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SHANIYA DAVIS MURDERED, FOUND IN SANFORD
Vigil offers words of comfort
JACKETS, CAVS BATTLE ON THE HARDWOOD
Southern Lee tops crosstown rivals Lee County, 73-45, in girls’ basketball Friday night. Page 1B Read about the boys’ game onlline at www.sanfordherald.com
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Kettle Campaign kicks off next week This week, we Take 5 with Major Sue Jervis, the commanding officer of the Salvation Army of Sanford & Lee County, about the Army’s annual “red kettle” and Christmas JOY (Joy for Others at Yuletide) programs.
: The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign begins next week. How important is the campaign for the Army’s local efforts?
WINFREY: PRAYERS WENT INTO DECISION TO QUIT Holding back tears, Oprah Winfrey told her studio audience Friday that she would end her show in 2011 after a quarter-century on the air, saying prayer and careful thought led her to her decision Page 11A
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Valerie Womack (left) along with her son Wyett Rickard, 4, takes a moment to remember Shaniya Davis on Friday during a vigil on James Street in Sanford.
Neighborhood off Fields Drive gathers Friday to honor Shaniya Davis’ memory By CAITLIN MULLEN firstname.lastname@example.org
MODERATE DEMS HOLD KEY TO PASSING BILL
Three moderate Dems emerged several days ago as the last public holdouts among 58 Democrats and two independents whose votes Majority Leader Harry Reid and the White House must have Page 10A
SANFORD — The death of Shaniya Davis hit Sanford resident Kathy McIver hard. McIver, who organized a small neighborhood vigil off Field Drive held Friday night to remember Shaniya, takes care to look out for children in her neighborhood. “I never let nothing happen to anybody’s children,” she said. She added that she
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McNeill, suspect in case, could receive death penalty if convicted From wire reports
Four North Carolina patients at a single hospital tested positive for a type of swine flu that is resistant to Tamiflu, health officials said Friday
About 40 people gathered in a small park on James Street to remember Shaniya. Some spoke, thanking God for taking Shaniya to a better place; others stood silently as tears welled up. “It touches me,” said Carolyn Griffin of Sanford. “You have to be careful, watching your kids. It’s just personal. I have to be here.” McIver said she hopes vigil
Girl killed the day she was taken
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didn’t know Shaniya, but wished she had. “You would have thought somebody Shaniya Davis called and told me it was one of my children or grandchildren,” McIver said. “I just cried and cried and cried. I said ‘Well, maybe I could do something for her.’”
: The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is our annual fund-raising campaign. We depend on a successful campaign to allow us to assist the needy during the holidays but also to assist them throughout the year. We raised $44,843.00 last year and need to equal that and even more this year. Because of layoffs and the economy, more people are coming to us for assistance. We need to be able to have volunteers to man the kettles at all our
FAYETTEVILLE — Shaniya Davis, the 5-year-old girl found dead in Sanford Monday, was raped and killed the same day she was taken from her home, according to an arrest warrant released Friday. Davis was sexually assaulted and asphyxiated Nov. 10, the day her mother reported her missing from the trailer park where she was staying, according to the warrant. Authorities embarked on a nearly week-
HAPPENING TODAY n Central Fire Department will check car seats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 512 Hawkins Avenue. Appointments are required. Contact Krista at (919) 775-8310 by 5 p.m. Wednesday to schedule an appointment for the following Saturday.
long search that ended when the girl’s body was found dumped off a rural road. Mario McNeill is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree rape of a child in the warrant, which was issued after police said they collected hair and fibers, clothes, and a straw from his 1997 Mitsubishi Galant. He was initially charged only with kidnapping. McNeill seemed nervous as he appeared in court Friday for
See Davis, Page 6A
SANFORD CHRISTMAS PARADE THIS SUNDAY The 2009 Sanford Christmas Parade, presented by Progress Energy, will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday and will follow its traditional route, which starts at the Elks Lodge on Wicker Street. More than 60 floats, bands and other entries will be in the line-up once again. After the parade, Santa will be available for pictures at Depot Park. The Herald will have much more about what to expect in this year’s parade in Sunday morning’s edition.
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On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:
Monday n The Historical Preservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the west end conference room of City Hall, 225 Weatherspoon St. n The Town of Broadway Commissioners meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Council Chambers, 100 E. Lake Drive. n The Lee County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the commissioner’s meeting room at the Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest St.
Nov. 30 n Chatham County and the Town of Cary will host an opportunity for residents to review and comment on the current draft of a proposed Joint Land Use Plan for sections of eastern Chatham County from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bradford Hall, the community center for Carolina Preserve, located at 115 Allforth Place, Cary.
Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Isaac Sellars, Teresa White, Khoran Kiheem McKoy, Edwin Larmont Petty, Gidget Pulley, Tina Carpenter, Mollie Garrett, Tiffany Bland and Levi Perkins. And a belated birthday to Beyonka McNeill, Shelby McKeithen Jacinta Johnson, Christopher Stone, Teresa Baker, Polly Gilmore, Christopher Dorsett, Johnsie Kelly and Colton Cox. CELEBRITIES: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Stan Musial is 89. Actress Marlo Thomas is 72. Singer Dr. John is 69. Actress Juliet Mills is 68. Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is 66. Basketball Hall of Famer Earl Monroe is 65. Comedian-director Harold Ramis is 65. Television producer Marcy Carsey is 65. Actress Goldie Hawn is 64. Movie director Andrew Davis is 63. Rock musician Lonnie Jordan (War) is 61. Actress-singer Lorna Luft is 57. Gospel singer Steven Curtis Chapman is 47. Actress Nicollette Sheridan is 46. Singer-actress Bjork is 44. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman is 43.
Almanac Today is Saturday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2009. There are 40 days left in the year. This day in history: On Nov. 21, 1934, the Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes,” starring Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, opened on Broadway. In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1922, Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate. In 1927, picketing strikers at the Columbine Mine in northern Colorado were fired on by state police; six miners were killed. In 1942, the Alaska Highway was formally opened. In 1959, former heavyweight champion boxer and actor Max Baer died in Hollywood at age 50. In 1969, the Senate voted down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth, 55-45, the first such rejection since 1930. In 1973, President Richard Nixon’s attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, revealed the existence of an 18½-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate. In 1979, a mob attacked the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing two Americans. In 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. In 1989, the proceedings of Britain’s House of Commons were televised live for the first time.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAY n The Sanford Area Society of Shaggers will host an amateur shag dance at 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7) at VFW Post 5631 (the finest wooden dance floor around), 1500 Webb St. in Sanford. Cash prizes will be given to couples placing first through sixth, and the night will feature a DJ, hor d’oeuvres, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. For more information, contact Sandy Forsythe at (919) 775-6364. n Lee County Cooperative Extension will host “A Look at Lee” Family Agricultural Tour, a self-guided tour of land that produces timber, field crops, ornamentals, fruits and livestock from 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 18. A $5 registration fee per car will cover lunch for the family. To register or for additional information, contact Cooperative Extension at (919) 775-5624. n Operation Christmas Child will take donations at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church (316 West Main St.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. n Larose & Company, in conjunction with Moore County BackPack Pals, will sponsor a “Shoes for Food” horseshoe tournament to raise funds to provide Thanksgiving Dinner for some 30 local students and their families. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park in Southern Pines. Registration to participate is at $50 per team for two-man teams. Registration forms and more information are available from the Weichert office at 190 Turner Street, Suite D, telephone 910693-3300. n The Jordan-Matthews High School Music Department will host the first annual Chatham County Guitar Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jordan-Matthews High School, 910 E. Cardinal St., Siler City. Admission is free for all Chatham County students and suggested donation is $5 for community members. n Central Fire Department will check car seats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 512 Hawkins Avenue. Appointments are required. Contact Krista at (919) 775-8310 by 5 p.m. Wednesday to schedule an appointment for the following Saturday. n The Miss./Ms. Brick City and the Brick City Princess and Prince Christmas Pageant will be held at the Civic Center. n Deep River/Northview Optimist Turkey Shoot will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Deep River/Northview Optimist Park on Hawkins Ave. Shooting rounds for shotguns, .22 LR (open sights, no peeps), and kids rifle rounds. Winners earn points towards qualifying for a shoot off for both a shotgun and a rifle prize at the end of the season. The concession stand will be open serving hot chocolate, coffee, biscuits and more. Proceeds help fund the club’s youth baseball program. n The antique shops of Cameron are having their annual Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. n Sanford Woman’s Club will hold a fundraiser concert at 7 p.m. at the Kendale Entertainment Center with the Raymond Bradley and the Ramblin’ Fever Band performing. Tickets are $10. For tickets, call (919) 4993666, (919) 356-2041 and (919) 774-8839. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Proceeds will go toward local charitable and civic community organizations.
FACES & PLACES
Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church hosted the annual Highway to Healing Dinner, showing appreciation for hours volunteers served for the cancer patients of Lee County. Pictured Director of Scheduling, Boyce Cox (from left), Director of Scheduling, Dr. Mark Gaskins, David Jones and Willard Garren. 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 email@example.com or by phone at (919) 718-1225. n Chatham County’s last household hazardous waste collection event for the season will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chatham residents can bring items to Waste Management’s household hazardous waste facility, located six miles west of Pittsboro off U.S. 64 on County Landfill Road. n The Northwood High School Acting Ensemble will present its annual fall show, a 2009 production of “Our Town,” at 7 p.m. in the Benjamin J. Lee Auditorium at Northwood High School. Admission is $6 at the door. n The 2nd annual Birthday Splash for Carbonton Dam Park will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carbonton Community Center. Plates are $6 which will include pig, bird, red potatoes, green beans, bread, slaw, dessert and beverage. Bring your canoe, kayak, fishing gear or chair. For more information, contact Dick Harrison at (919) 356-5678. All proceeds will go to Carbonton Dam Park.
SUNDAY n The 2009 Sanford Christmas Parade, presented by Progress Energy, will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday and will follow its traditional route, which starts at the Elks Lodge on Wicker Street. After the parade, Santa will be available for pictures at Depot Park. For questions about being a parade vendor, contact the Central Carolina Jaycees at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 356-5623. n The antique shops of Cameron are having their annual Christmas Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. This is the only Sunday during the year that all participating shops are open. n Operation Christmas Child will take donations at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church
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TWILIGHT: NEW MOON
Fans flock to flickâ€™s opening
Burger King robbed at gunpoint
SANFORD â€” A Burger King on Horner Boulevard was robbed Thursday night by a man with a gun, according to Sanford Police. Employees told police that a man entered the restaurant, located at 1219 N. Horner Blvd., produced a handgun and demanded money. Workers complied and the man left in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money. The man was described as a black male about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds. He was reportedly wearing a green jumpsuit and a black ski mask. No injuries were reported. â€” Caitlin Mullen
Spout Springs Church collects 613 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes
CAMERON â€” Spout Springs Church, in rural Harnett County near Cameron, has just completed its Operation Christmas Child shoebox drive for 2009 as part of National Collection Week, Nov. 16-23. Operation Christmas Child delivers millions of shoeboxes filled with gifts for children in need, to points all over the world. This Christmas Spout Springs Church will contribute 613 gift-filled boxes. â€” From staff reports
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SANFORD â€” â€œNew Moonâ€? mania hit Spring Lane Cinemas in Sanford early Friday morning, as more than 700 people attended the midnight premiere. â€œLast night was insane. It was crazy,â€? Ben Johnson, an assistant manager at the movie theater, said Friday morning. The theater sold out seats for four screens of the second movie in the vampire-themed â€œTwilightâ€? series, with three shows at midnight and one at 12:15 a.m. The films are based on the series of books written by Stephenie Meyer and have gained a mass following. Fans began waiting in line just before 11 p.m. Thursday night. Groups of girlfriends, couples, mothers and daughters all turned out for the movieâ€™s midnight show. â€œIâ€™m like the biggest fan there is,â€? said Caitlynn Howard, 18, of Sanford, who came with her younger sister Hannah Howard, 15, and friend Markie Cauthen, 15. Of the movies, â€œI didnâ€™t think they would be this big, but the books are so amazing,â€? Caitlynn said. Latoya McKoy said mom Brenda McKoy
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Local fans of the â€œTwilightâ€? series packed nearly four theaters at Spring Lane Cinema in Sanford for the midnight showing of â€œTwilight: New Moonâ€? Friday. introduced her to the â€œTwilightâ€? series. â€œSheâ€™s the one that got me into it,â€? Latoya said. â€œItâ€™s the best love story,â€? Brenda added. Johnson said the midnight shows went smoothly and the theater managers were looking forward to another strong night Friday. He speculates that the â€œNew Moonâ€? crowd could be the biggest turnout the theater has seen. â€œâ€˜Madeaâ€™ movies have always set our records,â€? he said, referring to Tyler Perryâ€™s â€œMadeaâ€? films. â€œFor â€˜Madeaâ€™s Family Reunion,â€™ we had 2,800 people in one day.â€? But for the four midnight screenings of â€œNew
Moon,â€? more than 700 people attended; the 10 a.m. showing brought in long lines; and one screen was already sold out for Friday night as of 10:30 a.m., Johnson said. â€œMidnight shows can go either way,â€? Johnson said. â€œSometimes itâ€™s dead ... and weâ€™ll be open for 10 people.â€? Other times, like for â€œNew Moon,â€? â€œitâ€™s insane for a midnight show,â€? he said. Originally, theater managers had planned to show the movie on one screen, but with so much demand, they decided to show it on three, said assistant manager Rachel Powell. And late Thursday night, Johnson said, they opened up a fourth screen
for the movie, for fans arriving at the last minute. Johnson said he was amazed that the theater sold so many tickets in advance, too. As soon as the signs were posted advertising early ticket sales at the beginning of October, seats went quickly, Powell said. â€œâ€˜Twilightâ€™ has a huge fanbase now,â€? Powell said. â€œItâ€™s bigger than you can imagine. Every person knows what â€˜Twilightâ€™ is.â€? At the midnight screening, many fans wore â€œTwilightâ€? T-shirts, either store-bought or homemade; those with homemade shirts had â€œTeam Edwardâ€? or â€œTeam Jacobâ€? splashed across the front. Courtney Martin, 16
and Gabrielle Williams, 16, both of Sanford, said they make T-shirts for big movie premieres, like â€œHarry Potter,â€? and making them usually takes a few hours. â€œWe were excited all day yesterday and all day today,â€? Williams said. â€œEvery single kind of trailer out, weâ€™ve watched them all,â€? Martin added. Women outnumbered men at the movie, but a few dads stood in line with their daughters, or loyal boyfriends with their girlfriends. Jay Oâ€™Dell of Sanford brought his two daughters and their friends to the movie, which he said was a treat for the girls. Daughter Tayler Oâ€™Dell, 9, and friends Sidney Dyer, 9, and Alanis McCormick, 9, both of Sanford, bounced up and down and talked excitedly as they waited in line to get in. â€œBoth our girls got good grades in school, so this is a reward,â€? Oâ€™Dell said. Melissa Manczak and boyfriend Cameron Pressley, both of Sanford, held hands as they waited in line for the movie. â€œHe liked the first movie. He said he wanted to see the second one. I didnâ€™t have to drag him,â€? she said with a laugh.
County IT director receives certification
REVIEW: â€˜Twilightâ€™ a sappy soap with fangs
CHAPEL HILL â€” Kyle Edwards, Information Technology Director for Lee County, has successfully graduated from the 2009 Certified Government Chief Information Officers Program at the University of North Carolinaâ€™s School of Government. The CGCIO program is the first local government specific program for CIOs in the nation and began in 2005. The program is designed for local government Information Technology Directors and Chief Information Officers whose responsibilities require a broad understanding of management, leadership, and enterprise topics, and is approximately 240 hours in length. Kyle Edwards is one of the 29 public sector employees who successfully completed the course this year.
arlier this month, Taylor Swift starred in a Saturday Night Live spoof of Twilight entitled Firelight. Perfectly mimicking actress Kristen Stewartâ€™s mannerisms, Swiftâ€™s Bella Swan doppelganger struggled to cope with her star-crossed love for a young Frankenstein and friendship with his rival, a teenage mummy. The sketch was meant to Neil Morris â€˘ be farcical, THE REEL DEAL but what actually made it Neil Morris an be so funny was reached via e-mail at how close it firstname.lastname@example.org. hit the mark. Vampires and werewolves; Frankensteins and mummies â€” whatâ€™s the real difference? In other words, with its monster motif and twice-baked teenage angst, the film adaptations of Twilight and now its highly-
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anticipated follow-up, New Moon, have passed a point of self-parody. Think of it as One Tree Hill with fangs. Chris Weitz assumes the directorial reigns from Catherine Hardwicke, but he remains saddled with Melissa Rosenbergâ€™s insipid screenplays adapting Stephenie Meyerâ€™s book series. Here, a three-sentence plot gets bled over 2 hours and 10 minutes â€” if Bella really wants to experience immortality, she should just watch this film because it seems like itâ€™s never going to end. Clumsily shoehorning in a Romeo & Juliet tableau, the entire narrative is a series of near-misses and near-kisses, break-ups and breakdowns. Bella (Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) remain madly in love until Edward suddenly skips out of Forks, Wash. to protect her from encroaching evildoers and his urge to accommodate her ongoing desire to join the undead. Bellaâ€™s already crippling â€” and annoying â€” neuroses spiral into a tailspin until Jacob (Taylor Lautner) seizes the opportunity to strip off his shirt, flashes his pecks, and make his move on Bellaâ€Śuntil he, too, gives her the
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high-hat in order to (you guessed it) protect her. Bella saves Edward, Edward wants back with Bella, Jacob wants back with Bella â€Ś on and on it goes. And, the sparse real acting talent involved is wasted in supporting roles. Anna Kendrick remains relegated to the nothing role of Bellaâ€™s gal pal, Jessica. Dakota Fanningâ€™s ballyhooed casting turns out to be a glorified cameo. At least thereâ€™s a guilty pleasure in seeing the terrific Michael Sheen, who played the Lycan leader in the Underworld films, cast as the Grand Poobah of a vampire conclave (stationed in Italy, no less). Otherwise, New Moon is just more of the humdrum, hormonal same.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Grade: C â€“ MPAA Rating: PG-13 Theaters: Spring Lane Cinemas in Sanford; Sand Hills Cinemas in Southern Pines; Crossroads 20 in Cary
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Editorial Board: Bill Horner III, Publisher • Billy Liggett, Editor • R.V. Hight, Special Projects Editor
Thumbs THUMBS UP: Delightful Darlings support Cameron Cox, Hannah McDuffie and Alexandria Baldwin were the top three winners in the Central Carolina “Delightful Darlings” photo contest. Thanks to the support of these three winners, as well as to the other children in the contest, the sponsoring Lee County Partnership for Children earned $8900 during the four-week fundraiser. Thus, the other winners of the “Delightful Darlings” program are the preschool children who will be
recipients of books purchased with these funds as part of the Lee County Imagination Library program. To these three winners, to all of the other contestants and to their supporters, thumbs up to each of you in helping to promote early literacy in our community through the “Delightful Darlings” program.
