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GOOD MORNING Alumni basketball games Saturday ANGOLA — The Angola High School Alumni Men’s and Women’s Basketball Game will be held again this year on Saturday at Angola’s Central Gym on Martha Street. In addition to former basketball players, this game will also feature alumni cheerleaders and choir members. Former AHS choir members are invited to a reunion before the game from 5-6:30 at the Central Gym foyer. Doors open at 6 p.m., the women’s game will start at 7 p.m. with the men’s game following. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Proceeds will benefit Angola Choir Boosters, who are working in a major fundraising project to purchase formal wear for the new AHS show choir to compete against other scholastic groups.

Governor wants to create tax credit for adoptive parents EVANSVILLE (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence is asking Indiana lawmakers to create a tax credit that would help parents offset the expenses of adopting a child. Under Pence’s proposal, taxpayers benefiting from the federal adoption credit would be able to claim an additional credit on their state tax return. The state tax credit would be tied to up to 10 percent of the amount the taxpayer claims for the federal credit. For 2012 tax returns, the federal government offered a maximum, nonrefundable credit of $12,650, with that amount increasing to $12,970 for 2013. The governor also wants an interim study committee to explore faith-based and community adoption programs and how to better link the state’s adoption services. Pence has said he wants Indiana to become the nation’s “most pro-adoption state.” Adoption is a personal topic for Pence and his wife, Karen. They went through the adoption process before their first child, a son, was born. The Pences later had two daughters. “We have always cherished and admired families that have gone through adoption,” Pence said earlier this month.

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Obama signs budget deal HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan budget deal Thursday easing spending cuts and a defense bill cracking down on sexual assault in the military, marking a modest end to a challenging year for the White House and Congress. Obama put his signature on both hard-fought bills while vacationing in Hawaii, where the president has been laying low since Saturday as he regroups for the midterm election year ahead. The bill signing marks one of Obama’s last official acts in a year beset by a partial government

shutdown, a near-default by the Treasury, a calamitous health care rollout and near-perpetual congressional gridlock. Although the budget deal falls short of the grand bargain that Obama and congressional Republicans once aspired to, it ends the cycle of fiscal brinkmanship — for now — by preventing another shutdown for nearly two more years. But the rare moment of comity may be short-lived. Hanging over the start of the year is a renewed fight over raising the nation’s borrowing limit, which the Treasury says must be resolved by late

February or early March to avert an unprecedented U.S. default. Both sides are positioning behind customary hard-line positions, with Republicans insisting they want concessions before raising the debt limit and Obama insisting he won’t negotiate. The last vestiges of 2013’s legislative wrangling behind him, Obama’s attention turns now to major challenges and potential bright spots in the year ahead. In late January, Obama will give his fifth State of the Union address, setting his agenda for the final stretch before the 2014 midterm elections render him less able to

focus Washington’s attention on his own priorities. Obama signed the two bills and several others in private, without reporters present, after an early-morning trip to the gym at the Marine Corps base near his vacation rental in Oahu. The product of intensive talks before lawmakers left Washington for Christmas, the budget deal alleviates the harshest effects of automatic budget cuts on the Pentagon and domestic agencies. It reduces those cuts, known as the sequester, by about one-third, restoring approximately $63 billion over two years.

Finding fun activities during Federal Christmas vacation not hard suit filed against bank BY JENNIFER DECKER jdecker@kpcmedia.com

CLEAR LAKE — Dick Powers and his family of four simply do not know the meaning of being bored during the two-week Christmas vacation from school. “I hear people say ‘I’m bored,’” he said, then ticked off a list of activities he plans on doing with his wife, Jill, and their two daughters, Paige, 10 and McKenna, 8. “We’re trying to maintain our sleep schedules,” he said, adding Steuben County has beauty others don’t realize and the key is to take advantage of it. He and his family are also looking forward to Clear Lake’s ice getting thicker. “We’re looking at more sledding, hiking through the land conservancies,” he said. Another special project, he said, involves his daughters and their books. “They read a lot,” he said. “They will go through their books they read at earlier ages … and donate them.” There are other ideas to curb cries of, “Mom, I’m bored!” Free or low-cost activities abound in the area: • Pokagon State Park, 450 Lane 100, Lake James, 833-2012, offers hiking and snowshoeing in its 1,260 acres. The park’s nature center has limited hours and all types of educational activities. For details, visit in.gov/dnr/ parklake. • Pokagon’s second-annual first-day hike and campfire will be New Year’s Day at 1 p.m. Participants will meet in the Potawatomi Inn’s Lonidaw Lounge, and the walk will end at the toboggan run. • Pokagon’s toboggan run has extended hours through Jan. 3 with rental fees. Hours will include 10

