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Authorities seek leads in man’s death

Two life sentences Lambert killed pair of men after arguing in downtown bar

Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins said Monday investigators still aren’t sure how a man died whose body was discovered Sunday in a creek running through City Park. Collins identified the man as 42-year-old Richard Carl Reeder of Glenwood Avenue in Salisbury. Friends and family identified the man as Reeder on Sunday, but police would not confirm that until Monday afternoon. “Though police suspected that this was who they were dealing with yesterday, in an effort to be cautious, they elected to await an official ruling from the Medical Examiner’s office before making this information available,” Collins said in a press release. A church bus driver, stopping to pick up children along North Jackson Street for Sunday services, noticed Reeder’s body lying in the shallow creek on the far eastern end of the park around 9:30 a.m. People who gathered Sunday on a North Jackson Street sidewalk, including Reeder’s stepfather and uncle, said they believed he was a victim of foul play. They said Reeder did not have his wallet, a cell phone or shoes. His leather jacket was off and located at a drainage pipe several feet from where the body was found, the men said. The neighbors and family members who saw the body said Reeder had injuries to his face. Police took a 2-by-4 board


Larry Thomas Andrews Sr. used to spend every Thursday night with his son. Now, instead of kicking back and fishing with Larry “Rudy” Thomas Andrews Jr., he feels “lost and devastated.” “I’m just lost now,” Andrews said Monday, referring to the death of his son. The junior Andrews and his classmate from Davidson County Community College, Mickey Wayne Jordan, were shot to death in downtown Salisbury in June after a scuffle over a pool table at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. John Curtis Lambert pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in Rowan County Superior Court on Monday. Superior Court Judge Calvin Murphy of Charlotte sentenced Lambert, 30, of China Grove, to two consecutive life sentences in prison without patrol. The death penalty was on the table if Lambert had been convicted by a jury. Instead, Rowan County District Attorney Bill Kenerly arranged a plea agreement that would ensure Lambert spends the rest of his life behind bar. Kenerly said that although one life sentence would keep Lambert in jail for life, he asked Murphy to consider two life sentences rather to make a “statement to the community.” Although family members were still leaning toward capital punishment they said they are content with the outcome of Monday’s hearing. Andrews’ oldest sister, Tonya Angell, said she knows her brother would be happy with the decision. “My brother was not a vindictive kind of person,” she said. “He would have shook (Lambert’s) hand and told him, ‘It’s all good man, it’s OK.’ ” • • • Kenerly called Salisbury Police Detective Russell DeSantis to the stand to testify Monday. DeSantis described details of the shooting, saying after a verbal altercation between Lambert and Jordan ensued at Benchwarmers, Lambert was kicked out of the bar. After leaving the bar, he went to his girlfriend’s house at 801 N. Main St. where he obtained a .45-caliber handgun before returning to a parking lot on Fisher Street to wait for Jordan and Andrews to exit the bar. When the men left in Jordan’s green Chevrolet Trailblazer, heading north on South Main Street, Lambert followed closely behind in his white Toyota pickup. As they approached the intersection of Main and Innes streets, Lambert fired nine times, hitting Jordan and Andrews. DeSantis said when Salisbury Police arrived, Andrews was dead and Jordan was drifting in and out of consciousness. Jordan was taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where he died nine days later. A passenger in the back seat, Anthony Parker, was not injured. DeSantis said during an interview with Lambert he learned there had been “bad blood” between him and Jordan for several years and Jor-


Woman steps in front of train KANNAPOLIS — An Amtrak passenger train struck and killed an 18-year-old near downtown Monday afternoon. Capt. Chuck Adams of the Kannapolis Police Department said Stephanie Nichole Ennis, 314 Windrose Lane SW, Concord, apparently intended to step in front of the oncoming train. “From witness statements, she stepped into the path of the train,” Adams said. The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. behind businesses in the 900 block of North Main Street, not far from the Kannapolis train depot and just across Main from the N.C. Research Campus. The engineer sounded the northbound train’s horn when he saw the woman on the track, Adams said. The train eventually stopped slightly north of the Dale Earnhardt Boulevard overpass.

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give a lot back. That’s kind of the spirit of the group.” Contributions to the Christmas Happiness Fund may be brought to the Salisbury Post, 131 W. Innes St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or mailed to the Salisbury Post Christmas Happiness Fund, P.O. Box 4639 Salisbury, NC

Three candidates are on the short list to replace Jack Thomson and lead the Historic Salisbury Foundation. This week, a search committee will interview the finalists. The Historic Salisbury Foundation Board of Trustees could name a new executive director as early as Friday. Thomson took a job in September as executive director for the Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County. The search committee received about 80 resumes from all over the country, said Susan Sides, committee chair and vice president for the Board of Trustees. The finalists all have a “very strong preservation background, both in education and employment,” she said. “Any of the three will be most exciting to lead us forward,” Sides said. The foundation board will meet and vote Thursday night after the last interview. Sides said the dozens of candidates for the job had a detailed understanding of Salisbury’s historic preservation efforts, which are well-known across the country. Many candidates wrote about Salisbury’s reputation as a community of people who care about their past, she said. “People in the preservation field know Salisbury,” she




John Curtis Lambert speaks to the family of the victims before sentencing. Lambert, 30, was sentenced Monday in the killings of Larry Thomas “Rudy” Andrews Jr. and Mickey Wayne Jordan.

Group of friendly pool players spreads cheer BY KARISSA MINN

For about 14 years, a group of friends has met weekly at the home of Bob Lewis to play pool on a table in his basement. Lewis, a Salisbury resident, gave to the Christmas Happiness Fund this year in honor of that Wednesday night pool group, the Order of the Silver Slipper. Though not everyone attends every week, there are about a dozen current members of the order, and some of them have been coming since it began. Lewis retired from First Presbyterian Church as its pastor in 2002, and he said many of the order’s members are members of that church. He now directs the Doctor of Ministry program at Hood Theological Seminary. The order’s unique name originates with the Cole Haan penny loafers some of the original members used to buy. “At that time, Cole Haan had a keychain with a silver slipper on it, so we got a good number of those silver slipToday’s forecast 31º/14º Sunny skies, frigid temps


pers,” Lewis said. “When we inducted someone into the membership of the order, we gave them a silver slipper.” He said the company has since discontinued the keychain. “There are a few newer people in the Order of the Silver Slipper without silver slippers,” he said, laughing. The members also give each other memorable nicknames — Lewis answers to “The Man.” Not only does the group laugh and play together, but its members also help each other in times of need. “If any one of us in trouble, he has a whole group of friends to stand with him,” Lewis said. Lewis donated last year in honor of the order, as well, but he didn’t use its official name. He said he chose to give to Christmas Happiness because he believes in its cause and the children it helps. “I’m very concerned about the homeless and hungry and those that are not as privileged as we are,” he said. “I think we’ve got to give something back. This group is made up of people who

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LIBERTY (AP) — A company that makes custom color solutions used in polymers plans to open a North Carolina manufacturing plant that will employ about 70 workers within three years. Gov. Beverly Perdue’s office said Monday that Americhem will receive a $225,000 grant from taxpayers if it meets targets on the $23 million project. The plant is slated to open in the Randolph County town of Liberty. Americhem employs nearly 130 at Concord. Americhem’s average annual wage for the new jobs will be more than $35,000 plus benefits, higher than the county average of about $29,000.

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creek, said he went to bed. Reeder worked at Magna Composites on Statesville Boulevard. Family members could not be reached Monday evening. Investigators ask anyone with information about the case to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-6385333 or Crime Stoppers at 1866-639-5245. Callers may remain anonymous.

cause of Clement’s work in the 1970s, she said. “It’s a direct reflection of Ed Clement’s vision,” she said. While Clement laid the foundation 40 years ago, Thomson’s six-year tenure is credited with changing the image of Historic Salisbury from stodgy to youthful and politically active. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

Hearing held as part of accreditation process BY SHELLEY SMITH

Only three Salisbury residents showed up to the public information and comment session at the Salisbury Police Department Monday night, which is a part of the department’s reaccreditation process. The department is seeking it’s seventh re-accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The Salisbury Police Department has to comply with 464 standards in order to gain accredited status, and is the “most significant advancement that a law enforcement agency can accomplish.” “While maintaining high standards is important, the

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most meaningful achievement is the enhanced level of service that is provided to the community,” Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins said. The assessment team arrived in Salisbury on Saturday, and has reviewed written materials, interviewed people and visited offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. Assessors Capt. Bruce Robertson with the Centerville Police Department of Centerville, Ohio, and Capt. Nancy Dietz with the Wilmington Department of Police, in Wilmington, Del., led the information session and comment section Monday night. DeeDee Wright was one of two residents to speak, and came to support “Salisbury’s finest,” she said, but added she had concerns about the department. Her concerns included the low pay of Salisbury Police officers, the growing population versus the number of officers, and in-service training of the officers. “I don’t know how much inservice training is given to our officers,” she said, and sug-

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Beginning balance .....................................................$41,403 In honor of my Sunday Breakfast Buddies: Howard, Mike, Julie, Lindsay, and Mark and the wonderful waitresses at Jeter’s who wait on us by Nan Martin ................................................................$50 Anonymous ....................................................................$75 The Order of the Silver Slippers by Bob Lewis ...................$50 In memory of Herman Brown and in honor of Lane Brown on his birthday by Claudette Brown...............................................$100 In honor of the wonderful staff of Rocky River Elementary in Concord N.C. It is a pleasure to work with such great people by Susan Keiger ..............................................................................$100 In memory of two wonderful ladies Jean Lambert and Rosia Ross. Love you Cathy ...................................................................$20 In loving memory of Frank H. Basinger and Florence Basinger by Janis B. Eury.......................................................................$20 Anonymous ....................................................................$20 In honor of our Sunday School teachers at Grace Lutheran Church, Salisbury, N.C. by Wayne and Dolly Moose............................$25 In loving memory of our daughters, Luanne H. Fink and Amy B. Hartman by Larry and Brenda Gilbert ..................................$100 In memory of Bob Hunt by Larry and Brenda Gilbert..........$25 In honor of Ann Carscaddon ..........................................$100 In memory of A.L. “Chick” Collins and Miriam Clary and in honor of Marie Cuthrell by Mildred J. Collins and Joel Collins ...........$25 In memory of our daughter Phyllis A. Jones by Jim and Ruth Albright .................................................................................$25 In honor of our Sunday school teachers Debbie Miller and Billy Goodman at Immanuel Lutheran Church by The Arthur Shipton Class ....................................................................$50 In honor of my parents James and Sylvia Alexander by Pam Alexander ...........................................................................$10 Merry Christmas from Amvets Post 565 of Salisbury .........$50 In memory of Ray and Irene McCombs ...........................$100 In memory of Eddie Fidler..............................................$100 In memory of Earl Wesley “Wes,” Malone or Pop to his granddaughters and grandchildren. We miss you lots and Nan is doing well by Dan, Dawn, Chandler and Chace Herring....................$25 In memory of deceased members of Golden Rule Sunday School Class at Milford Hills Methodist Church ................................$25 In honor of Katherine Lyerly by Group 1 LCW Christiana Lutheran Church ..........................................................................$50 In honor of Donnie and Lynn Marsh and Ronnie and Bonnie Marsh by Jean Hudson ..................................................................$50 In honor of Dr. Ronald H. Steelman................................$100 In memory of Ben and Shirley Lanning and in honor of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren by Steve Lanning......$100 In memory of Dermot and Katharyn Weaver, Ned and Ilene Norris and Mark Norris by Eric, Kathy, Erin, Kristen, Jonathan and Zack .........................................................................$100 For other children by Will, Skyler and Miles .......................$50 In memory of Jack and Willie Alexander and Glenn and Maggie Holshouser by James, Sylvia and Pam Alexander...................$20 In memory of my Dad, James Shuping and in honor of our grandson Emmett Correll by Terri Correll .......................................$20 Total ........................................................................$1,585 Running total..........................................................$42,988



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Civil court dismisses domestic violence protection order against Alicia Bean

Confederate Street Fire

Staff report


Fire heavily damaged this split-level home at 521 Confederate Ave. early Monday afternoon. The fire started in the back upstairs portion of the house. No one was injured.

Cause of blaze may have been electrical BY MARK WINEKA

Fire swept through the back portion of a Confederate Avenue home early Monday afternoon, causing heavy damage. Reacting to an in-home smoke alarm, owner Richard Prim moved quickly to an upstairs back office, where flames already were enveloping a corner of the room. Prim retrieved a blanket and tried to use it to stop the fire from spreading, but the blanket caught fire. Prim was able to call 911, collect his two dogs and make it out of the house safely. He briefly considered going back for car keys to move his vehicle away from the house, but the smoke and fire were by then too intense. He said he thought the fire was electrical in nature. His wife, Dr. Constance Stanton, was not at home at the time. “This morning the lights kind of flickered,” Prim said, thinking at the time it was just


A domestic violence protection order against a former mayor of Spencer was dismissed in Rowan County civil court Monday. Alicia Bean’s husband, Tony Bean, dropped the 50B order he had taken out against her Oct. 22. Although the 50B was dismissed, both Tony and Alicia agreed to a consent order to stay away from and not communicate with each other except when allowed by the court. Tony Bean took out the 50B order about a month after Alicia Bean’s Sept. 19 attempted suicide while under “homicide and suicide watch” at LifeWorks Behavioral Health Center, according to Tony Bean. Tony Bean listed the attempted suicide in the 50B. Tony Bean also filed for divorce Nov. 22. According to the domestic violence protective order, Alicia Bean on Oct. 20 “told people that she would kill (Tony Bean) and his family.” A Rowan County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to serve the order Oct. 29 at Rowan Regional Medical Center or Alicia Bean’s home. The deputy wrote “defendant is on life support at RRMC” to explain why the service was unsuccessful. It is not clear who provided that information to the deputy. Spencer police attempted on Sept. 17 to serve an order for Alicia Bean’s arrest, stemming from the incident in May 2009 when she held law enforcement officers at

bay with a gun at her Spencer home. Officers had responded to a suicide threat. Bean, 42 at the time, was taken into custody and placed in a state mental hospital. Upon her release from the hospital, Bean was BEAN charged with assaulting law enforcement officers. She was released on $5,000 secured bond in December 2009. Conditions of her release required her to live with her mother in Salisbury. The terms were later amended to allow Bean to live with her sister in Spencer. But the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office then alleged Bean had violated the terms of her release by living alone. A hearing was set for Sept. 16 in Rowan County Superior Court. Bean did not appear, and the order for her arrest was issued. Spencer Police Chief Michael James, Sgt. Martin Brigman and Officer Jeremy Crews the next day went to Bean’s home to serve the order but learned from her mother that Bean was not there, James said. Bean attempted suicide two days later. Bean held elected office in Spencer for six years — two years as alderwoman, two as mayor pro tem and two as mayor. Contact Shelley Smith at 704-797-4246. Emily Ford contributed to this story.

Food distribution to Rowan residents is today at Salisbury Civic Center From his driveway, homeowner Richard Prim (blue coat) describes to a Salisbury firefighter how quickly a fire swept through the back of his house early Monday afternoon. a non-threatening electrical issue connected to the day’s windy conditions. Investigators with the Salisbury Fire Department were preparing to go through the house once all the hot spots were taken care of. Fire Chief Bob Parnell said the fire started in the back right portion of the house, a split-level designed by late Salisbury architect John Ramsay. The house is located at 521 Confederate Ave., between Brownrigg and Richmond roads. Units first responded to the fire about 1:05 p.m. Arrangements were being made with the American Red

icant fire, smoke and water damage. Personnel from Salisbury, Ellis Crossroad, Spencer, Granite Quarry, Rowan Rescue and Salisbury Police Department worked the scene. Additional units were called immediately because of the day’s freezing temperatures and high winds, Battalion Chief David Morris said. Granite Quarry and South Salisbury provided additional coverage for Salisbury while units were committed to Confederate Avenue.

Cross to assist with temporary lodging for the couple. Prim said he has lived at the house for about 13 years. While firefighters were on the scene, Richmond Road neighbor Jenny Tenney housed Prim and Stanton’s dogs in her utility room. Contact Mark Wineka at The house incurred signif- 704-797-4263.

Food distribution is today, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or until all the food is gone, at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Rowan County residents only are eligible. Food stamp recipients should bring the letters which were mailed to them. All others who do not receive food stamps can come to Salisbury Civic Center because they may also be eligible to receive the free food. However, they must disclose their total gross monthly household income. Due to unavailability of boxes, participants must bring boxes or bags to carry out the food. The following are examples of the income guidelines: Family of one person, $1,805; two, $2,428; four, $3,675; six. $4,922. Available foods: apple sauce, canned salmon, apple juice, flour, tomato soup, cheddar cheese chunks, vegetable mix, chicken leg quarters, peanut butter and beef round roast. In agreement with federal laws and policies of the Department of Agriculture, this agency prohibits any discrimination based on race, skin color, nationality, sex, age or physical disability. Sponsored by the Altrusa Club of Salisbury and the Salisbury Department of Parks and Recreation.

Kannapolis OKs bonds, moves forward with health department plan KANNAPOLIS – The Kannapolis City Council voted unanimously to take advantage of a provision allowing the forthcoming $35 million bond issue to include $26.6 million in Build America bonds. Those are a special kind of bond subsidized in part by the federal government as part of the stimulus bill. "Right now, the savings that we see would be approximately $2.1 million over the

17-year life of the loan,” Kannapolis Finance Director Eric Davis said. The alternative would be to use standard revenue bonds to borrow these funds. That would mean a slightly lower up-front cost in fees, Davis said, but the city would pay out more in interest over the life of the loan. Ever since the economic downturn struck in 2008, Kannapolis has struggled to finance millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements – water lines, paving and other updates – largely

spurred by the N.C. Research Campus. Right now, the U.S. government is paying a 35 percent tax subsidy, designed to spur more investors. City Manager Mike Legg told the council that Build America bonds have created about $2.6 billion of dollars of investments around the state. "Just about every local government you can think of in North Carolina has invested in these," Legg said. And Davis said that the interest rates the city will have

to pay on these bonds are lower than anticipated. "We're actually seeing a decreased cost" using that method, he said. If the federal government should decide to end the subsidy in a future year, Legg said the city would refinance the loan with tax-exempt bonds with no penalty. Underwriting fees? Haas asked. Are they comparable? "We're going to see roughly a million dollars less in costs to us over the life of the loan." Cabarrus County will

share in the savings. Half the county’s property tax proceeds from a downtown district including the Research Campus will go to repay the debt, starting in 2013. In return, Kannapolis will use $13.5 million of the loan to build a new facility in the city for the Cabarrus Health Alliance. The county would ordinarily be responsible for building a new health department building. The council also voted unanimously to approve the

project ordinance for the Cabarrus Health Alliance building, which will be collateral for the city’s bond sale. Kannapolis City Attorney Wally Safrit said that the health department wants to construct the building. Under the project ordinance, the Cabarrus Health Alliance will act as the city’s agent to build the building, then will lease and operate it as if they owned it. When the bonds are paid off, the city will likely sell






Commissioners delay Police investigators looking for three possible restructuring people passing counterfeit $100 bills of Rowan County Senior Services Dept. “The working relationship with Leslie and her staff could not have been any better,” said Fox. “We’ve had two years of a great, efficient audit.” The county’s revenues have decreased, Fox said, but so have its expenditures. Both decreases were expected and budgeted. Fox noted that the county had net gains in both enterprise funds for the airport and the landfill. After the presentation, Sides said the county isn’t in the business of making money, and that income is being set aside for anticipated expenses. Barber drew attention to the fact that the county spent about $1.3 million from its fund balance in fiscal year 2010. “We had planned to budget dipping into our fund balance by $7.5 million,” Barber said. “It turned out we didn’t have to dip into it that far. ... I attribute that to the fact that our staff and directors did an excellent job of controlling expenses and giving that money back.” As of June 30, the county had about $31 million in its fund balance. Fox said this is about 25 percent of its general fund expenditures, much higher than the 8 percent required by the Local Government Commission. The county drew in slightly more revenue from property taxes than in fiscal year 2009, due to a larger tax base. Sales tax revenue has decreased steadily over the past three years, but Fox said he expects some stabilization in 2011 and hopefully a slight increase in 2012. Expenses on human services, eduation and public safety have all decreased slightly since fiscal year 2009, while debt service has increased.

A possible restructuring of the Rowan County Senior Services Department has been delayed for 60 days. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to table the decision and appoint County Manager Gary Page as interim senior services director. County Commissioner Jim Sides made the motion to delay the vote and appoint Page “in an effort for us to obtain additional information and learn a little bit more about how this would affect other areas.” On Nov. 4, commissioners asked Page to provide a list of possible scenarios for restructuring the department after the Nov. 30 retirement of Director Clyde Fahnestock. The five scenarios given would save the county between $58,000 and $143,000. They include simply hiring someone to replace Fahnestock or making senior services a part of the Department of Social Services, either keeping it at the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center or moving it in with DSS. Another option is to transfer senior services staff and operaMan stabbed during tions under Rufty-Holmes. Chairman Chad Mitchell brawl at restaurant said he currently prefers the A man was stabbed early scenario that would transfer Sunday after a brawl broke the department to Ruftyout inside George’s Italian Holmes. Grill and Bar, 124 E. Innes St. “I would ask that during Salisbury Police Chief that time... the county managRory Collins said Officer W.A. er begin speaking with the Lane was working a security Rufty-Holmes board on how a detail outside the bar when he transfer could or would be posnoticed a large crowd running sible,” Mitchell said. toward the front door about Page wrote to the board in 1:15 a.m. an e-mail that all senior servLane reported about 15 to ices employees would become 20 people were fighting and employees of the nonprofit incalled for backup. stead of the county, and they After breaking up the fight, would no longer be eligible for police were unable to identify county benefits. Instead, they the cause of the fights or any would receive the retirement aggressors. and health benefits of RuftyLater, Lane was called to Holmes employees. Rowan Regional Medical CenCommissioner Raymond ter after a man reported he Coltrain asked that the board had been stabbed at the bar. consider the effects of any sceCalvin Jerome Smyre, 26, nario on the current senior services staff. Contact reporter Karissa How To Get The “We’ve got some long-term Minn at 704-797-4222. Perfect Shoe Fit employees there who have invested their lives,” Coltrain said. “We’ve invested in them, as well.” Commissioner Jon Barber • Team Discounts Available! said he supports making the program more efficient, but • Ball team numbers & lettering available not in a way that would cut services to senior adults. He go to view the said the board should focus on how the program can provide more and better services. “I do not want the sole focus Highway 52, Granite Quarry to be on cost-cutting at the exat 704-279-2651 pense of the senior citizens or our veterans,” Barber said. 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of Statesville, told officers he was not involved in the fight and was trying to get out of the bar when he felt a pain in his left side. The police report described the wound as small with no serious injury. Smyre told police he has no idea who stabbed him.

CG woman charged with drug trafficking A China Grove woman has been arrested after a traffic violation led to drug trafficking charges. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office c h a r g e d Dorothy Roig, 38, of 1130 L a w i n g Drive, China Grove, with two counts of trafficking heroin; posROIG session with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin; maintaining a vehicle to keep and store a controlled substance; and driving while impaired. Capt. John Sifford said Officer Oliver Greene stopped Roig on Thursday after noticed her vehicle weaving from lane to lane to Barringer Road. Talking to Roig, Sifford said, Greene noticed her speech was “extremely slurred.” Sifford said Greene conducted a sobriety test, which Roig failed. After obtaining permission to search the vehicle, Greene found a bottle containing 96 oxycodone pills that were not prescribed to Roig, Sifford said. Roig was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 se-

cured bond. She was not listed among the inmates there Monday evening.

Detention center inmate bites officer

Authorities say an inmate at the Rowan County Detention Center bit an officer three times, drawing blood and sending the guard to RoMedical for treatment. George John Golliver, 48, of 134 Tryon Run Road, Rockwell, has been charged with felony m a l i c i o u s GOLLIVER conduct by a prisoner, two counts of misdemeanor assault on a government official and misdemeanor resist, obstruct and delay of an officer. Capt. John Sifford of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said Golliver became violent, swinging at detention officer E.L Heilig after Heilig asked him to turn around and face the wall of his isolation cell. Officers Heilig, M.G. Kruk and N.W. Yon had transported the man to isolation with no incident, but once inside, Golliver became loud. He started kicking the cell door and beating it with his fist. Sifford said when officers intervened, Golliver attacked Heilig. Officers used pepper spray to get Golliver under control. Golliver had been arrested for failing to register as a sex offender by failing to change his address on Sept. 7. He was issued a $20,000 secured bond at that time. Golliver was being held in the jail Monday under an additional $10,000 bond.


Salisbury man faces hit and run charges

A Salisbury man has been charged with felony hit and run after Salisbury Police he say struck a pedestrian and fled the scene Sunday. Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins said Carlos Eduardo Ro- RANKIN d r i g u e z Cruz, 39, was opening the door to help his daughter out of the car on West Monroe Street when Troy Jerry Rankin, 57, of 615 W. Horah St. struck him. Cruz’s daughter, Annilu Sanchez, told police a sports car clipped her father’s legs, pinning him between the two vehicles. Sanchez said when Rankin did stop he was “staggering and appeared to be intoxicated.” Collins said officers traced the vehicle’s tag number to 615 W. Horah St. They found Rankin on the couch at the home, Collins said, and he “appeared to be passed out.” After police talked with Rankin, Collins said, he admitted to hitting Cruz with his car. Police performed a number of sobriety tests on Rankin before he was arrested and charged with driving while impaired and felony hit and run injury. Cruz has been treated and released from Rowan Regional Medical Center. Rankin was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,500 secured bond.

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Investigators with the Concord Police Department want to identify three people involved in passing counterfeit $100 bills in Concord and Salisbury. On Sept. 18, the Walmart at 150 Concord Commons Place reported that three people passed four counterfeit $100 bills in the store. The store’s video surveillance system captured the images of the three people suspected of committing the crime. Additionally, the Walmart located at 323 S. Arlington St. in Salisbury reported to the Salisbury Police Department that they had received four counterfeit $100 bills. Both the Concord and Salisbury Walmart stores reported that the counterfeit bills were passed on the same day. These individuals also passed four additional counterfeit $100 bills at the Salisbury Walmart on Oct. 10. The suspects involved are two females and one male. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000, or Cabarrus County Crimestoppers at 704-93CRIME. Tips may also be left online at the following address: Navigate to the Police Department page and there will be a link to leave online crime tips.

