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December 12, 2012 It’s Where You Live! Volume 104, No. 290



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B.O.E. wraps up year-end business Trostle appointed president pro tempore for next meeting BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer

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The Troy Board of Education wrapped up its 2012 calendar year with routine business on Monday. The board appointed Doug Trostle as president pro tempore for its next regular reorgani-

TROY zation meeting to be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the board office. The board approved a resolution providing for the issuance of school improvement refunding bonds not to exceed $7,660,000. According to district treasurer Craig Jones, the bonds generated $920,000 in interest since they were issued in 2005. “Great savings for the tax payers,” Jones said.

Director of curriculum and instruction Michael Moore presented an update about the district’s Race to the Top federal grant and the state’s latest news on the teacher evaluation mandate and state curriculum revisions. Moore told the board to expect a teacher evaluation policy sometime in the early months of the new year. As far as the state’s “Common Core” revamp of K-12 standards, Superintendent Eric Herman said every subject and grade level has

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Clarification Sunday’s story about “Troy and the Great Flood of 1913” neglected to include Rick Jackson as one of the three individuals who worked on the book. He located and matched photographs for story content and then scanned and uploaded nearly 200 for inclusion in the publication.

Gunman among those reported dead

Sandy impacts vacation homes The small yellow cottage has always been more than a house to Bob Bratek and his family. It was their tiny slice of oceanfront heaven, a repository of family memories built in the ’60s with the hands of three generations of Brateks and any materials they could find.

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Troy Rotary Club member Dr. Michael Pope empties a bag of designated driver buttons onto a table Tuesday at the Troy Country Club during a campaign kick-off promoting safe driving during the holiday season.

A ‘Badge of Honor’ Rotary once again distributing ‘Designated Driver’ buttons BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer


As 2012 winds down, at least five of the 10 vehicle fatalities were attributed to drinking and driving and all five could have been prevented if a designated driver had been avail- COX able. It’s that statistic that keeps Dr. Michael Pope, a member of the Troy Rotary Club, coming back each Christmas holiday to pass out the golden “Designated Driver” buttons available around the county. As a no-charge community serv-



ice, Troy, Tipp City and West Milton Rotary Clubs once again will be distributing thousands of “Designated Driver” buttons throughout the area. Pope joined Miami County Sheriff Charles Cox and Ohio State

Patrolman Lt. Rick Albers to kick off the “Designated Driver” campaign Tuesday at Troy Country Club. “With the upcoming Christmas season, we are asking people to be responsible in having someone they can count on as their designated driver,” Lt. Albers said Tuesday. “This is a great program to stress to the public to plan ahead.” Pope said he started to research the problem in 1996 and found a

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County striving to enhance branding BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer

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release. Feedback will be used to gauge where marketing dollars should be invested to best serve county residents. Visitor’s bureau Executive Director Diana Thompson said the purpose of the branding project is to create a more uniformed, cohesive marketing effort that businesses, residents, local governments, tourism companies and community groups can utilize. Level of participation in the program will be tiered, she

added, allowing individuals and groups to adopt the methods as they see fit. “Hopefully through this branding project, we will be able to create a better message out in the workplace and have more recognition,” Thompson said. “The main purpose is for economic development, and tourism is a part of that.” By improving marketing efforts, the county could boost the economic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a suburban Portland shopping mall Tuesday, killing two people and wounding another as people were doing their Christmas shopping, authorities said. Witnesses described a scene of chaos and disbelief as a gunman wearing some sort of camouflage outfit and a white mask shot an initial burst of fire and then more rounds at Clackamas Town Center. Shoppers tried to find safe areas as teams of police officers began entering the mall to find the shooter. Clackamas County sheriff’s Lt. James Rhodes said later that the gunman was dead, but he wouldn’t say how he died or provide any details about him. Authorities were going store-to-store to secure the scene and to escort hiding shoppers outside, but Rhodes said there was no indication that there was more than one shooter. Austin Patty, 20, who works at Macy’s, said he saw a man in a white mask carrying a rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest. He heard the gunman say “I am the shooter,” as if announcing himself, Patty said. He then fired several shots paced seconds apart. A series of rapid-fire shots in short succession followed. Patty said he ducked to the ground, then ran. His Macy’s co-worker, Pam Moore, told The Associated Press the gunman was short, with dark hair, dressed in camouflage. He had body armor and a rifle. “I heard about 20 shots and everyone hit the ground,” Moore said. “That’s when we all just ran.” Shaun Wik, 20, from Fairview, said he was Christmas shopping with his girlfriend and opened a fortune cookie at the food court. Inside was written “live for today, remember yesterday, think of tomor-

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“I put the baby back in the stroller and ran like hell,� Rowland said. “It was awful. It was shots after shots after shots like a massacre. “It was just awful.� Holli Bautista, 28, said she was shopping in the Macy’s for a Christmas dress for her daughter when she heard a two or three pops that sounded like firecrackers. “I heard people running and screaming and saying ‘Get out, there’s somebody shooting,’� she told the AP. “It was a scene of chaos.� She said hundreds of shoppers and mall employees started running, and she and dozens of other people were trying to escape through an exit in the department store. Bautista said the Macy’s opens into the food court area, where it was reported the shootings took place. Bautista said it

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• CONTINUED FROM 1 been revised. “Everything has been reworked,â€? Herman said. Vice-president Joyce Reives asked Herman and Moore if the total overhaul has made an impact on the district’s books and materials. Herman said it will be more of a “hunt and searchâ€? for text books which moved materials between grade levels. Herman said the district would spend less money overall on books. Instead, Herman said money would be spent on curriculum instead of text books and teachers would be designing their own curriculum based on the new standards. “We’re going to create a lot of our own materials,â€? Herman said. Herman said updating textbooks could cost the district between $250,000 to $300,000. But Herman said simply adding new curriculum combined with current materials would cost approximately $30,000. For example, subject matter which was once taught in first grade and now moved to second grade would be simply supplemented with new curriculum materials and swapping text books between classes as well as teachers, Herman said. The board approved to accept a bid

from Cardinal Bus Sales for one 72-passenger school bus at a total net cost of $91,468. Human resource director Marion Stout said Troy Christian School would be purchasing an older bus from the school district in the near future at the same cost of the trade-in value. The board approved $20,790 in monthly donations to the school district. Donations included: $5,000 from the Cookson PTO to the elementary school ‘s Tiger Rewards and student supplies; MainSource Bank donated $3,000 to assist in physical needs of students and $440 to fund a science exhibit for each homeroom from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery; track boosters donated $8,350 for a new pole vault pit; Alan Good donated $2,000 scholarship for the class of 2013; an anonymous donor donated $500 to Heywood Elementary for instructional supplies and student incentives; Troy Fish and Game donated $500 for the Tech 2 class for state and national competition for the Business Professionals of America and the Troy Foundation donated $1,000 to the Troy Junior High School’s principal fund in recognition of Clark Shigley being selected as the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Educator of the Year. For more information about Troy City Schools, visit

Study: Ohio ranks 35th in overall health CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio ranks in the middle of the pack in overall health in an annual study. The United Health Foundation lists Ohio as being 35th in the nation in its annual review, released Tuesday. Michigan came in at No. 37, Indiana at No. 41, Kentucky at No. 44 and

West Virginia at No. 47. Pennsylvania was 26th. The study lists Ohio’s strengths as its immunization coverage and low workplace deaths. Its weaknesses include a high level of smoking, high air pollution and a high rate of preventable hospitalization. The study found that

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similar Rotary program in Tennessee which inspired him to start one in Miami County in 1998. “There used to be at least three or four alcohol related fatalities in Miami County during the holidays and they’ve cut way down since we started this program,� Dr. Pope said. Albers said of the 10 fatalities in Miami County so far this year, five were alcohol related. Albers also said four of the five alcohol fatalities were also not wearing a seat belt. Pope said the Troy Rotary, along with Tipp City and West Milton chapters of the international service club, view designated drivers as “local heroes.� “A Designated Driver is a person that cares enough to see that friends and family are safe throughout the holidays,� Dr. Pope said in a prepared statement. “Their badge of honor is the Designated Driver Button.� Pope provided statistics obtained by the Miami County Sheriff’s Department indicate there has been no alcoholic related deaths through the Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Miami County for the past 12 years.

The Troy Rotary Club also supports the Heywood Elementary School throughout the year. The Troy Rotary Club recently donated $850 to purchase a portable sink for the school’s clinic. The Troy Rotary also donated winter coats to Heywood students in need. The Troy Rotary expanded the program this year to include supplying the school with other clothing for “emergencies,� such as underwear, Tshirts, sweatsuits, and socks. The Troy Rotary also supplied toiletries for students in need at Heywood Elementary. For more information about the Troy Rotary, visit Pope said the local participating restaurants, carry-outs, drive-through and state liquor stores “are the real heroes as they are the major sources for distribution of the Designated Driver Buttons.� For more information about the program, contact Dr. Michael Pope at 335-1406.

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County Road 25-A, Troy. For more information, call 335-WACO or visit • BOE MEETING: The Newton Local Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Newton Local Board of Education Room.

THURSDAY • BIRD COUNT: Join the Brukner Nature Center Bird Club for its annual survey of birds found at BNC beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Interpretive Building. Participants will then head back to the center for a hot lunch, and are asked to bring a dish to share. Soup and coffee will be provided. Register by calling (937) 6986493, in case the event has to be postponed because of inclement weather. • HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Preschool-age children accompanied by an adult are invited to come by the Troy-Miami County Public Library anytime between 10 a.m. and noon to create something wonderful. No registration is necessary. • OPEN HOUSE: The Tipp City Public Library’s open house, from 6-8 p.m., will honor the 20th anniversary of the Friends of the Library and will showcase renovations of the library’s main floor completed this fall. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will lead walkers as they experience the wonderful seasonal changes taking place. Bring binoculars. • FEEDERWATCH: Project Feederwatch will be offered from 9:3011:30 a.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Count birds, drink coffee, eat doughnuts, share stories and count more birds. The bird count contributes to scientific studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Check out the Cornell web site at for more information. • FAMILY PARTY: The Tipp City Public Library will offer its annual family Christmas party from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be holiday stories, a visit with Santa and families can share in making an ornament. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by calling (937) 667-3826. • SPECIAL MEETING: The Tipp City Exempted Village Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 7 a.m. at the board of education office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive, Tipp City. The purpose of the meeting is a continued discussion of school finances and possible levy in May 2013. • PORK CHOPS: American Legion Post No. 43, 622 S. Market St., will offer a baked pork chop dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. The dinner will include the baked pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans or corn. The meal will be $8. • OPEN HOUSE: A holiday open house will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Caldwell House, 2900 Corporate Drive, Troy. The event will include a visit from Santa, holiday music, hot chocolate, holiday pictures and more.

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. • POT PIE: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road will offer chicken pot pie with mashed potatoes and a side from 6-7:30 p.m. for $7. • BENEFIT EVENT: The Tipp City American Legion Post No. 586, 377 North 3rd St., Tipp City, will host a benefit for a longtime active member of the ladies auxiliary, Susan Shivler, who is battling breast cancer. The event will include a dinner, raffles, auction and a baked goods sale. All proceeds will go to Susan. The menu for dinner will be baked spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert. The events begin at 5 p.m. and the cost will be $7 in advance and $8 at the door. • EMPTY BOWLS: Artists Against Hunger will offer a free Empty Bowls

SATURDAY • PORK CHOPS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chop (non-marinated pork chops available upon request) dinner with baked potato and green bean casserole for $9 from 5-7 p.m. • NIGHT HIKE: A forest night hike at 7 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center will offer participants a chance to find these tracks and distinguish what kinds of animals are around and what kind of habitat they are living in. A public star gaze — free and open to the public — with the Stillwater Stargazers will follow at 8 p.m. kn the parking lot. Members will have their telescopes set up and will be able to answer questions. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ludlow Falls Christian Church, 213 Vine St., Ludlow Falls. Those who register will receive a free “Blood Donor — Saves Lives” knit scarf in scarlet and grey. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388GIVE. Make an appointment at • KARAOKE NIGHT: The Tipp City American Legion, North Third Street, will offer Papa D’s Pony Express Karaoke from 7 p.m. to close. The event is free. • CANDLE DIPPING: Aullwood will offer red and blue colored candle dipping beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton. Admission is $4 for adults ad $2 for children, plus $1 for each candle made. Call (937) 890-7360 for more information.

SUNDAY • BREAKFAST SERVED: Breakfast will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, from 8- 11 a.m. All breakfasts are made-to-order and everything is a la carte. • VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Brukner Nature Center staff and volunteers will collect data for Project FeederWatch, an international citizen science project under the guidance of Cornell Lab of Ornithology, from 2-4 p.m. All levels of birders are invited to participate in the program. Get all the information you need to be a FeederWatcher in your own backyard, too. • LIVE NATIVITY: A free live Nativity scene and birthday party of Jesus will be from 6-8 p.m. at the former Tommy Lewis Park, one block south of the monument on the east side just past Hill Street in Pleasant Hill. Children will be able to pet the animals. After a visit at the Nativity, participants can go one block west of the birthday party for Jesus at The Brethren in Christ Church, 101 W. Hill St. There will be hot chocolate, cake, ice cream, games and crafts. • BREAKFAST SET: The American Legion Auxiliary, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, will present an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Items available will be eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, french toast, hash browns, toast, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices. Meals will be $6. • CANDLE DIPPING: Aullwood will offer red and blue colored candle dipping beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton. Admission is $4 for adults ad $2 for children, plus $1 for each candle made. Call (937) 890-7360 for more information.

