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A bridge not-too far Adams St. to open Monday BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer

Purpose and productivity

Troy residents will likely be breathing a collective sigh of relief Monday when the Adams Street Bridge

It’s a “purpose driven life” for the employees of RT Industries, as well as the community they serve. In honor of National Disability Employment awareness month, RT Industries Operations Manager Sharon Emerick opened the doors of the facility to showcase the hard work RT Industries employees do on a daily basis.

opens, following 16 months of construction to replace the ailing structure. The dedication ceremony kicks off at 10 a.m. on the levee by the north end of the bridge, with opening remarks from Miami County Engineer Paul Huelskamp, who said the bridge will provide nothing but a “positive impact for the city of Troy.” Mayor Mike Beamish said the new structure is a definite improvement in

TROY terms of transportation, public health, safety and aesthetics. The bridge includes a 12-foot-wide bike path and 5-foot-wide sidewalk, which are raised about a half foot taller than the roadway to ensure safety. Vehicular lanes are 24foot-wide. “I, among the many thousands in Miami County and beyond, are

Concerts have big economic impact

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BEIRUT (AP) The U.S. and regional allies are closely monitoring Syria’s chemical weapons caught in the midst of a raging civil war but options for securing the toxic agents stuffed into shells, bombs and missiles are fraught with risk.

Late 1970s and early ’80s band Styx may have already “sailed away” with a great performance Saturday, but the lasting economic impact of Hobart Arena’s packed entertainment calendar is music to the ears of local businesses. According to Ken Siler, Hobart Arena and Troy STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER Recreation Department director, events such as Classic rock band Styx from left Ricky Phillips, James “JY”Young and Tommy Shaw concerts and other enter- perform “Grand Illusion” at Hobart Arena Saturday in Troy. tainment acts boost sales at local restaurant and hotel businesses in Troy with not only local support, but from around the country and even Canada.

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“This lineup is one of the best we’ve had here in decades,” Siler said, noting Hobart Arena has hosted Elvis Presley, Lawrence Welk and other acts in the arena’s history. Fast forward six decades later, names such as Toby Mac, Luke Bryan and upcoming performances by Jake Owen, Josh Turner and Terry Fator will be part of Hobart’s celebrity performers to entertain not only Miami County residents, but people from around the country. “We are finding more people from large geographical area coming to Troy for Hobart’s events,” Siler said. “They are eating in our restaurants and staying in our hotels and that makes a big impact on the local economy.” Siler said some ticket holders have come as far as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan to see their favorite performers. In 2010-2011, the ticket buyers included seven sales from Alabama, three from New Jersey, 44 from Michigan, four from California and 11 sales came from Canada. “That’s just amazing,” • See ECONOMIC on A2

Classic rock band plays Hobart Arena BY JIM DAVIS Staff Writer Classic rock band Styx had never graced the stage at Hobart Arena before Saturday, so Tommy Shaw and his bandmates were bound and determined to make their Troy debut a memorable one. By the end of the night, the Chicago-based band pretty much had that accomplished for a small but boisterous crowd at Hobart Arena. The band rolled out a 16song set that included some of its biggest hits; keyboard player Lawrence Gowan paid tribute to the arena’s hockey history by tossing a cracked tooth into the crowd, and original bass player and co-founder of Styx Chuck Panozzo joined the band on stage late in the show. “We’re not going to forget tonight, and we’re going to see if we can make sure of that,” longtime guitarist Tommy Shaw said mid-way through the 90-minute show. For many in the crowd of 1,700 at Hobart, attending the Styx concert — which was co-presented by Hobart

Arena and the I-75 Newspaper Group — brought back memories of earlier shows by the band, which formed in the early 1970s. “I grew up listening to them … ever since junior high,” said Dan Vandervort of Centerville, who got tickets when his sister told him the band would be coming to Troy. “(Their music) takes me back to the time of when I was growing up. (Former lead singer) Dennis DeYoung and Tommy Shaw were both just incredible.” Troy resident Don Roush, who attended the show with his wife, Therese, and his brother, Hank, said he’s followed the band for years and was glad to get a chance to see Styx in his hometown. “I’ve been a Styx fan forever,” he said, noting that “Come Sail Away” and “Babe” are his favorites. “Their music is so diverse. They can go from one extreme to another, and it’s amazing how they do that. They’re such a multidimensional band.” “We come to just about every concert we can come to to here at Hobart,” he continued, adding that he’s also attended non-musical

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TROY events at the arena. “It’s just great how they can bring all of these different things to the community.” After opening the show with “Blue Collar Man,” Styx — which, in addition to Shaw, includes original guitarist James “JY” Young, Gowan on keyboards, Ricky Phillips on bass and Todd Sucherman on drums — launched into a parade of classic songs that helped make the band a radio staple during the 1970s and 80s. Prior to closing the show, the band charged through a variety of songs that featured some of the searing guitar solos — including “Castle Walls” and “Renegade” — that helped form the band’s identity. Some of the night’s biggest cheers came toward the end of the show when Panozzo — who has been battling health issues in recent years — joined his bandmates onstage for “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man).” Panozzo strolled out to center stage and soaked up the applause during the song, which was one of Styx’ biggest singles from the “Grand Illusion” album. For upcoming tour dates or more information about Styx, visit the band’s website at

The first time’s the charm for Sidney home cook Tom Accuntius. Citing its versatility in centering a meal and its ingredients from local farms, judges of the I-75 Newspaper Group Harvest-Holiday Cookbook Cook-off awarded top honors Saturday to his Turkey Ribs with Honey MustardGlazed Sweet Potatoes.

SIDNEY Accuntius took home the grand prize, a KitchenAid® stand mixer from the manufacturer’s White Ultra Power Plus Series. The prize was provided by KitchenAid Experience® Retail Center in Greenville. Accuntius had never entered a recipe contest before. Kim Frederick, of Sidney, a cook at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney; James Patten, of Piqua, kitchen manager at The Bridge in Sidney; and James Wagner, head chef at Le Doux in Troy, tastetested 27 semi-finalist dishes in nine categories before selecting the Main Dish category winner for the grand champion. • See COOK-OFF on A2

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over the bridge,” the mayor said, adding that encouraging residents to bike or walk is always a plus. Speaking at the ribbon cutting and ceremonial first crossing of the bridge will be Huelskamp, former Miami County Engineer Douglas L. Christian, ODOT District 7 Deputy Director Randy Chevalley and Miami County Commissioners President John W. O’Brien. • See BRIDGE on A2

anxiously anticipating the opening of the Adams Street Bridge,” said Mayor Mike Beamish. “To me, it will be a treasure in itself and a landmark for future generations to enjoy.” Beyond improving mobility, the bridge is also a “beautiful aesthetic treasure” for Troy, Beamish said. “For those who want to take a picturesque view of what I call the river corridor, they can take a stop

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Cook-Off • CONTINUED FROM A1 “It was a hard decision to make,” Patten said in presenting the award. “Everything was very good.” Other category prizewinners were Nichole Schaffer, of Quincy, for her Savory Tomato Bacon Pie in the Veggies and Sides category; Roger Fulk, of Sidney, for his Saltine Cracker Bars in the Holiday Traditions category; Linda Hickman, of Sidney, for her Pumpkin Smoothie in the Breakfast Club category; Mia Stallard, 8, for her Turtle Cheesecake Balls in the Kids in the Kitchen category; Joyce Platfoot, of Wapakoneta, for her Toffee Brownie Trifle in the

Desserts category; Jackie Thoma, of Sidney, for her Chili with Corn Dumplings in the Soups, Stews and Chili category; Crystal Caudill, of DeGraff, for her Cashew Chicken Piadinis in the Party Pleasers and Appetizers category; and Carol Leckey, of Sidney, for her Baked Orange Roughy in the Seafood category. The 27 semi-finalists had been selected from among 299 entries, which area cooks had submitted to the Sidney Daily News, Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call. They all prepared their dishes at home and presented them during the cook-off at the Crossroads in Hardin. Accuntius worked for almost a week to perfect

his winning entry. “I made this dish on Tuesday and was still tweaking it,” he said. “I was happy with the results, so I was ready.” Semi-finalists and their guests enjoyed sampling all the dishes and winning door prizes throughout the event. Each contestant won a cookbook as a door prize and all attendees received gift bags as favors. Prizes for the category winners were donated by Ron & Nita’s in Sidney, Readmore Hallmark in Piqua, Chaney’s Nursery in Troy, Area Wireless in Sidney, Ulbrich’s in Piqua, Troy and Sidney, Interiors By Alice in Sidney, Heartland of Piqua, Walmart in Sidney, Allison Custom Jewelry and

Repair in Sidney and CR Design in Sidney. Door prize and gift bag items were donated by Twinings, Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association, Emerson Climate Technologies, Winans Chocolates and Coffees, Minster Bank, Sonic, Health Partners Free Clinic, Chase Bank, Ohio Soybean Council, Mama Rosa’s, Wilson Memorial Hospital, Ohio Pork Producers Council, King, Shelby Burger County Liberty Group, Edison Community College, U.S. Army, Sock and Buskin Community Theater, Gateway Arts Council, McDonalds,

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BOSTON (AP) — The pharmacy linked to the nation’s deadly outbreak of meningitis is owned by two brothers-in-law who brought different but complementary skills to the venture: One’s a pharmacist, the other a risk-taking businessman who made his mark recycling old computers, fishing rope and mattresses. Now the New England Compounding Center and its practices are under scrutiny as investigators try to determine how a steroid solution supplied by the pharmacy apparently became contaminated with a fungus. The drug has sickened nearly 200 people in 12 states, killing 15. Most of the patients had received spinal injections of the steroid for back pain. NECC was founded in 1998 by Barry Cadden and Gregory Conigliaro as a compounding pharmacy, a laboratory that custommixes solution, creams and other medicines in dosages and forms that often are unavailable from pharmaceutical companies. Cadden, who is married to Conigliaro’s sister, Lisa, had the medical know-how behind NECC, earning a pharmacy degree from the

University of Rhode Island. In a 2002 newsletter, he wrote that compounding rebounded, after had falling off when pharmaceutical companies began manufacturing drugs in the 1950s and ’60s, and could help patients with painful conditions that demand “novel approaches.” Cadden, 45, backed his belief in compounding with a 2005 donation of between $2,500 and $5,000 to the legal defense fund of the International Academy of C o m p o u n d i n g Pharmacists. The group wrote in a 2009 brochure: “To continue to champion the cause of pharmacy compounding and contend with entities such as FDA, we must not only be equipped with fighting words, but fighting dollars as well.” Conigliaro, 46, is a Tufts University-educated engineer and a member of the Air National Guard, from which he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2007. He started Conigliaro Industries in 1991. The company contended that pretty much anything could be recycled, and it did so in creative ways. Conigliaro and his father, also an engineer,

developed Boston’s Best Patch, a pothole-filling mix that included the plastic housing from discarded computers. The company’s Plas Crete Wall Blocks combine cement, sand, water and recycled plastic. Conigliaro Industries also boasts that it figured out how to recycle up to 90 percent of a discarded mattress. And when regulators ordered that lobster traps be fitted with ropes that sink to the bottom so that endangered whales would not become entangled, Conigliaro took the discarded plastic lines and resold them to recycling plants, according to the National Oceanic and A t m o s p h e r i c Administration. (Cadden’s wife is also an entrepreneur, having received a patent in 2002 for a “pillow feeding sleeve” to aid breastfeeding mothers by lifting their babies’ heads.) Conigliaro’s success at the recycling company was repeated at the compounding pharmacy, and in 2006, the partners started another pharmacy, Ameridose, which would eventually report annual revenue of $100 million more than 10 times NECC’s.


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Siler said of the geographic range of ticket buyers. “It’s happening more often. Whether they are here visiting family and attending our events or they are die-hard fans coming just for our shows, people are coming to these events, they are staying here in Troy, eating in the restaurants and that benefits everyone.” According to Holiday Inn Express manage Kristen Gray, one family from New Jersey stayed at the hotel to specifically see Christian music performer Toby Mac. Gray said the hotel since booked more rooms for upcoming acts like Jake Owen on Oct. 27 and Josh Turner on Nov. 16 from as far away as West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. Gray said this year’s lineup has so far booked more rooms than last year and the feedback — and revenue — has been positive. “These concerts are benefiting us in a huge way,” Gray said, noting she has booked more rooms for the two upcoming country music artists so far compared to last fall’s performers. “These events, plus the hockey tournaments, the cheerleading competitions and skating events, have been tremendous for us.” Local restaurants also are seeing a boost in sales before and after events. “We do see some impact, especially before and after concerts,” said Kelly Gressett, general manager of Troy’s Buffalo Wild Wings. Gressett, who even admitted she’d like to see the 1980s band “Heart” come to Hobart Arena, said business is booming for the restaurant during Hobart Arena events. “We schedule for it, putting additional servers earlier in the day and order extra product to make sure we have everything on hand,” she said.



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Within walking distance of Hobart, downtown Troy’s Submarine House also sees a huge spike in sales before and after events such as concerts. “The events work well for us because it brings in a lot of people who just stop in,” said Submarine House coowner Robin McGrath. “It’s a good economic boost. We sell a lot of beer before and after and we have plenty of parking so people can walk over to the event. We do really well.” Gressett said concerts have been a big hit at the sports bar, but family-centered events like Silver Sticks hockey tournament and cheerleading events also have been rewarding. “When they have families, we see them come in and eat before or after they are done for the day. We definitely can say it has had an impact on us,” McGrath said. “We talk to a lot of out of town people who are coming just for the events we have here and that’s great. We have dollar drafts on Saturdays so they come, have a drink, walk to the arena and around downtown and they feel safe. “ Siler also said concession sales, run by the Troy American Legion Post 43 baseball team, see a boost in the non-profit margins, which benefit the local community as well. “They were here in the arena and need a snack or a pop and that helps a local non-profit and the people they serve as well,” Siler said. Siler said the success of the events is thanks to the support of local restaurants and business and his staff that makes sure the show — no matter what type of event — is enjoyable for everyone. “It’s a smaller venue but it’s more accessible – you feel closer to the performance than you would at a larger venue and people have really liked that,” Siler said. For a list of upcoming events, ticket availability and updates at Hobart Arena, visit

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more information, call (937) 440-4906. TUESDAY • OUR STORY: The Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Piqua Library. The program, “Tippecanoe — Our Story,” will be presented by local author Susan Furlong and Tippecanoe Historical Society President Peg Hadden. The program is free and open to the public. • PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY: Get practical advice on protecting your identity and planning your finances at 2 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. A representative from the Graceworks Lutheran Services, Consumer Credit Counseling Services will go over some of the precautions to take to avoid identity theft. Call 339-0502 to register in advance. • TEAM MEETING: The Relay For Life 2013 team meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Mall, Piqua. Everyone is invited to come learn about the Relay For Life of Miami County. Find out what this year’s theme will be and how you can join the fight against cancer. Contact or leave a message at (937) 524- 2214 for more information. • CHARITY RAFFLE: A charity ticket raffle will be held at the Amerrican Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City. Vendors donate products to this event for a Chinese raffle. Doors open at 6 p.m. for viewing of auction items and seating. Admission is $2. All proceeds from the auction goes to a charity. Food will be available from the American Legion Post for purchase. • GUEST SPEAKER: The Stillwater Civil War Roundtable will present publisher Andy Turner, a lifelong student of the Civil War at 7 p.m. the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. His subject is the right wing at Gettysburg on the second day. For 15 years he has been editor of The Gettysburg Magazine, and owner and publisher for the last five years. Civic agendas • The Concord Township Trustees will meet at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy. • Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill. WEDNESDAY • SPIDER SENSES: The Homeschool Nature Club at Brukner Nature Center will present Spider Senses from 2-4 p.m. at the center. Participants are invited to come along as staff investigate spiders and their “spidy senses.” The fee is $2.50 for member and $5 for nonmembers. • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. Richard Bender, executive director of the United Way of Troy will speak about the campaign and Nicole Hanes, director of the Troy Rec, will speak about the United Way’s impact on local nonprofits. For more information, contact Donn Craig, vice president, at (937) 418-1888. • CHESS, CHECKERS AND FUN!: Students in grades second through eighth

OCT. 19-20 • ENCHANTED FOREST: The nonscary program for the entire family will be offered from 6-8:30 p.m. at Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton. Events will include wanding through the Farm Discovery Center and taking pictures with animal creatures, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, face painting, singing animated songs and a stroll down the luminary-lit trail with guides. The first 75 families who attend each evening will receive a free sunflower bird feeder. Admission is $6 per adult and $4 per child (ages 3-13). Ages 2 and under are free. OCT. 19 • POT PIE: The Tipp City Seniors will offer a pot pie supper beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion, 377 N. Third St., Tipp City. Meals will be $7 and will include a vegetable, salad and dessert. • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 753-1108. • CHICKEN DINNER: The Sons of AMVETS will serve chicken dinners with fries, slaw and a roll from 5:30-8 p.m. for $8. OCT. 20-21 • HAUNTED WOODS: Brukner Nature Center will offer its kid-friendly evening filled with a guided walk, live wildlife and costumed characters from 6:30-8 p.m. A guide will lead participants down a luminary-lit trail and stop at five stations to learn about creatures of the night. Activities also include free face painting, crafts and games, storytelling at a campfire, plus cookies and cider after the hike. A kid’s costume “contest” also has been introduced, where everyone is a winner. The program is $3 per person for BNC members and $5 per person for non-members. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the night of the event, handed out in the order that you arrive at the gate. The gate opens at 6 p.m. with the first group leaving at 6:30 p.m. and every 5 minutes after that. Parking is limited. For more information, call BNC at (937) 698-6493 or email OCT. 20 • AUTUMN IN THE COUNTRY: An “Autumn in the Ohio Country 1812” event will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Staley Mill Farm and Indian Creek Distillery, 7095 Staley Road, New Carlisle. Event admission with a distillery tour will be $5. There will be free parking. The event also will include historic reenactors and interpreters portraying Wr of 1812 militia and civilians, preparing food on a campfire for the militia, dyeing and sewing of uniforms and historical society displays from the area. Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Steven Edenbo, featured on The History Channel, will speak from 1-2 p.m. and mingle with visitors after.

UVMC announces grant partnerships For the Troy Daily News Upper Valley Medical Center is partnering with three other health-related organizations in Miami County to help improve the health and well being of local residents. The partnerships represent a total of $244,000 in community benefit grants recently awarded to Health Partners of Miami County, Hospice of Miami County and the Miami County Dental Clinic. “The UVMC Board of Directors is very pleased to be able to provide these grants which are made possible through the UVMC Community Benefit Fund,” said Rowan Nickol, M.D., chairman of the UVMC Board. This fund was established as part of UVMC’s mission to support local programs that help serve the health needs of the community. “Upper Valley is committed to our responsibility as a good neighbor in the community we serve,” said Tom Parker, UVMC president and CEO. “The three grant recipient organizations are critical to providing more access to important health care services for our local uninsured, underinsured and underserved population.” “UVMC, along with all Premier Health of Partners, strives to support programs that improve the health status of our residents, improve and/or enhance the quality of life, and contribute to the mission of building a healthier community throughout the region,” Parker added. Health Partners of Miami County, founded in 1998, is the county’s only free health care clinic for the uninsured/underinsured. Health Partners will use an $80,000 grant for administrative and overhead costs, said Deb Miller, Health Partners executive director. “Those dollars are some of the hardest to get from other sources. When UVMC made this grant available, we were thrilled,” Miller said. “It will allow us to focus more on providing health care for the uninsured residents and not have to work so hard on getting overhead dollars.” For Hospice of Miami County, a $114,000 grant will allow for an upgrade of an Electronic Medical Record system for the organization that has provided care to the community since 1983. “With the mandate of EMR through the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (2010), it is important that we upgrade our technology system to continue to serve our patients and their families with the highest level of care possible, and this includes documentation,” said Thomas J. Hagan, president of the Hospice of Miami County Board of Trustees. “We are very grateful that Upper Valley Medical Center sees the need for Hospice of Miami County to continue to serve our patients with the highest end-of-life care and is able to provide significant funding through this Community Benefit Fund grant opportunity,” Hagan said. “Hospice of Miami County values our partnership with UVMC and is appreciative of this funding while continuing to work together to improve the quality of life for residents of Miami County and the surrounding area.” The youngest organiza-

Provided photo Dr. Lytha Miller, left, of the Miami County Dental Clinic works with patient Suzanne Shearer of Piqua.

tion awarded a grant was the Miami County Dental Clinic. Founded in 2008, the clinic has seen more than 5,000 patients since its inception. The dental clinic will use its $50,000 in funding for operating expenses, said Lytha Miller, DDS, chair of the Dental Clinic Board. “Miami County Dental Clinic is pleased to partner with UVMC to improve community oral health. The monies received will be used for operation program expenses, enabling us to

continue our mission to reach out to Miami County underserved children and adults,” Dr. Miller said “Many thanks to the Upper Valley Medical Center for their generosity to the community.” For more information, contact: Health Partners of Miami County at 3320894/; Hospice of Miami County at 335-5191/; Miami County Dental Clinic at 339-8656; and UVMC at



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are invited to stop by the Troy-Miami County Public Library after school from • BREAKFAST SET: 3:30-4:30 p.m. for a fun time Breakfast will be offered at of chess, checkers and the Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner C o m m u n i t y other games. Snacks will be available. No registration is Road, Ludlow Falls, from Calendar required. 8-11 a.m. They are madeto-order breakfasts and • SUPPORT GROUP: everything is ala carte. The Miami Valley Troy CONTACT US • EUCHRE TOURNEY: Chapter of the National A Euchre tournament will Alzheimer’s Association be offered at the Pleasant Caregiver Support Group Call Melody Hill VFW Post No. 6557, will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. at 7578 W. Fenner Road, the Church of the Nazarene, Vallieu at Ludlow Falls. Sign ups will 1200 Barnhart Road, Troy. 440-5265 to be at noon and play will Use the entrance at the side list your free begin at 1 p.m. The charge of the building. For more is $3 per person. information, call the calendar • TURKEY SHOOT: Alzheimer’s Association at items.You The Troy VFW Post No. (937) 291-3332. can send 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Civic agendas Troy, will offer a turkey • The Elizabeth Township your news by e-mail to shoot with sign ups beginwill meet at 8 p.m. Trustees ning at 11 a.m. The shoot in the township building, will begin at noon. An all5710 Walnut Grove Road, you-can-eat breakfast, by Troy. the auxliliary, will be avail• The Covington Board of Education able from 9 a.m. to noon for $6. will meet at 7 p.m. in the Covington Middle • ART OF NATURE: Brukner Nature School for a regular board meeting. Center’s Art of Nature signature fundraiser will be offered from 4:30-7:30 p.m. THURSDAY Discover the quilt designs of West Milton native Kathryn Wagar Wright as partici• BREAKFAST SET: The Sons Of The pants enjoy hors d’oeuvres, fine wines and American Legion Post 43, 622 S.Market unique auction items. Tickets are $50 per St., will host an all-you-can-eat buffet-style person and can be purchased in advance breakfast from 7-10:30 a.m. The cost is $7. or at the door. All proceeds support Breakfast will include scrambled eggs, Brukner Nature Center’s on-going effort. homemade fried potatoes, sausage gravy For more information, call (937) 698-6493 or email at and biscuits, bacon, sausage, waffles, • BREAKFAST SET: An all-you-can-eat toast, orange juice and coffee. Takeout orders are available by calling 339-3502. breakfast will be offered from 8-11 a.m. at • CHESS CLUB: Whether you are a the American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp chess master or an amateur, all types of City, for $6. Items available will be eggs, players at invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. at bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, waffles, the Troy-Miami County Library. Play against pancakes, french toast, hash browns, bisyour friends and family or sit back and cuits, toast, fruit, juices and cinnamon watch others capture the pieces. Learn new rolls. strategies to controlling the board and defeating your opponent. MONDAY • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning dis• SUPPORT GROUP: A Mom and Baby covery walk for adults will be from 8-9:30 Get Together support group for breastfeed- a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, eduing mothers is offered weekly at Upper cation coordinator, will lead walkers as they Valley Medical Center from 9:30-11 a.m. at experience the wonderful seasonal the Farmhouse located northwest of the changes taking place. Bring binoculars. main hospital entrance. The meetings are Civic agenda facilitated by the lactation department. • The Newton Local School Board of Participants can meet other moms, share Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the about being a new mother and learn more media center at the school. about breastfeeding and their babies. For TODAY

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Question: If the election were today, would you vote for Sherrod Brown or Josh Mandel? Watch for final poll results in next Sunday’s Miami Valley Sunday News.

Last week’s question: If the election were today, would you vote for Barack Obama, Mitt Romney or another candidate? Results: Obama: 38% Romney: 57% Another can-

didate: 4% Watch for a new poll question in next Sunday’s Miami Valley Sunday News.

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

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Savannah (Ga.) Morning News on Homeland Security fusion centers: In the years following 9/11, and well into the Obama administration, the Department of Homeland Security has established a multitude of so-called “fusion centers.” What are fusion centers? According to the DHS website, “State and major urban area fusion centers serve as focal points within the state and local environment for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threatrelated information between the federal government and state, local, tribal, territorial and private sector partners.” Simply put, these centers allow for expedient communication between different branches of defense and law enforcement, with specific focus on communicating information on potential terrorist threats and suspects. On paper, it looks like a great idea. In reality, a bipartisan Senate report that was just released suggests that it’s awfully expensive and potentially unconstitutional. The ranking Republican, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, on this Senate panel accused the Department of Homeland Security of hiding embarrassing information about these intelligence-sharing centers, charging that the program has wasted taxpayer dollars while doing little to improve America’s security. In a 107-page report, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said that Homeland Security has spent up to $1.4 billion funding fusion centers that have produced “useless” reports, while at the same time collecting information on the innocent activities of American Muslims — violating privacy laws in the process. … Fusion centers that share information and build needed teamwork among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have their place in our national security framework. However, it’s abundantly clear that they need greater oversight when taxpayer dollars — and, our civil liberties — are at risk. Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis., on a global ban on anti-Islamic expression: The leaders of Islamic countries demanding global free-speech restrictions are being unrealistic if not childish. “When we discriminate against gender, it is called sexism. When African-Americans are criticized and vilified, it is called racism. When the same is done to the Jews, it is called anti-Semitism. But why is it when Muslims are stigmatized and defamed, it is defended as freedom of expression?” Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman asked in a recent speech to the U.N. General Assembly. The answer to Aman’s question requires a mature understanding of the difference between speech and actions. And if Aman wonders why so many people in free countries are less than enthusiastic about the tone of some of the rhetoric coming from Islamic countries these days, he should spend more time making clear he and his faith deplore anyone who would threaten to kill another person for words, cartoons or Internet postings. Also, the notion that anyone could or should police the Internet and prosecute anyone who insults another person’s religion is not only next to impossible, but it would be a waste of resources. Saying something that might anger or be disrespectful of women, African-Americans or Jews is in itself not illegal in free societies. What’s not acceptable, at least in this country, is to discriminate against women or minorities, including Muslims, in employment, housing, voting, etc. No, the way to a better world isn’t to have some global power with its thumb on anyone who criticizes or belittles a religion, race, political party, etc. The solution is something we learned in this country a long time ago. That is, say or believe whatever you want, but don’t take the next step and impose your beliefs on anyone else.

