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It’s Where You Live! November 11, 2012

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TROY — A Veterans Day service will be presented by the Veterans Day Committee at 11 a.m. today at Riverside Cemetery. The annual ceremonies will take place at Veterans Memorial. “I feel honored and privileged to be a part of the veterans observances,” said Mayor Michael Beamish, who will speak at the event. “We need to fully appreciate all the sacrifices that have been made.” He added that Veterans Day provides the opportunity to acknowledge the loved ones of heroes, too. “Families are left to worry and pick up the pieces, and sometimes we forget that,” he said.

City begins planning for 2014 bicentennial BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer nknoth@tdnpublishing.com

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ties and fund-raising. Mayor Michael Beamish appointed Preliminary planning has begun for Troy Museum Corp. President Doug Troy’s bicentennial celebration, with organizers reviewing material from the • See BICENTENNIAL on A2 1964 sesquicentennial for ideas on activi-

Another season winds to a close

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In the history of time, 10 weeks is hardly worth mentioning — a mere blip on the radar screen of life. For high school football players — especially those living in a rabid football state such as Ohio — however, it’s so much more. It’s not a blip on the radar screen of life — it is life.

Two accused of dumping puppies

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Miami East senior Leah Dunivan (41) holds up the Division III State championship trophy in front of the Viking student section Saturday at Wright State’s Nutter Center. The Viking volleyball team won its second consecutive state title, sweeping Columbus Bishop Ready to become the 16th school in Ohio’s history to win back-to-back state championships in the sport.

Predictions impressive WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget political pundits, gut instincts, and psychics.The mightier-than-ever silicon chip seems to reveal the future. In just two weeks this fall, computer models displayed an impressive prediction prowess.

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Miami East became only the 16th school in BY JOSH BROWN the state to win Sports Editor back-to-back jbrown@tdnpublishing.com state champiplayed an integral role in getting a onships on Saturday, sweeping Last season, the whole Casstown critical levy passed for their school Columbus Bishop Ready 28-26, 25community needed the Miami East district. And judging by the sheer 15, 25-17 at the Nutter Center — not number of fans who supported them Vikings. They earned the right to be a little along the road, they made the differ• See STATE TITLE on A2 ence. selfish.

East grabs second state title

• For a full report from the game, During their run to the volleyball see Sports, program’s first-ever Division III State title last year, the Vikings Page A9

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The Cornerstone @ 8811 at UVCC opens for business BY BETHANY J. ROYER Ohio Community Media broyer@dailycall.com When will the restaurant be open? “Now!” said Nancy Luce, Upper Valley Career Center superintendent, to

PIQUA those in attendance for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon to mark the official opening of The Cornerstone @ 8811 restaurant in the south-

west corner of the career technology education center on Looney Road. “We’re just delighted to have all of you here for this special occasion,” said Luce at the welcoming of the new restaurant, built as part of a $25 million Ohio School

Facilities Commission renovation project at UVCC. Able to seat 70-75, the new dining establishment will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, with a three-week rotating menu that includes entrees,

soups and salads, desserts and more. It will be operated by the nearly 40 junior and senior high school students of the UVCC Culinary Arts program, with their instructors,

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“I thought it was really BY MELANIE YINGST fun,” Thomas said of his Staff Writer first-ever experience deer myingst@tdnpublishing.com hunting. With his second-ever Call it beginner’s “buck.” shot with a crossbow last It was 10-year-old week, Thomas snagged a Thomas Miller’s first year of nine-point buck that hunting and the fifth-grade weighed more than 250 student at Miami East pounds. “I had to go out and buy STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER Elementary downed a 175Thomas Miller, 10, and his father, Robert Miller of pound doe in late October another freezer,” his father, Casstown, make an adjustment on a crossbow with the first shot he ever Robert Miller, said with a took with a crossbow. laugh. “I have never seen a 1 Thursday in Troy.

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buck that big — it was incredible.” Those were the first two shots I’ve ever made,” said Thomas, who now can boast 100 percent accuracy with a crossbow. Robert said his son took a safety course prior to hunting this season for the first time. Thomas said he was able to stay calm up in the tree stand (properly harnessed to the stand to

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Charges have been filed against two people in connection with puppies that were dumped from the Peterson Road bridge Friday morning. Miami County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sarah Fraley, who was patrolling on foot in the area of Peterson Road for the Miami County Park District, heard a loud vehicle pull up just past the bridge, heard the puppies “crying” and heard the car drive away quickly. She was able to round up the puppies, which were taken to the Miami County Animal Shelter, then later checked out by a veterinarian Steven Bixler, 29, of Piqua is charged with two counts of animal cruelty and four counts of abandonment. His girlfriend, 36-year-old Shonda Lee of Piqua, is charged with animal cruelty and failure to license. Authorities said Lee


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Bicentennial • Continued from A1 Tremblay and city of Troy Project Manager Stan Kegley as chairmen of the steering committee for the 2014 bicentennial event. “Doug and I sat down and made a list of activities from 1964 and the resources around today that we can tap into,â€? Kegley said. “Of course, this is all very preliminary.â€? Much of the support for the 150-year anniversary came from companies whose headquarters were based in Troy, including Hobart Manufacturing, which developed a small magazine for the occasion, Kegley said. Several other

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Hobart companies, WACO and local banks were other big supporters. Kegley said organizers may need to be a little more creative in terms of fundraisers, with fewer companies based in Troy 50 years later. However, he stressed that he expected substantial support from local individuals, business and organizations. Beamish said the committee likely will have activities throughout the year, with the date of Troy’s recognition as a city/village being highlighted with special events. While the mayor will extend ideas to the committee, he said he would leave the planning to them.

“I don’t want to impose my ideas but instead allow the steering committee to develop and create ideas,� he said. “But it would be nice to do some portrayals and dramatizations of key figures from the past.� Once planning gets under way, Kegley and Tremblay will look for volunteers for the steering committee. “I’d assume we’d be looking for people who have a great deal of appreciation for history and preservation of history, which they can bring to light,� Beamish said. The sesquicentennial required hundreds of volunteers and attracted large numbers of people, Kegley

said, noting that a photo in the Troy Daily News in celebration coverage showed a packed crowd — so many that he commented, “It looks like nearly every citizen of Troy was involved in the celebration.� The chairmen will meet with different local groups such as Troy Civic Theatre to integrate their events into the festivities. “We’re hoping to capitalize on ongoing activities in 2014 and make them a part of the bicentennial theme,� Kegley said, adding that a theme is still in the works. The committee chairs will seek members for the committee once planning is further under way.

Obama tops Romney in final Florida tally ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida’s 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000. No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney’s 206. The Florida Secretary of State’s Office said that with almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Obama led Republican challenger Mitt Romney 50 percent to 49.1 percent, a difference of about 74,000 votes. That was over the half-percent

margin where a computer recount would have been automatically ordered unless Romney had waived it. There is a Nov. 16 deadline for overseas and military ballots, but under Florida law, recounts are based on Saturday’s results. Only a handful of overseas and military ballots are believed to remain outstanding. It’s normal for election supervisors in Florida and other states to spend days after any election counting absentee, provisional, military and overseas ballots. Usually, though, the election has already been called on election night or soon after because the winner’s margin is beyond reach.

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Level 1, Maria Shaneyfelt, Level 2, Scott and Graham. Given the culinary arts facility had been centrally located in the school, the remodeling gave the program an opportunity to move to a prime location. It also allowed for building a state-of-the art kitchen that includes a variety of ovens, commercial grade appliances, even a panini maker, along with a new classroom that has a demonstration kitchen, cameras and a monitor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four times the size of what we had previously,â&#x20AC;? said Kathy Voris, UVCC public relations coordinator, of the renovation, explaining how all the patronage programs, including cosmetology and childcare, are now easily accessible to both students

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and the public. The transformation allows students to better serve in cuttingedge facilities, while continuing to gain real life, hands-on experience in their chosen fields. For the culinary arts program students, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to serve a variety of patrons as the Cornerstone @ 8811 will also be available for reservations by community groups and for corporate presentations. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ribbon cutting was attended by the Piqua Chamber of Commerce and surrounding area chambersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ambassadors, the culinary arts students, along with numerous Piqua city officials, including City Manager Gary Huff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very excited having this new restaurant,â&#x20AC;? Huff said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great addition to the community.â&#x20AC;?

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even dropping a set during the entire eight-match tournament run. When asked if this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state title was more for them this time around, senior Leah Dunivan grinned and hugged the trophy tight, drawing laughs from all of her teammates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A little bit, yes,â&#x20AC;? Dunivan said with a sly smile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like the community needed it as much this year.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to say they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come out to support their Vikings in droves. The Casstown Crazies outnumbered Readyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rooting section nearly two to one, and Miami East fed off of that energy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just as they did last year. It was the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of thanking the Vikingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; senior class of Dunivan, Abby Cash and Allie Millhouse â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the most successful class in school history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best senior class and team to ever walk the hallowed halls of Miami East,â&#x20AC;? Miami East coach John Cash said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great day, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bittersweet. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re losing three kids we love dearly, three kids that got this whole thing started. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say that enough.â&#x20AC;? But on Saturday, they got the sendoff that they deserved.

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prevent falls) as his father walked him through the process of shooting the crossbow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I saw the deer I tracked him with the crossbow â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I felt pretty comfortable,â&#x20AC;? Thomas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he was shaking when we saw that buck though.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;My heart was beating pretty fast,â&#x20AC;? Robert said. Thomas said he had heard a twig snap and soon spotted the buck and was able to get a clear shot at the animal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a great way to spend time with kids,â&#x20AC;? Robert said of hunting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a hobby; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how we put food on the table for a family of five.â&#x20AC;? Robert, through the help of friends, was able to take his son hunting on private property outside of Troy where no other hunters were located to teach his son the finer points of hunting in a secluded tree stand. Thomas said he enjoys spending time with his dad in the outdoors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just like it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quiet out there and I watch the animals and spend time with my dad,â&#x20AC;? Thomas said. He said he might have to give some pointers to his father, who has yet to snag his first deer of the season. Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first buck soon will hang on the wall of either the family room or his bedroom. Robert summed up his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first hunting season and his pride in his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first two kills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not bad for a firsttimer,â&#x20AC;? he said with a laugh, noting it took him several years to be a successful hunter, especially with a crossbow. â&#x20AC;˘ For more information about Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hunting laws and other regulations, visit www.ohiodnr.com.

MIAMI COUNTYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MOST WANTED Lemuel Roth Date of birth: 1/125/61 Location: Piqua Height: 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;0â&#x20AC;? Weight: 200 Hair color: Black Eye color: ROTH Green Wanted for: Failure to appear â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Non-support

James Bowman Date of birth: 1/17/72 Location: Covington Height: 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;3â&#x20AC;? Weight: 245 Hair color: Brown Eye BOWMAN color: Brown Wanted for: Failure to appear â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Non-support

Bryan Eastman Date of birth: 8/16/76 Location: Dayton Height: 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;1â&#x20AC;? Weight: 150 Hair color: Brown Eye EASTMAN color: Blue Wanted for: Failure to appear â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Non-support

John Liles Date of birth: 8/27/71 Location: Piqua Height: 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;1â&#x20AC;? Weight: 200 Hair color: Red Eye LILES color: Blue Wanted for: Theft

Ebony Kendrick Date of birth: 8/23/84 Location: Piqua Height: 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;4â&#x20AC;? Weight: 140 Hair color: Brown Eye KENDRICK color: Brown Wanted for: Receiving stolen property, DUS, displaying tags â&#x20AC;˘ This information is provided by the Miami County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. These individuals were still at-large as of Friday. â&#x20AC;˘ If you have information on any of these suspects, call the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office at 440-6085. â&#x20AC;˘ Location identifies the last known mailing address of suspects.

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All four of the puppies and the mother are up for adoption. Authorities said several tips they received after media reports about the puppies being dumped led them to the two suspects.

told them that she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to take care of the puppies. She still has the mother but is expected to turn her over to the animal shelter Tuesday. Bixler and Lee are scheduled to appear in (WDTN-TV2 concourt Nov. 20. tributed to this report.)

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Courthouse. Join in the event and help celebrate the time, talent and treas• CHRISTMAS ure of local philanthropists BAZAAR: A Christmas and not-for-profit organizabazaar will be offered from C o m m u n i t y tions. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the St. • SHARE THE HARPatrick undercroft, 409 E. Calendar VEST: The Greenfire Main St., Troy. Enjoy a Bistro in Tipp City will offer wide variety of coffees, hot CONTACT US a special buffet dinner chocolate and teas; plus beginning at 6:30 p.m. feaan assortment of chocoturing Aullwood Farm’s lates through the Fair healthy meats, free-range Trade Sale. Also, sort Call Melody chicken and turkey and allthrough the large collecnatural, hormone-free pork Vallieu at tion of hand-carved olive and includes appetizers, 440-5265 to wood items from the salad and dessert. Twenty Bethlehem Christian list your free percent of all sales will Families and purchase benefit Aullwood’s educacalendar unique Christmas prestion programs for children. items.You ents. The cost is $30 per person • STORY BOARDS: can send and does not cover drinks During the Tipp City your news by e-mail to or tip. Seating is limited to Winter’s Yuletide vallieu@tdnpublishing.com. 50 people and reservations Gathering, the Tipp City are required. Call (937) Historical Society will have 667-6664 to make a reser“story boards” on display vation. titled “Then and Now on • MILTON MEMORIES: The last of the North Third Street.” The boards tell some fall Milton Memories oral history recording family history about the houses that will sessions will be at 1 p.m. at the West be open to the public for the Tour of Municipal Building on South Miami Milton Homes on Dec. 1. The hours are 1-5 p.m. Street. The topic will be the West Milton today. Stop in and browse through Tipp Masons and the Eastern Star. The sesCity history and do some Christmas sions are open to all interested parties shopping. A number of Tipp City historiand audience participation is encouraged. cally related gift items available. For more information, call Barb at (937) • VETERANS CEREMONY: Troy’s 698-6798 or Susie at (937) 698-6798. Veterans Day ceremony will begin at 11 • MEETING CHANGED: The Fort a.m. at Riverside Cemetery. Rowdy Gathering election meeting and • ADOPTION LUNCH: November is medallion ceremony has been moved to National Adoption Awareness Month and today. The medallion ceremony will begin those at St. Patrick would like to invite at 7 p.m., followed by the annual elecanyone who has been touched by adoptions at the Covington City Building. tion to join others between noon and 3 Nominations for the elections should be p.m. at St. Patrick Parish Center cafeteria in Troy for a carry-in meal. The church will made in person at the meeting. • PEANUTS PROGRAM: The Miltonsupply sandwiches and table service, and Library will have a “Peanuts” Union participants are asked to bring a side dish to share and their own drink. There will be themed Thanksgiving program for children. There will be games, prizes and activities for children. Make a reservation snacks for all. For more information, call at tmk.sdk@juno.com or 335-7735. (937) 698-5515 or go to www.mupublicli• TURKEY SHOOT: The Troy VFW brary.org. Post No. 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy, • PILATES CLASS: The A.B. Graham will offer a turkey shoot with sign ups Memorial Center, Conover, will host a sixbeginning at 11 a.m. The shoot will begin week pilates class on Tuesdays and at noon. An all-you-can-eat breakfast, by Thursdays from 6-7 p.m., beginning today the auxiliary, will be available from 9 a.m. The fee is $35 for the entire session, or to noon for $6. $5 per class. For more information, call • BREAKFAST SERVED: Breakfast (937) 368-3700. will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Civic agenda Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, • The village of West Milton Council Ludlow Falls, from 8- 11 a.m. All breakwill meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chamfasts are made-to-order and everything is bers. a la carte.

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• BREAKFAST SET: The American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 586, Tipp City, will present an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items offered will be eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, pancakes,waffles, toast, biscuits, hash browns, juices, fruit and cinnamon rolls. • BOWLERS BREAKFAST: The Elks bowlers will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the club 17 W. Franklin St Troy. Breakfast will include eggs cooked-to-order, bacon, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, toast and biscuits and gravy. The cost is $6.50 per person. • CANDLE DIPPING: Candle dipping will be offered beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. The cost is a general admission fee of $5 foe adults and $3 per child, plus $1 for each candle made. Call (937) 890-7360 for reservations.

MONDAY • VETERANS BREAKFAST: The Miami County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Lincoln Square, will offer a free breakfast to military veterans from 6:30-9 a.m. at Lincoln Square Family Restaurant, 1320 Archer Drive, Troy. Uniformed sheriff’s office employees will serve veterans. • WORKSHOP MEETING: The Elizabeth Township Board of Trustees will hold a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. at the township building. • WILD JOURNEYS: Join Jim Solomon as he shares his travels in Ireland at 7 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. His travels took us from the southwest town of Kenmare on the Ring of Kerry north to Achill Island in County Mayo. The program is free for BNC members, and $2 per person for non-members. • POET’S CORNER: Join the TroyMiami County Public Library’s poetry workshop at 6:30 p.m. to share and discuss your interests in poetry or bring a poem that you have written. If you don’t have any of your own poems, bring and read a poem by your favorite poet. Staff will go over some writing exercises and prompts to help you write new poems. • SOCIETY TO MEET: The Covington Newberry Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Covington Village Hall. For more information, call (937) 473-2270. • VETERANS EVENT: The Pleasant Hill community will honor veterans at 1:30 p.m. in the Newton Junior High School gym. Veterans are asked to arrive at 1 p.m. A reception will follow the ceremony. Family members wishing to attend with the veterans also are invited. Make a reservation by calling (937) 676-2002. However, all walk-ins will be welcomed.

TUESDAY • PHILANTHROPY DAY: National Philanthropy Day will be recognized from 9-10 a.m. at the Miami County

WEDNESDAY • SPIRIT NIGHT: Support the wildlife ambassadors at Brukner Nature Center simply by eating out at the Troy Waffle House on Archer Drive between 2-9 p.m. If at least 30 supporters show up, 25 percent of sales for the evening will be donated to BNC to help offset the more than $1,000 cost of feeding the 40 wildlife ambassadors each year. No need to bring anything with you, just mention you are eating out for Brukner. • LECTURE SERIES: At 7 p.m., the WACO Air Museum will host a lecture, with two speakers, about the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. The WACO Air Museum is located at 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.wacoairmuseum.org or call 335-WACO. • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. Patty Rose, owner of the Art Vault, will lead a tour of the new gallery in downtown Troy. For more information, contact Donn Craig, vice president, at (937) 418-1888. • STORY HOUR: Story hours for children 3-5 and their caregiver will be at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the MiltonUnion Public Library. Programs will include puppet shows, stories and crafts.

Captain to sing at Bengals game BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer wsanders@dailycall.com

PIQUA ways like the Mid-Ohio Raceway to singing the National Anthem at the Ohio Statehouse. The crowd at today’s Bengals game will be considerably larger in size than any venue to which Battle has been accustomed, which she said makes her nervous and a little excited. “When I was first asked, I was shaking and almost fell out of my chair,” she said. “I am honored because they asked me to do it and then thought, ‘Oh my God, there will be so many people looking at me.’” She said another reason she is excited is because she gets to represent the National Guard. “I will be representing an entity that is so much bigger than me,” she said. Battle also said the opportunity is an honor because she wants to set a good example for her children. “I want to show them and whoever else is interested that you can perform in front of other people and it’s not something to be scared of,” she said.

Battle has three children, a daughter, Tiffani Higgins, 12; and two sons, Sean Higgins, 16, and Kiavma Powe, 19. She moved to Piqua in 2001 after growing up in Texas. For a performance she gave at the Mid-Ohio Raceway in July, Battle was presented with the Coin of Excellence from the Ohio National Guard Assistant Adjutant General for the Army, Brig. Gen. Doug Harris.

asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m. at the south entrance of the school to be greeted. Elementary, junior TROY — All veterans, high and high school students will lead this spetheir families and comcial chapel service to munity members are invited to attend a service honor all former and current military personnel. for veterans’ recognition Students, staff and the from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at Troy Christian High community will honor our servicemen and serviceSchool, 700 S. Dorset women for the sacrifices Road, Troy. Veterans are

made for our country. They will be honored with a presentation, songs and prayer. A complimentary sack lunch will be provided for community members who wish to attend on their lunch hour. The event is free and open to the public. For questions, contact the school office at 3395692.

Leslie Battle has performed in front of large crowds before, but this Sunday’s crowd will be the biggest one yet. Battle, 42, a Piqua mother of three, will have the honor of singing the country’s National Anthem during the Military Appreciation Day festivities this Sunday during the pregame show when the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants, at Paul Brown Stadium at 1 p.m. The pregame show begins at 12:30 p.m. She is a captain in the Army National Guard, 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and is known by the Guard to be a fantastic singer. That is why she was recommended to sing the National Anthem when the NFL team contacted the National Guard recently because they wanted to have a military member perform the song. “I consider it an honor,” Battle said Friday. Battle has performed the song numerous times, from events held at area race-

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THURSDAY • HISTORICAL PROGRAM: The Troy Historical Society will observe the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 at at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. Local historians Karen and Terry Purke will present a program titled “Miami County in the Fall of 1812; Living in a Perilous Time.” The Purkes will dress in period clothing and tell their stories from the point of view of the men and women. A display of everyday implements and tools will add much to their stories. For more information, call (937) 339-5900 or email tths@frontier.com. • BREAKFAST SET: The Sons Of The American Legion Post 43, 622 S.Market St., will host an all-you-can-eat buffet-style breakfast from 7-10:30 a.m. The cost is $7. Breakfast will include scrambled eggs, homemade fried potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, bacon, sausage, waffles, toast, orange juice and coffee. Takeout orders are available by calling 339-3502. • MOM AND BABY: A Mom and Baby Get Together support group for breastfeeding mothers is offered weekly on Thursdays at Upper Valley Medical Center. The meetings are 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Farmhouse located northwest of the main hospital entrance. The meetings are facilitated by the lactation department. Participants can meet other moms, share about being a new mother and learn more about breastfeeding and their babies. For more information, call (937) 440-4906.

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

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Globe and Mail on Syrian refugees: The temporary truce in Syria, which began Friday, was a helpful if tenuous sign that there might yet be a political solution to the country’s 19-month-old civil war, which has left 30,000 dead. Though the four-day truce, to coincide with Eid-al-Adha, was brokered by the international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and endorsed by the UN Security Council, there were no arrangements for monitoring compliance. Sporadic fighting broke out and soon intensified, showing that a resolution to the conflict may still be months away. President Bashar al-Assad and the rebels do not even agree on the conditions for peace. Some in the opposition do not agree with others who favour negotiation with the embattled president. In the meantime, the West, including Canada, could consider broadening humanitarian efforts to assist the more than 358,000 refugees from Syria who have fled to Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. Lebanon itself is at risk of becoming increasingly destabilized following the assassination of the Lebanese intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan, a Sunni who stood up to the Assad regime, and who had protected many whom the Assad regime would otherwise have eliminated. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has estimated that as many as 700,000 Syrian refugees will have fled abroad by the end of the year. The global community could certainly do more to assist them. Why should Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey have to host all of those seeking a safe haven? The UNHCR has urged European countries to keep their borders open to Syrians and consider granting them asylum. Under the government refugee sponsorship program in Canada, Syrians could also be resettled here. But for those who cannot or do not want to leave, even a partial truce would have been some relief. The Telegraph, London, on Iran: The suggestion by Ehud Barak, Israel’s Defense Minister that Iran has pulled back from the brink of its confrontation with the West over its nuclear program is intriguing. In his interview with The Daily Telegraph today, Barak argues that Iran’s decision to consign a proportion of its enriched uranium stockpile to civilian use has averted a crisis that could easily have led to Israel launching air strikes to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. By converting its enriched uranium to fuel rods used for medical isotopes, Iran has helped to reassure the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that its intentions are peaceful. But that is only half the story. Iran still possesses significant quantities of enriched uranium, which could be used for a nuclear weapons program. At a time when the Iranian economy is under severe pressure from the wide-ranging sanctions that have been imposed for Tehran’s non-compliance on nuclear matters, the ayatollahs may have decided to give themselves some breathing space by playing along with the IAEA’s demands, with the aim of returning to their nuclear weapons program once the international pressure has eased. But, as Barak makes clear, that would be a grave miscalculation. The stand-off between Iran and the Western powers is unlikely to be resolved so long as Tehran fails to provide satisfactory guarantees that its remaining stockpiles of enriched uranium are for peaceful purposes, and not for making atomic bombs.

THEY SAID IT: ELECTION EDITION “Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.” — U.S. President Barack Obama, on being re-elected “From the very beginning, I felt cautiously optimistic.” — Richard Adams, on winning the 80th District House of Representatives race “Since this is a threeyear renewal, we hate to bombard people with information every two to three years. At the same time, we know people see the need to continue to support the school and we will continue to provide an excellent educational value for their tax dollar.” — Newton Schools Superintendent Pat McBride, on the passage of a school renewal levy

WRITE TO US: The Troy Daily News welcomes signed letters to the editor. Letters must contain your home address and a telephone number where you can be reached during the day. Letters must be shorter than 500 words as a courtesy to other writers. We reserve the right to edit for length and clarity. MAIL: 224 S. Market, Troy, Ohio, 45373; E-MAIL: editorial@tdnpublishing.com; FAX (937) 440-5286; or go ONLINE: www.troydailynews.com (“Letters To The Editor” link on left side).

Weight loss surgery is not easy way out I’ve heard far too many people say things about weight loss surgery — specifically, how it’s the “easy way out,” that “only the weak would do it” and that the people who get it should just “eat less and work out more like everyone else.” I have something to say to the people that think and say those things. You’re all morons. For some, it’s not just a problem of wanting to eat all the time — there are scientific reasons for their being overweight, like a genetic predisposition or the stomach pumping out too much of the hormone that tells your brain that you’re hungry. And all the willpower in the world can’t fight science and nature. But to think that choosing to have a major surgical procedure, one in which major portions of your insides are carved out and discarded or rerouted, that basically giving up certain foods forever, that completely and totally altering the way you eat and live for the rest of your life, is the “easy way out?” That thought couldn’t be more stupid. It takes an unheard of amount of motivation, strength and determination and a special kind of courage to choose to change your life for the better.