MONDAY-TUESDAY • TCT AUDITIONS: Troy Civic Theatre will have auditions for the cast of “Boeing Boeing” at 7 p.m. at the Barn in the Park on Adams Street across from Hobart Arena.“Boeing Boeing” is a comedy romp by Marc Camoletti adapted by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. The director, Rebecca O’Brien, is looking for two men and four women. Those planning to audition need to be at least 18 years of age. Auditions will be cold read only. The performance dates are March 1-3 and 8-9.

Troy grad exhibits metal sculptures ASHLAND, Ohio — The Coburn Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Department of Art at Ashland University, held its annual “Senior Art Exhibition Fall” — an exhibition showcasing the work of three senior art majors from the class of 2012. The exhibit was held from Nov. 15 through this Friday at Ashland University. Liz Patrick, a graduate of Troy High School, had several metal sculptures on display. Liz is proficient

in all art disciplines. Her current passion is metal sculpture. She can cut it with lasers, shape it by bending or with the application of heat, and weld it together. Each piece in this exhibit was created using stainless steel spoons. This material was affordable for a college student. Examples of her works included: Zebra; Hammerhead Shark; Emperor Penguin and Flowers in the Gallery Entrance. Patrick will graduate

this month with a bachelor of science degree in education/art major. Her cumulative GPA average was 3.368. She was a member of the Ashland University Women’s Soccer Team for four years. The solid foundation Patrick received from Troy City Schools helped to create the success she has experienced at Ashland University. She is the daughter of Jim and Jill Patrick of Troy.

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members with a 20 percent discount for siblings. The camp is for grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration and payment are due by Dec. 17.

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TROY — Sign your child up for Brukner Nature Center’s Winter Vacation Camp and fill their new found free time with fun and learning. Participants will enjoy discoveries as they investigate the world of native Ohio wildlife from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 21. Join Brukner staff for one or both days of BNC’s camp as they learn more amazing fun facts about Ohio’s native creatures. The per day fee for this program is $10 for BNC members and $15 for non-

MIAMI COUNTY — A blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Miami County YMCA, 3060 S. County Road 25-A, Troy, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Voss Honda, 155 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City. Those who register will receive a free “Blood Donor — Saves Lives” knit scarf in scarlet and grey. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388-GIVE. Make an appointment at


Winter class sessions to begin MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA will be taking registrations for Winter I session classes beginning Dec. 17 for members and Dec. 20 for nonmembers. Classes will begin Jan. 7, and last for seven weeks. This session includes many recreation and fitness options such as swim lessons, group exercise, gymnastics, youth sports and more. The Y will be taking online registrations at its website at To do so, a participant must first register his or her email at the main desk. They can then go online, log in and register for their chosen classes.

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Tests could hamper outbreak detection WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; New tests that promise to speed up diagnosis of food poisoning pose an unexpected problem: They could make it more difficult to identify dangerous outbreaks like the one that sickened people who ate a variety of Trader Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peanut butter this fall. The new tests could reach medical laboratories as early as next year, an exciting development for patients. They could shave a few days off the time needed to tell whether E. coli, salmonella or other foodborne bacteria caused a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illness, allowing faster treatment of sometimes deadly diseases. The problem: These new tests canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t detect crucial differences between different subtypes of bacteria, as todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tests can. And that fingerprint is what states and the federal government use to match sick people to a

contaminated food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a forensics lab. If somebody says a shot was fired, without the bullet you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where it came from,â&#x20AC;? explained E. coli expert Dr. Phillip Tarr of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects private labs to rapidly adopt these next-generation tests and warns that what is progress for individual patients could hamper the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to keep food safe. Already, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from foodborne illness each year, and 3,000 die. So even before these tests hit the market, the agency is searching for solutions. Unless one is found, the CDCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dr. John Besser said the testsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unintended consequence could be that ultimately, more people become sick.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the past 20 years, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a fantastic ability to fingerprint bugs: Is this an organism thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s causing multiple infections and we can interdict it? Or is this a once-only event?â&#x20AC;? added Tarr, the E. coli specialist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without that organism in hand, the state canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it. The government canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it. You lose the ability to get the evidence.â&#x20AC;? It all comes down to whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called a bacterial culture whether labs grow a sample of a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bacteria in an old-fashioned petri dish, or skip that step because the new tests donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require it. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way it works now: Someone with serious diarrhea visits the doctor, who gets a stool sample and sends it to a private testing laboratory. The lab cultures the sample, growing larger batches of any lurking bacteria to identify whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there. If disease-causing

germs such as E. coli O157 or salmonella are found, they may be sent on to a public health laboratory for more sophisticated analysis to uncover their unique DNA patterns their fingerprints. Those fingerprints are posted to a national database, called PulseNet, that the CDC and state health officials use to look for food poisoning trends. There are lots of gardenvariety cases of salmonella every year, from runny eggs to a picnic lunch that sat out too long. But if a few people in, say, Baltimore have salmonella with the same molecular signature as some sick people in Cleveland, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to investigate, because scientists might be able narrow the outbreak to a particular food or company. But culture-based testing takes time as long as two to four days after the

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this fall, PulseNet matched 42 different salmonella illnesses in 20 different states that were eventually traced to a variety of Trader Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peanut butter. Food and Drug Administration officials who visited the plant where the peanut butter was made found salmonella contamination all over the facility, with several of the plant samples matching the fingerprint of the salmonella that made people sick. A New Mexico-based company, Sunland Inc., recalled hundreds of products that were shipped to large retailers all over the country, including Target, Safeway and other large grocery chains. The source of those illnesses probably would have remained a mystery without the national database, since there werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very many illnesses in any individual state.

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sample reaches the lab, which makes for a long wait if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a sick patient. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the pipeline? Tests that could detect many kinds of germs simultaneously instead of hunting one at a time and within hours of reaching the lab. Those tests essentially work by searching for an identifying piece of a germâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DNA without first having to grow a culture. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just a science debate, said Shari Shea, food safety director at the Association of Public Health Laboratories. If you were the patient, â&#x20AC;&#x153;youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d want to know how you got sick,â&#x20AC;? she said. PulseNet has greatly improved the ability of regulators and the food industry to solve those mysteries since it was launched in the mid-1990s, helping to spot major outbreaks in ground beef, spinach, eggs and cantaloupe in recent years. Just

STARKE, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Florida has executed a former police officer who murdered nine people in 1986 during a three-month crime spree. Jackie Schutz, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Scott, said officials pronounced 56-year-old Manuel Pardo dead at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday shortly after the lethal injection process began at Florida State Prison in Starke. Pardoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crime spree began soon after he was fired from the police department in the small South Florida town of Sweetwater. He had lied to a Bahamian court, saying he was an undercover drug agent in an attempt to free a colleague who was on trial for narcotics smuggling. He had earlier been fired by the Florida Highway Patrol for falsifying traffic tickets. Most of his victims were drug dealers he had targeted for robbery, but some were innocent witnesses. At his 1988 trial, he told jurors he was doing society a favor by killing his victims. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am a soldier, I accomplished my mission and I humbly ask you to give me the glory of ending my life and not send me to spend the rest of my days in state prison,â&#x20AC;? Pardo told jurors at his 1988 trial. Pardoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneys were trying to block his execution, arguing in federal appeals that he was mentally ill, something his trial attorney believed more than two decades ago. Pardo was dubbed the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Death Row Romeoâ&#x20AC;? after he corresponded with dozens of women and persuaded many to send him

money. Regino Musa, the brother of one of Pardoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victims, said it was difficult to grasp that the execution would finally happen. He and his elderly mother planned to attend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about time. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been so long, you just want to get it over with,â&#x20AC;? said Musa, whose sister, Sara Musa, was killed by Pardo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still have nightmares and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have words to describe it. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening.â&#x20AC;? Pardo, a former Boy Scout and Navy veteran, began his law enforcement career in the 1970s with the Florida Highway Patrol, graduating at the top of his class at the academy. But he was fired from that agency in 1979 for falsifying traffic tickets. He was soon hired by the police department in Sweetwater, a small city in Miami-Dade County. In 1981, Pardo was one of four Sweetwater officers charged with brutality, but the cases were dismissed. He was fired four years later after he flew to the Bahamas to testify at the trial of a Sweetwater colleague who was accused of drug smuggling. Pardo lied, telling the court they were international undercover agents. Then over a 92-day period in early 1986, Pardo committed a series of robberies, killing six men and three women. He took photos of the victims and recounted some details in his diary, which was found along with newspaper clippings about the murders. Pardo was linked to the killings after using credit cards stolen from the victims.


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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Albany (Ga.) Herald on GOP political direction: Finding a spokesman for the Republican Party right now is reminiscent of the “Who’s on First?” routine made famous by Abbott and Costello. While the GOP more or less had Mitt Romney warming up in the bullpen when Sen. John McCain lost the 2008 presidential race, there doesn’t seem to be anyone ready to bring in to relieve Romney, who’s walked off the mound and gone to the showers. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But with Medicaid payments to doctors facing cuts, taxpayers looking at the paycheck whammy of reverting to the higher pre-George W. Bush administration income tax rates and the clumsy fiscal cleaver known as sequestration seeming more and more possible next month, somebody needs to get out there and pitch whatever ideas Republicans have for dealing with these issues. As I Clearly President Barack Obama is dealing for See It the Democratic side, and the lack of a counterpart across the aisle is making negotiations on critical ■ The Troy aspects of government difficult. With the GOP in Daily News charge of the House and having the ability to filiwelcomes columns from buster in the Senate, there has to be some meeting our readers. To of the minds between the two parties. submit an “As I From appearances, Republican higher-ups are See It” send still reeling from an election that has dumfounded your type-writthem, a loss when they were certain they had it in ten column to: the win column. And the fractures that helped cre■ “As I See It” ate that loss for the GOP — hardliners vs. moderc/o Troy Daily ates — are showing little evidence of healing. News, 224 S. The fact is that the art of compromise has disapMarket St., peared as hardliners on the left have gained influTroy, OH 45373 ence in the Democratic Party and their counterparts ■ You can also on the right have pulled the GOP in their direction. e-mail us at Republicans, however, have a two-fold problem. editorial@tdnpu They will have to find compromise solutions with Democrats, but first they have to find compromises ■ Please — and a direction — within their own party. include your full Houston Chronicle on Gulf drillers that name and teleignore safety deserve real punishment: phone number. On Nov. 16, an explosion and fire rocked a Gulf of Mexico oil platform operated by Black Elk Energy. Three workers were killed, and more were injured. In retrospect, the tragedy seems a long time coming. After the explosion, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement revealed Black Elk’s troubled safety history: In the past two years, the safety bureau had cited the company 315 times for rules violations and risky procedures. Twelve times, the agency ordered Black Elk to shut down facilities because those violations were life-threatening. In one case, an inspection found a gas leak on an oil platform. But Black Elk allowed the gas to continue leaking for 117 days. We repeat: A gas leak. On an oil platform, where explosions and fires spell disaster. For 117 days. As the Chronicle pointed out recently, even the federal government’s purported post-explosion crackdown amounts to a slap on the corporate wrist. In a Nov. 21 letter, the bureau demanded that Black Elk develop a plan to improve the safety of the 198 platforms it operates in the Gulf. It took 315 violations, an explosion and multiple deaths before the regulators required the company to improve its safety plan? What, we wonder, would it take to get a bad operator banned from the Gulf? To date, Black Elk’s biggest punishment has been a $307,500 fine related to that gas-leak incident. But by oil company standards, that’s puny — less a deterrent than a cost of doing business. Did our regulators learn nothing from Deepwater Horizon? For the sake of workers’ lives, the Gulf of Mexico and the profitability of the rule-abiding oil companies that drill there, bad actors can’t be allowed to operate with impunity. We can’t tolerate accidents waiting to happen.


Thank you for your support To the Editor: The Miami Valley Veterans Musuem we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support through out this year.

