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State faces flooding woes following heavy rains GOOD MORNING Red Cross plans local blood drives The American Red Cross is encouraging people to make new year’s resolutions to help patients in need through regular blood donations. The Red Cross will provide these blood donation opportunities in the new year in Steuben County: • Thursday, Jan. 2, from 12:30-5 p.m. at Hamilton United Methodist Church, 7780 S. Wayne St., Hamilton, where each donor will get a 2-ounce brick of Dunkin Donuts coffee and a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee; • Friday, Jan. 3, from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Fremont Community Church, 601 N. Coldwater St. in Fremontwhere each donor will get a 2-ounce brick of Dunkin Donuts coffee and a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee; • Wednesday, Jan. 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Helmer United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall, 7530 South S.R. 327 in Helmer; and • Monday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fairview Missionary Church in the classrooms, 525 East 200N, Angola. This is a Give Blood. Get a Cookie. blood drive. Donors can enjoy Girl Scout cookies in the refreshment area. People who are at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent in Indiana), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements. A blood donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Reprints of all KPC photos can be purchased online at under Marketplace: Photo Reprints.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy weekend rains from a massive storm system dumped nearly seven inches of rain on parts of Indiana, leaving many of the state’s rivers and streams flooded and sparking a series of water rescues, authorities said Sunday. Between three and five inches of rain fell across central and southern Indiana over three days starting Friday, with the National Weather Service reporting 6.75 inches of rainfall about five miles south of Vincennes in southwestern Indiana. Flood warnings were posted along numerous rivers and

streams, including the Big Blue River, which was projected to crest Monday in Shelbyville, about 25 miles southeast of Indianapolis. Shelby County emergency management director Mike Schantz said floodwaters were threatening to overflow the banks of many other rivers and streams, including Sugar Creek at New Palestine. Schantz told The Indianapolis Star ( ) that many residents living in low-lying areas were driven from their homes by floodwaters and evacuated to Shelbyville High School. By Sunday morning, he said,

all of those residents were able to leave the shelter, but emergency crews were keeping an eye on water levels. “Things are pretty stable at the moment,” Schantz said. “We’re kind of in a wait-and-see … we’ve done about all the sandbagging we can.” Shelbyville and surrounding areas could see flooding similar to 2005 levels, when Shelby County and many counties south of Indianapolis experienced their worst bout of flooding in 70 years, he said. Joe Skowronek, a meteorologist with the weather service’s Indianapolis office, said the

heaviest rains from the weekend storm fell in an area running from southwestern Indiana to just south of Indianapolis and then into eastern and southeastern counties. Rainfall amounts in those areas were generally between four and five inches. Conservation officers rescued a southwestern Indiana man Saturday night who clung barefoot for about three hours to a Pike County bridge abutment after floodwaters swept him off his four-wheeler. Michael D. Christmas, 30, of Velpen had been returning home from work in Otwell when he was swept off his vehicle.

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Terrie Beckley stands at B&J Medical in Kendallville among some of the toys and clothes collected for children through the Miracle Tree

program of Noble County. Christmas presents were distributed to families Dec. 15.

Making Christmas miracles Woman began program to help kids during holidays BY JAMES TEW

KENDALLVILLE — On a cold December night, Terrie Beckley sits behind a table not far from the machines at B&J Medical, meticulously keeping a log of donated toys and requests from needy families. Dressed in a red sweatshirt and wearing a Santa hat with a Colts logo on the front, the Albion resident looks like she could be one of the jolly old elf’s helpers. And she is. For 26 years, Beckley has overseen the Noble County Miracle Tree, which provides toys and clothes to needy families during the Christmas season. The program began as a Daisy Girl Scout project for Beckley’s



daughter and her troop. “There was a little girl in Albion that weighed 2 pounds when she was born and her family was struggling and just having a real hard time at Christmas,” Beckley said. “We collected gifts for her and some money for bills and then we did a couple more kids, so we ended up with eight the first year.” The troop decided to continue doing the project each year, but eventually it grew too large for the scouts to manage.

Learn more in video Terrie Beckley talks more about Miracle Tree and its volunteers in video at Scan the QR code to watch it on your tablet or smartphone.

The program will provide gifts to 340 children this year; some years have seen as many as 700. Miracle Tree serves families throughout Noble County, except in Kendallville and Avilla/LaOtto where local programs exist. Each

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first full day of winter brought a wild mix of weather across the U.S. on Sunday: ice and high wind in the Great Lakes and New England areas, flooding in the South, snow in the Midwest and record-shattering temperatures in the 60s and 70s along the mid-Atlantic. Snow and ice knocked out power to 400,000 homes and businesses in Michigan, upstate New York and northern New England, and also left more than 400,000 people without electricity in eastern Canada. It could be days before the lights are back on everywhere. As of midafternoon, more than 500 airline flights had been canceled and about 3,800 delayed, according to aviation tracking website The icy weather was expected to make roads hazardous through at least Monday from the upper Midwest to northern New England during one of the busiest travel times of the year. In Kentucky, five people were killed in flooding caused by the storm system. The bodies of three people were pulled from Rolling Fork River on Sunday after their vehicle was swept away by floodwaters, a fourth person drowned in Carroll County after a



Obama health care overhaul top news story of 2013 NEW YORK (AP) — The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. The saga of “Obamacare” — as the Affordable Care Act is widely known — received 45 first-place votes out of the 144 ballots cast for the top 10 stories. The marathon bombing received 29 first-place votes and the papal transition 21. Other strong contenders were the bitter partisan conflict in Congress and the leaks about National Security Agency surveillance by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden. Last year, the top story was the massacre of 26 children and staff at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. That result came after a rare decision by the AP to re-conduct the voting; the initial round of balloting had ended Dec.

13, a day before the Newtown shooting, with the 2012 election at the top. The first AP top-stories poll was conducted in 1936, when editors chose the abdication of Britain’s King Edward VIII. Here are 2013’s top 10 stories, in order: HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL: The White House had hoped the Oct. 1 launch of open enrollment would be a showcase for the upside of Obama’s much-debated overhaul. Instead, the website became a symbol of dysfunction, providing Republicans and late-night comics with ammunition, and worrying the president’s Democratic allies. The site gradually improved, but a wave of cancellation notices from insurers undercut Obama’s oft-repeated promise that people who liked their existing coverage could keep it. BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING: In seconds, a scene of celebration transformed into one SEE 2013, PAGE A6


Man injured in wreck A Stroh man was injured when he was ejected from the vehicle he drove, seen above, Saturday, the Orland Fire Department said. Rescue crews were called to the 5000 block of North C.R. 1100E in LaGrange County at about 6:30 p.m. EMTs found the single occupant of the vehicle ejected and laying in a field about 30 feet from a Ford Explorer which had gone airborne and struck a large tree. The cause of the accident is unknown. Driver Robert Johnson of Stroh was transported to a Fort Wayne hospital. His condition was not available Sunday. Assisting at the scene were the Orland Town Marshal, Steuben County deputies, Indiana State Police, Parkview LaGrange EMS and Steuben County Communications.




Water concerns in South Bend area

Canada geese not to be found at area marsh There’s an open field in the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in northwest Indiana, a field of many acres where nothing grows but grass, not a tree or a bush. There are trees around OUTDOOR that field. Beyond the NOTES trees to the northwest is a wetland, a Neil Case marsh. Woodland and marsh are appropriate habitats for an area devoted to wildlife, not a field of grass. Yet hundreds, thousands of people with binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras visit Jasper-Pulaski in fall, park on the east side of that field late in the day, then get out and stand at a fence or climb the steps to an observation platform where they stand staring out across that open field.

SOUTH BEND (AP) — St. Joseph County health officials say a yearlong test of contaminated wells in Gilmer Park and Granger points to septic systems as the source. The South Bend Tribune reports that health officials are concerned that 59 percent of Gilmer Park homes and 25 percent of Granger homes have high or exceedingly high levels of nitrates in their water. A report released last week shows high nitrate, chloride, pharmaceutical and isotope levels for five private and nine test wells from Granger, as well as four private wells in Gilmer Park. Nitrates can cause breathing trouble and other ailments, especially in infants. Water samples were taken monthly in Granger over a year. Samples in Gilmer Park were taken twice, over two months. Marc Nelson, environmental health director for the county, said several Granger wells tested above the county’s threshold, and the average nitrates level of the four residential wells was 5.21 mg/L. This average omits one of the private wells that was dug at 95 feet, which is extraordinarily deep for a private well. That well is at the fire station and distorts some of the averages, he said. Three of four wells tested in Gilmer Park averaged 7.32 mg/L nitrates. The Environmental Protection Agency says drinking water maximum nitrate limits should be no more than 10 milligrams per liter, or 10 parts per million — above that, and it’s not safe to drink. The county health department has stricter standards of 6 mg/L, or 6 PPM, Nelson said. “At 6 PPM, we are concerned. Some areas have set the limit at 3 PPM,” Nelson said. “At 3 PPM, we know you’re impacted.” The report also provides chloride, nitrogen and oxygen isotopes levels, which all point to human waste, or products that humans solely use, such as water softeners in the case of high chloride results, Nelson said. “The chloride is telling us something — that it’s coming from humans,” Nelson said. “It’s coming from us and the products we use.” Nelson said a working group examining the well issues will meet next month to discuss possible solutions. He urged residents who are concerned to have their water tested and install filtration systems.

Forty to 45 years ago, only a few acres of that field were open grassland. Then, too, Canada geese were uncommon nesters in Indiana. And the manager of the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, J-P it’s commonly called, was interested in Canada geese and doing everything he could to increase the number that nested at J-P and in the area around it. He got live Canada geese, hauled them to J-P and released them. He got Canada goose eggs, hatched them in an incubator and released goslings at J-P when they were old enough to survive on their own. He had that field cleared by bulldozer and seeded to create that grassy field. He called it the goose pasture. It was an area where geese could browse, feed and rest, an area with a marsh nearby. Canada geese did increase at J-P, and they gathered and fed in that field. They increased and they spread to surrounding areas. Then they were


Sandhill cranes fly above the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Aea in northwestern Indiana.

spread, deliberately, trapped and released on other fish and wildlife Areas. Then they were trapped and released on private land. A land owner who had a pond or a marsh with a pasture or other open field nearly could contact the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, somebody from the DNR would look at his land and if they considered it suitable, a pair of Canada geese would often be released there. Some members of the DNR called this program “a goose for you, too.” Everybody who drives anywhere in the northern half of Indiana knows how well the effort to establish more nesting Canada geese in Indiana succeeded. Gaggles of Canada geese are a nuisance in many

places. There’s an early hunting season on Canada geese every year early in the fall, early so hunters will get geese that are resident in the state, not migrants going through. Sandhill cranes have increased too, in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. Migrating sandhill cranes fly a short distance when migrating south in fall, then gather and feed in an area for a time before continuing south. J-P is such an area. At night when they are at J-P, sandhill cranes roost standing in shallow water in the marsh. During the day they fly out in small flocks, then feed in grain and grassy fields around J-P. Late in the afternoon they return to J-P, flock after flock flying in, gathering, but not in the

marsh. They land in the goose pasture, now more appropriately the crane field. With other members of my family I visited J-P twice recently. Both times we got to J-P late in the afternoon, drove around looking for and spotting flocks of cranes in the air and in fields around J-P, then drove to J-P, parked by the goose pasture, got out and stood by the fence watching as flock after flock, often several flocks at once coming from different directions, flew in and landed. Before they rose to go to the marsh to roost through the night there were thousands of sandhill cranes in a field once called the goose pasture — and we didn’t see a single Canada goose.

State facing erosion of its fiscal foundation INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s fiscal picture is looking good roughly one year after former Gov. Mitch Daniels left office with about $2 billion in cash reserves and a strong credit rating, but the next few years could leave the state in a fiscal pinch nonetheless. The state is continuing to crawl out of the recession, with depressed earnings by many residents and an improving, but persistently high unemployment rate. The State Budget Committee had to downgrade expectations last week, after state budget and tax forecasters came back with an expectation the state will collect $298 million less than expected over the next two years. The pinch will likely weigh most on Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who is heading into his second year with a potentially pricey legislative agenda. The governor’s plan to expand the state’s school voucher program to preschool-age

children and teachers carries an unstated price tag. And eliminating the personal property tax, which accounts for about $1 billion in local revenues each year, would require some sort of backfilling of money, either by the state, local governments or some mix of the two. In particular, the personal property tax, which is levied on business equipment, has depressed economic growth in Indiana, he said. “It discourages companies from investing in new technology and the expansion of their businesses. As the most manufacturing-intensive state in the nation, we are holding back new capital investment because of our business personal property tax,” Pence said in prepared remarks last week, laying out his case for the tax cut. The state’s fiscal footing is one of the best in the nation. Indiana has maintained a top credit rating from the major bond-rating companies, the

state still has a cash reserve of close to $2 billion and lawmakers found money in the most recent budget to retire old debt and pay for some new capital projects without accruing new debt. But those tax cuts, combined with declining tax collections, are squeezing the pot of money leaders have to work with. If the business tax cut goes through, it will be the third consecutive session featuring a significant tax cut. Lawmakers started to phase out the state’s inheritance tax in 2012 and they signed off on further cuts this past session, including a portion of the income tax cut Pence asked for. Shortly before lawmakers received the grim budget news last week, the economist kept on contract by the state said Indiana should expect to see steady growth over the next few years. The state’s unemployment rate has continued a steady decline and auto parts makers have the potential to spur more growth.

