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12-year-old blogger dies A Southern California girl who became a nationally recognized face of child cancer with a blog that chronicled her fight against brain tumors has died. Jessica Joy Rees was 12 years old. Jessica’s family announced her death on her Facebook page, stating that her 10-month battle with brain cancer ended Thursday. Tens of thousands of people responded by posting updates to the page in a show of support that includes “likes” and prayers. By Friday afternoon the outpouring surpassed Jessica’s goal to get one “like” for each of the estimated 50,000 American children with cancer.

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Air show safety under scrutiny Despite suffering severe injuries in the worst air race accident in the U.S. in more than a half a century, some victims have told their lawyer they would like to attend future races. “I just look at them, shake my head and say, ‘You are absolutely nuts,’” said Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents 16 injured victims and families of people killed at an air race in Reno, Nev., in September.

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Iran still working on nuke

Moore the final piece

Bomb making in plans, but not ready yet

Set to work on ‘Race to the Top’ program, among others BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer

roy City Schools’ administrative team was finally completed when Michael Moore was appointed as Troy City Schools new director of curriculum and instruction for the district in August 2011, filling the position vacated by current superintendent Eric Herman.


“In my career and now at Troy, I have been able to come to work in jobs that I love to do, work with great people and get a chance to help kids,” Moore said. “I have met many of the staff and students here at Troy and have enjoyed working with them.” The former Russia Local School superintendent said he was drawn to the district because of Troy City School’s rich history of academic excellence. “The positive part of a teaching and administrative career is that I get to come to work to do something I love to do,” Moore said. “I was very grateful for the opportunity to work with a lot of good people and work in good schools.” Moore’s responsibilities as director of curriculum and instruction includes implementing new curriculum changes from the state, federal programs such as Race to the Top, and working with various staff with academic counseling, English as a second language, gifted edu-


Michael Moore discusses his experience in his education career before coming to Troy City Schools.

TROY cation and department chairs. “The nice things about all public schools is the mission is the same and tour whole objective is to for students of all levels to succeed and have a good experience in school,” Moore said. Moore’s career started as a history and visual arts teacher in Mississinawa Valley Schools and Tippecanoe High School before moving to the administrative sector as an assistant principal, principal and then superintendent. “In my career, I have been fortunate to work in great schools with excellent staff, students and communities,” Moore said. “I feel fortunate to have an opportunity to work in a great place like Troy City Schools.”

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Moore’s latest project is to help implement the federal education program, Race to the Top. “I work with a great committee to ensure that the funding we have is used toward improving the district’s professional development to benefit our students,” Moore said. “My goal is to provide teachers and staff with the best resources to help students in the classroom.” Moore said his administrative role is a welcomed change and he said he feels like he still makes an impact on students, but on a larger scale. “The main goal is still the same and I feel like I still impact students in a

positive way,” Moore said. Moore is also involved with the district’s state report card tests and the Ohio Graduation Test and the Ohio Achievement Assessments. Moore said he welcomes the ever changing landscape of education. “There’s some exciting changes in education in the state of Ohio,” Moore said. “There’s a lot of positive changes.” Moore lives in Bradford with his wife Jenny enjoys running, reading and attending the activities of his children, Kelly and Jackson. Moore received his master’s and his bachelor’s and certification from the University of Dayton.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Iran is laying the groundwork for making nuclear weapons someday, but is not yet building a bomb and called for continued diplomatic and economic pressure to persuade Tehran not to take that step. As he has previously, Panetta cautioned against a unilateral strike by Israel against Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying the action could trigger Iranian retaliation against U.S. forces in the region. “We have common cause here” with Israel, he said. “And the better approach is for us to work together.” Panetta’s remarks on CBS’ Face the Nation, which were taped Friday and aired Sunday, reflect the long-held view of the Obama administration that Iran is not yet committed to building a nuclear arsenal, only to creating the industrial and scientific capacity to allow one if its leaders to decide to take that final step. The comments suggest the White House’s assessment of Iran’s nuclear strategy has not changed in recent months, despite warnings from advocates of military action that time is running out to prevent Tehran from becoming a nuclear-armed state. Iran says its nuclear program is only for energy and medical research, and refuses to halt uranium enrichment Several Republican candidates have called for a tougher line against Iran, saying they believe it is committed to building the bomb. “If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon,” said Mitt Romney. “And if you elect Mitt Romney, Iran will not have a

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Arizona remembers deadly day with bells Hundreds gather on day set in history

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — This time, in the supermarket parking lot, there were softly ringing bells breaking the morning silence instead of the terrible sounds of gunfire and sirens. More bells tolled later Sunday at Tucson’s packed St. Augustine OUTLOOK Cathedral as the names of the six people killed in the Jan. 8, 2011, Today shooting rampage were read. Partly cloudy Thirteen others were wounded, High: 44° Low: 26° including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head. With hugs and tears, southern Tuesday Arizonans remembered the dead, Partly cloudy High: 50° the shattered lives and those who Low: 30° acted heroically after a gunman opened fire at an outdoor meetComplete weather and-greet that stunned the nation information on Page 9. and this close-knit community. The day of remembrance began Home Delivery: with the ringing of church bells 335-5634 and hand-held bells throughout Classified Advertising: the city at 10:11 a.m. (1711 GMT), (877) 844-8385 the exact time the gunman shot Giffords in the head and methodically mowed down a line of people waiting to talk to her during a 6 74825 22406 6 public event outside a Safeway

supermarket. “Even in the midst of this troubling year, the healing, the courage that we have experienced in our community — each one of us can notice how our cups overflow with the blessings of our lives,” said Stephanie Aaron, Giffords’ rabbi, who recited the 23rd Psalm at an interfaith service at the cathedral Sunday afternoon. Relatives of the six dead walked solemnly down the aisle, each carrying a single red rose, placing the flowers in a vase in front of a picture of a heart. The victims included federal judge John Roll; 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, who was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and Giffords staffer Gabe Zimmerman. Hundreds of people at the cathedral — including Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer — stood and chanted, “We remember, we remember, we remember with grateful hearts.” Some closed their eyes while others held each other. Girls in white dresses and red sashes danced down the aisle as a


U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, husband Mark Kelly and Nancy Barber, wife of Giffords’ district director, Ron Barber, pause at the Davidson Canyon Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead overlooking Tucson, Saturday. Ron Barber, a Giffords staffer song called “Hero in the Dark” played, and a pastor called on who survived two gunshot wounds, everyone to celebrate those who said he woke up Sunday dreaming were lost and those who acted to save lives during the shooting. • See ARIZONA on Page 2

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from her and move away from incendiary comments. “Although Gabby now struggles with her words at times, we know what she’s trying to say,” Udall said. “It’s a simple concept. Words matter, and these days you don’t hear our elected officials using words to bring us together. Too often words are used as weapons.” The Rev. Andrew Ross spoke for shooting victim and his congregant Phyllis Schneck. “I remember just shaking and as I shared with my congregation, my immediate response was anger, in fact rage, that someone would once again do this to a member of our flock,” Ross said. “And so it’s good for us to be honest and admit it’s not easy remembering this day. We have to be honest about that.” President Barack Obama called Giffords on Sunday to offer his support and tell her he and the first lady are keeping her, the families of those killed and the whole Tucson community in their thoughts and prayers, according to the White House. He said Giffords was an inspiration to all Americans. Barber said he spent time with Giffords on Friday and Saturday. “Even though it’s a hard weekend for her and all of us, she wanted to be here with her community to remember,” he said. “She’s sad, we’re all sad, and she’s glad to be home.”

about Giffords and slain staffer Zimmerman. “You have to think about the six people whose loved ones don’t have them today,” Barber said before the church service began. At the Safeway memorial, Bruce Ellis and his wife Kelly Hardesty, both 50, held each other tight and wept as the bells rang. “It’s shocking to have a massacre like this occur in your backyard,” Ellis said. “It’s something that happens on the news, not in your neighborhood.” About 30 others rang bells, hugged each other and cried as the time of the shooting passed. Many bowed in prayer. Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, went to the scene of the shooting Saturday. They also visited University Medical Center, where Giffords was treated after the attack, and a trailhead outside Tucson named in honor of Zimmerman. The couple was to join thousands at an evening candlelight vigil at the University of Arizona, with Kelly expected to speak. At an afternoon event at the university, Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, who was born and raised in Tucson, spoke about Giffords. He praised Giffords for working for the good of the country, and said other politicians can learn

Best friends remember 9-year-old slain in Tucson TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Three little girls made plans for the future. They built sandcastles, they danced to pop songs, they swam, they laughed, they swore to be roommates in college. Two of the girls, now 10, stood Sunday on a stage in Tucson and told a crowd of hundreds, many weeping, about their friend. Christina-Taylor Green, a 9-year-old born on Sept. 11, 2001, aspired to dance with Beyonce, to be the first woman in Major League Baseball and one day be elected president of the United States. “She wasn’t afraid of boys or sports or anything,” Serenity Hammrich said, wearing a black dress and standing with Jamie Stone on a stage in the University of Arizona. “When she made student council, I was so happy for her. She believed it was important to help others to try to make a difference in the school and to put others first.” Christina died a year ago Sunday, one of six people killed in a deadly shooting rampage targeting U.S. Rep. Gabrielle

Cordray called smart, tough COLUMBUS (AP) — Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray’s contentious tumble onto the national stage has been anything but typical for the intelligent, mild-mannered public servant who occasionally pads about his office in sock feet. President Barack Obama named Cordray, 52, as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a recess appointment during a visit last week to suburban Cleveland. Republicans critical of the new agency had managed to block the appointment since July, saying the agency has too much power with too little input from Congress. Despite Cordray’s background of bipartisan appeal, Senate Republicans blocked his confirmation in December. The bureau was created as part of the 2010 overhaul of the nation’s financial regulations, to defend consumer rights with banks, mortgage companies, the credit-card industry, payday lenders and others. Perhaps not since



In this Jan. 4, 2012 photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Richard Cordray, in Shaker Heights. Cordray’s days as an undefeated five-time champion on Jeopardy! has he been at the center of such heated push back. The soft-spoken Cordray tends to keep his head down and his media controversies to a minimum. “He’s a very serious person,” said David Leland, a former chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, who’s known Cordray for more than two decades. “But this is a very serious job, and these are serious times.” His smarts are usually the first thing people notice about Cordray, who earned a law degree from the University of Chicago (where he edited the law review) and a master’s in economics from the University of Oxford. He interned for then-U.S. Sen. John Glenn, the astronaut,

native Ohioan and Democrat; as well as clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Reagan appointee. That built the beginnings of a resume that would make him acceptable to either party. Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Andy Douglas, a Republican, said he’s never known Cordray to allow his actions to be dictated by partisan concerns. “I haven’t agreed with what they’ve been putting him through,” Douglas said. “If we really profess that we want the brightest and the best in public service, then he is that. And to not jump at the chance to have people like that in public service is a political shortcoming that I see governing us that’s opposed to good sense.”