We were blessed with many donations from veterans that we may display and keep alive the legacy of those who won our freedom and to those who protect our freedom now. We are planning some great things for the coming year. The museum will be closed during the

month of December for repairs to the heating system. We hope to see you in January. From the museum staff, may you all have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

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Texting — now 20 years old — is tricky communication Apparently the first ever text message was sent at the beginning of December 20 years ago. If you’re like me, you’re probably stunned to know that cell phones were even a thing back then. 4 sure, they were! Said my friend Kelly: “Who was using texting? The government elite?” For anyone who didn’t see any Dec. 3 news stories, a British software engineer sent the text — reading “Merry Christmas” — to a friend’s Orbitel 901 cell phone on that fateful day. At least his means of communication were (at the time) more creative than his message of choice. Nowadays, a third of people nationwide prefer texting to voicemails and 18-29-year-olds send an average of 88 texts and 17 phone calls per day, according to Pew Research Center. I have better things to do than scroll through my phone and count, but I’m willing to bet I don’t get that many personal calls, and as far as texts go, I certainly don’t get more than 88. Come on, I have places to be and people to see. My relationship with texting can best be described as love-

Natalie Knoth Troy Daily News Columnist hate. It’s perfect for arranging rides — “Pick you up at 7” — or verifying the date of something — “That party is the 20th?” It’s also ideal for sending something funny or an inside joke, just to let someone know you were thinking of him/her. Who doesn’t enjoy seeing the screen light up with a witty or comforting message from someone beloved? Especially with so many of my college and work friends scattered across the country, it’s great to have such an easy, casual means of communication at which you can, generally speaking, respond at your leisure. Probably one of the things that bothers me the most about texting is feeling chastised for not responding fast enough — as

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if acknowledging a five-word snippet is more important than interacting in real life. If I’m at dinner with friends or family, chances are, I will not be reacting to every light or buzz from my phone. Same goes with being at work. I realize responding takes only a few seconds, but sometimes you want to give it some thought, and plus taking the short time to respond can be a big interruption or distraction. Feeling the need to respond can seem like another obligation, especially after a workday full of answering email and calls, as is the case with most people. Sure, I love talking with friends, but I resent having to text back out of guilt. Please don’t snap at me when it takes me a few hours. Just because I have a phone doesn’t mean I’m on call 24/7 to answer texts. I need alone time, too. This is probably more relevant for the younger generation, but texting can also act as a copout. Don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings? Ah, a text oughta do the trick! Too lazy to plan a catch-up session by phone? Just shoot a generic text asking, wat’s up? I’ve generally realized that if

I don’t care to talk to the person on the phone — or don’t feel comfortable calling — I really have no business texting said person. I do realize, though, that some things are more eloquently stated in writing. But does it really have to be a text? I’ll forever respect pen and paper more than anything else. Still, I think concern about the emotional disconnect of texting is exaggerated. It can actually make you feel connected while being alone. True, you can’t see the person’s face. True, you can’t hear the person’s voice. True, punctuation (or correct grammar) is often missing or haphazard, further muddling communication. But when texting supplements other means of communication — most notably, face-to-face — it can only further enrich any kind of rapport. I’ll always prefer spending time with someone or chatting on the phone for hours on end, but a well-timed, thoughtful text is sweet, too. Just don’t 4get 2 be mindful.

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Jackie W. Barnes Sr. COVINGTON — Jackie W. Barnes Sr., 70 of Covington, Ohio, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the Heartland Nursing Home Piqua, Ohio. Jackie was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Evarts, Ky. and was the BARNES son of the late Bill and Neva (Haney) Barnes. He retired in 2005 from Hobart Brothers of Troy, Ohio, and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Jackie was a member of the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church of Greenville, the Eagles Lodge of Covington and the Bradford Community Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death

by a daughter, Kimberly Michelle Morgan, and two brothers, Ronnie James and Bobby Ray Barnes. Jackie is survived by his wife, Rose G. (Jones) Barnes of Covington. They were married June 12, 1965. He also is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jackie W. and Michelle Barnes Jr. of Piqua, Christopher M. and Shannon Barnes of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Andrew J. and Cindy Barnes of Piqua. There are 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Linda and Earl Curry and Brenda Barnes, all of Greenville; brother and sister in law Doug and Bev Barnes of Greenville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Tom Jones and Pastor Gary Wagner coofficiating. Burial will follow in the Miami Memorial Park Cemetery Covington. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct Military Honors at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church of Greenville, Hospice of Miami County or Heartland Nursing Home of Piqua. Condolences for the family may be expressed through

PIQUA — Edythe F. Martin, 76, of Piqua, died at 8:11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born March 14, 1936, in Troy, to the late Harold and Marjorie (Penney) Bowman. She married David A. Martin MARTIN on July 6, 1962, in Troy; he preceded her in death March 6, 2003. Survivors include a step mother, Agnes Bowman of Troy; five brothers, Larry L. (Karen) Bowman of Piqua, Harold H. (Robin) Bowman of Troy, Robert D. (Barbara) Bowman of

Casstown, Donald (Pat) Felver of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Alfred “Bud” (Juanita) Felver of Piqua; a sister, Rose D. (Robert) Anderson of Gainsville, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Martin was a 1956 graduate of the Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing and retired as a Registered Nurse from the Upper Valley Medical Center following a long career of helping others. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec.

15, 2012, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas L. Bolte officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where a prayer service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Reserved Education Fund of St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

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Sarah Hickle; numerous St. John’s United Church PLEASANT HILL — nieces and nephews. Dorothy June Rudy, 91, of of Christ. Funeral services will be She enjoyed traveling Troy, formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away Monday, and loved the their farm in at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at JacksonDec. 10, 2012, at Koester Pleasant Hill. Agnes C. Niswonger Sarver Family Funeral Dorothy was preceded in Pavillion, Troy. Niswonger of California; Army as a WAC where she TROY — Agnes C. Home, 1 S. Main St., by her parents; her death was born Sept. 27, She grandchildren and spouses, Niswonger, 90, of Troy, Ohio played trombone in the Hill. The Rev. Dr. Pleasant and her son, husband; in Dayton, Ohio, to 1921, Jeannette Niswonger, Ted Army Band. She was a and formerly of Palestine, Keith Wagner will officiate David Scott Rudy. and Valerie Niswonger, and her parents Paul and Ohio, passed away at 12:21 member of Palestine with interment following at She will be missed and Mayme (Folker) Caron. Shelley and John Arnett; Church of Christ. a.m. Monday, Pleasant Hill Cemetery. remembered by her Dorothy graduated from She is preceded in and a great granddaughter, Dec. 10, 2012, The family will receive daughter-in-law, Judy Newton High School and Mena Niswonger. death by her parat Heartland friends from 9:30-10:30 Rudy of Pleasant Hill; on Jan. 5, 1940, she marServices will be conductents; her husband, of Greenville. a.m. Friday at the funeral grandchildren, Jeffrey ried David S. Rudy. ed at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. Robert Lowell She was home. Scott and Teresa Rudy of She worked for the Niswonger; brothers 13, 2012, at Palestine born Feb. 27, In lieu of flowers, memoTipp City, Sue Ann and Church of Christ, 209 Lynn Arens Corporation in and sisters, Orest 1922, in Union rial contributions may be Covington and worked as Wade Hickle of Vandalia, St., Palestine, Ohio, with Dwight Carpenter, City, Ind., the made to Hospice of Miami Gary David and Pastor Mike Simmons offi- a ward clerk for Stouder Noel Thurman daughter of County. Samantha Rudy of Hospital in Troy. Carpenter, Florence ciating. the late Online memories may be She was a former mem- Vandalia; great-grandchilBurial will follow in Mabel Warner, Abby Chester left for the family at dren, Taylor and Nicholas ber of the Eastern Star Palestine Cemetery. Lenore Carpenter, Clifford and NISWONGER Rudy and Katheryn and and was a member of the Family will receive friends Richard Leon Bessie Mae Carpenter; her Twin sis- from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at (Metzcar) The Rev. Leon W. Mindt the church. ter Eunice Price, Carpenter. Margaret Alice Heaston, Veteran’s graveside servShe was a to 1946, and upon his hon- at the former Miami Valley PIQUA – The Rev. Leon Marvin Carpenter, John ices will be conducted by homemaker and Joint Vocational School. William Mindt, a resident of orable discharge became the Greenville Veterans Carpenter and Alberta as a young girl Leon spent many hours an apprentice Piqua Manor, Honor Guard. Hoover. her and her sisbuilding and delivering his blacksmith and formerly of Memorial contributions She is survived by her ters sang in the Carpenter welder. He felt the specially designed storage Englewood, may be made to Palestine Trio. She was in the Sweet children and spouses, barns of all sizes. After forcall to Christian Ohio, went to Church of Christ. Robert L. and Mary Adelines in Greenville and ministry and began mally retiring, he continued his Heavenly Condolences for the fami- home on Dec. Niswonger Jr. of Troy, Carol was director for a while. college at General to substitute both in the M. Niswonger of Greenville, ly may be sent to She taught sewing. She Beadle in Madison, pulpit and the classroom. 8, 2012, served in the United States and Gary K. and Ok Chu S.D., while serving His passion was doing lowing the

Jane Jacoby PIQUA — Jane Jacoby, 81, of Piqua, died at 2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at her residence. She was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Richmond, Ind. to the late Carlton F. and Lillian (Teague) Rothert. She married Robert Jacoby Sept. 22, 1968 in Sidney, JACOBY and he survives. Other survivors include a son David (Linda) Jacoby of Oldsmar, Fla.; and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and David Drudy; and three step sons, Dean, Donald and

Douglas Jacoby. Mrs. Jacoby was a 1949 graduate of Richmond High School. She was a member of the YWCA of Piqua, the Altrusa Club, and an active member of the Upper Valley Community Church. As a gifted artist, she created many birth and marriage plaques, which could be found in homes all across the Country. She was an avid bridge player having been a member of a card club. She loved her family and life and will be deeply missed by many friends

throughout the country. A service to honor her life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua, with Rev. Paul Jetter, Jack Chalk and Lay Minister Richard Feightner co-officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church Food Pantry, 200 W. High St., Piqua, OH 45356. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

Sam J. Curcio KETTERING — Sam J. Curcio, 93, of Kettering, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the Sterling House of Troy, Troy, Ohio. He was born on Nov. 22, 1919, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Dominic and Lucia (DeSando) Curcio. His wife, Suzanne (Netzley) Curcio, preceded him in death in 2010. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Alison Curcio of Troy; two sisters and a brotherin-law, Alice Steffen of Centerville, Ohio, and Theresa and Forrest McMichael of Kettering,

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a small church in Ramona, S.D. He continued his college education and graduated in 1964 from Kearney State in Kearney, N.E., while serving churches in: Elm Creek, N.E., in Taylor, N.E., in Almena, K.S., and in Scotia, N.E. After graduation he moved his family to Dayton, Ohio, to begin seminary training at United Theological Seminary and continued serving various student pastorates in Lebanon, Eaton and Sidney, Ohio. He graduated with a M. Div. from UTS in 1968 and was ordained in the Dakota Conference of the former Evangelical United Brethren Church and, choosing to stay in Ohio, he accepted a call to serve the United Church of Christ in West Milton. Although he served various churches in different denominations, he always felt his calling was to be a shepherd to everyone in any community in which he lived. He spent 10 years as an instructor in carpentry

small wood projects for people as gifts and creating something out of materials others threw away. He also enjoyed serving the VFW Post No. 7741 as a life member and chaplain for many years on the local, county and district levels. Funeral services will be officiated by the Revs. Floyd Sollenberger and George Sidwell at Englewood United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial, with full military honors, will be at Piqua Forest Hill Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Englewood United Methodist Church, 107 N. Walnut St., Englewood, OH 45322. Donation envelopes will be available at the service. All arrangements are in care of the staff at HaleSarver Funeral Home, West Milton, Ohio.

IRENE J. GOODIN LONDON, Ohio — Irene J. Goodin, 89, of London, Ohio, formerly of Tipp City, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Madison Senior Living Community. She was born April 27, 1923, in Troy, Ohio, to the late Earl and Halcie (Emswiler) Haaga. She also is preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Goodin, to whom she was married 65 years, spending the last 35 years in Kissimmee, Fla., before returning to Ohio after her husband’s death to be near her family. She is survived by her

children, David A. and his wife Marjorie Goodin of Brookville, Ohio, Elizabeth A. and her husband Michael Green of London; grandchildren, Brad (Nicole) Ostendorf, Blake Ostendorf, Beth Ostendorf, Tracy (Jeremiah) Hunt, Benjamin (Lindsay) Goodin and Daniel Goodin; great grandchildren, Mikayla, Sofia, Grayce, Lillian, Amanda and Kylee; and one great-great-grandchild, Alexis. Irene was valedictorian of the class of 1941 from Tippecanoe High School. During World War II she

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Chavez undergoes cancer surgery in Cuba CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Doctors began operating on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday in Cuba, his government said, after his cancer reappeared despite a year and a half of surgeries and treatments. Information Minister Ernesto Villegas, reading a statement on television, Venezuelan said the surgery was under way and that beforehand Chavez had expressed “absolute confidence he will overcome the obstacles that have emerged in the path of life.” It is the fourth cancerrelated operation that Chavez has undergone since June 2011. Tareck El Aissami, a close confidant of Chavez, told state television in Venezuela the operation was progressing without any problems. “Everything is going well,” El Aissami said. The Venezuelan president announced on Saturday that he needed to have surgery again after tests showed “some malignant cells” had reappeared in the same area of his pelvic region where tumors were previously removed. On the streets of Caracas, Venezuelans on both sides of the country’s deep political divide voiced concerns about Chavez’s condition and what might happen if he doesn’t survive his illness. “It’s difficult to think about Venezuela without Rafael Chavez,” said Perdomo, a mechanic who


A vendor poses with Tuesday’s Communist Party newspaper Granma showing a photo of Cuba’s President Raul Castro with Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez with a headline that reads in Spanish “Raul received Chavez” in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday. has supported the president since 1998, when he first ran for the presidency. “I fear that we, the poor, could lose everything if Chavez dies.” Chavez recently said for the first time that if his illness cuts short his presidency, Vice President Nicolas Maduro should take his place and be elected president to continue on with his socialist movement. But Perdomo said he doesn’t trust Maduro the way he trusts Chavez. Others Venezuelans said that while they’re sorry about Chavez’s health situation and wish him the best, it isn’t a particular concern for them. Many were out buying

Mali’s PM forced to resign following arrest by junta BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Soldiers arrested Mali’s prime minister and forced him to resign before dawn on Tuesday, showing that the military remains the real power in this troubled West African nation despite handing back authority to civilians after a coup in March. The prime minister’s ouster comes as the United Nations considers backing a military intervention in Mali, a once-stable country now in constant turmoil. By late Tuesday, a new prime minister had been named, but the developments drew international rebuke and raised questions about the viability of the military operation, which would use the country’s military to try to take back Mali’s north from Islamic extremists. Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra, dressed in a

dark suit, his expression somber, appeared on state television at 4 a.m. to announce his resignation, hours after soldiers stormed his house. “Our country is living through a period of crisis. Men and women who are worried about the future of our nation are hoping for peace,” he said on television. “It’s for this reason that I, Cheikh Modibo Diarra, am resigning along with my entire government on this day, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. I apologize before the entire population of Mali.” The 60-year-old Diarra is a NASA astrophysicist who has contributed to numerous space exploration missions including the Magellan probe to Venus and the Galileo spacecraft to Jupiter. He is now under house arrest, said a spokesman for the junta, Bakary Mariko.

