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INTERVIEW: JEFF MOSS
WHAT’S NEXT NOW THAT CONAN HAS LEFT NBC?
SPD Chief: Crime rate stats at 10-year low
Numbers presented on final day of city council retreat
The Fox network represents the most attractive landing for now-former “Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien if he wants to continue hosting a daily television talk show
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SANFORD — Crime in the Sanford is at a 10-year low, according to statistics shared with the city council Friday morning. Statistics for 2008 (the most recent statistics available) show Sanford’s crime index — a statistic based on the amount of crimes per 100,000 residents in the city — was at 4,344, the lowest rate going back to 1999. In fact, 1999’s index of 12,628 means the city has seen a 34 percent drop in crime over the past decade — while at the same time, Sanford’s population has increased by about 6,000 people. Sanford Police Chief Ronnie Yarborough and Strategic Services Director Don Kovasckitz delivered the report to the council at Friday’s annual council retreat. Yarborough said residents might perceive crime as being higher than it is because of media reports or incidents they
SOUTHERN LEE, LEE CO. HIT THE WRESTLING MAT It appears the Southern Lee wrestling program has dusted off recent controversy and revamped its succesful program after Friday’s 45-35 victory over Lee County Full Story, Page 1B
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Jeff Moss sits at his desk in the Heins Building in downtown Sanford. This week marked one year since Moss’s swearing-in ceremony as superintendent of Lee County Schools.
OBAMA VOWS TO FIGHT FOR NATION’S JOBS President Barack Obama tried to revive his battered agenda and rally despondent Democrats on Friday with a renewed emphasis on jobs Full Story, Page 10A
HAITI QUAKE HAITIANS BEGIN EXODUS FROM PORT-AU-PRINCE By boat or by bus, by bicycle and on foot along clogged and broken roads, earthquake survivors streamed away from Portau-Prince and its landscape of desolation Friday
Superintendent points to STEM expansion, laptops, distance learning as successes By CAITLIN MULLEN email@example.com
SANFORD — The honeymoon’s over. Jeff Moss, who took over as superintendent of Lee County Schools one year ago, said he’s been pleased with his first year at the helm of the school district and is now ready for the long haul. “A first year for any superintendent in any district is a lot like a honeymoon,” he said. “There’s not a lot that ends up being very controversial and
then you dig in for the hard work.” Moss kicked off the new year with the 1:1 laptop initiative at the middle school level, something administrators have been excited about. He’s proud of what the schools have accomplished in the past 12 months, like distance learning for high schoolers and installing Smartboards and projectors in most classrooms. “We’ve done a lot of different things in a short period of
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IN HIS FIRST YEAR ... Moss has overseen the district take on several different projects: ❏ Distance learning for students through E-Lee College Academy ❏ Installation of Smartboards and projectors in all K-8 classrooms ❏ Expansion of the STEM program ❏ The passage of the .25-cent sales tax to fund a $19.5M LCHS renovation ❏ The 1:1 laptop initiative
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OUR STATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HITS 33-YEAR HIGH North Carolina’s unemployment rate hit a historic high of 11.2 percent in December as the tally of jobs lost neared 250,000 Full Story, Page 7A
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Vol. 80, No. 18 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina
Alleged shooter wants trial moved CARTHAGE (AP) — The North Carolina man charged in a nursing home shooting rampage that killed eight people wants his trial moved. The Fayetteville Observer reported Friday that Superior Court Judge James Webb told lawyers for Robert Kenneth Stewart they must request moving the trial out of Moore County by May.
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The judge denied a request by prosecutors to start the murder trial early this fall. Prosecutors plan to seek the death
penalty. The 46-year-old Stewart
is accused of walking into a Carthage nursing home last March and killing seven patients and a nurse. Stewart’s estranged wife worked at the nursing home but was unhurt after locking herself in a room. The rampage ended after Stewart and a Carthage police officer were wounded after exchanging gunfire.
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New YMCA has solid beginning
oday, we Take 5 with Zac West, branch executive director for the Lee County YMCA. The Harnett County native is a graduate of East Carolina University, where he earned a bachelors degree in Sports and Recreation Management. He has worked for the YMCA of the Triangle off and on since 2001, serving the Cary, Garner, Johnston County and now Lee County branches. Today, he lives Lillington with his wife Nicole and two children, Camden, 4, and Makena, 1 month.
: The new facility on Spring Lane has been open two months now. How has the transition been for the Y and what kind of use is
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Sanford: Andrew Ausley Sr.; Alma Beasley, 88; Jeremy Jones, 35; Rex Mann, 90; Cynthia Moffitt, 60 Coats: Isabelle Fish, 86
President Obama has anemic approval ratings; but he’s not panicking just yet
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On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:
MONDAY ■ The Lee County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford. ■ The City of Sanford Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public input session at 7 p.m. in the West End Conference Room of the Sanford Municipal Building, 225 E. Weatherspoon St., Sanford. The commission is asking for public input on the final draft of the rules and procedures for locally Designated Historic Districts (Rosemount-McIver Park and Downtown Historic Districts). ■ The Chatham County Board of Education will hold a special meeting for the purpose of reviewing board applicant applicants at 5:45 p.m. at the Central Office Board Room in Pittsboro. ■ The Broadway Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Broadway. ■ The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 635 East St., in Pittsboro. ■ The Siler City Airport Authority will meet at 7 p.m. at the Siler City Municipal Airport.
Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Frederick Avon Spinks, Ethan Perce Roth, Makeda Kelly, Alexis Monet Jade McLean, Robert Alexander James Hamilton, Kenneth Cameron, Jackie Jones, Herman Morris, Barbara Nichole Bush, James Taylor, Jerrel Spears, Mike Fitzgerald, LaTonya Alston, Phillip Duggins, Stephanie Kelly, Derek Howard, Hunter Smith, Tommy Medlin, Carolyn Powers, Kim Stone, Hattie King, Kenneth Pullum, Perry Lee, Terry Lee, Charles Roseboro and Christopher Wicker. CELEBRITIES: Princess Caroline of Monaco is 53. Singer Anita Baker is 52. Reggae musician Earl Falconer (UB40) is 51. Actress Gail O’Grady is 47. Actress Mariska Hargitay is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Marc Nelson is 39. Actress Tiffani Thiessen is 36. Rock musician Nick Harmer (Death Cab for Cutie) is 35. Christian rock musician Nick DePartee (Kutless) is 25.
Almanac Today is Saturday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2010. There are 342 days left in the year. This day in history: On Jan. 23, 1960, the Swiss-Italian-made bathyscaphe Trieste, owned and operated by the U.S. Navy, carried two men to the deepest known point in the Pacific Ocean, reaching a depth of more than 35,000 feet inside the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. In 1845, Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. In 1932, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. In 1943, critic Alexander Woollcott suffered a fatal heart attack during a live broadcast of the CBS radio program “People’s Platform.” In 1964, the 24th amendment to the Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified. In 1973, President Richard M. Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War. In 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was abducted in Karachi, Pakistan, by a group demanding the return of prisoners from the Afghan campaign; he was later slain. Five years ago: Former “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson died in Malibu, Calif. at age 79. Viktor Yushchenko was sworn in as president of Ukraine.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAY ■ 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. ■ Power Pro Wrestling at Kendale Entertainment Center (2737 Industrial Drive) begins at 6 p.m. with bell time at 7:15 p.m. Visit awapowerprowrestling.com for more information.
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MONDAY ■ Winter Interlude, Lee County Community Orchestra’s annual benefit evening, will be held at Chef Gregg Hamm’s Café 121 and will feature fine dining and music starting at 6:30 p.m. (snow date Feb. 1). The $35 per person ticket includes an $18 tax-deductible donation to LCCO. Reservations can be made by calling 776-4628 or by sending checks payable to LCCO to PO Box 3174, Sanford, 27331 or to 600 Valley Road, Sanford, 27330. ■ The Lee County Forestry Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood, 1919 S. Horner Blvd. Donald Nicholson, Agriculture Advisory Board Chairman, will be guest speaker. Grace Lawrence, Program Director for the Ft. Bragg Regional Task Force Working Land Protection Program, will give an update on the Working Land Protection Program.
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TUESDAY ■ The Republican Party of Lee County’s monthly meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Carolina Trace Country Club. The title of this month’s program will be “Victory 2010.” ■ The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lee County Library Auditorium, 107 Hawkins Ave. for a ‘Show and Tell’ session. Members and guests may bring either historical artifacts or genealogical stories to share. It is an informal meeting, with each presentation lasting less than 10 minutes. Guests are welcome to join in, listen and learn. For more information, call 499-7661. ■ A workshop on the use and maintenance of home septic systems will be held at the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro at 7 p.m. The workshop is sponsored by Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Public Health Department’s Division of Environmental Health. People are requested to pre-register by calling 919.542.8202. $5 registration fee, payable at the door, includes refreshments and workshop materials. Checks should be made payable to Chatham County Cooperative Extension. For more details, contact Anne Lowry at 919.542.8310.