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But Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, appearing with the defense secretary, said that he wanted the Iranians to believe that a U.S. military strike could wipe out their nuclear program. “I absolutely want them to believe that’s the case,” he said. Panetta did not rule out launching a pre-emptive strike. “But the responsible thing to do right now is to keep putting diplomatic and economic pressure on them to force them to do the right thing,” he said. “And to make sure that they do not make the decision to proceed with the development of a nuclear weapon.” Panetta said if Iran started developing a weapon, the U.S. would act. “I think they need to know that — that if they take that step — that they’re going to get stopped.” Dempsey also said that Iran has the military power to block the Strait of Hormuz “for a period of time” if it decides to do so, but that the U.S. would take action to reopen waterway. “We can defeat that,” he said. Panetta said closing the strait would draw a U.S. military response. “We made very clear that the United States will not tolerate the blocking of the Strait of Hormuz,” he said. “That’s another red line for us and … we will respond to them.” TROY • PIQUA URBANA • CELINA GREENVILLE


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2405 or 339-2859. â&#x20AC;˘ STORY TIME: The Milton-Union Public Library will offer a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Polar Animalsâ&#x20AC;? story time at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 560 S. Main St., West Milton. â&#x20AC;˘ BOARD MEETING: The Covington Board of For the Troy Daily News Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the office of the Edison Community College will hold board, 25 Grant St., a series of informational meetings Covington.

â&#x20AC;˘ GRANDMOTHERS TO MEET: The Miami Grandmothers Club will Community meet from 1-3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Calendar Church in the social room; 110 W. Franklin St. The CONTACT US meeting is open to grandmothers in the community. For more information, contact Pat Swank at 339Call Melody 2350 or Ulene Shively at Vallieu at THURSDAY 335-8499. 440-5265 to â&#x20AC;˘ INVENTORY \MEETING: Elizabeth â&#x20AC;˘ BLOOD DRIVE: A list your free Township Trustees will hold blood drive will be from calendar their annual inventory 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the items.You meeting at 7 p.m. at the Knights of St. John, 110 S. township building. Wayne St., Piqua. can send â&#x20AC;˘ FINANCIAL AID Individuals with eligibility your news by e-mail to questions are invited to MEETING: The email Union High School or Guidance Department has call (800) 388-GIVE or make planned a college financial an appointment at aid meeting for 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Connie Garrett, a â&#x20AC;˘ FRIDAY DINNER: The Pleasant Hill financial aid representative from Wright VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner State University, will conduct the meeting. Road, Ludlow Falls will offer dinner from There will be a time for questions after her 6-7:30 pm. for $7-$8. For more informapresentation. For more information, call the tion, call (937) 698-6727. high school at 884-7940. â&#x20AC;˘ PROJECT FEEDERWATCH: Project â&#x20AC;˘ BOARD TO MEET: The Miami County FeederWatch will be offered from 9:30Educational Service Center Governing 11:30 a.m. at Aullwood. Participants are Board will meet at 5 p.m. at 2000 W. invited to count birds, drink coffee, eat Stanfield Road, Troy. doughnuts, share stories and count more â&#x20AC;˘ BOARD MEETING: The Newton Local birds. This bird count contributes to scienBoard of Education will hold its annual reorganizational meeting, followed by the reg- tific studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Check out the Cornell web ular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the site at for more Newton School Board of Education room. information. â&#x20AC;˘ SOCIETY TO MEET: The Covington â&#x20AC;˘ DISCOVERY WALK: A morning disNewberry Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Covington Village Hall. For infor- covery walk for adults will be offered from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, mation, call (937) 473-2270. The public is 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom invited. â&#x20AC;˘ FREE PREVIEW: A free preview of the Hissong, education coordinator, will guide walkers as they experience the seasonal 13-week Financial Peace University will be changes taking place. Bring binoculars. offered at 6:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn, Troy. FPU is a program that teaches participants JAN. 13 how to beat debt, build wealth and keep their own economy thriving. Topics covered also include budgeting, savings and investâ&#x20AC;˘ SOUP-ER WALK: The Miami County ing. No financial products are sold or proPark District will hold its Soup-er Walk moted. The actual program will begin Jan. Series program from 7-9 p.m. at Hobart 23. Call (937) 552-7724 for more informaUrban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone, off tion. of Dorset Road in Troy. Weather permitâ&#x20AC;˘ BOOK GROUP: The Milton-Union ting, participants are invited to come enjoy Public Library book club will meet at 7 p.m. a guided hike led by a park district naturalat the library, 560 S. Main St., West Milton. ist followed by a warm crackling campfire The book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seventh Heaven,â&#x20AC;? by Alice and a hot cup of soup de jour. Hikers are Hoffman will be discussed. encouraged to bring a canned good for â&#x20AC;˘ POTATO/SALAD BAR: The American donation to a local food pantry. Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. 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The film series is Civic agendas intended for adult viewership and may not â&#x20AC;˘ The Potsdam Village Council will hold be appropriate for children under 13. For its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the municimore information, call 339-0457. pal building. â&#x20AC;˘ BAKED SPAGHETTI: The Sons of â&#x20AC;˘ Troy City Schools will meet at 5:30 p.m. the American Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. in the board offices. Third St., will offer a baked spaghetti dinâ&#x20AC;˘ The Bethel Board of Education will ner beginning at 6 p.m. for $7 each. The meet at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. meal also will include salad, roll, butter Call 845-9414 for more information. and dump cake. Proceeds will be used to â&#x20AC;˘ The Pleasant Hill Village Council will purchase a picnic table for the post. meet at 7 p.m. at 200 W. Walnut St., â&#x20AC;˘ PROJECT FEEDERWATCH: Project Pleasant Hill FeederWatch will be offered from 9:30â&#x20AC;˘ The Tipp City Parks Advisory 11:30 a.m. at Aullwood. 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Always held the president, at (937) 974-0410. second Saturday of each month, the recyâ&#x20AC;˘ STAUNTON LUNCHEON: The cling event accepts recyclables such as Staunton School alumni luncheon will be glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, tin and aluat 11:30 a.m. at Friendlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Troy. Anyone minum. This month Angieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shred of Troy who graduated or attended Staunton will be on site so local residents can particiSchool is invited to attend and share pate in the document shredding process memories. For more information, call 335that carries a 10 cents per pound charge.

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designed to explain the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program (PSEOP) to students and parents and guardians of interested high school students throughout the month of January. PSEOP enables Ohio public and nonpublic high school students in grades ninth through 12 to earn college credit and/or high school graduation credit through the successful completion of college courses. The program is tuition free. The purpose of the program is to promote advanced academic opportunities for high school students prior to graduation by earning credits toward a twoyear associate degree at Edison.

By participating in the PSEOP program, a student can save as much as $40,000â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$50,000 in college tuition fees. The informational sessions will be held at the following: â&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Darke County Campus, 601 Wagner Ave, Greenville â&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 17, 6-7:30 p.m., Piqua Campus, Looney Road, Piqua, North Hall Theater and Pavilion â&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Sidney Moose Lodge No. 568, 1200 N. Broadway Ave., Sidney Students and parents who are unable to attend and want to learn more about the program can call Velina Bogart or Stacey Bean in the admissions office at 778-7920.

Two MSWCD scholarships available to county students County Road 25-A, Suite C, Troy, OH 45373. Three letters of recomThe Miami Soil and Water Conservation ture or natural resources mendation from three references listed on the District is offering two major. $750 scholarship awards â&#x20AC;˘ Must be enrolled for application form are to be sent directly to the Miami to Miami County resifall quarter 2012. SWCD. dents who are majoring Applicants can be a Applications and recin agriculture or natural prior scholarship recipiommendations must be resources. ent from the Miami postmarked by March 16. The scholarships are SWCD. The application and for the purpose of continThe award will be used information received will uing higher education at toward the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be property of the Miami a two- or four-year college tuition and fees and will or university. be processed through the SWCD and will be held in strict confidence. Applications will be scholarship office of the To receive an applicaaccepted from students chosen school. meeting the following Applicants should send tion, visit www.miamiswqualifications: the completed application or contact Kristin Lewber at 335-7666, â&#x20AC;˘ Must be a Miami to the scholarship comExt. 221 or email County resident. mittee at Miami SWCD â&#x20AC;˘ Must be an agriculScholarship, 1330 N. For the Troy Daily News



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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” — First Amendment, U.S. Constitution

EDITORIAL The Town Talk, Alexandria, La., on Congress: The distance between life in Congress and life in America is staggering, Congress being tethered to nothing resembling the good sense that abounds out on the fruited plain. While senators and representatives dawdle and dither with foolishness and politics, Americans who do honest work can only wonder what has gone so terribly wrong amid the very real and positive intentions of more than 300 million people. The point is made clearly by the fact that Congress has spent any time at all on what amounts to establishing a two-month economic policy. That members use up good oxygen only adds insult. This is beyond the pale, and would be so even if the nation wasn’t in the most precarious of economic positions. This is potentially treasonous, as defined in Article 3, Section 110 of the Constitution: “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason As I unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the See It same overt act, or on confession in open Court. ■ The Troy The Congress shall have power to declare Daily News the punishment of treason.” welcomes No one inside the Beltway has aimed a cancolumns from non at Main Street America, as far as we know. our readers. To But there is no doubt that, day after day, these submit an “As I fools on Capitol Hill adhere to the States’ eneSee It” send mies, “giving them aid and comfort” by way of your type-writtheir duplicitous deeds. ten column to: The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee on ■ “As I See It” Verizon’s fee rebellion: c/o Troy Daily You’d think that dominant banks, utilities News, 224 S. and telecommunications companies would have Market St., Troy, OH 45373 learned the lesson by now. Consumers are sick and tired of being nickel and dimed, and won’t ■ You can also e-mail us at take it anymore. editorial@tdnpu But no. Corporations persist in trying to foist new ■ Please fees on the public. include your full Then once outrage invariably builds, they name and telehave to do an embarrassing U-turn, plus damphone number. age control to their brand. The latest mea culpa mambo was almost immediate. Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest cellphone company, pulled the plug Friday on a plan to charge $2 for some customers to pay their bills, just one day after announcing it. As fees go, this one was more ridiculous than most. Starting Jan. 15, it would have hit customers who choose to make one-time credit or debit card payments, either online or over the phone. To avoid the fee, customers would have to enroll in automatic credit card payments, go into a store to pay, or mail a check. That’s right — you would have been charged for paying your bill on time. Even more amazing, Verizon Communications, the landline phone company that owns most of its wireless cousin, tried last year to introduce a similar fee but was forced to back off after customer complaints. At the mercy of short-term investors, corporations are looking for any possible way to pad their bottom lines. Still, too many have forgotten the fundamentals of growing a business: Provide products or services that people want, make them available at a fair price and treat customers with respect. Charging exorbitant or unnecessary fees is the opposite of those principles.


