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CHICAGO Cash-strapped
communities have amessage for
corporations thatpromisedjobsin
retumfortaxbreaks: Adeal's a deaL
So whenthe companycame up
66 workers short in 2009, Target
got word its next taxbill would be
jumping almost $600,000 more than halfofwhich goes to
teachers amipJ:ogran1S l:taV1e bl~en
from communities and states that
have longbent overbackwilTdto
lure companies and jobs byoffering abatements and other incentives - to the tune ofan estimated
after
Teacher Carrie Cox from Andrew High School in Tinley Park. III.. protests
May 6along with others opposing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's budget cuts and
new pension plan during arally acrossthe streetfrom the Illinois State
Capitol in Springfield. Many municipalities are taking back tax breaks from
companies who have gone back on their promises to supply jobs to their area.
skms comes even as companies
across the country struggle and
abroader backdrop of goveruments gettingtough onbusi.
ness practices.
What's more, the poor economy
has communities thinking about
howthe taxbreaks they dole out
will playwith residents who have
grownincreasinglyangry atthe
thought ofanythingthathints of
corporate welfare.
"TIlepublic is alot more aware
oftax abatements andthere's a climate ofskeptidsmaboutwhat can
be perceived as corporate hand-
GOP leader:
will
overcome problems.
United States will overcome
unite for the cornmongoc)d
Julie Ann Kilgore,48,was
takenfrom her Colorado
homeThesday,andshe escapedhersuspectedkidnapperandfonnerfiance, 50year-oldDenuis Gene Cox,
FtidayinLaramie,Wyo., authorities said. Cox, whoreportedlyfledLaramie, was
killedhourslaterin ashootout
withpoliceindowntownFort
Collins,Colo.
Plane mt. i.lI'n~
tosmolke
Driver found with
back-seat meth lab
aftertakeoff..
about 30 miles southeast of
Nashville, called police because the car was sitting at
the pump for about an hour
on New Year's Day.
Will; inproigrel;s. Some
flight.
Fire ChiefAllen Swader told
GA.
gas purnps were shllt ott as a
Rap producer faces
murder charge
FAA watching
American Airlines
Jaslonl30ltoJ1!,<l.ys Stewartwas
The Federal Aviation
Administration is increasov€!rsi,ght of American
three
last month.
gument at Stewart'shomein
Hampton, about 30 miles
southeastofAtlanta.
The 28-year-old Stewart
is charged with murder and
was being held without
bond in the Henry County
jail Saturday. His first court
appearance is scheduled for
Jan. 12.lJ o!iice didn't lalow
whether Stewart has a
two landings, one in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 13, the
otherinAustin, Texas, on
Dec. 24. Andin Jamaica, a
plane overshot the nmway
during heavy rain Dec. 22.
The statement says that if
needed, the FAA will work
action.
outs:' said GeoffMcKimm, a
member ofthe Mouroe County
Councilin Indiana.
Withthat in mind, countyoffidals drewup an agreement with
Printpack, apackagingcompany,
that includesaprovision requiring
the companyto refund either
$197,000 or that year's abatement,
whichever is more, if:t:he number
ofemployees at a new factory falls
below140.
Anotherprovisionrequires
Printpacktorefundthe entire
abatementifit employsfewer than
75 people - agnarantee meant to
ments. Comro.UJlitiles ailsa, IDllyre-
DC gay-marriage
voke the entire abatement or onlya
portion ofit, while others sometimes simply rule outfuture abatements, LeRoysaid.
Finally, some communities crack
down oncompanies quietly, out of
concernthattheycouldscareoff
otherpotentialemployers, LeRoy
said. He saidthat fear persists even
thoughthere is no evidencethat
having or enforcmgclawbacks poisons thebusiness climate.
"Wewere toldthat we were going
to ruin Topeka's abilitytoattract
businesses; we'd give Thpekaa
blackeye:' said James Crowl, assistant countycounselorinShawnee
County, where last year officials
approved a settlementthat callsfor
Target to pay $200,000 ayear for 10
years after failingto create as many
jobs as it had agreedto.
So what happened?
"Lastyear we openeda Home
Depot distribution center right
next door:' said CountyCounselor
RichEckert.
.
InDeKalb, someofficialswere
concemedaboutsendingabad •
messageto otherbusinessesconsideringlocatingthere, saidGallagher,
the alderman. Buthe didn'tbuyit.
"We are 65 miles from Chicago
(and) ifsomeone wants tolocate
120 miles from Chicago, I can't
stop them:' he said.
And don't expect communities
to backdown soon, officials said.
"Thereis muchrnore (language)
tiedto jobs nowbecause ofeconomy:' said Lee Garrity, citymanager
in.Winston-Salem, N.C., wlrich
alongwiththe surroundingcounty
is sharingmore than $26 million
that computer giant DeRInc. paid
after announcing it will closeits
assemblyplant next year.
Garritysaidofficials are thinking
about provisions that are even
more specific.
"We are discussingwhether we
needto require the jobs ofthe
companygo to peoplewho live in
the city:' he said.
ants license
Craig Dean paved
.the way for city,'s
legalization
WASHINGTON - Craig
Dean's first weddingwas
attendedbythousands, and
as he recited his vows, gay
couples behindhinl on
ConstitutionAvenue
echoed their own.
It was 1993, and Deanand
boyfriend PatrickGillheadlinedwhat was billedas the
largest gay marriage ceremony at thetlme. Dean, 29,
and Gill, 26, were celebrities
after suingthe cityof
Washington for denying
them amarriage license.
TIley'dbeen on CNN, were
profiledinThe Washington
Post and sat onOpral1's
couch.
Andthoughtheylost
their landmarkcase, the city
laS1:monthfinallydidwhat
ithadrefused to doback
then: Legalize gaymarriage.
Dean, who nowlives in
South Carolinaandnms a
talent agencyfor gay and
lesbianspeakers, saidhe
criedwhenhe readthe
news.
"Theyowe me amarriage
license:' he said.
The lawstillhas to survive a reviewbyCongress,
which has final sayover the'
district's laws. Lawmakers
appearunlikelyto intervene
though, so gay couples
couldbe marryinginWashington legally this time by March. It wouldbe the
sixthplaceinthe country
where gaymarriages are allowed. And Dean, who carries bittersweet memories
ofhis and Gill's pioneering
effort, wants the first spot in
line.
Deanand Gillwere not
practiced advocates:when
they appliedfor amarriage
licenseinNovember 1990.
Deanhad just graduated
from Georgetown University's lawschool. Gillworked
inthe men's accessories department ofMacy's, selling
pens andumbrellas.
But Deanwas "young and
brashand ambitious and
forthright:' said their
lawyer, WilliamEskridge Jr.,
and Gill, tlloughless publiclyconfident, was
"channing" and a "babe:'
Theymade for amodel
case, Eskridge said.
"It was reallythe first
lawsuit ofthis new era:' said
Associated Press
Craig Dean holds aphoto of himself with
Patrick Gill. during an interview Dec. 201 at/Jean's !101T1e
Socastee. S.C. Dean and Gill'" ""r! H,,,
D.C.. in 1990 for the right to
landmark case five years later,
Eskridge, a Georgetownlaw
professor at the time who
nowteaches at Yale University.
Just filing for the marriage license made many establishedgaygroups angry.
Somethought the pair was
askingfor too much and
feared a backlash. Lambda
Legal Defense FUJldexecutive director Tom Stoddard
calledtheir challenge
"shortsighted:' Washingtonwas "probablythe
worst jurisdiction iIi the
country" to tryto legalize
same-sex marriage, said
Stoddard, an influential
advocate who died ofAIDS
in 1997. Let other places do
it first, he urged, then
comebackto the city.
Deandidn't back down,
drawing motivationfrom
the time Gillwas rushed to
thehospital andDean hurriedtothe emergency
room, onlyto betold he
couldn't see hispartner. If
theywere married, things
wouldbe different, Dean
thought. So he researched
the city'slaws and was
convinced nothing in the
code prevented themfrom
getting married.
The lawsuit went onfive
years. mtimately, a threejudge panelofthe D.C.
marriage will not make it
one:'
For Dean, the defeatwas
personal. Forhis boyfriend,
he believes, itwas crippling.
GillhadAIDS, andthe travel
and the pressure ofthe case
affectedhis health, Dean
said.
"Hewas reallyholding on
inthe hopes that we would
win:' Deansaid. "Atterwe
lost, he sort oflet go:'
Gill died in June 1997, just
over twoyears after the decision. He is btiriednext to
Dean'sfather in a Long Island cemetery.
"Whether it becamelegal
ornot, he was myhusband:'
Deansaid. "If any:fuing it
was amarriage inthe way
we livedour lives:'
In Dean's garage sit five
boxes with typedbriefs,
notes andletters from the
case. A marriage rights banner he helped carryin
marches in San Francisco
andWashington is inhis attic.
His current partner, photographer John Blevins, told
hinlnot to crywhenthe district passedits lawlast
month; he shouldbe proud.
Blevins and Deanmet severalmontl1S ago onablind
date, but their romance has
IDovedfast. OnChristmas,
Blevins put aringin Dean's
stockingandasked, "Would
you do tllehonor of marryingme?"
"Yes:' Deansaid, as long
as he gets arealWashington
wedding.
Andhe has amessage for
the marriagebureau: "The
first name onthe list should
be the one who is waiting 20
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At the very least, we hope all
sure that stucome to school ready to
learn: They are well nourished,
well rested, they've done their as~
signments, and they understand it
is their responsibility to follow
school rules and respect their
amlooldng at a gift "check"
provided to my office by the
•PTA, fo'$5,9)2,448.50. It', ,
staggering figure.
And honestly, the
value is actually far
higher.
The symbolic check
reflects the 283,307
hours of volunteer
service provided by
PTA members to
schools at 64 sItes
countyWide during
the 2008-09 school
year, pegged at the
U.S. Department of
Labor's rate delineated
Guest
for volunteers.
It does not include a
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single penny of all the
fund-raising that PTA
member conduct on top of that
figure.
If schools had to cornpensate for
the volunteer PTA services, they
might actually have had to pay an
even higher amount, so we have to
consider $5.9 million the very minimum in terms of true dollar value.
But value goes beyond dollars.
The kind of support that PTA
members provide is very hard to'
quantify because it reflects the
type of quality interaction with
students that can grow in geometric proportion:
It is the one-on-one attention to
a child in need. It isthe extra hand
that enables a project to reach
completion. It is the paperwork or
copying or filing that frees a
I
,",""A'Th, will make
active parental involvement to make that happen. And
most important point: If
parents do only that, theyhavereally done enough.
But many parents want to do
more. PTA members are active
over-achievers on this score. They
a difference every day, to
their children, their classrooms,
their schools.
I congratulate the PTA for more
than a century of hard work on imPOl:taIlt issues that make the world
our children. For this
n""t ,,'a"" alone, the entire commuhumbled by the $5.9 million
in volunteer servic~s that helped
our schools in such challenging
Bill
Cirone
A LEEENTERPlUSES NEWSPAPER
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m
to
"thank you" seemsinadthe task, but thank you
we do. I believe that the work of the
PTA is valuable in ways that cannot
be measured, but this "check" for
$5,932,448.50 represents one form
of measurement that is tangible
beyond dispute.
The entire commnnityis grateful.
Bill Cirone is SantaBarbara County
superintendent ofschools. Contact
himat [email protected]
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Sclt1w:arzen(~gg:erapparent-
severely
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No sanctuary
for criminals
to the task.
New year" new dlec~lde, and
SantaMaria's mayor must accept responsibility for the escalation of gang- related violence
plagtling this city. After all, the
most northern Santa Barbara
County town has earned the title
"Sanctuary City" while ouhis
watch.
'
According to the Web site Ohio
Jobs & Justice PAC, SantaMaria
earned its Sanctuary City desigllation in 2008 after a local anti-illegal
immigration activist contacted the
site with information about the
city's immigration policies. This
designation, while disputed by city
officials, still stands, however, be..
cause Santa Maria refuses to engage
ICE in its policing. Consequently,
the Police Department has become
ineffectual in dealing with the
enormous influx ofillegal aliens,
and the resultant tidal wave of
gang -related crime.
Another key player in this das"
tardly concoction of protecting
criminals at all cost is Councilwoman Hilda Zacharias, who has
made it known she will stand by
illegal ~ alien criminals and clamor
for their so - called rights. She has
repeatedly queried the police
chief in open forum over how illegals are treated during arrest, and
has 'emphatically stated these
criminals must be afforded every
protection under our U.S. laws.
It's no wonder why Santa Mari ~
ans feel so hopeless about the
Give
Mallard
their home ha~Te [10\\' fO'Ul1(Htlerrlselves in the trencJtles
httl'H'"'''' and are wond,,!rmlg "lATho
will rescue
SantaMaria
lobbied by the Conference of
Catholic Bishops to, if necessary,
health- care reform altorather than vote for any bill
dollars to be used to
abc)rtion, or related women's
health procedures. These lobbying
efforts have included threats to
withhold sacraInents, effectively
excommunicating from the
and condemning to hell,
congressmen whose positions are
viewed as incompatible with those
of the Vatican.
Freedom of religion is a two-way
Contrary to what the reli ~
would have us believe, our
republic has far more to fear from
tyranny of the religious than do
they from the government.
RobertM.Hoffman
SantaMar,ia
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John lankford.
Contributing Editor, Can be
reached bye-mail at:
[email protected]
Sunday, January 3, 2010 I TIMES' AS
rej~cts
KABUL AchastenedPresident
HamidKarzaimust submitnew
minister.
QaslnlM:hgarsaid. "Thiswas the
war effort.
Karzaihasdefendedhischoices,
whichhe announcedlatelastmonth
after severaldelays. He saidhis proposedCabinetrepresented abalance ofthe nation's ethnicfactions.
Butparliamentariansweren't
happy. Theycomplainedthe list
lookedtoomuchlikethe existing
Cabinet and spelledanotherfi-ve
years ofbusiness as usualfor the
Karzaigovernment, whichhasbeen
criticizedasbeingcorruptandineffective.
Of the 12incumbentministers
Karzalsoughttoretain, the parliament approvedonlyfive: Defense
Minister Gen. AbdulRahiInWardak; IntenorMinister HanifAt:mar;
FinanceMinister Omar Zaldillwal;
Agriculture Minister Muhammad
AsrrRahiIni; andEducationMinister GhulamFarooqWardak.
KarzaihadwantedtokeepWater
andPowerMinister IsrnailKhan, a
warlordinHerat province during
the civilwar ofthe 1990swhoretaiIlS considerablelocalpower. Crit:'
ies saidkeepingKhanprovedKarzai
remainedbeholdentoregional
powerbrokers atthe expenseofthe
country's nat1onalinterests. Khan's
nominationwas narrOwlydefeated.
Hadhebeenseated, Khanwould
not have beenthe oplywarlordin
Karzai's government. The twovice
presidents - Mohammad Qasim
Fahimand Karim Khalili - areboth
fonnerwarlords widelybelievedto
have lootedAfghanistanfor years.
Karzailikelyputthemonhis ticket
to win votes fromtheirminority
ethniccommunities.
Theparliament'srejectionofthe
omywomanonKarzai's current
team - Minister ofWomen'sAffairs
Husn Bano Ghazanfar - was an
list
Karzai's selections.
An Afghan parliament member votes for the ne~J ca!bimltS,'lturday
Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan parliament hpo'::ln \.If'ltlr\O
Karzai's list of nominees for his new ",all!! " " .
parliamenttodaybecause they
didn't justthi,rikabouttheirregioni'
he said. "Theydidn't just think
abouttheirlanguage. Theywere
votingfor thenationtoday.'
He too suggestedthat Karzai
mighthave expectedthe rebuke.
"Maybe Karzaihas a1readyse:lectedotherpeopleforthesemin. istries, knowingthesewouldnotbe
approvedi'he said.
Karzaihassaidhewillmal<enew
nominations for anyunfilledposts,
buiit is unclearwhenhewillsubmit
newnomineesorwhenaparlia.
mentaryvotewillbe held.
Also Saturday,theAfghanelectioncommission chiefsaidparllamentaryelections wouldbeheldas
scheduledonMay 22 despite widespreadinternationalconcernthat
the country's electoralsystemneeds
refonn.
communityto meet the election's
estimatedbudgetof$120 million. It
was not clear whether the vote
wouldor couldbeheldrrdonor
appoint womento sub-Cabinet
levelpositionsandhintedhe had a
womaninmindas head ofthe new
Ministry ofLiteracy, one of two new
ministries hehas askedtheparliamenttocreate.
Despite their demandfor fresh
bloodinthe Cabinet, thelawmal<ers
approvedonlytv\lo of12newnames
Karzaisubrnitted.
"I'msure that Karzaiused atrick
herebyintroducingsomeunlmown
people - completelynewfaces that nobodyknew anyfuing abouti'
saidAkhgar, the analyst.
Karzai didnotpropose anominee
. observed.
u.s. aidtlO the~ country.
Somali charged in
harlds (iugfor :SllrIlivors Satand crushe,dlo.:lgirlgs - the
the foot ofa cliffside covered
withrainforest.
Remains early
1900s plane found
COPENHAGEN - An ax~elding Somalimanwith
suspectedal-QaidaJinks was
chargedSaturday:withtwo
countSofattemptedmurder
afterbreakingintothe home
ofaDanish artist whose
weeks onpreliminary
charges ofattemptingto
murderthecartoonist,as
wellasthe policeofficerwho
shot him..
Efforts toprotectthe artist
. -74-year-oldKurtWestergaard
steppedup, as hewas moved
to anundisclosedlocation.
The suspect, describedby
authorities as a28-year-old
Somaliwithtiesto al-Qaida,
allegedlybroke intothe
houselate Fridayarmedwith
anaxandaknife. The house
isinAarhus, Denmark's secondlargestcity, 125miles
(200 kilometers) northwest
alone, andmaybeitwas a
suddendecision;' Scharftold
DanishbroadcasterTV2. He
was not inunediEl.telyavailable for further comment.
Westergaard, whohas
beenthe target ofseveral
deaththreats sincedepicting
the Prophet Muhammad
withabomb-shapedturban,
hasbeenunderround-thecldckproteetionbyDanish
police since Feb:rumy2008.
Whenheheard someone
tryingtobreal<intohis home,
hepressedan alarm andfled
to aspeciallyrnade safe
room. His five-year-old
granddaughter was also in
thehouse atthetime.
Officers arrivedtwominutes later andtriedto arrest
the assailant. Hethreatened
the officers withthe ax, and
oneofficerthen shot him in
thehandandknee,Preben
NielsenoftheAarhus police
said.
Nielsensaidthe man's
woundswere serious but not
life-threatening.
Westergaardcouldnotbe
reachedfor comment, buthe
toldhis employer - the Jyllands-Postennewspaper - .
thatthe assailant shouted
"Revengel" and "Bloodl" as
he triedto enterthebathroomwhereWestergaard
hadsoughtshelter.
"It was scary. It was close
- reallyclosei' he said, accordingtothe newspaper's
Website.
The Somaliman, whose
name cannotbereleasedbecauseofacourt order, was
accompaniedbyalawyer. He
arrivedatthecourtinAarhus
fromthehospitalwhere heis
beingtreated, and deniedthe
charges.
.
"He will be in custodyfor
four weeks, andinisolation
fortwo (ofthose);' saidChief
Superintendent OleMadsen
inAarhus. Hesaidthe suspectwouldbe m6vedto a
prisoninAarhus, whichhas
medicalfacilities.
Defeuselawyer Niels
ChristianStrausstoldreporters outside the court he
hadurgedhis clienttoremain silent to allowmore
timeto examinethe evidence.
DanishPrime Minister
Lars LoekkeRasmussen
ThebellsofanItallimRe-
cartoonist
ble;'
"This is not onlyanattack
011 KurtWestergaardbutalso
groupal-Shabab,deniedthe
man was member ofthe
group, butsupportedhis alleged attack onthe cartoonist.
anattackonourQpensociety
andour democracyi'he said
in astatement.
iststo drawMuhammadas a
ror-related.
was the subject of an alleged
and other Westememin eastemJll1<:ai Scharf
thatis directedat Denmark
lar!'
Scharfsaidtheman is slis-
beenunder PET's surveil-
againsttwoChicagomen
who allegedlyplalmedto kill
him andnewspaper's fonner
culturaleditor. That trialhas
notyetbegun.
In2008, Danishpolice arrestedtwo Tunisian men
suspectedofplottingto kill
Westergaard. Policefailedto
substantiatethe charges and
neither suspect was prosecuted, Onewas deported and
the otherwas releasedMondayafter animmigration
l;!oardrejectedPET's effQrts
to expel him from Denmark.
their trash containers
OwnerslI!.llanagers ofmulti-unit dW{~lJinhs
their haulers
Christ.mas
tree f(!cYiclirlg details.
Most ofthemoumers at
Notre-Dame-de-'laDefense
195 N Thompson Ave. Suite 3 .
. Nipomo, eA 93444
Phone (805) 929·5000
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two to recover. That means
Continued from
Bothfear voter revolt in an
election year, CI"eatJ
InaDec. 221ettertoHouse
eralreimbursementrarefor
educationand socialservice
healthcostsfor other states.
cense me andone-tUneinfusions ofcashfrom the federal
Bob Melena takes to his rooif Saturclav i:OfEll110lve Christmas decorations from his house in Santa Maria.
UN
suchas the tall woodwhen di'lmantled.
When BobMelenaat-
leduntil achunkbroke off.
"It's OK;' StephanieMelenasaid. "I'mthinking of
doing aNativitytheme next
year;' and she's already commissionedher son andhusbandto fashion newprops.
Packing up the Christmas
cheer usually takes the Me-
lena family a full day, inchiding severaltrips from
the house to their business,
where the decorations are
stored.
"It's wortbit because people appreciateit;' Stephanie
Melenasaid. "Andthekids
love it and I just love it?'
suchas the in-home care
willbe.ginin July. Com-
ments.
"Wereducedservices to
PLOT:
letter. "C,ilil,()rniaisnmll/fuced
witha decisionto eliminate
Continued from
00, andtlllittJ1is gltoup - al.,;
he said.
Officials have saidAbdulAsenior administration
officialhad said the United
Abdulmutallab and an alQaida affiliate, but Obama's
statement was the
u.w,a
LV""'''' Situation
States.
Obama has orde1:ed a
Room and from his homecause of U.S. actions but
!?ec,ausl~thl~ w(alld-be at-
"Weknowthathetrav-
qptobeuncomfortabIe
hearingsbefore Congress
'cation
amoriganti.ct
ragencies
andsweepingchanges expectedunder Oba11Ia's
watch.
Obamanotedthat inrecerityears, the al-Qairuiaffiliate inYemen bas bombed
.governmentfacilities there
as well as Westemhotels,
restaurants and embassies.
Ariattackonthe U.S. Embassy in 2008 killed one
American.
"So, as president, I've
made it a priority to
strengthen our partnership
with the Yemeni govemment - training and
equipping their security
forces, sharing intelligence
and working with them to .
strike al- Qaida terrorists;'
he said.
, The United States provide(lYemen $67 million in
training and support under
the Pentagon's counterterrorismprogramlastyear.
OnlyPakistangot more,
with some $112million.
Obama saidthe money
hadbeenwellspent: "Training camps have beenstruck,
leaders eliminated, plots
disrupted. And allthose involvedinthe attempted act
ofterrorism on Christmas
oversees
and Afghanistan told reporters in Baghdad on Friday that U.S. counterterrorism aid to Yemen would
more than double in the
year ahead. Gen. David Petraeus said Yemen was
struggli:i:lg to overcome
many challenges, including
declining oil revenues and
an insurgency making full
use ofthe country's rugged
terrain.
"Al.cQaidaare always on
the lookout for places where
theymight be ableto put
downroots;' he said.
Petraeus arrivedinYemen
on Saturdayandmetwith
President AliAbdullah
Saleh, aYemeni government
officialsaid. The official
spoke
ditionof
anon
cause he was
not authorizedtotaikto the
press.
Security officials in
Yemen said Saturdaythe
government deployed several hi..mmed extra troops
to two mountainous eastem provinces that are alQaida's main strongholds
in the country and where
Abdulmutallab may have
visited.
seek new ways to attack
ogytoprotectflightsfroll1
the type ofexplosives attack
attempted onChristmas.
The suspect, Umar
Faro1..JkAbdulmutallab, apparentlyassembled an explosive device, inclu
grams ofPentrite, or
,
inthe aircraft toilet of aDetroit-boundNorthwest
flight, thenplannedto detonate itwith a syringeof
chemicals. Passengers intervened' andthe plan
failed.
"What's disturbing about
this is we're almost nine
years after 9/11 andbillions
National Counterterrorism Center Director
minder ofthat Urreat.
Leiter saidin a statement
. .,
ofdollars have beenspent
andwe don't have in place.a
syStemwbichcanmakeus
safe inthe air:' Kushrier,
chairofthe school's CriminalJustice Departmenttold
The AssociatedPress.
"You'llnever be able to
hardenthe targets to rule
out terrorist activity. But we
needto spendmore money
and have more concentration enthe dangers inthe
skies?'
AssociatedPresswriterJockie
Q].dnncorztributedto this
report.
Santa MariaTimes
- - - Lee Central Coast Newspapers - . -
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dead.
Witnesses told the CHP
that Stutts was seen
100
Avenue, east ot JHif(hViray
when he lost ,",VJ.!U'LJl<IlHU
plclwed llL1to a wooden
that borders the Or-
said.
