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March 19, 2012 It’s Where You Live!

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Romney wins Puerto Rico GOP campaign continues in Illinois, Louisiana

Case sparks controversy He is accused of the kind of crime that makes people shiver, the killing of families in their own homes under cover of night, the butchery of defenseless children. Under normal circumstances, Americans would dismiss such an act as worthy of only one response: swift and merciless punishment. Not so in the case of Robert Bales at least, not for some Americans. See Page 2.

the GOP frontSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) runner, won all — Mitt Romney scored an over20 delegates to whelming win Sunday in Puerto the national conRico’s Republican presidential privention at stake mary, trouncing chief rival Rick because he got Santorum on the Caribbean more than 50 perisland even as the two rivals cent of the vote. looked ahead to more competitive That padded his contests this week in Illinois and ROMNEY comfortable lead Louisiana. The victory in the U.S. territory over Santorum in the race to was so convincing that Romney, amass 1,144 delegates to clinch

the nomination. Nevertheless, the GOP nomination fight is unlikely to end anytime soon, with Santorum refusing to step aside even though Romney is pulling further ahead in the delegate hunt. As the day began, Santorum claimed he was in contest for the long haul because Romney is a weak front-runner. “This is a primary process

Worming your way out of a dinner invite You may want to think carefully before accepting any dinner invitations at our house in the near future. We were in Florida, see? The two of us on a short excursion to try to remember what the sun looks like. Just a little house on a teeming lake, access to a boat, a loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and a thousand fish.

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INSIDE TODAY Advice ............................9 Calendar.........................3 Classified......................12 Comics .........................10 Deaths ............................7 Leona O. Deeter Steven W. Covault Constance J. Sanders Irene M. Snyder Horoscopes ..................10 Menus.............................7 Opinion ...........................6 Sports...........................15 TV...................................9

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Still up in the air Ohio wind project faces hurdles after court ruling

Ohio overhauls education A state education overhaul aimed at better preparing Ohio students for college will change the way children and schools are evaluated and the curriculum they use. Students should be getting “a diploma worth owning,” but the existing system shortchanges children by asking them to meet minimum standards that don’t necessarily make them college-ready, state Superintendent Stan Heffner said. See Page 7.

where somebody had a huge advantage, huge money advantage, huge advantage of establishment support and he hasn’t been able to close the deal and even come close to closing the deal,” Santorum said. “That tells you that there’s a real flaw there.” Yet, Santorum sidestepped when asked if he would fight Romney on the convention floor if he failed before August to stop the former Massachusetts governor

URBANA (AP) — A wind project that would build at least 54 wind turbines in a southwest Ohio county faces hurdles despite a recent Ohio Supreme Court ruling in its favor. The court this month essentially validated regulators’ approval of the project in Champaign County after some residents contended that a regulatory board wrongly PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. TROTTING ASSOCIATION left details of the project to be decided by staff memTroy native Tony Morgan is one of only four drivers in the U.S. Trotting Association to win 14,000 races. bers. Now the $20 million Buckeye Wind project has to work through issues including taxes and roads before it can move forward, according to a local Next Door newspaper report. If you know someone who The county and should be profiled in our Everpower Renewables, was big stuff for me. I was racing BY DAVID FONG Next Door feature, contact the company in charge of kind of a lame mare, but I still Executive Editor City Editor Melody Vallieu at Buckeye Wind, have not ended up finishing second or third. 440-5265. begun talks on remaining When I turned 14, I was able to get issues, but Everpower says Tony Morgan still remembers his a matinee license and started racing Downs with pacing filly Timmylynn some form of tax abatefirst official harness race — impres- every Sunday.” ment is needed for the in the 15th race. From such humble sive, considering he’s had “Other people are a lot more con- project to continue. beginnings was born one more than 73,000 of them County officials welof the greatest careers in scious of (the milestones) than I am, in the intervening four come the revenue that but it’s nice when you hit them,” harness racing history. decades. Morgan said. “And it’s always nice to could be generated for the He’s since been in more “My first race was (at county, townships and be recognized by your peers. When than 73,000 races and the Miami County school districts, but some people you’re around all the time recently became just the Fairgrounds),” said are concerned about the and have raced your whole life recfourth driver in U.S. Morgan, a Troy native. “I Trotting Association his- ognize you as doing something good, effect on property values was only 13 at the time and the county’s legal and it means a lot.” tory to record his and I wasn’t old enough to financial responsibilities if Morgan comes by his racing tal14,000th win. He is a get a matinee license at the project should fail. ent naturally. He’s a sixth-generaworld champion who was the time. But my grandfa- MORGAN tion harness racer. His father, Eddie Others also say a road named Harness Tracks of ther was able to pull some agreement is needed to Morgan Jr. — who would introduce strings and got them to run an ama- America’s Driver of the Year in protect roads from heavy his young son to friends as “harness 1996, 1997, 2002 and 2006. teur race so I would be eligible. Morgan picked up win No. 14,000 racing’s next world champion driver” equipment traffic during “I had been training and warmconstruction last month in Ohio in front of family ing up horses for years, since I was Buckeye Wind officials and friends, winning at Dover 9, but this was my first race — it • See CHAMPION on Page 2

From humble beginnings

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Former TDN owner dies Kuser considered a ‘pioneer’ Staff Reports

CALIFORNIA — R. George Kuser Jr., longtime owner of Tuesday the Troy Daily News, died Mostly clear Sunday in a California hospiHigh: 80° tal, after a surgical procedure Low: 60° earlier in the week. Kuser, 85, acquired the Complete weather Troy Daily News in 1955 and information on Page 11. operated it for 44 years. Under Home Delivery: his leadership, the paper 335-5634 became a pioneer in computer usage, production quality and Classified Advertising: news coverage. His company (877) 844-8385 eventually also owned a number of newspapers in Ohio, including in Delphos and Port Clinton, as well as the 6 74825 22406 6 Trenton, N.J. Times and the

New Jersey Herald. In 1968, he moved his family to Nairobi, Kenya, where he founded an airline, Wings for Progress. The Kuser family spent five years in Kenya. He also lived and worked in Italy for 30 years and wrote numerous books on a variety of subjects, including his adventures in Africa, Europe and Troy. Kuser, who was inducted into the Troy Hall of Fame in 2011, was president of the Troy Park Board for a term and was a strong advocate for planting trees in downtown Troy. He is survived by his wife,

Mariane, and six children, Clare, Rudolph, Peter, Michael, James and Sarah. One child also preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held this spring. “It was a pleasure growing up as a young reporter and editor working for George,” said Troy resident Joel Walker, who worked for Kuser for 43 years and was then part of an employee group that purchased the Troy Daily News from him. “He was what it was all about for us in those days,” Walker said. “He was far FILE PHOTO ahead of his time in the news- In this undated file photo, former Troy Daily paper business. We did a lot of News owner R. George Kuser Jr. looks over a unique things.” paper fresh off the press.

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Bales case sparks controversy Many willing to cut Afghan shooting suspect some slack By The Associated Press He is accused of the kind of crime that makes people shiver, the killing of families in their own homes under cover of night, the butchery of defenseless children. Under normal circumstances, Americans would dismiss such an act as worthy of only one response: swift and merciless punishment. Not so in the case of Robert Bales at least, not for some Americans. So far, many seem willing to believe that a 10-year U.S. military veteran, worn down by four tours of combat and perhaps suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, simply snapped. That somehow there must be, if not an excuse, at least an explanation. Exactly what set off the Army sergeant accused of massacring 16 civilians in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province is far from clear. But already, organizations and individuals with differing agendas have portrayed Bales as the personification of something that is profoundly broken, and have seized on his case to question the war itself or to argue that the American government is asking too much of its warriors. On the website of Iraq Veterans Against the War, organizer Aaron Hughes declared that Afghan war veterans “believe that this incident is not a case of one ‘bad apple’ but the effect of a continued U.S. military policy of drone strikes, night raids,

and helicopter attacks where Afghan civilians pay the price.” Those veterans, he wrote, “hope that the Kandahar massacre will be a turning point” in the war. “Send a letter BALES to the editor of your local paper condemning the massacre and calling for an end to our occupation in Afghanistan,” Hughes wrote. On March 11, authorities say, Bales, a 38-year-old married father of two from Washington state, stalked through two villages, gunned down civilians and attempted to burn some of the bodies. The dead included nine children. In Lake Tapps, Wash., neighbors knew Bales as a patriot, a friendly guy who loved his wife and kids, and a man who never complained about the sacrifices his country repeatedly asked of him. They find it hard to believe he could be capable of such depravity. “I kind of sympathize for him, being gone, being sent over there four times,” said Beau Britt, who lives across the street. “I can understand he’s probably quite wracked mentally, so I just hope that things are justified in court. I hope it goes OK.”


Paul Wohlberg, who lives next door to the Baleses, said: “I just can’t believe Bob’s the guy who did this. A good guy got put in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Talk like that infuriates Fred Wellman, a retired Army lieutenant colonel from Fredericksburg, Va., who did three tours in Iraq. He said comments like those of Bales’ neighbors and his attorney simply feed into the notion of “the broken veteran.” Wellman does not deny that 10 years of war have severely strained the service. But while others might see Bales as a wounded soul, Wellman sees a man who sneaked off base to commit his alleged crimes, then had the presence of mind to “lawyer up” as soon as he was caught. “That may play well with certain circles of the civilian community, which doesn’t understand our lives,” Wellman said. “But he’s going to be tried by a military court … and chances are three or four of those guys had things happen to them, may have had three or four tours, may have lost people, may have been blown up. And NONE of them snapped and killed 16 people.” He added: “It’s just too easy, and a lot of us, we’re not buying it.” Benjamin Busch, a Marine veteran of two tours of Iraq, wrote last week on the website The Daily Beast that he and his comrades are afraid to admit that Bales “lost his mind in war,” because that “allows for the possibility that any one of us could go insane at any time, and that every veteran poisoned by their combat experience could be on edge for life.”

Champion — who moved to Michigan following his sophomore — won 4,724 races. Tony year at Troy High School Morgan’s first win — which — said he never was prescame in Celina one month sured to get into the sport. shy of his 15th birthday — In fact, he said, his parents came while driving his had other dreams for their mother Sharon’s horse, son. Peachahona. “My parents had aspira“He’s the sixth generations of me going to coltion of his family to be lege,” Morgan said. “And I involved with horses,” the did for a year. Then on elder Morgan said. “I figspring break, I went out to ured that surely he’d learn watch my dad race in something out of six gener- Denver. I ended up racing ations. What he’s done is and won 12-15 races in quite an accomplishment. four or five days. After I’m proud of him.” that, I was finished with While harness racing school. I came back and finwas in his blood, Morgan ished out the year, but my


heart wasn’t really in it. I knew I wanted to race.” The wins would continue to mount for Morgan — with most of them coming after he turned 35. He won 2,000 of his professional races his first 20 years in the sport, with 12,000 wins coming over the past 18 years. He is one of only three drivers to ever win 1,000 or more races in a single year, having captured 1,004 wins in 2006. “The biggest thing was I started using my own race bikes,” Morgan said of his rise to prominence after turning 35. “When I went

to Chicago, every set of stirrups was set (for another driver). He’s about a foot shorter than me and I was never comfortable at all. I started using my own bike in the mid-90s and it was a big turnaround for me. It was like night and day. It just worked out. From then on, everything was just roses, really.” Fitting, really. As he looks backs over a recordsetting career that dates back to his beginnings at the Miami County Fairgrounds, it’s hard not to view things through rose-colored glasses.

from getting the required number of delegates. Romney, in turn, expressed confidence that he’d prevail. “I can’t tell you exactly how the process is going to work,” Romney said. “But I bet I’m going to become the nominee.” Both are aggressively competing in the next two states to vote. Illinois, a more moderate Midwestern state, is seen as more friendly territory for Romney, while Santorum is the favorite in the more conservative Southern state of Louisiana.

Wind • CONTINUED FROM A1 have said numerous conditions set by the Ohio Power Siting Board would protect the public, and that failure of the project is unlikely partly because of increasing demand for electricity. Buckeye Wind spokesman Jason Dagger said new coal or nuclear projects are unlikely and that wind and solar energy sources will be necessary. Some county officials believe the project will generate tax revenue and provide renewable energy, while others say it won’t provide enough money to make up for potential damage to the landscape and property values. Qualifying renewable energy projects could be exempt from paying tangible personal property taxes under legislation passed in 2010. They would be responsible instead for a payment in lieu of taxes to local governments and schools, with local governments and the county’s general fund splitting any revenue generated. “If we don’t get that tax treatment, it would be hard for the project to compete with any project in surrounding states,” Everpower spokesman Michael Speerschneider said.

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Oxford College ATLANTA, Ga. — Troy resident Giles Hinders has been named to the honor list of Oxford College — the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University — for

the 2011 fall semester. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be named to the honor list. Hinders is the son of Rodney Hinders and Laura Hinders.


