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Adams expects vote by end of week BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer


to 70 mph. Ohio legislators are revving up If passed, the long journey back the pace of the state’s transporta- home to Troy could be a slightly tion budget bill, which includes an faster trip for state Rep. Dr. amendment to increase certain Richard Adams. stretches of Ohio’s interstates up Adams, who is a member of the

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transportation committee, said a vote to increase Ohio’s speed limit in rural areas of the state’s major interstates to 70 mph could be expected by the end of the week. “I think there’s a safety feature here,” Adams said, while he was driving on Interstate 70 west from Columbus to Troy on Friday after-

noon.”If you are going 65 mph, everybody passes you. And then you hit about 70 and you’re kind of going with the flow — so, in about a week or two, you’ll know if you can go faster.” Adams said he understands why legislators feel the need to increase the speed in certain areas of the state’s interstate system and



NEW YORK (AP) — Crowds cheered and bagpipes bellowed as New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade kicked off Saturday, and people with a fondness for anything Irish began a weekend of festivities from the Louisiana bayou to Dublin. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday. See Page A5.

Gunshot victim shows up at UVMC BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer

Irish dancers relish day Irish dancing is as integral to St. Patrick’s Day as are shamrocks — and nobody knows that better than the McGovern Ceili Dancers. Based out of Dayton and led by Shelagh McGovern, the dance group is performing two shows in Troy on St. Patrick’s Day. See Valley, Page B1.


The Adams Street bridge will close for a few days sometime the week of April 1 for contractors to perform electrical work.

Electrical work on bridge scheduled for early April


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BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer The Adams Street Bridge is projected to be closed a few days in April to allow for final electrical work to be completed. DP&L’s contractor Wigro Construction will perform the electrical work — planned to begin sometime the week of April 1 — to coordinate with Troy City

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The focus of Pope Francis’ papacy began to emerge Saturday as he offered some intimate insights into the conclave that elected him pontiff, describing how he was immediately inspired to name himself after St. Francis of Assisi because he wants to see a church that is “for the poor.” His comments provided further evidence that this first Latin American papa-

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Schools’ spring break, said City Engineer Deborah Swan. “They expect it will take only three days, hopefully less than that,” Swan said. “At this point in time, I don’t know exactly which three days.” The city plans to keep the bridge open overnight, once crews leave for the day, she added. “It should be simple. It’s not great that we have to have it closed, but we’re operating now on temporary (electrical work),” Swan said. The work, centered between Water Street and the bridge, is

related to the electric distribution system rather than lighting on the bridge. Open in mid-October, the new Adams Street Bridge cost more than $6 million and required about 16 months of construction. Plans began in 2007 to replace the deteriorating two-lane bridge, which is used by more than 10,000 vehicles a day. Mayor Michael Beamish, city officials and residents praised the new bridge for its historic and safety features when it was unveiled in October. The first bridge in that location over the Great Miami River was constructed in 1876 and then replaced in 1913, before being reconstructed in 1922.

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A 20-year-old female was transported to Upper Valley Medical Center by the family member who allegedly shot her by accident, according to the Troy Police Department. Police officials said Brooke Randall, 20, arrived at the Upper Valley Medical Center with nonlife threatening gunshot wounds to the arm and leg in the early morning hours Saturday. Authorities said Randall was shot once and suffered injuries to her arm and leg and was later transported by ambulance to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Randall was listed as being discharged from Miami Valley Hospital Saturday afternoon. According to her statement to police officials, she was transported to the hospital by her brother, who accidentally shot her after an argument involving her relationship with a boyfriend. The incident allegedly took place at Randall’s mother’s house located in the 1300 block of Maplecrest Drive. The brother of the victim has not been questioned by authorities and police are still trying to locate him, but are not treating him as a suspect. According to Capt. Joe Long, the Troy Police Department was dispatched to the 1300 block of Maplecrest Drive several times prior to the incident, which is being treated as an accident until authorities contact Randall’s brother who is believed to have been responsible for the injuries.

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cy would be one that looks beyond the confines of the church itself to the most disadvantaged, named for a 13th-century friar who renounced a wealthy, dissolute lifestyle to embrace a life of poverty and simplicity and go out in the countryside to preach a message of joy and peace. “Let me tell you a story,” Pope Francis began in a break from his prepared

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Obama aim: Keep Mideast troubles on simmer WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama steps into the Middle East’s political cauldron this coming week, he won’t be seeking any grand resolution for the region’s vexing problems. His goal will be trying to keep the troubles, from Iran’s suspected pursuit of a nuclear weapon to the bitter discord between Israelis and Palestinians, from boiling over on his watch. Obama arrives in Jerusalem on Wednesday for his first trip to Israel as president. His first priority will be resetting his ofttroubled relationship with now-weakened Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and evaluating the new coalition government Netanyahu laboriously cobbled together. The president also will

look to boost his appeal to a skeptical Israeli public, as well as to frustrated Palestinians. “This is not about accomplishing anything now. This is what I call a down payment trip,” said Aaron David Miller, an adviser on Mideast peace to six secretaries of state who is now at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. For much of Obama’s first term, White House officials saw little reason for him to go to the region without a realistic chance for a peace accord between the Israelis and Palestinians. But, with the president’s one attempt at a U.S.-brokered deal thwarted in his first term and the two sides even more at odds, the White House has shifted thinking.

Officials now see the lowered expectations as a chance to create space for frank conversations between Obama and both sides about what it will take to get back to the negotiating table. The president will use his face-toface meetings to “persuade both sides to refrain from taking provocative unilateral actions that could be self-defeating,” said Haim Malka, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The trip gives Obama the opportunity to meet Netanyahu on his own turf, and that could help ease the tension that has at times defined their relationship. The leaders have tangled over Israeli settlements and how to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Netanyahu also famously

lectured the president in front of the media during a 2011 meeting in the Oval Office, and later made no secret of his fondness for Republican challenger Mitt Romney in last year’s presidential campaign. Beyond Mideast peace, the two leaders have similar regional goals, including ending the violence in Syria and containing the political tumult in Egypt, which has a decades-old peace treaty with Israel. The president’s trip comes at a time of political change for Israel. Netanyahu’s power was diminished in January elections, and he struggled to form a government. He finally reached a deal on Friday with rival parties, creating a coalition that brings the centrist Yesh Atid and pro-settler Jewish Home parties into the gov-

ernment and excludes the ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties for the first time in a decade. The coalition will be sworn in Monday, two days before Obama’s arrival. White House press secretary Jay Carney on Saturday congratulated Israelis on their new government. He said the president looked forward to working closely with Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders to address common challenges and advance shared interests in peace and security in the region. Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, acknowledged that with a new government, “you don’t expect to close the deal on any one major initiative.” But he said starting those conversations now “can frame those

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its spending on those funds to road and bridge projects within 75 miles of the Turnpike. The updated measure also calls for freezing toll rates for local E-ZPass users through 2023 on trips of 30 miles or less. It does not cap tolls for other motorists. The toll freeze on shortrange trips and the funding guarantee for northern

Ohio were part of the original turnpike proposal laid out by Kasich, but the administration had backed off both, citing concern that placing too many restrictions on the spending of the money would diminish the value of the financial deal. Attempts to add both provisions in the budget-writing Ohio House Finance Committee were rejected.

State transportation officials also have said the funding guarantee for northern Ohio will make it difficult to spend all the proceeds north of U.S. 30 and a mandate could keep vital projects in other regions of the state from getting funded. Northern Ohio communities have countered that they have paid a higher proportion of the tolls on the Turnpike and are dependent on the 241-mile toll road that cuts runs across northern Ohio from Pennsylvania to Indiana. The bond deal was pitched by Kasich as a way to address a looming $1.6 billion hole in the state transportation budget. Other parts of the bill included bigger semi-truck trailers and the proposed increase limits for trucks to haul heavier load laws. The legislation still requires a full Senate vote and a sign-off by the House.

Francis is also the man of peace. That is how the name came into my heart: Francis of Assisi.” The pope said some have wondered whether his name was a reference to other Franciscan figures, including St. Frances de Sales or even the co-founder of the pope’s own Jesuit order, Francis Xavier. But he said the inspiration was Francis of Assisi. Sitting in the vast Vatican auditorium, Francis continued: “For me, he is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation. These days we don’t have a very good relationship with creation, do we?” he said. “He is the man who gives us this spirit of peace, the poor man.” “Oh how I would like a church which is poor and for the poor!” Francis said, sighing. He then joked that some other cardinals suggested

other names: Hadrian VI, after a great church reformer a reference to the need for the pope to clean up the Vatican’s messy bureaucracy. Someone else suggested Clement XV, to get even with Clement XIV, who suppressed the Jesuit order in 1773. The pope’s admiration for Francis’ simplicity is evident in his own lifestyle: the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio would take the bus to work, lived in a Spartan apartment where he would turn the heat off on weekends and cook his own meals. In one of his first acts as pope, Francis phoned the Vatican ambassador in Buenos Aires and told him to put out the word that he didn’t want ordinary Argentines flocking to Rome for his installation Mass, urging them to use the money instead for charity. Bergoglio never favored liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired view that Jesus’ teachings imbue followers with a duty to fight for social and economic justice, because of its alliances with armed leftist

guerrilla movements in the 1970s. But as a priest and later archbishop, he saw to it that every slum in Buenos Aires had a chapel and fostered many outreach programs, supporting former prostitutes and drug addicts and washing the feet of rehab patients. When the economy collapsed in 2001, and Argentines lost faith in their politicians, he denounced capitalist excesses and corruption from the pulpit. His addresses and homilies often circle back to the need for the church to rivet its attention on issues of economic failings, including the growing divides between the comfortable and needy, and the pressures of Westernstyle capitalism. His election to the papacy has raised questions about how he will translate that message on a global scale, given the global economic crisis and vast inequalities among the rich and poor and at home, given allegations of corruption in the Holy See’s governance and continued problems of the Vatican’s own bank, the Institute for Religious Works.

■ CONTINUED FROM A1 reminds the public that the increase in the speed only applies to rural areas of interstate routes. “The nice thing about it is that it only affects rural areas,” Adams said. Adams said the amendment to increase the speed limit of the open stretches of the state’s interstates was just one of the many additions to the bill from Senate members before it was decided to send the bill to committee. “The Senate folded two bills into one, including House Bill 51,” Adams said, referring to the bill to sell bonds to outsource the Ohio Turnpike. “Rather than take action, it was referred to committee.” The Ohio proposal, which passed the committee 7-2, would set the maximum speed limit for interstate freeway outerbelts in urban areas at 65 mph and on freeways in congested

How do Ohio’s limits compare? How do Ohio’s speed limits compare to other states’ speed limits? According to the Associated Press, the higher limit on non-urban interstate highways passed a key committee vote on March 12. Raising the limit would bring the transportation-heavy state in line with all but 16 other states that limit non-truck drivers in rural areas to 65 mph or less. The 65 mph limit for cars and other light vehicles is prevalent in New England and remains the rural rule in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and a few other states, according to data compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Hawaii’s highest posted limit is 60 mph. Most states with higher limits allow non-truck drivers to go 70 mph or 75 mph, according to institute data. Utah allows drivers in certain regions to go as fast as 80 mph, and 85 mph is allowed in areas of Texas.

areas at 55 mph. According to the Associated Press, the state Senate Transportation Committee revised the legislation Monday also to include a new guarantee that 90 percent of proceeds from a $1.5 billion Ohio Turnpike bond sale proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich go to northern Ohio. That was done through language that lim-



■ CONTINUED FROM A1 text during an audience for a few thousand journalists and Vatican communications officials in the Vatican’s auditorium. Francis then described how during the conclave he was comforted by his friend, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, as the votes were going his way and it seemed “a bit dangerous” that he would reach the two-thirds necessary to be elected. When the threshold was reached, applause erupted in the frescoed Sistine Chapel. “He (Hummes) hugged me. He kissed me. He said, ‘Don’t forget about the poor!’” Francis recalled. “And those words came to me: The poor. The poor. Then right away, thinking of the poor, I thought of Francis of Assisi. Then I thought of all the wars as the votes were being counted, until the end.

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which goes to the American Legion Post No. 586. Food will be available for pur• BREAKFAST SET: chase from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Pleasant Hill VFW • TEAM RALLY: The Post 6557, 7578 W Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will C o m m u n i t y next Miami County Relay for Life team meeting will offer made-to-order breakCalendar be at 6:30 p.m. at the Miami fast from 8- 11 a.m. Valley Centre Mall Everything is a la carte. CONTACT US Community Room. For • VIEW FROM THE more information about the VISTA: Brukner Nature American Cancer Society Center will offer its View Relay For Life of Miami from the Vista from 2-4 Call Melody County, call (888) 227p.m. Join members of the 6446, Ext. 4209, or visit Brukner Bird Club for a Vallieu at relaxing afternoon in the 440-5265 to MiamiCounty. Tree-top Vista. Enjoy list your free • GUEST SPEAKER: home-baked refreshments The Stillwater Civil War calendar and the camaraderie of Roundtable will have Cliff birding as participants items.You Eckle from the Ohio learn all about our spring can send Historical Society speak on migrants. All levels of birdyour news by e-mail to the Civil War flag collection ers are invited to participate. in Columbus at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural • FLOOD PRESENTACenter, Troy. Participants TION: “Remember the will learn about efforts to Promises Made in the save regimental battle flags Attic: The 100th that that are in delicate condition. Anniversary of the Dayton Flood of 1913 Civic agendas and the Legacy of the Event,â€? will be pre• The Concord Township Trustees will sented at 2:30 p.m. at the center, 1000 meet at the Concord Township Memorial Aullwood Road, Dayton. Leon Bey, retired Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy. Dayton Metro Library historian, will turn • Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will back the pages of history to look at an meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 210 event that changed the lives of many forW. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill. ever. With more than 50 photographs of the Great Dayton Flood of 1913, Bey will discuss the flood devastation, cleanup and WEDNESDAY the plan to build dams to protect the Miami Valley. • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis • BREAKFAST SET: The American Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will have at the Troy Country Club. Mayor Michael an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 Beamish, mayor of the city of Troy, will a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs, give a recap of the State of the City bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, address and answer any questions from toast hash browns, waffles, french toast, the group. For more information, contact pancakes, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices. Donn Craig, vice president, at (937) 418TODAY


MONDAY • BUDDY READING: Buddy reading at the Milton-Union Public Library will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program for elementaryage students is designed to help increase reading skills and comprehension. An adult or teenage volunteer will be available to aid students with their reading goals. • CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners, a group of women who get together on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library to listen to an audio book and work on projects, will meet. It may be needlework, making greeting cards or another hobby. • BLOOD DRIVES: A blood drive will be from 3-7 p.m. at Covington Eagles, 715 E. Broadway Ave., Covington. A charcoal grey “Blood Donor — Keep Calm and Carry On — Saving Livesâ€? T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate. Schedule an appointment at www. or visit www.GivingBlood. org for more information. • DATE CHANGED: The Elizabeth Township Trustees have changed the date of their meeting 7 p.m. today at the township building, instead of Wednesday. • BOE MEETING: The Tipp City Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for March 25 has been rescheduled for today at 6:30 p.m. at the board of education office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive, Tipp City. • REUBEN SANDWICHES: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will present reuben sandwiches for $5 from 6- 7:30 p.m. 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 Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 5 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy. (January, February and July, meetings are on 2nd Monday.)

TUESDAY • MONTHLY MEETING: The American Business Women’s Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Harrison’s on Second banquet room, Tipp City. The evening will include dinner, socializing, raffle baskets and more. A style show will be provided by the Savvy Squirrel Boutique, an upscale ladies consignment store, located in downtown Troy. For more information, call Judy at 216-0816 or email • TINY TOTS: A tiny tots program will be from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. This interactive program is for children birth to 3 and their parents or caregivers. • TRUSTEES MEET: The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. • CHARITY AUCTION: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will host a charity quarter auction presented by DSE. Vendors will donate products for a Chinese raffle. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for viewing auction items and seating. Admission is $2,

1888. • STORY HOUR: Milton-Union Public Library story hours at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Story hour is open to children ages 35 and their caregiver. Programs include puppet shows, stories and crafts. Contact the library at (937) 698-5515 for details about the weekly themes. • BRUKNER ROCK PROGRAM: Brukner Gem and Mineral Club will have Mike Manning as a speaker at 7 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. The presentation will be on “The Many Faces of Quartz; The Differences Between Quartz, Agate, Flint, Chert and Chalcedony.â€? Rock and mineral samples will be on display and guests are invited to the free talk. • HOME SCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Brukner Nature Center will offer its Home School Nature Club “Salamander Sleuthâ€? from 2-4 p.m. Sign up your home schooled student for an afternoon of discovery as participants explore the issues of wildlife rehabilitation and metamorphosis. Staff naturalists have developed hands-on lesson plans to explain these concepts using live wildlife and outdoor exploration. The fee is $2.50 for BNC members and $5 for nonmembers. Registration and payment are due by 5 p.m. the Monday before the program. • BLOOD DRIVES: A blood drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy. A charcoal grey “Blood Donor — Keep Calm and Carry On — Saving Livesâ€? T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate. Schedule an appointment at or visit for more information. • EQUINOX WALK: A spring equinox walk will be at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Enjoy an invigorating afternoon walk to celebrate the beginning of spring at 7:02 a.m. Look for swelling tree buds, early blooming wildflowers, greening grass, singing birds and other natural signs that tell us that Spring has finally arrived. • WACO LECTURE: A WACO Adult Lecture will be offered at at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Walt Hoy presenting a program called “Catch a Falling Star,â€? the story of catching spy satellites in mid-air over the Pacific Ocean, at the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call the WACO Air Museum at (937) 335-WACO or visit www.wacoair • SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami Valley Troy Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Barnhart Road, Troy. Use the entrance at the side of the building. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (937) 291-3332. Civic agendas • The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy. • The Covington Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Covington Middle School for a regular board meeting.

THURSDAY • CARRY-IN: The Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First St., will have a carry-in lunch with bingo to follow. For more information, call 667-3601. • TAX HELP: AARP volunteer tax preparation assistance for retirees will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The volunteers accept clients on a first-come, firstserved basis. Bring photo ID and Social Security number.

‘Rock star’ scholarship offered MIAMI VALLEY — The Life is A Journey — Don’t Stop Believing Scholarship Fund of the Tippecanoe Community Foundation is accepting nominations of graduating students who attend high school in Miami and Greene, Montgomery counties who are planning to continue their education at any college, university, trade or technical school. The scholarship is to celebrate the life of Belinda Prewitt and her strength in her fight against cancer. Prewitt was an advocate in helping “What A Girl Wants� Events for a Cure that raises money for breast cancer care and research. The scholarship was created for those everyday rock

stars, and will be awarded to a student who has gone above and beyond to assist their family during a time when a family member has suffered a medical crisis, giving up the carefree life of youth to become a care giver. Rock star applicants must be nominated by a family member, mentor or close friend. What a Girl Wants organizers believe the process of healing involves family and friends coming together to create a support system. Young people often become key members of that support system. When they do, these young people become a solid “rock� in their families, and so, are called rock stars within the organzation. The scholarship will be

awarded in the amount of $1,000. To nominate a student for this award, visit The Troy Foundation’s website at and complete the nomination instructions under the found “Scholarship� tab and the Forms and Applications page in blue box on right. Nominations are due by March 25 and can be mailed to: The Life is A Journey — Don’t Stop Believing Scholarship Fund, care of The Troy 216 W. Foundation, Franklin St., Troy, OH 45373. For more information, contact Lisa Reynolds at 339-8935 or lreynolds@

Relay for Life team rally set for March 19 The Miami County Relay For Life’s next team rally will be at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Miami Valley Centre Mall Community Room. Organizers will be recognizing team captains, having a mission trivia game where participants can win Relay items, presenting individual and team awards and talking about a “Zero To Hero� challenge. Miami County Public Health also will be there to

PIQUA talk about rules and regulations to prepare and sell food at the event. The Team Recruitment Challenge also is ongoing. Steve Baker (WHIO-TV Northern Bureau Chief), Kathy Sherman (Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce president) and Mark Kaufman (ACS income development representative) have agreed to take a pie in the face

from a participating team during opening ceremonies of the event if 90 percent of Miami County’s teams have at least five registered members by the end of the day March 24. This is the next to last rally before Relay on May 3-4. For more information about the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Miami County call (888) 227-6446, Ext. 4209, or visit www.relayforlife. org/MiamiCounty.

Tri-county pond clinic set for April 16 in Covington COVINGTON — The annual Tri-County Soil & Water Conservation District Pond Clinic will be offered at 6:30 p.m. April 16 at the home of Dan and Tawni Batdorf, 9291 N. State Route 48, Covington. Personnel from Miami, Darke and Shelby SWCDs,

the OSU Extension and Division of Wildlife will be on hand to answer pond questions. An informal question-and-answer session on weed identification (bring samples) will be prior to the 6 p.m. start. The agenda will include fish stocking and aquatic

plant management, managing stratification, wildlife management and more. Participants should bring their own chairs or blankets and dress for the weather. For more information, call the Miami SWCD at 335-7645.

