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Post office closing,
MEGHANN EVANS Walton said it was for “business and eco-
STAFF REPORTER nomic reasons.” He said since the propri-
etor was retiring, the postal service would
Residents of White Plains have fought not re-bid the location.
to keep their community post office open “It wasn’t cost effective,” Walton re-
many times before, but unless officials marked. “We were losing money at that lo-
quickly change their minds, this time the cation ... It’s a tough economy.”
post office may close for good. Nancy Haynes with the Mount Airy
The White Plains Post Office, located Post Office said, “The contract is up with
beside the Shell gas station off of Old the person that has been running it. There
Highway 601, is slated to close on Sept. were a whole lot of complications.”
30. That is the day that Postmaster Brenda Residents say letters were sent out to
Dollyhigh’s contract to run the facility those with post office boxes at the White
ends. Because it is a community office in- Plains location that stated that Dollyhigh
stead of a regular post office, the White wanted to retire. But Dollyhigh says that’s
Plains office is run on a contract basis. not the case.
Carl Walton, a media relations special- Dollyhigh said due to a mix-up with the
ist with the USPS office in Greensboro, IRS, she has faced tough financial straits.
explained that the contract post office was And the $14,900 yearly income for run-
established years ago to serve residents in ning the post office does not go very far,
an underserved area. There has been a post especially when she has to pay rent and
office in White Plains since the 1880s, res- utilities out of that payment. She keeps the MEGHANN EVANS/THE NEWS
idents said. office running Monday through Saturday, Martha Cassell, right, buys stamps from Postmaster Brenda Dollyhigh at the
As for the closing of the post office, See POST, page 2 White Plains Post Office.
A fire Wednesday that heavily
damaged a house in the Oak Grove
community, and required the res-
cue of a man from a roof, has been
Authorities believe the blaze at
the home of Rick Swoat in the 200
block of Nonnie Road originated
from an overloaded electrical out-
MORGAN WALL/THE NEWS let.
Children at Magical Moments Learning Academy participated in a St. Jude Trike-A-Thon recently. Picture from left are, front row, “That’s what’s it appeared to
be,” Earl Mounce, an investigator
Forrest Gallimore, Fletcher Gallimore, Nathan Rawley and Max Gough, back row, Connie Griffith, Ashton Speight, Ddrick Doughen-
with the Surry County Fire Mar-
bough, Nyia Smith, Brycen Crouse, Cameron France and Olivia Welch. Not pictured are Tristan Lineback and Ryver Lipot. shal’s Office, said Sunday.
Members of the Pine Ridge
Triking for a cure Volunteer Fire Department re-
sponded to the blaze Wednesday
afternoon and found Swoat
MORGAN WALL trapped on the roof of a porch.
STAFF REPORTER After flames began to engulf
the attic area of the house, the resi-
After a week of learning about bicycle safety and St. Jude Chil- dent apparently went upstairs to
dren’s Research Hospital, children at Magical Moments Learning investigate, was overcome by
Academy took to the pavement in a Trike-A-Thon.
The Trike-A-Thon is first and foremost a fundraiser for St. smoke and then exited from an up-
Jude as the research hospital continues to try to find cures and stairs window onto the roof, a fire
save children with cancer and other childhood diseases. The hos- department official has said.
pital does not ask its patients to pay for any treatment not covered A ladder was used to get Swoat
by insurance so raising money is essential to its continued exis- down.
tence. The fire burned much of the up-
Children at Magical Moments asked friends and family mem- stairs of the house, located off Oak
bers to sponsor them as they rode laps around the parking lot on Grove Church Road, with the
their trikes or bikes Friday morning. The idea of participating
came from Connie Griffith and Sharon Anthony. Griffith has done downstairs portion receiving ex-
the program with other centers but not with Magical Moments. tensive smoke and water damage.
MORGAN WALL/THE NEWS It was thought to be a total loss.
“We want for the kids to be aware of St. Jude and the programs
it offers to kids who are sick. It also teaches them bicycle safety,” Connie Griffith gives Ashton Speight a push as Brycen Crouse No injuries resulted from the
See CURE, page 3 rides by at Magical Moments Learning Academy. incident.
Health department, hospital
urging ‘early’ flu shots
TOM JOYCE with an anticipated huge each week from 8:15 to
STAFF REPORTER demand. 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30
“They shipped them ear- p.m. Recipients are asked
The calendar says Sep- ly, so we started giving to bring government health
tember and the warmth of them early,” Surry health coverage or insurance
summer is still evident — department spokesman cards they might have.
but it’s not too early for a Thomas Williams said Sat- Normally, the flu-vac-
flu shot, according to local urday. “We started it Thurs- cine campaign doesn’t start
health officials. day.” until fall, but officials of
Both Surry County This year’s demand is Northern Hospital of Surry
Health and Nutrition Cen- expected to result mainly County say the date the flu
ter and Northern Hospital from a recommendation in season begins is hard to
of Surry County are urging February by the U.S. Cen- predict and can vary from
people to get immunized, ters for Disease Control season to season.
in the wake of last year’s and Prevention that every- “Actually this year,
swine flu outbreak and a one older than 6 months be there have already been
shortage of seasonal flu vaccinated this flu season. two confirmed cases down
vaccine. “We’ve got it and we’re toward Durham County,”
In response to last ready to start giving it out,” Williams said.
year’s situation, federal Williams added of the flu Northern Hospital began
health officials have vaccine now being offered giving flu vaccines to its
SUBMITTED PHOTO launched their vaccination at the Surry County Health employees and volunteers
Dr. Jason Edsall, a Northern Hospital Emergency Department physician, rolls up campaign earlier than usu- and Nutrition Center’s clin- See FLU, page 2
al, issuing doses of in- ic in Dobson at a cost of
his sleeve Friday to be the first person Kitty Horton, RN, director of infection pre- fluenza vaccine ahead of $25. Shots are available on
vention at the hospital, administers the flu vaccine to there. schedule in order to deal Monday through Friday of
2 Monday, September 13,2010 The Mount Airy News, Mount Airy, N.C. www.mtairynews.com
POST: street each day. And she is also
upset about no longer being able
to use a White Plains address.
Only those with P.O. boxes have
Continued from page 1 the White Plains address.
Cassell said, “We lose our
8:30 a.m. to noon, then from 2 to identity.”
5 p.m. Residents also say it’s incon-
Due to the financial bind she venient to drive to downtown
has been in, Dollyhigh found out Mount Airy every day to get their
a few months ago that her bond mail if they don’t feel safe put-
was canceled. She did not ask to ting a mailbox on the curvy
or want to retire. And even when White Plains roads. It also feels
she knew they wouldn’t let her like a loss of a community gath-
keep the post office going, she ering place, some have said.
gave the postal service the names
of a few people she thought “A trip to the post office
might be interested in taking over means more than just picking up
the office. the mail,” said Martin. “It means
White Plains resident Glenda saying hello to your neighbors
Robbins said, “I really resent the and checking on local happen-
fact that they said she wants to re- ings.”
tire ... How can they say that as MEGHANN EVANS/THE NEWS Martin and her husband
federal employees and get away White Plains residents Peggy V. Brintle, Agnes Chilton and Martha Cassell, from left, chat at the moved to the area from West Vir-
with it?” White Plains Post Office. ginia, and after renting a box at
Dollyhigh said, “I told them I the White Plains Post Office, they
didn’t want them to close the of- about going to state officials to “What they are doing is spectable people, both young and knew they were in the right place.
fice.” request that a permanent post of- wrong, absolutely wrong,” said old. There has been a post office “We felt as if we had been
Cindy Martin said, “Brenda fice be placed in White Plains Horton. in White Plains over 100 years, welcomed with open arms to this
Dollyhigh, the postmaster, is with an official zip code. “I think it’s important for us to and it has been one of our com- community,” said Martin. “We
kind, caring, efficient, and a light “I don’t know that we can do maintain that post office,” said munity identifications.” were home.”
to the people of White Plains. She it, but we can’t know unless we Gary York. “Everyone’s not In- Martha Cassell has been using
try,” said Gary York. ternet today. There’s still hard a White Plains P.O. box for 50 Residents pray it’s not too late
does more than manage the mail, to save the post office.
she cares about her customers James Horton also helped Tom copy mail coming in and out.” years. She has seen the number of
and always greets them with a York fight to keep the post office The day she heard about the people using it grow over the past Cassell said, “We’re hoping
smile.” open. He said they figured out post office closing, Peggy V. several years. that we could possibly turn it
This is not the first time the how much it would cost the Brintle went home and drew up a “I just can’t see the reason for around. This is more than just a
post office has faced the threat of USPS to start delivering mail to petition. In a little less than a closing it,” she said. post office ... This is a gathering
closure. In the past, Tom York more than 100 new mailboxes if month she collected more than Now she will have to put up a place for people in the communi-
was instrumental in fighting to the post office closed, and he said 400 signatures. She mailed the mailbox across a curvy road in ty.”
keep the post office in White it was triple what was being paid petition to a state representative. front of her house. She’s worried Contact Meghann Evans at
Plains. He died in 2008 and now at that time to keep the post office Brintle said, “White Plains is a about facing the danger of getting firstname.lastname@example.org or
his son, Gary York, is thinking open. small community of many re- hit by a car when crossing the 719-1952.
BOTTOMLEY’S FLU: both the seasonal flu and
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for Frazier Fir Christmas trees in the Grayson County area. Will offer
top dollar for land leased in this area. on Friday and had adminis- also have begun administer- cations, officials say. to stay home from work or
We are also leasing land in this area for the purpose of planting and ing the flu vaccine at their “Even if you are school to avoid spreading
growing White Pine trees for tipping rights. Later the land owner has
tered more than 100 by the stores earlier than usual. healthy, it is important to the flu to others.
trees for timber. end of the day. get the flu vaccine every Hospital officials are ad-
We have many land lease options available for land owners with The flu vaccine now Hospital Concerns year,” according to a state- vising local residents to
a sincere interest in earning more money from this land now and
in the future. available protects against Flu activity most com- ment issued by the hospital. visit the Centers for Dis-
Also, Interested in Purchasing the main flu strains that re- monly peaks in the U.S. in “You could be at risk of ease Control and Preven-
Any Trees Already Planted! search indicates will cause
336-657-3347 • 657-3161 January or February, but getting the flu and passing tion Web site at
or 1-800-504-3347 the most illness during the can occur as late as May, it to others.” www.cdc.gov/flu for addi-
5071 GLAD VALLEY ROAD • ENNICE, NC flu season. Williams said based on information is- In addition to being vac- tional information about
Mitchell: 336-200-2008; Blan: 336-200-2009
the same vaccine covers sued by Northern Hospital, cinated, the hospital recom- the flu or vaccines.
