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‘Something to remember’ TMS meeting outlines ‘what to expect’ when Mumford & Sons visit Troy according to the Dixon Main Street Executive Director Joshua Albrecht. Albrecht said hosting The Gentleman of the Road tour will give residents and When Dixon, Ill. hosted its “Gentleman the community something to remember of the Road” tour in August 2012, every- for years to come. “I know Mumford & Sons is going to be thing came up smelling like petunias, BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer

TROY talked about just like Ronald Reagan was talked about when he came (during his presidential visit to his boyhood home in Dixon, Ill. in 1984) because it’s not so much about Mumford & Sons — as awesome as they are winning the Grammy for Album of the Year — this is

really about Troy and I really got to experience that from my end of Dixon Main Street,” he said. “That day (of Dixon’s musical festival) I was out walking around and you see all these campers, people coming in from all over. They’ll be taking pictures of the strangest things. “They saw my community in a way that my residents don’t see my community,” he continued. “That was one of the


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US, Karzai deal leaves most US commandos in Wardak KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president on Wednesday relented in his demand for all U.S. special operations forces to withdraw from a strategic province east of the capital, agreeing to a compromise calling for the pullout of one team implicated in abuse allegations that the Americans have rejected. The dispute underscores the fragile negotiations under way as Hamid Karzai seeks to redefine and expand control of his country and the United STAFF PHOTOS/ANTHONY WEBER States and its allies preMegan Pettit portrays Little Red Riding Hood while Dakota Potts portrays “Baker” and Katey Matlock portrays pare to end their combat Baker’s wife in a Miami East production of “Into the Woods.” missions by the end of 2014. Wardak province is viewed as a gateway to Kabul and has been the focus of counterinsurgency efforts in recent years. But Karzai last month ordered all U.S. special operations forces out after local vilBY NATALIE KNOTH CASSTOWN lagers accused Afghan Staff Writer troops working with the Americans there of torture, the lead roles, as the baker. illegal detentions and iami East seniors “I like how this is probably other abuses. Katey Matlock, 18, the most difficult. It’s kind The U.S.-led coalition and Dakota Potts, of terrifying, actually.” denied the allegations. But 18, said they were pleased “Into the Woods” marks NATO said Karzai and a musical as multifaceted the fourth musical producGen. Joseph Dunford, the and challenging as “Into tion for Potts and Matlock, U.S. commander of all the Woods” was selected who previously appeared in allied forces, had agreed for their final performance “The Wizard of Oz,” “Me Wednesday to remove a before graduation. and My Girl” and “Guys team of commandos and The production weaves and Dolls.” turn over security to govtogether several notable Matlock said shows like ernment forces in Wardak’s fairy tales, including “Into the Woods” allow her Nirkh district, the center of Cinderella, Little Red to blend her love of music the allegations. Riding Hood, Rapunzel, with theater. British Army Lt. Gen. Sleeping Beauty and Snow “I don’t have just a theNick Carter, deputy comWhite. ater background; I have a mander of NATO forces in “It’s very complex commusic background,” Afghanistan, said it will be pared to most musicals. It Matlock said. “I like put“business as usual” for U.S. shows that happily-everting my knowledge of both special operations forces after is not the end, and it into it. I think it’s neat to Logan Blankenship portrays the Witch in a Miami East elsewhere in the restive gives a tragic-humor twist,” province. production of “Into the Woods.” • See WOODS on Page 2 said Potts, who plays one of

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ture from the administration’s general position that flexibility should ease all the cuts or none at all. The overall measure passed 7326. A final House sign-off is expected as early as Thursday, before lawmakers begin a two-week vacation. The legislation provides $982 billion for federal agencies to remain in operation through the Sept. 30 end of the budget year, a level that takes into account the broad, deficit-fighting reductions that Congress passed and Obama signed into law more than a year ago. Without changes, the $85 billion in cuts for the current year

will swell to nearly $1 trillion over a decade, levels that lawmakers in both parties say are unsustainable politically. As a result, negotiations are possible later in the year to replace the reductions with different savings to restrain surging federal deficits. Political considerations were on ample display in both houses as lawmakers labored over measures relating to spending priorities, both for this year and a decade into the future. House Republican conservatives engineered a symbolic vote on a 10-year budget drafted by

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Cinderella’s Prince — Jesse Minton Cinderella’s Stepmother do this intense of a show.” — Kaitlyn Schellhouse As for potential college Florinda — Montana plans, both students said they do not plan to major in Woolley Giant’s Voice — Kylie theater but would like to Brown continue acting through Granny — Bekah other outlets. “I know I’m going to miss Eidemiller Jack — Austin Garrison it so much,” Potts said, to Jack’s Mother — which Matlock exclaimed, Stephanie Wolf “Oh no, you’re going to Little Red Riding Hood — make me cry again! I cried Megan Pettit last night.” Lucinda — Allie Kindell The two student-actors Mysterious Man — Deven plan to make the most of it. Both will have many family Baldasare Narrator — Cole Garrett members and friends in the Rapunzel — Haleigh audience. “We have to milk it for all Maggert Rapunzel Prince — Chris its worth,” Potts said. Cron “Actually, we milk a cow in Sleeping Beauty — the show — how ironic.” Rachel Davisson “But it’s a fake one,” Snow White — Sara Matlock said quickly with a Thompson smile. Steward — Taylor • Cast Jacquemin Leads Witch — Logan Baker — Dakota Potts Blankenship Baker’s Wife — Katey Baby — Elizabeth Iiames, Matlock Julia Iiames and Maddie Cinderella — Emily Hurst Brown Ensemble Cinderella’s Father — Samantha Denlinger, Dalton Allen Amy Hahn, Caitlin Justice, Cinderella’s Mother — Katy Kidman, Brittany Ashley Burns


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make it a great thing for our community.” Albrecht said the concert went without a hitch in Dixon with only one report of a domestic dispute at one of the campgrounds, which was a minor argument in a tent. Dixon said plans including weather, injuries and anything to be planned for has been accounted for with law enforcement and city planning committees. Albrecht said businesses will reap the benefits of hosting The Gentleman of the Road tour, which boosted the town of Dixon’s local business tremendously, saving at least two from closing in his community. “We estimated $4.5 million was spent in Dixon during our event,” he said. “You guys are going to have an extra day. You guys are going to have an extra 10,000 guaranteed more people than we did. The numbers are really staggering as far as the economic influence this is going to have on your community.” According the Diana Thompson, the executive director for the Miami County Visitor’s Bureau, the region can expect an economic impact of $12.6 million dollars over a span of four days. Attendance at the two-day stopover in Troy is expected to more than double Troy’s population. The Troy Stopover will begin with a performance on Friday evening, Aug. 30, featuring Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. A day-long festival of music will continue on Saturday, Aug. 31, with the sounds of Old Crow Medicine Show, the Vaccines, Bears Den, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, and more. Mumford & Sons will perform on Saturday evening.


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school district that said ‘No problem,’” he said. Albrecht said Jam Productions wanted to replicate Dixon in Troy, Ohio, for the concert. “We were very concerned that we wouldn’t get the school district’s approval for the football stadium, so you need to thank everyone involved in the school district,” he said. Albrecht said the Troy Aquatic Park will be part of the concert venue and the levee area for campers. He said Dixon’s river, Rock River, frequently floods. “I had people say, ‘Did you tell them that our river floods? And I said no, our river never floods and it won’t happen that time of year and it didn’t. We had a drought. It was great.” he said with a laugh. “We had people like wading in the river. It was great.” Albrecht said the process began with a phone call to Manovich to accept the offer of hosting one of the Stopovers in Troy. “That initial phone call is so crucial. Karin should be commended for how she responded to that initial phone call,” he said. “I made several phone calls to other towns in other states and in Ohio. Maybe 25,000 tickets sold with very popular bands. Mumford & Sons will be the headliner. Who can we talk to and what can we do? So many communities said: Who’s Mumford & Sons? What do you want from us? What’s this going to cost us? And none of that ever came up between Karin and Diana Thompson (Miami County Visitors Bureau executive director). “It was never about, ‘What’s in it for us?’ It was about what can we do to bring Mumford here and


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determine. The deal took more than three weeks for U.S. and Afghan security officials to craft and was reached more than a week after the expiration of the deadline for the U.S. pullout initially set by Karzai. The compromise came after a string of antiAmerican rhetoric from the Afghan leader that appears aimed at gaining favor with the Afghan public as he nears the end of his second and final term. Karzai has long complained the U.S. special operations forces and their Afghan partners have operated outside his control, but he must tread a delicate balance between his calls for a faster withdrawal and the continued need for foreign protection.




biggest comments from people who live in Dixon — they couldn’t believe the reactions from the fans.” Albrecht said Dixon bars sold out of T-shirts and restaurants were crowded as visitors tried to snag anything Dixon-fied to take back with them, as well as leaving stories for residents to tell for months well after the last visitor left. “This is a true experience for Troy in a whole new way of ‘fandom’ — you’ll have fans of Troy, so think about that as you go into it. Whatever you can do to put your best foot forward because every single person coming wants to be your friend and wants a good time. The crowd Mumford & Sons brings is probably the most kindest, the most well rounded (and) very respectful.” Using Google Maps, Albrecht demonstrated all the similarities that Dixon, Ill. has with the city of Troy — including riverfronts, two bridges, a hometown festival (featuring the cheerful petunia) and a vibrant volunteer base and helpful downtown scene with a “can-do” attitude. Albrecht also is employed through Jam Productions as a venue liaison for The Gentlemen of the Road tours. “Looking at the downtown we knew what we liked,” Albrecht said. “What we liked right away was that Square, obviously all of you like that Square as well. So if you look at this from the sky, that just calls out for a festival … it’s a perfect location.” Albrecht was the keynote speaker at Troy Main Street’s annual meeting playfully titled “What to

Expect When You’re Expecting Mumford & Sons” on Wednesday. Tickets for the Aug. 30-31 Gentlemen of the Road Stopover — featuring headlining act and Grammy winner Mumford & Sons — sold out of its 25,000 tickets in a matter of hours in February. Troy is one of only five stops on the tour, which includes Lewes, UK; Ontario, Canada; Guthrie, Okla., and St. Augustine, Fla. Abrecht pointed out all the resources that Troy, Ohio, has that Dixon did not, including four interstate exits for its flood of concert goers, along with the coordination of Troy Main Street’s director Karin Manovich. He said he began the selection process with hundreds of Main Street organization cities and then zeroed in on cities with rivers. Abrecht said the first view of Troy was through Google Maps where he saw the city’s river, Troy’s downtown Square, the large amount of green space of the city parks, Troy City Schools and the levee. “We wanted plenty of restaurants downtown. The key was that we needed a large open space,” he said. “Very few towns have large open spaces next to their downtown.” Albrecht said initially they were drawn to the Troy High Schools’ baseball fields on Market Street because they didn’t expect to procure the schools’ Memorial Stadium. Albrecht said more than 700 volunteers helped with the 15,000 concert goers for the town of 16,000. Dixon’s location has a large wooded park where The Gentleman of the Road tour took place. “You guys have an awesome



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assist low-income and elderly tax payers with preparing income tax forms at the Troy• QUARTER RAFFLE: Miami County Public Library A quarter raffle, to benefit from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. adult mentally challenged C o m m u n i t y This is a free service. residents, will be at 6:30 • FISH FRY: St. Teresa p.m. at the Troy Eagles Calendar Catholic Church will offer a campgrounds, 2252 TroyLenten fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Urbana Road, Troy. Doors CONTACT US at the church, 6925 W. State will open at 5 p.m. and Route 36, Covington. The area consultants have meal will include three pieces donated prizes. Participants of fish, green beans, applemust be at least 18. A lotCall Melody sauce, roll and coffee for tery tree also will be raffled $6.50. Meals will be carry-out Vallieu at at the end of the evening or dine-in. 440-5265 to and there will be a 50/50 • SPAGHETTI DINNER: raffle. list your free The Pleasant Hill VFW Post • CARRY-IN: The Tipp No. 6557 7578 W. Fenner calendar City Seniors, 320 S. First Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer items.You St., will have a carry-in Dan’s spaghetti dinner for $7 lunch with bingo to follow. can send from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, call your news by e-mail to • FISH DINNER: The 667-3601. American Legion Post No. • TAX HELP: AARP vol586, Tipp City, will offer fish, unteer tax preparation fries, sausage and kraut for assistance for retirees will $7 from 6-7:30 p.m. be offered from 10:30 a.m. • MOVIE NIGHT: Center to 2 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Friends Church, West Milton, will offer a The volunteers accept clients on a first come, first served basis. Bring photo ID and free movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” at 7 p.m., with refreshments served. A program, Social Security number. “Discover the Meaning of Easter,” will begin • CHESS CLUB: Join the Troy-Miami at 6:30 p.m., prior to the movie. For more County Library’s Checkmate Chess Club at 6:30 p.m. Whether you are a beginner or an information, call (937) 698-3114. • FEEDERWATCH: Project expert, the club is open to all players. Play FeederWatch will be offered from 9:30against your friends and family or sit back 11:30 a.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood and watch others demonstrate their skills. Road, Dayton. Count birds, drink coffee, eat Learn something new about the game of doughnuts, share stories and count more chess. birds. These bird counts contribute to scien• FRIED CHICKEN: The American tific studies at the Cornell Lab of Legion Post 43, 622 S. Market St., Troy, will Ornithology. Free admission. offer a fried chicken dinner with mashed


potatoes and green beans or corn for $8 from 5-7:30 p.m. • FLOOD ANNIVERSARY: The Troy Historical Society will observe the 100th anniversary of the great 1913 flood at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. The great flood struck Troy and southwest Ohio during the last week of March 1913. Michael Robinson, Troy Historical Society vice president and oral history committee chairman, will talk about the role of the oral history committee in preserving flood stories and present sound clips of flood survivor interviews. President Judy Deeter will speak about the flood. Digitized photographs for the evening have been organized by former society trustee Rick Jackson. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information, call (937) 339 -5900 or email • SPRING EQUINOX CONCERT: Brukner Nature Center will feature Rum River Blend at its spring equinox concert at 7 p.m. Come celebrate the new season with wine, nature and song in the beautiful, candle-lit Heidelberg Auditorium and enjoy the camaraderie and fun Rum River Blend. They perform a blend of traditional bluegrass, folk, gospel and children’s songs and the audience is encouraged to join in on the fun as spoons, washboards and kazoos are often passed out to the crowd. Admission is $5 for BNC members and $10 for nonmembers for the concert and gallery opening, refreshments included. • NATURE ART GALLERY: Brukner Nature Center will feature the work of “Three Women in the Woods: Words & Images” following the spring equinox concert. Come explore this wondrous exhibit of poetry by Jill Sell, photography by Jane Rogers and watercolors by Patricia Hanahan Signier, which illustrate the need to preserve and conserve the beauty of the woodlands. The exhibit opens after the concert and will run through June 16. Proceeds from the sale of the art will support BNC’s mission to promote wildlife conservation. Admission is $5 for BNC members and $10 for non-members for the concert and gallery opening, refreshments included. • BOARD MEETING: The Miami Soil and Water Conservation District has rescheduled its monthly board of supervisors meeting to 8 a.m. The usual meeting date is 8 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Call 335-7645 with any questions. • ANTIQUES SEMINAR: The TroyHayner Cultural Center will feature Jerry Stichter presenting, “My Belongings in the 21st Century … Where Do I Go From Here,” in the second of its Antiques Seminars Series for 2013. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Hayner Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. This event is free. • HAMBURGERS: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 586, Tipp City, will offer hamburgers with toppings for $3 and cookies two for 50 cents. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5. • FEEDERWATCH: Project FeederWatch will be offered from 9:3011:30 a.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Count birds, drink coffee, eat doughnuts, share stories and count more birds. These bird counts contribute to scientific studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Free admission. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will lead walkers as they experience the wonderful seasonal changes taking place. Bring binoculars.

