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Thursday, December 5, 2013

First Thursday, parade tonight First Thursday in downtown Bellevue will take place tonight, with Christmas shopping available at various Main Street shops. There are several restaurants offering dining with the city’s annual Christmas Parade beginning at 6 p.m., sponsored by First National Bank. Come watch as Santa comes to town, traveling along with the BHS band, floats, and marchers traverse the route from East Main and Broad Streets to Northwest Street, then North Street.

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Dispatcher urged callers to take cover JACK GILLUM MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — Recordings released Wednesday of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers urged panicked callers to take cover, mobilized help and asked about the welfare of the children as the boom of gunfire could be heard at times in the background. One caller told police

in a trembling, breathless voice that a gunman was shooting inside the building. “I caught a glimpse of somebody. They’re running down the hallway. Oh, they’re still running and still shooting. Sandy Hook school, please,” the woman said. In the minutes that followed, staff members inside the school pleaded for help as Newtown police juggled the barrage of calls. The calls were posted

on the town’s website under a court order after a lengthy effort by The Associated Press to have them released for review. An unidentified teacher called from a classroom to the left of the front entrance to report what sounded like gunshots in the hall. She said she was in the room with all her students and hadn’t yet locked the door. “Keep everybody calm, keep everybody down, get everybody away from

windows, OK,” the dispatcher said. Another woman, who was shot in the foot, reported that she was in a classroom with children and two other adults, but that there was no way to safely lock the door. The dispatcher told her to apply pressure to the wound. One of the first calls came from a custodian, Rick Thorne, who said that a window at the front of the school was shattered and that he

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Bring the kids to the Bellevue Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 14, at your own leisure between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for Lunch With Santa! The $3 admission includes a Lil’ Elf Lunch and all activities. Crafters and home-based businesses will be offering items to purchase. Support the Rec. Club. Lunch with Santa vendor applications are still being accepted. Register in person at the Bellevue Community Center, 110 Cherry Blvd. or call 419483-5555 with questions. Visit www.bellevuerec. com for a detailed list of winter programs and events.

Today: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 41 by 5 p.m. West wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight: A chance of rain and snow before 11 p.m, then snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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Juniors Hannah Weasner (left) and Carly Santoro (right) help to relight each others candles during their National Honor Society induction Tuesday evening at Bellevue High School. A total of 29 new juniors and seniors were inducted in the traditional candlelight ceremony in the school cafeteria. See story and more photos, Page 8.

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Body found in Sandusky house fire SANDUSKY — An 86-year-old man was found stabbed multiple times inside his Campbell Street home after a fire was put out Tuesday night. George Martin was found in his basement, said Sandusky police Sgt. Dana Newell. A 911 call about the burning home at 2201 Campbell was made at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sandusky firefighters put out the fire and, once inside, found the body. It also appeared that there were multiple points of origin for the fire, the sergeant said. The sergeant and Erie County Coroner Dr. Brian Baxter went into the home and, after looking at the body, were able to see that Mr. Martin suffered “multiple stab wounds.” Mr. Martin’s wife was not at home at the time of the fire and no one else was inside. The sergeant said no charges were filed; he did not comment on any persons of interest. The body has been transported to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

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kept hearing shooting. While on the line with Thorne, the dispatcher told somebody off the call: “Get everyone you can going down there.” Thorne remained on the phone for several minutes. “There’s still shooting going on, please!” the custodian pleaded to a Newtown 911 dispatcher as six or seven shots could be heard in the background. “Still, it’s

WASHINGTON — American students once again lag behind many of their Asian and European peers on a global exam, a continuing trend that often is blamed on child poverty and a diverse population in U.S. schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called the results a “picture of educational stagnation” as U.S. students showed little improvement over three years, failing to score in the top 20 on math, reading or science. Students in Shanghai, China’s largest city, had the top scores in all subjects, and Singapore, South Korea, Japan and

Hong Kong students weren’t far behind. Even Vietnam, which had its students participate for the first time, had a higher average score in math and science than the United States. These results again raise the question of whether the United States is consistently outperformed because of the widely varied backgrounds of its students. Some are from lowincome households, for example. Others don’t have English as their primary language. But some countries that outperform the Kin Cheung | AP United States also expe- HONG KONG —Students wait to attend tutoring sessions after school in front of leaflets displaying profiles rience such challenges. of teachers of the tutorial academy in Hong Kong Wednesday, Dec. 4. In Hong Kong, attending an after “Americans have got school tutorial academy is standard practice for many students in the former British colony. Students from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea were among the highest-ranking groups

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Attn. Eagles: Choice of Perch, Walleye or Strip Steak, Fri. Dec. 6. 5-7 p.m. Bellevue VFW Post 1238 Hamburger Gravy Dinner by Judy, Sat., Dec. 7. Tired of turkey? Come out and enjoy some homemade comfort food! Free Jukebox Night! VFW Post 1238 supports Ohio VFW charities. Bismark Senior/ Community Center, 5582 Bismark Rd., south of Bellevue is holding the monthly breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 8, with serving from 8-11:30 a.m., including ham, sausage, scram,bled eggs, home fries, sausage gravy & biscuits, pancakes and waffles. Donations for food banks will be collected along with clothing, games, toys, etc. for kids. Christmas baking couldn’t be more easy. The annual Cookie & Candy Walk at First United Methodist Church, 901 Northwest St., will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to noon. The homemade Buckeyes will again be featured. Episcopal Holiday Cheeseballs are now available from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, West Main St. To order, call 419-483-2165, 419-2170346, or 419-483-3955. A Pancake & Sausage Brunch, featuring all the pancakes and sausages you can eat plus sausage gravy and biscuits, will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Townsend Township Fire Station in Vickery. Adults, $7; children under 12, $4.

