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December 12, 2011 It’s Where You Live! Volume 103, No. 296


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Braun doesn’t fit user stereotype

believe in the WASHINGTON (AP) — In Republican making the case for his re-elecagenda of lower tion, President Barack Obama is taxes, including arguing that it doesn’t matter for the wealthy, who the Republicans nominate to and weaker run against him because the core regulations philosophy of the GOP candidates then he will is the same and will stand in lose. sharp relief with his own. “I don’t The president laid out an arguthink that’s ment for a second term in a wide where the ranging interview on CBS’ “60 OBAMA American peoMinutes” that aired Sunday, bluntly saying that if voters ple are going to go,” he added,

“because I don’t think the American people believe that based on what they’ve seen before, that’s going to work.” For some time, Democrats and Obama allies have been anticipating that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will ultimately win the Republican nomination. But with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich atop many polls now, Democrats have begun to train their fire on him. Obama argued that the two

Republicans represent the same fundamental set of beliefs. “The contrast in visions between where I want to take the country and what … where they say they want to take the country is going to be stark,” he said. “And the American people are going to have a good choice and it’s going to be a good debate.” He rejected questioner Steve Kroft’s suggestion that the public

U.S. online holiday sales up

Ryan Braun certainly doesn’t fit the image fans conjure up when they hear that a baseball slugger has been accused of using performanceenhancing drugs. Since he joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007, Braun has belted big home runs not with cartoonishly large muscles, but with a sweet swing and an ultra-quick bat. Last season, he helped drive the Brewers to the playoffs and was voted the NL’s Most Valuable Player. Now Braun finds himself fighting a 50-game suspension after news leaked that he has tested positive for a banned substance. He steadfastly maintains his innocence. See page 15.

Climb sends number to $24.6 billion

River flooding getting worse Flooding along the Cache River in Craighead, Lawrence and Jackson counties seems to be getting worse and more frequent, according to farmers and a state official. A logjam has blocked the Cache south of Grubbs for nearly half a century, but a Bonoarea farmer said that’s not the whole problem. Cleo Watkins Jr. said Friday that further north in Greene and Clay counties and into Missouri, the Cache has been dredged or channeled, allowing water to flow down the river more rapidly until it reaches Craighead County, where it starts to drift out onto the countryside.

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Pastor Chris Daum talks about the True Life Community Church, which holds its services in a former banquet center of the Quality Inn in Troy.

Pastor follows calling Begins a church in hometown BY RON OSBURN Staff Writer


Some people struggle with deciding what they want to be in life. Chris Daum knew at an early age he wanted to be a pastor. “When I was just a kid, I’d drive down to Cincinnati with my Dad when he was attending the Cincinnati Bible Seminary. I decided then, at 9 years old, that (being a pastor) was what I wanted to do,” Daum, now, 41, said last week. Chris first moved to Troy in 1979 when his father, David Daum, began a decade of service as pastor of Troy Christian Church. He said he developed a unique and lasting attachment to the Troy community and knew he’d return to the area, even as he followed

a 13-year journey of church service that over the years took him to northeast Ohio, Florida and Indianapolis. “I’ve always had a vision in my heart from my early 20s to have a church in Troy,” he said. An important part of the vision, he said, was a church that “was more than just a religious organization, but a church that reaches out and changes our community for the better by truly being a part of our community.” After eight years in Indianapolis, Daum served for about a year at Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City. In May, he became lead pastor of Heartland Church, located on Lincoln Avenue in a


Pastor Chris Daum puts the finishing touches on the new sign for the True Life Community Church. Formerly called Heartland Church, True Life Community Church recently moved from a building on Lincoln Street into a wing of the Quality Inn at West Market Street and Interstate 75 in Troy. repurposed former Hobart company office building just off West Market Street. Less than three months later, in early August, Daum was informed that due to circumstances beyond its control, the church had to relocate — by the end of the month. He told the

congregation at services in late August that the church had eight days to move and asked that anyone who wanted to help to return that afternoon. “I had no idea if anyone would show up. But that afternoon, to my • See CALLING on Page 2

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. online sales in the holiday season to date are up 15 percent to $24.6 billion, according to comScore. The research firm said Sunday sales on six individual days during the first 39 days of the November-to-December shopping season have exceeded $1 billion, led by Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, when sales hit $1.25 billion. Sales in the most recent week ended Dec. 9 rose 15 percent to $5.9 billion, the Reston, Va., company said. “As we enter what will be the heaviest week of the season for online retailers beginning with ‘Green Monday’ on Dec. 12 all signs are now pointing to a strong finish to the season,” comScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni said. Over the past six years, “Green Monday” a term coined by eBay Inc. and traditionally the second Monday of December has consistently ranked among the top spending days of the season, although it is no longer the top online spending day. Fulgoni said a possible reason for that change is the emergence of “Free Shipping Day,” which occurs on Friday, Dec. 16 this year. “Online spending during the heaviest week of the season is being more evenly distributed throughout the week, whereas in the past there was a much higher concentration of spending during the early part of the week.”

Gas drilling surges in Ohio; brings jobs, worries

COLUMBUS (AP) — After a childhood spent Tuesday moving around, Patti Mostly cloudy Gorcheff vowed that she’d High: 45° never uproot her daughter. Low: 30° But she says an oil and gas drilling frenzy in her area Complete weather has forced her to change information on Page 8. her mind. She and her husband Home Delivery: are selling the family home 335-5634 and fleeing with their 15Classified Advertising: year-old before the drink(877) 844-8385 ing water becomes contaminated, said Gorcheff, 56, of rural North Lima in northeastern Ohio. She’s heard 6 74825 22406 6 the accounts from neigh-

boring Pennsylvania of contaminant-laced water being discharged into rivers and of fears there that, despite officials’ assurances, drinking water might be harmed. “I’ve never been so afraid,” she said. “They’re taking advantage of us because we’re one of the poorest areas in the country. We have to move out of this area, we just have to. “I just don’t know what else to do at this point. I just don’t trust these people.”

We are talking about a generation who have lived in poverty and this is an opportunity to pull them out. — John Kasich

The drilling activity promises huge opportunity for eager energy companies and, says Republican Gov. John Kasich, for Ohio’s struggling economy. The vast Marcellus and Utica shale formations are

already paying off in thousands of wells in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, bringing great wealth to landowners and jobs throughout the region. “We’re talking about a generation who have lived

in poverty and this is an opportunity to pull them out,” Kasich told The Associated Press in an interview. What he views as an opportunity and Gorcheff and other residents view with skepticism is the 5 billion barrels of recoverable oil underneath them, making Ohio the latest battleground between companies eager to profit off of the oil and landowners who want a more measured look at

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was judging him on his performance as president. “I’m being judged against the ideal,” he said. “Joe Biden has a good expression. He says, ‘Don’t judge me against the Almighty, judge me against the alternative.’” Obama predicted the fight to the Republican nomination won’t be resolved quickly. “I think that they will be going at it for a while,” he said. He described both of the top GOP candidates, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, as political fixtures. Of Gingrich he said: “He’s somebody who’s been around a

long time, and is good on TV, is good in debates.” “But Mitt Romney has shown himself to be somebody who’s … who’s good at politics, as well,” he said. “He’s had a lot of practice at it.” Obama is counting on voters giving him credit for avoiding a second Great Depression, bailing out the auto industry and passing a signature health care law even while acknowledging that the public is hardly satisfied with the direction of the country. He also listed such achievements as ending the Pentagon’s policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for gay service members and the elimination of Osama bin Laden

and other top al Qaida leaders. “But when it comes to the economy, we’ve got a lot more work to do,” he conceded. He rejected Republican criticism that his economic policies amount to class warfare, saying he is simply trying to restore an “American deal” that focuses on building a strong middle class. In a major speech in Osawatomie, Kan., this week, Obama argued that even before the recent recession hit, Americans at the top of the income scale grew wealthier while others struggled and racked up debt. He also has called for spending on jobs initiatives and for an

extension of a payroll tax cut that would be paid for by increasing taxes on taxpayers who make $1 million or more. “There are going to be people who say, ‘This is the socialist Obama and he’s come out of the closet,’” Obama said. But he added: “The problem is that our politics has gotten to the point, where we can’t have an honest conversation about the greatest income inequality since the 1920s. And we can’t have an honest conversation about the irresponsibility that resulted in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, without somebody saying that somehow we’re being divisive.”


Gas • CONTINUED FROM A1 the potential impact. Even before Kasich took office in January, his team worked on a strategy to exploit the energy riches embedded in the Marcellus and deeper Utica shale formations under eastern Ohio. He’s taken his welcome message directly to Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Chesapeake, and in April, Ohio opened its parks and other public lands to drilling as part of the push. The state issued a single permit for drilling in the Utica Shale in 2009, and two permits in 2010. As of Dec. 4, 131 permits were issued this year, records showed. A similar trend is occurring in the state’s less pervasive Marcellus Shale deposits, where six permits were issued between 2006 and 2010, and 10 have been issued this year. A combined 87 of those permits are for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a drilling technique where

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amazement, almost everyone (in the congregation) showed back up. In about six hours, we moved most of the church to a storage location,” he said. “We didn’t even know where we would meet the next Sunday, but we are people of faith and we trusted God to provide,” said Daum, still moved and shaking his head as he recalled those events. PERFECT PLAN Daum said he and church members contacted other local churches, schools and businesses in search of a new home, but found nothing that would work. In a last bit of desperation, the church called the Quality Inn, on West Market Street at Interstate 75, to rent their banquet room for the following Sunday services. Daum said Quality Inn owner Robert Patel welcomed the church for services that Sunday and in the days before and after those services, he and Patel agreed on a lease agreement for the use of the banquet room, the unused bar area and an adjacent small meeting room — essentially the entire western wing of the motel. “It’s really interesting to me how God works out his perfect plan. What we thought was a temporary fix has now become our home,” Daum said with a grin, sitting in the former motel bar, that ironically, is now the church youth group meeting room. Daum said virtually all of the approximately 125 church members followed the relocation and he said the new location has provided a unique opportunity to rename the church — it is now True Life Community Church — refocus the church on its mission and reintroduce

• True Life Community Church is located in the Quality Inn, 1375 W. Market St., Troy. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. Youth Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday’s. Contact the church at (937) 332-0042, or and the church to the community. True Life Community Church, Daum said, is “striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there’s relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer and compassionate care for those in need. “It’s a place that’s open to people of all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey,” said Daum, who’s married to wife Michelle. They have three school-age sons. To reintroduce the renamed church to the community, the members have launched a 13-week rebranding campaign. They have contacted local media and blanketed the community with door hangers, inviting residents to the church’s Christmas Eve services. And for Daum, it’s especially exciting because his vision is becoming reality — to return to Troy and shepherd a church devoted to spiritual growth and community service. “Troy holds so many good memories for me and my family and it’s my hope that as I lead True Life Community Church that it will be a part of the foundation for the future of Troy and its citizens,” he said.

