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Shelves loaded with liquor bottles at the ABC Store in Ketner Center could change if a move to privatize the sale of liquor takes off.


Man accused of preying on unlocked vehicles Bond set at $178,000 for suspect in church break-ins BY EMILY FORD

Kacey Wayne Adams didn’t have to smash windows or break into vehicles to steal guns, cell phones, tools, cash and more, he told authorities. He just opened the unlocked car doors and helped himself, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. Adams, 31, of 13330 N.C. 49 in Gold Hill, faces 29 charges mostly related to thefts from vehicles, including stealing from several cars parked Jan. 1 at Cripple Creek Roadhouse and others parked Jan. 9 at First Baptist Church of Gold Hill during Sunday services. More charges are pending as the investigation continues, according to Sheriff’s Detective Carl Danger- ADAMS field. Adams is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center under $178,000 secured bond. Dangerfield described him as “extremely cooperative.” The married father of four was arrested Friday afternoon during a traffic stop on Stokes Ferry Road. His wife and 18-month-old child were in the car. Adams told authorities their other children are in foster care. He has “an admitted drug habit — pills and cocaine,” Dangerfield said. Late Saturday afternoon, Adams led authorities to a friend’s house, where he had stashed items


Jerry Fink eyes a bottle of tequila at the ABC Store in Ketner Center. Gov. Bev Perdue has called for a study of the ramifications of the state getting out of the liquor sales business.

Commissioners to weigh in on proposal; local ABC official among those not sold on idea BY KARISSA MINN

A trip to a local grocery store for bread and milk could soon include vodka and gin if the state overhauls its alcohol control system to save money. While Gov. Beverly Perdue

awaits a report this month on the option of privatizing the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control System this month, the debate has reached local officials. On Tuesday, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution supporting the continuance of the North Carolina

ABC system. The resolution also would oppose “any efforts to privatize the ABC system, diminish local control or to diminish the local government revenue stream afforded from local Commissioners ABC store profits.”

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Turning liquor sales over to private entities is only in the research and discussion phase at the moment.

Many in law enforcement taking a wait-and-see stance BY SHELLEY SMITH


Last week, Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten joined other North Carolina sheriffs and members of Gov. Beverly Perdue’s staff in Raleigh to discuss the pros and cons of ABC privatization. Two dozen sheriffs or their representatives attended, and Auten said he doesn’t have a

stance yet, but said he will be listening. “I want to continue to listen and to learn just like everyone else,” he said. “I understand the need for financing, but we don’t need to just go after that golden nugget without knowing what that will cause. We don’t have a crystal ball.” He said the governor’s staff is

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After 25 years as a national holiday, many Americans have automatically come to focus celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on his dramatic “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. But the Rev. Dr. George Bernard Jackson and others say too much of the holiday’s emphasis has sometimes been placed on the speech and maybe even on King himself. The slain civil rights leader’s overriding message, Jackson says, was that of a “beloved community” and making it better. “I get engulfed in the day,” says Jackson, who is vice chairman of the N.C. Martin Luther King Jr. JACKSON Commission, a Thomasville pastor and resident of East Spencer. “I like to use the national holiday as a day for public service.” The King holiday has become maybe the country’s most unique. Breakfast at It’s the only national holiday to YMCA kicks off honor an individual U.S. citizen. It Monday’s often is used as an educational tool activities at to remind citizens of African-Amer- 7:15 a.m., 3A icans’ past struggles for civil rights. It also serves as an annual springboard of discussion for how far the country has come in race relations — and how far it still has to go. But there’s concern, too, in the black community that the King holiday is one-day window dressing after which most Americans return to business as usual. “It’s patronizing — that’s a good word,” says Deedee Wright, a Sal- WRIGHT isbury resident and longtime civil rights activist. Jackson says the national holiday for King is important, “but not important enough yet” and not what was envisioned when President Reagan signed

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ABC FROM 1a Perdue said in December that she would consider privatizing the system to help close a $3.7 billion budget shortfall. The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control System has hired the Valuation Research Corporation, a Chicago-based consulting firm, to study potential savings and revenue from privatization. North Carolina is one of 18 control states that have a monopoly on liquor sales. Right now, the state ABC Commission distributes liquor from a central warehouse to 167 local ABC boards appointed by counties and cities. If the control system was eliminated, liquor licenses could be sold to private businesses — like specialty liquor stores or even grocery and convenience stores — to sell it by the bottle. Terry Osborne, general manager of the Rowan-Kannapolis ABC Board, wrote in a letter to commissioners that privatization would be counterproductive. “Control as we know it will continue to offer our state long term revenues, less crime and violence, less issues involving underage consumption and fewer liquor stores to occupy our streets,” Osborne wrote. He said North Carolina ranks 48th in consumption of alcohol and third in revenue to state and local governments. Privatizing would not result in downsizing of state government or reduction in state expenditures, he continued. “Not one dime of taxpayers’ money is used to fund ABC stores or their employees,” Osborne wrote. “The profits are returned without any investments.” He said the only two states to fully privatize their retail stores in the last two decades — Iowa and West Virginia — did not see the profits they expected from privatization. Virginia is currently transitioning its system and found



County legislators are split on and he said he wants to look at along with it.” the idea. other states that have gone N.C. Sen. Andrew Brock N.C. Rep. Harry Warren through privatizations to see said he isn’t sure if he supsaid he applauds the governor what has happened there. ports privatization, but he for looking at every possible N.C. Rep. Fred Steen said doesn’t think the ABC system way to save money. local governments have been should stay the way it is, ei“I’m in favor of less gov- able to choose if they wanted ther. He said the behavior of ernment, and I’m certainly not to allow the sale of liquor or some boards in the control in favor of the government be- other alcohol in their commu- system has gotten “out of coning in business in the private nities, he said, and he doesn’t trol.” sector,” Warren said. “I’m want to take away that choice. “If the system can be run anxious to see... what it will Steen said he is skeptical more efficiently if we privasave or benefit the state by go- that privatization will bring tize, that’s one way to go,” ing through privatization.” revenue to the state or coun- Brock said. “Another is to look He said even though the ties. He said no studies he’s at how to make things more ABC system is self-sustaining, seen have shown it would be efficient and effective in the private business typically profitable for North Carolina. system of control we have runs leaner and more effi“Until I’m convinced other- now.” ciently than the government, wise that privatization is the Privatization would not be JON C. LAKEY/SaLISBURY POST so it might raise more tax rev- best thing, I’m going to stick a “magic bullet” to fix the Wayne allman, a part-time clerk at the aBC Store in Ketner enue and provide more jobs. to my guns because I like the budget, he said, but it’s worth Center, talks about the proposed state study on privatizing the The state also stands to make way it is,” Steen said. “I’m a considering if it will save the sale of liquor. money from the licensing free market kind of guy... but state money without harmful process. this is not just a commodity. consequences. that it may see a significant said. “We train them as to Crime and impaired driv- This is something that has Contact reporter Karissa reduction in revenue. what to look for.” ing are concerns for Warren, some social issues that go Minn at 704-797-4222. Chad Mitchell, chairman of The seven ABC stores in the Board of Commissioners, Rowan County are closed said Friday he is leaning to- Sundays, and their longest Kluttz says the city’s efforts at inclusion ward supporting privatization hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and diversity haven’t stopped with one-day-abut will listen to discussion She said privatization could year observations. But she credits the holiday Tuesday and consider the res- result in liquor being sold on itself for encouraging citizens to reflect on FROM 1a olution. nearly every corner at all what more needs to be done in improving race “I’d like to see as many hours. it into law. relations. things privatized as possible, Salisbury resident Jerry “Our goal and dream was for this to become “To me, it’s extremely important,” says but I don’t necessarily know Fink, who visited the Ketner a national holiday embraced by the nation,” Kluttz, who holds “Spirit Luncheons” throughthat ABC is one of the things Center ABC Store Friday, Jackson says. “It hasn’t happened yet, because out the year. “The foundation of a successful that can be privatized well,” said he wouldn’t mind that in many quarters, it is seen only as a holiday community has to be good race relations. It’s he said. because he sometimes for African-Americans. That’s the tragic side. so important for people to be together.” He said he would need to works night shifts. “The positive side is that more and more But many African-Americans fear the messee a plan before supporting “If I got off at 5 o’clock in cities are planning events to commemorate sage of the King holiday in Salisbury and cities privatization. Some states al- the morning and wasn’t gothe national holiday and making it part of their across the country is forgotten the next day. low liquor to be sold in gro- ing to work for 24 hours, it calendars. It’s not where it should be.” “We will have breakfast on the 17th, and cery stores, while others re- would be nice to be able to Dr. Ada Fisher, a former Rowan-Salisbury each will go to his separate corners and come quire a separate establish- stop in and grab something,” Board of Education member, out fighting,” Fisher says. ment for liquor sales. Fink said. past congressional candidate    Local governments would Jane McLaughlin and and current Republican NaFifty years ago, Deedee Wright was a high gain revenue at first from the Tracy Shearer live in Salistional committeewoman, says school-age member of the “Greenville (S.C.) sale of buildings and stock, bury but are from Illinois, she thinks King would be disEight,” who were arrested a couple of times Mitchell said. Over the long which is not a control state. appointed, “as I am, about for refusing to leave the city’s whites-only pubrun, though, the county would They said Friday that privahow the holiday and efforts in lic library. lose revenue from the ABC tizing liquor sales here his honor have played out.” Later, she participated in the efforts to inboard’s profit distributions. would be “great.” “It’s too much about the tegrate Greenville’s parks, five-and-dime Linda Lowman, chair of the “I’m a one-stop shop kind man and not enough about enstores and churches. She would be arrested Rowan-Kannapolis ABC of guy,” Shearer said. “In acting the things he articulat- FISHER and jailed for marching on her state’s capital. Board, said more than $20 mil- grocery stores back home, ed,” she adds. Wright says it’s important to recognize lion has come to the county they put it behind a turnFisher says King was an intriguing figure King who was “so forward thinking” and sacthrough its ABC system. stile, and you have to have who she met once at her father’s church when rificed his life in trying to bring Americans “We feel like we’ve got a ID to buy it. It’s not out he spoke there as the civil rights movements together. good system the way it is,” where anyone can take it.” was unfurling. The spirit in which the law establishing the Lowman said. McLaughlin said the “Like my father and many blacks, he was King holiday was enacted was a good one, She said the board provides prices can be lower in pria Republican who believed in us being up and Wright says. But she worries that its intent alcohol education and law en- vate stores, thanks to sales doing something,” Fisher says, “so I’m not sure hasn’t been fulfilled. forcement services to the and competition. how he would view this holiday. “I would like to see more of a coming tocommunity, and it helps keep If Perdue recommends “I personally would have loved to see the gether of the different races and cultures,” liquor out of underage hands. privatization, the issue will holiday in honor of Frederick Douglass, the Wright says. “In the world of supposed-to-bes, “Our people strive to do come before the General Asabolitionist, for that was a more important un- I would like to see that throughout the year.” their very best to not sell to sembly in the upcoming sesdertaking in my mind, given that Republicans Every January the Salisbury community underage people,” Lowman sion. Right now, Rowan had passed the first Civil Rights Act in 1876, comes together at the King humanitarian I think.” awards and the King breakfast, Wright says,


MANY FROM 1a doing a good job of researching privatization, meeting with different groups such as law enforcement, health providers and the business community. Auten said one scenario discussed was a three-tier licensing operation. And for every 100,000 people in a county, there can be 30 businesses that can sell liquor. For Rowan, he said, there could possibly be 42 businesses able to sell liquor. The three tiers would be “mom and pop,” to regular businesses to big box businesses, Auten said. “They also talked about how the state expected to look at the same revenues if it would be privatized — with money coming back for mental health and law enforcement,” Auten said. “That (money) would all remain constant if it was changed over. “By selling these licenses there’s a potential for the state to take in a large amount of money.” Auten said the meeting was

informational. But it brought up some questions, such as what constitutes a liquor store? Do they have to be freestanding or could they be just part of a big box store? But the sheriffs had one common question: how would the privatization affect quality of life? “Currently we have very few, if any problems, at any of those stores,” Auten said of Rowan’s current ABC stores. “I don’t know of anything major that’s happened from one of them. The local board has officers on the weekends a couple hours in the evenings and during holidays and busy times.” Auten said he and others also worry about underage consumption. “It would obviously be more readily available,” he said. “The control issue comes up there I would think. “There’s something about underage folks won’t challenge going into a freestanding liquor store quite the same as going into another store where you could mix it in with groceries. “It would be a little different, more readily available.” People driving under the

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influence won’t go up, Auten said. “People that are going to drink are going to go get it, but obviously you’re putting a more potent drink more available,” he said. “It would have that potential (to increase), but I don’t know if it would change that statistic that much.” Auten said restrictions could also be put in place, such as liquor sales only being available within the city limits, or limitations on how many feet an outlet would have to be from a school, day-care center or church. “The state controls that, and they could add any stipulations at any time,” he said. Overall, he said, the meeting last week went well. “I don’t think it’s a onesided thing where they’re trying to ram this at anybody,” he said. “They’re trying to educate themselves to make the good decision on whether or not it’s worth doing this. “It’s going to be a very good discussion topic and it’s going to get a lot of attention.”


hosiery mill owner and social conservative was described by his opponents as the establishment candidate, Hayes said he wants to bring together all the different groups that backed Republican candidates, contributing to the GOP wresting control of the General Assembly from Democrats for the first time in 112 years. “This is going to be about the laying on of ears,” Hayes said. “I will be listening very carefully and very diligently to your ideas, your concerns and your suggestions.” But, he said, once the party chooses a strategy, he expects everyone to stick together. “There will be a jar in every county and it will say ‘$5 fine for whining,’ “ he said. “And I hope that’s not our biggest fundraiser.”

Communities recognize the King holiday differently. Though federal employees first observed the national holiday in 1986, it took much longer for states and cities to embrace it, including North Carolina and towns in Rowan County. North Carolina first made the King holiday a paid day off in 1988; the city of Salisbury, 1999; and Rowan County, 2002. Now all municipalities in Rowan observe the holiday. Today and in years past, the week leading up to the King holiday in Salisbury typically has included art, essay and speech contests; visiting speakers, candlelight vigils; unity breakfasts at black churches; and programs at the local colleges and the Hefner VA Medical Center. The bigger community events have been the annual King Humanitarian Awards, held every Sunday before the holiday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, and the King Parade, held in downtown Salisbury on the Monday holiday. The parade has featured drill teams, beauty queens, floats, dignitaries and the Livingstone College Band. For the first time last year, it ended on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue — the former Boundary Street, which city officials renamed in King’s honor. Donald “Duck” Sturdivant says it has troubled him for years that high school bands have not participated in the parade. “I find this inexcusable, especially for the leaders of the Rowan County school system to allow this to continue to go on year after year and not be affected by it,” Sturdivant says. Salisbury Councilman William “Pete” Kennedy, the lone African-American on the council, also questions the high school bands’ lack of parKENNEDY ticipation. “We feel that is something we need to change,” Kennedy says. 

Salisbury’s first King holiday parade was held in 1989 on what would have been the slain civil rights leader’s 60th birthday. In some of its earliest years, the holiday and its parade sparked organized protests the day before from small contingents of the Ku Klux Klan. Monday’s parade will be just one of the activities in Salisbury, starting with the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at the Hurley Family YMCA. It will be followed by a memorial service at the Oak Grove Freedmen’s Cemetery, the parade and festivities at the Civic Center from noon to 4:30 p.m. “I do know here, it is very, very important,” Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz says of the King holiday, “and, frankly, I’m proud of how it has grown and expanded from where it was when it started here.” Kluttz likes to see the numbers and diversity of the peo- KLUTTZ ple who increasingly have become involved in activities such as the annual breakfast, which typically draws around 500.

but afterwards the participants go home and “nothing else is done.” She notes, for example, the racial makeup among city and county employees and contends the equality King fought for has not come to fruition. Wright met King in the 1960s and became acquainted with his widow, Coretta Scott King, and their children as a student at Clark College in Atlanta. “I feel very honored that this country felt that the work he did deserved a time set aside to honor it,” she says. On the King holiday, Wright says she personally doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary other than to think about the sacrifices people such as King, John Lewis, Jesse Jackson and Coretta Scott King made. “I use it as a time to reflect and give thanks that this man was on the planet and contributed so much,” she says. 

Thomasina Paige, retired director of continuing education at Livingstone College, says she has lived other places where the King holiday is “really gigantic.” She appreciates what Salisbury has done in connection to the holiday, but thinks it could be even bigger. “I just hope it keeps its sense of seriousness,” Paige adds of the holiday, “and there is always something new and fabulous to talk about. … “I’m definitely feeling better that it is not going to die.” Paige likes to be involved in the holiday and its events. PAIGE “I will celebrate Dr. King until I die,” she promises. Kennedy, the longtime city councilman, says he hopes the King celebration will be even bigger 25 years from now and continues to teach children King’s contributions. “I just think it’s an education every year,” he says. “The Human Relations Council has done an excellent job of keeping this in the forefront.” 

The Rev. Dr. Jackson is the founding pastor and chief executive officer of Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship Inc. of Thomasville. He also is founder and chairman of the Martin Luther King Social Action Committee. He spends much of his King holiday volunteering at a regional health fair in Thomasville. It allows people with inadequate insurance to be seen by health-care professionals. The value of service offered — checkups, diagnosis and treatment — equates to $350 a person. “That’s what the beloved community is supposed to look like,” Jackson says. “It’s not a place of sentimental love but a place of opportunity, fair share, support, understanding and fellowship.” Jackson says the King holiday shows the world, among other things, how America celebrates underdogs and leaders who gave their all to a cause. “We’re a better nation than we were in 1968 (at King’s assassination),” he says. “We’ve made great strides. He would be proud of our nation, as well as disappointed in some areas.” Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.



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Portable electronic devices prove to have appeal BY JAMES CARLI II For the Salisbury Post

andheld portable electronic devices are marching toward replacing every media and device we know of. Smart phones such as Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android are the Swiss Army knives of our everyday lives; long gone are the days when you had to tote a day planner, notepad, calculator, map, Walkman, phone book, German pocket translator, compass and camera around in a sack, and then slip into the corner store to call for a cab home from the pay phone. Instead, you just pull a slick piece of shiny object out of a pocket and you are good to go. But one relic has escaped the tides of progress: The book. At least until the past year or so. One of the hottest items over Christmas was a device called an E-readers feature screens that are “e-reader,” a lightweight, handheld device with a screen, capable easier to read under different of storing and displaying thoulighting conditions. sands of books. Essentially these devices — al features such as audio playlike the Kindle that is sold excluback, instant book download over sively by online retail giant Amaa wireless network, text search zon, or the Nook, Barnes & Noand font-size adjustment. ble’s e-reader — are electronic But what do people who own ebooks, with a plethora of addition- readers love about them so much?


How is the proliferation of e-readers affecting booksellers? And how are libraries adjusting to this shift in technology? J.M. Black, a technology enthusiast and medical librarian in Silicon Valley, Calif., owns an Amazon Kindle and he loves it. An avid reader and traveler, Black took his Kindle on a trip to Europe and was grateful he could carry around all the books he wanted in one small device. He also lauds the ability to shop and download from a plethora of titles via any Wi-Fi or 3G network. On a trip to Hawaii, Black heard of a book that sounded fascinating. He looked it up on his Kindle, and within seconds he was reading the book. He considers the reading experience to be the same as reading a book. Unlike popular slate and tablet computers like the iPad, the screens on dedicated e-readers display the text surprisingly like paper. “The only drawback to the Kindle is that it is not easy to just flip back, if I wanted to look for a particular character or paragraph,” Black said. “But it is a great tool, an obvious tool, because you buy a book for the content, not the ‘arti-


Old photo brings backs lifetime of memories emembering is a cognitive process in which one can recall the past, according to Wikipedia, and can readily push you back mentally into the world you came from. A few months ago, on a bright nippy Tuesday morning, I received a phone call from Barbara Smith and Todd Shuping, employees of Duke EnerBUDDY gy, and inGETTYS volved in the massive expansion project at Buck Steam Power Generating Station. The facility is at a place still called Dukeville, where I spent my earlier years of life splashing around in an old boat on a historic river and developing the skills of life through the Boy Scouts,



The Salisbury Rowan Human Relations Council and community members have organized events throughout the day Monday to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s theme is “Unity Works.” Here’s the lineup of events: • The annual MLK Jr. Breakfast starts at 7:15 a.m. at the J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. Tickets are required and must have been purchased in advance. • Immediately after the breakfast, the Salisbury Police Department will lead those who attended in a procession to the Oak Grove Freedman’s Cemetery at Liberty and North Church streets for a memorial service led by Dr. Grant Harrison and Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. • Participants in the annual parade will line up at Liberty and Church and step off the parade at 11 a.m. They will proceed along Liberty to South Main Street, turn south, then to East Bank Street where they will turn east. The parade then proceeds along East Bank to Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, where it will end at the Salisbury Civic Center. • Festivities at the Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S., begin at noon and last until 4:30 p.m. Free family activities, food vendors, door prizes and commemorative T-shirts will be available. Mac Arnold and the Plate Full O’ Blues Band will perform at 2:30 p.m. Arnold is a former member of the Muddy Waters Blues Band. New at this year’s King celebration is a youth music workshop. Local youth will be given hands-on demonstrations while learning about the history of various types of music. Students who play instruments are encouraged to bring them.


The Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle are among the popular gadgets that allow users to access books and other print material via the Internet.

Sunday school and church projects, delivering newspapers for spending money, learning to shag, skating at the community building, constructing tree houses and damming up the creek to create swimming holes and, oh yeah, playing baseball. I am certainly a product of those days, days that most of the kids from that time and place considered a blessing from above. “We have some pictures of the Dukeville baseball team from the ’50s, and you are on one of them,” Barbara said. I was asked to come down and identify the other players. I was not completely surprised because Emil Sparger, a retiree from Buck and a former professional baseball player, had come by with a picture of the team just the day before. However, I couldn’t wait.

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Not only was I interested in the pictures, I wanted to know what was going on at the plant and now I was going to get the opportunity to see it first hand. The plant was built in 1926 and named for James “Buck” Duke, one of the cofounders of Southern Power that would later become Duke Power Co. The last major expansion of the plant was during the late ’40s and early ’50s. It was dubbed No. 4 unit. As I recall, the unit was originally ordered and built for a navy vessel but with World War II coming to an end, the Pentagon cancelled the order and the manufacturer offered it to Duke. As a kid, I watched the project daily from my front yard or sometimes up close from the river. The project more than doubled the size of the huge plant Many times I would sit under that old, white sun moving slowly across a pale


blue sky torching the earth with radiant heat. Small ripples from the muddy river would slap gently against the side of my boat.

Look back The next morning, I headed for my appointment to the new construction area in Dukeville. As I turned off Trading Ford Road, for the final mile down a narrow secondary road to the power station, the old Dukeville School was framed in my windshield. Like a modern computer system my long-term stored memory immediately connected to my mind’s eye. I was 6 years old again, standing on the green grass of the playground watching excited kids playing on swings and see-saws under a clear sky. The school property was surrounded by large cotton fields and a residential community. We were certainly


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aware of a serious war out there in the big world, biting at the very safety of our once carefree nation. The students prayed to God every morning and repeated the pledge to our flag, bought war stamps and listen to the news with their parents at night. Standing before me was a tough looking guy who had just entered my life like a bolt of lightning. His head was cocked sideways like a dog. Unshed tears punctuated his voice as he said, “I’m comin’ atcha” and come, he did, with the furor of a bull charging a red flag. I stepped quickly aside, confusing him and inadvertently hooking my foot in his. He tripped and felled flat on his face. He was up now, standing a head taller than me. The kids called him “Bull Dog.” Some of the kids had

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Making peace Bull Dog said he liked my blue belt, a part of my Cub Scout uniform. I took it off and traded it for his “tractor.” He pointed out that with the yellow handkerchief around my neck, I looked like a cowboy. I thought so too, so I became the Durango Kid. At the end of the day, this third-time first-grader and I were friends. The hardest part came next day when I had to promise my parents and Ms. Hager that I would never run away from school again. Back to the present, I am passing the site of the old baseball park, a place of excitement, pride and fun. I could almost see and hear the roaring crowds in the grandstand and parking lot and the players on the field. Baseball was played everywhere in those days in parks, playgrounds, farm fields, backyards, on the street by small children, old men, professionals and the boys and men in Dukeville. It was a very important part of our everyday life. There was both a little league team and a men’s team who played Landis, China Grove, Cooleemee and mill teams in Salisbury in a local industrial league. We also played other power plants with names like Dan River, Clifside, Riverbend and Allen. The Fourth of July and Labor Day were all- day festivals ending with bitter games for bragging rights. Baseball was a big deal for Duke Power Company. Being a star could weigh more on a job application than other qualifications. The construction at Buck was only half of the total project, costing millions of dollars. The other half was taking place at Dan River. The Dan River baseball field was on the National

Historic Register. The application had to include a description of the teams at the two plants. My part was to meet with Todd and name the players in the pictures from Buck.

Passing the frog pond Turning right at the construction site I saw the old frog pond on my left. This was the boy’s favorite site in the village. It was a place where the river backed up through a culvert under the railroad track. The water pooled at the culvert, creating a great swimming hole and then spread for acres. The boys would spend hot summer days swimming there sometimes buck naked. The guard at the gate was expecting me and directed me to Todd’s construction office where I quickly identified the guys in the picture. I was the youngest player. Including Emil, there were three former professional players. The others two were Jim Sharp There were several players that I remembered that was not on the picture. I learned that the construction project is part of Duke Energy’s plans to meet long-term needs while also reducing it’s carbon footprint. Five-hundred employees with Shaw Construction Company, in additional to Duke Energy people were on site. Going from a vertical coal fired plants at Buck and Dan River to natural gas-fired “combined-cycle plants” is state of the art technology that will provide much needed load growth while reducing harmful environ-

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Old school fan Local bookstore owner Deal Safrit disagrees. Proprietor of The Literary Bookpost on South Main Street in Salisbury, Safrit laments the changing tides. “How much more electronic crap is going into the landfill with people throwing out old equipment to replace them with new versions?” Safrit asked. And as a bookseller, Safrit is right to be concerned. According to a report by the BBC, Barnes & Noble saw a net loss of $63 million in the third quarter of 2010, and the company blames this largely on the influx of digital products. In an effort to ride the digital wave, Safrit and The Literary Bookpost are following the examples of larger retailers and are now offering what are known as “e-books.” Separate from the e-reader devices, ebooks are books that you

mental emissions. A 20-inch natural gas line, firing gas turbines that drive generators will take the place of the daily rail car deliveries that has maintained a mountain of coal for over 85 years. As I left the plant site, I looked back at the place where the village of 86 houses once stood. To this day, I can still name those 86 families. The area now is a giant ash pit where flyash is captured at the stacks and pumped into the liquid land fill. I remembered when flyash was a huge issue and people constantly complained. Now, it has consumed the village. Time marches on but memories still prevail. Buddy Gettys is a former mayor of Spencer. His dad, Ed Gettys, worked 40 years at Buck Steam Station. Buddy worked there in summers while attending school. He writes occasionally for the Salisbury Post.

purchase from a bookstore’s website and download directly to any device. The e-book system at the Literary Bookpost is run through Google eBooks, wherein you purchase a book and it is saved to your Google account. You can then open Google eBooks on most e-readers like the Nook, and on any Internetready device, from a PC to a smart phone, and read your book anywhere. Through this method of book distribution, your friendly neighborhood bookstore still gets a cut, unlike direct downloads like from Amazon’s book marketplace. Still, Safrit expressed concern over the future of bookselling. “If there is only one dominant bookseller like Amazon, they will tell the publishers which books they are going to sell and which ones they will not, instead of the publishers giving their books to the store to be sold,” he said. Safrit is uncertain if ereaders like the Kindle and Nook are just a fad, but he believes that to hold a paper book in your hands is to hold

authenticity, an authenticity that will still work if you drop it onto a concrete floor.

Libraries test tech Even public libraries are jumping on the e-reader bandwagon. The Rowan Public Library now has 12 Amazon Kindles it checks out, just like books. Purchased with funds from the library’s small equipment budget, the e-readers began to be issued in September, and according to librarian Betty Moore, demand has been exceptional, with 68 people on the waiting list late last week. The Kindles are available at all library branches and may be checked out for free for two weeks at a time. There is a $2 per day late fee, and when you check one out you sign an agreement to pay a $300 replacement fee. When asked about the security of lending out hardware, South Branch Manager Suzanne White said a lot of trust is involved, and that people are really just happy to have the technology. In a worst-case scenario however, absconding with a Kindle would be treated as theft. The library’s devices

contain about 80 titles, and if you want a specific book that is not already on the Kindle, you may request one book and the Library will purchase that title to put onto the e-reader. E-readers are popular, yet the idea of electronic books has been around since Project Gutenberg in the 1970s. They offer a handy, lightweight, portable way to own an entire library weighing only about a pound. It is certain they will hurt local booksellers, and even national chains like Borders, which was nearly sent into bankruptcy and was working to arrange a refinancing package from GE Capital and other lenders this past week. But the era of electronic gizmos for any task is no longer relegated exclusively to the realm of science fiction.


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GARNER (AP) — A Wake County town is holding its first tribute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King today. The celebration comes just three years after the mayor outraged black leaders by saying he didn’t want any more southeast Raleigh students at Garner schools. Garner pastor David Forbes, who met King, will lead the celebration. He’ll talk about his own experience being arrested for ordering a Coke at a Raleigh Woolworth’s store. Forbes said the celebration shows the peace that has been found in the small town in the period since Mayor Ronnie Williams angered black leaders with his comments about students from southeast Raleigh. Williams insisted his remarks had nothing to do with race. He said his concerns were over busing in students from Raleigh that received free or reduced-priced lunches. In 2008, Forbes called




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said. On Friday, Stanly County authorities had him under surveillance while Dangerfield drew a search warrant for the motel room. But before Dangerfield could execute the warrant, Adams and his family left the motel. Stanly authorities followed in unmarked cars while Rowan deputies set up a traffic stop on Stokes Ferry Road. Rowan deputies stopped him without incident at 2 p.m. and served a number of outstanding warrants for his arrest from several jurisdictions. One of the 29 charges against Adams is misdemeanor child abuse from a previous incident in Stanly County. His 18-month-old during Friday’s arrest was secured in a carseat, Dangerfield said. Of the 29 charges, six were generated in Rowan County. The majority came from Kannapolis, Concord and Cabarrus County, Dangerfield said. Stanly and Davidson counties continue their investigations as well, he said. Rowan authorities will sit down Tuesday with officers from the other counties to compare notes, he said. “This is a good example of collaborative work on an investigation,� he said.

Adams typically sold the items he had stolen to pawn shops or individuals, Dangerfield said. Adams said he was not aware of the surveillance cameras filming the parking lot at First Baptist Church of Gold Hill, according to Dangerfield. The church installed the cameras after a rash of thefts over several months, including air conditioners and catalytic converters, Dangerfield said. “They have been victimized several times,� he said. Adams told authorities he would have skipped the church if he’d known how many thefts had already occurred there. Charges include 10 counts of misdemeanor or felony larceny, seven counts of breaking and entering a vehicle, two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, one count of obtaining a financial transaction card, one count of larceny of a firearm, one count of possession of a controlled substance schedule III, four counts of failure to appear in court, one count of habitual felon, one count of possessing stolen goods and one count of misdemeanor child abuse.

FroM 1a stolen from cars parked at First Baptist Church of Gold Hill, Dangerfield said. Authorities have recovered nothing yet from vehicles at the Cripple Creek Roadhouse. Dangerfield said he hoped to return two guns and three cell phones today to church members and speak to the congregation during the 11 a.m. service. “I want to update them on the investigation and give them a vote of confidence,� he said. Dangerfield said he would also share Crimestoppers tips with the congregation. “Every single car was unlocked,� Dangerfield said. “He says that’s all he ever does.� Authorities from three counties worked together to apprehend Adams, who Dangerfield said has a lengthy criminal record and has been in and out of jail since he was 16. His convictions consist of nonviolent crimes, mostly larceny and fraud, all committed in Rowan and surrounding counties, Dangerfield said. Surveillance cameras at First Baptist Church of Gold Hill captured the image of a green Chevy Blazer pulling into the parking lot Jan. 9 just before the larcenies occurred. Stanly County authorities had similar video showing the same vehicle at the scene of another crime, Dangerfield said. Authorities began narrowing in on Adams. “His vehicle was known to be a green Blazer,� Dangerfield said. A camera at a New London ATM captured an image of Adams using a credit card stolen from a car at the Cripple Creek Roadhouse, Dangerfield said. “All the crimes were happening about the same time,� he said. “We got his car on video and then we started talking with Stanly and Davidson — his name was coming up all over the place.� Authorities learned that Adams and his wife and child were staying at a motel in New London, Dangerfield

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Man gets 73 years for 2006 killings ROCKINGHAM(AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 73 years in prison after pleading guilty in the deaths of two men in 2006. The Richmond County Daily Journal reported that Daniel Defoe was sentenced Friday as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. Defoe admitted killing Laxavier Henry and Billy Medford. Prosecutors say Defoe and an accomplice killed both men on separate occasions so they could rob them of money and drugs. Henry was beaten to death and Medford was shot. No trial date has been set for the second man accused in the crimes.

Event marks Civil War naval battle KURE BEACH (AP) — A historic site on the North Carolina coast is commemorating what is believed to be the largest land-sea battle of the Civil War. The event on Saturday recognized the Second Battle of Fort Fisher, which is hosting “Glory Enough for All.� It kicked off the state’s sesquicentennial recognition of the war. The program included guest speakers, panel discussions, guided battle walks of the remaining earthworks and thematic tours.

Duke game broadcast in Mandarin Chinese DURHAM (AP) — Duke basketball University reached out to a new market for its game against the University of Virginia. The school says Saturday’s game was broadcast in Mandarin Chinese, via Inside Access. It’s believed to be the first time in Atlantic Coast Conference history that a game has been broadcast in Chinese. Duke is home to more than 1,000 students, faculty and staff from China.

UNC president looks for duplication in system CHAPEL HILL (AP) — The president of North Carolina’s university system says he wants a review of academics to find potential duplications that can be cut to save money. University of North Carolina President Tom Ross told The News & Observer of Raleigh on Friday that the move is necessary to position the 17-campus system for an ever-shrinking state budget. Ross says the review will not be quick or popular and that faculty, staff and administrators will have to compromise. “It does have some pain, and we’ll have controversy,� Ross said. “Change is hard.� The UNC system has cut $620 million in the past four years. Ross doesn’t expect the review to save money right away, but to provide a lowercost plan for educating students. “We probably imagine there’s more unnecessary duplication than we’ll probably find,� said Hannah Gage, chairwoman of the UNC system’s board of governors. “There may not be immediate savings from this. But it’s the right thing to do.� Former UNC Charlotte Chancellor James Woodward will lead the review that will start in the next two months.



Ross has been in the job just two weeks, taking over Jan. 1 from Erskine Bowles, who spent five years saving money on the administrative side of the university system. Ross is turning the focus to academics, saying some campuses might lose programs if they are already offered at several other locations. Similar programs at geographically close campuses might be combined under one institution. “It’s one of the hardest things for an academic institution to do,� said Steve Ballard, chancellor at East Carolina University. “Do we need 15 political science departments or 15 English departments? I would argue we do. But beyond that, how much duplication do we need?� The review is expected to take some time because the campuses offer hundreds of programs. UNC Charlotte, for example, has 91 bachelor’s degree programs, 59 master’s programs and 18 doctoral programs. Ross said he understands the process will be painful, but he thinks it will pay off in the long run. “This isn’t a temporary economic downturn,� he said. “This is an economic restructuring.�

Funeral held for ex-NC auditor RALEIGH (AP) — Former North Carolina State Auditor Ralph Campbell Jr. was remembered Saturday as a friend and a ground-breaker, part of a prominent family of civil rights leaders, WRALTV in Raleigh reported. Campbell, who died Tuesday at age 64 from lung cancer, was the first black person elected to statewide executive office in North Carolina when he won the 1992 election for auditor. He served for 12 years. “He was a gift to the people of North Carolina,� Gov. Beverly Perdue said at Campbell’s funeral in St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh. “We, from Murphy

to Manteo, have felt his love and care for the people of North Carolina.� Campbell’s office generated audits and reviews critical of the state’s mental health treatment program and Medicaid funding for hospitals, which put him at odds with Democratic Gov. Mike Easley’s administration. He also released an audit of a foundation in 2003 that led eventually to the political downfall of the antidrug group’s founder, U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance, D-N.C. Such work didn’t help Campbell’s popularity and he lost his 2004 re-election bid. “The more audits that you do, the votes catch up with

you,� he said at the time. But he said in early 2005 that he had been blessed. “It has really been an incredible journey, beyond my wildest dreams,� he said. Campbell was the son of civil rights leaders June and Ralph Campbell Sr. Campbell’s younger brother Bill was the first black student to attend an all-white Raleigh school and later served two terms as Atlanta’s mayor. Perdue also paid tribute to Campbell as a personal friend, who helped her after her divorce 16 years ago. “He helped me and my two sons pick up the pieces of our lives,� Perdue said. “That’s the kind of friend

Former state lawmaker dies GREENSBORO (AP) — John McNeill Smith Jr., a former state lawmaker and civil rights attorney who fought against a college speakers’ ban, defended a member of the Communist Party and worked to desegregate businesses in Greensboro in the 1960s, died Saturday at his Greensboro home. He was 92. Smith’s daughter Eleanor Smith said her father had been in declining health recently. Smith may be best known as the attorney who unsuccessfully defended Greensboro native Junius Scales, convicted twice under the Smith

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Parties seek political profit in wake of deadly Arizona shooting WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats, Republicans and independent groups across the ideological spectrum are seeking political profit from the shooting rampage in Arizona, often moderating their rhetoric in pursuit of their goals. Often, but not always. Two days after the Jan. 8 attack, the conservative Tea Party Express issued a fundraising appeal that said the accused gunman’s actions in the months leading to the shooting were “more consistent with Blame America associated press First Liberals, not the tea parpeople gather at the steps of the U.s. capitol in Washington ty movement.” Democrats, too, acted for a candlelight vigil for victims of the shooting rampage. quickly to inject politics into the shooting. Within hours of the gunfire, they far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails circulated a posting from Sarah Palin’s 2010 the world at the feet of those who happen to campaign website that showed crosshairs su- think differently than we do — it’s important perimposed on Tucson, Ariz., and several oth- for us to pause for a moment and make sure er regions of the country, part of her effort that we’re talking with each other in a way to defeat incumbent Democrats who had vot- that heals, not in a way that wounds,” he ed for President Barack Obama’s health care said. legislation. More than any one politician, Palin, the In an interview last Sunday, Democratic 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois referred to the and a possible White House contender in crosshairs as well as Palin’s combative ral- 2012, figured in the unfolding political delying cry of “Don’t retreat; reload.” He said: bate. “These sorts of things, I think, invite the kind Initially, an aide seemed to agree with a of toxic rhetoric that can lead unstable peo- radio interviewer who said the crosshairs ple to believe this is an acceptable response.” were surveyors’ markings. But the page from Republicans tried to shield tea party sup- Palin’s website was removed without explaporters from any guilt by association with an nation. accused gunman with a troubled past. At midweek, Palin released a videotaped “What we know about this individual, for statement, drawing attention to herself in the example, is that he was reading Karl Marx hours leading to Obama’s widely anticipated and reading Hitler. ... That’s not the profile speech Wednesday. of a typical tea party member and that’s the “Acts of monstrous criminality stand on inference that’s being made,” said Sen. Lamar their own,” she said in the seven-minute video Alexander, R-Tenn. that showed her seated in front of a stone fireThe jockeying coincided with a formal place, an American flag visible in the backcease-fire on partisan activity in Congress, ground. “They begin and end with the crimas well as with bipartisan calls for greater ci- inals who commit them, not collectively with vility when lawmakers return to work and all the citizens of a state, not with those who debate the issues that divide them. listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing House Republicans canceled a debate and districts used by both sides of the aisle.” vote that had been scheduled for this past She defended her own words and actions, week on a bill to repeal the health care law noting that she had said while campaigning — an event that could have erupted into par- in Arizona last year, “We know violence isn’t tisan fury. the answer. When we take up our arms, we’re “An attack on one who serves is an attack talking about our vote.” on all who serve,” said Speaker John BoehnAt the same time, she said: “Especially er, an Ohio Republican sworn into office less within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalthan a week before the shootings. ists and pundits should not manufacture a Obama ordered flags at federal buildings blood libel that serves only to incite the very lowered to half-staff and led the nation in a hatred and violence that they purport to conmoment of silence. He flew to Tucson to demn. That is reprehensible.” speak at a memorial service not far from the Her statement led to fresh criticism, hospital where Democratic Rep. Gabrielle though. Jewish leaders pointed out that the Giffords and other victims were being treat- phrase “blood libel” had roots in false and ed. anti-Semitic charges that Jews once killed “At a time when our discourse has become Christian children to use their blood in reliso sharply polarized — at a time when we are gious rituals.

