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Coaches take the Giants Miami County’s football experts have made their Super Bowl picks — which could be bad news for the New York Giants. By a slim 5-4 margin, Miami County’s high school football coaches have predicted the Giants will defeat the Patriots in today’s Super Bowl. Historically speaking, that could be a huge problem for the Giants. In three of the last four years, Miami County football coaches were asked to predict a Super Bowl winner — and have gone a combined 5-17 in their selections. See

They bring the noise and the fun to downtown Troy as the city’s “official party planners.” The Troy Main Street organization recently added Susan Funderburg as events coordinator to work alongside its veteran employee, Heather Taylor, who now is Troy Main Street’s business

TROY and communications manager. Funderburg said she’s having a lot of fun gearing up for Troy’s summer events, such as the second annual Farmers Market on Cherry Street and rocking out to tunes, STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER trying to find that perfect band to Business and Communications Manager Heather Taylor, left, and occupy Prouty Plaza. Events Coordinator/Farmers Market Manager Susan Funderburg of * See TROY MAIN STREET on A2 Troy Main Street discuss Troy’s booming downtown.

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BY BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press It was the first State of the Union address after the 9/11 attacks, and America was leading an invasion of Afghanistan in pursuit of Osama bin Laden. Fittingly, this is where President George W. Bush began on Jan. 29, 2002: “As we gather tonight, our nation is at war, our economy is in recession and the civilized world faces unprecedented dangers.” Then, about halfway through the address, Bush started to sketch the perceived perils and coined a three-word phrase: “axis of evil” — Iran, Iraq and North Korea. “In any of these cases, the price of indifference would be catastrophic.” It turned out to be advance billing for the bloodshed, brinksmanship and frustration that would

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Advertisers want buzz Companies hope you’ll be gabbing about their Super Bowl ads on Monday morning. But the ultimate score is if those conversations continue throughout the year. The Super Bowl is an advertiser’s biggest stage. It’s also an advertiser’s biggest gamble. See Business, Page A13.

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A new 512-foot-long Adams Street bridge is taking shape as workers continue work through milder temperatures Friday in Troy. The new structure will replace a bridge that had been in place since 1922. The project began in mid-June, immediately following the 2011 Troy Strawberry Festival, and is expected to be completed by November, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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NEW YORK (AP) — When Dorothy Twinney first saw a Race for the Cure walk for breast cancer “a sea of pink” traveling through her hometown of Plymouth, Mich. she was so moved she sat in her car and wept. This week, after watching The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity announce plans to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, then abandon

those plans amid a public furor, Twinney decided she was done with the organization for which she raised thousands of dollars on three-day, 60-mile walks that left her feet bloodied and blistered, but her spirits high. “It just feels like it’s all tarnished now,” the 41-yearold mother of two said. “Honestly, I’m not sure what they can do to change that.” At week’s end, many

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A portrait of President Saddam Hussein stands outside an oil refinery on the outskirts of Baghdad in 1998. In 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush called Iran, Iraq and North Korea an “axis of evil.”

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BY MIKE ULLERY Ohio Community Media editorial@tdnpublishing.com Like many moms, Laura Davie was looking for something to do with her time once her kids started school. The Piqua native searched but found nothing that seemed to fit. Then came a family trip to Kings Island. As she and her family entered the park, a face painting 1 booth attracted their attention.

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FLETCHER Davie and her kids sat for the artist and spent the rest of the day sporting a new “look.” When she arrived home, Davie looked at herself in the mirror and thought, “I can do this,” and began investigating face painting as a career path. That was two years ago. The rest, as they say, is history. From that trip to Kings Island, “AlterEgo Face Painting” was born, and she put her natural artistic STAFF PHOTO/MIKE ULLERY talent to work. Laura Davie, artist and owner of AlterEgo Face Painting, gives 2-yearold Andie Shoemaker of Jackson Center a look at her new rainbow * See FACE PAINTING on A2 and sparkles at the Miami Valley Centre Mall last weekend.

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Taylor, a graphic designer, helped design the downtown business guide and other various logos to draw people to downtown events. “There’s always a new project,� Taylor said. “There’s also a lot of communication with other communities to coordinate our events together.� Taylor also will design a new website for Troy Main Street. “I’m excited to make it user-friendly,� Taylor said. She also hopes to incorporate video and other media sources to draw visitors to downtown Troy. “I’m excited to be working with Karin (Manovich, director of Troy Main Street) and Susan at Troy Main Street,� Taylor said. “We have a great positive synergy. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish for downtown Troy.� Taylor, a native of Pleasant Hill, is the mother of twin boys, eighth-grade students at Troy Junior High, Jacob and Benjamin. Taylor and her husband, Chuck, live in Troy.

tomers are girls, but many little boys also sit for her. Even though the basic concept of a painting is the same, Davie makes artwork fit the child. Children can choose their own color scheme, and each painting is unique. Davie said she enjoys watching their faces when her subjects get that first look in her mirror. “The joy to me is to see them light up when they look at themselves in the mirror and see their alter ego,� Davie said. Davie has a portfolio book she frequently rotates and updates, “to keep things fresh.� She works to keep a seasonal flavor to her work, noting that her “ice princess� design is a big favorite for

girls, but is offered only during winter months. As February comes, she rotates her portfolio to include hearts. Davie lives in Fletcher with her husband David, and her two children, son Zack, 15, and daughter Kiley, 7. Both of her children serve as test subjects for new designs. The artist makes regular appearances at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. Her current mall schedule can be found on the Miami Valley Centre Mall website. Davie also will be at Skyline Chili in Troy from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8. For more information on Laura Davie and “AlterEgo Face Painting,� visit her website at www.alteregofacepainting.com or call her at (937) 216-0673.

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Davie greets her clients and their parents, then invites her young subject to choose a design. It may be a princess, a rainbow, or one of many colorful designs. For boys, Batman, Spiderman and tigers are frequent choices. Children tend to

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“We’re excited about it and are working with our grant committee to bring something truly unique back to Troy,� said Funderburg, whose background includes sales and marketing. She said she’s excited to be part of Troy Main Street. “It’s a blast,� she said. “I enjoy talking to business owners and working with other organizations in Troy.� Funderburg is no stranger to coordinating big events. She also coordinated last year’s “Festival of Nations� and “Go Red Goes North� in Piqua. “It’s a fun job,� she said. “It’s the first job I’ve had that when it’s Saturday, I can’t wait to go to work on Monday.� Funderburg and her husband, and high school sweetheart, Tom, the city of Troy’s assistant public safety and service director, live in Troy. Taylor, also a part-time employee at the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, said she’s happy to be back with the Troy Main Street organization once again. “I love the variety,� Taylor said. “I love each time there’s a new event because that’s a new challenge.�

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“We’re hoping to bring in new growers and new craft vendors,� Funderburg said of the newest downtown weekend event that began last summer. The Farmers Market, located on Cherry Street, kicks off late June through September for its second year. Bands don’t just show up strumming their guitars on the Square during the summer concert series. One of Funderburg’s duties is to listen to band’s demos and performances prior to signing them to perform downtown. “It’s a lot of fun and I’ve been listening to a lot of different music,� Funderburg said. “We get leads on a band and people send in their music. We’ve received a lot of different types of music — it’s a blast.� Troy Main Street coordinates four concerts in addition to the city of Troy’s selections and the TroyHayner Cultural Center. Another new addition to the city’s downtown party is the addition of an event called “Troy Streets Alive� this summer. Taylor, who has held just about every position at Troy

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Board of Education will hold its regular meeting for the month at 7 p.m. in the • OPEN HOUSE: Troy Newton School Board of Christian Schools will offer Education Room. an open house from 1:30• PSEOP MEETING: Community 3:30 p.m. at 700 South Miami East High School will Dorset Road (junior high and Calendar hold a Post Secondary high school) and 1568 Options meeting at 7 p.m. McKaig Ave. (Early CONTACT US Students wanting to take Childhood Education Center courses through this proand kindergarten through gram must attend this meetsixth). Teachers and staff will ing. Admissions representabe on hand to answer quesCall Melody tives from Edison will be tions. Refreshments will be present to go over guideVallieu at served at the open house. lines, qualifications and pro440-5265 to Registration information will cedures. For more informabe available. For more inforlist your free tion, call the high school mation, call the school office guidance office at 335-7070. calendar at 339-5692. • KIWANIS MEETING: items.You • JAM SESSION: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will American Legion Post No. can send meet from noon to 1 p.m. at 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp your news by e-mail to the Troy Country Club, 1830 City, will offer an open-mike vallieu@tdnpublishing.com. Peters Road, Troy. Lunch is jam session at 2 p.m. The $10. Tom Nichols of the host band will be Rum River Dayton Dragons will speak. Blend. Refreshments will be For more information, conavailable .There will an open tact Kim Riber, vice president, at (937) 974mike jam. For more information, call (937) 0410. 667-1995. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be • OPEN HOUSE: First Kids Christian noon to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian from Cooperative Preschool will offer a community Church, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy. Individuals open house from noon to 2 p.m. at First with eligibility questions are invited to email United Methodist Church, 110 W. Franklin St., Troy. Registration will be accepted for the canidonate@cbccts.org or call (800) 3882012/2013 toddler, preschool and pre-kinder- GIVE or make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com. garten programs. • ALUMNI MEETING: The Staunton • BREAKFAST SET: Made-to-order School Alumni will meet at 11:30 a.m. at breakfast will be offered at the Pleasant Hill Friendly’s in Troy. All who attended or graduVFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, ated from Staunton School are invited to Ludlow Falls, from 8-11 a.m. Everything is a attend. For more information, call (937) 335la carte. 2859. • MEET THE SNAKE: The black rat • SUPPORT GROUP: An Alzheimer’s snake, one of the most common, yet rarely support group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. at seen, snakes in Ohio, will be featured from Miami County Hospice. For more informa2-3:30 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Come tion, call the Miami Valley Chapter of the and learn more about Ohio’s longest snake and get the chance to discover one up close. National Alzheimer’s Association at (937) 291-3332. This event is free and open to the public.

MONDAY • SPECIAL MEETING: There will be a special meeting of the Tipp City Exempted Village Schools Board of Education at 6 p.m. at the L. T. Ball Cafeteria, 575 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City. The purpose of the meeting is for further discussion on the proposed redistricting. • AFTER PROM: Covington junior class parents will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library to continue to plan for the afterprom event. For more information, call Dave or Mindy Tobias at 473-3944 or Kevin or Kim Rindler at 473-2705. Civic agendas • Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building. • The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center. • The Piqua City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. • The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in Council Chambers. • The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building. • Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington. • The Potsdam Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the village offices.

TUESDAY • COUNCIL TO MEET: The Troy Literacy Council, serving all of Miami County, will meet at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Adults seeking help with basic literacy or wish to learn English as a second language, and those interested in becoming tutors, can contact the message center at (937) 6603170 for more information. • TRUSTEES MEETING: The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy. The trustees will conduct a budgetary workshop immediately following the close of the regular meeting. • FULL MOON WALK: A full moon walk for the Moon of the Hungry Fox will be offered from 7-8:30 p.m at Aullwood Audubon Center, Dayton. An Aullwood naturalist will lead walkers as they see their shadow in the light of February’s full moon. Dress warm. Civic agendas • The Newberry Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building, 7835 Ingle Road. • The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy.

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THURSDAY • RUEBENS AND EUCHRE: The American Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. 3rd St, Tipp City, will offer a rueben sandwich with chips for $5 from 6-7:30 p.m. Euchre will begin at 7 p.m. American Legion Post 586, 377 N. 3rd St, Tipp City, will offer a rueben sandwich with chips for $5 from 67:30. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be from 3-7 p.m. at Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 W. High St., Piqua. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email canidonate@cbccts.org or call (800) 388-GIVE or make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com. • DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING: The Miami County Democratic Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Library. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be offered from 89:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will guide walkers as they experience the seasonal changes taking place. Bring binoculars. • PROJECT FEEDERWATCH: Project FeederWatch, for adults only, will be offered from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Aullwood. Participants are invited to count birds, drink coffee, eat doughnuts, share stories and count more birds. This bird count contributes to scientific studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Check out the Cornell web site at www.bird.cornell.edu/pfw for more information. Admission is free. Civic agenda • The Lostcreek Township Board of Trustees meet at 7 p.m. at Lostcreek Township Building, Casstown.

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Friends of the Library. These questions may require some research, and the library may be of CASSTOWN — The use to answer them. village of Casstown held Those interested are an organizational meeting invited to stop in the Jan. 10. Louis Brown was elect- library for an entry form or friend them on ed president of the Casstown Village Council. Facebook and post to the library’s wall. Mayor Holly Patton appointed council memBridge winners bers to various committees for 2012. named The regular meetings for the village of MIAMI COUNTY — Casstown will be the sec- TWIG 4 Card Club ond Tuesday of each Marathon winners for month at 7 p.m. at the December as follows: Lostcreek Township buildBridge winners: ing in Casstown. Special Group 1: meeting notices will be First — Jo Plunkett posted 24 hours in and Bonnie Rashilla advance at the Lostcreek Second — Jean Township building in Shaneyfelt and Arlene Casstown. Ehlers The annual financial Third — Karen report has been complet- Rodgers and Beth ed and is available for Earhart review at the Lostcreek Group 2: Township building in First — Dick and Casstown by contacting Sandy Adams the fiscal officer, Walter Second — Tim and Pemberton. Judy Logan Third — Bill and Library presents Marge Weigl Group 3: trivia contest First — Lou Holter WEST MILTON — The and Judy Logan Second — Carla Lohrer Milton-Union Public Library is celebrating its and Suzanne Walton Third — Karen Scott 75th anniversary in sevand Sandy Stark and eral ways. Dolores Maloney and In February through Marge Weigl April, staff will post a Group 7: trivia question each First — Chuck and Jan Wednesday. On Tuesday Wise of the next week, staff Second — Paul and will draw a name from Dolores Maloney those who answer the Third — Bob Allen and question correctly. The Dave Weaver selected person will be Group 8: presented with a MiltonFirst — Judy Logan Union Public Library tote Second — Julia provided by the New

Volleyball classes coming MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is hosting youth volleyball classes and teams for third- through eighthgraders. These activities are for both new and experienced volleyball players. The volleyball teams are part of the Midwest Youth Volleyball League and are for girls in third through sixth grades. Practices begin Feb. 14 with weekend tournaments running the weekends of March 24-April 29. Fifth- and sixthgraders are encouraged to participate in instructional classes for extra practice, as the competition level increases at that level. Instructional classes will be at the Piqua and Robinson branches. Piqua classes are for fifth- and sixth-graders and begin Feb. 7. Robinson classes are for fifth- through eighth-graders and begin Feb. 11. Both classes run from 4:15-5:30 p.m. For more information, visit either of the YMCA branches and pick up a flier. For more specific questions, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622.

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• BREAKFAST SET: Boy Scout Troop 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast for $6 from 9 a.m. to noon. Items available will include eggs your way, toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, waffles, sausage gravy and biscuits, fruit, juice and cinnamon rolls. • MARRIAGE SEMINAR: Join Jimmy and Karen Evans for their “Marriage On The Rock” seminar recorded live via online broadcast at First Place Christian Center in Troy from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purchase tickets at First United Methodist Church, 110 W Franklin St., for $35 per couple. • SPEAKER SERIES: Aullwood’s Education Coordinator, Tom Hissong, will present “A World of Birds,” at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. He will present a program about his experiences with his top 25 favorite birds.

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FRIDAY • FRIDAY DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls will offer dinner from 6-7:30 pm. for $7-$8. For more information, call (937) 698-6727. • DATE NIGHT: A Date Night Challenge will be offered from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The event is for couples of any age and free refreshments and child care will be provided. The Date Night Challenge is a two-hour event featuring comedian Jeff Allen, singer/songwriter Michael O’Brien and bestselling authors Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley via webcast. During the event, the Smalleys will explain the power of dating your mate and encourage couples to take the “Date Night Challenge” and go on three dates in three weeks. This is part of a national “date night movement” where the goal is for 5 million dates to take place across the country during the month of February. For more information, call Dan at (937) 3352914. • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 753-1108. • STEAK FRY: The Sons of the American Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. 3rd St, Tipp City, will have a steak fry with baked potato, salad, roll and butter and dessert for $10.

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ANALYSIS The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune on Florida’s GOP primary: In a bruising presidential primary, Florida Republicans signaled they care more about winning the White House than defying the establishment. Though state GOP voters have been rebellious of late, they went with the insider candidate in Mitt Romney by a sizable margin. It was a sensible choice. Romney may be cautious, stiff and sometimes mutable on the issues, but the former governor also is well-financed, disciplined and smart. He’s an astute businessman who understands that freedom leads to prosperity. His character is above reproach. We worry that Romney’s Massachusetts health care plan will weaken his arguments against President Barack Obama’s massive entitlement expansion. But Romney makes clear he believes in federal restraint, in contrast to Obama’s ceaseless activism. Romney may instill confidence, but he has yet to inspire much passion. His triumph had the feeling that it was the result of voters making a rational choice, not mobilizing for a cause. Gingrich is not out of it, but the lopsided loss returns him to the long-shot role he seems to relish. The constant barrage of negative ads — one analysis found that 92 percent of all Florida primary ads were negative — obviously deflated the momentum Gingrich enjoyed after his surprise win in South Carolina Florida, with its large and diverse population and troubled economy, was the first real test for the candidates. There may be surprises to come in the primary season, but in Florida, Romney showed he has the toughness and widespread appeal needed for the November showdown. The New York Times on cancer screening: A new federal study found that Americans are getting screened for three major cancers — breast, cervical and colorectal — at rates far below national targets. The shortfall is especially high among adults who lack insurance or regular access to a doctor, partly because the recession drove employers to lay off workers or cut health benefits. Many low- and middle-income people are now unable or unwilling to pay for screening tests or visits to the doctor. Their plight underscores the urgent need to retain the health care reform law that will expand proven screening and prevention programs at no charge to patients. The study, based on a survey taken in 2010, was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute. The three types of cancer were chosen for scrutiny because there is good evidence that, for certain age groups, screening for these cancers can reduce illness and save lives. The survey results were discouraging. The health care reform law will ensure that all Americans have access to vital preventive care. It already eliminates cost-sharing for the screenings in Medicare and new private policies, and, starting in 2014, it will expand Medicaid for the poor and provide subsidies to help middle-income people buy private health insurance. Republicans won’t stop pressing for repeal of the law. American consumers, so many of whom are struggling to pay their health care bills, need to think a lot harder about what they would lose if Republicans get their way.

THEY SAID IT “In those days you couldn’t join (the fire department) until you were 21. So here I was in high school and I started taking picture of fires. I couldn’t fight them, so I took pictures of them.” — Casstown Fire Department Capt. Dave Fornell, on how he began his career both fighting and taking pictures of fires “It was extremely important to me to bring this back. No disrespect to the people who came before me, but we wanted to do something to help young kids understand how important not only Black History Month is to the community, but how important Lincoln Center is to the community. This is the first time we’ve had something like this in a long time. I remember the center having a lot of things going on when I was a kid, but the last flier I’ve been able to find about Black History Month here was from 1995.” — Lincoln Community Center Executive Director Shane Carter, on Black History Month activities at the LCC

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Baby to come pre-equipped with best friend What have we done to our unborn child? It’s not even due until July, and already we’re ruining the life it’s going to have. I realized this a week ago while my wife Mandie and I were looking at old pictures at my dad’s house. As we were going through all of the old memories and laughing at how silly my brother Dan and I looked as kids (particularly me dressed like Pee Wee Herman). But when we ran across pictures of my old dog Cocoa, it was game over for me. As good as those memories are, nothing can override how much I miss him now that he’s dead — even a decade later. We haven’t even found out what we’ll be having yet, and already we’ve guaranteed that it will have the worst experience of its life sometime in the first 15 or so years of it. By the time our son or daughter is born, our lovably mangy little schnauzer-yorkshire terrier mix — dubbed Master Splinter by my youngest brother Chris thanks to his resemblance to the rat that taught the Teenage

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist Mutant Ninja Turtles — will be a little more than 1 year old himself, meaning that our child will come into the world with a best friend waiting for it. In fact, Splinter is already making friends with it — before we even knew Mandie was pregnant, he began to lay in her lap anytime the two of us were sitting on the couch. It’s like he already knows what’s coming. There’s not much in the world like having a dog in your life. And I say it that way because there’s really no such thing as “owning” a dog. You don’t own your brothers, sisters, parents and so forth. And it’s far different from owning a cat, which I would compare to owning some

form of decoration that just sits on your couch yet needs to eat and drink. Dogs want to — need to — interact with you, they love to play with you, they protect you and your home and they’re as much a member of your family as any human. And then they’re gone way too soon, and they leave a gaping hole that can never be filled, even by a new dog. Comedian Louis C.K. does a routine about how he won’t get his daughters a dog, because everything that makes you happy ends, and doesn’t end well. “Hey, look, everyone, we’re all gonna cry soon,” he says. “Look at what I brought home. I brought home us crying in a few years. Countdown to sorrow with a puppy.” And he couldn’t be more right. But then there’s all the time you have together — particularly when you’re in your formative years. Our child will never be lonely, will always have a best friend whose entire existence depends on it. He or she will grow up always having someone to play with, to cuddle with, to

confide in, to watch over and care for him/her. Our child will be the most important person in Splinter’s life, and our child will learn what unconditional love is from that dog (because let’s face it, parental love comes with a price — and ours is becoming an astrophysicist). My parents gave Cocoa to me when I was 8 and he was 1, so I knew what it was like to not have a dog before that — but our child won’t, not until Splinter’s gone. And his/her reaction to that is just something that Mandie and I, as parents, will have to be prepared for. We may be ensuring that our unborn child will have a gutwrenchingly, life-changingly horrible experience sometime within its first 15 or so years of life. But even that can’t counteract the joyous experience of having a dog in your life. TDN Sports Editor Josh Brown appears Sundays. Yes, that’s Master Splinter. And yes, Josh will use any excuse possible not to put his real picture in this space.

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After being rescued in the South Pacific, Tom Corogin is back in the United States at his marina Wednesday, in Port Clinton. This was the sixth time the 84-year-old sailor attempted a sail around Cape Horn.

