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‘Made’ in Troy Flu season ‘bad one for elderly’ The number of older people hospitalized with the flu has risen sharply, prompting federal officials to take unusual steps to make more flu medicines available and to urge wider use of them as soon as symptoms appear. The U.S. is about halfway through this flu season, and “it’s shaping up to be a worse-thanaverage season” and a bad one for the elderly, said Dr.Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See Page 8.

MTV screens THS hopefuls for TV show BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer Brandon Walker walked into the Troy High School auditorium with a dream and is hoping MTV makes it come true. The Troy High School freshman waited in the high school auditorium to be interviewed for a chance to star in an episode of the hit MTV show “Made.” Walker waited anxiously for his turn in front of an MTV casting agent for his chance to share with

TROY her, and possibly the world, his dream of being a comedian or a science fiction author. “It’s exciting because finally this is my chance to get my name out there,” said Walker as he sat patiently waiting for his name to be called. “Being made into a comedian would be fun because when I was younger, I was the class clown.” Walker shared how he wanted to help others through his story of not letting cerebral palsy stand in the way of his dreams. “I can play the cello with one arm and I type up my stories with

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Troy High School junior Joey Benson shakes hands with Gillian Murtaugh from MTV during a “Made” casting interview Friday at the school.

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Basket Bingo set for Jan. 27 CASSTOWN — The Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter will sponsor basket bingo at 2 p.m. Jan. 27, not Jan. 20, as reported. The event will be in the Miami East High Cafeteria. Longaberger Baskets will be the prize for the 20 games, with the grand prize being a retired basket feature. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the 20 games and a raffle entry. There will also be raffles, extra games and concessions sales offered. All winning tie-breaking cards win a consolation prize of a Longaberger product. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter at (937) 335-7070, Ext. 3212, or by purchasing them at the door.

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Veteran and Troy resident Sam Cairns points out the rank of his grandson Sam Fox during a recent interview. The photo of the two of them was a Christmas gift from grandson to grandfather.

Picture-perfect gift Grandfather receives special photo from grandson BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer Sam Cairns received a particularly touching gift for Christmas this year: a photo of his 23-year-old self in the Navy, dating back to 1962, superimposed with a picture of his 19year-old grandson Sam Fox, who is pursuing the same military career as an electronics technician. The sentimental gift struck a chord with the lifelong Troy resident. “He (Sam) just thought I might

TROY get a kick out of it,” Cairns said. “It doesn’t get any better than this, when your grandson honors you this way.” Fox is currently finishing the electronics portion of the Navy program in Goose Creek, S.C. The son of Lisa Bricker and Charles Fox, he attended the Upper Valley Career Technology Center and excelled in areas integral to the Navy program. Bricker’s husband Keith Bricker also had urged

Fox to pursue a career in the military. In 2011, Fox was accepted into the Navy after his graduation. Coincidentally, he is now finishing the electronics phase — the same rating his grandfather had many years ago. Cairns said the two had never discussed his time as an electronics technician during the early 1960s, serving on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, CVA-63. Fox’s choice to

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders Friday offered President Barack Obama a threemonth reprieve to a looming, market-rattling debt crisis, backing off demands that any immediate extension of the government’s borrowing authority be accompanied by stiff spending cuts. The retreat came with a caveat aimed at prodding Senate Democrats to pass a budget after almost four years of failing to do so: a threat to cut off the pay of lawmakers in either House or Senate if their chamber fails to pass a budget this year. House Republicans have passed budgets for two consecutive years. The idea got a frosty reception from House Democrats but a more measured response from the White House and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Republicans hadn’t settled on full details, but the measure would give the government about three more months of borrowing authority beyond a deadline expected to hit as early as mid-February, No. 2 House Republican Eric Cantor of Virginia said Friday. The legislation wouldn’t require immediate spending cuts as earlier promised by GOP leaders like Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. Instead, it’s aimed at forcing the Democratic-controlled Senate to join the House in debating the federal budget. “We are going to pursue strategies that will obligate the Senate to finally join the House in

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Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

ATLANTA (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to use a Bible that belonged to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he takes his oath of office on the holiComplete weather day honoring the slain icon, information on Page 11. marking what some say is an inextricable tie between Home Delivery: the nation’s first black presi335-5634 dent and the civil rights Classified Advertising: movement. (877) 844-8385 It’s only the second time Inauguration Day has coincided with the King holiday. Some say it’s only fitting the 6 74825 22406 6 celebrations are intertwined. Sunday Colder High: 28° Low: 24°

“It’s almost like fate and history coming together,” said U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who worked alongside King in the fight for civil rights during the 1950s and ’60s and plans to attend the inauguration. “If it hadn’t been for Martin Luther King Jr., there would be no Barack Obama as president.” Some King commemorations have been shuffled around to accommodate the inauguration, though others are going on as planned.

King’s youngest daughter, Bernice King, plans to attend the observance of her father’s memory at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where he preached, and said she doesn’t fear the inauguration will overshadow the celebration. “I think it enhances the observance, actually, because it heightens people’s awareness about the King holiday,” she said. “I also think it gives some sort of validation to the significant work that my father made to

this country, to this world, in fact.” The only other time a presidential inauguration has fallen on the King holiday was in 1997 at the start of President Bill Clinton’s second term. Clinton invoked King’s memory in his inaugural address, and events were planned throughout the inauguration weekend to commemorate King. Obama plans to incorporate the legacy of the civil rights movement into his

inauguration. Myrlie EversWilliams, the widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, is slated to deliver the invocation. The president also plans to take the oath of office for his second term with his hand on two Bibles, one owned by King and one by Abraham Lincoln. As he takes the oath, Obama will be facing the Lincoln Memorial, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago this August.

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Troy High School sophomore Aleecia Christian answers questions during a “Made� casting interview Friday at the school. made a stop at Troy High School near her hometown of Centerville. “I love all the kids we get to help,� she said. One story she said she has enjoyed is helping a boy at a Texas high school score a date to the prom. “We just want to help make these kids’ high school memories be as cool as possible.� Murtaugh recorded interviews with students such as Kristen Wood, Emmanuel Whitson, Joey Benson and Aleecia Christian. Senior Kristen Wood

confronting the government’s spending problem,� Boehner told GOP lawmakers at a retreat in Williamsburg, Va. “The principle is simple: ‘no budget, no pay.’� But the move ran into opposition from House Democrats, including leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who called it a gimmick because it would set up another potential confrontation in just a few months. Votes from Democrats may be needed to help pass the measure if GOP conservatives opposed to any increase in the debt limit withhold their support.


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“My problem is that I’m not a shy person, but I’m too shy to sing in front of people,� Wood said. “I’ll sing in the locker room because my teammates can get it out of me, but I’m scared and nervous in front of other people because I think I’ll sound bad.� Sophomore Whitson said it isn’t the money or the fame he’s seeking from the television show. “I’ve been doing music all my life since the fourth grade,� he said. “I’d like to get signed to a good label where I could be heard worldwide or around the nation.� Whitson said even if he isn’t chosen to be featured on the show, it won’t hold him back from his dream. “I keep my headphones, my notebook and a pencil in my backpack all the time,� he said. “I’ve got my own studio at my house. I don’t even care about the money or being famous — I just want my stuff to be heard.� Aleecia Sophomore Christian also hopes to have her graphic novels published someday. “My first thought was this is never going to happen again,� Christian said when school officials announced the casting call. “It totally unlocked a door for me.� Christian said she wants to be “Made� into a published author of her fantasy-based graphic novel trilogy based on the trials and tribulations of a dragon named “Daedra Silverwing.� “It’s been in progress for five years now,� Christian

said. “I’m going to do the best I can to get hold of contacts and share this with as many people as I can.� talking to After Murtaugh, Christian said the experience in front of the casting agent was “pretty relaxed.� “I’m really excited,� she said. Junior Joey Benson would love to be “Made� into a musician to play piano or expand on his guitar skills to help bring music to his Christianbased youth group he started at Troy High School. “I just moved here from South Carolina and I thought this would be a great opportunity to show people how to fit in as the new kid,� said Benson, who is in his second year at THS. “My sophomore year was completely miserable.� Benson said it was a religious retreat back in his home state that readjusted his attitude to inspire others. “I really want to bring music and learn how to play an instrument — I’m hoping to learn how to play piano,� Benson said. “Hopefully MTV could help me with the music aspect.� Benson said he doesn’t expect to be chosen for the show, but said, “I thought I’d just give it a shot.� Others with hopes and dreams waited in the auditorium, including an aspiring sous chef, a teen who wants to get more fit, musicians and many others. All teens will have to wait a few weeks to see if they “Made� the cut.


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said although she is a confident contributor on the high school basketball team, she’d love to be able to sing in front of a large audience with as much confidence as she has on the court. “I like to sing but nobody knows it,� Wood said. “I thought it was something to try out for.� Wood said she performed in musicals in her former school, but got out of practice once her basketball practices and traveling teams took over her free time.

“This proposal does not relieve the uncertainty faced by small businesses, the markets and the middle class,� said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill. “This is a gimmick unworthy of the challenges we face and the national debate we should be having. The message from the American people is clear: no games, no default.� But Senate Democrats and the White House were more cautious and sounded that encouraged Republicans seemed to be beating a tactical retreat. “We are encouraged that there are signs that congressional Republicans may back off their insistence on holding our economy hostage to extract drastic cuts in Medicare, education and programs middle-class families depend on,� said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

• Continued from 1 pursue the same path was merely a fluke — one that makes Cairns very proud. “He’s going the same way, and after 50 years, with no prodding from me. We had CAIRNS never talked about the electronics portion,â€? Cairns said, adding, “I see a lot of me in him.â€? Cairns recently was interviewed for a Library of Congress piece on veterans history, which will be recorded on DVD. The segment will capture his time as an enlisted person serving along the perimeter of Vietnam, in charge of electronics on the aircraft carrier. He now lives in Troy

The photograph shows Sam Fox in his U.S. Navy uniform on the left, alongside his grandfather Sam Cairns in the Navy in 1962. with his wife of 45 years, Judy. In March, Cairns will go to South Carolina to watch Fox graduate on to the nuclear power school phase. Despite the difficulty of the program, Cairns says he is confident his grandson will succeed. In fact, Cairns pointed out, Fox has risen

in the ranks more quickly than his grandfather: “I didn’t make it quite that fast,� he said. But beyond his strides in the Navy program, Cairns said he also admires Fox for his character: “I think the reason I’m so attached to him is he’s such a thoughtful kid. So thoughtful.�


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one arm up in my room at home,� Walker said. “I’m going to do the best I can and share my story with as many people as I can — my arm isn’t going to hold me back from my dreams.� Walker also said he’d like to see his science fiction and mystery stories published. “I gave a friend a sample of my story and he said he loved it,� Walker said, sharing his nickname of “Sherlock.� MTV casting agent Gillian Murtaugh interviewed and videotaped more than 33 Trojans, including Walker, who all hope to star in an episode of MTV’s “Made,� where they hope to achieve a dream with the help of a professional coach or mentor. “We’re casting for at least 20 new episodes,� Murtaugh said. “It’s all about the kids and their goals and then helping those kids realize their dreams and have professionals help them along the way.� According to Murtaugh, “Made� is now in its 10th season and remains popular on the pop culture and music cable channel. “We tried bringing “Made� to college campuses and college students and it went well, but people love watching high school kids succeed, so we’re back in high schools again,� Murtaugh said. Murtaugh said she has visited high schools around the Toledo and Cincinnati region for next season and


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Competition.” Remember, owners are responsible for their dogs and must clean up • MLK EVENTS: At 10 after their pet. Meet in the a.m., the public is invited to parking lot. Pre-register for a celebration brunch hosted C o m m u n i t y the program online at by the Church of the www.miamicountyparks, Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Calendar email to register@miamicounTroy. Judge W. McGregor or call (937) 335Dixon Jr. will be the CONTACT US 6273, Ext. 104. keynote speaker. Dixon • RETIREMENT PARTY: serves on the Miami An open house will be from County Court of Common 2-4 p.m. for Carol Laughman Pleas in the Call Melody at the A.B. Graham Memorial Probate/Juvenile Division. Center, Conover. Light Vallieu at The emphasis of this event refreshments served. In lieu 440-5265 to is youth involvement in the of gifts, donations to the cencommunity. More events list your free ter may be made in Carol’s are planned for Monday. name. calendar • APPRAISAL FAIR: An • BREAKFAST SET: An items.You appraisal fair will be offered all-you-can-eat breakfast will at 12:30 p.m. at the Tipp can send be offered from 8-11 a.m. at City American Legion Post your news by e-mail to the American Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. Third St., 586, Tipp City, for $6. Items Tipp City, sponsored by the available will be eggs your Tippecanoe Historical way, bacon, sausage, french Society. Robert Honeyman, toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, a Miami County auctioneer, hash browns, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon will provide information on items brought for him to appraise. Admission is free and there rolls, juices and fruit. • BREAKFAST OFFERED: Breakfast is a limit of two items. Food and refreshbe offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post will ments by the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 586 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will be available for purchase. For more from 8-11 a.m. Made-to-order breakfasts will information, contact Gordon Pittenger at be offered, and everything is a la carte. (937) 667-3051 or Susie Spitler at (937) • PRAYER VIGIL: A pro-life prayer vigil to 698-6798. end abortion will be at 2 p.m. at the Troy• MARTIAL ARTS: Come to the TroyHayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Miami County Public Library at 2 p.m. for a sponsored by Miami County Right to Life. free demonstration on Tae Ryu Do martial • SPEAKER SERIES: “New Mexico: Arts. Masters Stephen McCall and Wayne Land of Enchantment,” will be part of Riehle from Tae Ryu Do International will Aullwood’s Winter Speaker Series starting discuss the fundamentals of Tae Ryu Do at 2:30 p.m. with speaker Tom Hissong, while reflecting on their own experiences. Aullwood’s education coordinator. Hissong All ages are invited to attend. Call (937) will present a colorful PowerPoint program 339-0502 to register in advance. on his two weeks of exploration and being • BEGINNING BEEKEEPING: “enchanted” in New Mexico. Beginning beekeeping classes will be


offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Tony Rimkus of the Miami Valley Beekeepers Association will lead the class, which is $45 for both sessions, also including Jan. 26. For more information, contact Rimkus at (937) 667-1420 or Brukner Nature Center at (937) 698-6493 to register. Deadline for registration is Friday. • NIGHT HIKE: The great horned owls will be a feature of a forest night hike at 7 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Join staff and volunteers for a guided hike in search of this wild creature. Come dressed for a family-friendly adventure as participants hike the trails on a guided discovery of nocturnal creatures, sounds of the night and wildlife signs. The event is free and open to the public. Following the hike, join the Stillwater Stargazers at 8 p.m. Members will have their telescopes set up to answer questions. This program also is free and open to the public. • SPAGHETTI SUPPER: The First United Church of Christ Relay for Life team will have a spaghetti supper from 4-7 p.m. at the church, 120 S. Market St., Troy. The menu will include spaghetti, marinara sauce, meatballs, bread, salad bar, applesauce, desserts and drinks. Meals will be $7 for adults and for $3 children, and children 4 and younger eat free. Carryouts will be available and the church is handicapped accessible. • KARAOKE: Karaoke with Papa D’s Pony Express will be presented from 7 p.m. to close at the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City. The event is free. • PORK CHOPS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated (nonmarinated pork chops available upon request) pork chop dinner with baked potato and corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m. • BUFFET BREAKFAST: The Sons of the American Legion Post No. 43, 622 S. Market St., Troy, will host an all-you-can-eat buffet-style breakfast from 7-10:30 a.m. Adult meals will be $7 and children’s meals will be $3. The buffet will include scrambled eggs, homemade fried potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage and bacon, waffles and omelets made-to-order, toast, coffee and juice. Take out orders will be available. • FISH FRY: The Fletcher Volunteer Fire Department will host the first of three allyou-can-eat fish and chicken fry fundraising events of the season from 5-7:30 p.m. at 6605 State Route 589, south of Fletcher. The menu will includes deep-fried fish and chicken, as well as french fries, applesauce, coleslaw, bread and butter and a beverage. Adult meals are $8, children 5-12 are $5 and children under 5 eat free. Additional fish fry events will be Feb. 16 and March 16.

SUNDAY • VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Join members of the Brukner Bird Club for a relaxing afternoon in the tree top vista from 2-4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Participants will identify each species and get a count on the number of each seen at one time. All this data will be entered into Project FeederWatch, a national bird population survey coordinated by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to track population changes. This winter is promising to be an exciting one, with lots of northern species predicted to move into the area. • DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will have its monthly dog social from 1-3 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone, off Dorset Road, Troy. If dogs are nice and play well with others, bring them to the park. Participants can enter the “Catch the Snowball Contest,” “Hide the Treat in the Snow” and “Bury the Dog in the Snow

Conservancy district offers flood website In March, the region will mark the 100th anniversary of the Great 1913 Flood. The flood remains Ohio’s greatest natural disaster, killing 360 people and causing more than $100 million in damages (about $2 billion in today’s economy). A website — — has been launched with information about activities and events planned around the region, from Piqua to Hamilton. The website is meant to be interactive. “We have a section where people can submit their family’s story about the flood,” said Angela Manuszak, special projects coordinator with the Miami Conservancy District, which has developed the site. “There’s hardly a survivor left from the flood,

FFA sponsors coloring contest

CASSTOWN — The Agricultural Promotions Committee of the Miami • MLK EVENTS: Martin Luther King Jr. East FFA Chapter recently Day events will continue with a symbolic march from the southwest quadrant of the sponsored a coloring contest at Miami East Public Square in downtown Troy beginning at 9 a.m., proceeding at 9:30 a.m. to Elementary. Students in first grade First Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Walnut were given a farm picture St., Troy. The Rev. Charles Carnes of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ will lead to color. FFA members the march. The memorial celebration evaluated the pictures and service at First Presbyterian Church will awarded first place to each start at 10 a.m. Keynote speaker is state homeroom. Rep. Richard N. Adams, who is serving Winners are: his third term in the Ohio House of • Mrs. Rhea Kirk — Representatives. He represents the 80th Abigail Kadel House District, which includes Miami • Mrs. Carmen Richters County and portions of Darke County. — Kynlee Patton Immediately following the memorial serv• Mrs. Mary Simmons ice, a fellowship luncheon will be served in — Jadyn Bair the eating area at First Presbyterian • Mrs. Ashley Demmitt Church. • PEACEFUL CELEBRATION: School- — Brooklyn Taylor age children are invited to the Troy-Miami Each student participat-


but we know that flood survival stories have been passed from generation to generation. This is great way for the region to share in those stories.” A steering committee of representatives from Great Miami River cities that flooded in 1913, along with MCD, has been working to develop commemorative events and programs. The website is the central point for flood commemoration information. The site contains links to collections about the flood, information about the flood protection system built after the flood, an opportunity to request a speaker, and more. In addition, a 100th anniversary book — “A Flood of Memories” — is

being produced by MCD. The book will feature photos from the 1913 flood and its aftermath as well as those same or similar locations today. The book should be available in March with points of sale to be announced. The Dayton Art Institute will feature an exhibit tied to the book beginning in February. “The Dayton Art Institute is proud to partner with the Miami Conservancy District to commemorate the 1913 flood — a watershed event in our region,” said Jane A. Black, DAI associate director. “When people see the exhibit, I think they will be moved by how the river has impacted our past and what opportunities it provides for our future.”



County Public Library between 1-2 p.m. to add their thoughts of peace to the banner to be displayed in the children’s department. No registration required. • REUBEN SANDWICHES: Reuben sandwiches will be served from 6-8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, for $5. • OFFICES CLOSED: City offices will be closed for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. However, city refuse collection and curbside recycling will be on schedule. Troy City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m.


ing received a pencil, agricultural color pad and candy. The first-place picture in each homeroom was awarded a collectible FFA bear.

who are disabled, organizers will make house calls. Interested veterans can call Bob Shook at 339-2637 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Video recordings PERI meeting set planned for vets PIQUA — The Miami MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Veterans History Project Committee is scheduling 2013 Library Of Congress free video recordings of county veterans’ military service. The recordings are sent to The Library Of Congress veterans Internet project site and one copy is presented to the veteran for their family’s use. Interview dates are now available February-June. For those

County Chapter of the Ohio Public Employee Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua. Lunch is $10, payable at the door. Reservations are due Jan. 30 by calling Beth at 335-2771. The speaker will be county commissioner Richard Cultice. The meeting is open to any current or retired Ohio public employee.

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• EXPLORATION HIKE: The Miami County Park District will have an adult exploration hike at 9 a.m. at John A. Wannemacher Reserve, 1876 MonroeConcord Road, near Troy. Join naturalists as they head to explore nature. Pre-register for the program online at www.miamicountyparks, email to or call (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104. For more information, visit the Miami County Park District website at • TOWNSHIP MEETING: The Monroe Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the Monroe meeting room. The change in date is due to the MLK holiday. Civic agendas • The village of West Milton Council will have its workshop meeting on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

WEDNESDAY • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. Lindsay Woodruff, outreach coordinator of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley will speak about her work and the program in Miami County. For more information, contact Donn Craig, vice president, at (937) 418-1888. • DINE TO DONATE: Help support Brukner Nature Center’s wildlife from 5-8 p.m. by dining at Marion’s Piazza, 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy. For diners who present a flier, Marion’s will donate a percentage of the total food bill for pizza, sandwiches and spaghetti, to the center, dine-in or carry-out. Fliers can be found at the interpretive building or call Brukner Nature Center at (937) 698-6493 or send email to • PAWS TO READ: Children in grades kindergarten through third-grade students are invited to the Troy-Miami County Public Library between 7-7:40 p.m. to read to a local certified therapy dog, Tina. Call the library at 339-0502 to sign up for a 10minute reading time slot.






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have a nice Christmas. While we don’t like having to rely on the generosity of strangers, it is nice to know that option is available when we need it. We are hoping that things turn around for us in 2013 and maybe this December, we will be able to return the favor to people

in need. But again, bless all of you for being so kind to us during Christmas. May the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ forever look upon you!


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

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Ill., on a healthy 2013 Have you resolved this year to cut down on calories? Eat more vegetables? Maybe you plan to start an exercise regimen, join a health club or move the laundry off that treadmill and climb back on it. You might have resolved to butt out your last smoke, or do your last dip. Making resolutions is the easy part. Keeping them can be another matter altogether. But if you’ve made one that will make you a healthier person this year, do all you can to keep it. It’s worth doing not only for you, but for others, as well. There are demonstrated links between health and happiness; making positive lifestyle changes really can bring you a happier new year. Of course, your friends and loved ones don’t want your health to deteriorate, either. Meanwhile, the health care landscape in America makes all of us dependent on each other to do what we can for our health’s sake. The economic consequences of problems such as obesity, which has become endemic in America, are tremendous. Medical care costs of obesity in 2008 totaled about $147 billion, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cigarette smoking cost about $96 billion in health care expenditures in 2010, the CDC says. The more people get sick, the more they need health care. And the more demand placed on the system, the more expensive health insurance becomes for the rest of us. Here’s hoping that whatever you’ve resolved to do better, different or for the first time in 2013, you find a way to stick with it. El Dorado (Ark.) News-Times, on a Joe Biden C-SPAN reality show: Move over, Kim Kardashian. Step aside, Donald Trump. Make way, Honey Boo Boo. It seems there may be another reality show superstar waiting in the wings — our own vice president, Joe Biden. And no, we’re not kidding. Biden, it so happens, is the subject of a new petition posted on the White House website which calls for the politician to have his own reality show on the television news network C-SPAN. After all, stranger things have happened … consider “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” ”Amish Mafia” and “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding,” to name a very few. The former senator from Delaware has been well known for his quirky remarks and bright, ready smile throughout his tenure in Washington, but it was his comments caught on camera during the swearing in of the 113th Congress that caught the attention of Internet surfers. While welcoming the senators and their families, Biden exchanged jokes and off-beat remarks with them as they posed for photos, saying such things as “If you ever need any help on your pecs, let me know,” and “You’ve got beautiful eyes, mom,” to one senator’s mother. He has also appeared on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” and was once caught by a live mic telling Obama before an official address that passage of health-care reform was “a big (expletive) deal.” He also singlehandedly made “malarkey” one of the most looked-up words of 2012 by using it in a vice presidential debate. Evidently, enough people think the veep is such a hoot that they created the petition urging the Obama administration to allow cameras into the daily activities of Biden, thus creating a one-of-a-kind reality show for the network which, let’s face it, could use a little levity. … Who needs Snooki when you have good old Joe?


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Federal spending is both limitless and lawless “We don’t have a spending problem.” Those soothing words are apparently none other than President Barack Obama’s. As the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore reported, House Speaker John Boehner says that Obama insisted to him that America has a problem with healthcare, not federal expenditures. Maybe the spendaholic-in-chief is missing something. America is being tortured by a free-spending federal government that acts irresponsibly on good days and illegally on bad ones. In just the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, Washington dug Americans $293 billion deeper down the hole, the Congressional Budget Office announced Jan. 8. That pace likely will make this the fifth consecutive year with a federal deficit exceeding $1 trillion. This was obscene enough when President George W. Bush botched the 2008 financial meltdown. Since then, Obama gleefully has frolicked in red ink. Also, federal welfare spending is set to increase 80 percent through fiscal year 2022 and total $11 trillion. What fuels this explosion in the dole? According to a Jan. 15 analysis by Senate Budget Committee Republicans, bureaucrats use “aggressive outreach to those who say they do not need financial assistance.” Also,

Deroy Murdock Troy Daily News Guest Columnist “recruitment workers are even instructed on how to ‘overcome the word “no”’ when individuals resist enrollment.” This week, the Republican-led House approved $33 billion in Hurricane Sandy assistance. This sum, atop another $17 billion, includes such non-sequiturs as $10 million for FBI paychecks, $50 million to plant trees around America, $150 million for fisheries and $2 billion for interstate highways. Enough wobbly Republicans joined spend-happy Democrats to save these and other slabs of pork. Republicans should have used this legislation as a tutorial on limiting disaster relief to relieving disaster, not opening the vault to those with the stickiest fingers. Meanwhile, Washington’s record-shattering profligacy may be less frightening than its burgeoning lawlessness. Legal, schmeagle. Washington does what-

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ever it wants. • Senate Budget Committee Republicans report that the departments of Agriculture and Homeland Security “have promotions to increase the number of immigrants on welfare despite legal prohibitions on welfare use among those seeking admittance into the United States.” • Congressman Tom McClintock, R-Calif., complains that Congress routinely spends tax dollars on programs whose legal authorization has expired. This is like using a company credit card years after you were fired. Last year, McClintock tried to cut about $250 million from the International Trade Administration. “The ITA’s authorization lapsed in 1996 — 16 years ago,” McClintock marveled. “It has not been reviewed or authorized by Congress since then, but we still keep shoveling money out the door.” The 1985 Balanced Budget Act requires that authorizing legislation “be in place before the regular appropriation bills can be considered” by Congress. Nonetheless, the CBO confirmed last year that “Congress has appropriated about $261 billion for fiscal year 2012 for programs and activities whose authorizations of appropriations have expired.” These included $3 billion for Community Block Grants, $24 billion for No Child

Left Behind and $31 billion for the National Institutes of Health. These and other initiatives may have merit. If so, Congress must reauthorize them, so that they are rooted in the law, rather than inertia. • For its part, the Democraticrun Senate is a crime scene. The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 compels senators and representatives to pass a budget each year by April 15. Whatever. The Senate has not enacted a budget since April 29, 2009. (The GOP House did so in 2011 and 2012.) Too bad this law is toothless. Rather than huddle with Republicans to rescue America from this mess, Obama is as petulant as ever. He refuses to bargain with Republicans, saying they simply should raise the debt ceiling without restraining spending. Obama said he would not “have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the American people,” presumably with GOP fingers on the firearm. What vulgar rhetoric, post-Newtown. Finally, what about the national debt of $16,456,185,258,774 and counting? Like Old Man River, it just keeps rolling along. New York commentator Deroy Murdock is a nationally syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service.