Christmas gifts and shopping for food ahead as they prepared for the holiday season. “I’m sorry about what is happening to the president, but for many of us life goes on,” said Maria Colmenares, a housewife and opposition supporter, as she left a supermarket with bags of groceries and stood on a street corner waiting for a taxi. “I feel pity for Chavez and his people, especially the Chavistas because they have put all their hopes in the president and they know that nobody is capable of replacing Colmenares Chavez,” added. “None of Chavez’s collaborators have his

charisma.” Chavez received a flurry of get-well messages from leaders across Latin America, including the presidents of Chile, Peru and other countries. President Ecuadorean Rafael Correa, who visited Chavez in Havana on Monday, said his ally was undergoing a “very delicate operation.” “He’s passing through of the hardest one moments of his life. Our heart and our solidarity are with a historic president,” Correa said at an event Tuesday in the Ecuadorean city of Tulcan. Chavez had said the surgery would present risks. But the government

said in a statement on Tuesday that “his medical team has transmitted its optimism about the success of this operation.” Groups of supporters have gathered to pray for Chavez this week in Venezuela and elsewhere. In Bolivia, American actor Sean Penn joined a candlelight vigil organized by the Venezuelan Embassy on Monday night, wearing a track suit emblazoned with the colors of Venezuela’s flag, just like one that Chavez has worn. “He is one of the most important forces we’ve had on this planet. And I will wish him nothing but that great strength he has shown over and over again,” Penn told a crowd at the vigil, his voice quavering with emotion. He called Chavez “inspiring.” Throughout his nearly presidency, 14-year-old Chavez has been loved by some Venezuelans and reviled by others as he has nationalized companies, crusaded against U.S. influence and labeled his enemies “oligarchs” and “squalid ones.” Some Venezuelans said they’re concerned about the political upheaval if Chavez eventually dies in office. “Many people don’t dare to say it, but they want Chavez’s death,” said Omar Mendez, a shopkeeper who said he supports neither Chavez nor the opposition. “I would say something to those people: They should think hard about the consequences if Chavez does not survive this terrible ill-

ness because Chavez’s death could bring about an unprecedented political crisis.” The 58-year-old president won re-election in October and is due to be sworn in for a new six-year term on Jan. 10. If Chavez were to die, the constitution says that new elections should be called and held within 30 days. Chavez said on Saturday that if such a vote were held, his supporters should elect Maduro to take his place. While speaking at a political rally on Monday, Maduro wiped away tears while referring to Chavez. “Even beyond this life, we’re going to be loyal to Hugo Chavez,” he said. Chavez first announced he had been diagnosed with cancer in June 2011. He underwent a surgery for a pelvic abscess, and then had a baseball-sized tumor removed from his pelvic area. In February, he underwent another surgery when a tumor reappeared in the same area. He has also undergone months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Throughout his treatments in Cuba, Chavez has kept secret some details of his illness, including the exact location and type of the tumors. Chavez had previously said in July that tests showed he was cancerfree. But he said over the weekend that a new round of tests in Cuba had again found cancerous cells.

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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 20 years. We have two boys, and the oldest is non-verbal autistic. "Austin" can write, and he wears a talking device around his neck. He likes to shop and enjoys eating different things. But it makes me sad and angry when people stare at us. I have had strangers tell me I shouldn't take Austin out of the house, that I'm a bad parent if I don't do a gluten-free diet and various other pieces of unwelcome advice. I know some people think we somehow caused this to happen, but we didn't ask for this, and people need to realize what a miracle it is to have a child who is developmentally normal. We have one of each, and I feel blessed to say that. Our society doesn't offer enough support to families that are different. Our youngest son tries to make friends, and no one calls back. I have reached out to neighbors, and nothing happens. Support groups have meetings that are often held at times that don't work for me, and worse, if you have different opinions about what causes autism, you are ignored. I will not give up hope that things can change, because we have come so far. Thanks for letting me vent. — Sunshine Dear Sunshine: This must be so difficult for you. There is no excuse for people who are rude enough to criticize your parenting or have the nerve to suggest that the boy be confined to the home. Ignore them. Professionals don't know what causes autism. Some children respond to dietary changes, but not all. And we know that many people continue to believe that autism is a result of childhood vaccines, even though the original "research" is now considered questionable at best. We understand how much parents want to protect their children and, in some cases, are looking to place blame. If the support groups in your area are not your cup of tea, please try the Autism Society of America ( or Autism Speaks ( for more opportunities to connect, perhaps online. Dear Annie: May I make another suggestion for holiday gifts for teachers? When I worked in the counseling office at a high school, my most treasured gifts were the thank-you notes written either by the parents or the students. Mugs, scented candles and school-themed note pads can pile up in the closet, but those notes I will keep forever. Knowing your efforts are appreciated is priceless. — Mrs. G. Dear Mrs. G: Thank you for giving our readers a gift idea that costs nothing and brings so much satisfaction. Teachers have often told us how meaningful these notes are. Please, readers, if a teacher has meant something special to you, let him or her know. It's one of the nicest gifts you can give. Dear Annie: I could not disagree more with your comments to "Enough," who said he would not date a woman he was not physically attracted to. You said this was a superficial reason, but his choice. I agree that it is his choice, but superficial? Not at all. I have been there. I ended a relationship because I was not attracted to him "that way." Hearing that he was shopping for an engagement ring didn't change my mind. My family asked how I'd feel if he turned out to be my only option, and I said that was no reason to be with someone. Two weeks later, my now-husband asked me out. — History Lesson Dear History: You are confusing attraction with superficiality. It's understandable not to continue to date someone you aren't attracted to. But "Enough" refused to even meet women who didn't match his criteria for beauty. This is superficial — meaning the surface appearance is more important than what's inside. Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.



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Garbage backup can help avoid a wet, smelly mess Dear Heloise: I just wanted to provide you with a quick tip that I have tried and love! I place about 2 inches’ worth of cat-box filler at the bottom of the kitchen trash bin. This way, should the garbage leak, the filler will absorb the smell and the mess. — Jennifer in New Jersey An added hint to try: Add baking soda to the filler for extra odor protection. I always keep baking soda on hand because there are so many uses for it and it is so cheap! I even wrote my Heloise’s Baking Soda Hints and Recipes pamphlet because baking soda is a musthave staple in any home. To receive one, send $5 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (65 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Baking

Hints from Heloise Columnist Soda, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Notice that your dishwasher smells a little funny? When not in use, sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom and leave until the next cycle washes it out, and use some as a hand scrub (with a little soap) after taking out the garbage. — Heloise

YAM I AM Dear Readers: Did you know that a sweet potato and a yam are not really the same food? Both are root vegetables, but yams are native to Africa and typically are available only in international markets. There are many different types of sweet potatoes, but it is the ones with orange-colored flesh that are available in the United States. The names “yam” and “sweet potato” are interchangeable. Therefore, the United States Department of Agriculture states that any product labeled a “yam” must also have a label that reads “sweet potato.” So, next time you are in the grocery store and see a label that reads “yam,” be assured that it is

actually a sweet potato, since yams are not commercially grown in the U.S. — Heloise FLOUR LUMPS Dear Heloise: While making my creamy broccoli, potato and cheese soup, I used the flour/water mixture to thicken the broth. Of course, there were a few lumps. I grabbed my potato peeler (which was already out and ready for use) to quickly pull out the lumps. It worked perfectly! The lump stays on the end of the peeler, while the broth runs down and out of the area of the peeler where the blades are located and back into the soup. Don’t know why I’d never thought of this before! — Judi M., Fremont, Neb.



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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The New Moon today is the perfect time to think about what further training or education you could get to improve your job or enhance your life. Any ideas? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) What can you resolve to do to reduce your debt and feel more in control of your finances? Think of two things that will make you feel more financially secure. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Today, the only New Moon opposite your sign all year is occurring. What can you do to improve your closest relationships? CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Give some thought to how you can improve your job or how you do your job, or perhaps even how to get a better job. Similarly, what can you do to improve your health? LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) It’s important to balance play with work; however, we are a work-oriented society. Do you give yourself enough play time? VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) The New Moon today is the ideal time to think about how you can improve your home and your family relationships. It’s the best day all year for these resolutions. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Clear communication is vital to surviving in society. Think about what you could do to make all your communications with others clearer. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your attitude about something affects how it manifests in your life. What is your attitude toward money? If you think it is evil, you won’t keep it for long. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Today the only New Moon in your sign all year is taking place. Take a realistic look in the mirror and ask yourself what you can do to create a better impression in your world. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Are you in touch with the values that guide you? Do you think about them much? Today’s new Moon is the perfect day to ponder this. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your friends influence your mind, which influences your decisions — hence your life. Are you happy with your friends? If you want to have more friends, be friendly! PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Give some thought to your attitude toward the authority figures in your life. The New Moon today is a good time to think about how you can improve your relationship with parents, bosses and VIPs. YOU BORN TODAY You overlook nothing. You’re attentive to detail because you believe in taking care of everything and working slowly to achieve what you want. You work for long-range results. You’re an observer of the human condition and are very perceptive. Many of you work with your hands to create things. In the year ahead, you will work to build or construct something important to you. Birthdate of: NeNe Leakes, actress; Taylor Swift, singer; Steve Buscemi, actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12, the 347th day of 2012. There are 19 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 12, 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. On this date: • In 1897, “The Katzenjammer Kids,” the pioneering comic strip created by Rudolph Dirks, made its debut in the New York Journal. • 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 outside Omaha, Neb. • In 1972, Irwin Allen’s all-star disaster movie “The Poseidon Adventure” was released. • In 2000, George W. Bush was transformed into the president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in Florida’s contested election. • Ten years ago: President George W. Bush publicly rebuked Senate Republican leader Trent Lott for his statement that appeared to embrace half-century-old segrega-

tionist politics, calling it “offensive” and “wrong.” • One year ago: President Barack Obama met at the White House with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki; afterward, the president declared that U.S. troops were leaving Iraq “with honor and with their heads held high.” • Today’s Birthdays: Former TV host Bob Barker is 89. Former New York City Mayor Edward Koch (kahch) is 88. Singer Connie Francis is 75. Singer Dionne Warwick is 72. Former race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi is 66. Gymnast-turned-actress Cathy Rigby is 60. Actress Mayim Bialik is 37.

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whether they can be rebuilt. He expects to see many boarded-up homes next summer because people couldn’t afford repairs. He has heard a variation on the same story at least seven times since the storm: “I got the house from my mother. We don’t even pay the taxes. And we don’t even know if we have insurance.” There’s no good way to assess how many people are facing the dilemma of whether to rebuild, but Donovan Rankin, owner of Coastline Insurance Agency in North Wildwood, said there were many more “legacy homes” on the shore before the real estate boom a few years ago that resulted in many families selling

grass, blown down by the storm. The house was on the market for $599,900. It was a hard decision. “It has so many memories it’s difficult to disassociate the place from the house,” he said, counting them off: his grandparents dancing to polka music on Sunday mornings, his friends pitching tents outside, his two children being conceived there. The family used to put a bucket on the counter for guests to pitch in a few dollars for electricity, food and maintenance. Sandy flooded the house with 6 to 7 feet of water in late October. The deck and dock are destroyed. Bratek is in construction and could


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property that had suddenly become hugely valuable. Bratek’s father and aunt, who jointly own the house in Brigantine, just north of Atlantic City, stopped paying for flood insurance years ago because it was too expensive. With no mortgage, flood insurance wasn’t required. The Brateks had even put the house on the market as a desperate measure prior to Sandy because they could no longer afford the nearly $13,000 annual tax bill. The small cottage is wedged between two very large, much newer homes, and Bratek’s father and aunt are on a fixed income. The for-sale sign lies in the

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easily rebuild the house given his access to materials, but he can’t summon the emotion to fully assess the damage and see whether rebuilding is realistic. As is the case with many legacy homes, there are many voices, which can complicate decision-making. Bratek’s father has three children and his aunt five, all who planned to use the house in the future and must now decide its fate.

