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One arrest made in sweep BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer Day two of the county sweep of sex offenders with help from U.S. Marshals has revealed at least 11 offenders in non compliance and one arrest thus far. According to Miami County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Dave Duchak, the county-wide compliance check has gone smoothly with the help from local city police departments and other law enforcement officials. “It’s really gone well with the

Former governor gets 14 years Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose threeyear battle against criminal charges became a spectacle, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, a stiff penalty for the man convicted of trying to sell President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat to raise campaign cash or land a highpaying job. Judge James Zagel gave Blagojevich some credit for taking responsibility for his actions which the former governor did in an address to the court earlier in the day but said that didn’t mitigate his crimes. Zagel also said Blagojevich did some good things for people as governor, but was more concerned about using his powers for himself.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office Deputy David Norman fills out a flier Tuesday notifying the registered sex offender living at this residence to contact the department during a county-wide check that is still ongoing.

MIAMI COUNTY cooperation from all the city departments, the county bailiff and everybody who came together to do this large of a project,” Duchak said. “All in all, most of the sex offenders were in compliance.” Of the residence checks thus far, 126 registered sex offenders have been found in compliance of the law and Duchak said the remaining checks to be completed has the county under the national average


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Recount reverses Issue 2 results BY RON OSBURN Staff Writer

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Feed others simply, cheaply The key to a great holiday party is a relaxed host. And that is easier than it sounds. All it takes is a little planning. When I entertain, I make sure that all the food can be prepared and served or set out on a buffet with very little effort. At the very most, I include only one menu item that has to be cooked just before serving. For that reason, I find beef tenderloin to be my entertaining slam dunk! Everyone loves beef tenderloin and it is good served chilled, at room temperature or warm. If you are serving it chilled or at room temperature, it can be made the day before, making it even more convenient. See Page 9.


Troy firefighters battle a Wednesday morning blaze at 111 S. Crawford St., Troy, which reportedly started in the house’s living room. The fire then rekindled in the afternoon, causing firefighters to return to the scene.

Blaze burns Troy home Residents escape fire safely BY MELODY VALLIEU Staff Writer A blaze broke out at 111 S. Crawford St. on Wednesday morning, causing significant damage to the house, according to Troy Fire Department Chief Chris Boehringer. Boehringer said the house — owned by Jennifer

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Vincent — was burning when firefighters arrived at the scene at about 10:30 a.m. Two people were inside the home when the fire started, but were able to escape safely, he said. “It was fully involved when we got there,” Boehringer said. “I’d say our guys had it knocked down and under control in 10-12 minutes.”

TROY The blaze started in the living room, according to Boehringer, and the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined. He said an actual damage amount has been set at $70,000 to the structure and $20,000 to the contents. “It is more than likely a total loss,” Boehringer said. Firefighters returned to

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the scene Wednesday afternoon, Boehringer said, where the fire had rekindled in the upstairs wall near the fireplace’s chimney. He said brick exteriors will hold heat, causing rekindling. In total, Boehringer said crews spent about five hours on the scene. A firefighter was treated for a minor hand injury and will be able to return for his Thursday shift, Boehringer said.

It turns out that the contentious Senate Bill 5, on the ballot as Issue 2, did not pass in Miami County after all. Election night results had supporters of Senate Bill 5 holding a narrow edge in the county. Issue 2 was a referendum on SB5 which, which among other things sought to limit state public employee collective bargaining rights. But after counting all provisional ballots, the Miami County Board of Elections certified results Nov. 28 that showed a turnaround, with those voting No on Issue 2 (to reject SB5) prevailing by just 13 votes. The tally was 17,290 in favor of Issue 2 (to reject SB 5), and 17,277 opposed to Issue 2 (to uphold SB5). Statewide, voters also rejected SB5 by a 61 to 39 percent margin. In election night results, Miami County was one of just 6 of 88 Ohio counties to favor SB5 and pass Issue 2. But with the turnabout, the only Ohio counties to approve SB5 were Warren, Shelby, Mercer, Delaware and Holmes counties. In another close race,


Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies begin their investigation into a city of Troy public works truck that struck the railroad overpass on Eldean Road early Friday afternoon.

Democrat Dave Fisher announced Wednesday he is a candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives. The Bethel Township resident will oppose incumbent Republican Dr. Richard Adams to represent the 80th House District in the 2012 election. Fisher, 49, made his announcement at the Miami County Board of Elections office in Troy prior to Wednesday’s 4 p.m. filing deadline for the March 2012 primary. Adams, of Troy, had pre-

TROY viously announced he would seek reelection for the seat representing Miami County and southern Darke County. No one filed Wednesday to oppose either Fisher or Adams in the March party primaries. Fisher had indicated on election night that he might stage a run for state representative as a Democrat based on results of the vote on Issue 2. He said he finalized his decision to run immediately after the Miami County Elections

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fied election results on Nov. 28 that showed Issue 2, the referendum on the Republican-led Senate Bill 5, had been defeated in Miami County. Election night results had supporters of SB5 — which among other things sought to limit state public employee collective bargaining rights — holding a slim lead in the county. But after county elections staff tabulated nearly 600 absentee and provisional ballots, the final results showed those voting No on Issue 2 (to reject SB5) prevailing by just 13 votes — 17,290 to 17,277. Statewide, voters also rejected SB5 by a 61 to 39 percent margin. Fisher said Miami County Democratic Party chairman Kelly Gillis, a county elections board member, called him with the new Issue 2 tally minutes after the county results were certified.

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missioner in 2000 and 2002. Fisher, who is single, has been the branch manager at Progress Supply, an HVAC (heating and air conditioning) company in Dayton, since March 2008. • In other filings Wednesday, Jessica Lopez of Troy, a Republican,

Resident still in hospital, moved from ICU BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media The mother of shooting victim Michael Butts, who was repeatedly shot while in an automobile Monday night near Fountain Park, said her son is lucky to be alive. Heather Redinbo-Butts said early Wednesday afternoon that her son remained in the intensive care unit at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and is closely being monitored by physicians, but was elated with his recovery thus far. “He is still in the intensive care unit, but he is improving incredibly,” she said. “It’s amazing.” He was later moved from intensive care early Wednesday evening. Redinbo-Butts said she is so thankful for all of the prayers and well-wishes from those around the com-



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PIQUA munity in the aftermath of the shooting. “He has no idea how lucky he is to be alive,” his mother said. “And how many people love and care about him.” Butts, 22, of Piqua, was struck four times by bullets fired from a firearm at close proximity at about 6:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Forest Avenue near Fountain Park. His father, William Butts, said his son was shot in the chin, right chest, right abdomen and right arm. Butts said his son has regained consciousness. Meanwhile, police are releasing no other information surrounding multiple shootings or the suspect, Aaron D. Tubbs, 22, who remains at large. Tubbs has been described as “possibly armed” and should be “approached with caution.” He was last witnessed leav-

ing the scene of the nearfatal shooting. Authorities have filed an arrest warrant for Tubbs, who is believed to have fled the area, and have charged him with felonious assault, a seconddegree felony, police officials stated. Tubbs is known to frequently travel between Fort Wayne and Piqua in a black Cadillac with Indiana plates, JS9923. At this time, police are not releasing a possible motive for the crime. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tubbs is encouraged to contact the Piqua Police Department at 7782027, or through the department’s anonymous Crime Stoppers tips line at 615-TIPS. In May, Butts also was the victim of a double stabbing, but he and the other victim later recovered. The culprit in the stabbing was later charged, but never convicted.

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• CONTINUED FROM A1 election night results for the Miami Valley Career Technology Center also was reversed when all absentee and provisional ballots were counted by the Montgomery County Board of Elections. The recount gave the MV CTC a one-vote victory for its 2.18-mill replacement property tax levy by a 56,567 to 56,566 vote. The results were so close there will be an automatic recount in Montgomery County and the seven other counties — including Miami County — that send students to the school. Students from the Miami East, Tipp City, Bethel and Milton-Union school districts send students to MV CTC. The hand recount in Miami County for the MV CTC levy vote takes place beginning today and may stretch into Friday, according to Miami County Elections Director Steve Quillen. Otherwise, all election night results were upheld and no other Miami County races were close enough for a recount. Quillen said 47.97 percent of the county’s registered voters cast ballots Nov. 6. CITY RACES In one of the most closely watched city races, James R.

Livingston garnered at least 30 percent of the vote in 16 of 20 city of Troy precincts in winning the four-way race for city law director. Livingston’s worst showings were in the city’s 3rd Ward, which is southeast of downtown, while he scored especially big in Wards 1 and 2, which are north of West Main Street. Overall, Livingston won 17 of the 20 city precincts. He lost two precincts, and tied David Beitzel in Ward 3 C/D precinct with 83 votes (28.92 percent) each. In the four-way race for three at-large city council spots, first-time candidate Robin Oda edged incumbent Alan Clark for first place by 8 votes — 3,723 to 3,715. Interesting, Clark won 12 precincts to 8 for Oda, but Oda’s margin in her winning precincts were enough to carry her to first. Third place finisher and first-time candidate Lynne Snee received 22.78 percent of the vote and joins Oda and Clark on council beginning Jan. 1. Another first-time candidate, 27-year-old Colin Girolamo, finished fourth. In comments to the Troy Daily News on the day after the election, Girolamo indicated he would run again. “It was my first race. It was a learning experience and I look forward to going at it again,” Girolamo said.

Arrest • CONTINUED FROM A1 of 10 percent of non-compliance. Miami County has approximately 170 registered sex offenders. “So far, we’ve had nine violations and are in the process of filing warrants and one arrest,” Duchak said. The arrest was made Wednesday when Jeffrey Kennedy, 24, of Piqua, was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail for a thirddegree felony of failure to

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has filed for Miami County Recorder. Incumbent Republican John Alexander did not file for reelection. And for county coroner, Stephen A. Huffman, a Tipp City Republican, filed to oppose incumbent Republican Bruce O. Nordquist.




(I) (R) Jack Evans • Prosecuting Attorney (I) (R) Gary A. Nasal • Clerk Common Pleas (I) (R)Jan A. Mottinger • Sheriff (I) (R) Charles A. Cox, Jr. • Recorder (R) Jessica A. Lopez • Treasurer (R) Jim Stubbs • Engineer (I) (R) Paul P. Huelskamp • Coroner (I) (R) Bruce O. Nordquist (R) Stephen A. Huffman

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“That’s when I made my decision to run for sure,” he said. Fisher — a county Democratic Party Central Committee member — confirmed he was emboldened to run based on Issue 2 results in Miami County, which generally votes overwhelmingly Republican. All 16 county elected officials are Republican. “You’re looking at a 50/50 split in the county from (the Issue 2) vote. I feel like I can really generate some support now,” Fisher said. Gillis agreed. “With SB5 going down in the county, it shows people are maybe looking in a different direction now,” he said. Fisher has staged two previously unsuccessful attempts at state representative in 2004 and 2006, when Miami County was in the 79th District. He also unsuccessfully ran against Peter E. Jenkins for Troy Mayor in 1999, and for county com-




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register as part of the sweep. As part of the investigation, officers looked for clothing, personal items and other evidence of the registered offenders at their respective addresses. At one residence, officers found an almost empty apartment with little food or clothing and only a mattress on the floor and were unable to find any mail belonging to the man registered there. In another instance during the sweep, officers found the person registered in compliance, but the offender was unable to explain why he had a pair of underwear for a small child in his possession, despite having no children residing in the home. Duchak said the sheriff’s office is still investigating all non-compliance offenders and all other cases related to the county-wide sweep. For a complete list of the county’s registered sex offenders, visit

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Offering a little bit of home to soldiers abroad BY CHELSEA HEMMELGARN TDN Editorial Intern Some soldiers in Afghanistan will have a little more comfort of home this week, thanks to Laura Roop and Operation: Thank You. For over a year, Roop, a resident of Tipp City, has been creating blankets for the Daytonbased organization. Operation: Thank You sends care packages to troops with items such as coffee pots, pillows, and guitars. Roop’s latest package, consisting of 25 blankets, is being shipped to soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. The organization was founded in 2004 with the goal to support the troops’ efforts to keep America’s freedom, and remind soldiers that they have not been forgotten back at home. Roop feels comfortable and confident that she can make a difference through this program. She said, “I know if I put an Operation: Thank You tag on my packages, troops will receive my blankets.” One of Roop’s grandsons is enlisted in the military as a Marine. She believes it’s important to give thanks and show appreciation to every soldier for risking their life, in order for everyone to have the opportunity to live life the way they choose. By donating blankets through Operation: Thank You, Roop stated, “I feel like I’m doing my part.” Within the last few years, Roop has made a total of 125 blankets. Around 113 blankets were donated to Operation: Thank You, while the rest were given to friends and family.


