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Ligonier family escapes Christmas fire GOOD MORNING Jail officer hurt in inmate attack FORT WAYNE (AP) — A spokesman says a confinement officer at the Allen County Jail in Fort Wayne was seriously injured when he was attacked by inmate. Sheriff’s department spokesman Jeremy Tinkel tells WANE-TV the officer, whose name was not released, was knocked unconsciousness and suffered a severe head injury in the attack Wednesday morning. He was listed in serious condition at a Fort Wayne hospital. Tinkel says an investigation has begun to try to determine what sparked the attack. He says the name of the inmate who struck the officer will not be released. Tinkel says the jail has been placed on lockdown.


LIGONIER — A Ligonier family is counting its blessings after they were able to safely escape a fire in their home on Christmas morning. The fire did extensive damage to the home of Joe and Christy Hofmeister, but there were no injuries. The family was alerted to the fire by smoke alarms and was able to exit the home and call for help.

Firefighters were called to the two-story home in the 700 block of South Main Street at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to Ligonier fire chief Jeremy Weaver. When the fire department arrived on scene, smoke and fire were coming from the rear of the house. The fire was out by 9:16 a.m., and crews remained on scene for a couple of hours to watch for any flare-ups, Weaver said.

The family lost many of its belongings and Christmas gifts. They are staying with friends. The fire was contained to the back portion of the home. There was heavy smoke damage throughout the structure. A cause for the blaze has not yet been determined and the investigation will continue today. Christy Hofmeister is a teacher for the West Noble School Corp. Word spread quickly throughout the area of the fire, with offers

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Salvation Army finds gold bar in donation kettle MICHIGAN CITY (AP) — The Salvation Army says an anonymous donor dropped a 1-ounce gold bar worth an estimated $1,200 in one of its red kettles outside a store in northern Indiana. Corinne Charleston said she was thrilled to find a $50 bill in the kettle, but then found the gold that had been placed in a kettle in Michigan City over the weekend. Then she discovered the gold bar. Salvation Army Lt. Bill Brutto says he’s aware of gold coins being left in kettles, but says in his 10 years with the organization it is the first time he’s seen it happen. Brutto says the gold bar was wrapped in a $1 bill.

State senator wants to keep Christmas in public schools SELLERSBURG (AP) — A state senator says he plans to introduce legislation that would provide legal protection to public schools and teachers that want to celebrate Christmas in their classrooms. Sen. Jim Smith, R-Charlestown, said he believes Christmas is under attack and being stolen from children. He says his bill would give educators and public schools legal immunity for Christmas activity. The bill is modeled after the Merry Christmas bill that already passed the state legislature in Texas.

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of help pouring in for the family. The couple have two young sons. All four members of the family were home when the fire was discovered but were able to safely escape. Ligonier firefighters were assisted at the scene by the Ligonier Police, Noble County EMS and city utility crews. The Sparta Township Fire Department from Cromwell was on stand-by while Ligonier was fighting the fire.

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St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School third-grade teacher Kathy Beckman of Auburn has received two teaching honors this fall.

Honored teacher inspires students BY MATT GETTS

AVILLA — Kathy Beckman’s award-winning 2013 has turned into a gift for her students. Beckman, 53, teaches third grade at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School in Avilla. This fall she was named the Light of Learning Award winner from the school and also won the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Notre Dame Club. Beckman and her husband, Mark, have two grown children. The couple live south of Auburn. The Light of Learning Award is presented to a teacher in each of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese parochial schools. According to the school, Beckman was recognized as “a true profes-

sional who knows her students strengths and weaknesses, differentiates instruction accordingly and ensures that every student in her classroom achieves to the best of their ability.” For the Notre Dame Club honor, she was chosen from all kindergarten through senior high teachers at private, parochial and charter schools from Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties. A public school teacher also was chosen to participate. According to a news release from the school, Beckman was chosen “for her excellence in inspiring students by piquing their curiosity, fueling their imagination and giving life to their dreams.”

“If you can show me something new that works, I’m all for it.” Kathy Beckman Award-winning teacher

• As part of her award, Beckman was selected to attend the Notre Dame Club’s Excellence in Teaching Conference in late October. Beckman said the conference “was about how to develop your SEE TEACHER, PAGE A8

DETROIT (AP) — Ted and Angela Montgomery had planned to entertain family and friends this Christmas at their home in Lapeer, north of Detroit. But an ice storm knocked out their lights and heat on Sunday — and it hadn’t been restored by Christmas Eve. “We’ve just been using our fireplace, using the one in the great room and that’s been keeping it pretty decent,” said 61-year-old Ted Montgomery, who was headed for a shelter in a hotel on Tuesday. “We planned a little family gathering we had to cancel.” Montgomery was among a half-million utility customers — from Maine to Michigan and into Canada — who lost power in an ice storm last weekend that one utility called the worst during Christmas week in its history. Repair crews were working around the clock to restore service, and they reported good progress Wednesday morning despite more snow rolling into the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest overnight. So, like Jennings, thousands of people prepared for a holiday at home without electricity or packed up their wrapped gifts and stayed with family or friends. At his home in central Maine, Doug Jennings had only a propane stove to heat his home — with visitors in town. SEE DARK, PAGE A8

Man suffers burns in fire at Bear Lake home


BEAR LAKE — A man suffered burns and one of his cats died in a fire at his Bear Lake home Monday, according to county authorities. James “Jim” Krock, who lives in the residence at 1905 S. Fourth St. on Bear Lake in rural Albion, was in fair condition Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, the hospital’s community relations department said. Firefighters were called to the house at 11:44 a.m. Monday, Noble County E-911 dispatch said. Krock, who lives alone, already had escaped the blaze, but his two cats still were inside the house. Flames were visible from the home. The first firefighters arrived at 11:52 a.m., dispatch records said. Noble Township Fire Department

took charge at the scene. “It was already fully engulfed when they got there,” said Noble Township Fire Department spokeswoman Angie Click. “The attic and ceiling were collapsing.” By 12:04 p.m., flames were coming through the roof, dispatch records said. A firefighter rescued one of the two cats in the house, but the other perished, Click said. Krock had burns to his hands and face, Click said. He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital by Noble County EMS, according to dispatch records. Also assisting at the scene were the Thorncreek Township, Sparta Township and Churubusco fire departments, Click said. Firefighters had the fire under control by 12:40 p.m., dispatch records said. Authorities called 1-800-BoardUp to the scene to


James “Jim” Krock was in fair condition Tuesday after being burned in a fire that heavily damaged his residence at 1905 S. Fourth St., Bear Lake, Monday. One of Krock’s cats died as a result of the fire.

secure the house. Krock reportedly told neighbors he had left a portable deep-fryer on when he fell asleep, and that

the deep-fryer had caused the fire. A neighbor picked up the surviving cat and is caring for it, neighbors said.

Pope’s prayer for those afflicted, under attack VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered Christmas wishes Wednesday for a better world, praying for protection for Christians under attack, battered women and trafficked children, peace in the Middle East and Africa, and dignity for refugees

fleeing misery and conflict around the globe. Francis delivered the traditional “Urbi et Orbi” (Latin for “to the city and to the world”) speech from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to more than 70,000 cheering tourists, pilgrims

and Romans in the square below. In his first Christmas message since being elected pontiff in March, he asked for all to share in the song of Christmas angels, “for every man or woman … who hopes for a better world, who cares for others,” humbly.

Among places ravaged by conflict, Francis singled out Syria, which saw its third Christmas during civil war; South Sudan; the Central African Republic; Nigeria; and Iraq. In Iraq on Wednesday, militants SEE POPE, PAGE A8



Police Blotter • People arrested ANGOLA — The following people were arrested Monday and Tuesday by law enforcement officers working in Steuben County and lodged in the Steuben County Jail. • Megan L. Butts, 26, Chicago, arrested at the jail for misdemeanor operating while intoxicated. • Richard C. Gens, 65, Angola, arrested in the 100 block of North C.R. 200W for misdemeanor operating while intoxicated. • Scott A. Muzzillo, 27, Angola, arrested on a fugitive warrant. • Kori L. Oliver, 26, Fremont, arrested on a warrant for felony forgery. • David L. Word, 41, Holt, Mich., arrested on Interstate 69 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Public Meetings • Monday, Dec. 30 • Fremont Town Council, town hall, 205 N. Tolford St., Fremont, 9 a.m. Special meeting. • Orland Town Council, town hall, Orland Community Building, 9635 W. S.R. 120, Orland, 9 a.m. Special meeting. • Steuben County Commissioners, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola, 8:30 a.m. Drainage board meets at 2 p.m. • Ashley Town Council, Ashley Community Center, 500 S. Gonser Ave., Ashley, 7 p.m.



Cameron certified for diabetes ANGOLA — The Community Health Relations department at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital has been awarded a 4-year education certificate for its quality diabetes self-management education program from the American Diabetes Association. The ADA believes that this program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The ADA’s Education Recognition Certificate assures compliance with the National Standard for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who provide participants with comprehensive informa-


John White, Cameron Memorial Community Hospital diabetic educator, discusses the importance of diabetic education with Wilma Latson, Cameron Hospital

Auxiliary member, at the Council on Aging Health Fair in October 2013.

tion about diabetes management. “The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide,” said John White, registered nurse, Cameron’s Community Health Relations coordinator, “and it assures

percent of the population in the United States, who have diabetes. While an estimated 14.6 million have been diagnosed, the remaining people are not aware that they have this disease. Each day approximately 4,100 people are diagnosed with diabetes. Many learn that they have diabetes when they

the patient that he or she will receive high-quality service.” Education recognition status is verified by an official certificate from the ADA and is awarded every four years. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 20.8 million people, 7

are treated for one of its life-threatening complications, which include heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, blindness and nerve disease and amputation. For more information regarding Cameron Hospital’s diabetic education program, call 667-5378.

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MARION — There is more than $35,000 difference between the state with the highest average teacher salary and the state with the lowest. The state-bystate data, collected by the National Center for Education Statistics, paints

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McWhirt claimed may contribute to the differences in salary is the cost of living in each state. New York, notorious for its high cost of living, is at the top of the ranking with an average salary of $75,279. South Dakota is at the bottom, with an average salary of $39,580. Rent prices in Sioux Falls, S.D. are 78.55 percent lower than they are in New York City according to “I’m not sure what the differences are in our cost of living compared with other states,” McWhirt said. “Sometimes your circumstances, what it costs to live, housing, the things that you need to live on, how does that compare? Does that make a difference as well? We need to make sure we’re competitive so we can give people in that profession

a reasonable rate of return so they can have a livable wage.” Being able to draw in the best teachers with a competitive salary is something school corporations need to consider, according to Lezlie Winter, the director of curriculum at Mississinewa Community Schools. “A general assumption I have is that teaching is one of the most important professions and to be able to recruit the brightest, most talented teachers we have to be able to pay a competitive salary,” she said. “I’m just an advocate for teachers being paid the highest possible salary.” Adjusting teacher salaries is a complicated affair, but Winter said it is something that should be considered. “With Indiana being ranked at number

twenty-six, I would assume there needs to be some adjustment to be competitive, but there are so many factors that come into play,” she said. Teachers’ salaries are typically paid through the district’s general fund and MCS superintendent Brad Lindsay expressed his thankfulness at having such a great staff of teachers in his corporation. “I do appreciate our teachers and our staff who have chosen this profession to serve students,” Lindsay said. “Our students are why we exist, without students there is no business of education. I’m very thankful for people who choose to prepare themselves professionally and prepare their best and bring their best every single day. That is so important for the future.”

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Indianapolis auto show marks 100 years INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Auto Show is about to mark its 100th show. The Indianapolis Star reports the show opens 11 a.m. Thursday at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis and runs through Jan. 1. Indianapolis-based automotive historian and author Dennis Horvath


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ISU won’t be able to preserve facades

TERRE HAUTE. (AP) — Indiana State University won’t be able to preserve the facades of three of Terre Haute’s oldest downtown buildings as originally planned as part of a new, multi-story building for student housing. The Tribune-Star reports state lawmakers decided the $2 million cost of saving the facades was too much. ISU Treasurer Diann McKee says dropping the facades was a necessary concession to obtain approval for the project. McGuire Excavating & Trucking has agreed to do to demolish the buildings between Jan. 8 and April 30. City Council member Todd Nation had supported the historic preservation of downtown, but says he hopes a new building at that location will become a new downtown landmark.







Alcohol tax hike may be tough to swallow BY MAUREEN HAYDEN CNHI Statehouse Bureau Chief

INDIANAPOLIS — A few extra pennies on a six-pack of beer could help Indiana counties afford addiction and mental health programs for low-level offenders, keeping them out of prison, in line with a law that goes into effect in July. But the idea — floated by a group of prosecutors, public defenders, judges, police and prison officials — may fall flat in an election year when lawmakers loathe anything that whiffs of a tax increase, no matter how small. “The general flavor of a tax increase prior to an election has little appeal and would meet with skepticism from both sides of the aisle,” said Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, chair of the House Ways & Means Committee. A few years ago Brown proposed raising the alcohol tax by a few pennies to offset cuts in Medicaid payments to doctors and hospitals that treat the poor. His idea went nowhere, killed by THE NEWS SUN

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opposition from the alcohol lobby and cries of unfairness from interest groups who wanted a cut of the revenues. “It’s a lot more complicated than just saying, ‘We’ll put a nickel on alcohol and it all go to treatment,’” Brown said. Indiana has some of the lowest alcohol taxes in the nation, according to the non-profit Tax Foundation. The beer tax is 12 cents per gallon, or about 7 cents on a six-pack. The liquor tax is $2.68 per gallon, and wine is 47 cents per gallon. The alcohol taxes, mainly collected at the wholesale level, haven’t been raised since 1981. That’s why a task force of criminal justice officials, appointed by a legislative committee, thinks a tax increase is worth discussing. The group’s job over the past few months has been to raise ideas for how to reduce costs associated with the rewritten criminal code, scheduled to take effect July 1. Local officials criticize the law as an unfunded mandate. It’s designed

to encourage judges to sentence low-level offenders, whose crimes are often driven by addiction or mental illness, into community-based programs. But it came with no funding for those programs. The working group — which includes the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, the Indiana Public Defender Council, the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association and the Indiana Department of Correction — found few treatment programs currently exist, especially for the poor. Dave Powell of the prosecutors’ group and Larry Landis of the public defender council disagree on the impact of the criminal code reform; Powell worries some parts are too lenient, while Landis thinks some are too tough. But both agree that the law will fail if there’s no funding for local treatment programs that are at the heart of reducing recidivism. The working group estimates a one-penny increase on the beer tax would raise $30 million

in additional revenue. A nickel increase would raise $150 million. The combined taxes on beer, wine and hard alcohol now raise about $45 million a year in revenue. Of that only 7 percent is set aside by the state to pay for mental health and addiction services. The rest is divvied up among the pension fund, a prison-building fund, and the state’s general fund. Republican state Rep. Greg Steuerwald of Avon did much of the heavy lifting on reforming the criminal code and chaired the working group. He’s promised local officials that the law won’t shift costs from the state to the counties, as the Sheriffs Association and others fear. But that means convincing legislators to come up with funding for locals to implement the law. One idea he’d like to consider, if they legislators are averse to raising the alcohol tax, is re-directing more of the current alcohol tax revenue into funding local treatment programs. “I’ve come to the belief, based on best-practices evidence, that if we want

to drastically reduce the crime rate and recidivism, we’ve got to provide local communities with the proper funding,” Steuerwald said. It’s a tough assignment. The 2014 legislative session not only comes during an election year, but it comes during an off-budget year. Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) said it would be tough to re-open the budget to raise or re-direct taxes. One reason is the historically unbudgetable alcohol tax itself. Kenley took his own shot at raising the alcohol tax back in 2009, but his proposal to raise a penny on a bottle of beer went nowhere. One case made by opponents: Adding a penny of tax to the price of a beer may not seem like much, but bars that now charge $3 for a beer are more likely to charge $3.25 with a new tax. That fired up beer drinkers. But Kenley also said the impact of the new criminal code law is still unknown since it’s yet to go into effect. He points to

“... if we want to drastically reduce the crime rate and recidivism, we’ve got to provide local communities with the proper funding.” Rep. Greg Steuerwald R-Avon

• conflicting reports released earlier this year. One said the law will boost the costs to counties if judges divert more offenders into local programs; another said state prisons will bear the initial increase because judges will be reluctant to send offenders into treatment programs rather than jails. “The alcohol tax may be a potential new revenue source at some point,” Kenley said. “But we have some bigger questions about the fiscal impact of the (criminal code) law that still need to be answered.”