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Pokagon State Park’s Toboggan Run had a steady flow of winter thrill seekers Thursday, as shown with this family. The toboggan run will continue to operate with extended hours during the holiday school break. Toboggan rental fees are in addition to park admission.

a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The fees are in addition to Pokagon park admission fees. • Geo-caching in northeast Indiana is open in Shipshewana year-round for families. Geo-caching is a family-oriented activity using a Global Positioning Systems. For details, call 800-2548090. • Chain ‘O Lakes State Park, 2355 C.R. E 75S, Albion, also has a first-day hike around a 3/4-mile loop at 6 p.m. Tuesday. • Public libraries have limited holiday hours, and most events are free events, unless otherwise noted. • Build a snow fort. • Stay inside and finger-paint or do crafts. • Read a good book. • Hometown movie theaters offer entertainment and popcorn for affordable prices. • Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve,

6975 N. Ray Road, Fremont, is open year-round. Call 495-0137. • Some museums are open during the holidays in the area. Check for hours. • YMCAs in Steuben, DeKalb and Noble counties offers exercise programs and activities for all ages. Check facilities and fee structures for more details. • Make a snowman or, to be politically correct, snow person. • Take a dip in the annual Jack Gibson Polar Bear Plunge Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Lake Beach. The plunge benefits the Jack Gibson Scholarship Fund. • The next day, trek on over to Bixler Lake, Kendallville, for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. It starts with registration at 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. is the actual plunge time. • Cruise around at night and take in the Christmas lights and decorations. • Use your imagination and come up with your own fun.

Shipshewana Ice Festival to begin SHIPSHEWANA — Ice Festival 2013 takes place today and Saturday in Shipshewana. Today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., professional ice carvers will be drilling and shaving blocks of ice all over town, creating sculptures suggested by sponsors or of the carver’s choice. Saturday at 10 a.m., ice carvers will compete for cash prizes in the Davis Mercantile parking lot, creating their own designs and sculptures. The fifth annual Chili Cook-Off will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., also in the parking lot of Davis Mercantile. The contest is open to anyone, with no entry fee. Trophies, cash awards and gifts will go to the top cooks. Entrants may call Jay Chupp 463-6175, to register. A 2013 Shipshewana Ice Festival Pin will provide admission to the Chili Cook-off. Pins will be available at many stores in Shipshewana or may be purchased at the chili tent during the event.

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Alfredo Arroyo of LaPorte creates a dragon during an ice sculpting contest at last year’s Shipshewana Ice Festival. This year’s festival opens today and continues through Saturday.

WARSAW — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit over what it says is a bank’s improper handling of employee funds for a northeast Indiana health care chain. The lawsuit announced Thursday was filed in U.S. District Court to recover losses to the Miller’s Health Systems Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Miller’s Health is a Warsawbased company that manages long-term care and assisted-living facilities, including Miller’s Merry Manor facilities in LaGrange and Garrett. The suit alleges that PBI Bank Inc., trustee of the plan, authorized the purchase of company stock for $40 million, an amount far in excess of the fair market value of the stock. The suit also alleges that PBI Bank approved financing for the transaction at an excessive interest rate. “Fiduciaries must act with undivided loyalty to plan participants. When it comes to (employee stock ownership plan) purchases, they must ensure that the plan receives full value for its money,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Phyllis C. Borzi. The suit alleges that PBI violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by imprudently and disloyally approving the purchase of stock by the plan. The suit seeks to require PBI to restore all losses suffered by the plan, plus interest. The Chicago Regional Office of the department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration investigated a September 2007 stock purchase. The department concluded that, as a result of the design of the transaction and the fiduciary breaches of PBI, the stock purchase was not for the primary benefit of participants and did not promote employee ownership in Miller’s Health. It alleges PBI was responsible and liable for violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The lawsuit also seeks to remove PBI as a fiduciary and service provider of the plan and to permanently bar it from serving as a fiduciary or service provider to ERISA-covered plans in the future. At the time of the stock purchase, Miller’s Health managed 31 long-term care facilities under the name of Miller’s Merry Manor and 10 assisted living facilities under the name Miller’s Senior Living. Miller’s Health also operated Theracare Inc., an Indiana corporation, which primarily provided physical and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology to residents in Miller’s Health facilities. As of Sept. 30, 2012, the stock ownership plan had 2,939 participants and assets of $12.8 million.