THEY SAID IT “Some of these rockets would take off, and some of them would explode right on the pad. We had cameras set up all the way around them. A lot of this stuff would fall all around us. We didn’t know if we were going to be hit by the debris or not.” — Miami County resident Fred Chronabery, who once worked for NASA “I learned a lot of instrumental pieces of making of everyday things. It was interesting to learn about each factory’s processes and what it takes to make things you don’t ordinarily think about.” — Troy High School student Will Armstrong, on students taking a tour of area factories “We both care very deeply about helping the middle class of America and helping get people out of poverty and into the middle class. Our process for doing that couldn’t be more different.” — Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaking about Barack Obama at a rally in Sidney

Senate Democrats’ tax ploy threatens American jobs Here is a simple truth: if we’re going to fix the national debt, we have to have economic growth in America. And we won’t have economic growth if we raise taxes on small businesses, the engine of private sector job creation in our country. Unfortunately, raising tax rates on small businesses is exactly what some in Washington propose to do on Jan. 1, 2013. That’s the date when the government will arrive at the edge of the so-called ‘fiscal cliff,’ and by law, taxes will automatically increase unless alternative steps are taken to reduce the federal budget deficit. My colleagues and I in the House have been focused on this issue for much of the year, and have passed legislation to fight the debt through economic growth, rather than allowing the country to take a plunge off the fiscal cliff. Proponents of the looming tax hike don’t call it a tax increase on small business, of course; they frame it as a tax increase on “the wealthy.” But the fact of the matter is it will dramatically impact small businesses in America. A study of the looming tax hike conducted by the independent

John Boehner Guest Columnist accounting firm Ernst & Young was released in July by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest small business organization. The study illustrates clearly that the January 1 tax increase favored by President Obama and his allies will significantly impact American small business, costing our economy more than 700,000 jobs. Confronted with this fact recently, President Obama — who is leading the charge for the tax increase — declined to challenge the study’s findings. And, ominously, as the January 1 fiscal cliff draws closer, some in the president’s party are digging in. Determined to raise taxes, some

Democratic senators are signaling that they’re willing to let the country go off the fiscal cliff if they don’t get their way. My colleagues and I call this Democratic strategy “Thelma & Louise” economics. If you saw the movie, you know what we’re talking about. Driving off the fiscal cliff would have disastrous effects for our country. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says it would send the struggling U.S. economy into recession. And credit agencies such as Moody’s indicate another downgrade of the nation’s credit status is likely if an agreement isn’t reached to steer clear. The stance being taken by these Democratic senators is rooted in the flawed belief that our country can spend, tax, and borrow its way out of debt. The problem, as the Ernst & Young report illustrates, is that raising taxes on small businesses will destroy jobs and inhibit growth. The only way we can fix the deficit and address the debt is to get the economy moving again, and keep it moving. That requires reform of both the tax code and

the way the federal government spends taxpayers’ money. Instead of raising tax rates on small businesses, we need an overhaul of the tax code that supports growth by closing loopholes and lowering taxes instead of raising them. Tax reform, done in this manner, will support economic growth and ultimately generate more revenue, which – if accompanied by strict enforcement of the spending caps that were enacted last year – can be used to balance the government’s books. My colleagues and I in the House passed legislation this summer to start the ball rolling on such reform. The good news is that there is a foundation of support in both parties for such an approach. Not every Democrat in Washington agrees with the ‘Thelma & Louise’ strategy. In the coming weeks and months, as the fiscal cliff nears, we will learn which faction within the Democratic Party carries the day.” Congressman John Boehner represents Ohio’s 8th District, which includes all of Darke, Miami, and Preble counties, most of Butler and Mercer counties, and the northeastern corner of Montgomery County.


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“We can’t keep going down this path,” he said. “We can’t keep accepting this is the new normal.” The Wisconsin congressman then hopscotched to Bowling Green State University, in the northwestern part of the state, where he grabbed a bratwurst with mustard at the college Republicans’ tailgate party before the school’s football team took on his alma mater, Miami (Ohio) University. The Obama campaign dismissed the Republicans’ tough talk on China as nothing more than talk. “Mitt Romney will never crack down on China’s cheating just look at his record,” Obama campaign spokesman Danny Kanner said in a statement. He said Romney had opposed administration Obama efforts to impose tariffs on Chinese-made tires and had invested in companies that shipped American jobs to China. Obama’s campaign upped its celebrity quotient as the two sides claw for any advantage in a tight race: Actor Morgan Freeman’s commanding voice narrates a new ad telling voters that Obama has met the nation’s challenges and “the last thing we should do is turn back now.” On Thursday, Bruce Springsteen will team up with former President Bill Clinton to rally Obama voters in Parma, Ohio, in what will be the singer’s first political appearance this campaign. “The Boss” plans a second event Thursday, in Ames, Iowa. Springsteen campaigned for Obama in 2008, too. Both sides are devoting huge time and effort to Ohio, this year’s battleground to end all battlegrounds, where polls show Obama with a slight edge over Romney. Saturday’s emphasis by the two sides on the auto industry and manufacturing jobs was designed to connect with blue-collar voters there. Both sides also are keenly aware of the importance of this year’s series of three

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan went back to school on Saturday to rally college students in all corners of all-important Ohio and hammer at President Barack Obama for going easy on China over unfair trade practices. Obama took precious time off the campaign trail to practice for the next debate against his GOP rival. It was an unspoken acknowledgment of the importance that Obama attaches to upping his game in Debate No.2 that the president is largely dropping out of sight for five straight days in the final weeks of the race to prepare for Tuesday’s encounter in Hempstead, N .Y. Even while cloistered for debate prep at a sprawling resort in Williamsburg, Va., though, the president didn’t

Washington, D.C., that he established in 1976. Brimmer was also the Wilmer D. Barrett Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. • Bill Friday CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Former University of North Carolina President Bill Friday has died. He was 92. Friday’s personal assistant Virginia Taylor said Friday that the giant in North Carolina education died in his sleep at his Chapel Hill home. Friday stepped down as UNC president in 1986 after serving 30 years. He remained active in public life, hosting the show “North Carolina People” on public television. He suffered a heart attack in 2008 and was hospitalized again in May, but Taylor said he had not been ill prior to his death. As UNC president, Friday helped build the 16-campus system in an academic powerhouse. He led the school through integration and after his retirement he kept pushing to keep college affordable in North Carolina. • Don McIntire PORTLAND, Ore. — Don McIntire, the chief sponsor of the 1990 measure that placed limits on Oregon property taxes, has been found dead in his Gresham home. He was 74. McIntire’s wife, Romaine, confirmed the death Friday. She said she did not know the cause. McIntire had long been known as the father of Measure 5, which had a dramatic effect on government. Its passage shifted the responsibility for school funding from property taxes and local governments to the state income tax. Though it passed 22 years ago, people in Oregon still debate whether Measure 5 was a good thing. Supporters say it provided needed tax relief and curbed government spending. Opponents contend it has harmed public education. • Doug Brecht DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The LPGA Tour says longtime rules official Doug Brecht has died after a three-month battle with the West Nile virus. He was 62. Brecht was hospitalized in August during the Jamie Farr Classic in Toledo, Ohio. He later was transferred to his home in Oklahoma to continue fighting the virus. LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan said Brecht’s wife told him he died peacefully Friday with his family close around him. Brecht played college golf for Oklahoma in the early 1970s and coached women’s golf at the school from 1982 to 1985. As an LPGA rules official, he was vigilant against slow play and penalized Morgan Pressel during the final of the Match Play Championship in May. The LPGA said memorial services have not been scheduled.



Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns in front of The Golden Lamb inn and restaurant in Lebanon Saturday.

• Gary Collins BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Gary Collins, an actor, television show host and former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died Saturday, authorities said. He was 74. Collins, a resident of Biloxi, Miss., died of natural causes just before 1 a.m. Saturday after he was admitted Friday evening to Biloxi Regional Medical Center, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. During the 1980s, Collins hosted the Miss America pageant and the television shows “Hour Magazine” for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1983 and “The Home Show.” As an actor, he appeared in numerous movies and was a fixture on television in the 1960s and 1970s, playing a variety of guest roles in comedies and dramas including “Perry Mason,” ”The Love Boat” and “Ironside,” among others. He also starred in regular series including “The Wackiest Ship in the Army” and “The Iron Horse” in the 1960s and the “The Sixth Sense” in the 1970s. He kept acting for decades, appearing as late as 2009 in an episode of the TV show “Dirty Sexy Money.” Collins was married to former Miss America and Mississippi native Mary Ann Mobley. Best known as a handsome and amiable on-air personality, his public image suffered at times because of run-ins with the law. In 2009, he pleaded guilty in Santa Barbara, Calif., to misdemeanor driving under the influence his third offense. In 2010, he was fined $500 in Jackson, Miss., for leaving the scene of a traffic accident. Last year, a Harrison County judge dismissed charges against Collins for allegedly leaving a Biloxi restaurant without paying his bill. Dismissal came after a restaurant employee asked to with draw his complaint in the case. Information on funeral arrangements was not available Saturday afternoon. • Andrew Brimmer TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Tuskegee University officials say former board chairman Andrew Brimmer died Sunday. He was 86. Brimmer was the longestserving Tuskegee board member when he announced his retirement in 2010. He joined the Tuskegee board in 1965 and became chairman in 1982. The university’s business school is named for him. Brimmer, an economist, was also the first black person to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System since its founding in 1913. He had been appointed to that board by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966. He was the president of Brimmer and Co., a consulting firm based in


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Bulldogs fall in 5 to rival Dixie BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor After Dixie — a team that had defeated Milton-Union twice in the regular season — won the third game to take a 2-1 lead, the dejected Bulldogs’ shoulders were slumped as they switched benches. Once the ball went up in the air, all of that was forgotten. The Bulldogs fought tooth

BROOKVILLE and nail to force a fifth and final game Saturday during their first-round match at the Division III Sectional tournament at Brookville, but in the end they spent too much energy playing catchup, and the Greyhounds were able to hang on for a fiveSTAFF PHOTO/JOSH BROWN game victory, 19-25, 25-16, 25-23, Milton-Union’s Michelle Richardson (7) goes up for a block as 20-25, 15-12. teammates Katlyn Douglas (12) and Cloe Smith (15) look on

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SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY No events scheduled MONDAY Boys Soccer Division I Sectional Fairborn at Piqua (7 p.m.) Division III Sectional Miami Valley at Troy Christian (7 p.m.) Volleyball Division IV Sectional at Piqua Lehman/Houston vs. Ansonia (6 p.m.) TUESDAY Boys Soccer Division II Sectional Milton-Union at Tippecanoe (7 p.m.) Division III Sectional Miami East at Greeneview (7 p.m.) Girls Soccer Division I Sectional Piqua at Fairborn (7 p.m.) Volleyball Division IV Sectional at Piqua Covington vs. Tri-Village (7:30 p.m.) Cross Country Troy at Yellow Springs Invite (4:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY Girls Soccer Division II Sectional Eaton at Milton-Union (7 p.m.) Division III Sectional Newton at Franklin Monroe (7 p.m.) Triad at Miami East (7 p.m.) Volleyball Division I Sectional Wayne/Miamisburg at Troy (6 p.m.) Division IV Sectional at Tippecanoe Troy Christian vs. Russia/Cedarville (6 p.m.) at Piqua Bradford vs. Jackson Center (7:30 p.m.) THURSDAY Boys Soccer Division I Sectional Xenia/Middletown vs. Troy (7 p.m.) Piqua/Fairborn vs. Ross (7 p.m.) Division II Sectional Tippecanoe/Milton-Union vs. Trotwood (7 p.m.) Division III Sectional Troy Christian/Miami Valley vs. Dayton Christian (7 p.m.) Miami East/Greeneview vs. Stivers (7 p.m.) Tri-County North at Newton (7 p.m.) West Liberty-Salem at Bethel (7 p.m.) Botkins at Lehman (5 p.m.) Volleyball Division III Sectional at Brookville Miami East vs. National Trail (7:30 p.m.) Division IV Sectional at Tippecanoe Bethel vs. Fort Loramie/Jefferson (6 p.m.) Newton vs. Mechanicsburg/Emmanuel Christian (7:30 p.m.)



Troy’s Kasey Copas (13) is mobbed by teammates afterscoring the first goal in a game against Beavercreek Saturday at Troy Memorial Stadium. STAFF PHOTOS/ ANTHONY WEBER

Miami East’s Sam Cash (left) bumps the ball as teammates Abby Cash (40), Allison Morrett (3) and Leah Dunivan (23) look on Saturday during the first round of the Division III Sectional tournament at Brookville High School against Dunbar.

Target practice Vikings begin title defense with sweep

Troy tops No. 2 team in state BY COLIN FOSTER Associate Sports Editor Beavercreek hadn’t been beat all year. At 14-0-1, the Beavers — the No. 1 team in the MVSSCA soccer poll — had been bull-rushing opponents all year with an average of 4.4 goals a game. But Beavercreek hadn’t faced a team with a defense like the No. 3 ranked Troy Trojans.

BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor At one point Saturday, Dunbar’s scorekeeper leaned over to Miami East’s … and said it all. “That girl whooped our (butts) by herself,” she said after Abby Cash served her third career shutout in the third game.


BROOKVILLE The Miami East Vikings — the reigning Division III State champions and top seed in the Brookville sectional — took care of the first-round sacrificial lamb with surgical precision, sweeping 11th-seeded Dunbar 25-4, 25-0, 25-8 to begin their title defense. For Cash, it was just target practice. “My arm’s a little sore,” she said non-chalantly when asked about the shutout. “It’s cool, but I wish they came against better teams.” For Miami East (22-1), it truly was like an afternoon at a Miami East’s Karson Mahaney serves up one of the Vikings’ 34

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Tipp, Milton-Union, Covington and East all take league crowns

At this point, the Troy football team is playing for pride. It’s chances at winning a Greater Western Ohio Conference North title and its hopes of making the Division I regional playoffs for a third year in a row are gone. The best the Trojans can hope to do is knock off Greenville and rival Piqua in its final two games and finish at .500. And the way coach Scot Brewer sees it, there’s still something to be said for that. See Page A9.

Beating the best

In a battle of two Greater Western Ohio Conference division champions, the Trojans (142-0) made the most of their opportunities on offense, played aggressive, scrappy defense and handed the Beavers a 2-0 loss in impressive fashion Saturday at Troy Memorial Stadium. “My message to the girls before the game was, with knowing how good Beavercreek is, we might only get a handful of chances,” Troy coach Michael Rasey said. “When we got those chances, we had do the best we could with them. Credit the girls for making the most of them when the chances were presented. I am very happy with our effort tonight.” Neither team had many chances in the first half. But when the Trojans got their first

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Trojans sweep GWOC North titles Staff Reports It was a good day all around for the Troy Trojans. The boys and girls teams both left the Greater Western Ohio Conference meet with first-place hardware. For the girls, it was a repeat performance after winning the GWOC North last sea-

son, while the boys got redemption after placing second in 2011. When the Troy boys are at full strength, they can be a dangerous team — something the entire field at the GWOC meet noticed to on Saturday. Troy’s top five runners came in under 17:07 — with Branden Nosker leading the way in fourth

MIAMI COUNTY (16:17) — as the boys team placed second overall (73 points) behind Centerville (65). The second-place finish was the highest the boys have ever scored at the meet. Troy was crowned GWOC North champion, beating Butler — the team which defeated the Trojans to win the North last season. “The boys ran a great race

today,” Troy coach Bob Campbell said. “Overall runnerup is as high as the boys have ever finished in the GWOC. Being GWOC North champions was also nice.” Jon Osman placed eighth (16:35), Stephen Jones finished 12th (16:46), Blake Guillozet placed 24th (17:06) and Troy Schultz came back with a vengence to finish 25th overall (17:07).


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■ Volleyball


■ Volleyball

Red Devils exit in round 1 Seniors go out fighting in 5-game loss Staff Reports After splitting the first four games, Tippecanoe was dead even with Indian Lake. In the decisive fifth game, however, the aggressive Lakers took control and jumped to a 9-3 advantage. A gallant comeback effort by the Red Devils was not enough as the Lakers

NEW CARLISLE seniors Briana Heilman, play”against the Lakers. took the match 15-25, 2521, 19-25, 25-10, 15-13 in the opening round of the Division II Sectional tournament at Tecumseh Saturday. “Both of us were evenly matched,” Tippecanoe coach Alexis Dedrick said as the Devils finished the season with an 11-12 mark. Red Devil

Hannah Losey and Lydia Schneider played in their match — and they went out fighting. Schneider had 10 kills and 23 digs, Losey had 10 kills, three blocks and two digs and Heilman had 10 kills and four digs. Dedrick praised the valiant performance of the Red Devil seniors for their “strong net

“The team played their hearts out,” she said. “It just wasn’t to be today.” Erin Jans added seven kills, five aces and seven digs, Halee Printz had five kills, three aces and 19 digs, Emily Layman had 23 digs, Alyssa Crusey had 13 digs and Hannah Budding had 37 assists and 15 digs.


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Vikings ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 shooting range as they spent the entire match hitting shots at stationary Wolverine targets. It was a moral victory for Dunbar merely to return the ball in three hits — in fact, the Viking defense was not forced to make any plays, recording zero digs for the match. And in the second game, Cash didn’t even utilize a jump serve while connecting on 25 straight serves and piling up 12 of her 17 aces. She simply put it between the lines — and if she put it more than a foot away from a Dunbar player, they didn’t move to retrieve it. Two of those aces, though, came on serves that were headed out of bounds long, but the Wolverine returner reflexively put her hands up and the ball glanced off of her fingers before it landed. Trina Current helped plenty in the second game, as well, scoring all five of her kills and a block during the 25-0 run. It was that way for all of the Vikings’ hitters, as well, as they simply aimed at spots and scored at will. Leah Dunivan finished with five kills, two aces and a block, Sam Cash had four kills, seven aces and nine assists, Angie Mack had three kills and two aces and Ashley Current had a kill. Abby Cash added 16 assists and three kills — one of which hammered a Dunbar defender in the chest as she was trying to bump it. It hit her so hard it forced out a scream that drew laughs from everyone present — including the victim. And in the third game, the Vikings used some substitutions — call-ups from the JV team that got the chance to perform in the tournament. And they made good on it, too. Karson Mahaney had three aces and a kill, Marley Roberts had three aces and Kara Nuss had three kills in the final game. “We were happy with


Milton-Union’s Anna Vagedes (8) and Kinsey Douglas (3) go up for a block Saturday against Dixie at Brookville High School in the first round of the Division III Sectional tournament.


Miami East’s Allison Morrett receives a serve during a Division III Sectional tournament match against Dunbar Saturday at Brookville. how we played,” Abby Cash said. “We pulled up a few kids from JV, and they all did their jobs as if they’d been here all along.” The match started an hour late due to the length of the previous matches — and took less than a half hour to finish. The second game took only five minutes and 31 seconds. “We looked at the bracket, and the girls thought we could take a bye. But I wanted to get them to come here and get acclimated to the gym,” Miami East coach John Cash said. “It’s a different look to set in here than anywhere else we play all year. And it’s a chance for us to get back together and get into our routine going into the rest of the tournament.” Miami East now faces 10th-seeded National Trail on Thursday, the next step in its title defense. “That’s step No. 8 down. Now we’re moving on to No. 7,” John Cash said. Going from stationary to Miami East’s Marley Roberts passes the ball Saturday against Dunbar. moving targets.

■ CONTINUED FROM A7 Still, after an up-anddown and emotional match, Milton-Union coach Bill Ginn was proud of his team. “That was one of our best efforts of the year,” he said. “I have no problem with the way we played. What happened at the end of the match is not as important as happens throughout, and the girls played their hearts out throughout the match.” Dixie had knocked off Milton-Union (15-8) as recently as Thursday night in a four-setter to close the regular season, but in the tiny Brookville sectional bracket, the chances the two teams would see each other again were high. And when Milton-Union, the fifth seed, went up on the board at the draw, the sixth-seeded Greyhounds were quick to follow. “They did, they jumped right on us,” Ginn said of the Bulldogs’ Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division rivals. “But if the roles had been reversed, I would’ve probably jumped on them, too. With teams like Miami East, Versailles and Anna in our sectional, this bracket is so small that you’re going to be running into those teams in the second round no matter where you go.” And with Milton-Union cashing in on Dixie errors in the first game to take an early lead, it looked like the odds against beating a team three times in one year were in the Bulldogs’ favor. But Dixie showed some fight, too. Trailing 14-12 in the second game, Abby Berke served out a lengthy run to make the score 19-14 Greyhounds, and Dixie won six of the final seven points to put the game away and tie the match up. And after Kate Neileigh served a fivepoint run to give MiltonUnion a 16-10 Game 3 lead, Kristin Hauser

answered with seven straight — including two aces and three Dixie putaways on short returns — to give Dixie an 18-16 edge. Katlyn Douglas had four kills in the next five straight Bulldog points to give Milton-Union a 21-18 lead, but Dixie found ways to score until a Katie Honeywell ace finished off the game at 25-23. The Bulldogs weren’t about to give in, though. Courtney Wion had a few clutch kills early in the fourth game to help Milton-Union gain the advantage, and Kinsey Douglas pushed that advantage with some big kills in the middle that got the whole team pumped, giving Milton-Union a nine-point lead at its largest. Dixie cut it to as close as four at 24-20, but the Bulldogs closed it out to force Game 5. “Courtney has done that for us all year (gotten kills when the Bulldogs needed them),” Ginn said. ” She did that Thursday night against Dixie, too. And Kinsey Douglas played an awesome game.” Dixie rode a string of Milton-Union errors to a 4-1 lead early in the decisive game and never trailed from there. A kill by Katlyn Douglas and two straight by Wion got the Bulldogs to within one at 10-9, and back-to-back kills by Katlyn and Kinsey Douglas tied it at 11-11. But Berke put down a kill and Honeywell served two straight that turned into errors to make it 1411, and Hauser sealed the match with a kill. And while it was a sad end for the careers of seniors Haley Martens, Nealeigh, Michelle Richardson and Anna Vagedes, it was a respectable one. “We have four seniors, they all start, and they all played well,” Ginn said. “Our intensity was there the whole match. I’m just really proud of them.”

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■ Major League Baseball

Familiar spot for Nellessen

Giants, Cardinals both came from behind

Will take 3 seed to state Staff Reports


Tippecanoe’s Sierra Morehart 6-4, 6-3 to Nellessen will be in a earn a No. 3 seed for the familiar position when state tournament — the she heads to Columbus same seed she carried next week for the with her as a freshman, Division II State tourna- where she lost in the ment. first round. She’ll be hoping for a “She (Thoresen) was different result. such a phenomNellessen enal player. finished third Sierra lost a in the district tough, tough Saturday, dropmatch to her — ping her first her first loss of match of the the season,” entire season in Tippecanoe the semifinal coach Rhonda round and then Rains said. winning in the NELLESSEN “But she came consolation back and match at pulled it out in Centerville High School. the second round, beatNellessen lost 6-2, 6-1 ing (Morehart) pretty to Cincinnati Wyoming’s handily.” Haley Thoresen, then Play begins at 9 a.m. knocked off Miami Friday at Ohio State Valley’s Rheanna University.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As many times as he gets asked, Cardinals closer Jason Motte still has no perfect answer for how St. Louis found a way to win at Washington after trailing 6-0 and get back to the NL championship series. “These guys just prove what big hearts they have and how much they go out there and work their butts off,” said Motte, Friday night’s winning pitcher. “Someone asked me last night how we keep doing it, and I said, ‘I don’t know, maybe we’re just stubborn. We just don’t give up.’ That’s kind of how you have to be.” St. Louis manager Mike Matheny will watch the game again, once things slow down, so he can truly appreciate just what his Cardinals accomplished in beating the Nationals the team with baseball’s best record this season. San Francisco skipper Bruce Bochy doesn’t need another look to know how impressive the reigning World Series champions’ ninth-inning comeback was for a 9-7 victory in the

nation’s capital. Bochy’s team had its own remarkable rally that’s not quite as fresh as the Cardinals’ feat: Three road wins at Cincinnati to advance after dropping the first two games of the division series at home to the Reds. The last two World Series winners sure are showing their championship mettle in midOctober. They will face off in Game 1 of the NLCS on Sunday night at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Left-hander Madison Bumgarner gets the ball for the Giants at home against 6-foot-5 right-hander Lance Lynn. Bumgarner, a 16-game winner this year, lost Game 2 of the NL division series here to Cincinnati. “I felt good last time, things just didn’t go my way,” Bumgarner said. “That’s the way this game is.” While the Giants became the eighth team to come back from a 2-0 deficit in a best-of-five series and first to do it on

the road, the Cardinals earned the biggest comeback ever in a winnertake-all postseason game, according to STATS LLC. “It really hasn’t sunk in,” Matheny said after an all-night, cross-country trip to the Bay Area. “I see a knockdown-drag out ahead of us. I’m certain Major League Baseball has to be very pleased with the caliber of baseball that’s happened so far in this postseason. And I don’t see any reason why the excitement wouldn’t continue. We’re looking at two wellrounded teams.” Daniel Descalso hit a tying, two-out single, and Pete Kozma added a goahead, two-run single to lead the Cardinals’ rally. The Giants, all the while, waited out the game on their team plane still parked on the tarmac in Cincinnati. Players gathered around iPads to watch the improbable comeback by a Cardinals club managed by former Giants catcher, Matheny. The Cardinals have won all six of their games when facing elimination

the past two years, down to their final strike not once but twice against the Texas Rangers in last year’s World Series before prevailing. This time, they did it against the team with 98 wins. “I don’t why we do it. We love the dramatics. I’d like us to not keep waiting until the last strike,” pitcher Kyle Lohse said, “because that’s too much for my heart to handle.” The Giants barely beat St. Louis to San Francisco after getting delayed more than three hours as their plane refueled and dealt with mechanical problems. Initially, the plane had enough fuel to take the NL West winners to Washington. Instead, the Giants got to come home. They landed at 5:09 a.m. Tigers 4, Yankees 2 (in 9th) The Tigers led the Yankees 4-2 in the ninth inning Saturday. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Ichiro Suzuki connected on a tworun homer off of Jose Valverde.