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Desperate times, indeed Job market shifts in N.C. esperate times, we’ve oft been told, call for desperate measures. So as school officials here and around the state contemplate budget cutbacks of 5 to 10 percent, how desperate could things get? Well, here’s what happening in another N.C. system. In Wake County, along with reducing school personnel and closing some campuses outright, officials are also contemplating ways to raise revenue and partially offset the budget cuts. The ideas tossed include instituting “pay to play” fees for school athletics, hiking parking fees for high school students, imposing an annual fee on students who ride buses and even charging students who leave campus for lunch. As might be expected, this has generated heated reaction, including a school board member’s categorization of some of the ideas as “ridiculous” and crazy.” Maybe — or maybe school officials wanted to jolt people into contemplating the stark reality of the looming cutbacks. The notion of charging students for the privilege of eating lunch off campus may seem ridiculous, but so does the fact that at the same time schools are struggling to raise student performance, they may be forced to reduce their most valuable resource — teachers in the classroom. In the Rowan-Salisbury system, nobody’s proposing similiar “revenue enhancement” ideas — at least, not yet. Let’s hope the situation doesn’t get that desperate. But when you’re contemplating the potential elimination of more than 5,000 teaching positions statewide, every option needs to be on the table — even ones that in more normal times might be dismissed as crazy talk.


Double thrill of victory Congratulations to Rowan County’s two championship football teams — Salisbury High and West Rowan. Winning just one championship would be reason enough for celebration; taking two on the same day is a made-for-prime-time occasion. As Post sports editor Ronnie Gallagher put it, this has to go down as the greatest football season in county history. Individually, each team created its own special history. For Salisbury High, Saturday’s 30-0 victory over Northeastern secured the Hornets’ first state football title and offered sweet vindication after last season’s loss in the semifinals. For West Rowan, the win over Eastern Alamance clinched the Falcons’ third consecutive title and put an exclamation point on the longest winning streak in the nation. Only the teams and their coaching staffs can fully appreciate the determination and effort that brought them to this moment. But the rest of us can still bask in the glow of their success. As Salisbury High’s Coach Joe Pinyan said, “Everybody should be proud — from West to East and from North to South.”

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Technology, trade drive employment trends BY DR. MIKE WALDEN North Carolina Cooperative Extension

couple of weeks ago I heard a caller to a local radio program lament that the U.S. economy no longer has airline mechanics. I know he was exaggerating, but his point was that good-paying skilled jobs in our economy are falling by the wayside. I hear this worry frequently expressed when I give talks around the state. And the concern is not just that the recession has taken away jobs — most people realize unemployment rises during recessions. Instead, the worry is more deep-seated, and it’s based on two factors. One is a long-held worry that technology and modern equipment are replacing jobs. The second is newer: WALDEN that trade with other countries is cutting jobs here. Technological change has been a factor in the labor market forever. But rather than destroying jobs, the historical record shows technology alters the distribution of jobs. The replacement of the mule by the tractor dramatically increased the productivity of farming and allowed fewer farmers to grow more. In North Carolina, the millions of former farmers provided the labor supply that attracted the textile and furniture industries. In recent decades improved technology and equipment have been responsible for a plunge in manufacturing employment. Yet manufacturing output in both the nation and North Carolina has continued to increase. In our state, the labor released from factories has allowed for the expansion of companies and employment in areas like information technology, health care and personal services. The impact of foreign trade on the job market has coincided with improved communication and transportation capabilities that have effectively brought countries closer together. While many people have concluded world trade has been a net negative for U.S. jobs, the reality is actually more complicated. In fact, there are three ways international trade can actually create domestic jobs. One is through U.S. exports to other countries. U.S. exports to foreign countries have been growing rapidly, and many economists see tapping into foreign markets as one of the best ways to boost both revenues and jobs at home. Jobs can also be created at home when foreign companies decide to establish operations on U.S. soil. The most notable recent examples are foreign-owned auto companies in several (mainly southern) states. While North Carolina has not landed one of these vehicle-assembly


plants, factories in South Carolina have spawned a major vehicle parts industry in our state. Economists argue that even buying foreignmade products can create U.S. jobs. How so? If the foreign-made products save money for U.S. consumers, then those consumers have funds left over to spend on other things, and this, in turn, can create domestic jobs. While these job-benefiting impacts of international trade do not necessarily mean globalization has been a net job-gainer for the U.S., they do suggest the job losses and job gains may be much closer. So how have all these impacts worked to change the job market recently? Because we know recessions knock out just about all kinds of jobs, let’s look at job changes between 2000 (after globalization began in full force) and 2008 (before the latest recession really kickedin). Let’s also look at jobs grouped by what people do; that is, using occupational categories. The results fall nicely into three groups. First are occupational categories that gained jobs, and these were professional, construction and service occupations. Second are occupational categories experiencing little change in total jobs: management, sales, clerical, maintenance and repair, and transportation occupations. Last are two occupational groupings that lost jobs: farming and manufacturing. These findings actually make sense. With the shift in our economy to jobs requiring more reasoning and complex decision-making, it’s logical that professional jobs have been the fastest-growing occupational category. Personal service jobs — particularly in health care — are on the rise, as were construction jobs prior to the recession. Many of these jobs also require face-to-face or on-site contact, so it’s hard for them to be out-sourced to other countries. In contrast, communication (cell phones) and computer technology have likely made workers in the second grouping of occupations — management, sales, clerical, etc. — more efficient, and therefore, not as many workers are needed as the economy expands. Technological advances are also behind the decline in the number of farmers. And manufacturing jobs have been hit by the double whammy of technology and foreign competition. Is this all for the good? You’ll have to decide. But by the way, there are still over 120,000 airplane mechanics at work in the U.S.! • • • Dr. Mike Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Professor and North Carolina Cooperative Extension economist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

During the Christmas season, when children are so excited about receiving gifts, it is heartwarming to see children who are willing to give. Six hundred and four students from China Grove Elementary came through the doors of Main Street Mission carrying 2,034 food items to be shared with those in the community who are in need. Their happy faces glowed as they held out their gifts to the volunteers who were there to receive them. We want to thank the students of China Grove Elementary School, the teachers and parents. A special thanks to Jennifer White, the principal, who wants the children to understand the importance of sharing what we have with others in need. When children are taught about community service, everyone benefits. Thank you, China Grove Elementary, for a wonderful day! — Anne Corriher China Grove

Corriher is the director of the Main Street Mission.

Seeing the light Regarding the recent letter about burned out lights in Salisbury’s Christmas decorations: The city can waste money on things like fiber optics. Why? They should have money — they annexed people and doubled their taxes. But those people don’t get any city benefit. Then the City Council votes to let bars open up all over town, which will cost taxpayers. Yet they say they can’t afford the (replacement) bulbs for Christmas decorations. Downtown looks like a ghost town. Maybe if they call Duke Energy, it will give them free bulbs. People, remember in November 2011 and vote out all council members that are in there now. Then maybe we can have beautiful decorations for our out-of-town visitors. Shame on the city. — Charles Black Salisbury

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Deciphering the language of Washington ven Rosetta Stone, the languagelearning software that promises individuals they’ll soon “dream in French,” would be hard-pressed to translate the language of Washington. The etymology surrounding the tax debate would stymie someone with a Ph.D. in linguistics. Just following the numbers, not to mention the assertions, is enough to produce blank stares of incomprehension. There is a debate about whether the estate tax should jump from zero to 35 percent, or 55 percent. Some liberal congressional Democrats claim they won’t consider voting for the “compromise” unless it is 55 percent. As the Wall Street Journal noted last weekend, the estate tax was 55 CAL percent in 2001, with a THOMAS $675,000 exemption. In 2009, the top rate was 45 percent with a $3.5 million exemption. This year it has been zero percent with no exemption. Republicans and Democrats have attached new spending for pork projects in the tax rate compromise bill. Pork IS the universal language of Congress. This is fiscal irresponsibility. The reason America has a debt approaching $14 trillion is that government will not live within the means provided to it by people who earn the money. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) exposed the motives of liberals about progressive taxation. During a mini-filibuster against the deal struck by President Obama and the


The class warfare game played by the left leads nowhere. congressional Republican leadership, Sanders said it is “greedy” to oppose a hike in the tax rates. “Greed is like an addiction,” he said, comparing it to heroin and nicotine. Sanders wondered how anyone could be proud to call himself a “multimillionaire?” One might ask how any U.S. senator could be proud to call himself a socialist? Besides, what business is it of government how much anyone legally earns? According to Sanders’ reasoning, if people resist turning over increasing amounts of their paychecks to government, they are greedy. The left is obsessed with punishing the successful, but even if billionaires and multi-millionaires were taxed at a 100 percent rate, it wouldn’t get close to eliminating the debt. Cutting spending would. What word might best characterize a government that so misspends our money? Unconstitutional? Irresponsible? Outrageous? The class warfare game played by the left leads nowhere. It is foreign to the Constitution and to our history. Every poor person would like the opportunity to become rich, or at least better off. Liberty and opportunity, not government, offer that chance if right choices are made and one develops a moral center. The left’s real concern is that too many people might become independent of government and have less “need” of politi-

cians. Most politicians won’t let that happen unless forced to do so by the voters. The November election was a step in the right direction. President Obama’s latest manipulation of language is his shameless theft of a Republican idea. Last Friday, according to the Washington Post and an official of the administration, President Barack Obama “directed his economic team to begin analyzing options for overhauling the U.S. tax code as part of an effort to trim the longterm deficit.” “The idea is simplifying the system, hopefully lowering rates, broadening the base,” the president told NPR News. Wait, I thought the lowered Bush tax rates were a threat to the country? The tax code has become complicated because Congress uses it to reward or punish companies or causes, which it favors, or opposes, depending upon which way the political wind blows. A simpler, more equitable code with lower rates would benefit taxpayers; the treasury would see tax receipts increase because more people would be paying taxes; there would be more capital available to the private sector for production of goods and services; and businesses could hire more people, who would become taxpayers. Congressional Republicans should scuttle the deal offered by the president and await reinforcements, arriving next month. They might then get a better deal. And maybe, just maybe, the new members will speak a language the public understands. • • • E-mail Cal Thomas at tmseditors@

Beryl Marie Roberts Chapman

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KANNAPOLIS — Mrs. Beryl Marie Roberts Chapman, 88, of Shepard Street, died at Five Oaks Manor in Concord on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. Beryl was born March 20, 1922, in Cabarrus County, the daughter of the late Zebulon Vance Roberts and the late Zula Brown Hurlocker Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Paul Chapman, who died in 1993; a son, Carlton Paul Chapman who died in 1999; a brother, James E. “Bob” Roberts, who died in 1996; and a sister, Mrs. Harold “Hazel” Roberts Nash, who died in 2005. Beryl was a loving mother, wife and friend with a strong will, steadfast faith in God, and a great love for her family and friends. She loved to cook and sew and made dresses for her “little girls.” She retired in early 1978 from the former Cannon Mills Company, where she worked as a typist in the Distribution Center. She was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was baptized at the age of 12 at the Old Trinity Methodist Church. She was a member of the Ruth Kale Sunday School Class and was a treasurer of her class in the early '50s. She also worked in the church nursery. She attended Kannapolis schools and was a graduate of Cannon High Class of 1939. While a student at Cannon, she met the love of her life, Jesse Paul Chapman, and married him Oct. 7, 1939. They were married for 54 years until his death on Dec. 14, 1993. She is survived by two daughters, Joan Chapman Abernethy and Mrs. Gregg “Leslie” Chapman Dayvault, both of Kannapolis; five grandchildren, Kathy Griffin Shockley and husband Bill, Rebecca Griffin Honeycutt and husband Terry, Laurie Abernethy Daniels and husband Scott, Ryan Gregory Dayvault and Paul Lee Chapman. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Haley Daniels, Chad Foster and Christopher Linker and wife Erin; and one great-great-grandchild, Layna Shae Linker. Service and Visitation: The funeral for Mrs. Chapman will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Sarah Weaver. Burial will take place at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. First St., Kannapolis, NC 28083; or UNC Nutrition Research Institute, c/o the Paul and Beryl Chapman Memorial Fund, 500 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences can be left at

SALISBURY — Grace Anne Hollar Hildebrand, 86, of Salisbury, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Genesis Healthcare of Salisbury. Born Dec. 22, 1923, in Alexander County, she was the daughter of the late Gether Jane Duncan Hollar and Henry Wakefield Hollar. Educated in Caldwell County schools, Mrs. Hildebrand was a homemaker and earlier in her life was employed for Brown Brothers Hosiery in Hickory. Mrs. Hildebrand was a member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland and the Mamie Fleming Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Overland Hildebrand, in 1994; and her son, Dennis James Hildebrand, in 1978. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter-inlaw, Maria Hildebrand Flesher and husband David of Bremerton, Wash.; sisters Irene McCrary of Granite Falls, Mildred Rice and husband Ted and Linda Wright, all of Hickory, and Shirley Hildebrand of Salisbury; and granddaughter Patricia Lynn Baker and husband Nathan of Monroe, Wash. Service: Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Cleveland with the Rev. Bobby Seagroves and Rev. Rick Hildebrand officiating. Interment will follow at the First Baptist Church of Cleveland Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Cleveland. Memorials: May be made to Rowan Helping Ministries, P.O. Box 4026, Salisbury, NC 28145; or Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Otha 'Doc' Holshouser

KANNAPOLIS FROM 4A the building to the county for a token sum of $1. In other news, council members heard Legg’s report about the withdrawn rental property ordinance proposed at the last session. The ordinance would have required owners of rental properties to obtain permits and be held responsible for repeated criminal activity be tenants. Legg told council members that the decision not to pursue that ordinance would be followed by the establishment of a task force, made up of city staff and property owners as well as law enforcement, to determine how best to address problem properties. "One of the things we hear is that property owners, especially absentee owners, may not hear that something is occurring,” Legg said. "The biggest thing we will achieve through this program is better communication between staff and our landlords,” Planning Director Ben Warren said of the soon-to-be-established working group. During a break in the meeting, Legg said that those owners do have the ability to check and see if the police are being called out to their properties. But there is no system for notifying property owners automatically if that happens. Legg said that, while property owners did have to be responsible for their tenants’ behavior, the city could also do more to communicate with them. "We're not saying that all are good. we do have some problem property owners." But he said he hopes that a new way can be found in the year ahead to address the issue without punishing owners whose properties aren’t part of the problem. No action was taken; the proposed ordinance had already been withdrawn by city staff. Contact Hugh Fisher via the editor’s desk at 704-7974244.



SALISBURY — Otha Glenn “Doc” Holshouser, 90, joined his wife, Frances, in the Church Triumphant, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, following a brief illness. Born April 10, 1920, in Rowan County, he was a son of the late Otha and Phoebe Wagoner Holshouser. Educated in the Rowan County Schools, Mr. Holshouser retired as a designer from Cannon Mills after more than 40 years of service. A sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, he had served in North Africa and South Italy. A longtime and active member of Mount Moriah Lutheran Church, Mr. Holshouser was a member of the Dale Freeze Sunday School Class, the Happy Age Seniors, was chairman of the church evangelism and worship committees, head usher and had designed the church seal. He was also active with Uwharrie Council Boy Scouts, Meals-on-Wheels and enjoyed friends and fellowship at the China Grove meal site. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Freeze Holshouser, on Nov. 2, 2010; and eight siblings. Survivors include his daughters, Glenda Overcash and husband Rev. Kay of China Grove and Jill Overcash and husband Randy of Salisbury; grandchildren Tim (Dawn), Phil (Laura), Rev. Pete (Chrissy), Rod (Francine) and Darren (Laura) Overcash; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6-8 at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove and will be at the home of Glenda and Rev. Kay Overcash at other times. Service: Funeral service will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Mount Moriah Lutheran Church conducted by the Rev. Joseph Tallent, Pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the N.C. National and Rowan County Honor Guards. Memorials: May be made to Mount Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mount Moriah Church Road, China Grove, NC 28023. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Holshouser family. Online condolences may be made at

Robert P. Sechler, Jr. KANNAPOLIS — Robert Pressley Sechler, Jr., 84, of North Main Street, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Northeast Medical Center. He had been in declining health, but death was unexpected. He was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Cabarrus County, son of the late Robert Pressley Sechler, Sr. and the late Eva Clara Luther Sechler. He had been employed with Cannon Mills in the roller shop, retiring with 56 years of service. Robert was a member of North Kannapolis Baptist Church and enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maybell Hallman Sechler, in 1993; and three brothers. He is survived by his son, Andy (Cathy) Sechler of Kannapolis; three daughters, Gale Sechler Macy and Jan Sechler (Charles) Starr, both of Kannapolis, and Jeanette Sechler (Joe) Mesimer of Davidson. Nine grandchildren also survive: Shane Mesimer, Tammy Gullickson, Joseph Mesimer, Stacy Sanderson, Shannon Sechler, Kevin Pittmon, Andrew Pittmon, Jacob Starr and Matthew Starr. Twelve great-grandchildren also survive. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel conducted by Rev. Chris O'Guinn. Internment will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park, China Grove. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. At other times, they will be at the residence. Memorials: May be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Sechler. Online condolences may be sent to

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Lottie Mildred Bell Black STATESVILLE — Lottie Mildred Bell Black, 96, of Turnersburg Highway, died peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 12, 2010, at Iredell Memorial Hospital with her three sons by her bedside. Mrs. Black had been in declining health for several years and for the past year had made her home with her son, R.C., Jr. She was born May 6, 1914, in Iredell County, the daughter of the late Lester and Laura Shoemaker Bell. On Sept. 29, 1934, she married Russell Clarence Black, Sr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 2001. Mr. and Mrs. Black lived most of their life in the Fairview community, and for several years operated a small grocery and service station there. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church and attended services regularly when able. She is survived by three sons, R.C. Black, Jr. and wife, Irene of Statesville, Jerry Black and wife Lib of Statesville and Don Black of Salisbury. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Susan Black Waldkirch and Julie Black Hayes of Charlotte, Karen Black Bell of Livermore, Ky., Michael Black of Statesville, Annette Black Harris and Angel Black, both of Statesville; 12 great-grandchildren, Gilbert and Beth Bell of Livermore, Ky., Stephen Hayes of Cary, Amanda Hayes of Chapel Hill, Andrew and Emily Hayes of Charlotte, Rebecca Waldkirch of Greenville, N.C., Jennifer Waldkirch of Charlotte, Bryson and Paxton Black of Statesville, Megan Black Lindley of Lillington and Jake Harris of Salisbury. Also surviving is one great-greatgrandson, Braden Hayes of Charlotte. In addition to her children and grandchildren, she is survived by one sister, Mittie Lou Bell (John Reece) Woodward, who was her best friend. Many nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Fletch, Burl, Earl and J.T. Bell; and two sisters, Jettie Bell Hayes and Gladys Bell Garrison. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darren Johnson and Rev. William Wease officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home. Memorials: May be made to Hebron Baptist Church, 175 Hebron Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Lottie Black. Condolences may be made online to the family at

Helen Slack Wilson SALISBURY — Helen Brown Slack Wilson, age 92, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at ReRowan gional Medical Center. Born Sept. 20, 1918, Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late John Brown. A graduate from Boyden High School, she was a supervisor at Laguna Sportswear, Inc. She was a member of the Maranatha Bible Church. Preceding her in death were her first husband, John Wade Slack, and her second husband, Millard Wilson. Survivors include a son, John Edwin Slack (Margaret Faye) of Salisbury; three grandchildren, Julie Gatti (George) of Goodview, Va., Roxanne Sparkman (Billy) of Raleigh, Angie Baxter (Scott) of Matthews; and five greatgrandchildren, Luke and Ben Baxter, Savanna Sparkman, Kayla and Grason Gatti. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Lyerly Funeral Home; and at other times, the family will be at the residence. Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Maranatha Bible Church, 2320 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, with the Rev. Bob Freitas officiating. Burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Wilson family. Online condolences may be made at

Bonnie Davis Fisher ROCKWELL — Mrs. Bonnie Davis Fisher, 93, of Rockwell, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Mrs. Fisher was born Aug. 16, 1917, in Madison County, Ga., daughter of the late Dennis Davis and Addie Thomas Davis. She attended Madison County schools and was employed by Cannon Mills in the cutting room. She was a member of Organ Lutheran Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Fisher; and sisters Blondine McWhorther, Mattie Gwatry, and Ray Patterson; and brother J.T. Davis. Mrs. Fisher is survived by her daughters, Brenda Holshouser of Rockwell and Jonell Smith and husband Larry of Kernersville; brother Horace Davis of Concord; and grandson Chad Holshouser. Service: There will be a private graveside service for close friends and family on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at Brookhill Memorial Gardens in Rockwell. Visitation: The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 10-11 a.m. at Powles Funeral Home, Rockwell. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Fisher family. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY — Nell Stutts Lyerly, 89, of Salisbury, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in Salisbury. Born Feb. 13, 1921, in Rowan County, Mrs. Lyerly was the second daughter of the late Elma Leach and Herman Dewey Stutts. She was educated in Rowan County schools and was a member of First Baptist Church of Spencer. Mrs. Lyerly was employed with Woolworth for 44 years and retired as the manager of the Salisbury store on Main Street. During her retirement she volunteered at Rowan Regional Medical Center in the surgical family waiting room as well as with the Helping Ministries. She served as church treasurer for 27 years and was active in her circle and many church-related activities. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilber (Bud) Reid Lyerly, on May 7, 1978; and two sisters, Jewel Walton of Spencer and Edna Shuping of Salisbury. She is survived by one sister, Mildred West of Salisbury. Also surviving are two nephews, George M. Walton and wife Shirley of Belmont and Michael Harold Shuping and wife Marilyn of WinstonSalem; two nieces, Mitzi S. Ross and husband Daniel of Washington, D.C., and Dinah W. Southard and husband Terrell of Rock Hill, S.C. Mrs. Lyerly had a special love for all of the children in the family and is also survived by nine great-nieces and great-nephews and nine great-great-nieces and greatgreat-nephews. Service and Visitation: A graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at Rowan Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Franklin Myers of First Baptist Church, Spencer, will officiate. Visitation for Mrs. Lyerly will be immediately after the service. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Spencer, 215 5th St, North Carolina 28159. Online condolences may be made to

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Granite aldermen may seek condemnation of Brookwood Drive property GRANITE QUARRY — The Board of Aldermen could pursue condemnation of property belonging to a Brookwood Drive resident as part of securing right-of-way easements for a new culvert. At a meeting Dec. 6, Town Manager Dan Peters reported that Danny Gay of Brookwood Drive sought $5,000 for his easement, compared to the $2,158 the town had offered. Meanwhile, the board authorized paying a total of $2,934 to the other homeowners on Brookwood Drive who have signed easement agreements. The board turned negotiations with Gay over to Town Attorney Chip Short, who was authorized to pursue condemnation if he can’t find a resolution with Gay. Board members agreed that the bid process for the

new culvert — aimed at alleviating chronic flooding — should continue even with a condemnation, meaning bids could be opened as soon as Jan. 20, 2011. Town minutes put the estimated cost of a condemnation between $2,500 and $3,000. In other town business, aldermen decided against the purchase of seasonal banners or flags for the downtown area. The town’s planning board recommended the purchase. Mayor Pro Tem Bill Feather said the idea was admirable and worth looking at in the future, but the town could not afford the expense right now.

Other board members agreed. Four Granite Quarry firefighters have been promoted to the rank of engineer after completing the necessary training. They are John Cannon, Cameron Lapham, Ryan Tillis and Mike West. Faith Cannon, Kim Fraley, Lauren Tillis and Sarah West participated in the pinning of the new engineers’ badges. Mayor Mary Ponds administered the oath of engineer at the Dec. 6 town board meeting. Fire Chief David Morris announced the addition of two firefighters to the department’s roster: Adam Parnell

and Tonya Herring. Parnell is employed in the town’s maintenance department and plans to attend rookie school in 2011. Herring is an emergency medical technician working toward a degree in nursing. Police Chief Mark Cook said Sgt. Todd Taylor recently represented Granite Quarry at the AAA Safety Awards ceremony in Durham. Granite Quarry received an AAA award for towns less than 10,000 population in recognition of its traffic safety efforts. A plaque recognizing the achievement will hang in City Hall. Cook said a new patrol car

for the town should be on the road soon. He also introduced David Earnhardt as a new fulltime officer. Earnhardt has been employed part-time with the town for almost a year and has 20 years of experience in law enforcement and communications. At Granite Lake Park, two Christmas wreaths adorning the park sign have been stolen, Alderman Eloise Peeler reported. Maintenance Supervisor Kim Cress said a tree has been planted at Granite Lake and decorated for Christmas. Laura Porter of the Youth Services Bureau gave a presentation to the board about the


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The December meeting of the Rowan History Club will be tonight at 7 p.m. with a program by Mike Cline, “Then Playing: A Night at the Movies.” It will be on our past local movie theaters and feature Cline’s collections of movie memorabilia. The meeting will be held in the Messinger Room (accessible by elevator). Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May. The museum is at 202 N. Main St. Guests should enter through the rear entrance. A roundtable format will allow for a 30- to 45-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer period. The Rowan History Club is open to all people interested in the history of Rowan County. There are no dues or admission fees and refreshments are served. For more information, contact the Rowan Museum at 704-633-5946 or e-mail


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RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin announced that the Union Volunteer Fire Department Inc. was awarded a $22,613 grant through the 2010 Volunteer Fire Department Fund from the State of North Carolina. West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department Inc. was awarded a $27,250. Union Fire Chief Steve Cauble will receive the check to be used to buy needed equipment. The check will be mailed to West Liberty Chief Darrin Trexler also to buy needed equipment. The equipment is bought using matching funds and must be approved by the Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal. “Fire and rescue organizations protect our communities large and small across North Carolina, but sometimes their budgets don’t grow with their responsibilities,” Commissioner Goodwin said. “Our emergency service personnel should be supported with the best equipment and supplies needed to do their jobs correctly and safely.” Union Volunteer Fire Department Inc. has received a total of $30,979 from the Volunteer Fire Department Fund in the past 23 years since the program began. West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department Inc. has received a total of $132,968 from the fund in the past 23 years. The General Assembly created the Volunteer Fire Department Fund in 1988 to help volunteer units raise money for equipment and supplies. The grant funds must be matched dollar-fordollar, up to an approved amount, by monies raised locally to buy necessary equipment. Since the program’s inception, the Department of Insurance has distributed more than $73 million to volunteer fire departments across the state.