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Police seeing uptick in number of panhandlers BY WILL E SANDERS Civitas Media On one blustery January afternoon a young man with a cardboard sign and a hand out greeted busy commuters along exit ramp of I-75 and East Ash Street. A few hundred feet away at the opposing entrance ramp is another panhandler, a woman with a knapsack at her feet. Not too far away and in proximity to the city’s Walmart store are a few others. While panhandlers have always peddled their sympathy in Piqua, city officials say the numbers of those soliciting money in public is becoming a growing concern. So are panhandlers in Piqua a real problem? Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison tends to think so. “Whether or not we have a problem is very subjective,” he said. “I would say at this point, based on the sheer number we are seeing right now, that there is a problem.” Which is why Jamison and other city leaders are looking to make updated changes to a panhandling/solicitor ordinance passed by commission in 2010, though such revisions are only in its infancy. “We are getting more assertive with our enforcement of the panhandling ordinances,” said Jamison, who supports making improvements to the ordinance. As larger cities pass tougher panhandling laws and aggressive enforcement, those who panhandle have started moving from larger cities to smaller com-


LOIS L. MOORE TROY — Lois L. Moore, age 69, of Troy, Ohio, passed away at 12:54 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born on June 16, 1943, in Ransom, Ky., to James Tennis Dotson of De Graff, Ohio, and the late Wamena (Scott) Dotson. She was married to Larry Thomas Moore for 42 years and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Lee Moore Smith of Troy; brothers and sisters, James B. Dotson of De Graff, Earmel Dotson of De Graff, Timothy Dotson of Tipp City, Steve T. Dotson of De Graff, Patty A. Miller of De Graff, Melanie “Diane” Casey of Huber Heights, Debbie Samuels of Vandalia, David Dotson of Pikeville, Ky., and Nellie Hoff of Tipp City; and four grandchildren, Krystal Lee Smith, Melanie Nicole Smith, Nathan Thomas Smith and Jesse Lee Smith; and good friend, Judy Nix of Troy, and her daugh-

ters, Ashley and Chelsea. In addition to her mother and her husband, Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Dotson, and her niece, Teresa Dotson Lockwood. MOORE She attended Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Urbana, and was a retired PTC at UVMC, Troy. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Elder Greg Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.baird



A panhandler stands at the top of the Interstate 75 off ramp at East Ash Street in Piqua, smoking a cigarette and talking on a cell phone, in this file photo from August 2011.

PIQUA munities located off the interstate. Jamison said he encourages a comprehensive approach, coming up with a law and enforcing it. He said one way to handle panhandling would be for people to stop giving them money. “The fact that there are so many of them tells me there are lots of people giving money to them,” the police chief said. “If nobody gave them any money it would stop, but some people

have such a big heart that they can’t do that.” For such people Jamison said there are plenty of charitable organizations in the community to which they can donate funds. “Most of them will readily admit that they are just going to buy drugs with the money they make from panhandling,” he said. In the last month alone, the police and some city commissioners have received phone calls from the public who were concerned by panhandlers and the number of them, Jamison said.

Ordinance limits panhandlers City may look at revising law BY WILL E SANDERS Civitas Media

PIQUA cost $15 and all certificates shall expire on the date specified on the certificate, which shall not exceed 12 months. • Those who obtain a certificate are barred from making “any false, fraudulent, misleading or deceptive” statements during the course of their activity. Additionally, solicitors shall not make any solicitation where solicitors are notified by sign that peddling or soliciting is prohibited. • A variety of prohibited acts are listed in the ordinance, such as solicitors cannot knock on doors or ring doorbells of homes, apartments or buildings displaying no solicitation signs. Likewise, they are barred from shouting, crying out, honking a horn, ringing a bell, or using another sound device in the city where the sound is of sufficient volume. • Other restrictions disallow a panhandler from stating “the donation is needed to meet a specific need, when the solicitor already has sufficient funds to meet that need and does not disclose that fact,” or “stating the donation is needed to meet a need which does not exist.” They are further prohibited from stating they are out of town or stranded when it is untrue. Likewise, they are prohibited from “wearing a military uniform … when the solicitor is neither a present nor former member of

the service indicated,” or acting disabled when they are not. The ordinance also addresses that panhandlers cannot use makeup or a device to simulate “any deformity.” • A solicitor is not allowed to state he or she is homeless when he or she is not. • Panhandling is not allowed “after sunset or before sunrise.” • Panhandlers must not do so at any bus stop; from any public transportation vehicle or facility; any vehicle within the public right-of-way; 20 feet from the entrance or exit of a bank, savings and loan association, credit union, check-cashing business or ATMs; or on private property. • Panhandlers also must act in accordance with certain manners listed in the ordinance, which include: coming within three feet of a person who does not wish to make a donation; blocking the path of a pedestrian or motorist walking or driving away from a panhandler; following a person; making unreasonable noise or using offensively coarse language; and panhandling in a group of two or more people is prohibited. • Violators of the ordinance “shall be deemed guilty of a minor misdemeanor” and shall be fined not more than $100. Each day’s violation constitutes a new offense. A second time offense is subject to being charged with a fourth-degree misdemeanor and a fine of not more than $250.


An ordinance passed in 2010 by Piqua City Commission aimed at addressing panhandling is receiving new attention since a noticeable rise in panhandlers has been reported. It could result in revisions being made to the ordinance, which is a move supported by the city’s police chief. Here is a closer look at the city’s panhandling and solicitors ordinance passed three years ago: • Those who seek to panhandle or solicit may do so, but must first apply for, obtain and prominently display a solicitor’s certificate, which can be done at the police department. Registration requires a person’s name, address, age, physical description, proposed method of operation, names of three most recent communities where the applicant solicited and several other details. Applicants are photographed and fingerprinted. Certain felony crimes might prohibit a solicitor from obtaining such a permit. • Those who receive a panhandling or solicitor’s permit must display it in “plain view on the front of the person at all times,” and those who have had their registration revoked shall not be permitted to panhandle in the city for two years following the revocation. • Certificates issued to a panhandler or solicitor


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PIQUA — Christine J. Bryant, 74, formerly of Piqua, more recently of Sidney, died at 3:07 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the Fair Haven Nursing Home. She was born April 14, 1938, in Piqua, to the late Louis A. Thompson and Mildred (Heaton) Thompson Martin. Survivors include a daughter, Shannon (Flaharty) Gracey and partner Rick Middleton of Marathon, Fla.; three sons, Terry Hedrick of Piqua, Rick Flaharty and partner Patti Hixson of North Carolina and James Bryant Jr. of California; five grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and two sisters, Barbara (Ernest) Lewis of Troy and Carol Partington of Sidney. She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Flaharty; a granddaughter, Jordan Kissinger; and a sister, Betty

Copeland. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Jon Richmond officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill BRYANT Cemetery, Tipp City. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through



• Joann J. Adams TROY — Joann J. Adams, age 82, of Troy, Ohio, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Troy Care & Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending through Baird Funeral Home, Troy.

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Ohio father rebuilds truck into memorial on wheels TOLEDO (AP) — Tom Wylie spent the last 3 months tearing apart and rebuilding a dump truck in his mechanic shop, but he really was retooling his broken heart. The owner of Wylie & Sons Landscaping in Perrysburg Township turned the vehicle into a rolling memorial to his 23year-old son, Tommy Wylie, Jr., who was killed June 23 in a vehicular crash in Henry County. “It helped me get through a lot of the suffering,” Mr. Wylie said. Tommy, who worked with his father at the truck repair and sand and stone-hauling business, ran his steel-hauling business, WJR, from the same Glenwood Road location. He was driving on U.S. 24 from Wylie & Sons back to the family homestead near Swanton early that June day when his pickup collided with two commercial trucks pulling double trailers. The impact from

the second one crushed his vehicle and killed him instantly. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says the crash remains under investigation, but Mr. Wylie said he needed to do something to cope with the pain. Tommy was an avid dirt-bike racer, and fellow racer Jeffrey Clark of Bad Brush Design in the village of Holland had made memorial decals with Tommy’s 513 bike number. “When our community loses someone … it seems to help in those situations,” Mr. Clark said. The sticker inspired Mr. Wylie to repaint the 1999 Mack, the first truck he ever bought, in the same bright purple as his son’s Kawasaki racing color, with the Bad Brush graphic enlarged onto the cab doors. Closest match for the truck paint: Crazy Plum Purple. Mr. Wylie didn’t flinch when told it cost $500 a gallon.

“Well, I need a gallon and a half,” he said. He didn’t stop at the truck’s exterior. Mr. Wylie stripped it down and then rebuilt it. Todd Hanson of Hanson Graphics in Wauseon hand-painted “Tommy Lives” with green stripes on the hood. Mr. Wylie clear-coated several pictures of his son on the cab and trailer, practicing first on the shop’s washing machine. Kristen Kowalski of Delta, a bookkeeper for Wylie & Sons who was Tommy’s girlfriend, is in several of those pictures. “I think he would love it,” she said. Mr. Wylie’s eldest son, Josh, works at the business, and his youngest son, Nick, is pursuing a horseracing career. And although Mr. Wylie is separated from his wife, Lisa, she’s going to be behind the wheel of her son’s memorial truck when it hauls again, he said.

Kasich to deliver speech in Lima COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to deliver his annual State of the State speech in Lima, taking the address outside the capital city for the second year in a row. If lawmakers agree, Kasich will deliver the speech at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in

Lima on Feb. 19. Lawmakers, Supreme Court justices, Cabinet officials and statewide officeholders would need to make the trip to convene the joint legislative session where it is delivered. Lima is about 100 miles west of Columbus. Kasich chose the venue to highlight his economic

policies. Allen County has seen unemployment fall from 10.8 percent to 6.7 percent since Kasich took office. Kasich made history last year by taking the speech on the road for the first time in modern memory, to eastern Ohio’s Steubenville.


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‘Content of character’ quote inspires debate BY JESSE WASHINGTON Associated Press


In this Aug. 28, 1963, file photo, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, speaks to thousands during his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington. Actor-singer Sammy Davis Jr. is at bottom right. realize his or her dreams,” he says. “Now what does that mean when you have 50 million people living in poverty?” Bernice King doubts her father would seek to ignore differences. “When he talked about the beloved community, he talked about everyone bringing their gifts, their talents, their cultural experiences,” she says. “We live in a society where we may

King’s daughter: Nonviolence message is as vital as ever NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While the nation struggles to agree on how to curb gun violence, followers of a man gunned down nearly 45 years ago think his wisdom offers an answer. The words of Martin Luther King Jr. and the role he set for churches in leading a nonviolent response to civil injustice are as applicable today as they were in the 1960s, say his younger daughter and other followers. Bernice King, chief executive of the King Center in Atlanta, recalls a sobering statement from her father: “The choice is no longer between violence and nonviolence, but nonviolence and nonexistence.” King’s lessons take on new urgency after one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last month, killing 20 children and 6 adults. Some faith leaders and others say the Newtown shooting and others justify re-examining the principles King used decades ago to bring about social justice and seeing how they could curtail pervasive violence today. As a Baptist minister, King derived many of his principles from Jesus Christ, particularly from his Sermon on the Mount,

where Jesus discussed embodying peace. Bernice King, who is also a minister, said clergy and faith leaders may not realize it, but they have a role in curbing violence from the pulpit. “I think churches are very critical to this,” King said. “I think we need to do a better job of developing people in the body of Christ to become instruments of peace.” She said the King Center is developing a curriculum that incorporates the principles of King for teaching to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. It also plans to make a curriculum for college students. One principle taught by King is that to attack someone, or injure someone, amounts to self-injury. “We have to change people’s mindset … their way of knowing how to address conflict and anger and things of that nature,” Bernice King said. “We can’t just confine it to gun control.” Pastor Richard W. Sibert believes teaching nonviolence at an early age affects future behavior. After the shootings in Connecticut, the community activist had a program at his Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, where young members tolled a bell and read the

name of each child killed. He said he wanted the youth to understand the pain violence can cause. “They have to realize they just can’t strike out at people,” said Sibert, adding that parents, or guardians, need to instill the same doctrine at home. “Violence is not the way.” Lewis Baldwin, a professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University, said ministers also have a voice outside of the church that they don’t fully use. For example, he said religious leaders haven’t been vocal enough on the issue of gun control. “We need to use our influence … to influence Congress,” he said. “Churches have been pretty much silent when it comes to challenging the NRA and challenging people in the halls of government to take serious stands against the easy accessibility of guns.” Tennessee Sen. Stacey Campfield is among a number of lawmakers across the country sponsoring legislation that would allow trained teachers with handgun permits to carry weapons in school. The Knoxville Republican said he supports the idea of nonviolence, but believes people should be able to prevent themselves from becoming victims of violence.

TIPP CITY — An open house and free community dinner will be offered at Liberty Life Church, a non-denominational church, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at 203 N. 4th St., Tipp City.