Volunteer Laura Roop, left, gives her handmade blankets to Operation: Thank You chaplain Bev Peyton to distribute to troops overseas. working with her and watching her turn yards of fleece into beautiful “I love making these blankets,” said Peyton, blankets for everyone; I “She has a God given talhave yet to make one for ent that she shares with myself,” Roop said. our organization and our She’s always excited heroes. She is definitely to visit Joann Fabric’s a blessing to us.” store to choose new patThe latest project for terns for her projects. Operation: Thank You is While watching televi- occurring from now until sion, Roop cross stitches Jan. 31. her fleece patterns onto The charity is collectsolid fabrics, to create ing Christmas cards for her original blankets. the soldiers. “I like to sew while Throughout the last watching T.V., that way I few years, the organizacan have fun and still be tion has sent 65,000 productive,” Roop Christmas cards to explained. troops and it is their goal Some of Roop’s mate- to send 6,000 Christmas rial comes from as far as cards this year. Tennessee. Anyone interested in Bev Peyton, the participating, whether a Chaplain of Operation: regular volunteer or not, Thank You, has a sponcan write a Christmas sor in the Smoky card. Mountains that recently Cards can be dropped closed up her sewing off at Amvets Post 2003 shops. at 2250 Patterson Road “Once a month, she in Kettering. ships me a huge box of Contact Operation: material that Operation: Thank You at 409-6954 Thank You uses for our and they will make sewing projects for the arrangements to pick up troops,” said Peyton. any Christmas cards. Peyton is grateful for More information can be the time and work Roop found on their website puts in to help. www.operationthankyou“I have really enjoyed





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• SANTA VISIT: Santa Claus is coming to WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road • BOOK DISCUSSION: 25-A, Troy, from 10 a.m. to 2 The Milton-Union Public The public is invited. p.m. Library will have a book disC o m m u n i t y Children can talk to Santa cussion at noon at McKinley while sitting among the vintage Commons. The book to be Calendar aircraft. There will be crafts, discussed is “The Handmaid snacks and a chance to check & the Carpenter,” by CONTACT US out the museum. For more Elizabeth Berg. For more information, call at 335-9226. information, stop by, call at • TEA AND TALENT: The 698-5515 or visit next meeting of the Call Melody Lewis Boyer DAR will be the • DEMOCRATS TO Christmas Tea and Talent Vallieu at MEET: The Miami County Auction at 10:30 a.m. at the 440-5265 to Democratic Party meeting will Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, be a holiday party at 6:30 list your free Troy. All guests are invited. p.m. at chairman Gillis’ • MUSEUM OPEN: The calendar house, 546 Michael Place, Museum of Troy History, 124 E. items.You Tipp City. Refreshments will Water St., Troy, will celebrate be served. can send the Christmas season by being • MONTHLY MEETING: your news by e-mail to open from 1-5 p.m. Stephen The Miami County Children’s Larck will repeat last year’s Services Board will meet at 9 class on the making of a.m. at the children’s services Victorian feather trees. This offices, 510 W. Water St., class requires pre-registration Suite 210, Troy. and a $25 materials fee. Call 216-6925 to • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery reserve a place. walk for adults will be offered from 8-9:30 a.m. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood from 8 a.m. to noon at Ginghamsburg offered Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will guide walkers as they experience the Church, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. Individuals with eligibility questions can email seasonal changes taking place. Bring or call (800) 388-GIVE. lars. Appointments can be made at FRIDAY-SUNDAY • DADDY AND ME: The Miami County Park District will hold the Daddy and Me program • TCT PRODUCTION: Troy Civic Theatre from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls will present “Have Yourself a Merry Little Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Christmas,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Participants are invited to join a park district 4 p.m. Sunday at the Barn in the Park in Troy naturalist and make cards, gifts and ornaments Community Park, Troy. The reader’s theater pro- all in two hours. Supplies are provided as wells duction is for the entire family and is filled with as hot chocolate, cookies and music. Pre-regholiday memories, stories and verse full of holi- ister for the program by sending an email to day spirit. Call 339-7700 for tickets. or call (937) 667-1286, Ext. 115. • FLUTE MUSIC: The Miami County Park SATURDAY-SUNDAY District will have a flute walk from 2-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, • CHRISTMAS IN WILLIAMSBURG: south of Tipp City. Join Spirit of Thunder (John Hospice of Miami County will offer a holiday tour, Christmas in Williamsburg, from 10 a.m. to De Boer) as he plays soft Native American flute music and tells stories. Meet in the parking 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, at the home of Tom Hagan, 7800 McMaken Road, lot. • HOLIDAY CONCERT: A holiday concert Covington. Participants will be able to enjoy the by instrumental and vocal music teacher many decorated rooms in the WilliamsburgDanny Elam and students from Bethel High style home, socialize and purchase Christmas School will be offered from 2-3 p.m. at the Tipp gift items, including fully decorated Christmas City Public Library. From 3-4 p.m., Randall trees. A holiday gift store in the home also will Wellborn will play the guitar. be available. Tickets are $10 per person if pur• CHICKEN OR FISH: The Women of the chased in advance at Hospice of Miami County Moose will offer a chicken of fish dinner from 5or For All Seasons Gift Shop, Troy; Wertz 7 p.m. at the Miami County Moose, 12 S. Variety Store, West Milton; Treasures on High, Dorset Road, Troy. Dinners also will include Covington; or Readmore’s Hallmark, Piqua. french fries and coleslaw. • LIVE NATIVITY: First Lutheran Church, • CANDLE DIPPING: Aullwood Audubon 2899 W. Main St., will offer a drive through live Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, will offer nativity, “Journey to the Manger,” from 6-8 p.m. red and blue candle dipping beginning at 2:30 each evening. Visitors will hear and watch the p.m. The cost is the general admission fee of story of Jesus’ birth come alive as they make $4 for adults and $2 per child, plus $1 for each the journey to the manger. The event is free candle made. Call 890-7360 for reservations. and the public is invited to attend. Visit • WINTER MOON: A full moon walk will be for more information. offered from 6:30-8 p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, Dayton. Bundle up in a warm coat and FRIDAY come out to join a naturalist for an invigorating walk in the light of December’s full moon. • SOUPER WALK: The Miami County Park District and the VIPs will hold the Souper Walk SUNDAY Series program at 7 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy, • TURKEY SHOOT: The Troy VFW Post weather permitting. Participants are invited to 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, will offer a turkey come enjoy a guided hike led by a park district shoot beginning at noon. Sign ups will begin at naturalist followed by a warm crackling camp11 a.m. The women’s auxiliary will offer an allfire and a hot cup of soup de jour. Hikers are encouraged to bring a can of soup for donation you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon for $5. to a local food pantry. Registration is required • BREAKFAST OFFERED: The Pleasant by noon on the day of the program. Register for Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner the program by sending an email to regisRoad, Ludlow Falls, will offer a made-to-order or call (937) 667breakfast from 8-11 a.m. All items are a la 1286, Ext. 115. carte. • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW • EUCHRE TOURNEY: A Euchre tournaPost No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will ment will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more informaPost No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow tion, call 753-1108. Falls. Sign ups will be at noon and play at 1 • DINNER OFFERED: The Pleasant Hill p.m. Entry will be $3 per person. VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, • MUSEUM OPEN: The Museum of Troy Ludlow Falls, will offer dinner from 6-7:30 pm. History, 124 E. Water St., Troy, will celebrate for $7-$8. For more information, call (937) 698the Christmas season by being open from 1-5 6727. p.m. The Christmas season will conclude with • SKATING EXHIBITION: An exhibition of the organization’s annual holiday open house. Troy Skating Club skaters, in preparation for The children’s choir from the Troy Methodist competition in Columbus, will be from 5:30Church will provide music and drama and Mr. 6:30 p.m. at Hobart Arena, Troy. There is no Scrooge from Dicken’s “Christmas Carol” will charge to attend. make an appearance. Refreshments will be • SANDWICHES OFFERED: The Sons of served. the American Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. • PARTY FOR WILDLIFE: Brukner Nature Third St., Tipp City, will offer Red Devil sandCenter will offer its annual Winter Party for the wiches (sloppy joe) with dill pickles and chips Wildlife from 2-4 p.m. at the center. Participants for $5. • FRIDAY JAMBOREE: A Friday night jam- will be able to enjoy refreshments, make a boree will be offered from 7-11 p.m. at 1530 N. treat for your wild friends and meet some of the center’s newest wildlife ambassadors. Join Market St., Troy. Country, bluegrass and gospel a staff naturalist for a special presentation feamusic will be performed at the smoke- and turing the eastern screech-owl and its amazing alcohol-free event. For more information, call abilities to catch prey with sharp talons and to Dottie at (937) 606-2106. camouflage itself into a perfect broken tree • CHICKEN DINNER: The Sons of branch. Admission is a gift for the wildlife AMVETS Post No. 88 will offer a four-piece ambassadors. Check out the wish list in this chicken dinner for $7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The month’s newsletter or the “Wishes for Wildlife” meal also will include baked potato or fries, tree located at the entrance to the newly renocoleslaw, roll and pudding or fruit. vated bird room for some gift ideas. • PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE: The Tipp SATURDAY City American Legion Auxiliary, Unit No. 586, 377 N. Third St., Tipp City, will offer an all-you• FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, 8-11 a.m. for $5. Items available will include will offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry and smelt pumpkin, oatmeal and buttermilk pancakes dinner with french fries, baked beans and made to order, country sausage or maple flaapplesauce for $8 from 5-7 p.m. vored sausage links, fruit and juice. Proceeds • FILM SCREENING: Organizers of the will be used to further auxiliary programs for World Race for Hope 5K run on New Year’s Day veterans, their families and scholarships for are staging a free screening of the film “Not My their children. Life,” about modern day slavery and global • CANDLE DIPPING: Aullwood Audubon human trafficking. The film begins at 7 p.m. at Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, will offer the First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin red and blue candle dipping beginning at 2:30 St. Tickets are free by accessing the website at p.m. The cost is the general admission fee of, or call $4 for adults and $2 per child, plus $1 for each the First United Methodist Church at 335-2826 candle made. Call 890-7360 for reservations. to put your name on the guest list.



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CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose three-year battle against criminal charges became a spectacle, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, a stiff penalty for the man convicted of trying to sell President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat to raise campaign cash or land a high-paying job. Judge James Zagel gave Blagojevich some credit for taking responsibility for his actions which the former governor did in an address to the court earlier in the day but said that didn’t mitigate his crimes. Zagel also said Blagojevich did some good things for people as governor, but was more concerned about using his powers for himself. “When it is the governor who goes bad, the fabric of Illinois is torn and disfigured and not easily repaired,” Zagel said. As the judge announced the sentence, which includes a $20,000 fine, Blagojevich hunched forward and his face appeared frozen. Minutes later, his wife, Patti Blagojevich, stood up and fell into her husband’s arms. He pulled back to brush tears off her cheek and then rubbed her shoulders. On his way out of the courthouse, Blagojevich cited author Rudyard Kipling and said it was a time to be strong, to fight through adversity and be strong for his children. He said he and wife were heading home to speak to their daughters, and then left without answering any questions. The twice-elected Democrat is now the second former Illinois governor in a row to be sentenced to prison, and the fourth Illinois governor in the last four decades. His Republican predecessor, George Ryan, is serving a sentence of 6 1/2 years, also for corruption. Blagojevich, in a last plea for mercy, tried something he never had before: an apology. After years of insisting he was innocent, he told the judge he’d made “terrible mistakes” and acknowledged that he broke the law. “I’m here convicted of crimes … ,” Blagojevich

said, “and I am accepting of it, I acknowledge it and I of course am unbelievably sorry for it.” But Zagel gave him little leeway, telling him that he gave him credit for taking responsibility but that his apology didn’t mitigate his crimes. “Whatever good things you did for people as governor, and you did some, I am more concerned with the occasions when you wanted to use your powers when you wanted to do things that were only good for yourself.” Blagojevich’s attorneys had said the sentence of 15 to 20 years prosecutors wanted was too harsh. The defense also presented heartfelt appeals from Blagojevich’s family, including letters from his wife Patti and one of his two daughters that pleaded for mercy. But the judge made it clear early in the hearing that he believed that Blagojevich had lied on the witness stand when he tried to explain his scheming for the Senate seat, and he did not believe defense suggestions that the former governor was duped by his advisers. The 54-year-old was not taken immediately into custody. In white-collar cases, convicted felons are usually given at least a few weeks to report to prison while federal authorities select a suitable facility. Blagojevich is expected to appeal his conviction, but it is unlikely to affect when he reports to prison. Most of the prisons where Blagojevich could end up are outside Illinois. One is in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Ryan is serving his own sentence. In prison, he’ll largely be cut off from the outside world. Visits by family are strictly limited, Blagojevich will have to share a cell with other inmates and he must work an eight-hour-a-day menial job possibly scrubbing toilets or mopping floors at just 12 cents an hour. According to federal rules, felons must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence a judge imposes meaning Blagojevich wouldn’t be eligible for early release until he serves nearly 12 years.

Going into the sentencing, many legal experts said the governor who became a national punch line while doing several reality TV appearances while his legal case unfolded was likely to get around 10 years. A former Blagojevich fundraiser, Tony Rezko, recently was sentenced to 10 1/2 years, minus time served, and many were confident the governor would get more. Prosecutors have said Blagojevich misused the power of his office “from the very moment he became governor.” He was initially elected in 2002 on a platform of cleaning up Illinois politics in the midst of federal investigations that led to the prosecution and conviction of Ryan. “Blagojevich engaged in extensive criminal conduct with and without Rezko, provided no cooperation, perjured himself for seven days on the witness stand, and has accepted no responsibility for his criminal conduct,” prosecutors said. And they said Blagojevich, who campaigned as a reformer, was “acutely aware of the damage” Ryan had created. Defense attorneys have said he has already paid a price in public ridicule and financial ruin, and propose a term of just a few years. Blagojevich’s sentencing came just days before his 55th birthday on Saturday, and nearly three years to the day of his arrest at dawn on Dec. 9, 2008, when the startled governor asked one federal agent, “Is this a joke?” In a state where corruption has been commonplace, images of Blagojevich being led away in handcuffs still came as a shock. It took two trials for prosecutors to snare Blagojevich on sweeping corruption charges. His first ended deadlocked with jurors agreeing on just one of 24 counts that Blagojevich lied to the FBI. Jurors at his retrial convicted him on 17 of 20 counts, including bribery and attempted extortion. FBI wiretap evidence proved decisive. In the most notorious recording, Blagojevich is heard crowing that his chance to name someone to Obama’s seat was “f—ing golden” and he wouldn’t let it go “for f—-ing nothing.”

DA dropping death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday abandoned their 30-year push to execute convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther whose claim that he was the victim of a racist legal system made him an international cause celebre. Abu-Jamal, 58, will instead spend the rest of his life in prison. Flanked by police Officer Daniel Faulkner’s widow, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced his decision two days short of the 30th anniversary of the white patrolman’s killing. He said that continuing to seek the death penalty could lead to “an unknowable number of years” of appeals, and that some witnesses have died or are unreliable after nearly three decades. “There’s never been any doubt in my mind that Mumia Abu-Jamal shot and killed Officer Faulkner. I believe that the

appropriate sentence was handed down by a jury of his peers in 1982,” said Williams, the city’s first black district attorney. “While Abu-Jamal will no longer be facing the death penalty, he will remain behind bars for the rest of his life, and that is where he belongs.” Abu-Jamal was originally sentenced to death. His murder conviction was upheld through years of appeals. But in 2008, a federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing on the grounds that the instructions given to the jury were potentially misleading. After the U.S. Supreme Court declined to weigh in two months ago, prosecutors were forced to decide whether to pursue the death penalty again or accept a life sentence without parole. Williams said he reached the decision with the blessing of Faulkner’s widow, Maureen.