WEDNESDAY ■ A blood drive will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at Center United Methodist Church, 4141 S. Plank Road. To schedule an appointment, contact Carolee Mitchell at
(919) 718-8157. ■ 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.
THURSDAY ■ The Lee County Library offers story time at 11 a.m. The program is aimed at children ages 3 and 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.
JAN. 31 ■ Jonesboro United Methodist Church will break ground for a new sign donated in memory of Jerry Seaman, a dedicated JUMC member and community volunteer who was well known for his 30 years of service in the city and county school systems. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place immediately following the 11 a.m. worship celebration. All are welcome to JUMC worship services and the ceremony.
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■ Lee County Quiz Bowl competition will be held at 10 a.m. at the McSwain Center in Sanford. ■ Temple Theatre will present the oneman show, “Blood Done Sign My Name,” the best-selling memoir by North Carolina author Tim Tyson adapted for the stage by playwright and actor Mike Wiley. The story focuses on the racially motivated murder of a 23-year-old black U.S. Army veteran and the resulting social upheaval in Oxford. Show time is 8 p.m. For tickets, visit templeshows.com or call (919) 774-4155. ■ How can you identify trees when they have no leaves? Join the Grand Trees of Chatham during a free workshop from 1-4 p.m. to find out how buds, bark, and twigs can be used to recognize Chatham County’s native trees. Register by calling (919) 9333869 or sending an e-mail to: grandtrees@ chathamnc.org.
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National Guard soldiers return from Iraq today
SANFORD â€” A large contingent of National Guard soldiers from the Sanford unit will return from a deployment to Iraq today. A welcoming ceremony is set for â€œaround noonâ€? today at the National Guard Armory on Nash Street, according to a member of the unitâ€™s family readiness team. About 50 soldiers will be bused in from Georgia, where theyâ€™ve been debriefing for the past week since returning from Iraq. The remaining 20 percent of soldiers will return in a similar ceremony on Jan. 30. The battalionâ€™s D company has been in Iraq since April. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony. â€” by Gordon Anderson
Domestic dispute ends in wreck, suicide in Apex
APEX â€” A Chatham County man killed himself Friday following an alleged domestic incident that included a highspeed chase through two counties, shots fired at a car and a wreck, WRAL reported. The dispute began in Chatham County at 10:45 a.m. when Jeremy Jones, 35, chased his ex-girlfriendâ€™s Toyota Camry on U.S. 1 near Sanford, according to the Apex Police Department. The woman called 911 telling dispatchers she feared for her life. According to WRAL, Apex police officers intercepted the cars near the U.S. 1 and N.C. 55 bridge and saw the man firing shots at the womanâ€™s car,. The car was hit by at least four shots, but the woman wasnâ€™t hit. The manâ€™s car then slammed into the back of a white minivan on N.C. 55 near Lufkin Road. According to police, Jones then killed himself in his car before officers could approach him. â€” WRAL
Human Relations Commission starts essay contest
PITTSBORO â€” The Chatham County Human Relations Commission will launch its first annual student competition, Uplifting a Diverse World: Making Our Space a Better Place student essay competition on Jan. 25. â€œThis competition is intended to encourage our youth to think about social and environmental justice issues and to become problem solvers,â€? said Heather Rodin, chair of the CCHRC. The essay competition will promote discussion among students about various forms of environmental justice and social justice, ask students to think about how they can make their world a better place, strengthen studentsâ€™ problem-solving and writing skills while emphasizing empathy and compassion, and provide students with practice in preparing for the written portion of college entrance exams.
Winning entries will receive $100 cash awards at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels. The competition winners will be announced in March. Competition entry guidelines and entry forms are available at every Chatham County school or by visiting www. chathamnc.org or e-mailng esther.coleman@chathamnc. org. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Feb. 26. â€” from staff reports
Andrew Ausley Sr. SANFORD â€” A memorial service for Andrew Harold Ausley Sr. was held Friday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Jeff Clark and Dr. Charles Peterson officiating. Music included two congregational hymns, as well as a solo by Craig Courtney, and pianist Susan Gaster. Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.
POLICE BEAT SANFORD â– Billy Wayne Finch, 28, of 514 S. Moore St. was charged Thursday with larceny. â– Cordero La Paul Rollins, 21, no address given, was charged Thursday with violating a pre-trial release condition. â– Tracy Darnell Sadlick, 32, of 136 E. Chisholm St. was charged Thursday with larceny and failure to appear. â– Kiara Danielle Woods, 20, of 511 Pineland St. was charged Thursday with financial card theft. â– Crystal Renee Holland, 21, no address given, was charged Thursday with obtaining property by false pretense. â– Anthony Ray Flowers, 53, of 807 Chatham St. was charged Thursday with threatening phone calls. â– Eric Emmanuel Young, 18, of 203 E. Weatherspoon St. was charged with resist, delay and obstruct.
Chamber give first community service award Friday SOUTHERN PINES â€” The Moore County Chamber of Commerce announced the winner of the inaugural Janet A. Powell Community Service Award on Friday. The award honors an outstanding Moore County Chamber of Commerce member. This yearâ€™s award recipient was the Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care Inc. â€œThe Chamber is proud to present this award to the Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care,â€? said Holly Bell, 2010 Chairman of the Board. â€œThe Coalition truly demonstrated excellence, creativity and initiative in all they did throughout 2009 â€” an unbelievably challenging year.â€?
SANFORD â€” Funeral service for Alma Goins Beasley, 88, of 2614 Broadway Road, who died Tuesday (1/19/10), was conducted Friday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Sauls and the Rev. Garland Smith officiating. Burial followed at Shallow Well Church Cemetery. Pianist was Ruth Sutherland. Pallbearers were Phil Kelly, Brooks Kelly, Richard Kelly, Ronald Kelly, Patrick Kelly and Ned Cummings. Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.
Jeremy Jones SANFORD â€” Jeremy Christopher Jones, 35, died Friday (1/22/10). Arrangements will be announced by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.
Rex Mann SANFORD â€” Rex William Mann, 90, died Friday at Manor Care of Pinehurst. Arrangements will be announced by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.
Cynthia Moffitt SANFORD â€” Cynthia J. Moffitt, 60, of 923 Hwy. 87 N., died Wednesday at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. She is survived by Theodore McMillian; children, Deborah Moffitt and Kim Wiley, both of Siler City, Tamekia Watson of Sanford and Whitney Jones of the home; sisters, Linda Siler and Kim Wiley, both of Siler City; and brothers, Walter Moffitt of Ramseur and Dalton Moffitt and Darise Wiley, both of Siler City. The family will receive friends at 105 N. Garden Ave. in Siler City. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m.
Monday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City with the Rev. Barry Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Knotts and Son Funeral Home of Siler City.
Isabelle Fish COATS â€” Isabelle Godwin Fish, 86, died Thursday at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn. Sheas born July 3, 1923 in Harnett County, daughter of the late Blaine Lewis and Sarah Holmes Godwin. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Fish Sr., and a son, Jerry E. Fish. She had retired from Terry Hill Manufacturing Company and was a homemaker. She is survived by sons, Joseph D. Fish Jr. and wife Faye of Linden and Tim Fish and wife Sherri of Lillington; daughters, Janice F. Holder of Elizabethtown and Kay F. Toombs and husband Larry of Prince George, Va.; sisters, Helen Carroll of Coats, Jean Walker of Sanford and Ann Huff of Willow Springs; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of Helen Carroll, 76 Derek St., Coats. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rose and Graham Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Huff, the Rev. Robbie Oâ€™Quinn and the Rev. Martin Groover officiating. Burial will follow at Coats City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rose and Graham Funeral Home, Inc. of Coats.
Alfred Davis GOLDSTON â€” Alfred Wallace Davis, 89, of 411 Daurity Road, died Wednesday at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro. He was born May 15, 1920, son of the late Leonidas and Delcie Oldham Davis. He was a native of Chatham County, a member
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of Bethany Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II having served with both the Army and Marines. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator in both logging and construction. He is survived by a daughter, Pamela D. Hart of Sanford; sons, Robert Davis and wife Natalie of Sanford and Daniel Davis and wife Inge of Gulf; a sister, Virginia D. Lynch of Pittsboro; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church in Gulf with the Rev. Womack Keck officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the home of the daughter, Pamela D. Hart, in Sanford. Arrangements are by Smith and Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City.