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist And my wife, Mandie, is as strong and courageous as they come. Two weeks ago tomorrow, Mandie underwent the Roux en-Y procedure — the most invasive of the three surgeries, where only the tiniest part of the stomach is left and reattached further down the small intestine, limiting the amount of food that can be eaten and eliminating the portion of the stomach that produces the “you’re hungry” hormone. The whole thing has been anything but easy for her. She had wanted to get the surgery before I even met her, but insurance issues kept her from being able (evidently they don’t understand that if you just got insurance, it’s not likely that you have years worth of medical records preceding that). But once we got married and decided

that one day we want to have children, that sealed it. She wanted to be able to have the physical energy to enjoy raising a baby. I wasn’t a fan of the idea at first — I thought exercise and diet would be able to get her where she wanted to be. But after talking to countless (literally, I lost count at about 25) people who had undergone similar procedures — all of whom said they would do it again without hesitation, no matter what complications they may have had after — and listening to the scientific arguments, I was won over. And after a months-long preparatory regimen (including more fights with insurance companies), it was finally time. And all of those arguments about it being the “easy way” disappeared. Everyone told us that the first week after was the hardest, but that didn’t do it justice. Mandie fought her way through constant and tremendous pain and nausea as her body got used to the idea that her insides had been sliced and diced. And through all of that, the doctors wanted her not to rest, but to get up and walk — mere hours after. And mentally she struggled, as well, as the procedure is irreversible, so thoughts of “what have I done?” inevitably crept in.

But she shrugged off the physical pain, dealt with — and is still dealing with — the mental and emotional issues, and she has been getting exponentially better since that first week ended. But now comes the truly hard part, coping with the dietary change. It will be months before she can eat anything that isn’t liquid or pureed. Five or six small meals a day, drinking 64 ounces of fluid a day — but never drinking and eating within a half hour of each other. A metric ton of vitamin supplements every day for the rest of her life. Eating nothing with more than seven grams of sugar — which is harder than it sounds. And somehow getting 80-100 grams of protein in per day in spite of all of the limitations. Lifestyle change doesn’t even begin. Easy way? It’s just like anything else — a tool to be used to help. In the end, it’s still up to her how she uses it. But I know she’ll do great — and I’ll be there to support her no matter what she decides. She’s more than just my best friend, my love and my wife. She’s also my role model. I can only hope to one day be as brave and strong as she is. TDN Sports Editor Josh Brown appears Sundays.

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Miami County Foundation awards $290,000 in grants The Miami County Foundation awarded 103 separate grants totaling $290,611 during a recent Grant Distribution Celebration. Dr. Richard N. Adams, Distribution Committee chairman, welcomed agency and school representatives. “I know the late Richard E. Hunt, who established the organization, would be pleased by the growth and service of the foundation,” Adams said. “His idea of people helping people is the basis of the Foundation’s goals of helping donors to accomplish their philanthropic objectives as effectively as possible and to build a permanent endowment of private funding to serve the Miami County community.” Adams said more than $3.9 million has been distributed in grants and scholarships over the past 27 years. He presented an overview of the foundation’s grant and scholarship programs. By allocating grants twice yearly, the Foundation helps schools, individual students and charitable organizations to attain their objectives. As a result, the Foundation serves as a catalyst for innovative programs in the arts, community development, education, environment, health and human services. One hundred and three grants totaling $290,611 were awarded to assist a variety of projects in Miami County and ranged from $62 to $20,000. Organizations benefiting from these grants include A.B. Graham Memorial Center, Bethel Local Elementary, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Bradford Church of the Brethren, Bradford Fire/Rescue Services, Bradford High School, Bradford High School Art Dept, Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum, Bradford Public Library, Child Care Choices, city of Tipp City, Covington Elementary School, Covington High School Art Dept, Covington Special Fire Department, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Downtown Tipp City Partnership, Edison College Foundation, Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County,

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Miami County Dental Clinic has served more than 5,000 patients since opening four years ago. The organization received a grant to purchase an emergency medical kit and a storage cart. First United Church of Christ, Foundation Center Cleveland, Friends of Mainstreet Piqua, Fully Pardoned Jail & Prison Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, Lehman Catholic High School Science Olympiad Program, Lincoln Community Center, Mainstreet Piqua, Meals on Wheels of Piqua, Miami County Dental Clinic, Miami County Humane Society, Miami County ProLife Educational Foundation, Miami County Recovery Council, Miami County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Miami County YMCA, Miami East High School English Class, Miami East Local Schools, Miami East Music Boosters, Milton Union Council of Churches, Milton Union High School Band, New Creation Counseling Center, Newton High School, Newton High School Family & Consumer Science Dept, Newton High School Physics & Chemistry, Newton School Music Dept, Overfield Early Childhood Program, Partners In Hope, Pink Ribbon Girls, Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, Piqua Arts Council, Piqua City Schools High Street Primary, Piqua City Schools Bennett Intermediate, Piqua Civic

Band, Piqua Compassion Network, Piqua High School, Piqua High School Media Class, Piqua Neighborhood Improvement, Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren, Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region, Senior Independence, Sunrise Center Goodwill Easter Seals Adult Day Services, The Barn Ministry, The Future Begins Today, The Miami Montessori School, Tipp City LT Ball School, Tipp City School Broadway Elementary, Tipp City School Nevin Coppock Elementary, Tipp City Schools — middle and high school, Tipp City Schools Middle School and High School In-School Suspension, Troy Christian Junior and Senior High School, Troy High School Social Studies Dept, Troy High School Student Government, Troy City Schools — Van Cleve, Troy City Schools — West Central Juvenile Detention Center, Troy City Schools Van Cleve Sixth Grade, Troy Lions Charities, Troy Little League Football, Troy Public Broadcasting Channel 5, Troy Recreation Association, Troy-Miami County Public Library,

• Second honors with a grade point average of 3.0-3.49: Fourth grade — Lauren Adkins, Rachel Bloom, Noah Cain, Ben DelCid, Lisa Senter and Emma Wappelhorst. Fifth grade — Chloe Coleman, Tommy Hamlin, Jake Melton, Seth Peoples, Nathan Rocke and Jack White. Sixth grade — Haley Bloom, Cole Gilardi, Ben Roller and Lauren Roy. Seventh grade — Max Hamlin, Joe Melton and Connor Roy.

Zonner, Ian Riehle, Kylie Smith, Kaitlyn Stanislaw, Jacob Cox, Donyana Godin, Nathaniel Kaiser, Tristan Peterson, Kohlton Snider and Ellie Weaver. Fifth grade — Nevaeh Collier, Layla Thongvylay, Maggie Welker, Olivia Duaso, Lauren Hemmelgarn, Taylor Henn, Allison Irey, Angelica Manzano, Mollie Bretland, Conner Earick, Collin Evers, Chance Goodwin,

Union Township Life Squad, Upper Valley Career Center Adult Basic & Literacy Education ABLE and Western Ohio TV Consortium. The Foundation continues to provide 17 on-going humanitarian grants for food, utility, shelter and medical assistance programs throughout the county. Agencies selected to receive these grants consist of the American Red Cross, Bethany Center’s soup kitchen, Covington Outreach Association, FISH Union Township, Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, G.I.V.E., Health Partners of Miami County, New Path, Partners in Hope, Salvation Army in Piqua, St. James Episcopal Church food pantry and St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen. A grant from the Jean and John Dugan Fund was awarded to Health Partners of Miami County. The celebration concluded with a final comment from Adams to grant recipients, “On behalf of the Miami County foundation board of directors, accept our thanks for the work each of you and those serving your organizations provide to our county.” The deadline for spring 2013 grant distribution is the last day of February. Eligible organizations must provide services directly to the residents of Miami County, must be certified federally tax-exempt by the IRS as a 501c or equivalent organization, preferably a 501 (c)(3) and organizations are limited to one grant per 12-month period. You can request a grant application by calling the office at 773-9012 or download a copy from the foundation’s website at www.miamicounty foundation.org. Individuals, businesses and organizations wishing to support the mission of the Foundation may contribute to the unrestricted fund. Donations are accepted in any amount and can be mailed to the foundation office at P.O. Box 1526, Piqua, OH 45356-1526, or given securely on the foundation’s website.

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IRVING JOE THOMPSON CUMMING, Ga. — Irving Joe Thompson, 84, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Embracing Hospice IPU, Cumming, Ga. Joe was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who loved to travel and do wood working. He was a veteran of the Naval Air Force during World War II, where he was a photographer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Zelda Thompson. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley Thompson of Cumming, Ga.; children, Mark Thompson of Cumming, Ga., Toni and

Mike Kane of Snellville, Ga., Betsy and Jay Oxford of Cumming, Ga.; sister; grandsons, Joshua Thompson and Joey Putman; and sister-in-law, Sharon (Jim) Yates of Troy. A memorial service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the McDonald and Son Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Jim Dwiggins officiating. A graveside service will be at a later date at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Ga., with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made in memory of Joe, to Embracing Hospice In Patient Unit, 8013 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30041

DENISE ANN RAWLINS TROY — Denise Ann Rawlins, 56, of Troy, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 8, after a lengthy illness. She was born March 4, 1956, in Dayton, Ohio, to George Rawlins and the late Marian (Myers) Rawlins. She was a 1974 graduate of Beavercreek High School. Denise is survived by longtime friend, Thomas Henn of Troy; father and step mother, George and

Jean Rawlins of Beavercreek; sister and brother in law, Debra and Dennis Sargent of Zionsville, Ind.; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Susan Rawlins of Beavercreek; numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and friends. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Agape Family Worship Center, 2141 Harshman Road, Dayton, OH 45424.

OBITUARY POLICY In respect for friends and family, the Troy Daily News prints a funeral directory free of charge. Families who would like photographs and

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Grand illumination Nov. 23 TROY — Troy Main Street will present the holiday grand illumination and holiday parade at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Visitors to downtown Troy will be entertained by a parade of costumed characters, holiday music, the arrival of Santa and more. The evening begins with a parade led through downtown marking the arrival of Santa Claus. Mayor Mike Beamish plans the traditional reading of “’Twas the Month before Christmas” and will lead

the community in counting down to the illumination of Troy’s holiday centerpiece Christmas tree and downtown holiday lights. Activities include visits with Santa, refreshments, train rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, face painting and many retailers open late. Live music will include performances by the mayor’s youth council and Gotham City Brass Quartet. For more information, visit www.troymainstreet. org or call 339-5455.

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J.C. Penney posts 3Q loss NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. is hoping it has finally hit rock bottom. The bad news keeps getting worse for the struggling department-store chain that on Friday reported a wider third-quarter loss than expected on a nearly 27 percent drop in revenue. That marks the third quarter of big losses and sales declines as customers continue to show that they’re unhappy with Penney’s decision this year to ditch coupons and annual sales in favor of everyday low pricing. The poor results underscore the challenges facing Penney CEO Ron Johnson, who was brought in a year ago to turn around the struggling retailer.

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Edison to develop Clifton was and teach online nominated for courses. She conthe high honor by tinues with classher former room and online Edison dean, PIQUA — After 26 years Scott Britten, teaching as well as of teaching at Edison, facul- who said, “Kathy using videoconferty member Kathy Clifton encing to teach is an extraordihas found one more accostudents at a disnary educator, lade to add to her already tance and also who consistently CLIFTON impressive resume, the serves as coordiupholds high Ohio Association of Twonator for the psystandards in her Year Colleges Adjunct chology department. classes and works to supTeacher of the Year Award. port students.” Throughout Clifton has served as the Clifton, who teaches college’s Coordinator of her 26 years at Edison, anthropology and sociology Clifton has taught a record International, Cultural, and at Edison, was selected for 870 contract semester hours Minority Education and an the award from a list of 16 while serving on various adviser for the Edison chapnominees of part-time ter of Phi Theta Kappa committees and advisory instructors. The award was boards. International Honor Society. presented at the OATYC Clifton’s contributions to She also served the college annual fall conference on on numerous committees the college have extended Oct. 12, at Lorain County relating to academics, techfar beyond the classroom Community College, near nology and the arts. In 2000 walls. She was one of the Cleveland. Clifton led a group to Egypt early faculty members at

as the college’s first study abroad tour, where she said, “I was able to observe firsthand as an anthropologist so many of the ancient sites and artifacts that I teach about.” In 2003, she was honored with the Award for Faculty Excellence and Innovation by the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education. “Kathy is a wonderful educator who gives so much of her time and talents to the college and to her students,” said Naomi Lewis, dean of arts and sciences. “Her focus has always been on student learning, and continually incorporating current technology into her classes. She is very deserving of this award and we

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In this Oct. 28 file photo, chief hurricane specialist James Franklin looks at computers tracking Hurricane Sandy at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. In just two weeks this fall, computer models displayed an impressive prediction prowess, from predicting Superstorm Sandy to who would win the U.S. presidential election.

Predicting presidents, storms by computer Data predicts with impressive prowess WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget political pundits, gut instincts, and psychics. The mightier-than-ever silicon chip seems to reveal the future. In just two weeks this fall, computer models displayed an impressive prediction prowess. It started when the first computer model alerted meteorologists to the preHalloween disaster headed for the Northeast from a bunch of clouds in the Caribbean. Nearly a week later, that weather system became Hurricane Sandy and grew into a superstorm after taking a once-in-acentury sharp turn into New Jersey. Then, statistician and blogger Nate Silver correctly forecast on his beat-up laptop how all 50 states would vote for president. He even predicted a tie in Florida and projected it eventually would tip to President Barack Obama, which is the equivalent of predicting a coin landing on its side. He did it by taking polling data, weighing it for past accuracy and running 40,000 computer simulations at a time. He then gave his forecast in terms of percentages, saying that Obama had a 91 percent chance of being reelected. In the case of Sandy, lives were at stake. With the election, reputations were on the line and some pundits were dismissive of the computer modeling. Bets were made. Challenges issued. The math majors came out on top thanks to better and more accessible data and rapidly increasing computer power. “In this particular case, rationality scored a win,” said Princeton University neuroscientist Sam Wang, who since 2004 has been using mathematical formulas and polling data to predict elections for the

Princeton Election Consortium. Wang predicted a “100 percent chance” of an Obama victory, but missed Florida, giving it to Republican Mitt Romney. For the record, Wang notes that he beat Silver at accurate Senate race predictions. Computers soon should be able to tell health officials where the next food poisoning outbreak will spread, a U.S. government lab predicts. Tom Mitchell, head of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University, called computer model predictions based on historical evidence “one of more positive trends we’re going to see this century. … We’re just beginning.” Take a look at baseball, where Silver got his start as a stats geek. The Oakland A’s, a team that famously uses computer statistics in selecting players, surprised everyone by getting into the playoffs despite one of the lowest payrolls in baseball. Computer modeling tells the government what happens when a nuclear bomb explodes, helped Goodyear make a better tire and helped the makers of Pringles figure out how to keep the potato crisps from breaking in the can, said Bill Tang, program director for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory simulation program. Every time you swipe a credit card, a computer is using predictive models based on past evidence to determine if it’s really you or if it is fraud, Mitchell added. For about 40 years, climate scientists have used computer models to predict what global warming will look like with dead-on accuracy, said climate computer modeler Andrew Weaver of the University of Victoria in British Columbia. For computer models to make predictions, three

things are needed: computer power, mathematical formulas designed to mirror real world cause-and-effects and current conditions converted into numbers that can be used in formulas. Experts input the data of current conditions into the formulas that say if X and Y happen, then it will produce Z. Then the computers run those what-if simulations over and over again, with slight variations changing the end results. These scenarios are run tens of thousands of times, giving a whole range of outcomes. The key is seeing what happens most often and why. It’s not a dead-on prediction, but breaks down the future into probabilities. “It’s essentially solving equations that are too extensive to solve with pencil and paper,” Weaver explained. It all comes down to collecting data, crunching it and spitting out probabilities. It’s evidence turned into numbers. It’s math. Experts believe it’s the future. Silver said what he did with the election was nothing compared with what meteorologists did with Sandy. The National Weather Service forecast an extremely rare due-west turn by the storm into southern New Jersey, he said. “It’s astounding. That’s a huge win for computer modeling.” Silver’s bold predictions that Obama would win upset some political pundits who predicted a Romney victory, based on what they perceived as momentum, the enthusiasm of crowds, gut instinct and partisanship. But Silver was right, besting his 2008 record of getting 49 of 50 states right. “This is a victory for the stuff (computer modeling) in politics,” he said Thursday in a telephone interview. “It doesn’t mean we’re going to solve world peace with a computer. It doesn’t mean we’re going to be able predict earthquakes … but we can chip away at the margins.”

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• BASKETBALL: Newton Alumni and Friends will host its annual Red and White Night Nov. 16. The Newton Cheerleaders will once again kickoff the basketball season by introducing the winter sports teams. Events will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym. It’s a chance meet the High School and Jr. High girls and boys basketball teams, the cheerleaders, and enjoy the alumni basketball game. There will be an ice cream social in the Board of Education Room at the conclusion of the evening. Admission is $2. If anyone would like to participate in the alumni basketball game or to be a part of the alumni band, contact Tina Mollette at 676-2002. • SOFTBALL: There is a meeting at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at Troy Fish and Game on Lefevre Rd. for girls interested in playing Troy Junior High School softball. For more information, call Nick Gwin at 271-6932. • SOFTBALL: The Miami County Flames select softball team is looking to add two more players to the 14U Ateam. If interested, please contact General Manager Ginetta Thiebeau at gthiebeau@seniorindependence.org or call (937) 570-7128. • BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Extra Innings Troy and Louisville Slugger are sponsoring a winter hitting league for baseball and softball for age groups 10u, 13u, and 14-18. The league begins today and lasts for eight weekends, plus a championship tournament. Games for the 10u and 13u will be held on Saturdays at Extra Innings Troy, while 14 and over games will be played on Sunday afternoons. Individual cost is $85 or $175 per team of three. For more information, get online at www.extrainnings-troy.com or call at (937) 339-3330.

UPCOMING Sport ....................Start Date Bowling.......................Nov. 16 Girls Basketball..........Nov. 23 Ice Hockey .................Nov. 23 Swimming ..................Nov. 26 Boys Basketball .........Nov. 30 Wrestling ....................Nov. 30 Gymnastics..................Dec. 3

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Miami East’s Leah Dunivan serves an ace during the third and final game of the Vikings’ Division III State championship victory over Columbus Bishop Ready Saturday at the Nutter Center.

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Senior Abby Cash (far right) cries as she hugs a teammate after the Miami East Vikings won their second consecutive Division III State championship by sweeping Columbus Bishop Ready Saturday at Wright State’s Nutter Center.

Back-to-back Vikings win 2nd straight state title BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor jbrown@tdnpublishing.com Miami East listened to the talk from their potential competition in the state for the entire offseason. Things like, “how did they even get there? They must have gotten lucky. It was a fluke.” Even throughout this regular season — a year in which they only lost five sets total — and into the tournament, they had to put up with critics, doubters and even haters.

Out with a bang Vikings seniors go out as champions BY JAMES FREEMAN Sports Intern There were both smiles and tears while the Miami East Vikings celebrated their second straight Division III State championship Saturday. While Miami East coach John Cash celebrated, he knew this was the last time he would get to coach seniors Allie Millhouse, Abby Cash and Leah Dunivan. “It’s a little bit bittersweet,” Cash said. “It’s a great day. Backto-back championships don’t happen very often. The bitter part is that we lose three great kids to our program who we love dearly and who got this whole thing started.”

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“We want to prove everyone wrong, prove that we earned this,” senior Abby Cash said before Saturday’s Division III State championship matchup against Columbus Bishop Ready. The sound of the official’s flag raising to signal a service error on match point was also the sound of the Vikings’ final doubter closing their mouth. The Vikings (29-1) turned in one of the most dominant performances in history throughout the season, only losing fives sets the entire season — and none during their postseason run — on their way to becoming only the 16th school in the history of Ohio to ever win back-to-back state championships, sweeping Miami East’s Ashley Current (32) blocks a Columbus Bishop Ready shot Saturday during the Division III State championship ■ See CHAMPS on A11 match at the Nutter Center.

This group of seniors went 167 for Miami East their freshman year — improving on a seven-win season the year before, which was the most wins the school had in a decade. When Cash took over the team five years ago, he was laughed at when he talked about state titles — even by his own team. “We called him crazy,” Abby Cash said. “When it’s done right and you have great leadership coming out of kids — even as freshman — and they listen and they mold and they get people to come in with them, great things can happen,” Cash said. “That’s why they’re all here.” • A Dominant Run Going into Saturday’s match, Bishop Ready had eight losses on the season. Miami East had only

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■ High School Football

Buccs cruise Texas A&M upsets No. 1 Alabama Johnny Football and Southeastern Conference newbies Texas A&M took down the biggest bully in their new neighborhood and left No. 1 Alabama with badly bruised national championship hopes. Johnny Manziel, better known around Texas as Johnny Football, staked the 15thranked Aggies to a three-touchdown lead in the first quarter, and Texas A&M held on to beat the Crimson Tide 29-24 on Saturday. See Page A10.

Wright, Smith help Bluffton to victory Playing in the final game of his college career, Troy graduate Tyler Wright went out in style, leading Bluffton past Defiance by a score of 27-24 in overtime Saturday at Salzman Stadium in Bluffton. See Page A10.

Sets up rematch vs. Coldwater Staff Reports In a battle of two unbeaten teams, Covington emerged with a convincing 58-14 win over No. 2 seed Cincinnati Summit Country Day in the Division V Region 20 semifinals Saturday at Centerville High School. Next up for the Buccs is No. 1 seed Coldwater, who ended Covington’s season with 31-7 victory in the first round of the playoffs last season. The two teams will meet next Saturday with the site to be deter mind. The Buccs (12-0), ranked third in the region, jumped on top of Country Day (11-1) from the beginning, building a 27-0 lead by the end of the first

CENTERVILLE quarter. Covington scored on its first nine possessions of the game. A.J. Ouellette led the Buccs with 134 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Midwest Athletic Conference champion and the state’s No. 1 ranked team Coldwater defeated the undefeated West Liberty-Salem Tigers 44-22 Saturday night on the other side of the bracket. The Cavaliers — who have been to state three consecutive years — STAFF PHOTO/BEN ROBINSON defeated Miami East 42-7 in their first round game last A gang of Covington defenders bring down a Cincinnati Summit Country Day ballcarrier on Saturday in Centerville. weekend.