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Email your legal! legals @ Call Kelly at 877-791-7877x182 for details NOTICE OF MECHANICS LIEN AUCTION: 2005 Dodge Durango $1,903.12 VIN #1D4HB48N95F560918 Auction to be held 1/10/2014, 1:00 P.M. at Bill's Professional Towing, 9497 W. SR 120 Orland, IN 46776. HR,00364261,12/26,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SUIT IN THE STEUBEN CIRCUIT COURT CAUSE NO. 76D01-1312-MF-0574 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF STEUBEN SS: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, Defendant. The State of Indiana to the above-named defendants, and any other person who may be concerned. Your are notified that you have been sued in the above-named Court. The nature of the suit against you is: Complaint on Note and to Foreclose Mortgage on the following described real estate in Steuben County: Lot Number Two in Hantz Addition to the Town of Fremont, Indiana, according to the Recorded Plat thereof, Recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 58, in the Office of the Recorder of Steuben County, Indiana. This Summons by publication is specifically directed to the following named defendants whose addresses are: and to the following named defendants whose whereabouts are unknown: Argent Mortgage Company, LLC. In addition to the above-named defendants being served by this summons there may be other defendants who have an interest in this law suit. If you have a claim for relief against the plaintiff arising from the same transaction or occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer. You must answer the Complaint in writing, by you or your attorney, on or before the 26th day of January, 2014, (the same being within thirty (30) days after the Third Notice of Suit), and if you fail to do so a judgment will be entered against you for what the plaintiff has demanded. JPMC Specialty Mortgage LLC Foutty & Foutty, LLP ATTEST: Michelle Herbert Clerk of the Steuben Circuit Court Matthew L. Foutty, #20886-49 Andrew M. David, #18600-09 Foutty & Foutty, LLP 155 E. Market Street, Suite 605 Indianapolis, IN 46204-3219 (317) 632-9555 HR,00363146,12/12,19,26,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Circuit Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-1212-MF-0709 wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association was Plaintiff, and Christopher C. Stearns was a Defendant, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, 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 East Gale Street,

Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. LOT NUMBERED FOURTEEN (14) IN THE ORIGINAL PLAT OF FOLLETT ESTATES AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK RECORD 5, PAGE 57 IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF STEUBEN COUNTY, INDIANA. More commonly known as 604 W Cora Ln, Fremont, IN 46737-7601 Parcel No. 760220410117000004 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Fremont Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. ELYSSA M. MEADE Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 25352-64 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Christopher C. Stearns 604 W Cora Ln Fremont, IN 46737-7601. Service Type: Serve By Sheriff. NOTICE FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00362978,12/12,19,26,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Circuit Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-1204-MF-0198 wherein Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation was Plaintiff, and David J. Mase, Mary C. Mase and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. were Defendants, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, 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 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. Lots Numbered 24 and 25 in Rose's First Addition to "Rosewood" Subdivision, according to the recorded plat thereof. More commonly known as 2335 S 390 W, Pleasant Lake, IN 46779-9607 Parcel No. 761106410128000017 (Lot 24); 761106410129000017 (Lot 25) Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Steuben Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. DANIEL S. TOMSON Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 23777-64 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: David J. Mase c/o Ronald Glen Thomas 511 N Wayne St Angola, IN 46703-1001. Service Type: Serve By Sheriff. Mary C. Mase c/o Ronald Glen Thomas 511 N Wayne St Angola, IN 46703-1001. Service Type: Serve By Sheriff. NOTICE FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00362981,12/12,19,26,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Superior Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76D01-1209-MF-0498 wherein Nationstar Mortgage, LLC. was Plaintiff, and Gerry W. Clevenger was a Defendant, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, 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 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. All that part of the East one-half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 36 North, range 14 East, (Otsego Civil Township), Steuben County, Indiana, lying North of the Centerline of Hanselman Road, as conveyed by Deed Record 226, page 565, described as follows:Commencing at the East Quarter Corner of said Section 6, said point being the True Point of Beginning of this description; thence South 01 degrees 31 minutes 13 seconds west, along the East line of said Section 6, a distance of 669.70 feet, to a Railroad spike found this survey on the centerline of the Hanselman Road; thence departing said East line, North 57 degrees 20 minutes 47 seconds west, along the centerline of said Hanselman Road a distance of 1,240.76 feet, to a P.K. Nail found this Survey on the East-West quarter section line of said section 6; thence departing said centerline of Hanselman Road, North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds east, (Base Bearing), along said quarter section line; a distance of 1,062.42 feet, back to the east quarter corner of said section 6, the True Point of beginning of this description. More commonly known as 1890 E Hanselman Rd, Angola, IN 46703-8990 Parcel No. 761006000001000009 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Otsego Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. LESLIE A. WAGERS Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 27327-49 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Gerry W. Clevenger 9228 Roberts Rd Woodburn, IN 46797-9695. Service Type: Served by Appearance. NOTICE FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00362982,12/12,19,26,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Circuit Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-1304-MF-000203 wherein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Plaintiff, and Janelle L. Wilson a/k/a Janelle Wilson was a Defendant, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, 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 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. Lot Numbered 12 in Block 7 in the Town of Ashley, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, page 75, in the Office of the Recorder of Steuben County, Indiana. More commonly known as 309 E Lincoln St, Ashley, IN 46705-5210 Parcel No. 76-11-32-330-129.000018 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Steuben Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. MARC J. ANCEL Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 23488-49 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944

(317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Janelle L. Wilson a/k/a Janelle Wilson 4050 S State Road 1 Hamilton, IN 46742-9403. Service Type: Serve By Sheriff. NOTICE FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00362980,12/12,19,26,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Superior Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76D01-1306-MF-0317 wherein Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation was Plaintiff, and Tina M. Boley, Midland Funding LLC, Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., American Acceptance Company, LLC and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. were Defendants, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, 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 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. Part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 37 North, Range 13 East in Steuben County, Indiana, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a PK nail set on the South line of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 37 North, Range 13 East, Steuben County, Indiana, said point being located 264.0 feet West of the Southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23-37-13; thence West along the South line of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23-37-13, a distance of 87.5 feet to a PK nail set; thence North with a deflection angle to the right of 89 degrees 59 minutes 30 seconds a distance of 252.0 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pins set; thence East with a deflection angle to the right of 90 degrees 09 minutes 30 seconds and parallel to the South line of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23-37-13; a distance of 87.5 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin set; thence South with a deflection angle to the right of 89 degrees 50 minutes 30 seconds a distance of 252.0 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 0.506 acres.Subject to road rights of way and easements. More commonly known as 355 Calvary Ln, Angola, IN 46703-8540 Parcel No. 76-06-23-13-010-300 -012 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Pleasant Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. ALAN W. MCEWAN Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 2405149 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Tina M. Boley 355 Calvary Ln Angola, IN 46703-8540. Service Type: Serve By Sheriff. NOTICE FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00362979,12/12,19,26,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Circuit Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-1211-MF-0622 wherein Federal National Mortgage Association was Plaintiff, and Patrick W. Lieby a/k/ a Patrick Lieby, Capital One Bank (USA), National Association fka Capital One Bank, Medical & Dental Business, Capital One Auto Finance, Inc. and Snow & Sauertieg were Defendants, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, 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 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. A part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 24, Township 37 North, Range 13 East, Pleasant Civil Township, Steuben County, Indiana, more fully described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 24; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West (an assumed bearing and basis of subsequent bearings) 1485.40 feet to a P.K. nail found, and being the True Point of Beginning; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 119.03 feet; thence North 00 degrees 12 minutes 39 seconds West 475.00 feet; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 119.03 feet; thence South 00 degrees 12 minutes 39 seconds East 475.00 feet to the True Point of Beginning. Subject to all legal highways.This description is taken from a survey executed by Robert E. Rowland, RLS #10617, certified September 3, 1999.Also, a non-exclusive ingress/egress easement for driveway purposes appurtenant to the above described real estate, described as follows: A Ten (10) foot driveway easement for the sole purposes of ingress and egress to the property described in a survey by Rowland Associates, Inc., for Phil Miller, dated September 3, 1999, and numbered 99-278.A part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 24, Township 37 North, Range 13 East, Pleasant Civil Township, Steuben County, Indiana, more fully described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 24, Township 37 North, Range 13 East, thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 1,485.40 feet to a P.K. nail found; thence North 00 degrees 12 minutes 39 seconds West 20.00 feet to the true Point of Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 12 minutes 39 seconds West 85.00 feet; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 10.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 12 minutes 39 seconds East 85.00 feet; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 10.00 feet to the true Point of Beginning and said in previous survey to contain 850.00 square feet, more or less, subject to existing rights-of-way and legal easements of record. More commonly known as 730 E 50 N, Angola, IN 46703-9557 Parcel No. 76-06-24-000-004-020 -011 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Pleasant Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. LESLIE A. WAGERS Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 27327-49 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Patrick W. Lieby a/k/a Patrick Lieby 730 E 50 N Angola, IN 46703-9557. Service Type: Serve By Sheriff NOTICE FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00362977,12/12,19,26,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Circuit Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-1303-MF-0161 wherein Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation was Plaintiff, and Robert L. Back Jr., Kelli R. Back and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. were Defendants, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, 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 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. Being a part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 38 North, Range 13 East in Steuben County, Indiana. Beginning at a point 980.0 feet North of the Southwest corner of the Northwest Quarter; thence 140.0 feet East; thence South 72 deg. 15' East to the shoreline of Barton Lake which is the true point of beginning of this description; thence North 72 deg. 15' West to a point which bears 980.0 feet North and 140.0 feet East of the Southwest corner of the Northwest Quarter; thence along a curve in a Westerly direction whose radius is 70.0 feet to the shoreline of the channel; thence in an Easterly direction along the shoreline of the channel to the shoreline of Barton Lake; thence in a Northerly direction along Barton Lake to the true point of beginning.Being Lot Number 6 of the unrecorded plat of WAY-LU ADDITION on Barton Lake.ALSO the right ingress and egress over the following two easements. Being a part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 38 North, Range 13 East in Steuben County, Indiana. Beginning at a point 910.0 feet North of the Southwest corner of the Northwest Quarter; thence to the channel of Barton Lake which is the true point of beginning of this description; thence North 410.0 feet; thence East 40.0 feet; thence South 272.0 feet; thence East 30.0 feet; thence along a curve whose radius is 70.0 feet to the shoreline of the channel; thence in a Westerly direction along the channel to the true point of beginning.Being a part of the South half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 18, Township 38 North, Range 13 East in Steuben County, Indiana, beginning at a point of 1300.0 feet North of the Southeast corner of the Northeast Quarter; thence 20.0 feet North and South of a line which proceeds in a Westerly direction 2640.0 feet to a county road, 450 W. More commonly known as 355 Lane 301A Barton Lk, Fremont, IN 46737-9388 Parcel No. 760317230306000006 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Jamestown Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. SUSAN M. WOOLLEY Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 15000-64 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Robert L. Back Jr. Service by Publication. Service Type: Publication. Kelli R. Back 21815 Outer Dr Dearborn, MI 48124-3929. Service Type: Serve By Certified Mail. NOTICE FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00362976,12/12,19,26,hspaxlp


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LAOTTO — Alice L. Freeman, age 94 of LaOtto, Ind., died on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born July 15, 1919 to the late Clarence and Inez (Beckley) Schutt in Swan Township, Noble County, Ind. She was a graduate of Mrs. LaOtto High Freeman School. She married Don Freeman on March 29, 1941, and he died January 24, 1991. When they were first married Alice was a farmer’s wife and homemaker. Then in 1963 they bought the Avilla Dairy Treat and she retired in 1979. She was known for her homemade pies she would make every morning. She loved gardening, painting, crocheting, quilting, square dancing and any kind of craft and music. She is survived by three sons and daughters in-law, Larry and Marilyn Freeman, Morry and Virginia Freeman and Steve and Blinda Freeman; a daughter and son in-law, Susie and Steve Hill; five grandchildren, Brenda and Ron Dickinson, Rick and Becky Freeman, Jeremy and Maureen Freeman, Heather Freeman and Jason Malaise; and five great-grandchildren, Reece and Lauren Dickinson, Eden and Wyatt Freeman and Trevor Freeman. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn and Everett Schutt; two sisters, Marjory Gappinger and Gladys Sellers, and two grandchildren, Jonathan and Christopher Freeman. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 28 at 11 a.m. at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, with Pastor Donna Holcomb officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 27 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are to the American Diabetes Association or Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814. To send a condolence, sign the online guestbook or view a video tribute, visit

AVILLA — Doris J. Smith, 83, of Avilla and formerly of Cree Lake near Kendallville died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was a lifetime area resident. Mrs. Smith had worked at Monsanto in Ligonier and was a homemaker. She was Mrs. Smith a member of Zion Lutheran Church, West Fairfield, Corunna, Kendallville VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary, Kendallville American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary, and Kendallville Eagles Lodge 985 Auxiliary. She was born May 4, 1930, in York Township, Noble County to Ira and Hilda May (Sherrick) Wright. On June 25, 1949, in Albion she married Harold L. Smith. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1994. Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Janice Wright of Kendallville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Nancy and Claude Hoffman of Wolcottville and Rose Marie Wright of Fort Wayne; a sister-in-law, Margo Goegel of Toledo, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Danny Wright. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Sacred Heart Home, 515 North Main Street, Avilla, with Rev. Al Wingfield of Zion Lutheran Church and Tom Novy of Sacred Heart Home officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Calling will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Home. Memorials are to Sacred Heart Home. Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State St., Kendallville, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. youngfamilyfuneralhome. com.

AVILLA — Robert C. Brinker, 93, a resident of Sacred Heart, Avilla, died on Sunday Dec. 22, 2013. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Edward and Mary Brinker. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Mr. Brinker Army in World War II. He is survived by his daughters, Anita Brinker of New Jersey and Maryanne Budreau of Kendallville; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. (Lomont); brother, Joseph; and sisters, Ruth, Jeanette and Irene. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 7215 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given for masses. Condolences may be left at hockemeyermillerfh. com.