John Gorman LELAND â€” John Duane Gorman, 93, died Friday. He was born in Pinch, W.Va. in 1916. He was preceded in death by two wives, Catherine Gorman and Joann Gorman. He was a retired Vice-President of West Penn Power, a World War II veteran and a Mason. He is survived by a son, John Gorman of Southport; a daughter, Elizabeth Grimes of Boston, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Nan Stager of Bloomfield, Ind.; three grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A private family service will be at a later date. Condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com. Contributions can be
made in his honor to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 1416 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401. Arrangements are by Peacock-Newnam and White Funeral and Cremation Service of Southport.
Sarah Milligan SILER CITY â€” Sarah Brooks Milligan, 74, of 21 Hal Clark Road, died Thursday at Chatham Hospital, Inc. in Siler City. She was born Nov. 6, 1935 in Moore County, daughter of the late Charlie L. and Jessie Belle Branch Brooks Sr. She was of the Baptist faith and retired from the Chatham Hospital as a unit secretary. She is survived by a daughter, Darlene Johnson and husband Dean of Siler City; sons, Arthur Milligan Jr. and wife Lynn of Asheboro, Charles Milligan and wife Rosabelle of Evansville, Ind. and Dean Milligan and wife Irene of Maysville; sisters, Mary Maldonado of Siler City and Jeanette Carol Powers of Burlington; a brother, Charlie L. Brooks Jr. and wife Pat of Siler City; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Brookdale Baptist Church in Siler City with the Rev. Christopher St. Jean and the Rev. Randy Queen officiating. Burial will follow in Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Bear Creek. Memorials may be made to West Chatham Senior Center, 112 Village Lake Road, Siler City, N.C. 27344 or to Brookdale Baptist Church, P.O. Box 428, Siler City, N.C. 27344. Arrangements are by Smith and Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City.
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Editorial Board: Bill Horner III, Publisher • Billy Liggett, Editor • R.V. Hight, Special Projects Editor
Let’s preserve the state’s open land Winston-Salem Journal
here are some beautiful places in New Jersey, but “the Garden State” is not what most of us envision for North Carolina’s future. It’s too crowded, too developed, too urban and suburban. But North Carolina is rapidly becoming many of those things. A report out this month from Environment North Carolina shows that more than one million acres of what had been undeveloped land fell to the bulldozers during the past decade. Ferrel Guillory, the director of the Program on Public Life at UNC-Chapel Hill, has presented a population slide show for years. It consists of maps of North Carolina, through the past 15 or so decades, with little black dots covering the urban areas. The lesson is obvious. What was once a state of a few urban dots and much sparsely
populated white space is now just the opposite. In broad expanses, the dots are so crowded together that they can’t be individually discerned. It’s getting harder and harder to find white spots to visit -- actually, green spots -- where forests and farmland predominate. More than a decade ago, former Gov. Jim Hunt and the environmental community set a target of saving one million acres from permanent development by the year 2010. We’ve now reached that year, but we missed the target. During the decade, North Carolinians were able to preserve just less than 650,000 acres. That is certainly no small accomplishment. Included in that collection are some “significant set asides of natural areas ... including state purchases of Grandfather Mountain, Chimney Rock and 64,000 acres of game lands along the Roanoke, Upper
Tar and Chowan rivers in the northeastern counties and Juniper Creek in the southeastern part of the state,” according to The N.C. Insider newsletter. But the million-acre target was a serious attempt to get ahead of the development curve, to preserve enough of North Carolina’s wild and agricultural lands that our children and grandchildren would know the difference between this state and those in the congested areas of the Northeast. And the target was just an interim goal. To preserve a sizable sample of the state’s natural environment, it was going to be necessary to add more targets during the decade that began on Jan. 1. Our heritage is at stake here. North Carolinians must re-focus on saving our most precious resources for the future. We must maintain some white spots on that map of black dots.
Scott Mooneyham Today in North Carolina Scott Mooneyham is a columnist with Capitol Press Association
Taxing in a digital age
f you’re like most North Carolinians, you paid less in state and local taxes in 2008 than you did in 1994. I know what you’re thinking. No way. They’re always raising my taxes. They did it again last year. And you’re right, kind of. ... But while the rates are rising, the percentage of people’s incomes that is going to state and local taxes isn’t. According to the Washington-based Tax Foundation, on a per capita earnings basis, North Carolinians paid an average of 10.3 percent of their income to state and local taxes in 1994. In 2008, the percentage was 9.8 percent. The percentages can be looked at a few ways. Rising earnings are probably one part of the explanation. While income taxes might capture the same percentage of earnings, sales and property taxes might not. The bigger factor may be the legislature’s decision during the late 1990s to eliminate the state portion of the sales tax on unprepared food. But there’s another reason that state and local taxes, measured as a percentage of income, have remained relatively stable even as some rates rise: the tax base is eroding; technology, particularly Internet-based sales, have accelerated the erosion. Last year, North Carolina legislators took one step to try to slow that erosion. They started taxing digital downloads, reasoning that someone who buys computer software by digital download over the Internet ought to pay the same sales tax as someone who purchases the same software by grabbing a disc at the local Best Buy. The Fayetteville Observer recently reported that some companies, like Apple, have accepted the change and begun collecting the taxes. Others, like Amazon, have refused. The dispute is likely to end up in the courts. The taxing of downloads, though, is just one part of a larger debate about the taxing of all Internet purchases. For years, state governments have been trying to get Congress to go along with their efforts to require Internet vendors to collect sales taxes based on the state of the purchaser. Congress, of course, only likes taxes when it gets to spend the money. Vendors like Amazon, consumer champions of a tax-free Internet and various tax protest groups argue that Internet shouldn’t be shackled with sales taxes. Online purchases lessen pollution and lessen the need for government services, they argue. ... The intellectually honest argument for the Internet-free crowd is to do away with all sales taxes in favor of income taxes. Good luck with that one. CORRECTION: A recent column incorrectly referred to excerpts of John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s book, Game Change, as appearing in The New York Times Magazine. The excerpts were published in New York Magazine.
Lessons of rookie year
resident Obama begins his second year in the White House with such anemic approval ratings, you’d think he was another Ronald Reagan: Among recent presidents, only the Gipper had fallen so low in the esteem of voters at this stage of his presidency. In the end, things worked out rather well for Reagan — a landslide re-election victory, success in changing the course of the nation Eugene Robinson and the world, canonization by the RepubColumnist lican Party. In this context, the serenity of Eugene Robinson is a columnist with the Obama’s political advisers is understandable. Washington Post Writers Group It has been a tough year, and the president has had to make a host of decisions that he ceived as “the best we could hope for.” The knew would be politically unpopular. If hisSenate bill is in many ways a breakthrough, tory is any guide, these early approval numespecially in covering 31 million uninsured bers say little about where Obama will stand politically in 2012, much less how he will rate Americans and ensuring that no one can be at the end of his presidency. The White House denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions. But progressives had to give up is right not to panic. the idea of a public insurance option, and But serenity isn’t the same as complaorganized labor had to compromise on taxcency. There are important lessons from the ing “Cadillac” health plans. When all is said past year that Obama and his team had better learn if he is to achieve his goal of being a and done, these activist constituencies may applaud the final result, but they won’t be “transformational” president like Reagan. jumping for joy. The first is that the “enthusiasm gap” On the economy, there is probably not matters, and it matters a lot. There is no way much more that the administration could that a Democratic candidate for the Senate have done to ameliorate the pain so many from Massachusetts, running to fill the seat Americans are feeling. But only recently has that the late Ted Kennedy held for decades, the White House been should have anything but trying to demonstrate that a cakewalk to victory. It’s ‘The takeaway, I would sug- jobs are a top administratrue that Martha Coakley gest, is that Obama has to tion priority, and there ran a mediocre campaign be seen as fighting for more still is no sense of great and that Republican Scott urgency about mortgage than ‘the best we could Brown ran a very good one, foreclosures. By contrast, but still, this is Massachuhope for.’ ’ bailing out Wall Street was setts we’re talking about. seen as an emergency. It is That Obama would have to galling — and, to many supporters of the adfly in two days before the vote and stump for ministration, dispiriting — that the big banks Coakley and the Democrats’ filibuster-proof are now reporting huge profits and have majority was absurd. resumed paying enormous bonuses, just like But the Brown-Coakley race was just the in the bad old days. most stunning manifestation of a phenomThe takeaway, I would suggest, is that enon that we’ve been seeing for at least the Obama has to be seen as fighting for more past six months. Vocal opponents of the than “the best we could hope for.” And there president and the Democratic congressioare indications he may have learned this nal leadership are eager, motivated and so lesson: The new tax that he has proposed excited that they can’t wait to grab their “tea party” signs and march around the neighbor- slapping on the big financial firms is not only hood. Vocal supporters of the president are ... good policy but good politics as well. The other major reason for the enthuwell, at the moment they aren’t even particusiasm gap is that Republicans have been larly vocal. winning far too many battles in the “mesThere are several reasons for the enthusage” war — for example, turning “affordable siasm gap. Some are beyond the president’s health care for all” into “big government control — the decision by Republicans, for takeover.” The administration’s opponents example, to take a purely obstructionist are defining the issues in the minds of voters. stance toward Obama’s domestic initiatives. That’s something the Great Communica“No to Washington” is a powerful message at tor never would have allowed. a time when so many Americans are anxious about the future. But the president has ways to counteract such as message, and the fact is that Obama has not given the Democratic Then will I hear from heaven, and will Party’s liberal, activist base much to rally forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (II around. Chron. 7:14b) The health care reform legislation that the PRAYER: Thank You, Father, that we can administration and Congress have worked come to You and that You forgive us. Amen. so hard to achieve is ending up being per-