FRIDAY • FRIDAY DINNERS: Dinner will be offered from 5-8 p.m. at the Covington VFW Post 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington. Choices will include a $12 New York strip steak, broasted chicken, fish, shrimp and sandwiches, all made-to-order. • TAX HELP: AARP volunteers will


Relay fundraiser set for March 23 PIQUA — On March 23, Heck Yeah! casual dining and sports grill, and The Dragon Slayers, a local team involved with the American Cancer Society’s 2013 Miami County Relay For Life, will hold a fundraiser with raffles on locally donated goods and entertainment starting at 6 p.m. Aron Houdini — professional magician, escape artisit and paranormal investigator — will perform from 6-6:30 and 77:30 p.m. At 10 p.m. will be rapper Jey-Row (parental guidance recommended due to some explicit language for this part). The night will conclude around midtnight, but the facility will remain open until 2 a.m.

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Informational meeting set COVINGTON —An informational meeting will be at 7 p.m. in Covington High Svhool commons to outline the current status of the proposed school building project. All residents of the Covington School District are encouraged to attend. Information will be given so that residents can understand the facility needs of the schol district as well as the community developed solution. Time will be allotted for questions and community input.

pants can enroll in any of the days they choose. Each day begins at 9 a.m. and finishes at 4 p.m. Each day has a special activity planned such as playing at Jumpy’s, enjoying the spring outdoors or watching a movie in Huber Heights, along with swimming and gym games. Register at the Robinson Branch at 4409622. For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 4409622 or

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TROY — The WACO Air Museum will host a rocket workshop for children ages 9-13 from 2-5 p.m. April 27. The workshop will teach the participants how to make their own rockets and launch them. Supplies are included to make three Pet talent show types of rockets. Adults to benefit MCHS must be present to help the building and with TROY — Girl Scout launching of the rockets. Troop No. 30681 will offer The registration fee is $25. a pet talent show at 3 p.m. To register online, go to April 7 at Lost Creek SATURDAY Reserve, 2645 E. State and click on the Events Route 41, Troy. tab, or send a check made • FUNDRAISER: The 25th annual Those wishing to enter Spring break out to WACO Historical Special Olympics benefit fundraiser will be their animal may send the Society, 1865 S. County from 6-11 p.m. at the VFW Post 8211, 7874 $10 fee, along with the pet day camp set Road 25-A, Troy, OH State Route 48, West Milton. The event will owner’s name, address, MIAMI COUNTY — include door prizes, raffles, games, gamemail and phone number The Miami County YMCA 45373. bling, a clown, cloggers and a DJ. For more to Girl Scout Troop No. For more information, is offering a spring break information, call (937) 832-3349. 30681, 1708 Hunters Ridge day camp program for first call 937-335-WACO. • OPEN HOUSE: The Downtown Troy Future programs at the Drive, Troy, OH 45373. through sixth graders Spring Open House will begin at 9 a.m. at WACO Air Museum Also include the type of (kindergarteners with the Market on the Miami at Tin Roof include the “Wings on animal (cat, dog or other), older siblings attending Restaurant, and continue in downtown Strings” family kite fly on pet’s name, the pet’s talent may be able to attend by where more than 30 businesses will offer May 5, the annual aviation and any more information first contacting Jaime sales, promotions and more. For more inforsummer camp during the you would like to share Hull). mation, email, week of June 24-28 and the about the pet. Camp will run at the or call Debbie at (937) 305-3406. annual robotics camp durAll money raised will be Robinson Branch on March • EGG HUNT: The Troy-Miami County ing the week of July 15-19. donated to the Miami 29, April 1-2 and particiPublic Library will host a library egg hunt from 10:30 a.m. to noon inside the library at 419 W. Main St., Troy. Participants will decorate a bag and then hunt for eggs hidden all around the library. Children must be ages 2-10. Participants may come anytime between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Registration is required by calling 339-0502. • STEAK FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a T-Bone steak dinner with salad, baked potato and a roll for $11 from 5-8 p.m. • BLOOD DRIVES: A blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Grace Family Worship, 1477 S. Market St., Troy. A charcoal grey “Blood Donor — Keep Calm and Carry On — Saving Lives” T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate. Schedule an appointment at or visit for more information. • KARAOKE OFFERED: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will offer singing and dancing with entertainment by Papa D’s Pony Express Karaoke from 7 p.m. to close for free. • MARKET ON THE MIAMI: Market on the Miami, a collaboration of local vendors who produce locally grown, homemade cottage foods and artisan items will be offered at the Tin Roof Restaurant, 439 N. Elm St., Troy, at Treasure Island Park. For more information, visit, on Facebook at “Market On The Miami,” call (937) 216-0949 or email • FIELD OF TUNES: Aullwood’s Field of Tunes — Moovin’ and Groovin’ will feature Chicago’s rock star Michael Howard from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Charity A. Krueger Farm Discovery Center.

SUNDAY • BREAKFAST SET: Breakfast: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer madeto-order breakfast from 8- 11 a.m. Everything is a la carte. Enjoy desserts, cheese, after-dinner liqueurs, wine and beer. Call Aullwood at (937) 890-7360 for prices and reservations. • WILDLIFE REHAB OPEN HOUSE: Brukner Nature Center will host its wildlife rehab open house from 2-4 p.m. BNC accepted more than 1,000 sick, injured and orphaned native Ohio wildlife in 2012, including more than 77 species of wildlife ranging from a single American bittern to more than 200 eastern cottontails. The open house invites the public to take a guided tour behind the scenes of BNC’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Unit. Come learn what a day in the life of a rehabilitation organization is like, meet a wildlife ambassador that once was a part of the rehab program and enjoy refreshments. Tours will take place from 2-4 p.m. with groups leaving every 15 minutes. Admission to this event is a donation from the wildlife rehab wish list, which can be viewed at at, user name:

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


The good and bad of immigration policy SAMANTHA ARNDTS Edison State Community College Student Immigration has been the source of many news stories in the past few years. The controversy about who the government lets in to our country is a booming topic of discussion. Immigrants have been fought because some Americans believe they are affecting our population in a negative way. Some also believe they steal jobs away from Americans who are struggling to find work. Americans assume that all immigrants are illegal aliens and that simply is not true. Americans should learn more about immigrants and their cultures and accept them into our society. In reality, not all immigrants are illegal and not all cultures are “bad.” We should not deny people the right to be in our country just because they are different than us, however, decreasing the amount of immigration could be good for our nation. Keeping the illegal immigrants out of our country could greatly benefit our work force and decrease the climbing population, but that doesn’t mean we should turn everyone away. Some people think that turning everyone away from entering our country will fix overpopulation. That idea might work, but I don’t think it is necessary. That could hurt our country in other ways. Turning away immigrants who come here legally could decrease the diversity in our nation. Some might think diversity is bad, but I think it is a necessity for our nation so we can understand other cultures. The population in our country is increasing and a good amount of the population increase comes from immigrants. The immigrant population is growing more rapidly than the population of the United States citizens. If we continue with our current economic crisis, American citizens are going to have to settle for the low-wage jobs. If we can decrease the amount of immigrants by keeping illegal immigrants out, it could allow for more of these jobs to open up for Americans. Keeping illegal immigrants out and allowing legal immigrants in can slow the population growth, reduce the amount of people fighting for jobs and keep the diversity we need in the nation. There are some citizens that seem to seem to believe all immigrants are illegal, and therefore we need to keep them all out of our country. To that I would disagree, it is just another stereotype that people fall into. Even if the majority of immigrants are illegal, it doesn’t mean that they all are. There has been major controversy over whether or not the United States should tighten its borders. To that question, I would say that they should tighten up the border. The illegal immigrants should not be allowed here and they should be forced to leave because they add to our population and take jobs away. However, keeping all immigrants out of our country is not necessary. We need to keep some diversity in our nation so citizens can learn about, understand and work together with people of other backgrounds. Allowing illegal immigrants to come here would just increase our problems instead of decreasing them. However, denying all immigrants entrance would have a negative effect. The solution is, the illegal immigrants should be denied entrance and legal immigrants should be allowed in. That allows for the perfect balance between too many and too few immigrants.

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Globe and Mail, Toronto, on post-Chavez Venezuela: Venezuela’s acting president, Nicolas Maduro, has revealed a clear strategy to win election next month to replace his late mentor, Hugo Chavez: cast himself as much as possible as the second coming of the populist leader who died March 5, tap into the wellspring of grief among the country’s poor, demonize the opposition as enemies of those same people and promise to pursue the identical, badly managed socialist agenda that has left the oil-rich country’s economy in tatters. … Opposition leader Henrique Capriles, who lost to the cancer-stricken Chavez last October by 11 percentage points, is the better choice. But

the larger-than-life ghost hovering over this election seems an all but impossible hurdle to overcome. After defeating a top Chavez lieutenant to become governor of one of the country’s largest states in 2008, Capriles pursued policies to rebuild schools, improve health care and tackle hunger. This pragmatic centrist advocates a Brazilian style of moderate left-leaning reform, which helped revitalize that country, alleviate poverty and attract foreign investors. He has opposed the Chavez government’s heavy-handed meddling in the economy, including the wave of nationalizations and expropriations that left the vital energy sector starved for capital, and has called for a crackdown on the rampant cor-

ruption that went unchecked during the Chavez years. These are all reasonable policies badly needed by a country facing chronic shortages of staples, one of the world’s biggest fiscal deficits, 20-per-cent-plus inflation and a badly distorted exchange rate. If Maduro genuinely wants to preserve Chavez’s legacy by finally making good on his unfulfilled promises to create a more equitable society with a thriving economy that would benefit all Venezuelans, he needs to set aside the borrowed vitriol and let his natural pragmatism take over while pursuing policies to win back badly needed investment for the oil-and-gas sector and rebuild relations with the U.S., Venezuela’s most important paying customer.

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The third-annual Hater’s Guide to NCAA Brackets Here’s the the biggest problem with filling out NCAA March Madness Brackets … (Actually, it’s the second biggest problem with filling out NCAA March Madnes Brackets. The biggest problem actually is you could lose an annual wager to me and end up sitting in a carnival dunk tank for 30 minutes — just ask our reporter “Twin” Melanie Yingst about that). Anyway, the SECOND biggest problem with filling out brackets is that it makes you end up cheering for teams you actually hate if you want to win. For instance, there’s a very good chance you hate Duke. Every fiber of your being tells you to root against the snooty kids from Durham, N.C. But you also know there’s a very good chance they are going to go far in the tournament — probably even win the whole thing — so as much as it pains you, you go ahead and have them going far on your tournament sheet. Not me. I don’t care about winning any tournament pools, so I will fill out my bracket with my heart on my sleeve. (Actually, not entirely true — I still want to beat Twin in our annual “Wager of Shame” bracket, but I always

David Fong Troy Daily News Executive Editor do that anyway). So I’m not going to fill out my bracket based on which teams I actually think stand the best chance of winning. And I’m not going to pick the teams I like, either. Truthfully, there’s only one team in the tournament I actually like — all the rest I just hate to varying degrees. Some teams I hate more than others — the ones I hated the least were the ones I picked to advance. That’s right, folks, it’s time for the third-annual Haters Guide to Filling Out March Madness Brackets (or HGFOMMB for short)! For starters, Michigan and Notre Dame were eliminated in the first round because I am more disgusted by those two teams than anything else in the world of sports — to include: vomiting after cross country races, inappropriate public

scratching in baseball and former Purdue men’s basketball coach Gene Keady’s combover. By the same token, San Diego State was eliminated because it is coached by Steve Fisher, who once coached Michigan to a national title about a million years ago. Perennial tournament powerhouse North Carolina also made an early exit on my bracket, solely because Shawn, I guy worked with at my college newspaper, is the world’s most obnoxious Tar Heel fan. Anything that makes him happy — namely, a lengthy tournament run by North Carolina — makes me sad. It was with a similar sentiment in mind that I had St. Louis — a No. 4 seed — going out in the first round. I had a cousin named Matt go to St. Louis University. I can’t stand that guy. So I had to eliminate St. Louis for that reason. Also, its mascot is a Billiken. What’s that all about? Florida, a third-seed, was eliminated because they beat Ohio State too much in pretty much every sport. I think we’re all getting a little tired of that. Also, two teams were eliminated because of what I like to call “The Huggins Rule.” I refuse to pick any team coached by Bob

Huggins now or in the past. So while West Virginia didn’t make the tournament this year, I did pick against the University of Cincinnati and Kansas State, two of his former stops. Harvard was out because it is an Ivy League School. No Ivy League School will ever make it past the first round. Why? Because it’ the Ivy League. By the time all of my hating was done, I was left with a Final Four that looked like this: Ohio State (because that’s where I went to school), Memphis (because that’s where Graceland is located), Kansas (because I love the rock band) and Montana (because I love the duet “Wild Montana Skies” sung by the late John Denver and Emmylou Harris). In my final, I went with Ohio State (for obvious reasons) and Kansas (because the sum total of the band’s work beats out one song about Montana). In the final, of course, I picked Ohio State to win it all. Now that my bracket is complete, it’s time to call my bookie. Troy’s very own David Fong appears on Thursdays in the Troy Daily News. He really only does care about beating Twin with his March Madness bracket.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013




KARL (BUDGIE) WILLIAMS WEST MILTON — Karl (Budgie) Williams, 70, of West Milton, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. He was born Aug. 18, 1942, in Jamestown, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl E. and Harriett H. (Beal) Williams. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sherry K. (Grissum) Williams; son, Ken D. Vallieu of West Milton; daughter, Tracey Lynn Vallieu of West Milton; grandchildren, Chad Vallieu and Stephanie Beck; brother and

sister-in-law, David and JoAnn Williams of West Milton; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Glynn Thompson of Thompson, Ga. Karl was retired from General Motors and was in a golf retirement league at Homestead Golf Course. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with Pastor Mark Moore officiating. Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Friday one hour prior to the service.