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Tatarian (of Rum River Blend) will be joined by Charlie and Mary Jo Leet, Civic agendas creating musical harmony. • Troy City Schools will Admission is $5 for BNC meet at 5:30 p.m. in the C o m m u n i t y members and $10 for nonboard offices. members, refreshments • The Bethel Board of Calendar included. Education will meet at 7 • BLOOD DRIVE: The p.m. in the school auditoriCONTACT US Miami County YMCA, 3060 um. Call 845-9414 for more S. County Road 25-A, Troy, information. will have a blood drive from • The Pleasant Hill 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals Village Council will meet at Call Melody with eligibility questions are 7 p.m. at 200 W. Walnut St., invited to email canidoVallieu at Pleasant Hill or call (800) 440-5265 to • The Tipp City Parks 388-GIVE or make an Advisory Committee will list your free appointment at meet at 7 p.m. at the Tipp calendar City Government Center. • PROJECT items.You • Covington Village FEEDERWATCH: Project Council will meet at 7 p.m. can send FeederWatch will be offered at Town Hall. your news by e-mail to from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at • The Police and Fire Aullwood. Participants are Committee of Village invited to count birds, drink Council will meet at 6 p.m. coffee, eat doughnuts, share prior to the council meetstories and count more birds. ing. This bird count contributes to scientific stud• Laura Village Council will meet at 7 ies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Check p.m. in the Municipal building. out the Cornell web site at www.bird.cor• Brown Township Board of Trustees will for more information. meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in


• SANTA AT THE LIBRARY: Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the Milton-Union Public Library at 6 p.m. and have pictures taken with children until 7:30 p.m. One photo will be provided by the New Friends of the Library and participants can bring their own camera to capture the fun. Each child also will receive a small gift. A craft is planned for families to work on and cookies and punch will be furnished. A raffle for a prize basket also will be held. Civic agendas • The village of West Milton Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

WEDNESDAY • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Lunch is $10. Kristy Warren and Chad Hewitt with AmeriCorps will speak . For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at (937) 974-0410. • STAUNTON LUNCHEON: The Staunton School Alumni will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Friendly’s in Troy. Anyone who attended or graduated from the school is invited to attend. Participants share lots of good memories. For more information, call Virginia Hissong at 335-2405 or Shirley Palsgrove at 335-2859. • STORY TIME: Children ages 3-5 are invited to join in listening to stories, watching a puppet play and making a simple craft at 10:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The theme will be “Christmas.”

THURSDAY • QUARTER AUCTION: The Covington VFW Post No. 4235 Ladies Auxiliary will offer its first quarter auction at 173 N. High St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. Food will be available to order. Proceeds will benefit the many community projects the auxiliary is involved in. • BOE MEETING: The Newton Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the board of education room. • AG BREAKFAST: An agriculture breakfast will be offered at 7:30 a.m. at Frisch’s Restaurant, Troy. The roundtable discussion will provide an opportunity to update and inform the community on current events. • BOARD MEETING: The Covington Exempted Village Schools Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. in the Covington Board of Education office, 25 Grant St., to discuss district finances. No action will be taken at the meeting. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be offered from 89:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will guide walkers as they experience the seasonal changes taking place. Bring binoculars. • PROJECT FEEDERWATCH: Project FeederWatch will be offered from 9:3011:30 a.m. at Aullwood. Participants are invited to count birds, drink coffee, eat doughnuts, share stories and count more birds. This bird count contributes to scientific studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Check out the Cornell website at for more information.

FRIDAY • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 753-1108. • DINNER OFFERED: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. for $7-$8. For more information, call (937) 698-6727. • SOLSTICE CONCERT: Come celebrate the new season with wine, nature and song in the candlelit Heidelberg Auditorium and enjoy songs of the season with True Life Travelers at 7 p.m. Chris and Linda

During the winter vacation camp, participants in kindergarten through fifth grade will investigate the world of wildlife to discover some impressive adaptations TIPP CITY — The Miami County Park and abilities that allow creatures to surDistrict will hold the Mother Nature’s vive the cold, snowy, and sometimes ice Pre-school program “Circle of the Sun” filled winters at Brukner Nature Center. from 10–11 a.m. Dec. 27 at Charleston Those interested can come learn which Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of animals hibernate, which forage for food Tipp City. on warmer days, which stash away supChildren 3-5 years old and an adult plies and which actually prefer the snow. companion are invited to attend and enjoy The fee for the program is $10 for BNC learning about where all the animals members and $15 for non-members per have gone for the winter. day with a 20 percent discount for addiThere will be a story and crafts. Dress tional siblings. for the weather. Registration and payment are due by 5 Pre-register for the program by sendp.m. Dec. 14. ing an email to or call (937) 667-1286, Ext. Fish dinner offered 115. LUDLOW FALLS — The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Winter camp Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a threepiece fried fish dinner, 21-piece fried planned at BNC shrimp or a fish/shrimp combo with TROY — Winter Vacation Camp will french fries and coleslaw for $6 from 6be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 22 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30. Frog legs, when availand/or Dec. 23 at Brukner Nature Center. able, are $10.



• BUFFET BREAKFAST: The Sons of the American Legion Post 43, 622 S. Market St., Troy, will offer an all-you-can-eat buffet style breakfast to the public from 710:30 a.m. for $7. Breakfast will include scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, juice and coffee. Take out orders will be available by calling 335-3502. Wi-Fi also is available. • PORK CHOPS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated (nonmarinated available) pork chop dinner with baked potato and green bean casserole for $9. from 5-7 p.m. • NIGHT HIKE: Take a break from the hustle and bustle at 7 p.m. to meet Brukner Nature Center’s resident southern flying squirrel, a species that has been busily preparing for winter and enjoy a hike through BNC’s winter trails to reflect on the year that is coming to an end. Come dressed for the weather. The program is free and open to the public. • CANDLE DIPPING: Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, will offer red and blue candle dipping beginning at 2:30 p.m. The cost is the general admission fee of $4 for adults and $2 per child, plus $1 for each candle made. Call 8907360 for reservations.

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SUNDAY • BREAKFAST OFFERED: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a made-to-order breakfast from 8-11 a.m. All items are a la carte. • DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will have its monthly dog social from 1-3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park. Participants can walk, talk and show off their dog while leisurely strolling down the trail with park naturalist Spirit of Thunder (John De Boer). Also, get your dog’s photo taken with Santa. Remember owners are responsible for their dogs and must clean up after their pet. Meet in the parking lot. • VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Come discover Brukner Nature Center’s vista bird life, enjoy some refreshments and join members of the BNC Bird Club from 2-4 p.m. and learn to identify BNC’s feathered friends. The rose-breasted grosbeaks have already been reported at feeders in Ohio this month. • CANDLE DIPPING: Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, will offer red and blue candle dipping beginning at 2:30 p.m. The cost is the general admission fee of $4 for adults and $2 per child, plus $1 for each candle made. Call 8907360 for reservations.

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Army Spec. Jacob J. Enke has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, Army history, core values and traditions.

Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Enke is the son of Mary and John Enke of Troy. He is a 2007 graduate of Troy High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011 from Columbia University, New York City.


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Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean’s list. Local residents named to the SAVANNAH, Ga. — Three area resilist include: Jeremy Bryner of Tipp City, dents have been named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Alika Jensen of Tipp City, and Brady Ginn Design for the fall quarter 2011. of Troy.


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DEC. 19 • BOARD TO MEET: The Miami County Educational Service Center’s Governing Board will meet at 6 p.m. at 4520 E. State Route 41, Troy. • MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will have the Trailing Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. The program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots newborn to 5 years old. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. Be sure to dress for the weather. • AUDITIONS SET: Auditions for the next Troy Civic Theatre performance, “Blithe Spirit,” will be at 7 p.m. at the Barn in the Park in Troy Community Park. A first reading will be Jan. 4 and performance dates will be March 2-4 and 9-10. For information on open roles, contact Niccole at or 615-9463 or Becca at 470-1259.

DEC. 20 • EXPLORATION WALK: The Miami County Park District will have an adult exploration walk at 9 a.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. Join naturalists as they head to explore nature.


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Myanmar gets the respect it craves BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s groundbreaking visit to Myanmar offers its military leaders something that’s eluded them during decades of iron-fisted rule a little respect from the West. The country’s nominally civilian but military-aligned government may also be seeking self-preservation and avoidance of an Arab Springstyle uprising with its surprising recent political and economic reforms. Clinton’s visit beginning Wednesday signals international recognition of those reforms and could open a new era of friendlier relations. Just six years ago, one of Clinton’s predecessors listed Myanmar among the “outposts of tyranny.” Washington shunned and sanctioned the country after its bloody crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising in 1988, refusing even to call it by its preferred name, Myanmar sticking instead with the colonial-era Burma. In part, Clinton’s historic journey is a culmination of behind-thescenes overtures since a newly elected President Barack Obama told the world’s despotic regimes in 2009 that the “U.S. will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” Since then, Myanmar has released pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest, and its recently elected government has opened a dialogue with her, giving Washington just enough opening to re-engage. The generals, eager to avoid the kinds of chaotic uprisings faced by authoritarian leaders in the Middle East and hopeful of new friendships as a counterweight to their reliance on China, have lowered their profile and loosened their control over the country. They have opened up the economy after 25 years of disastrously quirky socialist rule, overhauled an antiquated infrastructure, implemented a new constitution and reached cease-fire agreements with more than a dozen fractious ethnic minority groups, although some groups continue to fight. Analysts say the generals want some credit for these gestures. They want U.S. sanctions lifted so they can keep pace with a changing world, get the international respect they feel is their due and be allowed to send their children to American universities. “They do feel that they are in such a solid position that they can begin to do things that they could not do before,” said David Steinberg, director of Asian Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The United States hopes the carrot of improved relations will encourage Myanmar’s new government to continue the reforms and ultimately restore true democratic rule. Steinberg and Maung Zarni, a longtime exiled activist who is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, agree that the Arab Spring may have put the generals on notice that managed change may be their best bet for survival. They must also be seeing the political churning going on in virtual one-party states such as Malaysia and Singapore as a bad omen. “First and foremost what drives the reforms is the military’s desire to maintain its primacy in a way that is more acceptable to the regional and international community,” said Maung Zarni. The U.S. withdrew its ambassador and stopped all aid after the military, in power since 1962, brutally put down a 1988 pro-democracy uprising that left hundreds dead. The battle lines firmed when the generals locked up Suu Kyi in 1989 and nullified an election that her National League for Democracy party won handily in 1990. However, with huge natural gas reserves, the junta wasn’t short of friends, and neighboring China never one to fuss about human rights moved in to provide aid and diplomatic cover.