Rescued Ohio sailor unsure of another trip This was sixth attempt to sail around tip of South America from wonderful people.” It was during the early part of his trip that he began meeting people he’ll never forget. There was a boy in Mexico who happily helped him carry groceries to his boat. And there was a woman in Ecuador who saw the cut on his leg and took him to a hospital. She visited every day, bringing a nutrition drink with her. The good will continued with his rescue. There was the Japanese merchant ship that rerouted its course to pick him up. And the admiral in the Chilean navy who sent his own plane to help with the search. After all that, Corogin came to understand that sailing was about more than seeing sunsets and glaciers. “Much deeper,” he said. “I realized it’s all about love, helping other people. I received a lot of it on this trip. More than ever before. I consider myself very lucky. And I thought to myself, maybe that’s why I go sailing.” For now, the disappointment of the aborted mission is still fresh. He’s had nightmares about making repairs to the sailboat he owned for 15 years. “It’s been an emotional experience to lose a boat, I guess,” he said. The chances of buying a new boat and making another attempt are slim, but he’s still optimistic. “I’ve got to maintain my health,” Corogin said. “I’ve been very lucky so far. God’s given me these years and I’m trying my best to use them.” He keeps in shape by taking care of the marina he owns, lugging concrete blocks put under the boats when they’re pulled out of the water. “When you’re laying on your back under a boat handling a 40pound block, that’s good exercise,” he said.

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Guard bases could lose MANSFIELD (AP) — Newly detailed Air Force plans to cut personnel and aircraft as part of a larger downsizing are expected to affect several Ohio locations. Multiple news outlets report four multipurpose cargo planes from the Ohio Air National Guard base in Mansfield would be retired. Ohio’s senators have said they would fight to preserve that aircraft program. Six tanker aircraft at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base near Columbus also would be retired. It wasn’t all bad news for Ohio. The plans indicated Wright-Patterson Air Force Base might get more program-analysis and

intelligence missions as part of the restructuring.

• Ruth W. McMahan SIDNEY — Ruth W. Edison vote McMahan, age 94, of died at 12:36 a.m. stalled in House Sidney, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at COLUMBUS — It’s been Dorothy Love Retirement Center, Sidney. Graveside more than a year since services will be Tuesday, Ohioans chose Thomas Feb. 7, at Graceland Edison in a vote for a new Cemetery, Sidney. statue to represent the Arrangements have been state in the U.S. Capitol’s entrusted to the Adams Statuary Hall, but the Funeral Home, Sidney. inventor still needs approval from lawmakers. The state took votes for replacing a statue of William Allen, a 19th century congressman and governor who supported Southern slave owners and portrayed blacks as savages. But lawmakers have the final say. Funeral Home & Cremation Services The Columbus Dispatch S. Howard Cheney, Owner-Director reports the Ohio Senate • Pre-arranged funeral plans available approved legislation last spring, but the bill has been 1124 W. Main St • Call 335-6161 • Troy, Ohio idle in the House. www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com

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Daniel proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, was formerly a contractor, a member of Troy View Church of God, member of American Legion Post No. 487, attended the Hobart School of Welding, received numerous certificates for construction and home remodeling and was an avid billiards player and received state and national titles. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. Friends may call one hour prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m. at Hale-Sarver. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses, c/o Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 9, West Milton, OH 45383.

PAMELA SUE (LONG) ADAMS SIDNEY — Pamela Sue (Long) Adams, age 51, of Sidney, went to be with the Lord at 12:17 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. She was born Jan. 29, 1961, to Hazel L. Long Doseck, Piqua, and the late Charles F. “Tom” Long. Pam is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Shaun and Michelle Adams, Piqua; long time companion, Joe Shatto, Sidney; sister and brotherin-law, Lois and Charles Rue, Fletcher; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles “Chuck” and Krista Long, Piqua, and Dan and Cheryl Long, Sidney; twin sister: Patricia Kay Long, Piqua; nieces: Kelli, April, Jennifer and Robin; and nephews: Dan “D. J.”, Marc, Jim, Jamie, Jeremy, Joshua and Melvin.

Pam attended Houston High School. She loved to collect angel figurines. She was greatly loved and will be missed. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Feb. 18, 2012, at Pasco United Methodist Church, Pasco, with Pastor Dave Brisker officiating. Burial will be in Fletcher Cemetery, Fletcher, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, OH 45365, to help defray funeral expenses. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com.

LEWIS EUGENE KILPATRICK TROY — Lewis Eugene Kilpatrick, 81, passed away peacefully at home Jan. 31, 2012. He and his wife Dorothy (Reed) Kilpatrick had just recently returned to live in Troy. They had lived in Sun City, Ariz., for 21 years. Before that, they resided in Bloomington, Ind., for 11 years. Lewis became a great and lasting fan of Indiana University basketball during his residence in Bloomington. He worked at Dare and BFGoodrich in Troy and retired from BFGoodrich off Highway in Bloomington, Ind. He was a lifetime Elk, a past exalted ruler of the Troy lodge, during which time the ritual team competed in the nationals. He later became a state and national judge.

Lewis was a master leather crafter. He won several state first-place ribbons in Arizona and taught classes at his community rec center. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Michael and wife Pam (Lowry) Kilpatrick of Troy and Patrick and wife Donna (Rich) Kilpatrick of Bloomington, Ind.; three grandchildren, Jason Kilpatrick, Lisa Barnthouse of Troy and Melissa Kilpatrick of Bloomington, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Alexis Barnthouse. No services will be held at the family’s request. An Elks Lodge of Sorrow will be at the Troy lodge at a date to be announced. All donations in his name may be sent to Hospice of Miami County or Elks National Foundation.

BEVERLY JEAN (YANTIS) WERT TROY — Beverly Jean (Yantis) Wert, 75, of Troy, Ohio, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Troy, Ohio, to the late Loran L. and Mary S. (Obenchain) Yantis. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James Douglas Wert; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew Wallace and Cristina Wert of Waukegan, Ill.; and two grandsons, Cameron and Brandon. Bev was a 1954 graduate of Troy High School; a member of First Lutheran Church in Troy; lifelong member of Condell Hospital Auxiliary; and member

of OES Troy Chapter. She retired from State Farm Agency in 1981. A private family service will be held with interment in Casstown Cemetery, Casstown, at her request. A public memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the First Lutheran Church in Troy, with the Rev. Ric Barnes officiating. Family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s favorite charity. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.

HERMAN R. ‘BOB’ BRYANT PIQUA — Herman R. “Bob” Bryant, 73, of 1208 Willard St., Piqua, died suddenly Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at the Seven Rivers Hospital of Crystal River, Fla. He was born Feb. 8, 1938, in Whitley County, Ky., to the late Andy and Clara (Bryant) Bryant. Survivors include a daughter, Charity (Bruce) Ordway of Troy; three grandchildren, Dustina (Wyatt) Schroder, Michele Ordway and Philip Ordway; five brothers, Ablson “A.C.” Bryant of Florida, Ray Bryant of Florida, Louie Bryant of Sidney, James (Pam) Bryant and Charles “Chalk” (Brenda) Bryant, all of Piqua; seven sisters, Sibby (Lee) Roach of Cold Spring, Ky., Mary Leona Baker of Sidney, Sally (Sterling) Partin of Ingles, Florida, Flonnie Shelton, Myrtle (Bob) Low all of Crab Orchard, Ky., Joyce (Ethel) (Eulas) Ball of Fairborn, Truie (Jesse Bolton) Hanson of Brookville, Ky.; and numerous nieces, nephew and cousins. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lorrie Bryant, Irene Bryant and Alice Lee; and four brothers, Eugene, John, Thurman and Andy Bryant. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert A. “Robbie” Bryant.

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PORT CLINTON — (AP) — Stranded on a sailboat with broken rigging and a swaying mast in the Pacific Ocean, 84-year-old Tom Corogin realized his dream of completing a solo voyage around the tip of South America was over, again. It was his sixth attempt and one of the toughest trips yet. Corogin suffered an infected puncture wound to his leg and required hospital treatment in Ecuador. He sailed through a terrible storm south of Mexico and was forced to activate his emergency beacon for the first time, in remote waters about 500 miles south of Easter Island. In the end, Corogin was rescued Jan. 3 by a Japanese cargo ship and the Chilean navy but was forced to leave his boat behind. Corogin, a lawyer who still practices part-time, arrived back at his home along Lake Erie nearly three weeks ago. He had set sail Dec. 27 from Easter Island on the last leg of his Cape Horn adventure when his rigging snapped, leaving him stranded in desolate waters. Although he was exhausted after the rescue, he came home emotionally drained but fine physically. Corogin said in a recent interview he has no idea if he’ll try a seventh time to complete the trip around Cape Horn that he’s dreamed about for decades. But he realized he found something he’d been searching for anyway the reason why he’s sailed for so many years. “It’s not so much the sailing itself,” Corogin said. “It’s what happens when I arrive in a port or when I arrive back home. It’s because of the love I receive from strangers,

Corogin has dreamed of sailing around South America for nearly 50 years. After he finished a solo voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1997, he set his sights on Cape Horn. But his first attempts were ruined by injuries and mechanical trouble. He began his latest adventure in San Diego last November and completed nearly two-thirds of the trip in nearly three months, covering 6,000 miles by the time he reached Easter Island just days before Christmas. Two days after he left the island, the lower rigging broke. He was able to fix it but two days later, it worsened. “I heard this pop like a rifle shot and the whole structure of the back end of my boat came up in the air,” he said. “I thought it was going to land on me.” He spent the next day trying to secure the mast, but it was leaning forward and unsteady. There was a chance it could come crashing down and tear off the top of the cabin. He could no longer keep the sail up or steer the boat. “Even though the boat wasn’t sinking, the boat was useless at that point,” Corogin said. He activated his distress signal, setting off a search by the Chilean navy. The Japanese ship was the only vessel close enough to reach him and picked him up on Jan. 3. He spent a few days in Chile before coming back to the United States to see his four children. He’s been told there’s a good chance his sailboat will follow the currents to one of the hundreds of bays along the southern coast of Chile. The navy has promised to call him if it washes up. He plans on having the replacement parts on standby. “I’ll fly down and attempt to repair it,” he said. “It might happen. I’m optimistic.”

WEST MILTON — Daniel Lee Fisher, age 62, of Fairborn, formerly of West Milton, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia. He was born Nov. 28, 1949, in Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents William Elwood and Wilma Jane (Taylor) Fisher, brother Ninian R.C. Fisher, and a grandson William E. Fisher. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ninian Joshua Shane and Heather L. Fisher of Huber Heights; son Joseph N. Zimmerman of Troy; grandchildren Ninian, Hayley, Tabitha, Samantha and Noah Fisher; and sisters Jeanne and Marty.

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Mr. Bryant was a Journeyman Machinist having been employed with many companies throughout the area, the most recent being R & D Machine Co. of Troy. He served as the manager of the Piqua BRYANT Fish & Game Club, was a member of the Covington Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the former Piqua Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and loved riding his Harley motorcycle. A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, with Jenny Mooneyham officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Miami Valley Council BSA, 6550 Poe Ave., P.O. Box 13057, Dayton, OH 45413, or the Piqua Community Foundation, 126 W. High St., P.O. Box 226, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family also may be expressed through jamiesonand yannucci.com.


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TROY — The following Troy High School students have been named honor students for the second grading period of the 2011-12 school year. • Principal’s list, 3.75 or better GPA Freshman — Lauren Anderson, Mackenzie Armstrong, Rachel Bailey, Amanda Bowman, Andrew Bricker, Macen Cancino, Evonne Chien, Rebecca Cole, Gillianne Coleman, Olivia Dankworth, Mudra Dave, Madeline Davis, Alec DeMore, Cristina Dennison, Caroline Elsass-Smith, Megan Falknor, Abigail Flamm, Abigail Gohrband, Drew Henn, Jared Hill, Amanda Hokky, Mary Huffman, Isaiah Johnson, Grant Kasler, Madeline Kleptz, Kirsten Langenkamp, Madison Lemmon, Jonathan Liew, Ashley Littrell, Dylan Magoto, Courtney Mazzulla, Bridget McCormick, Amanda Mikel, Allyson Miller, Collin Moeller, Peyton Mowery, Olivia Mullins, Rachel Murray, Jason Myers, Akari Nagata, Tianna Newton, Ryan Nichols, Luke Oaks, Larissa O’Connor, Lindsey Orozco, Kiersten Owens, Shiv Patel, Allison Pierce, Daniel Powell, Aleksander Prus, Kira Rench, Colleen Rhea, Stephen Rozsnaki, Taylor Rupert, Emily Savard, William Schober, Troy Schultz, Katherine Sebring, Kinari Sekito, Katelyn Shiverdecker, Lindsay Smith, Katelyn Snee, Shelby Snider, Whitney Snider, Joshua Spayde, Celia Stanley, Brittney Sullivan, Clayton Terrill, Takumi To, Sayaka Toyoshima, MacKenzie Vernon, Taryn Vest, Ian Ward, Marina Wehrkamp, Abby Witt, Michelle Zelnick, Zihan Zhang and Michael Zweidinger. Sophomores — Abigial Adkins, Matthew Alexander, Shelby Arnett, Joseph Benson, Madelyn Bollinger, Abby Brinkman, Austin Brown, Courtney Burgasser, Noelle Culp, Alex Dalton, Melissa DeGroat, KristenAnne Denlinger, Elisabeth Dodd, Erin Dodd, Cynthia England, Joel Evans, Nathan Fleischer, Jacob Henson, Joseph Henson, Devan Huggins, Alexis Hull, Nicholas Kleptz, Andrew Kostecka, Benjamin Langdon,

Samuel Larson, Kassandra Lehman, Jessica Lehmann, Natasha Lucas, Alex Magoteaux, Vy Hoang Mai, Luke Manis, Magan McClurg, Alexander Meier, William Metzger, Kathryn Miller, Emily Moser, Taylor Mumpower, Takashi Ohkura, Courtney Owens, Brian Pennington, Ryan Priest, Alexander Prouty, Andrew Randazzo, Katie-Grace Sawka, Leah Selby, Leah Soutar, Brittney Sowers, Jena Stewart, Connor Super, Dustin Taro, Ngoc Tu, Kelton Webb, Taylor Welch, Hannah Wilson, Eric Wright, Makayla Wyan and Rachel Zelnick. Juniors — Alyson Adams, Sarah Adkins, Iesha Alspaugh, Jodie Anderson, Shannon Andrews, Kennedy Atkins, Audrey Banning, Zachary Barker, Amanda Blakley, Brittany Blier, Jessica Bornhorst, Madison Burchfield, Tiasha Butcher, Courtney Caldwell, Gabrielle Castaldo, Joshua Clark, Alexandra Covault, Kyle Croft, Katelyn Delwiche, Angela Dennison, Christian Detrick, Rachel Dippold, Jacob Eldridge, Kelly Fischer, Alexander Flamm, Tyler Flannery, Fiona Foster, Kristin Hoglund, Michaela Humphrey, Mao Iizuka, Blake Jarvis, Alison Kolber, Jaclyn Kranenburg, TrungThanh Mai, Jennifer Monnier, Mayu Ohtsuka, Meredith Orozco, Emma Pence, Zachary Peugh, Adam Priest, Ashley Rector, Cassandra Rice, Mackenzie Rice, Catelyn Schmiedebusch, Jeremy Sierra, Ivy Smith, Bradley Stapleton, Yuki Watanabe, Cassie Williams and Duncan Wills. Seniors — Christian Blair, Eric Burgasser, Hang Chen, Ayano Chiba, Abigail Coon, Sean Cothran, Caitlin Culp, Kyle Deal, Emily Debella, Kelsey Dornbusch, Omega Dziko, William Evans, Kaitlyn Flory, Cody Fox, Hannah, Funderburg, Takaki Furuichi, Isaac Galli, Caitlin Grote, Jordan Harlow, Kaitlynn Harrison, Thomas Harvey, Niccole Hicks, Taylor Hinkle, Courtney Hittepole, Brian Holland, Abby Huston, Riley Isely, Nicholas Kovar, Alaina Lamme, Karissa Lee, Jennifer Lehmann, Daniel Longendelpher, William Matthews, Peter Mengos, Kaysee Morgan,

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Komen longtime Komen supporters were feeling similarly conflicted. Some, depending on where they stood on the hot-button issue of abortion, called it more of a betrayal. Those who supported Komen’s grants to Planned Parenthood for breast-cancer screenings called the initial move to cut them politically motivated; those opposed to the grants said the same thing about the reversal. The outrage clearly stunned Komen, the country’s most widely known breast cancer organization. “I think (Komen) has been horrified to be so caught up in this culture war,” said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Chicagobased Pro-Life Action League.

Many women described feeling caught in the middle when The Associated Press first reported on Tuesday that Komen had adopted criteria excluding Planned Parenthood from future breast screening grants because it was the subject of an investigation launched by a Florida congressman at the urging of anti-abortion groups. The grants totaled $680,000 in 2011. Alyce Lee-Walker was one of them. A longtime Komen supporter, she’d never given money to Planned Parenthood. But when she learned of the funding cut, she immediately went online to donate $188 the 88 signifying good luck in Chinese. She didn’t stop there. The small business owner from Pinehurst, N.C., went

about removing all the pink-ribbon stickers, a Komen symbol, that she’d affixed to her belongings. “I took them off my personal car, the business car, off the doors in the office,” she said. And that pink chef’s knife she bought at Williams-Sonoma, with some of the proceeds going to Komen? “I’m done with that, too,” she said. When she worked on Wall Street, Lee-Walker once prowled the trading floor soliciting donations “from anyone who loved a sister, mother, wife or who was a fan of breasts,” she quips. She raised $15,000. But now, Komen’s reversal as well as its original move left her disgusted, she said: “It’s all political.” Many shared that skepticism. “I’m wondering, is this really what they

believe now, or is it just all the bad press that made them do it?” asked Mary Gauvin, a 27-year-old mother from Fort Drum, N.Y. “I doubt their motivation a bit.” Gauvin, a supporter in the past of both Planned Parenthood and Komen, said that now, if a friend asked for sponsorship in a Race for the Cure event, she would offer to give money instead to the American Cancer Society. Also switching allegiance was Suzanne Strempek Shea, a novelist and teacher in Northhampton, Mass. “If someone asks me to sponsor them,” she said, “I’m going to say, ‘I wish you well, but I’m going to give the amount I’d have given you to Rays of Hope,” another breast cancer support group.

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later, America still is at war, and the three points on Bush’s “axis” are profoundly different. North Korea has exploded two nucleartest devices; Iran is alleged to harbor nuclear ambitions; and Iraq, which was to have been the democratic showcase of the Bush foreign policy, still is a shaky prospect bedeviled by factional violence. Back on Jan. 29, 2002, as Bush delivered that State of the Union address, Iran seemed from the West’s perspective to be the least menacing point on the axis. Its president, Mohammad Khatami, was a moderate, hard-line voices were muted and there were hints of breakthrough cooperation in Afghanistan after the U.S. toppled the Taliban, which was hated by Tehran. But the U.S. deeply opposes Iran’s aid to Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Palestinian faction Hamas, and today, Iran’s Islamic leaders and their U.S.-led opponents are in a 21st century version of Cold War showdowns. U.S. and European sanctions are taking aim at Iran’s critical oil exports as part of escalating economic pressures. Cyber warfare and assassinations are claimed by Iran to be part of an Israeli campaign to abort its nuclear effort. Iran threatens to close the Strait of Hormuz, the pathway for about one-fifth of the world’s oil, and U.S. and European warships have responded with a show of muscle. “We’re much closer to moving from a cold conflict to a hot conflict, because Iran has moved forward with their nuclear program,” Karim Sadjadpour, an Iranian affairs expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said in an interview with National Public Radio for the 10th anniversary of Bush’s speech. “But I would say that Iran truly is more isolated than it’s ever been.” Iran has offered to resume talks with world powers, but looks highly unlikely to agree to any conditions that would halt uranium enrichment. The U.S. and its allies fear that enrichment will lead to weapons-grade material. Iran insists it seeks reactors only for energy and medical research. “It’s reached a stage where it’s hard to see how this impasse could be broken,” said Mehrzad Boroujerdi, a Syracuse University professor who follows Iranian affairs. “The pressures on Iran are definitely hurting them, but it also causes the leadership to push back even harder.” In Iraq, Bush’s 2002 speech was not broadcast live, but the next day Saddam Hussein’s government was claiming America was massing troops on the borders and was about to invade. Fourteen months later a U.S.-led force poured into Iraq after another type of state-sponsored call to arms: Washington’s claim that Saddam was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction.

No such arsenal was ever discovered, but other merciless forces were unleashed in the form of sectarian conflict between the Sunnis, who lost their privileged status bestowed by Saddam, and the majority Shiites, who had suffered relentless repression by his regime. For years, the U.S. military was the besieged caretaker of a country on the brink of civil war. The fighting veered in many directions: Shiite militias targeting U.S. troops or running nighttime Sunni-hunting death squads; Sunni insurgents inspired by al-Qaida carrying out suicide bombings and other attacks against Shiites; Iranianbacked Shiite factions becoming so deadly proficient with roadside bombs that they became the chief killer of U.S. soldiers. The withdrawal of the last American forces in December closed the door on more than seven years of combat, but left a whole new political landscape in which Iraq, a bulwark against Iranian power during Saddam’s era, may become Iran’s best Middle Eastern ally. “Iraq,” said Arizona Sen. John McCain, “is unraveling.” Many Iraqis would agree. Khalid Omer, a 34year-old Sunni teacher in the northern Baghdad district of Azamiyah, traces it back to what he called Bush’s “triple-wicked” address. “It represents superficial and hollow American policies that started in Iraq and will end in Iraq,” he said. In a Shiite district in eastern Baghdad, Qais Kadhum, 42, lamented that Iraq has paid the highest cost among Bush’s axis states. “Iraq became the weakest country in the region, while North Korea and Iran became stronger,” he said. “The policies of the ‘axis of evil’ devastated Iraq and enabled Iran and North Korea,” he said. Baghdad University international affairs professor Kadhum al-Muqdadi views Bush’s speech as an early attempt to begin selling the idea of an Iraq invasion by linking it a perceived global threat. “Bush put Iraq in with two other ‘evil’ nations, but his real aim was marketing for the invasion of Iraq,” said al-Muqdadi. “He was just trying to pave the way.” Bush’s speech came less than two years after a landmark trip to North Korea by Madeleine Albright, President Bill Clinton’s secretary of state. North Korea reacted to the “axis of evil” label by calling it “little short of declaring a war,” and it went on to twice detonate nuclear devices and to test-fire missiles. While the relationship with the U.S. remains tense, the death in December of Kim Jong Il, who led North Korea during the Bush administration, opened the way for his young, inexperienced son, Kim Jong Un. His government has recently suggested through state media that it remains open to suspending uranium enrichment in return for food aid.


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• BASEBALL: Tippecanoe High School is hosting the U.S. Baseball Academy camp beginning today for six consecutive Sundays for grades 1-12. For more information and to register, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com or call (866) 622-4487. • BASKETBALL: No Limit Sports is offering two basketball tournaments: No Limit Sports Tip-Off Classic on Feb. 11-12 for grades 3-6, and No Limit Sports Spring Preview on March 9-11 for grades 3-9. Both tournaments are $250 per team with a three-game guarantee. Visit www.nolimitsportsacademy.com or call (937) 335-0738 for more information. • BASEBALL: Troy High School will host a baseball clinic for ages 9-14 from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 18. The cost is $25 if registered by Feb. 15 or $30 for late registration. Download the signup form at www.troyhighschoolbaseball.com or contact coach Ty Welker at welkert@troy.k12.oh.us. • HOCKEY: Registrations are now being taken for the Troy Recreation Department Introduction to Youth Hockey program. The three-week instructional program for those who have never played in an organized hockey program before is for the beginning hockey player ages 5-10. Dates are March 14, 21 and 28. Rental equipment is available through the Jr. Hockey Parents’ Association. Please contact the Recreation Department at (937) 339-5145 for more information, or register online now at http://hobartarena.com/registration_hobart_arena.html.

