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Sanford’s Migdalia Sebren joins her mother on this year’s season of NBC’s hit reality show, ‘Biggest Loser’

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Small amount of snow tonight


An Obama administration official and a congressional critic disagreed Wednesday on whether someone should be immediately ousted after failure to intercept a man who tried to blow up a U.S.-bound airplane

Accumulation not likely to be major, says official By GORDON ANDERSON

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Steve (middle) and Susie (right) Patterson wait to hear the value of their antiques from Thom Walsh at the Treasure Hunters Roadshow held at the Holiday Inn on Wednesday.

Roadshow a hit with Sanford collectors By CAITLIN MULLEN

DEM RETIREMENTS POINT TO TOUGH LANDSCAPE Stunning as they were, the retirement announcements of two U.S. senators and a governor — all Democrats — over 24 hours weren’t as bad as they might have seemed for President Barack Obama’s party Page 10A

STATE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM SUSPECT DIES IN N.C. The 89-year-old white supremacist charged in a deadly shooting at Washington’s Holocaust museum died Wednesday in North Carolina, where he’d been held while awaiting trial, authorities said Page 8A

ENTERTAINMENT 3D TVs COMING, BUT WILL PEOPLE BUY THEM? This is supposedly the year 3-D television becomes the hot new thing: Updated sets and disc players are coming out, and 3-D cable channels are in the works Page 11A

AFGHANISTAN CIA HURT BY BLAST, BUT WON’T PULL BACK Even with the deaths of seven CIA employees in Afghanistan, the U.S. isn’t pulling back on covert operations to hunt terrorists there and in Pakistan and will go on taking chances on human tipsters to help Page 12A

Vol. 80, No. 6 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

SANFORD — Each person inside the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express Wednesday had a story or two to share. Sanford residents brought coins, war memorabilia and antiques to the Treasure Hunters Roadshow at the hotel, hoping their items had some value. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow makes stops nationally looking for gold, silver, antiques and other items that buyers purchase for collectors. Those selling the items are given a check on the spot. Around 11 a.m. Wednesday, several people said they had been waiting to see a buyer for an hour or two. Linda Cox of Sanford brought jewelry from the 1940s, including bracelets, necklaces and a watch with gold, diamonds and rubies. “If it’s not as much as I’m

Carolyn Marsh, 61, of Cameron, listens closely as Kelley Ensor estimates the value of Marsh’s items. hoping for I might just hang on to it,” she said. Vernie Stack of Sanford brought a 70-year-old tea set that belonged to her mother. She said she hopes it’s worth at least $1,000. “Times are hard and my husband’s been laid off almost 17 months,” she said. Many people said they

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WANT TO GO? n The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be at the Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Dalrymple St. from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Friday and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The roadshow is open to anyone and people can bring an unlimited number of items.

SANFORD — The cold snap North Carolina is experiencing could lead to a small amount of snow overnight. Various forecasts show that residents of the area could wake up Friday morning to between three-tenths and a half inch of snow on the ground. Although the snowfall isn’t expected to be heavy, Lee County Emergency Management Director Shane Seagroves said whatever may land on the ground will probably be around for a while due to low temperatures projected for the weekend. “Whatever comes will stay because the ground is so cold,” Seagroves said. “It won’t be major, but it might be nice to look at.” Officials with the National Weather Service have said that if the cold snap — in which average daily temperatures have remained below freezing since Jan. 2 — lasts through Tuesday, it will be the longest cold streak the state has experienced since 1980. NWS officials said the cold presents a unique set of challenges for residents trying to stay warm. “House fires resulting from heating material within the home rank second for the

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Career music teacher to be celebrated By R.V. HIGHT SANFORD — A musical legend. Lloyd W. Hoover has spent his lengthy career working with young people as an educator and band director, including a stint from 1961-68 as band director at W.B. Wicker High School in Sanford. In celebration of his illustrious career, a celebration to honor and roast Hoover will be held Jan. 16 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Proceeds from the event with benefit the local Get Smart, a More at Four pre-kindergarten

HAPPENING TODAY n The Lee County Library offers story time at 11 a.m. The program is aimed at children ages 3and up, and lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Story times may include books, finger plays, puppets, movement, songs, flannel board stories, crafts and a movie. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A



One of Hoover’s students from the 1960s looks back at the man who did everything he could to make the band a success CAROLINA SECTION


program. Hoover calls it a special honor. “I think so much of the people of Sanford. It’s like my

home,” he says. James Emerson, president of the Get Smart board, says that Hoover did a lot for the community, and along with former principals W.B. Wicker and Ben Bullock, Hoover was one of the most well-known

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A celebration to honor and roast Lloyd W. Hoover will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Tickets are $30 each (includes music and dining), with proceeds to benefit the Get Smart, a More at Four pre-kindergarten program. Tickets are available at the Get Smart facility at 1309 Washington Ave. or by calling (919) 776-6119, or contact James Emerson, president of the Get Smart board, at (919) 776-7289 or (919) 353-2087.


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Sanford: Ann Fraley, 75; Waldo Miranda Jr., 20; Sarah Wheeler, 66 Bunnlevel: Karen Clark, 57 Pittsboro: Cleopheus Headen, 88; Mable Horton, 87

Substantial political change in North Carolina looms in 2011, not 2010

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GOOD MORNING Corrections The Herald is committed to accuracy and factual reporting. To report an error or request a clarification, e-mail Editor Billy Liggett at or Community Editor Jonathan Owens at or call (919) 718-1226.

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY n The Moore County Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Commissioners Meeting Room in Carthage.

MONDAY n The Chatham County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. at the Central Office Board Room in Pittsboro. n The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 635 East St., in Pittsboro. n The Harnett County Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Lillington Education Building.

TUESDAY n The Chatham County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 7:45 a.m. at Central Carolina Community College, 764 West St., Pittsboro. n The Moore County Airport Authority will meet at 10 a.m. at the Airport Terminal Building, Highway 22, Pinehurst. n The Lee County Board of Education will meet from 6-8 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room of the Lee County Government Building.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Megan Nicole Hart, Jovon Deanta McNeill-Jones, Donovan Jonte’ Powell, Renee Blue, Gwen Murchison, Katie Kirkman, Elijah Kolsrud, Ella Johnson, Zariah Daniels, Tony Shaw, David Dorsett, Bobby Gunter, Denise Taylor, Juanita Killgore, Angela White, Steve Staley and Lynette Allen. CELEBRITIES: Actress Erin Gray is 60. Actor Sammo Hung is 58. Actor David Caruso is 54. “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric is 53. Country singer David Lee Murphy is 51. Actress Hallie Todd is 48. Actor Nicolas Cage is 46. Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting) is 45. Actor Doug E. Doug is 40. Actor Kevin Rahm is 39. Actor Jeremy Renner is 39. Country singer-musician John Rich is 36. Actor Dustin Diamond is 33. Actor Robert Ri’chard is 27. Actor Liam Aiken is 20. Actress Camryn Grimes is 20.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAY n The Grief Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. n American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at CCCC, 1105 Kelly Drive, in the gym. To schedule an appointment, contact Mike Neal at (919) 718-7337. n Treasure Hunters Roadshow will stop in Sanford from Jan. 5-9 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Dalrymple St. The event is open to the community and people can bring an unlimited number of items. n Toddler storytime begins at 10 a.m. to the Harnett County Public Library in Lillington. Toddler storytimes are created especially for children ages 18 months to 2 years of age. Toddler time typically lasts about 30 minutes and includes simple stories, flannel boards, fingerplays, puppets, and songs as well as other activities with a toddler’s short attention span and need for movement in mind. n The Lee County Library offers story time at 11 a.m. The program is aimed at children ages 3and up, and lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Story times may include books, finger plays, puppets, movement, songs, flannel board stories, crafts and a movie depending on the theme and the age group. n Temple Theatre will hold auditions for the Winter Conservatory of “Romeo and Juliet.” Appointments available between 4:30 and 8 p.m. for upper middle and high school ages only. To schedule an audition, call Kelly Wright at (919) 774-4512 ext. 221.

FRIDAY n A Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. The marketplace will showcase more than 30 of Eastern North Carolina’s best quilt, fiber and mixed media shops under one roof. For more information, visit n American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Cameron Grove AME Zion Church, 309 Vernon St., Broadway. To schedule an appointment, contact Annie McIver at (919) 775-1424. n Treasure Hunters Roadshow will stop in Sanford from Jan. 5-9 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Dalrymple St. The event is open to the community and people can bring an unlimited number of items. n Temple Theatre will hold auditions for the Winter Conservatory of “Romeo and Juliet.” Appointments available between 4:30 and 8 p.m. for upper middle and high school ages only. To schedule an audition, call Kelly Wright at (919) 774-4512 ext. 221. n Legal Aid Intake Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. Types of cases accepted will be housing evictions, forclosures, domestic violence, unemployment and benefits denials. Appointments preferred but walk-ins will be accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 800-672-5834 to be screened.


Almanac Today is Thursday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2010. There are 358 days left in the year. This day in history: On Jan. 7, 1610, astronomer Galileo Galilei began observing three of Jupiter’s moons, which he initially took to be stars; he spotted a fourth moon almost a week later. (Another astronomer, Simon Marius, who claimed to have spotted the moons before Galileo did, later named the Jovian satellites Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.) In 1789, the first U.S. presidential election was held. Americans voted for electors who, a month later, chose George Washington to be the nation’s first president. In 1800, the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, was born in Summerhill, N.Y. In 1942, the Japanese siege of Bataan began during World War II. In 1972, Lewis F. Powell Jr. and William H. Rehnquist were sworn in as the 99th and 100th members of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1979, Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government. In 1989, Emperor Hirohito of Japan died in Tokyo at age 87; he was succeeded by his son, Crown Prince Akihito. In 1999, for the second time in history, an impeached American president went on trial before the Senate. President Bill Clinton faced charges of perjury and obstruction of justice; he was acquitted.

n The Country Comedy Tour will make its way through Sanford at Temple Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. The tour — starring



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Chatham County Charging Champions 4-H Livestock Club members handed out holiday treat bags while visiting residents and patients at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation Center. Pictured are Kaylyn Groce, (back from left) Clay White, Luke White, Matthew White, (front from left) Ruby Gilliland, Nolan White, Howard Gilliland and Matthew Oldham. If you have a calendar item you would like to add or if you have a feature story idea, contact The Herald by e-mail at or by phone at (919) 718-1225. Matt “Cisco Kid” Mitchell and M.G Gaskin — has been seen on NBC, FOX, MTV, “The Tonight Show,” Turner South and CMT. For more information, visit, and for tickets, go to templeshows. com. n “Kick Off to a Healthy New Year” will be held at the American Tobacco Trail near New Hill from 1 to 4 p.m. Wake County Parks and Rex UNC Health Care have teamed up to provide heart-healthy activities to get the New Year started off right. Enjoy free health risk assessment screenings and guided nature hikes. n Treasure Hunters Roadshow will stop in Sanford from Jan. 5-9 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Dalrymple St. The event is open to the community and people can bring an unlimited number of items. n Central Fire State at 512 Hawkins Ave. will check car seats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments are required. Contact Krista at 775-8310 by 5 p.m. Wednesday to schedule an appointment for the following Saturday. n Power Pro Wrestling at Kendale Entertainment Center (2737 Industrial Drive) begins at 6:30 p.m. with bell time at 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

JAN. 12 n A Novel Approach Book Club will meet at noon at the Enrichment Center. n The Alzheimer’s & Caregiver Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. n Lee County Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at First Baptist

Church, 202 Summit Drive. To schedule an appointment, contact the Lee County Red Cross Chapter at (919) 774-6857.

JAN. 13 n Living with Vision Loss Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. n The Veterans Remembrance Group will meet at 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. Registration encouraged, call 776-0501, ext. 201. n The Lee County Library offers story time at 10 a.m. The program is designed for children up to 2 and lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Story times may include books, finger plays, puppets, movement, songs, flannel board stories, crafts and a movie depending on the theme and the age group.

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n A check-off referendum will be held today in each flue-cured producing county in North Carolina. Flue-cured tobacco growers will vote on their continuance of their support of the self-help plan of promoting flue-cured tobacco by Tobacco Associates, Inc. for the marketing years 2010, 2011, 2012. The referendum will be conducted by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Polling places will be open during normal business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) at each flue-cured producing County Extension office. The referendum will include the question of continuance of the authorization of annual assessments not to exceed one-fifth (1/5) of one cent per pound. n The Arthritis Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. at the Enrichment Center. The guest speaker will be Dr. Knecht from Knecht Chiropractic. He will be sharing information about Fibromyalgia and how this debilitating disease effects your body and lifestyle. n The Grancare Luncheon, for grandparents ad other relatives raising grandchildren, will be held at noon at the Enrichment Center. Registration requested, call 776-0501, ext. 230.

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United Way’s car give-away Monday

SANFORD — One fortunate United Way contributor will win a new car Monday night, as Automobile Give-Away ‘10 concludes with its grand prize drawing. Automobile Give-Away ‘10 is the third annual promotion to benefit the United Way of Lee County and its partner agencies serving neighbors throughout Lee County. About 70 finalists will be on hand for their chance to win a new Chevrolet Cobalt compact or Colorado pickup truck. To qualify for a series of drawings held over recent weeks, entrants made a qualifying pledge to this fall’s United Way annual campaign — contributing either the equivalent of one hour of pay per month for the year or making an annual donation of $500 or more. Performing the drawing this year will be two local celebrities — Peggy Taphorn, producing artistic director of the Temple Theatre, and Wayne Staton, cohost of the “Live At Nine” show on WBFT TV 46. The grand prize winner will receive the car; all other finalists will be awarded a prize from dozens donated by area businesses. In last year’s drawing, Ed Angel, a longtime United Way contributor and retiree from Coty, received the grand prize. Automobile Give-Away ‘10 will begin at 7 p.m. and is offered in partnership with Wilkinson Cadillac Chevrolet Pontiac Buick GMC of Sanford, which hosts the final drawing in its showroom at 1301 Douglas Drive in Sanford. — from staff reports


Library to host WWII program

the South Pacific, Manila in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation and the liberation. The program is billed as “a fascinating look at the recollections of four European boys caught up in the winds of war, and how those unique memories became a book.” Program Chairman Gary Simpson will lead an informal discussion with Juergen Goldhagan about the lives of the four boys during those dangerous days and how the book was brought to life. This program is free and open to the public. For more information visit — from staff reports


Two men create new composter BYNUM — Using a recycled pickle barrel, Luke Barrow and John Winecker of Bynum have built a composter for the Bynum Community Garden. The barrel (like the ones used for water barrels) is suspended over a base by a metal rod that runs through the barrel, allowing the barrel to tilt or even flip over. This tilting action will allow gardeners to mix the composting material (Halloween pumpkins and leaves) without having to use a pitch fork or shovel, and the barrel lid will keep pets and other critters out. Those wishing to see the contraption may stop by the garden at the old Bynum water tower and check it out. Barrow and Winecker are planning to sell these composters, and have offered to donate $25 to the garden for each composter sold. Pictures of the garden’s composter and more information can be found at: http:// bynumcomposttumbler/ — Durham Herald-Sun


PITTSBORO — Juergen Goldhagen was 6 years old when he and his mother left World War II Germany to join his Jewish father, who had immigrated to Manila in response to impending war. Now a resident of Fearrington Village, Juergen was the moving force behind the creation of the book “Manila Memories” and editor of the narratives of the four classmates that describe life before, during and after the epic battle to liberate Manila. Together they paint a mural of wartime Manila as seen through the boyish eyes of ill-fated innocents. Friends of the Pittsboro Library will present the program “Manila Memories” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, at the Pittsboro Senior Center, 365 Hwy. 87 North. The plot involves four boyhood friends who rediscover one another at a class reunion. They begin reminiscing about a shared time long ago and far away — WWII,

Identity theft charge made PITTSBORO — A Chapel Hill man landed in trouble with the law for using a Sam’s Club account of his ex-girlfriend. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven Mark Holley, 51, of 45 Brittany Lane, Chapel Hill and charged him with felonious financial identity theft. He was released under a $1,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on Jan. 4. On Dec. 2, Karen Meister of Lady Bug Lane, Chapel Hill, reported to deputies that her former boyfriend told her that he had purchased an entertainment center from Sam’s Club for more than $1,100. An investigation by Sgt. Chris Perry ensued and as a result, Holley was arrested.

THE WILL TO LOSE Sanford woman joins her mother on hit NBC reality TV show By CAITLIN MULLEN

SANFORD — Migdalia Sebren of Sanford owes her weight loss to her mom, Miggy Cancel. It was Cancel’s idea for the mother -daughter duo to apply for the ninth season of NBC’s reality show “The Biggest Loser,” where 22 contestants learn to exercise and eat healthily to lose weight each week. “I just pretty much went along with it,” Sebren said. “I began doing it for my mom and I learned a lot about myself, a lot of things that I forgot about.” Sebren learned to push herself, adjusting to days that included six or more hours of exercise. After applying for the show in February, the mother and daughter attended a casting call in June. NBC Spokeswoman Jill Carmen said the show, which premiered Tuesday night, began taping in September and will run through February. A live finale will air in May. Carmen said Sebren could not talk about her status on the show. Sebren hasn’t always been heavy, according to her biography on NBC’s Web site. But with two young children — 9-yearold Migdalia and 1-yearold Nathaniel — and a husband currently serving in the military in Afghanistan, “I put myself second and third,” she said. “I can say that I have little time to deal


Three arrested in crack sting SANFORD — A joint operation between city and county drug agents netted three arrests Wednesday. Larry Donnell Williams, 41, Aisha Koya Hall, 23, and Darlene Belinda Lawrence, 53, all of 219 Circle Ave., were charged Monday with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Migdalia Sebren of Sanford has joined with her mother, Miggy Cancel, as one of the teams on this season’s “Biggest Loser,” a weight-loss reality show on NBC. with myself.” Sebren acknowledged that life has been stressful, which lead to weight gain. While her husband is overseas, “I’m pretty much being a single mom.” But on the ranch outside Los Angeles, living a different life and getting healthy with her mom, “it was a real awakening, everything that I found out about myself,” she said. “She’s my support system,” Sebren said of Cancel. “I don’t think I could have done it with anyone else. We’ve always been there for each other.” The hours and hours of exercise took some getting used to, Sebren said. “I was tired a lot in the beginning,” she said. But soon she got into a routine, and began sleeping more, too. “You get in the sleep hours, you’re good,” she said with a laugh. And her eating habits changed. No more chocolate and junk food, but vegetables and organic items, Sebren said. “You’re not gonna

get anything you’re not supposed to put in your body,” she said. The contestants also learned about portion size and caloric intake, which she said she found very interesting. All of the information was eyeopening for Sebren, who hails from Puerto Rico. “It’s not like it’s healthy food,” she said of Puerto Rican food. Now, Sebren prepares “the healthiest food I can.” Taking what she’s learned back to her children is important to Sebren, because she wants them to grow up healthier than she did. “The way that we grew up, the way that we ate wasn’t healthy, but that’s the only way I knew,” she said. She’s worked with a nutritionist before but didn’t gain much from it; but the “Biggest Loser” experience has really stuck with Sebren. “In the first week, I learned so much,” she said. “It’s really interesting what you actually put in your mouth and what it does to you.” Dealing with weight

control in the national spotlight is still tough for Sebren, who said even talking to the media is tough. “When I first got there, talking about myself, it was really hard,” she said. “I had to look deep inside in that dark closet area where you keep certain things. It’s really hard. A lot of soulsearching.” Sebren said her ideal healthy weight is 140 pounds, and she hopes to complete a triathalon and finish a marathon in under five hours. If her experience inspires others in the area to get healthy, she said she’s happy to help them if they need support. “Right now, I’m just taking it slow,” Sebren said, adding that she’s going back to school and wants to “live in the moment.” Sebren is the second Sanford woman to compete in a nationally televised reality TV show this season. Noelle Marsh was a Top 10 finalist on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”

The arrests followed a raid at 219 Circle Ave. by members of the Sanford Police Department’s Tactical Narcotics Team and Selective Enforcement Unit and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Division. The search resulted in the seizure of seven dosage units of crack cocaine, $812 in cash and drug paraphernalia. Williams was also charged with being a fugitive absconder from Halifax County on a charge of violating probation.


Chatham County residents can take advantage of the service sponsored by the IRS, Orange County RSVP and the Chatham County Council on Aging. IThe service will be offered at the Eastern Chatham Senior Center, N.C. 87 in Pittsboro from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 3, March 17, and April 14.

Resident may be eligible for free tax filing PITTSBORO — Some Chatham residents may be eligible to have their 2009 federal and state income taxes to be prepared and filled electronically at no charge. Qualified

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Time to resolve for a healthier you in 2010 Our View Issue: Your resolution to exercise more

Our stance: The fact that you don’t feel like it may be one sign that you especially need to get off the couch and get moving. Just a little “brisk” exercise greatly improves your immune system, your general health and acts as a natural mood-enhancer


week into the New Year, if you’ve already broken your “NYR” (New Year’s resolution) about exercising, you certainly know you’re not alone: the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that fully more than one-third — 36 percent — of U.S. adults didn’t engage in any kind of activity that could be considered real exercise during the past year. The problem? Mostly, people just didn’t feel like it. But according to the American College of Sports Medicine, even a little exercise done regularly — something fairly brisk five times a week — is as an effective mood enhancer as behavioral therapy

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that fully more than one-third — 36 percent — of U.S. adults didn’t engage in any kind of activity that could be considered real exercise during the past year. or medications such as a Prozac, an anti-depressant. Which means that once you get started, it’s easier to keep going. And that’s when the health benefits begin to accrue, even if you’ve been sedentary for months or even years. Exercise boosts the immune system, making you less susceptible to ills the of cold and flu

season. It wards off heart disease (lowering stroke risks by 25 percent and high blood pressure by 40 percent), reduces the risk of many types of cancer (including breast, 50 percent, and colon, 60 percent) and even has shown to reduce the risk of developing conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. And because it helps strengthen your most important muscle (your heart) and keep weight down, it adds years (and quality) to your life. Not a bad payoff for simple walks of two or three miles on the weekends and an additional three times during the week. If time is an issue — and for most of us it is — there are easy

ways to work exercise into your routine. Take the stairs, walk to lunch, bring hand weights to work or even just get in the habit of parking farther away from entrances when you go shopping. It’s not as difficult as it sounds. Even though the CDC recommends two and a half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week, along with at least two days of musclestrengthening work, it can be a rather simple goal to attain. Just break it down, the CDC says: a brisk 10-minute walk three times daily five days a week gives you those 150 minutes. It could all add up to a healthy 2010.