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Durango (Colo.) Herald on Herman Cain: Even without the scandals, Herman Cain probably was not going to be elected president. He was too much of an outsider, his campaign was too long a shot and the Republican field was too crowded. Nonetheless, his experience has lessons both for candidates and the American public. A man astute enough to be president should have expected his secrets to be revealed. After his 15 golden minutes of fame, Cain should not have been surprised when the attacks began. That is the nature of big-league politics in this country, and Cain cannot claim that his party is

innocent of making it so … Regardless of whether the allegations were true, the sexual harassment settlements were fact, and if the women had not come forward, either an opponent or the press would have discovered them Still, those were not un-survivable mistakes, if Cain had handled them differently. Newt Gingrich, who has risen from the bottom of the large heap of GOP candidates despite early dysfunction in his campaign, has brazened out criticism of his marital and extramarital history. Cain’s problems added up, though. He managed to lose

track of Libya. His 9-9-9 plan was attractive to many because of its simplicity and its promise of lower taxes, but he did not explain it convincingly. Instead, he responded to legitimate questions by pointing fingers at other GOP candidates, Democrats, the media. In some ways, he was right, but voters do not want to hear a candidate say, “It’s someone else’s fault that I’m not the candidate you want me to be.” They do not want a chief executive who paints himself as a victim. They want one who will take charge, right wrongs and fix Washington. Online:

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Signs designed to make you lose your mind For all this talk of small government, there sure are a lot of rules. With all due respect to PETA, it seems as though you can’t swing a dead cat without smacking into some sort of new regulation. Come to think of it, there is a good probability that somewhere there exists a regulation against swinging a dead anything, even in the privacy of your own ruleladen home. We speak not of the “good” rules, of course. You must stop at red lights and stop signs. Good rule or not, compliance with that one is a little iffy because it has become the norm for cars and trucks to sail through intersections when the light is well past yellow and definitely on its way to a deep pink. It’s also considered bad form to commit murder although I have a friend who would like to amend this. He feels as though there are so many stupid and irritating people in the world that he and a select other few ought to be allowed to do away with five of the most annoying folks they encounter every year. Then it wouldn’t be murder; it would be a mercy killing for the sake of the gene pool. The guy who runs the red light in front of you, for instance, would be fair game. No rule yet about how we choose those select few. But where did all these other (and

Marla Boone Troy Daily News Columnist by “other” I mean “dumb”) rules come from? We spent part of last winter in Florida. The neighborhood clubhouse might have needed an interior paint job but no one will ever know because the walls were plastered with instructive signs. Years ago, The Five Man Electrical Band recorded a song called “Signs.” The artists sang a lament against the proliferation of signage that displayed the world’s biases. Let me tell you Five Men, I feel your pain. The hand-lettered missives in the clubhouse contained such pearls as “Do not use broken equipment.” and “Report broken equipment.” The exercise room was, naturally, rife with broken equipment. After a few weeks

of watching these signs wilt in the humidity there appeared, almost inevitably, a “Please fix broken equipment” sign. Other guidelines directed us to replace what we used, move the weights on the scale back to the left, fold all chairs, align tables, get the approval of the club manager to hang signs (The poor man must have done nothing else although judging by the sheer number of signs, it’s hard to believe even one of those that were proposed missed the cut.), not to let our bingo markers stain the tables, and not to hold block parties because that was what the clubhouse was for. One of the most interesting aspects of all this sign-hanging and rule-making was the overwhelming majority of, shall we say, ultra-conservative political leanings in the community. If the walls hadn’t been covered with “don’t” signs, they could have done the job with their “NoBama” bumper stickers. Now these are the folks who rail mightily against too much government and too much regulation, but here they were governing and regulating themselves to the point of paralysis. They had rules about what time you could put your trash out and what mil trash bags you had to use. Alligators were not to be fed (Duh!), cats were not to be outdoors, dogs over thirty pounds were not to be

owned, and at no time could you walk your dog inside the community proper. Don’t, don’t, don’t. Maybe they were concerned the alligators would eat the dogs, but it all seemed designed (no pun intended) to remove every vestige of common sense from common living. You just don’t see this sort of thing in other countries. The French and the Mexicans and the Canadians and legions of other nationalities know that docks are slippery when wet. Absent dire warnings in 10-inch red exclamation-pointed letters, they realize you should not let your twoyear-old stick his head between the balcony posts and they assume you are smart enough not to stand on those same posts. Without its being harped upon, in other countries the citizenry somehow innately senses you should not dive into the shallow end of the pool. Why, they even seem to grasp the concept that steaming hot coffee is, you know, hot. There is such a thing as being cautious and such a thing as being over-cautious. Then there is such a thing as being teeth-achingly stupid. And we surely don’t want this because my friend will put you on his list.

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JACQUE E. FRANTZ SIDNEY— Jacque E. Frantz, 82, of 3003 Cisco Road, Sidney, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. He was born on July 25, 1929 in Piqua, the son of the late Roy and Helen (Edwards) Frantz. On Aug. 27, 1949, he was married to Lucille M. DeBrosse, who preceded him in death June 29, 1999. Jacque is survived by seven FRANTZ children, Jacqueline Cusic and husband Don of Nashville, Tenn., Christine Arnold and husband Scott of Sidney, James R. Frantz and wife Pam of Celina, Mary Jo Kies and husband Doug of Quincy, William J. Frantz and wife Jane of Taylor Mill, Ky., Daniel E. Frantz and wife Tricia of Nashville, Tenn., and Jerome A. Frantz of Beavercreek; 19 grandchildren, Delaney Blain and husband Scott, Jesse, Eli and Alex Cusic, Jason Arnold and wife Sherry, Andy Arnold and wife Julie, Joe Arnold and wife Julie, Emily Burnside and husband Dominic, Justin Frantz and wife Margo, Laura and Claire Frantz, Theresa Dunn and husband Jon, Abigail White, Jacob, Lillian and Katherine Frantz, Nathaniel “Thor” Frantz, Demi and Cameo Frantz, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Richard Frantz; two sisters, Damaris “Dedee” Frantz and Sally Jo “Jody” Gasson; brother-in-law, Carl Debrosse and wife Betty, sisters-in-law; Helen LaVielle, wife to the late Charles LaVielle, Jeanette DeBrosse SND deN,

Rita Ostdiek and husband Fritz, Adele Cooley, wife of the late Pete Cooley, and Evie August and husband Don, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sister-in-law, Harriet Frantz, wife of Richard Frantz. Mr. Frantz was the president of United Steel Fabricators in Sidney. He was also the vice president of Frantz Brothers, Inc. He was a past member of The Ohio Contractors Assoc. and served on the board of directors. Jacque belonged to the Sidney Council Knights of Columbus and was a 3rd degree and 4th degree member. He was a graduate of Holy Angels High School and a life-long member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church. He was loved dearly and will be missed very much by his family and his friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, and from 9:30 until the hour of service Thursday, also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Auxiliary or Holy Angels Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Frantz family at

TROY — James “Jim” Weeks, formerly of Troy, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Dec. 10, 2011, at Hospice of Dayton. He was born Aug. 29, 1924, to the late Earl and Sylvia (Denlinger) Weeks in Trotwood. Also deceased are two brothers Gerald Weeks and Gene Weeks and two sisters, Marilyn (Weeks) Hoes and Donna (Weeks) Landis; sister, Beverly (Weeks) Wagner (Allen), of Troy, survives. James moved to Miami County between Casstown and Christiansburg at 14 and attended Lostcreek School, graduating in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-46. James married Barbara Ann Dewey in 1948 at First Congregational Christian Church, Troy. They raised two daughters and continued to spend their time in Troy. James worked as Manager at “Dewey’s Grocery” until it closed in 1966, and retired from the Material Control Department of the Hobart Brothers Company in 1987. James was a former member of the Kiwanis Club, Franklin Lodge No. 14 Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and a 32nd degree Mason, and was an honorary member of the Troy Fish and Game Club. James is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Sue Ann Ridge (Greg) of High Point, N.C., and Cindy

Kay Leffel (Steve) of Troy; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, Matt Ridge (Kim) and their children Noah, Josh and Leah Ridge; Jennifer Zapadka (Michael) and their sons, Alex and Sam Zapadka; Daniel Ridge (Jess) and son, William Ridge; Chris Kirk (Angela) and their children, Jacqueline and Marshall Kirk; Ben Ridge (Heather); and Katie Leffel. Funeral services to celebrate James’ life will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the First Baptist Church, 53 South Norwich Road, Troy. Interment will take place at the Casstown Cemetery. Calling hours for family and friends will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Baird Funeral Home, 555 N. Market Street, Troy. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the “Scholarship Fund” at the First Baptist Church, or to Hospice of Dayton. Friends may also express condolences to the family through The Weeks family would like to thank the following, Joe Quinn, Blackstone agency; Troy Care & Rehabilitation Center; Brookhaven Retirement Community, Brookville; Good Samaritan Hospital staff; and the staff at Hospice of Dayton.


West of Flowery Branch, Ga.; brother UNION CITY — James E. West, 72 and sister-in-law, Melvin and Liz Ellis of Union City, passed away Friday, of Okeana, OH; 14 grandchilDec. 9, 2011, at his home. dren; numerous great-grandwas born in Corbin, Ky. James PHILLIP D. FORCE children; other relatives and on June 5, 1939, to the (late) ARCANUM — Phillip D. Force, 68, of welding technician; and was a member John and Delcie West and friends. of the VFW Post No. 346, Arcanum. Arcanum, formerly of Circle Hill, A funeral service will be at 2 retired with 35 years of service He was preceded in death by passed away Friday, Dec. 9, p.m. Wednesday at the as the Head Produce Clerk at his parents; sister, Janice 2011, at Wayne Hospital, Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Kroger in Greenville. Bishop; and nephew, Scott A. Greenville. Bradford with Pastor Dave Jones offiHe was preceded in death by his Force. Phillip was born in Darke ciating. Interment Harris Creek parents; granddaughter, Linda Gail Phillip is survived by his sister, Smith; grandson, Jason Bradley County May 3, 1943, to the Cemetery, Bradford with Military Vivian J. Bausman of Piqua; two Bender; and sister, Janice Davis. (late) Raymond G. and Mildred Honors provided by the Veterans Elite brothers and sisters-in-law, L. (Weyant) Force. He was a James is survived by his three sons, Tribute Squad. Samuel E. and Linda Force of graduate of Franklin-Monroe High The family will receive friends from Mark West of Coldwater, Duane and Gettysburg and Port Charlotte, Fla., School as par tof the class of 1961 noon Wednesday until time of service wife, Tammy West of Piqua, Brian with 12 years of perfect attendance. He Joseph and Judy Force of Bradford; at the funeral home. West of Union City; three daughters, numerous nieces and nephews, other was a U.S. Navy Seabees veteran Condolences may be sent to the Denise Owens of Cookeville, Tenn., relatives and friends. Per Phil’s serving in the Antarctic. Gail West of Cookeville, Tenn., Sharon family at He retired as a welding technician at request, there will be no visitation or Bowser-Morner, Dayton. Phillip former- services. Condolences may be sent to MARTHA E. BRIGGS ly worked at Hobart Brothers, Troy as a the family at great-grandson, Luca Beninati of PIQUA — Martha E. Briggs, 95, of Portland, Ore. Piqua, died at the Sterling House of FUNERAL DIRECTORY She was preceded in death by one sisPiqua at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, ter and five brothers. 2011. Martha was a member of Greene Street She was born in Xenia, May 12, 1916, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Upper • Thomas Donald Walton Jr. United Methodist Church, Piqua. She to the late Raymond and Sarah Inez LAKEVIEW — Thomas Donald Walton Valley Medical Center. The funeral was a homemaker. (Copsey) Cornelius. arrangements are pending through the Jr., 55, of Lakeview, formerly of Sidney, Services will be at the convenience of On Sept. 14, 1938, in Sidney, she marJamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. died at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 10, 2011, at his the family. Arrangements are being hanried Carl “Red” Briggs. • Harold A. ‘Jack’ Hines residence. dled by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home. He preceded her in death Oct. 31, TROY — Harold A. “Jack” Hines, 95, of Private services will be at the convenMemorial contributions may be made to 2008. Troy, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at ience of the family. Arrangements are Martha is survived by one daughter and Greene Street United Methodist Church, being handled by Adams Funeral Home, SpringMeade Health Care Center, Tipp son-in-law, Carol and Aziz Hasan of Palm 415 W. Greene St., Piqua, OH 45356. City. 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Condolences may be expressed to the Services are pending at Baird Funeral Coast, Fla.; one grandson, Joshua • Joyce Simon family at Zeman of Manhattan, N.Y.; and one Home, Troy. PIQUA — Joyce Simon, 76, of Piqua,