■ High School Football


Playing for pride Trojans hope to finish off the year strong BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor At this point, the Troy football team is playing for pride. It’s chances at winning a Greater Western Ohio Conference North title and its hopes of making the Division I regional playoffs for a third year in a row are gone. The best the Trojans can hope to do is knock off Greenville and rival Piqua in its final two games and finish at .500. And the way coach Scot Brewer sees it, there’s still something to be said for that.

TROY “Our kids aren’t going to quit,” Brewer said after his team fell to 3-5 (1-2 in the GWOC North) with a loss to Trotwood-Madison Friday. “They’ve played hard all season long. They’ve worked hard all season long. I would expect that to continue.” Troy has played its final home game of the season. It will go on the road to take on the Wave and the Indians the final two games of the season. First, however, some final notes from Troy’s 4214 loss to Trotwood. • PLAYER OF THE GAME: Nick Zimmer took the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown, putting the Trojans up 7-0 and — unofficially — setting a school record in the

• UNSUNG HERO OF THE GAME: Sophomore tailback Brandon “The Crow” Lee got the first varsity start of his career and responded by carring the ball 17 times for 41. Lee runs the ball hard on every play and should figure to see plenty of more carries the rest of this season and beyond. • PLAY OF THE GAME: After Zimmer’s kickoff return, Troy recovered an onside kick. That drive went nowhere, but on the punt, Trotwood fumbled the ball and sophomore linebacker Anthony Shoop fell on it at the Ram 10 to set up the Trojans’ second touchdown of the night. WHAT WE • LEARNED: After an abysmal offensive performance against Butler two weeks ago, it looked as if the Trojans were starting to fold the tents. If the effort the Trojans gave against Trotwood is any indication, that is not the case. Troy fought from beginnning to end against the Rams. • WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: Troy faces off against a Greenville team that has won just one game all season — but put scare into Piqua Friday. a PHOTO COURTESY LEE WOOLERY/SPEEDSHOT PHOTO Troy’s Nick Zimmer returns the opening kickoff for a After that, the Trojans face touchdown during a game against Trotwood Friday off against Piqua in Ohio’s most prolific high school in Troy. football rivalry. Pride can process. The previous Mike had his kickoff be a powerful motivating record had been 96 yards, return against Northmont force — something the held by the Delwiche in 1985, while Larry had Trojans will need as they brothers, Mike and Larry. his against Piqua in 1976. close out the season.

■ Girls Soccer


Troy’s Maci Wadsworth chases down the ball Saturday against Beavercreek. ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 look on goal, they made it count. Kasey Copas was awarded a direct kick from 20 yards out with 35:04 left in the first half, and she perfectly placed a shot in the back of the net to give Troy a 1-0 lead early on. Meanwhile, Maci Wadsworth and the Troy ‘D’ made it their mission to not give Beavercreek any good looks on the other end. Wadsworth was all over the place, chasing down everybody and everything before it got near the goal box. And as a result, Troy found itself clinging to a 1-0 lead at half. “A lot of credit goes to our defense,” Rasey said. “Maci cleaned up a lot of the mess being in the center. They had an AllAmerican in Micaela Powers in the middle, and I thought Catelyn Schmiedebusch did a phenomenal job of shutting her down. In the middle, Natasha Lucas and Courtney Mazzulla did a great job of marking their forwards. Then we had a great effort in goal by Mackenzie Schulz.” Creek went on attack offensively to open the second half, but goalie Mackenzie Schulz and the defense never broke. The Beavers’ best look came when Kethryn Mattingly hit the crossbar from 20 yards out on a direct kick with 25 minutes left in the second.


Troy’s Ashley Rector avoids an attempted slide tackle by a Beavercreek player Saturday night at Troy Memorial Stadium. But Troy delivered the back-breaker moments later. Leah Soutar skipped a pass up field to Madison Burchfield, who skated past the defense and launched a shot just past the Beavercreek goalie to put Troy up 2-0 with 20:46 left to play. “I thought we needed at least two goals to win this game,” Rasey said. “Knowing Beavercreek had as potent an offense as we did, I felt relieved when we scored that final goal. Leah delivered a great pass to Madison. Up to that point, I felt with the way our defense had played that we would be able to hold on. “ The win couldn’t have been more key as the Trojans prepare to embark on a tournament run. When asked if he thought his team could play with anybody, Rasey made it clear that has been his team’s belief all season. “Yes, we do,” Rasey said.


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“That’s been our mindset all year. When we are on, we are as good or better than most teams we play. Playing Beavercreek, who is the No. 2 team in the state and the top team in our area, it was kind of a barometer for where we are.” Troy opens tournament play against Stebbins on Oct. 20 at home. • Girls Piqua 2, Lehman 1 PIQUA — Piqua played host to Lehman and was able to secure a 2-1 victory. The loss drops Lehman’s season record to 14-2-0. Piqua improves to 7-9-0 with the victory. • Boys Lehman 6, Milton-Union 0 SIDNEY — Lehman defeated Milton-Union with ease on Saturday with a 6-0 shutout. The win moves Lehman’s record on the season to 7-3-4. MiltonUnion falls to 1-13-0 with the loss.

Tecumseh 24, Tippecanoe 21 OT

Trotwood 42, Troy 14 Trotwood Troy 20 First Downs 9 321 Yards Rushing 59 50 Yards Passing 29 4-9 Comp.-Att. 6-16 0 Interceptions Thrown 1 4-4 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 5-40 Penalties-Yards 3-40 2-43.0 Punts-Average8-33.4 Scoring Summary Troy – Nick Zimmer 97-yard kickoff return (Zach Thompson kick). Troy – Ian Nadolny 12-yard pass from Matt Barr (Thomspon kick). Trotwood — Kieran Winn 55-yard interception return (kick failed). Trotwood — Ashton Jackson 10-yard run (De’Shawn Gay pass from Messiah DeWeaver) Trotwood — Jackson 1yard run (Eric Cospy kick). Trotwood — Israel Green 4-yard run (Cospy kick). Trotwood — Green 31-yard run (Cospy kick). Trotwood — Jackson 6yard run (Cospy kick). Score by Quarters Trotwood ......6 8 14 14 – 42 Troy..............14 0 0 6 – 14 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Trotwood — Weaver 1-6, Green 19-121, Jackson 32-183, Mark RayeRedmond 3-11. Troy — Matt Barr 1-(-20), Fred Whitson 33, Zimmer 2-5, Blake Williams 2-(-2), Miles Hibbler 9-35, Brandon Lee 17-41. ■ Receiving: Trotwood — Mike McCray 4-50. Troy — DeVante Bush 2-14, Williams 1-0, Nadolny 2-39, Kurtis Johnson 1-3. ■ Passing: Trotwood — Weaver 4-9-0 50. Troy — Barr 5-15-1 29, Zimmer 1-1-0 27. ■ Records:Trotwood 6-2, 30; Troy 3-5, 1-2.

Tecumseh Stebbins 22 First Downs 12 303 Yards Rushing 274 72 Yards Passing 11 4-5 Comp.-Att. 1-7 0 Interceptions Thrown 1 2-2 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-15 Penalties-Yards 0-0 0-0.0 Punts-Average 1-40.0 Scoring Summary Tipp – Jacob Hall 82-yard run (Taylor Clark kick). Tec – Christian Evans 1-yard run (Jeffrey Helt kick). Tipp – Cameron Johnson 56yard run (Clark kick). Tec – Tony Evans 1-yard run (Helt kick). Tec – Christian Evans 3-yard run (Helt kick). Tipp – Johnson 2-yard run (Clark kick). Tec – Helt 24-yard field goal. Score by Quarters Tec ...............0 14 0 7 3 – 24 Tipp..............7 7 0 7 0 – 21 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Tecumseh — Christian Evans 31-149, Chuck Buchanan 19-91, Tony Evans 951, Jimmy Rowland 4-12. Tippecanoe — Hall 20-161, Johnson 12-110, Ben Hughes 4-(-1), Nick Fischer 1-4. ■ Receiving: Tecumseh — Buchanan 3-56, Morgan Clark 1-16. Tippecanoe — Matt Davis 1-11. ■ Passing: Tecumseh — Tony Evans 4-5-0 72. Tippecanoe — Hughes 1-7-1 11 ■ Records: Tecumseh 6-2, 3-0; Tippecanoe 7-1, 2-1.

Bethel 38, Ansonia 18 Score by Quarters Bethel.............0 7 17 14 – 38 Ansonia .........0 6 6 6 – 18 Scoring Summary Bethel — Mason Kretzer 4yard run (Brandon Garlough kick) Ansonia — Jordan Newman 3-yard run (Conversion failed) Bethel — Garlough 68-yard kickoff return (Garlough kick) Bethel — Garlough 27-yard field goal Ansonia — Kaleb Earick 3yard pass from Max Muir (Conversion failed) Bethel — Derrick Diddle 50yard kickoff return (Garlough kick) Bethel — Kretzer 5-yard run (Garlough kick) Ansonia — Newman 2-yard run (Conversion failed Bethel — Kretzer 27-yard run (Garlough kick) ■ Records: Bethel 3-5, 2-5; Ansonia 1-7, 1-6.

Miami East 33, Bradford 14 Bradford Miami East 12 First Downs 10 262 Yards Rushing 217 85 Yards Passing 88 5-15 Comp.-Att. 4-5 2 Interceptions Thrown 0 1-1 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 4-31 Penalties-Yards 3-30 2-33.5 Punts-Average4-33.5 Scoring Summary ME — Dalton Allen 55-yard pass from Braxton Donaldson (Michael Fellers kick) Bradford — James Canan 80-yard run (Brandon Wysong kick) Bradford — Dallas Cassel 33-yard pass from Wysong (Wysong kick) ME — Fellers 80-yard kickoff return (Fellers kick failed) ME — Robbie Adams 74yard run (Two-point conversion failed) ME — Adams 4-yard run (Fellers kick) ME — Allen 45-yard interception return (Fellers kicks) Score by Quarters Bradford .......0 7 7 0 – 14 Miami East ...7 0 12 14 – 33 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Bradford — Canan 28-241, Jake Cline 722, Wysong 2-(-5), Corey Rench 2-4. Miami East — Adams 24-193, Fellers 6-23, Colton McKinney 5-10, Donaldson 6-(-9). ■ Receiving: Bradford — Cassel 2-54, Canan 3-31. Miami East — Allen 3-81, Fellers 1-7. ■ Passing: Bradford — Wysong 5-14-2-85, Canan 01-0. Miami East — Donaldson 4-5-0-88. ■ Records: Bradford 6-2, 52. Miami East 5-3, 5-2.

Covington 84, National Trail 6 Scoring Summary Covington — A.J. Ouellette 3-yard run (Bobby Alexander kick) Covington — Oullette 66yard run (Alexander kick) Covington — Trent Tobias 37-yard pass to Kyler Deeter (Alexander kick) Covington — Ouellette 37yard run (Alexander kick) Covington — Ouellette 35yard run (Alexander kick) Covington — Oullette 51yard run (Alexander kick) Covington — Tobias 2-yard run (Alexander kick) Covington — Justin Williams 24-yard run (Alexander kick) Covington — Brandon Magee 15-yard run (Alexander kick) Covington — Jared Williams 10-yard (Alexander kick) Covington — Magee 44-yard run (Alexander kick) National Trail — Corey Harmon 30-yard pass from Garrett Griffin (PAT failed) Covington — Magee 63-yard run (Barnes kick failed) Score by Quarters Covington.....14 34 30 6 – 84 National Trail .0 0 0 6 – 6 Individual Statistics ■ Records: Covington 8-0, 70; NT 6-2, 5-2.

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■ College Football


■ College Football

Red Raiders blast No. 5 WVU


Ohio State running back Rod Smith (2) gains yardage against Indiana during the first half in Bloomington, Ind. Saturday.

OSU, Indiana in slugfest Staff and Wire Reports Undefeated Ohio State found itself in a familiar position Saturday night. Locked in an offensive slugfest — and winning it. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes led the Indiana Hoosiers 45-34 with 10 minutes left in the game at time of press, moving the ball at will — particularly on the ground — and putting up points in bunches, yet finding themselves unable to stop the 2-3 (0-2 Big Ten) Hoosiers’ offense. The Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) held a fairly comfortable 24-14 at the half. Philly Brown scored on a 5yard run less than five minutes into the game to put Ohio State up 7-0, and Drew Basil kicked a 35yard field goal to make it 10-0. Stephen Houston scored back-to-back touchdowns of 59 and 7 yards to put the Hoosiers on top 1410, but the Ohio State defense — in one of its few highlights of the night — blocked a punt, and Travis Howard recovered it in the end zone to give the lead back to the Buckeyes. Quarterback Braxton Miller then hooked up with

Devin Smith on a 60-yard score to make it a 10-point lead at the break. Indiana came out of the locker room with a 22-yard Mitch Ewald field goal, but Miller answered with a 67yard touchdown run to make it 31-17. Indiana made it a seven-point game again as Cameron Coffman hit Shane Wynn for a 76-yard touchdown, but Kenny Guiton threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Carlos Hyde to make it 3824. Mitch Ewald kicked a 17-yard field goal, but Hyde scored on a 1-yard run to make it 45-27 early in the fourth quarter. Indiana still wasn’t done, though, as D’Angelo Roberts capped off a 12play, 76-yard drive with a 1-yard score to make it 4534 — where the score stood with 10 minutes to play. The Buckeyes piled up close to 500 yards of offense in just three quarters, with 327 coming on the ground. Hyde and Miller both were already over 100 yards for the game, with Hyde piling up 151 yards on 19 carries and Miller 124 yards on another 19. Miller was also 11 for 22 passing for 155 yards with a touchdown.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Seth Doege passed for six touchdowns and a season-high 499 yards as Texas Tech shocked No. 5 West Virginia 49-14, ending the Mountaineers’ hopes for an unbeaten season. The Red Raiders fans stormed the field after the win, the most lopsided Texas Tech victory ever over a team ranked in the top five. Texas Tech’s defense consistently stymied West Virginia’s offense. Heisman Trophy hopeful Geno Smith completed 29 of 55 passes for 275 yards. The Red Raiders offense had no trouble moving the ball as Doege threw TD passes of 39, 19, 16, 2, 29 and 7 yards. He completed 32 of 42 passes and the six touchdowns matched his career-high. Darrin Moore caught three touchdown passes. Texas Tech (5-1, 2-1) had 18 plays of 15 yards or more, including a 61-yard pass to Jace Amaro and a 53-yard touchdown run by SaDale Foster. No. 21 Cincinnati 49, Fordham 17 CINCINNATI — The defense got things going and the Munchie show did the rest for No. 21 Cincinnati. Deven Drane scooted 76 yards for a touchdown after picking up a fumble and Munchie Legaux threw two TD passes, including a 78-yarder to Travis Kelce, to lead the Bearcats past Fordham 4917 on Saturday night. The Bearcats (5-0) stayed perfect but the Rams (4-3), playing up a level from the Football C h a m p i o n s h i p Subdivision, hung around for a half. The win was Cincinnati’s 24th straight in nonconference games at Nippert Stadium and upped its overall winning streak to eight in a row. No. 1 Alabama 42, Missouri 10 ST. LOUIS — Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon gave top-ranked Alabama a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time this season and the duo combined for five scores in a soggy, weather-

delayed game. The defending national champion Crimson Tide (60, 3-0 SEC) led 21-0 late in the first quarter en route to their 10th straight victory, all by 19 or more points. They did just enough right after that to disappoint the few thousand fans who didn’t leave for good during a 38-minute delay due to lightning with the Crimson Tide awaiting the extra-point kick for a 28-0 cushion after Yeldon’s second scoring run with 8:40 to go in the half. No. 6 Kansas State 27, Iowa State 21 AMES, Iowa — Quarterback Collin Klein ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns to help K-State hold off the Cyclones and beat them for the fifth straight time. Klein also threw for 187 yards for the Wildcats (6-0, 3-0 Big 12), who remain unbeaten heading into next week’s showdown with West Virginia. Kansas State held the Cyclones (4-2, 1-2) to just 231 yards of offense. Iowa State still had a chance for the game-winning drive from its own 3-yard line with 2:17 left, but the Wildcats stopped the Cyclones on downs. The Wildcats held the ball for nearly 41 minutes and converted eight of 17 third downs. Jared Barnett threw for 166 yards and two TDs for

Iowa State. No. 7 Notre Dame 20, No. 17 Stanford 13, OT SOUTH BEND, Ind. — TJ Jones made a reaching 7-yard touchdown catch in overtime and No. 7 Notre Dame stopped Stanford inches from the goal line. After Jones and Tommy Rees gave the Fighting Irish (6-0) a seven-point lead in OT, Stanford (4-2) drove to a first-and-goal at the 4. Stepfan Taylor ran for 1 on first, 2 on second and inches on third down. That left one play from inside the 1 and the Notre Dame defense, led by Carlos Calabrese, stood up Taylor and pushed him back. Taylor kept reaching and turning, and ended up reaching the ball across the goal line, but the officials ruled it was too late. The play had been stopped. The celebration had to wait for a replay review. It was close, but the call stood. The fans completed storming the field, and the national title hopes in South Bend remained alive. No. 10 Oregon St. 42, BYU 24 PROVO, Utah — Cody Vaz passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his first start since high school. Vaz was filling in for Sean Mannion, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury.

Oregon State is 5-0 for the first time since 1939. Markus Wheaton caught two first-quarter TD passes, and scored on a 12-yard reverse in the fourth, while cornerback Jordan Poyer returned an interception 49 yards to seal the victory against BYU (4-3). Vaz started 5 of 5 for 75 yards and finished 20 of 32 against BYU’s fifth-rated defense. BYU quarterback Riley Nelson completed 28 of 51 passes for 305 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted three times. Oregon State rolled up 450 yards offense. Brandin Cooks caught eight passes for 173 yards for the Beavers. No. 13 Oklahoma 63, No. 15 Texas 21 DALLAS — Damien Williams broke off a 95yard touchdown run for the longest rush in Red River Rivalry history, Blake Bell powered his way in for four TDs and Oklahoma got its second straight blowout of Texas. Landry Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns, and fullback Trey Millard had a career-best 119 yards receiving as the Sooners (4-1, 2-1 Big 12) added another rout to Bob Stoops’ impressive rivalry resume. Stoops is now 9-5 against Mack Brown and responsible for three of Oklahoma’s five most lopsided wins over Texas — and that doesn’t include last year’s 55-17 clobbering. The Longhorns (3-2, 12) couldn’t get a stop and never got their offense going, then lost quarterback David Ash to an apparent left wrist injury in the fourth quarter. No. 20 Rutgers 23, Syracuse 15 PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Duron Harmon scooped up a blocked field goal attempt and ran 75 yard for a tie-breaking touchdown early in the third quarter and Rutgers rode its defense and special teams to 6-0. Big East Conference defensive player of the year Khaseem Greene forced three fumbles and

(69). “It was a pretty tight race,” Troy Christian coach Jeff McDaniel said. “I knew Emmanuel had first after they had three guys in before our second. Xenia Christian snuck in there, and it was quite a surprise.” For the Eagles, Blake Klingler got eighth (19:03), Mark Dillahunt finished 12th (19:42), Craig Helman placed 14th (19:53), Eric Cooper placed 16th (20:05) and Chris Wharton finished 20th (20:36). For the girls, senior Sarah Grady got seventh (22:25) to end up a first team All-MBC performer. Jasmine Beverly placed 14th (26:27), Cassandra Mendez placed 15th (27:24) and Hyla Pitsenbarger was 19th (34:13). “Sarah had a great race,” McDaniel said. “She was really excited about making first team. This was a big jump for her from last year.” • CCC NEW MADISON — The Covington boys were able to win easily at the Cross County Conference meet Saturday at Tri-Village with 45 points, while the Miami East girls finished in first with 38 points, narrowly beating National Trail (42 Points). For the boys, Miami East followed the Buccaneers with a secondplace finish (91 points). Newton finished sixth (161 points), Bradford was ninth (208 points), and Bethel finished 11th (251 points).

Alex Schilling led the way for Covington by finished third (17:44). Lane White followed closely behind finishing fourth (17:48). Dustin Fickert finished 10th (18:07), Nate Dunn finished 15th (18:41), Matt Carder finished 16th (18:54), Sam Sherman was 19th (19:21), Isaac Canan finished 24th (19:42) and Jake Sowers finished 26th (19:43). Miami East’s Seth Pemberton was the top runner for the Vikings, finishing 5th overall (17:51). Josh Ewing finished eighth (18:06), Matthew Amheiser was 27th (19:44), Ben Marlow finished 28th (19:44), Scot Kirby finished 32nd (19:47) and Hunter Sharp was 36th (20:04). Newton’s sixth-place finish was paced by Brady McBride (sixth, 17:54). David Brauer finished 13th (18:31), Jacob Studebaker finished 29th (19:45), Tell Fisher finished 74th (22:10) and Brett Sullivan was 83rd (22:54). Mikey Barga was the top finisher for Bradford (20th, 19:18). Brett Arnett finished 37th (20:05), Chip Gade finished 60th (21:20), Ben Karnehm was 65th (21:47) and Hunter Arnett was 72nd (22:08). The Bethel Bees were led by Zach Danner’s 22ndplace finish (19:37). Chase Heck finished 52nd (20:50), Benton Wright finished 71st (22:05), Sam Pencil finished 95th (25:54) and Brian Pencil finished 96th (26:25). For the girls, Covington finished in third place (63

points). Bradford finished fifth (166 points), Newton finished seventh (188 points) and Bethel was ninth (199 points). Meredith Wesco led the Vikings to victory and was the top finisher overall at the championship (20:36). Abigael Amheiser followed behind her with a fourth place finish (21:20), Abby Hawkins finished fifth (21:21), Sami Sands was eighth (21:44) and Erin Augustus was 21st (23:56). Covington’s Hannah Retz led the Buccaneers with a ninth-place finish (21:48). Jessie Shilt finished 11th (21:54), Casey Yingst finished 13th (22:18), Heidi Cron was 14th (22:25), Heidi Snipes finished 16th (22:52) and Julianna Yingst finished 19th (23:20). Chelsea Dross paced Bradford with a 22ndplace finish (23:57). Gabby Fair finished 29th (24:42), Jennifer Ross finished 36th (25:29), Molli Lavey was 48th (26:53) and Caitlin Powell was 51st (26:56). Newton was led by Sydney Shauer’s 27thplace finish (24:39). Dulcinea Lesley was 42nd (25:55), Vivian Brauer was 45th (26:01), Megan Zielenski finished 47th (26:42) and Rose Studebaker finished 50th (26:54). Marieke van Haaren finished in 15th-place for Bethel (22:38). Jill Callaham finished 30th (24:43), Morgan Kroger was 57th (28:31), Kaylee Baugh finished 62nd (29:52) and Dana Pencil was in 63rd (30:01).


West Virginia’s Geno Smith throws under pressure from Texas Tech’s Kerry Hyder in Lubbock, Texas Saturday.

■ Cross Country

Conference ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 Nosker and Osman were named first team AllGWOC, while Jones, Guillozet and Schultz made second team. “Troy Schultz had not raced since September 5,” Campbell said. “His return was key to the boys reclaiming the North title.” Also for the Trojans, Josh Spayde placed 49th (18:02) and Alex Meier finished 62nd (18:17). Finishing as high as they did has to bode well for the Trojans psyche heading into next Saturday’s district meet. Troy — which won a district title last season — will see most of the same teams it raced against Saturday. “The district meet should be a good battle between Beavercreek, Butler and Troy,” Campbell said. All seven of the runners for Troy’s girls finished in the top 15 — Rachel Davidson (19:52), Caitlyn McMinn (20:01) and Natalie Snyder (20:35) finished first, second and third overall, respectively. “It was an absolutely impressive team performance today,” Troy coach Kevin Alexander said. “Earning a fourth-place finish in the overall conference standings is an extraordinary achievement. The three teams that beat us — Beavercreek, Centerville and Springboro — are ranked third, second and fourth in the state rankings. Finishing at the top of the next tier of conference teams speaks highly

for how the girls performed today.” Also for the Trojans, Lindsay Smith finished eighth (21:36), Cristina Dennison finished ninth (21:49), Megan Falknor placed 11th (22:00) and Katie-Grace Sawka was 14th (22:20). • CBC SPRINGFIELD — Tippecanoe had no troubles on Saturday in Springfield as the boys and girls both cruised to first place finishes at the Central Buckeye Conference meet. The boys had seven runners finish in the top 15 at the meet. Sam Wharton not only led Tippecanoe (30 points), but he finished first overall at the meet with an amazing 15:51 time — 16 seconds better than the second-place finisher. Rick Andrews finished third (16:24), Grant Koch was fifth (16:31), Oscar Freyre finished 10th (16:56), Mitch Poynter was 11th (17:11), Jay Schairbaum was 12th (17:15) and Michael Taylor was 14th (17:23). Tippecanoe’s top five girls also finished in the top 15, as the Red Devils had 38 points — secondplace Northwestern finished 29 points behind them with 67. Allison Sinning was the top runner for both the Red Devils and the entire meet (19:13). Brinna Price finished third (20:02), Emily Wolfe was ninth (21:08), Claudia Barhorst placed 10th (21:14) and Katherine Wilcher was 15th (21:34).