MANASSAS, Va. — Daniel J. Beber, 66, of Manassas, Va., passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was born in Garrett on June 22, 1947, to Eugene and Doris (Faust) Beber. His mother preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 2009. He graduated from Garrett High School in 1965, and Mr. Beber from Ball State University in 1969. He served during the Vietnam era from 1969 to 1971. On Aug. 10, 1974, he married Regina Stabile in Manassas, Va. Survivors include his father and wife; two children, Laurie (Scott) Livingston and Craig Beber; along with four grandchildren. His siblings include two sisters, Kathy (Jack) Guthrie of Kendallville, Debbie (Dale) Pfeiffer of Garrett and one brother, Paul (Bridget) Beber of Garrett. Memorials are to St. Joseph Church, Garrett.

GARRETT — Joseph T. Cattell, age 88 of Garrett, Ind., died Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. He was born July 12, 1925, in Garrett to George F. and Ethel (Girardot) Cattell and they preceded him in death. He married Veronica M. Mikrut on July 4, 1949 Mr. Cattell in Pittsburgh, Pa., and she survives in Garrett. He was member of the Garrett High School Class of 1944. He was a member of the Seabees in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Joe received his degree in watch and clock repair from Western Pennsylvania Horological Institute in 1949. Joe was a watchmaker at Ort’s Jewelry store for 50 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett; Garrett Eagles and Garrett American Legion Post 178. He was a past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus, Council 1790 and a member of the Mother Theresa Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Joseph was a member of the USBC–DeKalb County Bowling Hall of Fame. Joe loved his wife and family. He was a devoted and caring husband and proud and loving father and grandfather. His gentle love and sweet smile were gifts to his family. We will miss him so much, but we are thankful to have many wonderful memories of all of the family times together. Joseph is survived by his wife, Veronica “Ronnie” Cattell, Garrett; son, Bruce Allen (Shellie) Cattell, Fort Wayne, Ind.; two daughters, Barbara Ann (Ronald) Niccum, Stafford Springs, Conn., and Beth Ann (Doug) Scherer, Garrett; seven grandchildren, Zach Cattell, Indianapolis, Ind., Doug Niccum, Overland Park, Kan., Amanda Waybright, Fort Wayne, Brian Niccum, Stafford Springs, Conn., Maggie Cattell, Lakeland, Fla., Brandon Scherer, Austin, Texas, Hannah Cattell, Indianapolis, and Michaela Scherer, Garrett; one great-grandson, George Cattell, Indianapolis; and a sister: Dorothy Hefty, Auburn. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Max Cattell. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garrett, with Fr. Andrew Nazareth officiating Burial will follow in Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett, with military graveside services by the U.S. Navy and the Garrett American Legion and VFW. Memorials are to St. Joseph Catholic School or Masses. You may send a condolence or sign the online register book by visiting

Richard Plasterer CHURUBUSCO — Richard “Rick” Plasterer, 57, of Churubusco, died at 8:14 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Blue River Church of the Brethren, 3040 East 700 North, Columbia City. Calling will be Friday from 2-8 p.m at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco or at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam. Memorials are to the Blue River Church of the Brethren Deacon’s Fund.

Nedra Miller TOPEKA — Nedra L. Miller, 88, of Topeka died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier. Burial will be in Eden Cemetery in Topeka. Calling will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are to Westview Athletic Department, Westview High School, 1545 S 600 W, Topeka, IN 46571.

Alexis Reyes ANGOLA — Alexis Vieyra Reyes, 19, of Angola died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Fremont. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, LaGrange. The mass will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at the church with the Father J. Steele, CSC, officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at Arrange ments are being handled by Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange.

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Capitol dome set for 2-year renovation WASHINGTON (AP) — A world-famous symbol of democracy is going under cover, as workers start a two-year, $60 million renovation of the U.S. Capitol dome. Curved rows of scaffolds, like Saturn’s rings, will encircle it next spring, enabling contractors to strip multiple layers of paint and repair more than 1,000 cracks and broken pieces. The dome will remain illuminated at night and partly visible through the scaffolding and paint-capturing cloths. But the Washington icon — and portions of the Rotunda’s painted ceiling that lies below — will be significantly obscured for many months. The project is beginning just as the nearby Washington Monument sheds scaffolding that was used to repair damage from a 2011 earthquake. Half-completed when Abraham Lincoln stood beneath it to summon “the better angels of our nature” in 1861, the Capitol dome has since towered over Washington, which limits building heights to 130 feet. Time, however, has let water seep through hundreds of cracks. The water attacks cast iron, which “continues to rust and rust and rust,” said Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol. This first major renovation in more than 50 years should add decades of structural integrity to the dome, which Ayers calls perhaps “the most recognizable symbol across the globe.” The $60 million undertaking will heal inner wounds, he said, without changing the way the dome looks from the ground. Much of the work will be done at night and on weekends. It won’t be as flashy as the 1993 helicopter removal and return of the 19-foot Statue of Freedom from the dome’s top. The Capitol’s crowning piece is actually two domes, one nested under the other like Russian dolls, and separated by a web of cast iron braces hidden from view. From the ground it looks like a massive structure that would be too heavy for the building to support if it were indeed made of the solid stone it appears to be. Instead it is cast iron painted to look like masonry. The lighter material and open space between the inner and outer domes create a physically sustainable structure. But it’s by no means puny. The dome’s iron and masonry weigh 14.1 million pounds, said Kevin Hildebrand of the Capitol architect’s office.

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For too long, members of Congress have been working hard at everything except the one thing they should have been working hard at: legislating. They’ve done fundraisers and town hall meetings, and helped constituents track down Social Security checks. But they’ve been so unproductive that they’ve We’re in a competitive actually race with China for threatened our world world leadership, and standing our whether we like it or and domestic not, others around the well-being. Congress globe are comparing our finally is two governments. Our moving forward political dysfunction is a incrementally. serious handicap. Gridlock is breached, but it’s not broken. And the list of what Congress hasn’t done is far too long. There’s no food-stamp reauthorization or waterways construction bill. It passed a one-month extension to the farm bill, but that falls far short of the certainty this crucial economic sector needs. There’s no lasting solution to the debt ceiling problem. It has left unemployment benefits unresolved, immigration reform unresolved, tax reform unresolved and action on climate change unresolved. Unlike many members of Congress, Americans seem to understand that there are real costs to inaction. We’re in a competitive race with China for world leadership, and whether we like it or not, others around the globe are comparing our two governments. Our political dysfunction is a serious handicap. When asked about all this, congressional leaders tend to blame the other house, arguing that they’ve done their best but the other side has bottled up their efforts. All I can say is, fingerpointing is not an excuse, it’s an admission of failure. Legislating is tough, demanding work. It requires many hours of conversation about differences, commonalities, and possible solutions. It demands patience, mutual respect, persistence, collegiality, compromise, artful negotiation, and creative leadership. Yet when Congress meets only episodically throughout the year, when it often works just three days a week and plans an even more relaxed schedule in 2014, you can only come to one conclusion: They’re not really willing to work hard at legislating. A last-minute flurry of bills offers hope, but it’s going to take a lot more work to convince the country that Congress knows how to live up to its responsibilities.

LEE HAMILTON is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.


Letters To The Editor • Become informed, ask questions about trade deal To the editor: There’s a free trade agreement brewing you may not be aware of. It hasn’t been widely advertised, and most of the details are kept secret from folks like us. So, here’s a little food for thought: The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement would set trade terms and conditions for its participating countries. Tariffs, quotas, government purchasing, financial regulations, patents, food standards, Internet regulations and a slew of other important things that matter to ordinary citizens would be decided within this agreement. Currently 12 countries are involved in the TPP

discussions (that’s 40 percent of the global economy) with the possibility for other countries to join the pact later. Believe it or not there is a low-cost labor alternative to China. It’s called Vietnam, and it’s part of the TPP. Peru and Malaysia are on the State Department’s watch list for countries that use forced labor. And yes, they are part of the TPP, too. We have been involved in trade deals that exploit our environment and cost the U.S. jobs, lots of lost jobs! Let’s not repeat the past! Any new trade agreements should create jobs here at home and protect the environment. Yes folks, we can do both. It should also identify goals and measure those goals. The questions asked should be:

1) What will the U.S. accomplish as a member of TPP? 2) What are we trading away? 3) Is it really worth it? Soon Congress will make a decision on Trade Promotion Authority; that’s fancy talk for something called “fast track.” It’s a pretty controversial process that eliminates transparency and negotiation from the process, leaving us with a take-it-or-leave-it trade deal. I think “fast track” is a mistake, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Over 400 civil society organizations are concerned about this, too. Check it out here: The more you know, the more you know … Rachel Bennett Steury Auburn

Why New Year’s resolutions fail About 50 percent of the U.S. population make New Year’s resolutions, according to Psychology Today magazine. The most common resolutions are: drink less alcohol, eat healthy food, get a better education, get a better job, get fit, lose weight, manage debt, manage stress, quit smoking, reduce and recycle, save money, take a trip and volunteer to help others. Approximately 88 percent of the people who make resolutions fail to keep their resolutions. Why? Researchers have looked at success rates of resolutions, according to “Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail” by Roy Williams in Forbes magazine (Forbes. com). During the first two weeks people usually go along beautifully. By February, though, people are backsliding, and by the following December most people are back to their usual

habits and perhaps even further behind. Why? Williams calls this pattern “cause and effect.” People may think that if they lose weight or exercise more, their lives will change and when they don’t they get discouraged INSIDE and revert COMMENT back to old behaviors. Here’s Dennis Nartker advice from Williams for those making New Year’s resolutions: • Focus on one resolution rather than several. • Set realistic, specific goals. Losing weight is not specific. Losing 10 pounds in 90 days is. No potato chips, fries or ice cream for six weeks is specific. Don’t say

you’re going to start going to the gym. Set a clear goal like attending a fitness class or lifting weights every Tuesday or Thursday. • Make it a year-long process. • Take small steps. Many people quit because the goal is too big. • Have an accountability buddy, someone close to report to. • Celebrate success no matter how small. • Focus on the present, what you can do right now toward a goal. • Don’t take yourself so seriously. Making a resolution is the first step, but you need a plan and healthy dose of perseverance if you want to succeed, according to psychologist John Norcross, author of “Changing for Good.” Habits and behaviors are very difficult to change. If you don’t have a well thought out plan on how you are going

Approximately 88 percent of the people who make resolutions fail to keep their resolutions.

• to make changes that fit into your lifestyle, it leads to failure. “It’s not enough to say I want to lose weight and exercise more. You need a plan that addresses how you’ll reach those goals,” he said. For those needing motivation, work out with a friend. Even better talk to a fitness instructor who can set up a plan for achieving your resolution’s goal. DENNIS NARTKER is a reporter for The News Sun. He can be reached at dnartker@kpcmedia. com.

Good government could have prevented borrowing long term BY DAVID PENTICUFF

Like too many others, my community and its associated agencies, plus the county’s redevelopment commission, continue to borrow money to pay off previously borrowed money in an attempt to stay ahead of default, a richly deserved default. It is beyond parody. Fiction writers would have such a story rejected on the face of its incredulity. Someone, someplace in local government surely has the fortitude to say we are wrecking ourselves financially — to the point that taxes will be absorbingly high for our grandchildren, who, in the middle of the century, will still be paying off misspent bond issues that never created the projects that they were imposed on taxpayers to create. In fiction — at least the

believable kind — someone gets fired, demoted or in trouble with the law for actions such as this. The citizens who expose officials seeking self gain through the malpractice of their public service are vindicated. Well, this is the real world. Instead, the redevelopment commission votes unanimously to pledge public funds to repay two new sets of bonds, whose proceeds will pay off three Bond Anticipation Notes (BAN). These are a type of short-term loan intended to be repaid through the proceeds of development. My county took out a total of more than $9 million in such notes in 2009, 2010 and 2011 to jump-start various projects, many of which failed to launch. Because they failed to get off the ground, tax revenue from those projects never

materialized and the money to pay off the BANs doesn’t exist. So, holding our nose and borrowing long-term was likely the only viable choice to avoid default — though a modicum of good government would have prevented such a breakdown. Exactly how much of the money was spent remains an open question since the records for many expenditures are unavailable at this writing. We do know that a politically connected relative got at least some of the money to help create a park downtown and the contract for work on refurbishing an old YMCA there into a boutique hotel, a project never finished. And because the transaction has not been completed, details on the two long-term bond issues, including their

The money to pay off the BANs doesn’t exist. So, holding our nose and borrowing long-term was likely the only viable choice to avoid default.

• amount, the interest rates or the repayment schedule, have not yet been released. (A city consultant anticipated a mid-December closing date.) Our city development director says each of the three bond anticipation notes will come due in January or February. To summarize, at the end of 2012 my county’s outstanding

debts totaled $31.3 million, with the three bond anticipation notes comprising $9.2 million, or about 30 percent, according to the latest state audit. To repay this, our redevelopment commission members approved a resolution that pledges tax increment financing (TIF) revenue to pay “all principal and interest” on two new revenue bonds. TIF revenue is a type of property-tax revenue that can be diverted from local governments — in this case, my county — to fund development. That’s yet more money going to keep my city out of the poor house rather than to create economic growth. DAVID PENTICUFF is editor of the Marion Chronicle-Tribune. A version of this article was published as an editorial Dec. 8.




Talk about global warming Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any tips for explaining global warming and other complex environmental problems to my kids? — Peter Buckley, Pittsburgh, Pa.

to see the effects of climate change in different regions. An emissions calculator — with questions tailored to kids’ lifestyles — helps connect everyday actions (like running the water while brushing teeth) and climate change. And a FAQ page answers some of the most common questions about climate change in easy-toread short paragraphs. Another great online resource is NASA’s Climate Kids website, which engages kids with games, videos and craft activities and offers digestible info on what’s causing climate change and how kids can make a difference. A guided tour of the “Big Questions� (What does climate change mean? What is the greenhouse effect? How do we know the climate is changing? What is happening in the oceans? and others) uses cartoon characters and brightly colored designs to help kids come to grips with

Kids today may be more eco-savvy than we were at their age, but complex topics like global warming may still mystify them. Luckily there are many resources available to help parents teach their kids how to understand the issues and become better stewards for the planet. A great place to start is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) “A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change� website. The site is divided into sections (Learn the Basics, See the Impacts, Think like a Scientist and Be Part of the Solution) so kids can get just the right amount of detail without feeling overwhelmed. One feature of the site is a virtual trip around the world

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The Steuben Woman’s Club met Monday, Dec. 2, at Pleasant View Church of Christ. A Christmas program was presented by Pam Satek and Judy Gutherie. Pam Satek, dressed as an elf, presented prizes to winners of a Christmas quiz. Pam and Judy, with the assistance of Margaret Kreitner and Karen Ritter, then lead the group in singing Christmas carols. The next meeting will be Monday at Pleasant View at 11 a.m. The program will be presented by Trisha from Bent Fork telling about the store and the local artists that she features. Details are available by calling Julie Hersey at 475-5460.