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A Wright’s Audiology & hearing care representative will be at Dr. Rene Amburn’s office, 236 Castalia St., the 1st & 3rd Friday of every month, 9 a.m. to noon. Free service for competitors’ hearing aids. Christmas assistance for 20 Bellevue families is still needed through United Way’s First Call For Help. Nearly 900 families and senior citizens from Sandusk County have applied for assistance this year. Deadline to apply is Dec. 6. Most familes seek foods for Christmas dinner along with toys and clothes for children 12 and under. To help or to apply, call 419-334-2720 or 800-5939444. Bellevue Elementary School is collecting aluminum cans this year. Please call Jean Roth at 419-483-2445 and leave a message. Cans can be picked up at your request. Bellevue’s NARVRE unit will have their

Community News Christmas dinner/ meeting at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Four County YoungAt-Heart Senior Center, Flat Rock Rd. For reservations, call Susan Nichols, 419-483-6184. All retired and veteran railroaders and/or spouses are invited. A Journey to Bethlehem — a live Nativity — will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 Broad St., Monroeville, with free admission, free refreshments, live animals and live music. All are invited. Downloading eMedia will be discussed Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. at Bellevue Public Library, 224 E. Main St. This is a review of the library’s eMedia site, borrowing and downloading titles and requesting titles not yet available to borrow. Call 419-4834769 for information. St. John’s Christian Preschool is holding their 11th annual Gift Basket Silent Auction, Dec. 1-10. Stop in today to view and bid on 50+ baskets donated by area businesses, preschool and church families. All proceeds benefit St. John’s Christian Preschool, a ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 209 Southwest St. Toys For Tots has collection boxes in numerous Bellevue locations. Please help make local children happy this Christmas. Toys must be received no later than Friday, Dec. 13. Rappin’ Readers Book Club for ages 9-12, will be held today at 4:30 p.m. at Bellevue Public Library, 224 E. Main St. Includes pizza and soft drinks. This month’s title, available at the Youth Services desk, is Murder Afloat by Jane Conly. For information, call 419-4830422. Bellevue Middle School’s Spelling Bee will be held Friday, Dec. 6, at 1:30 p.m. in the middle school, Northwest St. A Christmas Concert with recording artist Mark Allen Chapman will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. in Providence Baptist Church, 1000 W. Gardner Rd. A love offering will be taken. For information, contact Pastor Jon Shepherd, 419-483-2655. Sherman Township Trustees will hold the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Sherman Township Hall, 1345 Section Line Rd. 30. Once again, shoppers at Meijers in Sandusky can help Bellevue’s Fish & Loaves Emergency Food Pantry by participating in the store’s “Simply

TBH annual Corvette raffle nearly sold out Fewer than 180 tickets remain to be sold for the fourth annual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle being sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital Foundation (TBHF). In cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde, TBHF is raffling off a 2014 Corvette Stingray or $50,053 in cash. The drawing will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Steinle location on E. McPherson Hwy. in Clyde. The website, www.VetteRaffle. com, is for purchasing tickets on-line with a credit card. The on-line ticket link can also be found through TBH’s website at www. bellevuehospital.com. A total of 1,553 tickets will be sold at $100 for the raffle. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a ticket, tickets are non-refundable, and winners are responsible

for all federal, state and local taxes, licenses and fees. A complete set of rules is available upon request from TBHF or can be found on the website. The first ticket drawn in the raffle will be for the 2014 Corvette Stingray or $50,053 in cash. Four other cash drawings include $2,000 for second place, $1,500 for third place, $1,000 for fourth place, and $500 for fifth place. Tickets are also available at The Bellevue Hospital Gift Shop, Bellevue Beverage Center, Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde and Fremont, or Hogue’s IGA in Bellevue. Checks should be made payable to The Bellevue Hospital Foundation. For additional information on the raffle, for a complete set of rules, or for ticket information, contact TBH Administration Office at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4200.

Give” program from Nov. 3 through Jan. 4. Get a $10 gift card at Fish & Loaves, 203 Maple St. (or from a board member) and take it to Meijer’s in Sandusky where it will be matched. Last year, the pantry served over 13,500 people in the Bellevue School District. Clyde’s toys for kids giveaway still needs toys for children ages 6-9, both girls and boys. Monetary donations may be mailed to Caring for Clyde Kids, c/o Kay Dick, 145 Nelson St., Clyde, OH 43410. Veterans are needed to volunteer for veteran patients at the Ohio Veterans Home (OVH). Stein Hospice will hold LifeCourse volunteer classes twice a week, three hours each for three weeks. Next classes are Jan. 7 & 9, 21 & 23, 28 & 30, 9 a.m. to noon at the OVH. For details, call Stein Hospice, 419-6255269. An Ag Outlook and Policy Meeting, hosted by First National Bank of Bellevue and Gibbs Equipment, will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, 4-8:30 p.m. at the Bellevue VFW, U.S. 20 East. Three speakers will talk on farm issues. There is no charge if registration is received by Dec. 5. To register, call Valerie Bumb, 419483-7340 or 419-4830433; email at BumbV@ fnblifetime.com or go to the website www.fnblifetime.com and click on the 2013 Outlook icon. The Bellevue Society For the Arts, 205 Maple St., will stage “Hamlet” on Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. On Dec. 6, high school students will get in free when accompanied by an adult. A Holiday Toy & Coat Giveaway, for incomeeligible residents of the Clyde/Green Springs School District, will be held on three Thursdays, Dec. 5, 12, & 19, 9 a.m. to noon and 4-6 p.m. at the Clyde Backdoor Food Pantry, located in the rear of the Clyde EMS The Bellevue Gazette 419-483-4190 Published daily Tuesday through Saturday with the exception of holidays. Publisher Tom Hutson Lifestyle editor Sally Boyd Sports writer Amber Hatten

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Yingling Auto hires Krupp Station, West McPherson Highway, in Clyde. Bring proof of all household income. A Toy Drive Drop Site has been created at Menards, in Sandusky. Drop boxes are located near the exit doors for new and unwrapped presents through mid-December.

Zoning permits

The City of Bellevue issued eight zoning permits with an estimated construction value of $35,200. Permits were issued to: F & A Sofios Ltd., 229 N. Sandusky St., demolition, $6,400; F & A Sofios Ltd., 120 Green St., demolition, $2,800; Kenneth J. Bloomberg, 104 Kern St., residential accessory building, $22,000; James/Jennifer Smith, 153 Walnut St., fence, $2,300; Jeremiah S. Ray, 199 W. Main St., sign, $1,700; Roger K. Kryling, 416 Buckingham Dr., residential accessory building, no value listed; Immaculate Conception Church, 231 E. Center St., demolition; no value listed; Kelly Koselke, 237 Ellis Ave., residential accessory building, no value listed.

Local grains

Sunrise Cooperative, Fremont, as of closing at 3 p.m. Wednesday: CORN - Clyde: November 2013, $4.04; Monroeville: November 2013, $3.94. SOYBEANS - Bunge (Bellevue): November 2013, $13.23; Clyde: November 2013, $13.18; Monroeville: November 2013, $13.03. WHEAT (Soft Red) - Clyde: November 2013, $6.23.