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Troy’s Todda Norris and Butler’s Alyssa Ryerse battle for a rebound Saturday in Vandalia.

Trojans struggle Go 9 for 45 in loss to Butler BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor jbrown@tdnpublishing.com There wasn’t much to be said. Nothing that could be. “We shot poorly and gave a poor effort in the first half,” Troy coach Nathan Kopp said. “That’s all I can say.”

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MONDAY Girls Basketball Newton at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Bethel at Covington (7 p.m.) Troy Christian at Middletown Christian (7:30 p.m.) Brookville at Bradford (7 p.m.) Wrestling Tippecanoe at Milton-Union (7 p.m.) TUESDAY Boys Basketball Tippecanoe at Northwestern (7:30 p.m.) Waynesville at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Bethel at Greeneview (7:30 p.m.) Twin Valley South at Covington (7:30 p.m.) Troy Christian at Middletown Christian (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Troy at Butler (4 p.m.) Trotwood at Piqua (4:30 p.m.) Wrestling Lehman tri (5:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY Girls Basketball Sidney at Troy (7:30 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Greenon (7:30 p.m.) Greenville at Piqua (7:30 p.m.) Wrestling Tippecanoe at Spr. Shawnee tri (6 p.m.) THURSDAY Girls Basketball Arcanum at Miami East (7 p.m.) Franklin Monroe at Bethel (7 p.m.) Tri-Village at Newton (7 p.m.) Bradford at Covington (7 p.m.) Troy Christian at Yellow Springs (7 p.m.) Bowling Tippecanoe at Carroll (4 p.m)

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Miami East’s Emily Kindell battles with a pair of Versailles players for a rebound Saturday.

The Trojans’ offense simply couldn’t find a way to put the ball in the basket Saturday at the Student Activities Center at Butler High School — despite winning the rebounding and turnover battles — losing the war and a chance to close in on an outright Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division title in a 40-24 defeat at the hands of the Aviators.

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East scores big win before draw, beats rival Tigers BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer cfoster@tdnpublishing.com

When opposing teams prepare for Miami East, clearly a lot of emphasis is put on stopping the post game. But when too much focus is put on stopping the Vikings’ inside attack, that can make it a field day for the East guards. Madison Linn nailed four 3s, Abby Cash added three triples and East CASSTOWN kept its undefeated home record alive, beating rival Versailles 55-36 in Casstown on Saturday — a big win over a persistent postseason foe the day before this year’s tournament draw. The Vikings canned a total of nine from beyond the arc — a day after the Viking boys hit 10 in a win over Bradford. The score was close after one period, but the Vikings outscored the Tigers 34-10 in the second and third quarters combined to bust open the game. “We want to go inside — that’s our strength offensively. I thought we were able to get a lot of buckets inside,” Miami East coach Preston Miami East’s Abby Cash shoots over two ■ See VIKINGS on A11 Versailles defenders Saturday.

hold off Bulldogs Staff Reports WEST MILTON — Newton and Milton-Union both had a number of solid individual performances on Saturday night. But it was Newton’s Cole Adams who played the biggest of all, scoring a game-high 21 points and adding 15 rebounds to lead the Indians past the Bulldogs, 54-43.

MIAMI COUNTY “He’s struggled the last four or five games, but it’s hard to imagine a young man having a better game,” Newton coach Steve Fisher said. “He saved us many times tonight with putbacks.” After getting out to a 12-9

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Troy’s Rich 285-pound champ at GWOC BY ROB KISER Sports Editor rkiser@dailycall.com

No. 3 Buckeyes drop Wisconsin Jared Sullinger wore out Wisconsin. Then William Buford put the Badgers away. No. 3 Ohio State wasn’t going to give No. 19 Wisconsin a shot at another comeback.

Sullinger scored 24 points and Buford hit a critical 3-pointer down the stretch, helping the Buckeyes beat the Badgers 58-52 on Saturday. See Page A10.

Troy 285-pounder Ryne Rich is a great example of hard work being rewarded. But Rich, who continued his impressive season by pinning his way through the Greater Western Ohio Conference Tournament Friday and Saturday, gives all the credit to coach Doug Curnes and his staff. “I am just doing what I am coached to do,” Rich said after pinning Tyler Tracy of Springboro in 3:04 in the cham-

KETTERING pionship match Saturday at Trent Arena. “I have great coaches, and I feel like it is important to go out and win, to show people how good are coaches are and what they have taught me.” Curnes has just as high an opinion of his wrestler. “Ryne (Rich) put in a lot of time this summer, working hard on his wrestling,” Curnes said. “And he has lost 10 pounds to improve his quickness. The thing about Ryne is he is always very aware of what is going out there. He is always thinking.”

Rich is an imposing figure on the mat at 275 pounds — and if you want to go toe-to-toe with him, he is fine with that, and if you want to try and use athleticism and quickness on him, he’s good with that too. And the semifinal and final matches were a perfect example of that. In the semifinals, he wrestled another mammoth wrestler in Trotwood-Madison’s Jordan Ashe. “That was more of the Greco Roman-type match,” Curnes said. “Two guys using their upper body strength. That’s

where the work Ryne (Rich) did this summer has helped him.” It turned out to be his longest match of the tournament. While Rich was in control, the top seed had just five seconds remaining in the match when he pinned the fourth seed Ashe at 5:55. He faced the exact opposite match in the finals against the third seed Tracy — but the result was the same. “That was a completely different kind of match,” Curnes said. “That kid was more quick and athletic.” And when Tracy was able to

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No. 3 OSU tops No. 19 Wisconsin MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jared Sullinger wore out Wisconsin. Then William Buford put the Badgers away. No. 3 Ohio State wasn’t going to give No. 19 Wisconsin a shot at another comeback. Sullinger scored 24 points and Buford hit a critical 3-pointer down the stretch, helping the Buckeyes beat the Badgers 58-52 on Saturday. Sullinger was shocked when he wasn’t doubleteamed on defense to start the game, and he pounced

immediately. “I don’t think I saw single coverage since first part of the season of my freshman year,” Sullinger said. “When I saw that, I got excited. I decided to go to work.” Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points and Buford added 11 for the Buckeyes (20-3, 82 Big Ten), who held onto their lead in the conference standings. Sullinger also had 10 rebounds. With the victory, Ohio State ended a nine-game losing streak to Wisconsin in Madison — and avoided a repeat of last year’s come-

back by the Badgers, who erased a second-half deficit to defeat the Buckeyes 7167. “What happened last year is last year,” said Sullinger, who became the 48th Ohio State player to score 1,000 career points. “We won, and that was the main goal.” Ryan Evans scored 14 points for the Badgers (18-6, 7-4), who were 5 for 27 from 3-point range. Wisconsin has lost four home games in a season for the first time under Badgers coach Bo Ryan.

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■ CONTINUED FROM A9 lift Rich off his feet for an early takedown, it got Curnes’ attention. “I thought, ‘Whoa this is going to be a barn-burner of a match,” Curnes said. “But, as it turned out, I think lifting Ryne (Rich) took all the gas out of the kid.” Late in the first period, Rich was trailing 2-1 when Tracy stood up — and Rich seized the moment for a takedown and a 3-2 lead, nearly getting a nearfall before the period ran out. “That’s what I am talking about,” Curnes said. “Ryne saw the kid stand up and took advantage of it.” Rich started down in the second period and got a reversal to go up 5-2. Taylor took Rich down to cut the deficit 5-4, but little did he know he had just stepped into the lion’s den. In a few quick seconds, Rich reversed him and pinned him with 56 seconds left in the second period to win the GWOC championship with his fourth straight pin. “It does (things happen quickly for him on the mat),” Rich said. “But, if you are cautious out there, you are going to be in trouble.” Instead, that is the fate of Rich’s opponents — even when they seem to have the advantage. “He is always thinking, figuring out what his next move is going to be,” Curnes said. “I can’t tell you the last time we had someone pin their way through the GWOC tournament — this is a tough

tournament. But Ryan is not satisfied — he won’t be until we get to Columbus (state). I can tell you he would have been upset if he didn’t get a pin in that final match. Now, we have two weeks to get ready for an even bigger tournament.” Sophomore Kevin McGraw also placed for Troy — just not as high as he hoped. After advancing to the semifinals, the third seed lost three straight matches Saturday. He ended the tournament with 3-1 loss to Brandon Pummill of Piqua in overtime in the fifth-place match. McGraw had pinned Pummill earlier in the season. “It is a tough loss for a number of reasons,” Curnes said. “Right now, he (Kevin McGraw) is going through some things that all sophomores go through. I just want to get him through this cloud and funk and get him ready for sectionals in two weeks.” McGraw is likely to wrestle Pummill Friday at Piqua in a tri-match that includes Greenville. “That could be a pretty important match for seeding at sectional,” Curnes said. “Whoever wins that match is probably going to get the higher seed.” Overall, Troy finished 14th in the 17-team tournament. “The sectionals are always big,” Curnes said. “But we are fortunate enough to wrestle in a great conference, so it is (great preparation for the sectional).

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Troy left no doubts Saturday, routing Alter 70 at Hobart Arena to claim its first regular-season Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League championship in the program’s history. “You could tell it was a special night,” Troy coach Larrell Walters said. “All three of our seniors scored at least one goal in their last regular-season game. They’re our captains, and they’ve given us great leadership on and off the ice. And we’ve just had great play all year from everyone.” Freshman Clay Terrill gave Troy a 1-0 lead after one, scoring with assists from senior Sean Clawson and Will Schober. Senior Nick Usserman got things started in the

second period, scoring on assists from senior Derrick Bark and Drew Morgan. Then Michael Walter scored on an assist from Logan Tiderington and Tiderington scored with assists from Bark and Usserman to make it 4-0. Bark scored an unassisted goal and Clawson scored two, one from Terrill and Morgan and the other from Austin Erisman, to finish things off. Jake Eldridge stopped all 11 shots he faced for his second shutout of the year. Troy hosts Elder in the first round of the SWOHSHL Tournament at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Hobart Arena.

Inconsistent 3-point shooting — and a failure to find other ways to score — has dogged the Badgers. But that didn’t mean Ohio State coach Thad Matta was happy to see Wisconsin put up so many 3s. “I was nervous every time they let it go,” Matta said. The Badgers had no early answer for Sullinger. He scored the Buckeyes’ first nine points, consistently getting the best of the player assigned to defend AP PHOTO him, Jared Berggren. Wisconsin’s Mike Bruesewitz, left, fouls Ohio State’s Sullinger finished the first Jared Sullinger (0) during the first half Saturday in half with 16 points. Madison, Wis.

Troy’s Shelby Schultz shoots over three Butler defenders Saturday. ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 Both teams now have one loss in division play heading into the season’s final week after splitting the regular-season series. Troy (12-6, 7-1 GWOC North) still controls its own destiny in a way, needing victories at home against Sidney Wednesday and in the finale at Piqua Feb. 11 to clinch at least a share of the title for the second straight year. And if Butler loses to Trotwood Wednesday in its finale, the Trojans still could claim the title outright. But a win Saturday by the Trojans — who knocked off the Aviators at the Trojan Activities Center 42-36 earlier this year — would have put Troy firmly in the driver’s seat. “It’s hard to believe we gave such a poor effort in the first half with what was on the line today,” Kopp said. Troy only held the lead once after Kristen Wood hit the game’s first basket, but Butler (12-7, 8-1) scored the next seven straight, led 9-4 after the first quarter and 19-7 at the half as the Trojans managed only three firsthalf field goals and went 1 for 4 from the free throw line. And that trend continued throughout. The Trojans finished the game 9 for 45 from the field, including 0 for 20 from 3-point range. Morgan Taylor had Troy’s only made 3-pointer of the game — but it was wiped out because it came after play had been whistled dead by a ticky-tack Butler foul away from the ball. Troy outrebounded Butler by an impressive count, 32-23 — with many of those coming on the offensive end in the second half as the Trojans tried everything they could to get the ball to go down. Butler also turned the ball over 20 times to Troy’s 16, but Troy simply

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Troy’s Mackenzie Schulz protects the ball from Butler’s Julie Duren Saturday in Vandalia. couldn’t make good on its chances. It was the sixth straight loss for the Trojans on Butler’s home floor. The Aviators have won the last five by an average score of 42.8-23.4, with the Trojans’ best offensive effort coming in a 57-47 loss during the 2006-07 season. Wood led Troy with eight points, Chelsey Sakal scored five and and Taylor added four. Shelby Schultz had 10 rebounds in the game, and Todda Norris added nine rebounds to go with three points. Emily Mowbray and Whitney Barfknecht each scored nine to pace Butler. “Our goal is still the same — to win the league,” Kopp said. “That’s what we’re playing for. We’ve just got to refocus and come back strong in our last two games.” Troy — 24 Mackenzie Schulz 1-0-2, Chelsey Sakal 1-3-5, Todda Norris 1-1-3, Morgan Taylor 2-04, Kassie Lehman 0-0-0, Zechariah Bond 0-0-0, Tori Merrell 1-0-2, Courtney Mazzulla 0-0-0, Shelby Schultz 0-0-0, Kristen Wood 3-2-8. Totals: 9-6-24. Butler — 40 Tierney Black 2-0-4,

Troy’s Chelsey Sakal drives around Butler’s Emily Mowbray Saturday. Michaela Stephens 0-0-0, Whitney Barfknecht 4-1-9, Autumn Ratliff 0-0-0, Mallory Trentman 0-0-0, Alyssa Ryerse 2-1-5, Gina Warmouth 2-2-7, Danielle Ratliff 0-0-0, Julie Duren 2-2-6, Emily Mowbray 40-9, Ashley McCray 0-0-0.

Totals: 16-6-40. Score By Quarters Troy ........4 7 18 24 Butler .....9 19 31 40 3-point goals: Troy — none. Butler — Mowbray 2. Records: Troy 12-6, 7-1. Butler 12-7, 8-1.

■ College Basketball

Cincinnati pulls away for 74-66 win over DePaul CINCINNATI (AP) — Dion Dixon and Sean Kilpatrick each scored 16 points and Cashmere Wright scored all 11 of his in the second half to help Cincinnati pull away from DePaul for a 74-66 Big East win on Saturday night.

Justin Jackson set a career high with 14 points for the Bearcats (16-7, 6-4), who ended the game with a 12-2 run. Miami 59, Ball State 53 MUNCIE, Ind. — Quinten Rollins scored 14

points and Brian Sullivan knocked down four 3-pointers as Miami (Ohio) handed Ball State its fourth straight loss, beating the Cardinals 59-53 Saturday. BGSU 65, Norther Ill. 40 BOWLING GREEN —

Jordon Crawford scored 15 points and Bowling Green used a big first half to rout Northern Illinois 65-40 on Saturday night. Memphis 72, Xavier 68 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Wesley Witherspoon and Joe

Jackson keyed a furious Memphis comeback over the final 6 minutes against Xavier to add a quality win to the Tigers’ resume. Jackson had 14 points and Witherspoon scored all 12 of his points in the second half as Memphis used a late

rally for a 72-68 win over Xavier on Saturday. St. Louis 58, Dayton 50 ST. LOUIS — Brian Conklin scored 16 points and Saint Louis held off a rally by Dayton for a 58-50 victory on Saturday night.


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■ CONTINUED FROM A9 lead at the end of one, Newton built on its lead in the second, holding Milton to only three points to take a 20-12 lead into half. The Indians went up double digits at 33-20 by the end of the third. In the fourth, both teams scored over 20 points, but the damage had already been done as the Indians held on for the rivalry win. Daniel Vance had 10 points for Newton, while Jordan Hodges and David Brauer added nine. Bobby Gerodimos — playing with pain — added four points and 10 rebounds. “We showed a lot of character tonight, coming back after our poor second half (Friday),” Fisher said. “This was a big win for us. I’m real proud of the kids.” Josh Wheeler led the Bulldogs with 19 points, while Caleb Poland added 16. Milton-Union hosts Waynesville on Tuesday, while Newton hosts Bradford Saturday. Coldwater 57, Covington 36 COLDWATER — Coldwater jumped all over Covington from the get-go, opening up a 3011 halftime lead, before coasting to a 57-36 win on Saturday. The Buccs were led by Cole Owens and Ryan Craft, who each scored seven. Covington (8-9) plays Twin Valley South on Tuesday. • Girls Tippecanoe 72, Kenton Ridge 67 SPRINGFIELD — Tippecanoe completed a regular-season sweep of Buckeye Central Conference Kenton Trail Division rival Kenton Ridge Saturday, outscoring the Cougars 25-14 in the decisive fourth quarter to come from behind and win 72-67. Four Red Devils (11-7, 8-1) were in double figures. Freshman Halee Printz scored 20 points, Ellise Sharpe added 17, Erica Comer scored 16 and Morgan Miller had 10. The Devils travel to Greenon Wednesday before finishing the regular season against Stebbins Saturday — and can clinch a share of the division title with a win in the finale. The Devils could win the title outright, but they need help from Kenton Ridge — which hosts 8-1 Tecumseh on Saturday in its finale. Milton-Union 49, Northridge 32 WEST MILTON —

Milton-Union defeated Northridge 49-32 on Saturday. Katelyn Vincent had a great game, leading the Bulldogs with 19 points, seven rebounds, six steals and four assists. Brooke Falb added nine points, six rebounds and three assists, while Meghan Swartz added nine points and four rebounds. Ashleigh Bishop added 13 rebounds in the win, as well. “It was a very nice game for our girls,” Milton-Union coach Richard Cline said. “We led throughout and were able to extend the lead in the third. It was a very good team effort.” The Bulldogs (8-10) host Newton on Monday. Covington 38, New Bremen 34 NEW BREMEN — Shelby Kihm threw down 24 points and Covington escaped New Bremen with a 38-34 win to improve its record to 10-8 on the year. Julianna Simon added eight points in the win. Covington plays Bethel on Monday. Bradford 44, Riverside 34 BRADFORD — Bradford topped Riverside 44-34 on Saturday. The Railroaders used a big second quarter to their advantage, outscoring the Pirates 15-8 to take a comfortable lead into half. Bree Bates scored 10 points to lead Bradford, while Haley Patty added eight. The ’Roaders (8-10) play Brookville on Monday. Piqua 52, Sidney 46 PIQUA — The Piqua Indians stepped things up defensively, calmed down on offense and four straight free throws by Tasha Potts in the final 40 seconds finished off a 52-46 victory over Sidney in GWOC North action. Maddie Hilleary scored 12 points, while Shelby Vogler grabbed 11 rebounds. Potts had eight points and five rebounds, while Kelsey Deal had seven boards and Imari Witten grabbed six. Piqua will host Greenville Wednesday and Troy Saturday. New Knoxville 45, Lehman 38 NEW KNOXVILLE — Lehman hung with a good New Knoxville team on Saturday, but the Cavaliers fell short in the end, losing 45-38. Kandis Sargeant led the Cavs with 18 points, while Lindsey Spearman added 10. Lehman (9-10) plays Russia in its final game on Saturday.

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Miami East’s Leah Dunivan lays the ball up Saturday against Versailles. ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 Elifritz said. “We had a lot of people step up and hit some big 3s. They went to that zone, and that gave us the chance to get some good looks. “Teams try to take away our inside, and we can convert on the outside because we have shooters. So it’s one of those catch-22s where you try to take away our bigs, but we are able beat you on the outside.” With the score at 26-17 at half, the Vikings opened the third on a 17-0 run to take a 43-17 lead. Cash started the quarter by hitting her third 3-pointer of the game, which was followed by Linn’s third triple of the game. And the East post game was rolling, as well, with Trina Current scoring the next six East points before Versailles finally hit its first bucket with 2:09 remaining in the quarter. “We talked a lot about getting off to a good start,” Elifritz said. “We talked about the first three minutes of the first half and the first three minutes of the second half. We go on that big run in the third quarter — that kind of puts the game out of reach.” The first quarter featured one tie and nine lead changes, but Cash’s eight points in quarter helped the Vikings seize a 13-11 advantage by the end. East never trailed after that point. The Vikings opened the second on a 144 run and never looked back. Linn led the charge for East with 13 points, Trina Current had 12 and Cash dropped in 11. “It wasn’t just our offense. I mean, we stuck to our offensive gameplan, but defensively we were able to force them to some low-percentage shots and just rebound.” The game was the first meeting between the two teams since the Vikings ousted the Tigers in the sectional final last year. And with the tournament right around the corner, Elifritz said he expects to

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Miami East’s Ashley Current eyes a shot Saturday against Versailles. see Versailles again before the season is over. But this win against the Versailles is just another quality win for East, which has a 18-1 record on the year. Up to this point, no Viking varsity team has been defeated in the new gym. “Some people still question how we handle the ball, how we do against the pressure,” Elifritz said. “I can’t describe it — just look at our win column. We’ve got 18 wins, and we’ve faced some very good teams.” The Vikings can clinch the Cross County Conference championship with a win over Arcanum on Thursday. Versailles — 36 Chloe Warvel 3-0-6, Amanda Winner 1-1-3, Brooke Pothast 2-04, Katie Heckman 3-2-8, Rachel Kremer 3-0-7, Olivia Schlater 1-02, Courtney Prenger 0-4-4, Meagan Winner 1-0-2. Totals: 147-36. Miami East — 55 Angie Mack 2-0-5, Madison Linn 4-1-13, Trina Current 5-212, Abby Cash 4-0-11, Leah Dunivan 0-0-0, Ashley Current 32-8, Emily Kindell 1-3-6. Totals: 19-8-55. Score By Quarters Versailles ............11 17 21 36

Miami East’s Lindsey Brookhart pulls in a rebound Saturday against Versailles. Miami East .........13 26 47 55 3-point goals: Versailles — Kremer. Miami East — Linn 4, Cash 3, Kindell, Mack.

Records: Versailles 12-6. Miami East 18-1. Reserve Score: Miami East 45, Versailles 43.

■ National Football League

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Nothing can stop the NFL

Martin, 5 others to enter Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Less than a year ago, Tom Brady, Logan Mankins, Osi Umenyiora and seven other players filed an antitrust suit against the NFL, a key moment in a convoluted and contentious labor dispute between the union and league that threatened to cut short or even wipe out the 2011 season. On Sunday, Brady and Mankins of the New England Patriots and Umenyiora of the New York Giants will play in a Super Bowl that might very well draw more viewers than any TV show in history. What lockout? What recession? Nothing, it seems, can get in the way of the NFL, whose ratings and revenues climb and climb, no matter what. Indeed, some say both those issues managed to push even more attention and money the league’s way. Put simply, the NFL has the Midas Touch. “The uncertainty of the lockout ‘Will it be settled? When will the deal come?