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Briefs • Vegas cab driver finds $300,000 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas cab driver Gerardo Gamboa thought someone left a bag of chocolates in the back seat of his vehicle, but the stash turned out to be $300,000 in cold hard cash. Now, Gamboa is winning honors for honesty after turning in the money he found Monday. The money was returned to an unidentified poker player. Yellow Checker Star Transportation named Gamboa its driver of the year and rewarded him with $1,000 and a dinner for two at a restaurant. Gamboa said he had another passenger by the time he began wondering what kind of chocolates were in the brown paper bag. He peeked inside at a traffic light. “I told my passenger, ‘You are my witness on this,’” the 13-year taxi driver told the Las Vegas Sun, “and then I immediately called my dispatcher.” Gamboa took the six bundles of $100 bills to the company’s main office, where Las Vegas police and casino officials linked it to the poker player. Gamboa said the man gave him a $5 tip after a trip from the Cosmopolitan resort to the Palms Place tower, and Gamboa then drove to the Bellagio resort, where a doorman helping a passenger into the car noticed the bag. It took several hours to verify the identity of the owner and return the cash. He took Gamboa’s information, but didn’t immediately leave a reward. “If he doesn’t give me anything, that’s OK,” Gamboa told the Sun. “I’m not waiting for any kind of return. I just wanted to do the right thing, and I appreciate what the company did for me.”

New York transit impostor paroled NEW YORK (AP) — A man arrested more than two dozen times for posing as a transit worker to steal buses

and trains in New York City and drive the routes has been paroled. Darius McCollum was released Tuesday night, after pleading guilty earlier this year to stealing a Trailways bus in 2010, when he was arrested behind the wheel on the highway that leads to Kennedy International Airport. He had faced up to 15 years if convicted at a trial, but the Queens district attorney and his lawyer worked out a deal: McCollum will voluntarily enter a program to undergo cognitive behavioral therapy. He was diagnosed with what was until recently called Asperger’s syndrome but is now referred to as an autism spectrum disorder, and his repeated arrests stem in part from it. McCollum, 49, had the subway map memorized by the time he was 8, and tried unsuccessfully to get a job with the transit system. Instead he became a transit impostor and has been arrested 29 times. But he is not a violent criminal — he just drives the routes, fixes tracks and takes tolls without an official job until he’s caught by police.

Brain-dead girl’s family spends Christmas with her OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a 13-yearold Northern California girl declared brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy was trying to give the girl as normal of a Christmas as possible, with a tree and presents in her hospital room, her uncle said. The family of Jahi McMath will wait until Thursday to discuss a possible appeal of a judge’s decision allowing a hospital to remove her from life support, said Omari Sealey, the girl’s uncle. They spent Christmas Day at Children’s Hospital Oakland and had set up a Christmas tree in Jahi’s room with presents for her and her siblings.

People • Allen wins award for ‘Nutcracker’ NEW YORK (AP) — Debbie Allen got a nice present before Christmas — the Goldstar National Nutcracker Award. The ticket discounter has declared the award-winning director and choreographer’s Allen school the winner of the 7th annual contest that crowns the best version of “The Nutcracker” in the land. The Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s show, “The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” that was mounted earlier this month in Los Angeles, beat

out nearly 60 other productions of “The Nutcracker.” It’s Allen’s second time winning the award. Her show begins when young Kara Johnson receives a nutcracker filled with hot chocolate, falls asleep and the nutcracker comes alive. Written and directed by the “Fame” star, the show stars Allen and Carlo Imperato and had an original score by Mariah Carey, Arturo Sandoval, Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, James Ingram and Thump. Voting for the Goldstar National Nutcracker Award is determined by Goldstar members who rate and review “The Nutcracker” productions they recently attended. Allen’s academy, which was founded by Allen and Norman Nixon in 2001, will also win a cash prize.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage debate predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that overturned part of a federal ban on gay marriage would create a pathway for states to act. They were right. In the six months since the decision, the number of states allowing gay marriage has jumped from 12 to 18, a trend that started before the high court ruling that’s been reinforced since. Judges in New Mexico, Ohio and, most surprisingly, conservative, Mormon-heavy Utah all ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in just the past week. Both Utah’s

case and another in Nevada will next be heard by federal appeals courts, putting them on the path toward the high court. Ohio’s case, which recognized same-sex death certificates, also will likely be appealed. The series of court decisions has many asking: When will the Supreme Court step in and settle the issue for good? It may not be that simple. The cases on the path to the Supreme Court now differ little from a case justices refused to hear in June, at the same time they made their landmark ruling on the federal law denying tax, health and other benefits to legally married same-sex

couples. That case, from California, hinged on a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. If the justices had acted, it would have struck down gay marriage prohibitions across the country. Instead, the justices passed, relying instead on a technical legal argument to resolve the California case and clear the way for same-sex marriage in the state, which resumed at the end of June. That convinces some legal scholars that the high court won’t take up the issue again so soon.





TEACHER: Students show results from movement FROM PAGE A1

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brain so it will function at its fullest.” She immediately began applying in the classroom the lessons she had learned at the conference. Now every day, students are learning more by moving more. The third-grade class now takes breaks to do such things as spin around, balance on one leg and walk. Those things invigorate the brain, Beckman learned at the conference.

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students learn. “If you can show me something new that works, I’m all for it,” Beckman said. The new techniques are giving Beckman more of the moments she treasurers as an educator. The highlight of her day is seeing the light bulb go on for a student. “That’s the best — the moment they finally get it,” she said. “All of a sudden their eyes light up and you know it.”

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“It was neat how movement can help,” she said. “You need rocking, spinning, balancing. They need that.” Beckman has already seen positive results from the change and has developed individualized learning mechanisms for her students. After 22 years in education — the last 17 at St. Mary of the Assumption — Beckman welcomes any fresh ideas that can help her

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“It’s going to be problematic. We’re going to have to do something about it, go to a hotel or whatever,” said Jennings, who lives near Augusta. “But we have Christmas food that’s probably going to be all bad. My wife says ‘I don’t feel like doing the kids’ stockings or anything.’” The storm also created dangerous driving conditions. Police in Michigan attributed two deaths in a traffic collision Monday to the storm, and a series of crashes involving as many as 40 vehicles during snow squalls on Tuesday shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate

90 east of Cleveland for hours. Authorities said the storm contributed to the deaths of 14 people across the region, including a 50-year-old man who was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from a generator in Knox, Maine. The number of customers in Maine without power spiked to more than 100,000 on Tuesday, though the number had dropped to 70,000 by Wednesday morning. Central Maine Power said its goal was to use more than 1,000 workers to restore power for all customers by tonight, while other utilities in Maine

warned customers they could be without electricity until Friday. Complicating their efforts, however, are expected wind gusts of about 20 mph in some places, which could bring down more tree limbs. In Michigan, Jacksonbased Consumers Energy — the state’s largest utility — said it hadn’t had this many outages during any Christmas week in its 126-year history. Close to 17 percent of its 1.8 million electric customers lost power during the storm that hit late Saturday; roughly 129,000 remained without it Wednesday morning.

targeted Christians in two attacks, including a bomb that exploded near a church during Christmas Mass in Baghdad. The separate bombings killed dozens of people. The Vatican has been trying to raise concern in the world for persecution and attacks on Christians in parts of the Middle East and Africa. “Lord of life, protect all who are persecuted in your name,” Francis said. Adding an off-the-cuff remark, Francis said he was also inviting non-believers to join their desire for peace with everyone else. The pope also prayed that God “bless the land where you chose to come into the world and grant a favorable outcome to the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.” Francis then explained his concept of peace. “True peace is not a balancing of opposing forces. It’s not a lovely facade which conceals conflicts and divisions,” the pope said. “Peace calls for daily commitment,” Francis said, reading the pages of his speech as they were ruffled by a chilly wind. Francis also spoke of the lives of everyday people, especially those struggling for a better life. Recalling the hundreds of

migrants who have drowned this year while trying to reach European shores, including many close to the Italian island of Lampedusa, Francis prayed that refugees receive hope, consolation and assistance. He added that “our thoughts turn to those children who are the most vulnerable victims of wars, but we think, too, of the elderly, of battered women” and others. The 77-year-old pope kept to the simple style he has set for his papacy. Wearing a plain white cassock, Francis presented a sharp contrast in appearance to the pope who stood on the same balcony on Christmas exactly a year ago. Then Benedict XVI, who was soon to stun the world by retiring, read his Christmas speech while dressed in a crimson, ermine-trimmed cape. Benedict lives on the Vatican grounds, and Francis paid a holiday call on him earlier this week. In another break with tradition, the Argentine-born Francis stuck to Italian for his Christmas greetings, forsaking a custom of wishing happy holidays in dozens of languages to the crowd below the balcony. In the Mideast, pilgrims celebrated Christmas in the ancient Bethlehem church where tradition holds Jesus was born, as candles illumi-

nated the sacred site and the joyous sound of prayer filled its overflowing halls. This year’s turnout was the largest in years in Bethlehem, and the celebrations have been marked by careful optimism amid ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Leaders expressed hope the coming year would finally bring the Palestinians an independent state of their own. The top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal, led a prayer for some 1,000 worshippers. “The whole world now is looking at Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus,” Twal said in his annual address, adding that the message of Jesus was one of “love and reconciliation.” Bethlehem lies 10 kilometers (six miles) south of Jerusalem. Entry to the city is controlled by Israel, which occupied the West Bank in 1967. Following a Palestinian uprising that began in 2000, the numbers of visitors to Bethlehem had plunged. But thanks to a period of relative calm, they have been steadily climbing in recent years. Iskandar Salameh, an 18-year-old Palestinian, said the Christmas spirit was uniting those gathered Wednesday. “We all feel that Jesus is with us today,” he said.

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FRIDAY BOYS BASKETBALL Carroll Shootout at Homestead DeKalb vs. Blackhawk Christian, 10 a.m. East Noble vs. Homestead, noon East Noble vs. Marion, 4 p.m. DeKalb vs. Hamilton Southeastern, 6 p.m. Fremont vs. Dexter (Mich.) at Coldwater (Mich.) Holiday Hoops Tournament, 3:15 p.m. Leo at Angola, 6 p.m. Prairie Heights at Eastside, 6 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Northridge Bankers Classic Columbia City vs. Hamilton, 9:30 a.m. East Noble vs. NorthWood, 11 a.m. Andrean vs. Hamilton, 1 p.m. South Bend Adams vs. East Noble, 2:30 p.m. Fremont vs. Carleton Airport (Mich.) at Coldwater Holiday Hoops Tournament, 1:30 p.m. WRESTLING East Noble, DeKalb at Connersville Invitational, 9 a.m. Fremont, Westview at Greentown Eastern Invitational, 9 a.m. Prairie Heights at Mishawaka Al Smith Invitational, 10 a.m.

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Bulls, Thunder score routs NEW YORK (AP) — Taj Gibson enjoyed coming home for the holidays. Gibson, a Brooklyn native, scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler added 15 to help the Chicago Bulls rout the Nets 95-78 on Wednesday. Trailing 50-49 early in the third quarter, the Bulls took over behind Butler. He keyed a 21-5 run that gave Chicago control. Butler, who sat out the last game because of a right ankle injury, started the burst with a 3-pointer and had a three-point play that made it 57-52. Deron Williams scored 18 points for Brooklyn. The Nets have lost four straight. Heat 101, Lakers 95 Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade had 23 points apiece, and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-95 for their sixth straight win. Bosh also had 11 rebounds in

Chicago Bulls’ D.J. Augustin, left, passes around Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Garnett during Wednesday’s game.


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the Heat’s fifth consecutive victory against the Lakers on Christmas Day. LeBron James added 19 points and Ray Allen had 12. Miami improved to 7-0 against the Western Confer-

ence this season with its 19th straight overall win against West opponents. Nick Young scored 20 points for the Lakers, who were tied four times in the fourth quarter.

Giants will support their coach vs. Redskins

Who’s to blame? Stafford takes heavy blame for Lions’ fall ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — There’s plenty of blame to go around for the Detroit Lions’ fall from the NFC North driver’s seat to a Week 17 game with no playoff implications. It’s particularly hard to ignore the performance of quarterback Matthew Stafford during the team’s late-season slide. The Lions (7-8) have lost five of their last six games, including their last three. A win Sunday at Minnesota would leave Detroit at .500, a far cry from the 6-3 mark it had at the start of November. Stafford’s play has followed the team’s fortunes. He has an NFL-worst 14 turnovers since Week 11: 12 interceptions and two lost fumbles. His most recent interception was returned for a touchdown late in Sunday’s 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Giants. “There are definitely throws that I wish I had back,” he said. “I feel like I’ve made some good plays, but the bottom line is winning and losing games.” The Lions went 10-6 during the 2011 season, ending an 11-year postseason drought. They’ve gone 11-20 since. Last season ended with an eight-game losing streak and 2013 was particularly difficult for Lions fans who watched division rivals Chicago and Green Bay lose their starting quarterbacks to injuries midway through the fall. Stafford was the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year for the 2011 season, during which he threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns to help the Lions secure a wild-card playoff berth.

Los Angeles was hurt by a poor shooting night in its third straight loss. Thunder 123, Knicks 94 Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook had a tripledouble by the middle of the third quarter, and Oklahoma rolled past New York, which played without Carmelo Anthony. The Durant-Anthony showdown between the NBA’s top two scorers was canceled because of Anthony’s sprained left ankle, so the Thunder had the Christmas spotlight to themselves while winning for the 10th time in 11 games. The 29-point victory was the largest for a road team on Christmas. Westbrook finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in his first triple-double of the season and seventh of his career. Serge Ibaka added 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting. Amare Stoudemire scored a season-high 22 points.


Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) prepares to take the snap during a game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Lions will miss the playoffs after a strong start to the season.

He finished that season with a 97.2 passer rating. It’s 83.6 this season, 21st among league quarterbacks. Stafford has said he’s not affected by recent criticism of his play. “I don’t really listen to it or read it, honestly, or hear about it,” he said. “It’s actually been pretty stress-free for me. “I want to play good. Not for (reporters), but for my teammates and for the coaches in the locker room.” Coach Jim Schwartz scoffed

at a question of benching Stafford after a Week 15 loss to Baltimore. It hasn’t helped that All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson appears to be playing injured. Neither Johnson, who missed several plays in Sunday’s loss, nor Schwartz would confirm or deny a report that Johnson has been playing with a torn knee ligament since a Nov. 10 win at Chicago. Johnson, who has 84 catches for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns, did not practice Wednesday.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Giants want to go all out to make a final positive impression in case coach Tom Coughlin’s job is insecure — which it almost certainly is not. How the Washington Redskins respond to Mike Shanahan’s potentially final day as coach is more uncertain. New York was awful and seemingly disinterested two weeks ago in a home loss to Seattle. But the Giants responded nicely in winning at Detroit to knock the Lions from postseason contention. Many Giants cited their respect for Coughlin, who has won two Super Bowls with them but also has had non-playoff finishes in five seasons at the helm. Even if the Redskins can beat the Giants at the Meadowlands, it figures to mean little for Shanahan. Given Washington’s collapse from division champion to 3-12, criticism of the coach’s handling of quarterback Robert Griffin III, and the fact Shanahan is 24-40 in charge in D.C., well, not even a rout of the Giants might matter. “We’ve got a very mature football team and guys are taking care of business the last couple of weeks,” says Shanahan, whose team has dropped seven in a row. “It’s no different. I like the way they handle themselves. I like the way they prepare. This week will be no different.” As far as the Redskins losing again, Shanahan is correct.