• SWBL WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union boys came out on top at the Southwestern Buckeye League meet, finishing in first place in the Buckeye Division with six runners placing in the top 10. Milton-Union’s Connor Lunsford was the top finisher at the meet (17:23), followed by Troy Tyree’s second-place finish (17:29). Kyle Swartz finished fourth (17:41), Noah Barth placed seventh (18:17), River Spicer was eighth (18:28) and Eric Swartz finished ninth (18:34). “We had a successful meet against the Buckeye Division,” Milton-Union coach Michael Meredith said. “Connor and Troy came out and took care of business. For only running two years, I have been really impressed with Connor.” The girls did not share the same success as the boys. They finished fourth at the meet out of five teams. Katie Litton led the Bulldogs with a 10th place finish (23:22). Stephanie Fetters placed 14th (24:28), Grace Warner finished 15th (24:51), Haley Cloud was 18th (25:21) and Mallory Pumphrey finished 29th (30:45). • MBC It was a different year but the same result for the Troy Christian boys. The Eagles placed third (70 points) in the Metro Buckeye Conference meet Saturday. Emmanuel Christian won (52) and Xenia Christian edged Troy Christian for second


BASEBALL Major League Baseball Postseason Glance All Times EDT WILD CARD Friday, Oct. 5 National League: St. Louis 6, Atlanta 3 American League: Baltimore 5, Texas 1 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American League Series A Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday, Oct. 6: Detroit 3, Oakland 1 Sunday, Oct. 7: Detroit 5, Oakland 4 Tuesday, Oct. 9: Oakland 2, Detroit 0 Wednesday, Oct. 10: Oakland 4, Detroit 3 Thursday, Oct. 11: Detroit 6, Oakland 0 Series B NewYork vs. Baltimore Sunday, Oct. 7: New York 7, Baltimore 2 Monday, Oct. 8: Baltimore 3, NewYork 2 Wednesday, Oct. 10: New York 3, Baltimore 2, 12 innings Thursday, Oct. 11: Baltimore 2, New York 1, 13 innings Friday, Oct. 12: New York 3, Baltimore 1 National League Series A San Francisco 3, Cincinnati 2 Saturday, Oct. 6: Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 2 Sunday, Oct. 7: Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 0 Tuesday, Oct. 9: San Francisco 2, Cincinnati 1, 10 innings Wednesday, Oct. 10: San Francisco 8, Cincinnati 3 Thursday, Oct. 11: San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 4 Series B Washington vs. St. Louis Sunday, Oct. 7: Washington 3, St. Louis 2 Monday, Oct. 8: St. Louis 12, Washington 4 Wednesday, Oct. 10: St. Louis 8, Washington 0 Thursday, Oct. 11: Washington 2, St. Louis 1 Friday, Oct. 12: St. Louis 9, Washington 7 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League All games televised by TBS Saturday, Oct. 13: Detroit (Fister 10-10) at New York (Pettitte 5-4), 8:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14: Detroit (Sanchez 4-6) at New York (Kuroda 16-11), 4:07 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16: NewYork (Hughes 1613) at Detroit (Verlander 17-8), 8:07 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17: New York (Sabathia 15-6) at Detroit (Scherzer 16-7), 8:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct.18: NewYork at Detroit, 4:07 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 20: Detroit at NewYork, 8:07 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 21: Detroit at New York, 8:15 p.m. National League All games televised by Fox Sunday, Oct.14: St.Louis (Lynn 18-7) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 16-11), 8:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15: St. Louis at San Francisco (Vogelsong 14-9), 8:07 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17: San Francisco at St. Louis, 4:07 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18: San Francisco at St. Louis, 8:07 p.m. x-Friday, Oct. 19: San Francisco at St. Louis, 8:07 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 21: St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:45 p.m. x-Monday, Oct. 22: St. Louis at San Francisco, 8:07 p.m. WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox Wednesday, Oct. 24: at National League, (n) Thursday, Oct. 25: at National League, (n) Saturday, Oct. 27: at American League, (n) Sunday, Oct. 28: at American League, (n) x-Monday, Oct. 29: at American League, (n) x-Wednesday, Oct. 31: at National League, (n) x-Thursday, Nov. 1: at National League, (n)

FOOTBALL National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 3 2 0 .600 165 113 2 3 0 .400 98 132 N.Y. Jets 2 3 0 .400 103 103 Miami 2 3 0 .400 118 176 Buffalo South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 5 0 0 1.000 149 73 Indianapolis 2 2 0 .500 91 110 Tennessee 2 4 0 .333 114 204 Jacksonville 1 4 0 .200 65 138 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 4 1 0 .800 130 89 Cincinnati 3 2 0 .600 125 129 Pittsburgh 2 3 0 .400 116 115 Cleveland 0 5 0 .000 100 139 West W L T Pct PF PA San Diego 3 2 0 .600 124 102 Denver 2 3 0 .400 135 114 Oakland 1 3 0 .250 67 125 Kansas City 1 4 0 .200 94 145 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 3 2 0 .600 80 99 N.Y. Giants 3 2 0 .600 152 111 Dallas 2 2 0 .500 65 88 Washington 2 3 0 .400 140 147 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 5 0 0 1.000 148 93 Tampa Bay 1 3 0 .250 82 91 Carolina 1 4 0 .200 92 125 New Orleans 1 4 0 .200 141 154 North W L T Pct PF PA Minnesota 4 1 0 .800 120 79 Chicago 4 1 0 .800 149 71 Green Bay 2 3 0 .400 112 111 Detroit 1 3 0 .250 100 114 West W L T Pct PF PA Arizona 4 1 0 .800 94 78 San Francisco 4 1 0 .800 149 68 St. Louis 3 2 0 .600 96 94 Seattle 3 2 0 .600 86 70 Thursday, Oct. 11 Tennessee 26, Pittsburgh 23 Sunday, Oct. 14 Oakland at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Miami, 1 p.m.

Dallas at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. New England at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Houston, 8:20 p.m. Carolina, Chicago, Open: Jacksonville, New Orleans Monday, Oct. 15 Denver at San Diego, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 Seattle at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Green Bay at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m. Open: Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego Monday, Oct. 22 Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. College Football AP Top 25 Fared No. 1 Alabama (6-0) beat Missouri 42-10. Next: at Tennessee, Saturday. No. 2 Oregon (6-0) did not play. Next: at Arizona State, Thursday. No. 3 South Carolina (6-0) at No. 9 LSU. Next: at No. 4 Florida, Saturday. No. 4 Florida (6-0) beat Vanderbilt 31-17. Next: vs. No. 3 South Carolina, Saturday. No. 5 West Virginia (5-1) lost to Texas Tech 49-14. Next: vs. No. 6 Kansas State, Saturday. No. 6 Kansas State (6-0) beat Iowa State 27-21. Next: at No. 5 West Virginia, Saturday. No. 7 Notre Dame (6-0) beat No. 17 Stanford 20-13, OT. Next: vs. BYU, Saturday. No. 8 Ohio State (6-0) at Indiana. Next: vs. Purdue, Saturday. No. 9 LSU (5-1) vs. No. 3 South Carolina. Next: at No. 22 Texas A&M, Saturday. No. 10 Oregon State (5-0) beat BYU 42-24. Next: vs, Utah, Saturday. No. 11 Southern Cal (5-1) beat Washington 24-14. Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday. No. 12 Florida State (6-1) beat Boston College 51-7. Next: at Miami, Saturday. No. 13 Oklahoma (4-1) beat No. 15 Texas 63-21. Next: vs. Kansas, Saturday. No. 14 Georgia (5-1) did not play. Next: at Kentucky, Saturday. No. 15 Texas (4-2) lost to No. 13 Oklahoma 63-21. Next: vs. Baylor, Saturday. No. 16 Clemson (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. Virginia Tech, Saturday. No. 17 Stanford (4-2) lost to No. 7 Notre Dame 20-13, OT. Next: at California, Saturday. No. 18 Louisville (6-0) beat Pittsburgh 45-35. Next: vs. USF, Saturday. No. 19 Mississippi State (5-0) vs. Tennessee. Next: vs. Middle Tennessee, Saturday. No. 20 Rutgers (6-0) beat Syracuse 23-15. Next: at Temple, Saturday. No. 21 Cincinnati (5-0) beat Fordham 49-17. Next: at Toledo, Saturday. No. 22 Texas A&M (4-1) at No. 23 Louisiana Tech. Next: vs. No. 9 LSU, Saturday. No. 23 Louisiana Tech (5-0) vs. No. 22 Texas A&M. Next: vs. Idaho, Saturday. No. 24 Boise State (5-1) beat Fresno State 20-10. Next: vs. UNLV, Saturday. No. 25 Michigan (4-2) beat Illinois 450. Next: vs. Michigan State, Saturday. College Football Scores Saturday SOUTH Alcorn St. 21, Alabama A&M 20 Appalachian St. 28, Samford 25 Bethel (Tenn.) 51, Union (Ky.) 48 Campbellsville 28, Lindsey Wilson 23 52, North Carson-Newman Greenville 10 Charleston Southern 32, VMI 14 Chattanooga 31, Furman 10 Delaware St. 31, SC State 17 E. Kentucky 45, Austin Peay 14 East Carolina 41, Memphis 7 Ferrum 51, NC Wesleyan 35 Florida 31, Vanderbilt 17 Florida A&M 44, Savannah St. 3 Florida St. 51, Boston College 7 Gardner-Webb 30, Mid-Am Nazarene 28 Georgetown (Ky.) 41, Cumberlands 35 Georgia Southern 17, Wofford 9 Hampden-Sydney 47, Emory & Henry 17 Hampton 28, Norfolk St. 14 Jackson St. 37, Alabama St. 34 Jacksonville 34, Davidson 24 James Madison 27, William & Mary 26, 2OT Kentucky Wesleyan 42, Lindenwood 35 Lane 16, Point (Ga.) 10 Lenoir-Rhyne 51, Tusculum 6 Liberty 56, Presbyterian 7 MVSU 45, Grambling St. 21 Maryland 27, Virginia 20 Middle Tennessee 34, FIU 30 Miles 45, Kentucky St. 0 Mississippi 41, Auburn 20 NC A&T 38, Howard 10 NC Central 24, Morgan St. 20 North Carolina 18, Miami 14 SE Louisiana 27, Northwestern St. 22 Sam Houston St. 41, Nicholls St. 0 Shaw 48, Livingstone 20 Southern U. 34, Texas Southern 7 Stony Brook 27, Coastal Carolina 21 The Citadel 45, W. Carolina 31 Thomas More 28, Thiel 16 Tulane 27, SMU 26 UT-Martin 66, Murray St. 59 Villanova 38, Old Dominion 14 Virginia Tech 41, Duke 20 Washington & Lee 49, RandolphMacon 14 Winston-Salem 56, St. Augustine's 37 EAST Albany (NY) 36, St. Francis (Pa.) 13 Albright 45, FDU-Florham 0 Bloomsburg 48, East Stroudsburg 27 Bryant 38, Robert Morris 35 Butler 17, Marist 14 CCSU 38, Duquesne 31 California (Pa.) 30, Lock Haven 0 Castleton St. 45, Becker 13 Colgate 51, Holy Cross 35 Cornell 41, Monmouth (NJ) 38 Cortland St. 45, Brockport 27 Delaware Valley 38, King's (Pa.) 0 Georgia St. 41, Rhode Island 7 Hamilton 14, Bowdoin 13 Harvard 35, Bucknell 7 Indiana (Pa.) 26, Edinboro 10



SPORTS ON TV TODAY GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Portugal Masters, final round, at Vilamoura, Portugal 1:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Greater Hickory Classic, final round, at Conover, N.C. 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Open, final round, at San Martin, Calif. 7:30 p.m. TGC — Tour, Miccosukee Championship, final round, at Miami (same-day tape) 9:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA Malaysia, final round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. FOX — Playoffs, National League Championship Series, game 1, San Francisco vs. St. Louis MOTORSPORTS 6 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, at Motegi, Japan (same-day tape) NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader 4 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 8:20 p.m. NBC — Green Bay at Houston WNBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Playoffs, finals, game 1, teams TBD WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Minnesota at Nebraska

MONDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. FOX — NLCS, game 2, San Francisco vs. St. Louis NFL FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Denver at San Diego

TUESDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Louisiana-Lafayette at North Texas MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. TBS — ALCS, game 3, Detroit vs. New York SOCCER 2:55 p.m. ESPN2 — Men's national teams, World Cup qualifier, Spain vs. France, at Madrid 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Men's national teams, World Cup qualifier, U.S. vs. Guatemala, at Kansas City, Kan.

WEDNESDAY GOLF 1:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Perth International, first round, at Perth, Australia MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3:30 p.m. FOX — NLCS, game 3, San Francisco vs. Washington or St. Louis 8 p.m. TBS — ALCS, game 4, Detroit vs. Baltimore or New York SOCCER 10 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, Salt Lake at Seattle WNBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Playoffs, finals, game 2, Indiana at Minnesota WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 8 p.m. FSN — Iowa St. at Texas

THURSDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. FSN — Houston at SMU 9 p.m. ESPN — Oregon at Arizona St. EXTREME SPORTS 11 p.m. NBCSN — Dew Tour, Toyota City Championships, at San Francisco GOLF 2 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The McGladrey Classic, first round, at St. Simons Island, Ga. 5 p.m. TGC — Tour, Jacksonville Open, first round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (same-day tape) 1:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Perth International, second round, at Perth, Australia MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m. TBS — ALCS, game 5, Detroit vs. Baltimore or New York (if necessary) 7:30 p.m. FOX — NLCS, game 4, San Francisco vs. Washington or St. Louis NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. NFL — Seattle at San Francisco PREP FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Deland (Fla.) at Sandalwood (Fla.) Kean 45, William Paterson 33 Kent St. 31, Army 17 Lafayette 20, Yale 10 Lebanon Valley 21, Wilkes 13 Lehigh 17, Georgetown 14 Louisville 45, Pittsburgh 35 Mass. Maritime 56, Fitchburg St. 32 Mercyhurst 38, Gannon 29 Millersville 35, Cheyney 0 Montclair St. 24, College of NJ 14 Muhlenberg 35, Gettysburg 31 New Hampshire 44, Richmond 40 New Haven 17, Bentley 13 Penn 24, Columbia 20 Princeton 19, Brown 0 RPI 31, Rochester 21 Rutgers 23, Syracuse 15 Sacred Heart 27, Dartmouth 10 Slippery Rock 28, Clarion 20 Susquehanna 38, Moravian 18 Temple 17, UConn 14, OT Towson 24, Maine 19 Ursinus 37, Juniata 27 Utica 41, Frostburg St. 0 W. New England 36, MIT 14 Washington & Jefferson 24, Westminster (Pa.) 21 MIDWEST Adrian 10, Trine 3 Alabama 42, Missouri 10 Albion 17, Kalamazoo 14 Ashland 30, Walsh 0 Augsburg 45, St. Olaf 37 Augustana (Ill.) 24, Millikin 14 Augustana (SD) 66, Upper Iowa 20 Ball St. 30, W. Michigan 24, OT Bemidji St. 23, Northern St. (SD) 6 Bowling Green 37, Miami (Ohio) 12 Buena Vista 30, Central 25 Cincinnati 49, Fordham 17 Coe 41, Dubuque 38, 2OT Concordia (Ill.) 47, Concordia (Wis.) 44, OT Concordia (Moor.) 63, Hamline 14 Cornell (Iowa) 42, Knox 38 Dayton 41, Morehead St. 27

Drake 35, Valparaiso 21 E. Illinois 31, Jacksonville St. 28 Greenville 46, Martin Luther 39 Hillsdale 30, Ferris St. 20 Hope 49, Alma 14 Illinois College 31, Beloit 9 Illinois St. 35, Youngstown St. 28 Indiana St. 17, N. Dakota St. 14 Iowa 19, Michigan St. 16, 2OT Kansas St. 27, Iowa St. 21 Lake Erie 35, Malone 24 Lake Forest 28, Monmouth (Ill.) 24 Lakeland 32, Maranatha Baptist 7 Michigan 45, Illinois 0 Michigan Tech 28, Northwood (Mich.) 21 Minn. Duluth 44, Minot St. 6 Minn. St.-Mankato 34, SW Minnesota St. 31, 2OT Minn. St.-Moorhead 35, Minn.Crookston 13 Minn.-Morris 27, Eureka 23 Missouri St. 27, South Dakota 24 N. Arizona 45, North Dakota 38 N. Illinois 45, Buffalo 3 N. Michigan 38, Grand Valley St. 10 Northwestern 21, Minnesota 13 Northwestern (Minn.) 34, Crown (Minn.) 0 Notre Dame 20, Stanford 13, OT Ohio 34, Akron 28 Ohio Dominican 63, Findlay 31 Oklahoma St. 20, Kansas 14 Rhodes 14, Macalester 0 Ripon 37, Grinnell 21 S. Dakota St. 31, W. Illinois 10 S. Dakota Tech 75, Presentation 6 S. Illinois 34, N. Iowa 31 Simpson (Iowa) 28, Loras 7 St. Cloud St. 55, Mary 13 St. John's (Minn.) 51, Carleton 14 St. Norbert 79, Lawrence 7 St. Scholastica 20, Westminster (Mo.) 6 St. Thomas (Minn.) 37, Bethel (Minn.) 0

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St. Xavier 45, Siena Heights 7 Taylor 34, Concordia (Mich.) 7 Tennessee St. 40, SE Missouri 28 Tiffin 27, Notre Dame Coll. 22 Valley City St. 16, Gustavus 0 Wartburg 24, Luther 10 Winona St. 17, Wayne (Neb.) 13 Wis. Lutheran 28, Aurora 14 Wis.-Eau Claire 24, Wis.-LaCrosse 9 Wis.-Oshkosh 31, Wis.-Platteville 14 Wis.-River Falls 26, Wis.-Stevens Pt. 15 Wis.-Whitewater 41, Wis.-Stout 7 Wisconsin 38, Purdue 14 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 36, South Alabama 29 Houston 39, UAB 17 Oklahoma 63, Texas 21 Rice 34, UTSA 14 TCU 49, Baylor 21 Texas St. 38, Idaho 7 Texas Tech 49, West Virginia 14 FAR WEST Air Force 28, Wyoming 27 Boise St. 20, Fresno St. 10 E. Washington 27, Montana St. 24 Nevada 42, UNLV 37 Oregon St. 42, BYU 24 S. Utah 30, Montana 20 San Diego 44, Campbell 0 San Diego St. 38, Colorado St. 14 Southern Cal 24, Washington 14 UC Davis 52, Idaho St. 45 UCLA 21, Utah 14 Utah St. 49, San Jose St. 27

Brian Gay......................69-71-67—207 Frank Lickliter II.............71-64-72—207 Mathew Goggin ............69-70-69—208 D.J.Trahan.....................73-66-69—208 Ernie Els........................71-68-69—208 Camilo Villegas.............70-66-72—208 Davis Love III ................69-67-72—208 John Merrick .................72-68-68—208 Tim Herron....................70-65-73—208 Jimmy Walker................73-68-67—208 Angel Cabrera ..............71-68-70—209 Derek Ernst...................65-72-72—209 J.J. Killeen .....................67-72-70—209 Heath Slocum...............70-70-69—209 Mark Anderson.............71-70-68—209 Robert Karlsson ...........70-68-72—210 Patrick Reed .................73-67-70—210 Scott Brown ..................73-68-69—210 Brian Davis....................72-69-69—210 Kelly Kraft......................72-69-69—210 Stephen Gangluff .........70-67-74—211 Charlie Beljan ...............69-67-75—211 Bud Cauley ...................68-72-71—211 Vaughn Taylor ...............67-74-70—211 Miguel Angel Carballo..73-65-74—212 Chris Riley.....................70-69-73—212 Stephen Ames..............71-68-73—212 Todd Hamilton...............73-67-72—212 Erik Compton................69-71-72—212 Kevin Streelman ...........72-69-72—213 Cameron Beckman ......71-70-72—213 Billy Mayfair...................72-69-72—213 Garrett Willis..................67-70-78—215 Ryuji Imada...................70-70-77—217 J.B. Holmes...................71-70-79—220

Ohio High School Football Scores Saturday's Scores Akr. Buchtel 30, Akr. North 6 Ashtabula Edgewood 33, Gates Mills Gilmour 24 Austintown Fitch 68, Marion Harding 7 Bedford St. Peter Chanel 18, Cle. VASJ 12 Bellaire 52, Belmont Union Local 14 Bellaire St. John 14, Sherman, W.Va. 6 Birmingham Brother Rice, Mich. 30, Cin. La Salle 29 Bowerston Conotton Valley 35, Toronto 32 Cin. McNicholas 38, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 12 Cin. Purcell Marian 21, Hamilton Badin 14 Cin. Taft 27, Day. Dunbar 20 Cle. Glenville 42, Cle. JFK 0 Cle. Hay 22, Cle. Rhodes 0 Cle. Knights 34, Hudson WRA 15 Cle. St. Ignatius 56, St. Francis, N.Y. 0 Cols. Grandview Hts. 44, Lancaster Fisher Cath. 13 Cols. Ready 45, Montpelier 0 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 37, Cle. Benedictine 7 Cuyahoga Hts. 31, Beachwood 28 Edon 42, Oregon Stritch 19 Fremont St. Joseph 16, Tiffin Calvert 14 Lakewood St. Edward 27, Cin. St. Xavier 16 Louisville Aquinas 37, Youngs. East 6 Miami Valley Christian Academy 42, Cin. Oyler 16 Parma Hts. Holy Name 22, Cle. Cent. Cath. 13 Portsmouth Notre Dame 47, Franklin Furnace Green 12 Warren JFK 36, Garfield Hts. Trinity 6

Greater Hickory Classic Scores Saturday At Rock Barn Golf and Spa (Jones Course) Conover, N.C. Purse: $1.6 million Yardage: 7,090; Par: 72 Second Round Fred Funk ...........................66-66—132 Larry Mize...........................66-67—133 Chip Beck...........................69-67—136 Duffy Waldorf......................69-67—136 Mark Wiebe........................67-69—136 Gene Sauers......................69-68—137 Peter Senior........................68-69—137 Dan Forsman .....................65-72—137 David Frost .........................66-71—137 Mark O'Meara ....................70-69—139 Bernhard Langer................70-69—139 John Cook..........................68-71—139 Jay Don Blake....................67-72—139 Dick Mast............................72-68—140 Loren Roberts....................70-70—140 Steve Pate ..........................70-70—140 Jeff Sluman ........................69-71—140 Bobby Clampett .................69-71—140 Scott Simpson....................68-72—140 Bob Gilder ..........................72-69—141 Willie Wood.........................70-71—141 Jeff Freeman ......................69-72—141 Bruce Vaughan...................68-73—141 Rod Spittle..........................71-71—142 Mark Mouland....................70-72—142 Russ Cochran ....................70-72—142 Tom Lehman ......................68-74—142 Bob Tway ............................71-72—143 Hale Irwin............................71-72—143 Tommy Armour III ..............73-70—143 Kirk Triplett ..........................70-73—143 Rick Fehr ............................74-69—143 Roger Chapman ................74-69—143 Tom Jenkins .......................69-74—143 Brad Faxon.........................72-72—144 Mark McNulty.....................71-73—144 Joel Edwards......................73-71—144 Andrew Magee...................73-71—144 Bobby Wadkins ..................70-74—144 Steve Lowery......................70-74—144 Craig Stadler ......................70-74—144 Joe Daley............................74-70—144 Kenny Perry........................74-70—144 Michael Allen......................69-75—144 Olin Browne........................74-70—144 Mark Brooks.......................75-69—144 Mike Reid............................68-76—144 Corey Pavin........................71-74—145 Lance Ten Broeck ..............72-73—145 Tom Purtzer........................71-74—145 Jerry Pate ...........................74-71—145 David Eger..........................74-71—145 Gary Hallberg.....................74-71—145 Tom Kite..............................68-77—145 Jeff Hart..............................75-70—145 David Peoples ....................75-71—146 Eduardo Romero ...............79-67—146 Sandy Lyle..........................70-77—147 Jay Haas.............................73-74—147 Wayne Levi.........................70-77—147 Bill Glasson ........................75-72—147 Gil Morgan..........................72-76—148 Larry Nelson.......................73-75—148 Jim Rutledge ......................73-75—148 Mike Goodes......................74-74—148 Robin Byrd..........................76-72—148 Chien Soon Lu...................73-76—149 Jim Thorpe .........................74-75—149 Peter Jacobsen ..................70-79—149 Walter Hall..........................75-74—149 Mark Calcavecchia ............74-76—150 Allen Doyle .........................75-75—150 D.A. Weibring......................73-78—151 Esteban Toledo...................77-74—151 John Harris.........................76-76—152 Jim Gallagher, Jr. ...............77-75—152 James Mason.....................78-75—153 Dana Quigley .....................80-75—155 P.H. Horgan III ....................78-79—157

BASKETBALL WNBA Playoff Glance All Times EDT CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (x-if necessary) (Best-of-3) Eastern Conference Connecticut 2, New York 0 Indiana 2, Atlanta 1 Western Conference Minnesota 2, Seattle 1 Los Angeles 2, San Antonio 0 CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-3) (x-if necessary) Eastern Conference Indiana 2, Connecticut 1 Friday, Oct. 5: Connecticut 76, Indiana 64 Monday, Oct. 8: Indiana 78, Connecticut 76 Thursday, Oct. 11: Indiana 87, Connecticut 71 Western Conference Minnesota 2, Los Angeles 0 Thursday, Oct. 4: Minnesota 94, Los Angeles 77 Sunday, Oct. 7: Minnesota 80, Los Angeles 79 CHAMPIONSHIP (Best-of-5) Minnesota vs. Indiana Sunday, Oct. 14: Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17: Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19: Minnesota at Indiana, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 21: Minnesota at Indiana, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 24: Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

GOLF Open Scores Saturday At CordeValle Golf Club San Martin, Calif. Purse: $5 million Yardage: 7,368; Par 71 Third Round John Mallinger ..............66-62-70—198 Jonas Blixt.....................66-68-66—200 Charles Howell III .........66-69-66—201 Jason Kokrak ................68-66-67—201 Vijay Singh ....................70-66-66—202 Alexandre Rocha..........69-67-66—202 Russell Knox.................70-68-65—203 Danny Lee ....................69-67-67—203 Greg Owen ...................66-69-68—203 Scott Dunlap .................70-63-70—203 Jhonattan Vegas...........65-67-71—203 Gary Woodland.............66-72-66—204 Bryce Molder ................71-67-66—204 Jerry Kelly .....................69-68-67—204 John Rollins ..................71-69-64—204 D.A. Points.....................68-67-69—204 Nicolas Colsaerts .........65-68-71—204 Nick O'Hern...................62-71-71—204 Jeff Maggert..................67-71-67—205 David Mathis.................68-70-67—205 Tim Petrovic ..................70-68-67—205 Patrick Cantlay..............67-70-68—205 Jeff Overton ..................68-69-68—205 Zack Miller.....................70-69-66—205 Bill Lunde ......................69-67-69—205 Ben Curtis.....................69-71-65—205 Billy Horschel................67-65-73—205 Martin Flores.................71-67-68—206 Chez Reavie .................73-65-68—206 Nathan Green...............72-66-68—206 Steven Bowditch...........71-64-71—206 Matt Jones ....................70-66-70—206 Richard H. Lee..............71-67-69—207 Rocco Mediate .............67-71-69—207 Rod Pampling ...............70-68-69—207 Will Claxton...................67-69-71—207 Garth Mulroy.................73-67-67—207

TRANSACTIONS Saturday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES_Activated RHP Cody Eppley to the League Championship Series roster. Deactivated INF Eduardo Nunez. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS_Waived G Stefhon Hannah. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL_Suspended Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. BUFFALO BILLS_Signed DT Jay Ross and OL David Snow from the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS_Signed QB Thaddeus Lewis to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS_Signed G Greg Van Roten from the practice squad. P I T T S B U R G H STEELERS_Released TE Weslye Saunders. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS_Signed DE Markus White from the practice squad. HOCKEY Central Hockey League MISSOURI MAVERICKS_Waived D Aaron Schwartz. TEXAS BRAHMAS_Announced F Riley Boychuk and F Shawn Szydlowski were assigned to the team by Rochester (AHL). Waived F Brian Yanovitch, F Paul Lee, F Kevin Willer and F Justin Fox. COLLEGE WAKE FOREST_Suspended S Duran Lowe and OT Devin Bolling indefinitely.