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• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will have the Trailing Moms Community & Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Calendar Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. CONTACT US The program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots newborn to 5 years of age. Participants can Call Melody socialize, play and exerVallieu at cise during this walk. Be 440-5265 to sure to dress for the weather. For more informalist your free tion, visit the park district’s calendar website at www.miamiitems.You • AUDITIONS SET: can send Troy Civic Theater will your news by e-mail to have auditions for their upcoming production of “Ravenscroft” at 7 p.m. at the Barn in the Park. Casting requirements are four women of ages from 16-50, and one WEDNESDAY man who is middle aged. For more information, call Barbara Lurie at 673-7712. • WACO SPEAKER: The WACO Air • CONSTITUTION CHANGED: The Museum will host Lester Garber at 7 p.m. constitution and by-laws of the American at the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. Legion Unit No. 586, Tipp City, have been County Road 25-A, Troy. His presentation revised, and will be read at the 7 p.m. will be “The Wright Brothers Make a meeting. The revised document will be Lucky Mistake,” based on information read at this meeting and voted on at the from his book entitled “The Wright April 2 meeting. It must receive an affirBrothers and the Birth of Aviation.” This mative vote of two-thirds of the members event is free and open to the public. For present at this meeting minimum in order more information, call (937) 335-9226 or to be adopted. email Civic agendas • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis • Pleasant Hill Board of Public Affairs Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the village at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters council room, 200 W. Walnut St., Road, Troy. Kristy Warren will speak Pleasant Hill. about her PeaceCorp experience in • Milton-Union Board of Education will South Africa. Lunch is $10. For more meet at 7:30 p.m. at the elementary information, contact Kim Riber, vice presschool. ident, at 339-8935. • Monroe Township Board of Trustees • BIBLE STUDY: The Troy Gospel will meet at the Township Building. Tabernacle, corner of Ellis and Long • The Tipp City Council will meet at streets, Troy, offer a Bible study titled 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center. “When the Spirit Moves” by Jim Cymbala. • The Piqua City Commission will The study will be conducted by Pastor meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Erv Holland and wife, Angie, at 6 p.m., • The Troy City Council will meet at 7 and will continue for six weeks. There is p.m. in the meeting room in Council no cost. To attend, call the church at 335Chambers. 7929 so that workbooks will be available • The Staunton Township Trustees will for everyone. meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton • OPEN HOUSE: The Troy campus of Township building. Miami Jacobs Career College will have a • Covington Board of Public Affairs “See Your Future” open house from 3-7 will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water p.m. at the school, 865 W. Market St., Department office located at 123 W. Troy. Refreshments and door prizes also Wright St., Covington. will be offered. Make reservations at 332• The Miami County Educational 8580 or (888) 657-7480 Service Center Governing Board will • DISCOVERING WILDLIFE: Come meet at 5 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield discover all about wildlife rehabilitation Road, Troy. and what you can do to help our wild friends from 2-4 p.m. at Brukner Nature TUESDAY Center. The cost for this hands-on program is $2.50 for BNC members and $5 • EXPLORATION HIKE: The Miami for non-members. Registration and payCounty Park District will have an Adult ment are due by March 19. Nature Walking Club hike at 9 a.m. at Civic agendas Maple Ridge, the entrance to Stillwater • The Elizabeth Township Trustees will Prairie Reserve, 10430 State Route 185, meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, Covington. Join naturalists or a volunteer 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy. leader as they head out to explore • The Covington Board of Education will nature. Walks are not strenuous or fastmeet at 7 p.m. in the Covington Middle paced. Walks are held the first Tuesday School for a regular board meeting. of every month. For more information, • ALZHEIMER’S MEETING: The visit the park district’s website at Miami Valley Troy Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver • EQUINOX CONCERT: Rum River Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. Blend — a group of local performers — at the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 will perform at Brukner Nature Center’s Barnhart Road, Troy. Use the entrance at Equinox Concert at 7 p.m. at the center. the side of the building. During the event, they will perform a blend of traditional bluegrass, folk, THURSDAY gospel and children’s songs. The audience is encouraged to join in on the fun • BASKET BINGO: The ninth annual as spoons, washboards, and various Steve Hamilton Memorial Basket Bingo, other noise making instruments are sponsored by Trojan Insurance Agency, to often passed out to the crowd. benefit the American Cancer Society’s Admission is $5 for BNC members and Relay For Life will begin at 6:30 p.m. at $10 for non-members, refreshments First Place Christian Center, corner of included. Franklin and Cherry streets, Troy. Doors • AUDITIONS SET: Troy Civic Theater and concessions will open at 5:30 p.m. will have auditions for their upcoming Those interested may reserve a table of production of “Ravenscroft” at 7 p.m. at eight for $20 by purchasing the tickets in the Barn in the Park. Casting requireadvance. Tickets can be purchased by ments are four women of ages from 16emailing, ref50, and one man who is middle aged. erence basket bingo, or by calling (937) For more information, call Barbara Lurie 339-2674. at 673-7712. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning dis• GALLERY OPENING: Brukner covery walk for adults will be offered from Nature Center’s Nature Art Gallery will 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, feature photographer Nina Harfmann and 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom her exhibit “Beside Little Pond,” with an Hissong, education coordinator, will guide opening at 8 p.m. at the center. Her work walkers as they experience the seasonal is included on a 2012 Ohio Wildlife changes taking place. Bring binoculars. Legacy stamp. The exhibit, taken over a • PROJECT FEEDERWATCH: Project three-year period and showing a FeederWatch, for adults only, will be sequence of photographs from a vernal offered from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Aullwood. pool, will be available through June 17. Participants are invited to count birds, • ROUNDTABLE MEETING: The drink coffee, eat doughnuts, share stories Stillwater Civil War Roundtable will meet and count more birds. This bird count conat 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural tributes to scientific studies at the Cornell Center. Phil Spaugy, deputy commander Lab of Ornithology. Check out the Cornell of the North-South Skirmish Association web site at for will share some of his personal collection more information. of Civil War weapons. This group has competition shooting all over the country MARCH 23 using actual and replica weapons from the Civil War, including artillery. During • FRIDAY DINNER: The Pleasant Hill the shoots, they dress in period clothing. VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, • CHARITY AUCTION: An Auction for Ludlow Falls, will offer dinner from 6-7:30 Charity, formerly called a quarter auction, p.m. for $7-$8 For more information, call will be held at the American Legion Post (937) 698-6727. 586, Tipp City. 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natural signs that signal that spring has finally arrived. • SUPPORT GROUP: An Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. at Hospice of Miami County, 530 Wayne St., Troy. The group is for anyone dealing with dementia of a loved one. For more information, call (937) 291-3332. Civic agendas • The Newberry Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building, 7835 Ingle Road. • The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy. • Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.





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It’s Fun To Recycle! Recycled Paper Processing Mills Recycled paper processing mills use paper as their feedstock. The recovered paper is combined with water in a large vessel called a pulper that acts like a blender to separate fibers in the paper sheets from each other. The resultant slurry then passes through screens and other separation processes to remove contaminants such as ink, clays, dirt, plastic and metals. The amount of contaminants that are acceptable in the pulp depends upon the type of paper being produced. Mechanical separation equipment includes coarse and fine screens, centrifugal cleaners, and dispersion or kneading units that break apart ink particles. Deinking processes use special systems aided by soaps or surfactants to wash or float ink and other particles away from the fiber. Paper that has been used and treated for use again is recycled paper. Paper from homes, offices, and schools can be collected, sent to special recycling centers, and remade into usable paper. This process can take place over and over. Every year we cut down more trees to meet the world's demand for paper. Recycling will help save trees from being cut down. Activity: Make your own paper from old newspaper. You will need: a blender a whole section of newspaper 2 and a 1/2 single newspaper pages 5 cups (1.2 liters) of water a pan 3 inches (7.6cm) deep a piece of screen to fit inside the pan a measuring cup a flat piece of wood the size of a newspaper's front page wax paper Follow These Steps: 1. Tear the two-and-a-half pages of newspaper into tiny strips. 2. Place the strips in a blender with 5 cups of water. ASK PERMISSION TO USE

THE BLENDER. HAVE AN ADULT SUPERVISE THIS STEP. Cover the blender and blend the newspaper and water. 3. Pour about 1 inch (2.5cm) of water into the pan. Pour the blended paper pulp into the measuring cup. 4. Put the screen into the pan. Pour one cup (240 ml) of pulp over the screen. 5. Spread the pulp evenly in the water with your fingers. 6. Lift the screen and let the water drain off. 7. Open the newspaper section to the middle. Put the newspaper on a waterproof surface. Place wax paper in the center of the newspaper. Place the screen with the pulp on the wax paper. Close the newspaper. 8. Carefully flip over the newspaper section so the screen is on top of the pulp. THIS STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT. 9. Place the board on top of the newspaper and press out extra water. Open the newspaper and take out the screen. Leave the newspaper open and let the pulp dry for at least 24 hours. When your paper pulp is dry, peel it off the wax paper and write on it! Eco-Facts

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Isn't paper just paper? No, As a matter of fact, paper has its own "DNA" makeup kind of like human beings. Corrugated cardboard boxes & brown grocery bags Are made with a high-grade fiber to give them extra strength required for their use. Milk cartons & drink boxes Many people think you can't recycle milk cartons because of their thin plastic lining, but this is easily removed during the recycling process. When they're recycled, a single 1 litre milk carton can be turned into five sheets of high quality office paper - this makes cartons a valuable recycling commodity. Recycling Paper • 75% of each tree that is cut down for paper is not used in a paper product • 98 tons of various resources are required to make one ton of paper • Paper made from recycled paper uses 70% less energy • Recycled paper can be made from three different types of paper; mill broke (paper scrap and trimmings), pre-consumer waste (paper that was discarded before consumer use), and post-consumer waste (paper discarded after consumer use, such as old newspapers.) Recycling one ton of paper would: • Save enough energy to power the average American home for six months. • Save 7,000 gallons of water. • Save 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one metric ton of carbon equivalent (MTCE). Recycling paper... • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that can contribute to climate change by avoiding methane emissions and reducing energy required for a number of paper products • Extends the fiber supply • Saves considerable landfill space • Reduces energy and water consumption • Decreases the need for disposal in a landfill

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Organizing Tips for Young & Old Is organization only for grownups? I get to speak to grown-ups a lot about how to be more organized but the tips I share with them are true and important for anyone, no matter how old you are. What does it mean to be organized? Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying the phrase, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” That phrase simply means that you have assigned a specific place for everything you have (clothes, toys, school supplies) and that when you are finished with an item, you return it to its place. That’s really all there is to being organized! Why is it important to be organized?

Let’s answer that question by asking another question. Would you rather spend your play time looking for what you want to play with or spend it by actually playing with it? I know that I would rather be able to find what I am looking for right away so that I can spend my free time doing what I want – and not be frustrated by not being able to find it. Being organized in school helps you get better grades too because you remember to do your assignments and never forget to turn them in! Organization Solutions for You When I speak to groups, I share with them that to be organized, they need to: 1. Set Boundaries – this is the same as what Benjamin Franklin said. Identify a place for every-

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bin that is completely full of Barbie dolls or Hot Wheels and you get more, you may have to decide which ones are your favorites and which one you can donate to charity so another child can play with them. When your box of school papers is full, you will have to go back through them and decide which ones you really want to save and recycle the rest.

2. Make Decisions – When you run out of room for something, you have to make decision about what to keep and what not to keep. For example, if you have a

3. Start Good Habits – When I speak to grown-ups about organizing, I have to help them break some habits they have that keep them from being organized. Since you are young, you can start now to set boundaries and make decisions which are habits that will last a lifetime!

a futile cause, even though I am still a true believer. The Union must not divide. All men must be free. But for every step that we take forward, the Rebs drive us back that very same step. We have chased the enemy across stony ground and found ourselves running back across that very same ground the next hour in full retreat. I am weary. It is harvest time in Ohio. How I long for home. Ethan

Josh Franklin’s Far Out Family Blog Written by Steven Coburn-Griffis Illustrated by Isaac Schumacher Chapter Nine: Week Nine Because of this blog, I have spent a lot of time learning about America’s Civil War. I think that, at first, the leaders of the Union Army, including President Lincoln, believed that they’d win the war pretty quickly. I mean, the North had more men, more money, more guns and more resources. I think they thought they’d just roll on down and BANG. That didn’t happen. But not only did that not happen, they started to realize that this was going to take a really long time to hash out. Here’s the truth, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: War is expensive, and I mean EXPENSIVE. You ever wonder where paper money came from, at least the paper money we use in the good old U.S. of A.? The Civil War, that’s where. See, it used to be that money was metal: gold and silver and copper. But there’s only so much gold and silver to go around. So this guy, Salmon P. Chase, suggested, “Hey. Why don’t we use paper? We’ve got lots of that.” Okay, so he wasn’t just some guy. He was, as a matter of fact, the Secretary of the Treasury, appointed to the position by the President himself. And he never said anything even remotely like what I just said. But that was the gist of it. And that’s what they did. Funny thing, though. The first American one dollar bills didn’t have a picture of George Washington on them, like they do now. Nope. The guy who’s grinning puss looked out at you from your shiny new paper dollar was none other than Salmon P. Chase. Seems he wanted to be president. And

thing you have. For example, you may find a container that will hold all of your Barbie dolls or Hot Wheel toys. That way, everything you need will be together when you want to play with them. For school papers, you could decorate a large cereal box and store your favorite papers in there. Sometimes though, especially after Christmas or as the school year progresses, you may run out of places for your things. That is when you have to do my next step.

what better way to get people to think kindly of you than to see your face on the money they use to pay bills and buy food. Never happened, though. He was an Ohio governor, Secretary of the Treasury and Chief Justice of the United States, but never president. Enough about Salmon P. Chase. Here’s Uncle Ethan. October 3, 1864 Wilf, It has been nearly two years since I left our home. I am tired of war, of fighting, of bloodshed and killing. I am sick to my very soul with it. I have watched my fellows die, men who have fought beside me and, betimes, saved my very life. I have seen fields, fields not so very different from our own, spoiled with a veritable ocean of blood and I wonder what possible good could ever come from such ground, what wholesome seed could ever take root? I have seen my enemy and, though in the heat of battle wanted nothing more than their life’s blood spilled at my feet, know that they are very much the same as me. I have heard it said that this war pits kin against kindred and I know with all of my heart that it is true. Why, some of those soldiers at whom I aim my rifle are children younger even than I when I enlisted. I am so very much older now. Perhaps not in years, but in living. I have come to fear that this war is

Another Idea for your Favorite School Papers When you are in school, you get to make lots of neat artwork. I know that I have some very special pieces from my kids. Sometimes though, there are just too many to display at one time. Something neat that I did with some of my kids’ artwork was to turn them into placemats. I glued their artwork onto some special paper, sized about 12” x 18”. You could decorate a paper grocery bag for the background or even use recycled wrapping paper. Then I used some contact paper to cover it so it could be wiped off after dinner. I have a special collection of these placemats that we use at Christmas. These placemats would make great gifts for Grandmas and Grandpas and other special people, too! To receive more organizing ideas for home or work, contact Janet Jackson at Organization Solutions, LLC. www.