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have differences, of course, but we learn to celebrate these differences.” The meaning of King’s monumental quote is more complex today than in 1963 because “the unconscious signals have changed,” says the historian Taylor Branch, author of the acclaimed trilogy “America in the King Years.” Fifty years ago, bigotry was widely accepted. Today, Branch says, even though

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the modern meaning of King’s quote is clear: Special consideration for one racial or ethnic group is a violation of the dream. The quote is like the Declaration of Independence, says Roger Clegg, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity, a conservative think tank that studies race and ethnicity. In years past, he says, America may have needed to grow into the words, but today they must be obeyed to the letter. “The Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal,” Clegg says. “Nobody thinks it doesn’t really mean what it says because Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. King gave a brilliant and moving quotation, and I think it says we should not be treating people differently on the basis of skin color.” Many others agree. King’s quote has become a staple of conservative belief that “judged by the color of their skin” includes things such as unique appeals to certain voter groups, reserving government contracts for Hispanic-owned businesses, seeking more nonwhite corporate executives, or admitting black students to college with lower test scores.


pletely ignore race in a “colorblind” society? To consider race as one of many factors about a person? And how do we discern character? For at least two of King’s children, the future envisioned by the father has yet to arrive. “I don’t think we can ignore race,” says Martin Luther King III. “What my father is asking is to create the climate where every American can

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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This sentence spoken by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has been quoted countless times as expressing one of America’s bedrock values, its language almost sounding like a constitutional amendment on equality. Yet today, 50 years after King shared this vision during his most famous speech, there is considerable disagreement over what it means. The quote is used to support opposing views on politics, affirmative action and programs intended to help the disadvantaged. Just as the words of the nation’s founders are parsed for modern meanings on guns and abortion, so are King’s words used in debates over the proper place of race in America. As we mark the King holiday, what might he ask of us in a time when both the president and a disproportionate number of people in poverty are black? Would King have wanted us to com-

prejudice is widely denounced, many people unconsciously pre-judge others. “Unfortunately race in American history has been one area in which Americans kid themselves and pretend to be fair-minded when they really are not,” says Branch, whose new book is “The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement.” Branch believes that today, King would ask people of all backgrounds, not just whites, to deepen their patriotism by leaving their comfort zones, reaching across barriers and learning about different people. Bernice King says her father is asking us “to get to a place we’re obviously not there but to get to a place where the first thing that we utilize as a measurement is not someone’s external designation, but it really is trying to look beyond that into the substance of a person in making certain decisions, to rid ourselves of those kinds of prejudices and biases that we often bring to decisions that we make.” That takes a lot of “psychological work,” she says, adding, “He’s really challenging us.” For many conservatives,

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So far, half of confirmed flu cases are in people 65 and older. Lab-confirmed flu hospitalizations totaled 19 for every 100,000 in the population, but 82 per 100,000 among those 65 and older, “which is really quite a high rate,” Frieden said. “We expect to see both the number and the rates of both hospitalizations and deaths rise further in the

next week or so as the flu epidemic progresses,’” so prompt treatment is key to preventing deaths, he said. About 90 percent of flu deaths are in the elderly; the very young and people with other health problems such as diabetes are also at higher risk. If you’re worried about how sick you are and are in one of these risk groups, see

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The number of older people hospitalized with the flu has risen sharply, prompting federal officials to take unusual steps to make more flu medicines available and to urge wider use of them as soon as symptoms appear. The U.S. is about halfway through this flu season, and “it’s shaping up to be a worse-than-average season” and a bad one for the elderly, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s not too late to get a flu shot, and “if you have symptoms, please stay home from work, keep your children home from school” and don’t spread the virus, he said. New figures from the CDC show widespread flu activity in all states but Tennessee and Hawaii. Some parts of the country are seeing an increase in flu activity “while overall activity is beginning to go down,” Frieden said. Flu activity is high in 30 states and New York City, up from 24 the previous week. Nine more children or teens have died of the flu, bringing the nation’s total this flu season to 29. That’s close to the 34 pediatric deaths reported during all of

under 1, and pharmacists can reformulate capsules into a liquid if supplies are short in an area, said Dr. Margaret Hamburg, head of the Food and Drug Administration. To help avoid a shortage, the FDA is letting Tamiflu’s maker, Genentech, distribute 2 million additional doses of capsules that have an older version of package insert. “It is fully approved, it is not outdated,” just lacks information for pharmacists on how to mix it into a liquid if needed for young children, she said. This year’s flu season started about a month earlier than normal and the dominant flu strain is one that tends to make people sicker. Vaccinations are recommended for anyone 6 months or older. There’s still plenty of vaccine: an update shows that 145 million doses have been produced. About 129 million doses have been distributed already, and a million doses are given each day, Frieden said. Carlos Maisonet, 73, got a flu shot this week at New York’s Brooklyn Hospital Center at the urging of his wife, who was vaccinated in August. “This is his first time getting the flu shot,” said his wife, Zulma Ramos.

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Don’t pressure your brother into making a declaration Dear Annie: I am 19 years old and afraid that my brother is gay. "James" recently made a new friend at work who is gay. He has been going to the library with this new friend and spending the entire day there doing homework. James doesn't own a phone, so it is hard for my mother to get ahold of him. Sometimes he leaves for work at 6 p.m. and doesn't come home until 9 the following morning, making excuses that he was at work. My mother knows he's lying, because she calls his job and they often say he isn't there. His friend has left messages on our home answering machine that make us all question their relationship. A few days ago, my mom called me crying hysterically because James hadn't returned all night after an argument in which she asked if he was gay. He screamed at her to never ask that question again and said that he is not gay. I try to be open-minded toward everyone and don't object if James is gay. But my mother was not brought up this way. In her culture, being gay is absolutely unacceptable. If James "came out," my mother would throw him out of the house and disown him. It would ruin our family name. She even once said she would have to move away from our hometown. My brother has always had trouble making friends, and I feel this latest friend is someone who just happens to accept him for who he is. I don't believe James is interested in men. But I am worried for his sake. What do I do? — Unsure Dear Unsure: Please don't pressure your brother. Having a gay friend will not change his sexual orientation, and finding someone who "accepts him for who he is" is not to be brushed aside lightly. James needs to navigate this in his own way. You can mention that he seems stressed and let him know that if he needs to talk, you are available. You also can give him the website for PFLAG ( just in case he should find it useful. Dear Annie: You recently printed a letter from a sociable man in his mid-50s who is having difficulty making new friends. My husband and I are in a similar predicament now that the kids are out of the house. Your suggestion to find activities is a good start, but the reality is that people form true friendships over shared common experiences. Volunteer activity, work, team sports (like bowling or a walking group) and religious groups provide the most opportunity for forming friendships over an extended period of time. But I wish you would have specifically addressed our age group. Perhaps the "sandwich generation" burdens are part of the problem, but we don't see significant numbers of people our age anywhere except restaurants and church. Please provide more guidance regarding friendships for people over 40. — Prime of Life Dear Prime: You have already noted that activities where you see the same people repeatedly provide the best opportunities to create friendships, and once you are out of school, your age doesn't really matter. Besides bowling leagues and volunteer work, we also recommend book clubs, gourmet clubs, choirs, community theater and civic organizations. Determine what your interests are, and then look for local groups or check Dear Annie: May I weigh in on baby showers for second and third babies? When she was pregnant with her second child, my lovely daughter-in-law was given a "sprinkle." Her friends brought frozen dinners, cooked and labeled. All she had to do was defrost and heat. What a blessing for a new mom, especially one with other small children. The meals lasted for weeks. — MultiGrandma Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


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Are you lit up? Quick check sheds light on situation Dear Readers: A letter from a reader about the importance of checking vehicle lights by yourself brought some follow-up comments. Here are a few: • John in Atlanta says: “If you do not have a second person to inspect the lights, do what I do: Wait until dusk and pull into the parking lot of a glass building (e.g., office building, shopping center, etc.). Use the windows as a mirror to check your lights, turn signals, reverse lights and licenseplate lights. Just be careful to keep an eye out for traffic or pedestrians in the parking lot, and be aware of your surroundings.” • Frances in Arkansas says: “To test your car lights in

Hints from Heloise Columnist 10 seconds, get in your car in the closed garage. Turn the ignition switch to the ’on’ position, but don’t start the motor. Test the lights to see if the reflection is correct. The taillights will show up on the garage door when you step on the brakes. You do not even need to get out of the car.”

• C.M. in South Carolina says: “If you choose to pay for full service when gassing up your car, don’t be afraid to ask the service attendant to check the lights along with your oil while filling up. If you’re paying extra for the gas, you might as well get the ’full’ out of the service.” These are all good hints to use. Thanks! — Heloise PET PAL Dear Readers: Susan House of Anchorage, Alaska, sent a photo with her two 6-month-old Boston terrier brothers, Gus and Pete. She lovingly refers to them as “double trouble,” and they are always on squirrel patrol.

To view the brothers on patrol, visit my website,, and click on “Pets.” — Heloise LINT DISPOSAL Dear Heloise: I have a tiny laundry room, not large enough for a stand-up trash can. To save time disposing of dryer lint, I keep a small, decorative canvas basket on the shelf above the dryer. Any type of recycled container will work great! Saves time and those extra steps of disposing of the lint in another room. Love your column and the very useful hints from you and readers — double thanks! — Pat in Chino Valley, Ariz.



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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re never casual about money, which is why you might have some harsh words (briefly) with someone about cash or even something you own. Just be patient. Let it pass. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a goofy day, so tread lightly. Expect shortages and delays, and definitely hold your temper in check at some point today. You’ll be tempted to be short with someone. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) On the whole, this is an OK day; yet something is troubling you. Something is worrying you in the back of your mind, and this will tend to make you impatient with others. Be aware of this. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Disputes with a female in a group situation might occur very briefly. However, this is so mild that it doesn’t have to ruin everybody’s day, does it? LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Difficulties with authority figures — bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs — might arise today. Not everyone realizes that the regal, royal nature of Leo needs respect. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your attempt to have a little adventure today might be blocked by someone, which will, no doubt, annoy you. Just remember, everyone has a job to do. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Minor disputes about shared property, inheritances or anything you own jointly with others could arise today. This will pass quickly if you don’t make a big deal about anything. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Be prepared to compromise with others today. The Moon is opposite your sign, and today people are inclined to be impatient. Oh yeah. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If difficulties arise with co-workers today, make sure you are part of the solution and not part of the problem. Use your breezy optimism to smooth over troubled waters. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Parents will have to be extra patient with children today. Sometimes kids will be kids, and that’s all there is to it. After all, you’re the adult. (Supposedly.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Work to keep domestic peace today, especially with female relatives. Anger serves no purpose except to make everyone miserable, including you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This can be a nice day if you don’t let annoyances get under your skin. Demonstrate grace under pressure, and everyone will be happy. Definitely you! YOU BORN TODAY You are bighearted, and you have a dry sense of humor. You know how to lighten any situation with your clever wit. You’re impulsive and easily make snap decisions. Basically, you are emotional, expressive and nurturing. People like you. In the year ahead, something you’ve been involved with for nine years will diminish or end in order to make room for something new. Birthdate of: Bill Maher, social commentator; George Burns, comedian; Melissa Rivers, actress/celebrity TV host. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.











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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is Saturday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2013. There are 346 days left in the year. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Love Lucyâ&#x20AC;? in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gave birth to Little Ricky. (By coincidence, Ball gave birth the same day to her son, Desi Arnaz Jr.) On this date: In 1861, Georgia became the fifth state to secede from

the Union. In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds. In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1960, the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United

States of America was signed by both countries in Washington, D.C. In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months. Five years ago: Republican John McCain won a hard-fought South Carolina primary Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils in the Nevada caucuses.

Competitors kill 21 invasive pythons so far in Florida

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Dan Keenan makes his way through the thick underbrush in the Big Cypess National Perserve, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 as he hunts pythons. Nearly 800 people have signed up to hunt Burmese pythons on public lands in Florida as part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s month-long â&#x20AC;&#x153;Python Challenge.â&#x20AC;?


other mammals in the Everglades are down as much as 99 percent in areas where pythons are known to live. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s believed that the pythons are devouring the native wildlife and officials worry the snakesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; voracious appetite will undermine the ongoing, multimillion-dollar effort to restore natural water flow through the Everglades. Bergeron led U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., into the Everglades to hunt pythons Thursday afternoon. They splashed from their airboat

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through knee-deep water into several islands that rise in small bumps above the sawgrass, but they always emerged empty-handed.


but the pythons have natural camouflage that gives them an important advantage in the ecosystem they have invaded. As of Thursday, 21 pythons had been killed for the contest, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to pin down exactly how many Burmese pythons slither through Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Everglades, but officials say their effect is glaringly obvious. According to a study released last year, sightings of raccoons, opossums, bobcats, rabbits and

They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t flush out any of the mammals Bergeron thought heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d see, either. The only thing they did find: signs of feral hogs, another problematic invasive species. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rabbits were like rats. Growing up, you saw them everywhere,â&#x20AC;? said Jim Howard, a Miami native and a python permit holder participating in the contest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen a rabbit in 20 years. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see foxes. I hardly see anything.â&#x20AC;? He has caught a python in the Everglades in each of the last two years, though. Each was more than 12 feet long and contained more than 50 eggs. He returned to those locations Wednesday, poking under ferns and discarded wooden boards with a hook at the end of a 3-foot-long stick. All he found were the sheddings of some large snake. After spending hours steering his boat along 14

miles of canals to levees and embankments where pythons might lurk, Howard extended the hook toward the dense, impenetrable grass that stretched all the way to the horizon, with no landmarks or vantage points. Millions of acres in any direction in the Everglades are exactly the same. From that perspective, the hunt for well-hidden pythons seems futile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at inches,â&#x20AC;? Howard said.