Letters to the Editor Wasn’t Kennedy’s seat or the Democrats’ seat; it was the people’s seat To the Editor: Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts on Tuesday night was a Tea Party victory. This historic victory could be the beginning of a fundamental realignment in American politics toward common-sense, conservative candidates. Brown won because he gave freedomloving Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters reason to support him and propel him to victory. Brown ran against government-run health care and Washington spending. He ran on national security and broadbased tax cuts. He didn’t need a teleprompter — his campaign speeches were based on his conservative principles and came from the heart. “I will be the 41st vote against government-run health care,” resonated with Massachusetts voters who are experiencing the effects of universal health care in Massachusetts — long waiting lines; increased premiums for middle class families; and exploding costs to the state budget. “I believe your tax dollars should be spent fighting terrorists rather than providing them with attorneys,” resonated with voters who do not agree with the Obama administration’s idea of providing non-citizen terrorists with constitutional rights. Working class voters connected with a candidate who proudly drove his GM truck with over 200,000 miles across the state to get his message out. There will be many more Brown victories in November and eviction notices given to incumbents. Bob Etheridge has consistently voted with Nancy Pelosi and the liberal Democrat majority rather than for the constituents in his district. His continued support for big labor and the Employee Free Choice Act may be popular in New Jersey but not in his conservative 2nd District. His vote for Cap and Trade will increase energy costs for farmers, employers and working class families. His vote for the House version of ObamaCare is certainly not popular with his constituents. His recent vote to increase the debt ceiling of the federal government is certainly not popular with constituents who are concerned about out-of-control government spending. Etheridge has squandered his position on the powerful Ways and Means committee to advance Nancy Pelosi’s agenda. Probably most damning for Etheridge is his placating party line responses to his constituents’ concerns. Brown’s oneliner “This is not Sen. Kennedy’s seat; this is not a Democrat seat; this is the people’s seat” resonated with voters across the country and is a defining moment for the 2010 elections. Brown’s victory proves that mainstream, conservative candidates can win anywhere in the country if they’re willing to fight for the principles of freedom. The Massachusetts victory also shows that if Americans are willing to get involved in the political process and fight for their principles, they don’t have to settle for second-best. LINDA SHOOK Chairman, Lee County Republican Party
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time,â€? he said. â€œThe goal now is to nurture these programs. We provide the support to make sure itâ€™s an everyday thing.â€? Moss said heâ€™s been grateful for the staffâ€™s cooperation in implementing new initiatives, like the laptop program. â€œTheyâ€™re very willing to do whateverâ€™s necessary for the students,â€? he said. And he values his relationship with the staff. â€œThereâ€™s nothing a superintendent can do affect classroom instruction if teachers donâ€™t buy into it,â€? Moss said. â€œItâ€™s exciting to be associated with teachers of this caliber.â€? He said he believes the climate in the schools is a positive one because teachers feel involved in decision-making processes. â€œI do have an opendoor policy. I expect the teachers to stop me and question me,â€? he said. â€œI go into the school buildings
and allow that dialogue to take place.â€? Moss also sees a positive relationship between the district, the community and the county. The community support from the sales tax, which was a big issue for the district in 2009, is one example of that. And heâ€™s seen cooperation between the Lee County Board of Education and the Lee County Board of Commissioners, something that he hasnâ€™t always experienced in other counties. â€œHere in Lee County, it appears to me that they work collaboratively together to provide a great educational program for the citizens and thatâ€™s been a great surprise,â€? he said. In his almost 30 years in education, Moss has seen many changes, the advance of technology being one. With more students using the Internet rather than turning to encyclopedias to find information, they now need to be able to discern what is factual and what is not, he said. And teamwork has
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quick turnaround with the laptop program and how it happened sooner than he had originally expected. â€œThat is an area that I plan on working on in the future.â€? Prior to working in Stanly and Beaufort counties, Moss began his career in Hoke County as a teacher working with students who had already failed two or three times. â€œI had to challenge them and motivate them to stay in school,â€? he said. The connections he made stuck with the students. If they saw him at a store or restaurant, â€œthey would make a point to come up to me and tell me they appreciated the skills that I gave them,â€? he said. â€œThat is what you live for. You live for that student who remembers something you did. As an administrator, you hope youâ€™re making that kind of an impact.â€? Though he hasnâ€™t had much time to do that in Lee County just yet, Moss hopes to make that type of impact here in the coming years. â€œI want students to know me by name and talk to me, not just about school stuff. I want to be approachable and personable for all the students in the district,â€? he said.
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: New Yearâ€™s resolutions usually include some kind of fitness element to them. How can the YMCA help people with their individual resolutions to get in better physical shape?
: The YMCA is probably the best tool to help you keep those resolutions. We have trained wellness staff who can help you determine and reach your goals. The YMCA is a place where anyone can feel comfortable. What sets the Y apart from gyms is that the whole family can enjoy the YMCA. YMCAs help adults and children make new friends and develop skills, while learning the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith in God. Through YMCA health and wellness programs, participants of all ages can grow in spirit, mind and body â€” regardless of fitness or skill level.
: The new facility has gotten the most attention, but Y programs have been serving Lee County for more than a
BY THE NUMBERS Crime index is a formula based on the number of crimes reported per 100,000 residents in a city.
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personally witness. â€œIt can be a perception issue,â€? Yarborough said. â€œIf you see there was a murder, and itâ€™s on the front pager of the paper, and then it happens again, you might think â€˜look at all these murders happening in Sanford.â€™ But if you look at cities our size, the city the SBI tells us we can compare ourselves to, we have a lot less crime in the city of Sanford.â€? Councilman Mike Stone said he believed the numbers but would have a hard time â€œselling it to the community.â€? â€œOur crime is half of what it used to be, but we canâ€™t sell it to the community,â€? he said. â€œBecause the staff, the mayor and the council arenâ€™t standing up to the courthouse. It starts at the top. For six years the police chief has been telling us that the courthouse is a revolving door for violent criminals. We havenâ€™t had one single resolution saying the courthouse is a problem. Until weâ€™re willing to stand up and defend our numbers, weâ€™ll never sell decade. Any other new programs to discuss?
: The Lee County YMCA was established in 1996 to serve citizens in Lee County. It is a part of the YMCA of the Triangle. Since then, hundreds of children have participated in youth sports, after school and tracking out care, and family programming throughout Lee County. Hundreds of children and teens in Lee County have learned new skills, made new friends, and seen first-hand the benefits of the YMCA. This summer we plan to offer quality summer day camps for children. Look for new locations and new, lower prices. We are also in the process of starting a Y-Learning program at B.T. Bullock Elementary School. Y-Learning is a fully subsidized tutorial program offered to students who are performing at below grade level in grades 3-5. The goal of the Y-Learning Program is to increase studentsâ€™ reading, writing and mathematics achievement through experiences that include a focus on social, emotional and character development.
: How has the downturn in the economy impacted the YMCA?
: During tough times, people seem to gravitate to the YMCA.
â– Crime index in Sanford, 10 years: 1999: 12,628 2000: 6,438 2001: 10,542 2002: 10,875 2003: 9,800 2004: 8,181 2005: 7,135 2006: 6,224 2007: 5,477 2008: 4,344 â– 2008 crime index in other cities with similar population numbers Statesville: 8,426 Thomasville: 6,776 New Bern: 4,029 Salisbury: 8,607 Monroe: 6,506 Kinston: 8,922 Lumberton: 14,960
it to the community.â€? Kovasckitz said the good numbers give city leaders an opportunity to examine what theyâ€™ve done right in the fight against crime. â€œWe canâ€™t be complacent. We need to find out why crime is down and do more of it to move forward,â€? he said.
The YMCA of the Triangle (Lee County YMCA is part of this organization) has actually seen an increase in membership since the economy took a hit. YMCA is not a building, it is not a health club. The YMCA is the people. The YMCA is a place to exercise, a place to learn new skills, and a place to grow. The YMCA is a great, fun, safe place for children. We find that even families, who those cutting back on frills, donâ€™t want their children to do without a positive YMCA experience.