VOCABULARY WORDS Secretary of the Treasury Chief Justice betimes veritable kin kindred futile weary CHAPTER NINE: QUESTIONS & ACTIVITIES Americans, even President Lincoln, didn’t think the Civil War would last long. The United States is currently involved in two wars. Many people thought that neither would last very long. Check your local newspaper for news about each war. What do the articles say about the current situation in each region? Why do you think the conflicts are still happening? Josh simplified Chase’s reasons for suggesting paper currency. Research more about Samuel Chase. Chase did have some objections to paper bills. Why did he still suggest that Congress approve using the money? Search today’s newspaper for any news about U.S. money. What did you find? Where did you find it?

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Afghanistan is looking more and more like Iraq WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan is not Iraq, U.S. officials have been fond of saying from the first days of Barack Obama’s presidency. The difference, they said, was that one war Obama inherited, in Afghanistan, was worth fighting while the other, in Iraq, was best ended as quickly as possible. Now, Afghanistan has turned into Iraq: an inconclusive slog in which the United States cannot always tell enemy from friend. And like Iraq, Obama has concluded that Afghanistan is best put to rest. Just as he patterned his troop “surge” in Afghanistan on a successful military strategy in Iraq, now Obama is patterning his withdrawal from Afghanistan on the Iraq template as well. Obama and British Prime Minster David Cameron said Wednesday that NATO forces would hand over the lead combat role to Afghanistan forces next year as the U.S. and its allies aim to get out by the end of 2014. It’s a gradual step away from the front lines, while pushing indigenous forces to take greater and greater responsibility. It’s also a gradual lowering of expectations for a country whose internal divisions and customs bewildered the Americans sent to help and where the U.S. national security goals were often poorly understood. “Why is it that poll numbers indicate people are interested in ending the war in Afghanistan?” a contemplative Obama asked during a Rose Garden news conference Wednesday. “It’s because we’ve been there for 10 years, and people get weary.” Obama and Cameron stressed that they will not walk out on Afghanistan, whose uneven military is not up to the task of defending the entire country. But Obama in particular seemed keen to show he does not have a tin ear. Afghanistan is Obama’s war the one he willingly expanded and redefined as a frontal assault on al-Qaida but like Iraq for former President George W. Bush, the Afghanistan war is becoming political baggage. Americans have little enthusiasm for the Afghanistan mission in this election year, and a string of violent or distasteful incidents involving U.S. forces have refocused national attention on whether the war is achieving its goals. The resentment and contempt each side feels for the other appears to have reached some breaking point in Afghanistan, with a rising number of killings of American troops by Afghan recruits this year. The relationship was far from perfect in Iraq, but fratricide was rare by comparison. Six in 10 Americans see the war as not worth its costs, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Sunday but conducted before news emerged of a massacre of Afghan civilians, apparently by a U.S. soldier. Just 35 percent said the war has been worthwhile. More Americans have opposed the war than supported it for nearly two years, but the implications are stark eight months before the presidential election. Opposition to the war is bipartisan, and for the first time the PostABC poll showed more Republicans “strongly” see the war as not worth fighting than say the opposite. “When I came into office there has been drift in the Afghanistan strategy, in part because we had spent a lot of time focusing on Iraq instead,” Obama said, a bit defensively. “Over the last three years we have refocused attention on getting Afghanistan right. Would my preference had been that we started some of that earlier? Absolutely. But that’s not the cards that were dealt.” He claimed his strategy has brought the war around the corner. He was careful not to predict victory, or use any of the traditional language of war. “We’re making progress, and I believe that we’re going to be able to make or achieve our objectives in 2014,” he said.

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP China Daily, Beijing, on Premier Wen’s report on government work: Premier Wen Jiabao’s report on government work to deputies of the national legislature and members of the political advisory body has struck a chord in and out of Beijing’s Great Hall of the People because of its no-nonsense approach. But his modest review of past achievements, some of which are more than praiseworthy on such an occasion, displays the govern-

ment’s awareness of the difficulty of sustaining them. Given Wen’s famous remark that “confidence is more precious than gold” and people’s rising expectations, it is no surprise that his report should seek to inspire confidence in attaining quality growth. The continuously widening coverage of basic medical insurance and social security services, as well as the substantially raised national poverty line, have encouraged higher hopes about what the govern-

ment has to offer. That the national target of gross domestic product growth for 2012 is set at 7.5 percent, the lowest since 2005, is the result of external and internal pressures. But this is in line with the national leadership’s preference for quality growth. And a slowdown would provide the opportunity for addressing the structural contradictions as well as the imbalance, disharmony and unsustainability.

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Worming your way out of a dinner invitation You may want to think carefully before accepting any dinner invitations at our house in the near future. We were in Florida, see? The two of us on a short excursion to try to remember what the sun looks like. Just a little house on a teeming lake, access to a boat, a loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and a thousand fish. The man who promised to love, honor, and bait my hook thought he had died and gone to fishing heaven. Spring training was in the offing and his daily quandary was whether to fish first and then watch baseball or watch baseball and then fish. I only hope he doesn’t have to answer for all this largesse in his next incarnation. Minnows are sold by the pound in Florida and those, thankfully, were stowed in a bucket hanging off the dock. But as anyone worth his depth finder will tell you, a fisherman is only as good as the variety of his bait. So we had worms. Not literally, of course, although the neighborhood sushi bar was a little suspect. Steve bought cartons of worms to offer the fish something in the order of a buffet. I would have hoped it

Marla Boone Troy Daily News Columnist wasn’t so, but apparently worms have to be stored somewhere cool and the only acceptably cool enough place in Florida to which we had access was our refrigerator. Fast forward to the next Sunday. Guests are coming for the day. Steve has decided to make his world-famous meat loaf. I have decided to help by contributing my world-famous stay-the-heck-out-ofthe-cook’s-way. In the rare instance, we do plan ahead. The meat was thawing nicely in the fridge, the potatoes were ready to be baked, Steve was steeling himself to the task with some major-league coffee, and I was still out of the way. The first step to making the meat loaf was to have the meat

stop loafing and become something resembling dinner. Steve opened the fridge and was struck silent. Silence is a rare enough occurrence in our house so as to focus my attention. Then the uncommon stillness was broken by a very bad word. There was just a little more meat in our refrigerator than we had bargained for. Some of the worms, perhaps sensing in their one-celled brains their fate as crappie dinner, had made a break for it. This wasn’t going to end well for someone. What, after all, do refrigerators do besides refrigerate? That’s right. They dehydrate as well. And what, after all, is an earthworm besides about ninety per cent water? So, after the courageous scaling of the side of the carton and the slithering down the side, the potential escapees entered the big wide dark dry world of Kenmore and promptly shriveled into worm popsicles. Around our house, very little stands in the way of dinner. A couple of measly dead worms didn’t even come close to being the disaster necessary to put us off our

feed. Steve scooped the recently departed up and dumped them, with neither ceremony nor further comment, into the kitchen trash can where they lay. Right on top. In full view. I don’t know if our reputation had preceded us or if our guests were preternaturally cautious. It simply cannot be a coincidence that the two couples came into the house and immediately looked at the contents of the wastebasket whereupon they discovered the early remains of several earthworms. Right on top. In full view. Very astutely of us, we choose friends who are as hard to gross out as we are. Worm, schworm. The presence of formerly live bait wasn’t about to spoil a nice afternoon of meat loaf eating and card playing. There seemed to be more of the latter than there was of the former leading to a bummer crop of leftovers for lunch the next day, an invitation to which was universally declined. Wimps.

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VERSAILLES — Leona O. Deeter, 87, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at the Versailles Health Care School District, for his • In fourth grade, the The seventh annual Center. FAIRBORN invention “Benefits-offirst place winner is Jake Miami Valley Invention Leona was used-oil” an energy saving born May 13, Holland a fourth grader Convention — including dents to create and probfrom LT Ball Intermediate device that makes wood 151 students brining their 1924, in Miami lem solve while developing burn slower with repurSchool (Tipp City School solutions to everyday probCounty, Ohio, their inventions. It differs posed oil. District) for his, “Plate in lems for a chance to win to the late Ora from science fairs in that DEETER • Kids Choice Award Place,” an invention that scholarships and prizes — E. and Ethel the focus of the curriculum to Megan Dankworth, the elderly with goes helps was held Saturday at (Jackson) Ingle. is to recognize simple to a fourth grader from LT transporting their plates. Wright State University. Leona is survived by a complex problems that Ball Intermediate School, • In fifth grade, the This year student daughter-in-law, Linda individuals face everyday Tipp City School District, first place winner is Seth inventors proved that Deeter of Versailles; and follow them through for her invention” Cream & grandchildren, Lisa Marks from Valley Forge every solution does not the process of creating Elementary School, Huber Sugar Meltaways” easy to come from a worldKenworthy of Pleasant solutions to them. use condiments for coffee renowned laboratory - but Hill, Theresa and Tom The grand prize award, Heights City School and tea drinkers. District, for his invention may come from an elemen- a $2,500 college scholarArgabright of Piqua and • Chairman’s Choice ”Reel Safe,” a device that tary or middle school stuTodd and Julie Deeter of ship, went to Brennan attaches the fishing pole to Award goes to Logan dent living next door to Versailles; great-grandLarned, a fourth grader Oskey, a fifth grader from you. For the past 19 years from LT Ball Intermediate your wrist. children, Sascha Garn of LT Ball Intermediate • In sixth grade, the more than 1 million Ohio Union City, Ohio, Chanda School, Tipp City School School, Tipp City School first place winners are kids have participated in Robinette of Arkansas, District. Larned invented District, for his invention, The Invention Convention the “Street Sign Lighter,” a Nate Ashcraft, from Pete Argabright of Kuwait creating useful, sometimes solar light for street signs Weisenborn Middle School “Secure-at-Ease,” an organ- of the U.S. Army and and Clare Ashcraft, Grade izer for airport security. crazy and always interest- that lights the way for Ashleigh Deeter of • Teacher of Excellence Versailles; four great3 Rushmore Elelmentary, ing inventions. travelers at night. Award goes to Carmella This year the program First place winners of a Huber Heights School great-grandchildren; District, for their invention Lammers, gifted interven- brother, Donn Ingle of invited all school districts $500 college scholarship also include: ”Fan-Tastic Fire Alarm,” a tion specialist for LT Ball located in Clark, Laura; sisters, Delores • In third grade, the Intermediate School for fan that keeps dust from Champaign, Darke, Hicks of Troy and Vianna first place winner is grades third through fifth, Brown of Los Angeles, settling and causing false Greene, Logan, Miami, Cayleigh Turner from Calif.; brother-in-law, Walt Tipp City School District. alarms. Montgomery, Preble and Clingan of Michigan; sis• In grades seventh and Lammers received a techShelby counties to partici- Rushmore Elementary School, Huber Heights ter-in-law, Miriam Ingle of eighth, the first place win- nology package-up for her pate in the Invention School District, for her Covington; and numerous classroom, Donato’s Pizza ner is Anouar Billel Convention. “Double Rake,” an invennieces and nephews. Hamadi, a seventh grader Party, class trip to COSI Offered free to schools tion that makes raking In addition to her parfrom Horace-Mann Middle and a “Reptile Education in the area, The Invention leaves faster. ents, Leona also is preProgram.” School, Dayton Public Convention inspires stuceded in death by her husband, Emerson J. “Bill” Deeter on Jan. 16,

Larned wins $2,500 college scholarship

COLUMBUS (AP) — A state education overhaul aimed at better preparing Ohio students for college will change the way children and schools are evaluated and the curriculum they use. Students should be getting “a diploma worth owning,” but the existing system shortchanges children by asking them to meet minimum standards that don’t necessarily make them college-ready, state Superintendent Stan Heffner said. Gov. John Kasich and other state leaders want to change that through an overhaul that’s under way and is expected to be finished in several years, and they recognize it could be a bumpy transition, The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday. “We live in a culture where every kid gets a trophy regardless of whether they kick it into the goal or not,” Kasich said. “And then the kid

Parents won’t see as many A’s. This is a far more-rigorous system. — Gov. John Kasich

goes out and gets a job, and then he goes home and says, ‘Mom, I thought I was an A, and the supervisor keeps yelling at me and says I’m not any good.’ There (needs to be) a balance.” Ohio already adopted tougher standards on what students should learn, embracing the use of more nonfiction materials and making it

likely students will learn certain concepts in-depth in one year and build on those in later years. The state also is part of a group of states creating new computer-based exams to replace standardized testing that measures how much students have learned. Next up, Ohio is changing how it grades schools on their performance. Many districts are expected to get lower ratings under the evaluation system slated to start next school year, Heffner said. It will grade schools and districts using a calculation based on factors such as graduation rates, students’ scores on state tests and the performance of certain categories of students, including those with disabilities and those considered economically disadvantaged. “Parents won’t see as many A’s,” Heffner said. “This is a far more-rigorous system.”