On This Day •

Dec. 26, 1999 — Mike Vanderjagt’s 21-yard field goal with 4 seconds left gives the Indianapolis Colts a 29-28 win over the Cleveland Browns. Indianapolis, which went 3-13 in 1998, makes NFL history by winning 10 more games than they did the previous season. Dec. 26, 2004 — Peyton Manning breaks Dan Marino’s single-season touchdown pass record when he throws his 48th and 49th of the season, rallying Indianapolis from a 31-16 fourth-quarter deficit to win 34-31 in overtime over San Diego.


KPC Media All-Area Girls Volleyball Team The KPC Media Group All-Area Girls Volleyball Team will be featured in Sunday’s edition. Front row, from left: Rachel Schermerhorn and Kelsie Peterson of West Noble, Naomi Page, Brooke Herendeen and Brittan Carnahan of Lakewood Park; Hunter Daub, Hayley Martin, Lexi Hooks and Hannah Lewis of DeKalb; and Shawna Carbone, Tressa Terry and Allison Young of Prairie Heights. Back row: Kennedy Forker of Central Noble; Claire Grubb and

Brookston Perschke of Angola; Makai Gingerich, Rachel Johns, Grace Hales and Breann Bushong of Westview; Kavan Edwards and Kourtney Edwards of East Noble; Prep of the Year Taylor Smith of Garrett; Erin Strock of Eastside; Nicole McKibben of Lakeland and Coach of the Year Heidi Brohm of Westview. Not pictured are Tori Yagodinski of Angola and Shae Rhonehouse of Fremont.




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DETROIT (AP) — Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald won a slew of awards this year. The senior is hoping to close the season with a win Thursday night against Bowling Green at the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl to help the Panthers finish with a winning record for the first time since he was a freshman. The Falcons won’t be easy to beat. Bowling Green (10-3) is favored to top the Panthers (6-6) at Ford Field, where it defeated previously unbeaten and 16th-ranked Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference championship game earlier this month. The impressive victory and the program’s turnaround led to Wake Forest hiring coach Dave Clawson away from the Falcons. Bowling Green picked former Eastern Illinois coach Dino Babers to replace Clawson but will be led in the bowl game by interim coach Adam Scheier. DOMINANT DONALD: Donald won the Lombardi, Outland, Nagurski and Bednarik awards and was the ACC defensive player of the year. The 6-foot,

285-pound defensive tackle had 10 sacks this season and led the nation with 2.2 tackles for loss per game. “He’s a disruptive force,” Scheier said. “We’re just going to have to keep him in check.” POTENT OFFENSE: Bowling Green averaged 35.4 points and 472.5 yards with a balanced offense. Travis Greene ran for a single-season, school-record 1,555 yards. Matt Johnson threw for 3,195 yards with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Johnson outplayed Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch in the MAC title game, throwing four of his careerhigh five touchdown passes in the first half. He was 21 of 27 for a careerhigh 393 yards, connected with five teammates for scores and didn’t throw an interception against a team playing for a BCS bowl bid. CONSISTENTLY AVERAGE: The Panthers finished 6-7 in each of the last two years, capping each losing season with a lopsided defeat at the Compass Bowl. Mississippi routed Pitt 38-17 last season and SMU beat the Panthers 28-6 a year earlier. “We

‘Rocket Man’ Ryan Newman one of the best at describing how it feels to drive at high speeds


NASCAR family trees keep growing Kyle Petty is a grandfather, and Richard Petty has another great-grandson. Austin and Sarah Petty named their son Adam after Austin’s brother, the late Adam Petty, who died in a crash at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2000. Add David Ragan to the list of Sprint Cup drivers who are moving into parenthood. Ragan his wife of one year, Jacquelyn, are due to have a child next summer.

Billy Scott named crew chief at MWR


On the morning — or afternoon — before every major NASCAR race, the top drivers participate in meet-and-greet sessions with fans at hospitality villages set up on speedway property. Most of those fans who get to attend do so as guests of a driver’s sponsor, and the crowds are relatively small compared to a driver’s fan base. The driver typically offers opening remarks, then fields questions from the audience before signing some autographs and moving on to the next appearance. In many cases, the answers given in the lowkey environment of the hospitality sessions better explain what it’s like to drive a race car than the answers given in sessions with the media or in televised interviews. Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet at Richard Childress Racing, is considered one of the circuit’s best at explaining his profession. Since he’s known as the “Rocket Man” for his performances on pole day, which include 51 career poles in the Sprint Cup Series, 12 in the Nationwide Series and one in the Camping World Truck Series, he’s often asked what it feels like to drive really fast. His initial answer usually brings smiles to the Ryan Newman meets NASCAR fans before a Sprint Cup race. faces of those in his audience. “From 140 miles an hour on up, it all feels the going the same speed, there’s really no difference. It’s when same,” he said. “When you take off in an airsomebody checks up and you have to get on the binders plane, you’re usually leaving the ground at about 120 miles [brakes] because you weren’t paying attention, that’s when an hour. there’s a difference.” “You can feel the speed up to 120, but from that point on, Newman said the sensation of speed depends a lot on the you can feel it accelerate a little bit, but you don’t realize circumstances, such as the type of car he’s driving or the you’re going 600 miles per hour, or 500 miles per hour or length and shape of the track he’s on. 350. “If you’re at Michigan, where it’s a little more wide open, “You don’t have the acceleration to feel the speed, and it’s one thing,” he said. “And if you have a tire that kind that’s the same feeling in a race car.” of locks you in to the race track, that’s one thing. But like Newman explains that in a race car, the faster one goes, at Atlanta, when you’re going almost 200 miles per hour, the better the car reacts to the speed. you’re almost in a controlled slide. That’s good because “When you leave pit road and get halfway up to speed, you’re controlled, but you’re still sliding. the rest of it is just a matter of the faster you go, the better “It’s part of what we do in taking race cars to the edge, but the car sticks, because you have more downforce,” he said, ultimately it’s whoever is sliding the least that’s leading.” quickly adding that there comes a point when the downAnd he said that the speeds he feels in a Sprint Cup car force isn’t enough to keep the car sticking to the track. sometimes seem mild compared to those he attained in “The tires want to slide, so there’s a happy medium in smaller, open-wheeled cars earlier in his career. there that we all try to hit as drivers,” he said. “Running a Midget at 140 miles per hour average at Pikes Then there’s the issue of something happening at extreme Peak [International Raceway] with open wheels and a little speed, which is where the danger factor kicks in. “When you’re going 200 [miles per hour] and you hit some- four-cylinder car, I think that kind of gets you prepped for a thing or a tire blows or whatever, it’s going to be compound- lot of things,” he said. “Silver Crown cars would run 185 at the end of the straightaway at Gateway [Motorsports Park], ed by the next hit and the hit after that and who comes which was clipping right along for that type of car. up and hits you at 200 while you’re sitting still,” he said. “So 200 in a full-fendered [Sprint Cup] car with a lot of “Going 200 miles an hour doesn’t mean anything as long as downforce isn’t such a big deal. The weight [of the Cup car] the guy next to you is going 200 miles an hour. kinds of works to your advantage because you can feel it “It’s the difference in speed that makes a difference. That moving around.” closing rate is like being in rush-hour traffic. If you’re all

Billy Scott has been named crew chief of the No. 55 Toyota at Michael Waltrip Racing. Scott, who will work with driver Brian Vickers, began his NASCAR career as a mechanic in the Truck Series and returned to college to get an engineering degree. He’s been the lead engineer for the No. 55 team for the past two seasons. “I’m honored, but I also know this is a big responsibility,” Scott said in a team release. “Brian has been incredible to work with and is a winner, so we can’t wait to get 2014 started.” Vickers is set to return to the seat of the No. 55 Toyota after being sidelined for the final five races of 2013 because of blood clots.

Townley moves to Wauters Motorsports for 2014 Camping World Truck Series driver John Wes Townley has moved from Red Horse Racing to Wauters Motorsports, where he will drive the No. 5 Toyota. Team owner Richie Wauters said Townley showed improvement in late 2012 and in the 2013 season, and he expects more of the same. “He has made significant gains in his NASCAR career, and we feel this is the right fit for him this season,” said Wauters, who as a crew chief found great success while teamed with Kyle Busch. “We expect to have John Wes in the top-5 in points and, hopefully, bring home some wins.” The Truck Series opens its season at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 21.


Rules changes make current, popular drivers eligible for NASCAR Hall of Fame again by the selection committee. And the late Raymond Parks, who won the first Cup car owner’s title and played a key role in the formation of NASCAR, would have little chance of garnering more votes than someone like Elliott, Labonte or Martin. The number of nominees each year is being reduced from 25 to 20, which also has the potential to leave out pioneers not as well New rules make Mark Martin known to today’s voting panel. Other changes include the for- and other active Sprint Cup drivers eligible for the mation of a Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR Hall of Fame. NASCAR, which will go to either a competitor or those who work with tracks, teams, sponsors, media or as an ambassador for the sport. And the current Sprint Cup champion will be added to the voting panel each year. Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR

The recently announced changes to the rules for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame likely will result in more modern-era drivers being inducted and could see some of the sport’s pioneers shuffled aside. Under the new rules, drivers who have competed for a minimum of 10 years and have reached their 55th birthday on or before Dec. 31 of the year prior to the nominating year are immediately eligible for induction. And any competitor who has raced for 30 or more years is eligible, regardless of age, and continuing to race after reaching the Hall threshold won’t prevent them from being nominated or inducted. That change means that Mark Martin, Bill Elliott and Terry Labonte, who have been running partial Cup schedules, are now eligible to be inducted, whereas before the new rules, they’d have to be retired for three years to be considered. But putting popular drivers like Elliott, Martin and Labonte on the ballot now could mean that a driver, such as the late Joe Weatherly, who had 25 Cup wins and was the two-time and defending Series champion when he died in a racing crash at Riverside, Calif., in 1964, could be overlooked

want to finish strong and wanted the opportunity to play another game with this group,” second-year Pitt coach Paul Chryst said. “We like this group, and there’s a big difference in our room between going 7-6 and 6-7.” COACHING CHANGES: The Falcons won’t have Clawson, but they will have some coaching continuity during their return to Detroit. Scheier, in his fifth season with the program, was the team’s special teams coordinator and tight ends coach under Clawson. The interim coach will be assisted by offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero and defensive coordinator Mike Elko against Pitt. “What we do here works,” Scheier said. “It’s a plan and foundation put in place by coach Clawson.” Clawson and his staff helped Bowling Green become the only team to have a chance this season to increase its number of victories by three for a third straight year. The Falcons can match a school record with an 11th win. They had eight victories last year, five in 2011 and two in 2010.

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Sprint Cup races led by Matt Kenseth in 2013, tops among all drivers.

Sprint Cup poles in 2013 by Denny Hamlin, the most of any driver.

17 who won a Sprint Cup 2in theRookies pole in 2013 — Danica Patrick Daytona 500 and Ricky

Number of drivers who won a Sprint Cup pole in 2013.

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Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 1 0 5 1 New Haven 1 0 3 1 Columbia City 1 0 3 2 Norwell 1 0 2 1 Carroll 0 1 2 3 DeKalb 0 1 2 5 Bellmont 0 1 1 4 East Noble 0 1 0 4 Friday’s Games Norwell at Bluffton Huntington North vs. Carroll at Columbia City Mooresville at Columbia City Carroll vs. Indianapolis Scecina at Columbia City Munster at Columbia City Fort Wayne Blackhawk vs. DeKalb at Homestead East Noble at Homestead Hamilton Southeastern vs. FW Blackhawk at Homestead Marion vs. East Noble at Homestead DeKalb vs. Hamilton SE at Homestead Marion at Homestead New Haven vs. South Bend Adams at Noblesville Tournament Saturday’s games Bellmont at Adams Central Columbia City, East Noble, DeKalb, Homestead, Carroll at Carroll Shootout Guerin Catholic vs. New Haven at Noblesville Tournament Larence North vs. New Haven at Noblesville Tournament Thursday, Jan. 2 Heritage at Bellmont Greenfield-Central vs. Norwell at Richmond Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Prairie Heights 2 0 5 1 Westview 2 0 3 2 West Noble 1 0 5 0 Eastside 1 0 4 2 Fairfield 2 1 3 2 Angola 1 1 3 3 Fremont 1 1 1 4 Hamilton 1 2 4 4 Lakeland 1 2 2 3 Churubusco 0 2 0 4 Central Noble 0 3 0 5 Friday’s Games Heritage at Churubusco Leo at Angola Prairie Heights at Eastside Fremont vs. Decter at Coldwater, Mi. Saturday’s Games Jimtown at Central Noble Lakeland at Westview Fremont at Coldwater Tournament Thursday, Jan. 2 Churubusco vs. Lowell at Caston Tournament Central Noble at Caston Friday, Jan. 3 Eastside at West Noble Fairfield at Rochester Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 2 0 6 1 Bluffton 2 0 4 2 Leo 1 1 3 3 Adams Central 1 1 3 3 Woodlan 1 1 3 3 Heritage 1 1 1 3 South Adams 0 2 2 4 Southern Wells 0 2 0 5 Friday’s Games Heritage at Churubusco Leo at Angola Norwell at Bluffton Wayne Trace at Woodlan Saturday’s Games Bellmont at Adams Central South Adams at Union Thursday, Jan. 2 Heritage at Bellmont Friday, Jan. 3 Bluffton at Winchester Daleville at Southern Wells Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo at FW Concordia South Adams at Bellmont

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 8 2 Norwell 1 2 6 2 Columbia City 1 2 7 4 New Haven 1 2 6 5 Carroll 0 3 2 8 Bellmont 0 3 0 11 Friday’s Games Carroll at Ben Davis Carroll vs. Warren Central at Ben Davis Rushville at Homestead Columbia City vs. Hamilton at Northridge NorthWood vs. East Noble at Northridge Columbia City at Northridge South Bend Adams vs. East Noble at Northridge Saturday’s Games Norwell at Garrett East Noble vs. Highland at Northridge Andrean vs. Columbia City at Northridge Northwestern vs. Bellmont at Frankfort DeKalb vs. John Glenn at Goshen New Haven vs. Indianapolis Ritter at Guerin Catholic Friday, Jan. 3 Kokomo at Carroll Saturday, Jan. 4 Norwell vs. Wawasee at Plymouth 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 Lakeland 3 3 5 7 Churubusco 2 3 5 6 Fremont 2 4 5 4 Prairie Heights 2 4 5 6 Central Noble 1 5 3 7 Hamilton 0 4 2 5 Eastside 0 5 1 8 Friday’s Games Fremont vs. Carlton Airport at Coldwater, Mi. Columbia City vs. Hamilton at Northridge Andrean vs. Hamilton at Northridge Saturday’s Games Lakeland at Westview West Noble at Prairie Heights Fremont at Coldwater Tournament Hamilton at Northridge Tournament Seton Catholic vs. Eastside at South Adams Thursday, Jan. 2 Angola at Leo Central Noble at LaVille Friday, Jan. 3 Churubusco at Heritage Saturday, Jan. 4 Fairfield at NorthWood Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 4 0 11 0 Leo 3 1 9 1 Heritage 3 1 8 3 Woodlan 2 2 7 3 Southern Wells 2 2 5 5 South Adams 1 3 8 3 Bluffton 1 3 3 8 Adams Central 0 4 2 8 Saturday’s Games Norwell at Garrett FW Blackhawk at South Adams Thursday, Jan. 2 Angola at Leo Friday, Jan. 3 Churubusco at Heritage Muncie South at Adams Central Saturday, Jan. 4 Southern Wells at Randolph Southern

