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Report on Libya raid released State department admits weaknesses in security WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Thursday acknowledged major weaknesses in security and errors in judgment exposed in a scathing independent report on the deadly Sept. 11 assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. Two top State officials appealed to Congress to fully fund requests to ensure diplomats

and embassies are safe. Testifying before two congressional committees, senior State Department officials admitted that serious management and leadership failures left the diplomatic mission in Benghazi woefully unprepared for the terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other

Americans. “We clearly fell down on the job with regard to Benghazi,” Deputy Secretary of State William Burns told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Earlier, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Burns said: “We learned some very hard and painful lessons in Benghazi. We

are already acting on them. We have to do better.” Burns and Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides testified in place of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was under doctor’s orders to stay home and recover from a concussion she suffered last week. Burns and Nides reiterated Clinton’s written acceptance of the panel’s report

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Though Adele didn’t have a new album or a worldwide tour in 2012, she’s still rolling. After a year of Grammy glory and James Bond soundtracking, Adele has been voted The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year. In 132 ballots submitted by members and subscribers of the AP, Adele easily outpaced other vote-getters like Taylor Swift, “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James, the South Korean viral video star PSY and the cast of “Twilight.” Editors and broadcasters were asked to cast their ballot for the person who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2012.

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TDN office to close early on Monday The Troy Daily News office will close at 3 p.m. Monday (Christmas Eve) to allow employees to prepare for the Christmas holiday. The office will be closed on Christmas Day, but will reopen Wednesday during regular business hours. Happy Holidays from our TDN family to yours.

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The first widespread snowstorm of the season crawled across the Midwest on Thursday, with whiteout conditions stranding holiday travelers and sending drivers sliding over slick roads including into a fatal 25-vehicle pileup in Iowa. See

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With help from Ohio Investigative Unit Agent John Burton, owners of bars, restaurants and drive-thrus and carry-outs had a “myth busters” session on how to keep underage drinking to a minimum not only during the holidays but throughout the year. On Monday, Troy Police Department hosted an Alcohol Server Knowledge (ASK) class at the TROY Crystal Room in Troy to help owners of these establishments protect themselves, their business and the public. Officer Joel Misirian said more than 75 individuals from local businesses including bartenders, servers and staff attended the ASK class to help “everybody be on the same page with alcohol.” “I wanted to bring local businesses together so everybody is on the same page with alcohol,” Misirian said. “It’s not because of any ongoing problems but we just want to be as proactive as we can and make businesses more responsible as well.” Submarine House owner Robin McGrath said all managers and bartenders attended the ASK class for the first time. “We’ve never done an actual class before,” McGrath said, noting staff and bartenders received training books with the policies in place. “(Agent Burton) did a good job and cleared up a lot of myths for us.” Misirian said it was the first time the city police department has offered the class in a group setting. Most businesses are handed a manual from the Ohio Investigative

Unit and the state liquor board, but having an expert from the state liquor enforcement dispel the myths was a positive for all parties involved. Agent Burton presented 11 major points for alcohol businesses to consider including: minor related offenses, good faith acceptance laws (fake identification), sales to intoxicated persons, removal violations, after hours violations, employment law, Sunday Sales violations, gambling, improper conduct, Happy Hour Law and obstruction violations. Agent Burton said the biggest problem his department of public safety deals with is mostly sales to minors followed by over serving issues. “Ninety-five percent of this is basic common sense,” Burton said. Agent Burton has been part of the Ohio Investigative Unit since 2001. “Remember this is your place of business, your job, your livelihood and it’s your right to refuse service.” Misirian said offenses such as underage drinking and other alcohol related offense are within the community but wanted to put the information out there for businesses to clear up any misinformation. McGrath said one of the most important reiterations she received was reassurance that calling police for help when dealing with uncooperative customers would not mean points towards the businesses’ liquor license. “It helps us with a lot of liability issues and what to do with over intoxicated customers and when to stop serving,” McGrath said. “There were a lot of good points about how the new fake IDs look like, looking

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Sheriff’s office to deploy extra patrols The Miami County Sheriff’s Office will be deploying additional deputies for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays for a combined 106 hours of overtime. The additional deputies will be targeting high crash roadways and roadways that have high rates of O.V.I. arrests. The deputies will be strictly enforcing all Ohio traffic statutes with a zero tolerance for violators. A primary goal will be to remove alcohol and drug impaired drivers from county roadways. There is usually an increase in alcohol consumption over the holidays which combined with driving invariably leads to auto crashes. Deputies are hoping to curb auto crashes with the deployment of extra deputies on various days and at various time frames throughout the holiday season. If one chooses to drink this holiday season please have a designated driver or expect to go to jail if caught driving impaired on Miami County roadways. The extra traffic enforcement effort is being made possible through a grant the Sheriff’s Office received this year from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services. The grant funds the overtime for the deputies and pays some fuel costs. This marks the eighth consecutive year the Sheriff’s Office has been awarded the grant which is funded by federal dollars and administered by the state. The extra enforcement efforts have already commenced and will conclude on Jan 2, 2013.

Following months of meetings and research, the Facilities Planning Committee recommended a new pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade building with locally funded renovations to the high school to the Covington Exempted Village Board of Education. After their regular monthly meeting Thursday night, a work session was held to discuss timing and finance options for the project. “We’ll be looking at income tax and property tax. It could be a blend,” said Superintendent Dave Larson. The project would be cofunded with the state covering 58 percent of construction costs for the new building. Those at the work session also discussed if the levy needed to cover the local share should be placed on the May or August ballot. No action was taken following the work session. Larson did say that another meeting prior to the next board meeting scheduled for Jan. 10 may be needed. During their regular meeting Thursday night, BOE members: • Passed an agreement with the Covington Education Association pertaining to the four-year Resident Educator program. The agreement uses the same language as last year’s. According to Larson, the district has one teacher pursuing the program. • Agreed on policy revisions regarding the issue of declaration of assistance/non-assistance to a terrorist organization. According to Larson, following the Sept. 11th attacks, a law required that new employees complete a form declaring that they are not terrorists. He said the General Assembly has decided that the forms are not necessary. The agreement removed the item from all policies. • It was decided that Brad Hall will serve as the President Pro-Tem for the Organizational Meeting to be held Jan. 10th. • A retirement resignation was accepted for Daniel Francis, high school night custodian. And, a resignation was accepted for Chet Brewster, reserve boys’ basketball coach, retroactive to Dec. 19.

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and vowed to implement each of its 29 recommendations. The White House on Thursday also made its first comment on the damning findings of the report. Spokesman Jay Carney said that what happened in Benghazi was “clearly unacceptable,� and that problems had to be fixed. The report found that “‘systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels� of the State Department meant that security was “inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.� The Senate hearing provided an odd scene because the committee chairman, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is the top candidate to replace Clinton as secretary of state in President Barack Obama’s secondterm Cabinet. Kerry presided at the hearing, but asked no questions of officials who could be his future employees. In an opening statement, Kerry said the department had “clear warning signs� of a deteriorating security situation before the attack. He also faulted Congress for failing to provide sufficient money to protect facilities worldwide, forcing the department to scramble to cover security costs. The State Department is seeking about $1.4 billion in next year’s budget for increased security; the money would come primarily from funds that haven’t been spent in Iraq. That would include $553 million for 35 more Marine Security Guard units, $130 million for 155 diplomatic security agents and $376 million for security upgrades and construction at new embassies. Since the attack, Democrats have complained that Republicans cut $300 million from the Obama administration’s budget request of $2.6 billion for diplomatic and embassy security this year. Sen. Barbara Boxer, DCalif., pointed out that the House balked at cutting money for U.S. military bands, which was about $388 million. “We need to get our priorities straight around here, and we can’t walk away and invite another tragedy, and as much as people like to say, ‘Well it’s not the money,’ it’s the money,� Boxer said. “You can’t protect a facility without the funding.� Nides, who is in charge of State Department management, agreed. “Obviously, part of this is about resources,� he said. “We must equip our people with what they need to deliver results safely.� But the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., noted that “budget constraints were not a factor in the department’s failure� to recognize the threat. She suggested



In this Monday, Sept. 17 file photo, a Libyan woman, Salwa Bugaighis, carries a wreath with a photo of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on it as she and others gather to pay their respect to the victims of the Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate, in Benghazi, Libya. that if diplomats were so badly in need of resources, they should spend less on programs dealing with global warming and creative diplomacy and more on security. Meanwhile, the volatility of Benghazi was underscored on Thursday when four people were killed when a protest outside a base for Libyan security forces turned violent, according to an official there. On Sunday, four policemen were shot dead when militants attacked the same security compound in Benghazi. The State Department’s diplomatic security budget increased from about $200 million in 1998 to $1.8 billion in 2008, according to the Government Accountability Office. Much of that has gone into physical upgrades at embassies and consulates to meet specifications adopted after the deadly 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Yet the GAO said in November that the bulk of the growth has been reactive in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. It also said there had been little long-range strategic planning, which has made it difficult for the diplomatic security bureau to do its job in an efficient and comprehensive way. Nides noted that money for construction has been significantly reduced so that the number of new compounds being built has dropped from the goal of 10 per year to two. Republicans tangled with Burns

and Nides over whether warning signs of a deteriorating security situation were ignored and why the department didn’t ask Congress for money to boost security at the mission in the eastern Libyan city that was left relatively lawless after the revolution that toppled strongman Moammar Gadhafi. The fallout from the Benghazi attack and the initial explanation offered by the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, that it was the result of a protest against an American-made, anti-Islam video has become deeply partisan. Republicans accused the administration of trying to cover up a terrorist incident to help President Barack Obama’s re-election bid. The Senate hearing was largely free of such allegations but some House members took the opportunity to accuse each other of unnecessary and destructive partisanship. Retiring Rep. Gary Ackerman, DN.Y., said the hearing was a “ruse� designed to make the Obama administration look bad, a statement that drew a quick rebuke from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., who said Ackerman’s accusation was partisan in itself. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., ticked off a long list of incidents involving Westerners in Libya in the months before the raid, including attacks with rocket-propelled grenades and improvised explosive devices. Just two days before the Sept. 11 assault, Stevens had requested additional

security. Burns pointed out that the report found no “specific tactical threat,� but said Inhofe was correct to identify a troubling pattern. “We did not do a good enough job in trying to connect the dots,� Burns said. “We made the mistaken assumption that we wouldn’t become a major target.� Stevens was killed in the attack along with information specialist Sean Smith and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, who were contractors working for the CIA. Stevens was the first U.S. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979. The conclusions of the Accountability Review Board that Clinton convened led to the resignation or reassignment of four State Department officials who worked in two bureaus Diplomatic Security and Near East Affairs that were singled out for the harshest criticism in the report. The resignations did little to mollify lawmakers who insisted that Clinton testify in the coming weeks despite her plan to leave the administration. Kerry said she would appear before the panel in January. “She is ultimately responsible for the department and U.S. posts around the world. Her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is indispensable to any effort to address this failure and put in place a process to ensure this never happens again,� said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Checking McGrath said The Submarine House has a “no for body gestures and what tolerance� law for serving age customers under questions to ask.� despite Ohio laws allowing service to minors who are accompanied by a spouse or parent of legal drinking age. “Parents may serve their child but we don’t do that in our restaurant and individual businesses and owners can make their own calls but we don’t do any of that,� she said.


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JAN. 5 • SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Troy Post No. 43 baseball will offer an allyou-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3:30-7 p.m. at 622 S. Market St., Troy. The meal also will include salad bar, rolls, dessert and soft drink or coffee. Meals will be $6.75 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

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• LITERACY COUNCIL MEETING: The Troy DEC. 28 Literacy Council, an all-volunteer organization, will • FRIDAY DINNER: The meet at the Hayner Cultural Center in Troy at 7 p.m. Covington VFW Post No. Adults seeking help with 4235, 173 N. High St., basic literacy or wish to Covington, will offer dinner learn English as a second from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 753-1108. language, and those interested in becoming tutors, • SEAFOOD DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post are asked to contact our message center at (937) No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, a three- 660-3170 for further information. piece fried fish dinner, 21piece fried shrimp, or a JAN. 9 fish/shrimp combo with french fries and coleslaw for $6 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog • KIWANIS MEETING: legs, when available, are The Kiwanis Club of Troy $10. will meet from noon to 1 • FISH DINNER: The p.m. at the Miami County Sons of AMVETS will offer YMCA-Robinson Branch. an all-you-can-eat fish din- Jim McMaken, YMCA execner with fries, coleslaw and utive director, will offer a bread from 5:30-8 p.m. for brief overview of the $8 at the AMVETS Post No. YMCA’s operations, fol88, 3449 Lefevre Road, lowed by a tour of the faciliTroy. ty. A boxed lunch will be • FEEDERWATCH: provided for $10. For more Project Feederwatch will be information, contact Donn offered from 9:30-11:30 Craig, vice president, at a.m. at Aullwood, 1000 (937) 418-1888. SATURDAY Aullwood Road, Dayton. Count birds, drink coffee, JAN. 13 • KARAOKE NIGHT: eat doughnuts, share stoThe Tipp City American ries and count more birds. • TURKEY SHOOT: The Legion, North Third Street, The bird count contributes Troy VFW Post No. 5436, will offer Papa D’s Pony to scientific studies at the 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy, Express Karaoke from 7 Cornell Lab of Ornithology. will offer a turkey shoot with p.m. to close. The event is Check out the Cornell web sign ups beginning at 11 free. site at • BREAKFAST SET: The for a.m. The shoot will begin at noon. An all-you-can-eat American Legion Auxiliary, more information. breakfast, by the auxiliary, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, will • FULL MOON WALK: A will be available from 9 a.m. present an all-you-can-eat full moon walk, under the to noon for $6. breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Big Winter Moon, will be Items available will be eggs, offered from 6:30-8 p.m. at JAN. 14 bacon, sausage, sausage Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood gravy, biscuits, pancakes, Road, Dayton. waffles, french toast, hash • ANNUAL INVENTORY: • FISH DINNER: The browns, toast, cinnamon Elizabeth Township will American Legion Post No. rolls, fruit and juices. Meals 586, Tipp City, will offer all- have its annual inventory will be $6. meeting at 7 p.m. at the u-can-eat fish and fries or township building. sausage and sauerkraut SUNDAY from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for $7.

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• 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-toorder and everything is a la carte.

MONDAY • CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: Full Gospel Community Church, 212 S. Mulberry St., Troy, will offer a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. The event will include music and fellowship. For more information, call (937) 570-5273.

THURSDAY • 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 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Count birds, drink coffee, eat doughnuts, share stories and count more birds. The bird count contributes

DEC. 29 • 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.

DEC. 30 • 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-toorder and everything is a la carte. • BREAKFAST SET: The Legion Riders of 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.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. Dave Pinkerton will give a demonstration of handbell ringing with information on its history and manufacturing. For more information, contact Donn Craig, vice president, at (937) 418-1888.

No charges to be filed in death of Piqua toddler BY WILL E SANDERS Civitas Media

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• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy DEC. 31 will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country • YEAR END: Elizabeth Club. Steve Skinner, curator Township will have a special of the Miami Valley Veterans year end meeting at 10 a.m. Museum in Troy, will give an at the township building. overview of the museum’s mission and offerings. For JAN. 2 more information, contact Donn Craig, vice president, at (937) 418-1888. • ORGANIZATIONAL

said Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison. “We have to acknowledge that and I met with the prosecutor and he agrees. There are reasons, but it doesn’t make anyone feel any better.” Jamison said Friday’s somber event allows the situation to be discussed with trained professionals to “help community members deal with their anger, shock, disappointment and anxiety.” He said this will be the first in a series and noted that counselors do not want to be overwhelmed by more participants than they can effectively help. The police department plans to have similar events in the future if their is interest. Jamison said he has something to say to the person responsible. “I wish they would do the right thing for the survivors of this tragedy and own up to what happened,” Jamison said. “I don’t believe that is what is happening.” Shortly after his death last year the community held a candlelight vigil for the toddler in downtown Piqua at the city’s gazebo.

MVCTC students participate in Emergency Preparedness Education For the Troy Daily News Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Adult Education Nursing and Medical Assisting classes participated in the Emergency Preparedness Education West Central Ohio Region Exercise on Nov. 9. The students were the victims of the exercise, "Field of Screams." Fourhundred and thirty-nine volunteers were organized and treated at 15 Dayton area hospitals. Miami Valley Career Technology Center students were at Grandview Medical Center, Huber Heights Medical Center and Miami Valley

CLAYTON South. 17 Medical The Assistant students who participated enjoyed the moulage process, realistic blood and injuries were added to their bodies. Emergency Preparedness is part of the Medical Assistant curriculum. MVCTC students discovered first-hand how a disaster victim is treated, released or transported to the morgue. The MVCTC Medical Assisting students that participated in the event included: Ashley Brown, Mehgan Melissa Copenhaven,

Decker, Meghan Elliott, Alysha Everman, Lauren Hardin, Kristen Marshal, Haley Minor, Melissa Mittlestadt, Lori Reynolds, Lynn Rice, Derek Schmitz, Erica Stone, Alex Sullivan, Kelly Triftshouser, Morgan Tyree and Jayna Young. Miami Valley Career Technology Center instructor Susan Steck said of the event, “The knowledge gained at this event was unmeasureable. We appreciated the learning opportunity. The students represented the MVCTC is a very professional manner.” For more information on MVCTC Adult Education nursing programs, please visit

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JAN. 23 • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. Lindsay Woodruff, outreach coordinator of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley will speak about her work and the program in Miami County. For more information, contact Donn Craig, vice president, at (937) 4181888.