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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP McCook (Neb.) Daily Gazette on family movies and Hollywood: The vampires took the lead in pulling in moviegoers over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but far more money was made by studios catering to families, according to box office receipts. The latest “Twilight” saga sold enough tickets to raise $221 million for the last two weeks, but families filled seats for the next four slots, The Muppets with $29.5 million, “Happy Feet Two” with $13.4 million, “Arthur Christmas” with $12.7 million, and “Hugo,” with $11.4 million. “Puss in Boots” was eighth with $7.5 million after being out five weeks for a total of $135 million. It’s not surprising that G or PG movies do well over the holidays, when families are together long enough to want to get out of the house, but simple mathematics provide an answer: You can’t buy tickets for one kid without buying them for the others and at least one parent. Over the years, movies geared toward families have always done well. As I The Harry Potter films have grossed $7.7 bilSee It lion worldwide, Pirates of the Caribbean $3.72 ■ The Troy billion so far, with Disney, Pixar and other aniDaily News mated films adding billions and billions as well. welcomes Eventually, perhaps, the business barons of columns from Hollywood will get the message that catering to our readers. To families instead of producing sleaze is where submit an “As I the big bucks are. See It” send China Today, Beijing, your type-writon U.S.-Pakistan relations: ten column to: The latest friendly fire incident in Pakistan ■ “As I See It” has plunged the already strained relationship c/o Troy Daily between the United States and Pakistan to a News, 224 S. new low. Market St., Troy, OH 45373 The feud between the U.S. and Pakistan over the U.S.-led NATO cross-border air strikes that ■ You can also e-mail us at killed at least 24 Pakistani troops on Nov. 27, editorial@tdnpu should prompt Washington to reflect upon its relationship with Islamabad and its anti-terror ■ Please strategy in South Asia. include your full While the U.S. has offered its condolences to name and telePakistan and the families of those killed, this phone number. has not been enough to quell Islamabad’s fury. In retaliation, the South Asian country has shut off NATO supply routes to Afghanistan and ordered the U.S. to vacate one of the air bases that is used by U.S. intelligence forces to launch drone attacks against militants in Pakistan. Given that the deaths were at the hands of an ally, Pakistan’s anger is justified and the U.S. owes Pakistan a thorough investigation and genuine explanation. It also needs to ensure that such a tragedy will not happen again. It is also necessary for the U.S. to rethink its anti-terror strategy in the region. True, the U.S. needs to hunt down as many extremists in the region as possible before it winds down its operations in Afghanistan. But it should keep its military operations within international norms. If Washington still sees strategic importance in its relations with Islamabad and wants its cooperation in Afghanistan, it should make greater efforts to prevent bilateral ties deteriorating further. However, some voices heard in the US after the incident indicate there is no guarantee that Washington is willing to do more to mend its fences with Islamabad. If such a perspective becomes the mainstream in US policy toward Pakistan, both its cooperation with Pakistan and its own interests in the region will suffer.


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You had to Bee there to Bee-lieve it at Heywood I’ve seen plenty of thrilling sporting events during my career as a journalist. I was there in 2007 when the Troy football team outlasted Piqua, 36-35, in one of the greatest high school football games ever played. I was there in 2006 when Ohio State knocked off Michigan in a battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2. I’ll never forget Michael Hall driving the length of the court to beat Centerville at the buzzer in 2004. Nail-biting moments, all of them. Now I can add the 2011 Heywood Elementary School spelling bee to the list. Several weeks ago, the fine folks at Heywood asked if I would be a judge for the school spelling bee — an ironic choice, to be sure, considering the vast majority of phone calls I get from irate readers pertain directly to spelling mistakes that — every so often — make it into our newspaper. Still, though, I accepted the position based on one fact — I would be allowed to sit next to my former second grade teacher whom I’ve had a crush on for the better part of the past 30 years.

David Fong Troy Daily News Executive Editor (In yet another ironic twist, that same teacher is usually one of the ones making the irate phone calls when, on those rare occasions, we actually have a spelling error in our newspaper). In any event, I figured it would be 20 minutes out of my afternoon. I planned on showing up, watching a few brave souls spell a few words and be out of there in time to get some lunch before heading back to the office. Little did I know at the time, however, I would bear witness to perhaps the greatest spelling bee in the history of spelling bees. As it turned out, the spellers at Heywood Elementary were so profound it took 31 rounds to

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finish the competition. By the end of the competition, they were spelling words I had never even heard of. OK, that’s not exactly true — I had heard of all the words (my second grade teacher on whom I had a titanic crush had not), I’m just not entirely sure I could spell any of them correctly. By about round 24, there were just two spellers left — Jacob and Rachel. The two battled back and forth for seven additional rounds. For more than an hour, Jacob and Rachel went back and forth. It was like watching John McEnroe play Bjorn Borg at Wimbledon in their classic 1980 showdown — except for the fact I’m guessing neither Jacob or Rachel has ever heard of John McEnroe or Bjorn Borg. Just when it looked like one was going to win the spelling bee, the other would battle back to tie it up. The epic confrontation went on for so long that two things happened — all the students in attendance had to leave school to catch their buses and we, the judges, actually ran out of words on the spelling lists they had

given us. And that’s how, in the Great Spelling Bee of 2011 (motto: “You had to Bee there to Bee-lieve it”), the conclusion came long after the school day ended in an empty gymnasium using a word list from last year’s spelling bee. How long did the battle wage? At one point, both contestants asked to be excused to get a drink of water. Jacob actually began doing stretching exercises after round 28. In the end, Jacob narrowly edged out Rachel for the 2011 Heywood Spelling Bee championship. In my mind, however, there were no losers in this spelling bee. They should both be considered winners for their respective performances. I see great things in store for both young champions. Here’s hoping in 15 years I can hire them here at the newspaper to check my spelling. Troy’s very own David Fong appears on Thursdays in the Troy Daily News. He may not be much for spelling bees — but he’s all about pie eating competitions.

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Covington Council closes out project BY TOM MILLHOUSE Ohio Community Media After essentially wrapping up one project, Covington Village Council on Monday night heard from a representative of an agency that could provide assistance on a possible future utility improvement. Council approved the final Walnut Street reconstruction project change order, which resulted in the deduction of $18,094 from the cost of the undertaking. Brice Schmitmeyer, engineer with the consulting firm of Fanning Howey and Associates, said with the deduction, the final cost of the project will be $645,750, which is about $2,000 under the original contract. Schmitmeyer said there will still be some seeding to complete next spring, but the project is basically complete. Council also approved the final payof $79,682 to Finfrock ment Construction for the Walnut Street project and released about $26,500 the village was withholding pending the completion of the work. Mayor Ed McCord thanked everyone involved in a pre-construction meeting held before the work started. “It was a big help,” McCord said of the meeting, which he said laid out the parameters for the construction. During his presentation, Schmitmeyer also advised council that the village has submitted applications for state funding for the possible Spring Street reconstruction and study and design for upgrading the sewage treatment plant. Julie Ward, senior rural development specialist with the Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program, out-

COVINGTON lined for council on services her agency could provide to the village. Ward said the Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) provides consulting services to help rural communities address their drinking water and wastewater treatment needs. Ward explained that some services provided by her not-for-profit are done at no charge, while there is a fee for other services. She said the agency provides assistance in program funding, facility development, operations and maintenance, management, finance and training. She noted that the village is evaluating possible improvements to the wastewater treatment plant and that her agency could assist the community with the project. “For example, we could help put together a funding package for the project,” said Ward, who is based in Cridersville near Lima. Bud Weer of the Covington Board of Public Affairs expressed interest in meeting with Ward about possible assistance in evaluating sewage plant operations and future improvements. Funding for RCAP comes from the United States and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA). Council went into executive session to discuss village employee compensation. No action was expected following the session.


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Bryton Lear, Matthew Reck, Zoe Reck, Bethany Richards, Jenna Rindler, Colton COVINGTON — Covington High Risner, Ben Sherman, Samuel Slusher, School administrators have named honor Brock Smith, Tara Snipes, Trent Tobias, students for the first grading period of Shelby Waag and Tristan Yingst. the 2011-12 school year. Juniors, JVS — Alex Baskerville, • Principal’s list, All A’s Danielle Hatcher, Tyler Lane, Matthew Seniors JVS — Nicole Apple, Larger, Thomas McCoy, Tyler McDavid, Matthew Elliott and Wesley Miller. Justin Millhouse, Bryan Phillis, Shelby Juniors — Bryant Hicks, Michael Ross, Haley Smith, Dustin Snell, Austin Wilson JVS: Cody Adams, Jamie Martin, Walters-Tracy and Tres Wirt. Brooke Selanders and Jacob Wright. Sophomores — Macy Broughman, Freshmen — Logan Cordonnier, Austin Lefeld, Benjamin Miller, Samuel Amber Edwards, Briana Grilliot, Tyler Henry, Allison Ingle, Jade Overman, Sherman and Halie Winn. Katelyn Phillis, Hannah Pritchard, • Honor roll, All A’s and Bs Hannah Retz, Lori Romie, Stephani Seniors — Steven Blei, Christian Carder, Darren Clark, Caitlyn Crawford, Shane, NicholasTobias, Justin Williams Hannah Pond, Brandon Powell, Julianna and Jordan Wolfe. Freshmen — Morgan Arbogast, Ty Simon, Samantha Snyder. JVS: Noah Boehringer, Raquelle Bowman, Jamin Bays, Tyler Branson, Ashley Pergram Burns, Cassidy Cain, Sadie Canan, Seth and Haley Smith. Canan, Heidi Cron, Nathan Dunn, Alex Juniors — Ashley Albright, Austin Gast, Robert Gengler, Jared Hagan, Angle, Alex Bitner, Katie Blair, Isaac Lauren Houshel, Megan Lange, Dillon Canan, Rachel Carder, Kayleigh Cecil, Risner, Alex Schilling, Joseph Slusher Ryan Craft, Jamie Crowell, Brittany Diltz, Lindsey Frantz, Cassie Ingle, and John Stekli.

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The Green Gals organization sponsored a pop can pull tab contest in honor of America Recycles Day Nov. 15, and 10 Miami and Shelby county schools participated. Nearly $700 was raised by the local schools for the Ronald McDonald House in Dayton. In total, nearly 1.5 million pull tabs were collected and taken to Urban Elsass in Piqua for recycling. Bradford Schools in Miami County and Russia Schools in Shelby County were the top collectors and received a visit from Ronald McDonald and McDonalds gift certificates from the Scott Family McDonalds. Because of the tremendous response, the contest will be offered again in 2012. The Green Gals organizaton is comprised of employees from the I-75 Newspaper Group Newspapers in Education program, Miami County Sanitary Engineering and Miami Soil & Water Conservation District. 2239953


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DR. PATRICIA ANN GILLESPIE gifted services at the Miami County PIQUA — Dr. Patricia Ann Gillespie, 60, of 601 Y St., Piqua, died at 2:55 p.m. Educational Service Center. She was a member of Phi Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at her Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa residence. Phi Fraternity. She was known She was born March 31, 1951 for her caring in the classroom, in Ada. starting each year with a Survivors include her parents, reminder that her classroom Colonel George Field and Ruth would always be a safe envi(Haney) Gillespie of Fairborn; ronment for all students. When three daughters, Audrey not in the classroom, she Gillespie of Piqua, Emily enjoyed baking and spending Gillespie of Baltimore, Md., and time with her family and her Mary Beth Gillespie of GILLESPIE pets. Columbus; and a sister, Pamela A service to honor her life will Dapore of Fairborn. begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Dr. Gillespie was passionate about the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, education, earning several graduate with Hospice Chaplain Rev. Edward Ellis degrees. She taught for more than 30 years with officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill the Piqua City School District, including Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. 10 years each with special education students, fifth grade students, and gifted p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made and talented students. Following her to the Piqua Education Foundation, 719 retirement, she went back to school, E. Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356. successfully earning her doctorate Condolences to the family also may be degree in education from Ball State expressed through jamiesonandyannucUniversity. She then served as the coordinator for

JOHN F. MALONE TROY — John F. Malone, 67, of Troy, passed away at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 22, 1943, in Piqua, to the late Francis “Bud” and Belva (Gard) Malone. He married Patti (Shipton) Malone on July 1, 2000; and she survives. In addition to his wife, John is survived by two daughters, Tammy Malone and Robin MALONE Malone (Mike) Baker, all of Piqua; two step sons, Edward Sheets Jr. of Springfield and Corey Lee Sheets of Troy; two sisters, Sara Pittman and Barbara Goings, both of Piqua; six sisters-in-law, Vicki Fitzwater of Springfield, Linda Harris of Phoenix, Ariz., and Debi Cochran, Karen Combs, Penny Kunkle and Tonya Frock, all of Springfield; two brothers-in-law, Rusty Shipton Jr. of Springfield and Timothy Lee Shipton of Temple, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Christopher, Stephanie and Brandi Baker; one great-grandson, Dylan Baker; and several nieces and

nephews. He will be sadly missed by Lloyd Low, Brad Maggart and Steve Starrits. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Malone; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Louise and Richard Goings. He was a 1964 graduate of Piqua Central High School. He was a member of the Troy Fish & Game Club and manager of the Dug Out. John retired in 1998 from his position as foreman at BFGoodrich after 30 years of service. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. John Shelton officiating. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Timothy Monroe McCuiston WEST MILTON — Timothy Monroe McCuiston, 54, of West Milton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at