Thumbs down: Grinchy Postal Service For more than half a century, volunteers in the town of North Pole — a tiny hub of 2,099 people near Fairbanks in Alaska — have been working with the U. S. Postal Service to open and respond to thousands upon thousands of letters addressed to Santa Claus prior to Christmas. The replies come with the famous North Pole postmark. North Pole’s town slogan
is “Where the spirit of Christmas lives year round.” Streets around town have names such as Santa Claus Lane, Holiday Road, Blitzen and Mistletoe. No doubt a festive place, North Pole residents are, understandably, miffed that the Postal Service has put the program on ice. But an event last year involving a registered sex offender working in Maryland as an “Operation Santa” volunteer — combined with huge budget cuts and other problems within the mail delivery service — caused a tightening of the rules. Volunteers there still want to keep the program going, and
we hope they’re successful. They probably will be — magic always happens at the North Pole.
THUMBS UP: Jurisdictional teamwork Thanks to the Fayetteville Police Dept., the Lee County Sheriff’s Ofiice, the Sanford Police Dept. and the district attorneys’ offices from both districts for working together to sort out the jurisdictional intricacies of the Shaniya Davis case. Though Davis was allegedly kidnapped in Fayetteville, questions arose quickly as to where exactly she died — in a hotel room in Sanford or at her home
in Fayetteville. And her body was found in Lee County, complicating the matter further. Though national media outlets like the Nancy Grace Show were pushing for murdercharges to be brought against the suspect, Mario McNeill, and even Shaniya’s mother, Antoinette Davis, the various departments and prosecutors decided to hash out the matter first. McNeill was charged with first-degree murder and rape of a minor by the Fayetteville Police Dept., meaning the case will be tried there. In a case in the national spotlight such as this one, it would be easy for a department to claim jurisdiction in hopes of garnering the glory from it. Kudos to all involved for making sure that there are no such barriers to justice in this horrendous case.
Letters to the Editor We need more openness from our elected officials To the Editor:
D.G. Martin Columnist
D.G. Martin is host of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch
Basnight and Nesbitt
he big news in North Carolina insider politics these days is the resignation of Senator Tony Rand — and his pending replacement as Senate majority leader by Senator Martin Nesbitt, who has the recommendation of Marc Basnight, the top leader of the Senate. This big news is something that Raleigh political insiders are having trouble understanding or satisfactorily explaining to each other. They are asking one another: Why would Rand resign one of the most powerful positions in state government and trade it for a position on the state’s parole commission? The parole board might be a great place for a politician who needs a paying job. But it is not the ideal place for a top lawyer legislator who is used to having continuing influence on everything the state government does. The insiders wonder how Asheville’s Martin Nesbitt, whose geographical and political homelands are as far away as you can get from those of Manteo’s Marc Basnight, would get Basnight’s endorsement for the majority leader’s position. I am not an insider, and probably never was, but I am having the hardest time trying to figure out this chain of events. Some observers say it’s simple: Basnight is simply co-opting a potential rival by bringing Nesbitt into the leadership circle, where he would be less likely to organize a coup that would replace Basnight. Others say that Basnight had to choose among the senators who would be seeking the position, and that Nesbitt was the least objectionable possibility. Then, there are a few who say with some confidence that Nesbitt had already organized a group of discontented senators who were ready to oust Rand from his Senate leadership positions — and that Rand’s and Basnight’s acts were simply a recognition of that reality. But nobody who talks to me seems to know for sure. Whatever the explanation, Nesbitt’s ascension into an important leadership position is a landmark occurrence. To begin to see some of the potential differences, it might help to review one of the classic books about North Carolina politics, “Tar Heel Politics 2000” by state representative and UNC-G professor Paul Luebke. Luebke, an unapologetic liberal, maintains that North Carolina politics is solidly conservative — divided between “traditionalists” and “modernizers.” ... Under Luebke’s definitions, Basnight and Rand are modernizers or progressive conservatives, while Nesbitt (and Luebke) are genuine liberals. Modernizers and liberals have worked together in the Democratic legislative caucuses. But it has not been easy. ... So, bottom line, will Marc Basnight and Martin Nesbitt form a lasting and workable leadership partnership? ... But, as for me, right now, I would not bet my fortune on it.
n the beginning, the Obama administration directed a spotlight toward its careful, thoughtful decision-making process on Afghanistan. National security meetings were announced, photographed and highlighted in background briefings to the media. President Obama would apply the methods of the academy to the art of war — the University of Chicago meets West Point — thus assuring a skittish public that deliberation had preceded decision. Now the president and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates are desperately trying to jerk the spotlight away from a dysfunctional Afghan decision-making process in which chaos has preceded choice, complicating every possible outcome. Gates is “appalled by the amount of leaking that has been going on,” which would be, if the culprits are discovered, “a careerender.” Obama recently added, “I think I am angrier than Bob Gates about it.” They should be appalled and angry at the process they created — as should the rest of the country. Sometimes government leaks are merely self-serving, reflecting the powerful passion of midlevel functionaries to appear in the know. But leaks in this process have been attempts to rig the outcome of a national security decision. This summer, nameless White House officials began leaking their skepticism of plans for troop increases. Then Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s assessment, calling for a more troop-intensive counterinsurgency strategy, was leaked. Then a leak of internal government reviews on the poor state of the Afghan military and police forces. Then a leak from “informed sources” that Obama had settled on a troop increase of 34,000. Then the leak that Obama had rejected all the military options on the table and was insisting on refinements. Then the leak of two classified cables from Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, which cautioned against troop increases, leaving McChrystal, according to another nameless source, feeling “stabbed in the back.” The Afghan policy process has resulted in more leaks than Oktoberfest. Leaks are a form of disloyalty — an attempt to box in the president of the United States, a minicoup in which unelected officials attempt to substitute their judgment for the president’s own. Leaks increase tension and anger, then leave the losing side in a debate publicly humiliated and perhaps alienated from the outcome. Depending on that outcome, Obama will be vulnerable to charges of buckling to military pressure or disregarding the advice of his commanders. Though leaks are bad for the president and the country, they are gifts for journalists and commentators, who often draw their purpose from the failures of others. We have learned that Obama’s national security team is both deeply divided and playing for blood. Military-civilian tensions are growing
In my opinion, closed door sessions tell me that my elected officials (local, state and federal) are hiding something from me ... something that as a taxpayer and voter, I have the right to know. After all, taxpayers and voters are actually their employers. In the business world, such activities would not be tolerated by an employer of its employees. Several people have asked me why I don’t run for public office. My reply has always been the same: n I wouldn’t fit in. I believe in openness and honesty in all of my actions. If I were a member of some board, I would personally inform the public of what happened in all closed meetings. Again, what was being discussed is funded by the public (the employer). n I believe very strongly in spending taxpayer money just as if it was coming out of my own wallet. Again, I wouldn’t fit in. RUSSELL B. NOEL Lee County
Sports column on Senior Night was demeaning To the Editor:
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and have become reflected on the ground in Afghanistan. One key to the success of the surge in Iraq was the close cooperation of Gen. David Petraeus, in charge of military operations, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who led the civilian efforts. McChrystal and Eikenberry seem to have a different relationship. We have also learned that military and civilian timelines are quickly diverging. In his strategy memo sent on Aug. 30, McChrystal warned: “Failure to gain the initiative and reverse insurgent momentum in the near-term (next 12 months) — while Afghan security capacity matures — risks an outcome where defeating the insurgency is no longer possible.” At that time, I talked to administration officials who were hoping the scale-up of troops would begin in earnest before the end of the year. Soon, three months will have passed since McChrystal made his dire assessment — three months of leaks and recriminations that must give pause to our troops and encouragement to our enemies. While it is important to get a military decision right, it is also possible for the right decision to come too late. It is not fair that large presidential choices must be made with insufficient time and information, but it is also not unusual. A dysfunctional process on Afghanistan has begun to narrow the range of good outcomes. The time and the options in Afghanistan are limited. “As an analogy,” says David Kilcullen, an expert on counterinsurgency strategy, “you have a building on fire, and it’s got a bunch of firemen inside. There are not enough firemen to put it out. You have to send in more or you have to leave. It is not appropriate to stand outside pontificating about not taking lightly the responsibility of sending firemen into harm’s way. Either put in enough firemen to put the fire out or get out of the house.”
Today’s Prayer You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You. (Isaiah 26:3) PRAYER: Thank You for being with us in all our problems and knowing that whatever problem we have we can come to You. Amen.
I normally am not one to write a letter to a newspaper, however as I read Alex Podlogar’s column on senior night, I realized that in this instance, I had to make an exception. My response was half-written before I ever finished reading your piece. I do not know you or any details about you personally, I can only guess that you must not be a parent. In today’s times, many parents are forced to work two or more jobs just to make ends meet. Many are single parents, whether by choice or circumstance, and those parents do whatever is necessary to ensure their families are taken care of. Your column, first of all, is demeaning to all the high school seniors who are honored in this way. These kids have worked hard both in the classroom and in their chosen extracurricular activities, and they deserve to be recognized. Secondly, it is demeaning to the parents/relatives of these seniors for you to suggest that they do not care enough about their children to attend a senior night. As a parent of two, one recent graduate and the other currently a junior, I know that this is a special and important event for both the parent and the student. I make every effort to attend all my children’s events, but I realize that all parents are not so fortunate to be able to do so. Your article, perhaps written as satire, came across as judgmental and hurtful instead. I found nothing humorous about it. In fact I was completely disgusted with the article and The Herald for publishing it. Perhaps you both owe an apology to all those offended by it. WAYNETTE BIBEY Sanford
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Obituaries Louise Blalock
SANFORD â€” Funeral service for Louise Moore Blalock was held Thursday at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford with the Rev. Ed Johnson and the Rev. Richard Leaptrott presiding. Following the funeral service, a graveside service was held at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake. Music was played by Nancy Johnson and organist was Rosemary Parten. Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.
SANFORD â€” Dorothy Gunby Felix, 93, of 605 Canterbury Road, died Thursday (11/19/09) in Cocoa, Fla. Arrangements will be announced by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.
SANFORD â€” Maxine Thompson Petty, 66, of 2825 Academy St., died Wednesday (11/18/09) at her home. She was a cosmetologist for many years. She served as manager of Shipman Family Care office in Sanford. Petty She is survived by daughters, Carolyn Petty and Terry Petty; sons, Eli Petty III and Reginal Petty; sisters, Emma Perkins and husband Walter, Shirley Hargraves, Deloris Booker and Billie Kimber, all of Greensboro, and Armendia Thorpe and husband Winfred of Charlotte; brothers-in-law, Percy, Samuel and James Petty; three grandchildren; two aunts and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Tempting Church. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tempting Congregational Church with the Rev. Charlie Hawes Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by LHorton Community Funeral Home of Sanford.
Rosser Pittman Road, died Wednesday (11/18/09) at Central Carolina Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Nina Weathers McNeill; a daughter, Cynthia McNeill-Moseley and husband Harvey of Raleigh; brothers, Ralph McNeill and wife Vivan of Fort Washington, Md. and Rufus McNeill of Broadway; sisters, Lena M. Miller and husband George and Norma J. Ballou, both of Albany, N.Y.; two grandchildren; one uncle; four aunts; six sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Love Grove AME Zion Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.knottsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.
Evelyn Seagroves GRAHAM â€” Evelyn Lavern Seagroves, 72, of 2445 Rogers Court, died Thursday (11/19/09) at Duke University Medical Center.
Averi Charlee Ingram
SILER CITY â€” Mary Maness Wesley Payseur, 93, of 410 Green Hill Drive, died Thursday (11/19/09) at the home of her daughter in Siler City. She was a native of Randolph County and was a retired teacher and missionary for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Davidson and husband Tim of Siler City; a son, James Payseur and wife Daisy of Charlotte; and grandchildren, Cecila Payseur, Dustin Payseur, Kara Davidson Dawson, Daniel Dawson and James Davidson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hall-Wynne-Griffin Chapel in Pittsboro. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Browns Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Gooch and the Rev. Keith Nanny officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.hallwynne.com. Arrangements are by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service - Griffin Chapel of Pittsboro.
SANFORD â€” Averi Charlee Ingram, infant of Bryan Douglas Ingram and Lindsey Brooke Hattaway Ingram, died Thursday, November 19, 2009, at Central Carolina Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her three year old sister, Krista Gabrielle â€œGabiâ€? Ingram; maternal grandparents, Dr. Michael Hattaway of Sanford and Krista Hattaway of Annapolis, Maryland; paternal grandparents, Charles and Denise Ingram of Sanford; aunts, Catherine M. Hattaway of Greenville and Jessica Hattaway Coty of Columbia, S.C. and an uncle, Patrick C. Hattaway of Chapel Hill. The funeral will be held Sunday, November 22, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brian Parker presiding. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.
Arrangements will be announced by Rich and Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory of Graham.
Horace Price LILLINGTON â€” Retired U.S. Navy, E-7, Horace Thomas â€œTomâ€? Price, 84, died Thursday (11/19/09) at E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center. He was a member of the Disabled American Vets.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma A. Price; daughters, Christina Price, Peggy Hosey and Ivy Louise Rich; sons, Thomas Price, Bennie Hosey and Gale Dean Price; a sister, Evelyn Adams; 11 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
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a brief hearing on the latest charges. He nodded his head slightly to the judgeâ€™s questions but did not enter a plea. His lawyer, Allen Rogers, left the courtroom with his client and didnâ€™t speak to reporters. He also didnâ€™t return messages left at his office from The Associated Press. McNeill could receive the death penalty if he is convicted of raping and killing Davis, Judge George Franks told McNeill Friday at the Cumberland County Detention Center. He faces life in prison without parole on the rape charge. The girlâ€™s mother, Antoinette Davis, is charged with filing a false police report, trafficking her daughter and child abuse involving prostitution. Her mother said she doesnâ€™t
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reminds others to keep a close eye on all children. â€œItâ€™s so close to home. My heart just went out to her,â€? she said. â€œPay more attention to your children and to your childrensâ€™ surroundings, so this wonâ€™t happen to anyone elseâ€™s child.â€? In the center of the group, tealights spelled â€œShaniya;â€? flowers, a balloon and a teddy bear were left in memory of the little girl. â€œThere are no words for it to express feelings about this,â€? said Annie McIver of Sanford. â€œIn the final analysis, God is
believe the charges. â€œShe did not harm her kids. I was there, I should know,â€? said Ann Summers, who also is the girlâ€™s grandmother. Summers said she saw McNeill and Davis hanging out together, but she didnâ€™t think they were romantically involved. â€œTo me, he ainâ€™t nothing but a maggot. Heâ€™s going to get what comes to him,â€? Summers said outside court. Earlier in the week, authorities said McNeill admitted taking the girl. Fayetteville Police Chief Tom Bergamine would not say during a news conference late Thursday whether McNeill admitted to the childâ€™s death. A search warrant says McNeill picked the girl up in front of her home and drove her more than 30 miles to a hotel in Sanford, where she was last seen alive. Surveillance video captured McNeill carrying
the one that will judge them. I know itâ€™s hard not to. ... It keeps going over in my mind, if that had happened to one of my children, oh my goodness.â€? Many spoke of retribution. â€œWe also know that God will punish evil face to face,â€? said Crystal Bowles of Sanford. Others responded, â€œAmen.â€? Valerie Womack of Sanford got emotional as she spoke about the safety of children in the community. â€œYou donâ€™t let your little girls, or your little boys, just be anywhere,â€? she said. â€œWeâ€™re not gonna stand for this. The evil that is all around us is right here. Weâ€™re not
the girl in the building. â€œIt is our sincere hope that the Davis family may now begin to put this horrific event behind them and begin the healing process,â€? Bergamine said. Tomeka Gray, 20, who is dating McNeillâ€™s brother, said the accusations donâ€™t jibe with what she knows about him. She said McNeill was a good uncle and father who came to see her daughter in the hospital with an armload of baby items right after she was born earlier this year. â€œIâ€™ve never known him to do anything like that,â€? Gray told The Associated Press. She said when she saw the story on the news her first thought was that she hoped authorities would catch the horrible person who did it. â€œAnd then to find out it was him ... I was crying. I was shocked,â€? she said. The Fayetteville Observer and Associated Press contributed to this report.
going to tolerate this with our children.â€? Dewey McLeod of Sanford said she is still haunted by Shaniyaâ€™s death. â€œEvery night, I go to bed and I see her face,â€? McLeod said. â€œItâ€™s just devastating to know things like this are happening in the community.â€? Several parents said neighbors need to raise and look after children together, to prevent such tragic situations in the future. â€œTo see this many people gathered here today fills my heart with joy,â€? McLeod told the group. â€œWe really need to come together all the time.â€?