Alcohol laws challenged INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana liquor laws that date from the days of Prohibition are facing a challenge from the state’s largest beer distributor, which argues it should be able to supply liquor to bars, restaurants and stores. Monarch Beverage Co. has filed suit against the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, alleging a state

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law that prohibits alcohol wholesalers from supplying both beer and liquor violates the U.S. Constitution. Monarch officials say that after Prohibition, state politicians doled out licenses for liquor, and county officials handled those for beer. Alcohol wholesaling has remained separate since. “The General Assembly has never provided an official explanation for why it chose to prohibit beer wholesalers from holding a liquor permit,” Monarch argues in its suit. “The available evidence,

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however, suggests that this restriction was enacted to further a post-Prohibition patronage system that operated to the benefit of state and local politicians.” The Indianapolis Business Journal reports the lawsuit is the latest challenge to Indiana’s alcohol laws, which lawmakers have been reluctant to change. Grocery and convenience stores wanting to sell cold beer have raised a similar challenge, arguing that the law governing cold-beer sales violates the 14th Amendment by favoring “one class of retail over another.” Monarch has tried the last four legislative sessions to advance a bill supporting its position, without success. Ed Feigenbaum, publisher of Indiana Legislative Insight, said that isn’t likely to change next year. “In the short session, it’s probably unlikely, particularly with a lawsuit pending,” he said. Liquor distributors say a change to the laws would allow Monarch to create a monopoly. Marc Carmichael, president of the Indiana Beverage Alliance, notes that Monarch already is the sole distributor of Miller and Coors products in 69 of Indiana’s 92 counties. It reaches the entire state when the wine and craft beers that it distributes are factored in, he said.

“It’ll be difficult for lawmakers to rationalize additional spending or even budget cuts given the new revenue forecast.” John Ketzenberger Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute

• All of it could keep lawmakers cautious during the upcoming session, say Indiana budget observers. “Although the economic forecast is optimistic, the state expects less revenue than when the budget was written last May,” said John Ketzenberger, president of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute, which tracks the state budget and other fiscal issues. “The improving economy’s just not producing as much tax

revenue at this point and the conservative revenue forecast reflects that. It’ll be difficult for lawmakers to rationalize additional spending or even budget cuts given the new revenue forecast.” Pence has continued the tightfisted budgeting Daniels established, but unexpected downturns have still hampered some goals. He responded to news that monthly tax collections had dipped $141 million by selling the state plane and cutting agency and higher education budgets. And the state lost $63 million a year from the national tobacco settlement after a federal arbitrator determined the state had not done enough to collect settlement proceeds from small tobacco manufacturers. Winning new programs and tax cuts from the Legislature may have to wait another year, until lawmakers begin work on their next budget and have a better idea of the long-term fiscal trends.



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Briefs • Al-Qaida apologizes for hospital attack CAIRO (AP) — In a rare public apology, the militant leader of al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen has said that one of his fighters disobeyed orders and attacked a hospital attached to the Defense Ministry during a December assault that killed 52 people. Qassim al-Rimi, commander of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, said in a video posted on militant websites that the attackers were warned in advance not to enter the hospital within the complex, nor a place for prayer there. But he said one fighter did. “Now we acknowledge our mistake and guilt,” al-Rimi said in a video released late Saturday by al-Qaida’s media arm al-Mallahem. “We offer our apology and condolences to the victims’ families. We accept full responsibility for what happened in the hospital and will pay blood money for the victims’ families.” The apology seemed prompted by Yemen state television earlier broadcasting a video showing a gunman attacking doctors and other hospital staff.


Target victim of weak card security NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target’s stores will get worse before they get better. That’s in part because U.S. credit and debit cards rely on an easy-to-copy magnetic strip on the back of the card, which stores account information using the same technology as cassette tapes. “We are using 20th century cards against 21st century hackers,” says Mallory Duncan, general counsel at the National Retail Federation. “The thieves have moved on but the cards have not.” In most countries outside the U.S., people carry cards that use digital chips to hold account

information. The chip generates a unique code every time it’s used. That makes the cards more difficult for criminals to replicate. So difficult that they generally don’t bother. “The U.S. is the top victim location for card counterfeit attacks like this,” says Jason Oxman, chief executive of the Electronic Transactions Association. The breach that exposed the credit card and debit card information of as many as 40 million Target customers who swiped their cards between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 is still under investigation. It’s unclear how the breach occurred and what data, exactly, criminals have. Although security experts say no security system is fail-safe, there are several

measures stores, banks and credit card companies can take to protect against these attacks. Companies haven’t further enhanced security because it can be expensive. And while global credit and debit card fraud hit a record $11.27 billion last year, those costs accounted for just 5.2 cents of every $100 in transactions, according to the Nilson Report, which tracks global payments. Another problem: retailers, banks and credit card companies each want someone else to foot most of the bill. Card companies want stores to pay to better protect their internal systems. Stores want card companies to issue more sophisticated cards. Banks want to preserve the profits they get from older

processing systems. Card payment systems work much the way they have for decades. The magnetic strip on the back of a credit or debit card contains the cardholder’s name, account number, the card’s expiration date and a security code different from the three or four-digit security code printed on the back of most cards. When the card is swiped at a store, an electronic conversation is begun between two banks. The store’s bank, which pays the store right away for the item the customer bought, needs to make sure the customer’s bank approves the transaction and will pay the store’s bank. On average, the conversation takes 1.4 seconds.

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Rebels hold key city in South Sudan KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan’s central government lost control of the capital of a key oil-producing state on Sunday, the military said, as renegade forces loyal to a former deputy president seized more territory in fighting that has raised fears of full-blown civil war in the world’s newest country. Bentiu, the capital of oil-rich Unity state, is now controlled by a military commander loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, said Col. Philip Aguer, the South Sudanese military spokesman. “Bentiu is in the hands of a commander who has declared support for Machar,” he said. “Bentiu is not in our hands.” The armed rebels were said to be in control days earlier of some of South Sudan’s oil fields, which have historically been a target for rebel movements, endangering the country’s economic lifeblood. South Sudan gets nearly 99 percent of its government budget from oil revenues, and the country reportedly earned $1.3 billion in oil sales in just five months this year.

People • Town stands behind ‘Duck Dynasty’ star WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — “Faith. Family. Ducks.” It’s the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small north Robertson Louisiana town. It’s perhaps most on display at the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, where the Robertson family prays and preaches most Sunday mornings. The family — including patriarch Phil Robertson, who ignited a controversy last week when he told a magazine reporter that gays are sinners and African-Americans were happy under Jim Crow laws — were in a front pew this past Sunday. And standing by beliefs they say are deeply rooted in their reading of the Bible. The rest of the flock, decked out in Duck Dynasty hats and bandannas, stood by the family and the sentiments Phil Robertson expressed.



In this Nov. 30 photo, Ahmed Maher, with sunglasses, the leader of the April 6 youth group that had a leading role in the 2011 uprising against former president Hosni Mubarak, tries to turn himself into prosecutors

over an arrest warrant that charges him of inciting demonstrations against the new protest law, in Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt imprisons protest leaders CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court handed down prison sentences to three of the country’s most prominent youth activists Sunday in the first use of a controversial new protest law, a harsh warning to the secular groups that supported the military’s ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi but have since grown critical of the army-backed government that replaced him. Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohammed Adel, founders of the April 6 movement, each received three years in prison on charges of holding an illegal rally and assaulting police. According to their lawyers, prosecutors said they had thrown rocks at police, but their defense disputed that they had done the throwing. It was the first prosecution under a protest law passed last month as part of the government’s efforts to rein in near-daily street demonstrations by Morsi supporters. Rights groups say the law, which levies harsh penalties for a variety of offenses linked to protests, shows intent to suppress all dissent. The government says the statute is necessary after three years of unrest that have devastated the economy. April 6 spearheaded the protests against longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak that began on January 25, 2011, and led to his overthrow. They

also backed the military’s July 3 ouster of Morsi after another round of mass protests. But they were alarmed by the new protest law, many arguing it was more repressive than the laws in place during Mubarak’s time. Amr Ali, coordinator for April 6, said the new statute, under which another dozen members of the group face charges, is a continuation of a Mubarak-era policy, turning to a “security solution” to deal with political problems. “The youth of the revolution who call for freedom, democracy and their right to protest … are today tried unfairly and according to a dictatorial law that reflects this current regime and this current phase— basically turning against the ideals of the revolution,” Ali said after the verdict. “We will continue to escalate against the protest law, against this repressive regime,” he said. He appealed to Cabinet ministers critical of the law to resign in protest. Defense lawyer Alaa Abdel-Tawab said he will appeal the court decision, describing it as “political” and “exceptionally harsh” for a misdemeanor court. The three were each fined $7,250. The New York-based Human Rights Watch said the law, coupled with a recent raid on a local NGO and the continued

Mom asks for prayers for brain-dead daughter OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The mother of California girl declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy is pleading for prayers and time to keep her daughter on a ventilator. Nailah Winkfield wrote in an open letter Saturday that if given time, she believes God will help her daughter live. A temporary restraining order barring Children’s Hospital of Oakland from disconnecting 13-year-old Jahi McMath expires on Monday. The hospital responded in a statement that while it sympathizes with Winkfield’s wishes, “it would be unfair to give false hope that Jahi will come back to life.” Winkfield said her daughter bled profusely and went into cardiac arrest after undergoing a “simple procedure” to remove her tonsil.

crackdown on Islamist protesters, were strong signals that the government was in “no mood for dissent of any kind.” Heba Morayef, the group’s Egypt Director, said the prosecutions were the “beginning of a serious crackdown on the Jan. 25 generation of protesters.” She said the Interior Ministry, which is in charge of the police, blames them

for its “loss of status” during the 2011 unrest, which saw the police routed in street battles and police stations attacked. The government for its part has described the law as an attempt to bring order and stability to the streets in the face of months of continued protests by Morsi’s supporters, and the security agencies have strongly rallied for it.

DE KALB, Miss. (AP) — America’s newest and cleanest coal-fired power plant comes with a catch: The heat-trapping carbon dioxide removed from its smokestack pollution will help force more oil out of the ground. Some environmentalists complain that it ends up releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than is stored underground as waste. It’s another example of the Obama administration promoting new, cleaner technologies and allowing companies to do things it otherwise would oppose as harmful to the environment. At first, the idea behind “carbon-capture” technology was to make coal plants cleaner by burying the carbon dioxide deep underground that they typically pump out of smokestacks. But that green vision proved too expensive and complicated, so the administration accepted a trade-off. To help the environment, the government allows power companies to sell the carbon dioxide to oil companies, which pump it into old oil fields to force more crude to the surface. A side benefit is that the carbon gets permanently stuck underground.