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selves as stewards of an heirloom are grappling with whether it is affordable, or even possible, to rebuild. For some, Sandy may have washed away any chance of another generation going “down the shore,” as trips to the ocean are known in New Jersey, to anything other than a rented condo or motel. Many cottages passed down through generations are owned outright and did not have flood insurance, because they didn’t have mortgages, or didn’t have enough insurance to replace what they lost. Even before the superstorm, many middle- and working-class families struggled to maintain the properties and to pay high property taxes. Anthony Cappuccio, owner of Boardwalk Design and Development in the coastal community of Margate, said many families have inquired about


BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — The small yellow cottage has always been more than a house to Bob Bratek and his family. It was their tiny slice of oceanfront heaven, a repository of family memories built in the ’60s with the hands of three generations of Brateks and any materials they could find. “It was made of pieces and hearts and souls and emotions and memories,” Bratek said, remembering how he would ride there as a teenager in the family station wagon, its freight of free siding and donated wood causing the back to practically scrape the highway. Superstorm Sandy battered the Brateks’ home and other seaside bungalows and cottages passed down through families that scrimped and saved to buy small getaways on the Jersey Shore. Now many families that see them-

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NOTICE OF JOB OPPORTUNITY The Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services is seeking a qualified applicant for a Fiscal Specialist.

DUTIES: K First Backup for Receptionist. Excellent Customer Service. Answer telephone calls, Scan items brought by consumers to be distributed to the worker, Print and distribute receipts for items brought to the agency K Post outgoing mail K Process incoming mail; Open, date stamp, scan and distribute mail K Responsible for monthly and quarterly report distribution K Responsible to schedule maintenance of agency vehicles K Track JFS Expense requests K Assist Child Support Unit with clerical duties

DUTIES: K Reviews, tracks and approves monthly foster care and adoption subsidy activity. K Reviews, enters and tracks manual claims and adjustments for subsidized child care. K Prepares, executes and monitors agency contracts and agreements. K Additional duties include; monitoring children’s services allocations and completing quarterly reports, procuring agency supplies, collecting payments for clients and maintaining agency RMS system. K Wage from $12.32 to $21.24 with supplements paid for education. This position is Classified, Certified Civil Service and may require passing a Civil Service Test.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: K 1 year experience as a Clerical Specialist 2 K -or formal education in arithmetic that includes addition and subtraction, and reading and writing common English vocabulary along with Computer Skills-Excel, Word, Databases. Also requires one course or six months experience in typing or keyboarding and one course or six months experience in word processing. In addition, applicants must have an additional twelve months previous clerical experience in a position similar to a Clerical Specialist 2. Customer Service experience a must K -or education, training and/or experience in an amount equal to the Minimum Qualifications stated above. PAY FROM: $-10.01 to $15.84- per hour based on experience.

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PIQUA, 8394 Piqua-Lockington Road, 2 bedroom, fenced in yard, detached garage, $600 + deposit, (937)206-7754 PIQUA, 910 New Haven. 3 bedroom, 1.5 car, CA, fenced yard. $850, deposit. (937)778-9303, (937)604-5417. TROY, 1142 Lee Road, 3 bedrooms, garage. $750 month + deposit. Available 1/1, (937)552-9644.

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TV, Hitachi 52" HD; entertainment center; (2) head board with frame and dressers, and other household items, excellent condition. (937)339-8411

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CHUN KIM (Defendant) Whose last known place of residence was 2059 Artesia Blvd., Apt. 89, Torrance, CA 90504.

Will hereby take notice that on the 9th day of November 2012 Julia A. Kim (Plaintiff), filed HER Complaint against HIM in the Court of Commons Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations of Miami County, Miami County Safety Building, 201 West Main Street, 3rd floor, Troy, Ohio 45373. Being Case No 12DR430 on the docket of said Court, praying for a decree of divorce from HIM on the grounds of PARTIES ARE INCOMPATIBLE, AND UNABLE TO LIVE TOGETHER AS HUSBAND AND WIFE. That said case is entitled JULIA A. KIM, PLAINTIFF VS CHUN KIM, DEFENDANT. Said CHUN KIM (Defendant) will further take notice that HE is required answering said complaint on or before January 2, 2013 the expiration of six weeks, from the date of the first publication of this notice. JULIA A. KIM (Plaintiff) JEREMY M. TOMB (Attorney for Plaintiff)

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15 December 12, 2012

■ Boys/Girls Basketball

• Girls Basketball Miami East 47, Greenon 29 CASSTOWN — Greenon and Miami East were deadlocked at the end of the first half Monday. But coming out of locker room, the Vikings picked up their intensity on both ends of the floor, allowing Miami East to emerge with a 47-29 win in Casstown, getting revenge for one of their rare losses from last season. The Vikings allowed a mere seven points in the second half. On offense, Ashley Current led the balanced attack with 14, while Trina Current added nine points and eight rebounds. Angie Mack scored eight and Abby Cash had seven points and 10 rebounds. Miami East (5-0) plays at Franklin Monroe Thursday. Troy Christian 48, Miami Valley 19 TROY — The Troy Christian Eagles improved to 5-1 on the young season, riding a 19-8 second quarter to a 48-19 Metro Buckeye Conference victory Monday night over previously-unbeaten Miami Valley. “The girls played their hearts out tonight,” Troy Christian coach Dick Steineman said. “We played very well as a team, and everyone contributed to this win.” Amanda Slone led the way with 18 points and five rebounds, Sarah Campbell added eight points and six steals and Jordane Varvel scored seven. Troy Christian (5-1, 2-0) faces Middletown Christian Dec. 17. Fairborn 55, Tippecanoe 41 FAIRBOWN — Tippecanoe hung tough with a talented Fairborn team for a half Monday night, but a 16-8 third quarter by the Skyhawks turned a five-point halftime lead into a 55-41 victory over the Red Devils, their third straight loss. Tippecanoe (2-4) travels to Bellefontaine Thursday.

Trojans fall to 0-5, lose to Fairborn Staff Reports FAIRBORN — One bad quarter. That’s all it took for Tuesday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover game to get away from Troy. The Fairborn Skyhawks (2-2) outscored the Trojans 22-12 in the third quarter, turning a one-point Troy lead at the half into a 62-51 Trojan loss — the fifth consecutive one to begin the season. “We gave up 22 points in the third quarter. That was the difference maker tonight,” Troy coach Tim Miller said. “We had lapses on

both ends of the floor.” Tyler Miller led the Trojans (05) with 19 points and Dylan Cascaden added eight as Troy held a 29-28 lead at halftime. But the Skyhawks took advantage of their chances in the third quarter and held on from there. “It’s like we’ve been saying since Day 1. We haven’t been able to play a complete game yet,” Miller said. “We put together a nice first half, came apart in the third and played a decent fourth.” It’s been a rough season for the Trojans’ entire division so far. Entering Tuesday night, the GWOC North Division held a com-

MIAMI COUNTY bined 1-19 record, with Butler owning the only victory. Trotwood still had yet to play a game and was due to open its season at Miamisburg. Troy kicks off divisional play Friday night on the road at Greenville. Troy — 51 Luke Manis 2-0-6, Jalen Nelson 2-1-5, T.J. Michael 0-0-0, Connor Super 1-0-3, Tre Hudson 1-2-4, Tyler Miller 9-1-19, Devin Blakely 0-0-0, Dylan Cascaden 2-3-8, Taren Kimmel 0-2-2, Cameron Adkins 2-0-4. Totals: 19-9-51. Fairborn — 62 Pumroy 2-1-5, Michael 6-4-19, Jacobs 8-

■ Boys Basketball

THURSDAY Girls Basketball Tippecanoe at Bellefontaine (7:30 p.m.) Dixie at Milton-Union (7:15 p.m.) Miami East at Franklin Monroe (7 p.m.) Newton at Bethel (7 p.m.) Covington at Mississinawa Valley (7 p.m.) National Trail at Bradford (7 p.m.) Wrestling Piqua at Wayne tri (5 p.m.) Bowling Sidney at Troy (4 p.m.)

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Trojans split at Fairborn Tipp boys off to 4-0 start Staff Reports FAIRBORN — The Troy bowling teams split with Fairborn in non-league bowling action at Bowl 10 Lanes on Tuesday. The boys team had a battle on their hands, but outlasted Fairborn 2,400-2,356 to move to 3-1 on the season. Things did not go so well for the girls as Troy was beaten by a 2,086-1,904 count to drop to 1-3.



Troy Christian’s Grant Zawadzki weaves through the Miami Valley defense during a game Tuesday night in Troy. Zawadzki had a game-high 23 points in the win.

Light rain had just ended when Josh Brown lined up for a 52-yard field goal try in the third quarter, the game on the line. For the last three months, he’d hoped for this test. Made it with room to spare. See Page 16.

The Troy boys rolled a 2,050 for the two team games to go up by 41 pins over the Skyhawks. Fairborn tightened the match by shooting 179 to Troy’s 160 in the first baker game. Troy, however, was able to close with a 190 game while Fairborn only managed a 168 to close out the match. Andrew Spencer had the hot hand for Troy, rolling games of 227 and 256 for a 483 series. A.J. Bigelow provided a 452 series with games of 223 and 229. D.J. Burghardt contributed a 201 game and Cameron Hughes added a 200. The girls were led by Allie Isner’s 186 game and 354 series. Rachel Darrow added a 349

■ See BOWLING on 18

Change of heart Cavs snap ■ NBA

TC rallies from 15-point deficit to win BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Troy Christian needed one thing to rally from a 15-point second-half deficit. “Heart,” senior Nathan Kirkpatrick said. “Tonight, we found out we have heart. Our backs were up against the wall, and we were determined to be the better team.” And one play showed the Eagles’ heart more than any other.


Brown makes big comback with Cincy

• Girls Mechanicsburg 72, Bradford 32 BRADFORD — Bradford was beaten by Mechanicsburg 72-32 Tuesday. Bradford’s top scorers were Brooke Dunlevy (13 points) and Haley Patty (10). Bradford hosts National Trail Thursday.

■ Bowling

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Boys Basketball Ben Logan at Tippecanoe (7:30 p.m.) Girls Basketball Troy at Lebanon (7 p.m.) Piqua at Centerville (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Northwestern at Tippecanoe (4 p.m.)

2-18, Lewis 2-0-5, Inman 4-1-9, Grundy 3-06. Totals: 25-8-62. Score By Quarters Troy 11 29 41 51 FBorn 15 28 50 62 3-point goals: Troy — Manis 2, Super, Cascaden. Fairborn — Michael 3, Lewis. Records: Troy 0-5. Fairborn 2-2.

Kirkpatrick caught a bomb pass from Grant Zawadzki and finished off a fast break on one end to give Troy Christian a three-point lead with less than a minute to play … then proceeded to outrun the ball all the way to the other end of the court and get in position to draw a charge on Miami Valley’s Harrison Smith, and the Eagles held on from there grab a critical 67-62 Metro Buckeye Conference victory in their home opener Tuesday night. According to coach Ray Zawadzki, it was just something the Eagles (2-1, 2-0 MBC) had to find out on their own. “They may not have known, but I’ve known this team has that kind of heart for a long time,” he said. “And it’s not just one kid, either. It’s kids one through 12. When you have that, you

Troy Christian’s Nathanael Boone goes up for a block

■ See EAGLES on 18 Tuesday in Troy.

skid, top Lakers CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 28 points in his return after missing 11 games with a broken finger, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 100-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, who dropped to a new low Tuesday night in a tumultuous season. Irving added 11 assists in 39 minutes and showed off his dizzying array of moves as the Cavs ended a five-game losing streak. Kobe Bryant scored 42 points and Dwight Howard had 19 points and 20 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Lakers from losing for the eighth time in 11 games and to a Cleveland team that came in with only four wins. C.J. Miles scored 28 in his first start this season for the Cavs. Los Angeles was without starting forward Pau Gasol, who missed his fifth straight game with knee tendinitis, and point guard Steve Nash, still sidelined with a broken leg. The Lakers fell behind by 16 points in the third quarter, and despite Bryant’s valiant attempt to rescue them, the Lakers opened a four-game road trip with a loss that could sting for a while.

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■ College Football

No. 2 Alabama places 4 on All-American team NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama is No. 1 when it comes to All-Americans. The second-ranked Crimson Tide placed four players on The Associated Press All-America team released Tuesday. Among them was center Barrett Jones, who became a twotime first-team selection. No other team had more than two players selected to the first team. The Tide also led with six players chosen to all three teams. Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Stanford and Florida were second with


four players on the three teams, though linebacker Manti Te’o was the only Fighting Irish player to make the first team. Alabama faces topranked Notre Dame in the BCS championship game Jan. 7. Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was the first-team quarterback. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball and Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones also became two-time AllAmericans. Nine Southeastern

Conference players made the first team, more than any other conference. The Pac-12 was second with six players on the first team. No other conference had more than two. The team was voted on by a panel of 16 AP college football poll voters. Barrett Jones, a senior who made the All-America team as a tackle last season, was joined on the first team by Alabama teammates guard Chance Warmack, linebacker C.J. Mosley and cornerback Dee Milliner. Offensive

tackle D.J. Fluker was picked to the second team and quarterback AJ McCarron was selected to the third team. Te’o, the Heisman finalists and winner of seven other awards including the Maxwell, Nagurski and Butkus is the first Notre Dame defensive player to be an AP All-American since defensive back Shane Walton in 2002. Manziel is the first freshman to make the first team at quarterback. On Saturday, the redshirt freshman know as Johnny

Football became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. Manziel set an SEC record with 4,600 total yards to rank second in the nation. Heisman finalist Collin Klein of Kansas State was the second-team quarterback. Ball repeated as an AllAmerican, despite a slow start to the season and some early injuries. The senior is seventh in the nation in rushing at 133 yards per game, scored 21 touchdowns, and set the

major college football record for career touchdowns. He has 82 going into the Rose Bowl. Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey, the nation’s leading rusher at 146 yards per game, was the other firstteam running back. The receivers were Southern California’s Marqise Lee, who leads the nation in catches (112) and was second in yards receiving (1,680), and Baylor’s Terrance Williams, who leads in yards with 1,764. Stanford’s Zach Ertz was the tight end.