Dustin Grey Goad, 21, Road, was arrested on a pro- Two Pilot Mountain
of 188 Cherokee Trail, is bation violation Thursday residents, Jonathan Adam
facing several violations as by police investigating an McMillian and Justin Neil
a result of a traffic-stop in- intoxicated-person call in Sydenstricker, were assault-
vestigation Thursday. Goad, the parking lot of Hospital ed last Monday on Granite
a passenger in a vehicle Pharmacy on Worth Street. Road near Linville Road by
pulled over in the Surry Atkins was discovered to unknown individuals who
Plaza parking lot on West have allegedly violated struck them with their fists
Pine Street, was found to be terms of electronic proba- and kicked them, causing
wanted on outstanding war- tion and was confined in the minor injuries. However,
rants for larceny and injury Surry County Jail in lieu of the victims declined to pur-
to personal property issued a $10,000 secured bond. sue prosecution and the case
earlier in the month, with Alicia Ann Crockett, was closed.
Shannon Marie Graves of 21, of 341 Franklin St., was James Donald Hop-
East Pine Street as the com- cited for shoplifting/con- kins II, 33, of 502 Kyle St.,
plainant. cealment Wednesday at was arrested on several vio-
He also was cited for Wal-Mart. Crockett alleged- lations last Monday in con-
misdemeanor possession of ly attempted to take DVDs nection with a hit-and-run
Schedule II and Schedule and video games valued at accident in the city. After
III substances during the about $90 and is to appear officers located him at his
traffic stop, identified as in Surry District Court on home, Hopkins admitted to
Oxycodone and another Oct. 29. being the driver of a Ford F-
drug. Goad is scheduled to Jason Alexander 350 pickup that was in-
appear in Surry District Austin, 29, of 799 W. volved in the incident, ac-
Court on Oct. 8. Lebanon St., was arrested cording to police records. In
The larceny of a bicy- Wednesday on an outstand- addition to hit and run, he is
cle was reported Thursday ing warrant for larceny by accused of driving while
at the residence of Steven police who were investigat- impaired, driving with li-
Tyler Jones on Hadley ing a theft incident at his cense revoked, reckless
Street. The green and silver home. Austin was confined driving and failing to secure
Huffy bike, valued at $120, in the Surry County Jail un- a load. Hopkins was held
was stolen from a porch. der a $500 secured bond under a $500 secured bond
Jackie Gray Atkins, and is to be in District Court and is to be in court on Nov.
63, of 1421 Fancy Gap on Oct. 8. 9.
Hamm, 29, of 1253
Brooklen Ave., was arrested
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Hamm was confined in the
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Cameron. Full military in-law Linda and Ralph Luke Carson Woods; a challenges, Mr. Wright Lawson, the Rev. Tony
rites will be conducted Shinault, Jackie Smith, brother Walter Wilson continued on with his Holder and Mr. Randy
immediately following Rita Kay Morris and of Mount Airy. In addi- education at St. An- McCollum. Burial will
the service by VFW Debra Smith all of tion to his parents, Mr. drews Presbyterian Col- follow in Ladonia Bap-
memorial honor guard Mount Airy; one broth- Wilson was preceded in lege in Laurinburg, tist Church Cemetery.
post 2019 of Mount er and sister-in-law death by a sister Nellie graduating with honors The family will receive
Airy and post 9436 of Kermit and Norma Wilson and a grand- and a BS in business friends, Monday, Sept.
Pilot Mountain. The Smith of Pilot Mountain daughter Alexandra administration. Mr. 13, 2010, from 6 to 8
family will receive and a special friend An- Lawson. Funeral servic- Wright was an intelli- p.m. at Moody Funeral
friends Monday from 6 nette Bowman of es will be conducted at gent, loving, positive Home in Mount Airy.
to 8 p.m. at Moody Fu- Mount Airy. A memori- 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. young man who was an The family will accept
neral Home in Mount al service will be held 14, 2010, at Moody Fu- inspiration to all who flowers or ask that me-
Airy and again at the Tuesday Sept. 14, 2010, neral Home by the Rev. knew him. He is sur- morials be made to
church from 10 a.m. un- at 6 p.m. at the Peoples Ricky Martin. Burial vived by his father and Aliyah Grace Sizemore
til the time of the serv- Church with services will follow in the special friend, Gray scholarship fund c/o
BRIGHTBILL ice. In lieu of flowers, conducted by the Rev. Woodville Baptist Wright and Maureen Jean C. Wright, 210
the family requests me- Eugene Brinkley and Church Cemetery. The Carville of Mount Airy; Graceland Lane, Mount
MOUNT AIRY — Mr. morials be made to the Rev. Jeff Wall. The family will receive Airy, NC 27030. The
Darwin E. Brightbill Jr., his mother, Susie Hayes
Salem United family will have a visi- friends Tuesday, from Wright of Lowgap; lov- family would like to ex-
63, of Mount Airy Methodist Church, 124 tation Tuesday night 10 a.m. until time of the press their appreciation
passed away unexpect- ing grandmothers, Nan-
Myers Dr., Mount Airy, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the service. Online condo- cy Jones Hayes of to Dr. Molnar and 10
edly Saturday, Sept. 11, NC 27030 or Mountain church. Moody Funeral lences may be made at North Tower at Wake
2010. Mr. Brightbill Mount Airy, Jean C.
Valley Hospice and Pal- services will be assist- www.moodyfuneralser- Wright and fiancé Forest Baptist Medical
was born on June 9, liative Care, 401 Tech- ing the Gwyn Family. vices.com. Center, Winston Salem;
1947, in Wayne County, Robert P. “R.P.” Hawks
nology Lane, Suite 200, Online condolences of Mount Airy; loving a special caregiver of 14
Mich., to the late Dar- Mount Airy, NC 27030. may be made at years, Donnie Riggs of
win E Brightbill, Sr. and sister Amanda Sue
Online condolences www.moodyfuneralser- Wright and her fiancé, Mount Airy and Surry
Mary Cullom Bright- may be made at vices.com. County Home Health
bill. He served in the David Sizemore; a very
www.moodyfuneralser- special niece, Aliyah for the wonderful care.
U.S. Navy and retired vices.com. WILSON Online condolences
from Lucent Technolo- Grace Sizemore all of
Lowgap; his fiancée may be made at
gies. He currently was MOUNT AIRY — Mr.
GWYN J. Grady Wilson, 80, of April Cain and her won- www.moodyfuneralser-
employed with Moun- vices.com.
tain Valley Hospice and MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Mount Airy, passed derful children, Alexis
Palliative Care as a Frances Jane Smith away Sunday, Sept. 12, and Nick Cain all of
CNA II. He is survived Gwyn, 64, of Pine Ter- 2010, at his home sur- Mount Airy; aunts and
uncles, Karen Hayes LOCAL
by a daughter and son- race Apt., Mount Airy, rounded by his family.
in-law, Elizabeth and passed away Saturday He was born April 18, Bowlin of Winston-
Salem, Sheila and Larry BRIGHTBILL, Mr.
Frank Kurta; grandsons, Sept. 11, 2010, at her 1930, in Patrick County Darwin E. Jr., 63, of
Joseph and Nicholas home. Mrs. Gwyn was to the late Jessie Frank Ramey and Diane and
Danny Ramey all of Mount Airy.
Kurta all of Grosse born Aug. 22,1946, in and Early Frances
Pointe Park, Mich.; his Surry County to the late Bouldin Wilson. He Lowgap; George Hayes
of Lowgap; several GWYN, Mrs.
former wife Nancy Eugene and Etta was a veteran of the WRIGHT Frances Jane Smith, 64,
Brightbill and their Frances Niten Smith, U.S. Army having cousins and lots of
friends and his dog, of Mount Airy.
grandson, Ryan of she was employed in served during the Kore- MOUNT AIRY — Mr.
Mount Airy; five step the Hosiery Industry, an conflict. He was re- Alan Gray Wright, 33, Taz. Mr. Wright was
preceded in death by his WILSON, Mr. J.
daughters, Charlotte, she was a homemaker tired from Champion of Mount Airy left on Grady, 80, of Mount
Delores, Sharon, and member of the Peo- Industries, and was a his heavenly flight to be grandfathers, George Airy.
Melanie and Vicki; nine ples Church. Surviving member of Woodville with his Lord and Sav- Wayne Hayes and Tran-
step-grandchildren and are two daughters and a Baptist Church. Mr. iour, Jesus Christ Satur- son “T.G.” Wright, a WRIGHT, Mr. Alan
six step great-grandchil- son-in-law Carol Marie Wilson is survived by day, Sept. 11, 2010. Mr. first cousin, Gerald Gray, 33, of Mount Airy.
dren. In addition to his Gwyn of Mount Airy his wife Sally Mae Pack Wright was born in Douglas Bowlin. Funer-
parents, Mr. Brightbill and Sandy Gail and Wilson of the home; a Forsyth County on Dec. al services will be con-
21, 1976, to Gray AREA
was preceded in death Scott Taylor of Cana; daughter and son-in-law ducted at 2 p.m. Tues-
by two brothers, one son Richard Eugene Susan and Jay Lawson Wright and Susie Hayes day, Sept., 14, 2010, at
Wright. Mr. Wright GOINS, Mr. Frank,
Thomas and Wesley Gwyn of Mount Airy; of Pilot Mountain; a son Moody Funeral Home 94, of Winston-Salem,
Brightbill. Funeral serv- three grandchildren De- Donnie Wilson of graduated from North Chapel in Mount Airy
Surry High School in husband of Ruth Goins.
ices will be conducted von Alexander Gwyn Mount Airy; three by the Rev. Sammy
at 11 a.m. Tuesday, and Thomas Austin grandchildren Kimberly 1995 with honors and
Sept. 14, 2010, Salem Hollingsworth both of Wilson of Mount Airy, was member of Who’s
United Methodist Mount Airy and Steven Stacey Lawson and D.J. Who among American
High School Students.
The Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program
Church by the Rev. Prescott Taylor of Cana; Lawson of Pilot. Moun- awards $26,000.00 scholarships to 500 of NC’s best and brightest
Dennis “Bud” four sisters and brother- tain; a great grandchild Even with his physical
graduating high school students each year at one of eighteen
colleges and universities. The scholarship provides an enriched
preparation program which helps them become highly qualified
MORGAN WALL/THE NEWS
teachers. 2010-11 applications will be available online from
Max Gough rides his bicy- August 13th through October 15th!
cle during a Trike-A-Thon
at Magical Moments For more information visit
Learning Academy. www.teachingfellows.org
CURE: dren about St. Jude was
tricky for Griffith because
she wanted them to know
what they were riding for
event. Every dollar helps
the cause as medical costs
can add up. According to
information supplied to
Continued from page 1 without overwhelming parents by St. Jude, a com-
them with information. Of- plete blood count test costs
ficer Ray Ardner and the $55, a single-view chest X-
she said. “St. Jude treats Mount Airy Police Depart- ray costs $136, a spinal tap
children with illnesses so ment donated helmets for costs $274, physical thera-
the children are riding for a all of the children to wear py costs $360 per hour and
purpose. We wanted to get when riding their bicycles one day of oxygen treat-
them involved in the com- or tricycles. The McDon- ment costs $435.
munity.” alds on Hwy. 601 and In- The top fundraisers
In the week leading up dustrial Fire and Safety, were Max Gough, Nathan
to Friday morning’s ride, Inc. helped set up the Rawley and Forrest and
the children watched a course with cones and bal- Fletcher Gallimore.
video about bicycle safety loons. Contact Morgan Wall at
every day, colored in a Griffith set a goal of email@example.com or
“Let’s Get Ready for Trike- raising $250 during the 719-1929.
A-Thon” coloring book
and listened to stories in-
troducing them to St. Jude.
“We talked all week
about St. Jude. We read
them a story each day and
watched a video showing
children riding their trikes
in a trike-a-thon,” said
Griffith. “I also talked to
them about what do you do
when you go to the doctor
and how sometimes when
they’re sick the doctor can
give them some medicine
and they get better. But I
also told them sometimes
kids don’t get better even
when they’re taking medi-
Talking to young chil-
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SURRY COUNTY’S OLDEST NEWSPAPER
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The Mount Airy News
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Editorial If election day were today
If today were Election peals court right- escence of Presi- North Carolina legislature.
From the Winston-Salem Journal: Day, it would be a disaster ward. dent Bush but Nationally, recent generic
State tax reform needed for the Democrats.
The Republican Party
would retake control of the
news for De-
mocrats is that
are now strongly
polling for Congress show
Republican margins of be-
tween seven and 13 points,
Gov. Bev Perdue says she may not support extension of U.S. House of Representa- today is not Congress. with the likely-voter sam-
a temporary 1-cent sales tax that will expire next July. tives, with seats to spare, Election Day. Here in North ples yielding results on the
Such a stand on her part might just be what's needed to fi- including the 8th District With eight Carolina, De- upper end of that spread.
nally get state tax reform moving. here in North Carolina and weeks left until mocrats are If GOP candidates really
When the sales tax expires, the state will lose $1 billion possibly two or three more. the polls close struggling not enjoy these kinds of popu-
in revenue. In addition, if Congress does not renew stimu- In the U.S. Senate, the on November 2, only with the in- lar-vote margins on Elec-
lus money that is now flowing to the state, the shortfall will GOP would win a net gain enough time re- evitable political tion Day, it would be dev-
reach $3.3 billion on July 1. To cover that shortfall with of eight seats, and possibly mains for some damage wrought astating for a Democratic
budget cutting alone would require a 15 percent to 20 per- the two more needed for a of these trends to by a painful re-
cent reduction in state spending — and that would come on Party that enjoyed strong
majority. be arrested, if cession but also wave elections in 2006 and
top of the significant budget cuts of the past two years. Of the 37 gubernatorial not reversed. a series of scan-
How Perdue feels about extending the sales tax may not 2008.
contests this year, Republi- There could be a dals involving But the political pendu-
matter. If Republicans gain control of either house of the cans would win most of massive rebound John Hood current and for-
legislature, as some elections prognosticators expect, then lum never stops. A Repub-
them – keeping the top jobs in employment mer state politi- lican Congress would be a
it is unlikely that a bill extending the tax would ever pass. in California, Texas, Flori- in the October cians. For the
It might be wishful thinking that a budget shortfall of useful foil for President
any size would spur a reluctant legislature into tax reform.
da, and Georgia while pick- jobs report. Dis- Syndicated first time in Obama, just as a Republi-
ing up other big states such asters, interna- decades, Repub- can legislature would be
Legislators have known for 15 years that the North Caroli- as Pennsylvania, Ohio, tional crises, or Columnist licans are com-
na tax system, devised in the depths of the Great Depres- for Gov. Perdue and the
Michigan, and Illinois. The damaging reve- petitive in
sion of the 1930s, is hopelessly out of date. It is a system lations about key fundraising and Newt Gingrich-led Repub-
GOP would also win as lican House was for Presi-
that taxes the transactions of a manufacturing economy, not many as 500 legislative Republican candidates have recruited a strong
the service and information economy of the 21st century. seats across the country, could help change the po- field of candidates for al- dent Clinton in 1995-96.
State legislators have not adapted because too many en- flipping a dozen or more litical subject, dampen most all the competitive The GOP could no longer
trenched interests oppose the kinds of service taxes that chambers from Democratic GOP enthusiasm, and in- races. run against incompetent,
would be part of tax reform. Lawyers, accountants and to Republican – including crease Democratic turnout. The worst news of all corrupt government. It
hairdressers don't want their services taxed. Nor do sellers both houses of the North The bad news for De- for Democrats is that the would have to govern – to
of advertising. Carolina General Assem- mocrats, however, is that disaster scenario for the make tough decisions to
The fact that so much economic activity goes untaxed bly. these possibilities aren’t Democratic Party isn’t bring federal and state
means that the remaining commercial sectors must be The damage would ex- likelihoods. For months, based on wishful thinking spending under control,
overly taxed. It’s not fair, and it’s how North Carolina has tend all the way down the there’s been a massive en- by Republican operatives. and to replace failed mo-
ended up with a 7.75 percent sales tax on most store- ballot here in North Caroli- ergy gap favoring the GOP. Most Democratic pros ad- nopolies and big-govern-
bought goods and even higher taxes on prepared meals. na. If today were Election It seems likely to persist. mit privately that if things ment “reforms” with con-
If service taxes were instituted, the general base sales Day, Republicans would The public dislikes Oba- don’t turn around in the sumer choice and competi-
tax could be lowered. All along, commentators have seen maCare and wants it re- next two months, their loss- tive markets.
that as the order of effect: Institute the service tax, and the wrest as many as a dozen
county commissions from pealed. The public is wor- es would match if not ex- If today were Election
general sales tax can go down. But, if Perdue were to rule ried about the economy, ceed their drubbing in Day, GOP leaders in Wash-
out extension of the 1-cent sales tax, threatening to veto the Democrats, including
Wake County. While offi- distraught about the bur- 1994. ington, Raleigh, and state
any bill involving it, the effect might be reversed. Legisla- capitals across the country
tors would have to go elsewhere looking for revenue to cially nonpartisan, the geoning federal debt, and The preponderance of
races for supreme court and angry at wasteful spending. polling points in that direc- would have to start figuring
avoid drastic cuts. The obvious place would be the billions out how to meet that chal-
in service industry transactions that, unfairly, go untaxed. court of appeals would The public disagrees tion. The Democratic firm
yield mostly conservative with bailouts of banks, in- Public Policy Polling lenge.
Tax reform is needed to stabilize state revenues and to
bring more fairness to the system. The current revenue cri- victors, maintaining the surers, Wall Street firms, showed a 49-41 Republi- Instead, both sides have
sis in state government might be the impetus needed to in- current tilt on the high and automakers – bailouts can edge in its most recent eight more weeks before
stitute the proper reforms. court and shifting the ap- that had at least the acqui- generic ballot test for the crunch time.
Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.
So many things, so little space
Notable Quotes (Andy Rooney is taking the coat rod was some small de- house. There are more
“The great use of life is to spend it for something that the day off. In his absence, jam-packed. You gree, the illusion things arriving to be read
will outlast it.” we are reprinting a classic could take the that ours is still than there are places to put
column originally pub- hanger out from their home, so them. Between books,
— William James lished on March 3, 1985.) under any coat in we don’t throw magazines, catalogues,
It seems as though the there and it out their antique junk mail, real mail, bills,
wouldn’t fall to coats.
Write your representatives rooms we live in are get-
ting smaller, with fewer the floor. I hate
the job of
receipts, bank statements
and newspapers, there isn’t
places to store things, and reason there’s a place left to put some-
Mount Airy Commissioners the things we have to store squeezing anoth- less space in the thing down. Every flat sur-
Mayor Deborah Cochran, P.O. Box 611, 710-0485 are getting bigger and more er coat onto a closet is that face is covered with paper
Steve Yokeley, 132 Greystone Lane, 710-0472; syoke- numerous. Take the coat rod that’s coats are taking with some kind of printing
kitchen, for example. It’s already full. up more room. I on it. I couldn’t read it all
email@example.com The space have a new down
OK for inventors to keep in 10 years if I started this
William Todd Harris, 403 W. Pine St., 719-2098 revolution in the coat and I have a evening, but some of it
inventing gadgets, but
Dean Brown, 380 Folly Farms Road, 789-1979 (home) when are they going to start coat closet can sheepskin coat must be interesting, impor-
Jon Cawley, 508 Country Club Road, 786-7657 inventing some new places be attributed to and a down vest, tant, or vital to my tax re-
to put them? The drip cof- two causes. First, Andy Rooney all three of turn.
Teresa D. Lewis, 538 Montclaire Drive, 371-0344 after you’ve which take up as
Surry County Commissioners feemaker may be handier There are too many
than the old coffee pot but lived in a house much room as items we all own that defy
Chairman Paul M. Johnson, Pilot Mountain, 351-5526 it takes up twice as much for 10 or 15 Syndicated six regular coats. being neatly stored. The
(home); firstname.lastname@example.org room and its all counter years, there are I also own
items of clothing Columnist chief offender, the vacuum
Vice Chairman Jimmy W. Miller, Mt. Airy, 786-6829 (home). space. three raincoats or cleaner, is closely followed
that are fixtures trench coats.