Thirteen months after the suspicious death of a 15-month-old Piqua child a Miami County grand jury recently did not return any indictments associated with the homicide of Mason Donaldson. And now the Piqua Police Department is holding a Community Debriefing regarding the case at the Piqua Police Department, 100 N. Wayne St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., on Friday to provide information to the public about the “facts contributing to the failure of justice in the death” of the child. Medics responded to the child’s home, 1103 Van Way, on Oct. 21, 2011, and transported the toddler to Upper Valley Medical Center and was later airlifted to Children’s Medical Center in Dayton. He died Nov. 7, 2011, after a prolonged hospital stay related to head trauma that was caused by “injuries inflicted upon him by another person” and his death was ruled a homicide. “In the end we are all extremely disappointed because justice was not served,”

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• 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. • COUNTRY FRIED STEAK: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, will offer chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and a side from 6-7:30 p.m. for $7. • CHICKEN AND NOODLES: The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 3449 LeFevre Road, Troy, will offer chicken and noodles from 5:30-8 p.m. for $7. Meals also will include mashed potatoes, corn and dessert. • BLOOD DRIVE: 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 gray. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388-GIVE. Make an appointment at • END OF THE WORLD PARTY: The Tipp City American Legion Post No. 586, 377 N 3rd St, Tipp City will host a “PARTY LIKE THERE’S NO TO-MAYAN!!!!.” Join us for a “Survive the End of the World Party” from 6 p.m. until the end of the world or closing time, whichever comes first. There will be food, tacos, burritos and Mexican style snacks, music, games and prizes. Please bring a snack to share and one canned good for charity. The cost is $6 per person. The public is welcome.

MEETING CHANGED: The Elizabeth Township Trustees have rescheduled the Jan. 2 organizational and regular meeting to Jan. 7 at the township building with the organizational meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m., and the regular meeting following at 7 p.m.




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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal on the fiscal cliff: The recent employment report from the Labor Department reinforced the importance of Congress and the White House managing well the looming collection of budget challenges, known as the “fiscal cliff.” President Obama indicated that the matter could be resolved rather quickly. He is right in theory. The trick will be setting the priorities in a sound order…. Today, there are 4 million fewer jobs than when the recession began in late 2007. Two-fifths of the unemployed have been seeking work for 27 weeks or longer. The previous high for this figure during the past 60 years was 26 percent in June 1983…. All of this points, again, to the type of recession the country suffered, one featuring the collapse of a financial bubble. These downturns almost always involve a long, slow recovery, as people repair their finances and seek to restore their assets. For Congress and the White House, the first priority must be to do no harm to the fragile recovery. The Congressional Budget Office has warned that a failure to ease the approaching tax increases and spending reductions would likely the As I send the economy into another recession…. See It The country doesn’t face something as dramatic ■ The Troy as a steep cliff at the end of the month. The impact Daily News would be gradual, allowing room for negotiation into welcomes the new year. Yet the psychology is crucial, columns from Washington taking command, more or less. our readers. To Los Angeles Times on submit an “As I U.S. Senate filibuster reform: See It” send Nothing exposes partisan hypocrisy quite like the your type-writfilibuster, that irksome parliamentary rule that ten column to: allows a minority of U.S. senators to block legisla■ “As I See It” tion, judicial appointments and other business by c/o Troy Daily requiring a 60-vote majority to proceed to a vote. News, 224 S. Almost invariably, the party in power considers the Market St., Troy, OH 45373 filibuster to be an enemy of progress that must be squashed, while the minority fights to preserve it at ■ You can also e-mail us at all cost. That the same players often find themselves editorial@tdnpu arguing from opposite sides depending on whether they control the Senate or are in the minority hardly ■ Please seems to trouble most lawmakers. include your full So comes now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid name and tele(D-Nev.) with a campaign to alter the filibuster rule phone number. using the so-called nuclear option, which if invoked on the opening day of the new legislative session would allow senators to change the rules by majority vote. Republicans are appalled that he would consider such a ploy, even though they floated the same proposal when they held the majority in 2005. Back then, reform was blocked when a Gang of 14 senators led negotiations that kept the filibuster largely intact, and top Senate Republicans are reportedly reaching out to their Democratic counterparts in an effort to repeat that “success.” We hope they fail. For the record, we were rooting for the Republicans to go nuclear in 2005, and we feel the same way with Democrats in control. This is not a venerable rule created by the Founding Fathers to protect against the tyranny of the majority, but a procedural nicety that has been altered many times throughout history. In its current incarnation, it goes much too far and has produced gridlock in Congress. … Even many Democrats realize that someday they’ll be in the minority, and fret that a future Republican-dominated chamber will use Reid’s precedent to put even stricter limits on filibusters. But that’s no reason not to approve Reid’s proposal. If some future Senate majority wants to go thermonuclear, that’s a debate for another day.


Help protect our children To the Editor: Now and again there occurs a horrific event that words are inadequate to fully measure its effect on all involved! Such is the senseless slaughter of six adults and 20 young children in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14. What words can capture the loss, pain, grief, fear, confusion, helplessness and hopelessness, frustration and anger? What additional words can define the love, the compassion and outpouring of support, the caring of thousands from near and far? We grieve, and rightly so, over 26 persons who lost their lives in a senseless rampage! And in our heightened emotional state, we might be ready to consider other children who have died and are dying at this very moment. Combat in Syria is responsible for hundreds, even thou-

sands, of children being killed or wounded. Each child has a name. Each child has persons mourning their loss — moms and dads, just as in Newtown. Relief agencies report other children dying in local wars, through malnutrition and starvation, and from land mines left from previous wars. Many voices are asking what can be done to make our schools safer. And a broader question — what action can be taken locally, nationally and internationally to end this unbearable loss of children (and adults)? Surely nations and persons — who can fly to the moon, invent all the technology burying us, create computers, bombs and drones — can marshal their brain power to keep little kids alive. There is a huge power bloc that hasn’t been organized, which if it were, no politician, government or evil force could stand against it. Not Black Power, or White Power or even Gray Power — it’s PARENT

POWER!! How formidable would be all the parents of the world working together for a “Sane, Safe Supportive World for All Children”? What an unstoppable moral, economic, political force working for the good and safety of all children. How such an organization would begin is anyone’s guess. Will you pray that someone is going to get excited over this idea? (It’s true! Nothing good ever happened until someone got excited!) This might all sound like some cock-eyed dream, but dreams can become reality. Consider Martin Luther King, Jr., “WHO HAD A DREAM.” Can we turn the dream of a “Sane, Safe, Supportive World for All Children” into a reality? How much can one person accomplish? How much did the One whose birth we celebrate change the world? — Rev. Allen H. Marheine Troy


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Christmas shopping not worth the pain Christmas is a sort of trying year for parents. The older Evan gets, the more I feel like I have to “feed the beast” of Christmas. This year was no exception. It was the first time I had ever attempted a “Black Friday” — at a Wal-Mart nonetheless. Neither Jani or I had ever participated in a Black Friday shopping day and so we decided to tackle our first try together. And of course we had to go to the Big Box Store of all Big Box Stores to test our new shopping legs. There wasn’t a cart to be found and the place was packed at 8 a.m. I even had to park in a nearby store since the parking lot was full. We were the people that sort of came to watch the show. We didn’t have a plan mapped out. Heck, we didn’t really have much we were looking for in terms of “deals.” Black Friday fanatics hate people like us. While Jani had the hard time of deciding whether to buy all three of her darling children e-readers, I browsed around and watched the community scoop up steals like 400-count Egyptian cotton sheets

Melanie Yingst Troy Daily News Columnist for pennies on the dollar. This place was wall to wall people and they were fighting over Big Wheels. This was better than a UFC fight on pay-per-view. Jani and I made a few purchases solely on escaping the crowd and to basically gather our wits. This is why people have plans. Heck we even studied the store map and guide to where all the lighting deals would occur in each of the aisles. Because nothing says I put a lot of thought in to your Christmas gift like rummaging through $2 DVDs and $5 video games in the frozen meat section. Right? When we returned from the first initial shock we recovered a

cart from the parking lot. Folks, I could have made hundreds of dollars in cart corralling alone that evening. People would have given their first born for a cart on Black Friday. Don’t think I won’t think about this next year. Jani found the magic balloon where the e-readers were to be unveiled. I watched the cart and saved her spot in line while she went out to the store to find other items like games and pajamas. This was a team effort. She returned with a few things, and we settled in to keep ourselves entertained while waiting the 10th hour for her sought-after gift to arrive. There was a lady who stood in the very same line since 6 p.m. Not kidding. Wow do people take this seriously. I of course talked to random strangers and saw a few people I knew. I got a little antsy and decided I would go check out the rest of the mayhem. You know, because I really wasn’t in the market for anything. Until I saw the line for an iPad2. I couldn’t believe there weren’t a million people in line next to the

frozen breakfasts for an iPad2. I’m sure if I hadn’t been playing Fruit Ninja all day on my twin sister’s magical tablet, I probably wouldn’t have given it a second thought. So I quickly ditched my best friend in the name of the latest technology. Thankfully, she forgives easily in the name of a great bargain. I chit chatted with others in line and I learned one thing about this Black Friday deal. Bring something with you to drink. Just take my word. Jani was excited to get her kids their e-readers, and I still to this day am wondering what I’m going to do with this iPad2 thingy. I just paid $325 (with the gift card factored in that was offered that day) to throw angry birds at stupid pigs and to slice up fruit with the swipe of my finger. But hey, I got a great deal right? “Twin” Melanie Yingst appears on Fridays in the Troy Daily News. Often the best gifts are the ones that aren’t under the tree. Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

House GOP delays ‘Plan B’ vote


WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly scrapped a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a yearend “fiscal cliff” that threatens to send the economy into recession. The legislation “did not have sufficient support from our members to pass,” Speaker John Boehner conceded in a brief statement. At the same time he challenged President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to work on legislation to avoid across-theboard tax increases and deep spending cuts due to take effect in less than two weeks. “The Senate must now act,” said the Ohio Republican, who has noted recently that he has taken risks in supporting higher tax revenues during several weeks of fruitless negotiations on the fiscal cliff. In a statement released a short while later, the White House said the president’s “main priority is to ensure that taxes don’t go up on 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses in just a few short days. The president will work with Congress to get this done and we are hopeful that we will be able to find a bipartisan solution quickly that protects the middle class and our economy.” Reid’s office sounded a more combative note. “The only way to avoid the cliff altogether is for Speaker Boehner to return to negotiations and work with President Obama and the Senate to forge a bipartisan deal,” spokesman Adam Jentleson said. Earlier, emerging from a hurriedly-called evening meeting of House Republicans, Ohio Rep. Steve LaTourette said Boehner had told lawmakers he’s “going to call the president and he’s going to go down and talk to him and maybe they can hammer something out.” The turn of events marked a major personal defeat for Boehner and yet another indication of the power of tea party-backed lawmakers who helped Republicans gain a majority

COVINGTON — Dennis Jack “Denny” Willoughby, 69, of Covington, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at home. He was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Sidney, to the late Jack Willoughby and Rebecca Lucille (Clayton) Miller. He served in the U.S. Navy, and retired from BF Goodrich in Troy, where he worked as a CNC machine operator for 40 years. He was a member of the Covington Eagles, Aerie No. 3998; a lifetime member of the American Legion, AB Cole, Post No. 80, Covington; and a member of the Bradford Church of the Brethren. Dennis was very involved in Covington sports, coaching Little Buccs Football, Little League baseball, girls softball and a women’s church softball league. He helped paint the football field, and also was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed golfing. He was preceded in death by his father; mother; step-father, Boyd Miller; and a brother, Jack Willoughby Jr.. Dennis is survived by his wife of 46 years, Pamelia L. “Pam” (Riley)


Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, gestures to show how close he says the Speaker and the President are to a deal on the fiscal cliff, during a news conference Thursday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. in the 2010 elections. One first-termer, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, said the developments were “a victory for Republican princiThe Kansas ples.” Republican is one of three lawmakers recently stripped of favored committee assignments for bucking the leadership. The legislation was crafted to prevent tax increases set to kick in on Jan. 1, 2013, on tens of millions of Americans. But another provision that would have let rates rise for those at the upper income range a violation of longstanding Republican orthodoxy triggered the opposition of anti-tax lawmakers inside the party. The abrupt turn of events left precious little time for divided government to prevent across-theboard tax increases and deep spending cuts from taking effect with the new year. Economists say the combination threatened a return to recession for an economy that has been recovering slowly from the last one. The House will not meet again until after Christmas, if then, and the Senate is expected to meet briefly on Friday, then not reconvene until next Thursday. In his written statement, Boehner said the House has previously passed legislation to prevent all the tax increases from taking effect, and noted that earlier in the evening it had approved a measure to replace across-the-board

“The real issue here, as we all know, is spending.You go through all these discussions, I don’t think the White House has gotten serious about the big spending problem the country faces.” — House Speaker John Boehner, speaking earlier Thursday.

spending cuts with “responsible” reductions. Hours earlier, Boehner said Thursday night’s legislation he’d dubbed it Plan B marked a move to “protect as many American families and small businesses as possible from the tax hikes that are already scheduled to occur” with the new year. Referring to one of the core themes of Obama’s reelection campaign, he said the president has called for legislation to protect 98 percent of the American people from a tax hike. “Well, today we’re going to do better than that,” he said of the measure that raises total taxes by slightly more than $300 billion over a decade. “Our bill would protect 99.81 percent of the American people from an increase in taxes.” Democrats said that by keeping tax rates unchanged below $1 million Obama wants the level to be $400,000 Republicans had turned the bill into a tax break for the wealthy. They also accused Republicans of crafting their measure to impose a tax increase on 11 million middle class families. “This is a ploy, not a plan,” said Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich. He accused Republicans of being “deeply cynical,” saying the legislation would scale back some education and child tax credits. A companion bill on the evening’s House agenda, meant to build GOP support for the tax bill, called for elimination of an estimated $97 billion in cuts to the Pentagon and certain domestic programs over a decade. It cleared the House on a partisan vote of 215209 and is an updated version of legislation that passed a little more than six months ago. Those cuts would be replaced with savings totaling $314 billion, achieved through increases in the amount federal employees contribute toward their pensions and through cuts in social programs such as food stamps and the health

care law that Obama signed earlier in his term. Ironically, the votes were set in motion earlier in the week, after Boehner and Obama had significantly narrowed their differences on a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. Republican officials said that members of the GOP leadership had balked at the terms that were emerging. Democrats said Boehner’s abrupt decision to shift to his Plan B legislation drafted unilaterally by Republicans reflected a calculation that he lacked support from his own rank and file to win the votes needed for the type of agreement he was negotiating with the president. Asked at a news conference a few hours before the scheduled vote if that were so, Boehner avoided a direct answer. “Listen, the president knows that I’ve been able to keep my word on every agreement we’ve ever made,” he said. At the same time, Boehner hinted broadly that however Democrats end up responding to the legislation he placed before the House, it will not be the end of the attempt to keep the economy from reaching the fiscal cliff. “Our country faces serious challenges. The president and I in our respective roles have a responsibility to work together to get them resolved. I expect that we’ll continue to work together.” Obama made it clear on Wednesday that he, too, is prepared for further negotiations, and numerous officials in both parties in the Senate predicted that might happen quickly after the votes in the House. The tax bill would prevent scheduled increases from taking effect on Jan. 1 on all income under $1 million. Above that, the current rate of 35 percent would rise to 39.6 percent, the level in effect more than a decade ago when thenPresident George W. Bush signed tax cuts into law that now are expiring.

Russia acknowledges that Syrian leader may fall BEIRUT (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin distanced himself further than ever from Syria’s embattled leader on Thursday, suggesting that Bashar Assad’s regime is growing weaker while warning that his decline could exacerbate the country’s crisis. Putin insisted, however, that Russia’s position on the conflict has not changed and that only a negotiated agreement could “prevent a breakup of the country and an endless civil war.” Other Russian officials have made similar statements recently, although Putin’s carry much more weight, suggesting that resignation to the idea that Assad could fall extends to the Kremlin’s top reaches. Last week, Russia’s top envoy for Syria was quoted as saying Assad’s forces were losing control of the country. Although the Foreign Ministry backpedaled on the statement, analysts have suggested for months that

Russia’s leaders recognize that Assad may fall. Russia has stood staunchly by Assad throughout the 21-month conflict, providing his forces with weapons and, along with China, protecting his government from censure by the U.N. Security Council for its violent crackdown on the opposition. His latest comments, however, suggested that Russia realizes Assad’s days could be numbered. “We are not preoccupied that much with the fate of the Assad regime,” Putin told reporters during his annual, hours-long press conference in Moscow. “We realize what’s going on there and that the family has been in power for 40 years. Undoubtedly, there is a call for changes.” But Putin said the erosion of Assad’s regime might extend the war, not end it. “We are worried about another thing: What happens next,” he said. “We don’t want to see the oppo-

sition come to power and start fighting the government … so that it goes on forever.” He said Russia does not seek “to keep Assad and his regime in power at any cost,” but to foster an agreement among Syrians that “will ensure their safety and their participation in governing the country.” World powers have tried numerous times to push for a political solution in Syria, but neither side has showed any interest in negotiations, both thinking they can win militarily. The Russian comments came as rebels seeking to drive Assad from power are making gains throughout the country, storming military bases in the north and expanding their control in a string of towns near the capital Damascus, Assad’s seat of power. While few expect the 21month conflict to end soon, analysts say the balance appears to be tipping in favor of the rebels, however slowly.

Also Thursday, days of intense clashes in a Palestinian refugee community in south Damascus subsided and hundreds residents who had fled returned to their homes after Palestinian leaders negotiated the rebels’ exit from the neighborhood. About one third of Syria’s half-million Palestinians live in the Yarmouk district, and more than 100,000 of them fled the area as rebel forces pushed in and clashed with government troops, activists and U.N. officials said.