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Email your legal! legals @ Call Kelly at 877-791-7877x182 for details NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of the Superior Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76D01-1301-MF-0029, wherein PNC Bank, National Association was plaintiff and James P. Smith Jr. , et. al., were the defendants, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and costs, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 23rd day of January, 2013, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 E. Gale Street, Angola IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of real estate in Steuben County, Indiana: Lot Numbered Seventeen (17) in Park Addition to the City of Angola, Indiana, as recorded in Plat Book Volume 3, page 60, of the records of Stueben County, Indiana. More Commonly known as: 606N Martha St, Angola, IN 46703 Parcel No. 76-06-26-120-213.000-012 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Timothy R. Fry Sheriff of Steuben County, Indiana Angola Township 606 N Martha St Angola, IN 46703 The Sheriff’s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Jennifer R.Fitzwater Attorney No. #22981-49-A Mercer Belanger One Indiana Square, Suite 1500 Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 636-3551 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: James Smith 625 Mark Drive Angola, IN 46703. Type of Service: Personal. Regina Smith 625 Mark Drive Angola, IN 46703. Type of Service: Personal. Unknown Occupant 606 N Martha St Angola, IN 46703. Type of Service: Personal. HR,00362526,12/9,16,23,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of the Superior Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76D01-1302-MF-97, wherein The Huntington National Bank was plaintiff and Sherry L. McManus, et. al., were the defendants, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and costs, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 23rd day of January, 2014, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 E. Gale Street, Angola IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of real estate in Steuben County, Indiana: EXHIBIT “A” A part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 35, Township 37 North, Range 13 East, described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of said Section 35 East (assumed bearing and basis of all bearings to follow in this description), on and along the North line of said Section 35, 1315.5 feet from the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 35, said point of beginning also being the Northeast corner of the "First Addition of Reddington Heights to the City of Angola"; thence South 0 degrees 10 minutes 40 seconds East, on and along the East line of said "First Addition of Reddington Heights", 175.2 feet to a concrete monument at the Southeast corner of said "First Addition of Reddington Heights"; thence East parallel to the North line of said Section 35 and also being on and along the North line of the Fourth and Fifth Additions to Reddington Heights and said North line extended, 365.22 feet to an iron stake or the centerline of Redding Road; thence North 46 degrees 09 minutes West, on and along said Road centerline, 252.90 feet to the intersection of said Road centerline and the North line of said Section 35; thence West, on and along said North Section line, 183.39 feet to the

Point of Beginning, containing 1.103 acres. EXCEPTING THEREFROM the following: Beginning at a point on the North line of said Section 35, North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East (assumed bearing and basis of all bearings to follow in this description), on and along the North line of said Section 35, 1315.5 feet from the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 35, said Point of Beginning also being at the Northeast corner of the "First Addition of Reddington Heights to the City of Angola"; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East, on and along said North Section line, 100.00 feet; thence South 0 degrees 10 minutes 40 seconds East parallel to the East line of said "First Addition of Reddington Heights", 175.2 feet to an iron rod on the North line of the "Fourth Addition of Reddington Heights to the City of Angola, Indiana"; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West, parallel to said North Section line and also being on and along the North line of said "Fourth Addition of Reddington Heights", 100.00 feet to a concrete monument at the Southeast corner of said "First Addition of Reddington Heights"; thence North 0 degrees 10 minutes 40 seconds West (South 0 degrees 05 minutes East recorded), on and along the East line of said "First Addition of Reddington Heights", 175.2 feet to Point of Beginning, containing 0.402 acres. More Commonly known as: 416 E Felicity, Angola, IN 46703 Parcel No. 76-06-35-110-201.000 -012 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Timothy R. Fry Sheriff of Steuben County, Indiana Angola Township 416 E Felicity Angola IN 46703 The Sheriff’s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. John D. Cross Attorney No. #29878-49 Mercer Belanger One Indiana Square, Suite 1500 Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 636-3551 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Sherry L. McManus, 416 E. Felicity St. Angola, IN 46703. Type of Service: Personal. HR,00362525,12/9,16,23,hspaxlp



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SWAN TOWNSHIP — Glenna N. Oakes, 81, Swan Township, Noble County, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She had been in declining health for some time. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a. m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ege. Calling will be at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco, Thursday from 6-8 p. m. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Ege Catholic Cemetery, Ege. Memorials are to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutal Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46825.

Florence Notestine LAGRANGE — Florence Notestine, 96, of LaGrange died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Ruth Groff BUTLER — Ruth L. Groff, 79, of Butler died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in her home. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Independent Full Gospel Church, Ashley. Calling will be for one hour before services starting at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton, Ohio. Memorials are to the Independent Full Gospel Church, Ashley, or DeKalb Hospice. Krill Funeral Service, Edgerton, is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Taylor HOWE — Carolyn Taylor, 74, of Howe died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. Arrangements are pending at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Danny Newman LAGRANGE — Danny C. Newman, 61, of LaGrange died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. Arrangements are pending at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Obituaries appear online at this newspaper’s Web site. Please visit the Web site to add your memories and messages of condolence at the end of individual obituaries. These messages from friends and family will be attached to the obituaries and accompany them in the online archives.

NY school goes for all-digital textbook plan WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — At Archbishop Stepinac High School, the backpacks got a whole lot lighter this year because nearly every book — from freshman biology to senior calculus — is now digital, accessible on students’ laptops and tablets. “The last couple of years, this would have been like 30 pounds,” says sophomore Brandon Cabaleiro, whose load nowadays includes just his iPad, his lunch and a jacket. But the lost weight and a book bill that dropped from $600 to $150 were not the main reasons the all-boys Roman Catholic school north of New York City has

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gone all-in on the growing trend of digital textbooks. Except for books on religion, all the texts the school uses are part of a digital bookshelf kept on an Internet cloud. “We went to digital because it makes for better learning,” says Frank Portanova, vice principal at Stepinac. “This is the way kids learn today. And the online content is a lot richer. You’ve got assessments, you’ve got virtual labs, you’ve got blogging.” The online history books, for example, include videos on subjects ranging from Woodrow Wilson to Malcolm X. The science books show scientific processes in motion. The

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sara Pasquinelli doesn’t shop at the grocery store much anymore. The busy mother of two young boys buys nearly all her food from a new online service that delivers to her front door — but it doesn’t bring just any food. The emerging tech startup specializes in dropping off items that Pasquinelli probably would only be able to find at her local farmers market. Minutes after her weekly order arrived at her San Francisco home, Pasquinelli unpacked bags and boxes of finger limes, organic whole milk, kiwi fruit, beef short ribs, Dungeness crab and pastured eggs. “I don’t even remember the last time I went to the store for anything other than bananas and string cheese,”

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For those without insurance — about 15 percent of the population— “the lesson is it’s important to understand the total cost of ownership of a plan,” said Matt Eyles, a vice president of Avalere Health, a market analysis firm. “You just don’t want to look only at the premium.” Counselors who have been helping people choose policies say many are focused only on the upfront cost, not what the insurance companies agree to pay. “I am so deeply clueless about all of this,” acknowledged one new buyer, Adrienne Matzen, 29, an actor in Chicago who’s mostly been without insurance since she turned 21. Though she needs regular care for asthma and a thyroid condition, she says she’s looking for a low monthly premium because she makes less than $20,000 a year. Hospitals are worried that those who rack up uncovered medical bills next year won’t be able to pay them, perpetuating one of the problems the new health care system is supposed to solve. The new federal and state health insurance exchanges offer policies ranked as bronze, silver, gold and



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social search service called Aardvark, to Google Inc. for $50 million in 2010. Good Eggs offers more varieties of fruits and vegetables than most supermarkets, but the selection is limited to what can be grown and made locally, so you can’t buy bananas in San Francisco in December. The service started in the San Francisco Bay Area last year and recently launched in New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans. There are plans to expand into more markets next year. The founders, Silicon Valley engineers, say they want to grow the market for local food that’s led to the proliferation of farmers markets and community-supported agriculture programs that deliver boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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have no effect on cats, so we needed a different approach to deter them from nibbling on the conifer. When winter rolled around, our very creative mom would carefully brush hot habanero sauce onto the needles of the Christmas tree, at least on the lower branches. She also cut small habanero chilies into thin slices and hung the small rings of orange and red pepper around the lower

branches of the tree like tiny ornaments. The idea was that a tree that rated 100,000 to 350,000 on the Scoville heat scale would be unappetizing to our fuzzy housemates. It seemed to work to some extent — there were fewer piles of barfed up needles scattered around the house. However, perhaps in retaliation, the felines began chewing on the edges of any gifts placed beneath the tree and trying to eat the wrapping paper. In response, Mom dusted the Christmas presents with a fine layer of powdered cayenne pepper. The spicy odor that emanated from the Christmas tree seemed to keep the cats away, but also made the area somewhat unpleasant for people. An alternative solution that had occurred to several of us was to replace the real tree with a fake one,

in the (vain) belief that the cats would find synthetic needles unappealing. It took a while to convince Dad that this was the course to take, as he is a man of habit who prefers dragging a dead tree into the house every December. At first there was joy in the house that the tree-shaped decoration would not have to be drenched in capsaicin juice. The joy subsided when a small pile of regurgitated silk needles was found near the front door. These days, we have a kind of truce during the Christmas season. The house cats haven’t completely given up on chewing the tree, but they do seem to find synthetic needles less appetizing. As for us humans? Well, at least the presents don’t make us sneeze anymore.

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Holiday Popcorn Snowman Yield: 10 balls, 5 snowmen (2 balls each) Ingredients 10 cups popped popcorn 1 (1-lb.) package large marshmallows 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla Decorations: sprinkles, licorice, gum drops, cinnamon candies, etc. Directions Melt marshmallows and butter in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let stand for 5 minutes. Pour over popcorn and stir. Butter hands well and form into balls. Decorate as desired.

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child whose family qualifies receives three or four presents plus an outfit — including, as available, socks and underwear, a coat, boots and shoes. Beckley said she has many memories of families blessed through Miracle Tree. “We had a family that wanted a bed for their child — just a toddler bed — and when the mother came in she collapsed she was so thankful for that gift,” Beckley said. “We’ve had that happen so many times with bikes and things the kids really wanted but the parents couldn’t afford to buy. That always touches us.” Tags are put on Christmas trees around Noble County listing needs for Miracle Tree children. Groups adopt some families, and Miracle Tree also receives toys from Toys for Tots. Donated cash is taken


four-wheeler overturned in high water, and a body was discovered in Ballard County near a car abandoned in a flooded ditch. In Arkansas, authorities said Sunday that a woman was killed after an EF2 tornado with winds of about 130 mph struck in St. Francis County on Saturday. A man found in a field was hospitalized in serious condition, while the woman’s 3-year-old granddaughter and 25-yearold daughter were treated at a hospital. High-temperature records for the date fell for the second straight day in the mid-Atlantic states because of a mass of hot, muggy air from the South. In New York’s Central Park, the mercury reached 70 degrees, easily eclipsing the previous high of 63 from 1998. Records were also set in Wilmington, Del., (67), Atlantic City, N.J.,


Jarrod Janzing clears snow from his grandparents’ driveway in Wichita, Kan., Sunday.

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going,” she said. Among those volunteers are Beckley’s now-grown daughter, Stephanie Fisher, and her granddaughter Trinity. “I’m glad that we can help so many people,” Fisher said. “I couldn’t imagine not being able to afford something for a child for Christmas. To be able to help — it’s a heartwarming feeling.” While she fulfills so many Christmas wishes, Beckley has one of her own: a permanent home for Miracle Tree. For the last three years the program has been able to do its work at B&J Medical, but will be unable to continue as the company adds production lines. “Our Christmas wish would be to have a place where we could leave it set up all the time,” Beckley said. “It’s a lot of hard labor to tear everything down and set it back up again.”

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to going-out-of-business sales to purchase as much as possible. “We bargain shop and make our money really, really stretch,” Beckley said. “Last year my daughter asked me how I kept the faith that all this stuff would come in and that we would have enough things for our children,” Beckley said. “She said, ‘You know we didn’t get any Duplo blocks this year.’ The phone rang not even five minutes later and somebody gave us a case of Duplo blocks. Then we had somebody call us up and say, ‘If you come over I’ll give you a check for the kids that are left on the tree.’ “It always comes together and God’s faithful to us.” Miracle Tree also benefits from a cadre of volunteers, including its board. As many as 20 help on a given night, Beckley said. “Without all of my volunteers I wouldn’t keep








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Manning’s mark Peyton sets season record for TD passes

INDIANA ....................................90 KENNESAW STATE ...........66

PURDUE ...................................73 WEST VIRGINIA...................70

INDIANAPOLIS .....................23 KANSAS CITY...........................7 N.Y. GIANTS ............................23 DETROIT....................................20 CINCINNATI ............................42 MINNESOTA...........................14 N.Y. JETS....................................24 CLEVELAND............................13 CAROLINA................................17 NEW ORLEANS ....................13 PITTSBURGH........................38 GREEN BAY............................31 DALLAS ......................................24 WASHINGTON ......................23 NEW ENGLAND ...................41 BALTIMORE ...............................7 ST. LOUIS .................................23 TAMPA BAY..............................13 DENVER.....................................37 HOUSTON................................13 BUFFALO ..................................19 MIAMI .............................................0 SAN DIEGO.............................26 OAKLAND.................................13 ARIZONA...................................17 SEATTLE....................................10 TENNESSEE..........................20 JACKSONVILLE ....................16 NBA BASKETBALL INDIANA .................................106 BOSTON....................................79 TORONTO..............................104 OKLAHOMA CITY ...............98

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G I R LS BAS K ETBALL DeKalb at Elkhart Central, 1 p.m. BOYS BAS K ETBALL Angola at Garrett, 6 p.m. Hamilton at Fremont, 6 p.m. Eastside at Lakeland, 6 p.m.


Denver Bronco Peyton Manning throws against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday in Houston.