Craig Hunter, Mt. Airy, 789-7515 (home); 786-1356 We now have, on vari- in any closet. by such things as the
ous surfaces in our kitchen, One of them is wheelbarrow, the garden
(business); 786-8398 (fax); email@example.com. You don’t wear them; you more than 20 years old and
a food processor, a toaster just have them. There are the lining is torn but it’s hose in winter, a variety of
Jim Harrell Jr., 835-4636 (home); 835-3337 (business); oven, a juice squeezer, an shovels and rakes, mops,
coats in our closet that may still good enough for Satur-
835-1241 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org electric can opener, a small have been there before day mornings at the gro- brooms and brushes. Two
Bill Hamlin, Dobson, 374-3318 (home); hamlinb@hot- television set and a radio. Columbus asked Isabella buckets, several dozen clay
mail.com. Note that each of these six for the money to discover cery store. One has a lining pots and three large
appliances has to be America. They are never that can be put in on cold, garbage pails don’t get lost
plugged into an electrical worn, never thrown out. rainy days, and the third is easily. Some nights, it
Letters and comments to The News outlet. It’s gotten so you Like the closet door, one I switched with some- would be easier to book a
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they are letters to the editors or online comments to our piecrust or cut up vegeta- This category of coat rant one night. It’s made for my way through the
stories, editorials, photographs and personal columns. bles. closet clothing also in- a man 6-feet-2 and weigh- garage.
Letters to the editor should include a name, address and a There’s been an explo- cludes jackets and miscel- ing 155 pounds. This does I fail to understand why,
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Technology connecting Health Calendar
patients with remote doctors Surry Cancer Support Group
Surry County Cancer Support Group meets on the
first Monday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. in Grace
Moravian Church, 1401 N. Main St., Mount Airy. For
LAURA OLENIACZ sure the security of the ex- them prefer to work in of- telemedicine —is not nec-
change, McGarvey said. fice practices,” Hensley essarily new. He said he Labor Day and Election Day in November, the group
THE SUN JOURNAL OF NEW BERN will meet the second Monday of those months. Informa-
“It’s just as good as said. “So we had to bridge saw it when he was a resi-
physician being here,” she that gap somehow.” dent 10 years ago, but he tional programs are featured and refreshments are
NEW BERN — Doc- said it’s been “looking for a served. For more information, call 789-9779.
tors, nurses and staff in said. He said physicians in
The hospital does not the department might con- cause.” It’s typically used Grief Support
CarolinaEast Medical Cen- in more rural areas, and he This group meets Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the
ter’s department of emer- have a neurologist on staff, sult the teleneurologist if a
although it has been heavi- patient needs a special believes there’s a greater Sycamore Baptist Church, Stuart, Va. Anyone dealing
gency medicine are turning demand for it with neurolo-
to technology to help fill a ly recruiting one, said Dr. treatment like “clot-busting with grief is welcome. For more information, call (276)
Terry Hensley, medical di- drugs” like thrombolytic gists. 930-2768.
gap in their medical staff CarolinaEast is not
roster. rector and chairman of Car- drugs for strokes, or in
olinaEast’s emergency de- making a diagnosis or fig- alone in its use of telemedi- TUESDAYS
Since May, the hospital cine to serve area residents.
has contracted with a com- partment. uring out a treatment.
Sometimes the neurolo- Easter Seals United Cere-
pany called Specialists On He said there’s a need bral Palsy North Carolina Narcotics Anonymous
Call that connects neurolo- for a neurologist, which is a gist conducts a patient This support group meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in First
exam by asking questions and Virginia — which pro-
gists with patients using physician that can diagnose vides services for people Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., Mount Airy. For
video conferencing tech- and treat illnesses of the or directing the patient to
do certain tasks, and some- with mental health, sub- more information, call (800) 721-8225.
nology. nervous system, in emer- stance abuse issues and in-
gency situations. He said times the neurologist asks Alcoholics Anonymous
Many of the neurolo- tellectual and developmen- This support group meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in First
gists who have worked neurological complaints the nursing staff to help test tal disabilities — has used
like headaches or stroke are the patient, said Deb United Methodist Church, 203 Stephens St., Pilot Moun-
with CarolinaEast patients telemedicine to connect
and staff have been from fairly common at Caroli- Rogers, a registered nurse tain. For more information, call 368-4548.
psychiatrists with patients
New Jersey, although they naEast. and the clinical manager of in New Bern and in Bay- Mourning Support Group
can be located across the And while there are neu- the department. boro. The Good Mourning Support Group meets the second
country, according to rologists working in New “He’s doing an exam, Jean Kenefick, commu- Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at Prime Sir-
Megan McGarvey, Caroli- Bern, the hospital needs a just like when you go to nity director for the non- loin Restaurant. Cancer or hospice patients and their
naEast’s director of public neurologist that can re- your doctor, same thing, profit for Craven, Jones, families may attend for support.
relations. spond immediately to they’re just doing it with a Pamlico, Onslow and Alzheimer’s/Dementia Group
They do patient exams emergencies such as little bit of third party help Carteret counties, said the Caregivers for anyone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
and physician consultations strokes. through a different kind of nonprofit is revamping its related diseases in Carroll County and surrounding areas
through an approximately “The other compound- medium,” Rogers said. telepsychiatry program and are welcome to an informational and support meeting at
5-foot-tall computer screen ing factor is there’s a na- Hensley said the use of is moving toward using it the Carroll County Senior Center, 449 Training Center
on wheels that is attached tional shortage of neurolo- telecommunications tech- as a consulting service for Road, Hillsville, Va., at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday.
to a video camera. There gists that are willing to nology in the practice of its patients’ primary care
are protocols in place to en- work in hospitals. Most of medicine — called physicians. For more information, call Sissy Frye, respite program
coordinator of District Three Senior Services, at (800)
Doctors see eye hazard in powerful laser pointers THURSDAYS
MALCOLM RITTER his eyes with its green light several times.
AP SCIENCE WRITER Although he noticed right away that his vision was Surry Task Force on
blurry, he was afraid of telling his parents. So it wasn’t un-
til two weeks later, when he couldn’t hide the problem any Domestic Violence
NEW YORK — A 15-year-old boy damaged his eyes
while playing with a laser pointer he’d bought over the In- longer, that he saw a doctor. This battered women’s support group meets from 5 to
ternet, say doctors who warn that dangerously high-pow- The vision in his left eye was so poor that he couldn’t 6 p.m. at the old courthouse in Dobson. For more infor-
ered versions are easily available online. count fingers more than three feet away. His other eye also mation, call 356-2014.
One eye expert called it “a legitimate public health showed severe vision loss, one that would make it difficult Narcotics Anonymous
menace.” to read a newspaper, Dr. Martin Schmid, one of the doc- This support group meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. in First
The boy’s case is reported in Thursday’s issue of the tors reporting the case, said in an e-mail. Presbyterian Church, 308 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain.
New England Journal of Medicine by doctors who treated Examination showed a hemorrhage in his left eye and For more information, call (800) 721-8225.
him at the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital in Switzerland. several tiny scars in his right eye. Granite City Al-Anon
It follows two reports in June of similar accidents. After four months, his vision showed some improve- This support group meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. at
British doctors said a teenager damaged his eyes with a ment but remained moderately impaired, Schmid said. Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St.,
high-powered laser pointer, and a British physician said High-power devices like the one the teen bought are
advertised as laser pointers and look just like low-pow- Mount Airy. For more information, call 368-2427 or
his vision was affected for several months after he was
zapped by his 7-year-old son. ered versions, Schmid and colleagues wrote. 789-3835.
Laser pointers are devices that resemble pens and emit “I’m stunned that a kid can get access to ... this type of Mount Airy City AA and Al-Anon
a narrow beam of laser light. They’re used by lecturers to power,” commented Dr. George A. Williams, chair of oph- This support group meets at 8 p.m. at the Depot Sta-
point out information during presentations, for example. thalmology at the Oakland University William Beaumont tion, Pine Street, Mount Airy. For more information, call
Laser pointers sold in the United States are subject to a School of Medicine in Royal Oak, Mich. 368-2427.
power limit imposed by the Food and Drug Administra- “This is a legitimate public health menace,” said
tion — one that won’t cause instant eye damage, although Williams, a spokesman for the American Academy of SUNDAYS
harm is still possible with prolonged exposure. Opthalmology. “Parents should be aware there are inap-
Laser pointers that exceed the FDA restriction can be propriate lasers available over the Internet.” Granite City AA and
found online. The FDA has warned in the past that it has found laser Al-Anon
The Swiss boy’s laser was 30 times more powerful than pointers and toys that exceed the output limit of 5 milli-
the FDA limit. He bought it to pop balloons and burn watts — five-thousandths of a watt. It rarely collects re- This support group meets every Sunday at 8 p.m. at
holes in paper and his sister’s sneakers, his doctors said. ports of eye-damage incidents like the case in Switzer- Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St.,
One day, he was playing with the pointer in front of a land, said FDA health promotion officer Dan Hewett, so Mount Airy. For more information, call 368-2427.
mirror to create a light show, and he accidentally zapped it’s not clear how often they happen.
HHS to insurers: Don’t blame us for your rates The following blood drives are planned:
costs to go up as a result of the law, age are abolished, and plans must al- Tuesday from noon to 4:30 p.m., Surry Telephone,
RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Atkins Street, Dobson.
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER but there’s also widespread mistrust low parents to keep their children on
of the insurance industry. the policy up to age 26. Many plans Wednesday from 3 to 7:30 p.m., Elkin First United
WASHINGTON — President An HHS official said the letter is a will also have to guarantee coverage Methodist Church, Hawthorne Road, Elkin.
Barack Obama’s top health official on pre-emptive move, after the depart- for children regardless of a medical Sept. 20 from 1:30 to 6 p.m., Elkin Rescue Squad,
Thursday warned the insurance in- ment learned that several smaller car- condition, and provide preventive North Bridge Street, Elkin.
dustry that the administration won’t riers around the country are blaming care with no cost-sharing for the pa- Sept. 24 from noon to 4:30 p.m., Elkin Wal-Mart,
tolerate blaming premium hikes on the new law for rate increases this tient. CC Camp Road, Elkin.
the new health overhaul law. year. The administration estimates that Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Antioch Baptist
“There will be zero tolerance for The industry’s top lobbyist re- those new benefits will raise premi- Church, West Pine Street, Mount Airy.
this type of misinformation and un- sponded that the health care law is a ums by no more than 1 to 2 percent.
factor behind higher rates, but not the Major benefit consulting companies Sept. 27 from noon to 4:30 p.m., Pilot Mountain
justified rate increases,” Health and only one. say the impact will be in the single First United Methodist Church, Key Street, Pilot Moun-
Human Services Secretary Kathleen “Health insurance premiums are digits, although it may vary consider- tain.