Letters to the Editor The number of dogs, cats neglected in Lee County is overwhelming To the Editor:

Scott Mooneyham Today in North Carolina Scott Mooneyham is a columnist with Capitol Press Association

Looking way ahead


t the beginning of each new year, pundits like myself often delve into what might be in store for the next 12 months. Forgive me for taking a pass for 2010. Instead, how about some thoughts on 2011, a year almost certain to be far more important for North Carolina government and politics? Sure, the current year will feature important elections, with Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr seeking a second term and Democrats scrambling to hold onto their majorities in the state legislature. ... But substantial political change looms in 2011, not 2010. After all, fall electoral results are only prelude to actual leadership changes that occur the following winter. In the case of the North Carolina legislature, elections become only the starting point of the jockeying for position and power. That’s likely to be particularly true in the North Carolina Senate. Over in the House, only the greatest of Republican tides in 2010 will sweep the Democrats from power in 2011. If Democrats do keep their majority, Orange County lawyer Joe Hackney will most likely win another term as House speaker. In the Senate, change is on the way, regardless of voter sentiment 11 months from now. Longtime Senate boss Marc Basnight ... says he will seek another term. But key cogs in the Democrats’ Senate machine have left or are leaving. Without incumbency, Democrats will have a hard time keeping some of those districts. The circumstances are ripe for a Republican takeover. If that occurs, the power struggle among GOP senators will begin immediately. ... If Democrats keep their Senate majority, the shift in power already begun with Asheville Sen. Martin Nesbitt becoming the chamber’s new majority leader will continue. In 2011, legislators also will set the table for how future legislative majorities will be decided. They’ll draw new legislative and congressional district lines that year to correspond with new census numbers. Just like in 2001, partisan lawsuits may challenge new districts ... Finally, 2011 may be the year when the full gravity of the recession hits North Carolina government. So far, the state has received more than $2 billion in federal stimulus dollars to help plug the gaping budget holes last year and this year. Around $1 billion remains to help ease the pain for the next round of budgeting. What then? Gov. Beverly Perdue says she believes that the state and national economy are on their way toward recovery and that Congress may yet help states with their budget problems for a fourth year. She better hope so. Without more federal aid or tax collections that pick up considerably, budgeting in 2011 could prove uglier than any seen in recent times.

A year of lullabies T

he word “vigilance” is sometimes mocked as reactionary and jingoistic. As in: “We must be vigilant to protect the homeland during this duck-and-cover drill against communists under every bed because loose lips sink ships.” But the failures in the war on terror during the last few months have been failures of vigilance. After warnings to American officials from his father, a radicalized Nigerian with Michael Gerson ties to Yemen — holding a one-way ticket and Columnist no luggage — is allowed on a plane headed Michael Gerson is a columnist with the to Detroit. A man in Afghan military fatigues Washington Post Writers Group — covering a bomb vest — enters a CIA base in Afghanistan for an intelligence debriefing, wear bomber are headed toward celebrity without being screened. An Army psycholotrials. According to White House terrorism gist — with a history of making provocative adviser John Brennan, the decision to prosjihadist arguments and known to classmates ecute Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in civilian as a “ticking time bomb” — is assigned to court was made almost immediately by the Afghanistan and reports for processing at Justice Department — though the president Fort Hood. now concedes that “al-Qaeda in the Arabian In all these cases — whether in the State Peninsula trained (Abdulmutallab), equipped Department, the CIA or the U.S. Army him with those explosives and directed him — some internal guard was lowered. Following the Christmas attack, Homeland Security to attack that plane headed for America.” This civilian prosecution strategy would Secretary Janet Napolitano concluded, “One of the things that may come out of this awful make sense if the goal is punishment for an attempted mass murderer. But it makes day is perhaps a renewed sense of urgency.” no sense if the goal is vigilance in the war Her statement is a confession that vigion terror — gaining information to prevent lance has faded over time. Some of this is future attacks. Abdulmutallab evidently a natural process — a human desire for normalcy, the tendency of civilized people to talked a bit with FBI investigators when first captured. But any defense lawyer — and now repress unpleasant realities. Vigilance is like he has one — will urge a knife that dulls when it is him to withhold informanot used. ‘The president has Which is precisely why occasionally talked of a war tion for use in bargaining with prosecutors down vigilance requires leaderon terror. But lip service is the road. The reality here ship. Urgency is either different from leadership.’ is simple and shocking: sharpened by rhetoric A terrorist with current and expectation — or it is knowledge of al-Qaeda sharpened by tragedy. operations in Yemen has been told he has the A president can’t be held responsible for right to remain silent. every mistake at every level of government. As a foreign terrorist, he does not have But every level of government takes its cues that right (as even the Obama administration from the president and his main advisers. has conceded by its use of military tribunals And it is difficult to argue that the Obama in other cases). And granting Abdulmutallab administration has even attempted to crethat privilege only because he tried to comate an atmosphere of urgency in the war on mit murder on American soil is an incentive terror. The listless, coldblooded and clueof disturbing perversity. less response of the Hawaii White House to President Obama has forbidden waterthe Christmas Day attack was only the most boarding. But he has not, to my knowledge, recent indication. Over the last year, nearly forbidden the interrogation of enemy comevery rhetorical signal from the adminisbatants who have current information on tration — from the use of war-on-terror terrorist networks. euphemisms such as “overseas contingency The president has occasionally talked of a operations” and “man-caused disasters” to war on terror. But lip service is different from its preference for immediately categorizing terrorism as the work of an “isolated extrem- leadership. In the war on terror, 2009 was not a year of urgency and vigilance. It was ist” — has been designed to convey a return to normalcy, a contrast to the supposed fear- a year of lullabies, hot toddies and Ambien — though it nearly ended with a bang. mongering of the past. Add to this the Holderization of the war on terror. Attorney General Eric Holder began his work not with a high-profile assault on Provide things honest in the sight of all al-Qaeda but with a high-profile assault on men. (Romans 12:17) the CIA — making clear to every ambitious PRAYER: Help me, Father, to be honest officer that counterintelligence is a dead end in all things, showing others that they can of recrimination and legal bills. And now trust me. Amen. both the mastermind of 9/11 and the under-

Today’s Prayer

Re: Sunday column by Billy Liggett on a neglected dog I have been feeding several dogs downtown for about six months now. I have tried to catch them, but they avoid being touched and even avoided a trap I had obtained for Animal Control. I have called Animal Control repeatedly to tell them the exact location of the dogs when I see them. If they could catch them, I would adopt one if not two of them. One of them is a female whose last litter was 10 puppies. Other than bringing me a trap, they have been no help. It is so sad working downtown and seeing how many stray, starving and wounded animals are around (I also feed cats). A couple months ago, a miniature beagle had her legs tied together with yarn and was left at the Salvation Army door before they opened. One of co-workers adopted it. It is especially hard with the weather as cold as it is. Keep up with the letters and opinions, maybe it will make a difference somewhere down the line. By the way, it has been my experience that when you stop ask the owners if you can have the dog that is being neglected, they let you have it. They don’t care and never have. ROCKIE DILLON Sanford

Smoking ban takes away smokers’ rights To the Editor: I am responding to the “New Smoking Ban” for the Triangle and the state. Why is it that the “powers that be” are so afraid of “people smoking or second hand smoke?” Tobacco built Durham, along with the Duke family who built the tobacco factories, the university and hospital that bear their names. I thought us veterans fought to keep America and North Carolina free, and for it to stay that way! Yet it is becoming a dictatorship taking away the rights of people to live their lives as they see fit. Physicians use the excuse second-hand smoke or smoking causes cancer, yet they did not mind tobacco money being used to pay to build the university or the hospital. Many things in the Triangle still proclaim tobacco as part of Durham’s heritage, such as the Duke Homestead and the American Tobacco area close to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park at the old factory. Before this total no-smoking ban there was talk of separating the smokers from the non-smokers and having separate ventilation in that separate area. This would be better than taking away the rights of smokers to light up while having dinner or a drink in a bar. I am a non-smoker, never have smoked, yet at 21 I had lung cancer and I am still here by God’s grace. I feel it is a person’s right to smoke if they choose, where and when they choose. TERESA DAVIS BROWNING Durham n Mail letters to: Editor, The Sanford Herald, P.O. Box 100, Sanford, N.C. 27331, or drop letters at The Herald office, 208 St. Clair Court. Send e-mail to: Include phone number for verification.


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Ann Fraley

SANFORD — Funeral service for Shirley Ann Maddox Fraley, 75, who died Sunday (1/3/10), was conducted Wednesday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Yandle officiating. Burial followed at Grace Chapel Church Cemetery. Pianist and soloist was Leslie Hanna. Pallbearers were Darren Fincher, Kevin Fincher, Jimmy Fraley, Claude Wagner, Larry Fraley and Bill Fraley. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Waldo Miranda Jr.

SANFORD — Funeral service for Waldo Ivan Miranda Jr., 20, who died Friday (1/1/10), was conducted Tuesday at Primera Iglesia Bautista with the Rev. Pablo A. Juarez officiating. Burial followed in Jonesboro Cemetery. Pallbearers were Marco Depaz, Oscar Macedo, Peyman Gharaghani, Hector Miranda, Waldo Ivan Miranda, Maurice Correa, Elvin Miranda and Wilson Miranda. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Sarah Wheeler

SANFORD — Funeral service for Sarah Ruth Lamm Wheeler, 66, who died Sunday (1/3/10), was conducted Wednesday at Jonesboro United Methodist Church Wesley Center with the Rev. Joe W. Joseph Wilburn and Dr. Dana Slack officiating. Burial followed at Cameron Grove Cemetery. Pianist was Dwayne Williams. Guitarist was Robert Watson. Soloists were Dwayne Williams and Robert Watson. Pallbearers were Charles Fields, Tim Fields, Chris Lamm, Dan Graham, Henry Graham and Mark Draughn. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Karen Clark

BUNNLEVEL — Karen Tedder Clark, 57, died Tuesday (1/5/10) at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. A native of Harnett County, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Kathleen Baker Tedder. She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Tedder Custer. She is survived by her husband, Junior Clark; sons, Jodie Clark of Bunn-

level and Mark Clark and wife Michelle of Alabama; sisters, Patricia T. Zulauf and husband Sam and Susan T. Dickens, both of Spring Lake; brothers, Kenneth Tedder and Thomas “Jiggs� and wife Brenda Tedder, both of Lillington; and one grandson. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday at O’Quinn-Peebles Chapel with the Rev. Steve Swagger officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Collie Clark. Condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 101 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27517-4431. Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home of Lillington.

Cleopheus Headen PITTSBORO — Cleopheus Headen, 88, of 410 Guthrie Road, died Tuesday (1/5/10) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. He was born Oct. 24, 1921 in Chatham County, son of the late Willie and Idela Marsh Headen. He is survived by his daughters, Katrina H. Johnson, Rev. Patricia Headen, Brina Raines and Pamela H. Reeves, all of Pittsboro, Carthinia H. Alston of Sanford and Michele H. Mtchell of Fayetteville; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Union Grove AME Zion Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are by C.E. Willie Funeral and Cremation Services of Pittsboro.

Mable Horton PITTSBORO — Mable A. Horton, 87, of 1078 Old Siler City Road, died Wednesday (1/6/10) at Chapel Hill Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home of Pittsboro.

Deputies searching for missing man By GORDON ANDERSON

SANFORD — Lee County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who has been missing since late DeArnold cember. Robert Arnold of 123 Hunter Drive, Broadway reported Dec. 31 that his son, Brian Wesley Arnold,

has been missing since friends dropped him off on Cox Mill Road. Deputies said they spoke to some friends of Arnold’s, who reported dropping Arnold off on Cox Mill Road near Golden Hills Drive. “Some friends dropped him off on the street. He told them he was going to someone’s house and that they should come back and pick him up 20 minute later,� said Capt. Jeff Johnson of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. “After that, they didn’t

see him again.� Johnson said Robert Arnold usually speaks with his son on a regular basis and waited several days before reporting him missing on Dec. 31 as “a last resort.� “We’ve had helicopters out, and we’ve been canvassing the whole area. We have some searches planned in next few days, and we’ve sent out reverse 911 calls to neighbors in that area,� Johnson said. “There are a lot of thick woods out there,


Man accused in 1985 slayings faces death FAYETTEVILLE (MCT) — A man indicted early last year on charges that he killed his brother and sister-in-law nearly 25 years ago will face the death penalty if convicted, a prosecutor said today. Sean Patrick McDuffy, 48, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is accused of killing his brother, Kelly Gene McDuffy, and his brother’s wife, Bobbie Me’chelle Loatman, in February 1985. Sean McDuffy was a suspect immediately after the killings but left

the county before an arrest could be made, according to investigators. More than a year later, he was apprehended while living in Phoenix under a false name and charged with the killings, but a judge said there was no probable cause for the arrest. In 2007, Cumberland County investigators reopened the crime as a cold case after a close friend of Loatman’s pressed for the case to be re-examined. The new investigation led detectives back to Sean McDuffy, who

POLICE BEAT SANFORD n Jeremy Lenel Palmer, 25, no address given, was charged Tuesday with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. n Tiffany Chesney Tyson, 30, of 612 Carthage St. was charged Tuesday with worthless check. n Anthony Lynn Jewell, 43, no address given, was charged Tuesday with intoxicated and disruptive. n Terry Trent Johnson, 56, of 2100 Dalrymple St. was charged Tuesday with larceny. n Cameron Pressley, 16, of 1914 Whip-PoorWill Lane was charged Wednesday with larceny. LEE COUNTY n Patrick Miney Hol-

man, 38, of 4500 Cox Mill Road was charged Tuesday with for larceny, obtaining property by false pretense and credit card fraud. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $30,000 secured bond. n An employee with Verizon Wireless reported Tuesday that someone took a copper from 3010 Jefferson David Highway. n Jason Scott Williams of 409 Deep River Road reported Tuesday that someone took TV equipment, video game systems and two firearms from his residence. n Todd Harbour of 399 Dalrymple Farm Road reported Tuesday that someone took a TV and a laptop computer

o For more information on obituaries in The Herald, contact Kim Edwards at (919) 718-1224 or e-mail

was serving a 15-year sentence at a Georgia Department of Corrections prison in Hardwick for an aggravated assault that nearly decapitated his wife in 1996. Sean McDuffy was extradited to Cumberland County in November, after completing his jail time in Georgia. Investigators have not disclosed what new information led them back to Sean McDuffy. The motive for the killings is also not known, but investigators said there was speculation that a love triangle

existed. Sean McDuffy was living with his brother and sister-in-law at the time of the killings. The bodies of Kelly McDuffy and Bobbie Loatman were found Feb. 22, 1985, in their home at 437 Squirrel St. in the Bonnie Doone neighborhood, according to investigators. Both died from multiple stab wounds. A butcher knife was found stuck in Kelly McDuffy’s side. The door of the house had been closed but was not locked.

from his residence. n Raul Zuniga Aguliar of 1215 Minter School Road reported Tuesday that someone took a TV and a firearm from his residence.

Jail under $1,000 secured bond. n John Romar Marsh Jr., 35, of 1936 Joel Johnson Road, Lillington was charged Wednesday with failure to appear. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bond.

HARNETT COUNTY n David George Thomas, 51, of 271 Ted Brown Road, Cameron was charged Tuesday with failure to appear and possession of marijuana. He was placed in Harnett County Jail under $200 secured bond. n Angela Jay Roberts, 39, of 964 Lloyd Stewart Road, Broadway was charged Tuesday with larceny and possession of stolen goods. She was placed in Harnett County

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GROOMING TIPS TO KEEP PETS PRIM AND PROPER Pet parents know there are many responsibilities that come with having a pet as a part of the family. Medical care, feeding and watering, providing exercise, and offering moderate entertainment are all par for the course. Another consideration is keeping your pet well groomed and clean. Depending upon your pet, grooming may need to be a frequent or intermittent part of care. Birds, for example, may need nail trimming every once in a while. Cats keep themselves relatively clean, so may only require nail trimming and infrequent baths. Fish donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need grooming, per se, however you will have to keep the tank clean and at the right pH. When it comes to grooming, most people associate the task with dog ownership. Dogs of all shapes and sizes, with various coat types, may require more grooming than other animals. Grooming may feature home involvement, professional grooming or a combination of both. Professional groomers will offer an array of services and are the way to go if you do not have the time or the ability to bathe, dry and shape your petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coat. Depending upon the groomer, certain services will be rendered at every grooming appointment. Here are some things to expect: sTHEGROOMINGAPPOINTMENTWILLLIKELYLASTA few hours from start to ďŹ nish sYOURPETWILLBEBRUSHEDANDBATHED sSOMEGROOMERSUSEADRYERFORYOURPET others believe it is better to let the coat air-dry sDETANGLINGANDDEMATTINGWILLOCCURIFTHE pet needs it sEARSANDTEETHMAYBECLEANED sNAILSARETRIMMED sCLIPPINGORSHAVINGOFCOATWILLTAKEPLACE sAmEAPILLWILLBEOFFERED WHICHISLESS harsh & less expensive than dipping sADVICEONROUTINEMAINTENANCE may be given Pets who are introduced to the grooming experience early on learn to handle the grooming with less stress. Grooming is not just for aesthetic purposes. Regularly cleaning and brushing a petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coat ensures that the skin remains healthy and receives adequate air and blood circulation. Matting or other problems can cause infection or fungus to form, or hot spots that lead to irritation. MYRES ANIMAL HOSPITAL 1710 WESTOVER DR 919-775-2258

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and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been very cold, so searching has been difficult.â&#x20AC;? Brian Arnold is a 35-year-old white male. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes and was last seen wearing a brown coat, jeans and black gloves. Anyone with information on his location is asked to call the Lee County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office at (919) 775-5531 or the anonymous tip line at (919) 718-4577.

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Women team up to help disabled get fit

FORT BRAGG (MCT) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing a pregnant soldier at a Fayetteville hotel will not face the death penalty if convicted, a prosecutor said today. During a brief hearing before Cumberland County Superior Court Judge Jim Ammons, Assistant District Attorney Cal Colyer said it was determined that the murder of Spc. Megan Touma would not warrant capital punishment. The decision means that Sgt. Edgar Patino, 28, of Hope Mills will be eligible for bond. Lawyers in the case will meet in February to discuss bond. He remains at the Cumberland County Dentention Center until then. Patino was arrested in July 2008. A month earlier, Touma, 23, was found dead in a bathtub at the Fairfield Inn near Cross Creek Mall. She was seven months pregnant and had been at Fort Bragg less than two weeks. Patino and Touma had been stationed together in Bamberg, Germany. She followed him to Fort Bragg after he transferred months before the killing. Investigators have said they believe Patino tried to mislead police during the investigation of the murder. Anonymous letters sent to The Fayetteville Observer

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most deaths and property loss behind improperly discarded smoking material,â&#x20AC;? Jeff Orrock of the NWS said in a press release. Orrock also warned parents not to let children play on ponds or small lakes which have developed a coating of ice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This ice is more dangerous than it appears,â&#x20AC;?

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men who served on the W.B. Wicker High School faculty. A native of Asheboro, Hoover taught at several other high schools before coming to Sanford. His high school vocal teacher had told him that her husband had been band director at Wicker and was leaving to become a principal at another school. That led to an

and police said the writer took credit for the killing and threatened to kill again. Touma, a dental specialist, was assigned to the 19th Replacement Company. Patino was at Fort Bragg to train at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. The school trains service members in Army Special Forces tactics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; such as survival, escape, resistance and evasion, and unconventional warfare techniques. Toumaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s killing was one of three high profile murders of female soldiers in Fayetteville during the summer of 2008. All three unrelated cases attracted national attention and involved suspects who had romantic relationships with the victims. The suspected killers in the other two cases will face death sentences, prosecutors announced in separate hearings last year. Second Lt. Holley Wimunc was killed on July 10, 2008, weeks after Toumaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body was found. Wimuncâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estranged husband, thenMarine Cpl. John Wimunc of Camp Lejeune, and another former Marine, Lance Cpl. Kyle Alden, have been charged in her death and an attempted cover-up. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Fayetteville Observer

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Orrock said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Temperatures have not been cold long enough to create the proper ice thickness.â&#x20AC;?

interview and job offer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The school was so good. The discipline was fantastic,â&#x20AC;? Hoover says of Wicker School. Hoover refers to his years at Wicker as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a great experienceâ&#x20AC;? and speaks highly of his students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were like my children.â&#x20AC;? He remembers hours taking students home â&#x20AC;Ś the parades (â&#x20AC;&#x153;I loved the parade in Sanfordâ&#x20AC;?) â&#x20AC;Ś and spending time in the band room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I loved what we were trying to do and accomplish.â&#x20AC;?

