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LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SHANIYA CASE

Reives in serious condition

County commissioner hospitalized; cause of illness unconfirmed By GORDON ANDERSON anderson@sanfordherald.com

INJURIES LIKELY CAME FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT

Injuries suffered by 5-year-old Shaniya Davis are consistent with a sexual assault, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday by the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Page 3A

ENTERTAINMENT

SANFORD — Lee County Commissioner Robert Reives was hospitalized Monday with an unknown ailment, several sources confirmed Tuesday. Reives, who works in Raleigh

for the state Department of Commerce, was in the intensive care unit at Rex Hospital in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon, where his condition was listed as serious. Reives’ son, Robert Reives II, said Monday that doctors were unsure of the reason for his

father’s hospitalization and were set to begin running tests today which will make that determination. “We’re kind of in a wait-andsee mode,” Reives II said. “The doctors told us they’re going to

Reives has represented District 1 since 1990. His seat is up for election in November, but he will have to decide by Feb. 26 whether to seek re-election.

See Reives, Page 6A

CHATHAM COUNTY

LEE SCHOOLS

GOP hopefuls kick off 2010 election season

District approves calendar changes If state approves, students would return on Aug. 10

O’BRIEN SAYS NO TO LATER SCHEDULE

By CAITLIN MULLEN

Conan O’Brien has refused to play along with NBC’s plan to move “The Tonight Show” and return Jay Leno to latenight, abruptly derailing the network’s effort to resolve its scheduling mess

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HEALTH CARE

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OBAMA INDICATES SUPPORT FOR EXCHANGE

President Barack Obama has indicated support for a national clearinghouse where consumers could shop for health coverage and an end to the decades-old antitrust exemption enjoyed by insurance companies, Democratic officials said Tuesday Page 8A

STATE DANGEROUS EXPLOSIVES SHUT DOWN N.C. PORT Officials shut down a North Carolina port and urged people to leave the area Tuesday after a forklift operator punctured at least one container filled with a powerful explosive

Second District Republican Party Congressional candidates Renee Ellmers (right) and Frank Deatrich answer questions to attendees at the Chatham County Council on Aging in Pittsboro on Tuesday.

Two Etheridge challengers debate in Pittsboro By GORDON ANDERSON anderson@sanfordherald.com

PITTSBORO — Two Republican candidates for North Carolina’s Second District Congressional seat met with voters in Pittsboro Tuesday to voice their opposition not only to incumbent Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington), but also President Barack Obama and Democratic initiatives working their way through the federal government. Republicans Frank Deat-

rich of Franklin County and Renee Ellmers of Dunn spoke about their candidacies to voters at a meeting of the Chatham County Republican Party. Candidates Dan Mansell and Jay Johnson had been billed as participants but didn’t show up. “Right now America is in serious trouble,” Deatrich said. “We’re right on the brink of going over the edge, and that’s got to be turned around. We’ve got to have

See GOP, Page 10A

THE CANDIDATES Learn about the Second Congressional District candidates online: o Frank Deatrich: www. frankforrepresentative.com o Renee Ellmers: www. reneeforcongress.com o U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge: www.etheridgeforcongress.org o Jay Johnson: www. resistnet.com/profile/JayJohnson o Dan Mansell: www. danmansell.com

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LEE COUNTY

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THIS WEEKEND SEE OUR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR, LIFETIME WINNERS Saturday and Sunday, The Herald will feature the 2010 winners of our annual “Lifetime Achievement Awards” and “Citizen of the Year.” We thank all of you who submitted a nominee this year. TO INFORM, CHALLENGE AND CELEBRATE

Vol. 80, No. 10 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

SANFORD — The Lee County Board of Education Tuesday night approved changes to its 2010-11 calendar that, if OK’d by the state, would send all traditional students back to class two weeks earlier this summer. The board approved two motions: one asking the state to allow it to send high school students to class on Aug. 10 and another requesting the same for middle and elementary school students. Board members Cameron Sharpe, Shawn Williams and Lynn Smith voted against the proposed changes for the high school calendar; Ellen Mangum, Linda Smith and Frank Thompson voted for it. Chairman Bill Tatum broke the tie, voting in favor of the change. The middle and elementary motion passed unanimously. The calendars will now go to the state Department of Public Instruction, which must approve the changes before they take effect. Vice Chairman Lynn Smith

Deputies seek paintball bandit By GORDON ANDERSON anderson@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Lee County sheriff’s deputies are seeking a paint ball bandit who damaged churches, homes, businesses and vehicles sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning. Deputies are investigating several incidents in which various property — including five churches in the

HAPPENING TODAY n A Veterans Remembrance Group meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford. Douglas Roe, an artist and former Air Force pilot, will share his experiences and will display his paintings of various planes. For more information, call 776-0501, Ext. 201.

Kendale/Jonesboro/Lemon Springs area — was damaged by paintballs. Pastor Doug Western of Kendale Acres Freewill Baptist Church on Cemetery Road said his parishioners noticed that paintballs had been fired at the church’s sign when they showed up for services Sunday morning.

See Paintball, Page 6A

ONLINE

TO HELP Anyone with information about the paint ball damage around the Lemon Springs area of Lee County is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (919) 7755531. The department also has an anonymous tip line at (919) 718-4577 and accepts tips through e-mail at reporta-crime@leecountync.gov.

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FOLLOW MIGDALIA

Read The Herald’s take on last night’s episode of “The Biggest Loser,” featuring Sanford’s Migdalia Sebren and her mother, Miggy, at our Web site, sanfordherald.com

INDEX

More Weather, Page 10A

OBITUARIES

R.V. HIGHT

Sanford: Alvis Goldston, 68; Ascencion Morales, 69; Willie Stringfellow, 67; Frances Willett, 68 Apex: David Sugg Jr., 62

A recent story out of New York City shows that honesty and goodwill are alive and well

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GOOD MORNING Pet of the Week Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption

Sparkle Sparkle is an 8-year-old female gray domestic medium hair. Photos don’t do her justice; her gray fur has a gentle mix of gold and when the sun is just right, her coat appears iridescent. And her eyes are a beautiful green you don’t see very often. Sparkle is a very low-maintenance kitty to have around; her goal every day is to win the gold-medal for cat napping. She loves her perch by the window in the cat room, watching the world (but mostly birds and squirrels) go by. If you find yourself relaxing with a book or watching movies these cold winter days, Sparkle just may be the companion for you! Sparkle is FIV/FeLV negative, current on vaccines and preventatives, micro-chipped and spayed. See CARA’s Web site (www.cara-nc.org) for more info or to apply to adopt. Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc. located at 42 Deep River Rd., Sanford is a 501(c) non-profit, volunteer organization that operates on individual and corporate donations and fund raising proceeds.

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY n The City Council of the City of Sanford will meet at 1 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Center.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Alicia Guerrera, Camden Michael Partington, Doug Rowe, Kendra Chalmers, Jo Ann Guilliams, Ricco Gibson, Eduardo Segoviano Jr., Jasmine Stephenson, Gregory Sims Cox, Mary Wicker, Alfreda Lois Matthews, Daniel Douglas, Trey Williams, Chad Evan Colavito, Jose Serra, Madison Mortz, Richard Kelly Jr., Jayla La’Nae Jones and Brandon Shane Harrell.

Almanac Today is Wednesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2010. There are 352 days left in the year. This day in history: On Jan. 13, 1794, President George Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.) In 1733, James Oglethorpe and some 120 English colonists arrived at Charleston, S.C., while en route to settle in present-day Georgia. In 1864, composer Stephen Foster died in New York at age 37. In 1898, Emile Zola’s famous defense of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, “J’accuse,” was published in Paris. In 1910, opera was experimentally broadcast on radio for the first time as Lee De Forest transmitted a performance of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” from the stage of New York’s Metropolitan Opera. In 1945, during World War II, Soviet forces began a huge, successful offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe. In 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs died in a car crash in west Los Angeles 10 days before his 43rd birthday. In 1966, Robert C. Weaver was named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson; Weaver became the first black Cabinet member. In 1978, former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey died in Waverly, Minn., at age 66. In 1982, an Air Florida 737 crashed into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge after takeoff during a snowstorm and fell into the Potomac River, killing 78 people.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAY n Sanford Jobseekers will meet at First Baptist Church from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. to support those who are seeking employment. All are welcome. This program provides networking, encouragement and practical tips on job searching. Call 7766137 for more information. n Living with Vision Loss Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. n A Veterans Remembrance Group meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford. Douglas Roe, an artist and former Air Force pilot, will share his experiences and will display his paintings of various planes. For more information, 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. n The Central Carolina Paddlers canoe and kayak club will meet at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Fellowship Center at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main Street, Sanford. Sheriffs Officer, Jonathan Foster, will speak on how to prevent and report theft. Call 718-5104 for information.

THURSDAY 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. 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. 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.

SATURDAY n Child Safety Expo will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Grace Chapel Church, 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Sanford. Planned events are self defense by Brick City Mar-

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Manager of the South Horner Boulevard Food Lion Scott Douglas (left) presents National Guard Staff Sgt. Scott Wilkerson (right) and Sonja Blalock of the Family Readiness Group more than 4,780 packages of Lance crackers and cookies as part of the “Fill the Pants with Lance” promotion by the Food Lion employees. 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 news@sanfordherald.com or by phone at (919) 718-1225. tial Arts Academy, Internet safety by the Girl and Boy Scouts of America along with the Boys and Girls Club of Sanford, child identification with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and making right choices with GCC Children’s Ministry. Pre-registration is free by going to www.brickcitymartialarts. com. 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 A “Skywatching Session” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jordan Lake State Park. Join Morehead educators and amateur astronomers to view sky objects through telescopes. Check Morehead’s Web site (www.moreheadplanetarium.org) for directions and to make sure weather conditions will allow for the event.

JAN. 18 n The Council for Effective Actions and Decisions will host its 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community celebration beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center. Using the national theme “a day on, not a day off.” A youth choir and praise team competition will kick the event off, with several choirs competing for trophies. At 1 p.m., the inspirational portion of the program will get under way with guest speaker Dr. Leonzo Lynch, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlotte and with and music by Abraham’s Seed. Those interested in a vendor table or in entering a youth choir or praise team in the competition, contact Terry and Sabrina

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JAN. 20 n A blood drive will be held from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Belk, 1065 Spring Lane. To schedule an appointment, contact Lea Chandler at (919) 774-4428. 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. n The High Hopes Chorus, an all volunteer chorus, will begin practicing at 2 p.m. at the Jonesboro Presbyterian Church. This chorus practices and then presents a program to all assisted living and nursing home facilities in Lee County. The practices and performances are always on a Wednesday afternoon and last only about an hour and a half. The chorus is currently in need of a pianist for a 13-week commitment. Those interested in joining can contact Mary Ann Ludwick at (919) 776-4502.

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was the first to speak out against the high school calendar change during time for discussion, mentioning the problems the change could cause for family schedules. “Any diversion from that Aug. 25 date is going to place burdens on our parents and faculty,� he said. Many board members expressed concern for this aspect of the change, so Mangum initiated the request for moving the elementary and middle schools to the same calendar. “Whether or not it’s granted, we don’t know. Surely it cannot hurt us to ask for both,� she said. “Maybe, finally, the legislature will see that this is what the people want, is to have a similar calendar for all schools.� Though some board members expressed desire to wait to vote on the issue entirely, Superintendent Jeff Moss said prolonging discussion of the proposed change would only hurt the process, because the DPI only hears waiver requests twice each year; the coming deadline is Feb. 1. Moss stood up for the proposed calendar change, emphasizing that it would have high school students taking their exams before the holiday break. “Anytime a student is away from curriculum, you have a dip in knowledge,� he said. “Giving the opportunity to take the exam prior to being out, I think, would have a positive effect on student achievement.� Moss said other counties, including Guilford, Martin and Hope counties, have also asked for this waiver for educational purposes. And that the change better aligns academics with athletics is helpful, he said. “Athletically, students are at practice Aug. 1,� Moss said. “That’s when football begins. ... They are actually in school. They may not be in class, but they are in school.� Sharpe was quick to criticize the football point. “I’ve heard a lot about football. I would just hope that this schedule change would not be because of football,� he said. “I think we ought to be in the business of graduating students without most other priorities.� The district sent out surveys just before Thanksgiving break. The surveys were mailed Nov. 24 to parents of eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh graders — those who have students that would be affected by the change — and students were to return the completed surveys to teachers by Dec. 2. Just 7.8 percent of parents returned completed surveys, though 78 percent were in favor of the change. About 48.4 percent of high school teachers and staff responded to the survey; 74 percent of them approved of the change.

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SHANIYA DAVIS MURDER

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PILL RAID IN LEE COUNTY

Agents release names of those arrested in Monday round-up By GORDON ANDERSON anderson@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — A joint operation by drug agents with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Sanford Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation resulted in the arrest of ten people Monday on charges of prescription fraud and trafficking prescription pills. Four people implicated in the investigation are still at large. The following people were arrested Monday: n Curtis Ray Parker, 55, of 3898 McDougald Road, was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and trafficking opium. He was placed in the Lee County Jail under $100,000.00 secured bond.

n Patsy Lovenne Spears, 65, of 120 Spivey Lane was charged with two counts of trafficking opium. She was placed in the Lee County Jail under $50,000 secured bond. n Dana Renee Thomas, 24, of 326 Sugarneck Lane, Broadway was charged with obtaining property by false pretense and attempting to obtain property by false pretense. She was released on $25,000 unsecured bond. n Linda Jean Sherron, 52, of 1828 White Hill Road was charged with two counts of trafficking opium. She was placed in the Lee County Jail under $300,000 secured bond. n Stephen Lawrence Bowling, 48, of 991 St. Andrews Church Road was charged with trafficking opium and obtaining a controlled substance

by fraud. He was placed in the Lee County Jail under $600,000 secured bond. n Tammy Elaine Fox, 44, of 59 Key Road was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and trafficking opium. She was placed in the Lee County Jail under $400,000 secured bond. n Jimmy Dwayne Gordon, 44, of 209 Temple Ave. was charged with for seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. He was placed in the Lee County under $700,000 secured bond. n Robin Lee Watts, 31, of 1050 Swann Station Road was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bond. n Rachel Joy Barmash, 39, of 53 Cranes Drive was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. She was placed in the Lee County Jail under $20,000 secured bond. n Danny Lynn Johnson Jr., 33, 288 Pinewood Lane, Olivia was charged with trafficking opium and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. He was placed in the Lee County Jail under $100,000 secured bond.

FAYETTEVILLE (MCT) — Injuries suffered by 5-year-old Shaniya Davis are consistent with a sexual assault, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday by the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The report lists asphyxiation as the likely cause of Shaniya’s death. Shaniya went missing from her home off Murchison Road on Nov. 10. Surveillance cameras show McNeill holding Shaniya at a Sanford motel that morning. The child’s body was found Nov. 16 in woods near Walker Road and N.C. 87 in Lee County. The autopsy report says Shaniya’s body was in the early stages of decomposition when it was found, covered in leaves, twigs and vines. Bruises were found around her sexual organs, as well as one on her face, according to the report. Shaniya’s clothes and a hair taken from her left elbow were given to the

Fayetteville Police Department as evidence, the Davis report says. Shaniya’s mother, Antoniette Davis, 25, is charged with McNeill human trafficking and child abuse involving prostitution in her case. Mario Andrette McNeill, 29, is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree rape of a child in Shaniya’s death. Davis and McNeill are being held in isolation cells at Central Prison in Raleigh until their next scheduled court appearances.

— The Fayetteville Observer

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Opinion

4A / Wednesday, January 13, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

Editorial Board: Bill Horner III, Publisher • Billy Liggett, Editor • R.V. Hight, Special Projects Editor

Reason for GOP optimism already this year Our View Issue Four Republican candidates are vying for the chance to run against Bob Etheridge for U.S. Congress this November

Our stance The state’s GOP should be happy with four candidates, as they will provide a bigger voice (and more airtime) in the race against a firmly planted Democrat

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t’s already a better election year for Republicans in 2010, and we’re not even halfway through January. Last night, four candidates vying for the Republican slot to run against Bob Etheridge for North Carolina’s Second Congressional District, took the stage in Pittsboro for the season’s first debate. Republicans have reason for optimism — regardless of what was said last night — simply because they have more choices this go around. And they’ll need solid choices if they hope to unseat Lillington Democrat Bob Etheridge, who at 68 is the only North Carolina congressman on the House Ways

For the past two election cycles, Mansell has been Etheridge’s whipping boy ... a sacrificial GOP lamb who hasn’t come close to unseating his opponent. and Means Committee and who has held on to his seat since 1997. Etheridge toyed with the idea of a U.S. Senate run a few months back before deciding to remain focused on Congress. And he’ll be difficult to beat. Regardless of his party affiliation, Etheridge is a visible politician who can’t be accused of “hiding

out” in Washington. There’s a lot to be said about visibility and Etheridge’s ability to communicate with his constituents. If there is a chink in his armor, it’s the struggles his party has endured during President Obama’s first year in office. Etheridge touted a highly controversial and highly divisive health care bill last year, and that alone has Democrats worried in other states. Expect Republicans to go after that soft spot over the next few months. This time around, the GOP will have four voices — candidates Frank Deatrich, Renee Ellmers, Jay Johnson and Dan Mansell — who’ll fight against Etheridge’s policies and votes

instead of just the one. For the past two election cycles, Mansell has been Etheridge’s whipping boy ... a sacrificial GOP lamb who hasn’t come close to unseating his opponent. Mansell, too, will benefit from the competition. Having three opponents leading up to May will give him more name recognition should he come out on top after the primary. Case in point — we’re writing about a debate in Chatham County, and we’re 300 days away (give or take a few) from the November vote. We’ll see if the build-up is enough to unseat a congressman who’s firmly planted in the political soil in Central North Carolina.