Obama ready to work with both parties WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s ready to work with lawmakers in both parties in a “spirit of common cause” to address major issues as Congress gets back to business after the Arizona shooting that brought legislative debate to a virtual standstill. “We carry on because we

have to,” Obama said in his radio and Internet address Saturday. “After all, this is still a time of great challenges for us to solve.” He cited the need to create more jobs, strengthen the economy and reduce deficits — all issues, he said, that can be tackled in a “spirit of common cause

with members of Congress from both parties.” But first, Obama will have to wait for lawmakers to take up a more contentious issue: repeal of his health care law. The House has scheduled a vote for Wednesday to undo the law, setting the stage for partisan confrontation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Republican Party chairman’s celebration may be short-lived. From the get-go, Reince Priebus faces a ton of tough tasks in the wake of Michael Steele’s troubled tenure. Priebus must dig the party out of a $22 million hole. He must prepare the GOP to take on President Barack Obama. He must unite a GOP in the midst of an identity crisis fueled by the tea party. He must restore credibility to a national party whose power has diminished over time, and particularly in the past two years under Steele. Steele watched from the sidelines as several GOP-leaning outside groups formed to assume campaign functions that the party historically has managed, including fundraising, advertising and get-outthe-vote efforts. Major donors and veteran operatives worried about Steele’s stewardship stepped in to perform tasks they argued the Republican National Committee wasn’t equipped to do under him. Even so, Priebus insisted after his victory that the RNC was “very relevant.” Yet as Democrat Bill Clinton could attest to after huge election losses in 1994 when he was president, talk of relevancy indicates a problem. In recent years, changes in

campaign finance laws coupled with technological advances have made it relatively easy for deep-pocketed donors to circumvent the national party organizations to have more of a say in national elections by setting up independent groups. That’s what big-name establishment Republicans such as Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie did over the past two years as concerns about Steele’s management mushroomed amid reports of spending improprieties, anemic fundraising and verbal missteps. Now, the new chairman is looking to reassert the party’s control over national elections, woo back donors who fled the RNC and restore the GOP umbrella organization’s tarnished image. “We’re going to bring real leadership back,” said Priebus, Wisconsin’s state chairman. “We have a lot of work to do.” Despite all the woes at the RNC under Steele, Republicans made enormous gains in last November’s elections, winning control of the House. So does it really matter who becomes chairman of a national party? Yes, the 168-member RNC certainly thought. Five people, including Priebus and Steele, competed over the past few months for the job.


The favorite heading into Friday’s balloting, Priebus led the field through seven rounds of voting. Steele quit after the fourth when it became clear he could not win a second two-year term.

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LAKELAND, FLA. — Anna Louise Pickett, age 81, of Lakeland, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at her home in the arms of her family. She had been diagnosed two weeks earlier with lymphoma. Born Dec. 11, 1929, in Houston, Tex., Anna was the daughter of the late Ira J. and Ethel Maulden Vickers of Lakeland. While an infant, her family returned to Florida, where she was a lifelong resident. Educated in Polk County Schools, Lakeland, she reached a 10th-grade education before marrying and went on to receive her GED in mid-life. Anna married Clifford L. Pickett of Miami, Fla., on Dec. 20, 1947, at First Church of the Nazarene in Lakeland by the Rev. Ferdon. A homemaker, she was affiliated with the Nazarene denomination her entire life and was currently a member of Highland Park Church of the Nazarene. Anna was known across the state for her piano playing, having begun her music ministry at the age of 16, and was regularly called on to play at weddings, funerals, revivals and camp meetings. She had served as pianist at several Nazarene churches in the state, including three in Lakeland, as well as Sebring, Plant City, Hileah, Uleta and others. She and Clifford devoted their lives to sharing their deep love for the Lord Jesus and were treasured by many for the spirit and quality of their music. Mrs. Pickett was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Vernon Vickers; and grandson, Gerald Alan Andrews. Surviving are her husband, Clifford; son, Dale (Charlotte) Pickett of Winter Haven, Fla.; daughters, Sylvia (Ken) Andrews of Salisbury, N.C. and Janet (Tom) Sharrett of Lakeland, Fla.; brother, John (Joyce) Vickers of Morriston, Fla.; sister, Melba (Ray) McKenzie of Winnsboro, S.C.; grandchildren, Thomas (Lauren) and Daniel (Krissy) Sharrett of Lakeland, Brian Andrews of Salisbury, N.C., Cheryl Andrews of WinstonSalem, N.C., Bobby (Melanie) Wink of Havanah, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Grason, Miles and Mae Sharrett, Riley and Helena Sharrett, Elizabeth Wink and Brannon Wink. Services: Visitation is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene with the service following at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Lanier Funeral Home in Lakeland is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Douglas Walters

BLOWING ROCK — William Kemp Steen, 64, of Blowing Rock passed away Friday, Jan. 14 at Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Boone, after a short, serious illness. Born Sept. 10, 1946 in Salisbury he was the son of the late William Clarence and Kathleen Helms Steen. Kemp graduated from Boyden High School in 1964, from Wingate College in 1966 ,and continued his education at Lenoir Rhyne College, graduating with a degree in economics in 1968. He served in the United States Army Reserve for six years. He was a real estate broker in Blowing Rock with 25 years of residential and commercial real estate experience, most recently with Jenkins , Inc. Kemp was an active member and Elder at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church. He served on the Finance Committee, the Stewardship Committee, and chaired the Endowment Committee. One of his greatest joys was teaching the Men's Bible Class. He also served on the Wingate University Board of Visitors. Kemp enjoyed golfing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with his family, particularly with his first grandchild, Knox Monroe Winebarger. Kemp is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Monroe Steen; daughters, Laura Marie Steen, (Deedee Taylor) of Hickory, Lana Steen Winebarger (Ed); grandson, Knox, of Vilas; sisters, Kathleen Steen Kershaw (Joe) of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Pattie Steen Fleming, Raleigh; brother-in-law, James M. Monroe, Jr. (Dot), Concord; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service: Will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18 at noon at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, Blowing Rock. Visitation: The family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Memorials: May be made to Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 393, Blowing Rock, NC 28605; Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, Watauga Medical Center, 336 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC 28607;Wi or the charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the Steen family at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Steen family.

ROCKWELL — Jack Douglas Walters, 83, of Rockwell passed away on Thursday Jan. 13, 2011 at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. Born Sept. 21, 1927 in Salisbury, he was the son of the late S. Johnson and Sally Roof Walters. Mr. Walters was a widely respected teacher and administrator in the Rowan County School System where he served 36 years. After retirement from the school system, he went on to serve 15 years as Director of Development at Nazareth Children's Home. His entire career of 51 years was dedicated to mentoring the youth of Rowan County. He was a former Civitan member and was presented the Citizen of the Year award by the Salisbury Civitan Club in 1993. He also held memberships in the NC Division of Principals, the Royal Order of Moose, the National Association of Elementary Principals, the Miller-Russell American Legion Post and the Hornets Post 845. In 1974, Mr. Walters was presented The Order of the Long Leaf Pine which is the highest civilian award given by the Governor of North Carolina. He was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church where he served as a former Sunday School teacher, Church Councilman and member of the Lutheran Men in Mission. Mr. Walters was also the youngest man to serve as Master of Keller Memorial Lodge #657 in 1955. He is a graduate of Catawba College and earned postgraduate degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Walters proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Pacific theatre. Mr. Walters was a man of tolerance, and he quite simplistically put daily life into perspective and looked for possibilities on the brighter side of life. In his own quiet way, he encouraged others to meet life in the same quiet and positive manner. He valued the vitality of life and embraced it with warm hugs and a smile that twinkled contagiously. He possessed a unique talent for listening to friends, family and co-workers. Each person he touched experienced his warmth and goodwill. Jack's guidance and enduring love and devotion for his family will always be remembered. Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Juanita H. Walters; three children, Dr. John D. Walters (Ann) of Columbus, Ohio, Joel V. Walters (Priscilla) of Charlotte, and Jane W. Ogburn (Sam, Jr.) of Winston-Salem; one brother Charles R. Walters (Suzie) of Salisbury and six wonderful grandchildren, Andy and Alison Walters, Whitney and Graham Walters and Samuel III and Jack Ogburn. Service: The funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack D. Walters will be held Monday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Rockwell with the Rev. Craig Sigmon officiating, burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens. Visitation: The family will receive friends at Powles Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and Monday from 1-2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be shared with St. James Lutheran Church PO Box 486 Rockwell NC 28138 or the Jack D. Walters Endowed Scholarship Fund at Catawba College 2300 West Innes Street Salisbury NC 28144-2488.. Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Walters family. Online condolences may be made at

SPENCER — Boyd Benjamin “B.B.” Hunnicutt, 92, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. Memorials: Oakdale Baptist Church, PO Box 233, Spencer, NC 28159 or Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr. Charlotte, NC 28215. Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the Hunnicutt Family. Online condolences may be made at

Aaron Wilkie Earnhardt

CONCORD — Norma Jean Carithers Odom, age 71, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, while surrounded by family and friends who dearly loved her. Born in Rowan County on Jan. 26, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Paul C. Carithers and Jewel Owens Carithers Kerley. She was a member of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church and formerly worked at Terry Products in Kannapolis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Talmage and Malcomb Carithers. Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Odom; a son, Timothy Odom of Kannapolis; a daughter, Kathy M. Massey and her husband, Tony of Smithfield; five grandchildren, Michael Odom and wife, Amy, Nathan Massey and wife, Jennifer, Anthony Odom, Caleb Massey and Benjamin Odom; and three great-grandchildren, Amaris Taylen Massey, Garris Andrew Massey and Ava Grace Massey. Service: Funeral services for Mrs. Odom will be conducted in Friendship Freewill Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. The Rev. Marler Starnes and Rev. George Morris will officiate. Entombment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Lady's Funeral Home and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Memorials: The family request memorials for Mrs. Odom to be directed to the building fund of, Friendship Freewill Baptist Church, 509 West 22nd Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mrs. Odom with arrangements.

CONCORD — Aaron Wilkie Earnhardt, age 87, of Concord, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at his residence. His death follows an extended illness. Born May 10, 1923, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Uza M. and Jenny Overcash Earnhardt. He was retired from Cannon Mills. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Margie Earnhardt; a step-son, Larry Graham; and three sisters, Frances E. White, Ellen E. O'Flaherty, and Irene Earnhardt. Mr. Earnhardt is survived by his wife, Johnsie Farrington Graham Earnhardt; a step-son, Phillip Graham (Tisha) of Landis; three stepdaughters, Melinda Willis (Jim) of Mint Hill, Jo Anne Perry (Ron) of Charlotte and Kay Musselwhite (Frank) of China Grove; a step-daughterin-law, Sylvia F. Graham of China Grove; two nieces, Frances Stump and Mary O'Flaherty; and a nephew, Patrick O'Flaherty. Service: Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove with Rev. Mike Hubbard officiating. Visitation: Family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Monday at Whitley's Funeral Home. Whitley's Funeral Home is assisting the Earnhardt Family. Online condolences may be left at

Baby Boy McGee SALISBURY — Baby Boy Sincere Amiel McGee, of 1118 Laurel St., Salisbury, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete. Services entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home.


- Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph R. Giese, 24, of Winder, Ga., died Jan. 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ---------

- Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert W. Pharris, 48, of Seymour, Mo. and - Army Spc. Christian J. Romig, 24, of Kenner, La. died Jan. 5 of wounds suffered at Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device. ---------

- Army Sgt. Ethan C. Hardin, 25, of Fayetteville, Ark., and - Army Pfc. Ira B. Laningham, IV, 22 of Zapata, Tex. died Jan. 7 of wounds suffered at Logar province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. ---------

- Army Pfc. Robert J. Near, 21, of Nampa, Idaho, died Jan. 7 at Kandahar, Afghanistan.

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Hoover A. Lingle SALISBURY — Hoover A. Lingle, 82, of Salisbury, passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks of Salisbury. Hoover was born on June 19, 1928, in Rowan County, he was the youngest child of the late John A. and Mary Lyerly Lingle. Lingle was educated in the Rowan County School System and served in the United States Army. Upon returning from his military service, Lingle was an original member of the Rowan County Rescue Squad, retiring in 2001, with 50 years of service. A retired concrete contractor, he enjoyed salt water fishing and using his air-boat in community service. In 1981, he established a world record for long distance travel in his air-boat from Wilmington to Cocoa Beach, Fla. Lingle also holds the record for traveling the Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk, Va. to North Miami, Fla. In 1993, he was named Man of the Year by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Lingle also traveled with the NC Baptist Men disaster relief team to a number of disaster sites including the NC Coastal region after hurricane Floyd, and also to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. after 9-11. In addition to his parents, Hoover is preceded in death by brothers, Roy M. Lingle, J. Leo Lingle, Earl C. Lingle; and sisters, Zelia L. Brown, Pauline L. Ritchie, Blanche L. Ritchie, Ruth L. Bernhardt, Hazel L. Canup and Edith L. Hampton. Survivors include, brothers-in-law, Howard Bernhardt and Claude Hampton; sisterin-law, Kate B. Lingle; and many nieces and nephews. Service and Burial: The funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 18, at 11 a.m. at the Powles Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Carl Haynes pastor of Christiana Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the Christiana Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends at Powles Funeral Home on Monday January 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. Memorials: In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Rowan County Rescue Squad, 1140 Julian Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 or to the donors choice. Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Lingle family. Online condolences may be made at

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Ronald Everett White

EAST SPENCER — Josephone "Josie" Pledger Rollings, age 86, of 111 East Broad St., East Spencer earthly life ended and her eternal life began Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1924 in Royston, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Anderson and Eula White Pledger. A graduate of Dunbar High School, she retired as a seamstress with R. W. Norman Draperies. A member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, East Spencer, Mrs. Rollings was a member of the Willing Workers Missionaries, Choir and Kitchen Committee. Her husband, Lester Rollings, preceded her in death, July 24, 2007. Those who shall cherish her memory is a son, Ronnie Rollings (Shelia) of Salisbury; daughters, Eulester L. Williams (Therone) of Clermont, Fla. and Joanne Harris (Harry L.) of Berea, Ohio; brother, Anderson Pledger, Jr. (Bertha) of Washington, D.C.; sister, Marcie Long of East Spencer; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation, Service and Burial: Visitation will be at 12 noon and funeral at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Pastor, Rev. Alonza Williams, officiating. Burial will be in the U.S. National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd. Services entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY — Ronald Everett White, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the age of 80, a station he was proud to have eclipsed. He died of complications of diabetes as well as pancreatic cancer. Born Sept. 17, 1930, in Marble, to Everett Rice White and Ora Deweese White, he was raised in Otter Creek and Franklin. Ronald Everett White began life as the child of simple mountain folk and the ideals therein held dear. At a young age, he developed a curiosity for mechanics and was educated by his father as well as his uncle, Arthur Gary of Atlanta, Ga., as to how things operated. He became an accomplished mechanic, working on automobiles and farm equipment with his father and brother, David Boyce White, on his parents' farm in Franklin. After graduating from Franklin High School in 1948, he attended Mars Hill College for one year; he then enlisted in the U. S. Navy along with his brother, Boyce, in 1951. He was stationed in Pensacola, Fla. as a Link Instructor and was honorably discharged in 1954 when he joined the civil service and moved to Enterprise, Ala. At nearby Fort Rucker, he continued as a Link Instructor for the Army. While in Enterprise, Ala. he met Maxine Yarborough and they were married in 1957. He moved to Raleigh in 1957 to begin his education in engineering at North Carolina State University while working as a mechanic at Tilley's Garage on Western Blvd. across from campus. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1964. After graduation, he moved his young family to Barnesville, Ga. and then Griffin, Ga. where he began his professional career and as an engineer with the William Carter Company in Barnesville, Ga. In 1966, he accepted a position with Fiber Industries, a division of Hoechst Celanese, Inc. in Mount Ulla, and moved his family to Salisbury. He spent 30 years working at Celanese until his retirement in 1997. During retirement Ronald enjoyed his continued interest in automobiles, photography, boating and his grandchildren. A staunch conservative, Jeffersonian Republican, historian, master mechanic, sailor and, last but not least, a capable left handed golfer, he was a tortured perfectionist who found peace in his waning days. Those who remain to share the stories of his life with the world are his brother, David Boyce White and wife Susie; Maxine White; son, Ronald E. White Jr.; son, Mark Gregory White and wife Cyndy Decker White; daughter, Jennifer Renee' White; grandchildren, Trevor Gentry, Chelsea Gentry, Ferguson Menz, John Underfer II, Austin White, Maddox White, Kimball White and Ellis White. Service: A private ceremony is planned. Memorials: Please make donations to the UNC Hospice in Pittsboro, N.C. and the American Diabetes Association in the name of Ronald E. White, Sr. in lieu of flowers. Cremation Society of the Carolinas is assisting the White family. Online condolences may be left at

Oldest African-American in US dies at age 113 SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — When she turned 113, Mississippi Winn could still stand up on her own and never thought her age was a detriment to her life. The upbeat former domestic worker from Shreveport, known in the city as “Sweetie,” died Friday afternoon at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home, said Milton Carroll, an investigator with the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office. Winn was believed to be the oldest living AfricanAmerican in the U.S. and the seventh-oldest living person in the world, said Robert Young of the Gerontology Research Group, which verifies information for Guinness World Records. Young said Winn was one of two known people left in the United States whose parents both were almost certainly born into slavery because documents show they were born before the end of

the Civil War, though her great-niece Mary C. Hollins says Winn never acknowledged that. “I don’t know much about that,” Hollins recalled Winn saying when asked about her parents’ early years. Young visited Winn in July 2010 and remembered her being much more fit than others her age. “When I asked her how old she was, she knew she was 113 but she thought she was young,” he said. “She always thought there would be a next year. … She had a very positive attitude.” With Winn’s death, Young’s Los Angeles-based gerontology group has verified Mamie Rearden, 112, of Edgefield, S.C., as the current oldest known living AfricanAmerican in the U.S. He said Eunice Sanborn, 114, of Jacksonville, Texas, is the world’s oldest known living person. Hollins said Friday

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Police name suspect after police officer gunned down in NJ LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police signed murder charges Saturday against a 19-year-old man they accuse of fatally shooting a New Jersey police officer who had driven up beside him and started to question him. A massive manhunt is under way for Jahmell W. Crockam, who is charged with killing Lakewood Patrolman Christopher Matlosz on Friday. Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said Crockam is known by the street name “Sav” — short for “Savage.” A Superior Court Judge set bail for Crockam at $5 million cash once he is arrested. Authorities say the 27year-old Matlosz drove up to Crockam as Crockam was walking and began speaking with him in a nonconfrontational manner when the suspect suddenly stepped back, pulled out a handgun and shot the officer three times. More than 100 local, county, state and federal officers completed a house-tohouse search overnight in the neighborhood where the shooting occurred, at times barging into homes at gunpoint and ordering inhabitants to get on the floor. Ford warned the public that Crockam is considered armed and dangerous. “We have to assume he’s armed and he’s not disinclined to use that fatal,

lethal weapon if he feels threatened,” she said. A reward for the suspect’s capture is now up to $117,000. A suspect was not in custody as of Saturday night. A massive show of force was on display at Lakewood police headquarters, including a black armored vehicle similar to those used in war zones. Most officers were awash in body armor, clutching automatic weapons, police dogs at their side. Even before the officer’s shooting, Crockam was being sought on illegal weapons charges. On Dec. 29, the prosecutor’s office obtained an arrest warrant for him on charges of possessing an illegal rifle and hollow-point bullets. The weapon used has not yet been recovered, Ford said. A person who answered the telephone at Crockam’s parents’ house in Lakewood hung up when a reporter called Saturday seeking comment. Officers were struggling with their emotions, grieving for their slain colleague while trying to remain focused on the task of catching his killer. Several officers at police headquarters worked deep into the night. “Everyone is remaining professional,” said Capt. Thomas Hayes of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. “This really is an intense investigation.”

Skiers rescued after chair lift stalls in Ohio CHESTERLAND, Ohio (AP) — A ski lift stalled Saturday at a northeast Ohio resort, leaving more than 80 people stuck for several hours until emergency crews used ropes to lower them to safety, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The ski lift at Alpine Valley in Munson Township malfunctioned at about 2:30 p.m., leaving the skiers dangling about 30 feet from the ground, said Chief Scott Hildenbrand of the Hambden Fire Department, one of the agencies that responded. Crews threw blankets to the skiers so they would stay warm until they were rescued, which took about three hours, Hildenbrand said. Medics checked the skiers, none of whom needed to go to the hospital, Hildenbrand said. “They’re a little cold,” he said, “they were dressed to be skiing and moving

around, not to be hanging 30 feet in the air.” Hildenbrand said a broken gear caused the ski lift to stall, but he had no other details A manager for Alpine Valley, an 125-acre resort east of Cleveland, didn’t immediately return a phone call from the Associated Press seeking comment. The resort has about 72 acres for skiing, snowboarding and tubing, according to its website. Winds in northeast Ohio were gusting up to 25 mph or more Saturday afternoon, which is fairly common for the region, said Brian Mitchell, a meteorological technician for the National Weather Service. The rescue effort came less than three weeks after a ski lift in Maine derailed. Eight people were injured Dec. 28 when five chairs fell as far as 30 feet amid high winds at the Sugarloaf resort, about 120 miles north of Portland.

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Zodiac kerfuffle has horoscope readers atwitter The Associated Press

Sofia Whitcombe began her day with the startling realization that she might not be exactly who she thought she was. “My whole life, I thought I was a Capricorn,” the 25-yearold publicist said. “Now I’m a Sagittarius? I don’t feel like a Sagittarius!” It felt, she said, like a rug had been pulled from under her feet. “Will my personality change?” she mused. “Capricorns are diligent and regimented, and super-hard-working like me. Sagittarians are more laid back. This is all a little off-putting.” Countless people reacted on social networks Friday to the “news” that the stars have shifted alignment, astrologically speaking. No matter that the astronomy instructor who started it all in a weekend newspaper interview said it was an old story — very old; 2,000 years old, actually — and that astrologists were insisting it wouldn’t change a thing. The story had traveled around the blogosphere like, well, a

shooting star. Some people seemed angry. “I believe it’s a zodiac scam,” said Jose Arce, a 38year-old from Fort Lee, N.J., who runs a body shop. “I’ve known myself to be a Sagittarius, I believe, since I was born. So to come up now with some new sign? It’s unacceptable!” Astrologers across the country reported a wave of calls, e-mails or website hits from concerned clients. “People are more attached and loyal to their signs than they thought,” said Eric Francis, editor of, who said he had had 25,000 hits on his site since midnight. “It’s interesting how many people are panicking their sign is wrong.” Astounded by all the kerfuffle was the man who started it, astronomy instructor Parke Kunkle. In an interview Sunday in the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, Kunkle had explained that the Earth’s wobbly orbit means it’s no longer aligned to the stars in the same way as when the signs of the zodi-

ac were first conChapel Hill. ceived, about 5,000 Mary-Iris Taylor, years ago. That a writer in St. Louis, means, Kunkle said, had seen the story of that when asKunkle’s zodiac on trologers say the sun TV, but on Friday, is in Pisces, it’s realshe read a link a ly in Aquarius, and so friend had posted on on. Facebook and real“Astronomers ized she was an have known about Ophiuchus. this since about 130 And what, she B.C.,” Kunkle told wondered, did that The Associated Press mean? Friday in his office at “I’d just like to the Minneapolis Comknow what I’m supassociated press posed to be like munity and Technical College, his phone astonomy teacher parke Kunkle. now,” she said. “As a ringing constantly, as Sagittarius, I was supit had since the article came off in their zodiac signs, but posed to be the life of the parout. (One person had even de- they are neglecting a 13th con- ty — at least, that’s what I manded: “Give me my sign stellation, Ophiuchus, (pro- wanted it to mean,” she back.”) nounced Ooh-FEE-yew-kus) laughed. “Now what?” “This is not new news. Al- the Serpent Bearer, for those According to many astrolmost every astronomy class born from Nov. 30 to Dec. 17. ogists, she shouldn’t worry. talks about it.” According to myth, OphiLinda Zlotnick, an asNew news or old, most peo- uchus became a healer when trologer for 32 years in St. ple had never heard it before. he killed a snake and another Paul, Minn., said she and felAnd one of the more fascinat- appeared with an herb in his low astrologers have long ing elements of the story was mouth that revived the dead known of the issue raised by talk of a new sign altogether. one, said Amy Sayle, an as- Kunkle, but that the most By the reckoning of Kun- tronomy educator at the commonly used zodiac — tropkle and other astronomers, as- Moorehead Planetarium at the ical — isn’t affected by it. Zlottrologers are not only a month University of North Carolina, nick said the sidereal zodiac,

which isn’t as widely used, is based on the constellations. Other astrologers expressed resentment that the brouhaha had been launched by an astronomer. While astronomy is a science, astrology is not recognized as having any scientific basis. “This is an attempt to show ignorance on the part of astrologers,” said Jim Sher, who runs an astrological institute in Los Angeles. “We do know about this,” he said of the planetary wobble. Added Craig Martin, another Los Angeles astrologer: “It’s unlikely the astrology community is going to accept what an astronomer is trying to put on them.” A spokeswoman for the American Federation of Astrologers, Shelley Ackerman, said she’d been swamped with emails from worried clients. “This doesn’t change your chart at all. I’m not about to use it,” she said. “Every few years a story like this comes out and scares the living daylights out of everyone, but it’ll go away as quickly as it came.”

Unrest engulfs Tunisia after president’s ouster TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Looting, deadly prison riots and street chaos engulfed Tunisia on Saturday, a day after mass protests forced its strongman to flee. A new interim president was sworn in, promising to create a unity government that could include the long-ignored opposition. It was the second change of power in this North African nation in less than 24 hours. Amid the political instability, looters emptied shops and torched the main train station in Tunis, soldiers traded fire with assailants in front of the Interior Ministry, and thousands of European tourists sought a plane flight home. The death toll mounted. At least 42 people were killed Saturday in a prison fire in one resort town and the director of another prison in another tourist haven let 1,000 inmates flee after soldiers shot five dead amid a rebellion. Those deaths came on top of scores of others after a month of protests in which police often fired upon demonstrators. After 23 years of autocratic rule, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali abruptly fled the country Friday for Saudi Arabia following mass street protests over corruption, a lack of jobs and clampdowns on civil liberties.

National debt tally: $45,300 per person WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States just passed a dubious milestone: Government debt surged to an alltime high, topping $14 trillion — $45,300 for each and everyone in the country. That means Congress soon will have to lift the legal debt limit to give the nearly maxedout government an even higher credit limit or dramatically cut spending to stay within the current cap. Either way, a fight is ahead on Capitol Hill, inflamed by the passions of tea party activists and deficit hawks. Already, both sides are blaming each other for an approaching economic train wreck as Washington wrestles over how to keep the government in business and avoid default on global financial obligations. Bills increasing the debt limit are among the most unpopular to come before Congress, serving as pawns for decades in high-stakes bargaining games. Every time until now, the ending has been the same: We go to the brink before raising the ceiling.

Mudslide survivors fend on their own TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — They are tired, hungry, traumatized — and resigned to saving themselves without the aid their government promised after massive mudslides that killed nearly 600 people. Wanderson Ferreira de Carvalho lost 23 family members — including his wife and 2-year-old son — in massive mudslides, yet spent Saturday hauling water and food up

steep jungle trails. Emotionally numb, physically exhausted, he knew nobody else was going to help save friends in his remote neighborhood, isolated after a road was washed out. Hundreds of survivors are in the same situation as Carvalho, forced to save themselves after torrential rains earlier this week triggered rumbling mudslides early Wednesday in mountain towns north of Rio de Janeiro. The death toll had risen to 598 by Saturday, and there were fears it would climb sharply higher once remote areas were reached.

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Trouble develops for education law reform WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of trouble are arising for President Barack Obama’s plan to put education overhaul at the forefront of his agenda as he adjusts to the new reality of a divided government. Giving students and teachers more flexibility is an idea with bipartisan support. Yet the debate about the overdue renewal of the nation’s chief education law, known as No Child Left Behind, is complicated by political pressures from the coming 2012 presidential campaign and disputes over timing, money and scope of the update. While education might offer the best chance for the White House to work with newly empowered Republicans, any consensus could fade in the pitiless political crosscurrents, leaving the debate for another day, perhaps even another presidency. If so, parents, teachers and students would labor under a burdensome set of testing guidelines and other rules that many say are lowering standards.

Teen denies having sex with Berlusconi ROME (AP) — A teenager at the heart of the latest criminal probe of Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Saturday the billionaire media mogul gave her $9,350 when she came to a Valentine’s Day soiree at his villa but reiterated she didn’t have sex with him. Milan prosecutors were investigating whether Berlusconi paid for sex with an underage girl from Morocco and then abused his power in trying to cover up the encounters. Berlusconi has criticized the probe, calling the allegations “incredible and grotesque.” The teenager, a nightclub dancer nicknamed Ruby, said in an interview on Sky TG24 TV that Berlusconi didn’t know she was a minor when she was invited to his villa near Milan last year “because I told everyone I was 24,” not 17. Asked why Berlusconi gave her the money at the first of several evening parties she said she attended at one of his villas outside Milan, Ruby replied, “because I had just arrived in Milan and he knew of my difficult family situation” and wanted to help.

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Packers win BY PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press

ATLANTA — Brett who? A a r o n Packers 48 R o d g e r s Falcons 21 has turned these NFL playoffs into his own showcase. Carving up the NFC's topseeded team, Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Green Bay Packers to their second straight postseason road victory with a stunning 48-21 rout of the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night. The Packers (12-6) will have to win one more on the road to complete their improbable run from sixth seed to the Super Bowl, but nothing looks out of the question the way Rodgers is playing. He'll lead

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steeler Hines Ward celebraes his touchdown.

Ryan is all bluster

PITTSBURGH — A most fitting comeback Steelers 31 for Ben Roeth24 lisberger. Ravens With the kind of playmaking that put two Super Bowl rings on his fingers, the Steelers quarterback connected on a 58-yard pass to rookie Antonio Brown with less than two minutes to go. The go-for-broke toss set up the winning touchdown in a rough-and-tumble 31-24 victory Saturday over the archrival Baltimore Ravens. "Let's just chuck it deep," Roethlisberger told offensive coordinator Bruce Arians just before he threw his biggest pass of the season. "If they pick it, it will be a pick way down there, just as good as a punt. ... I just throw it as far as I can.' "

He did. "It was kind of amazing," Brown said. "It kind of stuck to my shoulder." As a result, the Steelers (13-4) are a win away from their third Super Bowl in six seasons. The Steelers will play the winner of Sunday's game between the New York Jets and New England Patriots. Rashard Mendenhall scored the winning TD from 2 yards with 1:33 left. That ended any ideas the Ravens had of finally winning a playoff game against their division rivals. Roethlisberger took his shots early from the Ravens' defense, but threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns before his big pass on third-and-19. "He may not be (Tom) Brady or all those other guys, but when


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The road to the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots now goes through Jets coach Rex Ryan's mouth. Isn't it only fitting? Haven't the Pats and Jets had this date for a long time, ever since "Sexy Rexy" first came to the Jets and immediRYAN ately said he wasn't coming to New York to kiss Bill Belichick's rings? Wasn't this the gauntlet he threw down right from the beginning, all about the Jets overthrowing the Patriots? Now he gets his chance. But a funny thing has happened to Ryan the past few months. It's become more complicated. Two years ago he arrived like some gust of wind sweeping away all the litter. In many ways he was the anti-NFL coach, a breath of fresh air in a profession where too many others lead with cliches and go out of their way never to say a disparaging word, or at least anything that's going to end up as bulletinboard material. So he wore a blonde wig at a press conference to make fun of his brother. He joked around, unlike most NFL coaches who treat press conferences with all the gravitas of President Obama. He let the cameras into training camp for HBO's "Hard Knocks," complete with his command that the players "have a ... snack." He is loud, brash, profane. He has become larger than life, which maybe says as much about us as it does about him. Regardless, he has become a star, because in this culture where there is nothing too outrageous, nothing too over-the-top, he is a man who speaks with no filter. Or maybe it's this simple: whatever flashes across his mind ends up in the New York tabloids. And there's no question he's great copy. Last week it was his assertion that Tom Brady not only didn't prepare as much as Peyton Manning, but that he also got more help from Belichick than Manning got


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Green Bay into the NFC championship game at either Chicago or Seattle next weekend. "That's what you dream about," Rodgers said. "This just feels so good right now. To be able to put up an offensive performance like that, it's just incredible." Rodgers completed 31 of 36 passes for 366 yards, more than Brett Favre — the guy he replaced in Green Bay — ever threw for in a playoff game. After knocking off Michael Vick and the Eagles in Philadelphia, then dominating Matt Ryan and the Falcons in Atlanta, Rodgers is creating his own legacy in Titletown USA. This was the most points ever scored by the Packers


SUNDAY January 16, 2011

Indians suffer fifth straight loss BY DAVID SHAW

It has already been a long year for the Tusculum 59 C a t a w b a Catawba 54 men’s basketball team. The Indians remained winless in 2011 following a 59-54 SAC loss — their fifth straight and fourth since the calendar turned — to visiting Tusculum on Saturday. “I’m not telling my guys they’re not giving 100 percent,” coach Jim Baker said.  Blue Devils “I’m telling bounce back at them they home, 6B have to get 10 percent better. That’s all it’s going to take.” Catawba (5-9, 1-5) no longer has that fresh-out-of-the-box look it sported a month ago, when it edged Belmont Abbey for its last victory. But it wasn’t going to beat Tusculum (7-9, 4-2) when the Pioneers shot 58 percent (25-for-43) from the field and limited the hosts to 18 baskets.

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trey shoemaker (11) hit a big shot to bring catawba back. “It all comes down execution,” junior guard Justin Huntley said. “We’ve just got to brush ourselves off and get back up. Nobody’s gonna throw a pity-party for us. If they do, they’re not gonna win the ballgame.” Catawba led only once — when 6-foot-5 freshman Kejuan Mayo muscled down the


Bowers’ rise Clemson defender thrilled over NFL prospects BY PETE IACOBELLI Associated Press

CLEMSON, S.C. — All-America defensive end Da'Quan Bowers came to Clemson No. 1 and could leave school the same way. Bowers, the country's top college prospect three seasons ago, is considered by some the top available player in the NFL draft. Bowers knows he'll be pushed for No. 1, particularly from Auburn defensive end Nick Fairley. "I'm at the No. 1 spot, but he's at No. 1 on some of those boards," Bowers said Saturday. "We're going to be very competitive because we're friends. He's going to push me, I'm going to push him and on draft day we'll see who's the winner." Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was the consensus No. 1 pro pick after this fall. However, with Luck's choice to return, Bowers jumped into the mix for the top pick on

many analysts' draft boards. Bowers talked with Luck at last month's college award ceremonies. "I said, 'If you decide to stay and I leave, thank you,'" Bowers said, smiling. "It just opened up another door for me." One with lots of cash behind it, most likely. Last year's No. 1 pick, quarterback Sam Bradford, received $50 million guaranteed in a 6-year, $78 million deal with St. Louis. No. 2 defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh got a $68 million deal, $40 million of that guaranteed. Bowers isn't concerned with speculation of NFL labor strife next season, simply pleased to be in this position. "I probably won't have this opportunity ever again in life, so I had to take it," Bowers said. Bowers, at 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, led

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TV Sports Sunday, Jan. 16 BOWLING 1 p.m. ESPN — PBA, World Championship, at Las Vegas GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, final round, at Johannesburg, South Africa 7 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Sony Open, final round, at Honolulu MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1:30 p.m. CBS — Purdue at West Virginia 7:30 p.m. FSN — North Carolina at Georgia Tech 10 p.m. FSN — Washington at California NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN — Denver at San Antonio NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. FOX — NFC Divisional Playoffs, Seattle at Chicago 4:30 p.m. CBS — AFC Divisional Playoffs, NY Jets at New England TENINIS 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, early round, at Melbourne, Australia 3 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, early round, at Melbourne, Australia WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m. ESPN2 — UCF at SMU 3 p.m. FSN — Kansas at Nebraska 4 p.m. ESPN2 — Illinois at Penn St. 5 p.m. FSN — Arizona at Arizona St.