CARY (MCT) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Not everybody in a wheelchair wants to chase a ball for exercise. Ashley Thomas knew this from three years of running Bridge II Sports, which organizes wheelchair tennis, rugby, volleyball and basketball for Triangle. But her participants arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all jocks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a handful of girls who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to play,â&#x20AC;? Thomas said. So when Melanie Dale, a dance school owner in Raleigh, called Thomas with an idea a few months back, they seemed destined to team up with a common goal. Bring wheelchair dancing to Cary. Dale and Thomas are hopeful to get a program up and running next year.

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brought items for appraisal because money is tight; selling their valuables seemed like a quick way to pay the bills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big part of it,â&#x20AC;? said Steve Patterson of Sanford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotta survive so the antiques are coming out. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth it, they can have it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been out of work for six months.â&#x20AC;? Patterson brought in several different items, including an old doll, coins and Dixie cup dispenser from the early part of the 20th century. Plus, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to find out if the things heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kept even have value, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You want to know, am I hanging on to something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worthless?â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My house is made up of nothing but antiques. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got anything, I mean old.â&#x20AC;? Roadshow manager Kelley Ensor said Sanfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show so far has been a success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been busy,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen wonderful musical instruments.â&#x20AC;? One person brought in a custom-made guitar, His students obviously care much for Hoover. Gregory Davis, now an attorney in Winston-Salem, remembers when he met Hoover in 1964 upon moving to Sanford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After meeting Mr. Hoover, I loved him immediately. His love for the band and the kids was so obvious,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He instilled in the band members to do the best we could. He would not settle for less than our best. He not only stresses those principles in the bandroom but also in the classroom

Dale brings a certification in teaching wheelchair dancing and Thomas has the contacts to gauge interest in a class. And so far, Thomas has had success in using Cary facilities for her programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been very supportive; whenever we want to do something, they help us create the space,â&#x20AC;? Thomas said. Bridge II Sports, a nonprofit that has received grants from Blue Cross Blue Shield and Nike, has a tennis program at the Cary Tennis Park and bocce at the Bond Park Community Center. Thomas was born with spina bifida and has used a wheelchair the past seven years. She knows firsthand how much people in wheelchairs need to be inspired to move.

Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked with several local disabled organizations and rehabilitation facilities and saw teens and young adults in wheelchairs especially suffering from isolation and depression. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had met a lot of kids who were just giving up,â&#x20AC;? she said. And there were a number of people in her program who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to dribble a ball or swing a racquet, but needed something to get their heart rates going. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I heard about the ballroom dancing, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very physical, and I thought these girls might identify more with that,â&#x20AC;? Thomas said. Wheelchair dancing is practiced worldwide and has been recognized as an official Paralympics

sport. It has at least one seated dancer and spans all styles, from the fox trot to the rumba to the samba. Either partner can lead or there can be two seated dancers or one solo performer. Dancers use both manual and motorized chairs, but -- as Dale found out firsthand while being certified in the sport -- it takes a lot of strength to maneuver a wheelchair around a dance floor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks easy, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of core muscles that you use in order to keep the chair from over-rotating,â&#x20AC;? Dale said, who had to learn the techniques from both a standing and sitting position. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really a good work out.â&#x20AC;?

which Ensor said could be sold for about $8,000 and was â&#x20AC;&#x153;quite unusual and a pleasure to see,â&#x20AC;? though the owner did not sell it. She said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also seen some Peruvian artifacts, rare silver items and an 18 karat gold pocket watch. Ensor wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t surprised by the large number of people waiting to see buyers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew it was going to be this way because I called the hotel ... they said the phone had been ringing off the hook,â&#x20AC;? Ensor said of the interest in the roadshow. Ensor said the collectibles market has become very saturated the past few years because poor economic conditions have led people to sell everything they have. She advised those interested in getting more for their items to wait a few years until the market recovers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve paid a lot of mortgages, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made a lot of car payments,â&#x20AC;? she said. Roadshow buyers did run into a problem in trying to purchase precious metals. The Lee County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office said the roadshow did

not have a city permit and would need to secure one before buying any of those items, Ensor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was something that was unbeknownst to us,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that sometimes happens.â&#x20AC;? Ensor said they are in the process of obtaining the correct permit. Until then, roadshow buyers can evaluate the precious metals and potential sellers can bring them back in a day or two for the actual transaction. Some bringing in items simply wanted to see what their collectible was worth and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t intend to sell. Ricky Patterson of Sanford brought several of CocaCola items, like old coolers, bottles and patches; he planned to keep the coolers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I actually worked with Coca-Cola when I was 15. I worked with them for about 14 years all together. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been collecting ever since I was about 15,â&#x20AC;? he said. Patterson estimates his entire Coca-Cola collection at home is worth about $10,000. He thought the old coolers he brought would be worth anywhere from

$300 to $1,500. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I probably would never part with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna get an estimate,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been retired about nine years and thought this would be fun.â&#x20AC;? Roadshow auditor Ryan Carriere said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting to see people react to offers made for their items. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of them are quite surprised, especially the coin deals,â&#x20AC;? he said. Those that wanted to sell their items didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always end up doing so. Eleanor Dowdy of Sanford left with the coins she arrived with. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had some dimes with the lady on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna keep â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They did give me some prices but they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much.â&#x20AC;? Though she waited Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning for a few hours, she said she enjoyed her time at the roadshow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it was really nice because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never tried it before. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an experience, to see what people bring in here,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m holding on to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re worth.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

Hoover an excellent band director who pushed us to strive for excellence, he sometimes used the whole band period to give us â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;talksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; about making wise choices in life,â&#x20AC;? she says. Hoover relocated to Maryland in 1969 and has spent the majority of his career at Shaw Junior High School in Washington, D.C. As band director at Shaw, he saw the band perform on many stages, including becoming the first junior high band to perform in Gimbelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Kentucky Derby and in an Inauguration Parade (President Clinton). The band, besides appearing in numerous other events, was featured on the nationally televised program â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids World.â&#x20AC;? Hoover also spent two years as band director of the University of the District of Columbia â&#x20AC;&#x153;Firebird Marching Band.â&#x20AC;? He was featured in the Instrumentalist magazine in 2000. Hoover is married to

the former Gwendolyn White of Sanford and they have two sons, Ashley and Wesley. He may be officially retired from teaching, but he works as a substitute teaching instrumental music to middle school students in Maryland. So what makes a good music teacher and band director? Hoover says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s someone who loves what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be compassionate. Treat all children the same, no matter who they are,â&#x20AC;? he says, adding that the person should be fair and patient. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes a lot of patience.â&#x20AC;? Davis says having Lloyd Hoover as an instructor, bandleader and friend during his years at W.B. Wicker High School was â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the highlights of, not only my high school years, but my life. The impact he had on me as a young man helped make me the person I am today.â&#x20AC;? That, in itself, is quite a testimony for the a musical legend.

where he taught mathematics.â&#x20AC;? Davis says Hoover commanded respect from his students by the love he showed and the way he conducted himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We saw him at the school, the park, church, the corner store or anywhere we might go. If we misbehaved outside of school and he was present, he did not hesitate to correct us.â&#x20AC;? Another of his former students is Sanfordian Rhonda Faye Crumpton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only was Mr.

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Hundreds of People Cash In at the Sanford Roadshow Yesterday! By Jason Delong

Treasure Hunters Roadshow STAFF WRITER

Gold and Silver pour into yesterdays Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years.

Yesterday at the Holiday Inn Express, hundreds lined up to cash antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry in at the Roadshow. The free event is in Sanford all week buying gold, silver antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with yesterday

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you go to the Roadshow, you can cash-in your items for top dollar. Roadshow representatives will be available to assess and purchase your items at the Holiday Inn Express, Tuesday through Saturday in Sanford.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.â&#x20AC;? said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less WKDQÂżIWHHQPLQXWHV,OHIWZLWKDFKHFN for $712.37. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.â&#x20AC;? Another gentlemen brought an old Fender guitar his father bought \HDUV DJR Âł'DG KDG OHVV WKDQ ÂżIW\ bucks in that guitar.â&#x20AC;? The Roadshow expert that assisted him, made a few phone calls and a Veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for $5700.00. The seller continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not everyday someone brings six

is buying. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gold and silver markets are soaring.â&#x20AC;? says Archie Davis, a Roadshow representative. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Broken jewelry and gold or silver coins add up YHU\ TXLFNO\ , MXVW ÂżQLVKHG ZRUNLQJ with a gentleman that had an old class ring, two bracelets, and handful of

silver dollars,â&#x20AC;Ś his check was for over $650.00. I would say that there were well over 100 people in here yesterday that sold their scrap gold.â&#x20AC;? One gentleman holding his check for over $1250.00 in the lobby of the event yesterday had this comment, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so happy I decided to come to the $ERYHÂ&#x2021;$FRXSOHZDLWVZLWKDQWLFLSDWLRQZKLOH5RDGVKRZH[SHUWH[DPLQHVWKHLUDQWLTXHV Roadshow. I saw the newspaper ad for DQGJROGLWHPV7KH5RDGVKRZLVDWWKHHoliday Inn ExpressWKLVZHHN the event and brought in an old German sword I brought back from World War thousand dollars to town with your pocket watches or just about anything 5RDGVKRZ H[SHUWV ÂżQG LWHPV WKHLU II and some old coins and here is my old is valuable to collectors. These collectors are interested in, offers check. What a great thing for our name on it.â&#x20AC;? Jeff Parsons, President of the collectors are willing to pay big money will be made to purchase those community. I am heading home now Treasure Hunters Roadshow for those items they are looking for.â&#x20AC;? items. About 80% of the guests that to see what else I have they might be This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roadshow is the place to attend the show end up selling one or interested in.â&#x20AC;? commented, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lots of people have The Roadshow continues today items that they know are valuable but get connected with those collectors. more items at the event. just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where to sell them. The process is free and anyone can Antiques and collectibles are starting at 9am. The event is free and Old toys, trains, swords, guitars, brings items down to the event. If the not the only items the Roadshow no appointment is needed.

Collectors desire vintage military items, Items from both U.S. and foreign origins from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Spanish-American War, Revolutionary War and Calvary times have great value. Items such as swords, daggers, medals, hardware bayonets, etc. The Roadshow is featured this week:

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a modern day gold rush,â&#x20AC;? said Jeff Parsons. Gold is now trading at 40 year highs, and you can cash in by bringing your items to the Treasure Hunters Roadshow.â&#x20AC;? All types of gold are wanted, including gold coins, Krugerrands, Maple Leafs, and other gold bars, etc. All gold jewelry, including broken jewelry is accepted. Anything gold is wanted. All silver items, including silver coins, bars and American Eagles are accepted. Sterling silver items OLNHĂ&#x20AC;DWZDUHWHDVHWVHWFDUHZHOFRPH

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We represent many of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top numismatic coin collectors We have been directly involved in millions of dollars worth of rare cash and coin sales over the past 15 years.

Our private collectors are seeking all types of rare coins and currency. We have the resources available to pay you top prices for all types of rare coins or entire collections. We can arrange a private discreet meeting with you at your bank or in one of our private suites. Whether you are ready to sell your life long collection or you are settling an estate we are at your service. We are professional, honest and discreet.

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Cash in with the power of the International Collectors Association Treasure Hunters Roadshow represents over 5000 members worldwide who are paying TOP DOLLAR the following types of items. t$0*/4 Any and all coins made before 1965. This includes all silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted! t(0-%4*-7&3 PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH! for platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, Kruggerands, Gold bars Canadian Maple Leafs, etc.

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Silver and Gold Coin Prices Up During Poor Economy. Collectors and Enthusiasts in Sanford with $2,000,000 to Purchase Yours! Got Coin? It might be just the time to cash in. This week starting Tuesday and continuing through Saturday, the International Collectors Association in conjunction with Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be purchasing all types of silver and gold coins direct from the public. All are welcome and the event is free.

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STATE BRIEFS Dad charged in accidental death of toddler

JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a 27-year-old North Carolina man has been charged in the accidental shooting death of his 3-year-old son. The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office reports Robert John Lewis of Jacksonville turned himself in Wednesday morning. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon of mass destruction, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and failing to secure a firearm from a minor. Authorities said Lewis’ 3-year-old son accidentally shot himself Nov. 16 with a gun left within his reach and died soon afterward. Lewis’ attorney, Ernie Wright, did not immediately return a request for comment. Prosecutors decided on the charges Tuesday. Jacksonville is near Camp LeJeune, about 50 miles northeast of Wilmington.

McCrory leaves brother’s business for N.C. law firm

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The former mayor of North Carolina’s largest city has stopped working with his brother and joined a Charlotte law office as a public policy consultant. The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that ex-Mayor Pat McCrory started this week as the senior director of strategic initiatives at the Moore &

Van Allen firm. McCrory was mayor for 14 years and decided not to seek an eight term last fall. The Republican ran for governor in 2008 and narrowly lost to Democrat Beverly Perdue. After the 2008 election, McCrory worked with a business consulting firm led by his brother. McCrory’s new job will focus on issues such as energy, transportation and the environment. McCrory hasn’t ruled out another run for governor in 2012.

Man gets 10 years for role in $70M Ponzi scheme RALEIGH (AP) — A 63year-old man has been sentenced in North Carolina to 10 years in prison for his role in a $70 million Ponzi scheme and for skipping out on for his criminal trial. U.S. Attorney George Holding announced Wednesday that Michael Young also must pay more than $45 million in restitution after pleading guilty to conspiring to commit mail fraud. Young was in Dubai when his trial was to begin in 2008. Young was president of Mobile Billboard of America and the last of six defendants to be sentenced. Prosecutors said the operation promised investors guaranteed monthly checks from advertising revenue on traveling billboards. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued the company in 2004. Investigators found no billboards on sides of trucks.

Company moving headquarters from Chicago to N.C. RALEIGH (AP) — Officials say a a national supplier of molded plastic parts is moving its headquarters from Chicago to North Carolina. Gov. Bev Perdue announced Wednesday that Wilbert Plastic Services is expanding its Belmont facility in Gaston County, investing $5.7 million and creating 41 jobs over three years. Company officials say the new headquarters will be closer to the company’s southern manufacturing operations and closer to its expanding Southeast customer base. Wilbert Plastic Services produces molded plastic parts for the automotive and custom parts markets. The company’s Belmont plant currently employs 86 people, while its Harrisburg plant employs 90.

Panthers’ tailgaters recycle 30 tons of waste CHARLOTTE (AP) — Tailgaters at Carolina Panthers’ games recycled 30 tons of cans and bottles throughout the NFL season, topping organizers’ goal by 50 percent. The Charlotte Observer reports Wednesday that tailgaters recycled the waste during 10 preseason and regular season Panthers games, plus the Meineke Car Care Bowl. The goal had been 20 tons. Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful coordinated the effort, while Bojangles’ donated recycling bags handed out by volunteers.



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Holocaust museum gunman dies in hospital WASHINGTON (AP) — The 89-year-old white supremacist charged in a deadly shooting at Washington’s Holocaust museum died Wednesday in North Carolina, where he’d been held while awaiting trial, authorities said. James von Brunn died shortly before 1 p.m. at a local hospital in Butner, N.C., said Denise Simmons, the spokeswoman for the federal prison where von Brunn had been held. He had been suffering from chronic congestive heart failure, sepsis and other health problems, she said. Von Brunn, who faced charges that carried the death penalty, had been receiving medical care for months at the prison complex in Butner, which is known for its medical facilities for aging and sick federal inmates. His lawyer, A.J. Kramer, called the

death “a sad end to a tragic situation” and declined to make further comment. Authorities say von Brunn carried a rifle as he walked up to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 10 and then shot security guard Stephen T. Johns, who was black, as he opened the door for von Brunn. He was wounded by gunfire from two other guards. Officials at the prison hospital had previously said chronic medical problems had complicated a psychiatric evaluation for the suspect, who prior to the shooting had written racist and anti-Semitic screeds on the Internet. Officials at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum issued a statement saying their thoughts and prayers remained with Johns’ family. “Officer Johns died heroically defending the museum, visitors and staff.

This tragedy is a powerful reminder that our cause of fighting hatred remains more urgent than ever,” the statement said. One of the two guards who fired back at von Brunn said he had mixed feelings about his death. “I’m shocked. I’m glad he’s gone. I wish he had his day in court, but it’ll never come,” said Harry Weeks of White Plains, Md. Weeks returned to work in August and said he thinks often about his slain colleague. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t miss him,” Weeks said. A seven-count indictment against von Brunn charged him with firstdegree murder, killing in a federal building and bias-motivated crime. The indictment also accused him of seeking to intimidate Jewish people at the museum.


Highway Patrol challenges trooper rehiring decision RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is challenging an order that it rehire a trooper accused of mistreating his K-9 partner. WRAL-TV reported that patrol leaders will be in a Wake County courtroom Wednesday to argue they shouldn’t have to rehire Charles Jones, who was fired in September 2007. A year later, the State Personnel Commission ordered the patrol to reinstate Jones, saying it found sufficient cause for discipline but not dismissal. Jones, who now works as a police officer in the Wake County town of Apex, wants both his job

with the Highway Patrol and back pay. He was fired after another trooper turned over video clips of him suspending his dog, Ricoh, from a railing and kicking the dog repeatedly to force it to release a chew toy. When he testified in April 2008 about Ricoh, Jones held back tears, saying he spent more time with the dog than with his wife. Jones said he trained Ricoh the way he was taught. He said the dog refused to release a chew toy, so he tied his leash to the top rail of a deck, hung the dog with its back paws on the ground and kicked.

“If it’s wrong, then you need to tell the Highway Patrol it’s wrong, because the Highway Patrol is the ones saying we can do this stuff,” he said. But Highway Patrol manuals didn’t specify how to train a dog, and patrol officials said Jones’ treatment of the dog was unacceptable. Patrol leaders said they initially planned to discipline Jones but decided to fire him when then-Gov. Mike Easley’s office intervened. Ricoh has retired. In June, the patrol implemented a new canine program with new dogs and new handlers. The patrol had disbanded the program in December 2008.


Sea turtles strand themselves along coast of Outer Banks MANTEO (AP) — Volunteers are scrambling to save endangered sea turtles that are stranded off the Outer Banks — the victims of storms and cold. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported Wednesday that about 45 turtles have been taken to the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles rehabilitation center at the North Carolina Aquarium near Manteo. Christian Guerreri of the aquarium says that’s a record number of cold-

stunned turtles for the Outer Banks. Last winter, 28 were found off barrier island beaches. Guerreri says four turtles have died, and nine have been sent to other rehabilitation facilities. Leaning over a small box on the floor, Guerreri pulled a towel off a small green turtle that arrived Tuesday morning. The animal lay in its warm new bed, aware but seemingly unperturbed by the attention. “Sometimes they’re so lethargic, they won’t lift

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their head to breathe,” she said. Eventually, the turtle will be placed in fresh water bath for a day to kill off parasites, and then into a separate salt water tank, where it will be fed every morning. Recovery usually takes two to four weeks. When they’re well enough, the turtles will be released in the Gulf Stream. The care of so many animals has made a dent in the network’s funds, putting care of future strandings at risk, said treasurer Chris Pruitt. The volunteer group depends on donations. Michelle Bogardus, lead sea turtle biotechnician for the National Park Service, said turtles lose consciousness in water that is too cold for them; 80 of the animals found since the weather turned on Dec. 12 were already dead when they were spotted. The live ones that are brought to a rehabilitation center within 24 hours have a good chance of survival, she said. Most of the strandings involve green sea turtles, with some Kemp’s ridleys and a few loggerheads, Bogardus said, and 90 percent have been found around the Pamlico Sound.


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NATION BRIEFS GM: Hundreds of dealerships could be restored

DETROIT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hundreds of the 1,350 General Motors Co. dealers who lost their franchises last year could see them restored in a congressionally mandated arbitration process that begins later this month, the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interim CEO said Wednesday. CEO and Chairman Ed Whitacre Jr. also said that new Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell is a candidate for the CEO post. And Whitacre said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not confident about selling the Swedish Saab brand. In a wide-ranging talk with reporters at GMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Detroit headquarters, Whitacre also predicted that GM would be profitable this year, although he said that was dependent on the economy and other factors. GM had planned to close the 1,350 dealerships this year in an effort to dump poor performers and better align its dealer base with much lower consumer demand for autos. In many cases, GM had dealerships too close to one another and competing on price, the company said. Congress passed legislation late last year that forces GM and Chrysler Group LLC, which shed 789 dealers last year, to give dealers a chance to appeal closure decisions. Both companies went through bankruptcy protection earlier this year and are receiving government aid.

Feds: Revenge drove attack on Ark. med board chair

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A doctor who was punished after 10 of his patients fatally overdosed on drugs he prescribed sought revenge by bombing the chairman of the state medical board, leaving him severely burned and without an eye, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday in announcing new charges in the case. A grand jury indicted Dr. Randeep Mann on three charges in connection with the February 2009 attack on Dr. Trent Pierce outside of Pierceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in West Memphis. The most serious charge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; using a weapon of mass destruction against a person of property â&#x20AC;&#x201D; could land Mann in prison for life if

heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convicted. Mannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, Blake Hendrix, declined to comment Wednesday about the new charges, which also included using an explosive to destroy Pierceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SUV and possession of the anesthetic chloroform, which prosecutors said was found in his cell at the Pulaski County Jail.