MENUS • BETHEL Tuesday —Chicken strips, wheat dinner roll, mixed vegetables, choice of fruit, milk. High school only: Domino’s pizza. Wednesday — Asian chicken, wheat dinner roll, rice, peas and carrots, choice of fruit, milk. Thursday — Spaghetti, wheat dinner roll, salad, choice of fruit, milk. Friday — Bosco cheese filled breadsticks with marinara sauce, green beans, choice of fruit, milk. • BRADFORD SCHOOLS Monday — Chicken mashed potato bowl or chef salad mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit cup, dinner roll and milk. Tuesday — French toast sticks or chef salad, egg cheese omelet, hash browns, assorted fruit juice and milk. Wednesday — Pizza slice or peanut butter and jelly, green beans, fresh fruit and milk. Thursday — Chicken alfredo or chef salad, broccoli, fruit cup, breadstick and milk. Friday — Grilled cheese sandwich or peanut butter and jelly, tomato soup, carrot sticks with dip, fresh fruit and milk. • COVINGTON SCHOOLS Tuesday — Pepperoni pizza or taco pizza, garden salad, peaches and milk. Wednesday — Sausage patties, french toast, hash browns, applesauce and milk. Thursday — Grilled

chicken sandwich, baked potato, pears and milk. Friday — Bosco stick, pizza sauce, carrots and dip, orange and milk. • MIAMI EAST SCHOOLS Tuesday — Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, pears and milk. Wednesday — Soft taco with cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream, granol bar, mandarin oranges and milk. Thursday — Salisbury steak sandwich, corn, pickles, grapes and milk. Friday — Pizza, Doritos, celery with peanut butter, peaches and milk. • MILTON-UNION ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS Tuesday — Spaghetti with meat sauce, Texas toast, salad with ranch dressing, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Hot dog or Coney dog on a bun, french fries, fruit, milk. Thursday — Salad with diced ham, cheese and dressing, whole wheat pretzel, fruit, milk. Friday — Cheese pizza, corn, fruit, milk. • MILTON-UNION HIGH SCHOOL Tuesday — Cheeseburger, french fries, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Chicken quesadilla with salsa, green beans, fruit, milk. Thursday — Peppered chicken strip wrap with lettuce, cheese and sauce, fruit, milk. Friday — Bosco breadstick with sauce, broccoli, mixed fruit, milk.

• NEWTON SCHOOLS Tuesday — Nachos and cheese sauce with taco meat, carrots with dip, Trail Mix and milk. Wednesday — Trio sub (elementary) Subway style sub (high school), green beans, diced peaches, Fritos and milk. Thursday — Steakburger sandwich, tater tots, diced pears and milk. Friday — Stuffed crust pizza, broccoli, applesauce Doritos and milk. • PIQUA SCHOOLS Tuesday — Homemade turkey and noodles, mashed potatoes, California blend, pumpkin custard and milk. Wednesday — Cheese quesadilla, salsa, peas, mixed fruit and milk. Thursday — Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, Goldfish Crackers, tater tots, applesauce and milk. Friday — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli and carrots, pears and milk. • ST. PATRICK Tuesday — Chicken stirfry, rice, mandarin oranges, fortune cookie, milk. Wednesday — Turkey and noodles, mashed potatoes, corn, grapes, milk. Thursday — Ham, green beans and potatoes, cheese stick, butter bread, apple slices, milk. Friday — Pizza, corn, apple crisp, ice cream, milk. • TROY CITY SCHOOLS Tuesday — Chicken

nuggets, dinner roll, mashed potatoes with gravy, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Sausage, mini pancakes, juice, fruit, milk. Thursday — Grilled chicken pattie on wheat bun, steamed broccoli, fruit, milk. Friday — Cheese quesadilla, refried beans, fruit, milk. • TIPP CITY HIGH SCHOOL Tuesday — Cheeseburger on a bun, baked smiley fries, choice of fruit, milk. Wednesday — Taco with lettuce and tomato, choice of fruit, rice pilaf, milk. Thursday — Chili soup with crackers or cheeseburger on a bun, baked potato, choice of fruit, milk. Friday — Cheese pizza, green beans, choice of fruit, milk. • UPPER VALLEY CAREER CENTER Tuesday — Nacho supreme or chicken fajaitas, refried beans, tomato, salsa, assorted fruit and milk. Wednesday — Pizza or quesadilla, side salad, assorted fruit and milk. Thursday — Swiss chicken breast or fish sandwich, whole grain brown and wild rice, steamed broccoli, multi-grain bun or roll and milk. Friday — Loaded potato wedges or baked chicken nuggets and potato wedges, assorted fruit, multi-grain roll and milk.

1980; whom she married Dec. 23, 1939; son, Billy Deeter and a stillborn son, Gary Lee Deeter; brothers, Charles and Scott Ingle; and sisters, Clarabelle Hottle and Elenore Clingan. Leona was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, great-greatgrandmother and homemaker. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Chaplain John Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Darke County Cancer Association. The family would like to say a special thanks to the Versailles Health Care Center, State of the Heart Hospice and Spirit Medical Transport for their special care of Leona. Condolences for the family may be expressed through

STEVEN W. COVAULT COVINGTON — Steven W. Covault, 52 of Covington, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012. Steve was born in Piqua, Ohio, on June 23, 1959. Steve is survived by his wife of 20 years, Mary Ann (Cook) Covault; son and daughter-in-law, Mykal and Angie McEldowney of Greenville, S.C.; daughter, Betsy McEldowney of Conway, S.C.; mother, Carolyn E. Gustin and husband, Edward of Piqua; sister- and brotherin-law, Michelle and Marty Cruea of Piqua; brotherin-law, Warren Colbert of Kettering; niece, April and husband, Len MacQueen of Pa.; nephew, Chris and wife, Shari Colbert of Kettering; aunts and uncles, Diane and Tom Zimpher of Piqua, Janice and Jack Chalk of Piqua, Miriam Smith of Colorado and Doug King of Lima; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Curtiss Covault; grandparents, David and Betty King, Margaret Covault; great grandpar-

ents, Eugene and Thelma Easton; fatherin-law and mother-in-law, Mary and Don Cook; sister-in-law, Judy Colbert; cousin, David Zimpher; and two uncles, Howard Covault and William Smith. He was a graduate of Piqua High School, class of 1979. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Covault was a licensed master plumber and owner/operator of Covault Plumbing, Covington. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Covington; an avid fisherman; and loved NASCAR and the Cleveland Browns. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bridges-StockerFraley Funeral Home, Covington, with the Rev. Stephen Nierman officiating. Interment Highland Cemetery, Covington, with full military honors. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may sent to the family at

CONSTANCE JOAN SANDERS LAURA — Constance Joan Sanders, 80, of Laura, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20,

2012, at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Irene M. Snyder PIQUA — Irene M. Snyder, 91, of Piqua, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Piqua

Manor. Her funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.

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After 50, exercise has major benefits BY JEFF STRICKLER Minneapolis Star Tribune Dick Anderson reached the pinnacle of his rockclimbing endeavors — literally as well as figuratively — 10 years ago when, after 3-1/2 exhausting days of clinging to the side of a sheer cliff, he reached the top of El Capitan, a majestic granite monolith in Yosemite Park that rises nearly three-fourths of a mile straight up. Shortly after finishing that climb, Anderson, then 52, dislocated his right shoulder. Two years later, while trying to come back from surgery on that shoulder, he blew out the left one. His climbing days were over, and the prospect of being relegated to an overstuffed chair in front of a TV pained him as much as his injured shoulders. “I found that I needed to be active to feel complete as a person,� said Anderson, of Minneapolis. But he also found that being active on the other side of 50 often involves embracing new approaches and techniques. And if you’re a lifelong athlete, it can mean coming to grips with the fact that you’re not going to be able to run as fast, hit a golf ball as far or climb rock walls the way you once did. Maintaining fitness as we age takes extra diligence, including more emphasis on stretching, monitoring hydration, focusing on form and strengthening core muscles. Yes, these are the same things we were told to do in our 20s and 30s, but now the trainers really mean it. A 50-year-old body isn’t nearly as forgiving about us ignoring these things as a 20-something body. Anderson decided to appreciate what he still could do rather than mourn the loss of what he couldn’t. “I’m so thrilled to be able to do what I’m doing at



Jill Lile, 54, was a dancer until she injured her toes. Dick Anderson (center), 62, was an avid rock climber until he blew out both shoulders. Rick Goullaud, 67, remains an avid triathlete after coming back from a broken foot. my age that I just let (the disappointment) go,� he said. “For some reason, my shoulders are OK with the motion for cross-country skiing and kayaking, so I do a lot of that.� Keeping physically fit as we age isn’t a pipe dream. A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and published in January in the professional journal Physician and Sportsmedicine found that loss of muscle mass isn’t an inevitable byproduct of aging. “This study contradicts the common observation that muscle mass and strength decline as a function of aging alone,� it says, putting the blame on inactivity. But just keeping active isn’t enough, either, experts say. The key is keeping active in ways that help your body handle the activity. Mia Bremer, fitness manager at the retirement community Friendship Village of Bloomington, Minn., has seen this from both perspectives. “We have clients in their 70s who wouldn’t be having (physical) problems now� if

they had done what they were supposed to when they were in their 50s, she said. And at the same time, “We have clients in their 80s who did it right and are in excellent shape.� Jill Lile was teaching dance at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., when she was sidelined by a toe injury that often afflicts ballet dancers. She not only was forced to redefine her dancing — “I started perfecting my flat-foot technique,� she said — but she segued into a new career as a chiropractor. “I could see the writing on the wall� as far as dancing, said Lile, 54. “I wanted to keep exercising because I like the way I feel when I exercise. I like the benefits of exercising, and I wasn’t ready to pack it up. I realized that there was so much else available. There’s yoga and Pilates and Zumba.� There’s even still dance, including teaching classes at Minnesota Dance Theatre. It’s just not at the same intensity. “After I got surgery on my foot, I tried to work with it the best I could,� she said. “I can do ballet

flat-footed. I just can’t do it all the way. I’ve modified it as best I could. I can still get out and move to the music.� Lile combines her injury experience with her technical knowledge as a chiropractor, although not all of her clients at the Hippocrates Center for Holistic Healing in Minneapolis like what she has to tell them. “A lot of runners are like dancers — when they get hurt, you can’t get them to stop,� she said. “You have to know when to stay down. A lot of injuries become a test of patience.� Returning to action too soon after an injury has become so common that there’s even a term for it now, said Mark Richards, vice president of program development for the Edina, Minn.-based Welcyon Fitness After 50 clubs. “It’s called ‘incomplete rehabilitation syndrome,’ � he said. If you injure, say, a knee, use the other knee to establish “a baseline physiological status,� he said, and don’t return to action until the injured joint has the same strength and range of motion as the

Ways for aging athletes to keep the spring in their step: • Keep things in balance. Balance is a learned skill, “although we tend to forget that,â€? said Mia Bremer, fitness manager at the retirement community Friendship Village of Bloomington, Minn. “As toddlers, we had to learn how to balance, and as we get older, we need to continue to train ourselves.â€? Improper balance can lead to pain in knees, hips and backs. She recommends strengthening the body’s core muscles — basically, the stomach and lower-back muscles — as well as doing balancing exercises, which can start with something as simple as standing on one foot. • Focus on form. Runners often wax poetic about “zoning outâ€? as they pad along their familiar routes, but don’t let inattention destroy your bliss. “Pay attention to the mechanics as you execute movement,â€? said Sarah Hankel, a personal trainer at the Lifetime Fitness club in St. Louis Park, Minn. If you’ve developed bad habits, fixing them requires focus. “It takes 3,000 reps for a muscle to acclimate to a new movement pattern,â€? she said. • Remember the basics. The importance of keeping hydrated increases with age. “Ligaments and tendons need the fluid,â€? said Mark Richards, vice president of program development for the Edina, Minn.-based Welcyon Fitness After 50 clubs. The experts also urge paying heightened attention to nutrition and sleep patterns. • Follow the rules. We’ve all heard the guidelines about starting gradually so our muscles can warm up and then allowing for a cool-down period at the end of an exercise session. Aging bodies need those allowances more than ever. Time is often the villain in this scenario, Hankel said. “If we only have 45 minutes (to work out), there’s an urge to go fast right away to make the most of the time. Be patient.â€? • Stretch it out. Tight muscles and tendons can pull the body out of alignment. “As we get older, the harder it is on the body if we don’t stretch,â€? Bremer said. healthy one. Otherwise, “you’re an injury waiting to happen,â€? he warned. Rick Goullaud, 67, knows how hard it can be to abstain. When he broke his foot in October, the pain was worsened by the disappointment of it happening the weekend before he was going to compete in a triathlon for which he’d spent months training. “It was hard to stop training when you’d been looking forward to something that long,â€? said Goullaud, of Plymouth, Minn. “But I’m back at it now. I train at least five days a week, sometimes seven.â€?