Will it happen?’ created a sense of anticipation for the new season. It fed into the public’s awareness of the NFL. Even the concussion stories helped, because the public has become aware of the issue and is watching games to see how the rules are enforced, to see how the game changes,” said Neal Pilson, a former president of CBS Sports who now runs a media consulting firm. “They talk about it Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and they watch it on Sunday,” Pilson said. “The more separate issues related to the NFL that become part of the public discourse feed into the audiences.” NFL games accounted for 23 of the 25 most-watched telecasts last fall, and a total of 37 games drew at least 20 million viewers each. That, Pilson says, is at least in part a result of the country’s financial state. After all, what’s cheaper than plopping down on the couch to watch a game? “Sports is, to a certain extent, recession-proof. You

can see a sports event 10 different ways: on television, on your laptop, on your iPad, on your mobile phone, in bars and restaurants, in airports. There’s no other entertainment property that is so ubiquitous,” Pilson said. “When the economy went south, guess what? Americans stayed home, made a single investment in hi-definition television and watched sports. And what they watch more than anything is the NFL.” The last two Super Bowls were the two most-viewed programs in U.S. television history. NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus is eager to see how many people tune in for his network’s broadcast of Sunday’s championship game between the Patriots and Giants. It’s a rematch of the 2008 Super Bowl, when Eli Manning led New York to an upset that ruined New England’s bid for a perfect season. “We’re optimistic this has a chance to be the largest TV audience ever,” Lazarus said.

“This is a great rivalry game, with two of the most prolific franchises. They come with big markets. And they’re both Eastern markets.” Lazarus noted that a Super Bowl provides “a great platform for immediate revenue” to the tune of an average price of $3.5 million per 30-second commercial and for “showcasing the network.” The NFL knows that, of course, and pulls in big bucks from broadcasters, on top of the money collected from deals with partners such as Nike and Pepsi, along with ticket sales, merchandise and local sponsorships. NBC, CBS and Fox recently renewed their NFL contracts through the 2022 season, with annual bumps in rights fees that will bring the total revenue generated by those deals from nearly $2 billion per year to more than $3 billion. In September, ESPN kept “Monday Night Football” through the 2021 season, increasing its annual payments from $1.1 billion to $1.9 billion.

Carter snubbed again INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Curtis Martin has gone from the mean streets of Pittsburgh to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The star running back with the Patriots and Jets for 11 seasons was one of six players elected Saturday to the shrine. Martin once disliked playing the game, but used it to escape a neighborhood where his grandmother was murdered. “When I get awarded something like the Hall of Fame, it’s almost foreign to me,” said Martin, the NFL’s No. 4 career rusher. “This wasn’t something I planned on doing. Football is something I did so I didn’t end up jailed or dead. “If you make up your mind to just do the right thing no matter what … and you stick to it, which I did, this is how things

can turn around. I feel as if my life turned around from what it used to be, and I think anyone has a chance.” Martin and four linemen were elected to the hall, along with one senior committee choice. He is joined by Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Willie Roaf, Dermontti Dawson, and senior selection Jack Butler. Former Troy resident Cris Carter, Jerome Bettis and Bill Parcells were among the finalists who didn’t make it. “I’m not even close to this position, I actually don’t think I’d play more than four or five years without Bill Parcells,” Martin said, indicating he will have his former coach present him for induction on Aug. 4 in Canton. A panel of 44 media members voted.


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FOOTBALL National Football League Playoff Glance All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Sunday, Jan. 8 New York 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 14 San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32 Denver at New England, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Baltimore 20, Houston 13 N.Y. Giants 37, Green Bay 20 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 New England 23, Baltimore 20 N.Y. Giants 20, San Francisco 17, OT Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu AFC 59, NFC 41 Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis New England vs. N.Y. Giants, 6:20 p.m. College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Feb. 5 Texas vs. Nation At San Antonio Texas vs. Nation, 2 p.m. (CBSSN)

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB 17 7 .708 — Philadelphia Boston 12 10 .545 4 New York 9 15 .375 8 8 16 .333 9 Toronto 8 17 .320 9½ New Jersey Southeast Division Pct GB W L Miami 17 6 .739 — Atlanta 16 8 .667 1½ Orlando 15 9 .625 2½ Washington 4 20 .167 13½ Charlotte 3 20 .130 14 Central Division W L Pct GB 19 6 .760 — Chicago 16 7 .696 2 Indiana 10 12 .455 7½ Milwaukee 9 13 .409 8½ Cleveland 6 20 .231 13½ Detroit WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct GB W L 15 9 .625 — San Antonio Dallas 14 11 .560 1½ 13 11 .542 2 Houston 12 11 .522 2½ Memphis New Orleans 4 20 .167 11 Northwest Division Pct GB W L Oklahoma City 18 4 .818 — 15 8 .652 3½ Denver 12 9 .571 5½ Utah Portland 13 10 .565 5½ 12 12 .500 7 Minnesota Pacific Division W L Pct GB 14 7 .667 — L.A. Clippers 14 9 .609 1 L.A. Lakers Golden State 8 12 .400 5½ 8 14 .364 6½ Phoenix 7 15 .318 7½ Sacramento Friday's Games Toronto 106, Washington 89 Miami 99, Philadelphia 79 Orlando 102, Cleveland 94 Minnesota 108, New Jersey 105 Detroit 88, Milwaukee 80 Houston 99, Phoenix 81 Oklahoma City 101, Memphis 94 Boston 91, New York 89 Indiana 98, Dallas 87 L.A. Lakers 93, Denver 89 Saturday's Games Philadelphia 98, Atlanta 87 Orlando 85, Indiana 81 L.A. Clippers 107, Washington 81 Cleveland 91, Dallas 88 Detroit 89, New Orleans 87 New York 99, New Jersey 92 Minnesota 100, Houston 91 Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m. Golden State at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Memphis at Boston, 12 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 1 p.m. Monday's Games L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Utah at New York, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Houston at Denver, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 10 p.m. Saturday's College Basketball Scores EAST Alvernia 63, Lebanon Valley 61 American U. 59, Colgate 58 Boston U. 68, Binghamton 53 Brooklyn 73, Richard Stockton 64 Bucknell 81, Army 68 Cabrini 76, Marywood 63 Charlotte 69, Fordham 62 Chestnut Hill 81, Nyack 76 Cornell 68, Dartmouth 59 Delaware Valley 83, Eastern 71 Dickinson 79, Washington (Md.) 74 Dist. of Columbia 91, Queens (NY) 67 Dominican (NY) 70, Sciences (Pa.) 60 Drexel 65, Towson 57 Duquesne 81, Richmond 72 Farmingdale 95, Mount St. Vincent 61 Georgetown 75, South Florida 45 Georgia St. 59, Hofstra 43 Harvard 57, Columbia 52 Hobart 64, Clarkson 54 Iona 85, Manhattan 73 Ithaca 72, St. John Fisher 59 John Jay 95, CCNY 77 Kean 51, Rutgers-Camden 49 LIU 95, CCSU 81 Lafayette 62, Navy 41 Lehigh 75, Holy Cross 51 Lycoming 81, Arcadia 74 Maine 77, UMBC 76, OT Marist 80, Canisius 69 Mass.-Lowell 67, S. New Hampshire 56 Muhlenberg 60, Franklin & Marshall 58 Nazareth 88, Utica 78 Oswego St. 84, Cortland St. 65

Penn 65, Brown 48 Pitt.-Johnstown 115, Bluefield St. 84 Quinnipiac 71, Monmouth (NJ) 48 Robert Morris 67, Mount St. Mary's 62 Rowan 69, College of NJ 64 Rutgers-Newark 83, Montclair St. 71 S. Connecticut 80, St. Rose 71 Sacred Heart 66, Fairleigh Dickinson 57 Saint Joseph's 70, La Salle 66 Scranton 74, Susquehanna 71 St. Francis (NY) 80, Bryant 67 St. Joseph's (LI) 90, Sage 77 Stony Brook 76, Albany (NY) 69 Syracuse 95, St. John's 70 Temple 73, Rhode Island 56 UConn 69, Seton Hall 46 UMass 86, George Washington 75 Union (NY) 77, Vassar 64 Ursinus 67, Gettysburg 59 Vermont 82, Hartford 56 Wagner 72, St. Francis (Pa.) 54 Wilkes 64, Manhattanville 58 William Paterson 58, Ramapo 55 Yale 58, Princeton 54 MIDWEST Akron 77, E. Michigan 47 Aquinas 56, Michigan-Dearborn 44 Ashland 73, Tiffin 68 Beloit 80, Monmouth (Ill.) 76, OT Bemidji St. 93, Minn. Duluth 85 Bowling Green 65, N. Illinois 40 Buffalo 72, Toledo 65 Calvin 77, Kalamazoo 65 Carleton 72, Concordia (Moor.) 64 Carthage 82, Millikin 49 Cincinnati 74, DePaul 66 Davenport 82, Lourdes 63 Detroit 65, Butler 61 Ferris St. 64, Saginaw Valley St. 59 Findlay 85, N. Michigan 76 Grand Valley St. 75, Lake Superior St. 63 Hope 75, Albion 69 Huntington 90, Mount Vernon Nazarene 67 IUPUI 66, IPFW 63 Illinois St. 78, Bradley 48 Indiana 78, Purdue 61 Indiana Tech 70, Cornerstone 67 Indiana-East 83, Alice Lloyd 72 Iowa 77, Penn St. 64 Kansas St. 64, Texas A&M 53 Kent St. 78, W. Michigan 73, OT Lake Erie 75, Ohio Dominican 54 Lake Forest 69, Carroll (Wis.) 57 Lakeland 101, Benedictine (Ill.) 92 Madonna 69, Concordia (Mich.) 66 Marian (Wis.) 66, Dominican (Ill.) 53 Miami (Ohio) 59, Ball St. 53 Milwaukee 81, Green Bay 75 Milwaukee Engineering 54, Wis. Lutheran 53 Minn. St.-Moorhead 67, Mary 66 Minn.-Crookston 88, Northern St. (SD) 73 Missouri St. 57, Drake 39 Morehead St. 56, E. Illinois 55 N. Iowa 65, Creighton 62 N. Kentucky 77, Wis.-Parkside 65 NJIT 73, Chicago St. 64 Northwood (Mich.) 73, Hillsdale 59 Notre Dame 76, Marquette 59 Oakland 74, W. Illinois 70, 2OT Ohio 68, Cent. Michigan 42 Ohio St. 58, Wisconsin 52 Oklahoma Christian 89, Lubbock Christian 74 Olivet 88, Alma 86 Peru St. 73, Culver-Stockton 68 Ripon 78, Knox 62 S. Illinois 53, Evansville 52 SIU-Edwardsville 80, E. Kentucky 74 Saint Louis 58, Dayton 50 St. Cloud St. 75, Upper Iowa 71 St. John's (Minn.) 69, Hamline 67 St. Mary's (Minn.) 54, Macalester 41 St. Norbert 91, Grinnell 82 St. Olaf 74, Bethel (Minn.) 57 St. Scholastica 78, Crown (Minn.) 74 St. Thomas (Minn.) 75, Augsburg 72 Transylvania 56, Rose-Hulman 51 Trine 52, Adrian 50 Valparaiso 63, Wright St. 54 Wayne (Mich.) 60, Michigan Tech 54 Wayne (Neb.) 67, Minn. St.-Mankato 52 Winona St. 95, Concordia (St.P.) 45 Wis.-Platteville 70, Wis.-Stout 60 Wis.-River Falls 63, Wis.-Eau Claire 41 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 76, Wis.-La Crosse 60 Wis.-Superior 64, Wis.-Oshkosh 51 SOUTH Alcorn St. 57, Jackson St. 46 Asbury 74, St. Louis Pharmacy 47 Belmont Abbey 83, Mount Olive 77 Bethune-Cookman 92, NC A&T 79 Centre 68, Sewanee 53 Christian Brothers 62, Valdosta St. 50 Cincinnati Christian 81, Berea 67 Coastal Carolina 71, Charleston Southern 58 Coll. of Charleston 74, Appalachian St. 62 Coppin St. 88, Morgan St. 86 Cumberland (Tenn.) 94, FreedHardeman 78 Cumberlands 77, Lindsey Wilson 76 Davidson 88, Chattanooga 61 Delaware 85, James Madison 80 Delaware St. 67, Norfolk St. 50 ETSU 64, Kennesaw St. 59 East Carolina 82, Rice 68 Elon 71, The Citadel 66 FIU 76, FAU 56 Florida 73, Vanderbilt 65 Florida Gulf Coast 65, Jacksonville 55 Florida St. 58, Virginia 55 Furman 93, UNC Greensboro 85 George Mason 54, Old Dominion 50 Georgetown (Ky.) 94, Virginia-Wise 60 Georgia College 56, Ga. Southwestern 52 Georgia Southern 68, W. Carolina 65 Georgia Tech 51, Boston College 47 Hampden-Sydney 107, Emory & Henry 68 High Point 81, Gardner-Webb 77, OT Kentucky 86, South Carolina 52 Kentucky Christian 91, Free Will Baptist 81 Kentucky St. 76, Miles 72 King (Tenn.) 75, St. Andrews 64 LSU 71, Arkansas 65 Lees-McRae 73, Young Harris 66 Lincoln Memorial 98, Catawba 71 Louisville 78, Rutgers 66 Loyola NO 85, Spring Hill 81 Lynchburg 66, Bridgewater (Va.) 62 MVSU 70, Alabama St. 58 Martin Methodist 74, Union (Tenn.) 70, OT Maryville (Tenn.) 99, Huntingdon 88 Md.-Eastern Shore 78, Howard 65 Memphis 72, Xavier 68 Mercer 61, SC-Upstate 47 Milligan 77, Bryan 71 Mississippi St. 91, Auburn 88 Mobile 59, William Carey 54 Murray St. 65, UT-Martin 58 NC Central 78, Florida A&M 61 NC State 87, Wake Forest 76 Nicholls St. 96, Texas St. 75 North Carolina 83, Maryland 74 North Florida 99, Stetson 96 Northwestern St. 82, Texas A&M-CC

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SPORTS ON TV TODAY GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, final round, at Doha, Qatar (same-day tape) 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, final round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, final round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Michigan at Michigan St. 2 p.m. ESPN — Villanova at Pittsburgh NFL FOOTBALL 6 p.m. NBC — Super Bowl XLVI, N.Y. Giants vs. New England, at Indianapolis NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBCSP — Boston at Washington SOCCER 10:30 a.m. FOX — Premier League, Manchester United at Chelsea WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon FSN — UTEP at Rice 2 p.m. FSN — Missouri at Texas Tech 4 p.m. FSN — Washington at Southern Cal

MONDAY MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — UConn at Louisville 9 p.m. ESPN — Texas at Texas A&M NHL 8 p.m. NBCSN — Detroit at Phoenix SOCCER 2:55 p.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Tottenham at Liverpool WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — North Carolina at Duke 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Oklahoma at Baylor 68 Presbyterian 69, Campbell 67 Randolph 64, E. Mennonite 47 Sam Houston St. 57, SE Louisiana 55 Samford 66, Wofford 61, OT Savannah St. 73, SC State 60 Southern U. 57, Grambling St. 53 Spalding 82, Principia 52 St. Augustine's 82, Flagler 50 Tennessee 73, Georgia 62 Tennessee Tech 76, Jacksonville St. 68 Thomas More 73, Thiel 63 Trevecca Nazarene 78, Blue Mountain 51 Tulane 75, Houston 54 Tusculum 66, Brevard 50 UNC Asheville 65, Liberty 51 UNC Wilmington 81, William & Mary 68 VCU 59, Northeastern 56 VMI 86, Winthrop 79 Va. Wesleyan 98, Roanoke 83 Virginia Tech 67, Clemson 65 W. Kentucky 75, South Alabama 66 Wingate 78, Carson-Newman 64 SOUTHWEST Baylor 64, Oklahoma St. 60 Iowa St. 77, Oklahoma 70 Lamar 80, UTSA 66 Texas 74, Texas Tech 57 Texas-Arlington 69, Cent. Arkansas 61 Texas-Pan American 70, North Dakota 58 Tulsa 79, Marshall 70 UALR 70, Louisiana-Monroe 66 UCF 59, SMU 52 Utah Valley 68, Houston Baptist 66 FAR WEST Arizona 56, Stanford 43 California 68, Arizona St. 47 Colorado St. 67, Air Force 49 Denver 75, Middle Tennessee 60 New Mexico 65, Boise St. 49 Oregon St. 76, Utah 58 San Diego 70, Santa Clara 65 UCLA 63, Washington St. 60 Weber St. 93, N. Colorado 81 Wyoming 68, UNLV 66 Saturday’s Scores Boys Basketball Ada 64, Kenton 61 Anna 54, W. Liberty-Salem 41 Antwerp 53, Montpelier 35 Arlington 76, Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 50 Batavia Amelia 51, Batavia Clermont NE 41 Beverly Ft. Frye 75, Waterford 33 Chillicothe Huntington 62, Washington C.H. Miami Trace 49 Cle. VASJ 72, Garfield Hts. Trinity 44 Coldwater 57, Covington 36 Cols. Centennial 69, Cols. Wellington 61 Cols. Northland 79, Lakewood St. Edward 69 Columbus Grove 52, Continental 44 Delphos St. John’s 58, Van Wert Lincolnview 32 Fairfield Christian 76, Madison Christian 43 Findlay Liberty-Benton 53, Wapakoneta 33 Germantown Valley View 54, New Lebanon Dixie 41 Granville Christian 54, Powell Village Academy 33 Hilliard Davidson 71, Shekinah Christian 45 Houston 49, Ansonia 35 Lewis Center Olentangy 63, Dublin Jerome 49 Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 54, Cols. St. Charles 39 Marion Cath. 67, Bettsville 51 Milford Center Fairbanks 71, Danville 46 Miller City 53, McComb 44 New Knoxville 59, Lima Temple Christian 48 Norwalk 66, Sandusky 65 Reynoldsburg 58, Cols. MarionFranklin 53 Shelby 70, Tiffin Columbian 48 Tree of Life 59, Delaware Christian 57 Van Wert 59, Bluffton 44 W. Carrollton 80, Sidney 30 Willard 75, Bellevue 71, OT Saturday’s Scores Girls Basketball Anna 70, Botkins 35 Arcadia 65, Bloomdale Elmwood 51 Beavercreek 54, Springfield 28 Bellbrook 70, Monroe 25 Bellefontaine 42, Riverside Stebbins

39 Bradford 44, DeGraff Riverside 34 Carlisle 49, New Lebanon Dixie 37 Casstown Miami E. 55, Versailles 36 Castalia Margaretta 68, Huron 35 Cin. Anderson 52, Kings Mills Kings 39 Cin. Colerain 60, Middletown 27 Cin. Country Day 52, Cin. Summit Country Day 49 Cin. Indian Hill 51, Reading 29 Cin. Princeton 64, Fairfield 39 Cin. Seven Hills 49, Cin. Hills Christian Academy 43 Cin. Winton Woods 51, Trenton Edgewood 32 Circleville Logan Elm 45, Circleville 35 Cols. Ready 37, Cols. Hartley 34 Continental 44, Paulding 30 Covington 38, New Bremen 34 Crown City S. Gallia 52, Willow Wood Symmes Valley 35 Dalton 46, Massillon Tuslaw 36 Day. Miami Valley 51, Yellow Springs 14 Day. Stivers 46, Lewisburg Tri-County N. 41 Day. Temple Christian 48, Day. Ponitz Tech. 41 Delta 56, Pioneer N. Central 40 Detroit Country Day, Mich. 63, Day. Carroll 48 Doylestown Chippewa 42, Hartville Lake Center Christian 24 Edgerton 50, Edon 43 Ft. Loramie 40, Russia 29 Ft. Recovery 47, Union City Mississinawa Valley 36 Galion 50, Lucas 40 Geneva 41, Willoughby S. 35 Germantown Valley View 53, Brookville 44 Granville Christian 30, Powell Village Academy 19 Greenfield McClain 47, London Madison Plains 43 Hamilton Badin 57, Cin. Hughes 42 Holgate 73, McComb 37 Houston 51, Sidney Fairlawn 23 Jamestown Greeneview 71, Spring. NE 32 Jefferson Area 47, Brookfield 29 Johnstown-Monroe 55, Loudonville 39 Kettering Fairmont 68, Huber Hts. Wayne 43 Mason 53, Cin. Oak Hills 25 McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 58, Shekinah Christian 37 Middletown Madison 63, Waynesville 42 Milford 53, Loveland 38 Miller City 59, Haviland Wayne Trace 47 Milton-Union 49, Day. Northridge 32 Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 50, Ontario 49, OT N. Robinson Col. Crawford 53, Bucyrus Wynford 44 New Carlisle Tecumseh 67, Spring. Shawnee 35 New Knoxville 45, Sidney Lehman 38 New Madison Tri-Village 77, Ansonia 26 Newark Licking Valley 47, Hebron Lakewood 18 Newton Falls 44, New Middletown Spring. 41 Norwood 49, Cin. NW 33 Ottoville 57, Leipsic 45 Oxford Talawanda 44, Harrison 22 Pandora-Gilboa 41, Kalida 36 Parma 42, Garfield Hts. 32 Pataskala Licking Hts. 61, Millersport 26 Perrysburg 48, Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 27 Piqua 52, Sidney 46 Portsmouth 46, Logan 39 Proctorville Fairland 74, Oak Hill 60 S. Charleston SE 52, Cedarville 44 Sandusky Perkins 51, Port Clinton 32 Sandusky St. Mary 57, Milan Edison 54 Smithville 46, Navarre Fairless 32 Spring. Greenon 45, Spring. NW 22 Sycamore Mohawk 48, Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 39 Tipp City Tippecanoe 72, Spring. Kenton Ridge 67 Tol. Start 52, Marion Harding 24 Trotwood-Madison 50, Greenville 38 Upper Sandusky 61, New Washington Buckeye Cent. 51 Urbana 70, St. Paris Graham 58 Utica 45, Johnstown Northridge 26 Vandalia Butler 40, Troy 24 W. Chester Lakota W. 47, Hamilton