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IN THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The man known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alligator Ronâ&#x20AC;? has a lifetime of experience in the Florida Everglades, a fleet of airboats at his disposal and knows the habitats of furry prey for large reptiles. He still couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lead a pack of hunters to a single Burmese python. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the catch in Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Python Challengeâ&#x20AC;?: Even experienced hunters with special permits to regularly stalk the exotic snake through Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s swamplands are having trouble finding them for a state-sponsored competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When these snakes are in the water, in the vegetation, they blend in naturally to where you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hardly see them,â&#x20AC;? said state wildlife commissioner Ron Bergeron, whose nickname is emblazoned on the rudder of his black airboat, over the image of him riding an alligator. The vast majority of roughly 1,000 people who signed up to hunt Burmese pythons on public lands from Jan. 12 through Feb. 10 are amateurs when it comes to pythons. Only about 30 hold permits for harvesting pythons throughout the year. The permit holders might have a slight edge when it comes to handling snakes,


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Director of Customer Relations HCF Management, Inc., an operator of long-term health care facilities for over 40 years has an outstanding opportunity for a Sales and Marketing professional. This position provides sales and marketing leadership for our 130 bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Piqua, Ohio. Position responsibilities include; sales plans, sales calls, event planning, educational presentations, and electronic referral source management. The primary focus of this role is to work with both new and existing referral sources to achieve our company’s goals by communicating our services to provider organizations, hospitals, physicians and case managers. Qualified candidates should have experience in marketing and customer relations, basic knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid, strong organizational and communications skills, and a desire to work with the geriatric population. Please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: Piqua Manor Attn: Amy Carroll, Administrator 1840 West High St. Piqua, OH 45356 EOE/mfv

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■ Boys Basketball

• BASKETBALL: The Tippecanoe basketball team will be honoring the 1973 SWBL champions tonight. The Red Devils face Versailles that night at 7:30 p.m. Any member of the team, cheerleaders or coaches need to contact Dale Pittenger at for more information. • BASKETBALL: The Knights of Columbus free throw competition will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the St. Patrick Parish Center behind the school at 420 E. Water Street in Troy. All boys and girls age 10-14 as of January 1 are eligible. Please bring proof of age. Contact Joe Hartzell at 615-0069 with any questions. • BASEBALL: Troy Junior Baseball will be having registration sign-ups for the 2013 season from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at Extra Innings (958 S. Dorset, next to Troy Christian High School). Registration is open to children ages 5-15 years old. Adults interested in coaching are encouraged to sign up at this time and will be required to have a background check done. Anyone 11 years or older wishing to umpire are asked to sign up at one of the above dates, as well. For more information, please visit • SOFTBALL: Registration will take place from now until Feb. 8 for the Troy Recreation Department’s Youth Softball Program. The program is for girls in grades 1-8. Practices will begin in late April and games will begin the week of May 6. Register online now at Teams will be finalized in March. For more information, please call the Recreation Department at 339-5145. • POKER: The Troy Football Alumni Association will host a Texas Hold ’Em Tourament at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the St. Patrick's Parish Center, located at 409 E. Main St. in Troy. The tournament is limited to the first 100 registered players. Registration begins at 3:15 p.m. the day of the tourament. Participants may pre-register by sending an e-mail request to Checks or money orders may be mailed to P.O. Box 824, Troy, OH, 45373. Entrants may also pay at the door. There is a $50 entry fee, with profits from the event going toward the Troy Football Alumni Association Scholarship fund. There will be a payout to the top 20 finishers, free food and a 50-50 drawing. Beer and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. The Troy Football Alumni Association is a nonprofit organization.

Tri-Village too tough State-ranked Pats shut down Buccs BY COLIN FOSTER Associate Sports Editor

Covington’s Cole Owens spins around a Tri-Village defender Friday night at Covington High School. The Buccaneers suffered their first loss in Cross County Conference play, falling to the stateranked Patriots 53-28.

Covington coach Matt Pond had the unfortunate task of devising a gameplan to stop TriVillage’s inside-outside threat Kyle Pipenger. For Tri-Village coach Josh Sagester, the gameplanning may have been a little simpler with the reigning Cross County Conference Player of the Year on his side. Pipenger was given the ball early and often, scoring 11 out of 16 Tri-Village points in the first quarter to jump-start the Patriots to a 16-6 lead. He fin-


■ Boys Basketball

SUNDAY Swimming Troy, Tippecanoe, Troy Christian at Southwest Classic (TBA)

WHAT’S INSIDE College Basketball................16 National Football League .....16 Scoreboard ............................17 Television Schedule..............17 Local Sports..........................18

NHL must win back fans after lockout Three generations of the Ribble family hurried through a parking lot in suburban Detroit, eager to see the Red Wings practice when the lockout finally ended. “I was getting nervous we weren’t going to have hockey this year,” said Reid Ribble, whose dad joined him, his wife and their two young sons to watch the Red Wings skate last Sunday. “I’m glad they got it figured out.” See Page 16.

ished the game with 20 points as the Patriots defeated the Buccaneers by a score 53-28 Friday in Covington in a battle between two unbeaten teams in CCC play. “We were kind of hoping to cover him with our zone, but they did a great job of moving the ball around our defense,” Pond said. “He’s a nice player. The thing is, they have so many weapons around him.” Tri-Village (14-0, 9-0) started the game on a 9-2 run. In the second, the Patriots went up 30-11

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Vikings explode late vs. Indians Red Devils rout Stebbins, 64-45 Staff Reports CASSTOWN — Neither team started off well. But by the end, Miami East was firing on all cylinders. The Vikings (8-4, 4-2 Cross County Conference) doubled their total from the first three quarters in the fourth Friday night against Newton, outscoring the Indians 26-7 in the final eight minutes to put away a 5224 victory.


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Troy’s Jalen Nelson cruises in for a layup after stealing the ball Friday night against Greenville at the Trojan Activities Center.

But Newton (2-11, 2-5) played tough defense in the first half to stay close, with the score tied 6-6 after one and trailing 16-12 at the half. “It was definitely a sluggish start offensively for both teams,” Miami East coach Allen Mack said. “Neither team shot very well from the outside. And Newton played pretty well defensively and made things tough on us early. “It was a tale of two halves for us offensively. We moved the ball a lot better in the second half and were able to get easier shots as a

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All four quarters Devils ■ Bowling

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Troy didn’t just win a basketball game Friday night. The Trojans also put away their worst enemy. Themselves. “A lot of times in the second half of games, we’ve been our own worst nemesis,” Troy coach Tim Miller said. But holding onto a slim four-point lead at the break, the Trojans — fueled by a defense that forced 20 Greenville TROY turnovers in the game — went on an 18-1 third-quarter run to put the game away and never let up in a 69-43 victory over the Green Wave Friday at the Trojan Activities Center. “We were happy to finally get the monkey off our back,” senior Jalen Nelson said. “We’d came out flat in the third all year long. We were finally doing what we were supposed to do in the third.” And that was defend. The Trojans (3-13, 3-3 Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division) forced seven turnovers in the third quarter, turning many of those into easy layups on the other end. After Greenville cut the lead to 33-29, Troy scored 16 unanswered points — 10 of those coming on fast breaks after steals on the defensive end.

The Tippecanoe Red Devils snapped their losing streaks Friday in non-league play against Tri-Village at Troy Bowl. The boys knocked off the Patriots 2,397-2,009, and the girls won 1,789-1,507. Steven Calhoun led the Devil boys with 191-209—400, Jordan Vollmer rolled 222-176—398, Ryan Rittenhouse rolled 220170—340, Logan Banks rolled 176-163—339 and Jack Bauder rolled 171-153—324.

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Troy’s Tre Hudson fakes out a Greenville defend-

■ See TROJANS on 18 er and hits a jumper Friday night.

Jenny Korleski paced the girls with 138-196—334, Sarah Marshall rolled 130-128—258, Jasmine Fletcher rolled 121131—252, Sarah Rhoades rolled 105-125—230 and Catherine Timmons rolled 97-99—196. “(It was) good to get back on the winning side of things,” Tippecanoe coach Clay Lavercombe said. “I was proud of both teams tonight.”

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, center, smiles as he talks with quarterback Tom Brady (12) and tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) during practice at the team’s facility Thursday in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots will play the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game for the second year in a row at Foxborough this Sunday.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick has this nice habit. He coaches in Super Bowls. John Harbaugh has established an impressive trend, too: winning playoff games. When they face off Sunday for the second straight year in the AFC championship, Belichick’s Patriots and Harbaugh’s Ravens will offer further proof of the value of stability. No coaching carousels in New England and Baltimore. Belichick has been on the job since 2000 and has gone to five Super Bowls, winning the first three. One more trip to the big game and he will tie Don Shula for most Super Bowl coaching assignments. “He never changes,” veteran guard Logan Mankins

said. “It’s always the same way from him. He coaches the same way. He demands the same things. So, when you have that leader in that role, I think it’s easy for everyone else to fall in line.” Harbaugh has managed something Belichick, Shula and every other NFL coach has not: winning in the postseason in each of his first five years on the job. He’s also been to seven conference title games, four as an assistant in Philadelphia. “There’s nothing like the playoffs in the National Football League,” Harbaugh said. “I’ve never been in any other sport, so it’s hard to compare it to a seven-game series or something like that. But, it would be hard to imagine, for me, a more exciting thing than being in the NFL playoffs and getting

to championship games and ultimately the Super Bowl. That’s what it’s all about. To me, it’s the pinnacle of sport.” Belichick and Harbaugh have reached the pinnacle in the AFC, which hardly is enough for them. They will remain true to their philosophies and personnas as they try to guide their teams to New Orleans. For Belichick, that means a high level of secrecy, never providing any bulletin board material or any real insight when asked about how the Patriots (13-4) have been so triumphant under him. Belichick flopped in Cleveland in his first stint as a head coach, but his work in New England is the envy of his peers. Of course, it helped a tiny bit to have Tom Brady on his

side. Brady emphasizes Belichick’s steadiness as a key to that success. “Coach talks about doing your job,” Brady said. “Whatever your role may be — third receiver, third running back — you have to perform your role. You know whenever your number is called … everyone is counting on you. The expectation is you will play at a championship level.” The Patriots have done that for a dozen years; Belichick is third with 18 postseason victories and would tie Shula for second with a win Sunday. He would tie Tom Landry for the top spot by also winning a fourth Super Bowl, which would equal Chuck Noll’s four in the big game with the Steelers.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo knows that to stop Deshaun Thomas is the surest way to stop No. 11 Ohio State. “Thomas is shooting the lights out. He’s been really effective,” Izzo said during preparations for his 18thranked Spartans’ home game against the Buckeyes tonight. “We’ve got to contain Thomas.” The thing is, no one really has been able to do that all season. The 6-foot-7 junior leads the Big Ten in scoring (by more than two full points) at 20.3 points a game. He hasn’t been held below 14 points all season, and he’s been between 16 and 24 points in each of his last 10 games. What’s more, he actually likes it when opposing teams key on him, doubleteam him or throw some junk defense at him. “I’m a mismatch nightmare out there,” he said Friday. “They go small, I can post them up. If they go big, I can go around them or pick and pop. It’s sort of a challenge.” Thomas was one of the leading scorers ever in the basketball-mad state of Indiana at Fort Wayne’s Bishop Luers High. He brought that success to Ohio State, playing in every game as a freshman as the Buckeyes went 34-3, won the Big Ten title and lost in the NCAA regional semifinals. A year ago as a sophomore, he moved into the starting lineup and averaged 15.9 points while Ohio State went 31-8, won a share of the conference title and made it all the way to the Final Four. Thomas toyed with jumping into the NBA draft but decided to return. So far, he hasn’t hurt his draft stock any. Always a fearless shooter, he has become a much better passer, defender and rebounder, not to mention taking an active role in leading the Buckeyes — who only have one senior on the roster, post Evan Ravenel. So when he trots down the court the first time and sees a box-and-one or is bookended by defenders, he chuckles to himself because he knows that presents other opportunities for his

By the Associated Press Three generations of the Ribble family hurried through a parking lot in suburban Detroit, eager to see the Red Wings practice when the lockout finally ended. “I was getting nervous we weren’t going to have hockey this year,” said Reid Ribble, whose dad joined him, his wife and their two young sons to watch the Red Wings skate last Sunday. “I’m glad they got it figured out.” It took a while and it might end up being a costly blow to the sport. The NHL, its teams and players have work to do to win people back after the third work stoppage in less than two decades. “We all know there’s a debt there to the fans,” said Chicago Blackhawks star Jonathan Toews, who took part in negotiations with the NHL. Commissioner Gary Bettman, owners and players have said they’re sorry in various ways. Teams have tried to apologize with free food, beer and tickets, along with discounted gear and access to the players. The harder work begins Saturday, when 13 games kick off a lockout-shortened season where each team has a 48game sprint before the playoffs. “The lockout hurt the game, so we definitely want to do everything we can do to give them a good show,” Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg said. Marc Ganis, president of Chicago-based sports business consulting firm Sportscorp Ltd., said the league is skating against a steep incline in many parts of the United States. “It’s a great sport, but it has geographic constraints,” Ganis said. “In the stronger markets, such as Detroit, there is a strong, passionate fan base for the NHL. The real challenge for the league is growing its fan base, and that has been its challenge for at least three decades. The league should use this restart of the season as an opportunity to be more


Edmonton Oilers fans Markus Taylor, left, and Thomas Hoculak watch the Edmonton Oilers take the ice during the Oilers NHL training camp Monday in Edmonton, Alberta. fan-friendly.” The league, teams and players seem to be trying to do that. Practices and scrimmages were open to the public for free and fans flocked to arenas in some cities such as Philadelphia, where 15,000 fans watched the Flyers skate. In other markets, though, there seems to be a wait-and-see approach at play. Columbus has sold a little more than 7,000 season tickets this year, down about 1,000 from last season, perhaps in part because star Rick Nash was traded to the New York Rangers in addition to a backlash from the lockout. The Blue Jackets offered a buy-one-get-onefree deal for their opener Monday against Detroit, a popular draw, and a sellout is expected. The Tampa Bay Lightning offered fans free lunch if they showed up for practice Friday and those attending Boston Bruins games this month can get free grub, too. Molson Canadian will pass out beer samples at the home

openers in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton. Pittsburgh and Buffalo are among the teams slashing prices on merchandise as a kickback to fans. The Dallas Stars and other clubs are offering free tickets to kids, hoping to expose the sport to a younger generation in the hopes of hooking them on a game that is tough to beat in person. Winning, of course, helps. “If you get one good Cup run and get the people in the building, then they can see what it’s like to watch live and feel that buzz and that electricity in the crowd,” Stars forward Brenden Morrow said. “I don’t think you find it in any other sporting event. You’ve just got to get them in the building.” Not everyone, of course, can afford to buy a ticket and some states don’t even have a team. That’s why hockey is hoping to fare better on TV, the best source of revenue in sports. The NHL has almost

bounced back from the viewership totals it had before the last lockout, which wiped out the 200405 season. Boston’s win in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals drew the sport’s highest rating in 37 years. Ratings were down for last year’s finals with the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils despite having two teams from large markets after the first three rounds of the playoffs attracted the largest average audience since 1997. Restarting the season now as the NFL is winding down, college football is done and baseball is idle might help the NHL. “They got rid of the right games during the lockout because there isn’t as much competition compared to when they usually start seasons,” Ganis said. “What will be interesting to watch is whether the lack of an uprising from fans is because they expected the lockout, or because there isn’t a depth of passion for the sport in this country.”

teammates. “(Opposing teams) just try to do as much as they can to put different bodies on me, to make sure it’s a fresh body or a big body or a small body,” he said. “They do anything to try and confuse me. But I just take it as a challenge and try to take the right spots and hit the right shots.” A year ago, the Buckeyes had two-time AllAmerican Jared Sullinger down low and wing William Buford on the perimeter. Then Sullinger left for the NBA after just two seasons and Buford graduated as one of the school’s all-time scoring leaders. Now Ohio State tends to look to Thomas first to get things going when it has the ball. “Sullinger and Buford, they kind of played off each other and that really helped Thomas,” said Michigan State’s Travis Trice, an Ohio native. “This year they’re running through him, so we’re going to key in on him this year.” Almost every team has tried; most have not been very effective. “We have seen a lot of different variations from switching to not switching, to box-and-one, to trying to sit a certain way on him,” Buckeyes coach Thad Matta said. “I give Deshaun a lot of credit. I think he’s done a very good job of kind of reading the situation and playing off of it.” The Spartans (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) have regrouped after opening conference play with a loss at Minnesota. It’s a security blanket that they have such a formidable home court in the Breslin Center, where they are 11-0 this season. Michigan State is 32145 at Breslin since it opened in 1989, including 165-34 in Big Ten games. In Izzo’s 18 seasons, the Spartans are 247-30 at home and 124-21 in Big Ten play. Over their last 29 games there, they are 28-1. However, no one on the current Ohio State (13-3, 31) roster has ever lost there. In a must-win game last March 4, the Buckeyes escaped 72-70. They did not play in East Lansing in 2010-11, but the year before, they won 74-67.

