Meet Sears' Ms. Fixit

Jane Thompson is behind Sears' home-improvement and repair push

It was a big basketball game in the small town of St. Albans, W.Va. Jane J. Thompson, star forward for the St. Albans Highline Baptists, knew her team was outgunned by the older, taller girls from St. Francis Catholic Church. But her team had an edge--they had just come from a giddy birthday party. As they dribbled and passed to victory, Thompson absorbed a lesson that helps her nearly three decades later. The secret, she says: "Relax, and play a better game."

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