: The YMCA still owns land off U.S. 1, where there were once plans for a facility. Any plans for that land now?
: We opened this â€œexpress YMCAâ€? as the next step to building a fullfacility YMCA. The current location in the Galleria Shopping Center is home to group fitness classes, yoga and aerobics. The YMCA will continue to offer youth programs throughout Lee County. The YMCA of the Triangle owns land near U.S. 1 and Burns Drive in Sanford that will be the permanent home for the full-facility Lee County YMCA. Once we raise awareness in the community and conduct a capital campaign to raise funds for a full-facility YMCA, we plan to build on that site.
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STATE BRIEFS Perdue seeks money to clean up from winter storms
Casino cleans slots every 2 hours to beat virus
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has declared an emergency in 15 mountain counties in hopes the state can get federal help to pay for the clean up from December winter storms. Western parts of North Carolina got up to 2 feet of snow the weekend of Dec. 18, followed by heavy rains and ice a week later — knocking out power, damaging roads and stranding motorists. Perdue’s office said Friday recovery costs are estimated at least $12.5 million. The state wants the federal government to pay more than $9 million of the tab. Perdue’s declaration is the first step to seek federal funds. The declaration covers Alleghany, Avery, Ashe, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Haywood, Jackson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford, Transylvania, Watauga and Yancey counties.
CHEROKEE (AP) — Workers are cleaning slot machines with bleach every two hours as a North Carolina casino battles a virus that has sickened nearly 250 people. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel is wiping down its 3,300 slot machines with a bleach and water mix around the clock, The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Friday. The outbreak since Jan. 12 has caused intestinal troubles including vomiting and diarrhea. Door knobs, escalator handrails and restrooms are being sanitized hourly. Casino spokesman Charles Pringle says the culprit is a norovirus that is sometimes a problem on cruise ships and at schools.
Regulator suspended 1 week for lot inquiry
RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina environmental regulator is expected to return to work Monday following a one-week unpaid suspension for asking about lot prices at a Carteret County development days after issuing a development permit. Jason Dail acknowledged he asked Cannonsgate’s developer about lots on behalf of his stepfather in 2005. An employee for the developer then offered a $40,000 discount. An internal investigation by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources found neither Dail nor his family accepted the offer but determined there was an appearance of impropriety.
2nd provider offers free cell phones for needy RALEIGH (AP) — A second company is offering free mobile telephone service for needy North Carolina residents. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that Assurance Wireless launched its free service this week with an advertising campaign. The subsidiary of Virgin Mobile is offering 200 free minutes a week along with a free handset that normally sells for $10. TracFone last year was first to offer free mobile service to North Carolina’s poor. The service is subsidized by a 25-year-old federal program that reimburses phone companies $10 a month for each customer. To qualify for free phone service, a customer must participate in a federal or state assistance program such as Medicaid, food stamps or public housing vouchers.
December rate hits historic high RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate hit a historic high of 11.2 percent in December as the tally of jobs lost by the state’s workers since the recession started two years ago neared 250,000. December’s jobless rate of 11.2 percent rose from 10.8 percent in November, the Employment Security Commission said Friday. “That’s a pretty significant jump in the unemployment rate when we’ve been into the recovery this long,” said Harry Davis, the chief economist for the North Carolina Bankers Associ-
ation and an Appalachian State University banking professor. Many economists believe the national economy started recovering last summer. But job growth lags an economic rebound because companies need convincing that customers won’t quickly disappear again. So unemployment may keep rising at the same time there are other indications that economic prospects are improving. December marked the eleventh straight month the state’s unemployment rate has hovered around 11 percent. In December 2008, the state rate was
8.1 percent. While December’s rate may be revised later, it is fractionally higher than the previous peak of 11.1 percent in May. The national jobless rate in December was 10 percent, the same as the previous month. Since the U.S. fell into recession in Dec. 2007, North Carolina has lost 248,000 nonfarm jobs. Manufacturers have slashed 95,500 workers since that time, while construction companies cut 65,800. Those two sectors shed 2,100 positions in December, but the month’s biggest loser was the 2,600
jobs cut by leisure and hospitality services like hotels and entertainment companies. That’s no surprise with consumers worried about their incomes cutting back on luxuries, Davis said. More losses at leisure companies can be expected this year, he said. But manufacturing and construction job losses have about bottomed out, Davis said. “We’ve now lost most of the low-paying, lowskilled jobs that are going to go overseas,” he said. “We’ve lost so many that’s probably about run its course.”
Cooper balks at secret water talks with S.C. By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s top attorney has rejected a call by his South Carolina counterpart for closed-door talks to settle a dispute over waterways that flow through both states, according to a letter released Friday. Attorney General Roy Cooper said in in the note that he wants the discussions to take place in a commission appointed by both states that would be made available for public input. South Carolina’s top attorney, Henry McMaster, had suggested in a December letter to Cooper that the two sides hold confidential discussions directly with each other.
“We don’t need a confidentiality agreement because full and open public input will be critical in reaching the best solution,” Cooper wrote in a letter dated Thursday. Both sides have indicated that they would prefer to come to an outof-court agreement. McMaster spokesman Trey Walker said South Carolina attorneys are not optimistic that the commission cited by Cooper as a venue will reach a resolution any time soon, given that it has already been working on the issue for years. He suggested that the two sides sit down directly and hash out the issue “mano-a-mano.” “Resolution must happen between the two parties in this case,” Walker
said. McMaster filed a lawsuit in 2007 to stop a plan that would have allowed two North Carolina cities — both suburbs of Charlotte — to pump millions of gallons of water each day from the Catawba and Yadkin river basins, arguing that such a drawdown would deprive the downstream state its equitable share of the resources. The Catawba River travels 225 miles through the Carolinas and supplies drinking water for more than 1 million people. It’s also a major source of
electricity generation. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing the case. It ruled earlier this week that Duke Energy and the Catawba River Water Supply Project — both of which argued that it has water interests that can’t be encompassed by one state or the other — must be allowed to participate in the water fight. Duke operates 11 dams and reservoirs in the two states. South Carolina’s attorneys had argued that the water should be divided between the states before third parties stake their claims to a share of it.
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Exodus of quake survivors from Port-au-Prince
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) â€” By boat or by bus, by bicycle and on foot along clogged and broken roads, earthquake survivors streamed away from this city and its landscape of desolation Friday and into Haitiâ€™s
hinterlands and the unknown. The government and international agencies urgently searched for sites to build tent cities on Port-au-Princeâ€™s outskirts to shelter hundreds of thousands of
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Workers unload bags of flour in Port-au-Prince, Friday. International aid flowing into Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake has been struggling with logistical problems, and many people are still desperate for food and water. have fled the city of 2 million, the U.S. Agency for International Development reported, citing a Haitian survey of bus stations and of sources in destination towns. At St. Marc, 40 miles (70 kilometers) to the north, most arrived with injuries from the quake, the U.S. agency said. Now huddled with cousins in that dusty seaside town, Port-au-Prince refugee Daniel Dukenson said his nephew and sister, pulled from the familyâ€™s fallen house after the quake, were recuperating. â€œIâ€™d like to go back,â€? the 28-year-old computer teacher said. â€œBut itâ€™s going to take a lot of time for Port-au-Prince to get back on its feet. Two years maybe.â€? The end of the road didnâ€™t always offer relief, however. At least 100,000 people may have fled farther north, to Gonaives, a city of 280,000 devastated by back-to-back hurricanes in 2008. â€œWe are working with authorities to discourage people from going to Gonaives,â€? said Myrta Kaulard, country director of the U.N. World Food
Program. â€œIt is a very dangerous town and it is still partially destroyed from the hurricanes.â€? Brazilian U.N. peacekeepers and work crews have begun clearing a site at Croix-des-Bouquets, just northeast of Portau-Prince, for what may become a tent city for 30,000 people, the International Organization for Migration said. Six other sites have also been identified, but it will probably take weeks before the first camps accept Port-auPrinceâ€™s homeless, the groupâ€™s spokesman JeanPhilippe Chauzy said in Geneva. Such camps â€œcannot be built overnight,â€? said the agencyâ€™s Haiti mission chief, Vincent Houver. â€œThere are standards that have to be designed by experts. There is the leveling of the land, procurement and delivery of tents, as well as water and sanitation.â€? Many quake victims may resist the voluntary resettlement, wary of moving farther from their wrecked homes and their possessions inside, or from relatives. But the need for shelter and security will likely prevail, Chauzy said, particularly as hurricane season approaches in June. While plans were drafted for major relocations, scores of aid organizations, big and small, stepped up deliveries of food, water, medical supplies and other aid to the homeless and other needy of Port-au-Prince.