Town Orcutt.
Autilitypole and several
feet ofwoCldenfencingwere
splintered by the impact, and
large gouges were visIble in
the dirt infront ofthe Orcutt
Ranchmobile home park. A
Time Warner
broadcast
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SECTION
SUNDAY
January 3, 2010
ureA
dssho
101widening
priority on
schedule
BY SAiII WOMACK
STAFFWRITER
[email protected]
SantaBarbaraCountyofficials
are
the Measure A
the.
cash-flowscenariothatprioritized
the Highway101wideningproject
See MEASURE A I B3
Motorists passthrough asection
$53 million freeway construction project
Halls deck the house with railroad memories
unds, sports fields
areas all included
he revenue increase
George Hall of Lompoc picks up his
child. Hall has alarge train set display in his living room that he only
puts up around Christmas time. He has been collecting pieces since he was akid.
s until t
It'
Ii
ve
BY JULIAN J. RAMos
STAFF WRITER
jramf)[email protected]
Itis not 0
Georgean
crease.
Even fun new site."! such as the NewCuyarna
pool, whichhas onlybeenopentothepublic
mildbe changedfrom afree ener.
ommunityPark, which was
added
untyparks systemin February,
wouldcontinuecharging sports groups through
prearrangedagreements, butunscheduled
.
rfielduse.
day, teams wmlld
pay $150, andformultiple fields, the fee would
00$300.
Camping at prime spotsinthe CachumaLake
and Jalama Beachcampgrounds would cost
$30 anight - andbasic campsites
wouldjumpto $25 anight duringthe peak
campingseason.
Otherwisecampsiteswouldremain at the
hoHdayseasonfor
C
scaledaccessoriesisup
andrunningintheir Lompoc living room.
lIIt'salotofwork;
.
75,has
~upbistrainconection aroundthefamilyChristmas tree.
FeaturedintheHalls's living room are
andtheir ears
1950 and are in
See fEESl 83
Lorn oc
q
ifies for
freer on
g
linked to cancer
1\1'l"\,nr health issues
of52years, saiditisnot
the Christmas seasonuntilthe displayc;:ompletewithatrainstation, atown, and
manyother b
running.
Set-up of the displaybegins the day afterThanksgiving, andcantakeup to a
week anda halfto complete, George said.
It staysupuntiljust afterNewYear's
Day, whenit is pickedup and storeduntil
thenext Christmas season.
The exh1bithas become adrawfor
[email protected]
mountainwith apair of
chickenwire andplaster
ofParis was built by George andhismothermorethan 30 years ago.
The Halls movedto Lompoc in1963 after George workedfor six years at a Santa
Mariaranch.
Georgeworkedfor what is now Celite
and Maryworkedfor the Hallmarkgreetingeardcompany.
Sillce1945, there have onlybeentwo
Christmases, bothinthe ~950s, when
George didn'tpntup thetrain display.
Thecouple, who have asonanda
daughter andfive grandchildren, met ona
blinddate inSantaBarbarawhile she was a
beauty-school student andhewas in the
NavY SeaBees stationedat PortHueneme.
The trainthemebegins at thefront
door, where there is a train -shaped1nailboxand continues into George's office,
.where aminiature train collectionis displayed.
Christmas decorations onthe lawnin.eludeinflatable trains and a train with
lights.
beingsnrveyedbythe
sta1~~6~:~~h~isblicHealthandthe
Cali-
arelmown to have geologicalformations containing elevatedlevels ofuranium and an
See RADON I 83
Sunday, January 3, 2010 I TIMES· B3
CENTRAL COAST
e
ner announce deal
BY RYAN NAlwlIlIIM
ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOSANGELES,~
Football
fans and"AmericanIdol"
devotees canbreathe asighof
relief. FoxandTimeWamer
Cablehavereachedadealin
principlethatwillkeepthe
networkonthecable
providerafterFoxthreatened
topulltheplugoverafee dispute.
Fiiday'sagreement,Which
includedBrightHouseNetworks,endedaweekofpublic
spaningthathadsomeviewersworriedthey'dmiss Fiidaynight's Sugar Bowl, Saturday's CottonBowland
Sunday'sprofessionalfootballlineup, aswellas an array
ofotherprogra:pmrlng.
Foxhadbeenthreatening
toforce TimeWamerCable
andBrightHousetodropthe
FoxbroadcaStsignalfrom
Foxwantedtobepaid$lper
cablesubscribereachmonth
forthe broadcastsignalithad
oncegivenawayfreelyfrom
the stationsit owns. Other
Foxaffiliatestationsthat are
ownedbydifferentcompanieshadalreadycut dealsto
bepaidbycableoperatorsfor
afraction ofthat fee.
"We'repleasedthat, after
monthsofnegotiations, we
wereabletoreachafuir agreementwithTimeWamerCable ~ onethatrecognizesthe
value ofourprogtannning;'
said ChaseCarey,cbiefoperatirigoffi~
Chief Executive GlennBritt .
saidhewas "happytohave
reachedareasonable deal
withnodisruptioninprograrnmingfor ourcustomers?'
Politicians andregulators
hadgotteninonthe dispute,
especiallybecauseFoxsends
itssignalsoutfreelyonpublic
airwavesonafrequencyit
obtainedfornothing,with
the obligationthatitservethe
publicinterest.
FederalConnntmications
Commission Cbainnan
Julius Genachowskicongratulated.bothcompaniesand
hisstaffforthedeal.
BntSen. JohnKerry,DMass., raisedconcerns about
theeffectivenessofa1992
cablelawthat allows broadcastersto seekcompensation
fromcable andsatellite operatorsfottheirsignals.
"1 willreachoUtto both
parties,theFCC andconsmneradvOcatesto assess
lessonsleamedfrom this dis-
When completed, the draft strategic
plan will bebrought to severaladvisory
boardsandtheSBCAGboardforfinal '
Continued from page 81
approval.It canbe amendedwithfu,.
ture funding changes.
on a 9-4 vote.
Another point ofconcern was that
Countysupervisors Doreen Farr and
Janet Wolf,.santaBarbaraMayor Marty the adopted scenario tentatively alloBloomand GoletaMayor Roger Aceves cated Regional Surface TransportationProgram funds (R8TP) to the
voted againstthe project delivery sceHighway 101 widening project, just in
nario atthe Dec. 17 meeting.
case matching funds are not avail"1 think there was a level ofdiscomfort because they felt they didn't able.
SBCAGstaffhas estimatedthat
have all the information;' explained
nearly $40 rrilllionin Measure Aand
SBCAG Director Jim Kemp. "But it
matching dollars likelywillbelost due
was only a chance for staff to see if
tothepoor economyduringthe early
they were heading in the right direcyears ofthe loealtax'slife.
tion for the strategic plan."
M SURE A:
Continued from page 81
74 people, butifthenewfees
,are approved, there wouldbe
ablanket $60fee for all
groups mder 75 people.
In comparisons presented
bythe
the prop
. keepthe
countyWl
range ofsimilar jurisdictions.
proposed newbuilding.
Theitemwascontinuedat
map, he said.
Radonexposurecanbe deadly. After
tobacco smoking,radonis the second
Continued from page 81
leadingcause oflmgcancer in America, according to the U.S. Environmenincreasedchance ofhighindoor levels
talProtectionAgency.
,ofradon, said Ron Owens, a DepartThe EPAestimates 21,000 deaths a
'ment ofPublic Healthspokesman.
year causedbyradon.
ASantaBarbaraCountyradon-poMost ofthe indoor radon in Santa
•tentialmapwas developedin1996.
Barbaraand Ventura comtiesis caused
However, there was insufficient
by Rincon shale, a type ofstone, and
radontestinginformationfor the
the lower andupper Monterey FormaLompoc area, Owens wrote in an etion geologic tmits inthe Cuyama
mail.
Further tests indicated Lompoe may Basin, accordingto Owens.
Olderbuildings canbe especially
have areaswith higher potentialofprosusceptible to buildups ofthe gas. The
ducing elevatedindoor radon.
TIle surveyis meant to locate radon .Veterans MemorialBuildinginLomhot spots in the Lompoc area to better poe, for example, has beentestedfor
define the radon potential and to up- radonlevel<; in the past.
Screeningprograms typicallylast
date the existing radon potential
RADON:
GOVERNMENT CALENDAR
Monday
GroverBeachCfty
CounciI- 6:30p.m.,
councilchambers, City
Hall, 154S. Eighth St.,
Grover Beach
Annually, SBCAeYreceivesabout
$3.5 millionin RSTPfromthe federal
govemment. Projects are proposed,
then chosenbythe SBCAGboardfor
funding.
Most recently, the UnionValley
Parkwayextension andinterchange
Were chosenbythe SBCAGboard.
However, Kemp saidifRSTPfunds
have been soekedawayfor the Highway101wideningproject, other future
projects maybe dropped due to alack
ofmoney.
There is a good chance ofgetting
matchingfunds from state andfederal
sources, hut Kemp saidithelps to
alreadyhavefunding for theproject.
$2 milliontowardthe center.
The county's emergency
operations divisionhasbeen
operatingincrampedmod- ,
ular buildings, andinpast
emergenciesithas takenat
least twohours to get the
.
running.
,countystaff
has estimatedthe costofthe
new emergencycenterat
ghfinal
willbe
,accordreport.
0 theitem
Appr
would also includea
$3.6 million contract to MelchioriConstructionCo., a
localvendor.
Additionally, the supervi-
FEES:
pute andwhat,ifany,
changestolawarenecessary;'
Kerrysaidina statement.
Foxsaiditcouldnolonger
give awayits stations' signals
to cablecompaniesbecause
the networkis facing stiff
competitionfromcable
channels,suchastheWalt
DisneyCo;sESPN,Which
eamsubscnberfees ontop of
advertisingdollars.
That dnalrevenue stream
allowedESPNto oUtbidFox
for high-pricedevents such
asthe collegefootball Bowl
ChampionShip Seri~ -inc
dOrangeBowlthat
arenowonl<bx - from2011
to20n.
TimeWamerCable, inthe
meantime, hadvowedtohold
theline oncablebillincreases, andsaidtheVast ofrnajorityofviewerswhowentto its
Website, www.rolloverorget
tough.com,urgeditto "get
tough" andfight back against
highercosts.
sors will be receiving an estimatedone-hour report on
thecomty~worker~com­
pensationand generalliabilityprograrus.
The boardmeets at 9 a.m.
inthehearingroom onthe
fourth floor ofthe county
AdrninistrationBuildingat
105EastAnapamu Sf. in
SantaBarbara.
The public can address
the boardinpersonorbyusingtheremote audioand
video e,quipment atthe Betteravia Govemment Center
in SantaMaria.
For more information visit
the,boardOlllirie at comtyof
sb.org.
about sixmonths to a year, depending
onhowlong it takes for participantsto
returntheir test kits, he said.
Participating residents should receive their results directIyfromthe laboratorywithin afew weeks.
Dataanalysis andpreparationoftile
radonpotentialmap and accompanyingreporttakes about two years tobe
released.
The datawillbe available at
www.cdph.ca.govlhealthinfo/environ
healthidoeurnents!Iadonicalifornia
radondatabase.pdfinsUII1II1arized
form by July or August 2010.
For more information, or to participateinthe radon survey, callthe CalifomiaDepartment ofPublic Healthat
(916)449-5674.orvisitwww.cdph.ca
.gov!Iadon.
Ian Gonzaga/Staff
heli<;opter heads out to fight afire that brok~
outSatlJrd~IY m~ar F)ine Canyon Road and Highway 166
sparked on Pine
and east Highway 166
Fire crews expectedto be busyfor most ofSaturday
night andinto todaybecause ofavegetationfire that
sparkedeast ofSant1 Maria about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Thebla7..e remained at an estimated3.5 acres, but there
was a potentialfor the flames to spreadto more than
100acres, tile incidentcommander saidduring emergencyradiocommtmications.
An estimated.100firefighters from SantaBarbara and
SanLuis Obispocounties were onscene and plans were
discussedtobring in crewsfromVentura Countylater
Saturdaynight, accordingto radio dispatch.
Thefirewasburningat a slowpace in lightbrushonthe
north side ofPine Canyon Road, about 3miles east along
GUADALUPE
Woman suffers
milrlor injuries
Awgmansufferedminor
injuries Saturdayevening
when shefailedto n:Jake a
curveinthe4100block of
11thStreetin Guadalupe, accordingto SantaBarbara
Comtyfue officials.
Her vehicle veered offthe.
:45p.m.
female
said.
Shewas transported to
MarianMedicalCenter for
"verymildto moderate injuries;' saidcomtyfue engineerinspector BrianHayden.
Aseat belt was womand
the vehicle's airbag deployed,
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other dogs. House-trained, leash-trained and one """.1/ ",."
watchdog who will relax on your command. Rascal's "flaw"
is that he is white and burns easily so he can not outside
for long. Also he LOVES to be with people and other dogs,
Like rnost of us, he doesn't want to be left out of the fun.
The CCSPCA regularly updates its web site at: www.central
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Applications are also available online. Contact "'" """""',' at
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information call Jeannine at 937-1766.
A sl~eci:al tlhank yem g,oesto Dr. Brian Dicarlo, all of the oncology
Home Care, staff and nurses at Marian
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Arrangernimts are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral
Crematory.
and words of support may
Business news? E-mail
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Kevin
Merrill
On The
Farm
Fond
•
memorIes
as new year
replaces old
eWelcOmethenewyear as
our crews beginpruningthe
vines, removing last year's·
canes, leavingnewbuds that will
pushnewgrowthwhenthe weather
warms inearly spring.
Lookingbackat 2009, it is easyto
get caught upinthe challenges a slow
economybrings to us all. Wine sales
were down, andgrape production
was up, typical ofthe cycle growe~s of
all commoditiesfind themselves m
from year to year.
,
Iliketo lookbackon 2009 andremember all ofthe things I have to be
thankful for: Abeautiful, healthy
family, a job nove, alongwiththe
privilege ofliving on avineyard,pr?viding anidyllic place to live and raIse
ourkids.
111111
I remember weusedto get two
weeks offfor Christmas vacation
whenwe were goingto grammar
school. Kathleen and Claytonget a
three-week winterbreak, as itis
callednow.
SometiInesitwouldrainfor most
ofour Christmasvacation, making it
challengingfor Mom, becausewehad
to stayinside the house.
Most ofthe time, we were able to
go out andhelp my grandfather,
Smn, around the ranch. We would
always get up early so we could help
him feed the sheep first thing in the
morning.
Most ofthe time, the International
Harvester Cub tractor was left
hookedto atrailerwithawooden
bed. The bed was not flat, but had a
slight inclinefrom front toback. I
think John Henslick, who was acarpenter andlived justnorth ofus near
the cemetery, helpe.dmygrandfather
buildit.
I recall acoffee canwas hung onthe
fender ofthe Cub andwas usedto
carry tools. There was always apair of
pliers inthe coffee canthat we usedto
cut the wire holdingthe bales together.
My grandfather wouldmmallywait
for us to jump ontothe trailer before
neadingupto the bamto get the two
bales ofhaywe were goingto feed. I
remember him teacbingus to always
cut the wire near the mot soit would
beeasytopulloutfromthebales and
rollup.
As my brotber Dana and I got
older, we took turns driving, while
Smn stood up on the trailer and, using a pitchfork, fed the sheep flake
byflake. Smn used to call them a
"cake of hay."
The sheep, numbering around 60,
would come running andfollowus
lmtilthe last cake ofhaywas thrown
fromthe trailer. We wouldrepeatthe
whole process laterinthe afternoon.
We:liked to help aroundthe ranch,
especiallyifwe got to drive the tractor. Another jobthe trailer was used
for was hau]ingirrigationpipefrom
fieldto field. I canremember hauling
the heavy,four-inch, 20-foot sec-.
tionsofgalvanizedsteeIPerf-o-nun
pipe around the ranch. . .
Onetime,whenlwasWlthhim
pickingup the pipe inthe walnut
field, we cmne upwith agmne of
looking at eachother through the
pipe. Iwas too smallto helphimload
the pipe onto the trailer, and Istayed
at the lower endor the front of the
trailer near the tractor.
Hewas at the higher end, and
wouldpeer downthroughthepipe
and calltome. Iwouldlookback, a<; I
was just tall enoughto see him
throughthe pipe that was about three
feet offof the ground.
As soonas Dana and Iwere able to
operate the tractor safely by ourselves, he always let us drive. I Callstill
seehimsittingonthefront ofthe
trailer, withhis legresting onthe
hitch tellingus whichwaytogo.
Th~setwoweeks went by quickly
forus as wekeptbusy outside helpingmygrandfather, buildinganew
treefort or riding downthe hills inour
W
SeeFARM/85
Associated Press photos
Fisherman Joe Sava, 75, walks down Jodrey State Fish
abov~, on De~.17 in Glou~eS!er
Gloucester Fisherman's memorial statue. Many "old
remain captains of small fishing
and necessity. However, the truth is it is gettingtougher to persuade younger workers to
GIOILlce:ster. MeiSS., al,u. "'\J"V n, poses nearthe
in ttJe New IEngland area, [email protected] job out of love
Agingt
r
Schatvetsaid.
New England fishing
boats struggle
get fresh recruits
BY JAY LINDSAY
ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOSTON -Joe Sava'slegs
have absorbedthe ocean's pitch
androllfrom the deck ofafishing
boatfor fourdecades. Atage 75,
the GloucesterfisheID1a11 says
justtryingto stayupright at sea
canwear himdown.
"It takes atoU;' Savasays. "The
younger guys candoit?' . .
Troubleis, he and other-fisbing
boatcaptains say, not many
younger guys are workingNew
Englandwaters these days.
Fishermensaythatbecause of
years ofonerous regulations and
the rising, six-figure cost ofpermits ,fewer andfewer youngpeo.
pIe arebecomingboat capta11lS.
That'sleftlots ofoldsalts like
Sava doing the grueling job out of
bothlove andnecessity.
Andtheyworry about their .
ownsafetyandthe future ofan
industrythat has beenvitalto
New England's economyandits
very charactersince colonialdays.
"The door is sla:mmingshut;'
Savasays.
The NationalMarine Fisheries
Service does not keep statistics
011 fishermen's ages, but statefigures backup the seacaptains' ob~
servations. Since 2000, themedian age ofMassachusetts holders
ofcommercialfisbingpermits that is, boat owners and ownercaptains - has climbedfrom 46
nes that onlylm-ge corporate
trawlers will remain once the old-
intothe fishery;' she said.
said.
Sherman said he is strugl!llllll! 1:0 tifeflK even, but his ad<mr,,'c.,·i "~"'r,, aren't to blmne the fislling; restrictiOIlS, and
unililthir1gs cn,mg;e, young
pe()pll~ are ngm to stay away:
"Anyl)odly \11ho isn't bitten by
UWj" UL'_~~J shouldn't even
east has shl:unk a1Hesulit, tfllllIlg
to justunder 6010 work:ing
New device allows
card transactions
to be made on iPhone
BY iWllfEL Mm
ASSOCIATED PRESS
SANFRANCISCO- Jack
Dorseyrevolutionizeiionline socializingby-co-foundingTwitter
in2006. Nowhe wants to transform the waypeople exchange
money.
Dorseyis leadinga new startup
calledSquare. Itsfirst product resembles a cube: atiny credit card
teIDlinalthatplugs into the headphone jack ofaniPhone. The goal
is to make it ea<;ier to comp~ete a
credit card traIlSaction, whether
you're astreetvendor sellingTshirts or anindividualsettling a
lunchtab with amend.
Dorsey, who was Twitter's ~EO
until October 2008 andremmns
the socialnetwork's chairman,
saidhe cmne upwiththe ideafor
Square nearly ayear ago withJim
McKelvey, a glass artist who was
frustrated after losingout ona
$2 000 salebecausehe was unabie to accept acreditcardfrom a
customer.
The two startedbrainstoIDling
about howbusfuesses andindividuals couldquicklystart acceptingcredit, debit andprepaid
cards over the iPhone and other
number and convert it into all au-
Willo O'Brien, a . ner and illustrator, denn.clnstratE~s SI[juare on
iPhone on Dec.
Francisco. Square IS ade\Iicethelt lets
merchants transmit credit-carq transaction through an
actions.
servers so the lpurichase (~anbe fLU
reader that connects to acell
sent.
is common on all sorts ofcon-
from the phone, Dorseysaid.
Square also works withApple
Inc!s iPodTouch, and Dorsey
would like to soonhave its soft-
Inc. takes
PAYMENTS I 85
B5
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RetirementWrecking Move
Our tough economy has
forces.
rlUI:U.:lC;
well-chosen individual stocks to your
fund foundation. Check out the
approximate ave
return
over the past 20
knowu names: Schwab, 24 percent;
Lowe's,
cent;C
But remember - all your impressive gains can quickly ftzzle if you
start taking money out ofyour
retirement accounts.
Suppose'you take out $10,000 this
from retit:ement, and
Hasbro's on
Sesame Street
Hasbro(NYSE: HAS) spanks
larger rival MatteI on a quarterly
basis, so why not wrestle away a
key licensed property between quarterly financial updates?
Hasbro bas inked a 10-year deal
with Sesame Workshop, the Sesame
Street creator. Beginning in 2011,
Hasbro's Playskool will begin
putting out licensed toys featoring
Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster
and other popular characters.
MatteI is the company that consmners typically associa1;e with
Sesame Workshop characters, thanks
to its a9<{Uisition ofTickle
Me Elmo creator Tyco. Earlier this year, MatteI's CFO
disclosed that the Sesame
Street deal ranked among the top 10
licensing agreements in toyland.
Hasbro has been doing well
through its licensed lines, but it's
also been beneftting from the celluloid success of its Transformers and
GJ. Joe franchises. Both lines'
sununer film releases helped move
plenty ofHasbro-made playthings
this holiday season.
'
Hasbro is also working with Discovery Communications to reposition Discovery's fledgling children's
channel to better compete against
Disney and Viacom's Nickelodeon.
In a few years, Hasbro may very
well be the next Marvel, as it milks
its action stars, or a serious power
broker in the kid-programming
cable business.
Name That Company
As the Electric Boat Corp.,1 delivered my first submarine more than
acentury ago. I took my current name
in 1952 and am headquartered in Falls
Church, Va. My slogan is "Strength on
Your Side," and I specialize in business
aviation; land and expeditionarY c:ombat
systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information
systems and technologies. Names under my
roof include Gulfstream and Bath Iron Works.
manufactured products such ,as tanks, misgems, rockets, warheads, motors and,mpre. I
y more than 90,000 p~ople and rake in more
than $30 billion per year: Who am 17.
to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or
S~~~:~f2In::ve~, s:tm:ents (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries
to
or via regular mail c/o this newspaper, attn: The
we can't provide individualfinancial advice.
tOt: The year in autos
ECOIlO
IN
EW
the program
III One:Limousinetradedin
Numbers tell the
story in 2009
They'll get you
with the fees
III $1.55 billion: E!>timated
auto industrybankruptcy
fees (GM and Chrysler's at.torneys, advisers, others)
III $82.29billion: GM assets
attinie ofbankruptcyfiling
III $457 million: GMmarket
value onlasttrading daybefore Chapter 11 filing
WASHINGTON - The
carindustrygot abistoric
makeoverin2009,mostof
itnotforthe better.
Getier.dMotorsand
C~a1mbsl:wentbroke
andnow1argelyowetheir
survivaltobillionsintaxpayer
money. Salestankedandauto
workerslostjobsindroves.
AndChinabecalllethe
world'sbiggest auto market.
Buttherewe:re Signs of
hope. The CashforClunkerS
rebateprogrambrietlyrevived
autolotSandhelpedsellmore
fuel-efficientcars.Fordmanagedtaavoidbankruptcy.
Salesofsomevebicleshave
pickedupinrecentmonths,
thoughnotbymuch.
Automakers arendw
stakingmuChoftheir future
onbuildingxnorefuel-efficient cars like plug-inhybrids andother electricve,..
hieles. Butthey'nhaVeto
workhardinthenewyearto
bringbuyersback. Otherwise,2010 cotlldendup
lookingalot like 2009.
, Howmuchdidtheautoin-
WEEK'S TRIVIA ANSWER
Most know my products, but not my name. Founded in 1984, I'm based in
Ontario, Canada. My flagshilJ product is named after a small, dark fruit
that'~ composed of many smaller fruits. I'm a leading maker of wireless
communications prodUcts, and in a little more than a decade, my employees have grown from 200 to more than 12,000; Over the past 10 years, my
stock has advanced atabout 20 percent annually, on average. I've shipped
more than 50 million intelligent telephones (26 million in my last fiscal
year), many ofwhich offer audio, video, gaming and GPS capabilities. Who
am 17 (Answer: Research in Motion)
Associated Press file
Acardealerattaches anew numberplateto arecently Sold
minivan NOIf~ 26ata GM jointventure dealership in Chengdu, in
southwestern China's Sichuan province. China has overtaken
the U.S. astheworld's biggest marketfor automobiles.
November 2009
III 17.3million: Auto sales in
the U.S. in20m
in 2009
III Three: TotalGM CEOs
from 1990 to 2008
Jobwoes (from Nov.)