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TROY — Jerry Lee Jackson, 51, of Troy, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013. He was born Nov. 20, 1961, in Troy, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lee Jackson III; sister, Julie Lyn Jackson Morrow. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joy Renee JACKSON (Hoover) Jackson; parents, Jerry L. Sr. and Janet Louise (Kauffman) Jackson of Troy; loving children, son and daughter-in-law, Jordan and Chrysa Spear Jackson of Laura; daughters and son-in-law, Emily Jackson and Levi Fox of Troy, Kasey Lyn Jackson of Troy; brother and sisterin-law, Joe Raymond and Cheryl Jackson of Troy. Jerry was a 1981 graduate of MiltonUnion and Miami Valley JVS. He was employed by the Miami County Highway Department.

He was an usher at Community Grace Brethren Church, West Milton. He was a former member of the Miami County Cattleman’s Association, and a former 4-H leader. He enjoyed baling hay, cutting wood, raising cattle, riding horses and spending time with his family. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Community Grace Brethren Church, 2261 S. Miami St., West Milton, with the Rev. Steve Peters officiating. Burial will follow at Wheelock Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the church. If so desired, contributions may be made to Miami County Cattelman’s Association Scholarship Fund (MCCA), P.O. Box 421, West Milton, OH 45383. Arrangements are being handled by the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.



Security guards patrol in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Monday, a day before the inaugural Mass of Pope Francis.

‘Unpredictable’ pope worries security team VATICAN CITY (AP) — Forgive Pope Francis’ security team for looking a bit nervous. One pope was shot in St. Peter’s Square while riding in an open vehicle. Another was tackled by a woman with mental problems in St. Peter’s Basilica. So in the early days of Francis’ pontificate, as the pope delights the flock by wading into crowds and pressing the flesh, it’s only natural that chief Vatican cop Domenico Giani seems on edge. Just consider some of Francis’ acts of papal outreach, which have all made for a refreshing change from the reserved style of his predecessor Benedict XVI, but present a huge headache for a security detail attached to one of the planet’s most high-profile people. The day after his election, Francis eschewed the Vatican’s armored limousine and traveled through the chaotic streets of Rome in an ordinary car to pick up his things at a downtown hotel. At his first Sunday Mass as pontiff, Francis caused a stir by mingling with bystanders at a Vatican gate, shaking hands and even allowing himself to be grabbed by the shoulder, all while people jostled to get closer. Then on inauguration day, Francis stood for nearly 30 minutes Tuesday in an open vehicle that circled the vast square, kissing babies handed up to him and at one point jumping out to bless and kiss a disabled man in the crowd. It’s not for nothing that Francis has quickly been dubbed the “unpredictable” pope. And for a bodyguard, unpredictable means trouble. Giani looked particularly worried by the crowd that gathered after the Sunday Mass. La Stampa newspaper quoted an aide at the scene as saying that things

“better get back to normal or we’re in trouble.” Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said last week that the Vatican was well aware of Francis’ informal and open style and that “proper security measures” would be taken, even if that hasn’t happened immediately. “There are a lot of nut cases out there,” said another Vatican official, who requested anonymity as he is not authorized to discuss security. “But you can be sure that the security issues are being examined.” Even Francis’ habit of constantly running late can’t make his bodyguards happy, since they’re used to carefully choreographed and timed events. After Mass on Sunday, it seemed as if one of the monsignors was begging Francis to hurry up, as he nervously looked at his watch but the pope kept diving into the crowd. Francis’ meet-and-greet manner is reminiscent of John Paul II’s open style in his first years as pope. And an iconic event in the earlier papacy brought to light some of the terrifying potential consequences of papal spontaneity. It was 1981 and John Paul had just handed a baby back to her mother, as his open jeep drove slowly through a crowded St. Peter’s Square. Shots rang out. The pope crumbled and bodyguards swarmed around him. The Turkish gunman’s assassination attempt left John Paul severely wounded. While he made a full recovery, an era of light security was over. Benedict’s papacy also had its share of scares. In 2008, a German man jumped on the pope’s jeep and had to be wrestled down by a Vatican policeman. Two years later, a woman with a history of psychiatric problems jumped the security

Brittany N. Talley COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pfc. Brittany N. Talley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core

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the United States Army during Vietnam serving as a pilot in a Medivac unit and warrant officer from 1969-1970. He continued his love for flying for Danis Construction where he also served as a safety officer. He flew for Miller Brothers and was a CareFlight pilot. John was a member of the Air Crafts Pilots and Owners Association, Dayton Chapter, Vietnam Pilots Association and attended Ginghamsburg Church. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371. Family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Contributions may be made in memory of John to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034. Online condolences may be made at

KAREN HIGGINS LUDLOW FALLS — Karen Higgins, 61, of Ludlow Falls, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton. She was born Dec. 18, 1951, in Dayton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma (Vance) Ramsey, and son Aaron Higgins. She is survived by her beloved husband, James Higgins; father, Donald Ramsey; mother-in-law, Gloria Jean Higgins; daughter and boyfriend, Amy Higgins and Bill Watson of Englewood; brothers and sister-in-law, Donald

Ramsey of Clayton, David and Vera Ramsey of Springfield, Ill.; grandchildren, Emily Knetht, Ireland Higgins and Ivy Watson. Karen was a member of Crestview Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her loving family. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Hale-Sarver. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.

REX A. WHITMER BEADFORD — Rex A. Whitmer, 68, of Bradford, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton. Rex was born in Piqua on Oct. 20, 1944, to James F. and Pauline J. (Rench) Whitmer. He was a graduate of Bradford High School, class of 1963. WHITMER He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired with 37 years of service as an owner/operator of Christian’s Appliance Service, Piqua. Mr. Whitmer was a member of Potsdam Church of the Brethren; a 4-H adviser for 21 years; and a member of the Bradford Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his father. Rex is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara A. (Hess) Whitmer; mother, Pauline Whitmer of Bradford; two sons, Kent Whitmer of Covington and Kevin Whitmer of Greenville and his fiancée, Julie Schrader of Versailles; two daugh-

ters, Nancy and husband, Jim Troutwine of Ansonia, and Joy Whitmer Graham and husband, Dustin Graham of Piqua; two grandchildren, Mariah and Jordan Troutwine; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Michelle Whitmer of Blue Grass, Iowa, and Steve and Dawn Whitmer of Bradford; sister and brother-in-law, Marsha and Kenny Bubeck of Ludlow Falls; mother-in-law, Phyllis A. Hess of Greenville; and other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Potsdam Church of the Brethren with Pastor Robert Kurtz officiating. Interment will be in Newcomers Cemetery, Arcanum, with military honors. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Friday at the StockerFraley Funeral Home, Bradford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Potsdam Church of the Brethren Sound System. Condolences may be sent to the family at

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Rex Coate WEST MILTON — Rex Coate, 61, of West Milton, passed away at his home. Arrangements are pending at the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home.



barricade in St. Peter’s Basilica during Christmas Eve Mass and pulled Benedict to the ground. The pope was uninjured but a cardinal fell and broke his hip. Experts say that ditching the motorcade and the security detail can be dangerous in unexpected ways. “If someone like the pope publishes the fact that he doesn’t have the usual level of security, it only highlights the potential threats,” said British security expert Richard Aitch, the author of “Close Protection.” Aitch, whose resume lists work for royalty, diplomats, and other VIPs, cited the example of British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose decision to forego motorcycle outriders drew concern after his official car was pictured caught in central’s London slowmoving traffic a few years ago. Such a situation could basically turn him into a sitting duck for any potential attacker. In general, Aitch said that any leader’s decision to drop their guard “creates a security headache” particularly if it becomes a habit. And the pope isn’t just any leader, he’s one of the most public figures in the world. During an ordinary week, the pope makes a minimum of two appearances, at his general audience Wednesday and from his apartment window for his Sunday blessing. For the new pope, it may all boil down to balancing legitimate security concerns with his down-to-earth manner and distaste for luxury. Francis, for example, famously rode the bus to work while archbishop of Buenos Aires. While that casual style will likely stay, don’t expect to meet him in one of the ubiquitous trams that snake through Roman streets.

TIPP CITY — John C. Kindrick, 62, of Tipp City, passed away at his home Sunday, March 10, 2013. He was born July 18, 1950, in Mt. Carmel, Ill., to James R. and Julia M. (Clark) Kindrick Sr. He was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his father, James of Mt. Vernon, Texas; KINDRICK daughter, Christy L. Hume of Huber Heights; brothers; James R. Kindrick (Diana Begley) of Tipp City and Jan W. (Cynthia) Kindrick of Mt. Vernon, Texas; grandsons, Kyle Edward Hume and Kolton Thomas Hume, both of Riverside; nephews and nieces, Charles Kindrick, Erika (Dan) Seitz, Jeffrey Kindrick, Amy Kindrick, Beth Hedges and Christopher Shrader. As a child, John was active in the Boy Scouts and had earned the highest honor of Eagle Scout. He was a 1967 graduate of Tippecanoe High School and entered

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Try this delicious pudding I had a really enjoyable visit recently to an Amish church district just southeast of Hillsboro in Highland County. This was the first such open-to-the-public supper this particular Amish church has held. This is a relatively new group to Highland County, having just moved to the area three years ago. They are trying to raise funds to build an Amish school and hire a teacher for it. The Amish church consists of families generally from western Kentucky.

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Lovina Eicher Troy Daily News Guest Columnist They came in search of cheaper farmland and maybe a bit less humid of a climate, which southern Ohio offers (although you’d be hard-pressed to convince me of that on some of our scorching July days). There currently are nine school-age children in the church, a number which will double by next year. At least 300 people showed up for the supper and I even had the pleasure to meet a few of our site readers there. So that was a treat. There were also a lot of Amish and Old Order Mennonites from neighboring church districts who came out to support their brethren. That was really nice to see, because I know


Try this delicious date pudding at your next party or sometimes there are splits within the Amish that can get pretty strident. This particular evening was all about fellowship, being neighborly, and eating some good food. The menu was modeled after a typical wedding menu that this group would serve when they lived in Munfordville, Ky.: chicken, stuffing, peas, cole slaw, fruit salad, and pie. Oh, and there was a chilled date pudding there that was just amazingly yummy. I could have easily put away several helpings of it. “Me and my sister make date pudding a lot of for weddings,” Mary

Schrock said, adding that she buys dates from the local Mennonite owned bulk food store. Another one of Schrock’s dessert specialties is “vanilla creamy crumb pie,” which is made with pure maple syrup. Wow. I’ll get the recipe for that from her sometime. I will be posting a video from the event later today, but here is an Amish date pudding recipe so you can make your own. Trust me, it is tasty! HOMEMADE DATE PUDDING 1 c. chopped dates 1 c. boiling water 1 1/2 c. flour

When it comes to matzo, Chicago chef Laura Frankel says hers is a love-hate relationship. “Matzo and I are frenemies,” she says of the unleavened cracker-like bread traditionally eaten during Jewish Passover celebrations. “On one hand, matzo is a food you want to be proud of it’s part of who we are as Jews. But frankly, it usually tastes like cardboard.” During Passover, leavened breads and most grains are prohibited. The tradition is intended to recall the flight of the Jews from Egypt after being freed by the pharaoh. As the story goes, they had no time to let their bread rise before baking it. So today, matzo the production of which is a highly regulated process is central to Passover meals. It can be eaten as is, or ground into coarse crumbs or even a fine cake meal and used similar to traditional PROVIDED PHOTO flours. event. “Every year, people will tell me they made brownies 1 c. chopped nuts with matzo cake flour and 1/2 c. brown sugar they were even better than 1 1/2 c. white sugar the real thing,” says Frankel, 1 egg author of the cookbook 2 tsp. baking soda “Jewish Slow Cooker 2 tbsp. butter Recipes.” When she hears 1/2 tsp. salt this, she usually thinks, “No, BROWN SUGAR they’re not,” but keeps that SAUCE: to herself. 1 1/2 c. brown sugar, 1 Leah Schapira, an 1/2 c. boiling water,1 tbsp. Israeli-born kosher cook, has butter a more comfortable relationCream butter, sugar, and ship with matzo. Schapira egg together. Put dates, who co-authored the recent soda, and boiling water cookbook, “Passover Made together; let set until cool Easy” is happy to munch and mix everything together. matzo plain, but when cookPour in greased 9×13 pan ing with it tends to treat it and pour brown sugar as a blank canvas upon sauce over top. Bake 40 which to build dishes. She minutes at 375 degrees. also notes that these days Cool, cut into chunks, mix matzo is available in many with Cool Whip. varieties including whole

wheat many of which taste quite good. The matzo toffee bar crunch from her book is a great example of using matzo creatively. It’s reminiscent of the popular confection usually coated with chopped nuts, but her version melds similar flavors together with the toasty, crunchy qualities of the matzo. Schapira, who has four kids, also uses it as a “crust” for pizza (though she cautions that a very hot oven is key to ensuring the matzo doesn’t get soggy). She and writing partner Victoria Dwek also developed a recipe for tortillas with tomato-mint salsa and guacamole because they know how much families like having a taco night and wanted a Passover-suitable option. Still, both Frankel and Schapira say it’s essential not to be fooled into thinking that using matzo crumbs and meal is the same as using flour or breadcrumbs, and they recommend not going out of your way to try to use matzo products to recreate dishes you might make at other times of the year. Frankel points out that matzo, unlike leavened breads, doesn’t have developed glutens (a protein that helps bread rise), so baked goods using matzo meal and cake meal won’t have the same textures as ones made with traditional flour. One of Frankel’s tricks for baking and cooking with matzo meal and cake meal is to start out by emulsifying it by whipping it together with olive oil and egg, almost like making a mayonnaise. She uses this technique when making a matzo cake meal-based coffee cake and achieves very liaght and fluffy results.