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Texarkana (Ark.) Gazette on North Korea: Let’s not hold our breath over the latest United Nations sanctions against North Korea for pursuing nuclear weapons capability. We will turn blue and pass out long before the megalomaniacs running the rogue nation give up their nuclear ambitions. Many believe the latest round of sanctions only will aid Kim Jong Un’s propaganda machine by shoring up nationalist fervor. The latest sanctions will affect only the North Korean elite class. The majority of North Koreans already live in abject poverty and have been hit hardest by previous sanctions. The newest Security Council punishment cracks down on the sale of luxury items. … The ruling class that will be hit by these latest sanctions lacks the numbers — most likely the guts — to mount much of a protest. So Kim Jong Un, like his late father, Kim Jong Il, will bluster about the UN being controlled by the U.S. which, North Koreans believe, bullies the smaller nation. Even as their stomachs rumble and they lack medical aid, North Korea’s masses embrace nationalism in this David and Goliath scenario. They will consider their nation at war. … The world’s diplomatic options are limited, but there is one flicker of hope — although it rests with a nation we cannot exactly call an ally. North Korea’s rulers have managed to carry on despite previous sanctions because China has skirted the crackdowns and provided oil and food. That has kept the country going through famine, disasters and the biggest disaster of all, poor leadership. … North Korea will continue its slow, steady efforts to arm itself with nukes. We only hope China’s disenchantment with the leadership there steadily and swiftly grows. The Jerusalem Post on Hungary’s Jews: The populist, conservative prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, is once again at odds with the European Union. As part of a wider campaign to consolidate and perpetuate right-wing control over central Hungarian institutions, from the courts and the press to religious expression and confidential information, the Hungarian parliament — two-thirds of which is controlled by Orban’s Fidesz party — is poised to vote in amendments to the country’s constitution that the Council of Europe, the body responsible for defending human rights in the EU, has warned will put Hungary’s democratic checks and balances at risk. This is not the first time Budapest has clashed with Brussels. Last year, similar amendments to the constitution proposed by Hungary’s parliament were sharply opposed by the EU. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso launched “infringement proceedings” in a successful bid to torpedo the laws. … Now the Hungarian prime minister is back to his old tricks. Hiding behind the claim that the amendment proposals are “private bills,” Orban wants to institute limitations on political advertising in commercial media, make recognition of religious groups dependent on cooperation with the government and curb the constitutional court’s powers. The Jewish community, which numbers about 100,000, has served as the canary in Hungary’s coal mine. As the history of civilization demonstrates, whether in Catholic Spain, in Nazi Germany or in Hamas-controlled Gaza, anti-Jewish sentiments are an unfailing prognosis of wider trends of antagonism to democratic ideals and freedom. And Hungary is no exception. … Hungary is a sorrowful example of how rampant anti- Semitism can be a surefire barometer for reactionary, antidemocratic trends. Wherever Jews live in an atmosphere of antagonism and fear, it is likely that democratic checks and balances and other ideals of an open society are in the process of being dismantled.

THEY SAID IT “We delivered supplies to a place that was building homes for people who were living in a dump. They were literally living in a dump. It felt good to be helping those people.” — Troy sixth-grader Dominic Wenrick, on his church mission trip to Nicaragua “There’s just so much going on in the state. It’s very, very hard to know what’s going on. There’s some unrest for teachers. We just need to relax.” — Troy City Schools Superintendent Eric Herman, on Ohio’s changes in education “I think he sounds like a wonderful man. He is the son of immigrant Italians; his father was a railroad worker. He’s taught and mentored people for the priesthood and is very humble — he prefers to ride public transportation instead of a limo.” — The Rev. Fr. Jim Duell, of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Troy, on the election of Pope Francis I

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Charlotte-Richmond finish an embarrassment I hate gamesmanship. As the sports editor of a small hometown newspaper, I see many things in many different sports that disgust me, both locally and nationally. And although I’ve only been a sports writer for nine years now, I like to say I’ve seen a little of everything — and every time I say that, something new happens. But the finish of Thursday’s Atlantic 10 tournament college basketball game was a whole new level of asinine officiating, spurred on by desperate players who stop playing the game itself and dishonor themselves and their sport by doing whatever it takes to win. Charlotte, which trailed by three points at 63-60 with five seconds left in the game, hit eight free throws in those final five seconds — thanks to three technical fouls dished out on Richmond by referees in reward for cunning and deceitful plays on Charlotte’s part. The first was the worst, however, and it was the game-changing one. With Charlotte’s Pierria Henry on the free throw line for a oneand-one, Richmond’s Derrick Williams and Charlotte’s Willie Clayton jockeyed for position for a potential rebound on the first

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist attempt. Which is a nice way of saying that Clayton draped himself all over Williams intentionally, leaning on top of him and even appearing to reach around his head for a hug at one point. It’s a dirty trick that players use often to incite anger in the opposition, and Williams did the dumbest thing any player can do — let it work. He aggressively shoved the dead weight that was Clayton to the ground … with Clayton flailing his arms around and slapping the floor hard when he landed to sell it. Henry’s free throw was good anyway, but the referees hit Williams with a technical foul even though Clayton had so obviously instigated the whole thing. But officials never — I repeat, never —

punish the instigator. They’re trained to see and recognize everything going on on the floor, but they always miss what leads up to a play like that — and it’s a crime. So Henry got two more free throws on top of the ones he already had, all because his teammate was playing with the officials’ minds instead of playing basketball. Henry hit all four free throws, putting the Spiders behind 64-63 and forcing them to foul to get the ball back because, after a technical foul, the team shooting free throws gets possession of the ball, too. Charlotte in-bounded the ball to Henry at the half-court line, and he wisely chucked up a shot as a Richmond player came to commit a foul. The refs — rightfully this time — decided that Henry was in the act of shooting, granting him three more free throws and causing Richmond coach Chris Mooney to lose his mind. Mooney was hit with two technical fouls — four more free throws and the ball for Charlotte — and ejected from the game. Richmond lost the game 68-63, but Charlotte certainly didn’t win. In fact, all of basketball — nay, all of sports — lost.

Had that first technical foul not been called, Richmond would never have been losing and put in the position where it had to commit that final foul that led to the seven game-sealing free throws. When the referees rewarded Clayton for his cowardly, dirty, dishonorable play, they wrapped up and put a ribbon on the gift victory for Charlotte. It’s one thing if it’s a legitimate foul in the closing seconds — like the Troy Christian-Delphos St. John’s boys Division IV regional final on Friday. Sure, the debate is still sound whether the official should call the foul or let the game go to overtime. In the end, the players still decided the game — a high school sophomore had to overcome a mountain of pressure to hit free throws in a tie game with three seconds left. But it’s entirely different thing when technical or intentional fouls are thrown around in the same kind of situation. Especially when they’re not earned. Lesson to all you kids out there: Play the game. Don’t play the refs.


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Spectators watch as the Chicago River is dyed green ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Chicago Saturday. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances.

Revelers worldwide begin to mark St. Patrick’s Day presented Bloomberg with a historic Irish teapot earlier. “The Irish are found in every borough, every corner of New York,” Kenny said at a holiday breakfast. “In previous generations they came heartbroken and hungry, in search of new life, new hope; today they come in search of opportunity to work in finance, fashion, film.” Hundreds of thousands lined the parade route in New York, cheering the marching bands, dance troupes and politicians. “We’re crazy, the Irish, we’re funny and we talk to everyone,” said 23-year-old Lauren Dawson, of Paramus, N.J., who came to her first St. Patrick’s Day parade. In downtown Chicago, thousands along the Chicago River cheered as workers on a boat dumped dye into the water, turning it a bright fluorescent green for at least a few hours in an eye-catching local custom.

In a sea of people in green shirts, coats, winter hats, sunglasses and even wigs and beards, 29-yearold Ben May managed to stand out. The Elkhart, Ind., man wore a full leprechaun costume, complete with a tall green hat he had to hold onto in the wind. “I’ve got a little Irish in me, so I’m supporting the cause,” he said. May bought the outfit online to wear to Notre Dame football games. But he figured it was fitting for this occasion too. “I probably will get to drink for free,” he said, after posing for a photograph with a group of women. “That’s what I’m hoping,” said his girlfriend, Angela Gibson. Kenny, who visited Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day last year, was again making the holiday a jumping-off point for an extended trip to the U.S., with stops in Washington and on the West Coast over the ensuing several days.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Crowds cheered and bagpipes bellowed as New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade kicked off Saturday, and people with a fondness for anything Irish began a weekend of festivities from the Louisiana bayou to Dublin. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled for Saturday instead because of religious observances. In New York, the massive parade, which predates the United States, was led by 750 members of the New York Army National Guard. The 1st Battalion of the 69th Infantry has been marching in the parade since 1851. Michael Bloomberg took in his last St. Patrick’s Day parade as mayor, waving to a cheering crowd as snowflakes fell on Fifth Avenue. Marching just behind him was Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Returning to the national stage, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Saturday that the Republican Party must broaden its message to grow. “We must leave no American behind,” she said in a populist speech that electrified supporters at a conservative summit in suburban Washington. “And we must share our powerful message of freedom and liberty to all citizens, even those who may disagree on some issues.” Palin has maintained a low profile during last year’s election. She’s expected to play a limited role in the future of the GOP but shared several recommendations Saturday. Instead of focusing on rebuilding the Republican Party, she said that party leaders should focus on rebuilding the middle class. She jabbed President Barack Obama and the Republican professional class alike, urging the crowd to reject the ideas of political consultants and pollsters, taking a not-sosubtle dig at Karl Rove, a former adviser to President George W. Bush and a co-founder of outside group Crossroads USA. “The architects can head on back … to the great Lone Star State, and put their name on some ballot, though, for their sake, I hope they give themselves a discount on their consulting services,” she quipped. But Palin saved her most pointed criticism for the president, likening him to Ponzi-scheme felon Bernie Madoff. Taking a shot at the president’s call for universal background checks on gun owners, she said, “Dandy idea, Mr. President should have started with yours.”


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Toledo fraternal society ‘fading into the sunset’ TOLEDO (AP) — Downtown Toledo’s crumbling Pythian Castle is, in some ways, a metaphor for America’s declining participation in its service organizations. Although the nation’s population is larger than it was generations ago, many fraternal organizations and similar groups have declined since the 1960s. Freemasonry membership, for example, has slipped since it peaked at 4.1 million members in America in 1959. Its latest domestic tally of 1.3 million members in 2011, the most recent figures available, hit a new low, according to figures posted online by the Masonic Service Association of North America. The Knights of Pythias, the fraternal order that built downtown’s Pythian Castle in 1890 and occupied much of the architecturally rare building for decades, most closely associates itself with Masons. Both have ceremonial rituals steeped in longstanding customs, especial-

ly as members advance in rank. Both have reputations as “secretive” societies, although that appears in recent years, at least to have been overplayed. L. Keith Stooksberry, Jr., 64, of Findlay, supreme vice chancellor of the Knights of Pythias international brotherhood, said he finds questions about secrecy amusing. “We have a password,” Mr. Stooksberry said. “But it’s not like nonmembers are beating down our doors and trying to sneak in.” The Knights of Pythias, which has a female counterpart called Pythian Sisters, was founded Feb. 19, 1864, in Washington by a man named Justus H. Rathbone to promote brotherly love among the North and South during the Civil War and became the first American fraternal organization recognized by Congress. The name was derived from an 1821 play by Irish poet and playwright John Banim based on the ancient Greek story of Damon and

Pythias. The two, as the story goes, were members of a school founded by Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher and mathematician. Their friendship was such a steel-like bond each was willing to die for the other. The Knights of Pythias does not have a religious affiliation, but requires members to believe in a supreme being. It uses the Bible as its book of law. Its purpose is to promote peace, harmony, friendship, and kindness. The group’s secrecy prompted President Abraham Lincoln, in 1864, to have its original 13 members brought before him. The group claims Mr. Lincoln was so impressed by what he heard that he recommended they apply to Congress for a charter. “If we could but bring its spirit to all our citizenry, what a wonderful thing it would be,” the group quoted Mr. Lincoln as saying about the Pythians. “It breathes the spirit of friendship, charity, and benevolence.”

Trustees have purchased some playground equipment to be installed this spring. They also will be adding a brick walkway to the gazebo that was moved from the village’s Tommy Lewis Park. Trustees have applied to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for grant monies for an asphalt walking track around the perimeter of the park. If successful, the township would pay 25 percent of the cost, which would be around $35,000. The township trustees are looking for input from the community on whether residents believe this is a good idea or not. Residents are asked to respond to the question, and make any other comments, by emailing newtontownshippark@ Residents should include their name and address with their response so trustees can validate that it is from a resident within Newton Township; otherwise, the response will be discarded. Residents are asked to reply by March 30. The trustees meet at 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month.

to benefit six Miami County nonprofit organizations. Big Max is a chocolate rabbit formerly made by Max Winans, co-founder of Winans Chocolates and Coffees. Max Winans would make the giant chocolate rabbit to show off in the stores during Easter time. The bunny has not been made for nearly 30 years. This year, in honor of her father, Laurie Reiser decided to have a Big Max made, and profits from the raffle will go to Children’s Summer International Village, the Troy High School musical, Johnston Farm Indian Agency, St. Patrick School, Hospice of Miami County and Piqua Catholic Schools. Chances are $3 for one chance, $5 for two chances and $10 for five chances and are available at Winans’ Miami County locations. One winner will be notified March 30.


FFA member competes PLAIN CITY — On March 9, Madeline Davis competed in the State FFA Public Speaking Contest held at Tolles Technical Center in Plain City. She is a sophomore and first year member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter. Davis com- DAVIS peted in the Advanced Creed Speaking competition and placed fifth in her heat. She advanced to the state contest after placing second at the sub-district and second at the district contests earlier in February. During the contest, Davis recited the FFA creed and answered questions on her interpretation of it. The FFA creed was written in 1933 by E.M. Tiffany. It is a requirement of all Greenhand FFA Degree recipients to learn and explain the FFA creed.

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Documentary looks at poverty TROY — Partners in Hope will offer “The Line,” a 45-minute documentary on poverty from 6-7:30 p.m. April 9 at at First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy. The event will be hosted by the Circles of Hope inter-economic community. Participants can then discuss how they can contribute to the story out of poverty in the community — including opportunities to learn how you or someone you know can work a plan out of poverty. To learn more about Circles of Hope, a Partners in Hope ministry, call 3350448 Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit www.partnersinhopeinc. org.



JACQUELINE DENISE ST. MYERS enjoyed fishing and spending TROY — Jacqueline time with her family and Denise St. Myers, 19, of friends. She will always be 2717 Fairmont Court, Troy, remembered for her happyOhio, passed away at 1 a.m. go-lucky attitude and kindFriday, March 15, 2013, as heartedness that was evident the result of a car accident by her multitude of close on State Route 48 in Miami friends. She was a wonderful County, south of Covington. daughter, big sister and friend She was born Aug. 9, 1993, to many. She will be deeply in Piqua, Ohio, the daughter missed. of John St. Myers of Sidney Funeral services will be 7 and Donna Fogt of Troy. ST. MYERS p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, She is survived by her brother, Cedric St. Myers; sister, Grace at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with Pastor Stephen Chapman St. Myers, both of Troy; grandparents, Harry and Brenda Mason of Sidney and officiating. The family will receive Virginia Riggs of Sidney; and numerous friends on Tuesday, from 4 p.m. until the hour of service. aunts, uncles and cousins. She was The family respectfully requests that in preceded in death by one grandfather, lieu of flowers, memorial contributions Addison St. Myers. be made to Cromes Funeral Home to Jacqueline was a graduate of MiltonUnion High School, Class of 2011, and help assist with funeral expenses. Condolences may be expressed to the had plans to attend the Carousel St. Myers family at our website, Beauty College in Huber Heights this August. She had a passion for music,

DOROTHY C. GRAY TROY — Dorothy C. Gray, 91, of Troy, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Koester Pavilion. She was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Piqua to the late John and Etta Mary (Miller) Schimmel. She married Charles Gray, who preceded her in death May 3, 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Lonnie) Parrott of GRAY Troy; a son, Lee (Carrie) Eleyet Jr. of Mechanicsburg; three stepsons, William (Karen) Gray of Indiana, James (Betsy) Gray of Piqua, and Jeffrey (Diane) Gray of Minnesota; two stepdaughters, Dr. Bonnie L. (Darwin) Gray Hendel of Minnesota, Rebecca (David) Petersime of Springfield; four grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren and several step-greatgrandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and several step-great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Cromes of Piqua.

MARVIN EUGENE BOWMAN TROY — Marvin Eugene Bowman, age 84, of Troy passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at his residence. He was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Alcony, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Marian and Gertrude Ellen (Tower) Bowman; brothers, Harry and John Bowman; and sister, Elizabeth Williams. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Ruth Mae (Newman) Bowman; sons, Allen Lee Bowman of Topeka, Kansas, Ronald Eugene Bowman of Piqua; daughter-in-law Allene Bowman of Troy; daughter, Belinda Ruth Martin of Piqua; grandchildren, Cory Zell of Troy, Amanda Bowman of Troy, Jason Bowman of Troy, Brittney Couch of Troy, and Aarron Martin of Piqua; great-grandchildren, Taylen and Mikayla of Troy; and many special friends. Marvin served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, retired from Hobart Manufacturing, Troy, after 43 ½ years of service, worked at


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Wishy Washy in Troy for 21 years, attended Nashville United Church of Christ, was a member of F.M.C.A. Travel, Monroe Grange No. 2570 and was an avid Eldora Speedway Fan. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Nashville United Church of Christ, 4540 W. State Route 571, West Milton, with Rev. Lynn Labs officiating. Friends may call on Saturday one hour prior to the service (from 10-11 a.m.) at the church. Grange services will be held prior to the service and Military Honors will be held following the service. If so desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373 or Amanda Bowman Memorial College Fund, c/o HTM Area Credit Union, 847 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373. Envelopes will be available at the church. The family would like to thank Hospice of Miami County and Dr. Monk and Staff at Ohio State James Cancer Hospital for all their special care and concern. Arrangements are being handled by the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.



She was preceded in death by a great-grandson and nine brothers and sisters. Mrs. Gray was a graduate of Piqua Central High School and retired as a cashier from the Kroger Co. following 23 years of working with their stores in Piqua, Troy and Sidney. She was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed cooking. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Forest Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Jack Chalk officiating. Arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonand




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• HOLE-IN-ONE: On Feb. 20, Jim Holter had a hole-in-one at Sandhill Golf Course in The Villages, Fla. The ace came on the 153-yard ninth hole using a 4 hybrid, and it was witnessed by Lou Holter and Mike and Sharon Sehy of Effingham, Ill. • AUTO RACING: The DARF (Dayton Auto Racing Fans) Toys for Kids Race Card Show will be held today at Lange’s Chevrolet in Beavercreek. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. • MEET THE TEAM: Lehman High School will host its spring meet-theteam night at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Starting at 6 p.m., the cheerleaders will be serving sub dinners for $5. The meal consist of a subway sandwich, chips and a drink. The public is welcome to attend. • HALL OF FAME: The Trojan Athletics Hall of Fame is still accepting nominations for its 2013 inaugural class. Induction will be held in the fall. Entrance to the selection process is through public nomination. The deadline for nominations is April 1. Nomination forms are available at all home events or at the athletics office at Troy High School. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at or Colin Foster at

Bensman’s 21 lead Anna to D-III title COLUMBUS (AP) — Cayla Bensman had 21 points, Natalie Billing 17 and Erica Huber 15 as Anna defeated Columbus Africentric 67-49 on Saturday to win its second girls Division III championship in three years. It was sweet revenge for Anna (26-4) against Africentric, which last year won its third title in six years with a 70-66 overtime win to snap the Rockets’ 50-game winning streak. Anna, which also won a state title in 1981, is 80-6 over the past three seasons. “They were on a mission,” Africentric coach Will McKinley

said of the Rockets. That included Bensman, who as a freshman last season went 1 for 8 from the floor and had three points against Africentric. “I’m a lot happier with my performance this year,” she said. “It really bothered me last year that I didn’t play as well as I know I could.” Bensman had 15 points by halftime as Anna took a 33-20 lead. “They were just the better team,” McKinney said. “They got all the 50-50 balls. They did a fantastic job not letting us get

many points in transition.” The Rockets got the advantage despite just two points from their leading scorer Billing, who played only six minutes because she picked up her second foul midway through the first quarter and sat on the bench for an extended period. “We knew going in it was going to be fast-paced, it was going to be physical, up and down,” Anna coach Jack Billing said. Africentric (22-6) reduced the deficit to 36-28 early in the third period but Anna pushed the lead

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Ohio State’s Aaron Craft reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State at the Big Ten tournament Saturday in Chicago. Ohio State won 61-58.

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Craft steps up Scores 20 to lead Buckeyes past Spartans CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Craft dominated down the stretch for Ohio State and just about left his coach speechless in the process. Even though he had seen it before, Thad Matta struggled for a moment to find the right words to describe his point guard. Once he did, he couldn’t stop himself. Seems appropriate, considering Michigan State couldn’t stop him when it mattered most, either. Craft came on strong in the

Demetrius Treadwell scored 13 points and top-seeded Akron, its season nearly wrecked by a player suspension, beat Ohio 65-46 on Saturday night to win the Mid-American Conference championship and the league’s automatic spot in the NCAA tournament. See Page A8.

Domincans hold off Puerto Rico for win As a reward for their latest victory, the Dominicans get a World Baseball Classic rematch against the team that eliminated them in 2009. Wandy Rodriguez pitched six innings, and three relievers completed a three-hitter to help the unbeaten Dominican Republic top Puerto Rico 20 Saturday. See Page A9.

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to 50-34 at the end of the quarter on an inbounds pass to Billing, the third such play for the Rockets in the game. “I thought that sealed the deal for us,” Billing said. Scoring in that manner is second nature for a group that has practiced the play for years growing up together. “It’s the easiest hoop in basketball,” Billing said. The Nubians were never able to threaten in the final quarter as Huber directed the offense

second half to finish with 20 points and lead No. 10 Ohio State past No. 8 Michigan State, 61-58 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament. “You look at what he’s accomplished thus far in his career at Ohio State and just the wins and the big plays that he’s made in coaching, you don’t get to coach a lot of guys like him just from A to Z and everything he stands for,” Matta said. “He kind of makes us go on both ends of the floor. Obviously, he was making

shots. A lot of people panicked when he wasn’t scoring in the middle of the season, and I’m like, ‘I don’t have a problem with it. It’ll come.’ He loves these types of games, there’s no question about it. He’s big for us.” Craft keyed a seven-point spurt midway through the second half that stretched the lead to 55-47, and the Buckeyes (257) came away with the win after the Spartans (25-8) pulled within one. The victory avenged a

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Larson’s first chance to get a big win in NASCAR ended with him claiming a controversial win. With a shot at grabbing his first Nationwide Series win Saturday, he wasn’t going to make that same mistake again. Especially not against Kyle Busch. Larson stalked Busch over the closing laps around Bristol Motor Speedway waiting to make a move. It came as they closed in on the finish line, and Larson made a lastgasp push on the high side that fell just short as Busch held on for his second win of the season. But in chasing the win the right way, the 20-year-old Larson cleaned up some of the criticism that had followed him from Daytona last month after spinning C.E. Falk III on the final lap of the “Battle at the Beach” late model race. “You certainly want to try to win races the right way,” Busch said. “He played it smart today. That was good on his end. I think a lot of people have been looking at him to try to see if he’s going to be to a wrecker or a checker. Today he didn’t get the checkers, but that’s how you get them. You drive into the corner, or drive into the back of me, I’m going to be here for a while and if he keeps coming up through the ranks, he’s not going to have fun dealing with me every week. “But right now? I’m going to race him as hard as he raced me, but just as clean as he raced me because he didn’t put a fender on me all day.” Larson had his win over Falk in the back of his head during the closing laps at Bristol as he looked for a place to try to grab the win. Although he has received high praise from Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne as NASCAR’s next big star, his move in the “Battle of the Beach” caused many top Sprint Cup drivers to openly criticize Larson. “I was pretty aggressive at the “Battle of the Beach” and I didn’t want to have anything like that happen again and have more people look at me,” Larson said. “I don’t race that way and didn’t want to move (Busch). I wanted to outrace him. I’d gain a little more respect that way, and it made for a better finish, I think.”