Government motors
III 658,000: Autoindustry
III $80.7billion: Total
amount ofgovermnent
loans to autocompanies
(GM, Chrysler, GMAC and
ChryslerFinancial)
III $2.5 billion: Amount repaidbylate December
III 60.8 percent: GOvernment's GMstake
III 9.8percent:Government's Chryslerstake
III 0 percent: Govermnent's
Ford stake
jobsin2009
III 809,000: Autoindustry
jobsin 2008
III 1.32million: Auto industryjobs in1999
Shrinking goliath
III Four:NumberofGM
dustIy~in2009?Here
Sales'accelerate,
decelerate
Stocks fall sharply
to close out 2009
2009 withaloss a&investors
bettheimprOvingeconomy
willleadthegovermnentto .
ptlllbackonits stimtllus
measures. But stocks still
11I161,819, up 17percent: Ibm
Ftlsionmid-sizesedansa1es
from January to November,
andincreaseover2008
III 283,243,down34percent: Chevrolet Silverado
pickuptruck salesfrom
JanuarytoNovember, and
decreasefrom 2008
Gas or electric?
III
365,'416:Ford.F-SI~:ries
pickup trucks soldinU.S. in
2009,throughNoveIIlber
III Zero:Plug-ingas-electric hybridvehicles soldin
U.S. bymajorautomakersin
2009,.throughNovember
III At least 12: Number of
Clunkers
III 9.4million: Auto salesin
the U.S. in 2009 (January
throughNovemt>er)
III 12.3million: Auto salesin
the U.S., Januaryto November2008
III 12millionplus: Auto
sales inChina, Januaryto
III $2.85billion: Totalvalue
III $69: General Motors
closing share priceon May
28,1999
III Three: Total GM CEOs
MEN
Continued from pageB4
Just about 100 of these squares are
beingtestedbymerchantsinseveral
cities across the countty,andthe companyexpects to releaseitsfirstproduct
tothegeneralpublicinearly20l0. It
wotlldgiveawaythe micro tel.1Dfuals
andmakemoneybychargingtransactionfees tathose acceptingpayments.
Thefees haveyet tobe determined.
EventuallySquarehopes to offer asoftware-orlly option that doesn't require
theplasticgadget.
Squarecotlldhelppeople ~Ch as
Willo O'Brien, adesigner andillustratorwho sells clothing, cards and jewelryonherWebsite and at craft fairs. She
ofCashfor Clunkers rebates
III 9.2mpg:AverageincreaseinfuelefficiencyunderClunkers
III 15,013: ToyotaPriushyboo cars soldunderprogrdll1
III 16,263: FordF-150
pickup trucks sold under
usedto leave fairs witha stackofcredit
cardreceipts shehadto enter byhand
onher computer.WithSquare, she
,swipes a,custorner'scardandfinishes
thetransaction onthespot,she said.
"Thetiniesaving aspect ofSquareis
huge;> she said.
It has alsomade iteasierfor berto
acceptplastic anyWhere she goes.
O'Brienrecentlytdoksomebaby
clothes to alocalbar, where afriend
pickedoutwhathewantedforhis
daughter andswipedhis creditcardon
her square.
Not everyonebelieves Square's approachis agoOd one, though. VeriFone
CEO Douglas Bergeronsaid that encryptingdata ontheiPhoneitself - instead ofbeforethe dataisloadedto the
device
Into the rough
III Five: PGAgolftol.lmaments sponsoredby GMin
20m
iii Zero:PGAgolftoumaments GMplans to sponsor
in2010
III One: Number ofGM- ownedgolfcoursesfor sale.
yondthat,he'swaryofSquare'sdecisionto have amerchant account for the
companyitselfbut n~t requiringindividualbusinesses toliavetheir own;
BergeronsaidVeriFone's offeringwill
require merchants to haVe separate accounts.
"It wotlldbe like sharing bankaccountswithyourneighbor:
doesn't work:'hesaid.
ButTole Hart, an analyst for the
Gartner Inc. research firm, believes
Squarecotlldbe rightfor street vendors
and other smallmerchants. Andbecause SO many consumers are usedto
payingforthings withcredit and debit
cards, Hart said, individuals mightbe
interestedinusingit, too.
"It democratizes the receipt ofcredit
BOSTON
Wells
deni
Wells Fargo&Co!sfour
top executives won't get .
cashbonusesfor2009,but
are receivingperformancebasedstockawards currented$25
signedto
keepthemfrombeinglured
away byrivalbanks.
WellS Fargo announced
the compensationmoves on
Thursdayaweek after saying
ithadrepaid $25 billionit receivedunder agovemment
financial rescueprograIn
thatimposes restrictions on
executive pay.
The so-called "retention"
shares wotlldbeforfeitedif
CEO JohnStumpforthree
otherhigh-rankingexecutivesleave SanFi'anciscobasedWells Fargofor acompetitor.
WASHINGTON
Newspaper slashes
staff; sports out
aresometellingnumbers:
U.S. down, China up
nancialcrisis.
Theinvestinentsmthe 10
banks arethelastunder
Treasury's so-calledCapital
PurchasePrograIn, Treasury
.officials said. By law, the
Treasurymllstreportthe
transactions - which occurredonTuesday - within
two business days.
TheWashingtonTimes
slashedits staffbymore than
Treasury winds
40percent and will eliminate
its sports sectionand
down bank bailouts mostlocalcoveragein
2010,
TheTreasuryDepartshiftingits focusto politics,
ment smdThursdayithas
business andinvestigative
reporting.
pumped $29.3 millioninto
The27-year-oldnewspa10banks, whichwillbe the
lasttoreceive investments as . perannouncedthelatesl;
roundofJayoffsinitsTh:ursdayeditionandsaidthelast
. sports sectionwouldappear
Fi'iday.Amongthoseletgo
wasthenewsroomleader,
ManagingEditor David Jones.
- PromwiretepOrl:s
'"
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Continued from page 84
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and Wealth, and the time to
enjoyboth!'
HappyNewYear!
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Bureau and a board member
oftheCentra1.CoastWme
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FmmdatiDn.Hecanbereached
[email protected]
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B6 • TIMES I Sunday, January 3, 2010 ' .
(0ALIFORNIA
J)
s erate omalis seek' bac
LANCASTER - The asylum
seekerfrom Somaliahunghis head
as aninnnigrationjudgegrilledhim
about his treacherous journeyfrom
the HomofAfrica. Byair,seaand
landhefiruillymade itto Mexico,
andthen a taxi deliveredhiminto
the anns ofU.S. boroeragents at
SanDiego.
Islamicnill:itantshadkilledhis
brother, MohallledAhlnedKheire
testified, andmajelrityclanmembershadbeatenhis sister. He hadto
flee Mogadishuto live.
The voice ofthe judge,beamed
byvideoco:nferencefrom Seattle,
cracIaedloudlyoveraspeaker inthe
mostlyel,l1ptycourtrooIl1nearthe
detentionyardinthe desertnorth
ofLos AngeIes. Hewantedtoknow
whyKheirehadnofamilytestimonytocorroboratehisasylumdaim.
Kheire, 31, saidhedidn'thave eIl1ailindetention, anddidn't think
to askwhilewritingtofari::rilyonhis
perilous trek,
ItseemedliketheendofKheire's
dreamashewaitedlorthe judge's
ruling. He claspedhishands,his
plastic jailbraceletdangJingfrom
his wrist, andlookedup atthe ceil ~
ing, munnuringwords ofprayer.
Kheire is oneofhundreds ofdesperate Somalisinthe last two years
tohave stakedeverytlWJgonawild
asylumgamblebyfollow:inginnnigrationroutes tothe United States
traditionallytraveledbyLatinos.
Withthe suspensionofaU.S.
refugeeprogramand stepped-up
securityinthe GulfofAdenand
alongMediterraneansmuggling
routes, more overseasmigrants
from SomaliaarepursuiJ:1gasylum
tbroughwhat oneexpert calls the
"backdoor~'
"TheU.S. has closedmost ofthe
doors for Soffialistocomein
tbroughtherefugee programso
they'vefound altemative ways to
getin;' saidMarkHetfield, senior
vicepresidentfor policy and programs attheHebrewImmigrant
Aid Society. "This is theirnew
Somalis arrived
- morethantwicetll1-enuml6e
from theyearbefore.
LikeKheire, theyhave been
shuttledtoinnnigrationdetention
centersinCaliforniawhile legaladvocates havescurriedto find
lawyersandtraIlslatotstohelp
themnavigatethe country'sinnnigrationcourts.
Manyendupdefendingthemselves. Thosewholosemayremain
maybe det advocates
sayauthorities oftendonot send
lybecauseof
them
diffi
etrip.
Formany,ithasbecomeincreasinglydangerous to stayinSomalia.
The Africannationhasnothada
functionalgowmmentsince1991
whenwarlords overthrewlongtime
dictator MohallledSiadBarreand
thentumedoneachother, pltingingthecountryintochaos.
Somalirefugees say they are fleeingrepressionbyarmednill:itias
defendingmajorityclans andthe
Islamic nill:itantgroup al-Shabab,
whichhas been labeledaterrorist
organizationbythe UnitedStates.
"Thereare stories abouthouses
beingblownupbyrocketlaunchers
that youdon't hear comingout of
othercountries as anorrnaloccurrenee;' saidJames Duff Lyall, anattomeyfortheEsperanzaImmigrant Rights Project, whohas represented severalSomaliasylum
seekersm.Lancaster. "Theconsistentlyhorrificstories are striking!'
In ZOO7, Kheire'sbrotherwas
shotinthe
. usicstorein
Mogadish
ingtobowto·
al-Shabab's demands that he shutterthe shop~Ayear later, Kheire's
sisterwas beatenwithastlckand
leftbleedingoutside aschool.
osefari::rily
,wasvis-
rammedhis
ddebated
route~'
About 1,500peoplefrom around
theworldshowedupinU.S. airports andon the borders seeking
asylumduringthe 2009fiscalyear,
accordingtostatisticsfrom U.S.
Customs andBorderProtection.
SoIrtaliswerethebiggestgroup
to make thejoumey, withmClstarrivinginSanDiego.Morethan240
Associated Press
Somali asylum-seeker.Mohamed Kheire, right consults with Esperanza
Immigrant Rights Project detention attorney J~mes Lyall
Los Angeles Catholic Charities. With the suspension of aU.S. refugee
program and stepped-up security in the Gulf of Aden and
Mediterranean smuggling routes, more overseas migrants from Sornalla
are pursuing asylum through routes traditionally taKen Latinos.
plasticbins. Duringthe day, they
hidinforests alongthe shoreline
andwaitedfor smugglers to bring
themfood.
InNicaragua,Kheirewasherded
intothebackofaswelteringtruck
containerfor 18hours,fearinghe
woulddie ofsuffocationorbe
caughtbypolice.
.
InGuatemala,he crossedariver
atoptworubbermesboundtogethertoreachThpachula, Mexico.
Hespent12 days ininlmigration
detentionbefore authorities releasedhimwith apieceofpaper orderinghimtoleavethe countryin
30 days. Hewould carry thepaper
onaplaneto Tijuana andinthe taxi
tothe U.S. border.
Immigrationexperts saysuch
circuitouspaths areroutes ofla.'lt
resort.
"Ialwayscallitthebackdoor;'
saidBobMontgomery, director of
the SanDiegooffieefor.theInternationalRescueConunittee.
"Whentherefugeeprogramis
notrobust,
tryingtocome
system:' he said.
Most Somalishayereachedthe
United States - there are some
87,000here
-sponsoredrefuge
rograms. Bmthe StateDepartmentin
2008 suspendedafari::rilyretttrlficationprogramforrefugeesover,
fraudconcei:ns. The nurnber ofSo-
Wed.
Mexico.
Roinalid Slmith, ~lspokf~sntanfor
... ,..
bee~n slluttledto
untiltheir casesgoto court.
Roughly 80 Somalis arebeing
heldinLancaster, adetentioncenter 50miles north of Las Angeles.
Dozens more have been heldinSan
Diego andthe remoteborder town
El Centro,innnigrationattorneys
said.
InLancaster, Somalis and other
asylumseekers wear lightgreenjail
junlpsuits.There, Somalis take .
vegetarianmeals, sincetheirMuslimfaithprevents themfrom eating
thelunchmeat servedto otherdetainees.
SeVeral Somalis saidtheynever
expectedtobedetained - especiallysincetheydidn'ttryto sneak
across theborder.
"They're comingtothe United
offreethe
world;' saidinnnigrationattomey
Lyall, whorepresentedKheire.
"They'renot expectingtogoto jail
andbefe
dwiches~'
ntplans
tostartreleasingmanyasylum
seekers,whiletheywaitfor their
inlmigrationcases tobeheard. !tis
unclearhowmanySomaliswillbe
let out astheymustprovetheir
identityandmanydon'thave documents. And still others saythey
have nowhere to go even ifthey
were freed, their attorneys said.
Comparedwith asylumseekers
from othercountries, Somalis have
been morelikelyto win their cases,
accordingto inlmigrationcourt
statistics.
ButinthecourtroominLancaSter,Kheire spentthelastfewmoments ofhis asylumhearingin
agony,worriedthe judgewould
sendhimbacktoMogadishuto face
the tbreat ofdeath - evenafterhe
had survived suchaharrow:ing
journey.
The attomeysforKheire andthe
govemmentsatquietlyinthe
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allowedto stay.
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black,laceless sneakers andjail
jumpsuit, escortedbysheriff'sofficials. Laterthatnight, he was
droppedoffbyauthorities at a
nearby train station. Hehad five
dollars inhispocket.
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SECTION
January 3,
tEd
g
ary
classes
aims to train for
cooking and
protessiional careers
'1"\111''',1'''1''\
Anewculinaryprogramwillbecome atasty offeringfrom Lucia Mar
Unified SchoolDistrictAduIt Educa-
Ccntriblll:ed by Erllst lallg
i" t~laHjan 'fru 1f'.l"hilrlr,''''
family of Dorothea
Lang, circa 1940, From
childhood . .
.
T nn!M'nn
In war n.I1I..n ........
lifetime
BYAwEKAv
CONTRIBUTING
Theprogram, part ofthe AduIt and
CommUlffityEducationdepartment,
willrUJnfor 16 weeks. Itwilltakeafundamentallookatkeyfoods, kitchen
tools andthe most important cuI:inary
techniques.
Withtwo eveningmeet:ings each
week, there's plentyofclassroomtime
to also cover nutrition andmenu
planning, shoppmg skills andmaking
food look good onthe table.
The class is for beginningcooks as
well as for those who wantto cortt:inue
onmto a more advanced cuI:inaryprogram.
"Basic Cooking Skills;' stated
Charlissa Skinner, principalfor
LMUSD Adult Education, ~'is the first
classlnwbat LMUSD plans as aseries
ofclasses directed at chef-Wannabes,
youngparents who wanttoknowthe
basics ofcookillg andnutrition, along
withthe commUlffityat large?'
"We'velookedat other cookillg
classes in the area;' Skinner added,
"andour $150 fee for 40 hours of
trainingis anincredible bargainfor
suchcredibleinstructionfrom our10eal chef, Joe Seals?"
LMUSDAduitEducationisworkmgwith arearestaurants andmarkets
to develop a sponsorship programthat
willpartner young students, ages 17 to
21, withbusinesses thathave promisedto invest in the students' future.
tnec.tm;s, and as scholarshipsfor others interestedmthe culinary arts who
might not be able to affordthe fee.
Businesses
aftenlliltli(}fwar, Soweshallber,nlSu"an,g was a Lutheranrnis-
Potentialstudents who are finan";
dally challengedandwouIdliketo
knowmore about this avenue to acareer mthe restaurant bnsmess cancall
Charlissa Skillner at 474-3900, or
[email protected]
Theymust qualify andmeet strict
guidelines.
Shewel-
would answer himm aletter.
ildling
is for
lovers
cross?'
er.
Siberiaona train withtwo other
walle. SudlderllytJlleyfoUlodthenl-
ornithologist
program
where Ernst was stationed. Four
STAFF REPORT
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
See
eurolhnentfee will beofferedtofirsttimebirders.
rcclogndzirlg oommonbird"" and other
Melon's ShannonHoon.
STAFF flEPORT
See DECKER C2
Brandon Decker will
McDonald when he norfrWM"'<::
w<:TI~'\f o>f SLO Down
Contributed
sityinwildIifemanagementand an
master'sdegreefromVanderbilt University.
Thefirst class onJan. 11willconvene
mtheupstairs ConferenceRoom atthe
WildlingArtMuseUUl,2928SarlMarcosAve.,Los Olivos.Thereafter, the
See WllDUNG I C2
C2 • TIMES I Sunday,
2010
Actors to
stage 'Little,
Princess'
Students in current
'AcademyofCreativeTheatre classes willstage "The
Little Princess" Jan. 15
through31 atthe City
Playhouse, 888Mouo St.,
SanLuis Obispo.
The storyfollows the
,adventures ofSaraCrewe,
whobrings happiness to
others, butwhosefortune
changesfromrichgirlto
poororphan. Thestoryby
Frances HodgsonBmnett
was adaptedby June
Wa1kerRodgers.
Ticketscost $15for
adults and $10for children
under age 13.
Fortickets andmoreinfounation, visitwww.slo
littletheatre.orgor callthe
boxofficeat 786-2440.
- Staffreport
D KER:
Continued from page Cl
lyrics andrichmusica1
layer:,?
Itwas entirelywritten
.andrecordedinSedona,
Ariz., incollaborationwith
abevyofarea artists and
Arizonaindependentlabel
MescalPorchRecords.
Thetracks are mainly
acoustic-driven,but synthesizers andmultilayered
harmonies add depthto
themusic.
Someofthe II tracks are
catchyandinfectious,
while others areheartfelt
andgripping. Despite an
overarchIDgtoneofhopelessness anddespair, akind
oftragic, Qpixotic optimismpervades the songs.
Influences from'Ibm
Waits to Portisheadand
NeilYoungtoP.J. Harvey
canbeheardthroughout
the album.
8LODownPub,located
at 1200 E. GrandAve. at
BriscoRoad, offers weekly
performances bylocal
musicians as well as openmicnights.
Inadditionto Central
Coastwines andbeers, the
pub is horneto Ellie's SLO
DownCafe,offeringgourmettapas platesmade
withlocallysuppliedingredients.
Thepnbis open11a.m.
to lOp.m. Monday
throughThul"sday, 11 a.m.
to 11p.m. Friday, 10a.m. to
IIp.m.Saturdayandl0
a.m. to 8p.m. Sunday.
Formoreinfounation,
call481-4067.
WllDLING:
Continued from page Cl
class willmeet at different
locations throughout the
region, where students
can studybirds in different
habitats: riparian, woodlandand savannah. The
costfor the courseis $100,
or $75for WildlingArl:
Museum members.
For registration and
more infounation, callthe
WildlingArt Museum at
688-10820rvisitwww
.wi1dlingmuseum.org.
llery Los Olivos
e illitin
s ow
'Explorations in
Art' on exhibit
through Feb. 28
STAFF REPORT
"Explorations inArt"is a
new andnever-before-tried
showat GalleryLos Olivos, on
exhibitthroughFeb. 28.
The exhIbitwillshowcase
talents ofgallerymembers,
and anartists receptionwillbe
from 2t04p.m. Jan. 16.
Thefront gallerywillbe
aglowwitharI:workthatis
differentfrom eachartist's
currentmedia, style,technique orfounat.
For example, watercolor,
artist MarthaI:ntna:nLorch
willenter adigitallymanipulatedimageaswellasacollaborativepiece withphotographer PaulRoark.
Roark, who has developed
hisowninks,willinkanimage
ontowatercolorpaperand
Contributed
Lorchwillbringtheimage to
completionwithherwater"Hubble-Monoceratis and Oceano Dune;' combined photos by ,
colors.
Paul Roark,
ts offered
G
te
ers
STAFF REPORT
TheCaliforniaRetired
Thacher AssociationAre.aV
Division17recentlyannouncedthe awardingofa
newgranttoteachers.
Thefirst ofthese grants was
awardedinDecemberto a
SantaMana-BonitaSchool
districtteacher intheamoun'l:
of$200.
The recipient, CrystalVillapania,is akindergarten
te.acher at LIbertySchool.
The grants are offeredto
newteachers chosenat random, saidCharlotte Ochoa,
communicationchairperson
ofthe areaRetiredTeacher
Association. Anewte.acheris
Contributed
onewho hasbeenintheclassroomfrom oneto thi:ee years. The area California Retired Teacher Association's president.
.Phil Morris, left, presented a$200
to teacher Crystal
The grantwas usedfor
Villapania, center, who is joined by ith Pierce. the area
classroomsupplies, said
Ochoa.
association's scholarship chairperson.
a constant theme: America
wouldbe a very long time
recovering; Japanwas quite
ofthe Blitzkrieg. FromInContinued from page Cl
chon, Korea, a ship to Japan, safe from retaliation.
and theywere home again in
accounts ofcompanies in
One Aprilmorning in
Germanywho wouldinYokohama. Soon after, the
1942, EbIhardt and his
brothers and sister were on a
struct tlleirbranches in Japan Langs welcomed two more
to paythe missionaries. Ernst children to the family, a girl
train going to schoolwhen
theyheard an air raid siren.
Heidi and a boy Ted
was to canythe contract
Everyone knew that one
document to the branches in (Theodore).
siren was just a warning, a
They thought they had
Japan.
escapedwar byleaving Ger- practice signal, so no one
So, it was back onto the
paid much attention. Then, a
many, but a scant year later
trans -Siberian Railroad
again, for Dorothea and
they found themselves em- second signal sounded. That
broiled in World War II in
was supposed to mean areal
Ernst; a maiden trip for
air raid. The Japanese people
Japan with the bombing of
Ehrhardt and his siblings.
Six-year-old Ehrhardt
Pearl Harbor onDec. 7, 1941. beyond the train window
didn't look as if they believed
watched the endless miles of The Pearl Harbor attack
Russian forest glide past his came as a huge surprise to
it. People.were standing on
rooftops, looking up at the
window. In Moscow, people the ordinary Japanese as
crowdedthe train platwell as to its victims, and the sky to see if there really were
forms, begging for food.
Japanese military was very
planes coming. There really
Later, for two days the view proud ofhaving pulled it off. were. They were Doolittle's
Raiders, zooming infrom the
Apostage stamp was pubwas the waters of Lake
Baikal. Through Poland, the lished to commemorate the deck ofthe USS Hornet to
event. Japanese propaganda bomb Tokyo in broad daytravelers had had to stare at
blank
window
shades,
for
bombarded
the public with light.
,
The Japanese propaganda
machine crankedinto high
gear, vigorously downplaying the effect ofDoolittIe's "Do-Nothing" attack.
Nevertheless, the Langs, like
the Japanese families
.LANG:
now on sale for
Hendrix
....."JL .......... ....."
Tickets are now onsalefor
the 2010 Experlence HendrixTour comingtotheArlingtonTheatre, 1317State
St, SantaBarbara, for a 7:30
p.m. concert Thursday,
March4.
PresentedbyOtterProductions Inc. and sponsored
byGibsortGuitar, thetnbute
to thelegendaryJirniHendrixfeatures some.ofthe
best-knownandmost-respectedfiguresinroclfand
blues.
Featuredartistswhowill
performmusicwrittenand
~iredbyHendrixinc1ude
Joe Satriani, JonnyLang,
Eric JolJrtson, KennyWayne
¥eerday brings
early Beatles to · e
nerisms, voices and speech
as \fell as tlle details on each
song, the spokesmansaid.
Complete with costmne
changes, wittystage banter,
vintage film footage and
their vocals and musicianSTAFF REPORT
ship, Yesterdaytakes audiences throughthe Beatles' ,
The No.1 Beatles tribute rock 'n' roll erafrom 1964 to
1966.
act inthe world, Yesterday
The group has beenfea- ATribute to the Beatles,
willbring the sounds ofthe tured on numerous radio
stations, NBC, CBS and
quartet that launchedthe
Britishljlvasion to the Clark ABC television networks,
including DickClark's'
Center for the Performing
Arts for an 8p.m. perform- "Your Big Break" and Ed
McMahon's "Star Search;'
ance Saturday, Jan. 30.
Foundedby Jo1m Lennon andinmagazines like
Rolling Stone.
pretender Don Bellezzoin
The group was evenin1986,Yesterday ATribute to the Beatles goes to fa- vitedbytlle U.S. Postal Sernaticallengthsto isolate the vice to entertainat the unearlyeraortheBeatles'mu- veiling ofthe "Yellow Submarine" postage stamp.
sic andthrill audiences
Tickets at $35 to $48 are
worldwide withtheir conavailable bycalling489vincing al:1d accurate portrayBl oHo1m, Paul, George 9444 and at the ClarkCenter boxoffice, 487 Fair OakS
,andRingo, a Clark Center
Ave., Arroyo Grande.
spokesmansaid.
For more information
The Yesterdaymembers
and to purchase tickets onnse the exact samebrands
and models.ofinstruments line, visit www.clarkcenter
and do all oftbe songs inthe .org.
original keys usedbythe
ONTHEWEB:
Beatles.
www.1egendsofyesterday
Eachshowisdetail-oriented,includingtheir man- ;com
Tribute band to
-bring Fab Four
back to life
the Germans mdnot want
~them to see the devastation
Shepherd, BradWhitfordof
Aerosmith, Doyle Btamhall
II, Ernie Isleyfrom the Isley
Brothers, Living Colour,
DavidHidalgo and Cesar
Rosas from Los Lobos, and
DoubleTrouble's Chris Layton.
BassistBillyCox, who
playedinboththe JirniHendrixE:xperience andBandof
Gypsys, also willperform.