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Texas A&M stuns No. 1 Alabama TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Johnny Football and Southeastern Conference newbies Texas A&M took down the biggest bully in their new neighborhood and left No. 1 Alabama with badly bruised national championship hopes. Johnny Manziel, better known around Texas as Johnny Football, staked the 15th-ranked Aggies to a three-touchdown lead in the first quarter, and Texas A&M held on to beat the Crimson Tide 29-24 on Saturday. The Aggies (8-2, 5-2), playing in the SEC for the first season after ditching the Big 12, also might have ended the league’s run of BCS titles at six years. The defending national champion Crimson Tide (9-1, 6-1), who have been No. 1 almost all season, didn’t go quietly. AJ McCarron nearly pulled off a second straight scintillating comeback. He threw one touchdown pass and motored the ball downfield before Deshazor Everett stepped in front of his fourth-down pass at the goal line with 1:36 left. Manziel passed for 253 yards and rushed for 92 and led the Aggies to a 20-0 first quarter lead. “No moment is too big for him,” coach Kevin Sumlin said of his remarkable redshirt freshman. The Aggies had been 1-10 against top-ranked teams with the only previous win coming 30-26 over Oklahoma in 2002, but Manziel and Sumlin have entered the SEC with speed and swagger and fit right in. Alabama managed a second-shot national title after losing to LSU just over a year ago in the regular season but seems a longshot to do it again. Alabama would have secured a spot in the SEC championship game with a victory and only Western Carolina and Auburn remaining. “Two of the three national championship teams that I coached lost a game,” Tide coach Nick Saban said, counting one at LSU. “This team still has an opportunity to win the West and go to the SEC championship game and win a championship. There’s still a lot for this team to play for.” Now, the Tide will have to beat the Tigers to clinch the West and get into the SEC title game. As for the national title, Alabama will have to hope for another shakeup in the form of losses by Kansas

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Texas A&M wide receiver Malcome Kennedy (84) catches the game winning touchdown as Alabama defensive back Dee Milliner (28) defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game at BryantDenny Stadium Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. State, Oregon and Notre Dame. If the Tide wins out, and two of those teams go down, a third national championship in four seasons is still in play along with a seventh straight for the SEC. For now though, the SEC is on the outside looking in at the BCS title race. No. 7 Florida 27, ULL 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining and Florida rallied in the closing minutes to avoid a huge upset. Florida (9-1) did little on offense most of the day and looked to be in serious trouble when quarterback Jeff Driskel left the game with an ankle injury. The Rajin’ Cajuns (5-4) led 20-13 after Alonzo Harris’ 2-yard run and a blocked punt for a touchdown. But Jacoby Brissett rallied the Gators. Brissett found Jordan Reed down the middle for a 39-yard gain and then hit Quinton Dunbar for 3-yard score with 1:42 remaining. ULL was content to play for overtime. But Loucheiz Purifoy came off the edge and got his right hand on the punt. Jenkins picked up the deflection and went untouched the other way. No. 10 Clemson 45, Maryland 10 CLEMSON, S.C. — Tajh

Boyd threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns as Clemson won its sixth straight and record 12th in a row at Death Valley. Clemson (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had little trouble with the banged-up Terps (4-6, 2-4), who again started linebacker Shawn Petty at quarterback because of seasonending injuries to their four scholarship passers. Syracuse 45, No. 11 Louisville 26 SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ryan Nassib threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns, Jerome Smith ran for 144 yards and Syracuse handed Louisville its first loss of the season. Playing in the last home game of his SU career, Nassib directed an offense that gained 524 total yards. Nassib went 15 of 23 and passed Donovan McNabb for second on the school’s career yards passing list. No. 12 S. Carolina 38, Arkansas 20 COLUMBIA, S.C. — Connor Shaw threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score for South Carolina. Shaw was 15 of 23 for 279 yards for the Gamecocks (82, 6-2 Southeastern Conference), who finished with six league wins for only the second time in 20 years in the SEC. Arkansas (4-6, 2-4) will now have to beat both

Mississippi State and LSU to make a bowl game after starting the season No. 10 in the country. No. 14 Oklahoma 42, Baylor 34 NORMAN, Okla. — Landry Jones threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns, Damien Williams ran for 99 yards and two scores and Bob Stoops moved into sole possession of second place on the school’s career wins list. Backup quarterback Blake Bell scored on a 55yard keeper in the fourth quarter for the longest run by a quarterback in the Stoops era. Lache Seastrunk ran for 91 yards and three touchdowns for Baylor (4-5-, 1-5 Big 12), the last score getting the Bears within eight with 1:26 to play after quarterback Nick Florence got in on the 2-point conversion. LaColtan Bester recovered the ensuing onside kick, sealing the win for Oklahoma (7-2, 5-1). No. 15 Stanford 27, No. 13 Ore. State 23 STANFORD, Calif. — Kevin Hogan threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start, and Stanford overcame four turnovers to rally past Oregon State. Cody Vaz fumbled late in the fourth quarter to give the Cardinal (8-2, 6-1) the ball at the Beavers 29. The only Oregon State (7-2, 5-2) turnover turned out to be the

difference. No. 18 Nebraska 32, Penn State 23 LINCOLN, Neb. — Taylor Martinez threw a 5yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner for Nebraska’s first lead, and the Cornhuskers overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit for the fourth time this season. Ameer Abdullah ran for 116 yards on a career-high 31 carries, and Martinez finished with 104 yards as the Huskers pounded away on the ground on a windy afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten), down 14 points at half, got TD runs of 1 and 2 yards from Imani Cross to tie it at 20. Martinez threw 56 yards to Kyler Reed on a thirdand-5 and, three plays later, found Turner on a short slant in the end zone for the lead with 10:57 left. No. 19 Texas 33, Iowa State 7 AUSTIN, Texas — David Ash passed for 364 yards and two touchdowns and Texas honored former coach Darrell Royal by whipping Iowa State. Ash had a 61-yard touchdown pass to Mike Davis in the first quarter. Johnathan Gray ran for two touchdowns for the Longhorns (82, 5-2 Big 12), who won their fourth in a row. Texas paid tribute during the game to Royal, who died

Wednesday at age 88. Texas lined up in the wishbone, the formation Royal introduced to college football in 1968, on the Longhorn’s first play. Instead of a run, Texas ran a trick play that resulted in a 47-yard pass. No. 21 USC 38, Arizona State 17 LOS ANGELES — Marqise Lee caught 10 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown, Curtis McNeal rushed for 163 yards and two more scores, and Southern California bounced back from consecutive losses against skidding Arizona State. Matt Barkley threw for 222 yards and three TDs while becoming the leading passer in conference history for the Trojans (7-3, 5-3 Pac12), who overcame a slow start and five turnovers to snap their two-game skid. USC hasn’t lost three straight since 2001, former coach Pete Carroll’s first season. No. 24 Rutgers 28, Army 7 PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Brandon Coleman caught his second touchdown of the game on a 31-yard pass from Gary Nova with 8:49 to play and Rutgers survived a valiant effort by mistakeprone Army. In bouncing back from its first loss and a two-week layoff that featured Hurricane Sandy and a Nor’easter that dumped a foot of snow in New Jersey, the Scarlet Knights (8-1) scored three times in the final nine minutes. They also got a 2-yard touchdown run from Savon Huggins and a 73-yard fumble return by Duron Harmon in the final minute. Army (2-8) played tough, but it could not overcome three lost fumbles, a dropped touchdown pass, two blocked field goals and three late game-changing miscues that cost them the game. No. 25 Texas Tech. 41, Kansas 34 LUBBOCK, Texas — Running back Eric Stephens threw a 3-yard jump pass to Darrin Moore for a touchdown in double overtime to lead Texas Tech past Kansas. Kansas had a chance to tie but Michael Cummings couldn’t connect with Tre’ Parmalee in the end zone on fourth-and-9. The Jayhawks (1-9, 0-7 Big 12) came from behind in the fourth quarter and sent the game into overtime on a 32-yard field goal by Nick Prolago with under a minute remaining in regulation.

■ Games of Interest

Wright, Smith big for Bluffton in victory Staff Reports BLUFFTON — Playing in the final game of his college career, Troy graduate Tyler Wright went out in style, leading Bluffton past Defiance by a score of 27-24 in overtime Saturday at Salzman Stadium in Bluffton. Wright accounted for 212 yards in the air with two touchdowns. He also ran for a 1-yard touchdown to knot the score at 24-24 in overtime. Nick Smith, also a Troy grad, had an interception and four tackles in the win. The Beavers now have a record of 6-4. Bloomsburg 49, Slippery Rock 41 Slippery Rock got into a shootout Saturday afternoon with nationallyranked Bloomsburg, but wound up a few bullets short in its bid for a second upset win in the last three weeks. The Rock (6-5), who knocked off then-No. 14 California (Pa.) Oct. 27, outgained No. 12 Bloomsburg (10-1) by a 571-457 margin in total yardage Saturday, but dropped a 49-41 decision in the season finale at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. Milton-Union graduate Kurt Brackman was 5 for 6 on extra-point attempts.

Dayton 21, Marist 17 POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Will Bardo threw two touchdown passes to help Dayton build a 21-7 halftime lead, and the Flyers held on for a 21-17 victory over Marist Saturday. Dayton (6-5, 5-3 Pioneer Football League) has now won five of its last six games after starting 1-4. The Flyers scored first on an 18-yard touchdown run by Lehman graduate Dan Jacob. Bardo then threw his first touchdown pass, a 15yarder to Ross Smith for a 14-0 first-quarter lead. Max Jacques of Marist (3-6, 2-4) answered with a 76-yard touchdown run, but Bardo’s second scoring pass, a 15-yarder to Ross Smith, made it 21-7 at halftime. Although Dayton was shut out in the second half, the Flyers prevailed. Juan Myers kicked a 40-yard field goal for Marist and, on the first play of the fourth quarter, Chuckie Looney hit Mike Rios for a 35-yard touchdown. But neither team scored in the last 14:54 of play. Cincinnati 34, Temple 10 PHILADELPHIA — Cincinnati quarterback Brendon Kay had his doubts. Many times the senior questioned whether or not he would ever play

football again after three knee surgeries. Saturday, when he was told he would make his first college start, all of the strain and toil that went into rehab seemed worth it. Kay didn’t waste the opportunity. He riddled Temple for 244 yards passing and two touchdowns in leading the Bearcats to a 34-10 Big East Conference victory. “All the time you put in and all the hours you put in behind closed doors that the people don’t see, but the guys on the team see it, so they trust in you,” Kay said. “You get in there and calm yourself down. I managed the offense and gave us an opportunity to win. I went through knee surgeries to get here. There were plenty of times when I questioned whether or not I’d ever play again. There were some people that said I couldn’t and that was my motivation to get back.” Cincinnati scored on four of its last five first-half possessions and rode that momentum to its second straight win in keeping the Bearcats (7-2, 3-1) in the Big East title picture, especially after undefeated Louisville got knocked off by Syracuse. Kay was an efficient 13 of 21 for 244 yards, including a pair of touchdown

passes of 75 and 65 yards. But Kay did a little of everything, rushing for 71 yards on seven carries and also making a 5-yard reception, when he caught his own deflected pass. Cincinnati coach Butch Jones informed Kay he would be the starter Saturday morning, but Kay had a general idea he would get the nod by the number of reps he was getting at practice. Kay’s performance couldn’t have come at a better time for the Bearcats. Kay replaced starter Munchie Legaux, who had been ineffective for the Bearcats, throwing nine interceptions, including six in the Bearcats’ last three games. Kay stepped in and played well considering he hadn’t started a game since his senior year at Marine City High School (Marine City, Mich.) in 2007. He didn’t turn the ball over in directing the Bearcats on scoring drives of 74, 75, 80, 94 and 71 yards. The Bearcats were in firm control by halftime. A 29-yard Kay completion to Anthony McClung, along with a Temple personal foul penalty, in the first quarter helped set up the first of George Winn’s two 1-yard touchdown runs. Kay’s 40yard run on a third-and-12 play in the second quarter

set up Winn’s second score. Kay’s comfort level rose once he hit Kenbrell Thompkins for a 75-yard touchdown in the second quarter on his fourth pass of the game. Kent State 48, Miami 32 KENT, Ohio — Kent State gained 400 of their 546 total yards on the ground as the Golden Flashes won their eighthstraight game, defeating Miami (Ohio) 48-32 Saturday in Mid-American Conference action. Trayion Durham led Kent State (9-1, 6-0) with 172 yards on 20 carries, Dri Archer tallied 151 yards on 11 carries, and quarterback Spencer Keith added 76 yards on nine carries. The trio combined for five first-half rushing touchdowns as Kent State took a 35-10 lead into halftime. Durham and Archer, who each scored twice, have both been named candidates for the Doak Walker Award honoring the nation’s best running back. Kent State is one of just five teams with two running backs nominated for the award. Zac Dysert completed 37 of 50 passes for 455 yards and four touchdowns for Miami (4-6, 3-3) but was sacked five times and threw

two interceptions. UMass 22, Akron 14 AKRON — Four Massachusetts interceptions led to 19 points as the Minutemen won for the first time at the Football Bowl Subdivision level, defeating Akron 22-14 Saturday. Mike Wegzyn completed 23 of 39 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown for Massachusetts (1-9, 1-5 Mid-American Conference), whose special teams also produced a blocked punt, three field goals by Blake Lucas and three consecutive fourth-quarter punts downed inside the 5-yard line. The interceptions by Khary Bailey-Smith, Randall Jette, Ed Saint-Vil and Joe Colton helped the Minutemen overcome 332 passing yards by Akron’s Dalton Williams, who completed 34 of 51. Massachusetts’ final three scoring drives went a combined total of 28 yards. Jawon Chisholm added 103 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown for the Zips (1-10, 0-7). Akron got within 22-14 on Williams’ 19-yard scoring pass to Marquelo Suel, but Williams’ fumble after being sacked by Ryan Delaire stopped the Zips’ final chance.


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■ Volleyball

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Miami East’s student section, the “Casstown Crazies,” reacts to a point during Saturday’s Division III State championship match at the Nutter Center.

Vikings ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 lost five sets — three of them coming in its only loss of the year to Columbus Bishop Hartley. That dominance in the regular season carried over into the playoffs as Miami East won every single set in their state title run. The closest the Vikings came to dropping a set was in the first set of the title game. Miami East had to earn every point of the first set with Ready forcing the Vikings to score 28 points to win. There were four lead changes and the score was tied 13 times. When the Vikings were finally able to finish off Ready 28-26, it was back to normal as they won the next two sets 25-15 and 25-17. • Ready’s Last Stand Miami East had little trouble in the second set after jumping ahead to an 8-2 lead and eventually wining 25-15. Ready knew it was their last chance, and the Silver Knights were treading in familiar territory. Earlier in the year against Columbus Bishop Watterson, the Silver Knights were down 2-0 after the first two sets and came back to win. “I told the girls that it is Saturday night and I have nothing better to do,” Bishop Ready coach Mike Kusan. The Silver Knights had gone to a fifth set seven times this season — including a win the the regional semifinal over Huron — and had a 4-3 record in those games. The third set started well for Ready as it jumped out to an early 6-1 lead and forced the Vikings to use a timeout. “I told the girls to take a deep breath,” Cash said. “I saw a few chests barely move so I said, ‘Take a deep breath!’ We all did it together, and once we did that it was a matter of coming out and executing.” Miami East outscored Ready 8-2 over the next

ten points and didn’t look back, ending any hopes for a comeback. • Battle of the Student Sections It was no surprise to Miami East that Ready’s Karley Kusan was going to be a handful. She finished the game with 10 digs and a team-high 15 kills. During the first set, the Silver Knights led 6-3 after after a Kusan block and ace. That led the Ready student section to begin an “All-Ohio!” chant to remind Miami East of Kusan’s honor. That didn’t sit well with the Miami East student section. Abby Cash had a thunderous spike moments later which gave them their chance for a rebuttal. “All-American!” Cash was named to the 2011 PrepVolleyball.com All-American Top 150 Players list. The student sections continued to battle back and forth throughout the match but the game was ultimately decided on the floor, allowing the Miami East students get the last chant. “V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!” • Tats, Belly Rings and Piercings With a second state title in as many years, the Miami East players are getting more than the customary medals and trophy. “They bet their parents that they could get tattoos or belly-rings or piercings,” Cash said. Trina Current quickly added, “And a cat!” The girls laughed and smiled in the media room as Cash reminded them of their bet with their parents. While some will be taking advantage of the opportunity to get inked or have a new piercing, the Current sisters will be looking forward to adding a kitten to the household. “Make sure that part gets in the paper, so my mommy has to do it,” Trina Current said. Your move, Mrs. Current.

■ Golf

Beljan ignores docs, keeps lead LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Doctors told Charlie Beljan he was in good enough health to leave the hospital Saturday morning, but perhaps not to play golf. With his job on the line and his name atop the leaderboard for the first time, Beljan ignored the recommendation and was glad he did. One day after a panic attack so severe that he struggled to breathe and feared for his life, Beljan managed just fine in the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. Despite a pair of early bogeys, and one nervous moment when he felt his chest tighten, he had a 1under 71 that gave him a two-shot lead at Disney. Suddenly, the 28-yearold rookie has a chance to do more than just keep his card. He’s one round away from winning on the PGA Tour. He stayed overnight in the hospital with his shoes on for most of the night and only got about an hour

of sleep. This is the final PGA Tour event of the year, and Beljan is at No. 139 on the money list. Only the top 125 keep their cards, and Beljan likely would need to finish around 10th. Beljan said he started to feel some of the same symptoms from Friday as he approached the turn. He ate a sandwich, tried to calm himself, and back-toback birdies to start the back nine certainly helped. He closed with six straight pars to reach 13-under 203. That gave him a two-shot lead over Brian Gay (67), Josh Teater (67) and Charlie Wi, who was tied with Beljan until two sloppy bogeys at the end for a 70. • Lorena Ochoa Invitational GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Inbee Park moved into position for her third victory of the year, shooting a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

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The Miami East team poses with its gold medals and Division III State championship trophy Saturday at the Nutter Center after defeating Columbus Bishop Ready to win its second straight state title.

Champs ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 the Silver Knights 28-26, 25-15, 25-17 at Wright State’s Nutter Center. One person, though, could never be counted among the Vikings’ doubters. Their coach, John Cash. “(When we were freshmen and he talked about winning a state title) we called him crazy,” Abby Cash said. “The superintendent did, the athletic director did, the principal did,” John Cash said. “You’ve got to believe.” “I don’t know if we believed in ourselves so much,” fellow senior Leah Dunivan said. “But he always believed in us. He’s always been there for us.” It was such a moment that even the coach was taken aback, looking at Dunivan and saying “thank you.” After a brief pause, Dunivan ended the moment in typical Viking fashion. “God, I hate it when he’s right,” she added, drawing a round of laughs from the entire team. The match also was played in typical Viking fashion — impressive. As with Friday’s state semifinal against BloomCarroll, the match was practically decided in a tight and hard-fought first game. And neither team wanted to be the one to let it go. The game featured four lead changes and a whopping 13 ties — most of which came at the end. The Vikings built a 17-14 lead, but the Silver Knights (20-9) followed with six straight points to go up by three themselves. After the Vikings ran off four straight to go up 2120, the two teams traded points six times all the way to 27-26 Vikings. Sam Cash blocked a ball at the net that a Silver Knight dove to save, digging the ball back over the net. Cash followed the ball in the air to the sideline and watched as it landed out of bounds, and the Vikings were two games away from a second state title. It took the wind out of Ready’s sails. “We just stuck to our gameplan,” John Cash said. “I thought Ready did a great job of hitting. Karley Kusan can smoke a ball. We knew we had to get touches on her shots. We weren’t worried about blocking her, just getting

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Miami East’s Allison Morrett serves against Columbus Bishop Ready Saturday.

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Miami East’s Abby Cash (40) and Ashley Current (32) go up for a block Saturday against Columbus Bishop Ready at the Nutter Center. touches and slowing her down. Once we got her funneled into where we wanted her to go so our defense could get digs on her, we took over.” “It takes a lot out of you,” said Kusan, who had eight of her match-high 15 kills in the game. “We were so worked up during that game, the adrenaline was pumping. We gave everything we had, but the ball didn’t bounce our way. Then in the second game, we didn’t have the mindset that we could do this anymore.” And the Vikings jumped at the chance. A five-point run that included two kills by Sam Cash and one by Dunivan staked Miami East out to an 8-2 lead, and then Sam Cash served a six-point streak that made it 15-4. A series of uncharacteristic errors helped the Knights close to within 20-13, but the Vikings won four of the final five points — including a service error by Ready on game point … a sign of things to come. Ready wasn’t ready to go home, though, jumping out to a 6-1 lead in the third game and forcing the Vikings to use a timeout. “I told them to take a deep breath and relax,” John Cash said. “Once we did that, it was just a matter of execution.” So the Vikings turned to their executioners. After a Ready service error gave Miami East the ball back, Dunivan scored back-to-back aces, with the second clipping the net chord and falling. After a

kill by Kusan, Sam Cash blasted down a kill and added another net chordassisted ace, and suddenly the Knights’ lead was only one. Another kill by Kusan briefly held off the inevitable, but a kill by Angie Mack gave the serve back to the Vikings, a kill by Ashley Current in the middle tied the game at 88 and back-to-back kills by Abby Cash gave the Vikings the lead. And they didn’t let it go. With Miami East holding a 16-10 lead, Dunivan, Trina Current and Dunivan again stuffed blocks right back at Ready on three straight points, with Dunivan’s rejection on a Kusan shot making the score 19-10 and all but wrapping things up. “When we start getting blocks like that, they resort to tipping and rolling — which is what defines our defense,” Abby Cash said. “We reset so fast after (getting a tip) that they don’t have a chance to set up any kind of defense,” Dunivan said. At 24-14, Kusan gave one last effort to get Ready back into the game. She put down a kill, took over the serve and served out three straight points — including two aces — but a service error on the fifth match point sent the triumphant Vikings into celebration mode. Abby Cash finished with her fifth triple-double of the season with 10 kills, 18 assists, 10 digs and an

ace. Dunivan had eight kills, two aces, two digs and four blocks, Mack had seven kills and 11 digs, Sam Cash had seven kills, 18 assists, 10 digs and an ace, Trina Current had four kills and eight digs, Ashley Current had two kills, two blocks and an assist, Allison Morrett had 25 digs and senior Allie Millhouse had four digs. “Their net play was better than ours. They played their game and took us out of ours,” Ready coach Mike Kusan said. “It’s an honor to be back in the final four for back-to-back years. Jack Nicklaus once said, ‘Sometimes you’ve got to finish second to finish first.’” The Vikings — who won their first state title last season in their first-ever trip to the state tournament — would beg to differ. “There’s no such thing as second,” Abby Cash said. “You win, or you lose.” “There’s only one place we like, and that’s first,” John Cash said. “And there’s only one color we like, and that’s gold … well, and we like blue, too.” But even though any and all doubters have been silenced, that doesn’t mean the Vikings are done proving themselves. “There’s next year, too. We (the seniors) may not be here, but they (the underclassmen) will be,” Dunivan said. “And they’ve been as much a part of this as we have. We’re a family, and we’re all in this together. Always.” As for the seniors, though? “We’re only the 16th team ever to do this (win back-to-back state titles)?” Dunivan said. “Yeah. I think that about does it.”

■ College Basketball

No. 15 Missouri opens up with win COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Laurence Bowers had 20 points and seven rebounds in his return from a knee injury that sidelined him all of last season, leading No. 15 Missouri to an 83-69 season-opening victory over Southern IllinoisEdwardsville on Saturday. Bowers outscored the Cougars 10-2 by himself during a two-minute stretch early in the second

half for the Tigers, who are ranked to start the season for a third straight year. Phil Pressey scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half and Alex Oriakhi, part of a strong transfer class, had 15 rebounds and eight points for Missouri. Jerome Jones hit five 3pointers and scored 17 points for SIU Edwardsville, which was held to 33 percent shoot-

ing. Reserve Michael Messer added 13 points but Mark Yelovich, the Cougars’ top returning scorer, was held scoreless on 0-for-5 shooting with four fouls. No. 22 Notre Dame 58, Evansville 49 SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jack Cooley scored the first nine points of the game and finished with 19, Scott Martin had 17

rebounds and Notre Dame beat Evansville in the season opener. Cooley got the Irish off to a quick start and it wasn’t until he took his first breather 5:34 in that another Notre Dame player scored when Eric Atkins hit a jumper. Cooley had 13 points on 4-of-4 shooting in the opening half to help send the Irish into the break with a 28-21 lead.


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NHL, union have small, informal lunch meeting NEW YORK (AP) — NHL labor talks took a break Saturday an old-fashioned lunch break. Instead of returning to the negotiating table for a fifth straight day, representatives from the NHL and the players’ association stayed in touch during the morning and then got together for an informal lunch meeting in the afternoon. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and union special counsel Steve Fehr made plans to talk either Saturday night or Sunday morning to set up the next round of negotiations. Negotiations hit a rough spot Friday and talks were

put on hold Saturday the 56th day of the lockout that has delayed the start of the season and already forced it to be shortened. Talks ended Friday night a few hours into a bargaining session on the core economic differences that separate the sides and threaten the season completely. Following those discussions, union executive director Donald Fehr held a conference call with the executive board and players on the negotiating committee. The players’ association continued internal discussions Saturday before meeting with the league. It became clear Friday night that the gap between

the sides had grown wider. Whether negotiations took a step backward remains to be seen. After three consecutive seemingly positive days of talks this week, discussions turned sour Friday. The union was under the impression the numbers floated by each side indicated they were nearer to an agreement with the league, but NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman disagreed. “Gary made a comment (Thursday) that there is still a lot of work to do. I think, given (Friday’s) session, there is still a lot of work to do,” Donald Fehr said. “We looked at some of the numbers on the various propos-

als and we thought we were much closer together on the structure of a deal than the suggestions were. They came back to us and said, ‘No, we are very very far apart on the structure of the deal.’” There were vocal disagreements at the end of the session, and the union is beginning to feel that the NHL isn’t ready to make a deal now, even if the players were suddenly willing to accept the league’s offer in full which they are not. “We talked back and forth a little bit, and at one point the question was asked: ‘If the players would agree to everything that’s in your financial proposal,

what you’re saying is you still won’t make an agreement unless the players give up everything in all of the player-contracting rights in your proposal? The answer was, ‘Yes, because that’s what we want,’” Donald Fehr said. “One wonders if that’s really the case. How do you get there from here? “Given where we are, we’re going to reconvene internally (Saturday) morning and we’ll come to grips with where we are and try to figure out what we’ll do next. I don’t know what will happen next.” Bettman declined to reveal what was discussed or where the disagreements lie. He also wouldn’t charac-

terize the mood of the talks. “I am not going into the details of what takes place in the room,” he said. “I really apologize but I do not think it would be constructive to the process. I don’t want to either raise or lower expectations. I won’t be happy until we get to the end result and that means we’re playing again.” The union fought to put out internal fires Friday after a memo to players summarizing Thursday’s negotiations was leaked to the media. That led to suggestions that the players’ association didn’t fully convey the owners’ most recent proposal to its membership accurately or completely.

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■ Auto Racing

Bengals hope to end skid Cincinnati trying to avoid fifth loss in a row vs. Giants

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Joey Logano celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.

Logano wins as Sadler wrecks to hurt chances AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. moved a big step closer toward defending his Nationwide Series championship with a strong run at Phoenix International Raceway. He also got some help from Elliott Sadler, who had a rough day start to finish. The two title contenders started Saturday tied for the championship, and likely would have gone into next weekend’s finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway locked into a tight race. But as Stenhouse battled Joey Logano and Brian Vickers for the lead headed to the white flag, Elliott Sadler imploded 10 positions behind them. Sadler was racing hard for 12th with Justin Allgaier and Cole Whitt when he triggered a threecar accident. “I just got loose. It’s hard to put this into words,” Sadler said. “It’s been a long, great season and my guys deserve better effort from me than wrecking the car on the last lap.” The accident brought the race to a halt, and Sadler had to sit in his battered car as NASCAR cleaned the track.

Once cleared, he returned to pit road for some futile repairs, but the race went on without him into overtime. Logano pulled away in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for his ninth win of the season, with Vickers finishing second. Stenhouse wound up third, and Sadler, his wounded car sputtering and sparking, was 22nd. Sadler was 10 points behind Stenhouse before the accident, but now goes to the finale down by 20. It capped a day that saw him wreck his primary Chevrolet on his qualifying lap, and it took his Richard Childress Racing team almost until the start of the race to get his backup car prepared. “I did it to myself. I put my team in a hole, qualifying like we did,” he said. “We tried to work on this car as much as we could, and I just got a little loose there and got into (Whitt). It was 100 percent my fault. I should have done a better job for these guys and I just apologize to them for putting them in this position heading into Homestead. We don’t have a dog in the fight, but I definitely dug ourselves a hole.”