United Way agency and said there is a need for adult volunteers to serve as mentors. Planning and Zoning Director Susan Closner reported on her recent attendance at a Carolina Thread Trail meeting. She outlined some of the funding opportunities and grants that are available for walking trails. When the town sponsored Santa’s visit to Town Hall Dec. 5, 110 treat bags were handed out to children. The Christmas banquet for town employees and volunteers was held Dec. 10 at Shiloh United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.


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These Bengals, in a 10-game skid, may be worst yet BY JOE KAY AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI — With three games left, there’s only one question left for the Cincinnati Bengals to answer. Are they the worst ever? The Bengals (2-11) have lost 10 consecutive games, matching the club record for one season. The 1993 team under Dave Shula lost its first 10 and has been the measuring stick for failure in the franchise— until now. The way this team is playing, the losing could go on. Cincinnati finishes at home against Cleveland (5-8) and San Diego (7-6), then at Baltimore (8-4). Will they win one more? “I have no idea,” receiver Terrell Owens said. “I’ve never been in this amount of games losing.” Only one other Bengals team knows what it’s like. The ‘93 club opened the season with low

expectations, coming off a five-win season and quarterback Boomer Esiason’s trade to the Jets. Second-year quarterback David Klingler took over and the offense became the worst in club history. When they fell to 0-9 with a 38-3 loss to Warren Moon’s Houston Oilers, the Bengals set a club record for consecutive losses in a season. Shula decided that was good enough for the worst-ever title and put the onus on his players. “Well, I know that we’re the worst team in Bengal history, and we certainly deserve it at this time,” Shula said after the game. “This was the worst performance that we’ve had. They let themselves down, everybody down.” Some players didn’t see it that way. Top running back Harold Green had been benched during the game for missing an audible, and wasn’t in the mood for Shula’s criticism.

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre laughs with teammates during warmups at Ford Field. Favre is inactive for the game with the Giants, ending his record consecutive starts streak at 297, dating back to 1992.

Brett Favre inactive, streak ends at 297 B Y N OAH T RISTER AP Sports Writer

DETROIT — No more, Brett. After 297 consecutive starts over 19 seasons, one of the greatest individual streaks in all of sports, Brett Favre ran into an injury he couldn’t beat and sat down. The 41-year-old Vikings quarterback who fought through broken bones, aches, pains and personal grief to play week after week, couldn’t make it for the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Favre was sidelined by a throwing shoulder too damaged for even him to overcome. Jeff Anderson, a Vikings spokesman, announced to the public on Twitter that the 41-year-old Favre was out: “Vikings Inactives — 12, 19, 25, 31, 76, 90, 91...and 4. The streak ends...” The Vikings hoped Favre, who has started despite a broken foot and elbow tendinitis this season, could do it again when the game against the New York Giants was delayed from Sunday after the Metrodome roof collapsed. That forced the game to be moved to Ford Field, but it was not enough time for Favre to get healthy enough to play. Leslie Frazier, Minnesota’s interim coach, said the plan was for Favre to go through a pregame throwing routine to try and determine if he could play, but the three-time MVP wasn’t on the field about 90 minutes before kickoff, and the Vikings announced moments later he was inactive. “He had numbness in his hand so it wasn’t a hard decision,” Frazier told Fox television reporter Pam Oliver before kickoff. At halftime, TV cameras showed Favre’s right hand was purple. Favre finally came out about 35 minutes before the game started, wearing a T-shirt and warmup pants. He hugged a teammate while receiving a few cheers from the crowd, then stood at the 15-yard line and chatted with Tarvaris Jackson, the new Minnesota starter. After Minnesota’s first drive, Favre looked at photo printouts with Jackson as the Vikings went over strategy. Ron Jaworski previously held the consecutive starts record for a quarterback, but Favre passed him all the way back in 1999. “I knew when my streak ended, it was because of a broken leg,” Jaworski said. “I knew it was over. It was just kind of inter-


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Carolina Panthers’ Jimmy Clausen is sacked by Atlanta Falcons’ Kroy Biermann as Panther Mike Goodson falls during the first half of the game in Charlotte on Sunday.

Carrying on with Clausen Quarterback still starter for Arizona game, Panthers add 2 to IR BY MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE — Amid 12 losses and 13 players lost to seasonending injuries, the Carolina Panthers are sticking with their apologetic quarterback. Minutes after John Fox announced Monday that defensive end Everette Brown and linebacker Jason Williams are joining the crowded injured reserve list, the embattled coach said rookie Jimmy Clausen “more than likely” will start Sunday against Arizona. “I don’t think our struggles either (Sunday) or up to date have been all the quarterback position, because we’ve fielded a few of them,” Fox said. “We’ll evaluate that this week. We won’t announce starters, but I don’t see it changing moving forward.” After another poor performance in Sunday’s 31-10 loss to Atlanta, Clausen apologized to linebacker Jon Beason for the offensive woes. That prompted an angry response from receiver Steve Smith as frustrations mount in the locker room of the NFL’s worst team. “You should apologize to the people in the huddle with you,” Smith said. “He has a lot to learn. He ain’t at Notre Dame anymore, that’s for sure.” Wearing a Notre Dame sweatshirt on Monday, Clausen expressed relief in keeping his job. “It means a lot to have coach

Fox and the rest of the coaching staff have confidence in myself to go out and execute the game plan,” Clausen said. The Panthers (1-12) haven’t executed many things effectively this season. And now an already thin team with little talent keeps losing players. After recording 11/2 sacks against the Falcons in the best performance of his uneven twoyear career, Brown hurt his wrist and needs season-ending surgery. Brown, whom Carolina gave up a first-round pick to get in the 2009 draft, finishes the year with 31/2 sacks. “I think he’s been a little up and down, but I thought he had a good day (Sunday) until the injury,” Fox said. “I thought he became more productive here as of late.” Williams, claimed off waivers last month from Dallas, had moved into the starting lineup at weakside linebacker thanks to numerous injuries. But he hurt his knee in practice late last week, forcing Jordan Senn to become the fourth starter in that position against Atlanta. Fox announced Monday that Williams has a torn anterior cruciate ligament. “He’s a tough guy, was involved in a couple of takeaways,” Fox said. “He was getting acclimated to our defensive system, not having been here during


A Carolina Panthers fan holds up a sign during the second half of the Panthers’ 31-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Charlotte on Sunday.


TV Sports Tuesday, Dec. 14 NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Pittsburgh at Philadelphia WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Tennessee at Baylor

Area schedule Tuesday, December 14 PREP BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. Carson at East Rowan West Iredell at West Rowan South Rowan at North Iredell A.L. Brown at Robinson PREP BOYS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. North Hills at Woodlawn PREP WRESTLING 6:30 p.m. Robinson at A.L. Brown West Rowan at North Lincoln 7 p.m. Carson at Hickory Ridge North Davidson at Davie PREP SWIMMING 3:30 p.m. Hickory Ridge at A.L. Brown TBA South Rowan at Statesville North, Lexington, West Davidson, Salisbury (Hurley Y) COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Livingstone at Pfeiffer 8 p.m. Catawba at Lincoln Memorial COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Catawba at Lincoln Memorial

Prep football All-CCC Salisbury — Kavari Hillie, Tre Jackson, Dejoun Jones, Tion McCain, Darien Rankin, David Simons, Phillip Wilson-Hyman, Romar Morris, Dominique Dismuke, Riley Gallagher, John Knox, Marqui Ross Central Davidson — I’Tik Barnes, Brandon Hurt, Saig Skeen, Dylan Sluder, Darien Evans, Shilo Strass East Davidson — Taylor Warren, Josh White, Elliott Springfield Lexington — Codie Boger, Al Challenger, MarQuez Grayson, Brian Leak, Tirek Holloway, Duke Horton, K.B. Horton, Thomas Martin Thomasville — Jordan Hagens, Lawson Hodges, Shaquan Johnson, Kenneth Mitchell, Quin Riley, Sherrod Young, James Boyd, Jaquan Daniels, Robert Davis, Tevin Davis, Chris Ross, Lawrence Thomas, Breyon Watkins, Isaiah Williams West Davidson — Jordan Cameron, R.C. Rouse, Tyler Hudson Offensive Player of the Year — Morris, Salisbury Runner-up — Riley, Thomasville Coach of the Year — Joe Pinyan, SHS Defensive Player of the Year — Davis, Thomasville; Runners-up — Hillie, Salisbury and K.B. Horton, Lexington

Prep hoops Moir watch Boys Davie ......................6-0 North Rowan ..........4-1 Salisbury..................2-2 South Rowan ..........2-4 Carson ....................2-5 West Rowan ............0-4 East Rowan ............0-7 Girls West Rowan ............4-0 Salisbury..................4-1 Carson ....................5-2 South Rowan ..........3-3 North Rowan ..........2-3 Davie ......................2-4 East Rowan ............2-5

Standings 1A Yadkin Valley Boys YVC Overall 4-0 4-2 West Montgomery North Rowan 3-0 4-1 North Moore 2-1 4-1 2-2 3-4 Chatham Central South Davidson 1-2 2-3 Gray Stone 1-3 2-6 0-0 0-0 Albemarle East Montgomery 0-2 1-3 South Stanly 0-3 0-5 Monday’s game Chatham Central 59, Gray Stone 51 Overall Girls YVC Chatham Central 3-0 5-0 South Stanly 3-0 3-2 2-1 3-2 North Moore North Rowan 2-1 2-3 Albemarle 0-0 0-0 1-2 2-3 South Davidson West Montgomery 1-3 1-5 East Montgomery 0-2 0-4 0-3 0-5 Gray Stone Monday’s game Gray Stone at Chatham Central Tuesday’s games South Stanly at East Montgomery South Davidson at North Moore

2A Central Carolina Boys CCC Central Davidson 0-0 0-0 East Davidson Salisbury 0-0 Thomasville 0-0 0-0 West Davidson Lexington 0-0 Monday’s game Forestview 91, Salisbury 60

Overall 3-2 3-3 2-2 2-2 1-3 1-4

Girls CCC Overall Salisbury 0-0 4-1 0-0 3-1 Thomasville East Davidson 0-0 4-2 Central Davidson 0-0 3-2 0-0 2-2 Lexington West Davidson 0-0 1-3 Tuesday’s games Wheatmore at East Davidson Ledford at West Davidson Central Davidson at North Davidson Wednesday’s games East Davidson at North Davidson Thomasville at Davie West Davidson at South Davidson West Rowan at Salisbury A.L. Brown at Lexington (rescheduled game)

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

NPC 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1

Overall 4-2 2-3 2-4 2-4 2-4 0-4 0-7

Girls NPC Overall Carson 1-0 5-2 West Iredell 1-0 1-4 West Rowan 0-0 4-0 North Iredell 0-0 5-1 South Rowan 0-0 3-3 East Rowan 0-1 2-5 Statesville 0-1 0-5 Tuesday’s games Carson at East Rowan West Iredell at West Rowan South Rowan at North Iredell

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

SPC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Overall 4-1 4-1 3-1 4-2 3-2 2-2 2-3 1-4

Girls Robinson Mount Pleasant A.L. Brown Hickory Ridge Concord NW Cabarrus Cox Mill

SPC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Overall 4-1 3-2 2-2 2-4 1-4 1-4 1-5

Central Cabarrus 0-0 0-4 Tuesday’s games Hickory Ridge at Central Cabarrus Mount Pleasant at Cox Mill NW Cabarrus at Concord A.L. Brown at Robinson Wednesday’s games Monroe at Cox Mill A.L. Brown at Lexington

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

CPC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0



Overall 8-0 7-0 6-0 4-1 3-2 2-5

Girls CPC Overall West Forsyth 0-0 4-1 0-0 4-1 North Davidson R.J. Reynolds 0-0 4-1 Mount Tabor 0-0 5-2 0-0 2-4 Davie County Reagan 0-0 2-6 Tuesday’s games Mount Tabor at Carver Central Davidson at North Davidson West Forsyth at North Forsyth Wednesday’s games Thomasville at Davie East Davidson at North Davidson

College hoops Polls USA Today/ESPN Record Pts Pvs 10-0 775 1 1. Duke (31) 2. Ohio State 8-0 742 2 3. Kansas 9-0 710 4 8-0 642 6 4. Connecticut 5. Syracuse 10-0 639 7 6. Kansas State 9-1 618 5 7-0 557 13 7. Tennessee 8. Pittsburgh 10-1 516 3 9. Baylor 6-0 510 9 440 15 10. San Diego State 10-0 11. Villanova 8-1 434 12 12. Missouri 8-1 417 11 9-1 394 10 13. Georgetown 14. Illinois 10-1 356 17 15. Michigan State 7-3 351 8 7-2 294 16 16. Kentucky 17. Purdue 9-1 278 18 18. BYU 10-0 275 21 7-1 216 14 19. Memphis 20. Minnesota 9-1 194 20 21. Louisville 8-0 185 — 9-1 113 19 22. UNLV 23. Notre Dame 9-1 108 23 24. Florida 7-2 48 24 25. Texas 7-2 41 25 Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 39, Washington 35, Wisconsin 29, West Virginia 28, Vanderbilt 19, Northwestern 15, Temple 15, Central Florida 12, North Carolina 6, Richmond 6, New Mexico 5, Cleveland State 4, Cincinnati 3, Old Dominion 3, Wichita State 2, Washington State 1.

AP Top 25 Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (65) 10-0 1,625 1 8-0 1,547 2 2. Ohio St. 3. Kansas 9-0 1,467 4 4. Connecticut 8-0 1,343 6 10-0 1,331 8 5. Syracuse 6. Kansas St. 9-1 1,320 5 7. Tennessee 7-0 1,316 11 10-1 1,137 3 8. Pittsburgh 9. Baylor 6-0 1,023 10 10. Villanova 8-1 926 12 10-0 914 14 11. San Diego St. 12. Illinois 10-1 779 16 13. Missouri 8-1 771 15 7-3 755 7 14. Michigan St. 15. Georgetown 9-1 722 9 16. BYU 10-0 688 18 7-2 668 17 17. Kentucky 18. Memphis 7-1 561 13 19. Purdue 9-1 506 19 8-0 464 24 20. Louisville 21. Minnesota 9-1 336 22 22. Texas 7-2 181 25 9-1 181 20 22. UNLV 9-1 165 23 24. Notre Dame 25. Texas A&M 9-1 105 — Others receiving votes: UCF 62, Florida 55, Washington 37, Temple 30, Vanderbilt 29, North Carolina 21, Cleveland St. 15, Arizona 8, Wisconsin 8, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 6, Cincinnati 5, Northwestern 5, Washington St. 5, Richmond 3, Old Dominion 2, West Virginia 2, Boston College 1.

Standings SAC SAC Overall 1-0 8-0 Lincoln Memorial Catawba 1-0 4-3 Brevard 1-0 2-2 1-0 4-6 Tusculum Anderson 1-1 6-4 Wingate 1-1 4-4 1-1 4-4 Mars Hill Newberry 0-1 4-4 Lenoir-Rhyne 0-1 1-5 0-2 3-6 Carson-Newman Tuesday’s games Catawba at Lincoln Memorial Newberry at Coker Wingate at Mount Olive Augusta State at Lenoir-Rhyne North Georgia at Anderson North Greenville at Brevard Bluefield at Carson-Newman Thursday’s game Brevard at Winston-Salem State

Conference Carolinas CC Overall Limestone 2-0 5-2 2-0 4-3 Pfeiffer Queens 1-0 3-4 Barton 2-1 5-3 1-1 5-1 Mount Olive St. Andrews 1-1 3-5 Coker 1-1 2-5 0-2 4-3 Belmont Abbey Lees-McRae 0-2 3-5 Erskine 0-2 0-6 Tuesday’s games Newberry at Coker Wingate at Mount Olive Livingstone at Pfeiffer

ACC ACC Overall Boston College 1-0 8-2 Florida State 1-0 7-2 Virginia 1-0 6-3 Duke 0-0 10-0 Miami 0-0 7-2 North Carolina 0-0 7-3 N.C. State 0-0 5-3 Georgia Tech 0-0 5-4 Wake Forest 0-0 5-4 Maryland 0-1 7-4 Virginia Tech 0-1 5-4 Clemson 0-1 5-4 Wednesday’s games UNC Greensboro at Wake Forest, 7 p.m., ESPNU Stetson at Florida State, 9 p.m. Thursday’s game Youngstown State at N.C. State, 7 p.m. Friday’s games Savannah State at Clemson, 7 p.m. Oregon at Virginia, 8 p.m.

Southeastern Eastern SEC Overall Tennessee 0-0 7-0 South Carolina 0-0 7-1 Vanderbilt 0-0 7-2 Florida 0-0 7-2 Kentucky 0-0 7-2 Georgia 0-0 6-2 Western SEC Overall Arkansas 0-0 6-1 Mississippi State 0-0 6-2 Mississippi 0-0 6-2 LSU 0-0 6-3 Alabama 0-0 4-5 Auburn 0-0 3-5 Monday’s games Mississippi State 67, Nicholls State 58 Coastal Carolina 78, LSU 69 (OT) Mississippi 101, Miss. Valley State 69 Tuesday’s games Oakland at Tennessee, 7 p.m., ESPNU Alabama State at Mississippi State

Other scores EAST Lehigh 79, St. Francis, Pa. 61 Seton Hall 78, Longwood 51 Siena 72, Florida Atlantic 69 SOUTH Bethune-Cookman 69, Webber 58

Clayton St. 73, Edward Waters 66 Florida A&M 69, Allen 36 MIDWEST Northwestern 81, Long Island U. 65 Wichita St. 71, Alabama A&M 49 Wisconsin 70, Wis.-Green Bay 56 Youngstown St. 78, Malone 62

College football FCS playoffs Semifinals Friday, Dec. 17 Delaware (11-2) vs. Ga. Southern (10-4) Villanova (9-4) vs. Eastern Washington (11-2), 8 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 19 4 .826 — 16 9 .640 4 New York Toronto 9 15 .375 101⁄2 Philadelphia 8 15 .348 11 6 18 .250 131⁄2 New Jersey Southeast Division W L Pct GB 18 8 .692 — Miami Orlando 16 8 .667 1 Atlanta 16 9 .640 11⁄2 1 8 15 .348 8 ⁄2 CHARLOTTE Washington 6 16 .273 10 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 15 8 .652 — 11 12 .478 4 Indiana Milwaukee 10 13 .435 5 1 Cleveland 7 17 .292 8 ⁄2 7 18 .280 9 Detroit WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 20 3 .870 — 19 5 .792 11⁄2 Dallas New Orleans 14 10 .583 61⁄2 Memphis 11 14 .440 10 9 14 .391 11 Houston Northwest Division W L Pct GB 18 8 .692 — Utah 1 ⁄2 Oklahoma City 17 8 .680 Denver 14 9 .609 21⁄2 12 13 .480 51⁄2 Portland Minnesota 6 18 .250 11 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 17 7 .708 — 11 12 .478 51⁄2 Phoenix Golden State 8 16 .333 9 Sacramento 5 16 .238 101⁄2 1 5 20 .200 12 ⁄2 L.A. Clippers Monday’s Games Miami 96, New Orleans 84 Chicago 92, Indiana 73 Memphis 86, Portland 73 Milwaukee 103, Dallas 99 Utah 108, Golden State 95 Tuesday’s Games Toronto at CHARLOTTE, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Washington, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Denver, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Notable boxes Heat 96, Hornets 84 NEW ORLEANS (84) Ariza 5-10 3-5 13, West 8-17 10-13 26, Okafor 4-5 1-1 9, Paul 3-10 5-6 11, Belinelli 2-9 4-5 9, Gray 1-1 2-2 4, Green 2-7 0-0 4, Jack 2-3 2-2 6, Pondexter 0-3 0-0 0, Smith 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 28-67 27-34 84. MIAMI (96) James 6-16 8-10 20, Bosh 10-18 3-5 23, Ilgauskas 1-4 0-0 2, Arroyo 3-8 0-0 7, Wade 8-13 14-17 32, Dampier 1-2 1-2 3, Howard 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 1-3 0-0 3, Chalmers 1-5 44 6, Anthony 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-70 30-38 96. 23 31 21 9 — 84 New Orleans Miami 25 28 29 14 — 96 3-Point Goals—New Orleans 1-13 (Belinelli 1-7, Pondexter 0-1, Ariza 0-2, Paul 03), Miami 4-14 (Wade 2-3, Arroyo 1-2, Jones 1-3, Chalmers 0-3, James 0-3). Fouled Out—Okafor. Rebounds—New Orleans 47 (West 12), Miami 46 (Bosh 11). Assists— New Orleans 14 (Paul 5), Miami 17 (James 7). Total Fouls—New Orleans 29, Miami 25. Technicals—Wade, Miami defensive three second. A—19,600 (19,600).

Bucks 103, Mavericks 99 MILWAUKEE (103) Mbah a Moute 0-3 0-0 0, Sanders 0-2 00 0, Bogut 10-12 1-6 21, Jennings 9-19 22 23, Salmons 2-7 0-0 5, Gooden 4-9 0-0 8, Maggette 1-5 0-0 2, Dooling 4-10 5-5 16, Ilyasova 5-11 0-0 12, Douglas-Roberts 4-5 6-7 14, Brockman 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 40-84 14-20 103. DALLAS (99) Butler 4-11 1-2 9, Nowitzki 12-24 3-3 30, Chandler 4-5 3-4 11, Kidd 4-7 2-2 11, Stevenson 1-2 0-0 2, Marion 6-9 2-2 14, Terry 3-8 5-6 12, Haywood 1-2 0-4 2, Barea 28 4-4 8, Novak 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-76 2027 99. 15 28 32 28 — 103 Milwaukee Dallas 25 27 22 25 — 99 3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 9-13 (Dooling 3-4, Jennings 3-4, Ilyasova 2-3, Salmons 1-2), Dallas 5-20 (Nowitzki 3-6, Terry 1-3, Kidd 1-4, Marion 0-1, Barea 0-2, Butler 04). Fouled Out—Bogut. Rebounds—Milwaukee 47 (Bogut 14), Dallas 49 (Chandler 9). Assists—Milwaukee 23 (Jennings 10), Dallas 28 (Kidd 10). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 23, Dallas 18. Technicals—Nowitzki. A—19,720 (19,200).

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 31 21 8 2 44 101 71 Philadelphia 31 19 7 5 43 105 76 N.Y. Rangers 32 18 13 1 37 96 83 New Jersey 29 8 19 2 18 53 88 N.Y. Islanders28 5 18 5 15 59 98 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 30 18 10 2 38 78 61 Boston 28 16 8 4 36 81 56 Ottawa 32 13 16 3 29 71 96 Buffalo 30 12 14 4 28 78 84 Toronto 29 11 14 4 26 65 86 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 32 18 11 3 39 98 92 Atlanta 31 17 11 3 37 99 91 Tampa Bay 30 16 10 4 36 94 106 Carolina 28 12 12 4 28 78 87 Florida 28 13 15 0 26 71 72 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 29 19 7 3 41 96 78 Nashville 29 15 8 6 36 76 70 Chicago 32 16 13 3 35 101 96 Columbus 29 16 11 2 34 76 79 St. Louis 28 14 9 5 33 72 75 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 28 16 8 4 36 91 74 Colorado 30 16 10 4 36 108 95 Minnesota 29 13 12 4 30 71 86 Calgary 31 13 15 3 29 84 91 Edmonton 29 11 13 5 27 77 101 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 29 17 10 2 36 83 80 Anaheim 33 16 13 4 36 87 98 Los Angeles 28 17 10 1 35 78 65 Phoenix 28 14 8 6 34 81 77 San Jose 29 15 10 4 34 88 84 Monday’s Games Los Angeles 5, Detroit 0 Atlanta 4, Ottawa 3, OT Nashville 5, N.Y. Islanders 0 Colorado 7, Chicago 5 Calgary 3, Columbus 2, OT Dallas at San Jose, late Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Edmonton, 9 p.m.


x-New England11 2 0 .846 415 276 N.Y. Jets 9 4 0 .692 273 242 7 6 0 .538 225 244 Miami Buffalo 3 10 0 .231 256 339 South W L T Pct PF PA Jacksonville 8 5 0 .615 295 331 Indianapolis 7 6 0 .538 347 318 Houston 5 8 0 .385 316 355 5 8 0 .385 291 265 Tennessee North W L T Pct PF PA Pittsburgh 10 3 0 .769 290 198 9 4 0 .692 294 229 Baltimore Cleveland 5 8 0 .385 235 252 Cincinnati 2 11 0 .154 262 345 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 8 5 0 .615 295 268 San Diego 7 6 0 .538 354 253 6 7 0 .462 314 307 Oakland Denver 3 10 0 .231 269 376 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA 9 4 0 .692 329 250 N.Y. Giants Philadelphia 9 4 0 .692 374 308 Washington 5 8 0 .385 238 310 4 9 0 .308 321 366 Dallas South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 11 2 0 .846 335 243 New Orleans 10 3 0 .769 330 240 Tampa Bay 8 5 0 .615 260 267 CAROLINA 1 12 0 .077 164 338 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 9 4 0 .692 253 228 Green Bay 8 5 0 .615 306 189 5 8 0 .385 230 274 Minnesota Detroit 3 10 0 .231 285 309 West W L T Pct PF PA 6 7 0 .462 261 329 Seattle St. Louis 6 7 0 .462 245 268 San Francisco 5 8 0 .385 243 280 4 9 0 .308 243 351 Arizona x-clinched playoff spot Thursday’s Game Indianapolis 30, Tennessee 28 Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay 17, Washington 16 Buffalo 13, Cleveland 6 Detroit 7, Green Bay 3 Jacksonville 38, Oakland 31 Pittsburgh 23, Cincinnati 7 Atlanta 31, CAROLINA 10 N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, ppd. San Francisco 40, Seattle 21 New Orleans 31, St. Louis 13 San Diego 31, Kansas City 0 Arizona 43, Denver 13 New England 36, Chicago 7 Miami 10, N.Y. Jets 6 Philadelphia 30, Dallas 27 Monday’s Games N.Y. Giants 21, Minnesota 3 Baltimore 34, Houston 28, OT Thursday, Dec. 16 San Francisco at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 Kansas City at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at CAROLINA, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at New England, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 Chicago at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.