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HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 49 32 12 5 69136100 Philadelphia 51 30 15 6 66171151 Pittsburgh 52 30 18 4 64159133 New Jersey 51 29 19 3 61144146 N.Y. Islanders 51 21 22 8 50125150 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 50 32 16 2 66176110 Boston Ottawa 55 27 21 7 61161171 52 27 19 6 60161152 Toronto Buffalo 52 22 24 6 50126154 52 19 24 9 47134145 Montreal Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 51 24 16 11 59131145 Washington 51 27 20 4 58144145 Winnipeg 53 24 23 6 54129147 Tampa Bay 51 23 23 5 51147173 Carolina 54 20 25 9 49137165 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 52 35 16 1 71167121 53 32 17 4 68149136 Nashville St. Louis 51 30 14 7 67126105 53 29 17 7 65169158 Chicago Columbus 52 14 32 6 34120174 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 52 32 15 5 69167130 Minnesota 51 25 19 7 57120131 54 26 25 3 55135151 Colorado Calgary 52 24 22 6 54124141 Edmonton 51 20 26 5 45133148 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 50 29 15 6 64145117 Los Angeles 53 25 18 10 60115116 Dallas 50 26 22 2 54134143 52 23 21 8 54136141 Phoenix Anaheim 51 19 24 8 46132154 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday's Games N.Y. Islanders 2, Ottawa 1, OT Florida 2, Winnipeg 1 St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 0 Calgary 3, Chicago 1 Columbus 3, Anaheim 2, OT Saturday's Games Vancouver 3, Colorado 2, SO Buffalo 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO Pittsburgh 2, Boston 1 New Jersey 6, Philadelphia 4 Washington 3, Montreal 0 Toronto 5, Ottawa 0 Carolina 2, Los Angeles 1 Tampa Bay 6, Florida 3 Nashville 3, St. Louis 1 Phoenix 5, San Jose 3 Minnesota at Dallas, 8 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Boston at Washington, 12:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 1 p.m. Winnipeg at Montreal, 2 p.m. Monday's Games Edmonton at Toronto, 7 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

GOLF Waste Management Phoenix Open Scores Saturday At TPC Scottsdale Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $6.1 million Yardage: 7,216; Par: 71 Third Round Spencer Levin...............65-63-68—196 Webb Simpson .............65-69-68—202 Bubba Watson ..............66-70-67—203 John Huh.......................68-66-69—203 Chris Stroud..................68-70-66—204 Jason Dufner ................64-72-68—204 Greg Chalmers.............68-69-67—204 Ben Crane.....................69-67-68—204 Kyle Stanley ..................69-66-69—204 John Rollins ..................70-70-65—205 Phil Mickelson...............68-70-67—205 Matt Jones ....................67-72-67—206 Marc Leishman.............70-68-68—206 Jeff Maggert..................70-68-68—206 Trevor Immelman..........67-70-69—206 Bill Haas........................69-68-69—206 D.J.Trahan.....................72-70-64—206 Harrison Frazar.............66-67-73—206 Martin Flores.................71-68-68—207 Seung-Yul Noh..............67-72-68—207 Harris English ...............70-69-68—207 Bo Van Pelt....................65-71-71—207 Kevin Na........................66-73-69—208 Scott Piercy...................68-70-70—208 Jarrod Lyle ....................66-72-70—208 James Driscoll ..............67-70-71—208 Charles Howell III .........69-68-71—208 Josh Teater....................68-69-71—208 Derek Lamely ...............66-70-72—208 Pat Perez.......................69-73-66—208 Carl Pettersson.............70-69-70—209 Rod Pampling ...............67-71-71—209 Brendan Steele.............71-69-69—209 Rickie Fowler.................69-69-71—209 Keegan Bradley ............68-70-71—209 Bill Lunde ......................67-73-69—209 Sunghoon Kang ...........67-73-69—209 Matt Kuchar...................69-68-72—209 Bryce Molder ................70-69-71—210 Jeff Quinney..................69-71-70—210 Robert Allenby..............71-69-70—210 Chris Couch..................70-68-72—210 Johnson Wagner ..........68-69-73—210 Bud Cauley ...................72-67-72—211 Cameron Beckman ......69-69-73—211 George McNeill.............71-70-70—211 David Hearn..................69-69-73—211 Ian Poulter.....................72-69-70—211 Billy Mayfair...................68-73-70—211 Heath Slocum...............73-69-69—211 J.J. Killeen .....................70-70-72—212 Dustin Johnson.............68-70-74—212 Graham DeLaet............71-69-72—212 Ricky Barnes ................71-70-71—212 Ken Duke ......................69-72-71—212 Gary Woodland.............71-71-70—212 Ryan Palmer .................64-72-76—212 Sean O'Hair ..................74-68-70—212 D.A. Points.....................69-73-70—212 Blake Adams ................69-70-74—213 Aaron Baddeley............72-67-74—213 Mark Wilson..................70-69-74—213 Ted Potter, Jr. ................71-69-73—213 Camilo Villegas.............71-67-75—213 J.B. Holmes...................71-70-72—213 Kevin Sutherland ..........71-70-72—213 Kevin Kisner..................69-71-74—214 Brandt Snedeker ..........71-70-73—214 John Merrick .................69-73-72—214 Chez Reavie .................66-76-72—214 Kenny Perry ..................70-72-72—214

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Irving wins it again Cavs top Mavs CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Kyrie Irving made a driving layup in traffic with 15.8 seconds left to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a 91-88 win over the defending NBA Dallas champion Mavericks on Saturday night, Irving, who is showing a knack for last-second drama in his first season, finished with 20 points and Anderson Varejao added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Cavs. After Irving’s second game-winning layup in a week, Jason Terry missed an off-balance 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left for Dallas. After a replay review gave the Mavericks a final chance, Brandan Wright missed a desperation shot at the horn. The Mavericks didn’t score a field goal in the final 4:13. Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points and passed Elgin Baylor for 22nd place on the NBA’s scoring list. Before hitting his late layup, Irving made a similar one after Varejao’s seventh offensive rebound with 2:36 left to give the Cavs an 87-86 lead. The Mavericks, who were so efficient on the way to their title last season, seemed lost on offense in the closing minutes. Terry missed with 2:14 to go and he made a bad pass in the lane to a cutting Nowitzki, who then had his own miss with one minute left.

■ Golf

Levin builds big lead SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Spencer Levin passed on Phoenix Open title sponsor Waste Management’s green-out, wearing a simple blackand-white outfit. He didn’t exactly soften his carbon footprint, either, leaving a trail of cigarette smoke and butts in his wake as he increased his big lead at TPC Scottsdale. “You mean guys in the crowd?” he asked when questioned about fans giving him grief for smoking on the course. “Oh, yeah, (they get on me) every time, but I enjoy it (smoking),” Levin said. “They were asking to bum them from me, too.” He has lit up the Stadium Course so far, too, stringing together rounds of 65, 63 and 68 to open a six-stroke lead in pursuit of a breakthrough PGA Tour victory. He wasn’t quite as sharp with his belly putter as he was the first two days, but remained firmly in control in front of the largest crowd in tournament history, a noisy gathering of 173,210 in perfect conditions. “It was fun for sure, but I was trying to focus, too,” Levin said about the huge crowd and party atmosphere. “You don’t get that too often, all those people cheering.” Levin, five strokes ahead after the completion of the second round Saturday morning, had four birdies and a bogey in the third round to reach 17 under.


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Advertisers hope to generate buzz after game NEW YORK (AP) — Companies hope you’ll be gabbing about their Super Bowl ads on Monday morning. But the ultimate score is if those conversations continue throughout the year. The Super Bowl is an advertiser’s biggest stage (more than 111 million fans are expected to tune in this year). It’s also an advertiser’s biggest gamble (a 30-second spot costs $3.5 million). Marketers are willing to take the risk, though: A successful ad can generate buzz well after the game for the companies, products and people who star in them. “If you do it well, it has the opportunity to set your straight or company change the direction of your company,” says Allen Adamson, a managing director at brand consulting firm Landor Associates. “You’ll never get all those people in one room again until next year.” Here are three of the most talked-about ads from last year’s Super Bowl and what happened to the companies that created them: May the force be with you Volkswagen’s ad last year had everything to grab your attention: a cute, little boy, a retro theme, a funny plot. The German automaker charmed millions of viewers with a “Star Wars” themed ad for its redesigned 2012 Passat sedan. The commercial shows a young boy in a Darth Vader costume trying unsuccessfully to use “The Force” on a doll, washer machine and even his pet dog. Finally, he thinks he’s done so when his dad uses a remote to start the Passat. The boy is shocked.

AP PHOTO/VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA INC.

This advertisement provided by Volkswagen of America Inc., shows a creature and friends at the bar of the Cantina, to air during Super Bowl XLVI, Sunday. Volkswagen charmed millions of viewers last year with a “Star Wars” themed ad introducing its redesigned 2012 Passat sedan that showed a little boy in a Darth Vader costume trying to use “The Force” on different objects. Volkswagen took a gamble by releasing the spot before the game something most advertisers didn’t do last year. But the move paid off: the ad quickly became a viral hit on videosharing website YouTube, with 49.4 million views since. And it came in No. 3 on USA Today’s Ad Meter, which ranks Super Bowl commercials. (The top two ads, tied for first, was a Bud Light ad showing dogs catering a party and a Doritos spot featuring a pug that knocks down a man who taunts him with the chips.) The ad also helped tout the new sedan. The Passat went on sale in the summer and has been a popular seller for Volkswagen in the U.S. In December, for example, volume sales of the sedan more than doubled to nearly 23,000 for the year.

AP PHOTO/VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, FILE

In this file screen shot provided by Volkswagen of America, a child actor portraying Darth Vader, uses the Force on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat, in a 2011 Super Bowl ad. And the 6-year-old boy game, only this time with in the ad, Max Page, an ad for its Volkswagen became a celebrity. After Beetle. The carmaker has the ad aired, Max, who was released a “teaser spot” for also part of the cast of “The its commercial that shows Young and the Restless” dogs dressed as Star Wars soap opera, appeared on characters barking “The NBC’s “Today” show and Imperial March.” It has already gotten 10 million MSNBC. For its part, Volkswagen views on YouTube. Then, on Wednesday, the is revisiting its Star Wars motif during Sunday’s company released online a

have started Facebook groups using the tagline. Larry Callahan’s Selected of God choir, the Detroit group that co-stars in the ad, also gained popularity. The choir has since created a music video for the song, and it’s been viewed nearly 390,000 times since the end of July. It’s also available on iTunes. And a new full length CD is due out in March. But it seems the ad did more for the city of Detroit than Chrysler. After the ad hit in February, the number of 200s sold jumped four-fold from the previous month to more than 3,000. But overall, only about 87,000 were sold last year. By comparison, the top-selling car in America, the Toyota Camry, sold more than 300,000. This year, Chrysler has one 60-second Super Bowl spot. It hasn’t released any details about the ad, but it’s not expected to be as big of a hit. Generating buzz during the Super Bowl isn’t always a good thing. Groupon learned that the hard way. For its first Super Bowl ad, daily deals site Groupon hired a Miami ad firm known for its funny and quirky ads. The agency, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, created fake public service that announcements showed celebrities who seemingly were discussing social issues, but instead are really talking about Groupon deals. Groupon later said it had trusted its advertising agency too much. It would up pulling the ads a week after the Super Bowl This year, Groupon is sitting out the Super Bowl.

75-second version of the 60second Super Bowl ad that shows a dog losing weight so he can chase after a Beetle. Then it cuts away to show aliens in the Cantina from “Star Wars” discussing the ads. Volkswagen’s thinking: why depart from a proven formula? Imported from Detroit While many Super Bowl ads use humor, kids or animals to tug at the heartstrings, Chrysler took an altogether different approach with its cinematic “Imported from Detroit” spot to roll out its 200 sedan. Set to a pulsating beat from Eminem’s “Lose Yourself ” song, the ad shows gritty footage of the hip-hop star driving the 200 through the streets of Detroit, past city landmarks, historic homes and of course, people. The ad ended with Eminem on stage in front of a humming choir with the message: “This is the Motor City, and this is what we do.” The ad, which paid homage to Detroit’s automotive history, resonated with people immediately. It tied for the third most popular Super Bowl in a ranking by Michigan State University. (The Volkswagen ads, the one starring the miniDarth Vader and another with an animated Beetle got the top spots.) Since then, the Chrysler ad has been viewed 14 million times on YouTube. The “Imported from Detroit” slogan caught on, too. The term has become popular among Detroiters. It has been plastered on Tshirts and hats, helping Chrysler’s online store sales to more than double. And about a dozen people

LOCAL LEDGER

Facebook users get more than they give

Sadler named new director

NEW YORK (AP) — The goody-two-shoes among us say it’s better to give than to receive. That’s not true for the average Facebook user, though. A new study out Friday found that the average user of the world’s biggest online social network gets more than they give. That means more messages, more “likes” and more comments. Yes, even more “pokes.” Behind all that is Facebook’s relatively small group of “power users,” who do more than their share of tagging, liking and uploading. The report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project comes two days

rience with students in first through seventh grades. She is married to TIPP CITY — Janine Maurice Sadler, principal Sadler of Troy has been of Heywood Elementary named the new director in Troy, and has two chilof Child Care Choices, dren, Elijah and Macie. effective Jan. 23. Child Care Choices is She is replacing a non-profit resource and Elizabeth Russ, who referral agency. They proretired after 24 years of vide referrals to parents service. Sadler has a bachelor’s needing child care and offer trainings to child of science degree in elecare providers as well as mentary education from parents. Child Care Ohio University and a master’s of arts degree in Choices offers meal reimbursements and provides curriculum and instruction from California State Story Lady visits to child care providers. University San Their new hours are 9 Bernardino. She has teaching expe- a.m. to 2 p.m.

after Facebook filed for a $5 billion initial public offering of stock that could eventually value the company at $100 billion. Key to that mammoth valuation will be Facebook’s ability to convince advertisers they can make money from the billons of connections and interactions that people partake in on its website and beyond. Though Pew’s findings don’t address the commercial side of people’s activities, they shed important light on how people use the site and what they get out of it. The study is the product of Pew’s analysis of Facebook users’ activities in November 2010. It consist-

that the average user is more “liked” than they click “like” on other’s posts. They receive more friend requests than they send. On average, 63 percent of Facebook users studied received friend requests in the survey month while only 40 percent made a friend request. The result? It feels good to be on Facebook. It might even feel better than life off Facebook. After all, there’s no dislike button, and friends are unlikely to post harsh comments on your page. Instead, people you might not have seen in years bombard you with positive affirmations day after day, year after year.

ed of data that Facebook provided to Pew after 269 users gave their permission. Those users were identified through a random telephone survey about broader Internet issues. The researchers found that about 20 percent to 30 percent of Facebook users fell into the “power user” category, though they tended to specialize in different types of activities on Facebook. Some of them sent a lot of friend requests, while others tagged more photos than the average user. Only 5 percent were power users in every activity that Pew logged. The way this plays out is

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Stock Footnotes: g = Dividends and earnings in Canadian dollars. h = Does not meet continued-listing standards. lf = Late filing with SEC. n = New in past 52 weeks. pf = Preferred. rs = Stock has undergone a reverse stock split of at least 50 percent within the past year. rt = Right to buy security at a specified price. s = Stock has split by at least 20 percent within the last year. un = Units. vj = In bankruptcy or receivership. wd = When distributed. wi = When issued. wt = Warrants. Mutual Fund Footnotes: b = Fee covering market costs is paid from fund assets. d = Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. f = front load (sales charges). m = Multiple fees are charged. NA = not available. p = previous day’s net asset value. s = fund split shares during the week. x = fund paid a distribution during the week.Gainers and Losers must be worth at least $2 to be listed in tables at left. Most Actives must be worth at least $1. Volume in hundreds of shares. Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial.

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NAV 11.10 33.82 123.22 72.60 50.48 124.02 31.62 17.30 33.83 34.66 29.00 111.19 29.62 32.25 69.02 13.88 53.98 30.90 44.87 9.81

Total Return/Rank 4-wk 12-mo 5-year +2.5 +6.8/D +8.6/A +6.5 +5.0/B +1.2/B +5.5 +5.1/B +0.7/B +6.1 +4.8/B +3.6/B +1.9 +4.4/A +1.1/C +5.5 +5.1/B +0.7/B +7.9 +1.3/D +0.9/D +2.4 +6.4/A +2.0/C +6.5 +5.1/A +1.3/B +5.9 -2.2/C +0.2/B +5.3 +1.8/D +0.1/C +6.9 -0.8/D -2.9/D +2.9 +8.3/A +0.5/B +7.2 -9.9/D -2.0/A +7.8 -6.2/E -2.2/E +7.0 -0.5/D -3.0/E +10.4 +2.5/C +1.0/D +8.1 +1.5/D +3.7/B +9.8 -6.4/E -2.1/D +4.7 +1.6/E +5.1/D

Pct Min Init Load Invt NL 1,000,000 NL 3,000 NL 5,000,000 NL 2,500 5.75 250 NL 10,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 10,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 NL 2,500 NL 2,500 5.75 500 5.75 500 NL 2,500 NL 2,500 4.00 2,500

CA -Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Large Value, IH -World Allocation, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, MB -Mid-Cap Blend, MV Mid-Cap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar.


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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................42 at 4:03 p.m. Low Yesterday............................37 at 10:52 a.m. Normal High .....................................................36 Normal Low ......................................................21 Record High ........................................66 in 1890 Record Low..........................................-9 in 1912

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m..............................0.08 Month to date ................................................0.14 Normal month to date ...................................0.33 Year to date ...................................................4.87 Normal year to date ......................................3.15 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2012. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; critics accused Roosevelt of attempting to “pack” the nation’s highest court. (The proposal failed in Congress.) On this date: In 1922, the first edition of Reader’s Digest was published.

In 1940, Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded “Tuxedo Junction” for RCA Victor’s Bluebird label. In 1958, Gamal Abdel Nasser was formally nominated to become the first president of the new United Arab Republic (a union of Syria and Egypt). In 1971, Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell stepped onto the surface of the moon in the first of two lunar excursions.

In 1989, the Soviet Union announced that all but a small rear-guard contingent of its troops had left Afghanistan. Ten years ago: A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., indicted John Walker Lindh on 10 charges, alleging he was trained by Osama bin Laden’s network and then conspired with the Taliban to kill Americans. (Lindh later pleaded guilty to lesser offenses and was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.)

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New England Patriots

New York Giants PAST SUPER BOWL RESULTS

New Troy football coach Scot Brewer is predicitng the New England Patriots will win the Super Bowl.

They’re taking the Giants County coaches offer takes on the Super Bowl

Staff file photos by: Anthony Weber

New York — I don’t really have a reason why. It’s kind of interesting, you have the (New York tight end Jake) Ballard kid who played at Springboro and obviously the Matt Light kid from Greenville who plays for the Patriots — I think maybe some local people will be able to relate. Plus, I think (New York Giants coach Tom) Coughlin gets thrown under the bus a lot. It seems like every time they want to get rid of

him, he comes up with some big wins.” Max Current (Miami East): “I’m going with the Patriots because of my boy Matt Light (Current was an assistant coach at Greenville High School when Light played for the Green Wave in the early 1990s). How many other coaches in Miami County can say they’ve coached a Super Bowl champion? I can’t pick against Light and the Patriots.” Bret Pearce (MiltonUnion): “I’m picking the G-Men. I think their pass rush is the biggest difference between the two teams. I think they’ve both got quarterbacks who are playing pretty well and they’ve both got a lot of weapons on offense, but the Giants’ defensive line will be the difference in the game.” Dave Miller (Covington): I’m going to go with the Giants. I just think their defense is outstanding. I know the Patriots’ defense has been under attack all season. I think the Patriots’ offense is phenomenal, but I think the Giants have just been playing really well on defense and will be able to handle them.” Brad Clendening (Bethel): “New England. They’ve all been there before. They all know what they are doing.” Curtis Enis (Bradford): “The Patriots — because they have Matt Light. When I was a junior at Penn State, he was a freshman at Purdue. We don’t have any direct contact on a daily basis or anything like that, but we’ve had some contact through his camps and his foundation and things like that. I absolutely support the Darke County guy.” Caleb Brown (Troy Christian): “My rooting interest is usually the Packers, so this year I don’t really have a dog in the fight, but I’ll pick the Giants.”

its choice of wearing its colored or white jersey. • OVERTIME: At the end of regulation playing time, the referee will immediately toss a coin at the center of the field, according to rules pertaining to the usual pre-game toss. The captain of NFC team (the visiting team) will call the toss. Following a three-minute intermission after the end of the regular game, play will continue by 15-minute periods with a two-minute intermission between each such overtime period with no halftime intermission. The teams will change goals between each period, there will be a two-minute warn-

ing at the end of each period. Both teams must have the opportunity to possess the ball once during the extra period, unless the team that receives the opening kickoff scores a touchdown on its initial possession, in which case it is the winner. If the team that possesses the ball first scores a field goal on its initial possession, the other team shall have the opportunity to possess the ball. If (that team) scores a touchdown on its possession, it is the winner. If the score is tied after (both teams have a) possession, the team next scoring by any method shall be the winner.

BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor fong@tdnpublishing.com Miami County’s football experts have made their Super Bowl picks — which could be bad news for the New York Giants. By a slim 5-4 margin, Miami County’s high school football coaches have predicted the Giants will defeat the Patriots in today’s Super Bowl. Historically speaking, that could be a huge problem for the Giants. In three of the last four years, Miami County football coaches were asked to predict a Super Bowl winner — and have gone a combined 5-17 in their selections. One of those years — 2008 — Miami County coaches went 0-6, with every coach picking the Patriots to knock off the Giants. Last year, Miami County’s coaches went a combined 2-7 — with all but two picking the Pittsburgh Steelers to defeat the Green Bay Packers. There is, however, a possible bright spot for Giants’ fans. In the three years this exercise has been conducted, only one county coach — Tippecanoe’s Charlie Burgbacher — has a winning record, having been one of the two coaches to pick the Packers last year and one of only three coaches to pick the Saints to beat the Colts in 2010. With that being said, here’s how Miami County high school football coaches see this year’s Super Bowl playing out: Scot Brewer (Troy): “I am going to have to go with the Patriots. I think (Patriots quarterback) Tom Brady is hungry after what happened last time, and so is (Patriots coach) Bill Belichick. I think their offensive line will find a way to protect Brady. Basically, I’m picking the

Tippecanoe football coach Charlie Burgbacher (top) is picking the New York Giants to win the Super Bowl, while Miami East coach Max Current (bottom) is going with the New England Patriots. coach and the quarterback. I know the Giants are hot right now, but I think the Patriots will find a way to get it done.” Bill Nees (Piqua): “I’m going to go with the Giants. They are probably playing as well as anyone right now. They were able to overcome some stuff in the middle of the year and are on a heck of a streak right now.” Charlie Burgbacher (Tippecanoe): “I kind of favor

SUPER BOWL FACTS AND FIGURES • AT STAKE: National Football League Championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. • PARTICIPANTS: New England Patriots (AFC) and New York Giants. This the seventh appearance for the Patriots (3-3) and the fifth appearance for the Giants (3-1). • SITE: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. This is the first Super Bowl played in Indianapolis. • SEATING CAPACITY: 63,000 • DATE: Feb. 5, 2012. • KICKOFF: 6:30 p.m. EST. • NETWORK COVERAGE: By NBC-TV to more than 200 stations

throughout the United States. Westwood One Radio to 600 stations within the United States. The Armed Forces Television will also provide broadcast to 175 countries throughout the world. The game will be distributed internationally by the NFL and NFL International to more than 185 countries and broadcast in 30 different languages. • PLAYERS SHARE: Winners: $88,000 per man. Losers: $44,000 per man. • PLAYER UNIFORMS: New England will be the home team and has

2011— Green Bay (NFC) 31, Pittsburgh (AFC) 25 2010 — New Orleans (NFC) 31, Indianapolis (AFC) 17 2009 — Pittsburgh (AFC) 27, Arizona (NFC) 23 2008 — N.Y. Giants (NFC) 17, New England (AFC) 14 2007 — Indianapolis (AFC) 29, Chicago (NFC) 17 2006 — Pittsburgh (AFC) 21, Seattle (NFC) 10 2005 — New England (AFC) 24, Philadelphia (NFC) 21 2004 — New England (AFC) 32, Carolina (NFC) 29 2003 — Tampa Bay (NFC) 48, Oakland (AFC) 21 2002 — New England (AFC) 20, St. Louis (NFC) 17 2001 — Baltimore Ravens (AFC) 34, N.Y. Giants (NFC) 7 2000 — St. Louis (NFC) 23, Tennessee (AFC) 16 1999 — Denver (AFC) 34, Atlanta (NFC) 19 1998 — Denver (AFC) 31, Green Bay (NFC) 24 1997 — Green Bay (NFC) 35, New England (AFC) 21 1996 — Dallas (NFC) 27, Pittsburgh (AFC) 17 1995 — San Francisco (NFC) 49, San Diego (AFC) 26 1994 — Dallas (NFC) 30, Buffalo (AFC) 13 1993 — Dallas (NFC) 52, Buffalo (AFC) 17 1992 — Washington (NFC) 37, Buffalo (AFC) 24 1991 — N.Y. Giants (NFC) 20, Buffalo (AFC) 19 1990 — San Francisco (NFC) 55, Denver (AFC) 10 1989 — San Francisco (NFC) 20, Cincinnati (AFC) 16 1988 — Washington (NFC) 42, Denver (AFC) 10 1987 — N.Y. Giants (NFC) 39, Denver (AFC) 20 1986 — Chicago (NFC) 46, New England (AFC) 10 1985 — San Francisco (NFC) 38, Miami (AFC) 16 1984 — L.A. Raiders (AFC) 38, Washington (NFC) 9 1983 — Washington (NFC) 27, Miami (AFC) 17 1982 — San Francisco (NFC) 26, Cincinnati (AFC) 21 1981 — Oakland (AFC) 27, Philadelphia (NFC) 10 1980 — Pittsburgh (AFC) 31, L.A. Rams (NFC) 19 1979 — Pittsburgh (AFC) 35, Dallas (NFC) 31 1978 — Dallas (NFC) 27, Denver (AFC) 10 1977 — Oakland (AFC) 32, Minnesota (NFC) 14 1976 — Pittsburgh (AFC) 21, Dallas (NFC) 17 1975 — Pittsburgh (AFC) 16, Minnesota (NFC) 6 1974 — Miami (AFC) 24, Minnesota (NFC) 7 1973 — Miami (AFC) 14, Washington (NFC) 7 1972 — Dallas (NFC) 24, Miami (AFC) 3 1971 — Baltimore Colts (AFC) 16, Dallas (NFC) 13 1970 — Kansas City (AFL) 23, Minnesota (NFL) 7 1969 — N.Y. Jets (AFL) 16, Baltimore Colts (NFL) 7 1968 — Green Bay (NFL) 33, Oakland (AFL) 14 1967 — Green Bay (NFL) 35, Kansas City (AFL) 10

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NATURAL WANDERS

It’s time to start making those spring plans Hooray! We’ve passed the hump and spring is on the way! Depending on whether you believe the groundhog or calendar, we’re down to just six more weeks of winter — give or take a few days. Of course it might also depend on what criteria you use to define winter, weather or astronomy. By the almanac winter will end and spring begins on March 20, with the passing of the vernal equinox. Incidentally, this year’s spring equinox is the event’s earliest date in 116 years. On the other hand, if you’re of the mind that an Ohio winter consists of three months of icicles along the eaves, howling winds, bitter cold, and a landscape ideal for good sledding, you can probably make a case that winter this time around has so far proven a bust. And your point would be hard to argue against seeing as how temperatures on both the last day of January and the first of February soared to a balmy 60˚F — so unseasonably warm as to be astonishing! I’ve heard reports of outdoor plants that apparently have

And just so you know … in spite of usually being an eager and passionate supporter for winter in all its white glory — I’ve been stood up too long this time around. My enthusiasm has fizzled completely. Spring can’t come soon enough to suit me! Therefore, I’ve been looking ahead and making plans. Jim McGuire Fishing is always high on Troy Daily News Columnist my list of early spring activities. There are several new streams I want to try, and sections of old favorites I also become confused by the odd temperate weather and opened hope to visit. Except for the Stillwater, the remainder are a few blooms. Others, I’m told, all creeks instead of rivers — simply never ceased, and have in been continuous bloom since many of them diminutive enough to rightly be called last fall. While I honestly don’t know brooks. There’s just something what to make of our in absenabout little waters I adore, tia winter, I do remember my especially when the year is grandfather’s sage advice to young, birds are in joyful song, “never count you chickens before they’ve hatched.” There’s and the fecund earth is as still the bulk of February to get green as an Irishman’s dreams. Maybe it’s because my earliest through, plus almost three angling memories are of weeks in March. Then will accompanying Dad as we come the time to tally up and poked along small rural decided whether we can rank streams, exploring pools and this as one of the most unseariffles, feeling the eager tugs of sonably warm winters on rock bass, smallmouth and record.

sunfish in rainbow hues. No fishing since has been more fun. Of course, whenever you start making plans involving streams, you do so at the mercy of weather. Rain is always your nemesis. Lakes are often slower reacting to weather fronts; it takes way more rain to put them out of shape than it does a jump-across pastoral brook. Just as spring wouldn’t be spring without paying homage to certain creeks — certain lakes require equal visitation, because no celebration of the season is complete without sitting down to a few platters of succulent golden-fried bullheads and crappie. Thankfully, excellent bullhead and crappie waters abound. I’ve been fulfilling my panfishing plans by visiting the same lakes for decades. Besides fishing plans, I have plans for gathering messes of dandelion greens and ferreting out at least a few bags of morel mushrooms. To my mind, these are two of the tastiest wild treats of the forager’s year — not to mention a perfect accom-

paniment to those suppers of fresh-caught fish. Spring is also wildflower time — when bright and stunning pastel blooms in every color grace the woodlands and roadside meadows. Who knows how early the blooms will start this strange year? All I know is that I don’t want to miss them, not a single glorious one! And birds! Oh, my, yes! All dressed up in their courtship finery. Ringing in the dawn with their boisterous songs — which never cease until dusk draws the curtain. Too, I always have to go on an early-spring camping trip — somewhere down in the southeastern hill country. I like to see how spring is making its green way into the cloistered hollows, how it’s creeping up the steep ridges. I want to hear the ringing gobble of a wild turkey, and the crescendo drumming of a ruffed grouse. Yes, there’s more to spring than fishing — though nobody says you can’t combine your choices into a smorgasbord of seasonal pleasures. And it’s definitely time to start making plans.

Antidepressant that doesn’t come in a bottle? Exercise BY JONATHAN MILTON Tampa Bay Times

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Gina Midyett, a clinical psychologist and co-owner of Powerhouse Gym, completes part of her daily workout. mented her on her figure. Yet Midyett, who had dieted and worked out strenuously for her fitness career, didn’t feel good about her softer body. “I was used to having no body fat,” she said. “I felt fat and gross and asked myself what was wrong with me. “Now I look back and say, ‘Wow. There was really something wrong with me.’” Recognizing her own body-image issues has helped her better understand clients who fear they’ll never look good enough, or who focus on physical goals to the exclusion of friends and family. “One thing I tell people is that they need to have a balance. Otherwise, it’s

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Teens discovering Twitter is cool place to be CHICAGO (AP) — Teens don’t tweet, will never tweet — too public, too many older users. Not cool. That’s been the prediction for a while now, born of numbers showing that fewer than one in 10 teens were using Twitter early on. But then their parents, grandparents, neighbors, parents’ friends and anyone in-between started friending them on Facebook, the social networking site of choice for many and a curious thing began to happen. Suddenly, their space wasn’t just theirs anymore. So more young people have started shifting to Twitter, almost hiding in plain sight. “I love twitter, it’s the only thing I have to myself.cause my parents don’t have one,” Britteny Praznik, a 17-year-old who lives outside Milwaukee, gleefully tweeted recently. While she still has a Facebook account, she joined Twitter last summer, after more people at her high school did the same. “It just sort of caught on,” she says. Teens tout the ease of use and the ability to send the equivalent of a text message to a circle of friends, often a smaller one than they have on crowded Facebook accounts. They can have multiple accounts and don’t have to use their real names. They also can follow their favorite celebrities and, for those interested in doing so, use Twitter as a soapbox. The growing popularity teens report fits with findings from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, a nonprofit organization that monitors people’s tech-based habits. The migration has been slow, but steady. A Pew survey last July found that 16 percent of young people, ages 12 to 17, said they used Twitter. Two years earlier, that percentage was just 8 percent. “That doubling is definitely a significant increase,” says Mary Madden, a senior research specialist at Pew. And she suspects it’s even higher now. Meanwhile, a Pew survey found that nearly one in five 18to 29-year-olds have taken a liking to the micro-blogging service, which allows them to tweet, or post, their thoughts 130 characters at a time.

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In this Jan. 20 photo, Taylor Smith holds her smartphone while posing for a photograph at her home in Kirkwood, Mo. The teen started tweeting 18 months and is one who likes to “get small points across” with recent tweets that included her dislike for strawberry Pop Tarts and her admiration for a video that features the accomplishments of girl scientists. Early on, Twitter had a reputation that many didn’t think fit the online habits of teens well over half of whom were already using Facebook or other social networking services in 2006, when Twitter launched. “The first group to colonize Twitter were people in the technology industry consummate selfpromoters,” says Alice Marwick, a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research, who tracks young people’s online habits. For teens, self-promotion isn’t usually the goal. At least until they go to college and start thinking about careers, social networking is, well . social. But as Twitter has grown, so have the ways people, and communities, use it. For one, though some don’t realize it, tweets don’t have to be public. A lot of teens like using locked, private accounts. And whether they lock them or not, many also use pseudonyms, so that only their friends know who they are. “Facebook is like shouting into a crowd. Twitter is like speaking

into a room” that’s what one teen said when he was participating in a focus group at Microsoft Research, Marwick says. Other teens have told Pew researchers that they feel “social pressure,” to friend people on Facebook “for instance, friending everyone in your school or that friend of a friend you met at a football game,” Pew researcher Madden says. Twitter’s more fluid and anonymous setup, teens say, gives them more freedom to avoid friends of friends of friends not that they’re saying anything particularly earth-shattering. They just don’t want everyone to see it. Praznik, for instance, tweets anything from complaints and random thoughts to angst and longing. “i hate snow i hate winter.Moving to California as soon as i can,” one recent post from the Wisconsin teen read. “Dont add me as a friend for a day just to check up on me and then delete me again and then you wonder why im mad at you.duhhh,” read another.

And one more: “I wish you were mine but you don’t know wht you want. Till you figure out what you want I’m going to do my own thing.” Different teenagers use Twitter for different reasons. Some monitor celebrities. “Twitter is like a backstage pass to a concert,” says Jason Hennessey, CEO of Everspark Interactive, a tech-based marketing agency in Atlanta. “You could send a tweet to Justin Bieber 10 minutes before the concert, and there’s a chance he might tweet you back.” A few teens use it as a platform to share opinions, keeping their accounts public for all the world to see, as many adults do. Taylor Smith, a 14-year-old in St. Louis, is one who uses Twitter to monitor the news and to get her own “small points across.” Recently, that has included her dislike for strawberry Pop Tarts and her admiration for a video that features the accomplishments of young female scientists. She started tweeting 18 months ago after her dad opened

his own account. He gave her his blessing, though he watches her account closely. “Once or twice I used bad language and he never let me hear the end of it,” Smith says. Even so, she appreciates the chance to vent and to be heard and thinks it’s only a matter of time before her friends realize that Twitter is the cool place to be — always an important factor with teens. They need to “realize it’s time to get in the game,” Smith say, though she notes that some don’t have smart phones or their own laptops or their parents don’t want them to tweet, feeling they’re too young. Pam Praznik, Britteny’s mother, keeps track of her daughter’s Facebook accounts. But Britteny asked her mom not to follow her on Twitter and her mom is fine with that, as long as the tweets remain between friends. “She could text her friends anyway, without me knowing,” mom says. Marwick at Microsoft thinks that’s a good call. “Parents should kind of chill and give them that space,” she says. Still, teens and parents shouldn’t assume that even locked accounts are completely private, says Ananda Mitra, a professor of communication at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Online privacy, he says, is “mythical privacy.” Certainly, parents are always concerned about online predators and experts say they should use the same common sense online as they do in the outside world when it comes to dealing with strangers and providing too much personal information. But there are other privacy issues to consider, Mitra says. Someone with a public Twitter account might, for instance, retweet a posting made on a friend’s locked account, allowing anyone to see it. It happens all the time. And on a deeper level, he says those who use Twitter and Facebook publicly or privately leave a trail of “digital DNA” that could be mined by universities or employers, law enforcement or advertisers, because it is provided voluntarily.

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A sculpture adorns the Ephesus library in Ephesus, Turkey, the Roman city halfway down the Aegean coast.

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Seascapes and history ISTANBUL (AP) — The sea of Marmara shimmered to my right, a pod of dolphins played improbably in the ferry-and tankerschoked Bosporus strait, and minarets pierced my jet-lag fog on my first Istanbul evening. Walking down the main road in Istanbul’s old city the next morning, I was pulled out of my reverie when an older, heavily mustachioed man leaned out the window of his rickety car and boomed, “American?” Suddenly aware of my short sleeves and skirt on a trip last summer to a city where many women wear long coats even in hot weather, I smiled sheepishly. “Ah, have a good day!” he yelled in English, breaking a wide grin, to which all I could do was reply “cok iyi,” meaning very good, the Turkish words I had learned on my first day here in an impromptu lesson from a taxi driver. And so the friendliness of Turkish strangers accompanied me for the three weeks I spent in Istanbul and along Turkey’s Aegean coast, where I found a wealth of antiquities, architecture and art with few parallels in the Mediterranean, not to mention impossibly blue seas and feasts of small plates known as mezes at non-euro prices. From Istanbul, I made a daylong drive to the stunning northern Aegean village of Assos. Swimming off its pebbly beach into empty green-blue waters, under cliffs studded with olive trees and humming with cicadas, near ruins visited by both Aristotle and St. Paul, was such perfection that I nearly spent the rest of my vacation there. But Greco-Roman sites, Byzantine and Islamic art masterpieces, and untouched

Istanbul’s edge, in the jewel-box Kariye church. I would have never found it had a fully veiled woman I stopped on a deserted street not walked a mile out of her way to lead me up a warren of alleys. The interior shines with 14thcentury mosaics portraying Gospel stories with so much realism that you feel Mary’s hesitation as she stands outside Joseph’s house as a new bride, wringing her hands. APOLLO’S SWIMMING HOLE: You can dive into that vivid blue in the sea off Oludeniz natural park, where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean. Surrounded by tall mountains covered in fragrant brush and pines, with wisps of clouds perched on their tops, it felt like the swimming hole of the ancient Haghia Sophia in Instanbul, Turkey, the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture topped by a huge gods. Not that there isn’t competidome, has dominated old Istanbul’s skyline since its construction in the sixth century. tion for sea-lovers. I spent a day cruising the Bosporus on a Mediterranean scenery beckoned, including the giant theater of empires gave even more impresand everywhere, people went out Miletus and the elaborately sive heft and sparkle to their cap- friend’s sailing boat, downing of their way to make this stranger carved columns of the Dydima ital, Istanbul, in their golden eras ayran, the signature salty yogurt drink, past Ottoman palaces and welcome. in the sixth and 16th centuries. temple, so tall that you feel fortresses. GRECO-ROMAN SPLENFor sheer grandeur, the stunLilliputian. My favorite is Priene, Off a tiny cove in the sadly DOR: To grumble, as many tour lying on the side of a pine-covered ners are Byzantine Haghia overdeveloped Bodrum peninsula, books do, that there is not much Sophia and the Ottomans’ Blue hill so utterly off the tourist to see at Troy is akin to calling routes that the only noise I heard Mosque. I spent many nights con- a kid engaged me in a freestyle the Eiffel Tower a jumble of iron was the tinkle of sheep bells amid templating them from the rooftop competition through crystalline bars. True, technically, but that is the 2,300-year-old streets. terrace of my small Sultanahmet water as his grandmother, decked out in a turquoise long-sleeved to ignore the breathless feeling of hotel, as seagulls swooped in None of these sites, nor most suit, blue Crocs and pink noodle, gazing at walls and columns between the floodlights washing ancient ruins anywhere, can top patiently tried out a few strokes. where Homeric heroes lived 3,000 the exuberance of nearby over their stadium-sized domes. If Bodrum has luxe, the Datca years ago, of looking over the Ephesus, the Roman city halfway Meanwhile, the concierge, Erhan peninsula just to the south has same cultivated plain baking in down the Aegean coast that domi- Orkun, fussed to get me a 21st the midday heat. nated the Eastern classical world. century luxury: flawless wireless. solitude. Near the ruins of Knidos, a seventh-century B.C. Greek Ancient Greek civilizations You don’t even realize how You can still walk its main town, I spent an hour floating in built acropolises a few hours extraordinarily high and wide marble road to the richly carved south of Troy, none more “high library and gigantic theater, past Haghia Sophia’s gold tile-covered transparent water without seeing a soul. city” than Pergamon, where the dome is until you climb up ramp squares, statues, and what must A few hours south of there, in remains of a superb temple and a have been the wealthiest Romans’ after ramp of stairs to the gallery, Patara, I found miles of sandy and the mosaics still look far theater from the third century penthouse apartments. beach popular with sea turtles, away. B.C. are carved atop a barren BYZANTINES AND past an arch and other ruins of an The best Byzantine mosaics OTTOMANS: First the mountain. Not far off are evocaancient Lycian city. are hidden away on central Byzantine, then the Ottoman tive ruins of three Ionian cities,


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‘Innkeepers’ offers lean, retro scares BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Reviewer

stuck minding the place over its final weekend. The slightly nerdy, wisecrackThe trappings may look ing Luke is fascinated by the familiar, but “The Innkeepers” is inn’s supernatural past and is a new twist on the good, olddeveloping a website on the subfashioned ghost story: It’s the ject; tomboyish Claire doesn’t bored-slacker horror movie. have anything better to do and Writer-director-editor Ti West gets sucked into helping with sets his film at the historic his investigation. Yankee Pedlar Inn (and shot it Their conversations meander at the real hotel in Torrington, over a variety of topics. They Conn., which was built in 1891), can’t sleep; they fight to stay which, for our purposes, has a awake; they get drunk together. history of hauntings and is on These are the unusual potential the verge of closing. horror victims that you’d actualWest takes his time and doesly enjoy spending time with. n’t seem interested in cheap, Naturally, as they prowl the AP PHOTO/MAGNET RELEASING loud, quick shocks; the approach pays off and generates real ten- In this film image released by Magnet Releasing, Sara Paxton, left, cavernous banquet room and the empty corridors, they start and Pat Healy are shown in a scene from “The Innkeepers.” sion. seeing and hearing things. And It’s so low-key, it may actualinterest in creating characters have an easy chemistry as then there is the basement with ly be too languid in parts, but it’s hard not to admire this rare who feel like real human beings. Claire and Luke, the hotel’s two its tortured history, which is Sara Paxton and Pat Healy remaining employees who are sort of patience, as well as an simultaneously beckoning and

foreboding. West depicts all of this in the leanest way possible, which evokes a retro sense of fear. Kelly McGillis co-stars as a surly former TV star who’s one of the hotel’s last guests, and who may know more than she initially indicates. She still has a compelling, earthy presence about her after all these years. And “Tiny Furniture” writerdirector-star Lena Dunham has one very funny scene as the selfcentered barista at the nearby coffee house. The ghosts are probably going there next. Here’s hoping they do, at least. “The Innkeepers,” from Magnet Releasing, is rated R for some bloody images and language. Running time: 100 minutes. Three stars out of four.

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‘The Woman in Black’ summons suspense “The Woman in Black” very nearly suffocates under the mounting weight of its gothic kitsch — an abandoned house, child ghosts, spooky dolls, oh my! — but nevertheless summons ornately crafted, old-fashioned suspense. This is the second film for British director James Watkins, whose previous “Eden Lake” gathered an intriguing story about class out of a confrontation in the woods between a vacationing couple (Michael Fassbender and Kelly Reilly) and a violent gang of youths. Watkins prefers the term “thriller” to “horror,” and by these two films, it’s obvious he’s interested in using fright for more than just shock and something closer to real life. In his first post-Potter film, Daniel Radcliffe stars as the struggling, widowed London lawyer Arthur Kipps. With a little facial scruff and clad in an early 20th century suit of the time, Radcliffe looks respectably adult. Kipps is a morose young man, still grieving the loss of his wife in childbirth. His now 4-yearold son (Misha Handley) already has him down, in caricature, drawing him as a stick figure with a giant frown. Yes, young Harry Potter is now a (believable) dad, which means we can all collectively sigh and pretend to shoot ourselves. He’s dispatched to the (fictional) remote eastern British village of Crythin Gifford to put in order the estate of the recently deceased Alice Drablow. The sense of foreboding comes quickly and thickly, as the townspeople eye him suspiciously and Kipps is placed in an inn room where three young sisters killed themselves. Death hangs over the town so heavily that whimpering comes even from a parrot, which no doubt had plenty of chances to mimic the sound. The ivy-covered Eel Marsh House, which Kipps is to sort, is classically menacing in the Victorian way. Set back from the village down the ominously named Nine Lives Causeway, it’s an island in

a cold marsh that ebbs with the tide. Inside the cobwebbed home, reflections, apparitions and shadows steadily increase as Kipps digs into the history of the Drablows as well as the village. Tragedies of the town’s children populate its past and present occurrences that seem connected to a lurking, dark figure. As he always does, Ciaran Hinds considerably helps the film. Hinds plays Samuel Daily, the only friend in town to Kipps and, himself, one of those who has lost a child. His wife (an enjoyably loony Janet McTeer) has gone off the deep end, to the point that her two small dogs dine at the table with them like Paris Hilton Chihuahuas. Daily is the staunch holdout in the superstitious town. Declaring paranormal worries “rubbish,” he warns Kipps not to “go chasing shadows.” But even he, when Kipps declares he’ll stay overnight at Eel Marsh, raises an eyebrow and says, “Take the dog.” “The Woman in Black” is adapted from Susan Hill’s 1983 novel, which was earlier turned into a long-running play in London. Watkins’ film, nifty and taught, is a worthy enough heir to that tradition. It’s a film, ultimately, about the trappings of grief wallowing. As a wand-less detective, Radcliffe comports himself well. He plays Kipps with downcast desperation, striving simultaneously after the memory of his wife and the future of his son. The basic cliches on which the film is built threaten to overwhelm it. And it could certainly use a little more dialogue and a bit less creaky hallways. But the appeal of a good ol’ ghost story is strong, and the simplicity of “The Woman in Black” suits the tradition. “The Woman in Black,” a CBS Films release, is rated PG-13 for thematic material and violence, disturbing images. Running time: 95 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four.