■ Legal

Accuser doesn’t remember attack Verdict will be known today STEUBENVILLE (AP) — A teenage girl who says she was raped by two Ohio high school football players testified Saturday that she could not recall what happened the night of the alleged attack. The 16-year-old West Virginia girl took the stand on the fourth day of the nonjury trial of 17year-old Trent Mays and 16year-old Ma’lik Richmond. She said she remembers

drinking at a party last August, leaving the party then throwing up later. The next thing she remembers is waking up naked in a strange house, she said. She said she realized she was assaulted when she later read text messages among friends and saw a photo of herself and a AP PHOTO video made that night. Trent Mays, 17, left, talks with one of his defense lawyers, Brian Mays and Richmond are Duncan before the start for the fourth day of his and co-defen-

dant 16-year-old Ma’lik Richmond's trial on rape charges in ■ See STEUBENVILLE on A8 juvenile court on Saturday in Steubenville.

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■ College Basketball

■ College Basketball

Zips win MAC title


Louisville rallies back to claim Big East crown CLEVELAND (AP) — Demetrius Treadwell scored 13 points and topseeded Akron, its season nearly wrecked by a player suspension, beat Ohio 6546 on Saturday night to win the Mid-American Conference championship and the league’s automatic spot in the NCAA tournament. One week ago, the Zips (26-6) were in danger of seeing a special season crash when point guard Alex Abreu was arrested on drug trafficking charges. But Akron’s players rallied around coach Keith Dambrot and the Zips, playing in their seventh straight MAC title game, are back in the NCAA brackets for the third time in five years. Treadwell added 10 rebounds, Chauncey Gillaim also scored 13 points, Nick Harney had 11 and Zeke Marshall 10. Ohio’s D.J. Cooper, the MAC’s Player of the Year, missed all nine field-goal attempts and scored just 3 points. The Bobcats (24-9) shot just 1 of 20 on 3-pointers. • Big East Title Louisville 78, Syracuse 61 NEW YORK — Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 78-61 victory over No. 19 Syracuse on Saturday night, giving the Cardinals their second straight Big East tournament title. The Cardinals got their third title by overcoming a 16-point deficit in the second half almost double the previous record in a championship game and they kept pouring it on once they got the lead, going ahead by as many as 18 points. Second-seeded Louisville (29-5) along with Georgetown and Marquette the tri-champions of the regular season won its 10th straight game with its defense, forcing Syracuse into 20 turnovers and keeping the Orange off balance during the 24-3 run that turned the 16point deficit into a 56-48 lead with 8:51 to play. • Big 12 Title Kansas 70, K. State 54 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas wasn’t about to share this title with Kansas State. Jeff Withey had 17 points and nine rebounds, Perry Ellis and Naadir Tharpe added 12 points each, and the seventhranked Jayhawks pounded the No. 11 Wildcats 70-54 on Saturday night to win their ninth Big 12 tournament championship.

their seventh straight. Nix led Michigan State with 17 points and nine rebounds. Keith Appling scored 16 points, but the Spartans came up short in this one. Gary Harris finished with five points, and coach Tom Izzo said he “popped” his shoulder. That certainly did not make things easier. But Izzo didn’t have to search long and hard to find a bright spot after this loss. “I am really looking forward to playing somebody else,” he said. “I think the other Big Ten teams are. We’ve really beaten the hell out of each other. I really believe the toughest teams, the ones who have been through the most, is going to benefit. I’m looking forward to playing anybody. I’d rather play the Lakers tomorrow instead of these teams we’ve played recently.” In a game that was neck-and-neck for about the first 29 minutes, Craft gave Ohio State some breathing room when he scored on a layup and a pair of jumpers to cap a seven-point spurt and make it 55-47 with 7:22 remaining.

■ CONTINUED FROM A7 loss in last year’s championship game It was 57-56 after Derrick Nix converted a three-point play for Michigan State with 1:54 remaining, but Craft hit a free throw. Thomas grabbed a huge rebound off a missed 3 by Shannon Scott to keep the possession going and scored in the paint after a timeout to make it a four-point game, sending the Buckeyes back to the conference final. They’ll go for their third championship in four years when they meet No. 22 Wisconsin, a 68-56 winner over top-seeded and third-ranked Indiana in the other semifinal. Craft scored all but two of his points in the second half. He also had nine assists and four steals in the game. “Just trying to believe in myself,” he said. “I think we have a lot of plays that we can execute that get me open shots and help me create for someone else.” Thomas scored 16 even though he hit just 6 of 19 shots 2 of 11 3-pointers and the Buckeyes won

■ Girls Basketball


Akron’s Demetrius Treadwell holds up the MVP trophy after an NCAA college championship basketball game in the Mid-American Conference men’s tournament final Saturday in Cleveland. Akron defeated Ohio 65-46. The top-seeded Jayhawks (29-5), who shared the regular-season title with their in-state rival, took a 24-16 lead at halftime and then slowly stretched it in the second half. The Wildcats (27-7) struggled to match Withey and Ellis in the paint, losing for the third time this season to the Jayhawks and for the 47th time in their last 50 meetings. Rodney McGruder scored 18 points despite a poor first half, and Angel Rodriguez had 10 for Kansas State, which still has not won a conference tournament in more than 30 years. • Big Ten Wisconsin 68, Indiana 56 CHICAGO — Indiana coach Tom Crean felt his team was playing some of its best basketball of the season after the Hoosiers beat Illinois in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament. A day later, he wasn’t so sure. Christian Watford had 14 points, but No. 3 Indiana struggled to score down the stretch and lost 68-56 to No. 22 Wisconsin on Saturday. Cody Zeller added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Hoosiers (27-6), who advanced with an 80-64 victory over the Illini. Victor Oladipo scored 10, but was 4 for 12 from the field and Indiana shot 38.2 percent overall.

• SEC Florida 61, Alabama 51 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Florida finally showed it can win a close game. All it takes is for senior guard Kenny Boynton to answer his coach’s challenge. Held scoreless for the first 25 minutes, Boynton had 11 straight points during a critical 15-0 run Saturday as No. 13 Florida erased a 10-point, secondhalf deficit to beat Alabama 61-51 in a Southeastern Conference semifinal. Boynton said he benefited from Gators coach Billy Donovan’s halftime message to him. The senior guard’s second-half surge helped Florida end its season-long frustration in close games. The Gators will take on the Ole Miss Rebels for the SEC title today. Ole Miss 64, Vanderbilt 52 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Mississippi Rebels can breathe much easier on the edge of coach Andy Kennedy’s first NCAA tournament berth in his seventh season. Now they are setting their sights on a Southeastern Conference tournament championship first. Marshall Henderson scored 23 points as Mississippi beat Vanderbilt 64-52 Saturday in the SEC tournament semifinals, putting the Rebels into the title game

for the first time since 2001. • ACC Miami 81, NC State 71 GREENSBORO, N.C. — Lorenzo Brown makes North Carolina State a dangerous team in transition with his ability to find teammates or take it all the way himself. He just couldn’t get the Wolfpack running against No. 9 Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals. Brown struggled with his shot while the Wolfpack continued to bumble away chances on the break in Saturday’s 8171 loss, a frustratingly flat performance for a team that had looked sharp through its first two wins in Greensboro. Brown scored six but went 0-for-6 from the field. Worse, he had five turnovers as the Wolfpack finished with just six fastbreak points. For Miami, Durand Scott scored a career-high 32 points while Shane Larkin added 23 as the top-seeded Hurricanes earned their first trip to the championship game. UNC 79, Maryland 76 GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina and its four-guard lineup have a chance at another Atlantic Coast Conference championship — thanks in part to a Maryland guard whose last-gasp shot fell way short.

schoolmate Gianna Anile testified they were angry at the accuser because she was drinking heavily at the party and because of her behavior, which they said included rolling around on the floor. They said they tried unsuccessfully to get her to stop drinking. Anile said she also tried to get her friend to stay at the party rather than leave with others, including the two defendants. “When I told her not to leave, I was trying to, like, pull her back into the party. She was trying to shrug me off,” Anile testified. “She kind of hit me.” Anile, whose lawyer was present during her testimony, appeared, like all of the trial’s teen witnesses, reluctant to be

there. The day after the party, when Anile and another friend picked up the accuser from the house where she’d stayed, the accuser said she had no memory of the night before, Anile testified under questioning by defense attorney Walter Madison. “‘We didn’t have sex, I swear,’” Anile said, describing the accuser’s comment. Anile said she’d seen the girl drink heavily in the past and that she no longer speaks to her. The case has featured disturbing testimony from teens, both in person and in graphic text messages, and has shined an unwelcome light on what students in the community once considered private conversations. Some

■ CONTINUED FROM A7 through the Africentric press. “Our whole game plan was not to dribble, get a cutter through the middle and just break it easily,” Huber said. Marley Hill, the Associated Press co-player of the year for Division I, had 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks for Africentric but she had to earn every basket. Anna scored 147 points in two tourney games in Value City Arena without making a 3-pointer. Their only two attempts came against Africentric. • Division IV final Fort Loramie 57, Berlin Hiland 42 COLUMBUS — Fort Loramie coach Carla Siegel walked into her postgame interview session and offered an opening statement. “My first comment is, ‘Finally!’” she said, breaking into a wide smile. After a quarter of a century around the program, her Redskins finally won a long anticipated title. Second-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Darian Rose scored 19 points and seemed to be in the middle of every big play down the stretch, leading Fort Loramie past Berlin Hiland 57-42 in the Division IV final on Saturday night for its first state championship. Siegel played at Fort Loramie, was an assistant coach for five years and the head coach for the past 14. The litany of disappointments in six previous trips to the state’s final four came immediately to mind as her team closed out the big win.

“I was the assistant coach back in ‘97 when we were up by seven against Kalida and some people left the game thinking we were going to win and we lost on a 3-pointer toward the end of the game,” she said. “In 2006, we played Berlin Hiland and it was a great game and we lost by three. In 2010, we had the infamous meltdown, up by 18 and lost to Harvest Prep. Came back the following year and lost to Harvest Prep again. “Yes, this is finally here.” • Division II final Hathaway Brown 56, West Holmes 44 COLUMBUS — Nia Marshall and her teammates left the court in tears. Not because they lost, but because it was the last time they would play together — as history-making champions. Marshall, a second-team Associated Press AllOhioan, scored 17 points and added 18 rebounds to lead Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown to a 56-44 victory over Millersburg West Holmes in the Division II final on Saturday, giving the Blazers a record fifth consecutive state title. • Division I final Fairmont 52, Twinsburg 48 COLUMBUS — Makayla Waterman scored 24 points and hit a late clinching free throw and Kathryn Westbeld added 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Kettering Fairmont to a 52-48 victory over twotime defending big-school champion Twinsburg on Saturday night, ending the Tigers’ 42-game winning streak.

■ Legal

Steubenville ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 charged with digitally penetrating the accuser, first in a car and then in the basement of a house, while out partying Aug. 12. Mays also is charged with illegal use of a minor in nudityoriented material. The two maintain their innocence. The case has riveted the small city of Steubenville amid allegations that more students should have been charged and led to questions about the influence of the local football team, a source of pride in a community that suffered massive job losses with the collapse of the steel industry. Earlier Saturday, defense attorneys went after the character and credibility of the alleged victim, calling witnesses to the stand to accommodate

their schedule, although the prosecution had not yet rested. Two former friends of the girl testified for the defense that the accuser had a history of drinking heavily and was known to lie about things. On the stand, West Virginia high school student Kelsey Weaver said the accuser told her what happened two days after the alleged attack then, sometime afterward, told Weaver she couldn’t remember what happened. “So two different versions?” asked Mays’ attorney Adam Nemann. “Yes,” Weaver replied. Earlier, Weaver testified that the accuser was flirting at the party with Richmond. Both Weaver and

teenage witnesses winced at times as they were forced to read adult language from texts. Anile repeatedly said she couldn’t remember statements she made to police last September about the night of the party. Midway through her testimony, special judge Thomas Lipps agreed to let her listen to a 40minute recording of her statement to refresh her memory. On Friday, three teenage boys granted immunity for their testimony said the accuser was drunk and didn’t seem to know what was happening to her that night. Mark Cole, Evan Westlake and Anthony Craig spoke Friday of the West Virginia girl’s behav-

ior the night of a party and described her being digitally penetrated in a car and later on a basement floor. Cole testified that he took a video of Mays and the girl in the car, then deleted it later that morning. He testified he saw Mays unsuccessfully try to have the girl perform oral sex on him later in the basement of Cole’s house. Cole also testified that the girl was intoxicated and slurring her words. Westlake testified he saw Richmond’s encounter with the girl in the basement, as did Craig. Westlake also confirmed that he filmed a 12-minute video, later passed around widely online, in which another student joked about the attack.



Sunday, March 17, 2013


■ Golf

Leonard in 3-way tie for lead at Innisbrook PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Streelman figured a good round Saturday would at least get him in the mix at the Tampa Bay Championship. It wound up giving him a share of the lead. Adam Scott and K.J. Choi led a surprising retreat at Innisbrook, allowing for a wild game of musical chairs at the top of the leaderboard with nothing remotely close to being settled going into the final

round. Sixteen players were separated by only three shots. Streelman finished his 6-under 65 nearly two hours before the last group walked off the 18th green. Justin Leonard ran off four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn and had the lead to himself before a bogey from the bunker on the 15th. He had a 67. George Coetzee bounced back from his lone bogey with a birdie on the rowdy 17th hole, where

Hooters waitresses serve wings in the grandstands. That gave him a 68. They were tied at 6under 207, more evidence that the Copperhead course is perhaps the most complete test in Florida. Even on a warm, breezy afternoon, it was easier to go backward that to move away from the field. Scott and Choi were proof of that. Scott had a two-putt birdie on the opening hole to briefly take the lead,

and that was the highlight of his day. He three-putted from about 15 feet for bogey on third, made bogey with a wedge in his hand on the par-5 fifth hole and stumbled to a 76. Choi, who also was one shot out of the lead, didn’t make a birdie in his round of 76. They still were only five shots out of the lead. Shawn Stefani, the 31year-old rookie who led by one, had a 74 and still was only two shots behind. His

day could have been much worse except for a tee shot that caromed off a tree and into the fairway on the second hole, and a big hook on the third that hit the tire of a golf cart and stayed in play. Instead of hitting his third shot from the tee, he could reach the green for a two-putt par. The group one shot out of the lead included 2010 winner Jim Furyk (67) and Ben Kohles (69), the Virginia grad who last summer went from college

to two straight wins on the Tour to earn a spot in the big leagues. Defending champion Luke Donald had a 67 and was only two shots behind at 4-under 209, along with 19-year-old Jordan Spieth of Texas, who is coming off a runner-up finish in Puerto Rico and can be set for the year on the PGA Tour the rest of the year depending on how he plays today. He looks as if he’s good enough to win.

■ Baseball

■ Baseball

WBC rematch set Dominicans top Puerto Rico, Netherlands on deck


Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina, left, pitching coach Rick Bones, center, and pitcher Nelson Figueroa celebrate after defeating the USA in the World Baseball Classic second round Pool 2 elimination game at Marlins Park Friday in Miami.

Journeyman jolts USA from World Baseball Classic TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Braun and Ryan Vogelsong are out, Team USA is ruined. Either that, or a much simpler reason a club loaded with big league AllStars got jettisoned in the World Baseball Classic For one night, a pitcher who is the very definition of a journeyman became the best pitcher in the universe. “As an American, I wanted them to win. It’s surprising,” Cincinnati outfielder Jay Bruce said. “They had a great team out there, but that’s baseball.” A day after Joe Mauer, Brandon Phillips and this latest U.S. team again failed to reach the championship game, there was plenty of talk around the sport about what Friday night’s 4-3 loss to Puerto Rico meant. Some wondered whether the United States should put together an even more packed roster next time. Others say the U.S. has lost its hold on the game it invented. Many suggest the format of the tournament needs to be tweaked. “It was a bit of an upset,” said Milwaukee infielder Taylor Green, who played for Canada in the WBC. “Both teams were good. But with one game in baseball, you just never know. It might have been different if it had been in the regular season.” Whatever, there was only one thing for sure Nelson Figueroa, who was born in Brooklyn and has pitched all over the globe,

threw a fastball that never topped 88 mph and still put his team into the semifinals while eliminating manager Joe Torre’s side. Defeated by the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in Miami, the U.S. team watched those two clubs advance to the finals. They’ll join two-time Japan, which doesn’t have a single major leaguer on its roster, and a surprising squad from the Netherlands starting Sunday in San Francisco. For Team USA, it was a semi-familiar result the club didn’t reach the semifinals for the initial WBC in 2006, then lost to Japan in the 2009 semis. Netherlands manager Hensley Meulens, with his unlikely semifinal club, figures attendance at AT&T Park for the last two rounds might take a hit without the Americans. He is thrilled to see baseball’s continued growth worldwide, yet still considers the Americans the best team in the world despite their absence in this event again. “I think it’s gotten to where Major League Baseball again is globalizing the game and you can’t tell who is going to be in the finals. The better teams who play better are going to be here,” Meulens said Saturday in San Francisco. “Teams have played better than the United States has played, no knock against them. But that’s the beauty of having competition within countries. To say they should be here? Maybe yes, but at this point they’re not.”

MIAMI (AP) — As a reward for their latest victory, the Dominicans get a World Baseball Classic rematch against the team that eliminated them in 2009. Wandy Rodriguez pitched six innings, and three relievers completed a three-hitter to help the unbeaten Dominican Republic top Puerto Rico 2-0 Saturday. Both teams had already qualified for the semifinals in San Francisco, and the game merely determined seedings. Puerto Rico plays two-time defending champion Japan on Sunday night, and the Dominicans face the Netherlands on Monday night, with the winners advancing to the championship game Tuesday. The Dominicans were eliminated from the 2009 WBC when they lost twice to the Netherlands in a stunning first-round upset. “We’re not thinking of the past; we’re thinking of the present,” Dominican manager Tony Pena said. “They’re going to be tough. We’re going to be tough also.” Puerto Rico will face Japan for the first time. “They’re the two-time champions of the WBC for a reason,” Puerto Rican manager Edwin Rodriguez said. “They know how to play the game, and they put a lot of emphasis on the little things. We’ll have to play an almost perfect game.” The Caribbean carnival that provided a soundtrack all week reached a crescendo on the final day in Miami, with the steady beat of drums and the bleat of air horns from a crowd of 25,846. “This was like the World Series,” said Dominican second baseman Robinson Cano, who was selected the most valuable player for the second round in a row. “It was a great atmosphere.” Rodriguez (1-0) allowed two hits and departed with a 1-0 lead. He retired all five batters he faced with runners in scoring position, and the Puerto Ricans finished 0 for 8 in those situations. Carlos Santana broke a scoreless tie for the Dominicans with his second home run in the fifth


Dominican Republic’s Wandy Rodriguez pitches against Puerto Rico during the first inning of a second-round game at the World Baseball Classic Saturday in Miami. inning. Fernando Rodney gave up a hit for the first time but earned his fifth save, extending his WBC record. Dominicans relievers lowered their ERA to 2.01, and the team improved to 6-0 in the tournament. “This is a triumph for all Dominicans anywhere in the world,” said Cano, who went 1 for 4 and is batting .417 in the tournament. “We are a small nation, but with good foundation,” Santana said. “We have good ballplayers, and that is being proven here.” The Puerto Ricans eliminated the United States on Friday but couldn’t get their bats going barely 12 hours later. Their lone hits were a single by Carlos Rivera

in the third inning, a double by Luis Figueroa leading off the fourth and a double by Mike Aviles with two out in the ninth. Their best threat came with the game scoreless in the third, when Irvin Falu reached third with one out. With the infield in, he was retired easily trying to score on a grounder to shortstop Erick Aybar. Puerto Rican starter Orlando Roman (0-1) allowed two hits in five innings, but one was Santana’s. He pulled a 3-2 pitch into the second row of the upper deck in right field leading off the fifth. Backup catcher Francisco Pena, who entered the game in the seventh, had a two-out RBI single in the eighth. With both teams

assured of moving on, the managers gave their starters some rest. Rivera left the game in the third because of tightness in his left hamstring. Teammate Alex Rios, batting only 3 for 22 in the WBC, came out of the game in the fifth inning, and Dominicans Edwin Encarnacion and Hanley Ramirez departed after six innings. Puerto Rican catcher Yadier Molina was given the day off, but he’ll be back in the lineup Sunday, when Mario Santiago is scheduled to start against Japan. Edinson Volquez will pitch for the Dominicans against the Netherlands. “Hopefully,” Tony Pena said, “the title stays in the Caribbean.”