Local business goes to Hollywood for Golden Globes Laura woman’s felted alpaca cuffs to be inside gift bags for the stars



“I come from a crafty, artsy-sort of family,” she said. Felting takes knitting a step farther. Through a special washing A Laura resident’s handmade process, felting turns the knitted fashion accessories may soon animal fiber into an actual fabric become all the rage in Hollywood. — reducing the size of the original Lucy Chapman, founder of piece by over half. According to Seasons of Wool, had her work Chapman, the felted fabric is soft, juried into gift bags for the Golden long-wearing, and unique. Even if Globe awards in January. The gift the same type of wool is used, each bags are sponsored by the Artisan time the finished felted product Group, and given out as part of the looks a little different. press packet. “You never really quite know Seasons of Wool will be reprewhat’s going to happen,” she said of sented by Chapman’s felted alpaca the process, “I like that drastic cuffs. The arm cuffs look like hand- change, the experimentation. It’s a less gloves, and provide a layer of combination of art and science.” warmth — or style — between a Although she can use wool from glove and a sleeve. sheep, Chapman prefers alpaca fur Chapman started her accessory because it is softer and more lightbusiness with knitting for herself. weight. Plus, alpaca doesn’t get as She went to college in the very cold itchy as sheep wool can. She also northern part of Wisconsin and as uses many upholstery and vintage a sophomore, she and her roomfabrics for linings and embellishmate taught themselves the art. ments. Knitting was a constructive indoor The business Seasons of Wool habit, and a way to have warm was started back in 2009. After givscarves and hats without a mall ing her accessories as gifts for trip. years and hearing enough people “I have a hard time sitting still advise ‘you should really try selling and doing nothing,” said Chapman, these’, Chapman decided to give it “I love to create things.” a try. Since this summer, she has She feels the love to create is in put her full focus into the business, her blood. Chapman’s mom was a working on marketing, investing in painter, her dad was a wood carver, equipment and even working the and her grandparents on both sides online ‘blogosphere.’ comprise a stained glass artist, The extra effort has paid off. sculptor, woodworker and knitter. This year, her sales through the


Lucy Chapman, founder of Seasons of Wool, had her work juried into gift bags for the Golden Globe awards in January. Etsy website doubled from last year’s numbers. Fox News even heard about her and featured Seasons of Wool in a small business segment. Although there are other felters, Chapman has carved a niche for herself in custom work. She’s made mittens for people with arm injuries, measured hats to fit the customer’s head specifically, and even designed a blanket out of old sweaters. “I take a lot of time in what I do to make sure it’s a quality piece,” she said. The cuffs Chapman made for the Golden Globes required an eight step process. They use what’s called laceweight, or very thin,

Chapman’s felted alpaca cuffs provide a layer of warmth between a glove and a sleeve. alpaca wool. Once Chapman’s knitted and sewed the cuffs themselves (she says it’s a great way to pass long

Christmas dinner set at St. Pats

Those needing a meal delivered can call 3357939 to make a reservation. TROY — A free The menu will include Christmas dinner will be offered beginning at noon beef brisket, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, Dec. 25 at St. Patrick Soup Kitchen, 409 E. Main sweet potatoes, corn, green St., and there also will be beans, dinner roll, fruit salad and pie. home deliveries.



car rides), she felts them in the washer and leaves them to dry. Then they need ironed, lined, and needle felted to give the design. Needle felting is like a tattoo for a mitten — it uses a sharp barbed needle that fuses another layer of fabric onto the base fabric to make a picture. For a silver-dollar size design, it may take over 1,000 pricks of the needle. After the needle felting, the cuffs get ironed again before they’re ready to go. Chapman’s children have been bitten by the knitting bug as well. 7-year-old Rose and 10-year-old Cora help their mother operate the knitting machine and are experimenting with needle felting. At the most recent art show Chapman attended, her daughters’ work was available for sale right beside her mother’s. Chapman has many in-stock items already that can be used for ready-made Christmas gifts. She offers bags, hats, scarves, mittens, and even bowls. “I don’t want to get bored with it,” Chapman declared, “I do enough different things to keep it fresh.” For custom work, Christmas gifts would need to be ordered before Dec. 18. This applies to local customers only &#8211; if shipping is needed, the timing changes. For more information or to see her products, visit or call 269-2701.

TCT sets auditions for ‘Blithe’ TROY — Auditions for the next Troy Civic Theatre performance, “Blithe Spirit,” will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 and 21 at the Barn in the Park in Troy Community Park.

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Decide if you can live with husband’s mistakes Dear Annie: I married "Henry" five years ago. It was my second marriage and his third. Henry thinks he is easy to get along with, but I find it difficult to communicate with him. If he doesn't like what you say, you are wrong. Last year, Henry had an affair, and we went for counseling. He claims I forced him into the affair because I didn't give him enough affection. However, one night he casually mentioned that he also had cheated on his second wife. Even after months of counseling, he didn't change his thinking. He stopped seeing the counselor because he would simply sit there and comment about how I won't change. I've told him it takes two, but Henry thinks he's fine as is. Henry has some erectile dysfunction issues for which he takes medication, and I continue to see the counselor for my own issues. I do love my husband, but find it difficult to trust him, especially since he still considers the Other Woman a friend. I want to have a normal marriage, but I cannot get him to bend just a little more to be a real participant. Do you have any advice for me? — Just Plain Lonely Dear Lonely: Even someone you love isn't necessarily marriage material. A man who cannot be faithful, who insists that he is always right and who refuses to take the necessary steps to work on a relationship is not a good bet for a lasting future. Henry has made it clear that he is not going to change. You must decide if you can live with him the way he is or if you are better off without him. We're glad you are still seeing your counselor. This is one of the issues you can discuss. Dear Annie: My older sister devotes Sundays to father-daughter time. She phones Dad to let him know what the plans are, but my father never passes the word to me, and neither does my sister. According to her, it's "understood" that I'm invited, but I don't feel comfortable inviting myself. One time when I decided to join them, I went to the restroom, and they left without me. My sister claimed it was "miscommunication" and thought I wasn't planning to come. We've been to several wine festivals together and have had a great time, so I was surprised when one came up and they went without mentioning it to me. I was hurt and angry. Finding a picture on Facebook of my father, sister and brother-in-law having a great time there was a slap in the face. My sister thinks it's ridiculous that I insist on an invitation. Other people tell me I'm loads of fun to be around. Am I wrong to want a "hey, let's go," or should I just tag along regardless? — LeftOut Sister Dear Left Out: You are family. You are allowed to tag along on family outings without an engraved invitation, especially when your sister has already made it clear that you are welcome to do so. Please don't let your sibling issues spoil these special times with your father. If you wish to attend, make your intentions clear, and then be the "loads of fun" gal you are and have a good time. Dear Annie: "Twin in Texas" said her brother in New York is raising two grandsons. He not only shows extreme favoritism toward one of them, but the unfavored child sleeps in a "windowless storage room." As a licensed architect, I can tell you it is illegal to use this storage room as a bedroom for two reasons: First, a bedroom needs two means of egress in case of fire. The second reason is that the code requires a window for light and ventilation with specific requirements on the size for each purpose. — W. from Indiana Dear W.: Our thanks to all the architects and contractors who wrote. We are sure many readers learned something today. We did. 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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Be sure to choose right shade of interior paint Dear Heloise: I have a decorating tip about choosing the right shade of interior paint for the walls in your home. I got this suggestion from a paint-store salesclerk. It can be hard to choose the right shade from a tiny color strip because light and other factors can change the way the color actually looks in a room. If you buy some sample cans, having several shades next to each other on a wall can confuse your eye. The clerk suggested that I buy some white poster boards and paint those. The paint on the poster board would come close to matching the paint on the wall.

Hints from Heloise Columnist I taped the poster board on one wall to see the effects of the light, etc., and then easily moved it to another position in the room. Later, when I was shopping for bedding, bath towels, rugs, etc., I cut a piece of the painted poster boards to carry along to make sure my selections would look good with the room colors. — Beverly

Hebert, San Antonio Beverly, this is a good hint, and I’ve demonstrated this at homeimprovement shows through the years. It’s not perfect, but it’s close! Heloise Update: Use straight pins to hold the poster board, and there’ll be no tape marks. — Heloise FAST FACTS Dear Readers: Hints for recycling old, plastic shower curtains: • Use to cover plants during winter. • Use as a dropcloth when painting. • Use as a blanket for a picnic. • Place under sheets as a mattress protector for children. • Line the trunk of a car when

transporting plants or sod. — Heloise SEWING HINT Dear Heloise: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger carries your column five days each week, and I learn a lot from it. Here is my contribution: Have a loose button or need a small repair and can’t find thread to match the fabric? Use a strand of embroidery floss. Embroidery floss comes in a wide range of shades for most colors, and it is inexpensive! — Alberta K., Branchburg, N.J. Thanks for the good hint, and hello to all of my readers in Newark! — Hugs, Heloise











HOROSCOPE Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 Even though your earning potential looks pretty good in the year ahead, if you’re not careful, you may be extravagant and end up broke. Keep everything in proper perspective so that you’ll end up with a profit. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Take nothing for granted and probe deeply when assessing any business dealings. Things could be far more complicated than they appear on the surface. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Don’t allow yourself to be unduly influenced by the advice and opinions of some flamboyant friends, especially if it causes you to ignore your own instinctual judgment. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Fatigue after a busy weekend could cause you to let your attention span and work habits slip somewhat. Remember, carelessness increases the chances of mishap. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Don’t put yourself in a position where you have to gamble on the abilities and/or skills of another. If they can’t live up to what’s necessary, you’ll go down with them. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — It behooves you to get jobs you dislike out of the way first, while you have the energy to handle your disdain for doing them. They’ll be 10 times harder to do when you’re bushed. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — What you say and what you mean are likely to be two totally different things, especially if you’re playing games with yourself. Be honest with others and with yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — It isn’t likely to be a particular expenditure that throws your budget out of kilter; it’s apt to be all the little, thoughtless purchases that cause a ruckus. Try to be more careful. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Unless you’re just openly playing around with friends, sincerity is always essential when dealing with others. Shrewd ploys will be unmasked and could tarnish your reputation. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Forgo all small talk about things you know should be kept quiet, even when you think no one important is listening. There is always somebody who will squeal and make you look bad. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It’s foolish to hang out with anyone who historically expects more from you than they’re prepared to give back in return. Someone may take you for everything you’ve got. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Feeling both ambitious and restless at the same time could be cause for concern, because that combination tends to make you spread your forces too thin. You could end up with nothing. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Get your facts straight and don’t jump to conclusions based on juicy but faulty information. Assess developments in a logical, realistic manner, without adding any kind of fanfare. COPYRIGHT 2011 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.