TROY — Marilyn K. (Battson) Collins, 63, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born Feb. 3, 1949, in Troy. She was preceded in death by her parents Donald Eugene and Onda Maxine (Class) Battson, sister Barbara Battson. She is survived by her loving family — sisters and brothers-in-law Judy and Paul Butts of Tipp City, Nancy and Tom Zeigler of Troy, Sue and John Penrod of Sedalia, Mo., Linda and Tildon Ishmael of West Chester, Ohio, and Mary Knisley of Troy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Carol Battson of Tipp City, and Roger and Diane Battson of Tipp City; 18 nieces and nephews; 21

great-nieces and nephews; and lifelong friend Kathy Gibson of Orlando, Fla. Marilyn was a 1967 graduate of Troy High School, a former 4-H adviser, formerly employed at Hobart Corporation, Hobart Brothers and Springhill Nurseries for many years, and enjoyed genealogy, reading and watching T.V. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. If so desired, contributions may be made to the Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373. Memorial services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

DOROTHY M. LEWIS TROY — Dorothy M. Lewis, 88, of Troy, Ohio, passed away at 11:14 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 4, 1924, in Tipp City, Ohio, to the late Chance and Bertha (Cozatt) Hines. She married Earl Lewis in 1945, and he preceded her in death in 1996. She is survived by her two sons LEWIS and daughters-inlaw, Michael and Joyce Lewis of Troy and David and Tina Lewis of Kettering, Ohio; one brother, Jack Hines of Sidney, Ohio; six grandchildren, Cynthia and Chris Wolfe, Scott Lewis, Joshua Kemp, Josh Auvil, Jennifer and Beau Jay, and Christopher Lewis; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by one brother, Franklin Hines; one sister, Agnes Payne; and one granddaughter, Melissa. Mrs. Lewis had been a resident of Troy for more than 60 years and was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Troy, Troy VFW Auxiliary, and

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Friday, December 21, 2012


Is today the end ... or the beginning?

A Mayan priest prays during a ceremony at the Iximche archeological site in preparation for the Oxlajuj B'aktun in Tecpan, Guatemala, Thursday. The Oxlajuj B'aktun is today, marking a new period in the Mayan calendar, an event only comparable in recent times with the new millennium in 2000. can.” The summit is the kind of place where you can see people wearing T-shirts that read “Shiva Rules,” or get your aura photographed with “chi” light. In the exhibition hall you can chose from a number of crystal vendors and faith healers. You can learn the art of healing drumming with a Mexican Otomi Indian master who calls himself Dabadi Thaayroyadi. He said that his slender, plate-sized hand-held, drums are made with prayers embedded into them and emit “an intelligent energy” that can heal emotional, physical and social ailments. During the opening ceremony participants held up their arms and chanted mantras to the blazing Yucatan sun, which quickly burned the fair-skinned crowd. Violeta Simarro, a secretary from Perpignan, France, took shelter under a nearby awning and noted that the new age won’t necessarily be all peaches and cream. “It will be a little difficult at first, because the world will need a complete ‘nettoy-

age’ (cleaning), because there are so many bad things,” she said. Not all seers endorse the celebration. Mexico’s self-styled “brujo mayor,” or chief soothsayer, Antonio Vazquez Alba, warned followers to stay away from all gatherings on Dec. 21, saying, “We have to beware of mass psychosis” that could lead to stampedes or “mass suicides, of the kind we’ve seen before.” “If you get 1,000 people in one spot and somebody yells ‘fire,’ watch out,” Vazquez Alba said. “The best thing is to stay at home, at work, in school, and at some point do a relaxation exercise.” Others see the summit as a sort of model for the coming age. Participants from Asian, North American, South American and European shamanistic traditions amiably mingled with the Mexican hosts. “This is the beginning of a change in priorities and perceptions. We are all one,” said Esther Romo, a Mexico City businesswoman who works in art promotion and galleries. “No limits, no boundaries, no nationalities, just fusion.”

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Still, organizers of Yucatan’s broader Mayan Culture Festival saw the need to answer some of the now-debunked idea that the Mayas, who invented an amazingly accurate calendar almost 2,000 years ago, had somehow predicted the end of the world. The Mayas measured time in 394-year periods known as baktuns. The 13th baktun ends around Dec. 21, and 13 is considered a sacred number for the Maya. But archaeologists have uncovered Mayan glyphs that refer to dates far, far in the future, long beyond Dec. 21. Yucatan Gov. Rolando Zapata, whose state is home to Mexico’s largest Maya population and has benefited from a boom in tourism said he too felt the good vibes. “We believe that the beginning of a new baktun means the beginning of a new era, and we’re receiving it with great optimism,” Zapata said. He confirmed that large numbers of tourists and spiritualists are expected for Friday’s once-in 5,125-year event. “We have information that all the flights to city are completely full,” Zapata said. The Yucatan state government invited in a scientist to talk about the work of Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, to debunk the idea it could produce worldending rogue particles, a concept popularized by author Steve Alten in his recent book “Phobos, Mayan Fear.” Alten suggests the rogue particles “tiny black holes” could unleash earthquakes that might cause a huge tsunami, but acknowledges that linking such events to Dec. 21 “is author’s license.” “It’s science fiction theory, I’m a science fiction writer,” he said. Even as the clock ticks down on the latest doomsday rumor, the European Organization for Nuclear Research has listed a number of odd subatomic phenomena “magnetic monopoles,” ”Vacuum bubbles” and “strangelets” that could play a role in the next apocalypse scare. All of it had Mexico City tourist Deyanira de Alvarez amused as she snapped a photo of the countdown clock mounted in the Merida international airport showing just over two days left to “the galactic alignment.”


MERIDA, Mexico (AP) — The celebration of the cosmic dawn began with a fumbling of the sacred fire meant to honor Friday’s end of the Mayan long count calendar. Gabriel Lemus, the white-haired guardian of the flame, burned his finger on the kindling and later had to scoop up a burning log that was knocked out of the ceremonial brazier onto the wooden stage. Still, the white-clad Lemus, like about 1,000 other shamans, seers, stargazers, crystal enthusiasts, yogis, sufis and swamis in a Merida convention center about an hour and a half from the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, was convinced that it was a good start to the coming “New Era” supposed to begin around 5 a.m. on Friday. “It is a cosmic dawn,” said Lemus. “We will recover the ability to communicate telepathically and levitate objects … like our ancestors did.” Celebrants later held their arms in the air to the Thursday morning sun. “The galactic bridge has been established,” announced spiritual leader Alberto Arribalzaga, who led the ceremony. “At this moment, spirals of light are entering the center of your head … Generating powerful vortexes that cover the planet.” While end of the Mayan calendar cycle has prompted a wave of doomsday speculation across the globe, few here in the Mayan heartland believe the world will end on Friday; the summit is scheduled to run through Dec. 23. Instead, participants say, they are here to celebrate the birth of a new age. A Mexican Indian seer who calls himself Ac Tah, and who has traveled around Mexico erecting small pyramids he calls “neurological circuits,” said he holds high hopes for Dec. 21. “We are preparing ourselves to receive a huge magnetic field straight from the center of the galaxy,” he said. Terry Kvasnik, 32, a stunt man and acrobat from Manchester, England, said it’s the beginning of a new era, and his motto for the day is “Be in love, don’t be in fear.” While he didn’t know exactly which ceremony he’ll attend on Friday, he guaranteed with a smile, “I’m going to be in the happiest place I

DOOMSDAY DESTINATIONS By the Associated Press Though the Mayans never really predicted that the world would end on Friday, some New Agers are convinced that humanity’s demise is indeed imminent. Or at least that it’s a good excuse for a party. Believers are being drawn to spots where they think their chances of survival will be better, and accompanying them are the curious, the party-lovers and people wanting to make some money. Here are some of the world’s key doomsday destinations and other places marked by fear and fascination. MEXICO About 1,000 selfdescribed shamans, seers, stargazers, crystal enthusiasts, yogis, sufis and swamis are gathering in a convention center in the city of Merida on the Yucatan peninsula about an hour and a half from the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, convinced that it was a good start to the coming “New Era” supposed to begin around 5:00 a.m. local time Friday. These are not people who believe the world will end on Friday: the summit is scheduled to run through Dec. 23. Instead, participants say, they want to celebrate the birth of a new age. Meanwhile, Mexico’s selfstyled “brujo mayor,” or chief soothsayer, Antonio Vazquez Alba, who warned followers to stay away from all gatherings on Dec. 21. “We have to beware of mass psychosis” that could lead to stampedes or “mass suicides, of the kind we’ve seen before,” he said. Star gazers are planning to welcome in the new era with a dawn ceremony Friday at Uxmal, the only major Mayan pyramid that has rounded edges. Others will spend the day at the more famous Chichen Itza archaeological site. Also, organizers of Yucatan’s broader Mayan Culture Festival saw the need to answer some of the nowdebunked idea that the Mayas, who invented an amazingly accurate calendar almost 2,000 years ago, had somehow predicted the end of the world. The Yucatan state government asked a scientist to talk about the work of Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland to debunk the idea it could produce worldending rogue particles. FRANCE According to one rumor, a rocky mountain in the French Pyrenees will be the sole place on earth to escape destruction. A giant UFO and aliens are said to be waiting under the mountain, ready to burst through and spirit those nearby to safety. But here is bad news for those seeking salvation: French gendarmes, some on horseback, are blocking outsiders from reaching the Bugarach peak and its village of some 200 people. One believer, Ludovic Broquet, a 30-year-old plumber, made his way to the mountain after a year of preparation, hoping to find a “gateway, the vortex that will open up here (at) the end of the world.” Local residents, instead, are skeptical and angry at having their peace disturbed. “What is going on here is the creation of an urban legend,” fumed resident Michele Pous, who blamed those who spread Internet rumors. “They created a media frenzy, they created a false event, they manipulated people.” RUSSIA For $1,500, a museum is offering salvation from the world’s end in former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s underground bunker in central Moscow with a 50 percent refund if nothing happens. The bunker, located 65 meters (210 feet) below ground, was designed to withstand a nuclear attack. Now home to a small museum, it has an independent electricity supply, water and food but no more room, because the museum has already sold out all 1,000 tickets. BRITAIN Hundreds of people have already converged on Stonehenge for an “End of the World” party that coincides with the Winter Solstice.

Arthur Uther Pendragon, Britain’s best-known druid, said he was anticipating a much larger crowd than usual at Stonehenge this year. But he doesn’t agree that the world is ending, noting that he and fellow druids believe that things happen in cycles. “We’re looking at it more as a new beginning than an end,” he said. “We’re looking at new hope.” Meanwhile, end-of-days parties will be held across London on Friday. One event billed as a “last supper club” is offering a three-course meal served inside of an “ark.” SERBIA Some Serbs are saying to forget that sacred mountain in the French Pyrenees. The place to go Friday will be Mount Rtanj, a pyramidshaped peak in Serbia already drawing cultists. A local legend has it that the mountain once swallowed an evil sorcerer who will be released on doomsday in a ball of fire that will hit the mountain top. The inside of the mountain will then open up, becoming a safe place to hide as the sorcerer goes on to destroy the rest of the world. In the meantime, some old coal mine shafts have been opened up as safe rooms for the dozens who have arrived already. “We got calls from as far away as Holland from people trying to seek shelter,” said Vlada Minic, a local villager. “They are asking to be as close as possible to the mountain.” TURKEY A small Turkish village known for its wines, Sirince, has also been touted as the only place after Bugarach that would escape the world’s end. But on Thursday there were more journalists and security officials present there than cultists to the great disappointment of local restaurateurs and souvenir shop owners. Nobody was quite sure where Sirince’s alleged powers to survive the Mayan doomsday come from, but the idyllic village in western Turkey is close to an area where the Virgin Mary is believed to have lived her final days, and some New Agers reportedly believe the region has a positive aura. For months, local business owners have been promoting the village and even produced wines with special labels to commemorate the event. ITALY Another spot said to be spared: Cisternino, in southern Italy, plans a big party Friday with hot-air balloons and music in the main piazza. “Nobody will want to sleep anyway as they await the end of the world,” Mayor Donato Baccaro was quoted as saying in the newspaper La Stampa on Wednesday. Though Baccaro goes on to say he doesn’t really believe the end is coming, hundreds have reportedly booked hotel rooms. CHINA A fringe Christian group has been spreading rumors about the world’s impending end, prompting Chinese authorities to detain more than 500 people this week and seize leaflets, video discs, books and other material. Those detained are reported to be members of the group Almighty God, also called Eastern Lightning, which preaches that Jesus has reappeared as a woman in central China. Authorities in the province of Qinghai say they are waging a “severe crackdown” on the group, accusing it of attacking the Communist Party and the government. U.S. For some, doomsday will be a chance for mockery. Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, producer and host of the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” program, is throwing a party in New Orleans on Friday where he will descend onstage in a mock spaceship. Tsoukalos is a leading proponent of the idea that ancient myths arose from visits by alien astronauts, an idea rejected by many mainstream researchers. Still, Tsoukalos scoffs at the idea that the world will come to an end Friday.




December 21, 2012


“Amour” — Michael Haneke takes a subject you don’t often see in movies and probably don’t even want to see the slow, steady deterioration of an elderly woman and handles it with great grace. The Austrian writer-director, who’s achieved a reputation for a certain mercilessness over the years through films like “Cache” and “Funny Games,” displays a surprising and consistent humanity here, and draws unadorned but lovely performances from his veteran stars, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. Haneke focuses on the intimate moments of their changing lives as the longtime married couple remains holed up in their comfortable Paris apartment, coping day to day, waiting for eventual death. It will surely strike a chord with anyone who’s watched a loved one slip away in this manner, whether it’s a parent or a spouse. But Haneke’s aesthetic can feel too stripped-down, too one-note in its dignified monotony. He will hold a shot, as we know, and once again he avoids the use of a score, so all that’s left to focus on is the insular, dreary stillness of quiet descent. Certainly minimalism is preferable to melodrama in telling this kind of story, but Haneke takes this approach to such an extreme that it’s often hard to maintain emotional engagement. PG-13 for mature thematic material including a disturbing act, and for brief language. In French with English subtitles. 125 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. — Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic “Django Unchained” — For his latest blood fest, Quentin Tarantino largely replays all of his other blood fests, specifically his last flick, “Inglourious Basterds.” In that 2009 tale of wickedly savage retribution, Allied Jewish soldiers get to rewrite World War II history by going on a killing spree of Nazis. In Tarantino’s new tale of wickedly savage retribution, a black man (Jamie Foxx) gets to rewrite Deep South history by becoming a bounty hunter on a killing spree of white slave owners and overseers just before the Civil War. Granted, there’s something gleefully satisfying in watching evil people get what they have coming. But the film is Tarantino at his most puerile and least inventive, the premise offering little more than cold, nasty revenge and barrels of squishing, squirting blood. The usual Tarantino genre mishmash a dab of blaxploitation here, a dollop of Spaghetti Western there is so familiar now that it’s tiresome, more so because the filmmaker continues to linger with chortling delight over every scene, letting conversations run on interminably and gunfights carry on to grotesque excess. Bodies bursting blood like exploding water balloons? Perversely fun the first five or six times, pretty dreary the 20th or 30th. Tarantino always gets good actors who deliver, though, and it’s the performances by Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson that make the film intermittently entertaining amid moments when the characters are either talking one another to death or just plain killing each other. R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity. 165 minutes. Two stars out of four. — David Germain, AP Movie Writer “The Impossible” — Based on the true story of a family swept away by the deadly tsunami that pummeled Southeast Asia in 2004, director Juan Antonio Bayona’s drama is about as subtle as a wall of water. The depiction of the natural disaster itself is visceral and horrifying impeccable from a production standpoint. And Naomi Watts gives a vivid, deeply committed performance as the wife and mother of three young boys who finds the strength to persevere despite desolation and debilitating injuries. But man, is this thing heavy-handed. Watts and Ewan McGregor play Maria and Henry, a happily married British couple spending Christmas at a luxury resort in Thailand with their three adorable sons. (The real-life family whose story inspired the film was Spanish; changing their ethnicity and casting famous people to play them seems like a rather transparent attempt to appeal to a larger audience.) During a quiet morning by the pool, the first massive wave comes ashore, scattering the family and thousands of strangers across the devastated landscape. “The Impossible” tracks their efforts to survive, reconnect, find medical care and get the hell out of town. The near-misses at an overcrowded hospital are just too agonizing to be true, and the uplifting score swells repeatedly in overpowering fashion to indicate how we should feel. Surely, the inherent drama of this story could have stood on its own two feet. PG-13 for intense, realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images, and brief nudity. 107 minutes. Two stars out of four. — Christy Lemire “Jack Reacher” — The idea of watching a movie in which a sniper methodically manufactures his own bullets, practices weekly at a gun range, then waits quietly in an empty parking garage before shooting five people dead may not sound like the most appealing form of entertainment during these tragic days. Nevertheless, it’s important to assess “Jack Reacher” on its own terms, for what it is and what it isn’t. Besides being caught in some unfortunate timing, it’s also clever, well-crafted and darkly humorous, and it features one of those effortless bad-ass performances from Tom Cruise that remind us that he is indeed a movie star, first and foremost. OK, so maybe Cruise doesn’t exactly resemble the Reacher of British novelist Lee Child’s books: a 6-foot-5, 250-pound, blond behemoth. If you haven’t read them, you probably won’t care. Even if you have read them, Christopher McQuarrie’s film the first he’s directed and written since 2000’s “The Way of the Gun” moves so fluidly and with such confidence, it’ll suck you in from the start. Jack Reacher is a former military investigator who’s become a bit of a mythic figure since he’s gone off the grid. When the deadly shooting occurs at the film’s start, authorities believe they’ve quickly found their man: a sniper who’s ex-Army himself. He reveals nothing during his interrogation but manages to scribble the words “Get Jack Reacher” on a notepad before winding up in a coma. But when Reacher arrives and reluctantly agrees to help the defense attorney (Rosamund Pike) investigate, he finds the case isn’t nearly as simple as it seems. PG-13 for violence, language and some drug material. 130 minutes. Three stars out of four. — Christy Lemire