■ Auto Racing

Hamlin fine puts spotlight on Carl Long’s plight BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin’s recent refusal to pay his $25,000 fine has reawakened the plight of Carl Long, a driver who lacks the financial resources to settle his debt with NASCAR. Long’s career as a Sprint Cup Series driver essentially ended when his team was penalized for having an illegal engine at the 2009 All-Star race. Long’s crew chief was fined $200,000, an amount he was unable to pay. Under NASCAR rules, the fine was reverted to

the car owner, which was Long’s wife, DeeDee. Unable to drive until the fine is paid, Long was still able to work in the Sprint Cup Series garage because his wife was technically responsible for settling the debt. But last year, Long said NASCAR transferred the fine to his name and he’s no longer allowed inside the Cup garage. “Last year at Daytona, they issued me as the driver the fine, and I couldn’t pay $200,000, so I was escorted out of the

Cup garage,” Long said at Bristol Motor Speedway. “NASCAR basically let me know that anybody on the crew roster could be held responsible for the fine, all the way down to the tire guy. Anybody on the crew roster, they can leverage the fine against him, no matter who. Actually, no matter what, if you are signed in on a crew roster, you are hanging by a thread.” Long is allowed to work in NASCAR in any other series, and he’s currently a jack of all trades for Rick

Ware Racing in the Nationwide Series. He’s also a part-time Nationwide driver, and has made 37 starts since the All-Star race incident. But he said he’s clearing just over $35,000 a year after paying all his expenses, which means he’ll likely never be back in a Sprint Cup car because he lacks the means to clear his debt with NASCAR. “People keep seeing me here and they’re like, ‘Did NASCAR just drop it and wipe it under (the rug?)’”

Long said. “They’ve been pretty strong about their (feeling) that, ‘You owe us money.’ “ Hamlin was fined $25,000 last week for criticizing NASCAR’s new car and angrily said he’ll be suspended before he’ll pay. He’s since said he won’t appeal the fine and has no intention of writing a check, and NASCAR has indicated it will garnish the money from Hamlin’s race winnings. Long could have gone a similar route but wasn’t a full-time Cup racer and

didn’t have the money to go to the track just to work off his debt. Plus, it would have taken him years to pay off the $200,000. “The fact is, regardless, (Hamlin) can pay the $25,000 and keep going,” Long said. “It’s like us losing $100 bucks.” Long remains upbeat about his situation and even has a marketing plan he believes could get him back into the Sprint Cup Series someday if he could convince a sponsor his idea is a good one.


Sunday, March 17, 2013



Spring Training Glance All Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct 16 4 .800 Kansas City 12 5 .706 Baltimore Seattle 14 7 .667 13 8 .619 Detroit Tampa Bay 13 8 .619 12 8 .600 Cleveland Chicago 10 7 .588 12 9 .571 Boston 11 10 .524 Minnesota Texas 10 10 .500 8 10 .444 Oakland Toronto 8 12 .400 7 11 .389 Houston New York 8 14 .364 4 12 .250 Los Angeles NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct 10 8 .556 Colorado San Diego 12 10 .545 10 9 .526 St. Louis Atlanta 12 11 .522 9 9 .500 Washington 8 9 .471 San Francisco Chicago 10 12 .455 9 11 .450 Philadelphia Miami 8 10 .444 8 10 .444 Milwaukee New York 7 9 .438 9 12 .429 Pittsburgh 8 11 .421 Arizona Los Angeles 7 11 .389 6 14 .300 Cincinnati NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Friday's Games Detroit 4, Toronto 2 St. Louis 5, Washington 1 N.Y. Mets 5, Atlanta 2 Tampa Bay 3, Philadelphia 1, 10 innings Pittsburgh 3, Houston 2 N.Y. Yankees 7, Miami 3 Baltimore 3, Boston (ss) 3, tie, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 15, Chicago Cubs 3 San Francisco 5, Texas 2 Kansas City (ss) 7, San Diego (ss) 5 San Diego (ss) 8, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 7 Seattle 8, L.A. Angels 5 Milwaukee 4, Cleveland 3 Arizona 2, Oakland 2, tie Boston (ss) 5, Minnesota 0 Colorado 5, Cincinnati 1 L.A. Dodgers (ss) 8, Kansas City (ss) 1 Saturday's Games Detroit 3, St. Louis 0 Baltimore 3, Toronto 1 Minnesota 2, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 7, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 0 Boston 9, Tampa Bay 2 Miami 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Chicago Cubs (ss) 5, Texas (ss) 1 Chicago White Sox 11, Oakland (ss) 5 Texas (ss) 4, L.A. Dodgers 0 Oakland (ss) 13, L.A. Angels 13, tie Chicago Cubs (ss) 8, Kansas City 3 Milwaukee 9, Cincinnati (ss) 9, tie Cincinnati (ss) 7, San Francisco (ss) 6 San Diego 10, Arizona 6 Seattle 5, Colorado 2 Atlanta 4, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 0 Houston vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (ss) vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Baltimore (ss) vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Las Vegas, Nev., 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Colorado vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 6:15 p.m. Monday's Games N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 10:10 p.m.

National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 29 21 8 0 42106 79 New Jersey 29 13 10 6 32 72 81 N.Y. Islanders 28 13 12 3 29 83 91 N.Y. Rangers 27 13 12 2 28 65 67 Philadelphia 29 13 15 1 27 79 88 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 28 19 5 4 42 90 70 Montreal Boston 26 19 4 3 41 80 55 Ottawa 28 14 8 6 34 68 61 29 15 12 2 32 86 83 Toronto 28 10 14 4 24 73 88 Buffalo Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Winnipeg 28 15 11 2 32 76 81 27 15 11 1 31 82 76 Carolina Tampa Bay 28 12 15 1 25 92 84 Washington 27 11 15 1 23 73 82 Florida 29 7 16 6 20 70109 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 28 23 2 3 49 95 60 Chicago St. Louis 27 15 10 2 32 83 79 28 13 10 5 31 73 73 Detroit Columbus 29 11 12 6 28 64 76 28 11 11 6 28 65 74 Nashville Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 27 15 10 2 32 70 68 Vancouver 26 13 7 6 32 75 72 26 11 11 4 26 75 87 Calgary Edmonton 27 10 11 6 26 66 79 Colorado 27 10 13 4 24 69 84 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 26 20 3 3 43 89 64 Anaheim Los Angeles 26 14 10 2 30 76 69 Phoenix 28 13 11 4 30 77 78 26 12 8 6 30 62 64 San Jose 27 12 12 3 27 69 81 Dallas NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday's Games Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1, SO Calgary 6, Nashville 3 Detroit 3, Edmonton 2, OT Saturday's Games Winnipeg 5, Toronto 4, SO Columbus 1, Phoenix 0, SO Boston 4, Washington 1 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Ottawa 4, Buffalo 3, OT Minnesota 6, Colorado 4 Montreal 2, New Jersey 1 Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Florida 3 Chicago 8, Dallas 1 Anaheim at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Detroit at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Boston at Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m. Nashville at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Monday's Games Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

World Baseball Classic Glance GROUP TWO At Miami Tuesday, March 12 Dominican Republic 5, Italy 4 United States 7, Puerto Rico 1 Wednesday, March 13 Puerto Rico 4, Italy 3 Thursday, March 14 Dominican Republic 3, United States 1 Friday, March 15 Puerto Rico 4, United States 3 Saturday, March 16 Dominican Republic 2, Puerto Rico 0 SEMIFINALS At San Francisco Sunday, March 17 Dominican Republic vs. Japan, 9 p.m. Monday, March 18 Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico, 9 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP At San Francisco Tuesday, March 19 Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR Nationwide-Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 Results Saturday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (13) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 300 laps, 144.1 rating, 0 points, $51,450. 2. (12) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 300, 111.2, 42, $46,634. 3. (14) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 300, 102.3, 41, $28,800. 4. (3) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 300, 105.9, 40, $32,416. 5. (7) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 300, 120.4, 0, $25,575. 6. (4) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 300, 112, 38, $21,900. 7. (11) Chris Buescher, Ford, 300, 90.6, 37, $21,535. 8. (1) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 300, 111.6, 37, $31,461. 9. (16) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 300, 85.4, 35, $27,841. 10. (8) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 300, 96.5, 34, $28,766. 11. (2) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 300, 92.1, 33, $27,291. 12. (10) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 300, 90.8, 33, $27,191. 13. (9) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 300, 83.2, 31, $27,091. 14. (15) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 300, 83.3, 30, $27,041. 15. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 299, 113.1, 0, $20,850. 16. (18) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 299, 73.7, 28, $27,541. 17. (34) John Wes Townley, Toyota, 299, 64.1, 0, $20,200. 18. (17) Reed Sorenson, Ford, 299, 73.2, 26, $26,816. 19. (26) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 298, 64.6, 25, $26,716. 20. (29) Scott Riggs, Ford, 298, 59.4, 0, $27,341. 21. (24) Eric McClure, Toyota, 296, 53.2, 23, $26,591. 22. (27) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 296, 53.6, 22, $26,541. 23. (33) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 296, 53.7, 21, $26,491. 24. (20) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 293, 60.4, 20, $26,441. 25. (39) Blake Koch, Toyota, 292, 40.8, 19, $26,866. 26. (31) Dexter Stacey, Ford, 292, 43.4, 18, $19,650. 27. (37) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 291, 37.9, 17, $26,266. 28. (36) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, 285, 35.2, 16, $26,191. 29. (38) Brad Teague, Toyota, 271, 34.1, 15, $26,141. 30. (35) Jason White, Toyota, accident, 261, 44.7, 14, $25,891. 31. (25) Hal Martin, Toyota, accident, 158, 56, 13, $25,386. 32. (30) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, accident, 157, 51.8, 12, $25,251. 33. (22) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, accident, 122, 62.4, 11, $25,136. 34. (19) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 104, 60.2, 10, $25,101. 35. (32) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, accident, 102, 38, 9, $18,405. 36. (5) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, engine, 85, 57.5, 8, $24,691. 37. (28) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 38, 29.7, 7, $16,990. 38. (21) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, vibration, 7, 34.2, 0, $16,931. 39. (23) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, ignition, 7, 30.3, 5, $16,830. 40. (40) Michael McDowell, Toyota, handling, 2, 29.2, 0, $16,805.



SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Gatornationals, at Gainesville, Fla. (same-day tape) 12:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Food City 500, at Bristol, Tenn. BASEBALL 9 p.m. MLB — World Baseball Classic, semifinal, teams TBD, at San Francisco COLLEGE SOFTBALL Noon FSN — East Carolina at UAB GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Avantha Masters, final round, at Delhi, India (same-day tape) 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Classic, final round, at Tampa Bay, Fla. 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Classic, final round, at Tampa Bay, Fla. 4 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Founders Cup, final round, at Phoenix 7:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Toshiba Classic, final round, at Newport Beach, Calif. (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m. WGN — Preseason, Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland, at Phoenix MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ABC — Southeastern Conference, championship, teams TBD, at Nashville, Tenn. CBS — Atlantic 10 Conference, championship, teams TBD, at Brooklyn, N.Y. ESPN — Atlantic Coast Conference, championship, teams TBD, at Greensboro, N.C. 3:30 p.m. CBS — Big Ten Conference, championship, teams TBD, at Chicago 6 p.m. CBS — NCAA Division I tournament, Selection Show, at Indianapolis NBA BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ABC — New York at L.A. Clippers NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC — Boston at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Buffalo at Washington SOCCER 1 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, Houston at Dallas TENNIS 3 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour/WTA, BNP Paribas Open, men's and women's championships, at Indian Wells, Calif.

MONDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Preseason, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta, at Orlando, Fla. NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Miami at Boston 10:30 p.m. ESPN — New York at Utah NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Philadelphia at Tampa Bay Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 81.872 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 57 minutes, 11 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.023 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 54 laps. Lead Changes: 5 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Allgaier 1-62; T.Bayne 63-75; K.Busch 76-167; B.Keselowski 168-193; K.Harvick 194236; K.Busch 237-300. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Busch, 2 times for 156 laps; J.Allgaier, 1 time for 62 laps; K.Harvick, 1 time for 43 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 26 laps; T.Bayne, 1 time for 13 laps. Top 10 in Points: 1. S.Hornish Jr., 167; 2. J.Allgaier, 145; 3. B.Scott, 142; 4. R.Smith, 141; 5. B.Vickers, 137; 6. A.Dillon, 133; 7. T.Bayne, 128; 8. A.Bowman, 120; 9. K.Larson, 118; 10. E.Sadler, 116. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Food City 500 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 129.535. 2. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 128.995. 3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 128.96. 4. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 128.528. 5. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 128.356. 6. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 128.288. 7. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 128.211. 8. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 128.005. 9. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 127.946. 10. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.877. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 127.869. 12. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 127.852. 13. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 127.835. 14. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 127.792. 15. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 127.588. 16. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 127.512. 17. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 127.47. 18. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 127.453. 19. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 127.393. 20. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 127.377. 21. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 127.36. 22. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 127.36. 23. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 127.3. 24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 127.258. 25. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 127.132. 26. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 126.595. 27. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 126.578. 28. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 126.528. 29. (51) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet,

126.42. 30. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 126.403. 31. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.237. 32. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 125.947. 33. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 125.848. 34. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 125.74. 35. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 125.732. 36. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 125.708. 37. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, Owner Points. 38. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 39. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, Owner Points. 40. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, Owner Points. Failed to Qualify 44. (44) Scott Riggs, Ford, 124.452.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB 38 25 .603 — New York 38 27 .585 1 Brooklyn Boston 36 29 .554 3 Toronto 26 40 .394 13½ Philadelphia 25 40 .385 14 Southeast Division W L Pct GB x-Miami 50 14 .781 — Atlanta 36 29 .554 14½ Washington 23 42 .354 27½ Orlando 18 48 .273 33 Charlotte 14 52 .212 37 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 40 26 .606 — Chicago 36 29 .554 3½ Milwaukee 32 32 .500 7 Detroit 23 44 .343 17½ Cleveland 22 43 .338 17½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 50 16 .758 — Memphis 44 20 .688 5 Houston 36 30 .545 14 Dallas 31 34 .477 18½ New Orleans 22 44 .333 28 Northwest Division W L Pct GB x-Oklahoma City 49 17 .742 — Denver 45 22 .672 4½ Utah 33 32 .508 15½ Portland 30 34 .469 18 Minnesota 22 41 .349 25½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 45 21 .682 — Golden State 37 30 .552 8½ L.A. Lakers 35 32 .522 10½ Sacramento 23 43 .348 22 Phoenix 22 45 .328 23½ x-clinched playoff spot Friday's Games Toronto 92, Charlotte 78 L.A. Lakers 99, Indiana 93 Washington 96, New Orleans 87 Atlanta 107, Phoenix 94 Houston 108, Minnesota 100 Oklahoma City 117, Orlando 104 Dallas 96, Cleveland 86 Miami 107, Milwaukee 94 Denver 87, Memphis 80 Chicago 113, Golden State 95

MIAMI VALLEY SUNDAY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM Saturday's Games Washington 127, Phoenix 105 Boston 105, Charlotte 88 Philadelphia 98, Indiana 91 Cleveland at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Portland, 10 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Orlando at Milwaukee, 1 p.m. Miami at Toronto, 1 p.m. New York at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday's Games Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Portland at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Dallas at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Chicago, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 8 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Miami at Boston, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 10 p.m. New York at Utah, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s College Basketball Scores TOURNAMENT America East Conference Championship Albany (NY) 53, Vermont 49 Atlantic 10 Conference Semifinals Saint Louis 67, Butler 56 VCU 71, UMass 62 Atlantic Coast Conference Semifinals Miami 81, NC State 71 North Carolina 79, Maryland 76 Big East Conference Championship Kansas 70, Kansas St. 54 Big Ten Conference Semifinals Ohio St. 61, Michigan St. 58 Wisconsin 68, Indiana 56 Conference USA Championship Memphis 91, Southern Miss. 79, 2OT Mid-American Conference Championship Akron 65, Ohio 46 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship NC A&T 57, Morgan St. 54 Mountain West Conference Championship New Mexico 63, UNLV 56 NCAA Division II First Round Ala.-Huntsville 60, Christian Brothers 58 Augustana (SD) 79, Upper Iowa 65 Barton 81, Montevallo 73 Bellarmine 67, Indianapolis 61 Benedict 68, Eckerd 65 Bridgeport 77, St. Anselm 66 Drury 89, Findlay 77 Florida Southern 94, North Alabama 80 Fort Lewis 95, Adams St. 73 Franklin Pierce 90, Bloomfield 78 Indiana (Pa.) 76, East Stroudsburg 68 Lincoln Memorial 82, UNC Pembroke 80 SC-Aiken 94, Belmont Abbey 76 Slippery Rock 69, Winston-Salem 67 St. Mary's (Texas) 75, Cameron 57 West Liberty 114, Bowie St. 82 Wingate 65, Limestone 60 NCAA Division III Third Round Amherst 93, Randolph-Macon 76 Cabrini 70, Wooster 63 Middlebury 73, Ithaca 72 St. Mary's (Md.) 84, Morrisville St. 66 St. Thomas (Minn.) 63, Calvin 62 Williams 84, Va. Wesleyan 75 Southeastern Conference Semifinals Florida 61, Alabama 51 Mississippi 64, Vanderbilt 52 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Southern U. 45, Prairie View 44 NCAA Automatic Bids Akron, Mid-American Conference Albany (NY), America East Conference Belmont, Ohio Valley Conference Bucknell, Patriot League Creighton, Missouri Valley Conference Davidson, Southern Conference Florida Gulf Coast, Atlantic Sun Conference Gonzaga, West Coast Conference Harvard, Ivy League Iona, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference James Madison, Colonial Athletic Association Kansas, Big 12 Conference Liberty, Big South Conference Louisville, Big East LIU Brooklyn, Northeast Conference Memphis, Conference USA New Mexico, Mountain West Conference N.C. A&T, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference South Dakota State, Summit League Southern U., Southwestern Athletic Conference Valparaiso, Horizon League Western Kentucky, Sun Belt Conference Saturday’s Women’s Basketball Scores TOURNAMENT America East Conference Albany (NY) 61, Hartford 52 Atlantic 10 Conference Saint Joseph's 47, Fordham 46 Big Sky Conference Championship Montana 56, N. Colorado 43 Big West Conference Championship Cal Poly 63, Pacific 49 Colonial Athletic Association Semifinals Delaware 75, Hofstra 54 Drexel 50, James Madison 34 Mid-American Conference Championship Cent. Michigan 86, Akron 68 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Hampton 59, Howard 38 Missouri Valley Conference Semifinals Illinois St. 64, Creighton 61, OT Wichita St. 75, N. Iowa 71, OT NCAA Division II First Round Grand Canyon 68, UC San Diego 57 Simon Fraser 68, NW Nazarene 57 Second Round Augustana (SD) 68, SW Oklahoma 64 California (Pa.) 81, Glenville St. 79 Delta St. 81, Ala.-Huntsville 58 Dowling 57, Stonehill 45 Limestone 67, Pfeiffer 52

Wayne (Mich.) 70, Wis.-Parkside 60 NCAA Division III Third Place Williams 57, Amherst 53 Patriot League Championship Navy 72, Holy Cross 53 Southland Conference Championship Oral Roberts 72, Sam Houston St. 66 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Prairie View 100, MVSU 87, 4OT Western Athletic Conference Championship Idaho 67, Seattle 64 Women's NCAA Automatic Bids Albany (N.Y.), America East Conference Baylor, Big 12 Conference Cal Poly, Big West Conference Central Michigan, Mid-American Conference Chattanooga, Southern Conference Duke, Atlantic Coast Conference Gonzaga, West Coast Conference Hampton, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Idaho, Western Athletic Conference Liberty, Big South Conference Marist, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Middle Tennessee State, Sun Belt Conference Montana, Big Sky Conference Navy, Patriot League Notre Dame, Big East Conference Oral Roberts, Southland Conference Princeton, Ivy League Prairie View, Southwestern Athletic Conference Purdue, Big Ten Conference Saint Joseph's, Atlantic 10 Conference South Dakota State, Summit League Stanford, Pacific-12 Conference Stetson, Atlantic Sun Conference Texas A&M, Southeastern Conference Tulsa, Conference USA UT Martin, Ohio Valley Conference Saturday's Scores Boys Basketball Division I Cols. Northland 62, Gahanna Lincoln 53 Mentor 76, Shaker Hts. 56 Tol. Rogers 63, BrecksvilleBroadview Hts. 61, OT Division II Akr. SVSM 57, Warrensville Hts. 48 Cols. Watterson 57, Lima Bath 47 Kettering Alter 60, Day. Dunbar 59 Vincent Warren 49, New Philadelphia 47 Division III Ironton 66, Oak Hill 49 Versailles 56, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 53 2013 OHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament finals scores Kettering Fairmont 52, Twinsburg 48 Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown 56, Millersburg W. Holmes 44 Anna 67, Cols. Africentric 49 Ft. Loramie 57, Berlin Hiland 42

GOLF PGA-Tampa Bay Scores Saturday At Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Copperhead Course Palm Harbor, Fla. Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,340; Par: 71 Third Round Kevin Streelman ...........73-69-65—207 Justin Leonard ..............71-69-67—207 George Coetzee...........71-68-68—207 Jim Furyk ......................72-69-67—208 Ben Kohles....................72-67-69—208 Greg Chalmers.............71-68-69—208 Tag Ridings ...................68-70-70—208 Luke Donald..................70-72-67—209 Bryce Molder ................72-69-68—209 Jordan Spieth ...............72-68-69—209 Brian Harman ...............67-70-72—209 Shawn Stefani...............65-70-74—209 Roberto Castro.............69-73-68—210 Justin Hicks...................70-71-69—210 Sergio Garcia................71-67-72—210 Harris English ...............68-69-73—210 Jimmy Walker................73-68-70—211 Cameron Tringale .........71-70-70—211 Matt Kuchar...................72-68-71—211 Jason Dufner ................71-66-74—211 Stewart Cink .................76-68-68—212 Rory Sabbatini..............73-71-68—212 Robert Streb .................73-70-69—212 Stephen Ames..............72-71-69—212 Dicky Pride....................69-73-70—212 Nick Watney..................70-72-70—212 Pat Perez.......................71-71-70—212 Scott Langley................72-70-70—212 Erik Compton................75-65-72—212 James Driscoll ..............74-66-72—212 Scott Brown ..................70-70-72—212 Peter Tomasulo .............69-68-75—212 K.J. Choi........................69-67-76—212 Adam Scott ...................70-66-76—212 Lucas Glover.................69-74-70—213 Webb Simpson .............73-69-71—213 Boo Weekley.................72-70-71—213 Ryan Palmer .................71-70-72—213 Brian Davis....................71-69-73—213 Jerry Kelly .....................70-70-73—213 Jeff Overton ..................72-72-70—214 George McNeill.............72-72-70—214 Chez Reavie .................69-75-70—214 Graham DeLaet............73-71-70—214 David Lingmerth ...........74-70-70—214 Charlie Wi......................71-72-71—214 Sang-Moon Bae ...........73-70-71—214 Vijay Singh ....................69-73-72—214 Tim Herron....................71-71-72—214 John Rollins ..................76-68-71—215 John Mallinger ..............74-70-71—215 Robert Garrigus............72-71-72—215 Aaron Baddeley............72-71-72—215 Troy Kelly.......................72-70-73—215 LPGA-Founders Cup Scores Saturday At JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club Phoenix Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,583; Par: 72 Third Round Ai Miyazato ...................63-67-67—197 Stacy Lewis...................68-65-68—201 Jee Young Lee ..............65-64-72—201 Angela Stanford............68-70-65—203 Lizette Salas .................69-68-66—203 Anna Nordqvist.............70-66-67—203 Gerina Piller ..................66-69-68—203 Inbee Park.....................69-71-64—204 Nicole Castrale .............71-67-66—204 Giulia Sergas ................69-69-66—204 Jimin Kang....................68-69-67—204 Sydnee Michaels..........70-67-67—204 Beatriz Recari...............70-70-65—205 Karrie Webb..................70-69-66—205 Thidapa Suwannapura.69-68-68—205 I.K. Kim..........................69-67-69—205 Danielle Kang ...............68-67-70—205 Jessica Korda ...............70-67-69—206


Sunday, March 17, 2013 • A11



State Farm awards funds

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TROY — Local State Farm agents Todd Carr and Heath Murray recently presented Habitat for Humanity of Miami County with $5,000 for home ownership and home repair assistance programs. “Generous gifts from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission. We graciously thank you for your donation,” said Bill Horstman, HFHMC executive director. State Farm has been a corporate sponsor of Habitat projects across the country since 1994, and the official sponsor of Habitat’s youth programs since 2007. Habitat’s commitment to providing families with safe, decent and affordable shelter aligns with State Farm’s commitment to building safe, strong and better educated communities.