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Where will Conan Oâ€™Brien go? By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
NEW YORK â€” Shortly before agreeing to the terms of his unpleasant exit from NBC, Conan Oâ€™Brien joked on â€œThe Tonight Showâ€? that his plans for next week include making a big move to Fox. â€œMegan Fox,â€? he said to the laughter of fans who have made him a folk hero for losing his dream job. A day after sealing his deal with NBC that gives Oâ€™Brien $45 million and allows Jay Leno to return to â€œThe Tonight Showâ€? throne, Oâ€™Brien airs his final show, with Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks, Neil Young and promised surprises. Fox â€” the network â€” represents the most attractive landing for Oâ€™Brien if he wants to continue hosting a daily television talk show. CBS is comfortable with its late-night lineup of David Letterman and Craig Ferguson, ABC has expressed no interest in Oâ€™Brien, so Fox is the only one of the four big broadcast networks with room for the late latenight host. Fox has long sought its own late-night franchise. Still, there are questions about whether Fox
In this June 1, 2009 file photo provided by NBC, Conan Oâ€™Brien makes his debut as the host of NBCâ€™s â€œThe Tonight Showâ€? in Universal City, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul affiliates would welcome the pompadoured redhead or not. While Fox has signaled an interest in Oâ€™Brien, there have been no offers or negotiating, said a person familiar with internal discussions Oâ€™Brienâ€™s advisers have had, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly. â€œConan needs to kind of decompress for a little bit,â€? the person said. â€œThis has been a traumatic experience for him.â€? Oâ€™Brien will almost certainly wait to hear Foxâ€™s decision before making any moves. Kevin Reilly, Foxâ€™s chief entertainment executive, lathered Oâ€™Brien
with love during a recent news conference. â€œItâ€™s a very compatible fit for our brand,â€? said Reilly, a former NBC executive. Fox seeks a young audience, and Oâ€™Brien has proven adept at reaching that age group, particularly men. Done well, the show could produce significant profit at a time the Fox network is shuttered for the night. Oâ€™Brien would also come with a ready-made show and more than 15 years of late-night experience. Thatâ€™s something Foxâ€™s previous failures in late night â€” Joan Rivers and Chevy Chase â€” didnâ€™t have. Fox, which had no comment Thursday on Oâ€™Brienâ€™s departure, theoretically could force an
Oâ€™Brien show on its affiliates but doesnâ€™t want to. Many affiliates air sitcom reruns in late night and keep that advertising revenue to themselves. Fox may need to cut a deal to let affiliates in on profits from an Oâ€™Brien talk show. One possibility: allow affiliates to air a money-making rerun at 11 p.m. EST and start an Oâ€™Brien show half an hour later at the same time as Letterman and Jay Leno. Oâ€™Brienâ€™s ratings are a concern, too. The â€œTonightâ€? show ratings declined dramatically when Oâ€™Brien took over from Leno and, although Oâ€™Brienâ€™s people argue that struggling NBCâ€™s lead-in with Leno and news had much to do with that, he had shown increased vulnerability to Ferguson in his old time slot. Shelley Goings, the general manager of KFXP-TV, a Fox affiliate in Pocatello, Idaho, said while Oâ€™Brienâ€™s sense of humor was a better fit on Fox than NBC, she wasnâ€™t pleased about potentially losing advertising dollars. â€œRevenues for all stations across the country have been hitting rock bottom,â€? she said. â€œIt would not make me happy, for sure.â€?
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Britney Spears arrives for hearing LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” Britney Spears is meeting with a judge overseeing her court conservatorship. The pop singer arrived at a downtown Los Angeles courthouse Friday for a closed hearing. Itâ€™s Spearsâ€™ first meeting with SupeSpears rior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz since the singer concluded a world tour last year. Spearsâ€™ father, Jamie, and others have controlled the singerâ€™s personal and financial affairs for nearly two years. The conservatorship was created in 2008 after a series of high-profile hospitalizations and incidents of erratic behavior by the â€œWomanizerâ€? singer. Britney Spears has since experienced a career resurgence and had substantial visits with her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. Jamie Spears also attended Fridayâ€™s hearing.
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Hundreds attend viewing for Teddy Pendergrass PHILADELPHIA (AP) â€” Hundreds of music fans are gathering to mourn R&B star Teddy Pendergrass in Philadelphia. More than 300 people lined up for the start of a public viewing for the sensual soul singer Friday at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. The line stretches around the block. Best known as the singer of â€œIf You Donâ€™t Know Me By Nowâ€? and other hits, Pendergrass died of colon cancer Jan. 13 at the age of 59. Pendergrass was left paralyzed from the waist down following a 1982 car crash, but continued to record music. He founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance to provide support for people with spinal cord injuries.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” Two men administering Michael Jacksonâ€™s estate are seeking 10 percent of profits theyâ€™re able to generate from the late pop superstars work, court documents filed Friday show. Attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain filed a motion asking a court to approve the compensation, which will pay for a variety of services both men promise to provide. The filings state that the 10 percent will exclude profits from the â€œThis is Itâ€? documentary and Jacksonâ€™s interest the Sony/ATV music catalog, as well as his own songs. It is unclear exactly how much Branca and McClain would be paid; an accounting of the estate has not been filed. The men are seeking to become the co-executives and creative directors for a company that will oversee a business based on Jacksonâ€™s works. ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25
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STATE FORECAST Mountains: Expect cloudy skies today. Sunday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a 90% chance of showers. Piedmont: Today, skies will be partly cloudy. Sunday, skies will be mostly cloudy with an 80% chance of showers. Coastal Plains: Today, skies will be mostly sunny. Sunday we will see mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama tried to revive his battered agenda and rally despondent Democrats on Friday with a renewed emphasis on jobs. His visit to this struggling Rust Belt city capped a tough first-anniversary week for a presidency that suffered jolts at the hands of Massachusetts voters and the Supreme Court. “I’m not going to win every round,” Obama told a town hall audience. But, striking a populist tone on a campaign-style swing, Obama pledged, “I can promise you there will be more fights in the days ahead.” He used the word “fight” or some variation over a dozen times as he tried out a revamped message focused mainly on the economy, part of a stepped up effort to persuade Americans he’s doing all he can to create jobs. “This isn’t about me. This is about you,” he said. And while he has recently voiced a willingness to find common
President Barack Obama visits the Riddell manufacturing facility, which makes sports equipment, Friday in Elyria, Ohio, as part of his “White House to Main Street Tour.” ground in the divisive health care debate, he insisted he was not ready to abandon the cause or to drop his environmental and energy agenda even with the strengthened GOP hand in the Senate. “There are things that have to be done,” he said. “And that means marching forward, not standing still.” He acknowledged “we had a little bit of a buzz saw” on health care overhaul. Instead of the anniversary celebration Obama might have expected,
the week was one of the worst in recent times for the White House, with much hand-wringing and blame-casting among dazed Democrats in the halls of Congress. The week brought two major shifts to the political landscape. Little-known Republican Scott Brown’s seizing of the Massachusetts Senate seat held for decades by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy cost Democrats their filibuster-proof supermajority of 60 votes in the Senate and seri-
ously threatened Obama’s entire domestic agenda. It means Republicans will be able to stop or seriously slow down legislation at will. The GOP victory was also a poor omen for November’s midterms, continuing a trend that began with Democratic losses in November in gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey. Also, a succession of Democratic lawmakers have decided to retire rather than face voters this year. Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling overturning limits on corporate political spending opened the way for businesses and special interests to spend money freely on commercials for or against individual candidates. Obama said the 5-4 decision would allow wealthy special interests to “drown out the voices of everyday Americans.” The opinion could have an impact on this fall’s races that could disproportionately work to the disadvantage of Democrats.
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Dems concede overhaul has hit ‘buzz saw’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, two days after signaling retreat on a massive health care overhaul, discounted the small-bore approach Friday and pledged to press for ambitious changes despite running into a “bit of a buzz saw” of opposition. Even as the president sought to bring the public
and nervous Democrats back on board, a leading member of his party suggested Congress slow it down on health care, a sign of eroding political will in the wake of Tuesday’s Republican election upset in Massachusetts. Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., who ushered the overhaul legislation
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through the Senate’s health committee last year after the death of his friend, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, said Obama and lawmakers could “maybe take a breather for a month, six weeks.” “Maybe we do need to take this time. Look, it didn’t work, this process,” Dodd said, adding that Obama’s leadership was needed to get things back on track. The president didn’t offer a specific prescription for moving forward Friday, but he did deliver a full-throated defense of his signature domestic issue, which threatens to stall in Congress after Massachusetts voters denied Democrats their filibusterproof Senate majority. Law-
makers ended the week Friday having charted no clear path, with Dodd and others counseling caution over action. Just a week ago the health legislation had appeared on the cusp of passage after Obama threw himself into marathon negotiations with congressional leaders to work out differences between the House and Senate bills. “There are things that have to get done. This is our best chance to do it. We can’t keep on putting this off,” Obama said Friday at a town hall meeting in Elyria, Ohio, warning listeners that spiraling medical costs threaten to bankrupt them and the country unless Congress acts.