An Easter lamb that cuts the fat, keeps the flavor for the season yet. The solution is a grill pan. In my opinion, every home should have one. Grilling done properly that is, as long as you don’t incinerate the ingredient in question is a healthy way to coax flavor out of meats and vegetables, not least because it requires very little fat. Grilled marinated lamb all by itself is pretty darn tasty, but I wanted to gild the lily a bit. After all, it is Easter. Since I already was giving the lamb the Mediterranean treatment with a rosemary-garlic rub, I thought why not top it with an egg-lemon sauce, a stalwart of the Greek culi-

nary repertoire? But egg-lemon sauces can be tricky because the sauce is thickened only by the egg. If you don’t cook it enough, the sauce won’t thicken. If you cook it too much, the eggs scramble. So I stabilized the sauce by adding cornstarch, which makes it creamy and curdless, and allowed me to keep it hot over low heat without any worries. I finished the sauce with chopped baby artichokes since artichokes and lemon are such a happy pair. I like frozen artichokes because unlike the canned or bottled varieties, there’s no salt or oil added to them. Then I caramelized them under the broiler for a few minutes to concentrate their flavor. Of course, if you have the time and inclination to prep and cook fresh baby artichokes, please go ahead. You can poach them in acidulated water until tender, then add them to the sauce. How to serve this dish? One of our problems these days is what is delicately referred to as portion control. Less delicately, we eat too much. My strategy is to present protein on a plate

so that it looks plentiful, even though the portion isn’t huge. In this case, 4 ounces of sliced steak, fanned out a bit, looks like more than 4 ounces of an unsliced steak. Just be sure to let the steaks rest before you slice them so that they’re nice and juicy. And remember to add the juice from the plate with the resting lamb to the sauce, which will marry the two. See for yourself; it’s a happy marriage. Every bite’s a winner. GRILLED LAMB STEAKS WITH ARTICHOKE LEMON SAUCE Start to finish: 1 hour 40 minutes (20 minutes active) Servings: 4 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves, divided 2 cloves garlic, minced Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 pound lamb steaks cut from the leg (preferably about 3/4-inch thick) 1 cup artichoke hearts, patted dry and chopped (frozen is best) 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth


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I love lamb, in every way and every cut. But I don’t eat it very often because of the same thing that tends to make it so very delicious its fattiness. Still, all bets are off during Easter, when I happily bow to tradition. In Easters past, I’ve roasted a whole leg of lamb or part of a leg, and prepared it in a Mediterranean fashion. Trouble is, there’s always so much left over. So this year I’m going with smaller lamb steaks that are cut from the leg, one of the leanest cuts of lamb (especially if you also trim away any fat).

In fact, the leg is so lean you have to figure out how to replace the flavor and moisture that goes missing when you kiss the fat goodbye. In this recipe, that is accomplished with a rosemary-garlic rub with added salt. When you rub a piece of protein with salt and let it sit, the salt eventually makes the meat juicier. It works like a brine, minus the liquid. Having chosen a lean cut of meat, I also wanted a lean way to cook it. Grilling fit the bill. The problem is that grills are banned here in New York City. And elsewhere in the country, many people still haven’t hauled their grills out of storage

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1 large egg yolk 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon cornstarch Set aside 1 teaspoon of the chopped rosemary. In a wide, shallow bowl combine the remaining rosemary, the garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the lamb and coat it well on all sides with the herb mixture. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour, and up to overnight. Set an oven rack 4 inches from the broiler heating element. Heat the oven to broil. In a small bowl, toss the artichokes with the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil and salt and pepper to taste. Arrange the artichokes in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil, turning them several times, until they are golden around the edges, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the broiler and set aside. In a small saucepan over medium, heat the chicken broth until it is simmering. In a small bowl whisk together the egg yolk, lemon juice, reserved teaspoon of rosemary and the cornstarch. Add a little of the chicken stock to the mixture in a stream, whisking. Add the egg mixture back to the chicken stock and cook for 1 minute, or until the sauce starts to bubble. Season with salt and pepper, then stir in the artichokes. Keep warm over low heat. Heat a grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat. Wipe off most of the garlic herb mixture from the lamb and spray the meat with olive oil cooking spray. Add the lamb to the grill pan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, turning once, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer the lamb to a plate, cover loosely with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice the lamb against the grain into slices about 1/4inch thick. Add the lamb juices from the plate to the artichoke lemon sauce. Divide the sliced lamb between 4 serving plates and spoon sauce over each plate.





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Dear Annie: Many years ago, my wife and I lived near my parents. After three years of putting up with their too frequent and always unannounced visits, we moved slightly farther away. My Dad is the worst offender. Mom caters to his every whim. Dad is extremely selfish and really never cares whether he intrudes. After we moved, the drop-in visits became less frequent, but now the constant phone calls drive us crazy. I have nicely explained to Mom that after a hard day at work, we turn off our landline so we can have some quiet time. I told her not to worry if we don't answer. I also told her that if there is an emergency, she can call our cellphones. The problem is, Dad goes ballistic if he cannot reach us and immediately tells Mom to call our cell phones. We have been married 29 years and have grown children. We wouldn't dream of dropping in on them unannounced or constantly calling when we know they want some peace and quiet. I call my parents twice a week to check on them. They are both in excellent health. Am I supposed to account to them every single day? Why do they do this, and how can we get some peace while keeping the peace? — Perplexed Dear Perplexed: You have two simple options: Either call your parents once a day to check on them and let them hear your voice, or turn your cell phones on vibrate and call them back when you feel like it. Both choices are perfectly reasonable. Many grown kids call their parents daily just as a kindness. We think it's worth five minutes of your day to reassure your folks that you are OK — and to stop them from driving you nuts. Dear Annie: For many years, I have used the same beautician to cut my hair. She became a good friend in the process. However, about a year ago, my hair just wasn't "cooperating" with her cuts, so I tried a different beautician and loved the results. Now I'm torn. I'd like to continue with the new stylist, but I don't want to lose an old friend. How do beauticians feel about their clients when they try someone else's styles? And how do I tell my friend without hurting her feelings? — Uneasy About Switching Dear Uneasy: We imagine your friend wouldn't be thrilled to know you have given your business to someone else, although if she sees you as a true friend and not simply as a paying client, she will get over it. But why don't you first show her your new style and ask whether she can duplicate it? It could solve the problem with less angst. Dear Annie: I read all the responses to "Your Husband" about who is at fault in the bedroom. I've been married for 27 years. I am in good shape, work 50 hours a week, do a lot of the cooking and help clean. My wife works part time out of the house. Yet, when it comes to a relationship in or out of the bedroom, she ignores me. I have tried to get her to talk, but she won't. I have tried to do little things to show her that I love and appreciate her, but she always takes them the wrong way. It makes me a little gun shy to keep asking. Men have feelings, too. We need attention from our spouses as much as they do. I have thought about what it would be like to find a little on the side, but have resisted. There is an old saying that I once read: "A woman makes all the rules, and a man is not to know the rules. If she suspects he knows the rules, she is to change all or some of the rules." It's not so funny now. — Irritated in Clarendon Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.














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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, March 22, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel unusually spontaneous or rebellious today. Be careful, because this same energy could promote accidents. Guard against knee-jerk reactions to what others say or do. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Hidden enemies might do something that is certainly not in your best interests. Be careful. If you think something fishy is going on, it is. Trust your gut judgment. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Difficulties with others in group situations might arise today, because egos can clash. Sometimes this happens. The mature thing might be to step aside. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Conflict with authority figures is very likely today. Best to zip thy lip. Don’t quit your day job on an impulse. Do what is best for you in the long run. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Travel plans might be canceled or rescheduled. Something unexpected will occur with school schedules and matters related to medicine and the law. Be prepared. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Disputes about shared property, inheritances and insurance matters might get out of hand today. It’s best to postpone these discussions for another day. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It’s hard to keep peace with partners and close friends today, because people are impulsive and erratic. Keep your head down and your powder dry. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your work routine will be interrupted by computer crashes, power outages, staff shortages and canceled meetings. It’s hard to predict how this day will unfold. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is an accident-prone day for your kids, so be careful. Know where they are at all times, and remove potential hazards. As the saying goes, kids will be kids. Nevertheless, accidents can be prevented. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your home routine will change for some reason today. Small appliances could break down; you might run out of coffee; minor breakages could occur. It’s a crapshoot. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is an accident-prone day for you, primarily because you might be distracted or angry. Pay attention and keep your cool. After all, you’re in charge of things. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Guard your money and possessions against loss or theft today. Meanwhile, you might find money — or you might lose it. Don’t be rash or reckless when handling your money. YOU BORN TODAY You’re enthusiastic about many things, yet you have a quiet self-assurance. You don’t care about pretending to be anything you are not. You are not easily led astray, because you know what you want to achieve. Once you find your true path, you pursue it with zeal. Work hard to build or construct something in the year ahead, because your rewards soon will follow. Birthdate of: William Shatner, actor/author; James Patterson, author; Anne Dudek, actress. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.











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Peak group: Weeds

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Thursday, March 21, the 80th day of 2013. There are 285 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 21, 1963, the Alcatraz federal prison island in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates and closed at the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. On this date: • In 1685, composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany. • In 1907, U.S. Marines arrived in Honduras to protect American lives and interests in the wake of political violence.

• In 1944, Charles Chaplin went on trial in Los Angeles, accused of transporting former protegee Joan Barry across state lines for immoral purposes. (Chaplin was acquitted, but later lost a paternity suit despite tests showing he wasn’t the father of Barry’s child.) • In 1965, civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began their third, successful march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. • Ten years ago: The United States launched a ferocious, aroundthe-clock aerial assault on military targets in Baghdad and other cities.

The House approved a $2.2 trillion budget embracing President George W. Bush’s tax-cutting plan. • Today’s Birthdays: Actor Timothy Dalton is 67. Singer Eddie Money is 64. Rock singer-musician Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) is 63. Actor Gary Oldman is 55. Actor Matthew Broderick is 51. Comediantalk show host Rosie O’Donnell is 51. Rock musician Jonas “Joker” Berggren (Ace of Base) is 46. Rock MC Maxim (Prodigy) is 46. Rock musician Andrew Copeland (Sister Hazel) is 45. Actress Laura Allen is 39. Rapper-TV personality Kevin Federline is 35.

Amazon CEO recovers Apollo engines LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rusted pieces of two Apollo-era rocket engines that helped boost astronauts to the moon have been fished out of the murky depths of the Atlantic, CEO Jeff Bezos and NASA said Wednesday. A privately funded expedition led by Bezos raised the main engine parts during three weeks at sea and was headed back to Cape Canaveral, Fla., the launch pad for the manned lunar missions. “We’ve seen an underwater wonderland an incredible sculpture garden of twisted F-1 engines that tells the story of a fiery and violent end,” Bezos wrote in an online posting. Last year, the Bezos team used sonar to spot the sunken engines resting nearly 3 miles deep in the Atlantic and 360 miles from Cape Canaveral. At the time, the Internet mogul said the artifacts were part of the Apollo 11 mission that gave the world “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Bezos now says it’s unclear which Apollo mission the recovered engines belonged to because the serial numbers were missing or hard to read on the corroded pieces. NASA is helping trace the hardware’s origin. Apollo astronauts were

launched aboard the mighty Saturn V rocket during the 1960s and 1970s. Each rocket had a cluster of five engines, which produced about 7 1/2 million pounds of thrust. After liftoff, the engines each weighing 18,000 pounds fell to the ocean as designed, with no plans to retrieve them. Bezos and his team sent underwater robots to hoist the engines, which are NASA property. In a statement, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden called the recovery “a historic find.” Bezos plans to restore the engine parts, which included a nozzle, turbine, thrust chamber and heat exchanger. Inc. spokesman Drew Herdener declined Wednesday to reveal the cost of the recovery or restoration. NASA has previously said an engine would head for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. If a second was recovered, it would be displayed at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, where is based. The ocean floor off Cape Canaveral is strewn with jettisoned rockets and flight parts from missions since the beginning of the Space Age. What survived after plunging into the ocean


In this image provided by Bezos Expeditions, workers inspect a thrust chamber of an Apollo F-1 engine recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. is unknown. In one of the more famous recoveries, a private company in 1999 hoisted Gus Grissom’s Mercury capsule that accidentally sank in the Atlantic after splashdown in 1961. The capsule is now

featured at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Besides running the online retailer, Bezos founded Blue Origins, one of the companies with a NASA contract to develop a spaceship to carry astronauts to

the International Space Station. In a previous posting, Bezossaid he was inspired by NASA as a child, and by recovering the engines “maybe we can inspire a few more youth to invent and explore.”