Reedy qualifies Spinnaker to add for conference PIQUA — Mark Reedy, to product line FIC of Piqua, a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has qualified for the Summit Circle conference by providing financial guidance and solutions to members of the organization in 2012. Nine percent of Thrivent Financials nearly 2,300 financial representatives qualified for this honor. Reedy is with Thrivent Financial’s Ohio Regional Financial Office, serving Lutherans and their family members in Miami, Shelby and Darke counties and beyond. Reedy will be recognized by his peers from across the country at Thrivent Financials annual conference. Reedy has been with Thrivent Financial for 13 years.

TROY — Spinnaker Coating LLC, a manufacturer of adhesive coated papers and films, has announced it has added six new items under the Crack ‘n Peel Multi-Print brand, as a result of strong customer acceptance of the line. Crack ‘n Peel MultiPrint products are specifically engineered for digital printing The Crack ‘n Peel line, acquired from Avery Dennison in 2012, will now feature the most popular white face stocks coated with Spinnaker’s patented high tack, no-ooze permanent adhesive, which provides strong bonding to most surfaces and clean feeding through the press. Each product carries a

Cancer center honored Receives accreditation with commendation Upper Valley Medical Center’s Cancer Care program has received Accreditation with Commendation from The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The accreditation, good for three years, was awarded following an extensive onsite evaluation. CoC accreditation ensures a patient they will have access to: comprehensive care; a multi-specialty team approach to coordinate treatment options; information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options; access to cancer-related information, education and support; a cancer registry collecting data on type and stages of cancers and treatment results and lifelong patient follow up; ongoing monitoring of care; and quality care close to home. “The accreditation award with commendation means our center has exceeded the strict review of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, which includes eight areas of programming activity and evaluation on 36 standards. This means our center is a center of excellence,” said Cancer Care Center Director Jean Heath. “We are very proud of our Cancer Care program at UVMC and the registrars who collect the data,” Heath added. “We have set the bar very high in quality, safety and service in our Cancer Care Center.” The Miami County community celebrated the opening of the newly expanded UVMC Cancer


Jim Dabbelt and Amy Yoder review data for UVMC Cancer Registry.

TROY Care Center and John J. Dugan Infusion Center in spring 2012. The expansion added 10 individual infusion rooms and gave the center its own firstlevel entry, a new reception area, family center, healing garden, multi-use therapy room and library where patients and their families can research materials offered in traditional hardback books, on DVDs/CDs or on Kindles. “The center’s growth

organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. There are more than 1,500 CoC-accredited programs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, representing around 30 percent of all hospitals. More information on the Commission on Cancer is available at www. For more on the UVMC Cancer Care Center, visit

and success reflect UVMC’s continuing mission to provide a comprehensive continuum of cancer services in our community,” said Tom Parker, UVMC president and CEO. “We’re grateful to the physicians and staffs who have worked so hard to make the cancer center an outstanding provider, and also to the UVMC Board of Directors and Foundation for their support of this important resource.” The CoC was established in 1922. It is a consortium of professional

Is there really any difference between national, store brands? NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarkets including Kroger, Safeway and Whole Foods are improving the image of their store brands with better packaging and more distinctive offerings. But where exactly do these products come from? It’s a question a growing number of people may have as retailers increasingly develop their store brands as a way to cultivate loyalty among shoppers. Safeway, for example, offers versions of Doritos, Cheetos and other salty snacks. But rather than merely imitating the look of their big-name counterparts, the “Snack Artist” line comes in distinctive, earth-tone bags made to look more like a premium brand. The Safeway logo

appears only a small strip at the bottom. “In many cases, people are buying some of our brands and think it’s a national brand,” said Diane Dietz, chief marketing officer for Safeway. The rise of store brands known in the industry as “private-label” products became apparent last year when ConAgra Foods Inc. said it was buying Ralcorp Holdings Inc. Although it’s not a household name, Ralcorp makes pasta, granola bars and other foods for a wide array of retailers. ConAgra executives note that there’s still plenty of room for growth, with store brands representing just 18 percent of packaged foods in the U.S., compared with 36 percent in the United

Kingdom and 44 percent in the Netherlands. So as store brands get more attention, here’s a look at what’s behind the packaging.

Who makes them? To maintain the image of their store brands, supermarkets like to keep the origins a mystery. One reason Whole Foods doesn’t reveal the suppliers for its in-house “365 Everyday Value” products is that it may be carrying other branded products made by the same companies, said Brianna Blanton, who manages store brands for the organic grocer. For a shopper, tracking down which company made a particular product can






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also be challenging because the store-brand industry is fragmented. Supermarkets often work with a network of hundreds of suppliers to produce their store brands. These include national name-brand companies that make store brands on the side as well as businesses that specialize in making store brands. The store-brand specialists often focus on certain product categories as well, said Mike Minasi, Safeway’s president of advertising and marketing. Overhill Farms, a company based in Vernon, Calif., for example, is known for making frozen foods, he said. And not all store brands are made by outside companies. Kroger, for instance,


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has 37 plants that churn out about 40 percent of its store brands. Safeway also makes some of its own brands.

offer more distinctive products. So the process for developing new store-brand items has gotten more sophisticated and mirrors how name-brand products are conceived and marketed, said Jesse Spungin, general manager for ConAgra’s store brands business. Nevertheless, people may wonder how unique some store-brand products can be when they’re made in factories that churn out other store-brand or namebrand products. Sometimes, the difference is really just cosmetic. To ensure efficiency in production lines, for instance, ConAgra CEO Gary Rodkin says the company pushes “differentiation as far downstream as possible.”

Are they really any different? Everyone knows store brands are usually cheaper. But they also have grown because they offer something new, or make an improvement on betterknown products. One way Whole Foods differentiates its “365 Everyday Value” products is by examining nutritional stats. In many cases, a registered dietitian on staff works with the grocer’s suppliers to see if there are ways to lower sodium or fat content. Stores are pushing to

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Air filters: for your vehicle’s health as well as your own One important element is often forgotten during do-it-yourself car maintenance: air filters. Not to be neglected, changing them regularly improves the health of your vehicle as well as your own. FOR YOUR VEHICLE Your car engine needs fresh, clean air. That is why its engine is equipped with a filter specifically designed to prevent different particles from entering the combustion chamber. To be able to function properly, an engine needs the right mix of air and fuel. Dirty air will alter the efficiency of the engine and could cause damage. In addition, dirty air filters increase gas consumption. Check your owner’s manual to find out when this filter should be changed. If you usually drive in heavy traffic or on dusty roads, it

would be to your advantage to have it checked very often. FOR YOUR HEALTH The importance of having a clean car cabin air filter cannot be stressed enough. The air coming into the area where you sit can be up to six times more polluted than outside air. The filter that needs to be checked is usually located behind the glove compartment and only takes a few minutes of your time to replace. Once again, you should refer to the owner’s manual to learn how to proceed. Experts recommend that this filter be replaced at least once a year to prevent it from becoming clogged. As well as improving air quality inside your car, your air conditioning and ventilation systems will operate much more efficiently.

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, March 17, the 76th day of 2013. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s Highlight: On March 17, 1973, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm, a freed prisoner of the Vietnam War, was joyously greeted by his family on the tarmac at Travis Air Force Base in California in a scene captured in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by Slava Veder of The Associated Press.

On this date: In 1762, New York’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt first likened crusading journalists to a man with “the muckrake in his hand” in a speech to the Gridiron Club in Washington. In 1950, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, “californium.” In 1963, Mother Elizabeth

Ann Bayley Seton, an American, was beatified by Pope John XXIII. (She was canonized 12 years later by Pope Paul VI.) In 1970, the United States cast its first veto in the U.N. Security Council. (The U.S. killed a resolution that would have condemned Britain for failure to use force to overthrow the whiteruled government of Rhodesia.) Ten years ago: Edging to the brink of war, President George W. Bush gave Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave his country.

Car maintenance: a year-round contract

It is a proven fact that a good maintenance routine prolongs the life of your car. But what does regular maintenance really entail? What needs to be checked and when? Following are some guidelines that will help you set up a good maintenance schedule for your vehicle. First of all, it’s a good idea to plan a fixed schedule and to list everything that needs to be checked on a monthly, three-monthly, or biannual basis. For example, it is advisable to carry out a monthly check of tire pressure, oil and liquid coolant levels, and belts and lines.

The last two things should be checked carefully to ensure that no cracks have appeared. Of course, if there are signs of wear, they must be replaced immediately. Experts recommend changing the engine oil and checking the battery connections for signs of corrosion every three months. You should also check the other liquid levels at this time (brakes, transmission, power steering, and windshield washer fluids). Once every six months you should change your windshield wiper blades, check the condition of your tires, and ensure that your

Properly inflated tires: a question of safety

Your tires have just been changed and you’re ready to hit the road in total safety. Good for you! But did you take the time to check the air pressure in each of your tires? This is one of those little things that we all know we should do but never get around to. Yet taking a moment to do it is one of the most important elements of road safety that a driver can do. Maintaining the correct air pressure in your tires is as crucial as having the engine maintained on a regular basis. It has even been proven that it is more economical in the long run to check air pressure than to maintain your car’s engine in perfect running order! Why is that? Proper air pressure reduces wear on the tire’s tread, substantially reduces gas consumption, and improves the road holding capabilities of your car, which reduces your risk of having an accident. ONCE A MONTH Tire pressure should be checked once a month. It is also recommended that tire pressure be checked when tires are rotated or during oil changes or randomly, when you fill up at the gas station. It is also important to check the pressure in the spare tire. After all, you don’t want It has even been proven that checking air it to be unusable just when you really need it. pressure regularly will help you save Refer to the manufacturer’s owner’s manual to find out the tire pressure money in the long term. recommended for your vehicle.

It’s fine to do some of your own car maintenance, but don’t forget to follow a fixed schedule.

spare tire is adequately inflated, which is something that is often forgotten. Another often forgotten thing to do is make sure that headlights, brake lights, and signal lights are working well. A biannual check should also be made of shock absorbers, muffler, and for wear in the braking system.

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It’s their busy time of year McGovern Ceili Dancers relish St. Patrick’s Day holiday BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer


Troy area establishments rish dancing is as intewill celebrate the St. Patrick gral to St. Patrick’s Day holiday today with the folas are shamrocks — lowing specials: and nobody knows that • Dunaway’s — Drinks better than the all day, including Guinness, McGovern Ceili Dancers. Jell-O shots, green beer Based out of Dayton and led and Celtic coolers (vodka, by Shelagh McGovern, the melon liquor, sour mix, dance group is performing two pineapple). Irish dancers at shows in Troy on St. Patrick’s 4 p.m., along with bands all Day: one at Dunaway’s and day. another at the Filling Station, • Submarine House — following several other perSpecials on domestic drafts, formances in the days before. Smithwick’s, Guinness, Irish Four local girls are a part of car bombs and Jameson. the group: Angie Rice, Lindsey • Buffalo Wild Wings — Millsats, Hannah Gootzeit and Drink specials including MariCait Gillespie. green beer and Guinness Millsats, 19, was drawn to pints from 11 a.m. to midIrish dance style — characternight. A photo hunt to win a ized by vigorous leg and foot “pot o’ gold” will take place, movement and a rigid upper and patrons also are invited body — about 12 years ago, to watch the March when she watched a performEastern Regional Winners from McGovern Ceili Dancers smile for the camera, including Erin Madness selection. ance in Dayton. Loftus, Emma Gunnell, Katie Loftus, Angie Rice and Hannah Gootzeit. • Mojos — Specials “When I was a little kid, I beginning at 11 a.m. saw Irish dancing when I was Limited menu of bangers RIGHT: Dancers Angie Rice, about 6 or 7 at the World and mash, corned beef Affair and thought it was real- left, and Megan Ackenhausen, hash and Guinness beef right, pose with their instrucly cool,” said the Sinclair stew served all day. Beer tor Shelagh McGovern of Community College student. specials will be available. McGovern Ceili Dancers. “The girls were really graceful • Fricker’s, 1187 — and had the most beautiful Green beer drafts, buckets dresses, and after a while, I got of beer and shot specials. really into it.” • Filling Station — Her favorite dance steps DANCING Bands start at noon with include the bird, in which one Irish dancers performing leg is parallel to the ground, • St. Patrick’s Day Irish mid-afternoon. Drink speand the click, where the feet dance performances cials include Irish car are clicked to the front. — 4 p.m. March 17 at bombs, Irish beer, Celtic Like Millstats, Gootzeit, 12, coolers, Guinness pints and Dunaway’s, 508 W. Main started dancing five years ago, green beer. The bar has a St., Troy after seeing the dance in covered, heated patio. — 4:30 p.m. March 17 action. at Filling Station, 2331 W. “My cousin was an Irish Market St., Troy dancer, and I went to one of “It’s so festive and really her festivals and thought it fun, and I get to hang out with • How to become an was really cool,” Gootzeit said, my friends,” Rice said. She and adding that wearing a pretty Irish dancer her friend Gillespie planned to dress was a big perk. McGovern Ceili perform for classmates last “That was really the big Dancers instructor Shelagh week. reason I wanted to start. I McGovern said all people While the dancers acknowlthink they’re awesome,” the ages 4 and up are weledged the hard work inherent Tippecanoe Middle School stucome to try Irish dance. in dancing, they all said the dent said. Beginner to experienced weeks leading up to St. Gootzeit wears a white, competitive-level classes Patrick’s Day are especially pink and black dress with a are offered. rewarding. pink stripe on it, along with “We dance all year long “It is definitely the busiest the traditional curly wig, and we’re always looking time of year we have,” Millsats which is supposed to match for new dancers,” said. “But it’s definitely fulfillthe dancer’s hair color. McGovern said. “You don’t ing. It’s like an Irish Rice, 11, a student at St. have to be Irish, and you Christmas for everyone.” Patrick Catholic School, can even have two left For more information on became hooked on Irish dance feet.” McGovern Ceili Dancers, visit after watching her friend form about four years ago.




Sunday, March 17, 2013



Spring springs up in stems and shoots and clumps According to my Uncle Don, spring didn’t merely arrive…it arose, sprang straight from the winter-chilled earth like the souls of the devout on Resurrection Day. You see, Uncle Don was a Pentecostal preacher and often tended to view things from a theological perspective. “The season doesn’t come in, Jimbo,” he said one March afternoon as we walked the highbank end of his small farm. “Spring springs up!” We stopped and he looked at me, making sure I understood the distinction. Then he swept his gaze outward, across the land. “Just look!” Below the hillside, the serpentine Green River made a sliver loop — one of perhaps a hundred additional turns this most peculiar stream had to make before joining the broad Ohio. And I recall taking note of all that bright green — vernal green — round about, in stems and shoots and newly emerged clumps, and thinking how right he was … spring did, indeed, spring up. Don was Mom’s eldest brother, born and raised on the family’s hardscrabble farm in eastern Kentucky. They say he felt a calling to the ministry at an

istry, they sowed plenty of the earthly sort in the nearby soil — putting out huge vegetable plots, growing all sorts of fruits and berries. They also kept chickens, and generally raised a hog or two and a beef steer. This sweat-earned bounty was canned, dried, stored in bags and baskets in root cellars, sometimes cured in a smokeJim McGuire house — and later on, freshTroy Daily News Columnist frozen in basement or backporch chest freezers. While words from the Scriptures fed early age and went off seminary their faith and hearts, hard in his teens. Afterward, married, work and nurtured land fed their bodies. he and Aunt Alma began their Thus the outdoors remained life together at various postings as much a part of their lives as across the state. the well-worn copy of the Bible Uncle Don preferred rural — King James edition — on the churches. Those I saw were small structures — old and gen- living room table. Uncle Don liked to fish. But he was a truly erally in need of constant avid rabbit hunter and invarirepair. Congregations were modest in both size and income. ably had a few beagles lolling So it wasn’t an easy life. Money around. His hermeneutics skills thus extended to interpreting was tight. But then, country both dusty theological texts and preachers don’t expect to get cottontail tracks imprinted in rich. riverbank mud. On the upside, however, the Like my mother, Uncle Don parsonages typically came with was a savvy and eager forager. lots of tillable land. By necessity, Uncle Don and In fact, the reason we were rambling the back precincts of his Aunt Alma became pretty selffarm that March afternoon was sustaining. Besides sowing to gather a good mixed mess of heavenly seeds in their min-

wild greens. The plan was to cook them as compliment to the stringer of fat bullheads we’d caught from the Green that morning and earmarked for supper. We’d already collected a tote sack full of young and tender pokeweed — “poke sallet” as it’s often called — plus some early dandelion, mustard and shepherd’s purse. Plus mint for the iced tea, and a couple of handsful of sorrel, to blend, lemonlike, into the vinegar dressing for sprinkling on the batter-fried fish. I was surprised when my Uncle Don bent and began pulling up clumps of what I’d heard called onion grass. Great dark-green patches of it appeared all over the yard every spring … in fact, it was the first green to poke forth from the brown, cold earth — beating the hardiest grass by weeks. But it never occurred to me to gather the stuff. “What are you gonna do with that?” I asked. Uncle Don gave me a longsuffering look, grinned, and slowly shook his head. “Jimbo, Jimbo, Jimbo,” he mock-scolded. “And here I thought Louise raised you right,” he said, refer-

ring to his sister and my mother. “Uh-huh,” I said, “Mom did her best, Dad too … but we sure never put wild onion grass in our potherb greens.” “They’re not for the greens, Jimbo. They’re for the mashed potatoes and cornbread. Finechop the tops — a few of the bulbs, too, if you want — and add ‘em to the mix. Mighty tasty. Can’t believe you’ve missed out all these years. Alma’s been using ‘em in her cookin’ for weeks now. They’re ‘bout the first green thing comes up every spring.” And you know what? Uncle Don was right! They were delicious in that evening’s meal as seasoning herbs. The green tops tasted similar to green onions you find at the grocery, while the bulbs seemed a bit more garlic-like — something on the order of a wild ramp, though not as strong. The other day I looked out my window at scattered clumps of onion grass in the yard. I thought of Uncle Don and all the wise and wonderful things he taught me. Spring was indeed springing up! And I suddenly knew just what we’d use to season a celebratory supper.

Save on Easter baskets, contents with planning, a little creativity Do you keep a gift closet full of items you find on clearance or score for free with coupons? If Q: How can I save on Easter baskets and so, don’t forget to scour your gift closet for possiall the contents? Last year I spent a fortune! ble basket fillers. Lotions, candy, travel-size toiA: Luckily, with a little planning and creativi- letries, etc., all make ty, there are lots of ways great fillers and might be to save on assembling an waiting for you in your gift closet. Don’t forget to Easter basket this year. look. Not only can you save; Don’t pay full price for you can make the giftEaster candy. Instead, giving fun and exciting, look for candy coupons in too. First, buy Easter bas- your Sunday newspaper, then match them with a kets at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s on sale or with sale. You’ll find the best deals at drugstores and a 40 percent-off coupon. That coupon is key if the national retail stores like Walmart and Target. item is not on sale already, as it will net you Check these retailers huge savings. Find some- first and do some price thing durable, then reuse comparisons. This year, why not it from year to year. BY KASEY TRENUM

think of a fun themed basket? This is a great way to create an experience for the recipient and save money. Some ideas for a themed basket would include: • A Fun in the Sun Basket: Toss in items you’ll need this summer, like a bathing suit, flip flops, sunglasses and sunscreen. Include beach toys from the Dollar Store such as shovels and sand molds. • A Gardening Basket: Place fruit and vegetable seeds, little pots, a small bag of dirt, a watering can, gloves and hat, to name a few, so the recipient can get working! Dollar Stores carry all of these products, including wind

chimes and small gardendecor items you can also add. • A Superhero- or Character-Themed Basket: Check out your local Dollar Store and Target to find fillers for this basket. My kids love “Star Wars” and Hello Kitty, and recently, Target’s Dollar Stop had tons of “Star Wars” and Hello Kitty items. You can find pencils, erasers, folders and more with the particular theme. • A Craft Basket: Perfect for the person who loves to get crafty. Assemble a basket with a paint-by-numbers kit, crayons, coloring books, SHNS PHOTO COURTESY KASEY TRENUM craft kit, instructional With a little planning and creativity, there are lots of books and more craftways to save on assembling an Easter basket this year. related items.