University of Cincinnati Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

‘M-A-S-H’ star Harry Morgan dies at age 96 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Morgan never planned to be an actor, yet he spent 10 years on one of the top TV series of all time, made 50 films and appeared on Broadway. He became one of the best-known character actors in Hollywood. But it was Morgan’s portrayal of the fatherly Col. Sherman Potter on “M-A-SH” for which Morgan became most famous, and he knew it. “M-A-S-H was so damned good,” Morgan told The Associated Press. “I didn’t think they could keep the level so high.” His wry humor, which helped net him an Emmy for the CBS-TV hit, carried onto the show. “He was an imp,” said Mike Farrell, who starred as B.J. Hunnicutt in “M-A-S-H” along with Morgan and Alan Alda. “As Alan once said, there’s not an unadorable bone in the man’s body. He was full of fun, and he was smart as a whip.” Morgan died Wednesday at age 96 at his Brentwood home after having pneumonia, his daughter-in-law, Beth Morgan, told AP. “He was side-splittingly funny, a very gentle and loving father-in-law,” Beth Morgan said. “He was very humble about having such a successful career.” Morgan appeared in mostly supporting roles on the big screen, playing opposite such stars as Henry Fonda, John Wayne, James


In this Sept. 19, 1982 photo, Actor Harry Morgan sits on the set of “M*A*S*H*” in Los Angeles. The Emmy-winning character actor whose portrayal of the fatherly Col. Potter on television’s “M*A*S*H” highlighted a show business career that included nine other TV series, 50 films and the Broadway stage, died Wednesday, Dec. 7. Garner, Elvis Presley and Dan Aykroyd. On television, he was more the comedic co-star, including roles on “December Bride,” its spinoff “Pete and Gladys,” as Sgt. Joe Friday’s loyal partner in later “Dragnet” episodes and on CBS-TV’s long-running “M-A-S-H” series, for which he earned an Emmy award in 1980. Yet acting wasn’t Morgan’s first career choice. Born in Detroit in 1915, Morgan was studying prelaw at the University of Chicago when public speak-

ing classes sparked his interest in the stage. Before long, he was working with a little theater group in Washington, D.C., followed by a two-year stint on Broadway in the original production of “Golden Boy,” with Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb. Morgan made his way to Hollywood in 1942 “without any assurance that I would find work,” he said in a 1976 interview with The AP. “I didn’t have enough money to go back East, so I stayed around finding jobs mainly out of friendships.”

Winter camp offered at BNC For the Troy Daily News TROY — Winter Vacation Camp will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 22 and/or Dec. 23 at Brukner Nature Center. During the winter vacation camp, participants in kindergarten through fifth grade will investigate the world of wildlife to discover some impressive adaptations and abilities that allow creatures to survive the cold, snowy, and sometimes ice

filled winters at Brukner Nature Center.. Those interested can come learn which animals hibernate, which forage for food on warmer days, which stash away supplies and which actually prefer the snow. The fee for the program is $10 for BNC members and $15 for non-members per day with a 20 percent discount for additional siblings. Registration and payment are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 14.




Family members deserve to know the truth Dear Annie: My 12-year-old son recently informed me that his 18year-old cousin was molesting him. I immediately informed my in-laws. They were in shock and denial. Both said, "Are you sure? Maybe they were experimenting." I was outraged and disgusted, and so was my husband. I went to the police and filed a report. Both the perpetrator and the victim are their grandsons. My husband no longer speaks to his brother because of what his son did. His brother said he should have been informed before I filed the police report. But the police advised us not to, saying it would give the perpetrator a chance to develop a defense. The cousin was arrested. He didn't deny what he'd done. He was sentenced to a year in the county jail and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, which is absolutely fine with me. The problem is that my in-laws have chosen to keep this a family secret. Whenever relatives visit and ask where the cousin is, they respond that he is away at college. I find this appalling. What happens when the cousin gets out of jail and goes back to live with his parents? Will they tell the relatives with little kids then? My husband no longer wishes to visit his parents. I know my motherin-law is angry with me, and I'm OK with that. My primary concern is protecting my family and continuing to seek treatment for my son. We have found him a great therapist. Should I tell the family members who have children? — Daughterin-Law Dear Daughter-in-Law: Family members need to know the truth, but it would help if you could approach your in-laws with love and understanding, instead of anger and recriminations. This is breaking their hearts. Help them see how important it is for relatives to know why they cannot permit their young children to be alone with the cousin — for his sake as well as theirs. When he is released from prison, he likely will be prohibited from being near these children anyway, so the in-laws are only postponing the inevitable. Sympathize with how awkward it will be to inform others, but the sooner it is done the more supportive and trusting the family members can be. Please talk to your son's therapist about the best way to word this. Dear Annie: We have four kids. Three of them are doing well, but our youngest, age 23, still lives with us, does drugs and has no job. He sleeps all day and does nothing around the house to help. We have tried different ways to motivate him. We feed him and house him, and he acts as though he is entitled. What should we do? — At the End of Our Rope Dear Rope: First try to get your son to a doctor to make sure there are no medical or psychiatric problems hampering his development. Then please take the necessary steps to make him responsible for his own life. It will not be easy for you (or for him), but the situation as it stands is untenable, and you have to consider your own well-being. Contact Because I Love You ( and Families Anonymous ( for support and assistance. Dear Annie: I was disappointed with your response to "A Devoted Grandma," who thinks her friend "Betsy" should switch turns hosting Christmas Eve dinner because it will be easier with a new baby at Grandma's house. Grandma stated that Betsy relented in an unfriendly way. It was Betsy's year to hold the celebration, and just because there is a new grandchild doesn't mean Grandma gets to demand it be at her house. At some point, most families have small children. It's not an excuse to give up traditions. And Betsy didn't need to be "more gracious." — Another Grandma Dear Grandma: We agree about Grandma, but it never hurts to be more gracious, especially when friends are confronted with unpleasant choices. Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.


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Overloading the washing machine can cause trouble Dear Readers: This year is the 50th anniversary of the national syndication of the Hints From Heloise column started by my mother. I’m sharing some hints that she printed many years ago. Here’s a hint from 1967 about laundry and the washing machine that is still valid! WHY YOU SHOULDN’T OVERLOAD Dear Readers: You accomplish nothing by overloading your washing machine. ... The clothes come out almost as soiled as when they went in, and that’s not the worst of it.

Hints from Heloise Columnist In top-loading machines, the agitator that is working so hard to move the mass of wash only creates wear at the points where it rubs against the articles, sometimes even breaking the fibers. So, don’t be tempted to make one load do the work of two. Depending on the type of

machine you have, the clothes should begin swishing around freely as soon as the agitator or cylinder starts to move. If it does not, you have overloaded your machine and should take some articles out. — Heloise (1919-1977) Dear Readers: Good advice for all, especially college kids! Overstuffing the washer means not-so-clean clothes. Yuck! — Heloise the daughter, 2011 GLOW BRACELETS Dear Heloise: I read with interest the hint about using glow bracelets during a

power outage. That got me thinking about using them for traveling, especially cruising. There never are enough outlets in a cabin for night lights. They are in odd places, or the night light doesn’t fit. I’m going to pack glow bracelets, one for each night of the cruise, and hang them on the bathroom-door handle. No more fumbling through a dark cabin. The glow lights aren’t as harsh as a flashlight, and you don’t have to worry about batteries. — C.J. Eaton, North Canton, Ohio



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HOROSCOPE Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 It might be highly advantageous to carefully investigate all developments that could produce a second source of income for you in the year ahead. Something you would enjoy doing might produce that extra cabbage you’d love to have. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Tried and true procedures may not be the best ones to follow any longer. If you hear about something better, don’t hesitate to discard old ideas in favor of new thinking. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’re likely to be more effective later in the day, after you’ve had time to study an important matter, than you will be in the early hours. Don’t rush any important decision. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If your early efforts fail to bring you the success you’re seeking, don’t be a quitter — try, try again. This is one of those days when perseverance pays off. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — There is a good chance that the advice you get from your mate might be vastly superior to any counsel you receive from outsiders, even from those who have impressive credentials. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Agreeing to do something for another merely to get that person to do something for you in return could be an exercise in futility. He or she is likely to reciprocate, but not necessarily how and when you want. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — The only consideration you should have is to make sure you’re moving in a positive direction. Even small gains can be good, as long as they get you closer to your goal. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Be sure you have all the facts and figures at hand before defending an unfamiliar position. If you don’t readily have them at your disposal, wait until you do to take action. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — There is nothing wrong with curiosity, because it does have its place when employed constructively. However, don’t misuse it by prying onto somebody else’s private affairs. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Instead of paying for needed services or advice, first try to figure things out for yourself. If you probe a little, you may find that you already have the answers at your disposal. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Adhere to proven procedures and methods in all work-related matters. Experimenting with unproven or untried procedures could be a career hazard. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t hesitate to warn a friend about someone who does not have his or her best interests at heart, even if the adversary is likely to hear about it. Doing what is right is what’s most important. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you’ve made a commitment you now regret, try to rectify it immediately instead of disappointing the other party at the time when you’re expected to honor your pledge. COPYRIGHT 2011 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.










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Conquer a sweet tooth with delicious brownies It is hard to believe we are so far into December already. The days are going by too fast. Before we know it 2011 will be history. Daughter Verena will be 14 on Saturday, December 10. It just seems short years ago that she was born. Our two older daughters Elizabeth and Susan were born on my parents farm, Verena was the first to be born on our first property that we bought. I remember how big the house felt after living in a trailer house at my parents. While it was great living at my parents it was wonderful to have a place to call our own. I remember the first years of planting a garden at our new home. We didn’t have any children in school yet so we would sometimes work in the garden until dark. We would put a blanket on the grass for the children. When suppertime came I would go in and fix a picnic-type meal and we would all eat our supper


around here. Neighbors all around us were without electric and school was cancelled for Wednesday which brought on cheering from the children. Stormy our pony got the job of pulling the sled. They tried Tiger, our miniature pony, but he was too small and not fast enough for pulling a sled. It looked like Stormy enjoyed it almost as much as the children. Our border Lovina Eicher collie dog, Buddy, runs along side Troy Daily News Guest the sled with the children and he Columnist looks like he enjoys it as well. Now less than a week later on the blanket. While Joe and I there are only patches of snow were planning gardens the chilleft. It is rainy this morning and dren kept themselves entertained playing in the soil. We put 40 degrees. I am so glad for a their toys on the end that wasn’t heated basement to hang up wet snow pants, gloves, etc. that were planted yet. Now as time has used over the past week. I will gone by the children have all leave them hanging until the grown up so fast. These days it next snow which the children doesn’t take long to plant the hope will be soon. Stormy lost a garden when everyone helps. Tuesday evening we received horse-shoe while giving sled9 inches of snow which made for rides in the hayfield. The children want to go look for it so we some pretty excited children

can have him re-shod before the next snow. It can almost be like looking for a needle in a haystack with most of the snow melted. It usually makes it more fun to look when Joe says he’ll give a reward to whoever finds it. If all else fails we’ll just buy another horseshoe and hope the other one is found sometime. Yesterday in church the women all wrote down what they will bring for our annual Christmas potluck which will be in two weeks. Since the casseroles were all signed up for I signed up to bring a salad. I haven’t decided what kind of salad I will take yet. Our plans are to have Joe’s side of the family here for Christmas on Jan. 7. We will have a 10 a.m. carry-in brunch and snacks for later on. Our plans are to set up tables in the basement and eat down there. Joe has 11 siblings so hopefully they will all be able to come.

FUDGE TOPPED BROWNIES 1 cup margarine, melted 2 cups sugar 1 cup flour 2 /3 cup cocoa 1 /2 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs 1 /2 cup milk 3 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup walnuts 12 ounces of chocolate chips 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk Preheat the oven to 350. In a large bowl combine the first seven ingredients along with half the vanilla. Beat well and stir in walnuts. Spread in a greased 13 X 9 baking pan. Bake 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from pan. Just before brownies are done in heavy sauce pan combine chips with condensed milk and remaining vanilla. Immediately spread over hot brownie. Cool and chill and cut into bars.

Feed a crowd simply, cheaply with beef tenderloins reads 130 F. Alternatively, the tenderloin can be seared in a large skillet on the stovetop, then set on a rack over a rimmed baking sheet and roasted at 350 F. When the tenderloin is done, transfer it to a platter, cover with foil and let rest for 15 minutes. While the beef rests, pour the cream into a large stainless steel bowl. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream on high until it forms soft peaks. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of prepared horseradish. Taste and adjust, adding more horseradish if you like it stronger. Season to taste with lemon juice and salt. Thinly slice the beef and serve with horseradish cream and dinner rolls.

temperature, about 1 hour. When the meat is ready, use paper towels to dry it. Brush the meat all over with a thin coat of olive oil. Set aside. Heat a grill to high. To prepare the rub, in a small bowl mix together the salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne. Sprinkle the rub evenly over the tenderloin. Place the tenderloin directly on the cooking grate and sear for 2 minutes on each side over direct high heat. After all the sides are seared, reduce one side of the grill to medium and the other side to the lowest possible heat. Set the meat over the cooler side and grill for another 30 to 40 minutes for medium-rare, or until a thermometer inserted at the thickest spot

utes active) Servings: 20 For the meat: 5-pound whole beef tenderloin 2 tablespoons olive oil For the rub: 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper For the horseradish cream: 1 pint heavy cream 1 to 2 tablespoons refrigerated, white prepared horseradish (not horseradish cream) Juice of 1/2 lemon Fine-grain sea salt Dinner rolls Remove the meat from the refrigerator and let come to room

This Nov. 8, 2011 photo shows Elizabeth Karmel’s holiday beef tenderloin with horseradish cream in Concord, N.H. AP PHOTO

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Thursday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2011. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. On this date: • In 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Gen. George Washington’s retreating army crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey into Pennsylvania. • In 1854, Pope Pius IX pro-

• In 1980, rock star John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by an apparently deranged fan. • In 1987, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a treaty at the White House calling for destruction of intermediate-range nuclear missiles. • Today’s Birthdays: Actordirector Maximilian Schell is 81. Flutist James Galway is 72. Rock singer-musician Gregg Allman is 64. Actress Teri Hatcher is 47.

claimed the Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which holds that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was free of original sin from the moment of her own conception. • In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln announced his plan for the Reconstruction of the South. • In 1886, the American Federation of Labor was founded in Columbus, Ohio. • In 1961, a fire at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut resulted in 16 deaths. The Beach Boys’ first single, “Surfin’,” was released.