Area schedule Monday, January 17 PREP BASKETBALL 3 p.m. Lexington at West Rowan (varsity DH) Tuesday, January 18 PREP BASKETBALL 6 p.m. South Davidson at North Rowan Salisbury at Thomasville 6:30 p.m. A.L. Brown at NW Cabarrus PREP WRESTLING 6:30 p.m. NW Cabarrus at A.L. Brown COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. Bowie State at Livingstone Pfeiffer at St. Andrews COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Bowie State at Livingstone Pfeiffer at St. Andrews

Prep hoops Standings 1A Yadkin Valley Boys North Rowan Albemarle West Montgomery North Moore Chatham Central South Davidson East Montgomery Gray Stone South Stanly

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

Overall 9-3 4-1 5-4 7-4 4-7 5-6 2-4 2-11 0-9

Girls YVC Overall 6-0 8-2 Chatham Central Albemarle 2-0 3-2 North Moore 4-1 8-4 3-2 4-8 North Rowan South Stanly 3-3 3-7 East Montgomery 2-2 2-4 2-4 4-7 South Davidson West Montgomery 1-5 1-8 Gray Stone 0-6 0-10 Saturday’s game Albemarle at West Montgomery

2A Central Carolina Boys Salisbury East Davidson Central Davidson West Davidson Lexington Thomasville

CCC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Overall 7-4 8-5 6-5 4-5 4-8 3-8

Overall Girls CCC East Davidson 1-0 11-3 Thomasville 0-0 11-1 0-0 9-1 Salisbury Central Davidson 0-0 9-2 Lexington 0-0 6-5 0-1 1-8 West Davidson Saturday’s game East Davidson 56, West Davidson 37 Monday’s games Carver at Thomasville Lexington at West Rowan East Davidson at Central Davidson Tuesday’s games West Davidson at East Davidson Salisbury at Thomasville Lexington at Central Davidson

3A North Piedmont Boys Statesville West Rowan Carson West Iredell North Iredell South Rowan East Rowan

NPC 4-0 3-1 3-2 2-2 2-2 0-3 0-4

Girls NPC 4-0 North Iredell Carson 4-1 West Rowan 3-1 1-2 South Rowan East Rowan 1-3 West Iredell 1-3 0-4 Statesville Monday’s game Lexington at West Rowan

Overall 9-3 5-8 6-8 7-6 5-7 3-10 0-12 Overall 11-1 10-4 10-4 4-8 3-9 2-10 0-12

3A South Piedmont Boys A.L. Brown Concord NW Cabarrus Hickory Ridge Cox Mill Central Cabarrus Robinson Mount Pleasant

SPC 5-0 5-0 5-1 3-2 2-4 1-4 0-5 0-5

Overall 9-2 12-1 10-5 9-5 4-10 7-6 4-10 4-10

Girls SPC Overall Hickory Ridge 5-0 10-4 Concord 5-0 7-6 Robinson 4-1 10-3 A.L. Brown 3-2 7-7 NW Cabarrus 3-3 4-10 Mount Pleasant 1-4 7-7 Central Cabarrus 0-5 1-9 Cox Mill 0-6 1-12 Tuesday’s games Robinson at Mount Pleasant Cox Mill at Central Cabarrus Hickory Ridge at Concord A.L. Brown at NW Cabarrus

4A Central Piedmont Boys Mount Tabor Reagan Davie County North Davidson R.J. Reynolds West Forsyth

CPC 2-0 2-0 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-2

Overall 15-1 14-0 12-2 7-5 3-8 5-7

Girls Mount Tabor West Forsyth Reagan R.J. Reynolds North Davidson Davie County

CPC 2-0 2-0 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-2

Overall 11-2 10-3 5-8 7-3 5-6 5-10

College hoops Standings SAC Lincoln Memorial Brevard Tusculum Anderson Wingate Carson-Newman

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

Overall 15-0 7-3 7-9 10-7 8-6 5-8

2-4 1-4 1-5 1-5

5-9 2-11 6-8 5-9

Saturday’s games Carson-Newman 99, Newberry 89 Tusculum 59, Catawba 54 Brevard 85, Lenoir-Rhyne 83 (OT) Mars Hill 87, Wingate 82 Lincoln Memorial 84, Anderson 73 Monday’s game Carson-Newman at Lenoir-Rhyne

CIAA Northern Division 1-0 Virginia Union Bowie State 0-0 Elizabeth City State 0-0 0-0 St. Paul’s Lincoln 0-0 Chowan 0-0 0-1 Virginia State Southern Division Winston-Salem State 0-0 0-0 Shaw Johnson C. Smith 0-0 Livingstone 0-0 0-0 Fayetteville State St. Augustine’s 0-0

Overall 5-4 9-2 8-4 3-8 1-10 1-11 1-12 Overall 10-2 10-4 9-4 6-3 7-6 3-9

Saturday’s games Bowie State 67, St. Augustine’s 54 Winston-Salem State 89, Elizabeth City State 63 Fayetteville State 79, St. Paul’s 71 Shaw 82, Chowan 70 Sunday’s game Virginia Union at Virginia State

Conference Carolinas CC Overall Limestone 6-0 11-2 Queens 5-0 9-4 4-2 6-7 Pfeiffer Barton 4-3 9-6 Mount Olive 3-3 8-6 3-3 6-7 St. Andrews Belmont Abbey 2-4 6-7 Coker 2-4 3-9 0-5 3-9 Lees-McRae Erskine 0-5 1-9 Saturday’s games Limestone 83, Barton 79 Mount Olive 79, Coker 77 Queens 83, Pfeiffer 77 Erskine 53, Allen 52 St. Andrews 102, Lees-McRae 97 Monday’s games Coker at Morris Belmont Abbey at Mount Olive

ACC ACC Overall North Carolina 2-0 12-4 Duke 3-1 16-1 3-1 13-5 Boston College Florida State 3-1 13-5 Clemson 2-1 13-4 2-2 11-5 Virginia Tech Miami 1-2 12-5 Maryland 1-2 11-6 1-2 11-6 N.C. State Virginia 1-2 10-7 Georgia Tech 0-2 7-8 0-3 7-11 Wake Forest Saturday’s games Villanova 74, Maryland 66 Duke 76, Virginia 60 Florida State 84, N.C. State 71 Miami 72, Boston College 71 Virginia Tech 94, Wake Forest 65 Sunday’s games North Carolina at Georgia Tech, 7:45 p.m., FSN

Southeastern Eastern Georgia Kentucky Florida South Carolina Vanderbilt Tennessee Western Alabama LSU Arkansas Mississippi State Auburn Mississippi

SEC 2-1 2-1 2-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 SEC 2-1 2-1 2-1 1-1 0-2 0-3



Overall 13-3 14-3 13-4 11-5 12-4 11-6 Overall 10-7 10-8 12-4 9-7 7-9 12-6

Saturday’s games Tennessee 67, Vanderbilt 64 South Carolina 72, Florida 69 Arkansas 70, Alabama 65 Kentucky 82, LSU 44 Georgia 98, Mississippi 76

Other scores EAST American U. 66, Colgate 57 Army 75, Lehigh 72 Boston U. 70, Albany, N.Y. 67 Bryant 72, Sacred Heart 59 Canisius 72, Manhattan 51 Columbia 79, Cornell 75 Delaware 66, Towson 63 Duquesne 78, Temple 66 Georgetown 74, Rutgers 65 Harvard 67, George Washington 62 Lafayette 76, Navy 73 Long Island U. 84, Wagner 54 Maine 77, Binghamton 51 Massachusetts 74, La Salle 71 Mount St. Mary's 70, St. Francis, NY 61 N.J. Tech 96, Houston Baptist 84 Old Dominion 75, Hofstra 64 Pittsburgh 74, Seton Hall 53 Quinnipiac 73, Cent. Connecticut St. 68 Robert Morris 60, Monmouth, N.J. 57 St. Francis 69, Fairleigh Dickinson 55 St. Peter's 77, Niagara 57 Stony Brook 64, New Hamp. 60, 2OT Syracuse 67, Cincinnati 52 Vermont 85, UMBC 48 Yale 69, Brown 64 SOUTH Alabama A&M 75, Alabama St. 60 Belmont 90, Campbell 55 Bethune-Cookman 61, Delaware St. 60 Charleston Southern 69, Winthrop 60 Charlotte 71, Fordham 61 Chattanooga 65, Samford 60 Coastal Carolina 60, Presbyterian 42 Coll. of Charleston 87, The Citadel 66 ETSU 74, Jacksonville 62 East Carolina 76, Tulane 67 Florida Atlantic 78, W. Kentucky 73 Furman 74, Georgia Southern 56 George Mason 66, Georgia St. 51 Hampton 63, Norfolk St. 56 Hawaii 56, Louisiana Tech 48 James Madison 63, UNC Wilmington 54 Liberty 61, Radford 53 Louisiana-Monroe 67, So. Alabama 65 Louisville 71, Marquette 70 Memphis 77, Marshall 61 Morgan St. 71, S. Carolina St. 55 N. Carolina A&T 78, Howard 65 N.C. Central 77, Coppin St. 71 North Florida 65, S.C.-Upstate 59 South Carolina 72, Florida 69 Southern Miss. 86, UCF 69 Southern U. 65, Ark.-Pine Bluff 64 Tenn.-Martin 63, Jacksonville St. 60 Tennessee St. 76, Austin Peay 74, OT Troy 89, North Texas 81 UNC Asheville 68, Gardner-Webb 59 VMI 97, High Point 91 Va. Commonwealth 73, Northeastern 64 W. Carolina 79, Appalachian St. 78 William & Mary 80, Drexel 66 Wofford 69, Davidson 64 SOUTHWEST Ark.-L. Rock 73, Louisiana-Lafayette 68 Arkansas 70, Alabama 65 Arkansas St. 69, Middle Tennessee 65 Houston 70, SMU 68 Lamar 76, Texas-Arlington 72 Oral Roberts 69, UMKC 63, OT Sam Houston St. 74, Nicholls St. 56 Stephen F.Austin 68, UTSA 59 Texas 66, Oklahoma 46 Texas A&M 91, Missouri 89, OT Texas A&M-CC 62, SE Louisiana 59 Texas Southern 66, Jackson St. 62 Tulsa 78, UAB 62 UTEP 66, Rice 43 MIDWEST Ball St. 64, Cent. Michigan 55 Chicago St. 70, Texas-Pan American 63 Cleveland St. 61, Youngstown St. 51 Connecticut 82, DePaul 62 E. Illinois 47, Morehead St. 40 E. Kentucky 64, SE Missouri 52 Evansville 59, Illinois St. 54 IUPUI 81, S. Dakota St. 76 Indiana 80, Michigan 61 Iowa St. 72, Baylor 57 Kansas 63, Nebraska 60 Kansas St. 94, Texas Tech 60 Kent St. 69, Ohio 66 Loyola 71, Wis.-Milwaukee 65 Michigan St. 71, Northwestern 67, OT N. Illinois 64, Toledo 54 N. Iowa 72, S. Illinois 52 North Dakota 75, South Dakota 62 Oakland, Mich. 86, IPFW 68

Ohio St. 69, Penn St. 66 Saint Louis 67, Saint Joseph's 51 W. Illinois 67, N. Dakota St. 62 Wichita St. 68, Drake 54 Wis.-Green Bay 74, Ill.-Chicago 50 Wisconsin 76, Illinois 66 Xavier 81, Dayton 76 FAR WEST Arizona 80, Arizona St. 69 Colorado 75, Oklahoma St. 71 Colorado St. 79, TCU 69 Denver 79, Fla. International 70, OT Gonzaga 79, Loyola Marymount 59 N. Arizona 79, Sacramento St. 58 New Mexico St. 78, San Jose St. 53 San Diego St. 87, New Mexico 77 UCLA 67, Oregon 59 UNLV 64, Air Force 52 Utah 68, Wyoming 51 Washington St. 61, Stanford 58 Weber St. 71, Idaho St. 67

Notable boxes Duke 76, Virginia 60 VIRGINIA (10-7) Evans 2-8 2-4 6, Farrakhan 4-7 4-5 15, Sene 3-6 2-2 8, Sherrill 2-7 0-0 4, Harrell 1-6 0-3 2, Regan 0-0 0-0 0, Harris 4-8 4-4 15, Zeglinski 2-6 4-5 8, Baron 0-1 0-0 0, Mitchell 1-6 0-0 2, Rogers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 16-23 60. DUKE (16-1) Smith 10-19 8-9 29, Ma. Plumlee 2-5 13 5, Singler 5-9 2-2 13, Dawkins 5-11 1-1 14, Kelly 4-7 0-0 8, Thornton 0-1 0-0 0, Hairston 0-0 0-0 0, Mi. Plumlee 0-0 0-0 0, Curry 1-6 5-5 7. Totals 27-58 17-20 76. Halftime—Virginia 31-25. 3-Point Goals— Virginia 6-16 (Farrakhan 3-3, Harris 3-5, Mitchell 0-1, Baron 0-1, Zeglinski 0-2, Sherrill 0-4), Duke 5-20 (Dawkins 3-8, Singler 1-4, Smith 1-6, Curry 0-2). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Virginia 31 (Sene 5), Duke 42 (Ma. Plumlee 16). Assists—Virginia 8 (Evans 3), Duke 13 (Smith 6). Total Fouls—Virginia 18, Duke 16. A—9,314.

Florida State 84, NCSU 71 N.C. STATE (11-6) Leslie 3-8 4-9 10, Wood 3-7 1-1 10, T. Smith 8-11 3-4 19, Brown 1-6 0-0 2, Harrow 4-11 8-8 17, Painter 0-1 0-0 0, Howell 2-5 0-1 4, Gonzalez 2-8 0-0 5, Williams 15 1-2 4. Totals 24-62 17-25 71. FLORIDA ST. (13-5) James 8-8 0-0 16, Shannon 4-8 4-4 12, Singleton 4-10 2-3 11, Snaer 5-12 2-2 13, Kitchen 3-5 4-6 11, Jordan 0-2 0-0 0, Loucks 0-0 2-2 2, Dulkys 3-4 0-0 8, White 1-3 2-2 4, Kreft 2-3 3-4 7. Totals 30-55 1923 84. Halftime—Florida St. 28-19. 3-Point Goals—N.C. State 6-15 (Wood 3-7, Williams 1-1, Gonzalez 1-3, Harrow 1-3, Brown 0-1), Florida St. 5-13 (Dulkys 2-3, Kitchen 1-1, Singleton 1-4, Snaer 1-5). Fouled Out—Leslie. Rebounds—N.C. State 38 (Howell 10), Florida St. 29 (Shannon 9). Assists—N.C. State 9 (Gonzalez 4), Florida St. 11 (Loucks 4). Total Fouls— N.C. State 20, Florida St. 21. A—10,517.

Virginia Tech 94, Wake 65 WAKE FOREST (7-11) Mescheriakov 0-4 0-0 0, McKie 5-12 5-6 15, Desrosiers 1-1 0-0 2, Clark 4-6 5-5 16, Harris 3-7 8-10 15, Terrell 5-12 0-0 13, Stewart 2-6 0-0 4, Tabb 0-2 0-0 0, Walker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-50 18-21 65. VIRGINIA TECH (11-5) Allen 4-8 2-3 10, Bell 5-7 0-0 12, Davila 6-8 2-2 14, Green 3-5 4-4 10, Delaney 3-9 2-2 9, Griffin 0-0 0-0 0, Garland 2-6 0-0 5, Parker 1-1 0-0 2, Atkins 5-7 4-4 16, Eddie 3-4 4-6 12, Debnam 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 3458 18-21 94. Halftime—Virginia Tech 44-24. 3-Point Goals—Wake Forest 7-21 (Clark 3-4, Terrell 3-6, Harris 1-4, Tabb 0-1, McKie 0-3, Stewart 0-3), Virginia Tech 8-17 (Bell 2-2, Atkins 2-3, Eddie 2-3, Delaney 1-4, Garland 1-4, Green 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Wake Forest 23 (McKie 4), Virginia Tech 30 (Davila, Eddie 5). Assists— Wake Forest 8 (Harris, Terrell 3), Virginia Tech 23 (Delaney 9). Total Fouls—Wake Forest 19, Virginia Tech 18. A—9,847.

Miami 72, Boston Coll. 71 BOSTON COLLEGE (13-5) Trapani 6-12 1-1 14, Southern 5-8 3-4 13, Jackson 7-16 5-7 22, Paris 2-6 0-0 4, Rubin 1-4 0-0 3, Moton 1-4 0-0 2, Raji 5-7 0-0 13, Elmore 0-1 0-0 0, Dunn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-58 9-12 71. MIAMI (12-5) Swoope 0-1 4-4 4, Johnson 3-6 3-4 9, Scott 7-15 3-3 19, Grant 3-14 0-0 7, Adams 3-7 4-4 12, Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 5-9 0-0 13, Jones 2-5 0-0 4, Gamble 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 25-61 14-15 72. Halftime—Miami 36-35. 3-Point Goals— Boston College 8-25 (Raji 3-5, Jackson 37, Rubin 1-4, Trapani 1-4, Paris 0-2, Moton 0-3), Miami 8-21 (Thomas 3-7, Scott 2-2, Adams 2-4, Grant 1-7, Brown 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Boston College 32 (Southern 8), Miami 37 (Johnson 9). Assists—Boston College 12 (Jackson 4), Miami 13 (Grant 5). Total Fouls—Boston College 15, Miami 14. A—6,107.

Women’s hoops Standings SAC SAC Overall Catawba 5-1 11-5 Mars Hill 4-2 11-3 Newberry 4-2 9-5 4-2 8-6 Tusculum Lenoir-Rhyne 3-2 6-7 Wingate 3-3 8-6 2-4 7-7 Lincoln Memorial Anderson 2-4 6-8 Carson-Newman 1-4 5-10 1-5 5-11 Brevard Sunday’s games Tuxculum 70, Catawba 59 Mars Hill 83, Wingate 69 Newberry 73, Carson-Newman 70, OT Lenoir-Rhyne 70, Brevard 65 Lincoln Memorial 72, Anderson 63 Monday’s game Carson-Newman at Lenoir-Rhyne

ACC ACC Overall Miami 3-0 17-1 Georgia Tech 3-0 15-4 Duke 2-0 16-0 North Carolina 2-1 16-1 Florida State 2-1 14-4 Wake Forest 1-1 10-8 N.C. State 1-2 9-8 Clemson 1-2 8-10 Boston College 0-1 14-3 Maryland 0-1 13-3 Virginia 0-3 10-8 Virginia Tech 0-3 9-8 Sunday’s games Boston College at Miami Duke at Virginia Tech Pennsylvania at Virginia Maryland at Clemson

NFL Saturday Sum. Packers 48, Falcons 21 Green Bay Atlanta

0 28 14 6 — 48 7 7 0 7 — 21 First Quarter Atl—Turner 12 run (Bryant kick), 5:00. Second Quarter GB—Nelson 6 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 12:04. Atl—Weems 102 kickoff return (Bryant kick), 11:50. GB—Kuhn 1 run (Crosby kick), 6:06. GB—J.Jones 20 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), :42. GB—Williams 70 interception return (Crosby kick), :00. Third Quarter GB—Rodgers 7 run (Crosby kick), 8:28. GB—Kuhn 7 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 2:41. Fourth Quarter Atl—White 6 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 14:21. GB—FG Crosby 43, 6:29. GB—FG Crosby 32, 1:56. A—69,210. GB Atl First downs 28 15 Total Net Yards 442 194 Rushes-yards 31-96 14-45 Passing 346 149

0-0 0-0 Punt Returns Kickoff Returns 2-20 8-232 Interceptions Ret. 2-70 0-0 31-36-0 20-29-2 Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost 2-20 5-37 Punts 0-0.0 3-37.0 1-1 2-2 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 6-65 7-32 Time of Possession 38:19 21:41 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Green Bay, Starks 25-66, Rodgers 2-13, Jackson 1-13, Kuhn 2-5, Flynn 1-(minus 1). Atlanta, Turner 10-39, G.Johnson 1-4, Mughelli 1-1, Snelling 1-1, Ryan 10. PASSING—Green Bay, Rodgers 31-36-0366. Atlanta, Ryan 20-29-2-186. RECEIVING—Green Bay, Jennings 8-101, Nelson 8-79, Driver 6-76, J.Jones 4-75, Kuhn 2-14, Quarless 2-14, Jackson 1-7. Atlanta, Jenkins 6-67, White 6-57, Finneran 4-47, Snelling 2-6, Gonzalez 1-7, Douglas 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Green Bay, Crosby 50 (WL).

20 20 .500 7 10 31 .244 171⁄2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB 30 11 .732 — L.A. Lakers Phoenix 17 21 .447 111⁄2 Golden State 16 23 .410 13 13 25 .342 151⁄2 L.A. Clippers Sacramento 9 29 .237 191⁄2 Saturday’s Games Houston 112, Atlanta 106 New Orleans 88, CHARLOTTE 81 Washington 98, Toronto 95 Detroit 110, Sacramento 106 Chicago 99, Miami 96 Memphis 89, Dallas 70 Orlando 108, Minnesota 99 Denver 127, Cleveland 99 New Jersey at Portland, late Sunday’s Games L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

Steelers 31, Ravens 24

Bulls 99, Heat 96

Baltimore Pittsburgh

14 7 0 3 — 24 7 0 14 10 — 31 First Quarter Pit—Mendenhall 1 run (Suisham kick), 6:18. Bal—Rice 14 run (Cundiff kick), 1:20. Bal—Redding 13 fumble return (Cundiff kick), :53. Second Quarter Bal—Heap 4 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 5:43. Third Quarter Pit—Miller 9 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 9:11. Pit—Ward 8 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 1:21. Fourth Quarter Pit—FG Suisham 35, 12:15. Bal—FG Cundiff 24, 3:54. Pit—Mendenhall 2 run (Suisham kick), 1:33. A—64,879. Bal Pit 12 21 First downs Total Net Yards 126 263 Rushes-yards 18-35 31-71 91 192 Passing Punt Returns 2-37 3-22 Kickoff Returns 6-117 5-101 0-0 1-17 Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int 16-30-1 19-32-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 5-34 6-34 4-53.8 4-48.5 Punts Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-2 Penalties-Yards 6-74 9-93 34:28 Time of Possession 25:32 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Baltimore, Rice 12-32, McGahee 4-4, Flacco 2-(minus 1). Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 20-46, Moore 2-12, Roethlisberger 6-11, Redman 1-4, Wallace 2-(minus 2). PASSING—Baltimore, Flacco 16-30-1-125. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 19-32-0-226. RECEIVING—Baltimore, Rice 7-32, Heap 3-43, Houshmandzadeh 3-38, McGahee 214, Boldin 1-(minus 2). Pittsburgh, Miller 539, Sanders 4-54, Brown 3-75, Ward 3-25, Wallace 3-20, Mendenhall 1-13. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Pittsburgh, Suisham 43 (WL).

Playoff Schedule Wild-card Playoffs Seattle 41, New Orleans 36 N.Y. Jets 17, Indianapolis 16 Baltimore 30, Kansas City 7 Green Bay 21, Philadelphia 16 Divisional Playoffs Saturday Pittsburgh 31, Baltimore 24 Green Bay 48, Atlanta 21 Sunday, Jan. 16 Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX) N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 23 NFC, 3 p.m. (FOX) AFC, 6:30 p.m. (CBS) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 44 28 11 5 61 152 118 Pittsburgh 46 28 14 4 60 146 109 N.Y. Rangers 46 26 17 3 55 130 112 N.Y. Islanders43 14 22 7 35 106 143 New Jersey 44 12 29 3 27 85 138 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 44 24 13 7 55 132 101 Boston Montreal 45 25 17 3 53 112 107 Buffalo 44 19 20 5 43 121 131 44 18 21 5 41 114 132 Toronto Ottawa 45 17 22 6 40 101 139 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 46 26 15 5 57 137 148 Washington 45 24 14 7 55 128 120 Atlanta 47 22 18 7 51 143 151 Carolina 44 22 16 6 50 135 135 43 21 20 2 44 119 113 Florida WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 45 28 11 6 62 157 131 Detroit Nashville 44 24 14 6 54 116 103 Chicago 46 24 18 4 52 144 127 43 21 16 6 48 117 124 St. Louis Columbus 45 21 20 4 46 118 142 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 44 29 9 6 64 149 105 Colorado 45 23 16 6 52 148 143 Minnesota 44 21 18 5 47 109 127 45 20 20 5 45 122 132 Calgary Edmonton 42 14 21 7 35 108 143 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 45 27 13 5 59 133 119 Dallas Phoenix 45 23 13 9 55 132 126 Anaheim 47 24 19 4 52 126 133 Los Angeles 43 23 19 1 47 127 111 San Jose 45 21 19 5 47 123 127 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Calgary 2, Toronto 1, SO Nashville 3, Chicago 2, SO Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2 Montreal 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Buffalo 3 Carolina 6, Tampa Bay 4 Florida 3, New Jersey 2, OT Detroit 6, Columbus 5, OT Dallas 6, Atlanta 1 Phoenix 6, Anaheim 2 Edmonton at Los Angeles, late St. Louis at San Jose, late Sunday’s Games Ottawa at Washington, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 30 9 .769 — New York 22 17 .564 8 Philadelphia 16 23 .410 14 1 Toronto 13 27 .325 17 ⁄2 New Jersey 10 29 .256 20 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 30 12 .714 — Orlando 26 14 .650 3 Atlanta 26 15 .634 31⁄2 CHARLOTTE 15 23 .395 13 Washington 11 27 .289 17 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 27 13 .675 — Indiana 16 21 .432 91⁄2 Milwaukee 14 23 .378 111⁄2 Detroit 14 26 .350 13 Cleveland 8 32 .200 19 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 34 6 .850 — Dallas 26 13 .667 71⁄2 New Orleans 25 16 .610 91⁄2 Memphis 19 21 .475 15 Houston 18 23 .439 161⁄2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 27 13 .675 — Utah 27 13 .675 — Denver 23 16 .590 31⁄2

Portland Minnesota

Notable boxes MIAMI (96) Jones 2-6 2-2 7, Bosh 7-18 2-3 17, Ilgauskas 0-1 0-0 0, Arroyo 1-3 0-0 2, Wade 10-20 9-13 33, Anthony 1-1 0-0 2, Howard 1-3 2-2 4, Chalmers 4-12 0-0 10, Miller 3-6 0-0 8, House 5-7 0-0 13. Totals 34-77 15-20 96. CHICAGO (99) Deng 5-14 2-2 12, Boozer 6-14 0-0 12, Thomas 4-4 0-0 8, Rose 12-27 8-8 34, Bogans 2-3 0-0 6, Asik 1-1 1-1 3, Brewer 3-7 34 9, Gibson 1-3 0-2 2, Watson 2-5 0-0 6, Korver 3-6 0-0 7. Totals 39-84 14-17 99. Miami 19 34 17 26 — 96 Chicago 28 20 25 26 — 99 3-Point Goals—Miami 13-28 (Wade 4-7, House 3-3, Miller 2-3, Chalmers 2-9, Bosh 1-1, Jones 1-5), Chicago 7-19 (Bogans 2-3, Watson 2-3, Rose 2-6, Korver 1-4, Deng 03). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Miami 43 (Wade 6), Chicago 53 (Boozer 10). Assists— Miami 18 (Wade 4), Chicago 23 (Rose 8). Total Fouls—Miami 20, Chicago 14. Technicals—Chicago defensive three second. A— 23,017 (20,917).

Magic 108, T-wolves 99 ORLANDO (108) Turkoglu 3-5 2-2 9, Bass 4-13 2-2 10, Howard 5-10 6-9 16, Nelson 3-5 2-2 9, J.Richardson 7-13 4-4 21, Redick 7-15 4-4 21, Anderson 5-11 2-2 15, Arenas 2-9 3-4 7, Clark 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-81 25-29 108. MINNESOTA (99) Johnson 1-3 2-2 4, Love 5-12 1-2 11, Milicic 5-7 3-4 13, Ridnour 6-15 4-4 19, Brewer 8-15 5-6 23, Pekovic 3-6 2-2 8, Ellington 411 0-0 8, Tolliver 3-5 1-2 9, Webster 1-4 0-0 2, Flynn 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 37-84 18-22 99. Orlando 20 28 33 27 — 108 Minnesota 29 26 18 26 — 99 3-Point Goals—Orlando 11-29 (J.Richardson 3-7, Anderson 3-8, Redick 3-8, Nelson 1-1, Turkoglu 1-2, Arenas 0-3), Minnesota 721 (Ridnour 3-5, Tolliver 2-3, Brewer 2-5, Ellington 0-1, Flynn 0-2, Webster 0-2, Love 0-3). Fouled Out—Pekovic, Milicic. Rebounds—Orlando 45 (Anderson 11), Minnesota 55 (Love 15). Assists—Orlando 21 (Nelson, Arenas 7), Minnesota 16 (Ridnour 6). Total Fouls—Orlando 21, Minnesota 25. Technicals—Minnesota defensive three second. A—17,391 (19,356).

Nuggets 127, Cavaliers 99 CLEVELAND (99) Gee 4-13 3-3 12, Jamison 7-22 3-4 17, Hickson 5-14 3-7 13, M.Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Harris 4-14 5-6 14, Sessions 7-13 7-8 21, Samuels 5-7 0-0 10, Moon 5-14 0-0 12. Totals 37-98 21-28 99. DENVER (127) Anthony 5-11 2-3 12, S.Williams 1-5 0-1 2, Nene 8-10 6-8 22, Billups 7-11 2-2 21, Afflalo 7-10 5-5 21, Harrington 6-11 0-0 16, Smith 6-10 0-0 13, Ely 1-1 0-0 2, Forbes 4-6 0-1 8, Lawson 2-5 0-0 5, Carter 1-2 0-0 2, Balkman 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 49-84 16-22 127. 22 27 21 29 — 99 Cleveland Denver 34 46 25 22 — 127 3-Point Goals—Cleveland 4-19 (Moon 25, Gee 1-2, Harris 1-5, Samuels 0-1, Jamison 0-6), Denver 13-21 (Billups 5-5, Harrington 4-6, Afflalo 2-3, Lawson 1-2, Smith 1-3, Carter 0-1, Anthony 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Cleveland 53 (Hickson 9), Denver 56 (S.Williams 11). Assists—Cleveland 21 (Sessions 9), Denver 30 (Billups 8). Total Fouls—Cleveland 17, Denver 25. Technicals—Denver defensive three second. A— 17,668 (19,155).

Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with LHP Bruce Chen on a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Farnsworth on a one-year contract. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with C Geovany Soto on a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Agreed to terms with OF Ben Francisco on a one-year contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle McClellan on a oneyear contract and INF Ramon Vazquez on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Signed C Jarron Collins to a second 10-day contract. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Reassigned F Craig Brackins to Springfield (NBADL). HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS—Recalled G Thomas McCollum and LW Tomas Tatar from Grand Rapids (AHL). COLLEGE FLORIDA—Named Bryant Young defensive line coach. KANSAS STATE—Announced junior C Freddy Asprilla has left the men’s basketball team. MIAMI (OHIO)—Named Charlie Fisher passing game coordinator and Zak Willis special teams coach and recruiting coordinator for football.

Golf Sony Open Saturday, second round At Waialae Country Club Honolulu Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,044; Par 70 Shigeki Maruyama 65-65—130 Stuart Appleby 64-66—130 Roland Thatcher 67-65—132 Steve Marino 65-67—132 Mark Wilson 65-67—132 Matt Kuchar 65-68—133 Jarrod Lyle 68-65—133 Jimmy Walker 68-65—133 Justin Rose 65-68—133 Matt Bettencourt 68-65—133 Nate Smith 65-68—133 Chris DiMarco 67-67—134 Boo Weekley 68-66—134 Marc Leishman 65-69—134 Michael Connell 65-69—134 Kevin Na 67-67—134 Fredrik Jacobson 68-66—134 Davis Love III 68-66—134 Chad Campbell 67-67—134 Tag Ridings 68-67—135 Michael Sim 68-67—135 Rory Sabbatini 69-66—135 Anthony Kim 71-64—135 Jerry Kelly 68-67—135 Arjun Atwal 67-68—135 Brendon de Jonge 68-67—135 Jeff Overton 67-68—135 Chris Riley 66-69—135 Ernie Els 70-65—135 Chris Kirk 68-67—135 Daniel Summerhays 71-64—135 John Senden 71-65—136 John Merrick 69-67—136 Tim Clark 68-68—136 Steve Stricker 69-67—136 Jason Day 69-67—136 Cameron Beckman 69-67—136 Charlie Wi 68-68—136 WC Liang 66-70—136 D.J. Brigman 70-66—136 Jesper Parnevik 70-66—136 Jason Dufner 69-67—136 Billy Mayfair 67-70—137 Brandt Jobe 67-70—137 Ryan Palmer 68-69—137 Alex Prugh 70-67—137 Kevin Chappell 70-67—137 Colt Knost 68-69—137 Steven Bowditch 67-70—137 Aaron Baddeley 73-64—137

Indians fall to Tusculum Staff report

Tusculum’s women’s basketball team snapped Catawba’s seven-game winning streak with a 70-57 victory at Goodman Gym on Saturday. Jasmine Gunn scored 20 Tusculum 70 points for the Pioneers (8-6, Catawba 57 4-2 SAC). Jasmine Parker added 16 while Brittni Oliver had 12. Catawba (11-5, 5-1) got another huge game from Dana Hicks, who had 21 points and 15 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the season. Milica Ivanovic hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points. Elizabeth Merritt contributed eight points and seven rebounds. Gunn scored 16 points in the first half to keep Tusculum close. Catawba led 30-29 at the break. Catawba trailed 48-46 with five minutes left, but a 3-pointer by Tusculum’s Catherine Hintz started the Pioneers on a winning run. Tusculum shot 25-for-29 from the foul line. Catawba shot 34 percent from the field for the game and was just 5-for-21 on 3s. Catawba is still alone in first place in the league and heads to Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday.

Pfeiffer men lose From staff reports

Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team lost to Queens 83-77 at Merner Gym on Saturday night. Queens (9-4, 5-0) hit 12 3-pointers, won its eighth straight game and stayed unbeaten in Conference Carolinas. Reggie Hopkins scored 27 points for the Royals. It was tied 75-all with 2:47 left, but Queens made the plays down the stretch. Reggie Hollinger scored 26 points for Pfeiffer (6-7 4-2). Chris Woods had 17 points and 11 boards, Jeff Pettiway scored 14 points. Pfeiffer has lost three straight. The Falcons travel to St. Andrews on Tuesday.

 Pfeiffer women win Christina Harvey scored 25 points to lead Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball team to a 73-64 win against Queens on Saturday at Merner Gym. Pfeiffer (4-9, 3-4) shot 51 percent and set a school record with eight blocks. Domonique China had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Falcons.

 Catawba tennis camps Catawba will hold summer tennis camps June 13-16 (full day), June 20-23 (half day), June 27-30 (half), July 18-21 (half), Aug. 1-4 (half) and Aug. 8-11 (half). Spring tennis clinics begin the weekend of Feb. 8. For questions or to register, contact Jeff Childress at 704-637-4265 or

 NSA umpires clinic NSA will hold an umpire clinic at the Salisbury Civic Center on Sunday, Jan. 23. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with the clinic starting shortly after and lasting until 2 p.m. The fee for this clinic is $55. Anyone interested in umpiring any league or tournament play should plan on attending. Rules and mechanics will be taught by state Umpire-In-Chief Mike Snyder. This clinic is for slow-pitch officials only. A clinic for fast-pitch umpires will follow in Greensboro at a later date. For more information, contact Genna Livengood at 704-239-6693.

 Phenoms boys Phenoms boys 2nd-5th grade basketball travel teams will hold tryouts at 2 p.m. today at Competitive Sports, Corporate Circle, off Julian Road. A training session for boys and girls in grades 2-6 will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. A training session for grades 7-12 will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Contact Andre´Archie at 704-232-0801.

Falcons flop ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons believed Matt Ryan’s 20-2 home record would be their ticket to playoff success. Instead, Ryan and the top-seeded Falcons fell flat in their 48-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night, leaving the thirdyear quarterback 0-2 in playoff games with six turnovers. Ryan threw two interceptions, including one that was returned 70 yards for a touchdown by Tramon Williams, and also lost a fumble. He finished with 186 yards. The Falcons also had a fourth-quarter fumble by receiver Michael Jenkins. For Ryan, the postseason disappointment was painfully familiar. As a rookie in 2008, Ryan had three turnovers, including a fumble returned for a touchdown, and was sacked for a safety in Atlanta’s 30-24 wild-card playoff loss at Arizona. The Falcons have not won a playoff game since 2004, when they advanced to the NFC championship game with Michael Vick at quarterback and Jim Mora Jr. as the coach. The Falcons had good reason for optimism in this postseason after winning the NFC’s No. 1 seed for the first time since 1980. But the Falcons, who were off last week, couldn’t continue momentum built in their 13-3 regular season.


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cameron Lovelace (3), who scored eight points in catawba’s loss, plays some tough defense on Pioneer guard Brett Williams.

CATAWBA FROM 1B lane for a layup and an 11-9 advantage six minutes into the game. It was 18-18 after senior guard Dominick Reid, idled the past two-plus games with a concussion, hit a jumper from the right side for his only field goal with eight minutes remaining in the first half. “He’s working his way back,” Baker said after Reid, the team’s leading scorer, shot 1-for-7 from the floor and 0-for-5 from 3-point range. “He had

DUKE FROM 6B thank for much of it. The sophomore made a series of big plays during the burst that erased a nine-point deficit and put Duke up by double digits for the first time. “Once we started locking in and really playing defense on those guys, we were able to get easy buckets, and then we were able to knock down some open transition shots,” Dawkins said. First, he put the Blue Devils up to stay by knocking down a hanging jumper through contact from Harris and hitting the free throw that followed to make it 45-44 with 12:15 left. Seconds later, he stole the ball from Harris and found Smith, who streaked the other way for a pretty slam over Akil Mitchell that sent the Cameron Crazies into delirium. The third of Dawkins’ three 3-pointers during the run stretched Duke’s lead to 62-52 with just inside of seven minutes left, and Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett called those shots “the dagger.” Virginia didn’t get closer than eight the rest of the way,

N.C. STATE FROM 6B led 28-19 at the half and never looked back as they followed up Wednesday’s 66-61 win over top-ranked Duke with no sign of a letdown. Florida State shot 54.5 percent (30 of 55) from the floor and all five starters scored in double figures. “That was our most important stat,” Hamilton said. “All five guys in double figures.” Tracy Smith scored 19 points and Ryan Harrow 17 for North Carolina State (116, 1-2), which shot just 38.7 percent (24 of 62). Scott Wood, who burned Florida State for 31 points in a Wolfpack victory a year ago,

one shot that just left his hand funny. And I made him shoot that one late in the game. I yelled to him, he nodded his head, and let it go.” That shot, a home run ball from in front of Catawba’s bench, sailed over the rim. It may have signaled the beginning of the end for the Indians. “At the end, it was just their execution vs. ours,” said Keon Moore, Catawba’s top scorer with 14 points. “They were better at crunch time.” The Indians seemingly positioned themselves to win when Trey Shoemaker capped a 7-0 run with a gametying 12-foot set shot with 9:40 to play. Tusculum jumped right in the

driver’s seat and responded with three consecutive layups, the last two by 6-10 baseline specialist Tommy Klempin. “We’ve been in personal battles like this before,” Klempin said after shooting 7-for-11 from the field and netting a game-high 15 points. “It’s always the toughest teams that win. Our whole thing today was push them out of the paint and clear some space.” Catawba inched within two points three times in the final six minutes — first when Kelvin Drakeford completed a 3-point play and later when Cameron Lovelace stuck a 3-pointer with 4:50 remaining.

Moore’s 3-ball from the left side pulled the Tribe within 56-54 with 24 seconds to go. “We are a grinding team,” said winning coach Jim Boone. “For us to win, we’ve got to grind it out — and that means being tough everywhere on the court.” For Baker, it was just another dose of SAC tough love. “It’s a learning process,” he said. “You look at the ACC or any team with a lot of freshmen. You’ve got to get you’re tail kicked a little bit before you figure it out. That’s what we’re fighting right now.” • NOTES: The victory was Tucu-

lum’s third conference win away from home this week. ... Reid, who averages 16.5 points, was cleared by the medical staff Saturday morning to play 20 minutes. He put in 19. ... Moore was 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. ... Catawba plays three of its next four games on the road, beginning Wednesday at LenoirRhyne. TUSCULUM (59) — Klempin 15, Steigerwald 11, Vest 9, Grey 6, Troutman 5, Darnell 5, Williams 4, Miller 2, Tuz 2. CATAWBA (54) — Moore 14, Huntley 10, Drakeford 9, Lovelace 8, Mayo 5, Thomson 3, Reid 3, Shoemaker 2, Martin, Tyree. Tusculum 32 27 Catawba 28 26

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and remained winless in 14 tries on a No. 1 team’s home floor. “Again, 28, 30 minutes, they played so hard and they executed and they did good things, things to build on in a tough setting against a heck of a team,” Bennett said. “Then, the last 10 minutes, I thought we fractured defensively.” It helped Virginia that for about 24 minutes, Duke’s 3s weren’t falling — a major reason why the ACC’s top-scoring offense was being outscored by the league’s worst. The Blue Devils average more than 86 points while the Cavaliers score fewer than 64 points per game. Some of the same problems that plagued Duke against Florida State reappeared early in this one: relying too heavily on — and missing — 3-pointers. The Blue Devils missed 11 of their first 12 attempts from long range, and during one 6-minute stretch, they attempted only one shot inside the arc while hoisting up seven shots from behind it. Duke finished 5 of 20 from 3-point range, 4 of 8 in the second half. “We weren’t hitting shots (in the first half), and we let it

affect our defense,” Smith said. “When we got down, we just had to do something. Coach decided he was going to open it up and let me go one-on-one, and thank God I was able to make some shots and cut it closer, or it could have gotten ugly.” Virginia led for most of the half, reeling off eight straight points and taking a 27-17 lead on Farrakhan’s 3 with 31⁄2 minutes left. The Cavaliers led 31-25 at the break — Duke’s largest halftime deficit of the season.

and C.J. Leslie each finished with 10 points for the Wolfpack, who won both games against Florida State last season. Wood got his first 3-pointer at the 11:11 mark of the opening half and was fouled, converting the free throw for a four-point play. He made seven from long range in last year’s game in Tallahassee. The Seminoles never trailed and led comfortably throughout the second half on their way to a third straight ACC home victory. They shot 69.2 percent (18 of 26) in the second half. Florida State had six different players to score baskets in a 12-0 that gave the Seminoles a 28-16 lead late in the first half. The Wolfpack had tied the game at 16 on a Lorenzo

Brown jumper with 6:17 left in the half. N.C. State shot just 26.7 percent in the opening half and couldn’t handle Florida State’s inside game where Shannon’s eight points helped the Seminoles outscore the Wolfpack 20-6 in the paint. James, who is shooting 67.3 percent on the season, scored all of his points close to the basket, including several dunks. Michael Snaer added 13 points while Derwin Kitchen, who scored 22 points in the win over Duke, and Chris Singleton each scored 11. Deividas Dulkys snapped out of a monthlong shooting slump with eight points, including a pair of 3-point baskets, and 7foot Jon Kreft added a careerbest seven points in relief of James.