Sebelius said in a letter to the insur- increasing because of soaring prices ably from plan to plan.
ance lobby. for medical services, the impact of “Health plans will continue to do On average, someone needs blood every two seconds.
“Simply stated, we will not stand younger and healthier people drop- everything they can to incorporate all Patients throughout the area are counting on the Ameri-
idly by as insurers blame their premi- ping their insurance during the weak of these new benefits while keeping can Red Cross and generous sponsors and donors to
um hikes and increased profits on the economy, and additional benefits re- health care coverage as affordable as
requirement that they provide con- make sure blood is available whenever it is needed.
quired under the new law,” said possible for families and employers,” Area residents can also help make sure the blood sup-
sumers with basic protections,” Sebe- Karen Ignagni, president of the insur- Ignagni said.
lius said. She warned that bad actors ply continues adequate inventory levels by sponsoring a
ers’ trade group. “It’s a basic law of Unpredictable premium hikes are blood drive on weekdays or weekends. Churches, civic
may be excluded from new health in- economics that additional benefits in- a constant worry for small businesses
surance markets that will open in cur additional costs.” and people who buy coverage direct- organizations and businesses are needed as blood drive
2014 under the law. They’d lose out Sebelius asked Ignagni to help ly. Employees of large companies are sponsors to bring in more blood donors every month.
on a big pool of customers, as many stop “misinformation and scare tac- generally shielded from big rate To donate, the American Red Cross requires that
as 30 million people nationwide. tics.” swings from year to year, although donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds,
The letter to America’s Health In- Although the law’s big expansion their costs also creep up. be in general good health and have a photo ID. Sixteen-
surance Plans was the latest volley in of coverage under the law won’t take Obama used premium hikes to his year-olds can now give blood, but must have a signed
a war of words over who gets the place until 2014, several new benefits advantage earlier this year in the final parental consent form and an ID. To get the parental con-
blame for rising premiums. Polls go into effect starting later this push to get health care overhaul legis- sent form, visit www.surrycountyredcross.org.
show that many people expect their month. Lifetime dollar caps on cover- lation through Congress. For more information, call the American Red Cross at
Ads attacking health plan miss some facts
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
lies try to draw attention to
the most immediate provi-
It ran similar ads against
Sen. Barbara Boxer in Cali-
ductions required by the
new law amount to 7 per-
sions, ignoring the biggest
— and most contentious —
fornia and Democrat Jack
Conway, seeking a Senate
cent of Medicare costs.
Not exactly a “gutting.” TERRIBLE
President Barack Obama’s parts of the expanded seat from Kentucky. And a portion of the re- THING HAPPENS
health care initiative is get- health care law that are still The Claim: “Sestak vot- ductions in spending would
four years away. ed to gut Medicare — a come from cuts to WHEN YOU DONʼT
ting toxic on the campaign
trail. ——— $500 billion cut. Reduced Medicare Advantage, a sys- ADVERTISE.
EDITOR’S NOTE — An benefits for 850,000 Penn- tem of private insurance NO ONE
With the country sharply
occasional look at the sylvania seniors.” plans that now covers NOTICES
divided over the sweeping claims made in political The Facts: The law calls about one out of four sen- YOU
new insurance law, Repub- advertising. for cuts of about $500 bil- iors. Those seniors now re-
licans and their allies are ——— lion over 10 years from ceive more coverage than
taking to the airwaves to at- A look at some of the projected payment increas- typical Medicare recipients
tack it as elections near, of- claims made in ads airing es to hospitals, insurance and they could lose the ex-
ten resorting to exaggera- in key contests: companies and others un- tra benefits. The 850,000
tion and omissions to make — An ad by Crossroads der Medicare and other seniors mentioned in the ad
their points. Democrats government health pro- represent the number of
generally shy away from
GPS, a group founded by
top Republican strategists grams. But the Congres- Pennsylvanians covered The Mount Airy News
even talking about the sub- Karl Rove and Ed Gille- sional Budget Office places under Medicare Advantage. (336) 786-4141
ject, unless it’s to distance spie, took aim at Democrat the overall cost of But the law did not cut ben- www.mtairynews.com
themselves from it. Joe Sestak in Pennsylva- Medicare over 10 years at efits guaranteed under tra- ......for the best ADVERTISING RESULTS
Meanwhile, Obama al- nia’s contest for the Senate. $7.1 trillion, making the re- ditional Medicare.
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Giants beat Panthers 31-18 BARRY WILNER
AP PRO FOOTBALL WRITER
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Once they got cozy in
their new digs, the New York Giants weren’t about to let
Carolina spoil their homecoming.
It took the Giants more than a half to fully feel comfort-
able in their $1.6 billion stadium. Then they surged past
the Panthers, getting a little revenge along the way, in a
31-18 season-opening victory Sunday.
“It was a whole new half, and all the errors we made
were out the window,” said Hakeem Nicks, who caught
three touchdown passes from Eli Manning, all in the left
corner of the end zone. “We just wanted to go out there
Did they ever.
Ahmad Bradshaw set up his own 4-yard TD run in the
fourth quarter with a 39-yard romp as New York outscored
Carolina 17-2 in the second half. The Giants outgained the
Panthers 196-72 in the last two periods of a generally
sloppy game marred by nine turnovers — five by Carolina
— and 16 penalties.
“We’ll learn from what we did wrong and capitalize on
it next week,” Nicks said.
Actually, they learned quickly enough to take advan-
tage right away against a team that routed them 41-9 in the
hosts’ final game at Giants Stadium last December. In
2005, the Panthers shut out the Giants in a playoff game at
the same venue.
But Carolina couldn’t match New York in the second
half this time before 77,245 fans — considered a sellout
JEFF SINER/CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT
despite the unusual sight of hundreds of empty seats in the
Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore scrambles away from New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyio- $1.6 billion New Meadowlands Stadium. The Giants
ra (72) and defensive end Justin Tuck (91) during fourth-quarter action in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Sun- could not sell all the club seats, which don’t count under
day. The Giants won, 31-18. See BEAT, page 7
Alabama, Ohio St.
pull away from
Boise in AP poll
RALPH D. RUSSO Saturday by James Madi-
BY COLLEGE FOOTBALL WRITER son, which plays in Divi-
sion I’s second tier.
NEW YORK — The Add to that the Buck-
combination of impressive eyes’ 36-24 victory against
victories by Alabama and Miami in Columbus, Ohio,
Ohio State and a stunning and the Crimson Tide’s 24-
loss by Virginia Tech led to 3 win against Penn State in
Boise State losing all but Tuscaloosa, Ala., and the
one of its first-place votes top of the poll looks more
in the AP Top 25. like it did at the start of the
The Broncos were still season.
No. 3, behind the top- Pete DiPrimio of The
ranked Tide and No. 2 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Buckeyes in the poll re- in Indiana was the lone
leased Sunday, but the gap voter to keep Boise State LINDA D. EPSTEIN/MCT
has widened. No. 1 this week. Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb, playing his first game for Washington after being
Alabama received 52 “I still think Virginia
Tech is a good team and traded from division rival Philadelphia, looks for an open receiver in the first quarter as the Dallas Cow-
first-place votes and 1,466
points. Ohio State had five will make a bowl,” boys faced the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, Sunday. The game was still un-
first-place votes and 1,410 DiPrimio said in an e-mail der way at presstime Sunday night.
points and Boise State re- Sunday. “Alabama and
ceived one and 1,306.
TCU remained fourth
Ohio State haven’t been
tested on the road like
Dixon delivers ‘winning effort’ against Falcons
and Oregon jumped two
spots to No. 5 after win- In the USA Today PITTSBURGH (AP) — Essen- for 236 yards and an interception, that’s why it’s a total team game.”
ning 48-13 at Tennessee. coaches’ poll, the top five tially down to his third-string quar- good enough for a 81.6 passer rating. Tomlin would not commit to start-
Michigan moved into was Alabama, Ohio State, terback for the season opener, Pitts- Good enough to win, too. Barely. ing Dixon next week at Tennessee —
the rankings for the first Boise State, Texas and burgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin Dixon’s offense produced only there is a chance the MCL in Left-
time this season at No. 20 TCU. was happy to be concise with his nine points during regulation — the wich’s left knee could be healed by
after its dramatic 38-24 Texas dropped a spot to evaluation of third-year quarterback winning touchdown was a 50-yard
No. 6 in The Associated then — but Dixon expressed the
victory at Notre Dame. Dennis Dixon. run by Rashard Mendenhall on Pitts-
After Boise State beat Press poll and received one coaching staff has confidence in him.
“It was a winning effort,” Tomlin burgh’s first offensive play of over- “He was a little off target initially
Virginia Tech last Monday first-place vote. Oklahoma said after the Steelers beat the Atlanta time. Dixon underthrew a few of his
night in Landover, Md., the moved up three spots to ... (but) the thing that I really liked
No. 7 after beating Florida Falcons 15-9 in overtime on Sunday. receivers, particularly in the first
Broncos received eight was there was no panic in him,”
State, 47-17. “The scoreboard says so.” half, when he conceded he was
first-place votes from the Tomlin said. “He delivered some big-
media panel and were only Nebraska, Iowa and The numbers weren’t all that bad “overexcited.”
for Dixon, playing because Roethlis- “I think I was on point with every- time throws, particularly in the sec-
13 points behind No. 2 Florida rounded out the ond half, to get us going.”