CINCINNATI (AP) — At the end of a most trying week, Eli Manning had one of his worst games. The Giants quarterback threw for only 125 yards his lowest total in four years during a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that capped a week of digging out from Superstorm Sandy. Like so many others on the East Coast, Manning lost power and spent a lot of time worrying about others. No surprise, really, that the Giants looked a little lost during the 24-20 defeat. “There was a lot, I’m sure, on people’s minds,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “We tried to stay as focused as we could. I thought we did a good job on Saturday night (preparing for the game). In addition to that, we were recognizing and honoring our military on Sunday. “But we obviously didn’t play well, and there’s no real excuse for that. As you look back at it, it certainly had to be a troubling time for the players.” Things are closer to normal for the Giants (6-3) as they get set for their final game before a welcomed bye week. Their game in Cincinnati (3-5) represents a chance to get things right on the field before their week off to continue fixing up things at home. The defending Super Bowl champions held onto a two-game lead in the NFC East when the Cowboys and Eagles also lost last week. The Giants came away thinking it could have been a three-game lead. “Obviously, we had a tremendous opportunity that we did not take advantage of,” defensive tackle Chris Canty said. “We understand that. We understand you can’t let too many of those go by. Not in this business. You have to be on top of your game week in and week out, so we let one get away.” They have a chance to get back against the Bengals, who suffered

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) scores on a 13-yard pass reception against Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Nate Clements (22) in the first half of an NFL football game Nov. 4 in Cincinnati. their fourth straight loss when Peyton Manning and the Broncos beat them at Paul Brown Stadium last Sunday. The elder Manning threw for three touchdowns in a 31-23 win that put the Bengals on the verge of another lost season. Peyton and Eli chatted about the Bengals defense during the week, getting younger brother ready for his notable trip to Cincinnati. It’s only the second time that a team has hosted the Mannings in back-to-back weeks. Tennessee did it in 2006 and beat them both. Peyton improved to 8-0 career against Cincinnati with the win last week. Eli is 1-1 career against the Bengals. Eli is coming off one of his worst games, completing only 10 of 24 passes against Pittsburgh. He led the Giants to three comeback wins earlier in the season, but the one bad game raised a lot of concern among Giants fans. “You learn that can be the deal around here,” Eli

said. “Just the way it goes. We didn’t play well. We had a chance to win in the fourth quarter and we didn’t come through. That’s what it boils down to. We’ve been good in those circumstances and last week we were behind and couldn’t catch up. That’s part of football and a learning experience.” After losing a fourthquarter lead against Peyton’s team, the Bengals know what’s ahead against his younger brother’s championship team. They know they’re facing another elite quarterback, even if some fans still have doubts. “I think a lot of elite quarterbacks are chasing Super Bowls, and he has two,” cornerback Terence Newman said. “So I don’t know if he’s chasing that (elite status). If I call recall, he’s been the Super Bowl MVP twice. That speaks volumes and it speaks for itself.” For the Bengals, it’s another and perhaps final chance to make themselves relevant. They’ve

lost their last three home games, leading fans to expect yet another lost season. The Bengals have only three winning records since 1991 and have gone 0-3 in the playoffs. The game against the defending Super Bowl champions failed to sell out by Thursday’s deadline, meaning it will be blacked out on local television. The Bengals had sold out their first four home games, but the four-game losing streak changed public perceptions. “I’ve never lost four in a row,” second-year quarterback Andy Dalton said. “Never lost three in a row. This is the first time, and we have to find a way to get out of it. “It comes down to getting one win at this point. That’s the goal, to win one. We have lost four in a row but it takes one to get you out of that streak. You can’t worry about anything else. Our goal is to get a win this week.” A fifth straight loss and the bigger goals are probably gone.

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Change looms as Browns reach bye week at 2-7 CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Haslam has officially owned the Cleveland Browns for three games. It must seem longer than that to him. Since buying the floundering franchise for $1.05 billion, the truck stop kingpin has sat in his luxury loge and witnessed one win, two narrow losses and a bundle of mistakes by one of the NFL’s most inexperienced teams. Haslam may have seen enough. Change could be coming again. Second-year coach Pat Shurmur and the Browns (2-7) stumbled into their

bye week desperately needing a break. Following last Sunday’s disappointing home loss to Baltimore, several players expressed frustration and even anger at not being able to finish the job and win despite leading the Ravens in the fourth quarter. They expected better, and that’s at least a sign of progress. “It’s passionate when you have guys angry,” said return specialist/wide receiver Josh Cribbs, in his eighth season with Cleveland. “They don’t want to do anything because we lost. I felt like that, too. I’m still angry,

but you have to move on.” Shurmur seemed somewhat relieved that there weren’t practice schedules to map out or a game plan to devise this week. He and his staff have some time to work on some lingering issues play calling, third-and-1 situations, communication hiccups before the Browns play in Dallas on Nov. 18. His team has clearly improved, just not as much as Shurmur hoped Now 6-19 since taking over in Cleveland, Shurmur bears the scars of developing a young team. “Sometimes building is

painful,” he said. “Trust me on that. It just is.” There have been some positives for the Browns in the first nine games. And if not for a dropped touchdown pass at Indianapolis, a game-ending interception that slipped away in the opener against Philadelphia or cornerback Joe Haden’s fourgame suspension for failing a drug test, Cleveland could have two more wins. But that’s the way it always seems around here. With 17 rookies on their active roster, there were bound to be growing pains and the Browns

have endured their share. Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden has been terrific one minute, terrible the next. The firstround pick’s 55.1 completion percentage is the league’s second-worst, but he has been plagued by a league-leading 31 drops as Cleveland’s receivers have struggled to make the routine play. Weeden has gone nine quarters without throwing a touchdown pass, though rookie Josh Gordon dropped one against the Colts, a mistake that brought Haslam out of his seat and prompted him to wave his hand in disgust.

Weeden’s struggles in the red zone and fourth quarter five interceptions and a 63.2 rating have given supporters of backup Colt McCoy some ammunition, but Shurmur offered his unwavering support to the 29-year-old QB earlier this week. Still, Weeden knows he must get better for the Browns to win and take pressure off Shurmur. “You have to take pride in scoring touchdowns,” Weeden said. “It’s being 100 percent on the things that are routine and that’s where the great quarterbacks become great. That’s what I’m working toward.”


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BASEBALL Major League Baseball BBWAA Awards Schedule Announcement schedule for BWAA awards (all times EST): Monday, Nov. 12: AL Rookie of the Year (6:17 p.m.) and NL Rookie of the Year (6:47 p.m.) Tuesday, Nov. 13: NL Manager of the Year (6:17 p.m) and AL Manager of the Year (6:47 p.m.) Wednesday, Nov. 14: AL Cy Young Award (6:17 p.m.) and NL Cy Young Award (6:47 p.m.) Thursday, Nov. 15: NL Most Valuable Player (6:17 p.m.) and AL Most Valuable Player (6:47 p.m.)

FOOTBALL National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 5 3 0 .625 262 170 4 4 0 .500 170 149 Miami 3 5 0 .375 168 200 N.Y. Jets 3 5 0 .375 180 248 Buffalo South W L T Pct PF PA 7 1 0 .875 237 137 Houston 6 3 0 .667 186 201 Indianapolis 3 6 0 .333 182 308 Tennessee 1 8 0 .111 127 246 Jacksonville North W L T Pct PF PA 6 2 0 .750 199 176 Baltimore 5 3 0 .625 191 164 Pittsburgh 3 5 0 .375 189 218 Cincinnati Cleveland 2 7 0 .222 169 211 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 5 3 0 .625 235 175 San Diego 4 4 0 .500 185 157 Oakland 3 5 0 .375 171 229 Kansas City 1 7 0 .125 133 240 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 6 3 0 .667 254 185 Philadelphia 3 5 0 .375 133 183 Dallas 3 5 0 .375 150 181 Washington 3 6 0 .333 226 248 South W L T Pct PF PA 8 0 0 1.000 220 143 Atlanta 4 4 0 .500 226 185 Tampa Bay New Orleans 3 5 0 .375 218 229 2 6 0 .250 149 180 Carolina North W L T Pct PF PA 7 1 0 .875 236 120 Chicago 6 3 0 .667 239 187 Green Bay 5 4 0 .556 204 197 Minnesota 4 4 0 .500 192 188 Detroit West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 6 2 0 .750 189 103 5 4 0 .556 170 154 Seattle 4 5 0 .444 144 173 Arizona 3 5 0 .375 137 186 St. Louis Thursday's Game San Diego 31, Kansas City 13 Sunday's Games Green Bay 31, Arizona 17 Chicago 51, Tennessee 20 Houston 21, Buffalo 9 Carolina 21, Washington 13 Detroit 31, Jacksonville 14 Denver 31, Cincinnati 23 Baltimore 25, Cleveland 15 Indianapolis 23, Miami 20 Seattle 30, Minnesota 20 Tampa Bay 42, Oakland 32 Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Giants 20 Atlanta 19, Dallas 13 Open: N.Y. Jets, New England, San Francisco, St. Louis Monday's Game New Orleans 28, Philadelphia 13 Thursday, Nov. 8 Indianapolis 27, Jacksonville 10 Sunday, Nov. 11 Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Denver at Carolina, 1 p.m. San Diego at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. Open: Arizona, Cleveland, Green Bay, Washington Monday, Nov. 12 Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. College Football AP Top 25 Fared No. 1 Alabama (9-1) lost to No. 15 Texas A&M 29-24. Next: vs. Western Carolina, Saturday. No. 2 Oregon (9-0) vs. California. Next: vs. No. 16 Stanford, Saturday. No. 3 Kansas State (10-0) beat TCU 23-10. Next: at Baylor, Saturday. No. 4 Notre Dame (9-0) at Boston College. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Saturday. No. 5 Georgia (9-1) beat Auburn 380. Next: vs. Georgia Southern, Saturday. No. 5 Ohio State (10-0) did not play. Next: at Wisconsin, Saturday. No. 7 Florida (9-1) beat LouisianaLafayette 27-20. Next: vs. Jacksonville State, Saturday. No. 8 Florida State (9-1) beat Virginia Tech 28-22, Thursday. Next: at Maryland, Saturday. No. 9 LSU (8-2) beat No. 23 Mississippi State 37-17. Next: vs. Mississippi, Saturday. No. 10 Clemson (9-1) beat Maryland 45-10. Next: vs. NC State, Saturday. No. 11 Louisville (9-1) lost to Syracuse 45-26. Next: vs. UConn, Saturday, Nov. 24. No. 12 South Carolina (8-2) beat Arkansas 38-20. Next: vs. Wofford, Saturday. No. 13 Oregon State (7-2) lost to No. 16 Stanford 27-23. Next: vs. California, Saturday. No. 14 Oklahoma (7-2) beat Baylor 42-34. Next: at West Virginia, Saturday. No. 15 Texas A&M (8-2) beat No. 1 Alabama 29-24. Next: vs. Sam Houston State, Saturday. No. 16 Stanford (8-2) beat No. 13 Oregon State 27-23. Next: at No. 2 Oregon, Saturday. No. 17 UCLA (7-2) at Washington State. Next: vs. No. 21 Southern Cal, Saturday. No. 18 Nebraska (8-2) beat Penn State 32-23. Next: vs. Minnesota, Saturday. No. 19 Louisiana Tech (8-1) vs. Texas State. Next: vs. Utah State, Saturday. No. 19 Texas (8-2) beat Iowa State 33-7. Next: vs. TCU, Thursday, Nov. 22. No. 21 Southern Cal (7-3) beat Arizona State 38-17. Next: at No. 17 UCLA, Saturday. No. 22 Mississippi State (7-3) lost to

No. 9 LSU 37-17. Next: vs. Arkansas, Saturday. No. 23 Toledo (8-2) lost to Ball State 34-27, Tuesday. Next: at Northern Illinois, Wednesday. No. 24 Rutgers (8-1) beat Army 28-7. Next: at Cincinnati, Saturday. No. 25 Texas Tech (7-3) beat Kansas 41-34, 2OT. Next: at Oklahoma State, Saturday. College Football Scores Saturday South Alabama St. 31, Southern U. 30 Alcorn St. 34, Texas Southern 24 Appalachian St. 33, Furman 28 Ark.-Pine Bluff 24, Grambling St. 17 Bethune-Cookman 49, Savannah St. 7 Campbellsville 23, Bluefield South 14 Carson-Newman 35, Mars Hill 17 Charleston Southern 28, GardnerWebb 10 Clemson 45, Maryland 10 Coastal Carolina 65, Presbyterian 7 Cumberlands 33, Lindsey Wilson 32, 2OT Delaware St. 35, Hampton 27 E. Kentucky 55, Murray St. 24 Emory & Henry 38, Guilford 10 FAU 37, W. Kentucky 28 Florida 27, Louisiana-Lafayette 20 Florida A&M 22, NC Central 21 Georgia 38, Auburn 0 Georgia Southern 69, Howard 26 Georgia Tech 68, North Carolina 50 Jackson St. 35, Alabama A&M 21 Jacksonville 40, Campbell 14 Jacksonville St. 38, Austin Peay 23 LSU 37, Mississippi St. 17 Lenoir-Rhyne 44, Catawba 14 Liberty 28, Stony Brook 14 Louisiana College 45, HardinSimmons 37 MVSU 22, Prairie View 20 Maryville (Tenn.) 22, Ferrum 17 Memphis 37, Tulane 23 Missouri 51, Tennessee 48, 4OT NC A&T 17, SC State 7 NC State 37, Wake Forest 6 Norfolk St. 30, Morgan St. 0 Old Dominion 41, William & Mary 31 Rhodes 31, Centre 24 Richmond 23, Delaware 17 Sam Houston St. 52, Northwestern St. 17 Samford 26, Elon 15 South Carolina 38, Arkansas 20 Tennessee Tech 45, UT-Martin 44, OT Texas A&M 29, Alabama 24 The Citadel 27, VMI 24 Thomas More 75, Mount St. Joseph 6 Troy 41, Navy 31 UAB 38, Marshall 31 Union (Ky.) 60, Pikeville 59 Virginia 41, Miami 40 Washington & Lee 42, Shenandoah 23 Webber International 13, Apprentice 12 Wingate 42, Tusculum 17 Wofford 16, Chattanooga 13, OT East Albany (NY) 38, Duquesne 31 Albright 26, Lebanon Valley 14 Bentley 20, Assumption 13 Bridgewater (Va.) 42, Catholic 14 Brown 28, Dartmouth 24 Bryant 28, CCSU 25 Buffalo 29, W. Michigan 24 Cincinnati 34, Temple 10 Colgate 35, Lehigh 24 Columbia 34, Cornell 17 Cortland St. 16, Ithaca 10 Dayton 21, Marist 17 Fordham 36, Lafayette 27 Georgetown 10, Bucknell 3 Gettysburg 38, Franklin & Marshall 31 Hobart 43, Rochester 24 Indiana (Pa.) 41, Shippensburg 10 Kutztown 47, Edinboro 21 Lock Haven 15, Cheyney 7 Lycoming 38, Misericordia 0 Maine 51, Georgia St. 7 Merchant Marine 33, St. Lawrence 12 Mount Ida 52, Castleton St. 28 Muhlenberg 45, Moravian 7 Penn 30, Harvard 21 Princeton 29, Yale 7 Robert Morris 21, Sacred Heart 17 Rutgers 28, Army 7 St. Francis (Pa.) 45, Monmouth (NJ) 31 St. John Fisher 55, Utica 20 Syracuse 45, Louisville 26 Towson 41, Rhode Island 10 Villanova 35, James Madison 20 Wagner 31, Holy Cross 30 West Chester 33, Clarion 12 Widener 42, Delaware Valley 23 Wilkes 44, King's (Pa.) 32 William Paterson 37, W. Connecticut 16 Midwest Adrian 17, Huntingdon 16 Ashland 65, Notre Dame Coll. 0 Augsburg 49, Carleton 24 Augustana (SD) 38, SW Minnesota St. 35 Aurora 47, Rockford 20 Baker 40, Graceland (Iowa) 7 Bemidji St. 49, Minot St. 0 Benedictine (Ill.) 28, Lakeland 3 Benedictine (Kan.) 34, CulverStockton 7 Bethel (Minn.) 27, St. John's (Minn.) 22 Carroll (Wis.) 49, Illinois College 14 Cent. Michigan 34, E. Michigan 31 Coe 34, Central 13 Concordia (Ill.) 62, Maranatha Baptist 26 Concordia (Moor.) 29, Gustavus 10 Concordia (Wis.) 17, Wis. Lutheran 14 Cornell (Iowa) 32, Grinnell 27 Davidson 28, Valparaiso 27, OT Doane 17, Concordia (Neb.) 7 Drake 45, Butler 20 Dubuque 34, Buena Vista 28, OT E. Illinois 39, SE Missouri 20 Ferris St. 32, N. Michigan 31 Findlay 26, Walsh 7 Franklin 58, Hanover 29 Hillsdale 14, Northwood (Mich.) 3 Hope 28, Albion 20 Iowa Wesleyan 41, Concordia (Mich.) 7 Kalamazoo 31, Olivet 16 Kent St. 48, Miami (Ohio) 32 Macalester 45, Hamline 21 Michigan 38, Northwestern 31, OT Michigan Tech 35, Wayne (Mich.) 13 Millikin 55, Carthage 13 Minn. Duluth 49, Northern St. (SD) 31 Minn. St.-Mankato 70, Upper Iowa 7 Minn.-Crookston 37, Mary 36 Minnesota 17, Illinois 3 Monmouth (Ill.) 49, Knox 35 N. Dakota St. 20, S. Dakota St. 17 N. Iowa 24, South Dakota 21 Nebraska 32, Penn St. 23 North Central 37, Augustana (Ill.) 6 Ohio Dominican 56, Malone 7 Purdue 27, Iowa 24

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Scores AND SCHEDULES

SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 3 p.m. ESPN — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, AdvoCare 500, at Avondale, Ariz. 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Southern California Finals, at Pomona, Calif. (same-day tape) 11 p.m. SPEED — FIA World Rally, at Lloret de Mar, Spain (same-day tape) CFL FOOTBALL 4:30 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, division semifinal, teams TBD 11 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, division semifinal, teams TBD (same-day tape) GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, final round, at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. MOTORSPORTS 8 a.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, at Valencia, Spain 3 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, at Valencia, Spain (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 — Houston at Chicago SOCCER 9 p.m. ESPN — MLS, playoffs, Western Conference championship, first leg, teams TBD TENNIS 9 a.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour Finals, semifinal, at London 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour Finals, semifinal, at London

MONDAY MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12 Mid. ESPN — West Virginia at Gonzaga 2 a.m. ESPN — Davidson at New Mexico 4 a.m. ESPN — Houston Baptist at Hawaii NFL FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Kansas City at Pittsburgh TENNIS 3 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour Finals, championship match, at London Ripon 56, Lawrence 55 Saginaw Valley St. 55, Grand Valley St. 52 Simpson (Iowa) 21, Luther 10 Sioux Falls 24, Wayne (Neb.) 14 St. Cloud St. 39, Minn. St.-Moorhead 37 St. Norbert 20, Lake Forest 10 St. Thomas (Minn.) 35, St. Olaf 21 Tiffin 34, Lake Erie 14 Trine 35, Alma 27 UMass 22, Akron 14 Wartburg 55, Loras 7 Winona St. 49, Concordia (St.P.) 31 Wis.-Eau Claire 28, Wis.-River Falls 7 Wis.-Oshkosh 27, Wis.-Stout 18 Wis.-Platteville 57, Wis.-Stevens Pt. 7 Wis.-Whitewater 24, Wis.-LaCrosse 0 Wisconsin 62, Indiana 14 Wittenberg 47, Oberlin 20 Youngstown St. 31, W. Illinois 7 Southwest Kansas St. 23, TCU 10 Lamar 34, Nicholls St. 24 Mary Hardin-Baylor 59, Mississippi College 0 McMurry 47, Bacone 14 North Texas 24, South Alabama 14 Oklahoma 42, Baylor 34 Oklahoma St. 55, West Virginia 34 SMU 34, Southern Miss. 6 Sul Ross St. 50, E. Texas Baptist 37 Texas 33, Iowa St. 7 Texas Lutheran 47, Howard Payne 6 Texas Tech 41, Kansas 34, 2OT Tulsa 41, Houston 7 UTSA 31, McNeese St. 24 Far West Arizona 56, Colorado 31 Boise St. 49, Hawaii 14 Colorado St. 33, UNLV 11 E. Washington 31, UC Davis 28 Montana St. 65, Portland St. 30 N. Colorado 42, Weber St. 34 S. Utah 35, N. Arizona 29, 3OT San Diego St. 28, Air Force 9 San Jose St. 47, New Mexico St. 7 Southern Cal 38, Arizona St. 17 Stanford 27, Oregon St. 23 Wyoming 28, New Mexico 23 Ohio Prep Football Playoffs Saturday's Scores Division I Cin. Colerain 35, Cin. Elder 34, OT Cin. Moeller 46, Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 20 Cle. St. Ignatius 56, N. Royalton 0 Hilliard Davidson 29, Lewis Center Olentangy 14 Massillon Washington 28, Can. McKinley 19 Mentor 63, Lakewood St. Edward 56 Pickerington N. 24, Hilliard Darby 14 Tol. Whitmer 39, Hudson 28 Division III Akr. SVSM 54, Hubbard 14 Athens 36, Spring. Shawnee 35 Bellevue 28, Sandusky Perkins 27 Chagrin Falls 49, Ravenna 21 Day. Thurgood Marshall 68, Gallipolis Gallia 9 Dover 35, Poland Seminary 17 Millersburg W. Holmes 35, Steubenville 7 Napoleon 21, Bryan 20 Division V Baltimore Liberty Union 22, Oak Hill 21 Coldwater 41, W. Liberty-Salem 22 Covington 58, Cin. Summit Country Day 14 Findlay Liberty-Benton 24, Lima Cent. Cath. 17, OT Hamler Patrick Henry 56, Columbia Station Columbia 16 Kirtland 28, Columbiana Crestview 14 Lucasville Valley 21, Bucyrus Wynford 9 Youngs. Ursuline 44, Cuyahoga Hts. 15

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division Pct GB W L 4 0 1.000 — New York 4 2 .667 1 Philadelphia 2 2 .500 2 Brooklyn 2 3 .400 2½ Boston 1 5 .167 4 Toronto Southeast Division Pct GB W L 5 1 .833 — Miami 2 2 .500 2 Atlanta 2 3 .400 2½ Charlotte Orlando 2 3 .400 2½ 0 5 .000 4½ Washington Central Division Pct GB W L 3 1 .750 — Milwaukee Chicago 4 2 .667 — 3 4 .429 1½ Indiana Cleveland 2 4 .333 2 0 7 .000 4½ Detroit WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct GB W L San Antonio 5 1 .833 — 4 1 .800 ½ Memphis New Orleans 3 2 .600 1½ 4 3 .571 1½ Dallas 3 3 .500 2 Houston Northwest Division Pct GB W L Oklahoma City 4 2 .667 — 4 2 .667 — Minnesota 3 3 .500 1 Denver Portland 2 3 .400 1½ 2 4 .333 2 Utah Pacific Division Pct GB W L L.A. Clippers 4 2 .667 — Golden State 3 3 .500 1 3 3 .500 1 Phoenix Sacramento 2 4 .333 2 2 4 .333 2 L.A. Lakers Friday's Games Brooklyn 107, Orlando 68 Milwaukee 101, Washington 91 Philadelphia 106, Boston 100 Miami 95, Atlanta 89 New York 104, Dallas 94 Minnesota 96, Indiana 94 Memphis 93, Houston 85 New Orleans 107, Charlotte 99 Oklahoma City 105, Detroit 94 Phoenix 107, Cleveland 105 San Antonio 97, Sacramento 86 L.A. Lakers 101, Golden State 77 Denver 104, Utah 84 Saturday's Games Philadelphia 93, Toronto 83 Indiana 89, Washington 85 Charlotte 101, Dallas 97, OT Chicago 87, Minnesota 80 Houston 96, Detroit 82 Boston at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 10 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Orlando at Brooklyn, 3 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Miami at Memphis, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Utah at Toronto, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. Miami at Houston, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Atlanta at Portland, 10 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-AdvoCare 500 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 138.766 mph. 2. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 138.217. 3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 137.578.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 4. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 137.478. 5. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 137.211. 6. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 137.007. 7. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 136.992. 8. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 136.872. 9. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 136.867. 10. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 136.867. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 136.83. 12. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 136.721. 13. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 136.679. 14. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 136.622. 15. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 136.488. 16. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 136.436. 17. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 136.358. 18. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 136.353. 19. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 136.271. 20. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 136.219. 21. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 136.003. 22. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 135.905. 23. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 135.547. 24. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 135.44. 25. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 135.211. 26. (22) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 135.171. 27. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 134.948. 28. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 134.948. 29. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 134.933. 30. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 134.449. 31. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 134.373. 32. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 134.343. 33. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 134.198. 34. (44) David Reutimann, Ford, 134.008. 35. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 133.62. 36. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 133.576. 37. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 132.954. 38. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 132.817. 39. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 132.387. 40. (91) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 131.329. 41. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, 129.945. 42. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 130.067. Failed to Qualify 44. (37) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 127.056. NASCAR Nationwide-Great Clips 200 Results The Associated Press Saturday At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Joey Logano, Toyota, 204 laps, 149.7 rating, 0 points, $55,050. 2. (5) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 204, 122.2, 0, $34,300. 3. (8) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 204, 118.6, 42, $40,318. 4. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 204, 111.8, 0, $27,265. 5. (7) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 204, 117.6, 0, $23,740. 6. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 204, 104.2, 38, $31,358. 7. (17) Michael Annett, Ford, 204, 99.1, 37, $25,908. 8. (10) Brian Scott, Toyota, 204, 95, 36, $24,833. 9. (6) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 204, 110.2, 0, $18,000. 10. (14) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 204, 90.3, 34, $25,233. 11. (12) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 204, 88.5, 33, $23,908. 12. (9) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 204, 81.7, 0, $23,758. 13. (15) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 204, 78.9, 31, $23,608. 14. (4) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 204, 98.1, 30, $24,248. 15. (22) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 204, 81.8, 29, $24,538. 16. (20) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 204, 73.9, 28, $23,253. 17. (27) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 204, 69.9, 27, $25,643. 18. (36) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, 204, 67.7, 26, $22,883. 19. (34) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 204, 60.1, 25, $22,773. 20. (18) Eric McClure, Toyota, 204, 62.1, 24, $23,338. 21. (23) Paulie Harraka, Ford, 203, 61, 0, $16,085. 22. (16) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 203, 78.6, 22, $22,443. 23. (19) Jeff Green, Toyota, 201, 67.5, 21, $15,840. 24. (33) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 200, 49.6, 20, $15,725. 25. (39) John Blankenship, Chevrolet, 200, 48.8, 19, $22,608. 26. (11) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, accident, 199, 81.5, 0, $22,098. 27. (42) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 199, 52.1, 17, $22,063. 28. (38) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, 199, 43.4, 16, $21,993. 29. (13) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, accident, 198, 76.5, 15, $21,918. 30. (37) Dexter Stacey, Ford, 197, 43.9, 14, $22,183. 31. (41) Derek White, Toyota, 188, 35.8, 13, $21,848. 32. (40) Noel Dowler, Ford, accident, 182, 39, 12, $21,813. 33. (21) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, oil pump, 86, 66.1, 11, $21,778. 34. (26) Kevin Lepage, Ford, axle, 39, 47.2, 10, $15,275. 35. (32) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, engine, 20, 43, 9, $15,240. 36. (43) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, overheating, 18, 36.5, 8, $15,205. 37. (25) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, ignition, 18, 43.1, 7, $15,160. 38. (28) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, rear gear, 17, 40.9, 0, $15,125. 39. (24) Blake Koch, Toyota, brakes, 17, 31.9, 5, $14,865. 40. (29) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, electrical, 15, 34.6, 0, $14,830. 41. (35) Carl Long, Ford, brakes, 12, 34.5, 3, $14,795. 42. (30) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, brakes, 8, 33.4, 2, $14,745. 43. (31) Tony Raines, Toyota, vibration, 5, 32.3, 0, $14,677. Race Statistics