Sunday, October 14, 2012



Cooler High: 58°

Mostly clear Low: 47°






Partly cloudy High: 70° Low: 48°

Partly cloudy High: 64° Low: 52°

Chance of rain High: 60° Low: 39°

Partly cloudy High: 62° Low: 40°

TODAY’S STATEWIDE FORECAST Sunday, October 14, 2012 forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures





Cleveland 64° | 37°

Toledo 66° | 33°

Sunrise Monday 7:47 a.m. ........................... Sunset tonight 6:58 p.m. ........................... Moonrise today 6:45 a.m. ........................... Moonset today 6:17 p.m. ........................... New




Youngstown 63° | 28°

Mansfield 66° | 32°


58° 47° Oct. 15

Oct. 21

Oct. 29

Nov. 6

Today’s UV factor. 3

Fronts Cold

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+ Low




Very High

Air Quality Index Moderate


Main Pollutant: Particulate

Pollen Summary 4




Peak group: Weeds

Mold Summary 3,049




Top Mold: Undifferentiated Source: Regional Air Pollution Control Agency

GLOBAL City Athens Berlin Calgary Dublin Hong Kong Jerusalem London Montreal Moscow Paris Tokyo

Lo 53 35 29 37 75 73 46 32 35 48 64





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Yesterday’s Extremes: High: 98 at Laredo, Texas



Hi Otlk 78 pc 55 rn 64 pc 53 pc 84 clr 84 clr 58 rn 46 rn 46 rn 60 rn 73 rn

Columbus 73° | 35°

Dayton 72° | 39°


Warm Stationary



Pressure Low


Cincinnati 73° | 37°

90s 100s 110s

Portsmouth 75° | 38°

Low: 16 at Saranac Lake, N.Y.


NATIONAL CITIES Temperatures indicate Saturday’s high and overnight low to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Hi Lo Prc Otlk 52 25 Rain Albany,N.Y. Anchorage 36 29 Cldy Atlanta 75 60 Cldy Atlantic City 57 31 PCldy Austin 85 74 .05 Cldy Baltimore 58 35 Cldy Birmingham 82 66 PCldy Bismarck 70 26 PCldy Boise 69 53 .02PCldy Boston 53 35 Rain Buffalo 51 30 .04 Rain Burlington,Vt. 53 26 Rain Casper 64 49 Clr Charleston,S.C. 73 58 PCldy Charlotte,N.C. 68 45 PCldy Chicago 64 41 .21 Rain Cincinnati 73 43 Rain Cleveland 64 34 .07 Rain 75 56 PCldy Columbia,S.C. Columbus,Ohio 70 38 Rain Concord,N.H. 52 23 Rain Dallas-Ft Worth 84 72 Clr Dayton 69 38 Rain Denver 55 41 .51PCldy Des Moines 77 50 .82 Cldy Detroit 55 32 .10 Rain


Greensboro,N.C. Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Jackson,Miss. Jacksonville Kansas City Key West Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Beach Milwaukee Mpls-St Paul Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh St Louis San Francisco Seattle Washington,D.C.

Hi Lo Prc Otlk 65 42 PCldy 87 77 Clr 89 68 Cldy 69 43 Rain 84 58 Cldy 83 62 Cldy 68 56 .29PCldy 85 77 Cldy 75 55 Clr 82 59 .01PCldy 77 57 Clr 75 44 Rain 83 65 Rain 85 73 .09 Cldy 61 42 .76 Rain 53 47 .04 Cldy 79 53 Rain 85 65 Cldy 53 38 Cldy 75 67 2.56 Clr 85 68 PCldy 59 37 Cldy 81 61 Clr 66 30 Cldy 78 57 Rain 72 52 Cldy 60 53 .17 Rain 60 41 PCldy

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................69 at 3:11 p.m. Low Yesterday..............................38 at 4:45 p.m. Normal High .....................................................65 Normal Low ......................................................45 Record High ........................................86 in 1975 Record Low.........................................27 in 1988

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m................................0.0 Month to date ................................................1.84 Normal month to date ...................................1.27 Year to date .................................................26.06 Normal year to date ....................................32.88 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, Oct. 14, the 288th day of 2012. There are 78 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 14, 1912, former President Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the White House as the Progressive candidate, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee by New York saloonkeeper John Schrank. Despite the wound, Roosevelt went ahead with a scheduled speech, declaring, “It takes more than one bullet to kill a bull moose.” On this date: • In 1066, Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the

English at the Battle of Hastings. • In 1586, Mary, Queen of Scots, went on trial in England, accused of committing treason against Queen Elizabeth I. (Mary was beheaded in February 1587.) • In 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas. • In 1908, the E.M. Forster novel “A Room With a View” was first published by Edward Arnold of London. • In 1939, a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the HMS Royal Oak, a British battleship anchored at Scapa Flow in Scotland’s Orkney

Islands; 833 of the more than 1,200 men aboard were killed. • In 1947, Air Force test pilot Charles E. (“Chuck”) Yeager (YAY’gur) broke the sound barrier as he flew the experimental Bell XS-1 (later X-1) rocket plane over Muroc Dry Lake in California. • In 1960, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy suggested the idea of a Peace Corps while addressing an audience of students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. • Today’s Birthdays: Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop is 96. Actor Roger Moore is 85.

Few good options to secure Syria chemical arsenal BEIRUT (AP) The U.S. and regional allies are closely monitoring Syria’s chemical weapons caught in the midst of a raging civil war but options for securing the toxic agents stuffed into shells, bombs and missiles are fraught with risk. President Bashar Assad’s embattled regime is believed to have one of the largest chemical weapons stockpiles in the world. Fears have risen that a cornered Assad might use them or that they could fall into the hands of extremists, whether the Lebanese Hezbollah militia, an Assad ally, or al-Qaida-inspired militants among the rebels. For now, the main storage and production sites are considered secure. However, some suggest the civil war poses one of the gravest risks of losing control over non-conventional weapons since the breakup of the Soviet Union two decades ago. Syria’s suspected arsenal is scattered across a number of locations, mainly in the north and west, where fighting between Assad’s forces and rebels seeking to oust him has been heaviest. “We need to be up front that this is not something very easy to do,” Steven Bucci, a former senior Defense Department official, said of attempts to keep the weapons locked up. The price of military action against the arsenal is prohibitively high, Bucci and others say. Airstrikes on chemical weapons depots could inadvertently release toxic clouds or expose them to looters. A ground operation would require thousands of troops, and the U.S. administration has pushed back on any suggestion of direct military action in Syria. Pinpoint operations by special forces could easily go wrong. The issue has been a topic in the U.S. presidential campaign. Republican nominee Mitt Romney has said he would send U.S. troops into Syria if needed to prevent the spread of chemical weapons, while President Barack Obama has said that movement or use of chemical weapons would have “enormous consequences.” Syria’s secrecy compounds the problem. Damascus hasn’t

In this Oct. 11, file photo, a general view of hangars at a desert military training facility where U.S. forces are training Jordanian commandos in Russeifeh, Jordan. The U.S. and regional allies are closely monitoring Syria's chemical weapons but seem to have few good options other for securing the toxic agents stuffed into shells, bombs and missiles that have been caught in the midst of a raging civil war. signed non-proliferation agreements, long denying it has chemical weapons. Syria “is a black hole for us,” said Michael Luhan of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, declining to give an estimate of the size of the arsenal because foreign inspectors are barred. Other experts acknowledge there is no firm data and say they base their estimates largely on U.S. intelligence reports. Syria is believed to have hundreds, if not thousands, of tons of chemical agents, said Leonard Spector, deputy director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. This includes mustard gas, a blistering agent, and the more lethal nerve agents sarin and VX, he said. The chemical agents are believed to be designed for use in artillery shells, aerial bombs and ballistic missiles, said Scott Stewart of the U.S. security think tank Stratfor. It is not known to what extent the chemical agents have already

placed in munitions. Bucci, of The Heritage Foundation, said he believed “most of it” has been put into artillery shells and rockets. Bucci and Stewart estimate some 50 sites are associated with the program. A map by the Monterey think tank shows four production sites: one 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and a major battleground, and three outside the cities of Hama, Homs and Latakia. Storage sites have been identified near Hama, Homs and the capital Damascus, which also has a research and development facility. Three sites are marked as having dual use infrastructure, for both civilian and military purposes. Anxiety rose over the summer after the regime warned it might use chemical weapons against foreign attackers. Obama warned Assad that the threat of chemical warfare is a “red line” for the U.S. Even key Assad ally Russia told him to stand down. Syria has not used chemical weapons, unlike Iraq’s former

leader Saddam Hussein. Analysts say the bigger threat is that the weapons fall into the wrong hands. Such worries over the fate of advanced weaponry were highlighted on Friday, when a shadowy militant group known as Jabhat al-Nusra joined Syrian rebels in seizing a government missile defense base. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said late last month that Washington believes the main sites are secure but the regime apparently moved some chemical weapons to protect them. Panetta acknowledged that the U.S. doesn’t know what happened to some of the weapons. Spector told Congress this summer that the regime could lose control over chemical weapons sites, even as it holds on to Syria’s urban centers. The rebels control stretches of countryside in the north and the west, close to where the main production facilities are believed to be, said Spector, a former senior U.S. arms control official. With front lines shifting, such sites could fall behind rebel lines or its

regime guards could abandon them. Hezbollah fighters, meanwhile, could take advantage of the chaos and try to loot installations. Israel, which fought a war with Hezbollah in 2006, has warned it would act, presumably by striking suspicious Hezbollah convoys. However, the possibilities for military action are limited because of the size and decentralization of Syria’s arsenal. Bucci and Stewart said airstrikes carry too much risk of harming civilians, while targeted operations would not be able to secure all sites simultaneously. Using special forces “would necessitate putting troops in harm’s way, without overwhelming support,” said Stewart, a former anti-terrorism investigator at the U.S. State Department. “The only way to secure all the sites in a comprehensive manner is through a large ground force, which is politically untenable at this point.” Technical and political restraints could decrease the risks of militants obtaining and using chemical weapons. Militant groups may lack the proper gear, training and logistics to move chemical weapons, said Michael Eisenstadt of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Some chemicals are stored in heavy bulk containers, while socalled binary munitions for missile warheads require separate components that are likely stored separately, he noted. Smaller munitions, such as an artillery shell filled with chemical agents, would be easy to move, Bucci said. Militants could “fit it in a suitcase, carry it around and use it by hooking it up to other munitions,” he said. Hezbollah could be deterred by the threat of Israeli retaliation, said Stewart. Such payback would jeopardize Hezbollah’s standing as a key military and political force in Lebanon. “The largest concern is jihadist actors getting their hands on chemical weapons munitions and using them in the region,” such as firing rockets at Israel or targeting Western diplomatic missions in the area, he said.


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Eric Beckman clears trails using a leaf blower Wednesday at Stillwater Prairie Reserve near Bradford. Beckman was able to find his dream job with the Miami County Park District with assistance from RT Industries.


Purpose through

Productivity RT Industries helps employees find their niche BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer

David Boggs works on packaging for Hippo Patch, a peel and stick product, at RT Industries Wednesday in Troy.

It’s a “purpose driven life” for the employees of RT Industries, as well as the community they serve. In honor of National Disability Employment awareness month, RT Industries Operations Manager Sharon Emerick opened the doors of the facility to showcase the hard work RT Industries employees do on a daily basis. “We have about 100 individuals with a variety of disabilities that come here to work each day,” Emerick said last week during a tour of the facility at 110 Foss Way, in Troy. “This is where they are employed and participate and work hard.” Emerick said it is all too often people drive by the building and wonder what occupational employees are doing — so she welcomes anyone or organization to schedule an appointment to see the hard work each employee is doing each day. “These folks get a paycheck and have taxes taken out just like any other citizen,” said Terry Naas, Riverside of Miami County’s community relations and staff development manager. At RTI, employee Jason McCabe carefully removes “all the dots” from felt-material left behind from a punchout of a piece needed for the auto industry. “I’m taking out all the dots — there’s six of them and that’s all we do and we put them in stacks of 10,” McCabe said. McCabe, a 40-year-old man from Piqua, is visually impaired and completes all his work by touch. “I love to do this,” McCabe said. “Certain jobs I can’t do being blind, but this, this I can do better than other ones.” McCabe, an employee at RTI since 1989, said the work is tedious but enjoyable. “It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it,” McCabe said of the piecework task. Emerick said collaboration with local companies for the piece work —

At RTI, employee Jason McCabe carefully removes “all the dots” from feltmaterial left behind from a punch-out of a piece needed for the auto industry. as well as placing employees at job sites — including a recent position fulfilled at Miami County Parks District, is a win-win for all involved. “IT’s the best of both worlds,” Emerick said. “They have a need to be out in the community and the employers are really supportive, or they use us as a temporary agency.” Emerick said Riverside of Miami County helps consumers with transportation, job coaches to ease the transition of full-time work of consumers with a variety of skills as varied as their disabilities. “This is a place of work,” Emerick emphasized. David Boggs, 40, of Troy was hard at work folding a soft cement sealant material and packaging the product “Hippo Patch,” a product from Concrete Sealant of New Carlisle. “We are used to doing technical stuff,” Boggs said. Boggs said there was a rhythm to the piece work, although he claimed he

likes the routine. “I’m faster,” he said. “I like to work — good money.” Boggs said he enjoys “pay day” by going to the movies to relax after a hard day’s work. Yet, sometimes a good job awaits on the weekends as well, as Naas explained many workers help recycle materials and clean up during local fairs and festivals. “They are outside and being active in their community and provide a service while they are doing it,” Naas said, noting employees have been working at festivals such as Ft. Rowdy Days and recently at the Tipp City Mum Festival. “They do all kinds of jobs out in the community and they do a nice job.” DREAM JOB The love of the outdoors is what gets Eric Beckman out of bed each day. Beckman, 40, of Troy, started his part-time “dream job” in March work-

ing with the Miami County Park District. “I love mowing,” Beckman said of his favorite task “It’s relaxing – I don’t miss any grass.” Beckman also has a degree he earned several years ago from Hocking Hills Technical College in fish and natural applied sciences. Beckman has Asperger’s Disorder. Beckman can list off any type of fish found in the rivers which flow through all Miami County’s parks. “He landed his dream gig,” said Michelle Duley, a supported employer specialist. Beckman said his favorite park at which to work is Stillwater Prairie Reserve, outside of Covington, or Garbry’s Reserve near Piqua. “I blow the leaves off the trails, clean the restrooms, get rid of the bugs,” Beckman said. “I helped load up picnic tables for Farm Fest. I can use a chainsaw (too).” Beckman listed the variety of invasive plants he helps the park district battle throughout the year — including the thorn in his side of one plant in particular. “Honeysuckle — the chain saw takes out the evasive stuff,” he said. Beckman also assisted Dan Weaver, parks operation manager, in painting signs and benches and other work. Yet Beckman said he enjoys the parks in his spare time well after clocking out for the day. “I went fishing a couple times after work — just 8- or 9-inch bluegill,” he said. Duley said Beckman’s personality fit the bill with his love the outdoors and his mannerisms. “This so fits his personality — he’s laid back, easygoing. This was the perfect job match for him,” she said. For those like Beckman, McCabe and Boggs, it’s opportunities at companies like RT Industries and other local businesses which provides them with not only a well-earned paycheck, but also a productive purpose. For more information about the services provided by Riverside of Miami County or the schedule a tour of RT Industries, visit

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The smack-dab middle of plumb perfect A few days ago I took a long ramble through a certain large woods. Sun streaming through the overhead tangle of limbs and leaves was dazzling-bright, while patches of sky stretched above the treetops like a crystalline blue canopy. Appearances, however, don’t always tell the whole story. And in this case, sun and sky belied the gusty wind and decidedly chilly air temperature, which combined into what an uncharitable person might have called downright frigid. I zipped my jacket tighter and picked up the pace, hoping to set the calories to cookin’. Not that I can’t wine with the best of ‘em. But I remembered our just-passed sweltering summer—and how I’d grumbled and complained about the insufferable heat, loudly and at tedious length, to anyone who’d listen. To begin bellyaching about being cold so soon seemed, well, churlish. Plus, seeing as how I was alone, any immediate whining could only be accomplished via cell phone, which I find a generally less than satisfying diatribe. As I traipsed briskly along, I recalled another October walk

man asked, grinning as he gave an expansive sweep of his flannel-clad arm. He then stuck out his lower lip and pointed at it with his finger. “When I was a young’un, we called this place Pouty Lip. That’s how it looks from off to the side, like a big pooched-out pouty lip.” The projecting ledge overlooked a stunning expanse of Jim McGuire some of the most magnificent Troy Daily News Columnist Appalachian foothill country around. I cautiously sidled a bit closer to the rounded edge and through a different woods, with peered over at a sea of treetops a oldster named Ellis Ratliff. a long ways below. My unexThat day, too, had been nippy pected appearance startled a when the spry octogenarian and sentinel crow which cawed a I began the mile-and-a-half hoarse alarm and launched tramp through the dense south- itself from the top of a bright eastern-Ohio woods to a back-in red oak near the cliff ’s base. spot he wanted to share. Enjoying the odd perspective of The journey took us two an overhead view, I watched as hours — pretty good given his the bird flapped quickly away age, my physical condition at into the shadowed timber far the time, and the ruggedness of down-slope. the hills-and-hollers landscape. The forest was a typical mix Finally we crested a particular- of oak and hickory, ash and ly high, steep ridge, dropped beech, maple, sweetgum, irondown on the opposite side wood, buckeye, wahoo, dogwood, maybe fifty yards, and made walnut, poplar, sassafras, and our way onto a wide shelf of more, including pawpaw, gray, lichen-covered stone sycamore, and locust along the which jutted into space. creek bottoms. All spread out in “What d’you think?” the old deep wrinkles like an old patch-

work quilt—one done from colorful scraps of scarlet and gold, crimson, bronze, orange, tan, lemon, and a burgundy so dark as to appear a brownish-purple. Plenty of greens, too—everything from pines and hemlocks, to leaves still unturned, and others halfway through their transformations. “Aren’t we lucky to be here today?” Ellis asked, after he’d taken a long appreciative look and several deep breaths. “Right in the smack-dab middle of plumb perfect!” The smack-dab middle of plumb perfect! I’ve never forgotten that wonderful line. It also remains the best description I’ve ever heard of being in the ideal spot at the optimal moment. The woods I was walking in the other morning wasn’t anywhere close to being as vast as the sprawling forest Ellis and I viewed that long-ago October day. And even when I trudged to the top of the highest little hill in the whole track, I couldn’t see more than a hundred yards through the thick understory. But the day was gorgeous. And the sugar maples and dog-

woods, abetted by the vertical flames of twining woodbine, were really putting on a show. As it turned out, that was the last time Ellis got to stand on Pouty Lip ledge and savor a hill-country fall in all its colorful splendor. Perhaps this wasn’t quite a comparable day. Not yet exactly that ultimate, superlative moment. Maybe not the season’s color peak. But who knows when or if we’ll enjoy any real peak this time around. The wind was certainly tearing plenty of leaves from the trees; enough so the ground was already carpeted ankle-deep. Would any remain to turn brighter later on? Life is lived in the moment. And I’ve learned to enjoy and be grateful for whatever I’m given. And that was a sunlit woods glowing gold—incredibly radiant, utterly beautiful. I felt good, at peace, happy—even comfortably warm. So I looked around and whispered this to the wind…that I realized my luck and gift, and knew I’d somehow again ambled myself into the smack-dab middle of plumb perfect!

Push for healthier truckers gains momentum add a function to their smartphone app to help truckers identify healthy food choices at their locations and fast food restaurants. David Parmly, the company’s employee services manager, says their truck stops have adjusted recipes to make them healthier and offer oatmeal for breakfast. Bob Perry, president of Rolling Strong, said truckers flock to daylong wellness screenings that his company sets up at truck stops nationwide. “We never have to recruit anyone over. We are packed from the time we open till the time we leave,” Perry said. Robinson, the U.S. Xpress driver trying to lose weight, said that before joining the weightloss program, he spent his evenings on the road watching television, checking Facebook and talking on the phone. “At first I was like, ‘I AP don’t know how I’m going In this June 14 photo, Gary Findley, Chief Operating Officer of Snap Fitness, left, and gym manager Rick to exercise.’ At the end of the day, I don’t want to Limitone, pose for a photo at Snap Fitness Rolling Strong Gym, a truck stop gym in Dallas. walk. It’s all about planning,” he said. “I just had Fitness has partnered become incapacitated sud- ment. try’s largest national the willpower to do it.” That’s something truck with Rolling Strong, denly or gradually while trade association. He Bruce Moss, vice presistop chains have been try- which provides wellness driving, including severe added that healthier programs aimed at truck- dent of human resources ing to change. employees help a compa- heart conditions, high ers, to open gyms at Pilot for Con-way Freight, said TravelCenters of blood pressure and respiny’s bottom line. they’ve found that their Flying J locations. The America, which operates ratory disorders. There’s an additional wellness program reduces first one opened south of under the TA and Petro While there are no incentive for truckers to the number of people who Stopping Centers brands, Dallas in June: A nearly weight restrictions, a stay in shape their job call in sick, lowers work1,000-square-foot standlaunched a program two commercial driver who might depend on their alone building filled with place injuries and conyears ago called StayFit has been diagnosed with health. weights and a dozen or so trols health care costs. that includes placing obstructive sleep apnea Every two years, they The program gives trucksmall, free gyms in truck machines. So far, more and isn’t undergoing must pass a physical ers access to wellness than 120 memberships stops, offering healthier treatment will not get a exam required by U.S. coaches and has them have been sold for that medical certificate. Sleep eating options and half Department of stretch before starting a gym. portions, mapping walkapnea, more common Transportation’s Federal “We know that we have shift. ing routes near truck among those who are Motor Carrier Safety Last year, more than an audience out there overweight, leads to day- stops and building basAdministration. They’re 11,500 of Con-way that needs help,” said time sleepiness, a danger ketball courts in some checked for conditions Snap Fitness chief execu- Freight’s 21,000 employlocations. that might cause them to on long drives. ees, the majority of them “We wanted to remove tive officer and founder But there are obstacles for truck drivers who are as many barriers to driv- Peter Taunton. By the end drivers, consulted with of the year, they also plan wellness coaches. mindful of their health. In ers’ health as possible,” Eleven carriers particito install gyms inside said TravelCenters addition to being seated for many hours at a time, spokesman Tom Liutkus, Pilot Flying J truck stops pated in the Truckload in Georgia and Tennessee. Carriers Association’s eating options are usually who said the company inaugural Trucking’s A monthly memberhas gyms at 42 of its limited to places with Weight Loss Showdown ship of about $30 also parking lots big enough to more than 240 locations, this spring, with each carwith plans to outfit them gives truckers access to accommodate their tracSnap Fitness’ more than rier signing up 12 all by the end of next tor-trailers most often 1,300 gyms, Taunton said, employees half drivers, truck stops, which histori- year. He added that the half office staff. A second gyms have been accessed 60 of which have tractor cally have not been showdown, which, like trailer-friendly parking. more than 30,000 times. known for wholesome Pilot Flying J plans to the first, offers the indiGym franchiser Snap food or workout equipvidual winner $2,500, is happening this fall. Besides taking part in association’s spring weight-loss challenge, Entered at the post office U.S. Xpress has a points in Troy, Ohio 45373 as Pain Phlebitis system that rewards “Periodical,” postage paid Heaviness/Tiredness Blood Clots healthy behaviors with at Troy, Ohio. The Troy Ankle Sores cash. 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DALLAS (AP) In the months after Doug Robinson started driving a truck, he noticed his clothes were increasingly more snug-fitting. He was already overweight but soon realized that spending up to 11 hours behind the wheel, frequently eating fast food and not exercising was a poor combination. When his employer, U.S. Xpress, took part in a weight-loss challenge sponsored by the Truckload Carriers Association, the 321pound, 6-foot-1-inch Robinson signed up. So far, he’s about 40 pounds into his goal of dropping 100. His truck’s refrigerator is stocked with chicken, tuna and vegetables. And after his day’s drive, he walks either on trails near rest stops or just circling his truck. “I have asthma, so with the extra weight on there, it isn’t good for me,” said Robinson, a 30-yearold from Philadelphia. “When I started losing weight, instantly I was breathing better. I was sleeping better at night.” From trucking companies embracing wellness and weight-loss programs to gyms being installed at truck stops, momentum has picked up in recent years to help those who make their living driving big rigs get into shape. “I think a lot of trucking companies are coming around to the idea that their drivers are their assets,” said Boyd Stephenson of the American Trucking Associations, the indus-

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Caregivers bond Share stories, sorrow BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Danish meatballs sizzled on the stove in Jerri Stanfield’s West Boise home, as a half-dozen women from across the Treasure Valley nibbled on fingerfoods and chatted. They shared stories, sorrows and laughs, but this was a gathering like few others in the Valley. “We all look forward to coming. It’s hard to talk to people about some of the challenges if they don’t have any involvement with Alzheimer’s,” said Donna Strider, a 67-year-old former executive secretary who lives in Eagle. Just getting there is a challenge. One hired a caregiver to stay with her husband while she was out for a few hours. Another had her son and daughter-in-law stay with her husband. The monthly meeting of the Steel Magnolias is a rare respite for its members. This isn’t a club that anyone wants to join, but the group has grown to 13 since it formed about a year and a half ago. Such community-based support groups are vital as Idaho families struggle to care for the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s. An estimated 26,000 people in Idaho have dementia; national studies show that 80 percent of Alzheimer’s care is provided by family members. A recent statewide assessment by the Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group revealed four of five Idaho caregivers are women, and their average age was 59. Many are


Sally Rubens, left, Pat Bergin, center, and Karen Ryker, talk during a recent Alzheimer’s support group meeting in Eagle, Idaho, in September. Each month the group meets at Jerri Stanfield’s Eagle home for a potluck and to share ideas of how to cope. All the members of the group have spouses suffering from Alzheimer’s. wives struggling to keep pledges to be there “in sickness and in health.” “They become very socially isolated,” said Stanfield, executive director of the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Idaho. “They don’t go out to dinner. They don’t go on vacations.” Some feel ostracized by friends. Dinner invitations don’t come as often. These women cope the best they can, as their life partners slowly fade away. Former first lady Nancy Reagan described the experience as “the long goodbye.” “You don’t have training for it, you’re just all of the sudden thrown into it,” Strider said. Said Pat Bergin, a 69year-old Boise grandma married for 29 years: “We go through mourning, just as if they died, because

they’re there, but they’re not the same person anymore.” Her 92-year-old mother lives with her and her husband. Most of the women at a recent meeting of the Steel Magnolias had been married more than two decades. Their husbands have different types of dementia and are at different stages. Their definitions of a “good day” vary. “When he’s not argumentative,” Bergin said. “It’s almost like that’s his form of communication now, to disagree with whatever is being said.” Many with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are up and down all night. A 59-year-old Eagle woman named Sally said a good day for her is when her husband sleeps

through the night. He typically wakes several times a night; she has trouble getting back to sleep after making sure he’s OK. Caregiving is difficult, and sleep deprivation makes it much harder, Stanfield said. Karen Ryker, a 69-yearold Meridian grandma, said her husband used to want to talk all night. “He’d want to discuss things over and over,” said Ryker, a former employee of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Ryker’s husband no longer stays up all night, but he still doesn’t want to get up in the morning. A good day for Ryker is when she can get her husband out of bed by noon or early afternoon. Sally said bathing her husband is challenging. He sometimes resists it

because he thinks he’s already showered. She described how she must get in the shower with him to wash him. “It’s like flying by the seat of our pants. It’s learning as we go,” Strider said. They share tips, such as how to get someone with dementia to eat more. Put chocolate syrup on it, Stanfield said. Sweets, in general, seem to be a favorite, the women said. Changing the color of the dishware can help. It helps people with visual perception losses see food and drink better, the theory goes. The best colors? Red and orange. It worked for one Boise woman. Her husband said, “Oh, my gosh, this is so good,” she said, and he ate the whole thing. Ryker said she can’t get her husband to eat much,

even with chocolate and bright plates. Memory loss affects every aspect of life and is a safety concern. One husband is a smoker. One wants to “go home” to his childhood home. His wife has had to latch the front door so he can’t wander out. Families have to figure out means including disabling a car to keep the person with dementia from trying to drive away. Stanfield said some with dementia confuse objects, mistaking dangerous items such as knives for toothbrushes. A quest for something to drink could lead to the accidental ingestion of toxic cleaning fluid. Stanfield, a former administrator at assisted living facilities, does free home visits for families who need help but aren’t sure where to turn. She’s used Skype to communicate simultaneously with family members spread across the country. Stanfield worked with others involved in health and geriatric care to found Alzheimer’s Idaho in 2010, after the National Alzheimer’s Association closed its Boise office in July of 2009. She is the nonprofit’s only paid staff member. To save on overhead costs, she operates out of her home office. Her assistant is fulltime volunteer Heidi Theios. The group has been funded through private grants, family donations and fundraisers. Alzheimer’s Idaho also offers free group training to caregivers on dementiarelated behaviors. The group aims to subsidize respite and day care for families because many rarely get a break. Stanfield said her cellphone number is a help line, not a crisis line. “I want people to call before there’s a crisis,” she said.

Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security Santoro, an 81-year-old retiree from Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., who said it’s different for seniors than it is for younger Americans, who have years to make up what was lost during the recession. “That’s very nice, but what about the poor senior citizen that’s no longer working and can’t replace that money?” said Santoro, who plans to vote for Romney. But if seniors’ concerns extend beyond entitlements, those seeking the White House don’t seem to have caught on.

Obama and Ryan both hewed closely to themes of Medicare and Social Security in their speeches last week to an AARP summit in New Orleans. Ryan, who was loudly booed for vowing to repeal “Obamacare,” offered assurances that he and Romney wouldn’t alter Medicare for those in or near retirement. “Medicare is a promise, and we will honor it,” Ryan said. “A Romney-Ryan administration will protect and strengthen Medicare for my mom’s generation and for my kids and yours.” Not so, said Obama,

warning seniors that Ryan and Romney want to replace Medicare with vouchers that wouldn’t keep up with health care costs. It’s an admonition echoed in a television ad Obama’s campaign started airing Friday in Florida, Colorado and Iowa. Both Ryan and Romney invoked their late grandmothers in working to convince AARP members that they understand what seniors go through. “She was a great citizen who lived up to her responsibilities,” Obama said. “And after a lifetime of hard work, what she hoped for in return

was to be able to live out her golden years with dignity and security, and to see her grandchildren and her great grandchildren have a better life.” Although far from a monolithic bloc, seniors by and large have sided with Romney throughout this year’s election and favored the former Massachusetts governor 52-41 in a national AP-GfK poll in September. While Romney has lost his edge among overall voters on handling of the economy, seniors are the holdout, preferring Romney by 10 points over Obama on that issue.

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Foundation. A recent Associated Press-GfK poll shows 7 in 10 seniors say taxes and the federal deficit are important to them. Even for those well into retirement, a feeble economy affects older Americans in ways you might not realize. Many have had to bail out adult children who have lost their jobs and turned to their aging parents for help. And those who lived through the Great Depression as children relate intimately to the perils of an over-indebted nation. Just ask Dominic


WASHINGTON (AP) — Get in line, Medicare and Social Security. Seniors, like just about everyone else, have money on their minds. Who wins the trust of seniors, a group that votes at a higher rate than any other, will be a deciding factor in the presidential election. That should be good news for Mitt Romney, because those 65 and older have backed the Republican candidate in both of the last two presidential elections. But President Barack Obama has been pounding Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, on their plan for Medicare. Those attacks are starting to bear fruit for Obama, who is gaining ground among seniors in two key battlegrounds: Florida and Ohio. Still, Romney has the edge nationally among seniors in no small part thanks to seniors’ concerns about Obama’s handling of the economy. Nowhere will the senior vote be as powerful or as prominent as in Florida, where Romney and Obama are competing fiercely. “It’s not just the cookie cutter that every senior here is totally dependent on Social Security and Medicare,” said Susan MacManus, a political scientist at the University of South Florida. “As the FDR generation has passed and generational replacement has occurred, you get a more divided senior electorate.” More seniors say the economy is extremely important to their vote than Medicare, says a poll released Thursday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family


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Getting your just desert Be careful in booking your tour to Atacama SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, Chile (AP) Here in one of the driest deserts on earth, it’s not the sun, dehydration, altitude or arsenic-contaminated drinking water that are likely to get you, but the tour guides. As challenging as it sounds, the Atacama desert in northern Chile is becoming an increasingly popular add-on destination for those traveling to Peru, Easter Island or Patagonia. Exploring this mysterious landscape begins with a two-hour flight from Santiago to Calama, then a 90-minute bus ride past copper mines to the small town of San Pedro, population 3,000, elevation 7,900 feet (2,400 meters). In this picturesque Andean village of adobe buildings built around a centuries-old church, one quickly notices the abundance of hotels, restaurants, Internet cafes, souvenir shops, trekking stores and tour agencies. The latter advertise trips to see geothermal geysers, float on a salt lake, hike up volcanoes, ski down a sand dune or visit with an astronomer who will show you through powerful telescopes why this is one of the best stargazing locations in the world. We booked our tours in advance, but relied on our hotel to choose the agency. That turned out to be a mistake. Tour operators here are not required to be licensed, and I learned after the fact that some threads on Lonely Planet’s online Thorn Tree travel forums for the area warn about disorganized and downright deceitful tour companies. We had two unpleasant experiences before we hit our stride. Our first tour was supposed to be an afternoon trip to Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) to watch the sunset. Although we had booked an English tour, the guide spoke only Spanish, and responded to a request that he translate his talk by complaining about “stupid” Americans. Rather than endure four hours of animosity, we asked the driver to stop the bus and got off, as did seven others. Walking back into town, we went instead to the Museo Gustavo Le Paige, a small museum packed with artifacts, including a room filled with gold treasures. Here, tours are given at set times in Spanish, French or English and are well worth the few dollars charged. The docent provided insight into the complex culture and tradition of the Incas and indigenous people of the region, as well as the changes wrought by the arrival of the Spanish. We ended up coming back to that docent for guidance after our next

IF YOU GO… GETTING THERE: LAN Chile Airlines offers daily round-trip flights from Santiago, the capital of Chile, to Calama. From Calama, you can get direct bus service to San Pedro de Atacama. ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels in San Pedro range from backpacker basic to a Relais & Chateaux property at $1,500 a night. TOUR RECOMMENDATIONS: Cosmo Adnino,; Thematic Research Discoveries at; EcoExplor, info(at); and stargazing, info(at) TIPS FOR BOOKING TOURS: Read recommendations in travel books and comments online. At your destination, ask fellow travelers about their experiences. Ask agencies about the guide for your specific trip. How long has the guide been taking groups to the destination and what are his or her qualifications or training? How many people will be on the tour, what languages will be spoken and how fluent is the guide? (Listening to translation from Spanish to English isn’t bad, but if there are also translations into French and Italian, you’ll spend more time listening to foreign languages than you will learning about the place.) Will you get a separate guide and driver or does one person do both? (You will get more information and a safer ride if one person isn’t multitasking.) Does the agency own its vehicles or are the buses owned by a contracted driver? If the bus is owned by a third party, the tour agency won’t know the vehicle’s service record. Does the driver carry a first-aid kit and cell phone? adventure, a trip that began with a stop in Laguna Chaxa in the Salar de Atacama, one of the largest salt flats in the world, where we saw two species of flamingos feasting on krill. We continued on past terraced hills and ancient irrigation canals on our way toward the alpine lakes of Lagunas Miniques and Miscanti. And then the


This August 2012 photo shows a petroglyph of a two-headed creature in Yerbas Buenas, San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Thousands of petroglyphs decorate these rocks. bus broke down. We were stranded for two hours with no food and no bathrooms, while the driver braved choking diesel fumes trying to repair the problem. The guide told us it was too far to continue on foot a fourhour walk but assured us another bus would be along shortly. Competing tour buses refused to pick us up on their way in, though eventually, one stopped on the way out and took us to the closest town. (Apparently, a trip to the lake is considered a “tour” while a lift to town is called a “rescue.”) In town, the frustrated guide cursed and walked off the job when we asked if we could forgo lunch and have the replacement bus, which had finally arrived, take us to the lakes we’d come so far to see. Fortunately, the bus driver was happy to oblige, though we were stunned when we arrived at the lakes less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) beyond the disabled bus. It turned out our guide was new to town and it was his first run on this route. Hoping to avoid future fiascos, we decided to go back to the museum and ask the docent if she gave tours. She wasn’t available but put us in touch with another employee, who said he’d arrange for a van the following day. Meanwhile, happy to share his knowledge, he walked with us through town, explaining Incan symbols we would not have recognized in everything from the multi-colored flags to the fence tops. Ultimately, he took us to a small, outof-the-way restaurant, the Baltinache, which, reflecting the cultures of the couple that owns it, featured the delicious food of two indigenous groups, the

This August 2012 photo shows llamas grazing off the highway in Chile's Atacama Desert. The destination is a popular add-on for tourists visiting Easter Island, Peru and Patagonia. Lickanantay and Mapuche. The next morning we were picked up and taken to Yerbas Buenas, a site known for rocks decorated with more than a thousand petroglyphs, and then on to the Valley del Arcoiris (Rainbow Valley). With the valley to ourselves, the

hills in various shades of red, green, brown and white were mesmerizing. This guide’s knowledge and professionalism were obvious. He thoughtfully brought a magnifying glass so we could examine the minerals, and treated us to a

snack of wine and cheese. He also told us of other expeditions, which we hadn’t seen advertised. I only wished we had more time, having learned the hard way the importance of doing your homework when planning a trip to an out-of-the-way place.

Economic uncertainty hurts business travel NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. companies are continuing to cut back on employee travel plans amid uncertainty surrounding the health of the economy. Americans are expected to take 438.1 million business trips this year, down 2 percent from last year, the Global Business Travel Association said Tuesday. Overall business travel spending is expected to be up 2.6 percent, but that’s only because trips are more expensive. “Corporations are in a waitand-see mode and holding back on investment decisions that would help boost the economy,” said Michael W. McCormick, the

trade group’s executive director and chief operating officer. The group cites a lack of significant job creation in the sectors that would spur business travel and worries about whether a package of steep tax increases and sharp government spending cuts can be avoided as major factors hurting business travel plans. The economy is adding jobs and the unemployment rate recently dipped below 8 percent for the first time in four years. But jobs have been concentrated in sectors like retail, restaurant and manufacturing areas where employees don’t tend to travel

much. As a result, business travel is not getting the bounce that was typical of past recoveries. The travel group said fears of the so-called “fiscal cliff” scheduled to kick in at the beginning of next year without action to stop it are “the darkest cloud” on the economic horizon. It predicts the economy will slide back into recession if government officials don’t soften the blow. “This is an economy in need of some good news to shore up business confidence and encourage more travel,” McCormick said. Next year, the outlook for business travel is somewhat brighter. GBTA forecasts total

spending will rise 4.9 percent to $270 billion, a slight increase from their forecast three months ago. Total trips, though, are expected to fall 1.1 percent. The organization expects trips from the U.S. overseas will also be constrained by worries overseas, including recession in Europe and slower growth in China. GBTA projects international outbound spending to grow 2.5 percent this year. Less than a year ago, GBTA forecast growth of more than twice that. Hesitation among business travelers is hurting airlines, who count on the well-heeled set to

hold up their bottom lines. Business travelers tend pay more because they tend buy airline tickets closer in to their departure date than vacationers. They’re also, of course, more likely to sit in the front of the plane. On Monday, United Airlines said traffic and passenger revenue fell in September. United, the world’s largest airline, is operated by United Continental Holdings Inc. Passenger revenue, which measures how much money the airlines make from fares and fees, either declined or rose less than expected among major carriers last month.



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The Wallflowers make it up as they go role took a step back and tried to blend into the band. In the past, he’d shown up at sessions with demos and strong feelings. This time, there were no demos or completed lyrics; just ideas the group which includes longtime members Rami Jaffee on keyboard, Greg Richling on bass and guitarist Stuart Mathis with new drummer Jack Irons took and ran with. “If you (pre-write), those songs come with an implied feeling, groove, tempo,” Dylan said. “They can limit the bass player. They can limit the drums. You’ve already got your vocal locked in and you’re not going to budge. So it can be stifling. You realize you’re bolted in with what the song already was. This lets the band lead, lets the band get out and front, and I can find a way to fit in the opposite way.” “It could have gone horribly wrong, man,” Joyce said. “It was sort of fun.


Ellie Goulding dishes on ‘Lights,’ Skrillex, new CD NEW YORK (AP) — British singer Ellie Goulding dealt with writer’s block when coming up with songs for her sophomore album. That’s because she was still dealing with the success of her first album. Goulding’s debut, “Lights,” was released in February 2010 in Europe and March 2011 in the United States. This year, however, the title track peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and has sold more than 3.3 million units in America. The electro-dance track is one of the year’s top songs. “I still haven’t been able to understand, like, why that has happened,” the 25-year-old said in a recent interview. “It’s crazy. But the definite truth is it’s been way more popular here (in the U.S.) than it has anywhere in the world.” Her “Lights” album has sold about 240,000 units in the U.S., but now she’s promoting her sophomore record, “Halcyon,” which was released this week. She recorded it in “a converted barn in a valley” in England with producer Jim Eliot (Kylie Minogue) to escape the success of “Lights.” While her “Lights” single is on the new album, Goulding has a new single, “Anything Could Happen,” a new sound and a somewhat new relationship. AP: Did you want to capitalize on the success of “Lights” and do something similar on the new album? Goulding: … No, not really. … If my next song has the same ability to do what “Lights” has done, then I’ll be really proud. But, who knows? Like, I would never want to design music to do what “Lights” did ‘cause that wouldn’t have any kind of integrity on my part. … Most of my favorite music isn’t in the charts. Don’t get me wrong, I adore pop music so much. I’m not saying I have a thing against chart music. If mine gets on the charts and I sell records, then it’s a bonus. It’s like Gotye. I don’t think Gotye ever expected, just from stories I’ve heard, he never expected to have a hit with (“Somebody I Used to Know”). AP: “Lights” really had a slow and steady rise up the U.S. charts. How do you feel about that? Goulding: I wonder if that’s the case with a lot of my songs. I feel like I wrote songs for the future or something. Not in an arrogant way, but I feel like maybe my songs were, like, before their time or something. AP: What helped you overcome writer’s block? Goulding: … I guess I cured it by meeting Jim. Also … I went through, like, a breakup in a relationship (with radio DJ Greg James) and genuinely, like, that kind of opened the floodgates for me. I felt like there was a lot I needed to write about for a long time. I went away to Ireland by myself and that triggered a lot of the lyrics, a lot of the ideas. AP: Was it therapeutic and easier to deal with the breakup by writing about it? Goulding: It was definitely therapeutic. It’s really nice to know that when you’re going through stuff and you’re writing about it, it can almost be resolved in a song. In a way I can get over stuff easier if I write it down, and it’s there, and I know I’ll always have that thing to help me with it. AP: You’re dating Skrillex and you’ve collaborated musically. Do you want to do more of that? Goulding: I think in an ideal world we’d love to make a whole record together … but it just so happens that we’re both ridiculously busy. When it comes to music, it honestly is really professional. Honestly. If we start talking about music on the phone, it switches immediately to being professional, and not on purpose, but because we’re both so passionate about music and it’s a very serious thing to us. But at the same time we’ve had fun making stuff, and I have fun listening to his new stuff because it blows my mind and it’s so clever to me, so fascinating it makes me want to laugh, and I laugh because it’s so brilliant.”

That’s what attracted me to it: ‘Oh, (expletive), this is scary!’” What emerged is a writhing, rhythm-heavy album that has Joyce’s grimy fingerprints all over it. The rising Nashville producer known for crafting hits with artists as varied as Eric Church, Cage the Elephant and Little Big Town first met the band when T Bone Burnett flew him to Los Angeles to play guitar on their 1996 debut, “Bringing Down the Horse.” When Joyce’s name came up, Dylan jumped. He felt like Joyce would know where they were coming from and could play guitar on the album. “Plus,” he joked, “I don’t like to meet anyone new.” “I was just a band member,” Joyce said. “My job in this situation was first of all be part of the band. So I was worried about my guitar playing. I was worried about being fired from the

band.” Joyce also kept the band on track, wrapping recording in a month. His presence helped Dylan achieve his goal of having five guys in a room and only five guys working out the songs. “I wanted to keep it simple,” Dylan said. “I knew when we got here we weren’t going to be about perfect chord patterns and structures. It wasn’t going to be that type of songwriting. It was going to be knocking the things out on the run. After this many years of not doing this, if we were going to do it we just didn’t want it to be heavy and didn’t need any ballads or mid-tempo things. We just wanted to have fun.” That ethos shows up several places on the album, but perhaps nowhere better than “Reboot the Mission.” Featuring a guitar-andvocal cameo from The Clash’s Mick Jones, “Reboot the Mission” is funky, wide-


This Oct. 1 photo shows members of The Wallflowers, from left, Rami Jaffee, Jakob Dylan, Stuart Mathis, Jack Irons and Greg Richling posing for a portrait at The Meatpacking Diner in New York. open and a little loopy with self-referential lyrics that refer to the band’s days in the studio. Songs like that prove Dylan’s faith in his leap was justified. Looking back, he says he can see why everyone was nervous, especially the people paying for the sessions. But he’s convinced he did the right

thing. “What stuck in my mind is I just couldn’t imagine Billy Gibbons sitting at home, writing songs and making demos, you know?” Dylan said of the ZZ Top frontman. “I can imagine they hit the studio, they bring what they got and they just jam and they make songs up.”

Barbra Streisand is a proud Brooklynite at N.Y. concert NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand was full of Brooklyn pride as she belted out well-known tunes with passion during a concert at the newly built Barclays Center. Thursday night’s three-hour show was Streisand’s return to her hometown, where she’s also performing Saturday on her “Back to Brooklyn” tour. The 70-year-old told the crowd of 18,000 that the last time she performed solo in the New York City borough was “on somebody’s stoop on Pulaski Street” as an 8year-old. She entered the stage in a shimmery black blazer and long skirt, holding her hands close to the microphone as she hit the right notes on more than two dozen songs, including “People,” ”Evergreen” and “The Way We Were.” “Hello Brooklyn,” she yelled. “Who said you can’t come home again, right? Just Thomas Wolfe.” A video from “summer 1979” played on a large screen as people from Streisand’s neighborhood talked about the singer, commenting on her talents, demeanor, family and even her nose. “Purely a reflection of Brooklyn,” one woman said. As the clip closed another woman said: “Come back to Brooklyn and give us a concert.” “It might have taken me 33 years, but I’m finally here,” she said to the crowd. “I left Brooklyn to pursue my dreams. Brooklyn quite never left me,” she said at another time. Streisand played with the audience, often telling jokes and taking in the many screams of “I love you, Barbra!” The icon looked to the front row at a fan wearing one of her T-Shirts. “You buy it in the shop? It’s cheaper online,” she said, as people laughed. She looked to another in the crowd: “You look like Dick Cheney. See this


Singer Barbra Streisand kicks off her concerts at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on Thursday. is what happens when I see the audience, it’s not good.” The stage beamed with purple lights, as an orchestra of 30-plus played in a pit where small blue lights were strung around them. Streisand performed sitting and standing, as a small table stood next to her where flowers and a mug with chicken soup were placed (she said she woke up with a cold). Ahead of her performance fans submitted questions to Streisand, who answered several of them onstage. One asked if she was aware that contemporary singers lip sync. “I’ve heard about that. I could never do it because I’m so bad at it. So I have to apologize because I have to sing live,” she said as the audience roared. That question was followed with: “I’d love to know what you think of Mitt Romney’s promise to fire Big Bird.” “I love Big Bird and I hope no one tells Romney how to get to Sesame

Street or Pennsylvania Avenue,” she said as the crowd cheered even louder. “He’s a good actor. He’s a good actor. A chameleon. That wasn’t Streisand’s only political moment. The Barack Obama supporter said she taped Thursday night’s vice presidential debates and couldn’t “wait to go home to watch.” “I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, but … if you believe in affordable health care and women’s rights … if you want to move forward and not back, you know who to vote for,” she said. Streisand was joined onstage by trumpeter Chris Botti, Italian operatic trio Il Volo and her 45-year-old son Jason Gould, asking him before they sang a duet: “Do you need anything, like, a sweater? You need some chicken soup?” He earned a standing ovation as his mother looked on, gasping “Oh my God.” She remembered late singer Donna Summer by

performing their duet “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough).” She also paid tribute to her late friend composer Marvin Hamlisch as she sang “The Way We Were,” saying “this is for you” before giving a rousing rendition of the tune. When she performed “You’re the Top,” Streisand changed the lyrics, namedropping fellow Brooklynite Jay-Z, who performed eight shows at the Barclays Center last week. She sang lyrics like: “You’re a Brooklyn Net, on a private jet” and “it’s an accent you can’t drop.” 2328500

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As producers are known to do, Jay Joyce called Jakob Dylan to discuss plans before they were scheduled to start recording The Wallflowers’ first album in seven years. Joyce was surprised when Dylan said he really didn’t have anything. “We had a couple of songs, nothing but a bunch of stuff on a laptop that I said, ‘This might sound like this. This might sound like this,’” Dylan recalled. “But they were lyrics,” Joyce said in mock protest. “I was like, ‘This is what I got,’” Dylan, 42, said with a laugh. The singer and producer got together recently in Nashville to talk about “Glad All Over,” the first Wallflowers’ album since 2005’s “Rebel, Sweetheart.” This time around the Grammy winners tried something different as Dylan no longer comfortable with his lead songwriting


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DATES TO REMEMBER TODAY • DivorceCare seminar and support group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at Piqua Assembly of God Church, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child care provided through the sixthgrade. • COSA, an anonymous 12-step recovery program for friends and family members whose lives have been affected by another person’s compulsive sexual behavior, will meet in the evening in Tipp City. For more information, call 463-2001. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion meeting is open. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • AA, Living Sober meeting, open to all who have an interest in a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. Open discussion . • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, Greenville. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Sidney • Teen Talk, where teens share their everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1879 Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Each week, cards, noncompetitive volleyball, free line dances and free ballroom dance lessons. Child care for children birth through fifth grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. each night in the Main Campus building. For more information, call 667-1069, Ext. 21. • A Spin-In group, practicing the art of making yarn on a spinning wheel, meets from 24 p.m. on the third Sunday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358.

MONDAY • Christian 12 step meetings, “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • An evening grief support group meets the second and fourth Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Generations of Life Center, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The support group is open to any grieving adult in the greater Miami County area and there is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for details or visit the website at • AA, Big Book discussion meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The discussion is open to the public. • AA, Green & Growing will meet at 8 p.m. The closed discussion meeting (attendees must have a desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old Staunton Road, Troy. • AA, There Is A Solution Group will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, County Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The discussion group is closed (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, West Milton open discussion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, rear entrance, 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, handicap accessible. • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion meeting is open. A beginner’s meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Control Group for adult males, 7-9 p.m., Miami County

Shelter, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. Other days and times available. For more information, call 339-2699. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. New members welcome. For more information, call 335-9721. • Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Tin Roof restaurant. Guests welcome. For more information, call 478-1401. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 and meeting at 5:30 p.m. • Parenting Education Groups will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and ageappropriate ways to parent children. Call 339-6761 for more information. There is no charge for this program. • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy, use back door. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Sanctuary, for women who have been affected by sexual abuse, location not made public. Must currently be in therapy. For more information, call Amy Johns at 6671069, Ext. 430 • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 2362273. • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • NAMI, a support group for family members who have a family member who is mentally ill, will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. the third Monday at the Stouder Center, Suite 4000, Troy. Call 335-3365 or 3395393 for more information. • The Ex-WAVES, or any woman who formerly served during World War II, will meet at 1 p.m. the second Monday at Bob Evans in Troy. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus. • Al-Anon, “The Language of Letting Go, Women’s AlAnon,” will be at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, Franklin and Walnut streets, Troy. Women dealing with an addiction issue of any kind in a friend or family member are invited.