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The college roundup ... CHARLOTTE — Charlotte guard Derrio Green finally found his stroke, and it couldn't have come at a better time for the 49ers. Green scored 19 of his game-high 21 points in the second half as Charlotte won its first Atlantic 10 Conference game of the season, 71-61 over Fordham on Saturday night. Jamar Briscoe added 20 points, and Chris Braswell had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the 49ers (9-8, 1-2), who have won six straight games at home and three straight over the Rams (6-9, 0-3). Green, a junior, hit 7 of 9 from the field — including a season-best 5 of 7 from 3point range — as Charlotte broke a 57-57 tie late to pull away and end a two-game losing streak. "I was feelin' it tonight, and the guys were good about finding me," said Green, who equaled his season high in scoring.That had been a problem for Green in his past three starts. He hit just 5 of 20 (including 3 of 12 on 3-pointers) in the 49ers' 86-83, double-overtime win over Georgia Tech on Jan. 2, 6 of 12 (but just 1 of 6 3s) in an Atlantic 10 loss to Richmond on Jan. 5, and had a 5-for-21 effort (2 of 11 on 3s) in a Jan. 8 conference loss to St. Bonaventure. No such problems Saturday, however. "Derrio got us rolling," Charlotte head coach Alan Major said. "When a guy's hot, the shots are going to go down. You feel like the rim's twice as big. This was also the 49ers' first game without center Phil Jones, who was ruled academically ineligible last week. Even without the 6-foot-10 junior, Charlotte dominated the boards, outrebounding the Rams 18-7 in the first half and 41-24 (including a 15-8 advantage in offensive boards) for the game. WCU 79, Appalachian State 78. CULLOWHEE — Mike Williams hit a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer to lift Western Carolina to a 79-78 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday. Williams, who scored 10 points, hit the game-winner after teammate Richie Gordon missed a layup with 5 seconds left and Harouna Mutombo grabbed the rebound. Western Carolina (8-10, 4-2 Southern Conference) has won four consecutive games. The game featured 11 ties and 17 lead changes. Appalachian State's Omar Carter hit a free throw for a 76-75 lead, but Brandon Boggs gave the Catamounts a 77-76 lead

with 2:32 to play. The Mountaineers (7-9, 33) retook the lead on Marcus Wright's jumper with 1:54 left. Trey Sumler scored 17 points for WCU. Carter scored 19, Donald Sims had 18, Andre Williamson added 14 and Wright scored 10 for the Mountaineers. East Carolina 76, Tulane 67 GREENVILLE — Jontae Sherrod scored 24 points to lead East Carolina to a 76-67 victory over Tulane. The Pirates (9-7, 1-1 Conference USA) shot 61.9 percent from the field (13 of 21) in the second half in their first home game since Dec. 7. East Carolina is 7-1 at home this season. Coastal Carolina 60, Presbyterian 42. CONWAY, S.C. — The Chanticleers (16-2, 7-0 Big South Conference) extended their school-record winning streak to 14 games after holding the Blue Hose to 31.5 percent shooting from the floor (17 of 54). Charleston Southern 69, Winthrop 60 CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jamarco Warren scored 27 points and Kelvin Martin had a double-double to lead Charleston Southern to a 69-60 win over Winthrop. UNC Asheville 68, Gardner-Webb 59 ASHEVILLE — Matt Dickey scored 20 points to lead North Carolina-Asheville to its third straight victory. John Williams added 13 points on 5for-5 shooting from the field. He became the 25th UNC Asheville player to score 1,000 career points for UNC Asheville (98, 4-3). North Carolina A&T 78, Howard 65 WASHINGTON — Thomas Coleman scored 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead North Carolina A&T over Howard 78-65 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game. Coleman scored 13 of his 17 in the opening half for the Aggies (89, 3-1). NCCU 77, Coppin State 71 BALTIMORE — Landon Clement scored 25 points and C.J. Wilkerson added 23 as North Carolina Central (7-8) defeated Coppin State 77-71.

NATIONAL GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bruce Ellington scored 23 points, including the final six for South Carolina, and the Gamecocks beat the Gators 72-69. Ellington was 8 of 15 shooting, including 3 of 7 from 3-point range, and chipped in four rebounds and three assists. Sam Muldrow, Brian Richardson and Lakeem Jackson finished with 10 points apiece for the Gamecocks (11-5, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), who won for just the fifth time in the last 21 games in the series.

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears know firsthand how dangerous the Seattle Seahawks can be. Yes, the 8-9 Seahawks, the first team with a losing record to win a division. Seattle came away with a win in its visit to Soldier Field earlier this season, and Chicago must be more prepared when the Seahawks return for Sunday's divisional playoff game. "We know what happened in the first game," Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs said of the surprising 23-20 loss on Oct. 24. Losing to the Seahawks again would be a huge letdown for the Bears (11-5), who won the NFC North and gained a first-round bye. Even though Seattle upset the defending Super Bowl champion Saints last week, the Bears are taking nothing for granted. They saw Seattle's Marshawn Lynch running through and tossing aside at least a half-dozen defenders on a touchdown run in a 41-36 win over New Orleans at Qwest Field. They saw Matt Hasselbeck come up big, throwing four TD passes and winning over the fans after getting booed off the field in his previous home start against Atlanta. He sat out the Rams game with a hip injury. "The fact that the expectations have been very low for us in these games, I can understand that based on our early performance during the season," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "Other than that, we realize there aren't many people that give us a chance to win these games. But that's not the battle cry. The battle cry is to get prepared to play really good football and see if we can throw a game out there that gives us a chance to beat a great opponent." The Bears are wary of the Seahawks. "They're used to being in that spot," Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers said. "They didn't have a great season record-wise, but they're used to being in the playoffs. They played like they were."

No one needed to remind the Bears that Jay Cutler got sacked six times and that a usually reliable defense had its issues in that loss to Seattle, failing to force a turnover or sack Hasselbeck. It didn't help the Bears that Peppers was a nonfactor or that Briggs sat out with a left ankle injury. As bad as that performance was, the Bears took another turn for the worse when they followed that with another home loss to Washington. That sent them stumbling into their off week with three losses in four games, but the team that emerged had a different look, a different approach — particularly on offense. The Bears settled on a starting offensive line and abandoned their pass-happy ways. Improved blocking and a commitment to the run helped reduce the pounding on Cutler and sparked a dramatic turnaround. They won seven of eight before closing the regular season with a loss at Green Bay and made the playoffs for the first time since the 2006 team's Super Bowl run. They faced third-string quarterbacks in wins over Miami, Detroit and Minnesota (after Brett Favre left with a concussion). There was also a disputed unnecessary roughness call against Ndamukong Suh right before Cutler threw the goahead TD pass to Brandon Manumaleuna in that second game against the Lions. When the Bears beat Philadelphia, Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel sat out with a knee injury. Now, Chicago gets a team that barely made the postseason and could be short-handed. Linebacker Lofa Tatupu (concussion) had not been cleared to play as of Friday afternoon and was questionable. It wasn't easy for the Seahawks this time. They were ridiculed along with the rest of the NFC West, and they dropped three in a row before beating St. Louis to win the division. They're a work in progress. Seattle made more than 280 roster moves in its first year under Carroll and general manager John Schneider, including several big moves before the first Chicago game.


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Former carolina Panther Julius Peppers and the Bears must keep seattle from making big plays. Deion Branch, the former Super Bowl MVP wide receiver with the Patriots, got dealt back to New England. The Seahawks acquired Lynch from Buffalo, hoping he would spark the running game, and released Julius Jones. "You've got a lot of scrap heap guys that have been thrown aside by other teams and guys with chips on their shoulders and I love that," said receiver Brandon Stokley, who signed with the Seahawks in late September after being released by Denver. "We're going to fight and claw and give everything we have and I'll go to battle with those kind of guys any day.

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Aaron rodgers was the architect of Green Bay’s romp past Atlanta.

PACKERS FroM 1B in a playoff game. They could've left punter Tim Masthay at home. He was never needed. Green Bay scored 35 consecutive points, including Tramon Williams' 70-yard interception return on the final play of the first half that left the Falcons (13-4) and a crowd of more than 69,000 in a state of shock as the teams headed to the locker room. "It was one of those nights," Rodgers said. "I felt like I was in the

zone." Ryan, who beat out Rodgers for a spot in the Pro Bowl, had a miserable night. He also was picked off in the end zone, costing Atlanta another scoring chance early on that might've changed the complexion of the game, and lost a fumble attempting a simple sneak. In two career playoff games, Matty Ice is 02 with six turnovers and a safety. The Falcons went into the playoffs as the NFC's top-seeded team for only the second time in franchise history. The result was the same as the first time: one and done. At least the fans didn't have to deal

with the heartache of blowing a 10point lead in the fourth quarter, the fate suffered by the 1980 Falcons in their 30-27 loss to Dallas. This game was pretty much over when Rodgers guided the Packers on an 80-yard drive to open the second half, running the last 7 yards for the TD that made it 35-14. When Rodgers drove the Packers on yet another scoring drive, capped off with a 7-yard pass to John Kuhn late in the third quarter, thousands of red-clad fans headed for the exits, not even bothering to hang around for the final period of a magical season than turned into a green nightmare in the

NFL warns teams about trash talk Associated Press

CHICAGO — The NFL has warned players to cut out the trash talk, specifically when it threatens other players. "Ray Anderson reminded players that comments of a physically threatening nature are always taken into account in evaluating discipline for any illegal physical contact on the field," league spokesman Greg Aiello said Saturday. NFL executive vice president of football operations Anderson is the league's chief disciplinarian. He told teams, including all eight remaining in the playoffs, to basically watch it. Since October, the NFL has ratcheted up its enforcement of hits to defenseless players with a series of fines — and the threat of suspension. No suspensions have been handed out, but the recent rash of trash talk before playoff games prompted Anderson to further emphasize the need to respect the game and opponents. Earlier this week, Jets cor-

nerback Antonio Cromartie described Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with a derogatory term. New York is at New England on Sunday in the final divisional round game this weekend. Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs wore a T-shirt with a Raven on it extending a middle finger. Suggs said he was "representing" Baltimore as it headed to Saturday's playoff game at Pittsburgh. In the second meeting of the regular season between the AFC North rivals, the Ravens broke Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's nose — accidentally — on a hit by nose tackle Haloti Ngata. "I was glad we broke his nose," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said with a wry grin this week, "and I was very impressed he played through it. Obviously, you can throw very effectively with a broken nose. He proved that." Although Harbaugh was kidding, the comment did rankle some people in Pittsburgh, and perhaps elsewhere around the league.

playoffs. In the locker room afterward, Falcons coach Mike Smith tried to make sense of it for his players. "I know they're disappointed. I'm disappointed. We're all disappointed," he said. "But we will learn from it. That's the important thing. We will learn from what took place this evening. I also told 'em, as bad as they feel right now, remember the whole body of work we put out there this year. We can't forget that either." The Falcons simply couldn't stop Rodgers, who carved up the Atlanta defense on four drive of at least 80 yards.

I see him in the huddle I know we've got a chance to win," said Hines Ward, who caught a TD pass. "He's a proven winner. And history shows he's a proven winner against Baltimore." The third meeting this season between these AFC North rivals had the usual skirmishes, but also was filled with penalties and turnovers. It's been a rugged season for the Steelers' quarterback. His life and reputation were in tatters 10 months ago following sexual assault allegations that weren't prosecuted. He was suspended for the first four games of the season, and helped his team finish with 12 victories and a firstround bye. "It's Ben. You give this guy an opportunity to snap it; he's capable of producing plays," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said, "It's not always how you draw it up, but he has a noblink mentality. He is a competitor and a winner. And those guys follow him." While the Steelers trailed by two TDs at the half, it was the Ravens who fell apart in the in the second half as the team they love to beat most came back to knock them out of the postseason. The Steelers are 9-0 against division teams in the postseason. The Steelers were trailing 21-7 after turnovers created two Ravens touchdowns. But they came back with the help of three Baltimore turnovers in the third quarter. It was so bad, the Ravens' minus-4 yards in offense wasn't the worst of it; they ended with 28 yards in the second half. "We knew we had to play great. We knew if we didn't play great we were going to lose this game," defensive end Brett Keisel said. Baltimore was outgained 263-126 and Joe Flacco was 16 of 30 for 125 yards. The Ravens' last chance to beat the Steelers — they haven't in three postseason tries — ended when T.J. Houshmandzadeh dropped Flacco's fourth-down pass at the Steelers' 38 with 1:03 remaining. "We knew it would be a game," Houshclose mandzadeh said. "I didn't think it needed to be, but it was." Failing to protect the ball cost the Ravens — even after they scored two touchdowns in less than 30 seconds in the first half. Defensive end Cory Redding returned a Roethlisberger fumble for a touchdown that both teams thought was an incompletion, but that wasn't nearly enough on a day when the Ravens' offense did so little. "What better way to put the Ravens out of the tournament," Ward said. "They keep asking for us and we keep putting them out of the tournament. They're going to be ticked about this for a long time." With Baltimore up 21-7, Ryan Clark forced a rare fumble by Ray Rice on a screen pass, and LaMarr Woodley recovered at the 23. The play reenergized the crowd of 64,879 that had grown silent as Baltimore opened its two-TD lead.


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Jet Antonio cromartie has been doing a lot of talking. Jets coach Rex Ryan mentioned this week that players need to dislike their opponents at this time of year. "You shouldn't like who you are going up against right now," he said. "This is the playoffs. I can tell you our whole team respects Brady and the Patriots. But hey, we don't like any of them right now. You shouldn't. (Former Jets running back) Danny Woodhead is a great kid, but I can't stand Danny Woodhead right now. "I think that's just part of it, and trust me, the feeling is mutual."

from Jim Caldwell, as if that's supposed to matter. This week it was him saying that this game is essentially him against Belichick, as if all the players are just props. "This week is about Rex Ryan against Bill Belichick," he said. "I recognize he's the best, but I'm just trying to be the best (today)." Then again, two weeks ago it was all about foot fetishes, so maybe things are getting better. There's no question he made the Jets better, made them relevant again, made everyone start to look at them differently. AssociAted Press In his two years there he's 23-13 with two Bill Belichick is not talking trash. playoff appearances and three road playoff wins. But you know what? night instead of watching the Jets-Colts There's a fine line between colorful and game, as if that has anything remotely to clown. do with today's game. Maybe he should be And right now Ryan is walking along it. more concerned with trying to get his own He certainly looked like just another quarterback ready to play a big playoff coach with no answers back there in early game in Foxboro, where the odds are he December when his Jets were on the won't play well. wrong end of a 45-3 shellacking. That night Because here is another Pats-Jets game, he was just another coach on the sidelines and Ryan is walking along the high wire, praying for the game to end. out there by himself without a net. All the one-liners? There's no question Ryan has made the All the tough talk? Jets better. The record tells us that. He's As buried as the Jets were that night. also raised expectations, to the point that Now he's put himself out there at the anything other than the Super Bowl for the end of the plank again. Jets is going to be perceived as failure, a That's Ryan. It's what he knows. It's referendum on both Ryan and his apwhat he does. It's who he is. proach. So it shouldn't be real surprising that he That's the flip side of his big mouth. was doing it again this week. The other day The big mouth that the Patriots now he was dissin' Brady for going to see the must get through on the road to the Super Broadway play "Lombardi" on Saturday Bowl.


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Melo weighing his options Associated Press

DENVER — Carmelo Anthony insists he cares more about chasing a crown than cash. That's why the Denver Nuggets' All-Star has held off on signing the three-year, $65 million contract extension that's been on the table since last summer. He's still weighing his options, even as trade talks intensify with the New Jersey Nets, a deal that could very well go down sometime next week — provided, of course, he signs the extension. Anthony said Saturday before a game against Cleveland — one that could very well be his last at the Pepsi Center in a Nuggets jersey — that his motivation isn't so much about moving to a big market or making big money, but capturing a title. He said he will only put his

name to a contract extension with a team that gives him the best shot at a championship. "I'm going into my ninth season. I have no time to waste right now," Anthony said. "I want to see the light at the end of the tunnel in my future. That light is a championship." The most recent trade talks have Chauncey Billups and former Detroit teammate Richard Hamilton reuniting in New Jersey along with Anthony in a mega deal that includes three teams and more than a dozen players. In exchange, the Nuggets would get rookie Derrick Favors and point guard Devin Harris, along with possibly two first-round picks. Anthony has long maintained his dream is to play in New York. He and his wife, TV personality LaLa Vazquez, have numerous Brooklyn ties and the Nets are scheduled to

move there in 2012, making that potential trade an attractive possibility. But he thinks everyone is reading too much into his infatuation with the Big Apple. He's drawn boos from the home crowd in recent games, fans frustrated with the situation dragging on for more than five months. "I think the boos come from just conversations, maybe barbershop talk or at work or at the sub shop getting a sandwich," Anthony said. "They see something like was on ESPN — my ultimate dream is to go back to New York — they see that and say, 'Melo wants to leave. He wants to get out of here. Melo don't like Denver. Melo hates us.' That's never the fact. "Going to a bigger market and all that stuff is cool, but if I feel like I have a chance of winning a championship in Denver in the next five years,

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da’Quan Bowers, left, sacks Wake WB tanner Price.

BOWERS FroM 1B the country with 151⁄2 sacks and was second nationally with 26 tackles for loss. What has pro scouts drooling, though, is Bowers' speed to blow past offensive lineman and disrupt plays. A question sure to come up for Bowers during NFL interviews: What took you so long? Bowers had just four sacks through two seasons and acknowledges he cut corners and had a lousy work ethic. His eyes opened, Bowers says, through the loss of two inspirational people in his father, Dennis, and former Clemson defensive end Gaines Adams. Adams, a Chicago Bears lineman, died suddenly in January 2010. The two players, who both wore No. 93 with the Tigers, had become close and spoke each week. Bowers' father died last August, collapsing before a concert of the family's gospel group. Both Adams and Dennis Bowers had pushed Da'Quan to give up his lazy ways and push for greatness. "There it is, time to be a man," Bowers said. Bowers played like few other men in Clemson his-

tory. He had a sack in nine consecutive games, surpassing the school mark of his late friend, Adams. Bowers won the Nagurski Award as the country's best defensive player and the Ted Hendricks Award as the top defensive end. Bowers says his days of taking the easy way out are over and he'll continue working just as hard during his NFL career. "I've grown up," the 20year-old said. Still, Bowers admitted he was torn about leaving after Clemson finished 6-7, its first losing season in 12 years. He returned home to rural Bamberg, about four hours from campus, and talked out the pros and cons with his family. In the end, Bowers felt ready to take his game to the NFL level and remembered his father's words. "Go with your first decision, don't think about it twice because you'll regret your situation," Bowers said. "Here I am." Where he'll be next is anyone's guess. The Carolina Panthers hold the No. 1 choice, but may have more pressing needs than a defensive end. Bowers would love to be close to home, but will be satisfied wherever he lands. "It just an amazing situation I'm in," he said.

Marathon Sunday for Sony HONOLULU — Stuart Appleby finished with three straight birdies to tie Shigeki Maruyama for the lead Saturday at the Sony Open, setting up a long final round in which just about everyone is still in the game. Because the opening round was washed out at Waialae, today will feature a 36hole final. Maruyama holed out from the bunker to the right of the par-3 seventh late in his round and shot another 65. Appleby had a strong finish for the second straight day and shot 66. They were at 10under 130. Mark Wilson, Steve Marino and Roland Thatcher were a shot back. Either way, only eight shots separates top to bottom, with 36 holes remaining.

BASEBALL ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols will sign autographs for $175 a pop on Sunday at the St. Louis Cardinals' Winter

what's going to happen in the future." These days, Anthony carefully selects his words, knowing that anything he says could be misinterpreted, like when he acknowledged his dream is to play in New York. "To the average person, that's all that people see. That's all that people here,"

Anthony said. "If anybody told you that they didn't want to do that, they'd be lying to you. ... Chauncey's ultimate dream was to come back here and play in Denver. At the end of the day, that's anybody's (ultimate dream) who has a chance to go back home. "This whole situation is like a puzzle."

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Florida hires Young The college football notebook ... GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New Florida coach Will Muschamp has completed his staff by hiring former San Francisco 49ers standout Bryant Young as defensive line coach. Young was a four-time Pro Bowl selection during his 14 years with San Francisco. He will assist defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who coached Young for four seasons (2001-04) in San Francisco. Young has limited coaching experience. The former Notre Dame star returned to his alma mater in 2009 and worked as a graduate assistant under Charlie Weis, now Florida's offensive coordinator. Young got his first fulltime job last season, serving as defensive line coach at San Jose State. Muschamp says he wants to build the program on toughness and "there are not too many people tougher than Bryant." GOING PRO ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia outside linebacker Justin Houston, who ranked second in the Southeastern Conference with 10 sacks this season, is skipping his senior year to enter the NFL draft. • TUSCALOOSA, Ala. \ — All-American safety Mark Barron said he'll be back for his senior season at Alabama, which had already lost three star juniors. The junior made the announcement Saturday, the final day for underclassmen to enter the NFL draft.

then I'll sign the extension. It really doesn't matter.” The Nuggets reached the Western Conference finals in 2009, only to be beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers. Last season, Denver was knocked out in the first round by Utah, a frustrating end to a tumultuous year in which coach George Karl battled throat and neck cancer. "That's something we always talk about, bring a championship back here. I don't just go out and play basketball just to do it. That's on my mind," said Anthony, who has led Denver to the postseason in each of his seven seasons. "That was my dream." Was his dream? "If I feel I can't do it here, I don't think this is the right thing to do," Anthony said. "It's just the uncertainty in the future of the organization. It's a lot of things that come into play, contracts, not knowing

Warmup. The team has until the start of spring training to get the three-time NL MVP to sign a new contract. General manager John Mozeliak confirmed the deadline set by Pujols, but declined Saturday to characterize negotiations. The Cardinals exercised a $16 million option for next season on Pujols' contract in October. AssociAted Press Both sides want to keep stuart Appleby waves after the negotiations private. Pujols' two-hour autograph ses- making a birdie putt. sion, which will raise funds for Cardinal Care, is sold out. • CHICAGO — When Ron against the Washington NaSanto died last month, his fu- tionals on Aug. 10. neral procession traveled by TENNIS Wrigley Field and well-wishMELBOURNE, Australia ers gathered on sidewalks to — Kim Clijsters figures she cheer the former Chicago didn't win three U.S. Open Cubs broadcaster and third tournaments and 40 titles baseman one last time. overall in her career while Now, the cozy neighborworrying about the opposihood ballpark will feature a more permanent reminder of tion. She'll take that thought one of the franchise's most into the Australian Open, beloved figures. where her first-round match The Cubs announced Satagainst Dinara Safina will urday they will unveil a Sanfeature two former topto statue outside their longtime home before their game ranked players.

CHARLOTTE — The up-and-down New Orleans Hornets are up Hornets 88 again. Not even arriving in Bobcats 81 town at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday could slow them down. A silly play by Charlotte's Tyrus Thomas sure helped, too. David West had 26 points and eight rebounds and the weary Hornets took advantage of Thomas' inexplicable vicious elbow and ensuing ejection late to break open a close game and beat the Bobcats 88-81 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Chris Paul added 19 points in a return to his home state for the Hornets, who after playing their second straight overtime game Friday night didn't arrive at their Charlotte hotel until dawn following travel problems. It was just another obstacle to overcome in their odd season. After starting 11-1, they went 7-13 only to now be riding another impressive winning streak. "Just like a game has runs, same thing with the seasons," center Emeka Okafor said. In a game in which neither team had led by more than six points, an ill-timed elbow to Okafor's head changed everything. When Thomas grabbed Willie Green's missed shot, the Bobcats had the ball trailing 81-77 with 2:38 left. But before getting rid of the ball under the basket, Thomas vi-

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stephen Jackson shoots over former Bobcat emeka okafor. olently swung his elbow and it landed square in Okafor's face. Okafor crumpled to the floor and the officials huddled before ejecting Thomas. A replay review confirmed the call. "It's just part of basketball. He didn't mean to do it on purpose," Okafor said.

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The NBA roundup ... CHICAGO — Derrick Rose scored 34 points and Kyle Korver hit a crucial 3pointer with 25 seconds left Saturday night as the Chicago Bulls withstood a stellar performance by Dwyane Wade to beat the Miami Heat 99-96. Miami, playing without injured LeBron James for a second straight game, lost its third straight despite a 33-point performance from Chicago native Wade. Grizzlies 89, Mavericks 70 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Zach Randolph had 23 points and 20 rebounds, and Memphis ruined Dirk Nowitzki's abbreviated return by beating Dallas. Rudy Gay added 16 as the Grizzlies won their second straight and fifth in the last seven. Rockets 112, Hawks 106 ATLANTA — Aaron Brooks had 24

points and 10 assists, Luis Scola added 20 points and Houston beat Atlanta. Houston overcame a nine-point deficit in the third quarter after rookie forward Patrick Patterson left Philips Arena in an ambulance because of chest pain and congestion. Magic 108, Timberwolves 99 MINNEAPOLIS — Jason Richardson scored 21 points and Ryan Anderson added 15 points and 11 rebounds to lift Orlando over Minnesota. Dwight Howard had 16 points and nine rebounds and J.J. Redick scored 21 for the Magic, who ended a two-game skid and have now won 10 of their last 12. Wizards 98, Raptors 95 WASHINGTON — Nick Young had his second big home game in a row, scoring 18 of his 29 points in the third quarter as Washington beat Toronto. Young made 10 of 19 field goals, including eight in a row at one point.

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The NHL roundup ... RALEIGH — Jussi Jokinen scored two goals, and Eric Staal added a short-handed tally and two assists to lift Carolina over Tampa Bay. Jokinen scored on a second-period power play and added an empty-net goal with 7 seconds left. Staal's 22nd of the season capped a three-goal second period for Carolina, which is 7-2-2 in its last 11 games. Simon Gagne scored twice for Tampa Bay, which has lost four of six. Penguins 3, Bruins 2 BOSTON — Jordan Staal scored with 16:35 left to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston 3-2 Saturday and avoid another collapse against the Bruins. Five days after giving up four goals in the final 3:23 to hand a victory to Boston, the Penguins blew another two-goal lead before recovering to win without Sidney Crosby for just the second time in five games. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 44 shots for his 20th win of the season. Red Wings 6, Blue Jackets 5, OT DETROIT — Johan Franzen scored 45 seconds into overtime to give Detroit a win over Columbus. Canadiens 3, Rangers 2 MONTREAL — Roman Hamrlik and Tomas Plekanec had power-play goals, and

Montreal scored three times in a span of 2:46 in the first period to beat the New York Rangers. Islanders 5, Sabres 3 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — John Tavares scored three goals for his second NHL hat trick, and Rick DiPietro made 40 saves to help the New York Islanders beat Buffalo and snap a three-game losing streak. Panthers 3, Devils 2, OT SUNRISE, Fla. — Dmitry Kulikov fired a high wrist shot past Martin Brodeur 3:36 into overtime and Florida topped New Jersey for its third straight win. Coyotes 6, Ducks 2 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ray Whitney scored two goals and added an assist to help Phoenix beat Anaheim. Stars 6, Thrashers 1 DALLAS — Trevor Daley scored twice on the power play for his first two-goal game in the NHL, Kari Lehtonen stopped 29 shots in his first appearance against his former team, and Dallas beat Atlanta. Predators 3, Blackhawks 2, SO NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcel Goc scored the only goal in the shootout, and Nashville rallied from a two-goal deficit after two periods to beat Chicago. Flames 2, Maple Leafs 1, SO TORONTO — Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 32 shots through overtime and then turned aside two of four shootout attempts to lift Calgary over Toronto.


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The Top 25 roundup ... COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the game on the line, Ohio State played like a No. 1 team. That's exactly what they might be soon. Freshman Jared Sullinger scored 19 points and hit a three-point play with 13.2 seconds left to lift the secondranked Buckeyes to a 69-66 victory over Penn State on Saturday. On the heels of top-ranked Duke's 66-61 loss at Florida State on Wednesday night, the victory will likely propel the Buckeyes (18-0, 5-0 Big Ten) to the No. 1 spot in next week's rankings. "If that does happen, the thing that excites me the most is that's the second time we've been there in a few years," said coach Thad Matta, whose 2006-07 Buckeyes ended the regular season as the top-ranked team. "I think it's great for the program. I don't know how many schools can say that they've been in that position. We're definitely one of them." Fellow freshman Aaron Craft also had 19 points, a careerhigh, to go with seven assists and brilliant defense against Penn State (10-7, 3-3) star Talor Battle. Battle's 3-pointer with 2 seconds left came up well short of extending the game. No. 3 Kansas 63, Nebraska 60 LAWRENCE, Kan. — Marcus Morris and Tyrel Reed hit free throws in the final seconds, and Kansas (17-0, 2-0 Big 12) rallied to remain unbeaten. Kansas entered with a 15-game winning streak against the Huskers, but was thoroughly outplayed in a ragged first half and fell behind by 10 points quickly after intermission. No. 4 Syracuse 67, No. 25 Cincinnati 52 SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Rick Jackson had 15 points and 11 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season, leading Syracuse to the victory. Syracuse (18-0, 5-0 Big East) is one win from matching the best start in program history. No. 5 Pittsburgh 74, Seton Hall 53 PITTSBURGH — In less than 48 hours, here come the Orange. Senior center Gary McGhee matched a career high with 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, sending No. 5 Pittsburgh to a 74-53 victory over the Pirates on Saturday night. "Once we got into the locker room, we knew what our next task was," said Brad Wanamaker, who had seven assists, seven rebounds and no turnovers. "And that is Syracuse." No. 10 Connecticut 82, DePaul 62 ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 22 of his 31 points in the first half, Jeremy Lamb added 13 and Connecticut (14-2, 3-2) handed DePaul its 18th straight loss in Big East play. No. 14 Texas A&M 91, No. 15 Missouri 89 OT COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Khris Middleton scored 28 points, including 11 in overtime, and Texas A&M picked up its 13th straight win. The Aggies (16-1, 3-0 Big 12) trailed by one before Middleton swiped the ball from Marcus Denmon and converted a layup with 34 seconds remaining. Middleton made three free throws to extend the lead to 91-87, and Missouri's Laurence Bowers had a tip-in at the buzzer for the final margin. No. 20 Wisconsin 76, No. 16 Illinois 66 MADISON, Wis. — Jon Leuer scored 26 points and hit a critical 3-pointer down the stretch, powering Wisconsin to the victory. Jordan Taylor added 22 for the Badgers (13-4, 3-2 Big Ten), who rebounded from an overtime loss at Michigan State. No. 18 Louisville 71, Marquette 70 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kyle Kuric's layup with 4 seconds remaining capped a furious rally by the Cardinals. Louisville (14-3, 3-1 Big East) trailed by 18 with less than 6 minutes to go but closed the game on a 24-5 run fueled by guard Preston Knowles. Duquesne 78, No. 19 Temple 66 PITTSBURGH — Bill Clark had 22 points and Duquesne limited Temple to 31 percent shooting while earning its sixth consecutive victory. Duquesne (11-5, 3-0 Atlantic 10) scored the game's first 10 points and held leads of 19-1 and 22-2. No. 21 Kansas State 94, Texas Tech 60 MANHATTAN, Kan. — Jamar Samuels scored 22 points and Jacob Pullen added 21 to help Kansas State get the win. Rodney McGruder added 16 points and Curtis Kelly had 12 for the Wildcats (13-5, 1-2 Big 12). No. 22 Georgetown 74, Rutgers 65 PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Austin Freeman scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half and Georgetown snapped a threegame losing streak. Freeman, the Big East preseason player of the year, returned to form for the Hoyas (13-5, 2-4), who came in 1-4 in the conference, their worst start in 12 years. Southern Miss 86, No. 23 Central Florida 69 HATTIESBURG, Miss. — R.L. Horton scored 18 points and D.J. Newbill added 17 as the Golden Eagles beat a ranked team for the first time since 2004 and the first time on their home court since 1986. Gary Flowers and Maurice Bolden each had 16 points for the Golden Eagles (14-3, 3-1 Conference USA). No. 24 Georgia 98, Mississippi 76 OXFORD, Miss. — Gerald Robinson scored a season-high 22 points and the 24th-ranked Bulldogs (13-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) put all five starters in double figures in a 98-76 victory over Mississippi.

— Andre Dawkins’ 76 defense led Duke 60 to a highVirginia light-reel dunk. His timely scoring helped prevent one loss from becoming two for Duke. Dawkins scored 12 of his 14 points after halftime, and the top-ranked Blue Devils bounced back from their first loss in 10 months by pulling away to beat Virginia 76-60 on Saturday. “We just played really good defense, and turned our defense into our offense, which led to easy buckets,” Dawkins said. “Getting easy buckets really makes the basket look bigger from the outside.” Nolan Smith led the way with 29 points, Kyle Singler finished with 13 points and Mason Plumlee had a careerhigh 16 rebounds for the slowstarting Blue Devils (16-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed by 10 late in the first half but outscored Virginia 43-18 over the final 16 minutes to avoid their first losing streak in two years. “We’re a different team. We have to know that going into games — we’re not going to walk onto the court and beat

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duke fans reach for Virginia's sammy Zeglinski as he prepares to throw the ball inbounds during the first half of saturday’s win. anybody,” Smith said. “This conference is too good for that, and I think we showed in the second half ... how we have to play in every game.” Mustapha Farrakhan and Joe Harris scored 15 points each for the Cavaliers (10-7, 1-2), who were held to one field goal during a late 8minute stretch and fell to 1-28 against top-ranked teams. The Blue Devils almost certainly won’t have that designation much longer, after

Florida State beat them 66-61 three nights earlier. Their first defeat since Maryland knocked them off last March snapped the 25-game winning streak that included the run to the program’s fourth national championship. “There’s a part of you that sometimes likes your kid to get stung a little bit — like, ‘Don’t touch the oven,’” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “You don’t want them to put their whole body there. ...

(But) as long as they don’t get seriously hurt, you know, experience is a hell of a thing, if you can use experience to help you and not hurt you.” Duke kept a few other streaks intact by winning its 30th straight game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, its sixth straight against Virginia and its 14th in a row against the Cavaliers in Durham. And they have Dawkins to

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Fla. State 84 State coach N.C. State 71 L e o n a r d Hamilton and his staff decided earlier this week that the Seminoles would be better with a bigger lineup. He put 6-8, 236-pound sophomore Terrance Shannon into the starting lineup and it resulted in an upset of topranked Duke on Wednesday and a runaway 84-71 win over North Carolina State on Saturday. “Their bigs are just as aggressive on offense as they are on defense,” North Carolina State coach Sidney Lowe said. “They were more active. They were banging us a little more.” Bernard James, a 6-10 jun-

ior college transfer and U.S. Air Force veteran, hit all eight of his field goal attempts for a career-high 16 points, while Shannon added 12 along with a career-best nine rebounds. “He’s hot, he’s hot,” Hamilton teased the sophomore Shannon as he came into the media room after the game, adding more seriously that he “had absolute confidence in his ability.” Shannon, who made his first career start against Duke, had eight points and six rebounds by halftime. “Ever since I was young, I was just taught to go hard,” Shannon said. “The harder you work for rebounds, everything else just takes care of itself.” The Seminoles (13-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference)

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The ACC roundup ... PHILADELPHIA — Maalik Wayns never kept count. As the numbers clicked off in rapid succession, Villanova was only interested in piling on, not watching the scoreboard. When the second-half charge was over, the Wildcats were stunned at how much punishment they dealt Maryland. 19-0. Game over. “We hit some big shots, we got the crowd into it,” Wayns said, “But I had no idea at the number. I didn’t even realize it was 19-0.” Corey Fisher scored eight of his 17 points during a sensational run that helped No. 7 Villanova avoid an upset and win its 11th straight game, 74-66 over Maryland on Saturday. Wayns, who scored 22 points, and Fisher were dynamic in the backcourt and again showed why the Wildcats (16-1) are never out of any game. The Wildcats trailed by 12 midway through the second half and could not make a shot against one of the top defensive teams in the nation. With outside threat and leading scorer Corey Stokes missing baskets early in the half, the Terps capitalized and hit a string of mid-range jumpers that stretched the lead to double-digits and stole the momentum.

Led by Jordan Williams, the Terps (11-6) were 9 minutes from the signature win against a Top 25 team that they’ve been craving and need to feel good about an NCAA tournament bid. Fisher snatched it from them. He hit a pair of 3s during the spurt and sent the crowd at their off-campus NBA home into a frenzy. After opening the second half 4 of 14 from the field, the Wildcats went on a tear. They got baskets from six different players and made six of their first seven shots of the run. The Terps went the other way, unable to get the ball inside to Williams, played sloppy, and lost composure. The Terps went about as cold as a team can get down the stretch — missing eight straight shots over 7:14 before Williams scored to made it 66-61. The Terps closed within three when Wayns, a fast and fearless driver, stayed outside and buried a 3pointer to give the Wildcats some space. Miami 72, BC 71 CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Durand Scott scored 19 points to lead Miami to its first ACC win of the season, beating the Boston College Eagles (13-5, 3-1). Miami (12-5, 1-2) snapped a two-game losing streak after dropping ACC road games at Duke and Clemson. Miami improved to 8-0 at home this season.

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BLACKSBURG, Va. — Malcolm Delaney knows he and felVa. Tech 94 low seniors Jeff Allen W. Forest 65 and Terrell Bell are going to need a lot of help if Virginia Tech is going to make any noise in the ACC this regular season, and even more importantly, make it to the NCAA tournament. The Hokies, after all, have lost four players that were expected to have significant roles for the season, and are relying on guys that used to watch from the end of the bench. But that doesn't mean they can't play, and with Delaney's help, they showed it

Saturday night, taking on the bulk of the scoring duties as the Hokies dominated Wake Forest 94-65. Manny Atkins scored a career-high 16 points, Victor Davila had 14 and Jarell Eddie had 12 in the game, which the Hokies (11-5, 2-2 ACC) dominated throughout. "This game is a great game going into the Maryland game because who knows who may need to step in," Delaney said after taking nine shots and scoring nine points with nine assists. "It was just good to get people in the flow," Delaney said. The Hokies won for the seventh time in eight games, and bounced back after squandering a 16-point lead in a loss

Thursday night at North Carolina. Having success was important to Atkins, who was 5 for 7 from the field. "We all have big roles now," he said. Including Eddie, a freshman who impressed his teammates in the preseason, but had done little to earn playing time until Cadarian Raines and Dorenzo Hudson were lost for the season, joining Allan Chaney and JT Thompson on the sidelines for the rest of the season. Eddie made 3 of 4 shots, including two 3-pointers, and grabbed five rebounds. "It's really big for me just being able to be on the floor," he said. Gary Clark scored 16 points to lead Wake Forest (7-11, 0-3), which lost for the seventh time in its last eight games.


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Open house this week at Salisbury Academy The public is invited to come see how Salisbury Academy’s innovative approach builds a community of active learners. • Whole School Drop In: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Observe classes, meet teachers, ask questions and enjoy a tour of the facility. • Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten Preview Night: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Interact with teachers in sample classroom lessons. Ask questions as you learn about the program. All events will offer a casual, comfortable opportunity to learn about the Academy and its services, including afterschool care and tuition assistance. RSVP to

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Company officials have announced plans to open a Sheetz convenience store in Salisbury, similar to this one in trinity, just off i-85.

