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congressional leaders to confront seemingly intractable taxand-spend issues. President Barack Obama will meet at the White House Friday with House and Senate leaders of both parties several hours after the deadline for averting the cuts, known in Washingtonspeak as a “sequester,” has passed. This would put the White House and Congress essentially in the position of looking past the cuts to the next looming fiscal showdown: A March 27 deadline to continue government operations or force a government shutdown.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the White House talks, arranged Tuesday, are designed to be a “constructive discussion” about how to keep the cuts from having harmful consequences. Obama has been calling for a mix of spending cuts and tax increases to achieve deficit reduction goals. The White House has warned that the $85 billion in cuts could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms and meat inspections. The cuts would slash domestic and defense spending, leading to forced unpaid days off for hun-

dreds of thousands of government workers. The impact won’t be immediate. Federal workers would be notified next week that they will have to take up to a day every week off without pay, but the furloughs won’t start for a month due to notification requirements. That will give negotiators some breathing room to keep working on a deal. The Senate planned to vote on a Democratic stop gap measPresident Barack Obama dur- ure on Thursday that would ing a speech about automatic forestall the automatic cuts defense budget cuts on Tuesday. See Obama/Page 2

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Moments in Time As part of the United States stabilization program in Nicaragua, Piqua High School graduate Marine Lt. Kenneth Benner was appointed chief of police of Managua in 1926.

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Effective at midnight tonight, texting while behind the wheel could result in a trip to traffic court with a possible $150 fine, plus court costs. In addition to fines, teenage offenders could face a license suspenion of up to 60 days. BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer wsanders@civitasmedia.com

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for adults and teens for multiple violations, but in addition teen offenders would also face a yearlong suspension of driving privileges. The new texting law address adults and teen drivers differently in others ways, too, including enforcement. For adult drivers an officer needs another reason to stop and cite violators, but drivers under the age of 18 can be stopped for texting or using a cell phone for any reason.

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Will casino revenue aid school budgets? BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff writer broyer@dailycall.com MIAMI COUNTY — Whether it was a wise decision to bring gambling facilities into the Buckeye State to offset a lagging budget remains to be seen as revenue from three of the four proposed casinos currently open began to arrive last summer. According to Miami County Auditor Matt Gearhardt in a Septem-

ber written correspondence, the county initially received $89,784.59 in July 2012. This was followed by $211,885.42 in October and $238,171.21 into the new year according to the Ohio Department of Taxation’s distribution list. Part of the state constitutional benefactor of the casino revenue will be public schools based on student population within the county as certified by the Ohio Department of Education. The amount the Piqua City

School district received, classified as Casino Revenue, was $77,242.25 according to Treasurer/CFO for the city schools Jeffrey Price looks good on paper but may not be the enormous windfall anticipated. “These dollars only amount to two tenths of one percent of our annual general fund revenue,” said Price in regards to the school district’s share and that the monies would go into the general fund to be

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PIQUA — Just how possible federal budget cuts may affect life in Piqua is still unknown. Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that the White House “pointed to Ohio,” home of House Speaker John Boehner, as one state that would be hit hard: $25.1 million in education spending and another $22 million for students with disabilities. Some 2,500 children from low-income families would also be removed from Head Start Programs. Piqua Superintendent Rick Hanes said the school district did not have any details at this time if federal cuts would affect Piqua teachers or other school funding. The district is getting ready to start construction on three new buildings this spring. Hopes are that cuts won’t affect staffing or programs. Other reports say cuts may slash funding for law enforcement programs, with about $455,000 in grants for law enforcement, prosecution and other crime-related programs. Piqua Chief of Police Bruce Jamison said it was “too soon to tell” how and if the city’s police department would be impacted at this time. He said he won’t know for sure until later this year. Jamison did say it would likely impact the amount of federal funding given to municipalities, and in his case the Piqua Police Department. Jamison noted the federal sequester would “drastically reduce” the amount of federal funding that law See Budget/Page 2

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TROY — Phillip Edward McQueen, 68, of Troy, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Baptist Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. He was born Feb. 4, 1945, in New Castle, Ind., to the late Elisha and Flora (Vaught) McQueen. His wife of 28 years, Lou Motter McQueen, survives. He also is survived by his brother and sister-inlaw, Greg and Kathy McQueen of Farmland, Ind.; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Braynt Lee of Modoc, Ind.; nieces, Amanda McQueen, Ellen Slama, Amy (Brett) Combs, Emily (Jeff) Hernly, Kelly (Brian) Randles, Kim (Jason) Click, and Stacy (Jordan) Williams; nephews, Alex Maul and Gerry Maul III; great-nieces and nephews, Kendell and Marisa Combs, and Jacob and Ryan Click; motherin-law, June Motter of Dayton; and sisters-inlaw, Barb (Gerry, Jr.) Maul of Centerville and Sandy (Ed) Adamson of East Liverpool. In addition to his parents, Phillip was preceded in death by his father-in-

l a w , Charles Motter. He was a graduate of Ball State University. Phillip was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church, Piqua, a member of Troy AMVETS Post No. 88, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Miami Aerie No. 971, Troy. He was an avid golfer, in addition to enjoying achieving a hole-in-one at Miami Shores Golf Course. He was a collector of Corvettes for many years and was a member of the National Corvette Owners Association. As a young man, he won many races at the Muncie and Indianapolis, Indiana Park drag Raceway strips. He was employed with Momar Inc., in Atlanta, Ga., as a chemical sales engineer. Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to AMVETS Post No. 88, 3449 Lefevre Road, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.

Barry Lynn Zimmerman LIVE OAK, Fla. — Barry Lynn Zimmerman, born and raised in Miami County, and more recently of Live Oak, Fla., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Barry, who was born June 8, 1950, graduated from Tippecanoe High School in 1968. Barry is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jane Zimmerman of Live Oak, Fla.; brothers, William Zimmerman of Casstown and Dennis Zimmerman of Jeff City, Mo.; sons, Brian Zimmerman of Huber Heights and David Zimmerman of Loxley, Ala.; daughter, Linda Gough of

Troy; two step daughters; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold L. Zimmerman; mother, Betty Jean Zimmerman; and brother, Kent Zimmerman. One of his greatest passions was sharing the gospel and helping others. He also loved bowling, softball and the outdoors. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Fletcher United Church, Methodist Fletcher. Calling hours will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the church.

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TROY — Rodney B. “Rod” Hinkle, 74, of Troy, passed away at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center, Troy. H e w a s b o r n May 9, 1938, in Eliz- HINKLE abeth, Pa., to the late Fred and Louie (Ault) Hinkle. His loving wife of 44 years, Joanne (Coney) Hinkle, survives. Other survivors include his three daughters, Barb (Tod) Bierly, Terry Shaw and Sandy Hinkle all of Troy; one brother, John Hinkle of Carnegie, Pa.; two sisters, Vella Anderson of Evans City, Pa., and Norma Forbes of Orleans, Ind.; his four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. who were the joy of his life, Eddie Bierly, Brandon Bierly, Katie Cruea, and Chelsea Cruea; Rylee McCuistion and Karter Schenck; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in

are against texting and driving did not do it themselves, we would not have an issue,” Jamison said. “But obviously, it still happens a lot.” Jamison said a portion of the law that targets teen drivers is necessary since they haven’t “matured in terms of judgement” in comparison to older, more experienced drivers. “Yesterday afternoon a teen pulled out of school texting and driving right in front of me,” said Jamison, who was in an unmarked police car at the time. He also added the police department does not have statistics regarding texting while driving, but

ELLENTON, Fla. — Frederick James “Jim” Siler, 87, of Ellenton, Fla., formerly of Piqua, died on Feb. 23, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion for the last 65 years. Survivors include his companion, June Kelly; daughter, Sandy and son-in-law, John Pella; brothers, Jack and Eddie Siler; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces

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said it’s much larger of a problem than just speeding or inattentive driving. “So we will still be out trying to stop people from driving bad,” Jamison said. “This is just one more way to enforce that.” As the new law now goes on the books tonight at midnight, Jamison said he has some advice for those who text and drive. “You need to be thinking when you get behind the wheel how awesome of a responsibility it is and what kind of damage you could do for not paying attention for any reason, cell phone or otherwise,” he said. “Take your driving seriously because it’s the one thing we do every day, and it’s too easy for bad things to happen.”

enforcement agencies receive, including grants used to hire additional personnel. Piqua City Manager Gary Huff states while wishing they knew more it is a “wait and see situation.” “Honestly, I don’t know what is being planned,” Huff said. “Whether it will affect grants, future road projects, that’s the only real places that I see we’ll be impacted.” Other cuts in funding that may affect Ohioans include defense spending, with the possibility of furloughs for civilian defense department employees and funding for Air Force operations would be cut by $3 million, some which may impact the Dayton area with Wright Patter-

government spending, but he also said he will not back down on his opposition to any new revenues. McConnell, along with House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, will attend meeting at the White House. “We can either secure those reductions more intelligently, or we can do it the president’s way with across-the board cuts. But one thing Americans simply will not accept is another tax increase to replace spending reductions we already agreed to,” said McConnell, R-Ky. Carney said Obama

also spoke briefly with congressional leaders Wednesday ahead of a ceremony in the Capitol to unveil a statue of civil rights heroine Rosa Parks. Obama and House Speaker John Boehner jointly led the unveiling, standing with the statue between them as they grasped and pulled in opposite directions on the braided cord that held the covering. With the cuts now imminent, the administration continued its campaign Wednesday to cast them in dire terms. Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared in the White House briefing room to detail what he de-

Obama Continued from page 1 through the end of the year. It would replace them with longer-term cuts to the Pentagon and cash payments to farmers, and by installing a minimum 30 percent tax rate on income exceeding $1 million. But Republicans oppose tax increases and will likely block the measure. Carney argued that such opposition would mean the cuts, known as a sequester in budget terms, would be the responsibility of Republicans. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Friday’s session will focus on ways to reduce

death by two brothers, Vivan “Bud” Hinand kle, Leonard Hinkle; and three sisters, Bonnie Anderson, Ruby White, and Susan Pettigrew. Rod retired as SFC from the U.S. Army having served from 1956 to 1978. During his Army career, he served two tours of duty in Germany, one tour in Korea, and two tours in Vietnam. Rod received the Bronze Star and two Army Accommodation Medals. He was a life member of the VFW Post No. 5436, AMVETS Post No. 88, and of the D.A.V. Chapter No. 98 ,where he also served as commander for 10 years. Rod later retired from Hobart Corp as second shift foreman. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, with Veterans Memorial Honor Guard at the graveside. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m.Friday at the funeral home. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.

