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Buck Eyes An inside look at Ohio State football WHERE ARE THEY NOW? NAME: Sonny Gordon HOMETOWN: Middletown OHIO STATE YEARS: 19831986 HIGHLIGHTS: Gordon was a three-year starter at defensive back who had 14 career interceptions. He was first-team All-Big Ten as a senior. AFTER OSU: Gordon was a sixthround draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals and played one year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is a regional sales manager for American Seating Company, which sells seats to ballparks, stadiums, theaters and other facilities.

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and Michigan combine for in their “Snow Bowl” game in 1950? 2: What is Ohio State’s longest winning streak against Michigan? 3: What is Michigan’s longest winning streak against Ohio State? 4: How many of Ohio State’s

Heisman Trophy winners lost the Michigan game that year? 5: Where did 1940 Michigan Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon finish in the 1939 voting? Answers: 1. 45; 2. Seven years (2004-2010); 3. Nine years (1901-1909); 4. Two (Vic Janowicz 1950, Eddie George 1995); 5. Second.

“He is a very intense coach. I don’t know if he can get any more intense.” — Ohio State senior linebacker Etienne Sabino about coach Urban Meyer.

Ohio State coaches vs. Michigan: Luke Fickell ..............................0-1 Jim Tressel ...............................9-1 John Cooper ........................2-10-1 Earle Bruce ..............................5-4 Woody Hayes.....................16-11-1 Wes Fesler ............................ 0-3-1 Paul Bixler ...............................0-1 Carroll Widdoes ........................1-1 Paul Brown ............................ 1-1-1 Michigan coaches vs. Ohio State: Brady Hoke .............................1-0 Rich Rodriguez .........................0-3 Lloyd Carr.................................6-7 Gary Moeller.......................... 3-1-1 Bo Schembechler.................11-9-1 Chalmers “Bump” Elliott ..........3-7 Bennie Oosterbaan ............... 5-5-1 Fritz Crisler ........................... 6-2-1

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Did Wisconsin provide future Ohio State opponents with Corey Brown (52 catches, 574 yards) said after the a blueprint of how to defend Braxton Miller? The Badgers Wisconsin game that OSU’s receivers did a good job of held OSU’s sophomore QB to season lows in rushing (48 getting open. If so, Miller must not have done a good job yards) and passing (97 yards). Miller was frustrated and of seeing them. Finding a “vertical threat,” a receiver who Ohio State’s play calling was conservative. can go deep, is something Ohio State is still in need of, A c

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Piqua teen serious after crash PHS student freed by firefighters after being trapped in car MIKE ULLERY Staff Photographer mullery@dailycall.com

PIQUA — A Piqua teenager was listed in serious condition Thursday night following a single-vehicle crash that occurred in the 2000 block of Landman-Mill Road in northern Miami County around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. The driver, Cody Young, 17, of Piqua, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree, Miami County Sheriff’s deputies report. NASCAR page Young was trapped under the inside today’s Call wreckage for more than 20 minGet the latest racing utes before being freed by Piqua news by checking out In- and Lockington firefighters . side NASCAR on Page 7 Young, a senior at Piqua High of today’s Daily Call. School, was transported to Miami

Daily Call offices closed today PIQUA — The Piqua Daily Call offices are closed today but the call center will be open from 6-10 a.m. For delivery concerns, please call 773-2725 or 335-5634.

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Deputies from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office investigate a Wednesday night crash on Landman Mill Road that left a Piqua High School student seriously injured. Valley Hospital aboard CareA crash reconstructionist was ther details were available at Flight. requested at the scene. No fur- press time.

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Campaign brightens needy kids’ Christmas

Energy board to meet Tuesday PIQUA — The Piqua Energy Board will meet at noon Tuesday. The meeting will be held at the Piqua Power Service Center, 201 Hemm Ave.

STAFF REPORT PIQUA — This holiday season the Western Ohio Detachment of the Marine Corps League is once again sponsoring a Toys-for-Tots drive in the Piqua and surrounding areas with the hope of putting a smile on the faces of children this Christmas. Those interested in participating should place their new, unwrapped toys in boxes, which can be found at the following locations: the Piqua Fire Department, Piqua Big Lots, Piqua Walmart, Piqua O’Reilly Auto Parts, both Piqua Dollar General locations, Edison Community College, Piqua Edward Jones Investments, Piqua Manor, Heartland of Piqua, Heck

TV book coming in Saturday’s Call This week’s Remote Possibilities features “Extreme Makeover.”

Lottery CLEVELAND (AP) — Thursday’s winning Ohio Lottery numbers: Night Drawings: ■ Rolling Cash 5 06-11-16-24-32 ■ Pick 3 Numbers 9-1-7 ■ Pick 4 Numbers 4-1-5-7 Day Drawings: ■ Midday 3 2-3-9 ■ Midday 4 0-8-8-1

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A fire early Thanksgiving morning caused significant damage to a single-family home at 929 W. High St.. The fire reportedly broke out in an upstairs bedroom shortly after midnight. Piqua firefighters were able to quickly bring the blaze under control. Fire damage was mostly confined to the bedroom, but the entire home sustained smoke damage.There were working smoke detectors in the home and the family was able to escape without injury. The family reportedly was displaced by the fire. The cause of the fire and damage estimate are still being determined by Piqua fire investigators. Firefighters were just returning from another fire at an unoccupied house on Garbry Road when the High Street call came in, so they were able to respond directly to the scene.

Cyber Monday time to shop local, save

The search for hot gifts begins Joe Loeffler explains features on several of the many mobile phones available this Christmas season at the TCC Verizon Store at East Ash Street and Looney Road in Piqua. The TCC Verizon Store will be open today with a number of Black Friday deals for shoppers.

Some old favorites return to ‘must have’ category BY SHARON SEMANIE For the Daily Call editorial@dailycall.com PIQUA — What’s more exciting than to see the “wow” factor in the eyes of children who awaken Christmas morning to find brightly-wrapped packages underneath the tree? It’s trying to determine what to place inside those packages that leaves many parents frustrated as they search for that one new toy that made its way onto Santa’s “must have” list. The Toy Retailers Association (TRA) has announced its Top Toys for Christmas 2012 List as shoppers head out on Black Friday today to scour stores for the predicted bestMIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO

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Monday will be observed nationwide as “Cyber Monday,” the largest online shopping day of the year, with many businesses offering specials. But local shoppers won’t have to look far for great bargains, because many Cyber Monday specials will be offered by local and area businesses. Links to these businesses may be found on the “Shop Local Page” on the Piqua Daily Call website at www.dailycall.com. The websites for the Sidney Daily News and Troy Daily News also will feature links to businesses in their areas and may be accessed at www.sidneydailynews.com and www.troydailynews.com, respectively. So for great “Cyber Monday” bargains in Miami and Miami counties, check out the newspapers’ websites.


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Blane ‘Meatball’ Davis COVINGTON — Blane “Meatball” Davis, 57, of Covington, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in Covington. He was born March 6, 1955, in Gettysburg, to the late Donald and Arvilla (Ashman) Davis. He graduated from Greenville High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired from Piqua Steel and was a member of the Eagles, Aerie #3998, Covington. He was preceded in death by his parents. Blane is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary (Parks) Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Michael Stein of Piqua; brother, Chadd Davis and Cindy Downey

of Greenville; sister-in-law, Deborah Duffy of Covington; brother-in-law, Ron of Parks California; and nieces, n e p h e w s, other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at Bridges-StockerFraley Funeral Home, Covington with Darlene Brown officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. If desired, contributions may be made to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.

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The Santa Claus floats around Columbus Circle during the 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade SIDNEY – Dewey O. Davis, Sr., 88, of Dorothy on Thursday in New York. Love Retirement Community, Sidney, died at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at Monday at Adams Funeral Home, Sidney, with the Rev. Terry McBeath officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Memory Gardens, rade, attended by more hauled over from their shrug. than 3 million people and apartment eight blocks Mayor Michael watched by 50 million on away one for each twin. Bloomberg was reflective TV, included such giant “We’re New Yorkers,” Thursday as he praised as Elf on a Shelf balloons 65-year-old Batt said. police, firefighters, armed the BY TOM HAYS and Papa Smurf, a new “We know what we’re services personnel, sanitaAssociated Press version of Hello Kitty, doing.” tion workers and volunTOLEDO (AP) — Some determining whether they With the height advan- teers involved in the NEW YORK — Victims Buzz Lightyear, Sailor Ohio families will see a are eligible for food of Superstorm Sandy in Mickey Mouse and the tage, “I get to see every- storm response. His office drop in food stamp bene- stamps. was coordinating the disNew York and elsewhere Pillsbury Doughboy. Real- thing!” Kyto said. Those families will see fits next year, but the relife stars included singer At nearby Greeley tribution of 26,500 meals in the Northeast were duction won’t be as a a cut in benefits because severe as state officials of how the government comforted Thursday by Carly Rae Jepsen and Square, social worker at 30 sites in neighborand food bank operators calculates utility ex- kinder weather, free holi- Rachel Crow of “The X Lowell Herschberger, 40, hoods affected by Sandy, of Brooklyn, sought in and other organizations penses. A mild winter last day meals and for some Factor.” first feared. The young, and the vain to tear his sons, 8- also were pitching in. The state said its ap- year and lower natural front row seats to the anThe disaster zones on peal of how the federal gas prices led to a de- nual Macy’s Thanksgiving young at heart, were de- year-old Logan and 6lighted by the sight and year-old Liam, from a Staten Island were Day Parade. government calculates the crease in aid. sound of marching bands, foosball table set up in the flooded this time with food “It means a lot,” said Ohio’s Department of benefits led to the reverJob and Family Services Karen Panetta, of the performers and, of course, tiny park as the balloons and volunteers from Glen sal. The end result is that asked the government last hard-hit Broad Channel the giant balloons. The crept by on the near hori- Rock, N.J., organized using social media. some Ohio families will week to use a different section of Queens, as she sunny weather quickly zon. “Hey, guys there’s Char“We had three carloads lose $23 a month in food calculation and figure in sat in a special viewing surpassed 50 degrees. Alan Batt and his 11- lie Brown,” he said, point- of food,” volunteer Beth stamp benefits instead of the cost of electric heat section set aside for New and propane. The state ar- Yorkers displaced by the year-old twins, Kyto and ing at the old standby Fernandez said. “The $50 a month. Elina, took in the parade balloon. whole town of Glen Rock The cut won’t apply to gued that many families storm. The boys didn’t look up. pitched in. … It’s really “We’re thankful to be at the end of the route, all 869,000 households re- slated for a reduction “I guess they’re over it,” cool. It’s my best, my faceiving food stamps, but don’t even use natural gas here and actually be a well away from the crowd and seemingly too far the father said with a vorite Thanksgiving ever.” family and to feel like only to some homeowners to heat their homes and and renters who have a instead use fuel oil or life’s a little normal today,” away for a good view. But they had an advantage: “standard utility al- propane and didn’t see a she said. The popular Macy’s pa- Two tall stepladders they lowance” deducted when cost savings.

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Hot gifts sellers. In previous years favorites have included Elmo Live, Nintendo Wii, Zhu Zhu Pets, Sing-a-MaJigs or LeapFrog LeapPad Explore Tablets. It’s time to move on. At the top of this year’s stock are Skylanders (which are continuing to be a hard find) along with Skylanders Giants, which were introduced in October. Furby is reportedly back after a long hiatus and is predicted to be a pick for “top toy.” The TRA reports the Skylanders Giants Video Game and Figures is big on Santa’s list. Users take a Skylander action figure, place it on the Portal of Power and Boom! The Skylander will come to life in the video game. Remember Furby? The new Furby is back as a high tech version. This Furby has personality and learns as a child plays with it. You can feed and tickle Furby and there‘s an optional Furby app for iPhone, iPod, iTouch and iPad. The new Furby comes in a range of colors — purple, teal, black, orange, white and yellow. With a mind of its own, the new Hasbro Furby can learn from users’ behavior and develop its personality. The number one learning tablet for kids — LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer Tablet — just got better. This second generation version table has updated specifications. It includes a touch screen, built-in camera and even

a video recorder. There’s also a LeapFrog LeapstersGS Explorer, the ultimate learning system (ages 4-9 years). This game includes a built-in motion sensor for multisensory learning, built-in camera and video recorder, 300-plus games and downloadable apps. From the new Disney series is Disney Doc McStuffins Toys. A 6-year-old girl, Dottie Doc McStuffins, can fix toys with a little help from her stuffed animal friends affectionately known as Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly. Calling all Ninja! Lord Garmadon is on a mission to collect all four Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu and, ultimately, rule the world. Can you stop him with this Lego Ninjago Set? LEGO is reportedly making it onto the top Christmas toy lists for 2012 thanks to new sets including Monster Fighters and Lord of the Rings. Monster High Dolls are new for 2012. Venus McFlyTrap, Rochelle Goyle and Robecca Steam are the featured characters where freaky meets fabulous. Shoppers may also want to check out Lalaloopsy Sill Hair Star Harmony B. Sharp Interactive Dolls. This doll loves to sing, dance and put on shows. Watch her perform a new song with a Lalaloopsy twist. The Crayola Light Designer is a new creative toy for kids ages 6 to 15. Kids create designs that light up using a stylus to

In Brief PIQUA — All former Piqua Memorial Hospital employees are invited to a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Buffalo Jacks in Covington. No reservations are needed, orders will be taken from the menu.

make LEDs light up on a conical surface. This toy is something rather new and has made it onto quite a few top toys lists. It offers something a bit different for preteen and teen girls for whom it can be tricky to find a “cool” gift. Monopoly Millionaires is listed among the newest best sellers in the toys and games category. Best sellers in the tech world also include Apple iPods with the iPod Touch iPod Nano, iPod Classic iPod Shuffle and iPod accessories, certain to be a hit with any age. Parents may also want to consider purchas-

ing an Apple iPad for themselves This is a revolutionary new device with innumerable uses. Thin, light and fully loaded, it’s hard to put down. Hottest video games for 2012 include Nintendo Wii with Wii MotionPlus, a Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3), a PlayStation Move Starter Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360 (ready for Kinect), Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures and Nintendo 3DS. Among those stocking toys online to make shopping experiences easier are Walmart, Target, Amazon.Com and EBay.