Old Concord Road project may change how Rowan County views convenience stores Salisbury Mayor Pro Tem Maggie Blackwell said she likes the cleanliness of Sheetz stores. People who frequent Sheetz say it’s “If I’m traveling without my husdifficult to put a finger on one specifband, I’ll pay a penny or more for gas ic thing that makes the convenience if it’s clean,” she said. “Clean really store stand out. matters to me.” Some say it’s the made-to-order food, Salisbury residents will soon be which can be ordered from a touch able to have a Sheetz experience withscreen outside while pumping gas. out even leaving town. Some say it’s the sleek look and clean Earlier this month, the City Counupkeep. And some say it’s the prices. cil approved a new conditional district Company officials are planning a outlay to allow the 6,100-square-foot new Sheetz in Salisbury at the corner fueling station and car wash. of Old Concord Road and Jake AlexanThe new store will join the other der Boulevard. 27 Sheetz locations in North Carolina “It’s kind of hard to put into words in offering Cheerwine, the cherry-flato people who say ‘what’s the big vored beverage born in Salisbury. deal,’ ” Sarah Hall, executive direc- Cheerwine lovers can get their fix at the new Sheetz when “Within the convenience store intor of the Center for Faith & the Arts, the Salisbury store joins the other 27 Sheetz locations in north dustry, Sheetz is the retailer watched said. “It’s more than a convenience Carolina offering the cherry-flavored beverage. most closely; this partnership is a store, it’s kind of a place of the fumilestone for Cheerwine,” Tom Barture.” bitta, vice president of marketing for During a mother-daughter weekend with Greenville resident Ashley Moye said. “They Cheerwine, said. “Consumers drive out of her daughter, Elisabeth, the pair stopped at have really good deals on gas if you use your their way to find a Sheetz store, and they do every Sheetz along the way to Harrisburg, Sheetz card.” the same to get an ice-cold Cheerwine.” Va. Moye said she usually drops by Sheetz to Blackwell said she believes the arrival of “We proclaimed that it was our Sheetz grab a coffee and order breakfast before Sheetz will be good for the community tour,” Hall said. “We would pull off and go heading to class at East Carolina University. “I’m excited about any new business comwhether we needed anything or not. “I really like ordering on the touch ing to town because unemployment is so ter“We just look for Sheetz ... it’s just like a screens,” she said. “And, they have a lot of rible” she said. family tradition kind of thing.” options to choose form so it’s not just the same Blackwell said her research of the familyHall said her family often orders food and old thing.” owned company shows that they are a “reappreciates the variety available. Teresa Murphy of Trinity said she’s “real- sponsible employer,” providing benefits to “I think for food you order off a screen, it’s ly enjoyed” having a Sheetz close to her home. both full-time and part-time employees and really good food,” she said. “It’s also got “It’s really easy to come in and order for offering college reimbursement. healthy food, it doesn’t just have junk.” yourself,” she said. “They have specials and Sheetz stores employ on average 44 fullDamian Tagalog of Greenville usually you can sign up online and they’ll send you time and part-time employees. prefers to stop at Sheetz when filling up or coupons for discounts and free stuff.” Blackwell also praised the company for grabbing a quick bite to eat. By swiping a My Sheetz Card, available making safety a priority. “The food is a lot better than what you free in the store, Sheetz patrons can save monThe store will not face the road as city code would think you can get from a gas station,” ey on food, speciality coffee, snacks, bakery usually requires so that cashiers can see the he said. items and fountain beverages. gas pumps and car wash. Greenville currently has three Sheetz loMurphy said although the Sheetz in TriniBlackwell said the unique direction of the cations. ty can get hectic at times, the staff is always building will provide employes with the “I really like it because it’s convenient and calm and helpful. See SHEETZ, 3C seems to be cheaper than most gas stations,” “Everybody is really nice,” she said. BY SARAH CAMPBELL

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The North Carolina Coalition for LongTerm Care Enhancement has awarded grants ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 to five Lutheran Services for the Aging nursing homes. The grants will fund ongoing culture change initiatives at each location. According to Mary Ann Johnson, LSA’s director of community and foundation relations, “Culture change refers to changes in the culture or practices of the nursing home, changes that are resident-directed, more home-like, and less hospital-like than nursing homes of old.” At Salisbury’s Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, grant funds will support the creation of a café and bistro, where residents and families can gather in front of the fireplace to enjoy lattes and cappuccinos. Lutheran Home–Hickory, Lutheran Home–Hickory West, and Lutheran Home–Albemarle, will use grants to install resident computer systems that will offer a variety of recreational and educational activities, as well as applications for therapeutic exercise programs. Lutheran Home–Winston-Salem will enhance the bathing experience for residents through the addition of spa-like amenities and specialized staff training. The North Carolina Coalition for LongTerm Care Enhancement seeks to improve the quality of care and life in longterm care settings by providing education and support through culture change initiatives. Enhancement grants are an ongoing project of the coalition. To learn more about the nursing homes, retirement communities, and home and community-based services of Lutheran Services for the Aging, visit

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The compensation for Deere & Co.’s CEO nearly tripled in 2010 as Samuel Allen completed his first full year in the top job at the world’s largest maker of agricultural equipment, but Allen’s $12.3 million compensation remains less than his predecessor received in 2009. Predecessor Robert Lane received compensation worth $14 million in his last year leading the company. Allen, who also serves as chairman of Deere, which is based in Moline, Ill., took over as CEO in August 2009 — two months before Deere’s fiscal year ended. Besides agricultural equipment, Deere makes construction and forestry equipment, such as backhoes, excavators, riding mowers and leaf blowers. Deere more than doubled its profits last year.

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Josh downs loads items in to a vault in preparation for long-term storage at Carolinas Office Relocation Experts, known as CORE, in Clemmons. CORE was founded in June 2010 by the employees of Lentz transfer & Storage Co. after that business closed its doors. Johnny Suggs, left, and James Bailey of Carolinas Office Relocation Experts, known as CORE, took over after the original business closed after operating for 96 years.

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Reynolds American, Wake Forest University and Shelco Inc., now list CORE as a vendor. “We’ve had very positive results from everybody we’ve contacted,” Bailey said. Beverly Anthony, a project manager for CB Richard Ellis, has done business with them for employee moves, primarily for Reynolds American. “I can give them a floor plan and say, ‘This is what we’re going to do,’ “ Anthony said. “I can step out of the way and come back and know it’s done.”

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WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — When the owners of Lentz Transfer & Storage Co. announced in January 2010 that the company was closing after 96 years in business, employees had to figure out their next move. Johnny Suggs had been a 26-year veteran with the moving and storage company, and James Bailey had worked there for 18 years. Both men were in management when the company closed its doors on March 31. “We were a bit shellshocked,” Bailey said. The co-workers went over their options, looking for ways to survive in a tough economy. They could try to get a job with the competition or go into a different field. “Moving is kind of a niche industry,” Bailey said. “It’s a specialized industry. Pretty much as adults, that’s all we’ve done our entire lives.” Bailey and Suggs chose to make the best of a challenging situation, took a risk and formed their own full-service moving and transportation company in June. They have commercial and residential customers. Carolinas Office Relocation Experts, known as CORE, now leases space in the former Lentz Transfer & Storage Co. headquarters on Clementine Drive in the Hampton Industrial Park in Clemmons. Lentz is not completely gone. Lentz Property Management LLC still operates warehouses in Hampton Industrial Park. Eddie Lentz, the majority owner of Lentz Property Management and the former Lentz Transfer & Storage, said that his moving and storage division was a victim of an economic downturn. He said that the division did 4,000 moves and had 105 employees in 2007. It handled

800 moves in 2009 and had about 29 employees when the business closed. “It got to the point where there was nobody building any new houses or hiring any new employees or transferring employees,” Eddie Lentz said. Business is much better in the moving and storage industry in the United States today than it was in 2007 and 2008, which were rough years, said John Bisney, a spokesman for the American Moving & Storage Association in Alexandria, Va. He said that the association’s members were initially affected by the country’s mortgage crisis that started about late 2006 and accelerated in 2007. Fewer people were buying homes, which meant that fewer people were in need of movers. Based on numbers from 12 major interstate carriers, there were 479,868 shipments in 2009, compared with 534,399 in 2008 and 583,243 in 2007, according to the association. “We leveled off in 2009 and started to come back in 2010,” Bisney said. “That really reflects the overall trends of the economy. We are an industry that is very much tied to the fates of the housing market.” He said that opening a company in the industry at this time could work. “I think there is clearly a pent-up demand for moving services,” he said. “The question you’d have to ask yourself is, ‘How long can you hang in there until that breaks loose?’ ” Today, CORE has 25 employees, all previously from Lentz Transfer & Storage. Bailey said that the startup company faced a few challenges, including trying to get back in touch with former Lentz customers. But he said that many of the core customers they had through Lentz, including

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Make-it-yourself home decorating series next week CHARLOTTE — Beginning Jan. 24, the Custom Home Furnishings Academy will open its doors to the public for a week to share the tips and tricks of the trade. Attendees are asked to bring their creative energy, a notebook and a camera, and join the world of custom home decorating. Topics include: • Decorative pillows • Upholstered headboards • Window treatments • Roman shades Special guest, Ramona Halloway (from FM107.9 The Link) will participate in the Wednesday night Window Treatment class. Classes are $45 each or attendees can purchase a full week for $150. Contact Peggy Brewer at 704-333-4636 or e-mail to register.

Workshop on VA benefits offered in Concord on Feb. 8 CONCORD — According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, about a quarter of the nation’s population — approximately 70 million people — are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans. The VA Aid and Attendance Pension benefit offers eligible veterans or their surviving spouses a monthly pension ranging from $1,056 to $1,949 per month tax-free. Horizon Bay Assisted Living, formerly Eden Gardens, is hosting a free workshop about VA benefits on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at 1501 Zion Church Road East, Concord. Call 704-782-1100 to register.

CHARLOTTE — Harris Teeter partnered with Engaged Recycling in April 2010 to reward customers for promoting a sustainable future through an online program that makes it easy to safely recycle electronics. There are two ways for customers to parSubmit information about new businesses, ticipate in Engaged Recycling and earn mon- honors and management promotions to ey: donate individual items for recycling or Please include start a recycling fundraising program at a a daytime phone number.

Rowan Neurology is currently conducting a research study of an investigational medication to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease and low blood pressure upon standing and after standing also known as Orthostatic Hypotension. Symptoms may include DIZZINESS, LIGHT HEADEDNESS, FEELING FAINT, or FAINTING upon standing or after standing. Participants should be 18 years or older, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and suffer from symptoms resulting from low blood pressure upon standing or after standing. Do these symptoms severely limit you or a loved-one’s daily activities? Be a part of our efforts to investigate a medication that may help people with Orthostatic Hypotension get back on their feet. Those who qualify for this clinical research study may receive: -Study-related materials and procedures at no cost -Compensation for participation and travel. For More Information about this study, call Rowan Neurology at (704) 637-3145.


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NEW YORK (AP) — After weeks in limbo, about 4 million of Time Warner Cable’s customers will no longer have to worry about losing one of their network TV stations. Just hours before a midnight deadline, the company announced Saturday it has reached a deal in principle with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. over the fees it pays to carry Sinclair broadcast signals, including those from local affiliates of Fox, ABC and CBS. Time Warner said it expects to complete a final deal within seven days. Without a deal, Time Warner would have had to drop Sinclair’s stations from its channel lineups, though subscribers might not have

noticed the difference. Time Warner says it would have replaced signals from Sinclair with feeds from nearby stations in other cities. Viewers would still have seen football games and shows such as “Glee” and “Desperate Housewives.” But the local news would have come from an out-of-town station. Time Warner declined to comment further on the negotiations.

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NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors is expanding an earlier recall of some 2011 model-year trucks and SUVs to fix a problem that could cause the vehicles’ rear axles to lock. The recall, originally announced in December, now covers 26,751 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC trucks and SUVs. The models affected are: Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Cadillac EXT,

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To Martin Drug Company patients, friends and family: In August 2010, Martin Drug Company was purchased by Moose Pharmacy. Rick and I realize that this is a significant step for our pharmacy and represents a transition that will benefit our patients, our community and our employees. Martin Drug Company has served the Kannapolis area as best as possible since its creation in the mid-1930’s. In return, many neighbors, friends, and patients have given their support to the pharmacy. Rick and I began our partnership at Martin Drug Company in 1971. Our relationship strengthened the pharmacy and the business grew with the community. We have sought to create a special blend of combining a small, independent community pharmacy with the professional care and efficiency found in a large pharmacy. Through these past 40 years at Martin Drug, we have developed tremendous personal and professional pride. It is thanks to all of your support that we have continued to serve you and we are deeply grateful. When Moose Pharmacy entered into an agreement to purchase Martin Drug, we were confident that the values and pride of the pharmacy would continue. In fact, Moose Pharmacy’s reputation dates back to 1882. The Moose family has always been highly respected members within the pharmacy community and within the local communities that they serve. Moose Pharmacy has assured us that the Martin Drug reputation for patient care and personal service will continue as a cornerstone of the business in the future. We are very proud to be a part of the Moose Pharmacy family. Rick has decided to retire and enjoy some much-deserved time off; Bob, Jennifer, and many familiar faces will remain and continue to serve our current patients and warmly welcome new patients. We are excited about growing with the Moose family and are pleased to have James Bowman. He graduated from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2004 with a doctor of pharmacy degree and is going to help lead our efforts in the future. If you have not had a chance to meet James, please let us introduce you to him the next time you visit. By the way, you’ll see some exciting new services added to the pharmacy. For example, we have broadened our free delivery service. We will be offering special consultations that you’ll find informative, professional, and could even help you save some money on your medications. Other services will include immunizations, extra compounding options, and expanded durable medical equipment (DME) billing. Additionally, we’ll now accept most insurance plans, including all Medicare Part D plans and Medicaid, and we will offer our generic drug price match program. Please join us in welcoming Moose Pharmacy into our neighborhood. It is with special pride that we can say that the quality, professionalism, care and support you’ve come to expect from Martin Drug will continue as we transition to the new Moose Pharmacy of Kannapolis. James Bowman

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Industrial Maintenance Tech. needed for local manufacturing plant. Strong electrical background req. Servo, DC Drive, & PLC experience a plus. Permanent position w/excellent benefits package. Resume w/references req. Send resume to Box 404 c/o Salisbury Post, PO Box 4639, Salisbury NC 28145 Healthcare

F/T Weekend Supervisor Responsible, organized, energetic & patient- oriented RN needed to oversee & monitor resident care & service for 100 bed facility on weekends. Competitive pay & excellent benefits. Apply at: Autumn Care of Salisbury 1505 Bringle Ferry Road EOE Healthcare

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Clerical/Administrative Office Administrator needed. Position responsible for phone coverage, maintaining database, creating weekly bulletins, managing events calender and light bookkeeping. Candidates must be detail oriented, highly organized, have creative flair and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Proficiency in Quickbooks, MS Word and MS Publisher is necessary as is a healthy sense of humor. Send resumes to Administrative Support Professional, 131 W. Council Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

CATAWBA COLLEGE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER The basic function is to insure the safety of all persons and property on the Catawba College campus. Responsibilities include: understand and follow all campus security, safety, and emergency procedures; maintain familiarity and a positive working relationship with all members of the campus community; maintain a positive working relationship with all emergency services to include fire, police and rescue; review, understand and pass along information pertinent to department daily operations via the daily shift log and shift change briefings; respond to all calls for service, assistance, emergencies, escort requests and responsible for locking and unlocking of buildings in a timely manner; monitors all campus parking areas and enforces traffic and parking regulations as needed. Position requires a high school diploma or GED Certificate. Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver's license. Prefer work related experience in security, campus security or law enforcement. Must be able to work 12-hour shift schedule and to report to campus within 45 minutes of driving in the event of an emergency situation. Submit completed application for employment and resume by mail to: Larry Farmer, Human Resouces Officer, Catawba College, 2300 West Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C. 28144; by email to: or by fax to: (704) 637-4289


Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant needed for longterm temporary assignment. Preferred candidates will have experience in donor database software. Knowledge of other database software will be considered. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs required. Must have work experience in all aspects of administrative clerical support, and possess excellent work habits. Attention to detail and the ability to proofread and correct errors are vital. Business hours are 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Position requires 32-40 hours a week. Email resume to or fax to 704-637-1302.


PEAK TIME-TELLER BANK OF THE CAROLINAS Bank of the Carolinas has an immediate opening for a peak-time teller (19 hr/wk) in our Landis Branch. Interested candidates should have prior cash handling experience.

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All candidates must specify the position applied for to be considered. Bank of the Carolinas secures consumer credit reports, criminal record checks, and drug screening. EOE/AAP. Interested candidates who meet the above requirements may complete an application at any BOTC office or send resumes to: Jennie Jaworski, HR Dir. Bank of the Carolinas PO Box 347 Advance NC 27006 Fax: 336-940-4410

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RN Unit Managers The Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks is seeking compassionate, dedicated RNs licensed in NC with a positive attitude and a true desire to serve the elderly in a Christian environment to function as Unit Managers. Leadership/ Management abilities, excellent communication, assessment and organizational skills are required. LTC and supervisory experience necessary. Responsibilities include coordination, development and managing long term care and rehab units in accordance with federal and state regulations as well as company policies and procedures. Please send resume to: Director of Nursing, Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, PO Box 1310, 820 Klumac Rd., Salisbury, NC 28144 EOE

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Bingham Smith Lumber Co. !!!NOW AVAILABLE!!! Metal Roofing Many colors. Custom lengths, trim, accessories, & trusses. Call 980-234-8093 Patrick Smith

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093. Carpet. Approx. 110 yds carpet. 2 years old. Beige color. Nice. $200. Call 704-637-3251 For sale: 10 x 10 ez-up shelter with roll case. $240 firm. If interested call 704-857-2945 China Grove. Home made Wood Stove $100 704-637-3251

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Private Caregiver with 15 yrs exp seeking PartTime job in Salisbury area. References provided. Call 336-239-1275 Mrs. Snider.

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STEEL, Channel, Angle, Flat Bars, Pipe Orders Cut to Length. Mobile Home Truss- $6 ea.; Vinyl floor covering- $4.89 yd.; Carpet- $5.75 yd.; Masonite Siding 4x8- $14; 12”x16' lap siding at $6.95 ea. School Desks - $7.50 ea. RECYCLING, Top prices paid for Aluminum cans, Copper, Brass, Radiators, Aluminum. Davis Enterprises Inc. 7585 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-9821 Stop Smoking Cigarettes No Patches, No Gum, No Pills With Hypnosis It's Easy! Also Weight Control. 704-933-1982

Tables, $15; digital exercise bike, $25; Rowing machine, $25, quilt rack, $15 Gold Hill, 704-279-9138

Trim 'em up! Oster dog grooming shears model 6560 series A. Older but in very good condition. Can email a picture. $10.00 Call 704-636 -8734

Want to Buy Merchandise All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123

CASH PAID for junk cars. $200 & up. Please call Tim at 980234-6649 for more info. Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291. Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

Fulton Heights

Free Stuff

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FOUND Jack mix. Russell/Beagle Depot Street, Rockwell About year old. Friendly. dog. Crate Inside included. 704-213-7108. Found Rottweiler & 2 puppies, all female. On Cauble Rd. about 1 week ago. Very friendly. Please call 704-637-5145 LM.

Lost Dog. Chocolate Lab w/orange collar & rabies tag. 1 yr old, 70 lbs. Old Beatty Ford Rd Area. Walks with a limp. Please call 704-209-1363

Over 2 Acres

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Bank Foreclosures & Distress Sales. These homes need work! For a FREE list:

East Salisbury. 4BR, 2½BA. Lease option purchase.1,800 sq. ft. +/-. Call 704-638-0108

Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200

Classifeds 704-797-4220

Motivated Seller 3 BR, 2 BA, Attached carport, Rocking Chair front porch, nice yard. R50846 $119,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

Well 3 BR, 2 BA, established neighborhood. All brick home with large deck. Large 2 car garage. R50188 $163,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394


A Must See

3 BR, 2 BA in Hunters Pointe. Above ground pool, garage, huge area that could easily be finished upstairs. R51150A. $179,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

3 BR, 2.5 BA, wonderful home on over 2 acres, horses allowed, partially fenced back yard, storage building. $164,900 R51465 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Homes for Sale

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

New Home

Rowan Memorial Park in the Veteran Field of Honor Section, two spaces. $1,000 ea. 336-284-2656

Homes for Sale

Forest Creek. 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath. New home priced at only $98,900. R48764 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

High Rock waterfront, beautiful, gently sloping, wooded in Waters Edge subdivision. Approx. 275' deep, 100' waterline. Excellent HOA. For Sale By Owner. $248,000. Appraisal available. Call 704-609-5650


Rent With Option!


Over 2 Acres


2 BR, 1 BA, hardwood floors, detached carport, handicap ramp. $99,900 R47208 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Salisbury - Newly remodeled 3 BR, 2 BA on corner lot in large Meadowbrook. New plumbing, water heater, roof & stainless steel appliances, heat pump, new kitchen w/granite tops & more. $3500 down + $599/mo. on approved credit. 704-239-1292

North of China Grove, 225 Lane. 3BR/2BA, Lois Double garage and deck on a quiet dead end street. Country setting. No water bills. No city tax. Possible owner financing. Will work with slow credit. $950/mo + dep. Please call 704-857-8406

Homes for Sale

Kannapolis. 608 J Avenue, 3BR/2BA. Totally remodeled, stainless steel appliances & granite. Rent to own! Owner will help obtain financing. $79,900. Call Scott for information. Lifetime opportunity! 704-880-0764

There is a NEW group of people EVERY day, looking for a DEAL in the classifieds.

Homes for Sale

China Grove. New carpet, Fresh Paint, replacement windows. Large rooms, 10'x16' Master walk in closet and bath. Double detached garage, double attached carport, plus 20'3x 12'6 detached wood outbuilding. Address is eligible for USDA loan $97,500 #51717 Jim 704-223-0459

Beautiful year round creek, 3.06 acres. Buy now, build later, $47,900 owner fin. 704-563-8216

Lots for Sale

Land for Sale

********************** Front St. 3.37 acres, almost completed 50' x100' bldg. $44K. 704-636-1477

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner

Homes for Sale

Olde Fields Subdivision. ½ acre to over 2 acre lots available starting at B&R Realty $36,000. 704.633.2394 Southwestern Rowan Co.

Land for Sale

1 Hr to/from Charlotte, NC near Cleveland & Woodleaf & 3 Interstates: I-40, I-77, I-85. Restricted, no mobile or mod. Very rural, mostly wooded. Good hunting, deer, small game. Frontage on Hobson Rd., 2nd gravel driveway beside 2075 Hobson Rd mailbox. GPS zip code 27013. Safe distance from cities. Need sale this year. No reasonable offer refused. Owner phone: 336-766-6779, or Email to: See photos and directions:

3 BR, 2.5 BA, wonderful home on over 2 acres, horses allowed, partially fenced back yard, storage building. $164,900 R51465 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

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Homes for Sale



Monument & Cemetery Lots

Manufactured Home Dealers

Barnhardt Meadows. Quality home sites in country setting, restricted, pool and pool House complete. Use your builder or let us build for you. Lots start at $24,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394 Western Rowan County

Knox Farm Subdivision. Beautiful lots available now starting at $19,900. B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Manufactured Home Dealers

Sale or Lease



Awesome Location

1409 South Martin Luther King Jr Ave., 2 BR, 1 BA, fixer upper. Owner financing or cash discount. $750 Down $411/month. 1-803-403-9555

Alexander Place

3BR, 2BA. Wonderful location, new hardwoods in master BR and living room. Lovely kitchen with new stainless appliances. Deck, private back yard. R51492 $124,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

Salisbury. 925 Agner Rd. Below tax and appraisal value at $399,000. 3 BR/2BA brick home w/sunroom and 2 car garage sits in the middle of this beautiful property. Open and wooded pasture areas w/barn. 704-603-8244 or 704-209-1405

Faith. 1145 Long Creek. 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2 Bonus Rooms. Master on main, Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Storage everywhere. $199,900 or lease for $1,500/mo. Kerry, Key Real Estate 704-8570539 or 704-433-7372. Directions: Faith Rd to L on Rainey. R into Shady Creek.

Modular Homes Display Sale! Inventory Discount. $15,000 off. Call 704-463-1516 for Dan Fine. Select Homes, Inc.


Convenient Location China Grove, 2 new homes under construction ... buy now and pick your own colors. Priced at only $114,900 and comes with a stove and dishwasher. B&R Realty 704-633-2394 BUYER BEWARE The Salisbury Post Classified Advertising staff monitors all ad submissions for honesty and integrity. However, some fraudulent ads are not detectable. Please protect yourself by checking the validity of any offer before you invest money in a business opportunity, job offer or purchase.

Business Opportunities

Free Stuff


Homes for Sale

Lost 11/10 in Spencer, male, neutered, short hair black cat, yellow eyes, 2 years old. 704-638-5646

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J.Y. Monk Real Estate School-Get licensed fast, Charlotte/Concord courses. $399 tuition fee. Free Brochure. 800-849-0932

Homes for Sale

Lost & Found

E. Spencer

A COKE/M&M vending routes! 100% Finc. Do you earn $2K/wk? Loc's in Salis. 800-367-2106 x 6020



Free small dog weighs around 4lbs needs older children. Cell phone 980-521-2168 leave message email Free Spinet Piano with Bench- Needs some Repairs. Call 704-2797385 before 9:00 PM

Homes for Sale

Cats Very nice 2 BR 2.5 BA condo overlooking golf course and pool! Great views, freshly decorated, screened in porch at rear. T51378. $103,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628 Salisbury

Great Location

Brand new & ready for you, this home offers 3BR, 2BA, hardwoods, ceramic, stainless appliances, deck. R51547. $99,900. Call Monica today! 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

Cat, black/white Tuxedo Cat, 1 yr. female. Needs a loving home. Very lonely and very affectionate. Shy at first. Free. Call Jenn 704-762-9099


East Rowan

Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA in a great location, walk-in closets, cathedral ceiling, great room, double attached garage, large lot, back-up generator. A must see. R51757. $249,900. B&R Realty, 704-202-6041

3 BR, 2 BA. Well cared for, kitchen with granite, eat at bar, dining area, large living room, mature trees, garden spot, 2 car garage plus storage bldgs. $149,500. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

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AKC French Bulldog, AKC, Male Adult. Cream color. 4 years young. Champion Bloodlines all the way back to his 5th Gen! UTD on all shots. $700 cash OBO. Call 704-603-8257. Free dog. Mini 19 lb. multicolored Poodle. Neutered. Black racing stripe nose to tail. Handsome & friendly. 12 yo. Exc. health. Loves to run. Owner going to nursing home. 704-647-9795

Motivated Seller Cocker Spaniel puppies. Black and white, 1 female, 2 males. Full blooded, no papers. Shots, wormed, tails docked. 8 weeks old. $200. Please Call 704239-3854



Found dog. Ellis Park area. January 14. Gray. Call to identify. 704-2137270

Free puppy. Black female 7 mo. 20 lbs.Knows tricks. UTD on shots. Good w/kids, not other pets. 704-639-1722

Free dogs. Great house dogs. White German Shepherd, female, 8 mos old; female Pit Bull; Mini Rat Terrier (great stud dog). 704-209-1202

Giving away kittens or puppies?


3 BR, 2 BA, newer kitchen, large dining room, split bedrooms, nice porches, huge detached garage, concrete drives. R51548 $89,500. Monica Poole 704-245-4628 B&R Realty


Free dogs. Molly, the Mommy Squirrel Dog & Max her sweet male puppy need promise of fenced back yard & warmth. Free for loving home 704-224-3481



Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Free to good home. Pure bred Cockerpoo. Black/white, female fixed. 2 years old. Call 704640-0636

Hide While You Seek! Our ‘blind boxes’ protect your privacy. Free puppies. Labrador Retrievers, born November 15. Two females. Call 704-279-1058

Yorki-Poos Puppies. Boxers, full blooded, born Nov. 28, 1st shots, tails docked, parents on site. 4 females & 2 males are left. $250 each. 704-6366461 after 5pm

Puppies. 6 week old Yorkie-Shons. 3 brown males with little white and black markings and 1 black female with little white marking. Tails docked, dewormed and first shots. Call William Petersheim at 330-2313816 or 330-231-7136

Rockwell, NC. High quality, home raised puppies, registered. Call 704-2249692. Check the website for pricing and information. Puppies. Yorkshire Terriers AKC tea cup size, baby doll face, born Dec. 4, 2010, 1st shot, dewormed, tail docked, dew claws removed, vet checked. 704-223-0742 or 704-279-5349

Other Pets HHHHHHHHH Check Out Our January Special! Dentals 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. Call 704-636-3408 for appt.

Supplies and Services Puppies. Sheltie AKC registered, Beautiful sable and white! Ready January 25. $400. Parents on site. 336-8537424 or 336-250-1970

TOY POODLE CKC Brown female, 6 weeks old, health guaranteed Cash only $500. 704-798-0450

Adopt a Puppy or Kitten for $80 adoption fee. Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227

6C • SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011 Manufactured Home Sales $500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850

1st Time Home Buyer Government loans available. Call Now! 704-528-7960 rd

3 Creek Ch. Rd. 3BR, 2BA. DW. .71 acre. 1,700 sq. ft. FP, LR, den. $540 about. Fin. avail. 704-489-1158 American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997

Real Estate Services B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721 Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867 KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539 Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL


Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850 Single Section TradeIns needed. Top Dollar Paid. Please call 704-528-7960

Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071 William R. Kennedy Realty 428 E. Fisher Street 704-638-0673

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1BR/1BA duplex fully furnished. TV, BR suite, LR furniture, refrig., washer / dryer, Sect. 8 approved. Heat, air, electricity & water incl'd. $750/mo + $500 dep. 704-636-1850 2 BR, 1 BA, close to Salisbury High. Rent $425, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020

Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091

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Lakewood Apartment Homes

Convenience store business for sale with large game room/mini bar. Includes all stock, security system, ice maker, coolers, etc. $20,000. Will consider trade for mobile home & 704-857-0625 land. Downtown Salis, 2300 sf office space, remodeled, off street pking. 633-7300

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2BR, 1BA Duplex Central heat/air, appliances, laundry room, yardwork incl. Fenced backyard, storage building. $600/mo. plus $600 deposit 704-633-2219

Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370 Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808

Quiet & Convenient, 2 bedroom town house, 1½ baths. All Electric, Central heat/air, no pets, pool. $550/mo. Includes water & basic cable.

1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $415-$435. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-754-1480

CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently in Salisbury. located Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay Equal 1-800-735-2962 Housing Opportunity.

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$2500 down in cash or certified funds for each property. 5% premium on each sale. All sales subject to sellers approval.

Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes & apartments. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

407 S. Carolina Ave. 1 BR, 1 BA, very spacious, washer & dryer hookup, gas heat, water included. 704-340-8032 Eaman Park Apts. 2BR, 1BA. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896 East Schools. Efficiency & 3BR. Refrigerator and stove. Central air and heat. Please call 704-638-0108.

Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593


Available for rent – Homes and Apartments Salisbury/Rockwell Eddie Hampton 704-640-7575 China Grove. 3BR/1½ BA, nice neighborhood, paved driveway, central H/A, storage bldg/workshop. Lease & dep. $650/mo. 704-213-0723

3BR, 2BA home at Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for info. E. Rowan, 3BR/2BA, deck, all electric, no pets. $750/mo + $750 dep. Sect. 8 OK. Credit check. 704-293-0168.

Salisbury. Free Rent, Free Water, New All Elec. Heat/air, on bus route. $495. 704-239-0691

Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no smoking, no pets. $650/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428

Spencer. 2BR/1½ BA, appls w/ W/D hook up, security lights, no pets, Sect. 8 OK. 704-279-3990

Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

Condos and Townhomes

High Rock Lake home! 3 BR, 2½BA. Open concept living to enjoy beautiful lake views. Private master suite. Plus addt'l living space in basement. Large deck and dockable pier. 1 year lease. $1300/month. Convenient to I-85. Call 336-798-6157 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650



Lake Front

Senior Discount

Water, Sewage & Garbage included

704-637-5588 WITH 12 MONTH LEASE

2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147

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Long Ferry Rd. 2BR, 1½BA. Newly renovated w/privacy fence. $650/mo + deposit. 704-202-1913

Spencer, 908 2nd St., 3 BR, 2 BA, all electric, close to schools. $700/mo. 919-271-8887

N. Church St. 2BR/1BA home. Stove & refrigerator, All electric. fireplace. $450/mo. 704-633-6035

Spencer. 3BRs & 2BAs. Remodeled. Great area! Owner financing available. 704-202-2696

Old Concord Rd., 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $550/rent + $500/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Office and Commercial Rental

Salis., 2 BR, 1 BA $550; 3 BR, 1.5 BA $800, E. Spen. 2 BR, 1 BA $425 Carolina-Piedmont Properties 704-248-2520

Prince Charles Renovated Condos, Large Floor Plans, 1250-4300 sq.ft. Safe inside entrances. Walking distance to Downtown Salisbury. Special Financing Terms. Call: 704-202-6676

Lake front house on High Rock Lake. 2 BR, 1 BA. Rent Avail. Feb. 1st. from Oct. to Mar. $600/ mo. Rent from Apr. to Sept. $700/mo. Contact Dwayne at 704-213-3667

1st Month Free Rent!

Salis., 3BR/1BA Duplex. Elec., appls, hookups. By Headstart. $500 & ½ MO FREE! No pets. 704-636-3307

Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879

Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802

450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

Body Shop


3 BR, 2 BA, West Schools. Quiet, private location in nice subdivision. 3 miles to mall. Central heat/air, appliances, dishwasher, wired storage building, concrete drive. $800 plus deposit. 704-279-0476 Salisbury 4BR/2BA, brick ranch, basement, 2,000 SF, garage, nice area. $1,195/mo. 704-630-0695

Concord area, across from hospital. Body shop/detail shop. Great location. Frame rack, paint booth, turn key ready. 704-622-0889

Salisbury City, Near Rowan Regional Medical Center. 4BR /2½BA, 2 car garage, fenced-in yard, many ugrades. $1,400 per month, $1,000 deposit, one year minimum. Credit check & references required. 704-232-0823

Salisbury, near Lowe's. 2BR, 1BA. Large fenced yard. Full basement. Hardwoods. Pets welcome. $600/ mo. + deposit. 704-754-2108

Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury/Spencer area 2-6 BR houses. Cent. heat & AC. $550- $850/ month. Jim 704-202-9697

Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636

Manufactured Home for Rent Between Salis. & China Grove. 2BR. No pets. Appl. & trash pickup incl. $475/ mo + dep. 704-855-7720 Bringle Ferry Rd., 1½ mile from High Rock Lake. 2BR, 2BA. Appl., water, sewage & trash. No pets. $475/mo. + deposit. 704-633-4696 Camp Rd, 2BR, 1BA. Appls, water, sewer, trash incl. Pet OK. $475/mo. + $475 dep. 704-279-7463 Carson H.S. Area–2 BR, 1 BA. $400/mo. 3 BR, 2 BA, $485/mo. + dep. NO PETS! 704-239-2833

East area. Completely remodeled 1BR. Perfect for one or two people. Trash & lawn service. $360/mo. + deposit. 704-640-2667

Office Building with 3 office suites; small office in office complex avail.; 5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011


East Rowan. 2BR. trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255 Ellis Park. 3BR/2BA. Appls., water, sewer, incl'd. $525/mo. + $525 deposit. Pet OK. 704-279-7463 Faith 2BR/2BA, private lot, appliances included, $490/mo + dep. No pets. 704-279-3518 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876 Hurley School Rd. 2 BR, 2 BA. Nice yard, subdivision. Central air/ heat. $460/mo. + dep. 704-640-5750

Prime Location, 1800+ sq.ft. (will consider subdividing) 5 private offices, built in reception desk. Large open space with dividers, 2 bathrooms and breakroom. Ample parking 464 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704 223 2803 Salisbury

Office Space

Salisbury N. Fulton St., 2BR/1BA Duplex, limit 3, no pets, $525/month + deposit. 704-855-2100

Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100

Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636

Granite Quarry - Start the New Year Right! Only two units left! Move in by 1/31/11 and pay no rent until 4/1/11. Comm. Metal Bldg. perfect for hobbyist or contractor. Call for details 704-232-3333

Great Convenient Location!

Salisbury, 1314 Lincolnton Rd., 2 BR, 1 BA brick house. Hardwood floors throughout, close to Jake Alexander Blvd. Wallace Realty 704-636-2021

Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831

East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991


303-B W. Council St. Impressive entry foyer w/mahoghany staircase. Downstairs: L/R, country kit. w/FP. Laundry room, ½BA. Upstairs: 2BR, jacuzzi BA. Uniquely historic, but modern. 704-691-4459

Office and Commercial Rental

China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100

Numerous Commercial and office rentals to suit your needs. Ranging from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Call Victor Wallace at Wallace Realty, 704-636-2021

Salisbury-2 BR, 1 BA, brick, off Jake Alex., Remodeled, central heat/ air, $550/mo. 704-640-5750

2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $555

Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue

Houses for Rent

Don't Pay Rent!

E. Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA, wheelchair access. Includes stove, refrigerator. Section 8 ok, vets ok. 704-639-0155

Condos and Townhomes

A PA R T M E N T S We Offer

3 Homes. 2-East district, 1Carson district. 3 BR, 2 BA. $800-$1050. Lease, dep. & ref. req. 704.798.7233

511 Walton Road. Nice 2 bedroom apartment. Central heat & air, water furnished. $450/mo. + $450 deposit. References required. Nice landlord. Call 704-636-2486. or 336-752-2246

STONWYCK VILLIAGE IN GRANITE QUARRY Nice 2BR, energy efficient apt., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, water & sewer furnished, central heat/ac, vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer connection. $495 to $550 /Mo, $400 deposit. 1 year lease, no pets. 704-279-3808

Houses for Rent

3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $625/rent + $600/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Salisbury City, 2BR/1BA, very spacious, $1,000 s.f., cent air/heat, $450/mo + dep. 704-640-54750

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Lovely Duplex

Call Classifieds to place your yard sale ad... 704-797-4220

Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096


Granite Quarry. 2BR, 1BA duplex. Stove & refrigerator furnished. $435/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-279-3406

Near Va. 2BR, 1BA. $550/mo. Includes water. Security, application. 704-239-4883 Broker

2 to 5 BR. HUD Section 8. Nice homes, nice st areas. Call us 1 . 704-630-0695

Salisbury City. 2BR, all electric, off S. Main St. $375/mo. 704-202-5879

Franklin St. 2 BR, 1 BA. Newly refurbished inside. Rent $495, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446


2 BR, 1 BA

Duplex for Rent

Heights Fleming Apartments 55 & older 704-636-5655 Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm. Call for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962

Local Homes include:

817 South Church St Salisbury 804 4th Street Spencer

Colony Garden Apartments

Faith, 2 BR, 1 BA duplex. Has refrigerator & stove. No pets. $450/rent + $400/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals

Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Want a 2BR, 2BA in a quiet setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-202-1319

2BR and 1-1/2 BA Town Homes $575/mo. College Students Welcome! Near Salisbury VA Hospital 704-762-0795 Houses for Rent Apartments

“A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385

Eastwind Apartments Low Rent Available For Elderly & Disabled. Rent Based on Social Security Income *Spacious 1 BR *Located on bus line *Washer/Dryer Hookups Call Fisher Realty at: 704-636-7485 for more information.


Condos and Townhomes

Clean, well maintained, 2 BR Duplex. Central heat/air, all electric. Section 8 welcome. 704-202-5790



Condos and Townhomes

China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112

AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020

2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

50 Lakewood Dr. Salisbury, NC 28147

China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605

Colonial Village Apts.

Airport Rd. area. 118-A Overbrook Rd. ½ rent for December. 2 story apt. $535/mo. Very nice. Daytime 704-637-0775

Allen Tate Realtors

Getting first shot at qualified prospects is the fastest path to good results!


Harrison Rd. near Food Lion. 3BR, 2BA. 1 ac. 1,800 sq. ft., big BR, retreat, huge deck. $580/mo. Financing avail. 704-489-1158



We have office suites available in the Executive Center. First Month Free with No Deposit! With all utilities from $150 and up. Lots of amenities. Call Karen Rufty at B & R Realty 704-202-6041

Landis. 3BR, 2 full BA. Laminate hardwood, fireplace, Jacuzzi tub. Incl. water, sewer & trash. $575 + dep. 704-202-3790 Linwood 2BR/1BA, S/W private lot, $425/mo + deposit required, no pets. Call 704-633-9712 Rockwell. 2BR, 2BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463 Rockwell. Nice 2BR from $460/mo + dep, incls water, sewer, & trash pick up. No pets. 704-640-6347 Salis 3990 Statesville Blvd., Lot 12, 3BR/2BA, $439/mo. + dep. FOR SALE OR RENT! 704-640-3222 West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

Salisbury. 12,000 sq ft corner building at Jake Alexander and Industrial Blvd. Ideal for retail office space, church, etc. Heat and air. Please call 704279-8377 with inquiries.


Salisbury. Six individual new central offices, heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance. Conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, and nice, large reception area. Perfect location near the Court House and County Building. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appointment only. 704-636-1850

West 13th St., in well established, nice neighborhood, totally furnished, internet, microwave, range, refrigerator, washer & dryer, all utitilies included. Single person only. No pets. $110/wk. + small deposit. 336-927-1738

Rooms for Rent

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011 FOR FREE BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Please Fax, hand deliver or fill out form online 18 WORDS MAX. Number of free greetings per person may be limited, combined or excluded, contingent on space available. Please limit your birthday greetings to 4 per Birthday.


A 2”x3” greeting with photo is only $20, and includes 4 copies of the Post

Fax: 704-630-0157 In Person: 131 W. Innes Street Online:

Happy Birthday Andrina B. Love you much, Chris, Chloe, Corbin & Mamaw B.

(under Website Forms, bottom right column)

MawMaws Kozy Kitchen

Happy 9th Birthday Zach. We love you very much. Love, Mama and Daddy


2 Hot Dogs, Fries & Drink ..............$4.99

Every Night Kids Under 12 eat for 99¢ with 2 paying Adults

Happy Birthday to the bestest brother in the world, Zach. I love you very much. Your sister, Allie



Happy Birthday Carlton E. Wishing you many more. Your Southern City Meal Site Friends S48851

ARE YOU IN THE CELEBRATING BUSINESS? If so, then make ad space work for you! Call Classifieds at 704-797-4220 for more information!!!


HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11AM-8PM Wednesday 11AM-3PM • Closed on Sundays

THE HONEYBAKED HAM CO. & CAFE 413 E. Innes St., Salisbury of Salisbury 704-633-1110 • Fax 704-633-1510





Must present ad. Not valid w/any other offer. Exp. 2/12/11

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10-7; Sat 10-6; Sun 11-2





5550 Hwy 601 • Salisbury, NC 28147 • 704-647-9807 S48510

Birthday? ... Hours of daily personal attention and doggie fun at our safe 20 acre facility. Professional homestyle boarding, training, and play days with a certified handler/trainer who loves dogs as much as you do.