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FORT LORAMIE — Curtis Wayne Hedrick, 62, of Eilerman Road, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes early Wednesday morning, Feb. 2 7 , 2013, at Hospice of D a y ton. H e w a s b o r n April 6, 1950, in Pars o n s , HEDRICK W. Va . , to the late, Richard B. Hedrick and V. Joane (Simmons) Fries of Sidney. On July 20, 1995, at Myrtle Beach, S.C., Curtis married Pauline S. (Barlage) Hedrick who survives. Also surviving are one Christine daughter, Henslee of Houston; two step children, Craig and Abby Bergman of Fort Loramie and Renee Bergman of Greenville, S.C.; two granddaughters, Amanda Henslee and Tiffany and Adam Lowry; step-grandchildren, Kaleb and Drew Bergman; two siblings, Kathy and Mark Smith of Purvis, Miss. and Mike and Patty Hedrick of Troy; father and mother-in-law, Allen and Odyne Barlage of Fort Loramie; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Elaine Barlage of Russia, Julie Barlage of Fort Loramie, Phyllis and Mike Turner of Fort Loramie, Sharon and Mike Freeman of Troy, Jeff Barlage of Russia as well as nunieces and merous nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, stepmother, Delores “Jo” Hedrick; step-father, Charles Fries; brother-inlaw, Mark Barlage; niece, Jennifer Smith; and nephew, Steven Hedrick. Curtis was a 1968 graduate of Piqua High School, and also studied at Wright State University where he obtained teacher education certification. In 2012, Mr. Hedrick retired from the Upper Valley JVS in Piqua, where he taught junior and senior electrical trades. He also taught evening electrical classes for adults. Previously, he had been employed at the former Miami Industries in Piqua. Curtis attended St. Michael Church with his family. He was a SAL member of the Fort. Loramie American Legion and had been a dedicated chicken fryer. Curt was also a member of the Minster Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 1391. In his leisure, Curt enjoyed golf. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie with Pastor Mark Hina presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, 28 p.m. and Saturday 9-10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to the Upper Valley Career Center USO, the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad or Fort Loramie Fire Department. Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.

a n d nephews. Besides wife his Kate, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Niswonger; three sons, Larry, Jimmy and Dennis, and grandson, Jim Patterson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. to respective public Arrangements were Continued from page 1 school district student made by National Crepopulations. Each public recorded as Unrestricted mation and Burial SociGrant-in-aid from State school district is to deterety, Sarasota, Fla. mine how its distribuResources. The Upper Valley Ca- tions are appropriated, reer Center was likewise but all must be used to a recipient of casino funds support primary and secwith Treasurer/CFO Paul ondary education. son Air Force Base em- Carpenter stating they The Department of ployees. were in the process of, Taxation will handle adrevenue, Environmental cuts “discussing ways to target ministering also are on the table, the money to enhance the compliance to all pertifunding that would nor- instructional technology nent state tax laws, as mally ensure clean water options available to stu- well as administrative rules and policies. But and air quality as well as dents in the classroom.” Allowance of the casi- the process is not a simprevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous nos was a hotly contested ple one for casino operawaste. Senior citizens also issue brought to the Nov. tors who must remit payments for the related may feel the squeeze, with 3, 2009 ballot as State taxes every business day Issue 3. The proposed concuts to local nutrition proto reflect a 24-hour gamgrams that pay for meals stitutional amendment al- ing period. Allocation to lowed for one casino in for the elderly. each of the cities of school districts is then Likewise, vaccination Cincinnati, Cleveland, done on a semi-annual programs for Ohio’s chil- Columbus, and Toledo, basis with the first havdren would fall on the with portions of the rev- ing begun in January of chopping block, with enue designated not only this year. This may all ring a faabout $344,000 in funding to public schools but the cut, leaving more than cities hosting the casinos, miliar bell as the revenue 5,000 children without law enforcement training, is specified as supplemenvaccines for diseases such the research and treat- tal funding, not supplant. as measles, mumps, ment of problem gam- Similar to how the state rubella, whooping cough, bling, and gambling lottery began in the 1980s where the revenue was influenza and Hepatitis B. operations. originally earmarked as The first two casinos in Reporters Beth Royer additional funds for Cleveland and Toledo and Will E Sanders conopened in May 2012, the schools only to become tributed to this report. Columbus casino in Octo- part of the state budget. ber, and the Cincinnati lo- This meant schools did cation is slated to open not have much to gain from the inception of the next month. As broken down by the state lottery and whether scribed as bad choices in Ohio Constitution, thirty- or not casino revenue will reducing assistance to four percent of the tax on fall into the same pattern schools and early child- gross casino revenue is to may be crystal ball readbe distributed among all ing or perhaps best dehood programs. “The only choice I can 88 counties in proportion scribed as a gamble. make would be to hurt fewer poor children and help more special needs kids, or do the opposite,” Duncan said. “It’s a nowin proposition.”

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Earlybirds line up in front on Readmore Hallmark in Piqua recently to purchase tickets to the secannual Piqua ond Dancing With the Stars event. Ticket sales started at 9 a.m. but patrons began lining up in front of the store by 5:30 a.m., in spite of singledigit temperatures. Tickets for the dinner performance were sold out in 15 minutes. The 2013 cast includes Amy Booher, Margaret French, Tony Lyons, Frank Patrizio, Sue Peltier, Randy Sever, Bob Jordan, and Cheryl Burkhardt. Their dance pro partners are Bill Hogston, David Siefring, Amy Garrett, Vicki Davis, Jim Davis, Scott Clark, Maria Hogston, and Dr. Kristene Clark. The eight couples will compete for the title and mirrored ball trophies April 6, at A Learning Place in Piqua. In anticipation of another immediate ticket sellout, two shows will be held again this season. An afternoon matinee and an evening dinner performance will take place, with the winners announced at the evening show.Contestants will be rehearsing and soliciting votes over the winter. Online votes may now be placed at the Piqua Arts Council’s website, www.piquaartscouncil.com, where event details, including contestant bios, can be seen. Tickets will go on sale in February. Proceeds benefit the Piqua Arts Council programs and educational efforts within the Piqua community, and votes are tax deductible.

School of the arts to host Irish dancer PIQUA —The Piqua School of the Arts will host national champion Irish dancer Shelia McGovern at 10 a.m. Saturday. McGovern will be teaching a workshop in preparation for an Irish dance presentation during the Piqua Arts Council’s Art Walk, scheduled for Friday, March 15.

Parents who have children interested in participating in the workshop should call the the school at (937) 606-2412 for more information and cost of registration. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost of the workshop also will include two rehearsals. Also during the Art Walk, the

Piqua School of the Arts will present GREEN POP ART, created by 12 art students, under the guidance of art director Heather Schaffer, Celtic Zumba by Sarah Jane Magateaux, and of course the fairies from spring Prokofiev’s Cinderella Ballet. New workshops during spring break include:

American Dream raffle underway PIQUA — The 2013 American Dream Raffle is underway and the first early bird drawing will be held March 14. The early bird drawings (March 14 and April 11) award $500 to each of 10 winners plus 2 winners of $1,000 each in exclusive past buyer drawings. The deadline to get in the March 14 drawing is 4 p.m. Tuesday March 12. The grand prize drawing of $100,000 cash is May 9. The American Dream Raffle began in 2003, and nine of the 10 past grand prize winners are residents of the Miami Valley. New in 2013 is the chance to win $1 million at no extra cost. More than 150 total prizes will be awarded. Additional details can also be found at www.american-

dreamraffle.com. More than 40 schools and charitable non-profit groups will benefit from this community fundraiser. Use a 3 digit code to get a 10 percent discount and directly benefit the charity of your choice. Groups benefitting include Lehman Catholic High School, St. Boniface and St. Mary parishes, A Special Wish Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities. A list of all benefitting groups can be found at www.americandreamraffle.c om/groups.htm. The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 19 with the purchase of a gold ticket. The ticket prices are: $49 for a bronze ticket (two chances to win), $99 for a silver ticket (five chances to win) and $129 for a gold ticket

(10chances to win). Once you purchase a ticket, you are eligible for each drawing and have the chance to win multiple times. Group purchasing of tickets is encouraged. All finances are handled, and all winners are selected, by the CPA firm Clark, Schaefer, Hackett. Orders can be placed via phone orders (1-800-970-3121), our secure on-line order process (www.AmericanDreamRaffle.com), or walk in to Lehman Catholic High School. The deadline to purchase is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. To receive a ticket order form with complete rules and regulations, call or email chairperson Pat Hearlihy at (937)206-4787 or phearlihy@aol.com.

• Tutu’s and Tea, for girls to create their own tutus and enjoy a tea party with friends. • Prom Prep also is scheduled for spring break and include how to begin planning, budgeting and practice walking and dancing in heels before the big night, and because beauty comes from within, learn nutrition, skin, nail and hair care tips. • A memory book workshop will be held March 22 will be presented by Brenda Karpinski. The workshop is open for all ages to create a memory book for prom, graduation, weddings or any special occasion.

Interested applicants must complete the scholarship application with required essay, references and official transcript sealed from the school,no later thanApril 1.Application packets can be obtained at the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, 326 N. Main St. or go online to www.piquaareachamber.com and click on Safety Council. Award recipient will be notified on or about mid-May 2013. Payment of award will be made in one installment and checks are made payable

to the schools.The mission of the Miami County Safety Council is to provide safety education and standards for all of its members. Through monthly luncheon meetings, the council offers companies a chance to share experiences and challenges that they face. Qualified speakers present topics related to protecting a workforce and staying informed about regulations. Companies interested in joining the MCSC can contact the Piqua Chamber for more information.

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Library seeking memorabilia PIQUA — The Piqua Public Library history department is seeking memorabilia from the Piqua Players theater group. The Piqua Players began performing in Mote Park in Piqua in 1951. The group flourished and it went on to perform three plays a year for more than 50 years. In more recent times, as happens to many hardworking volunteer organizations, participation lagged, and so did program attendance. The group eventually became unable to fulfill their mission and they disbanded in the early 2000s, leaving behind a wonderful history of local theatrical performances. “There’s a legacy here – the Piqua Players created a foundation for an apprecia-

tion of the arts in Piqua – and it would be a shame to allow that legacy to disappear,” said Gary Meek, local history coordinator for the Piqua Public Library. “We would like to include Piqua Players items in the archives at the library. These archives are available for research by historians, but they also serve as a snapshot of Piqua’s development over the years. The Piqua Players were certainly an important part of that development.” Donation of any memorabilia from the group is appreciated, including scrapbooks, programs, flyers, photos, etc. If you have any material you would like to donate, contact Meek at 773-6753, or email localhistory@oplin.org.

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Voting reform would end disgrace “ Church doesn’t need revolution T Commentary

Obama’s proposed voting commission under partisan fire from both sides.”

That recent headline in The Washington Post is hardly a surprise. Virtually every reasonable idea in the capital these days draws partisan fire from both sides. But if the extremes are agitated, the proposal probably has merit, and that’s true for the voting commission. As outlined by President Barack Obama last week in his State of the Union address, the commission will recommend remedies for a true national scandal: the onerous difficulties encountered by Americans who simply want to exercise their right to vote. A report by the Brennan Center for Justice described the scene last November this way: “Exceptionally long lines were not isolated to a single city or state ... In several polling places in Florida and Virginia, voters were still casting ballots at midnight, long after the presidential election had been called. COKIE AND STEVE In Pennsylvania and ROBERTS Ohio, election observers reported that long lines Columnists forced people to walk away without voting.” In a brilliant stroke, the White House convinced two of the nation’s leading experts on election law, Bob Bauer and Ben Ginsberg, to head the panel. Bauer is a Democrat who advised Team Obama, and Ginsberg is a Republican who worked for Mitt Romney’s campaign. They know all the tricks, and how they can be fixed. Normally, we’re not big fans of one more commission. But the issue of voting elicits such passionately partisan views that an independent and credible review of what ails the system could be quite useful.And the moment is right. As Dan Pfeiffer, a senior White House adviser, told The New York Times: “Election reform is always hard to do. But second-term presidents may be the only people who can do something like this, because they will never be on the ballot again.” In a particularly wrongheaded strategy, liberals have attacked the commission because Ginsberg has a long history of working with Republicans on election issues. The Daily Kos website even used a particularly vile obscenity to describe Ginsberg, who is widely respected in Washington legal circles. (He’s a law partner of Cokie’s brother.) But then the website indicts its own logic by conceding, “It is ... hard to see exactly what the administration can accomplish in the realm of election reform without a willing Congress.” Well, yeah. We have often accused conservatives of not being able to count, but liberals seem to have the same blind spot. Since Republicans control the House, it’s essential to have someone from the GOP -- like Ginsberg -- front and center in the reform effort. The conservative critique of the commission was expressed by Jason Gant, South Dakota secretary of state, who argued: “We don’t want to turn over the running of our elections to some bureaucrats in Washington.We want to keep that at the local level with local elected officials.” Fair enough; Washington rules are often rigid and wasteful. But those “exceptionally long lines” demonstrate that many states have failed their own citizens. And voting is such a basic right that federal intervention is justified when that right is being degraded. In Florida alone, more than 200,000 citizens may have been discouraged from voting by interminable delays, according to Ohio State professor Theodore Allen. Another election expert, professor Daniel Smith of the University of Florida, adds that minority voters “bore disproportionately the long lines that we all witnessed.” That’s a poll tax. That’s a disgrace. And in Florida and other states, the delays were at least partly deliberate, the result of a concerted attempt by conservative cadres to pass voter ID laws and other measures that actually made it harder, not easier, to vote.The authors say they were trying to prevent fraud, but their explanation is, well, a fraud, because electoral misconduct is negligible. The real reason: They were trying to prevent minorities, who tend to back Democrats, from voting. Now there are small signs of progress. In Florida, Republican Gov. Rick Scott has backed a reform package that would extend early voting days and expand the number of polling places. The measure passed a committee of the state legislature on a unanimous bipartisan vote. That’s exactly the sort of practical innovation the new commission should be looking at. Also on its plate: modernizing voter registration procedures to take advantage of online databases, and urging states to upgrade voting machines and hire more poll workers. The extremes are wrong. The commission is worth trying. The right to vote is meaningless if you have to wait hours to exercise it.