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TODAY IN HISTORY became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. • In 1870, Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black lawmaker sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives. • In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt nominated Oscar Straus to be Secretary of Commerce and Labor; Straus became the first Jewish Cabinet member. • In 1917, Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town

(AP) — Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2011. There are 19 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 12, 1911, Britain’s King George V, who also held the title Emperor of India, announced during a visit that the Indian capital would be transferred from Calcutta to Delhi. On this date: • In 1787, Pennsylvania

outside Omaha, Neb. • In 1937, Japanese aircraft sank the U.S. gunboat Panay on China’s Yangtze River. (Japan apologized, and paid $2.2 million in reparations.) • Today’s Birthdays: Former TV host Bob Barker is 88. Former New York City Mayor Edward Koch (kahch) is 87. Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Pettit is 79. Singer Connie Francis is 74. Singer Dionne Warwick is 71. Rock singermusician Dickey Betts is 68.

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done within state right-ofway to alleviate the flooding. Kenneth Clark of Newport represented the Willow Slough Drainage District of Jackson County when he applied in October to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to remove accumulated sediment and debris from the Cache River. Clark said that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Environmental Protection Agency found that the area was environmentally sensitive and put the application in the hands of federal officials. He said the Fish and Wildlife Service suggested that land be purchased north of the logjam and reforested in hardwoods before that agency would agree to any kind of work in the area of the Cache River. “I really hate the way things have turned out,” Clark said. “I guess I was kind of apprehensive all along about the project. I asked the Fish and Wildlife Service to work with us to do something, but they said they don’t have the money.”

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Reindeer Quiz Read about reindeer, then answer these questions:

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1. Are reindeer amphibians, reptiles, mammals, or lichens? ________________

4. Can reindeer swim? ____________

7. Do female reindeer have antlers? __ __________________________________

2. Are reindeer solitary animals or do they live in herds? __________________

5. Are all reindeer wild, or have some been domesticated? ________________

8. What is another name for reindeer? 9. Are reindeer herbivores or carnivores? ____________________________ 10. What is the name of the hard type of toes that reindeer have? ______________

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Reindeer The reindeer (also called the caribou) is a medium-sized member of the deer family. The genus and species of the reindeer are Rangifer tarandus. Reindeer are strong runners and very good swimmers. This deer is found in Arctic tundra, forests, and mountains in Russia, Northern China, Canada, Alaska, and Scandinavia. Some reindeer migrate in huge herds from the coastal Arctic to the tundra. Reindeer have a life span of about 10 years in the wild. Domesticated Reindeer: Reindeer were domesticated in northern Eurasia roughly 2,000 years ago. Today, reindeer are herded by many European and Asian Arctic people. Anatomy: The reindeer is about 4 feet (1.2 m) tall at the shoulder and is about 6 feet (1.8 m) long. Unlike most other types of deer, both bulls (males) and cows (females) have antlers. The antlers are shed each year and regrow. Reindeer have very wide hooves, a broad muzzle, and

Did You Know? Reindeer travel together to look for food. They travel in herds. These herds can range from 1,000 to 10,000 reindeer.

thick brown fur. The thick fur traps air, which insulates the reindeer from the cold and helps the reindeer float in water. Behavior: The reindeer is an herbivore (a plant-eater) who

~ Real Reindeer Facts ~ Did you know that male and female (that's the boys and the girls) reindeer both have antlers? Even the calves (babies) produce antlers. Antlers are sometimes called "racks." Caribou are the only other deer where males and females have antlers. The antlers will fall off after several months, but don't worry — they grow back. Reindeer calves weigh about 14 pounds when they are born. Adult females weigh about 162-187 pounds while the males 200-220 pounds on average. An adult reindeer stands about 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall. That is the average size of a typical 7-8 year old child! How tall are you compared to a reindeer? Calves are born between May and

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June and grow very quickly so they can keep up with the herd. They can stand and walk within minutes of their birth. Calves are born with teeth so they can start eating right away. They also drink milk from their mothers. Reindeer live in cold, snowy places — like close to the North Pole. Who else do you know that lives at the North Pole? Reindeer can be found in northern parts of North America, Asia, and Europe where it is colder. How do they keep warm you ask? Well they have thick wooly fur. Their hair is hollow inside. This provides them with a form or insulation. It also allows them to lay in the snow without emitting heat and melting the snow. This way they can stay dry (and warmer). In the summer, their fur thins

spends most of the day eating. During the winter, reindeer eat lichens and moss; in warmer months, they also eat leaves and herbs.

out to help them stay cool. Reindeer have large hooves that spread apart as they walk on the snow. They act like snowshoes and prevent the reindeer from sinking in the snow! Have you ever tried walking with snowshoes? These special hooves also help them look for food beneath the snow. The tendons in their hooves create a clicking sound when they walk. Wild reindeer are herbivores. That means they eat plants. Reindeer enjoy eating high quality leaves, stems and buds. They really like edible mushrooms. Do you like mushrooms? They also eat lichen which is a moss that grows on the ground. Reindeer can be selective in what they eat. Reindeer are very strong and can carry a load that weighs as much as they do!

Alaska Date of Statehood – Jan. 3, 1959 Nickname – The Last Frontier Alaska is the largest state. It is just over twice the size of Texas. Alaska was bought from the Russians in 1867 for two cents an acre! Parts of Alaska were occupied by Japanese troops during World War II. What is the capital of Alaska?

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Reindeer Art Here's a nice group activity for younger kids. Based on hand prints and foot prints that are traced, cut and glued in place, this Christmas craft is easy to do with pleasing results. Supply List: * brown construction paper, for the reindeer's face * yellow or gold construction paper, for the antlers * white, green or red construction paper, or poster paper, as the base page * red pom pom or small wad of red tissue paper * black and white crayons or markers, or google eyes * school glue or glue sticks Project Instructions: Distribute the supplies, then follow these easy how-to's: 1. First have the children trace around their shoe on brown construction paper and cut out the shape. 2. Next, have the children

trace around both their hands, onto yellow or gold construction paper. Cut these shapes out. 3. Glue the shoe shape on another piece of construction or poster paper, for the face of the reindeer. Glue the hands on as antlers. 4. Glue on a red pom pom or a ball of red tissue paper as the reindeer's nose, and either draw on eyes or glue on google eyes. 5. Optional: color in black eyebrows and a nose band. 6. Have the children write their names on the back of their reindeer art and display on the walls or send home for Mom to display on the fridge.

Recycling has never been cuter! Cover a clean tin can with brown paper and a picture of your child. Add a red pom-pom nose, festive holiday ribbon, a small jingle bell and some glittery antlers and you have a perfect gift for parents, relative, friends, or use for party favors. Youl could write, "Merry Christmas from your little DEAR!" on a red tag and attached it to the back side of the can. Dip pretzels in chocolate and red and green sprinkles to fill each deer can. These are perfect Christmas gifts for anyone!

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• HOCKEY: The Troy High School hockey team will be holding its annual food drive during its home contest at 4:15 p.m. Dec. 17 against Upper Arlington. Each person who brings in a non-perishable food item will receive $2 off their admission to the game. • HALL OF FAME: The MiltonUnion Athletic Department will be honoring its seventh class of Athletic Hall of Fame inductees during the Covington-Milton-Union boys basketball game on Jan. 7, 2012. The induction ceremony will take place between the JV and varsity contests. Inductees will include Lori Kinnison-Meyer, Dave Fine, Ralph Hildebrand and Ed Lendenski. • 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 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

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Tebow helps Broncos top Bears in OT GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw for 281 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in less than three full quarters’ worth of work, Ryan Grant had two touchdowns rushing and Charles Woodson picked off a pass against his former team. With the win, the Packers ran their record to 13-0 leaving them three games short of completing a perfect regular season. And they did it with a near-perfect performance.

Piqua graduate Brandon Saine had two catches for 14 yards, along with one rush for seven yards in the winning effort. BRONCOS 13, BEARS 10 OT DENVER — Tim Tebow led Denver to another comeback victory, with Matt Prater’s 51-yard field goal with 8:34 left in overtime giving the Broncos a 13-10 AP PHOTO win over the Chicago Bears on Piqua graduate Brandon Saine carries the ball for the Green Sunday.

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SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Girls Basketball Tippecanoe at Anna (7:30 p.m.) Miami East at Greenon (7:30 p.m.) Troy Christian at Miami Valley (TBA) Bradford at Houston (7 p.m.) Bowling Troy at Springfield (4 p.m.) TUESDAY Boys Basketball Miami East at Troy (7:30 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Ben Logan (7:30 p.m.) Troy Christian at Miami Valley (7:30 p.m.) Girls Basketball Milton-Union at Preble Shawnee (7:30 p.m.) Lehman at Marion Local (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Beavercreek at Piqua (4:30 p.m.) Wrestling Tippecanoe at Coldwater tri (6 p.m.)

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Houston Texans wide receiver Kevin Walter (83) falls into the end zone with a touchdown reception against Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Thomas Howard (53) in the closing seconds Sunday in Cincinnati.

What could have been Yates leads game-winning drive, Texans top Bengals

WEDNESDAY Girls Basketball Piqua at Urbana (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Troy at Springboro (4 p.m.) Graham at Tippecanoe (4 p.m.)

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Eighty yards to cover, little more than 2 minutes left, no timeouts to help. Rookie quarterback T.J. Yates faced his biggest challenge as he lined up for the snap. With savvy and a scramble, he pulled it off. Yates led the biggest drive in Texans history on Sunday, one that put them in the end zone and the playoffs. He threw a 6yard touchdown pass with 2 seconds left for a 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that sent the expansion team into the playoffs for the first time. “It’s pretty crazy,” Yates said. “A lot of people in this organization have waited a long time for this. This is a special day for this team and this organization.” In the span of a few wild minutes, everything broke their way. With their seventh straight

win, the Texans (10-3) moved to the threshold of the playoffs. They hugged on the field then headed to the locker room, where they huddled around a television set and watched the final minutes of Tennessee’s game play out. They needed a Titans loss to clinch the AFC South. When time ran out on the Titans, preserving New Orleans’ 22-17 victory, the Texans screamed, hugged, and donned black championship caps and white T-shirts. Injured receiver Andre Johnson, who didn’t play because of a strained hamstring, got a game ball for his part in turning the team into a winner. “Words really can’t describe it,” Johnson said. “It’s something I’ve been waiting for for a long time.” Since their inaugural season in 2002, the Texans have been little more than a tease. They’d come close to reaching the play-

offs, only to fade and fumble in the big games. They couldn’t quite get that breakthrough win. An unlikely rookie took them the last step. Yates, a fifth-round draft pick, got his chance when Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart suffered season-ending injuries in consecutive weeks. Making only his second start, Yates led the Texans on their biggest comeback of the season. With everything on the line for both teams, the Bengals (7-6) couldn’t stop him. “A rookie quarterback beat us today,” safety Chris Crocker said. “He did it with both his arm and his feet. I don’t even know what to say. Wow.” Wow, indeed. Yates scrambled 17 yards on third-and-15 to keep the drive going. A pass interference penalty on Adam “Pacman”

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Troy outlasted Bowling Green on Sunday, as Derrick Bark delivered the game-winning goal in a sudden death shootout after a big save by goalie Jake Eldridge at the other end. After Bowling Green scored the game’s first goal in the first period, Troy’s Will Schober scored a goal to tie the game, with assists by Andrew Stang and Drew Morgan.