TUESDAY • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 3352715 or visit for more information and programs. • The Friends and Neighbors Club of Miami County, a women’s nonprofit and social organization doing charitable work in the Troy area, meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. For more information, contact Joanne at • Hospice of Miami County “Growing Through Grief” meetings are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays and are designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for the expression of thoughts and feelings associated with the grief process. All sessions are available to the community and at the Hospice Generations of Life Center, 550 Summit Ave., second floor, Troy, with light refreshments provided. No reservations are required. For more information, call Susan Cottrell at Hospice of Miami County, 335-5191. • A daytime grief support group meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Generations of Life Center,, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The support group is open to any grieving adults in the greater Miami County area and there is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for details or visit the website at • A children’s support group for any grieving children ages 6-11 years in the greater

Miami County area will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Generations of Life Center, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. There is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff and volunteers. Crafts, sharing time and other grief support activities are preceded by a light meal. • Quilting and crafts is offered from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for more information. • The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the township building, 2678 W. State Route 718. • The Blue Star Mothers of America meet from 7-9 p.m. at the Miami County Red Cross, 1314 Barnhart Road, Troy. Meetings are open to any mother of a member of the military, guard or reserve or mothers of veterans. For more information, e-mail at SpiritofFreedomOH1@yahoo.c om or by call (937) 307-9219. • A support group for people affected by breast cancer meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Sponsored by the UVMC Cancer Care Center, the group’s mission is to empower women to cope with the day-to-day realities of cancer before, during and after treatment. The support group meets at the Farmhouse, located on the UVMC/Upper Valley Medical Center campus, 3130 N. Dixie Highway, Troy. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., the meeting, 7-8:15 p.m. Contact Chris Watercutter at 440-4638 or 492-1033, or Robin Supinger at 440-4820 for more information. • The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors always are welcome. For more information, call 778-1586 or visit the group’s Web site at • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. Video/small group class designed to help separated or divorced people. For more information, call 3358814. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Lutheran Church, Main and Third streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed discussion (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Group, Presbyterian Church, corner North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. • An Intermediate Pilates class will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 0105-28, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 5439959. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the

Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 4401269 or Debbie at 335-8397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Overeaters Anonymous WEDNESDAY will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 9100 N. Main St., Church, 6995 Peters Road, State Route 48, between Tipp City, will offer a free dinMeijer and Samaritan North. ner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study will For other meetings or inforbegin at 7 p.m. mation, call 252-6766 or (800) • An arthritis aquatic class 589-6262, or visit the Web site will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 at a.m. at Lincoln Community • Miami Valley Women’s Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or Center, 7049-A Taylorsville visit for more Road, Huber Heights, offers information and programs. free pregnancy testing, 11 • The “Sit and Knit” group a.m. to 3 p.m. For more informeets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. mation, call 236-2273. at Tippecanoe Weaver and • A Pilates Beginners Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp group matwork class will be City. All knitters are invited to from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 attend. For more information, E. Main St., Tipp City. For call 667-5358. more information, call Tipp• Grandma’s Kitchen, a Monroe Community Services homecooked meal prepared at 667-8631 or Celeste at by volunteers, is offered every 669-2441. Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., in the activity center of Ginghamsburg Church, Hoffman United Methodist SC/DC 104. Find guidance for Church, 201 S. Main St., West making safe choices in relaMilton, one block west of State tionships, from friendships to Route 48. The meal, which co-workers, family or includes a main course, salad, romance. Learn to identify dessert and drink, for a sugnurturing people as well as gested donation of $6 per per- those who should be avoided. son, or $3 for a children’s Call Roberta Bogle at 667meal. The meal is not provided 4678 for more information. on the weeks of Thanksgiving, • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., Christmas or New Year’s. Ginghamsburg Church, ARK • An Alzheimer’s Support 200. A 12-week video series Group will meet from 4-5:30 using Boundaries by Dr. p.m. at the Church of the Henry Cloud and Dr. John Nazarene, 1200 Barnhart Townsend. Offers practical Road, Troy. The group is for help and encouragement to all anyone dealing with dementia who seek a healthy, balanced of a loved one. For more infor- life and practice in being able mation, call the Alzheimer’s to say no. For more informaAssociation at (937) 291-3332. tion, call Linda Richards at • The Dayton Area ALS 667-4678. (Amyotrophic Lateral • The Temple of Praise Sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s Ministries will serve hot lunchDisease) Support Group will es from noon to 2 p.m. at 235 meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at S. Third St., Tipp City. the West Charleston Church of • A free employment netthe Brethren, 7390 State working group will be offered Route 202 (3 miles north of Ifrom 8-9 a.m. each 70). Bring a brown bag lunch. Wednesday at Job and Family Beverages will be provided. Services, 2040 N. County For more information, call Road 25-A, Troy. The group (866) 273-2572. will offer tools to tap into • The Kiwanis Club will unadvertised jobs, assistance meet at noon at the Troy to improve personal presentaCountry Club, 1830 Peters tion skills and resume writing. Road, Troy. Non-members of For more information, call Kiwanis are invited to come Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or meet friends and have lunch. Justin Sommer at 440-3465. For more information, contact Bobby Phillips, vice president, THURSDAY at 335-6989. • Retirees of the Local 128 UAW will meet at 11:30 a.m. • Deep water aerobics will for a hot lunch and short meet- be offered from 6-7 p.m. at ing at the Troy Senior Citizens Lincoln Community Center, Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy. 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335• The Troy American Legion 2715 or visit Post No. 43 euchre parties will for more information and probegin at 7:30 p.m. For more grams. information, call 339-1564. • The Generations of Life • AA, Pioneer Group open Center of Hospice of Miami discussion will meet at 9:30 County will offer a 6 O’Clock a.m. Enter down the basement Supper at local restaurants at steps on the north side of The 6 p.m. The locations vary, so United Church Of Christ on those interested parties can North Pearl Street in call the office at 573-2100 for Covington. The group also details. This is a social event meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday for grieving adults who do not night and is wheelchair acces- wish to dine out alone. sible. Attendees order from the • AA, Serenity Island Group menu. will meet at 8 p.m. in the • An open parent-support Westminster Presbyterian group will be at 7 p.m. at Church, corner of Ash and Corinn’s Way Inc., 306 S. Caldwell streets, Piqua. The Dorset Road, Troy. discussion is open. • Parents are invited to • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 attend the Corinn’s Way Inc. p.m. for closed discussion, parent support group from 7Step and Tradition meeting, in 8:30 p.m. each Thursday. The the 12 Step Room, Trinity meetings are open discusEpiscopal Church, 60 S. sion. Dorset Road, Troy. • Tipp City Seniors gather • AA, open discussion, 8 to play cards prior to lunch p.m., Westminster every Thursday at 10 a.m. at Presbyterian Church, corner of 320 S. First St., Tipp City. At Ash and Caldwell streets, noon will be a carry-in lunch Piqua. Use the alley entrance, and participants should bring upstairs. a covered dish and table serv• Al-Anon, Trinity Group ice. On the third Thursday, will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Senior Independence offers Step Room at Trinity blood pressure and blood Episcopal Church, 60 S. sugar testing before lunch. For Dorset Road, Troy. more information, call 667• Men’s Anger/Rage Group 8865. will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the • Best is Yet to Come open Family Abuse Shelter of AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Miami County, 16 E. Franklin Episcopal Church, 60 S. St., Troy. Issues addressed Dorset Road, Troy. are physical, verbal and emo• AA, Tri-City Group meettional violence toward family ing will take place 8:30-9:30 members and other persons, p.m. in the cafeteria of the forhow to express feelings, how mer Dettmer Hospital. The to communicate instead of lead meeting is open. For confronting and how to act more information, call 335nonviolently with stress and 9079. anger issues. Call 339-6761 • AA, Spirituality Group will for more information. meet at 7 p.m. at First • A Domestic Violence Presbyterian Church, Troy. Support Group for Women will The discussion is open. meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at • Health Partners Free the Family Abuse Shelter of Clinic will offer a free clinic on Miami County, 16. E. Franklin Thursday night at the clinic, St., Troy. Support for battered 1300 N. County Road 25-A, women who want to break Troy. Registration will be from free from partner violence is 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is offered. There is no charge for necessary. The clinic does not the program. For more inforaccept medical emergencies, mation, call 339-6761. but can refer patients to other • Narcotics Anonymous, doctors and can prescribe Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., medication. Call 332-0894 for Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 more information. S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Narcotics Anonymous, • Children’s Creative Play NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of Group will be from 6:30-8:30 the Brethren, 1431 W. Main p.m. at the Family Abuse St., Troy. Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. • Preschool story hours will

be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082. FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 910 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • A “Late Night Knit” meeting will be from 7-10 p.m. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 78 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 6672441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 6403015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.

SATURDAY • The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind Friendly’s restaurant through October. • The West Milton Church of the Brethren, 918 S. Miami St., West Milton, will offer a free clothes closet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday. Clothes are given to those in need free of charge at this time. For more information, call (937) 698-4395. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited.



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This book cover image released by Thomas Dunne books shows, “Reel Terror: The Scary, Bloody, Gory, HundredYear History of Classic Horror Films,” by David Konow.

‘Reel Terror’ needs sharper bite “Reel Terror: The Scary, Bloody, Gory, Hundred Year History of Classic Horror Films” (St. Martin’s Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books), by David Konow Hunkered down in your seat during “The Last House on the Left” back in 1972, you probably wouldn’t have believed that four decades later the carnage unfolding before your eyes would be considered historical. After all, it was only a movie … only a movie … only a movie. That catchy tag line wasn’t what made the disturbing horror film significant. As David Konow explains in “Reel Terror,” the movie’s primary contribution to the genre was boosting the careers of Wes Craven (later the director of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”) and Sean Cunningham (later the director of “Friday the 13th”). Plus, it gave new meaning to the word “vile.” Mainstream moviegoers are better acquainted with horror classics like “Psycho,” ”The Exorcist,” ”Jaws” and “Halloween,” all of which get their due in Konow’s overview. But his narrative thrives on the details of many other high points of horror or low points, depending on how you look at it. Examining the genre over time suggests that: Horror has been looked down on from the beginning. Even after the success of “Dracula” and “Frankenstein” in the 1930s, movie studio Universal wanted to get out of the monster business. For established directors like William Friedkin (“The Exorcist”) and Stanley Kubrick (“The Shining”) making a horror movie was akin to slumming. Major influences can come from unexpected places. The fan magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland and EC Comics inspired readers to become writers and filmmakers. Director George Romero’s low-budget “Night of the Living Dead” (1968) was the midnight movie that launched a thousand zombies. Filmmakers should beware of success in an unappreciated genre. Horror hits have pigeonholed people like Romero, Craven and Tobe Hooper of “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” fame, limiting their opportunities to direct different kinds of movies. On the other hand, each has secured a place in cinema history. For a book that claims to span a century, Konow gives short shrift to the first five decades or so. Significant 1930s films like “Freaks” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” are all but ignored.

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Book digs into Netflix’s origins, evolution SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is probably hoping a new book about its early history never gets made into a movie. The book, “Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America’s Eyeballs,” tries to debunk a widely told tale about the company’s origins and paints a polarizing portrait of its star, CEO Reed Hastings. Set to go on sale Thursday, the book arrives at a pivotal time for Netflix Inc. The video subscription service is still recovering from a customer backlash triggered by Hastings’ hasty decision to raise U.S. prices by as much as 60 percent last year. Investors remain leery of Netflix as its expenses for Internet video rights steadily climb. That’s the main reason Netflix’s stock remains about 75 percent below its peak of nearly $305 reached right around the time Hastings announced the price increases 15 months ago. The book, written by veteran journalist Gina Keating and published by the Penguin Group, draws its insights from interviews with Netflix’s lesser known co-founder, Marc Randolph, and other former employees. It also depends on information from former executives at Blockbuster Entertainment, the oncedominant video rental store chain driven into bankruptcy by the rise of Netflix and Redbox’s DVDrental kiosks. Hastings declined to be interviewed for the book. Keating nevertheless illuminates the competitive gauntlet that Netflix had to navigate to get where it is today. The book also dishes up juicy morsels about various negotiations that could have reshaped


Gina Keating’s book “Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America’s Eyeballs,” is photographed in San Francisco, Tuesday. The book, set to go on sale Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, tries to debunk a widely told tale about the company’s origins and paints a polarizing portrait of its star CEO Reed Hastings. Netflix. According to the book, Hastings and Randolph flew to Seattle sometime in 1998 to meet with Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos. The topic of discussion: a possible partnership. At one point, Hastings proposed that Amazon buy Netflix, only to be disappointed when Bezos offered a mere $12 million. Netflix spokesman Jonathan Friedland told The Associated Press that the Amazon anecdote was “totally untrue.” Amazon declined comment. The book asserts that the Amazon talks weren’t the only time that Hastings flirted with a possible sale before the company went public a decade ago. In the spring of 2000, Hastings and other Netflix executives flew to Blockbuster’s Dallas headquarters where they tried to sell Netflix for $50 million, only to be told the price was way too high, according to the book. That

was one of many miscalculations Blockbuster made in its rivalry with Netflix. Despite its recent downfall on Wall Street, Netflix still boasts a market value of $4 billion. Blockbuster eventually built its own online DVDrental service and began to hurt Netflix so badly that Hastings made an informal bid to buy his rival’s roughly 3 million Internet subscribers for about $600 million, according to the book. “People interpret history in all kinds of different ways, and a lot of the anecdotes in the book don’t square with the way we remember them,” Friedland said. “The gist of the story, that Marc and Reed created Netflix together, is correct.” Although the book sometimes casts Hastings in an unflattering light, Keating remains convinced he is the main reason that Netflix was able to transform home entertainment. “I hope that people recognize he is a genius,” Keating said in an inter-

view with the AP. “There is no question in my mind that there is nobody like this guy. Wall Street and naysayers are wrong to bet against this company, especially as long as he is in charge.” The book captures Hastings’ vision, focus, charisma and chutzpah traits that helped him transform Netflix from a quirky service with fewer than 100,000 customers in the late 1990s into a cultural phenomenon with 30 million subscribers in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and dozens of Latin American countries. But readers also will be introduced to a cold-hearted side of Hastings that never surfaces in his public appearances, or the many interviews that he has done with reporters during his 14-year tenure as Netflix’s CEO. Viewed through Keating’s lens, Hastings “seemed to lack an empathy gene.” He is depicted as a brilliant mathematician who looks at almost everything as an equation to be solved. Once he’s convinced he has figured out all the variables, Hastings never let compassion trump his logic, based on anecdotes in the book. In one scene, Hastings fires Netflix’s first human resources manager in front of her coworkers’ because he wanted to bring in a former colleague from his previous company, software maker Pure Atria. Keating thinks Hastings’ data-driven approach also makes it difficult for him to anticipate how Netflix subscribers will react to things like last year’s price increases and the botched attempt to spin off the company’s DVD-bymail rental service into a

separate company called Qwikster. “He has one blind spot and that he just doesn’t understand the consumerfacing aspects of the business,” Keating said in the interview. “It’s illogical the way consumers act, and I think it’s frustrating for him because he is trying to do the best thing for customers. But he just doesn’t understand that you can’t dictate to them. They have to be ready to go at their own pace.” From Keating’s vantage point, Hastings used a $2 million investment he made in Netflix’s early day to muscle his way into the company’s management and persuade then-CEO Randolph that they should share the top job. Eventually, Randolph was relegated to other management positions with fewer responsibilities and lost his spot on the board of directors. Randolph, who now dispenses advice to entrepreneurs launching startups, left Netflix as a rich man after the company’s initial public offering of stock in 2002. He owned nearly 840,000 shares worth about $12.5 million at the time of Netflix’s IPO. The book makes the case that Randolph never got the credit he deserved for coming up with the idea for sending DVDs through the mail the concept that turned Netflix’s red envelopes into a ubiquitous sight. “Marc co-founded Netflix with me, was our first CEO, came up the name Netflix, and was instrumental in our success,” Hastings said in a statement to the AP. Friedland said Hastings wasn’t available to be interviewed for this story.



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Mollie Marie Riggsby and Adam Michael Ritter were united in marriage in a 7:30 p.m. ceremony July 2, 2012, at Mas Xipres in the countryside of Barcelona, Spain. AP PHOTO The bride is In a Sept. 27, 2012, photo, Leroy and LaTrice Hayes, the daughter from Indianapolis, Christmas and birthday shop at Toys R Us, in Indianapolis, taking advantage of smaller of Cassandra crowds and the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free layaway policy. Many retailand Larry ers, such as Toys R Us, have made changes to make Morrow of layaway purchases more customer-friendly. Covington and Couple to celebrate 50th the late D. CHRISTIANSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; children. Keith Riggsby He retired from DESC Chester and Patricia of Vandalia. after 37 years. He was a (Williams) Conley of Dave and mail carrier, driver for the Christiansburg are celeMarsha Ritter brating their 50th wedding handicapped and also a of Troy are taxi driver. She worked at anniversary. They were parents of the the Head Start Program married Dec. 1, 1962, in groom. as a bus driver for 22 Champaign County. Honored years. Both attend local Their children include guests were the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister and brother-in-law, church regularly. Bill and Debbie (Long) Dana and Anthony Munson. An open house for the Day of Columbus, Richard Following the wedding ceremony, the bride and INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; offering layaway 30 days earand Pamala (Conley) King couple will be from 2-4 The strings attached to lay- lier, it started Sept. 16, to groom honeymooned in Spain and Morocco for two p.m. Oct. 27 at the of Springfield, David and away programs at some of give consumers an extra 30 weeks. Tammy (Conley) McDaniel Christiansburg Fire the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest retailers days to pay off their purA reception was held for family and close friends at Department Community of Rockford, Ill., Troy and have loosened a bit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just in chase. The Willow Tree Inn in Tipp City, Ohio, on the Room, 10 W. First St., Cathy (Conley) Campbell Smart move, according to time for consumers to snatch evening of July 28. of Muncie, Ind., and Chris Christiansburg. Family Feinberg. up big-ticket items like TVs, The bride and groom are 2002 graduates of Troy and friends are welcome to and Jennifer (Pindar) â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a number of jewelry and cartloads of toys High School. Conley of Christiansburg. attend and celebrate the consumers who could, if for the holidays. The couple reside in Columbus. life they shared together. They have 11 grandAt ToysRUs, there are no given four more weeks, buy upfront fees to start a lay- what they could not if given away from now until (less time),â&#x20AC;? he said. ANNOUNCEMENT POLICY Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what WalNovember. Same goes for Mart heard from customers Kmart. Couples celebrating anniversaries, weddings or engagements wishing to have their announcements in the Troy Daily News may pick up Pay off your account on last year, said Shawn Nash, information forms at the newspaper office, 224 S. Market St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Information also may be sent by e-mail to editoritime at Wal-Mart store manager at the Marion, (subject line: engagement, wedding, etc.) or filled out on the form provided at www. (NYSE:WMT) and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get Ind. store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Customers really wanted a gift card as a reward. If you The Troy Daily News reserves the right to judge whether photo quality is acceptable for reproduction. Couples celebrating anniversaries cancel your order, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no it earlier,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are may submit a wedding photo and a recent photo for publication. Photos may be picked up at the newspaper office after they are used or already seeing people in penalty. returned by mail if they are accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. These are just some of the using layaway, more big TVs, changes retailers have made bigger more stocky items. PUBLIC RECORDS as they revamp their lay- They are putting them in away policies, offering a sooner. They want to spread more consumer-friendly those payments out over Anthony Wolford, Philip Lee Sanders, 46, David New Carlisle to Kersi Rd., Marriages 39, of 505 Crescent Dr. 6D, approach to programs that time.â&#x20AC;? Noelle Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Meara, 24, of 822 of 10 Clark Circle, Tipp John Howard Hyden Jr., Niewahner Dr., Villa Hills, Besides the earlier start, have been criticized by some Troy to Chantel Lea City to Mary Elizabeth 67, of 106 Parkridge as taking advantage of peo- Wal-Mart this year did away Stringer, 30, of same Black, 40, of same Ky. Place, Piqua to Sherilyn ple who can afford it the with its $10 fee for conaddress. Wesley Lewis Hawk, 22, address. Lee Wright, 68, of same Joseph Anthony Hughes, least, The Indianapolis Star sumers who canceled orders. Sparky Len Stoltz, 36, of of 661 Beechwood Dr., address. r e p o r t e d And instead of pocketing the 26, of 515 Thomas Dr., Troy to Michelle Ann Tipp City to Amber Lynn Chad Michael Miller, 31, Seagraves, 20, of 4585 $5 opening fee, it is giving it ( ). Sidney to Marjorie Maria Warner, 35, of Troy. of 918 Park Ave., Piqua to Orbison Rd., Troy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Still, beware and know back to shoppers who pay off Butz, 24, of 200 Garbry Brian Michael Robyn Lynn Peltier, 34, of what you are getting into, their accounts on time, in the Ct., Piqua. Bryan Lee Kendall, 45, of Brumbaugh, 43, of 855 820 Manier Ave., Piqua. but it appears they are try- form of a gift card. Stephen Clay Back, 47, Gearhardt Lane, Troy to 5960 Allen Park Dr., Tipp Eric William Layton, 24, Staying the same is the City to Lauren Eileen Goff, Stefanie Lynn Welches, 36, of W. Dow St., Tipp City to ing to make these layaway of 8085 E. New Carlisle programs more shopper required down payment of 10 Sheila Renee Fite, 42, of of same address. 28, of same address. friendly,â&#x20AC;? said Bill Thomas, percent or $10 (whichever is same address. president and CEO of the greater) due at the time of Michael Scott West, 24, Better Business Bureau purchase. of 460 Crescent Court C, Inside stores, it would be serving central Indiana, Troy to Sharon Ann which has fielded plenty of hard to miss that the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gersper, 31, of same consumer complaints on lay- largest retailer is offering address. away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for the layaway. Signs hang on every aisle with eligible items consumers.â&#x20AC;? Good, but not void of all (toys, electronics, appliances and sporting goods). Even the pitfalls of layaway. There is still plenty of individual items are tagged fine print buried in most to let shoppers know they policies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; complicated pay- can be bought today and paid ment schedules, sometimes for later. FOLLOW US: Missy Perry perused the hefty down payments and TROY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brukner differing refund policies. toy aisle of the Greenfield Nature Center will offer its Some retail analysts say Wal-Mart last week, surkid-friendly evening filled the small, but positive prised that she could already with a guided walk, live changes also are a way to put items on layaway, but wildlife and costumed entice more consumers to glad. She is a first-time Enjoy an evening full of characters from 6:30-8 p.m. use layaway â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and buy at grandma this Christmas and Oct. 20-21 and 27-28. entertaining cooking the stores that offer the most plans to buy plenty. A guide will lead partic- convenient terms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good way to demos, learn step-by-step ipants down a luminary-lit â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is striking is that budget yourself,â&#x20AC;? she said. trail and stop at five sta- these changes are happen- â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great as long as you go in techniques, and receive tions to learn about crea- ing so soon,â&#x20AC;? said Richard knowing the rules. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tures of the night. Feinberg, a retail professor been around forever.â&#x20AC;? a goody bag filled with Activities also include free at Purdue University. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Layaway programs have great products, coupons, and face painting, crafts and desperation of retailers to been around for decades, but games, storytelling at a get the consumer dollar is faded as credit cards crept Taste of Home magazines. campfire, plus cookies and extremely clear in these onto the retail scene. cider after the hike. 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U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.39 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages ticked up from record lows last week. Cheaper mortgages are fueling a modest housing recovery that could help the broader economy. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan increased to 3.39 percent from 3.36 percent. The previous week’s rate was the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. The average on the 15-year fixed mortgage edged up to 2.70 percent, from last week’s record low of 2.69 percent. The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage has been below 4 percent all year. And rates have fallen even further since the Federal Reserve started buying mortgage bonds in September to encourage more borrowing and spending. The Fed said it will continue buying bonds until the job market shows substantial improvement. When home prices rise, people tend to feel wealthier and spend more freely. Consumer spending drives nearly 70 percent of economic activity. Stronger housing markets helped boost economic growth at the end of the summer in nearly every region of the United States, according to a Fed survey released Wednesday. The survey follows other reports that show marked improvement in the housing market five years after the bubble burst. Home sales are up from last year and home prices are rising more consistently in most areas. Builders are more confident and starting more homes. Lower rates have also persuaded more people to refinance. That typically leads to lower monthly mortgage payments and more spending. Still, the housing market has a long way to full recovery. And many people are unable to take advantage of the low rates, either because they can’t qualify for stricter lending rules or they lack the money to meet larger down payment requirements. To calculate average rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday of each week.


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Three quick looks for fall MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service Want to perk up your home for autumn, but don't have the time or inclination for a full fall makeover? Here are three quick looks you can create in a jiff using my favorite fall decorating tools. Pumpkins What is fall decorating without a pumpkin or two? Not only do these chubby little guys scream fall, they are easy to work into lots of different kinds

of fall and year-round displays. Start with a lovely bowl and fill it with a jumble of faux pumpkins and gourds. Somehow this minimalist presentation gives you the feel of a fall bouquet without the challenge of floral arranging. The display is low-profile enough to work perfectly on a coffee table, yet dramatic enough to hold its own at the center of your dining table. Lanterns make great year-round decorating tools, and in my book, you just can't have enough of them. I took one of my favorite lanterns, which feature a

white wooden base and black metal top, and fitted it with a simple pumpkininspired display. Start by inserting a twist of honeysuckle vine into the open lantern. Then, tuck in a few faux pumpkins. Add some color with faux greenery. Finish off by decorating the top of the lantern with a ribbon that cinches a few more twists of honeysuckle vine. Once it's completed, put the lantern on your front stoop, an entry table, a corner of your mantel or on your kitchen island. Find a great candlestick, remove the

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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Carol Killian to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., a part lot, $26,000. Estate of Esther Slack, Charles Joshua Tidwell to Federal Slack co-executor, Gary Slack, Home Loan Mortgage Corp., one co-executor to Charles Slack, lot, $40,000. Gary Slack, a part lot, $0. Justin Dean Wyatt, Sarah Pierce Business Properties Wyatt to Amber Crumrine, one lot, LLC to Robert Crouch, one lot, $29,000. $48,000. Angela Quafisi to Giancinto Kara Maxwell a.k.a. Kara Quafisi, one lot, $0. Vandever to Robert Maxwell, Bac Home Loans Servicing LP, three part lots, $0. attorney in fact, Bank of America, Eldridge G. Hawn and Reva H. N.A. successor, Certificateholders Hawn Revocable Living Trust of the MLMI Trust, LaSalle Bank, Agreement, Beverly Hangen, suc- N.A., trustee, Mortgage Loan cessor trustee to James Clay, Asset-Backed Certificates, U.S. Mildred Clay, one lot, $114,000. Bank, N.A., successor to Douglas PNC Bank N.A. to Secretary of Liette, Edwin Liette, one lot, the Development of Housing and $19,400. Urban Development, one lot, $0. Billy Chan Key to Billy Carl TIPP CITY Key, one lot, $69,900. H & D Lot Sales LLC to U.S. Bank N.A. to Secretary of Denlinger & Sons Builders Inc., Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $63,900. a part lot, one lot, $0.