Unmarked power line probed in Calif. copter crash FRESNO, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Federal investigators are probing whether a helicopter crash that killed four people in the Sierra Nevada mountains may have been caused by a lack of markings on a highvoltage power line across the river canyon. The Bell 206 helicopter clipped a Southern California Edison transmission line Tuesday afternoon, sparking a blaze that consumed the craft. Three California Department of Fish and Game scientists and the pilot were killed. The team had been conducting an aerial deer survey.

Midnight order halts Ala. raid of $87M casino MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; About 40 Alabama state troopers assembled in the pre-down hours Wednesday for a raid approved by Gov. Bob Riley himself. Their target: the bingo machines at a new, $87 million casino near Dothan that the governor says is operating illegally. But local officials moved quickly to defend the entertainment complex, going to a judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home after midnight to get an order blocking the raid. At 1:30 a.m., Houston County Commissioner Mark Culver raced to deliver it personally to state police before they could move to seize the 1,700 electronic bingo machines at Country Crossing.

Obama critic urges firings in airliner bombing close call WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An Obama administration official and a congressional critic disagreed Wednesday on whether someone should be immediately ousted after failure to intercept a man who tried to blow up a U.S.-bound airplane. Denis McDonough, the National Security Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief of staff, said in a nationally broadcast interview that â&#x20AC;&#x153;everybody around the table accepted responsibilityâ&#x20AC;? at a tense White House meeting Tuesday afternoon with President Barack Obama. He said that all involved are working â&#x20AC;&#x153;to learn the lessons of this incident so we can get to the bottom of it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now the president has said time and again throughout this process that there will be accountability at all levels but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to prejudge the final review here and jump to any conclusions,â&#x20AC;? McDonough said, when asked if any individual or individuals would lose their jobs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything you hear now is the kind of rumormongering thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so typical around these kinds of things,â&#x20AC;? he said. Rep. Peter King of New York, the leading Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, charged in a separate interview that â&#x20AC;&#x153;thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a disconnect between intensity of his (Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) rhetoric and what he proposes to do.â&#x20AC;? King, one of the administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harshest critics on terrorism, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the situation is as bad

Report on botched plane attack to be released today WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The White House says a preliminary report on what went wrong during the botched Christmas Day airliner attack will be released Thursday. Spokesman Robert Gibbs says an unclassified version of the report by counterterrorism adviser John Brennan will be made public. President Barack Obama will make a statement about the report Thursday, as will Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Obama has said the government had information that could have stopped the attempted attack, but intelligence agencies failed to connect the dots.

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President Barack Obama speaks in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Tuesday about plans to thwart future terrorist attacks after an alleged terrorist attempt to destroy a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner on Christmas Day. as the president says it was ... someone will have to go. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told an audience at George Washington University on Wednesday that the government failed to connect the dots and must do better next time. Still, he added, a great deal has been achieved in the ability to share valuable information on potential terrorist threats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think if you and I on the 12th of September 2001 would have said that it would be nineplus years before we had anything like this, or we would go that long without another major incident, at least from my perspective, I would have had doubt that we could have done that,â&#x20AC;? Mullen said. The White House, meantime, said that a preliminary report on what went wrong will be released Thursday.

Spokesman Robert Gibbs said an unclassified version of a report by counterterrorism adviser John Brennan will be made public. Obama will make a statement about the report Thursday, as will Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Obama has said the government had information that could have stopped the attempted attack, but intelligence agencies failed to connect the dots. He ordered reviews on airline passenger screening and on the U.S. terror watch-list system. The president has come under withering criticism for the Christmas incident in which, authorities say, a 23-yearold man tried to detonate an explosive device aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, only to be foiled by a passenger who jumped over seats to subdue him. Over 270 people were on the plane

at the time. The administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initial reaction to the incident struck some as slow, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had to take back her initial statement that the system had worked. McDonough, appearing on several morning news shows, vowed that administration officials will work harder to â&#x20AC;&#x153;follow throughâ&#x20AC;? on intelligence leads as the threat of terrorist attack against the United States here and abroad persists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to make sure that we stay as agile as our enemy,â&#x20AC;? McDonough said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to make sure that we follow through on all the leads.â&#x20AC;?







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10A / Thursday, January 7, 2010 / The Sanford Herald 2010 ELECTIONS


Dem retirements show tough landscape

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stunning as they were, the retirement announcements of two U.S. senators and a governor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all Democrats â&#x20AC;&#x201D; over 24 hours werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as bad as they might have seemed for President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party. But they underscored the perilous political environment for Democrats in an election year stamped by anti-incumbent sentiment. Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd was all but forced to quit, and North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan also ditched his re-election effort in the face of a difficult race. Doddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement Wednesday may actually save the Democratsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hold on his seat â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the party quickly recruited a stronger candidate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but Dorganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retirement may cost the party a seat in his Republican-leaning state. And that would mean the loss of a critical 60th vote in the Senate. Among governors, Democrats were heartened by two developments that cleared the way for stronger candidates not tainted by incumbency: Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, among the most vulnerable for re-

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U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., is embraced by his daughter Christina as he looks over toward his wife Jackie after announcing that he will retire after his current term outside his home in East Haddam, Conn., Wednesday. election, chose not to seek a second term, and Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry, the Democratic front-runner to replace term-limited Gov. Jennifer Granholm, opted against running. Still, despite the moves, Republicans remain excited about the prospect of competitive races in those states. Combined, the no-campaign decisions highlighted the challenges facing Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party. The Democrats are seeking to hang onto comfortable majorities in Congress and a slim

edge among governors in a year when voters are angry at lawmakers of all political stripes and likely to punish the party in power. The bottom line for Obama: Losing even one seat in the Senate would make it more difficult to block Republican filibusters. And if the GOP makes big gains in the House â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a pickup of 30 or more seats is seeming ever more likely â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that will make it much harder to pass administration proposals. All told, the latest devel-

opments mean 2010 is sure to see a slew of competitive races, though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlikely â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at this point â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that Republicans will win enough seats to retake control of either the House or Senate. Democrats currently control the Senate 58-40, and the two independents also typically vote with the party. The House is now 256-178 for the Democrats with one vacancy. Congress is expected to pass Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care overhaul soon, but it will take years for that policy to be implemented and Democratic lawmakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; support will be crucial. Climate change legislation also hangs in the balance. With no re-election hanging over their heads, retiring Democratic lawmakers have little incentive to fall in behind the White House on its priorities. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are only the latest Democratic retirement announcements, accompanied by several in the House and the recent defection of Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith to the GOP, in a dispiriting trend for a party that had been soaring after winning control of Congress and the White House in back-to-back elections.


Sources: Obama OKs taxing high-end plans

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; President Barack Obama signaled to House Democratic leaders Wednesday that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to drop their opposition to taxing high-end health insurance plans to pay for health coverage for millions of uninsured Americans. In a meeting at the White House, Obama expressed his preference

for the insurance tax contained in the Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health overhaul bill, but largely opposed by House Democrats and organized labor, Democratic aides said. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private. House Democrats want to raise income taxes on high-income individuals instead and are

reluctant to abandon that approach, while recognizing that they will have to bend on that and other issues so that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., can maintain his fragile 60-vote majority support for the bill. Pelosi and four committee chairmen met with the president Wednesday as they scrambled to resolve

differences between sweeping bills passed by the House and Senate. The aim is to finalize legislation revamping the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care system in time for Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State of the Union address early last month. Despite the dispute over the payment approach, Pelosi, D-Calif., emerged from the meeting expressing optimism.

IRS too busy to talk to 3 in 10 who call for help WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Need help with your taxes? Good luck reaching the IRS. Three out of 10 people who call the toll-free help line this tax season wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get through to a human being â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s if the agency meets its goals for service. Callers lucky enough to get through will have to wait on hold an average of nearly 12 minutes, a level of service deemed unacceptable in a report issued Wednesday by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Such poor service â&#x20AC;&#x153;will cause problems for taxpayers and the IRS alike, as some taxpayers give up and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother to file or they make avoidable errors that the IRS then must devote resources toward resolving,â&#x20AC;? said Olson, an independent watchdog within the IRS. The IRS said it has been inundated with an unprecedented number of calls the past two years from taxpayers with questions about temporary tax breaks passed by Congress to help revive the economy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a phenomenon that is expected to continue this year. To help, the agency has upgraded its Web site, posting answers to frequent questions, including the status of tax refunds. Some callers could get busy signals while others will abandon calls after being informed of the wait time. Others may be prompted to go to the IRS Web site, or have their questions answered by the automated system.

Opponents of DC gay marriage want referendum WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Opponents of a bill that would allow gay marriage in D.C. want to put a measure on the ballot to let voters weigh in. Opponents filed paperwork with the Board of Elections and Ethics on Wednesday to try to put the referendum on the ballot. Previous similar attempts have been unsuccessful. D.C. passed a bill in December that would let gay couples marry. Because the city is a federal district, the law is currently pending a period of review by Congress. Also Wednesday, opponents of gay marriage were in court for a hearing in a lawsuit against the elections board. They are seeking to overturn the elections boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s refusal to allow a separate initiative on the ballot that would define marriage in the city as

between a man and woman.

Nationwide courthouse security review

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Federal authorities will conduct a nationwide review of courthouse security after a gunman killed a courthouse officer and wounded a deputy marshal in Las Vegas, a senior official said Wednesday. Michael Prout, a security official with the U.S. Marshals Service, told The Associated Press his agency will scrutinize safety measures at more than 400 federal facilities around the country. Prout said many federal courthouses and other buildings do not have the kind of modern security checkpoints in place at the Las Vegas building. Authorities say Johnny Lee Wicks, who was angry over losing a lawsuit protesting a cut to his Social Security benefits, opened fire with a shotgun Monday after walking up to the security checkpoint at the courthouse entrance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very recently constructed and has very recent technology and a security screening pavilion, and that is not the case, unfortunately, in most of the courthouses across the United States,â&#x20AC;? Prout said.

Lew Allen Jr., ex-spy chief and JPL director, dies

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Retired Air Force Gen. Lew Allen Jr., who led the mammoth National Security Agency through a period when congressional scrutiny brought its domestic eavesdropping activities out of the shadows and who later became director of NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has died. He was 84. Allen died on Monday in Potomac Falls, Va., according to a NASA statement. A cause of death was not given. Allen was the first JPL director hired from the outside after a long career in the military and as a spy chief. In 1973, President Nixon appointed Allen director of the NSA, at the time a littleknown agency responsible for electronic intelligence gathering. Two years later, testifying before a Senate committee, Allen acknowledged that, at the request of other agencies, the NSA had intercepted the phone calls of Americans. As a result of the hearings, Congress in 1978 passed an act that established a secret court responsible for issuing warrants for domestic wiretapping.


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LAS VEGAS (AP) — This is supposedly the year 3-D television becomes the hot new thing: Updated sets and disc players are coming out, and 3-D cable channels are in the works. But it’s not clear the idea will reach out and grab mainstream viewers. Besides having to spring for expensive new TVs, people would have to put on awkward special glasses to give the picture the illusion of depth. That limits 3-D viewing to times when viewers can sit down and focus on a movie or show. It’s one thing to put on 3-D glasses in a theater, but “at home, you’re with other people in the living room, running to the kitchen and doing other things,” said Greg Ireland of the research firm IDC. Unfazed by the potential hang-ups, the biggest TV makers began revealing their 3-D models Wednesday before the official opening of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics Co.’s consumer division, said in an interview that 10 to 14 percent of the roughly 35 million TVs sold in the U.S. this year will be 3-D-capable. Samsung is deter-

mined to make 3-D a big feature on its more expensive TVs this year. It’s teaming with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. to make the Blu-ray 3-D version of the movie “Monsters vs. Aliens” an exclusive for buyers of Samsung’s 3-D TVs. LG Electronics Inc. said it will introduce 47-inch and 55-inch flat-panel TVs with 3-D capabilities in May. LG and Samsung are among the companies that plan to sell 3-D Blu-ray disc players later in the year. LG didn’t announce exact prices for its new sets. But Tim Alessi, director of product development at LG Electronics USA, said 3-D TV sets will likely cost $200 to $300 more than comparable flat-panel sets without 3-D capabilities, which

already run more than $1,000. Announcements of 3-D TV sets were also expected from Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. Manufacturers aren’t counting on 3-D to take over instantly. Color TV and high definition caught on over many years. Like those earlier advances, 3-D programming requires upgrades throughout the TV and movie infrastructure, from shooting to editing to distribution. Of course, movies in 3-D have been around since the 1950s and from time to time have been billed as the next big thing in entertainment. And technically speaking, 3-D viewing in the home has been possible for the past few years. But there has been no good way

to get 3-D movies and shows to watch. That obstacle is being swept away this year, as plans for a 3-D version of the Blu-ray disc have solidified. Players are expected this spring. On Tuesday, two major cable networks — ESPN and Discovery — said they plan to start beaming 3-D entertainment into homes for the first time. ESPN plans to have its channel running in time to show World Cup soccer matches in 3-D on June 11. Discovery Communications Inc. will partner with Imax Corp. and Sony to bring out its own fulltime 3-D network in 2011. Toshiba Corp. isn’t waiting for 3-D programming: It plans to roll out a new line of five TVs this year that will take regular 2-D programming and convert it to 3-D using a separate box with a powerful processor similar to one used in the Sony PlayStation 3. Toshiba didn’t announce prices for the sets, but they will probably be expensive. The company also didn’t demonstrate the technology, and some people in the industry scoff at the idea of on-the-fly conversion, suspecting it won’t be as good as footage shot with special 3-D cameras.

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Actor Gary Coleman hospitalized LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Diff’rent Strokes” actor Gary Coleman is in a Los Angeles hospital for tests after saying he didn’t feel well. Coleman’s agent, Robert Malcolm, Coleman says the 41-yearold actor had given interviews to complain about a scene in his latest movie and went to his hotel room to rest Wednesday. Malcolm says Coleman then began feeling unwell and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. He didn’t have details. Malcolm says tests were negative and the actor was alert and feeling fine but may remain hospitalized overnight before returning to his Utah home. Coleman, had two kidney transplants, played Arnold Jackson on the popular 1980s sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes.” His hospitalization was first reported by

Polanski attorney requests sentencing in absentia LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Roman Polanski is asking a Los Angeles judge to sentence the fugitive director in absentia. Attorney Chad Hummel said Wednesday he has a letter from the director

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asking to be sentenced while serving house arrest at his chalet in Switzerland. The “Chinatown” director fled the United States in 1978 on the eve of sentencing for having sex with a Polanski 13-yearold girl. Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza has accepted the letter, but says he wants to see legal briefs that state why sentencing Polanski in absentia is appropriate. He also says he will not schedule an evidentiary hearing to determine whether there was misconduct by judge or prosecutors. An appeals court last month said there was likely prosecutorial misconduct that should be investigated. Espinoza scheduled another hearing for Jan. 22.

Idaho high court declines to rehear Hanks case KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its ruling in a lawsuit pitting an Idaho contractor against Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. The Idaho Mountain Express reports Hanks the high court said last week its October ruling in favor of the acting and producing couple will stand. The long-running dispute began after Hanks and Wilson hired Storey Construction to build their high-end villa in Ketchum. Both sides went into arbitration to settle disputes over payment and construction defect claims. Three years later, the couple sought a second arbitration, saying they’d found latent construction defects. The company said those matters had been settled in the first arbitration. The Idaho Supreme Court ruled last year that a second arbitration was allowable under the contract.

Reggae star Banton moved to Tampa TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton has been moved to Tampa in advance of a federal court appearance on drug charges. Banton’s label, Gargamel Music Inc., also announced Wednesday that he has hired Miami defense attorney David Oscar Markus to fight charges that he was involved in a conspiracy to traffic more than five kilograms of cocaine.

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The deaths of seven CIA employees in Afghanistan probably will not be the last. The U.S. isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pulling back on covert operations to hunt terrorists there and in Pakistan and will go on taking chances on human tipsters to help. In fact, the United States struck back at militant targets in Pakistan on Wednesday with explosives apparently launched from an airborne drone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the first responses since the bombing that killed several top CIA operatives at a secretive eastern Afghan base reportedly used as a key outpost in the effort to identify and target terror leaders. The attack was a lethal message that the Obama administration views its airstrikes as too effective to abandon, even though they are unpopular with civilians and the U.S.backed governments in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. The apparent strikes killed at least 12 people in an area of Pakistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volatile northwest teeming with militants suspected of directing the suicide attack last week across the border in Afghanistan. The U.S. deaths were a reminder that while the use of drones may lessen the risk to American pilots, the CIA-run operation has its own human Achillesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; heel: the intelligence agents who

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Significant blastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; killed CIA agents

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Jordanian guards of honor carry the coffin of Jordanian intelligence officer, Ali bin Zaid, in Amman, Jordan. Bin Zaid was with killed seven CIA employees when the Jordanian suicide bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, attacked Camp Chapman in Afghanistan on Dec. 30. practice old-fashioned spycraft to pinpoint the targets. The attack came as a a severe blow to the expertise and talent pool of the CIA in a little-understood country where its spies are now most at risk. Charles Faddis, a former agency case officer, said it was a major strike to agency operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CIA is a small outfit,â&#x20AC;? said Faddis, who recently published â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyond Repair,â&#x20AC;? a scathing assessment of the agency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lose this many people in one strike and not feel it acutely.â&#x20AC;? The bomber, a Jordanian doctor identified as Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, was apparently a double agent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; perhaps even a triple-agent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who had been considered a key asset. Al-Bala-

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wi was invited inside the outpost facility bearing a promise of information about al-Qaidaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second in command, presumed to be hiding in Pakistan. A federal law enforcement official said Tuesday that the bomber entered the base by car and detonated a powerful explosive just outside the baseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gym where CIA operatives and others had gathered. It was unclear whether the explosives were hidden in a suicide vest or belt, but they set off a â&#x20AC;&#x153;significant blast,â&#x20AC;? said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the investigation. A small team of FBI agents, including bomb and evidence technicians, flew to the remote Afghan base soon after the blast, the official said. The team, which is working closely with the CIA, has since returned and is still trying to identify the components of the explosives and whether they

WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A federal law enforcement official says the explosion that killed seven Americans and a Jordanian at a secret CIA base in eastern Afghanistan was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;significant blastâ&#x20AC;? set off as agents gathered outside a gymnasium. The official said a small team of FBI agents that included bomb and evidence technicians flew to the site soon after the blast last week and have since returned. The official spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the investigation. The official said FBI and CIA investigators are still trying to determine the components of the explosives and whether the bomber wore a suicide vest or belt. The official said the bomber apparently entered the base by car.

included shrapnel. Several current and former intelligence and defense officials said the deaths of the CIA agents and the others were a foreseeable cost of doing business with unsavory people in dangerous places. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The attacks confirm what has been the CIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s view all along: that undertaking intelligence operations requires taking risks, and while those risks can be diminished by excellent tradecraft, hard work, and smart people, they can never be eliminated,â&#x20AC;? said former CIA officer Steven Cash.


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Yemen official tells AP US troops not wanted SANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;A, Yemen (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As Yemen becomes the new front in the war on terror, its leaders want this to be clear: It does not intend to become another Iraq or Afghanistan with thousands of U.S. troops on the ground. Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi drew some red lines Wednesday in its burgeoning alliance with Washington against al-Qaida, telling The Associated Press that Yemen welcomes U.S. and foreign troops for training, intelligence and logistical support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But not in any other capacity,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;there is a lot of sensitivityâ&#x20AC;? among Yemenis about foreign combat troops. He underlined that Yemeni forces would remain under Yemeni command, without any joint authority with the Americans. His comments came as Yemeni security forces carried out a hunt for Mohammed Ahmed al-Hanaq, the suspected leader of an al-Qaida cell believed to be plotting attacks on the U.S. Embassy or other consulates in Yemen. While troops searched in the mountainous region of Arhab northeast of Sanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;a where he was hiding, officials were negotiating with local tribal sheiks, demanding al-Hanaqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surrender.

Church says 4 priests broke celibacy vows PUEBLA, Mexico (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Four Roman Catholic priests in central Mexico have resigned after they were caught breaking their celibacy vows, church officials said Wednesday. The priests will no longer be allowed to celebrate Mass or perform sacraments, the Rev. Eugenio Lira, spokesman for the archdiocese in the central state of Puebla, announced in a statement. The clerics were either caught in a romantic relationship or discovered to have fathered children, Lira said. He did not identify the

priests or provide details of their alleged indiscretions. In the traditionally conservative state of Puebla â&#x20AC;&#x201D; known for its high concentration of Catholic churches â&#x20AC;&#x201D; reaction to the priestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; resignations was mixed. Alfredo Miranda, rector of the Catholic Popular Autonomous University of Puebla State, said he supported the priestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; separation from the church. David Fernandez, rector of the Jesuit Iberoamerican Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Puebla campus, said the church needs to modernize its practices and rethink its celibacy requirements. He said the celibacy rule came from church leaders, not the Gospel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a human law that can end at some point,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Hamas, Egypt clash across sealed border; 1 dead RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hamas loyalists and Egyptian troops opened fire along Gazaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volatile border Wednesday, leaving an Egyptian soldier dead and more than a dozen Gazans hurt in the bloodiest clash between the two sides in a year. Accompanied by a barrage of rocks, the shooting underlined the mounting tensions over Egyptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s construction of an underground steel wall that could seal Gazaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southern border, block hundreds of smuggling tunnels and deprive Gazaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hamas rulers of their only lifeline. Hamas is trying to rally Arab and Muslim public opinion against the barrier it has dubbed the â&#x20AC;&#x153;death wall.â&#x20AC;? Hamas-allied Muslim clerics have denounced the wall as â&#x20AC;&#x153;haram,â&#x20AC;? or forbidden by Islam, and protesters picketed Egyptian embassies in Lebanon and Jordan this week. Egypt, meanwhile, is adopting an increasingly defiant stance, saying that securing its border with Gaza is a matter of national security. In the past, Egypt had been less unequivocal and tried to play down its role, alongside Israel, in enforcing Gazaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s border blockade.