East Texan tells of surviving Pearl Harbor WHITE OAK, Texas (AP) Nowadays, Bill Terry is a grandfather and greatgrandfather, living a quiet life in White Oak. Seventy years ago, he was a teenage sailor in the U.S. Navy caught up in one of the most momentous events in the 20th century: the Japanese attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Terry was a gunner’s

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mate on the USS Reid, a destroyer docked at Pearl Harbor. He was awoken that long-ago Sunday morning by several of his shipmates trying to figure out what was going on above deck. “It was completely unexpected,” Terry said. “We came up out of the hatch, and all hell broke loose.” Terry went to his station and began firing at the enemy aircraft something he’d practiced many times but had never done until that day. “We didn’t stay in the harbor long,” he said. “Our ship was out and patrolling the islands within a few hours of the attack.” The events of Pearl Harbor might have been harder on his family back home in Texas than they were on him, Terry said. They knew he was stationed there, but it was several months before he was able to contact them and reassure them that he hadn’t been killed or injured in the attack. “I’d joined the Navy the year before, because I didn’t

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MALTESE 6 months to 3 years, males and females $200 with papers also Golden Yorkshire Terriers $200 males young adults. Morkie $50, male 4 months. Cash only. (937)332-1370

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment GAS TANK, approx 300 gal round, pump and nozzle, $150 (937)368-5009

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, $50 Truckload, delivered, split, seasoned hardwood, (937)596-6544 FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, (937)844-3756. SEASONED FIREWOOD $165 per cord. Stacking extra, $135 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

560 Home Furnishings ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, with Lighted bookcases, excellent condition, dark oak color, will deliver within Sidney, asking $1,000. Call (937)492-0494 SLEEPER SOFA, mauve and blue floral, 7 foot. Good condition. $250. Oak double door TV cabinet, lots of storage, DVD player shelf. $150. (937)638-5591 TELEVISION, 36" Toshiba, picture in picture. Includes stand. $200. (937)778-0906 ZENITH TV, 25" color console, Excellent condition. $25 (937)335-7301

577 Miscellaneous

3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 3214 Magnolia. $1000 a month plus deposit. (937)339-1339

CRIB, cradle, changing table, Pack-N-Play, basinet, Porta-Crib, saucer, playpen, car seat, blankets, clothes, gate, potty, tub, bears, more. (937)339-4233

919 BROADWAY, Piqua. half double home, Newly updated, $397, (937)573-6917

TREADMILL, Sears Proforma XP. Still under warranty. $175 (937)335-1540

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IN BRADFORD, nice 1 bedroom house, nice yard, $350, (937)773-2829 after 2pm.

Now leasing to 62 & older! Only $475 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Now Available Troy Crossing Apartments (937)313-2153

PIQUA, LARGE 1 bedroom, upstairs, applianc es, utilities included, no pets, off street parking. (937)339-0969. PIQUA NORTHEND, 2 bedroom, 2 months rent free to qualified applicants! Downstairs with appliances and w/d hookup, new kitchen windows & bath, non-smoking or pets, deposit, required. Available now! Included heat, $470 month, (937)773-2938 PIQUA upstairs, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, stove & refrigerator furnished (937)773-3285 after 5pm. SPECIAL 1ST MONTH FREE

1 & 2 Bedroom apts. $410 to $450 NO PETS Park Regency Apartments 1211 West Main (937)216-0398 TIPP CITY 2 bedroom, deluxe duplex, 11/2 car garage, C/air, gas heat, 2 full baths, all appliances, $705 month + dep. 937-216-0918

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SLOT MACHINE, Pulsar, uses slugs, excellent condition, $200 OBO. Castle Horse Hair Buggy Blanket, over 150 years old, $350 FIRM. (937)339-3943

29', stored inside, 4 new tires, everything works great! Large awning, excellent condition, like new! A must see!! Asking $3500. Call (937)418-3516

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580 Musical Instruments

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds

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MOTORCYCLES, 1982 Kawasaki KZ44-D, runs good, approx. 36,000 miles, $500. 1978 Suzuki GS750EC, parts only $100. (937)368-5009

583 Pets and Supplies AQUARIUM, 29 gallon, oak trim. Includes 30" oak trim deluxe hood, 29 gallon deluxe oak stand. All for $100. (937)552-7786


AWESOME DEAL!!! Only 110,500 miles. 3100 motor. All electric. A/C. Runs great! Very clean inside and out. Good gas mileage. NICE CAR!! $4500. (937)726-5605


2 door coupe, good student car. 4 cycle, automatic, air. 157,000 miles. Best offer. Email jeannejames123@ No call after 9pm

890 Trucks (937)335-8860 2000 CHEVY S10 Extreme. Black, 130k miles. Fair condition. $3000 OBO. (937)538-0714

JACK RUSSELL mix, 11 years old. Free to good home. Elderly owner no longer able to care for her. (937)526-4166


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■ Girls Basketball

Devils blast Raiders Staff Reports Tippecanoe looked like a team at full strength Wednesday night. For the second straight time. Ellise Sharpe and Morgan Miller combined to torch Ben Logan for 34 points — one more than the Raiders managed as a team — and the Red Devils evened up their record with a 69-33 victory at home.

TIPP CITY Sharpe scored a game-high 19 and Miller — who missed the first game of the season and was somewhat limited in the second — canned four of the Devils’ nine 3pointers on her way to a 15-point night. Erica Comer added eight points. Tippecanoe (2-2) held a slim four-point lead after one quarter but used a 22-11 second quarter to pull away for good. The Red Devils host Bellefontaine Saturday looking to extend their winning streak to three.

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Girls Basketball Madison at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Franklin Monroe at Miami East (7 p.m.) Bethel at Newton (7 p.m.) Mississinawa Valley at Covington (7 p.m.) Yellow Springs at Troy Christian (7 p.m.) Bradford at National Trail (7 p.m.) Wrestling Tippecanoe at Stebbins tri (5:30 p.m.) Lehman at National Trail tri (5:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY Boys Basketball Versailles at Covington (8 p.m.) Newton at Lehman (7:30 p.m.) Girls Basketball Fairmont at Troy (1 p.m.) Bellefontaine at Tippecanoe (1 p.m.) Newton at Dixie (1:30 p.m.) Bowling Lebanon/Northmont at Troy (10 a.m.) Beavercreek at Tippecanoe (5:30 p.m.) Swimming Greenville at Piqua (1 p.m.) Lehman at Trotwood Invite (TBA) Wrestling Troy, Piqua at Edgewood Invite (9 a.m.) Tippecanoe at Northeastern Duals (TBA) Milton-Union quad (10 a.m.) Miami East at Greenville Invite (Dec. 10) Troy Christian at Ironman Invite (1 p.m.) Lehman at Lancer Invite (10 a.m.)

WHAT’S INSIDE National Football League .....16 Major League Baseball.........16 Local Sports..........................17 Scoreboard ............................18 Television Schedule..............18

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• SOCCER: Registration is under way for Troy Rec indoor soccer. Sixweek sessions will be held for 5-and 6year-old teams and first and second grade teams. The cost is $35 per player. Practices and games are at the Rec in downtown Troy. Registration forms are available at or at the Rec. For more information, call (937) 339-1923. Deadline to register is Friday. • BASEBALL: The Troy Post 43 baseball team is holding an all-youcan-eat spaghetti dinner on the first Saturday of every month. Items include a large salad bar, bread, dessert, coffee and soft drinks. The price is $6.75 for adults and $4 for children under 12. All proceeds go to the Troy Post 43 team baseball team. • BASEBALL: The Troy Post 43 baseball team is holding the 27th Annual Troy Legion Baseball Christmas Wreath Sale. Items include custom decorated or plain wreaths of every size, poinsettias, grave blankets, grave stands, center pieces and white pine roping. All proceeds go to the Troy Post 43 baseball team. To place an order or find out more information, call Frosty or Connie Brown at (937) 3394383 or send an email to

FRIDAY Boys Basketball Sidney at Troy (7:30 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Tecumseh (7:30 p.m.) National Trail at Miami East (8 p.m.) Twin Valley South at Bethel (8 p.m.) Yellow Springs at Troy Christian (7 p.m.) Franklin Monroe at Newton (8 p.m.) Covington at Tri-County North (8 p.m.) Tri-Village at Bradford (8 p.m.) Piqua at Trotwood-Madison (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Piqua at Springboro (4 p.m.) Hockey St. Xavier at Troy (8 p.m.) Swimming Piqua at Troy (6:30 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Fairmont Invite (6 p.m.) Lehman at Versailles (TBA) Wrestling Tippecanoe at Northeastern Duals (TBA) Troy Christian at Ironman Invite (1 p.m.)



Troy’s Zechariah Bond battles for the ball in the post Wednesday against West Carrollton. The Trojan freshman led all scorers with 14 points in Troy’s 64-19 win.

Ben Logan — 33 Dotson 2-0-4, Forsythe 1-0-2, Johnson 11-3, Moldin 1-0-2, Rumney 1-0-2, Terrill 3-06, Wilbur 2-0-4, Wirick 1-1-4, Yoder 3-0-6. Totals: 15-2-33. Tippecanoe — 69 Alvarez 2-0-5, Clawson 2-0-4, Comer 30-8, Feitshans 0-1-1, Miller 5-1-15, Nelson 10-2, Pickrell 2-0-4, Printz 2-0-4, Rosselit 2-05, Sharpe 7-4-19, Zellers 1-0-2. Totals: 27-669. Score By Quarters BL..........................................9 20 26 33 Tipp.....................................13 35 54 69 3-point goals: Ben Logan — Wirick. Tippecanoe — Alvarez, Comer 2, Miller 4, Rosselit, Sharpe. Records: Ben Logan 2-2. Tippecanoe 2-2.

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Troy puts perfect game together, 69-14 BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Offense, defense. Inside, outside. Young, old. The Troy Trojans put everything together in one night. After two narrow victories to start the season, Troy (3-0) shot the lights out from long range, pounded the ball inside, recorded steal after steal on defense

swept in tri-meet Staff Reports Miami East may have held the advantage in matches on the mat against Northwestern Wednesday at a tri-meet, but forfeits piled up and the Vikings lost both matches on the scoreboard, 49-15 to Chaminade Julienne and 54-23 against host Northwestern.



that it turned into fast points on the offensive end and generally outclassed the outmatched West Carrollton Pirates in a 64-19 victory Wednesday at the Trojan Activities Center. And according to coach Nathan Kopp, it couldn’t have come at a better time. “Just what the doctor ordered,” the Troy coach said. “We were making baskets and building confidence.” And after holding on late in the fourth quarter to beat Trotwood 42-32 and then Troy’s Chelsey Sakal drives for an open layup after a steal

■ See TROJANS on 17 Wednesday against West Carrollton.

“It’s very hard,” Miami East coach Jason Sroufe said of trying to win a dual with only nine wrestlers. “When you’re giving up five forfeits at six points a pop, that’s 30 points you’re in the hole. But we were winning matches head-to-head, and that’s something to build upon.” Austin Rush (132) was 2-0 with a pair of pins, while Mack Rose (138) was also 2-0 with a pin and a 6-5 decision. Danny O’Malley, Allen Seagraves and Stephen Morrow were all 1-1. Miami East wrestles at Greenville Saturday.

■ Wrestling

Quality over quantity Sandusky jailed on new charges Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and jailed Wednesday on new child sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers, including one who claims Sandusky molested him numerous times in a basement bedroom. The claims bring the number of Sandusky’s criminal accusers to 10 and he now faces more than 50 charges stemming from accusations he molested boys for years on Penn State property, in his home and elsewhere. See Page 16.

6 Bullogs looking to compete COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer The size of the Milton-Union team may not intimidate people when they step in the gym this year. The Bulldogs have only six members on the squad, with five of them being underclassmen. But in the eyes of Milton-Union coach Art Ratcliff, he sees a group that is going to compete hard every time they hit the mat. “We are definitely not a dual

WEST MILTON meet or tournament team because of number of people we have,” Ratcliff said. “But I guarantee that all six kids we have will have a great chance to compete and get in the top four.” All six of those wrestlers bring to the table a lot of experience, some more than others. Hopes are high for Josh Booher — a state alternate last year — who is back for his junior year.


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Changing the trend? Browns look to end skid vs. Steelers, AFC North PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hines Ward doesn’t see dominating the Cleveland Browns as simply a part of his job, but a civic duty. “Our fans tend to work better on Monday any time we get a chance to beat up on (them),” the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver said with a laugh. Or Friday, in this case. The ever-diplomatic Ward is kidding, of course. True, the streaking Steelers (9-3) have turned the series with their longtime rivals into a decidedly one-sided affair heading into tonight’s game at Heinz Field. Yet ask Ward which of the two dozen games he’s played against the Browns (4-8) stands out, and the 14year veteran quickly points to Cleveland’s only win in the last 15 meetings, a 13-6 victory two years ago that effectively ended Pittsburgh’s bid for a playoff berth and consecutive Super Bowl titles. “They have beat us in some cases where we felt like we could just beat them just because we’ve had success over the years,” Ward said. The Steelers have won seven of their last eight following a 2-2 start and need to keep the pressure on Baltimore in the race for the AFC North title. Pittsburgh put together perhaps its best performance of the season in a 35-7 beatdown of Cincinnati last week. The defense shut down the upstart Bengals behind James Harrison’s three sacks while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace for a pair of scores. It’s proof, the Steelers insist, that they haven’t played their best football yet. Maybe, but their best football might not be required against the Browns, who have looked


Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the office of Centre County District Justice Daniel A. Hoffman under escort by Pennsylvania State Police and Attorney General’s Office officials in Bellefonte, Pa. on Thursday. Sandusky was arrested and jailed Wednesday on new child sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers according to authorities.