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Yeah, Carried Away Salon & Spa, KuZZinZ Bar & Grill, Piqua American Legion, Piqua Public Library children’s department and Gover Harley-Davidson. The toys need to be dropped off no later than Dec. 17. Qualification for and distribution of the toys for the drive will be handled by the Piqua Salvation Army. In a related function, the Piqua Big Lots and Sellman’s Furniture in Covington will be sponsoring a “Fill the Truck with Toys-for-Tots” event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Toys will be available for sale at both stores or may be brought to the event. Each donor of a new, unwrapped toy will receive a free Toys-for-Tots commemorative pin. All toys collected at both events will be distributed locally.


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Colder temps return to area Temperatures will start out in the 40s today, then fall into the lower 40s and upper 30s by the afternoon. Skies will gradually clear with mainly clear skies by tonight. Temperatures stay below normal and only in the 30s for Saturday. If you’re heading to Columbus for the game be sure to dress warm. High: 45 Low: 44.

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On Friday, Nov. 16, the Piqua High School National Honors Society chapter gathered at Fountain Park for a trash bash. They cleaned trash on the Piqua bike path for a two mile radius and also picked up any trash in the park. This is one of many community service projects that the group gathers for yearly. On Nov. 29, Honor Society members are going Christmas caroling at Heartland of Piqua.

Charges filed against three in Shelby Co. ‘puppy mill’ case CIVITAS MEDIA MAPLEWOOD — Dave and Rhonda Auton, owners of Pedigree Pets in Maplewood, and their son, Adam Auton, have each been charged with 241 counts of cruelty to animals by the Ohio SPCA. The alleged puppy mill was raided on Nov. 17 after Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Cami Frey completed an investigation. Dogs and puppies were found living in deplorable conditions, many of them seriously ill, emaciated, and with infections and wounds. The Ohio SPCA was called to remove the dogs and puppies and coordinate placement into dog rescues around the state. In less than six hours, 15 members of an SPCA Response Team photographed, documented, and removed all 241 dogs to safe holding locations. Noah Turner, SPCA Response Team leader, said, “such large seizures can be overwhelming to local dog wardens and humane agents. Deputy Frey is to be

commended for her action and compassion regarding this case. The Shelby County Sheriff’s office is a shining star and we feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with Sheriff John R. Lenhart and his great staff.” Veterinarian Dr. Lisa Nadasi accompanied deputies and the response team. Nadasi was shocked at the conditions. “I can’t imagine how anyone with a heart or soul could have walked into that room and not known that these animals were suffering,” she said. The investigation began when Deputy Frey received a complaint from a woman in Michigan who purchased a pup from the Autons. “Online puppy mills are notorious for depicting their kennels as being wonderful places. In reality, they are massively breeding and housing dogs in cages and hutches for their entire lives. With so many homeless dogs in shelters and rescues, people wanting to add a canine companion to their family must refrain from buying

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dogs from pet stores and breeders,” Turner said. On Sunday, representatives from dog rescues began picking up the dogs and puppies from the triage location. Deputy Frey says she is amazed that in less than a week, the dogs have been removed and placed with nokill rescues and foster homes. “Without working side-by-side with the Ohio SPCA Response Team, Dr. Nadasi, and community volunteers, this could not have been accomplished. After seeing how these dogs were living and knowing they are all safe now, I feel like the world has been lifted off my shoulder,” Frey said. Until the dogs have been surrendered, they cannot be adopted. For information about helping these dogs or adopt one in the future, contact the Ohio SPCA at ohiospca@frontier.com or visit www.ohiospca.org.For more information on the Ohio SPCA go to www.ohiospca.org, call 740420-2984, or email ohiospca@frontier.com.

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Parker Fritz of Piqua, sitting front left, and Alicia Rebin of New Carlisle, standing, are joined by other early birds at the Sears store at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Thanksgiving afternoon as they wait for tickets for Black Friday items to be handed out at 6 p.m. Thursday. The doors to the store will then open at 8 p.m. for customers to pick up their deals. Those at the front of the line at Sears had arrived at 7 a.m. to begin their vigil.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office Report checking the building it was found that the bottom of the west garden center overhead door had been kicked in. Inside of the building several more extinguishers were found to have been discharged. The key holder responded and checked the building finding nothing else missing or damaged. He also advised that he had someone en route to repair the door and secure the building. Nov. 14 DOG GONE IT: A resident located in the 5500 block of Davis Road, West Milton, reported an unknown subject removed his dogs from the property. The resident left the residence for two hours and upon his return the dogs were missing. He checked his fence and states that they could not have gotten out. He believed that the dogs were stolen. The only way for the dogs to get out would be through the house or the gate in the front yard. Both were secure upon his arrival

home. The gate does not lock and can simply be unlatched. The resident was advised to contact the animal shelter. He also was advised to call should if the dogs returned. WOOD MISSING: The resident of 403 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill, reported someone trespassed on his property and stole two cords of firewood. The property is an open lot west of Newton Local School. The property is located just southeast of his rental property located at 403 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill, and has its own gravel driveway. The resident requested extra checks of the area during patrol details. He stated he will erect “No Trespassing” signs. Nov. 15 FAKE CHECK FOR REAL PUPPY: A resident located in the 9400 block of Lena Palestine Rd., Conover, called to file a fraud report in reference to her being scammed over the Internet. The resident

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stated that she advertised some puppies on the Internet for sale. She was contacted through e-mail by a person that said their name is Wendy. Wendy stated that she lives near Lansing, Mich. A deal was made for one of the puppies and a final purchase price of $1,000 was agreed upon by both sides. The resident received an envelope in the mail from “Wendy,” which contained a check from a business in Idaho. The check was for $1,870. The resident inquired about the price discrepancy and was told the extra $870 was to cover shipping fees. The resident was then given instructions on who to send the shipping fees to and everything else would ready be arranged to pick up the puppy. The resident went to her bank and was

able to cash the check for $1,870. The resident then sent the $870 to a person named Troy in Brooklyn, N.Y. Later in the week, the resident learned from her bank that the $1,870 check was fake and did not process. Her bank is now requesting that she return the full $1,870 to them, which she has already sent $870. The resident stated that she now realizes that this was a scam that she fell for and asked that a report be filed on the incident. She still has the puppy and she said that the “buyer” has been sending her messages but she has not replied to them. She was advised that it would be best to just block them from being able to send her any more messages and discontinue contact with them.

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“These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was altogether such an one as yourself: but I will reprove you, and set them in order before your eyes.” (Psalms 50:21 AKJV)

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Many things to be thankful for this year The Village Idiot Some years you just I want to stay home tried to think of a Thanksgiving related story for today’s column, preferably something humorous, but seem to have come up short. The closest I’ve got is my mother having once lost a pan of meatloaf. Yes, I know, meatloaf? There my mother stood in the kitchen, palms to the sky, a look of complete confusion on her face as she repeatedly asked, “Where’s the meatloaf?” while looking about the kitchen and dining room for the completed meal. I think she even took a gander under the sofa to be sure, only to find the offender in the oven. Go figure. Obviously, this has nothing to do with Turkey Day but alludes to one of many kitchen mis-adventures in our household. It’s also one of the many reasons why you tend to not find yours truly in a kitchen. I manage to do far worse than lose a pan of meatloaf, with many a joke about an inability to boil water, but I suppose if I’ve yet to burn the joint down or be put in charge of the turkey this time of year, there’s at least one thing to give thanks. Anyway, I thought perhaps I’d get lucky and find inspiration for a Thanksgiving story while driving to work Wednesday morning but it’s hard to find anything nice to say after not-so-pleasantly greeting BETHANY J. ROYER a speeder with a solitary Staff Writer finger and a mutter of broyer@dailycall.com “Whippersnappers!” Hey, I will never profess to being perfect or entirely nice during my morning commute. If I can get up early and on time, with two cups of coffee under my belt to smooth things along, I figure so can everyone else. But given that I make it to work in one piece, that I’ve a job to go to and enjoy it, I’ve something else to be exceedingly thankful for. That being said, I’ve yet to figure out a Thanksgiving story as I sit here and realize that this year I’ll have nearly my entire immediate family under one roof. Nearly being the operative word as we’re almost there, not sure we’ll get everyone next year, or the year after, but I’ve hope. For that I’m very grateful and thankful for, knowing all too well how such things can be taken woefully for granted. The assumption that family and friends are stationary, permanent, when they are ever evolving is something not often contemplated. There’s kids that grow up to have families of their own, couples who split, and others who decide to go off in opposite directions or promise to make an appearance next year. Some pass away. For my family, for a number of years, my maternal grandmother had Thanksgiving, her two-story Victorian filled to the rafters with so many family members we were practically elbow-to-elbow. As time went on, family dispersed to other states, those grand-kids once underfoot were now giving thanks with their new spouses and their families, until we were lucky to have even a half dozen show up. When my grandmother passed away a little over three years ago, Thanksgiving was never the same. There was no one there to point out how we cooked everything wrong, for starters. And while I keep threatening to take up the mantle (Since I’m banned from the kitchen) I simply haven’t the same steam Grandma had for pointing out the dryness of the turkey, or the lack of flavor in the pumpkin pie. The latter of which was store-bought, the horror! I really miss her but I’m thankful for the many fond memories she left us that never fail to produce a chuckle this time of year. Something we’ll regale as my brother plays host this Thanksgiving with his wife and our number will hit nine, as Michael will be there. For that I’m very, very thankful. While I’d love to hit the magic number of ten for my family (There’s still one missing from the fold) I’m not about to complain, not when I remember all too well the first round of holidays after the divorce two years ago. There’s nothing like a series of family-oriented gatherings to remind you of how obliterated the family tree has become. You attempt to buffer with a smile when you feel like anything but smiling, and count over and over in your head the shortened number gathered around the table. For that memory, I’m exceedingly thankful because it reminds me to never, ever take anything for granted. There’s a lot to be thankful for this year. What do you know, I’ve got a Thanksgiving story. May you and yours have a very safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving and don’t take a moment of it for granted, always be thankful.

like being at a spa where lmost everyone we they club you with a thick know has packed up stick. You book it while I and gone south for learn the words for ‘tear gas’ the winter. The ones who and ‘Molotov cocktail.’” haven’t left yet will be gone “How about a cruise? You soon. Our friends who live can drink the water, beheadsouth of us are leaving to go ings are pretty rare and the even farther south. I have food is great. There’s dancnever been to Belize or ing, live shows, rock climbing Costa Rica or the Cayman JIM MULLEN …” “… seasickness, retching, Islands, but I constantly Columnist puking, dry heaves,” she finhear people say they are ished. going back for the fourth or “We could go to one of those towns that fifth time because they liked it so much. They also have much more money and time. hate children.” Sue perked up. “Don’t toy with me. Is Where did I go wrong? Once again, I will probably have to spend the whole winter in there really such a place?” “Sure, hundreds my own house in my own town. How is it of them.” “What country do we have to go to?” that Sue and I never spend the winter in “This one. They’re all over the U.S.” Baja California or Montserrat? “And people say we don’t do anything This year I am determined to get out of town, if not for the whole winter, at least for right in this country,” she said. “Are you telling me there are towns right here in the a few weeks. USA with signs out front that say, ‘You have “How about Mexico?” I asked Sue. “Fine,” she said, “if our beheading is free. to be this tall to live here’?” “No, because some of the residents are acI don’t want to pay extra for that. Make sure it’s part of our all-inclusive vacation pack- tually shrinking. They’re for people like us. age. I forget: How do you say, ‘Please, don’t No one under age 55 can live there.” “Is that kill me,’ in Spanish? I only took one year of legal?” “Sure. As long as they keep out all chilit in high school. Do you use the polite form dren of all races, religions and sexual orienof ‘you’ or the familiar?” “If you don’t want to go, you could just say tations.” “How’s the beheading situation?” ‘no’ like a normal person,” I said. “I’m sure “Very rare. Most drug kingpins don’t live there are plenty of places in Mexico that are just as safe as it is here. Cancun, Cabo, San to be 55.” “It does sound like a little bit of heaven Miguel de Allende …” “No doubt. Let’s do it. I’ve been meaning on Earth. What’s the hitch?” “You have to like living with a bunch of to lose some weight, and I hear amoebic dysentery is just the thing for that. The old people.” “I do that already. What else you got?” pounds just fall away.” I was running out of ideas. “We could go “The Johnsons go to Oaxaca, and they alto a movie.” ways have a wonderful time.” “Didn’t we go to one last year?” “Yes, they do. She told me they never “I think it was two years ago.” drink the water.” “What’s playing?” “What do they drink?” “‘The Beheading’ at 2, 4 and 6 o’clock.” “Tequila. It’s why they have such a wonderful time. They’re stewed 24 hours a day.” “Nah, let’s stay home. We’ll do something “OK, fine,” I said. “We won’t go to Mexico. next year.” What about Greece? The islands are nice Jim Mullen’s newest book is called “Kill and warm, full of history.” “Good idea! Are you sure you can find us Me, Elmo: The Holiday Depression Fun a hotel close to a violent anti-government Book.” You can reach him at JimMullendemonstration? I hear they’re very relaxing, Books.com.

