Holiday shoppers took full advantage of the special Black Friday sales offered by local merchants today. Some stores opened as early at 4 a.m. to get the first Christmas dollars of the day. Crowds swarmed all the stores as they opened and headed straight for the advertised door-busting bargains. Clothing and electronics seemed to be the biggest sellers today. Within 20 minutes, all of the big-bargain big screen TVs on sale were sold at Wal-Mart and all of the Rock Band gaming systems at Hastings were gone. JC Penny, Stage and Goodys were also packed with holiday shoppers scooping up clothing bargains. Long lines of shoppers are shown at Wal-Mart above trying to check out after fighting their way through the crowds to get to their holiday treasures. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, got its name because the traditional flood of shoppers marked the first day stores broke into profitability for the full year. Struggling retailers are counting on holiday shoppers to help them avoid bankruptcy if they don’t make their sales and profit goals.