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Police Blotter • Several arrested ANGOLA — The following people were arrested Tuesday and Wednesday by law enforcement officers working in Steuben County and lodged in the Steuben County Jail. • Stephen J. Clark II, 32, Angola, arrested in Hudson for misdemeanor domestic battery. • Bruce W. Perkins, 40, LaGrange, arrested on a warrant for felony burglary, theft and two counts failure to appear. • David J. Zervos, 32, Angola, arrested on a warrant for two counts failure to appear.

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Warrant service garners meth lab BY AMY OBERLIN aoberlin@kpcmedia.com

SILVER LAKE — A 32-year-old man was arrested for making methamphetamine while being served a warrant by police. Just before midnight on Christmas, Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies and officers from Angola Police Department went to a residence in the 4300 block of West U.S. 20 near Silver Lake to locate David J. Zervos, who was wanted by the Steuben County courts for failing to appear

for court hearings. Zervos has two pending cases in the Steuben Superior Court, Zervos a felony allegation of nonsupport of a dependent child filed in March 2013 and a misdemeanor possession of marijuana case from 2011. He missed scheduled court dates on Oct. 17 and Dec. 16 and warrants were filed last

week. Police located both Zervos and a strong chemical odor at the Silver Lake residence, said a news release from the sheriff’s department. Sheriff’s detectives were called to the scene to assist with the investigation. Also helping at the scene were Angola Fire Department, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division and the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section’s Clandestine Lab Team.

A search warrant was obtained and served around 2:30 a.m. Several items commonly associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine were allegedly located inside the residence along with a visible plastic drink bottle containing a white granular substance with black flakes, consistent with a one-pot meth lab. While being taken into custody, Zervos admitted to police that he was making drugs, court documents say. Zervos was taken into custody on the outstanding

warrants and was later charged with Class B felony manufacturing methamphetamine.The charge carries up to a 20-year prison sentence. He was arraigned Thursday morning by Judge Randy Coffey. A $50,000 cash or surety bail was set in the new case and public defender James Burns was assigned to the case. Burns also represents Zervos in his other cases. A pretrial conference is set for Feb. 3 in Steuben Superior Court and a jury trial is on the Superior Court schedule for March 20.

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ANGOLA — Savvy investigation by police and the victim of an alleged burglary led to the arrest of a LaGrange man. Bruce Wallace Perkins, 40, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant alleging felony burglary and theft. He was Perkins arraigned Thursday morning by Judge Randy Coffey. Bail was set at $30,000. He is also being held for failure to appear in court on two 2012 cases alleging battery and domestic battery. Perkins is represented by public defender Anthony Kraus, and will be back in court on Feb. 3. A jury trial is set for March 20 in Steuben Superior Court. A warrant was filed Dec. 6 after blood samples collected at a Pleasant

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Lake business matched Perkins’ DNA, say court documents. Numerous collectible coins and currency were taken from the business while it was closed Aug. 3-5. During the initial investigation, Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies found blood on a motorcycle parked in the building. The owner of the business reported seeing items that appeared to be his on sale Aug. 23 at an Angola antique store. Angola Police Department took the evidence from the store, and subsequent police interviews led to Perkins. A photo of Perkins taken from Facebook matched the person seen on a surveillance video from the night of the burglary, say court documents. The burglary charge is a Class C felony punishable by up to eight years in prison. Theft is a Class D felony which carries up to a three-year penalty.