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He’s got his country on BY JIM DAVIS Staff Writer davis@tdnpublishing.com

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hris Cagle knows what it’s like to be on top of the country music mountain. But the singersongwriter believes his best days are still ahead of him. No doubt about it. That isn’t Cagle being cocky. It’s just a taste of conviction coming from a man who knows where he’s been, and clearly knows where he wants to go. Buoyed by the recent success of his latest single — “Got My Country On” — the Louisiana native is back on the charts with his first Top 40 single since “What Kinda Gone” soared to No. 3 on the charts in 2007. The song — which is the first single off his soon-tobe-released untitled album — represents a new lease on life for Cagle after a couple of years away from the country music limelight. Part of that was by design, Cagle said during a candid phone interview last week. Worn out from years of relentless touring and burning the candle at both ends, Cagle said he was ready for a break — ready for some time to regroup and figure out what he really wanted out of life. He’d already tasted success with two No. 1 albums and a dozen charted songs ranging from “I Breathe In, I Breath Out” and “What A Beautiful Day” to “Miss Me Baby” and “Chicks Dig It.” But the success came at a price. “I had become somebody who I didn’t want to be,” he said, referring to times when he let things get a bit out of hand. “In my past I was reckless, and I was the guy who everyone said ‘Hey, Cagle will do it.’ But it was a two-way street, too, so for all my recklessness and stupidity, there was just as much ‘Come on buddy, let’s go have a good time.’ They just didn’t know I was the ding-a-ling who was willing to swing from the rooftops.” Not anymore.

New song, upcoming album have Chris Cagle back on the country charts Latest single fits singer to a ‘T’ It’s only fitting that Chris Cagle’s return to the music charts comes via a song that lets him express who he really is. While Cagle didn’t write “Got My Country On,” the singer-songwriter said the uptempo song fits him to a “T.” “It’s who I have been for the past couple of years,” he said. “I’d get up in the morning and go out and weld fences all day or dig fence holes … or get on a tractor and bush-hog and spray weeds and fertilizer, or go ride my cutting horse. “It’s what I’ve been doing, except that I wasn’t working for ‘the man’ anymore,” he continued. “I was working for myself.” He almost missed it, however, when it came time to choose songs for his upcoming album. “When I first heard it, I skipped over it about five or six times, and there was actually another song on the CD I was wanting to cut,” Cagle said. “But I went back and listened to this one again, and one day as I was driving I went ‘Man, am I Married to his wife Kay, Cagle has three daughters and a new perspective on life living at his Big Horse Ranch in Marietta, Okla. “I tried so hard to make everybody happy, to make everybody like me, to want to be my buddy,” he said. “But you’re always going to piss somebody off by accident. Now, I live for my kids — and to be able to wake up and look my wife in the eye and be able to love her like she deserves.” Having a family, he added, has given him new purpose in life. “Everybody always said that having a kid would change you, but I never dreamed of how much,” Cagle said. “When Stella (age 2) was born … I saw her little face for the first time and she looked up at me, cocked her head over to the side and just looked at me. It made me want to be a better man. Better at everything. And music was included in that. It just took a while for me to get back into that place.” Now, that “place” for

crazy or is this song a hit?’ The other one — I thought that was a hit, but after 15 or 20 times I got burned out on it. This one grew on me.” The song is the debut single from his upcoming album on the Bigger Picture Group label, where Cagle says he finally feels “at home.” “I’m not sure this song has had any real success yet, but I’m excited about the fact that I’ve got a group of people that want me to make a record — and there’s a big difference in that feeling,” he said. “At Capitol (Records) there were a lot of great people there who supported me, but that company from the top down did not support me. At Bigger Picture, it’s a family of people and it feels good to be a part of something like that — and to be a pivotal part of that. From the ground up, I have an opportunity to be a part of something huge. “There are a lot of great artists out there, but for some reason these guys called me up … and it’s meant the world to me.”

Cagle includes being the best father he can to Stella, Piper and Chloe — and the best husband he can be. It doesn’t mean he isn’t the same fun-loving performer “Cagleheads” have come to expect, it just means that when the lights go down on stage, he’s ready to head home to his family. “It’s hard to leave sometimes,” Cagle admits. “I’ve been a showman for 25 years and a dad for a year and a half, so it’s hard to leave. I’m looking forward to getting to a place where I can have a couple of buses and take the family with me.” And what about that career-defining hit that Cagle says is still out there? “I’ve thought about the fact that we’re all one song (away) from being a superstar … and I haven’t had that yet. I know I haven’t had that time yet,” he said. “Do I think this song (“Got My Country On”) is that song? No. But everybody has that ‘Redneck Woman’ or ‘Amarillo by Morning’ in them, and I haven’t had that

yet. So there’s still a chance that I could. “There’s more likelihood that I’ll have it now than in the past, and I don’t know that I could have handled it six or seven years ago,” he admitted. “Back then I was just a product. I am so much more of a person now than just a product. “I truly believe in my heart that throughout my life I was preserved for the situation I’m in right now.” Which is exactly where he wants to be. For more information about Chris Cagle or to check his tour schedule, go to chriscagle.com. 2255381

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DATES TO REMEMBER Main St., Troy, use back door. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal • DivorceCare seminar and supChurch, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. port group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. • Sanctuary, for women who have at Piqua Assembly of God Church, been affected by sexual abuse, loca8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child tion not made public. Must currently care provided through the sixthbe in therapy. For more information, grade. call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. • COSA, an anonymous 12-step 430 recovery program for friends and • Miami Valley Women’s Center, family members whose lives have 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber been affected by another person’s Heights, offers free pregnancy testcompulsive sexual behavior, will ing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For meet in the evening in Tipp City. For more information, call 236-2273. more information, call 463-2001. • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Main St., Tipp City. For more inforPresbyterian Church, corner of Ash mation, call Tipp-Monroe Community and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at cussion meeting is open. 669-2441. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. Road 25-A, one mile south of the • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., main campus. Westminster Presbyterian Church, • Al-Anon, “The Language of corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Letting Go, Women’s Al-Anon,” will Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. be at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian • AA, Living Sober meeting, open Church, Franklin and Walnut streets, to all who have an interest in a sober Troy. Women dealing with an addiclifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster tion issue of any kind in a friend or Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash family member are invited. and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s TUESDAY Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., • Deep water aerobics will be Troy. Open discussion . offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Community Center, 110 Ash St., Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lccChurch, 202 W. Fourth St., third troy.com for more information and floor, Greenville. programs. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never • Mothers of Preschoolers Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First (M.O.P.S.) and MOMSnext are Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., groups of moms who are pregnant, a Sidney new mom or a mom of a school• Teen Talk, where teens share aged child who meet to unwind and their everyday issues through comsocialize while growing and learning munication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the to be better moms. Meetings are the Troy View Church of God, 1879 second Tuesday each month from Staunton Road, Troy. 6:15-8:30 p.m. at Troy Christian • Singles Night at The Avenue will Church, 1440 E. State Route 55, be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main Troy. Single, married, teen, working Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg or stay-at-home moms are invited. Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, For more information, contact Robin Troy. Each week, cards, noncompetiKlosterman at 339-9980 tive volleyball, free line dances and rklosty@frontier.com. free ballroom dance lessons. Child • Hospice of Miami County care for children birth through fifth “Growing Through Grief” meetings grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and each night in the Main Campus fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 building. For more information, call p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays 667-1069, Ext. 21.. and are designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for the MONDAY expression of thoughts and feelings associated with the grief process. All • Christian 12 step meetings, sessions are available to the com“Walking in Freedom,” are offered at munity and at the Hospice 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 Generations of Life Center, 550 Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. Summit Ave., second floor, Troy, with • An arthritis aquatic class will be light refreshments provided. No offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at reservations are required. For more Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call information, call Susan Cottrell at 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for Hospice of Miami County, 335-5191. more information and programs. • A daytime grief support group • Zumba $5 sessions will be meets on the first, third and fifth offered at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Community Cnter, Troy. Call 335Generations of Life Center,, second 2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The more information and programs. support group is open to any griev• AA, Big Book discussion meet- ing adults in the greater Miami ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity County area and there is no particiEpiscopal Church, 60 S. Dorset pation fee. Sessions are facilitated by Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. trained bereavement staff. Call 573The discussion is open to the public. 2100 for details or visit the website • AA, Green & Growing will meet at homc.org. at 8 p.m. The closed discussion • A children’s support group for meeting (attendees must have a any grieving children ages 6-11 desire to stop drinking) will be at years in the greater Miami County Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old area will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on Staunton Road, Troy. the first and third Tuesday evenings • AA, There Is A Solution Group at the Generations of Life Center, will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. United Methodist Church, County There is no participation fee. Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis- Sessions are facilitated by trained cussion group is closed (participants bereavement staff and volunteers. must have a desire to stop drinking). Crafts, sharing time and other grief • AA, West Milton open discussupport activities are preceded by a sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd light meal. Lutheran Church, rear entrance, • A Fibromyalgia Support group 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. the first handicap accessible. Tuesday at the Troy First United • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will Methodist Church, 110 W. Franklin meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room St., Troy, in Room 313. Enter from at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. south parking lot. The support group Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion is free. For more information, contact meeting is open. A beginner’s meet- Aimee Shannon at 552-7634. ing begins at 7:30 p.m. • The Concord Township Trustees • Alternatives: Anger/Rage will meet at 10 a.m. on the first and Control Group for adult males, 7-9 third Tuesday at the township buildp.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. ing, 2678 W. State Route 718. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed • The Miami Shelby Chapter of are physical, verbal and emotional the Barbershop Harmony Society violence toward family members and will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene other persons, how to express feelStreet United Methodist Church, 415 ings, how to communicate instead of W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interconfronting and how to act nonvioested in singing are welcome and lently with stress and anger issues. visitors always are welcome. For • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, more information, call 778-1586 or 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. visit the group’s Web site at Other days and times available. For www.melodymenchorus.org. more information, call 339-2699. • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Troy. Video/small group class Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. designed to help separated or New members welcome. For more divorced people. For more informainformation, call 335-9721. tion, call 335-8814. • Troy Noon Optimist Club will • An adoption support group for meet at noon at the Tin Roof restau- adoptees and birthmothers will meet rant. Guests welcome. For more on the first Tuesday of each month. information, call 440-9607. Call Pam at 335-6641 for time and • Weight Watchers, Westminster location. Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 • The Mental Health Association and meeting at 5:30 p.m. of Miami County will meet at 4 p.m. • Parenting Education Groups will on the first Tuesday in the confermeet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family ence room of the Tri-County Board of Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and Center, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Use age-appropriate ways to parent chil- the west entrance to the fourth floor. dren. Call 339-6761 for more infor• AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., mation. There is no charge for this Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. program. • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come TODAY

Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Lutheran Church, Main and Third streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed discussion (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Group, Presbyterian Church, corner North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. • An Intermediate Pilates class will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 3358397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 3396761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at www.region5oa.org. • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. Find guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to co-workers, family or romance. Learn to identify nurturing people as well as those who should be avoided. Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more information. WEDNESDAY • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A 12-week video series using • Skyview Wesleyan Church, Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical help and encouragement to all who study will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be seek a healthy, balanced life and practice in being able to say no. For offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call more information, call Linda 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for Richards at 667-4678. • The Troy Lions Club will meet at more information and programs. 7 p.m. the second and fourth • The “Sit and Knit” group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Wednesday at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. For more informaWeaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd tion, call 335-1923. St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited • A free employment networking to attend. For more information, call group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. 667-5358. each Wednesday at Job and Family • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, Services, 2040 N. County Road 25is offered every Wednesday from 5- A, Troy. The group will offer tools to tap into unadvertised jobs, assis6:30 p.m. in the activity center of tance to improve personal presentaHoffman United Methodist Church, tion skills and resume writing. For 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one more information, call Steven Kiefer block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at 440-3465. salad, dessert and drink, is $6 per person, or $3 for a children’s meal. THURSDAY The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s. • Deep water aerobics will be • The Kiwanis Club will meet at offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Community Center, 110 Ash St., Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lccKiwanis are invited to come meet troy.com for more information and friends and have lunch. For more programs. information, contact Bobby Phillips, • The Generations of Life Center vice president, at 335-6989. of Hospice of Miami County will offer • The Troy American Legion Post a friendship luncheon at local No. 43 euchre parties will begin at restaurants on the second Thursday 7:30 p.m. For more information, call of each month at 11:30 a.m. 339-1564. Locations vary, so interested parties • The Toastmasters will meet can call the office at 573-2100 for every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at details. This is a social event for American Honda to develop to help grieving adults who do not wish to participants practice their speaking dine out alone. Attendees order from skills in a comfortable environment. the menu. Contact Eric Lutz at 332-3285 for • An open parent-support group more information. will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way • AA, Pioneer Group open disInc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. cussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter • Parents are invited to attend the down the basement steps on the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support north side of The United Church Of group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Christ on North Pearl Street in Thursday. The meetings are open Covington. The group also meets at discussion. 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is • Friendship Luncheons are wheelchair accessible. offered the second Thursday at dif• AA, Serenity Island Group will ferent locations in the county. The meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster luncheons are casual dining experiPresbyterian Church, corner of Ash ence that allows adults to come and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- together for food and fellowship. Call cussion is open. the Generations of Live Center at • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. 335-5191. for closed discussion, Step and • Tipp City Seniors, meet at Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step noon; bring a covered dish for lunch; Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 programs are held one or two times S. Dorset Road, Troy. a month. For more information, call • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., 667-8865. Westminster Presbyterian Church, • Best is Yet to Come open AA corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Piqua. Use the alley entrance, Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. upstairs. • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet Stouder Center, Troy, at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call (800) 3749191. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 335-9079. • AA, Spirituality Group will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Troy. The discussion is open. • Health Partners Free Clinic will offer a free clinic on Thursday night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082. FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for more information and programs. • The Tri-County Suicide Prevention Coalition will meet at 9 a.m. the second Friday in the conference room of the Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Use the west entrance to the fourth floor. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 78 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 3749191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit www.groupia.org. • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624. SATURDAY • Instructional boxing (fundamentals and techniques) classes will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for more information and programs. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited.


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Making a case Author suggests Elizabeth Taylor was a feminist BY ANN LEVIN AP Book Reviewer “The Accidental Feminist” (Walker & Co.), by M.G. Lord: Elizabeth Taylor was many things: a talented actress whose first star turn came at age 12 in “National Velvet”; an international celebrity whose eight husbands included her “Cleopatra” co-star Richard Burton twice; an AIDS activist long before it became fashionable; a recovering addict, diet book author and friend of Michael Jackson; and a voluptuous, violet-eyed, raven-haired beauty for the ages. But was she a feminist? In a new book published almost a year after Taylor’s death, the cultural critic M.G. Lord maintains that Taylor was indeed that, notwithstanding her wellknown affection for fabulous jewels, clothing and accessories not normally associated with the women’s rights movement. Taylor’s stepdaughter Kate Burton, with whom the actress maintained a close relationship after Richard Burton’s death, disagrees with the premise, although she acknowledged in an interview that she sees “the thread of feminism” in some of her stepmother’s movies. “I don’t see her thinking of herself as a feminist,” she says. “I think she just does what she does.” Burton may be right, but Lord makes a fairly persuasive case that Taylor, even if she didn’t identify herself as a feminist, was such a commanding and original presence in both her personal and professional life that she instinctively communicated empowering messages to women. Thus the title of the book, “The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted by Her Beauty to Notice.” In the 1994 book “Forever Barbie,” Lord argues that the plastic doll with impossible curves was actually a positive role model for women. In “Accidental Feminist,” she discovers latent feminist content in nearly a dozen Taylor vehicles, beginning with 1944’s “National Velvet,” when Taylor’s character dresses as a boy to ride her beloved horse in a championship race. She goes on to consider Taylor’s roles in “A Place in the Sun,” ”Giant,” ”Suddenly, Last Summer,” ”BUtterfield 8,” ”Cleopatra,” ”The Sandpiper” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” as well as her stage portrayal of a Southern matriarch in the 1981 revival of Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes.”

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detailing his secret love affair with one of the players on the soccer team. A search warrant uncovers tons of teen pictures, “Helpless” (Kensington), with several team members in by Daniel Palmer: A divorced provocative poses. father with a teenage daughter Tom is arrested for distributfinds himself plunged into a subing child pornography, and he urban nightmare in Daniel has to find out how someone Palmer’s “Helpless.” could frame him so completely Tom Hawkins is a former and why. Even the FBI’s forensic Navy SEAL who is battling his computer analysis team believes ex-wife, Kelly, for visitation he’s guilty. rights with his daughter, Jill, A man trying to be the best who wants nothing to do with father he can be to his reluctant him. He coaches soccer at the daughter now also has to prove local high school, and Jill his innocence. Trust plays a key becomes one of the star players role in the narrative of this comthough she would rather have pelling and deeply puzzling someone else calling the shots. thriller. During a practice session, the The end game is a bit compolice arrive and tell Tom that plex, but the journey is worth his ex-wife has been murdered. He immediately realizes that AP PHOTO/KENSINGTON the ride. Palmer has a gift with In this book cover image released realistic characters and a writhe’s the No. 1 suspect. by Kensington, “Helpless,” by ing style that guarantees a Tom’s nightmare has only sleepless night. begun: The police discover a blog Daniel Palmer, is shown. BY JEFF AYERS AP Book Reviewer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Are hardbound textbooks going the way of slide rules and typewriters in schools? Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday challenged schools and companies to get digital textbooks in students’ hands within five years. The Obama administration’s push comes two weeks after Apple Inc. announced it would start to sell electronic versions of a few standard high-school books for use on its iPad tablet. Digital books are viewed as a way to provide interactive learning, potentially save money and get updated material faster to students. Digital learning environments have been embraced in Florida, Idaho, Utah, and California, as well as in individual schools and districts such as Joplin, Mo., where laptops replaced textbooks destroyed in a tornado. But many BY JEFF AYERS begins to crumble as he desper- schools lack the broadband capacity or the computers or tablets to AP Book Reviewer ately tries to solve the case on adopt the technology, and finding his own and prove his son’s the money to go completely digital “Defending Jacob” innocence. The evidence begins is difficult for many schools in (Delacorte Press), by William to mount against Jacob, and tough economic times. And, in Landay: An assistant district when the courtroom battle some places, adopting new textattorney receives a case that begins, Barber has to face the will change his life in William man he trained and had consid- books is an arduous process. At a time when technology has Landay’s “Defending Jacob.” ered a friend. Andrew Barber has a beautiSecrets, political agendas and transformed how people interact ful wife, a wonderful son, Jacob, an examination of how tenuous and even led to social uprisings in the Middle East, education has too and great friends and collife can be are all examined in often lagged, Duncan said. leagues. Then the murder of a the social microscope of the “Do we want kids walking 14-year-old boy in the woods media and public opinion. around with 50-pound backpacks near a school changes everyLanday has written a legal and every book in those backpacks thing. thriller that’s comparable to costing 50, 60, 70 dollars and many When the victim’s classmates classics such as Scott Turow’s of them being out of date? Or, do are interviewed, a terrifying “Presumed Innocent.” we want students walking around pattern emerges: All the stuJacob comes across as somewith a mobile device that has dents seem to be elusive when what of an enigma, but the much more content than was even authorities question them. other characters and the storyimaginable a couple years ago and Then Jacob is charged with AP PHOTO/DELACORTE PRESS line ring true. can be constantly updated? I think In this book cover image, murder. Friends become eneTragic and shocking, it’s a very simple choice,” Duncan “Defending Jacob,” by William “Defending Jacob” is sure to mies, and Barber becomes said in an interview. Landay, is shown. generate buzz. unemployed. His family life

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Some blacks insist: ‘I’m not African-American’ BY JESSE WASHINGTON Associated Press The labels used to describe Americans of African descent mark the movement of a people from the slave house to the White House. Today, many are resisting this progression by holding on to a name from the past: “black.” For this group some descended from U.S. slaves, some immigrants with a separate history “African-American” is not the sign of progress hailed when the term was popularized in the late 1980s. Instead, it’s a misleading connection to a distant culture. The debate has waxed and waned since African-American went mainstream, and gained new significance after the son of a black Kenyan and a white American moved into the White House. President Barack Obama’s identity has been contested from all sides, renewing questions that have followed millions of darker Americans: What are you? Where are you from? And how do you fit into this country? “I prefer to be called black,” said Shawn Smith, an accountant from Houston. “How I really feel is, I’m American.” “I don’t like African-American. It denotes something else to me than who I am,” said Smith, whose parents are from Mississippi and North Carolina. “I can’t recall any of them telling me anything about Africa. They told me a whole lot about where they grew up in Macomb County and Shelby, N.C.” Gibr George, an entrepreneur from Miami, started a Facebook page called “Don’t Call Me African-American” on a whim. It now has about 300 “likes.” “We respect our African her-

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This Tuesday photo shows Gibre George, who started a Facebook page called “Don’t Call Me African-American,” in Hollywood, Fla. The labels used to describe Americans of African descent mark the movement of a people from the slave house to the White House. Today, many are resisting this progression by holding on to a name from the past: “black.” The debate has waxed and waned since "African-American" went mainstream. itage, but that term is not really us,” George said. “We’re several generations down the line. If anyone were to ship us back to Africa, we’d be like fish out of water.” “It just doesn’t sit well with a younger generation of black people,” continued George, who is 38. “Africa was a long time ago. Are we always going to be tethered to Africa? Spiritually I’m American. When the war starts, I’m fighting for America.” Joan Morgan, a writer born in Jamaica who moved to New York City as a girl, remembers the first time she publicly corrected some-

one about the term: at a book signing, when she was introduced as African-American and her family members in the front rows were appalled and hurt. “That act of calling me AfricanAmerican completely erased their history and the sacrifice and contributions it took to make me an author,” said Morgan, a longtime U.S. citizen who calls herself Black-Caribbean American. (Some insist Black should be capitalized.) She said people struggle with the fact that black people have multiple ethnicities because it challenges America’s original black-white classifications. In her view, forcing everyone into a name meant for descendants of American slaves distorts the nature of the contributions of immigrants like her black countrymen Marcus Garvey and Claude McKay. Morgan acknowledges that her homeland of Jamaica is populated by the descendants of African slaves. “But I am not African, and Africans are not AfricanAmerican,” she said. In Latin, a forerunner of the English language, the color black is “niger.” In 1619, the first African captives in America were described as “negars,” which became the epithet still used by some today. The Spanish word “negro” means black. That was the label applied by white Americans for centuries. The word black also was given many pejorative connotations a black mood, a blackened reputation, a black heart. “Colored” seemed better, until the civil rights movement insisted on Negro, with a capital N. Then, in the 1960s, “black” came back as an expression of

Maya Angelou hosts special ning singer Mary J. Blige, Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, economist and Bennett College President Julianne Malveaux, and professor Nikky Finney, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for poetry. Angelou, 83, said she hopes the program sends a message that “the work of making our country more than it is today” is unfinished. “Our work still remains and we have to do the best we can do,” she said. The program details Lewis’ work as a Freedom Rider, Finney’s tribute to late civil rights activist Rosa Parks, Young’s rise from small-town pastor to ambassador and Malveaux’s involvement with the Black Panther movement in her youth. The work and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. are also discussed in detail.