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It starts with him All questions about the upcoming PGA Tour season center on one player: Tiger Woods

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Falcons set to return to hardwood

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DAWSON ELECTED TO MLB HALL OF FAME NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Dawson was elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday in his ninth try, while Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar fell just short of earning baseball’s highest honor. Dawson received 420 of 539 votes in results announced by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, 15 more than the 75 percent necessary to gain election. The eight-time All-Star outfielder had fallen 44 votes short last year. “If you’re a Hall of Famer, eventually you’re going to get in no matter how long it takes,” Dawson said during a telephone conference call. “The wait isn’t a big factor in the scheme of things. You get frustrated when, you know, people continue to say, ‘Well, when do you think you’re going to get in?’ And you don’t really have the answer to that. “As I sit here, the only thing I can think of is that it was well worth the wait. I can’t really describe the elation that, you know, me and my family experienced when I got that call.” Dawson hit 438 homers with 1,591 RBIs in a career that spanned from 1976-96. Nicknamed “The Hawk,” he was voted NL Rookie of the Year in 1977 with Montreal and NL Most Valuable Player in 1987.

NBA ARENAS SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY BY NBA NEW YORK (AP) — Gilbert Arenas was suspended without pay Wednesday by NBA commissioner David Stern, who determined the player’s behavior made him “not currently fit to take the court.” A day after the Washington Wizards guard was photographed before a game in Philadelphia pointing his index fingers, as if they were guns, at his teammates, Stern warned the former All-Star that his conduct will “ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse.”

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Texas head coach Mack Brown speaks as the BCS Coaches’ Trophy is displayed nearby during a news conference Saturday in Anaheim, Calif., ahead of their BCS Championship NCAA college football game against Alabama.

Storied programs will play for title By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Nick Saban gave Mack Brown a cooler full of Alabama’s favorite, Dreamland Bar-B-Que. Brown presented Saban with a pair of genuine Texas spurs. A quaint gesture, and a great photo op. But the big prize — the one they really want — is that crystal trophy Brown and Saban posed with Wednesday, and it goes to the winner of the BCS national title game.

NFL BRADY WINS COMEBACK NFL PLAYER AWARD NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Terrific is back. Tom Brady has gone from record-setting MVP to injured superstar to The Associated Press 2009 NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Brady’s strong return from a left knee injury that sidelined him for all but the first quarter of the 2008 opener earned the Patriots quarterback the award Wednesday. One of football’s biggest stars, Brady has gone from NFL Most Valuable Player in 2007, when he set several passing records, to sidelined to earning his second league award.

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The undefeated Crimson Tide and Longhorns will each try to add another championship to their considerable pedigrees Thursday, a meeting that will pit All-American quarterback Colt McCoy of Texas against the player who beat him for the Heisman Trophy, running back Mark Ingram of Alabama. “When you start with 120 teams and it’s down to two, that’s about 12,000 players,” Brown said. “It’s a great honor for your players and your coaches to be in this game.” This is a matchup of two oldline programs from Southern

states — Roll Tide vs. Hook ’em Horns — where football, on many days, is bigger than life. Saban, in his third year in Tuscaloosa, is aiming to bring the first championship to Alabama since 1992, when Gene Stallings — a protege of the late, great Bear Bryant — roamed the sidelines. “We have a tremendous amount of respect for the tradition and the passion that our fans have,” Saban said.

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SANFORD — After nearly three weeks off, the Lee Christian Falcons are back. The Falcons haven’t played a basketball game since Dec. 17 when they blew out Berean Baptist 61-41. Since then, the team’s been practicing and focusing on getting plenty of rest as a tough Warcup January looms for them. Lee Christian (5-3, 1-1) will play nine NCCSA 3-A West Conference games in the month of January. So, the Falcons will have needed all the rest they can get. “We’re very well-rested,” said Lee Christian head coach Don Warcup. “I think we’re ready for a game. We need this rest, though, because we’ve got a tough stretch coming up. We’re getting tired of playing each other in practice. We want some real competition.” The Falcons will get just that when they travel to county rival Grace Christian on Friday night, which will start that ninegame conference stretch. Unlike the majority of the teams in their conference, the Falcons have only played eight games overall and just two games in the league. But in the standings, the Falcons are three games ahead of Grace for the fifth spot in the conference. The lack of games has made it hard for Warcup’s team to find its true identity. However, after this month, the Falcons should know just how

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Wolfpack pulls away in 2nd half By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

RALEIGH — Dennis Horner scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, and North Carolina State placed five scorers in double figures in an 87-70 victory against Holy Cross on Wednesday night. Tracy Smith had 19 points and Julius Mays added a season-high 15 for the slow-starting Wolfpack (11-4). They bounced back from their last-second overtime loss to Florida three nights earlier, shaking off a sluggish start with a 16-2 run early in the second half and pulling away late. Devin Brown scored 21 points to lead Holy Cross (3-12). The Crusaders hit nearly as many 3-pointers (10) as 2-pointers (11), but managed only one field goal during the opening 5 1/2 min-

utes of the second half, when this game was all but decided. Farnold Degand had 12 points and Scott Wood added 10 for the Wolfpack, who had five players crack double figures for just the second time this season. They avoided their third nonconference loss of the season at the RBC Center — where they’ve never lost more than two nonACC games since the building opened in 1999 — by taking the lead for good midway through the first half, then taking control shortly after the break. N.C. State came away with points on seven of nine trips, Javier Gonzalez scored five points during the run and freshman Josh Davis capped the burst with a dunk that made it 49-34 with 15 1/2 minutes left. Holy Cross didn’t get closer than seven the rest of the way.

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Holy Cross’ Andrew Beinert (22) runs into North Carolina State’s Dennis Horner (31), losing the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday in Raleigh.

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Thursday, Jan. 7 Boys Basketball Faith Christian at Grace Christian, 7:30 p.m. Swimming Tri-9 Conference Meet at N.C. State Cape Fear Valley Meet at Campbell University, 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 8 Boys Basketball Lee Christian at Grace Christian, 7:30 p.m. Lee County at FuquayVarina, 7:30 p.m. Southern Lee at Union Pines, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Southern Lee at Union Pines, 6 p.m. Fuquay-Varina at Lee County, 6 p.m. Lee Christian at Grace Christian, 5:45 p.m. Wrestling Lee County at Southern Lee, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 10 College Basketball Central Carolina at Southwest Virginia, 3 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 11 No games scheduled

Tuesday, Jan. 12 College Basketball Cape Fear at Central Carolina, 7 p.m. Boys Basketball Grace Christian at Gospel Light, 7:30 p.m. Lee Christian at Vandalia Christian, 7:30 p.m. Lee County at Apex, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Apex at Lee County, 7:30 p.m. Grace Christian at Gospel Light, 5:45 p.m. Lee Christian at Vandalia Christian, 5:45 p.m.

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SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Southern Lee needed a clutch performance in order to remain at the top of the Cape Fear Valley Conference standings. With four players in double figures, the Cavaliers got just that. The Cavaliers improved to 8-6 overall and 4-0 in the conference following a 71-57 victory over Overhills on Tuesday night in Sanford. The game was tight up until the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers held a 36-35 at halftime. After the third quarter, Southern Lee was up 50-48. In the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers outscored the Jaguars 21-9 to remain unbeaten in league play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m always pleased with a win,â&#x20AC;? said Southern Lee head coach Gaston Collins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still missing too many free throws. We missed about 13 or 14 free throws and we AP photo canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that every time and Wake Forest guard Ishmael Smith (10) drives past Xavier guard Terrell Holloway (52) during an NCAA basketball expect to win.â&#x20AC;? game in Winston-Salem recently. Southern Lee was led by Darius Gill, who had a team high 20 points. Josh Mellette recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Ace Chalmers added 11 points and LaQuan Thomas had 10 in the victory. Overhills was led by Brandon Brewingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game high 29 points. Larry Sumpter added 16. The Cavaliers will return to Gaudio said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learned ence mix. to a bigger lineup relegated By JOEDY McCREARY conference action on Friday AP Sports Writer to be a leader out there. Wake Forest appeared Smith to sixth-man duty night against Union Pines in He always practiced hard, headed for a dropoff when on the team that reached Cameron. Last season, the WINSTON-SALEM he always played hard, two NBA-bound underNo. 1 for the second time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wake Forest isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afraid to and sometimes it was just classmen left the team in school history. But when Vikings handed the Cavaliers their first and only loss in the put the ball â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and its seahim and the ball out there. that climbed to No. 1, but Teague and forward James conference. son â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in Ishmael Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learned to run Smith has kept the Demon Johnson turned pro early, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to come ready hands. the team, knows when we Deacons (11-2, 1-0) rolling Smith became a starter to play,â&#x20AC;? said Collins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Union The numbers might have the break (and) knows as the heart of the ACC again. suggest thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tricky when we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, knows when schedule arrives. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve The third-year captain is Pines is a veteran team thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a lot of leaders. They are proposition for a guard who to run a set. And I think bewon seven in a row â&#x20AC;&#x201D; their averaging a career-best 12.9 a very balanced team both sometimes struggles with cause of his practice habits longest winning streak points and nearly six assists, on the inside and outside. his jump shot and once had and how hard he works, he since last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school-reand his 2.1 assist-to-turnIt should be a tough battle trouble with turnovers. commands a respect from cord 16-0 start. over ratio is among the best for our guys. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be But after working his the other guys.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just age â&#x20AC;&#x201D; obviin the ACC. ready.â&#x20AC;? way back into the starting Smith might only be ously, as you get older, you â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I have learned is lineup, Smith is determined making roughly one-fourth learn different plays, which hard work, and I know the to justify the Demon Deaof his 3-pointers, and less oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smart, which oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coaches have stuck with consâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; faith in him by knock- than half of his free throws. not,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am truly me,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. He said his Yellow Jackets fall ing down the big shots and But the seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knack for blessed being here, but I family â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which includes to Panther Creek trying to lead them back timely scoring and his donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I want to stop former Wake Forest star Eric SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A big second into the NCAA tournament. push-the-tempo leadership here. I want to keep pushWilliams, his brother-in-law half lifted the Panther Creek â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learned to be a have kept Wake Forest in ing, keep working, because â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;helped me through this boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team to a 49point guard,â&#x20AC;? coach Dino the Atlantic Coast Conferit doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any easier.â&#x20AC;? walk, because it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been 44 victory over Lee County on It certainly hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been easy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually been tough Tuesday night. an easy route back into the with all the ups and downs The Yellow Jackets held a 17lineup for Smith, who was that you go through.â&#x20AC;? 15 lead over the Catamounts anointed the starting point He made his name as a at halftime. In the second half, guard the day he set foot in clutch shooter as a sophothe Catamounts outscored the Winston-Salem in 2006-07. more by hitting near-identi- Yellow Jackets 34-27 to win He came in as a speedy, cal crossover jumpers late their sixth game in the Tri-9 Conference. attack-the-basket slasher to beat Virginia Tech and The Yellow Jackets (3-11, 0-7) without much of a jumper Miami. And just days ago, were led by Darius Cameron whose flashes of brilliance his flurry of baskets helped and Dequan Swann, who each (186 assists) were tempered Wake Forest beat Xavier in by sometimes-questionable an emotional game named recorded 10 points apiece. Israel Williams added nine in decisions (112 turnovers). for the late coach who led the loss. He was thrust into a both schools. Isaiah Johnson led Panther leadership position that â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the clockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s runCreek with 18 points. Ray summer when coach Skip ning down and we need a Hubbard contributed with 11 in Prosser died of an apparbig shot, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take the win. ent heart attack, and his the shot,â&#x20AC;? teammate L.D. Lee County will travel to numbers tailed off when he Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Fuquay-Varina on Friday. The was joined in the backcourt matter if (guard C.J. Harris) Yellow Jackets will wrap up the by high-scoring freshman hit two. Doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter if first half of conference play and Jeff Teague. 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GREENSBORO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Grace Christian Crusaders ended 2009 with two straight wins, but they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start 2010 with one. The Crusaders fell to Vandalia 58-38 on Tuesday night ending their two-game winning streak. They fall to 2-15 overall and 1-4 in the NCCSA 3-A West Conference. The Crusaders were led by 18 points from Elijah Buie. Grace will host Faith Christian on Thursday. One of their two wins came at Faith Christian, so the Crusaders could earn their first season sweep of the Eagles. The last time the two met, the Crusaders won 34-32. Grace will also host crosstown rival Lee Christian on Friday night. Both games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.


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NFL BRIEFS Ryan says Jets should be favorites to win it all

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Newly hired Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan pauses during a news conference at Redskins Park on Wednesday in Ashburn, Va.

Redskins get their man ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — At the podium stood Mike Shanahan, who has a $35 million, five-year contract that gives him final authority over football decisions as head coach and executive vice president of the Washington Redskins. Seated at a nearby table was Bruce Allen, the first general manager Dan Snyder has hired in 11 years of owning the team. And nowhere on the stage was Snyder, who sat next to his wife Tanya as a member of the audience in the Redskins Park auditorium. It was the first time he hasn’t introduced a new coach, a powerful symbol of how the balance of

power has shifted within a proud franchise. “Dan Snyder has directed us to please get this team back to the levels where it’s been in the past,” Allen said. “And I believe he’s going to be our most supportive fan.” Shanahan made his formal debut Wednesday, one day after signing his contract and just two days after Jim Zorn was fired following a 4-12 season. The winner of two Super Bowls in the 1990s with the Denver Broncos spoke mainly in generalities with polish and confidence, far from the nervous and ragged performance given by rookie coach Zorn 23 months ago.

“It doesn’t happen overnight,” Shanahan said, “but we’re going to give it the best shot we have.” For most of his time as owner, Snyder has been a hands-on manager yielding a strong influence on roster decisions. But the Redskins are 82-99 on his watch, missing the playoffs in eight of 11 seasons, so three weeks ago he hired Allen and ousted longtime front office confidant Vinny Cerrato. Therefore, in less than a month, the Redskins have gone from an organization that revolved primarily around Snyder and his yes-man to one that includes two established decision-makers firmly in charge.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rex Ryan is feeling Super these days. The New York Jets’ confident coach thinks his team should not only be favored to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, but to win the Super Bowl. During his daily news conference Wednesday, Ryan was asked what his reaction was to being the team with the longest odds — currently at 50-1 — to win the championship. “I wasn’t aware of that,” he said, “but to me, we should be favorites, so that’s fine.” Ryan was then asked to clarify if he meant the Jets should be favored to beat the Bengals on Saturday in Cincinnati. “I mean in the whole tournament,” he said. “You know the way that I feel.” That’s right. The guy who mistakenly thought the Jets were eliminated from the playoff picture after losing to Atlanta three weeks ago believes New York can win it all. “I think we have the best defense, I know we do,” Ryan said. “I know we have the best rushing attack. Those are two huge factors in our favor. With a couple of exceptions on our staff, myself probably, I think we have a great coaching staff.” When told of Ryan’s statement, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine smiled. “Shocks me,” said Pettine, whom Ryan brought with him from Baltimore. “Like I’ve said before, that’s Rex being Rex.”

Coughlin fires Giants D-line coach

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike Waufle has been fired as the New York Giants defensive line coach.

Coach Tom Coughlin made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon, three days after the season ended and just two days after co-owner John Mara said that the play of the defensive line was one of the team’s biggest disappointments in an 8-8 season.

NFL tweaks instant replay rules

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has adjusted instant replay rules to allow reviews of time remaining for the last play of each half or an overtime period in the playoffs. The adjustment will be limited to situations in which time expired before, during or after a play that ends a half or overtime. Time can be put back on the clock or removed if replay shows an error was made. At the end of the first half, time will be restored only if a timing mistake takes away “a significant opportunity for the offensive team to score.” At the end of the second half, time will be restored if it is a one-score game (eight points or less) and the additional play would be a kickoff or a scrimmage play by the trailing team.

Police won’t charge Henry’s fiancee in death

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Police will not charge the fiancee of late Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry in connection with his death last month. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced Wednesday that there was no evidence that Loleini Tonga drove recklessly or with excessive speed last month when Henry came out of the back of her pickup truck on a curvy, residential road and suffered fatal injuries.

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Sports Standings

Final NFL Glance

NBA Conference Glance

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA x-New England 10 6 0 .625 427 285 y-N.Y. Jets 9 7 0 .563 348 236 Miami 7 9 0 .438 360 390 Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 258 326 South W L T Pct PF PA x-Indianapolis 14 2 0 .875 416 307 Houston 9 7 0 .563 388 333 Tennessee 8 8 0 .500 354 402 Jacksonville 7 9 0 .438 290 380 North W L T Pct PF PA x-Cincinnati 10 6 0 .625 305 291 y-Baltimore 9 7 0 .563 391 261 Pittsburgh 9 7 0 .563 368 324 Cleveland 5 11 0 .313 245 375 West W L T Pct PF PA x-San Diego 13 3 0 .813 454 320 Denver 8 8 0 .500 326 324 Oakland 5 11 0 .313 197 379 Kansas City 4 12 0 .250 294 424 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA x-Dallas 11 5 0 .688 361 250 y-Philadelphia 11 5 0 .688 429 337 N.Y. Giants 8 8 0 .500 402 427 Washington 4 12 0 .250 266 336 South W L T Pct PF PA x-New Orleans 13 3 0 .813 510 341 Atlanta 9 7 0 .563 363 325 Carolina 8 8 0 .500 315 308 Tampa Bay 3 13 0 .188 244 400 North W L T Pct PF PA x-Minnesota 12 4 0 .750 470 312 y-Green Bay 11 5 0 .688 461 297 Chicago 7 9 0 .438 327 375 Detroit 2 14 0 .125 262 494 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Arizona 10 6 0 .625 375 325 San Francisco 8 8 0 .500 330 281 Seattle 5 11 0 .313 280 390 St. Louis 1 15 0 .063 175 436

By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct d-Cleveland 27 9 .750 d-Boston 24 8 .750 d-Orlando 24 10 .706 Atlanta 21 12 .636 Miami 17 15 .531 Toronto 17 18 .486 Charlotte 15 18 .455 Milwaukee 14 18 .438 Chicago 14 19 .424 New York 14 20 .412 Washington 11 21 .344 Detroit 11 22 .333 Indiana 11 23 .324 Philadelphia 10 24 .294 New Jersey 3 31 .088 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct d-L.A. Lakers 28 6 .824 d-Dallas 24 11 .686 d-Denver 22 13 .629 Phoenix 22 13 .629 San Antonio 20 12 .625 Portland 22 15 .595 Houston 20 15 .571 Oklahoma City 19 15 .559 Utah 18 16 .529 Memphis 17 16 .515 New Orleans 16 16 .500 L.A. Clippers 15 18 .455 Sacramento 14 20 .412 Golden State 9 24 .273 Minnesota 7 28 .200

Sunday’s Games Chicago 37, Detroit 23 Pittsburgh 30, Miami 24 Houston 34, New England 27 Buffalo 30, Indianapolis 7 San Francisco 28, St. Louis 6 Atlanta 20, Tampa Bay 10 Carolina 23, New Orleans 10 Cleveland 23, Jacksonville 17 Minnesota 44, N.Y. Giants 7 Tennessee 17, Seattle 13 Dallas 24, Philadelphia 0 San Diego 23, Washington 20 Kansas City 44, Denver 24 Baltimore 21, Oakland 13 Green Bay 33, Arizona 7 N.Y. Jets 37, Cincinnati 0


NHL Conference Glance GB — 1 2 41⁄2 8 91⁄2 101⁄2 11 111⁄2 12 14 141⁄2 15 16 23

By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kansas (56) 13-0 1,614 1 2. Texas (8) 13-0 1,550 2 3. Kentucky (1) 15-0 1,489 3 4. Purdue 13-0 1,457 4 5. Duke 12-1 1,348 7 6. Villanova 12-1 1,279 8 7. Syracuse 13-1 1,173 5 8. West Virginia 11-1 1,147 6 9. North Carolina 11-3 1,098 9 10. Michigan St. 11-3 1,009 11 11. Kansas St. 13-1 996 12 12. Georgetown 11-1 911 13 13. Connecticut 10-3 760 10 14. Mississippi 11-2 699 16 15. New Mexico 14-1 667 19 16. Tennessee 10-2 649 14 17. Wisconsin 12-2 526 23 18. Florida St. 12-2 446 22 19. Gonzaga 11-3 351 — 20. Georgia Tech 11-2 203 — 21. Temple 11-3 173 18 22. Texas Tech 12-2 166 20 23. Pittsburgh 12-2 156 — 24. Washington 10-3 149 17 25. BYU 14-1 145 —

EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 41 30 10 1 61 122 89 Buffalo 41 26 11 4 56 112 93 Washington 42 25 11 6 56 149 118 Pittsburgh 44 27 16 1 55 138 118 Boston 42 22 13 7 51 111 99 Ottawa 43 22 17 4 48 123 129 N.Y. Rangers 42 20 17 5 45 111 117 Montreal 45 21 21 3 45 116 124 Atlanta 42 18 18 6 42 134 140 N.Y. Islanders 43 17 18 8 42 107 134 Tampa Bay 41 16 15 10 42 103 121 Philadelphia 41 19 19 3 41 117 118 Florida 43 17 19 7 41 125 138 Toronto 43 15 19 9 39 118 147 Carolina 41 11 23 7 29 102 146 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 43 30 10 3 63 141 91 San Jose 43 27 9 7 61 144 112 Phoenix 44 26 14 4 56 116 103 Calgary 42 25 12 5 55 117 99 Colorado 43 24 13 6 54 128 124 Vancouver 43 26 16 1 53 139 106 Los Angeles 43 25 15 3 53 130 122 Nashville 43 25 15 3 53 122 122 Detroit 42 21 15 6 48 109 108 Dallas 42 18 13 11 47 122 131 Minnesota 43 20 20 3 43 112 128 Anaheim 43 17 19 7 41 119 138 St. Louis 41 17 18 6 40 108 121 Columbus 44 15 20 9 39 115 150 Edmonton 43 16 22 5 37 119 143

GB — 41⁄2 61⁄2 61⁄2 7 71⁄2 81⁄2 9 10 101⁄2 11 121⁄2 14 181⁄2 211⁄2

——— Tuesday’s Games Indiana 97, Orlando 90 Washington 104, Philadelphia 97 Charlotte 113, Chicago 108 Milwaukee 98, New Jersey 76 Dallas 98, Detroit 93 Denver 123, Golden State 122 Memphis 109, Portland 105 Phoenix 113, Sacramento 109 L.A. Lakers 88, Houston 79 Wednesday’s Games New Jersey at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 7 p.m. Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 9 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Charlotte at New York, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m. New Jersey at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Miami at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland, 10 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30

x-clinched division y-clinched playoff spot ——— ———

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p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

Others receiving votes: Clemson 139, Texas A&M 86, Cincinnati 76, Florida 75, Baylor 73, Miami 70, Rhode Island 52, Southern Cal 46, Dayton 45, Ohio St. 42, Wake Forest 42, William & Mary 37, N. Iowa 35, UAB 29, Mississippi St. 26, Virginia Tech 20, Oklahoma St. 16, California 15, UNLV 12, Cornell 9, Butler 6, Va. Commonwealth 5, Oregon 4, Minnesota 3, Vanderbilt 1.