BOWLING GREEN Bowling Green scored to take the lead right back in the third, but Troy captain Nick Usserman tied the game back up later in the period, stealing the puck and then taking it right at the goalie to score and knot the game at 2-2, where it stayed going into overtime. “Nick’s goal was a great effort,” Troy coach Larrell Walters said. “It was a great effort on the forecheck, and it came when we were short-handed. He made a great play to steal the puck, then he went right to the net and put the puck in the right corner.” After a four-on-four overtime, the game remained tied. Then, after five shooters went for each team in the shootout, the game stayed tied before moving onto sudden death. Troy outshot Bowling Green 31-20 for the game. “All in all, we played a great game,” Walters said. “I can’t say enough about the kids’ effort. From the first drop of the puck, we were there to play. “I think this is the first time I can recall that Troy has beaten Bowling Green. It’s a great victory — one that we are very proud of.”

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Brewers’ Braun doesn’t fit mold Ryan Braun certainly doesn’t fit the image fans conjure up when they hear that a baseball slugger has been accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. Since he joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007, Braun has belted big home runs not with cartoonishly large muscles, but with a sweet swing and an ultra-quick bat. Last season, he helped drive the Brewers to the playoffs and was voted the NL’s Most Valuable Player. See Page 15.

Cincinnati suspends Yates for six games CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati forward Yancy Gates got a six-game suspension on Sunday for throwing punches at No. 8 Xavier, and seven other players were disciplined for their roles in a brawl that ended the annual crosstown rivalry game. Four Bearcats and four Musketeers were suspended in all. Three Cincinnati players got six-game suspensions, the longest of those handed out.

Gates punched Xavier’s Kenny Frease in the face, causing a nasty gash below his left eye, and hit at least one other Musketeer during the fracas on Saturday, which prompted the referees to call Xavier’s 76-53 win with 9.4 seconds left. The Bearcats also gave Cheikh Mbodj and Octavius Ellis six-game suspensions. Ge’Lawn Guyn was suspended for one game.

Xavier suspended point guard Tu Holloway for one game, guard Mark Lyons for two, and Dez Wells and Landen Amos for four games each. The brawl left both programs with a black eye, prompting repeated apologies by both schools. It started in the closing seconds when Holloway talked to the Cincinnati bench. Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick had


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said during the week leading up to the game that Holloway wasn’t good enough to start for the Bearcats. Holloway wanted the last word, and started talking to coaches and players on the Cincinnati bench with the clock stopped at 9.4 seconds. Guyn was standing by Holloway and pushed him in the face. Wells

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Bengals ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 Jones put the ball at the 6yard line with 12 seconds left. After an incompletion, Walter lined up wide right, cut to the middle of the field and was uncovered at the goal line. Offensive tackle Duane Brown ran to Yates and repeatedly slapped his helmet in celebration. The kid had come through when it mattered most. “Hey, we’re champs!” receiver Jacoby Jones said.

“All my years I’ve been playing, I’ve never been on a team that got over the hump.” Only 41,202 fans the second-smallest crowd in Paul Brown Stadium history showed up to watch the Bengals turn themselves into a long shot for the playoffs. They’d lost three of their last four, including a 35-7 drubbing in Pittsburgh last week that essentially eliminated them from the AFC North race.

Now, they’re going to need help getting the final wild card berth. “As far as the team goes, they are very disappointed and I’m going to have to pump some air in them,” coach Marvin Lewis said. “Before this game, we controlled our own destiny, and now I can’t tell you what is going to happen.” The Texans have kept winning while losing quarterbacks. They took the final step into the playoffs

without Johnson, who was inactive Sunday because of a strained left hamstring. Yates and a solid defense pulled them through. Yates went 26 of 44 for 300 yards with two touchdowns, one interception and five sacks. Houston’s defense was the stingiest in the AFC, and came through after the Texans fell behind 16-3 at halftime. Andy Dalton was sacked and fumbled, setting up Yates’ 6-yard touchdown pass that got

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the Texans some momentum early in the third quarter. “It did not look like we had any chance of getting out of here with a win,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “But we have a young quarterback who believes in what he’s doing.” Notes: The Bengals managed 81 yards in the second half. Cedric Benson carried eight times and lost a yard overall in the half. … Houston had one sack, leaving it one shy of

the club record of 37 in 2005. … Cincinnati’s Mike Nugent kicked field goals of 22, 47, 49 and 28 yards. … RG Bobbie Williams hurt his right ankle in the second quarter and didn’t return. … The crowd was smaller than one of the University of Cincinnati’s two games at Paul Brown Stadium this season. The Bearcats drew 48,152 fans for a game against West Virginia on Nov. 12. Their game against Louisville on Oct. 15 drew 40,971.

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Brains over Braun Brewers’ Braun doesn’t fit steroid user stereotype MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun certainly doesn’t fit the image fans conjure up when they hear that a baseball slugger has been accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. Since he joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007, Braun has belted big home runs not with cartoonishly large muscles, but with a sweet swing and an ultra-quick bat. Last season, he helped drive the Brewers to the playoffs and was voted the NL’s Most Valuable Player. Now Braun finds himself fighting a 50-game suspension after news leaked that he has tested positive for a banned substance. He steadfastly maintains his innocence. A spokesman for Braun said in a statement issued to ESPN and The Associated Press that there are “highly unusual circumstances surrounding this case which will support Ryan’s complete innocence.” ESPN cited two sources Saturday in first reporting the result, saying Braun tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, adding that a later test by the World Anti-Doping Agency lab in Montreal determined the testosterone was synthetic. Braun is appealing, according to people familiar with the case. And fans may be inclined to believe Braun, given his clean-cut image and that he hasn’t tested positive or even been suspected of using banned substances in the past. And, perhaps above all, the fact that he doesn’t look like a human science experiment. But there is a long history of athletes accused of taking banned drugs insisting they did so to recover from injuries. Sports medicine experts acknowledge the drugs may help, raising the possibility Braun might have been doing just that. Norman Fost, a professor of pediatrics and director of the bioethics program at the University of Wisconsin, said vigorous exercise breaks down microscopic muscle fibers.


Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow scrambles against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter Sunday in Denver.The Broncos won 13-10.



Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun celebrates after hitting a game-winning home run during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Sept. 13 in Milwaukee. “One theory is that anabolic steroids hasten the repair of those muscle fibers, and allow you to work out harder,” Fost said. Dr. Susannah Briskin, a primary care sports medicine physician with Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, says the potential injury recovery benefits associated with anabolic steroids have been tested on a limited basis but only on animals. “This stuff will never end up being studied with humans,” Briskin said. “Any medical study must start with, ‘Do no harm.’ The problem is, there’s been a lot of harm proven in studying anabolic steroids.” According to a document on the Mayo Clinic’s website, the potential injury recovery benefits of performance-enhancing drugs are part of their appeal to athletes. “Besides making muscles bigger, anabolic steroids may help athletes

recover from a hard workout more quickly by reducing the muscle damage that occurs during the session,” the document says. “This enables athletes to workout harder and more frequently without overtraining. In addition, some athletes may like the aggressive feelings they get when they take the drugs.” Braun has dealt with nagging injuries in recent years, and other players have acknowledged they used performance enhancers to help them recover from injury. One of the most wellknown is pitcher Andy Pettitte, who said he used human growth hormone to recover from an injury, not to enhance his performance. Given the generally positive public reception to Pettitte’s admission, Fost wonders why more athletes accused of using banned substances don’t just follow his lead. “What amazes me and mystifies me is that every athlete hasn’t figured out

that’s a correct answer and an answer that seems to be deemed acceptable,” Fost said. And Fost doesn’t necessarily see anything wrong with athletes taking a substance that helps them recover from their injuries. He believes health concerns about steroids haven’t been sufficiently proved, and blames the media and Congress for creating an atmosphere he likens to the Salem witch trials. “That’s the big question why is it ‘cheating?’” Fost said. Braun did not respond to a request for comment from the AP. “We are dealing with an incomplete set of facts and speculation,” Brewers chairman and principal owner Mark Attanasio said in a statement. “Before there is a rush to judgment, Ryan deserves the right to be heard. We are committed to supporting Ryan to get to the truth of what happened in this unfortunate situation.”

Cronin said after the game that he would decide whether anybody should be kicked off the team for their actions. He also said he took the players’ jerseys away to make the point that their conduct was unacceptable. Babcock, who was hired from Missouri in October, apologized for the fracas. “We hold our studentathletes to a very high standard and take very seriously the role that our entire department plays in reflecting the overall image of this great university,” Babcock said. “We will continue to work diligently to represent the Bearcat family and the Cincinnati community in a first-class manner. There will be zero tol-

erance for a repeat of this behavior.” Gates is Cincinnati’s top frontcourt player. He’ll miss games against Wright State, Radford, ArkansasPine Bluff, Chicago State, Oklahoma and the Bearcats’ Big East opener at Pittsburgh. Cincinnati consulted with the Big East over the penalties. “The very unfortunate events that occurred in the final seconds of Saturday’s Cincinnati-Xavier basketball game have no place within intercollegiate athletics,” Big East Commissioner John Marinatto said. “The University of Cincinnati has responded with swift, expeditious and appropri-

■ CONTINUED FROM 14 Prater’s 59-yarder with 2 seconds left in regulation tied the score. It was Denver’s sixth straight win, and half of them have come in OT since Tebow was promoted to starter. SAINTS 22, TITANS 17 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Marques Colston in the fourth quarter to lead New Orleans to its fifth straight victory. The NFC South-leading Saints (10-3) had little trouble picking up yards, but struggled to score until Brees and Colston connected on passes of 35 and 28 yards. PATRIOTS 34, REDSKINS 27 LANDOVER, Md. — Tom Brady threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns, and Rob Gronkowski set an NFL single-season record for most touchdown catches by a tight end as New England won its fifth straight. Gronkowski snagged his 14th and 15th scoring receptions, moving him past Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis. Gates had 13 in 2004, and Davis matched that total in 2009. RAVENS 24, COLTS 10 BALTIMORE — Terrell Suggs had three sacks and forced three fumbles to keep Indianapolis winless. Baltimore (10-3) limited the Colts (0-13) to 167 yards 53 through three quarters. Were it not for a touchdown on the game’s final play, Indianapolis would have been held without a

TD for the second time since the 2003 season opener. FALCONS 31, PANTHERS 23 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matt Ryan threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to rookie Julio Jones and Atlanta erased a 16-point deficit. Ryan threw for 320 yards and tied a career high with four touchdowns passing. Atlanta (8-5) avoided a costly loss to stay alive in the NFC wild card race. LIONS 34, VIKINGS 28 DETROIT — Backup Joe Webb fumbled deep in Lions territory in the final seconds, and Detroit escaped with a much-need victory. Matthew Stafford threw for two scores in the first quarter to give Detroit one of its threetouchdown leads. The Lions (8-5) had lost five of seven, and played without defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is serving the second game of his two-game suspension. CHARGERS 37, BILLS 10 SAN DIEGO — Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Antonio Gates, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Buffalo Bills 37-10 Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive. CARDINALS 21, 49ERS 19 GLENDALE, Ariz. — John Skelton stepped in for the injured Kevin Kolb and threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns, and the Arizona Cardinals rallied to hand the San Francisco 49ers just their third loss of the season, 21-19 on Sunday.