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Kyle Krupp, Bellevue, joined Yingling Auto Center, U.S. 20 East, as finance manager on Nov. 20. As such, he assists customers with sales as well as arranging financing. A Bellevue High School and Bowling Green State University graduate, he has over 20 years of previous experience in banking. Yingling Auto Center, Inc., an independent sales and full service dealer, is owned by Greg Yingling. The company will mark its first full year of business in January.

Cops & Courts Bellevue Police Monday, Dec. 2 6:51 p.m.: Police received a call advising of an injury accident in the 100 block W. Main St. The accident occured in front of the Angry Lizard Bar and Grill. North Central EMS and Bellevue Fire Department were dispatched. Tuesday, Dec. 3 4:14 p.m.: Police recived a call advising of a non-injury accident on W. Main St. at the intersection of Kilbourne St. 6:00 p.m.: A resident in the 100 block of High St. filed a complaint in reference to a theft.

6:27 p.m.: Police received a call from the 700 block of W. Center St. in reference to a suspicious male hanging out in the shadows of the caller’s property. The caller advised when he approached the male, the subject stated he was waiting for the upstairs tenent. 8:01 p.m.: Police received a call from the 100 block of Southwest St.; the caller advised she was trying to leave the parking lot and her boyfriend was trying to take parts off her vehicle saying the parts belonged to him.

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Used Cars to Be Sold To The Public For As Low As $39900* Local Willard Dealer Must Reduce Over $1,239,400 Worth Of Pre-Owned Vehicles This Saturday, December 7, 2013 WILLARD, OH -

Management of Sharpnack Ford has announced their plan to reduce their used vehicle inventory to the public by means of a $399.00 Sale this Saturday, December 7, 2013. During this one day event, every used vehicle will be sold for thousands below original price – including cars for $399.00. Why price them so low? According to Gary Jordan, the Used Car Manager of Sharpnack Ford, “the used car market has taken a turn for the worse and all of us at Sharpnack Ford are very concerned”. Sharpnack Ford has decided to offer these vehicles to the public for thousands below normal values before they go to auction. “The community has shown us great support throughout the year, and we’re very grateful. We would rather give these great deals to the public than unload these vehicles at auction”. A huge selection of over 100 pre-owned cars, trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles will be available for this event. “We absolutely must reduce our used inventory at all costs, so customers can expect these vehicles to be sold for near or below wholesale,” he stated. “Cars that would normally sell for $2,000 to $3,000 will sell for as little as $399.00. Cars that would normally sell for $5,000 to $16,000 will be thousands lower. There’s truly a vehicle for everyone’s budget. Vehicles will be on display at Sharpnack Ford, East US 224, Willard, OH. Special circumstances have been made for a record number of customers with event parking clearly marked. Here’s how the $399.00 Sale works: At 9:15 AM, all vehicles will be opened so that customers may look over the vehicles. The suggested retail price will be posted on the windshield of each vehicle. At 10:15 AM, the used car area will be cleared and all customers will come to the

front of the sales office for final instructions and direction. When the $399.00 Sale begins at 11:00 AM, all customers will go back on the lot and find a car they might want to purchase. Whoever is sitting in the vehicle when the event begins will have the first chance to purchase that vehicle at the sale price. Prices will be cut to the rock bottom price including vehicles for only $399.00 (and, there are a minimum of 5 $399.00 vehicles. Simply, choose the vehicle you’re interested in, be the first one behind the wheel and you get the first opportunity to purchase that vehicle at the sale price. Sharpnack Ford will have special finance and credit analysts on hand. You can stop in to preregister or call in and ask for Sales. If you have had trouble obtaining auto financing in the past, don’t count yourself out. If you bring a current payroll stub and you driver’s license, chances are we can arrange financing for you. “This $399.00 Sale on Saturday will be the biggest we’ve ever had,” the Used Car Manager said. “I expect over 200 plus customers to leave Saturday with great cars at great prices.” If you’ve been waiting for a great deal on a great used car or truck, the wait is over! The $399.00 Sale on Saturday will be the perfect opportunity to get a quality car or truck at substantial savings while we drastically reduce our inventory.” The $399.00 Sale will be held at Sharpnack Ford, East US 224, Willard OH. Only one $399.00 vehicle per family, please. Questions can be directed to any sales professional at Sharpnack Ford at 419-935-4571 or 1-800-286-3343.

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Model trains and the story of Santa create holiday magic at Hayes Center FREMONT — There is real magic in a miniature train wending its way around an equally pint-size track, especially during the holidays. That magic transforms people of any age into smiling wide-eyed children. The Hayes Presidential Center’s Hayes Train Special model train display marks its 20th year of enchantment since opening Friday, Nov. 29. Eight model trains – all styles that have significance to 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes and his family – travel throughout a 12x24 course that includes mountains, tunnels, countryside, and villages. The three-tiered display rises to the ceiling, providing a visual

wonderland that also includes 19th-century trolleys and a decorated Christmas tree. Visitors are given control of aspects of the trains’ movements and some of the display’s animated features via a series of buttons. The exhibit, which continues through Jan. 5, 2014, is made possible through funding from title sponsors Croghan Colonial Bank and the Gordon W. Knight Family. Adding to the holidaytheme is an exhibit telling the story of Santa Claus. Santa through the 19th Century chronicles how early depictions of Santa evolved into the jolly, ho-ho-ho, elf we all know and love today. A series of exhibit panels also details how

‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ to open at Fremont Community Theatre on Friday FREMONT – Fremont Community Theatre, with special permission from Samuel French, Inc., has announced the upcoming production of Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, “Brighton Beach Memoirs” is a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middleclass Brooklyn walk-up. Fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, and her two young (but rapidly maturing) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity and some deeply emotional moments. This bittersweet memoir captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as Eugene’s father states “If you didn’t have a problem, you wouldn’t be living here.” Several area teens are playing large roles in this production. Portraying Eugene is 14-year-old Isaac Fraley, of Fremont. Fraley is no stranger to the FCT stage, having appeared previously in “A Christmas Story” and several of the Youth Theatre productions. Lukas Green, 18, also of Fremont, is playing Eugene’s older brother, Stanley. Their cousins, Laurie and Nora, are being played by Abby Havice, 15, of Fremont, and Kyleigh