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Student looks forward to program To the Editor: Two years ago, a group from Rachel’s Challenge came to Miami East. Rachel’s Challenge is about a girl named Rachel Scott who lost her life in the Columbine shooting in 1999. When this program came to our school I was in the 6th grade and I didn’t know what the Rachel’s Challenge program involved. The wonderful speakers that came told us about Rachel and how she saw the good in people. By the end of their presentation, I felt tears rolling down the side of my face. From then on I was changed and determined to change our school, seek out the positive in others, even those I hardly ever speak to. As an eighth-grader, I am looking forward to the follow-up program, Rachel’s Legacy, because I want to do that change

To the Editor: My name is Austin Garrison and I am a junior at Miami East High School. I am writing to inform our community that we, as a student body, will be privileged to welcome back the national school violence awareness program, Rachel’s Challenge. Rachel’s challenge is an anti-bullying program that launched from the life and memory of Rachel Joy Scott, the first young lady killed at the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. Rachel’s message was one of kindness and peace for all. Now, her family and friends carry on her legacy through the program, Rachel’s Challenge. The first time the Rachel’s Challenge visited our school, I was in the eighth grade. I remember seeing the presentation and not being able to keep my mind off its message all week. The personal stories and lessons the program had to offer us, as students, were amazing. They definitely fulfilled their intended purpose, as I remember my friends and me discussing how we learned so much from the program. It is not just a school assembly, nor just a reason to get out of class; it is an important message that must be relayed to those students, such as myself, that saw it a few years ago, but also to those students who will be hearing it for the first time. As time passes, it becomes more and more crucial that we learn as a society that kindness and peace can cause a “chain reaction.” It is exciting to be able to invite the entire community out to the Miami East Junior High/Elementary building at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, to hear this important message. We would like to thank the Troy Foundation and Miami County Foundation for providing us with the grant money needed to make sure our school and community get to be a part of this important experience. We hope to see our community come together to learn more about Rachel, and also about how kindness can change our world. —Austin Garrison Conover

again and get more into the spirit of helping others. I want to give thanks to the Miami County Foundation and The Troy Foundation, who gave us grants to have the Rachel’s Challenge team return to Miami East this year to present the follow-up program. We will be presenting the program on Nov. 28, and will also receive further student training. There will be an opportunity for the community to see the follow-up program that evening at Miami East Junior High School at 7 p.m. I invite everyone in Miami County and the surrounding area to attend this inspiring program. “I will not be labeled as average.” —Rachel Scott —Emma Linn Piqua

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DEAR ABBY: My wife died a few years ago. I live alone and have been a bachelor since then. Old friends have been kind enough to pass along the names and phone numbers of widows or divorcees they felt would be of interest to me. I have taken several of them out to dinner. Some were interesting, but for one reason or another we didn’t have enough “chemistry” for me to call them for another date. What is the considerate thing to do after having just one date? Should I call the person and say it was pleasant, but …? Should I not call at all and move on? I feel guilty at times for not following up with some comment, as they were mostly nice women. Any suggestions about how to handle these situations would be welcome. — MIAMI WIDOWER

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This undated publicity photo provided by Keith Sherman and Associates shows, from rear left, Ian Lithgow, Michael Learned and Peter Strauss in a scene from the new American play by Bruce Graham, “The Outgoing Tide,” at the 59E59 Theaters in New York. BY JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer NEW YORK — In art as well as in life, watching someone lose their mind is an excruciating thing — even more so when that person is still physically vigorous, full of verve, full of humor. One can think only about what might have been. So one might approach a play about Alzheimer’s disease with trepidation — how can it be anything other than crushingly depressing? The marvel of Bruce Graham’s “The Outgoing Tide,” a simple and beautiful play brought to life by a superb cast and directed with a firm hand by Bud Martin, is that it makes us smile, chuckle, even laugh out loud while still absorbing the full tragedy and inevitability of this disease. It’s worth noting that nowhere in “The Outgoing Tide,” a Delaware Theatre Company production that opened Tuesday at the 59E59 Theaters, is the word “Alzheimer’s” mentioned. That doesn’t matter. It’s clear from the start, in an opening scene that begins unremarkably and quickly becomes shocking, that the gritty Gunner, a man in his 70s with the vigor and gumption of a younger man, is losing his mind. Imbued with gusto, humor and heart by Peter Strauss, Gunner is a man trying to take control just as he’s losing it. And so he’s invited his adult son, Jack (sensitively portrayed by Ian Lithgow, son of John) to his Chesapeake Bay cottage, where he lives with his wife, Peg. The family must be together because Dad has a plan. You could call it a crazy plan. He would call

it the sanest plan he ever came up with. Peg, in a wonderfully natural performance by Michael Learned of “The Waltons” fame, is a survivor. She’s the one who’s been keeping their lives as normal as possible, gently pointing out to her husband that the reason he can’t get “Cops” on the darned TV is because it’s not the TV, it’s the microwave. And Peg has a plan too. She wants to get Gunner into an assisted living home before it’s too late. Gunner has a different idea. It’s tough to describe his plan without giving away too much of the plot. But it’s heartbreaking to watch as Gunner marshals his last moments of lucidity in a furious effort to make amends for past mistakes and finally take care, now and forever, of those he loves. And while he’s at it, he makes us wish we’d known him before. Even in the face of misery, Gunner has quite a way with a one-liner. “Are you out of your mind?” his wife asks during a dispute over how much he paid for a bottle of booze. “Not at the moment,” he replies. “Stick around, ya never know.” Or listen to him on the subject of suicide. Peg: “Suicide is a mortal sin!” Gunner:“So is molesting kids — I’ll be surrounded by priests.” Even Peg, whose steely matter-offactness thinly veils both a fierce love for her husband and a fierce sense of duty, can lapse into black humor. She quips that Gunner once suggested a murder-suicide pact, but she said no thanks: “Knowing him, he’d shoot me and then forget to shoot himself.” These moments, like that expensive booze that Gunner gulps down, help ease the pain. So do the flashbacks to

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staff have been promoting the campaign on the chamber’s website and Facebook page.This will beTroy’s third year participating. “It’s a day to celebrate and support our businesses and all they do for our community,” Johnson said. “I hope everyone comes out to support our local businesses because they give and do so much for our community.” Olive Oasis owner Lucas Schlumpf said he expects a “great turnout” like last year for his downtown business at 7 E. Main St. “It’s going to be a busy day,” Schlumpf said. “Small businesses like this support

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PIQUA — In the shadow of unofficial shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is aimed at supporting and promoting downtown businesses during the holiday shopping season. This year in Piqua there is no official Small Business Saturday, but that isn’t stopping handfuls of downtown merchants who will be open and hoping Christmas shoppers spend a little time — and a little money — at their stores as opposed to larger retail stores like Walmart. Lorna Swisher, executive director of Mainstreet Piqua, said small businesses are the backbone of a community and for that reason shoppers should feel encouraged to visit them not only on Small Business Saturday, which is Nov. 24, but also all shopping season. “Small businesses really are the backbone of the community and those businesses are the ones that many people turn to when they want a donation for a door prize for an event or to take out advertising in a book or poster,” Swisher said. “It is a really good idea to give back to those businesses that give so much to the community all year-round.” While relatively new, Small Business Saturday has caught on in recent years and last year more than 100 million people took part in the nationwide event. Small Business Saturday was first celebrated in 2010 as a counterpart to Black Friday as a way to get people to shop at “brick and mortar businesses” that are small and local, according to American Express, which created the shopping day. American Express created the idea behind Small Business Saturday to “help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.” Small business like Readmore’s Hallmark, located at 430 N. Main St., has been gearing up for Small Business Saturday all week. Mary Beth Barhorst,Hallmark manager,said her store will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Small Business Saturday and aside from having some special sales that day the business will also be awarding out five $10 gift certificates that day. “I think it is really important to shop locally,”Barhorst said. “We offer a lot and we need their support.”

ple weren’t buying them as often as they needed them, which wasn’t very conducive to running.” Hittle’s Jewelry owner Jenny Nimer anticipates that blue,black and chocolate diamonds — available in a variety of prices — will be hot items for the holidays. The store at 106 W. Main St. is offering a special discount for those donating to Partners in Hope, which benefits those less fortunate in Miami County. “We have items 25 to 75 percent off, and if you bring in an unwrapped new toy for Partners in Hope, we’ll give you an extra 10 percent off,” Nimer said. “Partners in Hope stays in Miami County to help children in our community have a good Christmas like everyone else. We encourage people to shop local at Small Business Saturday because it helps everybody in the community.” Brower Stationers, 16 S. Market St., will be selling discounted Cross pins,games and educational toys. In addition, Christmas cards will be priced at 50 percent off. “We’re going to run (the sales) all throughout December, but it starts this Saturday,” Diana Brower said.

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Sprint Cup Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

DRIVER (WINS) Brad Keselowski (5) Clint Bowyer (3) Jimmie Johnson (5) Kasey Kahne (2) Greg Biffle (2) Denny Hamlin (5) Matt Kenseth (3) Kevin Harvick (1) Tony Stewart (3) Jeff Gordon (2) Martin Truex Jr. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1)

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Kyle Busch (1) Ryan Newman (1) Carl Edwards Paul Menard Joey Logano (1) Marcos Ambrose (1) Jeff Burton Jamie McMurray

POINTS 2400 2361 2360 2345 2332 2329 2324 2321 2311 2303 2299 2245

BEHIND — -39 -40 -55 -68 -71 -76 -79 -89 -97 -101 -155

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1133 1051 1030 1006 965 950 883 868

— -82 -103 -127 -168 -183 -250 -265

Nationwide Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6) 1251 Elliott Sadler (4) 1228 Austin Dillon (2) 1227 Sam Hornish Jr. 1146 Michael Annett 1082 Justin Allgaier (1) 1076 Cole Whitt 994 Mike Bliss 902 Brian Scott 853 Danica Patrick 838

BEHIND — -23 -24 -105 -169 -175 -257 -349 -398 -413

Truck Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS James Buescher (4) 808 Timothy Peters (2) 802 Joey Coulter (1) 789 Ty Dillon (1) 784 Parker Kligerman (1) 778 Matt Crafton 759 Nelson Piquet Jr. (2) 747 Justin Lofton (1) 710 Johnny Sauter (2) 678 Miguel Paludo 668

BEHIND — -6 -19 -24 -30 -49 -61 -98 -130 -140

Brad Keselowski entered Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 20-point lead in NASCAR’s Chase standings. Problem was, his competition came in the form of a five-time champion. Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team enjoyed a reign that lasted from 2006-10, and they won the championship in every way imaginable in that time: Going away, coming from behind, with consistency and utilizing a glut of wins. So by no means had anyone conceded the 2012 edition of the sport’s playoff to Keselowski’s upstart No. 2 Penske Racing outfit. Yet, as Championship Week in South Florida drew on, it appeared that even in the face of Johnson’s strategically placed smack talk, the Michigan native remained focused on the task at hand, which was to finish 15th or better in the finale. That he did — in fact, he finished 15th — in the 400-miler. But not before some mid-race curveballs found Johnson on the brink of overtaking Keselowski. The architect of Johnson’s five titles, crew chief Chad Knaus, employed a pit scheme that would allow the No. 48 team to make one less stop than the incumbent No. 2 bunch. And if the race were to play out caution-free, Keselowski may have been stuck one lap down — with no guarantee of finishing worse than 15th, but on thin ice, nonetheless. The story began to play out with 61 laps remaining, when Keselowski ran out of fuel on his way to pit road for a scheduled stop. Though all went well once in his pit box, the time lost dropped him to 24th, one lap down to Johnson, who was leading. However, just 10 laps later Johnson’s regularly scheduled green flag pit stop threw the favor back in Keselowski’s court. A missing lug nut by the No. 48 crew precipitated a penalty that knocked the Hendrick team one lap down, in 25th. The coup de grace occurred a handful of laps later, when a rear-gear failure on Johnson’s Chevy relegated it to the garage and, ultimately, a 32nd-place finish. “I knew it was big,” Johnson said of when his car started leaking fluid. “We were in the cat bird’s seat. We were in position to win the race. We were ahead of the 24 (Jeff Gordon) and the 24 won the race.” From there, Keselowski cruised while Gordon, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer vied for the race win. Gordon came out the victor — outrunning his newly minted rival Bowyer — scoring career Cup win No. 87. Bowyer’s runner-up finish vaulted him past Johnson in the final championship tally, but a distant 39 points behind Keselowski. For team owner Roger Penske, the title was a rare first in an illustrious motorsports career. For all the success he has achieved in open-wheel racing (12 IndyCar championships, 15 Indianapolis 500 wins), he had yet to win a title in