Baker, Steven Baker, one lot, $189,100. Inverness Group Inc. to Ashleigh Sherman, Timothy Sherman Jr., one lot, $146,700. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $43,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $33,000. Inverness Group Inc. to Charles Milne, Lisa Milne, one lot, $201,000. Inverness Group Inc. to Linda Blake, Roger Blake, one lot, $246,300. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $32,000. Inverness Group Inc. to Eileen Piklor, Ronald Piklor, one lot, $149,600.

Mary Skinner to Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $54,700.

HUBER HEIGHTS Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $33,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $32,000. Inverness Group Inc. to Reginald Johnson, one lot, $196,800. Inverness Group Inc. to Angela

Shelley Evans-Marshall, Willus Marshall to Nicholas Landis, one lot, $120,900.



Bac Home Loans Servicing LP, Bank of America, N.A., successor, Jennifer Owens, William Bank of New York, trustee, Owens Jr. to Douglas Drieling, Countrywide Home Loans June Drieling, one lot, $20,000. Servicing LLC, Cwalt Inc. Grant Victor to Grant Victor, Alternative Loan Trust, ect. to Nina Victor, 0.3443 acres, $0. Jennifer Crabtrey, 10.020 acres, $225,000.



Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Morgan Hughes, one lot, one part lot, $0. Grover Strawsburg, Rose Strawsburg to Grover Strawsburg, trustee, Rose Strawsburg, trustee, Strawsburg Family Trust, one lot, $0. Estate of Esther Emma Kiesewetter Davis to John Davis, Ralph Davis, Theodore Davis, Timothy Davis, one lot, $0. Gary Niswonger, attorney in fact, O. Elizabeth Niswonger to Dennis Penrod, Lucinda Penrod, one lot, $119,900. Adam Holtvogt, Amy Shroyer to Ben Holtvogt, a part lot, $22,500.


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How to insulate an attic


never touch the underside of the roof's decking. A baffle should be installed between the rafters where the roof's decking is close to the attic's floor to provide airflow from the home's soffit vents and to prevent contact between the blown-in insulation and the decking. If you choose foam insulation, there is no need for the baffles because all of the decking would be covered. I did a quick check at one of the bigbox stores and found the following: a bag of loose-fill fiberglass insulation is selling for $31.79 and it would require 13 bags to cover 824 square feet of attic space to a depth of approximately 12 inches. The cost of blown-in cellulose would be similar and it is installed using the same type of equipment as fiberglass. The 13 bags of fiberglass would give you an estimated R-30 rating in addition to the insulation you already have. Your estimate of $1,200 appears to be reasonable. Thirteen bags of insulation would cost you $413.27 plus tax, leaving around $700 for the contractor's labor and profit.

A common rule of thumb for estimating a small job is to take the costs of the material and double it for the labor and profit. Not a scientific method, but one often used by various contractors. I would recommend you get at least three bids to compare, making sure each contractor is licensed (where required) and insured. Before hiring a contractor, contact your local Better Business Bureau for information on the contractor's business -- and always get references from the contractor and contact his customers to see if they were satisfied with the work. If you decide to do the work yourself, some home stores will loan you the equipment to install the insulation if you purchase a certain amount of the product. It takes at least two people to do the installation if you have communication devices such as handheld radios or three people with one being the communicator. You have to know when to add insulation to the blower and when to stop.

Federal National Mortgage Association to James Walters, 0.328 acres, $12,000. Edith Sage, Margaret Sage, Marlin Sage Jr., Marlin Sage Sr. Robert Sage to Christine Meyer, Christopher Meyer, 44.604 acres, $150,000.


Charles Asher Jr., Jo Ann Asher a.k.a. Joann Larick to Kent Asher, co-trustee, Jo Ann Asher NEWBERRY TWP. co-trustee, Charles Asher Revocable Living Trust, $0. Jack Thomas, Linda Thomas to Beth Kindell, Mark Kindell to John Dieperink, Michelle Ben Crumrine, 1.502 acres, $20,000. Dieperink, 0.222 acres, $0.


Q: I just got a bid for insulation of my 824-square-foot attic for $1,200. That seems pretty high. The contractor would blow in cellulose insulation. But you have said that expandable foam against the roof is better. Is the expandable foam you mentioned nontoxic? We have people in our home with upper-respiratory sensitivities. A: For new construction, foam is an ideal choice, but in existing homes insulating the underside of the roof's decking with foam is costly; sometimes two to three times that of conventional insulation. In addition, the existing attic insulation should be removed and a heating/cooling duct installed to control and condition the attic space. There is no outgassing of the expanding foam insulation. The price charged by a contractor will vary from city to city depending on wage rates, the complexity of the job and how much material will be required to gain the R-rating you need. The R-rating is the resistance to thermal transfer, and the higher the R-rating the better, but the insulation should

Diana Steele, Robert Steele to Kerry Murphy, Sarah Murphy, 10.034 acres, $40,000. Mary Ann Hensler, successor trustee, Timothy Wise, successor trustee, Wise Family Trust to Beth Wise, Timothy Wise, 1.56 acres, $0. Mary Ann Hensler, successor trustee, Timothy Wise, successor trustee, Wise Family Trust to Larry Hensler, Marry Ann Hensler, 45.936 acres, $0. Cynthia Peters, Ted PEters to Cynthia Peters, Ted Peters, 1.758 acres, $0.




tract, 110.268 acres, 95.626 acres, $0. Diana Wiltheiss, Thomas Wiltheiss to Diana L. Wiltheiss, trustee, Diana L. Wiltheiss Revocable Living Trust a part tract, 110.268 acres, 95.626 acres, $0.

with the transaction, or not at the purchase price, based on the fact that the property didn’t appraise for the price he agreed to pay. The buyer might try to renegotiate the price to keep the deal together. If the seller doesn’t agree, the buyer can usually withdraw without penalty, depending on the wording of the appraisal contingency. When the appraised value comes in under the purchase price and the buyer is making a low down payment, you’re sure to have a problem unless the buyer has more cash to put down or the seller agrees to lower the price, or a combination of the two. Let’s say your home is listed for $775,000. You receive three offers from qualified buyers. One is for $850,000 from a buyer who has lost out in multiple-offer competition repeatedly. He will make a 10 percent down payment, and the contract includes an appraisal contingency. The second is for $825,000 with a 40 percent down payment and an appraisal contingency. The third offer is also for $825,000 with a 35 percent down payment and no appraisal contingency. You are told by the buyer’s agent that the third buyer has more money to put down, if necessary. All offers include an inspection contingency. HOUSE HUNTING TIP: One option would be to use a multiple counteroffer that includes a provision to alert the buyers that coun-

teroffers are being issued to one or more other buyers. Acceptance of one of the counteroffers will occur when the seller re-signs the counteroffer after the buyer has signed it. The seller has only one house to sell so the multiple counters must be conditioned on the seller having the final say. The terms of multiple counteroffers don’t need to be the same for each buyer. If the comparable sales don’t support a price even close to $850,000 for your home, the offer from the “10 percent down” buyer is risky. You could counter this buyer and ask him to increase his deposit amount and waive the appraisal contingency. You could ask the second buyer to pay $850,000 and remove his appraisal contingency. And, you could increase the price to $850,000 on the third offer. The risk of this approach is that you could lose one or all of the offers, particularly if the buyers think you’re greedy. All offers are for significantly more than the list price. THE CLOSING: Another option is to not use a multiple counteroffer, but accept or counter the third offer in primary position and counter the second offer for backup position. Dian Hymer, a real estate broker with more than 30 years’ experience, is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author of “House Hunting: The Take-Along Workbook for Home Buyers” and “Starting Out, The Complete Home Buyer’s Guide.”






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candle, and replace it with a pumpkin or gourd. Put a thin bed of Spanish moss on top of the candlestick, under the pumpkin. Or, use a tiny fall wreath under the pumpkin. Don't just confine yourself to beefy pillar candlesticks. Dough bowls I frequently place dough bowls on top of tall furniture, then fill them with pumpkins and gourds. Stop there, or take your display to the next level by filling in the space around with a stack of wicker boxes and branches. What an eye-catching display. Looking for a simple-yetstriking centerpiece? They are easy to build in a dough bowl. First, make a foundation out of

faux fall foliage. Then, place pumpkins and gourds among the sticks and leaves. Orbs Orbs are just the tool for fall decorating because they allow you to build a bigger, bolder display that still allows the colors of your seasonal decor to shine through. A sophisticated display starts with a silver punch bowl perched on top of a hand-carved pedestal. Then roll in an assortment of chrome silver orbs, letting them fall where they may. If you want a year-round display that transcends the seasons, you could stop here. To tweak it for the season, simply insert some seasonal foliage.





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An open ranch floor plan with 1856 sq. ft. on the main level plus over 1500 finished sq. ft. in the basement. The main level has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a great room, eat-in kitchen & laundry room. The partially finished, full basement has a 4th bedroom, a 3rd full bath, oversized recreation room, wet bar & an unfinished area perfect for storage. Features include a whirlpool tub in the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suite, walk-in closets for all bedrooms, open living area with volume ceilings & an oversized covered patio. $325,000. Dir: I-75 to Exit 69,S on 25A, R onto Kessler-Cowlesville, R onto Rosewood Creek, L onto Daylily.



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REWARD $250. Any information leading to the recovery of a missing 1999 black Cadillac Escalade. Last driver was Carina A. Waters. Please call (937)778-9052 with any info. CONFIDENTIAL

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FOUND, Boxer mix, male, Found in Covington (937)778-1064

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Experience needed in plumbing, electrical and painting preferred. Qualified person may apply at: Seipel Properties 341 Ellerman St Piqua, OH 45356

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Journeyman industrial, commercial, residential service electrician. Full time with benefits.

TROY 218 Riverside Drive Tuesday and Wednesday 8am-4pm Parking on Orchard Drive. Home full of wonderful antiques, furniture, china, glassware, lots of very nice smalls and jewelry, household, vintage toys, old Barbie items, two garages full also. Sale by Estates 2 Go.

FOUND KITTEN: small grey kitten, found Monday in area of Weddle Rd in Casstown. Please call (937)418-6710 to claim.

FOUND: Small black, friendly dog. Found on October 1st in area of Mulberry Street. Call (937)332-9196 to describe.

JANITORIAL, part time, Monday thru Friday 10pm-4am. Background check required. Call (937)339-0555.

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Apply in person at: Hiegel Electric 3155 Tipp-Cowlesville Road, Troy

Janitor/Floor Tech, Monday-Friday 5:30pm-1:30am, $9.00/hr. Previous floor care exp. required. Apply online and click on employment. LaCosta. (847)526-9556.

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info: (985)646-1700 Dept. OH-6011.

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Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is and eventually fake bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western Union branches are trained at spotting fake checks, these types of scams are growing increasingly sophisticated and fake checks often aren't caught for weeks. Funds wired through Western Union or MoneyGram are irretrievable and virtually untraceable. If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.

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Sellmanʼs, a customer oriented furniture store known for quality and service, is seeking a motivated individual for retail furniture sales. Part time position for 20-24 hours a week. Prior sales experience a plus. Excellent opportunity for empty nester or early retiree. Call for appt. (937)473-2012


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MPA Services provides Supported Living services to individuals with MRDD. We are accepting applications for employees to perform home care in Shelby County (Full Time 2nd shift, home supervisor 2nd shift). You will assist with daily living skills, transportation, money management, medication supervision. Working in a fun atmosphere. We provide a constant schedule, great pay/ benefits package plus paid training. Our employees must have a HS diploma/GED, be highly self motivated and have superb ethics. If interested in an employer that genuinely cares for its employees, please call (937)492-0886

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KTH Parts Industries Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts, located in St. Paris, Ohio, has an immediate opening for an individual in our Equipment Support Group (ESG). The successful candidate should have two years industrial experience or an equivalent technical degree. Good working knowledge of Robotics, PLC’s, Basic Electricity, Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems is desired. Industrial electricity safety training, mig or arc welding, or familiarity with oxyacetylene welding and cutting is also a plus. This is a second shift position. KTH Parts offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive salary and team oriented manufacturing environment. Qualified candidates should send a resume including salary requirements to:

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KTH Parts Industries, Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts located in St. Paris, Ohio, has an immediate opening for a member in our Engineering New Model Department. Job responsibility is to coordinate all activity related to New Model Development and Launch as well as mid model year design change activity. Job details include project management, trial event coordination, and constant communication with our Customer and Parent Company.

We are seeking both team oriented, professional Nursing Assistants and Nurses to fit into our team.

We can offer: Weekend and Shift Differentials • Complimentary Meals • 401K Program • Call-in Incentive Pay • Affordable Insurance • Competitive Wages • Flexible Work Schedules Come find out why so many of our staff have longevity with our company. If you are interested in these positions please stop by and drop off a resume or fill out an application. Piqua Manor 1840 West High St. Piqua, Oh 45356 Previous applicants need not apply, we keep applications on file.

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UTC Aerospace Systems (Formerly Goodrich Corporation) is seeking Machinist Operators for our Troy, Ohio Manufacturing Facility. Positions require High School Diploma or equivalent and minimum of 1 year CNC Machining experience. Must have willingness to work 2nd, 3rd, and/or weekend shifts.

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Preview of On-Line Estate Sale by Everything But The House, Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1:00 to 5:00 at 755 Branford Rd., Troy, 45373. Features beautiful mid-century furniture, Hitch Cock table/chairs, Fenton lamps and loads of household items. All items sold through our web site by bidding process only. See EBTH.COM, Oct. 17, Troy, OH, on our sale calendar for complete list of items and pictures. Sale runs for 7 days and ends on the 17th starting at 8:00pm. Register to be a winning bidder today at EBTH.COM. Pick up is on Saturday 10/20/12 10:00 to 5:00 (937)657-4960.

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780. FIREWOOD: half cord for $49. 5 cords available. (937)216-8012 FIREWOOD, Seasoned firewood, stacked 3 years, 10 Cords available, $175 per Cord, more you buy the better the deal, (937)451-0794 SEASONED FIREWOOD $155 per cord. Stacking extra, $125 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

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560 Home Furnishings CHINA CABINET, lighted with glass shelves. Paid $900, asking $250. Cash only. (937)524-3854

565 Horses/Tack & Equipment MINIATURE DONKEY, spotted, gelded. $200 (937)875-7068.


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CRIB, changing table, highchair, cradle, guardrail, pack-n-play, car seat, gate, tub, blankets, clothes, walker, doorway swing, travel bassinet. (937)339-4233

HOSPITAL BED, Invacare Semi-electric. High impact bed and end panels. New condition. 2 months old. Paid $1700, $500 OBO. (937)602-5118

HUTCH, 2 pieces, $200 OBO. 5 shelve curio cabinet, $150 OBO. Chest of drawers, $50 OBO. (937)241-3956 anytime. POOL TABLE, 9ft, brand new. Purple felt with 2 sets of balls (one new). Worth $1000-$4000. Asking $500. Must sell before November 15th. (937)778-0232

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583 Pets and Supplies

SPA Hot Springs Sovereign Spa. 6 adults, 230W, 50AMP, 335 Gallon. Retractable cover. Manuals, chemicals. 75% OFF NEW LIST PRICE. $2250. (937)492-2443

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FREE CATS, indoor, black male 4 months, tabby male 4 months, black six tow female spayed 2 years, leave message (937)570-5776

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PING-PONG TABLE, standard size, 4 paddles & balls. Like new - hardly used. Would be a great Christmas gift! Please call after Noon to look at. $125 (937)606-2235.

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805 Auto

2002 BUICK La Sabre custom, 64K miles, navy blue/gray cloth interior, 3800 motor, $5500 firm (937)773-5245

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2002 HARLEY DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE. Low mileage, Shriner's bike. White with black leather seat. Beautiful bike. (937)339-8833

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ROOFING SHINGLES, 50 bundles of roofing shingles, 3 tab tan, $200 for all, Piqua, (937)606-2621

SHED with Skylight, 2 vented windows. Overhead door. 16ft long, 10ft wide. Ramp included. Bench inside with vice. (419)628-3742

MINIATURE DACHSHUND, AKC, 6 puppies, 8 weeks, 1 shot, both sexes, various colors/ coats, will be small, adorable, $ 2 7 5 - $ 3 2 5 , (937)667-1777

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WALKER, with or without wheels, tub, shower & transfer benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, entertainment center, bears, dolls. (937)339-4233

KITTEN, free to good home. Found her behind my dryer. She is very loving, friendly and loves to play. Would love to keep her but, already have two pets and have a two pet limit where I live. If interested please contact Billie or Jason at (937)214-4568.

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PUBLIC AUCTION Piqua, Ohio Located at 9101 Spiker Road, Piqua, Ohio – off 185 to Spiker Road – From St Rt 36 just North – Spiker Rd – west of 36 Skate Club – North of Versailles Road.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012 11AM SHARP! ANTIQUES & FURNITURE: Dietz lantern; oil lamps; Wagnerware skillets; Hanson scales; feed sacks; apple peeler; sad irons; old milk bottles; old dollies; Decker’s lard can; borders/Douglas Smith fertilizer thermometer; old yard sticks; trivets; medicine bottles; bull bank; Friendly Acres dairy farm; salts; lamb & bonnie molds; side board with beveled mirror; antique bookcase; drop leaf tables; ¾ bed; 1909 quilt; East Lake chairs; antique chairs; rockers; child chairs; hand sewn quilts; old hand seeder; buffet with marble top; wooden 5 dr dresser; 9 dr dresser with mirror; wood shutters; stain glass hanging lamp; telephone stand; East Lake rocker with ottoman; marble top piano stand; Eagle back chairs; round oak table; sewing cabinets; Amish dolls; advertisement tins; hay hooks; Broyhill end table; Heywood Wakefield desk and chair; roll top desk; 4 dr filing cabinets; Seinna China cabinet; 3 pc lighted entertainment center; folding checker board table; plant stand; Heywood Wakefield 3 dr chest & mirror; brass lamps; hanging lamps with prisms; Ethan Allen mirror; sail boat wall hanging; rugs; Sony 19” color RV; tall wooden jewelry chest; Gone with the Wind lamp; 2 quilt racks; outdoor Martha Stewart lounger; pictures; curio cabinet – lighted; 2 maroon swivel rockers and more! COLLECTIBLES: Collector’s books; minneque flax water bag; cow; rooster; farm collectibles; salts; dolls; McCoy cookie jars; figurines; Homco; tins; mugs; crackle glass; animal figurines; thermometers; cast iron skillets; sad irons; feed bags; molds; die cast banks; hand made Amish dolls; jewelry; signed wooden ducks; cast stone critters; etc. GARAGE/OUTDOOR: Homelite chain saw; BBQ Pro Gas Grill; Featherlite weed eater; Husgavana chain saw; hand tools; coolers; cement lawn chickens and more! OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST: Polaris hot/cold water dispenser; Brothers electric type writer; Cannon printer/scanner/fax machine; computer/monitor; walking canes; sweepers; long leather coat; bedding; linens; material; small kitchen appliances; kitchen gadgets & utensils; hose & reel; quilting and craft books; cook books; walkers; new Christmas items; bakeware; candles & holders; carpet shampooers; crackle glass; cut glass; silverware; knives; drapes; Hohm harmonica; calf de-horner; framed artwork; ribbons; aquariums; bird & squirrel feeders; CDs; tapes; totes; baskets; Atari & Nintendo games plus lots of other items to be added. Go to for photos and listings TERMS: Cash or local check with proper IDs - $50 fee plus bank fees on all returned checks plus subject to prosecution! OWNERS: KIRK N. LAUG – DANICA BAKER – LUCY LAUG

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Antiques – Home Furnishings Shop Equipment & Tools ZTR Mower – Boat – Fishing West of TROY, OH

At 3233 Eldean Rd, between Washington Rd & Rt41.

SAT., OCTOBER 20, TIME: 9:30 AM FURNITURE, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Nice bookcase secretary; Oak wardrobe & chest of drws w/ yoke mirror; 3 rockers; Early Am: Slant top desk; 3 pc bedroom suite; cedar chest; lg modern oak display hutch; dark maple table, plus boards to seat 12; 12 wooden folding chairs; Adv tins; wooden keg & barrel; cherry seeder; brass dipper; clamp-on food grinders; lg granite coffee pot; crock bowls; crocks; oil lamps; 14 Longaberger baskets; Cast Iron: Dinner bell; kettle & spider; gypsy kettle w/ lid; No. 14 kettle w/ lid, & others; skillets & griddles; sausage stuffer; copper wash boiler; milk cans, bottles, etc; 2 gal ice cream freezer; cow bells; Illinois & Am Waltham pocket watches; watch fobs; Coke picnic cooler; lg glass fishing net float; etc. Miller Welder bank; F-P Tiny Teddy pull toy; wicker baby doll carriage; doll collection; Bakelite baby rattle; games; sled; children’s books & others. KNIVES; FIREARMS; COINS: 45 lots of knives incl 19 Case (some w/ boxes); Ruger New Model Single 6 revolver; Mossberg & H&R shotguns; 6 common silver dollars; 18 halves, 20 qtrs & 30 dimes, 1864 Indian Head & misc. GLASSWARE & CHINA: American & Jamestown Red Fostoria; 2 red glass baskets; Carnival & colorful glass bowls; Milk Glass; pressed glass; china deep bowls; & more! FISHING & CAMPING ITEMS: Sea Nymph 12’ alum boat & trailer; older MW Sea King 5 HP outboard motor; 2 good trolling motors; rods, reels, tackle; down riggers; planer board; anchors; ice auger; lg boat cooler; Garmin GPS 176C w/ SW Florida chip; Eagle Mark 320 fish finder& more! Full line of camping items; Thermoelectric cooler/warmer; canopy; lg pull type waste water tank; several good grills & smokers. ZTR MOWER, TILLER & OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT: Dixon ZTR 22 HP, 50” cut riding mower, 8 yrs old; Troy-Bilt Pony 5 HP tiller; older Snapper mower; Honda 1000 watt generator; Sanborn 3 HP port air compressor; Excell 6.5 HP power washer; Mobile Clean MCV 500 port vacuum pump; Stihl 09L chain saw; Echo string trimmer; Craftsman gas blower;Dayton oil fired 150,000 BTU blower/heater; All Pro 85,000 BTU propane heater; air over hydraulic 20 ton jack; hydraulic floor jack; log chains; chain binders; trailer hitches; 6’ step & 18” ext fiberglass/alum ladders; wire mesh yard wagon; hand trucks; 1 & 2 man saws; lawn & garden tools; etc. ANTIQUE GAS ENGINE: Stover 2 HP, double fly wheel gas engine. STORAGE SHEDS: Gambrel frame 7’x9’ storage shed; heavy duty shelving frame work inclset made into shed. BLACKSMITH TOOLS: Forge w/ blower; leg vise; very nice cone mandrel; pick type & shaped anvil heads; tongs & hammers; work & welding tables; 4 stake base, crank head tin smithing tools; books. FROM THE WORKSHOP: Craftsman & Kennedy roller base tool 2 pc cabinets; Whitegate maple bench w/ vises; 2 lg old bench vises; Craftsman radial arm saw, band saw & belt/disc sander; metal sander w/ 2” belt, 1.5 HP; floor model drill press; DeWalt cut-off saw; Delta 3 phase, HD drill press w/ lg slotted steel work table; bench & floor model arbor presses; power hack saw; Miller welder w/ Hobart feeder on cart; Lincoln Square Wave 175 Pro tig welder & torch; Hobart Smooth Cut 625 plasma cutter; lg assortment of welding related items; Bertsch 30” metal shear; Beverly shear; sheet metal 30” roller & 30” break; Tennsmith 20 ga capacity floor model break; 48” box break; Weldsale 4’ HD fabricating table w/ 2” square holes; metal work benches & platforms; pallet jack; HD pallet racks; all types of clamps; ratchet straps; power cords; elec & pneumatic power tools; many hand tools; drill bits; 8’ bi-fold PU bed cover& much more! HOME FURNISHINGS: Upright freezer; Hobart commercial meat slicer; K A mixer; GE under counter dish washer; washer & dryer; plus full line of household goods; office items; canners & canning jars; patio furniture; Roadmaster Mt Fury 15 spd bike; 3 wheel trike bike; new, HJC full face motorcycle helmet; croquet set; Minolta 35mm camera & moreto be determined. NOTE: After many years at this location, the lure of a warmer climate has prompted this very large, complete dispersal auction w/ much more than listed at this all day event w/ multiple rings. Photos & completed details at

Mr. & Mrs. David Sprenkel, Owners • Licensed in Favor of the State of Ohio • Clerks: Lavender Family Not responsible for accidents, thefts or typographical mistakes. Any statements made by Auctioneer on sale, may, supercede statements herein, believed to be correct, availability are NOT GUARANTEED BY AUCTIONEER. May I be of Service to You? Please Call ME!

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350 4 barrel, new tires, brake lines, master cylinder, lots of extra new and used parts, runs great. Asking $2650 (937)339-4887 or (937)418-2214

Convertible, 350/350 hp Black, 6 speed standard, power windows & seats, AM/FM CD, $17,500. (937)726-5761

103,000 miles, excellent condition and runs great! Must see. Nonsmoker. $9000 OBO

1996 TERRY 5TH WHEEL TRAILER 32.5 ft, clean, set up at Kozy Campground Grand Lake, comes with 8x8 shed, picnic bench, and other misc., or can be moved. (937)773-6209 or (937)418-2504

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2004 FORD MUSTANG Cobra SVT, Super charged V8, Number 859 of 1896 convertibles made (only 167 torch red made) beautiful car, only 3,100 miles, must see, $27,000 obo Call (937)658-0318

2007 FORD TRUCK FX4WD, silver metallic clear coat with black sport cloth bucket seats, well maintained, super cab with bed liner, new brakes, rotors, and calipers, clean car fax provided, 102,644 miles, $12,900. (937)789-8473


Double cab. TRD package. 4X4. Only 27,000 miles. 5.7L V-8. New tires and well equipped. $24,900. (937)470-5345


6x10 Foot, 2 Foot side risers, excellent condition, $1100 (937)726-5761


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