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locations. We will have kettles out at Lowes Foods, JC Penney, Walmart and Piggly Wiggly in Sanford and in Broadway. Please call the office if you would like to volunteer to help us ring bells this year â€“ our number is (919) 718-1717.
: Another seasonal project is the Armyâ€™s Christmas JOY Program. Last year, a record number of children were served. What are the needs like for this year?
: Last year we gave 800 children toys and clothing for Christmas. This year we already had more than 700 children approved to be assisted. We close our applications on Dec. 7. Everyday more and more come in to apply. With the economy the way it is we are not sure how many will be adopted and taken care of. Those applying now until Dec. 7 will be on a waiting list hoping to be adopted out.
: The Army relocated its Family Thrift Store a few years back. How has that move impacted the way the store serves the public?
: Our Family Thrift Store is in a good location to serve the people of Sanford and Lee County. It is downtown at 305 S. Steele St. Between our volunteers and employees, we are able to receive donations and get them on the sales floor in adequate time. The store not only sells the items at a low price, but we also give away clothing to anyone in need. Through an application process the client is given a voucher to go to our store and receive free clothing for their entire family. Shopping at our store gives our clients the opportunity to purchase clothing and household items at a very reasonable cost. Any profits from the store stays in Sanford and goes into our general operating funds to be able to provide services such as food, clothing, utilities, rents and outreach
: What else is The Salvation Army doing locally?
: We are a church. We have services on Sunday starting with Sunday School at 9 a.m. and a worship service at 10 a.m. We meet for womenâ€™s Bible study at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, and at 6 p.m. we have a womenâ€™s meeting for women ages 16 and up. Twice a month on Thursdays we have youth meetings. Boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16 are in a program much like the Boys and Girls Scouts. We also have a Ladies Night out on at 6 p.m. on Fridays. This gives women and children an opportunity to belong to a Christian group were they can enjoy social and spiritual programs. In addition, we are providing 50 food bags and turkeys for Thanksgiving. We had more than 100 requests but only have enough for 50. Those who did not receive help from us at Thanksgiving, weâ€™ll try to assist during Christmas with food and turkey. Anyone wishing to donate a turkey or a store gift card for Christmas please come by our office with your donation or mail your check or gift card to either P.O. Box 3911 or 507 N. Steele St.
: What is the biggest need of The Salvation Army of Lee County right now?
: Money, money and more money. But from now until Christmas we also need volunteers to ring bells at our kettles. We also need food â€” especially meats. Our first priority is to serve the needy with material assistance. We try and serve those in emergency situations first. Our office is opened for services from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday. We can only afford staying open at the office on a part-time basis. Our budget does not allow us to have full time help in the office so we try and assist during those times.
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We need people to adopt some of our clients for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with either the food or with money so we can purchase what we need. I just received a letter from a couple living in Broadway Iâ€™d like to share. Their story is heart breaking. If I could personally help this couple I would. We will be able to assist with food and clothing but they need so much more. They are living in a small camping trailer. They are both disabled from unusual circumstances. The man had a stroke in 2006 and he lost his industrial maintenance job. The woman was working and trying to make ends meet. They had to sell their home to prevent foreclosure. They have lived with both his and her mother off and on since 2007. He had another stroke in 2007. Has been in and out of the hospital ever since. In 2008 the woman was in a near-fatal car accident leaving her with many medical problems and disabling her. She is receiving Medicaid and still waiting to hear about Social Security Disability. They presently live in a small camper with no running water or electricity. They still own a small tract of land and have to live on it in order for the woman to receive her Medicaid. If they donâ€™t live on the land they have been told they could lose any services from social services because the land would be considered an asset. They have a stove in the camper that is run on propane. They use this to cook and heat the camper. They use bottled water for drinking and cleaning. They have to go to relatives about once or twice a week to bathe and wash clothes. They do not own a vehicle and have to depend on family for trips to the grocery store and doctor appointments. They are still waiting on the manâ€™s Social Security disability and his Medicaid. They have to pay for his medical and medicines out of pocket. The majority of his medications and his primary doctor are at UNC Chapel Hill and with no car it is hard to get where they need to go. Gas prices has caused some family members to be unable to help them. Along with this letter I received a list of things to make their life a little easier. Many of these things we at The Salvation Army can not assist with â€” so anything anyone can do to help this family can be done through our office. We will do what we can for this couple but their need is so great and I believe there are people in this county that could provide better living conditions for this couple and make their life a little better. I do not know this couple personally but I do have a call in to their case worker and hopefully will find out more about them. I just received this letter today and I just could not sleep tonight if I did not try and get the word out about their needs.
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GOP may block independents from primaries By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer
RALEIGH â€” Unaffiliated voters have more influence than ever in North Carolina politics, but some Republican leaders want to keep them away from the GOP primary and let party members choose their own nominees â€” preferably more conservative ones. Theyâ€™ve asked state party leaders meeting this weekend in Raleigh to approve a resolution that would limit next Mayâ€™s primary to registered Republicans only. â€œWe are not attempting to eliminate independents from the process. We absolutely need them,â€? said Bob Pruett of Beaufort, chairman of the 3rd Congressional District committee, who supports the closed primary idea. â€œBut we want to make sure that we have conservative candidates elected in our primaries.â€? The proposal to shut out the independents, who represent nearly 1.4 million potential votes â€” nearly one-quarter of the electorate â€” worries
some leaders. â€œHistory shows us that the passage of this resolution would not bode well for the goal of a Republican victory in 2010,â€? state party Chairman Tom Fetzer wrote in an e-mail to Executive Committee members. The Executive Committee, comprising nearly 600 lawmakers, local political chiefs and other GOP notables, will consider the request Saturday. It was adopted at the party convention in June. A simple majority of committee members present usually is required for passage of a resolution. Many state-level party notables were scrambling late this week to block the measure without offending resolution supporters. Fetzer, who had planned to wait until Saturday to discuss the issue, instead released a letter late Thursday explaining his opposition. Republicans hope frustrations with policies of President Obama and Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue will bolster legislative candidates and
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U.S. Sen. Richard Burrâ€™s re-election bid in November 2010. Opponents of the resolution say unaffiliated voters could be turned off next November if theyâ€™re kept away from GOP primaries but welcomed by Democrats, who have invited them to vote in their primary since 1996. Unaffiliated voters have been allowed to participate in Republican primaries since 1988. Fetzer said Republican candidates benefited in the 1994 elections because the GOP welcomed unaffiliated voters at a time when the Democratic primary was still closed. Local party leaders who back the resolution argue unaffiliateds help moderate candidates. With primary turnout usually low, unaffiliated voters can swing the outcome of an election so that a more moderate candidate wins, according to the resolution. â€œUnfortunately there are times when independents are swaying elections to a candidate that is not as conservative as we would like,â€? said Onslow County GOP Chairman Patrick Lamb, identifying moderates as people like John McCain last year and George H.W. Bush in 1988. Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, often described as a moderate, won last yearâ€™s Republican gubernatorial nomination, edging Fred Smith, a favorite of social conservatives.
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State law allows an unaffiliated voter to participate in one party primary but not both. A party has until Dec. 1 to tell the State Board of Elections it wants to prevent registered voters without a party from participating in next yearâ€™s primary. Nineteen of the 41 states with presidential primaries last year had closed primaries, according to a report from electionline.org. The number of unaffiliated voters in North Carolina has soared from 608,000 in 1998 to 1.4 million last year. They now comprise almost 23 percent of the stateâ€™s registered voters. About 46,200 unaffiliated voters participated in the May 2008 Republican primary, or more than 9 percent of the ballots cast for GOP nomination for governor, according to State Board of Elections data. But that could underestimate their potential to swing an election, since more than 211,500 unaffiliated voters chose to vote in the Democratic primary, where the presidential nomination between Obama and Hillary Clinton had not been decided. McCain had already sewed up the GOP bid. With Republicans comprising 32 percent of the stateâ€™s 6.1 million registered voters, the GOP must attract more independents and conservative Democrats to win statewide elections than the Democrats. â€œThe reality is the voters who vote in the primary are more likely to vote for our candidates in the fall,â€? said House Minority Leader Paul Stam, R-Wake. â€œI donâ€™t believe in shooting myself in the foot.â€?
Unemployment rate bumps up to 11 percent RALEIGH (AP) â€” North Carolinaâ€™s unemployment rate rose slightly to 11 percent in October, a fraction off its historic peak earlier this year and the ninth straight month in double digits, the stateâ€™s Employment Security Commission reported Friday. The jobless rate continued to hover around 11 percent, as it has for nearly all of this year. Septemberâ€™s rate was 10.8 percent. The stateâ€™s unemployment rate in October 2008 was 7 percent. â€œThe most important feature is that itâ€™s not coming down, which verifies the fears of economists and the Obama administration that unemployment will continue to rise coming out of the recession,â€? said John Coleman, an economist at Duke Universityâ€™s Fuqua School of Business. Though Wall Street has been on the upswing for months, companies remain cautious about building back their work forces because they continue to see worrying signs on the horizon such as the risk of rising inflation and tax rates, Coleman said. If the pattern of the current economic recovery sticks to the pattern set in the last two U.S. recessions, it would likely be many months before employment prospects improve substantially, he said.
Elon poll finds N.C. residents like electing judges RALEIGH (AP) â€” A poll says North Carolina residents like electing their judges, but some are open to letting an independent commission appoint them. The Elon University Poll released Friday found more than two-thirds of those polled say they support choosing their judges on a
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ballot, as they elect other officials. Similar percentages of those surveyed opposed changing the law to let the governor appoint judges. But nearly half said they agreed with the idea of an independent panel appointing judges. The panel would not consist of the governor or Legislature. Elon pollsters surveyed 563 North Carolina residents by phone Monday through Thursday. Thereâ€™s a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.
Doctor told patient sheâ€™s fat, faces discipline RALEIGH (AP) â€” A North Carolina doctor could lose his medical license after a patient complained he made cutting criticisms, including telling her she was fat. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the North Carolina Medical Board will decide if Dr. Earl Sunderhaus of Asheville overstepped the bounds of professional decency. The eye doctorâ€™s patient complained Sunderhaus poked her thigh and told her she is fat, and also scolded her as irresponsible for being unemployed and relying on taxpayers to pay for another pregnancy. Sunderhaus admitted he told the patient that her thick thighs and diabetes could cause her to go blind. He made his points again by writing the patient, Gov. Beverly Perdue and blasting the medical board.
Corporation offered $900K for 370 billing jobs GREENSBORO (AP) â€” One of the countryâ€™s largest medical sample testing companies could get nearly $900,000 in taxpayer incentives if it consolidates billing operations in North Carolina. Multiple media outlets reported Friday that Guilford County commissioners approved a plan worth nearly $250,000 in hopes of coaxing Laboratory Corp. of America to bring 370 jobs to Greensboro. Salaries would average about $27,000 a year. The state has offered $275,000 and the city added $370,000 to the package. The Burlington company is considering a consolidated billing site in Greensboro or Danville, Va. LabCorp employs about 28,000 workers worldwide. LabCorp last month posted third-quarter profits of $131 million, but trimmed its profit forecast for the full year.
Judge bans talks over smaller jail than planned YADKINVILLE (AP) â€” A North Carolina judge has issued an order preventing a committee in Yadkin County from meeting to discuss overhauling plans for a jail to replace a closed lockup. The Winston-Salem Journal reported Friday that Superior Court Judge John Craig ordered a committee including the county commissioners to cancel any meetings to discuss a smaller jail. Craig says he plans to demand an explanation of why a new $8 million jail hasnâ€™t been built almost three years after he ordered it. University of North Carolina School of Government professor Michael Crowell says judges rarely ban officials from meeting, though they might move to prevent a board from taking action. Yadkin Countyâ€™s sheriff and others have said in recent years that the old jail is too decrepit to house inmates safely.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” A former Marine has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a burning home, including a prostitute featured on the HBO reality series â€œCathouse.â€? Prosecutors in Oklahoma charged David Allen Tyner on Friday with shooting, stabbing and then burning the bodies of Brooke Phillips and three others on Nov. 9. Phillips was featured on â€œCathouse.â€? Because she and another victim were pregnant, two more murder counts were filed. A police affidavit says a witness told police someone known as â€œHooliganâ€? argued with one of the victims before the shootings. Investigators say â€œHooliganâ€? was later identified as Tyner.
SAN FRANCISCO(AP) â€” The decision to move Johannes Mehserleâ€™s trial to Los Angeles County is a setback for the former transit officer charged with killing an unarmed man on New Yearâ€™s Day. Jurors throughout California are typically sympathetic to police, and the former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer couldâ€™ve expected a leg up before the start of trial in most any courtroom in the stateâ€™s 58 counties. But legal analysts say Los Angeles is atypical and a bad draw for Mehserle. The former officer will have to overcome the lingering specters of the Rodney King beating, the O.J. Simpson acquittal because of police behavior and other high-profile verdicts that expose many residentsâ€™ deep-rooted skepticism of law enforcement.
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Terror plot ringleader gets 13-year prison term MIAMI (AP) â€” The ringleader of a group of men convicted of plotting to destroy Chicagoâ€™s Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices has been sentenced to 13 1/2 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard issued the sentence Friday in Miami for 35year-old Narseal Batiste. Prosecutors had sought the maximum 70-year sentence. Four other men convicted along with Batiste of terror-related charges in May were sent to prison but got less time than prosecutors sought. The men were arrested in 2006 and accused of plotting attacks with an FBI informant posing as an al-Qaida operative. The conspiracy never progressed beyond talk.
ing from one person to another occurred about four months ago at a summer camp in western North Carolina, where two teenage girls â€” cabin mates â€” were diagnosed with the same drug-resistant strain. Health officials said at the time that the virus may have spread from one girl to the other, or itâ€™s possible that the girls got it from another camper. Why did both Tamifluresistant clusters occur in North Carolina? It could be coincidence, or perhaps North Carolinaâ€™s disease surveillance is unusually good, said Megan Davies, the stateâ€™s epidemiologist. Overall, CDC officials said Friday that swine flu cases appear to be declining throughout most of the U.S., with reports of swine flu illnesses widespread in 43 states last week, down from 46 the week before. CDC officials also said reports have been increasing in a few states, including Maine and Hawaii. They said itâ€™s hard to know whether the epidemic has peaked or not. Thanksgiving and the holidays may not help matters, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, who heads the CDCâ€™s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) â€” A Pennsylvania universityâ€™s requirement that overweight undergraduates take a fitness course to receive their degrees has raised the hackles of students and the eyebrows of health and legal experts. Officials at historically black Lincoln University said Friday that the school is simply concerned about high rates of obesity and diabetes, especially in the African-American community. â€œWe know weâ€™re in the midst of an obesity epidemic,â€? said James L. DeBoy, chairman of Lincolnâ€™s department of health, physical education and recreation. â€œWe have an obligation to address this head on, knowing full well thereâ€™s going to be some fallout.â€?
ATLANTA â€” Four North Carolina patients at a single hospital tested positive for a type of swine flu that is resistant to Tamiflu, health officials said Friday. The cases reported at Duke University Medical Center over six weeks make up the biggest cluster seen so far in the U.S. Tamiflu â€” made by Switzerlandâ€™s Roche Group â€” is one of two flu medicines that help against swine flu, and health officials have been closely watching for signs that the virus is mutating, making the drugs ineffective. More than 50 resistant cases have been reported in the world since April, including 21 in the U.S. Almost all in the U.S. were isolated, said officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The BBC reported another cluster of five Tamiflu-resistant cases this week in Wales, in the United Kingdom. The CDC has sent three disease investigators to North Carolina to help in the investigation there, said Dave Daigle, a CDC spokesman. CDC testing confirmed the Tamiflu-resistant cases. All four cases at the hospital were very ill pa-
Hailey Morris, 2, of Middletown, Pa., is given the H1N1 nasal spray vaccine by Stephanie Gellatly with the Department of Health as she is held by her mother Brandi Nissley at the Dauphin County State Health Center in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday. tients in an isolated cancer unit on the hospitalâ€™s ninth floor, and it is believed they all caught the flu while at the hospital, said Dr. Daniel Sexton, professor of medicine and director of the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network. Three of the four patients died and one is recovering, he said. Flu seems to have been a factor in each death, but they were very sick so it was hard to say that it was the primary cause, he added. North Carolina health officials did not disclose details about the four patients, other than that three of them â€” including the survivor â€” were women and their flu illnesses occurred last month and this month.