Brad Keselowski celebrates a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship following the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

NASCAR’s premier series. “I feel amazed that I’ve been able to achieve this in racing,” Penske said. “I’ve lauded the people that have been on that (championship) stage for so many years and to be able to join this elite group and say that I’m a champion in NASCAR means a lot.” Penske’s Cup program received its catalyst in the form of Keselowski in 2010, when he ran his first full season on the premier level. A natural leader, Keselowski had a vision to take the organization from race-winner to titlist. The team he helped put together persevered through a rough initial season. That’s when Keselowski’s Nationwide Series crew chief, Paul Wolfe, was asked to step up. Having won the 2010 Nationwide title together, driver and crew chief spearheaded a three-win Cup campaign in 2011 and came out like gangbusters in 2012, winning five races en route to their second NASCAR championship in three years. Even more challenging for the duo over the course of the Chase was knowing that Penske’s affiliation with manufacturer Dodge ended

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when the checkered flag fell in Homestead. Making the switch to Ford in the offseason and with Dodge on its way out of the sport altogether, many questioned how the No. 2 team, with no real help in the form of a teammate, would outlast a rival as battle-hardened as Johnson’s No. 48 squad. The answer, as Keselowski stressed afterward, was through the strength of team and the attitude with which he approached the task. “Throughout my whole life I’ve been told I’m not big enough, not fast enough, not strong enough and I don’t have what it takes,” Keselowski said. “I’ve used that as a chip on my shoulder to carry me through my whole career. It took until this year for me to realize that that was right, man, they were right: I’m not big enough, fast enough, strong enough. “No person is. Only a team can do that.” With a team that is now not only battle-tested, but title-winning, a driver and crew chief in their respective primes, and a new home at Ford Racing awaiting in 2013, the Penske organization can now look forward to many more nights like Sunday’s celebration in South Beach.

Compiled and written by Matt Taliaferro. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattTaliaferro or email at Matt.Taliaferro@AthlonSports.com

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 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won his second straight Nationwide Series title at

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and team owner Jack Roush.

Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday evening. Like Brad Keselowski in the Cup Series, Stenhouse entered the season finale with a 20-point advantage in the standings. The Phoenix race one week earlier proved to be the deciding race in the Nationwide title tilt, as Stenhouse and Elliott Sadler were tied entering the event. Much like the Cup Series, though, the challenger, in this case Sadler, crashed. That handed the lead to Roush Fenway Racing’s Stenhouse, who cruised to a third-place showing and the 20-point lead. In Homestead, Stenhouse held a pretty wheel and finished sixth to close out the title campaign by 23 points over Sadler. Austin Dillon was third in the championship battle, 24 back from the victor. “It feels really good,” Stenhouse said. “You know, it’s just a testament to how hard Jack (Roush, team owner) works and puts these guys together. “You know, we won Rookie of the Year in 2010 and we were at the banquet, and we said that we wanted to be there (champion’s table) in 2011, and we were able to accomplish that. To sit up there last year, and we told each other that we wanted six to 10 wins and another championship. We got that. Just a lot of hard work by a lot of great people, and I’m just blessed to be a part of it.” Sadler, who will move from Richard Childress Racing to Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series next season, had to endure his second straight runner-up finish to Stenhouse.

 James Buescher captured the Camping World Truck Series championship in Homestead, Fla. Enjoying a breakout performance with his Turner Motorsports team in 2012, Buescher registered four wins — the first of his NASCAR career — in his No. 31 Chevrolet. Buescher, a 22-year-old Texas native, led a tight gaggle of competitors at the top of the Truck Series standings, beating Timothy Peters by six points, Joey Coulter (-19), Ty Dillon (-24) and Parker Kligerman (-30). All five were mathematically alive for the championship until the season’s final race was complete. “This year has been incredible for me,” Buescher said. “First of all, I got married in January, and my wife is my No. 1 supporter, so to be able to start off the race season after taking that next step in my life with a win at Daytona (in the Nationwide Series) was incredible — best thing I’d ever done in racing. You know, that kind of opened the floodgates for us to win some races on the truck side. We won four of them, and now we’re the champions. “Being the champion of the Truck Series definitely trumps winning a race at Daytona, but the race at Daytona is still pretty high up there. But it's been a phenomenal year for my racing career and for my personal life. I just feel really blessed.” The Truck Series enjoyed 16 different winners in its 22-race slate. Buescher, Coulter, Dillon, Kligerman, Ryan Blaney, Cale Gale, John King and Nelson Piquet Jr. celebrated their first career Truck wins in 2012.

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BUCKEYE BRAIN BUSTERS

NAME: Sonny Gordon HOMETOWN: Middletown OHIO STATE YEARS: 19831986 HIGHLIGHTS: was Gordon a three-year starter at defensive back who had 14 career interceptions. He was first-team All-Big Ten as a senior. AFTER OSU: Gordon was a sixthround draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals and played one year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is a regional sales manager for American Seating Company, which sells seats to ballparks, stadiums, theaters and other facilities.

1: How many punts did Ohio State

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COACHES IN ‘THE GAME’ Ohio State coaches vs. Michigan: Luke Fickell ..............................0-1 Jim Tressel ...............................9-1 John Cooper ........................2-10-1 Earle Bruce ..............................5-4 Woody Hayes.....................16-11-1 Wes Fesler ............................ 0-3-1 Paul Bixler ...............................0-1 Carroll Widdoes ........................1-1 Paul Brown ............................ 1-1-1

and Michigan combine for in their “Snow Bowl” game in 1950? 2: What is Ohio State’s longest

winning streak against Michigan? 3: What is Michigan’s longest winning streak against Ohio State? 4: How many of Ohio State’s

Heisman Trophy winners lost the Michigan game that year? 5: Where did 1940 Michigan Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon finish in the 1939 voting? Answers: 1. 45; 2. Seven years (2004-2010); 3. Nine years (1901-1909); 4. Two (Vic Janowicz 1950, Eddie George 1995); 5. Second.

“He is a very intense coach. I don’t know if he can get any more intense.”

Michigan coaches vs. Ohio State: Brady Hoke .............................1-0 Rich Rodriguez .........................0-3 Lloyd Carr.................................6-7 Gary Moeller.......................... 3-1-1 Bo Schembechler.................11-9-1 Chalmers “Bump” Elliott ..........3-7 Bennie Oosterbaan ............... 5-5-1 Fritz Crisler ........................... 6-2-1

— Ohio State senior linebacker Etienne Sabino about coach Urban Meyer.

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Did Wisconsin provide future Ohio State opponents with a blueprint of how to defend Braxton Miller? The Badgers held OSU’s sophomore QB to season lows in rushing (48 yards) and passing (97 yards). Miller was frustrated and Ohio State’s play calling was conservative. A recent nerve injury in Denard Robinson’s throwing arm has scrambled Michigan’s quarterback situation, but so far it has been in a good way. His replacement Devin Gardner has completed 65 percent of his passes for 834 yards and 7 touchdowns in his three starts. Robinson returned in 42-17 win over Iowa last Saturday, but at tailback. How Brady Hoke will use his two QBs is one of the big questions this week. Advantage: Ohio State

Corey Brown (52 catches, 574 yards) said after the Wisconsin game that OSU’s receivers did a good job of getting open. If so, Miller must not have done a good job of seeing them. Finding a “vertical threat,” a receiver who can go deep, is something Ohio State is still in need of, coach Urban Meyer says. Michigan’s receivers appear to have been energized since Gardner became the starter. Jeremy Gallon (34 catches, 617 yards) has been the most consistent pass catcher. Roy Roundtree (25 catches, 461 yards) has more receptions in three games with Gardner at QB than he did in eight with Robinson. Advantage: Michigan

OFFENSIVE LINE Ohio State’s line struggled against Wisconsin after back-to-back productive games against Illinois and Penn State. Right tackle Reid Fragel, who was not projected as a starter coming out of spring practice, has played as well as anyone on the line. Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan has been called a high first-round draft choice by Mel Kiper Jr. The other tackle Michael Schofield has also been consistent, but the middle of the Wolverines’ line has struggled at times. Advantage: Even

DEFENSIVE LINE End John Simon leads the Big Ten in sacks with nine after getting four against Wisconsin. If NFL scouts saw tackle Johnathan Hankins’ victory sprint toward midfield after last week’s overtime win, they might have to upgrade their estimates of his speed. For Michigan, the standout is end Craig Roh (4 sacks) has started 49 consecutive games. Advantage: Ohio State

LINEBACKERS Ryan Shazier has become one of the best defensive players in the Big Ten. Zach Boren plays linebacker better after half a season than some people who have played there for their entire careers. Etienne Sabino was solid in his return from a broken bone in his leg last week. Michigan’s Jake Ryan (75 tackles, 13 for losses) and Kenny Demens (72 tackles) lead Michigan’s linebackers. Advantage: Ohio State

URBAN MEYER Ohio State is one win away from the sixth unbeaten, untied football season in school history in Urban Meyer’s first season as the Buckeyes’ coach, going into Saturday’s game against Michigan. This rebound from a 6-7 season in 2011 has OSU fans thinking national championship in 2013.

RUNNING BACKS Carlos Hyde said after OSU’s 21-14 overtime win over Wisconsin that he wanted the ball more than he got it (15 times for 87 yards). Expect him to get his wish this week. Michigan lost its leading rusher Fitz Toussaint (514 yards) to a gruesomely broken leg against Iowa and turned to Robinson to fill the hole at tailback. He rushed for 98 yards on 13 carries, including a 40-yard run. Thomas Rawls (240 yards) also could have an increased role. Advantage: Ohio State

BIG TEN STANDINGS Leaders Division Big Ten Overall W L W L Ohio State 7 0 11 0 Penn State 6 2 7 4 Wisconsin 4 3 7 4 Purdue 2 5 5 6 Indiana 2 5 4 7 Illinois 0 7 2 9 Legends Division Big Ten Overall W L W L Nebraska 6 1 9 2 Michigan 6 1 8 3 Northwestern 4 3 8 3 Minnesota 2 5 6 5 Michigan State 2 5 5 6 Iowa 2 5 4 7

WEEKEND SCHEDULE BIG TEN FRIDAY Nebraska at Iowa, noon SATURDAY Michigan at OHIO STATE, noon Illinois at Northwestern, noon Indiana at Purdue, noon Mich. State at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. Wisconsin at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. SATURDAY TOP 25 Georgia Tech at Georgia, noon Florida at Florida State, 3:30 p.m. Auburn at Alabama, 3:30 p.m. S. Carolina at Clemson, 7 p.m. Notre Dame at USC, 8 p.m.

DEFENSIVE BACKS Eleven games into the season, Ohio State’s defensive backfield is still a question mark. Just when it appears headed in the right direction, it breaks down. But then it comes up with a big play, like Christian Bryan’s break-up to end the Wisconsin game. Former walk-on Jordan Kovacs has started 44 games for Michigan. Cornerback Raymon Taylor and safety Thomas Gordan have two interceptions each. Advantage: Ohio State

SPECIAL TEAMS OSU kicker Drew Basil has attempted only six field goals and made four of them. Punter Ben Buchanan is seventh in the Big Ten with a 40.9 average. Michigan field goal kicker Brendan Gibbons (14 of 16 on field goals) and punter Will Hagerup (44.7 yards per punt) lead the Big Ten. Advantage: Michigan

2012 OSU LEADERS Passing Yards Braxton Miller ......................1,850 Rushing Yards Braxton Miller .....................1,214 Carlos Hyde........................... 824 Receiving Yards Corey Brown ...........................574 Devin Smith ...........................555 Field Goals Drew Basil...............................4/6 Tackles Ryan Shazier ..........................110 Christian Bryant........................ 66 Interceptions Travis Howard..............................4 Sacks John Simon.................................9 Ryan Shazier................................4

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$$ new tradition in Big Ten COLUMBUS — Here comes tradition. There goes tradition. There is nothing more traditional in the Big Ten than the Ohio State-Michigan football rivalry. But on Monday, on the same day the annual week-long assurances from both sides of that rivalry that there is nothing in all of sports like it began, the Big Ten did something very untraditional when it accepted Maryland into the conference, followed by Rutgers on Tuesday. Ohio State and Michigan still have the rivalry. Woody and Bo and Archie still need only one name to be identified. The Big House is still big. The Horseshoe means football, not horse racing, at Ohio State. But it was a little jarring for some people to be reminded that money, not tradition, is driving the car in college sports – especially in its big money maker, football . Tradition, loyalty, geography and money have made the Big Ten what it is today. It’s just that there’s more money — lots more — involved now than there was when Woody and Bo and all those OSU and Michigan legends were creating the revered traditions. Never say never. But it probably is safe to say there will never be a day when Ohio State and Michigan wouldn’t play each other in football. But the way tradition has been treated like dirty laundry in league realignments in college sports in the last few years, who can say that everything else isn’t on the table for the right price? If the next time the Big Ten negotiates a television contract, one of the networks offers to pay millions of dollars more if the OSU-Michigan game is played at night in midOctober, would the Big Ten say it would rather have tradition than those millions? Before you answer, just ask yourself how traditional a rival is Maryland for any other Big Ten school. And remember Nebraska is now in the same conference with Rutgers, which is farther from Lincoln, Neb., than Winnipeg, Moose Jaw and Toronto.