Obama, Netanyahu show solidarity on Iran JERUSALEM (AP) — Seeking a fresh start to a strained relationship, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday demonstrated solidarity on the key issues that have stirred tensions between them. The U.S. president vowed he would do “what is necessary” to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, while Netanyahu reaffirmed that his newly formed government seeks a two-state solution to Israel’s decades-long dispute with the Palestinians. Obama, in Israel for the first time in his presidency,

also pledged to investigate reports that Syria had used chemical weapons for the first time in its two-year civil war. And he sternly warned Syrian leader Bashar Assad that use of such weapons would be a “game-changer,” one that could potentially draw the U.S. military into the conflict for the first time. “The Assad regime must understand that they will be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons or their transfer to terrorists,” Obama said, standing alongside Netanyahu at a nighttime news conference. Expectations were low for a breakthrough during Obama’s visit on any of the

major issues roiling the region. Instead, the president was focused on reassuring anxious Israelis that he is committed to their security, and on resetting his rocky relationship with Netanyahu. The two leaders have been at odds over Israeli settlements and Iran’s disputed nuclear programs, and Netanyahu famously lectured Obama in front of the media in the Oval Office on Israel’s right to defend himself. Compared with past encounters, there was a noticeable lack of uneasiness Wednesday, the first time the two leaders have met publicly after both survived elec-

tions that will leave them stuck with each other for the foreseeable future. They traded jokes throughout a day of side-by-side appearances. And they repeatedly referred to each other by their first names, Obama calling his Israeli counterpart by his nickname, “Bibi.” On Iran in particular, the two leaders sought to show they were united in their desire to prevent the Islamic republic from developing what Obama called “the world’s worst weapons.” Although preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon is a priority of both countries, Netanyahu and Obama have differed on pre-

cisely how to achieve that goal. Israel repeatedly has threatened to take military action should Iran appear to be on the verge of obtaining a bomb, while the U.S. has pushed for more time to allow diplomacy and economic penalties to run their course. Obama said he continues to prefer a diplomatic solution and sees time to achieve it. Whether that works, he said, will depend on whether Iran’s leaders “seize that opportunity.” Although Obama did not promise that the United States would act militarily against Iran if Israel decided that must be done, he offered

an explicit endorsement for Israel to take whatever unilateral measures it deems necessary to guard against the threat. “Each country has to make its own decisions when it comes to the awesome decision to engage in any kind of military action, and Israel is differently situated than the United States,” he said. “I would not expect that the prime minister would make a decision about his country’s security and defer that to any another country any more than the United States would defer our decisions about what was important for our national security.”

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1989 JOHN Deere, 970, 4wd, 1374 Hrs, 6ft John Deere finish mower, 6 foot woods blade, $8900, (937)638-4683

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12 • Troy Daily News • Classifieds That Work • Thursday, March 21, 2013 925 Public Notices

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In accordance with section 2313.20 of the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that the jurors of the Common Pleas Court of Miami County, Ohio for the May 2013 Term will be drawn at the Data Processing Office, Safety Building, 201 W. Main Street, Troy, Ohio at 9:00 a.m., Monday the 8th day of April, 2013.

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Richard J. Fraas, Barbara Bollenbacher, Jury Commissioners 03/21/2013 2377023


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Charter of the Municipality of Tipp City, Ohio, that the following legislation was adopted by the City Council of the Municipality of Tipp City, Ohio on March 18, 2013. The full texts of the following legislation is on file in the Government Center, 260 South Garber Drive, Tipp City, Ohio.

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SHOPSMITH, table saw, band saw, lathe, drill press and sanding head. Good shape! $1200, (937)238-2417.

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RAINBOW CLEANER, Spring cleaning time! Bet you need one! I have one that can fit your needs. Just call (937)492-3297.

TELEVISION, 57" Hitachi HD with UltraVision, excellent picture, great sound, with SRS, $300, (937)778-8816.

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Legal Notice In the Court of Common Pleas, Miami County, Ohio Probate Division Case No. 85947-E

Linda Sue Levering, Executor of the Estate of Claudia M. Bailey, deceased, Plaintiff vs. Melvin L. Bailey, et al., Defendants

Ordinance 5-13 By: Ms. Berbach An ordinance amending §39.05 of the Tipp City Code of Ordinances to allow the City Manager to dispose of surplus property by means other than public sale, auction or trade in.

577 Miscellaneous

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583 Pets and Supplies

COCKER SPANIEL Puppies, AKC, 5 months old. Champion parents. 1 buff male, 1 black male. Very lovable, 2nd shots, dewormed. (937)773-6527

IGUANA, with large hutch, heating lamp, all accessories, $40, adult inquires only, (937)441-8094

KITTENS, Free, adorable ragamuffins, 7 weeks old, looking for loving, lifelong families to adopt, (937)626-8577

SUSAN BAILEY, SHARON (BAILEY) KLEINER, ANNA MARIE BAILEY, AMY BAILEY, LISA NICHOLE BAILEY, MICHELLE BAILEY, PAULA BAILEY, JOYCE BAILEY, and JOY BAILEY whose addressed are unknown will take notice that on March 7, 2013, Linda Sue Levering, Executor of the Estate of Claudia M. Bailey, filed her Amended Complaint to Construe Addition to Will in Case No. 85947-E in the Court of Common Pleas Miami County, Probate Division, requesting judgment and direction of the validity of a handwritten, notarized addition to Claudia M. Baileyʼs last will and testament and whether the addition to the will is valid and considered a “codicil” to decedentʼs July 10, 2007 will.

Ordinance 6-13 By: Mr. McDermott An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute the necessary documents to grant a perpetual easement on City properties located at 500 and 595 S. 1st Street to Tri Cities Regional Waste Water Authority.

Resolution 10-13 By: Mr. McDermott A resolution authorizing the City Manager to purchase two vehicles for the Police Department from Germain Ford of Columbus, Ohio through the State of Ohio Cooperative Purchasing Plan at a cost not to exceed $52,155.

The Plaintiff prays that the defendants named above be required to answer and set up their interest in said addition to the will or be forever barred from asserting same. The defendants named above are required to answer within 28 days after the final publication of this notice.

Janice Bates Clerk of Council

Alan M. Kappers (0007423) Dungan & LeFevre CO., L.P.A. 210 W. Main Street Troy, OH 45373 (937) 339-0511 Attorney for Plaintiff



Dated at Tipp City, Miami County, Ohio this 19th day of March, 2013. 03/21/2013

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RIFLE, Ruger 10-22, blue steel, wood, unfired with box, Tasco 3x9 scope, 600 rounds ammo, 25 round magazine. $400, (937)726-1246

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds

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RIFLES, 2 AR15s, (1) Bushmaster, (1) Colt. Both brand new - still in box, $1700 each OBO, (937)638-8465 leave message.

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595 Hay

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880 SUV’s

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805 Auto

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13 March 21, 2013


■ Boys Basketball

• MEET THE TEAM: Lehman High School will host its spring meet-theteam night at 7 p.m. tonight. 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 invited 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

All in the family Basketball a way of life for Zawadzki’s BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor “Basketball runs in our blood.” The youngest member of the Zawadzki clan to see varsity action speaks the truth. From his grandfather to his STAFF PHOTO/COLIN FOSTER father to his older brother, Troy Troy Christian coach Ray Zawadzki (top) hugs his son Grant Christian sophomore point (bottom) following a 51-49 victory over Delphos St. John’s in guard Grant Zawadzki has the Division IV regional title game. watched his family play at the

■ See ZAWADZKI on 16

■ College Basketball

James Madison tops LIU Brooklyn

TODAY No events scheduled FRIDAY Boys Basketball Division IV State Semifinal at Schottenstein Center Troy Christian vs. Cleveland Villa AngelaSt. Joseph (10:45 a.m.) SATURDAY Boys Basketball Division IV State Semifinal at Schottenstein Center Troy ChristianVilla Angela-St. Joseph vs. Leipsic/Lancaster Fairfield Christian (4:30 p.m.)

Salazar, Nathan Kirkpatrick, Scotty Scott, Matthew Coots and Justin Lewis — came on the scene when Troy Christian was a blip on the Ohio basketball radar. When the dust settles after this weekend in Columbus, Troy Christian will be known state wide — and those seniors are a big reason why. As sophomores, Salazar, Kirkpatrick and Coots played on a team that went 14-7 overall

DAYTON (AP) — In December, LIU Brooklyn lost its best player, Julian Boyd, to a season-ending knee injury. That could have been the end of the Blackbirds’ two-year run as Northeast Conference champions. Instead of folding, the Blackbirds turned around a season filled with adversity by winning their last five games to win a record third consecutive league tournament title and earn a third straight automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. A season of incredible highs and lows finally came to a halt on Wednesday night when the Blackbirds started slowly, briefly took the lead and then wilted at the end to fall to James Madison 68-55 in the First Four at the University of Dayton Arena. “In December when you lose Julian Boyd, who would have thought?” coach Jack Perri asked. “Nobody would have thought we’d have gotten to this point. Nobody talked about it. Nobody talked about us.” They entered the conversation late in the season by scoring points topping 90 in all four of their conference tournament wins and by sharing the ball. “What they did shows true character,” said Perri, in his first year as head coach since being elevated from assistant. “The intestinal fortitude that they showed through January, February, and into March was just awesome.” James Madison (21-14) was without suspended starter Rayshawn Goins for the first half but built a big lead. After falling behind by as many as 12 points early, E.J. Reed’s two foul shots with 15:02 left gave the Blackbirds (20-14) their first lead of the game. But after falling behind, JMU found another gear. The Dukes went on a 9-0 run and then polished off the game by scoring 10 of the last 12. Jamal Olasewere had 20 points and 10 rebounds and C.J. Garner 16 points for the Blackbirds, who have lost in their first game in each of their six trips to the tournament, including the last three years. Olasewere gave credit to

■ See SENIORS on 16

■ See NCAA on 14

SUNDAY No events scheduled

UPCOMING Sport ....................Start Date Baseball..................March 30 Softball....................March 30 Track and Field.......March 30 Tennis...........................April 1

WHAT’S INSIDE Baseball ................................14 College Basketball................14 Scoreboard ............................15 Television Schedule..............15 Local Sports..........................16


Troy Christian’s Matthew Coots looks to make a pass during the Division IV regional semifinal game in Kettering.

Kansas City was announced Wednesday as the host site for the only advance public screenings of a film chronicling the rise of Jackie Robinson, a nod to the city where the baseball great made his professional debut two years before breaking the major league color barrier.See Page 14.

highest levels of high school basketball and beyond. The Zawadzki name and basketball are so synonymous, in fact, that the youngster is already something of a local celebrity just because of it. “People run into me in public and recognize me, ask me about basketball. It’s pretty crazy,”

■ Boys Basketball


Robinson movie screening in KC


Potential realized Senior class has helped change culture at TC BY COLIN FOSTER Associate Sports Editor Christian Salazar could remember exactly what coach Ray Zawadzki’s message was from Day 1 of his basketball career at Troy Christian. “He said we had the potential if we put our minds to it. That’s what he said to us underclassmen,” Salazar said. “He said our group has the potential to be

TROY something special.” “I can still remember where we were sitting, and I had the parents come in,” Zawadzki recalled. “I told them very simply that I’m going to take your young boys and I’m going to help start to change them into authentic manhood, and along the way, I’m going to teach them how to play basketball.” This group of seniors —

■ National Basketball Association

Streak continues Mercer stuns Tenn. in first round of NIT Travis Smith scored 25 points to match his career high Wednesday as Mercer defeated Tennessee 75-67 in the first round of the NIT. Mercer, the Atlantic Sun regular-season champion, improved to 2-1 this season against Southeastern Conference foes. Mercer lost 58-49 at Georgia on Dec. 18 and won 66-59 at Alabama on Dec. 22. The Bears (24-11) will play at BYU in the second round. See Page 14.

Cavs blow big lead, fall to Heat CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 25 points as the Miami Heat overcame a 27-point deficit in the third quarter and won their 24th straight game, 98-95 over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night to extend the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. The Heat are within nine games of matching the record of

33 consecutive wins held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. James and his teammates have insisted the record isn’t one of their goals, and for more than 30 minutes the defending champions seemed disinterested and on the verge of losing for the first AP PHOTO time since Feb. 1. Miami trailed A fan runs out on the court toward Miami Heat’s LeBron James 67-40 with 7:44 left in the third during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against

■ See CAVALIERS on 14 the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in Cleveland.

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■ National Football League

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NFL passes helmet rule, ends tuck rule PHOENIX (AP) — If it was good enough for football’s greatest running back, NFL owners figure, it should work in the 21st century. Team owners passed a player safety rule Wednesday barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make forcible contact with a defender in the open field. Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney put the change succinctly. “Jim Brown never lowered his head,” he said with a smile. “It can be done.” And according to the rules, it must be done beginning this season. The second significant player safety rule passed this week to help protect defensive players came with much debate. Several coaches and team executives expressed

concern about officiating the new rule, but Commissioner Roger Goodell championed it and it passed 31-1. Cincinnati voted no. On Tuesday, the league took the peel-back block out of the game. The changes were the latest involving safety, and head injuries in particular, with the issue receiving heightened attention amid hundreds of lawsuits filed by former players claiming that the NFL did not do enough to prevent concussions in years past. League officials have defended the NFL’s record and did so again on Wednesday. “I have always thought that player safety has been at the forefront of our discussion for a long, long time,” said Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay, co-

chairman of the competition committee that recommends rule changes. “The game has gotten safer over time. Where we have really focused is on the big hits, the open field hits and hits where players truly can’t defend themselves. In this step that we are taking we are trying to protect the player from himself with respect to this rule.” The tuck rule, one of the most criticized in pro football, was eliminated. Now, if a quarterback loses control of the ball before he has fully protected it after opting not to throw, it is a fumble. The Steelers were the only team to vote against getting rid of the tuck rule. New England and Washington abstained. Peel-back blocks had been legal inside the tackle box,

but now players can’t turn back toward their goal line and block an opponent low from behind anywhere on the field. Video review now will be allowed when a coach challenges a play that he is not allowed to. But the coach will be penalized or lose a timeout, depending on when he threw the challenge flag. That change stems from Houston’s Thanksgiving victory over Detroit in which Lions coach Jim Schwartz challenged a touchdown run by the Texans’ Justin Forsett. Although officials clearly missed Forsett being down by contact before breaking free on the 81-yard run, when Schwartz threw the red flag on a scoring play that automatically is reviewed, the referee could not go to replay.