Monday’s sums Giants 21, Vikings 3 N.Y. Giants Minnesota

0 14 7 0 — 21 3 0 0 0— 3 First Quarter Min—FG Longwell 21, 5:25. Second Quarter NYG—Jacobs 1 run (Tynes kick), 8:11. NYG—Boss 6 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), :03. Third Quarter NYG—Bradshaw 48 run (Tynes kick), 2:46. A—45,910. Min NYG First downs 21 10 Total Net Yards 395 164 Rushes-yards 28-213 22-61 182 103 Passing Punt Returns 3-14 5-90 Kickoff Returns 1-19 4-123 1-1 2-10 Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int 22-37-2 17-35-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-5 4-23 7-46.3 10-45.8 Punts Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0 Penalties-Yards 7-55 10-71 27:18 Time of Possession 32:42 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—N.Y. Giants, Jacobs 14-116, Bradshaw 11-103, Ware 3-(minus 6). Minnesota, Peterson 14-26, Webb 1-16, Gerhart 3-11, Jackson 4-8. PASSING—N.Y. Giants, Manning 22-372-187. Minnesota, Jackson 15-30-1-118, Webb 2-5-0-8. RECEIVING—N.Y. Giants, Nicks 7-96, Bradshaw 5-12, Boss 4-23, Pascoe 2-21, Smith 1-12, Ware 1-12, Hagan 1-10, Manningham 1-1. Minnesota, Rice 5-60, Berrian 5-30, Lewis 2-13, Shiancoe 1-7, Booker 1-6, Kleinsasser 1-6, Camarillo 1-3, Gerhart 1-1. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Ravens 34, Texans 28 Baltimore Houston

7 14 7 0 6 — 34 0 7 6 15 0 — 28 First Quarter Bal—McGahee 1 run (Cundiff kick), 3:17. Second Quarter Bal—Mason 9 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 5:23. Bal—Mason 26 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 1:37. Hou—Johnson 46 pass from Schaub (Rackers kick), :42. Third Quarter Bal—D.Reed 103 kickoff return (Cundiff kick), 14:45. Hou—FG Rackers 24, 7:08. Hou—FG Rackers 42, :36. Fourth Quarter Hou—Jones 7 pass from Schaub (Rackers kick), 6:00. Hou—Johnson 5 pass from Schaub (Jones pass from Schaub), :21. Overtime Bal—Wilson 12 interception return, 11:55. A—71,113. Bal Hou First downs 19 28 253 489 Total Net Yards Rushes-yards 24-63 22-111 Passing 190 378 Punt Returns 2-24 4-16 Kickoff Returns 6-233 2-41 Interceptions Ret. 2-13 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 22-33-0 31-62-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 5-45 2-15 Punts 7-45.4 4-46.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 3-15 8-51 Time of Possession 31:18 31:47 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Baltimore, Rice 19-54, McGahee 4-7, L.McClain 1-2. Houston, Foster 20-100, Schaub 1-8, Ward 1-3. PASSING—Baltimore, Flacco 22-33-0235. Houston, Schaub 31-62-2-393. RECEIVING—Baltimore, Rice 8-66, Mason 6-78, Boldin 3-41, Houshmandzadeh 223, L.McClain 2-20, Dickson 1-7. Houston, Johnson 9-140, Daniels 5-91, Walter 5-57, Jones 5-52, Foster 4-25, D.Anderson 3-28. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Houston, Rackers 52 (SH).

Transactions BASEBALL BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Agreed to terms with RHP Koji Uehara on a one-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with RHP Joey Devine and RHP Brandon McCarthy on one-year contracts. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Named Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. short-season pitching coordinator. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with INF Juan Castro, C J.D. Closser and OF Eugenio Velez on minor league contracts. NEW YORK METS—Named Ken Oberkfell bench coach and Mookie Wilson first base coach. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Agreed to terms with RHP Dustin Moseley on a one-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL—Suspended N.Y. Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi, without pay, for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and fined him $25,000.

Pinyan, Morris honored From staff reports

 All-CPC War Eagles

Salisbury’s Joe Pinyan has been named CCC Coach of the Year for football, and Salisbury running back Romar Morris has been named CCC Offensive Player of the Year. Thomasville’s Robert Davis was honored as the top CCC defensive player. Salisbury linebacker Kavari Hillie and Lexington’s K.B. Horton were runners-up for the MORRIS award. Salisbury placed Morris, Hillie, running back Dominique Dismuke, tight end Riley Gallagher, quarterback John Knox, offensive lineman Marqui Ross, linebacker Tre Jackson, DBs Dejoun Jones and Tion McCain, defensive lineman Phillip Wilson-Hyman, kicker David Simons and “Hornet” Darien Rankin on the All-CCC team.

Davie running back/linebacker Jacob Barber, linebacker Jared Barber, DBs Kevin Crawford and Alex Newman, QB Carson Herndon, receivers Joe Watson and Darius Wilson and defensive lineman Christian Peebles made the All-CPC football team. Mount Tabor’s Chris Manns was named CPC Defensive Player of the Year, while North Davidson quarterback Karsten Miller was named CPC Player of the Year, and Mark Holcomb of the Black Knights was named CPC Coach of the Year.  Davie’s Adam Elshenawany and Sergio Fernandez were named to the All-CPC boys soccer team.  Davie’s Ashley Joyner, Clara MacDonell and Brittani Stewart made the All-CPC volleyball team.  Davie’s Allie Billings and Caroline Cozart were All-CPC in girls tennis.  Davie’s K.K. Brake, Gabriela Gabriela Chaloupkova and Carmen Grubb earned spots on the All-CPC girls golf team.

 Sisters in national event

 Prep wrestling

Salisbury sisters Emily and Katherine Shields raced in the Junior Women’s Division of the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships recently held in Bend, Ore. Emily finished second, while Katherine placed fourth. California’s Alex- E.SHIELDS is Ryan won the event on an extremely muddy course with spots of deep water. Ryan finished 26 seconds ahead of Emily Shields. The Shields sisters are members of the Carolina Masters cycling team.

West Rowan finished fourth at the recent St. Stephens Invitational with 98 points. The Falcons finished behind St. Stephens, Newton-Conover and West Lincoln. West’s Daniel Taggert won the 152-pound division, and the Falcons’ Brandon McSwain was second at 215. Thomas Current (112), Tanner Motley (135), Jaymes Fairbanks (140) and Donte Reddick (285) placed third, while Dakota Goodson (103), Bryce Wood (119) and Steven Crandall (145) finished fourth.  West beat Lexington 49-21 last week.

 Middle school hoops Erwin’s girls basketball team rolled at Southeast 45-16 on Monday behind Kaleigh Troutman’s 20 points and 13 rebounds. Kelli Fisher added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles (6-2). Amani Ajayi had five steals. Shelby Benge grabbed five rebounds. Erin Hatley added four steals and three assists. Southeast (1-7) was paced by Kaycee Kennedy with five points.  Erwin’s boys stayed unbeaten with an easy 60-25 victory against the Patriots. The Eagles (8-0) were led by Samuel Wyrick’s 13 points and four assists. Conor Honeycutt scored 10 points. Seth Wyrick had eight points and four assists. Harrison Bell scored eight points and grabbed eight boards. Jason Troutman and Josh Little scored five points apiece, with Troutman also getting five rebounds. Southeast (0-8) was led by Harrison Baucom’s eight points. Gabe Peeler scored six.  Corriher-Lipe’s girls beat China Grove 28-20. Avery Locklear scored eight points for the Yellow Jackets (7-1). Cassidy Chipman had seven, Alex Bare scored six. Alex Allen had 10 points for the Red Devils. Sylvetta Bost had six.  Corriher-Lipe’s boys beat China Grove 65-32. Qwantarius Rhyne led the Yellow Jackets with 19 points. Davonta Steele scored 10, Chandler Corriher had nine, Kameron Sherill scored six, Eric Finger had six, and Burke Fulcher added five. Jacob Raper and Trevor Brown scored eight apiece to lead the Red Devils. Matt Honeycutt had five.  Sacred Heart’s varsity girls beat Covenant Christian 39-21 to win the Paul Mendez Memorial Christmas Tournament played at Sacred Heart’s Boyd Dolphin Tank. The Dolphins were led by Erin Ansbro’s 12 points and five rebounds. Payton Russell had eight points, and Meghan Hedgepeth added five points and five steals. Caroline Parrott, Kate Sullivan and Kaytee Leonguerrero had six rebounds each. Ansbro, Hedgepeth and Sara Bess Hallett were named all-tournament. Southlake Christian defeated Forsyth Country Day 45-10 in the consolation game.  The North Hills Middle School boys won the Mendez boys championship game with a 55-35 win against Sacred Heart. The Eagles reached the championship game with a 44-29 win against Southlake behind Leonard Murdock (11 points, nine rebounds), Grayson Whicker (10 points), Wes Fazia (seven points), Will Cody (seven Points) and Luke Humble (six points). Murdock exploded for 23 points and 10 boards against Sacred Heart. Humble had 14 and Fazia seven. Sixth-grader Joseph Harrison led the Dolphins with 16 points. Max Fisher scored nine and Reilly Gokey five. Christian Hester had 11 rebounds, while Will Casmus had six boards. North Hills’ Murdock, Fazia and Wicker were joined on the all-tournament team by Sacred Heart’s Chili Chilton, Gokey and Hester. Southlake defeated Forsyth 59-20 for third.  The North Hills middle school boys lost to Davidson Day 44-39 in a regular-season game. Murdock had 21 points and 21 rebounds, while Fazia had 12 points and eight rebounds.

 College women’s hoops Voorhees’ Rashonda Mayfield (West Rowan) hit three 3-pointers and scored 16 points in a 67-59 win against Virginia Intermont on Sunday.

 College men’s hoops Catawba faces a big SAC test tonight at Lincoln Memorial. The Railsplitters, the preseason favorites, are still unbeaten. Pfeiffer is home tonight against Livingstone in what should be a close contest.  Rio Grande’s Kaleb Kimber (West Rowan) scored seven points in a 69-66 loss to Cincinnati-Clermont on Saturday.

 Overseas hoops Carlos Dixon (South Rowan) had 31 points and 14 rebounds as his team in Okinawa split two games over the weekend.  Bryan McCullough (North Rowan) scored 15 points for his team in Romania on Saturday.  Shayla Fields (Salisbury) had 32 points and 14 rebounds in her game in Iceland last week.

 Wachovia fall standings East Montgomery and Gray Stone are tied for first in the YVC Wachovia Cup standings after the fall sports season. East Montgomery finished first in boys soccer and girls tennis, while Gray Stone won girls and boys cross country titles. Albemarle is third. North Rowan is eighth.  Salisbury leads the CCC Wachovia Cup race after winning fall titles in girls cross country, boys soccer and football. Central Davidson, which won boys cross country, is second. West Davidson is third.  East Rowan leads the NPC standings after winning girls tennis and boys cross country. Statesville and West Rowan are tied for second. Carson is fourth, and South Rowan is seventh.  Robinson leads the SPC Wachovia race. The Bulldogs won fall titles in boys soccer and boys and girls cross country. Concord is second. A.L. Brown is sixth, while Northwest Cabarrus is seventh.  Mount Tabor, which won boys and girls cross country, football, volleyball and girls tennis has opened up a commanding lead in the CPC. Reagan is second. Davie is third.

 Prep basketball Salisbury’s boys lost 91-60 at Gastonia Forestview on Monday. Alex Weant scored 14 for the Hornets. Three NPC games are set for tonight, including Carson at East Rowan. The North Rowan-Albemarle doubleheader has been postponed.

 Holiday baseball camp Local pro baseball players Chris Ahearn, Daniel Wagner, Ryan Query, Wade Moore, Garrett Sherrill, and Zach Ward will be conducting a holiday baseball skills camp on Dec. 2930 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium. Contact Ahearn at 704-942-7647.

 College lacrosse Catawba senior attack Marty Tuohy has been named a pre-season second team All-American by Face-off Yearbook.





Giants dominate Brett Favre-less Vikings 21-3 BY LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer

DETROIT (AP) — Brett Favre stood on the sidelines for the start of a game for the first time since 1992, rubbing his salt-and-pepper beard in frustration because his body couldn’t take another pounding. His replacement struggled early and often, thanks to the New York Giants. Brandon Jacobs ran for a goahead touchdown midway through the second quarter, Eli Manning threw a lead-padding TD just before halftime and Ahmad Bradshaw added a 48-yard run to help the Giants beat Minnesota 21-3 Monday night. Favre’s New York 21 NFL-record Minnesota 3 streak of 297 straight starts ended because of his banged-up right shoulder and numb hand in a game moved from Minneapolis because the Metrodome roof collapsed under heavy snow early Sunday. The Giants sacked Favre replacement Tarvaris Jackson four times, knocking him out of the game late in the third period and again in the final seconds. New York (9-4) moved back into a first-place tie with Philadelphia in the NFC East. Minnesota, which went to the NFC title game last January, (58) was eliminated from the playoff race. The game was switched from Sunday afternoon when the Giants couldn’t get to Minneapolis because of the severe weather, then was moved to the Detroit Lions’ indoor stadium with a steel roof. The Vikings were technically the home team at Ford Field — which was adorned with their logo at midfield and “VIKINGS” in the end zones — but they didn’t have much of an edge. “The whole thing is bizarre,” Vikings radio analyst Pete Bercich said. Nothing, though, was more odd than seeing Favre watch a game. He stood on the sideline, trying to tutor Jackson at times, and sporting a purple knit hat, short-sleeved black shirt with a long-sleeved white shirt underneath, and black warmup pants. The game drew an announced crowd of 45,910 — there seemed to be at least 10,000 more people in the 65,000-seat stadium late in the first half — and some fans made the trek to see Favre. Even though most got in for

free, they left disappointed, especially if they were rooting for the Vikings. Whether the 41-year-old Favre plays again for Minnesota in his 20th NFL season is uncertain. It appears his third return from a brief retirement will be the end — and he might not finish out the schedule. New York has won three straight and eight of 10 games, improving its chances for a wild card if it doesn’t finish ahead of the Eagles, who it hosts Sunday. Minnesota entered the game with a two-game winning streak and flickering hopes of salvaging what has been a miserable season. Jackson got off to a good start, completing his first two passes for 8 yards each, but struggled for much of the game. He wasted an opportunity to show his coaches and teammates he can be counted on to fill in for Favre for a game and perhaps in the future. He completed just 12 of 22 passes, threw an interception directly to linebacker Keith Bulluck, and fumbled a shotgun snap he was able to recover. Another shotgun snap got away and he recovered it near the goal line, seemingly getting a break from the officials on what appeared to be a safety. While Jackson didn’t have the benefit of a running game — Adrian Peterson was held to 26 yards on 14 carries — Manning relied on a one-two punch that pounded the Vikings all night. Jacobs ran for a season-high 116 yards and a score and Bradshaw had 103 yards rushing, including the 48-yarder that was his longest run in two years. Bradshaw left in the fourth quarter with a wrist injury. Manning bounced back from throwing a second interception in the opening minute of the second quarter and was 22 of 37 for 187 yards and a TD, a perfectly threaded pass to Kevin Boss. That put the Giants ahead 14-3 with 3 seconds left in the third quarter. Hakeem Nicks caught seven passes for 96 yards. Jackson limped off the field with 16 seconds left in the game, giving rookie Joe Webb another opportunity to take snaps after getting drafted in the sixth round to play wide receiver. Webb, who had played in one game without throwing a pass, completed two of five passes.

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New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw leaps over Minnesota Vikings linebacker chad Greenway in the first half of the game at Ford Field in detroit on Monday night.

Ravens beat Texans in overtime, 34-28

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Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub hands off the ball to Texans running back Arian Foster during the first quarter.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens almost blew another one, until their trademark defense saved the game. Josh Wilson intercepted Matt Schaub’s pass and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown in overtime, lifting the Ravens to a 3428 win over the Houston Texans on Monday night. The Ravens (9-4) stayed one game behind Pittsburgh in the AFC North despite blowing a 28-7 lead in the second half. Schaub threw a 5yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson and a 2point conversion to Jacoby Jones with 21 seconds left in regulation to cap the unlikely rally. BaltiBaltimore 34 m o r e Houston 28 l o s t fourthquarter leads in each of its four losses and had to punt after its only offensive series of overtime. Houston started from its 12, and Schaub was trying to connect with Jones on second down when Wilson picked it off and ran into the end zone. Houston (5-8) has lost six of its last seven. The Ravens seemed to have the game well in hand when rookie David Reed returned the secondhalf kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown, a franchise record. Houston mounted two time-consuming drives in

the third quarter, but only came away with field goals. Yet the Texans’ defense, ranked among the league’s worst in every category, held the Ravens to four first downs in the second half and kept Houston’s comeback hopes flickering. The Texans’ offense finally came alive after a listless first half. Schaub went 24 for 41 in the last two quarters after going 7 for 21 in the first half. He threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jones with 6 minutes left to finish a 99-yard drive, the longest in team history. The defense forced another Baltimore punt with 2:54 left, and Schaub launched the tying drive with a 16-yard completion to Kevin Walter. Schaub went 8 for 10 in the 95yard march, and also scrambled for a first down. Johnson managed to keep his toes inbounds on the spectacular 5-yard touchdown reception that made it 28-26, and Jones grabbed Houston’s first 2point conversion of the year to tie it. The Texans had lost fourth-quarter leads in their previous four losses, all because the defense gave up long pass plays. This time, the usually reliable Schaub made the late-game mistake that cost Houston a chance to win.




All-County Sports


The 2010 All-County girls golf team. Front, Player of the Year, Lily Yatawara (Salisbury), Second Row: Madison Kennedy (Salisbury), Amber Lyerly (Salisbury). Third Row; Madeline Hoskins (Salisbury), Tabitha Warren (East) and Brooke Smith (Salisbury).

The 2010 All-County boys soccer team. Front, Player of the year, B.J. Woods (Salisbury). Second Row, Dillon Arey (East), Cristian Ortiz (North), Spencer Dixon (Salisbury), Jorge Sanchez (Carson) and Bradys Zuniga (West). Third Row; Matt Cervantes (Salisbury), Kenneth Bonilla (Salisbury), Emmy Turcios (Salisbury), Robby Barnes (East), Ivan Hernandez (Carson) and David Garcia (Carson). Fourth row: Isaias Guerrero (Carson), David Simons (Salisbury), John Grant (Salisbury), Connor Miller (Salisbury), C.J. Sippel (Carson) and Rodolfo Trujillo (West). Not Pictured, Garrett Owens (Carson).




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The 2010 all-county girls tennis team. Front, player of the year, Joy Loeblein (Salisbury). Second Row, Madison Rusher (West), Devan Corpening (East), Kelly Dulkoski (Carson) and Carol Brown (Carson). Third Row, Katelyn Storey (Salisbury), Rebecca Agner (East), Megan Bullins (East), Hannah Pressley (East) and Anna Flynn (Salisbury). Fourth Row, Anna Page (Salisbury), Sallie Kate Meyerhoeffer (Salisbury), Kelli Berry (North), Madeline Hoskins (Salisbury), Erika Nelson (Salisbury), and Dorothy Mauldin (West).

The 2010 all-county volleyball team. Front Row, Nicole Barringer (South) and Player of the Year Michaela White (Carson). Second Row: Brooke Harrington (West) and Leah Perkins (Carson). Third Row: Mallory Drew (East), Taylor Honeycutt (East), Krista Swartz (South), Sam Goins (South) and Marissa Sellers (Carson). Fourth Row: Breeann Lambert (West), Aimee Cloninger (Carson), Carsen Byrd (East), Isis Miller (Salisbury), Allison Blackwell (Carson) and Olivia Rankin (Salisbury). Pictured at right is Tijara Miller (North).





SportsBriefs Bethune-Cookman beats Webber 69-58 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alexander Starling scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Bethune-Cookman over Webber International 69-58 on Monday night. C.J. Reed and Mikel Trapp added 12 points each and Garrius Holloman had 11 for the Wildcats (5-5), who won for the third time in their last four. Bethune-Cookman led 27-25 at halftime before Tyler Auerbacher’s 3-pointer put the Warriors (4-4) ahead by one 33 seconds into the second half. The Wildcats, however, answered on Reed’s basket with 18:19 to play to lead 29-28 with 18:19 to go. Bethune-Cookman wouldn’t trail the rest of the way. The Wildcats increased their lead to 40-31 after consecutive steals allowed Trapp to score three baskets in 23 seconds, the last coming at the 15:22 mark. Junior Geidi led Webber International with 12 points, and Tyler Hoevenaar chipped in 10 points.

Seton Hall blows out Longwood 78-51 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Freshman forward Fuquan Edwin scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, both career highs, to pace a balanced scoring attack, leading Seton Hall to an easy 78-51 victory over Longwood Monday night. The win was the second straight for the Pirates (5-4), who also defeated Massachusetts 104-79 on Dec. 11 in a game where Edwin had 13 points. Other than Edwin, the Pirates also received 17 points and seven assists from Jordan Theodore, who has been solid all season for the Pirates. Jeff Robinson added 15 points and eight rebounds for the winners, who took an early lead and never looked back. Antwan Carter paced Longwood (3-8) with 15 points. Martiz Washington had 12 and Aaron Mitchell 10 for the Lancers, who have lost six straight. After Longwood’s Mitchell scored the game’s first points on a jumper, Seton Hall took command by scoring the next 10 points over a 3:10 span. Edwin scored five during the drive, with four coming off rebounds. The Lancers kept climbing back into the game and drew to within three, 27-24, on a 3-point field goal from David Robinson. The Pirates then outscored the Lancers 19-5 over the rest of the first half to take a 46-29 halftime lead. Edwin had eight of the Pirates’ 19 points during the final 6 minutes of the first half and ended the half with 13 points. Longwood came out inspired in the second half and cut the lead to 56-47 with 10:14 left on a driving

BENGALS FROM 1B “I guess Dave was quoted after the game about this being the worst team in Bengals history,” Green said. “That may be touching closer to home to him being the worst coach in Bengals history. What goes around comes around.” Ouch! There’s been no such acrimony on this 10-loss team, although Owens has moved a bit closer to the line after each of the last few defeats. He had only one catch for 22 yards in a 23-7 loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday, and intimated that the Steelers did a better job of coaching. “I can’t throw the ball to myself,” Owens said. “I can’t do anything else. All I can do is just go with the plays that

PANTHERS FROM 1B camp or the offseason stuff. He’s a guy on a short look we thought did a good job for us.” The Panthers announced no corresponding roster moves on Monday as they gear up for a closing threegame stretch with Clausen at the helm. Of course, with only journeymen Brian St. Pierre and Keith Null behind him, Fox doesn’t have any attractive options. The second-round pick from Notre Dame, forced into the starting job by Matt Moore’s struggles and then season-ending shoulder injury, appeared to regress on Sunday. He completed 14 of 24 passes for 107 yards and

basket by Mitchell. But Longwood could only muster four more points over the final 10-plus minutes. After Longwood cut the lead to nine, the Pirates scored the next five points, two on a power move from Edwin and a 3-pointer from Theodore to push the lead back to double digits at 61-47 with 8 minutes left. Freshman Patrick Auda scored four straight points, both baskets coming off passes from Theodore, to give the Pirates a 65-47 lead with 6:20 to go. The Pirates kept the pressure on from that point and pulled away down the stretch, with the final score being the largest margin.

America’s Cup talks heat up on both coasts America’s Cup officials are negotiating with Newport, R.I., even as San Francisco attempts to come up with a winning bid to host sailing’s biggest regatta. Tony Winniker, a spokesman for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, says the Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee has endorsed a host city agreement and sent it to the full board, which is scheduled to vote on it Tuesday. The Golden Gate Yacht Club said in a letter to Newsom on Saturday that San Francisco will lose the right to host the America’s Cup in 2013 unless an acceptable deal is in place by Friday. Meanwhile, GGYC official Tom Ehman says Newport could be “an inexpensive and very, very good” alternative if San Francisco doesn’t pan out. GGYC also is considering a bid from Italy.

Ark. St. proposes penalties for NCAA violations JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State is offering to forfeit several victories in several sports during the 2005-2007 seasons, plus cutting one football and one basketball scholarship for two years, as penalties for inadvertently allowing ineligible athletes to play. A news release Monday from ASU said the school had submitted a summary-disposition report to the NCAA Infractions Committee. The report is on violations of NCAA rules on progress-toward-degree requirements, originally discovered by the school and self-reported to the NCAA. In addition to the scholarship cuts, ASU said it was prepared to forfeit six football wins in the 2006 season and four in 2005; 15 men’s basketball wins in the 2006-2007 season, 12 basketball wins in 20052006; three baseball wins in the 2006-2007 season; and five women’s soccer wins during the 2005-2006 season.

Uehara finalizes $3M contract with Orioles BALTIMORE (AP) — Right-hander Koji Uehara has finalized a $3 million, one-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles, who hope the former Japanese star will continue to excel as the team’s closer. The 35-year-old Uehara has endured two injury-riddled seasons with Baltimore. After serving as a starter in 2009, Uehara enjoyed success as a stopper in the latter part of the 2010 season. He went 1-2 with 13 saves and a 2.86 ERA. He led AL relievers in fewest walks per nine innings and strikeout-to-walk ratio (11-to-1). His new deal includes a club option for 2012. Uehara is the first Japaneseborn player in Orioles history. He is 3-6 with a 3.58 ERA in 55 games with Baltimore.

leading scorer plenty of time to return for the Tigers next Atlantic Coast Conference game against Miami. Stitt also had surgery on his left knee in his freshman season and missed two games. Stitt scored 18 points last Saturday against Florida State, but went down in the final minute of the game after being hit on a screen. Stitt is averaging 13.8 points a game. The Tigers host Savannah State and UNC-Greensboro before traveling to the College of Charleston on Dec. 22.