Troy a special place to live To the Editor: Troy is the epitome of a place to live. Why? There are two reasons I can give right off the bat that I am sharing with you. There are a whole lot more, but these two are at the top of my mind right now. The first is the bike paths that the city has made available to all of us bike enthusiasts. Hold on... don’t stop reading just yet. This is only part of what I have to say. There is a bike path that starts at the end of my street (Cornish). From here I have access to a multitude of possibilities The direction I chose for the day I'm telling you about was to travel to Duke Park, about a 5mile trek, 10 miles round trip. For me on my recumbent trike,

it’s about an hour and a half. About three weeks ago, on this particular trip, I took a side trip to the Museum of Troy History, where I volunteer, to pick up some paper work. While there, I decided to re-adjust my seat before I took off on the balance of my trip. When I got home I discovered I had lost my glasses, which I thought were in my coat pocket. I tried as best I could to retrace my route in our car. No, I didn’t drive the car on the bike route, but I stayed as close as I could criss- crossing where I had to. I was not very optimistic about finding my trifocal glasses but I had to try. I didn’t find them. I was without glasses and had to go get new ones. Here’s the other reason one should live in Troy. My wife was going through the newspaper and run across an ad in the lost and found section, which she

never reads, and there was an ad for a man’s pair of perscription glasses found in front of the Museum of Troy History. I called the number that was listed and described the glasses and the man said "they must be yours.” We made arrangements for me to pick them up and he wouldn’t take anything for his trouble and effort. Not so much as a drink. So you see, with all the amenities that Troy has to offer it’s residents, the residents themselves are what is outstanding. I have heard of a few stories about the good samaritan Trojans, from helping a stranded motorist running out of gas to saving some one from a fire. So here’s my kudos to Troy Trojans and especially the man that found my trifocals and the offer is still open for a drink ... or two.

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Adding the addlement of airline advertising The handwriting was on the wall, so to speak, when commercial ads showed up in bathrooms. Technically that means the handwriting on the stall but I was trying very hard not to go there. Well, give the airlines credit for creative thinking, at least, and prepare yourself for surrendering the last bastion of advertising-free space. It was only a matter of time and a captive audience is, after all, a captive audience. Ever since the price of jet fuel went from seventy-six cents a gallon to over three dollars, the airlines have become, oh, let’s call it creative, about increasing revenue. I have lots of friends who fly for various airlines and of course I would like to see them continue to make a nice living. We all want the best and the brightest piloting us around the skies and I’m sure we can agree we’re willing to pay handsomely for that. No one, especially me, wants to board a plane, cast the obligatory nervous glance into the cockpit and see someone who graduated last in his class saying, “Gee, what do you suppose this doohickey does?” The airlines’ first stab at solvency was to charge for luggage.

Marla Boone Troy Daily News Columnist Really? You’re going to France for two weeks? How nice. What’s that you say? You want to take along a change of clothes and a spare pair of underwear? Now that’s going to cost you a little extra. Let’s call it a lot extra. One of the worst things about the luggage charge is that it appears to be completely arbitrary. Three of us recently went to Mexico. Two of us got our first bags free, the third guy got charged. On the way home, we all got charged for a second bag, but ended up being assessed different amounts. The whole systems seems as though it was designed by the love child of Scrooge McDuck and the auctioneer at Sothby’s. And don’t get me started on “preferred seating.” Your basic five

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hundred dollar ticket merely gets you down the jetway. If you want to sit anywhere except the dreaded middle seat on a jam-packed airplane, it’s considered preferred seating and that, like luggage, is gonna cost you extra. Sitting in the first row (in coach, of course. My frugal brain cannot even comprehend the financial burden of first class.) is also deemed to be a premium seat. The exit row is virtually unobtainable. Sitting on the wing is, I believe, free but no beverage service is provided. The ink on the bottom line is apparently still more red-ish than black-ish because additional steps have been taken to keep the friendly skies friendly if only in a fiscal sense. Airlines are now selling ads that are to be strategically placed throughout the cabin. Just like bidding on a painting, the tariff for ads works on a sliding scale. The airlines’ scale, though, depends not on who painted the picture but on the ad’s visibility. The overhead bins which endure more cramming and slamming and jamming than any other part of the airplane must also be the most prominent because an ad there will run you $196,000. Tray

tables that have to be in a stowed and locked position except when you are drinking your formerly complimentary Coke will now be covered with ads for any company willing to ante up $119,000. That sounds like a lot of money but don’t lose hope; there are bargains to be had. If your company’s advertising budget can stand an outlay of $18,500 you can place your message on the barf bag. Inside? Outside? The literature was understandably a little vague about exactly where your ad would appear in relation to someone’s exlunch. The literature was equally vague about the projected (sorry) success one could anticipate when one’s target audience was themselves trying to hit a target. If someone is in dire enough straits to be using an airline barf bag I would think (and this is just my own humble opinion here) an ad for, say, Doritos would fall a little short. One can only hope nothing else does, especially if you are trapped in that center seat.

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SARA E. PETERS COVINGTON — Sara Ellen Peters, 91, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville. She was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Piqua, to her parents Forest LeRoy and Mary Elizabeth (Gantt) Lavy. Sara attended Covington and Piqua High Schools. She married Clifford V. Peters July 26, 1941 in Piqua and continued their lives working together on the PETERS family farm. She was a member of the AP PHOTO Living Word Christian Fellowship of Troy In this Sept. 16, 2011, file photo veteran Hollywood stunt pilot Jimmy Leeward’s and enjoyed playing games; especially souped-up World War II-era fighter plane, P-51 Mustang, crashes into the edge of the cards and bingo. She was a great mothgrandstands, sending shrapnel into the crowd, at the Reno Air Show in Reno er and grandmother and loved to spend Nevada. time visiting with people and working in her garden. Sara was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clifford V. Peters in 2005; brothers, Everett Lavy, Ralph Lavy, Murray Lavy, and Daniel Lavy. She is survived by her children, Carolyn and Richard Guittar of Pleasant Hill, Connie Grove of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Ted and Cyndy Peters of Covington; grandchil-

Safety of popular air shows under scrutiny WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite suffering severe injuries in the worst air race accident in the U.S. in more than a half a century, some victims have told their lawyer they would like to attend future races. “I just look at them, shake my head and say, ‘You are absolutely nuts,’” said Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents 16 injured victims and families of people killed at an air race in Reno, Nev., in September. Eleven people died and about 70 more were badly injured after a souped-up World War II-era warbird crashed in front of VIP boxes, sending shrapnel into the crowd. That some victims would still support such events and return to them underscores the powerful fascination of air shows and races, which are built around pilots and performers engaged in extreme risk-taking. More than 10 million people attend U.S. air shows every year. But what level of risk is acceptable for both the public and the pilots? And can safety improvements be made to reduce that risk while still permitting daredevil performances? The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a hearing Tuesday to help answer those questions. The hearing is separate from the board’s investigation of the Reno accident. Officials for the Reno Air Racing Association, which sponsors the races, are scheduled to testify. Since 1986, there have been 152 air show and air race accidents in the U.S., including 75 fatal ones, according to the board. But, except for the Reno race, none involved spectator deaths. “When it comes to spectator fatalities, their record is very good in the United States,” said the board’s head, Deborah

Hersman. “But any fatalities lead us to question how we can improve.” Industry officials draw a sharp distinction between the Reno air races and the other nearly 350 air shows held around the country each year. The Reno races are the only ones of their type held anywhere in the world. A group of planes flies wingtip-to-wingtip as low as 50 feet off the sagebrush at speeds sometimes surpassing 500 mph. Pilots follow an oval path around pylons, with distances and speeds depending on the class of aircraft. “We’re just like NASCAR in the sky,” said race spokeswoman Valerie Miller. The Red Bull Air Race World Championships, the only other air race series, was canceled for this year and next year before the Reno accident. Those races are significantly different from the Reno races, with one plane at a time flying a course around pylons vying to achieve the best time. Critics of the Reno air races contend they are more dangerous than the typical air show where aerobatic stunts are performed. Air show regulations require planes to follow a course parallel to the grandstands so that the direction and energy of the planes is never pointed directly at the crowd. In the air races, they say, there is a point, usually just before the home stretch, when planes briefly turn in the direction of spectators. “When you think about the aircraft, in many cases highly modified aircraft, going over 500 mph 50 or 100 feet off the ground in the area of thousands of people, I think common sense would tell you, man, that sounds on its face just very dangerous,” Buzbee said. While some of his clients support continuing the races, others say they feel strongly they should be ended, he said.

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JANET JO BECK TROY — Janet Jo (Zile) Beck, also known as JJ to many of her close Fort Worth friends, was surrounded by her loved ones when she joined her family and friends in heaven, Jan. 7, 2012. She was born to Raymond Sylvester and Almyra Ione Zile, Oct. 11, 1928, of Troy, Ohio. She was married to Jack Curtis Beck whom all preceeded her in death. Loved by her surviving family, Ric and Cheryl, David, Stephen, Tina and Michael Beck. She is also survived by her treasured grandchildren, Danny Beck, Beth Ann (Beck) Mixon, Justin Michael Beck his fiance Lisa Rentz his sister, Heather (Hoefler) Stewart and Nina Snyder, and her loved great-grandchildren, Macy Victoria Ann, Madison Elizabeth Jo, Jaden Newell and Hannah Elizabeth.

She was a member of the class of 1947 Troy High School. She retired from Miami County treasurers office and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Troy Alterian Club and the Troy Senior Citizens Association. Janet was also a volunteer at Stouder Memorial Hospital as well as Upper Valley Medical Center. Most recently a very active member of the HandleyMeadowbrook Senior Citizens Center, Fort Worth, whose membership was her close friends and associates. A celebration of life will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the HandleyMeadowbrook recreation center in Fort Worth and locally at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Friends may express condolences to the family through

NORMAN LEE REED WEBSTER — Norman Lee Reed, 80, of Webster, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at his home. Norman was born in Bloomer on Nov. 14, 1931, to the (late) Walter E. and Ruth C. (Apple) Reed. He was was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a Corporal when he left after three years of service; retired from Conrail Railroad with 20 years of service; worked many years as janitor of Covington AMVETS Post No. 66; was a charter and life member of Covington AMVETS Post No. 66; a life member of AMVETS Sad Sacks; member of Versailles Eagles Aerie No. 2347; member of Versailles VFW; member of Tri Village Memorial Color Guard; and member of Friedens Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, John C. Reed; and sister, Miriam McKenzie. Norman is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Lou (Derr) Reed; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joni and William Thomas Jr. of Bradford, Linda and

John A. Swick of Bradford; four grandchildren, Heather and husband, Wayne Doyle of Sidney, William Lee Thomas of Bradford, Nikkea Swick of Bradford, John Michael Swick of Bradford; six great-grandchildren, Courtney Thorpe, Jordan McClure, Brendan Doyle, Bryce Doyle, ShayLeigh Swick, MaLiha Swick; brother, George Reed of Bradford; sister, Patsy and husband, John Hill of Bradford; sister-in-law, Sharen Selanders of Bradford; brother-in-law, Doyle and wife, Jeannie Derr of Bradford; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford with Pastor Dan Scalf officiating. Military honors to follow funeral service at funeral home. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment of cremains at a later date at Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford. Condolences may be sent to the family at

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Betty L. Smith PIQUA — Betty L. Smith, 81, of Piqua died at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical

Center, Troy. Funeral services will be Wednesday Jan. 11, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

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In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney arrives at a campaign stop at the Music Man Square in Mason City, Iowa. groups, or super political action committees, that are aligned with his rivals and can raise unlimited money probably will be active. The goal is to derail Romney before the make-of-break Florida primary Jan. 31. Rick Santorum, who surged late in Iowa and nearly toppled Romney, has said he doesn’t expect to win New Hampshire, where the former Massachusetts governor holds a strong lead in polls. Santorum has shifted his focus to South Carolina as he tries to become the favored candidate of social conservatives, a potent bloc. Santorum scheduled a quick visit to upstate South Carolina on Sunday to pick up the endorsement of former Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer. Both Santorum and an outside group supporting him are pumping money into the state for TV ads starting Monday after aides said the former Pennsylvania senator

pulled in $2 million in the two days after the Iowa caucuses this past Tuesday. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are looking to revive their weakened candidacies in a state full of evangelical Republicans whose support Santorum also is seeking. Gingrich has a robust campaign organization in South Carolina. Perry has advertised aggressively in the state for weeks. Gingrich has about a dozen paid workers, but polls show he’s fading. He could be helped in the coming days by a $5 million contribution from a Las Vegas billionaire, Sheldon Adelson, to a pro-Gingrich super PAC. Both Gingrich and the outside group have made it known they plan to continue attacking Romney. Gingrich began airing a spot Sunday that calls Romney’s economic plan “timid” and says parts of it are “virtually identical to Obama’s failed policy.”