2007 and led the Broncos (12-3) to a 37-13 win over the Texans (2-13) that extended Houston’s franchise-record skid to 13 games. Manning did it on a 25-yard pass to Julius Thomas with 4:28 remaining. Just 2 ½ minutes earlier, he tied the mark with a 20-yard pass to Eric Decker. Manning figures Brady will overtake him again one day, especially if the NFL moves to an 18-game regular season. “I think it’s a unique thing and a neat thing to be a part of NFL history, even though it may be temporary,” he said. “So I’m going to enjoy it as long as it lasts, and hopefully the Hall of Fame will send the ball back once somebody throws for more.”

Colts romp KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts had watched the Kansas City Chiefs march downfield for an easy score on the first series of the game, yet nobody on their sideline seemed to be worried. In fact, it seemed as if their confidence soared. Andrew Luck answered by calmly picking apart the Chiefs defense, Donald Brown had touchdowns running and receiving, and the Colts didn’t allow another point the rest of the way in a 23-7 victory Sunday that could turn into a preview of an AFC wild-card game. If Indianapolis ends up as the No. 4 seed in the playoffs and with the Chiefs assured of the fifth seed, the two teams would meet again in two weeks at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kansas City’s chances of winning the AFC West were dashed earlier Sunday when Denver beat Houston. “There was no panic,” said the Colts’ Jerrell Freeman, who had two interceptions. “When they got that touchdown we were like, ‘Aww, it’s OK.’ It’s just execution, and us not trying to panic.” Instead, it was the Chiefs (11-4) who looked as if they panicked. Alex Smith threw for 153 yards, but he fumbled once and was picked off twice. Knile Davis also fumbled the ball away, and the Chiefs were hit with several key penalties that scuttled any chance of mounting a second-half comeback in the frigid weather at SEE COLTS, PAGE B3


Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) passes to running back Donald Brown (31) during the first half of an NFL football game

against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Peyton Manning had to prepare for a 2-point conversion and couldn’t celebrate when he set the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season in 2004. On Sunday, when Denver’s quarterback regained the record against the Houston Texans, he was able to soak in the historic moment. “It was very special,” he said. “Very rarely during an NFL game do you get to have a moment like that.” Manning regained his record with 51 when he threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns, including three in the fourth quarter to give Denver its third straight AFC West title. He surpassed the 50 TD passes Tom Brady threw in


Indiana guard Kevin Yogi Ferrell drives past Kennesaw St guard Yonel Brown during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday in Bloomington.

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Crean got an idea of where his team stands entering Big Ten play, both good and bad. No matter what happens the rest of the season, Crean knows he has a solid leading man in point guard Yogi Ferrell. Ferrell continued his rise with 25 points while Noah Vonleh added 14 points and nine rebounds as Indiana easily defeated Kennesaw State 90-66 on Sunday afternoon. The Hoosiers (10-3), who open conference play on New Year’s Eve at Illinois, shot a season-best 62.7 percent in their nonconference finale. Ferrell chipped in six assists and five rebounds while shooting 8 for 12. Expected to assume more scoring duties in his sophomore season, Ferrell has not disappointed. The diminutive, lightning-quick floor general is shooting 42.7 percent on 3-pointers and averaging 16.8 points a game — team bests in each category. “I’m trying to make the game as simple as possible,” Ferrell said. “What’s built consistency is pushing the ball. I’m trying to find different outlets and ways to

score.” There were plenty of both against Kennesaw State, which allowed nine dunks and 17 fast-break points. The Hoosiers turned high-percentage offense into an art form, scoring a seasonhigh 58 points in the paint, 23 more at the foul line and their remaining nine from beyond the arc. “We did some really good things today, no doubt about that,” Crean said. Will Sheehey scored 15 points to help secure Indiana’s third straight season with at least 10 non-league victories. Orlando Coleman had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Owls (3-10). Kennesaw State was outrebounded 41-29 and committed 18 turnovers in its fifth straight loss. Indiana, outside the national rankings after spending much of last season at No. 1, won for the second time in three days and extended its nonconference home winning streak to 38. Still, the Hoosiers have clear areas that need improvement. Interior defense has been a concern, and they are averaging 15.9 turnovers a game after committing 20 more on Sunday.




Hirscher wins in giant slalom ALTA BADIA, Italy (AP) — Two-time defending overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher won the challenging giant slalom on the Gran Risa course with two solid runs Sunday and attributed his victory to a fixed screw in his equipment setup. Favorite Ted Ligety finished third at the site of one of his most memorable victories and all of a sudden no longer looks dominant with the Sochi Olympics less than 50 days away. Hirscher, an Austrian, clocked a two-run combined time of 2 minutes, 37.45 seconds for his

second consecutive GS win after a victory in Val d’Isere, France, last weekend. Alexis Pinturault of France finished second, 0.35 seconds behind, and Ligety, the American who won by a massive margin last year, was 0.41 back. “I’m happy to see that Ted is beatable and human,” said Hirscher, adding that a small change he made in his setup three days ago made a big difference. “We worked really hard over the past year and sometimes we didn’t know if we were doing exactly the right thing. There are so many

different (variables),” Hirscher said. “At the end it was just a small screw in my setup. … That helped me in the turns and to drift less.” Not surprisingly, Hirscher would not provide more details about the screw or where exactly it was located. Ligety struggled with the soft conditions — a sharp change from past seasons when the Gran Risa was extremely icy — and dropped 60 points behind Hirscher in the giant slalom standings. “I’m happy with third,” Ligety Austria’s Marcel Hirscher speeds down the course on said. “I don’t feel like I skied my his way to win an alpine ski, men’s World Cup giant best but that’s not easy to do every slalom Sunday in Alta Badia, Italy. time.”


Boilers get big ‘W’ at West Virginia Carolina clinches MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — His coach had called this an impactful game and Purdue’s Terone Johnson helped get it for him. Terone Johnson scored 20 points and made a couple of key free throws late to lead his Boilermakers to a key non-conference victory over West Virginia, 73-70, Sunday. Terone Johnson connected on 5-of-16 field goals and 8-of-12 free throws, none of the latter more important than late in the game. He got support from Ronnie, who chipped in 14 points, and Basil Smotherman came through with 11 digits for coach Matt Painter, who saw his team’s record climb to 10-3. This was Purdue’s first true road game of the season. West Virginia, which dropped to 7-5, saw freshman center Devin Williams connect for a career-high 20 points and recorded his fourth double-double of his young career. He brought down a game-tying high of rebounds (12). Williams received support from teammates Eron Harris (24) and Juwan Staten (14). Purdue led by as many as eight, 52-44, with 10:36 remaining in the game; however, West Virginia outscored its visitor 12-6 to make it 58-56 with 6:26 to go. The Mountaineers cut


Purdue’s Basil Smotherman, top, drives by West Virginia defenders during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday in Morgantown, W.Va.

it to a bucket difference, 60-58, with 5:05 showing, but the resilient Boilermakers, playing in what Painter had termed “a huge game for us” pushed ahead 69-61 with 1:25 showing. Terone Johnson split a pair of free throws to make the score 71-65 with 21 seconds to go and West Virginia, fouling to get the ball back, sent the 57 percent free throw shooter to the line again with 4.3 to go. He again made and missed a shot for the 73-70 lead. “It just seemed like

everybody had an even keel down the stretch,” Terone Johnson said. “When they made a run or it got loud in there, Coach just told us to move the ball and I thought we did that really well. We made some shots down the stretch that really helped us stay in the game and keep the lead.” WVU’s Harris tried to get a shot off near the buzzer, but Johnson blocked it. “It just boosted up our confidence a lot. We’ve got Ohio State (Dec. 31) and going into that game

knowing that we just played a tough away game, we should go in there with pride and be able to take them down,” said Ronnie Johnson. West Virginia held an eight-point lead and Purdue was up by five at the half, though it ended with the Boilermakers ahead 35-33. It took the visitors 4:02 to score during a first-half span. West Virginia was ahead 14-6 with 14:19 showing when the Boilermakers connected on two straight triples and a layup for a 14-all tie. There were 11 lead changes and seven ties in the first 20 minutes. This was an important game for both teams in terms of what it might mean for their respective post-seasons. West Virginia has lost to Virginia Tech, nationally ranked Wisconsin, Missouri and Gonzaga and now Purdue by a total of 28 points. The Mountaineers have yet to secure what might be an important victory in terms of RPI points. Likewise, Purdue owned a home victory over Boston College, but otherwise had no signature victories during its season. Both teams have been inconsistent thus far. Terone Johnson helped change that situation, along with Ronnie, who handed out four assists, and A.J. Hammons, who hauled down 12 rebounds.

Pacers blow out Celtics, Stevens No. 2 Duke INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George scored 24 points and Lance Stephenson recorded his third triple-double of the season, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 106-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday. Stephenson had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as Indiana (22-5) won its second straight and maintained its grip on the Eastern Conference’s best record. He’s the only player in the league with more than one triple-double this season. Avery Bradley scored 13 points for Boston. Courtney Lee and Jeff Green each had 11 in coach Brad Stevens’ return to his hometown. Stevens grew up in Zionsville, an Indy suburb, and led nearby Butler to back-to-back national

championship games as the Bulldogs’ coach. But there was no magic for the Celtics, who lost their third in a row. Indiana took control of the game by closing the first quarter on a 10-2 run and pulled away with a 15-1 spurt midway through the second quarter. Boston never got closer than 13 the rest of the way. Stevens, a lifelong Pacers fan, received a warm welcome before his first game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse since taking the Celtics job in July. The rest of the night was pretty tough against a foe the 37-year-old coach dubbed “the best Pacers team” he’d seen in his lifetime. Indiana certainly lived up to the billing, winning its second straight since

losing back-to-back games for the first time all season. It shot 49 percent from the field, outrebounded Boston 53-41 and only committed 13 turnovers. Since losing Wednesday at two-time defending champion Miami, the team Indiana is battling for home-court advantage, the Pacers have beaten Western Conference contender Houston and Boston, which entered Sunday tied for the lead in the Atlantic Division, by a combined 60 points. Now the Pacers have a chance to pad their lead over the Heat by playing 10 of their next 11 games against opponents with losing records. Boston, like Houston, never had much of a chance at Indiana.

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Tricia Liston scored a season-high 28 points to help No. 2 Duke beat No. 5 Kentucky 69-61 victory before 23,706 fans at Rupp Arena on Sunday. NOTRE DAME 106, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 72 Jewell Loyd had a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds to help Notre Dame rout Central Michigan for the program’s 800th victory. NO. 18 PURDUE 57, BOWLING GREEN 48 KK Hauser grabbed a defensive rebound and followed with two free throws with 21 seconds left to help Purdue.

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Cam Newton threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Domenik Hixon with 23 seconds left to lift the Panthers to the team’s first playoff berth since 2008. Carolina (11-4) can wrap up the NFC South and a first-round bye with a win next Sunday at Atlanta. The Panthers intercepted Drew Brees twice and sacked him six times to avenge a 31-13 loss two weeks ago. BENGALS 42, VIKINGS 14 Vincent Rey returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown as Cincinnati clinched the AFC North. Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes. The Bengals (10-5) remained perfect at home and secured an unprecedented third straight playoff appearance when Miami lost at Buffalo. Then the Bengals won the division when the Ravens fell to the Patriots. CARDINALS 17, SEAHAWKS 10 Carson Palmer overcame four interceptions to throw a 31-yard touchdown to Michael Floyd with 2:13 left. The Cardinals kept their postseason hopes going while snapping the Seahawks 14-game home win streak. Arizona (10-5) had to win after Carolina beat New Orleans. And the Cardinals did thanks to a stingy defense that flustered Russell Wilson into one of his worst days as a pro, delaying any celebration of an NFC West championship. The Seahawks can still clinch the NFC West with a win over St. Louis next Sunday. PATRIOTS 41, RAVENS 7 Logan Ryan had two interceptions, LeGarrette Blount scored twice and the Patriots ended the Ravens’ four-game winning streak. The previous time these two teams met, the AFC title hung in the balance and Baltimore used a strong second half to pull out a 28-13 victory. In this one, New England took a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter and never let up behind a defense that forced four turnovers and had four sacks. STEELERS 38, PACKERS 31 Le’Veon Bell ran for a 1-yard touchdown with 1:28 left, then Pittsburgh