Harrison, 18, of Bettsville. Portraying the adult members of the family are Brittney Forrester of Toledo, Cyndi Hineline, of Fremont, and Mike Fraley, of Fremont, who also happens to be Isaac’s reallife father. Director Jan Wilcox, of Perrysburg, and Assistant Director Pete Lowry, of Oak Harbor, are pleased with the actors’ portrayal of this family, and especially among the younger members of the cast. Fremont Community Theatre notes that there are some mild adult themes, as this is primarily a “coming of age” story, and advises that parents consider this before bringing children under age 13 to see it. There is also some mild language. Performances of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” will be held Dec. 6-8 and 13-15 at Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson Street, in Fremont. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for seniors and students and $12 for all others. Call 419-332-0695 or visit fremontcommunitytheatre. org to make reservations. Fremont Community Theatre is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing quality, award-winning theatre to Sandusky County and Northwest Ohio for more than 55 years. To learn how to become involved, visit fremontcommunitytheatre. org, or visit the Fremont Community Theatre page on Facebook.

Terra State Homecoming Dec. 7 FREMONT — Terra State Community College presents Holiday Homecoming 2013, “A Journey Home,” Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 at the Port Clinton Performing Arts Center, 821 Jefferson St., in Port Clinton; and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. at the Clyde High School Auditorium, 1015 Race St., in Clyde. The Homecoming will feature Terra Choral Society with Mens and Womens Choruses,

Michael J. Shirtz, conductor; Terra Children’s Choir, Jonathan Torrence, interim director; State of the Art, Eric Watts, director; and special guests Keith Barber, guitar; Justin Burel, piano; Tamara Kagy, flute; and Terra Student Brass Quartet. Tickets are $10 general admission and are available by calling the Terra Box Office at 419-5592379, through the Terra College Store or at the door.

Santa’s purpose also has changed. Admission to the Hayes Train Special and Santa through the 19th Century is included in the Hayes Museum ticket price of $7.50/adults, $6.50/seniors age 60+, and $3/children ages 6-12. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. (Closed Mondays, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. The Museum will close at 3 p.m. Dec. 24.) A finale to exhibition of the Hayes Train Special, a Model Train Clinic takes place 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Admission to the clinic is $2 per person. In the event of bad weather, the clinic will be canceled.

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FREMONT — The Hayes Presidential Center’s Hayes Train Special model train display marks its 20th year of enchantment opened Friday, Nov. 29. Eight model trains – all styles that have significance to 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes and his family – travel throughout a 12x24 course that includes mountains, tunnels, countryside, and villages. The three-tiered display rises to the ceiling, providing a visual wonderland that also includes 19th-century trolleys and a decorated Christmas tree. Visitors are given control of aspects of the trains’ movements and some of the display’s animated features via a series of buttons. The exhibit continues through Jan. 5, 2014.

Coats for Caring drive scheduled Saturday at The Sandusky Mall SANDUSKY — For the sixth year, BAS Broadcasting stations Mix 102-7 WCPZ, 1450am WLEC, and Coast Country 100.9 WMJK will be conducting the Coats For Caring drive at The Sandusky Mall. This year, the stations have teamed with Vacationland Federal Credit Union for the drive, which is Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m.2 p.m. in the Sandusky Mall’s Center Concourse, near Cheers and Ruby Tuesdays.

The VLFCU cuBe is stationed at the Mall, and area residents are asked to “Stuff The cuBe” with warm coats, jackets, scarves, gloves, and sweaters for both children and adults. The VLFCU cuBe is a vehicle, about the size of a living room-onwheels that is used for financial education and community involvement. It’s decked-out with a big-screen TV, seats and video games. The local stations are asking listeners to look in their closets for items

that are out-of-style, no longer fit, or simply don’t get worn. The clothes will be cleaned by The Laundry Center, on Perkins Avenue at Stahlwood in Sandusky, and then given to Jobs And Family Services Offices in Erie and Huron County for distribution to those in need. Clothing donations are also being taken this week at any Vacationland Federal Credit Union branch. BAS Broadcasting Fremont stations 92-1

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Opinion

VILLAGE IDIOT

Where have you gone, Norman Rockwell?

In 1955, there were 24 people at the Wintwell house for Thanksgiving. Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, Mom and Dad. Most of the guests walked to the house, since they all lived within a couple of blocks of each other. Uncle Fred didn’t come; he had settled in Los Angeles after the war. Except for the turkey and the Sunday clothes, it wasn’t much different than a normal day at the Wintwell house. Every day was pretty much a family gathering. Last Thanksgiving, there were eight people at the Wintwells’. No one walked, no one lived within a couple blocks of each other. No one lived within a couple of states of each other. Four of them had to fly in and two had day-long drives. Fred and Karin flew in from Denver. They spend alternate holidays between families, Thanksgiving at one house, Christmas at another. They have to fly to get to both of them. Sally and Haywood flew in from Chicago. They live in Chicago, but it still takes them almost an hour to get to O’Hare on a good day. On holidays, it’s more like two hours. The good news is that most of their flying is free. On almost every holiday flight they book, an announcement is made that if someone will give up their seats, the airline will put them on the very next flight out and give them a free trip to anywhere in the states. They almost always take the offer. Once they took two offers in one day. None of their kids, the Wintwells’ grandchildren, could make it. The kids that grew up in Colorado wanted to go to college in California. The kids that grew up in Chicago wanted to go to New York or Boston. But mostly they want to go to the University of Getting Away From My Parents. Then they take jobs in Getting Away From My Parents’ State, then they marry people who are Nothing Like My Parents. Families haven’t drift-

ed apart, they’ve exploded. And the strange thing is, they get their parents to pay for it. “But you’ll be home for Christmas, won’t you, darling?” “No, you’ll be paying for me to go to Cancun with my friends or I’ll never let you see the grandkids — when I have them.” That’s what goes for a tight-knit family now. There are bars in New York where you can pretend you’re back in Chicago, there are bars in L.A. where you can pretend you’re back in Colorado. There are bars in every state that cater to people who came there from other states. These places aren’t called “Mom’s” or “Dad’s” or even “Just Like Home.” They’re modeled after the bars where they hung out before they moved away. Stan and Barbara were supposed to fly in from Phoenix, but there was a storm in Atlanta so they missed their connecting flight. They turned around and flew back home, then called to say they would never travel on a holiday again and that if they wanted to have such a miserable experience in the future, they’d just go skinny-dipping in a jellyfish tank, thank you very much. But everyone was welcome to come to their house on the holidays from now on. Alan and Lindy drove from their second home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they live in the off-season and rent out in the summer. “That way nobody robs us when we’re not there,” Lindy volunteered. “But maybe they’re robbing your first house when you’re in your second one,” Fred said. “It’s in a gated community,” Lindy said. “Is that to keep you in or them out?” Haywood asked. Gloria Wintwell came in from the kitchen and set a golden-brown turkey on the table. “Doesn’t this look just like a Norman Rockwell painting?” she said. Contact Jim Mullen at JimMullenBooks.com.