We want to be your flower shop!

Salisbury Flower Shop

4.99 S45263

Fax: 704-630-0157



1628 West Innes St. Salisbury, NC • 704-633-5310



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MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100


BMW, 2005 325i Midnight Black on tan leather 2.5 V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, sunroof, dual seat warmers, all power, duel power seats, RUNS & DRIVES NICELY!! 704-603-4255

ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 6 pm.

Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan, 2008. Imperial Blue Metallic exterior w/titanium interior. Stock #P7562B. $12,359. 1-800-542-9758

Chevrolet, 2006, Impala. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Buick LaCrosse CXS Sedan, 2005. Black onyx exterior w/gray interior. Stock #F11096A. $10,959. 1-800-542-9758 Dodge Neon SXT, 2005. Automatic, power package, excellent gas saver. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Chevrolet Aveo LS Sedan, 2008. Summer yellow exterior w/neutral interior. Stock #F11069A. $9,959. 1-800-542-9758

Dodge, 2005, Magnum SE. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock!

Ford Focus SE Sedan, Stock #P7597. 2009. Brilliant silver exterior with medium stone interior. $10,559. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Focus SES Sedan, 2006. Liquid gray clearcoat metallic exterior w/dark flint interior. Stock #F10444A. $8,259. 1-800-542-9758

Hyundai Accent GLS Sedan, 2009. Stock # P7572. Nordic white exterior with gray interior. $10,559. 1-800-542-9758

Hyundai, 2006, Sonata GLS/LX. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock!

Ford Focus ZX3 Base 2004. Silver Metallic w/gray interior, est. 33 mpg, automatic transmission. 704-603-4255

Want to sell quickly? Try a border around your ad for $5!

Financing Available!

HONDA, 2003, ACCORD EX. $500-800 down, will help finance. Credit, No Problem! Private party sale. Call 704-838-1538

Scion xA Base Hatchback, 2006. Silver streak mica exterior w/ dark charcoal interior. Stock # F10460A. $11,759. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Mustang, 2000. Atlantic blue metallic exterior with gray cloth interior. 5 speed, 1 owner, extra clean. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Ford, 2006 Fusion SE. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.


Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE, 2005. Automatic, moonroof, power options. Excellent condition. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Buick Skylark 1991, automatic, clean, V-6, well equipped, only 71K miles. $2,000. 704-636-4905 Dealer 17302

Want to attract attention? ★★★★

Get Bigger Type!

The more you tell, the surer you’ll sell.

CASH FOR YOUR CAR! want your We vehicle! 1999 to 2011 under 150,000 miles. Please call for 704-216-2663 your cash offer.

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Collector Cars

Collector Cars

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Rentals & Leasing

Rentals & Leasing

Weekly Special Only $17,995 Jaguar S-Type, 2005. Black w/black leather interior, 6 sp. auto trans, 4.2L V8 engine, AM/FM/CD Changer, Premium Sound. Call Steve today! 704-6034255

Saturn Aura XR, 2008, Silver with Grey cloth interior 3.6 V6 auto trans, all opts, onstar, power am,fm,cd, rear audio, steering wheel controls, duel power and heated seats, nonsmoker LIKE NEW!!!! 704-603-4255

Kia Amante 2005. Leather, sunroof, heated seats, extra clean. Must See!! Call Steve at 704-603-4255 Saturn ION 2 Sedan, 2006. Stock # F10530A. Cypress Green exterior with tan interior. $6,959 Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

Ford, Focus SE 2000. Hunter green. Four door. Very clean. New tires, new CD player. Automatic. $5,000. Call 704-798-4375

Toyota Corolla CE Sedan, 1997. Cashmere beige metallic exterior w/oak interior. Stock #F10541A2. $6,759. 1-800-542-9758.

We are in need of inventory and will pay top dollar for your vehicle. Cash on the spot with title in hand. We can also refinance your current auto loan and lower your payment. Please call 1-800-542-9758

Infinity G35 Coupe, 2005, 5 speed automatic, all leather options, navigation, sunroof. Must see! Call Steve 704-603-4255

Chevrolet Aveo LT Sedan, 2009. Stock # P7600. Cosmic Silver exterior w/charcoal interior. $9,859. 1-800-542-9758.

Dodge, 2007, Caliber. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Mercedes S320, 1999 Black on Grey leather interior, 3.2, V6, auto trans, LOADED, all power ops, low miles, SUNROOF, chrome rims good tires, extra clean MUST SEE! 704-6034255

Nissan, 2004, Maxima. 100% Guaranteed Credit Over 150+ Approval! Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Chevrolet Malibu LS Sedan, 2005. White exterior w/neutral interior. Stock #F11109A. $8,459. 1-800-542-9758.


Kia Spectra EX Sedan, 2009. Champagne gold exterior w/beige interior. Stock #P7568. $9,359. 1-800-542-9758

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2005. Bright Silver Metallic exterior with black cloth interior. 6-speed, hard top, 29K miles. Won't Last! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Suburu Impreza 2.5i Sedan, 2009. Spark Silver Metallic exterior w/carbon black interior. #T10726A. Stock $16,559. 1-800-542-9758

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

No. 60888 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Ruth Walters Campbell, Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, Salisbury, NC 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 29th day of March, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 16th day of December, 2010. Cleveland E. Campbell, Jr., Executor of the estate of Ruth Walters Campbell, File #10E1261, 204 Sycamore St., Salisbury, NC 28146

Check out our Employment Section of the Salisbury Post Classifieds in today’s paper. PAGE 4C

No. 60887 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Geraldine G. Hagerty, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 30th day of March, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 21st day of December, 2010. Kelly Strickland, Co-Executor of the estate of Geraldine G. Hagerty, 5211 Irish Potato Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083, Paul P. Hagerty, Co-Executor of the Estate of Geraldine G. Hagerty, 350 Peach Orchard Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 John T. Hudson, Attorney at Law, Doran, Shelby, Pethel & Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

704-797-4220 C47547



Store Community Thrift and gently Large selection of new entire family, used clothing for the s, new jewelery and household items, book . inexpensive gif t items


There’s a better way.

To advertise in this directory call

bury • 704-636-6500 120 Statesville Blvd, Sari lis 10-5 • Sat 10-4 Hours: Mon-F receipt Donations with tax

Realtors and newspaper classifieds are the first sources people turn to when they’re looking for real estate information.

In fact, more than half of home buyers say they don’t just read classified real estate ads; they actually act on them.*

So doesn’t it just make sense to sell your home through a Realtor who advertises in the pages of the Salisbury Post? With one quick call, your Realtor can tell thousands of buyers all the special things about your home.

So, highlight your home in the medium that gets homebuyers moving. Open doors with the Salisbury Post.

And the Salisbury Post reaches them when they’re actually looking for a house to buy – not just when they happen to pass by a particular telephone pole.


3-bedro on. Space. located om, 2 bath twValue. south si on the soug o-story large fe de of the cit ht-after garage. nced in backyay. Plus, $96,000 rd and


Eric Nort -797-422 hman • Nors Re0 alty

P.O. Box 1621 Concord, North Carolina 28026 Ph: 704-239-2074


Jack’s Furniture & Piano Restoration

Plus, the Salisbury Post proves itself every day. It works.

Complete Piano Restoration


& 131 West Innes Street, Salisbury


*Sources MORI study conducted for the Newspaper Association of America

We buy, sell, and move pianos We offer Steinway, Baldwin, Mason & Hamlin, & more Showroom located at 2143 C&E Statesville Blvd.

704.637.3367 • 704.754.2287


8C • SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011 Autos

Service & Parts


CLASSIFIED Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Ford Explorer XLT SUV, 2007. Red fire metallic clearcoat exterior w/black/stone interior. Stock# F10127A. $17,459. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Ranger Extended Cab, 2010. Dark shadow gray metallic exterior w/medium dark flint. Stock #F10496A. $17,559. 1-800-542-9758.

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans



$69.95 Faith Rd. 704-213-1005

Chevrolet, 2006, Equinox LT. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Jeep, 2003, Wrangler Sahara. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! 150+ Vehicles in Stock!

Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV, 2006. Millennium silver metallic exterior w/ash interior. Stock #T11108A. $16,459. 1-800-542-9758

Transportation Dealerships CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321 Volvo V70, 2.4 T, 2001. Ash Gold Metallic exterior with tan interior. 5 speed auto trans. w/ winter mode. 704-603-4255


Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LS Crew Cab, 2007. Gold mist metallic exterior w/dark titanium interior. Stock #T11201A. $22,959. 1-800-542-9758

Chevy Suburban 2006 Dark Blue metallic w/tan leather interior, 4 speed auto trans, am, fm, cd premium sound. Third row seating, navigation, sunroof, DVD. 704-603-4255

Ford F-150 XL Extended Cab, 2003. Oxford white clearcoat exterior w/ medium graphite interior. Stock #F10512A 1-800-542-9758

Ford, 2005, Excursion, Eddie Bauer edition. 70,000 miles. V-10. Automatic. Loaded. DVD player. CD player. Adjustable pedals. Front & rear air. 3rd row seat. Very clean. $14,500. 704-637-7327

Jeep, 2007, Compass Sport. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock!

Tim Marburger Dodge 287 Concord Pkwy N. Concord, NC 28027 704-792-9700

Transportation Financing

Chevrolet Trailblazer LS SUV, 2006. Silverstone metallic exterior w/light gray interior. Stock #T10295A. $11,959. Call 1-800-542-9758 now

Troutman Motor Co. Highway 29 South, Concord, NC 704-782-3105

Transportation Financing Bad Credit? No Credit? No Problem! Tim Marburger Dodge 877-792-9700

Chevrolet, 1981, truck. ½ ton, 4 wheel drive. 4 speed. 6 cylinder. Needs engine repair. Call 704279-5765 or 704-2024281

Dodge, 2004 Dakota. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer SUV, 2006. Black clearcoat exterior w/medium parchment interior. Stock #F11093A. $17,759. 1-800-542-9758

Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab, 2010. Sterling gray metallic exterior w/medium stone/ stone interior. Stock #P7604. $25,359. 1-800542-9758

Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 4 Door Crew Cab, 2006. Dark shadow gray clearcoat exterior w/medium flint interior. #F10422A. Stock $18,959. 1-800-542-9758

Honda Element LX SUV, 2008. Tango Red Pearl exterior w/Titanium/Black interior. Stock #T10724A. $15,159. 1-800-542-9758

Suzuki XL7 Luxury SUV 2007. Stock #F10395A. Majestic silver exterior with gray interior. $15,959 1-800-542-9758


Chevrolet, 2005, Colorado 100% Guaranteed Credit Over 150+ Approval! Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

’10 Chrysler T/C Touring Van

Honda Pilot 2005. Red Pearl with tan leather interior, automatic, 3rd row seating, 4x4, sunroof. 704-603-4255

Toyota 4 Runner, 1997 Limited Forest Green on Tan Leather interior V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, tape, SUNROOF, alloy rims, good tires, CHEAP TRANSPORTATION!!!! 704-603-4255

Buick, 2006, Rendezvous. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock!

Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mons. Rachel Corl, Auctioneer. 704-279-3596 KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392 R. Giles Moss Auction & Real Estate-NCAL #2036. Full Service Auction Company. Estates ** Real Estate Had your home listed a long time? Try selling at auction. 704-782-5625

Rowan Auction Co. Professional Auction Services: Salis., NC 704-633-0809 Kip Jennings NCAL 6340.

Caregiving Services Christian Lady will care for Elderly. 20 years experience. Please Call| 704-202-6345

Carpet and Flooring “Allbrite Carpet Cleaning” Eric Fincher. Reasonable rate. 20+ years experience. 704-720-0897

Carport and Garages


To place an ad call the Classified Department at 704-797-4220

’08 Dodge Caliber SRT 4 $


’08 Dodge Charger SXT $




’08 Dodge Magnum SXT $


’07 Dodge Dakota Club Cab



Moving and Storage

Roofing and Guttering

Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219

HMC Handyman Services. Any job around the house. Please call 704-239-4883

Lyerly's ATV & Mower Repair Free estimates. All types of repairs Pickup/delivery avail. 704-642-2787

TH Jones Mini-Max Storage 116 Balfour Street Granite Quarry Please 704-279-3808

ALL home repairs. 704857-2282. Please call! I need the work. Roofing, siding, decks, windows.

Brisson - HandyMan Home Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Insured. 704-798-8199

Junk Removal

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Painting and Decorating

Browning ConstructionStructural repair, flooring installations, additions, decks, garages. 704-637-1578 LGC

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ We Buy Any Type of Scrap Metal At the Best Prices...

Earl's Lawn Care

Bowen Painting Interior and Exterior Painting 704-630-6976.



Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.

Drywall Services OLYMPIC DRYWALL New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial

704-279-2600 Since 1955

Want to get results? ####

See stars

“We can remove bankruptcies, judgments, liens, and bad loans from your credit file forever!” The Federal Trade Commission says companies that promise to scrub your credit report of accurate negative information for a fee are lying. Under federal law, accurate negative information can be reported for up to seven years, and some bankruptcies for up to ten years. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.

Grading & Hauling Beaver Grading Quality work, reasonable rates. Free Estimates 704-6364592


Heating and Air Conditioning

Free Estimates Bud Shuler & Sons Fence Co. 225 W Kerr St 704-633-6620 or 704-638-2000 Price Leader since 1963

Piedmont AC & Heating Electrical Services Lowest prices in town!! 704-213-4022

Child Care and Nursery Schools AFFORDABLE!

Toyota 4Runner SR5 SUV, 2008. Salsa red pearl exterior w/stone interior. Stock #T11212A. $26,359. 1-800-542-9758


Lawn Equipment Repair Services

Home Daycare has openings 1st shift. Birth to 4 years. 704-636-3180


’10 Dodge Caliber SXT

Home Improvement


We Build Garages, 24x24 = $12,500. All sizes built! ~ 704-633-5033 ~

Premier, V6, Loaded


Home Improvement


Lippard Garage Doors Installations, repairs, electric openers. 704636-7603 / 704-798-7603

’10 Mercury Milan

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SUV, 2010. Brilliant black crystal pearlcoat exterior w/dark slate gray interior. Stock # F10541A1. $25,559. 1-800-542-9758

4x4, Quad Cab


Financial Services


Carport and Garages


’05 Dodge Ram

Cleaning Services

Reliable Fence All Your Fencing Needs, Reasonable Rates, 21 years experience. (704)640-0223

Home Improvement A HANDYMAN & MOORE Kitchen & Bath remodeling Quality Home Improvements Carpentry, Plumbing, Electric Clark Moore 704-213-4471

Garages, new homes, remodeling, roofing, siding, back hoe, loader 704-6369569 Maddry Const Lic G.C. Hometown Lawn Care & Handyman Service. Mowing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs ~inside & out. Comm, res. Insured. Free estimates. “No job too small” 704-433-7514 Larry Sheets, owner

Kitchens, Baths, Sunrooms, Remodel, Additions, Wood & Composite Decks, Garages, Vinyl Rails, Windows, Siding. & Roofing. ~ 704-633-5033 ~

Charla, Barbara and Kristin will help you with your classified ads.


3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

Guaranteed! F

FREE Estimates

We will come to you! F David, 704-314-7846

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

287 Concord Parkway, N, Concord


Cathy's Painting Service Interior & exterior, new & repaints. 704-279-5335

GAYLOR'S LAWNCARE For ALL your lawn care needs! *FREE ESTIMATES* 704-639-9925/ 704-640-0542

Buying Vehicles, Junk or Not, with or without titles. Any/ All. 704-239-6356

~ 704-633-5033 ~ Outdoors By Overcash Mowing, shrub trimming & leaf blowing. 704-630-0120

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Tree Service Graham's Tree Service Free estimates, reasonable rates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 704-633-9304

• The Floor Doctor Complete crawlspace work, Wood floor leveling, jacks installed, rotten wood replaced due to water or termites, brick/block/tile work, foundations, etc. 704-933-3494

Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting service, under home repairs, foundation and masonry repairs, light tractor work and property maintenence. 36 Years Exp. We accept Visa/MC. 704-633-3584 Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner

Junk Removal

Manufactured Home Services

CASH FOR JUNK CARS And batteries. Call 704-279-7480 or 704-798-2930

Mobile Home Supplies~ City Consignment Company New & Used Furniture. Please Call 704636-2004

WILL BUY OLD CARS With keys, title or proof of ownership, $200 and up. (Salisbury area only) R.C.'s Garage & Salvage 704-636-8130 704-267-4163

Call us and Get Results!

SEAMLESS GUTTER Licensed Contractor C.M. Walton Construction, 704-202-8181

Guttering, leaf guard, metal & shingle roofs. Ask about tax credits.

Stoner Painting Contractor

Professional Services Unlimited Perry's Overhead Doors Sales, Service & Installation, Residential / Commercial. Wesley Perry 704-279-7325

’08 Ford Escape


Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, 2003. Automatic, 4x4, CD, heated seats, sunroof. Must See! Call 704-603-4255


WOW! Clean Again! New Year's Special Lowest Prices in Town, Senior Citizens Discount, Residential/Commercial References available upon request. For more info. call 704-762-1402

Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT, 2004. Oxford White with gray cloth. 5 speed auto. trans. w/OD 704-603-4255




Ford, 2003, Explorer. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Heritage Auction Co. Glenn M.Hester NC#4453 Salisbury (704)636-9277

Starting At


Chevrolet, 2005, Tahoe. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Cleaning Services


Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT SUV, 2007. Red fire clearcoat exterior w/camel interior. Stock #F10543A. $19,959. 1-800-542-9758

’08 Dodge Charger

Ford Explorer XLT SUV, 2004. Black clearcoat exterior w/midnight gray exterior. Stock #F10521B. $11,459. 1-800-542-9758

Auction Thursday 12pm 429 N. Lee St. Salisbury Antiques, Collectibles, Used Furniture 704-213-4101 Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!


Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Authorized EZGO Dealer. 30 years selling, servicing GOLF CARS Golf Car Batteries 6 volt, 8 volt. Golf car utility sales. US 52, 5 miles of Salisbury. south Beside East Rowan HS & Old Stone Winery. Look for EZGO sign. 704-245-3660

We Do Taxes!!


We are the area's largest selection of quality preowned autos. Financing avail. to suit a variety of needs. Carfax avail. No Gimmicks – We take pride in giving excellent service to all our customers.

Service & Parts

FIND IT SELL IT RENT IT in the Classifieds

Tim Marburger Honda 1309 N First St. (Hwy 52) Albemarle NC 704-983-4107

Volvo, 2006 S60 2.5T Onyx black with cream leather interior, sunroof, cd player, all power, alloy wheels, super nice! 704-603-4255

Toyota RAV4 Base SUV, 2007. Classic silver metallic exterior w/ash interior. Stock #T11153A. $16,259. 1-800-542-9758

Toyota, 2002 Sienna XLE LOADED! Grey leather seats, 3.0 V6 back with auto trans, tape, cd changer, all pwr. Dual heated seats, sunroof low price what more could you ask for! 704-603-4255


Toyota, 2005 Camry, LE/XLE/SE. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Buick Rainier CXL Plus SUV, 2004. Olympic white exterior w/light cashmere interior. Stock # T11111C. $11,459. 1-800-542-9758

Miscellaneous Services

BSMR Sewing Machine Repair Household sewing machines, new and older models and parts.

704-797-6840 704-797-6839

• 25 years exp. • Int./Ext. painting • Pressure washing • Staining • References • Insured 704-239-7553

Pools and Supplies Bost Pools – Call me about your swimming pool. Installation, service, liner & replacement. (704) 637-1617

John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763. Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731 MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.


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Publicist claims payola affects Golden Globes CBS stands by Sheen ing out of spite. “Michael Russell and Stephen Locascio have brought this lawsuit in the hope that the Hollywood Foreign Press will take the problems seriously and change their practices so that their awards will have credibility,” he said. Although the show is a precursor to the Academy Awards, it has long been criticized for some of its nominations, which are perceived as a way to gain favor with top actors. This year’s show has been no different, with criticism of acting nominations for Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie for “The Tourist,” a critical and commercial flop. Still, the show has been known to boost the Oscar chances of some contenders and to be more unpredictable than other award shows. Preparations were progressing Friday for today’s show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, as crews laid out the red carpet, stages were built, and media personnel were shown where they Celebrities arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2009. could set up cameras. Like many of the actors and actresses the show spotlights, the Golden In 2008, the show was reduced to a Globes has had its share of scandal. press conference when actors refused In the late 1960s, the Federal Com- to cross picket lines during the height munications Commission questioned the of a Hollywood writers strike. authenticity of the voting process, and Since 1996, the ceremony has been the show was knocked off the air for sev- broadcast by NBC, which Russell said eral years. The FCC cited the network was due in part to his work rebuilding for careless oversight in failing to ver- the association’s credibility. According ify the credentials of the voters and the to the lawsuit, the network has paid $12 secrecy of the results. million a year for the broadcast rights Russell’s lawsuit notes another con- in a deal that expires after Sunday’s troversy that cast the Globes into rela- show. The lawsuit claims a renewed litive obscurity for more than a decade. cense fee could jump to $26 million a In the early 1980s, the awards show year. lost its broadcast deal with CBS after its The foreign press association curmembers were accused of receiving fa- rently has 90 members from six contivors in exchange for giving actress Pia nents, far less than the roughly 6,000 Zadora a newcomer award. voters who select Oscar winners.

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The top entertainment executive at CBS said Friday the network is concerned about Charlie Sheen’s off-camera behavior but it hasn’t affected his work as the star of television’s most popular comedy. “We have a high level of concern,” said Nina Tassler, CBS entertainment president. “How can we not?” The actor’s messy personal life has included a wild night that left a New York hotel room in shambles and sent Sheen to a hospital, and a guilty plea last summer to assaulting his wife in Aspen, Colo. Sheen filled gossip pages again by spending last weekend partying in Las Vegas. Tassler said she has given a great deal of thought to Sheen on a “human level,” but the situation can’t be viewed simplistically. The actor does his job reliably well on “Two and a Half Men,” she said. A reporter suggested a per-

son in a different line of work would be fired for involvement in similar incidents. “What do you get fired for? Going to work and doing your job?” Tassler asked. Sheen’s Monday night program has increased its audience by 2 percent over SHEEN last season, the Nielsen Co. said. He signed a new twoyear contract at the end of last season that makes him one of the highest-paid actors on prime-time television. CBS respects the way Warner Bros. Television, the producer of “Two and a Half Men” and Sheen’s actual employer, has been handling the situation, Tassler said. “This show is a hit,” she said. “That’s all we have to say.”

FX drama ‘Rescue Me’ to end in Sept. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The FX firefighters’ drama “Rescue Me” will end its seven-year run less than a week before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. FX President John Landgraf said Saturday that the Sept. 6 finale date was chosen intentionally. The series, with Denis Leary as the star and co-creator, is a story about New York firefighters dealing with the grief of losing friends and relatives in the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former publicist for the organization that runs the Golden Globes sued the group on the eve of its glitzy awards show, claiming it engages in payola schemes for nominations and awards. Michael Russell sued the Hollywood Foreign Press Association late Thursday, just three days before NBC airs the annual gathering of Hollywood royalty that has been bumped twice from the airwaves over the years due to scandal. The lawsuit claims many association members “abuse their positions and engage in unethical and potentially unlawful deals and arrangements which amount to a ‘payola’ scheme” that could be illegal and jeopardize the group’s taxexempt status. The court filing, however, does not list any specific examples in which a studio or producer has paid for a Golden Globes nomination or award. A statement from Ken Sunshine, whose company currently handles the show’s public relations, said the allegations were without merit. “This is no more than the case of a disgruntled former consulting firm, whose contract was not renewed, attempting to take advantage once again of the Globe’s international stage for their own gain,” the statement reads. Russell’s lawsuit seeks $2 million and alleges breach of contract, defamation and fraud over the association’s firing of Russell and his partner after the awards show last year. The complaint states the pair were dismissed after a dispute with association President Philip Berk over a charity and advertising campaign with Chrysler. The pair frequently tried to raise the issue of ethical and potentially unlawful activity to Berk, the complaint states, but the claims were ignored. The suit also alleges the association sells prime spots on the show’s red carpet to lesser-known media outlets. Timothy McGonigle, an attorney representing Russell and partner Stephen Locascio, rejected claims they were act-


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US automakers doing their best to impress the coming weeks. “Three or four years ago, I figured GM — the name — was gone,” he said. Tim Holton, a utility inspector from Detroit, said any rebound is due to car companies finally paying attention to car buyers. “They are actually listening to us instead of their boards of directors,” Holton, 37, said. “We could care less about their quarters. We care about getting my kids to soccer games and how many times I have to fill up the gas tank.” With gas prices again on the rise, Holton sized up a 2011 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. He wants something with good mileage but with enough room for his three young children. In about six months, Ron Tate expects to buy. He looked at the Chevy Malibu, but spent a lot to time in the Toyota exhibit. “I want something very dependable ... that will keep running for a couple hundred thousand miles,” he said.

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Mark Frederickson, center, and his twin sons, adian, left, and owen, right, both 3, check out a 2011 chevy corvette Gs convertible at the opening day of the North american international auto show on saturday.

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GM’s corner appeared to be drawing the biggest crowds Saturday afternoon, with dozens of people circling the company’s sport utility vehicles and sportier models. But the latest models from Ford and Chrysler also garnered interest. Fedewa was among those ogling the new Chevy Volt, an electric car with a base sticker price of $40,280. In December, GM sold between 250 and 350 of the cars, which the company said can travel about 40 miles on battery power before needing a charge but come with a backup gas engine to extend that range to 375 miles. GM predicts it will sell 10,000 in 2011, and between 35,000 and 45,000 in 2012. “It just stands out from the rest of all the smaller cars,” said Fedewa, of Burton, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit. “I like the style of the tail

lights. The design looks so sleek.” McCoy, who works for GM, vowed not to stray from the GM family, but said the ultraluxurious Maybach at the Mercedes-Benz exhibit might make her reconsider. A small army of amateur paparazzi wielding digital cameras and cell phones surrounded the long, sleek luxury car. A disc jockey kicked out music near GM’s new Sonic

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subcompact — aimed at younger drivers — including one in a dazzling orange. Ford displayed its Mustang GT CS in “grabbier blue” and a striking “yellow blaze” Mustang. It all made for a better show than in past years, said David Gilhula, a field engineer for a natural gas company. “There are more vehicles and displays — some of the high-end cars like Ferrari and Maserati,” said Gilhula, of Kitchener, Ontario. Gilhula, 61, said he owns a Cadillac DTS and is impressed by GM’s progress. The Detroit automaker filed for bankruptcy in 2009, but made $4.2 billion in the first three quarters of last year and is expected to post a fourth-quarter profit in

Total is 40 percent increase over 2009 numbers RALEIGH (AP) — Preliminary figures show there were 48 fatal workplace accidents in North Carolina in 2010. The North Carolina Department of Labor count released Friday shows that fatalities were up about 40 percent over 2009. Officials did not pinpoint any reasons for the increase but said they will redouble efforts to prevent deadly accidents from happening. Many of the accidents were caused by falls or objects striking a person. Mecklenburg County had the most fatalities, with seven. Four of the Mecklenburg fatalities came from workers falling from roofs. Beaufort, Burke, Cleveland, Gaston, Guilford, Nash, Pitt and Rowan counties recorded two fatalities each.

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DETROIT (AP) — Sharp designs with pizazz, power and elegance helped pull in crowds during the public opening Saturday of the North American International Auto Show, with U.S. automakers doing their best to impress consumers looking for signs of the industry’s recovery. Thousands of people from around the world filed from exhibit to exhibit inside the sprawling Cobo Center in Detroit. They perused the newest models from General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler, as well as top competition from Europe and Asia. “The last two years, people would come and look. But now, they are sitting in the vehicles and asking questions,” said 43-year-old Sherry Fedewa, a manager in an auto parts company. “People can actually afford to buy something.” New car and truck sales came in last year at 11.6 million, up 11 percent from 2009. December sales rose to 1.14 million, an 11 percent leap from a year earlier. The annual auto show often gives consumers and car enthusiasts their first close look at the new vehicles, engine upgrades and gadgets coming off the assembly line each year. Amid renewed optimism in the American auto industry, organizers expect higher attendance than last year’s 714,000 visitors — and auto companies worked to convince them that the industry and region were recovering. Beneath massive video screens, under banks of bright lights and parked on plush carpeting or tiles of various colors were vehicles of all kinds, from ultra-small SMART cars to ultra-large sport utility vehicles. The mix included minivans, striking subcompacts and top-of-theline luxury vehicles. “We love the auto show. It’s nostalgia,” said Alissa McCoy, who drove about 80 miles from her home in Lansing. “It’s what you do when you’re from Michigan.”


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WEATHER UNDERGROUND’S NATIONAL WEATHER The wettest weather in the country on Sunday will be due to a Pacific storm that will continue plowing through the Northwest and Intermountain West. This storm will actually carry unseasonably warm temperatures into the higher elevations, melting the snowpack and prompting flooding concerns due to the excess of water flowing into the region\'s rivers and streams. Flood Watches are in effect for much of Washington, northern Idaho, and northern Oregon due to this flooding concern. The seasonally warm temperatures will translate to substantial rain for the area, with the heaviest rain falling along the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. Meanwhile, a wet low pressure system will move into the Southern Plains, renewing wet weather for Texas and Louisiana. Areas in eastern Texas may experience around an inch of rain from this storm. Snow showers will eventually wind down in the Northeast as Saturday\'s storm moves eastward. A high pressure will then take over, providing dry but chilly temperatures for the eastern third of the country. The Northeast will rise into the 20s and 30s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. The Northern Plains will rise into the 0s and 10s, while the Northwest will see temperatures in the 40s, 50s, and some 60s.

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Unfinished dream Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision of a fairer, more just nation Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from remarks by Dr. Reginald Broadnax of Hood Theological Seminary, who spoke Friday at a Salisbury VA Medical Center program on Dr. Martin Luther King. The theme of the program was “The Unfinished Dream.” You can read the full text of his remarks at


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independ-


Corner They knew, and they still did it! This is an excerpt from “Military Mom,” a community blog by Shelia Shue Sammons about the day-to-day issues of being a military family. Her son is currently serving in the Navy. ave you ever been having a conversation with someone in public and felt that you were being watched and listened to? That situation always sort of gives me the “weird feeling”. A while back while having lunch with a friend out of town, I got that feeling. We were just catching up on what was going on in our lives and enjoying the visit. I was beginning to get that feeling. There was a lady at a table behind us, and facing me, she had stopped reading her book and sat there just listening and staring. My friend’s sister had served in the Navy, and several others in her family had served in various branches of the military. We were discussing that it is easier for families to SAMMONS communicate with their loved one who is serving, thanks to cell phones and the Internet; however, it is still hard to go weeks and months without hearing from them. It’s hard on families not knowing where they are, as so many times they simply cannot tell us what they are doing and where they will be going. We were not speaking loudly, and were certainly using our “indoor voices,” yet I could tell this neighboring diner of ours was taking in each word we said. As I watched this lady counting out her money and gathering her items, my first thought was thank goodness, she is leaving. Well that happy thought only lasted about 30 seconds, as I realized she was looking dead at us and coming to stand at our table. For a brief moment my thought was perhaps she knows my friend. Well, that thought left my mind as quickly as it entered when she began to speak. Her words were, “They knew what they were getting into when they enlisted, they made a choice. Many of them are in the service because they could not get into a college or could not afford a trade school.” So many thoughts ran through my head, I knew I could not say to this stranger what I wanted to say, and maintain any of my dignity. It was a moment of pure shock. However, before I could begin to offer a response, I looked at my friend. Trust me when I tell you it was not her finest moment! He mouth was moving, with only stuttering remarks coming out, her eyes were shooting fire while smoke poured from her ears. Well not really, but you do know what I mean. My friend was shuffling her feet around preparing to get up. I have seen this lady in action, she is a total lamb, soft spoken, always calm and collected and one of the most loving ladies you could ever hope to meet, and I am so fortunate to have her in my life, but you just don’t mess with her family. I think we are all like that. I reached over and put my hand on my friend’s arm, looked her in the eye and said, “You know she’s right.” Well, she is right; each and every one of them knew what they were signing when they enlisted. I smiled and looked at this stranger, who was still standing there. I said, “Ma’am, you are right. They knew.” My friend is now on her feet, eye to eye with our lunch visitor and quietly says these words to her: “They knew what they were signing up for, they knew they would work long hard hours for little pay, they knew they would not be in contact with their families, their wives, their children, moms and dads, sometimes for months on end. They knew at times they would go days without a shower, or a hot meal. They knew that they might have to carry the lifeless body of a friend off the battlefield. They KNEW! They knew when they enlisted and signed on the dotted line they were signing a blank check to the United States for WE the PEOPLE, up to the amount of their VERY lives! Yes, ma’am, they knew. And ma’am, what blows my mind is … THEY STILL DID IT!” The lady just looked at my friend and me, and I am thinking some people just don’t get it! My friend who is now back to her normal composed self, smiles and says ... “So, as you go to bed tonight, don’t worry, and sleep well knowing THEY have your back!” The lady walked off, didn’t utter a word. My friend and I sat there just looking at one another, then at the same time we giggled, shook our heads and said, “Bless her heart.” I was so sorry to hear of Dixie Carter’s death a few months ago, but I know that Julia Sugarbaker lives on in my friend!


oday, I’m going to discuss the “I Have A Dream speech,” but from the perspective of the dream, not of one speech; the full dream of Dr. King’s life. And to simplify Dr. King’s life for the short time that I have today, I want to talk about Dr. King’s dream of equality, and his dream for nonviolence. Now, the place to begin to understand BROADNAX Dr. King’s dream is not the “I Have A Dream” speech, but instead the words of a radical left-wing revolutionary who penned these words:

Now I’m being somewhat facetious when I refer to one of our “founding fathers,” Mr. Jefferson in particular, as a “radical left-wing revolutionary;” but to the British that’s exactly what he was. He sought, through violent revolution, to overthrow the authority and rule of the king. Yet, he made a statement that we believe still rings true today: that all persons are created equal. However, these words are the ultimate contradiction within both American life and history. When Mr. Jefferson penned these words, he held as property human beings who were not even considered as human, let alone as equal within this society. And the whole history of this country has been a struggle with this contradiction: that a country founded upon the proposition that all human beings are created equal and yet, within that same society, a whole group of people are enslaved, subjugated, segregated, and disenfranchised from the full life and prosperity of the society. In short, they do not have the freedom to pursue life, liberty, nor happiness. As Dr. King said: Ever since the Founding Fathers of our nation dreamed this noble dream, America has been something of a schizophrenic personality, tragically divided against herself. On the one hand we have proudly professed the principles of democracy, and on the other hand we have sadly practiced the very antithesis of those principles. Indeed slavery and segregation have been strange paradoxes in a nation founded on the principle that all men are created equal. It is this contradiction – this “schizophrenic personality,” which frames Dr. King’s dream. With respect to the subject of racial equality, I won’t say much here, except that what we forget is that Dr. King began his most famous speech by saying:



Yolanda King, 2, left, with her mother Arndrea King, looks up at a portrait of her grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in the state Capitol in Georgia following a ceremony honoring King’s birthday. Arndrea King is the wife of Martin Luther King III. ence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was the promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note in so far as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check; a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. This demand for freedom and the security of justice, which was the promise of all who lived within this society, did not come easy to African Americans in this country, but we have at least made a partial payment on that promissory note. In the past 40-plus years, we have come far enough to realize that Dr. King was right and that we as a society needed to end the injustice of segregation and racial discrimination. But what we haven’t realized as a society is that for true racial justice, we need more than just access to public accommodations, lunch counters and public drinking fountains. True racial equality will be achieved when not just African Americans, but Native Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and all persons of non-caucasian descent are able to share equally

in the bounty that is America. What is missed in the distortion of Dr. King’s dream is the growth and expansion of the dream itself. Dr. King began by dreaming of the full equality of African Americans in this country, but by the end of his life, that equality extended to poor whites in Appalachia and Hispanics in the southwest. It extended from European immigrants in the Northeast to Asian immigrants in the Northwest. It extended from Native Americans on the Great Plains to factory workers in the Midwest. Because Dr. King believed in the promise of this country that all are created equal, he believed that all should share in the prosperity of the country. As he questioned in 1967, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” For Dr. King, the promise of America wasn’t just that all persons were created equal, but that by being citizens of this country, all persons would be able to share equally in the prosperity and bounty of this country. And the very fact that some had, and that most had not; and that the gulf between the have’s and the havenot’s was growing greater, was for Dr. King a sign of injustice within the society. In this, Dr. King grew weary of his own dream and in 1967, before a Senate select committee he said: “The attainment of security and equality for Negroes has not yet become a serious and irrevocable national purpose. I doubt that there was ever a sincere and unshakable commitment to this end.” The reason Dr. King began to doubt America’s commitment to racial equality is because America failed to seriously live

up to its creed that all persons are created equally. Dr. King looked at a society of have’s and have-nots and questioned America’s commitment to equality. Few seem to remember why he was in Memphis in April of 1968. He was there on behalf of garbage workers who were on strike because the city of Memphis refused to pay the workers an extra 40 cents an hour, for a total of $2.10 an hour. Far beyond a minimum wage, in 1967 and 1968 Dr. King advocated for a living wage. King believed that every American should be guaranteed a living wage which would afford them decent housing, the ability to feed and clothe their family, and to give their children a decent education. And when he left Memphis he was on his way to Washington because the 1st Amendment gave citizens the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. And Dr. King was in the middle of assembling poor people from across the country to assemble in Washington to petition their government when an assassin’s bullet felled him in Memphis. Dr. King died trying to extend the promise of equality to the least of those in America. The second aspect of Dr. King’s dream is that of nonviolence. The act of nonviolence was most visibly displayed probably in Birmingham in 1963; when, in the face of Bull Connor’s fire hoses and police dogs, Dr. King and his protesters remained nonviolent in spite of the violence perpetrated against them. But this call for nonviolence extended beyond just civil rights protests

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Dreams and reality artin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech echoes this week as the country observes the holiday held in his honor. But King was not strictly a dreamer. He was an astute observer of human behavior who knew it would take more than the passage of time to right the wrongs of segregationist America — wrongs codified into law in the Jim Crow era and ingrained in attitudes long after the laws changed. “More and more I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will,” King wrote from jail in Birmingham, Ala. And the people of good will were hardly without blame. King continued: “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men willing to be co-workers with God, and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation.” Change does not come easily. “Tradition” can lend dignity to actions and attitudes that should have been left in the past. . What can we do today, though, to keep human progress running forward? What would it take to bring full equality in the workplace, for example? How can we convince a child that he has the right and opportunity to be whatever he wants when what he sees day in and day out seems to prove otherwise? Yes, Barack Obama is president. But what about family members and neighbors — what opportunities have they had? “We must use time creatively,” King wrote, “in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right. Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.” The policies and laws changed. But dignity is not fully realized. Yet.


Exam chaos One of the best arguments for allowing N.C. public school systems more calendar flexibility revolves around high school. Starting the school year on Aug. 25 forces exams and end-of-course tests into January, the most likely month for snow to disrupt school schedules. Let’s chalk this law up to experience and find a better way to manage school calendars.