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Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 1 0 4 1 New Haven 1 0 3 1 Carroll 0 1 2 3 Columbia City 1 0 3 2 Norwell 1 0 2 1 DeKalb 0 1 2 5 Bellmont 0 1 1 4 East Noble 0 1 0 4 Monday’s Game DeKalb 46, Goshen 33 Tuesday’s Games Snider 74, East Noble 35 Bishop Dwenger 64, Norwell 59 (OT) Wednesday, Dec. 18 Garrett 45, Bellmont 42 Friday, Dec. 20 Norwell 62, DeKalb 50 Columbia City 61, East Noble 51 New Haven 58, Bellmont 32 Homestead 52, Carroll 48 Saturday, Dec. 21 Dwenger 47, DeKalb 38 Monday, Dec. 23 Leo at Homestead Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Prairie Heights 2 0 5 1 Angola 1 1 3 2 Hamilton 1 1 4 3 Westview 2 0 3 2 Fairfield 2 1 3 2 Lakeland 1 1 2 2 West Noble 1 0 5 0 Eastside 0 0 3 2 Churubusco 0 2 0 4 Fremont 0 1 0 4 Central Noble 0 3 0 5 Tuesday’s Games Hamilton 48, Central Noble 46 Eastside 68, Lakewood Park 59 Prairie Heights 64, Bronson, Mich. 30 Wednesday’s Game Concord 67, Lakeland 55 Thursday, Dec. 19 Lakewood Park 62, Fremont 61 Friday, Dec. 20 Westview 54, Angola 49 Fairfield 52, Hamilton 32 Eastside at Lakeland, ppd. Prairie Heights 65, Churubusco 55 West Noble 79, Central Noble 50 Saturday, Dec. 21 Goshen 44, Fairfield 42 Monday, Dec. 23 Angola at Garrett Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 2 0 5 1 Bluffton 2 0 4 2 Leo 1 1 3 2 Adams Central 1 1 3 3 South Adams 0 2 2 4 Woodlan 1 1 3 3 Heritage 1 1 1 3 Southern Wells 0 2 0 5 Tuesday’s Game Northfield 71, Southern Wells 38 Wednesday’s Game Garrett 45, Bellmont 42 Friday, Dec. 20 Garrett 91, Leo 82 Woodlan 54, Adams Central 50 Bluffton 59, Southern Wells 32 Heritage 60, South Adams 43 Saturday, Dec. 21 Snider 75, Bluffton 44 Woodlan 69, Ft. Wayne Blackhawk 60 Leo 73, Manchester 47 Parkway, Ohio at South Adams Monday, Dec. 23 Angola a

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 3 0 9 0 East Noble 3 0 8 1 DeKalb 2 0 6 2 Norwell 1 1 6 1 Columbia City 1 2 7 3 New Haven 0 2 5 5 Carroll 0 3 2 8 Bellmont 0 2 0 9 Wednesday, Dec. 18 New Haven 49, Adams Central 32 Norwell 56, Huntington North 44 Saturday, Dec. 21 East Noble 53, Columbia City 48 Homestead 79, Carroll 54 New Haven at Bellmont Norwell at DeKalb Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Fairfield 5 0 7 1 Westview 5 0 9 2 West Noble 5 1 7 4 Angola 4 2 4 6 Fremont 2 4 5 4 Prairie Heights 2 4 5 6 Lakeland 3 3 5 7 Churubusco 2 3 5 6 Central Noble 1 5 3 7 Hamilton 0 4 2 5 Eastside 0 5 1 8 Tuesday’s Games Westview 51, Angola 46 DeKalb 70, Lakeland 33 Garrett 44, Fremont 25 Central Noble 55, Hamilton 38 Eastside 52, Lakewood Park 47 Thursday, Dec. 19 Westview 64, Fremont 45 Whitko 64, West Noble 62 Saturday, Dec. 21 Fairfield 78, Hamilton 23 West Noble 57, Central Noble 29 Lakeland 44, Eastside 32 Churubusco 58, Prairie Hts. 50 Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 4 0 11 0 Southern Wells 2 1 4 4 Leo 2 1 8 1 Woodlan 2 1 7 2 Heritage 2 1 7 3 South Adams 1 3 8 3 Bluffton 1 3 3 8 Adams Central 0 4 1 8 Monday’s Game South Adams 69, Wes-Del 18 Tuesday’s Games Garrett 44, Fremont 25 Leo 52, FW North Side 45 Concordia 52, Heritage 27 Southwood 44, Bluffton 33 Bishop Dwenger 60, Woodlan 50 Wednesday, Dec. 18 New Haven 49, Adams Central 32 Thursday, Dec. 19 Heritage 75, Lakewood Park 33 South Adams 63, Daleville 36 Saturday, Dec. 21 Garrett 67, South Adams 35 Bluffton 38, Adams Central 26 Southern Wells at Leo Woodlan at Heritage

How Boys Top 10 Fared How The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams fared: Class 4A 1. Carmel (5-0) beat Fishers 64-45. 2. Columbus North (4-1) lost to Columbus East 43-39. 3. Indpls Tech (6-1) beat Huntington Prep, W.Va., 78-70, beat Ev. North 85-47. 4. Munster (4-2) lost to Lake Central 47-38, lost to Penn 79-68. 5. Hamilton Southeastern (6-0) beat Zionsville 64-51, beat Indpls N. Central 79-74. 6. Indpls Pike (5-1) beat Lawrence Central 72-69, OT. 7. Ev. Harrison (3-2) lost to Cahokia, Ill., 67-64. 8. Brownsburg (6-1) beat Avon 59-51, beat Indpls Ben Davis 47-45. 9. Jeffersonville (3-1) beat Silver Creek 72-63, lost to Clarksville 63-45. 10. Penn (5-0) beat S. Bend Clay 84-47, beat Munster 79-68. Class 3A 1. Greensburg (7-0) beat Jennings Co. 76-52. 2. Bowman Academy (4-1) lost to Chicago Simeon, Ill., 54-51, OT. 3. Guerin Catholic (7-0) beat Indpls Howe 76-49, beat Lawrence North 49-32. 4. Indpls Brebeuf (4-0) beat Indpls Roncalli 65-59. 5. Brownstown (4-0) beat N. Harrison 71-43, beat Mitchell 90-33. 6. Batesville (6-1) beat E. Central 65-40. 7. Corydon (4-0) beat Scottsburg 78-44.

8. New Haven (3-1) beat Bellmont 58-32. 9. Muncie Central (5-1) beat Delta 75-44. 10. Hamilton Hts. (4-2) beat Western 55-44, lost to Noblesville 59-43. Class 2A 1. Indpls Park Tudor (5-0) beat Triton Central 90-51. 2. Wapahani (5-0) beat Wes-Del 63-39, beat Lapel 70-50. 3. Hammond Noll (6-)0 beat N. Newton 75-24, beat Lake Station 75-50. 4. Frankton (50-) beat Oak Hill 72-42. 5. Sullivan (4-0) beat N. Central (Farmersburg) 77-26, beat Linton 52-49. 6. Providence (5-0) beat Austin 50-47, OT, beat Charlestown 34-25, beat Floyd Central 51-50. 7. Clarksville (5-0) beat Jeffersonville 63-45. 8. Linton-Stockton (2-1) beat Shakamak 66-55, lost to Sullivan 52-49. 9. Perry Central (5-0) beat Cannelton 77-44, beat Springs Valley 73-40. 10. Paoli (5-0) beat Lanesville 72-55, beat Austin 60-50. Class 1A 1. Barr-Reeve (4-0) beat N. Knox 58-40, beat Shoals 70-19. 2. Borden (6-0) beat Eastern (Pekin) 58-40, beat Salem 59-38. 3. Kouts (6-0) beat Westville 79-59. 4. Lafayette Catholic (4-2) lost to Tipton 54-51, beat Rensselaer 63-37. 5. Triton (4-1) beat Bethany Christian 83-34, vs. New Prairie, ppd to Dec. 28. 6. Michigan City Marquette (5-2) beat McNamara, Ill., 61-51. 7. Tindley (4-0) idle. 8. Orleans (4-0) beat Medora 72-15. 9. Waldron (3-3) lost to N. Decatur 50-49, lost to Milan 60-50. 10. Liberty Christian (3-2) beat Tri 90-47, lost to Indpls Shortridge 69-62.

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England 11 4 0.733410318 Miami 8 7 0.533310315 N.Y. Jets 7 8 0.467270380 Buffalo 6 9 0.400319354 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Indianapolis 10 5 0.667361326 Tennessee 6 9 0.400346371 Jacksonville 4 11 0.267237419 Houston 2 13 0.133266412 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Cincinnati 10 5 0.667396288 Baltimore 8 7 0.533303318 Pittsburgh 7 8 0.467359363 Cleveland 4 11 0.267301386 West W L T Pct PF PA y-Denver 12 3 0.800572385 x-Kansas City 11 4 0.733406278 San Diego 8 7 0.533369324 Oakland 4 11 0.267308419 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 8 6 0.571364349 Dallas 8 7 0.533417408 N.Y. Giants 6 9 0.400274377 Washington 3 12 0.200328458 South W L T Pct PF PA x-Carolina 11 4 0.733345221 New Orleans 10 5 0.667372287 Atlanta 4 10 0.286309388 Tampa Bay 4 11 0.267271347 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 8 6 0.571406391 Green Bay 7 7 1.500384400 Detroit 7 8 0.467382362 Minnesota 4 10 1.300377467 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 12 3 0.800390 222 San Francisco 10 4 0.714349 228 Arizona 10 5 0.667359 301 St. Louis 7 8 0.467339 337 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Sunday’s Games St. Louis 23, Tampa Bay 13 Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 7 Denver 37, Houston 13 Buffalo 19, Miami 0 Carolina 17, New Orleans 13 Dallas 24, Washington 23 N.Y. Jets 24, Cleveland 13 Cincinnati 42, Minnesota 14 Tennessee 20, Jacksonville 16 Arizona 17, Seattle 10 N.Y. Giants 23, Detroit 20, OT San Diego 26, Oakland 13 Pittsburgh 38, Green Bay 31 New England 41, Baltimore 7 Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Game Atlanta at San Francisco, 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.

NFL Summary at Kansas City Indianapolis 013 100—23 Kansas City 7 00 0—7 First Quarter KC—Charles 31 run (Succop kick), 11:05. Second Quarter Ind—FG Vinatieri 46, 11:40. Ind—D.Brown 33 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 9:23. Ind—FG Vinatieri 45, 1:54. Third Quarter Ind—D.Brown 51 run (Vinatieri kick), 12:55. Ind—FG Vinatieri 30, 2:47. A—75,396. ——— Ind KC First downs 19 18 Total Net Yards 367 287 Rushes-yards 34-135 20-155 Passing 232 132 Punt Returns 4-32 3-23 Kickoff Returns 0-0 5-140 Interceptions Ret. 2-1 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 26-37-0 16-29-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-9 4-21 Punts 4-50.3 5-54.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 5-2 Penalties-Yards 3-31 7-65 Time of Possession 38:20 21:40 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Indianapolis, D.Brown 10-79, Richardson 16-43, Choice 1-8, Luck 6-5, Havili 1-0. Kansas City, Charles 13-106, A.Smith 6-47, Davis 1-2. PASSING—Indianapolis, Luck 26-37-0-241. Kansas City, A.Smith 16-29-2-153. RECEIVING—Indianapolis, Whalen 7-80, Hilton 5-52, Rogers 4-42, Richardson 3-15, D.Brown 2-31, Fleener 2-8, Doyle 1-6, Saunders 1-6, Havili 1-1. Kansas City, Bowe 5-46, Charles 5-38, Avery 3-32, Fasano 1-19, McCluster 1-11, Gray 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Indianapolis, Vinatieri 34 (WL). Kansas City, Succop 47 (WL).