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ON RELIGION

Classic Billy Graham at age 95 — one more time

The Rev. Billy Graham has been worried about the state of America’s soul for a long, long time. So it wasn’t surprising that — when preaching what could be his final sermon — the 95-year-old evangelist looked straight into the camera and talked about sin and tears, repentance and salvation. And the cross. “Our country’s in great need of a spiritual awakening. There have been times when I’ve wept as I’ve gone from city to city and I’ve seen how far people have wandered from God,” said Graham, in a message recorded in his North Carolina mountain home. “I want to tell people about the meaning of the cross. Not the cross that hangs on the wall or around someone’s neck, but the real cross of Christ. It’s scarred and bloodstained. His was a rugged cross. I know that many will react to this message, but it is the truth. And with all my heart, I want to leave you with the truth.” Simply called “The Cross,” the 30-minute documentary premiered on Fox News, as well as in churches nationwide. It included footage of Graham with leaders ranging from

the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to Pope John Paul II, from Johnny Carson to Johnny Cash. Graham has met with every U.S. president since Harry Truman and the video included John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. The video was also shown at a recent 95th birthday party for Graham in Asheville, N.C., that drew many prominent, and in some cases decidedly non-evangelical, conservatives — including Donald Trump, Greta Van Susteren and Rupert Murdoch. In his introduction, the Rev. Franklin Graham told viewers that his father’s message could “change your life and change the direction of this nation.” It would be hard, however, for critics to find any national politics in this message from the elderly Graham, said sociologist William Martin, author of “A Prophet With Honor: The Billy Graham Story.” In particular, there were no echoes of the 2012 advertisements in which the elder Graham was quoted as saying: “As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election could be my last. … I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and sup-

port the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman.” Instead, this video offered “classic Billy,” said Martin, reached by telephone. “Anyone who has been paying attention knows that at the heart of his preaching there has always been a message that this country is in pretty bad shape. That isn’t something he started saying just the other day,” he said. “I doubt there was anything new at all in this video and, from my point of view, that’s a good thing.” Nevertheless, Graham repeatedly told viewers that he knew some of his words would be offensive. “We deserve the cross. We deserve hell. We deserve judgment and all that that means,” he said. “I know that there are many people who dispute that. People don’t want to hear that they are sinners. To many people it’s an offense. The cross is offensive because it directly confronts to evil that dominates so much of this world. … “One reason that the cross is an offense to people is because it demands. It doesn’t suggest, it demands — a new lifestyle in ALL of us.”

Throughout the video, the voice of the frail preacher was mixed with the soaring cadences of the evangelist in the prime of life, his words rushing toward the moment when he urged seekers to come forward and make professions of faith. But this time, the sermon ended with the elderly Graham quietly speaking words he has said in thousands of sermons, to millions of listeners, around the world: “There is no other way of salvation except through the cross of Christ. Jesus said, ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man cometh to the Father except by me.’” Yes, the words were familiar, said Martin, but it was hard not be affected by the sobering images of the white-haired evangelical patriarch working so hard to share this message one more time. “That’s Billy Graham and this is what he has believed his whole life,” said the sociologist. “It’s like he was saying, ‘This is the old, old story and I’m going to tell it to you one more time.’” Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news.

Is it peacemongers or focus on goals? Six of the world’s major powers (the so-called P5 plus one) reached a historic phased agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear development to peaceful uses. It’s difficult to overstate this accomplishment, which bridges 33 years of broken diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Iran. The change has come as the result of an intense, unrelenting campaign of tough sanctions, military warnings and secret negotiations by President Obama and U.S. allies. It is equal in importance to President Ronald Reagan’s historic breakthrough with the Soviet Union on nuclear weapons. “Trust, but verify,” Reagan repeatedly said. The structure of the agreement with Iran, with Secretary of State John Kerry taking a leading

role in the negotiations, maintains that principle. This is a temporary, sixmonth agreement. There are steps of trust that Iran must take — steps that will be verified by the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency. In return, sanctions will be lessened, Iran will have access to about 7 percent of its frozen assets, and three-quarters of its oil revenues during this period will go into restricted accounts. The agreement includes unprecedented oversight and transparency. If Iran violates the agreement, the sanctions remain — and increase. “We can begin to chip away at the mistrust between our two nations,” President Obama said in his press conference announcing the agreement. Iranian Foreign

Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “I hope we can start restoring the lost confidence.” No agreement between any nations with a history of suspicions and distrust is possible without a willingness to take small, verifiable steps. There is a chorus against even these steps, including the unfortunately not unexpected reaction of some Congressional Republicans. But we have a choice. We can listen to warmongers and second-guessers who want to humiliate Iran regardless of the consequences. Or we can focus on the goal, which often requires, as Reagan recognized, allowing the other side its dignity. J Street, the selfdescribed “political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans,” tweeted, “This is a good deal.” The

U.S. State Department release said the agreement addresses “our most urgent concerns including Iran’s enrichment capabilities; its existing stockpiles of enriched uranium; the number and capabilities of its centrifuges; and its ability to produce weapons-grade plutonium using the Arak reactor.” “In return,” State says, “the P5 plus one will provide limited, temporary, targeted, and reversible relief to Iran…the overwhelming majority of the sanctions (remain) in place.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, though, called the agreement a “historic mistake,” and said Israel is not bound by the deal and reserves the right to defend itself. Reserving the right to defend one’s self does not make the

agreement a mistake. Trust but verify, and perhaps cautious optimism, were expressed by Israeli President Shimon Peres: “I would like to say to the Iranian people: You are not our enemies and we are not yours. There is a possibility to solve this issue diplomatically.” Before Netanyahu’s response becomes a gossip fest, we should note that President Obama called him. The two “reaffirmed their shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” Obama told Netanyahu that the U.S. and Israel should begin consultations immediately regarding efforts to negotiate a comprehensive solution. He said Israel has good reason to be skeptical about Iran’s intentions. And Secretary of State Kerry said that today that

the military option is still “on the table” if Iran does not live up to its part of the deal. The agreement with Iran, negotiated not by the United States alone, but by six of the world’s major powers, is a confidence-building “trust, but verify” plan. For example, Mark Hibbs, a senior associate of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, argued that Iran’s Arak reactor construction should be suspended. Indeed, the French stopped an agreement during previous meetings over the Arak reactor. This agreement stops its construction. Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic strategist, a political commentator and contributor to CNN and ABC News, and a contributing columnist to Ms. Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine.