Church teachings on conhe pope has retraception: 37 percent, in nounced the papal Hasson’s findings, were unthrone. Long live the sure about the specifics. progressive pope! Such are “The 37 percent seems to the rallying cries from esconfirm the stories that tablishment voices wanting abound of Catholic women to see the Catholic Church who went to Mass every loosen up now that Pope week for years and to conBenedict XVI has decided to step down. But maybe peo- KATHRYN LOPEZ fession regularly, but never heard that contraception is ple should listen to the Columnist wrong. Similarly, how many Church’s actual views. have gone Catholics Mary Hasson from the Ethics and Public Policy Center has been through (extensive marriage prep in the doing some unique work looking into Church) by never heard word one about what Catholic women know and want the Church’s teaching on sexuality or from their Church. It’s scandalous and family planning,” she said. “Or perhaps yet not entirely surprising that she (they) heard some general teachings, found only 13 percent of Catholic women and then, with a wink, were told to folwho occasionally attend Mass accept low their consciences, with no further guidance about forming their conChurch teaching on contraception. It’s not a shock given that the average sciences.” A cover story in glossy New York magCatholic Mass goer is not exactly being taught the theology and even practical- azine recently dared to question the good ity of the Catholic teaching on sexual of the birth-control pill based on the morality. Catholics all too often see damage it had wrought on women’s lives Church teaching as a litany of “No”s and bodies. The one institution that prowhen, in fact, it is all about “Yes.” Yes to poses a radically different way might human dignity and happiness. Yes to the just have something to offer the world -respect for one another that comes from if it only taught it and lived it. Pope Benedict has been a teacher, first truly believing you are made in the and foremost, reintroducing a proposal image and likeness of God. “On the one hand, the number is that Christ himself offered. Men and small, no question,” Hasson acknowl- women living in service for love of God edges. “That 13 percent includes not only are good to have around. Enough with weekly churchgoers but also women who the campaign for less Catholicism in the attend less regularly, perhaps a few Catholic Church. How about a welcome times a year. However, if we look only at mat for a good and faithful shepherd women who attend Mass weekly, the per- who, with confidence and humility, centage accepting the Church’s teaching speaks with clarity about the teachings on contraception goes up, doubling (to 27 of the Catholic Church, “proposing the percent) among young women ages 18- good news of Jesus Christ to a disen34. That’s a sign of hope -- in spite of chanted world,” as George Weigel puts it decades of dissenting theologians, si- in his book “Evangelical Catholicism.” The disenchanted are everywhere, lence from the parish pulpit and distorted cultural messages about sex, even in the pews. And they want to be these women have heard the Church’s fed, they want to be engaged, they want teaching and embraced it. These women to be transformed. They don’t want more form a solid core of faithful Catholics of the same misery omnipresent in the who can attest to the personal benefits secular world. The world doesn’t need a of following the Church’s teaching on Gospel of misery but of hope. The Church has it, and we should expect the sexuality and family planning.” And despite the current conversation next pope to teach on, infused with a about women, contraception and reli- generous and contagious spirit of engious liberty that’s overtaken the gov- gagement. ernment’s federal health-care push, the Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large of media coverage has been such that most Americans still don’t quite know what National Review Online www.nationalall the fuss is about. Some Catholic review.com. She can be contacted at women have a similar relationship to klopez@nationalreview.com.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke sent a message Tuesday to Congress: The Federal Reserve’s lowinterest-rate policies are giving crucial support to an economy still burdened by high unemployment. The Fed chairman acknowledged the risks of keeping rates low indefinitely. But he expressed confidence that such risks pose little threat now. Delivering the Fed’s semiannual monetary report to Congress, Bernanke sought to minimize concerns that the central bank’s easy-money policies might cause runaway inflation later or dangerous bubbles in assets like stocks. He sought to reassure sometimes-skeptical senators that the Fed is monitoring potential threats and can defuse them before they hurt the economy. Several Fed policymakers said at their most recent meeting that the Fed might have to scale back its bond purchases because of the risks. Those comments, contained in minutes released last week, fanned speculation that the Fed might soon allow long-term borrowing rates to rise. Stock prices fell sharply. But Bernanke gave no signal that the Fed might shift away from its low-interest-rate policy. He said its aggressive program to buy $85 billion a month in Treasurys and mortgage bonds had kept borrowing costs low. And that, in turn, has helped strengthen sectors such as housing and autos, he said. budget policy, On Bernanke urged Congress to replace the automatic spending cuts due to start Friday with more gradual reductions in budget deficits in the short run. He noted that the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the automatic spending cuts that take effect Friday would shave growth by 0.6 percentage point this year. “Congress and the administration should consider replacing the sharp, front-loaded spending cuts required by the sequestration with policies that reduce the federal deficit more gradually in the near term but more substantially in the longer run,” Bernanke said.

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Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner, ward5comm@piquaoh.org, 773-7929 (home) ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner, ward1comm@piquaoh.org, 773-2778 (home) ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner, ward2comm@piquaoh.org, 773-8217 ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner, ward3comm@piquaoh.org, 778-0390 ■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner, ward4comm@piquaoh.org, 773-3189 ■ City Manager Gary Huff, ghuff@piquaoh.org, 778-2051 ■ Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; commissioners@comiami.oh.us ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by email at ■ State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio stevecokie@gmail.com. Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio

43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: SD05@sen.state.oh.us ■ State Rep. Richard Adams, 79th District, House of Representatives, The Riffe Center, 77 High St. 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-8114, Fax: (614) 719-3979; district79@ohr.state.oh.us ■ Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418 (877) 767-6446, (614)466-2655; ■ David Yost, State Auditor, 88 E. Broad St., 5th floor, Columbus, OH 43215, 800-282-0370 or 614-466-4514 ■ Mike DeWine, State Attorney General, 30 E.Broad St., Columbus, OH 43266, (614) 466-4320 ■ U.S. Rep. John Boehner, 8th District, 12 S. Plum St., Troy, OH 45373, 3391524 or (800) 582-1001 U.S. House Office, Washington, D.C., 1020 Longworth, HOR, 20515 ■ U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-2315 ■ U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, 338 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington,

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Man begins to regret giving his ex-wife a place to stay DEAR ABBY: My exwife cheated on me five years ago. She ran off with a nonworking criminal type and has been bouncing from place to place with this bozo ever since. When they and their 3year-old became homeless two weeks ago, all of a sudden she showed up at my door shoeless and with their son in a diaper. She said her boyfriend was abusive and asked to stay with me until she finds a place. I agreed under the provision that she not see this guy. I am a hard-working single father of two. I know my heart is two sizes too big for my own good sometimes, and I don’t want to be taken advantage of. Abby, did I make the right choice? Or should I have told her she was not

welcome and turned her and her son away? I really feel I shouldn’t have to help her, and she should rely on her loser boyfriend — who she has started seeing again. I need guidance and your expert advice. Am I an idiot? — CONFUSED DEAR CONFUSED: You’re not an idiot; you’re a pushover. Your ex has already broken the agreement she made when you let her in. The situation is not going to get better; it will only become more complicated. You have helped her for two weeks. Now it’s time to direct her to a shelter that can help her get her life back together and give her son a stable home. Your responsibility for her welfare ended when she left you

for another man. DEAR ABBY: I just finished reading the letter from “Cafe Crazy” (Jan. 4), about the woman changing the baby on the restaurant’s table. You advised that she should have taken the baby to the ladies’ room to change it on a changing table there, and if there wasn’t one, there should be. I am a stay-at-home father and many times have had to resort to an awkward changing table alternative to accomplish the task (though never a restaurant table) as there are very few changing tables in men’s rooms. In these dynamic, diverse and changing economic times, the ability to stay home and raise my children has been awesome,

and I would do it over again in a heartbeat. It has been hard, however, because society still assumes that raising children is a woman’s job. Not only should there have been a changing table in the ladies’ room, but also one in the men’s room. Abby, please help us proud papas to raise our children with the same facilities allowed the mommas of the world! — GRANT IN SUNNYVALE, CALIF.

sexes, as far away as Denmark. Although some men’s restrooms are equipped with changing tables, not all are — and they should be. Another solution is a “family” restroom; however, many establishments have neither the money nor the room to install a third one. DEAR ABBY: Something has been bothering me and I’d like your opinion. If a group of people goes out to eat together, and no one wants to order dessert except one person, is it rude for that person to keep everyone else waiting and watching while he/she orders and eats the dessert? — CHECK, PLEASE

DEAR GRANT: I apologize, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to not only help fathers everywhere to raise their children, but also to raise consciousness where it is needed. Since the letter from “Cafe DEAR CHECK, Crazy” was printed, I have heard from parents of both PLEASE: It’s not rude if

■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

Let's say you're declarer at a slam and that if a certain finesse succeeds, you'll make the contract. If your only way to make the slam is to rely on the finesse, you are said to have a 50 percent chance. But in some deals you can do much better than to stake the outcome on a finesse. A different line of

gives him two chances instead of just one to make the slam. He wins the first club with dummy's jack and leads the four of spades toward his hand! As it happens, this one play solves all of South's problems. Since East has the queen of spades, declarer is now sure to score three spade tricks instead of two and so make the slam. But the great advantage of this play is that even if West turned up with the queen

Advice you first ask the others in the group if they would mind, and they wanted to chat over coffee. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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PIQUA — Lenten fish fries at St. Mary Church in Piqua will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Dinner consists of all the fish you can eat along with french fries, cole slaw or applesauce, roll, and coffee. Baked fish also will be available. “New” this year will be macaroni and cheese as a substitute for fries. Desserts and soft drinks are sold a-la-carte. Prices are $8 for adults; $6.50 for seniors; $5.50 for children 12 and under. Carryouts also are available for $7.

Shabbat services slated PIQUA — Congregation Anshe Emeth will be holding Shabbat services at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9. Services will be conducted by rabbinic intern Marc Kasten at the synagogue located at 320 Caldwell St., Piqua. For further information see the website at www.ansheemeth.org or call 937547-0092.

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Ladies of Harmony as their 2013 Dinner Theater production. This comedy will bring the audience much laughter as six church ladies meet to plan a small funeral dinner for a man they despised. They engage in gossip and during their conversations reveal several secrets about themselves. The big surprise comes the day of the funeral dinner when an unexpectedly large crowd arrives at the dinner and the ladies endure some very embarrassing moments. Those who attend will be greeted with valet parking, a wide variety of freshly prepared salads, entrees and desserts as well as wholesome entertainment that highlights the talents that exist within the congregation. The dates for this comedy are March 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 6 p.m. The cost of the dinner buffet and play is $22. The play only, with dessert to follow, is March 3 at 2 p.m., cost is $12. Cost for children 10 and under is half price. Reservations may be made by calling Brenda Coblentz at (937) 548-1895 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. Proceeds from the dinner theater production will help support Oakland’s outreach projects. Oakland Church is located 2 and half miles north of Gettysburg.