Adele honored as the AP Entertainer of the Year NEW YORK (AP) — Though Adele didn’t have a new album or a worldwide tour in 2012, she’s still rolling. After a year of Grammy glory and James Bond soundtracking, Adele has been voted The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year. In 132 ballots submitted by members and subscribers of the AP, Adele easily outpaced other votegetters like Taylor Swift, “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James, the South Korean viral video star PSY and the cast of “Twilight.” Editors and broadcasters were asked to cast their ballot for the person who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2012. Adele’s year began in triumph at the Grammys, took a turn through recording the theme to the 007 film “Skyfall,” and ended with the birth of her son in October. The ubiquitous Adele was that rare thing in pop culture: an unqualified sensation, a megastar in a universe of niche hits. By the end of the year, her sophomore album, “21,” had passed 10 million copies sold in the U.S., only the 21st album in the Nielsen SoundScan era (begun in 1991) to achieve diamond status. Buoyed by hits like “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep” long after its release in early 2011, “21” was also the top-selling album on iTunes for the second year running. As David Panian, news editor for Michigan’s Daily Telegram, put it: “It just seemed like you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing one of her songs.” Women have had a lock on the annual Entertainer of the Year selection. Previous winners include


In this Feb. 12 file photo, Adele poses backstage with her six awards at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Adele won awards for best pop solo performance for “Someone Like You,” song of the year, record of the year, and best short form music video for “Rolling in the Deep,” and album of the year and best pop vocal album for “21.” Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Betty White and Tina Fey. Stephen Colbert is the lone male winner in the six-year history of voting. The Grammy Awards in February were essentially the de-facto crowning of the 24-year-old Adele, whose real name is Adele Adkins, as a pop queen. She won six awards, including album of the year. It was also a comeback of sorts for Adele, who performed for the first time since having vocal cord surgery, drawing a standing ovation from the Staples Center crowd. Accepting the album of the year award, a teary Adele exclaimed: “Mum, girl did good!” The emotional, sniffling singer endeared many viewers to her when she copped in her acceptance speech to having “a bit of snot.” “This record is inspired

by something that is really normal and everyone’s been through it: just a rubbish relationship,” said Adele. But her luck in love has since turned, thanks to her boyfriend Simon Konecki. In an interview with Vogue magazine, Adele said she was through with break-up records and done being “a bitter witch.” When Adele announced in June that she was having a baby with Konecki, her website promptly crashed under the heavy traffic. Their son was born in October. With such an avalanche of success and now a mother of a newborn son, Adele has understandably taken a step out of the spotlight. One notable exception was recording the opening credits theme song to “Skyfall.” The song was recorded with her “21” producer Paul Epworth at the Abbey Road

Studios in London with a 77-piece orchestra. Within hours, it zoomed to the top of digital charts. “There was an overwhelming embrace of Adele and her music,” said Joe Butkiewicz, executive editor of the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. “And that was never more evident to me than when I heard teenagers express their enthusiastic expectations for the new James Bond movie because Adele performed the theme song.” song recently The received a Golden Globe nomination. No Bond theme has ever won the best original song Oscar, but given Adele’s awards success thus far, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think she has a chance of changing that. The tune is among the 75 short-listed songs in the Academy Awards category.

The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney to host radio show NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Have you ever wanted to sit down and have a long conversation about music with The Black Keys? Well, that’s probably not going to happen. But SiriusXM is offering a glimpse into the duo’s world as Patrick Carney debuts a new radio show. The drummer of the Grammy Award winners will host “Serious Boredom,” a new free-form monthly show on the satellite radio provider’s SiriusXMU channel. “They asked me if I was interested in doing the show,” Carney said in a phone interview. “It never really crossed my mind, but I decided I wanted to do it, to give it a shot. I don’t have any format. I can play whatever I want. Being able to play stuff that’s interesting to Dan (Auerbach) and I and stuff I’m into at the moment. I think it’s a cool opportunity.”

Carney kicks off the show at 8 p.m. EST Thursday with music he was into in high school, a mix of standard indie rock leavened with Captain Beefheart. Carney hopes to have a theme for each show, airing at 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month beginning in January, that revolves around a label or a city. The 32-year-old Nashville resident wants to emulate the adventurousness of the college radio format without the long-windedness of its DJs. “I just try to talk as little as possible. That’s all. That’s the bottom line,” Carney said. “… I was just always so annoyed by the fact they could have played something cool. So, yeah, I try not to talk. If they want to hear that maybe they’d just listen to like Rush Limbaugh or something. Maybe there needs to be

a Rush Limbaugh-conservative indie rock radio show. Maybe that will be my next venture.” Before he expands his radio duties, though, the Keys have plenty to do in the coming months. Carney and singer-guitarist Auerbach will go into the studio next month to continue work on their next album. Carney says they’ll be joined toward the end of their recording sessions by producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, who has teamed with the duo on their biggest hits. And they plan to attend the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. The group is up for five Grammys, including album of the year for “El Camino.” Auerbach also is up for producer of the year. “We got a couple of nominations in 2010 and that was a big shock to be recognized by them and this year was even more surreal,” Carney said.


Photography winners announced TROY — Troy-Hayner Cultural Center announced the winners of the mini photography contest “Then and Now — How Do You See It?” The first place winner was Noel Bair, for the city building, Troy; second place was Terry Glass for the city hall, Tipp City; and third place was Cheryl Hopkins for Main Street, Tipp City. Funding for this exhibit and prizes was made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council with support by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Re-photography is the act of taking a photograph of the same site, previously photographed many years prior — a “then and

now” view. There were 12 images from the 1930s and 40s of specific locations throughout the Miami County area. The photographers revisited these locations and shot unique, and current visions of the spot. This contest took place during Hayner’s photography contest “Through Our Eyes 9” but was a separate small exhibit and a spinoff on the Ohio Humanities Council exhibit “Images of the Great Depression in Ohio: Documentary Portraits Revisited” that was on display at The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center this summer. The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is proudly supported by the citizens of the Troy City School District through a local tax levy and generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner. Hayner’s open hours

are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Hayner is closed on holidays. For more information, call (937) 339-0457 or visit Hayner’s website.

Band seeking senior-citizen musicians DAYTON — The University of Dayton New Horizons Band will be starting the spring term Jan. 17, with practices from 8:45-10 a.m. at Temple Beth Or in Kettering. Anyone 50 and older has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument or re-learn, for those who have been out of practice for years. Instruments include oboe, flute, clarinet, saxo-

phone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, bassoon and percussion. The jazz band is also seeking members and will meet from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Thursdays at Temple Beth Or in Kettering. For more information and to register, call the University of Dayton Special Programs and Continuing Education office at (937) 229-2347 or email director Linda Hartley at (937) 229-3232. 2350934



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Friday, December 21, 2012


Honestly, your friends are being insensitive Dear Annie: I'm 27 and have lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease. My condition is usually under control, and I live a normal life. The problem is, I'm very sensitive to perfume, air fresheners and cigarette smoke, and with my medications, I can't drink alcohol. A lot of my girlfriends throw candle parties and cosmetic parties or go out drinking, all of which involve things I react badly to. I typically decline these invitations, suggest something else or go along and stay silent so I won't be a wet blanket. At a recent cosmetic party, I stupidly allowed a friend to smear makeup on me after being goaded into it. Within seconds, my face and scalp were burning, and I jumped up and stuck my head under the faucet. Everybody laughed, except the hostess, who was "deeply offended." I haven't been invited to any parties since. It upsets me that my friends, who have known me since we were children, don't seem to care that the majority of their plans include activities that will make me physically ill. I have offered to host gettogethers at my home, but one of my friends told me my house "smells funny." When I ask friends, family or co-workers to lay off the perfume or air freshener, I hear, "You're the only one who complains." Even my sister douses herself in a perfume that gives me hives and then gets insulted that I don't want to hug her. How do I explain to my friends that their idea of fun literally makes me sick? I'm starting to feel very left out because of my disease. — Shouldn't Be Limited by Lupus Dear Not Limited: Your friends seem a bit immature, which makes them too focused on their own enjoyment and less sympathetic toward you. Do they know you have lupus? (Saying that you can't drink or are sensitive to cologne might seem optional to them.) When you can participate without too much risk, you should make the effort, but otherwise, we recommend you start looking for better friends. For additional assistance and support, try the Lupus Foundation of America ( Dear Annie: A co-worker and her husband are expecting a baby in late December and decided to throw themselves an elaborate baby shower. They have plenty of friends, relatives and colleagues who could have given them a shower. I have never heard of giving one for yourself. Isn't this rude? — Flummoxed in Florida Dear Florida: The idea of showers (bridal or baby) was for friends to help a new couple stock their home or prepare for the new child by voluntarily gifting them with things they would need. This sweet, helpful welcome has somehow morphed into the idea that people are entitled to demand gifts for every occasion. Throwing oneself a baby shower smacks of greed. It says, "I expect you to give me presents." However, it's possible that none of their friends offered to help and they thought it would be OK to do it themselves. Whether to attend is up to you. Dear Annie: "Old Enough" didn't want her parents to visit her in Europe during her son's spring break because he needed to study for his SATs. That letter took the cake. During the lifetime of one's parents, children should adjust their schedules to accommodate those who sacrificed so much for them. What a lame excuse about the son wanting to study for SAT and AP exams. There are plenty of places he can go to study without interruptions. — Parent Dear Parent: We disagree. Children should, of course, make accommodations for their parents whenever possible. But when Mom and Dad can visit at any time and deliberately choose to come on precisely those days that their daughter has asked them not to shows a lack of consideration and respect. Parents who want to maintain a healthy relationship with their children should not stomp all over them. 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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Practical Magic ('98) Nicole Kidman. To Be Announced (OXY) 4:

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The First Wives Club ('96) Goldie Hawn. (:50)

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

The Man Who Knew Too Little

The Philadelphia Experiment :20

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HOW TO PLAY: Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively. Find answers to today’s puzzle in tomorrow’s Troy Daily News. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION:


My garden is not for cats! What can I do? Dear Heloise: I need help with a very annoying problem. My frontentry garden has been used by a neighborhood CAT for his litter box. I have not been able to remove this odor. Do you have a solution for this problem? — Barbara, via email Barbara, here are a few things to help remove the odor. Take the top 1/2 inch of soil off and replace it, if you can. Then mix a solution of 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water, and spray directly on the soil. This will help neutralize the odor and hopefully will deter the cat. The important thing is to keep the cat from continuing to use your garden as its litter box. Throw citrus peels around the garden, or, if you can, place pine cones over the

Hints from Heloise Columnist soil. Cats will no longer have easy access, but you still will be able to water. — Heloise SEE-THROUGH STORAGE Dear Heloise: My family is quite large, and on birthdays and holidays, we always buy sheet cakes (large, rectangular one-layer cake — Heloise). The plastic boxes they come in

make good storage boxes. You can see what you have stored, and they stack well on shelves in closets. I also discovered that the clear plastic tops work well to cover food at barbecues. — Paula C., Bakersfield, Calif. TRAVEL HINT Dear Heloise: I am going on a trip in a few weeks with my 1-yearold. Do you have any hints for childproofing a hotel room? — Wanda in Virginia Wanda, traveling with a toddler can be stressful without having to worry about your hotel room! Here is some advice on childproofing while traveling: • Pack outlet plugs. They are small and don’t take up a

lot of space. • If there is a window or sliding door, make sure it locks securely. • Tie up loose cords, such as curtain pulls. Hair ties work well for this. • Unplug and store electrical appliances. Most hotels provide hair dryers and coffee makers. Store them out of reach when not in use. • Cover sharp edges with washcloths and tape. Remember, children are curious, and a hotel room is a new place to explore! Get down on their level to scope out any other potential hazards. Check with your hotel. Some now offer childproofing kits for use while there. — Heloise












HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a strong day for writers, editors, publishers and anyone in the field of higher education and the media. It will be easy to express yourself in a positive, uplifting way, because you have a way with words today. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be careful with financial matters, because you are definitely inclined go overboard today. You might overestimate something, or you might spend too much on something. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a very social day. You feel upbeat, friendly and eager to communicate with everyone. Enjoy your popularity. Everyone is glad to see your face. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You will appreciate your solitude in pleasant surroundings if you can swing this today. Do what you can to satisfy your need for reflection and meditation. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Enjoy your day! You’ll love parties, the theater, movies, sports and all social diversions. Romance will be upbeat, and playful times with children will be fun. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good day for real-estate opportunities. It’s also a great day to entertain at home or give a gift to a family member. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It’s easy to be charming and diplomatic with others. Enjoy conversations with siblings, neighbors and daily contacts. Great day for writers as well. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Business and commerce are favored today, although you might think something looks better than it is. Don’t go overboard. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your enthusiasm for everything is very strong today. Enjoy the company of others. You love schmoozing with everyone, because you’re happy to be alive! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Quiet moments with others will be a welcome relief from your daily busyness. Some of you will indulge in secret, clandestine love affair. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) What a popular day! Enjoy schmoozing with others. You’ll also enjoy all kinds of group activities — classes, clubs and organizations. People will encourage you to achieve your goals. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a good day to pitch your ideas to authority figures, because they see you in a positive way today. You make a great impression on others. (Some might strike up a flirtation with a boss.) YOU BORN TODAY You need goals to inspire you, and you prepare for these goals. You are conscientious, because you want to be ready for new developments and opportunities that come your way. You have a great sense of humor, although you often are modest and low-key. In the year ahead, you will work to build or construct something important to you. Your rewards soon will follow. Birthdate of: Vanessa Paradis, singer/actress; Giacomo Puccini, composer; Hector Elizondo, actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






Friday, December 21, 2012




Friday, December 21, 2012



Blowing snow High: 31°


Snow likely to continue Low: 25°


Partly sunny High: 33° Low: 20°


Partly cloudy High: 38° Low: 24°


Chance of rain and snow High: 38° Low: 28°

Partly cloudy High: 36° Low: 28°



Friday, December 21, 2012 forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures

Cleveland 37° | 32°

Toledo 36° | 32°

Sunrise Saturday 7:56 a.m. ........................... Sunset tonight 5:15 p.m. ........................... Moonrise today 1:01 p.m. ........................... Moonset today 1:41 a.m. ........................... New








Youngstown 37° | 34°

Mansfield 36° | 30°


31° 25° Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Dec. 28


ENVIRONMENT Today’s UV factor. 1

Fronts Cold

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




Very High


Air Quality Index Moderate


Pollen Summary

Albany,N.Y. Albuquerque Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Atlantic City Austin Baltimore Birmingham Bismarck Boise Boston Buffalo Burlington,Vt. Charleston,S.C. Charleston,W.Va. Charlotte,N.C. Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Columbia,S.C. Columbus,Ohio Concord,N.H. Dallas-Ft Worth Dayton Denver Des Moines Detroit




Peak group: No Pollen

Mold Summary 3,175




Top Mold: Undifferentiated Source: Regional Air Pollution Control Agency

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

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Cincinnati 34° | 28°

90s 100s 110s

Portsmouth 32° | 28°

Low: -26 at Kremmling, Colo.



Main Pollutant: Particulate



Yesterday’s Extremes: High: 90 at Brooks County, Texas



Columbus 34° | 30°

Dayton 34° | 32°

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

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................51 at 3:50 p.m. Low Yesterday..............................42 at 3:55 a.m. Normal High .....................................................37 Normal Low ......................................................23 Record High ........................................63 in 1895 Record Low........................................-12 in 1963

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m..............................0.76 Month to date ................................................2.67 Normal month to date ...................................1.99 Year to date .................................................31.49 Normal year to date ....................................39.92 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY • In 1910, 344 coal miners were killed in Britain’s Pretoria Pit Disaster. • In 1942, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Williams v. North Carolina, ruled 6-2 that all states had to recognize divorces granted in Nevada. • In 1945, Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of injuries from a car accident. • In 1948, the state of Eire, or Ireland, passed an act declaring itself a republic. • One year ago: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was selected the 2011 AP Male Athlete of the Year. Robert Griffin III

(AP) — Today is Friday, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 2012. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 6:12 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 21, 1937, Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated cartoon, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” had its world premiere in Los Angeles. On this date: • In 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass. • In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed a congressional act authorizing the Navy Medal of Honor.

was selected The Associated Press college football player of the year. • Today’s Birthdays: Talk show host Phil Donahue is 77. Actress Jane Fonda is 75. Actor Larry Bryggman is 74. Actor Josh Mostel is 66. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 64. Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg is 62. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Chris Evert is 58. Actress Jane Kaczmarek is 57. Actor-comedian Ray Romano is 55. Actor-comedian Andy Dick is 47. Actor Kiefer Sutherland is 46. Actress Julie Delpy is 43. Contemporary Christian singer Natalie Grant is 41. Actor Steven Yeun (TV: “The Walking Dead”) is 29.