The first patient had been given Tamiflu before becoming ill with the virus, as a preventive measure. The three others were given Tamiflu after developing flu symptoms, Sexton said. The case is under investigation, but hospital officials said they have no evidence the cases represent a hospitalwide concern. The North Carolina cluster is unusual, but â€œat this time we donâ€™t have any information that should raise concerns for the general population,â€? said Dr. Alicia Frye, epidemiologist in the CDCâ€™s flu division, in a prepared statement. The only other reported U.S. instance of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu spread-
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10A / Saturday, November 21, 2009 / The Sanford Herald HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL
Moderate Dems pivotal in vote By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON — Suitably opaque, Section 2006 takes up only a few dozen lines in a sweeping health care bill that runs to 2,074 pages and mentions neither Sen. Mary Landrieu nor her state of Louisiana. But the section’s purpose is indisputable: to deliver $100 million or more in federal funds to the state. And in the process clear the way for one of three moderate Democratic fence-sitters — Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas are the others — to help propel the legislation past its initial hurdle in a crucial Saturday vote. Nelson, Landrieu and Lincoln emerged several days ago as the last public holdouts among 58 Democrats and two independents whose votes Majority Leader Harry Reid and the White House must have to overcome the Republicans’ attempt to strangle the bill before serious debate can begin. Each has moved carefully with an eye on homestate voters. And inside the Senate, each has taken advantage of the political leverage newly available. Alone among the three, Nelson issued a statement Friday ending any lingering public suspense about his intentions. “The Senate should start trying to fix a health care system that costs too much and delivers too little for Nebraskans,” he said, adding his decision should not be seen as an indication of how he will vote on the
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, gestures during a health care reform news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2009. From left are, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., McConnell, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Ariz. legislation itself. Nelson had been publicly signaling his intentions for more than a week, and his words presumably came as no surprise to Reid or the White House. This sort of political minuet can be delicate, as shown when the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, said earlier on Friday that Lincoln had already confided to Reid how she planned to vote. Republicans, eager to scuttle the bill — and defeat Lincoln in 2010 — instantly accused the two-term senator of telling Democratic party leaders before informing her own constituents in Arkansas. “No other senator speaks for Senator Lincoln. She is still reviewing the bill,” declared the senator’s spokeswoman, Leah Vest DiPietro, adding her boss had not yet made up her mind. For his part, Durbin sought to quickly closed
the loop with a statement saying he had been unclear and misinterpreted. As for Nelson, several officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he had insisted Reid omit from the bill any change in the insurance industry’s protection from federal antitrust law. The House version of the legislation would expose the industry to scrutiny by both the Justice Department’s antitrust lawyers and the Federal Trade Commission. Reid, who spoke out strongly in favor of the change in antitrust treatment earlier in the fall, left it out of the bill he drafted over several weeks and unveiled on Wednesday. Lincoln has been the most close-mouthed about her intention. As a committee chairman, she is the most powerful of the group. As the only one of the three seeking re-election next year, she
is also the most politically vulnerable. In public, she has asked that the bill be available for 72 hours before the vote occurs. In private, her demands have been more substantive, according to officials who did not describe them. She is virtually certain to be criticized no matter what her vote. After the House cleared its version of the legislation this month, a conservative group began airing commercials criticizing Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., for voting in its favor. At the same time, MoveOn. org, a liberal organization, slammed another one of the state’s lawmakers, Rep. Mike Ross, for opposing it. A hint: At home, Lincoln has suggested her vote will be influenced by former President Bill Clinton, who was Arkansas governor for 12 years before winning the White House.
Ethics committee: No punishment for Burris WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate ethics committee on Friday admonished Democratic Sen. Roland Burris for misleading investigators about his maneuvering to get Barack Obama’s old Senate seat from the governor who was ousted for trying to sell it. Burris was appointed by disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was impeached and driven from office after he was accused of trying to sell the seat. The committee placed special emphasis on a phone conversation between Burris and the governor’s brother, where Burris linked his willingness to raise funds for the governor with his desire for appointment to the Senate. While finding no violation of law, the committee’s “Public Letter of Qualified Admonition” told Burris that “senators must meet a much higher standard of conduct” than he exhibited with his constantly changing statements. The ethics committee has often been criticized for failing to go beyond letters of admonition after finding a senator’s conduct discredited the institution.
Court filings: Accused spy couple to plead guilty WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired State Department worker and his wife accused of three decades of spying for Cuba are preparing to plead guilty in the case, according to a Friday court filing. Walter Kendall Myers, 72, and wife, Gwendolyn, 71, were caught in an undercover FBI sting operation, arrested
in June and held without bail. According to a so-called criminal information filed by the Justice Department in federal court, Walter Myers is prepared to admit to plotting to commit espionage and wire fraud. Such a legal document is filed with the consent of the defendant and is the first step toward entering a guilty plea. The document indicates Walter Kendall will admit that he was known as “Agent 202,” and that he and Gwendolyn began a conspiracy in 1979 to provide national security information to the government of Cuba. The couple married three years later. A second document shows his wife, also known as “Agent 123,” plans to plead guilty to a single count on a lesser charge of conspiring to gather and transmit national defense information.
Obama drops by daughter Sasha’s school for event BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Fresh from his weeklong trip through Asia, President Barack Obama is taking time to catch up on dad duty. The president and first lady Michelle Obama stopped by 8-year-old daughter Sasha’s school Friday morning. White House officials said they were visiting Sidwell Friends School in Bethesda, Md., for a school activity, but declined to elaborate. Although Obama has no public events planned Friday, it’s a busy time for him. The Senate is set for a make-orbreak vote Saturday on one of Obama’s signature issues — overhauling the health care system. And Obama is moving closer to his longawaited decision on strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
The Sanford Herald / Saturday, November 21, 2009 / 11A
Winfrey: Prayer influenced exit By CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press Writer
CHICAGO â€” Holding back tears, Oprah Winfrey told her studio audience Friday that she would end her show in 2011 after a quarter-century on the air, saying prayer and careful thought led her to her decision. Winfrey told the audience that she loved â€œThe Oprah Winfrey Show,â€? that it had been her life and that she knew when it was time to say goodbye. â€œTwentyfive years feels right in my bones and feels right in my spirit,â€? she said. Winfrey talked about being nervous when the program began in 1986 and thanked audiences who had invited her into their homes and lives over the past two decades. â€œI certainly never could have imagined the yellow brick road of blessings that have led me to this moment,â€? she said. The powerhouse show became the foundation for her multibillion-dollar media empire but saw its ratings slip 7 percent last season before rebounding in the last couple months. Winfrey, 55, is widely expected to start up a new talk show on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a much-delayed 50-50 joint venture with Discovery Communications Inc. that
Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey announces during a live broadcast of â€œThe Oprah Winfrey Showâ€? in Chicago that her daytime television show, the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire with legions of fans, will end its run in 2011 after 25 seasons on the air. is projected to debut in January 2011. OWN is to replace the Discovery Health Channel and will debut in some 80 million homes. Winfrey offered no specifics about her plans for the future, except to say that she intended to produce the best possible shows during her last 18 months on the air. â€œOver this holiday break, my team and I will be brainstorming new ways that we can entertain you and inform you and uplift you when we return here in January,â€? she said. â€œAnd then, season 25 â€” we are going to knock your socks off.â€? CBS Television Distribution, which distributes the show to more than 200 U.S. markets, held out hope it
could continue doing business with Winfrey, perhaps producing a new show out of its studios in Los Angeles. â€œWe know that anything she turns her hand to will be a great success,â€? the CBS Corp. unit said in a statement. â€œWe look forward to working with her for the next several years, and hopefully afterwards as well.â€? Many fans heading into Harpo Studios on Friday morning seemed to support Winfreyâ€™s decision. â€œItâ€™s time to elevate to something new,â€? said Sandra Donaldson, 59, of Indianapolis. â€œWhatever she does is going to be a blessing. Itâ€™s going to be rewarding and eye-opening. Her name alone opens
doors.â€? Once a local Chicago morning program, the production evolved into televisionâ€™s top-rated talk show for more than two decades, airing in 145 countries worldwide and watched by an estimated 42 million viewers a week in the U.S. alone. Audience members described the atmosphere inside the studio Friday as tense and emotional, with some reaching for tissues as Winfrey announced her decision. But amid the sadness, there also was understanding among the crowd, Donaldson said afterward. â€œWhen I looked around, there was a peace there, because I like to think everybody was happy for her decision to move on,â€? she said. Fans expressed hope that Winfrey would soon announce another project. Winfreyâ€™s 24th season opened this year with a bang, as she drew more than 20,000 fans to Chicagoâ€™s Magnificent Mile for a block party with the Black Eyed Peas. She followed with a series of blockbuster interviews â€” Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, Whitney Houston and ESPNâ€™s Erin Andrews, and just this week, former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
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Warrant: Drug in Jackson case came from Vegas firm
Miley Cyrus tour bus overturns in Va., killing 1
LAS VEGAS (AP) â€” Police believe a batch of drugs blamed in Michael Jacksonâ€™s death was purchased by his personal physician at a Las Vegas pharmacy, court documents Jackson released Friday show. Search warrant records released by a Nevada judge revealed that police found receipts in the Las Vegas medical office of Dr. Conrad Murray showing he bought the powerful sedative propofol from Applied Pharmacy Services on May 12. Murray, 56, a cardiologist, is the focus of a homicide investigation by Los Angeles police into the June 25 death of the 50-year-old pop music icon. Murray has not been charged with a crime. The newly unsealed affidavit showed that police tracing the manufacturing lot numbers of propofol bottles found at Jacksonâ€™s bedside learned that Murray bought five, 100-milliliter bottles of the drug from the Las Vegas pharmacy as part of an order costing $853. He paid $65 extra to have it sent to him by overnight express, the document states. Clark County prosecutor David Schubert said the warrant didnâ€™t provide insight about how much of the drug Jackson was using or how long Murrayâ€™s order was expected to last.
DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) â€” The driver of a Miley Cyrus tour bus was killed Friday when the bus overturned, but the 16year-old â€œHannah Montanaâ€? star wasnâ€™t on board, Virginia Cyrus State Police said. Sgt. Thomas Molnar said the bus ran off the left side of Interstate 85, struck an embankment and overturned. The accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. in Dinwiddie County, about 40 miles south of Richmond. Speed and weather werenâ€™t considered factors. The driver, William G. Douglas, 53, of Austin, Texas, died at the scene, police said. Marty Zilio, 48, of Canada, was injured in the crash and treated at a local hospital. He was one of nine members of Cyrusâ€™ production crew who were riding in the bus. They escaped the crashed bus through the front windshield. The Cyrus family said on her Web site that they were â€œdeeply saddened by the loss of Bill â€™Uncle Billâ€™ Douglasâ€? and that he would be missed. â€œMembers of our tour are like members of our family,â€? the statement said.
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SUN AND MOON
Sunrise . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:58 a.m. Sunset . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:07 p.m. Moonrise . . . . . . . . . .11:03 a.m. Moonset . . . . . . . . . . . .9:19 p.m.
ALMANAC Mostly Sunny
Precip Chance: 5%
Precip Chance: 70%
Precip Chance: 50%
Precip Chance: 5%
Precip Chance: 5%
State temperatures are todayâ€™s highs and tonightâ€™s lows.
Today 15/9 mc 62/48 sh 61/41 s 53/44 pc 64/47 s 56/28 s 69/51 s 57/44 s 75/47 s 44/31 sn 48/43 ra 58/43 s
Sun. 22/16 mc 56/44 sh 52/41 s 54/44 pc 67/47 s 49/25 pc 72/52 s 54/44 s 75/47 s 44/31 sn 48/42 sh 54/47 ra
Elizabeth City 62/44
Raleigh 61/44 Greenville Cape Hatteras 65/47 63/53 Sanford 62/45
Data reported at 4pm from Lee County
The zone of atmosphere that we stand in is known as?
Temperature Yesterdayâ€™s High . . . . . . . . . . .68 Yesterdayâ€™s Low . . . . . . . . . . .46 Normal High . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Normal Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Record High . . . . . . . .79 in 1988 Record Low . . . . . . . .20 in 1980 Precipitation Yesterdayâ€™s . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.00"
Answer: The lithosphere.
U.S. EXTREMES High: 86Â° in Indio, Calif. Low: -7Â° in Laramie, Wyo.
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STATE FORECAST Mountains: Expect partly cloudy skies today. Skies will be cloudy Sunday with an 80% chance of rain. Piedmont: Today, skies will be mostly sunny. Expect cloudy skies Sunday with a 60% chance of rain. Coastal Plains: Today, skies will be mostly sunny. Expect cloudy skies Sunday with a 60% chance of showers.
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World powers press on nuke issue
BRUSSELS (AP) â€” Representatives of six world powers urged Iran on Friday to accept a U.N. plan aimed at delaying its ability to build a nuclear weapon, as the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency warned Tehran not to miss the opportunity to resolve the dispute. An EU official said there was no mention of imposing sanctions against Iran for its refusal to halt nuclear enrichment activities at the meeting of senior diplomats from the U.N. Security Councilâ€™s five permanent members plus Germany. â€œThese things are a matter of timing, and this was not the right
Iranâ€™s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki answers questions from reporters during a press conference at a hotel in Manila, Philippines on Thursday. time for it,â€? said the official who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter. The talks in Brussels involved political direc-
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uranium for further processing, effectively rejecting the latest plan brokered by the International Atomic Energy Agency and aimed at delaying Iranâ€™s ability to build a nuclear weapon. Under the IAEA plan, Iran would export its uranium for enrichment in Russia and France where it would be converted into fuel rods, which would be returned to Iran about a year later. The rods can power reactors but cannot be readily turned into weapons-grade material. A statement issued by the political directors expressed disappointment over Iranâ€™s failure to engage in intensified dialogue since a promising meeting on Oct. 1 in Geneva. The West says Tehran agreed in principle to export that amount in one shipment during the Geneva talks â€” something Iranian officials have denied. The statement also noted that Tehran had not responded positively to the IAEA proposal.
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McCain urges Obama to speed up Afghan decision HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) â€” U.S. Sen. John McCain predicted success in the Afghan war effort Friday if President Barack Obama makes a decision quickly to send the reinforcements requested by his top commander there. The Arizona senator told a news conference at the Halifax International Security Forum that the delay in reaching a decision on Afghan strategy is creating uncertainty within the military as the situation in Afghanistan continues to worsen. â€œMore and more of our young men and woman are either killed or wounded so that lends urgency to the decision-making process,â€? said McCain, the former Republican presidential candidate. McCain said he met with soldiers at a memorial at Fort Hood, Texas, to the victims of the Nov. 5 shooting rampage on the Army post that left 13 dead. He said the soldiers were questioning why a decision has been put off when the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, says the situation is deteriorating. Obama is expected to soon approve an increase in the already record U.S. force of 68,000 in Afghanistan. Months of deliberations over the flagging war are ending, with an announcement of a substantial troop increase expected in the next two weeks.
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Museum: Galileoâ€™s fingers, tooth are found ROME (AP) â€” Two fingers and a tooth removed from Galileo Galileiâ€™s corpse in a Florentine basilica in the 18th century and given up
for lost have been found again and will soon be put on display, an Italian museum director said Friday. Three fingers, a vertebra and a tooth were removed from the astronomerâ€™s body by admirers in 1737, 95 years after his death, as his corpse was being moved from a storage place to a monumental tomb â€” opposite that of Michelangelo, in Santa Croce Basilica in Florence. One of the fingers was recovered soon afterward and is now part of the collection of the Museum of the History of Science, in Florence. The vertebra has been kept at the University of Padua, where Galileo taught for years.
Pentagon: US to look at own role in Afghan graft HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) â€” The United States will do its part to reduce corruption in Afghanistan by examining its own contracts and projects, even as it is demanding the same from the Afghan government, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday. He said the U.S. can exert the most leverage when it is signing the checks. â€œThe place for us to start is to deal with corruption that may be associated with contracts weâ€™re letting or work that weâ€™re having done and development projects that we are undertaking in partnership with others including with the Afghans,â€? Gates said. Gates spoke to reporters at the historic military fort carved into Halifaxâ€™s Citadel Hill, just prior to the start of the first Halifax International Security Forum, which is exploring a broad range of issues from Afghanistan and China to Arctic and port security.
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Rough Night Will Graves and the North Carolina Tar Heels are blasted by Syracuse in the second half
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prep basketball LADY CRUSADERS REMAIN UNBEATEN FAYETTEVILLE — Taylor Hilliard scored 13 points to lead the Grace Christian Lady Crusaders to a 47-41 victory over Statesville Christian on the first day of the Cape Fear Classic basketball tournament on Frday. Haley Bryant and Alexis McGilberry added eight points apiece for the Crusaders, who remain unbeaten at 4-0. Grace Christian will play in the tournament’s final at 1:30 p.m. today. Katie Lamb led Statesville with 14 points.
PREP BASKETBALL STATESVILLE DOWNS GRACE CHRISTIAN FAYETTEVILLE — Grace Christian was able to hang with Statesville Christian for a quarter, but that was it. After an 18-14 first period, Statesville ran away, beating the Crusaders 72-34 on Friday in the Cape Fear Classic basketball tournament. David Fox led the Crusaders (0-4) with 13 points while Xavier McDougald had 10.
JOHNSON TAKES POLE AT HOMESTEAD HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson’s run for his fourth straight Cup title starts from the pole. Johnson turned a lap of 173.919 mph on Friday to top qualifying at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a big boost for the Hendrick Motorsports star as he tries to become the first driver in NASCAR history to win four consecutive championships. “We did an awesome job today, and I feel that the start will go smoothly,” Johnson said. The start could be tricky for the unflappable Johnson. Scott Speed qualified second and Marcos Ambrose third, two drivers who haven’t spent very much time on the track racing up front and around Johnson. Johnson crashed on the third lap at Texas two races ago when he was hit by Sam Hornish — another non-Chase contender. The wreck spoiled Johnson’s shot at possibly clinching his unprecedented fourth straight championship last week. Speed and Ambrose don’t want to be the drivers who take out Johnson and forever are tagged as the ones who spoiled history. “Certainly you don’t want to be the guy that takes out the 48,” Speed said. “That doesn’t look good on your resume. You give him room, you race him as hard as you can.”
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ABOVE: Lee County’s Isaiah Williams goes up for a shot while Southern Lee’s Josh Mellette looks for the block during the first half of Friday night’s game in Sanford. RIGHT: The Yellow Jackets’ Donte Rigsby (left) looks to pass as the Cavaliers’ Sherrod Toomer defends.
Southern Lee defeated Lee County 55-53. Details were not available at presstime. Visit www.sanfordherald.com for a full report.