PIQUA — steak supper for St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church will host its annual steak dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, March 16. The church is Lenten program located at 500 N. Downoffered ing St. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for chilTROY — Trinity Episdren. copal Church, 60 S. Dorset, Troy, will host a five-week intergeneraRecovery tional Lenten program, Feb. 20, and meeting slated beginning continuing through SIDNEY — The Sidney March 15, the Wednesday First Church of the before Palm Sunday. ConNazarene will host a Cele- gregations from the “Corbrate Recovery (CR) meet- ridor Churches” of St. ing at 6:30 p.m. on James, Piqua and St. Thursdays. CR is a recovery Mark’s, Sidney, are inprogram to help people deal cluded. A light supper, for with hurt, habit or hang-up, a donation, will be proincluding from divorce, re- vided. There will be crafts jection or betrayal. Habits for children and a discusmay include gambling, sion for adults. Supper drugs, pornography or alco- will be 5:30-6 p.m. Activhol. Hang-ups may include ity time will last until depression, negativity or 6:45 p.m., and will focus anger. The program is open on the subject Praying All to anyone age 18 and above the Time, describing how and is offered free of charge. prayer can be expressed The CR program focuses by all ages in many difon the future, not the past. ferent ways. The public is Participants are encouraged invited. If planning to atto accept responsibility for tend, call the church oftheir actions. Growth in the fice, 335-7747. The context of small groups is regular Wednesday halfemphasized. hour Celtic evening servAt CR meetings, music ice begins at 7 p.m. All are and messages all dealing welcome to attend. with the various issues of recovery. The leaders of CR have numerous years experience in song leading and public speaking. Those interested in more information on CR, may go crsidney.com or email questions to crsidney@yahoo.com.

Emotional send-off from doting crowd BY NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional send-off Wednesday from an estimated 150,000 people at his final general audience in St. Peter’s Square, recalling moments of “joy and light” during his papacy and also times of difficulty when “it seemed like the Lord was sleeping.” The crowd, many toting banners saying “Grazie!” (“Thank you!”), jammed the piazza to bid Benedict farewell and hear his final speech as pontiff. In this appointment, which he has kept each week for eight years to teach the world about the Catholic faith, Benedict thanked his flock for respecting his retirement, which takes effect Thursday. Benedict clearly enjoyed the occasion, taking a long victory lap around the square in an open-sided car and stopping to kiss and bless half a dozen children handed to him by his secretary. Seventy cardinals, some tearful, sat in solemn attendance — then gave him a standing ovation at the end of his speech. Benedict made a quick exit, foregoing the typical session meet-and-greet that follows the audience as if to not prolong the goodbye. Given the historic moBenedict also ment, changed course and didn’t produce his typical professorial Wednesday catechism lesson. Rather, he made his final public appearance in St. Peter’s a personal one, explaining once again why he was becoming the first pope in 600 years to resign and urging the faithful to pray for his successor. “To love the church means also to have the courage to take difficult, painful decisions, always keeping the good of the church in mind, not oneself,” Benedict said to thundering applause. He noted that a pope has no privacy: “He belongs always and forever to everyone, to the whole church.” But he promised

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Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday. Pope Benedict XVI greeted the Catholic masses in St. Peter’s Square Wednesday for the last time before retiring, making several rounds of the square as crowds cheered wildly and stopping to kiss a half-dozen children brought up to him by his secretary. that in retirement he would not be returning to private life — instead taking on a new experience of service to the church through prayer. He recalled that when he was elected pope on April 19, 2005, he questioned if God truly wanted it. “‘It’s a great burden that you’ve placed on my shoulders,’” he recalled telling God. During his eight years as pope, Benedict said he had had “moments of joy and light, but also moments that haven’t been easy ... moments of turbulent seas and rough winds, as has occurred in the history of the church when it seemed like the Lord was sleeping.” But he said he never felt alone, that God always guided him, and he thanked his cardinals and colleagues for their support and for “understanding and respecting this important decision.” The pope’s eight-year tenure has been beset by the clerical sex abuse scandal, discord over everything from priestly celibacy to women’s ordination, and most recently the betrayal by his own butler who stole his private papers and leaked them to a journalist.0 Under a bright sun and blue skies, the square was overflowing with pilgrims and curiosity-seekers. Those who couldn’t get in picked spots along the main boulevard leading to the square to watch the event on giant TV screens. About 50,000 tickets were requested for Benedict’s final master class. In the end, the Vatican estimated

that 150,000 people flocked to the farewell. “It’s difficult — the emotion is so big,” said Jan a 53-year-old Marie, Roman in his first years as a seminarian. “We came to support the pope’s decision.” chants of With “Benedetto!” erupting often, the mood was far more buoyant than during the pope’s final Sunday blessing. It recalled the jubilant turnouts that often accompanied him at World Youth Days and events involving his predecessor, Pope John Paul II. Benedict has said he decided to retire after realizing that, at 85, he simply didn’t have the “strength of mind or body” to carry on. “I have taken this step with the full understanding of the seriousness and also novelty of the decision, but with a profound serenity in my soul,” Benedict told the crowd. Benedict will meet Thursday morning with cardinals for a final time, then fly by helicopter to the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo south of Rome. There, at 8 p.m., the doors of the palazzo will close and the Swiss Guards in attendance will go off duty, their service protecting the head of the Catholic Church over — for now. Many of the cardinals who will choose Benedict’s successor were in St. Peter’s Square for his final audience. Those included retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony, the object of a grass-roots campaign in the U.S. to persuade him to recuse himself for having covered

up for sexually abusive priests. Mahony has said he will be among the 115 cardinals voting on who the next pope should be. “God bless you,” Mahony said when asked by television crews about the campaign. Also in attendance Wednesday were cardinals over 80, who can’t participate in the conclave but will participate in meetings next week to discuss the problems facing the church and the qualities needed in a new pope. “I am joining the entire church in praying that the cardinal electors will have the help of the Holy Spirit,” Spanish Cardinal Julian Herranz, 82, said. Herranz has been authorized by the pope to brief voting-age cardinals on his investigation into the leaks of papal documents that exposed corruption in the Vatican administration. Vatican officials say cardinals will begin meeting Monday to decide when to set the date for the conclave. But the rank-and-file faithful in the crowd weren’t so concerned with the future; they wanted to savor the final moments with the pope they have known for years. “I came to thank him for the testimony that he has given the church,” said Maria Cristina Chiarini, a 52-year-old homemaker who traveled by train from Lugo in central Italy with about 60 members of her parish. “There’s nostalgia, human nostalgia, but also comfort, because as a Christian we have hope. The Lord won’t leave us without a guide.”

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‘The Company’ receives third place BY SUMMER LITTLEJOHN Staff Writer PIQUA — Piqua High School Show Choir, The Company, competed at Twinsburg, on Feb. 23. During the day show, they won in their Class C division, and re-

ceived 3rd place during the finals show. They also won best stage crew, best costumes, and Kyler Holland, a senior at Piqua High School, won best performer. “The morning show was very focused and professional,” said

Tom Westfall, director.”We went on last in finals at 11:15 p.m., so that made it a long day.” The next competition for The Company is in Solon, with a 3:15 p.m. performance. “Our biggest competition is Clover Hill from Virginia, Ohio,”

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Westfall said. “It’s always exciting to see big show choirs from different states, and the venue is really cool.” Piqua Show Choir has never performed at Solon’s venue before, and Westfall is excited to let his students participate.

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SHADE BY MEGAN JONES Staff Writer PIQUA — Neil Shade, a physics teacher at Piqua High School, has decided to retire at the end of the school year.

Shade went to high school at Milton-Union and attended multiple universities, including Bowling Green State University, Wright State University and the University of Dayton, where he obtained his master’s degree. After college, Shade got a job at Northmont Schools, where he taught for 12 years. He then came to Piqua High School and continued his teaching for another 24 years. Over the years, he has taught a variety of classes including freshman general math, algebra, geometry, physics and AP physics. Shade has been married to his wife Linda

Shade for 38 years. They have two children. They are also blessed with five grandsons. “I really enjoy teaching and I’ll miss associating with teenagers,” Shade said. “It keeps old people, like me, young at heart. I’ll also miss doing all of the exciting physics demonstrations that students haven’t seen before. However, I won’t miss getting up at 5:30 a.m. I am not a morning person at all.” After retirement, Shade plans on playing with his grandchildren more often, playing golf, traveling, doing projects around the house, and reading more.

Book club to begin BY MAKYLIE KILLIAN Staff Writer PIQUA — The book club will have its first meeting today with Nicholas Neary in room 103 to discuss what will be the first reading selection of the month. The club is designed for those ecstatic readers who have a voracious thirst for dissecting rhetorical devices, or those who desire to find enthusiasm in the pages of books.

Among some ideas for future reading would be Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. Students and staff are welcome to join the club and attend meetings, along with proposing a multitude of reading suggestions. “I think a good book club selection is determined by group interest, applicability to a wide

Shade enthusiastically mentioned, “I have a stack of books at home I have been putting off reading, and I can’t wait to read them.” Shade has been a favorite school-wide teacher for years. Students will remember his legendary story telling and his exciting teaching methods the most. Students who have had Shade as a teacher can spend hours reminiscing over the various stories and demonstrations that occurred in their classes. Annie Finfrock, a senior in his AP Physics class stated, “He always manages to make our class fly by so quickly but

variety of people, and an exploration of relevant themes. I think these three books, among others I have chosen, expose readers to a great story, but also open up discussion of relevant issues and ideas,” Neary said. Those who join the book club will have to find a way to obtain reading materials if there are not enough for everyone, whether this be sharing, or purchasing a novel. Members will have a month to read the entire book, and be ready for discussion at the following meeting. Discussions will be the groups’ analyzation of

at the same time, we learn a lot of physics material.” James Rhynard, also a senior in Shade’s AP Physics class, said, “I like his story telling and his great teaching abilities. He is, by far, the best teacher I have ever had.” Andrea Ferree, senior, agreed and said, “He knows how to make everyone feel intelligent because he is so good at explaining material.” Cara Long, senior, said, “Yeah, he gets along with all of his students so well and knows how to connect with people. He is more than just a teacher, and he is definitely one of my all-time favorites.”

the book, and the exploration of admissible themes. “I think the best thing about starting a book club for students is that it provides an outlet for those avid readers in the school to explore and share their interest,” Neary said. “Furthermore, I think it will give students and staff an opportunity to interact beyond the confines of the classroom. I hope that the club deepens the understanding of relevant texts, opens them up to new ideas, and allows them a forum to express their own opinions.”

FITZNER BY ROBBY BLOOM Staff Writer PIQUA — The student of the week for the week of Feb. 25 through March 1 is Zach Fitzner. Fitzner, son of Melissa Keith, was nominated by Nick Neary for showing respect, responsibility and diligence. “Zach continues to challenge himself and the rest of the class by engaging in thoughtful discussion and going beyond what is required. His dedication and diligence are a constant reminder to me of why I love teaching,” Neary said. Fitzner participates in track and field, cross country, and the speech and debate club. After high school he plans to either get a job and then go to college for pastoral ministering, or get a job and take care of his general education credits.

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RCIA: a big decision BY ELLIE CAIN Lehman is a Catholic community, just like any other, that is filled with those not Catholic and those who are. We are blessed with great teachers who explain the faith in easy ways for us to understand. Over the years at Lehman, some non-Catholic students have been blessed with God’s call to the Catholic faith. Those students include current seniors Pierce Bennett and Sloane Glover, and myself, a junior, Ellie Cain. It takes a lot of courage to make this decision and to follow through with it. “I feel at home in the Catholic Church and it is an awesome experience,” said Bennett. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) contains four stages that help initiate adults into the understanding of the Church. The first step is the inquiry stage. The main point of the first step is just to explore and develop a little understanding of the faith and what it entails. The second stage is learning about the faith. For catechumens, those who have not received the graces of baptism, this is to introduce them and explain what baptism in the Catholic Church means, also to teach about the other important graces of Confirmation and Eucharist. For candidates, those who have already been baptized, this time is to explain the other sacraments. The third stage is getting ready for rebirth into the church. This stage of intense reflection calls you to deeper conversion in preparation for your renewal at Easter. This is what the season of Lent is for, but it has a special intensity for you this year as you're entering the Church and receiving the sacraments of initiation. The last stage of the RCIA is meant for reflecting on the mysteries of the Mass. It is called mystagogy, and it particularly tries to focus on the mystery of the Eucharist. It is meant to help you appreciate the center of Catholicism. “I had been thinking about joining for awhile, and Father Hess approached me and said, ‘Hey, you should try RCIA classes’ so I figured it was time,” said Glover. The religion classes at Lehman have prepared us with an amazing amount of knowledge about the Church that we never realized until we attended the classes. RCIA is a great program that helps you discover the goodness in the Catholic Church and helps you realize that the church stands for many things. That’s why it is good to stand strong in your faith and set good examples for others to come.