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2 retirees honored by sheriff Steuben County Sheriff Tim Troyer, left, threw a retirement party Thursday afternoon for Penny Bower, who served 30 years as a Steuben County Jail cook, and Sgt. Phil Nott, a 20-year officer. Troyer said Bower has been dedicated, loyal and trustworthy. She said it had been a fun job and plans to spend leisure time with her husband John in retirement. Nott is moving to Virginia and said he is looking for a change in employment from patrol duties. He said his favorite

part of the job has been “when you can actually help people and you can see the difference that it made.” He said that can vary from major incidents to just helping someone change a tire. Nott took some technical classes in computer technology and helped modernize the sheriff’s department, said Troyer. He also was instrumental in building the department’s Special Response Tactical team in the mid-1990s.

Regional Briefs • Authorities: Convicted murderer behind jail attack FORT WAYNE (AP) — Authorities say a man sentenced last week to the maximum sentence of 65 years in prison for murder was the inmate who assaulted and seriously injured a confinement officer at the Allen County Jail. Sheriff’s department spokesman Jeremy Tinkel says 18-year-old Deadrian Boykins will be charged with battery to a law enforcement officer, a class C felony. He was sentenced Friday for the April slaying of 17-year-old Elijah Freeman in Fort Wayne. Tinkel says the confinement officer, Quinton Greer, remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition following the

Christmas morning attack. Tinkel says Greer has worked three years as a confinement officer.

IU professor fully recovered from London injury BLOOMINGTON (AP) — An Indiana University professor who suffered a serious brain injury in a London bus accident says she’s fully recovered from her injury. Lisa Bingham is one of the world’s leading experts in conflict resolution and collaborative governance. Both she and her then-boyfriend Terry Amsler suffered fractured skulls in February when a bus struck Amsler as the couple was holding hands at a London intersection.

Steuben County Highway Superintendent Ken Penick reported Thursday morning that the Christmas Day snow was relatively cleared. “It’s pretty mild,” he said. “We had a guy on call who hit a few intersections. We had a little drifting.” Penick said there weren’t any county roads that were particularly troublesome. Compared to last year, Penick said his department has already went through some 100 tons of salt-sand mix. Still, he’s ready to have his employees brave the elements in keeping county roads safe. “We always have people on call. I got out at 3 or 4 a.m. to look at road conditions for school. We’re constantly watching the forecast.” The National Weather Service is forecasting light snow through the weekend. New Year’s Day’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy weather and highs in the 20-degree range.

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Community Building, 9635 W. S.R. 120, Orland, 9 a.m. Special meeting for year-end business. • 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.