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R.V. Hight Special Projects Editor R.V. Hight can be reached at hight@sanfordherald.com

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ews could easily borrow the title from the movie, “The good, the bad and the ugly.” I especially enjoy hearing about the good news and the inspirational stories that warm our hearts. Such is the case of the Italian visitor to New York City, who reportedly left her purse — and $21,000 — in a Manhattan taxi on Christmas eve. It would be easy to assume that the woman might never see her money again. Not so. According to information from Newsday, via the Associated Press, the taxi driver took the money to a Long Island address he found in the woman’s purse. The woman was not there, but the taxi driver left a note. Sure enough, the money was returned — and the taxi driver reportedly refused a reward. It just goes to show that honesty and goodwill are alive and well — and that there are good people in the world who do the right thing.

More good news Ruth Bouwman-Johnson of Sanford has good news of her grandson, Kyle Harrington of Wake County. Harrington is among a group who are among the contenders to split $3.6 million in a national video contest for Frito-Lay. The commercial could air during the Super Bowl telecast. Also part of the video is the dog — “Rosie” — of Bouwman-Johnson’s granddaughter, Jodie Harrington. Kyle and Jodie are the children of Joan Williams Harrington, who is the daughter of Ruth Bouwman-Johnson and the late Roland Williams of Sanford.

The cold weather Suffice it to say that I am not a fan of cold weather. I realize that cold weather is a part of nature — and that winter is a necessity and beneficial. I did find it interesting that Duke Energy and Progress Energy both saw a winter demand record on Monday. But don’t fret. Warmer days will return — and I so look forward to springtime and warmer temperatures. How about you?

Community read The Lee County Library is set for its next community read — and the selection is outstanding. It’s the best-seller “Blood Done Sign My Name” by Timothy Tyson, son of the well-known pastor Vernon Tyson. People can check out the book at the Lee County Library. In addition,performances of “Blood Done Sign My Name” will take place at the Temple Theatre beginning Jan. 29. And, Tyson will be at a questionand-answer sesssion Feb. 7 at the Temple.

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ost large institutions are better than spending money on shiny new programs and favored constituencies than they are at spending money on evaluating their existing programs. The problem is evident at large companies. It’s evident at large nonprofits such as universities and hospitals. It’s evident in the military and the church. Governments are particularly prone to skimp on evaluation, however, because their John Hood managers generate future revenue not by outColumnist performing their competitors or capturing the John Hood is president of payoff of innovation but by winning reelecthe John Locke Foundation tion. You can do that with lofty rhetoric, crafty redistricting, and canny fundraising. You don’t programs creating in their districts proved have to prove that your past programs have unrealistic. yielded the benefits you promised. In the case of preschool intervention, the Still, one can always hope that careresult has been the expenditure of billions of ful evaluation will reveal the successes and dollars over the past two decades with little failures of government programs — and that evidence of gain. As I’ve noted in the past, the the findings will then pass from the pages of audits and independent studies to the briefing major improvements in North Carolina’s performance on independent reading and math books of policymakers and the news diet of voters. (Of course, “one” tends to cling to such tests predated the statewide implementation of Smart Start and More at Four. After these a hope when “one” works at a think tank that, programs went in effect, the state’s academic among other things, evaluates government performance stalled out. programs.) As for Head Start, the Heritage Foundation’s Unfortunately, human nature intrudes. Dan Lips related the history Rare is the politician who of the federal government’s will, after passionately ‘Rare is the politician who program evaluation in a advocating the creation of will, after passionately recent column. To make a pet program, turn around advocating the creation of a long story short, in 1998 and radically reform or a pet program, turn around Congress ordered a new eliminate the program after program evaluation of and radically reform or an evaluation questions its effectiveness. eliminate the program after Head Start. The initial one, released in 2005, showed A classic example is an evaluation questions its modest gains for youngsters preschool intervention. For effectiveness.’ right after participating in decades now, both liberal Head Start. That was no surand not-so-liberal politiprise. The real question has cians in Washington and Raleigh have clung always been: do gains in preschool last into to the plausible and promising notion that elementary school? In the past, the answer has spending tax money early on early childhood been no. education can save money in the long run by So what’s the answer this time? Well, the boosting high-school graduation rates and next report was supposed to be released in reducing rates of future crime, joblessness, March 2009, but so far no release. Lips thinks and welfare dependency. he knows why. “Former HHS officials have The notion is plausible in part because told me that they were briefed on the results some early laboratory experiments of preof the first-grade evaluation in 2008,” Lips school intervention demonstrated long-term benefits with a few dozen test subjects. And it’s wrote. “They report that the evaluation found promising because so many other attempts at that, overall, Head Start participants experiimproving the lives of disadvantaged students enced zero lasting benefits compared to their non-Head Start peers by the end of first grade. — ranging from in-school reforms to various public-assistance programs — have proven to These officials expressed little surprise that the report’s release had been delayed.” cost more and deliver less than expected. I’m not surprised, either. Disappointed? Yes. The political fascination with preschool intervention began in the 1960s with Head Start, then deepened during the past two decades with state-initiated programs such as North Carolina’s own Smart Start in the 1990s and We do not cease to pray for you and More at Four in the 2000s. to desire that ye might be filled with the Alas, there was little serious effort made at evaluating the effectiveness of these programs. knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. (Col. 1:9) The priority was to expand them as rapidly as PRAYER: Help me, Father, to be aware of possible, as broadly as possible. In a legislative other peoples needs, so that I might help process run by members representing discrete geographical units, expecting some lawmakers them by remembering them in prayer, as well as other ways. Amen. to be willing to wait while others see new pilot

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It seems to me that I read in the paper and saw in the news a few weeks ago that the oil companies had shut down some of their refineries due to the fact that motorists were not using as much gas. Now Brendan Byrnes of AAA Carolinas is saying that the gas is tied to the U.S. economy and the strength of the dollar against other currencies. I wonder how many more excuses they are going to make up to explain the rise in gas prices? Byrnes is simply not telling the people of North Carolina the truth, or someone is feeding him the wrong information. Anyone can see that the oil companies have been gouging the American pocketbooks for the last three years. The American people have tried to cut back on their driving to keep the prices stable, but now we are being told that because the oil companies cut production, the supply is low. And that’s now why the prices are rising. You can’t have it both ways. Either we are using too much gas or there is not enough. ROBERT STONE Carthage

It’s time to take a stand against an out-of-control Congress To the Editor: Yes it is time. In fact, it may be past time for all of us to take a stand. By that, I mean on the following ... The Congress is out of control and has been urged (if not coerced) by the Executive Branch to continue to control us rather than serve us. They seem to spend their time arguing, pointing fingers and passing legislation which is driving this country hopelessly into further debt. Does this remind anyone of Nero fiddling while Rome was burning? Now for some specific examples: ❏ The bailouts for large financial institutions and the auto industry. ❏ The stimulus billions for jobs that cost more to create than the revenue they generate. I think they are mostly government-related jobs. ❏ The proposed and long debated Health Care Reform. ❏ The various proposed firearm control bills. I think it is up to approximately seven or more now. All this does is tell the criminals they will eventually have a “free reign” on society. ❏ The healthy salary increases they awarded themselves but, denied to Social Security recipients. ❏ How about their “pansy” attitude on terrorism? When are heads going to roll relative to the Christmas incident? My guess — never. However, someone was responsible in our vast bureaucratic government system to prevent it. If you want this to continue, sit back and fiddle while the USA burns. If not, call, write or fax your Congressmen and remind them that you are fed-up and they may lose their “cushy” jobs in November, 2010 or 2012. RUSSELL B. NOEL Lee County ■ 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: bliggett@sanfordherald.com. Include phone number for verification.


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OBITUARIES Ascencion Morales

SANFORD — Ascencion Morales, 69, of Lot 26 Thornwood Village, died Saturday (1/9/10) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. She was born July 7, 1940 in Guerrero, Mexico, daughter of the late Ferman Gama and Luciana Garcia Gama. She is survived by her husband, Pedro Morales of Sanford; daughters, Angeleca Morales, Balbina Morales, Maria Morales, Francisca Morales and Clara Morales, all of Sanford; sons, Nicador Morales, Rey Morales, Ernesto Morales, Epefanio Morales and Magdaleno Morales, all of Sanford; sisters, Felpa Gama and Wanita Gama of Guerrero, Mexico; brothers, Bonifacio Gama, Alfonso Gama, Claudio Gama, Pauleno Gama, Alberto Gama, Pedro Gama and Santos Gama, all of Guerrero, Mexico; 38 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday prior to the service at the church. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Sanford with Father Stephen Worsley officiating. Burial will follow in Coyuca De Catalan, Mexico. Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.

Thursday at his home. Arrangements are by Jones and Little’s Funeral Service of Aberdeen.

Frances Willett SANFORD — Frances Oldham Willett, 68, died Monday (1/11/10) at her home. She was born in Lee County, daughter of the late Garfield Beal Oldham and Lillie Mae Hart Oldham. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Burns. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Willett; sons, Ronnie Willett and wife Jeanette and Randy Willett and wife Jennifer, both of Gulf, and Bobby Willett of the USS George Washington; daughters, Carrie Hooker and husband Paul of Goldston and Tabitha Clack and husband Brian of Dallas, Texas; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Rogers Memorial Chapel with Pastor Todd Brown and the Rev. Wes Register officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be made at www.rogerspickard.com. Memorials can be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1414 E. 11th St., Siler City, N.C. 27344. Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

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CARTHAGE — James D. Cook, 69, died Tuesday (1/12/2010) at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage.

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SANFORD — Willie Stringfellow, 67, of 1300 Woodland Ave., died Sunday (1/10/10) at Pinehurst Manor Care. He is survived by a daughter, Francina Stringfellow of Southern Pines; sons, Willie M. Stringfellow of High Point and Edward W. Stringfellow of Southern Pines; and a brother, Van Stringfellow of Sanford. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.

SANFORD — Funeral service for Alvis Nathan Goldston, 68, of 301 Wheel Hollow Apts., who died Thursday (1/7/10), was conducted Tuesday at Roberts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Goldston with the Rev. William Harvey Alston officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Musician was Thelma Robinson. Soloist was Patricia Alston. Pallbearers were his cousins. Honorary pallbearers were classmates of 1959. Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

APEX — David Robertson Sugg Jr., 62, died Sunday (12/6/09). A native of Nash County, he was born Feb. 2, 1947, son of the late David Sugg Sr. and Phoebe Jane Harris Sugg. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served on the USS Sunfish submarine in the Atlantic Fleet during the Vietnam war. He had lived in Apex since the early 1970’s, and in Chatham County for the past 10 years. He was the owner/operator of David Sugg Plumbing of Apex. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Sugg. He is survived by daughters, Jennifer Sugg of Bynum and Amy Sugg Burke of Pittsboro; a sister, Phoebe Jane Sugg Wahab of Bath; one stepgrandchild; and former wife of 25 years, Carol Payne of Bynum. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Point Church in Pittsboro with Pastor Terry Dorsey officiating. Condolences may be made at www.hallwynne. com. Memorials may be made to the Goathouse Refuge, 680 Alton Alston Road, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312. Arrangements are by HallWynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

Ernestine McFadyen LAKEVIEW — Ernestine McFadyen, 87, died Sunday (1/10/10). Born in 1922, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Alexander and Susan Keith McFadyen. She was a member of Lakeview Presbyterian Church and served as Clerk of the Session. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Magnolia 26. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Daisy McFadyen; eight nieces; six nephews and five special extended family members. She was preceded in death by sisters, Janie Beard, Mary

Martha Minter Terrell CAMERON — Martha Minter Terrell, 77, of Cameron, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. She was born December 31, 1932 in Lee County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Verne Minter. She was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church and a retired X-Ray Technician after 34 years of service to her profession. She loved her dogs and cats and loved to dance at the Senior Citizens Center. Her hobbies included crafts and she loved to travel with her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband in May 2009, Graham S. Terrell. She is survived by one son, James Terrell and wife Andre of Sanford; a stepdaughter, Teresa Faw and husband Richard of Cameron; three grandchildren; Terrell seven step grandchildren and 14 step great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two stepsons, Mike and Jimmy Terrell. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home Chapel in Sanford with the Rev. Scott Faw and the Rev. Scott Yow officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery in Sanford. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www. millerboles.com. Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford is serving the family. Paid obituary

York, Margaret Hennings and Algene McFadyen; and brothers, Finley, Hugh and Lewis McFadyen. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of Sue Beard McKenzie, 170 Crystal Lake Drive, Lakeview. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lakeview Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Marian Carmical officiating. Burial will follow at Cypress Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.coxmemorialfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374 or to Lakeview Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 32, Lakeview, N.C. 28350. Arrangements are by Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory of Vass.

Sunnie Byrd LILLINGTON — Sunnie Marie Byrd, 52, died Tuesday (1/12/10) at Universal Health Care in Lillington. Arrangements will be announced by O’QuinnPeebles Funeral Home of Lillington.

Michael Cunningham SILER CITY — Michael Paul Alex Cunningham, 30, of Pleasant Hill Church Road, died Sunday (1/10/10) following a period of declining health while awaiting a heart transplant. He was born Feb. 24, 1979 in Leesburg, Va., son of Philip and Rose Norton Cunningham. He worked as a paramedic and a scrub nurse as long as his health permitted. He is survived by his wife, Ginger McLaurin Cunningham of the home; parents, Philip and Rose Cunningham of Cary; inlaws, Edward and Sandra McLaurin of Siler City; a

sister, Jenny Parker of Cary; brothers, David Cunningham of Fredricksburg, Va. and Christopher Cunningham of Wilmington; grandparents, Mary Ledlie Cunningham of Waynesboro, Pa. and Irene McLaurin of Siler City; and brothersin-law, Shane Brafford and wife Jordan and Edward McLaurin III. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit with the family following the service. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Pleasant Hill Church Road, Siler City, N.C. 27344. Arrangements are by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

Mary Wood ROBBINS — Mary Ruth Seawell Wood, 70, died Monday (1/11/10) at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. She was born April 14, 1939 in Moore County, daughter of the late William and Ocia Williams Seawell. She was elected to the Robbins Town Board, where she served until her health problems forced her to retire. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus E. Wood. She is survived by a daughter, Alison Sipes and husband Robert of Raleigh; one grandson; sisters, Emily Davis and husband Harold of Eagle Springs and Linda Laton of Raleigh; two nephews; one great-niece Madison Laton and one great-nephew. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant View Friends Church in Eagle Springs. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Pleasant View Friends Church, c/o Greer Williams, 1071 Talc Mine Raod, Robbins, N.C. 27325. Arrangements are by Kennedy Funeral Home of Robbins.

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Incentives on the agenda today By GORDON ANDERSON anderson@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — The Sanford City Council will hold a public hearing today on an incentives package worth $25,043 to Parkdale America, a cotton spinning mill on U.S. 421.

BRIEFS Applications taken for JobReady grants

SANFORD — Applications are now being accepted for the Lee County JobReady’s 2010 Career and Technical Education Grants. The grants are open to four specific groups: Lee County Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers and programs; all Lee County Schools Pre-K through Early College teachers (non-CTE); Central Carolina Community College (to benefit current or prospective Lee County CCCC students); and local non-profit organizations that serve Lee County. Contact information is included in the grant packet. All applications/ proposals are due by noon Feb. 15. Proposals will be selected by the Lee County JobReady’s Grant Selection Committee and approved by the entire membership in February. — staff reports

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If the council approves the incentive, it will be given over a five-year period in exchange for the installation of $2.5 million in new spinning equipment purchased from HanesBrands, which ceased operations in October. A vote on whether to grant the

incentive is set to follow the public hearing. Following the public hearing and the vote, the council will re-convene as the Law and Finance Committee, which discusses issues the council will address in the future. The Lee County Board of Commissioners voted

6-1 on Jan. 4 to grant a $34,781 incentive to the company.