McGreevy’s many managements BY JULIA HARRELSON Kathy McGreevy is one of the many people who work “behind the scenes” at Lehman to make sure everything runs smoothly. She is the business manager here and is a valuable asset to the school. But what was her life before Lehman? McGreevy was born in Nelsonville, but was raised in Crooksville, a town in southeast Ohio. She attended grade school and high school in the Southern Local School District and was a very involved student. She was a cheerleader and member of National Honor Society. She played softball and was in many business clubs. She even won a typing contest at the state level! After high school, she attended Franklin University in Columbus, majoring in accounting. She only took classes at night because she worked a full time job as a data entry clerk at Motorist Mutual Insurance Company. Before finishing, she got married and had her first child, Kayleen, in 1980. She finished her education at Edison Community College in 1989. McGreevy has four children — Kayleen (LHS ’98), Kendra (LHS’00), Karissa (LHS ’02), and Joe, who is a sophomore this year. “It was never a question where I was going to send my children,” she said. “I had connections to Lehman earlier in life and I loved it! There are great teachers and I love the Catholic atmosphere.” Not only has she supported Lehman through her work, but she also helped with the costumes and flags when her daughters were in the band and musicals. She also likes to cook and bake and is an excellent seamstress. She has made bridesmaids dresses and even wedding gowns! If you see McGreevy in the halls, don’t be afraid to say hello. You will be sure to receive a warm smile and a “hi” in return.

Lehman’s lovely leads BY EMILY HOERSTEN Practices are becoming more frequent for the cast of Lehman’s upcoming musical, Guys and Dolls. With the musical on April 11, 12, and 13, two of the leads are definitely noticing the increase in time and effort. Senior Danny Davis is playing the role of Sky Masterson, the leader of the crapshooters, who is quite the ladies man. Though Davis tried out for the part, the fact that he had a 40-minute callback with Nick Neumeier and John Schmiesing made him uncertain he would get it. He loves the part and is very excited to play the role. Davis said, “Guys and Dolls is really funny and I like the story line. It will be hard to outdo last year’s musical but this one could go above and beyond.” Right now, his favorite song is “Luck be a Lady,” but in the upcoming weeks, he could change his mind. Davis has a strong musical past, participating in Lehman musicals his sophomore and junior years. He also sang in choir in junior high and, once at Lehman, he was in Cavalier Choir his freshman year and Limelighters his junior year. Senior Millie Wildenhaus is playing opposite Davis in the role of leading lady Sarah Brown. Sarah is a Salvation Army missionary whose main goal is to convince the sinners of the city to repent. As the musical progresses, she falls in love with someone she never expected she would. Wildenhaus said, “I am extremely excited to be in a leading role this year! The last three years of hard work have really paid off.” Her favorite scene is the one containing the song “If I Were a Bell.” Wildenhaus also has had a lot of music training. She has been in Music Warehouse, a summer music revue in Piqua, for eight years. At Lehman, she has been a member of the Limelighters and in musical all four years. Her first two years, she also participated in Cavalier Choir. With so much talent involved in the musical, Guys and Dolls is sure not to disappoint. Join Danny and Millie and the rest of the cast on April 11, 12, and 13 to see for yourself.


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Miami East FFA students recently participated in the sub-district public speaking event at Anna High School. Pictured abov are, front row, left to right, Madeline Davis, Haley Etherington, Miranda Maggert, and Casey Copeland, Back row, left to right, Olivia Edgell, Kendra Beckman and Nathan Teeters. Miranda Maggert, Haley Etherington, and Madeline Davis competed in the Creed II Contest. This contest is open to all first year members of the FFA who are sophomores, juniors, or sen-

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University has announced its dean’s list for the fall term. Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list. Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 based on 20 semester hours received distinction for continued high achievement, indicated by *.

PIQUA — Business Professionals of America (BPA) members from the Upper Valley Career Center were recently honored for their efforts at Region 15 Competitive Events at an Awards Ceremony held Tolles Career and Technical Center, Plain City. Students from Upper Valley Career Center, Springfield Clark CTC, Greene County Career Center, Tolles Career and Technical Center and their affiliated satellite programs participated in the competition. The top finishers in each event received a plaque and/or a medallion for their effort. Upper Valley students from the Main Campus in

Piqua and satellite programs in Sidney and Troy High Schools competed in a variety of individual competitions and team events. Those qualifying will continue to the State level contest in Columbus on March 14-15. Upper Valley Career Center BPA students placing at the regional level in individual contests include: Interactive Media – Main Campus Graphic Design Promotion: First Place - Tyreese Spann, Piqua; Third Place - Ashley Gilmore, Piqua; Fourth Place - Alex Barber, Troy. Prepared Speech: Third Place - Alisha Todd, Newton. Computer Animation: Second

stu- McElroy and Kayle M. Undergraduate dents from the area in- Quinter, both of Piqua, clude: have been named to the dean’s list at Otterbein • Covington University for th 2012 fall Mackenzie Richards semeser. • Piqua Students must be fullRob Foster time with a grade point Susan Hoffman average of at least 3.60 to Christopher Miller qualify for the dean’s list. Bethany Reister Otterbein University, an independent, liberal arts institution affiliated Otterbein with the United dean’s list Methodist Church, is loPIQUA — Kelly R. cated in Westerville.

Piqua School Briefs PIQUA — The following events and programs are taking place in Piqua City Schools: • Nicklin Learning Center will host the annual Kindergarten KickOff Night for incoming 2013-2014 kindergarten students on Thursday, March 14. Future students and their parents will meet the teachers and learn about the kindergarten program. Information will be given regarding the screening and registration process which will be held in April. The event takes place from 5:30-6:15 p.m. for students with last names A-M and 6:30-7:15 p.m. for students with last names N-Z. • The Piqua High

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the FFA Creed Speaking Contest. He memorized the Creed, recited it, and answered question on their interpretation of the FFA Creed. He placed 5th with 10 contestants.

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School Show Choir The Company traveled to Twinsburg, to compete at the NorthCoast competition against 18 of the best groups from Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and Illinois. They were awarded the class C championship, best stage crew, best costumes, and senior Kyler Holland was named outstanding performer for Piqua. They placed 3rd overall. The group travels to Solon this Saturday. • National School Breakfast Week is March 4-8. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the amazing selection of items available for breakfast with your child. • Congratulations to Wilder Intermediate students Nick Asher and Joe Sullivan. On Jan. 4, Nick scored a 520 to set the

state of Ohio high score on Study Island’s Rocks and Minerals AssessmentPenalty Kick. Joe immediately broke Nick’s record on the same day with a 540. On Feb. 21, Nick scored a 550, which is currently the highest score in Ohio. Nick and Joe now hold three of the four highest scores in Ohio. Study Island is a computer instruction, intervention, and enrichment program designed to help students become stronger academically. • The Annual Transition Fair will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in the cafeteria at Wilder Intermediate School. Representatives from various resource agencies will be in attendance.

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CASSTOWN — Earlier this month, seven members of the Miami East FFA Chapter competed in the Sub-district Public Speaking Contest at Anna High School. Schools competing in the contest included: Botkins, Anna, Fort Loramie, Miami East, Jackson Center, and Fairlawn. Olivia Edgell competed in the Extemporaneous Speaking Contest. She was given 30 minutes to prepare a chosen topic, present the speech, and then answer questions. She pulled a topic on soil conservation. She placed fourth out of five competitors and earned a gold rating. “World Food Crisis – Going to Bed Hungry but I’m not in Trouble” was the title of Kendra Beckman speech in the Advanced Prepared Speaking Contest. She wrote, memorized, presented, and answered questions on the world’s crisis of clean water and safe food and the role that America’s farmers play in the solution. She placed 5th. Casey Copeland completed in the Beginning Prepared Public Speaking Contest with her speech entitled, “Antibiotics – Miracle Cure or Problem.” She placed 4th in the contest. Her speech included information on the benefits and disadvantages of using antibiotics in livestock production and the current regulations of antibiotics in livestock production by the Food and Drug Administration.

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There hadn’t been a close game in the first seven games of the Piqua D-IV sectional tournament. Houston and Lehman Catholic for than made up for it Wednesday night at Garbry Gymnasium. There was enough strategy in the final minute for an entire sectional tournament — before Houston came away with a 49-47 victory. The Wildcats advance to play top seed Jackson Center for the third time in a sectional final at 8 p.m. Saturday night. The last points of Wednesday’s game came with 1:41 remaining when Jesse Phlipot drilled a jumper to break a 47-47 tie. And then things got real interesting. After Lehman failed to score, Houston ran the clock down to 49 seconds before calling its final timeout. On the inbounds, Lehman was able to steal the ball. “You hate to be without timeouts in the final minute,” Houston coach John Willoughby said. “It was sidelines inbounds. We probably put the ball in the wrong guys hands.” It was physical war at the other end inside. After two missed shots, Michael Jacob was fouled with 34.7 seconds remaining, just Houston’s third foul of half — which would become key.

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TODAY STATE WRESTLING AT SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER D-III First Round, 3 p.m. Covington: Daniel Jennings (145), Jake Sowers (152), A.J. Oullette (182). Miami East: Allen Seagraves (120) Versailles: Andrew Slonkosky (126), Matt Mangen (132), Kyle Dieringer (195). D-III, Consolations, 7:25 p.m. FRIDAY BOYS BASKETBALL AT U.D. ARENA Versailles vs. Bethel, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS STATE BOWLING AT WAYNE WEBB’S COLUMBU BOWL Versailles: Paige Holsapple, Hannah Niekamp, Megan Monnin, Brooke Wehrkamp, Kelsey Berning. STATE WRESTLING D-III Session 2, 10 a.m. D-III Session 3, 6:30 p.m. SATURDAY BOYS BASKETBALL PIQUA D-IV SECTIONAL FINAL Houston vs. Jackson Center, 7 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL SPRINGFIELD D-III DISTRICT FINAL Miami East vs. Georgetwon, 11 a.m. BOYS STATE BOWLING AT WAYNE WEBB’S COLUMBUS BOWL Michael Davidson, Versailles STATE GYMNASTICS AT HILLIARD-BRADLEY HIGH SCHOOL Ivee Kaye, Piqua STATE WRESTLING D-III Session 4, 10 a.m. D-III Championship Matches, 5:30 p.m. SUNDAY OASSA STATE CHEER AND DANCE COMPETITION AT ST. JOHN ARENA Russia, 1:10 p.m. Piqua, 1:40 p.m.