Tickets range from $45 to
$65, plus applicable service
charges, and are available at
all TicketMaster outlets,
including the Arlingtonbox
office.
To charge tickets by
phone, call 583-8700; to
order online, visit
www.ticketmaster.com.
raid shelter, a two-room
cave dug into the hillside behind their house.
.
Andthen ... life went on.
ErnstandDorotheacontinuedtheir missionwork.
Ehrhardt andhis brothers and
sisters continuedto attend
their Germanschool, where
theywere bombarded with
more propaganda, German
propaganda. Even their textbooks kept upthebeat. A
typicalmathproblemmight
be: "If abomber over London
coulddropfive bombsin10
seconds, howmanybombs
couldit drop in 30 minutes?"
Eight-year-old Ehrhardt
was vulnerable to the hy-
At home, his parents
voice to their intense
these comments at schooL
Eventually, ofcourse,
Americanbombers returned,
this time targetingYokohama as well as Tokyo. Germanresidents andtlle German schoolwere evacuated
to the mountain village of
Kaiuizawa. It wasn't long
before the coups de grace
were delivered, first to the
cityofHiroshima, then to
Nagasaki, andthe war was
over.
The war was over, but not
the misery. With the Emporer's radio address announcing his surrender,
Japanese and missionaries
- alike were stunned, para1yzed with disbelief and
with fear ofAmericans who, as everyone knew,
were horrid monsters
aboutto come onto their
land and ravish them.
The Langs' faith was
about to be tested.
Nerlweek: Survival.
which tlleir children were
being exposed. Then they
would emphaticallywarn
the children never to repeat
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.net.
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diamond jubilee
work
ism.
75 years of ~;enrinl2: Ute
-needs oflocal veterans and
Thomas Tradewell,
their fanrilies; and 75 years
Sr.,
commander
of service to the local comof the Veterans of Foreign
munity' and 75 years of
has announced the
contribnting to the
presentation of a Diamond strength, power and influence of our national organJubilee Award citation to
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Maria. The Post celebrated award, I send my sincere
its 75th
4. thanks and appreciation to
the members of VFW Post
"1hisis
cant milestone
a VFW
2521;'
Post;' Tradewell said in
The Veterans
announcing the award.
Wars ofthe U.S. is a non"This Diamond Jubilee
profit veterans' service orAwardl rel;ognizes dedicagarllzflt:iclI1 composed of
combat veterans dl1'U UlIU"'"
tion'
hard
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6T
who currently serve on active duty or in the Guard
and Reserves.
Founded in 1899 and
chartered by Congress in
1936, the VFWis thenation's largest organization
of war veterans and is one
of its oldest veterans' organizations' according to a
recent press release from
the organization. With
2.2 million members in
7,800 VFWPosts worldwide, the VFW an¢iits auxiliaries are dedicated to
"honorthe deadbyhelping
the living" through veterans
service, legislative initiatives' youth scholarships,
BuddyPoppy and national
military'service programs,
according to the release.
The VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more
than 13 million hours of
community service to, the
nation each year. For more
information or to join, visit
the organization's Web site
at www.vfw.org.
for
4 The cornea covers
it
5 Former NBA
center Vlade
Frogs'sch.
14 Scclrecard
20 Is gluarant,eed to
21
22
Fly on the wind
Buddy
26 Madre's boy
27 Coleridge
storyteller
29 USNA grad
.30 "Let's go, Mr.
North"
34 Bridge site
35 "So that's ill"
37 Sporty Pontiac
38 Start of Caesar's
boast
39 Crack reaction
40 Novelist Susan
44 Inclined
46 Burrowing rodents
of Central and
South America
47 Vatican Palace
painter
49 Had in mind
50 "Meet the Fockers"
actor
51
sash
52
l:!ird's
dessert?
55 Blush
56 Muhammad's
birthplace
58
59
vehicle?
80 Needle
Sign up
Lion-dolored
Water polo
e:g.
85 Chicago suburn
86 Merited
87 Back fin
88 "Do I need to draw
you_?"
89 Isinglass
90 Org. concerned
with PCBs
92 Piece of work
94 Casa pet, perhaps
95 Scores kept by
Cinderella's
godmother?
101 Pitching stat
103 Going on and on
105 "Charity thou
lie": Stephen
Crane
106 Ralph Nader in the
2000 election,
according to Gore
supporters
108 Bit of gaucho gear
109 Ultimate caterer?
113 Atlas feature
114 Abscissa's
counterpart
115 Jungle queen
116 l'1ungarian castle
city
117 Grading period
118 Hotel amenities
DOWN
1 Range
2 Wrestler Lou
, cattle
: WHAT
TO DO?
preventioncoordinator atSt.
John'sHospitalinSpring"We
if ever field,Mo.
FAIRWAY, Kan. - Anne
see spine injuries theCmmtEppersonamong
confusedparents. The
Eppersonthoughtlittleofit
in children in
35-year-oldsaidshedoesn't
when sheflippedher daughrecallgetting advice to keep
ter's convertiblecar seat
her 23-month-olddaughter
arOlmd so shecouldface foror3-year-olddaughterrear
ward afterher first birthday.
facing longer.
Bllt if carseat advocates get
Dr. Marilyn J. Bull
theirway, parentslike Epper"I've read alot ofbooks,
sonwillbedelayingthe
but I've never heard that;'
Contributing pediatric
Eppersonsaidas she picked
switch, possiblyfor years.
researcher
her daughters up from a
lheAmericanAcademyof
church daycare inthe
Pediatricsis revisingrecommendationsthattheyhope
Kansas Citysuburb ofFair2007 article inthe joumal In- way, Kan. "I hadno idea!'
willclearupconfusionover
juryPreventionshowedthat
howlong childrenshould
Pediatricians get some of '
the blame, saidDr. Benjamin
spendridingrear facingin car US. childrenare five times
Hoffman,part ofan Ameriseats andmake them saferin less likelytobeinjuredina
crashbetvveentheirfirst and canAcad
ofPediatrics
the process.
secondbirthdays ifthey are
committee
duSome experts, citinga
cate parents aIlddoctors
much-touted 2007 study, say
tots are'
at risk
"Werarelyifever see spine about inju.ryprevention. The
Albuquerque, N.M., pediainjuries in childreninrearswitchingt
rwardtrician said some are still
facing positionat 1year ofage facing car seats;' said Dr.
promoting old guidelines
and 20 pounds, currentlythe MarilynJ. Bull,the conminimumguidelinefromthe tributingpediatric researcher that saychildren mustbe
tumedforward at ayear.
pediatrics group andthe Na- inthestudy. "Wewillsee
tiona!TransportationHigh- headinjuries or we will see a
Hoffman, also a certified
few other injuries, but the
car seat techriician, Cfj1ue
waySafetyAdministration.
vastmajority ofserious in1hat'sbecause tlle exacross a motller recently
juries occurwhen children
whose pediatrician had givtreme forces insomefrontal
areforward facing!'
crashes canjerkthe heads of
enher that old advice, and
The AAPis stilldiscussing she balkedwhim he suggestforward-facing children
ed she keep her l.,year-old
howitis goingtorevisetlle
awayfromtheirinunahrre
recommendations.
soninthe rear-facing posibodies, creating arisk of
Dr. Dennis Durbin, who is
spinalcordinjuries. Reartion.
leading the effort to update
facing childrenare saferbe"Idon't care whatyou
the group's policyon child
causetheir ent1re backs abthink;' she toldHoffman.
passenger safety, saidthe
sorb the force oftlle crash.
"Youaren't mypediatrician!'
emphasis will bemore onreStorieslike these make acThe issuebecomes conmainiI).grear facing to theup- tivists shake their heads.
fusing becausebothgroups
perweightlin1itofthe seat.
Motor vehicle crashes are the
also advise that childrenare
The academyis hopingtoin- singleleading cause ofdeatll
safer if theyremainrear facinguntiltheupperheight and troduce the newguidelines
for US. children, claiming an
average of about four lives a
weightlin1it oftheir carseats. late nextyear.
Durbinsaidhe is well
day. Hoffmansaiditis tragic
Manyseats top out at
aware ofthe researchandsaid that "people are not operat35 pounds intllerear-facing
position, aweight manychil- one oftllegoals withtlle revi- ingonthebestinformation
theypossiblycould!'
drendon't reachuntilsome- sionis toreorderthepolicy
and "reallystateWhat the
wherebetweentheirthird
"The bottomline is that in
idealis!'
a crash, a child who is rear
andfourthbirthdays.
That's goodnews to safety facing is going to have allthe
It's rare inthe US. for chiladvocates.
drentoremainrearfaciI).g
crashforces spread over
"Whenitis written one
that long, althoughseveral
their entire back, fromthe
year and20pounds, parents
tops oftheir headto the tips
countries require their
don'tpayattentiontothe
youngest passengers toride
oftheir toes;' Hoffman said.
rest;' complainedPamHolt,
rearfacing untiltheyare4 or
"And spreading all that force
the previous chairwomanof
out over such awide area
5years oldand55 pounds.
the National ChildPassenger significantlydecreases the
Theissuehas attracted
SafetyBoardandthetrauma risk ofinjury!'
1 Merty, in MEltz
ContractorslD
13 Natural
environment
14 Sarah's campaign
strategist?
15 Body builder?
16 Carpooling
17 Allow oneself to be
persuaded
19 Chinese: Pre!.
21 Dugout Idr.
23 Pah lead-in
28 Bush spokesman
Fleischer
31 Easter roller
32 Russian prince
known as
"Moneybag"
33 Sale, to Seurat
36 "I'm amazed!"
41 Western wine
region
42 Simple top
43 Totally behind
44 Helped out
45 "The Raven"
monogram
46 Spa treatment
47 Dallas quarternack
Tony
48 Brother of Cain
49 Jazz flutist Herbie
50 "Shootl"
53 Advern ending
54 MXX+ X
57 Lassie's luggage
carrier?
59 Movie with a
memorable showerscene
61 Golf rental
62 ~-poly
63 Penta- minus two
64 Corn Belt st.
66 Analgesic for a
post-snorkeling
headache?
67 Bust
68 Cities, informally
70 21-Across
predecessor
72 Dadaist collection
73 Where the wild
things are
74 Bringing to life
75 Uptight
76 Keanan of "Step
by Step"
77 Persian'Gulf
nation
78 German director
Boll known for film
adaptations of
video games
79
Lingus
84 _ kwon do
86 Theater districts
87 Indian lentil dish
89 Juilliard deg.
90 Really bugs
91 Nebraska river
93 "The Quiet
American" author
96 Either Bush, once
97
fat
98 Ames sch.
99 "House" actor
Omar
100 Next years juniors
102 Tapestty behind
which Polonius hid
104 Rebellious Turner
107 Intestinal parts
110 Realm until 1806:
Abbr.
11.1 Teachers deg.
112 Inspiring talk:
Abbr.
Sunday, January 3, 2010 ! TIMES' 0
st to be
the county
artinLuther and
Salina Haskins
Tunnellleft Johnson
City, Tenn., with their 2year-old son, John, in a covered wagon in 1852, heftdirtg
for California
where they
hoped to find
some decent
farniland.
Arriving in
tlle vicinity of
Ukiah, in Mendocino Cotmty,
they found
property to their
liking andremainedthere for
about
Eight
10 children were
born in the Ukiaharea.
In 1867, after hearing of
homesteads being available
in the Santa Maria Valley,
Tunnell packed up his fannly into two wagons
tWo horses and cattle)
headed south.
To support his family
along theway, he stopped at
various farms to offer help in
return for food and lodging,
averaging about 5or 6 miles
per day.
The Tunnells arrived in
the Santa Maria Valley in
1868 where they camped
along the Suey Creek, the
nearest source of water.
Tunnell chose l1is intended homestead, called in a
surveyor to locate the property boundaries, put up a
shack for his family to live in
while he dug a well, built a
more permanent home and
.dug a ditch in which to keep
his stock contained. His
family lived in the lean-to
for about two years.
The homesteaded property encompassed the required 160 acres and can
best be described as being
located within the south
side of East Main Street, the
east side of Broadway, the
north side ofwhat is now
Jones Street, and the west
side of Bradley Road (formerlyknown as Nance
Road).
Tunnell applied.for his
M
hornesteadin October 1875,
and l1is MT cattle brand was
one of the first from tl1is area
Santa
Barbara courthouse.
and Salina Tun1865 in Ukiah,
and married
Ellen Kortner in
1905. Thecou-
Shirley
Since Mrs.
Tunnell had
medical facilities.
Curtis Tunnell
was born in San Francisco
andre-
Helnry's :ir!tetlest 'in tll1e Santa
80 acres oftlle LJ<u'CdlVl<Uld
Kartner were married in
An incident ofhistorical
significance took place in
1925, shortly after Allan
Hancock had purchased the
SantaMaria Valley Railroad.
The captain was riding his
train down the track when
George flagged him down to
share a slice ofwatermelon
with him.
George wound up selling
the entire 80- acre ranch to
the captain in January 1926,
and died five months later.
Young Curtis Tunnell attended the old Cook Street
Schoollocatedbetween Pine
and Thornburgh onthe
south side of Cook Street,
where the new fire station is
located. He later attended
the Main Street School, and
graduatedfrom Santa Maria
Union High School with the
class of1927.
Curtis married Marjory
Thomson in 1939, and the
couple had two sons, George
William and Curtis John.
In 1949 Curtis opened
Tunnell Roofing, a business
that his son, Curtis, later
purchased. The business is
now owned byhis
grandson.
Curtis Tunnell was elected to the SantaMaria City
Council in 1950, where he
served 12 years, with four of
those years serving as mayor.In 1962 he ran for the
Board of Supervisors, where
he servedfor 12 years, retiringin1975.
Mr. Tunnell, a charter
member ofthe Santa Maria
Valley Historical Society,
will be celebrating his lOOth
birthday Jan. 8.
. The entire city of Santa
Maria joins in wishing you a
very, happy birthday, Mr.
Tunnell.
Shirley Contreras lives in Orcutt and writes for the Santa
Mdria Valley Historical Society. She can be contadedat
934-3514 oratshirleycontrer
[email protected],
"The Good Years:'a selection
ofstories s11.e's written for the
SantaMaria Times since 1991,
is onsale at the SantaMaria
VaUry Historical Society, 616
S. Broadway.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
MARIAN
MEDICAL CENTER
Aboy born to Charlee &
Eric Wilson Dec. 22, 2009.
Agirl born to Sara
.Franklin & Michael Abutti
Dec. 22,2009.
Aboy born to Randi &
Alejandro Vargas,Dec.
2009.
Aboy horn to Veronica
Cortez & Smo Avila Villa
Dec. 23, 2009.
Agirl born to Noemi Ruiz
& CristianMoreno Ibarra
Dec. 23, 2009.
Aboy born to Maria De
Jesus Vazquez & Adrian
Raygoza Rios Dec.
2009.
Agirl born to Darlene
Vega & Shepherd Saenz
Dec. 24, 2009.
Agirl born to Teresa Rios
& Benjamin Hernandez
LauraRo-
Dec. 29, 2009.
Agirl born to Sara & Ryan
Edwards Dec. 29, 2009.
LOMPOC VALLEY
MEDICAL CENTER
Aboy born to Blanca &
Gemaro Aragon Dec. 18,
2009.
A boy born to Rachel
Hang & Pao Yang Dec. 22,
2009.
Twins, a boy and girl,
born to Teresa Melgoza &
Gabriel Lara Dec. 24,
2009.
2009.
A boy born to Trudi &
Christinu&
Bernard Malis Dec. 26,
Andrew Wilson Dec. 28,
2009.
2009.
hr)'" h,">rn to Maridah
Aboy born to Ariel
Mohammed Dec.
2009. Francis & Julian Vineyard
Dee-. 27, 2009.
A girl born to Kristin
Ahrens & Benjamin Ahrens
Dec. 28, 2009.
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OS ANGELES - Carldy:Spelll:ing:is
baptizes newson
portrait of hel' onthe wall. She was cordialas
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -Irish-born actor Colin Farrell and his
actress Alicja Bachleda-Curus, have
baptized their infant son in Poland. The Fakt and Super
Express
ran photographs Wednesday showing
the couple in the Church of the Visitationof the Blessed
Virgin Mary in Krakow during the baptism ceremony oftheir
son HenryTadeusz Farrell, who was born Oct. 7. The actress's
mother,
confirmed to The Associated
phone that the baptism took placeTuesday afternoon but did
manager of Krakow's Floryan
hotel told the AP the couple
relatives had adinner of
traditional Polish food at the exclusive hotel afterward. She
spoke on condition of anonymity.
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deteriorated.
makes me sadbecausewehave a small
like we
slNsmrn
ing as If the decisioni<; yours andyour
brother's to make. If yourmother is
"thrilled"withthe ideaofbeingcloser to
you, it's possible that your brotherandhis
wife are less involvedinherlife than you
think. Whenyougo to visit andyourbrothercomes byactingasifhe'drather
be elsewhere, startafamily discussiononthe subjectand don't let
himhijackit. Your mother's wishes
shouldprevail.
P.S.ldon'tknqwwhetheryou
andyourbrother willbe able to reestablishthe closeness you once
hadorthereasonyoudrifted apart.
Butam~diatormight be able to
help ifyoubothare willing.
DFARABBY: IamaZZ-year-oldmarriedwoffiaIlin Canada. Imovedfromthe
Unii;f:dStates tobe withmyhusbandwhen
I was 19. People seemto react negatively
becausewe married at suchayoungage. I
amqftenasked, "What do yourparents
tlTInk aboutthat?"
Abby, mymother diedwhen Iwas 17
and Ihave hadlittle contact with myfather since Iwas lZbecausehe was abusive.
Iwas fortunatethat my grandmother took
me in. Sheloves myhusband and haS no
problemwithmymarrlage as she knows I
amwise beyond myyears because ofmy
How can Irespondto these strangers first about their negative reactionto my
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Van Morrison says birth
report was 'utter fiction'
Reclusive Irish singerVanMo:rri:;onsaid
Thursdaythat a computerhackerplanteda
false reportonhisWeb siteclain1inghehad
fathered a fourth childatthe age of 64 with
Press. 'Th!~ false rl~port Oll1 the Morrils01JlWE~b
www.vanmorrison.com.
quicklythefalsehoods will spreadthrough
traditionalandnewmediaalike.
JohnSaunders, presidentofthe European arm ofthe D.S. public-relations firm
Fleishman-HillardInc.,saidhe contacted
Morrisonandhis wife, Michelle, after seeingthereportsandfindingthemhardtobelieve, Hesaidthe couplewasn't aware of
themandinitiallydidn'twant to respond.
"Thereportswere complete andutter
fiction. None oHtwas true;' Saunders said.
"ButVangenerallydoesn'tfeel theneedto
engagewiththe media, whetherthe news is
good, bador indifferent. Michelle andVan
stndiouslystayoutofthelimelight.They
wouldn't havebeenaware ofthe traction
thesefalse reports were getting globally?'
Saunders, amendofthe couple, saidhe
persuadedthemtomake astatementafter
sevetalcalls, textsande-mails.
Lobel, alongtime Los Angeles publicist
who cites scores ofentertairnnent andcorporateclients - includingMorrison - on
his companyWeb site, claimedinan e-mail
Mondaythat Morrisonhad askedhimto
disseminatethebirthannouncement. Before sendingits storyon Monday, theAP
calledLobeltomakesurethee-mailwas
genuine, whichLobelconfirmed.
After Morrison's denial ofthereport on
TIlursday, repeatedphone calls ande-mails
fromtheAPtoLobelwentunanswered.
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mentsaid. The associatewho sentthe
Inhis statement, Momsonsaidheremains "veryhappilYlnarrled" to Michelle
Morrison, his partner since 1992andmother oftheir two children, ages 3 and 2.
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American Legion
534: 8 to
11 a.m., first Sunday each month for
post breakfasl:.l45 W. Clark Ave.,
Orcutt. Info: 931-0651.
Kiwanis Club of Orcutt: lto 8
American legion Post 136
Bingo: 6p.m. Mondays atthe Legion
Hall,411 Orchard St., Arroyo Grande.
Info: 481-9444.
Santa Maria Noontimers Lions
Debtors Anonymous
Santa llllaria SUl1riser's Lions
Club: 7:15 a.m. for breakfast
No. 264: 1
Drive, '
Santa Maria. Info: 937-1453 or
www.smfreemasonary.org.
Santa Maria Duplicate Bridge
holds its games three times aweek,
12:45 p.m. Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesda ,and .u <1.111. rlIUdJI:S dllVlfdll1ll
Business Network
202 Nicholson AIle.,
, Santa Maria. for Santa Maria area businesses to increase word-of-mouth marketing and exchange qualified business
referrals. Interested professionals are
invited to attend abreakfast meeting
as the chapter's guest. Info: 931·6153.
Disabled American Veterans:
noon for lunch, first Wednesday each
Veterans MenlOrial Building,
lum'"" ""., "·,,mo Maria. Info:
345-0402.
Rancho Maria Men's Golf Club:
Central
5184.
Santa Maria lawn Bowling
club: 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays to
Sundays for free lessons or by appointment' 420 S. McClelland, near the
library. All ages and ability levels are
welcome and equipment is provided,
Wear flat-soled shoes. Info: Jim
Graham 929-2466.
Club of
ys,
Santa Maria Inn, 801 S. Broadway,
Santa Maria. Info: 922-6657.
~nta Maria Toastmasters
Club 89: 1p.m. TUesdays, Prudential
California Realty, 204 E. Enos Sf., Santa
Maria. They will discuss the topic
Meetings and Using
Procedures:'lnfo: 9345835.
Word WIZards Writer's Group: 7
p.m. Tuesdays, Grande Mobile Estates
i Clubhouse, 519 W. Taylor St., Santa
Ed at 925-0098 or taoI.com.
I.:.ompoc Valley Art Association:
1p.m. meeting, on the first Tuesday of
the month at the Alpha Clubhouse, 104
E. Ocean Ave_, Lompoc. Info: 137-1129.
.Santa Maria Tennis Group:
Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Minami
Center Info: Dot at 928-8266.
Santa Maria Valley Singles
Club for 50 Plus: 1p.m., firstTuesday
Santa Maria Valley lions Club:
6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesday for
dinner, International House of
Pancakes. 202 S. Nicholson, Santa
Maria. Info: 931-4363.
Santa Maria Woodcarvers:
Meets 1to 9p.m. the first and third
Wednesdays at the Nipomo Senior
Club; 202 E.Dana St.. Nipomo. Info:
Rich Hart, 929-6185.
Santa Maria. Info: 739-0875.
American legion
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Bingo: 6:15 p.m. Mondays, Veterans
Memorial Community Center, 313 W.
Tunnell St., Santa Maria. Info: 925-2251.
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United
5Halcyon Road,
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needs volunteer tutors to help students
learn English and/or improve their
reading skills. Special training is provided.lnfo: 922-9200.
Los Padres Artist .Guild: 1p.m.
foresters: 7p.m., first Tuesday each
month, IHOP, 202 S. Nicholson Ave.,
Santa Maria. Info: Janice at 929-6599.
phone number.
for cash to purchase calling cards for
soldiers. Info: (781) 826-5801, Ext.102,
or cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
Scrabble Players: 1to 4p.m.
fridays, Oak Knolls Haven, 4845 S.
Bradley Road, Santa Maria. All skililevels are welcome. Info: 934:0885.
If you want an item
reservation®Womens-network.com.
Memorial
Santa Maria.
is welcome.
Info: Ken at 268-4915.
International Order of Job's
eae!1 mClnth; 10 a.m. third Saturday
eactl mOlJthJ~asol1ic Lodge, 100 E.
Lakeview Road, Santa Maria. Members
meet for activities, friendship and to
learn leadership skills. Girls ages 10 to
20 are invited to join them. Info: 9310838.'
,
Santa Maria camera Club: 1:30
p.m. first and third Wednesday each
month, Merrill Gardens, 1220 N. Suey
Road, Santa Maria. Info: 459-4364.
Coast Salmon
Enhancement needs volunteers for
projects ranging from water-quality
testing to trout in the classroom educators. Volunteers and contributions have
allowed 1.5 million Chinook salmon to
be added to Pacific Ocean fisheries
since 1984. Info: 473-8221
Daughters of the American
tsar
each month, various locations. Info:
Susan at 478-4104 orwww.dar.org.
Democratic Headquarter5:'321
E. Plaza Drive, Suite 2, Santa Maria, is
open 11 a.m. to 2p.m. weekdays, except Good Grielf is allemav'ementsupholidays. Info: 349-2708.
port group that meets 1p.m.
Thursdays,luis OASIS Senior Center,
420 Soares Ave., Old Orcutt.Through
Breakfast Rotary Club of
PFLAG (Parents, family and friends
Santa Maria: 6:45 a.m. Thursdays at of Lesbians and Gays): for time and
the Santa Maria Inn, 801 S. Broadway.
place call the Rev. Doris Oakes at 1201061.
.
Nina Toastmasters Clu6 80:
noonio 1:15 p.m.Thursdays in the
Single Seniors Club meets
activities theater at Merrill Gardens.
monthly for social luncheons and din1350 N. Suey Rd., Santa Maria. Info:
touch
ners, with an equal number of men and
925-2403. Ext. 814.
women, and for cards, travel and
smging.lnfo: 544-4347 or 481-1793.
Salvation Army Women's
Home League Fellowship: 10 to
Travel Connections and Social
11 a.m. Thursdays, SalvationArmy, 402
club on the
S. Miller, Santa Maria. Info: 349-2421.
and
adventure tours are always profession- Lompoc.