The triathlon’s format forces him to cross-train, rotating among biking, swimming and running. Experts say that mixing activities is a key to exercising as we age. One of the main causes of repetitive stress injuries — as the name indicates — is repetition. “Keep your body guessing,� said Sarah Hankel, a personal trainer at the Lifetime Fitness club in St. Louis Park, Minn. “Stop running every day and bike some days. Or swim. Take yoga. There are lots of alternatives. Injuries tend to occur when monotony sets in.�

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Make one last attempt to mend the family rift Dear Annie: Four years ago, my adult son was divorced and then lost his job. He tried selling his house, but couldn't find a buyer. At the same time, my sister's daughter, also recently divorced, needed a larger house and a better school system for her three teenage children. My sister and I came up with what we thought was a win-win situation: My niece would take over my son's house payments. We hoped she could obtain a mortgage within two years and purchase the house for the balance. My son would make no profit. The only condition was that she maintain the place. After two years, my son was still unemployed, and my niece was unable to qualify for a mortgage. So we let the arrangement continue. We recently learned that my niece moved out without any notification or explanation. We were shocked when we saw that the house had been completely destroyed. We had the property evaluated and were told it would take $25,000 to get it back into saleable condition. With the help of relatives and contractors and more than 500 hours of free labor, the house is now in decent shape. My husband and I (both retired) invested $15,000. I have sent emails and letters to my sister and niece, with absolutely no response. If they won't help repay the money, at least they could offer an explanation and an apology. I finally had a lawyer contact my niece about compensation. She has a decent income and was more than capable of taking care of the house. Our next decision is whether to file a lawsuit. I have tried to restore the family relationship, but apparently, they are not interested. What do I do? — Can't Afford This Dilemma Dear Dilemma: It's disappointing that your niece cannot face up to her responsibility, and that her mother is willing to lose the relationship and be sued in order to allow her daughter to hide. We doubt that forgiving a $15,000 debt will restore your family ties. You will simply be out the money. Please make one last attempt to resolve this before going to court. Can you see your sister in person? Ask to meet at a neutral place to discuss this before it gets completely out of hand. We hope she will agree so the two of you can express your feelings, including how sad you are, and find out whether anything can be done. An apology would go a long way. Dear Annie: Would you please ask your readers to list a charity or medical organization in lieu of flowers in death notices? Too many people send flowers when there is a decline in giving to medical research. At a recent visitation, there were two rooms full of flowers. Within a few hours, flowers die. Please help raise awareness that there are other significant ways to remember the deceased. — Friend of a Young Lung Cancer Victim Dear Friend: We are all in favor of donations to charity and medical research, and we hope family members who place death notices in the newspapers and online will keep this in mind as a way of honoring the deceased. It means a great deal to these organizations to have the financial support. Dear Annie: Thank you for printing the letter from "Saskatoon," who asked whether it was rude to leave the TV on when one has company. We have the same situation with a family member who leaves the TV on all day. Because of this, we have shortened our time with them. Even when we have been invited to stay only for a couple of days, this family member prefers to sit in front of the idiot box. The TV shouldn't be one's best friend to the exclusion of speaking to guests in your home -- including family. — Not Visiting So Much Anymore Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


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Whats the best way to ‘de-gunk’ the dispenser? Dear Heloise: Any hints for keeping the liquid fabric softener dispenser in my washer clean and free of buildup? — Briana, via email That dispenser can get pretty yucky! Here is a really easy hint: Pour some hot water into it and let sit. Once the gunk has loosened, use a bottle brush or other small brush to scrub, then flush with warm tap water. To keep the dispenser clean, partially fill it with water before you put in the fabric softener, or dilute the softener with water. And occasionally pour some hot water into the dispenser and scrub. — Heloise

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can use before the product goes bad (think fruits and vegetables). • Stock up on items so you go less often. — Heloise CURLING IRON Dear Readers: Do you have a buildup of hair spray stuck to your curling iron? It is easy to clean off. Take an old washcloth or terry towel and pour a little rubbing alcohol on it. Rub the towel over an unplugged cold iron to remove the residue. Wipe down with a damp cloth to remove any excess alcohol before using. Good as new! — Heloise A CLEANER FOR ALL Dear Heloise: The glass-

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Cleveland 74° | 55°

Toledo 79° | 56°

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Youngstown 77° | 54°

Mansfield 78° | 55°


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Fronts Cold

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Air Quality Index Good



Main Pollutant: Particulate

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Peak group: Trees

Mold Summary 1,312




Top Mold: Cladosporium Source: Regional Air Pollution Control Agency

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NATIONAL CITIES Temperatures indicate Sunday’s high and overnight low to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Hi Lo Prc Otlk Albany,N.Y. 69 45 Cldy 65 51 Cldy Albuquerque Anchorage 26 08 Cldy Atlanta 84 61 PCldy Atlantic City 65 46 Cldy Baltimore 64 49 Cldy Bismarck 79 41 Clr Boise 41 35 .15PCldy Boston 74 41 Cldy Buffalo 75 52 Cldy Burlington,Vt. 76 51 PCldy Casper 67 35 Clr Charleston,S.C. 83 58 .41PCldy Charleston,W.Va. 75 54 .13PCldy 75 55 .97 Clr Charlotte,N.C. Chicago 81 58 Cldy Cincinnati 79 57 PCldy Cleveland 74 59 1.04PCldy Columbia,S.C. 81 55 PCldy 75 58 1.76PCldy Columbus,Ohio Dallas-Ft Worth 75 68 Rain Dayton 78 60 PCldy Denver 71 43 Cldy Detroit 75 51 PCldy Greensboro,N.C. 68 57 .11 Cldy Honolulu 80 70 MM Clr

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Monday, March 19, the 79th day of 2012. There are 287 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 19, 1962, Bob Dylan’s first album, eponymously titled “Bob Dylan,” was released by Columbia Records. (Of the 13 songs recorded for the album, two were Dylan originals: “Talkin’ New York” and “Song to Woody,” a tribute to Woody Guthrie.) On this date: • In 1687, French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle the first European to navigate

the length of the Mississippi River was murdered by mutineers in present-day Texas. • In 1918, Congress approved Daylight-Saving Time. • In 1945, 724 people were killed when a Japanese dive bomber attacked the carrier USS Franklin off Japan the ship, however, was saved. Adolf Hitler issued his so-called “Nero Decree,” ordering the destruction of German facilities that could fall into Allied hands. • In 1951, Herman Wouk’s World War II novel “The Caine

Mutiny” was first published. • In 1987, televangelist Jim Bakker resigned as chairman of his PTL ministry organization amid a sex and money scandal involving Jessica Hahn, a former church secretary. • In 2003, President George W. Bush ordered the start of war against Iraq. (Because of the time difference, it was early March 20 in Iraq.) • Today’s Birthdays: Actress Ursula Andress is 76. Actress Glenn Close is 65. Actor Bruce Willis is 57. Rappper Bun B is 39.

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17 law enforcement vehicles damaged near Fanshawe College heavily populated by students which has been the site of previous smaller disturbances. District Fire Chief Jim Holmes said fire crews were called to the scene after revelers flipped over a TV news van and set it on fire, but were driven back when some people in the crowd pelted them with rocks and bottles. The vehicle exploded and partygoers fed the street fire with furniture, mattresses, fences, uprooted trees, a large TV set, and even a 20-pound (nine-kilogram) propane tank. Authorities said the crowd continuously threw bricks and beer bottles at police officers and refused to allow fire crews to douse the blaze


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LONDON, Ontario (AP) — Revelers set a large street fire and battled police and fire crews who tried to intervene after St. Patrick’s Day celebrations got out of hand in this Ontario town, authorities said Sunday. Police in London, Ontario, said at least 11 people have been arrested so far, and more arrests were expected as authorities review video of the disturbance and witness statements. At least 17 police vehicles were damaged. No serious injuries were reported. The trouble began Saturday night when a crowd of about 1,000 people, many of whom had been drinking, celebrated in the streets in a district

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• BASKETBALL: The Miami Valley Hawks girls AAU teams are holding tryouts today for grades 9, 10 and 11. For more information, go to • TENNIS: The Troy Tennis Association is now accepting registrations for spring and summer leagues. Contact Max Brown at (937) 689-1938 or go to • SOCCER: The North West Alliance Soccer Club will be hosting the Fazoli’s Festival of Soccer, a threegame round-robin tournament for u8u12 boys and girls players, at Athletes in Action Field in Xenia. Schedules and registration information can be found at • VOLLEYBALL: Troy High School and head volleyball coach Michelle Owen are offering the fifth annual Spring Youth League for girls in grades 3-6, regardless of school attended. The league lasts for eight weeks, begins on Wednesday and the cost is $70 prior to today, $80 after today. Registration forms may be picked up at the high school athletic office or obtained by contacting coach Owen at • SOCCER: Registrations are now being accepted for the Youth Indoor Soccer League held at Hobart Arena. The program is for ages 4-8, begins in early April and runs through mid-May. Register online at on the “Registrations” page. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 339-5145. • SOFTBALL: Registrations are now being taken for the Troy Recreation Department Girls Youth Softball program. This program is for girls currently in grades first through eighth. You may register online at: orms.html. Contact the recreation department at (937) 339-5145 for more information. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at

Keselowski wins Leads a career-best 231 laps at Bristol BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski used Bristol Motor Speedway last fall to cement his spot in NASCAR’s championship race. Back at the track Sunday, Keselowski again made his way to Victory Lane. And he again began to think about a Sprint Cup title. Keselowski led a career-best and race-high 231 laps, then held off Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth on a late restart to

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cruise to his first victory of the season. “What can I say? I love Bristol and Bristol loves me,” said Keselowski, who immediately began taking pictures in Victory Lane to send to Twitter. “The goal at Penske Racing is to win a Sprint Cup championship, and one win certainly doesn’t achieve that, but it’s a great step.” The Chase for the Sprint Cup AP PHOTO championship has a wild-card Brad Keselowski celebrates in victory lane after winning the provisional for the winningest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race on Sunday in Bristol,

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Ohio forward Reggie Keely, right, shoots over South Florida forward Ron Anderson Jr. (1) in the first half of a third-round NCAA tournament game Sunday in Nashville, Tenn.

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Bobcats beat South Florida, headed to Sweet 16 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Walter Offutt and Ohio are moving on in the NCAA tournament. Step aside, VCU. Enjoy your memories, Butler. The Bobcats are well on their way to becoming the mid-major darlings of this March Madness. Offutt scored 21 points, D.J. Cooper had 19 and No. 13 seed Ohio beat South Florida 62-56 on Sunday night to advance to the Midwest Regional semifi-

nals. The Bobcats (29-7), who opened the tournament with an upset against fourth-seeded Michigan, will play No. 1 seed North Carolina in St. Louis on Friday in their first trip to the round of 16 since they lost to the Wolverines in the regional finals in 1964. Ohio trailed by two when Offutt swished a 3-pointer, launching a 10-0 run for the Bobcats. A pair of free throws by

Cooper made it 54-46 with 3:28 left. The Bobcats had a 59-53 lead when Toarlyn Fitzpatrick connected for South Florida’s first 3-pointer of the half. But Cooper went 3 for 4 from the line while the Bulls missed three shots in the final 36 seconds. Victor Rudd Jr. and Anthony Collins scored 13 points apiece and Augustus Gilchrist had 12 for the Bulls (22-14), who were

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PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Luke Donald returned to No. 1 in the world the same way he got there the first time. Donald rallied from a threeshot deficit Sunday at the Transitions with a 5-under 66, then won a four-man playoff on the first extra hole with a shot out of the rough to 6 feet and a birdie putt that curled in the left side of the cup. He gave a big uppercut with his right fist to celebrate the end of a wild day at Innisbrook — and a devastating finish for Ernie Els. Els was among eight players who were tied for the lead at some point in the final round, and he had a one-shot lead going into the closing stretch known as the “Snake Pit” at the Copperhead course. The Big Easy missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the 16th, and then badly missed a 4-foot par putt on the 18th hole that caused him to miss the playoff by one shot. He likely has to win in the next two weeks to avoid missing the Masters for the first time since 1993. He first reached No. 1 in the world by winning a playoff over Lee Westwood at Wentworth last May. This required more work as Donald had to beat Jim Furyk, Robert Garrigus and Bae SangMoon in sudden death. Furyk, who closed with a 69, had an awkward lie just short of the bunker and left himself a 40foot putt. Bae (68) missed his birdie attempt from 18 feet. Garrigus, who birdied the last two holes in regulation for a 64, pounded his tee shot and hit wedge into 7 feet, but he pulled his birdie putt. That set the stage for Donald, who had hit a superb shot from the rough that barely cleared the bunker.