Ouellette master of all sports A.J. knows wrestling BY BEN ROBINSON BuccsWrestling.com COVINGTON — A.J. Ouellette isn't old enough to remember the "Bo Knows" commercials by Nike in the early '90s - the commercials that present Bo Jackson as a multisport athlete - everything from a racecar driver, to tennis player, baseball player and then football star. Twenty years later, A.J. Ouellette is the high school version of Bo Jackson, an athlete who excels in everything he does. Consider, as a sophomore Ouellette ran 11.1 in the 100 meter dash with a severely strained hamstring, narrowly missing out on going to state by inches. Then, this past fall, Ouellette earned all-state honors after rushing for 2434 rushing yards and scoring 46 touchdowns for the Covington Buccaneers' football team. Now, the Buccaneer junior has added another accomplishment to his athletic resume - a state qualifier as a wrestler. And he qualified in just his second year of high school wrestling by taking third in the 182 pound weight class at the DIII District Wrestling Championships at Kettering Fairmont High School over the weekend. "I don't know very many moves because I haven't wrestled very long, but I try to stick to what I am able to do," said Ouellette. "A lot of these guys I wrestle have been doing it so long and know so much more than I do, so it's hard sometimes for me to stay out of positions I

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Wrestling is just the latest sport where A.J. Ouellette has shown he can compete at the highest level. shouldn't be in. But I'm learning." Ouellette wrestled for a couple of years as a youth under the direction of Randy Sowers, but didn't return to the sport until last season — a season in which he wasn't fully healed from a shoulder injury suffered during his sophomore season in football. Surgery ultimately prevented Ouellette from competing in the post-season wrestling tournaments. "The thing with A.J., he hasn't had as much experience as the other guys," said Covington coach Tom Barbee. "With him, we focused this year on keeping things simple, doing the basics well." And he's learning fast as evident by the fact that

he beat two of the three sectional champions in his weight class to take third at districts and claim his spot in the state tournament. First, Ouellette opened with a 3:03 pin over Nick Clune of Coldwater. He then upset the champion from the Bluffton Sectional, Kalub Jones (36-3) of Purcell Marion by the score of 4-2. After falling to last year's state runner-up wrestler Armani Robinson (45-1) of Greenview in the championship semifinals, Ouellette avenged an early-season defeat to Dylan Williams of Brookville to ensure a trip to the state tournament. Still, Ouellette wasn't done by any means as he shocked Bluffton's Josh Conley, the Lima Sectional

Champion, in the consolation final by the score of 81. "A.J. started coming on after the LCC tournament," said Barbee. "The last few weeks he has beaten some kids that pretty much dominated him earlier in the year." Which makes Ouellette surprised he'll be wrestling at the state tournament over the weekend. "I never expected this," said Ouellette of his birth to the state wrestling meet. "I wasn't even suppose to be here (at districts). I was planning on running an indoor track meet in Columbus this weekend." Actually, Ouellette wasn't even planning on wrestling this season. Instead, he wanted to focus

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his attention on getting bigger and faster for the upcoming track and football seasons. "I wasn't going to wrestle because I wanted to work out for football and do some open track meets," Ouellette continued. "But some of the guys (teammates) talked me into it and Coach (Tom Barbee) said I could still do some open track meets if I wanted, as long as they weren't on the same day as a wrestling meet." And Ouellette has been able to juggle a strenuous schedule, which included working out several times a week after wrestling practice at Enhance U under the tutelage of former NFL player, Tramain Hall. "A.J. works very hard," Barbee said. "He does a lot

of extra stuff, maybe not extra wrestling, but a lot of extra training to make himself a better athlete. The training he does with Tramain translates into all sports, with the muscle memory, explosion and agility, and it's made him a better overall athlete." It's also made him a much better wrestler. "Definitely," Barbee agreed. "The muscle memory needed in wrestling comes from a lot of the extra work he does. “The weight room work here at the school, the stuff he does with Tramain — it all translates to the wrestling mat. Conversely, what we do in the wrestling room translates to the other sports like football and track - all the sports he plays." Which is why Barbee loves to see kids like A.J. Ouellette in his wrestling room. "Wrestling isn't his favorite sport, and that's OK," explained Barbee. "But he's a perfect example of a kid who can come in here (in the wrestling room) and help out the team. “That's why (Kyler) Deeter, (Brian) Olson and some of the other guys were after him to come back out for wrestling this year - to help the team." And Ouellette was the ultimate beneficiary of his decision as it not only made him a better wrestler, it made him a better athlete. "Now I'm glad I chose to wrestle this year," A.J. said. "I wouldn't get to experience this (going to state) if I didn't." It also puts his name on the wall under the list of state qualifiers. Which is just another milestone for an accomplished athlete.


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There's something about traveling to Northwestern that seems to summon problems for the Ohio State Buckeyes. A year ago, the Buckeyes were ranked 10th and the Wildcats were headed for a losing record in the Big Ten. Yet it took Jared Sullinger's banked-in turnaround with 3.1 seconds left for Ohio State to escape with a 75-73 win. In 2011, the Buckeyes were 22-0 and No. 1 in the nation while Northwestern was just 3-6 in the conference. This time, David Lighty made a late steal and Sullinger hit a foul shot in a 58-57 white-knuckler. "The last two times it really came down to the last minute," Ohio State forward Sam Thompson said on Wednesday. The 16th-ranked Buckeyes (20-7, 10-5 Big Ten) have a lot riding on the outcome when they play at troublesome Northwestern (13-15, 4-11) on Thursday night. It won't take much to remind them of how dangerous the Wildcats can be. Just two weeks ago Northwestern came to Value City Arena and set the pace and controlled the game for most of the first 35 minutes. But the Buckeyes strung together a late 12-0 run to pull out a 69-59 win that might mislead some to thinking they were more in control than they actually ever were. Asked why every game at Welsh-Ryan Arena seems to tilt on one play, Ohio State coach Thad Matta was at a loss. "I don't know. I honestly don't know," he said. "We've had some sizable

leads. Last year, we were up pretty good. We were scoring at a great clip but we were scoring 2s and they were scoring 3s. “They kept chipping away, chipping away, chipping away." Shaking his head, he added, "I don't know. I wish I did know." From the outside, there's no way that the Wildcats should be hanging with any of the elite teams in the Big Ten. After all, they've lost several top players to injury and had only seven scholarship players available for the close loss at Ohio State. One thing that wily coach Bill Carmody has in his corner is his version of the Princeton offense, a precision attack that forces opposing teams to play defense until the shot clock is winding down. A typical set might entail a dozen passes around the perimeter as the Wildcats probe the opposition to see if they can spring a player free with a pick for an easy backdoor layup. If they can't get the closest of shots, they'll settle for the longest — pumping up 3s to turn the game into a long-range shooting exhibition. It's something that Big Ten opponents aren't accustomed to seeing — an amazingly patient team content to wait for the right shot. Adding to the problems of playing against such an offense is that just about everybody else in the conference likes to race up and down the floor and score in transition, then hurry back and play a few seconds of defense against a team trying to do the same thing. No one likes to be vigilant on defense for 35 seconds at a time,

hoping to not get embarrassed by a wide-open Wildcat dunking behind them. Barring a shocking series of upsets in the Big Ten tournament, Northwestern (13-15, 4-11) will extend its unwanted distinction of being the Division I team that has waited the longest to play its first NCAA tournament game. The Buckeyes have not forgotten how close they came to losing the first meeting. Since it's only been 14 days since the Buckeyes were bedeviled and beguiled by the Wildcats' version of the Princeton offense, it remains fresh in their memory. "Guys remember that offense," said Thompson, a Chicago native who has a large group of friends and family coming to the game. "We were able to really get good perspective in film of what the coaches were talking about just because we had played them so recently. That'll definitely help us." Ohio State still has a major goal of grabbing one of the four first-round byes in the Big Ten tournament. It also wants to burnish its NCAA resume. The Buckeyes haven't lost at home to Northwestern since 1977, a string of 29 consecutive wins in Columbus. In Evanston, Ill., however, every single game seems to be a trap. "You're attempting to bring it every single night, but everybody forgets the other team is bringing it, too," Matta said. "You look at the schedule and you're saying, 'Boy there's none that I know we're going to win if we just show up.' That's what makes it challenging."

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Reds pound Diamondbacks San Francisco expected to get second-round pick SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Amanda McCarthy was a nervous wreck in the stands. Her husband was as calm as could be on the mound. Brandon McCarthy methodically struck out four in two innings in his first game since a horrific head injury, an impressive return that overshadowed all else in the Diamondbacks' 14-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. McCarthy, signed to a two-year deal by the Diamondbacks as a free agent, gave up one run on three hits. He had not taken the mound in a game since Sept. 5 when he was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of the Angels' Erick Aybar while pitching for Oakland. McCarthy sustained an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. Reds ace Johnny Cueto, in his first start since he was injured early in last year's playoffs, went two innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits with a strikeout and a walk. Amanda McCarthy, something of a celebrity in her own right with more than 26,000 Twitter followers, had been unusually quiet on her Twitter account as game time approached. "I was pretty nervous. I was kind of getting shaky," she said. "My girlfriends were trying to distract me and talk to me. I'm not a very nervous

person in general when he pitches, but obviously this is a unique situation." Then she watched her husband strike out Billy Hamilton, Joey Votto and Ryan Ludwick in the first inning. The only blemish came when rookie center fielder Adam Eaton got a late break on Denis Phipps deep fly ball off McCarthy leading off the second and it went over his head for a triple. Neftali Soto brought Phipps home with a sacrifice fly, then Jack Hannahan was caught looking for McCarthy's fourth strikeout. "I felt my rhythm was good, my game pace was good," McCarthy said, "all the things I'd like to have even later in spring I felt were good." The tall right-hander, working to add a changeup to his repertoire, threw 31 pitches, 22 strikes. "He was awesome," his wife said. "Did he strike out like a million?" McCarthy said he had no mental hurdle to clear and felt no more nervous than he did approaching any other spring training opener. He said he refuses to dwell on what was a life-threatening injury or even reflect on it, except when he is asked about it. "I would assume it becomes less of a hot issue, less questions about it, or at least they'll kind of thin out, which is a good thing," he said. "For me it really can't get more behind me than it is.”

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself a starter. And he hoped to get that chance again. Now, he appears to have it. The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to acquire Smith from the 49ers in the first major acquisition since Andy Reid took over as the team's new coach in early January, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot become official until March 12, when the NFL's new business year begins. Another person familiar with the swap said the 49ers will get a secondround pick in April's draft, No. 34 overall, and a conditional pick in the 2014 draft. After spending his first eight up-and-down years with the 49ers, Smith will get a new start. The Chiefs will get the proven play-caller they hope can help turn things around under a new coach much the way Smith did under Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco.

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Alex Smith appears to be headed to Kansas City. "You never know when your opportunity's going to come," Smith said late in the season. "The good ones are ready when they do come." Moving Smith was hardly unexpected. He realized it once Colin Kaepernick emerged as a capable starter over the season's final two months, and Smith all but said goodbye with his first pro team when he played briefly in the regular-season finale against Arizona to cheers of "Let's Go, Alex!" and "Alex! Alex!" from the Candlestick Park crowd. With Smith now headed for Kansas City, Matt Cassel is likely headed out of town. And Reid will enter his first

draft as Chiefs coach in April no longer needing to search for a quarterback. The Chiefs' problems at quarterback are the single biggest reason they went 2-14 last season and secured the No. 1 pick in the draft for the first time in franchise history. Even memorable names such as Steve Bono, Elvis Grbac, Damon Huard, Tyler Thigpen and Tyler Palko haven't fared well with this franchise. And then there's Cassel. He was acquired by recently fired general manager Scott Pioli, and has two years left on a $63 million, six-year deal. He will likely be cut once Smith is acquired.

Cassel was benched last season in favor of Brady Quinn, who also is a free agent after going 17 as the starter. If Smith can bring the steady form that defined his last two years, the Chiefs might be able to establish a much-needed consistency under center. They also found themselves a team-first player who led the 49ers through workouts during the 2011 lockout. Under the three-year contract he signed last March, Smith is guaranteed $1 million from the 49ers, and that would have become $8.5 million guaranteed — his 2013 salary — if he was still on their roster April 1. Smith thrived under 49ers coach and former NFL quarterback Harbaugh in one-plus season as the starter. Then, just like that, it all changed after he sustained a concussion. Last week at the NFL combine, Harbaugh praised Smith and reiterated just how strong San Francisco was with Colin Kaepernick as the starter and someone with Smith's credentials at backup. Yet everyone knew it was likely the 49ers would do their best to improve Smith's situation considering all he did for the franchise for nearly the past decade. "Alex is really playing the best football of his career the last two years," Harbaugh said.