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Average Speed of Race Winner: 98.077 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 4 minutes, 48 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.668 seconds. Caution Flags: 10 for 40 laps. Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Logano 1-71; R.Stenhouse Jr. 72-74; J.Logano 75121; B.Keselowski 122-153; J.Logano 154-197; B.Vickers 198; J.Logano 199204. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Logano, 4 times for 168 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 32 laps; R.Stenhouse Jr., 1 time for 3 laps; B.Vickers, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. R.Stenhouse Jr., 1,212; 2. E.Sadler, 1,192; 3. A.Dillon, 1,187; 4. S.Hornish Jr., 1,105; 5. M.Annett, 1,050; 6. J.Allgaier, 1,043; 7. C.Whitt, 960; 8. M.Bliss, 877; 9. B.Scott, 816; 10. D.Patrick, 806. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

GOLF Lorena Ochoa Invitational Scores Saturday At Guadalajara Country Club Guadalajara, Mexico Purse: $1 million Yardage: 6,626; Par: 72 Third Round Inbee Park.....................67-68-66—201 Cristie Kerr ....................67-69-67—203 So Yeon Ryu .................67-70-67—204 Angela Stanford............66-67-72—205 Karine Icher ..................67-71-69—207 Michelle Wie..................66-75-67—208 Hee Kyung Seo ............70-69-69—208 Candie Kung.................66-71-71—208 Stacy Lewis...................67-70-71—208 Katherine Hull...............68-71-70—209 I.K. Kim..........................68-70-71—209 Brittany Lincicome........71-73-66—210 Haeji Kang ....................74-68-68—210 Anna Nordqvist.............69-71-70—210 Catriona Matthew .........71-72-68—211 Jessica Korda ...............75-69-68—212 Azahara Munoz ............71-73-68—212 Suzann Pettersen.........70-74-68—212 Brittany Lang.................73-71-69—213 Lorena Ochoa...............71-72-70—213 Beatriz Recari...............69-73-71—213 Ai Miyazato ...................73-68-72—213 Paula Creamer .............71-76-67—214 Vicky Hurst....................71-70-73—214 Natalie Gulbis ...............71-72-72—215 Sandra Gal....................73-69-73—215 Yani Tseng.....................70-71-76—217 Giulia Sergas ................76-73-69—218 Lexi Thompson .............71-77-70—218 Julieta Granada ............77-70-71—218 Kristy McPherson.........71-74-74—219 Meena Lee....................75-73-73—221 Eun-Hee Ji....................73-74-74—221 Chella Choi ...................76-74-72—222 Alejandra Llaneza.........72-77-77—226 Tanya Dergal.................77-76-74—227 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic Scores Saturday At Lake Buena Vista, Fla. m-Magnolia Golf Course: 7,516 yards, par-72 p-Palm Golf Course: 7,011 yards, par-72 Purse: $4.7 million Third Round Charlie Beljan.......68m-64p-71m—203 Brian Gay .............69p-69m-67m—205 Josh Teater...........71p-67m-67m—205 Charlie Wi.............64p-71m-70m—205 Vaughn Taylor.......70m-68p-68m—206 Robert Garrigus...68p-68m-70m—206 Camilo Villegas ....65p-71m-70m—206 Matt Every ............67p-69m-70m—206 Tommy Gainey.....65p-71m-70m—206 Daniel Chopra......69m-67p-70m—206 Henrik Stenson ....68m-67p-71m—206 Ryan Palmer.........70m-70p-67m—207 Cam Beckman .....70m-68p-69m—207 Brendon de Jonge69m-68p-70m—207 Scott Stallings ......66p-70m-71m—207 Scott Dunlap.........72m-68p-68m—208 Tim Herron ...........71m-70p-67m—208 Sean O'Hair..........73m-68p-67m—208 Tom Gillis..............72m-66p-70m—208 Kevin Chappell .....67p-69m-72m—208 Kevin Streelman...68m-68p-72m—208 Matt Jones............71m-64p-73m—208 Charles Howell III.68m-67p-73m—208 Ryuji Imada ..........69p-66m-73m—208 Harris English.......68p-67m-73m—208 Jonas Blixt............70p-71m-68m—209 D.J.Trahan ............74m-67p-68m—209 Colt Knost.............67p-71m-71m—209 Roland Thatcher ..69p-73m-67m—209 Boo Weekley ........70m-67p-72m—209 Mark Anderson ....68p-67m-74m—209 Will Claxton ..........72m-67p-71m—210 Ken Duke..............67p-74m-69m—210 Russell Knox ........66p-72m-72m—210 Derek Lamely.......73m-68p-69m—210 Jeff Maggert.........72p-70m-68m—210 M. Angel Carballo 71m-65p-74m—210 Jerry Kelly.............71m-68p-72m—211 Joey Snyder III .....69m-70p-72m—211 Davis Love III........73p-68m-70m—211 Brian Harman.......66p-72m-73m—211 Stuart Appleby .....74m-68p-69m—211 William McGirt......71m-71p-69m—211 Roberto Castro ....69p-71m-72m—212 Matt Bettencourt ..67p-74m-71m—212 J.J. Killeen.............71p-70m-71m—212 Martin Flores........72p-69m-71m—212 Billy Horschel........71p-70m-71m—212 Gavin Coles..........71m-71p-70m—212 Garrett Willis.........73m-69p-70m—212 Ted Potter, Jr.........75m-68p-69m—212 Alex Cejka ............72p-71m-69m—212 Robert Karlsson...71m-70p-72m—213 Jason Kokrak........71m-68p-74m—213 Justin Leonard......73m-67p-73m—213 Stewart Cink.........69p-69m-75m—213 Chris Stroud .........70m-66p-77m—213 Jason Bohn ..........73m-70p-70m—213 Kyle Reifers ..........69m-74p-70m—213 Marco Dawson.....68p-72m-74m—214 Ben Curtis ............69m-70p-75m—214 Patrick Sheehan...69p-73m-72m—214 Brendan Steele....67p-75m-72m—214 Cameron Tringale.75m-67p-72m—214 Nathan Green ......71p-72m-71m—214 Chris DiMarco ......72p-71m-71m—214

TRANSACTIONS Saturday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL National League WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Announced manager Davey Johnson will return next season and become a consultant in 2014. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS — Announced coach Kevin McHale is taking a leave absence. Named assistant coach Kelvin Sampson interim coach.


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Partly cloudy Low: 47°

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................69 at 4:26 p.m. Low Yesterday...............................50 at 7:57 am. Normal High .....................................................54 Normal Low ......................................................37 Record High ........................................71 in 2006 Record Low.........................................18 in 1991

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, Nov. 11, the 316th day of 2012. There are 50 days left in the year. This is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada. Today’s Highlight: On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany. On this date: In 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body politick.”

In 1921, the remains of an unidentified American service member were interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding. In 1932, a new tomb to house the remains of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1966, Gemini 12 blasted off from Cape Kennedy with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. aboard.

In 1972, the U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese, symbolizing the end of direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War. In 1987, following the failure of two Supreme Court nominations, President Ronald Reagan announced his choice of Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, who went on to win confirmation. In 1992, the Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.

Across U.S., Veterans Day commemorations under way Associated Press Saturday marked the first of what will be three days of Veterans Day commemorations across the United States. The holiday falls on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on Monday. It’s the first such day honoring the men and women who served in uniform since the last U.S. troops left Iraq in December 2011. It’s also a chance to thank those who stormed the beaches during World War II — a population that is rapidly shrinking with most of those former troops now in their 80s and 90s. At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, a steady stream of visitors arrived Saturday morning as the names of the 58,000 people on the wall were being read over a loudspeaker. Some visitors took pictures, others made rubbings of names, and some left mementos: a leather jacket, a flag made out of construction paper, pictures of young soldiers and even several snow globes with an American eagle inside. Alfred A. Atwood, 65, of Chattanooga, Tenn., was visiting the wall for the first time. “I’ve just never been able to do it,” Atwood said of visiting the memorial, which was completed in 1982. Atwood, who later became a police detective, said he knows a number of people on the wall, but the

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Joseph Manning, right, of Raynham, Mass., and his son Joey, 6, a Cub Scout, place U.S. flags at the graves of deceased veterans at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., Saturday. Thousands of flags were placed in the cemetery in advance of Veterans Day. one name he wanted to find Saturday was his friend Ronald L. Wright. The two had grown up together, and when Atwood decided to join the Marines at 18 there was no stopping Wright, Atwood said. Wright died in 1968 when he stepped on a land mine, Atwood said, and Wright’s mother always blamed him for her son’s death. He’s never been able to bring himself to visit his friend’s grave, he said. On Saturday he found Wright’s name on panel 44E, row 60, and he ran his fingers over it, shaking his head. “I’m still in the blocking stage. I want to go some-

where and sit down and think a minute,” he said after seeing Wright’s name. “All I can see when I was touching and reading his name was his mother’s face telling me I got her son killed.” A half-dozen women of various ages knitted intently near a pile of hand-made scarves while frail, silverhaired men sat waiting for a chance to tell their war stories Saturday as tourists and veterans filed into the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The museum planned a series of events to celebrate the Veterans Day weekend. The knitters had gathered to commemorate 1940s

homefront efforts to supply World War II troops with warm socks and sweaters. Nearby, Tom Blakey, 92, of New Orleans sat behind a small table with two grainy black and white photos of his younger self, one standing at ease in uniform in 1942, the other aboard a motorcycle in 1944. Also on the table were pictures of a bridge on the Merderet River in Normandy — a bridge that he and fellow members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne fought to secure as the D-Day invasion unfolded in 1944. Blakey pointed with gnarled fingers at a map of the landing site and said holding the bridge was key

to keeping German forces away from Utah and Omaha beaches. “If we’d a let them get to Utah and Omaha, the men on those beaches would have been in bad shape,” he said. Blakey regularly takes part in oral history programs at the museum, an opportunity he relishes. “What the hell else would I do with my life at this time?” he said. At the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., on Cape Cod, about 1,000 people including Cub Scouts and Gold Star Mothers, gathered on a crisp fall day for a short ceremony. They then spread out to plant 56,000 flags amid the cemetery’s flat gravestones, transforming the green landscape into a sea of fluttering red, white and blue. Until last year, the cemetery did not permit flags or flag holders on graves. That changed under pressure from Paul Monti of Raynham, Mass., whose son, Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, was killed by Taliban fighters while trying to save a fellow soldier in 2006 in Afghanistan. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor and is buried at the Bourne cemetery. Paul Monti led a brief ceremony Saturday where the pledge of allegiance was recited, Miss Massachusetts sang the national anthem and a dedication was read. In the Mojave Desert in California, veterans plan to

resurrect a war memorial cross that was part of a 13year legal battle over the separation of church and state. The Sunday ceremony on Sunrise Rock follows a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union that argued the cross was unconstitutional because it was in the Mojave National Preserve. The Supreme Court intervened in 2010 and directed a court to consider a land swap, leading to a settlement that transferred Sunrise Rock to veterans groups in exchange for five acres of privately owned land. Henry Sandoz, who cared for the original cross as part of a promise to a dying World War I veteran, will re-dedicate a new, 7foot steel cross on the same hilltop. Thousands of spectators are expected to line Fifth Avenue for New York City’s Veterans Day Parade today. Former Mayor Ed Koch is the grand marshal for the parade, which will run for 30 blocks, starting at 26th Street. Also marching will be the Navajo Code Talkers, who transmitted coded messages during WWII, and other veteran groups. Some participants in the parade are collecting coat donations for Superstorm Sandy victims. The theme is “United we Stand” and the parade marks the 200th anniversary of The War of 1812.

Official: Harassing emails led to FBI probe, Petraeus resignation WASHINGTON (AP) — The scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus started with harassing emails sent by his biographer and paramour, Paula Broadwell, to another woman, and eventually led the FBI to discover the affair, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Petraeus quit Friday after acknowledging an extramarital relationship. The official said the FBI investigation began several months ago with a complaint against Broadwell, a 40year-old graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and an Army Reserve officer. That probe led agents to her email account, which uncovered

the relationship with the 60year-old retired four-star general, who earned acclaim for his leadership of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The identity of the other woman and her connection with Broadwell were not immediately known. Petraeus has been married for 38 years to Holly Petraeus, the daughter of the

West Point superintendent when he was a student at the New York school. Members of Congress said they want answers to questions about the affair that led to Petraeus’s resignation. House intelligence committee chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and ranking member Dutch

Ruppersberger, D-Md., will meet Wednesday with FBI deputy director Sean Joyce, and CIA acting director Michael Morell to ask questions, including how the investigation came about, according to a senior congressional staffer who spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to discuss the investi-

gation publicly. Concerned that the emails he exchanged with Broadwell raised the possibility of a security breach, the FBI brought the matter up with Petraeus directly, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation.


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Bradford’s Nick Rank (8) is tackled by Covington’s Troy Cron (3) on a kick return Sept. 14 in Bradford. The Buccaneer defense held the Railroaders in check except for one big play in a 56-6 Cross County Conference victory.

he boys T of fall Another memorable football season winds to a close BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor fong@tdnpublishing.com

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sport that truly unifies an n the history of time, entire community. From cheerleaders to band mem10 weeks is hardly worth mentioning — bers to coaches to concession workers to ticket taka mere blip on the ers and the fans who fill radar screen of life. For high school football the stands every Friday players — especially those night — high school football branches out to touch living in a rabid football state such as Ohio — how• See BOYS OF FALL Troy’s Miles Hibler is brought down by a group of Piqua defenders during a game Oct. 26 at Alexander Stadium ever, it’s so much more. It’s on B2 in Piqua. not a blip on the radar screen of life — it is life. They start lifting weights in earnest the day after the season ends and continue through the cold winter months. They continue on through the spring and into summer, when camps and outdoor conditioning begins. The season kicks into high gear in the fall and what follows is 10 glorious weeks (and, for some lucky teams, even more) of parades, pep rallies, Friday night lights and playing in front of packed houses. They are put on a pedestal by a community to be ogled and marveled ABOVE: The Bethel High School at. Marching Band prepares to perform Is it any wonder why during homecoming festivities some former high school Sept. 28. football players — often decades removed from their playing days — view the years they spent playRIGHT: Miami East ing high school football as cheerleaders, some of the greatest times including Kayla of their life? Broughton, generIt’s not just about the ated spirit as fans players, however. High encouraged the school football is the one Vikings. Tippecanoe Athletic Director Matt Shomper and Tippecanoe Football Coach Charlie Burgbacher (center) meet with officials Staff photos/Anthony Weber to discuss postponing a Sept. 7 game against Milton-Union.

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Still spellbound by the sight of geese I heard them calling to one another long before I picked out the ragged line of dark shapes moving swiftly beyond the sycamores lining the stream. Canada geese, upwards of a hundred, mustered into a low, undulating vee, winging northwestward against the backdrop of a burgeoning sunset just beginning to glow in variegated hues of gold and pink, lavender and magenta-orange. Entranced, I watched them go until they disappeared. Which is my usual reaction to strings of calling geese. I’ve been taken with flying geese all my life — practically from birth. As a youngster I could hardly contain my excitement when a flock passed overhead. Doubtless my parents were partially to blame. Mom and Dad also were thrilled by the sight of geese. On countless occasions, the moment anyone heard the first faint sounds of their approaching passage, we all dropped whatever we were doing to rush outdoors as a family and watch. This was back in the days when it was feared the mighty

which provided safe resting and feeding areas during nesting and migration. Ohio established three refuges, the closest being the Mercer Goose Management Area, at Grand Lake St. Marys — now part of the 1,408-acre Mercer Wildlife Area. The two others were at Mosquito Creek and Killdeer Plains. However, when I was growing Jim McGuire up, Canada geese had barely Troy Daily News Columnist began their slow comeback. Sighting a string of passing geese remained a rare, almost privileged event. One worthy of Canada goose would soon mention in many local newspabecome extinct. Canada geese had been extirpated in Ohio dur- pers, and certainly fodder for ing the years following the Civil gossip at Sunday church or down at the local hardware store. War, before the turn of the Moreover, I grew up fishing Twentieth Century. Just as they were summarily eliminated from Grand Lake St. Marys. Catching bucketsful of tasty crappie along all lower 48 states. the rocky shorelines of Windy Yet thankfully, even as this Point, the Church Camp, or in decline happened, various conone of the many canals, was my servation clubs and wildlife father’s favorite Saturday night agencies, along with concerned private citizens, were working to adventure — and one of the regular places where I began cutpreserve and restore this grand ting my angling teeth. With the bird. By the mid-1950s, various programs were underway across goose refuge nearby, flying geese were a frequent sight. the nation to protect and Later on, of course, goose increase their numbers. Such efforts included refuges scarcity evolved into abundance;

overabundance, some might say. The sight of winging geese became common, taken for granted … even ignored — though never by me. The thrill remains. I feel the same delighted lift. Still find myself instantly mesmerized and enchanted, beguiled. But why? Why is it I’m always so stirred by flying geese? For one thing, nothing sounds more wild or free to me than a string of calling geese. Not the majestic bugling of a bull elk, or the lonesome wail of a northcountry loon. There’s something compelling and unequivocal in their gabbling. Strong, clear voices, containing not a whit of alarm or fatigue. Eager conversationalists, steady, determined, encouraging, almost jubilant. Whether heading out to feed or coming back to roost, or flying way up there in the high sky as they heed their migratory pull, geese are loquacious travelers. Perhaps, too, it’s because they are up there, large and lovely, gifted creatures capable of shrugging off earth’s bounds to cleave

their way through the lofty heavens … while I, meanwhile, remain stuck resignedly upon the ground, capable only of looking up and gaping in envious wonder. At the risk of sounding just a bit weird, there are moments when I think much of my life and writing has centered around trying to understand — to relive and subsequently relate through words — the core resonance I feel inside whenever I see and hear a string of geese. A quest to recapture and feel the power of their beguiling magic. I once told all this to a Snowbird Cherokee friend from North Carolina. She thought about it a while. It seemed obvious, she said, finally, that such a connection indicated the goose was my spirit animal. “They come and speak to you because you watch and listen with your heart open.” Maybe. I hope so. All I can say for sure is that, the other evening, I heard the geese calling, looked up and saw them winging across a painted November sky … and again found myself joyously spellbound.

Holiday travel with pets is worth hassle LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travel for humans during holidays is tough enough: Long lines, crowds everywhere, extra bags full of presents. Throw a pet in the mix, and it’s a recipe for disaster. But Sheron Long, a frequent traveler and author of “Dog Trots Globe To Paris and Provence,” say it’s worth the trouble. “Every trip was better when Chula could be with us,” she said of her Shetland sheepdog. “She was so excited, I could imagine her dog’s eye view of the world. It causes you to explore and go see different things and meet people.” The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates more than 2 million pets and other animals are transported by air each year. Pets aren’t allowed on Amtrak trains, Greyhound buses or cruise lines, but they can go on many regional train, bus and boat lines. The majority of fourlegged carry-on passengers are dogs, but some airlines allow rabbits, birds and other small animals. Experts say before including a pet in travel plans, consider whether it would enjoy the experience. “Some dogs don’t like to travel, some love it,” said Kelly E. Carter, the pet travel expert for AOL’s Paw Nation and a Chihuahua owner. “You have to know your pet.” Caroline Golon’s two Persian cats “are not big

fans of car travel” the only way that they can travel since their breed is banned by many airlines so they don’t go on trips. Golon said when they travel, the family stops at pet-friendly hotels rather than drive nonstop. “Stopping overnight gives them a chance to use the litter box at their leisure and eat and drink comfortably,” said Golon, the founder of High Paw Media. Gwen Cooper, the author of “Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat,” said animals pick up on their owners’ moods, “which means if you’re nervous, your cat or dog is going to be nervous too. The best way to avoid being nervous is to prepare you and your pet ahead of time and think through as many contingencies as possible.” For eligible cats, as well as dogs, airlines have size requirements for pets in the cabin, so a small pet must fit in a carrier that can be stowed under a seat and larger ones must be checked in. Long’s dog weighs 30 pounds, so 9-year-old Chula has to fly in cargo. During the holidays, though, when planes are fuller and lines are longer, some airlines ban pets in cargo, as well as times when the heat or cold is intense. Certain breeds can never fly on some airlines, including those considered to have bullying characteristics, like pit bulls, and snub-nosed

Tips for traveling with pets during holidays LOS ANGELES (AP) — Traveling with a pet isn’t easy, since there are more rules than destinations. Kelly E. Carter, president of thejetsetpets.com and AOL’s resident pet travel expert, and Sheron Long, frequent international traveler and author of “Dog Trots Globe To Paris and Provence,” share their tips: Research before you go and make reservations early. Airlines offer a limited number of cabin spots for pets, and they are firstcome, first-served. Know the weight, age and kennel size and closure restrictions for the airline you’re flying. Fees vary for pets, so have your checkbook or credit card ready at the airport. Know how much room you will

have under the seat for your pet and your legs. Seatguru.com lists the dimensions on any seat on any aircraft. Ask for a window seat to avoid your pet getting kicked if fellow passengers want to leave their seats. Find out about frequent flier miles, since those policies differ with each airline. To prevent accidents, don’t give your pet food or water on the flight. Ask for ice cubes and let the animal lick them as she needs them. Carry a portfolio that includes your pet’s proof of rabies, vaccination records, a photo, your vet’s name and number, a list of medicines and references from managers of hotels where you have stayed. Try to fly nonstop.

For international travelers, every country has its own regulations, paperwork and quarantine periods. Be prepared and patient. Don’t give your pet a sedative, since most airlines won’t take a sedated animal. Food is not allowed in pet carriers but tape it to the outside in case the flight is delayed or if it lasts longer than 12 hours. If your pet is flying in cargo, ask how it will be transported from the terminal to the plane. Some airlines have air-conditioned or heated vans. Pack your pet with a toy or a piece of your clothing to reassure your pet while you are separated. Check Petflight.com for individual airline safety rules involving pets.

animals like shih tzus or Persian cats because of potential breathing problems. Animals that travel on Amtrak, Greyhound or cruises get a ticket to ride through their roles as service animals. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, trained helper animals such as guide dogs or signal dogs must be allowed. Pet accommodations at airports differ, though every airport has animal-relief areas. Some are easy to find San Francisco’s has paw prints on the floor leading to them and most or all areas are located outside of security checkpoints. Federal transportation guidelines

require animals to be removed from carriers, so pets should be collared and leashed especially cats. Pet carriers are not X-rayed, but owners’ hands may be wiped for chemical testing. The hassle of traveling is only half over once the plane lands. Carter, who once canceled a trip in which she and her dog were hoping to try a new hotel in Northern California, recounted how the hotel worded its pet policy online: “We are smokefree and pet-free.” “My God, are pets being considered killers, like smoke? That’s a sign people don’t want to be around pets,” she said. Lisa Porter, CEO of a

website that lists pet-friendly places to stay and activities around the country, said more businesses are catering to customers with a pet in tow than ever before. For example, vineyards and wineries have opened their tours to pets, and as many as 90 percent of hotels in some cities are pet-friendly, she said. Most five-star hotels have accommodations and perks for well-behaved pets, and even most discount hotels, including Red Roof Inns, Motel 6 and Extended Stay America, are petfriendly. Other hotels have weight limits on animals. Some charge a nightly fee for animals, some have

cleaning deposits and some will charge only if there is damage. In France, where Long and Chula spend four months every year, so many people take their dogs to restaurants that there is an “under-table culture going on,” she said. Chula has been such a good travel buddy that she inspired Long’s book, which is a travelogue written from a dog’s point of view. Long said having Chula around means never being lonely partly because of all the people who stop to admire the dog. “If you want to be a hermit, go (traveling) alone,” Long said.

school history and rolled to an 8-2 regular season. Last week, the Bulldogs also picked up a firstround win over Westfall, setting up a Division IV regional semifinal matchup against Norwood. Miami East proved the old sports adage, “It’s not over ‘til it’s over.” Midway through the season after consecutive losses to Covington and Tri-County North, the Vikings’ playoff hopes appeared dead in the water. The Vikings didn’t lose another game the

rest of the season, however, finishing 7-3. They also got some help along the way and made a return trip to the postseason. No school in Miami County was as dominant at the Covington Buccaneers, who simply steamrolled the competition, going 10-0 and scoring fewer than 40 points only one time. Covington set or tied a number of school records along the way. Last week, the Buccaneers knocked off Dixie 55-18 in a Division V regional quarterfinal match-up, setting up a regional semifinal playoff contest against Cincinnati Summit Country Day. Much like Troy, Bethel

got a new coach this season. Former Covington coach Kevin Finfrock added a little spice to the Covington-Bethel rivarly, taking over as head coach of the Bees. He guided Bethel to a 5-5 record — but given his previous success at Covington, it’s hard to believe the Bees won’t soon be challenging for a Cross County Conference contender. It was a truly magical season at Bradford. Under coach Curtis Enis, the Railroaders went 8-2 and qualified for their first postseason berth since the mid-’80s. With record-setting running back James Canaan leading the way, Bradford

made its triumphant return to football relevance. It was a roller-coaster season for Lehman, which finished the season 4-5. The Cavaliers faced a brutal scheudle, taking on two playoff teams and closing out the season with Spencerville, a team that finished 8-2 and barely missed making the playoffs. After a largely frustrating year, Piqua was able to salvage its 5-5 season by knocking off rival Troy 140 in the final game of the season. By winning the 128th meeting between the two schools, the Indians moved a stepped closer to catching the Trojans in the all-time series, which Troy leads 62-60-6. Troy Christian didn’t have enough players to field a varsity football team this year. The Eagles, however, have promised they’ll be back again next season. And so will the rest of Miami County’s football teams, ready to revive a 10-week dream all over again.