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Florida women hold on to beat OSU Hawks blitz Cavs for 103-87 win The Atlanta Hawks limped into their game Sunday dogged by injuries and illness. Joe Johnson made sure everyone felt better. See Page 18.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — For about a week, Florida guard Jordan Jones listened to the chatter about how Ohio State felt insulted by the selection committee. It was as if the Gators who were playing the Buckeyes in the first round were an afterthought. “All week long we heard Ohio State this, Ohio State that, their guards average this, their post players do that,” Jones said. “I know Ohio State talked a lot about being disrespected, but we

felt disrespected, too. I don’t think anyone knew how good our defense was.” Quick on the perimeter and relentless on the boards, the ninth-seeded Gators were a step ahead of Ohio State from the very start Sunday, beating the eighth-seeded Buckeyes 70-65 in the Des Moines Regional. Florida scored the game’s first nine points and led the entire way. Jennifer George had 16 points and six rebounds and Lanita

Bartley added 15 points to lead Florida to a win in front of a crowd packed with fans of the instate Buckeyes. Tayler Hill scored 23 points for Ohio State, including two late baskets to pull the Buckeyes (257) within two. Florida (20-12) patiently worked the ball inside to George, who went up strong to her left and scored with 45 seconds to play. Emilee Harmon missed at the other end for the Buckeyes. Ohio State star Samantha

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NCAA ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 playing in their third game in five days with a travel day in between. South Florida beat California on Wednesday and Temple on Friday night in the second round. If fatigue was a concern for South Florida, it didn’t show it. The Bulls relied on their stingy defense to limit Ohio to just 30.4 percent shooting in the first half. But while the Bulls managed to keep the Bobcats away from the rim, they couldn’t stop them at the perimeter. Half of Ohio’s second-half buckets were 3s, and the Bobcats finished 9 for 18 from long range. Two of their five treys in the second half came after either a flagrant or technical foul. Rudd was called for the flagrant, and Offutt hit both of his free throws and a 3-pointer that tied it at 31 with 15:52 to play. Jawanza Poland was given the technical after hanging on the rim following a dunk. Nick Kellogg sank both free throws and a 3-pointer that again tied the game, this time at 42 with 9:23 to play. Just over 2 minutes later, the Bobcats put together with the 10-0 run that gave them the lead and control, and the Bulls missed out on a shot at being the only team from the first four games to

the floor in the final minute. Kwamain Mitchell scored 13 and Brian Conklin 11 for Saint Louis, back in the tournament for the first time since 2000. No. 7 Florida 84, No. 15 Norfolk State 50


Xavier's Kenny Frease pulls down a rebound over Lehigh’s Justin Maneri (31) during the second half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game Sunday in Greensboro, N.C. Xavier won 70-58. advance to the Sweet 16. No. 10 Xavier 70, No. 15 Lehigh 58

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Xavier is making a habit of reaching the round of 16. Senior center Kenny Frease scored a careerhigh 25 points to go with 12 rebounds and the Musketeers knocked off upset-minded Lehigh 7058 Sunday night to advance to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years. Lehigh, which stunned No. 2 seed Duke on Friday, was looking to become the first 15 seed to make it to

the tournament’s second weekend. But the 7-foot Frease stood in the way. He dominated in the paint, hitting 11 of 13 shots, and Tu Holloway was his normal productive self with 21 points as 10th-seeded Xavier (2212) moved on to play No. 3 seed Baylor on Friday in the South Regional at Atlanta. No. 1 Mich. State 65, No. 9 St. Louis 61

COLUMBUS — Draymond Green scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and set up Keith Appling’s crucial 3-pointer with 1:34 left, giving topseeded Michigan State a

65-61 win over Saint Louis on Sunday and sending the Spartans to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament. Michigan State will play No. 4 seed Louisville in the West Regional semifinals Thursday in Phoenix. added 19 Appling points for the Spartans (29-7), who had to scrap their way past the ninthseeded Billikens (26-8). Saint Louis controlled the tempo but never got a complete handle on Green, Michigan State’s superb senior. He added six assists and even helped mop up sweat off

OMAHA, Neb. — Kenny Boynton scored 20 points and Florida routed Norfolk State to reach the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. Norfolk State shook up the West Regional when it upset No. 2 seed Missouri 86-84 on Friday and was trying to become the first 15 seed to reach the round of 16. No. 1 UNC 87, No. 8 Creighton 73

GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Henson proved he’s healthy enough to help North Carolina’s latest push for the Final Four. It remains to be seen if Kendall Marshall will be able to help the Tar Heels. Henson had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in his return from a wrist injury, but Marshall broke a bone in his right wrist during the second half of North Carolina’s third-round victory over Creighton. Coach Roy Williams confirmed the injury after the game, and said he would talk to Marshall and his parents about his

status Sunday night. The point guard still finished with 18 points and 11 assists. North Carolina got off to a fast start and built a 15-point lead in the first half, then kept control and pushed the margin to 19 after the break on the way to its second straight double-digit victory in the Midwest Regional. The top-seeded Tar Heels (315) reached the round of 16 for a record 25th time. Doug McDermott scored 20 points for the Bluejays (29-6), who shot 41 percent and couldn’t keep up with the hotshooting Tar Heels. No. 11 NC State 66, No. 3 G-Town 63

Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition by upsetting Georgetown. The Wolfpack (24-12) advance to play the Purdue-Kansas winner on Friday in St. Louis. A lowly 11th seed coming in, they had to survive a furious comeback by the Hoyas (24-9) and only were assured of the win when Jason Clark’s hurried 3-point attempt from the right wing was off the mark at the buzzer. • Cincinnati trailed Florida State 26-25 at the end of the first half. The game was not complete at time of press.

■ Major League Baseball

D-Backs beat Reds, 8-7 GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Young hit two doubles to lead an Arizona Diamondbacks split squad to an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Adam Eaton had a double and triple, driving in three runs for the Diamondbacks. Left-hander Tyler Skaggs, the Diamondbacks top pitching prospect, allowed one run on two hits over three innings. Scott Rolen hit a threerun opposite field home run. The home run was encouraging for Cincinnati. Rolen’s left shoulder is healthy after surgery. He was limited to 65 games last season and hit five home runs in 2011

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after hitting 20 in 2010. Mike Leake allowed a run on two hits and a walk in four innings, his longest outing of the spring. Rolen hit his first home run of the spring off Joe Patterson. Arizona scored seven runs off Clay Zavada and Sam LeCure in the fifth inning. Royals 6, Indians 4 SURPRISE, Ariz. — Eric Hosmer went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Sunday, a win dampened by an elbow injury to closer Joakim Soria. Soria, a two-time AL All-Star, left in the fifth inning with soreness in his

right elbow after retiring only one of the five batters he faced and yielding three runs. Soria, who missed the 2003 season after having Tommy John surgery, has an 18.90 ERA in three appearances, allowing seven runs on 10 hits, a walk and a hit batter in 3 1-3 innings. Indians starter Josh Tomlin took the loss, giving up six runs on 10 hits in four innings. In his past three starts, Tomlin has allowed 24 hits and 17 runs in 10 innings. Lorenzo Cain went 2 for 2, raising his spring average to .517 and scored two runs for Kansas City. Asdrubal Cabrera drove in a pair runs for the Indians with a single in the fifth inning.

tion. Then Keselowski had to decide which lane to choose for the final restart, and his decision to take the outside may have sealed the win. “I knew as long as I could beat him on the first lap, I knew I had a good enough car and I’m a good enough driver to win,” Keselowski said. “Matt didn’t make it easy. That’s his job, to not make it easy on me. He raced me hard; I raced him hard, rubbed a little bit. That’s good racing.” Kenseth settled for second in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford. “He should have started on the bottom, for me; unfortunately he didn’t,” said Kenseth, who also denied jumping the earlier restart. “I knew it was close, but here is the thing: When you get to the second line, they say that the race is on. I knew we took off a little early. … I am waiting for him. … I didn’t even floor it until we got to the start-finish line. I don’t know if he was trying to let me beat him on purpose or what was going on.” Keselowski said judging the restarts was “too subjective” and that a no-call by NASCAR “was the right call.” The three Toyotas from Michael Waltrip Racing capped an impressive day by rounding out the top five

a feat that marked a strong return to racing for Brian Vickers. Martin Truex Jr. led the MWR contingent with a third-place finish and was followed by Bowyer and Vickers, who ran his first race of the season. Out of work since Red Bull Racing closed at the end of last season, Vickers was tabbed last week to run six of the races that MWR driver Mark Martin sits out this season. He had a strong debut race, leading a career-high 125 laps. In 14 previous races at Bristol, Vickers had led only one lap, never finished in the top 10 and ended on the lead lap only four times. “When it’s your only one, you have to make it count,” Vickers said. “This was pretty good and it felt really good when we were out there leading. It would have been awesome to hold onto that, but it’s the first time back so I can’t complain about that. What an organization.” Truex said the showing, and Vickers’ ability to step into an MWR car and post a top-five finish after a layoff, show the strides the organization has made. “Obviously it says a lot about the cars,” Truex said. “I think everybody knows that Brian is a good driver. He’s more than capable. I knew we had great race cars.”

■ Auto Racing


NASCAR ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 driver not otherwise eligible. Keselowski’s win at Bristol last August was his third of the season and gave him the provisional that allowed him to race for the title. Now, just a month into the season, he’s focused on collecting victories. “One win is good; two wins is really good,” Keselowski said. “We need to keep winning races to lock ourselves in the Chase, but heck, I’d rather just go into the Chase in the top spot. If we run like we have the last few weeks, we’ve got as good a shot as anybody else.” Keselowski narrowly escaped an early seven-car accident, worked his way toward the front, then settled in for a tight battle with Kenseth over the final third of the race. Kenseth beat Keselowski on one of their restarts fans complained instantly on Twitter that Kenseth had jumped the start and Keselowski had to run him back down to reclaim the lead. But a late caution when Tony Stewart hit the wall put Keselowski’s win in jeopardy. “I’ve got no clue what to do here,” he radioed crew chief Paul Wolfe, who decided to leave Keselowski on the track and not bring him in to the pits under cau-


BASEBALL Spring Training Glance All Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit Oakland Toronto Boston Seattle Los Angeles Kansas City Minnesota New York Baltimore Chicago Cleveland Tampa Bay Texas NATIONAL LEAGUE

W 12 13 13 9 11 9 9 10 8 5 5 4 4 4

L 1 4 4 4 6 6 7 8 8 7 10 10 10 11

Pct .923 .765 .765 .692 .647 .600 .563 .556 .500 .417 .333 .286 .286 .267

W L Pct San Francisco 11 5 .688 Los Angeles 8 4 .667 Miami 7 6 .538 St. Louis 7 6 .538 Colorado 8 7 .533 Houston 8 7 .533 San Diego 9 8 .529 7 9 .438 Philadelphia Arizona 7 10 .412 7 10 .412 Cincinnati 6 9 .400 Milwaukee 6 9 .400 Pittsburgh 7 11 .389 Chicago 5 8 .385 Washington 5 11 .313 Atlanta 3 11 .214 New York NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Saturday's Games Detroit 10, St. Louis 3 Philadelphia 4, Toronto (ss) 3, 10 innings Atlanta (ss) 5, Toronto (ss) 3 Washington 1, Miami (ss) 1, tie Baltimore (ss) 3, Boston (ss) 3, tie, 10 innings Tampa Bay 2, Pittsburgh 1 Minnesota 5, Miami (ss) 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Houston 3 Atlanta (ss) 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Boston (ss) 7, Baltimore (ss) 4 Chicago White Sox 5, Seattle 0 Oakland (ss) 4, Chicago Cubs (ss) 3 Arizona 8, Texas (ss) 6 San Francisco (ss) 7, Oakland (ss) 2 Cincinnati 9, Cleveland 2 Texas (ss) 12, Chicago Cubs (ss) 7 L.A. Angels 8, Milwaukee 1 Colorado 8, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 6 San Diego 8, Kansas City 5 L.A. Dodgers (ss) 3, San Francisco (ss) 3, tie Sunday's Games Boston 8, Tampa Bay 4 Detroit 11, Washington 7 Minnesota 10, Pittsburgh 0 Toronto 10, Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 2, Baltimore (ss) 2, tie, 10 innings Houston 9, N.Y. Mets 5 St. Louis 4, Miami 2 Chicago Cubs (ss) 3, Texas (ss) 2 Colorado (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., ccd., Rain Texas (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, Ariz., ccd., Rain Chicago White Sox 7, Chicago Cubs (ss) 5, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 1, L.A. Angels 1, tie, 6 innings Kansas City 6, Cleveland 4 Colorado (ss) vs. San Diego (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., ccd., Rain Arizona (ss) 8, Cincinnati 7 San Diego (ss) 5, San Francisco 1 Oakland 11, Arizona (ss) 2 N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Today's Games Detroit vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup-Food City 500 Results Sunday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (5) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 500 laps, 142.8 rating, 48 points, $186,770. 2. (21) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 500, 119.7, 43, $179,821. 3. (15) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 500, 104.4, 41, $147,149. 4. (16) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 500, 107.2, 40, $135,124. 5. (25) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 500, 120.4, 40, $98,535. 6. (33) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 500, 107.3, 38, $139,810. 7. (17) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 500, 93.1, 37, $127,793. 8. (30) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 500, 84.5, 36, $124,351. 9. (22) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 500, 95, 35, $136,596. 10. (11) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 500, 88.7, 34, $102,060. 11. (14) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500, 80.4, 33, $139,546. 12. (3) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 500, 85.9, 32, $132,818. 13. (1) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500, 98.7, 32, $111,085. 14. (23) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 500, 84.6, 30, $140,810. 15. (18) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 500, 102.5, 30, $100,035. 16. (9) Joey Logano, Toyota, 498, 76.9, 28, $99,935. 17. (2) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 498, 94, 28, $132,635. 18. (27) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 498, 67.9, 26, $116,893. 19. (7) Aric Almirola, Ford, 498, 77.1, 25, $127,446. 20. (20) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 498, 69.8, 24, $132,901. 21. (19) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 497, 63.6, 23, $90,010. 22. (32) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 496, 63.4, 22, $97,735. 23. (31) David Ragan, Ford, 496, 55, 21, $105,618. 24. (6) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 496, 64.3, 20, $111,343. 25. (24) Casey Mears, Ford, 496,