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Top Senate Dem endorses Bernanke WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat in the Senate has endorsed Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Fed will have to do more to help struggling homeowners keep their homes and urge banks to lend to small businesses. The Nevada Democrat’s endorsement was a welcome sign for Bernanke since more and more senators in both parties have announced opposition to Bernanke or said they are undecided. Reid raised eyebrows on Thursday after issuing a statement that failed to endorse Bernanke. Democrats had sharply criticized Bernanke for failing to police high-risk mortgages and missing the housing bubble.
CEOs to Hill: Quit calling us for campaign cash WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of current and former corporate executives have a message for Congress: Quit hitting us up for campaign cash. Roughly 40 executives from companies including Playboy Enterprises, ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, the Seagram’s liquor company, toymaker Hasbro, Delta Airlines and Men’s Wearhouse sent a letter to congressional leaders Friday urging them to approve public financing for House and Senate campaigns. They say they are tired of getting fundraising calls from lawmakers — and fear it will only get worse after Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling. The court ruled that corporations and unions can spend unlimited money on ads urging people to vote for or against candidates. The decision was sought by interest groups including one that represents American businesses, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They argued that restrictions on ads they could finance close to elections violated their free-speech rights, and the court agreed.
Family dies in crossfire after sleepover drop-off APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — There was no school the next day, so 15-year-old Emily Quarles had a friend sleep over. As she and her mother took the friend home the next morning, they became targets for a rampaging gunman. When Emily’s father and boyfriend went looking for them, they were slain too. Police say Emily and her parents, Jonathan and Karen Quarles, and her boyfriend, 16-year-old Ronnie “Bo” Scruggs, were among eight people killed early Tuesday by 39-year-old Christopher Speight. He’s accused of firing on a police helicopter and hiding in the woods before surrendering nearly a day later. Speight is the uncle of Morgan Dobyns, the friend the Quarles were dropping off, who was also killed. An inventory obtained Friday of the items found through search warrants showed that investigators seized 42 homemade explosive devices and fuses, multiple rounds of ammunition, several assault rifles and a 9 mm pistol from the Appomattox home Speight shared with his sister, brother-in-law and their two children. The four were among Tuesday’s victims.
Country’s first legal gigolo starts work in Nevada
BEATTY, Nev. (AP) — A brothel in a Nevada desert town has hired the state’s first male prostitute, a muscular college dropout who abandoned a brief stint as a porn actor in Los Angeles to become the only legal gigolo in the United States. The Shady Lady Ranch successfully won state and county approval to clear the way for the “prostidude,” as Nevada’s newest sex worker is already being called. After a slow first week on the job, his first appointments are scheduled for this weekend. The male prostitute — known as “Markus” — has quickly become the center of attention in Nevada’s brothel industry.
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REPORT: TRAINER ADMITS GIVING MCGWIRE PEDS BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A trainer who previously admitted supplying Jose Canseco with steroids now says he also gave performance enhancing-drugs to Mark McGwire. Curtis Wenzlaff, arrested in 1992 for steroids distribution, told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that McGwire’s goal was to get “bigger, faster, stronger,” according to excerpts released Friday. The interview is to be broadcast Sunday morning. McGwire last week admitted for the first time that he used steroids and human growth hormone on and off for a decade, including when he set the season home run record with 70 in 1998. He said he took performance-enhancing drugs for health, not for strength. “There are other things you can take for health that are anabolic, but it wouldn’t be that type of combination,” Wenzlaff said. “If Paris Hilton were to take that array, she could run over Dick Butkus.” McGwire, who retired as a player after the 2001 season, was hired in October as hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals.
TENNIS ISNER, RODDICK ONLY U.S. MEN LEFT AT OPEN
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — John Isner is one of two American men standing at the Australian Open. Isner advanced to the fourth round along with Andy Roddick. It’s only the second time the 24-year-old player has gone that far at a Grand Slam. Fresh off his first ATP title win in Auckland this month, the big-serving Isner defeated 12thseeded Gael Monfils of France 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).
GOLF BUBBA WATSON SWIMS AHEAD AT HOPE CLASSIC
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Longhitting Bubba Watson is using the wet weather to his advantage in the Bob Hope Classic. Watson shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead over Alex Prugh after the second round, which began and ended in driving rain. The storm wiped out play Thursday and threatened Friday in the five-round, four-course event. There were just enough hours in between for an impressive day by Watson, who’s trying to show there’s more to his game than his jaw-dropping drives. Watson still hasn’t won on the PGA Tour, but he showed off an improved putting stroke and capitalized on wet fairways at SilverRock. First-round leader Steve Bertsch was three strokes back with three others at 13 under.
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Southern Lee’s Joey Haire (top) pins Lee County’s Joshua Relkin in the 145-pound weight class during Friday night’s match at Lee County High School in Sanford.
Cavs prevail in close match By ALEX PODLOGAR firstname.lastname@example.org
SANFORD — As his team was marching to a conference championship last season, Southern Lee wrestler Joey Haire couldn’t help but begin to look forward to what his senior year might have in store. Before he knew it, though, his team was without a coach. And then, after some teams had already begun their seasons, it looked like Haire was going to be without a team. In stepped former Southern Lee Athletic Director Cletis Gore, who took the reins of what was a rising program under Mike Short, who resigned amid controversy last spring. Suddenly, although thrown together in a matter of days, the Cavaliers program was up and running again. “If felt like we weren’t even going to have a season, or that if we did, we wouldn’t have enough matches for any of us to qualify for regionals,” Haire said following Friday night’s 45-35 victory over Lee County. “We didn’t know if we were going to get a chance.”
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Lee County’s Rosalio Avalos (right) tries to gain control as Southern Lee’s Deandre Ward tries to wrap him up during Friday’s match. Avalos won the 152-pound match by pin in the third period.
Blue Devils set to take on Tigers again — already
EAST CAROLINA FOOTBALL
Ruffin McNeill, new head football coach at East Carolina, pumps his fist as Chancellor Steve Ballard, left, smiles during a news conference in Greenville on Friday.
Duke ripped Clemson just 20 days ago, but remembers a blowout loss in Littlejohn last year By BRYAN STRICKLAND email@example.com
He was home, back at his alma mater and in his native North Carolina. “This is my destination job,” McNeill said Friday. “Let’s get that out front right now. This is not a stepping-stone hop for Ruff. This is where I want to be until you tow me away from here. You’ll have
DURHAM — Didn’t Duke and Clemson just play each other? “It’s pretty odd,” said Duke senior Brian Zoubek, whose Blue Devils visit Littlejohn Coliseum tonight (9 p.m., ESPN), just 20 days after downing Clemson in the ACC opener for both teams. “It’s tough. It’s going to be tough to beat them with so short of a turnaround, especially at their place. “But I think we have the motivation and the drive we need to beat them. Also, we know what we need to do gameplanwise because we played them just a little while ago.”
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McNeill is back home By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer
GREENVILLE — Ruffin McNeill didn’t say a word. He just walked into the room filled with reporters and fans waiting to hear from East Carolina’s new coach and repeatedly pumped his right fist in the air.
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BASKETBALL Jackets cruise past Eagles SANFORD — The Lee County boys’ basketball team turned a 12-point lead into a 22-point advantage in the third quarter of a 67-55 win over Western Harnett in nonconference action on Thursday night. The Yellow Jackets opened the third quarter on a 10-0 run to get up 41-19 en route to their second straight win. Since the beginning of the Chatlee Shootout, the Yellow Jackets have won four of their last six games. The win improves Lee County to 5-12 overall, though the Jackets still stand at 1-9 in the Tri-9 Conference. The Eagles drop to 7-8 overall. Lee County was led by Dequan Swann, who came off the bench for the second straight game. Swann had 13 points, 10 of which came in the second half. He also snagged down five rebounds. Israel Williams added 12 points with four assists and four rebounds. Russell Tatum rounded out the doubledigit scorers with 10 points. Western Harnett was led by Franklin Trapp’s 15 points and six rebounds. Darien McNeill had 11 and Marcus Rayam had nine in the loss.
CALENDAR Saturday, Jan. 23 Swimming Tri-9 Conference Championship at Triangle Aquatic Center Men’s Basketball Central Carolina at Davidson County 3 p.m.