TE Heap inactive for Ravens in Houston

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu wrestler Clarissa Chun won her second international tournament in three weeks by taking gold in the 48-kilogram or 105.5-pound division at the Open Cup of Russia in Chekhov. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Chun pinned Russia’s Valeria Chepsarakova — the 2009 Junior World Champion at 51 kilograms — in the final on Dec. 4 to earn $3,000. The Roosevelt High graduate also took gold in the 48-kilogram division last month at the NYAC International Open in New York.

HOUSTON (AP) — Pro Bowl tight end Todd Heap was inactive for the Baltimore Ravens’ game against Houston on Monday night with a hamstring injury. Heap, the Ravens’ all-time leader in receptions (464) and touchdown catches (41), was injured on the first play from scrimmage in last week’s 13-10 loss to Pittsburgh. Heap has 37 catches for 546 yards and five touchdowns this season. Cornerback Fabian Washington, fullback Jason McKie and linebackers Jason Phillips and Dannell Ellerbe were also inactive for Baltimore. Fullback Le’Ron McClain is expected to play after sitting out last week’s game with a sprained left ankle. Houston tight end Owen Daniels, inactive for the past five games with a hamstring injury, was expected to play.

Timbers sign defender Kerrea Gilbert

BYU to play in San Francisco bowl in 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers have signed English defender Kerrea Gilbert from the English club Arsenal. The Timbers, who join Major League Soccer as an expansion team next season, also acquired a fourth-round pick from the Houston Dynamo in the 2014 SuperDraft in exchange for defender Jordan Graye. Gilbert, 23, has played for Arsenal for five seasons after developing in the English Premier League club’s youth system. He was loaned to several English clubs over the course of his career with the team. Graye was acquired by the Timbers in last month’s expansion draft from D.C. United.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Fight Hunger Bowl has reached an agreement with BYU to play in the game in 2013. The Cougars will take the place of the WAC, which was supposed to provide the opponent for a Pac-12 team. With four teams leaving the WAC in the next two years, the San Francisco-based bowl decided to look for a replacement. The Cougars are becoming a football independent next season and are looking to lock in bowl agreements. If BYU makes it into a BCS game or fails to become bowl eligible in 2013, the Fight Hunger Bowl has an agreement with the WAC for a backup team. Executive director Gary Cavalli says he has had his eye on BYU since starting this bowl in 2002.

Honolulu wrestler wins international tournament

Clemson’s Stitt out 2 weeks after knee surgery CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson guard Demontez Stitt is expected to miss several weeks following surgery on his left knee. The team says Stitt underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Monday. That would give the team’s

are called and just hope I can get some opportunities. “You saw what happened in the first half. There were some opportunities there and they (Pittsburgh) gameplanned to the point where they knew we were running some routes. ... We saw that, but we still didn’t make any adjustments.” The ‘93 team won two of its last three games, finishing 313 and tying for the worst record in club history. The 2002 team went one worse, finishing 2-14 under Dick LeBeau. These Bengals can match that mark by losing their last three. No matter the final record, this team will likely be remembered as the most disappointing in Cincinnati history. The Bengals won the AFC North last season, kept the team virtually intact and brought in Owens to improve the passing game for another

run at the playoffs. A 23-20 loss in Cleveland on Oct. 3 started a nosedive from a 2-1 start to one for the record books. This one won’t end as neatly as the last one. Shula not only kept his job after that 10game losing streak, but even got a two-year extension with one game left in the season. Coach Marvin Lewis is in the final year of his deal, having already turned down an extension because he wants changes in the organization. It could be the first of many significant changes — Owens and running back Cedric Benson are free agents, and the club has an option for one more year of receiver Chad Ochocinco. For now, there’s a doubledigit losing streak that won’t go away. “I thought the tide would turn,” Lewis said Monday. “It hasn’t turned our way.”

an interception. Sacked five times, he again struggled to make quick decisions, including a sack on fourth down near midfield after Carolina had climbed within 17-7 in the third quarter. Clausen has thrown 193 passes since his lone TD of the season and Carolina’s 164 points are 61 fewer than Miami, the NFL’s second-lowest scoring team. Fox sidestepped questions about Clausen’s apology on Monday and whether Clausen’s confidence is waning, “I think if you look through that locker room there was a lot of guys who would question confidence at this point,” Fox said. “We haven’t gotten the results we wanted. I don’t know about all of the apologizing stuff. You have to ask those guys.”

Not even Carolina’s best rushing performance of the season, 212 yards, could open up the anemic passing game. It’s left the Panthers three losses away from securing the No. 1 overall pick. “That’s what makes it so tough is that it’s not a bunch of quitters in here,” left tackle Jordan Gross said. “It just boggles me why it keeps turning up this way.” Notes: CB Chris Gamble said his strained left hamstring is feeling better and he expects to practice on Wednesday and start Sunday. Gamble was demoted to nickel back for a game before getting hurt and missing the past two games. He said he recently had a conversation with Fox. “We talked about the whole situation,” Gamble said. “Everything was cleared up.”

Harvick hires Nelson Piquet Jr. KERNERSVILLE (AP) — Former Formula One driver Nelson Piquet Jr. will drive in the Trucks Series for Kevin Harvick Inc. next

FAVRE FROM 1B esting following Brett this week. Now that we know it’s over, we can kind of look back on it and marvel. I don’t know if I can even put words on it.” The crowd in Detroit, where tickets were given out for free, had a chance to witness a bit of history. “Ahhh, I feel bad for him,” said Vikings season-ticket holder JoAnn Brown, who drove 12 hours to see the game in Detroit. “I wish he could’ve just got out there for the first play and just tossed the ball once to keep the streak.” Both Favre and Frazier had made it clear he would not be given a ceremonial start like that. At 5-7, Minnesota still has a slim chance to make the playoffs. The quarterback was injured when the Bills’ Arthur Moats hit him square in the back and sent him to the turf on the third play from scrimmage last weekend. The day after, the rookie linebacker said he had mixed emotions about perhaps being the player who ended Favre’s streak. “I don’t want to see anybody hurting and not playing any more. If he plays, that would be a good thing,” Moats said. “But if he doesn’t, and I was the guy to end the streak, all right. That’s a little notable, yeah.” Lions coach Jim Schwartz compared Favre’s run to another athlete with a famous streak. “I grew up in Baltimore and witnessed the Cal Ripken streak, but football is a completely different sport,” Schwartz said. “At quarter-

season. The Brazilian drove five races this last season for two different Trucks Series teams. His best finish was sixth at Daytona. Piquet drove for Renault in Formula 1 in 2008 and part of 2009, and later admitted he crashed on team PIQUET orders in a 2008 race at Singapore to help his teammate win. Renault officials accused Piquet and his father of making up the claims. But last week, Piquet won a libel lawsuit against the race team. Piquet says the timing of the announcement with Harvick and the conclusion of his libel suit is coincidental. KHI plans to field three trucks next season. The team did not announce Piquet’s crew chief, truck number or sponsor on Monday.

Diamondbacks hire minor league coordinators PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks say Mel Stottlemyre Jr. and Joel Youngblood will be minor league coordinators next season. Diamondbacks director of player development Mike Bell said Monday that Stottlemyre will be organization’s short-season pitching coordinator and Youngblood will be the outfield and base-running coordinator. Stottlemyre was Arizona’s pitching coach in 2009 and 2010. Youngblood was third base coach for half of last season. Brett Butler returns as manager of Triple-A Reno, and Mark Haley stays on as manager of Class A South Bend. Double-A Mobile will be led by Turner Ward, who is making his managerial debut after spending the last three seasons as the BayBears’ hitting coach. Audo Vicente will manage Class A Yakima and Kelly Stinnett will manage the rookie-level Arizona League Diamondbacks.

Minor leaguer suspended 50 games for drugs NEW YORK (AP) — A pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization has been suspended 50 games under the minor league drug program. Arquimedes Lorenzo was a member of Pittsburgh’s team in the Dominican Summer League. The commissioner’s office imposed the penalty Monday and said it will start when next season begins. There have been 86 players suspended this year under the minor league drug program and two under the major league program.

back, you have a target on you. It’s a tough, physical job and you aren’t ever delivering the blow. It takes a selfsacrifice to stand in there and take a blow to make a play for the team.” As for Ripken, he took a moment to congratulate Favre as well. “Brett has had an incredible career and his consecutive games streak is remarkable,” he said through a spokesman. “As a football fan I cannot fathom his accomplishment and I appreciate his dedication to and passion for the game. He is a true gamer and has provided us all with a lot of wonderful memories.” Season No. 20, though, has been one of Favre’s toughest. He’s taken a beating on the field and played not only through two fractures in his left foot and elbow tendinitis but 10 stitches in his chin along with aches in his neck, back and calf before he was crunched by Moats. His stats, including a 69.6 QB rating, haven’t been so great, either. He’s also been the subject of an NFL investigation into allegations he sent inappropriate messages and photos to a game-day hostess when both worked for the New York Jets in 2008. The investigation has lasted for more than two months now, and the lawyer for Jenn Sterger was vocal last week in trying to get a ruling announced. Through it all, Favre has led his team on the field, extending his streak further and further. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning now holds the longest streak at 205 games. He would need to keep it going for another 51/2 years to surpass Favre. “It’s beyond reason. It’s ridiculous,” said Seahawks

quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who backed up Favre in Green Bay years ago. “He’s gotten lucky a little bit too, but he’s just the toughest guy in the world.” It’s a record that Favre cherishes. Over the years, he has played through a separated shoulder, concussions, a sprained knee and a broken thumb — and he also took the field following the sudden death of his father and his wife being diagnosed with breast cancer. “I far exceeded my goals,” Favre said last week. “I don’t know if any player comes in and says, ‘Hey, I have a goal of playing 300 straight games.’ To have done that with playoffs (321 games), I don’t know how many consecutive starts, it’s a lot, and had it ended several weeks before or last year, it is still quite an accomplishment.” He’s been listed as questionable on the injury report heading into a game several times this season. But it was clear as soon as Moats blindsided him that this injury was more serious. Favre’s injury, a sprained SC joint, is a rarity in sports, one that doctors say occurs most often when a person’s body slams against the steering wheel in an auto accident. Favre said Wednesday he was having difficulty putting on a shirt or pulling on socks and he did not throw a proper pass all week in preparation for the Giants.




Metrodome roof collapse rekindles stadium debate B Y C HRIS W ILLIAMS Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Frigid air whipped through a desolate Metrodome on Monday as crews began inspecting the Minnesota stadium’s nearly three decades-old roof after it collapsed under the weight of heavy snow that pounded the Twin Cities and forced the Vikings to move their game to Detroit. Sunday’s roof collapse was the fourth since the 29year-old facility opened, and it has rekindled the debate about whether the cashstrapped state should build a new venue using taxpayer money. “It’s an aging facility. We all know that. This actually ramps up that part of the discussion,” said state Sen. Julie Rosen, who said she will introduce a new stadium bill when the Legislature convenes in January. The Vikings have lobbied lawmakers for more than 10 years for a new stadium, arguing the Metrodome is outdated and doesn’t generate enough revenue. The team’s lease runs through the 2011 season and they have said they won’t renew it. The NFL team is the stadium’s only major tenant after the Minnesota Twins and University of Minnesota moved into new facilities, which received public subsidies, in the past two years. The stadium’s Teflon roof gave way early Sunday after a storm pounded the region, dumping 17 inches of snow on the city — the fifth heaviest in state history. No one was hurt, but the Vikings’ Sunday game was moved to Monday night in Detroit and it wasn’t clear when the stadium would reopen. Three executives from Amherst, N.Y.-based contractor Birdair, Inc. met with stadium officials Monday. Pat Milan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission that operates the Metrodome, said they assessed the position and the size of the tears in the roof to figure out whether to repair or replace

damaged panels. “Everyone is going as quickly as they can and as safely as they can,” Milan said. Vikings vice president for public affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley said the team is “determined” to host the Chicago Bears next Monday night “in front of our fans.” He says they’ll likely take a “dual-track approach,” trying to get the Metrodome ready while also preparing TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus to play outside if necessary. When the Metrodome was built, its design was considered state-of-the art — and its Teflon roof was less expensive than a solid one. Though some domes with similar designs still are used in Detroit, Vancouver and Syracuse, N.Y., new stadiums have been built over the years and the inflatedtype domes have given way to shinier models. The last time the Metrodome’s roof gave way was 27 years ago, forcing the postponement of a Minnesota Twins game in April 1983. Since then, building staff have learned a few tricks about dealing with snow storms — including blasting the roof with hot water to melt the snow and pumping hot air between two layers of fabric that make up the roof, said Steve Maki, MSFC director of facilities and engineering. Those techniques were used during the weekend, but strong winds made it too dangerous for crews to continue working to clear the snow, he said. The roof collapse dominated talk radio in the Twin Cities on Monday and striking video of a truckload of snow dumping on the field nearly 200 feet below was in heavy rotation on television. “The images on TV can’t help but have an influence on public perception,” Rep. Keith Downey, a Republican from Edina who said he opposes both new taxes and state general fund spending

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The Minneapolis Metrodome, home field of the Minnesota Vikings, collapsed after about seventeen inches of snow fell during a recent snow storm and still waits repair in Minneapolis, Minn., on Monday. A team is due to arrive today from the New York-based company that made the Metrodome roof to make repairs. for the Vikings. But there may be little financial support for a new stadium — especially as Minnesota faces a budget deficit projected at $6.2 billion. State leaders have said there’s little they can do for the team until they solve the budget woes, though the Vikings are working on a new proposal to present to the next Legislature. The Vikings previously pledged roughly one-third of the cost for a new stadium, estimated at $700 million or more depending on the model and the site, but they’ve had difficulty getting support for public money to pay for the rest. Rosen, a Republican from

Fairmont, wouldn’t give specifics about the bill she planned to propose next year, but she said no state funds would be used. Instead user fees and other revenue streams would pay for it, she said. Gov.-elect Mark Dayton’s spokeswoman, Katie Tinucci, said the roof collapse hasn’t changed Dayton’s position on stadium legislation. His stance has been that the public benefits of a new stadium would have to outweigh the public cost, but he hasn’t spelled out details. “We expected it to be an issue this session no matter what,” Tinucci said Monday, adding that the Democrat will look at stadium propos-

als after he takes office in three weeks. Despite the hoopla, stadium critic Phil Krinkie of the Taxpayers Minnesota League said replacing the Metrodome because of storm damage makes about as much sense as replacing the New Orleans Superdome because it was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. And because the last time the roof collapsed was in 1983, there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with the roof design, he said. “If it doesn’t happen for the next 20 years, I think we still have an extended period of useful life of the facility,” Krinkie said. Melissa Ferderer, 41, a

Spanish teacher in the Minneapolis Public Schools said Monday she opposed using taxpayer money for a new stadium for the Vikings. “I just think that the public spending should go toward things that are good for the general public as opposed to a special section, and I feel there’s too much private profit made off that industry. I would like to see this place revamped,” she said of the dome. But Jeffrey Evander, 32, a graphic designer from Bloomington, said keeping the Vikings was “crucial” and worth a tax increase. “Part of a metropolis, a true city, is having your sports teams,” he said.

Jennings, Bogut help Bucks end Mavs’ streak at 12 DALLAS (AP) — Brandon Jennings had 23 points and 10 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a 20-point second-quarter deficit for a 103-99 victory over the Mavericks on Monday night to end Dallas’ 12-game winning streak. Andrew Bogut had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Keyon Dooling added 16 points for the Bucks, who won their fourth in five games. Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points and Shawn Marion had 14 for the Mavericks, who hadn’t lost since Nov. 19 to Chicago. Dallas had also won eight straight at home over the Bucks. With the game tied at 79, Marion hit a layup and Nowitzki swished a 3-pointer from the right wing on the next possession to give Dallas an 84-79 lead with 8:50 remaining. But the Bucks stormed back with a 14-0 run capped by Ersan Ilyasova’s 3-pointer with 3:32 to

play for a 97-88 advantage. Bogut had a pair of dunks and John Salmons drained a 3-pointer during the decisive run. Dallas pulled to 101-99 on Nowitzki’s two free throws with 32.8 seconds left. Jennings missed a 21-footer with 18.9 seconds remaining, but Nowitzki couldn’t connect from seven feet with 10.6 seconds to go. Dooling converted two free throws with 9.9 seconds remaining to stretch Milwaukee’s lead to 10399. Caron Butler missed a 3-pointer for Dallas, and the Bucks rebounded to seal it. The Bucks trailed throughout the first half, but they started looking inside after the intermission and were ahead 75-74 entering the final quarter. Milwaukee held a 16-6 edge in points in the paint in the third quarter and got 10 points from Jennings. The Mavericks led 42-22 in the

second quarter, but the Bucks answered with an 11-0 run and narrowed the gap to 52-43 at the break. Notes: Bogut fouled out with 1:06 left. He missed five of six free throws. ... Nowitzki drew a technical foul with less than a second left in the third quarter for protesting his fourth foul of the night. ... Bucks F Drew Gooden was back in the rotation after missing the previous five games with plantar fasciitis in his left heel. Gooden contributed eight points and four rebounds. ... Mavericks PG Jason Kidd and Jennings went to dinner together on Sunday night. Jennings got some advice from the 16-year veteran on playing their position, and then they guarded each other during long stretches in the game. ... Before the game, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle was talking about Nowitzki’s improved defense. As if to prove his coach’s point, Nowitzki had two blocked shots in the game’s opening 4 minutes.

NBA roundup MIAMI (AP) — By recent Miami Heat standards, Monday night’s win counts as close. The Heat trailed early and waited until the end of the third quarter to make their move, winning by double figures for the ninth game in a row by beating New Orleans 96-84. Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, topping 30 for the third consecutive game, and Chris Bosh added 23 points and 11 rebounds. The Heat blew the game open with an 18-2 spurt that put them up 94-77. LeBron James had 20 points and seven assists for Miami, which became the sixth team in NBA history to win nine straight games by at least 10 points or more. And James has had a hand in two of those runs

— Cleveland was the last team to do it, between Nov. 22 and Dec. 9, 2008. Only three teams — the 2007-08 Houston Rockets, 2003-04 New Jersey Nets and 1946-47 Washington Capitols — have won 10 straight by at least 10 points, and the Heat will try to match the NBA record Wednesday against James’ former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. David West had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Hornets, who are 3-9 since an 11-1 start. Bulls 92, Pacers 73 CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and Derrick Rose added 17 points and 12 assists as Chicago got its first six-game winning streak since

Nov. 25-Dec. 8, 2006. The 73 points was a season-low for Indiana and it was the third AssociATed press straight game Chicago held its opMilwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings scores past dallas Mavponent to a season-worst total. The ericks power forward dirk Nowitzki during the second half the game in Bulls held the Los Angeles Lakers to 84 points on Friday and the Min- dallas on Monday night. The Bucks won 103-99. nesota Timberwolves to 82 points on Saturday. Brandon Rush and T.J. Ford third quarter when the Jazz points to lead Memphis to its third both had 13 points for Indiana. outscored the Warriors 31-24 to straight win. take a 74-70 lead. The victory snapped an eightJazz 108, Warriors 95 Dorell Wright led Golden State game winning streak for Portland SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — with 20 points, including four 3- in Memphis. The Grizzlies hadn’t Deron Williams scored 30 points pointers. Reggie Williams added won a home game in the series in and reserve C.J. Miles had 20 10 for the Warriors. almost five years. points and six rebounds as Utah Wesley Matthews scored 18 sent Golden State to its seventh Grizzlies 86, Trail Blazers 73 points and Andre Miller had 14 straight loss. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach points and nine assists for PortPaul Millsap added 16 points for Randolph had 25 points and 20 re- land, which lost its second straight Utah, including 10 points in the bounds, and Rudy Gay added 16 after a four-game winning streak.




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NHL roundup ... DETROIT — Jonathan Quick bounced back from a shaky performance and handed the Detroit Red Wings their first shutout in nearly a year. Quick made 51 saves for his 10th NHL shutout and defenseman Drew Doughty had three assists in the Los Angeles Kings’ 5-0 victory over the Red Wings on Monday night. Anze Kopitar had two goals, and Wayne Simmonds, Oscar Moller and Jack Johnson also scored for Los Angeles, which has won four of five overall and four straight against the Red Wings. Dustin Brown added two assists to help Quick earn his second shutout this season. “It’s great and all to get all of those saves but at the end of the day, the two points is all that matters,” said Quick, who struggled in Saturday’ s 3-2 home overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild. “I was looking to get back out and put that game behind me,” he said. Quick’s 26 saves in the second period went a long way toward that. The Red Wings were last shut out on Jan. 12 in a 6-0 loss to the New York Islanders. Quick’s most spectacular effort of the night came when he dove across the net to get his stick in front of Tomas Holmstrom’s rebound shot during Detroit’s first power play a little over 7:30 into the second period. Thrashers 4, Senators 3 OTTAWA — Bryan Little made the most of the scoring opportunity that opened up in front of him when Ottawa's Jason Spezza tried to make a blind pass. Little jumped on Spezza’s no-look pass in Atlanta's zone and drove down the ice to score his second goal of the game 1:09 into overtime, giving the Thrashers a victory over the Senators on Monday night. Dustin Byfuglien had a goal and an assist for Atlanta, which recovered from blowing a 3-0 lead. Byfuglien assisted on Little's goal late in the first period and scored his ninth goal 17:38 into the second to give the Thrashers the big advantage they eventually squandered. Jim Slater also had a goal, and Chris Thorburn had two assists in the first period. Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves for Atlanta, which has won 10 of 12. Predators 5, Islanders 0 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Anders Lindback made 28 saves to record his second consecutive shutout, and Patric Hornqvist had two goals to lead the Nashville Predators to a victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night. The Predators have won three straight and are 6-0-2 in their last eight games. New York has lost six in a row and 20 of 21 (1-17-3). Sergei Kostitsyn, Jerred Smithson, and Nick Spaling also scored for Nashville. Kostitsyn gave Nashville a 1-0 lead at 11:15 of the opening period. With the Predators on a power play, Cody Franson had the puck at the right point. He moved to the high slot and fired a shot through was deflected in front by Kostitsyn. It got past Islanders goalie Dwayne Roloson on the glove side to extend Kostitsyn's point streak to a career-best six games. New York is 0-15-2 in games it trailed 1-0. Hornqvist doubled the Nashville lead at 5:22 of the second period. From the high slot, defenseman Shane O’Brien sent a wrist shot on goal. Roloson made the stop, but Hornqvist gathered the rebound and put a shot into the open net for his seventh goal. Just over two minutes after Hornqvist’s goal, Smithson made it 3-0. Hornqvist and Spaling added third-period goals. Spaling’s was his first in the NHL. Flames 3, Blue Jackets 2 CALGARY, Alberta — Jarome Iginla’s second goal of the game at 3:49 of overtime gave the Calgary Flames a victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. The Flames put on enormous pressure deep in the Blue Jackets zone, and Iginla finished the game after being set up in the slot by Alex Tanguay. Iginla scored into an empty net while goalie

Mathieu Garon was trapped out of position. Calgary led 2-0 less than 5 minutes in, but the Blue Jackets rallied and tied it in the third period. After waiting over 55 minutes to receive a power play, Columbus needed only 28 seconds of its first advantage to tie the game at 2. With Adam Pardy off for hooking, Kris Russell faked a shot and sent a pass to Rick Nash at the top of the circle. The Blue Jackets captain scored his 17th goal of the season with a shot over the shoulder of goalie Miikka Kiprusoff. Columbus pressed for the go-ahead goal throughout the third period, generating several dangerous chances around the Flames net. However, when the puck wasn't bouncing just over a stick or trickling wide, the Flames were either lucky — Ethan Moreau put a shot off the goal post — or saved by Kiprusoff. Kiprusoff jabbed out a toe to thwart R.J. Umberger, and then sprawled to deny a wraparound attempt by Antoine Vermette. Avalanche 7, Blackhawks 5 DENVER — Tomas Fleischmann and Matt Duchene scored one minute apart late in the third period to help the Colorado Avalanche rally for a win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. Colorado trailed 5-4 with 2:24 remaining, but Fleischmann tied it by beating screened goalie Corey Crawford. Duchene added the game winner 60 seconds later, scoring for the second time in the game. Ryan O’Reilly added an insurance goal in the final seconds, with Crawford on the bench, as the Avalanche won their third straight game. Brandon Yip, Paul Stastny and Cody McLeod also had goals for the Avalanche, the NHL’s second-highest scoring team. The Avalanche chased starting goalie Marty Turco 40 seconds into the second period, but struggled to get anything past Crawford — until the final minutes. Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots for Colorado. Troy Brouwer scored twice for the Blackhawks, including the go-ahead goal with 8:17 remaining. Brouwer reached his stick up in front of the net and directed the puck past Anderson. Replay officials took a long look at the goal — making sure Brouwer’s stick wasn't higher than the crossbar. Jack Skille, Bryan Bickell and Jeremy Morin also scored for the Blackhawks. This was a night Turco would rather forget. He allowed four goals on only 10 shots before being pulled. Devils reeling NEWARK, N.J. — For the past 16-plus seasons, playing hockey has been fun for New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur. It was a sport he loved to play. He earned a bundle of money doing it, and the Devils always were a threat to win it all. Talk hockey with Brodeur these days, however, and that ever-present smile isn't always there. For the first time in his long career, the three-time Stanley Cup-champion Devils are no longer competitive and their streak of making the playoffs for 13 consecutive years is in serious jeopardy. They are 17 points out of a playoff berth. This could be the year of the Devils’ demise, and it’s only 29 games into season. How bad is it? The Devils' 18 total points after 29 games is the second worst in the NHL. Only the nearby New York Islanders have fewer points (15) and they have played two less games heading into Monday night’s action. New Jersey also is mired in one of its worst slumps in years, having lost five straight games. The streak is the longest since it lost six in a row (0-5-1) late in 2008-09. All five losses have come in regulation, marking the first time that has happened since November 2000, when it lost six in a row. “It’s tiring playing like that,” Brodeur said. “Not having fun is not fun. We're trying hard. We’re playing hard to change things but it seems not to be working. Hopefully, we’ll get through this.”