■ National Football League

Atlanta’s McClure in the middle of everything FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — When Todd McClure was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, they had just made it to the Super Bowl for the first time. “You think it’s going to be easy,” he remembered. It’s not, of course. Fourteen years later, McClure is still waiting for his first trip to the big game. “I tell the young guys on this team that we have to take advantage of this opportunity,” he said, “because it’s not a given that you’ll be in this position again next

year.” When the Falcons (14-3) host the San Francisco 49ers (12-4-1) on Sunday for the NFC championship and a spot in the Super Bowl, McClure will be right in the middle of things, though chances are he’ll barely be noticed. He may be the center, but he’s hardly the center of attention. McClure snaps the ball to get the play started, then fades into the background while players such as Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez grab all the

headlines for the Falcons high-octane offense. But ask around the locker room, and everyone will say that McClure is the glue that holds the unit together. “Todd has been huge for my career here in Atlanta,” Ryan said. “He’s a guy who doesn’t get enough recognition. In all honesty, my first two years here, in terms of pass protection, Todd carried me. He really did. He set every protection, he got us on the right page, and he kept me clean. He helped me out immensely.”

As the longest-running member of the Falcons by far, McClure has certainly gone through his share of ups and downs. A seventh-round pick out of LSU in 1999, he sustained a season-ending injury in his very first training camp, raising doubts about whether he’d ever play in the NFL. Turns out, he claimed a job on the line the very next season and went on to set a franchise record with 148 consecutive starts. Over the past dozen seasons, he’s missed only four out of 192 games.


Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas drives to the hole during a game against Michigan Jan. 13 in Columbus.


FOOTBALL NFL Playoff Glance All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday, Jan. 6 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore 38, Denver 35, 2OT San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31 Sunday, Jan. 13 Atlanta 30, Seattle 28 New England 41, Houston 28 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 San Francisco at Atlanta, 3 p.m. (FOX) Baltimore at New England, 6:30 p.m. (CBS) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6 p.m. (CBS) 2013 Pro Bowl Roster AFC Offense Quarterback *Peyton Manning, Denver Tom Brady, New England Matt Schaub, Houston Running back *Arian Foster, Houston Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Ray Rice, Baltimore Fullback *Vonta Leach, Baltimore Wide receiver *A.J. Green, Cincinnati *Andre Johnson, Houston Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Wes Welker, New England Tight end *Rob Gronkowski, New England x-Heath Miller, Pittsburgh y-Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Tackle *Joe Thomas, Cleveland *Duane Brown, Houston x-Ryan Clady, Denver y-Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati Guard *Logan Mankins, New England *Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Wade Smith, Houston Center *Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Chris Myers, Houston Defense Defensive end *J.J. Watt, Houston *Cameron Wake, Miami Elvis Dumervil, Denver Interior linemen *Geno Atkins, Cincinnati *Vince Wilfork, New England Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Outside linebacker *Von Miller, Denver *Tamba Hali, Kansas City Robert Mathis, Indianapolis Inside/Middle linebacker *Jerod Mayo, New England Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Cornerback *Champ Bailey, Denver *Johnathan Joseph, Houston Antonio Cromartie, N.Y. Jets Free safety *Ed Reed, Baltimore Strong safety *Eric Berry, Kansas City LaRon Landry, N.Y. Jets Special teams Punter Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City Placekicker Phil Dawson, Cleveland Kick returner Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Special-teamer Matthew Slater, New England Long snapper John Denney, Miami NFC Offense Quarterback x-Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Matt Ryan, Atlanta y-Drew Brees, New Orleans y-Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants x-Robert Griffin III, Washington Running back *Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Frank Gore, San Francisco Fullback *Jerome Felton, Minnesota Wide receiver x-Calvin Johnson, Detroit *Brandon Marshall, Chicago Julio Jones, Atlanta Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Tight end *Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Jason Witten, Dallas Tackle *Joe Staley, San Francisco *Russell Okung, Seattle Trent Williams, Washington Guard *Mike Iupati, San Francisco *Jahri Evans, New Orleans Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants Center *Max Unger, Seattle Jeff Saturday, Green Bay Defense Defensive end *Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants *Julius Peppers, Chicago Jared Allen, Minnesota Interior linemen *Justin Smith, San Francisco *Henry Melton, Chicago Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Outside linebacker *Aldon Smith, San Francisco x-DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Clay Matthews, Green Bay y-Chad Greenway, Minnesota Inside/Middle linebacker *Patrick Willis, San Francisco NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco Cornerback *Charles Tillman, Chicago *Tim Jennings, Chicago Patrick Peterson, Arizona Free safety *Dashon Goldson, San Francisco Earl Thomas, Seattle Strong safety *-Donte Whitner, San Francisco Special teams Punter Thomas Morstead, New Orleans Placekicker Blair Walsh, Minnesota Kick returner Leon Washington, Seattle Special-teamer Lorenzo Alexander, Washington

Long snapper Don Muhlbach, Detroit *-denotes starter x-denotes out because of injury y-denotes injury replacement College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14 Saturday, Jan. 19 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 26 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, TBA (NFLN)

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L 25 13 .658 — New York 24 16 .600 2 Brooklyn 20 19 .513 5½ Boston Philadelphia 17 23 .425 9 Toronto 14 26 .350 12 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 26 12 .684 — Atlanta 22 17 .564 4½ 14 25 .359 12½ Orlando 10 29 .256 16½ Charlotte 7 29 .194 18 Washington Central Division Pct GB W L 25 16 .610 — Indiana Chicago 23 15 .605 ½ Milwaukee 20 18 .526 3½ Detroit 14 25 .359 10 Cleveland 10 31 .244 15 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct GB W L 31 11 .738 — San Antonio 25 13 .658 4 Memphis 21 20 .512 9½ Houston 17 23 .425 13 Dallas 13 26 .333 16½ New Orleans Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 31 8 .795 — 24 17 .585 8 Denver 21 19 .525 10½ Utah Portland 20 19 .513 11 Minnesota 16 20 .444 13½ Pacific Division Pct GB W L L.A. Clippers 31 9 .775 — 23 15 .605 7 Golden State 17 22 .436 13½ L.A. Lakers 15 25 .375 16 Sacramento 13 28 .317 18½ Phoenix Friday's Games Chicago 100, Boston 99, OT Philadelphia 108, Toronto 101, OT Indiana 105, Houston 95 Charlotte 106, Orlando 100 Brooklyn 94, Atlanta 89 Memphis 85, Sacramento 69 San Antonio 95, Golden State 88 Washington at Denver, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Saturday's Games San Antonio at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Memphis at Chicago, 8 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Utah, 9 p.m. Milwaukee at Portland, 10 p.m. Washington at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Scores Boys Basketball Akr. Coventry 62, Mantua Crestwood 58 Akr. East 70, Akr. Firestone 63 Akr. East 70, Youngs. Ursuline 45 Akr. Manchester 55, Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 50 Alliance Marlington 70, Can. South 58 Apple Creek Waynedale 44, Dalton 39 Archbold 55, Hamler Patrick Henry 35 Arlington 62, Cory-Rawson 26 Ashland 51, Mansfield Madison 35 Athens 52, McArthur Vinton County 44 Austintown Fitch 56, Niles McKinley 46 Avon 57, Lakewood 38 Avon Lake 73, Olmsted Falls 60 Baltimore Liberty Union 50, Millersport 33 Batavia 47, Bethel-Tate 35 Batavia Amelia 61, Blanchester 40 Beaver Eastern 62, Portsmouth Notre Dame 60 Beavercreek 55, Clayton Northmont 46 Bedford 57, Warren Harding 53 Bedford St. Peter Chanel 57, Garfield Hts. Trinity 54 Bellevue 64, Tiffin Columbian 62, 2OT Berea 69, N. Olmsted 43 Bloom-Carroll 62, Canal Winchester 46 Bloomdale Elmwood 39, Elmore Woodmore 36, OT Bluffton 62, Harrod Allen E. 56 Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 51, Westlake 45 Brookfield 64, Conneaut 41 Caledonia River Valley 46, Marion Elgin 36 Can. Timken 66, Wooster Triway 50 Canfield 79, Lisbon Beaver 60 Cardington-Lincoln 50, Morral Ridgedale 46 Carlisle 72, Middletown Madison 45 Casstown Miami E. 52, Newton Local 24 Cedarville 35, N. Lewisburg Triad 34 Celina 71, St. Marys Memorial 52 Centerburg 37, Fredericktown 32 Centerville 53, Kettering Fairmont 39 Chesterland W. Geauga 56, Perry 54, 3OT Chillicothe Huntington 53, Bainbridge Paint Valley 45 Chillicothe Unioto 57, Southeastern 35 Chillicothe Zane Trace 63, Frankfort Adena 36 Cin. Aiken 88, Cin. Taft 85 Cin. Anderson 62, Cin. Glen Este 50 Cin. Christian 63, Cin. Country Day 52 Cin. Colerain 71, Hamilton 37 Cin. Finneytown 58, Cin. Indian Hill 49 Cin. Hills Christian Academy 58, Hamilton New Miami 37 Cin. Mariemont 59, Cin. Wyoming 50 Cin. McNicholas 62, Cin. Purcell Marian 51 Cin. Moeller 54, Cin. La Salle 47 Cin. Oyler 57, Cin. College Prep. 37 Cin. Princeton 53, Mason 47 Cin. Riverview East 71, Cin. Gamble



SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 2 a.m. NBCSN — Dakar Rally, stage 14, La Serena to Santiago, Chile (delayed tape) BOXING 9 p.m. NBCSN — Middleweights, Elvin Ayala (26-5-1) vs. Curtis Stevens (21-4-1); light heavyweights, Gabriel Campillo (21-4-1) vs. Sergey Kovalev (19-0-1), at Uncasville, Conn. 9:45 p.m. HBO — Champion Roman Martinez (26-1-1) vs. Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-0), for WBO junior lightweight title; champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0-0) vs. Gabriel Rosado (21-5-0), for WBA middleweight title; champion Orlando Salido (39-11-2) vs. Mikey Garcia (30-0-0), for WBO featherweight title, at New York GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Humana Challenge, third round, at La Quinta, Calif. 7:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Mitsubishi Electric Championship, second round, at Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii 4 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Abu Dhabi Championship, final round, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN — Maryland at North Carolina ESPN2 — UConn at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m. FSN — Harvard at Memphis 2 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, West Virginia at Purdue or Kansas at Texas ESPN — Missouri at Florida ESPN2 — Texas Tech at Oklahoma St. 2:30 p.m. FSN — Arizona at Arizona St. 3 p.m. NBCSN — Columbia at Cornell 4 p.m. CBS — National coverage, Oregon at UCLA ESPN — Syracuse at Louisville ESPN2 — Creighton at Wichita St. 4:30 p.m. FSN — California at Stanford 5 p.m. NBCSN — Hofstra at George Mason 6 p.m. ESPN — Ohio St. at Michigan St. 7 p.m. NBCSN — UNLV at Colorado St. 9 p.m. ESPN — Gonzaga at Butler NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. WGN — Memphis at Chicago SOCCER 9:55 a.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Fulham at Manchester City TENNIS 7 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, third round, at Melbourne, Australia (same-day tape) 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, fourth round, at Melbourne, Australia 3 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, fourth round, at Melbourne, Australia Montessori 58 Cin. St. Xavier 60, Cin. Elder 41 Cin. Summit Country Day 71, Cin. Clark Montessori 54 Cin. Sycamore 57, Cin. Oak Hills 48 Cin. Withrow 59, Cin. Woodward 35 Circleville Logan Elm 38, Ashville Teays Valley 16 Cle. Benedictine 66, Parma Padua 51 Cle. Cent. Cath. 77, Warren JFK 41 Cle. E. Tech 80, Cle. Collinwood 48 Cle. Glenville 102, Cle. Max Hayes 74 Cle. Hts. 51, E. Cle. Shaw 37 Cle. JFK 88, Cle. John Marshall 52 Cle. VASJ 86, Parma Hts. Holy Name 38 Clyde 57, Castalia Margaretta 37 Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant 52, Ironton St. Joseph 39 Coldwater 72, Rockford Parkway 24 Collins Western Reserve 63, Norwalk St. Paul 59 Cols. Beechcroft 62, Cols. East 59 Cols. Bexley 53, Newark Licking Valley 30 Cols. Centennial 106, Cols. International 24 Cols. Eastmoor 86, Cols. Briggs 81 Cols. Grandview Hts. 55, Lancaster Fisher Cath. 44 Cols. Hamilton Twp. 64, AmandaClearcreek 52 Cols. Hartley 42, Cols. Ready 33 Cols. Marion-Franklin 75, Cols. Walnut Ridge 53 Cols. Northland 87, Cols. Whetstone 36 Cols. South 57, Cols. Africentric 54 Cols. St. Charles 43, Cols. DeSales 33 Cols. Watterson 48, Worthington Christian 47 Columbia Station Columbia 64, Brooklyn 55 Cortland Lakeview 63, Warren Champion 49 Cortland Maplewood 83, N. Bloomfield 33 Crestline 64, Lucas 48 Creston Norwayne 57, W. Salem NW 40 Crown City S. Gallia 55, Waterford 50 Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 46, Massillon Tuslaw 41 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 48, Akr. Hoban 47 Danville 73, Johnstown Northridge 55 Day. Christian 66, Spring. Emmanuel Christian 37 Day. Meadowdale 72, Day. Ponitz Tech. 48 Day. Miami Valley 80, Franklin Middletown Christian 42 Day. Northridge 51, New Lebanon Dixie 48 DeGraff Riverside 67, McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 64 Delaware Buckeye Valley 53, Richwood N. Union 50 Delaware Hayes 83, Pataskala Watkins Memorial 51 Delphos St. John's 65, New Knoxville 47 Delta 44, Swanton 43 Dola Hardin Northern 66, Arcadia 59 Doylestown Chippewa 64, Jeromesville Hillsdale 40 Dublin Coffman 73, Hilliard Davidson 50 Dublin Jerome 68, Hilliard Bradley 54 Dublin Scioto 59, Westerville Cent. 40 East Carter, Ky. 53, S. Point 46 Elida 63, Lima Shawnee 49 Elyria 85, Parma Normandy 41 Elyria Cath. 58, Vermilion 47 Fairfield Christian 79, Delaware Christian 37 Fayetteville-Perry 69, W. Union 47 Findlay 51, Lima Sr. 50