Santa Maria Elks Lodge No.
ally escorted and monthly"Get Out of
1538: 8p.m. Thursdays. Elks Lodge,
the House" events are designed for
1309 N. Bradley Road, Santa Maria.
baby-boomers who need to meet new
Make aWish FoLIndation of the
Info: 931-2304.
friends. free. Info: Dianne at 181-2630. Tri-Counties: informational meeting
for those considering involvement on
Santa.Maria Noontime
BENEFITS
their
board of directors, 5:30 to 6:30
Kiwanis: Noon, Thursdays, 600 W.
p.m., Sunday,Jan. 10. Santa Malia locaFil-Am Bingo: 6p.m. Wednesdays
Enos, Santa Maria. Info: 922-0856.
and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, The fraternal tion to be determined by attendees.
Registration info: 676-9414 xO or
Order of Eagles Hall, 668 S. College,
Tri City Sound Chorus of Sweet
http://tiny.cc/train372.
Santa Maria. Doors open at 4p.m.
Adelines International sings four-part
Wednesday is aWalk·in Format and
barbershop harmony at 6:45 p.m.
Roadside litter clean-up: Work
Thursday is Packet Night. Cost: two 6Thursdays at Lutheran Church of Our
with others on Saturday mornings to
Ons $15, early birds $13. All proceeds
Savior, 4125 S. Bradley Road in Santa
pick up litter along various local roadgo to charity. Info: 114-4121.
Maria. Info: 736-1572.
side to keep the Central Com;!: beautiful.lnfo: nomorelitter®aol.com.
Santa Maria Elks lodge No.
central Coast Corvette Club:
1538 Bingo: 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays in a
5:30 p.m. first Thursday each month,
Ambassador Pll:Igram in Santa
Giavanni's Pizza in Orcutt,Membership smoke-free environment, 1309 N.
Maria, part of tQe United Way, is
Bradley
Road.
Santa
Maria.
All
proceeds
is open to Corvette owners and enthuaccepting applications. This all-volungo to charity. Info: 922-1538.
siasts.lnfo: Mike at 934-3948 or
teer committee extends the hand of
www.centralcoastcorvettes.com.
friendship to local businesses and comTAKEACWS
munity members. Info: 922-0329.
National Active and Retired
lucia Mar Unified School
Federal EmplOyees: 12:30 p.m.
District Adulf Education
~ and Girls Club accepts
first Thursday each month, Santa Maria spring class lineup registradonations of your unwanted vehicles to
Terrace, 1405 E. Main St, Santa Maria. tion begins Jan. 11 New vocational
help support their programs. Oonations
Membership is open to all retired and
classes in massage, the culinary arts,
may be tax deductible. Vehicles are
active civil service employees. Enjoy
voice acting, Shakespeare, financial
picked up and donorsmay indicate
lunch with friends and interesting .
planning, sign language and
which local club they wish their giftto
speakers on current civic issues. Info:
with the
Chuck at 928-2955 or Bob at 925favorites
offered. Info: 414-3000 go towards. Some restrictions apply.
5410.
ext 1101 or http://adulted.lmusd.orgor Info and to donate: (800) 246-0493.
stop by the office at the Oceano
Vapor trail Vettes: 1p.m. first
Community Center, l42519th Street,
Thursday each month, Home Motors
Oceano on or afterJan. 11.
Chevrolet. 1201 E. Main St., Santa
afew
Maria and 5p.m. third Saturd'lY each
Wbmen's Economic Ventures, a
hours
aweek
to
learn
month, Roadhouse Grill, 1423 S.
ofit,
~ye ~~eat advE~ntures and
Bradley Road, SantaMaria. Info: 925nends.lnfo: Dana at
7711 or visit www.vaportrailvettes.com. employment training orientationsiin
January and early february in the
50-Plus Club: 11:30 a.m. second
Santa Maria region in both
caj'JtWeHearts Ministries is colThursday each month, St.Louis de
Montfort Church, Parish Hall,5095
week com'prehensive course on howto lecting used cell phones to help women
Harp Road, Orcutt. Info: 937-3119.
start orgrow your own successful busi- in need. Phones are recycled to raise
money!Ortheir program~ and to help
ness. Orientation attendance is
catholic Daughters of the
required to enroll in the SET course,
Americas No. 1079: 7p.m. second
which begins in February. Info: 965:
Thursday each month, St. Mary's
6013 or www.wevonline.org
Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 302 S.
Braille Institute offers classes covMiller, Santa Maria. Info: 922'2404.
ering independent liVing skills classes,
cooking, sensory awareness and home
Santa Maria Valley Wbmen's
at 481-4500.
management from 10 a.m. to 2p.m.
Club:. Noon to 4p.m., second and
Mondays, Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E.
Main St., Santa Maria. Info: 682-6222
who can spare an hour or so each week
Road, Orcutt. Men andwomenare wel- or 462-1225.
to visit with afrail or socially isolated
come to play "Hand and foot;' avariasenior in San Luis Obispo County. No
central Coast Computer Club
tion of the card game Canasta. Info:
experience is necessary to help asenholds
afree
computer
class
3to
5p.m.
931-5613.
ior write aletter, take ashort drive to a
Thursdays at the Knollwood Village
favorite
spot. or read abook. Info: 547Clubhouse, 4012 S. Bradley Rd., Santa
Santa lucia Fly Fishers Club:
7025, Ext.ll
Maria..Info:
937-1572.
6:30 p.m.Thursday,Jan. 14, Margie's
cell PhoneS for SOldiers
lJiner.I515 Calle JoaqUin, San Luis
FIND SUPPORT
Program is sponsored by larry
Obispo. Annie Gillespie will describe the
Hogue of ERAtlomes and land. Cell
HOSPICE OF SlO COUNTY:
activities of the Morro Bay National
phones may be dropped off at 255
Estuary Program's Volunteer Monitoring The follOWing support group meetings
Union Ave., Orcutt. Any make or model
are open to the community free of
Program and the health of the creeks
cell phone accepted, with the attached
charge at 1304 Pacific St, San Luis
that drain into Morro Bay. Info: 5459105 or www.santaluciaflyflshers.com. Obispo,t::1less otherwise noted. Please battery.The cell phonies are recycled
Santa Maria Times
s
Jan. 8, general meeting at the Oasis
Senior Center, 420 SoaresAve., Old
Orcutt Info: www.lospadresartist
guild.com.
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into the grid so that eaoh row, c,(llumn,
and 3 by 3 block of cells, fdach contain
fdvery number from one through nine.
Each pU7R:le has only one solution.
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apists to help serve the needs of local
clients in north and south San Luis·
Obispo County. The nonprofit agency
proVides low-cost counseling services
to individuals, couples and families who
are uninsured or do not otherwise have
access to professional therapy.
Bilingual therapists and clinical supervisors for interns are especially in
demand. Info: 543-1969.
Cmnmun~ty
Partners in
8000 or e-mail [email protected]".llrP: :137-1[976 in Lompoc.
uJ»loratil:m Station is looking
for members of the community with
special skills or talents to teach a
class to youth or adults. They are also
iooking for volunteers to perform
light office work, including greeting
the public, answering phone and con·
ducting tours. Training is held on a
monthly basis. Info: Deborah Love,
413-1421 or [email protected]
.org.
Growing Grounds Farm Santa
812 W. Foster Road, Santa
Proceeds benefit Transitions
Mental Health Association. Info: 9284509.
Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers fOfvarious positions. Info:
928-5399 or [email protected]
los Padres National forest,
Santa lucia Ranger District in Santa
Maria, is building agroup of volunteers to help care for recreation
areas. Duties include general campmaintenance, patrolling with
staff and
projects.
is needed
Info: Alicia
.:ldlllil!fdL, :U.;r::J;J,JO or [email protected]
fs.fed.us.
conditions. To refer
Wish foundation, volunteer, donate
cash, vehicles or airline miles call
(888)899-9474. Annual Wish Granter
Training in Santa Maria is held each
Spring. Tax-deductible donations
maybe be sent to Make-A-Wish, 4222
Market St. Suite D, Ventura CA 93003.
Info: www.tri-counties.wish.org.
Marian Residence, anonprofit
assisted liVing facility, needs volunteersfor awide variety of activities. A
list of opportunities is available at the
I ":SllJ"m,,,, ue't ","VII"'!:" Drive, Santa
North
Crisis
and Child
Center
enccfurag:es men and women to help
with
to alleviate the trauma
suffered by sexual assault and child
abuse survivors. Training sessions are
two
aweek for 10 weeks. The
""nt", ~I~n needs volunteers for its
24-hour hotline, fundraising, educaunity out2994 in Santa Maria;
in Lompoc.
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SECTION
SUNDAY
January 3, 2010
NFL
S
10 a.m. - Niners at Rams (FOX)
1p.m. - Ravens at Raiders (CBS)
1
Redskins at Chargers (FOX)
p.m. - Bengals at Jets (NBC)
Complete schedule D2
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL LEAGUE PREVIEWS
Mighty
St. Joe ey s
LPLrepeat
CIF champs of 2009 lead the
pack as the Los Padres League
season starts this week
By KENNY CRESS
SPOR I SWRITER
Sf. Joseph's girls basketballteamwonits Los
Padres League games byan average of50 points
last year.
Things don't figure to getany easier for the
Knights' league opponents this year inthe
midst ofSt. Joseph's defense ofits 2009 CIF
Southern SectionDivision IV-A championship.
See GIRLS I 05
'NFL
Plentys at
sta s
season
concludes
'festedKnights
y rleague
Eric Issacs/Contributed
SUoseph'sAly
Beebe (35) rips
down arebound
from Great Oak's
Lindsay Sherbert
(33) during
non-Ieal~ue play.
Beebe leads the
Knights into Los
Padres League play
this week. Beebe
was the
CalHiPreps.com
Girls Freshman
Athlete ofthe Year
last year. This year,
the 6-foot. 4-inch
center is averaging
13 points per game,
along with 10.1 rebounds and 3.4
blocks.
The St. JosephHigll
Schoolboys basketballteam
has done what it has customarily done beforeits league
schedUle starts.
The Knights, under firstyear coachTom Mott, have
tried to toughen themselves
byplayingintoughtournaments.
The 4-9 Knights'usual
demanding Decembertournament schedule hadthem
playingfour ganles inatournament co-hosted by Morro
Bayand San Luis Obispo
HighSchools, four more in
the prestigious Mission Prep
Christmas Classic and three
inthe TorreyPines Tournament' afairly tough San
Diego-basedtourney.
St. Joseph's time at the
Torrey PinesTournament
didn't go well. The Knights
lost allthree games there.
They'll tryto rebound in
theirseasonLos Padres
League debut Wednesday
nigllt.
TheKnights playat Morro
Bay. Tipofftime is 7:30p.m.
TIlatis tlle tipofftime for all
LPLboys games.
Sf. Joseph, under thencoachEd Torres, shared the
Los Padres League championship with Lompoc last
year. Bothteams finished 9-3
in leaguegames. TIle
Knights' leading scorerlast
season, Jacob Cano, is back.
He averaged 12.8 points a
ganle. .
See BOYS/05
College football - Cotton Bowl
EBELS BOOT COWBOYS
McCluster-led
Ole Miss beats OSU
pY BARRY WILNER
ARLINGTON, Texas Beforehaving to figure out
life without Dexter McCluster inthe backfield, Mississippicoach HoustonNutt
was goinguse the speedy
back as much as possible.
"We knew we were going
to runhislegs off:' Nutt said.
. McClusterrespondedwith
afinale for Nutt and Ole Miss
~'faI1S bnemember.
In: a CottonBowlfilled with
turnovers andmissedopportunities bypoth teams, McCluster was the clear standoutinhis final game. He carried acareer-lrigll32times
for182yardsandtwotoucndowns, including ago-ahead
2-yardrunon a direct snap
with4:03 left Saturday, and
the Rebels beat Oklahoma
State 21-7.
"When I'm in the zone, I'm
allbusiness. Iwant theball
and I'm going to do whatever
Icanto make somethinghappen:' McCluster said. "I'm
prettysore. But if we hadto
play again, I'd get up and go. "
McCluster also had an 86yardTD nmin the second
quarter after the senior had
alreadybecome the first
Southeastern Conference
player with 1,000 yards rush.,
ing and 500 yards receiving in
the same season.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
'Howboringis the NFC, with allsixplayoff
participants alreadydecided? Well, the confer€!,Rce is prettyspicy, actually, withthe East
. ,.'
crownabout tobe decided in
Dallas, theVikings capable of
or
,andthe top
Saints
The
has all
four divisionwinners andhas
concentratedits frenzy on the
"lYild-cardrace, whichhas seventeams stillin
the scramble. The Ravens and Jets are incontrol, b
Steelers,
Ja
possibili:lJ.es. Denverhas 10 scenarios bywhichit canget
awildcard, halfofthose not evenrequiringthe
Broncos towintoday against Kansas City.
Mostintriguingare the Eagles (11-4) at the
Cowboys (10-5)andtheBengals (10-5) atthe
Jets (8-7).
Dallaswon20-16atP
hia on Nov. 8,
seeminglytakingchargeofth
Butthe
Cowboys went4-3 after that, whilePhillywent'
6-1 to take the NFC Eastlead. Today's winner
gets the title and perhaps abye in the first round
ofthe postseason.
"It's aperfect picture right now:' Cowboys
cornerbackMike Jenkins said. "I think it was set
up realgreaf. We're inagoodsituationto go in
and showeverybodywhat we're made of. Doing
it (against tlle Eagles) is evenbetter. We're ina
great situation!'
Ofcourse, theywere inthe same situation a
year ago inthe wild-cardrace, went into
Philadelphia and got routed 44-6.
.
An
ryearns themthat bye:Dallas
needs wman
MinnesotaandArizonato
Mos
thoug!
See COTTON I 05
Associated Press
Mississippi defensive end
MarcusTillman (92) holds up
the trophy after beating
Oklahoma State 21-7 in the
Cotton Bowl NCAA college
football game at Cowboys
Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
tift
lowing aloss in Calgary, the strUggling Oilers
were no matchfor the NHL's top team.
Even Edmonton's goalwas actuallyscored
by the Sharks. EvgeniNabokovclearedareboundandthe puckdeflected off
tearnmateJoePavelskiandpast ,
Nabokovfor agoalthat was creditedto Nilsson. SanJose didmore
than enough scoring at the other
endto make up for that one mis-
SANJOSE PatrickMarleau scoredhis
27thgo<!l ofthe seasonand Dany
Heatleyaddedhis 24thto lead the
SanJose Sharks to their eighth
straight victo):"Y, 4-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturdaynight.
The Sharks alsogot production
Oilers
fromtwoless obvious sources in
1
Jdmie McGinnand Douglas Murray
4
as they extendedtheir longest win- Sharks
ning streakofthe se.ason andmain- --'--.----tainedthe points leadinthe NHL.
Robert Nilsson scoredthe orily
Associated Press goalfor Edmonton, whichhas lost
Sharks right wing Dany Heatley, left, is chased by Edmonton Oilers center Robert Nils- nine ofIo. Two days sfh"r C4)sch Pl~t
during the secondperiod of an NHL hockey game in San Jose. Saturday.
Quinn calledhis team "dumb" fol-
take.
In: the past 21/2 weeks, the
Sharks havewon all eiglltgames
theyplayedandhad eightoftheir
players pickedfor theupcoming
Olympics inVancouver. The eight
Olympians mat~hesAnaheimfor
See SHARKS I 05
Dolphins throw
birthday party
forShula
PHOTO FINISH
Babe Ruth
-qps
approaching
SantaMariaBabe Ruth201
13- to IS-year-oIds will
nightsfrom 6 p.m. to 8p.m. andSaturday
aftemoons 2p.m. toSp.m. at StrawHat PizzaonN. Broadway. Signs-up willtakeplace
duringthose days fromJan. 7,to Jan. 30.
Alluewplayers to the league willneed a
birthcertificate andparent/guardianto register. Costis $110,
Try-outs willbe Saturday, Feb. 13 and
Feb. 20, 10a.m. to 1p.m. at Elks Field
,There willbe amanager/coaches meeting
for allnewandreturning managers and
coaches at Elks Field at 7p.m. onTuesday,
Jan. 5. For all questions, please call Stacyat
714-4601 or Rob at 896-2067.
BY STEVEN WINE
ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMl- As his 80thbirthdaypartywas
aboutto kick off, Don Shulawalkedthrough
the entrance ofthe stadiumlobbyholding
his wife's hand and surveyingthe big room
filled with fi:Irnily, friends andformer players.
The oldcoachwore a grin worthy ofa Super Bowlcelebration.
lIIlj1 hadknowp.wewere goingto have all
thiS excitement, rwouldhavebeen80 earlier
thanthis:' Shula said. "Everybody I seeis
goingtobringback amemory. That's what
.
OUSL Spring Soccer at
Rice Ranch
TheOrcuttUnited SoccerLeague (OUSL)
willbeholding sign-upsfor
springseasonon Saturl::1ayS,
from 9 a.m. to noon atthe Oasis SeniorCenter. After aterrificfirstseason, the small- ,
sidedco-edspringseasonretumsin2010
withallgamesbeingplayedonthenewfie1ds
atthe OrcuttCommunityParkinRice Ranch.,
Small-sidedsoccer games are played
withfewerplayers competingonasmaller
field. Becauseit's high scoring and actionpacked, small-sidedsoccer's popularityis
exploding across the country.
Practices startinmid-Marchand the
seven-game seasonbegins April 10and
ends May 22.
Registrationis opento everyone. The cost
is $50 for fall 2009 players and $60 for new
players. The
are U6throughU19.
Formol'
'on, visitwww.ousl.01'g.
Associated Press
asemifinal heat ofthe
ships on Saturday in
Television
ON DECK
central Coast Sports
No events scheduled
Boys Basketball
Paso
Girls Basketball
Santa Maria offers 1-0n-7
Outdoor Soccer League
Boys Soccer
The SantaMariaRecreation and Parks
Departmentis nowtakingregistrations for
itsinaugUral7-onoccer
League.The
and
women,
.
Games
at Atkinson Park,
Tuesdays throughThursdays.
Thefee is $252for a cityresidentteamand
$3IS for anon-resident team.
Recreational andcompetitivemen's,
women's andco-eddivisions are available.
Registrationtakes place through Jan.
the Recreation and Parks Administration
Office.
Callthe Recreation andParks Department at 925-0<151, ext. 260, for more info.
Girls Soccer
Rodeo
PBR: Baltimore
MoNDAY
Basketball
. "
1dll'y,311d the Miami Dol- .
pJ:iinSthrew apai'ty Saturdaymghtfor the
coachwholedthemto the only perfect seasoninNFL history andwon 347 gc:unes, a
league recordmanyconsiderunbreakable.
More than 30 ofShula's former players
attended. Pro FootballHallofFame fullback
Larry Csonka jokedthat he came reluctant1y.
"I've spent the last 30 years getting Don
shula's voice out ofmyears;' Csonkasaid.
"Tobe askedto come here and talk about
hinlandput11in1backinmy ears, lhadto
think aboutit alittle bit!'
Also joiningthe celebrationwere NFL
commissionerRoger GoOden, current Dolphins coachTony Sparano, team owner
StephenROss, former NFL coaches Marty
Schottenheimer andDan Reeves, golferRay
Floydandformer u.s. Sen. Bob Graham.
"Eightyyears young;' saidBobKuechenberg,whoplayedhis entire 14-year career
for Shula. "You don't know many 80-yearolds who are as together as coach Shula!'
The HallofFame coach walks withalimp
butotherwiselooksfit. Heplayed golfSaturday andplans to attendthe Dolphins'
game Sunday against tlle Pittsburgh Steelers.He andhis wife travel alot, andhe joked
he stays busykeeping track ofthenames of
their 16 graIldchild:fen and one greatgrandchild.
.
"Heelgreat;' he said. "1 don'tfeel like I'm
to think 80was old. My
80years old. I
w
has changed!'
Hewrylynotedthat hisformer players
have gotten older.
includes former
quarterback Earl
,who'snotfarbehind Shulaat 7S.
"We' . bappyDonmade itthislong;'
Morrall
"Whenhe cut some ofthe
players, they hadillfeelings andmighthave
got to hinl!'
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t confidence bac
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHARLOTI'EiN.c.
Theunstoppable offense has
been slowedabit. The opportunistic defense has
some holes. Perfectionwas
dashed, followedbyembarrassment aweeklater.
Insteadofbeinginthe
middle ofaNew Orleanssizedcelebrationfor capturingthefranchise'sfustNo.1
playoffseed, the Saints (13-2)
go into today's regular-seasonfinale against the Carolina Panthers (7- 8) lookingto
gettheirmojoback.
Yet as the gWne drew closer, coach SeanPaytonstartedhaving secondthought"
onhowmnch,ifany, toplay
his starters againstthe suddenlydangerous Panthers.
QuarterbackDrewBrees and
safetyDarrenSharper are
among alist ofveterans who
aren't expectedto play.
Fear ofinjurytrumps
wantingto finish strong.
"Everyoneknows going
into the playoffs youwant to
be peakingandplayingyour
bestfootball;' Sharper said.
"As oflate, we arenot dohlg
that!'
Brees willbe the No.3 QB
behindstarterMarkBrunell
androokie Chase Daniel,
while the Saints' struggling
defense won'tbe at full
No.1 Kansas stays
er ct, beats
o. Temple
game losing streakto the
Cardinals.
Pitl:s1Julgh82,
a
tato improve to 13O. Then came ahome loss to
Marcus Morris had nine
pointsinthe 19-4 run that
e
No.SSyracuse 71.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Ashton Gibbs scored24 points,
Jennaine Dixonadded21 and
handed Syracuse
it
ofthe season.
Pittsburgh(12-2,2-0Big
East) has beaten SyracU$e
(13-1,1-1)thelastfoUr times
it has visitedthe Carner
Dome. CoachJamie Dixon
moved past BobTiilunons
andinto secondplacein careerwinsatPittwithI7S.
No. 8 Vil1anova74,
Marquette 72
MILWAUKEE - Scottie
Reynolds hit a jumper inthe
lane with18.1 secondsleft to
helpVillanovawillits Big
East opener Saturday.
Reynolds scored23 points,
including16inthe second
half, andreserve Maalik
Wayns added 16 points for
the Wildcats (12-1, 1-0).
No.10Connecti.cut82,
Nob'e Dame 70
HARTFORD, Conn. - .
StanleyRobinsonhad22
points and a career-high16
rebounds to lead Connecticut to its first BigEast win of
the season.
.No. nMicldganstate 91,
70
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DeMarcus Cousins scored18
points andmatched aseason
high with18rebounds to lead
Kentuckypastrival Louisville.
PatrickPatterson andJohn
Wall added 17points eachfor
the Wildcats (15-0), who
matchedtheirbeststartin 40
yearsbybreakinga two-
72
ona
'th
Alabarnaevictory.
7,UCIAb3
LOS ANGELES - Kyle
Foggscoreda career-high25
points, Jamene Home added
17 andArlzonadefeated
UCLAto salvage asplit onits
openingPac-10roadtrip.
Sunday. January 3. 2010 / TIMES· 03
NIA
NoWitzkica
Arenas
admits to
using'b.ad
judgment'
BY JOSEPH WHITE
ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - Gilbert
Arenas said Saturdayhe used
"badjudgment" inbringing
guns into the Washington
Wizards locker room. He also
deniedthat he gambles and
saidthere are misconceptions inthe various stories
about a dispute between
hi1nselfandteannnate Javaris
Crittenton.
As for the rest, he said he'll
tellit to authorities onMonday.
'
Arenas spoke following the
Wizards' 97-86 loss to the
SanAntonio Spurs onSaturdaynight. His remarks came
after two. days ofreports
about the investigationinto
the guns he kept at the Verizon Center - and about an
hour flfter the family oflate
Wizards owner Abe Pollin
saidit was "extremelypoor
judgment" that the guns
were there in the first place.
"I agree;' Arenas said.
"That'sbad judgment onmy
part to store theminhere, and
Itake responsibilityfor that!'
Arenas skirtedother questions about the matter. Two
officials within the league
who have been briefedonthe
i.ri.vestigation toldThe AssociatedPress on Saturdaythat
it involves a dispute over
card-playing gambling debts
and aheated discussionin
the locker room. Neither official was told ofArenas and"
Crittenton actually drawing
guns on each other - as the
NewYorkPosthas reported.
Bothofficials spoke to the
AP oncondition ofanonymitybecause they are not authorized to speak publiclyon
the matter.
Asked about guns being
drawn, Areru:lS said: "I can't
speakonthat. Butifyou
knowme, you've beenhere,
StateWarriors despite
dressing only eight players.
Nuggets105,Jazz 95
SALTLAKE CITY - Ty
Lawsonhad 23 points and
nine assists and Denver endedathree-garne losing streak
despite playingwithout injuredstars Carmelo Anthony
and ChaunceyBillups.
cawners 94,Nets So
EAST RUTHERFORD,
N.J. - leBron Jarnes had 28
points, nine rebounds and
seven assists to lead Clevelalldto its seventh straight
victory..
CeIticsI03,Rap!:ors 90
BOS,TON - RayAllen
scored 23 points, Rasheed
VVallaceadded16 and
Bostonwon despite missing
three starters because ofinjuries.