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California girl who became a nationally recognized face of child cancer with a blog that chronicled her fight against brain tumors has died. Jessica Joy Rees was 12 years old. Jessica’s family announced her death on her Facebook page, stating that her 10-month battle with brain cancer ended Thursday. Tens of thousands of people responded by posting updates to the page in a show of support that includes “likes” and prayers. By Friday afternoon the outpouring surpassed Jessica’s goal to get one “like” for each of the estimated 50,000 American children with cancer. The Orange County seventh-grader, called “Jessie” by family and friends, began her blog and Facebook page


In this April 13, 2011 photo, Jessica Rees, center, and her mother, Stacey Rees, right, are handed posters by Jessica’s first-grade teacher Kim Moore, left. after being diagnosed with research and to pray for an inoperable brain tumor other children with the illin March. A second tumor ness. was discovered in September. While some of her posts discussed her struggles as she underwent radiation and chemotherapy treat- Entered at the post office ments, others urged readers in Troy, Ohio 45373 as in dozens of countries to “Periodical,” postage paid support pediatric cancer


GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The same forces that aligned for Republican Mitt Romney ahead of his narrow victory in Iowa are working in his favor ahead of South Carolina’s pivotal presidential primary. But a lot can happen before the no-holds-barred primary in a state that for decades has picked the eventual Republican nominee. A splintered conservative base is dividing its support among several of Romney’s rivals going into the Jan. 21 contest. The former venture capitalist’s business savvy seems to be resonating with voters in a state with almost 10 percent unemployment, according to recent public polls, internal campaign polling and interviews with South Carolina GOP operatives. So, too, is his argument that he’s best positioned to beat President Barack Obama. A victory Tuesday in New Hampshire would mean that Romney heads into the first Southern contest with momentum from back-to-back successes in the Midwest and Northeast. But the race is certain to get nasty, quickly, in a state known for brass-knuckled politics. “Everyone is going to throw everything they’ve got at him,” said Romney’s senior South Carolina adviser, Warren Tompkins. “Because South Carolina is Armageddon for the rest of them.” South Carolina may offer the last chance for a single conservative challenger to Romney to emerge. Also, independent

dren Aaron and Kate Guittar of Pleasant Hill, Amy and John Faulkner of Great Falls, Mont., Andrew and Deborah Guittar of Burien, Wash., Gretchen Clark of Durham, N.C., Derrick and Stephanie Grove of Piqua, Meg Peters of Milford, Ohio, Alex and Tara Peters of Taylor Mill, Ky.; great- grandchildren Austin and Kennedy Guittar, Elaini and Riley Grove, Elijah Clark, Ella Faulkner, Cooper Peters; brother Marland Lavy of Woodinville, Wash. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan.11, at Jackson-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 10 S. High St, Covington. Pastors Gilbert and Phyllis Welbaum will officiate with interment following at Highland Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Living Word Christian Fellowship, 947 N. Market St., Troy. Online memories may be left for the family at

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Dear Annie: My good friend "Ben" met "Kim" during his first week as a freshman at college. Three weeks later, Ben called to tell me they were getting married in a month. Both of their families were shocked. Ben is usually a sensible guy, but since he met Kim, he has been unpredictable and seems brainwashed. He is hurt when his friends and family tell him that rushing into marriage with someone he barely knows is not a good idea. I resolved to trust Ben's judgment — until I met Kim. She clearly has serious mental and emotional problems. The first day we met, she told me elaborate personal stories from her childhood that clearly were made up. Ben was crazy about Kim when they first met, but now he seems embarrassed, and I'd even characterize his reaction as "trapped." Kim recently announced that she is pregnant, and Ben now feels obligated to marry her. But I don't trust anything she says. Kim clings to Ben 24/7 and controls his life. I suspect he wants to get out of the engagement, but he's a little afraid of her. He won't confide in anyone, but I can tell he's struggling. What can I do? They are both 19, and I'm afraid this girl is going to ruin his life before it starts. — Distraught Best Friend Dear Distraught: This sounds like emotional abuse. The combination of being away from home, starting college and meeting an exciting girl didn't give Ben a chance to catch his breath. If you think he's having second thoughts, please let him know he doesn't need to rush into anything, no matter what the circumstances are. Even if there is a baby, he can fulfill his obligations as a father without marrying a girl who seems unstable. Don't badmouth Kim, but do encourage Ben to talk to a college counselor. Remind him that this is his future and he should take whatever time he needs to get it right. Dear Annie: We live in the same town as my husband's brother, and he frequently stops over for short visits. That's fine, except he makes himself a little too comfortable. During each visit, he opens the fridge or pantry and helps himself to whatever he wants. He even has opened a bottle of wine and poured himself a glass. He never asks whether it's OK with us. If we are eating when he stops by, we always offer to feed him, but I think it's rude that he simply helps himself to whatever he wants without first asking. Am I wrong? How should I handle the situation? — Fed Up Dear Fed Up: It's sweet that your brother-in-law feels so welcome in your home that he raids your refrigerator, but obviously, it's too much, too often. Ask your husband to speak to his brother and explain that you love him, but you are the ones who buy the groceries. Simple consideration requires that he ask before taking anything and occasionally replace whatever he grabs. Dear Annie: I must say you blew it with "Standing My Ground as the Bad Aunt," whose nephew's girlfriend probably stole $170 from them. This young lady should be interrogated about the obvious facts and held accountable. As it stands now, she must feel she got away with it, which will only fuel the fires in her thieving mind. At the very least, she should be aware that everyone knows she is a crook who is not welcome at the scene of her crime. — Lance Dear Lance: Many readers wanted the girlfriend raked over the coals, but the nephew's parents specifically asked that "Bad Aunt" let the theft slide because their son had been seriously ill and they didn't want to upset him. The aunt agreed to this. The opportunity to question the girl has passed, and "Aunt's" choices now are to lock up the valuables or keep the girl, the nephew and the nephew's parents out of their home indefinitely. It's not an easy choice. Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.


















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HOROSCOPE Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 Being determined to get more out of life in the year ahead, you’ll be motivated to make some favorable changes in your daily round. Once you put your mind to it, you’ll come up with several good ideas to refresh your existence. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — To your credit, you’ll establish some meaningful objectives for yourself. By doing so, it’s likely that a number of your substantial targets will be reached. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Go ahead and make the pitch that you’ve had in the back of your mind. You have the ability and expressive knack to capture the imagination and support of others. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Although most people are likely to find unexpectedly shifting conditions somewhat traumatizing, you’re apt to thrive on them. You’ll figure out ways to use them to your advantage. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You should make arrangements to meet with a particular person who is important to your immediate plans. If you don’t go overboard when expressing your needs, he or she can be swayed to your side. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — A substantial portion of your time might be devoted to helping another sort out his or her affairs. Although there’s nothing in it for you, you will benefit from your good deed later on. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Keeping busy will be a very pleasant experience for you. Even if a small disturbance or disruption should occur, your excellent frame of mind will help you handle it masterfully. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — It would be a good idea to tidy up things in places where you see that others have left things dangling. You have a remarkable faculty for organization and order. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You’re entitled to relax and have some fun time, but make sure you have your work done first. If not, mundane activities are likely to eat up most of your day. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be resourceful and enterprising if you’d like to have an especially good day. It can be remarkably rewarding if you give more meaningful endeavors your attention. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Just because others have offered a number of suggestions, don’t hold back your ideas, especially if you think they’re better. If your brainstorms have merit, those involved will feel the thunder. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you get an opening to speak up regarding a debt that is owed you, don’t hesitate to take it. People who are short of cash sometimes ignore their obligations as long as possible. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — In many instances, we are inclined to reflect the verve and mood of our companions, which is likely to be the case for you currently. If you’re around a sullen type, take a powder. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.








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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Monday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2012. There are 357 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, 1972, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, speaking by telephone from the Bahamas to reporters in Hollywood, said a purported autobiography of him by Clifford Irving was a fake. On this date: • In 1788, Connecticut

• In 1913, Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was born in Yorba Linda, Calif. • Today’s Birthdays: Author Judith Krantz is 84. Football Hall-of-Famer Bart Starr is 78. Sportscaster Dick Enberg is 77. Actress K. Callan is 76. Folk singer Joan Baez is 71. Rockabilly singer Roy Head is 71. Rock musician Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) is 68. Singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) is 62.

became the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. • In 1793, Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard, using a hot-air balloon, flew between Philadelphia and Woodbury, N.J. • In 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union, the same day the Star of the West, a merchant vessel bringing reinforcements and supplies to Federal troops at Fort Sumter, S.C., retreated because of artillery fire.

Bus crash in icy Montana kills 2, injures dozens Medical Center, also in Missoula, said 20 passengers were taken there to be treated for various injuries, none critical Those suffering the worst injuries appeared to have been ejected when the bus slid on its side and bounced, breaking out the windows on the driver’s side. Three people were pinned under the bus. Hoffman said the driver was among the seriously injured. He said the estimated speed of the bus was 65 to 70 mph, and that it slid 150 feet when it entered the median, though it’s unclear how long it might have been out of control before that. “When it went on its side, because of the speed involved, it had a bouncing motion,” Hoffman said. “And as it did people were ejected through those windows.” The bus ended up in the median on its side, said Bill Tucker, the fire chief for the Clinton Rural Fire District. Two of the passengers were transported to a hospital by helicopters, and six or eight by ground ambulance, he said. The rest of the survivors, which Tucker described as “walking wounded,” were loaded on a Clinton Elementary School bus and taken to Community Medical Center. The cause of the crash was not yet known, though it is

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believed icy conditions were a factor, Ronan said. The electronic equipment on the bus indicated it was going 65 mph at the time of the crash, he said. The speed limit in the area is 75 mph, but Montana law requires motorists to travel at a speed that is safe for the conditions, and Hoffman said authorities were investigating whether the bus was going too fast. “The law states you must drive to the conditions, and that’s where our investigation is going on this,” said Hoffman. “We have no other indications of another vehicle


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guard, Burke said. “It turned into a sheet of ice,” he said. “That whole section was just super slick. Definitely black ice conditions.” A weak weather band bringing light snow and freezing light rain passed over Missoula early Sunday, National Weather Service meteorologist Marty Whitmore said. The same band passed through Clinton about an hour before the bus crash, though Whitmore said the weather service had not confirmed freezing rain on the ground there.

before Rimrock Trailways took it over last summer, Ronan said. Officials shut down the interstate after multiple other crashes, including a tractor-trailer rollover, said Andy Burke, a firefighter with the Missoula Fire Department. He was unsure of the number of injuries from those crashes. “I don’t know how many total ambulances there were,” he said. “We saw quite a few of them passing us back and forth.” It appears the roadway had become wet and then froze, catching drivers off

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being involved. We think he was simply going too fast for the road conditions. We had one passenger state already that they felt the bus driver was going too fast right before the crash. “We’re pretty sure what happened is the conditions rapidly changed and went from wet to icy.” The bus was headed west from Billings to Missoula. Ronan declined to identify the man other to say that he was a veteran driver who joined the company last spring. The man had driven the same route for Greyhound

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An investigator with the Montana Department of Transportation’s Motor Carrier Division looks at the interior of a Rimrock Stages bus that crashed on any icy stretch of Interstate 90 east of Missoula, near Clinton, Mont., Sunday, killing two passengers and injuring 32 others.