Findlay 51, Lima Sr. 50 Findlay Liberty-Benton 70, PandoraGilboa 27 Findlay Prep, Nev. 71, Day. Thurgood Marshall 47 Fostoria 89, Genoa Area 76 Franklin 84, Germantown Valley View 68 Ft. Jennings 54, Continental 46 Ft. Loramie 80, Sidney Fairlawn 49 Ft. Recovery 61, Versailles 60, OT Gahanna Cols. Academy 38, Newark Cath. 31 Gahanna Lincoln 67, GroveportMadison 43 Galion 53, Bucyrus 51 Galloway Westland 79, Marysville 58 Gates Mills Hawken 71, Newbury 26 Glouster Trimble 77, Reedsville Eastern 34 Gorham Fayette 47, Pettisville 41 Goshen 54, Williamsburg 50 Grafton Midview 73, N. Ridgeville 41 Granville 53, Heath 32 Green 66, Medina Highland 45 Greenwich S. Cent. 41, Ashland Crestview 36 Grove City 50, Reynoldsburg 43 Grove City Christian 62, Madison Christian 41 Hamilton Ross 62, Trenton Edgewood 33 Huber Hts. Wayne 61, Springfield 35 Hudson 61, Solon 43 Hunting Valley University 70, Eastlake N. 62 Huron 71, Sandusky St. Mary 68 Jackson Center 59, Russia 48 Jamestown Greeneview 61, Mechanicsburg 57 Lancaster Fairfield Union 47, Circleville 42 Latham Western 51, Portsmouth Clay 44 Leetonia 60, Berlin Center Western Reserve 58 Lewis Center Olentangy 78, Sunbury Big Walnut 42 Lexington 70, Orrville 52 Lima Bath 61, Van Wert 49 Lima Cent. Cath. 75, Ada 43 Lima Perry 58, Lima Temple Christian 51 Logan 62, Chillicothe 58, OT Lorain Clearview 64, Fairview 53 Loudonville 45, Howard E. Knox 35 Lowellville 66, McDonald 64 Lucasville Valley 83, Minford 70, OT Mansfield Sr. 70, Wooster 53 Marion Harding 63, Sparta Highland 41 Marion Pleasant 53, Mt. Gilead 41 McComb 60, Leipsic 57 Medina 62, Strongsville 50 Medina Buckeye 69, Sullivan Black River 37 Mentor 69, Brunswick 63 Mentor Lake Cath. 56, Chardon NDCL 52 Metamora Evergreen 61, Liberty Center 44 Middleburg Hts. Midpark 52, Amherst Steele 51, OT Middletown 70, Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 35 Middletown Fenwick 57, Day. Carroll 52 Milford Center Fairbanks 77, Ridgeway Ridgemont 41 Miller City 39, Ottoville 32 Millersburg W. Holmes 72, Bellville Clear Fork 63 Milton-Union 53, Camden Preble Shawnee 37 Mogadore 55, Rootstown 40 Monroe 55, Brookville 52 Morrow Little Miami 55, Cin. Mt. Healthy 50 Mt. Orab Western Brown 65, Batavia Clermont NE 36 Mt. Vernon 55, Cols. Franklin Hts. 23 N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 59, Elyria

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Open Door 41 N. Royalton 87, Mayfield 46 62, Albany Nelsonville-York Alexander 47 New Albany 54, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 34 New Bremen 45, Minster 43 New Carlisle Tecumseh 56, Spring. Kenton Ridge 53 New London 59, Ashland Mapleton 34 New Madison Tri-Village 53, Covington 28 New Middletown Spring. 52, Canfield S. Range 41 New Washington Buckeye Cent. 49, N. Robinson Col. Crawford 42 Newark 46, Pickerington N. 39 Norwalk 54, Shelby 31 Norwood 62, Felicity-Franklin 50 Oak Harbor 58, Port Clinton 47 Oak Hill 64, Portsmouth W. 53 Oberlin 77, Rocky River Lutheran W. 64 Oberlin Firelands 53, Sheffield Brookside 40 Ontario 51, Upper Sandusky 40 Oregon Stritch 53, Gibsonburg 44 Ottawa-Glandorf 57, Kenton 45 Oxford Talawanda 52, Harrison 43 Parma 68, Parma Hts. Valley Forge 54 Pataskala Licking Hts. 53, Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 41 Paulding 47, Convoy Crestview 44 Peebles 68, Leesburg Fairfield 66 Pemberville Eastwood 61, Millbury Lake 57 Perrysburg 62, Bowling Green 61 Philo 66, McConnelsville Morgan 43 Pickerington Cent. 55, Lancaster 42 Piketon 71, Williamsport Westfall 48 Pitsburg Franklin-Monroe 60, Lewisburg Tri-County N. 38 Plymouth 52, Monroeville 44 Poland Seminary 64, Hubbard 44 Pomeroy Meigs 56, Wellston 41 Portsmouth 82, Jackson 44 Powell Olentangy Liberty 83, Grove City Cent. Crossing 54 Proctorville Fairland 63, Bidwell River Valley 44 Reading 60, N. Bend Taylor 58 Richmond Hts. 69, Middlefield Cardinal 58 Rocky River 44, Bay Village Bay 40 S. Webster 63, McDermott Scioto NW 41 Salineville Southern 44, Wellsville 37 Sandusky Perkins 68, Milan Edison 36 Seaman N. Adams 44, LynchburgClay 32 Spencerville 66, Columbus Grove 55 Spring. Cath. Cent. 52, Spring. NE 51 Spring. Greenon 71, Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan 70 St. Bernard Roger Bacon 64, Hamilton Badin 49 St. Henry 55, Maria Stein Marion Local 37 St. Paris Graham 52, Spring. NW 34 Stewart Federal Hocking 59, Corning Miller 38 Strasburg-Franklin 58, Kingsway Christian 45 Sylvania Southview 57, Napoleon 56, OT Tallmadge 61, Richfield Revere 47 Thomas Worthington 49, Cols. Upper Arlington 43 Thornville Sheridan 41, New Concord John Glenn 37 Tipp City Bethel 82, Ansonia 53 Tipp City Tippecanoe 64, Riverside Stebbins 45 Tol. Christian 84, Lakeside Danbury 31 Tol. Rogers 75, Tol. Waite 40 Tol. Scott 89, Tol. Start 58 Tol. St. Francis 53, Oregon Clay 43 Tol. St. John's 68, Tol. Cent. Cath. 56 Tol. Whitmer 69, Fremont Ross 44 Tree of Life 51, Granville Christian 40 Trotwood-Madison 103, Sidney 69 Twinsburg 42, Stow-Munroe Falls 33 Union City Mississinawa Valley 61, New Paris National Trail 53 Urbana 54, Lewistown Indian Lake 36 Utica 53, Johnstown-Monroe 45 Van Wert Lincolnview 49, Delphos Jefferson 43 Vanlue 67, Van Buren 40 Vincent Warren 61, Gallipolis Gallia 39 W. Alexandria Twin Valley S. 70, Bradford 50 W. Carrollton 76, Lebanon 66 W. Liberty-Salem 53, S. Charleston SE 35 Wahama, W.Va. 66, Racine Southern 50 Wapakoneta 50, Defiance 44 Warrensville Hts. 76, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 54 Washington C.H. 48, London Madison Plains 44 Washington C.H. Miami Trace 49, Greenfield McClain 43 Waverly 44, Wheelersburg 43 Waynesfield-Goshen 71, Marion Cath. 58 Waynesville 58, Day. Oakwood 39 Westerville N. 67, Hilliard Darby 44 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 64, Maumee 54 Willard 64, Sandusky 49 Willow Wood Symmes Valley 47, Portsmouth Sciotoville 38 Wilmington 73, Cin. NW 54 Windham 78, Peninsula Woodridge 64 Youngs. East 70, Youngs. Ursuline 45 Jaguar Tournament Shekinah Christian 51, Andrews Osborne Academy 46 Friday's Scores Girls Basketball Aurora 54, Perry 42 Avon 50, Lakewood 42, OT Cin. College Prep. 54, Cin. Oyler 26 Cle. E. Tech 83, Cle. Collinwood 37 Cle. Glenville 81, Cle. Max Hayes 35 Cle. JFK 65, Cle. John Marshall 28 Cle. John Adams 41, Cle. Lincoln W. 33 Cle. MLK 58, Cle. Rhodes 57 Cols. Africentric 81, Cols. South 12 Cols. Centennial 109, Cols. International 14 Cols. East 57, Cols. Beechcroft 50 Cols. Eastmoor 64, Cols. Briggs 42 Cols. Independence 65, Cols. West 18 Cols. Marion-Franklin 59, Cols. Walnut Ridge 48 Cols. Northland 88, Cols. Whetstone 20 Cols. Upper Arlington 62, Thomas Worthington 48 Defiance Ayersville 83, Haviland Wayne Trace 37 Delaware Hayes 41, Pataskala Watkins Memorial 23 Dublin Coffman 46, Hilliard Davidson 40 Dublin Scioto 51, Westerville Cent. 48 Elyria Cath. 56, Vermilion 42 Gahanna Lincoln 68, Groveport-


Madison 31 Galloway Westland 43, Marysville 28 Grove City Cent. Crossing 45, Powell Olentangy Liberty 40 Lewis Center Olentangy 51, Sunbury Big Walnut 40 Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 56, New Albany 33 Mt. Vernon 55, Cols. Franklin Hts. 30 New Riegel 50, Fremont St. Joseph 37 Parma Padua 61, Parma Normandy 51 Perrysburg 86, Bowling Green 41 Powell Village Academy 53, Northside Christian 38 Reynoldsburg 97, Grove City 31 Sylvania Southview 47, Napoleon 39 Westerville N. 62, Hilliard Darby 41 Westerville S. 46, Worthington Kilbourne 42 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 64, Maumee 35 Wood County Christian, W.Va. 51, Massillon Christian 30 Culver Academy Tournament First Round Ft. Wayne Canterbury, Ind. 75, Berlin Center Western Reserve 38 Jaguar Tournament Cols. Wellington 40, Cols. School for Girls 26 Shekinah Christian 71, Crestline 20

TENNIS Australian Open Results Friday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $31.608 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Third Round Janko Tipsarevic (8), Serbia, def. Julien Benneteau (32), France, 3-6, 64, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Radek Stepanek (31), Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-3, 7-5. Nicolas Almagro (10), Spain, def. Jerzy Janowicz (24), Poland, 7-6 (3), 76 (4), 6-1. Kei Nishikori (16), Japan, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-3. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, def. Fernando Verdasco (22), Spain, 4-6, 63, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Wawrinka (15), Stanislas Switzerland, def. Sam Querrey (20), United States, 7-6 (6), 7-5, 6-4. Tomas Berdych (5), Czech Republic, def. Jurgen Melzer (26), Austria, 6-3, 62, 6-2. David Ferrer (4), Spain, def. Marcos Baghdatis (28), Cyprus, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. Women Third Round Angelique Kerber (5), Germany, def. Madison Keys, United States, 6-2, 7-5. Agnieszka Radwanska (4), Poland, def. Heather Watson, Britain, 6-3, 6-1. Julia Goerges (18), Germany, def. Zheng Jie, China, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5. Ekaterina Makarova (19), Russia, def. Marion Bartoli (11), France, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4. Ana Ivanovic (13), Serbia, def. Jelena Jankovic (22), Serbia, 7-5, 6-3. Li Na (6), China, def. Sorana Cirstea (27), Romania, 6-4, 6-1. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, def. Valeria Savinykh, Russia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Maria Sharapova (2), Russia, def. Venus Williams (25), United States, 61, 6-3. Doubles Men Second Round Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (3), Spain, def. Paolo Lorenzi and Potito Starace, Italy, 7-5, 6-4. Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, and Jean-Julien Rojer (6), Netherlands, def. Xavier Malisse and Dick Norman, Belgium, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Eric Butorac, United States, and Paul Hanley, Australia, def. Michael Kohlmann, Germany, and Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, 6-1, 6-4. Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States, def. Flavio Cipolla and Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-3, 6-4. Jeremy Chardy, France, and Lukasz Kubot, Poland, def. Sam Groth and Matt Reid, Australia, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, Colombia, def. Yen-hsun Lu, Taiwan, and Go Soeda, Japan, 6-4, 64. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, and Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, def. John Peers and John-Patrick Smith, Australia, 6-3, 6-3. Daniele Bracciali, Italy, and Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic, def. Alex Bolt and Greg Jones, Australia, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Women Second Round Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, and Peng Shuai (15), China, def. Mathilde Johansson and Pauline Parmentier, France, 6-2, 6-4. Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japan, and Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain, def. Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (2), Czech Republic, 7-5, 63, 6-3. Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, def. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, and Ksenia Pervak, Kazakhstan, 3-2, retired. Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci (1), Italy, def. Jill Craybas, United States, and Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, 6-2, 6-0. Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, Australia, def. Maria Kirilenko, Russia, and Lisa Raymond (3), United States, 6-4, 6-4. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, and Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears (8), United States, 6-4, 6-2. Liezel Huber, United States, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (6), Spain, def. Han Xinyun and Zhou YiMiao, China, 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Natalie Grandin, South Africa, and Vladimira Uhlirova (14), Czech Republic, def. Melinda Czink, Hungary, and Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, 6-3, 63. Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (4), Russia, def. Mandy Minella, Luxembourg, and Megan Moulton-Levy, United States, 6-4, 6-4. Nuria Llagostera Vives, Spain, and Zheng Jie (7), China, def. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, and Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, 6-3, 6-3. Mixed First Round Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, and Nenad Zimonjic, Serbia, def. Olivia Rogowska and Marinko Matosevic, Australia, 6-3, 6-3. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain, and Bruno Soares, Brazil, def. Bojana Bobusic and Chris Guccione, Australia, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 10-3.