Sandusky jailed on new charges AP PHOTO

Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis (40) runs against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in Cleveland. overwhelmed and overmatched against quality opponents. Pulling off an upset on national television would do more than give first-year head coach Pat Shurmur the signature victory he so desperately craves, but also provide quarterback Colt McCoy with a much-needed boost. McCoy is 0-7 against AFC North opponents in his brief career. While the team’s issues go far beyond McCoy’s inexperience, he hasn’t exactly taken a step forward in his second season. Cleveland is 30th in the league in total offense and McCoy is 30th in the league in yards per attempt as the Browns have struggled to create big plays of any variety. Holding onto the ball has been an issue. According to Shurmur, Cleveland leads the NFL in dropped passes,

not exactly the way to instill confidence in a quarterback going through some very public and very painful growing pains. The Baltimore Ravens pummeled McCoy in a 24-10 win last week, knocking him down repeatedly and spraining his right knee. McCoy didn’t miss so much as a snap in practice during the shortened week, but he’ll be facing a defense that’s starting to show signs of its usual December nastiness. “They’re tough physical guys, they fly around, they’re a veteran group and they play together well,” McCoy said. “They know the twists, they know the blitzes, they know which gaps you’re going to in.” And they know it no matter who is in on the field. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley may sit out after aggravating his strained left hamstring in the first half

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DALLAS (AP) — The Miami Marlins plucked another free agent prize Wednesday, reaching a deal with four-time All-Star pitcher Mark Buehrle for $58 million over four years. Manager Ozzie Guillen praised Buehrle over and over at baseball’s winter meetings. They were together on the Chicago White Sox this season, and Guillen was eager to have the lefthander on his side next year. “This kid is special,” Guillen said. “He pitched in the big scenarios, big moments, very tough city to pitch. When people love you in Chicago, that means something.” Buehrle’s deal is subject to a physical, which the sides were arranging. The Marlins have been

the busiest team by far in the majors this week, spending $191 million on three prime free agents. They previously landed a pair of All-Stars: shortstop Jose Reyes and closer Heath Bell. Plus, they’ve been pursuing slugger Albert Pujols and pitcher C.J. Wilson. The 32-year-old Buehrle has been one of the majors’ most durable and effective pitchers for more than a decade. He has reached double figures in victories and thrown over 200 innings in each of the last 11 seasons, all with the White Sox. Buehrle was 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA this year and won his third straight Gold Glove. Buehrle is among the fastest workers in the big

leagues. It works for him he’s thrown two no-hitters while going 161-119 in the majors, including a perfect game against Tampa Bay in 2009. A workhorse for the White Sox, he helped them win the 2005 World Series when he even made a relief appearance. Chicago offered him salary arbitration last month, but he decided to find a new home after a visit to Miami, where the Marlins will move into a new ballpark next season. “Him moving from the American League to the National League, it’s a big step for us,” Guillen said. “I think he’s comfortable because I know what I’m going to get from him, and he knows what’s going to come from us, and I think that helps,” he said.

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questioned by a grand jury, which issued another report detailing chilling new allegations of abuse. Sandusky lawyer Joseph Amendola said after the arraignment Wednesday that he had not yet read the latest grand jury report, but said he has no reason to doubt Sandusky’s claims of innocence. Sandusky was unable to immediately post a $250,000 bail and was taken to jail. Like earlier accusers, both of the new alleged victims told the grand jury they met Sandusky through The Second Mile charity for at-risk children that he founded in 1977. “As in many of the other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of ‘grooming’ victims,” Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement. “Beginning with outings to football games and gifts; they later included physical contact that escalated to sexual assaults.”

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against the Bengals, though the Steelers have hardly missed a beat with Jason Worilds filling in. “We talk about the standard being the standard, and this is the time of year we have to live up to it,” Worilds said. The Steelers lived up to it against the Bengals, putting away a team with a ferocity they’ve lacked at times. Pittsburgh rolled up 28 points in the second quarter and scored touchdowns in each of its four trips inside the Cincinnati 20. It was the kind of cruelly efficient play the Steelers talked about with regularity in the preseason, when wide receiver Mike Wallace halfjoked about setting an NFL record for yards receiving and Roethlisberger kept saying this was the most talented group he’s played with since coming to the league in 2004.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and jailed Wednesday on new child sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers, including one who claims Sandusky molested him numerous times in a basement bedroom. The claims bring the number of Sandusky’s criminal accusers to 10 and he now faces more than 50 charges stemming from accusations he molested boys for years on Penn State property, in his home and elsewhere. The scandal has raised questions about whether Penn State officials did all they should have to stop the alleged activity and ended the careers of the school’s president and Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky, 67, was first arrested last month and has said repeatedly that he is innocent. The latest charges were brought after new accusers were


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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A county district attorney who has sharply criticized police and Syracuse University for their handling of sex-abuse allegations against an assistant basketball coach said Wednesday that he cannot bring charges but found that two men who accused him of sexual abuse are credible. Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said his investigation into the claims against fired coach Bernie Fine started out to answer several questions, among them: Were the first two accusers, Bobby Davis and his stepbrother Michael Lang, being truthful? “On almost every single criteria, Bobby Davis came

out as a credible person,” the district attorney said. “Mike Lang also comes across as a credible person.” On a third accuser, 23year-old Zach Tomaselli, Fitzpatrick said he has turned over school records and team travel records that may call into question Tomaselli’s claim that Fine abused him in 2002 in a Pittsburgh hotel when the team played a road game there. He called the records “exculpatory,” which is evidence that helps the defense. Fine’s lawyers say the records appear to prove Tomaselli lied. Tomaselli is one of three men who accuse Fine of molesting them when they were boys. Tomaselli’s

claims are the only ones among the three that are eligible for prosecution within the statute of limitations. “It appears now that there is proof that Tomaselli fabricated this allegation,” Fine’s lawyers, Donald Martin and Karl Sleight, said in a joint statement, their first since early on in the three-weekold scandal. “The incredible damage that Tomaselli has inflicted on Mr. Fine cannot be overstated.” Tomaselli’s phone rang unanswered Wednesday. The 65-year-old Fine, who had been Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim’s top assistant since 1976, has adamantly denied wrongdoing. He was fired Nov. 27.



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■ Girls Basketball

■ Wrestling


Bulldogs ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 Booher posted a record of 34-11 last year and will be wrestling in the 126 weight class this year. “He should get to state this year,” Ratcliff said. “I predict him to go for me.” Junior Dalton Sochacki (120), a letterwinner and district alternate as a sophomore, returns after a 24-8 record in 2010. “He’s come along well this year,” Ratcliff said. “He been working hard this year. Starting to learn how to put in the work. I look forward to getting him to district and hopefully out of district.” Also returning are sophomores Sam Hemmerick, who missed district by one match as a freshman, and Matt Bracci, who finished with a 15-15 record as a freshman, while wrestling at 220. “Wrestling in that class as a freshman, that is remarkable deal,” Ratcliff said. “Matt is a very tough kid. He works hard. He’ll be wrestling at

Troy’s Todda Norris drives Wednesday against West Carrollton. ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 Greenville 34-31 to start the year, confidence is just what the team needed heading into Saturday’s home showdown against Fairmont. “In our first two games, we did enough to win — but we weren’t executing, baskets weren’t falling,” Kopp said. “Tonight, the baskets were falling. Everything gelled. “The kids need confidence. They need to know that what we’re doing in practice is paying off.” Freshman Zechariah Bond came off the bench to lead the team with 14 tough points inside and added a game-high six rebounds, as well, while seniors Chelsey Sakal and Kristen Wood put their individual skills to use, too. Sakal knocked down three of the team’s five 3-pointers and scored 13 points, while Wood knifed her way to the basket on the dribble on her way to a 10point, three-assist night. “We were 5 for 9 from 3point range tonight,” Kopp said. “That’s better than the 6 for 36 we have been. Hopefully we can stay closer to that 5 for 9 mark from here on out. “Zechariah came off the bench and really sparked us, and Morgan (Taylor) had about five or six deflections early in the game and really set the tone defensively.” Junior Todda Norris did a bit of everything with eight points, four rebounds, four assist and four steals as the Trojans recorded 17 steals and forced a total of 23 turnovers as a team. Tori Merrell added six points and four rebounds to help Troy outrebound West Carrollton 31-21. All in all, 10 Trojans found their way into the scorebook. “We thought it would be to our advantage to turn up the half-court pressure and trap when we could,” Kopp said. “It was a team effort. We got 12 kids into the game, and girls got some valuable experience at different times in the game.” And it was a game that was never in doubt.


285, but he will be down to 220 at some point.” Also joining the team is freshman Canaan Berry (106 pounds) and lone senior Cainan Osswald (145). “Berry took third at league last year,” Ratcliff said. “He’s a hard worker. He’s young, dedicated, wrestles year-round. His overall dedication and work ethic is going to prevail for him. “Osswald is a transfer from Twin Valley South. It’s his second year wrestling. He took sixth in the sectional, and that’s pretty impressive for someone to do that in their first year. This kid has a lot of talent and works hard. With the way he is working, he’s a quick learner. He wants to learn, and he always puts 110 percent every time he hits the mat.” The six-strong members of the Milton team will open the season on Dec. 10 when they host a quad against Trotwood, National Trail and Northridge.

■ Bowling


Troy’s Morgan Taylor is fouled going up for a shot Wednesday against West Carrollton at the Trojan Activities Center. After the score was tied at 2-2, Troy went on a ninepoint run to pull ahead and extended that lead to 31-9 at the half. The Trojans then scored the first 24 points of the third holding the quarter, Pirates scoreless until the final 47 seconds of the frame. Troy still struggled from the free throw line, though, going 13 for 25 in the game. But defensively the Trojans truly shined, giving up only seven field goals — in fact, no Pirate had more than on field goal. Sierra Gleissner and Kendra Layne led the team with three points apiece. Now Troy heads into Saturday’s game against Fairmont with momentum, knowing it will be the team’s biggest test yet. “The were the state runner-up last year, and they’re No. 1 in the state right now,” Kopp said. “It’ll be a great challenge for us. We’ve got to know that any mistake we make will be capitalized on, so we’ve got Troy’s Tori Merrell scores against West Carrollton to be ready to go.” Wednesday. And make sure all of Dorian Broyles 1-0-2. Totals: 7-5- 0. Totals: 23-13-64. the pieces are in place 19. Score By Quarters again. Troy — 64 WC 4 9 13 19 W. Carrollton — 19 Crystal Caldwell 1-0-2, Sam Stidham 0-0-0, Jordan Cochrane 0-1-1, Michaela Schwing 1-0-2, Lily Davison 0-0-0, McKenzie Hild 0-2-2, Sierra Gleissner 1-1-3, Madison Patton 1-0-2, Kendra Layne 1-1-3, Imari Woods 1-0-2,

Mackenzie Schulz 2-0-4, Chelsey Sakal 5-0-13, Todda Norris 2-4-8, Zechariah Bond 5-414, Tori Merrell 3-0-6, Courtney Mazzulla 1-0-3, Shelby Schultz 00-0, Maci Wadsworth 0-1-1, Kristen Wood 4-1-10, Jalissa Washington 1-0-2, Dani Lade 0-0-

Troy 15 31 55 64 3-point goals: West Carrollton — none. Troy — Sakal 3, Mazzulla, Wood. Records: West Carrollton 03. Troy 3-0. Reserve score: Troy 36, West Carrollton 21.

Red Devils sweep Arrows Tipp off to best start in school history Staff Reports


The Tippecanoe boys and girls bowling teams swept Tecumseh Wednesday, both cruising to the best starts to a season in school history. The Red Devil boys knocked off the Arrows 2,751-2,408, while the girls won 2,393-1,849. “Coach (Adam) Grubb and I were really pleased with the results tonight,” Tippecanoe coach Clay Lavercombe said. “Both the boys and girls teams shot the best they have all year tonight, the boys breaking 2,700 for the first time and the girls almost getting 2,400. “We couldn’t be happier with the start to our season with the boys starting 2-1 (2-0 Central Buckeye Conference) and the girls starting 3-0 (2-0 CBC) — both the best starts in school history.” Ryan Rittenhouse led the Tippecanoe boys with games of 237-215 for a 452 series. Luke Nimer rolled 213-212—425, Steven Calhoun rolled 201-215—416, Logan Banks rolled 184-182— 366, Josh Bellas added a 135 game and Jack

Bauder added a 166 game. “Ryan, Luke, and Steven all came up big tonight shooting 400plus series,” Lavercombe said. “That is so huge. The boys also bakered the best tonight they have all year. The boys were fired up and had high intensity the entire night. They were really gelling.” Caitlin Wolff led the girls with games of 193220 for a 413 series. Rebecca Milas rolled 200159—359, Chelsea Brown rolled 162-180— 342, Demi York rolled 149-170—319 and Jordan Amspaugh rolled 138-160—298. “The girls bowled fantastic, as well,” Lavercombe said. “Caitlin came up big shooting her first 400plus series of the season, and Rebecca came up big with a 200 game. Just like the boys, the girls were really clicking as a team and gelling together. They were fired up and ready to win tonight.”

■ College Basketball

Dillard has the answers in Dayton’s upset win DAYTON (AP) — When Alabama cut a 16-point lead to four, Kevin Dillard had just the right response. Dayton’s point guard made a pair of 3-pointers to put the Flyers back out in front by a comfortable margin and send them on the way to a 74-62 win over the No. 16 Crimson Tide. “When they went on their run and we were only up by four, the pressure was kind of on us,” Dillard said. “That was kind of like a pressure release because then the ball’s in their court.” Chris Johnson scored 20 points and Dayton closed with a 17-9 run to beat a major-conference team for the third time this season ruining Tide coach Anthony Grant’s homecoming. “The crowd tonight was really, really passionate and enthusiastic,” Grant said. “I realize why we won so many games here when I played.” Grant starred for the Flyers from 1983-87.