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Maintenance Technician Agrana Fruit US, Inc., the leading supplier of premium ingredients for the Food and Beverage Industries has immediate openings for qualified Maintenance Technicians at our Botkins, OH manufacturing facility. Work for a clean, safe and quality oriented company. Responsibilities will include a variety of plant maintenance, repair and installation operations as assigned and directed by department and plant leadership. Ensure proper operation and operating capabilities of all equipment. Troubleshoot and determine appropriate repairs, replace defective parts as needed and perform scheduled PM’s. Assemble, install, test and inspect machines and equipment. Maintain and complete required maintenance/inventory records of all repairs and materials. High level of engagement in the development of a positive safety culture through knowledge of maintenance practices and applicable safety standards. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience in a maintenance role. Strong Troubleshooting experience in electrical, mechanical and pneumatics. Working knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC ladder logic and controls. Ability to follow electrical/mechanical and pneumatic schematics and drawings. Must be able to work a flexible schedule which may include 12-hour shifts and weekends. Candidates must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

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SEW-Eurodrive, an international leader in the power transmission industry, seeks: 1ST Shift PARTS PULLER (Troy assembly plant)

250 Office/Clerical

270 Sales and Marketing

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1 BEDROOM with Garage Starting at $595 Off Dorset in Troy (937)313-2153

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PIQUA, Large, 2 bedroom, 401 Boone St., downstairs, stove, refrigerator, heat included, $550, (937)418-8912

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 month.


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DOWNTOWN TROY 1 bedroom, stove and refrigerator, $400 monthly, $300 deposit. Tenant pays gas and electric. Washer/dryer hook-up. (937)335-0832 HUBER/ TIPP, New 1 bedroom in country, $500 month includes all utilities, no pets, (937)778-0524.

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2 BEDROOM condo. 1.5 bath, washer/ dryer hookup, private parking/ patio, good area. $575. (937)335-5440

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

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320 Houses for Rent

330 Office Space

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment

570 Lawn and Garden

592 Wanted to Buy

3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 3214 Magnolia. $1000 a month plus deposit. (937)339-1339

DOWNTOWN, TROY Executive Suite. Utilities, kitchenette, included. Nice (937)552-2636

LAWN TRACTOR, Sears, snow blade, cab, chains, weights, 42" mowing deck, $1400. (937)368-2220

3 BEDROOM duplex. 209 Rolling Acres Dr. Tipp City. $700 monthly. No pets. (937)541-9121

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LANE GRADER, 6 Foot King Kutter rear mounted blade, above average condition, always kept inside, $250 obo, (419)233-4310

CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019

3 BEDROOM Ranch, 2 bath, 2.5 car garage, appliances included, located on Willow Glen in Tipp City, (937)335-5223

STORAGE TRAILERS, and buildings with docks. Reasonable rates. (800)278-0617

400 - Real Estate For Sale 425 Houses for Sale

PIQUA, 4 Bedroom, 410 S Main Street, no pets, stove, refrigerator, 2 car garage, $625 (937)418-8912 PIQUA, 520 Miami Street, small 2 bedroom, 1 car garage, central air, $550, (937)418-8912. PIQUA, 923 Falmouth, 3 bedroom, 1 Car garage, stove refrigerator, no pets, $625, (937)418-8912

325 Mobile Homes for Rent NEAR BRADFORD in country 2 bedroom trailer, washer/dryer hookup. $375. (937)417-7111, (937)448-2974

545 Firewood/Fuel SEASONED FIREWOOD $170 per cord. Stacking extra, $135 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

CRIB COMPLETE, cradle, changing table, PackN-Play, basinet, PortaCrib, saucer, walker, car seat,high chair, blankets, clothes, gate, tub good condition (937)339-4233

560 Home Furnishings

COVINGTON RURAL, 8893 Covington-Gettysburg. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 1/2 story. Metro ok, $600 (937)570-7099 PIQUA, 1701 South St., 3 Bedroom, 1 bath, central air, dishwasher, 2 car garage, $675, (937)418-8912

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TROY, 2555 Worthington, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, great room, appliances, 1646 sq ft. $164,000, financing available, also will rent $1,300 per month, (937)239-0320, or (937)239-1864,

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530 Events FISHING Antique Fishing Lure & Tackle Clinic includes FREE identifications, evaluations & appraisals. Jan.17-22 8640 N. Dixie Dr. 45414 Dayton,OH 937-475-7997

FURNITURE 3 piece, matching, couch, loveseat and wingchair. Beige, silky finish upholstery. Sparingly used. No children, not laid on. Excellent condition. $550. (937)492-7464 LIFT CHAIR $400 OBO. Golden Technologies Regal Signature Series Model PR-751 lift chair in Excellent Condition. Purchased in March, 2011 used very little. Features 3 pillow waterfall back with dual open arm construction, foldable tray, storage compartments and full luxury chaise pad. Set of 3 brown cherry matching end tables with a coffee table in very good condition. Will sell set for $100 for all or $30 each. Hide a bed sofa $40. (937)638-1164. LOVESEAT, used, rocking, $40. Used Lane cedar chest $150 (937)552-7236.

KIMBALL ORGAN, Paradise model with all extras, good condition, $150, Computer Hutch, like new, $125, (937)492-5655 METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)451-1566 or (937)214-0861. WALKER folds adjusts with or without wheels, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grabbers, canes wooden and four footed, good condition (937)339-4233

580 Musical Instruments GUITAR, 80’s American Kramer, Pacer deluxe, Seymour Duncan pick ups, original Floyd Rose trem with case, $650, (937)418-1527. UPRIGHT PIANO, free for the hauling. (937) 572-7662

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Miami County winners of Bradford Schools donated 220 pounds of pull tabs.

America Recycles Day was Nov. 15, and 10 Miami and Shelby county schools put a lot of effort into the contest. Almost $700 was raised for the Ronald McDonald House in Dayton. The pull tabs were collected on Nov. 15 and taken to a metal recycler, Urban Elsass in Piqua, to turn in for the check given for donation. That’s almost 1.5 million pull tabs. As a prize for the school with the most pull tabs by weight per student, Russia Schools won for Shelby County and Bradford Schools won in Miami County. The big prize for both of these schools was a visit from Ronald McDonald and McDonald’s gift certificates donated from Scott Family McDonalds. Because of this great response in 2011, the contest will be offered again next year. This event was another Green Gals contest with prizes also from Newspapers in Education, Miami County Sanitary Engineering and Miami Soil & Water Conservation District.

Shelby County winners of Russia Schools donated 151 pounds of pull tabs.

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• BASKETBALL: Tickets are now available in the athletic department office at Troy High School for the Trojans’ Flyin’ to the Hoop game. The Trojans will be playing Hamilton Southeastern High School out of Indiana at 4:45 p.m. Jan. 14 at Fairmont High School’s Trent Arena. General admission tickets at a price of $12 are good for all day on Saturday, featuring six games of national, regional and local talent. Student tickets are $6. • BASEBALL: Officiating classes will begin Jan. 15 at Tippecanoe High School for those interested in becoming a licensed OHSAA baseball or softball umpire. Those interested should call or e-mail instructors Steve Kirby (937) 654-6551 for baseball at and Randy Myers at (937) 667-8070 for softball at After completion of the class participants will be eligible to umpire OHSAA and summer games right away. • BASKETBALL: No Limit Sports is offering men’s competitive (Thursday evening) and men’s corporate (Sunday evening) basketball leagues beginning the second week in January. The cost is $350 per team. Visit or call (937) 3350738 for more information. No Limit Sports is also offering two basketball tournaments: No Limit Sports Tip-Off Classic on Feb. 11-12 for grades 3-6, and No Limit Sports Spring Preview on March 9-11 for grades 3-9. Both tournaments are $250 per team with a three-game guarantee. Visit or call (937) 335-0738 for more information. • FOOTBALL: No Limit Sports is offering 6-on-6 flag football beginning Wednesday. The cost is $300 per team. Visit or call (937) 335-0738 for more information. • SOCCER: No Limit Sports is offering U5 through adult soccer leagues and tournaments beginning the third week of January. Visit or call 937-3350738 for more information. • VOLLEYBALL: No Limit Sports is offering adult coed volleyball leagues beginning Feb. 1. Games will be played on Wednesday evenings. The cost is $225 per team. Visit or call (937) 335-0738 for more information.

Tebow-vertime DENVER (AP) — One of the most storied NFL playoff teams ran into a rejuvenated Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Sorry, Pittsburgh Steelers. The magic is back. Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an electrifying 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime and the Broncos defeated the stunned Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wildcard game on Sunday. Wild doesn’t begin to describe it. The play took 11 seconds and was the quickest ending to an overtime in NFL history. Thomas hauled in a high play-action pass at the Denver

38, stiff-armed Ike Taylor and then outraced Ryan Mundy to the end zone. Tebow, who looked as startled as everyone else, chased down Thomas and knelt on one knee a gesture known far and wide these days as Tebowing. Then he pounded a fist in triumph and took a victory lap. “When I saw him scoring, first of all, I just thought, ‘Thank you, Lord,’” Tebow said. “Then, I was running pretty fast, chasing him Like I can catch up to D.T! Then I just jumped into the stands, first time I’ve done that. That


Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) reacts after throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) for the game-winning touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime of an NFL wild card playoff ■ See BRONCOS on 16 football game Sunday in Denver.

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TODAY Girls Basketball Miami East at Urbana (7:30 p.m.) Southeastern at Bethel (7 p.m.) Troy Christian at Belmont (7:30 p.m.)


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TUESDAY Boys Basketball Troy at Fairmont (7:30 p.m.) Milton-Union at Dixie (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Greenville at Troy (4 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Greenon (4 p.m.) Sidney at Piqua (4:30 p.m.)


Late goal helps DeSales top Trojans at Troy Invite Staff Reports In a back-and-forth war at Hobart Arena, it was DeSales defeating Troy in the third place consolation game of the Troy Invitational, netting the go-ahead goal with 23 seconds left in the third to win, 5-4.

