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Page 2 December 29th, 2011 !ii@i!iiiii:ii~iiii'~ E~'i:i .......... iiiii! ......... i~:~!:i:~iiil .... , Valley News & Views iiiiiii i,iiiilui Accuweather Forecasts Cold New Year's Eve Celebrations for Many State College, Pa. 27 December 2011 AccuWeather reports hundreds of thousands of people will need to bundle up for New Year's Eve celebrations. A clipper system that will spreadrain andsnowshowers across the Northeast Friday could bring some leftover snow showers to portions of the Northeast coast earlier in the day on NewYear's Eve. However, a large dome of high pressure building behind the clipper should promote dry weather for most of the East as people head to New Year's Eve festivities. Chilly air will stick around across the Northeast, so layered clothing and warm jackets are recommended. People watching the ball drop live in New York City should bundle up with lows expected to drop into the mid-30s. A gusty breeze developing may contribute to even colder RealFeel temperatures. Milder air and tranquil weather will be in place farther south across much of the Southeast with a southwesterly flow, drawing in mild air from the Gulf of Mexico. A storm will take aim at parts of the Midwest on New Year's Eve. Some Midwestemers will deal with snow, cold and wind. Some snow could whiten portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan that did not even have a white Christmas. More than pots and pans will be chattering on New Year's Eve across the northern Plains. Frigid winds will make people shiver and their teeth chatter. Lows will plummet into the teens and 20s. Cities that will drop into the 20s include Omaha and Minneapolis. Warm jackets, hats and scarves should be worn with winds gusting to 35 mph at times, making it feel even colder. Cold of this caliber is dangerous, so people should not stay outdoors for extended periods of time. On the milder side of the storm, a few showers will dampen the lower Midwest. Much colder air will spread in just in time for New Year's celebrations. Mild, moist air arriving from the Gulf of Mexico may bring a few showers to southern and eastern Texas, while dry weather remains over the Southwest. A storm in the Pacific Thank You For Reading The Valley News and Views Thanks to All Our Advertisers For Keeping Us In Print Happy New Year - 2012 The Sports Guru's Sports Stats by Nathan Aufenkamp Since 2006, the Giants and Cowboys are both 46-12 in the first 12 games, and 10-13 in their last 4 games of the season. Tom Brady is at 31 straight games with a passing touchdown, the 4th-longest streakin NFL history (Johnny Unitas has most at 47). With Monday's game, Drew Brees of the Saints breaks Dan Marino's (5,084) single season passing record with his total now at 5,087 with one game still left to play. Cam Newton of the Panthers has broken Peyton Manning's :(3,739) single season passing record for a rookie, his total now at 3,893 yards. David L. Petersen Attorney General Practice of Law Emphasizing: Estates and Elder Law Planning, Wills and Trusts, Business Organizations and Services, Agricultural Law, Personal and Farm Tax Services. 112 North Main Street - P.O. Box 216 Drayton, ND 58225 PhOne (701) 454-3515 With Our Deepest Grafitude At The New Year Hatgjby Ne,w Year From All Of Us! Valley Buildin Center We really appreciate your loyal support and hope that the New Year brings an abundance of joy and good fortune your way. Drayton, ND Northwest will bring rain to western parts of Washington and Oregon. People celebrating in Seattle and Portland should plan on bringing an umbrella and rain jacket before heading out to celebrations. By Meghan Evans, Meteorologist for Around the Town Continued from Page 1 they're building ice at the Drayton Curling Rink and there will be a men's organizational meeting on Wednesday evening. There will also be a woman's league this year and it's said they have already organized enough women to form at least six or seven teams. League play will begin sometime after the first of the year. New Restaurant Though I'm probably one of the last to know, I'll still announce that a new restaurant is being built in the old Originals building on the north end of town. After the first of the year, we'll give you a full report on itfi status. Now, That's the Spirit Christmas is literally hours behind us now. Still, no need to give up the Spirit. We should try hang on to it until at least the 4th of July, at which point the Spirit of "76" can carry us over into the fall and the beginning of the new season. Continued on Page 3 Like children playing in a mud puddle, we will keep stirring the Fighting Sioux logo issue until we are so dirty that no one will want to play Tiddlywinks with the University of North Dakota. The latest threats to LIND sports in this never-ending saga are the two petitions being circulated to put the matter to a statewide vote in the June 12th primary election. One petition proposes to suspend the law passed in the special session of the Legislature that repealed the mandate to keep the Fighting Sioux logo passed by the regular 2011 session. If this petition secures 13,000 signatures, it will suspend the law, thereby keeping the Fighting Sioux logo alive until the measure is voted on in June. To stop the effect of such a referral and to continue retiring the logo, the Board of Higher Education would have to get the issue before the courts on the grounds that the original law was unconstitutional, making the referral null and void. As pointed out in this column during the regular legislative session, the issue of constitutionality should have been addressed by the board when the legislature was considering the legislation. Now the mess is getting bigger because everyone refused to deal with the issue. The second petition proposes to amend the state constitution with language that would require the University of North Dakota to continue using the Fighting Sioux logo. Passage ofthisamendment would be a death knell for Division I sports at UND. First, the NCAA has already made its position clear: UND will not participate in NCAA- sponsored playoffs as long as it uses the Fighting Sioux logo. Goodbye network coverage. Goodbye national prestige. Goodbye Final Four hockey. Second, other teams in various leagues involving Sioux competition may refuse to play UND as long as it has the logo. From public statements, it sounds as though the Big Sky Conference has already become skeptical about accepting UND football in its league because of the logo. It doesn't want our baggage. Since UND sports teams would find themselves out in the cold in NCAA playoffs and league play, the recognition and honor for which the petition sponsors are craving would be lost. We would be relegated to playing pickup games. The petitioners don't seem to realize that these two petitions are dealing with an issue that is no longer under our control. That is reality. Passing state laws and constitutional amendments are meaningless at this point. The debating stage is over. Under the circumstances, the best way out of this mess would be abandonment of the petition drive. We could urge people not to sign the petitions but that would be hopeless because most folks aren't aware of the damage the petitions will do to UND sports. Even the petitioners Continued On Page 3 Happy New Year! May you be blessed in the New Year with two of life's greatest treasures, Have a Safe and Happy New Year] Celebrate Responsibly. Here's To Good Friends! Lest old acquaintances be forgotten, we want to take this opportunity to let you know just how very much we appreciate your friendship and support all year long, Happy New Year! CHS Inc. ]he Company that supplies food, grain and energy resources for enriching lives. Drayton - Cavalier - Joliette - Kennedy - Hensel - Glasston MIC DA Grain Handling and Storage Equipment Through progressive design and quality, Progressive... Efficient. your use of iicada hopper;bottoms ~ bins will maximize the efficiency of ~o~ : grain storage With best wishes and heartfelt thanks f~om all us. Have a Great New Year! Cenex Convenience Store Drayton, ND 701-454-6277 Out with the old- In with the new- With our thanks to all of you And to those who've stopped by here, Go our very best wishes for a happy New ........ ....... ....... 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