Alabama fell behind 3827 at halftime with star forward JaMychal Green on the bench most of the first half with two fouls. Green scored the Tide’s first six points and finished with 12 on 6 of 9 shooting. The Flyers lost 84-55 at home to Buffalo a week ago when they shot 28.1 percent. Then they lost 75-58 at Murray State on Sunday. All this after winning three straight over Wake Forest, Fairfield and Minnesota to win a Thanksgiving weekend tournament in Orlando. “This is the Dayton team,” said Dillard, who transferred from Southern Illinois. “The one from the last two games is when we’re not ready and focused. We’ve got to attack every day with the same mentality.” Dayton (6-3) led 56-40 with 11:52 to play when Alabama increased its defensive pressure to cut its deficit to 57-53 with 7:43 left. After the Flyers wilted

under Alabama’s full-court pressure and traps in the second half, Dillard erased the ball-handling and passing errors of his team with those two 3-pointers that pushed Dayton’s lead to 63-53. The Flyers shot 60.9 percent from the floor and 10 of 19 from 3-point range to score the most points Alabama has allowed this season. Tide opponents were shooting just 33.3 percent from the field entering the game. Josh Parker came off the Dayton bench to make 3 of 5 3-pointers and score 17 points. Dillard added 14 and Josh Benson 11. Alabama, which lost its second straight game, was playing a true road game for the first time this season. The Tide finally found some momentum with a full-court, trapping defense. Green’s steal at half court as he came up to trap Dayton’s Devin Oliver led to a layup for Trevor Releford that cut Dayton’s lead to 57-53 with 7:43 to play.


Dayton’s Chris Johnson drives through the Alabama defense of Tony Mitchell (5) and Trevor Releford (12) during the second half Wednesday in Dayton. Alabama had extended its 2-3 zone, giving Dayton’s offense problems. Then Dillard busted that zone with consecutive 3pointers to push the lead to 63-53 with 6:09 left. “They came out with great passion,” Grant said of Dayton. “When we were

down 14-16 our pride and passion kicked in. It should have been that way for 40 minutes.” No. 5 Louisville 90, IUPUI 60 Chris Smith matched his personal best with 19 points to go over 1,000 for his career and No. 5

Louisville beat IUPUI 9060 Wednesday night for the Cardinals’ 16th straight victory at home. Gorgui Dieng hit all eight of his shots to set a career high with 18 points to go along with 12 rebounds as the Cardinals started 8-0 for the second straight season. No. 7 Duke 87, Colorado St. 64 Freshman Austin Rivers scored 17 points for No. 7 Duke and Andre Dawkins added 15 firsthalf points for the Blue Devils. Duke (8-1) was playing its first game since last week’s lopsided loss at Ohio State. Duke had no trouble knocking down shots and finished the game shooting 56 percent, with Dawkins and Mason Plumlee helping the Blue Devils build a 17-point halftime margin. No. 12 Florida 78, Arizona 72, OT Patric Young scored a career-high 25 points and Erving Walker made free throws down the stretch.



Thursday, December 8, 2011

FOOTBALL National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 9 3 0 .750 362 247 7 5 0 .583 290 260 N.Y. Jets 5 7 0 .417 278 304 Buffalo 4 8 0 .333 246 220 Miami South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 9 3 0 .750 310 189 Tennessee 7 5 0 .583 249 229 3 9 0 .250 152 238 Jacksonville 0 12 0 .000 174 358 Indianapolis North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 9 3 0 .750 296 192 Pittsburgh 9 3 0 .750 268 195 Cincinnati 7 5 0 .583 266 250 4 8 0 .333 175 240 Cleveland West W L T Pct PF PA 7 5 0 .583 256 292 Denver 7 5 0 .583 274 308 Oakland Kansas City 5 7 0 .417 163 268 San Diego 5 7 0 .417 287 289 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA 7 5 0 .583 283 244 Dallas 6 6 0 .500 287 315 N.Y. Giants Philadelphia 4 8 0 .333 271 282 Washington 4 8 0 .333 202 256 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 9 3 0 .750 393 269 7 5 0 .583 269 244 Atlanta 4 8 0 .333 290 324 Carolina Tampa Bay 4 8 0 .333 218 329 North W L T Pct PF PA x-Green Bay 12 0 0 1.000 420 262 7 5 0 .583 291 242 Chicago 7 5 0 .583 333 277 Detroit 2 10 0 .167 246 330 Minnesota West W L T Pct PF PA x-San Francisco10 2 0 .833 288 161 Seattle 5 7 0 .417 216 246 5 7 0 .417 232 269 Arizona 2 10 0 .167 140 296 St. Louis x-clinched division Thursday's Game Seattle 31, Philadelphia 14 Sunday's Games Kansas City 10, Chicago 3 Houston 17, Atlanta 10 Denver 35, Minnesota 32 Carolina 38, Tampa Bay 19 Pittsburgh 35, Cincinnati 7 N.Y. Jets 34, Washington 19 Miami 34, Oakland 14 Tennessee 23, Buffalo 17 New England 31, Indianapolis 24 Baltimore 24, Cleveland 10 San Francisco 26, St. Louis 0 Arizona 19, Dallas 13, OT Green Bay 38, N.Y. Giants 35 New Orleans 31, Detroit 17 Monday's Game San Diego 38, Jacksonville 14 Thursday, Dec. 8 Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 New Orleans at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 1 p.m. New England at Washington, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Buffalo at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 St. Louis at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Wyoming (8-4) vs. Temple (8-4), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Utah State (7-5) vs. Ohio (9-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) vs. San Diego State (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall (6-6) vs. FIU (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU (10-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State (11-1) vs. Arizona State (66), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (66), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (84), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor (9-3) vs.Washington (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), Noon (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville,Tenn. Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest

(6-6), 6:40 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 10 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 31 Meinke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (66), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso,Texas Georgia Tech (8-4) vs.Utah (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis,Tenn. Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), Noon (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (102), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (103), 1 p.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Stanford (11-1) vs.Oklahoma State (111), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs.Virginia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington,Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (102), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 8 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, TBA, (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 28 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Feb. 5 Texas vs. Nation At San Antonio Texas vs. Nation, 2 p.m. (CBSSN) NCAA Division II Football Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 19 North Greenville 63, Albany State (Ga.) 14 California (Pa.) 44, Elizabeth City State 0 Kutztown 17, Concord 14 North Alabama 43, West Alabama 27 Northwest Missouri State 35, Missouri Western 29 Minnesota-Duluth 30, Saginaw Valley 27 Wayne State (Mich.) 48, St. Cloud State 38 Washburn 52, Abilene Christian 49 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 26 New Haven 44, Kutztown 37 North Greenville 58, at Mars Hill 32 Northwest Missouri State 38, Midwestern State 31 Wayne State (Mich.) 38, NebraskaKearney 20 Winston-Salem 35, California (Pa.) 28 Delta State 42, North Alabama 14 Pittsburg State 31, Washburn 22 Minnesota-Duluth 24, Colorado StatePueblo 21 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 3 Winston-Salem 27, New Haven 7 Wayne State (Mich.) 31, MinnesotaDuluth 25 Delta State 28, North Greenville 23 Pittsburg State 41, Northwest Missouri State 16 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 10 Wayne State (11-3) at Winston-Salem (13-0), 2 p.m. Delta State (11-2) at Pittsburg State (11-1), 7:05 p.m. Championship Saturday, Dec. 17 At Braly Municipal Stadium Florence, Ala. Semifinal winners, 11 a.m. NCAA Division III Football Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 19 Franklin 24, Thomas More 21 Kean 34, Christopher Newport 10 Salisbury 62, Western New England 24 St. John Fisher 23, Johns Hopkins 12 Delaware Valley 62, Norwich 10 Wesley 35, Hobart 28 Wabash 38, Illinois College 20 Centre 51, Hampden-Sydney 41 Mount Union 47, Benedictine (Ill.) 7 Wis.-Whitewater 59, Albion 0 St.Thomas (Minn.) 48, St.Scholastica 2 Monmouth (Ill.) 33, Illinois-Wesleyan 27 Mary Hardin-Baylor 34, Redlands 13 McMurry 25, Trinity (Texas) 16 North Central (Ill.) 59, Dubuque 13 Linfield 30, Cal Lutheran 27 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 26 Salisbury 49, Kean 47 St. John Fisher 27, Delaware Valley 14 Mount Union 30, Centre 10 Wabash 29, North Central (Ill.) 28



SPORTS ON TV TODAY GOLF 3 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Dubai World Championship, second round, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Harvard at UConn 9 p.m. ESPN2 — West Virginia at Kansas St. NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. NFL — Cleveland at Pittsburgh

FRIDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I, FCS, playoffs, quarterfinals, teams and site TBD GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — Franklin Templeton Shootout, first round, at Naples, Fla. (same-day tape) 3 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Dubai World Championship, third round, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Richmond at VCU PREP FOOTBALL 10:30 p.m. FSN — CIF-Southern Section, division final, teams and site TBD

THE BCS RANKINGS Final Standings Rk 1 1. LSU 2. Alabama 2 3. Oklahoma St. 3 4 4. Stanford 5 5. Oregon 6. Arkansas 7 7. Boise St. 6 8. Kansas St. 10 9. South Carolina 9 8 10. Wisconsin 11. Virginia Tech 11 16 12. Baylor 12 13. Michigan 14. Oklahoma 19 14 15. Clemson 18 16. Georgia 17. Michigan St. 13 18. TCU 15 17 19. Houston 20 20. Nebraska 21. Southern Miss21 22. Penn St. 23 23. West Virginia 22 34 24. Texas 31 25. Auburn

Harris Pts Pct 2875 1.0000 2723 0.9471 2654 0.9231 2504 0.8710 2372 0.8250 2163 0.7523 2236 0.7777 1733 0.6028 1833 0.6376 2060 0.7165 1498 0.5210 1228 0.4271 1447 0.5033 933 0.3245 1351 0.4699 1095 0.3809 1428 0.4967 1245 0.4330 1132 0.3937 717 0.2494 711 0.2473 383 0.1332 522 0.1816 6 0.0021 15 0.0052

Wesley 49, Linfield 34 Wis.-Whitewater 41, Franklin 14 St. Thomas (Minn.) 38, Monmouth (Ill.) 10 Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, McMurry 20 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 3 Mount Union 20, Wabash 8 Wis.-Whitewater 34, Salisbury 14 St. Thomas (Minn.) 45, St. John Fisher 10 Wesley 27, Mary Hardin-Baylor 24 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 10 Wesley (12-1) at Mount Union (13-0), Noon St. Thomas (Minn.) (13-0) at Wis.Whitewater (13-0), 3:30 p.m. Championship Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday, Dec. 16 At Salem Stadium Salem,Va. Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. NAIA Football Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 19 Marian (Ind.) 31, Grand View (Iowa) 0 St. Francis (Ind.) 28, Missouri Valley 14 Georgetown (Ky.) 21, Benedictine (Kan.) 7 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 40, Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 28 St. Xavier (Ill.) 51, Bethel (Tenn.) 13 St. Francis (Ill.) 21, Morningside (Iowa) 17 Carroll (Mont.) 47, Valley City State (N.D.) 0 Azusa Pacific 49, Ottawa (Kan.) 26 Quarterfinals Saturday, Nov. 26 Marian (Ind.) 49, St. Francis (Ill.) 7 Georgetown (Ky.) 26, St. Francis (Ind.) 14 St. Xavier (Ill.) 22, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 14 Carroll (Mont.) 17, Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 14 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 3 St. Xavier (Ill.) 30, Marian (Ind.) 27 Carroll (Mont.) 35, Georgetown (Ky.) 3 Championship Saturday, Dec. 17 At Barron Stadium Rome, Ga. St. Xavier (Ill.) (13-1) vs. Carroll (Mont.) (12-1), 4:30 p.m.

BASKETBALL The Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 4, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: .................................Record Pts Prv 1. Kentucky (47)..........8-0 1,606 1 2. Ohio St. (18) ...........8-0 1,575 2 3. Syracuse.................8-0 1,491 4 4. North Carolina ........6-2 1,328 5 5. Louisville .................7-0 1,325 6 6. Baylor ......................7-0 1,283 7 7. Duke........................7-1 1,264 3 8. Xavier ......................6-0 1,133 11 9. UConn.....................7-1 1,120 8 10. Missouri ................7-0 1,009 13 11. Marquette..............7-0 982 16 12. Florida...................5-2 923 10 13. Kansas..................5-2 833 15 14. Wisconsin..............6-2 665 9 15. Pittsburgh..............7-1 660 17 16. Alabama................7-1 635 12 17. Mississippi St........8-1 493 21 18. Georgetown..........7-1 491 — 19. Creighton ..............7-0 352 —

Rk 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 10 9 8 11 16 12 19 14 18 13 15 17 20 21 23 22 34 -

USA Today Pts Pct 1475 1.0000 1399 0.9485 1367 0.9268 1286 0.8719 1232 0.8353 1112 0.7539 1128 0.7647 878 0.5953 971 0.6583 1085 0.7356 835 0.5661 599 0.4061 789 0.5349 437 0.2963 657 0.4454 538 0.3647 735 0.4983 631 0.4278 542 0.3675 402 0.2725 366 0.2481 189 0.1281 278 0.1885 1 0.0007 - 0.0000

Rk 1 3 2 t5 8 t5 9 4 10 14 13 11 15 7 16 12 21 17 18 19 25 24 29 19 21

Computer BCS Pct Avg Pv 1.000 1.0000 1 .930 0.9419 2 .950 0.9333 3 .800 0.8476 4 .710 0.7901 9 .800 0.7687 8 .680 0.7408 7 .850 0.6827 11 .670 0.6553 12 .460 0.6374 15 .470 0.5190 5 .660 0.4977 17 .400 0.4794 16 .760 0.4603 10 .350 0.4218 20 .490 0.4119 14 .170 0.3883 13 .300 0.3869 18 .290 0.3504 6 .260 0.2606 19 .080 0.1918 24 .130 0.1305 21 .000 0.1233 23 .260 0.0876 22 .170 0.0584 NR