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF y-New England11 4 0 .733 410 Miami 8 7 0 .533 310 N.Y. Jets 7 8 0 .467 270 Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 319 South W L T Pct PF y-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 361 Tennessee 6 9 0 .400 346 Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 237 Houston 2 13 0 .133 266 North W L T Pct PF y-Cincinnati 10 5 0 .667 396

PA 318 315 380 354 PA 326 371 419 412 PA 288

Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland West

8 7 0 .533 303 318 7 8 0 .467 359 363 4 11 0 .267 301 386

W L T Pct PF PA y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 572 385 x-Kansas City 11 4 0 .733 406 278 San Diego 8 7 0 .533 369 324 Oakland 4 11 0 .267 308 419 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 9 6 0 .600 418 360 Dallas 8 7 0 .533 417 408 N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 274 377 Washington 3 12 0 .200 328 458 South W L T Pct PF PA x-Carolina 11 4 0 .733 345 221 New Orleans 10 5 0 .667 372 287 Atlanta 4 11 0 .267 333 422 Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 271 347 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 8 7 0 .533 417 445 Green Bay 7 7 1 .500 384 400 Detroit 7 8 0 .467 382 362 Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 377 467 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 222 x-S. Francisco11 4 0 .733 383 252 Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 301 St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 337 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 Philadelphia 54, Chicago 11 Monday’s Game San Francisco 34, Atlanta 24 Sunday, Dec. 29 Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 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. 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. Green Bay at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 11 15 .423 — Boston 12 17 .414 ½ New York 9 19 .321 3 Brooklyn 9 19 .321 3 Philadelphia 8 20 .286 4 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 22 6 .786 — Atlanta 15 13 .536 7 Charlotte 14 15 .483 8½ Washington 12 13 .480 8½ Orlando 8 20 .286 14 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 23 5 .821 — Detroit 14 16 .467 10 Chicago 11 16 .407 11½ Cleveland 10 17 .370 12½ Milwaukee 6 22 .214 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 22 6 .786 — Houston 18 11 .621 4½ Dallas 16 12 .571 6 New Orleans 12 14 .462 9 Memphis 12 15 .444 9½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 23 5 .821 — Oklahoma City 23 5 .821 — Denver 14 13 .519 8½ Minnesota 13 15 .464 10 Utah 8 23 .258 16½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 20 9 .690 — Phoenix 17 10 .630 2 Golden State 16 13 .552 4 L.A. Lakers 13 16 .448 7 Sacramento 8 19 .296 11 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Chicago 95, Brooklyn 78 Oklahoma City 123, New York 94 Miami 101, L.A. Lakers 95 Houston at San Antonio, late L.A. Clippers at Golden State, late Thursday’s Games Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Detroit at Orlando, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m. Miami at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Summaries CHICAGO (95) Dunleavy 5-10 2-2 13, Boozer 6-11 2-2 14, Noah 3-8 4-4 10, Hinrich 3-5 0-0 6, Butler 4-10 5-6 15, Gibson 9-15 2-2 20, Augustin 4-7 3-4 13, Snell 2-6 0-0 4, Mohammed 0-1 0-0 0, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0, Teague 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-74 18-20 95. BROOKLYN (78) Anderson 1-2 0-0 2, Teletovic 7-11 0-1 17, Garnett 2-7 2-2 6, Williams 6-10 4-4 18, Johnson 5-11 2-4 12, Blatche 1-11 5-6 7, Evans 1-1 3-6 5, Pierce 1-8 4-4 6, Terry 0-2 1-2 1, Livingston 0-3 0-0 0, Plumlee 1-5 2-2 4, Shengelia 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-71 23-31 78. Chicago 21 20 36 18—95 Brooklyn 23 15 20 20—78 3-Point Goals — Chicago 5-17 (Augustin 2-4, Butler 2-4, Dunleavy 1-4, Hinrich 0-1, Snell 0-4), Brooklyn 5-17 (Teletovic 3-7, Williams 2-3, Anderson 0-1, Terry 0-2, Pierce 0-2, Johnson 0-2). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Chicago 47 (Noah, Gibson 8), Brooklyn 47 (Evans 13). Assists — Chicago 20 (Augustin 5), Brooklyn 11 (Williams 4). Total Fouls — Chicago 22, Brooklyn 19. A — 17,732 (17,732). MIAMI (101) James 7-14 5-9 19, Battier 1-5 0-0 3, Bosh 9-18 5-6 23, Chalmers 3-7 0-0 7, Wade 11-17 0-2 23, Allen 4-5 0-0 12, Lewis 1-5 0-0 3, Andersen 1-1 0-0 2, Cole 3-6 0-0 7, Haslem 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 41-80 10-17 101. L.A. LAKERS (95) Johnson 4-10 0-0 12, Williams 1-4 0-0 3, Gasol 6-12 1-2 13, Farmar 1-7 1-2 3, Meeks 6-12 1-2 17, Henry 5-8 4-7 14, Hill 2-6 5-9 9, Young 7-18 2-2 20, Kelly 1-2 1-2 4. Totals 33-79 15-26 95. Miami 21 30 25 25—101 L.A. Lakers 27 19 28 21—95 3-Point Goals — Miami 9-27 (Allen 4-5, Wade 1-1, Cole 1-2, Chalmers 1-3, Battier 1-5, Lewis 1-5, Bosh 0-2, James 0-4), L.A. Lakers 14-36 (Young 4-7, Johnson 4-9, Meeks 4-10, Kelly 1-1, Williams 1-4, Henry 0-1, Farmar 0-4). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Miami 47 (Bosh 11), L.A. Lakers 56 (Gasol 13). Assists — Miami 29 (Chalmers, Wade 7), L.A. Lakers 15 (Meeks, Gasol 3). Total Fouls — Miami 20, L.A. Lakers 19. A — 18,997 (18,997). OKLAHOMA CITY (123) Durant 10-16 5-6 29, Ibaka 10-14 3-4 24, Perkins 2-2 0-0 4, Westbrook 5-15 3-4 14, Sefolosha 1-3 0-0 3, Collison 2-4 1-2 5, Jackson 6-16 3-3 18, Lamb 5-8 1-1 13, Fisher 1-1 1-2 4, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Adams 1-1 3-4 5, Roberson 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 45-84 20-26 123. NEW YORK (94) J.Smith 8-22 1-3 20, Bargnani 4-8 1-1

9, Chandler 2-5 1-2 5, Udrih 1-6 0-0 2, Shumpert 3-8 1-2 8, Hardaway Jr. 8-19 3-3 21, Stoudemire 10-16 2-4 22, Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Murry 2-5 2-2 6, Aldrich 0-0 1-2 1, C.Smith 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-90 12-19 94. Oklahoma City 35 25 27 36—123 New York 29 17 21 27—94 3-Point Goals — Oklahoma City 13-24 (Durant 4-6, Jackson 3-6, Lamb 2-4, Fisher 1-1, Ibaka 1-1, Sefolosha 1-2, Westbrook 1-3, Jones 0-1), New York 6-23 (J.Smith 3-9, Hardaway Jr. 2-7, Shumpert 1-4, Udrih 0-1, Murry 0-2). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Oklahoma City 54 (Westbrook 13), New York 50 (Chandler 9). Assists — Oklahoma City 32 (Westbrook 10), New York 23 (Udrih 6). Total Fouls — Oklahoma City 21, New York 22. Technicals — Perkins, Oklahoma City defensive three second, Stoudemire. A — 19,812 (19,763).

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Boston 37 25 10 2 52 106 77 Tampa Bay 37 23 11 3 49 106 87 Montreal 38 22 13 3 47 96 84 Detroit 39 17 13 9 43 99 108 Toronto 39 18 16 5 41 106 113 Ottawa 39 15 17 7 37 111 126 Florida 38 14 19 5 33 88 123 Buffalo 37 10 24 3 23 66 105 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 39 27 11 1 55 121 88 Washington 37 19 14 4 42 117 112 Philadelphia 37 17 16 4 38 93 104 N.Y. Rangers38 18 18 2 38 88 102 New Jersey 38 15 16 7 37 92 99 Columbus 37 16 17 4 36 101 106 Carolina 37 14 15 8 36 86 105 N.Y. Islanders3811 20 7 29 96 129 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Chicago 39 26 7 6 58 145 107 St. Louis 36 24 7 5 53 128 85 Colorado 36 23 10 3 49 106 88 Minnesota 39 20 14 5 45 88 96 Dallas 36 18 12 6 42 106 107 Winnipeg 39 16 18 5 37 103 116 Nashville 37 16 17 4 36 85 109 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Anaheim 39 27 7 5 59 127 98 Los Angeles 38 25 9 4 54 106 76 San Jose 37 23 8 6 52 121 94 Vancouver 39 22 11 6 50 106 93 Phoenix 36 19 10 7 45 111 110 Calgary 37 14 17 6 34 95 118 Edmonton 39 12 24 3 27 101 135 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Toronto 1, SO Calgary 4, St. Louis 3, SO San Jose 5, Colorado 4, SO Buffalo 2, Phoenix 1, OT Anaheim 3, Washington 2 Columbus 4, Carolina 3 Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 0 N.Y. Islanders 3, Detroit 0 Tampa Bay 6, Florida 1 Philadelphia 4, Minnesota 1 Chicago 5, New Jersey 2 Boston 6, Nashville 2 Edmonton 6, Winnipeg 2 Dallas 5, Los Angeles 2 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m. Columbus at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 9 p.m. San Jose at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

ECHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Wheeling 26 14 7 0 5 33 76 71 Reading 22 12 9 1 0 25 58 57 Elmira 24 9 12 1 2 21 60 75 North Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Cincinnati26 16 8 1 1 34 83 67 Evansville 25 14 7 1 3 32 83 83 Kalamazoo2413 9 0 2 28 66 60 Fort Wayne2410 9 1 4 25 72 80 Toledo 24 8 13 3 0 19 68 89 South Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA S. Carolina2619 4 1 2 41 85 54 Florida 28 18 8 1 1 38 101 77 Orlando 27 15 11 0 1 31 72 72 Greenville27 12 13 1 1 26 64 69 Gwinnett 26 7 17 0 2 16 57 81 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Colorado 28 17 6 3 2 39 95 76 Alaska 25 17 7 1 0 35 84 47 Idaho 27 14 9 2 2 32 87 81 Utah 24 7 14 1 2 17 48 66 Pacific Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Ontario 27 19 4 1 3 42 82 65 Stockton 27 14 9 0 4 32 89 82 S. Fran. 28 10 15 2 1 23 63 96 Las Vegas 24 8 13 3 0 19 60 83 Bakersfield 25 9 15 0 1 19 61 83 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games South Carolina at Gwinnett, 6:05 p.m. Reading at Elmira, 7:05 p.m. Las Vegas at Bakersfield, 10 p.m. Friday’s Games Wheeling at Gwinnett, 6:05 p.m. South Carolina at Greenville, 7 p.m. Kalamazoo at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Fort Wayne, 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Evansville, 8:15 p.m. Utah at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Idaho at Las Vegas, 10:05 p.m. Stockton at San Francisco, 10:30 p.m. Ontario at Alaska, 11:15 p.m.

NBADL Standings Central Division

W L Pct Rio Grande Valley10 2 .833 Sioux Falls 8 2 .800 Texas 8 3 .727 Iowa 7 3 .700 Austin 5 5 .500 Tulsa 1 11 .083 West Division W L Pct Idaho 8 3 .727 Santa Cruz 9 4 .692 Reno 5 6 .455 Bakersfield 5 8 .385 Los Angeles 3 6 .333 East Division W L Pct Canton 8 3 .727 Maine 5 4 .556 Fort Wayne 5 5 .500 Springfield 2 9 .182 Delaware 2 10 .167 Erie 1 8 .111 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Iowa at Sioux Falls, late Thursday’s Games Reno at Fort Wayne, 7 p.m.

GB — 1 1½ 2 4 9 GB — — 3 4 4 GB — 2 2½ 6 6½ 6

College Football FBS Bowl Games Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl South vs. North, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

Big Ten Standings Conf. AllGames W L W L Ohio St. 0 0 12 0 Wisconsin 0 0 12 0 Michigan St. 0 0 10 1 Iowa 0 0 11 2 Illinois 0 0 10 2 Minnesota 0 0 10 2 Indiana 0 0 10 3 Purdue 0 0 10 3 Nebraska 0 0 8 3 Penn St. 0 0 9 4 Michigan 0 0 7 4 Northwestern 0 0 7 5 Sunday’s Games Indiana 90, Kennesaw St. 66 Purdue 73, West Virginia 70 Northwestern 58, Brown 52 Penn St. 92, Mount St. Mary’s 82 Iowa 86, Ark.-Pine Bluff 61 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games ULM at Ohio State, 7 p.m. DePaul at Northwestern, 9 p.m. Saturday’s games Prairie View A&M at Wisconsin, 2 p.m. UIC at Illinois, 2 p.m. Nebraska at Cincinnati, 4 p.m. New Orleans at Michigan State, 4:15 p.m. Holy Cross at Michigan Crisler Center, 6:30 p.m. Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday’s games Ohio State at Purdue, noon Indiana at Illinois, 3 p.m. Michigan State at Penn State, 5 p.m. Nebraska at Iowa, 7 p.m.

American Atlantic Conference Standings Conf. AllGames W L W L Louisville 0 0 11 1 UConn 0 0 10 1 Cincinnati 0 0 10 2 SMU 0 0 10 2 Memphis 0 0 8 2 UCF 0 0 8 3 South Florida 0 0 8 4 Houston 0 0 8 5 Temple 0 0 5 5 Rutgers 0 0 6 7 Sunday’s Games Rutgers 75, Army 72 UCF 90, Valparaiso 62 UConn 82, Washington 70 Mississippi St. 71, South Florida 66 Monday’s Games Cincinnati 102, Chicago St. 62 Santa Clara 66, South Florida 65 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

Horizon League Standings Conf. W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AllGames W L 8 3 10 4 8 6 8 6 7 6 7 7 6 8 5 8 4 10

Green Bay Milwaukee Valparaiso Youngstown St. Cleveland St. Wright St. Detroit Ill.-Chicago Oakland Sunday’s Games Oakland 100, Robert Morris 94 Bowling Green 64, Detroit 62 UCF 90, Valparaiso 62 Milwaukee 67, Alabama St. 54 Monday’s Games Detroit 93, Indiana Tech 50 Cleveland St. 89, La Roche 42 Colorado St. 74, Ill.-Chicago 61 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

Missouri Valley Conference Wichita St.