Ohio State. first 10. berger is serving a four-game suspen- thing,” said Dixon, who has played
Some of the luster came No. 11 Wisconsin was sion for violating the NFL’s personal in overtime games during both of his
off the Broncos’ big non- followed by Arkansas, conduct policy and backup Byron NFL starts. “I would love to get a Packers 27
conference victory when South Carolina, Utah and Leftwich injured his knee. couple balls back, of course. But Eagles 20
Virginia Tech was upset LSU. Dixon completed 18 of 26 passes that’s why you play football and See EFFORT, page 7
Hamlin rises to take
top seed in the Chase
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) in March he’d undergo im- came a week after he had
— Denny Hamlin faced ad- mediate surgery to repair his the car to beat in Atlanta un-
versity before he even had a anterior cruciate ligament, til an engine failure dropped
chance to live up to his his championship chances him to a last-place finish,
billing as the popular pick were officially dismissed. and the Richmond win
to unseat Jimmie Johnson as Only Hamlin refused to pushed him into the points
Sprint Cup champion. fade. lead for the first time in his
He tore a knee ligament He instead rattled off career.
in a pickup basketball game five wins in 10 races — four “We’re tough right now,”
in January, just a few weeks of which came after his sur- Hamlin said after his series-
before the start of the sea- gery — and revived his title best sixth win. “We’ve got
son, to raise questions about chances. And even after he the most wins and hopefully
his physical ability to com- cooled off over the summer, that will carry us for the rest
pete at NASCAR’s highest he turned it up as he closed of the season. At this point,
level. When he stumbled in on the Chase for the I’d say we could win at all
out of the gate with a series Sprint Cup championship. of (the final 10 tracks). Nev-
of confidence-testing poor Locked into a tie with er through the course of my
finishes, he was hit with the Johnson for the top seed in career had I felt that any-
MCT snickering from naysayers the Chase, Hamlin claimed where I show up, I could
who never believed he had a sole possession Saturday win.
The man to beat? Denny Hamlin finished NASCAR’s pre-chase races with a victory title run in him from the be- night with a dominating win “Other than the excep-
Saturday night at Richmond and now stands at the top of the standings as the ginning. at home track Richmond In- tion of a road course, and I
chase opens. So when he announced ternational Raceway. It See TOP, page 7
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EFFORT: brace I hate. I can’t wait to
burn it. We’re getting there,
slowly but surely.”
He had the most impact
arm and the veteran quarter-
back delivered. After throw-
ing an interception on Seat-
tle’s first play and running
BEAT: colors that dominate the
stadium that already has
hosted concerts, interna-
back followed. That gave
Moore 33 seconds, enough
time to boost the Panthers
Continued from page 6 tional soccer matches and ahead 16-14 with a pin-
of any receiver, surpassing just seven plays for 11 yards Continued from page 6 preseason football. point 19-yard pass to Steve
the Bengals’ new much- in the first 1 1/2 quarters, New York turned a Smith between three de-
PHILADELPHIA (AP) hyped tandem of Chad Hasselbeck completed 10 of league blackout rules. botched snap on a Carolina fenders.
— Not even a vintage per- Ochocinco and Terrell his next 11 throws. “It was a good win,” punt into seven points as
formance by Michael Vick He finished 18 of 23 for It was the first touch-
Owens, who combined for guard Rich Seubert said. Nicks caught his third TD
— yes, Michael Vick — 19 receptions for 212 yards 170 yards and touchdowns down for the Panthers, who
“Everybody knew what pass late in the third quarter
could stop the Green Bay and a touchdown. of 13 yards to Deon Butler never got into the end zone
happened against them last for a 24-16 lead. The sec-
Packers. and 3 yards to Deion in the preseason.
season. It’s always good ond-year receiver already
Aaron Rodgers threw a Bears 19, Lions 14 Branch. He also bootlegged Yet that was about the
when you open a new has half as many touch-
pair of touchdown passes, CHICAGO (AP) — and sprinted for a 1-yard TD last gasp for Carolina, the
place, the new Giants Sta- downs as he scored as a
Mason Crosby kicked a Calvin Johnson was cele- run in the second quarter league’s youngest team.
that gave Seattle a 7-6 lead. dium, and get a win in it. It rookie.
team-record 56-yard field brating what he thought was The inexperience showed
is going to be remembered The Giants had taken
goal and the Packers beat the go-ahead touchdown in the last period, particu-
the Philadelphia Eagles 27- Rams 17, Cardinals 13 for a long time.” the lead for good on
catch, a leaping grab in the larly when Moore was
20 on Sunday. end zone that would give ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lar- Nicks finished with four Lawrence Tynes’ 31-yard
catches for 75 yards, while picked off by Terrell
In their first game since the Detroit Lions their first ry Fitzgerald caught a 21- field goal earlier in the pe-
yard touchdown pass for the Manning went 20 for 30 for Thomas and Kenny
trading Donovan McNabb road win in three years. riod, a series kept alive by Phillips, both in the end
to Washington, the Eagles Instead, they lost the go-ahead score late in the 263 yards. But he also was Manning’s quarterback
fourth quarter, helping the picked off three times. zone.
(0-1) started with Kevin game. They also lost their sneak to gain the necessary
Kolb and finished with Arizona Cardinals spoil a So was Carolina quar- For New York, the sec-
starting quarterback. few inches on fourth down.
Vick. Kolb left with a con- Jay Cutler threw for 372 solid debut by No. 1 pick terback Matt Moore, who ond-half stinginess was a
Although 30 points were
cussion at halftime, so Vick yards and hit Matt Forte Sam Bradford in a 17-13 left the game wobbly in the welcome change from the
scored in the opening half,
played meaningful snaps for with a late 28-yard touch- opening victory over the St. final minutes after being final two games of 2009,
Louis Rams on Sunday. neither offense was particu-
an extended period for the down pass, and the Bears sacked by Osi Umenyiora. larly sharp. Each side made when the Giants yielded 80
first time in nearly four beat the Detroit Lions 19-14 Derek Anderson hung in points.
the pocket despite taking a “Like all openers, every- some big plays through the
years. in the season opener after body struggles to some de- air, but so did the defenses, Notes: The Giants, who
Vick, a three-time Pro Johnson’s apparent touch- pounding from the St. Louis opened last season 5-0 be-
pass rush, going 22 for 41 gree,” said Panthers coach with Carolina’s Charles
Bowl quarterback during down catch was ruled an in- John Fox, who in the final Godfrey and New York’s fore slumping to 8-8, lost
six seasons in Atlanta, in- for 297 yards in his first
completion. year of his contract doesn’t Deon Grant each making tight end Kevin Boss
vigorated an offense that start as the replacement for
The Lions lost quarter- need such collapses by his (neck/concussion) and spe-
the retired Kurt Warner. interceptions.
was awful in the first half. back Matthew Stafford to a cial teams captain Chase
Steve Breaston caught sev- team. “The first half, we John Kasay had field
He finished with 175 yards shoulder injury at the end of en passes for 132 yards and Blackburn (right knee). In
passing and ran for 103, did some decent things in goals of 21, 52 and 43
the first half, but were still Tim Hightower and LaRod addition to Moore, Pan-
reminiscent of his “Super- in position to pull this one the pass game. As they yards. New York offset that
Stephens-Howling com- game wore on, it got more thanks mostly to the Man- thers WR Charly Martin
man” days with the Falcons. out even after they fell be- bined for 103 yards rushing
Vick’s last NFL start hind late in the game. For a in their advantage. There’s ning to Nicks connection, sustained a concussion.
for an offense without no question they made which produced touch- Placekicker Todd Carter
came on Dec. 31, 2006, in few moments, it looked like Beanie Wells (knee).
Philadelphia. He missed the they had done just that. more plays than we did. We downs of 26 and 19 yards. suffered back spasms ...
The Rams (0-1) dis- Carolina’s only second-half
next two seasons while The Lions had second- played daring on Bradford’s made a few more mistakes Nicks’ second TD
serving an 18-month sen- and-10 at the 25 with 31 1-yard touchdown pass to than they did.” capped an 80-yard drive points came when Greg
tence in federal prison for seconds left when Johnson Laurent Robinson on the fi- The opener hardly was a that took just over a Hardy blocked a punt
his role in a dogfighting op- outjumped Chicago’s Za- nal play of the half to tie it classic, often matching the minute, but Mike Good- through the end zone for a
eration. Vick signed a two- ckary Bowman in the end at 10. gloomy weather and gray son’s 45-yard kickoff run- safety with 3:57 to go.
year contract with the Ea- zone for what looked like a
gles last summer, and saw touchdown. He appeared to
limited action mostly in a have gotten both feet down
variation of the wildcat for-
He finally got his
chance, and made the most
inbound and rolled over be-
fore letting the ball go, but
what looked like a potential
game-winner was ruled an
Did you know there are over 500
of it. Still, it wasn’t enough
against Green Bay (1-0).
Patriots 38, Bengals 24
incomplete pass by the offi-
Referee Gene Steratore
said, “The ruling is that in
photos of recent local events and
(AP) — Tom Brady sur-
vived a frightening car
order for the catch to be
completed he has got to
maintain possession of the
activities found at
crash, signed a rich contract ball throughout the entire
and ended his week with
what he wants most: a win.
The quarterback who
process of the catch.”
Johnson was “shocked”
by the call, saying, “I figure
makes headlines on and off if I got two feet and a knee
the field threw two of his down, to me that is a catch
three touchdown passes to that’s why I got up and took
Wes Welker, who returned off,” he said.
after a speedy recovery
from a serious knee injury, Seahawks 31, 49ers 6
and led the New England SEATTLE (AP) — Pete
Patriots to a 38-24 opening Carroll thoroughly enjoyed
win over the Cincinnati his return to the NFL, and
Bengals on Sunday. so did his Seattle Seahawks.
“I’m glad it’s over,” Matt Hasselbeck threw
Brady said, “but it was a for two touchdowns and ran
good week.” for another as the Seahawks
It was pretty special for gave their new coach a 31-6
Welker, too. He caught victory over the San Fran-
eight passes for 64 yards cisco 49ers on Sunday.
less than nine months after Coaching his first NFL
tearing a knee ligament in game in 11 years, Carroll
the final game last season stalked the sideline, march-
and less than eight months ing up and down almost
after surgery. Many doubted constantly in motion. The
he’d be back for the opener, only times he stood still was
but he and Brady were con- giving congratulations to
fident. his players as they came off
“I had pretty much in- the field. Football, Basketball, Volleyball action shots. Local parades, festivals, and other
stilled it in my mind that I And there was plenty to community activities.
would be back,” Welker give.
said. “I still have a ways to The Seahawks put their When Mount Airy News reporters and photographers cover local events, they often take
go. ... I have this stupid knee offense on Hasselbeck’s
dozens of photos in hope of ﬁnding the exact right one to use in connection with a story.