OSU SCHEDULE Sept. 1 ..............Miami of Ohio, 56-10 Sept. 8 ..............Central Florida 31-16 Sept. 15 ................... California 35-28 Sept. 22 ........................... UAB 29-15 Sept. 29 ...... at Michigan State, 17-16 Oct. 6 ....................... Nebraska 63-38 Oct. 13 ....................at Indiana, 52-49 Oct. 20 ................. Purdue, 29-22 (OT) Oct. 27 .............. at Penn State, 35-23 Nov. 3 ............................Illinois 52-22 Nov. 17 ......... at Wisconsin 21-14 (OT) Nov. 24 .......................Michigan, noon

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The Lehman vollyball team won its 20th straight district title earlie this season. The team includes front row (left to right): Madi Smith, Erica Paulus, Ellie Cain, Ava Schmitz, Margo Baker and Adrianna Selhorst. Back row: Coach Greg Snipes, Ellie Sargent, Olivia Slagle, Andrea Thobe, Ellie Waldsmith, Michelle Duritsch, Marianne Hissong, assistant coach Lonnie Cain, and assistant coach Caroline Heitmeyer

COLUMBUS — Sixtyeight years. That’s how long it has been since an Ohio State football team finished a football season unbeaten and had nothing to look forward to except next season. OSU (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) can become only the sixth Buckeyes football team to complete an unbeaten, untied season if it beats Michigan on Saturday. But an NCAA bowl ban

means Ohio State will have nowhere to go after that even with a perfect record. The last OSU team in that situation was the 1944 team, which finished 9-0 after beating Michigan 18-14 in its final regular season game. It was invited to the Rose Bowl, but the Big Ten did not permit any of its teams to go to bowl games that year. Earlier this week, Ohio See OSU/Page 10

RG3 enjoys his return Redskins hold off Cowboys three second-half touchdowns, including the longest of his career — an 85-yarder to Dez Bryant. Romo ran in a 2-point conversion after a TD throw to Felix Jones and threw another scoring pass to Bryant to help Dallas close to 35-28 with 8:24 remaining. But Griffin answered — twice, actually. After Romo's long touchdown to Bryant, Griffin threw his fourth scoring pass, a 29yarder to Niles Paul. The rookie became the first Redskins quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in consecutive games. After the Cowboys pulled within a touchdown, Griffin drove them See RG3/Page 11

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QUOTED “If you want us to let ‘em catch it, just tell us you want us to let ‘em catch it.” —T.J. Ward on being fined for a hit Sunday

Looking for perfection BY JIM NAVEAU Lima News

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Welcome back to Texas, RG3. Robert Griffin III threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Washington Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys ■ Football 38-31 on Thursday. The Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor made the Cowboys look like an overmatched college team during the decisive second quarter in Griffin's first OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens pro game in his home safety Ed Reed avoided a state. He got some help one-game suspension for from his receivers, including a leaping grab and late hits after an appeal. long run from Pierre GarHe instead will be fined con and some nifty foot$50,000. work in the end zone by Reed was suspended Santana Moss. for one game without pay Tony Romo lost for the on Monday by NFL vice president of football opera- first time in six starts on tions Merton Hanks for his Thanksgiving, despite a third violation in three sea- career-high 441 yards and sons of the rule prohibiting helmet-to-helmet hits against defenseless players. The third violation occurred in Sunday night's game at Pittsburgh: Reed's hit to the head of receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Reed appealed the ruling in phone session Tuesday morning with NFL hearing officer Ted Cottrell. The NFL Players Association represented Reed, who also participated. Hours later, Cottrell reduced the penalty. Reed will be in uniform for Sunday's game in San Diego.

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will air two games this weekend. Tonight, they will air the Marion Local-McComb Division IV state semifinal from Wapakoneta. Air time is 7 p.m. The game can also be heard on 107.3 FM at the stadium. On Saturday, they will air the Marion Local-Fort Loramie girls basketball game. Air time is expected to be around 7:15 p.m.

ScoresBroadcast.com will air the following high school basketball games: Tonight: Sidney girls at Russia, 7:10 p.m. Saturday: Fort Loramie girls at Marion Local, 7:40 p.m. Tuesday: New Knoxville girls at Fort Loramie, 7:10 p.m. Thursday: Lehman Catholic girls at Houston, 7:10 p.m. Nov. 30: Houston boys at Jackson Center, 7:40 p.m. Dec. 1: Anna girls at Houston, 2:10 p.m.; St. Henry boys at Russia, 7:40 p.m.

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DETROIT (AP) — Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag when he didn't need to and the Houston Texans made him regret it. Shayne Graham's 32yard field goal with 2:21 left in overtime lifted Houston to a 34-31 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday after their coach broke an NFL rule by attempting to challenge a scoring play. "Obviously that's a big break in the game for us," Houston coach Gary Kubiak said. "But I think you make your breaks when you work your tail off." Detroit kicker Jason Hanson had a chance to get Schwartz off the hook, but his 47-yard field goal attempt on the fifth possession of the extra period hit the right upright. Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch did, too, on the previous possession when he couldn't intercept a pass Matt Schaub threw directly at him deep in Houston territory. Detroit might've won in

regulation if its coach didn't make a costly mistake. Schwartz threw a challenge flag when Houston's Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter after two Lions tackled him. "Give him credit for continuing to play football," Kubiak said. "We talk about that all the time. You don't stop, you play." Replays showed Forsett's left knee and elbow hit the turf near midfield, and the automatic review that accompanies all scoring plays probably would have taken the TD off the board. But NFL rules say that throwing the challenge flag on a scoring play negates the review — and is an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to boot. "It's on me," Schwartz could be seen saying to assistants and players on the sideline as he tapped his chest. "It's on me." Yes, it was. See TEXANS/Page 11


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Palmer excited about return QB faces old team Sunday CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton has never spoken to Carson Palmer, the quarterback he replaced last year. Coach Marvin Lewis has limited his interaction with the former franchise player to a few texts. None of the Bengals has stayed in close contact with Palmer since they parted ways a little more than a year ago. And there's not a whole lot to say about their slightly awkward reunion Sunday. The Raiders (3-7) are coming to Paul Brown Stadium with the quarterback who led the Bengals (5-5) to some of their best moments of the past 20 years, then decided he wanted out because he was worn out. Palmer is looking forward to his first visit to the area since the Bengals finished 4-12 in the 2010 season, prompting him to demand a trade. "I'm excited," he said during a 23-minute conference call with Cincinnati writers on Wednesday. "One of my favorite stadiums to play in, great atmosphere, beautiful stadium. Obviously, with the past it adds a little bit on it. “They need a win, we need a win. It's a big game for both sides. "I expect it to be loud and extremely electric. I'm not exactly expecting a welcome back." For the Bengals, it's less about Palmer and more about the playoffs. They've played their best games of the season back-to-back, leaving them one game out in the wild card race. That makes it much easier to focus on something other than the notable visitor. "We moved on past the

Carson situation a while back," safety Chris Crocker said. "It's really about who's next, and the Oakland Raiders are the next team up. I'm sure the Raiders are going to come in and here and be jacked and be excited to play. "Really it's not about him this week." Not even a little? "It's not just talk, it's really the truth," left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. "Nobody has talked about it." The community doesn't seem all that interested in it, either. The Bengals hadn't sold out the game by midweek. The fans that do show up can be expected to boo the quarterback who brought hope to one of the NFL's worst franchises — three winning records in the last 21 years — before deciding he needed out. "Just a culmination of things," Palmer said Wednesday. "Some things that I had learned that ownership ... Just some things that built up over time and it was just time for a change." Asked to complete the sentence about ownership's plans, Palmer said, "No, I'm not going to go into that." He told the media in Oakland on Wednesday that his former teammates understood. "I think that anybody that's ever played for that ownership knows what I was doing and why I was doing it," Palmer said. His standoff with owner Mike Brown ended when Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell broke his midway collarbone through last season and Oakland offered a firstround and a conditional second-round pick.

OSU Continued from page 9 State coach Urban Meyer said Zach Boren’s mid-season shift to linebacker from fullback would be a good subject for a book. Boren said he wasn’t sure about that, but he thinks Ohio State being in position to finish the season unbeaten is, “a neat story.” “It’s something I’ll look back on when I’m older, once it’s done, and see how crazy it has been, just from everything that’s happened and how much we’ve been through as a team,” Boren said. He called having the season end abruptly after Saturday’s game “kind of hard to think about” and said, “I don’t think it will really hit me or hit the other seniors until after the Michigan game when we’re like, ‘Man, we just played for the last time in the scarlet and gray.’ I think it is kind of unique that my last game is against the team up north. “If we win, I’ll be able to sit back and be happy with how the season went and be proud of this team and the seniors and how we led them,” he said. OSU radio analyst Jim Lachey, who played for the Buckeyes from 1981-1984 and has been on the radio since 1996, calls having nowhere to go after being unbeaten “weird.” “It’s going to be weird after that Michigan game, once it’s all said and done. Ten years ago in 2002 (after beating Michigan to go 12-0), Paul Keels was on the radio screaming about ‘Hey, we’re heading to the desert.’ Now I don’t know where we’re headed. Headed to High Street, I

guess,” Lachey said, with a laugh. Ohio State has gone into the Michigan game undefeated 12 times since the game was moved to its traditional place at the end of the regular season in 1935. It has won eight of those, but the three losses all were crushing defeats. In 1969, Michigan stunned No. 1 Ohio State 24-12 in Bo Schembechler’s first season in Ann Arbor. And the back-toback losses in 1995 and 1996 by OSU teams that were ranked No. 2 weren’t far behind on the misery index. The frustration ran the other direction from 197074 when Michigan came into its game against Ohio State undefeated every year but won only once, lost three times and got a tie in 1973. MICHIGAN QB DECISION: Michigan coach Brady Hoke would not say on Wednesday whether Devin Gardner or Denard Robinson will be the Wolverines’ starting quarterback on Saturday. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer didn’t offer a prediction on that question, either, but said on his weekly radio show on Wednesday that he does expect Robinson, who has been battling an elbow problem, to be a big contributor in Michigan’s offense. “They lost a good running back (Fitzgerald Toussaint) last week, so it’s going to be the Denard Show,” Meyer said. Toussaint suffered a broken leg in Michigan’s 42-17 win over Iowa last Saturday.

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Ward fighting back after fine Cleveland safety says hit was legal BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald The NFL came down hard on T.J. Ward for his hit on Cowboys receiver Kevin Ogletree last Sunday, and the Browns' safety is fighting back. Ward was fined $25,000 for what the league says was a blow to Ogletree's helmet, which is illegal. Ward said he used his shoulder to hit Ogletree in the chest. Replays appeared to show Ward's shoulder hitting Ogletree in the chest and then sliding up and hitting him in the bottom of the facemask. Simultaneously, Ogletree's head snapped back and collided with Browns cornerback Buster Skrine's helmet. Ward drew a 15-yard unroughness necessary penalty. Ogletree did not finish the game because of a concussion and is ruled out of Thursday's game against

the Redskins. Skrine has a concussion and did not practice Wednesday. "I think it was completely legal," Ward said after practice Wednesday. "I aimed for his chest, I hit him in his chest. He was falling forward. No part of my helmet hit his helmet. No part of my shoulder pad hit his helmet. If it did at any part, it was probably the aftereffect or the end of the hit. But I think it was just a blown call and a blown punishment by me getting fined." Ward was just getting started. He has no problem with rules protecting receivers from blatant helmet-to-helmet hits, like his takedown of former Bengals receiver Jordan Shipley in 2010. Ward was fined $15,000 and though he protested at the time, now he says that fine was merited. "The next thing is you're going to see guys with blown-out knees be-

cause they're going to start to get hit low and before you know it, that's going to be illegal and we'll start getting fined for that," Ward said. "You can't hit quarterbacks below the knee. "I think it's taking away from the game. I understand the helmets under the chins and trying to take somebody's helmet off if you came in under the chin are (illegal). But if I hit you in the chest and you're facemask gets touched this much … "If you want us to let 'em catch it, just tell us you want us to let 'em catch it. Put that in the rule book. If he's in a situation where he can catch the ball, let him catch it and then tackle him. They can put that in the rule book. Maybe that'll work." Ward said he learned about the fine in a letter he received Wednesday from the league office. He saw the figure $25,000

and did not continue reading. "I'm sure when the appeal process gets going, I'll have a discussion with them," he said. "But I really just wanted to see what the price was. I put it down. I didn't want it to ruin the rest of my day." Injury report Cornerback Joe Haden practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. He missed the game in Dallas with an oblique pull. Skrine (concussion) and cornerback Dimitri Patterson (ankle) did not practice. Six Steelers missed practice — quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder/ribs), safety Troy Polamalu (calf), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Ziggy Hood (back) and quarterback Byron Leftwich (ribs). Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle) was limited.