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Wilson said Reives is a determined person who won’t let illness keep him down. “He’s strong, and if there’s a way, he’ll find it,” he said. “I feel confident he’ll overcome this. He’s not going to sit and mope and have a pity party, he’s going to find a way to get back on his feet.” Richard Hayes, one of Reives’ colleagues on the board of commissioners, expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery. “He’s a valued member of the commission, and I look to him a great deal for his experience, having served on the board for 20 years,” Hayes said. “I can’t say enough about his value to the commission, and I hope for his speedy recovery so he can come back and give us his full energy and support.” Hayes said he hadn’t been able to visit or speak with Reives but that he’d heard from people who had that they were “guardedly encouraged by his condition. I take that as a good sign.”

Commissioner Linda Shook also expressed hope that Reives is able to make a quick recovery. “Robert and his family really need the prayers of everyone in the community right now,” Shook said. “I consider Robert a colleague and a friend. We’ve been at odds on some issues in the past, but regardless of that I have a lot of respect for him. When I heard that he’d been hospitalized, I was very troubled.” Reives, a Democrat, has represented the county’s first district since 1990. His seat is up for election in November, but he will have to decide by Feb. 26 whether to seek re-election.

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start doing some work to figure this out (today). But he’s a strong guy and I’m sure that whatever it is, he’ll beat it and recover.” Reives II added that “any prayers people in the community can offer will be appreciated.” Bill Wilson, a Sanford attorney who has known Reives since 1978, praised Reives’ record as a public servant. “While he’s a district representative, he always prides himself on being a commissioner for all of the citizens in Lee County,” Wilson said. “He doesn’t discriminate based on where you live. He’ll take your call.” Wilson described Reives as “a problem-solver who isn’t used to saying ‘no.’” “He’s used to finding solutions and making things happen,” Wilson said. Outside of public life, Reives is an avid golfer. “He talks a better game than he plays,” Wilson said with a laugh.

Want to go? The Sanford City Council will meet at 1 p.m. today in the council chambers at City Hall, 225 E. Weatherspoon St. The meeting is open to the public.

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STATE BRIEFS Governor says she’s getting more budget info

Duke Energy sets record for use in Carolinas

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says she’s finally getting more details on state programs so she can better evaluate whether to recommend cutting or eliminating them. Perdue told reporters Tuesday her budget office has been working for months to collect information on expenses that appear every year in state government spending plans. She says her budgetwriters didn’t have enough information to determine what the specific lines in the budget paid for and whether they were useful or wasteful. Perdue and her budget staff plan to work during this holiday weekend reviewing the details. The governor will present a budget proposal to lawmakers when they reconvene in May.

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Customers of Duke Energy in the Carolinas have set a record for winter electricity demand as prolonged freezing temperatures prompted residents to use more energy to heat their homes. The Charlotte-based utility says it generated 17,282 megawatt-hours of electricity between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Monday. That topped a previous winter demand record of 16,968 megawatt hours on Feb. 5, 2009. Duke Energy President Brett Carter says the record shows providers need to make sure customers have a wide array of energy resources available when demand escalates. On Monday, Raleigh-based Progress Energy said its Carolinas customers set a winter demand record, using more than 12,500 megawatt-hours of electricity during the same time frame.

Explosives container shuts down port MOREHEAD CITY (AP) — Officials shut down a North Carolina port and urged people to leave the area Tuesday after a forklift operator punctured at least one container filled with a powerful explosive. The material was pentaerythritol tetranitrate, but it’s not clear what form it was in, Mayor Jerry Jones said. The chemical is also known as PETN, the substance authorities say was part of a device a Nigerian man used to try to bring down a Detroitbound Northwest flight on Christmas Day. PETN is often used in military explosives and found inside blasting caps. It is also the primary ingredient in detonating cords used for industrial explosions. Jones said the damage appeared to be an accident and there were

no concerns about terrorism. He said a dock worker punctured a container as he was unloading barrels of the chemical. Any accident involving hazardous materials must be reported immediately to the Morehead City Fire Department. “That’s how we found out about it,� he said. “We don’t think there’s a danger. Everything is under control. But you have to be careful.� Officials had earlier said nine containers were punctured, but Jones said he was not sure exactly how many were damaged. He said he did not know the chemical was being shipped through the port, but whoever was shipping it should have contacted the city’s emergency management

department. A telephone message left for Morehead City Fire Chief Wes Lail was not immediately returned. Karen Fox, a spokeswoman with the North Carolina State Ports Authority, said the chemical was being unloaded in Morehead City. But she said she did not know where the shipment came from or where it was headed. “Explosive materials are handled routinely at the port,� she said. Meanwhile, police told people near the port to stay away from windows and doors. Officers were sent downtown to knock on doors and relay alert and evacuation recommendations. About 8,800 people live in the coastal town. Morehead City police

spokeswoman Amy H. Thompson said people close to the port were leaving, but she did not know how many. The Morehead port is one of the deepest on the East coast. Its Web site says its top import last year was sulfur products and the top export was phosphate. Locals said there was no sense of panic. Drew Hall, who answered the phone at Crystal Coast Jamboree, a concert hall near the port, said she could see police lights. “Everybody is going about their business,� said Hall, 27 who has lived in Morehead City her whole life and does not remember a similar incident. “Why get nervous? Things happen. You can’t freak out in times like this. If you freak out, you’re going to go down.�

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2 dead in Ga. shooting; suspect was ex-employee

Job openings drop as hiring remains elusive

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Dressed in camouflage and armed with a handgun, a disgruntled ex-employee opened fire Tuesday at a truck rental business in suburban Atlanta, killing two people and injuring three others, police said. The lone gunman drove off in a pickup truck and was arrested after police stopped him about a mile from the Penske Truck Rental facility, Cobb County police spokesman Joe Hernandez said. “He wasn’t here for very long and it wasn’t long before he was taken into custody,� Hernandez said. Penske spokesman Randy Ryerson said four of the victims were employees and the other was a customer. Neither police or Ryerson immediately identified the suspect or released the conditions of those wounded. The suspect worked at the business for several years, Hernandez said, but it was unclear when and why he left. The gunman confronted someone in the parking lot and moved to an area where there are truck bays, shooting victims, Hernandez said. A man who witnessed the arrest said the suspect looked “out of his mind� and “all drugged up.�

WASHINGTON (AP) — The competition for jobs is intensifying as companies are reluctant to hire new workers, leaving millions of unemployed Americans chasing fewer job openings. There were nearly 6.4 unemployed workers, on average, for each available job at the end of November, according to Labor Department data released Tuesday. That’s up from 6.1 in October and a record high. There were 1.7 jobless people for each opening in December 2007, when the recession began. Job openings fell sharply to 2.42 million in November from 2.57 million in October, according to the department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey. That may sound like a lot, given the depths of the recession, but it’s the lowest number of job openings since July 2009 and the second-lowest since the department began tracking the data in 2000. It’s also about half the peak level of 4.8 million, reached in June 2007. The decline shows that even as layoffs are slowing, hiring hasn’t picked up. The economy lost 85,000 jobs in December, the department said last week.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has indicated support for a national clearinghouse where consumers could shop for health coverage and an end to the decadesold antitrust exemption enjoyed by insurance companies, Democratic officials said Tuesday. In signaling his preferences, Obama is siding with House Democrats over their Senate counterparts on issues crucial to negotiations on his health care overhaul. House Democrats are pressing for both provisions to be included in the final measure, now that their proposal for a government-run insurance option appears dead due to opposition from key Senate moderates. Obama has sided with the Senate to support a new tax on high-value insurance plans opposed in the House. Obama met with House Democratic leaders last week as they sought support from the president on other priorities. He is now indicating support for creation of a national exchange rather than the state-based structure in the Senate bill, and for revoking the antitrust exemption, which the Senate bill does not do, the officials

insurance. Both bills would extend health coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans over the next decade. But there are important differences that are now the subject of intense closed-door negotiations among House and Senate Democratic leaders and White House officials. One is the structure of a new insurance marketplace, called an exchange, where uninsured or selfemployed Americans and small businesses would go to shop for insurance plans that would have to meet certain standards. The House bill creates a national exchange regulated by the federal government, and House Democrats contend the national setup and larger pool would yield more competition for consumers and accountability for insurance companies.

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PRECIOUS METALS Last Gold (troy oz) $1128.90 Silver (troy oz) $18.243 Copper (pound) $3.3375 Aluminum (pound) $1.0522 Platinum (troy oz) $1573.90

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O’Brien says no thanks to move

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conan O’Brien has refused to play along with NBC’s plan to move “The Tonight Show” and return Jay Leno to late-night, abruptly derailing the network’s effort to resolve its scheduling mess. O’Brien said in a statement Tuesday that shifting “Tonight” will “seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting,” and he expressed disappointment that NBC had given him less than a year to establish himself as host at 11:35 p.m. EST. He doesn’t have an offer in hand from another network, O’Brien said. Fox, which lacks a network late-night show, has expressed its appreciation for him but said this week that no negotiations have been held. In his statement, wryly addressed to “People of Earth,” the comic knocked his network’s prime-time ratings woes, which stem in part from the poor performance of Leno’s new prime-time show. “The Jay Leno Show” debuted in the fall after Leno surrendered his 17-year stake in the “Tonight” last spring to O’Brien. “It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some

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Conan O’Brien makes his debut as the host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” in Universal City, Calif. on June 1, 2009. degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both,” O’Brien said. “But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my ‘Tonight Show’ in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in primetime by making a change in their long-established late night schedule. Growing up watching “Tonight” host Johnny Carson and getting the chance to “one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me,” and was an opportunity he worked long and hard to obtain, O’Brien said. “Tonight” has long been the dominant latenight program on televi-

sion, with O’Brien following in a line of hosts that included Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson and Leno. For many of those years, an appearance on “Tonight,” particularly for comics, could make or break a career. NBC wants to move Leno out of prime-time and to the 11:35 p.m. slot with a half-hour show, bumping “Tonight” to 12:05 a.m. — the latest it’s ever regularly aired. The network was under pressure to make a change from its affiliate stations, who found Leno’s show an inadequate ratings lead-in for their lucrative local newscasts. Online, many took to O’Brien’s defense and applauded the host’s stand against NBC. “Team Conan” was one of the

most popular Twitter topics Tuesday afternoon, as young viewers pledged their allegiance to O’Brien. An O’Brien portrait also circulated as a badge of support. Referring to the “Tonight” show host’s playful nickname, it read, “I’m with Coco,” and featured a black-and-white picture of a regal-looking O’Brien standing in front of an American flag. The only color: his shock of orange hair. Fox has had trouble launching late-night shows in the past, with Chevy Chase and Joan Rivers as notable failures. O’Brien offers the advantage of being a proven performer with a team experienced in putting on a show. “Certainly Conan has a loyal audience and he’s been able to effectively position himself as a victim of NBC’s schedule shuffle,” said Rash, who added that the tone of O’Brien’s show seems to fit Fox’s brand better than it does NBC’s. NBC announced the “Tonight Show” succession plan in 2004, well before Leno’s departure, to try to avoid the LenoDavid Letterman battle that ensued when Carson retired. But it didn’t count on Leno remaining atop the late-night ratings when he was pushed out of “Tonight.”

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NY’s top court rejects Rather’s appeal against CBS

Domingo announces 5 productions of DC opera season

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s top court Tuesday rejected Dan Rather’s bid to reinstate his $70 million breach-ofcontract lawsuit against CBS Corp. Rather’s motion was Rather denied without comment Tuesday by the Court of Appeals. CBS spokeswoman Shannon Jacobs said the network was pleased with the outcome. Rather, who now produces an hourlong news program for cable channel HDNet, issued a statement calling the ruling “a grave miscarriage of justice.” “I am disappointed that no court or jury studied the evidence and heard the actual facts of the case. The case was dismissed on purely technical grounds,” Rather said. “My mission continues to be working to ensure that the media can gather and report news unfettered by the influence of government and major corporate interests.” Rather sued CBS and its top executives in 2007, claiming he had been wrongfully removed from his “CBS Evening News” anchor post over a report that examined President George W. Bush’s military service. His lawsuit claimed fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as breach of contract.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington National Opera will stage five productions in the 2010-2011 season, including a production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” that’s new to the nation’s capital. General Director Placido Domingo will return to sing and conduct on the Washington stage. The shortened season announced Tuesday also includes Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera,” Strauss’ “Salome,” Gluke’s “Iphigenie en Tauride” and Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale.” The company announced in November that it would scale back its production schedule from six shows to help tackle a budget crisis. It will offer more performances, though, of each production.

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Thief nabs $1M in jewels, clothes from Usher’s SUV ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a thief stole $1 million in jewelry, clothing and other belongings from R&B singer Usher’s SUV while he shopped last month. According to an Atlanta Police Department report, the Atlanta resident was returning from the airport on Dec. 14 when he and a companion stopped at an AT&T Store in an upscale shopping area in the Buckhead neighborhood. Police say an unidentifed man pried open the driver’s side door of the SUV and stole $1,065,700 worth of laptops, cameras, jewels and other items. A witness tells police the suspect escaped in a burgundy Chevrolet Impala. A message left seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned by a spokeswoman for Usher, whose real name is Usher Raymond IV.

Cybill Shepherd’s son charged in mid-air thefts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The son of actress Cybill Shepherd has been charged with stealing from fellow airplane passengers during a cross-country flight. Police say 22-year-old Cyrus Shepherd-Oppenheim was arrested in Philadelphia on Tuesday around midnight after the United Airlines plane arrived from San Francisco. Police say witnesses identified Shepherd-Oppenheim as the man who allegedly stole cash, a digital camera, leather make-up case and a small travel bag from two passengers’ carry-on luggage. Shepherd-Oppenheim has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property. ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 **= No Pases *Not Showing on Friday 12/25/09

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people like (U.S. Rep. ) Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), who stood up at the meeting and called the president a liar. It may not be kosher to say that, but I applaud the man for standing up and saying what he meant.” Deatrich cited experience running his own business and working in government as reasons that he’d make a good replacement for Etheridge. “I’m familiar with state and federal budgets and the nonsense you have to go through with the federal

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government,” Deatrich said. Deatrich said his platform includes “getting America back to work,” providing for national security, making America energy independent, defending the Constitution, “lowering or eliminating the income tax,” and providing for states’ rights. He also stressed that he’s a staunch abortion opponent. “I’m pro-life, no ifs ands or buts about it. I’m a Christian. Jesus is my friend. We need to get back to a Christian, moral base for our government,” he said. Ellmers joked that she

wanted to go to Washington “so I don’t have to pay my taxes anymore” before saying that she wanted to be in Congress for her 14year-old son. “Washington is broken,” she said. “I want my son to grow up with the same advantages we’ve had. Our children’s future is at risk.” A nurse, Ellmers said she got involved in the debate over President Obama’s health care reform proposals over the summer of 2009. “As a nurse, I felt it was my responsibility to be a voice for nurses,” she said. “Bob Etheridge was quoted as saying doctors and nurses are overwhelmingly in

favor of health care reform. That’s absolutely not true. I wanted to make sure that got out to the people.” Ellmers said health care reform is one of many aspects of the Democratic agenda designed to expand government reach. “As we speak, in the Oval Office, there may be President Obama, (House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi and (Senate Majority Leader Harry) Reid having a discussion about our future,” she said. “This is designed for one purpose — control of our lives. We can’t allow it to go on anymore.” The audience also had a chance to ask questions of the candidates.

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Charlie Parks, a Lee County resident, said he wanted to know what the candidates would do to work against whatever health care reforms are made in the bill currently being discussed by Congressional leaders and what they would do to stop spending. Ellmers said she doesn’t believe Obama’s statement that he wanted to be the last president to deal with health care. “We’re waiting to find out what will happen with the health care bill, and it looks like something will pass. Regardless of what they pass ... they will not stop,” she said. “You can be sure they will press forward. Ultimately, they want that public option. That’s been their main goal all along. iI will fight all those things. Health care is not a right. There is a responsibility for individuals to pay for health care.” As for spending, Ellmers pointed out that China holds much of the debt for American spending and questioned whether future

generations would be “beholden” to that government. “We’re borrowing money from China, and now our community colleges are starting to offer Chinese as a language,” she said. “Why do you think that is? Our children will be beholden to China. The buck has to stop here.” Deatrich pointed out that electing only him or Ellmers wouldn’t be the answer. “When we go to Washington, if there’s only one conservative candidate from the state of North Carolina, it’s not going to make a difference,” he said. “We’ve got to have conservatives all over the U.S. We’ve got to replace about 40 of those representatives. If we don’t have a majority it won’t happen.” He also told voters to be as engaged as possible with the issues facing the nation. “When you leave here, have your friends ask when you’re going to shut up about politics. Talk about it every day,” he said.

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Lady Crusaders roll over Lions By ALEX PODLOGAR alexp@sanfordherald.com

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CARROLL EXCITED ABOUT COACHING IN SEATTLE

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll took over as the new coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday with an authority that he said mirrors the latitude Southern California gave him to restore its dynasty. “They have embraced my approach ... in a manner in which they want to wipe the path clear and give me the clearest opportunity to bring everything that I have to offer. That’s really what I was looking for, the trust and belief from the top of the organization,” Carroll said a day after his public farewell from USC. “They don’t have an agenda of how they want their football played. They want me to do that. That’s exactly and precisely what I was looking for.”