What happens to those other photo’s? They can be found at www.mtairynews.com. When
TOP: pionship run will depend on
him and his maturity, which
has been questioned over
his four-plus seasons in the
you go to the home page, you’ll see a “Big Blue Button” that says “Click here to see and
Continued from page 6 Cup Series. Hamlin will buy photos”.When you click on that button, you’ll see multiple photo albums with subject
have to manage the highs lines like “East Surry volleyball”,”Mayberry Days”, “Holiday Parade” and so on. If you click
feel I could run top five and the lows, not get caught
there, I’ve never felt like I up in the hip Charlotte on the photo album of the subject matter you’re interested in, you’ll
could win anywhere I went, nightclub he co-owns, and
until this year. Especially at successfully manage the see dozens of photos that were taken at that event.
this point now, the confi- pressure that comes from So if you’re looking for a great sports action shot of Johnny
dence level is pretty high.” staring down Johnson.
It better be if he plans on He’ll be equally depend- shooting a basket, Jill spiking a volleyball, Tom knocking a
being the last man standing ent on his No. 11 crew,
at the end of the 10-race title which does a fantastic job of linebacker on his behind, a shot of Timmy in a wagon at the
chase. shielding themselves from parade or Lucy dressed up for Halloween, you’ll ﬁnd it in the
The last four years have distractions but is at the
belonged to Johnson, who mercy of internal reliability photo albums at www.mtairynews.com. In fact there are over
has mastered the Chase sys- issues at JGR.
tem and been untouchable Crew chief Mike Ford 500 photos of your friends, neighbors, area athletes on the site
under this format. Many a has a strategy to prepare right now. And that’s just the ones that have been posted since
driver has challenged him each week as if they are
since 2006, but nobody has playing catch-up on the late September. The big blue button pages grow larger everyday as
yet to put together the 10 competition, so win or lose
perfect races needed to de- come the Nov. 21 finale at we post additional photos to the site.
throne Double J. Homestead, his team won’t
That includes Hamlin, have left anything on the
who won at Richmond last table. They approached At- Just go to www.mtairynews.com and click on the Big Blue Button!
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way into the Chase with a two races before the Chase,
heightened confidence that as if the championship had
had him certain he could de- already started and the No.
liver a knockout punch to 11 Toyota was the best car
Johnson. Only reliability on the track in both races.
has always been an issue for “I wanted to get aggres-
his Joe Gibbs Racing team,
and a pair of engine failures
put him on the ropes. Add in
sive and come out swing-
ing,” Ford said. “We gained
some momentum. We’ve
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, your innate abilities. Tonight: Let the
ZITS Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman Sept. 13, 2010:
This year, you will break precedent
weekend spirit continue.
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and open up to new possibilities. ## You are coming from a secure
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smoother moment. You will discover been as grounded as you think. You’ll
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THE FAMILY CIRCUS CONCEPTIS SUDOKU
This newfound closeness makes both
of you happy again. SAGITTARIUS
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##### Clearly, you have a lot
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Tonight: The world is your oyster.
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Woman feels betrayed by husband of many years
Dear Annie: My hus- Sam said only this? — Feeling put hundreds of burn holes discipline herself. Dear Parent: We be-
band, “Sam,” and I are re- that they were Betrayed in their furniture, carpeting, Dear Annie: This is in lieve an adult child is enti-
tired. Two weeks ago, we catching up on Dear Be- blankets and throw pillows. response to “No Locks,” tled to some privacy, but
ran into one of Sam’s for- office gossip. trayed: Give We worry that one day she the 20-year-old who feels your excessively intrusive
mer co-workers while out At home, Sam Sam the oppor- will start a fire. Her parents her privacy is being violat-
shopping. He seemed quite took his shirt off tunity to be hon- methods could certainly ac-
are concerned, as well. ed by a mother who barges
happy to see her. They and hung it in est. Tell him you I have told my son he into her bedroom without celerate the process of
kissed hello with a peck on our hall closet saw this woman should insist she smoke knocking. moving out.
the cheek — no big deal. I before going up- slip something outside, but he says every This is an adult woman Annie’s Mailbox is writ-
told Sam to stay and talk stairs. I immedi- into his pocket time he brings it up, she with two jobs who still can- ten by Kathy Mitchell and
and I’d continue shopping. ately grabbed it, and you’d like to gets defensive, and he not afford to move out. No Marcy Sugar, longtime edi-
When I got to the next and sure enough, know what it doesn’t want to start a doubt Mom and Dad still
aisle, I saw a neighbor and her e-mail ad- was, since he tors of the Ann Landers
fight. They have an 11- support her at least a little, column. Please e-mail your
we began chatting. From dress was on that hasn’t bothered year-old daughter witness- probably covering laundry,
where I stood, I could see piece of paper in to mention it. If questions to anniesmail-
his pocket. I said he tells you the ing this. What can we do? gas, water and electric use,
Sam and his friend. firstname.lastname@example.org, or write
At one point, she leaned nothing and put truth, you can — Tonawanda, N.Y. as well as a roof over her
Dear N.Y.: Tell your head and a room to call her to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o
close to him, took his hand the shirt back. Annie’s talk about how Creators Syndicate, 5777
and gave him another kiss, Soon after, Sam this makes you son he should be willing to own. She should either tol-
came rushing Mailbox feel. If he lies, start a fight over this be- erate with grace the impo- W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700,
which was more than a
peck. She also held his downstairs and however, let him cause his daughter’s wel- sitions her parents have Los Angeles, CA 90045. To
hand a lot during their con- took the shirt know you are fare is at stake. According laid on her, or quit buying find out more about Annie’s
versation. Then she wrote with him. When I Advice aware it was her to the U.S. Fire Adminis- clothes, cell phones and Mailbox and read features
next saw it, the tration (usfa.dhs.gov/smok- jewelry and save her mon-
something on a piece of pa-
paper was gone.
Columnists e-mail ask him
ing), almost 1,000 people ey to get an apartment. If
by other Creators Syndi-
per and tucked it into cate writers and cartoon-
Sam’s shirt pocket. Sam has not mentioned what, exactly, he thinks are killed in home fires she were my daughter, I
caused by cigarettes and would not only be oversee- ists, visit the Creators Syn-
When I finished shop- the note. In all the years he’s doing.
ping, they were still talk- we’ve been married, we’ve Dear Annie: Our beau- other smoking materials ing her private life, but her dicate Web page at
ing. This woman treated never kept any secrets from tiful daughter-in-law has every year. Your daughter- bank account and closet, www.creators.com.
me like I was invisible. In each other. I feel so be- one major fault. She is a in-law needs to care too. — Loving Parent of COPYRIGHT 2010
the car on the way home, trayed. How do I handle careless smoker. She has enough about her family to Four CREATORS.COM
‘Resident Evil’ capitalizes on slow weekend Push out evil
AKE OYLE lowing Labor Day. With an wide distribution for Sony. such as the potential Oscar-
AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER thoughts with truth estimated box-office total
of $82 million, it was the
Bruer credited the market-
ing of the film and the draw
contender “The Town”
from Ben Affleck, “Easy
NEW YORK — On a lowest grossing weekend of its 3-D, which he said A,” the Emma Stone-star-
weekend that Hollywood of the year. “was made to be that way.” ring update of “The Scarlet Dear Dr. cluding your
was largely content to cede Screen Gems’ “Takers,” The film also got a boost Letter,” and the limited re- Graham: How mind — to Jesus
to football and late-summer in its third week of release, from IMAX, where it was re- lease of “Never Let Me do you keep bad Christ. If you
barbecues, Sony-Screen came in second with $6.1 leased on 141 digital screens Go,” another film being po- thoughts from have never done
Gems’ “Resident Evil: Af- million. Last weekend’s top and earned $2.6 million. sitioned for awards con- taking over your so, confess your
terlife” led the box office. film, the George Clooney That the fourth “Resi- tention. mind? I’ll be fine sins to Him to-
The 3-D horror film thriller “The American,” dent Evil” performed so After a bumpy summer of for a while, but day, and by faith
earned $27.7 million over the took in $5.9 million for Fo- well suggests that a fifth is lower attendance and a crop
cus Features. likely. Asked if he expects of disappointing movies, then something ask Him to come
weekend according to studio
estimates Sunday, a total that With little competition, one, Bruer said he didn’t many are glad to see the sea- will trigger my into your heart.
exceeded expectations. It’s “Resident Evil” was able to know, as it’s produced by son come to a close. imagination and Then fill your
the fourth “Resident Evil” capitalize on the post-La- Constantin Film. But he ac- “Thank God it’s over,” I’ll start dwelling mind with God’s
film, all of which have starred bor Day weekend, when knowledged: “It wouldn’t said Dergarabedian. on things I know truth. In other
Milla Jovovich. This install- two of the previous entries surprise me.” Estimated ticket sales I shouldn’t be words, don’t just
ment opened better than the to the franchise were also Hollywood.com analyst for Friday through Sunday thinking about. empty your mind
three previous movies. released. Paul Dergarabedian said at U.S. and Canadian the-
the weekend’s low per- aters, according to Holly- God must be of evil thoughts,
“Resident Evil” was the “It had all of what its
only film in new release on core audience was looking formance wasn’t reflective wood.com. Final figures very disappoint- but fill it with
the historically slow for and more,” said Rory of any industry malaise but will be released Monday. ed in me. How Billy Graham good thoughts —
moviegoing weekend fol- Bruer, president of world- merely a historical trend. 1. “Resident Evil: After- can I break this in other words,
The same weekend last life 3D,” $27.7 million. cycle? — P.L. with God’s truth
year performed similarly, 2. “Takers,” $6.1 million. Dear P.L.:
Spiritual as it is found in
with Tyler Perry’s “I Can 3. “The American,” $5.9 Columnist
ncadsonline.com Do Bad All By Myself” de-
buting with $23.4 million.