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Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. — John Dewey

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: Why do days missed for snow have to be “made up”? Why can’t days just be added at the end of the year? Why can’t there be more days in the calendar designated for snow make-up? A: These are just a few of the questions that have been asked over the last week. Missing school for snow and/or ice is always a difficult decision. Deciding on how to make up the days is an even tougher probJUDY lem. North CarGRISSOM olina law requires students to attend 180 days and 1,000 hours of school. North Carolina law does not authorize local boards of education or the State Board of Education to waive days from the school calendar when schools are closed due to inclement weather. Days missed for inclement weather must be made up. Several years ago the legislature became involved in setting policies for school calendars and removed most of the flexibility and local control from school systems. The legislature received enormous public support for the changes that have forced school systems into fewer options when dealing with bad weather. As

part of the legislation, schools cannot begin for students before Aug. 25 and students must finish before June 10. Therefore, additional school makeup days cannot be added at the end of the school year or even during the school year. Neither can time be added onto existing days in a school year to make-up for missed time (a provision that some will remember but was only allowed by the legislature for the 20022003 school year). School cannot be held on Sundays. Veteran’s Day is designated as a holiday for all public school personnel and for all students enrolled in the public schools and cannot be used. When a new year begins with as many days missed as the Rowan-Salisbury School System has already missed, there are very few days left within the confines of the state mandated calendar dates to make up days. School systems have five less teacher workdays because of the calendar law changes, which narrows the number of workdays that can be used. School systems cannot add more workdays in the calendar than the law allows and additional workdays would push the calendar starting or ending dates outside of the allowable year. Many school systems have been using Saturday make-ups for years. Some surrounding school systems have already planned two Saturdays for this

particular snow/ice event. This is the first time in many years that our school system has used a Saturday. Saturday make-ups are listed as possibilities in the approved calendar that everyone received prior to school opening. If there is more inclement weather in the next few months, Saturdays will continue to be a viable option for the school system because we are running out of available makeup days. Selecting ways to make up a day is not as easy as it seems especially with the state mandated calendar law and takes much thought, planning and creativity. A related problem is that when school is closed, the missed day must be designated as either an annual leave day or workday so school employees will know how the missed day affects them (e.g., Do I have to go or not go to work?). It is at this point that we must consider the number and type of days that remain in the school calendar. We almost always go with a Code 1 for staff, which means that staff members can have “options” for that day. They may decide that conditions warrant that they stay home and take an annual leave day or a day without pay. They may also choose to work with their principal in making up the time at a later date. Some staff may live close to their work site and would like to come to work. Having

an optional day is the best designation for a closed day, so staff can choose the option that fits their situation best. Staff are not “made” to come to work during inclement weather. If school is closed early due to inclement weather or is delayed, the State Board of Education allows the day and the scheduled amount of instructional hours to count toward the required minimum number of days and instructional hours. If school buses are enroute to schools when school is canceled for the day, then the day and instructional hours scheduled for that day will count toward the required minimum. The Rowan-Salisbury School System has a Calendar Committee that meets on an annual basis to create the calendar for the following school year. All available options allowed within the limited flexibility granted to us by the legislature are considered to determine when missed days are made up. We continue to request that legislators in the General Assembly give more local control to school systems for establishing the school calendar. Situations like this past week are reason enough to change the calendar law. • • • Dr. Judy Grissom is superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System.

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Fame no blessing for this Ted Williams want to be famous.” My grandson told me that when he was six. I repeat: “six.” It has always struck me as a vivid illustration of the way we’ve been transformed by the omnipresence of media. Time was, little boys dreamt of being cops, cowboys and superheroes. But that was long ago. Fame itself is the dream now, the lingua franca of the media age, democratized to such a degree that every Tom, Dick and Snooki can be a star. If you’re not famous, you’re probably not really trying. LEONARD Fame, the thinking PITTS seems to be, is an end unto itself. It solves all problems, fixes all shortcomings, makes all things OK. Except that fame actually does none of those things. Fame does not change what you are; it only magnifies it. Here, then, is Ted Williams, who is now famous. And if you think I mean the Hall of Fame baseball player, you’ve likely been out of the country a few days. That brief time span encompasses the entirety of this Ted Williams’ fame. It began Jan. 3 when a videographer for the Columbus Dispatch posted online a startlingly incongruous video. This wildhaired homeless man with a handwritten sign is panhandling at a freeway offramp. But when he speaks, it is in the trained and manicured baritone of a professional announcer. Which, it turns out, he once was, before alcohol, crack, homelessness and petty crime reduced him to what the video captured. That video went viral and made Williams, 53, a literal overnight sensation. By Jan. 6, he was on “Today.” He’s done


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From homeless to famous to rehab: ted Williams prays on the NBc’s ‘today’ show. ‘remember, i, a week ago, was holding a sign where people wouldn’t give me the time of day,’ Williams later told an ‘et’ reporter. “The Early Show,” “Jimmy Fallon,” “Dr. Phil,” “Entertainment Tonight” and has job offers from Kraft Foods, the Cleveland Cavaliers and MSNBC. Then came Jan. 10. Williams was in L.A. to tape an episode of “Dr. Phil” reuniting him with the family he abandoned. Police briefly detained Williams and one of his adult daughters after a violent argument at a hotel. Williams has said he was two years clean and sober, but his daughter said he was drinking again. He denied it. Until two days later, when he canceled all his engagements and announced that he was entering rehab. And was any of this not sadly predictable? One is reminded of how divers who ascend too quickly from the depths sometimes get the bends. To go from a freeway off-ramp to the “Today” show in three days is the metaphoric equivalent. “It’s almost choking me,” he told the

Dispatch. “People in rehab,” he told “ET,” “we’re fragile. ... You jump out of this car, there’s a camera there, you roll down your window just to flip a cigarette out the window, and there’s somebody that points at you. ... Remember, I, a week ago, was holding a sign where people wouldn’t give me the time of day.” Not that it’s surprising his story resonated. This is a nation of long shots and second chances; it is in our DNA to root for underdogs. So Williams has become a sort of national reclamation project. But some of us, I suspect, unconsciously believe that fame — and its frequent companion, fortune — are enough to get the job done. Williams himself seemed to buy into this. Consider a sequence from “Dr. Phil” where he faced the 29-year-old daughter he later had the argument with. Having left her behind for the joys of coke and booze when she was a child, he now promised to buy her a Louis Vuitton purse. You don’t get to where Ted Williams got in his life unless you have some serious, as they say, issues — questions of character, dependency and emotional health. It is naive to believe those things can be fixed — for Williams or anyone who faces similar challenges — in a single lightning strike of overnight sensation. Let us be glad Williams now has a second chance. But let us also hope his decision to go into rehab means he, at least, now understands better what fame can and cannot do. It is nice to be famous. It is better to be whole. • • • Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via email at


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Have we lost trust in our fellow citizens?

TO THE EDITOR Mo-ped riders should be licensed Having a license to operate a motor vehicle is a privilege, not a right! If a person’s privileges have been revoked by the state for whatever reason, that person should not be driving any type of motor vehicle! Mo-peds are motor vehicles regardless of how fast they are allowed to run. Only in this great land of ours can a person be convicted of habitual DWI and be back on the road with no license, state inspection, tags or liability insurance. They are just motoring along, this time on two wheels. When you are involved in an accident with a mo-ped, guess who pays for the repair of your vehicle? If mo-peds or scooters are going to share the road, it is time for our lawmakers to step up and require these drivers to be licensed and insured. — Ray Kepley

Reactions to attack reflect nation’s polarization BY BEN BOYCHUCK JOEL MATHIS


shooting spree in Tucson on Saturday left six dead, and 13 others wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, DAriz., the target of the attack. Within hours, the Internet melted down as commentators left and right began ascribing political motives to the attack. President Obama on Wednesday attempted to cool tempers and called for greater civility in the public discourse. “At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized,” he told a memorial service crowd at the University of Arizona, “it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.” Do President Obama’s words offer hope for lesstoxic discussion? Or does the reaction to the events in Tucson expose an irreparable rift in the public discourse? Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the RedBlueAmerica columnists, wade into the discussion.


Ben Boychuk: President Obama delivered a fine speech on Wednesday. He called Americans to rise above the petty rancor of the moment, reminding those who wish to be reminded that there is more to life than politics. Unfortunately, it’s a reminder Americans are unlikely to heed for long. We’ve had similar unifying moments in our recent history that didn’t last. Sept. 11, 2001 was one of them. If your first thought upon hearing the news Saturday that a gunman shot down a congresswoman and innocent bystanders was to blame the Tea Par-

ty, fine. It was a confusing, emotional day. If after a week you still blame the Tea Party or Sarah Palin or some phantasmal “climate of hate,” you have a problem. But it’s worth remembering that the rhetoric that divides Americans today has been at the center of our politics from the very beginning. “Give me liberty or give me death,” Patrick Henry said. “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty,” George Mason said. “The tree of liberty must be reBOYCHUK freshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants,” Thomas Jefferson said. Those aren’t incitements to violence. It’s who we are as a people. At the risk of gross oversimplification, most of our political fights come down to a struggle between a faction that puts individual liberty first, and another faction that would trade a little liberty for a little security. The gulf between those two factions gets wider by the day. We should hope and pray Rep. Giffords and the other victims fully recover from their wounds. But it’s hard not to conclude from this episode that some rhetorical wounds can never be healed when the principles at stake are so vital.

Joel Mathis: Glenn Beck is right. Not about everything, mind you, or even most things. But Beck is right to lament how Americans have lost the spirit of unity that filled the nation, oh so briefly, after 9/11. Remember those days, and remember them with some bittersweet fondness. They may represent the


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Susan Shobe and her children, Violet, left, and Willow observe a moment of silence to honor the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., at the memorial located in front of the University Medical Center in Tucson. Shobe is friends with a member of the family of Ron Barber, who was injured in the Jan. 8 attack. final moment — ever — that Americans came together in the aftermath of tragedy. Nowadays, everybody retreats immediately to their ideological camps and girds for battle, no matter the facts on the ground. Despite President Obama’s very nice speech MATHIS Wednesday night in Tuscon, that’s unlikely to change soon. Why? Because our politics is more about denying legitimacy to the “other” side than it is about solving the problems that face the country.

It’s understandable why many liberals thought the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords was the work of a right-wing terrorist: the rhetoric on the right in recent years has been alarmingly militant. But liberal commentators were wrong to publicly cast blame before we even knew Jared Lee Loughner’s identity and motives; a wait-and-see silence would’ve been appropriate. It’s understandable why conservatives recoiled from associating their rhetoric with any kind “climate of hate” surrounding the shooting: Loughner is clearly mentally ill; Republicans aren’t responsible for the vagaries of his brain chemistry. But rightwing commentators were

also wrong not to pause and reconsider the appropriateness their side’s recent talk of “Second Amendment remedies” in the political realm. Nobody pauses. Nobody reflects. The only way to start trusting each other again would be to shut up and listen to each other once in a while. But what are the chances that will happen? Non-existent, it seems. I’m right, you’re wrong, and that’s all anybody needs to know. • • • Contact Ben Boychuk at and Joel Mathis at Boychuk and Mathis blog regularly at and

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ith Republicans now in control of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder and other Justice Department officials are going to be answering a lot of questions in the next two years. “We’re going to start fast,” promises Rep. Lamar Smith, new chairman of the committee, as he lists a bunch of priorities: immigration, national security, the constitutionality of Obamacare, lawsuit abuse, intellectual property and BYRON more. YORK There are many areas in which Republicans and Holder are likely to disagree, but the most contentious could be immigration, starting with the enforcement of federal laws to prevent the employment of illegal immigrants. Ask Smith what he’ll be investigating, and it’s the first thing he mentions. “One initial hearing will be on work-site enforcement,” he says. “We want to find out why the administration is not doing more to enforce current laws. Workplace enforcement has dropped 70 percent under the Obama administration.” To Smith, that’s a bad idea at any time, but particularly so in a period of 9.4 percent unemployment. “We need every available job in America to go to legal workers, to citizens and legal immigrants,” he says. While the administration seems focused almost exclusively on illegal immigrants who have felony records, Smith wants to concentrate on workplaces, with more use of the E-Verify system and other ways to ensure that businesses hire only workers who are in the country legally. Talk to Republicans these days,


Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, promises Congress will tackle tough immigration issues over the next two years.

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and everything is about jobs. They campaigned by slamming Democrats for not paying enough attention to the issue in 2009 and 2010, and now that they are in power, they are determined to frame their actions in terms of jobs. So the bill to repeal Obamacare is titled the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.” Likewise, when Smith appeared on Fox News on Tuesday and was asked what he will do about illegal immigration, he answered simply, “The main thing we’re going to do is create jobs for Americans.”

At the moment, the focus on jobs means Smith is steering away from some of the hottest-button immigration issues. Asked about the Obama administration’s lawsuit against the state of Arizona, the Texas Republican is quick to condemn it — he says it is “misguided and unnecessary” and sends the message that the administration “is not interested in having our immigration laws enforced” — but doesn’t see much that he can do about it as chairman. “Not any more than I have already done, which is I have weighed in on the side of Arizona,” Smith says. “That’s now in the courts, and it is the courts who will make that determination.” But other GOP voices on the Judiciary Committee are speaking more forcefully on those hot-button issues. Rep. Steve King of Iowa, a member of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, is passionate on

the subject. “There are two areas in America where the law is ignored and sometimes laughed at, and immigration is one of them,” King says. (The other, he adds, is election law.) King wants to change that. King is co-sponsoring a bill, “The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011,” that would address the problem of “anchor babies.” It’s a question full of constitutional complexities; birthright citizenship is grounded in the 14th Amendment, and many experts believe only a constitutional amendment can change it. King feels otherwise. In any event, it’s an issue that Smith says the full committee will not be addressing in its first months. King would also like to look into so-called “sanctuary cities,” that is, cities whose officials offer protection to illegal immigrants and openly defy federal immigration law. He’s also eager to do more on border security. “We need to restart the push, to complete the task of building a fence and a wall on our southern border,” he says. But as far as the full committee is concerned, that’s not on Smith’s list of priorities to be addressed first. Right now, the message is jobs. On that theme, Holder is likely to face a lot of questions about the administration’s immigration policy in the nation’s workplaces. Whatever the disagreements, Smith is taking care to sound non-adversarial. He and Holder have had lunch together and spoken on the phone, Smith says. “I expect that we will get cooperation from the Department of Justice,” he says. “I see no reason to threaten them or issue subpoenas at this point.” Well, it’s early. • • • Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.

The Salisbury Post reported that Sheetz was planning to locate in Salisbury. According to the report, it will employ up to 40-plus employees, part and full time. That’s a good thing. But what was even better is the word “incentives” was never mentioned in the report. Did Sheetz even ask for incentives? If not, it seems that they are more concerned about holding the line on taxes in the county for all their employees and other citizens so they will have more money to buy their products. — Ron Sweet Faith

Worthy cause for animal lovers As we begin this new year, I know we all have our own challenges to deal with. I would like to remind the fine folks of Rowan County that our first no-kill animal sanctuary is nearing its completion date of March 2011. This organization is made up of the most wonderful volunteers I have ever met all working for the common goal of saving animals’ lives. If you are looking for a wonderful cause to get involved with, I urge you to please consider volunteering some of your time working at the sanctuary, or at the many events held throughout the year to help raise funds. Or you can donate items or funds for one of the many naming opportunities at the new sanctuary, or help by adopting a pet and providing a loving home for their unconditional love in return. This sanctuary is something for the citizens of our county to be proud of and such a worthy cause to support! Please consider helping in any way you can because any help is greatly appreciated! Their website is — Sharon Spry Rockwell

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Unfinished dream Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision of a fairer, more just nation Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from remarks by Dr. Reginald Broadnax of Hood Theological Seminary, who spoke Friday at a Salisbury VA Medical Center program on Dr. Martin Luther King. The theme of the program was “The Unfinished Dream.” You can read the full text of his remarks at


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Corner They knew, and they still did it! This is an excerpt from “Military Mom,” a community blog by Shelia Shue Sammons about the day-to-day issues of being a military family. Her son is currently serving in the Navy. ave you ever been having a conversation with someone in public and felt that you were being watched and listened to? That situation always sort of gives me the “weird feeling”. A while back while having lunch with a friend out of town, I got that feeling. We were just catching up on what was going on in our lives and enjoying the visit. I was beginning to get that feeling. There was a lady at a table behind us, and facing me, she had stopped reading her book and sat there just listening and staring. My friend’s sister had served in the Navy, and several others in her family had served in various branches of the military. We were discussing that it is easier for families to SAMMONS communicate with their loved one who is serving, thanks to cell phones and the Internet; however, it is still hard to go weeks and months without hearing from them. It’s hard on families not knowing where they are, as so many times they simply cannot tell us what they are doing and where they will be going. We were not speaking loudly, and were certainly using our “indoor voices,” yet I could tell this neighboring diner of ours was taking in each word we said. As I watched this lady counting out her money and gathering her items, my first thought was thank goodness, she is leaving. Well that happy thought only lasted about 30 seconds, as I realized she was looking dead at us and coming to stand at our table. For a brief moment my thought was perhaps she knows my friend. Well, that thought left my mind as quickly as it entered when she began to speak. Her words were, “They knew what they were getting into when they enlisted, they made a choice. Many of them are in the service because they could not get into a college or could not afford a trade school.” So many thoughts ran through my head, I knew I could not say to this stranger what I wanted to say, and maintain any of my dignity. It was a moment of pure shock. However, before I could begin to offer a response, I looked at my friend. Trust me when I tell you it was not her finest moment! He mouth was moving, with only stuttering remarks coming out, her eyes were shooting fire while smoke poured from her ears. Well not really, but you do know what I mean. My friend was shuffling her feet around preparing to get up. I have seen this lady in action, she is a total lamb, soft spoken, always calm and collected and one of the most loving ladies you could ever hope to meet, and I am so fortunate to have her in my life, but you just don’t mess with her family. I think we are all like that. I reached over and put my hand on my friend’s arm, looked her in the eye and said, “You know she’s right.” Well, she is right; each and every one of them knew what they were signing when they enlisted. I smiled and looked at this stranger, who was still standing there. I said, “Ma’am, you are right. They knew.” My friend is now on her feet, eye to eye with our lunch visitor and quietly says these words to her: “They knew what they were signing up for, they knew they would work long hard hours for little pay, they knew they would not be in contact with their families, their wives, their children, moms and dads, sometimes for months on end. They knew at times they would go days without a shower, or a hot meal. They knew that they might have to carry the lifeless body of a friend off the battlefield. They KNEW! They knew when they enlisted and signed on the dotted line they were signing a blank check to the United States for WE the PEOPLE, up to the amount of their VERY lives! Yes, ma’am, they knew. And ma’am, what blows my mind is … THEY STILL DID IT!” The lady just looked at my friend and me, and I am thinking some people just don’t get it! My friend who is now back to her normal composed self, smiles and says ... “So, as you go to bed tonight, don’t worry, and sleep well knowing THEY have your back!” The lady walked off, didn’t utter a word. My friend and I sat there just looking at one another, then at the same time we giggled, shook our heads and said, “Bless her heart.” I was so sorry to hear of Dixie Carter’s death a few months ago, but I know that Julia Sugarbaker lives on in my friend!


oday, I’m going to discuss the “I Have A Dream speech,” but from the perspective of the dream, not of one speech; the full dream of Dr. King’s life. And to simplify Dr. King’s life for the short time that I have today, I want to talk about Dr. King’s dream of equality, and his dream for nonviolence. Now, the place to begin to understand BROADNAX Dr. King’s dream is not the “I Have A Dream” speech, but instead the words of a radical left-wing revolutionary who penned these words:

Now I’m being somewhat facetious when I refer to one of our “founding fathers,” Mr. Jefferson in particular, as a “radical left-wing revolutionary;” but to the British that’s exactly what he was. He sought, through violent revolution, to overthrow the authority and rule of the king. Yet, he made a statement that we believe still rings true today: that all persons are created equal. However, these words are the ultimate contradiction within both American life and history. When Mr. Jefferson penned these words, he held as property human beings who were not even considered as human, let alone as equal within this society. And the whole history of this country has been a struggle with this contradiction: that a country founded upon the proposition that all human beings are created equal and yet, within that same society, a whole group of people are enslaved, subjugated, segregated, and disenfranchised from the full life and prosperity of the society. In short, they do not have the freedom to pursue life, liberty, nor happiness. As Dr. King said: Ever since the Founding Fathers of our nation dreamed this noble dream, America has been something of a schizophrenic personality, tragically divided against herself. On the one hand we have proudly professed the principles of democracy, and on the other hand we have sadly practiced the very antithesis of those principles. Indeed slavery and segregation have been strange paradoxes in a nation founded on the principle that all men are created equal. It is this contradiction – this “schizophrenic personality,” which frames Dr. King’s dream. With respect to the subject of racial equality, I won’t say much here, except that what we forget is that Dr. King began his most famous speech by saying:



Yolanda King, 2, left, with her mother Arndrea King, looks up at a portrait of her grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in the state Capitol in Georgia following a ceremony honoring King’s birthday. Arndrea King is the wife of Martin Luther King III. ence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was the promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note in so far as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check; a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. This demand for freedom and the security of justice, which was the promise of all who lived within this society, did not come easy to African Americans in this country, but we have at least made a partial payment on that promissory note. In the past 40-plus years, we have come far enough to realize that Dr. King was right and that we as a society needed to end the injustice of segregation and racial discrimination. But what we haven’t realized as a society is that for true racial justice, we need more than just access to public accommodations, lunch counters and public drinking fountains. True racial equality will be achieved when not just African Americans, but Native Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and all persons of non-caucasian descent are able to share equally

in the bounty that is America. What is missed in the distortion of Dr. King’s dream is the growth and expansion of the dream itself. Dr. King began by dreaming of the full equality of African Americans in this country, but by the end of his life, that equality extended to poor whites in Appalachia and Hispanics in the southwest. It extended from European immigrants in the Northeast to Asian immigrants in the Northwest. It extended from Native Americans on the Great Plains to factory workers in the Midwest. Because Dr. King believed in the promise of this country that all are created equal, he believed that all should share in the prosperity of the country. As he questioned in 1967, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” For Dr. King, the promise of America wasn’t just that all persons were created equal, but that by being citizens of this country, all persons would be able to share equally in the prosperity and bounty of this country. And the very fact that some had, and that most had not; and that the gulf between the have’s and the havenot’s was growing greater, was for Dr. King a sign of injustice within the society. In this, Dr. King grew weary of his own dream and in 1967, before a Senate select committee he said: “The attainment of security and equality for Negroes has not yet become a serious and irrevocable national purpose. I doubt that there was ever a sincere and unshakable commitment to this end.” The reason Dr. King began to doubt America’s commitment to racial equality is because America failed to seriously live

up to its creed that all persons are created equally. Dr. King looked at a society of have’s and have-nots and questioned America’s commitment to equality. Few seem to remember why he was in Memphis in April of 1968. He was there on behalf of garbage workers who were on strike because the city of Memphis refused to pay the workers an extra 40 cents an hour, for a total of $2.10 an hour. Far beyond a minimum wage, in 1967 and 1968 Dr. King advocated for a living wage. King believed that every American should be guaranteed a living wage which would afford them decent housing, the ability to feed and clothe their family, and to give their children a decent education. And when he left Memphis he was on his way to Washington because the 1st Amendment gave citizens the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. And Dr. King was in the middle of assembling poor people from across the country to assemble in Washington to petition their government when an assassin’s bullet felled him in Memphis. Dr. King died trying to extend the promise of equality to the least of those in America. The second aspect of Dr. King’s dream is that of nonviolence. The act of nonviolence was most visibly displayed probably in Birmingham in 1963; when, in the face of Bull Connor’s fire hoses and police dogs, Dr. King and his protesters remained nonviolent in spite of the violence perpetrated against them. But this call for nonviolence extended beyond just civil rights protests

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4D • SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011 would often quote President Kennedy who said, “either we will learn to live together as brothers or die together as fools.” So today, I believe that Dr. King’s dream has been distorted to such an extent that we no longer know what his dream was. Rarely does anyone mention the dream of full equality for all citizens of this country; and even more rare today is the call for nonviolence. So what must we do to make this dream a reality? We must do two things. First, to those who would say that things just weren’t that bad, we must bear witness to the truth and say how things really were. We must tell our stories. Those who drank from “colored only” fountains must tell your story. Those who paid your fare at the front of the bus, only to sit at the back of the bus must tell your story. When we tell our story, not only do we write and preserve our history, we also keep the vision – the dream in front of us and chart our course for where we still have to go. For while we have come, there are still many who have to make their way, treading that same path. By telling our story, we not only tell how we have come, we chart the course that others may come. And we cannot be satisfied until every person in this country fulfills the dream of true equality. The second thing we must do is to commit ourselves to nonviolence. This might be difficult to do in a country committed and invested in the 2nd Amendment; but it is something we must do. The choice we have is not between violence and nonviolence, it’s between violence and non-existence. “Either we will learn to live together as brothers or die together as fools.” The great poet Langston Hughes asked:

KING FROM 1D and marches into the very fabric of American life. Most of you will remember that beginning in Watts in ’65 and continuing throughout the 60s, the worst being in Detroit in ’67, urban riots broke out across the country. As Dr. King traveled from city to city exhorting persons not to settle their differences through violence; the refrain would always echo back to him, “what about Vietnam?” And as those voices “hit home,” Dr. King began to speak out against the violence his own country was perpetrating in Vietnam. As Dr. King said: This way of settling differences is not just. This business of ... sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.




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What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? Dr. King, referencing the sentiment of Langston Hughes, spoke of his dream as a dream deferred. However, in 1967, in his Christmas Sermon on Peace, Dr. King spoke about his own dream, and I will conclude with his words: In 1963, on a sweltering afternoon, we stood in Washington, D.C., and talked to the nation about many things. Toward the end of

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School children link hands after reciting the 1963 ‘I Have A Dream’ speech by Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Thursday. that afternoon, I tried to talk to the nation about a dream that I had had, and I must confess to you today that not long after talking about that dream I started seeing it turn into a nightmare, just a few weeks after I had talked about it. It was when four beautiful, unoffending, innocent Negro girls were murdered in a church in Birmingham, Ala. I watched that dream turn into a nightmare as I moved through the ghettos of the nation and saw my black brothers and sisters perishing on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity, and saw the nation doing nothing to grapple with the Negroes’ problem of poverty. I saw that dream turn into a nightmare as I watched my black brothers and sisters in the midst of anger and understandable outrage, in the midst of their hurt, in the midst of their disappointment, turn to misguided riots to try to solve that problem. I saw that dream turn into a nightmare as I watched the war in Vietnam escalating, and as I saw so-called military advisors, sixteen thousand strong, turn into fighting soldiers until today over five thousand American boys are fighting on Asian soil. Yes, I am personally the victim of deferred dreams, of blasted hopes, but in spite of that I close today by saying I still have a dream, because, you know, you can’t give up in life. If you lose hope, somehow you lose that vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of all. And so today I still have a dream. I have a dream that one day men will rise up and come to see that they are made to live together as brothers. I still have a dream this morning that one day every Negro in this country, every colored person in the

world, will be judged on the basis of the content of their character rather that the color of his skin, and every man will respect the dignity and worth of human personality. I still have a dream that one day the idle industries of Appalachia will be revitalized and the empty stomachs of Mississippi will be filled, and brotherhood will be more than a few words at the end of a prayer, but rather the first order of business on every legislative agenda. I still have a dream today that one day justice will roll down like water, and righteousness like a might stream. I still have a dream today that in all of our state houses and city halls men will be elected to go there who will do justly and love mercy and walk humbly with their God. I still have a dream today that one day war will come to an end, that men will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, that nations will no longer rise against nations, neither will they study war no more. I still have a dream today that one day the lamb and the lion will lie down together and every man will sit under his own vine and fig tree and none shall be afraid. I still have a dream today that one day every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill will be made low, the rough places will be made smooth and the crooked places straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. I still have a dream that with this faith we will be able to adjourn the councils of despair and bring new light into the dark chambers of pessimism. With this faith we will be able to speed up the day when there will be peace on earth and good will toward men. It will be a glorious day, the morning stars will sing together, and the sons of God will shout for joy.

ASHINGTON — It’s not easy to like former Rep. Tom DeLay, given his Kung Fu approach to politics during the years in this town he served as the leader of House Republicans, years in which he made a major contribution to the atmosphere of incivility that exists in Congress today. He gave no quarter and asked for none and he DAN K. clearly THOMASSON skirted the edge of propriety if not legality in his dealings with lobbyists. But the Justice Department, after a lengthy investigation, decided not to prosecute him for his relationship with the notorious K Street influence peddler Jack Abramoff. And, like it or not, there are no laws for viewer relief for the Texas “Hammer’s” performance on television’s “Dancing with the Stars.” DeLay’s Democratic opponents in his home state took umbrage at his manipulative nature and the election of Republicans to the state’s legislature and now the former king of the Hill faces a term in prison. A famously aggressive Democratic prosecutor, Ronnie Earle, and DeLay’s other enemies seized on a Texas law obviously aimed at drug dealers and won a conviction on a charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering. For those not following this bizarre case, the excongressman was nailed for channeling $190,000 worth of corporate contributions through the Republican National Committee to sanitize it, a practice that goes on daily in politics where money is shifted frequently. The same amount was then sent back to Texas to support candidates for the legislature there. Corporate contributions to those running for the legislature are illegal in Texas. The result of this alleged sleight of hand was a GOP legislature and passage of congressional redistricting that favored the Republicans. Earle’s successor in the prosecutor’s office continued the case and won the conviction that a judge recently translated into 10 years probation on one count and three years in prison on another. The unrelenting prosecutors actually had wanted a


10-year sentence so that during the appeal process DeLay would not be eligible for parole. But that was a bit severe even for the judge, who may have rejected the notion that she was dealing with the crime of the century. DeLay after all had not been accused by anyone of personally profiting from his maneuvers. There was no charge of bribery or other corruption. DeLay’s attorneys believe the conviction will be over turned. There certainly is substantial opinion that the money laundering law was stretched to the breaking point in this case, that its intent was not to criminalize politics. The former congressman’s contention that he is a victim of political retribution seems also to have some validity. The Democrats were infuriated by their loss of control of the redistricting process and there is little doubt they vowed to do something about it. On the other hand, DeLay left himself wide open by his own admitted arrogant behavior and shifty deals. But he said that he is being persecuted for his political prowess and not something he did wrong and about which he can’t be remorseful. His family, his fortune and his career have been seriously damaged by all this. It is difficult, however, to feel terribly sorry for DeLay or to applaud the brand of liver-incising politics that he practiced so well for so many years. It is also not easy to like the prosecutors in this matter, particularly those who initiated the action under highly suspicious motivation. Texas is a state with a history of wild and woolly politics. Remember Lyndon Johnson won a Senate seat on the strength of a missing ballot box. One probably shouldn’t expect a quick answer to this. The appeal will take some time and depending on the outcome possibly move through more than one court. His lawyers contend the conviction will not stand and DeLay is free on bond until the appeal process has taken its course. Meanwhile, it seems, rightly or wrongly one should not ignore that famous old admonition not “to mess with Texas.” • • • Dan Thomasson is a former editor of Scripps Howard News Service. Email: thomassondan@ WWW.STANXWORDS.COM


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War itself is a tragedy, but the greater tragedy is how war participated in the perpetuation of poverty. Dr. King came to realize that the build-up and prosecution of the Vietnam War was diverting necessary resources from the war on poverty at home. Each day that this country spent millions of dollars on an unjust war meant that it also unjustly took money and resources from the needs of this country, and those most affected were the poor. As the war continued to drag on, programs were cut and budgets were slashed just to maintain the war, and with each escalation of the war, and each increase in the Defense budget, something had to give on the domestic side, and it was always the social programs that were cut, particularly programs for the poor. This led Dr. King to say in his Riverside speech, “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” Today, to borrow a phrase, we are back to the future. Today we are embroiled in two wars and the new Congress believes that our deficit is unsustainable; so to bring the deficit under control, we must cut domestic spending and entitlement programs. To quote the great Yogi Berra, “it’s déjà vu all over again.” Yet, what troubles me most is not the violence of war overseas, but the violence we perpetrate on ourselves at home. It is impossible to come to this King day event and speak about nonviolence and not be cognizant of what happened in Tucson this past weekend. While many have speculated on the motivation of the suspected shooter, few have acknowledged that incidences like this are all too common within our society. Just before Christmas a man opened fire at a school board meeting in Florida. Just before the Tucson shooting a teen in Omaha, Neb., shot the principal and assistant principal of his school before killing himself. Gun wars rage on a daily basis in our major cities between rival groups and gangs over drugs and turf. And the fact that in some states, a person can buy military type weapons at the local Walmart speaks to a deeper malady in our society; the fact that guns and other weapons of violence are so prevalent in our society speaks to a penchant in our very nature towards violence. Yet, even Dr. King saw this in his day: the choice we have is not between violence and nonviolence, it’s between violence and non-existence. Dr. King



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BOOKS ‘Nemesis’ never fulfills its promise SALISBURY POST

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“Nemesis,” by Philip Roth. leave the sweltering, stinking, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2010. pestilence-stricken streets of 280 pp. $26. Newark? Can he leave his elderly grandmother? He has duties, BY DEIRDRE PARKER SMITH responsibilities. He has guilt. He owes his presence to the few boys left. He owes his life to his he odd thing about “Neme- grandmother. sis,” Philip Roth’s latest On the other hand, he owes short novel, is the angst on his girlfriend. the pages somehow does not No, no, he’ll stay and face the translate to real emotion. music, take criticism, risk infecIn parts, the book reads like a tion. It’s the right thing to do. young adult novel, in others, a But ... he’s calling girlfriend, psychological analysis. Its Marcia, to say he’s on his way. “hero,” if that’s the correct Once at Indian Hill, he enjoys term, is a tragic hero, dutythe clean, cool air, the happy, bound as an ancient Greek. healthy children, the water acBucky Cantor’s hubris plays tivities, the carnal pleasures of like a hackneyed tragedy. his girlfriend. Honor and duty lead him Oh, he’s stricken again with blindly down a path of selfpangs of doubt about staying to blame, self-pity and selfface the worst. loathing. After a while, readers Then, he finds a happy place won’t feel sorry for him — for a few days. they’ll just be tired of his ridicuSo far, the entire novel has lous standards and unnecessary been foreshadowing disaster for martyrdom. this thoroughly decent young man. Roth piles up the strikes Roth further seals his fate by against Bucky. For starters, he making him angry at God and is a young Jewish man living in blaming him for polio, World a poor section of Newark, N.J., War II, unhappiness. with his grandmother. His faHe and Marcia fight. ther is in jail; his mother died in And then, his best buddy at childbirth. And in 1944, polio is the camp comes down with a modern-day plague in the Jew- fever, weakness, pain. It’s polio. ish neighborhoods. And Bucky suddenly knows Then, although he has done he is the carrier who has sickeverything in his life to please ened all the boys in Newark and his grandparents, to become a he’s not going to kill all the chilresponsible young man and an dren at the camp. exemplary athlete, he is reYou know the next strike, fused for service in World War don’t you? II because of his horrible eyeThe novel’s omniscient thirdsight. person narrator finally reveals Then, the boys who come to his identity — one of the playthe playground he supervises ground boys, one who survived begin to come down with polio, polio and is working, married and one mother says it’s his and with children. fault. Bucky is a bitter man with Then, the girl he loves invites few prospects and no hope. him to work at the summer Roth has the narrator analyzcamp in the Poconos where she ing Bucky at weekly lunches is a counselor. they have together. Oh, does he wrestle with his “By and large he had the conscience — can he possibly aura of ineradicable failure

Catawba chooses T ‘Zeitoun’ for common reading Author Dave Eggers’ “Zeitoun” will be the common summer reading for the incoming class of first-year students at Catawba College this fall. These students should be prepared to discuss this text during orientation and in their first-year seminar classes. Eggers won the American Book for Award “Zeitoun” which is the story of Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun, New Orleans residents whose lives were irrevocably changed by Hurricane Katrina. Catawba’s Common Summer Reading group, comprised of students, staff and faculty, made “Zeitoun” its selection in part because “Hurricane Katrina is a salient and important part of the lives of students entering Catawba during fall 2011.” These students will remember images from Katrina, “but may not know or remember much about life in New Orleans during and after the storm,” the Common Summer Reading group reported. Eggers’ book will allow the students to better understand the impact of both the storm and the attempts to control the storm damage on the social and economic lives of citizens in New Orleans. “Zeitoun” will also provide a starting point for students to discuss the impact of natural disasters on civil rights and liberties of Americans, and the book will allow them to examine their own role as citizens and their own obligations to their communities. The Catawba College Common Summer Reading Program, started in 2005, is an initiative intended to get incoming first-year students talking about important issues. The program is an opportunity to participate in and contribute to the intellectual life of the college before students arrive on campus and provides them with a shared academic experience during orientation and the first semester. Themes in the reading are addressed in a variety of contexts: during formal discussion in orientation, in individual first-year seminars, in community fora (including BookRevue), during informal discussions (with faculty, staff and other students), and in Lilly Center events such as values and vocation dinners. The reading provides a common base for discussion for the entire year. Previous Common Reading texts have included “Why Things Bite Back” by Edward Tenner (2005); “Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini (2006); “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder (2007); “We Are All the Same” by Jim Wooten (2008); “In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars” by Kevin Sites (2009); and “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson (2010).

Rowan bestsellers Literary Bookpost

1. Awakened, by P.C. Cast. 2. Stoneman's Raid, 1865, by Chris Hartley. 3. Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea, by Ian Michael Black. 4. The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature (Updated), by David T. Suzuki. 5. Madelyn Butterfly and Emma Cricket Wing It, Cathy Cress Eller. 6. The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood, by Jane Leavy. 7. The Bloody Chamber, by Angela Carter. 8. The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd. 9. Lost Gate, by Orson Scott Card. 10. Someone to Kill, by Kurt Corriher.

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BY CHRIS TALBOTT AP Entertainment Writer

OXFORD, Miss. — When author Tom Franklin submitted the first 80 pages of his new novel, “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,” to his literary agent, he got an alarming response. Nat Sobel would fly down. Immediately. “That was definitely one of those moments like you see on TV when an alcoholic is confronted by all his friends — the intervention,” said poet Beth Ann Fennelly, Franklin’s wife. Sobel’s visit sent a clear message: The book was a mess and needed work. Franklin had already wrestled with it for a few years, trying different characters, approaches, story lines and tones as Fennelly gently pointed out the flaws. Franklin threw away a lot of pages and even set it aside at one point to write another book that came more easily. His agent saw the new book as key to Franklin’s career. It had long been sold — his publisher bought it on spec after his first novel, “Hell at the Breech,” showed him as a writer of great promise. But the only thing Sobel liked about “Crooked Letter” was the first chapter, a key moment when the two boys at the heart of the story first meet. Sobel’s advice: Start over from there and see where it goes.

1. Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff. 2. Unbroken: A World War II Story, by Laura Hillenbrand. 3. Autobiography of Mark Twain, by Mark Twain. 4. Life, by Keith Richards. 5. I Remember Nothing, by Nora Ephron. 6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. 7. Bird Cloud: A Memoir, by Annie Proulx. 8. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? by Ina Garten. 9. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book), by Jon Stewart. 10. At Home, by Bill Bryson.

a meditation on race and relationships, and a character study. It caught the attention of both a major chain and independent bookstores when it was released in October, drawing recommendations from Barnes & Noble and Indie Next, and appeared on The New York Times list of best-sellers, a first for Franklin. His previous books AssociAted press — the Edgar AwardAuthor tom Franklin winning short story collection “Poachers,” the “So that’s what I did,” Franklin historical novel “Hell at the said. “At some point I put it all to- Breech” and the demented gether. It took a while.” He “Smonk” — were hailed by critics thought about it and attempted a and booksellers alike. They were few starts from 2003 to 2008, and dark, violent tales filled with charhad “no traction and panic and acters who had no redemption. worry and arguments with my He aimed for something very wife.” It wasn’t until he accompa- different with the new book. His nied his wife to Brazil as part of publisher, HarperCollins, saw the Fulbright Visiting Scholars something special and sent him on Program that he really got rolling. an early round to meet with bookWhat emerged was Franklin’s store owners and buyers around most successful novel. the country. He found that he had “Crooked Letter, Crooked Let- a lot of fans who found it almost ter,” named for the way children impossible to sell his previous in the South learn to spell Missis- works, especially to women, who sippi, is an ultimately sweet tale are key to life on best-seller lists. of two half brothers — one white “So this was met with almost and one black — who live very dif- relief,” Franklin said as he sat on ferent lives in the fictional town the covered porch at his favorite of Chabot, Miss. It’s a crime nov- bookstore, Square Books, overel with a little mystery thrown in, looking Oxford’s town square dur-

ing a recent moody rainstorm. “Crooked Letter” centers on Larry Ott, a white man long suspected of murdering a teenage girl who disappeared after a date with him, and Silas “32” Jones, the black town constable still remembered as the star high-school shortstop. They are opposites in almost every way. Larry spends his days manning an auto repair shop no one frequents and his nights living in a house still haunted by the memories of a difficult childhood. Silas is handsome and popular with the ladies, and as close to a celebrity as Chabot will ever get. The two were friends briefly as children, and that friendship colors their lives decades later in different ways. They’re thrown back together when another girl disappears and Larry is considered a suspect. Franklin pulled many of the details in the book from his own awkward childhood and the character of Larry resembles the author in many ways. “Crooked Letter” owes much to Fennelly, who had to talk her husband into going to Brazil with her. In a way, she’s his muse, pushing him in the right direction or pulling him back from the edge. They know writer couples who don’t want criticism or advice from their significant others. But for them, challenging ideas and language enhances their relationship.