Snow in Midwest leads to fatal 25-vehicle pileup DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The first widespread snowstorm of the season crawled across the Midwest on Thursday, with whiteout conditions stranding holiday travelers and sending drivers sliding over slick roads including into a fatal 25-vehicle pileup in Iowa. The storm, which dumped a foot of snow in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin, was part of a system that began in the Rockies earlier in the week before trekking into the Midwest. It was expected to move across the Great Lakes overnight before moving into Canada. The storm led airlines to cancel about 1,000 flights ahead of the Christmas hol-

iday relatively few compared to past big storms, though the number was climbing. On the southern edge of the system, tornadoes destroyed several homes in Arkansas and peeled the roofs from buildings, toppled trucks and blew down oak trees and limbs Alabama. In Iowa, drivers were blinded by blowing snow and didn’t see vehicles that had slowed or stopped on Interstate 35 about 60 miles north of Des Moines, state police said. A chain reaction of crashes involving semitrailers and passenger cars closed down a section of the highway. Officials said two people were killed and seven

injured. “It’s time to listen to warnings and get off the road,” said Iowa State Patrol Col. David Garrison. Thomas Shubert, a clerk at a store in Gretna near Omaha, Neb., said his brother drove him to work in his truck, but some of his neighbors weren’t so fortunate. “I saw some people in my neighborhood trying to get out. They made it a few feet, and that was about it,” Shubert said. Along with Thursday’s fatal accident in Iowa, the storm was blamed for traffic deaths in Nebraska, Kansas and Wisconsin. In southeastern Utah, a woman who tried to walk for help after her car became stuck in


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snow died Tuesday night. The heavy, wet snow made some unplowed streets in Des Moines nearly impossible to navigate in anything other than a fourwheel drive vehicle. Even streets that had been plowed were snow-packed and slippery. The storm made travel difficult from Kansas to Wisconsin, forcing road closures, including a 120-mile stretch of Interstate 35 from Ames, Iowa through Albert Lea, Minn. Sections of Interstate 80 in Nebraska and Interstate 29 in Missouri that had been closed were reopened Thursday afternoon. Iowa and Wisconsin activated National Guard troops to help rescue stranded driv-

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ers. Those who planned to fly before the Christmas holiday didn’t fare much better. Shanna Tinsley, 17, and Nicole Latimer, 20, were both headed to the Kansas City area to see their families for the holiday when their flight Thursday morning out of Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport was canceled. Neither cared about a white Christmas, and were hoping to get on another flight later in the day. “It would be cool I guess, but I’d rather be there than stuck without family with a white Christmas,” Latimer said. Added Tinsley, “Wisconsin is full of snow, you see it all the time.” In Chicago, commuters began Thursday with heavy fog and cold, driving rain, and forecasters said snow would hit by mid-afternoon. Airlines delayed and canceled hundreds of flights out of Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway international airports. Southwest Airlines canceled all of its flights at its Midway hub that were scheduled for after 4:30 p.m., and American Airlines said it was shutting down its O’Hare operations after 8 p.m. Airlines were waiving fees for customers impacted by the storm who wanted to change their flights. They were monitoring the storm throughout the night to determine if more cancellations would be necessary on Friday. The cancellations were getting a lot of attention because the storm came just a few days before Christmas. But Daniel Baker, CEO of flight tracking service called it “a relatively minor event in the overall scheme of things.” By comparison, airlines canceled more than 13,000 flights over a two-day period during a February 2011 snowstorm that hit the

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Midwest. And more than 20,000 flights were canceled during Superstorm Sandy. Before the storm, several cities in the Midwest had broken records for the number of consecutive days without measurable snow. In the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale, Kristin Isenhart, 38, said her three kids, ages 9, 5 and 3, were asking about going outside to play after school was canceled for the day. “They are thrilled that it snowed,” she said. “They’ve asked several times to go outside, and I might bundle them up and let them go.” As far as the region’s drought, meteorologists said the storm wouldn’t make much of a dent. It takes a foot or more of snow to equal an inch of water, said Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people lost power in Arkansas, Iowa and Nebraska as heavy snow and strong winds pulled down lines. Smaller outages were reported in Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana. “The roads have been so bad our crews have not been able to respond to them,” said Justin Foss, a spokesman for Alliant Energy, which had 13,000 customers without power in central Iowa. “We have giant four-wheel-drive trucks with chains on them, so when we can’t get there it’s pretty rough.” Tom Tretter and his wife, Pat, had been without power since Wednesday night, and temperatures Thursday were dropping. The retired seniors were shoveling their steep driveway Thursday afternoon and scraping ice off the walkway to their Des Moines home. “It’s getting cold in the house,” Tom Tretter said, leaning on his shovel in the driveway. “And I’m getting too old for this.”

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Wilson Memorial Hospital offers a comprehensive benefit package including, medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability insurance, vacation, holiday and personal days, tuition assistance, wellness program and 401(k). LABOR AND DELIVERY NURSE This is a part-time position (24 hours per week). Qualified candidates will have a minimum of two years experience in Med/Surg. Labor and Deliver experience strongly preferred. Current NRP, BLS, CPT Certification, or obtain Neonatal Resuscitation Certification within 60 days of hire. MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN Wilson Memorial Hospital is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time position on 2nd shift to perform routine or complex laboratory procedures. ASCP certification required. ASCP certification required. REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST This is a full-time position on night shift (7pm – 7am). Qualified candidates will have successfully completed a program in an AMA approved educational program for Respiratory Therapy Technicians and be certified or registered by the NBRC or be eligible. Must be licensed by the State of Ohio and have two years recent and relevant experience. Current BLS/ and ACLS certification required.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE Part-time Customer Service position available at the Troy Daily News/Piqua Daily Call Customer Call Center. Hours are for Weekends only from 8am-Noon on Saturday and Sunday on a rotating schedule. Looking for a multi-task oriented person for our busy Call Center. Interested candidates may fill out an application at the Troy Daily News Office at 224 S. Market St., Troy, OH from 8-5pm Monday through Friday. This is an ideal position for retirees. 2348540

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300 - Real Estate

280 Transportation

305 Apartment

TIPP CITY, Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath, AC, appliances included, W/D hookup, garbage disposal, dishwasher. $490 month, $450 deposit. No pets, Metro accepted, (937)902-9894.

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Smail Trucking LLC is looking OTR drivers for van freight. No touch. No HazMat, No NYC. 42¢ all miles. $1500 Sign-On-Bonus

★ Home weekends ★ ★ Health insurance ★ ★ Vacation pay ★ ★ Holiday Pay ★

305 Apartment 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

TROY, 2 bedroom townhouse, water and trash paid, all appliances, no pets, $525 plus deposit (937)845-8727

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TROY, 2 Bedroom Townhomes 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, $695



DODD RENTALS Tipp-Troy: 2 bedroom AC, appliances $500/$450 plus deposit No pets (937)667-4349 for appt.

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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, 2514 Inverness, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, $785 + deposit. (937)440-9325

320 Houses for Rent

WEST MILTON, w/d hookup, no smoking, no pets, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, ranch, $825. (937)608-6219.

330 Office Space RETAIL/ OFFICE Space available, Corner West Market/ Lincoln, ample parking, great location, call Dottie (937)335-5440

TROY, 1142 Lee Road, 3 bedrooms, garage. $750 month + deposit. Available 1/1, (937)552-9644.

WANTED farmground to rent/lease. Paying up to $250/acre. Call (937)603-3375 to schedule an appointment for a proposal on your farmground.

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TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 monthly. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821

320 Houses for Rent

EXECUTIVE HOME, 3 bedroom. Custom built ranch with basement, pool & clubhouse, upscale with all amenities, 1341 Paul Revere, Troy, $1700 monthly, (937)335-6690, FRESH & BRIGHT Piqua home with basement on double lot, quiet area, remodeled, roomy, washer/ dryer hook-up, $600 month + deposit. 2 bedroom, (937)750-9800.

PIQUA, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car garage, 421 Summit Street, $550 monthly, $250 deposit, (937)214-0431.

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SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-656 Mutual Federal Savings Bank vs. Robert L. Heidenreich, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 16, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Monroe, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: G14-001388 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 606, Page 034 Also known as: 3112-3114 Honeysuckle Drive, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Thirty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($135,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Michael A. Staudt, Attorney 12/21, 12/28-2012, 01/04/2013 2350082

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-489 Parktowne Owners Association vs. Cynthia A. Hillard, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 9, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Huber Heights, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: P48-000229 Also known as: 9619 Rose Petal Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Forty Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($147,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Thomas F. Schmitt, Attorney 12/14, 12/21, 12/28-2012 2348315

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-520 Branch Banking and Trust Company vs. Tanya M. Baldwin, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 16, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-037640 Also known as: 567 Maplewood Drive, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($85,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Joshua J. Epling, Attorney 12/21, 12/28-2012, 01/04/2013 2350086

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500 - Merchandise

525 Computer/Electric/Office

COMPUTER SET, Windows XP, loaded, CDROM, DSL Internet, USB. 90 day warranty on parts, $100. Ask about laptops. (937)339-2347.

592 Wanted to Buy

CASH, top dollar paid! Junk cars/ trucks, running/ non-running. I will pick up. (937)719-3088, (937)270-2649

WE PAY cash for your old toys, antiques, and collectibles! Star Wars, GI Joes, Magic the Gathering postcards, pre-1980's comics, much more, (937)606-0405.

545 Firewood/Fuel

800 - Transportation

FIREWOOD, split, seasoned, delivered (local) $145 cord, $75 half. (937)559-6623. Thank you & happy holidays.

805 Auto

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

HARDWOOD, Seasoned hardwood for sale. $125 a cord. Will deliver. (937)301-7237

SEASONED FIREWOOD $150 per cord. Stacking extra, $120 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available, (937)753-1047

560 Home Furnishings

BEDROOM SETS (2), foosball table, love seat, 1 wool rug 8x10, and more call for price and details (937)332-9176 SOFA & LOVESEAT, like new. Call in mornings or email, $650, (937)308-8687.

577 Miscellaneous

ARC WELDER, Sears 230 amp electric, new helmet, works good, $125 (937)552-7752

BERNINA sewing machine, good condition, make offer (937)251-9643

BICYCLE, New Womens Mongoose 24inch, 18 speed, make good Christmas present, Paid $135 and $23 for new seat, $75 firm, (937)606-2345

DOLLS, Cabbage Patch, Real Babies, Bratz, Barbies, My Size Barbie, doll furniture, Boyd and Care Bears, TY Buddies, animated Santa Claus and phones, movies, more, (937)339-4233

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT Ab circle, $150 (NEW!) and A-frame, $40. (937)497-1018

GOOD STUFF Cheap for Christmas, Lead Crystal Compote, plus and others; oil painting 32x27; new and used- mens Burberry coat, London Fog jacket, all weather, silk and cashmere scarves; womens cardigan and pullover pure wool sweaters, Lambskin short coat; Beautiful China 10 place settings plus; William Rogers silverware 12 place settings plus, Swiss blue Topaz AAA necklace 8.5 ct, earrings 2.5 ct. each, all items fraction of retail, details, pricing, appointment, cell (937)497-1929 evening or later LEATHER JACKET, Cleveland Browns, size XXL, $250. Serious inquiries only, (937)339-4608.

RIFLE, Winchester Model 94 SE, large loop lever, 30-30, 1987, never been fired, original box, saddle model. Barrels only 16". $600. (937)698-6362 SOFA BED, Serta, print, like new, Washer & Dryer, Homedic heated massager, used $75, (937)308-4986

Floral $350, $75, back twice,

STOVE TOP Frigidaire ceramic stove top, white $200. (937)698-6362

WANTED! Need money? I buy guns, gold and silver coins. Fair prices. (937)698-6362

WHEELCHAIR, Manual, supports up to 600 lbs. $350. (937)698-6362

583 Pets and Supplies

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES born November 7th. 1 male, 3 females. $100 each. (937)489-1866

LAB PUPPIES, 5 purebred black, vet checked, health papers, first shots, wormed, ready to go (937)670-0851

PUPPIES, Bishon Frise, Miniature Poodle, YorkiePoo, Morkie, males $275, (419)925-4339 WEIMARANER PUPPY AKC, 8 weeks old, vet checked, tails, nails and have been wormed. First shots, ready for good homes. (1) Blue, (2) Silvers, (3) females, Parents on premises. $600. (937)658-0045

YORKIE-POO PUPPIES. 1 female, 3 males. Small, non-shedding pups. Will be ready January 10th. Taking deposits now. $250, (419)582-4211.

805 Auto

1994 JEEP Wrangler, 4x4, nice, clean, mostly redone, low miles, great on gas, 4 cycle, 5 speed manual, $4500 OBO cash only, no trades (937)776-9789 (Piqua) 1996 HONDA ACCORD LX Manual transmission, 156,000 miles. $2950. Call (937)214-2373

2001 FORD Mustang, blue, 157,000 miles. V6, auto, well-loved and wellmaintained! Pony Package, power everything, TCS, cruise control. $3500. (937)903-4010

895 Vans/Minivans

1989 FORD VAN club wagon, good condition, new parts, runs good, $1600 OBO (937)552-7752 1993 HONDA Accord, 2 door beige sporty coupe, runs and shifts smoothly, automatic, $1500 (937)552-9986

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-159 Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Christine D. Spitler, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 3, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Newton (now Village of Pleasant Hill), in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: I26-006400 & I26-006406 Also known as: 700 North State Route 48, Pleasant Hill, Ohio 45359 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Forty Thousand and 00/100 ($140,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kriss D. Felty, Attorney 12/07, 12/14, 12/21-2012 2345771

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-149 HSBC Bank, USA, NA vs. Molly Emmel, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 3, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-037510 Prior Deed Reference: General Warranty Deed, Volume 764, Page 878 filed 09/09/2005 Also known as: 511 Ohio Avenue, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Thousand and 00/100 ($70,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Robert R. Hoose, Attorney 12/07, 12/14, 12/21-2012 2345775


On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., the Council of the City of Troy, Ohio, will hold a public hearing on the following proposed amendment to Section 1143.22 of the Zoning Code as follows:

Section 1143.22 (f)(18), add a new sub-section B, that reads as follows:

Temporary signs displayed as window signs under section 749.05 (i) of the codified ordinances are permitted and no certificate of appropriateness is required, provided, they are only displayed for a maximum of 28 days in a calendar year and shall not exceed in the aggregate four (4) square feet in size.

Section 1143.22 (f)(18), insert the words “All other” at the beginning of newly re-lettered sub-section C of (f)(18) so that C reads as follows:

All other Short-term or temporary signs, are permitted and no certificate of appropriateness is required, provided, they are only displayed for a maximum of seven consecutive days and only one such sign may be displayed.

Section 1143.22 (f)(18), current sub-sections C, D and E will be re-lettered D, E and F, but do not have proposed wording changes.

This hearing will be part of the Troy City Council meeting, and will take place in Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, Troy, Ohio. This amendment has been recommended by the Troy Planning Commission. Sue G. Knight Clerk of Council of the City of Troy, Ohio 2350507

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SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-495 Bank of America, NA vs. Steve W. Perrine, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 9, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Pleasant Hill, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: I26-005060 Also known as: 12 North Church Street, Pleasant Hill, Ohio 45359 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($49,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Colette S. Carr, Attorney 12/14, 12/21, 12/28-2012 2348296

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-491 U S Bank, NA vs. David Mers, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 9, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Concord, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: C06-081005 Also known as: 1590 Barnhart Road, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Forty Thousand and 00/100 ($140,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Colette S. Carr, Attorney 12/14, 12/21, 12/28-2012


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SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 04-558 National City Mortgage Company vs. Rocky A. Hornbeck, Jr., et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 9, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-010430 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 716, Page 903 recorded June 14, 2001 Also known as: 113 Miles Avenue, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($69,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Douglas A. Haessig, Attorney 12/14, 12/21, 12/28-2012 2348292

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-411 The City of Troy, Ohio vs. Brian W. Hammond, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 3, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-000890 Also known as: 109-109 ½ East Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Two Thousand and 00/100 ($62,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. James R. Livingston, Attorney 12/07, 12/14, 12/21-2012 2345652

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-562 PNC Bank, NA vs. Kenneth H. Brandt, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 3, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-055045 Also known as: 1045 Nutmeg Square North, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Ninety Eight Thousand and 00/100 ($98,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Canice J. Fogarty, Attorney 12/07, 12/14, 12/21-2012 2345646

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO Case No.: 12CV518 Judge: Christopher Gee

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Bank One, N.A. Plaintiff, -vs-

Mark E. Stemple, et al. Defendants.


Olga V. Dunina, whose last known address is 562 24th Street Niagra Falls, NY 14301 and the unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, executors, administrators, spouses and assigns and the unknown guardians of minor and/or incompetent heirs of Olga V. Dunina all of whose residences are unknown and cannot by reasonable diligence be ascertained, will take notice that on the 1st day of August, 2012, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Bank One, N.A. filed its Complaint in the Common Pleas Court of Miami County, Ohio in Case No. 12CV518, on the docket of the Court, and the object and demand for relief of which pleading is to foreclose the lien of plaintiff's mortgage recorded upon the following described real estate to wit:

Property Address: 10661 North Montgomery Co Line Road, Brookville, OH 45309 and being more particularly described in plaintiff's mortgage recorded in Mortgage Book 1415, page 402, of this County Recorder's Office.

All of the above named defendants are required to answer within twenty-eight (28) days after last publication, which shall be published once a week for three consecutive weeks, or they might be denied a hearing in this case. Tyler G. Shank, Trial Counsel Ohio Supreme Court Reg. #0088301 LERNER, SAMPSON & ROTHFUSS Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 5480 Cincinnati, OH 45201-5480 (513) 241-3100 12/21, 12/28-2012, 01/04/2013



In the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, Case No. 12 CV 578, Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio Banking Corporation, formerly known as Fifth Third Bank, Western Ohio v. Joyce Cain, Unknown Spouse of Joyce Cain, Ronald E. Cain, Unknown Spouse of Ronald E. Cain, Suzanne M. Haneline, Unknown Spouse of Suzanne M. Haneline and Miami County Treasurer, Defendants.