Dipper, cheesy potatoes, broccoli, orange slices, peaches, milk. Wednesday — Baked spaghetti, garden spinach, peas, assorted fruit, applesauce cup, roll, milk. Thursday — Soft taco, refried beans, corn, pears, apple juice, milk. Friday — Cheese pan pizza, mixed vegetables, carrot sticks, peaches, pineapple, milk. • MIAMI EAST SCHOOLS Not available. • MILTON-UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday — Taco salad with Doritos, taco meat, salsa, cheese, roll, taco sauce, chopped romaine with ranch dressing, carrots, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Breaded chicken patty on a whole grain bun, french fries, spring mix, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Chicken Fryz with whole grain bread, corn, beets, fruit, milk.

Thursday — Hot dog on a whole grain bun, sweet potato fries, fruit, milk. Friday — Big Daddy cheese bold pizza, green beans, carrots, fruit, milk. • NEWTON LOCAL SCHOOL Monday — Dinosaur nuggets, whole wheat dinner roll, mashed potatoes with gravy, diced peaches, apples, milk. H.S. — juice. Tuesday — Burrito with cheese, black beans, green beans, diced pears, juice, cookie, milk. Wednesday — Macaroni and cheese, whole wheat dinner roll, carrots, applesauce, blueberries, milk. H.S. — juice. Thursday — Sloppy Joe sandwich, assorted potatoes, pineapple tidbits, juice, cookie, milk. Friday — Soft pretzel and cheese, yogurt, broccoli, mixed fruit, strawberries, milk. H.S. — juice. • ST. PATRICK Monday — French toast sticks, sausage, hash browns, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Salisbury

SCHOOL MENUS • BETHEL GRADES 1-5 Monday — Hot dog on a wheat bun, baked beans, fruit, milk. Tuesday —Sloppy Joe sandwich on a wheat bun, corn, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Asian chicken with rice, broccoli and carrots, fruit, milk. Thursday — Chili, potatoes, fruit, milk. Friday — Nachos with meat and cheese, salsa, sour cream, green beans, fruit, milk. • BETHEL GRADES 612 Monday — Hot dog on a wheat bun, baked beans, fruit, milk. Tuesday —Dominos pizza, corn, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Asian chicken with rice, broccoli and carrots, whole wheat roll, fruit, milk. Thursday — Chili, potatoes, fruit, milk. Friday — Nachos with meat and cheese, salsa, sour cream, green beans,

fruit, milk. • BRADFORD SCHOOLS Not available. • COVINGTON ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday — Pita pocket with turkey, lettuce and tomatoes, green beans, applesauce, milk. Tuesday — Chicken Hip Dipper, cheesy potatoes, broccoli, orange slices, milk. Wednesday — Baked spaghetti, garden spinach, peas, assorted fruit, roll, milk. Thursday — Soft taco, refried beans, corn, pears, milk. Friday — Cheese pan pizza, mixed vegetables, carrot sticks, peaches, milk. • COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Pita pocket with turkey, lettuce and tomatoes, green beans, applesauce, fruit mix, milk. Tuesday — Chicken Hip

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steak, mashed potatoes, corn, butter bread, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Chicken tortilla casserole, refried beans, salsa, fruit, milk. Thursday — Chicken nuggets, baked sweet potatoes, cinnamon sticks, fruit, milk. Friday — Cheese ravioli, peas, garlic bread, fruit, milk. • TROY CITY SCHOOLS K-6 Monday — Mozzarella cheese sticks, dino pasta, celery sticks, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken Fryz, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, carrot snacks, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Cheeseburger on a whole grain bun, french fries, celery sticks, fruit, milk. Thursday — Sausage, mini pancakes, orange juice, celery sticks, carrot snacks, milk. Friday — Cheese quesadilla, refried beans, carrot snacks, SideKick fruit slushie, milk. • TROY JR. HIGH

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Monday — Mozzarella cheese sticks, dino pasta, celery sticks, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken Fryz, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, carrot snacks, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Cheeseburger on a whole grain bun, french fries, celery sticks, fruit, milk. Thursday — Sausage, mini pancakes, orange juice, celery sticks, carrot snacks, milk. Friday — Cheese quesadilla, refried beans, carrot snacks, SideKick fruit slushie, milk. • TIPP CITY HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Mini corn dogs, carrots, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Quesadilla, refried beans, garden salad, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit, whole grain roll, milk. Thursday — Egg roll, carrots, broccoli, fruit, cheesy rice, milk. Friday — Cheese pizza, green beans, fruit, milk.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Doctor works out with his patients BY RENEE ELDER Raleigh News and Observer Carson Boone used to take three types of medication for high blood pressure, and he needed a mechanical breathing aid to sleep. Though Boone had a gym membership and considered himself pretty active as an 82-yearold, his doctor thought that if Boone sweated a little bit more, he would realize substantial health gains. So, Dr. Ben Fischer convinced Boone to join a special exercise and healthy-living program at the YMCA in Raleigh, N.C., where the doctor works out alongside his patients. “A person of my age can be a little frightened about how much you can do,” Boone said. “But I found out through this program I was not working hard enough. On my first gym visit with the doctor, he told me to go around the track at my normal speed. Pretty soon, I noticed somebody was walking beside me. It was Dr. Fischer saying: ‘Carson, you need to pick it up.’ “ Boone did, and he now has better health as a result. “I sleep better, and I think I’m stronger, too,” said the retired construction contractor and photographer. He’s cut out two of the blood-pressure medications and no longer uses the nighttime breathing device, and he said he has reduced his medical costs by half. Doctors across the nation


Dr. Ben Fischer, center, works out with patients at the YMCA in Raleigh, N.C. He grew weary of giving advice and handing out prescriptions to patients with cardiovascular-related problems. So now he meets his patients at the gym, working out with men and women who have committed to a healthier lifestyle. have stepped up recommendations to patients to lose weight, change their diets and exercise. But Fischer, 41, is unusual in working out side-by-side with patients. “It’s a little weird, I know, but it’s fun for me,” he said. “How often does a doctor get a chance to get into the pool with patients?

And if I’m not there, they won’t take it as seriously.” The sessions are billed as office visits, but Fischer thinks they are more beneficial. “It’s much more productive and useful than a typical office visit,” he said. Fischer started the program three years ago, after seeing how

many of his patients were suffering from “lifestyle diseases” such as high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Because these are health problems we “bring on ourselves,” opportunities exist also to address them ourselves, said Fischer. That’s what he had in mind

when he came up with the idea of pairing supervised exercise with information on nutrition, fitness and lifestyle habits. “It’s my homegrown attempt to help people be healthy,” he said. “I tell them it’s either this or they’re going to be treating chronic illness for the rest of their lives.” About 65 people have participated in the project over the past three years, each signing on for a three-month session of weekly workouts and information seminars. The Y donates weekly meeting space and waives membership fees for patients in the program. Fischer encourages the participants to return to the gym for additional workouts throughout the week. “I’ve learned a lot about diabetes, arthritis, liver function, blood pressure, heart disease,” said John Logan, 61, as he prepared for an aerobic workout. “When you hear about all the problems and diseases you can have, how can you not afford to get in shape?” So far, Logan has lost more than 10 pounds and trimmed his waist by 2 inches. He said he hopes to get rid of his cholesterol medication soon. Boone agreed that joining Fischer’s program has been worth the extra effort. He’s already lost 13 pounds. “Having a doctor who will take off his clothes and put on gym shorts to work with you is a real plus,” he said. “It made me more confident that I could do this.”

Early Alzheimer’s testing poses dilemmas Kathryn Becker wants to know if, like her mother, she won’t recognize her own daughter one day. The retired Navy engineer who taught herself two programming languages decided to undergo tests that may reveal her future. She went through a spinal tap and brain imaging that revealed she has biological components that may cause Alzheimer’s disease. The early diagnosis means the memory loss that makes it hard for Becker to use an ATM or find the right kitchen drawer for a spatula will likely evolve into fullblown Alzheimer’s. But it’s not a guarantee of that end result and brings no medicine proven to stop the progression, much less cure, a disease that affects 5.4 million Americans. Doctors and scientists argue over when the diagnosis should be given and

LEARN MORE To learn more about early testing for indicators that may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease: • _alzheimers_diagnosis.asp • to whom. Officials of the National Institute on Aging say the uncertainty of the disease’s evolution means the earliest preclinical findings should only come into play during clinical trials for drugs aimed at treating Alzheimer’s before it emerges. The chances of preclinical stages becoming fullblown Alzheimer’s increase if people already suffer memory loss or other cognitive lapses. But some scientists contend people with no symptoms shouldn’t be told of the preclinical findings, even if tests are positive. “It doesn’t mean they’re going to get Alzheimer’s. It means they’re probably at a higher risk,” said Dr.

Creighton Phelps, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program at the National Institute on Aging. “You can’t tell them what to do with the information because we can’t be sure of what it means.” In the early stage testing, neurologists use spinal taps and brain imaging to hunt for the presence of proteins called tau as well as fragments called beta amyloid. The biomarkers cause plaque and tangled clusters that are always found in Alzheimer’s patients, although scientists don’t fully understand the connection. Neurologists combine the procedures with cognitive tests and MRI scans designed to detect shrink-

ing in the part of the brain that forms, organizes and stores memories. If people already show significant memory loss, the tests can suggest they will likely develop full Alzheimer’s. But the value of using the preclinical findings to predict the progression toward the disease for people who show few symptoms is uncertain. Some people diagnosed with the preclinical condition never develop full Alzheimer’s. “They are perhaps at a higher risk, but they’re not definitely going in this direction,” Phelps said. “Thirty percent of the people who die of old age have amyloid in the brain but have no symptoms of Alzheimer’s.” Genetic tests can also indicate elevated risks. The growing need for testing is driven by the failure of medications designed to attack Alzheimer’s in its fully formed stage. Now, drugs are being tested in clinical trials to assess their effectiveness earlier.

Long-term care watchdogs and nursing homes in Ventura County, Calif., are helping lead a national movement to reduce the use of powerful drugs to control the behavior of people with dementia, health officials say. The use of antipsychotic drugs on nursing home residents in the county fell by 20 percent from 2010 to 2012, said attorney Tony Chicotel of the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, citing data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The use of psychotropic drugs, a broader category medicine that can control the mind, emotion and behavior, fell 12 percent

over the same period. “Ventura County is an epicenter for this movement,” Chicotel said at a symposium this week dedicated to alternatives to so-called chemical leashes. He cited the Medicare agency’s goal to reduce the use of antipsychotics on Alzheimer’s patients and others. “What CMS is trying to prompt the nation to do, you’ve already done,” he said. “What’s going on here is remarkable.” Chicotel and others cited the education efforts of those who are finding ways to better understand and communicate with residents who have lost their ability to reason, and a growing awareness of studies stating antipsychotics can increase the risk of fatalities. Deirdre Daly, adminis-

trator of an assisted living facility, Autumn Years at Ojai, Calif., said her emphasis is on better understanding the needs and backgrounds of her clients — to the detail of knowing their tastes in music and books — and using that knowledge to meet their needs. She said the barrier for some facilities to building such relationships is simple. “It takes time and they have to focus on the medical,” she said. What needs to be done is to change the culture of a society where the benefits of pills are maximized and the risks are minimized, said Dr. Jonathan Evans of Charlottesville, Va., keynote speaker at the symposium and medical director for several nursing homes.

will also make sure people know the answers they gain may not be complete or absolute. “I would want the person to have a good reason,” said Kosik, the neurologist and researcher. “I’ve done it because families wanted some sort of certainty so they can try to consider their future with a full deck of cards. They get the certainty that this looms ahead of them with greater likelihood than some other people.” The doctors themselves struggled with the dilemma. They ask themselves the same question: Would they want to know? Kosik won’t answer, saying the scenario has too many nuances for an easy response. Sutton’s answer is no. He knows his future may hold Alzheimer’s or other health risks. He’s not ready to face it until it happens. “I don’t want to believe that anything’s ever going to happen to me,” he said. “I have an irrational optimism in the future.”

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Nursing homes moving to use fewer drugs on dementia patients BY TOM KISKEN Scripps Howard News Service

“We have been treating the disease too late,” said Ken Kosik, an Alzheimer’s researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “The idea is that if we’re going to find a cure, we have to start early, before the disease starts.” Dr. James Sutton, an Oxnard, Calif., neurologist participating in two clinical trials, tells people they may be headed toward dementia and there’s little that current medicine can do about it. “I’m diagnosing people with preclinical Alzheimer’s and leaving them to fend for themselves,” said Sutton, who formed a support group to help his patients cope. “It’s like we’re opening up a Pandora’s box,” Sutton said. “But we’re only opening it up a little way.” Several neurologists said they will perform the imaging procedures and genetic tests for patients who have reason to think Alzheimer’s lies ahead but

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Take me out to the ballgame ... Relish the journey of visiting all 30 big-league ball parks


A statue of former St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Stan Musial outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — If you’re a baseball fan looking to add a new pastime to your vacation itinerary, consider setting a goal to visit all 30 of the sport’s major league stadiums. I began my crusade about five years ago, joining a growing number of other zealots making the pilgrimage to baseball’s cathedrals. It has become such a popular pursuit that you can buy baseball-stadium maps to document where you have been and plot where you still need to go. The one decorating my den shows I’m halfway through my odyssey, with 14 more fields of dreams still to be seen. If you need more memorabilia, there’s also a book called “The Major League Baseball BallPark Pass-Port” that provides tips about each stadium, with slots to file ticket stubs and a place to “validate” each visit with a rubber stamp. But all you really need is a love of baseball and a passion for exploring new places to relish this journey. All the baseball teams are based in major U.S. cities and many of the stadiums are situated in bustling downtown areas with engrossing things to do and savory places to eat when you aren’t attending a game. These attractions should help the cause of baseball fans trying to recruit a spouse or other traveling teammates who may not appreciate the sublime pleasures of the game. My baseball tour already has introduced me to things that wouldn’t have been on my radar if I hadn’t booked a trip to see a stadium. When I went to St. Louis to visit Busch Stadium in 2010, I rented a car one day and made the two-hour drive to Samuel Clemens’ childhood home in Hannibal, Mo., the Mississippi River village that inspired Mark Twain’s best-known books about the childhood adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. The Hannibal visit had a ripple effect when I went to Boston to see Fenway Park, prompting me to rent another car to drive to Hartford, Conn., to visit the custom-built home where he spent the happiest and most productive years of his adult life. Back in Boston, I also made the short trip across the Charles River to Cambridge to check out Harvard University, and wound up stumbling upon the home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, where George Washington also lived for a short time. When I went to Baltimore to see a game at Camden Yards, I took a water taxi out to Fort McHenry in the Chesapeake Bay to tour the site where Francis Scott Key watched American troops in 1814 successfully thwart an all-night fusillade by English ships. The heroics at Fort McHenry inspired Key to write the ode that became the country’s national anthem. Many of the stadiums are landmarks in their own right. My favorite stops so far have been baseball’s oldest stadiums, Fenway Park (opened in 1912), and Wrigley Field (originally known as Weeghman Park when it opened in 1914) in Chicago. Both are located in wonderful neighborhoods that turn into street festivals during the three or four hours leading up to the game. The stadiums of more recent vintage all have their merits too, largely because so many were built to evoke a sense of nostalgia. This retro movement started in 1992 when Baltimore’s Camden Yards opened and has carried over to just about every


This Sept. 30, 2012, file photo shows a general view of Oriole Park at Camden Yards during the third inning of a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox in Baltimore. All the baseball teams are based in major U.S. cities and many of the stadiums are situated in bustling downtown areas with engrossing things to do and savory places to eat when you aren't attending a game. LEFT: This Sept. 22, 2012, file photo shows fans standing in front of the Green Monster scoreboard during On Field Photo Day at Fenway Park in Boston before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. BOTTOM, LEFT: This Dec. 22, 2011, file photo shows Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Md., where Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and shot off the cannon that defended the city against the British. All the baseball teams are based in major U.S. cities. BOTTOM, RIGHT: In this 2009 photo released by Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, shown is Samuel Clemens’ boyhood home, one of eight historic properties in the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum complex in Hannibal, Mo. AP PHOTO/MICHAEL DWYER, FILE


one of the 22 baseball stadiums that have opened since then (while I haven’t been to them yet, I understand Florida’s two bigleague ballparks are notable exceptions to this trend). Most of the newer stadiums boast signature features designed to set them apart. Even one of the Florida stadiums, Marlins Park, added distinctive flair by building a 450-gallon (1,700-liter) saltwater aquarium behind home plate. Chase Field, the Phoenix home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, features a swimming pool behind the right field fence. Coors Field, the Denver home of the Colorado Rockies, features small trees and rocks with running water a tip of the cap to the gorgeous mountains that can be seen on the horizon from the stadium seats. Most of the teams also set

aside areas inside and outside the stadiums to pay homage to the greatest players in franchise history. I’ve already seen statues of Stan (“The Man”) Musial in St. Louis, Ted (“The Splendid Splinter”) Williams in Boston, Willie (“The Say Hey Kid”) Mays in San Francisco, Walter (“The Train”) Johnson in Washington and George (“Babe”) Ruth in Baltimore. In case you are wondering why the Orioles honor the Bambino even though he never played for the team, it’s because Camden Yards is built in an old neighborhood that once included a bar owned by Ruth’s father (the home where the Babe was born is still standing, just a short stroll from Camden Yards). When drawing up your travel plans, strive to arrange your stadium visits so they coincide with your favorite team’s trips to the


same destinations. My favorite stadium sojourns so far have included my favorite team, the Oakland Athletics. Those trips gave me a chance to wear my green-and-gold Athletics’ gear in hostile territory, which has led to lively repartee with the fans of the local team. What’s more, your favorite team will appreciate seeing some friendly faces, so much so that they may be even more accommodating than usual with requests for autographs and baseballs. In a further show of support, try to get tickets behind your team’s dugout on the road. Just keep in mind the location of visitor’s dugouts vary from stadium to stadium, so double-check before buying tickets (the visitor’s dugout is on the third-base side of the field at 18 stadiums and

on the first-base side at the other 12). After each visit to a baseball stadium, I can hardly wait to go to another one. Despite my ardor, completing the journey has been a multiyear process because, like most baseball fans, I don’t have the time or money to see all the stadiums in a single season. Last year, I made it to four stadiums for the first time, a new singleseason record for me. Other vacation commitments this year are likely to restrict me to a single stadium: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. When I finally cross off the final big-stadium off my list in a few years, I am going to have to find a new quest. Well, I hear there are lots of quaint minorleague baseball stadiums located in rustic towns all across America…



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Fanning inspires look at great child actresses LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elle Fanning does some incredible work as a teenager caught up in the anti-nukes activism of 1960s London in the new coming-of age drama “Ginger & Rosa.” This latest, greatest performance is part of a career she’s carved out for herself at only age 14, with previous impressive roles in films including “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” ”Super 8” and “Somewhere.” (Must be in the DNA: Her older sister, Dakota Fanning, is also talented and experienced well beyond her 19 years with an eclectic mix of films ranging from “War of the Worlds” and the “Twilight” movies to “Hounddog” and “The Runaways.”) So in a year in which “Beasts of the Southern Wild” star Quvenzhane Wallis became the youngest-ever best-actress nominee at the Academy Awards at only 9, here’s a look at five great child actresses: Shirley Temple: The original. What precocious little girl hasn’t watched Temple singing and dancing to “On the Good Ship Lollipop” and thought to herself: “That looks like fun I want to do that too”? Of course, we all couldn’t do it because she had that rare “thing” that spark, that zest, that glow. She also worked her butt off perfecting her craft at a very young age she started dancing and appearing in short films at 3 and making features at 5 but she made childlike charm and enthusiasm look effortless. By 6, she’d already won an Academy Award a special juvenile honor, but still. She then went on to make dozens of films over a three-decade career and remains arguably the greatest child star ever. What has your kid done today? Elizabeth Taylor: In her early, family-friendly films such as “Lassie Come Home” and especially “National Velvet,” Taylor had a startling and mature beauty for someone her age. Something about her aura radiated a grace and sophistication well beyond her years. Those mesmerizing eyes, that luxurious dark hair and flawless skin. It was as if she never went through the sort of awkward pre-adolescent stage the rest of us endured. She made her first film, “There’s One Born Every Minute,” at age 10. You guys know what happened from there: triumph, heartache, three Academy Awards, multiple marriage, superstardom. Jodie Foster: As she said in her rambling speech at this year’s

Golden Globes, she’s been in the public eye since age 3. Now at 50, the two-time Oscar winner is a great example of remaining strong and vital throughout the transition from child stardom to adulthood. Foster had confidence and swagger from her earliest days it’s evident even in something silly like a guest appearance on “The Partridge Family.” In 1976 alone, in a demonstration of her great range, she played two very different kinds of kids: Iris, the world-weary prostitute, opposite Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s brilliant and disturbing “Taxi Driver,” and Annabel, the quickwitted tomboy who finds she’s magically switched bodies with her mother in the Disney comedy “Freaky Friday.” Kirsten Dunst: She started modeling and appearing in commercials when she was only a few years old, but her breakout role at age 12 was playing the adorably creepy vampire Claudia opposite Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in “Interview With the Vampire.” Great choices from there have included Sofia Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides” and “Marie Antoinette,” Michel Gondry’s dreamlike “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and the kitschy cheerleader comedy “Bring It On.” Playing Mary-Jane in the “SpiderMan” trilogy probably didn’t hurt. But she was excellent and deserved an Oscar nomination for her haunting work as a depressed bride in Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia.” (She also has a movie opening this weekend, the sci-fi romance “Upside Down.”) Abigail Breslin: She was one of the youngestever Oscar nominees at age 10 for her charming, vulnerable and ultimately inspiring performance as awkward pageant contestant Olive in the crowdpleasing indie “Little Miss Sunshine.” But she made an impression even earlier than that when she made her film debut at just 5 in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Signs.” Her varied work has ranged from the star-studded romantic comedy “Definitely, Maybe” to the heart-tugging “My Sister’s Keeper” to the horror comedy “Zombieland” to the musical drama “Janie Jones,” which showed off her singing and guitarplaying talents. (Like Fanning and Dunst, Breslin has a new movie in theaters this weekend, too: the thriller “The Call.”) And she’s only 16 now it’s all out there in front of her.