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Sports

Sports Department

Amber Hatten — Sports Writer 419-483-4190 ext. 214 bvusports@civitasmedia.com

All-Ohio high school football team named Roster selected by The Associated Press includes 16 players from 7 school in the area COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Wednesday evening the Associated Press released the 2013 AllOhio high school football team for Divisions I-V, based on the recommendations of a state media panel. There were seven schools from the surrounding area, who had 16 players named to All-Ohio teams from

Divisions III, IV and V. The area schools who had players named to an All-Ohio team are Clyde, Perkins and Huron from the Sandusky Bay Conference (SBC), Tiffin Columbian, Norwalk and Ontario from the Northern Ohio League (NOL) and Western Reserve from the Firelands conference. DIVISION III

First Team OFFENSE: Linemen— Isiah Moore, Tiffin Columbian, 6-4, 205, sr.; Backs —Breck Turner, Norwalk, 6-1, 190, jr. DEFENSE: Linebackers— Kade Long, Clyde, 6-1, 220, jr. Backs —Dale Irby, Sandusky Perkins, 6-3, 180, sr. Second Team OFFENSE: Linemen

— Konner Garcia, Clyde, 6-0, 225, sr. Backs—Ryan Lynch, Tiffin Columbian, 5-10, 185, sr. Third Team OFFENSE: Linemen — Jacob Yaratch, Sandusky Perkins, 6-1, 250, jr. DEFENSE: Linemen — Kyle Lewis, Sandusky Perkins, 6-4, 215, sr. Punter— Griffin Rinner, Norwalk, 5-9, 165, fresh.

Special Mention Derek Gray, Clyde and Grant Hull, Norwalk DIVISION IV Second Team OFFENSE: Ends — Cameron Mack, Ontario, 6-3, 210, sr.; DIVISION V First Team D E F E N S E : Linebackers — Zach Souter, Huron, 6-4, 205, sr.; Backs — Cody

Thompson, Huron, 6-1, 190, sr. Second Team OFFENSE: Ends — Nate Good, Collins Western Reserve, 5-7, 140, sr. Special Mention Domenic Mayle, Huron For a full list of Divisions I-V players who were named AllOhio, visit our website, thebellevuegazette.com

Redmen wrestlers fare well in Ontario ONTARIO — Over the weekend the Bellevue middle school seventhand eighth-grade wrestling teams traveled to Ontario to compete in their first matches of the season. The Redmen finished in third place out of 17 teams. Three Redmen finished first in their respective weight class, in the 98 pound weight class was Treston Francis, who was 3-0 for the tournament. Also finishing first in the 160 pound weight class was Ethan Rollingson, who also finished 3-0 and the final first place finisher was Grant Spring in the 245 pound weight class who also finished 3-0 for the

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — In this Nov. 30, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer responds to cheers from fans in Michigan Stadium as his team takes the field before an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. It seems as if No. 2 Ohio State has spent the past three months in a pressure-cooker. The Buckeyes’ meet No. 10 Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday.

Task is simple for Buckeyes COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It might seem as if the pressure just keeps building and building on No. 2 Ohio State. That’s not really the case. “That’s the beauty about the position we’re in,” center Corey Linsley said. “We really do control our own destiny. We just have to win this game and then it’s all set for us.” Still, the risks and rewards are elevated — even after the Buckeyes’ biggest win of the season against archrival Michigan. Now they have to turn right around and play yet another major showdown. They meet No. 10 Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday — the latest in a long line of games which have required focusing on the task at hand instead of Big Ten, big bowl and BCS dreams. In a way, however, as the long season has unfolded, it’s actually easier to concentrate and discard all the extraneous white noise. Roll the dice, play the game, see what happens. A lot of the pressure went away on Saturday night, after the Buckeyes had pulled out a 42-41 win at Michigan Stadium. The Buckeyes were about 30 minutes north of Columbus when they saw on the TV sets and their smartphones on the team bus that Auburn had shocked top-ranked

Alabama on a last-play, 100-plusyard return of a missed field goal. That not only pushed the Buckeyes into the coveted No. 2 spot in the BCS rankings behind Florida State, but it also touched off a wild celebration on the bus. Cell-phone video of the moment when it was all but assured that Ohio State would move up a spot into control of a national championship berth showed screaming, laughing and a lot of back-slapping and high-fiving. “That was a real exciting moment because a lot of guys were watching the game on the bus,” linebacker Ryan Shazier said. “A lot of guys got hyped from it. That something like this fell into our favor, everything just played out like it should have.” Now it’s up to the Buckeyes (12-0) to not let this chance slip through their fingers against the Spartans (11-1) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. “We have done everything we need to do up to this point,” Linsley said. “We can’t start doing things that we haven’t done. We’ve never paid attention to the BCS. Never. That’s never been our primary focus — to jump somebody in the BCS. Our primary focus every week was to win the game by as many points as we needed to win. We can’t start changing stuff up now.”

It would be easy to let up. The Buckeyes survived a last-minute two-point conversion pass that was intercepted by Tyvis Powell to beat Michigan in an instant classic. Now is when the more experienced players need to show and tell the others how to stay the course. Coach Urban Meyer, 24-0 on the Buckeyes sideline to extend a school-record winning streak, is convinced that the seniors on the team are strong enough leaders to not permit a letdown or a loss of focus. Ohio State edged Michigan State 17-16 a year ago in a game that the Buckeyes trailed at halftime but came back to win. It helped set them on course for where they are now — within reach of all of their goals. They just need to win the next game — the Big Ten’s best offense (Ohio State) against its best defense (Michigan State) — in a make-or-break game for both teams. Of course, this focus thing works both ways. The Spartans can leap into the BCS picture, or at the very least assure themselves of a Rose or other top bowl, by upsetting the Buckeyes. It’s not as if they’re satisfied to have merely reached the title game.