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Washington 4, Montreal 2 New Jersey 4, Dallas 0 Toronto 3, Florida 2 Boston 4, Ottawa 1 Pittsburgh 5, Atlanta 2 Calgary 3, Nashville 1 Chicago 4, Minnesota 1 Phoenix 5, Edmonton 4, OT Anaheim 4, Detroit 1 Vancouver 7, Columbus 3 Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Washington, 7 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Nashville, 8 p.m. Columbus at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Detroit at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Colorado at Carolina, 7 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Top 25 Fared By The Associated Press Tuesday 1. Kansas (13-0) did not play. Next: vs. Cornell, Wednesday. 2. Texas (14-0) beat Arkansas 96-85. Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday. 3. Kentucky (15-0) did not play. Next: vs. Georgia, Saturday. 4. Purdue (14-0) beat Minnesota 79-60. Next: at No. 17 Wisconsin, Saturday. 5. Duke (12-1) did not play. Next: vs. Iowa State, Wednesday. 6. Villanova (12-1) did not play. Next: vs. DePaul, Wednesday. 7. Syracuse (13-1) did not play. Next: vs. Memphis, Wednesday. 8. West Virginia (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. Rutgers, Wednesday. 9. North Carolina (11-4) did not play. Next: vs. Virginia Tech, Sunday. 10. Michigan State (11-3) did not play. Next: vs. No. 17 Wisconsin, Wednesday. 11. Kansas State (13-1) did not play. Next: at Missouri, Saturday. 12. Georgetown (11-1) did not play. Next: at Marquette, Wednesday. 13. Connecticut (10-3) did not play. Next: vs. Seton Hall, Wednesday. 14. Mississippi (12-2) beat UCF 84-56. Next: vs. Mississippi State, Saturday. 15. New Mexico (14-2) lost to San Diego State 74-64. Next: vs. UNLV, Saturday. 16. Tennessee (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. Charlotte, Wednesday. 17. Wisconsin (12-2) did not play. Next: at No. 10 Michigan State, Wednesday. 18. Florida State (13-2) did not play. Next: at Maryland, Sunday. 19. Gonzaga (11-3) did not play. Next: at Portland, Saturday. 20. Georgia Tech (11-3) lost to Georgia 7366. Next: at Virginia, Wednesday, Jan. 13. 21. Temple (11-3) did not play. Next: vs. Saint Joseph’s, Wednesday. 22. Texas Tech (12-2) did not play. Next: at Oklahoma State, Saturday. 23. Pittsburgh (13-2) did not play. Next: at No. 13 Connecticut, Wednesday, Jan. 13. 24. Washington (10-3) did not play. Next: at Arizona State, Friday. 25. BYU (14-1) did not play. Next: vs. UNLV, Wednesday.

College Football Bowl Glance FOOTBALL Bowl Glance By The Associated Press Saturday, Dec. 19 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Wyoming 35, Fresno State 28, 2OT St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl Rutgers 45, UCF 24 ——— Sunday, Dec. 20 New Orleans Bowl Middle Tennessee 42, Southern Miss. 32 ——— Tuesday, Dec. 22 Las Vegas Bowl BYU 44, Oregon State 20 ——— Wednesday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Utah 37, California 27 ——— Thursday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU 45, Nevada 10 ——— Saturday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Marshall 21, Ohio 17 Meineke Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Pittsburgh 19, North Carolina 17 Emerald Bowl At San Francisco Southern Cal 24, Boston College 13 ——— Sunday, Dec. 27 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Clemson 21, Kentucky 13 ——— Monday, Dec. 28

Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Georgia 44, Texas A&M 20 ——— Tuesday, Dec. 29 EagleBank Bowl At Washington UCLA 30, Temple 21 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin 20, Miami 14 ——— Wednesday, Dec. 30 Humanitarian Bowl At Boise, Idaho Idaho 43, Bowling Green 42 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Nebraska 33, Arizona 0 ——— Thursday, Dec. 31 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Air Force 47, Houston 20 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Oklahoma 31, Stanford 27 Texas Bowl At Houston Navy 35, Missouri 13 Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Iowa State 14, Minnesota 13 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia Tech 37, Tennessee 14 ——— Friday, Jan. 1 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Auburn 38, Northwestern 35, OT Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Penn State 19, LSU 17 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla.

Sports on TV

Thursday, Jan. 7

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8:37 p.m. ABC — BCS National Championship Game, Texas vs. Alabama, at Pasadena, Calif. GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Africa Open, first round,

Florida State 33, West Virginia 21 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Ohio State 26, Oregon 17 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Florida 51, Cincinnati 24 ——— Saturday, Jan. 2 International Bowl At Toronto South Florida 27, Northern Illinois 3 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Mississippi 21, Oklahoma State 7 Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Connecticut 20, South Carolina 7 Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Arkansas 20, East Carolina 17, OT Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas Tech 41, Michigan State 31 ——— Monday, Jan. 4 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Boise State 17, TCU 10 ——— Tuesday, Jan. 5 Orange Bowl At Miami Iowa 24, Georgia Tech 14 ——— Wednesday, Jan. 6 GMAC Bowl Mobile, Ala. Central Michigan (11-2) vs. Troy (9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Thursday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Alabama (13-0) vs. Texas (13-0), 8 p.m. (ABC)

NBA Leaders By The Associated Press Through Jan. 5 Scoring G FG Anthony, DEN 32 331 Bryant, LAL 34 377 James, CLE 36 363 Durant, OKC 34 330 Wade, MIA 32 292 Ellis, GOL 33 340 Nowitzki, DAL 34 304 Bosh, TOR 35 290 Roy, POR 36 294 Arenas, WAS 32 253 Johnson, ATL 33 276 Stoudemire, PHX 35 276 Gay, MEM 31 242 Randolph, MEM 33 272 Kaman, LAC 33 282 Evans, SAC 30 228 Duncan, SAN 30 240 Williams, UTA 32 228 Boozer, UTA 34 263 Jackson, CHA 33 229

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Campbell 3 0 1.000 8 4 .667 ETSU 3 0 1.000 7 7 .500 Belmont 3 1 .750 8 6 .571 Lipscomb 3 1 .750 6 7 .462 Mercer 2 2 .500 6 8 .429 Florida Gulf Coast 2 2 .500 5 8 .385 N. Florida 1 3 .250 6 8 .429 Kennesaw St. 1 3 .250 5 9 .357 Jacksonville 1 3 .250 4 8 .333 Stetson 1 3 .250 3 9 .250 S.C.-Upstate 1 3 .250 1 12 .077 ——— Monday’s Games ETSU 63, S.C.-Upstate 62 Jacksonville 91, Kennesaw St. 52 Mercer 84, North Florida 79 Belmont 85, Stetson 71 Lipscomb 89, Florida Gulf Coast 79 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled

at East London, South Africa (same-day tape) 3:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, SBS Championship, first round, at Kapalua, Hawaii MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Michigan at Penn St.

Rebounds G OFF DEF Howard, ORL 34 128 325 Noah, CHI 33 130 271 Wallace, CHA 32 69 310 Camby, LAC 32 94 275 Randolph, MEM33 155 224 Bosh, TOR 35 114 282 Lee, NYK 34 80 294 Boozer, UTA 34 72 289 Haywood, WAS 31 127 192 Duncan, SAN 30 88 219

Atlantic 10 Conference Conference All Games W L PCT W L Rhode Island 0 0 .000 12 1 Dayton 0 0 .000 11 3 Temple 0 0 .000 11 3 Charlotte 0 0 .000 10 3 George Washington 0 0 .000 10 3 Richmond 0 0 .000 11 4 Duquesne 0 0 .000 9 5 St. Louis 0 0 .000 9 5 Xavier, Ohio 0 0 .000 8 5 La Salle 0 0 .000 7 6 St. Bonaventure 0 0 .000 7 6 UMass 0 0 .000 6 7 St. Joseph’s 0 0 .000 4 8 Fordham 0 0 .000 2 10

PCT .923 .786 .786 .769 .769 .733 .643 .643 .615 .538 .538 .462 .333 .167

——— Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Rhode Island 68, Akron 63 Dayton 59, Ball St. 35 Wednesday’s Games Richmond at Duquesne, 7 p.m. Saint Joseph’s at Temple, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Tennessee, 7 p.m. George Washington at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m. Fordham at Massachusetts, 7:30 p.m.

Atlantic Coast Conference Conference All Games Duke Florida St. Wake Forest Boston College Virginia Tech North Carolina Maryland Virginia Miami Clemson Georgia Tech N.C. State

W 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

PCT 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

W 12 13 11 10 12 11 9 8 14 12 11 10

——— Monday’s Games Coll. of Charleston 82, North Carolina 79, OT Florida St. 94, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 54 Tuesday’s Games Boston College 89, N.J. Tech 32 Virginia 72, Texas-Pan American 53 Georgia 73, Georgia Tech 66 Wednesday’s Games Holy Cross at N.C. State, 7 p.m. Duke vs. Iowa St. at United Center, 9 p.m.

L 1 2 2 5 1 4 4 4 1 3 3 4

PTS AVG 961 30.0 1017 29.9 1039 28.9 967 28.4 845 26.4 853 25.8 845 24.9 831 23.7 826 22.9 722 22.6 710 21.5 728 20.8 642 20.7 672 20.4 671 20.3 610 20.3 601 20.0 625 19.5 655 19.3 634 19.2

FG Percentage FG FGA PCT Perkins, BOS 153 238 .643 Gasol, MEM 190 306 .621 Howard, ORL 184 303 .607 Horford, ATL 191 327 .584 Hilario, DEN 187 325 .575 Lee, NYK 264 461 .573 Stoudemire, PHX 276 483 .571 Landry, HOU 205 360 .569 Bynum, LAL 195 344 .567 Gasol, LAL 138 249 .554

College Basketball Standings

Atlantic Sun Conference

FT 272 223 253 261 233 156 213 245 189 153 105 176 134 125 107 139 121 131 129 131

Assists G AST Nash, PHX 35 393 Paul, NOR 24 251 Williams, UTA 32 312 Rondo, BOS 31 298 Kidd, DAL 35 309 B. Davis, LAC 33 259 James, CLE 36 279 Westbrook, OKC 34 Arenas, WAS 32 230 Duhon, NYK 34 220

TOT 453 401 379 369 379 396 374 361 319 307

AVG 13.3 12.2 11.8 11.5 11.5 11.3 11.0 10.6 10.3 10.2

AVG 11.2 10.5 9.8 9.6 8.8 7.8 7.8 247 7.3 7.2 6.5

NBA Boxscore PCT .923 .867 .846 .667 .923 .733 .692 .667 .933 .800 .786 .714

Late Tuesday Bobcats 113, Bulls 108 CHICAGO (108) Deng 7-17 4-5 18, Gibson 4-6 0-0 8, Noah 5-8 3-3 13, Rose 11-19 2-3 24, Hinrich 4-13 2-2 12, Thomas 2-5 2-6 6, Salmons 7-12 2-3 19, Miller 2-2 0-0 5, Johnson 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 43-84 15-22 108. CHARLOTTE (113) Wallace 10-16 10-11 32, Diaw 2-5 1-2 5, Mohammed 2-4 0-0 4, Felton 6-13 3-3 17, Jackson 10-21 5-7 25, Diop 0-0 0-0 0, Augustin 1-4 1-1 4, Brown 0-1 1-2 1, Murray 8-12 6-7 25, Graham 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-76 27-33 113. Chicago Charlotte

28 24 28 28 31 28 28 26

— 108 — 113

3-Point Goals—Chicago 7-16 (Salmons 3-6, Hinrich 2-6, Johnson 1-1, Miller 1-1, Rose 0-1, Deng 0-1), Charlotte 8-16 (Murray 3-5, Felton 2-2, Wallace 2-3, Augustin 1-2, Diaw 0-1, Jackson 0-3). Fouled Out—Gibson, Diaw. Rebounds—Chicago 50 (Deng 9), Charlotte 41 (Wallace 9). Assists—Chicago

27 (Rose 9), Charlotte 23 (Felton, Diaw 6). Total Fouls—Chicago 26, Charlotte 23. Technicals—Thomas, Chicago Bench. A—13,749 (19,077).

FOOTBALL Orange Bowl Boxscore No. 10 IOWA 24, No. 9 GEORGIA TECH 14 Iowa 14 0 3 7 — 24 Georgia Tech 7 0 0 7 — 14 First Quarter Iowa—McNutt 4 pass from Stanzi (Murray kick), 8:10. Iowa—Sandeman 21 pass from Stanzi (Murray kick), 4:04. GaT—Tarrant 40 interception return (Blair kick), :24. Third Quarter Iowa—FG Murray 33, 2:17. Fourth Quarter GaT—Allen 1 run (Blair kick), 12:30. Iowa—Wegher 32 run (Murray kick), 1:56. A—66,131. ——— Iowa GaT First downs 21 9 Rushes-yards 40-172 41-143 Passing 231 12 Comp-Att-Int 17-29-1 2-9-1 Return Yards 25 49 Punts-Avg. 4-36.0 7-49.1 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 4-25 9-68 Time of Possession 32:23 27:37 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Iowa, Wegher 16-113, Robinson 14-59, Stanzi 6-10, Morse 1-3, Team 2-(minus 5), Murray 1-(minus 8). Georgia Tech, Dwyer 14-49, Nesbitt 20-46, Peeples 3-27, Allen 3-21, Wright 1-0. PASSING—Iowa, Stanzi 17-29-1-231. Georgia Tech, Nesbitt 2-9-1-12. RECEIVING—Iowa, Moeaki 4-85, JohnsonKoulianos 4-63, Sandeman 4-53, McNutt 421, Stross 1-9. Georgia Tech, Dwyer 2-12.

NFL Comeback Player of the Year By The Associated Press The NFL Comeback Player of the Year as awarded by The Associated Press and selected by a nationwide media panel: 2009 — Tom Brady, QB, New England 2008 — Chad Pennington, QB, Miami 2007 — Greg Ellis, LB, Dallas 2006 — Chad Pennington, QB, New York Jets 2005 — Steve Smith, WR, Carolina; Tedy Bruschi, New England 2004 — Drew Brees, QB, San Diego 2003 — Jon Kitna, QB, Cincinnati 2002 — Tommy Maddox, QB, Pittsburgh 2001 — Garrison Hearst, RB, San Francisco 2000 — Joe Johnson, DE, New Orleans 1999 — Bryant Young, DT, San Francisco 1998 — Doug Flutie, QB, Buffalo

NFL Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 9 N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 4:30 p.m. (NBC) Philadelphia at Dallas, 8 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 10 Baltimore at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS) Green Bay at Arizona, 4:40 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 16 Philadelphia, Green Bay or Arizona at New Orleans, 4:30 p.m. (FOX) Baltimore, N.Y. Jets or Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 17 Dallas, Green Bay or Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX) New England, N.Y. Jets or Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 24 AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS) NFC, 6:40 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 31 At Miami AFC vs. NFC, 7:20 p.m. (ESPN) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7 At Miami NFC champion vs. AFC champion, 6:25 p.m. (CBS)

NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year By The Associated Press The National Football League’s Offensive Rookie of the Year named by The Associated Press and selected each year by a nationwide panel of sportwriters and broadcasters: 2009 — Percy Harvin, Minnesota, WR-KR 2008 — Matt Ryan, Atlanta, QB 2007 — Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, RB 2006 — Vince Young, Tennessee, QB 2005 — Carnell Williams, Tampa Bay, RB 2004 — Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh, QB 2003 — Anquan Boldin, Arizona, WR 2002 — Clinton Portis, Denver, RB 2001 — Anthony Thomas, Chicago, RB 2000 — Mike Anderson, Denver, RB 1999 — Edgerrin James, Indianapolis, RB 1998 — Randy Moss, Minnesota, WR 1997 — Warrick Dunn, Tampa Bay, RB 1996 — Eddie George, Houston, RB 1995 — Curtis Martin, New England, RB 1994 — Marshall Faulk, Indianapolis, RB 1993 — Jerome Bettis, L.A. Rams, RB 1992 — Carl Pickens, Cincinnati, WR 1991 — Leonard Russell, New England, RB 1990 — Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB 1989 — Barry Sanders, Detroit, RB 1988 — John Stephens, New England, RB 1987 — Troy Stradford, Miami, RB 1986 — Rueben Mayes, New Orleans, RB 1985 — Eddie Brown, Cincinnati, WR 1984 — Louis Lipps, Pittsburgh, WR 1983 — Eric Dickerson, L.A. Rams, RB 1982 — Marcus Allen, L.A. Raiders, RB 1981 — George Rogers, New Orleans, RB 1980 — Billy Sims, Detroit, RB 1979 — Ottis Anderson, St. Louis, RB 1978 — Earl Campbell, Houston, RB 1977 — Tony Dorsett, Dallas, RB 1976 — Sammy White, Minnesota, WR 1975 — Mike Thomas, Washington, RB 1974 — Don Woods, San Diego, RB 1973 — Chuck Foreman, Minnesota, RB 1972 — Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB 1971 — John Brockington, Green Bay, RB 1970 — Duane Thomas, Dallas, RB 1969 — Calvin Hill, Dallas, RB 1968 — Earl McCullouch, Detroit, WR 1967 — Mel Farr, Detroit, RB 1966 — Johnny Roland, St. Louis, RB 1965 — Gale Sayers, Chicago, RB 1964 — Charley Taylor, Washington, WR 1963 — Paul Flatley, Minnesota, WR 1962 — Ron Bull, Chicago, RB 1961 — Mike Ditka, Chicago, TE 1960 — Gail Cogdill, Detroit, WR 1959 — Nick Pietrosante, Detroit, RB 1958 — Jimmy Orr, Pittsburgh, WR 1957 — Jim Brown, Cleveland, RB

BASEBALL 2010 Hall of Fame Voting By The Associated Press 539 votes cast, 405 needed x-Andre Dawson 420 (77.9%), Bert Blyleven 400 (74.2%), Roberto Alomar 397 (73.7%), Jack Morris 282 (52.3%), Barry Larkin 278 (51.6%), Lee Smith 255 (47.3%), Edgar Martinez 195 (36.2%), Tim Raines 164 (30.4%), Mark McGwire 128 (23.7%), Alan Trammell 121 (22.4%), Fred McGriff 116 (21.5%), Don Mattingly 87 (16.1%), Dave Parker 82 (15.2%), Dale Murphy 63 (11.7%), Harold Baines 33 (6.1%). By receiving fewer than 27 votes (less than 5 percent), Andres Galarraga 22 (4.1%), Robin Ventura 7 (1.3%), Ellis Burks 2 (0.4%), Eric Karros 2 (0.4%), Kevin Appier 1 (0.2%), Pat Hentgen 1 (0.2%), David Segui 1 (0.2%), Mike Jackson 0, Ray Lankford 0, Shane Reynolds 0, Todd Zeile 0 are no longer eligible for election by the BBWAA.