Blige, younger than Angelou’s other guests, speaks of how she was inspired by female civil rights figures Coretta Scott King, Ruby Dee and Angelou herself. “She’s just as charming as I would wish for a daughter of mine to be and just as dedicated to her field, and to be the best she can be,” Angelou said of the singer. “Young people fascinate me, so I try to stay in current with what they’re doing and what they’re saying.” Angelou, who has authored more than 30 books and earned three Grammys for the spoken word, recently was presented with the BET Honors Literary Arts Award by first lady Michelle Obama and entertainers Cicely Tyson, Queen Latifah, Jill Scott and Willow Smith. The awards show will air on Black Entertainment Television on Feb. 13.

Jackson, who at the time may have been the most-quoted black man in America, followed through with the plan. “Every ethnic group in this country has a reference to some land base, some historical, cultural base,” Jackson told reporters at the time. “African-Americans have hit that level of cultural maturity.” The effect was immediate. “Back in those days we didn’t talk about things going viral, but that’s what you would say today. It was quite remarkable,” said the columnist Clarence Page, then a reporter. “It was kind of like when Black Power first came in the ’60s, there was all kinds of buzz among black folks and white folks about whether or not I like this.” Page liked it he still uses it interchangeably with black and sees an advantage to changing names. “If we couldn’t control anything else, at least we could control what people call us,” Page said. “That’s the most fundamental right any human being has, over what other people call you. (African-American) had a lot of psychic value from that point of view.” It also has historical value, said Irv Randolph, managing editor of the Philadelphia Tribune, a black newspaper that uses both terms: “It’s a historical fact that we are people of African descent.” “African-American embraces where we came from and where we are now,” he said. “We are Americans, no doubt about that. But to deny where we came from doesn’t make any sense to me.” Jackson agrees about such denial. “It shows a willful ignorance of our roots, our heritage and our lineage,” he said Tuesday. “A fruit without a root is dying.”

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Weil, Rich plan July 1 ceremony TROY — The engagement of Rebecca Marie Weil of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Eric Duane Rich of Virginia Beach, Va., is announced by her parents, Steven and Theresa Weil of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. David and Rhonda Rich of Troy are parents of the groom-to-be. The bride-elect has a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University. She is a teacher with the Norfolk, Va., School District. Her fiance has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Ohio Northern University. He is employed by SPAWAR CommandDepartment of Defense. They plan a July 1, 2012, wedding.

PUBLIC RECORDS: MARRIAGE LICENSES Zackary Bryant Feltner, 24, of 1415 E. Rusk Road, Troy, to Katie Lynn Cron, 24, of same address. Brian Gene Smith II, 1614 New Haven Road, Piqua, to Ciara Jean Heatherly, 26, of 505

Crescent Dr. Apt. 2A, Troy. Thomas Allan Perone, 48, of 1565 McKaig Ave. Apt. D, Troy, to Irene Florence Markul, 51, of same address. Tony Lee Kiser, 43, of 119 S. Frank St., Troy, to

Billie Jo Landers, 40, of same address. Robert James Mayberry, 42, of 1401 Barberry Court, Troy, to Tina Marie Hancock, 46, of 1367 Sterling Drive, Troy.

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The 2012 Miami County recipe contest will be a bake-off in late Fall. We will be collecting recipes throughout the year as you pull out your favorite recipes for each holiday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Author and activist Maya Angelou hopes for a time when Black History Month will no longer be needed to explain the contributions of African-Americans. “We want to reach a time when there won’t be Black History Month, when black history will be so integrated into American history that we study it along with every other history,” she said in an interview from her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Wednesday. “That’s the hope, and we have to continue to work until that is true, until that becomes a fact.” In the meantime, she said, she will continue to put the history out there. Angelou is hosting an hour-long syndicated radio special on the civil rights era that will air throughout this month on about 200 public radio stations across the country. Her special features Grammy award-win-

pride, a strategy to defy oppression. “Every time black had been mentioned since slavery, it was bad,” says Mary Frances Berry, a University of Pennsylvania history professor and former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Reclaiming the word “was a grass-roots move, and it was oppositional. It was like, ‘In your face.’” Afro-American was briefly in vogue in the 1970s, and lingers today in the names of some newspapers and university departments. But it was soon overshadowed by African-American, which first sprouted among the black intelligentsia. The Rev. Jesse Jackson is widely credited with taking AfricanAmerican mainstream in 1988, before his second presidential run. Berry remembers being at a 1988 gathering of civil rights groups organized by Jackson in Chicago when Ramona Edelin, then president of the National Urban Coalition, urged those assembled to declare that black people should be called AfricanAmerican. Edelin says today that there was no intent to exclude people born in other countries, or to eliminate the use of black: “It was an attempt to start a cultural offensive, because we were clearly at that time always on the defensive.” “We said, this is kind of a compromise term,” she continued. “There are those among us who don’t want to be referred to as African. And there also those among us who don’t want to be referred to as American. This was a way of bridging divisions among us or in our ideologies so we can move forward as a group.”

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Rate on 30-year mortgage falls to record 3.87 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell this week to a record low, the ninth time that has happened in the last year. Even with the cheapest rates in history, the housing market remains depressed. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan dropped to 3.87 percent this week. That’s below the previous record of 3.88 hit two weeks ago. The average on the 15-year fixed mortgage fell to 3.14 percent, also a record low. Records for mortgage rates date back to the 1950s. Mortgage rates tend to track the yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which fell below 1.9 percent this week. Rates have been low for more than a year, and the average rate on the 30-year loan has hovered near 4 percent for more than three months. Yet few people can afford to buy a home or qualify for a loan. Those who can have already done so. High unemployment and scant wage gains have made it harder for many people to qualify for loans. Many don’t want to sink money into a home that they fear could lose value over the next few years. Sales of previously occupied homes were dismal last year. New-home sales in 2011 were the worst on records going back half a century. Builders are hopeful that the low rates could boost sales next year. But so far, they have had a minimal impact.

It all started in fifth grade, when a friend gave me a decorative box as a gift. That present ignited a love affair with boxes that is still burning bright. Through the years, I’ve had fun creating a collection of boxes that includes everything from prized porcelains from France to simple wooden boxes I spied at a flea market. As you walk through my home, you’ll see boxes threaded throughout my displays, helping make my home a reflection of me and what I hold dear. If you’re a collector, why not do the same? Here are tips for using collections in everyday decorating to give your home more personality. Some collections are inspired by a thoughtful gift, like my box collection was. Other times, you inherit from family members, like your mom’s collection of teapots or your grandmother’s old lace hankies. Often, you see an item that captivates you, like an interesting saltcellar, lovely hand mirror or botanical print, and you have to have it. Before you know it, you’re on the prowl for additional pieces to go with it. A collection is born! My husband Dan and I are the family archivists, the keepers of historic family photos. So when a friend gave me

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Use your collections in everyday decorating to give your home more personality. a darling little antique picture frame a few years ago, I knew we had a match made in heaven. Now I snatch up attractive or unusual old frames when I am on shopping expeditions,

then fill them with family photos old and new. One of the most effective ways to display your collection is to dot pieces throughout your house. That’s what

I’ve done with my picture frames. You won’t find a huge group of framed photos together in one location, like people used to do on their grand pianos. Instead, you’ll see them scattered throughout my home, sometimes in unusual places. Try working one piece of your collection into a display of other accents. Or group several pieces with a few other dissimilar accents. The key is to seamlessly interlace just a few collectibles into your interior decor so they aren’t overwhelming. Another great way to display a collection is to mass a number of items together to create a jaw-dropping presentation. That’s what my friend Cynthia did, turning her utility room into a Georgian butler’s pantry. She took her enviable collection of silver serving pieces and mixed it with china and crystal to create a beautiful presentation. I have done the same thing in my home. I like the effect of pooling together little pieces because alone they can get lost. Together, they capture attention. But know when to stop. No one should walk into your home and say, “I see you collect tea pots.” When you have too much of a good thing, your home begins to look more like a store or a museum. If your collection is particularly large, pick a few pieces to display at a time, then rotate.

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Qualify to buy before selling current home Bridge financing, hybrid loans takes stress out of equation Buying a first home is hardly easy, but it pales in comparison to buying your next home. Usually, two transactions are involved: the purchase of the new home and the sale of your current home. In other words, double the complexity. Most homeowners would rather know where they’re going to live next before they let go of their current home, particularly if they have small children. However, stringent lender qualifying requirements make it impossible for most buyers to buy before selling. Lenders require enough cash for a down payment and closing costs without having your home sold. You will also need enough income to qualify carrying both homes. If you don’t have enough income to qualify but it makes sense financially for you to keep your home as a rental property, the lender will use a portion of the rental income to help you qualify for the mortgage you need to buy the next home. HOUSE HUNTING TIP: Buyers wedded to 30-year fixedrate financing can make qualifying easier by changing to an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). There are ARMs that are fixed for a number of years — say five, seven or 10 — before they convert to an adjustable. These loans are available at much lower interest

Dian Hymer For the Miami Valley Sunday News rates than 30-year fixed-rate financing. If you plan to stay in the new home for longer than 10 years and want to take advantage of today’s low fixed interest rates, you can refinance after your current home is sold. If you take this route, make sure there isn’t a prepayment on the fixed ARM. Also, be aware that the interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate refinance loan is a bit higher than it would be on an equivalent purchase-money mortgage. In one instance recently, buyers were able to buy before selling, but only with the help of creative financing. The buyers had a generous down payment and applied for a jumbo conforming loan in the amount of $625,500. They hadn’t sold their current home, so that mortgage was taken into account for qualification. Their overall debt-to-income ratio was too high. The lender of the mortgage for the new home would qualify the buyers for a conforming loan only in the amount of $417,000. These buyers were able to arrange a short-term interim loan

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full spectrum of colors — in effect, creating the world’s When decorating, choosing first color wheel. From there, philosophers, scientists, artists a color scheme can be a perplexing task. It’s hard enough and designers have continued studying the components of whittling down your choice, and when you have to mix and color and its physical, psychomatch them into an eye-pleas- logical and philosophical ing scheme sometimes consid- effects. Newton’s wheel is made up ering the whole color wheel is of 12 colors, which are classijust too much to ask. fied into three categories: Before you turn your back Primary Colors: Red, yellow on the world of color, get a and blue. grasp of the color wheel and Secondary Colors: Orange, how it works. green and violet In 1666, Sir Isaac Newton Secondary colors are creatperformed a prism experiment ed by mixing primary colors. in which he discovered that Tertiary Colors: A combinapure white light contains the By HGTV

tion of a secondary color and a primary color next to it. They include yellow-orange, redorange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green and yellow-green.

Color schemes Now that you know the colors, here are four common ways to use them in your home. One Color: Monochromatic. Take baby steps toward color with a monochromatic scheme. It’s simply one color in varying intensities from light to dark

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• Continued from C1 Two to Six Colors: Analogous. Branch out into color with an analogous scheme, which consists of two to six colors that sit next to each other on the wheel. Two Colors: Complementary. Want to go for highcontrast color? Use a complementary scheme that includes hues that are directly across from each other on the wheel. Three Colors: Triad. A triad scheme is bold, but, more importantly, it’s balanced. It’s made up of any three colors that form a triangle in the center of the wheel.

have to hide the set when not in use. Many consumers hang flatpanel TVs like art, often over a Big screens rule for the Big fireplace. Game. “Personally, I don’t recommend As the New York Giants and hanging the TV over the fireplace; the New England Patriots prep for ner and lighter, allowing for more weekly sales. it’s not at eye level,” Soohoo said. Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI, conSales of LCD TVs with screens flexibility in placement. They can “It’s not natural to look upward for sumers nationwide will gravitate to larger television purchases this 50 inches or larger shot up 53 per- go on a wall or in a cabinet or com- a long period of time. I find it very pletely out of sight. cent. Sales of all plasma screens uncomfortable. week. Adding to that pre-Bowl “People want big sizes; 50-, 55-, went up 45 percent (with half “People usually don’t watch TV push: a steady drop in prices. 60-inch or bigger,” Soohoo said. those sales for larger models). standing up; they sit down,” he With an audience of about 110 Meanwhile, prices on many TVs “The TV may look great in the added. “Place your TV where you million viewers during game time, can watch it at sitting level.” Super Bowl Sunday has become a are 25 percent to 40 percent lower store, but then they get it home and say — ohmigod! They don’t than in 2010 for the same size If you do hang the TV above TV-party holiday. know where to put it or didn’t screen and with better quality. the fireplace, seating needs to be “Regardless of teams, what we realize it was that big. farther away to cut down on neck do find each year, people are more According to Consumer Reports, “I think of it like framing a pic- strain. 40- and 42-inch LCD TVs now interested in getting their TV up ture,” he added. “It’s a piece of furWith so many options, compariand running before the Super Bowl average below $500; 60-inch LCD niture. It’s an addition to your TVs have dipped well below son shopping is important. View party begins,” said Leon Soohoo, home. Does the TV look attractive several sets side by side. $1,500. owner of Paradyme Sound and when it’s off?” That’s another incentive to go “Before you buy, you really need Vision in Sacramento and House Beautiful recently asked to look at the TV carefully,” Soohoo big in time for the Big Game. Roseville, Calif. designers how they incorporated “Prices have come down while said. “Walk around and view it Shoppers bought 4.5 million from different angles. new TV sets in the week before the technology keeps going up and up,” TVs into their own living spaces. They found as many solutions as “There are so many choices and 2011 Super Bowl, up from 3.6 mil- Soohoo said. “Picture quality now furniture styles, using all sorts of is unbelievable. No matter what, all the variations are constantly lion in 2010. According to trend changing,” he noted. “It gets contrackers NPD Group, sales of tele- (new sets) are probably better than tables or shelves to set their sets as well as hanging space on walls. fusing, but it’s also thrilling. You what you’re watching now. It’s visions with 40-inch-or-larger Their advice: Make viewing been a nonstop progression.” know more advances are on the screens increased by 12 percent Technology has made TVs thin- comfortable and don’t feel you way.” that week compared with average BY DEBBIE ARRINGTON Sacramento Bee

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Vernon Gentry, one lot, $0. Amy H. McDermott, Steven McDermott, deceased, to Up North Construction LLC, Teresa Douglas, executor, Estate of one lot, $58,000. Richard L. Saunders, Richard Saunders Sr. Kimberly Viancourt, Patrick Viancourt to to HSBC Bank USA, N.A. trustee, Christopher Kleather, Kristi Kleather, one Renaissance Home Equity Loan Assetlot, $341,900. backed, three lots, $0.

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Alfred Bastin, Carol Bastin to Jacklyn Gray, Lawrence Gray, one lot, $119,000. Fifth Third Bank, Western Ohio, Successor trustee, Fifth Third Bank of Lima, Ohio, Kathryn W. Jordan Second Amended and Restated Revocable Living Trust, Kathryn W. Jordan, successor trustee to Kathryn W. Jordan Third amended and Revocable Living Trust, one lot, $0. Heather J. Smith, William E. Smith II to Wright-Patt Credit Union, one lot, $146,700. Kathryn D. Seitz, Princeton to April Seitz, David Seitz, one lot, $0. Marva M. Archibald to Wright-Patt Credit Union, one lot, $74,900. Kit Carstensen, Merri Carstensen to Kit Carstensen, Merri Carstensen, one lot, $0. Carolyn Herrmann, Sylvester Herrmann to Andrew Troy, Nicole Troy, one lot, $0. Andrew Troy, Nicole Troy to Kathleen Lantz, one lot, $45,000. Harlow Builders Inc. to Chad Brogan, Erica Brogan, one lot, $375,000. Estate of John J. Schutz, Roger Luring, trustee to Mary C. Moberly, Richard Moberly, Ronald Moberly, a part lot, $0. Estate of Patricia Ann Taylor to Cloyd Taylor, one lot, $0. Lowell E. Denlinger, successor, Diana S. Denlinger Living Trust to Lowell Denlinger, trustee, Lowell Denlinger amended and restate revocable living trust, one lot, $0.

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COVINGTON Aimee Cain, Marc Cain to Stacie Gillespie, a part tract 0.266 acres, $0. Teddy D. Hale to Citimortgage Inc., one lot, $137,500.

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Susan Spitler, Wayne Spitler to Daniel Oman, Michele Oman, one lot, $98,000. Haven Real Estate Investments LLC to Robert Mitchell, one lot, $0. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Allen McMaken, two part lots, $0.

Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR, Inc., one BETHEL TWP. lot, $29,000. Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Kathleen Williams to Paul Williams, a Inc., one lot, $31,500. Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, part tract 2.507 acres, $0. Bank of New York Mellon Trust Inc., one lot, $31,500. Company N.A., Bank of New York Trust NVR Inc. to Brandon Anatole, one lot, Company N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, $177,500. N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, trustee, Mastr Alternation Loan Trust Mortgage LAURA Pass-through, PNC Bank, N.A., attorney in fact to Claudia Posey, a part tract First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, 1.5012 acres, $59,900. Select Portfolio Servicing Inc., attorney in fact, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., to Lloyd Brumbaugh, two lots, $30,500. BROWN TWP.

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Doris Mangen to Judy Kyle, Doris Mangen, a part tract 2.00 acres, $0.

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Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., POTSDAM Felty & Lembright Co. LPA, FHLMC to Paul Lavy, one lot, $9,000. Citimortgage Inc., First American Asset Joan Marrs, Lewis Marrs to Joan Marrs, Closing Services, National Default REO Lewis Marrs, one lot, $0. Services to St. Rita LLC, one lot, $26,500. Jessica R. Langston, et al to Federal Home Loan Mortgage, two lots, $40,000. TIPP CITY Stephanie Meyer a.k.a. Stephanie Wills to Jamie Slade, Wayne Slade, one lot, Christine Gentry, Darren Gentry to $69,900.

CONCORD TWP. Christine Cox, David Cox to Christine Cox, David Cox, one lot, $0.

ELIZABETH TWP. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Michelle Mergler, Scott Mergler, a tract 10.001 acres, $200,000.

MONROE TWP. Benjamin Voisard, Jennifer Voisard to Melinda Drake, Timothy Drake, a part tract 0.97 acres, $115,000. Andrew M. Brazie, trustee, Nichols Keystone Inheritance Trust to Andrew Brazie, a part tract 3.099 acres, $0. Andrew Brazie, Savetka Brazie to Larry Nichols, Lilian Nichols, a part tract 3.099 acres, $0. Bonnie Jordan to Federal Home Loan Mortgage, one lot, $124,000.

SPRINGCREEK TWP. Estate of Joseph H. Cotrell to Judith Cotrell, 0.394 acres, $0.

STAUNTON TWP. Deborah Frey a.k.a. Deborah Hess to Deron Frey, a part 1 acres, 0.085 acres, 4.362 acres, $0.

UNION TWP. Dorothy J. Smith, trustee, Richard K. Smith, trustee, Smith Family Trust to Valeria J. Berry, Allen Smith, a part tract 0.185 acres, 0.105 acres, $0. James D. Haupt, Joyce Ann Haupt to Kimberly Morrison, T. Scott Morrison, a part tract 25 acres, $232,000. Nelson Wackler, Patricia Wackler to Jamie K. Gregorovic, trustee, Wackler Family Preservation Trust, a part tract 0.436 acres, 0.281 acres, $0. Gerald Little, Peggy Little to Betty Cross, Gail Cross, a part tract, 7.017 acres, $78,000.

WASHINGTON TWP. Jerry L. Clark, trustee, Joyce L. Clark, trustee to Angelli Denmon, Howard Denmon, one lot, $250,000.

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Select-Arc, Inc. is seeking a Robotic Welding Technician to work at its Fort Loramie, OH headquarters. Candidates should possess a good mechanical aptitude, have a basic knowledge of all robotic peripheral equipment and exercise good written and oral communications skills. Primary job responsibilities include demonstrating the programming of robotic arc welding and fixturing, performing file management tasks and utilizing the knowledge of the robot teach pendent and program. CWI and CRAW training is a plus.

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Apply on-line: www.wilsonhospital.com Or send resume to: Human Resources Department, Wilson Memorial Hospital, 915 W. Michigan Street, Sidney, OH 45365

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EMS COORDINATOR The EMS Coordinator will develop and implement a comprehensive EMS Program for the Hospital and Shelby County. Assumes responsibility for coordination of quality improvement review, medical direction and continuing education for pre-hospital care providers in the hospital’s service area. Facilitates building of relationships between and among EMS providers, the facility and the Emergency Department Physicians and Staff and will improve patient care while expanding the hospital role in the pre-hospital arena. Qualified candidates will have a state licensure as EMT/ Paramedic with a minimum of five years of progressive experience as well as an Ohio Registered Nurse License with emergency care experience and EMS management preferred. We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package including medical, dental vision, long-term disability, life insurance and 401(k). Apply on-line: www.wilsonhospital.com Or send resume to: Human Resources Department, Wilson Memorial Hospital, 915 W. Michigan Street, Sidney, OH 45365

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Select-Arc, Inc. is seeking qualified test welding technicians to work in its Fort Loramie laboratory facility conducting welding inspections and product evaluations. Candidates must have general welding training or possess general welding experience with the capability of providing quality inspection welding work. Process training in FCAW or GMAW a plus.

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MINI AUSSIE-POO puppies, brown, merle and Vet checked. black. $ 2 0 0 - $ 3 5 0 . (567)204-5232

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SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 9:30 AM

1998 SUZUKI KATANA GX7 18,900 miles, asking $2000. Call (937)710-3559

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Nichlas J. Hildebran, Executor Dennis Donnelly, Attorney for the Estate Miami County Probate No. 88176

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