■ Baseball

‘42’ screening in KC Robinson film showing to help Negro Leagues KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City was announced Wednesday as the host site for the only advance public screenings of a film chronicling the rise of Jackie Robinson, a nod to the city where the baseball great made his professional debut two years before breaking the major league color barrier. Harrison Ford stars as former Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey in the film, “42,” which details Robinson’s Rookie of the Year season in 1947 while combating unabashed racism on and off the diamond. Ford and fellow cast member Andre Holland planned to attend the screenings on April 11 at a movie theater on the city’s north side. Proceeds will benefit the Negro Leagues Museum in Baseball Kansas City, museum president Bob Kendrick said. Although the story of Robinson in Brooklyn is well known, Kendrick said Kansas City also played a prominent role in his early career. Robinson played for the Kansas City Monarchs, a member of the Negro Leagues, in 1945, batting .387 while hitting five home runs and stole 13 bases in 47 games. After a year in the minor leagues, he joined the Dodgers in 1947 and won the inaugural Rookie of the Year award. The film gets its name from Robinson’s uniform No. 42, which is retired throughout baseball and prominently displayed at major league stadiums Kendrick said Robinson’s story “signaled the beginning of what we know as the civil rights movement” and was a source of pride for Kansas City. “This film gives us the


This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in a scene from ‘42’. Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is hosting an advance screening of an upcoming movie about Jackie Robinson. The film chronicles Robinson’s rise from the Negro Leagues’ Kansas City Monarchs in 1945 to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, when he won the inaugural Rookie of the Year award. The film opens nationwide on April 12. opportunity to collectively stick out our chest,” Kendrick said Wednesday at a news conference at the museum. Other than the official premiere in Los Angeles, the movie will be shown only in Kansas City prior to its nationwide opening April 12, which is three days before the 66th anniversary of Robinson’s first game as a Dodger. The Negro Leagues museum is in the midst of a revival after falling on hard times following the death in 2006 of one of its founders, former Kansas City Monarchs star Buck O’Neil. Only blocks from where the Monarchs took the field at Municipal Stadium, the museum sits

adjacent to the American Jazz Museum in the heart of the city’s 18th and Vine District. After nearly being forced to close in 2010 after it started losing money, the museum got a huge boost last year when Kansas City hosted the major league All-Star Game. Kendrick said the exposure “42” brings to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will be as important as the financial windfall from the advance screenings. “We’re often asked here if Jackie Robinson was the best player in the Negro Leagues,” Kendrick said. “No, he wasn’t. He may not have been the best player on our Kansas City Monarchs team. But he

was the right man to break the color barrier. The Overland Park, Kan., financial planning company Waddell & Reed was instrumental in bringing the screenings to Kansas City, taking advantage of its relationship with Legendary Pictures — which along with Warner Bros. Pictures produced the movie — to arrange them. Thomas Butch, executive president of Waddell & Reed, said the $42 tickets include unlimited concessions, two adult drink tickets and a souvenir bag and has a total value of $70. He said “42” is the only movie that will be shown at the BarryWoods 24 complex on the night of the screenings.


Mercer forward Daniel Coursey (52) shoots past Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes during the first half of a first-round NIT college basketball game Wednesday in Knoxville, Tenn.

Mercer stuns Tennessee in NIT 1st round KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Travis Smith scored 25 points to match his career high Wednesday as Mercer defeated Tennessee 75-67 in the first round of the NIT. Mercer, the Atlantic Sun regular-season champion, improved to 2-1 this season against Southeastern Conference foes. Mercer lost 58-49 at Georgia on Dec. 18 and won 66-59 at Alabama on Dec. 22. The Bears (24-11) will play at BYU in the second round. Daniel Coursey scored 15 points and shot 7-of-7 for Mercer. Langston Hall had 16 points and Jakob Gallon added 12. Tennessee (20-13) lacked energy all night and trailed throughout the second half in front of only 4,468 fans at the 21,678Thompson-Boling seat Arena. Providence 75, Charlotte 66 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Vincent Council, the only senior on the Providence roster, scored eight straight points to key a second-half charge that led the Friars to a 75-66 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday night in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament. Providence, winning its first postseason game since

an NIT win in 2003, will host Robert Morris, which upset defending national champion Kentucky the previous night, either Sunday or Monday. If it is Sunday, the Friars will have to move the game to the University of Rhode Island because of the United Cheer and Dance Nationals at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Iowa 68, Indiana State 52 IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa and its successstarved fans have embraced the National Invitation Tournament with unbridled passion and intensity. The Hawkeyes fed off the enthusiasm of a sellout crowd — a rarity for March’s second-biggest tournament — and looked intent on reaching the semifinals at Madison Square Garden. Stony Brook 71, UMass 58 AMHERST, Mass. — Anthony Jackson and Dave Coley scored 20 points each and Stony Brook beat Massachusetts 71-58 in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday night. The seventh-seeded Seawolves (25-7) advanced to the second round of the NIT and will play at Iowa on Friday night.

■ National Basketball Association

Cavs ■ CONTINUED FROM 13 quarter. But behind the irrepressible James, who added 12 rebounds and 10 assists, the Heat inched closer to history by matching the biggest comeback in the NBA this season, according to STATS. Although the Cavs were missing All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao their

top three scorers they pushed Miami to the limit. It wasn’t until James, playing his fourth game back in Cleveland since leaving as a free agent in 2010, made two free throws with 4.7 seconds left that Miami could relax a little. The Cavs had one last chance to tie it, but C.J. Miles was long with a 3pointer in the final second, letting Miami off the hook.

■ College Basketball

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NCAA round of 64 gets underway today

■ CONTINUED FROM 13 JMU’s defense. “(Andre Nation) had five blocks as a guard,” he said softly, referring to the JMU defensive specialist at guard. “Around the rim, he made me struggle.” A.J. Davis, who started in replace of Goins, had 20 points for JMU. Charles Cooke, who hadn’t scored in three of his last four games, added 15 points and Nation added 14 for the Dukes, who were winless in the NCAA tournament since 1983 and hadn’t played in the big dance in 19 years. Goins, JMU’s leading scorer (12.7) and rebounder (7.4), was suspended for the first half following a weekend arrest. Police in Harrisonburg, Va., said they were called to break up a party early Sunday morning and Goins was shouting obscenities at

them. He was not arrested on site, according to the police, for fear the crowd would “turn riotous.” Perri thought the suspension actually worked against his team and in favor of the Dukes. “I was a little concerned with them going small,” he said. “I didn’t like our matchups to start the game because Goins (a wide-body and 6-foot-6) couldn’t play. I actually thought that would have helped us if he did play.” Goins looked out of synch when he did play, but did contribute two big baskets in JMU’s late run. The Blackbirds came in trying to duplicate the success of fellow NEC member Robert Morris, which stunned defending national champion Kentucky 59-57 in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night.

By the Associated Press Brad Stevens is amused by all this talk of parity in the NCAA tournament. The coach who guided little Butler to the national championship game two years in a row wonders why everyone seems to be saying all at once: Hey, there’s some pretty good teams beyond the glamour conferences. Stevens remembers his first basketball job, as Butler’s director of basketball operations in 2001, when the Bulldogs easily won their first-round game as a No. 10 seed. They cruised past Wake Forest, an entry from the mighty Atlantic Coast Conference, after leading 43-10 at halftime. Yep, 43-10! “People at that time called those upsets,”

Stevens said Wednesday. “Now they call it parity.” It’s time to find out just how evenly matched these teams really are. The prelims were wrapping up with two more firstround games in Dayton, plus a glimpse of college basketball’s future with the official unveiling of the new Big East Conference. But, as everyone knows, the tournament really gets started on Thursday. Sixty-four teams. Thirtytwo contests. All going down in an exhilarating and, yes, exhausting two-day mosh pit of hoops. By the time it’s done late Friday, we should have at least some answers to the most pressing questions: Can a 16th-seeded team beat a top-seeded team for the first time? Will the selection committee look smart for inviting so many

of the so-called little guys at the expense of more established programs? Will the refs call more fouls than they did during a low-scoring regular season that often resembled wrestling more than basketball? The only thing we know for sure is there won’t be a repeat champion. Kentucky didn’t even get an invite to the 68-team party. Heck, the Wildcats’ season is already over, snuffed out by Robert Morris a school near Pittsburgh, not some guy known as Bob Morris to his friends in the National Invitation Tournament. Hmm, maybe that’s an indication of what’s to come in the NCAAs, after a season in which no team established itself as a clear-cut favorite. “I think it’s been pretty obvious throughout the

year there’s a lot of parity in basketball,” said Saint Louis forward Dwayne Evans, whose fourth-seeded team opens against No. 13 New Mexico State in San Jose, Calif. “Every day you turn on SportsCenter and you see a bunch of upsets. But I think that provides a lot of exciting college basketball. And, as a team, I think we have a legitimate chance here.” Louisville coach Rick Pitino, whose team was seeded first overall after romping into the tournament on a 10-game winning streak, joined the chorus of those using the P word. In his mind, the constant exodus of one-and-done players from programs such as Kentucky, which essentially has to start over each season, has leveled the playing field more than ever before.


BASEBALL Spring Training Glance All Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Kansas City 18 6 .750 15 6 .714 Baltimore 17 7 .708 Seattle 14 9 .609 Cleveland 14 9 .609 Tampa Bay 14 10 .583 Detroit 13 12 .520 Boston 10 10 .500 Chicago 12 12 .500 Texas 11 12 .478 Minnesota 9 12 .429 Oakland 9 13 .409 Houston New York 10 15 .400 Toronto 9 14 .391 Los Angeles 6 13 .316 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Atlanta 15 11 .577 Colorado 11 10 .524 12 12 .500 Arizona 11 11 .500 St. Louis 11 11 .500 Washington 13 14 .481 San Diego 11 12 .478 Philadelphia 10 11 .476 San Francisco 9 10 .474 New York 12 14 .462 Chicago Miami 10 12 .455 Milwaukee 9 12 .429 Pittsburgh 10 14 .417 Los Angeles 9 14 .391 Cincinnati 8 14 .364 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Tuesday's Games St. Louis 5, Miami 4 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Yankees 1 Tampa Bay 11, Detroit 5 Toronto 10, Houston 6 Baltimore 8, Boston 7 Colorado 7, Kansas City 2 Chicago Cubs 5, Texas 4 Milwaukee 6, L.A. Angels 1 Cincinnati 10, Chicago White Sox 6 L.A. Dodgers 7, Oakland 1 San Diego 6, Arizona 2 Seattle 6, San Francisco 3 Wednesday's Games Washington 7, Miami 5 Baltimore 7, Toronto 5 N.Y. Yankees 4, Boston 0 Atlanta 18, Pittsburgh 9 Arizona 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Kansas City 7, L.A. Dodgers 2 L.A. Angels 6, Cleveland 5 San Francisco (ss) 0, Milwaukee 0, tie, 10 innings San Francisco (ss) 6, San Diego 4 N.Y. Mets 7, Houston 5 Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., ccd., Rain Thursday's Games Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Washington vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Houston vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. N.Y.Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 10:05 p.m.

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 31 23 8 0 46110 81 N.Y. Rangers 29 15 12 2 32 70 70 New Jersey 30 13 11 6 32 74 84 N.Y. Islanders 29 13 13 3 29 86 96 Philadelphia 30 13 16 1 27 81 92 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 29 19 5 5 43 92 73 Montreal Boston 28 19 6 3 41 82 60 30 16 8 6 38 77 65 Ottawa Toronto 30 16 12 2 34 90 85 30 11 15 4 26 79 95 Buffalo Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Winnipeg 30 16 12 2 34 80 86 Carolina 29 15 12 2 32 84 82 Tampa Bay 30 13 16 1 27 98 90 Washington 29 12 16 1 25 79 87 Florida 30 8 16 6 22 74110 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 29 24 2 3 51100 62 St. Louis 29 16 11 2 34 87 83 Detroit 30 14 11 5 33 80 79 Columbus 30 12 12 6 30 68 79 Nashville 30 11 13 6 28 70 81 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 29 17 10 2 36 77 71 Vancouver 29 14 9 6 34 81 82 Edmonton 28 11 11 6 28 69 81 Calgary 27 11 12 4 26 78 91 Colorado 28 10 14 4 24 71 89 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 28 21 3 4 46 95 69 Los Angeles 29 17 10 2 36 88 73 Phoenix 30 13 13 4 30 79 85 San Jose 28 12 10 6 30 67 74 Dallas 28 13 12 3 29 73 84 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday's Games N.Y. Rangers 3, New Jersey 2 Ottawa 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 Florida 4, Carolina 1 Columbus 4, Nashville 3 Buffalo 3, Montreal 2, OT Pittsburgh 2, Washington 1 Winnipeg 3, Boston 1 Vancouver 3, St. Louis 2 Los Angeles 3, Phoenix 2 Wednesday's Games Toronto 4, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 4, Detroit 2 Dallas at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday's Games Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 7 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Calgary at Nashville, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m.



AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Top 12 in Points 1. Bra.Keselowski.............................166 2. D.Earnhardt Jr..............................157 3. J.Johnson.....................................151 4. C.Bowyer......................................128 5. G.Biffle..........................................126 6. D.Hamlin.......................................125 7. K.Kahne .......................................124 8. C.Edwards....................................124 9. P.Menard ......................................118 10. Ky.Busch.....................................115 11. R.Stenhouse Jr..........................115 12. J.Logano ....................................104

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L New York 40 26 .606 — Brooklyn 40 28 .588 1 Boston 36 31 .537 4½ 26 40 .394 14 Philadelphia 26 42 .382 15 Toronto Southeast Division W L Pct GB y-Miami 53 14 .791 — Atlanta 38 30 .559 15½ 23 43 .348 29½ Washington 18 51 .261 36 Orlando 16 52 .235 37½ Charlotte Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 42 26 .618 — 36 30 .545 5 Chicago 34 33 .507 7½ Milwaukee 23 46 .333 19½ Detroit Cleveland 22 46 .324 20 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct GB W L 52 16 .765 — x-San Antonio 46 21 .687 5½ Memphis Houston 37 31 .544 15 Dallas 32 36 .471 20 New Orleans 23 46 .333 29½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB x-Oklahoma City 50 19 .725 — Denver 47 22 .681 3 Utah 34 34 .500 15½ 31 36 .463 18 Portland 23 42 .354 25 Minnesota Pacific Division Pct GB W L 46 22 .676 — L.A. Clippers Golden State 39 31 .557 8 36 33 .522 10½ L.A. Lakers 24 44 .353 22 Sacramento Phoenix 23 45 .338 23 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Tuesday's Games Indiana 95, Orlando 73 Denver 114, Oklahoma City 104 Milwaukee 102, Portland 95 Sacramento 116, L.A. Clippers 101 Wednesday's Games Miami 98, Cleveland 95 Charlotte 107, Toronto 101 New York 106, Orlando 94 Atlanta 98, Milwaukee 90 Brooklyn 113, Dallas 96 Houston 100, Utah 93 Memphis 90, Oklahoma City 89, OT New Orleans 87, Boston 86 San Antonio 104, Golden State 93 Washington at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Portland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Friday's Games New York at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Orlando, 7 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 8 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Boston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Washington at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. NCAA Tournament Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Tuesday, March 19 N.C. A&T 73, Liberty 72 Saint Mary's (Cal) 67, Middle Tennessee 54 Wednesday, March 20 James Madison 68, LIU Brooklyn 55 Boise State (21-10) vs. La Salle (21-9), 9:10 p.m. EAST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 21 At Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky. Butler (26-8) vs. Bucknell (28-5), 12:40 p.m. Marquette (23-8) vs. Davidson (26-7), 30 minutes following At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. UNLV (25-9) vs. California (20-11), 7:27 p.m. Syracuse (26-9) vs. Montana (25-6), 30 minutes following Friday, March 22 At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio N.C. State (24-10) vs. Temple (23-9), 1:40 p.m. Indiana (27-6) vs. LIU Brooklyn-James Madison winner, 30 minutes following At The Frank Erwin Center Austin,Texas Miami (27-6) vs. Pacific (22-12), 2:10 p.m. Illinois (22-12) vs. Colorado (21-11), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday, March 23 At Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky. Marquette-Davidson winner vs. ButlerBucknell winner At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Syracuse-Montana winner vs. UNLVCalifornia winner Sunday, March 24 At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Indiana-James Madison winner vs. N.C. State-Temple winner At The Frank Erwin Center Austin,Texas Miami-Pacific winner vs. IllinoisColorado winner

SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 2 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, practice for Malaysia Grand Prix, at Sepang, Malaysia EXTREME SPORTS 1 p.m. ESPN — X Games, at Tignes, France 7 p.m. ESPN — X Games, at Tignes, France (same-day tape) GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open, first round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (same-day tape) 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational, first round, at Orlando, Fla. 6:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Kia Classic, first round, at Carlsbad, Calif. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 12:30 p.m. TRUTV — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 1:30 p.m. TBS — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 2 p.m. TNT — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 2:30 p.m. CBS — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 3 p.m. TRUTV — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 4 p.m. TBS — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 4:30 p.m. TNT — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 6:45 p.m. TBS — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 7 p.m. CBS — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 7:15 p.m. TNT — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA TRUTV — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 9:15 p.m. TBS — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 9:30 p.m. CBS — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 9:45 p.m. TNT — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA 9:55 p.m. TRUTV — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBA At The Verizon Center Washington Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 28 Brooklyn-James Indiana-LIU Madison-N.C. State-Temple winner vs. Syracuse-Montana-UNLV-California winner Miami-Pacific-Illinois-Colorado winner vs. Marquette-Davidson-ButlerBucknell winner Regional Championship Saturday, March 30 Semifinal winners SOUTH REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 21 At The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan (26-7) vs. South Dakota State (25-9), 7:15 p.m. VCU (26-8) vs. Akron (26-6), 30 minutes following Friday, March 22 At Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia Georgetown (25-6) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (24-10), 6:50 p.m. San Diego State (22-10) vs. Oklahoma (20-11), 30 minutes following At The Sprint Center Kansas City, Mo. North Carolina (24-10) vs. Villanova (20-13), 7:20 p.m. Kansas (29-5) vs. Western Kentucky (20-15), 30 minutes following At The Frank Erwin Center Austin, Texas Florida (26-7) vs. Northwestern State (23-8), 7:27 p.m. UCLA (25-9) vs. Minnesota (20-12), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday, March 23 At The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan-South Dakota State winner vs. VCU-Akron winner Sunday, March 24 At Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia Georgetown-Florida Gulf Coast winner vs. San Diego State-Oklahoma winner At The Sprint Center Kansas City, Mo. Kansas-Western Kentucky winner vs. North Carolina-Villanova winner At The Frank Erwin Center Austin, Texas Florida-Northwestern State winner vs. UCLA-Minnesota winner At Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas Regional Semifinals Friday, March 29 Kansas-Western Kentucky-North Carolina-Villanova winner vs. Michigan-South Dakota State-VCUAkron winner Georgetown-Florida Gulf Coast-San Diego State-Oklahoma winner vs. Florida-Northwestern State-UCLAMinnesota winner Regional Championship Sunday, March 31 Semifinal winners MIDWEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 21 At Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky. Louisville (29-5) vs. N.C. A&T, 6:50 p.m. Colorado State (25-8) vs. Missouri (23-10), 30 minutes following At The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan State (25-8) vs. Valparaiso (26-7), 12:15 p.m Memphis (30-4) vs. Middle Tennessee-Saint Mary's (Cal) winner, 30 minutes following At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Saint Louis (27-6) vs. New Mexico State (24-10), 2:10 p.m. Oklahoma State (24-8) vs. Oregon (26-8), 30 minutes following

Friday, March 22 At Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia Duke (27-5) vs. Albany (N.Y.) (2410), 12:15 p.m. Creighton (27-7) vs. Cincinnati (2211), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday, March 23 At Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky. Louisville-Liberty-N.C. A&T winner vs. Colorado State-Missouri winner At The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan State-Valparaiso winner vs. Memphis-Saint Mary's (Cal) winner At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Saint Louis-New Mexico State winner vs. Oklahoma State-Oregon winner Sunday, March 24 At Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia Duke-Albany (N.Y.) winner vs. Creighton-Cincinnati winner At Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis Regional Semifinals Friday, March 29 Louisville-Liberty-N.C. A&T-Colorado State-Missouri winner vs. Saint LouisNew Mexico State-Oklahoma StateOregon winner (N.Y.)-CreightonDuke-Albany Cincinnati winner vs. Michigan StateVa l p a r a i s o - M e m p h i s - M i d d l e Tennessee-Saint Mary's (Cal) winner Regional Championship Sunday, March 31 Semifinal winners WEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 21 At EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City Pittsburgh (24-8) vs. Wichita State (26-8), 1:40 p.m. Gonzaga (31-2) vs. Southern (23-9), 30 minutes following Arizona (25-7) vs. Belmont (26-6), 7:20 p.m. New Mexico (29-5) vs. Harvard (199), 30 minutes following Friday, March 22 At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Ohio State (26-7) vs. Iona (20-13), 7:15 p.m. Notre Dame (25-9) vs. Iowa State (22-11), 30 minutes following At The Sprint Center Kansas City, Mo. Wisconsin (23-11) vs. Mississippi (26-8), 12:40 p.m. Kansas State (27-7) vs. Boise StateLa Salle winner, 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday, March 23 At EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City Gonzaga-Southern winner vs. Pittsburgh-Wichita State winner New Mexico-Harvard winner vs. Arizona-Belmont winner Sunday, March 24 At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Ohio State-Iona winner vs. Notre Dame-Iowa State winner At The Sprint Center Kansas City, Mo. Kansas State-Boise State-La Salle winner vs. Wisconsin-Mississippi winner At The Staples Center Los Angeles Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 28 Gonzaga-Souther n-PittsburghWichita State winner vs. Kansas StateBoise State-La Salle-WisconsinMississippi winner New Mexico-Harvard-ArizonaBelmont winner vs. Ohio State-IonaNotre Dame-Iowa State winner Regional Championship Saturday, March 30 Semifinal winners

Thursday, March 21, 2013 FINAL FOUR At The Georgia Dome Atlanta National Semifinals Saturday, April 6 Midwest champion vs. West champion, 6 or 8:30 p.m. South champion vs. East champion, 6 or 8:30 p.m. National Championship Monday, April 8 Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. National Invitation Tournament Glance All Times EDT First Round Tuesday, March 19 Maryland 86, Niagara 70 St. John's 63, Saint Joseph's 61 Louisiana Tech 71, Florida State 66 Robert Morris 59, Kentucky 57 Alabama 62, Northeastern 43 Virginia 67, Norfolk State 56 Denver 61, Ohio 57 BYU 90, Washington 79 Stanford 58, Stephen F. Austin 57 Wednesday, March 20 Iowa 68, Indiana State 52 Providence 75, Charlotte 66 Stony Brook 71, Massachusetts 58 Mercer (23-11) at Tennessee (2012), 8 p.m. Long Beach State (19-13) at Baylor (18-14), 9 p.m. Charleston Southern (19-12) at Southern Mississippi (25-9), 9:15 p.m. Detroit (20-12) at Arizona State (2112), 10 p.m. Second Round Thursday, March 21 Denver (22-9) at Maryland (23-12), 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23 Stanford (19-14) at Alabama (2212), Noon Thursday, March 21-Monday, March 25 St. John's (17-15) at Virginia (22-11), TBA Robert Morris (24-10) at Providence (18-14), TBA Detroit-Arizona State winner vs. Long Beach State-Baylor winner, TBA Charleston Southern-Southern Mississippi winner vs. Louisiana Tech (27-6), TBA BYU (22-11) vs. Mercer-Tennessee winner, TBA Iowa (22-12) vs. Kent State (21-13), TBA Quarterfinals Saturday, March 26 or Sunday, March 27 Robert Morris-Providence winner vs. Detroit-Arizona State-Long Beach State-Baylor winner, TBA Southern-Southern Charleston Mississippi-Louisiana Tech winner vs. BYU-Mercer-Tennessee winner, TBA Alabama-Stanford winner vs. Denver-Maryland winner, TBA Virginia-St. John's winner vs. Iowa_Stony Brook, TBA At Madison Square Garden New York Semifinals Tuesday, April 2 Semifinal, 7 p.m. Semifinal, 9:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 4 Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Glance All Times EDT OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Columbus, Ohio Oklahoma (22-10) vs. Central Michigan (21-11), 12:10 p.m. UCLA (25-7) vs. Stetson (24-8), 30 minutes following Knoxville, Tenn. Syracuse (24-7) vs. Creighton (247), 11:20 a.m. Tennessee (24-7) vs. Oral Roberts (18-12), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 24 Waco, Texas Florida State (22-9) vs. Princeton (22-6), 5:10 p.m. Baylor (32-1) vs. Prairie View (1714), 30 minutes following Louisville, Ky. Purdue (24-8) vs. Liberty (27-6), 12:10 p.m. Louisville (24-8) vs. Middle Tennessee (25-7), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 25 Columbus, Ohio Oklahoma-Central Michigan winner vs. UCLA-Stetson winner, TBA Knoxville, Tenn. Syracuse-Creighton winner vs. Tennessee-Oral Roberts winnere, TBA Tuesday, March 26 Waco, Texas Florida St.-Princeton winner vs. Baylor-Prairie View winner, TBA Louisville, Ky. Purdue-Liberty winner vs. LouisvilleMiddle Tennessee winner, TBA Regional Semifinals Oklahoma City Sunday, March 31 Florida St.-Princeton-Baylor-Prairie View winner vs. Purdue-Liberty-LouisvilleMiddle Tennessee winner, TBA Oklahoma-Central Michigan-UCLAStetson winner, vs. Syracuse-CreightonTennessee-Oral Roberts winnere, TBA Tuesday, April 2 Regional Championship Semifinal winners, TBA SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Spokane,Wash. Iowa State (23-8) vs. Gonzaga (27-5), 4:15 p.m. Georgia (25-6) vs. Montana (23-7), 30 minutes following Lubbock,Texas California (28-3) vs. Fresno State (248), 4:30 p.m. Texas Tech (21-10) vs. South Florida (21-10), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 24 Stanford, Calif. Stanford (31-2) vs. Tulsa (16-16), 5:20 p.m. Michigan (21-10) vs. Villanova (21-10), 30 minutes following Baton Rouge, La. Penn State (25-5) vs. Cal Poly (21-10), 5:10 p.m. LSU (20-11) vs. Green Bay (29-2), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 25 Spokane,Wash. Iowa State-Gonzaga winner vs. Georgia-Montana winner, TBA Lubbock,Texas California-Fresno State winner vs.Texas Tech-South Florida winner, TBA Tuesday, March 26