Hall of Fame-Multiple Ballots Player Grover Cleveland Alexander Luis Aparicio Luke Appling Yogi Berra Lou Boudreau Roy Campanella Gary Carter Mickey Cochrane Eddie Collins Joe Cronin Andre Dawson Dizzy Dean Bill Dickey Joe DiMaggio Don Drysdale Rollie Fingers Carlton Fisk Whitey Ford Jimmie Foxx Frankie Frisch Charlie Gehringer Goose Gossage Hank Greenberg Lefty Grove Gabby Hartnett Harry Heilmann Rogers Hornsby Carl Hubbell Catfish Hunter Ferguson Jenkins Willie Keeler Harmon Killebrew Ralph Kiner Nap Lajoie Bob Lemon Ted Lyons Rabbit Maranville Juan Marichal Eddie Mathews Joe Medwick Phil Niekro Mel Ott Herb Pennock Tony Perez Gaylord Perry Jim Rice Robin Roberts Red Ruffing Ryne Sandberg Al Simmons George Sisler Duke Snider Tris Speaker Bruce Sutter Don Sutton Bill Terry Pie Traynor Dazzy Vance Paul Waner Hoyt Wilhelm Billy Williams Early Wynn Cy Young

Year 1938 1984 1964 1972 1970 1969 2003 1947 1939 1956 2010 1953 1954 1955 1984 1992 2000 1974 1951 1947 1949 2008 1956 1947 1955 1952 1942 1947 1987 1991 1939 1984 1975 1937 1976 1955 1954 1983 1978 1968 1997 1951 1948 2000 1991 2009 1976 1967 2005 1953 1939 1980 1937 2006 1998 1954 1948 1955 1952 1985 1987 1972 1937

Ballots 3 6 8 2 12 7 6 7 4 11 9 12 11 3 10 2 2 2 8 7 8 9 10 5 13 13 5 4 3 3 4 4 15 2 14 11 16 3 5 11 5 4 9 9 3 15 4 18 3 10 4 11 2 13 5 15 9 17 7 8 6 4 2


BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Promoted Mike Reinold to trainer and assistant director of medical services, Greg Barajas to assistant trainer, Amiel Sawdaye to director of amateur scouting, David Finley to special assistant to the general manager, Mark Wasinger to special assignment scout, Mike Rikard to national crosschecker, Dan Madsen to West Coast crosschecker, Mike Cather to major league advance scout, Ben Crockett to assistant director for player development, Gary DiSarcina to infield coordinator, Chad Epperson to catching coordinator and Jared Porter to assistant director for professional scouting. Named Mitsugi Ito massage therapist, Tom Battista Southern California area scout, Pat Portugal Northwest area scout, Sam Ray Ohio Valley area scout, Demond Smith Northern California area scout, Jared Banner assistant for amateur scouting, Alex Ochoa special assistant for baseball operations, Steve Langone advance scouting coordinator, Ethan Faggett assistant director for Florida baseball operations and David Howard field coordinator. MINNESOTA TWINS—Agreed to terms with RHP Clay Condrey on a one-year contract. Released RHP Bobby Keppel who signed with Hokkaido (Pacific League-Japan). NEW YORK YANKEES—Named Carlos Mendoza first-base coach of Charleston (SAL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Named Steve Scarsone manager and Nathan Brooks trainer of Stockton (Cal) and Aaron Nieckula manager and Brian Thorson trainer of Kane County (MWL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Named Jim Misudek media relations coordinator. COLORADO ROCKIES—Named Joey Eischen pitching coach of Tri-City (NWL), Doug Linton pitching coach of Colorado Springs (PCL) and Darryl Scott pitching coach of Modesto (Cal). HOUSTON ASTR0S—Named Travis Driskill pitching coach of Corpus Christi (Texas), Rick Aponte pitching coach of Lexington (SAL) and Jay Edmiston director of Florida operations. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Capps on a one-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Suspended Washington G Gilbert Arenas indefinitely. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS—Waived G Coby Karl. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS—Waived F Shavlik Randolph. FOOTBALL National Football League NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Placed WR Wes Welker on injured reserve. Signed LB Thomas Williams from the practice squad. Signed WR Nick Moore and WR Robert Ortiz to the practice squad. Placed WR Darnell Jenkins on the practice squad-injured list. NEW YORK GIANTS—Fired defensive line coach Mike Waufle. Signed DB Courtney Brown, FB Jerome Johnson and PK Sam Swank. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed P Jon Ryan to a multiyear contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Named Mike Shanahan coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Reassigned C MacGregor Sharp to San Antonio (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS—Placed D Randy Jones on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 16. Recalled D Alec Martinez from Manchester (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD—Recalled LW Robbie Earl from Houston (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled F Ben Guite from Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Sent D Matt Corrente and RW Vladimir Zharkov to Lowell (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Assigned D Alex Pietrangelo to Niagara (OHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Signed C Dave Steckel to a three-year contract and D Tyler Sloan to a two-year contract extension. Assigned D Karl Alzner to Hershey (AHL). OLYMPICS USOC—Named Scott Blackmun chief executive officer. SOCCER Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED—Named Ben Olsen, Kris Kelderman and Mark Simpson assistant coaches. FC DALLAS—Signed D Aziz Ansah. COLLEGE ARKANSAS—Named Steve Caldwell defensive ends coach and Kris Cinkovich wide receivers coach. KENTUCKY—Named Joker Phillips football coach. RUTGERS—Named George McDonald wide receivers coach. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS—Named John Steger linebackers coach and special teams coordinator. SYRACUSE—Named Jimmy Brumbaugh defensive line coach and Ian McIntyre men’s soccer coach. TEXAS-TYLER—Named Joanna Rathbun women’s volleyball coach. UCLA—Announced DT Brian Price will enter the NFL draft. UNC GREENSBORO—Announced the retirement of men’s soccer coach Michael Parker, effective June 30.

Sports HOCKEY Carolina grants Staal leave of absence RALEIGH (AP) — Eric Staal is taking a leave of absence from the Carolina Hurricanes because of a death in his family. The Hurricanes said Wednesday that they granted the All-Star forward a leave a day after his wife’s sister died of cancer at age 26. General manager Jim Rutherford says the team’s thoughts and prayers are with Staal and his family. Staal shares the team’s scoring lead with Ray Whitney with 27 points, and has a team-best 19 assists.

Chris Chelios arrested on DUI WESTMONT, Ill. (AP) — Former NHL defenseman Chris Chelios was arrested last month and charged with drunken driving and speeding in suburban Chicago. Westmont police say the 47-year-old Chelios, who now plays for the Chicago Wolves minor league club, was driving alone in his pickup truck when he was pulled over shortly after 4 a.m. on Dec. 28 for speeding and improper lane usage. He was arrested on a drunken driving charge and taken into custody. Chelios posted bond and was released pending a Feb. 1 court appearance.

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good of a team they really are. “It’s been hard not having many games so far,” said Warcup. “The hardest part is the fact that I still don’t know what we’re capable of. We’ve gone through stretches where we’ve played one game per week for two weeks. It’s been difficult for us to get into any form of rhythm.” Friday’s game also starts a three-game road stretch for the Falcons. Following their short trip to Grace, the Falcons will travel to Vandalia Christian on Tuesday and will close next week with a game at Alamance. Warcup is a little worried about his team being rusty following the long layover. “I’m worried that the guys are going to come out and be a little anxious and start making mistakes in the beginning,” said Warcup. “We’re just going to have to wait and see how the team handles itself.” Over the holiday break, the Falcons spent the majority of their practices working on defense. With a small team that has no one over 6-foot-2, they’ve focused on the importance of rebounding and boxing out. “With us being a small team, getting rebounds is important,” said Warcup. “We’ve been working on boxing out to get those rebounds. We’ve struggled defensively and we need to pick it up.” During the blowout of Berean Baptist, the Falcons were led by 22 points from Jon Lineberry. The senior was 6-of-6 from long range and is averaging 15.3 points per game. Classmate

The Sanford Herald / Thursday, January 7, 2010 / 5B


Questions for a new season start with Tiger By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

KAPALUA, Hawaii — The first day of the new PGA Tour season brought a Tiger Woods sighting. “Right there, through those trees,” a caddie said jokingly, pointing into the distance toward the Pacific Ocean, where a white yacht was cruising along the Maui coastline below Kapalua. “He’s on his boat.” For a guy who hasn’t been seen in more than six weeks, Woods seems to be everywhere. And while he isn’t at the season-opening SBS Championship, his presence looms larger than ever. Woods hasn’t played this tournament since 2005, so his absence is not unusual. Last season began with a similar question — when would he return — only that was from knee surgery, and it was a matter of time. He is gone from golf now because of a shocking sex scandal that led him to take an “indefinite break” while he tries to save his marriage. Indefinite could mean anything from two months to all year. In the meantime, the PGA Tour faces a pivotal year in renewing title sponsorships and laying the groundwork for negotiations on a new television contract. The Americans have a Ryder Cup to defend in October. The major championship rotation features three of the most famous datelines in golf — Augusta, Pebble Beach and St. Andrews. Every season contains questions, yet every answer winds its way back to one player. Pat Perez was asked for his list of questions about 2010 on the PGA Tour, and he wasted no time rattling off two of them. “When is Tiger coming back?” he said. “And where the hell is he?” That’s a good place to start on a few questions for the new season: 1. When will Woods appear? Considering that a healthy Woods has started every season at

Lee Christian Record: 5-3 overall, 11- NCCSA West Conference Upcoming schedule: Friday at Grace Tuesday at Vandalia Jan. 15 at Alamance Key Players: Robert Sandidge 18.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg; Jon Lineberry 15.3 ppg, 8.5 apg; Dalton Thornton 12.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg.

Robert Sandidge had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds to help lead the Falcons to their fifth win overall. Sandidge leads the team in scoring with 18.6 per game. With teams starting to clamp down defensively by double teaming either Lineberry or Sandidge, Warcup has been relying on another senior to take some of the load off their two scoring leaders. Dalton Thornton had eight points and 12 rebounds in the win

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In this Nov. 15, 2009, file photo, Tiger Woods of the United States, hits a shot on the 18th in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 during the Australian Masters golf tournament at Kingston Heath. Torrey Pines since 2006, the “indefinite break” really doesn’t start until he doesn’t show up at the San Diego Open. Woods had planned on playing the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this year, especially since Poppy Hills was replaced in the course rotation by Monterey Peninsula, the field was reduced from 180 to 156 players, the U.S. Open is returning to Pebble Beach in June and Woods carried the AT&T logo on his golf bag. That was before AT&T ended its endorsement deal with him, and it was agreed that Woods no longer would be the host of the AT&T National this summer outside Philadelphia, a tournament that benefits his foundation. Accenture dropped him too, making it unlikely he would return to the Match Play Championship toward the end of February. Woods returned from his knee surgery at Match Play, and his relationship with Accenture played a part in that. Speculation has shifted to the Florida swing — either Doral or Bay Hill, as a tuneup for the Masters. But that assumes he will play in the Masters. Would he really skip

over Berean. He’s helped the Falcons out and has become a third offensive threat by averaging 12.6 points and 9.5 boards. “Dalton’s been huge for us,” said Warcup. “Especially lately with teams starting to key in on Jon and Robert. When those guys are being doubled, we need him to pick up the slack and so far he’s done a good job of doing that.” Despite being behind the rest of the conference as far as games played is concerned, Warcup remains high on his Falcons. He still feels that they can finish in at least fourth place in the conference standings at season’s end. “We feel like we can play with anyone,” said Warcup. “We haven’t been blown out yet in any of our losses. I think the hardest thing is getting the kids to believe in themselves. It’s a matter of the kids having confidence.” Maybe, with some big wins in a busy month of January, the Falcons can start believing.

Augusta National? Maybe. Could he possibly skip majors at Pebble and St. Andrews? Could he return to Torrey Pines — next year? To borrow a slogan from the PGA Tour, anything is possible. 2. Can the Americans win another Ryder Cup? Tom Watson, who turned 60 in September, is No. 6 in the Ryder Cup standings going into the year. That’s because points in a non-Ryder Cup year only are awarded at the majors. David Duval is No. 8. The Americans are defending champions for the first time in eight years, and U.S. captain Corey Pavin has extra large shoes to fill after the job Paul Azinger did in 2008 at Valhalla. Europe is led by Colin Montgomerie, who believes the Ryder Cup is bigger than majors and can only hope he gets a better outcome. It will be played the first weekend in October in Wales, and past captain Nick Faldo wasn’t kidding when he reminded everyone at closing ceremonies in 2008 to bring the rain gear. The big question: Will the Americans bring the No. 1 player? Woods has tolerated the Ryder Cup more than he has enjoyed it.

Even if he has returned to competition, his family crisis might be a good excuse for him to sit this one out. Besides, the Americans did just fine without him last time. 3. What will Phil do next? The way Phil Mickelson ended last year, he appeared poised to make a run at several milestones — winning a money title, PGA Tour player of the year and reaching No. 1 in the world, none of which he has ever achieved in an otherwise stellar career. His wife continues her recovery from breast cancer, which has allayed fears at home, and Mickelson regained his putting touch with the help of Dave Stockton. And with Woods out of the picture indefinitely (whatever that means), it would seem the stars are aligned. Strangely, though, Mickelson is one of the few players who thrives on competition with Woods. He did next to nothing the tail end of 2008 when Woods was out with knee surgery, and didn’t win on the PGA Tour until the week Woods announced his return. He won Doral with Woods in the field, outplayed him in their final round pairing at the Masters, outplayed him at the U.S. Open, then ended the year by beating him in consecutive tournaments at the Tour Championship and in Shanghai. 4. Is the worst of the golf economy over? PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem already faced a big year trying to find title sponsors for San Diego, Hilton Head and Palm Springs, along with renewals at crucial venues such as Doral. Throw in the Woods scandal and it doesn’t get any easier. “It will be an interesting year for us with the economy and the hit we’re taking with our image,” said British Open champion Stewart Cink, a member of the tour’s policy board. “We’ll have to see how that plays out.”

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6B / Thursday, January 7, 2010 / The Sanford Herald COLLEGE BRIEFS Ratings for 3 BCS bowls hold steady NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Television ratings for the three BCS bowls on Fox stayed the same as last year. The Sugar, Fiesta and Orange bowls averaged a 7.9 rating and 13 share. Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24-14 win over Georgia Tech in Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Orange Bowl earned a 6.8/11, up 26 percent from the record low for Cincinnati-Virginia Tech last season. The Fiesta Bowl between teams from non-BCS conferences held its own: Boise Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17-10 win over TCU on Monday drew an 8.2/13. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the fifth-highest rating among the 12 non-championship BCS games that Fox has aired, but down 21 percent from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Texas-Ohio State game. Ratings represent the percentage of all households with televisions tuned into a program, and shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time.

Hernandez leaving Florida early for NFL draft GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Florida All-American tight end Aaron Hernandez is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft. Hernandez made his announcement Wednesday. He is the second Florida underclassman to make the jump to the NFL, joining cornerback Joe Haden. Several more could join them, including defensive end Carlos Dunlap and offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey. Hernandez had a team-high 68 receptions for 850 yards and five touchdowns this season. He became the first Southeastern Conference player to win the Mackey

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Award, given annually to the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top tight end. Hernandez finished his career with 111 catches for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Phillips introduced as UK football coach LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joker Phillips took the reins Wednesday as Kentuckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new head football coach and choked up when he spoke about his mentor, Rich Brooks. Phillips held his first news conference as coach at a conference room in Commonwealth Stadium two days after Brooks used the same venue to announce he was stepping down after seven years on the job. Brooks attended his successorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s news conference. Phillips is a graduate of Kentucky and has held various roles under Brooks, most recently offensive head coach. He also worked as an assistant at Cincinnati, Minnesota, Notre Dame and South Carolina. Two years ago, he was named coach in waiting to take over when Brooks eventually retired. Phillips called his predecessor a â&#x20AC;&#x153;true championâ&#x20AC;? while fighting back tears.

UCLA DT Price to skip senior season for NFL draft LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The Pac-10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defensive player of the year announced his expected decision Wednesday after consulting with his father, coach Rick Neuheisel and NFL experts who believe he could be a first-round pick.

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Boise State running back Doug Martin (22) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown as TCU safety Alex Ibiloye (9) defends during the fourth quarter of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game Monday in Glendale, Ariz.

Unbeaten Boise St. left out â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for now NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The second 14-0 team in modern college football history is back in Idaho, ready to watch Texas and Alabama play for the national title. In the BCS universe, the Boise State Broncos might as well be on Mars. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not in the Rose Bowl on Thursday night, forget about the national championship. But while the Broncos were left out of the mix this time, they might not be all that far from a shot at the national title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing happens overnight,â&#x20AC;? Boise State coach Chris Petersen said after the Broncos wrapped

up their perfect season Monday with a 17-10 Fiesta Bowl victory over Texas Christian. Indeed, it could happen within the confines of the oft-vilified BCS, even as congressmen call for change and playoff advocates launch a televised ad campaign. The Broncos return 21 of 22 starters next season. And with Virginia Tech and Oregon State on their schedule, the Broncos will have a chance to parry any strength-of-schedule questions presented by the feeble Western Athletic Conference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we could beat the teams on our schedule, we

would jump dramatically,â&#x20AC;? Petersen said. Playoff advocates argue that the Broncos shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to wait to play for No. 1. Their resume, which includes a win over Pac-10 champion Oregon, is as spotless as those sported by top-ranked Alabama and No. 2 Texas. But not even the Broncos were demanding a shot at the championship after they beat TCU with a workmanlike, somewhat uninspiring, performance. Asked if he thought Boise State should be No. 1, Broncos tight end Kyle Efaw replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Probably not. But I mean, maybe next year.â&#x20AC;? Maybe.


loose than his counterpart during his portion of a coaches news conference sandwiched around the photo session. He described growing up in a small town in Tennessee and being as big a Bryant fan as anyone. Now, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Texas. Once derisively known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach Februaryâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the guy who could recruit all the talent in February but never cash in on it come January â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brown has won seven of his last eight bowl games, led the Longhorns (13-0) to one national title and can easily be mentioned in the same breath as their legendary coach, Darrell Royal. Royal, 85, and the Bear, who died in 1983, were good friends â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in fact, Royal showed Bryant how to run the wishbone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; though the two rarely met on oppo-

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site sidelines. Texas is 7-0-1 all-time against Alabama, with the last meeting a 1412 win in the 1982 Cotton Bowl, five years after Royal had retired with 184 wins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach Royal is still alive and has things named after him,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Coach Bryant still walks the halls at Tuscaloosa, and he has things named after him. But everyone that sees that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and sees the Longhorn knows the programs, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what makes this game so special.â&#x20AC;? Brown continued with a theme heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been building on all month â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that the two best teams are meeting at the Rose Bowl and a true national champion will come out of the game. It was a legitimate debate five weeks ago when the BCS pairings came out and there were five undefeated teams â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alabama, Texas, Cincinnati, TCU and Boise State. Since then, Cincinnati got blown out 51-24 by Florida in the Sugar Bowl and TCU lost 17-10 to Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl. It leaves the Broncos in Idaho as the only team with an argument â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one they undoubtedly will not win. Alabama (13-0) comes into the game as a 3 1/2point favorite, in part because the Tide was so much more impressive than Texas in its last game. Led by Ingram on offense and a stifling defense anchored by 350-pound defensive lineman Terrence Cody, the Tide shut down Tim Tebow of Florida in a 32-13 crushing of the Gators in the Southeastern Conference title game. Texas, meanwhile, beat Nebraska 13-12 in the Big 12 championship game, and only after officials put 1 second back on the clock following a pass McCoy threw out of bounds. That allowed Hunter Lawrence to kick the winning field goal, even though McCoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sloppy game management at the end nearly cost Texas a chance to win it all.

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All About Blood OurCirculation Blood! Maze

Blood is the fluid that all creatures need in order to sustain life. It is impossible to live without it. Blood travels to every cell in the body through the circulatory system, and it is respon- The human circulatory system is much like a maze, with our blood running sible for many vital functions, such as delivering oxygen, tak- through it to deliver food and oxygen to all parts of our bodies, while taking ing carbon dioxide away, feeding different parts of our bodies away carbon dioxide and waste at the same time. Complete the maze below. with the nutrients we get from our food, and helping to heal our wounds when we are injured. Each person has roughly five a half liters of blood in their body. Blood is comprised of water, red cells, white cells, platelets, and plasma. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying the oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the body, while the white blood cells are the ones that fight off foreign invaders, such as bacteria and viruses when we are sick. Platelets are responsible for clotting our wounds and creating a scab when injuries occur. Plasma is what is left over in the blood, such as water and the nutrients and minerals moving around from cell to cell in the body. Human blood is referred to as ABO or ABO Blood Group. There are four distinct types found in humans: A, B, AB, and O. The difference in types of blood is found in the red blood cells; some cells possess an antigen, or protein, on the surface. In case of emergencies, doctors can give patients blood donated by other people to victims in need, as long as they are compatible. People with blood type O are called universal donors. Their blood can be given to anyone, since there are no antibodies against other blood types found in their blood, but they can only receive O in return. People with AB blood are called universal recipients, as they can take any other blood type. Types A and B must receive their exact type, or type O. The Rh factor refers to whether a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood is designated as positive or negative. Again, this is determined by the presence or absence of an antigen, or protein. People with Rh positive blood can receive donations from those without it, but not vice versa. January is National Blood Donor Awareness Month. Talk to your parents and ask them if they donate blood. In most states, you must be 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds in order to donate. Remember that giving blood saves lives!

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Wide variety of cultures use many ways to count the days DEAR ABBY: I enjoyed the column you published Nov. 26 with letters from readers about 13-1313, and I’m not the least astonished that many of them didn’t get the humor. You failed to point out that several calendars actually DO have 13 months, among them the Muslim and Chinese calendars, each of which are lunar-solar calendars. Thus, 13-13-13 could be possible. My personal preference would be for 12 months of 30 days with a midsummer two-day break and a midwinter two- or threeday break. It may not be practical, but it would be fun. — JOHN S., CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.