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Outdoors report: Plenty of successful deer hunters Deer hunting has been the main talk around local sporting goods stores as successful hunters continue to bag trophy white tailed bucks. With the first rut starting to end and cold weather setting in, most hunters should begin to see an increase of activity around their food sources. Hunters who use corn as bait are finding it often being gobbled up within a few days of placing a bag or two. At Hill’s Minnow Farm located on Bringle Ferry Road near High Rock Lake, more than 340 deer have been brought in so far this season. The trophy board has filled

up with some really nice bucks. Across the area hunters have taken advantage of the removal of the daily bag limit on deer. It is not unusual to find a smiling hunter with three deer he just bagged. Hunters are reminded that although there is not a daily bag limit on deer, the season limit on antlered deer remains at two in all season areas except the eastern season and a hunter must have enough “tags” on a harvest report card to cover the deer being taken. In areas of the maximum deer harvest, extra antlerless

deer tags may be purchased for $10 for two. There is no limit on the number you may purchase, but extra tags are only valid for private land. Wildlife officers have been busy responding to various complaints from sportsmen and landowners. Trespassing has been a big concern by both hunter and nonhunters. Regardless if the land is posted or not in Rowan County, entry upon the lands of another for the purpose of hunting, fishing, trapping or operating an all terrain vehicle (ATV) without written permission of the landowner can result in the violator be-

ing arrested and charged with third-degree trespass. Wildlife officers have arrested and charged suspects for night deer hunting, illegal possession of deer, baiting on game lands, hunting in closed season and taking wildlife by the aid of a motor vehicle. Often as a result of an arrest, deer meat, guns, equipment and in one case a pickup have been seized as evidence. Many times after conviction in court, these items are ordered destroyed or forfeited. Sportsmen and other concerned citizens are urged to report suspected hunting vi-

olations to their local wildlife officer or by calling the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Division of Law Enforcement toll free at 800662-7137. Contact numbers: • Rowan and Davidson counties: Sgt. A. P Sharum: 704-680-2289 • Rowan County: Master Officer J.S. Isley (Cleveland), 704-680-2132, and Senior Officer W.H. Tarplee (Rockwell), 704-962-7000 • Davidson County: Senior Officer J.C Harris (Southmont), 336-479-4045 ••• Ducks Unlimited, in coop-

eration with the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission’s Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, will hold an introduction to waterfowl hunting clinic tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m., 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh. Admission is free, but preregistration is requested. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Kelsey Obernuefemann at 919 7070202 or kelsey. obernuefemann@ncwildlife. org. E-mail Sgt. Anthony Sharum of the N.C. Wildlife Resources at huntfishguy66@

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Burt Hood of Bradford, Vt., loads trees for the holiday season at the Bessette tree Farm in Columbia, N.H.

Keeping deer from Christmas tree farms just got cheaper Hair clippings, cayenne pepper and raw eggs — these are just a few of the odd ingredients recommended to keep those pesky deer away from your backyard garden. But what about farmers who have hundreds of acres of Christmas trees to protect? North Carolina State University extension specialists have now found an effective, inexpensive alternative to available commercial products to keep the deer at bay. The N.C. State researchers, led by Jeff Owen, a Christmastree production specialist, are exploring the use of inexpensive, inedible food byproducts — such as dried blood and egg powder — typically sold in bulk to the pet-food industry to be

used for flavoring. These byproducts cost 85 percent to 90 percent less than their commercial counterparts, and are found to be just as effective. Using these repellents — which can be purchased locally in bulk — may provide tree farmers an early Christmas present. “These products have an unappealing taste, but the decaying smell actually elicits a fear response in the deer and keeps them away from the crops,” Owen says. “We’re continuing to look at similar products — like liver powder and fishmeal — to see if they work the same way.” Owen says that Christmastree farms in North Carolina have long dealt with deer

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., offers eight days of programs and activities focused on Great Smoky Mountains National Park, having fun in the great outdoors and enjoying some old-timey mountain music. Dates are Jan. 8-15, as more than 200 experts volunteer their time to conduct 235 programs — 128 of which are new in 2011 — about nature photography, bears, butterflies, elk, camping skills, outdoor safety and scores of other topics. Almost two dozen are devoted to youngsters. New for 2011 is an all-day concentration on outdoor photography called “The Smokies Through the Lens” on Jan. 15. Other special programming includes • AppalachiaFest — A musical celebration of mountain music and dancing (audience participation encouraged) featuring the Carolina Bluegrass Boys, Tony Thomas and Boogertown Gap on Jan. 11 • Cades Cove Memories — Five special programs on Jan. 15 organized by the Cades Cove Preservation Association that focus on this popular portion of Great Smoky Mountains National Park In addition to all the indoor programs, there are 48 hikes and excursions into Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including a llama trek. This will be the 21st year for Wilderness Wildlife Week, a major part of the four-month-long Pigeon Forge Winterfest season. “The week is extremely flexible. You can come just for one program, for one day only or for the whole week,” said Leon Downey of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. “It’s a great way to introduce people to the outdoors.” Wilderness Wildlife Week details are updated frequently at Information about all aspects of visiting Pigeon Forge is at or by calling toll-free to 800-251-9100. Admission to all programs is free.

Shawn Bahrs gets a face full of snow while tending to a Fraser fir brought up from his aunt’s farm in North Carolina. harming the trees by horning (thrashing market-sized trees with their antlers to mark territory) and browsing (eating the buds and shoots off young trees.) Not all Fraser fir growers contend with these problems, but where deer populations are high, deer can eat young trees down to a pencilsized stem. Damage can be so extensive that growers have

abandoned fields of young trees. Hard-pressed growers will use a combination of selective hunting, deer repellents and food plots to divert deer from their trees. Owen said commercial deer repellents cost at least $18 per pound, while the dried blood or egg powder, which can be bought in bulk, runs less than $2 per pound.

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Lara drew, 13, of Gold Hill killed this 6-point, 167-pounder on thanksgiving day while hunting with her father.

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ernie athey of Salisbury harvested this 9-point buck in Virginia on Nov. 15, 2010, with a rifle. He has hunted since he was very young. this is the biggest buck he has ever killed. it weighed 200 pounds.

Billy W. Huffman of Landis killed a 9-pointer with a 21 1⁄2 inch spread. the buck weighed 165 pounds and was killed in Stanly County on Nov. 13.

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t.J. drew, 11, of Gold Hill bagged this 6-pointer that weighed 125 pounds on Nov. 20.




Hunting traditions sag as land, desire disappear

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — estimates 33 states saw deClassroom desks and office clines in hunting license sales cubicles stand empty. over the last two decades. The Hunters in blaze orange stand sharpest drop was in Massaout like drops of bright paint chusetts, which has seen a 50 against brown fields. Pub percent falloff in hunting liparking lots are crowded with cense sales during that time. pickup trucks draped with Millions of Americans still deer carcasses. hunt, of course, and some This is Wisconsin’s gun states have seen increases in deer season, a tradition as en- license sales over the last 20 grained in this years. But the rugged state’s overarching deidentity as beer, cline has outbrats and door advocates cheese. But as worried. the years slide Suburban by, fewer people sprawl has conseem to care. sumed prime Hunting’s hunting land, popularity has forcing many waned across hunters to much of the choose between country as housdriving for ing tracts rehours to get to place forests, agthe woods or ing hunters hang staying home. up their guns G e r a l d and kids plop Feaser, a Penndown in front of sylvania Game Facebook rather Commission venture than spokesman, said outside. his state’s urban The falloff footprint has STEVE SANETTI could have far- National Shooting Sports nearly doubled reaching consesince the early Foundation quences, hunting 1980s. enthusiasts say. “ W h o l e Fewer hunters mean less rev- farms turned into housing deenue for a multi-billion dollar velopments or shopping industry and government con- malls,” he said. “Once that servation efforts. It also sig- land is lost, you can’t get it nals what could be the begin- back.” ning of the end of an AmeriMore children are growing can tradition. up in front of computer “As paradoxical as it may screens rather than romping seem, if hunting were to dis- through the woods. appear, a large amount of the “Fifty years ago, a lot of funding that goes to restore kids would hunt and fish and all sorts of wildlife habitat, be outside,” said Mark Damigame and nongame species an Duda, executive director of alike, would disappear,” said Responsive Management, a Steve Sanetti, National Shoot- Virginia-based natural reing Sports Foundation presi- sources research group. “Now dent. it’s easier to sit in your playHunting generates billions room and play video games.” in retail sales and pumps hunCraig Hilliard, 65, runs the dreds of millions of dollars Pheasant Inn, a Briggsville, into government conservation Wis., resort that doubles as a efforts annually through li- deer registration station. He cense sales and federal taxes said he knows about two dozen on firearms and ammunition hunters who have retired sales. from the sport. But fewer hunters return “There are not enough of to the sport each year. The the young people taking up the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sport to replace who’s retir-

“As paradoxical as it may seem, if hunting were to disappear, a large amount of the funding that goes to restore all sorts of wildlife habitat, game and nongame species alike, would disappear.”

participate, state officials said. Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources is researching how best to use social networking to recruit kids into the sport. The agency also expanded its Learn to Hunt program last year to offer reimbursements to hunting clubs and associations that teach children and novices about the sport. The National Shooting

Sports Foundation’s Sanetti said his organization is working to recruit new gun owners who rushed to purchase firearms out of fears President Barack Obama would stiffen gun regulations into hunting. But the hunting fabric continues to fray. Jeff Schinkten of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., is president of Whitetails Unlimited, a national conservation organization

that works to preserve deer hunting. He said his 33-year-old son, Oliver, recently gave up the sport after years of seeing no deer and taking care of a newborn child. “I miss my son and wish he was out here,” Schinkten said. “Hunters better be concerned. If it keeps going like this, it’s not going to be good. We lose hunters, we lose license sales. It’s just a vicious circle.”

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an antlerless white tail deer blends in with the brush and snowfall in the woods in Zelienople, pa. the popularity of hunting has steadily declined across the country as society shifts to a more urban existence.

ing,” he said. The dropoffs have hurt state conservation agencies that rely heavily on license sales for funding. In Massachusetts, the lost revenue has hampered the state’s habitat restoration efforts and its ability to repair its vehicles. State wildlife officials have pooled resources with other conservation groups and pursue federal grants more aggressively, said Marion Larson, a Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game biologist. “It’s forced us to be more creative with money we have,” Larson said. “That’s going to continue into the future, and not just here in Massachusetts .” Michigan, meanwhile, has seen a 31 percent drop in overall license sales over the last 20 years, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The ensuing revenue losses mean wildlife officials haven’t been able to fill 35 vacant positions and have taken a less detailed approach to managing the deer population. In Pennsylvania, license sales have dipped 20 percent over the last two decades. The state’s game commission has had to cut spending by about a million dollars in the last two years, cutting back efforts to repopulate pheasants, leaving 30 positions unfilled and asking employees to repair their own vehicles, Feaser said. Decreasing license sales in Wisconsin, one of the nation’s destination spots for deer hunting, hasn’t been as drastic, falling 2.5 percent over the last 20 years. But the dropoff has grown dramatically steeper in the last decade. License sales for the state’s traditional November firearms deer hunt dropped 9 percent between 2000 and 2009. A fee increase in 2005 has kept revenue relatively flat over the last decade, said Joe Polasek, the state DNR’s budget director. But the money hasn’t covered rising expenses such as building rentals and health insurance, preventing the agency from filling about 60 positions. To help stave off the losses, states and outdoors groups have been stepping up efforts to retain and recruit hunters. The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and National Wild Turkey Federation launched the program Families Afield in 2005 that calls for states to scale back youth hunting regulations. Thirty states have since reduced or eliminated minimum hunting ages, NSSF spokesman Bill Brassard Jr. said. Michigan officials have offered more hunting workshops for women and children. They also hope to use a federal grant to bolster participation in a decades-old program that pays some landowners up to $10 an acre to let hunters onto their property. Only about 50 farms out of potentially thousands currently

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hunters shooting at running deer is one of the biggest causes of injuries or deaths during the shotgun deer season, an official with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said after a weekend in which five people were shot earlier this month. The five hunters were hit by shotgun blasts. None of the injuries was life-threatening, officials said. “One of the things that’s different about shotgun season, it’s a group or a party of hunters driving deer toward other shooters. There’s a potential for crossfire in those circumstances,” agency spokesman Kevin Baskins said. Baskins estimated there were 100,000 deer hunters in Iowa on the Saturday and Sunday of the year’s first shotgun season in Iowa, which ended Wednesday. The second season opened Saturday and ends Dec. 19. One hunter was shot in the hip near Barnes City in Mahaska County in southern Iowa. Gerald Bader, 71, of Federal Dam, Minn., was hunting with a party of 11 when another hunter took a shot at a running deer. Four other deer hunters were injured on the opening Sunday. Three were shot by others in their hunting party. The fourth was injured when his shotgun discharged into his foot. Baskins said for the last five years, Iowa has averaged seven to eight injuries during the entire deer hunting season. There were no hunting fatalities in 2004, and three since then. This year, a hunter died on Nov. 28 in southern Iowa, during a special Thanksgiving weekend hunt, after he was hit by a wayward shot fired at running deer, officials said. “When you’re taking a shot that fast, you




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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Motorists report seeing them slowly crossing primary or secondary roads, residents occasionally find them in the backyard swimming pool and beach-goers sometimes spot them sunbathing on the sand. On Georgia’s coast, with well over 200,000 of them in the state, alligators can be just about everywhere. It’s just one of many reasons why the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is proposing a management plan to foster the longterm conservation of the reptile. The plan establishes regulation practices in the state’s nine harvest zones based on survey data that will keep the alligator population stable. It also promotes educating the public on the economic benefits of alligators and minimizing the conflicts between humans and the reptiles. This is the first comprehensive plan written for alligators, said John Bowers, assistant chief of the game management section with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. “This plan formalizes our strategies in how we’re going to go about managing the alligators,� Bowers said. “For decades, we have been monitoring


to protect the wolverine in 1995 and again in 2000. Two years ago, the agency found the wolverine was not eligible for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act because it did not constitute a distinct population segment. Conservationists sued, and last year the agency agreed to study the matter again. This time, the agency found the population within the contiguous U.S. was distinct and warranted protection. Tim Preso, an attorney with Earthjustice, told the Associated Press the new finding is a breakthrough that reverses past denials by the federal government that the wolverine faces the threat of extinction. However, the wolverine will now be mired in a backlog of other species waiting to receive federal protection, he said. “If history is any guide, it takes a very long time for any action to be taken on this backlog,� Preso said. “It’s like being stuck in the waiting room of a hospital when you’re in need of care.� Wolverines likely exist as


HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The threat of climate change warrants classifying wolverines as threatened or endangered, but other species are in more imminent danger and will delay protection for the small, ferocious mammals, wildlife officials said Monday. The population of wolverines in the contiguous United States has rebounded to an estimated 250 to 300 since the early 20th century, when predator control in the West nearly wiped them out, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in its report. But their resurgence may be short-lived. Wolverines need adequate spring snow cover to reproduce, but warmer winter temperatures are reducing the snow pack in the West, making climate change the “primary threat to the wolverine population,� the report said. Environmental models project the wolverines’ habitat will shrink by roughly a quarter by 2045 and nearly two-thirds by 2099, agency wildlife biologist Shawn Sartorius said. That means the animals will not be added to the federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Instead, it will join the sage grouse, plains bison and hundreds of other species on a candidate species list awaiting federal protection. The length of time the wolverine remains on the candidate list depends on the species ahead of it and when funding would be available to add it to the endangered and threatened species list, Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Diane Katzenberger said. The wolverine is one of a handful species the federal government says needs protection because of the effects of climate change on habitat. Most recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cited the loss of ice from climate change as a basis for proposing that ringed and bearded seals be listed as a threatened species. Conservation groups petitioned the federal government

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Eastern NC still has plenty of place for hunting nearly three decades, has seen a lot of change in hunting. One of the biggest issues is the loss of land due to urbanization development and lands being turned into subdivisions. It has cause a depletion of some habitats for the animals. “Now the land management has changed,” Wall said. “It’s not all urbanization. There are a lot of shopping centers and housing developments in places where people, like me, used to quail hunt.” Habitat loss has affected many of the small game species, but Wall said there are as many deer and bear than ever. “Habitat loss has been a factor for some species,” Wall said. “Then you have got other species, like white-tailed deer, who have flourished. There are probably as many white-tailed deer as there ever have been.” As for quail, Wall said farmers have mowed over their habitat. “Quail are creatures that flourish in the fringe area between the fields and the big woods,” he said. “You will find them out in the middles of these bushy fields. You won’t find them in the big pine plantations.” Norville also added that as some of the hunting grounds have dissipated, he doesn’t see it as being much of an issue. “We’ve lost woodlands as well to developments, but I won’t say it’s a problem,” he said. “I know hunters are opportunistic. They’ve shifted their hunting to other areas where they can hunt. What we

have seen, even though a development has come into a place, we have hunting within some of these developments. Just because you build houses there doesn’t mean you don’t still have deer living within an area.” Tommy Hughes has been a supervising wildlife biologist in charge of the public lands program in the Coastal Region for 24 years. He said Eastern North Carolina has a wide variety of places to hunt anything from bear to waterfowl, and anything in between. One of the biggest draws is the Croatan National Forest — a 160,724-acre forest located in Craven, Carteret and Jones counties. At Croatan, people hunt for deer, bear, wild turkey, fox, rabbit, racoon, squirrel, dove and other waterfowl. “It is a national forest and it has a variety of habitats,” Hughes said. “It features about all your different gamehunting species.” All a hunter needs is a sportsman license, which costs around $40. “The Wildlife Resources Commission does manage quite a bit of public land in Eastern North Carolina. It’s very diverse,” said Norville. “Many of the public lands are in the game lands program. We have a lot of quality hunt-



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NEW BERN (AP) — Hunting is part of the Potters’ heritage. For John Potter, his son Matt and his brother Robby, they were born into the sport. Whenever the opportunity comes up, the Potters, along with friend Robbie Corey, head out into the Croatan National Forest to hunt for deer. No matter if they are successful or not, they just enjoy spending time in the “great outdoors.” “It’s a heritage for us,” said John Potter. “Killing a deer is probably second for us. We go to have a good time. That’s what it is all about for us. There’s a group of us and we have a lot more days where we are unsuccessful than when we are successful.” Walking down a path to search for deer, they are always reminded of who preceded them. “When we go back toward the lake and in the game lands, there are paths that my grandfather, years and years ago, used to go,” John Potter said. “There’s a lot of history to us.” The Potters and Corey hit the woods with their dogs that they bred. Although the hunting dogs often frustrate the other still hunters, Robby Potter said the dogs are often a help. “It’s probably the best thing for them because those are animals that are going to make the deer, that will normally move at night, move during the day,” Robby Potter said. “They are going to make the deer get up out of their

bed and make them move.” According to the North Carolina Resource Commission, more than 595,000 acres are available for hunters to scour in the Coastal Region. Whether hunters are targeting big game like bear or deer, or small game, such as quail or waterfowl, Eastern North Carolina has a large variety of woods and forests. While most large portions of land are used for public hunting, many sectors have been marked off for private land owners or large corporations. Robby Norville is a supervising wildlife biologist for the private lands for the Coastal Region. He said hunters have two choices — to hunt on private land or on public land. Much of the private land is either leased by a corporation or used by someone familiar with the family that owns the land. Private land is also leased out to hunting clubs, which are huge around the area. “It could be anyone that owns property, up to corporations that own property that are available for hunting either through lease or permission,” Norville said. Military bases, such as Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune, own land for people associated with the military to use for hunting. “That’s some of the best hunting, especially for turkey, in the state,” said Ed Wall, a Freedom ENC outdoor correspondent. Wall, who has been writing about hunting and fishing for


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RALEIGH (AP) — Federal regulators eased up Friday on plans to protect red snapper off the Southeast coast, announcing they will not bar the catch of related species in a particularly rich region. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, meeting in New Bern, said it will allow fishing for grouper, triggerfish, and more than 70 other species with habitats similar to red snapper in a 4,800square-mile zone from southern Georgia to just south of Melbourne, Fla. A ban on both commercial and recreational catches of red snapper imposed in January continues in federal waters between three miles and 200 miles off the coasts of the Carolinas, Georgia and east Florida. Regulators considered extending the ban to other species such as triggerfish because fishermen targeting them often wind up catching red snapper. “When you bring up these fish, there’s a high likelihood that a large proportion would die before you return them to the ocean,” said Scott Baker, a fisheries specialist for North Carolina Sea Grant. The decision is good news for commercial fishermen, said Rutledge Leland, a seafood dealer in McClellanville, S.C. When one area of the ocean is closed to fishermen, they tend to crowd into other areas that remain open, said Leland, who owns Carolina Seafoods. “I’m kind of surprised to tell you the truth. The trend has been to get tighter and tighter to protect the red snapper,” he said. Bob Jones, executive director of the Southeastern Fisheries Association in Tallahassee, Fla., said the zone is prime ground for the popular seafood varieties. The fishing restriction is designed to prevent the overfished red snapper from disappearing from the region’s waters. “This species still is in urgent need of protection,” said Holly Binns, a project manager at the Pew Environment Group. “We hope the council’s well-intentioned effort to ease short-term economic costs does not hurt red snapper in the long run. The species reached this condition in the first place because unsustainable fishing was allowed to continue for decades.”








NYC window displays give rare reason to rejoice NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when so many people are out of work, New York City’s holiday window display designers are safely employed — and happy to give a gloomy public a respite. Design work on the elaborate creations at the city’s biggest department stores often begins a year in advance and pays off in oohs and ahhs. “At a time when the economy is hurting so much, you need to have some joy,� said Patti Solomon, who recently flew in from Atlanta for some holiday sightseeing. “You can look at those windows and remember childhood memories,� she said as she stood in front of Saks Fifth Avenue’s windows, which show a fashion-conscious girl’s journey in stunning, oneof-a-kind dresses in vignettes. Many of the city’s shop fronts sparkle this time of year, but Saks, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s draw the largest crowds. The creations range from highly stylized installation art pieces to more idealized vignettes of days gone by. But they grace the windows for only four to six weeks. Animatronics provide an abridged visual version of “Miracle on 34th Street� at Macy’s, the department store whose Santa Claus was the basis for the classic film. As people pass by on Seventh Avenue, scenes from the movie are revealed through sets that collapse or slide. They are made of laser- and hand-cut paper in more than 100 colors combined with mechanically controlled, animat-

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especially when the materials include tree branches, wood paneling, linoleum, garland and paper. “My background is very much hands-on sculptural, welding, carpentry, painting and all of those things have pretty much come in handy doing this,� Gomez said. Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s spokespeople declined to comment on the cost of their holiday displays; a call to Saks was not returned. The artistry that window designers put into their displays is dedicated to all the people who walk by every day, Gomez said. “It’s a very unselfish thing

that we are doing here,� he said. Bloomingdale’s decided to go all out this year and produce holiday windows using more than 100 LCD screens created by a team of computer graphic artists, lead designer Jack Hruska said. It shows a stylized winter scene in which a bird decorates trees magically as it flies past. At the Macy’s “Miracle on 34th Street� display, the awe of those creations was evident in the eyes of a little girl. When her parents asked the central question of the movie — “Do you believe?� — she replied, “Yes,� her eyes fixed on the windows.

SeaWorld crew saves baby whale at beach SAN DIEGO (AP) — A wounded baby sperm whale was treated with antibiotics and escorted back to sea early Monday after getting stranded on rocks north of San Diego. The young whale, 15 to 18 feet long and weighing about 3,000 pounds, was rescued from rocks at Torrey Pines State Beach near La Jolla Underwater Park on Sunday, a spokesman for SeaWorld San Diego said.

The sex couldn’t be determined, said David Koontz, director of communications for SeaWorld. The SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team, a group of 20 veterinarians, trainers and rescue workers, arrived about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Koontz said. “It had rubbed itself on the rocks and had minor wounds,� Koontz said. The whale was “fairly robust in its movement and was making a lot of click-

ing noises. It was not overly lethargic,� Koontz said. Shortly after midnight, the rescue group took the whale about a quarter mile out to sea and turned it loose. “It swam away freely on its own, another good sign,� Koontz said. He didn’t know if the whale was headed north or south. “We are hoping it stays at sea,� Koontz said.

Man accused of cyberstalking sorority pledges at colleges TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of using Facebook to harass Louisiana State University sorority pledges and pressure them into sending him nude pictures also is a suspect in other states, authorities said Friday. Campus police officers at LSU and Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents on Thursday arrested 27year-old Mitchell Hill at a home in Key West, where he works as a chef at a Cuban restaurant. He’s facing only Louisiana charges so far, but FDLE spokesman Keith Kameg said Hill is suspected in cyber-stalking investigations by police at the University of Florida, Florida State University and possibly other Florida schools. Similar cases also have been reported at Auburn University, the University of Alabama and University of Tennessee, but investigators said there probably are others. “It’s really a huge sense of relief� knowing there has been an arrest, said 18-yearold Florida State student Ashley Atchison, who temporarily left school because she was so traumatized. Hill, who moved to Florida from Cincinnati within the past two years, was being held without bond in the Monroe County Jail after he refused to waive extradition during a court appearance Friday in Key West. He is charged with two counts of extortion, two counts of video voyeurism and 12 counts of attempted video voyeurism. Extortion is the most serious charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. The video voyeurism charge can carry up to five years in prison. Hill’s lawyer, Richard Fowler, said he was representing Hill locally on a drunken driving charge and in extradition proceedings. He had no comment on the charges. Campus police in

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Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500 Bed – Queen, brass bed. Good condition. $90. 704-212-7807 or cell 704-213-8703 Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777 Coffee table. Queen Anne mahogany/ glass top coffee table, 40"X40". Excellent condition. $125. 704-938-3452. Corner cabinet, mahogany. Old. Great condition. $500. Please call 704798-8811 for more info. Dining table w/four chairs, $150; tan sofa, $160; coffee table & matching end tables $150, desk chair, $30. All like new. 704-636-2738 Dresser, six drawer dresser with mirror $100. If interested Call 704857-2945 Home theatre JVC receiver, 5 JBL speakers, infinity subwoofer $175 Rockwell 704-202-5022 cost $600+ Lexington TV cabinet. Excellent condition. Like new. 41" wide, 81" tall. $425 704-630-9595

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Dishes - Blue Ridge Poinsettia Pattern, 6 place setting plus serving pieces. 52 pieces $495 Rockwell 704-202-5022 JUSTIN BIEBER 4x6" autographed photo w/coa & life-size cardboard standee. Both new. $250. Kannapolis. Call 980-428-0000 Military footlockers (2). Both for $30. WWII iron cross, $100. 1950's combat boots, $75. Call 704633-0957

2003 New Holland Skid Steer Loader with VTS track system $19,000 336-596-1298

Pecans – Fresh! Locally grown. $4/lb in shell. Please call 704-636-1803 for more information

Misc For Sale ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647 Area Rug, round. 8 ft., nice condition. Cream base with green and red. Will email pictures. $100. 704-637-2277 Bedding - Pottery Barn monster truck twin quilt, sheets, pillow case, sham, rug & monster truck pillow. $125. Good Condition, Laura 704637-1248

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.