Conf. AllGames W L W L 0 0 12 0

Missouri St. 0 0 9 Drake 0 0 8 Indiana St. 0 0 8 Illinois St. 0 0 7 Evansville 0 0 6 N. Iowa 0 0 5 Bradley 0 0 5 Loyola, Chicago 0 0 5 S. Illinois 0 0 4 Sunday’s Games Illinois St. 69, DePaul 64 Wichita St. 77, NC Central 66 Monday’s Games Fordham 83, Loyola of Chicago 69 Drake 71, Albany (NY) 63 S. Illinois 74, SIU-Edwardsville 57 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

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Summit League Standings Conf. AllGames W L W L IPFW 0 0 10 4 N. Dakota St 0 0 10 4 Nebraska-Omaha 0 0 9 4 S. Dakota St 0 0 7 7 Denver 0 0 5 6 W.Illinois 0 0 5 7 S. Dakota 0 0 3 8 IUPUI 0 0 4 11 Sunday’s Games Nebraska-Omaha 76, Seattle 69 Monday’s Games SE Missouri 83, IUPUI 79, OT N. Dakota St. 74, Utah Valley 70 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

MIAA Standings Overall


W L W L Calvin 0 0 7 2 Albion 0 0 6 3 Trine 0 0 5 4 Kalamazoo 0 4 4 Hope 0 0 3 5 Adrian 0 0 3 6 Olivet 0 0 2 7 Alma 0 0 1 8 Saturday’s Games Calvin at Redlands, Calif, 5 p.m. Olivet vs. Hiram, Ohio at Mount Union, Ohio, 5 p.m. Adrian at Mount Union, Ohio, 7 p.m.

Men’s Top 25 Schedule Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games No. 3 Ohio State vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m. No. 19 North Carolina vs. Northern Kentucky, 7 p.m. No. 20 San Diego State vs. Saint Katherine, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 2 Syracuse vs. No. 8 Villanova, 2 p.m. No. 4 Wisconsin vs. Prairie View, 2 p.m. No. 5 Michigan State vs. New Orleans, 4:15 p.m. No. 6 Louisville at No. 18 Kentucky, 4 p.m. No. 9 Duke vs. Eastern Michigan, 2 p.m. No. 15 UConn vs. Eastern Washington at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn., 1 p.m. No. 17 Memphis vs. Jackson State, Noon No. 21 Colorado vs. Georgia, 10 p.m. No. 23 UMass vs. Providence, 6 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara, 8 p.m. No. 25 Missouri at N.C. State, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 10 Wichita State vs. Davidson, 3 p.m. No. 12 Oregon vs. Morgan State, 3 p.m. No. 13 Florida vs. Savannah State, 3 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Basketball Schedule Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 4 Stanford at Fresno State, 9 p.m. No. 8 Maryland vs. Wofford, Noon No. 9 Baylor vs. McNeese State, 8 p.m. No. 13 South Carolina vs. Savannah State, Noon No. 14 Iowa State vs. Holy Cross, 4:30 p.m. No. 17 Purdue vs. Central Michigan, 2 p.m. No. 19 Georgia vs. Illinois, 4 p.m. No. 21 Iowa vs. North Dakota, 3 p.m. No. 22 Florida State vs. UT Martin, 2 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga at Saint Mary’s (Cal), 4 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 1 UConn vs. Cincinnati, 5 p.m. No. 2 Notre Dame at Oregon State, 5 p.m. No. 5 Tennessee vs. Lipscomb, 2 p.m. No. 6 Kentucky vs. Grambling State, 2 p.m. No. 7 Louisville vs. SMU, 3 p.m. No. 11 Oklahoma State vs. Texas-Pan American, 3 p.m. No. 12 Colorado vs. Southern Utah, 4 p.m. No. 15 Penn State vs. Hartford, 2 p.m. No. 18 Nebraska vs. Oral Roberts, 3 p.m. No. 23 California vs. Lafayette, 5 p.m. No. 25 Oklahoma vs. Samford, 3 p.m.

AP Female Athlete of the Year 2013 — Serena Williams, tennis 2012 — Gabby Douglas, gymnastics 2011 — Abby Wambach, soccer 2010 — Lindsey Vonn, skiing 2009 — Serena Williams, tennis 2008 — Candace Parker, basketball 2007 — Lorena Ochoa, golf 2006 — Lorena Ochoa, golf-x 2005 — Annika Sorenstam, golf 2004 — Annika Sorenstam, golf 2003 — Annika Sorenstam, golf 2002 — Serena Williams, tennis 2001 — Jennifer Capriati, tennis 2000 — Marion Jones, track 1999 — U.S. Soccer Team 1998 — Se Ri Pak, golf 1997 — Martina Hingis, tennis 1996 — Amy Van Dyken, swimming 1995 — Rebecca Lobo, basketball 1994 — Bonnie Blair, speedskating 1993 — Sheryl Swoopes, basketball 1992 — Monica Seles, tennis 1991 — Monica Seles, tennis 1990 — Beth Daniel, golf 1989 — Steffi Graf, tennis 1988 — Florence Griffith Joyner, track 1987 — Jackie Joyner-Kersee, track 1986 — Martina Navratilova, tennis 1985 — Nancy Lopez, golf 1984 — Mary Lou Retton, gymnastics 1983 — Martina Navratilova, tennis 1982 — Mary Decker Tabb, track 1981 — Tracy Austin, tennis-x 1980 — Chris Evert Lloyd, tennis 1979 — Tracy Austin, tennis 1978 — Nancy Lopez, golf 1977 — Chris Evert, tennis 1976 — Nadia Comaneci, gymnastics 1975 — Chris Evert, tennis 1974 — Chris Evert, tennis 1973 — Billie Jean King, tennis 1972 — Olga Korbut, gymnastics 1971 — Evonne Goolagong, tennis 1970 — Chi Cheng, track 1969 — Debbie Meyer, swimming 1968 — Peggy Fleming, figure skating 1967 — Billie Jean King, tennis 1966 — Kathy Whitworth, golf 1965 — Kathy Whitworth, golf 1964 — Mickey Wright, golf 1963 — Mickey Wright, golf 1962 — Dawn Fraser, swimming 1961 — Wilma Rudolph, track 1960 — Wilma Rudolph, track 1959 — Maria Bueno, tennis 1958 — Althea Gibson, tennis 1957 — Althea Gibson, tennis 1956 — Pat McCormick, diving 1955 — Patty Berg, golf 1954 — Babe Didrikson Zaharias, golf 1953 — Maureen Connolly, tennis 1952 — Maureen Connolly, tennis 1951 — Maureen Connolly, tennis 1950 — Babe Didrikson Zaharias, golf 1949 — Marlene Bauer, golf


SPORTS BRIEFS • Nets’ Pierce fined $15,000 for foul on George Hill NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce has been fined $15,000 for his flagrant foul on George Hill of the Pacers. Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indiana’s 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. But his arm ended up going around Hill’s neck for a clothesline tackle. Referees ruled it a flagrant 2 after review, an automatic ejection. The NBA said Tuesday that Pierce made “excessive and unnecessary contact.”

Kyle Schweigert is new North Dakota football coach GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Southern Illinois assistant Kyle “Bubba” Schweigert was hired Tuesday as the football coach at North Dakota, returning to the school where he was the defensive coordinator when it won the 2001 NCAA Division II national title. He inherits a team that went 3-8 this year and succeeds Chris Mussman, who was fired after six seasons. Schweigert will be introduced at a news conference Friday. Schweigert was the defensive coordinator at Southern Illinois, where he has been for six years. He worked under coach under Dale Lennon and coached three first-team All-Americans. Schweigert was the head coach at Division II Minnesota Duluth from 2004 to 2007, guiding the Bulldogs to their first North Central Conference title. That came after 15 seasons as an assistant at North Dakota. He was part of eight NCAA playoff teams and six NCC title squads at North Dakota. Schweigert began his coaching career at his alma mater, Jamestown University, from 1985 to 1988.

Army hires Jeff Monken as football coach WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Intent on ending its long losing streak against its archrival, Army hired former Navy assistant Jeff Monken as its football coach. Monken spent the past four seasons as the head coach at Georgia Southern after learning the triple-option offense under Paul Johnson during stints with the Middies and Georgia Tech. He had a 38-16 record at Georgia Southern and helped guide the program’s transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision from the Football Championship Subdivision ranks. Monken will be introduced at a news conference Monday as Army’s 37th football coach. He replaces Rich Ellerson, who was fired last week after his fifth straight loss to Navy. The 60-year-old Ellerson went 20-41 at Army and was unable to halt the Black Knights’ losing streak against their most important rival. Navy has won 12 straight in the series, the longest run by either team. Army seemed to be closing the gap when it lost in 2011 and ‘12 by a total of nine points. But this year, on a snowy Saturday in Philadelphia, Navy dominated again, winning 34-7 as Army finished with a 3-9 record. Ellerson took over at West Point after eight seasons at Cal Poly and brought the triple option back to Army. The Black Knights went 7-6 in his second year, their first winning season since 1996, and that included Army’s first bowl victory since 1985. Army went 8-28 in Ellerson’s final three seasons, but the triple option wasn’t the problem. Army’s offense averaged more than 300 yards rushing each of those seasons, but the rest of the team never developed. He had two years left on his contract. Monken was hired as Georgia Southern’s coach in 2009 after serving 20 years as an assistant. As an assistant at Georgia Southern, Monken was part of two NCAA FCS national championship squads (1999 and 2000) and five straight playoff teams. At Annapolis, Monken helped the Midshipmen to five straight Commander in Chief trophies and five consecutive bowl appearances, including a 10-win season in 2004. At Georgia Tech, he served as slotbacks coach and special teams coordinator for two seasons.

Packers LB Clay Matthews out for Bears game GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will miss Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears for the NFC North title after aggravating a right thumb injury. Green Bay didn’t practice Wednesday but issued an injury report as if it did. Matthews was listed as out. Matthews got hurt during a sack in Sunday’s 38-31 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Matthews missed four games earlier this season after initially breaking the thumb in Week 5 in October. Matthews looked to be in extreme pain on the sideline Sunday after the sack. Coach Mike McCarthy has described it as a “repeat injury.” The Packers had Christmas day off. They return to practice Thursday, when the team is also expected to announce if quarterback Aaron Rodgers is ready to return from a left collarbone injury.








Danger lurks with winter weather For many sportsmen, whether angler or hunter, winter is the season of our discontent. A major exception involves ice fishermen who embrace subfreezing temperatures that create and protect the JAMES H. ice that carpets our lakes, PHILLIPS channels and rivers. For the rest of us, the cold, especially those crystalline days when the fierce cold stings your bare skin and the snow squeaks when you step on it, makes staying indoors around a fireplace the more preferable option. But most of us at one time or another venture out into the severe cold. These adventures are often perplexing. I wonder why we do it. Looking back over 60 years of going afield, I am reminded of the fact that my most harrowing moments came while hunting in cold weather that kept more sane individuals indoors. When I was a kid I would hunt ducks along the Elkhart River over the Christmas holiday. The river in those days held good numbers of American goldeneyes, my favorite species of diving duck. I wanted only drakes, birds at least two years old that were the wariest members of the diving-duck clan. It took nearly 50 years before I bagged a drakes-only limit of goldeneyes while hunting on northern Lake Huron. Today, I see very few whistlers on the river. After returning to Indiana a few years ago I spent winter days fly fishing for steelhead on the Dowagiac River near Niles, MI. It was cold wading the stream,


Sisters get deer Sydney Craig shot this nice 8-point buck with her crossbow in Steuben County on Nov. 9. Her sister, Trevor Craig, below,

shot her first archery deer, a doe in Steuben County on Oct. 23.

my hands and feet would quickly become numb. I suspect the fish didn’t like the cold any better than we did. They were never avid biters. My only consolation was that there were a number of other sanity-challenged anglers on the river, proving, I suppose, that nut cases enjoy the company of other nut cases. Most days we returned home having caught nothing. One year I was talking over the holidays with George Reiger, the long-time Field & Stream conservation columnist. We began discussing whether to travel somewhere warmer for a late-season duck hunt. We considered Florida, the Texas Coast, North Carolina and so on. Then, and I don’t know how, the focus of our conversation shifted. We decided to go to Maine to shoot sea ducks in early January. Somehow the hazardous idea of travelling northward in the middle of winter escaped our better judgment. On our last morning we went out to a small rock islet along the North Atlantic. Since the scallopers decided not to go out that day, we should have taken the hint. To keep warm I wore nearly every piece of clothing I owned. It made smoothly swinging a shotgun difficult. We bagged a few eiders and then decided to go home. The wind was picking up and a storm was coming in. We gathered our decoys and then one of the outboards conked out. There were four of us, two each in a 16-foot, open craft. We attached a line and towed the malfunctioning boat and headed for home. The wind picked up, the ocean spray coating us and our boats with ice. The seas increased. It was harrowing. I hoped the other engine would not suddenly quit.

By the time we beached our boats on at the landing, I was ready to kiss solid ground. “How dumb can you get?” I asked myself. One year, when I was in my 30s, I returned to my mother’s home in Goshen for the holidays. A friend and I decided to float Turkey Creek for ducks. The stream was running high and fast. Snow blanketed the fields. We wore hip boots and heavy hunting jackets with pockets full of shells. About halfway through our trip the canoe overturned during a difficult maneuver. I heard my companion yell while I grabbed for the canoe, remembering the old Boy Scout maxim to stay with the craft. We drifted to the outer edge of a logjam and crawled out on downed tree trunks and inched our way to shore. I had lost all feeling in my hands by this time. My legs would barely move. And the swift current kept trying to suck me under. I lost a fine, Italian-made double-barreled shotgun given to me by the widow of a hunting companion who died in a one-car crash while driving home from a duck hunt a year earlier. I hired a scuba diver and we went back to the scene a few days later but he could not find the shotgun. Looking back over the years, I have concluded that I was lucky. I didn’t endure winter’s cold; I somehow survived it. That’s the way it is for many of us. If you decide to venture outdoors in the coming weeks and months, my message to you is this: Be careful. It’s a cold, cold time of year. It’s dangerous out there. JAMES H. PHILLIPS is a columnist for this newspaper. He can be reached at jahoph@

Endangered Species Act continues protecting U.S. diversity The Endangered Species Act is marking four decades of conservation success with the coming of the new year. When President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act on December 28, 1973, the bald eagle, gray wolf and peregrine falcon were struggling to survive in the Midwest and across the continent. Forty years later, thanks to protection afforded by the Endangered Species Act, these species have recovered. The Midwest is home to a huge variety of wildlife; some are instantly recognizable, like the bald eagle, and some rare species are not so well

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gets through to her, consider moving in with another relative if that’s possible. You should also join a Narateen support group. It’s a 12-step program for teenage friends and family members of addicts. DEAR There is one your city ABBY in called “Hope for Today.” To find the Jeanne Phillips location, check the Nar-Anon website,

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Rest, ice compression help ‘tennis elbow’ are the epicondyles. Muscles in the forearm that flex the wrist attach to the epicondyles with a fibrous tendon. Over time, repeating the same body motion damages the tendon. Hitting a tennis ball requires a firm grip on ASK the racquet, DOCTOR K. and when you strike the ball Dr. Anthony the tendon tugs at the Komaroff epicondyles. That’s particularly true of the one on the outer side of your elbow when you hold the arm out with the palm up. When trouble develops in the tendon that attaches

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consider a limited number of corticosteroid injections to provide symptom relief. In my experience, these measures almost always do the trick, but it takes time to heal. If you have severe, unrelenting pain that does not respond to the above treatments, you and your doctor may consider: • Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRPT): Platelets and other substances from your own blood are injected into the injury site. PRPT may help stimulate a healing response in the damaged tissues, although this treatment is unproven and controversial. • Surgery removes damaged, non-healing tissues and may stimulate healing. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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Christmas bombings kill 37 in Iraq UN personnel BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said Wednesday. In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital’s southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer said. Earlier, two bombs ripped through a nearby outdoor market simultaneously in the Christian section of Athorien, killing 11 people and wounding 21, the officer said. The Iraq-based leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Louis Sako, said the parked car bomb exploded after Christmas Mass and that none of the worshippers were hurt. Sako said he didn’t believe the church was the target. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but Iraq’s dwindling Christian community, which is estimated to number about 400,000 to 600,000 people, often has been targeted by al-Qaida and other insurgents who see the Christians as heretics. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad condemned the attacks in a statement. “The Christian community in Iraq has suffered deliberate and

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An awakening council member stands guard while women walk through the site of a bombing in a Christian section of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday.

senseless targeting by terrorists for many years, as have many other innocent Iraqis,” the statement read. “The United States abhors all such attacks and is committed to its partnership with the government of Iraq to combat the scourge of terrorism.” Along with Christians, other targets include civilians in restaurants, cafes or crowded public areas, as well as Shiites and members of the Iraqi security forces,

Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in two separate bomb attacks in Baghdad, officials said.

attacked in an attempt to undermine confidence in the Shiite-led government and stir up Iraq’s already simmering sectarian tensions. A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media. Wednesday’s bombings came amid a massive military operation in

Iraq’s western desert as authorities try to hunt down insurgents who have stepped up attacks across Iraq in the past months, sending violence to levels not seen since 2008. The Christmas Day attacks brought the total number of people killed so far this month in Iraq to 441. According to United Nations estimates, more than 8,000 people have been killed since the start of the year.