SANFORD — Grace Christian coach Joel Murr entered this week a little worried about what might take place. After all, it’s exam week at Grace Christian, and Murr’s Lady Crusaders have two of their toughest conference opponents

scheduled this week. On Tuesday night, the Crusaders aced their first exam. League unbeaten Grace Christian had little trouble with third-place Gospel Light, using a 22-8 run in the second quarter to cruise to a comfortable 52-34 victory. “This was a big game for us because at their place, we

only won by five,” Murr said. “It’s exam week, too, so the girls are headed home to study for exams.” Their next test comes on Friday when the Crusaders travel to second-place Salem Baptist. “We’re getting our two toughest opponents this week,” Murr said. But so far nobody can question Grace Christian. The Cru-

saders (16-6) are 8-0 in league play and could be on pace to match the 2006 Grace Christian team that finished the conference season undefeated. Haley Bryant had a game-high 22 points and 10 steals for Grace while Taylor Hilliard and Anna Murr had eight points each. Gospel Light was led by Suzanne Smith’s 13 points.

CENTRAL CAROLINA COUGARS

Depleted Cougars still have high hopes After losing nearly half its roster to academic issues, CCCC plays on By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

MLB WADA: MAC ADMISSION SHOULD SPUR BASEBALL

LONDON (AP) — The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency says Mark McGwire’s admission of steroid use should spur baseball to get tougher on drug cheats. WADA president John Fahey said Tuesday that despite “incremental progress” baseball’s drug program still falls short of the “universally accepted standards” of the international code on doping. After years of denying he took performance-enhancing drugs, a tearful McGwire apologized Monday. He said he used steroids and human growth hormone on and off for a decade, starting before the 1990 season and including 1998 when he hit 70 homers to break Roger Maris’ record.

NCAA APP ST. TO VISIT FLORIDA IN 2010

BOONE (AP) — Appalachian State will close the 2010 regular season with a game at Florida. The school announced the 11-game schedule Tuesday that includes a matchup with the Gators on Nov. 20. The schools have never met. The Mountaineers will open with a Southern Conference game for the first time in 19 years on Sept. 4 at Chattanooga. That will be followed by a two-game homestand against Jacksonville and North Carolina Central and then the school’s open date. Appalachian State’s homecoming game is Oct. 9 against rival Elon. The final home game is Nov. 13 against Wofford. Appalachian State announced it will not raise ticket prices for home games.

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CCCC’s Jerome Perkins (left) goes up for a shot as GTCC’s Travis DeShazior looks on in this file photo from a Cougars’ game earlier this season.

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Duke’s Mason Plumlee scores during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta.

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DURHAM — Midway through the second half of Duke’s victory over Iowa State a week ago, freshman Mason Plumlee soared off the floor in pursuit of a lob pass only

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SANFORD — Central Carolina’s basketball program might be down to just seven players, but coach Doug Connor’s expectations remain high. The Cougars are currently 10-8 overall and 1-1 in the NJCAA Region 10 Conference entering Tuesday night’s game against Cape Fear Community College in Sanford. Results were not available by presstime. At the beginning of the season, the Cougars had 13 players on the roster. After the holiday break, six players were ruled academically ineligible, including All-American forward Adrian Jones. Now, Connor has to change the way he prepares with a shortened bench. “You’re always concerned whenever you don’t have a bench,” said Connor. “We’ve got to change the way we gameplan now. The guys on the floor have to avoid getting into foul trouble because we have no one to turn to on the bench.” Despite the depleted

to come down to Earth after his attempt at a one-handed dunk banged off the rim. On Duke’s next possession, with Plumlee watching from the bench and his older brother back in the game, Miles Plumlee received a similar lob and went up strong

for a two-handed dunk. “Coach was just like, ‘In a close game, that’s huge. You just can’t afford that. You’ve got to go for everything with two hands,’ “ Mason Plumlee

See Duke, Page 3B

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s Marcus Ginyard has missed four games this season because of injuries, but whenever the fifth-year senior is on the court, he provides Coach Roy Williams with a security blanket. “You’ve got one guy who knows exactly what he’s supposed to do defensively and has a great chance to do it the right way,” Williams said. “I think if we can get him healthy and keep him healthy, it’s going to be a huge, huge bonus for our team.” And the benefit of having Ginyard on the court could pay off tonight when the Tar Heels play their first ACC road game at No. 24 Clemson (9 p.m., ESPN). UNC, which boasts five freshmen, is 1-4 away from the Smith Cen-

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Wrestling Overhills at Southern Lee 6 p.m. Lee County at Cary 7 p.m.

GOLF Tough Day tourney rescheduled SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Quail Ridge Golf Course has rescheduled its Tough Day Tournament for 10 a.m. on Saturday. The tournament will be flighted and played in a two-person superball format. Cost for entry is $45 a person. For more information, contact the pro shop at (919) 776-6623.

Thursday, Jan. 14 Swimming Cape Fear Valley Conference meet at Campbell University 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 15 Boys Basketball Holly Springs at Lee County 7:30 p.m. Grace Christian at Salem Baptist 7:30 p.m. Lee Christian at Alamance Christian 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Lee County at Holly Springs 7:30 p.m. Lee Christian at Alamance Christian 6 p.m. Grace Christian at Salem Baptist 6 p.m. Gymnastics Southern Lee, Lee County at North Raleigh Gymnastics 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 18 No sports scheduled

Tuesday, Jan. 19 Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball Belmont Abbey JV at Central Carolina 7 p.m. Boys Basketball Faith Christian at Lee Christian 7:30 p.m. Grace Christian at Alamance Christian 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Faith Christian at Lee Christian 7:30 p.m. Grace Christian at Alamance Christian 6 p.m.

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NCAA More than 50 ex-players ready for alumni game CHAPEL HILL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; More than 50 former North Carolina menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball players have committed to play in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebration of a Centuryâ&#x20AC;? basketball game on Feb. 12 at the Smith Center. The alumni game is part of the reunion weekend to celebrate the 100th year of UNC basketball as former players, coaches and managers have been invited to attend the game against N.C. State on Feb. 13. AP photo Three starters from the North Carolina Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Josh Davis, right, drives past Florida Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ryan Reid, left, in the first half during an NCAA 1993 national championship college basketball game Tuesday in Tallahassee, Fla. team â&#x20AC;&#x201D; George Lynch, Eric Montross and Brian Reese â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as teammates Kevin Salvadori, Matt Wenstrom and Serge Zwikker are all scheduled to play. Former U.S. Olympians Bobby Jones, Walter Davis and J.R. Reid will also play, along with NBA champions Pete Chilcutt and Scott Williams. Tickets for the alumni rules, and redshirt freshoffensive linemen James carries for 41 yards in By BRIANA GORMAN bgorman@heraldsun.com man White quit the team game are $10 and are availHurst, a five-star recruit three games this season able at TarHeelBlue.com or before breaking his right and is leaving UNC. from Plainfield, Ind., CHAPEL HILL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Five by calling the ticket office wrist against Georgia Bell, Jacobs, Mason and Terrence Leifheit, at 962-2296 or 1-800-722players have left the and White had no statisa four-star recruit from Southern. HEEL. North Carolina foottics for the 2009 season. Wilmington, along with Bell, a freshman, ball program and four tight end Sean Fitzpatrick was suspended for the freshmen have enrolled Meineke Car Care Bowl from Pittsford, N.Y., and early, a team spokesman on Dec. 26 for violating cornerback D.J. Bunn, confirmed Tuesday. who transferred from team rules and ultimately Running back Jamal Hargrave Military Acaddismissed from the team. Womble, linebacker Jacobs decided to emy, all have enrolled for Hawatha Bell, tight end forego his final year of eliUNCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spring semester. Vince Jacobs, wide regibility and will graduate Womble, a redshirt ceiver Rashad Mason and freshman, cited academic in May. Mason, a sophotight end Randy White more, decided to transfer problems on his Facewill not return for the after being suspended book page and said he 2010 season. will transfer to a junior indefinitely earlier in the However, freshmen season for violating team college. Womble had six

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Manning, Lewis ready for battle of words

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peyton Manning will spend Saturday night doing his usual work, barking instructions at the line of scrimmage. Ray Lewis will try to match Manning word for word, jab for jab, audible for audible. Their teammates have been through enough of these rounds to know it will be the most entertaining, and loudest, chess match of the divisional-round weekend. It’s Peyton vs. Ray, The Sequel. “It can get pretty chaotic out there,” Colts left tackle Charlie Johnson said with a laugh, reflecting on other times he’s been in the

crossfire. “They’ve played against each other so many times that Peyton will make a check and then Ray will make a check and then Peyton will make another check. In a way, it’s kind of fun to listen to.” Or at least to see how two of the best players at their positions, arguably of all-time, manage this battle of wits. In many ways, the resumes of Manning and Lewis look virtually the same. The Colts quarterback is the NFL’s first four-time MVP. The Ravens linebacker is one of only four players in league history to earn two NFL defensive player of

the year awards. Both have become playoff regulars, perennial Pro Bowlers, Super Bowl champions and Super Bowl MVPs. Manning is considered the game’s best student because of the countless hours he spends breaking down tape, memorizing defenses and using his knowledge to make all the right calls at all the right times. Lewis is Manning’s defensive equivalent. He has spent the past 14 seasons putting teammates in position to harass quarterbacks, force mistakes and create one of the league’s most AP photo feared units. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning walks to the fi eld before an NFL footAnd, clearly, they respect ball game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., on Sunday, Jan. 3. each other.

Heels

The Tar Heels’ most recent road loss was in overtime at the College of Charleston on Jan 4., and it was the third straight game Ginyard had missed with a sprained right ankle. At the end of the game, the young Tar Heels (12-4, 1-0) made some mistakes that Williams blamed partially on inexperience and coaching. If Ginyard had been

playing — as well as junior Will Graves, who was out with an ankle sprain — there’s no way to know if the Charleston game would have had a different outcome. But there’s also no argument among the Tar Heels that they would have felt more comfortable with the more experienced players on the court in a tight game. “We’re definitely a lot

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ter, which has not escaped the players’ notice. “I just want to win no matter what we do, no matter where we go,” point guard Larry Drew II said. “The fact that we’re 1-4 on the road going into ACC play is a little alarming.”

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said. “I’m going to become a twohanded dunker really quick.” In some ways, it was a case of big brother showing little brother the ropes, though Mason Plumlee didn’t really need a sibling on the squad to learn a lesson. Every freshman must endure some form of a learning curve, and McDonald’s All-Americans are no exception. Still, as the No. 8 Blue Devils continue conference play with tonight’s home game against Boston College (7 p.m., ESPN), Plumlee appears to be straightening things out since a wrist injury put a serious speed bump in his path. “He’s a freshman, and there’s

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roster, Connor is still confident about his team’s chances to win the Region 10 Conference, which would qualify the Cougars for the NJCAA National Tournament. “I’m still feeling good,” said Connor. “We’ve got a good group of athletes. We just need to play our game and play defense for the full 40 minutes. If we can stay out of foul trouble, I think we’ve got a good chance of making a run.” The Cougars still have leading scorer Travis Jackson, who is averaging 19.5 points per game. Dejan Brown is also still a valuable member of the Cougars, averaging 16 points per game. Jerome Perkins is another double-digit scorer still on the team. Perkins averages 10 points and two boards per game. Central Carolina got off to a 5-1 start and earned the school’s first ever national ranking. But since being ranked at No. 10 in the season’s first Division-3 poll, the Cougars lost three of its next four games to fall out of the polls. The Cougars suffered losses to Cape Fear, North Carolina’s junior varsity team, Pitt Community College, Guilford Tech, Patrick Henry and Wake Tech. “We were playing a tough schedule,” said Connor. “We played some Division-I schools during that stretch and a lot of those games were close losses that could have gone either way. Of all the teams in our conference, we definitely played the toughest nonconference schedule.

just a progression that freshmen need to take, but his is a fast one because he gets it and he’s good,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He’s really taken a step forward in every game he’s played since coming back from the wrist injury. “I think what we’re seeing now is what we would have seen before Christmas if he hadn’t been hurt, and then we probably would be seeing something a little bit different now if he hadn’t been knocked back by that injury.” Plumlee, projected as a starter heading into the season, spent the first six games on the sidelines with a broken bone in his left wrist. He totaled 14 points and 10 rebounds in his first five games, but he has 38 points and 22 rebounds over the past four. Miles Plumlee, still in the

I think that schedule will help us the rest of the way as we try and make a run in conference.” Speaking of conference action, Cnnor feels that the Cougars have a strong shot at winning it. However, he also says that the talent level in all the conference schools is pretty equal. “Our conference is pretty even,” said Connor. “Anybody can beat anybody. There are some very good teams in our league, like Davidson Community College and Caldwell. Every team has

older and more mature out there, so guys know what to do a lot more [when Marcus and Will play],” senior forward Deon Thompson said. “With those guys out there, we have a different calm about us. Guys aren’t so uptight and it really does help us.” Ginyard finally returned to the lineup Sunday in a win over Virginia Tech, and while his impact was not

starting lineup while his brother continues to come off the bench, also has enjoyed a recent spike, scoring 28 points and grabbing 25 rebounds over Duke’s past four games. In Saturday’s loss at Georgia Tech, the Plumlees combined to score 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting with 11 rebounds against some of the best big men around. “These guys are good, and they’re both developing players,” Krzyzewski said. “Both of them are going to be excellent players.” Mason Plumlee arrived at Duke as a highly touted big man out of the Christ School in Arden, the center of attention on his state championship team and beyond. But once at Duke, he’s had to adjust to being the new kid on the block.

necessarily felt in the stat sheet — two points and one assist in 20 minutes — he gave his team a lift nonetheless. Ginyard said he was happy to be out on the court again but admitted he needs to get back into playing shape. On Monday, Williams said that he expects Ginyard “to be fine.” “We all look up to Marcus as the team leader, so I

“That’s the case every year for most people,” Mason said. “It’s a process, and you’ve just got to accept it. My biggest thing is just to do whatever I can to help. I’m not trying to be the go-to guy, but I’m trying to be aggressive when I do get it. I didn’t think it was going to be easy. Obviously, everybody is better.” While Plumlee appears to be well on his way to figuring it out for the Blue Devils (13-2, 1-1 ACC), tonight’s opponent doesn’t appear to be progressing as well. Boston College (10-6, 1-1) lost undisputed leader Tyrese Rice from its 2009 NCAA Tournament team, but with the other four starters back along with every reserve, most folks didn’t expect the Eagles to lose to the likes of Maine, Harvard and Northern Iowa.

think we feel real comfortable [when he’s playing],” freshman Leslie McDonald said. UNC has won 10 consecutive games against the Tigers (13-3, 1-1), but on the Heels’ most recent trip to Littlejohn Coliseum on Jan. 6, 2008, they needed a 3-pointer from Wayne Ellington with 0.4 seconds remaining in overtime to pull out the victory.

“Maybe I overestimated where we were at the start of the season, and now we’re going back and trying to go back and break it down and not start over but maybe reassess what we’re trying to do,” Boston College coach Al Skinner said. “There’s no question that I’m a little surprised because of the amount of experience that we have. I thought we’d mentally be a little more prepared than we are.” Mason Plumlee certainly can relate from an individual standpoint, but it looks like he may already have turned the corner. “I think things have gone a lot better,” he said. “My teammates are helping me, and my coaches are pushing me. I feel like I’m coming along, and I just want to keep improving — like my team is. “I feel like I’m fully back.”