TROY The DeSales goal came just after Troy’s Will Schober tied the game at 4-4, scoring on an assist from Clay Terrill with one minute to go in the game. “We had a breakdown on defense,” Troy coach Larrell Walters said. “We were trying to score so bad, we didn’t focus

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — All the missing pieces — defense and a running game — are aligning at the right time for Eli Manning and the New York Giants. And just in time to play the Packers. After routing the Atlanta Falcons 24-2 Sunday in the NFC wild-card game, the Giants head to Green Bay next weekend, a place where they will need all the help they can muster. Manning carried the Giants (10-7) for much of the season, hoping the defense would get stingy, the pass rush would materialize and the running game would get on track. Now, all of that is happening. “A great mix of run and pass and these guys have a great understanding of what our offense is,” Manning said of the help he’s receiving. “If we can get that run game going like we did in the second half, that opens up a lot of windows.” And if the defense remains impenetrable, watch out. “If we can play defense like that, we will continue to make ourselves heard in this tournament,” coach Tom Coughlin said. Manning punctuated his best pro season by throwing for three touchdowns and scrambling for a 14-yard gain that woke up New York’s offense in its first postseason victory since its Super Bowl upset of undefeated New England four years ago. Next up is as big a challenge: the defending champion Packers (15-1), who won here 38-35 in December. “We know they are a good team,” Manning said. “We played them tough here, did some good things here, we scored some points. We know offensively we are going to have to play strong, score some points.” The team that couldn’t run the ball will be sprinting there, bringing along a defense the Packers actually might fear. Not

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No. 16 Michigan tops Wisconsin Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 17 points and Michigan freshman Trey Burke outplayed Jordan Taylor for most of the game. Burke scored 14 points for the Wolverines (13-3, 3-1 Big Ten), who snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Badgers. Taylor, Wisconsin’s star point guard, was held to 12 points, a majority of which came after Michigan had taken control of the game. See Page 15.

Title game brings closure to long season BY TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The moment was about as stilted as it could get, though Les Miles and Nick Saban certainly knew the routine. They posed stiffly for the photographers, smiles fixed on their faces and the BCS trophy between them, even though

everyone in the room except the BCS bigwigs who crowded into the photo op knew they would both rather be somewhere make that anywhere else. The title game between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama was little more than a day away, 32 hours as Miles kept reminding everyone, yet there was still work to be done. There always is

for football coaches and, mercifully enough, the last public appearance before the game by the two coaching heavyweights was finally over. Mercifully enough, soon the college football season will be, too. It comes to an end in a dome just a short drive down Interstate 10 from Baton Rouge,


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BCS Title ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 That it may not end with a clear national champion isn’t surprising because the system is deeply flawed. Always will be until a team like Oklahoma State or even Boise State has a chance to battle its way through a playoff to get into the title game. The people who run the BCS will tell you otherwise, arguing that the cartel has done more to elevate the college game than Knute Rockne ever did while prowling the sidelines at Notre Dame. They claim interest in the postseason has never been higher, even while they match teams like West Virginia and Clemson and run a system that makes the BCS title game little more than a second SEC championship game.

Fans, though, seem to be catching on. They’re tired of a bloated bowl season, fed up with mismatches dictated not by records but by conference affiliation. They’re voting against the BCS series the only way they know how by staying home and watching something else on television. Bowl attendance was down this season, and that’s not the biggest story. The Rose Bowl had its lowest television ratings in history, Orange Bowl ratings dropped 37 percent from last year, and Sugar Bowl viewership was almost nonexistent. Even the Fiesta Bowl won by Oklahoma State over Stanford in an overtime thriller was the third-least viewed of the past decade. And to cap it all off we get

a title game that feels so yesterday. Not only are LSU and Alabama in the same SEC division, a game between them went into overtime in November without either school scoring a touchdown. It’s a little tough for fans to get excited about a rematch that requires a deep appreciation of defensive line play and the kicking game. It’s on Jan. 9 to boot, long after New Year’s hangovers are forgotten, and more importantly after the NFL playoffs have already begun. The biggest show in college football wasn’t even the biggest show in town over an extended weekend where it seemed every other person was wearing a Drew Brees jersey and the Superdome was rocking as the Saints beat Detroit to open the

playoffs. Maybe that’s why Miles felt the need to hype the game just a bit before posing for photographers. “I expect it to be big boy football,” the LSU coach said. “It will be a game representative of two quality football teams.” That’s a given, considering these are the two best teams in the best football conference there is. This will be the sixth time in a row a SEC team has won the BCS title game, leading some to joke that the only way an SEC team will lose the title game is to play another SEC team. Not hard to see why. The SEC has $5 million a year coaches, and programs that bring in $100 million a year. It has football traditions that run deep into the fabric

of society throughout the South, and it has its way whenever decisions are made in the BCS cartel. It also has athletes that other conferences can only dream about, linebackers with speed who are the size of defensive ends on other teams. “I feel like the players are a little bit more versatile and athletic,” said Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower, who is one of those players. “We don’t find too many guys that weigh 260 pounds that can run a 4.6 or 4.5 in any other conference or guy that weighs 200 pounds that can bench press 500.” Whether that translates into a good football game remains to be seen. Unlike last year, there’s no Cam Newton, no LaMichael

James to stir offensive excitement. The quarterbacks on both sides are suspect, and the fact both teams know each other so well could limit the offense even more. In an era of spread offenses and teams scoring 62 points in a game, this figures to be a throwback to the hard nose defenses of earlier times. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it does tend to turn off the casual fan who tunes in to see touchdown celebrations. Don’t blame Alabama or LSU for that. They play a style, and it’s main the reason they play so often in the title game. Blame the BCS, though, for dragging the whole thing out so long that nothing about this championship game feels special.

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Michigan tops Wisconsin

■ CONTINUED FROM 14 on guarding the net when we should have. “We had a very strong third,” Walters said. We had 13 shots on goal to their five. It was a pretty good game, a game we should have at least tied.” Terrill had two goals in the game, scoring on a powerplay and in the first period on an assist from Grayson Loerke. Sean Clawson had the other goal for Troy, while Brandon Beaty assisted on the score. Eric Wright had 18 stops in goal for Troy.

Findlay won the championship, defeating Olentangy Orage, 3-2. “We wish we could have won, but overall, it was a very successful tournament,” Walters said. “We got nothing but praise from all the coaches. Everybody commented on how great it was to play at Hobart Arena.” Troy plays Thomas Worthington in the Martin Luther King Tournament on Friday at Chiller North in Columbus. The game is slated for a 7:10 p.m. start.

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Blue Jackets fall to Ducks, 7-4 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Perry completed his fourth NHL hat trick by scoring into an empty net in the final minute, Teemu Selanne had two goals, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-4 on Sunday night despite losing goalie Jonas Hiller in the first period. Saku Koivu had a goal and two assists, Andrew Cogliano also scored, and Bobby Ryan and Lubomir

Visnovsky each had two assists. Rick Nash had two goals, and Derick Brassard and Vinny Prospal also scored for the Blue Jackets, who are an NHL-worst 11-25-5 and could have sent Anaheim to the bottom of the standings with a regulation victory. But the Ducks built a 4-1 lead against Steve Mason in the first period after outshooting Columbus 16-8.

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Stricker keeps big lead at Kapalua KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Steve Stricker finished the third round at Kapalua the same way he started with a fiveshot lead. Only it wasn’t that easy. Stricker watched his lead dwindle to a single shot on the back nine Sunday before running off four straight birdies for a 4-under 69 that gave him a big lead going into the final round at the Tournament of Champions.

He was at 19-under 200, five shots clear of defending champion Jonathan Byrd (67), Martin Laird (67) and Webb Simpson, who also had a 69 while playing in the final group with Stricker. Simpson and Byrd each had a putt on the back nine to tie for the lead. Through three rounds, Stricker now is 13-under par on the five closing holes at the Plantation Course.


Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) shoots while defended by Wisconsin guard Jordan Taylor (11) and forward Frank Kaminsky (44) during the first half Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich. State while Jermaine Marshall added 20. Wright State 73, Valparaiso 55 DAYTON — Armond Battle scored 23 points, Julius Mays added 21 and Wright State rallied to beat Valparaiso 73-55 on Sunday. The Raiders (9-9, 4-2 Horizon League) shot 60.9 percent (14 of 23) and

outscored the Crusaders 42-22 in the second half. Valparaiso (10-7, 3-2), which led 33-31 at halftime, took a 35-33 advantage on Ryan Broekhoff’s free throws 1:32 into the second half. The Raiders then went on a 12-2 run to go up 4337 on Battle’s tip-in with 13:53 to play. Wright State never

trailed the rest of the way and stretched its lead to as many as 18 three times. It was the fifth win in six games for Wright State, which lost 63-62 to Butler Friday. Broekhoff led the Crusaders with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Kevin Van Wijk added 13 points as Valparaiso lost its third straight.

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O’Brien meets Nittany Lions STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A smiling Matt McGloin’s eyes lit up when asked about new Penn State coach Bill O’Brien’s star pupil at his other job. After finishing up his duties as the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach of the New England Patriots through the NFL postseason, O’Brien will leave Tom Brady, and join McGloin full-time in Happy Valley. O’Brien’s second day as Penn State’s new leader included a standing ovation after being introduced at a basketball game, and his first meeting with McGloin and his new players. So, it’s now time for McGloin, the Nittany

Lions starting quarterback, to start studying up on film of Brady, the Patriots’ standout signalcaller. “That’s it right there. That’s enough … It couldn’t get any better,” McGloin said Sunday when asked how much it would help to be coached by someone who tutored Brady. What else did McGloin like about the New England offense? “I don’t know, that Brady threw for like 5,000 yards,” McGloin said with a chuckle. That’s 5,235 yards to be exact. And Brady isn’t done. In fact, O’Brien was scheduled to fly back to Massachusetts on Sunday night to help Brady and

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 17 points and Michigan freshman Trey Burke outplayed Jordan Taylor for most of the game. Burke scored 14 points for the Wolverines (13-3, 31 Big Ten), who snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Badgers. Taylor, Wisconsin’s star point guard, was held to 12 points, a majority of which came after Michigan had taken control of the game. The Badgers (12-5, 1-3) have lost three straight. Michigan bounced back from a two-point loss at No. 12 Indiana on Thursday night. The Wolverines began the game on a 10-2 run and led 25-19 at halftime. A threepoint play by Burke in transition made it 43-26. Wisconsin’s Josh Gasser was held to four points. It was Gasser’s banked 3pointer at the buzzer that won the game for Wisconsin in Ann Arbor last season. No. 12 Indiana 88, Penn State 82 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jordan Hulls hit seven of No. 12 Indiana’s seasonhigh 16 3-pointers and the Hoosiers snapped a 16game Big Ten road losing streak with an 88-82 victory over Penn State on Sunday. Hulls, a 6-foot guard, finished with 28 points for Indiana (15-1, 3-1). Down eight points with 1:22 to go, the Nittany Lions (9-8, 1-3) forced two straight turnovers to highlight a late run to get within 84-82 with 21 seconds left on two free throws by Matt Glover. But Matt Roth hit two foul shots and Penn State missed a last-gasp 3. The Hoosiers won a regular-season road conference game for the first time since a 67-61 win at Penn State on Jan. 21, 2010. Tim Frazier finished with 21 points for Penn


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FOOTBALL National Football League Playoff Glance All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Sunday, Jan. 8 New York 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 14 New Orleans at San Francisco, 4:30 p.m. Denver at New England, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Houston at Baltimore, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 4:30 p.m. Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 TBD Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall 20, FIU 10 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 Saturday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Southern Mississippi 24, Nevada 17 Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Missouri 41, North Carolina 24 Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Toledo 42, Air Force 41 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas 21, California 10 Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor 67, Washington 56 Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas BYU 24, Tulsa 21 Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 Music City Bowl At Nashville,Tenn. Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17 Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14 Saturday, Dec. 31 Meinke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22 Sun Bowl At El Paso,Texas Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27, OT Liberty Bowl At Memphis,Tenn. Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Illinois 20, UCLA 14 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Auburn 43, Virginia 24 Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Houston 30, Penn State 14 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. South Carolina 30, Nebraska 13 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Michigan State 33, Georgia 30, 3OT Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida 24, Ohio State 17 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38, OT Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan 23, Virginia Tech 20, OT Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia 70, Clemson 33 Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington,Texas Arkansas 29, Kansas State 16 Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. SMU 28, Pitt 6 Sunday, Jan. 8 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, TBA, (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 28 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Feb. 5 Texas vs. Nation At San Antonio Texas vs. Nation, 2 p.m. (CBSSN)

NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Glance All Times EST Championship Friday, Jan. 7 At Pizza Hut Park Frisco,Texas Sam Houston State (14-0) vs. North Dakota State (13-1), 1 p.m.



HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 39 26 9 4 56116 82 Philadelphia 40 24 12 4 52137121 New Jersey 41 23 16 2 48114117 Pittsburgh 40 21 15 4 46123106 N.Y. Islanders 39 14 19 6 34 91125 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 38 26 11 1 53141 73 Boston Ottawa 43 22 15 6 50135143 41 21 15 5 47133131 Toronto Buffalo 41 18 18 5 41107121 41 16 18 7 39109114 Montreal Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 41 20 13 8 48107115 41 20 16 5 45109119 Winnipeg Washington 39 21 16 2 44116115 Tampa Bay 40 17 20 3 37109136 43 14 22 7 35112146 Carolina WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 41 26 14 1 53134 94 Detroit St. Louis 41 24 12 5 53107 89 42 24 13 5 53134123 Chicago Nashville 41 22 15 4 48111114 Columbus 41 11 25 5 27 99137 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 42 26 13 3 55138102 Minnesota 42 21 15 6 48 96101 43 23 19 1 47114120 Colorado Calgary 43 19 19 5 43103124 Edmonton 41 16 22 3 35111119 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 38 23 11 4 50112 89 40 23 16 1 47112114 Dallas Los Angeles 42 20 15 7 47 88 93 Phoenix 42 20 17 5 45108109 40 12 22 6 30 99133 Anaheim NOTE:Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday's Games Vancouver 4, Boston 3 Philadelphia 3, Ottawa 2, OT Dallas 4, Edmonton 1 Columbus 1, Los Angeles 0 Winnipeg 2, Buffalo 1, OT Toronto 4, Detroit 3 Montreal 3, Tampa Bay 1 New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 4, Colorado 0 Nashville 5, Carolina 2 Phoenix 5, N.Y. Islanders 1 Calgary 3, Minnesota 1 San Jose 5, Washington 2 Sunday's Games Ottawa 6, Philadelphia 4 Detroit 3, Chicago 2, OT Anaheim 7, Columbus 4 Monday's Games Vancouver at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday's Games Winnipeg at Boston, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Phoenix at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Carolina, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Nashville at Colorado, 9 p.m. New Jersey at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L Philadelphia 5 2 .714 — 4 4 .500 1½ New York Boston 4 4 .500 1½ 3 5 .375 2½ Toronto New Jersey 2 7 .222 4 Southeast Division W L Pct GB 8 1 .889 — Miami Orlando 6 3 .667 2 6 3 .667 2 Atlanta Charlotte 2 6 .250 5½ 0 8 .000 7½ Washington Central Division Pct GB W L Chicago 7 2 .778 — 6 2 .750 ½ Indiana Cleveland 4 3 .571 2 Detroit 2 6 .250 4½ Milwaukee 2 6 .250 4½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 6 3 .667 — Dallas 4 5 .444 2 Memphis 3 4 .429 2 Houston 2 6 .250 3½ New Orleans 2 6 .250 3½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 8 2 .800 — Portland 5 2 .714 1½ Denver 6 3 .667 1½ Utah 5 3 .625 2 Minnesota 3 5 .375 4 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 4 2 .667 — L.A. Lakers 5 4 .556 ½ Phoenix 4 4 .500 1 Sacramento 3 6 .333 2½ Golden State 2 6 .250 3 Saturday's Games Atlanta 109, Chicago 94 Indiana 99, Charlotte 77 Miami 101, New Jersey 90 New York 103, Detroit 80 Oklahoma City 98, Houston 95 Philadelphia 97, Toronto 62 San Antonio 121, Denver 117 Dallas 96, New Orleans 81 Utah 88, Golden State 87 L.A. Clippers 92, Milwaukee 86 Sunday's Games Minnesota 93, Washington 72 Orlando 104, Sacramento 97 Oklahoma City 108, San Antonio 96 Phoenix 109, Milwaukee 93 Cleveland at Portland, 9 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday's Games Minnesota at Toronto, 7 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Atlanta at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at New York, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 9 p.m. Tuesday's Games Houston at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

SPORTS ON TV TODAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN — BCS National Championship Game, LSU vs. Alabama, at New Orleans GOLF 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, final round, at Kapalua, Hawaii MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — West Virginia at UConn (Hartford, Conn.) MOTORSPORTS 1:30 a.m. NBCSP — Dakar Rally, Copiapo to Antofagasta, Chile (delayed tape)

TUESDAY MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Georgia at Florida ESPN2 — Louisville at Providence 9 p.m. ESPN — Ohio St. at Illinois MOTORSPORTS 1:30 a.m. NBCSP — Dakar Rally, Antofagasta to Iquique, Chile (delayed tape) NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSP — San Jose at Minnesota

WEDNESDAY MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Syracuse at Villanova 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Texas A&M at Texas MOTORSPORTS 1:30 a.m. NBCSP — Dakar Rally, Iquique to Arica, Chile (delayed tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Dallas at Boston 10:30 p.m. ESPN — Miami at L.A. Clippers NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSP — Pittsburgh at Washington

THURSDAY GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, first round, at Johannesburg (same-day tape) 7 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Sony Open, first round, at Honolulu MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Wisconsin at Purdue ESPN2 — Clemson at Boston College 9 p.m. ESPN — Virginia at Duke ESPN2 — Tennessee at Mississippi St. 10:30 p.m. FSN — Oregon at Arizona St. 11 p.m. ESPN2 — Gonzaga at Saint Mary's (Cal) MOTORSPORTS 1:30 a.m. NBCSP — Dakar Rally, Arica, Chile to Arequipa, Peru (delayed tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — New York at Memphis 10:30 p.m. TNT — Orlando at Golden State SOCCER Noon ESPN2 — MLS, Draft, at Kansas City, Mo. Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. The Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Pts Prv .................................Record 1. Syracuse (60).......15-0 1,618 1 2. Kentucky (5)..........13-1 1,554 3 3. North Carolina......13-2 1,451 5 4. Baylor....................13-0 1,389 6 5. Duke......................12-1 1,354 7 6. Ohio St..................13-2 1,277 2 7. Missouri ................13-0 1,255 8 8. UConn...................12-1 1,199 9 9. Georgetown..........12-1 1,072 12 10. Michigan St.........13-2 992 16 11. Louisville .............12-2 977 4 12. Indiana................13-1 974 13 13. Florida.................11-3 753 10 14. Kansas................10-3 663 17 15. Mississippi St......13-2 644 15 16. Michigan .............12-2 641 18 17. UNLV...................15-2 611 19 18. Wisconsin ...........12-3 506 11 19. Murray St. ...........14-0 454 20 20. Marquette ...........12-2 447 14 21.Virginia ................12-1 292 23 22. Harvard...............12-1 269 24 23. Kansas St...........11-1 229 — 24. San Diego St......12-2 196 25 25. Gonzaga.............11-2 121 — Others receiving votes: Creighton 86, Ohio 28, Stanford 12, Pittsburgh 8, Vanderbilt 8, Xavier 8, Cincinnati 6, New Mexico 6, Purdue 6, Saint Louis 6, Texas A&M 4, Saint Mary's (Cal) 3, California 2, Seton Hall 2, Alabama 1, Wagner 1. USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 1, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: .................................Record Pts Pvs 1. Syracuse (30).......15-0 774 1 2. Kentucky (1)..........13-1 739 3 3. Duke......................12-1 679 5 4. North Carolina......13-2 670 6 5. Baylor....................13-0 638 7 6. Missouri ................13-0 620 8 7. Ohio State.............13-2 593 2 8. Connecticut...........12-1 580 9 9. Georgetown..........12-1 515 12 10. Louisville .............12-2 454 4 11. Michigan State ...13-2 442 17 12. Indiana................13-1 423 15 13. Michigan .............12-2 368 16 14. Florida.................11-3 367 10 15. Kansas................10-3 318 18 16. Mississippi State 13-2 300 14 17. UNLV...................15-2 263 20 18. Murray State.......14-0 236 21 19. Wisconsin ...........12-3 230 11 20. Marquette ...........12-2 196 13 21. Harvard...............12-1 156 23 22. Kansas State......11-1 127 25