Unknown Spouse of Joyce Cain, whose last known address is c/o Koester Pavilion, 3232 North County Road 25A, Troy, OH 45373 and 992 Mystic Lane, Troy, OH 45373 and Unknown Spouse of Suzanne M. Haneline whose last known address is 992 Mystic Lane, Troy, OH 45373, and who cannot be served, will take notice that on August 31, 2012, Plaintiff, Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio Banking Corporation, formerly known as Fifth Third Bank, Western Ohio, filed a Complaint for Money, Foreclosure, and other Equitable Relief in the Miami County Court of Common Pleas, Miami County, Ohio, Case No. 12 CV 578, against Ronald E. Cain, Unknown Spouse of Ronald E. Cain, Suzanne M. Haneline, Unknown Spouse of Suzanne M. Haneline, Joyce Cain, Unknown Spouse of Joyce Cain, and Miami County Treasurer as Defendants, alleging that, on or about August 31, 2000, Joyce Cain, and Janet Louise Cain, now deceased, executed and delivered a Note, in writing, in the original amount of $38,000.00; that Joyce Cain and Janet Louise Cain, now deceased, are in default for all payments from January 25, 2012 until present; that on August 31, 2000, Joyce Cain and Janet Louis Cain, now deceased, executed and delivered a Mortgage to Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio Banking Corporation, formerly known as Fifth Third Bank, Western Ohio, in which said Defendants agreed, among other things, to pay the Note and to comply with all of the terms of the Mortgage hereinafter described, which said Mortgage was recorded on September 14, 2000, at Official Record Book 114, Page 659, Document No. 0294990, in the office of the Recorder of Miami County; that, further, the balance due on the Note is $38,856.44 with interest at the rate of 9.25% from August 6, 2012; that to secure the payment of the Note, Joyce Cain and Janet Louise Cain, now deceased, executed and delivered the Mortgage, as aforesaid, to Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio Banking Corporation, formerly known as Fifth Third Bank, Western Ohio, and thereby conveying, in fee simple, the following described premises: The following real estate situated in the County of Miami, in the State of Ohio, and in the City of Troy and bounded and described as follows:

Being inlot number two thousand four hundred ninety-nine (2499) in the City of Troy, OH. Said premises are conveyed subject to all restrictions, conditions and covenants of record and to all legal highways and easements of record. Being the same property conveyed by Warranty Deed from Robert L. Rudy and Grace A. Rudy, husband and wife to Joyce Cain and Janet Louse Cain, jointly, dated February 8, 1963, recorded February 16, 1963 in Book 395, Page 22 in the Miami County Recorders Office in Miami County, OH. Being the same property conveyed by General Warranty Deed with Reservation of Life Estates Deed from Joyce Cain and Janet Louise Cain, reserving a Life Estate to each grantor to Ronald E. Cain, Suzanne M. Haneline and Barbara M. Eastman dated March 22, 2006, recorded March 23, 2006 in Book 770, Page 380 in the Miami County Recorders Office in Miami County, OH. Being the same property conveyed by Quit Claim Deed from Barbara M. Eastman, unmarried, as an owner of a one-third interest in the remainder of the real property to Suzanne M. Haneline, unmarried, dated August 27, 2011, recorded September 22, 2011 in Book 216, Page 866 in Document Number 2011OR-11037 in the Miami County Recorders Office in Miami County, OH. Parcel Number: D08-025520 Property Address: 47 W. Ross Street, Troy, OH 45373 Prior Deed Reference: Book 770, Page 380

Commonly known as 47 W. Ross Street, Troy, OH 45373 and further alleging that the aforesaid Mortgage is a valid and subsisting first and best lien upon said premises after the lien of the Treasurer; that the Note is in default, whereby the conditions set forth in the Note and Mortgage have been broken, that the Mortgage has become absolute and that the Plaintiff is entitled, therefore, to have the Mortgage foreclosed, the premises sold, and the proceeds applied in payment of Plaintiffʼs claims; that the Defendants, Suzanne M. Haneline, Unknown Spouse of Suzanne M. Haneline, Joyce Cain, Unknown Spouse of Joyce Cain, and Miami County Treasurer, among others, may have or claim to have some interest in or lien upon said premises; that all of the Defendants are required to set forth any claim, lien or interest in or upon the premises that he, she, or it may have or claim to have or be forever barred therefrom; that the Plaintiff demands judgment against the Defendants, Joyce Cain and Janet Louise Cain, now deceased, in the amount of $38,856.44 with interest at the rate of 9.25% from August 6, 2012, together with its disbursements and advancements for taxes, insurance, and matter related to said premises and its costs herein expended; that the Plaintiffʼs Mortgage be declared to be a valid and subsisting first and best lien upon said premises after the lien of the Treasurer, if any; that its Mortgage be foreclosed; that all liens be marshalled; that the equity of redemption of all Defendants be forever cut off, barred, and foreclosed; that upon the sale of said premises the proceeds be paid to the Plaintiff to satisfy the amount of its existing lien and the interest, together with its disbursements, advancements, and costs herein expended; and for such other and further relief to which it may be entitled in equity or at law.

Defendants are further notified that they are required to answer the Complaint on or before January 24, 2013 which includes twenty-eight (28) days from the last publishing, or judgment may be rendered as prayed for therein. Christopher M. Hill & Associated, P.S.C. Christopher M. Hill Ohio Bar #74838 641 Teton Trail P.O. Box 817 Frankfort, KY 40602 PH: 502-226-6100 FAX: 502-223-0700 Counsel for Plaintiff 12/14, 12/21, 12/28-2012


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SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-294 Bank of America, NA vs. Bret K. Medley, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 23, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Union, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: L32-047400 Also known as: 5700 West Kessler Cowlesville Road, West Milton, Ohio 45383 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($79,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. George J. Annos, Attorney 12/21, 12/28-2012, 01/04/2013 2350071

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-581 U S Bank, NA vs. Gary Waddle, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 16, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-097600 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 005, Page 197, Instrument No. 2009OR-00956, Recorded January 26, 2009 Also known as: 706 North Market Street, Apartment A, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Robert R. Hoose, Attorney 12/21, 12/28-2012, 01/04/2013

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-501 The Bank of New York Mellon vs. Thomas Tassie, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 9, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-023484 Also known as: 600 Maeghann Court, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Three Hundred Seventy Eight Thousand and 00/100 ($378,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kevin L. Williams, Attorney 12/14, 12/21, 12/28-2012

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-510 JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA vs. Diana L. Segreti, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 16, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-015070 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 791, Page 370 Also known as: 208 North Tippecanoe Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Four Thousand and 00/10 ($84,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Pamela A. Fehring, Attorney 12/14, 12/21, 12/28-2012

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-275 The Bank of New York Mellon vs. Betty Jayne Crawford, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 23, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Bethel, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: A01-015804 & A01-015803 Also known as: 9260 Mann Road, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Thousand and 00/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Andrew C. Clark, Attorney 12/21, 12/28-2012, 01/04/2013

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-096 Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Robert W. Burrowes, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 9, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-014800 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 785, Page 366 Also known as: 18 Kiser Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Ninety Thousand and 00/100 ($90,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Ellen L. Fornash, Attorney 12/14, 12/21, 12/28-2012





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• COACHING SEARCH: Troy Christian Schools has two coaching positions available. It is looking for a head varsity softball coach and is accepting applications until Jan. 16, 2013 for the position, as well as a head varsity volleyball coach with an application deadline of Feb. 20, 2013. Applications can be found on the Troy Christian Schools website at Application.pdf. A resume and references should be attached with the applications. For more information, contact Athletic Director Mike Coots at or (937) 339-5692. • COACHING SEARCH: Newton High School is looking for a reserve and varsity volleyball coach for next year (2013). If interested, please contact Bob Huelsman or Larry Powell at Newton High School at (937) 6765132, or by e-mail at or • BASKETBALL: The Tippecanoe basketball team will be honoring the 1973 SWBL champions on Jan. 19. The Red Devils face Versailles that night at 7:30 p.m. Any member of the team, cheerleaders or coaches need to contact Dale Pittenger at for more information. • VOLLEYBALL: The Troy Recreation Department is sponsoring a co-ed power volleyball league on Monday and Tuesday evenings beginning in January. Parties interested in registering a team can call Carrie Slater at the recreation department at 339-5145. • BASEBALL: Extra Innings Troy is hosing a two-day Pro Player Camp from noon-5 p.m. Dec. 29-30. The staff for this camp will include Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, along with former Reds players Jeff Shaw and Jeff Branson. Other members of the instructional staff are local professional baseball players. For more information, contact Extra Innings at (937) 3393330 or at • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at or Colin Foster at

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Boys Basketball Butler at Troy (7:30 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Bellefontaine (7:30 p.m.) Dixie at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Covington at Miami East (8 p.m.) Bethel at National Trail (8 p.m.) Newton at Arcanum (8 p.m.) Sidney at Piqua (7:30 p.m.) Mississinawa Valley at Bradford (8 p.m.) Versailles at Lehman (7:30 p.m.) SATURDAY Boys Basketball Troy at Springfield Shawnee (7:30 p.m.) Lehman at Miami East (7:30 p.m.) Newton at Covington (7:30 p.m.) Troy Christian at Mississinawa Valley (7:30 p.m.) Fairlawn at Bradford (7:30 p.m.) Girls Basketball Greenville at Troy (1 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Springfield Shawnee (2 p.m.) Tri-County North at Milton-Union (12:30 p.m.) Miami East at Anna (2:30 p.m.) Newton at Covington (6 p.m.) Butler at Piqua (12:30 p.m.) Bradford at St. Henry (1:30 p.m.) Ridgemont at Lehman (1 p.m.) Wrestling Piqua at Fairmont tri (noon) Lehman at Catholic Central Invite (8 a.m.) Bowling Beavercreek at Troy (10 a.m.) Swimming Tippecanoe at Oakwood Invite (6:30 p.m.) Hockey Anthony Wayne at Troy (4:15 p.m.)

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■ Girls Basketball

Vikings, Eagles stay hot Bulldogs pick up first victory Staff Reports PLEASANT HILL — The Miami East Vikings may have shared opportunities well between themselves, but they didn’t give Newton many at all. All in preparation for a game Miami East has been waiting almost a year for. The Vikings held the Indians scoreless in the first quarter and to only five field goals in the entire game, all while recording 25 assists on 26 baskets of their own in a 64-13 Cross County Conference victory Thursday.



Troy’s Todda Norris drives to the basket past Fairborn’s Alexis Gassion Thursday night at the Trojan Activities Center.

“We were applying enough defensive pressure to where if they got off a shot, it was a forced shot,” Miami East coach Preston Elifritz said. “And we shared the basketball very well. We had some silly turnovers, but on the other hand, we were being aggressive.” Abby Cash led the Vikings with 15 points and six assists, Trina Current had 12 points and five assists and Renee DeFord scored 10 points off the bench. Allison Wise led the Indians

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Trojans fall, 40-24 A year ■ Commentary

to forget

Troy can’t hold Fairborn’s Gassion in check


BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Fairborn coach Steve Hannaford knows the kind of game his Skyhawks can expect when they make the trip to Troy. “(Troy coach) Nathan (Kopp’s) teams always play good half-court defense,” he said. “I told our girls to expect a very good half-court zone and for it to be difficult to transition.”

TROY And while the Troy defense took Fairborn out of some of the things it likes to do, Alexis Gassion was able to create room for herself and put up a doubledouble, while the Trojan offense struggled to get into a rhythm in a 40-24 Skyhawk win Thursday at the Trojan Activities Center. “If Nathan could win a game 3-2, he’d love it,” Hannaford said. But there wasn’t much for the Trojans (3-6) to love early on, as they went down 12-0 after the first quarter. “You just can’t spot a team that’s 6-1 12 points to start the game,” Kopp said. “We just didn’t convert. We didn’t get very many good looks.” And while Troy woke up and began the next quarter on a

Troy’s Kristen Wood lays the ball up Thursday night in a 40-24

Good riddance, 2012. The year that almost was left us with a string of hideous story lines. From the ongoing repulsiveness of the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State to Lance Armstrong being stripped of his Tour de France titles for injecting himself with everything but the kitchen sink. There was the New Orleans Saints’ cash-for-hits bounty scandal, and Commissioner Roger Goodell being slapped down by his predecessor for the way he handled the whole thing. And the sad, sad plights that emerge almost every day from ex-football players who took far too many blows to the head while playing America’s most popular sport. Those were the top four in The Associated Press’ annual survey of the year’s sport stories. Thanks a lot, 2012. Your legacy is pain and misery if we allow it to be. This year could be a turning point on so many vital fronts. Maybe when we reflect back years from now, we’ll remember 2012 as a time when we decided sexual abuse was no longer an embarrassing problem to be swept under the rug, that doping was a scourge we needed to

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Browns, Weeden playing for pride The playoffs are no longer possible. With two games left, the Cleveland Browns are reduced to playing for pride. And for quarterback Brandon Weeden, maybe his future. See Page 16.

Steroid problem looms in college football WASHINGTON (AP) — With steroids easy to buy, testing weak and punishments inconsistent, college football players are packing on significant weight 30 pounds or more in a single year, sometimes without drawing much attention from their schools or the NCAA in a sport that earns tens of billions of dollars for teams. Rules vary so widely that, on any given game day, a team with a strict no-steroid policy can face a team whose players have

repeatedly tested positive. An investigation by The Associated Press based on dozens of interviews with players, testers, dealers and experts and an analysis of weight records for more than 61,000 players revealed that while those running the multibilliondollar sport believe the problem is under control, that is hardly the case. The sport’s near-zero rate of positive steroids tests isn’t an accurate gauge among college

athletes. Random tests provide weak deterrence and, by design, fail to catch every player using steroids. Colleges also are reluctant to spend money on expensive steroid testing when cheaper ones for drugs like marijuana allow them to say they’re doing everything they can to keep drugs out of football. “It’s nothing like what’s going on in reality,” said Don Catlin, an anti-doping pioneer who spent years conducting the NCAA’s laboratory tests at UCLA. He

became so frustrated with the college system that it drove him in part to leave the testing industry to focus on anti-doping research. Catlin said the collegiate system, in which players often are notified days before a test and many schools don’t even test for steroids, is designed to not catch dopers. That artificially reduces the numbers of positive tests and keeps schools safe from

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Phelps beats out LeBron for AP male athlete By The Associated Press Now that he’s away from the pool, Michael Phelps can reflect really reflect on what he accomplished. Pretty amazing stuff. “It’s kind of nuts to think about everything I’ve gone through,” Phelps said. “I’ve finally had time to myself, to sit back and say, ‘… that really happened?’ It’s kind of shockPHELPS ing at times.” Not that his career needed a capper, but Phelps added one more honor to his staggering list of accomplishments Thursday The Associated

Press male athlete of the year. Phelps edged out LeBron James to win the award for the second time, not only a fitting payoff for another brilliant Olympics (four gold medals and two silvers in swimming at the London Games) but recognition for one of the greatest careers in any sport. Phelps finished with 40 votes in balloting by U.S. editors and broadcasters, while James was next with 37. Track star Usain Bolt, who won three gold medals in London, was third with 23.

Carl Lewis is the only other Olympic-related star to be named AP male athlete of the year more than once, taking the award for his track and field exploits in 1983 and ‘84. The only men honored more than twice are golf’s Tiger Woods and cyclist Lance Armstrong (four times each), and basketball’s Michael Jordan (three times). “Obviously, it’s a big accomplishment,” Phelps said. “There’s so many amazing male athletes all over the world and all over our country. To be able to win this is something that just sort of tops off my career.” Phelps retired at age 27 as soon as he finished his

final race in London, having won more gold medals (18) and overall medals (22) than any other Olympian. No one else is even close. “That’s what I wanted to do,” Phelps said. “Now that it’s over, it’s something I can look back on and say, ‘That was a pretty amazing ride.’” The current ride isn’t so bad either. Set for life financially, he has turned his fierce competitive drive to golf, working on his links game with renowned coach Hank Haney as part of a television series on the Golf Channel. In fact, after being informed of winning the AP award, Phelps called in from the famed El Dorado Golf & Beach Club in Los Cabos, Mexico, where he

was heading out with Haney to play a few more holes before nightfall. “I can’t really complain,” Phelps quipped over the phone. Certainly, he has no complaints about his swimming career, which helped turn a sport that most Americans only paid attention to every four years into more of a mainstream pursuit. More kids took up swimming. More advertisers jumped on board. More viewers tuned in to watch. While swimming is unlikely to ever match the appeal of football or baseball, it has carved out a nice little niche for itself amid all the other athletic options in the United States

largely due to Phelps’ amazing accomplishments and aw-shucks appeal. Just the fact that he won over James shows just how much pull Phelps still has. James had an amazing year by any measure: The league MVP won his first NBA title with the Miami Heat, picking up finals MVP honors along the way, and then starred on the gold medalwinning U.S. basketball team in London. Phelps already had won the AP award in 2008 after his eight gold medals in Beijing, which broke Mark Spitz’s record. Phelps got it again with a performance that didn’t quite match up to the Great Haul of China, but was amazing in its own right.

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Playing for pride


Browns look to finish strong as changes loom BEREA (AP) — The playoffs are no longer possible. With two games left, the Cleveland Browns are reduced to playing for pride. And for quarterback Brandon Weeden, maybe his future. “At this point I’ve just got to let it fly,” Weeden said. “From here on out, just let it rip and be aggressive, continue to take shots and see where it ends up.” Weeden hopes that swashbuckling style puts points on the board and prove he is helps Cleveland’s quarterback for the future despite being a 29-year-old rookie. A good game Sunday in Denver could shape the opinion of a new front office expected to make sweeping changes following a ninth losing season in 10 years by the Browns (5-9). “I can’t think about that,” Weeden said. “I need to play well because I haven’t played well enough. For myself, for this team, that’s all I’m worried about.” Offensive coordinator Brad Childress said Thursday that Weeden has the right attitude: “Like he has done all year long, he has to keep shooting.” Weeden misfired, though, in Cleveland’s final home game, a 38-21 loss to Washington after a three-game winning streak. He looked indecisive following two costly interceptions the Redskins turned into 14 points. “I think you get in the mindset where you’re thinking about being too cautious,” he said. “That’s when you’re not as accurate. I’m not going to blame it on being a rookie. That’s long gone. It’s on me. I’ve got to play better.” Weeden will need to swiftly deliver the ball on target against the Broncos (11-3). Linebacker Von Miller keys a stout defense that has helped Denver


Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden passes against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter Sunday in Cleveland. outscore opponents by 114 points during nine straight wins. His 16 sacks are third in the NFL and one shy of the Broncos record by Elvis Dumervil in 2009. Dumervil and Miller also have six forced fumbles apiece this year. “He’s good, one of the best I faced in college,” Weeden said of Miller. “He didn’t sack me, but he got a personal foul for a late hit, 15 yards. I think I kind of still feel it.” Five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas’ goal is to help keep Weeden’s uniform clean. He knows it is a touch task; Denver has

42 sacks overall. “It’s tough to say definitively, ‘Yes, they are the best,’ ” Thomas said of Denver’s dynamic defensive duo. “They’re certainly in the top couple of tandems. “Miller may be the fastest guy on their defense, corners and safeties included. When you talk about the combination of speed, quickness and you put him out there rushing the quarterback at 240 pounds or whatever he is, that’s a tough group of talent to deal with.” Weeden has had decent protection, being sacked

only 26 times. And though he’s thrown three more interceptions than his 14 touchdown passes, Weeden has passed for 3,281 yards. That’s 10th best in Browns history and the seventh highest ever by an NFL rookie. “Numbers are getting thrown out the window now that we’re obviously not in the playoff hunt anymore,” Weeden said. “Now it’s just going out, playing well, getting better.” While he’s at it, he wouldn’t mind outslinging one of his heroes, Peyton Manning.