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 11 14 .440 Boston 12 17 .414 Brooklyn 9 17 .346 New York 8 18 .308 Philadelphia 8 20 .286 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 20 6 .769 Atlanta 15 12 .556

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Washington 12 13 .480 7½ Charlotte 13 15 .464 8 Orlando 8 19 .296 12½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 22 5 .815 — Detroit 13 16 .448 10 Chicago 10 16 .385 11½ Cleveland 10 16 .385 11½ Milwaukee 6 21 .222 16 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 21 6 .778 — Houston 18 10 .643 3½ Dallas 15 12 .556 6 New Orleans 11 14 .440 9 Memphis 11 15 .423 9½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 23 5 .821 — Oklahoma City 22 5 .815 ½ Denver 14 12 .538 8 Minnesota 13 14 .481 9½ Utah 8 22 .267 16 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 19 9 .679 — Phoenix 16 10 .615 2 Golden State 15 13 .536 4 L.A. Lakers 13 14 .481 5½ Sacramento 8 18 .308 10 ——— Saturday’s Games Memphis 95, New York 87 Washington 106, Boston 99 Sacramento 105, Orlando 100 Houston 114, Detroit 97 Utah 88, Charlotte 85 Chicago 100, Cleveland 84 Milwaukee 116, Philadelphia 106 Oklahoma City 113, San Antonio 100 Phoenix 123, Dallas 108 Portland 110, New Orleans 107 Golden State 102, L.A. Lakers 83 L.A. Clippers 112, Denver 91 Sunday’s Games Indiana 106, Boston 79 Toronto 104, Oklahoma City 98 Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games New York at Orlando, 7 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m. Toronto at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

NBADL Standings Central Division W L Pct GB Rio Grande Valley10 2 .833 — Sioux Falls 8 2 .800 1 Texas 8 3 .727 1½ Iowa 7 3 .700 2 Austin 5 5 .500 4 Tulsa 1 11 .083 9 West Division W L Pct GB Idaho 8 2 .800 — Santa Cruz 8 4 .667 1 Reno 5 6 .455 3½ Bakersfield 5 8 .385 4½ Los Angeles 3 6 .333 4½ East Division W L Pct GB Canton 8 3 .727 — Maine 5 4 .556 2 Fort Wayne 5 5 .500 2½ Springfield 2 9 .182 6 Delaware 2 10 .167 6½ Erie 1 8 .111 6 ——— Saturday’s Games Sioux Falls 112, Springfield 94 Texas 127, Erie 118, OT Fort Wayne 106, Canton 102, OT Austin 131, Delaware 94 Los Angeles 121, Idaho 91 Sunday’s Games Springfield 93, Maine 74 Iowa 123, Tulsa 93 Fort Wayne 88, Canton 85 Idaho at Santa Cruz, 9 p.m. Monday’s Games No games scheduled

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 36 24 10 2 50 100 75 Tampa Bay 36 22 11 3 47 100 86 Montreal 38 22 13 3 47 96 84 Detroit 38 17 12 9 43 99 105 Toronto 38 18 16 4 40 105 111 Ottawa 38 14 17 7 35 106 126 Florida 37 14 18 5 33 87 117 Buffalo 36 9 24 3 21 64 104 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 38 27 10 1 55 121 83 Washington36 19 13 4 42 115 109 New Jersey 37 15 15 7 37 90 94 Philadelphia 36 16 16 4 36 89 103 Carolina 36 14 14 8 36 83 101 N.Y. Rangers3717 18 2 36 86 101 Columbus 36 15 17 4 34 97 103 N.Y. Islanders371020 7 27 93 129 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 38 25 7 6 56 140 105 St. Louis 35 24 7 4 52 125 81 Colorado 35 23 10 2 48 102 83 Minnesota 38 20 13 5 45 87 92 Dallas 35 17 12 6 40 101 105 Winnipeg 37 16 16 5 37 100 108 Nashville 36 16 16 4 36 83 103 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 38 26 7 5 57 124 96 Los Angeles37 25 8 4 54 104 71 San Jose 36 22 8 6 50 116 90 Vancouver 38 21 11 6 48 104 92 Phoenix 35 19 10 6 44 110 108 Calgary 36 13 17 6 32 91 115 Edmonton 38 11 24 3 25 95 133 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Los Angeles 3, Colorado 2, SO Detroit 5, Toronto 4, SO San Jose 3, Dallas 2, SO Pittsburgh 4, Calgary 3 Phoenix 4, Ottawa 3, OT New Jersey 5, Washington 4, OT Columbus 6, Philadelphia 3 Montreal 4, Nashville 3, OT Boston 4, Buffalo 1 Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 2, OT Anaheim 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 St. Louis 6, Edmonton 0 Sunday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Minnesota 1 Winnipeg at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Monday’s Games Phoenix at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Washington, 7 p.m. Columbus at Carolina, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 8 p.m. Boston at Nashville, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled

ECHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Wheeling 26 14 7 0 5 33 76 Reading 22 12 9 1 0 25 58 Elmira 24 912 1 2 21 60 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Cincinnati26 16 8 1 1 34 83 Evansville 25 14 7 1 3 32 83 Kalamazoo2413 9 0 2 28 66 Fort Wayne24109 1 4 25 72 Toledo 24 813 3 0 19 68 South Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF SCarolina26 19 4 1 2 41 85 Florida 28 18 8 1 1 38 101 Orlando 27 1511 0 1 31 72 Greenville27 1213 1 1 26 64 Gwinnett 26 717 0 2 16 57 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Colorado 28 17 6 3 2 39 95 Alaska 25 17 7 1 0 35 83 Idaho 27 14 9 2 2 32 87 Utah 24 714 1 2 17 48 Pacific Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Ontario 27 19 4 1 3 42 82 Stockton 27 14 9 0 4 32 89 SFran 28 1015 2 1 23 63

GA 71 57 75 GA 67 83 60 80 89 GA 54 77 72 69 81 GA 76 47 81 65 GA 65 82 96

Las Vegas24 813 3 0 19 60 83 Bakersfield25 915 0 1 19 61 83 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sunday’s Games Colorado 6, San Francisco 4 Stockton 5, Ontario 1 Greenville 3, Orlando 2 Bakersfield 4, Idaho 3 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled

Men’s Basketball Top 25 Fared 1. Arizona (12-0) did not play. Next: vs. Northern Arizona, Monday. 2. Syracuse (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 8 Villanova, Saturday. 3. Ohio State (12-0) did not play. Next: vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Friday. 4. Wisconsin (12-0) did not play. Next: vs. Prairie View, Saturday. 5. Michigan State (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. New Orleans, Saturday. 6. Louisville (11-1) did not play. Next: at No. 19 Kentucky, Saturday. 7. Oklahoma State (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. Robert Morris, Monday, Dec. 30. 8. Duke (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Eastern Michigan, Saturday. 8. Villanova (11-0) did not play. Next: at No. 2 Syracuse, Saturday. 10. UConn (10-1) beat Washington 82-70. Next: vs. Eastern Washington, Saturday. 11. Wichita State (11-0) vs. North Carolina Central. Next: vs. Davidson, Sunday. 12. Baylor (10-1) beat Southern U 81-56. Next: vs. Oral Roberts, Monday, Dec. 30. 13. Oregon (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. Morgan State, Sunday. 14. North Carolina (8-3) did not play. Next: vs. Northern Kentucky, Friday. 15. Memphis (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. Jackson State, Saturday. 16. Florida (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Savannah State, Sunday. 17. Iowa State (9-0) beat George Mason 79-67. Next: vs. Northern Illinois, Tuesday, Dec. 31. 18. Kansas (8-3) did not play. Next: vs. Toledo, Monday, Dec. 30. 19. Kentucky (9-3) did not play. Next: vs. No. 6 Louisville, Saturday. 20. Colorado (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. Georgia, Saturday. 21. Gonzaga (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. Santa Clara, Saturday. 22. UMass (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. Providence, Saturday. 23. Missouri (10-1) did not play. Next: at N.C. State, Saturday. 24. San Diego State (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. St. Katherine, Friday. 25. Iowa (11-2) beat ArkansasPine Bluff 86-61. Next: vs. Nebraska, Tuesday, Dec. 31.

College Football Bowl Schedule Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl

At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

Men’s World Cup Downhill Results Sunday At Alta Badia, Italy 1. Marcel Hirscher, Austria, 2:37.45 (1:18.14-1:19.31). 2. Alexis Pinturault, France, 2:37.80 (1:18.36-1:19.44). 3. Ted Ligety, United States, 2:38.03 (1:18.55-1:19.48). 4. Fritz Dopfer, Germany, 2:38.82 (1:18.97-1:19.85). 5. Tim Jitloff, United States, 2:39.10 (1:19.82-1:19.28). 5. Feix Neureuther, Germany, 2:39.10 (1:19.72-1:19.38). 7. Benjamin Raich, Austria, 2:39.44 (1:20.27-1:19.17). 8. Stefan Luitz, Germany, 2:39.47 (1:19.08-1:20.39). 9. Leif Kristian Haugen, Norway, 2:39.59 (1:19.80-1:19.79). 10. Steve Missillier, France, 2:39.71 (1:20.37-1:19.34). 11. Cyprien Richard, France, 2:39.75 (1:20.63-1:19.12). 12. Henrik Kristoffersen, Norway, 2:39.78 (1:21.56-1:18.22). 13. Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway, 2:39.91 (1:19.80-1:20.11). 14. Thomas Fanara, France, 2:40.02 (1:19.31-1:20.71). 15. Mathieu Faivre, France, 2:40.06 (1:20.27-1:19.79). 16. Manfred Moelgg, Italy, 2:40.11 (1:19.24-1:20.87). 17. Victor Muffat-Jeandet, France, 2:40.35 (1:21.43-1:18.92). 18. Marcus Sandell, Finland, 2:40.37 (1:21.69-1:18.68). 19. Florian Eisath, Italy, 2:40.50 (1:21.36-1:19.14). 20. Matts Olsson, Sweden, 2:40.57 (1:20.24-1:20.33). 21. Davide Simoncelli, Italy, 2:40.72 (1:20.85-1:19.87). 22. Carlo Janka, Switzerland, 2:40.75 (1:20.83-1:19.92). 23. Zan Kranjec, Slovenia, 2:40.76 (1:21.08-1:19.68). 24. Andre Myhrer, Sweden, 2:40.93 (1:21.29-1:19.64). 25. Massimiliano Blardone, Italy, 2:41.12 (1:20.75-1:20.37). 26. Luca De Aliprandini, Italy, 2:41.51 (1:21.01-1:20.50). 27. Thomas Tumler, Switzerland, 2:41.58 (1:20.93-1:20.65). 28. Ondrej Bank, Czech Republic, 2:42.09 (1:21.29-1:20.80). Also 40. Bode Miller, United States, 1:22.57, did not qualify for second run. 44. Robby Kelley, United States, 1:22.98, did not qualify for second run. 53. Warner Nickerson, 1:23.62, did not qualify for second run. Brennan Rubie, United States, did not finish first run. World Cup Giant Slalom Standings (After four races) 1. Marcel Hirscher, Austria, 320 points. 2. Ted Ligety, United States, 260. 3. Alexis Pinturault, France, 255. 4. Thomas Fanara, France, 152. 5. Stefan Luitz, Germany, 130. 6. Fritz Dopfer, Germany, 101. 7. Mathieu Faivre, France, 100. 8. Aksel Svindal, Norway, 94. 9. Bode Miller, United States, 92. 10. Leif Kristian Haugan, Norway, 88. Also 19. Tim Jitloff, United States, 56. Overall World Cup Standings (After 12 events) 1. Aksel Svindal, Norway, 530. 2. Marcel Hirscher, Austria, 435. 3. Ted Ligety, United States, 329. 4. Alexis Pinturault, France, 268. 5. Patrick Kueng, Switzerland, 246. 6. Bode Miller, United States, 230. 7. Kjetil Jansrud, Norway, 229. 8. Hannes Reichelt, Austria, 216. 9. Erik Guay, Canada, 201. 10. Peter Fill, Italy, 200. 10. Jan Hudec, Canada, 200. Also 47. Travis Ganong, United States, 59. 50. Tim Jitloff, United States, 56. 57. David Chodounsky, United States, 36. 59. Erik Fisher, United States, 30. 75. Steven Nyman, United States, 22. 76. Andrew Weibrecht, United States, 21. 78. Marco Sullivan, United States, 18.