58.8, 19, $101,068. 26. (26) David Gilliland, Ford, 496, 55.8, 18, $98,207. 27. (34) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 496, 51.8, 17, $96,510. 28. (36) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 495, 55, 16, $95,860. 29. (29) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 495, 52.7, 15, $111,605. 30. (40) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 493, 38.3, 14, $86,410. 31. (39) Michael McDowell, Ford, 492, 40.9, 13, $84,110. 32. (13) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 423, 35.9, 12, $131,243. 33. (42) Ken Schrader, Ford, 420, 41.4, 11, $91,985. 34. (35) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 417, 49.7, 10, $83,935. 35. (4) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 395, 94.4, 10, $131,921. 36. (12) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 389, 35.3, 8, $111,743. 37. (10) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 366, 44, 7, $91,780. 38. (28) David Stremme, Toyota, accident, 334, 43.7, 6, $83,703. 39. (8) Carl Edwards, Ford, 245, 35, 5, $127,191. 40. (41) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 57, 32.4, 0, $80,875. 41. (43) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, vibration, 26, 31.1, 3, $80,800. 42. (38) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, vibration, 17, 28.1, 0, $80,720. 43. (37) Josh Wise, Ford, rotor, 16, 27.1, 1, $80,289. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 93.037 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 51 minutes, 52 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.714 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 49 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: G.Biffle 1-41; A.Allmendinger 42-95; B.Vickers 96116; D.Earnhardt Jr. 117; B.Vickers 118-216; B.Keselowski 217-254; M.Kenseth 255-256; J.Gordon 257; B.Vickers 258-262; B.Keselowski 263341; D.Earnhardt Jr. 342; B.Keselowski M.Kenseth 347-389; 343-346; B.Keselowski 390-500. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): B.Keselowski, 4 times for 232 laps; B.Vickers, 3 times for 125 laps; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for 54 laps; M.Kenseth, 2 times for 45 laps; G.Biffle, 1 time for 41 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 2 times for 2 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. G.Biffle, 157; 2. K.Harvick, 148; 3. M.Kenseth, 145; 4. M.Truex Jr., 139; 5. D.Hamlin, 137; 6. D.Earnhardt Jr., 137; 7. T.Stewart, 130; 8. C.Bowyer, 126; 9. J.Logano, 126; 10. P.Menard, 123; 11. J.Burton, 120; 12. R.Newman, 118. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L Philadelphia 25 20 .556 — 23 21 .523 1½ Boston New York 21 24 .467 4 Toronto 15 30 .333 10 15 31 .326 10½ New Jersey Southeast Division Pct GB W L 33 11 .750 — Miami Orlando 29 17 .630 5 26 19 .578 7½ Atlanta Washington 10 34 .227 23 7 36 .163 25½ Charlotte Central Division W L Pct GB 37 10 .787 — Chicago 25 18 .581 10 Indiana Milwaukee 20 24 .455 15½ 16 26 .381 18½ Cleveland Detroit 16 29 .356 20 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB 29 14 .674 — San Antonio Memphis 25 18 .581 4 Dallas 26 20 .565 4½ 24 22 .522 6½ Houston New Orleans 11 34 .244 19 Northwest Division Pct GB W L Oklahoma City 33 11 .750 — 25 20 .556 8½ Denver Utah 22 22 .500 11 Minnesota 22 24 .478 12 21 23 .477 12 Portland Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 28 16 .636 — L.A. Clippers 26 18 .591 2 Phoenix 23 22 .511 5½ Golden State 18 24 .429 9 Sacramento 16 29 .356 12½ Saturday's Games L.A. Clippers 95, Houston 91 Charlotte 107, Toronto 103 New York 102, Indiana 88 Chicago 89, Philadelphia 80 New Orleans 102, New Jersey 94 Denver 98, Boston 91 Utah 99, Golden State 92, OT Dallas 106, San Antonio 99 Sunday's Games Atlanta 103, Cleveland 87 L.A. Clippers 87, Detroit 83, OT Sacramento 115, Minnesota 99 Memphis 97, Washington 92 Miami 91, Orlando 81 Phoenix 99, Houston 86 Utah at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Monday's Games Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday's Games L.A. Clippers at Indiana, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 9 p.m. Memphis at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Milwaukee at Portland, 10 p.m. NCAA Tournament Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Tuesday, March 13 Western Kentucky 59, MVSU 58 BYU 78, Iona 72 Wednesday, March 14



SPORTS ON TV TODAY GOLF Noon TGC — Tavistock Cup, first round, at Orlando, Fla. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Preseason, Detroit vs. Philadelphia, at Clearwater, Fla. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — NIT, second round, teams and site TBD 9 p.m. ESPN — NIT, second round, teams and site TBD 11:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NIT, second round, teams and site TBD NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Chicago at Orlando 10:30 p.m. TNT — Dallas at Denver NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers 10 p.m. NBCSN — Anaheim at San Jose SOCCER 3:55 p.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Chelsea at Manchester City WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams TBD, at Bridgeport, Conn.; College Park, Md.; Norfolk, Va.; or West Lafayette, Ind. 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams TBD, at Ames, Iowa; Chicago; College Station, Texas; or Spokane, Wash. Vermont 71, Lamar 59 South Florida 65, California 54 EAST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 15 At The CONSOL Energy Center Pittsburgh Kansas State 70, Southern Mississippi 64 Syracuse 72, UNC Asheville 65 Gonzaga 77, West Virginia 54 Ohio State 78, Loyola (Md.) 59 At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin 73, Montana 49 Vanderbilt 79, Harvard 70 Friday, March 16 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Cincinnati 65, Texas 59 Florida State 66, St. Bonaventure 63 Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The CONSOL Energy Center Pittsburgh Syracuse 75, Kansas State 59 Ohio State 73, Gonzaga 66 At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin 60, Vanderbilt 57 Sunday, March 18 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Florida State (25-9) vs. Cincinnati (24-10), 9:40 p.m. Regional Semifinals At TD Garden Boston Thursday, March 22 Syracuse (33-2) vs. Wisconsin (26-9) Ohio State (29-7) vs. Florida StateCincinnati winner Regional Championship Saturday, March 24 Semifinal winners SOUTH REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 15 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Kentucky 81, Western Kentucky 66 Iowa State 77, UConn 64 At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor 68, South Dakota State 60 Colorado 68, UNLV 64 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. VCU 62, Wichita State 59 Indiana 79, New Mexico State 66 Friday, March 16 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Lehigh 75, Duke 70 Xavier 67, Notre Dame 63 Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Kentucky 87, Iowa State 71 At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor 80, Colorado 63 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Indiana 63 VCU 61 Sunday, March 18 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Lehigh (27-7) vs. Xavier (22-12), 7:40 p.m. Regional Semifinals At The Georgia Dome Atlanta Friday, March 23 Kentucky (34-2) vs. Indiana (27-8) Baylor (29-7) vs. Lehigh-Xavier winner Regional Championship Sunday, March 25 Semifinal winners MIDWEST REGIONAL Second Round Friday, March 16 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Creighton 58, Alabama 57 North Carolina 77, Vermont 58 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio N.C. State 79, San Diego State 65 Georgetown 74, Belmont 59 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Ohio 65, Michigan 60 South Florida 58, Temple 44 At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Purdue 72, Saint Mary's (Calif.) 69 Kansas 65, Detroit 50 Third Round Sunday, March 18 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina 87, Creighton 73 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio N.C. State 66, Georgetown 63 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Ohio 62, South Florida 56 At CenturyLink Center

Omaha, Neb. Kansas (28-6) vs. Purdue (22-12), 8:40 p.m. Regional Semifinals At Edward Jones Dome St. Louis Friday, March 23 North Carolina (31-5) vs. Ohio (29-7) N.C. State (24-12) vs. KansasPurdue winner Regional Championship Sunday, March 25 Semifinal winners WEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 15 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Murray State 58, Colorado State 41 Marquette 88, BYU 68 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Louisville 69, Davidson 62 New Mexico 75, Long Beach State 68 Friday, March 16 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Saint Louis 61, Memphis 54 Michigan State 89, LIU 67 At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Florida 71, Virginia 45 Norfolk State 86, Missouri 84 Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Marquette 62, Murray State 53 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Louisville 59, New Mexico 56 Sunday, March 18 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Michigan State 65, Saint Louis 61 At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Florida 84, Norfolk State 50 Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 22 At US Airways Center Phoenix Michigan State (29-7) vs. Louisville (28-9) Marquette (27-7) vs. Florida (25-10) Regional Championship Saturday, March 24 Semifinal winners FINAL FOUR At The Superdome New Orleans National Semifinals Saturday, March 31 East champion vs. Midwest champion South champion vs. West champion National Championship Monday, April 2 Semifinal winners NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Glance NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Glance All Times EDT DES MOINES REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Allstate Arena Rosemont, Ill. Tennessee 72, UT Martin 49 DePaul 59, BYU 55 Sunday, March 18 At Stroh Center Bowling Green, Ohio Florida 69, Ohio State 65 Baylor 81, UC Santa Barbara 40 At Carmichael Arena Chapel Hill, N.C. Georgetown 61, Fresno State 56 Georgia Tech 76, Sacred Heart 50 At Jack Stephens Center Little Rock, Ark. Delaware 73, UALR 42 Kansas 57, Nebraska 49 Second Round Monday, March 19 At Allstate Arena Rosemont, Ill. DePaul (23-10) vs.Tennessee (25-8), 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 At Stroh Center Bowling Green, Ohio Baylor (35-0) vs. Florida (20-12), TBA At Carmichael Arena Chapel Hill, N.C. Georgetown (23-8) vs. Georgia Tech (25-8), TBA At Jack Stephens Center Little Rock, Ark. Kansas (20-12) vs. Delaware (31-1), TBA Regional Semifinals At Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa Saturday, March 24 Baylor-Florida winner vs. Georgetown-Georgia Tech winner, TBA Kansas-Delaware winner vs. DePaulTennessee winner, TBA

Monday, March 19, 2012 Regional Championship Monday, March 26 Semifinal winners, TBA FRESNO REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Ted Constant Convocation Center Norfolk, Va. West Virginia 68, Texas 55 Stanford 73, Hampton 51 At Mackey Arena West Lafayette, Ind. South Carolina 80, Eastern Michigan 48 Purdue 83, South Dakota State 68 Sunday, March 18 At Lloyd Noble Center Norman, Okla. St. John's 69, Creighton 67 Oklahoma 88, Michigan 67 At Memorial Gymnasium Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt 60, Middle Tennessee 46 Duke 82, Samford 47 Second Round Monday, March 19 At Ted Constant Convocation Center Norfolk, Va. West Virginia (24-9) vs. Stanford (321), 7:15 p.m. At Mackey Arena West Lafayette, Ind. South Carolina (24-9) vs. Purdue (25-8), 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 At Lloyd Noble Center Norman, Okla. St. John's (23-9) vs. Oklahoma (2112), TBA At Memorial Gymnasium Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (23-9) vs. Duke (25-5), TBA Regional Semifinals At Save Mart Center Fresno, Calif. Saturday, March 24 West Virginia-Stanford winner vs. South Carolina-Purdue winner, TBA St. John's-Oklahoma winner vs. Vanderbilt-Duke winner, TBA Regional Championship Monday, March 26 Semifinal winners, TBA RALEIGH REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Reed Arena College Station, Texas Arkansas 72, Dayton 55 Texas A&M 69, Albany (NY) 47 At Comcast Center College Park, Md. Maryland 59, Navy 44 Louisville 67, Michigan State 55 Sunday, March 18 At Joyce Center Notre Dame, Ind. California 84, Iowa 74 Notre Dame 74, Liberty 43 At Donald L. Tucker Center Tallahassee, Fla. Marist 76, Georgia 70 St. Bonaventure 72, Florida Gulf Coast 65, OT Second Round Monday, March 19 At Reed Arena College Station, Texas Arkansas (24-8) vs. Texas A&M (2310), 9:35 p.m. At Comcast Center College Park, Md. Maryland (29-4) vs. Louisville (23-9), 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 At Joyce Center Notre Dame, Ind. California (25-9) vs. Notre Dame (313), TBA At Donald L. Tucker Center Tallahassee, Fla. Marist (26-7) vs. St. Bonaventure (303), TBA Regional Semifinals At PNC Arena Raleigh, N.C. Sunday, March 25 Arkansas-Texas A&M winner vs. Maryland-Louisville winner, TBA California-Notre Dame winner vs. Marist-St. Bonaventure winner, TBA Tuesday, March 27 Regional Championship Semifinal winners, TBA KINGSTON REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, Conn. Kansas State 67, Princeton 64 UConn 83, Prairie View 47 At McCarthey Athletic Center Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga 86, Rutgers 73 Miami 70, Idaho State 42 At Hilton Coliseum Ames, Iowa Kentucky 68, McNeese State 62 Green Bay 71, Iowa State 57 Sunday, March 18 At Maravich Center Baton Rouge, La. Penn State 85, UTEP 77 LSU 64, San Diego State 56 Second Round Monday, March 19 At Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, Conn. Kansas State (20-13) vs. UConn (304), 7:05 p.m. At McCarthey Athletic Center Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga (27-5) vs. Miami (26-5), 9:40 p.m. At Hilton Coliseum Ames, Iowa Kentucky (26-6) vs. Green Bay (311), 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 At Maravich Center Baton Rouge, La. Penn State (25-6) vs. LSU (23-10), TBA Regional Semifinals At The Ryan Center Kingston, R.I. Sunday, March 25 Kansas State-UConn winner vs. Penn State-LSU winner, TBA Gonzaga-Miami winner vs. KentuckyGreen Bay winner, TBA Regional Championship Tuesday, March 27 Semifinal winners, TBA FINAL FOUR At Pepsi Center Denver National Semifinals Sunday, April 1 Des Moines champion vs. Fresno champion, TBA Raleigh champion vs. Kingston champion, TBA National Championship Tuesday, April 3 Semifinal winners, TBA National Invitation Tournament Glance All Times EDT