■ CONTINUED FROM 15 embarrassing drug scandals. While other major sports have been beset by revelations of steroid use, college football has operated with barely a whiff of scandal. Between 1996 and 2010 the era of Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Marion Jones and Lance Armstrong the failure rate for NCAA steroid tests fell even closer to zero from an already low rate of less than 1 percent. The AP’s investigation, drawing upon more than a decade of official rosters from all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams, found thousands of players quickly putting on significant weight, even more than their fellow players. The information compiled by the AP included players who appeared for multiple years on the same teams, making it the most comprehensive data available. For decades, scientific studies have shown that anabolic steroid use leads to an increase in body weight. Weight gain alone doesn’t prove steroid use, but very rapid weight gain is one factor that would be deemed suspicious, said Kathy Turpin, senior director of sport drug testing for the National Center for Drug Free Sport, which conducts tests for the NCAA and more than 300 schools. Yet the NCAA has never studied weight gain or considered it in regard to its steroid testing policies, said Mary Wilfert, the NCAA’s associate director of health and safety. She would not speculate on the cause of such rapid weight gain. The NCAA attributes the decline in positive tests to its year-round drug testing program, combined with anti-drug education and testing conducted by schools. “The effort has been increasing, and we believe it has driven down use,” Wilfert said. Big gains, data show The AP’s analysis found that, regardless of school, conference and won-loss record, many players gained weight at exception-

al rates compared with their fellow athletes and while accounting for their heights. The documented weight gains could not be explained by the amount of money schools spent on weight rooms, trainers and other football expenses. Adding more than 20 or 25 pounds of lean muscle in a year is nearly impossible through diet and exercise alone, said Dan Benardot, director of the Laboratory for Elite Athlete Performance at Georgia State University. The AP’s analysis corrected for the fact that players in different positions have different body types, so speedy wide receivers weren’t compared to bulkier offensive tackles. It could not assess each player’s physical makeup, such as how much weight gain was muscle versus fat, one indicator of steroid use. In the most extreme case in the AP analysis, the probability that a player put on so much weight compared with other players was so rare that the odds statistically were roughly the same as an NFL quarterback throwing 12 passing touchdowns or an NFL running back rushing for 600 yards in one game. In nearly all the rarest cases of weight gain in the AP study, players were offensive or defensive linemen, hulking giants who tower above 6-foot-3 and weigh 300 pounds or more. Four of those players interviewed by the AP said that they never used steroids and gained weight through dramatic increases in eating, up to six meals a day. Two said they were aware of other players using steroids. “I just ate. I ate 5-6 times a day,” said Clint Oldenburg, who played for Colorado State starting in 2002 and for five years in the NFL. Oldenburg’s weight increased over four years from 212 to 290, including a one-year gain of 53 pounds, which he attributed to diet and two hours of weight lifting daily. “It wasn’t as difficult as you think. I just ate anything.”

■ National Hockey League

NHL lockout has chilling effect on businesses BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Most everywhere Lou Billittier turns these days, the Buffalo restaurateur is reminded of the NHL lockout, and its impact on his blue-collar, sports-mad town where Dominik Hasek became a star and the French Connection is still revered. Billittier misses the familiar faces of Sabres players having their traditional game-day lunch at his restaurant, Chef’s. He recalled a recent conversation he had with his seafood supplier, who’s struggling because he also provides salmon and chicken wings to the Sabres arena, the First Niagara Center. And then there are the arena’s idled, part-time employees who stop in look-

ing for work. With his own business down 15 percent, Billittier can only turn them away because he’s concerned whether there’s enough work for his staff. “It’s amazing the trickledown effect,” Billittier said, standing in his lobby, not far from Chef’s “The French Connection” room, honoring the famed former Sabres line of Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Rick Martin. “It bothers me, not only because we’re down, but it affects everything. Our community out-reach, we can’t donate to the people we normally donate to. It’s brutal.” From south Florida to Vancouver, Montreal to Anaheim, a wide array of businesses located in the NHL’s 30 markets have

taken a significant hit because of the lockout, which is now in its fourth month and has wiped away 625 games. On Thursday, the league canceled all games through Jan. 14. Joe Kasel, owner of the Eagle Street Grille in St. Paul, Minn., last month wrote a letter expressing his concerns to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. “I had to look 32 of 48 employees in the eyes and inform them that I no longer can afford to keep them on staff,” Kasel wrote. “The impact on our lives is immeasurable. One city’s devastation may not seem like a powerful incentive to end the lockout; but I know this is happening in other cities around the nation.”

Games through Jan. 14 lost NEW YORK — The NHL could be one step away from canceling another hockey season because of a labor fight with the players. In the latest round of cancellations, the NHL on Thursday wiped out all games through Jan. 14. More than 50 percent of the schedule has been lost, and the rest is now in great danger, too. “I don’t want to characterize what today’s cancellations mean or don’t mean,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press in an email. So far, 625 regular-season games have been called off, including nearly 100 in the announcement made Thursday the 96th day of the NHL’s lockout. The New Year’s Day Winter Classic and the All-Star game also have been lost. Chris Ray, manager of the Brewhouse Downtown in Nashville, said his establishment is losing an estimated $5,000 for every canceled Predators’ home game.

That’s already a $90,000 hit, given 18 Predators’ home games have been wiped out. It’s no different at Wayne Gretzky’s sports bar in Toronto, where much of the

Great One’s memorabilia is on display. “Yes, it’s been very slow,” said a bartender, who wouldn’t give her name. “I’m scared about January.” The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is feeling the pinch. Hall of Fame spokeswoman Kelly Masse said they’ve made “adjustments” to staff because gate and retail revenues are down significantly. And so’s Hockeytown, aka, Detroit. The downtown threelevel Hockeytown Cafe, operated by Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, was nearly empty on Monday. “If there’s not a show at the Fox, this is what it’s like in here,” bartender Molly Brown said, referring to the Fox Theatre next door.



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 6 8 0 .429 264 279 Miami 5 9 0 .357 306 402 Buffalo South W L T Pct PF PA y-Houston 12 2 0 .857 394 280 Indianapolis 9 5 0 .643 309 358 Tennessee 4 9 0 .308 271 386 2 12 0 .143 219 383 Jacksonville North W L T Pct PF PA 9 5 0 .643 348 307 x-Baltimore Cincinnati 8 6 0 .571 355 293 Pittsburgh 7 7 0 .500 302 291 Cleveland 5 9 0 .357 280 310 West W L T Pct PF PA 11 3 0 .786 409 274 y-Denver 5 9 0 .357 299 312 San Diego 4 10 0 .286 263 402 Oakland Kansas City 2 12 0 .143 195 367 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA 8 6 0 .571 381 350 Washington 8 6 0 .571 327 338 Dallas 8 6 0 .571 373 304 N.Y. Giants Philadelphia 4 10 0 .286 253 375 South W L T Pct PF PA 12 2 0 .857 371 259 y-Atlanta New Orleans 6 8 0 .429 389 379 6 8 0 .429 354 349 Tampa Bay 5 9 0 .357 296 319 Carolina North W L T Pct PF PA y-Green Bay 10 4 0 .714 344 292 Minnesota 8 6 0 .571 319 308 8 6 0 .571 321 240 Chicago 4 10 0 .286 330 380 Detroit West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 9 3 1 .731 316 184 Seattle 9 5 0 .643 350 219 St. Louis 6 7 1 .464 258 315 5 9 0 .357 224 302 Arizona x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday's Game Cincinnati 34, Philadelphia 13 Sunday's Games Green Bay 21, Chicago 13 New Orleans 41, Tampa Bay 0 Minnesota 36, St. Louis 22 Houston 29, Indianapolis 17 Atlanta 34, N.Y. Giants 0 Washington 38, Cleveland 21 Miami 24, Jacksonville 3 Denver 34, Baltimore 17 Carolina 31, San Diego 7 Arizona 38, Detroit 10 Seattle 50, Buffalo 17 Oakland 15, Kansas City 0 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 24, OT San Francisco 41, New England 34 Monday's Game Tennessee 14, N.Y. Jets 10 Saturday, Dec. 22 Atlanta at Detroit, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 Tennessee at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 1 p.m. Oakland at Carolina, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. New England at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Arizona 49, Nevada 48 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Utah State 41, Toledo 15 Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego BYU 23, San Diego State 6 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 (7-5), 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 NewYork 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 (75), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl 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. Mississippi State (8-4) vs.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 (10-2), 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 (93), 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 North Dakota State 23, Georgia Southern 20 Saturday, Dec. 15 Sam Houston State 45, Eastern Washington 42 Championship Saturday, Jan. 5 At FC Dallas Stadium Frisco,Texas North Dakota State (13-1) vs. Sam Houston State (11-3), 1 p.m.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 19 6 .760 — Brooklyn 13 12 .520 6 Boston 13 12 .520 6 Philadelphia 12 14 .462 7½ Toronto 8 19 .296 12 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 16 6 .727 — Atlanta 15 8 .652 1½ Orlando 12 13 .480 5½ Charlotte 7 18 .280 10½ Washington 3 20 .130 13½ Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 14 10 .583 — Milwaukee 13 11 .542 1 Indiana 14 12 .538 1 Detroit 7 21 .250 9 Cleveland 5 22 .185 10½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Memphis 17 6 .739 — San Antonio 19 8 .704 — Houston 13 12 .520 5 Dallas 12 13 .480 6 New Orleans 5 20 .200 13 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 21 5 .808 — Minnesota 13 11 .542 7 Denver 14 12 .538 7 Utah 14 13 .519 7½ Portland 11 12 .478 8½


SPORTS ON TV TODAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN — Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, UCF vs. Ball St., at St. Petersburg, Fla. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — FAU at Indiana 9 p.m. ESPN2 — BYU at Baylor

SATURDAY BOXING 4 p.m. NBC — Cruiserweights, Tor Hamer (19-1-0) vs. Vyacheslav Glazkov (13-0-0); heavyweights, Steve Cunningham (25-4-0) vs. Tomasz Adamek (47-2-0), at Bethlehem, Pa. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN — New Orleans Bowl, East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 3:30 p.m. ESPN — Las Vegas Bowl, Washington vs. Boise St. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN2 — Syracuse vs. Temple, at New York 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Texas at Michigan St. 3 p.m. NBCSN — George Mason vs. Richmond, at Richmond Coliseum 4 p.m. CBS — National coverage, Kansas at Ohio St. ESPN2 — Marshall at Kentucky 5:30 p.m. NBCSN — Virginia vs. Old Dominion, at Richmond, Va. 6 p.m. ESPN2 — Missouri vs. Illinois, at St. Louis 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Florida vs. Kansas St., at Kansas City, Mo. NBCSN — Davidson at Drexel NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. WGN — Chicago at Atlanta NFL FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Atlanta at Detroit SOCCER 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Arsenal at Wigan Pacific Division Pct GB W L 19 6 .760 — L.A. Clippers 17 9 .654 2½ Golden State 12 14 .462 7½ L.A. Lakers 11 15 .423 8½ Phoenix 8 17 .320 11 Sacramento Wednesday's Games New York 100, Brooklyn 86 Toronto 97, Detroit 91 Indiana 104, Utah 84 Orlando 90, Washington 83 Boston 103, Cleveland 91 Oklahoma City 100, Atlanta 92 Houston 125, Philadelphia 103 Phoenix 121, Charlotte 104 Memphis 90, Milwaukee 80 Sacramento 131, Golden State 127 L.A. Clippers 93, New Orleans 77 Thursday's Games Minnesota 99, Oklahoma City 93 Miami at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10 p.m. Friday's Games Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at New York, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m. Utah at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m. Indiana at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Denver, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Portland, 10 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Scores Boys Basketball Archbold 71, Montpelier 22 Cols. Independence 68, Cols. Linden McKinley 58 Delaware Buckeye Valley 66, Galion Northmor 45 Holland Springfield 66, Napoleon 63 Lancaster Fairfield Union 51, Lancaster Fisher Cath. 27 Mansfield St. Peter's 73, Crestline 43 Marion Pleasant 59, Marion Elgin 51 Miller City 83, Ft. Jennings 53 New Matamoras Frontier 58, Bridgeport 47 Perrysburg 59, Maumee 46 Portsmouth W. 53, Ironton St. Joseph 43 Richwood N. Union 70, CardingtonLincoln 42 Sparta Highland 55, Morral Ridgedale 48 Sylvania Northview 56, Bowling Green 55 Tontogany Otsego 73, Fostoria 37 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 80, Sylvania Southview 50 Tyler Consolidated Tournament Bowerston Conotton Valley 60, Wheeling Central, W.Va. 52 Thursday's Scores Girls Basketball Ada 50, Delphos Jefferson 48 Akr. Buchtel 51, Akr. North 42 Akr. Ellet 61, Akr. Garfield 27 Akr. Kenmore 86, Akr. East 31 Andover Pymatuning Valley 56, Conneaut 16 Apple Creek Waynedale 57, Jeromesville Hillsdale 42 Ashland 41, Lexington 29 Athens 53, McArthur Vinton County 36 Attica Seneca E. 57, N. Baltimore 53 Austintown Fitch 52, Poland Seminary 32 Bainbridge Paint Valley 39, Southeastern 25 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 60, Kansas Lakota 30 Batavia 47, Blanchester 27 Beachwood 57, Cle. Jane Addams 19 Bellbrook 56, Monroe 31 Belmont Union Local 53, Barnesville 27 Belpre 66, Wahama, W.Va. 21 Berlin Center Western Reserve 66, Sebring McKinley 41 Bethel-Tate 40, Batavia Amelia 39 Beverly Ft. Frye 63, New Matamoras

Frontier 33 Bloomdale Elmwood 55, Gibsonburg 33 Bluffton 50, Paulding 40 Botkins 50, Sidney Fairlawn 44 Bradford 41, W. Alexandria Twin Valley S. 36 Cadiz Harrison Cent. 50, Bellaire 49 Canfield 67, Warren Howland 42 Casstown Miami E. 64, Newton Local 13 Celina 64, Defiance 28 Chillicothe Unioto 56, Piketon 34 Chillicothe Zane Trace 60, Chillicothe Huntington 32 Cin. Summit Country Day 62, Cin. Purcell Marian 15 Cle. E. Tech 43, Cle. St. Martin De Porres 42 Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant 53, Willow Wood Symmes Valley 38 Columbiana 58, Salineville Southern 16 Columbiana Crestview 52, New Middletown Spring. 47 Convoy Crestview 58, Lima Cent. Cath. 37 Cortland Lakeview 77, Youngs. Liberty 46 Cortland Maplewood 53, Bristol 48 Cory-Rawson 51, Lima Perry 50 Dalton 56, Creston Norwayne 53, OT DeGraff Riverside 38, Spring. Cath. Cent. 19 Elida 68, St. Marys Memorial 49 Elmore Woodmore 49, Tol. Ottawa Hills 37 Elyria Open Door 40, Elyria First Baptist Christian 26 Fairfield Christian 39, Gahanna Christian 36 Farrell, Pa. 50, Brookfield 49 Fayetteville-Perry 59, Jamestown Greeneview 52 Felicity-Franklin 46, Williamsburg 28 Findlay 72, Tol. St. Ursula 36 Frankfort Adena 64, Williamsport Westfall 47 Fremont Ross 53, Fostoria 40 Georgetown 47, Batavia Clermont NE 23 Girard 49, Jefferson Area 38 Granville 55, Cols. Bexley 39 Granville Christian 51, Powell Village Academy 19 Greenwich S. Cent. 53, Monroeville 41 Hanoverton United 37, Canfield S. Range 30 Harrod Allen E. 75, Spencerville 45 Hubbard 51, Niles McKinley 45 Johnstown-Monroe 56, Fredericktown 35 Kenton 51, Van Wert 46 Leetonia 46, McDonald 35 Lima Bath 57, Wapakoneta 45 Lima Shawnee 51, Ottawa-Glandorf 46 Lisbon David Anderson 52, E. Palestine 48 London Madison Plains 38, W. Jefferson 28 Loudonville 44, Johnstown Northridge 34 Lowellville 62, Wellsville 31 Maria Stein Marion Local 75, Waynesfield-Goshen 70 McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 40, Pandora-Gilboa 32 Millersburg W. Holmes 69, Bellville Clear Fork 40 Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 67, Van Buren 49 Mt. Orab Western Brown 53, New Richmond 36 N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 60, Mineral Ridge 21 Nelsonville-York 59, Pomeroy Meigs 36 New Lebanon Dixie 43, Carlisle 31 New Madison Tri-Village 49, Covington 45 New Paris National Trail 61, Union City Mississinawa Valley 34 Newton Falls 66, Leavittsburg LaBrae 38 Norwalk 55, Oberlin Firelands 41 Norwalk St. Paul 50, Plymouth 47, OT Norwood 72, Goshen 62 Notre Dame Academy 50, Oregon Clay 33 Oregon Stritch 59, Tol. Emmanuel Baptist 31 Orrville 79, Mansfield Sr. 52 Parkersburg South, W.Va. 68, Shadyside 63 Plain City Jonathan Alder 41, Marion

Friday, December 21, 2012 Harding 24 Portsmouth Clay 57, New Boston Glenwood 36 Proctorville Fairland 63, Oak Hill 51 Rayland Buckeye 63, Richmond Edison 33 Reedsville Eastern 66, Glouster Trimble 19 Rossford 35, Metamora Evergreen 34 Russia 40, Houston 34 S. Charleston SE 42, Cedarville 27 S. Webster 58, Portsmouth 44 Sarahsville Shenandoah 66, Beallsville 45 Seaman N. Adams 50, Peebles 31 Smithville 53, Doylestown Chippewa 38 St. Clairsville 42, Martins Ferry 40 Steubenville Cath. Cent. 42, Bellaire St. John 35 Struthers 76, Lisbon Beaver 24 Tol. Christian 60, Genoa Area 54 Tol. Whitmer 69, Lima Sr. 59 Tree of Life 52, Madison Christian 21 Troy Christian 73, Ridgeway Ridgemont 21 Ursuline Academy 46, Mt. Notre Dame 33 Utica 53, Howard E. Knox 40 Van Wert Lincolnview 32, Columbus Grove 23 Vanlue 44, Marion Cath. 30 Versailles 46, Minster 36 W. Salem NW 60, Rittman 32 Warren Champion 51, Campbell Memorial 19 Waterford 54, Crown City S. Gallia 32 Wellston 61, Albany Alexander 49 Westerville N. 54, Westerville Cent. 26 Woodsfield Monroe Cent. 79, Caldwell 19 Wooster 73, Mansfield Madison 61 Youngs. Christian 50, Vienna Mathews 45 Highland Tournament Greenfield McClain 63, Mowrystown Whiteoak 37 Republic Bank Holiday Classic Bowling Green 59, Simon Kenton, Ky. 54 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Collins Western Reserve vs. New London, ppd. to Jan 19.