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NBA Glance

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 26 10 .722 — Toronto 19 20 .487 81⁄2 New York 15 22 .405 111⁄2 Philadelphia 12 25 .324 141⁄2 New Jersey 3 34 .081 231⁄2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Orlando 25 12 .676 — Atlanta 24 13 .649 1 Miami 18 18 .500 61⁄2 Charlotte 16 19 .457 8 Washington 12 23 .343 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 30 10 .750 — Chicago 16 20 .444 12 Milwaukee 15 20 .429 121⁄2 Indiana 12 25 .324 161⁄2 Detroit 11 25 .306 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 25 12 .676 — San Antonio 22 13 .629 2 Houston 21 16 .568 4 New Orleans 19 17 .528 51⁄2 Memphis 18 18 .500 61⁄2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 24 14 .632 — Portland 23 16 .590 11⁄2 Oklahoma City 21 16 .568 21⁄2 Utah 21 17 .553 3 Minnesota 8 31 .205 161⁄2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 29 8 .784 — Phoenix 24 14 .632 51⁄2 L.A. Clippers 17 18 .486 11 Sacramento 15 21 .417 131⁄2 Golden State 11 25 .306 171⁄2 ——— Sunday’s Games Boston 114, Toronto 107 New Orleans 115, Washington 110 L.A. Clippers 94, Miami 84 San Antonio 97, New Jersey 85 Cleveland 106, Portland 94 L.A. Lakers 95, Milwaukee 77 Monday’s Games Philadelphia 96, New Orleans 92 Indiana 105, Toronto 101 Atlanta 102, Boston 96 Chicago 120, Detroit 87 Oklahoma City 106, New York 88 Utah 118, Miami 89 Denver 105, Minnesota 94 Phoenix 105, Milwaukee 101 Cleveland 117, Golden State 114 Tuesday’s Games Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m. Houston at Charlotte, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Phoenix at Indiana, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Denver, 9 p.m. Milwaukee at Portland, 10 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL Conference Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 43 31 11 1 63 124 90 Buffalo 44 28 11 5 61 123 102 Washington 44 27 11 6 60 162 121 Pittsburgh 47 28 18 1 57 149 130 Boston 44 22 15 7 51 114 107 N.Y. Rangers 45 22 17 6 50 120 122 Ottawa 46 22 20 4 48 126 141 Montreal 47 22 21 4 48 119 126 Philadelphia 44 22 19 3 47 134 125 N.Y. Islanders 46 19 19 8 46 118 144 Atlanta 44 19 19 6 44 137 149 Tampa Bay 44 17 17 10 44 107 130 Florida 45 18 20 7 43 128 140 Toronto 46 15 22 9 39 123 160 Carolina 44 13 24 7 33 110 152 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 46 31 11 4 66 152 102 San Jose 46 29 10 7 65 149 118 Calgary 46 26 14 6 58 125 111 Colorado 47 26 15 6 58 138 134 Nashville 46 27 16 3 57 131 129 Phoenix 46 26 15 5 57 120 112 Vancouver 46 27 17 2 56 147 112 Los Angeles 46 25 18 3 53 135 130 Detroit 44 23 15 6 52 115 110 Minnesota 46 23 20 3 49 126 137 Dallas 45 19 15 11 49 128 141 Anaheim 46 20 19 7 47 129 143 Columbus 47 18 20 9 45 124 154 St. Louis 44 18 19 7 43 115 130 Edmonton 44 16 23 5 37 121 147 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Carolina 4, Ottawa 1 Tampa Bay 4, New Jersey 2 Columbus 2, Dallas 0 Anaheim 3, Chicago 1 Monday’s Games Colorado 3, Calgary 2, SO Minnesota 4, Pittsburgh 3 Nashville 3, Vancouver 2 San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 Tuesday’s Games Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Nashville at Edmonton, 9 p.m. San Jose at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Vancouver at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Boston at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Atlantic 10 Conference Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Temple 2 0 1.000 13 3 .813 Xavier, Ohio 2 0 1.000 10 5 .667 Dayton 1 0 1.000 12 3 .800 Charlotte 1 0 1.000 11 4 .733 St. Louis 1 0 1.000 10 5 .667 G. Washington 1 1 .500 11 4 .733 Richmond 1 1 .500 12 5 .706 La Salle 1 1 .500 8 7 .533

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UMass 1 1 .500 7 8 .467 St. Joseph’s 1 1 .500 5 9 .357 Rhode Island 0 1 .000 12 2 .857 Duquesne 0 2 .000 9 7 .563 St. Bonaventure 0 2 .000 7 8 .467 Fordham 0 2 .000 2 12 .143 ——— Sunday’s Games Xavier 76, George Washington 69 Temple 68, Rhode Island 64, OT La Salle 80, Massachusetts 74 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Temple at Penn, 7 p.m. Massachusetts at Richmond, 7 p.m. Saint Louis at Duquesne, 7 p.m. Saint Joseph’s at Rhode Island, 7 p.m. George Washington at La Salle, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Xavier, 7:30 p.m. Dayton vs. Fordham at Madison Square Garden, 9 p.m.

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NFL Playoff Glance

ACC Glance Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT North Carolina 1 0 1.000 12 4 .750 Maryland 1 0 1.000 10 4 .714 Virginia 1 0 1.000 9 4 .692 Miami 1 1 .500 15 1 .938 Duke 1 1 .500 13 2 .867 Clemson 1 1 .500 13 3 .813 Florida St. 1 1 .500 13 3 .813 Georgia Tech 1 1 .500 12 3 .800 Wake Forest 1 1 .500 11 3 .786 Boston College 1 1 .500 10 6 .625 Virginia Tech 0 1 .000 12 2 .857 N.C. State 0 2 .000 11 5 .688 ——— Sunday’s Games Maryland 77, Florida St. 68 North Carolina 78, Virginia Tech 64 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games N.C. State at Florida St., 7 p.m. Maryland at Wake Forest, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Miami at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. Boston College at Duke, 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Virginia, 7 p.m. North Carolina at Clemson, 9 p.m.

Mark McGwire’s Career Statistics

AP NFL Defensive Player Voting NEW YORK (AP) — Voting for the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year selected by The Associated Press in balloting by a nationwide panel of the media: Charles Woodson, CB, Green Bay 28 Darrelle Revis, CB, NY Jets 14 Elvis Dumervil, LB, Denver 3 Darren Sharper, S, New Orleans 3 Jared Allen, DE, Minnesota 2

NFL Defensive Player of the Year By The Associated Press The NFL Defensive Player of the Year as awarded by The Associated Press and selected by a nationwide media panel: 2009 — Charles Woodson, Green Bay, CB 2008 — James Harrison, Pittsburgh, LB 2007 — Bob Sanders, Indianapolis, S 2006 — Jason Taylor, Miami, DE 2005 — Brian Urlacher, Chicago, LB 2004 — Ed Reed, Baltimore, S 2003 — Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB 2002 — Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay, LB 2001 — Michael Strahan, N.Y. Giants, DE 2000 — Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB 1999 — Warren Sapp, Tampa Bay, DT 1998 — Reggie White, Green Bay, DE 1997 — Dana Stubblefield, San Francisco, DT 1996 — Bruce Smith, Buffalo, DE 1995 — Bryce Paup, Buffalo, LB 1994 — Deion Sanders, San Francisco, CB 1993 — Rod Woodson, Pittsburgh, CB 1992 — Cortez Kennedy, Seattle, DT 1991 — Pat Swilling, New Orleans, LB 1990 — Bruce Smith, Buffalo, DE 1989 — Keith Millard, Minnesota, DT 1988 — Mike Singletary, Chicago, LB 1987 — Reggie White, Philadelphia, DE 1986 — Lawrence Taylor, N.Y. Giants, LB 1985 — Mike Singletary, Chicago, LB 1984 — Kenny Easley, Seattle, S 1983 — Doug Betters, Miami, DE 1982 — Lawrence Taylor, N.Y. Giants, LB 1981 — Lawrence Taylor, N.Y. Giants, LB 1980 — Lester Hayes, Oakland, CB 1979 — Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay, DE 1978 — Randy Gradishar, Denver, LB 1977 — Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE 1976 — Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh, LB 1975 — Mel Blount, Pittsburgh, CB 1974 — Joe Greene, Pittsburgh, DT

A-Sun Glance Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Lipscomb 5 1 .833 8 7 .533 Campbell 4 1 .800 9 5 .643 ETSU 4 1 .800 8 8 .500 Belmont 4 2 .667 9 7 .563 Mercer 4 2 .667 8 8 .500 N. Florida 3 3 .500 8 8 .500 Jacksonville 3 3 .500 6 8 .429 Fl. Gulf Coast 2 4 .333 5 10.333 Kennesaw St. 1 5 .167 5 11 .313 Stetson 1 5 .167 3 11 .214 S.C.-Upstate 1 5 .167 1 14 .067 ——— Monday’s Games Lipscomb 64, Belmont 53 Tuesday’s Games SIU-Edwardsville at Kennesaw St., 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Stetson at ETSU, 7 p.m. Lipscomb at Jacksonville, 7:15 p.m. Belmont at North Florida, 7:45 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Campbell, 8 p.m.

Iowa 91, Missouri 64, Mississippi St. 61, New Mexico 59, Dayton 39, UAB 35, UNLV 28, Oklahoma St. 26, Vanderbilt 21, Notre Dame 18, Wake Forest 14, Cornell 12, Butler 10, Texas Tech 10, Marquette 9, Virginia Tech 9, William & Mary 8, Florida 2, Louisiana Tech 2, Harvard 1, Missouri St. 1, Siena 1.

BASEBALL

By The Associated Press All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 9 N.Y. Jets 24, Cincinnati 14 Dallas 34, Philadelphia 14 Sunday, Jan. 10 Baltimore 33, New England 14 Arizona 51, Green Bay 45, OT Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 16 Arizona at New Orleans, 4:30 p.m. (FOX) Baltimore at Indianapolis, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 17 Dallas at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX) N.Y. Jets 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)

9 p.m. ESPN — North Carolina at Clemson ESPN2 — Kansas at Nebraska 11 p.m. ESPN2 — Utah St. at Nevada

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Boston College at Duke ESPN2 — Pittsburgh at Connecticut

1973 — Dick Anderson, Miami, S

By The Associated Press Regular Season Year, Team AB R H HR RBI Avg 1986, Oak 53 10 10 3 9 .189 1987, Oak 557 97 161 49 118 .289 1988, Oak 550 87 143 32 99 .260 1989, Oak 490 74 113 33 95 .231 1990, Oak 523 87 123 39 108 .235 1991, Oak 483 62 97 22 75 .201 1992, Oak 467 87 125 42 104 .268 1993, Oak 84 16 28 9 24 .333 1994, Oak 135 26 34 9 25 .252 1995, Oak 317 75 87 39 90 .274 1996, Oak 423 104 132 52 113 .312 1997, Oak 366 48 104 34 81 .284 1997, St.L 174 38 44 24 42 .253 1998, St.L 509 130 152 70 147 .299 1999, St.L 521 118 145 65 147 .278 2000 St.L 236 60 72 32 73 .305 2001 St.L 299 48 56 29 64 .187 Totals 6187 1167 1626 583 1 4 1 4 .263 ——— Division Series Year, Opp. AB R H HR RBI Avg 2000, Atl 2 1 1 1 1 .500 2001, Ari 11 0 1 0 0 .091 Totals 13 1 2 1 1 .154 ——— League Championship Series Year, Opp. AB R H HR RBI Avg 1988, Bos 15 4 5 1 3 .333 1989, Tor 18 3 7 1 3 .389 1990, Bos 13 2 2 0 2 .154 1992, Tor 20 1 3 1 3 .150 2000, NYM 2 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 66 10 17 3 11 .258 ——— World Series Year, Opp. AB R H HR RBI Avg 1988, LA 17 1 1 1 1 .059 1989, SF 17 0 5 0 1 .294 1990, Cin 14 1 3 0 0 .214 Totals 48 2 9 1 2 .188

BASKETBALL The AP Top 25 By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 10, 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. Texas (56) 15-0 1,616 2 2. Kentucky (9) 16-0 1,569 3 3. Kansas 14-1 1,441 1 4. Villanova 14-1 1,426 6 5. Syracuse 15-1 1,353 7 6. Purdue 14-1 1,317 4 7. Michigan St. 13-3 1,191 10 8. Duke 13-2 1,178 5 9. Tennessee 12-2 1,030 16 10. West Virginia 12-2 1,006 8 11. Georgetown 12-2 934 12 12. North Carolina 12-4 844 9 13. Kansas St. 13-2 746 11 13. Wisconsin 13-3 746 17 15. Connecticut 11-4 633 13 16. Pittsburgh 13-2 565 23 17. Gonzaga 12-3 559 19 18. BYU 16-1 456 25 19. Temple 13-3 388 21 20. Georgia Tech 12-3 342 20 21. Mississippi 12-3 326 14 22. Baylor 13-1 301 — 23. Miami 15-1 189 — 24. Clemson 13-3 167 — 25. Florida St. 13-3 155 18 Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 126, N.

Top 25 Schedule

By The Associated Press All Times EST Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Texas at Iowa State, 8 p.m. No. 3 Kansas at Nebraska, 9 p.m. No. 5 Syracuse at Rutgers, 7:30 p.m. No. 7 Michigan State vs. Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. No. 8 Duke vs. Boston College, 7 p.m. No. 10 West Virginia at South Florida, 7 p.m. No. 12 North Carolina at No. 24 Clemson, 9 p.m. No. 13 Wisconsin at Northwestern, 8:30 p.m. No. 15 Connecticut vs. No. 16 Pittsburgh at the XL Center, Hartford, Conn., 7 p.m. No. 18 BYU at Air Force, 8 p.m. No. 19 Temple at Pennsylvania, 7 p.m. No. 20 Georgia Tech at Virginia, 7 p.m. No. 21 Mississippi at Georgia, 8 p.m. No. 23 Miami at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 9 Tennessee vs. Auburn, 7 p.m. No. 11 Georgetown vs. Seton Hall, 7 p.m. No. 17 Gonzaga at Saint Mary’s, Calif., 11 p.m. Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 1 Texas vs. Texas A&M, 6 p.m. No. 2 Kentucky at Auburn, 4 p.m. No. 3 Kansas vs. Texas Tech, 1:45 p.m. No. 5 Syracuse at No. 10 West Virginia, Noon No. 6 Purdue at Northwestern, 5:30 p.m. No. 7 Michigan State vs. Illinois, 3:30 p.m. No. 9 Tennessee vs. No. 21 Mississippi, 1:30 p.m. No. 12 North Carolina vs. No. 20 Georgia Tech, 2 p.m. No. 13 Wisconsin at Ohio State, 8 p.m. No. 13 Kansas State at Colorado, 4 p.m. No. 16 Pittsburgh vs. Louisville, Noon No. 17 Gonzaga at San Diego, 9 p.m. No. 18 BYU vs. Colorado State, 6 p.m. No. 19 Temple vs. Massachusetts, 2 p.m. No. 22 Baylor vs. Oklahoma State, 4 p.m. No. 23 Miami at Virginia, 8 p.m. No. 24 Clemson at N.C. State, Noon No. 25 Florida State vs. Virginia Tech, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 4 Villanova vs. No. 11 Georgetown at the Wachovia Center, Noon No. 8 Duke vs. Wake Forest, 8 p.m. No. 15 Connecticut at Michigan, 1:30 p.m.

TRANSACTONS

By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with C Ramon Castro on a one-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with INF Mark Grudzielanek on a minor league contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with INFOF Eric Hinske on a one-year contract. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with RHP Brett Myers on a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agreed to terms with RHP Brian Bass, C Luke Carlin and OF Brian Myrow on minor league contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS—Signed G Mario West to a 10-day contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—Free agent G Curtis Joseph announced his retirement.

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Union rep advises silence in response to harassment

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Happy Birthday: Take the road less traveled this year if you want to come out ahead of the game. There is money to be made if you aren’t too rigid or stuck in your ways. Problems with institutions, government agencies or large corporations will be troublesome. Approach each situation with honesty and you should be able to sway anyone who is opposing you. Your numbers are 4, 14, 21, 23, 29, 38, 40 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t jump into anything too fast. You need time to digest what’s going on around you. Making a move that is not in your best interest will jeopardize your chance to get ahead professionally and personally. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can’t back down now when there is so much to gain by taking action. Travel, learning and professional advancement will all play a role in your future. Don’t trust anyone else to take care of your business. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Learn whatever you can from the people traveling down a path similar to yours. Sharing your findings will enable you to grow in directions that aren’t possible on your own. By working hard and cutting your costs, you will end up in a good position. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let opposition be your downfall. Instead, welcome what’s being said and use the information to better serve yourself and your ideas. You can make amends for anything you have done to upset someone you care for. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You must put all your efforts into getting along with the people you deal and work with. Don’t let a minor health problem turn into something much worse by neglecting proper care. An old responsibility will not be easy to walk away from. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.