Stanford, Calif. Stanford-Tulsa winner vs. MichiganVillanova winner, TBA Baton Rouge, La. Penn State-Cal Poly winner vs. LSUGreen Bay winner, TBA Regional Semifinals Spokane,Wash. Saturday, March 30 Stanford-Tulsa-Michigan-Villanova winner vs. Iowa State-Gonzaga-GeorgiaMontana winner, TBA California-Fresno State-Texas TechSouth Florida winner vs. Penn State-Cal Poly winner vs. LSU-Green Bay winner, TBA Regional Championship Monday, April 1 Semifinal winners, TBA NORFOLK REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Boulder, Colo. South Carolina (24-7) vs. South Dakota State (25-7), 4:10 p.m. Colorado (25-6) vs. Kansas (18-13), 30 minutes following College Station,Texas Texas A&M (24-9) vs.Wichita State (249), 4:05 p.m. Nebraska (23-8) vs. Chattanooga (293), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 24 Iowa City Notre Dame (31-1) vs. UT-Martin (1914), 5:05 p.m. Miami (21-10) vs. Iowa (20-12), 30 minutes following Durham, N.C. Duke (30-2) vs. Hampton (28-5), 12:05 p.m. Oklahoma State (21-10) vs. DePaul (21-11), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 25 Boulder, Colo. South Carolina-South Dakota State winner vs. Colorado-Kansas winner, TBA College Station,Texas Texas A&M-Wichita State winner vs. Nebraska-Chattanooga winner, TBA Tuesday, March 26 Iowa City Notre Dame-UT-Martin winner vs. Miami-Iowa winner, TBA Durham, N.C. Duke-Hampton winner vs. Oklahoma State-DePaul winner, TBA Regional Semifinals Norfolk,Va. Sunday, March 31 Notre Dame-UT Martin-Miami-Iowa winner vs. South Carolina-South Dakota State-Colorado-Kansas winner, TBA StateDuke-Hampton-Oklahoma DePaul winner vs. Texas A&M-Wichita State-Nebraska-Chattanooga winner, TBA Regional Championship Tuesday, April 2 Semifinal winners, TBA BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Storrs, Conn. Vanderbilt (20-11) vs. Saint Joseph's (23-8), 11:05 a.m. Connecticut (29-4) vs. Idaho (17-15), 30 minutes following College Park, Md. Maryland (24-7) vs. Quinnipiac (30-2), 11:15 a.m. Michigan State (24-8) vs. Marist (266), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 24 Newark, Del. Delaware (30-3) vs. West Virginia (1713), 12:15 p.m. North Carolina (28-6) vs. Albany (NY) (27-3), 30 minutes following Queens, N.Y. Kentucky (27-5) vs. Navy (21-11), 12:05 p.m. Dayton (27-2) vs. St. John's (18-12), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 25 Storrs, Conn. Vanderbilt-Saint Joseph's winner vs. Connecticut-Idaho winner, TBA College Park, Md. Maryland-Quinnipiac winner vs. Michigan State-Marist winner, TBA Tuesday, March 26 Newark, Del. Delaware-West Virginia winner vs. North Carolina-Albany (NY) winner, TBA Queens, N.Y. Kentucky-Navy winner vs. Dayton-St. John's winner, TBA Regional Semifinals Bridgeport, Conn. Saturday, March 30 Vanderbilt-Saint Joseph'sConnecticut-Idaho winner vs. MarylandQuinnipiac- Michigan State-Marist winner, TBA Delaware-West Virginia-North Carolina-Albany (NY) winner vs. Kentucky-Navy-Dayton-St. John's winner, TBA Regional Championship Monday, April 1 Semifinal winners, TBA FINAL FOUR At New Orleans Arena New Orleans National Semifinals Sunday, April 7 Oklahoma City champion vs. Spokane champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m. Norfolk champion vs. Bridgeport champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m. National Championship Tuesday, April 9 Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m. 2013 Ohio Boys State Basketball Tournament Schedule All games will be played at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus Thursday, March 21 Semifinals Division III Ironton vs. Ottawa-Glandorf (10:45 a.m.) Versailles vs. Leavittsburg LaBrae (2:00 p.m.) Division II Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary vs. Vincent Warren (5:15 p.m.) Kettering Archbishop Alter vs. Columbus Bishop Watterson (8:30 p.m.) Friday, March 22 Semifinals Division IV Troy Christian vs. Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph (10:45 a.m.) Leipsic vs. Lancaster Fairfield Christian (2 p.m.) Division I Mentor vs. Columbus Northland (5:15 p.m.) Cincinnati Walnut Hills vs. Toledo Rogers (8:30 p.m.) Saturday, March 23 - Championship Finals Division III (10:30 a.m.) Division II (1:30 p.m.) Division IV (4:30 p.m.) Division I (8:30 p.m.)


Thursday, March 21, 2013


■ College Sports

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Butler, Creighton, Xavier join Big East NEW YORK (AP) — The breakaway basketball schools kept the Big East name and the conference tournament in Madison Square Garden. In return, they left behind tens of millions of dollars to the football members. That was easy to do with a lucrative television con-

tract awaiting. The new Big East launched as a 10-member league Wednesday with the additions of Butler, Creighton and Xavier and a 12-year deal with Fox. The agreement is worth about $500 million with the possibility of increasing to $600 million were the league to

add more members, according to a person with knowledge of the details. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the value of the agreement was not made public. The so-called Catholic 7 schools completed their exit from the Big East earlier this month. They’ll start

play with their three new colleagues in the fall. Providence’s president, the Rev. Brian Shanley, was a student at the college when its athletic director, Dave Gavitt, spearheaded the creation of the Big East in 1979. The conference’s name was proposed by his father’s marketing firm.

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Zawadzki ■ CONTINUED FROM 13 Grant Zawadzki said. His answer at the moment to those questions? We’re going to state. The Troy Christian Eagles won their 18th consecutive game Friday night, with Grant Zawadzki’s free throws with three seconds left breaking up a tie game and giving the Eagles a 51-49 victory in the Division IV regional championship game against Delphos St. John’s — propelling Troy Christian into its first-ever state tournament in boys basketball. But not the Zawadzki family’s first. “My grandpa played at state when he was in high school. I actually did not know that until this weekend,” Grant Zawadzki said. And beyond playing at state, Ray Zawadzki Sr. coached varsity at nearby Butler High School for 36 seasons, piling up 515 career victories — something his son and current Troy Christian varsity coach Ray Zawadzki Jr. knows all about. “I played for my dad at Butler from 1979-81, then I was his assistant for 10 years,” Ray Zawadzki said. “As a ballboy, though, I could go through the whole history of Butler basketball under my dad. “Actually, it’s ironic — in 1979, he took me to my first state tournament, where I watched Clark Kellogg score 51 points for Cleveland Villa-Angela St. Joseph … and lose.” Ironic because now his Eagles face that same Vikings team in the state semifinal round at 10:45 a.m. Friday at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. But for the Zawadzkis, basketball is just life. “I was born into a family that loves basketball,” Ray Zawadzki said. “It’s a way of life for us. And when you take that love and combine it with my other passion — making an impact on youths — I’ve been able to mentor hundreds of athletes thanks to basketball.”



Troy Christian’s Grant Zawadzki goes up for a layup during the Division IV regional final game Friday in Kettering. Including his son Kellen Zawadzki, who played on Tippecanoe’s regional tournament teams. “I was an assistant under coach Matt Pond at Tippecanoe, and we had three wonderful years where we went a combined 69-5 from 2004-07,” Ray Zawadzki said. “It was a special group, and my son Kellen got to continue his basketball career in college, also.” And, just like his father, Grant Zawadzki learned a lot as a ball boy for those Red Devil teams. “I’ve been around some of the best teams in the area, and I understand how hard it is to get to this level and how once-in-alifetime it is,” Grant Zawadzki said. “I was the ball boy for Tipp’s back-toback 20-0 teams, and I felt like I was a part of that family. Every time they lost, it was hard on me, too. When they lost in four overtimes to New Albany (in the regional semifinal), the locker room after was terrible. Everyone was crushed. I’ve been hopeful that I don’t have to experience that this year.” And in fact, one of the lessons learned during the

Devils’ second regional run helped the Eagles out this season. During the regular season, the Devils dominated Dunbar — and then eventually faced the Wolverines in the regional semifinal, where Dunbar won the rematch. The last time the Eagles lost this year was at Tri-Village — the No. 1 team in the state, which entered the regional semifinal matchup with an undefeated record. Troy Christian made the clutch plays late, though, and defeated the Patriots in overtime. “That’s a lot of what we said before the second TriVillage game — maybe it was the best thing that could have happened to us,” Grant Zawadzki said. “We play a regular season game at their place, and they barbecue us. Then we play them in the regional, and they think they’re going to walk through us just like last time. It’s almost exactly what happened with Tipp-Dunbar.” To this point in Grant Zawadzki’s high school career, he and his brother Kellen have played on teams with a combined

112-13 record. But it’s not just playing basketball that runs in the family, too. Ray Sr. and Ray Jr. have already shown their coaching ability, and Kellen is coaching at CCU, as well. “It was fun coaching my son Kellen as an assistant,” Ray Zawadzki said. “I didn’t have as much stress as when my dad was coaching me. And because I played for my dad and coached Kellen, I want to make sure Grant is treated fairly.” Which sometimes means telling Grant that he isn’t a coach … yet. “It’s the job of the point guard to be vocal and be a leader,” Grant Zawadzki said with a smile. “But I have crossed that line a couple times … and Dad’s had to knock me down a couple notches. But right now, I know I would like to be a coach in the future, too. “When I was a kid, I got to choose whatever I wanted to do. But I loved basketball. God, family, basketball — in that order. It’s more than a game to us. It’s pretty much life.” After all, it’s in the blood.

Can Brittney Griner save the WNBA? BY TIM DAHLBERG Ap Sports Columnist The hours spent pouring over the brackets were probably a waste because no one knows just how good Gonzaga is, or whether Kansas really does have its act together. That’s the beauty of the NCAA men’s tournament, where this year there are more questions than ever about which schools are pretenders and which are contenders. Even the wise guys in Vegas don’t really seem to know, with seven teams including Kansas and Gonzaga all listed at 12-1 or better to win the national title. There’s no such debate on the women’s side. Brittney Griner and her Baylor teammates are pretty much locks to be cutting down the nets in New Orleans on a second straight national title. Critics will say that’s part of what is wrong with women’s basketball on the college level. Schools like Tennessee, Connecticut and now Baylor can reign for years if they manage to land the right player. Basketball purists who enjoy the women’s game and, yes, they’re out there will argue that’s just fine. They’ve had the privilege for the last four years of watching the most dominant player in college, the first woman, perhaps, who can sell tickets just by showing up. You’ve seen her on the highlight shows, where she gets an uncommon amount of attention for the simple reason that she can dunk. That separates her from almost every female player before her, but it sells the 6-foot-8 Griner short. Just ask one of her admirers. “It’s not like she’s just catching and laying it or dunking every time,” LeBron James said. “She’s shooting turnaround jumpers. She’s drop-stepping over her left shoulder, right shoulder, shooting jumpers. She’s got a fade away jumper. And she’s dunking the ball too. She’s great.” That’s what makes a lot of people in the WNBA salivate when they hear

Griner’s name. It’s a foregone conclusion she’ll be the No. 1 pick of the Phoenix Mercury in the draft on April 15. More importantly, she could be the one player who can get non-believers to tune in. And that would be welcome news for a league that, approaching its 17th season, still struggles to win eyeballs. “Somebody like Brittney we haven’t seen,” said Mercury vice president Ann Meyers Drysdale. “Certainly she’s going to change the dynamic of the game.” Already the league has changed is rules in anticipation of her arrival. No one came out and said that a new 3-second rule for clogging the lane on defense was instituted for the upcoming season with Griner in mind, but after playing 16 years without it, the timing certainly is suspicious, at best. The Mercury will surely use the No. 1 pick on Griner, though Drysdale is quick to say the team has not formally said who it is taking. She would join Diana Taurasi, on a Phoenix team that would immediately be a title favorite. Right now, though, there’s still a little more college work to be done. Baylor opens defense of its title Sunday night at home against Prairie View, and the competition will get tougher as the tournament goes on. When you’re 72-1 over the last two seasons, though, it doesn’t matter who you play. Especially not when your center can score from anywhere within 15 feet, isn’t afraid to dish out assists to teammates, and has averaged 5.1 blocks a game over her career. If there’s one knock on Griner it’s that she’s not a great rebounder. But that should come as she adapts to the faster and more physical pro game, both in the WNBA and overseas during the offseason. “She’s young and going to get better,” Drysdale said. “She will get stronger, her footwork will get better and her shot selection will change as she understands the game better.”

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Seniors ■ CONTINUED FROM 13 and won the Metro Buckeye Conference title with a record of 11-1. Things continued to get better after that. Scott joined the mix last season as the Eagles finished with another MBC title, before winning it again this year with an undefeated record in conference play. During those three years, the Eagles had a 34-2 record in conference play. The seniors have witnessed first-hand the growth in popularity of basketball at Troy Christian. What has come to be known as ‘Eagle Nation’ has grown during that time. Kids from several different schools sit in the Troy Christian student section on a regular basis, and basketball junkies from all over the southwest region have witnessed their climb to state. Troy Christian High School has played host to many big games during that time. Prior to games this season, fans witnessed arguably one of the best starting lineup introductions in the state. The lights shut off, a video montage of STAFF FILE PHOTO/COLIN FOSTER the players launches on the Troy Christian senior Nathan Kirkpatrick hits a 3- big screen, the spotlight pointer against Delphos Friday night in Kettering. shines as the Eagle five are


Troy Christian senior Christian Salazar (middle) battles for a loose ball against Tri-Village. introduced — the high school basketball equivalent to the Chicago Bulls intro in the 1990’s. “A few years ago we had not even half as many kids coming to our games. Now we’ve got the full school support and the community,” Coots said. The five starters from the 2007 Tippecanoe basketball team sat closely behind the Troy Christian bench in support at the regional title Friday night. Zawadzki was an assistant under Matt

Pond that year as the Red Devils made it all the way to the regional semifinal before stumbling to Dunbar. “Coaching isn’t just winning and losing, it’s about building relationships and impacting kids for the future, and I take it very seriously,” Zawadzki said. “I had Butler Nation, Butler people texting me, saying ‘We love the Eagle Nation, Butler Nation is behind you’ — and it’s just a lot. “You don’t coach for the pay. You coach to impact youth. To see them still locked in and supporting us, it means a lot. I try to win for those guys, because that was their dream, and these kids are getting to live that.” The Eagles have a chance to do something special this weekend in Columbus. If they can win the Division IV state title, it would give the school two state titles in the winter season. The Eagles wrestling team won the Division III state championship less than a month ago. “That would be a special moment. It would really make a name for people who doubt Troy Christian athletics, who think it’s weak sauce in a way,” Salazar said. “I feel like it would be

proving all the doubters wrong who said that we could never amount to this potential we have.” That potential was fully realized against Delphos on Friday night, when all of the seniors contributed — highlighted by Kirkpatrick’s 15 points and Salazar’s 14 — as Eagles landed themselves in the state semifinal round. Kirkpatrick scored nine of his points during a thirdquarter run that saw the Eagles erase what had been a 10-point deficit, then Salazar hit a pair of clutch buckets early in the fourth quarter that gave Troy Christian a five-point lead. “My seniors had monster games,” Ray Zawadzki said. “I could not have even scripted it better any for them — I mean they came up huge. “I’ve coached for a lot of years, and there’s a lot of times the seniors tanked it because they get nervous like it’s their last game. These kids fought like they were not going to be denied, and that’s a great quality that they have passed down to the junior and sophomore classes.” And that quality will be tested once again at 10:45 a.m. Friday in Columbus.


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