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The motivation for the No. 7 Blue Devils (15-3, 3-2 ACC) is obvious. In addition to wanting to stay near the top in Zoubek the ACC race, Duke enters play with an 0-3 record in road games. Also, their most recent road trip to Clemson was memorable for all the wrong reasons — a stunning 74-47 loss. “It’s hard not to remember something like that,” Zoubek said. The Tigers (15-4, 3-2) will be plenty motivated as well, having fallen hard 74-53 at Duke on Jan. 3. Depending on what happens in the game
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to drag me away.” The school held a news conference for McNeill, who was hired this week after Skip Holtz left to take over at South Florida after five seasons here. The 51-year-old spent the past 10 seasons as an assistant at Texas Tech, where he served as defensive coordinator and took over as interim
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SPORTS SCENE between Virginia (3-0) and Wake Forest earlier in the day in WinstonSalem, tonight’s loser could find itself three games back of the Cavaliers in the loss column. Then again, tonight’s winner could close within one game of first place in the loss column if the Cavaliers stumble. Believe it or not, there already has been one ACC rematch at this early juncture in the season, though the meetings between Boston College and Miami were spaced farther apart. The teams faced off in the first ACC game of the season on Dec. 6 — a full two weeks before the second ACC game — then played again on Tuesday. Florida State and Georgia Tech will meet for the second time on Sunday, though their first meeting was more than a month ago as well, on Dec. 20.
coach when Mike Leach was suspended then fired just before the Alamo Bowl. A formal contract hasn’t been signed and won’t be approved until the school’s trustees meet next month. Instead, the two sides are operating under an outline for a five-year deal that could pay him $1 million per season with benchmarks for season-ticket sales, fundraising and academics.
GIRLS BASKETBALL Grace Christian close to league perfection SANFORD — The Grace Christian Lady Crusaders are one win away from conference perfection. Haley Bryant had a gamehigh 19 points while Alexis McGilberry added 17 as Grace Christian had little trouble with Salem Baptist, winning 61-37 on Friday night. The Crusaders (19-6, 11-0) have one league game remaining — at rival Lee Christian next Friday.
BOYS BASKETBALL Lee County drops Green Hope CARY — Make it three in a row. Lee County won its third straight game with a 54-49 victory over Green Hope on the AP photo road on Friday night. North Carolina State’s Scott Wood (15) gets airborne Isaiah Williams led the Yellow as he defends against Duke’s Kyle Singler during the Jackets (6-12, 2-9) with 15 second half in Raleigh on Wednesday. points while Israel Williams added 12 points and Dequan Swann had eight. It is the first time this season There is also a $50,000 he plans to stick around Lee County has won three bonus if East Carolina as long as he wants. straight games. reaches the Conference It’s also a program with a unique set of chalUSA championship game, $100,000 if the Pilenges, from fighting for rates win that game, and headlines in a state domi- Crusaders roll over $50,000 if the Pirates win nated by Atlantic Coast Salem Baptist Conference programs the bowl game following like North Carolina and a league title. SANFORD — Elijah Buie McNeill — a LumNorth Carolina State to a scored 18 of his 20 points in berton native with 24 sea- perennially challenging the second half as Grace Chrissons in college coaching, nonconference schedule. tian thumped Salem Baptist In addition, East but none as a full-time 69-50 on Friday night. Carolina has broken head coach — inherits a David Fox added 17 points program that has been to ground on an expansion while D.J. McEachin added 14 four straight bowl games to Dowdy-Ficklen Staas the Crusaders celebrated and has won consecutive dium, meaning McNeill Homecoming with a victory. C-USA championships, will have to put a winning team on the field to a record of success that McNeill must maintain if maintain ticket demand. Not to mention hire a Cavaliers play better, staff and maintain most but fall to Wolverines of the program’s recruiting commitments with SANFORD — The Southern less than two weeks left Ron Myres, D.V.M. Lee Cavaliers are hoping to until national signing day. make a late-season dash “This is a fun chaltoward the playoffs by closing lenge,” McNeill said. the conference season on a “There’s nothing inroll in an effort to reach the timidating or hard about postseason. this.” Even in a loss on Friday night, Athletic director that roll may have started. Terry Holland had said he The Cavaliers fell 64-53 to preferred to hire someWestover, staying close to a one with head-coaching team they lost by more than 25 experience. One of his points to earlier in the season. It’s hard to beat the unconditional top targets was Middle love pets provide. That is why Anelia Smith led Southern Lee millions of people the world over Tennessee’s Rick Stock(7-9, 2-5) with 21 points while come home to a cat, dog, or other still, who announced Brianna Taylor added 16. animal. But as much as these furry earlier this week he was friends are loved, the hair that they withdrawing his name leave behind is not so coveted. from consideration due Sharing a home with a pet often Gospel Light to the short time before means ﬁnding pet hair on the sofa, national signing day next downs Lee Christian imbedded in the carpet, and blowing month. around the house like pet hair dust Holland said he spoke WALKERTOWN — Gospel bowls. Pet hair inevitably ends up on with seven candidates Light used a big first half to clothing and is tracked into cars and about the job and had down Lee Christian 41-26 in other places pet owners travel. four come to campus. girls’ basketball on Thursday While pet hair can be a nuisance But McNeill’s experience night. from an aesthetic standpoint, it can as assistant head coach Gospel Light took a 17-5 lead also be hazardous to your health. at Texas Tech was “very after the first quarter and led Those who suffer from allergies may unique,” highlighted 21-6 at the half. be affected by large quantities of pet by his leading the Red Katie Makepeace led Lee hair, which can harbor dust mites. Christian with 10 points, Raiders to a win against So how does one live peacefully with pets and maintain a hair-free zone? seven steals and six rebounds. Michigan State in the Having some handy products on Makaila Gillum added seven Alamo Bowl just days hand can help. points and four boards. after Leach was fired. 1. Sticky rollers, 2. Heavy-duty vacuum, 3. Sweeper cloths, 4. Buzz Cut or Hair Trim, 5. Vacuuming Enhancers, 6. Shedding brush
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NFL BRIEFS Jetsâ€™ Ellis, Harris, Scott probable
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) â€” New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis and linebackers David Harris and Bart Scott are probable for the AFC championship game despite being limited at practice with injuries. Ellis has a broken left hand that will be in a cast for the game against the Indianapolis Colts. Heâ€™ll have surgery after the game, whether the Jets win or lose. Harris (right ankle) and Scott (left ankle) were not noticeably hobbled during practice Friday. Safety Kerry Rhodes was a full participant after bumping his right knee in practice Thursday.
Harvin misses practice, listed as questionable
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) â€” Minnesota receiver and returner Percy Harvin is listed as questionable for the NFC championship game. Harvin missed his second straight practice Friday because of migraine headaches, a problem heâ€™s had most of his life and that cost him one game this season. Coach Brad Childress called the situation â€œless than idealâ€? and said Harvinâ€™s ability to fly with the team Saturday to New Orleans could be affected. Childress also noted Harvin has played before under the same conditions. Better news for the Vikings was the return to practice of starting defensive linemen Ray Edwards and Kevin Williams. Theyâ€™re listed as questionable, with knee injuries. Defensive tackle Pat Williams (elbow/foot) and cornerback Benny Sapp (ankle/back) are also questionable.
NFL viewership highest in 16 years
NEW YORK (AP) â€” The NFL has drawn the most viewers
for the divisional round of the playoffs in 16 years, with an average of 33 million per game. The audiences for ArizonaNew Orleans, Baltimore-Indianapolis, Dallas-Minnesota and New York Jets-San Diego were up 15 percent from 28.8 million viewers in 2008. Sundayâ€™s Cowboys-Vikings game attracted 37.7 million viewers, the most-watched program on television since last Februaryâ€™s Super Bowl
Shockey misses practice with sore right knee METAIRIE, La. (AP) â€” New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey has missed practice with a sore right knee. Shockey was able to practice the previous two days, but couldnâ€™t make Fridayâ€™s final full workout before Sundayâ€™s NFC championship game against Minnesota. The eight-year veteran from Miami had three catches for 36 yards and a touchdown in last weekâ€™s victory over Arizona, but hurt the knee on the 17-yard TD reception. During the season, he had 48 receptions for 569 yards and three scores.
Adams remembered for humility at funeral EASLEY, S.C. (AP) â€” Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith has told mourners at Gaines Adamsâ€™ funeral that he will never forget the defensive endâ€™s humility and work ethic. Former Clemson coach Tommy Bowden delivered the eulogy on Friday and joked that Adams gave him a couple of extra years at the school when his blocked field goal return for a touchdown turned around a 2006 game against Wake Forest. A package of video highlights from Adamsâ€™ pro and college career was shown during the 90-minute service at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley. About 1,000 mourners filled the sanctuary.
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