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SQL Server - how to increase query speed of simple query

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JElsterFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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Hi..
I have a simple stored procedure that looks like this

SELECT * FROM CUSTOMERS ORDER BY LASTNAME , FIRSTNAME

The customer table has over 100 fields.
It returns 20K records, I have an index on lastname, firstname.
The execution plan say 46% Sort, 54% table scan.
It appears to take 25 -45 seconds to run . When called and traced in Activity Monitor from a web app.  In Query analyzer it takes 10  seconds. Any suggestions how I can speed it up.
thx
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