Children’s biographies have interesting characters BY ERIKA KOSIN



vageable than a ruined good boy,” Arnold says. “The guilt in someone like Bucky may seem absurd but, in fact, is unavoidable. Such a person is condemned. Nothing he does matches the ideal in him. He never knows where his responsibility ends.” In Roth’s world, good guys do finish last.

Franklin delivers new novel — with a little help

Rowan Public Library

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson. 2. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen. 3. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris. 4. Room, by Emma Donoghue. 5. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. 6. An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin. 7. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett. 8. Dead or Alive, by Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood. 9. The Confession, by John Grisham. 10. The Lake of Dreams, by Kim Edwards.

about him as he spoke of all that he’d been silent about for years, not just crippled physically by polio, but no less demoralized by persistent shame.” Bucky does not accept anything the now-grown Arnold tells him, further railing against God and himself for what has happened. “But there’s nobody less sal-

Children’s biographies are usually seen as a source of facts and dates on historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln for reports or tidbits on popular musicians and sports heroes that children are interested in. What sometimes gets overlooked are the biographies that tell interesting stories about people’s lives that took place throughout history. Many of these interesting stories about people can not only be found with biographies, but also with the picture books, especially if the story is simply told with many illustrations. Some of these books may not be about someone famous, but rather about a person who knew someone famous or just had an interesting life. Whether basic or in-depth, these stories may pique a child’s interest, causing them to research a topic previously unknown to them.

Some of the interesting stories about real people that can be found at the Rowan Public Library include: • “Mary Smith” by A. U’Ren — Ever wonder what people did before alarm clocks? How did they get to work or school on time? This story about Mary Smith tells of how the townspeople in one English village made sure they got up on time using a pea shooter. • “The Magical Garden of Claude Monet,” “Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail” and “Camille and the Sunflowers: A Story about Vincent Van Gogh,” by Laurence Anholt — This series of three books contains stories about young people and their encounters with famous artists. All inspired by real people, these are great story books for a child’s first look at some famous artists. • “The Day-Glo Brothers” by Chris Barton — Have you ever seen a traffic cone with that bright orange color? This fun biography tells the story of Bob and Joe Switzer, who invented fluo-

rescent colors and how these colors changed the way we live today. • “Stone Girl, Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning” by Laurence Anholt — Ever find a fossil hidden in the earth? Mary Anning discovered one of the most important fossils, the great ichthyosaur, when she was 12 years old in Lyme Regis in Dorset, England. Learn about her path to discovery, starting with her surviving a lightning strike at 15 months old. Computer classes: Classes are free. Sessions are approximately 90 minutes. Class size is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dates and times at all locations are subject to change without notice. Headquarters — Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Fun with Flickr. South — Jan. 20, 11 a.m., Introduction to Excel. Book Bites Club: South only; Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m., “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” by Diane Ackerman. Book discussion groups for adults and children are at South Rowan Regional Library and meet the

last Tuesday of each month. The group is open to the public. There is a discussion of the book and light refreshments at each meeting. For more information please call 704-216-8229. Teen program: Come dressed as your favorite character, screen select Anime titles and create Manga Shrinky Dink Key rings all while sampling some Japanese treats. Headquarters, Tuesday, 5:307 p.m. East, Jan. 24, 5:30-7 p.m. South, Jan. 25, 5:30-7 p.m. Library closings: Monday, all RPL locations closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Displays: Headquarters — Looking Glass Collective, Moon Eye stone artifacts; South — SRHS art class; East — Rubber stamping by Glenda Trexler. Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-2168266 for more information on teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.

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ow that the Mighty Republican Art Players have re-taken control of the House of Representatives, we must pay the price in symbolic gestures. With the GOP’s ability to accomplish its alleged goals circumscribed by the Democratic Senate and President Obama’s veto, there's no limit to their ability to strike theatrical poses. The GOP’s Fox-intoxicated “base” will believe anything. Witness the resurrection of Sarah Palin’s “death panels” falsehood. Designated the 2009 “Lie of the Year,” by, the factchecking website of the St. Petersburg Times, Palin’s grotesque inversion of reality spooked many senior voters into believing that “Obamacare” would bring mercy killing to the United States. GENE What we’re fixing to find LYONS out as Speaker Boehner stage manages a purely symbolic vote to repeal the 2010 law is whether anybody outside the Tea Party can be duped again. Also whether Democrats, given a second chance to explain “Obamacare,” can expose the GOP’s fraudulent claims. So far, the omens aren’t good. Thanks to an astonishingly dumb e-mail by a Democratic congressman, some characteristic pussy-footing by the New York Times and the customary brazen dishonesty of rightwing media, Palin’s imaginary euthanasia is back in the news. Once again, the White House punted. But hold that thought. To me, the entire farce is a perfect example of how politics makes people stupid. In their private lives, millions of Americans grapple intelligently with the kinds of harrowing decisions created by modern medical technology. There’s hardly anybody old enough to remember, say, Captain Kangaroo who hasn’t attended a loved one’s last days unsure about how to proceed. Who decides? What would your loved one have wanted? Would that have been the right decision? Without getting maudlin, I shall never forget the surgeon who advised my siblings and me that he’d refuse to perform a proposed operation that might have prolonged our 92year-old mother’s suffering for a couple of weeks without curing her terminal illness, assuming she survived the ordeal. As he was the only surgeon within 150 miles qualified to do the procedure, he spared us having to vote among ourselves. Medicare would have paid a handsome fee. The doctor chose compassion. Some of us needed his permission to let go. Feelings ran high, but in the aftermath, we all believed he'd done the right thing. It’s precisely to assist doctors and their patients in making such tough choices that Section 1233 of the healthcare law existed. It proposed to pay doctors for counseling pa-

tients one-on-one about end-of-life decisions. The sessions would be entirely voluntary, and strictly between doctor and patient. No committees, panels, nor oversight, no required outcomes. A patient might tell his doctor to keep him alive at all costs. Or not. The doctor would explain his or her ethical responsibilities. Insurance carriers would pay for the appointment. The end. Then Sarah Palin posted on Facebook: “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.” The right-wing noise machine roared into action. Millions of Americans, seniors in particular, were taken in. Surely a trusted figure like Sarah Palin wouldn’t lie. Rather than waste months trying to persuade gullible voters that Palin had manufactured a hysterical falsehood out of thin air, the Senate removed Section 1233 from the healthcare bill. That was that until a Jan. 1 story in the New York Times revealed that new Medicare regulations propounded by the Obama administration would cover “voluntary advance-care planning.” A preamble explained that research had shown that “advance care planning improves end-of-life care and patient and family satisfaction and reduces stress, anxiety and depression in surviving relatives.” Too polite to expose Palin’s fraud, the Times explained that her claims about Section 1233 were merely “unsubstantiated” — craven he-said, she-said journalism of the timidest kind. It also quoted a celebratory email sent by Oregon Democratic congressman Earl Blumenauer cautioning supporters not to send celebratory e-mails — the political equivalent of a man posting a nude photo of himself and his mistress on Facebook. What a doofus. Except that the Obama administration had nothing to hide. Not that it’s prevented the usual suspects from the usual distortions. Columnist Cal Thomas trumpeted that Palin deserves an apology, as patients’ private appointments with their doctors would somehow “inevitably lead to bureaucrats deciding who is ‘fit’ to live and who is not.” How B follows from A, Thomas never explains. A physician, the Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer never quite condemned the policy, but railed against government by regulation — always bad when Democrats do it. Rather than re-fight the battle, the White House caved. Nothing prevents doctors and patients from talking anyway. • • • Contact syndicated columnist Gene Lyons at

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I Prom!se

Catawba College business professor’s venture hinges on a promise

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ave you made a New Year’s resolution? Have you already broken one? Catawba College business professor Pam Thompson is betting you can make a promise, not a resolution, and stick to it while “making the world a better place one promise at a time.” Thompson is launching a business venture that depends on people making a promise and going public with that promise with a bracelet and social networking. She has spent most of the last three months “learning about starting a product-based business rather than just teaching about it.” The result of her efforts is the PROM!SETM bracelet — one part of her I Promise Project LLC ( Participants in the project make a 30-day commitment to change a specific behavior. They purchase an American-made, high quality webbed bracelet with the PROM!SE logo printed on it. They then sign the included Promise contract, Facebook/Twitter share the promise, register the bracelet’s unique code to gain access to the online Promise Forum, and even capture and upload a short video making their promise. In the online forum, participants give support to and receive support from others who also have made promises. By making the promise public, participants are more likely to keep their commitment. “My daughters came to me one night and said, ‘Mom, you’ve got to get your bracelet idea off the ground. We saw an infomercial selling thumb gloves to keep you from texting while driving,’ ” Thompson recalled. “We had been bantering about my idea for the bracelets with the word ‘promise’ on it for over a year.” “The next morning when I came into my office at Catawba, I told Mr. (Ralph) Ketner about the thumb gloves and then about my crazy idea for the promise bracelets. He said that my idea was one of the best he had heard in a long time and asked, ‘What’s keeping you from doing that?’ ” “I told him, ‘Time,’ and he


Jacquelyn Thompson, daughter of Pam Thompson, makes her promise.

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Sisters Lauren Gaskill, left, Meredith Gaskill, center, and Jessica Gaskill, right, show off their bracelets. Jessica is a student at Catawba and a member of Phi Beta Lambda, the professional business fraternity. asked, ‘What about money?’ and I said, ‘That too,’ and he said for me to get a business plan together if I was serious about the project and share it with him. And, so I did.” After seeing the business plan in mid-October, the 90year-old Ketner, the entrepreneurial founder of Food Lion and the benefactor of Catawba’s Ralph W. Ketner School of Business where Thompson works, offered to help get her idea off the ground. The business venture will continue to pay it forward as half of I Promise Project’s profits return to Catawba College and its Ketner School of Business. As the business plan became reality, she “started learning lessons,” Thompson said. “First, I told a very few (Catawba) students about it because we had to get the trademark registered. I didn’t want too many people to find out about it until I started the registration process. Once that was in place, I worked with a supplier and many of my students to finalize what the bracelet was going to look like. “I agonized over whether we should go with the silicone bracelet which my students feel may be in the maturity stage of that product life cycle,” Thompson explained. “I


act and all of them are optional,” she said. “There’s the Facebook and Twitter Share, the Promise Forum and what I’m calling Promise Tube. Access to the forum and social networks will give you a chance to talk to people all over the world as participation builds, but you also have the opportunity to upload a 30-60 second video stating your promise on The Promise Tube.” (The business venture is the “I Promise Project” on Facebook and Twitter.) Thompson plans to offer her products to both individuals and non-profit groups wanting to adopt a high profile challenge such as stopping texting and driving, increasing civility, or stopping Catawba College business professor Pam Thompson has gotten bullying. “These groups can practical experience in bringing a product to sale through her bracelet order custom bracelets and then can make a difference project. and raise funds for the organization at the same time. We really liked the webbed her decisions. “One thing that can use meaningful colors or bracelet and the students afhelped was having my target even put logos (if allowed) on firmed my thoughts. I received market around me all day long, the bracelets for specific some bracelet prototypes from and my daughters at home, and groups and we will have fundan American manufacturer even the director of custom raising media packages for and worked back and forth fabrication at the bracelet their use,” she noted. with them and my students for manufacturer was a 24-yearBracelets are currently availfour weeks — it was agonizing old.” able in black, pink, red, sky just to make a decision on One thing Thompson’s bank- blue, royal Catawba blue, and this.” ing on with her business vendeep purple. Service members Thompson credited students ture is the social networking and their families may opt for enrolled in her fall business options available with the purthe popular digital camouflage classes and Phi Beta Lambda chase of her product. “There pattern and make a “promise members for assisting her in are at least four ways to interto come home,” or “promise to


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PROMISE FROM 1e wait” for the family member left behind, she said. “Mr. Ketner’s five fast pennies philosophy permeates this whole project,” Thompson explained. “We’ve had lots of discussions about keeping costs low, so the selling price can be low and the margin reasonable. The whole idea is to make a difference in people’s lives while selling bracelets. What’s so amazing to me is that a 90-yearold has bought into a project that ties social networking in with a product purchase — he gets it! I can’t thank him enough for his support of the I Promise Project.” Thompson is dependent on marketing her $8 bracelets through social networks – Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. She’s learned that “if you don’t believe in it and if you don’t market and push it, nobody will. “There have been a couple of days when I’ve woken up and wondered, ‘What have I done,’ ” she quipped, while noting that she is grateful for the lessons learned. “All of this is startup and it takes a strong stomach. I’ve learned how to get a toll-free number for just a few dollars a month, how to register a trademark and LLC, set up merchant services and online pay-

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Magellan Stevenson, a navy veteran, wears an ‘I Promise’ bracelet. ments, get employer and tax IDs, develop packaging, and negotiate volume discounts for a product. I’ve had to set up USPS and UPS accounts, make decisions on shipping and handling charges and methods, and try to estimate what demand will be. The students have helped each step of the

way and I am particularly grateful to Phi Beta Lambda, our professional business fraternity, for their continuing help.” Thompson is also grateful for the help of her brother, Ernie McDermon of Atlanta, who has assisted with the website and shopping cart. “My daughters and their friends

have been a tremendous help also as I am constantly bouncing ideas off of them and they have been wearing the bracelets and getting feedback,” Thompson said. Thompson’s neighbor and friend Mary Ann Johnson, Public Relations Director of LSA NC, has also helped as one of the early

adopters of the bracelets, and Adair Doran, a teacher at Salisbury High School, took bracelets with her on her trip to Spain over Christmas. Cecilia Stach, administrative assistant for the Ketner School of Business, has been instrumental in providing advice on the bracelet design and

group fundraising options. Tracy Ratliff (Public Relations, Catawba College) designed the unique Promise Bracelet packaging and contract, and Thompson’s uncle, Charles Liberty of Washington, D.C., also invested in the project. Former Catawba communications student Cheryl Knorr Foster is helping with the marketing effort in two weeks by bringing her professional video production team to campus to film a video for the website, and Thompson will be looking for people willing to participate in the video by making a captured promise. “At worst, if we end up giving the bracelets away, we’ve gotten our money’s worth in my opinion just by the business lessons learned. I will be carrying the lessons into the classroom this spring and I am willing to share the lessons learned with anyone who is interested.” In 2011, Thompson’s hopeful that plenty of people will want to make a difference in their lives by “making a promise, not a resolution.” Those interested in changing their life by purchasing a bracelet and making a promise may purchase a bracelet from Phi Beta Lambda students in the Ketner School of Business on Catawba’s campus, at Caniche in downtown Salisbury, N.C., or online at

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from its starch factories in North Kansas City and Indianapolis to be distributed as cattle feed supplement to help the area. Ray’s many local civic activities, current and past, include serving as board member of the Salisbury Rowan Symphony Orchestra; president of the Salisbury Rotary Club; president, chairman and board member of Waterworks Visual Arts Center, where he was instrumental in a capital campaign for expansion, renovation and subsequent major relocation. He served as chairman of the board of Rowan County SalRay Paradowski is shown vation Army; Crime Stoppers; here at a Waterworks Oyster past president and chairman Roast. of Rowan Chamber of Combeen a privilege to be a small merce and representative to part of so many accomplishthe Economic Development ments. He is quick to emphaCommission. Ray proudly served as trustee for 22 years size that no one person can and chairman of the board for accomplish those types of things alone. 19 years at Rowan-Cabarrus “Many, many talented and Community College. He has been a member of the Benev- gifted individuals have been a olent and Protective Order of part of them,” Ray said. “I cherish and consider it an Elks in Delaware, South Carhonor to have met and olina and North Carolina. Ray worked with so many dedicatserved on the Governor’s Business Committee for Edu- ed people since coming to Salisbury, Rowan County.” cation. He was a member of Well done, Ray. You are a American Chemical Society, Cleveland Engineering Socie- real good Yankee. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he ty, Chemical Manufacturers attended Fenn College of EnAssociation, a charter memgineering at Cleveland State ber and vice president of fiUniversity in Cleveland, nance for the N.C. Chemical Ohio, having majored in Industry Council, vice president of finance of the N.C. In- chemical engineering and had continuing education at dustry Council, a member of American Association of Tex- Texas Western , University of Maryland, University of tile Colorists and Chemists Delaware, Clemson Universiand the Society of Organic Chemical Manufacturers As- ty, Furman University and the University of South Carsociation. olina. Being a part of Rowan Ray is a veteran of the U.S. Technical Institute’s evolving Army’s Guided Missile Traininto Rowan Cabarrus Coming Center in El Paso, Texas, munity College and helping the program grow from a few and Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Md. He hundred students to over retired from National Starch 20,000 students has brought here in 1997 and was self-emRay great satisfaction. Ray ployed as a consultant until served many years as chairman of the board and provid- 2003. He and Lois are members of Sacred Heart Catholic ed leadership in the building Church, where he served as and renovations of the South Campus in Concord, the Busi- co-chair of its Capital Campaign Committee to relocate ness and Technology Center and build a new church buildon U.S. 29, Concord, the cosmetology center at Cloverleaf ing and pre-K- througheighth-grade school facility. Plaza, Concord; the cooperaRay and Lois are parents tive 40,000 square foot of three daughters, Sharon biotech facility at the N.C. Frankenfield of Salisbury; Research Campus in KanRhonda Hudgens of Charnapolis and the recently lotte; Pamela Jayne Clark of opened 400 Building on the Columbia, S.C.; and six grandNorth Campus. Serving as children. chairman of the college durWhat a man you are, Ray ing the employment of Dr. Carol Spalding to bring RCCC Paradowski. I hope that Salisbury-Rowan will now know into the 21st century was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you, as we your breakfast and golf friends have known and experience for Ray. To you all along. Welcome to cap it off, he recently served Salisbury. as chairman of the committee to pass a $12 million bond refLoyd Hill is a resident of erendum for RCCC. Salisbury. Ray has said that it has

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resident of Salisbury since 1957, I have been privileged to meet and learn to know many of the finest people that America has to offer. We have some of the warmest, kindest and productive volunteers that are seldom heard about but continue to serve our community in so many ways. LOYD Now, I know that we HILL Southerners still like to glamorize the South and look just a little suspiciously at the many Yankees who have chosen to make Salisbury Rowan their working area or retirement home. Many of them have contributed enormously to our working economy, our tax base as business owners and home owners as well as our culture and as volunteers in the community. I personally have long heard that there are Good Yankees and Bad Yankees. If you are a Bad Yankee, well, you know who you are. We Southerners do have our accomplishments and pride. I would like to tell you about a Good Yankee who, fortunately for us, came to Salisbury in 1983. His name is Ray Paradowski. Ray (with wife Lois) came to Salisbury to manage Proctor Chemical Co. Ray converted Proctor Chemical into a model National Starch and Chemical Co. production facility, which focused on employee and community safety, being a friend to the environment, a provider of good, high paying jobs and an asset to the culture and education of our area. I first met Ray when he became a board member at Waterworks Visual Art Center soon after his arrival in Salisbury. Ray’s many contributions began with his position at National Starch in the mid1980s when Rowan County and this area had a severe drought. Ray was able to coordinate the use of his company’s fleet of trucks to haul hay from the Midwest and Northeast to farmers of Rowan at no cost. The hay, corn and grain crops were essentially nil in this area during that year. His effort inspired other companies, including some NASCAR teams, to also help bring in food for farm animals. National Starch also contributed two 70-ton railroad hopper cars of gluten meal (protein)


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Steve and Liesa Carlisle of China Grove are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Lynn Carlisle, to Michael Robert Borkowski.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Lettie Mabry of China Grove and Helen Carlisle and the late Richard Carlisle of Landis. A 2006 graduate of South Rowan High School, Amber is currently a nursing student at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.

The future groom is the son of Robert and Diane Borkowski of Harrisburg and the grandson of Genevieve Gagne and the late Roland Gagne and Teddy Borkowski and the late Jean Borkowski, all of Meriden, Conn. A 2002 graduate of Central Cabarrus High School, and a 2006 graduate of UNC-Charlotte, Mike is employed as an engineer.


Chris and Niki Castor of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shanna Gail Castor, to Adrian Lee Pruett. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of East Rowan High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is employed in retail advertising. The future groom is the son of Larry and Ann Pruett of Salisbury. A 2000 graduate of North Rowan, Adrian received a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from North Carolina State University. He works as a Soil Scientist. The wedding will be on May 7, 2011, at Gold Hill Park.


The wedding is Sept. 10, 2011, at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.

BUCKLEBURY, England (AP) — Kate Middleton's picturesque country village of Bucklebury is never going to be the same. Starting Sunday, tour company operator Adrian Morton plans to send bus tours to Bucklebury, where Middleton was raised in privileged style some 55 miles (90 kilometers) west of London. He hopes they will be filled with visitors looking to experience what he dubs “Kate Middleton country,” figuring the home of a likely future queen of England should provide a draw. Americans in particular seem transfixed by the upcoming royal spectacle of Middleton’s April 29 marriage to Prince William at Westminster Abbey in London. “There seems to be more interest in the States than in our own country,” said Morton, who has long-standing ties to Bucklebury. “I’ve been contacted by an American tour operator about possible tours. You can see the places where she went to school and where she was christened. And locals are interested too.” The bus tour idea came from Morton’s twin brother, who lives in the United States and has seen an explosion of public fascination with the royal wedding. Adrian Morton anticipated some local resistance to the plan but claimed that none has surfaced. “I was thinking we might get some bad press, like ‘What do you think you’re doing sending great big coaches round our little country roads?’ but I haven’t heard anything negative or positive,” he said. “I imagine from a business point of view the pubs and restaurants will probably cash in on it, but as far as locals are concerned, they might not want the intrusion.” He predicted, however, there’s nothing Bucklebury can do to avoid the changes.

“It’s going to happen. The press is already camped out on their doorstep. We’re going to be very much in the background,” he said.

Robert and Mary Bare of Landis are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Leigh Bare, to Jarrod Neil Smith. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Stella Oxendine of Landis, the late Marvin Oxendine of Pembroke and the late Gene and Pearl Bare of Salisbury. A 2004 graduate of South Rowan High School, Meredith graduated in 2007 from Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology and attended Catawba College. She is employed at Robert Bare Associates and RBA Logistics. The future groom is the son of Dennis and Cindy Smith of Wilkesboro. He is the grandson of Rachel Self of North Wilkesboro and the late Bob Self of North Wilkesboro and the late Bill and Bettie Smith of Morganton. A 1998 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and a 2004 graduate of Applachian State University, Jarrod is employed by the Rowan-Salisbury School System. The wedding is April 2, 2011 at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel at Catawba College. R124394


Cruise memorable for the wrong reasons Dear Amy: I am one of eight kids and the third oldest of four girls, all senior citizens. On my bucket list was a cruise for us four sisters. I made the arrangements and my sisters reimbursed me. One of my sisters was ASK critical of everything AMY about the cruise. She thought the ship was the “Volkswagen” of cruise ships, she wasn’t pleased with the location of the cabin, the room we shared was the smallest she had ever been in, etc. She has been on many cruises, and I feel she is a cruise snob. After we were back on land I snapped at her. “I’m going to cry,” was her reply — meaning she felt it was all about her. Believe you me, I have done my share of crying since we’ve been home. I wanted us to have a good time and make memories, but all I’m left with are bad memories because of her attitude. I haven’t spoken to her since we returned home. Amy, am I justified in feeling hurt since I made the arrangements? — Hurt Sister

and work on your attitude. If you let your sister’s bad time ruin your time, then you are proving her right: It is all about her. She sounds like a grouch and a complainer. I assume she has always been this way, to one extent or the other. So, it’s all her loss. One way to reclaim your good time is to review your pictures from this cruise and rewrite the script you have in your head. Put together an album of photos with clever captions and focus on the good parts. Before you know it, those will be your primary memories. • • •

Dear Amy: My fiance and his 12-year-old son recently moved in with me, and I want to set some household boundaries without coming across like an evil stepmom. My stepson-to-be is a good kid, but doesn’t do the little things around the house that I would like him to do, like pushing in his chair after dinner, putting his own dishes in the dishwasher after a meal, putting the toilet seat down, taking out the garbage (his chore) when not asked, etc. I’m pretty agreeable (although I’ll admit I am used to order and like things neat), but think that if we’re going to keep the house clean and presentable, we Dear sister: Let’s shelve the can each do our part. question of how hurt you are On the other hand, I can

also see these requests coming across as controlling, and I want to try to avoid that. His dad is always very supportive of anything I ask and will ask his son to do these things if I ask him to. I just wanted to give it a go on my own first to establish some authority. Any suggestions? — Stepmom-to-be Dear Stepmom: This 12year-old boy is doing what all kids his age do. Sometimes he’ll remember to do things without prompting and sometimes he’ll forget. Sometimes he’ll be agreeable and sometimes, not so much. You should not waste your real authority over something as trivial as household chores. Stepparents have a very tricky role to play in the life of a child. The first thing you should establish is your warmth, trust, affection and friendship. This takes time. The authority will flow from that. For the initial period of your cohabiting, his father should review the rules of the house with him and face the music in terms of any pushback. You should always strive for the long view. Even when you’re frustrated, a good relationship is more important than an orderly home. Give the boy plenty of time to adjust, and offer him

opportunities to self-govern. He may have ideas for ways he can be useful; you should ask him. • • • Dear Amy: “Wondering Mother” and her husband couldn’t decide who should remove matches and batteries from their toddler’s reach. Really? These two get my vote for worst parents of the year, and I think they probably have a lot of competition. — Appalled Dear Appalled: As I responded to this letter, readers sometimes ask if I invent the questions I run in the column, but who can make this up? Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson’s memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them” (Hyperion), is available in bookstores.)

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Mr. & Mrs. William Gardner of Monticello, Ky. and Ms. Elizabeth Pearce of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lora Elizabeth Gardner, to Michael Patrick Rowe. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Ms. Darlene and the late Dr. Ralph A. Gardner of Woodleaf and the late Mr. and Mrs. Worth Benson of Woodleaf. A 1998 graduate of Apex High School, Lora graduated in 2006 from North Carolina State University with a BA in Sociology and received her teaching certificate from Meredith College in Raleigh. She is employed as a 2nd grade teacher in Wake County. The bride is pursuing a Masters in Education with a specialization in Reading at Meredith College. The future groom is the son of Ron and Delores Rowe of Cary. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rowe of Portsmouth, Va. and Ms. Pearl Goncalves and the late Joseph Goncalves, Sr. of Chesapeake, Va. A 1998 graduate of Cary High school, Michael has been self-employed for five years as a security system consultant and audio/visual equipment dealer. The bride and groom are planning an April 30 wedding at The Matthews House in Cary.

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Heidi Melissa McKinney and Andrew Joseph Keller of New York, N.Y., were united in marriage Oct. 23, 2010, at Fifth Ave. Presbyterian Church, New York, N.Y. Dr. Scott Black Johnston officiated. A reception followed at One If By Land, Two If By Sea. The bride was escorted by her father, Alan McKinney. The bride is the daughter of Alan and Teresa McKinney of Salisbury, and the granddaughter of Harvey and Irene Dezern of Salisbury and Earl McKinney and the late Ruth McKinney of Salisbury. A 1997 graduate of West Rowan, Heidi graduated from North Carolina State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel Management. She is employed at Westpoint Home. The groom is the son of Joseph and Eleanor Keller of Pleasanton, Calif. and the grandson of the late Glenn and Helen Bullock, the late Evelyn Bullock, and the late Joseph and Margaret Keller. Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts in history and political science as an undergraduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara. He earned his Master of Business Administration and his Juris Doctor at the University of San Francisco Law School. He is employed as a tax manager at KPMG, LLP. The couple are making their home in New York, N.Y.


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Have reality shows made TV a ‘vast wasteland’? hen I was not yet 6 years old, a man named Newton N. Minow stood before the Federal Communications Commission and referred to television as a “vast wasteland.” To make matters worse, Mr. Minow was at the time the Chairman of KENT BERNHARDT the Federal Communications Commission. That’s like the NFL Commissioner calling the entire American Football League a total bunch of losers. In his 1961 speech to the FCC, Minow also said “When television is good, nothing – not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers – nothing is better. But when tele-


vision is bad, nothing is worse.” In 1961, mind you, we were watching some fairly good TV. “Bonanza” was in its second year, you could watch acts from all over the world on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and for comedy relief, there were veterans Jack Benny and Red Skelton in weekly variety shows. Today though, I’m thoroughly convinced that if Mr. Minow were still alive, he wouldn’t call TV a vast wasteland. He’d simply say nothing, resign from the FCC, and move to a mountaintop in Tibet. Call me a cranky old coot, but most of today’s TV programming belongs in a dumpster. Technology has blessed us with hundreds upon hundreds of channels, and what have we done with them? Stripped them clean of creativity and imagination,

opting instead for “reality.” After all, creativity and imagination require effort. Reality…just sort of happens. All right, I don’t really mean what I’ve just written. I just watched “Jersey Shore” on MTV, and I’m feeling a little low. In truth, many TV crime dramas are better than they’ve ever been. Documentaries are marvelously written and produced. And even TV comedies, when they aren’t trying to lure every character into the bedroom for a cheap laugh, are nicely done. You have to look for it sometimes, but there’s still some great TV out there. What’s missing is the sense of heart TV shows once had. I hate to become the umpteenth TV analyst to lift up “The Andy Griffith Show” as a shining example of heart, but it is. What made

the show work then and keeps it working even today is its sense of family. TV isn’t sure what family is today. It tends to stumble around in the dark trying to redefine family, and fails for the most part. We liked these people in Mayberry. We could identify with them. If you notice, the writers were careful not to have the characters spit out jokes and one-liners. They created a family of funny characters and let us watch them live their everyday lives. That was nothing short of brilliant, and is why the show lasts. Sherwood Schwartz felt the same way about “Gilligan’s Island.” The creator of one of TV’s most enduring comedies once said “If all the characters on the island did nothing but slapstick comedy for a half hour, the show would’ve been a total

flop. These castaways became a family, and that’s why people loved it so much.” I’d like to think that TV will one day find its way back to that sense of family. It’s been missing for far too long. Surely some talented writers and producers miss it too, and will eventually take a chance on bringing it back to us. But I fear it’s gone forever. Andy Griffith lamented that fact when he was here in Salisbury in 1978. During a press conference at the Salisbury Holiday Inn, I asked him if he thought “The Andy Griffith Show” could ever make a comeback. “No,” he said. “TV has changed too much. Our little show would seem old fashioned and out of step today.” Remember, he said that in 1978, when the show had been off the air for only ten

years. I found his comments interesting. I also liked that he called it “our little show.” That show was like family to him; like a child he had raised. Andy understood family. I hope someone else does someday. Kent Bernhardt lives in Salisbury.

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Geriatric pick-up joint Rabbits, it’s time to shine This is an excerpt from two-step or line-dancing, “Laura On Life: Corn Dogs and mind you. I’m talking ballDust Bunnies” room dancing. At first I didn’t think he would agree. hen you have been He’s not the ballroom dancmarried for as long ing type. I told him that I as my husband and I wanted to learn because I have, you’ll always be on the don’t want to be embarrassed lookout for some activity that when one of our children gets you can both married and we are required do together. to dance at the reception. This activity When we got married back would prefer- in the last millennium, learnably be some- ing how to dance never enthing that did tered our minds. In fact, we not cause con- were quite shocked to learn cussions, that the German oom-pa-pa frostbite, or band that we hired for the ocheight anxicasion would require us to ety. In other dance. I know, I know, how LAURA words; no ex- very strange. But what SNYDER treme sports. could we do? You can’t fire a He and I band in the middle of your have always had our separate wedding reception. So we interests, but we are so difgamely locked our arms ferent that sometimes we around each other as if we need to put some real effort were in the back seat of his into finding something that car, and slowly moved will bring us together for an around the dance floor in no hour or two. Something oth- particular pattern. The only er than baby-making, that is. thing that resembled a waltz That is an activity for which in this parody was the fact we certainly don’t need any that both of us were determore practice. mined not to step on the othYou see, I’m the arts, er’s toes. crafts, and cultural part of After the waltz ended, the our two-some and he is the band picked it up a notch and epitome of the absent-minded swung into a rollicking polka. professor. You could put us My new husband and I had both in the same situation; such a look of dismay and say, a car accident. My hus- backed away from each other band would be plotting anso fast, spectators probably gles, mass and velocity to thought that one of us sudprove that the accident was- denly passed a particularly n’t his fault. I, on the other malodorous pocket of gas. hand, would stare at the mixWe survived our wedding, ture of anti-freeze, oil, and of course, and as for that sparkling broken glass and travesty of a first dance, think how beautiful it was well, we could be excused bewhen the sunlight hit it just cause we were young, in love, so. and providing free food to There was a time a few the attendees. years ago, when I talked my When any of our children husband into taking dancing marry, however, we will be lessons with me. Not just the expected to dance and dance


well. So we went to the first class determined that we would be the best darn ballroom dancers they ever saw. The building was a fanciful building in a not-toosavory section of town. It was made up to look like a palace, but the aqua and pink paint put me in mind of a Miami brothel. We went inside and found that we were the only people under sixty in the joint. Not that we have anything against old people. In fact, I aspire to be one someday. We danced together with a trainer for a half-hour and then joined the others. The next trainer decided that no one should stay with the same partner for more than 60 seconds. Like a baton in a geezer relay race, I found myself passed from one seventy-year old Don Juan wanna-be to another; each one trying out his special never-been-known-to-fail leer on the new young chick. When we left this geriatric pick-up joint later that evening, my husband declared that he’s never smelled so much cheap perfume or been fondled by so many old ladies since he stumbled into a Red Hat convention on New Year’s Eve We agreed that when it came time for our children to marry, we would pay them to elope. Laura Snyder is a nationally syndicated columnist, author and speaker. You can reach Laura at Or visit her website for more info.

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There’s more to the Chinese Zodiac than a hippety hop into year 4708 for people born under the sign of rabbit. Rabbit babies are private, introverted and withdrawn. Or quietly charismatic, thoughtful and calm? It’s hard to generalize a destiny using a centuries-old system based on natural elements, marked by fixed colors and assigned a dozen animals as they correspond to the hour, date, month and year of birth. One thing is clear, said Elizabeth VanderVen, an assistant history professor at Rutgers University in Camden, N.J., and a specialist on Chinese and eastern Asian culture. “Rabbits are considered to be especially lucky financially,” she said, noting some believe rabbits are the luckiest of all signs in the Chinese Zodiac. That, VanderVen said, could be especially true this year because the 2011 rabbit year corresponds with the element of metal, symbolizing great wealth. This we can make easy sense of: Alex Rodriguez is a rabbit. Same for Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Drew Barrymore, Enrique Iglesias, George Orwell, Frank Sinatra, Albert Einstein and Leon Trotsky. In Vietnam, the rabbit’s not a rabbit at all but a cat, which failed to make the top 12 in China, according to legend.

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2011 is the Year of the rabbit. other rabbit hears include 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 and 1999. The rabbit comes fourth in the zodiac’s 12-year cycle. Rabbit years include 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 and 1999 on the more international Gregorian calendar, as opposed to the luni-solar Chinese calendar that pegs 2011 as 4708. The major holiday in Asia shifts somewhat over January and February. This year it runs Feb. 3 and always lasts for 15 days. The Chinese calendar not only follows the 12-year cycle but characteristics within the cycle are touched by the influences of fire, earth, metal, water and wood — each with a yin (female) form and a yang (male) form. To make leap year adjustments, the colors of white, black, green, red and brown are also assigned. This rabbit year is white yin metal, likely making the precious metal of silver prominent, so watch for lots of sil-

ver souvenirs. “The 2011 rabbit will obtain wealth if s/he works hard and diligently,” VanderVen predicts. Her personality list for rabbits: honest, sensitive, tactful, stylish, sophisticated, virtuous and modest, but they're also viewed as snobbish, standoffish, self-righteous, oversensitive and a little unpredictable. Boston's Brittany Falconer, 23, is a rabbit. Is she more Bugs than Jessica? “I can't make a rabbit face like Jessica,” she said, “but I guess I’m somewhat rabbitlike: quiet, observant and capable of sneakiness!” Much of last year wasn’t fueled by rabbit luck for Falconer. She graduated from college in 2009 and couldn't land a fulltime job until September. “I do think I've been very lucky in enjoying an uptick in complimentary drinks,” she said.

They can act, but can they sing? BY SEAN DALY St. Petersburg Times

Gwyneth Paltrow is getting beat up pretty dang good for her new movie “Country Strong,” about an alcoholic Nashville warbler struggling to stay on the charts. Although the flick flatlined, her vocals proved surprisingly decent, an effervescent midrange coo she also loosed in 2000’s “Duets” and on TV’s “Glee,” where she played Holly Holiday, a role she’ll reprise this spring. Of course, Paltrow is a member of a rather rare group: actors who can sing well. Alas, a much larger demographic is actors who can sing well enough to make cats explode. Herewith, some of AssociAted Press the best and worst thespiansGwyneth Paltrow is an actor turned-golden throats, with a who can sing. special place reserved our alltime king of pleasurable pain. glorious Hollywood actor doing whatever he flippin’ The good pleased. Jamie Foxx: Granted, the David Hasselhoff: There are fast-talkin’ comedian sounds large groups of people better as Ray Charles than as (namely, Germany) who will himself. Nevertheless, the Os- disagree with our disparagcar winner’s champagne-room ing of the Hoff. But if you’ve vibe helps sells his smooth ever YouTubed one of his R&B bangers. classics — try “Jump in My Neil Patrick Harris: It doesn’t Car” —you’ll be aghast at matter if he’s the belt-it-out how the Hoff has no problem host of every other awards sullying the planet with his show or slaying us as Bryan aural badness. “Dream On” Ryan on “Glee,” Eddie Murphy: The fact that NPH is our No. 1 man crush. I have 1985’s “Party All the His top pop moment? A hilar- Time” on my iPod (it’s a Rick iously sobby end-credit ver- James thing, OK?) does not sion of “Cat’s in the Cradle” excuse Eddie from being No. on “How I Met Your Mother.” 1 on our Hollywood all-ego Jennifer Lopez: Yes, Jenny team. He was a brilliant coFrom the Block makes for median, and we still root for tabloid fodder. And her up- a comeback. But Ed’s desire coming “American Idol” stint to dominate in all facets of has bustaroo written all over entertainment was the very it. But time travel to certain height of fame-hungry slimclubs on a Saturday night cir- iness. ca ‘97, and you’ll find a mass Other bad actor-singers? grind-a-thon to the Latina heat Leonard Nimoy, Jack Wagnof “Waiting for Tonight.” er, Don Johnson and Patrick Other good actor-singers? Swayze. (Oh, come on. “She’s Richard Harris, Vanessa Hud- Like the Wind” stinks!) gens, David Soul and Lee MaIt’s hard to put William jors. (You know: “‘Cause I’m the Shatner in either category. unknown stuntman that makes After all, his 1968 rendition Eastwood look so fine...”). of “Mr. Tambourine Man” is so bad it’s actually good — well, “good” if you enjoy The Bad overwrought, hamtastic spoBruce Willis: Remember ken-word readings that make the ripe, faux-blues awful- you shoot milk out of your ness that was the 1987 hit nose. “Respect Yourself”? Bruce’s desire to caterwaul was the Sean Daly can be reached second-worst case of a vain- at


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Young performers dance in several groups on stage during the auditions for the upcoming youth theater production of ‘The Jungle Book KIDS’ at the Norvell. More than 140 children tried out for 35 parts.

k o bo Kendall Welch videos the auditions for the upcoming performance of The Jungle Book. Both Welch and Ian Walser, right, were on hand to audition for parts.


It’s a jungle out there. At least if you’re vying for a part in the youth theatre production of “The Jungle Book KIDS!” A record-setting 150 children auditioned to play Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie, Shere Khan and the rest of the gang Jan. 4, 5 and 6 at the Norvell Theater, said Justin Dionne, marketing director for Piedmont Players Theatre Inc. Budding actors traveled from all around Rowan County and beyond, including Charlotte, New London, Concord, Statesville and Mooresville. Those auditioning sang, danced and participated in a cold reading from the script. Disney’s “The Jungle Book KIDS!” is the third production of the inaugural Norvell season and will be performed

Jayln McCombs reads from the play during auditions. He was cast for the main character of Mowgli.

for area 4th and 5th graders in February, with public per-

A large number of children attended auditions for a production of The Jungle Book at The Norvell children’s theater.

formances Feb. 18, 19, 25 and 26.

At the end of three days of auditions, young actors wait for the cast list to be posted.

Director Gwen Matthews and music director Emily Schuttenberg talk during the audition.