For Tippecanoe, 2012 meant yet another return everyone in town who to the postseason — somedares to live the dream. thing that has essentially At Troy, it was the been a yearly occurrence dawn of a new era as forsince the turn of the cenmer Troy player Scot tury. Head coach Charlie Brewer stepped in for leg- Burgbacher guided the endary coach Steve Nolan, Red Devils to an 8-3 who retired after nearly record and a spot in the three decades coaching the Division II playoffs for the Trojans. It was an up and second year in a row. down season for the Like Tippecanoe, Trojans, who finished 4-6 Milton-Union again qualion the season, but under fied for postseason, albeit Brewer’s watchful eye, one in Division IV. The has to think the best is yet Bulldogs had one of the to come. highest-scoring offenses in

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she said. “My son doesn’t drive. He has to live in an urban environment because he takes the bus. The long-term plan is he’ll have the house (in Minneapolis) and we’ll retire down here.” Reeve and her husband, Mark Conway, alpine-skiracing coach for the Minneapolis school district, were driving in the rural area when they saw a “for sale” sign. They liked the 1995-built house with its post-and-beam construction, and the 20 wooded acres surrounding it. The previous owner, who built the house, had already

started a prairie restoration on what used to be a cornfield. Reeve, an avid gardener, and Conway decided to buy the land and continue the restoration. Their work includes “burns,” torching the landscape to eliminate non-native plants. “The natives have deep roots; they’ll come back, but the noxious weeds are superficial,” Reeve said. “You need a crew, so it doesn’t get out of control,” Reeve said. “The first year I was absolutely terrified. Afterwards it looked like a lava field.” It was hard to imagine

that the scorched earth would ever support life again. But before long, native plants began to reappear, denser and more vigorous than ever. Last year, the couple did a second burn and Reeve took part, donning a firefighter’s suit, laying a “water line” around the perimeter, then using a flamethrower to ignite the landscape. The two prairie burns have transformed their dramatically, landscape Reeve said. They now have 50 to 60 native species, including wildflowers, native grasses and medici-

nal plants. “We’ve worked really hard to expand the diversity,” Reeve said. She also harvests seeds, drying them and scattering them to produce more native prairie plants. Reeve is fascinated by the variety of native species now thriving on their land. She points out a compass plant, so-named because it orients its leaves to point north-south, and a purple hyssop. “If you smell the leaves, they smell like licorice,” she said. When she finds a new one, she marks it with a little flag. “So in theory, I can find them

again,” she said. When Reeve isn’t tending the prairie, she’s tending their large garden. “We don’t buy any vegetables,” she said. “There’s nothing better than out-ofthe-garden fried red potatoes for breakfast.” Does she ever, like, relax on weekends? “This is relaxing,” she said with a smile. Being outdoors in the natural world restores balance and well-being for their whole family, she said. Her adult son loves splitting wood. Her younger son, Luke, likes playing “Star Wars” on the prairie and helping reseed the native plants, sometimes both at the same time. Kids, and in kids with particular, ADHD, benefit from being outside, doing physical things, Reeve said, rather than being inside playing with electronic devices all day. “Research shows that lack of (outdoor activity) decreases people’s creativity,” she said. “It’s not rocket science. People who get out and take a walk feel better than people sitting inside all day.” Spending time in her prairie helped her write her book, she said, and she hopes to write a second. “I want to do a book for highschool students and young adults with autism — helping them live with it,” she said. Even the drive back to workday reality, on rural roads vs. a crowded rushhour freeway, is a relaxing transition, she said. “I’m absolutely fresher Monday after being here. It starts the whole week off completely differently.”

Thursday — Taco salad, chips and salsa, refried beans, pears, milk. Friday — Bosco Stick, pizza sauce, peas, celery with ranch dressing, fruit mix, milk. • COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Sloppy joe on a bun, potato smiles, broccoli, pineapple/banana, apple juice, milk. Tuesday — Popcorn chicken, carrot sticks, corn, applesauce, whole grain roll, raisins, milk. Wednesday — Cowboy cavatini, green beans, garden spinach salad, peaches, pineapple, Goldfish, milk. Thursday — Taco salad, chips and salsa, refried beans, pears, applesauce cup, milk. Friday — Bosco Stick, pizza sauce, peas, celery with ranch dressing, fruit mix, strawberries, milk. • MIAMI EAST SCHOOLS Monday — Hot dog with ketchup, baked beans, mixed fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken strips with BBQ packs, mashed potatoes, applesauce, Teddy Grahams, milk. Wednesday — Taco salad, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, Tostito chips, graham cracker, peaches, sour cream, milk. Thursday — Turkey and ham sub sandwich with mayo packet, carrtots with dip, banana, milk. Friday — Pepperoni pizza, celery with dip, pineapple, milk. • MILTON-UNION SCHOOLS Monday — Chicken nuggets with whole grain roll, broccoli, carrots, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Cheese pizza, chopped romaine, marinara sauce, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Grilled chicken wrap, spring mix lettuce, kidney beans, fruit, milk. Thursday — Hot dog on a whole grain bun, french fries, green beans, fruit, milk. Friday — Rockin burger on a whole grain bun, sweet potato fries, sliced tomato, lettuce, fruit, milk. • NEWTON SCHOOLS Monday — Dinosaur

nuggets, whole whet dinner roll, carrots/corn, sidekick/banana, milk (H.S. — apple juice). Tuesday — Corn dog minis, black beans/green beans, diced peaches/grapes, Welches fruit snack, milk (J.H. and H.S. — salad bar. H.S. — orange juice). Wednesday — Tacos (2) with meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa/refried beans, mixed fruit/apples, Rice Krispie treat, milk (H.S. — grape juice/Elf Grahams). Thursday — Pork loin roast, whole wheat dinner roll, mashed potatoes/peas, diced pears/oranges, milk (J.H. and H.S. — salad bar. H.S. — apple juice). Friday — Soft pretzels and cheese, yogurt, broccoli/corn, applesauce/grapes, milk (H.S. — orange juice). • PIQUA CITY SCHOOLS (K-8) Monday – Grilled chicken sandwich, fruit, baked beans, milk. Tuesday – General Tso’s chicken with rice, fruit milk. Wednesday – Rotini with meat sauce, fruit, tossed salad, milk. Thursday – Beef and bean burrito, fruit, corn, milk. Friday – Grilled cheese sandwich, fruit, waffle fries, carrots, milk. • PIQUA CITY SCHOOLS (high school) Monday — Barbecue

chicken sandwich, fresh cucumber with tomato dip, baked beans, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Hawaiian chicken wrap, broccoli salad, fruit, cookie, milk. Wednesday — Rotini with meat sauce, green beans, fruit, roll, milk. Thursday — Taco salad, fruit, tortilla scoops with salsa, milk. Friday — Deli sub, orange glazed carrots, tater tots, frult, milk. • PIQUA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Monday – Hot dog, baked beans, nutrition bar, choice of fruit, milk. Tuesday – Pancakes, sausage links, hash browns, juice cup, milk. Wednesday – Turkey sandwich, California blend, choice of fruit, graham crackers, milk. Thursday – Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, choice of fruit, milk. Friday – Chicken stir fry, milk. • ST. PATRICK Monday — Macaroni and cheese, peas, applesauce, cinnamon bread, milk. Tuesday — French toast sticks, sausage, hash browns, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Chicken sandwich, scalloped potatoes, carrot sticks, fruit, milk. Thursday — Walking taco, refried beans, salad,

fruit, milk. Friday — Pizza, green beans, pretzel rod, fruit, milk. • TROY CITY K-6 Monday — Taco triangles, refried beans, carrot snacks with dip, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken nuggets with dip, whole grain dinner roll, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrot snacks, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Beef Rib BQ on a whole grain bun, green beans, carrot snacks with dip, sidekick fruit slushie, milk. Thursday — Sausage, mini pancakes, applesauce, carrot snacks, tomato juice, milk. Friday — Grilled mozzarella cheese stick, string cheese, dino pasta, celery sticks, fruit, milk. • TROY CITY JUNIOR HIGH Monday — Taco triangles, refried beans, carrot snacks with dip, sherbet cup, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken nuggets with dip, whole grain dinner roll, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrot snacks, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Beef Rib BQ on a whole grain bun, green beans, carrot snacks with dip, sidekick fruit slushie, milk. Thursday — Sausage, mini pancakes, applesauce, carrot snacks, tomato juice, milk.

Friday — Grilled mozzarella cheese stick, string cheese, dino pasta, celery sticks, fruit, milk. • TIPP CITY HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Chicken nuggets, baked beans, fruit, wheat roll, milk. Tuesday — Ravioli, romaine salad, fruit, garlic bread, milk. Wednesday — Chicken patty on a bun, cheesy potatoes, fruit, milk. Thursday — Egg roll, broccoli, fruit, cheesy rice, fortune cookie, milk, Fusian a la carte. Friday — Toasted cheese, tomato soup, carrots, fruit, milk. • UPPER VALLEY CAREER CENTER Monday — Seasoned backed fish or hamburger, whole grain rice, California blend vegetables, fruit, multi-grain bun, milk. Tuesday — Taco salad or chicken fajita, lettuce, tomato, salsa, refried beans, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Pizza or quesadilla, broccoli and dip, fruit, milk. Thursday — Chicken and noodles or chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, pumpkin custard, multigrain roll, milk. Friday — Grilled cheese or BBQ rib, tomato soup, green beans, fruit, multigrain bun, milk.

Psychiatrist, autistic son find peace outdoors BY KIM PALMER Minneapolis Star Tribune When psychiatrist Elizabeth Reeve needs to unwind and recharge her mental batteries, she heads to the prairie. Not the wild prairie, but the one she and her husband have painstakingly restored at their weekend home in southeastern Minnesota. “It’s therapeutic — an opportunity to get outside and think in a different way,” she said. She loves walking its five gently rolling acres and seeing what’s blooming and growing. The prairie helps Reeve maintain the balance she needs to juggle a very full life. In addition to her practice, which focuses on autism and other developmental disabilities, she was named recently Minnesota’s Psychiatrist of the Year by her peers and published a book, a survival guide for kids with autism spectrum disorders and their parents. It’s a subject Reeve knows not just clinically but personally, from raising an autistic son herself. Born during her residency, he’s now 24 and lives at home. “Having a disabled adult child changes your perspective — it changes the whole plan,” Reeve said. In a way, that changed plan helped lead Reeve’s family to the prairie. “We were looking for land to build on when we retired,”

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Dr. Elizabeth Reeve and her son Luke in the prairie garden.

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Tribute to technology

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Living Computer Museum isn’t just for geeks

Ian King, senior vintage systems engineer at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle, holds a strip of paper tape that is used to run a DEC PDP-7 computer from the mid 1960s.

SEATTLE (AP) — For tourists with an interest in Seattle’s role as a high-tech hub, there hasn’t been much here to see, other than driving over to Microsoft headquarters in suburban Redmond to take pictures of a bunch of boring buildings. But Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has just opened the Living Computer Museum, with displays of old machines all in working order along with a geeky wish list of items he’d like to add, just in case anybody out there has an old tape drive or super-computer sitting around. Visitors who stop by the nondescript building in an industrial section of Seattle south of the baseball stadium are likely to see technicians in white lab coats working on the machines. But this place is not just for nerds and techies. Since the museum’s Oct. 25 opening, many visitors have been families, and their questions have not been the expected queries concerning technical specs of machines, but rather where did the curators find these artifacts and what were they used for. And items here are not behind glass with “Do Not Touch” signs. This is a place where you’re welcome to pull up a chair and relive the days when you played Congo Bongo on a Commodore 64 instead of doing homework. Visitors of a certain age are also almost guaranteed to see the first personal computer they ever touched — Radio Shack TRS-80 or an early Apple, perhaps — but the centerpieces of the collection are the bigger, older, flashier machines. One of the oldest examples is a PDP-7 made by Digital Equipment Corp. It’s the size of an office cubicle and was designed in the mid-1960s to do just one operation in a physics lab at the University of Oregon. The curators believe it is the only working model of this machine in the world. The machine has a fraction of the computing power of a modern cell phone and is a lot more expensive to maintain. Displays throughout the small museum explain how much computers have evolved in the past 50 years and feature some amusing old photographs, including one shot of Allen sitting at a keyboard with a young Bill Gates looking over his shoulder. People can visit the museum

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In this photo taken Oct. 30, Bruce Sherry, a contract engineer at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle, manually programs a DEC PDP-10 computer from the early 1970s next to a photograph of Microsoft co-founders Paul Allen, seated, and Bill Gates, standing at Allen's left, working on a teletype machine. Allen has just opened the Living Computer Museum, which features working models of old computers. For tourists with an interest in Seattle's role as a high-tech hub, there hasn't been much here to see, other than driving over to Microsoft headquarters in suburban Redmond to take pictures of a bunch of boring buildings.

IF YOU GO … • LIVING COMPUTER MUSEUM: 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle, http://www.livingcomputer museum.org. Open Thursday, noon-8 p.m.; Friday, noon-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, $5; students, seniors, active military, $2; children 12 and under, free. and access some of its computers virtually by requesting a login on the facility’s website. Among the museum staff’s plans for the future are a special tour focused on the history of Microsoft and a lab where visitors can interface with some of the older machines. All the equipment is from Allen’s personal collection and the people who run the museum say the high-tech billionaire is committed to putting more cash into building his collection for both educational and nostalgic value. “He’s extremely passionate about this place,” said Christina Siderius, a spokeswoman for Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc. Allen is a collector of epic proportions, but he doesn’t keep his toys locked away in a private vault; he likes to share. He has two other museums in the Seattle area: the Flying Heritage Collection featuring his

Ian King, senior vintage systems engineer at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle, loads a large disk drive that holds 5mb of data into a working DEC 11/70 minicomputer from 1975. The machine is part of the collection of running computers at Paul Allen's newly opened Living Computer Museum. airplanes and the Experience Music Project popular culture and science fiction museum, filled with guitars, album covers, movie and band posters, costumes, props and toys. Between the science fiction displays at the EMP and the new computer museum, Allen

has almost single-handedly given geeks and many others several good reasons to visit Seattle. “We are a tech capital,” Siderius said. “To have something that pays tribute to that is appropriate.” Allen himself doesn’t hang

out at the museum or show visitors around, but he has an appropriate surrogate in Ian King, the museum’s senior systems engineer. “I’m a collector myself. I have about 30 machines in my basement,” said the bearded, kiltwearing King.

Busier airports, full planes seen on Thanksgiving NEW YORK (AP) — The recipe for Thanksgiving travel is likely to make travelers a little bitter this year. Americans can expect airports to be busier and planes to be fuller than ever, according to a forecast by the main trade association for U.S. airlines two weeks ahead of the holiday. And fares are already more expensive than a year ago. Airlines for America expects nearly 24 million trav-

elers to fly from Friday, Nov. 16, through Tuesday, Nov. 27. That’s up slightly from a year ago. Last year’s tally was flat from 2010. Traffic on the nation’s airlines is still 10 percent below the peak travel years of 2006 and 2007. This year’s uptick is in line with “the sluggish but consistent economic recovery,” aviation consultant Mark Kiefer said. The unemployment rate has improved in recent months, as has consumer con-

fidence two key indicators of travel demand. For those traveling on the busiest days around Thanksgiving, planes are expected to be close to 90 percent full, the trade group says. That would be a record for the holiday. That forecast is an average, so expect most flights at peak hours to be completely full. Sunday, Nov. 25 is projected as the busiest travel day, followed by Wednesday, Nov. 21

and Monday, Nov. 26. Flights will be packed tighter because there are fewer of them. Airlines have been reducing flights to match demand, which in turn allows them to raise prices. Domestic fares are up 4 percent so far this year compared with the first ten months of 2011, according to the industry group. Kiefer expects that slight increase in fares to continue as airlines keep scaling back when they can.

Cutting flights also allows airlines to save on fuel, often their biggest expense. Collectively U.S. airlines’ revenue rose 5.6 percent in the first nine months of this year. Fuel costs rose by 6.2 percent, cutting the amount earned per passenger. On average the 10 largest U.S. airlines made just 50 cents for every passenger they flew from January through September, Airlines for America said.


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ENTERTAINMENT

Sunday, November 11, 2012

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FILM REVIEW

Day-Lewis is tremendous in safe ‘Lincoln’ BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Reviewer For anyone who cringed just a little while watching the trailer for “Lincoln” and worried that it might be a near-parody of a Steven Spielberg film, with its heartfelt proclamations, sentimental tones and inspiring John Williams score, fret not. The movie itself is actually a lot more reserved than that more a wonky, nuts-and-bolts lesson about the way political machinery operates than a sweeping historical epic that tries to encapsulate the entirety of the revered 16th president’s life. That was a smart move (AMEX:MVE) on the part of Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner, a Pulitzer prize-winner for the play “Angels in America” who also wrote the script for Spielberg’s “Munich.” Talky and intimate but also surprisingly funny, “Lincoln” focuses on the final four months of Abraham Lincoln’s life as he fought for the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, and strove to unite a nation torn apart by the Civil War. (It is based partly on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s best-seller “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.”) This tumultuous period provides a crucible to display everything Lincoln was made of, both his folksiness and fortitude. He tells long, winding anecdotes to enlighten and charm those around him but also forcefully hammers home his points to get what he wants. Totally unsurprisingly, Daniel Day-Lewis inhabits the role fully. He disappears into it with small

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In this undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox, Daniel Day-Lewis, center, as President Abraham Lincoln, looks across a battlefield in the aftermath of a terrible siege in this scene from director Steven Spielberg’s drama “Lincoln.”

details and grand gestures, from his carriage to the cadence of his speech, and the Academy should probably just give him the bestactor Oscar now and get it over with. Although “Lincoln” itself often feels too conservative, stagey and safe, Day-Lewis’ performances is full of so many clever choices that he keeps it compelling. Of course, the film has all the top-notch technical hallmarks we’ve come to expect from Spielberg: It’s handsomely staged and impeccable in its production design. But despite the dramatic streaks of misty white light streaming from the outdoors into these dark, solemn rooms of power a signature of his longtime collaboration with Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski “Lincoln” is much more muted from an aesthetic standpoint than last year’s equally oldfashioned “War Horse.” This is a movie that’s easier to admire than love; it’s impressive but not exactly moving. But it is unexpectedly humorous. The process of cajoling and coercing members of Congress to vote for passage of the amendment provides several estimable character actors with wonderfully showy roles. Tommy Lee Jones does a spin on his cantankerous screen persona as the quick-witted, fiercely verbal Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, Thaddeus Stevens, a strong proponent of abolition. David Strathairn is the sharp-minded and condescending Secretary of State William Seward, who was Lincoln’s foe before becoming a member of his cabinet. There are almost too many

great supporting players in juicy, tantalizingly small parts. You’d love to see more from all of them, including Lee Pace as a grandstanding Democrat railing against the amendment on the House of Representatives floor, Michael Stuhlbarg as a conflicted congressman, Hal Holbrook as the powerful Lincoln ally Preston Blair and Jackie Earle Haley as the vice president of the Confederacy. And then there are James Spader, John Hawkes and Tim Blake Nelson as the cynical, glad-handing trio hired to lobby the toughest Democrats and secure those final, crucial votes; their banter is a consistent source of laughs. It gets to the point where major figures in Lincoln’s life Sally Field as his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Joseph GordonLevitt as his elder son who’s eager to see combat don’t register as powerfully as they should because the script is just so packed. And that effort to contain so much history in one feature film especially extends to the ending. This is no spoiler we all know what happened to Lincoln but there’s a beautifully photographed moment that occurs before his assassination that would have left the film on the most perfectly lovely, poignant note. Instead, it keeps going and becomes the movie you might have feared “Lincoln” would be. “Lincoln,” from DreamWorks Pictures and 20th Century Fox, is rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language. Running time: 150 minutes. Three stars out of four.

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Bond is better than ever in ‘Skyfall’

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With ‘Skyfall,’ Daniel Craig puts his stamp on Bond NEW YORK (AP) — If you just looked at the cast and crew of “Skyfall,” you could easily confuse the assembled talent for a prestige costume drama. Director Sam Mendes, actors Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes, and cinematographer Roger Deakins might just as easily be mounting a Shakespeare adaptation. But “Skyfall” is, of course, a James Bond film, and not only that, it’s the

23rd installment in a blockbuster franchise marking its 50th anniversary with only slightly less fanfare than the Queen’s Jubilee. “Skyfall” is a touch more high-minded than those previous 22 films, but it’s also arguably the best crafted movie in Bond history. Those involved in the 007 empire overwhelmingly credit the higher trajectory for Bond to one man: Daniel Craig. “Daniel was like,

‘Everyone said yes! Look at this incredible cast!’” says Mendes. “I’m like, ‘Mate, it’s because of you.’” Now in his third film as 007, “Skyfall” is Craig’s most emphatic statement yet on how he’ll define his stewardship of the beloved British spy. What’s clearest on “Skyfall” is that Craig has taken full ownership of Bond, not only filling out a tux, but molding the entire production. “That was an ambition

of mine,” says Craig. “They give us a lot of money to make these films. If we can spend the money in the right way it’s not just me, it’s the collective thinking but I’m very much behind it if we can spend the money in the right way and on the right people, then we’re going to create something that’s very special.” The result is the bestreviewed Bond film yet, one that’s already made a whopping $287 million in

its first 10 days of international release. “Skyfall” is the culmination of The Daniel Craig Years, a chapter in Bond history that’s proving a resounding success. Craig’s first Bond film, 2006’s “Casino Royale,” was a visceral introduction to his version of 007. Less successful was 2008’s “Quantum of Solace,” which was marred by script problems partly caused by the writer’s strike.