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Covington’s Trent Tobias floats a runner in the lane Friday against Tri-Village. ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 after back-to-back Tyler Cook baskets, which both came off nice passes by Pipenger, who had four assists in the quarter. But the Buccs ended the half on a 5-0 run, capped off by driving layup by Ryan Craft. Still, Pipenger had 16 points and four assists at the end of the first half as the Patriots led 30-16. To Covington’s credit, they made it tougher for Pipenger in the second half. He only scored four the rest of the way, but the Tri-Village supporting cast stepped up. The Pats opened the third on a 9-2 run and held the Buccs to just four points in the quarter. Tri-Village led 3920 after three. Cook, who scored nine

Covington’s Ryan Craft battles with a Tri-Village player for a rebound Friday. line was we just didn’t knock down shots.” The Buccs (6-6, 4-1) will try to rebound tonight on the road against Houston.

in the fourth quarter, finished the game with 15 points. Shade Brubaker added 10 as the Division IV’s No. 5-ranked team stayed unbeaten on the season. Covington just couldn’t get shots to fall on this night. Until Dylan Owens’ 3-pointer in the fourth, the Buccs were 0 for 11 behind the arc. Cole Owens was the bright spot for the Buccs,

finishing the game with 12 points and three blocked shots. Covington’s defense held Tri-Village to its third-lowest scoring total of season. But on this night, the offensive end was the problem for the Buccs. “For the most part, I thought we did a pretty good job defensively,” Pond said. “The defense wasn’t the problem. The bottom

Tri-Village — 53 Matt Werner 2-0-6, Shade Brubaker 4-1-10, Kyle Pipenger 8-2-20, Andrew Wilcox 1-0-2, Tyler Cook 7-1-15. Totals: 22-453. Covington — 28 Troy Cron 0-1-1, Andre Benedict 1-0-2, Dylan Owens 3-07, Ryan Craft 1-0-2, Cole Owens 5-2-12, Austin Angle 2-0-4, Trent Tobias 0-0-0, Cody Adams 0-0-0. Totals: 12-3-27. Score By Quarters Tri-Village..........16 30 39 53 Covington.............6 16 20 28 3-point goals: Tri-Village — Pipenger (2), Werner (2), Brubaker. Covington — Dylan Owens. Records: Tri-Village 14-0, 90. Covington 6-6, 4-1. Reserve score: Covington 33, Tri-Village 32

in the final 12 minutes for a 64-45 Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division victory. “We played real well in the first half — except for the last 1:30,” Tippecanoe coach Marcus Bixler said. “They got some steals and cut into our lead — and had it down to six early in the third. But from the midway point of the third on, we played really well. It was one of our better efforts of the year.” Nick Fischer led the Red Devils (11-2, 4-2) with 17 points, Ben Stucke added 13 and Michael Landwehr had nine as Tippecanoe got contributions from up and down the lineup. “We were very efficient from the floor,” Bixler said. “We got good looks and were very unselfish.” Tippecanoe hosts Versailles tonight.

Preble Shawnee 37 WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Bulldogs turned a three-point halftime deficit into a blowout victory Friday night, outscoring Preble Shawnee 36-17 in the second half in a 53-37 Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division win. Trevor Klosterman led the Bulldogs (7-5, 3-3) with 16 points, Caleb Poland added 14 and Ben Stelzer chipped in 11. Milton-Union travels to Dixie Tuesday. Bethel 82, Ansonia 53 ANSONIA — Gus Schwieterman and Christian Pfledderer torched the nets Friday night at Ansonia, leading Bethel (8-3, 6-1 Cross County Conference) to an easy 82-53 victory. Schwieterman scored a game-high 21 points and Pfledderer added 20. Bethel travels to Dixie Tuesday. TV South 70, Bradford 50 WEST ALEXANDRIA — Bradford was tied with Twin Valley South 14-14 after one quarter, but the Railroaders steadily fell behind from there, being outscored 40-15 in the second and third quarters combined in a 70-50 loss Friday. Brandon Wirrig scored 16 points and Brandon

Wysong added 14 to lead Bradford (1-11, 0-7 Cross County Conference), which faces Union City tonight. Butler 38, Piqua 37 PIQUA — Some nights, the ball doesn’t bounce your way. It was that way the whole fourth quarter for the Piqua Indians Friday night — and never more so than on what would have been a game-winning shot at the buzzer. Xavier Harrison’s 5foot runner bounced tantalizingly off the rim four times before falling to the floor as the buzzer sounded in Vandalia-Butler’s 3837 win at Garbry Gymnasium. “We couldn’t have asked for a better shot,” Piqua coach Heath Butler said. “We got the shot we wanted. I think it hit the rim three or four times.” Josh Holfinger had a game-high 11 points and seven rebounds to lead the Indians. Piqua has a week off before traveling to Sidney Friday. “With the holiday, we are going to have a nice little break,” Butler said. “We lost a five-point lead against Sidney the first time.” Piqua hopes for a different result — and some friendlier bounces — this time around.


Covington’s Troy Cron passes the ball around a TriVillage defender Friday night at Covington.

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Roundup ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 result.” Garrett Mitchell led the Vikings with 16 points, eight rebounds and five steals, while A.J. Hickman added 14 points, five rebounds and two assists. And Conner Hellyer — who was 3 for 6 from 3-point range, with the team going 5 for 20 on the night — scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter. Bobby Gerodimos and David Brauer led Newton with six points apiece. Both teams are at home tonight, with Miami East hosting Twin Valley South in its third CCC game of the week, while Newton hosts Stivers. Newton — 24 Gerodimos 3-0-6, Brauer 2-26, Walters 2-0-4, Schauer 1-1-3, McBride 1-0-3, Vance 1-0-2. Totals: 10-3-24. Miami East — 52 Mitchell 6-3-16, Hickman 54-14, Hellyer 5-0-13, House 2-2-6, Beard 1-0-3. Totals: 19-9-52. Score By Quarters Newton 6 12 17 24 6 16 26 52 Miami East 3-point goals: Newton — McBride. Miami East — Mitchell, Hellyer 3, Beard. Records: Newton 2-11, 2-5. Miami East 8-4, 4-2. Reserve score: Miami East 52, Newton 28.

Tippecanoe 64, Stebbins 45 TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe turned aside an early-second-half run by the Stebbins Indians Friday night, pulling away

Stebbins — 45 Pickel 1-1-3, West 2-2-6, Thurmond 5-1-11, Dangerfield 20-4, Lucas 4-2-10, Schock 1-0-2, Brumfield 4-1-9. Totals: 19-7-45. Tippecanoe — 64 Fischer 7-1-17, Hughes 1-2-4, Hadden 2-0-5, Ervin 1-2-4, Ford 3-0-6, Stucke 4-5-13, Johnson 12-4, Landwehr 2-5-9, Donahey 10-2. Totals: 22-17-64. Score By Quarters Stebbins...............6 20 38 45 Tippecanoe ........13 31 48 64 3-point goals: Stebbins — none. Tippecanoe — Fischer 2, Hadden. Records: Stebbins 3-11, 0-6. Tippecanoe 11-2, 4-2.

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Troy’s Seth Perdziola scoops in a reverse layup during the Trojans’ win over Greenville Friday.

Trojans ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 “Defense, it was all about the defense,” sophomore point guard Tre Hudson said. “It all started on the defensive end. When you get steals, everyone runs the floor.” “And that’s my favorite part of the game,” Nelson said. “You live for those easy buckets. If we get a steal, we’re gone.” Nelson finished with a game-high 17 points and five steals, on of four Trojans in double figures. Hudson added 14 points and four steals to go with five rebounds and three assists, Dylan Cascaden had 14 points and four assists and Tyler Miller fought through foul trouble to get 11 points and four rebounds. Seth Perdziola added seven points and five rebounds off the bench, while Connor Super chipped in four and Cameron Adkins had two. But no one was happier to see the hard work on the defensive end than Miller — particularly considering what Greenville (3-11, 1-4) had done recently. “We beat them by two at their place by two earlier this season, and they had a couple of great looks at the end,” Miller said. “They scored 96 against Sidney the other night and came in winners of three of their last four. We knew it was going to take maximum effort tonight, especially after we struggled against Fairmont Tuesday.” And maximum effort was exactly what the Trojans delivered all game long, holding the Wave to only eight in the fourth quarter, outscoring Greenville 40-18 total in the second half. “It’s great to see them see what can happen when we decide to lock people up for four quarters,” Miller said. “We have the ability to be a successful basketball

team if we do that. “We’ve been trying to get that out of them. If we thought they didn’t have it in them, we would have come to that realization and tried something else. But we knew they had it in them — it was just a matter of them bringing it out of themselves.” And that wasn’t the only monkey that the Trojans got off their back — it was their first home win of the season. “It feels great to get our first win at home — this is my first varsity home win. It feels great,” Hudson said. “This is my first win in this building,” said Nelson, who moved in from Wayne. “It definitely feels good.” And with a road matchup Jan. 25 at Butler — which beat Troy 33-29 earlier this season at Troy — up next, Miller was especially glad to see his Trojans wake up. “I’m just happy for them to be able to see what can happen when they follow through on what we’ve been telling them,” Miller said. “Hopefully this energizes us and refocuses us on what we need to do going forward.” To keep beating their own worst enemy every night. Greenville — 43 Kendall Hemer 4-4-12, Allen Tabler 1-0-3, Zach Comer 2-0-4, Aaron Leveronne 0-0-0, Adam Hickerson 1-0-2, Curtis Conrad 33-9, Ryan Drew 0-0-0, Aaron Balsbaugh 0-0-0, Devin Wood 1-14, Clay Guillozet 3-3-9. Totals: 1511-43. Troy — 69 Luke Manis 0-0-0, Jalen Nelson 7-3-17, T.J. Michael 0-0-0, Connor Super 2-0-4, Tre Hudson 5-4-14, Tyler Miller 5-0-11, Devin Blakely 0-0-0, Dylan Cascaden 52-14, Seth Perdziola 3-1-7, Taren Kinnel 0-0-0, Cameron Adkins 10-2. Totals: 28-10-69. Score By Quarters GVille...................10 25 35 43 Troy......................16 29 53 69 3-point goals: Greenville — Tabler, Wood. Troy — Miller, Cascaden 2. Records: Greenville 3-11, 1-4. Troy 3-13, 3-3. Reserve score: Troy 48, Greenville 27.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Armstrong finally cracked. Not while expressing deep remorse or regrets, though there was plenty of that in Friday night’s second part of Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. It wasn’t over the $75 million in sponsorship deals that evaporated over the course of two days, or having to walk away from the Livestrong cancer charity he founded and called his “sixth child.” It wasn’t even about his lifetime ban from competition, though he said that was more than he deserved. It was another bit of collateral damage that Armstrong said he wasn’t prepared to deal with. “I saw my son defending me and saying, ‘That’s not true. What you’re saying about my dad is not true,’” Armstrong recalled. “That’s when I knew I had

to tell him.” Armstrong was near tears at that point, referring to 13year-old Luke, the oldest of his five children. He blinked, looked away from Winfrey, and with his lip trembling, struggled to compose himself. It came just past the midpoint of the hourlong program on Winfrey’s OWN network. In the first part, broadcast Thursday, the disgraced cycling champion admitted using performance-enhancing drugs when he won seven straight Tour de France titles. Critics said he hadn’t been contrite enough in the first half of the interview, which was taped Monday in Austin, but Armstrong seemed to lose his composure when Winfrey zeroed in on the emotional drama involving his personal life. “What did you say?”

Winfrey asked. “I said, ‘Listen, there’s been a lot of questions about your dad. My career. Whether I doped or did not dope. I’ve always denied that and I’ve always been ruthless and defiant about that. You guys have seen that. That’s probably why you trusted me on it.’ Which makes it even sicker,” Armstrong said. “And uh, I told Luke, I said,” and here Armstrong paused for a long time to collect himself, “I said, ‘Don’t defend me anymore. Don’t.’ “He said OK. He just said, ‘Look, I love you. You’re my dad. This won’t change that.” Winfrey also drew Armstrong out on his ex-wife, Kristin, whom he claimed knew just enough about both the doping and lying to ask him to stop. He credited her with making him promise that his comeback in 2009

would be drug-free. “She said to me, ‘You can do it under one condition: That you never cross that line again,’” Armstrong recalled. “The line of drugs?” Winfrey asked. “Yes. And I said, ‘You’ve got a deal,’” he replied. “And I never would have betrayed that with her.” A U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report that exposed Armstrong as the leader of an elaborate doping scheme on his U.S. Postal Service cycling team included witness statements from at least three former teammates who said Kristin Armstrong participated in or at least knew about doping on the teams and knew team code names for EPO kept in her refrigerator. Postal rider Jonathan Vaughters testified that she handed riders cortisone pills wrapped in foil.


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