■ National Football League

Cowboys’ Brent attends memorial

Saints players cleared in bounty

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to Jerry Brown at a private memorial on Tuesday that included Josh Brent, the player charged with intoxication manslaughter in the one-car accident that killed his teammate. Quarterback Tony Romo, owner Jerry Jones and other players, executives and staff members arrived at the service on a sunny but chilly afternoon at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas. Brent arrived earlier than most in a van with several other people and hugged an unidentified woman before walking into the building. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday the team would “support Josh 100 percent in every way that we can,” while the NFL has “no issue” with Brent being at team facilities, spokesman Greg Aiello said. Police in suburban Irving say Brent was speeding early Saturday when his vehicle struck a curb and flipped. Brown was taken to a Dallas hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Dallas County medical examiner said he died after suffering blunt force trauma to his head and neck. Officers who arrived at the accident scene found Brent pulling Brown from the wreck, according to an arrest affidavit. However, a woman who arrived moments after the accident said Brent didn’t try to save his friend’s life until she begged him. “Jerry was alive,” Stacee McWilliams of Irving told The Dallas Morning News. “He was hurt. He was calling out, and his own friend walked away.” McWilliams, a 40-yearold insurance company employee, said she was on her way home from her birthday party when she noticed the wreck and stopped. She told the newspaper Monday she could no longer talk about the case on the instruction of Irving police, and she did not respond to a message from The Associated Press seeking an interview Tuesday. Brent’s attorney, George Milner, told the AP that an investigating officer told him the woman’s story didn’t match the circumstances surrounding Brown’s death. Milner said he was told that Brown “wasn’t talking to anyone. He wasn’t moaning. He was dead.” Milner said the woman also told police that Irving fire personnel weren’t at the scene another fact that isn’t consistent with what really occurred. “Not one person in the Irving Police Department has said one thing that is consistent” with the woman’s story, Milner said. Police spokesman John Argumaniz declined to comment on the account, saying only that investigators are interviewing “numerous” witnesses. Brent and Brown were teammates at Illinois, and Brown was rooming with the Brent while he tried to make the Cowboys’ active roster.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Finding fault with nearly everyone tied to the New Orleans Saints’ bounty case, from the coaches to Roger Goodell, former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue tossed out the suspensions of four players Tuesday and condemned the team for obstructing the investigation. In a surprising rejection of his successor’s overreaching punishments, Tagliabue wrote that he would “now vacate all discipline to be imposed upon” two current Saints, linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith, and two players no longer with the club, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita and free-agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove. Tagliabue essentially absolved Fujita, but did agree with Goodell’s finding that the other three players “engaged in conduct detrimental to the integrity of, and public confidence in, the game of professional football.” It was a ruling that allowed both sides to claim victory more than nine months after the league first made “Saints bounties” a household phrase: The NFL pointed to the determination that Goodell’s facts were right; the NFL Players Association issued a statement noting that Tagliabue said “previously issued discipline was inappropriate.” Vilma, suspended by Goodell for the entire current season, and Smith, suspended four games, have been playing for the Saints while their appeals were pending. Fujita is on injured reserve; Hargrove is not with a team. Tagliabue, appointed by Goodell to oversee a second round of player appeals, criticized the Saints as an organization that fostered bad behavior and tried to impede the investigation into what the NFL said was a performance pool designed to knock targeted opponents out of games from 2009 to 2011, with thousands of dollars in payouts. A “culture” that promoted tough talk and cash incentives for hits to injure opponents one key example was Vilma’s offer of $10,000 to any teammate who knocked Brett Favre out of the NFC championship game at the end of the 2009 season existed in New Orleans, according to Tagliabue, who also wrote that “Saints’ coaches and managers led a deliberate, unprecedented and effective effort to obstruct the NFL’s investigation.” The former commissioner did not entirely exonerate the players, however. He said Vilma and Smith participated in a performance pool that rewarded key plays including hard tackles while Hargrove, following coaches’ orders, helped to cover up the program when interviewed by NFL investigators in 2010.


Cincinnati Bengals kicker Josh Brown (3) is congratulated by Domata Peko after Brown kicked a field goal against the Dallas Cowboys in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday in Cincinnati. Brown kicked four field goals in the game won by Dallas 20-19.

He’s not finished Brown makes strong return with Bengals CINCINNATI (AP) — Light rain had just ended when Josh Brown lined up for a 52-yard field goal try in the third quarter, the game on the line. For the last three months, he’d hoped for this test. Made it with room to spare. Brown connected on all four of his field goal tries for the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, including that 52-yarder in the third quarter of a 20-19 loss to Dallas. The Cowboys won it with a field goal of their own as time ran out. For Brown, it was a solid first step in trying to show the rest of the NFL that he’s not finished. “It’s a positive note,” Brown said. “It just reassures you that you’re not done playing yet. To be able to bang out a 52-yarder and to do it with confidence it’s all reassuring that I’m moving on the right path to getting back in the NFL.” The 4-for-4 performance just might jump-start his

career, even if it turns out to be his only game with Cincinnati. The Bengals needed a kicker on short notice when Mike Nugent hurt his right calf during practice last week. They brought in several kickers for a tryout, and Brown won them over with his consistency. He’d been trying to get another chance since the Jets released him at the end of training camp, keeping his leg in shape by kicking three times a week on the West Coast. There was a lot of pressure on him Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium the Bengals (7-6) are in the thick of the AFC wild card chase. Brown was good from 25, 33, 25 and 52 yards, bailing out an offense that stalled near the goal line. If Cincinnati would have held on at the end, Brown would have been their MVP for the day. One very good day helped his career outlook. “In a ton of ways,”

Brown said. “You get released from one job, you don’t make the team with the Jets for certain reasons, then you’re just reassuring people that OK, he can still play, he can still kick off. Thirty-three is not old for a kicker. I feel I’ve still got seven or eight years left in me.” Brown was Seattle’s seventh-round draft pick out of Nebraska in 2003. He played five years with Seattle and four with St. Louis, making 220 field goals in 272 attempts (80.9 percent). When the Jets let him go, he learned what it’s like to be a kicker trying to get back into the league. His wife runs a business in Seattle, so he took care of their three children while kicking as much as he could. “I went home and just stuck to the plan of kicking three days a week Friday, Sunday, Tuesday wherever I could find room,” Brown said. “High school fields, parks.”

He’d fly to San Diego and work out with other kickers, trying to stay sharp for when the call finally came. It was a big adjustment. “I played nine straight years, so I never had to deal with it,” Brown said. “Now I do. The more games I get in this year, the more it’s going to help me to try to get on a roster in February and keep moving forward.” It’s unclear how long he’ll be in Cincinnati. Coach Marvin Lewis was noncommittal about whether Nugent would be healthy enough to kick during a game on Thursday night in Philadelphia. Brown knows that in any case, he won’t be around for very long. By making the most of his chance, he’s hoping to get another one next season with some team. “It’s important to me, especially going into next year,” he said. “This really helps.”

■ National Hockey League

NHL, union to continue talks Mediators will rejoin process TORONTO (AP) — NHL labor negotiations will resume Wednesday, with mediators rejoining the talks at an undisclosed location in an effort to save the hockey season. The Canadian Press on Tuesday reported the restart of bargaining between the league and union, citing unidentified people on both sides of the lockout. U.S. federal mediators Scot Beckenbaugh and John Sweeney are to return to the process. They took part in sessions

Nov. 27 and 28 before deciding they couldn’t help. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, based in Washington, also was involved during the lockout that canceled the 2004-05 NHL season, with Beckenbaugh attending sessions. As recently as last week, Commissioner Gary Bettman indicated he didn’t think mediators would be able to help bridge the gap. “We’re not interested in mediation,” he said Thursday. “We went through it a week and a half ago. It was of no value because of the position of the parties.”

Tuesday marked the 87th day of the lockout. Wednesday’s session will be the first meeting since the sides blamed each other after talks broke off last week. Until then, they appeared to be making progress during three days in New York in which they exchanged proposals. Union executive director Donald Fehr maintains there are agreements on almost all the important issues. From the league’s point of view, three main issues remain: the length of the collection bargaining agreement, rules governing term limits on contracts and the transition

rules to help teams get under the salary cap. There are also secondary issues yet to be agreed on, including the continued participation of NHL players in the Olympics, the international calendar and drugtesting rules. In all, more than 40 percent of the regular season that was scheduled to begin Oct. 11 has been scratched. The NHL eliminated 16 more days from the regular-season schedule Monday, canceling games through Dec. 30 in addition to the New Year’s Day Winter Classic and the All-Star Game, which were already wiped out.


FOOTBALL National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England10 3 0 .769 472 274 6 7 0 .462 245 306 N.Y. Jets 5 8 0 .385 289 352 Buffalo Miami 5 8 0 .385 240 276 South W L T Pct PF PA 11 2 0 .846 365 263 x-Houston Indianapolis 9 4 0 .692 292 329 Tennessee 4 9 0 .308 271 386 2 11 0 .154 216 359 Jacksonville North W L T Pct PF PA 9 4 0 .692 331 273 Baltimore Pittsburgh 7 6 0 .538 278 264 7 6 0 .538 321 280 Cincinnati Cleveland 5 8 0 .385 259 272 West W L T Pct PF PA y-Denver 10 3 0 .769 375 257 5 8 0 .385 292 281 San Diego Oakland 3 10 0 .231 248 402 Kansas City 2 11 0 .154 195 352 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 8 5 0 .615 373 270 7 6 0 .538 343 329 Washington Dallas 7 6 0 .538 300 314 Philadelphia 4 9 0 .308 240 341 South W L T Pct PF PA 11 2 0 .846 337 259 y-Atlanta Tampa Bay 6 7 0 .462 354 308 New Orleans 5 8 0 .385 348 379 4 9 0 .308 265 312 Carolina North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 9 4 0 .692 323 279 Chicago 8 5 0 .615 308 219 7 6 0 .538 283 286 Minnesota Detroit 4 9 0 .308 320 342 West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 9 3 1 .731 316 184 8 5 0 .615 300 202 Seattle St. Louis 6 6 1 .500 236 279 4 9 0 .308 186 292 Arizona x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday's Game Denver 26, Oakland 13 Sunday's Games Minnesota 21, Chicago 14 Washington 31, Baltimore 28, OT Cleveland 30, Kansas City 7 San Diego 34, Pittsburgh 24 Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 23 N.Y. Jets 17, Jacksonville 10 Carolina 30, Atlanta 20 Philadelphia 23, Tampa Bay 21 St. Louis 15, Buffalo 12 Dallas 20, Cincinnati 19 San Francisco 27, Miami 13 Seattle 58, Arizona 0 N.Y. Giants 52, New Orleans 27 Green Bay 27, Detroit 20 Monday's Game New England 42, Houston 14 Thursday, Dec. 13 Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Miami, 1 p.m Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at New England, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 8:30 p.m. 2012 AP All-America Team, List AP ALL-AMERICANS FIRST TEAM Offense Quarterback — Johnny Manziel, redshirt freshman, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Texas A&M. Running backs — Montee Ball, senior, 5-11, 215, Wisconsin; Ka'Deem Carey, sophomore, 5-10, 197, Arizona. Tackles — Luke Joeckel, junior, 6-6, 310, Texas A&M; Taylor Lewan, junior, 6-8, 309, Michigan. Guards — Chance Warmack, senior, 6-3, 320, Alabama; Jonathan Cooper, senior, 6-3, 295, North Carolina. Center — Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 302, Alabama. Tight end — Zach Ertz, senior, 6-6, 252, Stanford. Receivers — Marqise Lee, sophomore, 6-0, 195, Southern California; Terrance Williams, senior, 6-2, 205, Baylor. All-purpose player — Tavon Austin, senior, 5-9, 171, West Virginia. Kicker — Cairo Santos, junior, 5-8, 160, Tulane. Defense Ends — Jadeveon Clowney, sophomore, 6-6, 256, South Carolina; Bjoern Werner, junior, 6-4, 255, Florida State. Tackles — Star Lotulelei, senior, 6-4, 320, Utah; Will Sutton, junior, 6-1, 267, Arizona State. Linebackers — Manti Te'o, senior, 62, 255, Notre Dame; Jarvis Jones, junior, 6-3, 241, Georgia; C.J. Mosley, junior, 6-2, 232, Alabama. Cornerbacks — Dee Milliner, junior, 6-1, 199, Alabama; Jordan Poyer, sophomore, 6-0, 172, Oregon State. Safeties — Phillip Thomas, senior, 61, 215, Fresno State; Matt Elam, junior, 5-10, 202, Florida. Punter — Ryan Allen, senior, 6-2, 215, Louisiana Tech. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Collin Klein, senior, Kansas State. Running backs — Kenjon Barner, senior, Oregon; Johnathan Franklin, senior, UCLA. Tackles — D.J. Fluker, junior, Alabama; David Yankey, junior, Stanford. Guards — Spencer Long, junior, Nebraska; Cyril Richardson, junior, Baylor. Center — Dalton Freeman, senior, Clemson. Tight end — Tyler Eifert, senior, Notre Dame. Receivers — Stedman Bailey, junior, West Virginia; Quinton Patton, senior, Louisiana Tech. All-purpose player — Jordan Lynch, junior, Northern Illinois. Kicker — Dustin Hopkins, senior, Florida State. DEFENSE Ends — Damontre Moore, junior, Texas A&M; Stephon Tuitt, sophomore, Notre Dame.