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DEAR ABBY: I’m at my wit’s end at work. There’s a woman in her early 30s here who is out of the closet, and very vocal about being a butch lesbian. I’m straight, happily married and 20 years older than she is. Abby, she keeps hitting on me! I’ve told her I’m not interested and that I’m straight. She then makes comments that she has converted other women. She does this in front of others and it’s mortifying. Yes, I’m old-fashioned and religious, and I do consider her sexual behavior immoral. I am also tired of feeling like I have to apologize for my religious beliefs. I have spoken to my union rep, but was told not to create trouble for another union member. I’m sorry, but I don’t like this sexual harassment. I want to go to HR about it, but I’m afraid it will start a riot in the union if she’s fired over this complaint. There have been other complaints about her harassing people. Please advise. — BEING HARASSED IN ILLINOIS DEAR HARASSED: Your union rep is wrong. Would the person tell you to tolerate sexual harassment if your harasser was a man? The behavior you have described is against the law whether it’s done by a male or female, regardless of sexual orientation. Tell your rep you want it stopped immediately, and that if it

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isn’t, you WILL take it to HR. Your religious beliefs do not enter into this. The woman’s behavior is creating a hostile work environment. o DEAR ABBY: I’m a 26-year-old minor league baseball player. I have been involved in two serious relationships. My first was a girl I became engaged to when I was 20 and in college playing baseball there. I loved her and was committed to her, but she was jealous of my “first love” — my sport. She constantly tried in subtle ways to get me to quit. After we had a huge fight, she finally threw my ring back at me. I stayed single for a couple of years and then met a woman and began slowly dating her. The first year our relationship was good, but over the next three years the same issues arose and I was hearing, “You’re selfish.” “You don’t

love me.” “Grow up!” Being a professional baseball player has been my dream since I was 5, and I’m not ready to give up on it yet. Both these women continue to call and text me crying because it didn’t work out. I’m angry at them for not supporting me, but I also feel sad for them because all they did was love me. What do I do about them and about trusting women with my heart and dreams? — LOVELESS IN THE MIDWEST DEAR LOVELESS: Stop allowing those women to lay a guilt trip on you. I’m sure when you met them you made it clear that you wanted a career in baseball — and the sacrifice that would mean for all parties concerned. Instead of wasting more time looking back, tell these women goodbye once and for all and stop responding to their calls and messages. To be the wife of a professional athlete takes a special kind of woman, someone with a strong sense of independence because of the number and length of the inevitable separations that come with the sports business. Look around at your teammates who have successful marriages, then ask them if they know any eligible ladies. I can’t guarantee you won’t strike out, but I’m willing to wager that the odds of hitting a home run will be better.

ODDS AND ENDS ‘Cougars,’ ‘cubs’ unwelcome on Carnival cruises MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines won’t be sailing anymore with a boatload of “cougars” and their willing prey. The Miami-based company has turned down a request from a singles travel group to book another cruise with the cougar theme. The term refers to older women who date younger men. The singles group says the ban is unfounded. They point to their first cruise on Carnival’s Elation in December that drew about 300 women and the men they call “cubs.” Carnival says there were no problems with last month’s trip, it’s just a business decision. They have no room for groups with that “theme.” Analysts say it’s meant to protect Carnival’s focus on family fun.

Student apologizes for urinating on nativity scene WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A student at a northeastern Pennsylvania Roman Catholic college has apologized for urinating on a public nativity scene. The student, 22, said Monday he “was being a drunken idiot” a day earlier when he urinated on the nativity scene in WilkesBarre’s public square. He was charged with public drunkenness, indecent exposure, open lewdness and desecration of venerated objects. He said he plans to plead guilty at a Jan. 20 preliminary hearing. The student met with officials King’s College in Wilkes-Barre on Monday. A

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Fla. couple marry in supermarket where they met CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — One Broward County couple decided to tie the knot where they first met: Whole Foods Market. Jack Frankel, 75, and 67-year-old Fina Nikolos met in May at the supermarket store in Coral Springs. It had been raining when Frankel noticed a beautiful woman pass him. Nikolos offered to walk him to his car with an umbrella. He later thanked her by taking her out to lunch. On Saturday the two returned to where their love began for a small wedding ceremony in the store’s cafe.

Driver growing locks for charity told to cut hair MARION, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts delivery driver growing his hair out for charity said he has been told by his employer to cut it. Brad Siscoe, a contractor employee who makes deliveries for FedEx Ground, said Monday his employer wants him to cut his “hockey” hair, put it in a ponytail or tuck it under a hat. But Siscoe said his hair is too short for a ponytail and can’t fit in a cap. Siscoe said he’s growing out his hair for the charity Locks of Love — a group that provides hairpieces for disadvantaged children undergoing medical treatments.

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A sense of humor is invaluable Q: Did Jesus ever smile or laugh, or was He solemn all the time? I have a friend who’s very solemn, and he says he doesn’t believe in laughing or cracking jokes, because Jesus never laughed, and we ought to be like Jesus. -- M.McD. A: I feel sorry for your friend, because a balanced sense of humor can save us from taking ourselves too seriously, and help us see through the pride and pretense of our sinful world. Did Jesus have a sense of humor? I’m sure He did. Think, for example, of His comment that it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a prideful, selfish rich person to enter heaven (you can read it in Mark 10:25). Can you picture a camel trying to go through the eye of a needle -- without laughing? I doubt it. Remember, too, that the Bible tells us God laughs at our pride and arrogance: “But you, O Lord, laugh at them; you scoff at all those nations” (Psalm 59:8). The Bible also says the angels in heaven rejoice when someone repents and gives their life to Christ (see Luke 15:10). Heaven is a place of joy, not sorrow. Don’t misunderstand me, however. Life is serious, and someone who laughs about everything fails to see the tragedy and brokenness of a world that has turned its back on God. Jesus undoubtedly smiled when little children were brought to Him -- but He also wept over the sins of Jerusalem (see Mark 10:14; Luke 19:41). We live in a broken,


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this is to notify all Executor/trix persons, firms and of the estate of corporations having Mabel Fisher claims against the Matthews decedent to exhibit (January 6th, 131th, the same to the un20th, 27th.) dersigned on or before the 9th day of April, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate EXECUTOR NOshould make immediTICE ate payment. This the 6th day of HAVING qualified as January, 2010. Executor of the estate Samuel J. Wornom, of Pauline Cooke III and William Bridges, deceased, U. Wornom, Co-Adlate of Lee County, ministrators of North Carolina, this Estate of Betty Fowlis to notify all perer Wornom sons having claims By Serving: against the estate of W. Woods Doster, At- said deceased to prestorney ent them to the unPO Box 1320 dersigned within Sanford, NC 27331 three months from Attorneys: December 8, 2009 or Staton,Doster,Post,Sil this notice will be verman&Foushee, PA pleaded in bar of P. O. Box 1320 their recovery. All Sanford, NC 27331persons indebted to 1320 said estate please make immediate payCREDITORS ment. This 8, day of NOTICE December, 2009. Peggy Bridges Cooper HAVING qualified as 636 Buck Jones Road Executor of the estate Raleigh, NC, 27606 of Eleanor Mae DenExecutor/trix kins, deceased, late of of the estate of Lee County, North Pauline Cooke Carolina, this is to Bridges notify all persons (12/9, 12/16, 12/23, having claims against 12/30) the estate of said deceased to present NOTICE OF FOREthem to the underCLOSURE SALE signed within three 09-SP?332 months from DecemUnder and by virtue ber 28, 2009 or this noof the power of sale tice will be pleaded in contained in a certain bar of their recovery. Deed of Trust made All persons indebted by CARLOS S. DIAL to said estate please and wife, ANGELA J. make immediate payDIAL to Philip E. ment. This 28, day of Greer, Trustee(s), datDecember , 2009. ed the 20th day of NoWilliam Bruce vember, 2007 and reDenkins corded in Book 1113, PO BOX 455 Page 376, LEE County Goldston, NC, 27252 Registry, North Carolina, Default having Billy Hubert Denkins been made in the pay4342 Nicholson Road ment of the note Cameron NC 28326 thereby secured by Executor/trix the said Deed of of the estate of Trust Eleanor Mae Denkins and the undersigned, (12/30, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20) ANDERSON & STRICKLAND, P.A., CREDITORS having been substiNOTICE tuted as Trustee in HAVING qualified as said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly Executor of the estate of Mabel Fisher Mat- recorded in the Office of the Register of thews, deceased, late of Lee County, North Deeds of LEE County, North Carolina and Carolina, this is to notify all persons the holder of the note evidencing said inhaving claims against the estate of said de- debtedness having directed that the Deed ceased to present of Trust be forethem to the underclosed, the undersigned within three signed Substitute months from January 6, 2010 or this notice Trustee will offer for sale at the Courtwill be pleaded in bar house Door, in the of their recovery. All City of SANFORD, persons indebted to LEE County, North said estate please Carolina at 10:00 make immediate payment. This 6, day of o'clock a.m. on JanuJanuary, 2010. ary 20, 2010, and will Patricia M. Mcbryde sell to the highest bidder for cash the fol511 1st Street Broadway,NC, 27505 lowing real estate situated in the County Linda M. Coleman 785 Neills Creek Road of LEE, North Carolina, and being more Lillington NC 27546 particularly descriDebbie Hicks bed as follows: 9620 Mcdougald Road Broadway NC 27505 BEING ALL OF LOTS NO. 446-A and 446-B as shown on map entitled "Revision to Phase I, Woodbridge Subdivision", dated December 20, 1980, by Allen Rice, Inc., and recorded in Plat Cabinet 4, Slide 49, Lee County Register of Deeds Office. Reference to said map is hereby made for a

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greater certainty of description. Said property being located at: 1313 FERNRIDGE DRIVE, SANFORD, NC 27332 PRESENT RECORD OWNER BEING: CARLOS S. DIAL AND WIFE, ANGELA J. DIAL Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in N.C.G.S. 45-21.23. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the statutory final assessment fee of forty-five cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ( $100.00) required by N.C.G.S. 7A?308 (a) (1), and any applicable county and/or state land transfer tax and/or revenue tax. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance of the purchase price so bid, in cash or certified check, at the time the Substitute Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance of the purchase price so bid, at that time he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.G.S. 4521.30(d) and (e). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. A cash deposit or cashier's check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. That an Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property

pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This the 30th day of December, 2009. Michael W. Strickland, as Attorney for and President of ANDERSON &STRICKLAN P.A., Substitute Trustee 210 East Russell Street, Suite 104 Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301 (910) 483-3300

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200 Transportation 240 Cars - General 2006 Honda Accord EX V6 White loaded 21,000 Miles 1 Owner Garaged. Exc. Condition $17,200 776-3949 - 770-6069 Automobile Policy: Three different automobile ads per household per year at the “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, billing will be at the “Business Rate”.

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420 Help Wanted General 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 Hairstylist Booth Available At Head To Toe. Call 4789125 Local Gun Manufacturer has openings for associates that are experienced in gun assembly and Gunsmithing for all types of guns. Experience in M-16/AR-15 Rifles will be very helpful. Both full time and part time positions available. Please send reply to Sanford Herald PO BOX 100, Sanford, NC, 27331 Box 03468 Looking for hair stylist for salon, 2 private rooms available for rent. Salon is located on Colon Rd, .1 mile off new bypass. For more information you may email autumn5177@yahoo.com or call 919-774-8874.. Looking For Plumbers & Plumbers Helpers Experienced w/ Copper Pipes. Work Will Last For Approx. 1 Year Fax: 334-289-8132

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440 Help Wanted Professional Local Company looking for experienced truck driver/hydro vac operator. Must have CDL with tanker endorsement. Part Time/Full Time. Please send resume to 1007 Cumnock Road Sanford or call 919-708-5056

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1, 2, 3 BR Rentals Avail. Adcock Rentals 774-6046 adcockrentalsnc.com 3009 Yellowbird 3BD/2BA $900/mo Adcock Rentals 774-6046 3BR/1.5BA, remodeled, new appl., den, attach. garage, lv. rm., eat in kit. good location, $775/mo. Avail 11/1 919-721-5680 3BR/2BA, stove, refrig., dishwasher, garage, central heat/ac, 5190 Cardinal Circle, Carolina Trace. Ref. & dep. req’d., no pets. $850/m0. Call 774-8975. 505-B N. Horner $350/mo 1BD/1BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046 Carolina Trace 3BR, 2BA, home. Pool & Tennis Incl. Security Gate. Call 777-8419 Mike Charming 3 BD/1 bath 2story cottage. New carpet, tile, fp, screen porches. Ref req’d. W. Sanford 700/mo 919-775-3679

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 $1,100 Tramway 6000 Sq Ft W/Warehouse & Office - $ 2,400 5000 Sq Ft W/Warehouse & Office $2,200 Call - 774-8033 For Rent: 12,000 sq Feet For A Church, Retail, Or Light Manufacturer. Call: 919-708-3310 Fully Equipped Coin Laundry For Lease Great Location in Siler City, NC. Room for expansion. Call:336-471-1068

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820 Homes For Sale By Owner: 3/4 BR, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage, Gated Community, 156K. Serious Inquires Only! For More Info: 919-770-1036

825 Manufactured Homes 3BR/2BA, garden tub, brick underpinning, 3.5 ac., country, Goldston, refrig., stove, dishwasher, microwave 258-9887. New 3BR, 2BA DW, garden tub, FP,appliances, FHA foundation, 4 ac., Buckhorn Rd, 258-9887

830 Mobile Homes 3BR 2 1/2 ba Mod Hm aprx.1890 sqft. on 3.2 acres. Priced to sale $165,000. In the Broadway area. Lv mess.919-499-3564 CLASSIFIED LINE AD DEADLINE:

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All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act 1968 which makes it 2 Bedroom Trailers For illegal to advertise “any Rent, All Refurbished, Oli- preference, limitation or disvia Area, For More Infor- crimination based on race, mation Contact James at color, religion, sex, handi919-935-9116 cap, familial status, or national origin or an intenSmall 2BR/1BA, tion to make any such pref$300/mo., $200 dep. erence, limitation or disNo pets. crimination.” Rental reference & This newspaper will not deposit required. Call knowingly accept any 499-5589 before 9pm. advertisement for real 2BR/2BA, very nice SW, estate which is in violation on nice country lot between of the law. Our readers are Cameron & Lemon Springs, hereby informed that all close to US 1, $440/mo + dwellings advertised in this newspaper available on an dep, no pets, avail now! equal opportunity basis. 353-4028 To complain of discrimination call 919-733-7996 Nice SW on 1/2 ac. (N.C. Human Relations private lot, 2BR, porch, Commission). C H/A, Broadway area, $375/mo. $300/dep. No pets. 919-353-4870 North of Sanford Small 2BR/1BA,$345/mo., Small 2BR 2BA $400/mo. NO PETS! 919-770-2246 or 919-499-7530.

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470 Help Wanted Medical/Dental Patient scheduling coordinator-Full Time. Pinehurst dental practice is seeking an energetic person to coordinate patient care and insurance benefits. Applicants must have good communication skills, basic accounting skills, and the ability to multitask in a fun, fast- paced environment. Benefits, six weeks of time off. Please send or drop off your resume in person to: 15 Aviemore Dr., Pinehurst, NC 28374

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n SANFORD: The Flame Steakhouse and Brewer’s Pub now features live music every Thursday night. For more information, contact the restaurant at 776-7111. n SANFORD: The Steele Street Coffee and Wine Bar features live entertainment featuring local musicians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. For more information, visit steelestreetcafe.com. n RALEIGH: Violinist Joshua Bell will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Meymandi Concert Hall at downtown Raleigh’s Prograss Energy Center for the Performing Arts. For ticket and more information, visit the N.C. Symphony website at www.ncsym-

Submit your event by e-mail to danderson@sanfordherald.com phony.org or call audience services at (919) 733-2750 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. n SANFORD: Carolina Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Temple Theatre. For more information or reservations, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or visit www. templeshows.com. n CHAPEL HILL: All-Carolina Invitational Male Choral Festival Concert will be held from 6:40 to 8:40 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Hill Hall Auditorium. For more information, call the UNC Department of Music at (919) 962-1039. n CHAPEL HILL: Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Memorial Hall. This performance is a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A

limited number of tickets ($10-$80) are available. For more information, visit www. carolinaperformingarts.org or call (919) 843-3333. n SANFORD: The High Hopes Chorus, an all volunteer chorus, will begin practicing at 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Jonesboro Presbyterian Church. This chorus practices and then presents a program to all the Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities in Lee County. The practices and performances are always on a Wednesday afternoon and last only about an hour and a half. At this time, the Chorus is in need of a pianist to accompany us. This is a 13 week commitment. The director is Shirley Clark and there is a membership at this

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n GREENSBORO: Jay Z’s BP3 North American tour will play the Greensboro Coliseum Feb. 28. Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com, the Coliseum box office, Ticketmaster or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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While a bing cherry balsamic doughnut, found at one of the gourmet doughnut shops around the nation, may not be your thing you can get creative on your own. These baked chocolate doughnuts let you avoid the mess of deep frying and allow for plenty of creativity in decorating.

o maybe you’re not quite ready to make — or even try — pomegranate thyme doughnuts. Don’t worry. This recipe for fried doughnuts from Food Network host Alton Brown will give you back-tobasics good flavor without too much trouble. The doughnuts are delicious as is, or sprinkled with powdered sugar or a blend of powdered sugar and either cocoa powder or cinnamon. You also could glaze them with a mix of powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a splash of water or milk, then coat them with candy sprinkles. To make a chocolate ganache to dip the doughnuts in, slowly melt together equal parts cream and chopped dark chocolate (about 4 ounces of

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LOCALCOLUMNISTS

Hannah Paschal

Bill Stone

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Book Review

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Paschal is a teacher at Lee Christan School. Contact her at h.paschal@yahoo.com

Stone is the 4-H Youth Development Agent for the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Lee County

Boyd is the Health Education Supervisor for the Lee County Public Health Department

Connections built through the written word

Teach your children about their heritage

Cervical cancer: Best protection is early detection

“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” (Dial Press, 2009. 274 pages. $14.99. Second Printing. By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.) love books. I love to buy them and organize them and I love to read them over and over. Although I am starting to lack shelf space, I have never been lacking in books; in fact, I usually have a pile of books somewhere in my room that I plan to read, but don’t because of other responsibilities. That’s what happened with “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” I bought it a few months ago and this week it finally rose to the top of my stack. The book was such a lovely surprise. I believe one of an author’s greatest gifts to his or her readers is to immerse them in a world that is not their own and make them feel like it is, just for a few hours. The authors of this novel

ow many of you remember the Crosby, Stills, and Nash song, “Teach your Children Well”? O.K., I must admit that song was a little before my time, but I do remember Whitney Houston echoing these same sentiments in her comINSIDE position, “The Greatest Love of All”. In this tune, The extension’s weekly we are reminded that Garden Guide children are indeed our future and it’s imperative plus more agriculture that we raise them well and let them lead the news way. Page 7C Now I know the message in both these songs may sound a little cliché, but let’s keep in mind the value that can be found in the lyrics. As adults, it is our duty to help raise children to be the best they can possibly be by providing them with as much education, culture, and life experience as possible. In today’s

n estimated 394 women in North Carolina were diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in 2008 and 124 died from the disease. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the focus is on raising the awareness of the importance of prevention and screening for cervical cancer. If it INSIDE is detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most The Diet Detective treatable cancers. A Pap helps you fit test offers the best opportunity to detect cervi- your goals in your daily life cal cancer at an early Page 8C stage, when successful treatment is likely. A Pap test is quick and simple, generally painless test that identifies abnormal changes in and around the cervix that can develop into cancer. Despite the success of Pap tests in detecting and preventing Cervical Cancer, not all women get Pap tests regularly. Low rates of screening and poor follow-up after

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accomplished that with this particular reader; after reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I felt like the very loveable characters were real and I was disappointed that I would no longer get to eavesdrop on their lives. It was like the story actually happened, and, in a way, it did. Partly rooted in truth, the novel takes place in England in 1946, just after the end of World War II. The devastation of the war is still unfolding, and Juliet, the novel’s protagonist, is floundering to discover who she is “post-war”; like her beloved London, Juliet also has to rebuild. As a writer, she has written primarily war-related newspaper columns up to this point, and is looking for a new story to tell. In the course of her search, she begins to correspond with people from a literary society on the island of Guernsey, which is one of the Channel Islands between England and France. She becomes entranced with the story of the society, the lives of its members, and the way reading became a haven for the islanders who were under the oppression of German Occupation.