Football state finals start tonight COLUMBUS, Ohio – The pairings, game times and locations of the football state championship games have been finalized by Ohio High School Athletic Association following the state semifinal games. The championships kick off Thursday night in Stark County, which has hosted the finals since 1990. The 2013 Ohio state football state championship games are listed below, with home teams listed first.2=

Tonight, Thursday, Dec. 5: Division III: Akron St. VincentSt. Mary (14-0) vs. TrotwoodMadison (11-2), 7 p.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Friday, Dec. 6 Division VI: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Haviland Wayne Trace (13-1), 11 a.m. at Canton Fawcett Stadium Division IV: Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (10-4) vs. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (13-1), 3 p.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Division II: Cleveland Glenville

(13-1) vs. Loveland (14-0), 7 p.m. at Canton Fawcett Stadium Saturday, Dec. 7 Division V: Columbus Bishop Hartley (13-1) vs. Coldwater (12-2), 11 a.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Division I: Mentor (13-1) vs. Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (13-1), 3 p.m. at Canton Fawcett Stadium Division VII: Glouster Trimble (14-0) vs. Maria Stein Marion Local (14-0), 7 p.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

tournament. Two Redmen finished the tournament with second-place wins, Colton Ray, 150 weight class and Nick Smythe, 172 weight class. One third-place finisher, Logan Smith, 92 weight class and one fourth place finisher, Dylan Hundley, 86 weight class. The remaining Redmen that competed were Daniel Godfrey, 104, Aaron Lahman, 110, Hunter Singleton, 116, Quenton Hale, 122, Caleb Adams, 134 and Brock Beier, 205. The Redmen middle school wrestlers will compete again on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Clyde. The Clyde Duals matches will begin at 9 a.m.

Redmen to host Bob Bailey invitational The Bellevue High School At h l e t i c Department will be hosting the 37th annual Bob Bailey Bellevue Wrestling Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Bellevue High School Gymnasium. The teams that will be competing this year’s tournament are: Bellevue, Carey, Fostoria, Margaretta, Oak Harbor, Sandusky St. Mary C.C., Wellington, Western Reserve, and Woodmore. Wrestling will begin at 10 a.m. The finals will start at approximately 6 p.m.

Adult tickets for the entire day and night will be $8. Student tickets for all day and night will cost $6.00. Tickets for only the finals evening session will cost $6 for adults and $4 for students. There will be no senior citizen passes accepted or league passes accepted for this invitational. The Clothes Hanger will be selling special Bob Bailey T-shirts for $10; there will also be a 50/50 raffle from 10 a.m. until noon.

Browns quarterback carousel is busted up TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer

BEREA, Ohio — The Browns’ muddled quarterback situation has gotten messier. They have four quarterbacks. No starter. With Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell both recovering from concussions, and two new quarterbacks on the roster, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski will wait until later this week — and maybe until game time — to name his starter for Sunday’s game at New England. Chudzinski doesn’t know if or when Weeden and Campbell will be medically cleared to practice, so there’s nothing he can do but be patient. Even for the Browns, who have had three different quarterbacks start games this season and used an NFL-high 20 starters since 1999, this is new territory. Unwelcome territory. For once, the Browns’ quarterback carousel isn’t spinning. It’s stalled. “It’s a very fluid situation, unique, one that I haven’t necessarily been around,” said Chudzinski,

who had the Browns at 3-2 in his first season before they dropped six of seven and out of playoff contention. Free agent Caleb Hanie, signed by the Browns on Tuesday, struggled to describe Cleveland’s strange dilemma. With Campbell out last week, the Browns signed Alex Tanney off Dallas’ practice squad. And when Weeden was diagnosed with a concussion following Sunday’s loss to Jacksonville, the Browns brought in Hanie, who has been out of the league since he was released by Baltimore in August. Hanie had been staying sharp by throwing to a friend on his high school’s field in Forney, Texas. That’s a long way from facing the Patriots and their defensive-minded coach Bill Belichick in Foxborough, Mass. Hanie worked out for the Browns last week, but the team decided instead to sign Tanney. Chudzinski planned to have Hanie and Tanney divide the plays with Cleveland’s first-team offense in Wednesday’s practice.


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Norman Rockwell painting sells for $46M ULA ILNYTZKY

while “Walking to Church” fetched a little more than $3.2 million. For nearly two NEW YORK — A Norman decades, all three had been on Rockwell painting titled loan at the Norman Rockwell “Saying Grace” has been sold Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., at a New York City auction for which has the world’s largest a record $46 million. collection of original Rockwell Sotheby’s says it’s the high- art located in the artist’s homeest price ever paid at auction town. for an American painting and Rockwell was paid $3,500 for for a work by the Saturday “Saying Grace.” It appeared on Evening Post illustrator. The the cover of the magazine’s buyer wasn’t disclosed. Thanksgiving issue in 1951 and The painting had a pre-sale was voted Post readers’ favorestimate of $15 million to $20 ite cover in a 1955 poll. million. In 2006, Sotheby’s sold The idea for the illustration Rockwell’s “Breaking Home came from a reader who saw Ties” for more than $15 mil- a Mennonite family praying in lion, then a record. a restaurant. Rockwell’s son, The previous record for an Jarvis, was among the models American painting was set in the artist used for the drawing. 1999, also at Sotheby’s. George The illustrator, who created Bellows’ work titled “Polo his first cover for the Post in Crowd” sold for $27.7 million. 1916, is celebrated for his reflec“Saying Grace” depicts tions of small-town America a crowded restaurant with a and portraits of famous figures. grandmother and grandson Rockwell spent 47 years at the bowed in prayer at their table. magazine and produced 321 Another Rockwell painting, covers. He died in 1978. “The Gossips,” sold Wednesday “The Gossips,” which was a for just under $8.5 million, cover illustration for the March 6A - The Bellevue Gazette

6, 1948, issue, depicts a montage of the artist’s neighbors, wife Mary and Rockwell himself finger-wagging and yammering on the phone. “Walking to Church” appeared on the cover of the April 4, 1953, issue and shows a family dressed in their Sunday best walking along a city street. Rockwell based it on a painting by Johann Vermeer. The trio, along with four other Rockwell works, were being sold by the family of Kenneth Stuart, Rockwell’s longtime art director at the magazine. The sale comes years after a legal fight among Stuart’s three sons. Rockwell and Stuart worked together at the magazine for 18 years. Laurie Norton Moffatt, director at the Rockwell museum, has expressed hope that the three Rockwells will eventually be returned. “We cared for them like children. … We hope they come back some day. We believe that’s where they belong,” she said.