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Lehman Continued from page 14 After missing the first, Jacob appeared to miss the second free throw on purpose and got his own rebound. “That is twice he did that to us,” Willoughby said. Lehman coach Isaiah Williams said it wasn’t as strategic as it appeared. “He actually didn’t miss it on purpose,” Williams said. “He just knew it was going to miss and did a great job getting the rebound.” But, there was no questioning Houston’s strategy from there. With three fouls to give (before Lehman would be in the bonus), the Wildcats used them to perfection. The first came with 8.4 seconds, just before Connor Richard could attempt a 3-point shot ‚ then with 6.7 second left. “We told them if somebody beat them or someone was dribbling away from them, to go ahead and foul,” Willoughby said. With 4.1 seconds, Phlipot deflected the pass off Lehman. After Houston missed the front end of a one-andone with 3,1 seconds to go — the Wildcats picked up their sixth foul of the half with 1.4 seconds to go. Lehman still got a good look, but the 3-point shot to win the game bounced off the win. “I thought we still got a great look at the end,” Williams said. “But, that was the story of the game. We just couldn’t make shots. At the end, we couldn’t finish.” And a scrappy Houston team kept their season alive. “We talk to the kids a lot about toughness,” Willoughby said. “I thought the kids showed a lot of toughness in key situations tonight.” Lehman seemed to have everything going their way in the first half — they were up 19-10 with 6:00 to go before break and Phlipot was on the bench with three fouls. “We were in great position,” Williams said. “We should have never let them back in the game.” Amazingly, Houston responded with the next nine points, including four by Jake Braun and the Wildcats went to the locker room trailing just 23-21. “I thought we played some pretty good defense in that stretch,” Willoughby said. “And I thought Evan Winner did a great job handling their press, which led to some coast-to-coast stuff.” Houston was still in a tough situation, with Phlipot and T.J. Martin both having three fouls at the break. But, neither picked up a foul in the second half and Phlipot came back with abandon. He scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the second half alone, while picking up just one more foul.

Tickets on sale Tickets for the HousCenter ton-Jackson sectional final at 7 p.m. Saturday will be on sale at Houston during school hours Thrusday and Friday and from 46 p.m. Friday night. Pre-sale tickets are $6. “Jesse’s (Phlipot) a smart player,” Willoughby said. “He knows what to do in that situation.” Houston led 33-32 going to the fourth quarter, before Connor Richards scored seven points for Lehman. Back-to-back baskets by Richard and Spearman gave Lehman a 43-40 lead. “Connor (Richard) gave us a spark,” Williams said. “But, then we had the technical.” Phlipot took over the game at that point. He had a 3-point play to tie it after Spearman and Houston’s Austin Sarver were both cut in the face at the other end. Spearman bandaged his head and stayed in, while Sarver had to go to the locker room before returning. Phlipot had a secondconsecutive “and-one” and Lehman was whistled for a technical as well. The Houston 6-5 post made two of the three free throws to give the Wildcats a 47-43 lead. “They weren’t doubling down on him a lot and I thought Jesse (Phlipot) took advantage of it,” Willoughby said. Baskets by Spearman and Nathan Hall tied it with 2:20 to go, leading to some of the most strategic basketball you would want to see. Phlipot had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Houston, while Spearman had 12 points and seven rebounds for Lehman. Jackson Frantz added 10 points and Hall grabbed seven rebounds. Houston was 18 of 43 from the floor for 42 percent and 11 of 14 from the line for 79 percent. Lehman was 17 of 48 from the floor for 35 percent and 11 of 18 from the line for 61 percent. The Cavaliers won the battle of the boards 31-22 and had 14 turnovers to Houston’s 16. “I think all the stats probably favored us,” Williams said. “But, we didn’t make shots. We were 11 for 18 from the line. But, it is what it is.” Which for fans was a game entertaining enough to more than make up for all earlier blowouts. BOXSCORE Lehman (47) Connor Richard 3-0-7, John Husa 3-0-6, Jackson Frantz 3-4-10, Greg Spearman 51-12, Nathan Hall 2-1-5, Michael Jacob 0-33, Tharon Goins 0-0-0, Josh Smith 0-0-0, Drew Westerheide 1-2-4, Nick Rourke 0-00, James Rego 0-0-0. Totals: 17-11-47. Houston (49) Jake Braun 2-4-8, Nate Ritchie 1-2-5, Evan Winner 4-0-9, T.J. Martin 1-0-2, Jesse Phlipot 6-5-17, Austin Sarver 4-0-8, Jamie Riffell 0-0-0, Zach Freytag 0-0-0. Totals: 1811-49. 3-point field goals — Lehman Richard, Spearman. Houston: Ritchie, Winner. Score By Quarters Lehman 11 23 32 47 Houston 4 21 33 49 Records: Houston 10-13, Lehman 1014.

Spring Training Glance All Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct 4 0 1.000 Baltimore Chicago 2 0 1.000 Kansas City 4 0 1.000 5 1 .833 Cleveland Tampa Bay 5 1 .833 Seattle 4 1 .800 3 2 .600 Houston Minnesota 3 2 .600 Boston 2 3 .400 2 3 .400 Detroit Toronto 2 4 .333 Oakland 1 3 .250 1 4 .200 New York Los Angeles 0 4 .000 Texas 0 4 .000 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Chicago 3 1 .750 3 1 .750 Miami San Diego 3 2 .600 St. Louis 3 2 .600 2 2 .500 Arizona Atlanta 3 3 .500 Colorado 2 2 .500 1 1 .500 Los Angeles Pittsburgh 2 2 .500 San Francisco 1 1 .500 1 3 .250 New York Philadelphia 1 3 .250 Washington 1 3 .250 1 4 .200 Cincinnati Milwaukee 1 4 .200 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Tuesday's Games Miami 7, N.Y. Mets 5 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Tampa Bay 7, Houston (ss) 2, 6 innings Houston (ss) 9, Detroit 4 Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., ccd., Rain Minnesota 8, Toronto 4 Atlanta 9, Washington 5 St. Louis 15, Boston 4 L.A. Angels 7, Arizona (ss) 7, tie Kansas City 4, Cleveland 1 Chicago White Sox 14, Texas 8 Seattle 6, Milwaukee 5 L.A. Dodgers 8, San Francisco 8, tie Chicago Cubs 4, Colorado 2 San Diego 7, Cincinnati 5 Arizona (ss) 9, Oakland 4 Wednesday's Games Houston 10, Toronto 1 Minnesota 12, Philadelphia 5 Miami 5, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 8, Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 5, Detroit 3 Baltimore (ss) 10, N.Y. Yankees 7 St. Louis 12, N.Y. Mets 4 Milwaukee vs. Kansas City Texas vs. Chicago White Sox L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs San Francisco vs. L.A. Angels San Diego (ss) vs. Oakland Seattle vs. Cleveland Colorado vs. San Diego (ss) Cincinnati vs. Arizona Boston vs. Baltimore (ss) Thursday's Games Boston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss) at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Seattle vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Cincinnati (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Friday's Games Pittsburgh (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Washington vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (ss) vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m.

Basketball

NBA Standings National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 33 20 .623 — Brooklyn 34 24 .586 1½ 30 27 .526 5 Boston Toronto 23 34 .404 12 Philadelphia 22 33 .400 12 Southeast Division L Pct GB W Miami 41 14 .745 — Atlanta 32 23 .582 9 Washington 18 37 .327 23 16 41 .281 26 Orlando Charlotte 13 44 .228 29 Central Division W L Pct GB 36 21 .632 — Indiana Chicago 32 25 .561 4 Milwaukee 27 28 .491 8 Detroit 22 37 .373 15 19 38 .333 17 Cleveland WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB 45 13 .776 — San Antonio Memphis 37 18 .673 6½ Houston 31 27 .534 14 Dallas 25 31 .446 19 20 38 .345 25 New Orleans Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 41 15 .732 — Denver 36 22 .621 6 Utah 31 26 .544 10½ Portland 26 30 .464 15 Minnesota 20 34 .370 20 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 41 18 .695 — Golden State 33 24 .579 7 L.A. Lakers 28 30 .483 12½ Phoenix 19 39 .328 21½ Sacramento 19 39 .328 21½ Tuesday's Games Orlando 98, Philadelphia 84 Indiana 108, Golden State 97 Miami 141, Sacramento 129,2OT Cleveland 101, Chicago 98 Brooklyn 101, New Orleans 97 Milwaukee 95, Dallas 90 Phoenix 84, Minnesota 83, OT L.A. Clippers 106, Charlotte 84 Wednesday's Games Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Orlando, 7 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Golden State at New York, 8 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 9 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games L.A. Clippers at Indiana, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m. Houston at Orlando, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 7 p.m. Golden State at Boston, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Memphis at Miami, 8 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Utah, 9 p.m. Atlanta at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

Men’s Schedule College Basketball Schedule All Times EST Thursday, Feb. 28 EAST New Hampshire at Albany (NY), 7 p.m. Vermont at Binghamton, 7 p.m. Stony Brook at Boston U., 7 p.m. Robert Morris at Bryant, 7 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at CCSU, 7 p.m. St. Peter's at Canisius, 7 p.m. Wagner at Fairleigh Dickinson, 7 p.m. UMBC at Hartford, 7 p.m. Sacred Heart at LIU Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Mount St. Mary's at Monmouth (NJ), 7 p.m. Rider at Niagara, 7 p.m. Quinnipiac at St. Francis (NY), 7 p.m. Detroit at Temple, 7 p.m. SOUTH Samford at Appalachian St., 7 p.m. North Carolina at Clemson, 7 p.m. Drexel at Old Dominion, 7 p.m. Morehead St. at Tennessee St., 7 p.m. Chattanooga at W. Carolina, 7 p.m. Furman at The Citadel, 7:05 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Stetson, 7:15 p.m. Wofford at Coll. of Charleston, 7:30 p.m. Mercer at Florida Gulf Coast, 7:30 p.m. North Florida at N. Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. SE Missouri at Austin Peay, 8 p.m. Utah St. at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. UT-Martin at Murray St., 8 p.m. South Alabama at W. Kentucky, 8 p.m. Jacksonville at Lipscomb, 8:15 p.m. Alabama A&M at Grambling St., 8:30 p.m. Alabama St. at Jackson St., 8:30 p.m. FIU at Louisiana-Monroe, 8:30 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at MVSU, 8:30 p.m. Oral Roberts at McNeese St., 8:30 p.m. E. Kentucky at Tennessee Tech, 8:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Troy, 8:30 p.m. Missouri at South Carolina, 9 p.m. Duke at Virginia, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Ohio St. at Northwestern, 7 p.m. South Dakota at IUPUI, 7:30 p.m. S. Dakota St. at Nebraska-Omaha, 8 p.m. UMKC at W. Illinois, 8:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. at North Texas, 8 p.m. Seattle at Texas St., 8 p.m. San Jose St. at Texas-Arlington, 8 p.m. Idaho at UTSA, 8 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at Lamar, 8:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Prairie View, 8:30 p.m. SE Louisiana at Texas A&M-CC, 8:30 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at UALR, 8:30 p.m. Nicholls St. at Sam Houston St., 8:45 p.m. Southern U. at Texas Southern, 9 p.m. FAR WEST Idaho St. at N. Arizona, 8:35 p.m. Utah at California, 9 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 9 p.m. N. Colorado at E. Washington, 9:05 p.m. Montana St. at S. Utah, 9:05 p.m. Cal Poly at CS Northridge, 10:05 p.m. Weber St. at Sacramento St., 10:05 p.m. North Dakota at Portland St., 10:35 p.m. Gonzaga at BYU, 11 p.m. Oregon St. at Oregon, 11 p.m. Loyola Marymount at Santa Clara, 11 p.m. UC Davis at UC Riverside, 11 p.m. Pacific at Cal St.-Fullerton, 11:05 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at Hawaii, Mid Friday, March 1 EAST Yale at Columbia, 7 p.m. Brown at Cornell, 7 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Iona, 7 p.m. Dartmouth at Penn, 7 p.m. Harvard at Princeton, 7 p.m. Marist at Siena, 7 p.m. Fairfield at Manhattan, 9 p.m. SOUTH SC-Upstate at ETSU, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 EAST Robert Morris at CCSU, 11:30 a.m. Colgate at Holy Cross, Noon American U. at Lafayette, Noon Army at Lehigh, Noon Old Dominion at Northeastern, Noon Louisville at Syracuse, Noon Rider at Canisius, 2 p.m. George Mason at Delaware, 2 p.m. Duquesne at La Salle, 2 p.m. Rhode Island at Temple, 2 p.m. St. Peter's at Niagara, 3 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Bryant, 4 p.m. Saint Louis at George Washington, 4 p.m. Houston Baptist at NJIT, 4 p.m. Hofstra at Towson, 4 p.m. Quinnipiac at LIU Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at St. Francis (NY), 4:30 p.m. Akron at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Harvard at Penn, 6 p.m. Dartmouth at Princeton, 6 p.m. Brown at Columbia, 7 p.m. Yale at Cornell, 7 p.m. UNC Wilmington at Drexel, 7 p.m. Mount St. Mary's at Fairleigh Dickinson, 7 p.m. Wagner at Monmouth (NJ), 7 p.m. Bucknell at Navy, 7 p.m. Fordham at Saint Joseph's, 7 p.m. Charlotte at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m. St. John's at Providence, 8 p.m. Rutgers at Georgetown, 9 p.m. SOUTH Alabama at Florida, Noon Butler at VCU, Noon Maryland at Wake Forest, Noon Jacksonville St. at Belmont, 1 p.m. Memphis at UCF, 1 p.m. Longwood at VMI, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Georgia, 1:45 p.m. Chattanooga at Appalachian St., 2 p.m. Georgia Southern at Davidson, 2 p.m. SMU at UAB, 3 p.m. Mercer at Stetson, 3:15 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at Furman, 4 p.m. Campbell at High Point, 4 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at McNeese St., 4 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Morgan St., 4 p.m. SC State at NC A&T, 4 p.m. Savannah St. at NC Central, 4 p.m. UNC Asheville at Winthrop, 4 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Charleston Southern, 4:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Gardner-Webb, 4:30 p.m. Liberty at Radford, 4:30 p.m. Samford at W. Carolina, 4:30 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe, 5 p.m. Mississippi at Mississippi St., 5 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Florida Gulf Coast, 5:15 p.m. Miami at Duke, 6 p.m. Alabama St. at Grambling St., 6 p.m. Florida A&M at Hampton, 6 p.m. Delaware St. at Howard, 6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Norfolk St., 6 p.m. James Madison at William & Mary, 6 p.m. Alabama A&M at Jackson St., 6:30 p.m. UNC Greensboro at Elon, 7 p.m. FIU at FAU, 7 p.m. The Citadel at Wofford, 7 p.m. North Florida at Lipscomb, 7:30 p.m. San Jose St. at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. Jacksonville at N. Kentucky, 8 p.m. East Carolina at Southern Miss., 8 p.m. Clemson at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m. Middle Tennessee at W. Kentucky, 8 p.m. UT-Martin at Austin Peay, 8:30 p.m. SE Missouri at Murray St., 8:30 p.m. E. Kentucky at Tennessee St., 8:30 p.m. Morehead St. at Tennessee Tech, 8:30 p.m. South Alabama at Troy, 8:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Auburn, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Ohio at Bowling Green, 2 p.m. UConn at Cincinnati, 2 p.m. Wichita St. at Creighton, 2 p.m. W. Michigan at E. Michigan, 2 p.m. Detroit at Ill.-Chicago, 2 p.m. West Virginia at Kansas, 2 p.m. Notre Dame at Marquette, 2 p.m. Ball St. at Toledo, 2 p.m. Youngstown St. at Wright St., 2 p.m. UMass at Xavier, 2 p.m. Valparaiso at Green Bay, 3 p.m. Cleveland St. at Loyola of Chicago, 3 p.m. Kent St. at Miami (Ohio), 3 p.m. Penn St. at Minnesota, 3 p.m. Richmond at Dayton, 4 p.m. LSU at Missouri, 4 p.m. N. Dakota St. at Nebraska-Omaha, 4 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville at E. Illinois, 5 p.m. Indiana St. at Evansville, 5 p.m. Nebraska at Illinois, 5:15 p.m. IPFW at Oakland, 6 p.m. UMKC at IUPUI, 7:30 p.m. Iowa at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Cent. Michigan at N. Illinois, 8 p.m. Illinois St. at N. Iowa, 8 p.m. South Dakota at W. Illinois, 8 p.m. S. Illinois at Drake, 8:05 p.m. Bradley at Missouri St., 8:05 p.m. SOUTHWEST Iowa St. at Oklahoma, 1:30 p.m. Marshall at Houston, 2 p.m. Idaho at Texas St., 3 p.m. Kentucky at Arkansas, 4 p.m. Texas at Oklahoma St., 4 p.m. TCU at Texas Tech, 4 p.m. Tulane at Tulsa, 4:05 p.m. SE Louisiana at Sam Houston St., 4:45 p.m.