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Happy Birthday: You may want to make changes but your instincts will tell you to sit still a while longer. This is a great year to go over your plans, discuss options and do research with those who depend on you. You need everyone on board if you are going to make drastic alterations to your lifestyle in a couple of years. Prepare now. Your numbers are 4, 10, 16, 24, 31, 27, 43 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Associate with people who are already moving in the same direction as you. Your intuition should be telling you what’s best but, if you don’t follow it, you are likely to give in to someone trying to take advantage of you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Letting your emotions take over will lead to trouble. You have to say no to anyone depending on you unrealistically or taking advantage of your kindness or generosity. A trip or social activity will do you good. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Rely on your versatility, knowledge and experience to get ahead and make the right choices. Don’t spend on anything or anyone that will not bring you a profit in the future. Be smart with your money and any deals you plan to negotiate. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll be plagued with requests that are not easy to honor. You have to be a little standoffish if you want to avoid constant pressure. Burdens, demands and greater responsibility will hold you back -- hand them to someone else. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A real estate deal or making changes that will make your life simpler should be in the works. Avoid any trouble with peers or colleagues. Protect your assets and avoid taking on someone else’s liabilities.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Follow your own path and make the most of what you have and what you can do. As long as you call the shots, you will have no regrets. A get-together will lead to an interesting pastime and a new friendship. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): It’s all in the way you handle others. Don’t make waves at home or with loved ones. Concentrate on touching base with people who share your interests. Your uniqueness will attract positive attention. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Someone will be all too happy to run with your ideas and make a profit at your expense. Anxiety will hold you back but fact-finding and research will keep you in the game and give you greater potential to get ahead. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t worry about the popular vote -you only have to impress the person who makes the decisions. Old habits die hard, so use whatever discipline you can to get rid of whatever is holding you back. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t give in under pressure. If someone wants you to do something or to give up something, say no. Don’t let your emotions get the better of you. Be strong. Don’t travel about; let others come to you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): The things you need to do in order to get caught up must be organized and put behind you. An emotional matter may cost you if you don’t handle it correctly. Don’t let a secret matter cause you grief. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Taking on a burden that doesn’t belong to you is senseless and will cause problems with someone you care for. Deal with what’s being asked of you so that you can fully enjoy the company of someone you feel will play an important role in your future.

DEAR JOHN: Thank you for the “timely” information and moral support. I confess that when I wrote my reply to the original letter, which appeared Sept. 4, it did not occur to me to check any calendar other than the one on my desk. Read on: DEAR ABBY: Your 13th month column was hilarious. It made people think. However, Orthodox Jews must be writing you by the thousands over your 13-13-13 “mistake.” The ancient Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar in which a 13th month occurs every few years. Even secularists can count 13 new moons every 365-day year. This is why new moons are never at the same time of the “month,” and why Jewish holidays never fall on

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the same day of the week. — RICHARD IN PALM DESERT, CALIF. DEAR ABBY: There have been many calendars adopted throughout the ages as a way of measuring time, whether using the Gregorian currently used by Western civilization or by the lunar or solar means. Among them: the Mayan, Aztec, Babylonian, Zoroastrian, Hopi, Hindu, Egyptian, Roman and the Baha’i. Let us all celebrate in diverse and creative ways with love, compassion and encouragement. — CAROL IN POST FALLS, IDAHO DEAR ABBY: I was glad to see you embrace the intelligent idea that we will return to using the 13-month calendar by the year 2013. The insanity promoted by the ego-driven Gregorian calendar contributes much to the materialistic consumerism madness that

pollutes our world. Until we return our focus to the organic, cyclical nature of time we will not truly begin the healing of Mother Gaia to the extent we are able. Bringing mankind’s consciousness back to a natural order of time will do much to heal the insanity that causes us to think we are superior to nature and the natural order of all things. — A.J. IN YREKA, CALIF. DEAR ABBY: I’ll bet most of your readers would be surprised to learn that there are some places in the world that DO have 13 months. Ethiopia’s tourism motto is: “13 Months of Sunshine.” Each month has 30 days, leaving five days (six during leap year) for the 13th month of Pagome. Their calendar is also about seven years behind ours. So, while you still can’t celebrate 13-13-13 — even in Ethiopia — you CAN claim to be seven years younger. — ETHIOPIAN AT HEART, ST. JOSEPH, MICH. DEAR ABBY: Thought you might be interested to know that George Eastman, founder of Kodak, established a company-wide calendar based on 13 months, each with four weeks — plus a New Year’s Day. So in 1913, there WAS a 13-13-13. And if it had been on a Friday, then every month of that year would have had a Friday the 13th, too. — LEONARD M., ROCHESTER, N.Y.

ODDS AND ENDS Father’s alleged assault plan foiled by own kids EVANS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man accused in a weekend break-in was nabbed when police say he ran into some unexpected guests — his own kids. Police say 33-year-old Raul GaucinValenzuela (gow-SEEN’ val-ehn-ZWAY’lah) accompanied a friend Saturday to break into the home of a friend’s ex-wife and beat up her new boyfriend. But the plan was foiled when the men ran into Gaucin-Valenzuela’s children, ages 8 and 11. Police say he didn’t realize the woman who lived there was baby-sitting his children. The kids recognized their dad, even though his face was covered by a bandanna. No one was hurt in the break-in.

Think-off question for ’10: Must rich help poor? NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota group has released its annual philosophy question that will lead to one entrant being named “America’s Greatest Thinker for 2010.” This year’s debate question is, “Do the wealthy have an obligation to help the poor?” The 2010 Great American Think-Off is an amateur philosophy contest organized by the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center in Minnesota. The nonprofit has been organizing the contest for 18 years. Anyone can enter free by submitting an essay of 750 words or fewer. Four finalists will debate the question in New York Mills on June 12 before a live audience.


MY ANSWER 15 Chihuahuas to fly from SF to NY to find homes SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a dozen Chihuahuas from San Francisco are flying in style to new homes in New York. The 15 animals are flying in the main cabin of Virgin America flights scheduled to leave from San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday morning. Officials from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will meet the animals at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and help find them homes. San Francisco animal control officials say Chihuahuas are in abundance at California animal shelters, but they’re in demand in other states like New York.

4-ton sculpture missing from Utah shop is found LINDON, Utah (AP) — The mystery of a missing 4-ton sculpture outside a Utah motorcycle shop has been solved. It disappeared over the weekend and apparently the artwork’s sculptor took it back. The attorney for Springville sculptor Jeffrey Decker says Decker owns the statue and was legally entitled to remove it. Lawyer Randall Spencer said in a statement Tuesday that a loan agreement makes it clear that the sculpture was on loan to Timpanogos Harley-Davidson. The $100,000 sculpture depicts an old-time speed racer. It was erected two years ago at the store in Lindon.

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Jesus Christ will change your life Q: How much sin can you get away with and still be a Christian? My friend claims to be a Christian, and I guess he is, but his lifestyle doesn’t seem to be any different from his unreligious friends. -- P.F. A: Only God knows your friend’s heart, and whether or not he has truly given his life to Jesus Christ or is only going through the motions. Few people are in greater spiritual danger than the person who thinks he or she is a Christian, but in reality is not. When we sincerely come to Christ, however, our lives will be different. We won’t live the same way we once did -- and the reason is because Christ has come to live within us by His Holy Spirit. Our sins have been forgiven, and God has set our feet on a new path. This is why the Bible says, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). If our lives aren’t any different, we must ask ourselves if our commitment to Christ is real. Does that mean we’ll be perfect, or that we’ll never sin or drift away from God? No, of course not. Peter had sincerely confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior — but after Jesus’ arrest he denied he even knew Him (see Matthew 26:69-75). But Peter repented of his sin, and later he was greatly used of God to proclaim the Gospel. Pray for your friend, and ask God for an opportunity to confront him about his failure to live for Christ.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Wilmington District, Regulatory Division is announcing the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities Project. The Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities Project Partners (Partners) which includes the Towns of Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, and Morrisville, have proposed to construct a Regional Wastewater Management Facility that consists of regional wastewater pumping, conveyance, treatment, and discharge facilities serving the Towns of Apex, Cary, Holly Springs and Morrisville, as well as the Wake County portion of Research Triangle Park, NC. Tthe USACE published the availability of a draft EIS (DEIS) in the March 13, 2009 Federal Register, and solicited comments from the public to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. Comments on the DEIS and 404 permit application received during the review period, which ended April 28, 2009, and at the April 14, 2009 public hearing were incorporated into the FEIS. Full hard copies of the FEIS supporting documents are available for viewing at the locations noted in the table below. Location Address New Hill First Baptist Church 3016 New Hill Holleman Road, New Hill, NC 27562 New Hill Baptist Church 3700 Old US 1, New Hill, NC 27562 NC DENR DWQ CG&L Section Library 2728 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604 Town of Apex Eva Perry Library 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex, NC 27502 Town of Apex Town Hall 73 Hunter St, Apex, NC 27502 Town of Cary Library 310 S. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511 Town of Cary West Regional Library 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary, NC 27519 Town of Cary Town Hall 316 N. Academy St, Cary NC 27512 Town of Holly Springs Library 300 W. Ballentine Street, Holly Springs, NC 27540 Town of Holly Springs Towns Hall 128 S. Main St, Holly Springs, NC 27540 Town of Morrisville Town Hall 100 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560 Town of Morrisville Development Services Office Public Safety and Municipal Services Building, 260 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560 US Army Corps of Engineers 3331 Heritage Trade Drive, Suite 105,

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NOTICE OF SERVICE BY PROCESS OF PUBLICATION TO: Biological father of the above male child born 5/16/09 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition has been filed to terminate your parental rights to the abovereferenced minor child. You have forty days from 12/17/09, the first date of publication of this Notice to respond to said Petition. If you do not respond within forty days, the Petitioner will move the Court to terminate your parental rights to your child referenced above.

665 Musical/Radio/TV

520 Free Dogs

CLASSIFIED SELLS! “CALL TODAY, SELL TOMORROW” Sanford Herald Classified Dept., 718-1201 or 7181204

Free to good home Rottweiler & Golden Retrievers mix Puppies (919)498-5534

600 Merchandise 601 Bargain Bin/ $250 or Less *“Bargain Bin” ads are free for five consecutive days. Items must total $250 or less, and the price must be included in the ad. Multiple items at a single price (i.e., jars $1 each), and animals/pets do not qualify. One free “Bargain Bin” ad per household per month.

6 Place Setting, 26 Pc, Whitney Imperial China $25. Syl. VCR Player w/remote $10 774-4378

For Sale: Upright Piano $550 919-258-3644

675 Pets/Animals *Pets/Animals Policy: Three different (Pet) ads per household per year at the “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, billing will be at the “Business Rate”.

Cockatiels pair W/ Cage: -$75 also 1 male & 2 females- $40 each. Call: 708-8921

680 Farm Produce A Great Day For Pinto Beans, Hamhocks & Cornbread! Order Your Creasy Greens Now! A Variety Of Fruits, Pecans & Candy. B&B Market

Ashton Drake Amy Doll contributing to the company $40 vision of being the industry Please Call: 690-9455 leader in customer service through quality, commitment, courtesy and Beige Cushioned Couch $100. teamwork. The Broadband Need A Fruit Basket? Great Condition Technician must possess the Call: 775-3032 919-499-8634 ability to perform basic B&B Market 919-353-1496 installations, disconnects, Make Your Order! sales and service for Cannon Digital Camera residential and business 695 Call for details: customers for basic a 774-1066 Wanted to Buy cable, internet and telephone services. High Gateway Computer P4, Looking to purchase school diploma or tower, keyboard, mouse, small timber tracts. equivalent, valid driver’s 15” LCD. Call for details: Fully insured. Call license, satisfactory driving 774-1066 919-499-8704 record proof of insurance 700 required. Charter Green sofa- $35.00 Communications is a drug 2-4 drawer file cabinets Rentals free work environment. $15.00 each computer (complete with 720 Experienced Embroitower, etc.) $100.00 dery Supervisor computer desk, floor mat For Rent - Houses Need Exp Embroidery suand chair- $80.00 1 BR Small Furnished pervisor for a growing (exc. condition) embr business in Central Call Margaret at 775-9719 House 7 miles South of Sanford No Pets NC. Must have min of 5 yrs or Joyce at 499-7025. 499-1428 exp, fluent with Barudan and Tajima machines. Must be self-motivated, detail ori- Indoor TV Antenna & DTV 1,2,3 BR Rentals Avail. Converter Box $25 For ented and production mindAdcock Rentals Both ed. Email resume to 774-6046 356-2935 Full and Part Time Sales Associates Needed Experienced Preferred but not Necessary Send reply to The Sanford Herald PO Box 100 Sanford NC 27331 #03461 Looking For Plumbers & Plumbers Helpers Experienced w/ Copper Pipes. Work Will Last For Approx. 1 Year Fax: 334-289-8132 TAX PREPARERS: CPA firm seeks EXPERIENCED business & individual tax preparers for part & full time positions. Please send resume to: PO Box 480; Southern Pines, NC 28388 or fax to (910)246-0661 We offer • BOLD print

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for part/all of your ad! Ask your Classified Sales Rep for rates.

Paul M. Weeks Jr., 8 lines/2 days* P.E. $13.50 City Engineer 425 Get a FREE “kit”: City of Sanford Help Wanted P.O. Box 3729 6 signs, 60 price stickers, Child Care 225 E. Weatherspoon 6 arrows, marker, inventory sheet, tip sheet! St. Immediate Opening for Sanford, NC *Days must be consecutive Lead Teachers w/child care 27331-3729 Rain, Burn, & Feed barrels credentials I & II. Top pay 919-775-8232 for those w/Associates in for sale Plastic & Steel. 1STATE OF NORTH 311 Kids Lane off Poplar Early Childhood Education. 910-528-1731Margeret Springs Church Rd. CAROLINA Mosley 910-528-1727 call 718- 1138 or COUNTY OF 919-721-1548. CHATHAM 470 IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION FILE NO.: 09 JT 34 IN RE: “JOHN DOE” DOB: 5/16/09

500 Free Pets

Liquor Bar $100, Beige Leather Tuft, Half-Moon w/ Foot Rest; Gold. 919-7758118

1573 Lower Moncure $800/mo 3BD/2BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046

Modern Vent Free Gas Logs For Sale. Excellent Condition. Will Demonstrate. Simple To Use. Located In Quail Ridge. $50 9197210970

3 BR 2 Bath Central Heat & Air Country Broadway Area (919)258-9887

605 Miscellaneous

301 Abbott Dr. $700/mo 3BD/1BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046


DEADLINE for Ads is 2 P.M.



615 Appliances Appliance Repair - all brands. Free estimate.All work guaranteed. Call Mr. Paul anytime 258-9165.

640 Firewood FIREWOOD Seasoned or Green 3/4 ton pickup load $80 a load/$90 stacked Dump Truck Load also Available 258-9792 499-8972

3BR, 1 BA, NEW roof, HVAC, flooring, paint and stove. 1298 Hooker St. $550/mo plus sec. dep. 919-444-9546 3BR, 1.5BA, carport, 3102 Lee Ave, $800/mo, $800 dep. 919-776-4923 or 919-777-4610 Owner/Broker House For Rent 3BR 2BA Renovated Jonesboro Area Good Credit Required $800/mo 774-8033 LG 3BR 2 Full Bath Home for Rent. Appliances included. Close to Broadway. $800/mo plus Deposit. For info 910-709-1910 Newly renovated, paint, carpet, Large 3BR, eat in kit, DR, sitting rm, family rm, 2.5 BA, exc. loc. $850/mo.919-721-5680

THE SANFORD HERALD For Sale: Split Fire Wood makes every effort to follow Will Deliver No Load too HUD guidelines in rental big or small 919-548-9618 advertisements placed by Lifeline Recovery Mission our advertisers. We reserve Certified Nursing Assistant (OldSanford Motel US#1S.) 240 the right to refuse or – immediate opening, change ad copy as Cars - General M-F day shift Fire Wood necessary for in Southern Pines. CPR Mixed Hardwoods Automobile Policy: Three HUD compliances. required. Call First Choice Full Size Pick Up different automobile ads per Home Care @ household per year at the Split & Delivered $85 919-775-3306 or fax “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, West Sanford Home 499-1617/353-9607 resume to 919-775-6056. billing will be at the For Rent 4BR 2.5 Bath “Business Rate”. Firewood For Sale delivLG Screened In Back Porch Patient scheduling ered & stacked. Seasoned Nice Neighborhood 255 coordinator-Full Time. or green. As low as $60 a New Fridge, New Paint Pinehurst dental practice Sport Utilities Load. Call David Jones: and Carpet, Excellent is seeking an energetic 919-356-3779 Condition $1200/month person to coordinate CLASSIFIED DEADCall Eddie (919)708-2036 patient care and insurance LINE: 2:00 PM Firewood, 16 inch split benefits. Applicants must DAY BEFORE oak, delivered & stacked 730 truck load. $50 PUBLICATION. (2:00 have good communication For Rent skills, basic accounting 498-4852 - 258-9360 pm Friday for skills, and the ability to Apts/Condos Sat/Sun ads). Sanmultitask in a fun, ford Herald, Classi1 BR APT. Great Location fast- paced environment. 660 Small Clean Launderette on Benefits, six weeks of time fied Dept., Sporting Goods/ Sight Water Included off. Please send or 718-1201 or $315/mon. $250/Dep. drop off your resume in perHealth & Fitness 718-1204 No Hookups for Washer & son to: 15 Aviemore Dr., GOT STUFF? Drye NO PETS Credit Pinehurst, NC 28374 300 Check Available Now !!! CALL CLASSIFIED! Businesses/Services SANFORD HERALD Jefferson Manor Apartments 919-774-4733 CLASSIFIED DEPT., 315 Office in Al’s Sale Store 718-1201 or building across the street. Elderly/In-Home

200 Transportation


Live in home care provider

needed. Free room & NORTHEN BLUE, board. (718)638-1984 L.L.P. BY: /s/ CAROL J. 320 HOLCOMB, Child Care Attorney for Petitioner, CHATHAM WAHM Will keep COUNTY DEPART- Greenwood afterschoolers MENT OF SOCIAL in my home $30 per week SERVICES plus $10 per school Post Office Box 2208 holidays 919-721-0948 Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27515 Telephone: (919) 968-4441

Help Wanted Medical/Dental


730 For Rent Apts/Condos N. Horner Blvd, 1 bedroom apt. $ 375. Deposit/References (919)356-4687 Special Offer for qualified tenants. 2BR/1.5BA, $585/mo., $585 dep. 919-776-4923 Broker/Owner

740 For Rent - Mobile Homes 2 & 3 Bedroom Trailers For Rent, All Refurbished, Olivia Area, For More Information Contact James at 919-935-9116 For Rent: 3 bedrooms/2 baths mobile home. Lemon Springs Area. No pets. $450 plus deposit. Call:919-499-3098

820 Homes Model Now Open COPPER RIDGE 1+ acre homesites US #1 @ Farrell Rd Sat - Sun. 1-5 or 770-4883 *Houses/Mobile Homes/Real Estate Policy: One (house) per household per year at the “Family Rate”.Consecutive different locations/addresses will be billed at the “Business Rate”.

825 Manufactured Homes 3BR/2BA, garden tub, brick underpinning, 3.5 ac., country, Goldston, refrig., stove, dishwasher, microwave 258-9887.


960 Statewide Classifieds Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 888-899-6918. RV Delivery Drivers needed. Deliver RVs, boats and trucks for PAY! Deliver to all 48 states and Canada. For details log on to KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION- Charlotte Division. Hiring OTR Drivers. Must have 6 mos OTR experience, Clean MVR, No DUI/DWI. No Felonies/Accidents. Apply online 704-998-2700.

DRIVERS CDL/A FLATBED Up to .41 CPM. Home Time. Benefits. OTR Experience Required. No felonies. For Rent: Mobile HomeTop earner potential small 2 bedrooms, washer $69,000. Carrier since Sanford 3BR, 2BA & dryer, no pets. 1928! 800-441-4271, x Excellent Condition 919-776-4836. NC-100 Gorgeous New Hardwoods North of Sanford $104,000 Small 2BR/1BA,$345/mo., Call James at 353-2049 Small 2BR 2BA $400/mo. CDL A TEAM Drivers with NO PETS! 919-770-2246 Hazmat. Split $0.68 for all 830 or 919-499-7530. miles. O/OP teams paid Mobile Homes $1.40 for all miles. Up to Single Wide M/H $1500 Bonus. 1-800-835CLASSIFIED LINE AD Near Jonesboro 9471. DEADLINE: 2BR, 2BA - Appli. $490/mo 774-8033 2:00 PM Small MH For Rent Exc. Condition Wash/Dryer Rental/Credit Application Req $300/Dep $300/mo No Pets (919)499-5523

750 For Rent Miscellaneous Office Space For Rent: All Utilities Included, Centrally Located, $550 A Month Call: 919-777-2826 (Ask For Chris)

765 Commercial Rentals 5 Vacant Buildings Jonesboro 1300 Sq Ft W/Bay - $495 1250 Sq Ft W/Bay - $425 3000 Sq Ft - Restaurant $12000 Tramway 6000 Sq Ft W/Warehouse & Office - $ 2,400 5000 Sq Ft W/Warehouse & Office $2,200 Call - 774-8033

800 Real Estate 820 Homes 6 New Models Open @ NOTTINGHAM US #1 @ Burns Dr. Sat.-Sun. 1 to 5


All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call 919-733-7996 (N.C. Human Relations Commission).

Classified Advertising Call 718-1201 718-1204

New 3BR, 2BA DW, garden tub, FP,appliances, FHA foundation, 4 ac., Buckhorn Rd, 258-9887


pm Friday for Sat/Sun ads). Sanford Herald, Classified Dept., 718-1201 or 7181204

900 Miscellaneous 960 Statewide Classifieds

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January 7, 2009  

The Sanford Herald