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“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” is an epistolary novel, which means it is entirely composed of letters; the authors do a great job of giving each writer his or her own narrative voice and unique personality. From Eben, an older man who lost much of his family during the war, to Isola, an eccentric, but endearing woman who has a penchant for sleuthing, Juliet falls in love with the people she meets — on paper and eventually in person — and finds a story of sorrow, courage and hope on the small island; by the end of the novel she’s also found the story she wants to tell and begins to write again. The connections in this novel are — at least initially — built through words. Juliet finds some of the most important relationships of her life because of books and letters, and the society members are drawn together because of books. During the occupation of the island, books were scarce because people had to use anything they could find to fuel their fires, and by the end of the war, they had used most of their books and some of their Bibles in their attempts to keep warm. The written word and any kind of outside news became precious and people cherished what they did have; at first they valued books because they were in short supply and later because they provided a retreat from the horrors of war. As I sit surrounded by books and information, I can’t relate (on a number of levels) to what the characters in the novel — and the people who actually lived on the island during the war — had to endure. However, I can share their love of words and stories, and I can relate to the way books bring people together, give hope and inspiration, and provide a place to which the reader can escape, even if it’s only for a little while.

Events Continued from Page 1C time of approximately 30 persons. If you are interested in joining this community serving chorus, contact Mary Ann Ludwick at (919) 776-4502. n SANFORD: Temple Theatre will host a “Battle of the Bands,” featuring local bands Ol’ North State, Hymn All The Fires, Beyond the Broken, Dr. Powerful and more. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit the Temple’s Web site at www.templeshows. com. n RALEIGH: Tickets are now on sale for PineCone’s Listening Room Concert Series in Holly Springs: featuring The Kruger Brothers on Feb. 27, the Red Stick Ramblers on April 10, and The Claire Lynch Band on June 19.

MUSEUMS/GALLERIES n SANFORD: The Railroad House Museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. n SANFORD: The Artists’ Loft of the Lee County Arts Council features works by local artists at 102 S. Steele St. from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Fridays. Paintings, writings, pottery, weaving and photography are featured. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization. n CHAPEL HILL: Large paintings and photographs of the Norwegian Arctic and Antarctica will make up a free public exhibition Jan. 7 through May 31 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The display at the FedEx Global Education Center, at the corner of McCauley and Pittsboro streets, will be accompanied by a free public concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 23, also at the center. The exhibition of 20 large artworks, “Ice Counterpoint,” will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. n RALEIGH: Experience North Carolina for the first time through the eyes of early explorer John Lawson in “A New Land, A New Voyagage,” the latest exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History. Artifacts, specimens, illustrations and other objects related to Lawson’s travels in the Carolina colony will be on display through Feb. 15. The museum is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12

p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. n CHAPEL HILL: The Acquisition of a 50-year-old sculpture has inspired curators at The Ackland Art Museum to organize a special exhibit, spread over two galleries, all based on a single piece. “The Guardian and the AvantGarde: Seymour Lipton’s ‘Sentinel II’ in Context” runs through Jan. 3. The exhibit offers two perspectives on “Sentinel II.” Seymour Lipton was one of the twentieth century’s leading American sculptors. “Sentinel II” was sculpted in 1959, by the artist at the height of his career, showing a full mastery of form and content. The Ackland Art Museum is located at 101 S. Columbia St., near the intersection with East Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. Admission is free. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with extend hours on the second Friday of every month. More information is available at (919) 966-5736 or www. ackland.org.

THEATRE n SANFORD: The performance dates for Temple Theatre’s Winter Youth Conservatory of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are Feb. 26-28 and March 5-7. For additional information, please visit our website at www. templeshows.com. n CHAPEL HILL: “The Big Bang” will be presented Jan. 13 through Jan. 17 at the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art. Show times are 8 and 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $24 to $32. For more information, call the PlayMakers Box Office at (919) 962-7529. n CHAPEL HILL: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will present “Fondly Do We Hope ... Fervently Do

We Pray” at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Memorial Hall. Tickets are $10 to $75. For more information, visit www.carolinaperformingarts. org or call (919) 843-3333.

DANCE n SANFORD: The Saturday Nite Dance Group includes a variety of live music. This group of couples and singles meets from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday nights at The Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St. This alcohol- and smoke-free event features live entertainment and good fellowship. Admission is $6 per person which includes a complimentary soft drink at intermission. For more information call the Enrichment Center at 7760501. n SANFORD: The San-Lee Thursday Night Dancers will hold their regular third-Thursday dance from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Enrichment Center, 1615 South Third St. The cost is $5 per person (and food to share at intermission). At intermission, a complimentary soft drink and free line dance lesson will be offered. n CARTHAGE: Carolina Pines Ballroom Dancers (USA Dance) sponsor a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at 105 Reynolds S., Carthage, across from Fred’s. Cost $7. Carolina Pines will hold its annual Christmas Gala Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12 at 105 Reynolds S., Carthage. Cost for non-members is $7 and members $5. For more information call John at (919) 777-9883 or Ted (919) 692-5280. n JULIAN: The Barn Dance is having “Karaoke” the first and third Friday nights of each month. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., karaoke begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children under 12. The Barn Dance features traditional country, gospel,

oldies, rock and roll and bluegrass music each Saturday night. The Barn Dance is located at 6341 Phillippi Road in Julian. For more information, call (336) 685-9200 or visit www. thebarndanceinc.com.

POTPOURRI n SANFORD: Power Pro Wrestling at Kendale Entertainment Center (2737 Industrial Drive) begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with bell time at 8 p.m. The event runs every second and fourth Saturday at the center. Visit awapowerprowrestling.com for more information. n CHAPEL HILL: Yoga at the Garden will be held from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Jan. 17, 24 and 31 at the N.C. Botanical Garden Education Center. Participants should bring a yoga mat because a limited number of mats will be available. The per-session fee is $10 ($5 for NCBG members). For more information, visit www.ncbg.unc.edu. n CHAPEL HILL: A Skywatching Session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at Ebenezer Church Recreation Area at Jordan Lake. People of all ages can discover the night sky with telescopes and expert guidance. Take a tour of the constellations and examine Jupiter, Mars and other objects in the heavens. For directions and weather updates, visit www.moreheadplanetarium.org. n CHAPEL HILL: The 25th annual University/Community Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Friday Center. This year’s keynote speaker will be Rev. Mitchell Simpson of University Baptist Church. Simpson has served as pastor at University Baptist Church in Carrboro for the past 19 years. For more information, contact Kirstin Garriss at (919) 962-6962 or kgarriss@email. unc.edu.

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ENRICHMENT CALENDAR The Enrichment Center, which serves Lee County’s older adults, is located at 1615 S. Third St. For more information, call (919) 776-0501.

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DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What are the risk factors for glaucoma? My 82-year-old father lost much of his vision from it about 10 years ago and my sister was recently diagnosed with it, and neither had a clue anything was wrong. — BLINDSIDED DEAR BLINDSIDED: It’s called the “silent thief of sight” for a reason. With no early warning signs or symptoms, most people that have glaucoma don’t realize it until their vision begins to deteriorate. Here’s what you should know.

Tuesday 9 a.m. Exercise with Kathy McLeod-Edwards 9 a.m. Watercolor Art Class 10 a.m. Sassy Ladies Red Hat Society 11 a.m. Word search and puzzles in Diner’s Club 1 p.m. Caregiver Time Out 5:30 p.m. Yoga with Jeanette 6 p.m. Luscious Ladies Red Hat Society 6 p.m. Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Daily activities The Veterans Services office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (919) 776-0501, ext. 209. Confused about Medicare? Do you have questions about your coverage? Free assistance is available. Call (919) 776-0501, ext. 206.

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve and cause vision loss and blindness if it’s not treated. This typically happens because the fluids in the eye don’t drain properly, causing increased pressure in the eyeball. The two main types of glaucoma that affect most people are: n Open-angle glaucoma: This is the most common form, accounting for around 80 percent of cases in the U.S. This type progresses very slowly when the eye’s drainage canals become clogged over time, leading to blind spots in the peripheral vision, but by the time you notice it, the permanent damage is already done. n Angle-closure glaucoma: Occurs when the drainage canal gets blocked, causing a rapid

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Are you at risk? It’s estimated that more than 4 million Americans today have glaucoma but only about half of them know that have it. Are you one of them? Here are the key factors that can increase your risks: n Age: While anyone can get glaucoma, people over the age of 60 are six times more likely than those younger. n Family history: Having a brother, sister or parent with glaucoma increases your risk of developing this disease by four to nine times. n Race: AfricanAmericans are six to eight times more likely to get glaucoma than are Caucasians, and they are much more likely to experience permanent blindness as a result. Hispanic-Americans

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What to do Early detection is the key to guarding against glaucoma. So if you’re age 45 and older and have any risk factors, you need to get a comprehensive eye examination every year or two. Or, if you notice some loss of peripheral vision, get to the eye doctor right away. While there’s currently no cure for glaucoma, most cases can easily be treated with prescription eye drops which can prevent further vision loss (it cannot

restore vision already lost from glaucoma). If that doesn’t work, your doctor may recommend oral medication, laser treatments, surgery or a combination of these methods.

Screening help If you have Medicare Part B, annual eye examinations are covered for those at high risk for glaucoma. Also check out the Glaucoma EyeCare program through EyeCare America (www. eyecareamerica.org; 800-222-3937). This is a nationwide program that provides free or low-cost glaucoma eye exams and the initiation of treatment, if needed, and there are no income restrictions.

Savvy tip To learn more, the Glaucoma Research Foundation offers comprehensive information on their Web site along with a variety of free educational booklets you can order. Visit www.glaucoma.org or call 800-826-6693. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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Start to finish: 2 hours Makes 20 to 25 doughnuts 1 1/2 cups milk 1/3 cup vegetable shortening 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons (2 packages) instant yeast 1/3 cup warm water (95 F to 105 F) 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon nutmeg 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting Vegetable oil, for frying (1/2 to 1 gallon, depending on fryer) In a medium saucepan over medium, heat the milk just until warm enough to melt the shortening. Place the shortening in a bowl and pour the warmed milk over it. Set aside. In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and let dissolve for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, pour the yeast mixture into the large bowl of a stand mixer and add the milk and shortening mixture, first making sure the milk and shortening mixture has cooled to lukewarm. Add the eggs, sugar, salt, nutmeg and half of the flour. Using the paddle attachment, combine the ingredients on low speed until the flour is incorporated. Increase the speed to

chocolate 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup water In a small saucepan over medium, heat the milk and butter until the butter is just melted. Set aside until cooled to between 95 F and 105 F. Once the milk mixture has cooled, transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the yeast and let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, sift together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. When the yeast and milk are ready, add the flour mixture, sugar and eggs. Using the mixerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dough hook attachment, mix on low speed until the dough comes together. Increase speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes. Transfer the dough to a clean bowl, cover with a towel and let rise for 1 hour. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/2 inch thick. Use a 3-inch round cookie cutter to cut out circles, then use a 1-inch round cutter to remove center holes from each. Arrange the rings and holes on the prepared baking sheets. Cover loosely with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes. Heat the oven to 350 F. Bake the doughnuts for about 20 minutes, or until they feel slightly firm to the touch. The doughnuts will not change color. Transfer the doughnuts to a wire wrack to cool at least 15 minutes before glazing. To make the glaze, in a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate. Stir until fully melted, then remove from the heat. Stir in the powdered sugar and water. Let cool slightly, then dunk doughnuts into it.

medium and beat until well combined. Add the remaining flour, combining on low speed at first, then increase the speed to medium and beat well. Change to the dough hook attachment of the mixer and beat on medium speed until the dough pulls away from the bowl and becomes smooth, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a well-oiled bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size. On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough to 3/8-inch thick. Cut out the dough using a 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter or pastry ring and using a 7/8-inch ring for the center hole. Set the cut doughnuts on a floured baking sheet, cover lightly with a towel, and let rise for 30 minutes. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or Dutch oven to 365 F. Three or four at a time, gently place the doughnuts into the oil. Cook for 1 minute per side, then transfer the doughnuts to a cooling rack placed in baking pan (to catch drips). Allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes prior to glazing, if desired. (Recipe from Alton Brown on Foodnetwork.com)

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CHOCOLATE COCONUT-FILLED ALMOND CUPCAKES Start to finish: 3 hours (45 minutes active) Makes 18 cupcakes For the ganache: 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 24 ounces milk chocolate chips For the cupcakes: 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup boiling water 2 large eggs 3 tablespoons water 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups cake flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature For the filling: 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 7-ounce package sweetened coconut Whole almonds, to decorate To make the ganache, in a small saucepan over medium, heat the cream to a rolling boil. Be careful not to let it overflow. Place the chocolate chips in a medium heat-safe bowl. Pour the hot cream over the chips. Tap the bowl on the table to settle the chips into the cream. Let sit for 2 minutes. Gently stir the mixture until it is homogenous and the chips are melted. Refrigerate for several hours, stirring occasionally, until quite thick. Meanwhile, prepare the cupcakes. Heat the oven to 350 F. Line 18 muffin tins with paper liners or spritz with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and boiling water. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix together the eggs, 3

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just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work. It was tough and lacked flavor. I kept playing around and this is what I came up with. It yields the most tender, juicy chicken. It is perfect for shredding and adding to sauce, for being used in chicken salad, or for just setting atop a bed of pasta. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to prepare and full of flavor when served by itself, yet doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have so much flavor that it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be added to a dish with a taste of its own. It can be prepared with ingredients that you have on hand and is sure to be a keeper in your repertoire of quick fixes.

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Inspired by an Almond Joy these chocolate coconut-filled almond cupcakes are packed with sticky coconut and chocolate. tablespoons of water and vanilla. In the bowl of a stand mixer, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. When the cocoa mixture has cooled, add it and the softened butter to the bowl, then beat on low with the paddle attachment until combined. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for 1 1/2 minutes. Add the egg mixture in 2 additions, mixing and scraping down the sides of the bowl in between. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. While the cupcake bake, prepare the filling. In a skillet over low, combine the sweetened condensed milk and the coconut. Cook, stirring continuously, for about 10 minutes, or until the milk starts to hold its own path when a spoon is dragged across the bottom of the pan. Set aside to cool. To assemble the cupcakes, use a paring knife to cut a small cone out of the top of each cupcake. Alternatively, use a melon baller to scoop out a hole. Fill the top of each cupcake with a teaspoonful of the coconut filling. Using a spatula or a piping bag, cover the top of each cupcake with the ganache frosting. Decorate each with a few whole almonds.