Richardson finding going tough Running back faces tough test Sunday against Pittsburgh BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald BEREA — Trent Richardson, a big fan of football great turned TV dancer Emmitt Smith, sometimes looks like he’s auditioning for Dancing with the Stars while waiting for a hole to open. Sometimes that hole never does open and sometimes Richardson doesn’t find it when it does. The rookie from Alabama, the third pick of the 2012 draft, leads the Browns with 670 yards rushing, but he is averaging only 3.7 yards a carry. He was stopped three times for no gain in the final 3:30 of the fourth quarter and once in overtime in Dallas. He has been stopped 19 times for no gain. Richardson says he gets stronger as the game progresses, but that is a myth. He has totaled 45 yards — a 2.7-yard average — on 17 attempts after his 21st carry. He has had between 11 and 20 carries 65 times for 240 yards, matching his 3.7yards a carry average. Despite those modest numbers, opposing coaches continue to praise Richardson, who also

leads the Browns with 37 catches. On Sunday Richardson will be challenged by the Steelers and their top-ranked defense. The Steelers rank fourth against the run and first against the pass. “I was hopeful that the legendary Jim Brown was correct in his initial assessment of Richardson but I am disappointed,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters in Pittsburgh. “This guy is a talented runner. He has great contact balance. He is strong-willed. He is highly productive. He has a downhill run demeanor. He finishes off runs.” On the morning of the draft, Brown made headlines by saying Richardson looked “ordinary” to him. Brown, who rushed for 12,312 yards in nine seasons with the Browns, has since said he was trying to motivate Richardson. Richardson has no beef with Brown. He did not, however, agree Wednesday when a reporter suggests he dances too much behind the line of scrimmage. Richardson says he runs the same way in the NFL as he did at Alabama, in high school and even in Little League foot-

ball. “Me, dance around behind to line too much? Nah,” Richardson said. “I think I can make smarter decisions, but me dance around? Nah. “First off, to be a running back you have to see the hole and see what you have to do to make the right decision to put the team in the best way to score. People don’t see what I see. I’m out there running the ball. “Everybody with a clicker in front of the TV or from the stands might see something different, but it’s way faster and there’s a lot more going on than everybody cheering with the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’ sees what he (meaning Richardson) could have done. It’s way deeper than that.” For the first time since being injured in the game against the Bengals on Oct. 14, Richardson acknowledged his rib injury affects the way he plays. He scored 21 rushing touchdowns at Alabama last season. He has five in 10 games as an NFL rookie. “It’s probably me not being 100 percent yet and me not trusting some of the stuff I usually do,”

Richardson said. “I just have to get back to being me.” Even offensive coordinator Brad Childress said T-Rich missed some opportunities against the Cowboys but he was not critical of Richardson’s style. And he has no plans to take carries from Richardson and give them to Montario Hardesty. “His eyes could have been in a couple different spots that maybe would have been advantageous for him, but by in large, he’s usually going to do pretty well with those,” Childress said. “Both of those guys have a different pace to the hole. We talked about smooth to the hole, speed through the hole. “They have a different pace. It’s a great thing to have two running backs that give you a different pace. A defense kind of screws its cleats into the ground one way for one guy and all of a sudden a guy that’s a change of pace guy comes in. We don’t wish that they’re all the same. Their pace and their tempo is their tempo.” Richardson has carried the ball 180 times. Hardesty has 29 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown.


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haps that's why he didn't stick around long enough to talk to reporters after the game. Last year on Thanksgiving, Suh was ejected for stomping on the right arm of Green Bay offensive lineman Evan DietrichSmith and was suspended for two games. He has been fined in previous seasons for roughing up quarterbacks: Cincinnati's Andy Dalton, Chicago's Jay Cutler and Cleveland's Jake Delhomme. Schaub shook off the blow, stayed in the game, and was 29 of 48 for 315 yards with a 9-yard TD to Owen Daniels to tie the game at 14 late in the first half and an interception. Houston's Andre Johnson had nine receptions for 188 yards. Watt had three sacks, one on Detroit's first snap and the other two that helped the Texans stay within a TD late in the game. Detroit scored four goahead TDs, including on Joique Bell's 23-yard run early in the fourth quarter, and had a 10-point lead midway through the third quarter. The Lions drove deep enough into Houston territory in the fourth to put Hanson in a position to give them another 10point lead, but Watt forced them to punt each time with sacks on third downs. "We got what we deserved," Matthew Stafford said. "We didn't capitalize on our chances." Stafford was 31 of 61 for 441 yards with two TDs — tiebreaking scores to Calvin Johnson and Mike Thomas in the second quarter — for 441 yards. Mikel Leshoure ran for 32 yards on 12 carries and gave the Lions their first TD on an opening possession that marked the first rushing score on the ground against Houston. Those accomplishments along with providing entertainment for the nationally televised audience for a change on Thanksgiving was of little consolation for the franchise. The Lions lost their previous eight games on the holiday by an averaging of three-plus touchdowns. Detroit extended the longest losing streak in its annual showcase to nine in a closely contested matchup that will linger in the minds of many people, especially Vanden Bosch, one of many Lions who could've changed the outcome by picking off a pass that hit his hands in a wild OT. "It's going to be really tough to forget that one," Vanden Bosch said. NOTES: Lions OT Jeff Backus (right hamstring) was inactive, ending his 186-game starting streak. ... Houston LB Brooks Reed (left groin) and OT Derek Newton (knee) were injured during the game.

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Continued from page 9 Forsett even acknowledged he shouldn't have allowed to score. "I know now that I was down, but I didn't think I was during the play," he said. "I didn't think my knee hit, and there was no whistle, so I kept going. "I wasn't giving the touchdown back." That score pulled Houston within three points. "I knew the rule — you can't challenge on a turnover or a scoring play — but I was so mad that I overreacted," said Schwartz, whose temper got the best of him during a postgame handshake last year with San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh. "I had the flag in my hand before he even scored because he was obviously down." Kubiak had no sympathy. "A rule's a rule," Kubiak said. "I know one thing: You've got to keep your flag tucked in your pocket." Arian Foster ran for 102 yards and two scores, including a 1-yard run with 1:55 left in the fourth quarter to cap a 15-play, 97-yard drive that tied the game at 31. AFC South-leading Houston (10-1) took its first lead when Graham made up for missing a field goal earlier in OT after teammate Danieal Manning ripped the football away from Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew at its 32 on the first drive of the extra period. The Texans have won five straight — two in a row in OT — and if a handful of teams lose they could be in the playoffs by the time they get back on the practice field after a long weekend. "Ten quarters in five days, it's draining physically and mentally," Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said. "But our team persevered." And, the Lions wilted and blew a fourth-quarter lead during a second straight setback. Detroit (4-7) has lost three straight to make it extremely difficult to reach its goal of earning a spot in consecutive postseasons for the first time since the mid-1990s. And as if the Lions don't have enough problems, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh could be in trouble with the league again after his left cleat connected with Schaub's groin area in the first quarter. "I really don't have anything to say about that play or that person," Schaub said. Suh was on his chest, taken down by an offensive lineman, when he extended his left foot below Schaub's belt. It wasn't clear on replays whether the kick was intentional, but Suh might struggle to get the benefit of doubt and per-

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Lions-Texans Stats Texans-Lions Stats Houston 0 14 10 7 3 —34 Detroit 7 14 3 7 0 —31 First Quarter Det—Leshoure 2 run (Hanson kick), 9:58. Second Quarter Hou—Foster 6 run (S.Graham kick), 10:57. Det—Thomas 5 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 6:00. Hou—Daniels 9 pass from Schaub (S.Graham kick), 2:11. Det—Johnson 22 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 1:49. Third Quarter Det—FG Hanson 46, 7:03. Hou—Forsett 81 run (S.Graham kick), 6:35. Hou—FG S.Graham 45, 2:36. Fourth Quarter Det—Bell 23 run (Hanson kick), 13:31. Hou—Foster 1 run (S.Graham kick), 1:55. Overtime Hou—FG S.Graham 32, 2:21. A—64,827. ——— Hou Det First downs 26 29 501 525 Total Net Yards Rushes-yards 28-205 23-106 Passing 296 419 3-10 3-32 Punt Returns Kickoff Returns 5-121 3-71 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-2 29-48-1 31-61-0 Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost 2-19 3-22 Punts 6-47.5 8-37.4 1-0 1-1 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 8-65 7-70 Time of Possession 35:38 37:01 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Houston, Foster 20-102, Forsett 5-87, Martin 1-17, Schaub 2-(minus 1). Detroit, Bell 5-47, Leshoure 12-32, Thomas 1-14, Stafford 2-7, Smith 3-6. PASSING—Houston, Schaub 29-48-1-315. Detroit, Stafford 31-61-0-441. RECEIVING—Houston, Johnson 9-188, Foster 5-15, Casey 4-38, Daniels 4-20, G.Graham 3-17, Walter 2-20, Martin 2-17. Detroit, Johnson 8-140, Pettigrew 8-74, Broyles 6-126, Scheffler 5-57, Leshoure 2-27, Thomas 217. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Houston, S.Graham 51 (WL). Detroit, Hanson 47 (WR).

Cowboys-Redskins Redskins-Cowboys Stats Washington 0 28 0 10—38 Dallas 3 0 10 18—31 First Quarter Dal—FG Bailey 30, 9:17. Second Quarter Was—A.Robinson 68 pass from Griffin III (Forbath kick), 13:47. Was—Morris 1 run (Forbath kick), 7:00. Was—Garcon 59 pass from Griffin III (Forbath kick), 2:14. Was—Moss 6 pass from Griffin III (Forbath kick), :05. Third Quarter Dal—FG Bailey 33, 11:48. Dal—Bryant 85 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 1:24. Fourth Quarter Was—Paul 29 pass from Griffin III (Forbath kick), 12:48. Dal—F.Jones 10 pass from Romo (Romo run), 9:54. Dal—Bryant 11 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 8:18. Was—FG Forbath 48, 2:58. Dal—FG Bailey 51, :18. A—90,166. ——— Was Dal First downs 22 22 Total Net Yards 437 458 Rushes-yards 30-142 11-35 Passing 295 423 Punt Returns 2-13 3-17 Kickoff Returns 3-83 4-76 Interceptions Ret. 2-37 1-27 Comp-Att-Int 20-28-1 37-62-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-16 2-18 Punts 5-45.2 3-56.7 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 5-41 7-45 Time of Possession 31:42 28:18 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Washington, Morris 24-113, Griffin III 6-29. Dallas, F.Jones 6-14, Dunbar 1-8, Romo 3-7, Bryant 1-6. PASSING—Washington, Griffin III 20-28-1-311. Dallas, Romo 37-62-2-441. RECEIVING—Washington, Garcon 5-93, Morgan 5-48, Moss 4-42, Paulsen 2-11, A.Robinson 1-68, Paul 1-29, Hankerson 1-12, Banks 1-8. Dallas, Witten 9-74, Bryant 8145, Beasley 7-68, Harris 4-71, F.Jones 3-47, Dunbar 321, Vickers 2-11, Holmes 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Harris Rk Pts Pct Rk 1. Notre Dame 1 2863 .9958 1 2 2732 .9503 2 2. Alabama 3. Georgia 3 2573 .8950 3 4. Florida 5 2242 .7798 6 4 2483 .8637 4 5. Oregon 6. Kansas St. 7 2161 .7517 8 7. LSU 8 2077 .7224 7 11 1897 .6598 11 8. Stanford 9. Texas A&M 10 1909 .6640 10 10. Florida St. 6 2231 .7760 5 1953 .6793 9 11. Clemson 9 12. S. Carolina 12 1647 .5729 12 13. Oklahoma 13 1530 .5322 13 1275 .4435 14 14. Nebraska 14 15. Oregon St. 15 1202 .4181 17 16. Texas 17 1088 .3784 15 16 1144 .3979 16 17. UCLA 18. Rutgers 19 756 .2630 19 19. Michigan 20 575 .2000 20 898 .3123 18 20. Louisville 18 21. Okla. St. 22 425 .1478 21 22. Boise St. 21 426 .1482 22 196 .0682 25 23. Kent St. 25 24. Arizona 31 21 .0073 34 25. Wash. 30 53 .0184 28