Chesney to return to Target Field MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Country star Kenny Chesney is returning to the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field next year. Chesney is bringing his “No Shoes Nation” Tour to the downtown Minneapolis ballpark on July 12, 2013. The second-ever concert at Target Field is part of Chesney’s 17-date stadium tour across the U.S. Chesney and Tim McGraw co-headlined Target Field’s first-ever concert last July. The Zac Brown Band also will perform as part of Chesney’s Target Field stop. 2338412

ed and welcome layers to her performance, as well. Ralph Fiennes, as M’s new superior, questions her To borrow a line from ability to lead this aging Depeche Mode, death is behemoth of an agency in everywhere in “Skyfall.” an increasingly unstable James Bond’s mortality has environment; at the same never been in such promitime, Ben Whishaw pronent focus, but the demise vides some welcome, subtle of the entire British spy humor as young gadget game as we know it seems guru Q, whose modern-day imminent, as well. specialty is computer hackStill, this 23rd entry in ing. the enduring James Bond And then there is Javier franchise is no downer. Far Bardem, who pretty much from it: simultaneously steals this entire movie thrilling and meaty, this is away from these esteemed easily one of the best and formidable actors. He entries ever in the 50-year, is, totally unsurprisingly, 23-film series, led once tremendous as the villainagain by an actor who’s the ous Silva, the former MI6 best Bond yet in Daniel agent getting his revenge Craig. So many of the eleAP PHOTO/SONY PICTURES, FRANCOIS DUHAMEL against this staid, old-fashments you want to see in a This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond ioned organization in highBond film exist here: the tech, ultra-efficient ways car, the tuxedo, the martini, in the action adventure film “Skyfall.” that make him seem the exotic locations filled unstoppable. Like so many vating figure. He’s not precise setting, Mendes vides a varied array of with gorgeous women. Bond bad guys, he wants always totally smooth and knows well enough to let looks, all of them dazzling. Adele’s smoky, smoldering world domination through slick. The work is taking a the hand-to-hand combat The MI6 headquarters, theme song over the titles orchestrated chaos. But he between Bond and a sniper physical and psychological which must be moved to a harkens to the classic 007 approaches the role with a toll. Muscular and sexy as unfold without the kind of hidden underground locatales of the 1960s, even as mix of effeminate flamboyneedless edits that unfortu- Craig is, he looks beat-up tion following a vicious the film’s central threat of ance and cold-blooded mennately have become so pop- and worn-out here, which cyberterrorism, perpetrated attack, have a crisp and ace. He’s hilarious and teradds what feels like an ular in action films these stylish industrial-loft chic by an elusive figure who’s rifying and that’s just in the unprecedented sense of days. seemingly everywhere and about them. The rugged beautifully shot monologue Bond being Bond, he can depth to a character we can’t be pinned down, could- hills of Scotland, where the thought we’d known so well in which he introduces himfinal battle occurs at Bond’s still get himself out of any n’t be more relevant. for so long. Three films into self with touches of The dangerous situation; the And yet “Skyfall” seems ancestral home, are both Joker in “The Dark Knight” wondrous and imposing; by opening chase, which begins the series and Craig owns like it could stand on its and Bardem’s own Anton in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar this iconic role by now. this point in the film, own perhaps more than Chigurh in “No Country for This time, James Bond and ends in impossibly dar“Skyfall” extends beyond most Bond movies. In the must try to protect his no- Old Men.” ing fashion on top of a the familiar confines of a hands of director Sam Ultimately, the reports of nonsense boss, M, from hurtling train, is a marvel Mendes, it almost feels like spy thriller and becomes a James Bond’s death are flat-out Western. It’s a bold of timing and choreography. what feels like a very pera reinvention; he has said greatly exaggerated. Fifty Conversely, he can also talk sonal attack, even as it move. making “Skyfall” left him years later, nobody does it himself into situation, as he seems that she may not But the most beautiful “knackered,” but audiences better. necessarily be protecting will leave feeling invigorat- sequence of all plays out in does when he seduces the “Skyfall,” a Columbia him in return. The always beautiful and dangerous an empty office space in a ed. And with Mendes colPictures release, is rated whip-smart and dignified Severine (Berenice laborating once again with Shanghai skyscraper: a Marlohe) after meeting her Judi Dench gets to explore PG-13 for intense violent the great cinematographer mesmerizing mix of cool sequences throughout, some her character’s hidden Roger Deakins, it’s definite- glass surfaces, delicate pro- in a Macau casino. sexuality, language and But Bond’s vulnerability fears in the script from jected images and bold ly the most gorgeous. smoking. Running time: Neal Purvis & Robert dare we say, his weakness color, reminiscent of the Deakins, who also shot 143 minutes. Four stars out lush hues in Mendes’ “Road at times makes him a much Wade and John Logan, Mendes’ “Jarhead” and more complicated and capti- which adds some unexpect- of four. “Revolutionary Road,” pro- to Perdition.” Within this BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Reviewer

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DATES TO REMEMBER and meeting at 5:30 p.m. • Parenting Education Groups will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family • DivorceCare seminar and supAbuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 port group will meet from 6:30-8 E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and p.m. at Piqua Assembly of God age-appropriate ways to parent chilChurch, 8440 King Arthur Drive, dren. Call 339-6761 for more inforPiqua. Child care provided through mation. There is no charge for this the sixth-grade. program. • COSA, an anonymous 12-step • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A recovery program for friends and Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the family members whose lives have Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. been affected by another person’s Main St., Troy, use back door. compulsive sexual behavior, will • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring meet in the evening in Tipp City. For Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal more information, call 463-2001. Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will • Sanctuary, for women who meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter have been affected by sexual abuse, Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash location not made public. Must curand Caldwell streets, Piqua. The disrently be in therapy. For more inforcussion meeting is open. mation, call Amy Johns at 667-1069, • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at Ext. 430 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 • Miami Valley Women’s Center, Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. Heights, offers free pregnancy test• AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., ing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For Westminster Presbyterian Church, more information, call 236-2273. corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. • AA, Living Sober meeting, open Main St., Tipp City. For more inforto all who have an interest in a mation, call Tipp-Monroe sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Community Services at 667-8631 or Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Celeste at 669-2441. • The Ex-WAVES, or any woman Piqua. who formerly served during World • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s War II, will meet at 1 p.m. the secGroup, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity ond Monday at Bob Evans in Troy. Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 Ave., Troy. Open discussion . p.m. at Ginghamsburg South • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Road 25-A, one mile south of the Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third main campus. floor, Greenville. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never TUESDAY Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., • Deep water aerobics will be Sidney offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln • Teen Talk, where teens share their everyday issues through com- Community Center, 110 Ash St., munication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for more information and Troy View Church of God, 1879 programs. Staunton Road, Troy. • The Friends and Neighbors • Singles Night at The Avenue Club of Miami County, a women’s will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main nonprofit and social organization Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, doing charitable work in the Troy Troy. Each week, cards, noncompeti- area, meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Troytive volleyball, free line dances and Hayner Cultural Center. For more free ballroom dance lessons. Child information, contact Joanne at care for children birth through fifth grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. jrosenberglvspopcorn@hotmail.com . each night in the Main Campus • A teen support group for any building. For more information, call grieving teens, ages 12-18 years in 667-1069, Ext. 21. the greater Miami County area is offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on the secMONDAY ond and fourth Tuesday evenings at the Generations of Life Center, sec• Christian 12 step meetings, “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at ond floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 There is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. bereavement staff and volunteers. • An arthritis aquatic class will be Crafts, sharing time and other grief offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call support activities are preceded by a light meal. 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com • Quilting and crafts is offered for more information and programs. from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday • An evening grief support group at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First meets the second and fourth St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the more information. Generations of Life Center, second • Mothers of Preschoolers, a floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The group of moms who meet to unwind support group is open to any grievand socialize while listening to inforing adult in the greater Miami County area and there is no partici- mation from speakers, meet the second and fourth Tuesday from pation fee. Sessions are facilitated 6:15-8:30 p.m. Single, married, by trained bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for details or visit the web- working or stay-at-home moms are invited. Children (under 5) are cared site at homc.org. • AA, Big Book discussion meet- for in MOPPETS. For more information, contact Michelle Lutz at 440ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity 9417 or Andrea Stapleton at 339Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset 8074. Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. • The Miami Shelby Chapter of The discussion is open to the public. the Barbershop Harmony Society • AA, Green & Growing will meet will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene at 8 p.m. The closed discussion Street United Methodist Church, meeting (attendees must have a 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old interested in singing are welcome and visitors always are welcome. Staunton Road, Troy. • AA, There Is A Solution Group For more information, call 778-1586 will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg or visit the group’s Web site at www.melodymenchorus.org. United Methodist Church, County • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The discussion group is closed (participants Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., must have a desire to stop drinking). Troy. Video/small group class designed to help separated or • AA, West Milton open discusdivorced people. For more informasion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd tion, call 335-8814. Lutheran Church, rear entrance, • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, p.m., Dettmer’s Daniel Dining handicap accessible. Room. • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come meeting is open. A beginner’s meetGroup will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 ing begins at 7:30 p.m. Step Room at Trinity Episcopal • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Control Group for adult males, 7-9 The discussion is open. p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed Lutheran Church, Main and Third are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed other persons, how to express feel- discussion (participants must have ings, how to communicate instead of a desire to stop drinking). • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Group, Presbyterian Church, corner • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. Other days and times available. For the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. more information, call 339-2699. • An Intermediate Pilates class • TOPS (Take Off Pounds will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. more information, call Tipp-Monroe New members welcome. For more Community Services at 667-8631 or information, call 335-9721. Celeste at 669-2441. • Troy Noon Optimist Club will • Women’s Anger/Rage Group meet at noon at the Tin Roof restauwill meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at rant. Guests welcome. For more the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami information, call 478-1401. • Weight Watchers, Westminster County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 Issues addressed are physical, verTODAY

bal 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 3396761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 3358397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus. WEDNESDAY • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for more information and programs. • The “Sit and Knit” group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 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. •The Milton-Union Senior Citizens will meet the second and fourth Wednesday 1 p.m. at 435 Hamilton St., West Milton. Those interested in becoming members are invited to attend. Bingo and cards follow the meetings. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. in the activity center of Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, salad, dessert and drink, for a suggested donation of $6 per person, or $3 for a children’s meal. The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s. • The Town and Country Grandmothers No. 329 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday at the AMVETS Post on LeFevre Road, Troy. • The Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Kiwanis are invited to come meet friends and have lunch. For more information, contact Bobby Phillips, vice president, at 335-6989. • The Troy American Legion Post No. 43 euchre parties will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-1564. • The Toastmasters will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at American Honda to develop to help participants practice their speaking skills in a comfortable environment. Contact Eric Lutz at 332-3285 for more information. • AA, Pioneer Group open discussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter down the basement steps on the north side of The United Church Of Christ on North Pearl Street in Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family

Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 3396761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at www.region5oa.org. • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. Find guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to co-workers, family or romance. Learn to identify nurturing people as well as those who should be avoided. Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more information. • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A 12-week video series using Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical help and encouragement to all who seek a healthy, balanced life and practice in being able to say no. For more information, call Linda Richards at 667-4678. • The Troy Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. For more information, call 335-1923. • A free employment networking group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. each Wednesday at Job and Family Services, 2040 N. County Road 25A, Troy. The group will offer tools to tap into unadvertised jobs, assistance to improve personal presentation skills and resume writing. For more information, call Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at 440-3465. THURSDAY • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for more information and programs. • The Generations of Life Center of Hospice of Miami County will offer a 6 O’Clock Supper at local restaurants on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The locations vary, so those interested parties can call the office at 573-2100 for details. This is a social event for grieving adults who do not wish to dine out alone. Attendees order from the menu. • An open parent-support group will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Parents are invited to attend the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Thursday. The meetings are open discussion. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play cards prior to lunch every Thursday at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch and participants should bring a covered dish and table service. On the third Thursday, Senior Independence offers blood pressure and blood sugar testing before lunch. For more information, call 667-8865. • Best is Yet to Come open AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 3359079.

• AA, Spirituality Group will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Troy. The discussion is open. • Health Partners Free Clinic will offer a free clinic on Thursday night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082. FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for more information and programs. • A “Late Night Knit” meeting will be from 7-10 p.m. on the first and third Friday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 6675358. • 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 910 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 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 640-3015 or visit www.groupia.org. • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624. SATURDAY • 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 25A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited.


AMUSEMENTS

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Musicians finding freedom in silent movies MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In her cramped studio, Karen Majewicz organizes a complete spreadsheet for a silent film’s musical cues — the starts, the scene names, sound effects, instrumentation — and she even makes a color code for the guide. “So I end up in the dark looking at one of those, and I can’t look at it,” her music collaborator Andy McCormick said. “So I do everything by ear and try to memorize everything that’s happening.” Together they form Dreamland Faces, a Minnesota ensemble specializing in scoring everything from the experimental films of Kodak pioneer George Eastman, the slapstick silent features of Buster Keaton to shorts and animations, The Minnesota Daily reported. “We’ve done a big run of comedies this year, cartoons and these sort of more slapstick things, which require a lot of hyper energy,” Majewicz said. Majewicz, a University of Minnesota student studying history, drives the Dreamland Faces music with her accordion alongside McCormick’s ghostly musical saw. Along with drummer Ryan Billig and pianist Chris Hepola, they find creative freedom in performing beside the big screen. “You get to play around a little,” McCormick said. “You can write themes that are a little more unusual because there’s action happening. People can focus on the movie, sometimes, instead of you.” “It’s about being more invisible,” Majewicz said. “When you’re a band, you have a niche and a style. This is just more abstract music, I feel.” After meeting in upstate New York, McCormick and Majewicz formed Dreamland Faces out of their mutual interest in setting music to silence in the tradition of the silent stars before them. For the group’s performance alongside Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle in 1920s “One Week” and 1917s “Coney Island” recently at the Minneapolis Central Library, they uncovered music from the vaudevilleera of cinema, courtesy of composer Guido Deiro’s accordion tunes. “He’s our new accordion hero,” Majewicz said. “He’s from the teens.” “He was kind of a sex symbol,” McCormick said. Briefly married to Mae West, Deiro rose to prominence as one of the highest paid vaudeville stars of the early 20th century. Dreamland Faces now plays Deiro’s music after a contemporary accordionist transcribed his music. “It’s kind of like unearthing another book by Bach or something for piano,” McCormick said. “Although, of course, it’s not that serious compared to Bach, but it really is a great thing to find all these tunes.” Complete with Hepola’s piano and Billig’s percussive sound effects, Deiro’s music comes alive as the antics of Buster Keaton play out on screen. Although audiences may associate accordion music with polka, Deiro’s music challenges convention with a complex arrangement, still flashy enough for the Keaton and Arbuckle slapstick. “He managed to work within the stereotypes that now exist for accordion,” McCormick said. “Playing dance tunes, essentially, and still compose good songs in that realm.”

Sunday, November 11, 2012

SUNDAY CROSSWORD

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GREEK TO ME

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91. Kindled 92. Move suddenly — Rodriguez de 93. Silva y Velazquez 94. Software previewers: 2 wds. 98. Concorde feature: 2 wds. 102. Polyphony 103. Rag 104. Shield boss 105. Martin or Adams 106. Fury 107. Sedan anagram 108. Eight bells 109. Valley

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61. Orchid-root beverage 62. Of brain matter Book leaves 63. 64. Grand 65. Seasons goddesses Ridiculous thing 66. 67. Of gulls 68. Typify Food on a grill 70. 71. Fishnet 74. Dress down 75. Wading bird 76. “Something —, something blue...” 78. Ensorcell 79. Rests Lady — 84. 86. Weave 87. Out front American inventor 88. 89. Uncle to Frodo 90. Admit: 2 wds. 92. Kind of British gun 93. Sample of a kind Auto acronym 94. 95. Pole or Dane, e.g.: Abbr. 96. Safe-travel gp. 97. Depot: Abbr. 98. Horse color 99. Crete’s Mount — 100. Naught 101. Golly!

BOOK REVIEW

McEwan offers up fiction about fiction service, taking her place among the ranks of similarly well-born young women doing glorified sec“Sweet Tooth” (Nan retarial work. A. Talese/Doubleday), There she is tapped for by Ian McEwan: Ian a mission with the code McEwan’s latest novel, “Sweet Tooth,” is a curious name Sweet Tooth to secretly funnel money to hybrid: part spy novel, part romance, it’s really a up-and-coming writers and intellectuals thought work of fiction about ficto hold a dim view of the tion. The central character is Soviet Union. Her qualifications are Serena Frome, a her “rather gorgeous” Cambridge student looks and reputation as a recruited for Britain’s voracious reader “rather domestic spy agency in well up on modern writing 1972 by a professor and literature, novels, that old MI5 hand. sort of thing,” her boss After their brief affair, says. she joins the intelligence But almost immediateBY ANN LEVIN AP Book Reviewer

ly she jeopardizes her career by falling in love with Tom Haley, the writer she’s meant to covertly enlist in MI5’s epic battle against communism. McEwan bases the espionage plot on actual events during the Cold War, when the CIA surreptitiously funded various cultural enterprises to bolster support for the West. His spy craft is compelling, his love story less so. Serena has the emotional maturity of a teenager and the politics of her parents’ generation. She fancies herself a character out of Jane Austen

in a world that’s moved on to Borges, Barth and Pynchon. “I craved a form of naive realism,” she declares. “I wasn’t impressed by those writers who infiltrated their own pages as part of the cast, determined to remind the poor reader that all the characters and even they themselves were pure inventions.” Her oft-repeated literary opinions “I was a simple sort of reader,” she says later on suggest that one of her primary roles is as a foil for Tom, who has more sophisticated taste. And indeed, the novel is

packed with the postmodern tricks Serena professes to hate. McEwan embeds narratives within narratives (bequeathing one of his own abandoned novels to Tom), undermines his narrator and injects real-life people and events into his fictional world. Whether you like the book or not may depend on your view of literature do you agree with Serena or with McEwan’s alter ego Tom? “I liked life as I knew it recreated on the page,” she says. “He said it wasn’t possible to recreate life on the page without tricks.”

4. “No Easy Day” by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer (Dutton Books) 5. “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young (Integrity Publishers) 6. “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Hold & Co.) 7. “Guinness World Records 2013” by Guiness Book Records (Guiness Book Records) 8. “Ricky Is the New Safe” by Randy Gage (John Wiley & Sons) 9. “Rod” by Rod Stewart (Crown Archetype) 10. “LEGO Ninjago:

Character Encyclopedia” by DK Publishing (DK Publishing) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. “The Racketeer” by John Grisham (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. “The Secret of Ella and Micha” by Jessica Sorenson (Jessica Sorenson) 3. “The Sins of the Mother” by Danielle Steel (Random House) 4. “Reflected in You” by Sylvia Day (Penguin Group) 5. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) 6. “NYPD Red” by James

Paterson, Marshall Karp (Little, Brown) 7. “Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James (Vintage) 8. “Blackberry Winter” by Sarah Jio (Penguin Group) 9. “Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James (Vintage) 10. “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James (Vintage) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.) 2. “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander (Simon & Schuster) 3. “A Gift of Hope” by Danielle Steel (Random House)

BESTSELLERS FICTION 1. “The Racketeer” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan (Hyperion Books) 3. “The Sins of the Mother” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press) 4. “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown) 5. “The Panther” by Nelson DeMille (Grand Central Publishing) 6. “A Winter Dream” by Richard Paul Evans (Simon & Schuster) 7. “The Bone Bed” by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam)

8. “NYPD Red” by James Patterson, Marshall Karp (Little, Brown) 9. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) 10. “Dork Diaries 5: Tales From a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All” by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin) NONFICTION 1. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof” by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter) 2. “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.) 3. “The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook” by Deb Perelman (Knopf)


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, November 11, 2012

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ANNIVERSARIES

ENGAGEMENT

Bisers together for 70 years

Mercer, Campbell engaged TROY — Ted and Carla Mercer of Troy announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise, to Ryan Mirey Campbell, son of Jane Campbell of Manchester, N.H., and Kevin Campbell of Boston, Mass. The future bride graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor of arts degree in communications and is employed as a senior

account executive at Cramer-Krasselt in Chicago, Ill. The future groom received a bachelor of science degree in business management from Babson College. He is employed as a commodity trader with Geneva Trading, Chicago, Ill. The couple reside in Chicago, Ill. The wedding is planned for April 27, 2013, in the bride’s hometown of Troy.

Organize for the holidays By HGTV If holidays are more stressful than joyful, your schedule could be at the root of the problem. Vicki Norris, professional organizer, says a peaceful season begins by focusing on your calendar. Start this season off right with these five guidelines. 1. Decide what is most important to you. Ask yourself: What would I be sorry if I missed? 2. Differentiate between obligations and choices. “If you have been dragging yourself to the company party for years, vainly attempting to illuminate the neighborhood with your twinkle lights (in the rain) or dreading hosting one more expensive gathering, let yourself off the hook,” Norris says. 3. Schedule the events

and family traditions that are important to you. This is when you get out your calendar. Set priorities for invitations, and schedule the most important ones first. 4. Schedule preparation time. This is the step that often gets nixed, but it is one of the most important. If you have baking or cooking to do, schedule menu preparation and shopping. Schedule time to clean, decorate, mail Christmas cards and wrap. Go ahead and post-holiday schedule chores. Plan a day to return gifts and to take down and recycle the tree. 5. Simplify gift-giving. Start by setting a budget. “This is the ideal time not to try to keep up with the Joneses.” Buy gift cards, and “give an experience rather than more stuff.”

Mary and Roger Biser celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Nov. 1, 2012. Roger, son of Osa and Nellie Biser, was born Feb. 11, 1921 near Union. His wife, the former Mary Virginia Saul, was born June 8, 1921, in Troy. The couple have four children, Randy Biser of Stuarts Draft, Va., James Lee Biser of Rochester, N.Y., Jeanne Marsh of Sun City Grand in Surprise, Ariz.; and Becky Lynn Desmond of Eagle, Idaho. Roger received his bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from The Ohio State University. While attending the university, he was a member of the Buckeye Club, living in a dormitory built under the seats of the horseshoe-shaped football stadium. He joined the Civilian Pilots Training Program and received a private pilot’s license during his junior year. Interestingly, one of the training airplanes was the bright blue and yellow WACO UPF7 manufactured by the WACO Aircraft Co. in Troy. He also was an ROTC member and upon graduation was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. Military service included training officer and battalion adjutant at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; and overseas service in the Philippines and Japan with the 857th Engineer Aviation Battalion. He was discharged in 1946. Roger’s professional experience includes tool planning and design engineering at NCR and Ledex in Dayton. He also worked at Computer Peripherals and Centronics in

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Underwoods celebrate 65 years Rochester, Mich., primarily in matrix and ink jet printer design. Mary is the daughter of Roy and Naomi Saul, longtime residents of Troy. Her father operated the Miami Bowling Lanes from 1925 to 1947. In 1960, he helped establish and managed the Sherwood Bowling Center. Mary attended a school for beauty operators and worked in Columbus, before opening her own shop in Troy. Prior to moving to Michigan in 1972, the couple were active members of the Troy Church of the Brethren, where Roger taught an adult Sunday school class for several years. The couple moved to Sun City West in 1984 and both were active in Stained Glass Crafters, making numerous lampshades and decorative window ornaments. Mary was a member of the Rhythm Tappers and participated in the annual variety show at the Sundome for several years. She accompanied the group to the Costa Del Sol area in southern Spain where performances were given in five different cities. One year, as a member of the drill team, she marched in the Thanksgiving Day parade in Houston, Texas. Recreational activities include platform tennis, table tennis, golf, bowling and card games. Accompanied by family members, the couple precelebrated their anniversary by making extended trips to Bluffdale, Utah; Eagle, Idaho; Columbus; Troy; and Philadelphia, Pa., to visit relatives, friends and former home locations. Particularly interesting was a tour of The Ohio State University campus and attendance of the OSU-Purdue football game.

TROY — Ralph and Irene Underwood are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 27, 1947. They have four children Steve, Rodney, Pat and Judy; five grandchildren; and eight great-

grandchildren. An open house will be from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 25 at Troy View Church of God, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Anyone who knows the Underwoods is invited to stop in and say hello.

Hollidays married 50 years TROY — Richard and Sue (Strachan) Holliday of Troy are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 22, 2012. They were married on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 22, 1962, at St. Patrick Church in Troy. They have three sons, Tim of Lebanon, Scott of Troy and Eric (Teresa) of Safford, Ariz. They have three granddaughters, Amanda Starr

Holliday of Camden, S.C., Jessica Lynn Holliday of Kettering and Hana Grace Holliday of Safford, Ariz. They also have three great-grandsons, Ethan Kane Hanselman and Bryson Croft of Camden, S.C., and Samuel James Holliday of Kettering. Richard retired from Chrysler Corp., Dayton, with 30 years of service. Sue was a cashier at Marsh Supermarket in Troy.

ANNOUNCEMENT POLICY Couples celebrating anniversaries, weddings or engagements wishing to have their announcements in the Troy Daily News may pick up information forms at the newspaper office, 224 S. Market St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Troy Daily News announcement forms must be filled out completely in order to be published. Information also may be sent by e-mail to editorial@tdnpublishing.com (subject line: engagement, wedding, etc.) or filled out on the form provided at www.troydailynews.com. A glossy black-and-white or good quality color photo is requested. The Troy Daily News reserves the right to judge whether photo quality is acceptable for reproduction. Couples celebrating anniversaries 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 returned by mail if they are accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Joseph William Shively, 25, of 96 S. North St., Fletcher, to Lyssa Ranae Frye, 24, of same address. Timothy Paul Washburn II, 31, of 8808 E. State Route 40, New Carlisle, to Nunzia Mirone, 28, of same address. Curtuis Arnold Johnson, 48, of 377 Towpath Trail, Piqua, to Connie Lynn Lee, 41, of same address. Aaron James Wycuff, 35, of 718 S. Wayne St., Piqua, to Amanda Ashley

Marie Craft, 31, of 8585 Moffett Road, Piqua. Joseph Walter Konicki, 40, of 614 Michigan Ave., Troy, to Bobi G. West, 39, of same address. William M. Philpot Jr., 30, of 1418 Madison, Piqua, to Amanda Lynn Plaisted, 24, of same address. Michael Scott Lonyo, 47, of 1407 Seidel Parkway, Piqua, to Angela Marie Capretto, 37, of same address.

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Average rate rises to 3.40 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage was little changed this week, staying slightly above its record low. Cheaper mortgages are helping drive a modest housing recovery. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan rose to 3.40 percent from 3.39 percent last week. Five weeks ago, the rate touched 3.36 percent, the lowest level on records dating to 1971. The average on the 15-year fixed mortgage slipped to 2.69 percent. That’s down from 2.70 percent last week and close to the record low of 2.66 percent reached three weeks ago. The average rate on the 30-year loan has been below 4 percent all year. It has fallen further since the Federal Reserve started buying mortgage bonds in September to encourage more borrowing and spending. Low mortgage rates have helped lift home sales this year. Home prices have also increased, and builders are more confident that the market will improve and have started 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 a 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 mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday of each week. The average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 percent of the loan amount. The average fee for 30-year loans was 0.7 point, unchanged from last week. The fee for 15year loans also remained at 0.7 point. The average rate on a one-year adjustablerate mortgage edged up to 2.59 percent from 2.58 percent. The fee for one-year adjustable rate loans was steady at 0.4 point. The average rate on a five-year adjustablerate mortgage dipped to 2.73 percent from 2.74 percent. The fee was unchanged at 0.6 point.

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For mantel displays, add a little greenery for texture and color — but not a lot so there is plenty of room left for other accents.