Smith, Cavaliers cut down Jackets Anelia Smith pours in 25 as Cavs cruise past rival Jackets 73-45 By RYAN SARDA
SANFORD — After starting off the 2008-09 season 0-10 before earning its first win, Southern Lee girls’ basketball coach Donna Taylor finds herself in an unusual — and happy — spot. After defeating crosstown foe Lee County 73-45 on Friday night, the Cavaliers are 2-0 for the first time
under Taylor. “It feels good being 2-0 right now, it really does,” said Taylor. “Especially after last season where we started off 0-10 before getting a win. The girls just kept believing in themselves and brought a new mindset to this team. I’m very proud of how far they’ve come.”
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Southern Lee’s Carolina Bunnell (left) battles with Lee County’s Katie Smith during the second half of Friday night’s game in Sanford. Southern Lee won 73-45.
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2B / Saturday, November 21, 2009 / The Sanford Herald CAMPBELL Camels close season at home BUIES CREEK — Campbell’s football teaM, after the big conference road win over Valparaiso last weekend, returns home to wrap up the 2009 regular season with a 1 p.m. contest against Jacksonville (6-4, 5-2 PFL) on Saturday, Nov. 21. The game will also serve as Senior Day for Campbell quarterback Matt Vollono. Last time out, Nov. 14, the Camels (3-7, 2-5 Pioneer Football League) used a methodical steady offense to defeat Valparaiso 17-3. The Camels were able to outgain the Crusaders 450-160 in the game. The three points allowed and 160 yards are best defensive efforts the Camels have put up since the program was restarted. CU saw both redshirt junior Daniel Polk and redshirt sophomore Carl Smith run for 100 yards in the win. Polk totaled 105 yards rushing and 168 yards through the air. Smith tallied exactly 100 yards on the ground and another 42 through the air. The duo 100 yards efforts was the second time that Campbell has seen a pair of teammates top the 100 yard barrier in the same game this season. Mike Stryffeler caught a career-best four passes for 67 yards. Sophomore defensive back Brandon Chandler, who was named the PFL’s Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, picked off a pair of passes in the win. Sophomore safety Erik Feliciano led the defense with nine stops. CU brings a talented offense to the contest and currently leads the PFL and rank 12th nationally in rushing (191.40 yards per game).
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n.c. state at virginia tech
Hokies ‘feeling good’ for Pack visit
Devils’ postseason begins right now
By HANK KURZ Jr.
By BRYAN STRICKLAND
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI — With its lack of wintry weather and unlimited supply of sunshine, the state of Florida is the unofficial capital of bowl season. Duke hasn’t seen postseason action in 15 years, but today in Florida, the Blue Devils will be playing in what may be a de facto bowl. Duke needs to knock off No. 21 Miami today (noon, ESPNU) and then Wake Forest in a week to qualify for a bowl. AP photo “It’s playoff football. We know North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson (16) fights off the tackle what’s at stake,” Duke tight end Brett Huffman said. “We’ve got attempt of Clemson defensive tackle Rennie Moore during the second half to win these next two games of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh last Saturday. to achieve our goal of making a game at home. ing good,” Boykin said. “We’re going to bowl game, and we have every “We’ve had a good run,” coach keep practicing hard so we can finish intention of doing so. I’d much Frank Beamer said of the class that this season off right, and feel good rather be on the other side of has played in two Bowl Championabout ourselves at the end.” things and already be comfortship Series games and won the last The Wolfpack is trying to do the ably in a bowl game, but that’s two ACC championships before falling same thing, but even a strong finish been the M.O. of our team. We short this season. won’t land them a bowl appearance. know how to come back and “I like our leadership. I like what Two of their victories — against Murkeep fighting.” they’ve been all about. I think that’s ray State and Gardner-Webb — came The Blue Devils have come come through in these last two weeks, against lower division schools, so they close to beating Miami. n Three years ago in Durthe way we’ve played after some real needed seven victories to reach the ham, when Duke quarterback disappointment,” he said. postseason. and Miami native Thad Lewis The team has adjusted to its lowThe goal now? was a freshman, the Blue ered expectations, and is rallying. “Respect in the conference,” wide Devils trailed Miami 17-0 at “We’re not content, but we’re feelreceiver Owen Spencer said. halftime but rallied to within 20-15. Lewis directed Duke down to the 6-yard line, but on the game’s final snap, his pass was picked off. n Two years ago in the final hear the silence and you see Pianalto said. “I think our The Tar Heels then season of the Orange Bowl, everybody leave around the team looks forward to going travelled to Georgia Tech Duke trailed 17-14 with three third, fourth quarter.” on the road with our backs with a 3-0 record but were minutes left but reached Burney’s teammates up against the wall — just outplayed in a 24-7 loss. Miami’s 30, only to come up agree — playing on the road seeing we can come out, Four weeks later, UNC short and eventually fall 24-14. is fun. seeing how we can play.” carried an 0-3 ACC record n A year ago in Durham, That’s good news UNC (7-3, 3-3) has had into Blacksburg, Va., before Duke led 24-14 early in the for UNC as it closes out just three road games this stunning then-No. 14 second half before the Canes its regular season with season, but each game has Virginia Tech on a Thursday posted 35 unanswered points consecutive road games been memorable. The first night. on the way to a 49-21 victory. starting today with a trip away game at Connecticut to Boston College (noon, was won thanks to a holdESPN2) before travelling to ing penalty called on the We’re Here for all Your Medical Needs N.C. State in a week. Huskies in the end zone “I kind of think this team with 1:32 to play, which Dr. Parinaz B. Nasseri, MD relishes chances to go on resulted in a game-winning the road,” tight end Zack safety.
Virginia Tech is focusing on what it can do, not what it can’t. The No. 16 Hokies can’t win a third consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship. They won’t get another national title shot. What they can do is have a sixth consecutive 10-win season. That means not looking past defense-challenged North Carolina State when the Wolfpack arrives at Lane Stadium Saturday for the final home game for Virginia Tech’s seniors. “That’s a tradition we have around here,” wide receiver Jarrett Boykin said of the 10-win plateau. “We’re going to do everything we can to get to 10 wins. We want to feel good about ourselves at the end.” The Hokies (7-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won two in a row in impressive fashion, and need to also win at Virginia and in their bowl game to hit the mark for the sixth season in a row. Only Southern California and Texas have also done it the past five years, and USC (7-3) also needs to win its last two and a bowl game to get to 10 this year. The visit from the struggling Wolfpack (4-6, 1-5) also falls on the day that 21 seniors will play their final
Heels say they like playing on the road By BRIANA GORMAN email@example.com
NEW YORK — North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney broke into his trademark grin and didn’t hesitate when answering the question. What’s it like playing on the road? “I absolutely love it,” Burney said. “We love playing at home, but it’s nothing like going where everybody hates you. … You’re there to play and it’s definitely fun, especially when you
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College Basketball Lowe pleased with Wolfpack DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) â€” North Carolina State coach Sidney Lowe couldnâ€™t help being impressed by his teamâ€™s start. Tracy Smith had 16 points and 11 rebounds as North Carolina State beat Akron 66-45 at the Glenn Wilkes Classic on Friday. Dennis Horner also Lowe scored 16 points for the Wolfpack (2-0), who took control early and built a 43-21 halftime lead. â€œWe were really good, especially defensively,â€? Lowe said. â€œWe really got after them and set the tone.â€? The Zips (0-2) got 10 points from Anthony Hitchens. Akron shot just 30.9 percent from the field (17 of 55). â€œTheyâ€™re very active. A tough ballclub,â€? Lowe said of Akron. â€œWe told our guys for the last five days that these guys are very aggressive. They get up on you.â€? Horner had five points, including a 3, and C.J. Williams hit a pair of jumpers as N.C. State jumped out to a 17-4 lead 6 minutes into the game. Smith had consecutive baskets to extend the Wolfpack advantage to 23-7 in the first half. Hornerâ€™s second 3 of the game made it 31-12 with 7 minutes left in the half. â€œCoach wanted us to come out and play hard defense,â€? Smith said. â€œWe came down here
with the attitude to win our games in the tournament.â€? Smith closed out his 14-point first half on a 3-point play with 25 seconds remaining. Horner had 10 during the opening 20 minutes. â€œIt was important not to have a letdown,â€? Smith said of the second half. â€œWe didnâ€™t come out as intense as we did in the first half, but as the game went it picked up.â€? N.C. State improved to 15-2 in November over the last four seasons under Lowe. The Wolfpack plays Austin Peay on Saturday. Akron freshman center Zeke Marshall, who had 10 points and 12 rebounds against Austin Peay on Nov. 15 in his first collegiate game, had two points and four rebounds. Zips forward Chris McKnight played just 5 scoreless minutes in the first half after picking three fouls and finished with four points. Jimmy Conyers, also in foul trouble during the game, didnâ€™t score and fouled out with 3 minutes to play. No. 10 Tennessee 105, East Carolina 66 ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) â€” Scotty Hopson scored 25 points to lead No. 10 Tennessee to a 105-66 rout of East Carolina in the opening round of the Paradise Jam on Friday. The sophomore was 10 of 15 from the floor, including 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, in the Volsâ€™ first game at the University of Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center.
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north carolina vs. syracuse
North Carolinaâ€™s Will Graves, right, scrambles for a loose ball against Syracuseâ€™s Andy Rautins during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Orange blasts Tar Heels NEW YORK (AP) â€” Brandon Triche and Arinze Onuaku combined for 13 points in Syracuseâ€™s 22-1 run to open the second half and the Orange went on to a 87-71 victory over No. 6 North Carolina on Friday night in the championship game of the 2K Sports Classic. The Orange (4-0) were the only unranked team in the semifinals of the tournament that benefits Coaches vs. Cancer but they left Madison Square Garden with blowout wins over No. 13 California and the Tar Heels (4-1). North Carolina had a 39-37 halftime lead but that was gone in a hurry as Triche and Onuaku had field goals in the first 40 seconds. By the time the run ended 8 minutes into the second half Syracuse had a 59-40 lead. No. 2 Michigan State 75, Toledo 62 EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) â€” Draymond Green had 15
points to lead a balanced attack, and No. 2 Michigan State kept up its home court mastery with a 75-62 win over Toledo on Friday night. The game was a regional matchup in the Legends Classic. The Spartans (3-0) host Valparaiso on Sunday before heading to Atlantic City, N.J., for a Nov. 27 date with Florida in the semifinals. The Spartans won their 42nd straight game at home against a nonconference opponent, extending a streak that started after a loss to Duke on Dec. 3, 2003. No. 5 Villanova 71, No. 18 Dayton 65 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) â€” Corey Fisher scored 18 points to lead No. 5 Villanova past No. 18 Dayton 71-65 on Friday in the second round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Fisher was 10 for 12 from the free-throw line and converted his last four shots in
No. 15 Ohio St. 76, No. 13 California 70 NEW YORK (AP) â€” Evan Turner had 26 points and 14 rebounds, his fourth doubledouble in as many games, and No. 15 Ohio State beat No. 13 California 76-70 on Friday night in the third-place game of the 2K Sports Classic. The Buckeyes (3-1) went through an opposite experi-
ence from their 77-73 loss to No. 6 North Carolina in the semifinals of the tournament that benefits Coaches vs. Cancer. Ohio State trailed by 19 points in the second half against the Tar Heels and was able to finally start hitting from long range and get within two in the final seconds. No. 22 Clemson 89, UNC Greensboro 67 GREENSBORO (AP) â€” Trevor Booker scored a season-high 17 points, and No. 22 Clemson routed North Carolina-Greensboro 89-67 on Friday night. Milton Jennings added 14 points for the Tigers (3-0), Andre Young had 13 and David Potter finished with 11.
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NFL Standings New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo
W 6 5 4 3
L 3 5 5 6
Indianapolis Jacksonville Houston Tennessee
W 9 5 5 3
L 0 4 4 6
Cincinnati Pittsburgh Baltimore Cleveland
W 7 6 5 1
L 2 3 4 8
Denver San Diego Kansas City Oakland
W 6 6 2 2
L 3 3 7 7
Dallas Philadelphia N.Y. Giants Washington
W 6 5 5 3
L 3 4 4 6
New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay
W 9 5 4 1
L 0 4 6 8
Minnesota Green Bay Chicago Detroit
W 8 5 4 1
L 1 4 5 8
Arizona San Francisco Seattle St. Louis
W 6 4 3 1
L 3 5 6 8
Thursday’s Games Miami 24, Carolina 17 Sunday’s Games Cleveland at Detroit, 1 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Tennessee at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
A. Peterson, MIN S. Jackson, STL DeA. Williams, CAR M. Turner, ATL R. Grant, GBY Jacobs, NYG Gore, SNF Bradshaw, NYG Kev. Smith, DET Portis, WAS Fitzgerald, ARI St. Smith, NYG Houshman, SEA Witten, DAL D. Hester, CHI R. White, ATL Celek, PHL Burleson, SEA Ve. Davis, SNF Hightower, ARI
Rushers Att Yds 181 917 191 915 168 860 165 831 168 700 151 617 105 551 103 515 150 515 124 494 Receivers No Yds 63 705 61 719 50 582 49 438 48 596 47 668 46 533 45 562 45 493 45 328
Pts 1 3 2 4 5 6 7 10 9 8 11 13 14 12 16 15 17 20 22 24 21 18 19 23 29
LG 64t 58 77 58t 37 31 80t 38 31 78
Avg 11.2 11.8 11.6 8.9 12.4 14.2 11.6 12.5 11.0 7.3
LG 27 43 53 22 42 90t 42 44t 40 23
Ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harris Pct Rk 2793 0.9800 2694 0.9453 2711 0.9512 2479 0.8698 2349 0.8242 2317 0.8130 2168 0.7607 1813 0.6361 1895 0.6649 1960 0.6877 1699 0.5961 1408 0.4940 1176 0.4126 1467 0.5147 976 0.3425 1134 0.3979 946 0.3319 576 0.2021 492 0.1726 442 0.1551 568 0.1993 793 0.2782 578 0.2028 484 0.1698 123 0.0432
Sports on TV Saturday, Nov. 21
AUTO RACING 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Ford 300, at Homestead, Fla. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ABC — National coverage, Ohio St. at Michigan ESPN — Minnesota at Iowa ESPN2 — North Carolina at Boston College VERSUS — Harvard at Yale 12:30 p.m. FSN — Oklahoma at Texas Tech 2:30 p.m. ESPN CLASSIC — Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman, at Orlando, Fla.
AFC 4-3-0 3-3-0 4-4-0 1-5-0
NFC 2-0-0 2-2-0 0-1-0 2-1-0
Div 2-1-0 3-1-0 1-3-0 1-2-0
Away 4-0-0 2-3-0 3-2-0 1-4-0
AFC 5-0-0 4-2-0 4-3-0 2-6-0
NFC 4-0-0 1-2-0 1-1-0 1-0-0
Div 3-0-0 2-2-0 1-2-0 1-3-0
Away 4-0-0 2-2-0 2-3-0 1-4-0
AFC 5-2-0 4-2-0 5-3-0 1-5-0
NFC 2-0-0 2-1-0 0-1-0 0-3-0
Div 5-0-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 0-4-0
Away 3-2-0 3-1-0 2-3-0 1-3-0
AFC 5-2-0 4-3-0 1-4-0 1-6-0
NFC 1-1-0 2-0-0 1-3-0 1-1-0
Div 2-0-0 3-1-0 1-2-0 1-4-0
Away 3-2-0 2-2-0 3-2-0 0-4-0
NFC 5-2-0 4-2-0 3-3-0 2-5-0
AFC 1-1-0 1-2-0 2-1-0 1-1-0
Div 1-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 0-2-0
Away 4-0-0 1-4-0 2-3-0 0-4-0
NFC 6-0-0 4-3-0 4-4-0 1-5-0
AFC 3-0-0 1-1-0 0-2-0 0-3-0
Div 2-0-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 0-1-0
Away 4-1-0 2-2-0 1-4-0 0-5-0
NFC 6-0-0 4-3-0 2-4-0 1-7-0
AFC 2-1-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 0-1-0
Div 4-0-0 2-2-0 1-1-0 0-4-0
Away 4-0-0 1-3-0 0-4-0 1-4-0
NFC 4-2-0 4-2-0 2-5-0 1-6-0
AFC 2-1-0 0-3-0 1-1-0 0-2-0
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AFC Individual Leaders Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD 357 249 2872 20 352 233 2739 19 326 220 2653 17 299 186 2476 16 302 205 2469 14 287 181 2031 11 300 196 2199 12 290 178 2010 14 292 178 2088 7 189 110 1165 5
Chr. Johnson, TEN Jones-Drew, JAC Benson, CIN T. Jones, NYJ R. Rice, BAL Ro. Brown, MIA Mendenhall, PIT Ri. Williams, MIA Moreno, DEN F. Jackson, BUF
TD 11 2 7 10 4 2 6 4 3 1
Rushers Att Yds Avg 170 1091 6.42 169 860 5.09 205 859 4.19 170 781 4.59 128 662 5.17 147 648 4.41 113 609 5.39 105 558 5.31 132 520 3.94 120 493 4.11
No Wayne, IND 69 Dal. Clark, IND 64 Welker, NWE 64 R. Moss, NWE 58 And. Johnson, HOU 54 H. Ward, PIT 53 Gates, SND 49 B. Marshall, DEN 49 R. Rice, BAL 49 H. Miller, PIT 47
TD 8 5 3 1 3 6 5 3 7 0
TD Jones-Drew, JAC 12 Chr. Johnson, TEN 9 Addai, IND 9 Ro. Brown, MIA 8 T. Jones, NYJ 8 Wayne, IND 8 R. Moss, NWE 7 V. Jackson, SND 7 McGahee, BAL 7 R. Rice, BAL 7
Pts 66 60 48 42 42 42 42 36
BCS Standings Rk 1. Florida 2. Alabama 3. Texas 4. TCU 5. Cincinnati 6. Boise St. 7. Georgia Tech 8. LSU 9. Pittsburgh 10. Ohio St. 11. Oregon 12. Oklahoma St. 13. Iowa 14. Penn St. 15. Virginia Tech 16. Wisconsin 17. Stanford 18. Southern Cal 19. Oregon St. 20. Miami 21. Utah 22. BYU 23. Clemson 24. Houston 25. California
Away 1-3-0 2-3-0 2-2-0 2-3-0
P. Manning, IND Brady, NWE Schaub, HOU P. Rivers, SND Roethlisberger, PIT Orton, DEN Flacco, BAL C. Palmer, CIN Garrard, JAC Henne, MIA
Int 3 9 5 4 6 11 8 8 6 2
Avg 5.07 4.79 5.12 5.04 4.17 4.09 5.25 5.00 3.43 3.98
Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush Rec A. Peterson, MIN 11 11 0 M. Turner, ATL 10 10 0 Fitzgerald, ARI 8 0 8 Austin, DAL 7 0 7 Ve. Davis, SNF 7 0 7 Gore, SNF 7 6 1 DeA. Williams, CAR 7 7 0 R. Bush, NOR 6 5 1
Thursday, Nov. 26 Green Bay at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Oakland at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Denver, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Tennessee, 4:15 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 New England at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.