BuDsIOI,Magic93
CHICAGO - DerrickRose
scored30points to leadfive
players in double figures and
help Chicago toits seasonhighfourth straight win.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Associated Press
Washington Wizards guard
Gilbert Arenas (0) talks to
Washington Wizards
forward Caron Butler. left.
durillgthe first half of an NBA
basketball game against the
San AntonioSpurs. Saturday.
I've never did anything (involving) violence. Anything I
do is funny well, it's funny
tome!'
Asked ifthe accounts of
whathappenedhave been
blownout ofproportion,
Arenas laughedand said: "A
little!'
"I give money away for
free;'hesaid. "IthinkifI
owedsomeone some money,
Ithink I'dpayit up. Iplay
poker onmyphone or my
computer. If Ilose, I just reset
the game. I don't gamble. I
don't do anything like that!'
Arenas said he was "not
nervous at all" about the
possible outcome ofthe investigation' but the implications are serious. Vilhat began
withthe NBA looking into a
possible violation ofits own
rules has tumedinto amatter
involving the U.S. Attorney's
Office and District ofColumbiapolice. Thelegal systern, the league and the Wizards couldtake actionifthe
allegations prove true.
Askedifhe hadmet with
lawenforcement officials,
Arenas said: "I deal withthat
on Monday. '" I've gottoput
it intheir hands andtellthe
storyand see what they say!'
Arenas again stressedthat
he's "ajokester" andthat
nothinginhis life is actually
serious. Many ofthe comments he has made onthe
matter have beenlighthearted.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. DirkNowitzkiscored 25
points to leadthe Dallas
Mavericks to a 99-91 victory
over the struggling Sacramento Kings on Saturday
night.
The Mavericks used a 13-0
inthe secondqliartertotake
'commandandnever trailed
againinimprovingtheir
record away from home to
12-5,themostroadwinsin
the Western Conference.
Jose Barea scored 17points
for Dallas, whichhas won
three offour. JoshHoward
had16 points and Jason Kidd
added 14points.andseven
assists.
Leading by 10 points,
Nowitzkiwent on his own
6-0 run, making apair of
jumpers and hittingtwo free
throws to put the Mavericks
infront 93-76 with 3:39 re-
malning.
The Kings ran off 11
straight points to pullto 9387 on Donte Greene's 3pointer with 30.1 seconds
left. Howard, JasonTerryand
Nowitzki all made two free
throws inthe final 29 seconds to help sealthe victory.
OmriCasspie scored 22
points andhad a career-high
11 rebounds for the Kings,
who have droppedthree
straight and five ofsixoverall. Jason Thompson
bouncedbackfrom ascoreless game Fridayagainst the
Lakers with15points and10
rebounds.
After missing the previous
three games with an ankle
injury, rookie Tyreke Evans
started slow, missing six of
sevenshots, then got going
lateinthe secondquarter.
Playing abit tentative offensiveiy, he shot6 of18 overall
andhad 14 points and sixrebounds.
Aconsistent scorer
throughout his 11-yearcareer' Nowitzki averaged only
14.7 points inthe previous
three games. The NBA's seventhleading scorer with a
25-point average, Nowitzki
Grlzzlics12S, Suns 103
Associated Press
Dallas Mavericks center Dirk Novvitz~:i. I
breaks away fOI: adunk as '"r'r·:",nc.ntn
Evans. left. looks on during the first
game in Sacramento. Saturday.
scored 11 and13 in his previ0us two contests. TIlelast
time he had 13 orfewer
points in three straight
ganles was the final two of
1998-99 andthe first one of
the following season.
Against the Kings, he
made
shots, hit all
seven rebounds.
Kidd scoredeightpoints
andNowitzkihad sixinthe
third quarter whenthe Mavericks built the lead to 13
points andwent into the
fourth ahead 77-67.
Taking advantage ofseveralSacramentomiscues,
whichtheytumedinto
layups at the other end, the
Mavericks reeled off13
straight points inthe second
Ore.-
Blazersbeat the Golden
PHOENIX - O.J. Mayo
had 25 points and reserve
SamYoung added a careerhigh22 to help Memphis to
its most lopsidedvictory of
the season.
Hornets 99,Rockets 95
NEWORLEANS - Chris
Paul had 28 points and nine
assists andNew Orleans
closed the game ona13-2run.
Bo1:Jdd's107, Heal; 97
MIAMI - StephenJackson scored 13 ofhis seasonhigh 35 points inthe fourth
quarter,D.J. Augustin added
all 13 ofhis in the final 11
minutes and Charlotte won a
road gamefor jusUhe secondtime this season.
Pacersl22,
Timberwolves III
INDIANAPOLIS - Roy
Hibbert and Luther Head
eachscored 21 points to help
Indianasnap an eight-game
losingstreak.
Bucks103,1b.undef97, or
MILWAUKEE - Michael
Redd scoredsixofhis 27
points in overtime to help
Milwaukee snap afourgame losing streak.
NHl
..
St.
Associated Press
From left. Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32). defenseman Matt Greene (2). center
Oscar Moller. of Sweden. and center Scott Parse (63) celebrate their win over the Washington
Capitals on Saturday in Los Angeles. The Kings won 2-1:
Handzus
for good
LOS ANGELES - Michal
Handzus scoreda shorthanded goalearlyinthe third
period toput Los Angeles
ahead, andRyan Smythconnected onapower play, leadingthe Kings to a 2-1 victory·
over the WashingtonCapihils on Saturday.
Jonathan Quick stopped
26 shots a day after hewas
selectedto the U.S. Olympic
team alongwith Los Angeles'
teannnates Dustin Brown
and Jack Johnson.
Quick kept the Kings inthe
game during a one-sided
secondperiodinwhichthe
Capitals outshot Los Angeles
13-2. He made two tough
saves onAlex Ovechkinin
less than aminute, flicking
out his rightlegat the last instant to thwart Ovechkin's
tricky 25-foot wrist shot
with 91/2 minutes left inthe
period, then stoppinganoth.er wrist shot from pointblank range bythe two-time
MVP.
Mike Greenhad apowerplaygoalfor Washington.
PredatDrs3,Ducks I
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - JasonArnott broke a tie with
his first goalin10 games, and
SheaWeber and DavidLeg-
LA ahead
ashington
wand also scoredfor
Nashville.
Pekka Rinne made 25
saves, a!lclwing ,only lVtike
Tampa Bayhand StanleyCup
champion Pittsburghits
fourth straightloss.
FJamfS 3,MapleLeafs1
CALGARY, Alberta Curtis Glencross scoredthe
go-ahead goal on apower
uL.rr'U'",lV'LULlL - Minnesotanative Jamie Langen- play midway through the
brunner had ahattrickto
secondperiodand added an
empty-netterfor Calgary.
give New Jersey coach
HunicanesZ,
Jacques Lemaire avictoryin
his returntoMinnesota.
Rangers I, or
NEWYORK-RayWhitThe only coachthe Wild
ever had until he quit after
ney scoredat 3:45 ofoverlast season, Lemaire was
time to give Carolinaasplitin
honoredwithabriefvideo
the home-and-home series
andits thirdvictory in 20
road games this season.
ST. LOUIS - Tomas
IsJa:n.derso,
Kopecky scored twice for his
'I'lu:aShers 5, SO
third career multipoint
iJNIONDALE, N.Y. - Jeff
game, and Patrick Sharp also TambelliniandFrans Nielsen
hadtwo goals to help Chicago scoredshootout goals to give
beat St. Louis after the Blues NewYork its thirdwin infive
fired coachAndy Murray and games.
Avalanche3,
replacedhimwith Davis
BlueJacketsz
COLUMBUS, Ohio - T.J.
Galiardi crashedthe net and
Tomas Holmstrom deflected scored on areboundwith just
two ofNicklas Lidstrom's
under aminuteleft to lift
shotsinto the net for his 14th Colorado past Columbus.
and 15thgoals to lead Detroit.
Cauucks 3, Stars I
Ligbt:ning3,Peng'Oins I
DALLAS - Daniel Sedin
TAMPA, Fla. Zenon
scoredthe go-ahead goal on
a power playearlyinthe
third period, and Roberto
Luongo made 31 saves for
Vancouver.
ST. LOUIS - The worst
home record in the NHL led
to the enaofAndyMurray's
tenure as St. Louis Blues
coach.
Thefranchise replaced
the 58-year-oldMurray on
Saturday, hoping ayoqnger
man canbetter motivate a
youthfulroster that's underachieved. Davis Payne,
coachofthe Blues' AHLaffiliate in Peoria, was appointedinterim headcoach
and coached St. Lpuis inits
6-3 home loss to Chicagoon
Saturdaymght.
•
"We feel going forward
that we reallyneedto get our
youngpeople to be better
players;' teampresident
John Davidson said. "One
thing we pronlised ourfans
is come growwithus. Davis
has done amce jobthis year
withthe kids in Peoria!'
DefensemanErik Johnson
andforwards David Perron,
. T.J. Oshie and Patrik
Berglundare allformer firstround picksintheir early 20s
and allhave struggledat
times. Johnsonhad a fast
startbut was ahealthy
scratchear'lier this week,
while Perron, Oshie and
L<U'fLjm.
overtimeloss to Vancouver.
Murray
we just simply haven't been,
consistently anyway!' .
The 39-year-oldPayue
was the East Coast Hockey
League coachofthe year in
2006-07.
"Wefeel he's our coach
andhe mightbe our coach
longterm;' Davidson said.
"It's awhirlwindfor him,
butwe feel confident about
him!'
The Blues retained assistants Ray Belli1ett and Brad
Shaw. Goaltending coach
RickWarnsleyreplaced
Payne as Peoria's coach.
Payne saidhe was "absolutely thrilled" to get this
chance. He addressedthe
teambefore the morning
skate.
"I don't knowwhere the
emphasis has been, but I
askedthese guys to work •
hardfor each other, Iasked
themto trust eachother, and
Iaskedthemto playwith
passion;' he said. "That's our
startingpointfor tonight!'
Defen<;emanBarret Jackman said Murraypaidthe
pricefor the team's struggles.
"It's toughto swallow;'
Jackman said. "We're the
problem and Ithink management decidedto malce a
change to wake up the
players?'
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AMERICAN CONFERENCE
West
WLTPdPFPA
x-CHARGERS
12 3 0 .800 431 300
Denver
8 7 0 .533 302 280
RAIDERS
5 10 0 .m 184 358
Kansas City
3 12 0 .200 250 400
W L T Pd PFPA
North
x-Cincinnati
10 5 0 .667 305 254
Baltimore
8 7 0 .533 370 248
Pittsburgh
8 7 0 .533 338 300
Cleveland
4 11 0 .267 222 358
WLTPdPFPA
South
x-Indianapolis
14 I 0 .933 409 277
8 7 0.533 354 306
Houston
Jacksonville
780.467
Tennessee
7 8 0 A67
East
WLTPdPFPA
x-New England
10 5 0 .667 400 251
8 7 0 .533 311 236
N.Y Jets
7 8 0 A67 336,360
Miami
5 10 0 333 228 319
Buffalo
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
West
W LTPetPFPA
x-Arizona
10 5 0 .667 368 292
49ERS
7 8 0 A67 302 275
Seattle
10 0 .333 267 373
St. Louis
1 14 0 .067 169 408
North
W LTPctPFPA
X-Minnesota
11 4 0.733 426 305
V-Green Bay
10 5 o .667 428 290
Chicago
6 9 0 ADO 290 352
Detroit
2 13 D m 239457
South
W LTPetPFPA
X-New Orleans
13 2 0 .867 500 318
Atlanta
8 7 0 .533 343 315
Carolina
7 8 0 .467 292 298
Tampa Bay
3 12 0 .200 234 380
East
W lTPctPFPA
v-Philadelphia
11 4 0 .733 429 313
v-Dallas
10 5 0 .667 337 250
NY. Giants
8 7 0 .533 395 383
Washington
4 11 0 .267 246 313
x-clinched division
y-clinched playoff spot
SundaV'sliames
Chicago at Detroit, 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh at Miami, 10 a.m.
New England at Houston. 10 a.m.
Indianapolis at Buffalo, 10 a.m.
49ERS at St. Louis. 10 a.m.
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 10 a.m.
New Orleans at Carolina, 10 a.m.
Jacksonville at Cleveland, 10 a.m.
N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, 10 a.m.
Tennessee at Seattle, 1:15 p.m.
Philadelphia at Dallas. 1:15 p.m.
Washington at CHARGERS, 1:15 p.m.
Kansas City at Denver, 1:15 p.m.
Baltimore at RAIDER5, 1:15 p.m.
Green Bay at Arizona. 1:15 p.m.
Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets. 5:20 p.m.
Sharks 4, Oilers 1
Edmonton
0 1 0 - 1
San Jose
2 2 0 - 4
First Period-I. San Jose. McGinn 7
(Huskins. Mitchell), 13:10. 2. San Jose. Murray
2(Nichol. Staubitz). 17:18.
Second Period-3, San Jose. Heatley 24
(Thornton. Marleau). :43. 4, Edmonton.
Nilsson 6(Gagner. Penner). 4:06. 5. San Jose.
Marleau 26 (Thornton. Murray),13:32.
Third Period-None.
Shots on ,Goal-Edmonton 6-10-7-23. San
Jose 9-6-12-27.
Goalies-Edmonton, Deslauriers. San Jose,
Nabokov. A-17,562 (17A96). T-2:22.
Predators 3, Ducks 1
Anaheim
1 0 0 - 1
Nashville
0 1 2 - 3
First Period-I. Anaheim, Brown 5
(Ar!yukhin. Nokelainen). 7:45.
Second Period-2. Nashville. Weber 7
(Arnott. Hornqvist). 15:27.
Third Period-3. Nashville, Arnott 12
(Weber. Sullivan), 10:11. .4•. Nashville.
Legwand 10 (Ward, Arnott). 20:00 (en).
Shots on Goal-Anaheim 7-10'9-26.
Nashville 15-17-4-36.
GoalieS-Anaheim, Hiller. Nashville. Rinne.
A-16.654 (17.m). H:12.
Illackhawks 6, Blues 3
Chicago
2 2 2 - 6
St.louis
2 0 1 - 3
First period-I.
Kopecky 2
(5eabrook. Fraser). 3:10. 2, louis. Brewer
3(Backes. Conklin). 5:16. 3. Chicago. Kopecky
3(Eager, Fraser). 6:51. 4. S1. louis, McDonald
13 (Backes. Johnson), 16:05.
Second Period-5, Chicago. Campbell S
(Kane. Hossa). 3:15. 6. Chicago. Versteeg 11
(Byfuglien). 18:42.
Third Period-7. Chicago, Sharp 13 (Hossa.
50pe!).
Chicago. Sharp 14 (5eabrook).
3:42 (pp). 9;
louis, Tkachuk 10 (Dshie.
Perron),17:52 (pp).
Shots on Goal-Chicago 13-13-7-33. St.
Louis 9-5-8-22.
Goalies-Chicago. Huet. St. Louis, Conklin.
A-19.150 (19.150). T-2:31.
Red Wings 4, Coyotes 1
Detroit
1 12 - 4
Phoenix
0 1 0 - 1
First Period-I. Detroit. Holmstrom 14
(Lidstrom, Rafalskil, 14:44.
Second Period-2;Phoenix, lombardi 7
(Lang, Yandle), 5:53 (pp). 3. Detroit,
Holmstrom 15 (Lidstrom. Datsyuk). 19:41.
Third Perlod-4, Detroit. Datsyuk 10
(Bertuzzi. Rafalskil. 5:51 (pp). 5. Detroit.
Helm 6(Stuart), 19:08 (en).
Shots on Goal-Detroit 12-14-10-36.
Phoenix 11-14-11-36.
Goalies-Detroit. Howard. Phoenix.
Bryzgalov. A-f7,125 (17.125). T-2:18.
Flames 3, Mapl\! Leafs 1
Toronto
1 0 0 - 1
Calgarv
0 2 1 - 3
First Period-I. Toronto. Blake 10 (Primeau.
5tempniak). 3:36.
Second Period-2. Calgary, Iginla 21
(langkow), 10:35. 3. Calgary. Glencross 9
Oginla, langkow). 11:27 (pp).
Third Period-4. Calgary. Glencross 10
(Langkow. Iginla), 19:09 (en).
Shots on Goal-Toronto 8-7-10-25. Calgary
10'18-7-35.
Goalies-Toronto. Gustavsson. Calgary.
Kiprusoff. A-19.289 (19,289). T-2:29.
Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 2
Colorado
0 1 2 - 3
Columbus
1 1 0 - 2
First Period-I, Columbus. Huselius 12
(Nash. Tyutin). 12:28 (pp).
Second Period-2, Coiorado. Cumiskey 4
(Liles), 1:46 (pp). 3, Columbus. Brassard 6
(Huselius, Hejda), 13:09.
Third Period-4. Colorado, Stewart 12
(Stastny, Hannan), 5:28. 5. Colorado. Galiardi
S(Hejduk, Wilson), 19:02.
Shots on Goal-Colorado 8-15-14-37.
Columbus 8'IH-28.
Gnrl.!ir,·-(nlnrarjn. Anderson. Columbus.
Mason. A-l7,3ll
T-2:20.
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Padfic DllIislon
GP W L OT Pts liF liA
SHARKS
42 27 8 7 61 142106
Phoenix
43 25 14 4 S4 1ll 99
KINGS
42 24 15 3 51 124 120
DUCKS
41 18 12 11 47 122 127
Anaheim
41 16 18 7 39 113 132
central DllIislon liP W L OT PtsliF liA
Chicago
41 2810 3 59 132 88
Nashville
42 25 14 3 53 121119
Detroit
41 2114 6 48 108104
SI. Louis
41 17 18 6 40 108 121
COlumbus
43 15 19 9 39 112 143
NllrtIIwe5t Division GP W L OT PtsGF liA
Colorado
43 24 13 6 54 128 124
Calgary
41 24 12 5 53 114 9~
Vancouver
42 25 16 1 51 132 103
Minnesota
42 20 19 3 43 111 124
Edmonton
42 16 22 4 36 115 138
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic DIlIislon liP W L OT Pts GF GIl
New Jersey
40 29 10 1 59 118 89
Pittsburgh
42 26 15 1 53 131110
NY. Rangers
41 19 17 5 43 108 115
N.Y Islanders
43 17 18 8 42 107134
Philadelphia
40 19 18 3 41 113 111
NortOOast Dhlision GP W L OT Pts GF liA
Buffalo
40 25 11 4 54 111 93
Boston
40 21 12 7 49 105 95
Ottawa
41 21 16 4 46 115 121
Montreal
43 21 19. 3 45 114 119
Toronto
4214 19 9 37 115 145
SOutheast DIlIislon GP W L OT Pts GF·liA
Washington
41 24 11 6 54 145 116
Atlanta
41 18 17 6 42 132 135
Tampa Bay
41 16 15 10 42 103 121
Florida
41 16 18 7 39 117 133
Carolina
41 11 23 7 29 102146
NOTE: Two points for awin. one point for overtime loss.
saturday's Games
Carolina Z. NY. Rang~rs 1. OT
Vancouver 3. Dallas 1
Tampa Bay 3. Pittsburgh 1
KINGS Z. Washington 1
N.Y. Islanders 6. Atlanta 5. 50
Colorado 3. Columbus 2
Calgary 3. Toronto I
Chicago 6. S1. louis 3
Detroit 4, Phoenix 1
New Jersey 5. Minnesota 3
Nashville 3. DUCK51
SHARKS 4. Edmonton 1
SUnday's Games
Philadeiphia at Ottawa. 10 a.m.
Buffalo at Montreal, 12 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Florida. 2p.m.
DUCK5 at Chicago. 4p.m.
Monday's Games
Boston at NY. Rangers. 4p.m.
KiNGS at SHARKS, 7:30 p.m.
Kings 2, Capitals 1
Washington
0 1 0 - 1
Los Angeles
1 0 1 - 2
First Petiod-l. los Angeles, Smyth 11
(Kopitar. Doughty), 19:01 (pp).
Second Period-2, Washington. Green 10
(Potil. 2:13 (pp).
Third Period-3. Los Angeles. Handzus 9
(Richardson). 2:50 (sh),
'5hots on Goal-Washington 4-13-10-27. Los
Angeles 11-3-5-19.
Goalies-Washington. Neuvirth. Los
Angeles. Quick. A-18.118 (18.118). T-2:24.
Lightning 3, penguins 1
Pittsburgh
1 0 0 - 1
Tampa Bay
1 1 1 - 3
First Period-l, Tampa Bay. SI. louis 9
(Ohiund, Stamkos), 1:03. 2. Pittsburgh.
Guerin 13 (Staal. McKee). 17:15.
Second Period-3. Tampa Bay. Konopka 2
(Downie. Stamkos). 14:26.
Third Period-4. Tampa Bay. Downie 8
(Ohlund. lecavalier), 7:11.
Missed Penalty ShoHecavalier. TB. 4:44
third.
Shots on Goal-Pittsburgh 9-10·7-26.
Tampa Bay 6-20-11-37.
Goalies-Pittsburgh. Fleury. Tampa Bay,
M.5mith. A-20.109 (19,758). T-2:2I.
Canucks 3, Stars 1
vancouver
0 1 2 - 3
Dallas
001-1
First Period-None.
Second Period-I. Vancouver, Kesler 11
·(Raymond. Samuelsson).1:30.
Third Period-2. Dallas. Eriksson 17
(Morrow. Richards). :37. 3. Vancouver.
D.Sedin 11 (H.Sedin). 2:38 (pp). 4, Vancouver,
Burrows 11 (Kesler. H.5edin). 19:43 (en).
Shots on Goal-Vancouver 11-9·7-27. Dallas
10-8·14-32.
Goalies-Vancouver. Luongo. Dallas. Turco.
A-17.059 (18,532). }"2:20.
Hurricanes 2, Ilangersl
Carolina
0101-2
N.Y. Rangers
0 0 1 0 - 1
First Period-None.
Second Period-I. Carolina. Kostopoulos 3
(TIuslY. Dwyer), 19:14.
Third Period-2, N.Y.. Rangers. Gaborik 27
(Dubinsky. Christensen). 9:08.
Overtime-3. Carol,ina, Whitney 11 (Cullen.
Pitkanen), 3:45.
Shots on Goal-Carolina 7-H-I-19. N.Y.
Rangers 8·10·9·1-28.
GoalieS-Carolina. C.ward. N.Y. Rangers,
lundqvist. A-18.200 (18.200). T-2:24.
Devils 5, Wild 3
New Jersey
0 3 2 - 5
Minnesota
0 2 1 - 3
First Period-None.
Second Period-I, New Jersey. McAmmOlW
4(Elias), 5:13. 2. New Jersey. langenbrunner
11 (Elias. Zharkov). 6:57 (pp). 3. Minnesota,
Belanger 9 (Zidlicky. Havla!), 9:08. 4.
Minnesota. Koivu 11 (Miettinen. Schultz).
19:22 (sh). 5. New Jersey. langenbrunner 12
(Mottau). 19:56 (pp).
Third Period-6. New Jersey. Pandolfo 3
(Niedermayer. Elias). 11:35. 7. Minnesota,
Brunette 13 (Zidlicky,
16:09. 8. New
Jersey, Langenbrunner
(en).
Shots on Goal-New
6·8..12-26.
Minnesota 11..9'12-32.
Goalies-New Jersey. Brodeur. Minnesota,
Backstrom, A-19.l55 (18.064). T-2:18.
Jan_3
1920 - Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee
sells pitcner-outfielder Babe Ruth to the New
York Yankees for $125,000 plus a$350.000 loan.
TIle loan is used to tum the play "No, No,
Nannette" info ahit.
1931 - Nels Stewart of the Montreal Maroons
scores two goals 4 seconds apart in the third
period ot a5-3 victory over the Boston Bruins.
1973 - A12·member group headed by George
Steinbrenner buys the New York Yankees from the
Columbia Broadcasting System for $10 million.
1991 Wayne Gretzky scores three goals.
including his 7ooth. as the Los Angeles Kings
Islanders 6, Thrashers 5
beat the New York Islanders 6-3.
Atlanta
0410-5
1993 The Buffalo Bills stage pro football's
N.Y_ Islanders
3 2 0 0 - 6
biggest comeback to beat the Houston Oilers 41·38
N.Y_lslanders won shootout 2-1
in overtime in the first round of the NFL playoffs.
First Period-l, N.Y. Islanders. Moulson 16
1995 - Nebraska, the fourth team to finish 13(Schremp. Nielsen), 7:13. 2, Nllslanders. Sim
o
in DiVision I-A football history. wins its first
6 (Bailey),' 10:04. 3. N.Y. Islanders. Park 3
national
football title since 1971 as the
(Tambellini. Weigh!). 17:54.
Second Period-4, Atlanta. Afinogenov 14 Cornhuskers are the overwhelming choice in The
Associated Press poll.
(Kovalchuk. Enstrom), :50. 5. N.Y. Islanders.
1998 Michigan wins its first national chamHunter 8 (Witt, Nielsen). 1:29. 6, Atlanta.
pionship since 1948 as the Wolverines are offiAfinogenov 15 (Enstrom. Kovalchuk). 4:44. 7,
cially declared NO.1 in the final Associated Press
NY. Islanders. Bailey 9 (Nielsen, Moulson),
poll. The coaches poll jumps Nebraska to the No.
10:02. 8. Atlanta. Antropov 11 (Kovalchuk,
1spot. creating asplit national championship for
Afinogenov). 10:12. 9, Atlanta. Peverley 13
the third time in the 1990s.