Tackles — Johnathan Hankins, junior, Ohio State; Kawann Short, senior, Purdue. Linebackers — Kevin Minter, junior, LSU; Anthony Barr, junior, UCLA; Arthur Brown, senior, Kansas State. Cornerbacks — Johnthan Banks, senior, Mississippi State; Bradley Roby, sophomore, Ohio State. Safeties — Eric Reid, junior, LSU; Tony Jefferson, junior, Oklahoma. Punter — Riley Stephenson, senior, BYU. THIRD TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — AJ McCarron, junior, Alabama. Running backs — Stefphon Jefferson, junior, Nevada; Giovani Bernard, sophomore, North Carolina. Tackles — Jake Matthews, junior, Texas A&M; Eric Fisher, senior, Central Michigan. Guards — Larry Warford, senior, Kentucky; Xavier Su'a-Filo, sophomore, UCLA. Center — Braxston Cave, senior, Notre Dame. Tight end — Austin Seferian-Jenkins, sophomore, Washington. Receivers — DeAndre Hopkins, junior, Clemson; Cobi Hamilton, senior, Arkansas. All-purpose player — Dri Archer, junior, Kent State. Kicker — Caleb Sturgis, senior, Florida. Ends — John Simon, senior, Ohio State; Sam Montgomery, junior, LSU. Tackles — Shariff Floyd, junior, Florida; Chris Jones, senior, Bowling Green. Linebackers — Khaseem Greene, senior, Rutgers; Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford; Kyle Van Noy, junior, BYU. Cornerbacks — Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, sophomore, Oregon; Jason Verrett, junior, TCU. Safeties — Ed Reynolds, junior, Stanford; Ty Zimmerman, junior, Kansas State. Punter — Kyle Christy, sophomore, Florida. AP All-America team voters Greg Auman, Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times; Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station (Texas) Eagle; Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times; Doug Doughty, The Roanoke (Va.) Times; Seth Emerson, The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph and Columbus Ledger Enquirer; Erik Gee, KNML-AM, New Mexico; Garland Gillen, WWL-TV Channel 4, New Orleans; Anthony Gimino,; Eric Hansen, The South Bend (Ind.) Tribune; Rob Long, CBS Radio 105.7, Baltimore; Austin Meek, The Topeka (Kan.) CapitalKeith Pompey, The Journal; Philadelphia Inquirer; Kyle Ringo, Daily Camera, Boulder Colo.; Keith Sargeant, Home News Tribune, New Jersey; Mitch Vingle, The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette; Adam Zucker, CBS Sports Network. College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Nevada (7-5) vs. Arizona (7-5), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Toledo (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego San Diego State (9-3) vs. BYU (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 21 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ball State (9-3) vs. UCF (9-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl East Carolina (8-4) vs. LouisianaLafayette (7-4), Noon (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Boise State (10-2) vs. Washington (75), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU (6-6) vs. Fresno State (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Western Kentucky (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Washington Bowling Green (8-4) vs. San Jose State (10-2), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), 9:45 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs.Texas Tech (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth,Texas Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (7-4), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN2) Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas (8-4) vs. Orgeon State (9-3), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State (6-6) vs. TCU (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl At Nashville,Tenn. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso,Texas Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Cal (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl



SPORTS ON TV TODAY GOLF 9 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour Australasia, Australian PGA Championship, first round, at Coolum Beach, Australia 2 a.m. TGC — Asian Tour, Johor Open, first round, at Johor Bahru, Malaysia (delayed tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Dallas at Boston 10:30 p.m. ESPN — San Antonio at Utah

THURSDAY EXTREME SPORTS 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Dew Tour, iON Mountain Championships, at Breckenridge, Colo. (same-day tape) GOLF 6:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship, first round, at Mpumalanga, South Africa 9 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour Australasia, Australian PGA Championship, second round, at Coolum Beach, Australia 2 a.m. TGC — Asian Tour, Johor Open, second round, at Johor Bahru, Malaysia (delayed tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — L.A. Lakers at New York 10:30 p.m. TNT — San Antonio at Portland NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. NFL — Cincinnati at Philadelphia PREP BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Teams TBA 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Teams TBA WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA, Division I, playoffs, semifinal, teams TBD, at Louisville, Ky. 9 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA, Division I, playoffs, semifinal, teams TBD, at Louisville, Ky. At Memphis,Tenn. Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At DallasPurdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma State (7-5), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. State (8-4) vs. Mississippi Northwestern (9-3), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebraska (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. South Carolina (10-2) vs. Michigan (84), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (8-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Orange Bowl At Miami Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Florida State (11-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl At Arlington,Texas Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (102), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 6 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (9-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 19 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 26 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, TBA (NFLN) NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 24 Wagner 31, Colgate 20 Coastal Carolina 24, BethuneCookman 14 South Dakota State 58, Eastern Illinois 10 Stony Brook 20, Villanova 10 Second Round Saturday, Dec. 1 Wofford 23, New Hampshire 7 Georgia Southern 24, Cent. Arkansas 16 Old Dominion 63, Coastal Carolina 35 Illinois St. 38, Appalachian St. 37, OT North Dakota State 28, South Dakota State 3 Sam Houston State 18, Cal Poly 16 Eastern Washington 29, Wagner 19 Montana State 16, Stony Brook 10 Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 7 Sam Houston State 34, Montana State 16 Saturday, Dec. 8 Georgia Southern 49, Old Dominion 35 North Dakota State 14, Wofford 7 Eastern Washington 51, Illinois State 35 Semifinals Friday, Dec. 14 Georgia Southern (10-3) at North Dakota State (12-1), 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 Sam Houston State (10-3) at Eastern Washington (11-2), 4:05 p.m. Championship Saturday, Jan. 5

At FC Dallas Stadium Frisco,Texas Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. NCAA Division II Football Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 17 Shippensburg 58, Bloomsburg 20 Indiana (Pa.) 27, Shepherd 17 Indianapolis 31, Midwestern State 14 West Alabama 41, Miles 7 Lenoir-Rhyne 21, Fort Valley State 6 Northwest Missouri State 35, Harding 0 Missouri Western State 57, Minnesota Duluth 55 West Texas A&M 38, Chadron State 30 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 24 West Texas A&M 33, Ashland 28 Indiana (Pa.) 17, New Haven 14 Valdosta State 49, West Alabama 21 Carson-Newman 38, Lenoir-Rhyne 35 Winston-Salem 37, Shippensburg 14 Minnesota State Mankato 38, Northwest Missouri State 35 Missouri Western State 45, Henderson State 21 State-Pueblo 28, Colorado Indianapolis 7 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 1 Winston-Salem 21, Indiana (Pa.) 17 Valdosta State 48, Carson-Newman 26 Minnesota State Mankato 17, Missouri Western State 10 West Texas A&M 34, Colorado StatePueblo 13 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 8 Valdosta State 35, Minnesota State Mankato 19 Winston-Salem 41, West Texas A&M 18 Championship Saturday, Dec. 15 At Braly Municipal Stadium Florence, Ala. Valdosta State (11-2) vs. WinstonSalem (14-0), 1 p.m. NCAA Division III Football Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 17 Hobart 38, Washington & Lee 20 Wittenberg 52, Heidelberg 38 Franklin 42, Adrian 10 Cortland State 20, Framingham State 19 Wesley 73, Mount Ida 14 Widener 44, Bridgewater State 14 Salisbury 17, Rowan 9 Johns Hopkins 42, Washington & Jefferson 10 Mount Union 72, Christopher Newport 14 Mary Hardin-Baylor 59, Louisiana College 20 St. Thomas (Minn.) 48, St. Norbert 17 Elmhurst 27, Coe 24 Bethel (Minn.) 24, Concordia-Chicago 23 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 55, St. Scholastica 10 Linfield 27, Pacific Lutheran 24 North Central (Ill.) 41, Cal Lutheran 21 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 24 Wesley 56, Cortland State 6 Hobart 35, Wittenberg 10 Widener 28, Salisbury 7 Mount Union 55, Johns Hopkins 13 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 37, Bethel (Minn.) 14 St. Thomas (Minn.) 24, Elmhurst 17 Mary Hardin-Baylor 63, Franklin 17 Linfield 30, North Central (Ill.) 14 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 1 Mount Union 72, Widener 17 Mary Hardin-Baylor 32, Wesley 20 St. Thomas (Minn.) 47, Hobart 7 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 31, Linfield 24, OT Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 8 Mount Union 48, Mary Hardin-Baylor 35 St. Thomas (Minn.) 28, WisconsinOshkosh 14 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday, Dec. 14 At Salem Stadium Salem, Va. Mount Union (14-0) vs. St. Thomas (Minn.) (14-0), 7 p.m. NAIA Football Playoff Glance

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 17 St. Francis (Ind.) 22, Baker (Kan.) 17 Cumberlands (Ky.) 42, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 24 Marian (Ind.) 42, Northwestern (Iowa) 32 Morningside (Iowa) 40, Montana Tech 35 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 31, William Penn (Iowa) 0 Southern Oregon 45, Saint Ambrose (Iowa) 28 Missouri Valley 56, Ottawa (Kan.) 21 Bethel (Tenn.) 45, Georgetown (Ky.) 44 Quarterfinals Saturday, Nov. 24 Marian (Ind.) 45, St. Francis (Ind.) 34 Morningside (Iowa) 47, Southern Oregon 44, OT Saint Xavier (Ill.) 35, Cumberlands (Ky.) 21 Missouri Valley 10, Bethel, Tenn. 7 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 1 Morningside (Iowa) 47, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 19 Marian (Ind.) 20, Missouri Valley 17 Championship Thursday, Dec. 13 At Barron Stadium Rome, Ga. Morningside (Iowa) (13-0) vs. Marian (Ind.) (11-1), 6:30 p.m.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L 16 5 .762 — New York Philadelphia 12 9 .571 4 11 9 .550 4½ Brooklyn Boston 11 9 .550 4½ 4 18 .182 12½ Toronto Southeast Division W L Pct GB 14 5 .737 — Miami Atlanta 12 6 .667 1½ 8 12 .400 6½ Orlando 7 13 .350 7½ Charlotte Washington 3 15 .167 10½ Central Division W L Pct GB 11 8 .579 — Chicago Milwaukee 10 9 .526 1 10 11 .476 2 Indiana Detroit 7 17 .292 6½ 5 17 .227 7½ Cleveland WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB 18 4 .818 — San Antonio Memphis 14 4 .778 2 11 10 .524 6½ Dallas 9 11 .450 8 Houston 5 15 .250 12 New Orleans Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 17 4 .810 — 12 10 .545 5½ Utah 11 11 .500 6½ Denver 9 9 .500 6½ Minnesota Portland 9 12 .429 8 Pacific Division Pct GB W L 14 6 .700 — L.A. Clippers 14 7 .667 ½ Golden State L.A. Lakers 9 13 .409 6 7 13 .350 7 Sacramento 7 15 .318 8 Phoenix Monday's Games Golden State 104, Charlotte 96 Philadelphia 104, Detroit 97 Miami 101, Atlanta 92 San Antonio 134, Houston 126, OT Dallas 119, Sacramento 96 Portland 92, Toronto 74 Tuesday's Games Cleveland 100, L.A. Lakers 94 New York 100, Brooklyn 97 Denver 101, Detroit 94 Washington 77, New Orleans 70 L.A. Clippers at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Brooklyn at Toronto, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Houston, 8 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Dallas at Boston, 8 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New York, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 10:30 p.m. The Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: ...............................Record Pts Prv 1. Indiana (44) ...........9-0 1,580 1 2. Duke (20)...............9-0 1,551 2 3. Michigan ................9-0 1,444 3 4. Syracuse................8-0 1,378 4 5. Florida....................7-0 1,319 6 6. Louisville................8-1 1,303 5 7. Ohio St. .................6-1 1,211 7 8. Arizona ..................7-0 1,178 8 9. Kansas...................7-1 1,087 9 10. Illinois.................10-0 991 13 11. Cincinnati.............9-0 944 11 12. Missouri ...............8-1 877 12 13. Minnesota..........10-1 714 14 14. Gonzaga..............9-1 699 10 15. Georgetown.........7-1 577 15 16. Creighton.............9-1 525 16 17. New Mexico.......10-0 512 18 18. San Diego St.......7-1 491 17 19. Michigan St. ........8-2 328 19 20. UNLV ...................7-1 305 21 21. North Carolina.....7-2 298 20 22. Notre Dame.........8-1 283 22 23. Wichita St. ...........9-0 280 24 24. Oklahoma St. ......7-1 251 23 25. NC State..............6-2 213 25 Others receiving votes: Oregon 177, Pittsburgh 177, Kentucky 44, Wyoming 15, UConn 10, Marquette 8, VCU 6, Butler 5, Maryland 5, Murray St. 4, Alabama 3, Miami 3, Virginia Tech 3, LSU 1. USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 9, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: ...............................Record Pts Pvs 1. Indiana (25) ...........9-0 769 1 2. Duke (6).................9-0 749 2 3. Michigan ................9-0 705 3 4. Syracuse .............10-0 663 4 5. Florida....................7-0 644 5 6. Louisville................8-1 609 6