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College Schedule College Football Schedule All Times EST (Subject to change) Friday, Nov. 23 EAST Syracuse (6-5) at Temple (4-6), 11 a.m. Cent. Michigan (5-6) at UMass (1-10), 3 p.m. SOUTH Marshall (5-6) at East Carolina (7-4), 2 p.m. MIDWEST Ohio (8-3) at Kent St. (10-1), 11 a.m. Nebraska (9-2) at Iowa (4-7), Noon N. Illinois (10-1) at E. Michigan (2-9), 1 p.m. Ball St. (8-3) at Miami (Ohio) (4-7), 1 p.m. Buffalo (4-7) at Bowling Green (7-4), 2 p.m. West Virginia (5-5) at Iowa St. (6-5), 3:30 p.m. South Florida (3-7) at Cincinnati (7-3), 7 p.m. SOUTHWEST LSU (9-2) at Arkansas (4-7), 2:30 p.m. FAR WEST Utah (4-7) at Colorado (1-10), 3 p.m. Washington (7-4) at Washington St. (2-9), 3:30 p.m. Arizona St. (6-5) at Arizona (7-4), 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 EAST Rutgers (9-1) at Pittsburgh (4-6), Noon Wisconsin (7-4) at Penn St. (7-4), 3:30 p.m. SOUTH Georgia Tech (6-5) at Georgia (10-1), Noon UConn (4-6) at Louisville (9-1), Noon UAB (3-8) at UCF (8-3), Noon Virginia (4-7) at Virginia Tech (5-6), Noon Kentucky (2-9) at Tennessee (4-7), 12:21 p.m. Miami (6-5) at Duke (6-5), 12:30 p.m. North Texas (4-7) at W. Kentucky (6-5), 1 p.m. Grambling St. (1-9) vs. Southern U. (3-7) at New Orleans, 2:30 p.m. Boston College (2-9) at NC State (6-5), 3 p.m. Maryland (4-7) at North Carolina (7-4), 3 p.m. Auburn (3-8) at Alabama (10-1), 3:30 p.m. Florida (10-1) at Florida St. (10-1), 3:30 p.m. Troy (5-6) at Middle Tennessee (7-3), 3:30 p.m. Vanderbilt (7-4) at Wake Forest (5-6), 3:30 p.m. Southern Miss. (0-11) at Memphis (3-8), 4:30 p.m. South Alabama (2-9) at Louisiana-Lafayette (6-4), 5 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (7-4) at FIU (3-8), 6 p.m. South Carolina (9-2) at Clemson (10-1), 7 p.m. Mississippi St. (8-3) at Mississippi (5-6), 7 p.m. MIDWEST Illinois (2-9) at Northwestern (8-3), Noon Michigan (8-3) at Ohio St. (11-0), Noon Indiana (4-7) at Purdue (5-6), Noon Michigan St. (5-6) at Minnesota (6-5), 3:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Tulsa (9-2) at SMU (5-6), Noon Texas St. (3-7) at UTSA (7-4), 2 p.m. Texas Tech (7-4) vs. Baylor (5-5) at Arlington, Texas, 2:30 p.m. Tulane (2-9) at Houston (4-7), 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma St. (7-3) at Oklahoma (8-2), 3:30 p.m. Missouri (5-6) at Texas A&M (9-2), 7 p.m. Rice (5-6) at UTEP (3-8), 7 p.m. FAR WEST Idaho (1-10) at Utah St. (9-2), 3 p.m. Air Force (6-5) at Fresno St. (8-3), 3:30 p.m. BYU (6-5) at New Mexico St. (1-9), 3:30 p.m. Oregon (10-1) at Oregon St. (8-2), 3:30 p.m. San Diego St. (8-3) at Wyoming (4-7), 3:30 p.m. Stanford (9-2) at UCLA (9-2), 6:30 p.m. New Mexico (4-8) at Colorado St. (3-8), 7 p.m. Notre Dame (11-0) at Southern Cal (7-4), 8 p.m. Louisiana Tech (9-2) at San Jose St. (9-2), 10:30 p.m. UNLV (2-10) at Hawaii (1-9), 11 p.m. FCS Playoffs First Round Colgate (8-3) at Wagner (8-3), Noon Coastal Carolina (7-4) at Bethune-Cookman (9-2), 2 p.m. Eastern Illinois (7-4) at South Dakota State (8-3), 3 p.m. Villanova (8-3) at Stony Brook (9-2), 3 p.m.

Prep Playoffs STATE SEMIFINALS DIVISION I Saturday, 7 p.m. Mentor (12-1) vs. Toledo Whitmer (13-0), at Mansfield Arlin Field Pickerington North (12-1) vs. Cincinnati Archbishop Meoller (10-3), at Dayton Welcome Stadium State final: Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Canton Fawcett Stadium DIVISION II Friday, 7:30 Aurora (12-1) vs. Toledo Central Catholic (12-1), at Huron Memorial Field New Albany (11-2) vs. Trotwood-Madison (11-2), at Piqua Alexander Stadium/Purk Field. State final: Friday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium DIVISION III Saturday, 7 Akron SVSM (11-2) vs. Dover (11-2), at Canton Central Catholic Lowell Klinefelter Field Bellevue (12-1) vs. Dayton Thurgood Marshall (12-1), at Ohio Wesleyan University Selby Stadium State final: Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m., Canton Fawcett Stadium DiIVISION IV Friday, 7:30 Creston Norwayne (13-0) vs. St. Clairsville (13-0), at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Clarksville Clinton-Massie (13-0) vs. Columbus Bishop Hartley (13-0), at Clayton Northmont Good Samaritan Stadium State final: Friday, Nov. 30, 3 p.m., Canton Fawcett Stadium DiIVISION V Saturday, 7 Kirtland (13-0) vs. Baltimore Liberty Union (11-2), at Canton Fawcett Stadium Findlay Liberty-Benton (12-1) vs. Coldwater (13-0), at Lima Stadium State final: Saturday, Dec. 1, 3 p.m., Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium DIVISION VI Friday, 7:30 Mogadore (13-0) vs. Newark Catholic (11-2), at New Philadelphia Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium Maria Stein Marion Local (11-2) vs. McComb (13-0), at Wapakoneta Harmon Field State final: Friday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m., Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

Basketball

NBA Standings National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 8 2 .800 — Brooklyn 6 4 .600 2 Philadelphia 7 5 .583 2 Boston 6 6 .500 3 Toronto 3 9 .250 6 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 9 3 .750 — Atlanta 6 4 .600 2 Charlotte 6 4 .600 2 Orlando 4 7 .364 4½ Washington 0 10 .000 8 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 6 4 .600 — Indiana 6 7 .462 1½ Chicago 5 6 .455 1½ Cleveland 3 8 .273 3½ Detroit 2 10 .167 5 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Memphis 8 2 .800 — San Antonio 9 3 .750 — Dallas 7 6 .538 2½

Pct .9959 .9397 .9139 .7905 .8319 .7159 .7200 .6332 .6739 .8129 .6976 .5783 .5410 .4434 .3817 .4020 .4000 .2766 .1959 .3071 .1749 .1647 .0583 .0034 .0244

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BCS Avg .9973 .9333 .8763 .8434 .8318 .7692 .7308 .7077 .6526 .6363 .6056 .5871 .5677 .4790 .4499 .4235 .3826 .2432 .2253 .2165 .2042 .1043 .0955 .0836 .0643

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5 7 .417 4 Houston New Orleans 3 7 .300 5 Northwest Division L Pct GB W Oklahoma City 9 3 .750 — Denver 6 6 .500 3 6 6 .500 3 Utah Minnesota 5 5 .500 3 Portland 5 6 .455 3½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 8 3 .727 — 7 5 .583 1½ Golden State L.A. Lakers 6 6 .500 2½ Phoenix 5 7 .417 3½ 3 8 .273 5 Sacramento Wednesday's Games Cleveland 92, Philadelphia 83 Charlotte 98, Toronto 97 Indiana 115, New Orleans 107, OT Orlando 90, Detroit 74 Oklahoma City 117, L.A. Clippers 111, OT San Antonio 112, Boston 100 Atlanta 101, Washington 100, OT Miami 113, Milwaukee 106, OT Houston 93, Chicago 89 Denver 101, Minnesota 94 Dallas 114, New York 111 Phoenix 114, Portland 87 Sacramento 113, L.A. Lakers 97 Golden State 102, Brooklyn 93 Thursday's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games Atlanta at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Boston, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. New York at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Indiana, 8 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Portland, 10 p.m. Saturday's Games L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Milwaukee, 9 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

USA Today Top 25 The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 18, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Pvs 3-0 770 1 1. Indiana (26) 2. Louisville (5) 3-0 745 2 3. Ohio State 3-0 666 4 3-0 643 5 4. Michigan 5. Duke 3-0 642 9 6. Syracuse 2-0 603 8 7. Kentucky 2-1 547 3 3-0 541 10 8. Florida 9. North Carolina 3-0 488 11 10. Arizona 2-0 482 12 2-1 458 7 11. Kansas 12. Creighton 3-0 390 13 13. UCLA 3-0 377 14 3-0 363 15 14. Missouri 15. N.C. State 3-1 323 6 16. Gonzaga 3-0 305 19 2-0 288 16 17. Memphis 18. UNLV 2-0 254 18 19. Michigan State 2-1 239 22 3-0 117 24 20. Cincinnati 21. Baylor 4-1 116 17 22. Oklahoma State 4-0 113 — 4-0 101 — 23. UConn 24. Wisconsin 2-1 79 20 25. San Diego State 2-1 77 23 Others receiving votes: Texas 61, Colorado 59, Notre Dame 31, Pittsburgh 28, Minnesota 23, Saint Mary's 18, New Mexico 16, Kansas State 15, Alabama 12, VCU 12, Florida State 11, Marquette 11, Murray State 10, Bucknell 9, Maryland 9, Ohio 5, Tennessee 5, Stanford 4, Belmont 3, Saint Joseph's 3, Colorado State 2, South Alabama 1.

AP Men’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 18, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 3-0 1,602 1 1. Indiana (46) 2. Louisville (19) 3-0 1,579 2 3-0 1,404 4 3. Ohio St. 4. Michigan 3-0 1,388 5 3-0 1,372 9 5. Duke 6. Syracuse 2-0 1,291 8 3-0 1,203 10 7. Florida 8. Kentucky 2-1 1,166 3 9. North Carolina 3-0 1,064 11 10. Arizona 2-0 983 12 11. UCLA 3-0 845 13 12. Kansas 2-1 797 7 13. Missouri 3-0 794 14 3-0 721 15 14. Creighton 15. Michigan St. 2-1 692 21 3-1 600 6 16. NC State 17. Gonzaga 3-0 559 19 2-0 556 18 18. UNLV 19. Memphis 2-0 548 17 20. Oklahoma St. 4-0 449 — 21. UConn 4-0 321 23 22. Cincinnati 3-0 265 24 23. Colorado 4-0 237 — 24. Baylor 4-1 202 16 25. San Diego St. 2-1 98 25 Others receiving votes: Minnesota 93, Wisconsin 60, Pittsburgh 43, Notre Dame 40, Texas 25, Saint Joseph's 24, Florida St. 15, Alabama 13, Marquette 13, Wichita St. 13, Saint Mary's (Cal) 9, Kansas St. 7, Ohio 7, Xavier 7, New Mexico 6, Bucknell 5, Murray St. 4, N. Iowa 2, Tennessee 2, Maryland 1.

AP Women’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 18, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Stanford (21) 5-0 952 4 2. UConn (17) 2-0 943 2 3. Baylor (1) 4-1 903 1 4. Duke 2-0 866 3 5. Notre Dame 2-0 791 7 6. Penn St. 3-0 746 9 7. Louisville 3-0 743 8 8. Georgia 4-0 691 10 9. Kentucky 2-1 644 6 10. Maryland 2-1 617 5 11. California 2-0 604 12 12. West Virginia 3-0 502 14 13. Oklahoma 2-1 398 11 14. Purdue 2-0 385 18 15. Texas 2-0 362 19 16. Ohio St. 2-1 311 20 17. Vanderbilt 3-1 271 13 18. St. John's 2-1 265 20 19. UCLA 2-0 258 — 20. Tennessee 3-1 254 24 21. Oklahoma St. 2-0 245 22 22. Kansas 3-0 169 — 23. Nebraska 3-1 167 15 24. Dayton 4-0 101 — 25. North Carolina 4-0 89 — Others receiving votes: Iowa St. 76, Texas A&M 76, Miami 53, Georgia Tech 36, Delaware 31, Georgetown 20, DePaul 19, Virginia 19, Green Bay 16, Chattanooga 12, Rutgers 12, Middle Tennessee 8, Florida St. 6, Iowa 5, South Carolina 4, Saint Joseph's 3, Gonzaga 1, San Diego St. 1.