(Armstrong. Schubert). 12:58.
1999 - Brian Bellows of the Washington
Third Period-lO. Atlanta. Kovalchuk 25
Capitals has agoal and an assist. including the
(Enstrom, Afinogenov). 11:23 (pp).
l,OOoth point of his NHl career. to lead
Overtime-None.
Washington past Toronto 5-25hootout-Atlanta 1(Kovalchuk NG. Kozlov
2003 - Qhio State completes an unlikely.
G. Peverley NG). N.Y. Islanders 2(Tambellini
unbeaten run to their its national title in 34 years
G. Nielsen G, Schremp NG).
Shots on Goal-Atlanta 5-14·7-1-27. N.Y. ' with a31-24 double'overtime win over Miami at
the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes' upset ends the
Islanders 17-10-6-3-36.
Hurricanes' bid for a second straight title and
GoalieS-Atlanta. Hedberg. N.Y. Islanders,
their
winning streak at 34.
Roloson. A-12.824 (16,234). T-2:33.
100
Mississippi
\olle'lie KICKI.
Arkansas 20.
Bulls 101, Magic 93
OILANDO (93)
Barnes 7,14 4-4 23, Lewis 2-91-2 7. Howard 37 3·8 9, Nelson 5-13 0-0
Carter 3-15 2·2 8.
Williams 1-4 0-0 3,
4-11 2-2 12, Pietrus 3-9 1-2 8.
Totals 33-9213-20 93.
CHICAGO (101)
Deng 5-14 4-414. Gibson 4-112"210, Noah 2'4
5-6 9, Rose 11·23 8-10 30. Hiorich 4-9 H 11.
salmons 5·9 4-41S. Miller 3-7 0·0 6. Thomas H
0·0 6. J,johnson C-3 0-0 O. Totals 37-87 24-27101
Orlando
29 19 24 21 - 93
Chicago
26 26 32 11 - 101
3-Point Goals-Orlando 14·37 (Barnes
Redick 3-6. Anderson 2-5, Lewis 2-6.
2. Pietrus 1-5, Nelson 0-3. Carter 0..4), Chicago 35 (Hinrich 2-3, Salmons 1-1,
O-n.Fouled
Out-Barnes. Rebound,s-Orlando
(Howard
12), Chicago 61 (Gibson
Assists-Orlando 19
(Nelson 10). Chicago 21
7). Total FoulsOrlando B. Chicago 22. A-21.162 (20,917).
Ilornets 99, Rockets 95
HOUSTON (95)
Battier 2·5 0-0 6. Scola 5-115·6 15. Hayes 4-7
1-29, Brooks 6..112-217. Ariza 7-14 3-4 19. lowry
3·85..512. Landry 4·7 0-0 8. Andersen 3-8 0-0 6,
Taylor H 1-2 3. Totals 35-72 17-21 95.
NEW OIlLEANS (99)
5tojakovic 2-7 0-0 5. West 6-14 3-4 15, Okafor
6·82·414. Paul 9-21 9-10 28. D.8rown 5-9 2-212,
Songaila 5'112-212. Collison 0-3 0-0 0, Thornton
1·3 0-0 2. Posey 1-2 2-2 5. Wright I-I 0-0 2.
B.Brown 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 38-85 20·24 99.
Houston
26 24 21 IS
95
New Orll!al15
24 22 25 2S - 99
3-Point Goals-Houston 8-20
Battier 2-4. Ariza 2-7. lowry 1-1. Andersen 0·2}
New Orleans 3-14 (Paull-z. Posey b:' "IUJdKUVI!.
1·4. B.Brown 0·3, D.Brown 0-3).
OutLandry. Rebounds-Houston 46 (Hayes 13), New
Orleans 46 (Okafor 16). Assists-Houston 21
(Lowry 6), New Orleans 18 (Paul 9). Total FoulsHouston 25. New Orleans 21. H6.020 (17,188).
Ceitlc5103, Raptors 96
TORONTO (96)
Turkoglu 4·9 3-5 12. Bosh Jl-15 3-4 25.
Bargnani 8-15 3-4 21. Jack 5'111-214. DeRozan 1..
3 1-2 3. Wright 0-0 0-0 O. Weems 2-5 2-2 6.
Belinelli 2-6 0-0 5. Johnson 1..23-4 5, Banks 1..4225, Nesterovic iJ-o 0-0 O. Mensah·Bonsu 0·1 0,
00. Totals 3S·7118..25 96BOSTON (103)
R.Allen 8-13 6·7 23. Wallace 6·11 2..2 16.
Perkins 5·8 4-414, IAlien 4-8 6-914. Giddens 13 0-0 2. DaVis 5-9 5-7
Williams 1-2 0-0
House 4-11 2-212. Scal,lhrifle 0-2 O-!) O.Hud';M
2·3 0·0 5. Totals 36..70 25..31103.
Toronto
21 21 19 29
%
Iloston
29 29 20 25
10~
2,5, Belinelli 1-2.
1-2, Pd"""'·;'I. 0\1,,011
6-16 (Wallace 2-5, House 2-6, Hudson
1-4). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Toronto 39
(Bosh 9). Boston 44 (Perkins 10). Assists-Toronto
22 (Turkoglu. Jack 7). Bostol1 26 (TAlien 7). Total
FoulHoronto 27. Boston
TechnicalsTurkoglu. Wallace. A-18.624 (18.624).
17. OT
Alamo BOIIII
4:03.
OkSt
Miss
9
20
28·140
50·193
119
171
14·32-4 15'30-4
56
117
8-50.3
5,47.0
5-3
2-1
Penalties"Yards
6·62
10·82
Time ot Possession
25:23
34:37
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING-Oklahoma St., Hunter 9,94,
Toston
Z.Robinson 8·9. Team 1-(minus.
4).
McC!uster 34-184; E.Davis 311,
2-5. Powe 2-0. Stanley
2-0. Team 1-(minus Snead 5-(minus 10).
PASSING-Oklahoma St.. Z.Robinson 13-31·
4·118. Toston H-O-1. Mississippi. Snead 1.3-233-168, 5tarliev2-7-1·3,
First downs
Rushes·yards
At San Antonio
Texas Tech 41. Michigan State
Boise State (13·0)
(TV: FOX)
p.m.
p.m.
Connectidu 20, South Carolina 1
South Carolina 0 0 0 1 - 1
Connecticut
10 3 0 1 - 20
pass from Frazer'
West. 12 p.m.
Nuggets 105, Jazz 95
DENVER (105)
Graham H 1·2 7. Martin 6-12 0-212, Nene 9"13
4-5 22. lawson 9·14
Afflalo 4-8 2-2
Smith 7-19 3-518. AnOierse,n i-'f NIl.lanel
0-04. Totals 42-8216-23105.
UTAII(95)
Miles 3·6 0·0 7. Boozer 8·15 2·2 18. Okur 4-10
6-7 16. Williams 6-10 4-4 16. Brewer 4-8 2-4 10.
Kirilenko 3-63-49, Millsap 4-6 0·0 8. Price 2-514 5. Matthews 2·5 2-2 6. Fesenko 0-0 0..0 O.
Totals 36-7120-27 95.
Denver
28 23 27 27 - 105
lItaIl
25 22 21 27 - 95
3-Point Goals-Denver 5-15 (Afflalo
Lawson H. Smith 1..8. Carter o·n. Utah
(Okur 2-5. Miles 1-3, Price 0-1. Williams 0·1.
Matthews 0·2). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsDenver 39 (Martin 12). Utah 50 (Boozer
Assists-Denver 23 (lawson 9). Utah
(Williams 6). Total FOUls-Denver 25, Utah 22. A19.911 (l9,911).
Buck5103, Thunder 91
OKLAHOMA CITY (97)
Durant 12·24 6-7 31. Green 3-112·28. Krstic 250,04, Westbrook 6'16 5-817, Sefolosha 4-6 H
9, Collison 2·4 4..48. Harden 1-41·2 3, Maynor 391-28, Ibaka 3·5 3·5 9. Totals 36·84 B-3I 97.
MILWAUKEE (l03)
Mbah aMoute 2-8 1-2 6. lIyasova 4-12 0-0 8,
Bogut 9-175-6 23. Jennings 4·15 5,613, Redd 12·
B 0-1 27. KThomas 0·2 0·0 0, Warrick 5-15 4·4
14, Ridnour 6·11 0-0 12, Bell 0·2 0-0 0, Meeks 0..
10-0 O. Totals 42-106 15,19 103.
Oklahoma City 20 29 24 15 9
91
MilllVilukee
23 25 23 17 15 - 103
3-Point Goals-Oklahoma City 2-14 (Maynor I3. Durant 1,4, Sefolosha 0-1. Westbrook 0-1,
Green 0-2. Harden 0-3). Milwaukee 4-17 (Redd 37, Mbah a MOllte 1-1. Ridnour
8ell 0-1.
Jennings 0·3, lIyasova 0-4). Fouled
Rebounds-Oklahoma City 58 (Sefolosba,
Westbrook 9), Milwaukee 66 (Bo8Ot 15). AssistsOklahoma City 23 (Westbrook 13). Milwaukee 15
(Jennings 5). Total Fouls-Oklahoma City 23.
Milwaukee 27. A-15.264 (18,717).
0 7 0 14 - 21
Second Quarter
Miss-McCluster 86 run (Shene kick). 11:19.
Third Quarter
OkSt-Yoliman 1pass from Toston (D.Bailey
kick),
At'l'oronto
South Florida 27, Northern Illinois
Cotlonllowl
Mavericks 99, Kings 91
DAUA5(99)
Marion 3-8 0-0 6. Nowitzki 8-18 9-9 25,
Dampier 1-1 0·0 2. Kidd 6..70·0 14. Barea 7-13 2217. Howard 6·13 4-616, Terry 3-8 5-511. Gooden
2-6 4·6 ~, Humphries 0-0 0-0 O. Totals 36·74 242899.
SACRAMENTO (91)
Casspi 7-16 4-4 22. Thompson 7-l5 H 15.
Hawes 3-10 2-2 9. Udrih 5-11 0-0 10, Evans 6-182·
4 14•.Greene 4-8 0-09, Brockman 0-0 2..2 2.
Nocioni 2-5 0-0 4. Rodri8Oez2-4 0-0 4, Udoka 150-02. Totals 37"9211'13 91.
Dallas
25 30 22 22 -99
sacramento
'l1 21 19 24 - 91
3-Point Goals-Dallas 3·9 (Kidd 2-2, Barea 1-2.
Terry 0-1. Howard 0·2, Nowitzkl 0-2), Sacramento
6..1B (Casspi 4-6. Hawes I-I. Greene 1-3, Noeioni 01. Evans 0-2. Udrih 0-2, Udoka 0·3). Fouled OUlNone. Rebounds-Dallas 47· (Gooden 10),
sacramento 52 (Casspi 11). AssistS-Dallas 21 (Kidd
7J. Sacramento 18 (Evans 6). Total Fouls-Dallas
15, Sacramento 23. Technicals-. A-14.294 (17,317).
Grizzlies 128, Suns 103
MEMPHIS (128)
Gay 6·212-2 16. Randolph 9·16 0-0 18. Gasol 8·
10 3-719. Conley 2-31'4 6. Mayo 10-16 1-1 25. Tin~ey
2-4 2..2 6. Thabeet 5·7 0·0 10, Young 6-11 9-9 27_
carroll 0-3 0-0 O. Williams 2-2 0-0 4. Hunter 1-2 002. Haddadi 0-10-0 O. Totals 51·9618·25128.
PHOENIX (l03)
Hill 3-5 0-0 7. Stoudemire 11-15 7-9 29. Frye 213 0-0 4. Nash 8-15 1-2 19. Richardson 2·7 0·0 5,
Dudley 1-3 0-0 2. lopez 0·2 0-0 0, Dragic 5·9 2-4
13. Amundson 5-10 4·5 14. Barbosa 1·4 4·4 6,
Clark 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 40-8818·24 103.
Memphis
33 36 31 28 - 128
Phoenix
29 21 26 27 - 103
3-Point Goals-Memphis B-15 (Mayo 4-5. Gay
2·5. Young 1-1, Conley 1-2. Tinsley{)-2). Phoenix 5·
18 (Nash 2-4, Hill H. Dragic 1-1, Richardson 1-5.
Barbosa 0-1. Dudley 0-1. Frye 0-5). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Memphis 64 (Randolph 11).
Phoenix 42 (Amundson 7). Assists-Memphis 25
(Conley 7). Phoenix 25 (Nash
Total FoulsMemphis 20. Phoenix 21. Teclmic,lls-l~emlnhis
defensive three second. Phoenix Coach
A-l7.l35 (18,422).
~;~~~::~i~L21, No,
21 Qklahoma st. 7
001 0 - l'
lIowlGllince
Tralllllazers 105, Warriors 89
GOLDEN STATE (89)
Maggette 7·12 8-10 22. Morrow 3·11 2-2 9.
Biedrins 1-1 0-0 2. Curry 4-10 0-0 9. Ellis 13-25 3·
430. A.Randolph 6·113-615. Watson 0·8
Turiaf 0..0 0-0 O. RadmanovicO"1 0-0 O.
34-79. t8-24 89.
PORTLAND (105)
Webster 7-13 3c6 21. Pendergraph 0-00'0 O.
Howard 6-11 0-0 12; Miller 7·18 9-10 23. Roy 12-16
12·14 37. Bayless H12·2 6. Cunningham 2·4 2..2
6. 5.Randolph 0-1 0-0 O. Totals 36-74 28-34105.
Golden State
41 15 11 16. - 119
Portland
31 24 23 21 - 105
3-Point Goals-Golden State 3-12 (Ellis 1-2,
Curry 1,2, Morrow 1-4. Radmanovic 0-1,. Watson
0..3). Portland 5-t5 (Webster 4-8. Roy 1-2, Miller
0-1. Bayless 0-4). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsGolden Slate 42 (A.Randolph 11), Portland 53
(Webster 11). Assists~Golden State 14 (Ellis
Portland 17 (Miller 6). Total Fouls-Golden
25. Portland 21. Technicals-A.Randolph. A20,507 (19,980).
ArkansilS 20, East Carolina 17, OT
o 17 0 3 - 20
010700-17
kick). 7:03.
Ark-lThomas
9:04.
13 pass from Pinkney
5:52.
Ark·..J.WI-ieht pass from Mallett (Tejada
Ark
10
20..81
202
15·36-0
87
ECU
17-33-2
6
4-10
0-02. Totals 36-78
Charlotte
Miami
30 16 26 25 - 91
3-Point Goal5-Chariotte 9..17 (Jackson
Augustin 3-4. Murray 1-1, Brown I-I. Felton
Wallace 0·2), Miami 11·24 (Richardson
Wade 4·8, Cook
Fouled Out-None.
Rebounds-Charlotte
(Wallace. Jackson 8),
Miami 42 (Haslem 10). Assists-Charlotte 19
(Felton 6), Miami 23 (Wade 11). Total FoulsCharlotte 18. Miami 23. Technicals-Charlotte
defensive three second. Wade. A-17.856
(19.600).
Pacific Ilivision
lAKERS
Phoenix
CLIPPERS
KINGS
WARRIORS
SouthwilSt Division
Dallas
San Antonio
Houston
Northwest Division
Denver
Portland
Oklahoma City
Utah
Minnesota
W L Pet
26 6 .813 21 13 .618 6
14 18 .438 12
14 19 .424 12 1/2
9 23 .281 17
WlPetGS
23 10 .697 20 11 .645 2
20 14 .588 31/2
16 16 .500 61/2
15 16 .484 7
WLPet Gil
21 12 .636 22 13 .629
18 15 .545
18 15 .545
7 28 .200
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pet
Boston
24 8 .7S0
Toronto
16 18 .471 9
New York
13 20 .394 11
Philadelphia
9 23 .281
3 30 .091
W L Pet
Orlando
24 9 .727 Atlanta
21 11 .6S6
Miami
16 15 .516
Charlotte
13 18 .419
Washington
10 21 .323
Central Division
W L, Pet
Cleveland
27 8
14 17 .452
13 18 .419
Detroit
t1 2t .344 14
Indiana
10
.313 15
Favorite
'"Conference Bowl Records
Through Jan_ 2
W l
Mountain West
4
0
1
0
1
0
4
2
3
4
Atlantic Coast
3
USA
2
4
Western Athletic
1
pac·lO
2
Mid·American
0
Collelll! FlllDtbilil Elowl Games
Underdog
Iowa
Troy
86
Nlll Scoring Leaders
Through Jan. 02
GP G
42 11
Henrik
42 19
Marian
39 27
Alex Ovechkin.
33 26
,idnpv (m,l,v Pit
41 23
Dal
39 11
Atl
35 25
DanvHeatlev. 5J
42 24
41 17
41 15
43 10
South Florida 21, N, liiinois 3
South Florida
3 0 10 14 - 27
N.liiinois
0 l 0 0 - 3'
First Quarter
USF-FG Schwartz 39. 10:17.
Second Quarter
NiU-FG M.5alerno 21.13:19.
Third Quarter
USF-FG Schwart119.1O:35.
USF-Love 46 pass from Daniels (Schwartz
kick). 5:12.
Fourth Quarter
USF-Love 7 pass from Daniels (5chwartz
kick). 14:55.
U5F-Ford 24 run (Schwartz kick).
A-22.185.
USF
NIU
First downs
19
11
Rushes·yards
40-189
31-108
217
130
14-22·0 12-26-1
Return YarQs
20
0
5c37.0
6·38.8
H
2-1
Penalties·Yards
4·28
3-33
Time of Possession
32:50
27:10
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING-50uth Florida, Ford 20·207.
Plancher 5-n. Kelly 1-0. lamar 3·(minus 3).
Oaniels l1·(minus 26). N. Illinois. Spann 2093. J.Anderson 2-14. Palmer 2·4. Grady 2,,0,
Harnish 5-(minus 3).
Florida. Daniels 14-22-0-217,
Grady 0-1-0-0.
Mitchell 6,,94,
Griffin 1-15, IWilson 113, Landi 1-9. N.
lewis 4-38. Spann 3·
30, Cunningham 2·25. Moore 1-18, Palmer I·
12, CoxH.
llnderdog
.m
San Antonio Oflomr,m "
Philadelphia at Denver. p.m.
Oallas at LAKERS. 6:30 p.m.
Monday's Games
Atlanta at Miami. 4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma
at Chicago, 5p.m.
New Orleans Utah. 6
Portland at ClIPPERS.
Quarter
Conn-Dixnn 10 run (Teggart
13:12.
5C-Maddox 2run (lanning
3:24.
A-45.254.
.
SI:
Conn
First downs
12
17
Rushes-yards
26·76
48-146
129
107
16·38-1
9-22-0
Return Yards
4
43
7·42.3
6-37.2
I-I
1..1
Penalties-Yards
4-41
0-0
Time of Possession
24:32
35:28
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING-South
Garcia IS-56.
Miles
Sherman 2-3.
2·2. Flint 1(minus
connecticut, Dixon 33-126.
Todman 9·36. K.Moore 1-1. Team Hminus 4);
2-(minus 13).
PA<;';rNr,-'OIlth Carolina, Garcia 16-38+129.
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DEPAUL
Houston
Missouri
Texas EI Paso
1 NDRTH CAROLINA
Ohio
Providence
Xavier
PEPPERDINE
Indiana St
Clemson
50uthern Illinois
Added Games
NC GREENSBORO
Montana
Ni'll
FLORIDA
Anaheim
Home Team ill CAPS
Pct.
1.000
1.000
LOOO
.667
.571
.556
.500
.500
.333
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KeithUendixen, a6-5, 258-pound
center, also returned. He's averaging
11.1 points and 6.3 rebounds a game.
ZachPerron, a 6-6, 281-pound
front-line player, averages sixre-
Northern SantaBarbara
CountyAthletic Roundtable
FemaleAthleteofthe Year
AneMcPike, alongwithher
17points pergame scoring
average, sfrongrebounding
She
for good after another stint with the
Saints, this onelasting three seasons.
Jimenez coached parts offonr
decades, andmost,ofhis coaching
time was with Santa Maria.
Two leading scorers last year, Andrew Clark and Andrew Baeza, graduated. Athird, Josh Marzett, moved
out ofstate.
Angel Pacheco leads the Saints in
scoring this season at 10.8 points a
game. Teammate Devron Callaghan
made the All-Thurnament Teamat
the Atascadero Tournament.
SantaMaria starts its LPL campaign Friday night at Templeton.
Santal:Uez
Junior Wyatt Garley has had a banner scoring and rebounding season
so far for the 4-7 Pirates.
He averages 15 points and 10.7 rebounds per g;nne. Junior Connor
Reck, second-year coach JeffReck's
son, is second on the teamin scoring
at 11.3 points a game.
Dan Bolitho has backed those two
by averaging 3.2 assists a game.
SantaYnez did not finish in one of
slots
the top f,
last year, but
to the
playoffs as a wild card team. Every
LPL team, in fact, went to the playoffs with an automatic, or a wild
card,bid.
The Pirates start their LPL season
against Cabrillo Wednesday night at .
home.
Cabrillo
The Conquistadores have established themselves as a favorite in the
PIIIli:o by PhilKlein
St.Joseph's BebeVargas headsto the hoop duringthe Christmas Classic basketball
toumamentat Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo.Vargas is StJoe's leading scorer.
race for the league title. They're 9-5.
Cabrillohas a solidcore of seniors
under veteran coach Gary West, including David Terrones, TC Webb,
6-foot, 4-inch center Curt Rosson,
Balfonr Brown and Brian Engler.
The Conqs openleague playwith
the Wednesday night game at Santa
Ynez.
Lompoc
Graduation devastatedthe 200809 LPL co-champs, the onlyleague
teamto win a playoffgame. The
Braves went out inthe secondround.
Point guard, scoringleader andLee
Central Coast Newspapers All-Area
TeamMVP Jordan O'Byme was
among a happy group of Lompoc
High School graduates lastJune. So
were several teanunates.
The Braves are 0-10. They do have
Trae Vernon, the team's leadingrebounder and second-leading scorer
from last year, back. Trae's father,
Sherman, was the All-Area Team
Coach ofthe Year in 2009. He's an
assistant HancockCollege men's
NFL:
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goodbyebysittingnearly
everystarterinthethird
quarter ofa close game. The
Jets rallied to hand Indianapolis its first loss, and
with a victory tonight over
the AFC North champion
Bengals, who alsomighfrest
their regulars, New York gets
in.
"We had alot oftough
gaples this year, alot of
toughlosses, games that we
thoughtwe wouldwin and
we endedup corirlngup
short:' runningback
Thomas Jones said. "Forus
to have an opportunityto
evenget inthe playoffs at
this pointinthe season says
alot about onr coaching
staff,saysalotaboutRex ,
andthe commitmentthat
theyhave to us. It says alot
about the character ofonr
team and guys not giving
up!'
It also says a lot about
having afavorable schedule
at the end ofthe season.
Inothergames today, it's
Baltimore at Oaldand, Pittsbnrgh at Miami, New England at Houston, Indianapolis at Buffalo, New Orleans at
Carolina, Jacksonville at
Cleveland, the NewYork Giants at Minnesota, Washington at SanDiego, Green
Bayat Arizona, Chicago at
Detroit, SanFrancisco at St.
Louis, Atlanta at Tampa Bay,
and Tennessee at Seattle.
BaIt:imore (8-7) at
Oakland(5-10)
Like the Jets, the Ravens
beganthe year 3-0, thenfell
to 3-3. Unlikethefets,
they've remainedinthe
playoffconversation .
throughout the schedule.
They couldhave secnreda
wild-cardberthbybeating
Pittsbnrghlast Sunday, and
nowface a potentialspoiler
in the Raiders.
OfOaldand'sfivevictories, fonr came against winningteams: Philadelphia,
happenedbackinearlyFebruary.
Miami wontheAFC East a
year ago byridillgthewildcat
andprotectingthe ball. The
wildcatprettymuchhas disappeared andthe Dolphins
are aminus-7 intnrnover
won 10 straight,butfigures
to sitits regulars for much of
tllisgame.
Q:eenBay(IO-S)aI:
Arimna(IO-S)
These teams couldmeetin
the wild-cardroundnext
weekend, too. TheCardinals
have ashotat abye, needing a
victory andlosses by MinnesotaandPhiladelphia. Anzonashowedlastwinter how
dangerous itcanbeinthe
playoffs, and thisis abetter
teamthantheonethatlostto
Pittsburghinthefinalminute
ofthe SuperBowl.
Green Bayislockedinto
playinginthewild-card
round after winningsixofits
last seven.
smIir.mclsoo (7-8)aI:
st.Lotds(I-14)
Sixstraightlosingseasons
for the Niners couldendif
basketball coach now.
Joel Smithis backfor a second
stint as Lompoc's coach. The Braves
suffered a blowbefore the season
started when senior Jake Morehart, a
leadingrebounder last year who was
projected as the point guard for this
year, hurt his knee in Lompoc's season football finale. He will be sidelined the entire basketball season.
The Braves opentheir LPL campaign at Templeton Wednesday
night.
MorroBay
CaseBruton and Edward Griley
average 13 and 9.6 points a game.
They are the leading scorersfor the
5-8 Pirates.
Thmpleton
Sharp shooter Jordan Hattaris
back. He leads the 5-6 Eagles in scoring at 15.5 points a game.