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

Clothes Adult & Children Coat - Blue Fox coat, size 12, chevron pattern good condition. Original price $2400. 704-9384342 $500 firm Coat- faux mink coat size 12, good cond. Originally $200. You can wear it for $70. 704-938-4342

Raggedy Ann & Andy Collectibles and Racing Collectibles. Call 336853-6553 LM

Suits, suede. Size 16. 2 available. $30 ea. Suede coat, size 16. $30. Designer shoes, sizes 8½. $25. 704-279-2858

Computers & Software MONITOR-e-machine computer monitor (NOT flat screen) $50. If interested please call 704-857-2945.

Firewood - Hickory and Oak. Long Bed Pickup Delivery - $80, Dump Truck Delivery - $240. 704-239-1955

Firewood - Seasoned hardwood. Pick up load $60 & 1 ton load $120 Will Deliver 704-798-5058 Firewood – Split, dried, Oak. $50 per pick-up truck load. Will deliver to China Grove, Salisbury area. 704-857-9254

FIREWOOD FOR SALE Truck load $75 delivered or $60 you pick up. Call Mike at 704-785-1061 Firewood for Sale: Pick-up/Dump Truck sized loads, delivered. 704-647-4772

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Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

Nissan, 1997 twin cam motor is complete. 132,000 miles. $300. Call 704-314-7846

21 piece, Nativity Southwestern, children's. Very good condition $25 704-938-4342

Playground. Jungle Adventure wooden playground. Swings, slide, monkey bars, climbing wall. $350. Good condition. Laura 704-637-1248

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

Books. Harlequin, Silhouette, and Inspirational Romance. NEW! $10 for 15. Call 336-751-5171 Child's Chair - $25; Double Stroller, like new $100; High Chair $20. 704-213-6275 Dale Earnhardt Walkie $50; Nano Talkies, Headset $50. 704-637-5416 Gas Heater, Glo Warm, natural gas, ductless (no electric needed). Easily convert to propane, 510,000 BTU. Never used $80. 845-337-6900. Salisbury Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. Extensive collection. Concentrated in early 1990s. Some completed series, others complete to date. 704-213-9342

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Revolver. 6 shot, 44 calibre black powder revolver. 14” long. Never fired. All accessories included. $350 OBO. 704-633-7425 SKILSAW - w/7 1/4 blade $15. If interested please call 704-8572945. China Grove.

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Handicap ramps with rails. Pressure treated. Just built. 10' & 20'. $250 for both. 704-640-5750 Heater. Siegelermatic controls chimney heater. Good condition. $100. Call 704-638-9555 Horse trailer. 2001 Double D 3 horse slant load gooseneck, open stock, a/c, sink, awning, table, lights, outlets and sleeping quarters. Asking $6500 obo. 704-2024539 or 704-636-6693

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METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349

Washer. Front load washer. Needs minor repair $125. Please call 704-267-1560

Air Hockey Table, Halex, oval table. Up to 6 people can play, have accessories for 4 players. $75 obo. 704-279-1711. No calls after 8pm.

GT-5. Collector's edition. BRAND NEW. NEVER opened. $120. Please call 704-636-1803 for more info.

GT-5. Collector's edition. BRAND NEW. NEVER opened. $120. Please call 704-636-1803 for more info.

Let's play! Set of 8 XBOX 360 games, rated Teen & Mature. $90. 704-4334565

Toys Little People Barn w/Silo, Animals & Farmer; Little People Fun Sounds Race Track; Tonka Large Wheel Pal Soft School Bus; Tonka Firehouse; Playskool Interactive ABC 123 Learning Toy; Poseable Blue from Blues Clues. $25 for all. 704-754-7135

Jewelry Ring. Diamond solitaire. ¾ ct. Size 6. 14k white gold. Appraised $4,000. Asking $2,300. See at Debbie Barnhardt Jewelry in Spencer. Stock # 10087. Watch. Very unusual looking men's watch. Ad Kaye Hollywood. $250. Call 704-633-7425

Wood. 3½ cords good quality seasoned hardwood. $250. Also half cord of wood for $45. Will deliver in Rowan & surrounding counties. Call Jerry at 704-6380099

Misc For Sale Motor. 350 motor. 132,000 miles. GMC complete motor. $300. Call 704-314-7846

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WASHER Roper, extra large capacity, 4 cycle. $150 firm. If interested call 704-857-2945. China Grove

Lawn and Garden Holshouser Cycle Shop Lawn mower repairs and trimmer sharpening. Pick up & delivery. (704)637-2856



Free puppy born Oct 1 gray w/greenish eyes part Lab and Chow very sweet and playful to good home only 704-210-9895

Free puppies. Boxer mix. Males & females. Ready to go! Please call 336-998-5510

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Coat. Black simulated Harley Davidson. Size 2T (child). New. $25. Great Christmas present. Call 336-751-5171

WWII ike badged, $65. Korea ike badged, $95. Kevlar helmet, $50. VN beret, $125. 704-633-0957

Woodsplitter, factory. 3 pt hitch. 48” cylinder, $450. Please call 704-279-5765 or 704-202-4281

Games and Toys

Oak whiskey barrel, $98. tabletop crank phono, $75. Wall mirrors, 2 at $50 ea. 704-633-0957

Vietnam class A coat badged, $85. Box WWII magazines, $20. WWI German sword, $325. 704-633-0957

Chainsaws. Stihl 3MS191T, $300. 1-MS250, $125. Please call 704-2795765 or 704-202-4281

Misc For Sale Bedroom suite, king Thomasville. 6 size. piece. Walnut. Excellent condition. $500. Call 704798-1013 for information

Washer and Dryer, GE. Works fine and looks good. $325. Please Call 704-638-9500

Great Gift! Antiques & Collectibles

Machine & Tools

Firewood. Oak, cherry & gum. $64/load. Free delivery. Call 704-4330651 or 704-636-4984

Sink - Double Kitchen Acrylic Sink. Brand new in box. Very deep on one side. Light bone color. $75. 704-630-9595


Drivers Wanted Full or part time. Req: Class A CDL, clean MVR, min. 25 yrs old w/3 yrs exp. Benefits: Pd health & dental ins., 401(k) w/match, pd holidays, vac., & qtrly. bonus. New equip. Call 704630-1160

Fuel & Wood

Goldendoddle Puppies, CKC Registered, solid black, 5 male, 2 female. Ready Dec. 7th . Call Vicky 336-853-5090

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

LOST DOG Chihuahua, fawn color, weighs 5 pounds. She needs medication. 1600 block Highway 601 South, Mocksville. Cell 336-813-6984


PEKINGESE PUPS 7 week Pekingese pups for sale. Parents on site. 2 male & 1 female. Had first shots. Call 704-6379159 or 704-223-4646. Leave message.

We sold our puppies! Another great response after placing our ad! ~ L.A., Mocksville

Free Boston Terrier/ Chihuahua Mix. To Good Home Only. Very Active. Great Christmas Gift. Call David 704-210-4253


Sweet & Cuddly

Look at Me Now! Puppies, German Shepherd. 2 females, 4 males. Ready for Christmas. Fullblooded. Parents on-site. 1st shots & dewormed. $175. 704-279-0918

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Dogs CKC puppies. Chihuahuas & Poms, Shih Tzu. 10 weeks & up. Shot. $200 cash. 704-633-5344


Puppies. Schnauzers, 5 weeks old, 1st shots, dewormed. Parents on site. Four females & two males. $375. 704-2989099 or 704-738-3042

Puppies. Shih Tzu/ Maltese mix. Parents on site. 4 male. 4 female. Shots & 1st worming. $300. Call 704-209-1190. Leave message.

Puppies. Bassett Hound mix, 7 weeks old, male and female, dewormed and 1st shots, very loving. To home with fence. 704-279-8602


Free dog to Good Home Only. Boston Terrier / Chihuahua mix. Very energetic. Loves kids. Great Christmas Present. Please Call Tina @ 704212-7963

Puppies, American Blue Pitbulls. 7 weeks old. With papers. $350 or Make an Offer. Please call 704-738-5118

Sweet Pug O' Mine!


Free dog. Large, young male, Australian Sheep dog mix. Great with kids, house trained, obedience trained. After 3pm. 704633-8769

Adorable Pups!

Free puppies. Mixed, 12 + mother needs home (mother is Shepherd / Chow mix), very sweet, very humble. 704-8561109

Chia-Do's, 5 weeks old, 2 males & 2 females, first shots. $150. Will hold until Christmas. 704-6409149 of 704-640-9128 Puppies

Pug Puppies. 2 fawn males $400 ea. CKC. Shots. Cash. 7 weeks old. 704-603-8257.

Puppies. Min. ShortHaired Dachshunds, 4 females and 1 male, born Nov. 26, dewormed, parents on site. $200-$250 each. Ready week of Christmas. 704-310-9607

Chihuahuas. Two are teacup, one male and one female $350 each. One female Chihuahua $300. Black & tan and black & white. Ready now for their new home. 704-6405463


Wrap Me Up! Take Me Home! Rottweiler Puppies looking for their forever home! Ready Now! 1st shots. Parents on Site. Makes a great Christmas Present!! $400. Please Call 704-267-7565 Chihuahuas. 5 females. Cinnamon & white & Blue (Tri-Color), $300 ea. CKC. Cash. 8 wks. Tiny toy size (4-5 lbs) full grown. Little apple head. 704-603-8257.

YORKIE CKC registered, female, 5 months. Blue/Gold $450. Call 704-202-9307

Other Pets


Christmas Joy!

Full blooded Rottweiler puppies for sale. Parents on site. Great price: $200.00 3-Males and 3Females. Call for appt. or more information. Ask for Ashley: 704-603-8442 or 704-310-0069 or leave a detailed message.

Yorkie AKC, CKC. Toy & tea cup size. Ready for Christmas. Call Rhonda 704-224-9692. Check the site for pricing and availability.

SOLD I sold my TV in less than 2 days! What great results! ~ C.B., Salisbury


Check Out Our December Special! Boarding 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. 704-6363408 for appt.

Supplies and Services Adopt a Puppy or Kitten for Christmas. $80. (3) Coton de Tulear for Sale, small white, long hair exotic breed dogs. $400 ea. Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227

2D • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010 Homes for Sale

Misc For Sale Toy watches, 92 available. $100 each. Skil saw, $25. Please call 704-6364984 for more information Transmissions. 2 700 R4 Chevrolet transmissions. $200 each. Please call 704-314-7846 for info. Truck tire rims. 5-lug 15 inch rims with tires. $30 each or 2 for $50. 704855-4930 TV Tables (2) $35 ea. 2 floor lamps, $25 ea. 2 XL t-shirts, $2 ea. 9X12 green run, $35. Good condition. 704-638-8965 Water Heater - New American ProLine Natural Gas 40 gallon water heater. Paid $530. Sacrifice $400 obo Rockwell 704-202-5022

Music Sales & Service Guitar, Harmony. Like new, comes w/cover, stand, tuner & many other accessories to teach yourself how to play. $100 obo. 704-637-2277 Piano Kimball Consolette Piano. Great condition. Cherry finish. $500. 704-637-2277

Television, DVD & Video TV - Gently used Sanyo 32" CRT TV with remote. Brushed silver/gray look. Asking $50 obo. Call Wendy at 704-433-8700.

Want to Buy Merchandise AA Antiques. Buying anything old, scrap gold & silver. Will help with your estate or yard sale. 704-433-1951. All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123

Cash Paid Sterling silver flatware sets, tea sets, gold wedding bands, class rings, wrist watches. 704-305-0315 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

Free Stuff Free television. Large older model, 25” color TV w/rabbit ears & converter box. Will need truck to move. 336-284-4912

Lost & Found

$500 Reward dog. Miniature Lost Dachshund, dapple (black, white & brown), female. Lost near Highway Patrol Station. 3 kids are missing me. 704-232-1494 or 704633-2581 Ask for Brandy

$500 REWARD Lost dog. Wire hair Rat Terrier. White & brown male. Please call 704933-3319 Found – Two Beagles in China Grove / Bostian Heights area Dec. 4th. Call to identify. 704-2027686.

Found puppies. Dachshund mix, identical, Dec 8, Braunville area (East Rowan). Call to identify. 704-603-8257 Found Yellow Lab, High Rock Lake area. Has Collar. Please call to identify, 704 267 4336 Lost dog. Black Lab mix, male. 2 years old. Last seen in Rowan Mill Rd. area & Balfour Dr. on Monday 12/6. Answers to “Bo.” Please call 704638-9348 if you have seen him. Lost dog. Sheep dog. Male, black & white. Weighs 60-70lbs. Please call 704-213-3612 or 704-213-0945 Lost Kitten, 5 month old female. Short gray hair markings. w/orange Answers to Whiskers. Long Ferry Road area 704-603-7522 Lost Puppy. Boxer / Beagle mix, black, brown & tan (marked like Beagle), teal green collar with jewels on it, tail bent on very end, lost Barringer Rd, Dec. 2 answers to Jasper. 704-213-4696

Monument & Cemetery Lots Business Opportunities

Alexander Place

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.

Found dog. Beagle mix. Female, white with brown markings. High Rock Lake area. 704-637-9014 Found dog. Chow. Male. In Kannapolis. Been in area for about 2 weeks. Call 704-938-9776 to identify.

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

East Area

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

3 BR, 1 BA Full Unfinished Basement. Sunroom with fireplace. Double garage. R50828 $89,900 B & R Realty 704.633.2394

Carson Area - Lease Option available Very nice 3 BR, 2 BA home with 2 car garage. Call Mi Casa Real Estate (704) 202-8195 China Grove

Huge Price Reduction!

3BR/2BA D/W on 1.07 acres, new roof and HVAC. New Price! $89,000. MLS 982148 Jane Urban Allen Tate Realty 704-650-6075

Fulton Heights


Land for Sale

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

W. Rowan 1.19 acs. Old Stony Knob Rd. Possible owner financing. Reduced $19,900. 704-640-3222


Convenient Location

New Listing

Timber Run Subdivision, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, granite countertops, wood floors, rec room, screened porch, deck. R51603 $349,900 Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

Lots for Sale All Lots Reduced


Over 2 Acres

Hurry, Hurry!

Rockwell, 3 BR, 2 BA. Cute brick home in quiet subdivision. Outbuilding, wooded lot, nice deck off back. Kitchen appliances stay. R51385 $129,900 B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663


East Rowan

East Rowan home $35,000 less than tax value. Over an acre, close to I-85 & Hwy 52, Rockwell. Needs TLC. 51185 $79,900. Call Bunts, B&R Varina Realty @ 704.640.5200

Homes for Sale

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

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


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

PRICED TO SELL!! BRING OFFERS!! Take advantage of lower land costs and interest rates! Six lots from .94 to 3.6 acres. Near Salis., Mooresville, Concord. Wooded & basement lots are available-builders are welcome. Teresa Rufty TMR Development. 704-433-2582. Southwestern Rowan Co.



East Rowan 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 Poole B&R Monica Realty 704-245-4628 Salisbury


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. $154,900. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

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

2BR, 1BA. Cute home in city on corner lot. Easy to shopping, access great investment or for first time home buyer. R50827 $49,900 704.633.2394 B&R Realty

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

Motivated Seller

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

Manufactured Home Dealers

Rent With Option! China Grove. 289 Forest Abbey. (off Hwy 152).Great 2-story with basement. Lots of room, mountain-like views. Come for a warm cup of cider! $248,900. Carolina Central Homes 980-521-7816

Country Club Area

Salisbury, Henderson Estates, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, Basement, Double Attached Carport, R48766 $149,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

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

New Construction

Lot for sale, 50 by 150, with brick structure house present. Needs lots of work. $4800. Priced for quick sale. Call today (336)431-5092 or if no answer (336)803-2104.

Lovely Home

3BR, 2BA. New stainless appliances, open floor plan, wonderful location close to hospital, still time to choose colors. R51547 $99,900. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

North of China Grove, 225 Lois Lane. 3BR/2BA, 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. $975/mo + dep. Please call 704-857-8406 Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200 Spencer

Craftsman Style


New Home

MUST Sell! Beautiful True Modular Display. 3 BR, BA, Marsh Oak 2 Cabinets™. Many features, porch included. Save over $10,000. Only $115,900. setup and Includes foundation, 50 mile radius of Richfield, NC. Call 704463-1516

Manufactured Home Sales $500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850 Homes of American Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997 Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850

E. Spencer

New Listing

Free Stuff

Free dog. Neutered male Yellow Lab. 3-4 years old. Very gentle dog. He was a stray that has not been claimed. 704-8557468

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

3 BR, 2 BA, newer kitchen, large dining room, split bedrooms, nice porches, huge detached garage, concrete drives. R51548 $99,000. Monica Poole 704-245-4628 B&R Realty


West Rowan - 401 Primrose - Perfect for that growing family!! 3,700+sf, .8 acres, 6 BR, 4½ BA, large rooms, lots of stortile throughout. age, Priced in the $200's. Motivated Seller! Bring Offer! USDA 100% Financing still available - MLS #49584 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582

Reduced Price

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

4 BR 2BA, like new Craftsman Style, huge front porch, renovated kitchen and bath, fresh paint. R51516 $127,000 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704-202-3663

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale


Open House Sat., Dec. 19 190 Price Rd

Real Estate Services

No. 60825 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Larry Wayne Heglar, 380 Corriher Grange Road, Mooresville, NC 28115. 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 10th 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 3rd day of December, 2010. Donna G. Hunter, as Executor for the estate of Larry Wayne Heglar, deceased, File 10E1068, 13506 Old Camden Road, Midland, NC 28107

Davis Farm - One of the last exterior lots available - 613 Fly Fisher Drive .95 acres cleared, ready to build. Trees on the rear of the property offer great privacy. Perk is on file. MLS # 50324 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582

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

For Sale By Owner House and 6+ Acres with Stream

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Fawn Lynn Anderson, 6820 Jones Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147. 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 8th 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 2nd day of December, 2010. Fawn Lynn Anderson, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1135, Monte Keith Anderson, 6820 Jones Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Robert Lee Scoggins, 150 Yates Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146, 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 9th 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 30th day of November, 2010. Lynda S. McDaniel, Executor of the estate of Robert Lee Scoggins, File #10E1149, 3030 Phaniels Church Rd., Rockwell, NC 28138 Attorney at Law: Benjamin H. Bridges, III, PO Box 1007, Salisbury, NC 28145-1007 No. 60826 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executor of the Estate of Stanley Mark Chester, 1035 Holmes St., 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 9th 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 3rd day of December, 2010. Stanley Mark Chester, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1123, Trina L. Chester, 421 Hudson St., Salisbury, NC 28144, Dana C. Marske, 1718 Valleybrook Rd., Clemmons, NC 27012, Alta C. Green, 347 Cauble Farm Road, Salisbury, NC 28147 Attorney: J. Andrew Porter, 120 N. Jackson St., Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 60843 Notice of Application For Acquisition of a Bank by a Bank Holding Company Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc., 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Avenue, Suite 330, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609, majority shareholder of VantageSouth Bank of Burlington, North Carolina, intends to apply to the Federal Reserve Board for permission to acquire one hundred percent (100%) of the outstanding shares of Community Bank of Rowan (the "Bank"), 322 E. Innes Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144. The Federal Reserve considers a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the application, including the record of performance of the bank we own in helping to meet local credit needs. You are invited to submit comments on this application to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, P.O, Box 27622, Richmond, Virginia 23261. The comment period will not end before January 18, 2011, and may be somewhat longer. The Federal Reserve's procedures for processing applications may be found at 12 CFR Part 262. Procedures for processing protested applications may be found at 12 CFR 262.25. To obtain a copy of the Federal Reserve Board's procedures, or if you need more information about how to submit your comments on the application, contact Adam M. Drimer, Assistant Vice President, at (804) 697-8980. The Federal Reserve will consider your comments and any request for a public meeting or formal hearing on the application if they are received by the Federal Reserve Bank on or before the last date of the comment period.

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


PRICE REDUCED $27K – 365 D. Earnhardt Rd. East Rowan. 3BR, 2BA. Located on 3.11 acres, Large rooms with great closet/storage space, oversized garage. A definite must see!! Priced in the $200's!! MLS #50302 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582 Rockwell


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

3-BR, 2-BA house at end of long, winding drive on 6plus acres on U.S. Highway 64 W in Davie County. 1,281 sq. ft. Two-car garage, 21-by-42 heated basement (outside entrance only), cottage-type outbuilding, and 10-by-42 covered back porch offers place to entertain, relax and enjoy a beautiful mountain view. Fence and row of Leyland cypresses provide privacy. Stream at back of property makes great picnic area. Call 336-407-3981, $175,000 - price negotiable.

Homes for Sale

B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

East Salisbury. 4BR, 2½BA. Lease option purchase.1,800 sq. ft. +/-. Call 704-638-0108 Salisbury houses for rent starting at $395/mo. Houses for sale starting at $29,900. 704-633-6035

Land for Sale

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

East Rowan. 10 acres. 160 ft. road frontage on Gold Knob Rd. Wooded. Paved road. Near East Rowan High School $94,500. 704-279-4629

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner 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:

2 BR, 1 BA at Willow Oaks on Old Concord Rd. Has refrigerator & stove. All elect. Rent $399, Dep. $400. Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2 BR, 1 BA, close to Salisbury High. Rent $425, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 Airport Rd. area. 118-A Overbrook Rd. ½ rent for December. 2 story apt. $535/mo. Very nice. Daytime 704-637-0775

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.

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals 2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

704-633-1234 China Grove 2BR, 1½ BA $450/month, deposit req. Approx. 1000 sqft. Call 704-798-9495. China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605 China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

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

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

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

Crosswinds Senior Apartments. Must be 55 years of age and older Beautiful one bedroom apartments available now. Call 704-639-9692 Our Gift to you--No rent due till January 1st with a $99 deposit. Eaman Park Apts. 2BR, 1BA. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896

Wanted: Real Estate *Cash in 7 days or less *Facing or In Foreclosure *Properties in any condition *No property too small/large Call 24 hours, 7 days ** 704-239-2033 ** $$$$$$

Franklin St. 2 BR, 1 BA. Newly refurbished inside. Rent $495, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

Lovely Duplex Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997 Mitchell Ave., 2BR, hardwood floors, marble in kitchen, carport, $500/mo + dep. 704-636-1633 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593 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

Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 Salis. 1BR & 2BR. Wood floors, appls, great location. $395-$450/mo. + dep. 704630-0785 or 704-433-3510 Salis. 521/523 E. Cemetary St. 1BR/$330; 2BR/$350. Sect 8 OK. No pets. Dep. req. 704-507-3915. Salis. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, water furnished, off Jake Alexander $395 + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury city. 2BR, 1BA duplex. VA convenient. Remodeled. Cent. air/heat. $475 + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury, city. 2BR, 1BA. Stove, refrigerator. New carpet. $500/mo., $500 dep. 704-633-4081 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 Hidden Creek, Large 2 BR, 2 BA end unit, all appl. pool + W/D, $825/mo + $400 dep. Ref. 1 yr. lease, no smoking, no pets. 704-640-8542

Quiet Setting

Salisbury. 2BR, 2BA spacious 1st floor condo. Appliances, fireplace, covered porch. Pool, tennis court. $750/mo. + deposit. 704-209-1805 Lv. msg. Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Want a 2BR, 2BA in a quiet setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-202-1319

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

419 Torbush Dr. East Spencer. 3BR, 1BA. Cent heat/AC. $500/mo. $500 dep. 704-433-1973 or 704-433-2019 4BR, 3BA. 2,000 sq.ft. ± VERY NICE! Includes 2BR guest house on property. ONLY $5,000 dn! TAKE OVER PAYMENTS! 704-630-0695

Don't Pay Rent! 3BR, 2BA homes at 108 John Michael Lane & Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for info.

East Rowan. 2 bedrooms, 1bath townhouse with partial basement. Stove and refrigerator furnished, Washer / Dryer connections. Located across from Granite Quarry Elem. School, close to I-85 and shopping. $450 per month. Flowe Realty & Development. Call 704-2797848 or 704-640-6869

Real Estate Commercial Downtown Salis, 2300 sf office space, remodeled, off street pking. 633-7300

Downtown Salisbury 2nd floor loft. All appliances. $970 plus. Free parking 704-637-0855 days 704636-6240 evenings

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

Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL

Land for Sale

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

Arey RealtyREAL Service in Real Estate 704-633-5334

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721

A Must See

No. 60828

Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091


No. 60827

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-890-4587

3BR/2BA, 2.75 acres, one mile from High Rock Lake, one year old Samsung appliances, tons of upgrades, Pergo floors, 1400+ sq feet, Oakwood manufactured. Asking $125,000. 704-202-2228 or 704-224-1286

Fabulous Loft!