Women’s World Cup Downhill Results Sunday At Val d’Isere, France 1. Tina Weirather, Liechtenstein, 2:24.10 (1:08.23-1:15.87). 2. Lara Gut, Switzerland, 2:24.83 (1:09.08-1:15.75). 3. Maria Pietilae-Holmner, Sweden, 2:25.05 (1:08.89-1:16.16). 4. Federica Brignone, Italy, 2:25.21 (1:09.40-1:15.81). 5. Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany, 2:25.26 (1:09.65-1:15.61). 6. Jessica Lindell-Vikarby, Sweden, 2:25.27 (1:09.21-1:16.06). 7. Anna Fenninger, Austria, 2:25.28 (1:09.35-1:15.93). 8. Mikaela Shiffrin, United States, 2:25.57 (1:09.79-1:15.78). 9. Dominique Gisin, Switzerland, 2:25.74 (1:09.46-1:16.28). 10. Kajsa Kling, Sweden, 2:25.79 (1:10.83-1:14.96). 11. Tina Maze, Slovenia, 2:25.86 (1:10.44-1:15.42). 12. Marie-Michele Gagnon, Canada, 2:25.96 (1:09.40-1:16.56). 13. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 2:26.05 (1:09.30-1:16.75). 14. Nadia Fanchini, Italy, 2:26.12 (1:09.44-1:16.68). 15. Mona Loeseth, Norway, 2:26.23 (1:10.43-1:15.80). 16. Nina Loeseth, Norway, 2:26.28 (1:10.04-1:16.24). 17. Carmen Thalmann, Austria, 2:26.43 (1:10.74-1:15.69). 18. Eva-Maria Brem, Austria, 2:26.96 (1:10.36-1:16.60). 19. Denise Karbon, Italy, 2:26.98 (1:10.23-1:16.75). 20. Marie-Pier Prefontaine, Canada, 2:27.12 (1:10.46-1:16.66). 21. Sara Hector, Sweden, 2:27.21 (1:10.82-1:16.39). 22. Tanja Poutiainen, Finland, 2:27.57 (1:10.51-1:17.06). 23. Michaela Kirchgasser, Austria, 2:27.69 (1:10.10-1:17.59). 24. Ramona Siebenhofer, Austria, 2:27.85 (1:10.36-1:17.49). 25. Anemone Marmottan, France, 2:27.91 (1:10.07-1:17.84). 26. Megan McJames, United States, 2:27.97 (1:10.91-1:17.06). Also 24 (first run). Julia Mancuso, United States, 1:10.50, did not finish second run. World Cup Giant Slalom Standings (After four races) 1. Jessica Lindell-Vikarby, Sweden, 252 points. 2. Tina Weirather, Liechtenstein, 205. 3. Maria Pietilae-Holmner, Sweden, 186. 4. Lara Gut, Switzerland, 180.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Ex-wife of McCartney causes stir at Paralympic trials BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The former wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney was accused Thursday of lunging at a Paralympic official in a fit of rage and screaming insults after being forced to abandon her attempt to qualify for the British skiing team for next year’s games. Heather Mills’ hopes of competing in Sochi ended Monday when the International Paralympic Committee ruled that a new prosthetic she was using hadn’t been ratified by the governing body. An application for a place Mills in Britain’s team was withdrawn. IPC spokesman Craig Spence told The Associated Press that the 45-year-old Mills “flew into a rage” when she confronted ski committee head Sylvana Mestre at a team captains’ meeting in a hotel in Austria on Monday. She then swore at the official and said “you don’t know who I am, I’m going to make your life miserable.” “Sylvana is deeply upset, traumatized,” Spence said. “She (Mills) verbally abused Sylvana, and started to push her. There were 10 witnesses in the room who saw what went on.” Mills will likely be fined up to 1,000 euros ($1,370) and the incident will be referred to the IPC’s legal and ethics committee for its consideration. Mills has been one of the most high-profile athletes attempting to qualify for the Sochi Paralympics, having begun a career in skiing soon after she divorced McCartney in 2008.

Grant leaves ND men’s basketball program SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame will be without leading scorer Jerian Grant for the rest of the season because of an academic problem. The university posted a statement from Grant on its web site Sunday evening that said he is no longer enrolled in the school because of an academic matter he didn’t handle properly. He says he takes responsibility for his lack of good judgment and the poor decision he has made. Grant, the son of former NBA player Harvey Grant, was averaging 19 points a game. The news comes a day after the Irish (8-4) squandered an eight-point lead in the final 50 seconds in a loss to No. 3 Ohio State at Madison Square Garden. Grant is the second high-profile athlete to be dismissed from Notre Dame in the past year for academics. Quarterback Everett Golson was suspended from school for the fall semester for academic impropriety, but has since been readmitted.

Wierather takes women’s giant slalom event VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) — Tina Wierather of Liechtenstein protected her lead from the first run to win a women’s World Cup giant slalom on Sunday and clinch her second victory of the season. After winning a super-G race at St. Moritz last weekend, the 24-year-old Wierather secured her third career win and 13th podium finish with an overall time of 2 minutes, 24.10 seconds — .75 seconds clear of Swiss skier Lara Gut, who was third after the first run, and .95 ahead of Sweden’s Maria Pietilae-Holmner, who had been second. Italian Federica Brignone was fourth, ahead of former World Cup winner Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany. Julia Mancuso of the United States did not finish the second run. Germany’s Veronique Hronek appeared to twist her right knee when crashing out of the first run.

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Arrowhead Stadium. “We’ll see them again,” Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said. “They’ve got the upper hand on us right now because in their minds they think they can beat us. If we go down there, it will be a different story. But we’ve got to fight our way back.” The AFC South-champion Colts (10-5) have beaten the Chiefs in five of their last six games. Jamaal Charles ran for 106 yards and the game’s opening score, but Kansas City failed to keep him involved as the Colts scored the final 23 points. Luck finished with 241 yards passing, while Brown gashed a decent run defense despite working behind a patchwork offensive line. Adam Vinatieri also had three field goals for the Colts, who didn’t commit a turnover. “That’s what coach (Chuck) Pagano has preached since I’ve been with the club,” Luck said. “Limit turnovers on offense and create turnovers on defense.” Early on, the Chiefs appeared as if they were going to pick up right where they left off last week, when they hung 56 points on the Raiders. They marched downfield on the opening drive, and Charles took a carry around the right side 31 yards for a touchdown.






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Thailand may be moving from democracy to fascism LOS ANGELES — A country of beauty is in danger of turning into a beast. The Kingdom of Thailand, the land of the smiling people, the gorgeous countryside and a storied history as the once-upon-a-time Siam, now has a severe case of the political uglies. This Constitutional democracy, anchored by a long-running monarchy, is in danger of heading down a fascist path. For America, the proper question is what if any is our place and role in the unfolding tragedy — what can we appropriately do to help? To be sure, it would be illegitimate for the U.S. government to intrude in any way into the politics of Thailand. Washington must accept any government that’s a legitimate and Constitutional one. But the many thousands of angry protesters in Bangkok, the capital city where the anti-government movement is boiling, are not marching for democracy but in effect for an end to it. They are furious with the present government of Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister TOM representing the party elected in 2011. In effect, it is their position that the majority PLATE of Thais — many from the country’s sprawling rural regions — are not sufficiently educated to make decisions about the country’s governance and future direction. They would thus end the system of universal suffrage in place since 1933 and substitute an elitist, authoritarian system. For her part, Prime Minister Yingluck has dissolved parliament and offered the The evil, noxious and electorate another chance early next year to make revolting threat now in its national will known. the air over Yingluck is Vote us out if you wish, she challenges: And it is deplorable. It threatens precisely because it is likely to undermine Thailand’s that her party will win yet another mandate that the credibility in the world ominous cloud of further and its key role in violence and possible coup continue to hover. To this, Southeast Asia. the U.S. position should be clear and firm. In view of the fact that no clause or article in the Thai Constitution authorizes the option of coup or assassination, America opposes violent or unconstitutional change and supports the Yingluck government until such time as the Thai electorate has otherwise spoken — but only through constitutional means. The evil, noxious and revolting threat now in the air over Yingluck is deplorable. It threatens to undermine Thailand’s credibility in the world and its key role in Southeast Asia, where even Myanmar has been making strides toward more representative government. The violent threats and salacious slurs being hurled against Yingluck and family (which have no merit and deserve no space in any civilized discussion or debate) have tended toward the malevolently misogynist. Yingluck is the chosen leader of the dominant political party in Thailand founded by, among others, her older brother Thaksin Shinawatra. It has never lost an election and Thaksin himself was ejected as prime minister in 2006 not via a recall election or any other civilized or constitutional method but by military coup to which, as far as anyone can tell, neither the King nor the Queen lifted a royal finger to discourage. In the current crisis, the patented Yingluck style has been to respond to the anti-government street demonstrations in Bangkok with her quiet aplomb and patient willingness to engage all parties and discuss all issues. But the implacable opposition, revolving around the oddly named Democratic Party, will have none of that, and the prime minister has executed a graceful exit to meet and greet the party’s vast array of supporters and well-wishers in the populous, poorer northeast of the county, where her party is overwhelming popular, and where perhaps half the populace lives. This is a shameful way to treat an elected prime minister —man or woman. There is no mystery about the vitriol toward her brother Thaksin, to be sure. He may be a modern political mastermind and dominant political-party guru that seemingly cannot lose a nationwide election. But he has made very many enemies of the numerous Thai insiders he has outfoxed over the years, in part due to a sometimes-arrogant, headstrong style that he has come to recognize in himself and greatly regret as counter-productive. But he has publicly accepted, as far back as 2010, in his first substantive public interviews, that his days as a Thai office-holder are history and that no further office would ever be sought. Not surprisingly, however, this is not enough for the anti-Thaksin opposition, which views him as, in effect, the shadow prime minister, as he refuses to end his role (but perhaps understandably) as Yingluck’s older and alwaysfull-of-advice brother. Thus, the violent vitriol gets thrown at Yingluck, whose style of government has been anything but arrogant and whose personal ways have been above reproach. Tragically, the current march of hatred by right wing Black Shirt groups seems reminiscent of European-style, Mussolini-like fascist groups, foaming at the mouth and through their media with sickening spurts of misogyny, sexism and worse. Thailand — beautiful country that she is — must reject this darkness and embrace the enlightenment of accepting and including all citizens of all backgrounds into the continuing and vital process of framing its future. One-person, one-vote democracy may or may not be the best of all possible systems; but it is the one indicated by the Thai Constitution, and the one deserving the respect and support of all decent Thais. This, too, should be the position of the American people and its government.

JOURNALIST TOM PLATE is the Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University and a recent visiting professor at United Arab Emirates University.


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Letter to The Editor • Kind actions of lady from Wawaka helped spread Christmas cheer

conversation, and found when she returned to her home in Wawaka that she had picked up a bag that we had forgotten. The Service Center clerk then received a telephone call from the lady in Wawaka stating that she had a bag of candy that was not hers and she would be bringing it back to the store shortly. We wish to give a big “thank you” to the lady in Wawaka who put forth an extra effort to return the candy and to Walmart for the professional way the situation was handled. It certainly makes us believers in the Christmas spirit of our fellow man. Best holiday wishes.

To the editor: On the morning of the Christmas parade we decided we might need more candy for the children. We made a quick trip to Walmart and bought several bags as “back up” to assure we would not run out. Upon arriving home we discovered we were missing a couple of bags of candy. Larry went out to the store with our receipt and they gladly offered to replace what we were missing. As Larry was discussing that the candy was for the parade and he would be driving the PFG semi, a lady directly behind us in the check out line was hearing the

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Repeal personal property tax on production machinery, equipment BY PATRICK J. KIELY

Governor Mike Pence is right when he says “the time has come to phase out the business personal property tax” to “spur new investment and growth.” A good step toward fulfilling the governor’s goal is to exempt production machinery and equipment from the personal property tax. Indiana’s economy is the most manufacturing dependent in the nation, yet our state penalizes investments in production machinery and equipment by taxing those investments. It’s the old adage, if you want less of something, tax it. Hoosier manufacturing is currently experiencing a revival, and it is critically important we keep the momentum moving forward. Indiana has added 60,000 manufacturing jobs since July 2009, second highest in the U.S. behind Michigan — a state that is phasing out its personal property tax. Much of the recent growth in manufacturing can be attributed to our state’s favorable tax and regulatory climate. Yet despite the advantageous business environment in Indiana, property tax policy remains an important issue for manufacturers. The 2013 Indiana Manufacturing Survey, conducted by Katz Sapper & Miller and Indiana University Kelley School of Business, ranked property and corporate tax policy as the issues “most critical in terms of the cost and viability of manufacturing in Indiana.” This continued interest in property tax policy among Hoosier manufacturers is well-founded. The non-partisan Legislative Services Agency found that while net taxes across all property

Any budget shortfall that may result from exempting production machinery and equipment can be recouped through local government efficiencies and consolidations, and if necessary, the current local option income tax system.

• types decreased 10.3 percent from 2007 to 2011 in Indiana, business real and personal property taxes increased 6.3 percent. Additionally, the Tax Foundation compared property tax treatment of residential property with commercial and industrial property throughout the U.S. The report found that “nationwide, state and local governments collected 44 percent of property tax revenue from residential property and 56 percent from non-residential property (mostly commercial and industrial).” In Indiana, the share of property taxes collected from residential property is only 29 percent and a whopping 71 percent from commercial and industrial property — an astonishingly lopsided property tax burden on Hoosier businesses. “Personal property” is a very broad term that includes billboards, office equipment, furniture, and racks and shelving. Production machinery and equipment, however, is just one slice of

the total personal property pie. It includes the tractor and combine used by farmers to grow food, and the lathe, drill press, and CNC machine used in the manufacturing of goods. Annually taxing these assets is counter-productive because it is a tax on productivity. In 2013, industrial and agricultural taxpayers paid $486.7 million in personal property taxes, which represents 7.76 percent of all real and personal property taxes paid to local governments. Any budget shortfall that may result from exempting production machinery and equipment can be recouped through local government efficiencies and consolidations, and if necessary, the current local option income tax system. In addition to being affordable, a personal property tax exemption for production machinery and equipment would primarily benefit farmers and small manufacturers. Seventy-nine percent of Hoosier manufacturers employ 49 people or less, and 68 percent are pass-through entities, such as S-Corps, sole proprietors, and partnerships. If we want to spur business investment, help farmers, improve the economic competitiveness of our communities, and attract new manufacturers to Indiana without significantly impairing the budgets of local governments, support Governor Pence’s plan and start with exempting production machinery and equipment from the personal property tax. PATRICK J. KIELY is president of the Indiana Manufacturers Association, dedicated to advocating for a business climate that creates, protects and promotes quality manufacturing jobs in Indiana.