Christian music singer Steven Curtis Chapman performs during “A Night of Music and Hope with the Chapmans” tour at Troy’s Hobart Arena in Troy, Nov. 18, 2010.

Going back to his roots Chapman teams with Cracker Barrel on latest album Have in Jesus” to Curtis classics such as “His Eyes” and “Cinderella.” The 50-year-old singer-songwriter said being able to work on the project with three generations of teven Curtis Chapman welChapmans — including his father comed the chance to reach back to his roots for his latest and brother, Herb Chapman Sr. and project — one that would meld fami- Herb Chapman Jr., his son, Caleb, ly, faith and music in the same jour- and his daughter-in-law, Jillian — helped make it a memorable experiney. So when Cracker Barrel Old ence. Country Store proposed working “(Cracker Barrel) had asked what together for an exclusive album, the five-time Grammy winner jumped at I thought about doing a hymns record and singing the songs I grew the opportunity. up singing in The Kentucky native’s latest church,” he said. “I album — “Deep Roots” — debuted started thinking Monday at Cracker Barrel about what would restaurants nationmake this one wide and feaspecial and not tures a blend just another of inspiraSteven Curtis tional favorites Chapman and hits from record. … Chapman’s what would diverse and bring in lengthy career. It some other features a handful voices and of guest appearother genances and contribuerations?” tions from what He didn’t have to Chapman said he look too far for the answer; his considers “world class family. musicians.” “The icing on the cake was to “It’s an album I thought about doing for a number of years,” he said make one dream of mine come true, and that was to have my dad sing during a recent phone interview. “I on this album with me,” he said, grew up in Paducah, Ky., and the first music I remember hearing was noting that the only other time he had done so was on a Christmas bluegrass and folk. My dad played every weekend in a band, and even record several years ago. Chapman said he enjoyed guest as a kid — when my dad and I appearances by his brother and son, would play music together — he would show me the way great blue- as well as the inclusion of Jillian Edwards Chapman — wife of his grass pickers would play. That helped define what great musician- son Will Franklin Chapman — on “How Great Thou Art.” ship sounded like.” “Jillian is my new daughter-inChapman put those early lessons to good use on “Deep Roots” — a 12- law, and that’s been a great chapter in our family story with all the track album that puts a fresh spin on hymns ranging from “How Great heartache we’ve endured,” he said, referring to the tragic death of his Thou Art” and “What a Friend We BY JIM DAVIS Staff Writer


daughter, Maria Sue, in 2008. “To see the smile that has come back has been an amazing gift. She has such a beautiful voice and spirit and I was really excited to be able to include her.” Chapman also got an assist from longtime friend and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs. “I call Ricky my bluegrass big brother,” Chapman said with a laugh. “I had mentioned to Ricky before that I’d like to work with him on an album, so when I started this project I called him up.” While he admitted it was somewhat difficult to decide on material for the album, Chapman said he’s happy with the final selection. “I had a pretty long list and was unsure of how to narrow this down, but I really started to look at songs I loved lyrically, and what would resonate with my life, family and story and all that we’ve been through,” he said. “I wanted to know which of these songs would best connect with that. “And then I started to look at the stories behind the songs,” he continued. “‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ was written from a grieving heart of a songwriter who was struggling with the loss of a loved one, and I could relate to that.” Although he’s been sharing his passion for music with fans for more than two decades, Chapman said he’s always excited to get new music out to fans both new and old. “It’s just a neat opportunity to have some new folks hear our story, our music and the message in the music … about God’s love and mercy woven into the lyrics,” he said. For more information about Steven Curtis Chapman, visit his website at To learn more about Cracker Barrel, visit

TRACK-BY-TRACK 1. “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” 2. “How Great Thou Art” (featuring Jillian Edwards Chapman) 3. “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”(featuring

Ricky Skaggs) 4. “Blessed Assurance” 5. “Life is Like a Mountain Railroad (Life’s Railway to Heaven)” (featuring Herb Chapman Sr.

and Herb Chapman Jr.) 6. “He Touched Me”(featuring Herb Chapman Sr. and Herb Chapman Jr.) 7. “Hiding Place” 8. “Rock of Ages”

9. “Be Still and Know”(featuring Caleb Chapman) 10. “His Eyes” 11. “My Redeemer is Faithful and True” 12. “Cinderella”


‘The Call’ dials up a shallow thrill ride

Top Songs: 1. “Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz),” Ryan Lewis, Macklemore 2. “When I Was Your Man,” Bruno Mars 3. “Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko),” Rihanna 4. “Harlem Shake,” Baauer 5. “Suit & Tie (feat. JAY Z),” Justin Timberlake

BY JAKE COYLE AP Film Reviewer

having shifted to a trainer position, she’s lured back for a second kidnapping In countless films about call when a rookie disemergencies, crimes and patcher can’t handle the police work, the 911 disfrightened pleas from a patcher is but a bit player, teenager trapped in a car’s an anonymous, robotic trunk (Abigail Breslin). voice briefly heard on the Director Brad Anderson other end of a breathless (who has a few sturdy call made by our movie’s thrillers to his credit: main players. “Transsiberian,” ”The But in “The Call,” the Machinist”), working from 911 operator gets a starthe simple, high-concept ring role. It would seem to screenplay by Richard be long overdue, since D’Ovidio, ably cuts Halle Berry is apparently between Berry’s increasamong their ranks. ingly emotionally-attached She’s a highly profesJordan Turner and sional emergency operator Breslin’s panicking Casey in Los Angeles, where the Welson, contrasting the trauma of a first kidnapfraught strategizing of ping case has forced her to Turner with the frantic hang up the headset. But, police pursuit of the kid-

napper (Michael Eklund). Turner’s cop boyfriend (Morris Chestnut) is among those in the hunt. “The Call” dials up a shallow thrill ride, but one efficiently peppered with your typical “don’t go in there!” moments. But what once was usual for Hollywood reliable, popcorn-eating genre frights isn’t so much anymore. “The Call” is a rudimentary, almost old-fashioned 90-minute escape that manages to achieve its low ambitions. But while “The Call” manages to build some suspense from the trunk of the car the clever attempts to elicit help, the dwindling cell phone bat-

tery its deficiencies become less forgivable once the action turns off the road. Eklund’s psychopath kidnapper is cartoonishly drawn and when he has Welson back at this lair and Turner is summoned from the high-tech, oddly NASA-like call center “The Call” disconnects with horror film clichs. Berry, with a ball of short curly hair, keeps the film rolling even when it veers off course. Breslin, making a leap to more sordid territory, has little to do but be scared. Michael Imperioli makes a brief appearance as a concerned bystander, a reminder mainly that the fine “Sopranos” actor deserves

considerably better. From “Phone Booth” to “Cellular” (a film with which “The Call” shares many similarities), phonebased movies have generally been bad service for moviegoers, who so often would rather look at their own mobiles in the movie theater. Perhaps we can await a sequel to “The Call” that shifts to the 311 call center, where a pothole complaint spirals dramatically out of control. So call me maybe? “The Call,” a Sony Pictures release, is rated R for violence, disturbing content and some language. Running time: 95 minutes. Two stars out of four.




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Sunday, March 17, 2013



DATES TO REMEMBER Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and age-appropriate ways to parent chil• DivorceCare seminar and supdren. Call 339-6761 for more inforport group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. mation. There is no charge for this at Piqua Assembly of God Church, program. 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A care provided through the sixthMiracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the grade. Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will Main St., Troy, use back door. meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. cussion meeting is open. • Sanctuary, for women who have • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at been affected by sexual abuse, loca7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 tion not made public. Must currently Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal be in therapy. For more information, Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., • Miami Valley Women’s Center, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Heights, offers free pregnancy testPiqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. ing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For • AA, Living Sober meeting, open more information, call 236-2273. to all who have an interest in a sober • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash Main St., Tipp City. For more informaand Caldwell streets, Piqua. tion, call Tipp-Monroe Community • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity 669-2441. Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., • NAMI, a support group for family Troy. Open discussion . members who have a family member • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison who is mentally ill, will meet from 7Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist 8:30 p.m. the third Monday at the Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, Stouder Center, Suite 4000, Troy. Call Greenville. 335-3365 or 339-5393 for more infor• Narcotics Anonymous, Never mation. Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Sidney Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road • Teen Talk, where teens share 25-A, one mile south of the main their everyday issues through comcampus. munication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1879 TUESDAY Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will • Deep water aerobics will be be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Troy. Each week, cards, noncompeti- Call 335-2715 or visit for more information tive volleyball, free line dances and and programs. 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. each night in the Main Campus build- are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 ing. For more information, call 667p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays 1069, Ext. 21. and are designed to provide a safe • A Spin-In group, practicing the and supportive environment for the art of making yarn on a spinning expression of thoughts and feelings wheel, meets from 2-4 p.m. on the associated with the grief process. All third Sunday at Tippecanoe Weaver sessions are available to the commuand Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. nity and at the Hospice Generations For more information, call 667-5358. of Life Center, 550 Summit Ave., second floor, Troy, with light refresh• Baseball bingo will be offered ments provided. No reservations are from 7 p.m. until games are complete required. For more information, call at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Susan Cottrell at Hospice of Miami Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds help the youth base- County, 335-5191. • A daytime grief support group ball organization, a nonprofit. meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the MONDAY Generations of Life Center,, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The • Dollar menu night will be from 6- support group is open to any grieving 8 p.m. at Troy Eagles, 225 N. Elm St. adults in the greater Miami County Dollar menu items include hamburg- area and there is no participation fee. er sliders, sloppy joe, hot dog, grilled Sessions are facilitated by trained cheese, french fries, onion straws, bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for cup of soup, ice cream and more for details or visit the website at $1 each. • Christian 12 step meetings, • A children’s support group for “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at any grieving children ages 6-11 years 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 in the greater Miami County area will Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first • An arthritis aquatic class will be and third Tuesday evenings at the offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Generations of Life Center, second Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. There is 335-2715 or visit for no participation fee. Sessions are more information and programs. facilitated by trained bereavement • AA, Big Book discussion meetstaff and volunteers. Crafts, sharing ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity time and other grief support activities Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset are preceded by a light meal. Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The • Quilting and crafts is offered discussion is open to the public. from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at • AA, Green & Growing will meet the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First at 8 p.m. The closed discussion St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for more meeting (attendees must have a information. desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy • The Concord Township Trustees View Church of God, 1879 Old will meet at 10 a.m. on the first and Staunton Road, Troy. third Tuesday at the township build• AA, There Is A Solution Group ing, 2678 W. State Route 718. will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg • The Blue Star Mothers of United Methodist Church, County America meet from 7-9 p.m. the third Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis- Tuesday at the Miami County Red cussion group is closed (participants Cross, 1314 Barnhart Road, Troy. must have a desire to stop drinking). Meetings are open to any mother of • AA, West Milton open discusa member of the military, guard or sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd reserve or mothers of veterans. For Lutheran Church, rear entrance, more information, e-mail at 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, or handicap accessible. by call (937) 307-9219. • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will • A support group for people meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room affected by breast cancer meets on at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. the third Tuesday of each month. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion Sponsored by the UVMC Cancer meeting is open. A beginner’s meet- Care Center, the group’s mission is ing begins at 7:30 p.m. to empower women to cope with the • Alternatives: Anger/Rage day-to-day realities of cancer before, Control Group for adult males, 7-9 during and after treatment. The supp.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. port group meets at the Farmhouse, Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed located on the UVMC/Upper Valley are physical, verbal and emotional Medical Center campus, 3130 N. violence toward family members and Dixie Highway, Troy. Social time other persons, how to express feelbegins at 6:30 p.m., the meeting, 7ings, how to communicate instead of 8:15 p.m. Contact Chris Watercutter confronting and how to act nonvioat 440-4638 or 492-1033, or Robin lently with stress and anger issues. Supinger at 440-4820 for more infor• Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, mation. 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards Other days and times available. For Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. more information, call 339-2699. Video/small group class designed to • TOPS (Take Off Pounds help separated or divorced people. Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran For more information, call 335-8814. Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., New members welcome. For more Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. information, call 335-9721. • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 • Troy Noon Optimist Club will p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, meet at noon at the Tin Roof restau- 1431 W. Main St., Troy. rant. Guests welcome. For more • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come information, call 478-1401. Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 • Weight Watchers, Westminster Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The and meeting at 5:30 p.m. discussion is open. • Parenting Education Groups will • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Lutheran Church, Main and Third


for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet 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 339-6761. • 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. • 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 • 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. WEDNESDAY Find guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer to co-workers, family or romance. a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study Learn to identify nurturing people as well as those who should be avoided. will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more information. offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A 335-2715 or visit for 12-week video series using more information and programs. Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and • The “Sit and Knit” group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical help and encouragement to all who Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd seek a healthy, balanced life and St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited practice in being able to say no. For to attend. For more information, call more information, call Linda Richards 667-5358. at 667-4678. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a home• The Temple of Praise Ministries cooked meal prepared by volunteers, will serve hot lunches from noon to 2 is offered every Wednesday from 5on the first and third Wednesday p.m. 6:30 p.m. in the activity center of at 235 S. Third St., Tipp City. Hoffman United Methodist Church, The Troy Lions Club will meet at • 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one 7 p.m. the second and fourth block west of State Route 48. The Wednesday at the Troy-Hayner meal, which includes a main course, Cultural Center. For more informasalad, dessert and drink, for a sugtion, call 335-1923. gested donation of $6 per person, or • A free employment networking $3 for a children’s meal. The meal is group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. not provided on the weeks of each Wednesday at Job and Family Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Services, 2040 N. County Road 25Year’s. A, Troy. The group will offer tools to • An Alzheimer’s Support Group tap into unadvertised jobs, assiswill meet from 4-5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month tance to improve personal presentaat the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 tion skills and resume writing. For Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is for more information, call Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at anyone dealing with dementia of a loved one. For more information, call 440-3465. • The Tipp City Seniors offer line the Alzheimer’s Association at (937) dancing at 10 a.m. every Wednesday 291-3332. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. • The Dayton Area ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou THURSDAY Gehrig’s Disease) Support Group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the • The Upper Valley Medical third Wednesday at the West Center Mom and Baby Get Together Charleston Church of the Brethren, 7390 State Route 202 (3 miles north group will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays at the Farm House, locatof I-70). Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. For more ed northwest of the main hospital entrance and next to the red barn on information, call (866) 273-2572. the UVMC campus. The meeting is • The Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 facilitated by the lactation department. The group offers the opportuPeters Road, Troy. Non-members of nity to meet with other moms, share Kiwanis are invited to come meet about being a new mother and to friends and have lunch. For more learn more about breastfeeding and information, contact Bobby Phillips, the baby. For more information, call vice president, at 335-6989. (937) 440-4906. • Retirees of the Local 128 UAW • Deep water aerobics will be will meet the third Wednesday at offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln 11:30 a.m. for a hot lunch and short Community Center, 110 Ash St., meeting at the Troy Senior Citizens Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lccCenter, 134 N. Market St., Troy. • The Troy American Legion Post for more information and programs. No. 43 euchre parties will begin at • The Generations of Life Center 7:30 p.m. For more information, call of Hospice of Miami County will offer 339-1564. • AA, Pioneer Group open discus- a 6 O’Clock Supper at local restaurants on the third Thursday of each sion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter month at 6 p.m. The locations vary, down the basement steps on the so those interested parties can call north side of The United Church Of the office at 573-2100 for details. Christ on North Pearl Street in This is a social event for grieving Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheel- adults who do not wish to dine out alone. Attendees order from the chair accessible. menu. • AA, Serenity Island Group will • An open parent-support group meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play cussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. cards prior to lunch every Thursday 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 335-8397. • 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 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch and participants should bring a covered dish and table service. On the third Thursday, Senior Independence offers blood pressure and blood sugar testing before lunch. For more information, call 667-8865. • Best is Yet to Come open AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • 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 for more information and programs. • 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 S. 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 6678631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Brethren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • 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

SATURDAY • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • 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. • Baseball bingo will be offered from 7 p.m. until games are complete at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds help the youth baseball organization, a nonprofit. • The Tipp City Seniors eat out at area restaurants (sign up at the center) at 4:30 p.m. Card cames will be offered at the center for a $2 donation.



Sunday, March 17, 2013






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Pickett returns in ‘Breaking Point’ BY BRUCE DESILVA AP Book Reviewer “Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel” (Putnam), by C.J. Box: In “Breaking Point,” C.J. Box’s 13th thriller featuring Wyoming game warden C.J. Pickett, our hero is still willing to mix it up to protect the wild landscape he loves and the colorful characters who roam it. But Joe has finally had all he can take of the desk jockeys who make his job harder than it ought to be. Joe’s mood grows still darker when he learns that the federal Environmental Protection Agency has ordered one of his friends, Butch Roberson, to stop building his dream house on a little plot of land near the eastern border of a ruggedly mountainous national forest. The EPA has declared the site a wetland, but Joe knows that it’s dry, without even so much as a creek running through it. When two EPA officials are dispatched to enforce the order, someone shoots them down and buries them in a shallow grave on Butch’s property. Butch, presumed to be the killer, goes on the run, and Joe is ordered to help tenderfoot federal agents track him down in one of the West’s most remote and rugged landscapes. The federal government owns vast tracks of land in the American West, including nearly half of the state of Wyoming, and there has long been tension between locals and federal officials over how the land should be managed. Box has touched on this often in his novels, but in “Breaking Point,” he tackles the subject head on, leaving little doubt where his sympathies lie. The story has everything one could ask for in a Western thriller: welldrawn local characters, soulless bureaucrats whose meddling does more harm than good, lots of guns and horses, plenty of danger and suspense, a spectacular setting and a forest fire thrown in for good measure. The military firepower that the story’s chief villain, a regional EPA chief, musters in the hunt for Roberson will strain the credibility of some readers, however.

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New food book gives readers a lot to digest get consumers to buy, often at the expense of their health. Moss takes readers on a “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked grocery store tour through the lens of three key ingreUs” (Random House), dients: salt, sugar and fat. by Michael Moss: A can By the time he’s done, a of Coke contains roughly host of iconic American nine teaspoons of sugar. products, from Oreos to Lunchables were created Hot Pockets and spaghetti as a way to revive a flagsauce to soda, don’t look so ging interest in bologna. People like chips that snap appetizing. Moss goes the distance, with about four pounds of literally, in researching the pressure per square inch. tactics companies use to Those are just some of the nuggets of information create craving for their products. In Libertyville, Michael Moss feeds readers in his new book about Ill., he inspects the cheese in the refrigerator of a forthe food industry, “Salt mer cheese expert with Sugar Fat: How the Food Kraft. In Hopkins, Minn., Giants Hooked Us.” But while the book is sprinkled he visits the headquarters with food facts, Moss does- of one food industry supn’t just want to entertain. plier that sells 40 different Instead, he systematically types of processed salt, one that’s perfect for popcorn shows readers how to others used in soups processed food makers manipulate their goods to and cheese. And at a noted BY JESSICA GRESKO AP Book Reviewer

food lab in Philadelphia, he watches a 6-year-old down a series of different vanilla puddings to determine her perfect sweetness level, something called her “bliss point.” Along the way, Moss meets tastemakers from former leaders at CocaCola and Frito-Lay to the creators of Cheez Whiz and instant pudding. What he learns is enough to give readers serious indigestion. Companies often add salt to products rather than fresh herbs, which have the same effect, because it’s cheaper. Coca-Cola says it won’t market to kids under 12, but the company targets them anyway by advertising at amusement parks and sports venues. One ice cream maker cites scientific research that “ice cream


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downplays the results. Moss, a Pulitzer Prizewinning New York Times reporter, is at his best when he’s acting like a journalist: talking to people, sifting through and explaining documents, and writing with finger-licking flair. There are places, however, when he can feel like a lecturer repeating his salt, sugar, fat mantra until you want to scream: “I get it!” Moss doesn’t really offer solutions for getting companies to produce healthier products. The companies argue they’re producing what Americans want, and Americans seem to agree by continuing to buy them. In the end, his message is about personal responsibility. We’re the ones who decide what we put in our shopping carts and in our mouths.