NFL Leaders NFC Individual Leaders By The Associated Press Week 10 Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Favre, MIN 285 194 2269 17 Brees, NOR 291 199 2559 19 Rodgers, GBY 296 189 2444 17 McNabb, PHL 218 131 1685 12 Romo, DAL 303 183 2466 14 Warner, ARI 353 236 2515 18 E. Manning, NYG 275 165 2070 15 J. Campbell, WAS 254 168 1870 10 Hasselbeck, SEA 255 150 1622 11 Sh. Hill, SNF 155 87 943 5
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By The Associated Press The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 14, 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. Florida (36) 10-0 1,463 1 2. Alabama (14) 10-0 1,429 3 3. Texas (10) 10-0 1,424 2 4. TCU 10-0 1,307 4 5. Cincinnati 10-0 1,247 5 6. Boise St. 10-0 1,213 6 7. Georgia Tech 10-1 1,139 7 8. Pittsburgh 9-1 1,030 8 9. Ohio St. 9-2 990 10 10. LSU 8-2 968 9 11. Oregon 8-2 918 14 12. Oklahoma St. 8-2 754 17 13. Penn St. 9-2 689 19 14. Stanford 7-3 652 25 15. Iowa 9-2 633 15 16. Virginia Tech 7-3 559 20 17. Wisconsin 8-2 547 21 18. Clemson 7-3 442 24 19. BYU 8-2 344 22 20. Oregon St. 7-3 338 — 21. Miami 7-3 255 12 22. Southern Cal 7-3 223 11 23. Utah 8-2 183 16 24. Houston 8-2 149 13 25. Rutgers 7-2 145 — Others receiving votes: North Carolina 144, Nebraska 64, California 53, Arizona 50, Mississippi 45, Navy 41, Temple 23, Auburn 9, Georgia 9, West Virginia 8, Oklahoma 5, Texas Tech 4, Boston College 3, Nevada 1.
Top 25 Schedule By The Associated Press All Times EST Friday’s Game No. 6 Boise State at Utah State, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Florida vs. Florida International, 12:30 p.m. No. 2 Alabama vs. Chattanooga, 12:20 p.m. No. 3 Texas vs. Kansas, 8 p.m. No. 4 TCU at Wyoming, 2 p.m. No. 9 Ohio State at Michigan, Noon No. 10 LSU at Mississippi, 3:30 p.m. No. 11 Oregon at Arizona, 8 p.m. No. 13 Penn State at Michigan State, 3:30 p.m. No. 14 Stanford vs. California, 7:30 p.m. No. 15 Iowa vs. Minnesota, Noon No. 16 Virginia Tech vs. N.C. State, 3:30 p.m. No. 17 Wisconsin at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. No. 18 Clemson vs. Virginia, 3:30 p.m. No. 19 BYU vs. Air Force, 3:30 p.m. No. 20 Oregon State at Washington State, 6:30 p.m. No. 21 Miami vs. Duke, Noon No. 23 Utah vs. San Diego State, 4 p.m. No. 24 Houston vs. Memphis, 1 p.m. No. 25 Rutgers at Syracuse, 3:30 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Ford 400 Lineup By The Associated Press After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Fla. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 173.919. 2. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 172.695. 3. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 172.678. 4. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 172.353. 5. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 172.243. 6. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 172.144. 7. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 172.035. 8. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 172.024. 9. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 171.86. 10. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 171.838. 11. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 171.838. 12. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 171.794. 13. (44) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 171.75. 14. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 171.647. 15. (07) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 171.63. 16. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 171.576. 17. (02) David Gilliland, Toyota, 171.461. 18. (36) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 171.434. 19. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 171.396. 20. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 171.336. 21. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 171.331. 22. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 171.276. 23. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 171.162. 24. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 170.994. 25. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 170.967. 26. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 170.967. 27. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 170.816. 28. (37) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, 170.805. 29. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 170.794. 30. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 170.648. 31. (96) Erik Darnell, Ford, 170.53. 32. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 170.455. 33. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 170.412. 34. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 170.379. 35. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 170.272. 36. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 170.266. 37. (7) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 169.881. 38. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 169.715. 39. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 169.353. 40. (34) John Andretti, Chevrolet, 169.274. 41. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 169.072. 42. (43) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, Owner Points. 43. (08) Terry Labonte, Toyota, Past Champion. Failed to Qualify 44. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 170.708. 45. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 168.94. 46. (70) Mike Skinner, Chevrolet, 168.66. 47. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 168.529. 48. (09) David Stremme, Chevrolet.
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Texas or Oregon at Arizona GOLF 4 p.m. TGC — LPGA Tour Championship, third round, at Houston 3 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Dubai World Championship, final round, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates RODEO 11 p.m. VERSUS — PBR, Challenger Tour Championship, second round, at Atlanta (same-day tape) SOCCER 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Liverpool vs. Manchester City, at Liverpool, England
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 Nov. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and preseason ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kansas (58) 1-0 1,616 1 2. Michigan St. (5) 1-0 1,520 2 3. Texas (1) 1-0 1,412 3 4. Kentucky (1) 1-0 1,370 4 5. Villanova 1-0 1,353 5 6. North Carolina 3-0 1,301 6 7. Purdue 1-0 1,297 7 8. West Virginia 1-0 1,139 8 9. Duke 1-0 1,078 9 10. Tennessee 1-0 938 10 11. Butler 1-0 859 11 12. Connecticut 1-0 830 12 13. California 2-0 792 13 14. Washington 3-0 783 14 15. Michigan 1-0 598 15 15. Ohio St. 2-0 598 16 17. Oklahoma 1-0 490 17 18. Dayton 1-0 372 21 19. Georgetown 1-0 358 20 20. Louisville 0-0 344 19 21. Georgia Tech 1-0 320 22 22. Clemson 1-0 265 24 23. Illinois 1-0 261 23 24. Minnesota 1-0 170 25 25. Maryland 1-0 167 — Others receiving votes: Siena 125, Notre Dame 91, Vanderbilt 82, Florida St. 76, Syracuse 67, Wake Forest 59, Florida 58, Oklahoma St. 57, South Carolina 42, UCLA 36, Xavier 36, BYU 28, Gonzaga 22, Tulsa 21, Kansas St. 19, Mississippi St. 16, N. Iowa 16, Texas A&M 8, Missouri 7, Rider 7, Boston College 6, Mississippi 6, Pittsburgh 3, Va. Commonwealth 2, Cornell 1, Old Dominion 1, Utah St. 1, W. Kentucky 1.
Top 25 Fared By The Associated Press Friday 1. Kansas (3-0) did not play. Next: vs. Oakland, Mich., Wednesday. 2. Michigan State (3-0) beat Toledo 75-62. Next: vs. Valparaiso, Sunday. 3. Texas (2-0) did not play. Next: vs. Iowa, Monday. 4. Kentucky (3-0) did not play. Next: vs. Rider, Saturday. 5. Villanova (4-0) beat No. 18 Dayton 71-65. Next: vs. Mississippi-Kansas State winner, Sunday. 6. North Carolina (4-0) vs. Syracuse. Next: vs. Gardner-Webb, Monday. 7. Purdue (1-0) vs. South Dakota State. Next: vs. Saint Joseph’s or Boston College, Saturday or Sunday. 8. West Virginia (1-0) did not play. Next: vs. The Citadel, Tuesday. 9. Duke (3-0) did not play. Next: vs. Radford, Saturday. 10. Tennessee (3-0) beat East Carolina 105-66. Next: vs. DePaul, Sunday. 11. Butler (2-0) did not play. Next: at Evansville, Saturday. 12. Connecticut (3-0) did not play. Next: vs. LSU, Wednesday. 13. California (2-2) lost to No. 15 Ohio State 76-70. Next: vs. Jacksonville, Tuesday. 14. Washington (3-0) vs. San Jose State. Next: vs. Montana, Sunday, Nov. 29. 15. Michigan (1-0) vs. Houston Baptist. Next: vs. Creighton, Thursday. 15. Ohio State (3-1) beat No. 13 California 76-70. Next: vs. Lipscomb, Tuesday. 17. Oklahoma (2-0) did not play. Next: at Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday. 18. Dayton (2-1) lost to No. 5 Villanova 71-65. Next: vs. Mississippi-Kansas State loser, Sunday. 19. Georgetown (2-0) did not play. Next: at Savannah State, Saturday. 20. Louisville (1-0) did not play. Next: vs. ETSU, Saturday. 21. Georgia Tech (2-1) beat George Mason 70-62. Next: vs. Indiana-Boston U. winner, Sunday. 22. Clemson (2-0) at North Carolina Greensboro. Next: vs. Winthrop, Monday. 23. Illinois (2-0) did not play. Next: vs. Presbyterian, Saturday. 24. Minnesota (3-0) did not play. Next: at No. 11 Butler, Thursday. 25. Maryland (2-0) vs. New Hampshire. Next: at Chaminade, Monday.
NCAA Boxscores N.C. STATE 66, AKRON 45 AKRON (0-2) Cvetinovic 4-8 0-1 8, C.McKnight 1-6 2-6 4, Conyers 0-1 0-0 0, McNees 0-1 0-0 0, Roberts 3-6 0-0 8, Steward 0-0 0-0 0, McClanahan 1-4 0-0 3, Carroll 1-3 0-0 2, B.McKnight 2-9 2-5 6, Hitchens 3-9 3-4 10, Marshall 1-6 0-0 2, Bardo 1-2 0-2 2. Totals 17-55 7-18 45. N.C. STATE (2-0) Wood 3-4 0-0 8, T.Smith 6-10 4-8 16, Horner 5-7 4-4 16, Gonzalez 2-4 6-8 11, Williams 3-4 0-0 6, Kufuor 0-0 0-0 0, Painter 0-0 0-0 0, Vandenberg 0-0 3-4 3, Davis 2-2 0-2 4, Mays 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 22-34 17-26 66. Halftime—N.C. State 43-21. 3-Point Goals—Akron 4-19 (Roberts 2-4, Hitchens 1-2, McClanahan 1-4, McNees 0-1, Conyers 0-1, Carroll 0-1, C.McKnight 0-3, B.McKnight 0-3), N.C. State 5-8 (Horner 2-2, Wood 2-3, Gonzalez 1-1, Mays 0-1, Williams 0-1). Fouled Out—Conyers. Rebounds—Akron 26 (Cvetinovic, B.McKnight 5), N.C. State 39 (T.Smith 11). Assists—Akron 7 (McClanahan, McNees 2), N.C. State 16 (Mays 4). Total Fouls—Akron 26, N.C. State 19. Technical—McNees. A—416. es. A—416. No. 21 GEORGIA TECH 70, GEORGE MASON 62 GEORGE MASON (2-2) Morrison 3-6 0-0 6, Pearson 2-5 0-0 5, Birdsong 1-3 0-0 2, Long 2-10 2-4 7, Cornelius 4-8 0-0 11, Foster 5-12 3-4 15, Vaughns 1-2 0-0 2, Hancock 4-11 0-0 8, Wright 2-5 2-3 6, Whack 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 24-67 7-11 62. GEORGIA TECH (2-1) Bell 3-4 2-3 8, Favors 6-6 6-6 18, Lawal 6-11 6-12 18, Udofia 2-6 4-10 8, Shumpert 4-9 1-4 12, M.Miller 1-3 2-2 4, Storrs 0-2 0-0 0, Oliver 0-1 0-0 0, Sheehan 1-3 0-0 2, Peacock 0-3 0-0 0, Rice Jr. 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-49 21-37 70. Halftime—Georgia Tech 27-19. 3-Point Goals—George Mason 7-24 (Cornelius 3-5, Foster 2-2, Pearson 1-3, Long 1-5, Vaughns 0-1, Birdsong 0-2, Wright 0-2, Hancock 0-4), Georgia Tech 3-11 (Shumpert 3-5, Oliver 0-1, Rice Jr. 0-1, Udofia 0-2, Storrs 0-2). Fouled Out—Morrison. Rebounds—George Mason 35 (Foster, Hancock 9), Georgia Tech 45 (Lawal 14). Assists—George Mason 12 (Hancock 7), Georgia Tech 12 (Udofia 4). Total Fouls—George Mason 27, Georgia Tech 15. A—NA. No. 10 TENNESSEE 105, EAST CAROLINA 66 EAST CAROLINA (1-3) Morrow 2-3 3-6 7, Abrams 3-7 2-4 8, Wynn 3-3 0-0 6, Young 5-10 4-5 15, Sherrod 3-5 4-4 12, Sargent 0-0 0-0 0, Gaines 0-0 0-0 0, Turner 3-5 2-4 11, Straughn 0-2 3-4 3, Ellison 1-1 0-0 3, Joyner 0-2 1-4 1. Totals 20-38 19-31 66. TENNESSEE (3-0) Smith 5-7 3-4 13, Chism 3-7 0-0 7, Maze 5-10 4-4 15, Prince 0-2 1-2 1, Hopson 10-15 1-1 25, Woolridge 3-4 0-0 8, Hubert 0-0 0-0 0, McBee 2-4 0-0 6, Hall 1-2 0-0 2, Goins 48 1-1 10, Pearl 0-0 0-0 0, Tatum 5-7 2-2 14, Williams 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 40-69 12-14 105. Halftime—Tennessee 43-27. 3-Point Goals—East Carolina 7-19 (Turner 3-5, Sherrod 2-4, Ellison 1-1, Young 1-5, Straughn 0-1, Abrams 0-3), Tennessee 13-24 (Hopson 4-5, Woolridge 2-2, Tatum 2-4, McBee 2-4, Chism 1-2, Goins 1-3, Maze 1-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—East Carolina 26 (Morrow, Wynn 6), Tennessee 23 (Chism 5). Assists—East Carolina 9 (Young 4), Tennessee 23 (Goins 5). Total Fouls—East Carolina 16, Tennessee 25. A—NA. 25. A—NA. Late Thursday No. 6 NORTH CAROLINA 77, No. 15 OHIO ST. 73 NORTH CAROLINA (4-0) Graves 6-12 0-1 14, Thompson 4-12 7-8 15, Davis 3-4 1-1 7, Ginyard 4-6 2-2 13, Drew II 2-3 6-10 11, Strickland 0-2 0-0 0, Watts 2-2 0-0 5, Henson 1-3 0-0 2, D.Wear 0-0 0-0 0, T.Wear 2-3 0-0 4, Zeller 2-6 2-3 6. Totals 26-53 18-25 77. OHIO ST. (2-1) Madsen 1-3 0-0 2, Turner 9-14 5-6 23, Lighty 4-9 1-4 11, Diebler 4-13 6-6 17, Buford 3-16 1-2 8, Simmons 1-2 2-2 4, Hill 2-2 0-0 4, Lauderdale 2-2 0-2 4. Totals 2661 15-22 73. Halftime—North Carolina 38-24. 3-Point Goals—North Carolina 7-15 (Ginyard 3-5, Graves 2-6, Drew II 1-1, Watts 1-1, Strickland 0-2), Ohio St. 6-21 (Diebler 3-10, Lighty 2-5, Buford 1-5, Simmons 0-1). Fouled Out—Turner. Rebounds—North Carolina 33 (Thompson 12), Ohio St. 37 (Turner 11). Assists—North Carolina 17 (Drew II 8), Ohio St. 10 (Turner 4). Total Fouls—North Carolina 21, Ohio St. 22. A—15,635.
