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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

CLUCKS & BUCKS: Fowl bingo ‘drops’ fuel charity giving

Stakes were high at the Durham Farmers Market Saturday afternoon as people gathered to throw money into the pot and guess where chickens would next "do their business." The name of the game was “chicken poop bingo” — that’s not a typo — and 3-year-old spectator Charlie Read summed it up best: “Chickens can poop on my letter and I’m gonna win a prize.”

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 08:30 PM

WORK TO DO: Williams ‘relieved’ as Heels top Buckeyes

Even after a 82-74 win against No. 12 Ohio State, North Carolina coach Roy Williams wasn’t pleased. And why should he have been? Minutes before halftime in the opening game of the CBS Sports Classic, the No. 24 Tar Heels (8-3) looked the best they had all season. By game’s end, they were limping to the finish line, barely hanging on for the 12-point win.

 


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Kids get crafty at Duke Gardens' holiday celebration

Families had the opportunity to make holiday crafts and learn about other cultures Saturday at the Doris Duke Center of Sarah P. Duke Gardens.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 08:09 PM

Tax earmark possible for paving work

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and there’s no such thing as a paving program that can keep Durham’s streets in what’s now their average condition without spending $2.6 million to $5.9 million a year. That’s the judgment of the Public Works Department, which is telling elected officials that it can, if they want, save money by lowering paving standards for streets that carry relatively little traffic.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Scrabble to support transplant patients’ families

A 16-year-old Scrabble aficionado is helping to bring back a charity tournament to Duke Medicine, whose doctors helped him become who he is today. The Triangle Scrabble Club’s 5th Annual Charity Scrabble Tournament will be held Jan. 16-19 at Duke University Hospital’s North Pavilion.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 08:33 PM

Records are nice, but Crowder's No. 1 goal is Sun Bowl win

Jamison Crowder is within reach of two lofty ACC records, not that he or anyone on the Blue Devil football team cares that much. Crowder has 276 career receptions, seven short of matching the ACC mark of former Blue Devil Conner Vernon. And Crowder has 3,539 receiving yards heading into his final game, the Hyundai Sun Bowl Saturday against No. 15 Arizona State, 210 yards shy of Vernon’s ACC record.


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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Kids get crafty at Duke Gardens' holiday celebration

Families had the opportunity to make holiday crafts and learn about other cultures Saturday at the Doris Duke Center of Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 08:09 PM

Tax earmark possible for paving work

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and there’s no such thing as a paving program that can keep Durham’s streets in what’s now their average condition without spending $2.6 million to $5.9 million a year. That’s the judgment of the Public Works Department, which is telling elected officials that it can, if they want, save money by lowering paving standards for streets that carry relatively little traffic.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Scrabble to support transplant patients’ families

A 16-year-old Scrabble aficionado is helping to bring back a charity tournament to Duke Medicine, whose doctors helped him become who he is today. The Triangle Scrabble Club’s 5th Annual Charity Scrabble Tournament will be held Jan. 16-19 at Duke University Hospital’s North Pavilion.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: 'Twas a lime rickey holiday

It’s time for my seasonal attempt at humor, in the sort of format of “A Visit from St. Nicholas (’Twas the Night Before Christmas)” by Clement C. Moore. But first, a “The Simpsons” reference. My writing below does not exactly fit the definition of a limerick, so I’ll call it a lime rickey, which is close enough. A lime rickey is a drink I heard of because of Mr. Burns. So enjoy this written lime rickey. Season’s greetings, ya’ll.


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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 08:30 PM

WORK TO DO: Williams ‘relieved’ as Heels top Buckeyes

Even after a 82-74 win against No. 12 Ohio State, North Carolina coach Roy Williams wasn’t pleased. And why should he have been? Minutes before halftime in the opening game of the CBS Sports Classic, the No. 24 Tar Heels (8-3) looked the best they had all season. By game’s end, they were limping to the finish line, barely hanging on for the 12-point win.