Great greens the secret to beautiful holiday displays banister to the top. Magnolia picks are a great choice if you want to add zest to a Christmas To build great holiday displays, you tree. For one display, we took a plain old fake evergreen tree and gave it have to start with a base of beautiful star power by tucking in magnoliafaux greenery. Here are my favorite greens for holiday decorating this year, blossom picks. You barely need ornaments when you have this much visual plus some tips on how to use them to interest in a tree. make holiday displays drop-dead gorIf you want a smashing holiday look geous. If you want a fresh look for the holi- in a hurry, try using evergreen garland accented with bright red berries. The days this year, decorate your home with magnolia-inspired garland, swags, combination of vibrant red berries and deep green garland screams Christmas picks and wreaths. We’re crazy about so loudly that you don’t have to add all things magnolia right now at Nell Hill’s, and we used magnolia greens to much else to create a cheery display. Twist a rope of berry-laced garland decorate my home for the Holiday through an existing display on your Open House. With their leathery buffet or mantel for an instant holiday leaves in deep green and plumb, and makeover. Loop it through the arms of showy white flowers, faux magnolias can’t be beat when it comes to drama. the chandelier in your dining room or kitchen for a high-impact display that I especially like magnolia garland takes just minutes to create. Poke red roped around banisters because it berry picks into your Christmas tree to holds its own in big, open spaces like give it more depth and interest. Infuse foyers and stairwells. For a fuller effect, combine magnolia garland with your living room with holiday charm by hanging berry-studded wreaths evergreen garland, looping the two from the window sashes. Put fallen together, then threading them up the BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service

branches into a garden urn, then lace berry garland up the limbs. The possibilities are endless. Faux greenery has gotten better and better during the last decade as manufacturers have mastered a host of special effects that make the greens more lifelike. One of my favorites is greens and berries that look like they are dusted with frost. The faux ice gives them a bit of shimmer and shine, adding to the magic of any holiday display. Icy berry greens come in a wide variety of styles. There’s nothing like traditional evergreen boughs when you’re decorating for the holidays. I used to decorate with real greens because I loved the aroma and natural look, but now I am a convert and use fakes in all my displays because they don’t drip sap or drop needles in my home. The first place I decorate for the holidays is my front staircase, dressing up my banister with miles of garland. If you have a traditional home with a

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In cold places, buying a new furnace will cost more soon house owners is that some homeowner associations don’t allow side venting of PVC pipes because of aesA new rule goes into thetics, and homes where effect next year requiring the furnace is in an interinew residential furnaces or room often require comin Northern states to be at plicated installations least 90 percent efficient. adding between $1,000 Homeowners facing the and $4,000 to the cost, prospect of a new furnace said Jonathan Melchi, will soon have fewer and director of government costlier choices. affairs at Heating and Air The only options in 30 Conditioning Distributors Northern states will be International. furnaces with 90 percent Some heating and air efficiency or better, under conditioning distributors new rules from the U.S. Department of Energy. $1,000 more for the labor and contractors are asking Contractors won’t be and higher-efficiency fur- for an 18-month extension of the May 1 law, but no allowed to put in less-effi- nace.” As for the energy decision has been made on cient models after May 1. savings he gave up, that request, said Lindsey The biggest effect will Kowitz said his heating be on owners of townhous- bills aren’t very high any- Geisler at the Department of Energy. es, condos and single-fam- way. The general public has ily homes with furnaces in Furnace distributors interior rooms. More-effi- are cautious about order- had little response to the cient furnace models typi- ing furnaces with efficien- new law so far, mostly cally vent out the sidewall cies under 80 percent now, from lack of awareness, of a residence, which in because it’s impossible to said Greg Olson, residensome installations can sig- say how many people will tial trade manager at Xcel Energy. He doesn’t see the nificantly run up the job’s rush to get the less-effinew law as causing big cost. cient models. That was part of the “It’s a dart shoot,” said problems, except for places where a high-efficiency thinking for Phil Kowitz Tom Nemo, territory furnace installation would of Coon Rapids, Minn., manger for Carrier furbe difficult. who decided to replace the nace distribution. He As for homeowners 18-year-old furnace in his expects to beef up 80-perwho cannot or would townhouse with an 80-per- cent-efficient furnace cent-efficiency model inventory by about 10 per- rather not install a highefficiency model, they can before the law change. cent. “There could be a “They would have had huge demand for them in still choose a standard furnace of less than 90 perto put a PVC pipe through townhomes and condos,” cent efficiency before May my bedroom ceiling, and I he said. would’ve had to pay One problem for town- 1. BY JOHN EWOLDT Minneapolis Star Tribune

The biggest effect will be on owners of townhouses, condos and single-family homes with furnaces in interior rooms. Moreefficient furnace models typically vent out the sidewall of a residence, which in some installations can significantly run up the job’s cost.

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Use creative nightstands to give a bedroom charm BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service You probably don’t think of your humble nightstand, snuggled up against your bed, covered with bedtime essentials, as a key contributor to the overall design of your bedroom. But this often-overlooked piece of furniture can easily win an Oscar for best supporting actor when you use a little creativity in picking the right piece and dressing it up in style. One of the biggest mistakes I see people make when selecting a nightstand is to opt for pieces that are too small for their beds. For the grouping to look balanced, it’s essential to get a nightstand that matches the scale of your bed. If you have a huge king-sized bed, make sure you pair it with a larger table that can hold its own. If you have a standardheight bed, any table your pick must be 28 inches to 31 inches tall or it will be too short. A great solution is to use a small writing desk as a nightstand. That’s what I did in my guest room. I have a lovely old ladies’ writing desk, complete with pigeonhole shelves, that I slid into the small

space between the bed and the wall. A little antique or reproduction desk is a perfect pick in a small bedroom, where you don’t have a lot of room. Just slide in a small chair and your bed table becomes an instant workstation. Top it with a mirror and you have a vanity where you can do your makeup or hair. Many of us have a great deal of wooden furniture in our bedrooms, so it’s important to break up those hard surfaces with soft textiles. Since nightstands are working pieces that must be able to hold bedtime essentials like a reading lamp, a glass of water and a stack of books, we need to focus on functionality when dressing them up. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be visually stunning. For example, you could use a beefy black ceramic lamp as a bookend to keep books in place. Instead of using a clunky digital clock, opt for an old-fashioned alarm clock that is loaded with charm. I like to mix things up when I decorate, using pieces of furniture in unexpected places. While I enjoy a clean, tailored look, I have to admit that a space filled with mismatched furniture that looks as though it has evolved over time is one of my favorite approaches.

When you build displays, try mixing old and new icons together, say, modern pottery and an oldfashioned water jar and glass. When space is limited in your bedroom, every piece of furniture needs to pull its weight, including the bedside table. So, why not use a chest of drawers next to your bed? You can fill the drawers with clothes and leave the top open to hold your reading lamp and other essentials. Chests are usually big enough to match the scale of most beds, so you probably won’t have to worry about the grouping looking disproportionate. And, a chest gives you lots of tabletop space, so you can easily include a few more non-essential decorative pieces in your bedside display. Instead of using a boring old plastic water bottle next to your bed, why not pour your bedtime drink of water into a cutglass decanter and drink it from a lovely antique glass? When you have assembled the pieces for a beautiful drinks station, place everything on a tray. There is something magical about a tray — everything placed on top looks a bit regal. Little touches like these will take your daily routine from ho-hum to indulgent.

Hymer River view will command a higher price, and a view of view of the bay, several bridges Central Park could cost hunand downtown San Francisco, dreds of thousands of dollars for example? more. Vistas of mountains, valleys An unobstructed view that and architecturally significant cannot be blocked in the future structures like Westminster is worth more than one that Abbey in London can also add has an outlook over an ugly value. No view at all will lower roof or a mishmash of crissvalue in comparison to homes crossing telephone wires. Worse that have views, particularly in still is the view that will disapmetropolitan cities like New pear when a home is built nearYork City. by. Lower-level condos and coHOUSE HUNTING: If a ops in Manhattan that not only view means a lot to you, make have no view, but receive little, sure that it won’t disappear at if any, light will sell for much some point in the future. Some less than comparable living cities have height restrictions spaces located on higher levels on building new construction. of a building. A city or Hudson Oakland, Calif., has a tree ordi-

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nance that can benefit homeowners who have views that become obstructed by trees on neighbors’ properties. However, the city won’t enforce the ordinance. It’s up to the neighbors to work issues out between themselves. Some views require maintenance. It can be expensive to trim your neighbor’s trees, with the neighbor’s permission, to preserve your view. It’s worth it if the view adds value to your home. If trees on your property are obstructing a nice water view, it’s a good idea to trim them before you put your home on the market. Unpleasant outlooks can be a turnoff to buyers. Stagers

who help sellers get their home ready to sell often want all window coverings removed. Even so, it’s better to show your home with a decorative window covering that lets in light rather than to have buyers subjected to looking into a neighbor’s bedroom or a blank side of their house. Show off green outlooks by removing the window coverings. Sellers who are concerned about their neighbors’ deferred maintenance should let them know that they’re putting their home on the market. If peeling paint is a cost issue for the neighbors, it may be a good investment for you to offer to have the garage door or sun

side of their home painted at your expense before your home goes on the market. A privacy screen in the backyard or on the side of a deck that is open to the neighbors could increase the value of your home. THE CLOSING: A private outdoor living space, like pretty outlooks, adds value to your home. 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.”

Greens each strand of garland. This little system helps staircase in the entry, ensure that my garit’s a must-do, don’t you land is evenly spaced think? I tuck up the along the banister, not garland in strategic loose in some areas spots along the railing, and bunched up in oththen use swags, picks ers. and ribbons to fill out For looser, lighter the display. looks, consider going Before I hang the with a long-needled greens, I divide the pine garland. I really banister into three like this one for mantel even sections, marking displays because it the beginning of each adds texture and color section with a twist of but not a lot of bulk so green pipe cleaner so I there is plenty of room know where to tie up left for accents like can-

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dles, bronze reindeer statues or mercuryglass Christmas trees. Extend the life of a fading fake Christmas tree by embellishing it with a variety of pine picks. Adding greens dotted with pinecones and berries will make your tree look richer and fuller and more natural. If you don’t have time to create new holiday displays on your mantel, dining-room table or side tables, just add a few evergreen picks to existing displays and, snap! — you’re ready for Christmas. For a fast and easy exterior display, tie an evergreen pick to the top of a lantern, insert a battery-operated pillar candle and place it by your front door. If you want to make your holiday gifts irresistible this year, insert a small pick under the package’s bow.

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Protect perennials from coming freeze BY JOE LAMP’L Scripps Howard News Service For gardeners in northern USDA hardiness regions (starting around Zone 5), summer always ends, and winter always arrives, a little too soon. These colder regions have some special needs for protecting certain plants that just wouldn’t notice the cold if they were a little further south. • Torch lily tie-up: Many perennials just evade winter trauma by going dormant, and can be cut back to give the garden a neat, tidy look over winter. However, if the roots or crown of the African native torch lily (kniphofia spp.) sit in water or freeze solid, the torch is toast. In areas where an insulating blanket of snow comes early and stays late, the ground may not freeze at all and the plant will come through just fine. But don’t take the chance. Sometime before frost has penetrated the soil, protect the center of the plant by bundling the foliage up and tying it in place over the crown like a ponytail. Spread a thick layer of mulch about 18 inches around the crown, leaving 2-3 inches uncovered to discourage rot. Other like lungwort perennials, (Pulmonaria spp.), coral bells (Heuchera spp.), hardy mums (Chrysanthemum spp. and not to be confused with “florist” mums that are common around Halloween time) and ornamental grasses don’t need to be

trussed up, but do endure winter better with their foliage intact. Wait until late winter or early spring to cut them back, and do so before new growth gets too far along. • Protect your trunks: Winter weather is unpredictable at best. Nighttime temperatures can plunge to subzero after a warm, sunny day. This will cause frost cracking, expansion and contraction of different areas of the bark of susceptible trees, especially those younger than 5 years old. There’s no way to prevent all frost cracks, but there is something you can do to reduce the chances of that happening. Many fruit trees are especially susceptible to cracking. Orchard owners have been painting fruit tree trunks for years with white latex paint to reflect light and heat from the trunk and keep bark temperature more consistent. But it’s not the most aesthetic solution in a home garden. Alternatively, wrapping the trunks with paper or plastic guards in late fall can accomplish the same goal without the unsightliness. These wraps, available online or at nurseries and garden centers. Wrap around the trunk bottom to top, like shingles on a roof, from ground level to just below the first branches. This way water is more likely to run off rather than be channeled SHNS PHOTO COURTESY OF JOE LAMP’L between the wrap and the bark. Areas where an insulating blanket of snow comes early and stays Remove the wrap in April so it late, the ground may not freeze at all and the plant will come won’t shelter insects. Trees through just fine. most prone to frost cracking

Gather supplies, devise plan before emergency strikes tery-operated carbon monoxide detector in the room with you. Also, bundling together with blankets to share body heat will reduce the energy needs of the room. • A means to protect pipes and plumbing in freezing weather. If the power has been off more than two days, you will need to provide heat to the bathrooms and kitchen to protect the sinks, bowls and pipes from freezing. If you can’t provide a heat source, shut the water off at the main supply pipe and drain the pipes by opening the lowest faucet and the highest faucets in the home. Use a sponge to remove as much water as possible from the toilet tank and bowl. Drain traps may be damaged by a prolonged freeze, but they can easily be replaced. If you plan ahead, you can purchase antifreeze from an RV dealer to add to the drains’ traps to prevent freeze damage. • Enough food stored to last four to five days for each person in your home. Canned foods, including soups, can be heated on a wood burner or camp stove, but you will need that old reliable manual can opener. MREs (meals ready to eat) designed for the military can be purchased online or at military resell stores. • Plenty of fresh drinking water. According to the Mayo Clinic and the Water Encyclopedia, the minimum requirement for an

adult male is 13 cups (3 liters) of water daily; a female will need an average of 9 cups (2.2 liters) daily. To be safe, you should have on hand enough drinking water for each person to have a minimum of 8 ounces of water at least eight times a day. Without water, the body will not function properly and you could succumb to the environment. Store as much water as possible in case your water is supplied by a well or if the municipal supply is not working. Fill bathtubs and sinks with water for personal use. The average bathtub holds between 40 and 60 gallons of water (source: National Builder Supply). The average person in the U.S. uses approximately 100 gallons of water per day. However, you can reduce water use by limiting flushing of the toilet to four times per day, which will consume a total of 6 gallons of water. Use hand sanitizers and reuse wash water in the sink. Following a few simple rules can reduce personal grooming to less than 12 gallons per person per day. If you have a generator or plan to purchase one, there are a few safety rules you will need to observe: A generator cannot be connected to a plug in the home or garage. Any generator used for emergency backup can only be connected to the electric panel by a “transfer switch.” A

transfer switch automatically disconnects the home’s electric panel from the meter when the generator is in operation and then re-connects the panel to the meter and disconnects the generator when the power is restored. Never operate a gaspowered generator indoors, near a window or door or under the roof’s overhang. Exhaust fumes contain potentially poisonous carbon monoxide gas. The generator should be protected from rain or snow. Do not try to refill the gas tank while the unit is running. The generator’s motor must be off when refueling. Consider using earplugs when working near a running generator. Use heavy-duty extension cords rated for 20 amps or more for all 120volt equipment. Do not use more than one appliance for each outlet on the generator. When connecting the furnace to the generator, disconnect the wiring from the home’s electric panel to the furnace. When the power to the home is restored, the current could feed back through the generator and injure anyone working on the outside wiring to the home. An unsuspecting lineman could be electrocuted by your generator.

A: I have inspected homes like the one you are describing and, yes, there is a solution, but the repairs Q: I have an older will take time, effort and home with a crawlspace cash. The best way to foundation. My problem approach the problem is to is the floors sag in the remove all the flooring and living room to the point floor coverings in the room where it’s hard to keep a to be repaired. This will lamp steady on the end give you direct access to tables. My other problem the floor joists. Older is there is no room in homes were often conthe crawl to work; the structed with the materials house is about 6 inches at hand and little consideroff the dirt floor. One ation was given to the contractor wants to jack proper size, spacing and the whole house up and length of the floor joists. As put in a new foundation an example, 2-by-6-inch but that’s more than I No. 2 grade wood floor can afford and more joists set 16 inches apart than the home is worth. can span up to 10 feet 4 Is there a way I can fix inches, whereas a 2-by-8the floors myself without inch floor joist can span 14 digging out under the feet and a 2-by-10-inch home? floor joist can span 18 feet.

Span indicates how far it is between supporting columns, walls, beams, etc., and depends on the type and size of lumber used. I would suspect you have a 2-by-8-inch floor joist that is over 14 feet from the exterior foundation wall to the center beam. The weight of the floor decking and furniture will cause the joists to sag. Another cause of sagging floors is decay, termite or wood-boring insect damage. Being so close to the ground, the lumber may be so damp that the wood has lost most of its strength. The waterlogged wood fibers will stretch under the weight of the floor above. Once the flooring is removed, have a pest control company inspect for insect damage

and treat the foundation if needed. Once you have determined the cause of the damage, you can begin to replace each joist as needed. It is extremely difficult to change the size of the joists without compromising the strength of the wood. You can, however, add a beam halfway between supports to reduce the overall span of the joist. This will give you a structurally sound floor system. Do not attempt to raise the old joist or to take the sag out of a support beam. Add new joists and new beams wherever possible and most importantly place a 6-mil thick plastic vapor barrier over the soil to prevent future condensation problems.

BY DWIGHT BARNETT Scripps Howard News Service Those of us not affected by superstorm Sandy eventually may be affected by other storms this fall or winter or in the years to come. Heavy snowfalls, ice storms, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes can cause power-system failures that leave some of us in the dark for days and others for weeks. You need to be prepared for when — not if — the lights go out. What you should have on hand: • More than one flashlight and an ample supply of batteries. • A 12- to 120-volt inverter: This will come in handy to recharge batteries for the radio, cellphones and lighting. • A week’s supply of wood for a fireplace or wood-burning stove. An auxiliary source of heat such as a propane camp heater can be used if there are no wood-burning appliances. When the power goes off, a gas or electric furnace will not work. Close off outer rooms and concentrate the heat to one or two rooms. All gas- and wood-burning appliances produce carbon monoxide gas, a tasteless, colorless, odorless poison that can become a silent killer. Open a door or window for a few minutes every hour to add fresh combustion air to the heated rooms. You should have a bat-

Dwight Barnett is a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors.

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include cherry (Prunus spp.), maple (Acer spp.), apple (Malus spp.), ash (Fraxinus spp.), beech (Fagus spp.) and sycamore (Platanus occidentalis). • Cover the roses right: Those Styrofoam cones used to protect roses can save some work, but they must be used correctly. Don’t just plop them over the bush and walk away; they can bake the rose to death come the first warm, sunny winter’s day. Instead, punch several holes about an inch in diameter around the top of the cone to let warm air escape. Cut back the canes just enough to slip a cone over the bush, and, once the first hard freeze has occurred, stuff with dry leaves or straw. Weight the cones down with a brick or other heavy, stable object to secure them against heavy winter winds. • Micromanage the climate: With a little extra care and planning, you can grow the almost hardy perennials and trees you love by tweaking your garden’s microclimates. For example, crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is cold hardy in Zones 7-9, but does all right in temperatures above the mid-20s. Grow them in containers and move them into an unheated garage or basement in the winter. Water occasionally until it’s time to move them back outside. Joe Lamp’l, host of “Growing a Greener World” on PBS, is a Master Gardener and author.

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While a standby generator can be a high end item, all it takes is just a few seconds to see what a “bright” investment they can be.

Standby generator bright investment BY ED DEL GRANDE Scripps Howard News Service Q: Like many homeowners in the Northeast, we were affected by the recent storm. While we were lucky and did not get a direct hit, we did lose power for a couple of days. This is the second year in a row we lost power due to a storm and I have decided that I do need to purchase a generator. As a loyal reader, I know you have addressed the topic of whole-house generators in past articles. So, before I run out and get a generator off the shelf, can you please give me more information on the type of generators that hook up permanently to a home? — Bob, New England A: You’re doing the right thing by doing your homework before rushing into such an important investment. The type of generator you’re referring to is actually called a standby generator, not to be confused with a portable generator.

Standby generators are professionally installed and run on natural or propane gas. When the job is completed, a standby generator is part of a permanently installed system for your home. If power is lost at the street, a transfer switch included with the system automatically starts the generator and safely switches the electrical-power needs of the house over to the standby-generator system. Since this process is automatic, the only thing you’ll experience before electrical power is restored is a brief down period, usually around 10 seconds. With that in mind, while a standby generator can be a high-end item, all it takes is just a few seconds to see what a “bright” investment it can be. Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate.


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WHITE FAMILY FARM SALE BY SEALED BID The George and Regina White Farm located on Troy-Sidney Road, Staunton Township, Miami County, Ohio will be sold on November 20, 2012, in two parcels subject to rights of way, restrictions and easements of record. The parcels are as follows: A. 78.201 Acres (“North Parcel”) B. 78.219 Acres (“South Parcel”) BIDDING PROCEDURE Bids to purchase the property must be in writing and will be accepted until November 20, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Bids should be mailed or delivered to: Richard H. Wallace, Esq. c/o Elsass, Wallace, Evans, Schnelle & Co., L.P.A. 100 South Main Avenue Courtview Center, Suite 102 Post Office Box 499 Sidney, OH 45365-0499 (937) 492-6191 Bids may also be submitted between 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at: Staunton Grange 1530 North Market Street Troy, OH 45373 Please contact attorney Wallace for a bid form or if you desire a bid packet or need any additional information. Your bid should state a total bid price for either one parcel or both separately (not per acre). The bids must specify on which parcel the bid is being placed. There will be no adjustment for subsequent acreage measurements. Bids conditioned on financing or any other contingency will be rejected. Please include a cellular telephone number and mailing address. The bids for each parcel will be reviewed and the bidders of the four (4) highest accepted bids will be notified and offered the opportunity to submit 1 additional bid ("Rebids"). The top two bidders will be invited to attend and submit one final bid (“Final Rebid”). The Final Rebid submitted during this portion of the verbal auction will be the provisional winning bidder for each parcel. After the bidding on both parcels is completed, the top four bidders on both parcels will be given an opportunity to enter a bid for both parcels in combination. If the highest combined bid exceeds the sum of the highest bids on both parcels, the owners have the right to accept such bid. The owners reserve the right to reject any bids, Rebids, Final Rebids or combination bids. The owners reserve the right to sell the parcels separately or together in a combination bid. The submitter of the accepted bid or bids will be notified and required to sign a purchase contract on the terms set forth in the Notice of Real Estate Sale and pay an earnest money deposit equal to five percent (5%) of the bid within seventy-two (72) hours of the acceptance by owners. No interest will be paid on the earnest money. TERMS OF PURCHASE CONTRACT The Property is being sold “as is” without warranty or representation. The purchase price, plus or minus any prorations, shall be paid by cashier or certified check at closing. The earnest money deposit will be credited towards the purchase price. Real estate taxes will be prorated to the date of closing. Any CAUV recoupment will be the purchaser’s responsibility. Owners will provide no additional survey of the parcels as they were just surveyed. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining and paying for any evidence of title they may require. Marketability shall be determined by the standards of the Ohio State Bar Association. Possession will be at closing. Owners will provide a duly executed and recordable general warranty deed to the purchaser subject to and excepting real estate taxes, restrictions and easements of record, road right of way and zoning ordinances. There will be assignments of bids without Owner’s prior written consent. No broker or realtor fees will be paid by Owners in connection with this sale. FURTHER INFORMATION This ad is for notice only. For full terms and conditions of bidding and sale, please request a Notice of Real Estate Sale from counsel for the Owners. Terms of the Notice shall contain and supersede any other statements or advertisements.

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Position requirements: • Must have a High School Diploma or GED. • Must be able to communicate and work effectively in a team environment. • Ability to frequently lift and/or carry items from 35-50 lbs. • Ability to work in a noisy, hot and/or cold work environment. • Ability to stand for an extended period of time. • Must be able to work any shift and/or on weekends and holidays. • It is preferred; applicants have at least 6+ months of continuous work experience in a manufacturing or food industry environment. • Candidates must be willing and able to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Applications for employment will ONLY be accepted at the Miami County Job Center office located at 2040 N. County Rd 25A, Troy, OH 45373 from Tuesday - Friday (11/13 thru 11/16) from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please note: Applications will not be accepted at the plant. An Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer

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280 Transportation

DRIVERS WANTED JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/Piqua/Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067

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545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237

Bid Deadline/Process Written bids are required to be submitted by 5:00PM, Wednesday, November 28, 2012. A cashier's check totaling 10% of the bid offer is required to accompany the written offer (personal checks will not be accepted). Checks of those offers not accepted will be returned within 5 business days of bid opening. Bid is to be made for total purchase price, not a per acre basis. The top five written bidders shall be notified and given the opportunity to orally raise their offers. Oral auction will be conducted at 10:00AM, Thursday, November 29, 2012 at US Bank located at 910 W Main St, Troy, Ohio.

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Terms of Sale At the conclusion and immediately following the oral bid process the successful bidder will be required to sign a purchase agreement. Terms of the sale are cash with the balance due and payable 30 days from the signed purchase agreement. Seller will provide clear evidence of title. All 2012 real estate tax and special assessment installments will be paid by the seller.

Smail Trucking Company is looking for local hopper and OTR drivers for van freight. No touch. No HazMat, No NYC. 40¢ all miles to start.

Seller reserves the right to reject and accept any and all bid offers and waive any irregularities in any bid offer. Information provided at the oral auction takes precedence over any printed and contained in this advertisement.

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560 Home Furnishings

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577 Miscellaneous

BASKET WEAVING Supplies, Reed handles & embellishments, valued at $550+, all for $250, call for details, (937)778-1475 CEMETERY PLOTS, double with vaults, Forest Hill Memorial (937)947-1127 leave message

CRIB, changing table, cradle, doorway swing, high chair, booster chair, pack-n-play, travel bassinet, tub, child rocker, clothes, blankets (937)339-4233

HOT TUB, Dynasty 6 person, cover, lifter, steps, manuals, Dyna shield cabinet, Ozone, chemicals, 5.0hp/ 220, good condition $1500, (937)492-2422

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SCOOTER: (Guardian.) New batteries. Excellent condition. Great for someone needing help to get around. $450 (937)710-4999

SPORTS MEMORABILIA, autographed with certificate of authenticity. All items, REDUCED to $100 each. Pete Rose, Stan Usual, Micky Mantel, Ken Stabler, Willie Mays (bat, catch), Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson, Larry Bird, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Magic Johnson. (937)778-0232. WALKER, wheel chair, tub, shower and transfer benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, entertainment center and more (937)339-4233

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WHEELCHAIR, Quantum 1121, Power wheel chair, seat raises & reclines, must sell, asking $600 as is, (937)418-2150

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KITTENS Darling tabby's. 11 weeks old. Also 4 year old spayed female, needs a 1 cat family. Free to good homes. (937)473-2122

580 Musical Instruments 592 Wanted to Buy

SPINET PIANO, Baldwin Aerosonic, good shape, plays well. Dated 1960's. With bench and sheet music. $1000, (937)473-3785 ronyer@aol.com.

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THANKSGIVING TURKEYS Pasture free, all natural, no meds or hormones. Local feeds. (937)526-4934 ask for Beth. If no answer leave message.

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