TRANSACTIONS Thursday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX_Promoted Jared Banner to assistant director, player personnel; Mike Murov to coordinator, baseball operations; Duncan Webb has been promoted to assistant director, player development; Laz Gutierrez to coordinator, player development programs. Tim Hyers to minor league hitting coordinator; George Lombard to minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator; Quincy Boyd and Jim Robinson to regional crosscheckers; Steve Peck to special assignment scout; Victor Rodriguez Jr. area supervisor and Dominican Republic crosschecker; Dave Klipstein to major league scout; Anthony Turco to professional scout. Named Mike Rikard national scouting coordinator; John Booher national crosschecker; Tom Kotchman, Brian Moehler, John Pyle and Willie Romay area scouts; Wilder Lobo, Ramon Mora and Alex Requena scouts in Venezuela; Carlos Lugo scout in the Dominican Republic; Dennis Neuman scout in Curacao and Aruba; and David Tapia scout in Mexico. MINNESOTA TWINS_Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Pelfrey on a oneyear contract. TEXAS RANGERS_Agreed to terms with RHP Yoshinori Tateyama on a minor league contract. National League ANGELES LOS DODGERS_Assigned OF-1B Scott Van Slyke outright to Albuquerque (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS_Agreed to terms with 3B Placido Polanco on a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES_Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Adams on a two-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association M I N N E S O T A TIMBERWOLVES_Waived F Josh Howard. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS_Placed CB Leodis McKelvin on injured reserve. Signed LB Kirk Morrison. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES_Signed TE Evan Moore. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Placed DE Jason Jones on injured reserve. Signed DT Hebron Fangupo from the practice squad. Signed WR Bryan Walters to the practice squad. HOCKEY American Hockey League C O N N E C T I C U T WHALE_Announced F J.T. Miller was reassigned to the U.S. National Junior Team. ECHL F L O R I D A EVERBLADES_Announced G Pat Nagle was recalled by Syracuse (AHL). READING ROYALS_Announced D Denny Urban was loaned to Worcester (AHL). OLYMPICS U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE_Announced chairman Larry Probst was elected to a second term and Bill Marolt and Whitney Ping were appointed to vacant positions on the board. COLLEGE CAMPBELL_Named Landon Mariani offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Craig Cox defensive coordinator, Kevin Thompson offensive line coach, Adam Morris wide receivers coach, D.J. Summers running backs coach, Damien Adams defensive line coach, Bryant Foster defensive backs coach and Jonathan Hodges linebackers coach. DEPAUW_Named Bill Lynch football coach. LSU_Suspended P Brad Wing for the Chick-fil-A Bowl for an unspecified violation of team rules. MINNESOTA STATE (MANKATO)_Named Nick Burns interim assistant director of athletic communications. REGIS_Named Dan Flynn track and field coach. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITYKINGSVILLE_Announced athletic director Scott Gines will assume the title of vice president for intercollegiate athletics and campus recreation, effective Jan. 2.


■ Commentary

2012 ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 address no matter who it took down, that football players must be taken care of physically and emotionally if our national sport is to survive. If we could pick one figure who we hope will epitomize this year more than any other, it would be Cy Young Award-winning pitcher R.A. Dickey. A journeyman who became a star in his late 30s after taking up the knuckleball. A victim of childhood sexual abuse who summoned the courage to talk about his plight in a candid autobiography. Someone who triumphed in the end after all the pain. “One of the hopes I have for the book is that people will be able to draw something from it that might be able to help them,” Dickey said during spring training after it was published, “whether it’s to talk about it more, to not be afraid, to be open with what’s happened, that there are people available that will love you no matter what.” That would be a worthy legacy for 2012. Of course, it’s terrible what happened at Penn State, which was voted the top sports story for the second year in a row. But who knows how many kids will be saved in the years to come because the next time a child is raped in the shower by a dirty old man, the police will surely be called. Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly spoke hopefully of the guilty verdict against Jerry Sandusky persuading “other victims of abuse to come forward.” And that’s a good thing. Of course, it’s shocking to learn of the lengths Armstrong was willing to go to away from his bike, all to make sure he climbed to the top step of the podium on the Champs-Elysees year after year. But who knows how many future cyclists will decide it’s not worth the risk of getting caught or having to deal with the inner turmoil of knowing they are a cheat. “Our mission is to protect clean athletes by preserving the integrity of competition not only for today’s athletes but also the athletes of tomorrow,” U.S. anti-doping chief Travis Tygart wrote in the voluminous case file against Armstrong. And that’s a good thing. Of course, the Saints scandal exposed the dirty little secret in the NFL that apparently wasn’t much of a secret to those who play the game, the idea that money changes hands when someone doles out a hit that leave the other guys crumpled on the turf. While former commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the punishments against four players, he doled out enough blame that one can only hope this is the last time we hear of anyone using the word “bounty” or intentionally trying to hurt someone. And that’s a good thing. Of course, it’s heartbreaking to see former greats of the gridiron, like the late Alex Karras, withering away in their golden years, unable to recognize friends and loved ones because the game they played turned their brains into mush. But everyone from the NFL to Pop Warner leagues finally seem to be addressing this wrenching issue, providing a glimmer of hope that future generations will be better protected. “He is interested in making the game of football safer,” Karras’ actress-wife, Susan Clark, told the AP a few months before he died, “and hoping that other families of retired players will have a healthier and happier retirement.” And that’s a good thing. Oh, sure, there were some triumphant tales from these last 12 months. The London Olympics were a sight to behold. Michael Phelps went out in splash of glory, Usain Bolt blazed down the track, Gabby Douglas and Missy Franklin stole our hearts. Peyton Manning made an inspiring comeback from career-threatening injuries, leading Denver to a division title. All were events worth celebrating. But they’re unlikely to have the far-reaching impact of those that made us cringe. Now, if we can do better, maybe 2012 won’t be such a bad year after all.



Friday, December 21, 2012


â&#x2013; Girls Basketball

â&#x2013; Girls Basketball


Roundup â&#x2013; CONTINUED FROM 15 with four points. Miami East travels to Anna on Saturday in a rematch of last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Division III Regional championship game. Miami East â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 64 Mack 2-0-5, DeFord 4-2-10, Nuss 2-0-5, Gearhart 0-1-1, Linn 1-0-2, A. Current 3-0-6, T. Current 5-2-12, Cash 6-3-15, Dunivan 3-2-8. Totals: 26-1064. Newton â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 13 Tre. Lavy 1-0-2, Tri. Lavy 10-2, Kleman 1-0-2, Rutledge 03-3, Wise 2-0-4. Totals: 5-3-13. Score By Quarters ME ..................11 28 52 64 Newton .................0 6 9 13 3-point goals: Miami East â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mack, Nuss. Newton â&#x20AC;&#x201D; none.

Troyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Morgan Taylor lines up a 3-pointer Thursday. â&#x2013; CONTINUED FROM 15 10-4 run, a 3 for 7 performance from the free throw line in the second dulled the rally as the Trojans trailed 19-12 at the break. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes if you make a free throw here or there, it gets everyone believing a little more,â&#x20AC;? Kopp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that.â&#x20AC;? And once the second half began, Gassion put the game away. The Skyhawk senior scored eight points in the third quarter, converting twice on tough three-point plays inside, and scored eight points during a 10point Fairborn run that took the lead to 36-19 in the fourth quarter. Gassion finished with a game-high 18 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Dominique Redmon added seven points and four rebounds and Katie Proffitt scored six. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you have an Alexis Gassion on your team, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re blessed,â&#x20AC;? Hannaford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just able to do so much. And the other girls are stepping up, too. They know teams will be head-hunting for her, so theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re stepping up and doing their part.â&#x20AC;? Todda Norris led the Trojans with eight points and four rebounds. Kristen Wood added seven points


Troyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mackenzie Schulz drives the baseline and scores two points Thursday night against Fairborn. Shaver 0-0-0, Tayler and two assists and North play Saturday.â&#x20AC;? And while Troy hosts Dominique Redmon 2-2-7, Nia Morgan Taylor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in her Rivers 0-0-0, Krissie Bennett 1-0first start since returning Greenville at 1 p.m. 2, Stephanie Mosher 0-0-0, Lizzie from injury last week â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Saturday to begin its Wilson 0-0-0, Alexis Gassion 7-4scored seven points, as defense of the GWOC 18, Allie Roberts 0-0-0, Kierston well. Mackenzie Schulz North title, Fairborn will Keeton 2-0-4, Katie Profitt 3-0-6. 15-6-40. made her return from put its five-game winning Totals: Troy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 24 injury, as well, scoring two streak on the line at 5-2 Mackenzie Schulz 1-0-2, Beavercreek. off the bench. Sierra Besecker 0-0-0, Todda â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of the girls. Norris 3-1-8, Morgan Taylor 3-0â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were able to work Mackenzie in, and she We limited our bad deci- 7, Courtney Mazzulla 0-0-0, Maddy Taylor 0-0-0, Kristen gave us some good min- sions really well tonight,â&#x20AC;? Wood 2-2-7. Totals: 9-3-24. utes,â&#x20AC;? Kopp said. Hannaford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It says to Score By Quarters Fairborn . . . . . .12 19 31 40 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully everyone else me that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making a Troy . . . . . . . . . . .0 12 19 24 has gotten some playing conscious effort to get bet3-point goals: Fairborn â&#x20AC;&#x201D; time at critical points in ter. Now we have to be Redmon, Gassion 3. Troy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; games up to this point that ready for Beavercreek in Norris, Taylor, Wood. will help them grow and one day.â&#x20AC;? Records: Fairborn 6-1. Troy Fairborn â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 40 3-6. mature as we start GWOC

â&#x2013; College Basketball

Duke streak hits 100 in a row DURHAM, N.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke beat Elon 76-54 on Thursday night for its 100th straight nonconference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Ryan Kelly added 14 points, freshman Rasheed Sulaimon had 13 and Tyler Thornton hit a pair of key 3-pointers 30 seconds apart that helped the Blue Devils (11-0) pull away. Playing on back-to-back nights, Duke counted on its defense to pick up an offense that was off on more open shots than usual. Duke shot 43 percent but forced 17 turnovers and turned them


into 19 points while holding the Phoenix to just five offensive rebounds. Sebastian Koch scored 14 points but Elon (6-5) was denied its first win over an Atlantic Coast Conference team since 2005. Quinn Cook added 10 points for Duke, which hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lost to a non-ACC team at Cameron since falling to St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Feb. 26, 2000. No. 2 Michigan 93, Eastern Michigan 54 ANN ARBOR, Mich. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points and a career-high seven assists to help Michigan rout Eastern Michigan.


The Wolverines (12-0) are off to their best start since winning the first 16 games of the 1985-86 season. The Eagles (6-4) have lost two straight since beating Purdue. Michigan trailed 6-2 in the opening minutes, then took control with a 20-0 run. The Wolverines led 40-24 at halftime and enjoyed an even bigger cushion for much of the second half.

Eastern Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daylen Harrison scored 13 points and Glen Bryant had 10. Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trey Burke had 11 points and eight assists. Nik Stauskas made three 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 16 points, while fellow freshmen Mitch McGary had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double and Glenn Robinson III added 13 points for the Wolverines.

Troy Christian 73, Ridgemont 21 TROY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Troy Christian coach Dick Steineman knows understatements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of on a roll right now,â&#x20AC;? he said after Thursday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game. Troy Christian is only one win away from matching its total from all of last season and has now won six in a row, and the Eagles show no signs of letting up after a 73-21 victory over Ridgemont Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our full-court pressure really bothered them, and the girls played good defense,â&#x20AC;? Steineman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We shot the ball fairly well, and every girl on the team contributed to this win.â&#x20AC;? Amanda Slone led the Eagle offense with 16 points, while Lydia Demmitt added 14 points and six rebounds. Jordane Varvel scored nine, Amanda Benjamin eight, Sarah added Campbell had seven points and six assists and Rebecca Lybarger had a team-high eight rebounds off the bench. Troy Christian travels to Bradford Dec. 28 to face the host team in Bradfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holiday tournament. Ridgemont â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 21 Kramer 0-1-1, McCullough 3-2-8, Zachman 4-0-12. Totals: 7-3-21. Troy Christian â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 73 Sa. Campbell 3-0-7, Demmitt 6-2-14, Donald 1-0-2, Varvel 4-0-9, Lybarger 1-0-2, Se. Campbell 1-0-2, Slone 8-016, Haddad 3-0-6, Poteet 3-1-7, Benjamin 3-1-8. Totals: 33-473. Score By Quarters RMont ...............3 11 19 21 TC ...................18 41 63 73 3-point goals: Ridgemont â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Zachman 4. Troy Christian â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sa. Campbell, Varvel, Benjamin. Records: Ridgemont 1-7. Troy Christian 7-1.

Milton-Union 44, Northridge 34 WEST MILTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Milton-Union may not have gotten off to the best start on Thursday. But in the end, the Bulldogs were more than pleased with how they finished.

Milton-Union picked up its first win of the season Thursday night, bouncing back from an early 6-0 deficit to win 44-34 over Northridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got down 6-0, but took a couple of timeouts, made some substitutions, and the kids regrouped,â&#x20AC;? Milton-Union coach Richard Cline said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We turned it back into a game and grabbed a twopoint lead at halftime.â&#x20AC;? And then Brooke Falb put the game away. Falb scored 14 of the Bulldogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 18 third-quarter points as the lead ballooned to eight points. And although she fouled out with three minutes to play â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with a gamehigh 17 points and five rebounds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the rest of the Bulldogs held on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the third, Brooke got going, hit a couples 3s, and we extended the lead,â&#x20AC;? Cline said. Brittany Courtright added 10 points and nine rebounds and Elizabeth Busse had six points and five rebounds. Milton-Union hosts Tri-County North Saturday. Northridge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 34 Russell 2-0-5, Howard 2-0-4, Aslim 1-1-3, Sebastian 3-1-7, Watson 3-7-13, Smith 1-0-2. Totals: 12-9-34. Milton-Union 44 Thomas 1-0-2, Busse 0-6-6, Swartztrauber 1-1-3, Falb 6-317, Pricer 2-0-4, Stine 1-0-2, Courtright 5-0-10. Totals: 1610-44. Score By Quarters NRidge ..............6 17 29 34 M-U ...................6 19 37 44 3-point goals: Northridge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Russell. Milton-Union â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Falb 2. Records: Northridge 3-8. Milton-Union 1-6. Reserve score: MiltonUnion 33, Northridge 21.

Bradford 41, TV South 36 BRADFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Bradford Railroaders picked up a hard-fought Cross County Conference win Thursday night, holding off Twin Valley South 41-36 at home. Brooke Dunlevy led Bradford with 12 points, Michayla Barga scored eight and Haley Patty and Bree Bates each had six. Ansonia 42, Bethel 31 BRANDT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ansonia got its first win of the season at the expense of Cross County Conference foe Bethel as the Bees fell 42-31 Thursday night. Jill Callahan led the Bees (1-7) with 13 points, while Tia Koewler added 11. Bethel takes on MiltonUnion Dec. 28. Ansonia â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 42 Fisher 6-5-17, Hoying 1-0-2, Neal 3-0-7, Stover 0-2-2, Phillipi 3-8-14. Totals: 13-1542. Bethel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 31 Mongaraz 1-0-2, Callahan 5-3-13, Weinert 1-0-2, Ellish 01-1, Koewler 4-3-11, Floyd 1-02. Totals: 12-7-31. Score By Quarters Ansonia .............9 24 34 42 Bethel ...............6 14 21 31 Records: Ansonia 1-7. Bethel 1-7. Reserve score: Ansonia 18, Bethel 15.








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