BAGHDAD (AP) — The shadowy leader of a powerful al-Qaida group fighting in Syria sought to kidnap United Nations workers and scrawled out plans for his aides to take over in the event of his death, according to excerpts of letters obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. Iraqi intelligence officials offered the AP the letters, as well as the first known photograph of the Nusra Front leader, Abu Mohammed al-Golani, the head of one of the most powerful bands of radicals fighting the Syrian government in the country’s civil war. The officials said they obtained the information about al-Golani after they captured members of another al-Qaida group in September. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak to journalists. “I was told by a soldier that he observed some of the workers of the U.N. and he will kidnap them. I ask God for his success,” read an

excerpt of a letter given by officials from Iraq’s Falcon Intelligence Cell, an anti-terrorism unit that works under Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The officials said other letters planned the kidnapping al-Golani and killing of other foreigners, and Syrian and Iraqi civilians. One U.N. worker was kidnapped for eight months in Syria and was released in October. Another two dozen U.N. peacekeepers were briefly held this year. It’s not clear if those abductions had any relation to al-Golani’s letters. Syria’s uprising began with peaceful protests, but it turned into an armed uprising after Assad’s forces cracked down on demonstrators. Since then, hard-line Islamic brigades have emerged as the strongest rebel forces in Syria, chiefly among them the Nusra Front.

Bill aiming to make adopting foreign orphans easier BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Amid partisan conflict in Congress, dozens of lawmakers from both parties — including staunch liberals and conservatives — have united behind a bill that supporters say addresses a heart-rending issue beyond politics: the millions of foreign children languishing in orphanages or otherwise at risk because they have no immediate family. The bill would encourage more adoptions of foreign orphans, which have declined steadily in recent years, and reflects impatience with current policies overseen by the State Department. “Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a family,” says the bill’s chief advocate, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. “While our foreign policy has done much to keep children alive and healthy, it has not prioritized this basic human right.”

Titled the Children in Families First Act, the measure has been introduced in slightly different forms in both the Senate and House. Its co-sponsors range from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a hero of the Democratic left, to Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., a favorite of tea party conservatives. “It’s not a slam dunk, but it is very possible,” Landrieu said of the bill’s chances. “We need voices from all parts of the political spectrum to make a change that many of us think is extremely important.” As of mid-December, the twin measures had 32 co-sponsors in the House and 17 in the Senate. Landrieu, mother of two adopted children, hopes to keep building support for the bill with the goal of clearing committees in both chambers by spring. However, some House Republicans are skeptical

about creating more bureaucracy, and there is sentiment in the Obama administration that some key provisions of the bill are not needed. “I think we’ve been pretty successful recently,” said Susan Jacobs, the State Department’s special adviser on children’s issues. “We are proud of the work that we do to protect everyone involved in the adoption process — the birth families, the adopting families and of course the children.” Landrieu thinks differently, contending the government has been remiss in failing to establish an office that focuses on international child welfare. The bill would create a new bureau in the State Department assigned to work with non-governmental organizations and foreign countries to minimize the number of children without families — through family preservation

and reunification, kinship care, and domestic and international adoption. Under the legislation, the processing of international adoption cases would be assigned to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, while the U.S. Agency for International Development would become home to a center dedicated to implementing a 2012 plan to assist children in adversity. There’s no firm global count of children in orphanages, but they number in the millions. In Russia — which has banned adoptions by Americans — there are more than 650,000 children not in parental custody. In Kyrgyzstan — where foreign adoptions were disrupted for years due to corruption and political problems — orphanages are often ill-equipped, with limited specialized care for severely disabled children. In Haiti, where recovery


Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., holds an infant during a visit to the Phu My Village orphanage in Vietnam. Dozens of lawmakers from both parties — including staunch liberals and conservatives — have united behind a bill aimed in part at encouraging more adoptions of foreign orphans.

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20” BMX Bicycle White, black & red with 4 pegs included. $50.00 obo. Call or text (260) 333-6909 40 paperback books $10.00 (260) 242-2689

Box 20 gauge Shotgun rifled hollow point. 15 count, $10.00. (260) 920-8676 Box of Arts & Crafts; paints, brushes, crayons. $20.00 obo. Call or text, (260) 333-2018

AUTOMOTIVE/ SERVICES $ WANTED $ Junk Cars! Highest prices pd. Free pickup. 260-705-7610 705-7630

Guitar Ibanez Hollow body case, strap electric tuner, Capo, great cond. $50.00. (260) 920-8676


Mickey Mouse Watch & Alarm Clock. $35 (260)347-0473

USED TIRES Cash for Junk Cars! 701 Krueger St., K’ville. 260-318-5555

Sewing Machine $25.00 obo. Call or text, (260) 333-2018

Walker for Adults Rollator, seat 18”-24”, handles 30”-34”, weight capacity 250 lbs. Light weight, $50.00. (260) 235-1248

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PUBLIC AUCTION Location: 7345 S. Wayne St., Hamilton IN RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT True upright 2-door freezer (new 2010), upright freezer 3 door, 3 basin S.S. sink, grease trap, tabletop ref., Whirlpool, water filtration system, Hansel fire suppression system, 2 Hobart slicers, microwave, 4 burner grill, 2 walk-in coolers, commercial stove, cooler storage racks, dishes, pots, pans, silverware, Lang Air Pizza Oven, Manitowoc Ice Machine, True Pizza Prep cooler, 5-slot cooler, 3 TVs: (one is 42”/2 years old and one is 50”, large screen), neon open sign, lots of tables & chairs, pool table & cues, bar, 11 bar stools, bar tables & chairs, 3 neon bar signs, cash register, glasses & mugs, ATM machine (like new), 2 LED programmable multicolored signs, other misc. items associated with restaurant business. Serving counter. LIQUOR LICENSE Sellers will offer 3-way liquor license. (210-1)

Owners: Donna’s Rio Bar TERMS: Cash or good check. Not responsible for accidents. Statements made day of sale take precedence over any printed matter. To view pictures go to Questions or concerns, call Randy at 260-668-2823. Auction conducted by:

BROKERS-AUCTIONEERS 1-800-404-6977 (260) 488-2711 BOX 256 HAMILTON, IN 46742 CORNER OF S.R. 427 & S.R. 1




$25.00 TO START Payment Plans, Chapter 13 No Money down. Filing fee not included. Sat. & Eve. Appts. Avail. Call

Collect: 260-424-0954 act as a debt relief agency under the BK code




AUCTIONEERING: Randy Nickols - AUO1016872 • 668-2823

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Call today... 877-791-7877 (toll-free)


Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM Donna’s Rio Bar


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$25.00 Gift Certificate redeemable at A.J. Nails. Sell for $15.00 obo. Call or text, (260) 333-2018

David White Site Leveler model #8824 in case with sturdy Tri-pod legs. $50.00. (260) 920-8676



All Phase Remodeling and Handyman Service - No Job too Big or Small !!! Free Estimates Call Jeff 260-854-9071 Qualified & Insured Serving You Since 1990

ROOFING/SIDING County Line Roofing FREE ESTIMATES Tear offs, wind damage & reroofs. Call (260)627-0017

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CONTRACTORS INDEPENDENT Circulation Department Adult Motor Routes Contact: Christy Day in Waterloo. • Valid Driver’s License • Responsible Adult • Reliable Transportation • Available 7 days a week

118 W 9th St., Auburn, IN Phone: 260-925-2611 ext. 17 E-mail:

Sell your merchandise priced $50 or less for FREE in KPC Classified. Kiss it Goodbye, Make some FAST CASH with the nifty fifty program. Up to 12 words plus phone number.

Clip and mail in or drop off at any KPC office.



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Carriers are independent contractors and not employees.


ORS DENT CONTRACT Circulation Department Contact: Violet Grime

• Valid Driver’s License • Responsible Adult • Reliable Transportation • Available 7 days a week

45 S. Public Sq., Angola, IN Phone: 260-318-2978 E-mail: Carriers are independent contractors and not employees.


3 DAYS ONLY • 2 LOCATIONS FURNITURE • BEDDING • APPLIANCES AT OR NEAR WHOLESALE Thursday, December 26 & Friday, December 27 9 AM-7 PM Saturday, December 28 9 AM-5 PM

50%-60% Off Retail

OPPORTUNITIES Adult Motor Route in Steuben County

Junk Auto Buyer

up to $1000.00


Kiss it...



Adult Walker Front wheels 10 lbs. $40.00. (260) 235-1248



ATTENTION: Paying up to $1000 for scrap cars. Used tires 4 sale also. 318-2571



Avilla 1 & 2 BR APTS $450-$550/ per month. Call 260-897-3188


Adult Rollator Walker Oversized, weight capacity to 500 lbs. $50.00. (260) 235-1248


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QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET Can deliver, $125. (260) 493-0805


Angola ONE BR APTS. $425/mo., Free Heat. 260-316-5659 Auburn $99 First Month 2BR-VERY NICE! SENIORS 50+ $450 No Smokers/ No Pets (260) 925-9525

Brand NEW in plastic!





Adoptable Dogs • Marley-4 yr old f, mix •Babe-5 mo. old female Terrier mix •Snickers-5 mo. old male Terrier •Jane- 1 yr old female Black Lab •Rupe-7 yr old male Yellow Lab •Jackie- 7 yr old neutered male Jack Russel •Spunky- 4 yr old male mini Pin •Aries-3 yr old female, Pitbull •Zulu- 1 yr old femaleLab/Pitbull mix •Ginger-3 yr old female Boxer mix •Annie- 8 mo. old female Pitbull mix •Darla-1 yr old female Beagle •Rocky-3 yr old male Boxer mix •Chloe Jo-5 yr old spay female Boxer mix Humane Society of Noble County, Inc. 1305 Sherman St. Kendallville, IN 46755 260-347-2563


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People Pleasers Needed!

Waterloo Land contract, 3 BR garage, $400/mo. 260 615-2709


WANTED Persons to do temp. telephone work for the Cash Bonanza Program. No exp. nec., no age limit. Must be able to read well and speak clearly. Two shifts available; 9 am to 3 pm or 4 pm to 9 pm. Hourly compensation or commission. Apply in person to the Office Manager at 603 N. Wayne St. Suite C Angola, IN

RESPITE CAREWill sit w/ your loved one. Honest, kind, dependable. (517)238-2885









Name: Address:

Guaranteed Low Prices!

City/State/Zip: Telephone #: MAIL TO: KPC Nifty 50 PO Box 39 • Kendallville, IN 46755 Limit six per family or household per month, not to exceed 24 in a 12 month period. NO multiple phone numbers. Used merchandise only. Must be mailed or dropped off. No phone calls please. Will begin within one week of receipt. One item per ad. Same item 2 times only. When space available.

805 South Wayne St. ANGOLA

106 Peckhart Ct. AUBURN 1/4 mile west of I-69 on SR 8


6 blocks south of the monument, next to Domino’s





Pre-Owned In Stock! The Best Price in a 100 Miles!

Call us at 419-542-7776 or 800-344-5722

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MSRP Jim Schmidt Ford Discount Ford Factory Rebate* Ford Motor Credit Rebate*

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$63,990 $6,705 $1,500 $2,000

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*Some rebates may only apply with Ford Motor Credit, financing. You may qualify for additional rebates. Price does not include tax, title and dealer fees. W.A.C. May require up to $1,000 matching down payment, trade or cash.

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Stk#FT13482 This F150 XLT 4x4 features 4.2” LCD Audo and productivity screen, Power sliding rear windows, chrome wheels and running boards. PLUS FULL COVERAGE MATS. This sharp lookin’ truck is powered by Ford’s 3.5L V6 ECOBOOST ENGINE and 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION...SMOOTH AND POWERFUL!! THE EXTERIOR IS INGOT SILVER METALLIC WITH GRAY CLOTH. CLASSIC COMINATION!!

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$29,920 $2,130 $2,500 $1,000

Sale Price $4,438

*Some rebates may only apply with Ford Motor Credit, financing. You may qualify for additional rebates. Price does not include tax, title and dealer fees. W.A.C. May require up to $1,000 matching down payment, trade or cash.

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MSRP Equipment Group Savings Jim Schmidt Ford Discount Ford Factory Rebate* Ford Motor Credit Rebate*

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New 2013 Ford Edge SE Stk#FT13466, This Edge front wheel drive SE features Sirius XM satellite radio, reverse sensing system and Sync, plus all weather matss. Keep your ride clean! Ingot silver metallic with black cloth seats...very stylish!

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*Some rebates may only apply with Ford Motor Credit, financing. You may qualify for additional rebates. Price does not include tax, title and dealer fees. W.A.C. May require up to $1,000 matching down payment, trade or cash.

MSRP Equipment Group Savings Jim Schmidt Ford Discount Ford Factory Rebate* Ford Motor Credit Rebate*

$35,070 $215 $2,902 $2,500 $500

Sale Price $10,205

*Some rebates may only apply with Ford Motor Credit, financing. You may qualify for additional rebates. Price does not include tax, title and dealer fees. W.A.C. May require up to $1,000 matching down payment, trade or cash.

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Check Out Our Preowned Inventory @ HOURS: 405 West High St. Tues & Thur: 9am-7pm Hicksville, OH Mon, Wed & Fri: 9am-5:30pm 1-800-344-5722 Saturday: 9am-3pm

*Must finance with Ford Motor Company for discount. W.A.C.

The Herald Republican – December 26, 2013  

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

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