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NEW YORK — A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” has been sold at a New York City auction for a record $46 million. Sotheby’s says it’s the highest price ever paid at auction for an American painting and for a work by the Saturday Evening Post illustrator. It was among seven works by The Saturday Evening Post illustrator which went on sale at Sotheby’s in New York on Dec. 4. The buyer wasn’t disclosed.

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Senior Madison Scagnetti lights the candle of Leadership Tuesday evening during the Bellevue School National Honor Society induction ceremony. A total of 29 new members were inducted into the Alfred Ross Chapter of the National Honor Society.

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Twenty-nine Bellevue High School students were honored during a formal candlelight initiation of the school’s Alfred Ross Chapter of National Honor Society held Tuesday evening in the BHS cafeteria. The 7 p.m. ceremony saw 14 seniors and 15 juniors become the newest members of the national organization in front of a crowd of family and friends. Presiding over the service were current officers of National Honor Society, including President Heidi Brubaker, Vice President McKenzie Adkins, Secretary Kennedy Pierce, and Treasurer Allison McKinney. The evening began with a piano processional by Sarah Guy as the students entered the room and took their places before the raised dais where chapter advisers Jill Mohr and Jane Motley were seated, along with BHS Principal Nate Artino. Heidi Brubaker served as mistress of ceremonies, introducing the speakers, each of whom offered insight into the four criteria for membership: Character, scholarship, leadership and character. Janelle Watson addressed “character” while Amy Roth spoke on “scholarship,” Madison Scagnetti on “leadership”

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A total of 15 juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society on Tuesday evening. New members include, seated from left to right, Taylor Andrews, Sarah Bedell, Robin Coffelt, Victoria Daiello, Alivia Dean, Tara Eisenhauer and Michaela Fox. Back row, from left, Adrienne Gillett, Bryan Hickey, Tabitha Hossler, Cory Huddleston, Sarah Hunker, Bianca Natole, Carly Santoro and Hannah Weasner.

There were a total of 14 seniors inducted into this years National Honor Society. New members included, seated from left to right, Shelby Black, Taylor Cheek, Joan Cmar, Mackenzie Grant, Allison Guenther, Kendra Henry and Joshua McNeely. Back row, from left, Harleigh Norman, Halle Seymour, Tiffany Smith, Jake Turner, Brianna Widman, Brooke Wolfe and Jessica Zeitz.

and Allison McKinney on “service.” Asked to stand by class, the seniors and juniors each received a lighted candle before a poem was read by McKenzie Adkins. Mrs. Mohr then led the group in the recitation of the National

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still going on!” The gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, shot his way into the school the morning of Dec. 14 and killed 20 children and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle. He also killed his mother in their Newtown home before driving to the school. Newtown police officers arrived at the school within four minutes of the first 911 call, but nearly six minutes passed before they entered the building as they sorted out concerns over a possible second shooter, according to a prosecutor’s report issued last week. It’s not clear whether the delay made a difference because Lanza killed himself one minute after the first officer arrived on the scene, according to the report. In one of the recordings released Wednesday, dispatchers were heard making calls to Connecticut state police that apparently rang unanswered. One of the three unanswered calls rang for at least 50 seconds. State police picked up on a fourth call. But state police had already been dispatched to the school by the time those calls were made, according to a timeline and call log supplied by Newtown officials. In all, seven recordings of landline calls from inside the school to Newtown police were posted Wednesday. Calls that were

routed to state police are the subject of a separate, pending freedom of information request by the AP. Prosecutors opposed the tapes’ release, arguing among other things that the recordings could cause the victims’ families more anguish. “We all understand why some people have strong feelings about the release of these tapes. This was a horrible crime,” said Kathleen Carroll, AP executive editor and senior vice president. “It’s important to remember, though, that 911 tapes, like other police documents, are public records. Reviewing them is a part of normal newsgathering in a responsible news organization.” As the town prepared to release the recordings, the superintendent of Newtown schools, John Reed, advised parents to consider limiting their families’ exposure to the media. On the day of the shooting, the AP requested 911 calls and police reports, as it and other news organizations routinely do in their newsgathering. Newtown’s police department effectively ignored the AP’s request for months until the news cooperative appealed to the state’s Freedom of Information Commission, which said in September that the recordings should be released.

a thousand reasons that one country after another is surpassing our achievement, and I have yet to find a good excuse,” said Marc Tucker, president of the National Center on Education and the Economy. About half a million students in 65 nations and educational systems took part in the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment,

Artino before the conclusion of the ceremony. The serving of refreshments wrapped up the evening event. Initiated were: Seniors: Shelby Black, Taylor Cheek, Joan Cmar, Mackenzie Grant, Allison

Guenther, Kendra Henry, Joshua McNeely; Harleigh Norman, Halle Seymour, Tiffany Smith, Jacqueline Turner, Brianne Widman, Brooke Wolfe and Jessica Zeitz. Juniors: Taylor Andrews, Sarah Bedell, Robin Coffelt,

Victoria Daiello, Alivia Dean, Tara Eisenhauer, Michaela Fox, Adrienne Gillett; B r ya n H i c ke y, Tabitha Hossler, Cory Huddleston, Sarah Hunker, Bianca Natole, Carly Santoro, and Hannah Weasner.

or PISA, which is coordinated by the Parisbased Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD. Most results come from a sampling of scores from countries as a whole, but in China it was given in select regions. The Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics released the

results. The test, given every three years to 15-year-olds, is designed to assess students’ problem-solving skills. U.S. scores on the PISA haven’t changed much since testing started in 2000, even as students in countries like Ireland and Poland have shown improvement and surpassed U.S. students. Irish Education Minister Ruairi Quinn

said the results reflected improvements among Ireland’s lower-achieving students, even as the country’s top students underperformed compared to those in other countries. In Britain, scores were about the same as three years ago, prompting debate about why the country has not improved despite increased spending on education.

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