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Brawl ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 responded by pushing down Guyn. Gates was holding the ball and threw it at Holloway’s head, prompting both benches to clear. At a news conference on Sunday, Holloway took responsibility for instigating it. “Coach (Chris) Mack always reminds me, ‘You’re a leader of this team. The young guys are going to do what you’re going to do,’” Holloway said. “If I would’ve never talked to (UC’s) bench or if I wouldn’t have said anything to their players, maybe Dez Wells wouldn’t be suspended four games. The result of what I did, I kind of brought him down, I brought Mark Lyons down, I brought the

rest of my teammates down because of what I did out there on the floor.” Players went at each other in the scrum. As the fight wound down, Gates stood by the Cincinnati bench with fists raised in a boxing pose. The suspensions will affect only one Big East game, the Bearcats’ league opener at Pittsburgh on Jan. 1. “We want to deal with this in a prompt and direct manner and send the message that we will not tolerate this from those who have the privilege of representing the University of Cincinnati,” athletics director Whit Babcock said in a statement. Cincinnati coach Mick

ate action, which the Big East Conference fully supports.” Xavier (8-0) handed out penalties that will extend through the Musketeers’ appearance at the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii over Christmas. They are off next week for finals, and resume on Sunday at home against Oral Roberts. The following three games are in Hawaii. Holloway and Xavier athletics director Mike Bobinski said on Sunday that they regretted the point guard’s use of the term “gangsters” to describe the Musketeers’ toughness in a postgame news conference. The rivalry has taken on a hard edge over the years,

with trash talking, occasional shoving and technical fouls the norm in games. The first all-out brawl raised questions about whether it should continue. “Should we not play the game anymore?” Bobinski said. “I think that’s a bad idea. I think that’s sort of giving in to the events of yesterday. But I only believe that if we can change the dynamic of the game. “I’ve spoken with Whit Babcock, and we’ve agreed to work together to make this a positive event and a celebration of the Division I basketball that’s played in the city of Cincinnati and not the Hatfield and McCoy event that it’s turned into over the years.”



First Quarter Hou_FG Rackers 46, 9:51. Cin_FG Nugent 22, 4:54. Cin_FG Nugent 47, 2:31. Second Quarter Cin_Simpson 17 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 3:02. Cin_FG Nugent 49, :06. Third Quarter Hou_Dreessen 6 pass from Yates (Rackers kick), 12:27. Cin_FG Nugent 28, 2:07. Fourth Quarter Hou_FG Rackers 33, 5:31. Hou_Walter 6 pass from Yates (Rackers kick), :02. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Houston, Tate 8-67, Foster 15-41, Yates 5-36. Cincinnati, Benson 21-91, Scott 6-4, Hawkins 1-4, Dalton 1-2. PASSING_Houston, Yates 26-44-1300. Cincinnati, Dalton 16-28-0-189. RECEIVING_Houston, Daniels 7100, Walter 6-76, Foster 4-33, Jones 339, Tate 3-30, Dreessen 3-22. Cincinnati, Green 5-59, Gresham 3-45, Simpson 2-38, Scott 2-15, Caldwell 210, Hawkins 1-22, Benson 1-0. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Houston, Rackers 47 (WR). A_41,202.

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)

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)

NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 26 James Madison 20, Eastern Kentucky 17 Old Dominion 35, Norfolk State 18 Stony Brook 31, Albany (N.Y.) 28 Central Arkansas 34, Tennessee Tech 14 Second Round Saturday, Dec. 3 Georgia Southern 55, Old Dominion 48 Montana 41, Central Arkansas 14 Maine 34, Appalachian State 12 Sam Houston State 34, Stony Brook 27 Montana State 26, New Hampshire 25 Lehigh 40, Towson 38 North Dakota State 26, James Madison 14 Northern Iowa 28, Wofford 21 Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 9 Montana 48, Northern Iowa 10 Saturday, Dec. 10 Sam Houston State 49, Montana State 13 Georgia Southern 35, Maine 23 North Dakota State 24, Lehigh 0 Semifinals Friday, Dec. 16 or Saturday, Dec. 17 Montana (11-2) vs. Sam Houston State (13-0) Georgia Southern (11-2) vs. North Dakota State (12-1) Championship Friday, Jan. 7 At Pizza Hut Park Frisco, Texas

National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 10 3 0 .769 396 274 N.Y. Jets 8 5 0 .615 327 270 5 8 0 .385 288 341 Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 256 246 Miami South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 10 3 0 .769 330 208 7 6 0 .538 266 251 Tennessee 4 9 0 .308 193 252 Jacksonville 0 13 0 .000 184 382 Indianapolis North W L T Pct PF PA 10 3 0 .769 320 202 Baltimore 10 3 0 .769 282 198 Pittsburgh 7 6 0 .538 285 270 Cincinnati Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 178 254 West W L T Pct PF PA 8 5 0 .615 269 302 Denver 7 6 0 .538 290 354 Oakland San Diego 6 7 0 .462 324 299 Kansas City 5 8 0 .385 173 305 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 7 5 0 .583 283 244 N.Y. Giants 6 6 0 .500 287 315 Philadelphia 5 8 0 .385 297 292 4 9 0 .308 229 290 Washington South W L T Pct PF PA x-New Orleans 10 3 0 .769 415 286 8 5 0 .615 300 267 Atlanta 4 9 0 .308 313 355 Carolina Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 232 370 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Green Bay 13 0 0 1.000 466 278 8 5 0 .615 367 305 Detroit Chicago 7 6 0 .538 301 255 Minnesota 2 11 0 .154 274 364 West W L T Pct PF PA y-San Francisco10 3 0 .769 307 182 Arizona 6 7 0 .462 253 288 Seattle 5 7 0 .417 216 246 2 10 0 .167 140 296 St. Louis x-clinched division Thursday's Game Pittsburgh 14, Cleveland 3 Sunday's Games New Orleans 22, Tennessee 17 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 10 N.Y. Jets 37, Kansas City 10 Detroit 34, Minnesota 28 Houston 20, Cincinnati 19 Jacksonville 41, Tampa Bay 14 Atlanta 31, Carolina 23 Philadelphia 26, Miami 10 New England 34, Washington 27 Arizona 21, San Francisco 19 Denver 13, Chicago 10, OT San Diego 37, Buffalo 10 Green Bay 46, Oakland 16 N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Monday's Game St. Louis at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 Jacksonville at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 Dallas at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 New Orleans at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Carolina at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. Houston 20, Cincinnati 19 Houston.......3........0 .......7 ........10—20 Cincinnati ....6.......10 ......3 .........0—19



SPORTS ON TV TODAY NFL FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN — St. Louis at Seattle NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — New Jersey at Tampa Bay SOCCER 2:50 p.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Manchester City at Chelsea

TUESDAY MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Boston U. at Villanova 9 p.m. ESPN — Cent. Michigan at Minnesota NHL HOCKEY 9 p.m. VERSUS — San Jose at Colorado WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Tennessee at Rutgers

WEDNESDAY GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — Ladies European Tour, Dubai Ladies Masters, first round, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates (same-day tape) 8:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour Australasia, JBWere Masters, first round, at Cheltenham, Australia 1:30 a.m. TGC — Asian Tour, Thailand Championship, first round, at Bangkok MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Cincinnati at Wright St. 7:30 p.m. ESPN — FIU at Maryland 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Tennessee at Coll. of Charleston NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. VERSUS — Chicago at Minnesota

THURSDAY GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — Ladies European Tour, Dubai Ladies Masters, second round, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates (same-day tape) 8:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour Australasia, JBWere Masters, second round, at Cheltenham, Australia 1:30 a.m. TGC — Asian Tour, Thailand Championship, second round, at Bangkok NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. NFL — Jacksonville at Atlanta PREP BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Oak Hill Academy (Va.) vs. Miller Grove (Ga.), at Atlanta 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Montrose Christian (Md.) vs. Marcus Flower Mound (Texas), at Lewisville, Texas WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I, playoffs, semifinal, teams TBD, at San Antonio 9 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I, playoffs, semifinal, teams TBD, at San Antonio Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. 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 21, Winston-Salem 14 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 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 Mount Union 28, Wesley 21 Wis.-Whitewater 20, St.Thomas (Minn.) 0 Championship Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday, Dec. 16 At Salem Stadium Salem,Va. Mount Union (14-0) vs. WisconsinWhitewater (14-0), 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 Sunday’s College Basketball Scores EAST Boston College 66, Stony Brook 51 Fairfield 58, New Hampshire 52 Quinnipiac 62, Vermont 58 Sacred Heart 84, Lafayette 79 MIDWEST Albion 69, Denison 63 Ashland 73, Lake Erie 54 Carthage 75, Coe 61 Dayton 72, SC-Upstate 68 Kansas St. 79, North Florida 68, OT W. Michigan 54, S. Illinois 43 SOUTH Alabama 62, Detroit 54 Alabama St. 88, Texas Wesleyan 80 Elon 109, Lynchburg 67 Florida St. 75, UNC Greensboro 60 Furman 85, Jacksonville 79 Marshall 82, Iona 63 Murray St. 76, Memphis 72 NC State 65, NC Central 60 South Alabama 102, Alcorn St. 62 South Florida 83, Florida A&M 59 Virginia Tech 73, Norfolk St. 60 Winthrop 79, Virginia-Wise 70 SOUTHWEST FIU 58, Stephen F. Austin 56