Top 25 Schedule Saturday’s Games No. 4 Kentucky vs. Rider, 1 p.m. x-No. 7 Purdue vs. Saint Joseph’s or Boston College at Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas, V.I., 8:30 p.m. No. 9 Duke vs. Radford, 2 p.m. x-No. 10 Tennessee vs. DePaul or Northern Iowa at Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas, V.I., 6 p.m. No. 11 Butler at Evansville, 8:05 p.m. No. 17 Oklahoma at Virginia Commonwealth, 7:30 p.m. No. 19 Georgetown at Savannah State, 1 p.m. No. 20 Louisville vs. ETSU, 4 p.m. No. 23 Illinois vs. Presbyterian, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 2 Michigan State vs. Valparaiso, Noon No. 5 Villanova vs. TBA at Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, TBA x-No. 7 Purdue vs. Saint Joseph’s or Boston College at Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas, V.I., 8:30 p.m. x-No. 10 Tennessee vs. DePaul or Northern
Iowa at Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas, V.I., 6 p.m. No. 18 Dayton vs. TBA at Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, TBA No. 20 Louisville vs. Morgan State, 1 p.m. No. 21 Georgia Tech vs. TBA at Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, TBA x-teams will play Saturday if they lose firstround game, Sunday if they win
NBA Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 9 3 .750 — 1 Philadelphia 5 6 .455 3 ⁄2 Toronto 5 7 .417 4 1 New York 2 9 .182 6 ⁄2 New Jersey 0 12 .000 9 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 10 2 .833 — Orlando 9 3 .750 1 1 Miami 7 4 .636 2 ⁄2 Washington 3 7 .300 6 1 Charlotte 3 8 .273 6 ⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 8 4 .667 — Milwaukee 6 3 .667 1⁄2 Indiana 5 4 .556 11⁄2 Chicago 6 5 .545 11⁄2 Detroit 5 7 .417 3 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 9 3 .750 — Houston 7 5 .583 2 San Antonio 4 6 .400 4 New Orleans 5 8 .385 41⁄2 Memphis 3 8 .273 51⁄2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 8 3 .727 — Portland 9 4 .692 — Oklahoma City 6 6 .500 21⁄2 Utah 6 6 .500 21⁄2 Minnesota 1 11 .083 71⁄2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Phoenix 10 3 .769 — L.A. Lakers 9 3 .750 1⁄2 Sacramento 5 5 .500 31⁄2 L.A. Clippers 4 9 .308 6 Golden State 3 8 .273 6 Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia 86, Charlotte 84 New York 110, Indiana 103 Washington 108, Cleveland 91 Atlanta 105, Miami 90 Orlando 108, Oklahoma City 94 Boston 109, Golden State 95 Memphis 106, L.A. Clippers 91 Houston 97, Minnesota 84 Milwaukee 99, New Jersey 85 Utah 104, Toronto 91 Dallas 99, San Antonio 94, OT Portland 87, Detroit 81 Thursday’s Games New Orleans 110, Phoenix 103 Utah 90, San Antonio 83 L.A. Lakers 108, Chicago 93 Friday’s Games Miami at Toronto, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Memphis at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Houston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Orlando at Boston, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games New York at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 9 p.m. Detroit at Utah, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Portland, 10 p.m.
By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Claimed C Craig Tatum off waivers from Cincinnati (NL). BOSTON RED SOX—Claimed RHP Robert Manuel off waivers from Seattle (AL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Purchased the contracts of OF Stefan Gartrell, RHP Brandon Hynick, RHP Brian Omogrosso and RHP Sergio Santos from Charlotte (IL) and RHP Santo Luis from Winston-Salem (Carolina). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Purchased the contracts of INF Jason Donald, INF-OF Jordan Brown and INF Wes Hodges from Columbus (IL); RHP Jeanmar Gomez, INF Carlos Rivero and OF Nick Weglarz from Akron (EL); and LHP Kelvin De La Cruz from Mahoning Valley (New York-Penn). DETROIT TIGERS—Purchased the contracts of 2B Scott Sizemore and SS Audy Ciriaco from Toledo (IL) and 1B-OF Ryan Strieby and OF Brennan Boesch from Erie (EL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Purchased the contracts of INF Jeff Bianchi, OF Jarrod Dyson, OF Jordan Parraz, C Manuel Pina and RHP Blake Wood from Omaha (PCL). Sent RHP Devon Lowery and RHP Doug Waechter outright to Omaha. Designated INF Tug Hulett for assignment. Requested unconditional release waivers on RHP Julio Pimentel. MINNESOTA TWINS—Purchased the contracts of INF Danny Valencia and RHP Rob Delaney from Rochester (IL); RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Alex Burnett and RHP Loek Van Mil from New Britain (EL); and INF Estarlin De Los Santos from Fort Myers (FSL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Purchased the contracts of INF Cole Gillespie from Reno (PCL) and RHP Roque Mercedes, RHP Daniel Stange and LHP Jordan Norberto from Mobile (SL). CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with LHP John Grabow on a two-year contract. CINCINNATI REDS—Purchased the contracts of RHP Enerio Del Rosario, OF Chris Heisey, RHP Logan Ondrusek, INF Chris Valaika, and LHP Travis Wood from Louisville (IL) and RHP Jordan Smith and LHP Philippe Valiquette from Carolina (SL). Sent RHP Daryl Thompson outright to Louisville. Announced OF Laynce Nix refused an outright assignment and elected free agency. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Valdez on a minor league contract. Purchased the contracts of RHP Evan Englebrook from Round Rock (PCL) and RHP Matt Nevarez and RHP Henry Villar from Lexington (SAL). NEW YORK METS—Reinstated SS Jose Reyes and LHP Johan Santana from the 15-day DL and OF Fernando Martinez, LHP Jonathon Niese, RHP Fernando Nieve and LHP Oliver Perez from the 60-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Named John McLaren bench coach, Jim Lett bullpen coach and Dan Radison first-base coach. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL—Fined Cleveland QB Brady Quinn $10,000 for an illegal block against Baltimore LB Terrell Suggs and Baltimore DE Dwan Edwards $5,000 for a hit delivered to Cleveland WR Joshua Cribbs in a Nov. 16 game. Fined Jacksonville DB Reggie Nelson $7,500 for roughing New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez with a hit to the head area in a Nov. 15 game. Fined Arizona DT Darnell Dockett $7,500 for his elbow to the throat of Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck in a Nov. 15 game. Fined Pittsburgh LB James Harrison $5,000 for unnecessary roughness against Cincinnati OT Andrew Whitworth in a Nov. 15 game. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—Suspended Dallas F James Neal for two games for delivering a hit from behind that caused injury to Derek Dorsett of Columbus in a Nov. 19 game. CAROLINA HURRICANES—Reassigned D Bryan Rodney to Albany (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES—Reassigned F Kevin Porter to San Antonio (AHL). SAN JOSE SHARKS—Recalled F Benn Ferriero, F Jamie McGinn and F Logan Couture from Worcester (AHL).
The Sanford Herald / Saturday, November 21, 2009 / 5B
Familiar fall for Panthers
Death of Drew Breesâ€™ mother ruled a suicide
CHARLOTTE (AP) â€” From Jake Delhommeâ€™s struggles to suspect tackling to key injuries and just plain bad luck, there are plenty of reasons for Carolinaâ€™s 4-6 record. It shouldnâ€™t, however, be a surprise. Following a playoff season with a dud is all the Panthers have known in their 15-year history. Thursdayâ€™s 24-17 loss to Miami followed the familiar script. Coming off an impressive win over Atlanta, the Panthers fell flat as a home favorite against a team without its top running back and a banged-up offensive line. It marked the fourth time this season the Panthers entered a game with a chance to reach .500. Theyâ€™re now 0-4. And with a brutal closing schedule, they appear destined to again fail to accomplish consecutive winning seasons for the first time in team history. â€œIâ€™m sure outside of that (team meeting) room, there will be a lot people that donâ€™t give us a chance,â€? coach John Fox said Friday. â€œUntil the math says it, weâ€™ll feel like we have a
GRANBY, Colo. (AP) â€” The death of the mother of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been ruled a suicide. Mina Brees, an attorney from Austin, Texas, died Aug. 7 while visiting Colorado. This week, Grand County coroner Brenda Bock concluded that she died of a prescription drug overdose and ruled the death a suicide. Bock said Brees died while staying at the home of a friend in Granby near Rocky Mountain National Park. It took longer than three months for a cause of death to be reached but Bock said thatâ€™s typical for cases involving toxicology tests.
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Anelia Smith led the Cavaliers with 25 points. Devan Daniel and Yasmine Butler each had 10 points, rounding out the double-digit scorers for the Cavaliers. Transfer Jerraysheya Fox added eight points. Smith scored eight of her points in the third quarter, a quarter where the Cavaliers outscored the Yellow Jackets 25-14. â€œAnelia is a true leader for this team,â€? said Taylor. â€œSheâ€™s worked so hard to improve her game and it really showed. She came up real big for us. She decided to put the team on her shoulders and carry us to this victory. She was absolutely huge for us.â€? Also big was Fox, who pulled down 14 rebounds in the game. â€œShe really adds a lot to our inside game, which is something that we havenâ€™t had in a
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chance.â€? They would be in a much better spot if they executed in the red zone. Carolina was plagued by miscues, from the four sacks to a key interception that turned touchdown opportunities into field goals or worse. Delhomme tried to get star receiver Steve Smith involved â€” targeting him 15 times. He caught seven
passes for 87 yards and a touchdown, but Delhommeâ€™s first pick in four games came near the goal line when he tried to force it to the four-time Pro Bowl selection. That play also was an example of how Carolina isnâ€™t getting the breaks. The Panthers were using their no-huddle offense and the Dolphins had too many players on the field. Del-
homme wanted to snap the ball to get a penalty, but the official was standing over the ball. Fox said Friday the official had mistakenly thought the Panthers had substituted when they hadnâ€™t. â€œYouâ€™re supposed to give the defense an opportunity to sub (only) if you sub,â€? Fox said. Carolina also showed a drop-off after losing two key starters to season-ending injuries in two games. Left tackle Jordan Grossâ€™ absence was noticeable with Delhommeâ€™s lack of protection. And the Panthers struggled to tackle 32-year-old running back Ricky Williams without outside linebacker Thomas Davis. Williams rushed for 119 yards and scored all three Miami touchdowns. The Panthers have allowed 330 yards rushing in the past two games, and now have more injury concerns. Landon Johnson, who replaced Davis, was walking gingerly in the locker room Friday after suffering a knee injury. Fox said Johnson will not need surgery. Linebacker Naâ€™il Diggs (rib) was also banged up.
while,â€? said Taylor. â€œSheâ€™s helping get this team to the next level. Her presence in the middle makes her a threat and helps us out tremendously.â€? The Yellow Jackets (1-1) were led by Mikky Johnsonâ€™s 11 points. Rashida Jackson added nine and Katie Kremer had seven in the loss. Ashley Pender contributed with six points for the Yellow Jackets. â€œWe struggled with the press,â€? said Lee County coach Cindy Kelly. â€œThey did a good job
pressuring our guards. â€œSouthern Lee played very hard. They deserve a ton of credit.â€? The Cavaliers took a 26-20 lead into the locker room at halftime.
After Taylor told her girls to settle down during her halftime speech, the Cavaliers outscored Lee County 47-25 in the second half. â€œI thought we were a
Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme (17) waits near the huddle in the second half of the Panthersâ€™ 24-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Charlotte on Thursday.
Redskins RB Portis visits specialists ASHBURN, Va. (AP) â€” Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis was at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Friday to have his concussion evaluated. Portis saw the same doctors who examined Eagles back Brian Westbrook, who has sustained two concussions in the last month.
little anxious when we came out,â€? said Taylor. â€œI wanted them to reverse the tide in the second half and not play as nervous or tense like we were. It was a great
Portis was hurt two weeks ago against Atlanta. He did not play last week against Denver and has been ruled out for Sundayâ€™s game at Dallas.
Cribbs expects to play Sunday BEREA, Ohio (AP) â€” Josh Cribbsâ€™ neck is still a little sore, but he doesnâ€™t mind sticking it out for Baltimoreâ€™s Dwan Edwards. Cribbs said Friday he expects to play in the Cleveland Brownsâ€™ game at Detroit on Sunday, which will be six days after he was strapped to a backboard and wheeled into an ambulance following a loss to the Ravens on Monday night.
NFL fines Dockett $7,500 for Hasselbeck hit TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) â€” The NFL has fined Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett $7,500 for his elbow to the throat of Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. The league said the fine was for â€œroughing the passer.â€? Seattle coach Jim Mora had complained that it was a dirty play by Dockett, who responded it was an accident.
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DEAR ABBY: I am an 11-year-old girl who loves going shopping and doing various stuff with my mom. But when we go to the mall or stop for lunch and she hears a song she likes, she’ll start singing to it. And if we’re standing up, she even dances to it a little. I have tried telling her to stop because she’s embarrassing me, but all she says is, “No one is looking, honey.” She also does it at home in front of my friends when I play my iPod. Any suggestions? — BLUSHING IN SAN FRANCISCO
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Happy Birthday: You will have to rely on your past experience in order to make the right choices this year. Your industrious attitude and fair-minded way of handling others will account for some of your success. How you deal with dead weight and pending problems will be what makes a difference in the end. Your numbers are 8, 14, 18, 22, 29, 31, 47 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Actions are the only thing that count and it’s up to you to make things happen. Don’t let someone else’s burden drag you down. You have to surpass the obstacles — invest in yourself and your talent. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are in a better position to take on a challenge and to stick up for what you believe in than anyone else, so don’t leave the dirty work to someone who won’t do you justice. Connect with the people interested in what you have to offer. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be prepared to move fast. Get laborious chores out of the way in the least amount of time. Your unique way of handling others will impress someone who is looking for a good talker and a quick thinker. CANCER (June 21-July 22): It’s nice to share your ideas and plans but, once you do, you are likely to be taken advantage of. Don’t let compliments lead to promises you can’t afford to fulfill. Protect your plans, your assets and your emotional well-being. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Being in control and making what you have to offer special will command attention and demand. A lover may not approve of what you are doing but, in the end, will see the benefits and comply. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Loosen up and have some fun and you will
make a lasting impression that will set the stage for good things to come. You can work hard but, if you don’t play with your comrades, you will end up being an outsider. Love is in the picture. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can expect to face challenges and someone who is trying to stand in your way. Learn from past experience and you will make the right move. Be in the forefront, speaking up for your beliefs. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Once you explain what you are doing, you will get the help you need, leaving more time to market what you want to do. The truth will come from the people you least expect. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): You can raise the stakes and make headway by doing things a little differently. Your insight, innovation and communication will gain interest, allowing you to make use of many of the experiences you have had. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Let down your guard and share your feelings. You’ll be happy you did as you sort through issues that have been bothering you. The changes that take place will set the stage for greater honesty and compatibility with someone special. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Don’t put yourself in a vulnerable position by sharing too much about your private life. Keep a little mystery in the mix. A good relationship can make all the difference in the world to your future. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): What you offer others will be respected and appreciated. A chance to hook up with someone who will benefit you personally and financially is apparent. You can make a commitment or promise that will help to seal a deal you’ve been pursuing.
DEAR BLUSHING: Your problem is one that has been shared by generations of young people. You have reached an age when image is becoming important to you, and you’re afraid that your mother’s behavior will reflect badly on you. It won’t. Rather than be embarrassed, please consider how lucky you are to have an upbeat, music-loving mother with a sense of rhythm and some knowledge of the lyrics. (If she has forgotten, be a sweetheart and offer to teach her.) I have it on good authority that an “old dog” can learn new tricks. o DEAR ABBY: After 30 years of marriage I still don’t know how to tell my wife she can’t cook. I came home tonight to find an expensive piece of meat I had been looking forward to eating reduced to shoe leather.
Abigail Van Buren Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
In our golden years, we will be able to afford to splurge on expensive cuts of meat, etc., only rarely. It is disappointing to have to toss it into the garbage. I never encouraged my wife to cook, and usually the pressure of work distracts her. But she has been “surprising” me more often with “delicacies” on her days off. I dread retirement. How can I nicely ask her not to go to the trouble of preparing these disastrous dishes? — WANTS TO BE TACTFUL DEAR WANTS: Who has been doing the cooking in your household all these years -- or have the two of you been eating out? Because you can’t bring yourself to tell your wife her cooking skills need improvement, allow me to offer an alternative. Sign the two of you up for nighttime cooking classes so she can brush up on her culinary skills and, if necessary, you can take over the role of family chef after you
DEAR ABBY: My parents divorced when I was 15. It was nasty. My mother, in an act of desperation, dragged me into it. I was placed in foster care until her allegations were looked into and found to be false. I held a grudge for 10 years. During that time I was bitter, angry, shy, anxious, scared -- overall, just a mess. I finally realized that until I addressed those feelings, it would affect all aspects of my life. At 25, I am finally trying to have a relationship with my mother. It has been hard. There are some things from the past that I cannot forget, and I find it difficult to let go of my anger and resentment. I’d like to write a book about my experience as a guide to forgiving and moving on, but if I do, I would not be able to hide my identity or my mother’s. Is it realistic to write a self-help book without the world knowing it’s my family I’m talking about? I’m longing to help others. ASPIRING WRITER IN ILLINOIS DEAR ASPIRING WRITER: It can be done. I can think of two ways to accomplish what you have in mind. The first would be to write the story as fiction. The second would be to adopt a pen name. Whether or not your story turns out to be a best seller, the experience would be cathartic.
ODDS AND ENDS
Man who claimed disability spotted on TV show
Person in chicken suit ruffles feathers in Colo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California tax officials say an interior designer’s false disability claim was uncovered when he was spotted on a home improvement television show. Fifty-six-year-old Ronald Hunt of Los Angeles was sentenced Tuesday to 200 hours of community service and ordered to pay more than $180,000 in restitution, unpaid taxes and fines. He pleaded guilty to two felony counts of fraud. The state’s Franchise Tax Board says Hunt falsely claimed he was disabled for three years and collected almost $150,000 in benefits, while earning about $400,000 in income as an interior designer. An employee of the insurance company that was paying Hunt’s benefits saw Hunt on a Home and Garden Television program and reported him to the state Department of Insurance.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A person in a chicken costume ruffled the feathers of Durango’s city council as its members discussed rules for backyard fowl. At a council meeting Tuesday, someone in a chicken costume quietly entered the council chambers just as the mayor was discussing a recently-passed backyard hen ordinance. The costumed chicken took a few turns, flapped its arms, then took a seat in the nearly empty gallery. Several minutes later, the big bird left — without identifying itself — after laying an egg on the floor.