Southern U. at Prairie View, 6 p.m. Kansas St. at Baylor, 7 p.m. Oral Roberts at Lamar, 7 p.m. Northwestern St. at Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m. South Carolina at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. Seattle at UTSA, 7 p.m. UTEP at Rice, 8 p.m. Utah St. at Texas-Arlington, 8 p.m. Arkansas St. at UALR, 8 p.m. Nicholls St. at Texas A&M-CC, 8:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Texas Southern, 9 p.m. FAR WEST Pepperdine at San Diego, 3 p.m. Arizona St. at Southern Cal, 3 p.m. UNLV at Nevada, 4 p.m. Weber St. at N. Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Colorado at California, 5 p.m. Portland at Gonzaga, 5 p.m. Wyoming at New Mexico, 5 p.m. North Dakota at E. Washington, 5:05 p.m. New Mexico St. at Denver, 6 p.m. Colorado St. at Boise St., 8 p.m. Pacific at UC Riverside, 8 p.m. Arizona at UCLA, 9 p.m. UC Davis at Cal St.-Fullerton, 9:05 p.m. Montana at Montana St., 9:05 p.m. Chicago St. at Utah Valley, 9:05 p.m. Air Force at Fresno St., 10 p.m. Santa Clara at Saint Mary's (Cal), 10 p.m. Long Beach St. at UC Irvine, 10 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at CS Northridge, 10:05 p.m. Idaho St. at Sacramento St., 10:05 p.m. N. Colorado at Portland St., 10:35 p.m. BYU at Loyola Marymount, 11 p.m. Cal Poly at Hawaii, 12:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3 EAST Manhattan at Loyola (Md.), Noon Villanova at Pittsburgh, Noon Maine at New Hampshire, 1 p.m. Siena at Iona, 2 p.m.Fairfield at Marist, 2 p.m. Albany (NY) at Stony Brook, 2 p.m. Binghamton at UMBC, 2 p.m. Hartford at Vermont, 2 p.m. Virginia at Boston College, 4 p.m. SOUTH Florida St. at North Carolina, 2 p.m. DePaul at South Florida, 2 p.m. NC State at Georgia Tech, 6 p.m. MIDWEST Purdue at Wisconsin, 1 p.m. Michigan St. at Michigan, 4 p.m. SOUTHWEST New Orleans at Texas-Pan American, 3 p.m. FAR WEST Washington St. at Washington, 3:30 p.m. Utah at Stanford, 5 p.m.

Women’s Schedule Women's College Basketball Schedule All Times EST Thursday, Feb. 28 EAST Delaware at Hofstra, 7 p.m. Iona at Manhattan, 7 p.m. Northeastern at Towson, 7 p.m. SOUTH Morehead St. at Tennessee St., 1 p.m. North Florida at N. Kentucky, 5 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Stetson, 5 p.m. Mercer at Florida Gulf Coast, 5:15 p.m. Jacksonville at Lipscomb, 6 p.m. FIU at Louisiana-Monroe, 6:15 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Troy, 6:15 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at UALR, 6:15 p.m. Alabama A&M at Grambling St., 6:30 p.m. Alabama St. at Jackson St., 6:30 p.m. Oral Roberts at McNeese St., 6:30 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at MVSU, 6:30 p.m. E. Kentucky at Tennessee Tech, 6:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at Wake Forest, 6:30 p.m. VCU at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Liberty, 7 p.m. UAB at East Carolina, 7 p.m. Arkansas at Florida, 7 p.m. Maryland at Florida St., 7 p.m. UNC Wilmington at George Mason, 7 p.m. Drexel at Georgia St., 7 p.m. Clemson at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. Campbell at High Point, 7 p.m. Old Dominion at James Madison, 7 p.m. Charleston Southern at Longwood, 7 p.m. Southern Miss. at Marshall, 7 p.m. Boston College at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Virginia at N.C. State, 7 p.m. Presbyterian at Radford, 7 p.m. Texas A&M at Tennessee, 7 p.m. Houston at UCF, 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Winthrop, 7 p.m. Duke at Miami, 7:05 p.m. Alabama at LSU, 8 p.m. Kentucky at Mississippi, 8 p.m. Georgia at Mississippi St., 8 p.m. E. Illinois at UT-Martin, 8 p.m. Auburn at Vanderbilt, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Oakland at IUPUI, 5 p.m. IPFW at W. Illinois, 6:30 p.m. Ohio at Akron, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Ball St. at Cent. Michigan, 7 p.m. Green Bay at Detroit, 7 p.m. Kent St. at Miami (Ohio), 7 p.m. Northwestern at Michigan, 7 p.m. Michigan St. at Purdue, 7 p.m. Toledo at W. Michigan, 7 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Youngstown St., 7 p.m. Ohio St. at Illinois, 8 p.m. Indiana at Iowa, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Loyola of Chicago, 8 p.m. South Carolina at Missouri, 8 p.m. South Dakota at Nebraska Omaha, 8 p.m. E. Michigan at N. Illinois, 8 p.m. Dayton at Saint Louis, 8 p.m. Nebraska at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. Wright St. at Valparaiso, 8:05 p.m. Wichita St. at Illinois St., 8:35 p.m. Penn St. at Minnesota, 9 p.m. SOUTHWEST SE Louisiana at Texas A&M-CC, 6 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at Lamar, 6:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Prairie View, 6:30 p.m. Nicholls St. at Sam Houston St., 6:30 p.m. Southern U. at Texas Southern, 6:30 p.m. Tulane at SMU, 8 p.m. Memphis at Tulsa, 8 p.m. Rice at UTEP, 9 p.m. FAR WEST Cal Poly at UC Riverside, 7 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at Cal State Fullerton, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Gonzaga, 9 p.m. UTSA at Idaho, 9 p.m. N. Arizona at Idaho St., 9 p.m. S. Utah at Montana, 9 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Utah St., 9 p.m. California at Washington St., 9 p.m. E. Washington at N. Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Pacific at Long Beach St., 10 p.m. BYU at Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m. Santa Clara at Saint Mary's (Cal), 10 p.m. Pepperdine at San Francisco, 10 p.m. Texas-Arlington at San Jose St., 10 p.m. Texas St. at Seattle, 10 p.m. UC Davis at UC Irvine, 10 p.m. Stanford at Washington, 10 p.m. Sacramento St. at Weber St., 10 p.m. Friday, March 1 EAST Cornell at Brown, 6 p.m. Penn at Dartmouth, 7 p.m. Princeton at Harvard, 7 p.m. Fairfield at Loyola (Md.), 7 p.m. Saint Peter's at Marist, 7 p.m. Canisius at Niagara, 7 p.m. Siena at Rider, 7 p.m. Columbia at Yale, 7 p.m. MIDWEST Missouri St. at Indiana St., 7:05 p.m. N. Iowa at Evansville, 8 p.m. Bradley at S. Illinois, 8:05 p.m. FAR WEST UCLA at Arizona St., 8 p.m. Southern Cal at Arizona, 10 p.m. Colorado at Oregon, 10 p.m. Utah at Oregon St., 10 p.m. Saturday, March 2 EAST New Hampshire at Maine, Noon Stony Brook at Albany (N.Y.), 2 p.m. Lafayette at American, 2 p.m. Lehigh at Army, 1 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Bryant, 1 p.m. Robert Morris at CCSU, 1 p.m. DePaul at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Xavier at UMass, 1 p.m. UMBC at Binghamton, 2 p.m. Vermont at Hartford, 2 p.m. Quinnipiac at LIU Brooklyn, 2 p.m. Chicago St. at NJIT, 2 p.m. Sacred Heart at St. Francis (N.Y.), 2 p.m. Wagner at Monmouth (N.J.), 3 p.m. Villanova at Syracuse, 3 p.m. Holy Cross at Colgate, 4 p.m. Marquette at Georgetown, 4 p.m. Notre Dame at Providence, 4 p.m. Mount St. Mary's at Fairleigh Dickinson, 4:30 p.m. Columbia at Brown, 6 p.m. Penn at Harvard, 6 p.m. Cornell at Yale, 6 p.m. William & Mary at Towson, 6:30 p.m. Navy at Bucknell, 7 p.m. Princeton at Dartmouth, 7 p.m.


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