Monday, December 12, 2011 UTEP 73, New Mexico St. 69 FAR WEST Cal St.-Fullerton 91, E. Washington 76 California 73, Jackson St. 46 Idaho 73, Seattle 62 UC Riverside 75, Montana St. 73 Washington St. 93, Santa Clara 55 Top 25 Fared Sunday 1. Kentucky (8-1) did not play. Next: vs. Chattanooga, Saturday. 2. Ohio State (8-1) did not play. Next: vs. South Carolina-Upstate, Wednesday. 3. Syracuse (10-0) did not play. Next: at N.C. State, Saturday. 4. North Carolina (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. Appalachian State, Saturday. 5. Louisville (9-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 21 Memphis, Saturday. 6. Baylor (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Bethune-Cookman, Wednesday. 7. Duke (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. UNC Greensboro, Monday, Dec. 19. 8. Xavier (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. Oral Roberts, Sunday. 9. UConn (8-1) did not play. Next: vs. Holy Cross, Sunday. 10. Missouri (9-0) did not play. Next: vs. Kennesaw State, Thursday. 11. Marquette (9-0) did not play. Next: vs. Northern Colorado, Saturday. 12. Florida (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 22 Texas A&M. 13. Kansas (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. Davidson, Monday, Dec. 19. 14. Wisconsin (8-2) did not play. Next: at Milwaukee, Tuesday. 15. Pittsburgh (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. South Carolina State, Saturday. 16. Alabama (8-2) beat Detroit 62-54. Next: at Kansas State, Saturday. 17. Mississippi State (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. FAU, Tuesday. 18. Georgetown (8-1) did not play. Next: vs. American U., Saturday. 19. Creighton (7-1) did not play. Next: vs. Houston Baptist, Saturday. 20. Michigan (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Tuesday. 21. Memphis (5-3) lost to Murray State 76-72. Next: at No. 5 Louisville, Saturday. 22. Texas A&M (8-1) did not play. Next: at No. 12 Florida, Saturday. 23. Gonzaga (5-2) did not play. Next: vs. Oral Roberts, Thursday. 24. Illinois (9-0) vs. Coppin State. Next: vs. UNLV, Saturday. 25. Harvard (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. FAU, Thursday, Dec. 22. Women’s Top 25 Fared 1. Baylor (10-0) beat Milwaukee 7241; beat St. John's 73-59. 2. UConn (9-0) beat No. 8 Texas A&M 81-51; beat Seton Hall 70-37. 3. Notre Dame (9-1) beat Marquette 95-42; beat No. 12 Purdue 66-38. 4. Stanford (6-1) did not play. 5. Maryland (11-0) beat Delaware State 108-33; beat George Mason 7850. 6. Duke (7-2) lost to No. 10 Kentucky 72-65; beat South Carolina-Upstate 9335. 7. Tennessee (5-2) beat No. 20 DePaul 84-61. 8. Texas A&M (7-2) lost to No. 2 UConn 81-51; beat TCU 68-53. 9. Miami (8-1) beat No. 11 Rutgers 92-81, 2OT; beat Mississippi 76-48. 10. Kentucky (10-0) beat No. 6 Duke 72-65; beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10143. 11. Rutgers (9-1) lost to No. 9 Miami 92-81, 2OT; beat Fordham 68-48. 12. Purdue (7-3) lost to No. 3 Notre Dame 66-38; lost to Central Michigan 75-62. 13. Ohio State (8-0) beat Canisius 84-41. 14. Georgia (8-1) beat at Mercer 8043. 15. Louisville (8-2) beat GardnerWebb 92-27. 16. Texas Tech (8-0) beat TexasArlington 88-48. 17. Penn State (8-2) beat Virginia Tech 66-28; beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 76-51. 18. North Carolina (7-1) beat Lipscomb 95-53; beat ETSU 93-77. 19. Georgetown (9-2) beat Pittsburgh 82-54; beat George Washington 59-50. 20. DePaul (8-2) beat St. John's 6952; beat SIU Edwardsville 75-65; lost to No. 7 Tennessee 84-61. 21. Green Bay (8-0) beat Toledo 7265. 22. Delaware (8-0) beat Yale 77-45; beat Wake Forest 70-57. 23. Vanderbilt (10-0) beat UT-Martin 99-84. 24. Oklahoma (4-3) lost to Fresno State 69-66; beat Milwaukee 72-50. 25. Texas (6-2) beat Michigan State 61-53.

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 28 18 7 3 39101 81 Pittsburgh 30 17 9 4 38 94 75 N.Y. Rangers 26 16 6 4 36 77 59 New Jersey 28 14 13 1 29 71 80 N.Y. Islanders 27 9 12 6 24 62 88 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 28 18 9 1 37 94 59 Toronto 29 15 11 3 33 91 94 Buffalo 29 15 12 2 32 79 79 Montreal 30 12 11 7 31 74 77 Ottawa 30 13 13 4 30 91105 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 29 16 8 5 37 81 71 Washington 28 15 12 1 31 88 89 Winnipeg 29 13 12 4 30 82 92 Tampa Bay 29 12 15 2 26 75 96 Carolina 31 9 18 4 22 79108 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 30 18 8 4 40 99 92 Detroit 28 18 9 1 37 89 62 St. Louis 29 17 9 3 37 71 62 Nashville 29 14 11 4 32 77 79 Columbus 29 8 17 4 20 71 99 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 30 20 7 3 43 79 64 Vancouver 29 18 10 1 37 97 71 Edmonton 30 14 13 3 31 83 80 Calgary 29 14 13 2 30 73 80 Colorado 30 13 16 1 27 78 91 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 28 16 11 1 33 73 78 Phoenix 29 15 11 3 33 77 76 San Jose 27 15 10 2 32 75 64 Los Angeles 29 13 12 4 30 65 67 Anaheim 29 8 16 5 21 67 95 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.


Saturday's Games Montreal 2, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Rangers 4, Buffalo 1 Vancouver 4, Ottawa 1 Pittsburgh 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Philadelphia 5, Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 7, Winnipeg 1 Boston 5, Columbus 3 St. Louis 1, San Jose 0 Nashville 3, Anaheim 2 Minnesota 4, Phoenix 1 Calgary 3, Edmonton 0 Dallas 2, Los Angeles 1 Sunday's Games Chicago 3, San Jose 2, OT Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Monday's Games New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Tuesday's Games Los Angeles at Boston, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Columbus, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Nashville, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.

GOLF Dubai World Championship Scores Sunday At Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course) Dubai, United Arab Emirates Purse: $7.5 million Yardage: 7,675; Par: 72 Final Alvaro Quiros, Spain........68-64-64-67—269 Paul Lawrie, Scotland ...65—73-66-67—271 Luke Donald, England.....72-68-66-66—272 Peter Hanson, Sweden ...64-72-71-67—274 C. Schwartzel, S. Africa ...69-71-68-67—275 L. Oosthuizien, S. Africa ..72-67-66-71—276 Francesco Molinari, Italy..71-68-68-69—276 Robert Rock, England.....68-69-71-69—277 Shane Lowry, Ireland.......69-70-68-70—277 Pablo Larrazabal, Spain ..71-68-70-69—278 G. McDowell, N. Ireland...71-71-71-66—279 Rory McIlory, N.Ireland....66-71-71-71—279 Sergio Garcia, Spain .......67-73-68-71—279 Martin Kaymer, Germany73-71-64-71—279 Robert Karlsson, Sweden73-72-68-66—279 Paul Casey, England........72-66-70-72—280 Johan Edfors, Sweden ....72-68-72-68—280 David Lynn, England .......69-72-70-69—280 F. A. Hed, Sweden............75-66-72-69—282 T. Olesen, Denmark.........70-73-70-69—282 N. Colsaerts, Belgium......72-74-67-69—282 Hennie Otto, South Africa70-75-71-67—283 G. Coetzee, South Africa.74-73-69-67—283 Jaco Van Zyl, S. Africa.....69-70-72-72—283 Ian Poulter, England ........73-69-68-73—283 T. Aiken, South Africa.......69-73-75-67—284 R. Cabrera-Bello, Spain...72-70-74-68—284 Jamie Donaldson, Wales.75-69-69-71—284 Thomas Bjorn, Denmark.73-70-71-71—285 Gregory Bourdy, France, .70-73-71-71—285 G. Fdez-Castano, Spain..70-71-72-72—285 Edoardo Molinari, Italy.....71-73-68-73—285 Lee Westwood, England .73-69-69-74—285 Mark Foster, England ......76-71-70-69—286 Ernie Els, South Africa ....74-69-73-70—286 Matteo Manassero, Italy..73-68-72-73—286 Retief Goosen, S. Africa..74-69-75-69—287 Lorenzo Gagli, Italy..........72-71-73-71—287 Felipe, Aguilar, Chile........70-77-68-72—287 David Horsey, England....69-72-73-73—287 A. Noren, Sweden............70-72-70-75—287 Thomas Levet, France.....70-75-69-74—288 Richie Ramsay, Scotland 74-69-70-75—288 Mi. Angel Jimenez, Spain71-77-71-71—290 A. Hansen, Denmark.......74-73-69-74—290 Simon Dyson, England ...77-75-69-70—291 Ross Fisher, England ......68-74-75-74—291 Gregory Havret, France...72-72-72-76—292 R. Jacquelin, France ........74-67-74-77—292 Rhys Davies, Wales.........73-73-69-77—292 Joost Luiten, Netherlands76-71-73-73—293 Peter Lawrie, Ireland........75-74-71-73—293 James Morrison, England75-70-76-73—294 Scott Jamieson, Scotland72-72-79-73—296 Michael Hoey, N. Ireland..75-72-76-73—296 C. Nilsson, Sweden..........76-73-73-75—297 Darren Clarke, N. Ireland.76-72-75-76—299 Franklin Templeton Shootout Scores Sunday At Tiburon Golf Club (Gold Course) Naples, Fla. Purse: $3 million Yardage: 7,288; Par: 72 Final Round Scramble Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele, $470,000 63-62-59—184 Mark Calcavecchia/Nick Price, $375,000 63-63-61—187 Rory Sabbatini/Jhonattan Vegas, $375,000 67-60-60—187 Charles Howell III/Justin Leonard, $205,000 68-62-58—188 Jerry Kelly/Steve Stricker, $205,00064-6559—188 Chad Campbell/Chris DiMarco, $163,750 68-63-59—190 Stewart Cink/Bo Van Pelt, $163,75070-6258—190 Kenny Perry/Scott Stallings, $163,7506 7 62-61—190 Rickie Fowler/Camilo Villegas, $163,7506563-62—190 Jason Dufner/Sean O'Hair, $150,00066-6461—191 Greg Norman/Scott McCarron, $145,000 69-62-61—192 Anthony Kim/Webb Simpson, $140,0006 7 63-63—193

TRANSACTIONS Sunday’s Sports Transactions BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS_Signed G Kemba Walker. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS_Waived G Charlie Bell. Rescinded their qualifying offer to F Reggie Williams. NEW YORK KNICKS_Signed G Mike Bibby, G Iman Shumpert and C Josh Harrellson. Re-signed F Jared Jeffries. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS_Announced C center Spencer Hawes accepted the team's qualifying offer. TORONTO RAPTORS_Signed C Aaron Gray. WASHINGTON WIZARDS_Resigned C Hamady Ndiaye. HOCKEY National Hockey League C A R O L I N A HURRICANES_Recalled F Drayson Bowman from Charlotte (AHL). Placed G Brian Boucher on injured reserve. American Hockey League AHL_Suspended Hamilton RW Brian Willsie one game because of a spearing incident in a Dec. 9 game against Toronto. PROVIDENCE BRUINS_Signed D Jordon Southorn. ECHL ECHL_Suspended Bakersfield's Hans Benson one game as a result of his actions in Dec. 10 game at Stockton.


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