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577 Miscellaneous 535 Farm Supplies/Equipment MANURE SPREADER, International Model 550 manure spreader with optional slop gate. $2500 may trade. (937)489-1725 PROPANE TANK, 1000 gallon propane tank, good condition. $1250 (937)489-1725

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237

3 & 1 PLAYER, Black with pink roses, very good condition, $35, Call before noon or after 7pm, (937)615-9496 BERNINA 810 sewing machine, Covington, (937)251-9643. CRIB, changing table, cradle, swing, doorway swing, high chair, booster chair, pack-n-play, travel bassinet, tub, child rocker, clothes, blankets (937)339-4233 CRIB, real wood, good condition, stationary sides, $75 (937)339-4233

WALKER, wheel chair, tub, shower and transfer benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, entertainment center and more (937)339-4233

620 Childcare

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(937) 473-2847 Pat Kaiser (937) 216-9332

645 Hauling

Free Inspections

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B.E.D. Program (Bed Bug Early Detection) System

937-573-4737 • Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

Sparkle Clean Cleaning Service

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875-0153 698-6135 MINIMUM CHARGES APPLY

655 Home Repair & Remodel

Water Damage Restoration Specialist

A Baby Fresh Clean, LLC (937) 489-8553 Commercial • Residential Insurance Claims 2330351

655 Home Repair & Remodel

670 Miscellaneous

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2008 TOYOTA CAMRY, fully loaded, navigation, heated leather seats, 70k miles, $12,000 (937)216-0284

& Service All 69 Check Heating Systems

$

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1994 FORD F250 4 Wheel Drive pick-up, 7.3 diesel engine. Good wood truck. $2750. (937)492-7713

Heating & Cooling

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586 Sports and Recreation

OHIO STATE/MICHIGAN tickets (4) section 34B, $500 each (937)524-3473

Glen’s

& sell it in

583 Pets and Supplies ENGLISH BANTAM Bulldog puppies, registered, $700, (937)539-2175 or (937)539-6019.

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660 Home Services

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Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

Affordable Roofing & Home Improvements

710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding

Name of Baby: ________________________________________________________

ALL YOUR ROOFING NEEDS: Seamless Gutters • Re-roofs • Siding• Tear Offs New Construction • Call for your FREE estimate

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TOTAL GYM, many extras, CD and instructions, used 3 times, new $275, asking $175 (937)615-9496 before noon or after 7pm

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PIQUA AREA, 511 Electric, 2 bedroom, metro approved, washer/dryer hook-up. $550 + ( 9 3 7 ) 7 7 8 - 9 3 0 3 (937)604-5417

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PIQUA, 910 New Haven. 3 bedroom, 1.5 car, CA, fenced yard. $850, deposit. (937)778-9303, (937)604-5417.

SEASONED FIREWOOD, $150 cord split/delivered, $80 half cord, stacking $25 extra. Miami County deliveries only. (937)339-2012

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CDL CLASS A REQUIRED 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE GOOD MVR

PIQUA, 307 Fourth Street. 3 bedroom. $500 month, $250 deposit. (937)214-0431

SEASONED FIREWOOD, $120 a cord you pick up, $140 a cord delivered. (937)339-5198 or (937)552-1303

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320 Houses for Rent

DRESSES Stunning, beautiful formal dresses. $35 each. Size 7 (937)335-4081

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577 Miscellaneous

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DUMP TRUCK DRIVER Part-time/ full time. Class B CDL, dump truck experience required. Knowing the area is a plus. Local hauls. Perfect for semiretiree. (937)339-6861.

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

545 Firewood/Fuel

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805 Auto 1998 CADILLAC Eldorado (classic), excellent condition, factory 12 CD disc sound system, am/fm radio, powered rear view mirrors, starfire engine, powered memory leather seats, cruise control. I can no longer drive, $4950 must see to appreciate (937)335-3202 after 11am

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2001 FORD EXPLORER XLT Red, 4 door, all wheel drive, automatic, towing package, moon roof, excellent condition, 102k miles, ready for winter, $5295 OBO (937)676-3230

2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING GTC CONVERTIBLE 48,500 miles 2.7L engine. Power locks and windows. AC, AM-FM CD radio. Very Good Condition $6900. (937)526-3073

2005 FORD EXPLORER XLT Loaded, 96k, Excellent condition, asking $11,500 Call (937)538-0026

2006 SAAB 9.3 AREO 75,000 miles, leather, 6 speed manual, sunroof, alloy wheels, excellent condition, $13,750 (937)473-3293

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SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-274 Bank of America, NA vs. Jennifer R. Carnes, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on December 12, 2012 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-028460 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 774, Page 722 Also known as: 646 South Roosevelt Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Lori N. Wight, Attorney 11/09, 11/16, 11/23-2012 2337194

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-552 PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Rosemary M. Inman, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on December 19, 2012 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Covington, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: H19-011463 Prior Deed Reference: Book 105, Page 249 Also known as: 405 Valor Drive, Covington, Ohio 45318 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Ninety Thousand and 00/100 ($90,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Mark P. Herring, Attorney 11/16, 11/23, 11/30-2012

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-555 JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA vs. Brian M. Ross, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on December 12, 2012 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-017460 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 657, Page 064 Also known as: 112 East Grant Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Thirty Six Thousand and 00/100 ($36,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Maria Divita, Attorney 11/09, 11/16, 11/23-2012

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-501 JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA vs. Jeremy K. Deaton, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on December 12, 2012 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-059240 Prior Deed Reference: File No. 2009OR-15874, on November 9, 2009 Also known as: 204 Maryville Lane, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($57,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Douglas A. Haessig, Attorney 11/09, 11/16, 11/23-2012

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-250 MainSource Bank - Ohio vs. Jamie R. Jones, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on December 12, 2012 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-018400 Also known as: 456 Riverside Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty One Thousand and 00/100 ($51,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Erik Stock, Attorney 11/09, 11/16, 11/23-2012 2337203

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-572 Bank of America, NA vs. Dodi M. Love, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on December 12, 2012 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Brown, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: B04-014900 Prior Deed Reference: Affidavit, Instrument 2012OR06349. Filed May 11, 2012 Also known as: 10275 Burr Oak New Hope Road, Fletcher, Ohio 45326 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Ninety Thousand and 00/100 ($90,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Charles V. Gasior, Attorney 11/09, 11/16, 11/23-2012

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-666 Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Sean A. Marshall, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on December 12, 2012 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-078604 Also known as: 457 Staunton Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Fifty Thousand and 00/100 ($150,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Matthew Murtland, Attorney 11/09, 11/16, 11/23-2012

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-195 MortgageIT, Inc vs. Mary Lou Kindell, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on December 12, 2012 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Washington, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: M40-019475 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 769, Page 916 Also known as: 4780 West Miami-Shelby Road, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Two Hundred Thirteen Thousand and 00/100 ($213,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Craig A. Thomas, Attorney 11/09, 11/16, 11/23-2012

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SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-364 Bank of America, NA vs. Kimberly Willey, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on December 19, 2012 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Covington, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: H19-006540 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 621, Page 634 Also known as: 616 North High Street, Covington, Ohio 45318 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Eight Thousand and 00/100 ($68,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Tyler G. Shank, Attorney 11/16, 11/23, 11/30-2012 2339403

NOTICE TO BIDDERS FOR THE PURCHASE OF SCHOOL BUSES

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Sealed proposals will be received by the Piqua City School Board of Education of Piqua, Ohio. Bids will be opened in the second floor Board Room at the Board of Education Office Building located at 719 E. Ash Street, at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, December 7, 2012. At that time, proposals will be opened by the Treasurer of Said Board as provided by law for two new 2014, 84 passenger transit style buses, according to the specifications of said Board of Education. All bids must state that buses comply with all safety regulations and current Minimum Standards for School Bus Construction of the Department of Education adopted by and with the Director of Highway Safety pursuant to Section 4511.76 of the Ohio Revised Code and all other State and Federal provisions of law. Specifications and instructions to bidder may be requested from the office of the District Business Coordinator, Piqua, Ohio. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Please call (937) 773-4321 with further questions. By the order of the Piqua Board of Education Bob Luby, President Jeff Price, Treasurer 11/23, 11/30-2012 2339729

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO Case No.: 12 CV 00586 Judge: Christopher Gee GMAC Mortgage, LLC Plaintiff, -vs-

Verl V. Van DeGrift aka Verl V. Vandegrift, et al. Defendants.

LEGAL NOTICE IN SUIT FOR FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGE

Verl V. Van DeGrift aka Verl V. Vandegrift and Jane Doe, name unknown, spouse of Verl V. Van DeGrift aka Verl V. Vandegrift, whose last known address is 110 North Pearl Street, Covington, OH 45318, and the unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, executors, administrators, spouses and assigns and the unknown guardians of minor and/or incompetent heirs of Verl V. Van DeGrift aka Verl V. Vandegrift, all of whose residences are unknown and cannot by reasonable diligence be ascertained, will take notice that on the 6th day of September, 2012, GMAC Mortgage, LLC filed its Complaint in the Common Pleas Court of Miami County, Ohio in Case No. 12 CV 00586, on the docket of the Court, and the object and demand for relief of which pleading is to foreclose the lien of plaintiff's mortgage recorded upon the following described real estate to wit: Property Address: 110 North Pearl Street, Covington, OH 45318 and being more particularly described in plaintiff's mortgage recorded in Mortgage Book 1809, page 467, of this County Recorder's Office.

All of the above named defendants are required to answer within twenty-eight (28) days after last publication, which shall be published once a week for three consecutive weeks, or they might be denied a hearing in this case. Joseph M. Henkel, Trial Counsel Ohio Supreme Court Reg. #0084962 LERNER, SAMPSON & ROTHFUSS Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 5480 Cincinnati, OH 45201-5480 (513) 241-3100 attyemail@lsrlaw.com 11/16, 11/23, 11/30-2012

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1. Keep the tree in a cool, shady place like the garage or porch until ready to bring indoors to decorate. 2. Saw a thin disk (1/2 to 1 inch) off the trunk prior to placing the tree in a water-holding stand. 3. Make the cut perpendicular to the axis of the stem, NOT in a v-shape or at angles. The tree will “drink” its water through the layer between the bark and wood. If you shave the bark off of the trunk the tree will not be able to absorb water. 4. Place the tree in its water-holding stand within two hours after making the cut to the trunk. When a tree is cut it will naturally form a seal of sap over it’s stump to keep moisture in the tree. You must break the seal to allow the tree to once again “drink” the water needed to keep it fresh throughout the holidays. 5. Your stand must be able to hold enough water for the size of the tree. A good rule of thumb is a one-quart capacity for every inch of diameter of the trunk. 6. Water temperature makes no difference.

None Fresher than FULTONS! FREE Horse drawn wagon rides on weekends! You Cut Your Own. We provide saws, shake and net wrap

Nov. 23 - Dec. 22 10am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving

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MSRP.....................................................$41,405 Troy Ford Discount ...................................$2,012 Factory Rebate.........................................$2,000 Black Friday Discount............................$2,326

MSRP.....................................................$41,805 Troy Ford Discount ...................................$2,012 Factory Rebate.........................................$2,000 Black Friday Discount............................$2,394

BUY FOR $29,158 BUY FOR $31,596 BUY FOR $35,067 BUY FOR $35,399

SAVE $7,677 SAVE $8,564 SAVE $6,338 SAVE $6,406

NEW 2013 FORD F150 NEW 2013 FORD Fiesta S MSRP.....................................................$24,665 Troy Ford Discount....................................$1,270 Factory Rebate.........................................$1,000 Black Friday Discount...............................$710

Regular Cab, #1251T

MSRP.....................................................$13,995 Troy Ford Discount.......................................$255 Factory Rebate............................................$250 Black Friday Discount...............................$491

#1285

BUY FOR $12,999

BUY FOR $21,685

SAVE $2,980 SAVE $996 NEW 2013 FORD Focus S NEW 2012 FORD Fusion SE NEW 2013 FORD Escape S NEW 2013 FORD Edge SE

MSRP.....................................................$17,290 Troy Ford Discount ......................................$671 Factory Rebate.........................................$1,500 Black Friday Discount...............................$495

#1282T

#1151T

#1116

#1220

MSRP.....................................................$25,185 Troy Ford Discount ...................................$1,509 Factory Rebate.........................................$2,500 Black Friday Discount...............................$732

MSRP.....................................................$23,295 Troy Ford Discount ......................................$888 Factory Rebate.........................................$1,000 Black Friday Discount...............................$674

MSRP.....................................................$28,350 Troy Ford Discount ...................................$1,103 Factory Rebate.........................................$2,500 Black Friday Discount...............................$826

BUY FOR $14,624 BUY FOR $20,444 BUY FOR $20,733 BUY FOR $23,921

SAVE $2,666 SAVE $4,741 SAVE $2,562 SAVE $4,429

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UP TO O*R 60 MOS.

1.9%

UP TO * 72 MOS.

*Available on Most New Fords with Approved Credit through Ford Motor Credit.

• 12 Month/12,000 Mile Comprehsive Limited Warranty Coverage • 7 Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty Coverage • 172 Point Inspection by Certified Mechanics • Vehicle History Report • 24 Hour Roadside Assistance • A Full Tank of Fuel, Fresh Oil and Filter and Wiper Blades at Delivery

2010 FORD F150 XLT 2011 FORD FUSION SEL 2009 FORD FLEX LIMITED 2012 FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

25,988 $17,653 $22,923 $32,379 $31,997

$ #5465T

#5316

#5359T

#5362T

#5381T

2012 FORD MUSTANG V6 2010 FORD FUSION SPORT 2010 FORD EDGE SPORT 2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT 2011 FORD TAURUS LIMITED

22,000

$ #5145

$ #5317

19,107 $23,000 $19,000 $22,440 #5482T

#5494T

#5453

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11/23/12