 

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 08:33 PM

Records are nice, but Crowder's No. 1 goal is Sun Bowl win

Jamison Crowder is within reach of two lofty ACC records, not that he or anyone on the Blue Devil football team cares that much. Crowder has 276 career receptions, seven short of matching the ACC mark of former Blue Devil Conner Vernon. And Crowder has 3,539 receiving yards heading into his final game, the Hyundai Sun Bowl Saturday against No. 15 Arizona State, 210 yards shy of Vernon’s ACC record.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Duke women host SEC power Kentucky Sunday

No. 13 Duke will host No. 8 Kentucky at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 (ESPN2) at Cameron Indoor Stadium, looking to snap a five-game losing streak to ranked opponents, including two in a row at home.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Sandlappers best Tar Heels in annual Shrine Bowl

North Carolina was left kicking it self on Saturday after multiple miscues on special teams allowed South Carolina to win 21-12 and extend the Sandlapper winning streak in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas over the Tar Heels to three.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 08:57 PM

Orange, S. Granville wrestlers clinch tourney titles in Mebane

When the dust settled at the rugged 22-team Eagle Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday, South Granville grappler Nathean Castillo was crowned the 113-pound champion. South Granville, with a 20-1 record one of the big surprises in North Carolina wrestling this season, finished sixth in the team standings. Orange finished third, with Joe Scott clinching the 138-pound title and Byron Stephenson rolling to the 285-pound championship.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 08:32 PM

NCCU rips Mississippi Valley State on road

Jordan Parks scored 21 points on 10 of 11 shooting and N.C. Central cruised past Mississippi Valley State 94-60 on Saturday.


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Dec. 19, 2014 @ 11:20 AM
Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

Protest, police with restraint

Durham has a long history of passionate civic action and protest. Durham residents are not shy about taking to the streets.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Looking for a little good news in this season

In a Peanuts cartoon, Linus counseled Charlie Brown, "Cheer up, things could be worse," to which Charlie responded, "I did, and they were!"

That is the way I find myself responding to the barrage of bad news lately. The inhumane way we treat each other seems to have no limits.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 20

  • Growing sex trafficking problem
  • Watch your back

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Dec. 15, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

A dentist and candy: the unlikely pair for a Durham business

While Sindhura Citineni worked as a dentist in a rural North Carolina town, many children came to her office with teeth decay.

The parents weren’t sure what to do. Even if they banned all the Mountain Dew and the candy, the kids would gorge on it at their first opportunity of independence.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Parata terminates 110 employees

Parata Systems will lay off 110 employees by the end of February.

In a letter to the NC Department of Commerce, the company said it will be downsizing both of its Durham facilities, at 2600 Meridian Parkway and 3751 S. Alston Ave.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Health Decisions names interim CEO

In the wake of its CEO’s death, Health Decisions has named G. Stephen DeCherney as interim CEO.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

FDA delays Pozen experimental drugs’ OK for 2nd time

Pharmaceutical company Pozen said Wednesday that two versions of an experimental drug were denied approval for the second time by the Food and Drug Administration.


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Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Guaranteed: A “reactionary, bourgeois” good time

Ken Bloom, the clarinetist and guitarist for the local band Mappamundi, leaps into a guitar solo on an Eastern European song titled “Opium,” a song which is not really about drugs but about love. The singer declares that “your love poisons me like opium.”

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sweet Honey in the Rock are celebrating 40 years as an a cappella ensemble. They will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Copper medium, copper mines in artist’s exhibit

On display in the Durham Arts Council is an exhibit that shows through art how the leftovers of industrial boom reside with the natural landscape. It’s not Durham’s brick tobacco and mill buildings, but rather the legacy of another industry in another state, featured with two different mediums.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

‘Annie’ is a hard-knock, no-fun adaptation

It’s impossible to talk about “Annie” without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston’s 1982 film.