First Round UMass 101, Mississippi State 96, 2OT Seton Hall 63, Stony Brook 61 Iowa 84, Dayton 75 Tennessee 65, Savannah State 51 Northwestern 76, Akron 74 Middle Tennessee 86, Marshall 78 Oregon 96, LSU 76 Washington 82, Texas-Arlington 72 Stanford 76, Cleveland State 65 Minnesota 70, La Salle 61 Drexel 81, UCF 56 Northern Iowa 67, Saint Joseph's 65 Miami 66, Valparaiso 50 Bucknell 65, Arizona 54 Nevada 68, Oral Roberts 59 Illinois State 96, Mississippi 93, OT Second Round Friday, March 16 Washington 76, Northwestern 55 Saturday, March 17 UMass 77, Seton Hall 67 Sunday, March 18 Sunday, March 18 Drexel 65, Northern Iowa 63 Nevada 75, Bucknell 67 Oregon 108, Iowa 97 Monday, March 19 Middle Tennessee (26-6) at Tennessee (19-14), 7 p.m. Minnesota (20-14) at Miami (20-12), 9 p.m. Stanford (22-11) vs. Illinois State (2113), 11:30 p.m.

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 71 44 20 7 95195158 Pittsburgh 71 44 21 6 94231180 Philadelphia 72 42 22 8 92231204 New Jersey 72 41 26 5 87198187 N.Y. Islanders 72 29 32 11 69169216 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 71 41 27 3 85228178 73 37 26 10 84221213 Ottawa Buffalo 72 33 29 10 76180204 72 32 32 8 72208219 Toronto Montreal 73 28 32 13 69191203 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 71 35 23 13 83180197 Florida Washington 72 36 30 6 78193205 72 34 30 8 76192203 Winnipeg Carolina 73 29 29 15 73194217 Tampa Bay 71 32 32 7 71199240 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-St. Louis 73 46 19 8 100189142 72 42 22 8 92206186 Nashville 72 44 24 4 92221174 Detroit 73 40 25 8 88222212 Chicago Columbus 72 23 42 7 53166231 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 71 43 20 8 94223180 74 39 30 5 83194195 Colorado 73 34 26 13 81182199 Calgary Minnesota 71 29 32 10 68153199 Edmonton 72 28 36 8 64190213 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 72 39 28 5 83189192 Dallas 73 36 26 11 83191188 Phoenix 71 36 25 10 82194181 San Jose Los Angeles 72 35 25 12 82167158 73 30 32 11 71180203 Anaheim NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday's Games Columbus 2, Calgary 1, SO Phoenix 3, Edmonton 2, SO Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Chicago 5, Washington 2 Nashville 3, Anaheim 1 Carolina 4, Winnipeg 3 Today's Games Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m.

GOLF Transitions Championship Scores Sunday At Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course) Palm Harbor, Fla. Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,340; Par: 71 Final Round (x-won on first playoff hole) x-L. Donald (500), $990,000.67-68-70-66—271 S. Bae (208), $410,667.........69-66-68-68—271 Jim Furyk (208), $410,667...66-70-66-69—271 R. Garrigus (208), $410,667.67-72-68-64—271 Ken Duke (96), $193,188 .....68-67-69-68—272 Ernie Els (96), $193,188.......70-67-68-67—272 Jeff Overton (96), $193,188 .68-69-69-66—272 Scott Piercy (96), $193,188..69-68-73-62—272 Bo Van Pelt (80), $159,500...70-68-69-66—273 Jason Dufner (68), $132,00066-66-71-71—274 Matt Kuchar (68), $132,000..73-67-69-65—274 W. Simpson (68), $132,000..68-69-69-68—274 K. Streelman (68), $132,000 68-69-69-68—274 C. DiMarco (57), $101,750 ...70-67-69-69—275 C. Hoffman (57), $101,750...69-71-67-68—275 LPGA-Founders Cup Scores Sunday At JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club Course Phoenix Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,613; Par: 72 Final Round Yani Tseng, $225,000 ..........65-70-67-68—270 NaYeon Choi, $118,654......67-69-67-68—271 Ai Miyazato, $118,654 .........68-68-66-69—271 SoYeon Ryu, $77,182 .........68-71-68-68—275 HeeYoung Park, $62,123....65-72-73-67—277 Caroline Hedwall, $41,039 ..70-71-67-70—278 Jennifer Song, $41,039........69-70-69-70—278 Cristie Kerr, $41,039 ............68-73-66-71—278 Hee Kyung Seo, $41,039 ....67-71-69-71—278 Chella Choi, $27,446 ...........71-70-71-67—279 Mindy Kim, $27,446.............68-71-70-70—279 Stacy Lewis, $27,446...........68-70-70-71—279 Karin Sjodin , $27,446 .........69-68-71-71—279 Haeji Kang, $21,310 ............70-71-70-69—280 Se Ri Pak, $21,310..............70-69-69-72—280 Hee-Won Han, $21,310.......69-70-68-73—280 Karrie Webb, $21,310 ..........68-69-70-73—280 Jiyai Shin, $17,658...............66-71-75-69—281 Jodi Ewart, $17,658.............70-71-69-71—281 Paula Creamer, $17,658......69-68-70-74—281 I.K. Kim, $17,658..................70-66-69-76—281 Anna Nordqvist, $15,230.....72-68-73-69—282 Katie Futcher, $15,230.........68-71-72-71—282 Julieta Granada, $15,230 ....70-68-73-71—282 Lizette Salas, $15,230 .........74-69-68-71—282 JeeYoung Lee, $12,575 ......74-70-70-69—283 Na On Min, $12,575.............70-70-72-71—283 Mika Miyazato, $12,575.......69-67-75-72—283 Kristy McPherson, $12,575.73-65-72-73—283 Suzann Pettersen, $12,575.69-71-67-76—283 Inbee Park, $12,57568-69-69-77—283 Jenny Shin, $9,864.71-72-73-68—284 Maria Hjorth, $9,86472-70-72-70—284 M. Harigae , $9,864 69-72-71-72—284 M.J. Hur, $9,864......71-71-70-72—284 D. Schreefel, $9,86472-71-68-73—284

Monday, March 19, 2012



■ W. Basketball

■ Women’s College Basketball

Griner, Baylor roll in opener

Buckeyes ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 field. The Gators will face top-seeded Baylor on Tuesday night. “We would play anyone, anywhere it just didn’t matter,” Jones said. “When we saw our name come up on the screen, we were ecstatic. We could have been playing the Lakers, and we would have been hugging and crying tears of joy.” Ohio State was playing in its 10th consecutive NCAA tournament, but this was the Buckeyes’ worst seed in that span. They made no secret of their displeasure with the draw but did little to show they deserved any better. Seconds after the opening tip, Hill turned the ball over against a Florida trap, leading to an easy layup for Jaterra Bonds. The Gators led 7-0 before the Buckeyes even got a shot

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 14 points in only 22 minutes and top-seeded Baylor rolled to an 81-40 win over 16thseeded UC Santa Barbara in the Des Moines Regional on Sunday. Brooklyn Pope had 13 points for the Lady Bears (35-0) and Destiny Williams added 12. Baylor has not lost since the quarterfinals of last year’s NCAA tournament. No. 4 Georgia Tech 76, No. 13 Sacred Heart 50

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Freshman guard Sydney Wallace scored a seasonhigh 28 points to lead Georgia Tech past Sacred Heart in the first round. Wallace finished 11 of 13 and hit six 3-pointers while Sasha Goodlett added 12 points and 11 rebounds. They helped Georgia Tech (25-8) set the school’s singleseason wins record and avoid being upset in the first round for the second time in three years. No. 5 G-Town 61, No. 12 Fresno State 56

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Tia Magee scored 17 points and Georgetown held on to beat Fresno State. Adria Crawford and Sugar Rodgers added 11 points apiece for the Hoyas (23-8). They never trailed but blew most of a 17-point lead and made just four field goals during the final 15½ minutes before improving to 4-0 in NCAA tournament openers.


Baylor’s Brittney Griner, center, moves the ball in the lane against UC Santa Barbara’s Kirsten Tilleman (32) during the first half of a first-round NCAA tournament game Sunday in Bowling Green, Ohio. opened the game with an ed Arkansas-Little Rock in 11-0 run to rout Liberty in the Little Rock Regional. No. 5 St. Bonaventure 72, the opening round of the No. 12 Florida G.C. 65, OT NCAA tournament. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — No. 8 California 84, Megan Van Tatenhove No. 9 Iowa 74 SOUTH BEND, Ind. — scored 18 points, Armelia Layshia Clarendon scored Horton had 17 and St. 16 points and California Bonaventure rallied to beat nearly lost a big lead before Florida Gulf Coast in overhanging on to beat Iowa, 84- time, snapping the Eagles’ 21-game winning streak. 74. No. 13 Marist 76, No. 4 Georgia 70

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Corielle Yarde scored 21 points, Brandy Gang had 18 and Marist upset Georgia in the first round of the NCAA tournament. No. 3 Delaware 73, No. 14 Little Rock 42

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Elena Delle Donne made the most of her first NCAA tournament appearance on No. 1 Notre Dame 74, Sunday. No. 16 Liberty 43 Delle Donne had 39 SOUTH BEND, Ind. — points and 11 rebounds to Kayla McBride scored 15 lift third-seeded Delaware to points and Notre Dame a 73-42 win over 14th-seed-

No. 7 Vanderbilt 60, No. 10 Mid. Tenn. 46

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jasmine Lister scored 19 points and led seventh-seeded Vanderbilt past in-state rival Middle Tennessee 6046 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Sunday. No. 3 St. Johns 69, No. 14 Creighton 67

NORMAN, Okla. — Nadirah McKenith scored on a coast-to-coast layup with 0.1 seconds left, lifting third-seeded St. John’s to a dramatic 69-67 victory over Creighton in the first round of the NCAA women’s tour-

nament Sunday. No. 11 Kansas 57, No. 6 Nebraska 49

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Angel Goodrich scored 20 points to lead 11th-seeded Kansas to a 57-49 win over former Big 12 rival and sixth-seeded Nebraska in the first round on Sunday. No. 4 Penn State 85, No. 13 UTEP 77

BATON ROUGE, La. — Maggie Lucas scored 23 points, Alex Bentley had 21 and fourth-seeded Penn State defeated No. 13 seed UTEP 85-77 in the opening round Sunday. No. 6 Oklahoma 88, No. 11 Michigan 67

NORMAN, Okla. — Aaryn Ellenberg scored 21 of her 28 points in the second half, Whitney Hand added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Oklahoma defeated Michigan 88-67 Sunday night in the first round of the NCAA women’s tournament.

off, and it was 12-2 following a 3-pointer by Jones. “It started with my turnover at the beginning of the game,” Hill said. “We came to play. I mean, we got the cards dealt. We were ready to play. It had nothing to do with our mindset because we had an eight seed.” The Gators led by as many as 13 despite the efforts of Hill and Prahalis. Hill scored 12 points before halftime and Prahalis added nine, but Florida was able to limit their impact. At one point, Bartley turned her back to the rest of the play while shadowing Prahalis on the perimeter, denying the Ohio State star the ball. Prahalis did become the second Division I player to reach 2,000 points and 900 assists for her career, joining Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga.

■ National Basketball Association

Hawks beat Cavs CLEVELAND (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks limped into their game Sunday dogged by injuries and illness. Joe Johnson made sure everyone felt better. Johnson, despite playing out of position because of Atlanta’s short roster, scored 28 points and the Hawks rolled to a 103-87 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Atlanta had only 10 players available, but took an early lead that it never relinquished. The Hawks shot 55 percent in the first quarter, with Johnson scoring 13 points. “It was very important for us to get off to a good start and sustain it (because of the injuries), especially on the road,” Johnson said. “I just tried to take what the defense gave me.” Alonzo Gee matched a

career high with 20 points to lead Cleveland, which has lost three straight. Rookie Kyrie Irving scored 19 points and had 10 assists for his first career double-double. Forward Vladimir Radmanovic missed the game with a back injury sustained in Friday’s win over Washington. Forward Marvin Williams (hip flexor), shooting guard Willie Green (hamstring) and point guard Jannero Pargo (stomach virus) were also out for the Hawks. Williams’ injury has forced coach Larry Drew to use a starting lineup that features Johnson, a six-time All-Star at shooting guard, playing small forward. Jeff Teague and Kirk Hinrich started in the backcourt to go with power forward Josh Smith, and center Zaza Pachulia.




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