312 14 20. Michigan ...............6-2 216 22 21. Memphis...............4-2 22.Texas A&M............6-1 199 25 197 19 23. Gonzaga...............5-1 193 — 24. Illinois ....................8-0 191 — 25. Harvard.................8-0 Others receiving votes: UNLV 188, Vanderbilt 141, Michigan St. 135, San Diego St. 50, Virginia 26, Saint Louis 25, Stanford 23, Purdue 12, California 11, Cleveland St. 9, Florida St. 7, Kansas St. 6, Arizona 5, Indiana 4, Murray St. 2, N. Iowa 2, Oregon St. 2, UC Santa Barbara 1. USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 4, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Pts Pvs ...............................Record 1. Kentucky (19) ........8-0 763 1 2. Ohio State (11)......8-0 754 2 3. Syracuse (1)..........8-0 713 3 4. Louisville................7-0 654 6 5. Duke ......................7-1 611 4 6. North Carolina.......6-2 594 5 7. Baylor.....................7-0 582 8 8. Xavier.....................6-0 538 11 9. Connecticut ...........7-1 533 10 10. Missouri ...............7-0 511 13 11. Marquette ............7-0 468 16 12. Florida..................5-2 419 9 13. Kansas ................5-2 385 14 14. Pittsburgh ............7-1 359 17 15. Alabama ..............7-1 326 12 16. Wisconsin ............6-2 306 7 17. Creighton.............7-0 222 22 18. Mississippi State .8-1 208 24 19. Michigan ..............6-2 164 15 20. Memphis..............4-2 154 21 21. Georgetown.........7-1 136 — 22. Illinois...................8-0 96 — 22. Gonzaga..............5-1 96 18 24. Harvard................8-0 95 — 25. Texas A&M ..........6-1 79 — Others receiving votes: UNLV 62, Vanderbilt 61, California 32, San Diego State 30, Michigan State 29, Indiana 23, Saint Louis 18, Murray State 8, Northwestern 8, Stanford 7, Kansas State 4, Purdue 4, Saint Mary's 4, Virginia 4, Cincinnati 3, Cleveland State 3, Washington 3, Arizona 2, Tulane 2, George Mason 1, Northern Iowa 1. The Women's Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 4, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: .................................Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (39) ..............8-0 975 1 2. UConn.....................7-0 928 2 3. Notre Dame............7-1 895 3 4. Stanford...................6-1 855 5 5. Maryland.................9-0 792 6 6. Duke........................6-1 750 7 7.Tennessee...............4-2 729 8 8.Texas A&M..............6-1 698 4 9. Miami.......................6-1 671 9 10. Kentucky ...............8-0 597 12 11. Rutgers .................8-0 595 11 12. Purdue ..................7-1 554 13 13. Ohio St..................7-0 449 17 14. Georgia.................7-1 430 15 15. Louisville ...............7-2 428 10 16.Texas Tech ............7-0 395 19 17. Penn St. ................6-2 324 16 18. North Carolina......5-1 287 14 19. Georgetown..........7-2 267 20 20. DePaul ..................6-1 211 22 21. Green Bay ............7-0 194 23 22. Delaware...............6-0 156 24 23.Vanderbilt ..............9-0 155 25

154 18 24. Oklahoma .............3-2 87 21 25.Texas .....................5-2 Others receiving votes: Michigan 17, Nebraska 14, Southern Cal 13, LSU 12, Florida St. 9, Virginia 9, California 8, Arkansas 5, Arizona St. 3, Tulane 3, Georgia Tech 2, Gonzaga 2, Northwestern 2. USA Today/ESPN Women's Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 5, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Pts Prv .................................Record 1. Baylor (29) ..............8-0 773 1 2. Connecticut (2).......7-0 745 2 3. Notre Dame............7-1 711 3 681 5 4. Stanford...................6-1 630 6 5. Duke........................6-1 602 7 6. Maryland.................9-0 578 4 7.Texas A&M..............6-1 8.Tennessee...............4-2 567 8 9. Miami.......................7-1 539 9 10. Kentucky ...............8-0 520 10 421 12 11. Rutgers .................8-1 418 14 12. Georgia.................7-1 367 11 13. Louisville ...............7-2 366 16 14. Purdue ..................7-1 15. Ohio State.............7-0 313 t18 16. Green Bay ............7-0 292 17 17. North Carolina......5-1 272 13 18. Penn State............6-2 257 15 198 t22 19.Vanderbilt ..............9-0 196 20 20. Georgetown..........7-2 182 21 21. DePaul ..................6-1 136 25 22.Texas Tech ............7-0 23. Oklahoma .............3-2 128 t18 24.Texas .....................5-2 69 t22 25. Delaware...............7-0 59 Others receiving votes: Michigan 16, Gonzaga 15, Georgia Tech 12, Kansas 3, Nebraska 3, California 2, Florida 2, Princeton 1, Syracuse 1. Wednesday's Scores Boys Basketball Chesterland W. Geauga 47, Maple Hts. 35 Cin. Clark Montessori 47, Cin. Riverview East 39 Cin. Colerain 78, Ryle, Ky. 46 Circleville 51, Washington C.H. 39 Cols. Briggs 63, Groveport-Madison 57 Granville 64, Cols. Horizon Science 43 Mantua Crestwood 58, Garrettsville Garfield 47 New Day Academy 64, Hearts for Jesus Christ High School 40 Portsmouth Notre Dame 56, McDermott Scioto NW 34 Rayland Buckeye 77, Oak Glen, W.Va. 51 Richmond Hts. 69, Cornerstone Christian 50 Wednesday's Scores Girls Basketball Akr. Hoban 74, Canal Fulton Northwest 55 Avon Lake 54, Berea 30 Berlin Hiland 73, Tuscarawas Cent. Cath. 16 Centerville 46, Beavercreek 30 Cin. Clark Montessori 62, Cin. Riverview East 21 Cin. Country Day 56, Cin. N. College Hill 28 Cin. Glen Este 50, Cin. Walnut Hills 31 Cin. Indian Hill 62, Cin. Finneytown 45 Cin. Madeira 51, Cin. Deer Park 17 Cin. Mt. Healthy 48, Trenton Edgewood 34 Cin. Princeton 75, Boone Co., Ky. 66 Cin. Summit Country Day 45, Cin. Seven Hills 29 Cin. Turpin 42, Cin. Anderson 26 Cin. Western Hills 50, Cin. Taft 47 Cin. Winton Woods 52, Hamilton Ross 32 Cin. Wyoming 41, Cin. Mariemont 32 Clarksville Clinton-Massie 41, Greenfield McClain 28 Cle. Cent. Cath. 82, Cle. John Adams 24 Cle. Rhodes 52, Fuchs Mizrachi 31 Cols. Ready 58, Cols. School for Girls 12 Cols. Watterson 42, Cols. Hartley 32 Copley 35, Richfield Revere 31 Day. Carroll 97, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 16 Day. Chaminade-Julienne 64, Cin. McNicholas 35 Dover 50, Carrollton 39 Eastlake N. 54, Cle. Hts. 50 Elyria Cath. 64, Vermilion 53 Fairborn 46, Miamisburg 24 Fairview 48, Medina Buckeye 36 Gates Mills Gilmour 49, Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown 41 Harrison 39, Norwood 23 Huber Hts. Wayne 51, Clayton Northmont 49 Hudson 60, Shaker Hts. 52 Jackson 57, Portsmouth 45 Kent Roosevelt 65, Mogadore Field 30 Kettering Alter 61, Hamilton Badin 56 Kettering Fairmont 72, Springfield 30 Lebanon 60, Xenia 46 Lewistown Indian Lake 49, Spring. Shawnee 45 Lockland 61, Cin. Clark Montessori 53 Lodi Cloverleaf 38, Tallmadge 33 Logan 43, Chillicothe 30 London Madison Plains 57, Cedarville 33 Loveland 45, Morrow Little Miami 40 Malvern 29, Magnolia Sandy Valley 21 Mayfield 50, Strongsville 45 Mentor Lake Cath. 58, Akr. SVSM 55 Middleburg Hts. Midpark 68, Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 34 Middletown Fenwick 40, Cin. Purcell Marian 28 Minerva 68, E. Liverpool 52 Mt. Gilead 59, Sparta Highland 58 N. Royalton 66, Shaker Hts. Laurel 53 Navarre Fairless 51, Can. Timken 44 New Carlisle Tecumseh 77, Urbana 74 New Concord John Glenn 51, New Lexington 37 New Philadelphia 45, Louisville Aquinas 25 Oberlin Firelands 45, Rocky River Lutheran W. 41 Olmsted Falls 27, N. Olmsted 25 Oxford Talawanda 71, Cin. NW 29 Parma Hts. Holy Name 55, Cle. St. Joseph 40 Parma Hts. Valley Forge 48, Garfield Hts. Trinity 41 Parma Padua 68, Parma Normandy 54 Reading 45, N. Bend Taylor 38 Rocky River 43, Bay Village Bay 36 Spring. Greenon 44, Bellefontaine 32 Spring. Kenton Ridge 86, Spring. NW 33 St. Paris Graham 50, Riverside

Stebbins 44 Steubenville 44, Steubenville Cath. Cent. 30 Stow-Munroe Falls 93, Garfield Hts. 33 Strasburg-Franklin 58, Bowerston Conotton Valley 44 Streetsboro 45, Akr. Springfield 27 Sugarcreek Garaway 27, Warsaw River View 22 Thornville Sheridan 44, Crooksville 40 Tipp City Tippecanoe 69, Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan 33 Tol. Rogers 71, Tol. Waite 31 Tol. Scott 73, Tol. Start 19 Tol. Woodward 53, Tol. Bowsher 50 Troy 64, W. Carrollton 19 Twinsburg 57, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 52 Vandalia Butler 37, Sidney 30 Vincent Warren 51, Gallipolis Gallia 32 W. Lafayette Ridgewood 62, Newcomerstown 47 Westlake 50, Amherst Steele 27 Willoughby S. 56, Painesville Riverside 55 Wilmington 50, Kings Mills Kings 32 Wooster Triway 62, Massillon Tuslaw 52 Zanesville 46, Dresden Tri-Valley 35 Zanesville Maysville 60, McConnelsville Morgan 35 Zanesville Rosecrans 58, Coshocton 30 Zanesville W. Muskingum 48, Philo 41 Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 63, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 51

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 28 16 8 4 36 86 69 Philadelphia 26 16 7 3 35 93 77 N.Y. Rangers 24 15 6 3 33 71 55 New Jersey 26 13 12 1 27 65 74 N.Y. Islanders 25 9 11 5 23 57 79 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 26 17 8 1 35 89 54 28 15 10 3 33 89 90 Toronto 27 14 11 2 30 76 74 Buffalo 28 13 12 3 29 86 96 Ottawa Montreal 28 11 11 6 28 69 72 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 27 15 8 4 34 78 69 Washington 27 14 12 1 29 84 87 Winnipeg 27 12 11 4 28 77 83 Tampa Bay 27 11 14 2 24 70 89 29 8 17 4 20 72101 Carolina WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 28 16 8 4 36 93 88 Chicago Detroit 26 16 9 1 33 77 59 27 15 9 3 33 66 60 St. Louis 27 12 11 4 28 70 74 Nashville Columbus 27 8 16 3 19 65 90 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 28 18 7 3 39 71 61 Vancouver 27 16 10 1 33 89 67 Edmonton 27 13 11 3 29 76 71 28 13 14 1 27 75 84 Colorado 27 12 13 2 26 67 78 Calgary Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 27 15 9 3 33 74 67 Phoenix 26 15 10 1 31 69 72 Dallas Los Angeles 27 13 10 4 30 62 61 24 14 9 1 29 68 58 San Jose 27 8 14 5 21 63 88 Anaheim NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday's Games Columbus 3, Montreal 2, SO New Jersey 3, Toronto 2, OT N.Y. Islanders 5, Tampa Bay 1 St. Louis 3, Detroit 2 Phoenix 3, Nashville 2 Winnipeg 2, Boston 1 Calgary 7, Carolina 6 Vancouver 6, Colorado 0 Anaheim 3, Los Angeles 2 Minnesota 2, San Jose 1 Wednesday's Games Washington 5, Ottawa 3 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, OT Carolina at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. Florida at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

GOLF World Golf Ranking Through Dec. 4 1. Luke Donald ...............ENG 10.20 2. Rory McIlroy .................NIR 8.14 3. Lee Westwood............ENG 8.08 4. Martin Kaymer............GER 6.91 5. Steve Stricker..............USA 5.67 6. Adam Scott..................AUS 5.63 7. Dustin Johnson...........USA 5.58 8. Jason Day....................AUS 5.31 9. Webb Simpson............USA 5.20 10. Matt Kuchar...............USA 5.00 11. Nick Watney ..............USA 4.93 12. Phil Mickelson...........USA 4.78 13. Charl Schwartzel.......SAF 4.71 14. Graeme McDowell .....NIR 4.69 15. K.J. Choi....................KOR 4.53 16. Justin Rose...............ENG 4.05 17. Sergio Garcia............ESP 4.00 18. Hunter Mahan...........USA 3.97 19. Paul Casey ...............ENG 3.93 20. Bubba Watson ..........USA 3.90 21.Tiger Woods..............USA 3.74 22. Robert Karlsson.......SWE 3.69 23. Kyung-Tae Kim .........KOR 3.67 24. David Toms................USA 3.66 25. Bill Haas ....................USA 3.58 26. Ian Poulter.................ENG 3.54 27. Bo Van Pelt................USA 3.53 28. Rickie Fowler.............USA 3.41 29. Keegan Bradley ........USA 3.38 30. Sang-Moon Bae .......KOR 3.36 31. Jason Dufner.............USA 3.35 32. Simon Dyson............ENG 3.32 33. Zach Johnson...........USA 3.27 34. Brandt Snedeker.......USA 3.24 35. Anders Hansen ........DEN 3.23 36.Thomas Bjorn ...........DEN 3.20 37. Fredrik Jacobson .....SWE 3.19 38. Louis Oosthuizen ......SAF 3.03 39. Geoff Ogilvy ..............AUS 3.03 40. Francesco Molinari......ITA 3.03 41. Miguel Angel JimenezESP 3.00 42.Y.E.Yang ....................KOR 2.99


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