4. “Machete,” $4.2 million.
taken the first
the Bible. Make
the Bible part of
“This is never known as 5. “Going the Distance,” step by admitting your life every
a high grossing weekend, $3.8 million. you have this problem — day, and memorize as much
but it can be the land of op- 6. “The Other Guys,” and not only admitting it of it as you can. Then when
portunity for a film like $3.6 million. but also realizing it’s wrong evil thoughts come into
Delivering North Carolina advertising ‘Resident Evil,”’ said Der- 7. “The Last Exorcism,” and wanting to do some- your mind, immediately
garabedian. “That’s turning $3.5 million. thing about it. turn your attention to God’s
from your doorstep to your desktop. lemons into lemonade if 8. “The Expendables,”
I’ve ever seen it.” $3.3 million. Remember, God is just promises and His love for
N O RT H C AR OLIN A P RE SS S ERVICES , I N C . Next weekend begins 9. “Inception,” $3 million. as concerned about our you. The Bible says, “I
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ESPN 33 5:00 Monday Nightt Countdown (L) NFL Football Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Jets Site: Meadowlands Stadium -- East Rutherford, N.J. (L)
0 y :15 NFL Football San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs (L)
5 140 206 **Lottery Ticket - RANDY J. VAUGHAN, Owner
BRAV 34 The Reall Housewives "I Can't Stop" Housewives "Nothing Is As It Seems" The Reall Housewives
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e s Thintervention "Uphill Battle" (N) Thintervention "Uphill Battle" 129 273 Duke Power And Surry Yadkin EMC Dealers
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h 9/10 - 9/16
AMC 35 130 254
Sylvester Stallone. War veteran John Rambo takes on small-town policemen. Bronson. Bronson.
USA 36 NCIS "Model Behavior" NCIS "Agent Afloat" NCIS "Capitol Offense" E y
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5 105 242
CMT 37 Movie e :45 CMT Music Extreme Makeover:: Home Edition
5 T c e e n Extreme Makeover:: Home Edition < Coall Miner's Daughter +++ ('80, Biography) Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo, Sissy Spacek. :45 CMT Music
e e n s 5 T c 166 327
COM 38 Scrubs s Scrubs s Tosh.. O Tosh.. O Tosh.. O Blue Collarr Comedy Tour:: One forr the Road The boys are back for the third Blue Collar concert. The Daily Show Colbertt Reportt
e y e e e y w 107 249
VH1 39 Greatestt Artists "Hour 3" Greatestt Artists "Hour 4" Greatestt Artists "Hour 5" y
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MTV 40 Jersey Shore
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s d s d s d s 160 331
CSPAN 41 5:00 U.S.. House off Representatives
0 e s m
Tonightt From Washington n Capitall News Today s y 210 350
SCIFI 42 Ghost "The Book of Changes" Ghostt Whisperer "Birthday Presence" Ghostt Whisperer "See No Evil" Ghost "'Til Death Do Us Start" Ghostt Whisperer "Do Over" Monsterr Monsterr 122 244
NOGG 44 Wonderr Pets s h d
Fresh Beatt Band Dora the Explorerr Go,, Diego,, Go! Backyardigans Blue's Clues
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Upside Show 169 298
FXSS 46 The Afterr Party Head to Head NCAA Football Virginia vs. USC
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Golden Age The Finall Score Profiles
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The Finall Score e 420 646
SPIKE 47 5:40 CSI:: Crime Scene "Bad Words" Deadliestt Warrior "SWAT vs. GSG-9" Deadliestt Warriorr
0 e < The Transporter +++ ('02, Action) Shu Qi, François Berléand, Jason Statham. Scrappers
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Game Trailers TV
s V 168 262
TLC 48 Fabulous Cakes "Philadelphia"
s Little People
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Little People Little People
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Kate Plus Eightt Kate Plus Eightt Quints by Surprise "16 Months Later" Little People e e e e
Little People 183 280
TNT 49 The Closer "Jump the Gun"
The Closer "War Zone" e
The Closer "Last Woman Standing" The Closer "Executive Order" (N)
e Rizzolii & Isless e
The Closer "Executive Order" 138 245
MSNBC 50 The Ed Show
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Hardballl With Chris Matthews s n h h n
Countdown With Keith Olbermann The Rachell Maddow Show
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HIST 51 American Pickers "One Pony Town" American Pickers "Laurel and Hardy" Pawn Stars
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American Pickers "One Pony Town" 120 269
:15 < The Secret Fury ++ (1950, Mystery) Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl, Claudette Private Screenings :45 < The Fountainhead +++ (1949, Drama) Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, :45 < The Subject Was Roses ++++ ('68) Jack Albertson,
5 e t e 5 e 5 e t s
TCM 57 132 256
Colbert. "Patricia Neal" Gary Cooper. An architect falls for a married woman. Patricia Neal. A Second World War veteran returns home.
FX 58 5:00 < Jumper ++
0 2 n
2 1/2 Men 2 n
2 1/2 Men < There's Something Aboutt Mary +++ ('98) Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller. A private detective falls for a client's target. 2 1/2 Men
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FOXN 59 News s X
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The O'Reilly Factorr Hannity's America
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The O'Reilly Factorr 205 360
TOON 60 5:00 < Ace Ventura:: Pett Detective Scooby-Doo!
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AdventureTime MAD/:45 Adventurr Totall Drama
5 a Scooby-Doo! ! g e g e
King off the Hilll King off the Hilll Family Guy y y Family Guy
y y 176 296
STYLE 61 Clean House "Families Revisited"
n o o
Too Fat:: Fighting "Spring Breakout" Too Fat:: Fighting "The Breaking Point" Jerseylicious "Jersey Boss" Clean House "Flynn-Rodriguez Family" Too Fat:: Fighting "The Breaking Point"
n o 115 235
HALL 62 Who's the Boss? Who's the Boss? Who's the Boss? Who's the Boss? L.. House "The Love of Johnny Johnson" < Wedding Daze + ('04) Karen Valentine, French Stewart, John Larroquette. Golden Girls
s e ? s e ? s e ? s e ? g n s n s
Golden Girls 185 312
ANPL 63 Pitt Boss "Just Like Family" Piranhas s Riverr Monsters "Amazon Flesh Eaters" Riverr Monsters "Demon Fish" Riverr Monsters "Killer Snakehead" Riverr Monsters "Demon Fish" 184 282
INSP 68 Billy Graham
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Paid Program Inspiration Today Life Today
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Paid Program SecretsBible e Hall Lindsey Report Giving Hope
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HGTV 69 Holmes on Homes "Best Laid Plan" House Hunters House Hunters Property Virgins Property Virgins House Hunters Designed to Selll House Hunters (N) House Hunters (N) My Firstt Sale
s n e s e s y s y s e s do e e e My Firstt Place
y e 112 229
SS 71 SC:: Steve Spurrierr Braves Pre-game MLB Baseball Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves Site: Turner Field -- Atlanta, Ga. (L)
e s e Braves Post-game Braves Post-game MLB Baseball Washington vs Atlanta
s s 437 649
E! 72 5:00 Young & Vanished
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The Daily 10 (N) E! Investigates "Curse of the Lottery 2" The Kardashians The Kardashians Fashion Police The Soup
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Chelsea Lately (N) E! News s 114 236
TVL 73 Alll in the Family Alll in the Family Sanford and Son Sanford and Son Sanford and Son Sanford and Son Raymond
n e y n e y d d n d d n d d n d d n d Raymond d < How Stella Gott Herr Groove Back ++ ('98) Taye Diggs, Angela Bassett.
w a e 106 301
WE 74 Charmed "Witchstock" Charmed "Prince Charmed" Golden Girls
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Golden Girls 128 260
VH1C 76 5:30 < Three Amigos! ++ ('86, Com) Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Steve Martin. VH1 Classic "One Hit Wonders Dance" < Back to School +++ ('86) Burt Young, Sally Kellerman, Rodney Dangerfield. Thatt Metall Show Behind the Music
0 e 1 ko w d e c 163 337
WGN 77 America's Funniestt Home Videos Dharma & Greg Dharma & Greg Old Christine
s e s a g a g d e d
Old Christine e Curb Enthusiasm Entourage
b m e N s
WGN News Scrubs s Scrubs s 239 307
< Batman ++ (1966, Action) Burt Ward, Cesar Romero, Adam West. < Down Periscope +++ ('95) Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Film School "Jeff & < Bachelorr Party ++ (1984, Comedy) Tawny Kitaen, George Grizzard, Tom
FMC 103 133 258
Adventures of Caped Crusader. Kelsey Grammer. A crew of misfits participate in war games. Jackie Schaffer" Hanks. An insecure woman attends her fiance's bachelor party.
CSN SportsNite (L) NCAA Football Miami vs. Ohio State n
Talkin Footballl The Dawg Reportt College Coaches SportsNite
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DISN 19 Good Luck Charlie Hannah Montana Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb < The Adventures off Sharkboy and Lavagirl ++
d k e h a s d b s d b e s y d :40 Life on Deck :05 H.. Montana Hannah Montana Wizards
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ENC 150 :05 < Rudy +++ (1993, Drama) Ned Beatty, Charles Dutton, Sean Astin.
5 < Passengers + ('08, Dra) Patrick Wilson, Anne Hathaway. :35 < Sphere ++ ('98, Sci-Fi) Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Dustin Hoffman. Movie
5 e 340 526
WEST 155 5:50 Cheyenne :40 Have Gun
0 e 0 e n :05 Gunsmoke "Harper's Blood"
5 < Pockett Money ++ ('72, Com) Lee Marvin, Paul Newman. :45 < Gunsmoke:: Return to Dodge ++ James Arness. :20 < Doc ++ ('71, West) Stacy Keach.
5 no 0 342 529
HBO 400 5:00 < I Spy + :45 < Bride Wars ++ ('09) Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson. :15 Boardwalk E.. < Sex and the City ++ (2008, Comedy) Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker.
0 5 e 5 k x d e Boxing HBO After Dark (L) 300 501
MAX 419 Movie e < Superr Troopers +++ ('02) Kevin Heffernan. :15 < A Serious Man +++ ('09) Richard Kind, Sara Lennick, Michael Stuhlbarg. < Sherlock Holmes +++ ('09) Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr..
5 s k 310 512
SHOW 421 < The Score ++ ('01, Thriller) Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro. :15 < Everybody's Fine ++ ('09) Sam Rockwell, Robert De Niro.
e 5 s Weeds s e g
The Big C Weeds s e g
The Big C 318 537
TMC 438 Movie e < The Life Before Herr Eyes ++ ('08) Uma Thurman.
e e e < I Hate Valentine's Day ++ ('09) John Corbett.
e s < My One and Only +++ ('09) Kevin Bacon, Renee Zellweger.
y e d Movie e 327 544
STARZ 442 5:15 < Spy Game ++ ('01, Dra) Robert Redford, Brad Pitt. :25 < Beverly Hills Chihuahua + ('08) Drew Barrymore. < Michaell Jackson's This Is It +++ ('09) Michael Jackson.
5 y 5 y s s ss < 40 Days and 40 Nights ++
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