Jury sides with NYC police in clown’s lawsuit NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury has ruled that New York City police didn’t use excessive force when they arrested a professional clown who left a suspicious device that turned out to be a balloon inflator inside a coffee shop. Alexander Alhovsky sued following his 2006 arrest, which stemmed from an investigation of a report of a suspicious package with tubes and wiring at a Manhattan Starbucks. The bomb squad determined it was harmless, but set up surveillance.
NY town decides to re-Christmas its holiday parade PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A town on New York’s Long Island is hoping for better attendance at its 16th annual holiday boat parade this year by restoring “Christmas” to the event’s name. The Patchogue (PACH’-awg) Riverfront Committee says it decided to rename the event “Christmas Holiday Boat Parade” after taking over sponsorship from the local chamber of commerce. Last year’s event was renamed “Holiday Boat Parade” after some residents complained the name wasn’t inclusive enough. But the committee says the ensuing controversy led to a dramatic drop-off in spectators. It says it’s restoring the word “Christmas” to recognize that that most of the participants celebrate the holiday.
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God, and his love, are perfect Q: A friend keeps telling me that God loves me, but how do I know it’s true? My parents divorced when I was 9 and I was raised (reluctantly) by my grandparents, so all my life I’ve felt that no one loves me. Why is God any different? -- L.R. A: The reason God is different from all those who failed you — is because He is God! Human beings are imperfect (and sometimes worse than imperfect) — but God is perfect, and so is His love for you. Let me ask you a question: How would you know if someone really loved you? Words alone wouldn’t be enough (although they’re important and have their place). But what would prove it to you most of all would be their actions -- the way they took care of you, the way they sacrificed for you, the way they demonstrated their concern for you and your future. The same is true with God. How do we know God loves us? We know it first of all because He has told us in His Word, the Bible. Repeatedly He tells us, “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3). But we know it most of all because God has demonstrated His love for us, by sending His Son into the world to die for our sins. If you had been the only person on earth who needed to be saved, Christ still would have given His life for you. He loves you that much! By faith accept His love, by asking Christ to come into your life.
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Race: Ford 400 Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway When: Sunday, 2:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ABC 2008 winner: Carl Edwards (right)
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Chase drivers following the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (driver, points behind the leader, finishing position at Phoenix, comment) 1. Jimmie Johnson (finished first) He bounced back from a crash at Texas that left him 38th to score the maximum 195 points at Phoenix (by winning and leading the most laps) and now needs to finish just 25th in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to secure his record fourth-straight Cup title. 2. Mark Martin -108 (finished fourth) In most years, his average finish in Chase races of 8.33 would be good enough to take the title, but Jimmie Johnson’s average finish of seventh has Martin looking at a fifth career runner-up finish in the standings. 3. Jeff Gordon -169 (finished ninth) When Jimmie Johnson takes the green flag at Homestead, Gordon will be out of the championship race as one driver can make up only 161 points once a race starts. But winning at Homestead, where he’s never won, would be a good way to end the season. Photos by NASCAR
Jimmie Johnson celebrates after winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Sunday in Phoenix.
Doing it differently With history within reach, peers ponder Johnson’s legacy t didn’t take long for Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 crew to put to rest any talk of a thrilling points race. At Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, Johnson and his crew bounced back in a big way from their crash the previous week at Texas Motor Speedway, a crash that narrowed the gap to just 73 points between him and second-place Mark Martin with two races to go. After the points were tallied at Phoenix, Johnson had earned the maximum of 195 by winning and leading the most laps, leaving Martin, who finished fourth, with 108 to make up in one try — in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’s a long shot at best. Johnson needs to finish just 25th, no matter what Martin does, to become the first NASCAR driver ever to win four straight Cup titles. Not surprisingly, the focus is turning toward determining what Johnson’s place in NASCAR history will be. No matter where Johnson ends up in the alltime annals, race fans now are witnessing one of the greatest runs ever in auto racing. But as has been the case with other great performances in the past, some naysayers point out that Johnson has lots in his favor. He drives for a powerful team, Hendrick Motorsports, and is working with Chad Knaus, the most successful crew chief in the sport. Veteran Jeff Burton, who finished second at Phoenix, said it may be some time before Johnson gets full credit for what he’s accomplishing. But he indicated that he thought Johnson should rank somewhere up high in the ranking of alltime greats, near Jeff Gordon and the late Dale Earnhardt among others. “I don’t think your generation ever gives you the credit you deserve,” Burton said. “I think the next generation will give Jimmie the credit he deserves. “He does it differently than [Dale]
Earnhardt did it. Earnhardt did it real aggressively. It was just different. Jimmie does it real smooth,” he said. “It’s hard for me to compare drivers, especially one that I’m still racing against, but I don’t think that there’s any way you can dismiss his ability... It would be hard not to put him up near the top of the list.” Third-finishing Denny Hamlin said that when Johnson and his team have a bad finish, it’s often not due to a failing on their part. “Any time that Jimmie is down is not usually because of performance, it’s usually because of an incident like [the wreck at Texas where he was run into by Sam Hornish Jr.],” Hamlin said. Mark Martin, who appears destined to finish second in the standings for the fifth time in his career, said the performance in recent years by Johnson and the No. 48 team will eventually be recognized as one of the great feats in NASCAR, right up there with the seven championships won by Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.
“I think when you look back on it, it will,” he said. “I think everyone has it tempered some. I don’t think that they really realize that they’re getting their brains beat in by that group like they really are in today’s age. I think when we get down 10, 20 years down the road and look back, people will realize what an incredible feat that they have achieved.” And Martin predicts there’s much more to come. “Golly, who would expect that to discontinue anytime soon based on what you see,” he said. “Incredible, incredible stuff that they’re doing and have done. So I wouldn’t expect them to be done at the end of ’09.” Johnson said he’s proud to hear that a driver of Martin’s stature is saying such nice things about him. “Any time Mark passes out a compliment, it’s not often, and you’ve really got to take a lot of pride in the fact he’s passing you a compliment,” he said, adding that even if the fans and some members of the media don’t truly appreciate what he’s done, those on the inside of the sport do. “What means the most to me is in the garage area, [and] I know I’m respected by everybody,” he said. And he expects that over time the fans will come to see what he’s done. “If it’s a slow phase from the fans, maybe in a position of not being respected for what I’ve accomplished, it will show up in due time,” he said. “Everything runs its course. With winning races, the fact we’ve won three championships, that stuff is just proving what I’m made of, what the team’s made of, who we are, what we’re about. “In time, we’ll have our day in the sun. Nothing has come easy for me my entire life. I don’t expect the fan appeal, some of this perception stuff to come easy,” Johnson said. “I’ve always had to earn it. Here I am another year grinding it out and trying to earn it.”
4. Kurt Busch -211 (finished sixth) A strong run and solid finish weren’t enough to keep him from being mathematically eliminated from the title hunt. Still, it’s been a good Chase with only two finishes outside the top 11. 5. Tony Stewart -285 (finished 25th) The points leader at the end of the 26race regular season now has gone five straight races without a top-five finish, and his prospects for Homestead don’t look too promising. He has just one top-five finish since the track was reconfigured in 2003.
6. Juan Pablo Montoya -289 (finished eighth) Like the points leader, he bounced back from his Texas troubles (he was 37th) to post his best-ever finish at the one-mile oval in the desert. 7. Greg Biffle -321 (finished 14th) If history is any indication, he has a good chance of ending the season on a high note with a win at Homestead as he’s won three times there in six career starts. 8. Denny Hamlin -352 (finished third) When he doesn’t have mechanical problems or crash, he’s been super strong in the Chase with a win, two runner-up runs, a third- and a fifth-place finish. He has two third-place finishes at Homestead in four career starts. 9. Ryan Newman -411 (finished 20th) Miscues on pit road, including errors at Phoenix, have hindered his efforts throughout the Chase. “No question we were in good shape early and looked like we had the muscle to eventually run with the leaders,” Newman said after Phoenix. “But then a chain of problems, stemming from pit road issues, took our momentum away.” 10. Kasey Kahne -476 (finished 15th) Four finishes of 32nd or worse spoiled an otherwise strong Chase performance by the driver of the top-performing car at Richard Petty Motorsports. 11. Carl Edwards -520 (finished 16th) In one of the biggest disappointments of the season, last year’s leading race winner with nine victories is winless this year with not a single top-five finish in the nine Chase races to date. He’s 44 points behind Kahne in the race to be the final driver honored at the awards banquet. 12. Brian Vickers -666 (finished 38th) A crash at Phoenix means that the driver who finished 12th or better nine straight times leading up to the Chase has a best Chase finish of 11th (at New Hampshire and Martinsville), and he’s destined to miss the top 10 in the final standings as 10th place Kahne is 190 points ahead of him.
Outspoken Hamlin seeks respect, on and off the track Denny Hamlin, who turns 29 this week, is acting more like 39 in many ways this season. From the standpoint of working with the media, he’s become one of the more approachable and cooperative of the Cup drivers. Earlier in the year at Talladega Superspeedway, he stayed late after most of his peers left to discuss with reporters his failings at his home track of Richmond International Raceway, where he went on to win later in the year. And during a tire test at Atlanta Motor Speedway, several drivers on hand declined to meet with the media during the noon-time break, but Hamlin — along with Kurt Busch — volunteered his time. Hamlin wound up staying until it was time to resume the test. At Phoenix last week, Hamlin discussed his thoughts about the recent race at Talladega Superspeedway, a race many fans — and apparently drivers too — found to be boring for long stretches at a time. He said he let his fans know through Twitter just how he felt. And in the process he learned a lot about what fans were thinking. Some might interpret his comments as those of a poor loser, but Hamlin says he’s just having dialogue with fans about a subject important to them. “You don’t really get a good idea or feel for what the fans think until you sit through several thousand people that have responses [about] what they think about a race or how it goes or what have you,” he said. “I think those fans deserve to be heard… They weren’t
Denny Hamlin is in eighth place in the Cup standings following Phoenix. happy. As much as you can try to brush it under the table, they didn’t like what happened at Talladega by any means. So I was just kind of agreeing with them.” He said that’s not the case with many of his peers. “A lot of people kind of agree with NASCAR just because they don’t want to get in trouble with NASCAR, but the truth is the truth and that’s about it,” he said. “What’s got to be done, nobody knows yet, but something does, and I think everyone is starting to recognize that the fans are speaking out and I’m just agreeing with them.” Hamlin also claimed that Jeff Gordon successfully lobbied NASCAR to limit push drafting in the turns, not so much for safety reasons, but for competitive reasons.
“[Gordon] made comments that his car didn’t push well so ultimately he’s going to lobby to NASCAR saying we don’t need to push,” Hamlin said. “Why? Because his car doesn’t push well. [Pushing] is an advantage that I feel like I’ve gained over the last couple of years, and I just kind of had it taken away basically right before the race.” He said he’d like to see NASCAR officials seeking his opinion in the future, and he said he does bring things to their attention on occasion. But he indicated that his comments don’t often carry a lot of weight. “You get the feeling sometimes walking in the room, it’s just like, ‘Alright, what do you got to say? Okay,’” he said. “And I feel like they’re just maybe a little bit more responsive to other guys.” He acknowledged that the best way to get more influence is to build his credentials, especially on the track. “Win more races, championships, things like that,” he said. “Ultimately, credibility goes along with on-track performance and respect of your competitors… But Hamlin said the sport’s decision-makers need to hear from the younger set too. “You need to look at the guys that are going to be in the sport for the next 10 to 15 years and maybe their opinion should also be just as important,” he said. “I agree with respect to the elders in that sense, but also let’s get the opinions of the guys that are going to have to drive these cars for years and years to come.”
BY THE NUMBERS
Bonus points earned this season in the Nationwide Series by Kyle Busch, who will take the series championship simply by starting Saturday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (runner-up Carl Edwards has 135 bonus points)
Points separating Camping World Truck Series owner Delana Harvick (below), whose driver Ron Hornaday Jr. has already clinched the driving title, and Billy Ballew, who is second with one race left to run
Top-five finishes in the past nine Sprint Cup races by Kyle Busch, who missed the cut for the Chase despite winning four races in the 26-race regular season
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3 Family Yard Sale Sat. 812 Wilson Rd. (Mid State Mobile Home) Full size matMOVINGSALE 3 Family Yard Sale . Sat. 7- tress set, clothes, womens & Saturday until. 1625 South Plank Rd boys shoes, new & used 8am - 1pm (between Steel Bridge Rd & purses, jewelry, home interi- 2303 Woodland Avenue 42 West) Toys for boys age or pictures & toys. Corner Woodland & Globe 6-10, Transformers, remoteHH Items, Clothes, control items, BB gun, set of 7am - 12pm, Sat., 2102 N Toys, and Furniture Shoreline Dr., Carbonton 15â€? tires, metal detector, plus size clothes, mini bike. Heights. Enter from Carbonton Rd or Spring Ln. Wom- Multi-Family Yard Sale. 11enâ€™s clothes, large sizes 21-09, 8-12. Kintyre Farm. 12W - 28W; crystal, china, Bikes, Antiques, Dishes, Check out HH items, decorative items, Housewares, Furniture, many items! $1 -$5 Classified Ads Clothes, & More! 281 Buffalo Lake Rd. 87 to East 27 Ask about our to right on Buffalo Lake Rd. YARD SALE SPECIAL Farm on left. Rain or Shine!
?#I#96K:CEDGIHDCH!>C8# E8HJEEDGII:8=C>8>6C J.T. Davenport & Sons, INC. has an immediate opening for a PC Support Technician . This position is responsible for PC hardware maintenance, providing customer palm support; trouble shooting, and the ability to multi-task. The qualified candidate must have or currently enrolled in a two year degree program in PC Networking. As part of the Davenport team, you will receive medical/dental benefits, vacation, holiday, sick pay, participation in a company matched 401(k) plan and much more! We are accepting applications at our corporate office and at the Employment Security Commission in your area or mail resume to: J.T. Davenport & Sons, Inc. Attention: Human Resource Department 1144 Broadway Road, Sanford, NC 27332-9793 Fax Resume to: 919-774-3482 EOE
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Yard/Inside Sale Fri & Sat 9am - 5pm 3640 SpringHill Church Rd off Old 421 in Mamers HH Items, Shop & Workshop Tools, Auto Parts, Dining Table w/Benches, China Cabinet,, Antique Wine Cabinet, Tanning Bed Much, Much, More !!!
200 Transportation 240 Cars - General 2005 Grand Caravan SXT. AC, pwr wnds, locks, doors, liftgate, 6-disc cd/dvd video sys, plus more! $9500 neg. Call: 919-775-3734
Yard Sale Sat. Nov. 21st. 7-12 4238 Deep River Rd Coca Cola bric-brac, plus size clothes, & toys!
2008 Mustang V6 Auto Fully Loaded Asking $16,400 258-0380
Yard Sale - Sat 8am - Until 133 Elsie Lamm Road Baby Clothes, Baby Items, Maternity & Women Clothes, HH Items, ETC.
97 Nissan Manual Drive Heat/AC , Runs Good $1,500 499-7199
Big 5 Family Yard Sale Sat 7am - Until 675 Henley Road Huge Amount of Extremely Yard Sale 8am - Until Nice Baby & Toddler 5629 Ponderosa Road Clothes & Baby Items, Sanford, Aprox 1 Mile Adult Clothes, and Many from Olivia. Call 770-6691 HH Items, Too Much To List. To Much To List Estate Sale: Carolina Trace Mon- Sat 8am - 2pm Call for Directions 499-9803/499-3429 138 Holly Lane
Yard Sale Sat. 8am - 12 pm Kids Gator, Satellite Radio, Toys, HH Items, Clothes, White Wooden Twin Bed, Kids Bedding, & lots more. 3109 WINDMERE DRIVE WEST LANDING
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Full-Time Professional Groomer Position Available Immediately at Myres Animal Hospital. Experience A Must! Call: 775-2258 Truck Driver Position This End Up Furniture Co., Inc. This End Up is currently seeking an experienced truck driver to assist with the delivery and installation of furniture to contract and retail customers. Good communication skills are necessary as this person serves as the company representative to retail and contract customers. Must have a good driving record and be licensed to operate a truck, with a minimum of 2 years experience.
Key Responsibilities include: Assist Shipping/Packing 300 with the loading of the truck Businesses/Services Follow mapped directions to drive to delivery location(s) 320 Deliver furniture to Child Care destination Installation of furniture as Angelaâ€™s Angels Child determined by order Development Center Interact with customers to 1112 Woodland Ave. ensure delivery is accurate 1 & 2 Year Old Openings and delivery/installation is Military Funding Available satisfactory Call or visit Angela Maintain logs of travel and 774-4023. cargo according to federal www.angelasangelscdc. and state regulations com Oversee installation crew if needed Looking to watch kids in my home. Infants to 12 years. Please reference this ad Will keep 2nd shift. Amanda - (919)356-8811 when you mail your resume or apply in person at: This End Up Furniture Co. 500 N. 7th St. 340 Sanford, NC 27330
420 Help Wanted General Experienced Telephone plow crew forman. CDO required. For more information: 919-708-7272
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425 Help Wanted Child Care
Hampton Inn is now hiring for the following Part-time Franâ€™s Day Care is lookPosition: Experienced ing for someone to work FT Night Auditor. with Credentials. No phone 12am-8am. calls. Accepting applicaExperience Only. tions at 906 South 3rd St Apply in person at 1904 S. Horner Blvd. EOE. 455 Movie Extras to stand in the backgrounds of a major film production. All looks needed. Earn up to $150/day. Experience not required. Call 877-577-2952.
99 MERCURY SABLE Clean $3995