ALMOST NAKED CHICKEN 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-1.5 pounds chicken breasts or tenders 1 cup chicken broth ½ cup white wine Salt and pepper 1 teaspoon rosemary 1 teaspoon thyme Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. While chicken is in the package, season the side up with salt and pepper and sprinkle with half of the rosemary and thyme. Place seasoned side down in skillet. While cooking, season the other side with salt and pepper and remaining herbs. After about 1 minute, turn chicken. Cook for about one more minute (you want to cook the chicken just long enough to allow the herbs to seal to the meat, but not so long that it is browned and

the meat canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t absorb the liquid). Meanwhile, add wine to chicken broth so that you have 1 ½ cups liquid altogether. Add liquid about Âź cup at a time to the chicken, never allowing the chicken to be completely covered with liquid (you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to boil it, just allow it to simmer in a little bit of liquid). Turn chicken frequently and add more liquid a little at a time as it reduces. Total cooking time will vary depending on size of chicken pieces, but will be around 15-25 minutes. Remove chicken from heat and liquid. Serve whole, shred with 2 forks or dice and add to a recipe. Substitute you favorite herbs for the rosemary and thyme or use herbs that will compliment the dish that you are adding the chicken to.

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Gardening

The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, January 13, 2010 / 7C

White House garden Understanding lime ex‘seeds’ expectations Garden Guide

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Taking a soil test before planting any landscape or garden can be invaluable, if you know how to use the information you get back. The soil analysis holds lots of important information; however the numbers and recommendations may be hard to understand or apply. First, let me remind you that the NCDA soil lab is no longer mailing paper copies of the soil test reports. Reports are available online at: http://agronomy.agr. state.nc.us/NewPALS/ OldPalsSearch.aspx Just type in your last name to search the database and select the correct report. If you soil test regularly, make sure that you select the correct report year. On your report you will see two recommendations: a lime recommendation and a fertilizer recommendation. There will also be other numerical results under “Test Results”. These test result numbers were used to make the recommendations that you see. Lime is a soil additive usually made by pulverizing limestone (there are other materials that can be used to make lime). Lime is mainly calcium carbonate. Its main function is to decrease soil acidity (make the soil pH closer to neutral), but lime also provides some important plant nutrients. A proper pH will make essential plant nutrients available for plant uptake, ultimately leading to optimal growth and development. For most plants, the target pH is between 6.0 and 7.0. The major exceptions are plants in the Ericaceae – blueberries, rhododendrons, and azaleas. Another exception is centipedegrass,

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world, it does not take the census bureau to tell us that demographics are rapidly changing. In fact, the United States has not seen such a rapid change in cultural makeup since the early 1900’s during the first major wave of immigration. Experts predict that by the year 2050, nearly one half of

Stephanie Romelczyk Garden Guide Romelczyk is the horticulture agent for N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County

which unlike the other major tufgrasses, needs a pH around 5.5. Many of the soils in Lee County are naturally acidic (especially those that were forested) and a soil report will often indicate that lime needs to be applied. There are two types of lime: calcitic and dolomitic. Calcitic lime is mainly calcium carbonate, while dolomitic lime contains both calcium and magnesium carbonates. If you have sandy soils, dolomitic lime will be the best choice because sandy soils do not hold onto calcium or magnesium well. If you have a clay soil, you will need to base your lime choice on the amount of magnesium already in the soil (if the Mg% is greater than 20, apply calcitic lime). Lime can be applied at any time during the year, but it will take several months to fully benefit the soil. Try to apply lime before rainfall or plan to irrigate after application. You will find both powdered and pelletized lime available. The pelletized lime is easier to use and makes less of a mess. Both may make plants look white at application, but the ghostly sheen is harmless and will disappear after water the United States will be made up of the population group currently referred to as “minority”. So what can parents do to prepare their kids for life in the 21st century? One way is to be active in their children’s lives and be a good role model for acceptance of other cultures. Parents can start by being active in groups such as the PTA or other school organizations. Working positively and openly with people

is applied. The lime recommendation is based on the soil pH. The pH for your soil will be listed under “Test Results” if you want to get a better understanding for the recommendation. Your recommendation will be expressed in the unit M. This unit is the same as lbs per 1000 square feet. To determine how many pounds you will need to treat the entire test area, first determine the area (length x width for a rectangle) of the region you want to apply lime to. Then divide by 1000. Take the resulting number and multiply it by the recommendation. Only apply 50 lbs of lime per 1000 square feet at a single application. If your recommendation is higher than 50, apply the initial 50 lbs. Then, apply the remainder six months later. Lime is an important soil additive because it can have so many positive benefits for plants. Only apply lime as recommended on your soil test. For more information on lime and its application, reference NCDA Note 4: Fertilization of Lawns, Gardens, and Ornamentals or contact our Center at 775-5624. Want more pertinent horticulture information delivered directly to your home computer? Subscribe to the new Lee County home horticulture e-mail list. Simply send an e-mail to mj2@ lists.ncsu.edu with subscribe leehomehort in the body of the message. You will then be a member of leehomehort@lists.ncsu. edu. Stephanie Romelczyk is the Horticulture Agent for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds sets a good example for children to follow. It is important however that this behavior is not limited solely to school. Parents can also concentrate on carrying this mentality over to their homes. When buying dolls, books, and toys for children, try to keep diversity in mind. Listen to your kids when they talk with you about their school day, and encourage them

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Michelle Obama, her White House garden is more than a plot of land. It’s also a soapbox. The South Lawn garden has given Mrs. Obama a platform to speak out about the country’s childhood obesity problem, extol the benefits of eating fresh food, and teach children early to appreciate vegetables. It also has offered Mrs. Obama another way to open the White House to people who don’t normally visit. The garden now is ready for winter, fitted with protective coverings called “hoop houses,” a kind of temporary green house, to help keep various crops — spinach, cauliflower, lettuce, carrots, cabbage and other greens — growing during the cold months. In its first year, aides say the garden has ex“seeded” expectations. It’s become so popular that even foreign dignitaries ask Mrs. Obama about it when they meet. Crops have been donated to a neighborhood soup kitchen, and the first lady’s green thumb has inspired others to start gardening, too. Local fifth-graders whose public school has a similar garden helped prepare the plot, plant the crops and harvest the produce. They even were brought into the White House kitchen to cook some of the food and experience what eating “fresh” tastes like. During the first lady’s recent visit to “Sesame Street” to help Elmo and some kids plant vegetable seeds, Big Bird asked if he had heard correctly that she eats seeds. Not exactly, she replied, but “I do eat what grows from these seeds.” She encourages the kids to eat all their vegetables, telling them that if they do, to treat each of their classmates with respect and equality. Take the time to acquaint yourself and your family with people of other races and ethnic groups to avoid stereotyping. Watching television shows or movies with your kids that accurately deal with racial issues can also encourage them to appreciate other cultures as well. And most importantly, it will benefit kids immensely when adults take the

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First lady Michelle Obama eats with fifth graders from Bancroft Elementary School in the First Lady’s Garden after they harvested some of the vegetables they had planted on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. they’ll “grow up to be big and strong just like me.” The garden also inspired a culinary showdown on an episode of “Iron Chef America.” Filmed partly at the White House, the contest paired White House chef Cristeta Comerford and Bobby Flay against the duo of Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse. Their challenge? Whip up five dishes using anything from the garden. The chefs harvested everything from fennel and collard greens to purple cauliflower and Japanese eggplant. Comerford and Flay won the cook-off. The 1,100-square-foot plot, about the size of a small apartment, has yielded more than 1,000 pounds of sweet potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, broccoli, fennel, lettuce, other vegetables and herbs that White House and visiting chefs have used to feed the Obama family and guests. A nearby beehive, bolted to the South Lawn to withstand wind gusts from the president’s helicopter, produced 134 pounds of honey. Some was given to spouses who accompanied world leaders to an international economic summit last year in Pittsburgh. This year, Mrs. Obama plans to involve more stutime to re-evaluate their own attitudes and work through any stereotypes and prejudices they may have. It’s wonderful to take pride in one’s own heritage, but it’s becoming increasingly important to celebrate other cultures as well. In order to function effectively in this modern era, we must reach beyond our cultural borders and work to foster understanding among all people. With

dents from other schools. Mrs. Obama’s plot is the first large-scale garden project at the White House since the “victory garden” first lady Eleanor Roosevelt planted during World War II. The government encouraged such gardens to make sure troops and civilians had enough to eat. Advocates of eating more fresh, locally grown food, including California chef Alice Waters, spent months lobbying the Obamas to start the garden. Mrs. Obama has said it was something she thought about doing before moving from Chicago. She talks often about her experience as a busy, working mother trying to feed daughters Malia and Sasha but relying too much on processed, fast food or takeout meals like pizza, not realizing the toll it was taking on the girls’ health — and weight — until their pediatrician spoke up. The entire family began to feel better, she says, after she started serving more fresh fruit and vegetables, eliminated processed foods and cut back on sugary drinks. Her children were like sponges, she said, and soaked up the information about what foods do to their bodies. a little awareness and respect for all people, we can make the future a better place for everyone. Resources used were from a piece entitled “What is Multiculturalism?”, an interview with Dr. James A. Banks, professor of education and director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, and from “Bringing Up Open Minded Kids” on Family Education.com


Health

8C / Wednesday, January 13, 2010 / The Sanford Herald FLU SEASON

DIET DETECTIVE

Too much flu vaccine? Shot push this week to tell

Goals in the context of the rest of your life

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; First there was too little swine flu vaccine. Now could there be way too much? This week will tell. Get ready for a huge flu-shot push as health officials try to rekindle interest in protection against this new influenza strain that, despite plummeting cases, still is threatening lives â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even as they reassess just how much more vaccine needs to be shipped. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finally plenty of vaccine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 136 million doses and counting â&#x20AC;&#x201D; against what scientists call the 2009 H1N1 flu strain. No more standing in long lines at the health department. CVS drugstores have so much the chain is touting vaccine in national radio and TV ads. Competitor Walgreens got more than 50,000 takers in a single day last week. Monday, children younger than 10 began rolling up their sleeves for a second time in Rhode Island schools. The state has attracted acclaim for vaccinating three-quarters of its students, and now is starting Round

2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the second dose required to protect kids that young. And flu-shot drives for all ages are scheduled around the country for whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s officially dubbed National Influenza Vaccination Week â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in hopes of preventing a possible third wave of the epidemic later this winter. How much demand this week brings will put the U.S. at a critical juncture: When is it time to halt the bottling of vaccine, so that too many unused doses donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go to waste? Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CSL Ltd. revealed Monday that U.S. officials have cut by more than half the amount it was supposed to ship here, 14 million doses instead of 36 million. The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest suppliers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; SanofiPasteur, Novartis and MedImmune â&#x20AC;&#x201D; told The Associated Press that their orders were unchanged so far. But other countries already are looking to unload leftovers. U.S. officials say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re deliberately delaying that decision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The danger is in turning off the spigot before

we really know what the winter flu season looks like, what the demand is,â&#x20AC;? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the AP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As long as there is demand, the good news is we will have a supply.â&#x20AC;? More than 60 million people are thought to have been vaccinated so far, and the U.S. is flush enough that Sebelius said the long-promised donation of 25 million doses to developing countries is ready to ship. Flu vaccine is a balancing act. Every year the nation throws away millions of leftover shots. They actually last well beyond their June 30 expiration dates. But because each yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flu vaccine is a mix of three different strains, with at least one change to the recipe almost every year, leftovers are destroyed to avoid confusion. This year is different. The government ordered 250 million doses of swine flu vaccine to be made in bulk, but just over half of it to be put into vials ready to go into peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arms or up their noses.

Cancer

Cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that women, should have their first Pap test about 3 years after the first time you have sex, or when you reach age 21 (Whichever comes first). Continue getting Pap tests every 1 to 3 years. If you are 30 or older a HPV (Human Papillomavirus) test may be done along with the Pap test. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether and when you should get a Pap test if you are 65 or older.

Cervical cancer is treatable; schedule your Pap test today. You can get the Pap test at your doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, clinic or community health center. Pap tests are also available at the Lee County Health Department and Lee Primary Care Clinic. Please call (919) 718-4640 for more information.

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abnormal Pap test may contribute to increased death rates from Cervical Cancer. It has been estimated that as many as 80% of deathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from Cervical Cancer could have been prevented by regular screening and necessary treatment. To start 2010 right, women are encouraged to schedule a Pap test to check for Cervical

Sharon Lucas, RN, wrote this column for the Lee County Public Health Department.

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve written about goals many times in the past (Micro Choices We Make, Getting Smarter, Get Back on the Diet Track). Why? Because setting goals is critical for achievement. You might be thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve achieved plenty in the past without setting goals or planning. So why do I need to do it now?â&#x20AC;? That may be true. The idea is not that you will not be able to achieve without planning; however, goal setting and planning increase the odds of your success. Over the next few weeks, many of you will be setting goals to lose weight, quit smoking, spend more time with your children, etc. Whatever your goal might be, it will more than likely affect many other aspects of your life. Oftentimes we set goals without thinking about how theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to affect other people. But you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live in a vacuum. Your actions and decisions affect your family, co-workers and friends to one degree or another. Not only that, but the people around you influence you as well. Therefore, when setting and planning goals, you need to consider these relationships by asking questions such as: n How does this goal affect my family? n How will my family influence my ability to achieve my goal? n How do my responsibilities at work influence my goal? n How does this goal affect my friends and coworkers?

Charles Platkin Diet Detective Charles Platkin, PhD, MPH, is one of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading nutrition and public health advocates; his syndicated health, nutrition, and fitness column appears in more than 100 daily newspapers nationally.

n How might these friends and co-workers influence my goal? If you sense that the pursuit of your goal is creating friction with other people, you need to confront this issue head-on before you go any further. Discuss your goals with your loved ones. More than likely theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be pleased that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided to make a positive change. If they have any worries, you can assure them that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thought it through and you know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing. For example, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re married and decide to train for an upcoming 10K run. In all likelihood, your spouse will be thrilled for you and happy to see you in great physical shape. But he or she might also be concerned that such training will cut into the time you spend with your family. To offset that concern, you might suggest that your spouse join you in some aspects of the training, or you could offer to cut down on other solitary activities such as watching TV or doing the crossword puzzle, and use that time to prepare for the 10K. Another example: Your spouse decides to bring home ice cream, cake and other high-calorie treats on a regular basis claiming that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for his or her own enjoyment and adding some comment like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why should I suffer just because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided to diet?â&#x20AC;? Again, you need to consider and discuss these feelings as part of your planning process. Talking with your family and friends about the healthy food changes you are making should help to gain their support. Another personality to prepare for is the food pusher. All of us know someone in the family or among our friends who is a food pusher. These are the people who are always telling you that you look great, and in fact, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting too thin.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can one bite hurt?â&#x20AC;? they ask. Or, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to at least have a taste.â&#x20AC;? Or perhaps they keep telling you, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fine just

the way you are,â&#x20AC;? and, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to lose weight.â&#x20AC;? Your purported â&#x20AC;&#x153;support groupâ&#x20AC;? may not want to see you â&#x20AC;&#x153;sufferâ&#x20AC;? through yet another diet. But they may also be trying to sabotage you because they are jealous of your newfound goals or because they feel guilty about not having made the same choice to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Your family and friends could be undermining your best intentions to lose and control your weight. Try to have an answer ready for these diet saboteurs. Mentally rehearse a few key phrases like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, no thanks. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat another thing.â&#x20AC;? Or even try the truth: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m dieting, and eating that piece of cake will throw me completely off track.â&#x20AC;? Ego threats could also negatively affect your health goals. Even people with high self-esteem are apt to doubt themselves when people they care about question their abilities. Ego threats come from a variety of sources, but the most powerful come from the people closest to you, which is why theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so dangerous. You trust these people, and their undermining comments hurt you. Parents are famous for posing ego threats: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never be able to lose weight, so why try,â&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;You, exercise? You mean going from the couch to the kitchen?â&#x20AC;? As a response to these threats, you might tell yourself, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to starve myself and lose 75 pounds in two months even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the last thing I do,â&#x20AC;? or, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to get my body looking like a supermodel.â&#x20AC;? When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re determined to prove someone wrong you may set unreasonably high goals for yourself and lose touch not only with whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important but also with whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s realistic. Or you can use ego threats as an excuse to give up. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not unusual for people to internalize other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doubts, thus jeopardizing their chances of achieving their goals. To do that, however, is to allow what other people think of your goals to be more important than what you think of yourself. Sometimes the desire to prove doubters wrong actually provides you with the energy you need to succeed just to prove to yourself you have what it takes. But you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doubts or threats to your ego influence you to change your goal in a way that would be detrimental to your achieving it. When setting your goals, anticipate these situations, and plan for them in advance. Mentally rehearse your responses and reactions. Rehearse staying on track in spite of these obstacles.

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