BESTSELLERS FICTION 1. “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Children’s Books) 2. “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “The Striker” by Clive Cussler, Justin Scott (Putnam) 4. “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss (Random House Children’s Books) 5. “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult (Atrai/Emily Bestler Books) 6. “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Children’s Books) 7. “Calculated in Death” by J.D. Robb (Putnam Adult) 8. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)

9. “Frost Burned” by Patricia Briggs (Ace Books) 10. “The Chance” by Karen Kingsbury (Howard Books) NONFICTION 1. “Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers) 2. “Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World” by Phil McGraw (Bird Street Books) 3. “Sum It Up” by Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins (Crown Archetype) 4. “Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes” by Ian K. Smith (St. Martin’s Press) 5. “The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook” by Mark Hyman (Little, Brown) 6. “The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself

Book” by Jeff Kinney (Abrams) 7. “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.) 8. “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 9. “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice (Harper) 10. “I Declare” by Joel Osteen (FaithWorks) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. “Reckless” by S.C. Stephens (Gallery Books) 2. “Wait for You” by J. Lynn (J. Lynn) 3. “Mirror Image” by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 5. “Frost Burned” by Patricis

Briggs (Penguin Group) 6. “Never Too Far” by Abbi Glines (Self-published via Amazon Digital Services) 7. “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 8. “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult (Atrai/Emily Bestler Books) 9. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) 10. “Requiem” by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. “West With the Night” by Beryl Markham (Open Road Media) 2. “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis (HarperCollins) 3. The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting” by Michael Mosley and

Mimi Spencer (Atria Books) 4. “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen Publishing) 5. “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice (Harper) 6. “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander (Simon & Schuster) 7. “Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders” by Brandi Glanville and Leslie Bruce (Gallery Books) 8. “EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches” by Dave Ramsey (Howard Books) 9. “Life Code” by Phil McGraw (Bird Street Books) 10. “Lost in Shangri-La” by Mitchell Zuckoff (HarperCollins)



Sunday, March 17, 2013


America’s new love: water NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t too long ago that America had a love affair with soda. Now, an old flame has the country’s heart. As New York City grapples with the legality of a ban on the sale of large cups of soda and other sugary drinks at some businesses, one thing is clear: soda’s run as the nation’s beverage of choice has fizzled. In its place? A favorite for much of history: Plain old H2O. For more than two decades, soda was the No. 1 drink in the U.S. with per capita consumption peaking in 1998 at 54 gallons a year, according industry tracker Beverage Digest. Americans drank just 42 gallons a year of water at the time. But over the years, as soda increasingly came under fire for fueling the nation’s rising obesity rates, water quietly rose to knock it off the top spot. Americans now drink an average of 44 gallons of soda a year, a 17 percent drop from the peak in 1998. Over the same time, the average amount of water people drink has increased 38 percent to about 58 gallons a year. Bottled water has led that growth, with consumption nearly doubling to 21 gallons a year. Stephen Ngo, a civil defense attorney, quit drink-

ing soda a year ago when he started running triathlons, and wanted a healthier way to quench his thirst. Ngo, 34, has a Brita filter for tap water and also keeps his pantry stocked with cases of bottled water. “It might just be the placebo effect or marketing, but it tastes crisper,� said Ngo, who lives in Miami. The trend reflects Americans’ ever-changing tastes; it wasn’t too far back in history that tap water was the top drink. But in the 1980s, carbonated soft drinks overtook tap as the most popular drink, with Coca-Cola and PepsiCo putting their marketing muscle behind their colas with celebrity endorsements from the likes of pop star Michael Jackson and comedian Bill Cosby. Americans kept drinking more of the carbonated, sugary drink for about a decade. Then, soda’s magic started to fade: Everyone from doctors to health advocates to government officials were blaming soft drinks for making people fat. Consumption started declining after hitting a high in the late 1990s. At the same time, people started turning to bottled water as an alternative. Its popularity was helped by the emergence of single-

serve bottles that were easy to carry around. Until then, bottled water had mainly been sold in “big jugs and coolers� for people who didn’t trust their water supply, said John Sicher, publisher of Beverage Digest. The new soft drink-like packaging helped fast-track bottled water’s growth past milk and beer. In fact, the amount of bottled water Americans drink has risen nearly every year for more than two decades, while the estimates of how much tap water people drink has fluctuated up and down during that time. When taken together, water finally overtook soda in 2008, according to Beverage Digest. (It’s difficult to track how much tap water people drink and how much is used for other things like washing dishes, so experts estimate consumption.) Analysts expect water to hold onto to its top spot for years to come. But whether people will drink from the tap or a bottle is uncertain. Based on current trajectories, Michael Bellas, the CEO of the industry tracker Beverage Marketing Corp., predicts that bottled water alone could overtake soda within the next decade. That’s not counting enhanced and flavored waters, which are growing

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quickly but remain a small part of the bottled water industry. Currently, people drink 21 gallons of bottled water a year. That compares with 37 gallons of other water, which includes tap, sparkling, flavored and enhanced waters such as Coca-Cola’s vitaminwater. But there are numerous factors that could tilt the scales in favor of tap water. Because of concerns that plastic bottles create too much waste, experts say bottled water could be hit by a public backlash similar to the one that has whipsawed the soda industry with pushes for bans and taxes. New York City was preparing for a ban on cups of sugary drinks that are larger than 16 ounces starting on Tuesday. But on Monday a day before the ban was to begin a judge invalidated the regulation. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who originally proposed the ban, vowed to appeal the judge’s ruling. Bottled water already is starting to face similar opposition. The town of Concord, Mass., earlier this year banned the sale of water bottles that are less than a liter. And the University of Vermont became the first public university to ban the sale of bottled water.

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BRADFORD — Chester Junior (C.J.) and Janice Fisher Hocker of Bradford are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married March 28, 1948, at Bradford Church of the Brethren. Their children include Steve and Cindi Hocker of Bradford, Chris and Mike Palsgrove of Bradford and Jerry Hocker of Saucier, Miss. They have six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is past deacon and member of Bradford Church of the Brethren.

DETROIT (AP) — Winter can do a number on David Michael Mullins, your car. 68, of 2868 State Route Slush, salt and cold tem40, Tipp City, to Janice peratures take a toll on Slone, 62, of same everything from the tires to address. the wiper blades. So, as Jerry Lewis McCoy, 50, spring approaches, it’s a of 902 Scott Drive, Apt. good idea to give your car a 252, Piqua, to Amy Sue thorough once-over to undo Wright, 35, of same winter’s damage. It won’t cost a lot. You address. Kasey Jerel Damewood, can the work yourself or 26, of 1708 Broadway St., visit a car wash and a Piqua, to Kari Maria Craft, garage. Goodyear, Firestone and other car care 23, of 1613 Washington centers will rotate your Ave., Piqua. tires, change your oil and Ronnie Lee Thacker, fluids and inspect your 20, of 1434 Barnhart vehicle for winter damage Road, Troy, to Erika Crystal Daughenbaugh, 20, of 555 for $35 or less. Here are five things you Staunton Commons 34, can do to shake off winter Troy. and get your car in shape David Allen Morgan, for spring: 138 S. Main St., Apt. A, 1. WASH THE Covington, to Becky Sue UNDERBODY McKenna, 58, of 4001 Wintertime driving will Russia-Houston Road, coat the bottom of your car Houston. with salt, sand and other Michael Paul Geus, 57, grime that can cause corroof 6336 S. Jay Road, West sion. Corrosion can lead to Milton, to Jane Violet rust problems, which can Fullmer, 51, of 220 Wright make your car much hardRd., West Milton. er to resell or even dangerTerry Gene Kissinger, ous to drive. 46, of 1715 Cambridge, Spend a few extra dollars for the undercarriage Piqua, to Teresa Marie power wash at the local car Clark, 44, of same wash or spray the car’s botaddress. tom with your own hose. If Michael Robert possible, use a car jack to Schumacher, 30, of 4553 raise the vehicle for a more Piqua-Troy Road, Troy, to Jennifery Lynn Hodge, 38, thorough cleaning, advises Bill Kropelnicki, president of same address. and owner of Rambling Justin Michael River Repair in FarmingRhoades, 31, of 11732 ton, Minn. There’s no need Lapstone Way, El Paso, to use soap or any other Texas, to Amanda Marie cleaner. Lee, 23, of 7517 N. While you’re at it, open Rangeline Road, the hood and wipe down Covington. the engine with a soft mitt Jeremy Brian Alspaugh, and soapy water. And 29, of 127 Trader Court, remove all the leaves and Troy, to Angela Dawn debris that can find their Ridout, 31, of 4774 State way into the car, says Cliff Route 49, Greenville. Weathers, deputy autos Robert Michael Collins, editor for Consumer 61, of 3405 Redbud Drive, Reports. And remove any Apt. B, Troy, to Pamela crusty white residue off Ruth Chamberlain, 62, of the battery with a toothsame address. brush, baking soda and

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water. The residue caused by corrosion can eventually prevent your car from starting. The cleaning also helps prepare the battery for the stress of warmer temperatures. 2. SCRUB INSIDE AND OUT Salt and sand can damage the car’s paint. Give your car a thorough cleaning and wax it with a paste or liquid wax, Weathers said. He cautions that sprays don’t clean as well. Scrub the bottoms of doors, which can get coated with grime, Kropelnicki says. He also urges car owners to clean the window channels, Also apply a silicone spray, which repels dirt and lubricates the surfaces so the windows will operate smoothly, he says. Use a steam cleaner you can rent one for $20 at Home Depot or apply a rug-cleaning spray to remove all the salt from the car’s inside. Salt can break down some fabrics and cause rips or tears when feet grind against them. 3. REPLACE WIPER BLADES Wiper blades get a workout during the winter months. Weathers advises changing them each spring and fall.’s best-selling Bosch wiper blades go for $25 a pair. 4. CHECK TIRES Some garages recommend a wheel alignment which can cost around $80 or a tire rotation as part of your spring maintenance. Weathers doesn’t think it’s necessary as long as you’re following the car’s regular maintenance schedule and doing normal winter driving. Check your tire pressure. Cold weather can cause tires to be underinflated and the onset of warm weather can overinflate them. Also, visually inspect your tires to make sure they’re wearing evenly and have plenty of tread for the rainy spring weather ahead. 5. CHECK YOUR FLUIDS Winter weather can deplete some fluids especially windshield wiper fluid more quickly, so top them off yourself if they’re too low. A service station will also do the job for $25 or so. You should change your oil around every 5,000 miles regardless of season, Weathers says. Brake and transmission fluids should be checked as well.





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Mortgage rate rises to 3.63% WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose this week to its highest level in seven months but remains near historic lows. Low mortgage rates have helped support the gradually recovering housing market. Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for the 30-year fixed loan rose to 3.63 percent from 3.52 percent last week. It’s the highest rate since August. But it’s still near the 3.31 percent reached in November, which was the lowest on records dating to 1971. The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage rose to 2.79 percent, up from 2.76 percent last week. The record low is 2.63 percent. Cheap mortgages are encouraging more people to buy or refinance and are helping sustain the economy’s recovery. The increased sales are also helping lift home prices. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday each week. The average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 percent of the loan amount. The average fee for 30-year mortgages rose to 0.8 point, up from 0.7 point last week. The fee for 15-year loans also rose to 0.8 point from 0.7 point last week. The average rate on a one-year adjustable-rate mortgage edged up to 2.64 percent this week from 2.63 percent last week. The fee rose to 0.4 point from 0.3 point last week. The average rate on a five-year adjustable-rate mortgage dipped to 2.61 percent from 2.63 percent last week. The fee rose to 0.6 point from 0.5 point.


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Five gotta-have tools Create sensational spring displays BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service As soon as my holiday decor is boxed up and stored away, I’m ready for spring. By the time spring officially starts on March 20, I know exactly how I want to decorate my home to celebrate this season of fresh new beginnings. This year, I’ve zeroed in on five gotta-have tools that I’m going to use to create sensational spring displays. 1. Ferns Ferns are woodsy and wonderful and lush and a bit lascivious. Since I am the angel of death when it comes to houseplants, I buy fakes to tuck into existing displays on my mantel or in bookcases. This year, I’m going to expand my tribute to ferns and use them outside. There is no easier way to do so than with a simple fern wreath. Wreaths are among the very best quick-and-dirty decorating tools you’ll find because they give you a big look with almost no effort. Outside, hang a wreath from the front door and — snap! — it’s decorated. Place it atop those empty urns by your front door or that birdbath in your garden, then fill in the center with moss balls or a silver gazing ball. Presto: You have a lovely, lively, fresh display in seconds. Inside, place a wreath at the center of your dining table, then insert a hurricane or lantern holding a pillar candle. Cute and easy, fun and fresh! And, best yet,

sideboards and as the centerpiece for a buffet service set up on a dining table. Once the weather warms us, you can transfer them to your garden and plant a climbing vine at their base. 4. Pottery Designers keep coming up with new looks for accent pottery, and I keep falling in love with them. Pottery is also super-affordable, so if you want to give your home a B-12 shot you can do so on a budget by getting a trio of colorful pots. When you create a display using several pieces of pottery, don’t treat an accent lamp like an outsider. Instead, try building the display around the lamp. Have any majolica plates or platters? Prop them in an easel and work them in with bright pottery. 5. Fabrics A couple of yards of killer fabric can take you a lot of places. One of my favorite places to use spring fabric is on my dining table. Get a yard or two of spring stripe, floral or check. Then stitch (or iron on, if you’re like me and don’t sew) a quick hem to create a table runner or a table square that can serve as the base of a centerpiece. Remake the look of a living-room sofa or bedding with a few new accent pillows in peppy spring trellis, chevron or floral patterns. It’s a little splash that will make all the difference in a room.

done in seconds. 2. Colorful Ribbons Decorative ribbons give you a chance to instantly infuse decor with seasonal colors, patterns and images. Want to give guests thrills and chills? Hang things from the ceiling. It’s unexpected and daring and super-easy to do with a few spools of spring ribbon. Use a mix of colored ribbons to tie up some moss balls or faux spring birds’ nests and hang them at different lengths from the arms of a chandelier. Or, arrange some fallen branches in an urn and hang the balls from the sticks. If you really want to go for it, secure branches or garland around interior doorways or from the ceiling and dangle delightful things from the branches using spring ribbon. 3. Trellises Bring the garden in by using a few trellises in interior displays. Here’s a fastand-easy look I love: Take a garden urn or a large cachepot, then wedge in a small wire trellis, letting it rest on the bottom so it’s secure. Then weave in a few natural-looking vines. Or toss an assortment of mass balls into the center of the trellis. If you’re entertaining this spring and want a table that’s to die for, use some trellises in your centerpiece. Trellises are a fabulous pick for tabletops because they give the dramatic height you need to The column has been adapted from make a statement yet don’t take over because they are thin and airy and see- Mary Carol Garrity’s blog at www.nellthrough. I also love them for displays on

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Has spring sprung yet? Well, it is coming soon, anyway, and that means spring cleaning. It always seems exciting to get things started, then part way through the cleaning the excitement fades and the reality of the work sets in, but the finished result always makes all the labor worthwhile. But what really needs sprucing up — and what can wait another year? Let’s check it out. Is it time to replace some older, dilapidating things with newer and more efficient things? Let’s start with the roof. Climb up a ladder (be careful!) or get binoculars and go across the street to view your roof. Are there missing or broken tiles or shingles? Replacing the roof is expensive, but not as expensive as replacing many more things in your house if the roof leaks or there is a storm that rips off some of the roofing. Some roofing products

come with an insurance discount. For example, if you live on the West Coast and you replace a cedar roof with a fire-resistant roof, you probably will be able to get a homeowner’s-insurance discount. How about the windows? If you see condensation between the glass panes or your windows are hard to open or close, your energy bills are going to be higher than they should be. It might be time to replace the windows. OK, so this is another expensive endeavor, but worth the price in the long run. The front door should be in good and attractive condition. When you are inside the house looking at the closed front door, do you see light peaking in around the door? Do you feel a cold draft coming in when you stand close to the door? Is the door hard to close or lock? It’s time for a new door if the answer is yes to any of these questions. Again, your energy bill will be a bit more palatable if you have a well-sealed

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PIQUA Victoria Reyes, Loren Schleich to Victoria Schleich, one lot, $0. Victoria Schleich to Loren Schleich, one lot, $0. Deborah Peltier, Deborah Barbee, Jon Barbee to Deborah Barbee, Jon Barbee, one lot, $0. Tammy Morrow to King Masonry Inc., a part lot, $0. Tammy Morrow to King Masonry Inc., a part lot, $0. Jamie Jones, Mari Beth to Mainsource, a part lot, $34,000. Jaime Bondurant, Julie Bondurant, Mark Bondurant, Matt Bondurant, Michael Bondurant to Jan Allen Bondurant, Marilyn Bondurant, two part lots, $0. Jaime Bondurant, Julie Bondurant, Mark Bondurant, Matt Bondurant, Michael Bondurant to Jan Allen Bondurant, Marilyn Bondurant, two part lots, $0. Jaime Bondurant, Julie Bondurant, Mark Bondurant, Matt Bondurant, Michael Bondurant to

Jan Allen Bondurant, Marilyn Bondurant, two part lots, $0. Estate of Mildred Snyder, Bruce Shawler, executor to Frederick Hall, Kelley Hall, a part lot, $45,000. Robert Holman, POA, Bettie Kiser to Roxanne Robbins, one lot, $39,000. Don Phillips, POA, Karmyn Phillips to John Phillips, one lot, $0. JP Morgan Chase Bank to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0.

TIPP CITY David Rector, Rosa Rector to Brian Yahne, one lo, $132,300. Shreves Construction Company to Donn Hoover, Peggy Hoover, one lot, $361,000. Estate of Arthur Arestad to Marilyn Lau a.k.a. Marilyn Vanbourgondien, Katheryn Skinner, two part lots, $0. Edward Dock, Richard Dock, co-executor, Steven Dock, coexecutor to Brook Seekins, one lot, $87,000.



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to buy a house, or don’t want to become homeowners — at least not right away. They would rather rent. Low interest rates. “What’s subduing Falling home prices. Rising rents. Is now the that attractiveness (of buying a house) a little time to buy a house? bit has to do with how Owning is a more many people have bad attractive proposition credit, no credit, don’t than renting in many have a down payment, — perhaps even most don’t have a job or don’t — U.S. cities. It’s more affordable want to undertake a big financial obligation, to buy a house today even if it’s a fire sale,” than it has been in Appleton-Young says. ages. In fact, the She adds that rentNational Association of ing appeals to people Realtors says houses who have just started a were the most affordable in 2012 than they new job or who are had ever been since the uncertain about job security. group began tracking There’s a flip side: the data in 1970. Today’s high afford- Rents are rising in some cities, partly ability combines two factors: low prices and because of increased low interest rates, says demand for rental Leslie Appleton-Young, housing. Higher rent chief economist for the makes renting a less appealing option, parCalifornia Association ticularly in places withof Realtors in Los out controls on rent Angeles. “This is a once-in-a- increases. “The demand for generation opportunity rental housing is to buy real estate. I emphasize that double greater in areas where we’ve had significant bold and underline,” foreclosures because she says. Still, some people in there are families that some places aren’t able have lost their home

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SPRINGCREEK TWP. Judith Cotrell to Deborah Gillis Stumpff, 0.394 acres, $57,000.


CONCORD TWP. Joe Boone, Ronda Boone, David Spenkel, Janet Sprenkel, Julie Sprenkel, Nancy Sprenkel, Randy Sprenkel, Rodney Sprenkel to Harold Winks, one lot, $129,000. Donn Hoover, Peggy Hoover to Aaron Mauk, Kelly Jo Mauk, one lot, $390,000. Billy M. Chaney, Phyllis Chaney to Billy Chaney, Cheryl Chaney, one lot, $193,000.

Carol Elson, Jeffrey Elson to Tom Wagner, two lots, $10,000. Amie Litke, Max Litke to Tom Wagner, two lots, $10,000.

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Gorgeous 1.5 story situated on a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by woods. Large .62 acre lot & very private. Stunning cathedral ceilings with stone fireplace in great room open to woodwork & molding throughout. Master suite on the 1st floor & 2 beds upstairs with a jack & jill bath, loft & large bonus room.You will love the trees & the privacy this home has to offer. Enjoy N E W L I S T I N G ! the paver patio off of the kitchen & master suite. This charming home is ready for you. $279,900. Dir: St Rt 55, S on Barnhart, R on Cara, L on Wade Place.

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“starts to make a lot less sense” to buy a house, Kolko says. “If you’re in a stable job, but (in) an industry where people move around often and you might have to move to another city in three years, you might not want to incur the costs of buying and owning a home,” he says. Housing markets are notoriously local, so that’s another factor that complicates the decision to rent or buy a house. Longer-term economic and housing fundamentals are important determinants in the direction of most markets — even more so, Kolko says, than the proportion of foreclosure-related home sales. Mortgage rates jumped this week as the labor market improved, and the economy gained momentum.

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again, it’s a delayed reaction. Lenders stuck with too many foreclosed houses, and investors who’ve been buying up these properties, also have plans to increase the supply of rental housing. But again there’s a glitch: Many of those homes aren’t located in cities where the jobs are. “Converting vacant foreclosed homes to rentals doesn’t help renters who are suffering rising rents in downtown New York or San Francisco because that’s not where the foreclosed homes tend to be,” Kolko says. One factor that hasn’t changed is that there are high transaction costs when you buy a house. Consequently, the stayput-or-move-soon question is crucial. For people who plan to move within five years, it

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and renting is the only option,” Appleton-Young explains. More renters might buy a house as the economy improves and employment strengthens, but that’s not expected to happen right away, says Jed Kolko, a housing economist in San Francisco. “When you get a new job, you don’t buy a house the next day. You (wait until) you’ve saved a down payment and you’re sure enough of your job security that you can make the commitment. It will take some time before recovery in the job market carries over fully to the housing market,” Kolko explains. What’s more, builders are putting up new apartment buildings to take advantage of the demand, and that could keep a lid on rent prices, though


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Marrs Farm LLC to Lost Creek MSA LLC, 13.782 acres, $0. Marrs Farm LLC to Charles Marrs, Richard Marrs, Marrs Farm LLC, Bonnie Sturgill, 57.141 acres, $0. Gwendolyn Manning to Gwendolyn Manning Trust, Gwendolyn Manning, trustee, 80 aces, 79.28 acres, $0.


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front door. And a nice and clean front door makes your home more inviting and attractive. How are the floors? Is it time for new carpet? Sometimes replacing the carpet in the mostused room is all you need. Carpeting isn’t cheap, so a thought might be to replace the most-used room’s carpet first with the plan of replacing other rooms in a year or so. If you have wood, tile or marble flooring, getting a professional company to refurbish is a good idea. Sometimes furniture needs to be reupholstered, other times buying new is better. Reupholstering is a good choice if the furniture you have is of good quality, you like it very much and it is comfortable. But buying new is another good choice, too, because reupholstering can be as expensive as buying new. Weigh the difference and decide: new or reupholstered. Appliances are another spring-cleaning issue. Energy-saving appliances are available everywhere, so evaluate what you have and replace any inefficient appliances you own with new energy-efficient models.




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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Brent Davis, Joseph Davis, one lot, $0. Chester Wolfe, trustee, Gail Wolfe, Wolfe Family Trust to Chester Wolfe, Gail Wolfe, one lot, $0. Chester Wolfe, trustee, Gail Wolfe, Wolfe Family Trust to Karen L. Property Trust, Karen Trick, trustee, Wolfe Keystone Inheritance Trust, $0. Deann Oburn, Luther Oburn to Genita Newland, R. Justin Newland, one lot, $120,000. Estate of Mattie Wooton, Heather Wagy, administrator to Rene Jobe, two lots, $69,900.

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REFRIGERATION MECHANIC Continental Express Inc., a full service transportation company that specializes in hauling refrigerated food products is currently seeking an experienced Refrigeration Unit Technician for its Sidney terminal. Will perform installation, maintenance and repairs on Thermo King and Carrier refrigeration units. Candidates with prior knowledge and experience on refrigeration units strongly preferred. Must have own tools and be extremely dependable. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, including uniforms. Apply at: Continental Express Inc. 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH 45365 Or email resume to:

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