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


Salisbury Great home priced 33k below tax value! Builder says bring all offers! Make lower interest rates work for you! Walk into your brand new home w/ equity! 3,112 sf 4BR, 4BA on .918 ac. Quality built w/lots of custom features. Central to Salis., Mooresville, Concord. MLS #50008 Teresa Rufty TMR Realty (704) 433-2582


Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370


3 BR, 2.5 BA, nice wood floors. Range, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, garbage disposal, washer, dryer, gas logs, outbuilding. 1 yr home warranty. $1,500 carpet allowances. R49933A $195,500 B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663


2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020



Rowan Memorial Gardens, Fountain of Garden Section, one plot, $1,250. 336-752-2748

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



East Rowan. Large 2BR, 1½BA duplex, in the country. Completely remodeled, ceramic tile / hardwood, large yard, dishwasher, ice maker, garbage, lawn care, & water furnished. Pets negotiable. Seniors welcome. Handicap ramp available on request. $600/month + $600 dep. 843-992-8845 or 704-279-5555 EXTRA NICE! Spencer. 1BR, furnished, $400/mo. Water & garbage P/U incl'd. 336-596-6726

E. Spencer, 306 E. Torbush, 3BR/1½ BA, fully furnished: 2 large TVs, 3 BR suites, LR furniture, dish washer, refrig., washer / dryer, central heat/air. Sect. 8 approved. $875/mo + $500 dep. 704-636-1850 Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no smoking, no pets. $650/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428 Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 High Rock Lake - 2BR, 2BA, lake front property. Utilities are included. $650/mo. 336-798-6157 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Kannapolis–1704 Moose Rd. 3 BR, 1 BA, $675 monthly. China Grove–440 Sylvan Rd. 3 BR, 2 BA, $725 monthly. KREA 704-933-2231

SALISBURY POST Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Manufactured Home for Rent

Inside city limits. 2BR & 3BR units. Central HVAC. $575-$700/mo. 704-239-4883 Broker

Spencer. 3BR. Appliances. Well water. $550/ mo. + $500 dep. 704630-0785 / 704-433-3510

Camp Rd, 2BR, 1BA. Appls, water, sewer, trash incl. Pet OK. $475/mo. + $475 dep. 704-279-7463

Miller Chapel Rd. 2BR. Office, appl., Large yard. Limit 2. No pets. $650/mo + dep. 704-855-7720

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

Cleveland area. 3BR / 2BA, 2 units. One on Raven Court & one on Springway Rd. Also, 2BR/2BA coming soon. 704-500-4670

N. Salisbury – 2BR, 2BA. Very nice. Sect. 8 OK. $500/mo. + $400/ dep. Call 704-239-9579

RENTED I rented my property in less than 3 days! What great results! ~R.S., Salisbury

RENTED Rockwell, near Rockwell Park. 2BR, 1½BA. Brick home w/garage, deck. Very nice neighborhood. All appl. $700/mo. + dep. 704-6365992 or 704-245-8123 Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., gas heat. Storage bldg. $450/mo. 704-279-6850 or 704-798-3035 Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802 Salisbury

Statesville Blvd. 2 BR, 1½ BA, large house. Large fenced in yard. Rent $695, dep. $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 W Rowan/Woodleaf school dist. 2BR/1BA house. Taking applications. No pets. $425/mo. 704-754-7421 W.Rowan, 120 Redman Dr., 3BR/2BA, $600/mo + $600 dep. 704-433-1973 or 704-433-2019 West Rowan area. Big home. 20 acres. $895/ month. Please call 704239-0691 Woodleaf & Kannapolis 3-4BR, 2BA. $650-$700/ mo. Deposit required. Please call 704-788-1603

Office and Commercial Rental

1st Month Free Rent! 3 BR, 2 BA, West/Hurley 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 3/4BR/2BA, attached double garage, open floor plan, all electric with new heat pump, private wooded 2 acre lot on Cauble Rd. Available December with one year lease required. No Section 8. $990/mo + $990 security deposit + credit check. Conditional pet policy with fee. 704633-8670 Salisbury 315 Club House Dr. 3BR/1BA, gas logs, H/W flrs & fenced bk yd. $800/mo. Call 704-7983108 for more info. Salisbury 4BR/2BA, brick ranch, basement, 2,000 SF, garage, nice area. $1,195/mo. 704-630-0695

Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879 450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

5,000, 10,000 & 20,000 sqft. Buildings available with loading docks and offices. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100 Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 Granite Quarry Holiday Special! Only 3 Units left! Move in by 12/31/10 & pay no rent until 3/1/2011! Commercial Metal Buildings perfect for contractor, video surveillance & parking. Call 704-279-4422 or 704-2323333 for more info. Kannapolis

For Sale or Lease!


City Privacy

Brick 3BR, 1.5BA. including Appliances, dishwasher and microwave, carport, storage building, back porch. New flooring. Lease, deposit, credit check. $750/mo. 704-782-5037

Kannapolis area. 2,500 s.f. church complete with pews, 10 yrs old, heat & AC on 3.5 acres, lots of parking. Can be used for office space, shop or $1,100/mo. warehouse 704-791-6750 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

Prime Location Salisbury City, Near Hospital. 4BR/2½BA, 2,250 Sq. Ft., Two Car Garage, Fenced Backyard. $1500/month + $1500 deposit. Call Lauren 704-232-0823.



Cooleemee. 2BR $100 / wk, $400 dep on ½ ac lot. 336-998-8797, 704-9751579 or 704-489-8840




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

Chevrolet Aveo LT Sedan, 2009. Cosmic Silver exterior w/charcoal interior. $10,697. $179/mo. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

Ford Taurus SE Sedan, 2007. 4-speed automatic, 3.0L, V6. Stock #P7596. $10,997. Payment $179/ mo. 1-800-542-9758

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

Faith–2 BR, 1 BA. $350/mo. + dep. 2 BR, 1 BA, $425/mo. + dep. Near Carson High. 704239-2833 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876

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

Nissan Altima 2.5 S Coupe, 2010. Winter Frost pearl exterior w/charcoal interior. Stock #P7555. $18,397. $319/ month. 1-800-542-9758

Toyota Corolla LE Sedan, 2005. Indigo Ink Pearl exterior w/light gray interior. $10,697. $179/mo. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

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

Oldsmobile, 1998, Intrigue GL. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock!

Hurley School Rd. 2 BR, 2 BA. Nice yard, subdivision. Central air/ heat. $460/mo. + dep. 704-640-5750

Dodge, 2006, Magnum R/T. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock!

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA doublewide. $600/mo. + $600 deposit. 980-6212009 after 7pm

Financing Available!

HONDA, 2003, ACCORD EX. $500-700 down, will help finance. Credit, No Problem! Private party sale. Call 704-838-1538

Rooms for Rent

Ford Focus SE Sedan, 2009. Stock #P7597. Brilliant silver exterior with medium stone interior. Payment $12,397. $199/mo. 1-800-542-9758

Suzuki Reno S Hatchback, 2005. Titanium Silver metallic exterior with gray interior. Stock #T10680A. $7,196. $129/ 1-800-542-9758 mo. Mercedes C320, 2003 Black on Black leather interior 3.2 V6 auto trans, am,fm,cd, all power ops, SUNROOF, alloy rims, like new tires, rear air EXCELLENT vents, TRANSPORTATION!!!! 704-603-4255



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

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 Jeep, 2006, Grand Cherokee LAR/COL/FR. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

If it's a battery, we sell it! We Buy Old Batteries! Faith Rd. to Hwy 152 Store across from Sifford's Marathon 704-213-1005 $5 off with ad Elderbrock Carb 600 CFM electric choke. $200. Please Call 704-212-7807 Toyota, 2007-2008, Camry hood & front bumper. OEM. Like new. $125 for both or $75 each. 704-960-2735

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

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

Mercury Grand Marquis, 2010. Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic exterior light stone w/medium interior. $19,197. $309/mo. 1-800-542-9758.

Transportation Dealerships CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321 TEAM CHEVROLET, CADILLAC, BUICK, GMC. 704-216-8000 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

Transportation Financing

Ford Edge SEL SUV, 2007. Blazing copper exterior with charcoal interior. Stock #T11179B. $17,897. $299/month Call now!1-800-542-9758

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

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

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

For Rent by US Realty


Great Convenient Location!

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

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

Salisbury N. Fulton St., 2BR/1BA Duplex, limit 3, no pets, $525/month + deposit. 704-855-2100 Salisbury, 1314 Lincolnton Rd., 2 BR, 1 BA brick house. Hardwood floors throughout, close to Jake Alexander Blvd. Wallace Realty 704-636-2021 Salisbury, 3BR, 1BA Duplex. All electric, central air/heat, appliances, hookups. Near VA. $525. 704-636-3307 Salisbury, 928 S. Jackson St., 3BR/1BA, $600/mo + $600 dep., Section 8 OK, no pets. 704-507-3915 Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100

Salisbury, S. Main St, 3BR/1½BA, cent. H/A, W/D hookup, big kitchen, stove & refrig, garage, $550/mo. Application is req'd and deposit req'd. M-F 9am5pm. 704-637-3889 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury/E. Spencer 2 BR, 1 BA. $425. 704-2482520. Sect. 8 OK. CarolinaPiedmont Properties

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.

Acura TL, 2004 with NAV Charcoal Grey with Black leather interior 3.2 V6 with Auto stick trans, am,fm,cd, SUNROOF, all power ops, DUEL HEATED SEATS, NONSMOKER, READY FOR TEST DRIVE!!!704-603-4255

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

Salisbury. In town. Convenient location on S. Main Level access. Utilities paid. Parking lot. 704-638-0108 Salisbury. Six individual offices, new central 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 Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636 Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636

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

Honda Accord EX, 2006 . Graphite Pearl with gray cloth interior. 5 speed automatic transmission with overdrive, sunroof. Dual front airbags. 704-603-4255

Cadillac Deville, 2001 Bronze with Tan leather interior 4.6 V8 auto trans, all power, front and rear air, am,fm,cd, alloy rims good tires, Extra Clean Nonsmoker!!! 704-603-4255

Honda, 1992 Civic White w/ black interior, LS driver and passenger seat. Bronze Circuit 8'' wheels, JDM fog lights, front and rear EBC brake rotors and pads. KGB 4 way adjustable suspension. Car has 170,000 miles; motor has 50,000 miles. Clean title. $4,500. John, 704-279-8346

Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan, 2008. Imperial Blue Metallic exterior w/titanium interior. Stock #P7562B. $12,797. Payment $199/mo. 1800-542-9758

Hyundai Accent GLS Sedan, 2009. 4-speed auto., Platinum Silver Metallic exterior with gray interior. Stock # P7570. $10,897. Payment $179/ mo. 1-800-542-9758

Industrial/ Warehouse

Mini Cooper Hatchback, 2005. Pepper white exterior with black interior. Stock #P7585. $13,297. Payment $219/ mo. Call 1-800-542-9758

Suzuki XL7 Luxury SUV 2007. Stock #F10395A. Majestic silver exterior with grey interior. $16,697. $289/month Call now!1-800-542-9758

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.

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255


Nissan 350, 2004 Conv Silver with Black leather interior, 3.5, V6, auto tiptronic trans, Bose am, fm, cd, tape sound system, FUN FOR THOSE NICE DAYS!!!!! 704-603-4255

Nissan Frontier SE, 2007 crew cab 4.0 v6 auto trans, Black Opal with Grey cloth interior am, fm, cd, alloy rims, cargo net, EXTRA NICE!!!!! 704-603-4255

Transportation Financing


*3BR/1BA - $650/mo. *3BR/2/5 BA - $750/mo. *3BR/2BA + ofc., garage & storage bldg. - $1,100/mo Please call Shelly at 704202-7996

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

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

Ford Mustang, 2004, 2 door convertible. Silver exterior with gray interior. $9,597. $159/mo. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

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

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2005. Bright silver metallic with black cloth interior. 6 speed manual trans. AM, FM, CD Player, rollover protection system. 29K miles. 704-603-4255

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

Wholesale Not Retail

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

Salisbury. Wildwood Rd. 3BR, 2BA doublewide on private lot. 2,000 sq. ft. Lrg. back deck. Storage bldg. $600/mo. 704-855-7661 West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

Service & Parts


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

S. Salisbury 2BR/2BA, priv lot, $550/mo + dep. Also, garage apt for single $95/wk. 704-857-1854 Salis 3990 Statesville Blvd., Lot 12, 3BR/2BA, $439/mo. + dep. FOR SALE OR RENT! 704-640-3222

Saturn ION 2 Sedan, 2006. Cypress Green exterior with tan interior. $8,598. $139/mo. Call Now 1-800-542-9758. Lexus, 2004, ES330. Loaded. 79,000. Lexus maintained. Perfect condition. $14,200. 704-633-4771

Morgan School Area – 2 & 3 BR, water & trash included. Deposit required Max occupancy 4. 704-637-9218

Rockwell 2BR/1BA, W/D, stove & refrig, includes water & trash. No pet. $450/mo, $400 dep. 704279-8880

Kia Spectra EX, 2009. Sedan. Stock #P7582. White Exterior w/beige interior. $9,897. Payment $159/mo. 1-800-542-9758

Linwood 2BR/1BA, S/W private lot, $425/mo + deposit required, no pets. Call 704-633-9712

Near Faith. SW on private, wooded lot. No pets. Max. occupancy 3. Credit check & deposit req. $400/mo. 704-279-4838

Harley 2004 FXST, 7,900 miles, excellent condition, well maintained. New Vance Hines exhaust, some chrome. Santa special @ $8,850 firm or best offer. 704855-1627. Call after 6 pm

Gold Hill, 2 bedroom, trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Chevrolet, 1997, S10. 3 door. V-6 auto. $3,395. 62K miles. Call 704-6377327 for more info.

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

Faith. 3BR/2BA. Appls., water, sewer, trash service incl'd. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463

Trucks, SUVs & Vans Chevrolet, 1990, 1500 pickup truck. 4WD. $3,000. Runs good. Call 704-8568451 for more information.

EAST ROWAN AREA Taking apps. 2 BR, max. occ. 3, no pets, garbage, & lawn service incl. 704-2793882/ 980-234-2469

309 North Main St. Ground level, newly redecorated. 765 sq. ft. Utilities, janitorial & Parking included. Call 704-798-8488

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Mazda 3, 2006. 96,000 miles. 5-speed manual, CD player. Well taken care of. Silver. Only one owner. $6,850. Please call 980-234-2121

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Acura MDX, 2002 Touring Red with Tan leather interior, 3.5, V6, auto trans., am, fm, cd changer, tape, NAVIGATION, all power ops, alloy rims, SUNROOF, chrome step bars, FULLY LOADED MUST SEE!!!! 704-603-4255

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

GMC, 2000. Yukon/Denali 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 100 Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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Toyota Sienna CE, 2007. 4 door passenger van. Stock #P7544. $16,597. $279/month Call now!1-800-542-9758

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

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Regular Cab, 2008. Stock #F10479A. $22,697. $389/mo. Call now! 1-800-542-9758

Honda CR-V LX SUV, 2008. Stock #T10761A. Glacier blue metallic interior and gray interior. $18,697. $319/month Call now!1-800-542-9758

Chevrolet Trailblazer LS SUV, 2006. Silverstone metallic exterior w/light gray interior. Stock #T10295A. $12,797. Payment $209/mo. Call now 1-800-542-9758

Honda Element LX SUV, 2008. Tango Red Pearl exterior w/Titanium/Black interior. Stock #T10724A. $15,897. $269/mo. 1-800-542-9758

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Salisbury - 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse, close to I-85. $600 per month. Please Call 704-213-0459

Manufactured Home for Rent Between Salis. & China Grove. 2BR. No pets. Appl. & trash pickup incl. $475/ mo + dep. 704-855-7720

Jaguar S-Type, 2005. Black with black leather interior, 6 speed auto trans, 4.2L V8 Engine, AM/FM/CD Changer, Premium Sound. Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Volvo V70, 2.4 T, 2001. Ash Gold Metallic exterior with tan interior. 5 speed auto trans. w/ winter mode. 704-603-4255


Carport and Garages Auctions 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

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

Cleaning Services

Financial Services

Maid 4 U Cleaning Service 15+ Yrs. Reliable Svc. Kelly Wright Holiday Discounts Residential, Real Estate Commercial 704-773-0828

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

Cleaning Services

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

Christian mom for cleaning jobs & ironing. Great rates. 704-932-1069 or 704791-9185






KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392

704-633-9295 FREE ESTIMATES

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.

Carport and Garages

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

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

Chimney Sweep & Fireplace

3 Check for Cracks & Obstructions & Repair NC licensed, Insured

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Drywall Services OLYMPIC DRYWALL New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial

704-279-2600 Since 1955

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

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

Home Improvement

Junk Removal

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

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


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

Heating and Air Conditioning

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


Anthony's Scrap Metal Service. Top prices paid for any type of metal or batteries. Free haul away. 704-433-1951

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

Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mons. Rachel Corl, Auctioneer. 704-279-3596



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

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

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

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

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

Home Improvement A HANDYMAN & MOORE Kitchen & Bath remodeling Quality Home Improvements Carpentry, Plumbing, Electric Clark Moore 704-213-4471 Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219

The Floor Doctor

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Painting and Decorating

Roofing and Guttering

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

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

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

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

Painting and Decorating

3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes 3Leaf

Removal 3Gutter Cleaning 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

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

FREE Estimates

Stoner Painting Contractor

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

Roofing and Guttering

~ 704-202-8881~ Recognized by the Salisbury Tree Board

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

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

ConstructionBrowning Structural repair, flooring installations, additions, decks, garages. 704-637-1578 LGC

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

Garages, new homes, remodeling, roofing, siding, back hoe, loader 704-6369569 Maddry Const Lic G.C.

A-1 Tree Service 3Established since 1978 3Reliable & Reasonable 3Insured Free Estimates!

Pools and Supplies

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

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

Earl's Lawn Care

Professional Services Unlimited

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

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Woman seeks explanation for left-sided body sweats Dear Dr. Gott: I’m a 58-yearold female who only sweats on the left side of my body. I believe it started four years ago, when I awoke with my nose red, swollen and throbbing badly. After suffering for two days, I finally went to a doctor who wanted me to have an IV of Levaquin, but with no insurance, I chose it orally for 14 days. After that is when I noticed sweating on my left side only. I get so exDR. PETER tremely hot GOTT when I work outside or exercise that it takes me a long time to cool back down. The only medicine I take is Synthroid for hypothyroidism. I would appreciate any information you can provide. Dear Reader: Levaquin, a broad-range antibiotic, does carry a rare side effect of increased sweating. Synthroid’s side effects include flushing, excessive sweating, heat intolerance, joint pain and more (all signs of hyperthyroidism), but neither drug indicates sweating on one side of the body only. There are a few possibilities we might consider. The first is anhidrosis. This condition is marked by an inability to sweat, causing the body to overheat and difficulty cooling down. In mild cases it may only affect one part of the body or small patches. In severe forms, the entire body may be affected. It may be the result of nerve damage, certain medications, skin damage,

dehydration, genetic factors and more. Anhidrosis can also cause hyperhidrosis of the areas of the body that are able to sweat. This is characterized by profuse sweating. It can affect patches of the body, half or the entire body depending on the severity. While the exact cause of hyperhidrosis remains unknown, hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system due to a variety of triggers has been found in these patients. Another possibility is arachnoiditis, a non-specific inflammatory process of the arachnoid membrane (the middle of the three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord). Symptoms might include neuropathic pain, night sweats and fever, with temperatures at the forehead, medial knees and thorax varying from side to side with one side cold and wet while the opposite is warm and dry. Autonomic neuropathy, another consideration, is a nerve disorder that affects, among other things, perspiration. The damage to the autonomic nerves can disrupt signals between the brain and portions of the nervous system and sweat glands. Some medications are known to cause autonomic neuropathy, as with diabetes, an abnormal buildup of protein in the organs (amyloidosis), alcoholism and some autoimmune disorders, such as Sjogren’s syndrome, systemic lupus, Parkinson’s disease, nerve injury from trauma and rheumatoid arthritis. While it’s a stretch, atopic dermatitis might be considered. This presents as inflammation of the skin that itches and may be associated with

asthma or hay fever. It is thought to result from a malfunction of the body’s immune system. Factors that worsen the condition, among other things, include sweating and rapid changes in temperature. I am aware of your lack of insurance; however, you should be seen by an endocrinologist, who can order appropriate testing so you can get to the bottom of this annoying condition. Be sure to explain your financial situation and request that only the most appropriate and limited work be performed. Perhaps there is a clinic connected with your local health care facility that can perform necessary testing. If not, speak with the lab/hospital/X-ray facility or other medical center regarding a payment plan that will fit your budget. Don’t let a lack of insurance keep you from seeking the help you need. To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Medical Specialists.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order payable to Newsletter and forwarded to PO Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print out an order form from my website Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is United FeatUre Syndicate

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In the coming months, your enterprising and courageous ways should work out to your advantage, provided you are very careful not to allow your boldness to supersede judgment. Think things through carefully before acting. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If your grip is too lax, money will have an easy time slipping through your fingers. Concentrate on plugging the holes to keep safe whatever you had accumulated. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You will be extremely tolerant with an outsider who commits an infraction, but when it comes to a family member who does the same thing, it is likely to be another story. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t seethe in silence if someone you like unintentionally takes advantage of your kindness. Find a diplomatic way to address the situation so that the other person can rectify it. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Unless you are on guard, you could foolishly fritter your money away on meaningless things. Concentrate on what you’re doing so that you don’t fall prey to wasteful urges. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Although you’re a quite capable person, you might not be realistic about your limitations. Don’t put your reputation on the line by promising to do something you aren’t prepared to handle. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — When conversing with a friend who is known to have a short fuse, be especially careful when weighing your words. One thoughtless remark could set the sparks flying. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Just because a good friend might inadvertently be a bit too curious about something you consider to be extremely confidential doesn’t mean you have to tell all. Play it close to the vest. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — There is no rule that says you must ignore your own well-considered good judgment and yield to someone who historically makes poor decisions, just because s/he wants you to. Stay the course. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — A failure to show respect for the abilities and intelligence of a coworker or someone with whom you associate every day could cause a huge squabble. Don’t criticize anybody or anything. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Take care not to misinterpret someone’s independent manner as a sign of disloyalty, and don’t be unreasonable about this person’s desires to be left alone to do his/her own thing. Give him or her lots of space. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — When it comes to keeping peace within the family circle, be reasonable about one member’s desire to break away. Anger and bickering will prevail if you hold on too tightly. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — When it comes to your work, make it a point to keep your mind focused on the job at hand. If you are careless or impatient and fail to do your part, it will make it hard on all your co-workers. Trying to patch up a broken romance? The Astro-Graph Matchmaker can help you understand what to do to make the relationship work. Send for your Matchmaker set by mailing $3 to Astro-Graph, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 440920167. United FeatUre Syndicate

Today’s celebrity birthdays Jazz trumpeter Clark Terry is 90. Actor Hal Williams (“227,” “Sanford and Son”) is 72. Singer Joyce Vincent-Wilson of Tony Orlando and Dawn is 64. Actress Patty Duke is 64. Actress Dee Wallace is 62. Bassist Cliff Williams of AC/DC is 61. Singer-guitarist Mike Scott of The Waterboys is 52. Singer-whistle player Peter “Spider” Stacy of The Pogues is 52. Actress Cynthia Gibb (“Fame”) is 47. Singer Brian Dalyrimple of Soul for Real is 35. Actress Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical”) is 22.

There might be a twist in the tail BY PHILLIP ALDER United Feature Syndicate

On many deals it is impossible to predict and prepare for all the plays that the defenders might make. This deal is an example. How would you plan the play in three no-trump after West leads the heart king? North’s three-club rebid showed a very strong hand (usually 18-20 high-card points) with five or more diamonds and four-plus clubs. You rebid three no-trump, hoping for a spade lead, but West’s hearts were so strong that he knew what to do. You have six top tricks: one spade, one heart, three diamonds and one club. You can take the spade finesse. If it loses immediately, you

will get three tricks there. However, a strong defender sitting East with the spade king will not take the first trick in the suit, even with

king-doubleton. Then you might gain only two spade tricks because you have no hand entry left. Also, you should get a fourth diamond trick, and on a very good day you will collect five winners from that suit. First, though, you must hold up your heart ace until the third round of the suit, discarding two clubs from the dummy. Then you run the spade queen. When it wins, you continue with the spade jack. Let’s assume West ducks again (best). Now you should turn to diamonds, playing four rounds of the suit. East can do nothing because you have nine winners: three spades, one heart, four diamonds and one club. What might a defender have done differently? Tune in tomorrow.

‘Social Network’ makes virtual sweep of awards NEW YORK (AP) — “The Social Network” continued its virtual sweep of the early awards season, earning best film from the New York Film Critics Circle. David Fincher, director of the Facebook drama, won best director in the awards, announced Monday. The New York critics followed the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Online in choosing “The Social Network” as the year’s best film. The NYFCC awarded best actor to Colin Firth for the British monarchy tale “The

King’s Speech” and best actress to Annette Bening for the lesbian family drama “The Kids Are All Right.” The New York critics were particularly high on “The Kids Are All Right,” honoring Mark Ruffalo for best supporting actor and Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg for best screenplay. Melissa Leo won best supporting actress for her performance in the boxing drama “The Fighter.” “Black Swan,” which on Sunday picked up a record 12 nominations from the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, was awarded best cinematography for the work by Matthew Liba-

tique. The New York reviewers are among the influential critics groups that suggest potential favorites ahead of the Feb. 27 Academy Awards. The Oscar race will get a strong injection of drama Tuesday morning when the Golden Globes nominations are announced. The NYFCC, which was founded in 1935, will present its awards at a Jan. 10 event in New York. A collection of newspaper, magazine and online critics, it describes its annual awards as “a principled alternative to the Oscars, honoring esthetic merit in a forum that is immune to commercial and political pressures.”



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Expect cold temperatures to persist over the Central US on Tuesday and wet and snowy conditions persist on both coasts. A deep low pressure system spinning over the Northeast slowly moves northward and into eastern Canada. Flow around this system continues pushing moisture onshore, allowing for scattered rain showers over the extreme Northeast, with snow at high elevations of Vermont and Hew Hampshire. Rainfall totals will be lighter than Monday, but snowfall totals may reach up to 4 inches in the mountains. Along the back side of this system, expect strong flow from the north. This will produce more lake effect snow as flow over the Great Lakes picks up moisture and dumps heavy, wet snow along the southern shores. Expect another 2-4 inches of snow over northeastern New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, and northern Ohio. Blustery conditions are also expected across the region to a drastic chance from high pressure in the Plains to low pressure in the East. Expect wind gusts over the Great Lakes and Midwest to reach up to 20 mph. Expect another chilly day over the Plains. High pressure over the Plains continues pulling cold and dry air in from Canada. This allows for more sunny skies with highs below 10 degrees in the North, while the Central Plains will only reach into the 30s. Frost and freeze advisories are in effect for the South as overnight lows dip into the 20s for a few hours again on Tuesday night. In the West, more wet and snowy conditions are anticipated over the Pacific Northwest as a low pressure system in the Gulf of Alaska moves into British Columbia and pushes a cold front onshore. This cold front will continue bringing rain and high elevation snow Washington, Oregon, as well as northern California. Expect another cooler day with highs in the 50s and 60s in the West West.

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