What Others Say • Speaker Boehner finally takes on meddling groups Finally, House Speaker John Boehner has stood up against hard-right groups, many of them financial backers of the tea party, who seem less interested in taking in the Democrats than thwarting the speaker’s agenda and purging Congress of Republicans members they consider too willing to compromise. The position of groups such as the deep-pocketed Heritage Action, the Club for Growth, the Senate Conservatives Fund, Americans for Prosperity and other groups backed by shadowy billionaires is simple: No compromise. Tea party-backed groups are arguably responsible for the GOP winning control of the House in 2010 and have been living off that victory ever since. But they also were instrumental in keeping the Senate Democratic by fielding extremist candidates unacceptable to the mainstream. And now, for reasons that seem like pure cussed-

ness, these same groups are seeking to dethrone the top Senate Republican, GOP leader Mitch McConnell. What angers mainstream Republicans is that these groups provoke intraparty feuds and use them to raise money. “They’re misleading their followers,” Boehner said. “I just think they’ve lost all credibility.” Boehner said these groups pushed the House GOP into a fight to defund Obamacare that shut down the government for 16 days and badly damaged the party’s image and standings in the polls. The speaker said, “But if you recall, the day before the government reopened, one of these groups stood up and said, ‘Well, we never really thought it would work,’” sarcastically adding, “Are you kidding me?” The speaker was perhaps feeling extra confident because Thursday the House handed him a big victory by overwhelmingly approving, 332-94,

a bipartisan budget pact that eases the harshest of the across-the-board spending cuts called for in the sequester and insures that there will be no government shutdown for the next two years, at least not for budgetary reasons. Rather than departing for Christmas recess on Friday as planned, the Senate will stay in town to vote on the budget agreement. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid will need at least five Republican votes to overcome the expected filibuster. The usual suspects already have announced their opposition, but the lopsided House vote, plus Boehner’s strong defense of the bill, gives political cover to Senate Republicans who vote for it. It took Boehner long enough to come down hard on outside political groups messing with his caucus. Let’s hope he takes that fighting spirit into the new year, because the alternative is simply more deadlock. Evansville Courier & Press




Man still looking for mate on dating sites DEAR ABBY: I am a woman in an exclusive, committed relationship with “Vince.” We have talked about a future together and getting married. My only issue is I can’t seem to keep him off of dating sites. Even when I catch Vince red-handed, he’ll deny it or blame it on his friend “using his ID.” I have asked him over and over to delete the sites, but he won’t. He continues to tell me he’s in love with me and wants only me. He says I’m the woman of his dreams. If that’s true, there should be no need for him to look anymore, right? Please help me understand his obsession, and if there are any tools I can use to be more effective to talk to Vince about this. — FUMING IN FLORIDA DEAR FUMING: Your communication tools are just fine. Your ability to recognize




when someone is stringing you along is what needs improvement. You may feel you are in a committed relationship, but Vince appears to be less committed than you are. Worse, he also has DEAR a problem the ABBY telling truth. DEAR ABBY: I’m conflicted about my role in supporting my children through the death of my ex-wife. We divorced 25 years ago. There was no significant other in her life. I would like to support them emotionally, but I feel the burial, funeral, etc., are matters for their

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family and her relatives. My question is, am I right? And how soon should I go and be with my children? We have been in close touch, and I believe they know that I care and I’m here for them. They live across the country, so the distance and cost of transportation are concerns. – CONFLICTED IN TEXAS DEAR CONFLICTED: I’m sure no one expects you to contribute financially to the funeral of someone from whom you have been divorced for a quarter of a century. However, you should ask your adult children if they would like you to attend for emotional support. DEAR ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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On this date Dec. 23: •In 1823, the poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas” was published anonymously in the Troy (N.Y.) Sentinel; the verse, more popularly known as “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” was later attributed to Clement C. Moore. • In 1948, former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed in Tokyo.


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DEAR DOCTOR K: I have Type 2 diabetes, and I check my blood sugar levels every day. Why do I need to have my HbA1c levels tested every few months? DEAR READER: Diabetes is marked by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood and urine. Without adequate treatment, diabetes can cause serious long-term complications. The key to preventing them is to control blood sugar -- to keep it close to the normal level. In order to control your blood sugar levels, you need to know what they are. When I was training in medicine, the only way a patient could do that on his or her own was to test the amount of sugar in the urine. Checking the sugar levels in the blood required a blood test and laboratory analysis. Today, by sticking


insulin to use. Knowing your blood sugar level can also protect you from spells of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which can have dangerous complications of their own. And daily blood sugar testing also can spot times when your blood sugar level is getting dangerously high. Your doctor will use the HbA1c test to spot trends in your blood sugar levels and head off complications. If your HbA1c levels are too high, your doctor should recommend starting medication. If you are already on medication, your doctor may adjust your dose or add another drug in order to achieve a lower HbA1c level at the next test. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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NJ mayor in ‘American Hustle’ left complex legacy CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — In “American Hustle,” a highly fictionalized telling of the bizarre Abscam FBI corruption sting of the 1970s, the public official on the take is the most selfless character. In the film, which opened Friday, Camden Mayor Carmine Polito turns down a briefcase full of money when he is first offered a bribe. The character, based on real-life Mayor Angelo Errichetti and played by Jeremy Renner, later agrees to accept the money because he believes doing so would lead to job production and help residents. Those who knew him and have studied the long-troubled city agree Errichetti was deeply concerned for his constituents but has a complicated persona. “For all the mayors I worked for, he was THE mayor,” said Richard Cignalia, who spent more than 40 years in Camden city government and was appointed by Errichetti to be city finance director. “If you

went to him with a problem, he was accessible and he really did care about the city.” Cignalia, who’s seen only the trailers so far, notes that Renner’s version of his boss has the right pompadour, but he’s still worried about how he’s portrayed. “I hope he doesn’t look like a big crook who didn’t care,” Cignalia said. But in the movie, by putting public service first and genuinely befriending the man who would bring him down, he comes off as downright innocent if you can overlook his willingness to deal with the mob if he thought it was for the greater good. In real life, the mayor’s undoing may have helped push a city already on the brink into an even darker time. Errichetti was elected mayor in 1973 as his hometown was reeling from race riots two years earlier, and manufacturers and their jobs were disappearing.

By the end of the 1970s, Errichetti was also chairman of the state Senate’s budget committee and the undisputed leader of southern New Jersey’s Democratic machine. Besides trying to restore his city, he was trying to spur redevelopment in Atlantic City. In 1976, voters agreed to allow gambling there, but it would be five years before the first casino opened. Then came Abscam, the operation at the center of “American Hustle.” The movie, a 1970s-era period piece with low necklines and big hair, gets its first of many laugh lines with the words that appear on screen as it opens: “Some of this actually happened.” A con man and the FBI worked together to bribe politicians using two FBI agents pretending to be Arab sheik investors. The operation led to 19 convictions, including Errichetti, six members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Sen. Harrison Williams.


In this photo from the film “American Hustle,” Jeremy Renner, right, portrays Mayor Carmine Polito, who goes corrupt as a means to help his city and state.

“He was pretty impressive in the way he dealt with an incredibly difficult transition in terms of the white working class disappearing overnight,” said Howard Gillette, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers

Also shown, from left, are Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, Elisabeth Rohm as Dolly Polito and Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld.

University’s Camden campus and the author of “Camden After the Fall,” a history of the city. “It was certainly more than a thumb in the dam.” Gillette, who taught a class this semester on

political corruption, credits Errichetti, the last white mayor of a mostly minority city, for working closely with black leaders. He doesn’t think Errichetti could have done anything to reverse the city’s decline.

Iceland’s hidden Latino academic achievement gap elves delay many persists throughout U.S. schools road projects REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — In this land of fire and ice, where the fog-shrouded lava fields offer a spooky landscape in which anything might lurk, stories abound of the “hidden folk” — thousands of elves, making their homes in Iceland’s wilderness. So perhaps it was only a matter of time before 21st-century elves got political representation. Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project building a direct route from the Alftanes peninsula, where the president has a home, to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabaer. They fear disturbing elf habitat and claim the area is particularly important because it contains an elf church. The project has been halted until the Supreme Court of Iceland rules on a case brought by a group known as Friends of Lava, who cite both the environmental and the cultural

impact — including the impact on elves — of the road project. The group has regularly brought hundreds of people out to block the bulldozers. And it’s not the first time issues about “Huldufolk,” Icelandic for “hidden folk,” have affected planning decisions. They occur so often that the road and coastal administration has come up with a stock media response for elf inquiries, which states that “issues have been settled by delaying the construction project at a certain point while the elves living there have supposedly moved on.” Scandinavian folklore is full of elves, trolls and other mythological characters. Most people in Norway, Denmark and Sweden haven’t taken them seriously since the 19th century, but elves are no joke to many in Iceland, population 320,000. A survey conducted by the University of Iceland in 2007 found that 62 percent of the 1,000 respondents thought it was at least possible that elves exist.

PAJARO, Calif. (AP) — As Hispanics surpass white Californians in population next year, the state becomes a potential model for the rest of the country, which is going through a slower but similar demographic shift. But when it comes to how California is educating students of color, many say the state serves as a model of what not to do. In California, 52 percent of the state’s 6 million school children are Hispanic, just 26 percent are white. And Hispanic students in general are getting worse educations than their white peers. Their class sizes are larger, course offerings are fewer and funding is lower. The consequence is obvious: lower achievement. Just 33 percent of Hispanic students are proficient in reading in third grade, compared with 64 percent of white students. By high school, one in four Hispanic 10th graders in California cannot pass the high school math exit exam, compared with 1 out of 10 white students. And while overall test scores across the state have gone up in the past decade, the achievement gap hasn’t changed. “The expectations at my

school were just so low, and that’s so shortsighted,” said Alvaro Zamora, 17, who excelled despite the educational challenges in the Pajaro Valley, a farming region near the Central Coast where his classmates were almost entirely Mexican immigrants or children of immigrants. “Most economies are driven by innovation. If you don’t have a math and science literate population you won’t have the majority of the population innovating,” he said. Nationally, an achievement gap is also showing up as Latino enrollment has soared from one out of 20 U.S. students in 1970 to nearly one out of four, and white students account for just 52 percent of U.S. first graders. “We’re falling behind,” said Antioch University Los Angeles provost Luis Pedraja. “Ultimately we will face a crisis where a majority of the U.S. population will be economically disadvantaged, which will reduce their spending power and contribution to taxes and Social Security, impacting all segments of society and our country’s economic health.” There are many factors

cut flower industry, come to their Watsonville home exhausted from low-paying jobs and tell her: “I don’t want you looking like me.” She wants to get an education and return to improve her community, but she worries that her high marks in school won’t spell college success. “Right now I feel people have given up on us, they say, ‘Oh, they don’t need an education to work in the fields,’” she said. “So I go to school thinking I’m going to get a great education, but I’m worried I’m going to go to college and see that I’m at a great disadvantage to the white students.” Gov. Jerry Brown hopes to flip what he calls “a funding system that is overly complex, bureaucratically driven and deeply inequitable” with a budget change phased in over several years that will funnel more money to low income and non-English students. California also has a law that allows parents to vote to take over a failing school; on July 29, Desert Trails Preparatory Academy in Adelanto reopened as the first public school in the nation to be taken over by parents under one of these laws.

contributing to California’s educational divide; many Hispanic students are children of Mexican immigrants who did not complete high school and who cannot provide the academic and social support and advocacy of their white counterparts. The state also has a tax system that allows communities to increase local taxes for their schools — thus wealthier communities have wealthier schools. Jackie Medina, a 4th and 5th grade teacher who has been teaching for nine years in Watsonville, said test scores may also not reflect actual achievement if they’re requiring native Spanish speakers to test in English. A local leader in the California Association of Bilingual Educators, she teaches about topics like immigration in her classroom so her students get relevant curriculum that relates to them, in both English and Spanish. “All educators want high achievement of all of our students,” she said. “We need to have a paradigm shift and look at how we’re educating this large population, incorporating their native language.” Dulce Sixtos, 16, said her father, a fieldworker, and her mother, who works in the

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The Herald Republican is the daily newspaper serving Steuben County in northeast Indiana.