125 24 23.Virginia ................12-1 67 19 24. Creighton............11-2 25. San Diego State.12-2 60 NR Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 57; Saint Mary's 17; Vanderbilt 16; Middle Tennessee 9; New Mexico 9; Stanford 7; Pittsburgh 6; Alabama 3; Purdue 3; Seton Hall 3; Saint Louis 2; Southern Mississippi 2; Illinois 1. Top 25 Fared 1. Syracuse (17-0) beat Providence 8773; beat No. 20 Marquette 73-66. 2. Kentucky (15-1) beat UALR 73-51; beat South Carolina 79-64. 3. North Carolina (14-2) beat Boston College 83-60. 4. Baylor (15-0) beat Texas A&M 61-52; beat Texas Tech 73-60. 5. Duke (13-2) lost to Temple 78-73; beat Georgia Tech 81-74. 6. Ohio State (15-2) beat Nebraska 7140; beat Iowa 76-47. 7. Missouri (14-1) beat Oklahoma 8749; lost to No. 23 Kansas State 75-59. 8. UConn (12-3) lost to Seton Hall 7563; lost to Rutgers 67-60. 9. Georgetown (13-1) beat No. 20 Marquette 73-70; lost to West Virginia 7462. 10. Michigan State (14-2) beat No. 18 Wisconsin 63-60, OT. 11. Louisville (13-3) beat St. John's 7358; lost to Notre Dame 67-63, 2OT. 12. Indiana (15-1) beat No. 16 Michigan 73-71; beat Penn State 88-82. 13. Florida (12-4) beat UAB 79-61; lost to Tennessee 67-56. 14. Kansas (12-3) beat No. 23 Kansas State 67-49; beat Oklahoma 72-61. 15. Mississippi State (13-3) lost to Arkansas 98-88. 16. Michigan (13-3) lost to No. 12 Indiana 73-71; beat No. 18 Wisconsin 5941. 17. UNLV (16-2) beat Cal State Bakersfield 89-57. 18. Wisconsin (12-5) lost to No. 10 Michigan State 63-60, OT; lost to No. 16 Michigan 59-41. 19. Murray State (16-0) beat Eastern Kentucky 76-67; beat Austin Peay 87-75. 20. Marquette (12-4) lost to No. 9 Georgetown 73-70; lost to No. 1 Syracuse 73-66. 21.Virginia (14-1) beat LSU 57-52; beat Miami 52-51. 22. Harvard (13-2) lost to Fordham 6054; beat Dartmouth 63-47. 23. Kansas State (12-2) lost to No. 14 Kansas 67-49; beat No. 7 Missouri 75-59. 24. San Diego State (13-2) beat San Diego Christian 83-52. 25. Gonzaga (13-2) beat Pepperdine 73-45; beat Santa Clara 82-60. Women’s Top 25 Fared 1. Baylor (15-0) beat Missouri 90-46; beat Iowa State 57-45. 2. UConn (12-2) beat West Virginia 7960; lost to No. 3 Notre Dame 74-67, OT. 3. Notre Dame (15-1) beat Seton Hall 74-36; beat No. 2 UConn 74-67, OT. 4. Stanford (13-1) beat Oregon 93-70; beat Oregon State 67-60. 5. Maryland (16-0) beat Florida State 91-70; beat Georgia Tech 77-74; beat No. 25 North Carolina 78-72, OT. 6. Tennessee (12-3) beat Chattanooga 90-47; beat No. 16 Georgia 80-51; beat Arkansas 69-38. 7. Duke (12-2) beat Virginia 77-66; beat

Monday, January 9, 2012 Wake Forest 76-58; beat N.C. State 8359. 8. Ohio State (15-1) beat Iowa 84-71; lost to Michigan 73-62. 9. Texas A&M (10-3) lost to Kansas State 71-69, OT; beat Oklahoma 75-58. 10. Rutgers (13-2) beat Syracuse 5544; beat Cincinnati 58-47. 11. Kentucky (14-2) beat Arkansas 8472; beat Mississippi State 88-40. 12. Miami (12-3) lost to No. 25 North Carolina 65-63; beat NC State 78-68. 13. Texas Tech (14-0) beat Oklahoma State 58-53; beat Missouri 69-63. 14. Louisville (13-3) beat Marquette 7053; lost to St. John's 72-64. 15. Georgetown (13-3) lost to No. 20 DePaul 59-50; beat South Florida 66-56. 16. Georgia (13-3) lost to No. 6 Tennessee 80-61; beat Auburn 70-45. 17. Green Bay (13-0) beat Milwaukee 88-53. 18. Purdue (13-3) beat Illinois 64-63; beat Wisconsin 63-52. 19. Nebraska (14-1) beat Indiana 6248; beat Iowa 77-72. 20. DePaul (13-3) beat No. 15 Georgetown 59-50; lost to Providence 6052. 21.Delaware (12-1) beat Towson 74-51; beat George Mason 66-54. 22. Penn State (11-4) beat Wisconsin 82-49; lost to Michigan State 75-65. 23. Texas (10-4) lost to Kansas 72-67; lost to Oklahoma State 70-51. 24. Vanderbilt (13-2) lost to South Carolina 65-55; beat Mississippi 68-52. 25. North Carolina (12-3) beat No. 12 Miami 65-63; beat Virginia 78-73, 2OT; lost to No. 5 Maryland 78-72, OT. Men’s College Basketball Scores Sunday EAST Boston U. 68, Binghamton 49 Drexel 64, VCU 58 Hamilton 70, Colby 62 Hilbert 72, Penn St.-Altoona 66 Indiana 88, Penn St. 82 Iona 100, Marist 76 Keuka 72, Penn St.-Berks 67 La Salle 82, UMass 75 Manhattan 53, Fairfield 51 Princeton 79, College of NJ 68 Rider 72, St. Peter's 58 Siena 72, Niagara 60 Stony Brook 81, Albany (NY) 68 Susquehanna 73, Merchant Marine 72, OT Vermont 72, Hartford 59 Villanova 87, DePaul 71 Yale 101, St. Joseph's (LI) 86 FAR WEST Arizona 57, Southern Cal 46 California 77, Oregon 60 Nebraska-Omaha 81, Johnson & Wales (CO) 68 MIDWEST Bemidji St. 67, Wayne (Neb.) 61 Bethany (Kan.) 76, Sterling 71 Concordia (St.P.) 84, Upper Iowa 73 Detroit 76, Butler 65 Michigan 59, Wisconsin 41 Minn. Duluth 101, Augustana (SD) 99 Minn. St.-Moorhead 81, Northern St. (SD) 74 Minn.-Crookston 56, Mary 53 NW Missouri St. 65, Truman St. 47 Pittsburg St. 75, Emporia St. 68 Purdue 79, Minnesota 66 SW Baptist 68, Fort Hays St. 63 St. Mary (Kan.) 102, Ottawa, Kan. 98 Tabor 75, Bethel (Kan.) 57 Webster 67, Spalding 62 Winona St. 87, St. Cloud St. 77 Wright St. 73, Valparaiso 55 SOUTH Columbia 65, Elon 60 NC State 79, Maryland 74 Women’s College Basketball Scores Sunday EAST Albany (NY) 57, Stony Brook 32 Boston U. 60, Binghamton 48 Drexel 66, Towson 38 Keuka 77, Penn St.-Berks 59 Merchant Marine 66, Susquehanna 61 Old Dominion 73, Northeastern 70 Penn St.-Altoona 51, Hilbert 38 St. John's 72, Louisville 64 Yale 80, Baruch 47 MIDWEST Augustana (SD) 82, Minn. Duluth 72 Bemidji St. 74, Wayne (Neb.) 49 Bethel (Kan.) 68, Tabor 63 E. Michigan 64, N. Illinois 52 Evansville 71, Bradley 59 Fort Hays St. 64, SW Baptist 55 Mary 59, Minn.-Crookston 46 Minn. St. (Moorhead) 72, Northern St. (SD) 62 Nebraska 77, Iowa 72 Northwestern 69, Indiana 61 Ottawa (Kan.) 67, St. Mary (Kan.) 61 Sterling 80, Bethany (Kan.) 50 Toledo 58, Cent. Michigan 53 Upper Iowa 62, Concordia (St.P) 44 W. Michigan 76, Ball St. 64 Washburn 76, Missouri Southern 53 Webster 62, Spalding 53 Wichita St. 65, Creighton 58 Williams Baptist 64, Park 62 Winona St. 58, St. Cloud St. 40 Wisconsin 70, Illinois 67 SOUTHWEST Rice 56, SMU 54 Tennessee 69, Arkansas 38 Texas A&M 75, Oklahoma 58 UTEP 66, Memphis 60 SOUTH Christopher Newport 66, Ferrum 62 Delaware 66, George Mason 54 Duke 83, NC State 59 Florida St. 75, Virginia Tech 40 Georgia 70, Auburn 45 Hofstra 100, William & Mary 97 Houston 56, Southern Miss. 49 James Madison 62, Georgia St. 50 Kentucky 88, Mississippi St. 40 LSU 84, Alabama 40 Marshall 63, Tulsa 45 Maryland 78, North Carolina 72, OT Shenandoah 45, Peace 43 South Carolina 49, Florida 44 Tulane 64, UCF 52 UAB 44, East Carolina 39 VCU 65, UNC Wilmington 53

TRANSACTIONS Sunday’s Sports Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Recalled LW Tomas Kubalik from Springfield (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS_Activated F Tomas Holmstrom from injured reserve. Assigned F Gustav Nyquist to Grand Rapids (AHL). N A S H V I L L E PREDATORS_Reassigned G Jeremy Smith to Milwaukee (AHL). Recalled G Anders Lindback from Milwaukee. PHOENIX COYOTES_Assigned F Patrick O'Sullivan to Portland (AHL). ECHL ELMIRA JACKALS_Assigned G Brian Stewart to Binghamton (AHL).




was fun. Then, got on a knee and thanked the Lord again and tried to celebrate with my teammates and the fans.” Prodded by John Elway to let the ball fly, Tebow acted as if the last three weeks never happened, lifting the Broncos to their first playoff win in six years. Behind Tebow’s 316 yards passing, the Broncos (9-8) are heading to New England for a second-round game against the top-seeded Patriots on Saturday night. And, unlike Elway, who lost his first postseason start to the Steelers at home in 1984 Tebow is 1-0 in the playoffs. “We’re just a fighting team. A lot of resilience,” Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey said. “In any adverse situation, we’ll find a way to get out of it. Everybody says we backed into the playoffs, we’re in. We did something right along the way. We’re in it. We won a game. Now, we’ve got to go try to win another one.” The Steelers (12-5) lost despite Ben Roethlisberger rallying injury-depleted Pittsburgh from a twotouchdown halftime deficit with 10 points in the final 10 minutes. Pittsburgh called tails for the overtime coin toss, and it came up heads. Tebow, who engineered five fourth-quarter comebacks and three OT wins in the regular season, wasted no time in finding Thomas to end the game. Mundy was playing in place of Ryan Clark, the Steelers’ leading tackler who sat this one out because of a blood condition that’s exacerbated at altitude. Clark was one of several Steelers sidelined or injured. Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey was out, replaced by Doug Legursky, who had a bad snap right before halftime that moved Pittsburgh out of field goal range. Thomas raced down the Broncos sideline, sending the crowd, including Elway, the Broncos executive vice president, into a frenzy at Sports Authority Field, which was rocking like the old Mile High Stadium back in the 1990s.


Giants ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 to mention the passing offense led by Manning, who hooked up on a 72yard catch and run by Hakeem Nicks in the third quarter that put away the inept Falcons (10-7). Manning also connected on a 4-yard TD with Nicks in the second period, and a 27-yard TD throw to Mario Manningham in the fourth quarter that finished it off. The Giants’ last postseason trip to frigid Lambeau Field was a 23-20 overtime victory for the NFC championship two weeks before they upset the Patriots. “Cold, I remember that. I remember coach Coughlin’s face. I remember (tackle) David Diehl sweating and it froze on his hair and he had icicles on his hair,” defensive end Justin Tuck said. “And I remember us winning. “Hopefully, we can go back there and do it again.” The tempo in the first playoff game at MetLife Stadium was set by New York’s defense, which never allowed Atlanta to get going, and by the league’s lowest-ranked rushing game, which ran for a season-high 172 yards, 92 by Brandon Jacobs and 63 by Ahmad Bradshaw. The Giants averaged 5.5 yards a carry, 2 yards more than in the regular season. For all of Jacobs’ and Bradshaw’s success, it was Manning’s escape and 14yard dash on third down in the second period that got the Giants rolling. Jacobs soon broke a 34-yard run, and Manning hit Nicks on a post pattern to put the Giants up 7-2.


Moore the final piece