7. Ohio State .............6-1 586 7 8. Arizona ..................7-0 568 8 9. Kansas...................7-1 537 9 10. Illinois.................10-0 465 14 11. Missouri ...............8-1 450 11 12. Cincinnati.............9-0 447 12 13. Creighton.............9-1 338 13 14. Gonzaga..............9-1 325 10 15. San Diego State..7-1 292 15 16. Minnesota..........10-1 225 21 17. UNLV ...................7-1 224 18 18. North Carolina.....7-2 222 16 19. Michigan State ....8-2 213 17 20. New Mexico.......10-0 207 20 21. Georgetown.........7-1 163 23 22. Kentucky..............6-3 125 19 23. Oklahoma State ..7-1 116 22 24. Notre Dame.........8-1 110 25 93 24 25. N.C. State ............6-2 Others receiving votes: Wichita State 88, Pittsburgh 74, Oregon 32, UConn 10, Murray State 10, Wyoming 8, Butler 4, Mississippi 2, VCU 2. The Women's Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Pts Prv ...............................Record 1. Stanford (22) .........8-0 978 1 2. UConn (16)............8-0 968 2 3. Baylor (2)...............7-1 930 3 4. Duke ......................8-0 884 4 5. Notre Dame...........6-1 806 5 6. Georgia................10-0 790 6 7. Kentucky................8-1 783 7 8. Louisville................9-1 713 8 9. California ...............7-1 614 11 10. Maryland .............6-2 610 9 11. Penn St................7-2 564 10 12. Oklahoma............8-1 514 13 13. Tennessee ...........6-1 512 14 14. UCLA...................5-1 485 17 15. Purdue.................9-1 450 15 16. Oklahoma St. ......6-0 392 16 17. Dayton ...............10-0 334 19 18. Texas....................6-1 326 12 19. North Carolina.....8-1 230 21 20. Ohio St. ...............6-2 223 20 21. Miami...................7-1 211 23 22. Kansas ................8-1 180 17 23. Texas A&M ..........5-3 83 — 75 — 24. South Carolina ..10-0 25. West Virginia........6-2 73 — Others receiving votes: Florida St. 64, Arkansas 58, Nebraska 55, Iowa St. 53, Delaware 15, Chattanooga 6, St. John's 6, Duquesne 4, Syracuse 4, Iowa 3, Michigan St. 2, Colorado 1, Gonzaga 1. USA Today/ESPN Women's Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN Women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 10, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Pts Pvs ...............................Record 1. Stanford (24) .........8-0 742 1 2. UConn (6)..............8-0 722 2 3. Baylor.....................7-1 693 3 4. Duke ......................8-0 657 4 5. Notre Dame...........6-1 610 5 6. Kentucky................8-1 603 6 7. Georgia................10-0 572 7 8. Louisville................9-1 530 8 9. Maryland................6-2 484 9 10. Penn State...........7-2 451 10 11. California .............7-1 441 11 12. Tennessee ...........6-1 408 13 13. Oklahoma............8-1 371 12 14. Purdue.................9-1 363 14 15. Oklahoma State ..7-0 329 15 16. Dayton ...............10-0 283 18 17. UCLA...................5-1 271 19 18. South Carolina ..10-0 208 21 19. Ohio State ...........6-2 197 20 20. Texas....................5-1 152 16 21. Kansas ................8-1 141 17 22. West Virginia........6-2 100 23 72 — 23. Miami...................7-1 70 22 24. Nebraska.............7-3 25. Texas A&M ..........5-3 64 — Others receiving votes: Florida State 55; North Carolina 46; Syracuse 25; St. John's 19; Arkansas 16; South Florida 16; Gonzaga 15; Iowa State 15; Chattanooga 6; DePaul 2; Iowa 1.

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHP George Sherrill, RHP Dan Wheeler and OF Willy Taveras on minor league contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with RHP Claudio Vargas, RHP Richard Thompson, LHP Juan Perez, 3B Eugenio Velez and 1B/DH Luis Jimenez on minor league contracts. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Overturned suspensions of New Orleans LB Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans DE Will Smith, Cleveland LB Scott Fujita and free agent DL Anthony Hargrove for their part in the Saints bounty program. Suspended Baltimore CB Asa Jackson four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released WR Isaiah Williams from the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS — Placed RB Fred Jackson on injured reserve. Signed DT Jay Ross from the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS — Released OL Andre Gurode. Placed PK Robbie Gould, CB Sherrick McManis and S Craig Steltz on injured reserve. Signed PK Olindo Mare to a one-year contract and LB Jerry Franklin to a two-year contract. Signed WR Joe Anderson from the practice squad and G Chris Riley to the practice squad. DENVER BRONCOS — Signed T Paul Cornick to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Released LB Vic So'oto. Signed DT Jordan Miller from the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed G Mike Brewster on injured reserve. Signed RB Keith Toston. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Placed WR Donte' Stallworth on injured reserve. Released TE Visanthe Shiancoe. Released OL Tommie Draheim from the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS — Claimed WR Braylon Edwards off waivers from Seattle. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed WR Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to the practice squad. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Suspended RB Rashard Mendenhall for conduct detrimental to the team. Signed RB Baron Batch from the practice squad.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

■ Major League Baseball

■ Boys Basktball

Reds get Choo in 3-team trade


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians traded outfielder ShinSoo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired prized pitching prospect Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a threeteam deal Tuesday night. Center fielder Drew Stubbs was sent from Cincinnati to Cleveland as part of the nine-player swap. In addition to Stubbs, the Indians received Bauer, the No. 3 pick in the 2011 draft, and righthanders Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Diamondbacks. Cleveland shipped Choo, infielder Jason Donald and about $3.5 million to the Reds, while sending left-handed reliever Tony Sipp and

first baseman Lars Anderson to Arizona. The Diamondbacks also received shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius from Cincinnati. Choo, who has been Cleveland’s primary right fielder since 2006, will play center and bat leadoff for Cincinnati. “It was very difficult giving up home-grown talent, but we think Choo can fill the missing parts in our lineup both offensively and defensively,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said in a statement. “He is an exciting player, and we expect him to set the table.” Dealing Choo was almost a necessity for the Indians. He was entering the final year of his contract and is eligible for free agency in 2013.

■ Cycling

Armstrong tried to keep records secret AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by U.S Postal Service investigators, then tried to keep the inquiry under seal and out of the public eye, according to recently released court documents. In 2011, Postal Service officials investigating Armstrong and his teams for doping wanted records from his team management groups, financial statements, training journals and correspondence with former training consultant Michele Ferrari. He eventually complied with the subpoena but as recently as October was still asking the courts to keep the inquiry private. “They’ve been given everything they wanted and that they asked for … months ago,” Armstrong attorney Tim Herman said Tuesday. The Postal Service was Armstrong’s main sponsor

when he won the Tour de France from 1999-2004. The team was sponsored by the Discovery Channel for Armstrong’s seventh victory in 2005. Armstrong was stripped of those titles this year. Last week, federal Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson in Washington ordered the subpoena and Armstrong’s efforts to keep it private released to the public. The judge rejected Armstrong’s arguments that releasing the subpoena would violate the secrecy of the grand jury process or a pending whistleblower lawsuit filed against Armstrong by former teammate Floyd Landis. Armstrong was still the target of a federal criminal grand jury investigation into allegations of doping on the Postal Service teams when the subpoena was issued. That investigation was closed in February with no charges filed.

Troy Christian’s Holden Varvel passes the ball Tuesday against Miami Valley. ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 get a lot of special moments — and tonight was a special moment.” And even though it was Kirkpatrick’s hustle that got him to the other side of the floor in time to draw the charge, he was quick to deflect the credit. “I’d credit the coaches. They’ve been preaching that all year. I just put my trust in the coaches,” he said. “We knew (Miami Valley) likes to push it, and the coaches told me that Smith likes to get to the hoop. So I just had to put my head down, get there and take one for the team.” As far behind as the Eagles got in the first half, it took plenty of special moments to get back into the game. Smith had 14 first-half points and Ja’Vaun Marbury banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rams (1-3, 1-1) a 41-28 lead at the break, and then Brandon Watson knocked down a jumper to make the lead 15 to open the second half. “I wasn’t disappointed with our offense in the first half,” Zawadzki said. “At the half, we didn’t come in and get mad at them. We simply changed the gameplan, made some adjustments and told them to focus. We were getting the right shots, but we just weren’t knocking them down.” So Spencer Thomas fixed all of that. He buried a pair of 3s to wake the Eagles up and Grant Zawadzki drove the lane on consecutive possessions, then Thomas found Christian Salazar inside to make it a 43-40 game, forcing a Miami Valley timeout that


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Marbury finished with 22 points to lead the Rams, Smith had 18 and Watson had 10. Troy Christian remains at home Friday night, hosting Emmanuel Christian.

sealed it with the ultimate hustle play. Zawadzki finished with a game-high 23 points and Thomas added 17 points and five assists — all career-high totals for both players. “Spencer caught fire in the third, and Grant hit two big 3s in the fourth while we were down,” Zawadzki said. “That’s just a kid that’s worked hard at his jump shot his whole life. “After we took the lead in the third, I looked at my assistants and said ‘I’m concerned.’ We might use too much energy getting the lead back. And of course Miami Valley came back — but even when they took the lead back from us, that didn’t phase the kids.” Kirkpatrick added eight points, Christian Salazar scored seven and had nine rebounds and Varvel scored all six of his points in the fourth quarter.

Miami Valley — 62 Corde Donald 3-0-6, Ja’Vaun Marbury 8-3-22, Trevon Baker 1-02, Brandon Watson 4-0-10, Harrison Smith 8-2-18, Charles Wheeler 0-0-0, Collin Roe 2-0-4. Totals: 26-5-62. Troy Christian — 67 Matthew Coots 0-0-0, Holden Varvel 1-4-6, Aaron Horn 0-0-0, Spencer Thomas 5-5-17, Logan George 2-0-4, Nathan Kirkpatrick 4-0-8, Nathanael Boone 1-0-2, Christian Salazar 3-1-7, Grant Zawadzki 7-4-23. Totals: 23-14-67. Score By Quarters MV .........................24 41 47 62 TC ..........................17 28 46 67 3-point goals: Miami Valley — Marbury 3, Watson 2. Troy Christian — Thomas 2, Zawadzki 5. Records: Miami Valley 1-3, 11. Troy Christian 2-1, 2-0. Reserve score: Troy Christian 40, Miami Valley 13.

■ Bowling

Bowling ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 series with a high game of 183. Troy opens Greater Western Ohio North Division play by hosting Sidney on Thursday at Troy Bowl. • BOYS Troy 1,033-1,017-160-190–2,400 Fborn 960-1,049-179-168– 2,356 Troy – D.J. Burghardt 201-169, Austin Eidemiller 181, Cameron Hughes 200-182, A.J. Bigelow 223229, Andrew Spencer 227-256 Fairborn – Dustin Caskey 164238, Hunter Gibson 180-178, Michael Hicks 216-167, Jacob Ryan 201-267, Austin Turner 199-199 • GIRLS Troy 799-792-163-150–1,904 Fborn 833-968-128-157–2,086 Troy – Rachel Darrow 166-183, Courtney Metzger 146-163, Allie Isner 168-186, Rahney Schmitz 160-110, Natalia Sainz 159-150 Fairborn – Tori Donaldson 135182, Taylor Ramsey 166-160, Sydney Renner 173-225, Arianna Wagers 160-181, Kerry York 199220.

• Tipp Splits The Tippecanoe boys (40) continued their hot start with a victory over TriCounty North Tuesday. Logan Banks led the Red Devils with games of 239 and 189 for a 428 series. Josh Bellas added games of 162 and 206 for a 368 series.

“We’re so proud of the boys start,” Tippecanoe coach Clay Lavercombe said. “The boys bowled pretty well today, but it was a good tune up before our matches this week. We’re proud of their hard work and hope they keep it up this week. It was good to see Logan and Steven break out with some 230+ games. They needed that. Hopefully everybody can keep it rolling the rest of the week.” The Tippecanoe girls fell to 0-4 on the season Tuesday. Sarah Marshall (269 series) and Sarah Rhoades (264 series) were the top two scorers for Tipp. The girls did well,” Lavercombe said. “They set some personal and team goals. They worked hard tonight. They are super hungry for their first win, and the pins will fall, if they keep working hard and working together and they’ll fall. Trying to instill belief and confidence in themselves. They can do it— we know they can. They just need to work on their confidence.” The Red Devils host Northwestern today.

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did nothing to stymie the Troy Christian momentum. Logan George scored on a putback, then Kirkpatrick took a steal all the way for a layup to give the Eagles their first lead since the first quarter. “Once we got that first stop (on defense), the second one came. And then the third,” Zawadzki said. “Before you know it, it’s an 18-0 run.” But Marbury scored on a drive at the buzzer to give the Rams a 47-46 lead heading into the final eight minutes, and Miami Valley methodically rebuilt a seven-point lead at 55-48 in the middle of the fourth quarter. Zawadzki hit a pair of 3s to bring the Eagles back, and Holden Varvel blew past his defender for a layup to give Troy Christian a 58-57 lead. After the teams traded free throws, Zawadzki hit Kirkpatrick to push the lead to three — and Kirkpatrick

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