He's also the steals leader, with an
average of 3.2 a game. Dakota
Oropeza (6.0) and DanielWheeler
(2.8) are the team's rebounds and assists leaders, respectively.
consecutive 9-4 seasons,
bothcappedbyvictoriesin
the CottonBowl, this one
playedin Cowboys Stadium
afterthe 73rdgameatthe
game's namesake stadium
last year. OleMiss hadlost
all eightofits SEC games in '
2007before Nutt replaced
the fired Ed Orgeron.
NowNutt andthe Rebels.
have to move onwithout
McCluster, whose3,921career all-purposeyards are
secondinschoolhistory
fmnble
behindDeuce McAllister's
yards for atouchdownless
4,889.
thanaminutelater, thenin"Ihatetofhinkabout it;'
tercepteda deflected
Nutt said. "Dexter saidhis
fonrth-downpassbyOkla- lastprayerforus this mornhomaState's zacRobinson ing. I'mtellingyou, it was
onthe next drive.
emotional!'
"It'shardto overcome
McCluster's 86-yard'ill
giving one away:' Cowboys run inthe second
coach Mike Gundysaid. "At cameon a hand
somepoint we've got to
freshmanquarferback
make some plays. We've got Nathan Stanley. McCluster
tostepup.Itoldtheteam , went to the right and .
the same thing!'
throughagap, runningunThe Cowboys (9-4), who touchedfor the secondlike OleMiss were inthe
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preseasonAPTop10,
rnissedachancefortheir
the precedingtimeout.
firstlO-winseason since
"CoachNutt saidifit gets
1988whenGundywas their
startingquarterback. Nutt; blockedrightl'mgoingto
score.... Everybodyblocked
alsoaformer Oklahoma
Statequarterback, was then theirman. Afterthatitwas
nothingbutspeed, and
oneoftheir coaches.
Nutthasledthe Rebels to speedkills;' said McCluster.
shoulderinjury.
The Knights average16assists a game, andtheyhave a
lot ofpeople doling outalot
ofassistc;.
Bognudaaverages 4.1 assists agame. Junior guard
TiffanyKinson averages four.
Beebeaverages 3.4and
Madrigalaverages 3.1.
Riezeboshas backedBeebe
witha 7.4 rebounds pergame
average.
Besides allthat, St. Joseph
year coachEdTorres.The
santa'Ynez
The Pirates (5-9) improved
underthen first-year coach
CheyenneDietrich, andmade
theplayoffs,lastseason.
Theysufferedabigblow
.whenscoringleader Hailey
Kingtore anACLliganlent
earlier this year. Amanda
Spencehas done anice jobof
pickingup someofthe slack.
King was averaging 14.3
points a game whenshewas
hurt. Spenceis averaging 12.6.
Annie Fredricksonaverages 8.8 points agame. She
leads theteaminrebounding,
at 8.3 per game.
CabrDlo
Whenthe Conquistadores
(3-9)havemadeaplay,
freshmanTatiDunlap has oftenbeenthe one to make it.
She averages 18.8points a
gaple. Noone elseolitherosfer averages more than 6.3.
Dunlap also leads the team in
rebounds (sixper game),
steals (3.1pergame) andassists (2.6 agame).
Kiley Aldridge averages 4.4
rebounds agameforthe Conqs, who opentheirleague
campaignWednesday.
Lompoc
CelinaCalderon(7.6points
agame) andThsharaPruettgibbons (same average)lead
the scoringfor the 1-8 Braves.
Gibbons pulls downll
whoppingninerebounds a
game. CalderongrabsrebouI1dsat arateof6.2a game.
The Braves' seasonleaguedebutisWednesdaynight.They
willhostThmpleton then.
MorroBay
Knights averagemorethanl0
MeganHansen, the runner-upinthe Los Padres
steals agame, andthey've
beenconvertingalot ofthose League singles tournament,
stealsinto transitionbaskets. leads the 5-8 Pirates girls
St. Josephwillstartits sea- baSketballteaminscoring at
12.6points agame. Hannah
sonleaguecampaignat 7:30
p.m. Wednesdayathome
Gilbertaverages 7.4rebouI1ds
agamefot Morro Bay. Aria
against Morro Bay. Tip-off
timefor all girls league games JohJ:lsonaverages 6.4.
is 7:30p.m.
Thmp:tetOn
SantaMaria
TheEagles were winless in
The 2-10 Saintshave anew league games last year.
They'ntryforbetterthings
coach, ConrtneyCalderon.
Theyhave abrandnew start- this season, and alot oftheir
ingfive.
hopesmayridewithCarly
Theyalsohave wins intheir O'SullivanandKatie Koehler.
last two games.Withthose
O'Sullivanis thetop scorer
forthe 3-6 Eagles, at 8.7
twovictories, SantaMaria
eamedtheconsolationcham- points agame:She also averpionsbipattheValleyChrist- ages 8.8 rebounds a game.
ianAcademy1bumament.
Koehler averages eight reCassandra Lewis andPearl bounds agame, andKatie
Hunteraverages 5.8rebounds acontest.
Associated Press
Mississippi head coach Houston Nutt is doused by histeam
late in the fourth quarter oftheir 21-7 win over Oklahoma State
in the Cotton Bowl NCAAcollege football game at Cowboys
Stadium on Saturday, in Arlington. Texas.
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late.
After gettinggoalsfrom theirbottom two linesin the first period, the
Sharksbigguns took overinthe second. Heatleystruckfirst, beatingJeff
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iB-O.
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dnringa4-on-4andskatedin.from
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for the leagueleadingoals.
tent scorers. Lewis scored16
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rival Thmpletoninthe consolationchampionship game.
Gutierrezscored10.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL
oach
Tech wins'shootout
after Leach fired
BY PAIII.. J. WEIlER
ASSOCIATED PRESS
SANANTONIO Ruffin McNeill and Texas Techclosed out a
difficult week with a game Mike
Leachwould've loved.
Finally, the Red Raiders could
unwind a little.
With everyone still talldng
abo'
oach, the Red
Rai
ont the distractions and rallied to beat Michigan
State 41-31 in a shootout at the
l Saturwlynight aft
left Texas Tech in
.
turmoil.
The RedRaiders fired Leach on
Wednesday amid allegations he
mistreated Adam James. The wide
receiver, son ofESPN analyst
Craig James, got a hostile reception all night from the crowd, who
so loud that
booed th '
marchingband
at halftime.
Butwhen it was over, there were
only cheers. The crowd chanted
"Ruffin!" in a thank-you to the
interim coach who navigated the
Red Raiders through a week the
schoolis desperate to forget.
"This feels great:' running back
Eric Stephens said. "1 love coach
Leach. He's a great coach. Butwe
got behind coach Ruffin and gave
him a great victory!' .
Flankedbytwo security guards
as Texas Thch celebrated, James
declined comment.
The controversy surrounding
Leach didn't even quiet long
enough to let saturdaybelong to
the game.
Hours before kickoff, Texas
Tech released an affidavit in
which schoolathletic trainer
Steve Pincock says he told James
he was "sorry" for having placed
the player mside an equipment
shed near the practice field. Pincock told Tech officials he didn't
agree withthat "form oftreatment for anyone!'
Just another layer to a bowl
game that cornered the market on
Associated Press
TexasTech interim coach Ruffin McNeill, center, walks arm-in-arm with players priorto their Alamo Bowl NCAAfootball game against Michigan State in
San Antonio, Saturday. McNeill coached in place of Mike Leach who was fired byTexas Tech earlierthis week.
turmoil.
No bowl teams in the country
kicked off with in more upheaval
than Texas Thch and Michigan
State. Leach's firing did Michigan,
State the favor ofdrawing attention from its own black eye: 14
players who didn't make the trip
in the wake ofa Nov. 22 dormitory
brawl.
Nine Michigan State players
face charges ofmisdemeanor assault. But the short-handed Spartans heldtheir own.
They took a 28-27 lead into the
fourth quarter, andappeared to
get a break when Tech quarterbackTaylor Potts left the game
with an injuryafter throwing for
an Alamo Bowl-record 372 yards
andtwo touchdowns.
But this was still a Leach-built
team. And in his offense, just
about any quarterback thrives.
Trailing 31-27, backup Steven
Sheffieldmarched Texas Tech
downfield in eight plays, the last
an ll-yard touchdown pass to DetronLewis to put the Red Raiders
ahead. BaronBatchtacked on a
25-yard touchdown run to put it
away.
Papajohns..com Bowl
passesfor 129yardS while gaining
56 yardS on15 carnes.
ConnectIw:t20,Southcarob7
BIRMlNGHAM,Ala. - Andre
Dixonrushedfor126yardS and a
touchdown andresilient Counecti-
International'Bowl
SoothFlorldaZ7,
NortbemImnois3
victory.
TORONTO - Mike Fordranfor a
liberty Bowl
The Huskies (S-5)are3-1inhowl eareer-high207yardS and scored
games sincemovirljgup to Division one touchdown, andB.J. Daniels
AJ:kaJ:Isas20,
I-A(nowFBS) in2002. Theywon
threw1iwo scoringpasses to A. J.
EastcaroJinaI7,OT
theirfirlalthreeregular-season
Love.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - AlexTejada games and overcamethe Octoher ,
CarltonMitchellcaught six passkickeda 37-yardfieldgoalin over-;
stabbingdeathofcornerbackJasper esfor 94yardS for the Bnlls, who
time after East Carolina's Ben
'
Howardto reachabowl.
wonback-to-backbowlsforthe
Hartmanrnissedtwofield goal atthe most ofthe trip.
first time.
temptslateinregulationand an95th-ratedpass deSouthFloridabeatMemphis 41otherinthe extra session.
fense throttledSouthCarolina(714inlastyear's S1. PetersburgBowl,
Hartmanrnissedfrom39 yardS
6) and quarterbackStephenGarcia partofastreak offive straightbowl
while
.
withl:03remainingandfromthe
appearances.
same distance onthe firlalplay,
to
SouthFloridascored24 unanthenrnissedfrom 35in overtime:
sweredpointsinthe secondhalf aftertheteams traded field goals in a
Thjada, who has struggledwith
dreary first half.
kicks inpressure situations himself, 'Ibdman
Fordhad justonecarryinthe first
first time two UConnbacks have
madehis attemptto endthe game.
half,an 18-yardgaininthe second
Arkansas won despite going 0 of ,
quarter.
13 onthird down.
'Barna histe
saidthose are nothingmore
than guesses anddidn'tplay
much ofarole inhis dedsion.
"Itwas
handsh
BY EDOIEPms
Bear BryantofAlabama
andJohn MCKay ofSouthem
CaliforniawerefriendShecausetheycouldhe - two
coaches who enjoyedaround
ofgolf,agoodjoke anddidn't
have toworryahout stepping
oneachother sincethey
workedonoppositesidesof
the country.
Backinthelate1960s,presumablyover18holes, they
shookhandS onahome-andhomeseriesthatwould
Change Alabamafootballfor-
ever·
madeitmorelikelythathe
wouldhave stayedsohe
couldhaveendedhis career
. onahighnote.
Best saidhehas heard
projections that have him
going as highas the first
round andas low as
roundinApril's draft,
p
concussion.
In an affidavit obtained
SaturdaybyThe AssodatedPress, Texas Techathletic trainer Steve Pincock
says he told James he was
"sorry" for havingplaced
the player inside an equipment shed near the practice
field.
teLA
~rplate storyis that Bryant
:wantedthat game against
USC to showtothe Crimson
Tide faithful thekindoffootball
Othgreat
white,
ASSOCIATED PRESS
disappomtingfinalcollege
seasoncut shortbyinjUry.
"Itwasn't an easy decision. It took alot ofthougbt
andwe gotalotofadvice
from everybody:' Best said
ona conference can. "This is
anopportunitythat I can't
pass up!'
don
Thefirstgame, inBirnring'ham in1970,is widelyviewed
as oneofthe criticalstepsin
bringingblackplayers onto
theAlahamaroster. The secondgame,in LOs Angeles in
1971,iswidelyviewedasthe
start ofarenaissancein
Bryant's storiedeareerwith
the CrimsonTide.
The Tide is headingWest
arare
couldr~prOduce.
USCfullbaekSam "Bam"
CunninghaIndidmost ofthe
explainingthatnight atLegionField.
He scoredtwotouchdowns
inthefirstqttarterandfinishedwith135yardS. USC ran
for 485 yardS andwon42-21.
Andregardless ofwhether
Bryantspecificallyacknowledgedafterthegamj'lthatAlAlabama head coach Nick Saban
Coaches' abamacoulduseafewplayers
like CunninghaInontheteam
Trophy is displayed nearby during anews conference on
Saturday in Anaheim. ahead oftheir
Championship NCAA - as the oldstorygoes - the
college football game againstTexas,The game is scheduled for pointbadheenproven:Th
winatthehighestlevel, teams
Thursday. Jan, 7.
needed the hestp1ayers, and
pickingfromawhites-only
foreveryone,goingthatfar.
talent poolwas nolonger a
ButCoachBryanthadplayed
realistic option.
intheRose Bowl, so hewas
"Therealitywasthat guys
familiar:'
Indeed,
to
As much asthat game,
however, USC's biggestcontributiontoAlabamafootball
mayhaveheenthetipMcKay
gave Bryantabout aprornisingplayerontofMobile, Ala.
Hisnamewas JoJ;m
Mitchell. He was playingjuniorcollegeballat EasternAriwnaJunior College andwas
beingheavilyrecruitedby
USC.
Soon afterhearing about
Mitchell, Bryantbadhisre-.
cruiters scouringtheM
horie
. all e
ontwhere
theplayerlived.
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for as tong; ill, pclssible, "Bathslip hazardwhenyoureach
Be aware of 15!aJ:C, ,IS viel!.
your70s.Infact,anyhard
bathroomfloor s11rface such
aslinoleUlll, vinylortile can
put you at increasedrisk of
sues. The walk-inshowers
slippingandfalling. Carpetingmightbe abetteroption,
onethatis slipresistant and
warmer audsofter onthe
feet. Manymannfacturers
nowoffermaterials that are
attractive and able to repel
moisture. Ifinstallingcarpetsaf(~ty s:cre,~ns. Othereleing isn'tpracticalfor you, use
arearugs withstickybacking
to help ensure safefooting in
thebathroomfloor. Fromthe hightraffic areas, likeinfront
ofthe commode, sinkand
bathtub.
your choice, hungon agrace- Ugbtlng
fullycurvedrodliketheones
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Valencich also suggests
turning apicture ofa sports
fan's favorite player, team
or stadiUlllinto a unique
She recommends incorporating severalmemorable pieces into a single
custom-framed piece, suCh
as a photo ofthe family
from agame combined
with aticket stub or program. "Bypersonalizing
with a photo, framed sports
memorabilia canbecome a
chronicles a special sporting event your family attended," she adds. Professional customframers can
bringindividualpieces of
memorabilia together in a
hi.gh-quality, cohesive
piece.
Findthepetfectplacefor
aspomdispJay
Valencichbelievesthat
sports memorabiliamakes
amuchbigger statement
whengrouped together in
one area. "When displaYing
sP9rts pictures and memorabilia, choose a room that
is the most personalto the
family's sportsenthusiast,
suCh as a children's bedroom, an office,den or entertaimne~itroom," suggests Valendch.
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'lfl very spacious rm to grow. (160990)
$444,900
.
Lompoc
3BR/ 25BA, FIP in ta. 2car attached
grge. Front courtyard, spacious unit,
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(161019) $239,900
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aint. Freddie Mac
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convert to ext bdrm, good
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move in condition. (160816) $76,477 (160794) $217,800
Santa Maria/ Orcott
Lompoc
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to handle
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custom BBQ's
$ 380,000
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$239;900
Santa Maria/ Orcutt
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oo8,147Cloo-023 &. 024; total of 600 llA. Freddie mac listing sold in AS IS
acres. Property incl a 2BR/2BA inue, 2 condition. (159629) $225,900
barus, bunk house & more. (153657) Santa Maria/Orcutt
$3,000,000
.
Cuyama
Ocean views from this remodled 2/1
Morro Bay hnle. Perfect vacation
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Morro Bay
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Great for first time home buyers. I.arge
lot. (161102) $209,900
.
Santa Maria/ Orcutt
4BR/3BA, frrol· livin &. din areas.
Gourmet kitch outfitted wi a Wolf
range &. hood, solid granite counters.
Patio +built-in fire pit, spa &. pool.
(160390) $789,000
cabinetry, adjoining fam rm & bfast
rm. 2lrg suites, walk~inclosets,
pool, spa+rose garden & 3--car grge.
(158534) $817,717
Santa Maria/Orcutt
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HIne has beenremodled, buyerconfirm
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sold AS IS. (160347) $
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Santa Maria/ Orcutt
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an open floor plan. HIne also has
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.San,ta Maria/ Orcutt
2BR/IBA Condo ip nice location on
Burton Mesa Blvd. Freddie Mac REO
sold to AS IS condition.(158941)
$127,000
Lompoc
4Bd 12Ba, 2200 sf. on 2.7 Acres. Kitch
w/Granite Counters, Bfast Bar.Frml Liv.
&. Din. area. I.g Fam Rm, Game Rm/
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BEAUTIFULLY UPGRADED 3 Bedroom
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4 BEDRpOMS, Large yard, fireplace,
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THOUSANDS SPENT to remodel this
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2010
o
trends for 201
to Jrepul1)ose.liljnd.re~use ex-
na1~ur:all111ateri,als,
environ-
and oldma<ie new ,again"
across the cOlmtry IDff,er
mg;ro,oms, dining rooms,
bedrc.ouu; and home offic:es,. In1hc)lte envisions
styles, byincorporating
mirroredfumi
noiserie, b~boo
tagefurniture. Lu
sees a juxtapositio
world formal and casual
lifestyle with refurbished
European overstuffed club
chairs, arm chairs, twoseater settees and ottomans
showmg up everywhere
from cottages and cOlmtry
homes to urban lofts.
Transitional to contemporary colledi9us will still '
, dominate'
, accordin
Ie
ertof,
P
Interiors. Maple .
and alder will remainpopular cost-efficient wood
choices, with b~boo appealing to environmentally-conscious consumers.
Cleanlines and classic style
will be in; excessive ornamentation .
Go for the
being
U
especiallyhot in 2010, with song, it
nature and travel scenes re- asmore and more Americans are tuIning to eco-.
friendly design optiom.
vorites.
Everything has been going
Thefabne ofourlives
"eco" as more attention is
drawn to "green" products,
cues from natural materials adds Kalmus. She envisions
adcledto1:helm He ,,110'\ w ..,~_ i>U'_U "i> JJClL, cork and even
design leaning toward nadicts the resilience
fte<e b~rrk,predicts Henn.
ture in the use ofsustainstnmg hUies as bright orPattern on pattern will be
able products such as bamincreasinglypopilW, with boo, as well as fresh prodhomeownersmtentionally ucts introduced usmg recyDesigner Andrea Volli
mismatching products to
cled glass, reclaimed wood
sees color being usedto
allow endless possibilities
and manufacturmg
briJag (:orrlfort, harmony
byproducts. Henn also sees
ofblends and textures.
ea trend toward "eco luxuvisions silver gray, lilac,
ry," blending sophisticated
p-.u, p~"" and off-white being more fabrics combmmg
products with environmendurability with style - once tal benefits to create an air
relegated to crushabte che- ofelegant sustainability.
- as
nille
th€!y b,ec{)mce more available Anuatorel
in manmade and natural
Ludwig predicts infabrics for use in upholstery creased interest in repurand drapery-weight mate- posing items found in nature, such as using
rials.
bleached-out branches as
Fabrics will host a "big
party" oflarge graphic
art sculptures, an oldworn
prints and floral patterns
tree stump as a coffee table
this year, adds qesign exbase or a comole table and
pert, TVhost/spokesperteakbranches assembled as
son and best-senmg author a screen or room divider. He
Kathy Peterson. She sees
also foresees baskets, bowls
dark navybackgrounds
and planters made from
mixed with bold patterns in blocks or chunks ofunusual
lavender, mint green and
woods.
sea fo~l.ill" as well as plum
backgrounds mixed with
Radicalrugs
strong floral patterns in red
Echomg the trend mfaband pillk. Turquoise mixed rics, Peterson envisions
rugs inspired with outra L
with tangerine will also be
geouslylarge graphics and
bold combinatiom ofcolors
Fun, ftmctiofialfurnisuch as aqua, liJaIe, mediuin
tore
greens and white. Due to
LindaNavaraofLMRDe- the ongoing popularity of
hardwood floors, Dross also
COlnfClrtslbie and function- sees a comebackin area
aI,
- reflecting
rugs, with heavily patconsumers' continued need terned rugs withbold prints
ingligllmlg fixtures such as for a relfug;e iIl wInch
and geometric patterns beelOllgaitedJlinear chandelax and escape their busy
coming the focus point of
lives. Furnishings will be a
many livrng rooms.
more eclectic mix of neoAsian and art deco
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tage look through randomly
cut patterns on each sheet or
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and wider cut tab like
TAMKO's Heritage Vintage
and Heritage xL laminated
shingles. The resnlt is asleek
lookthat stillfeels cozy and
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better with age - wine,
cheese, cars.
Building supplies don't
usuallyfall int() that category. So, if your house is looking alittle shabby, try giving
it afacelift byupdating one
ofthe largest exterior surfaces - your roof.
Just like faces, roofs can
look worse fctt wear after
years ofexpm;ure to the elements, so give it amakeover
byfocusing onone or allof
the following
shape and color.
"This isn't your grandmother's roofing anymore,"
says StephenMcNally, viqe
president ofsales andmarketing at TAMKO Building
Products, Inc., one ofthe
largest shingle manufacb,1rers inthe United States
"People are getting creative
with their roofing. It's not
just utilitariananymore.
People are seeingRas a
palette - one ofthe first
things visitors notice abont
the house."
warm.
Color
While blackis the tradilor of
Texture
On~ ofllie biggest ways to
change the texture ofyour
roofisbyusing an alternative shingle material. Asphalt shingles are stillthe
most popnlarroofingmaterial inthe U.S., butlaminate, composite and metal
shingles enjoy a growing
following as the alternative
materials can dramatically .
change the appearance of II
house.
A growing trendinroofingcUrrentlyis the proliferationofmetalshingles. The
shingles are known for their
appearance, durability and
abilityto reduce energy
offer an gamc
roofthat
shave
been shelling outbigbucks
absotbinglliem. These
shingles cpme ina varietyof for. Butnow, thatlookis
styles tolook like wood
available to the generalpubshakes, stone slate or clay
licat afraction ofthe cost
tile.
through composite swTIgles.
Depending onthe style, a
Call it a discounted
newmetalroofcanmake a
facelift. F9r example, ,
house looktraditional or
TAMKO's Lamarite brand
with a dis..
com
ost
about 0
t slate
tiles do. The composite
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shingles are made trom colorized .
polymer and
0 .
mimic the texture ofstone
slatetiles. Theyare also designedwithmarkings to allow different exposures
whichresnltinan attractivelxrandom, staggered
pattern on the roof.
Evenasphalt shingles
have come alongwayfrom
your grandmother's roof.
tmore colorful
offers
olorsin
s,ingHarvest
Forest Green and Olde English
Pewter. .
Metalroofcolors tend to
be more dramatic than asphalt shingles with such
shades as sequoiared and
Vermont blue. Not oilly are
many ofthese metal roofs
made in "cool" colors to reduce energyuse, but the
MetalWorks line ofshingles
is made from 50 percent recycledsteel and are 100 percent recyclable.
Somehomeowners pair a
f color with sidingor
o create a continupallet. Others
go in a different
and pick a contrasting color to setthe roof
apart.
Ne:w lalrninalted a
Into muted colors? Just as
shingles comein a
shapes and colors, many
a
paint can add
simulating awooden shake
once-all-white
our roof
look. The shape ofa sheet of
fromthetradi nalblackto
shiJigles can meanthe difanother neutral, such as a
series ofbrown or gray
shades can add characterto
one ofthe largest surfaces of
your home.
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"Another major development Will be in replacement bulbs."
"The extreme long life of
an LED bUlb makes it ideal
for replacing recessed
lights in hard-to':'reach areas s\lch as vaUlted ceilings
in living rooms or kitchens.
This year you Will find superenergy-efficientreplacements for all existing
types of incandescent,
halogen andfluorescenf
bUlbs.
,
"You Will see LED produc:ts lmelet - and in some
cases outperform - tradi,..
tionallight sources," says
Brian Brandes, vice president of product developmenUor SATCD. "The
lighting industry is moving
and merging technologies,
quickly becoming part of
the electronics marketplace and presenting
choicespreviously not
available. Today, there are
LED options in every lighting category, n says Brandes. Forexample, SATCD
recently unveiled a variety
of LED bUlbs that can replaceincandescent track
and recessed bUlbs as well
as outdoor spotlights.
In addition to long life,
another benefit ofLED is
energy efficiency. In the
suchproducts
weren't very consumer
friendly,accordingto
Glenn Siegel, marketing
director for Cooper Lighting' i:l manufacturer of
lighting fixtures. "[Earlier
models] did not always satisfy all ofthe homeowner's
needs and wants. They
needed lighting with lower
operating costs and longer
life, but wanted it to per.LVk.Lk~~JA'"an incandescent, n
Primous, director .
and business defor Permllght's
brand, has been
impressed with the strides
.LED lighting has made in .
just the last several years.
The .
eme
path
illumination and in undercabinet kitchen lighting.
seeingrecessed, ta1blelamlps, chanandpendan1:s, all
he says.
hoarenft
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