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Email your legal! legals @ kpcmedia.com Call Kelly at 877-791-7877x182 for details NOTICE OF SALE OF WARRANTS FREMONT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NOTICE is hereby given that FREMONT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS (the "Issuer") has authorized and will make one (1) or more temporary loans to meet current running expenses for the use of the General Fund, the Debt Service Fund, the Pension Debt Service Fund, the Capital Projects Fund, and the Transportation Fund of the Issuer, in aggregate amounts not to exceed the following for the respective identified funds: General Fund [for Warrants issued in anticipation of the receipt of current state tuition support revenue estimated to be received on or before December 31, 2014 (but after the last business day of June 2014)]: $500,000 maturing on December 31, 2014; Debt Service Fund [for Warrants issued in anticipation of the receipt of current tax revenues levied for the year 2013 and in the course of collection in 2014 ]: $1,500,000 maturing on June 30, 2014, December 31, 2014, or a date fixed by reference to the Issuer's receipt in settlement of the funds in anticipation of which any Warrant is issued, or any combination thereof, as determined by the Issuer's officer prior to their issuance; Pension Debt Service Fund [for Warrants issued in anticipation of the receipt of current tax revenues levied for the year 2013 and in the course of collection in 2014]: $349,063 maturing on June 30, 2014, December 31, 2014, or a date fixed by reference to the Issuer's receipt in settlement of the funds in anticipation of which any Warrant is issued, or any combination thereof, as determined by the Issuer's officer prior to their Issuance; Capital Projects Fund [for Warrants issued in anticipation of the receipt of current tax revenues levied for the year 2013 and in the course of collection in 2014]: $1,500,000 maturing on June 30, 2014, December 31, 2014, or a date fixed by reference to the Issuer's receipt in settlement of the funds in anticipation of which any Warrant is issued, or any combination thereof, as determined by the Issuer's officer prior to their issuance; Transportation Fund [for Warrants issued in anticipation of the receipt of current tax revenues levied for the year 2013 and in the course of collection in 2014]: $1,000,000 maturing on June 30, 2014, December 31, 2014, or a date fixed by reference to the Issuer's receipt in settlement of the funds in anticipation of which any Warrant is issued, or any combination thereof, as determined by the Issuer's officer prior to their issuance. Such loans shall be at a per annum rate not to exceed six and one-half percent (6.5%) (the exact rate to be determined by negotiations with the Indiana Bond Bank (the "Bond Bank")) subject also to, following their due date, an alternate rate as provided in a warrant purchase agreement entered into by the Issuer. The Issuer will issue temporary loan tax and/or revenue anticipation warrants to evidence such loans. The Issuer has appropriated and pledged the taxes and/or revenues to be received in such funds to the punctual payment of such warrants including the interest thereon. The Warrants will be sold to the Bond Bank, in Indianapolis, Indiana, pursuant to Indiana Code 5-1.5-8-1 on one (1) or more dates during 2014. Pursuant to Indiana Code 20-48-1-9, no action to contest the validity of such warrants may be brought later than fifteen (15) days from the first publication of this Notice. HR,00363782,12/20,27,hspaxlp PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 13-12-G-PI MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION PERMIT ISSUED - RENEWAL CITY OF ANGOLA, 210 North Public Square, Angola, Indiana, Permit No. IN LA 000762. This permit renewal will allow the permittee to market and/or distribute composted biosolids from their facility located in Steuben County. The biosolids from this facility meet the high quality criteria established by state and federal regulations, qualifying it for a Marketing and Distribution permit. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) recognize and encourage the beneficial use of biosolids. The permit controls the quality of the biosolids to be marketed and/or distributed. For more specific information concerning the permit, contact Mr. Craig Williams, Angola Wastewater Superintendent, at (260) 624-2699 or cwilliams@angolain.org. This permit is written in accordance with Indiana Administrative Code 327 IAC 6.1. APPEAL PROCEDURES If you wish to challenge this decision, IC 13-15-6-1 and IC 4-21.5-3-7 require that you file a Petition for Administrative Review. If you seek to have the effectiveness of the permit stayed during the Administrative Review, you must also file a Petition for Stay. The Petition(s) must be submitted to the Office of Environmental Adjudication at the following address within fifteen (15) days of the date of

newspaper publication of this Notice: Office of Environmental Adjudication, Indiana Government Center North, 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N501E, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. The Petition(s) must include facts demonstrating that you are either the applicant, a person aggrieved or adversely affected by the decision, or otherwise entitled to review by law. Identifying the permit, decision, or other order for which you seek review by permit number, name of the applicant, location, or date of this notice will expedite review of the petition. Additionally, IC 13-15-6-2 and 315 IAC 1-3-2 require that your Petition include: 1. The name and address of the person making the request. 2. The interest of the person making the request. 3. Identification of any persons represented by the person making the request. 4. The reasons, with particularity, for the request. 5. The issues, with particularity, for the request. 6. Identification of the permit terms and conditions which, in the judgment of the person making the request, would be appropriate in the case in question to satisfy the requirements of the law governing permits of the type granted or denied by the Commissioner’s action. 7. A copy of the pertinent portions of the permit, decision, or other order for which you seek review, at a minimum, the portion of the Commissioner’s action that identifies the person to whom the action is directed and the identification number of the action. Pursuant to IC 4-21.5-3-1(f), any document serving as a petition for review or review and stay must be filed with the Office of Environmental Adjudication. Filing of such a document is complete on the earliest of the following dates: 1. The date on which the petition is delivered to the Office of Environmental Adjudication (OEA). 2. The date of the postmark on the envelope containing the petition, if the petition is mailed by United States mail; or 3. The date on which the petition is deposited with a private carrier, as shown by a receipt issued by the carrier, if the petition is sent by private carrier. Pursuant to IC 4-21.5-3-17, the Office of Environmental Adjudication will provide you with notice of any pre-hearing conferences, preliminary hearings, hearings, stays, or orders disposing of the review of this decision if you submit a written request to the Office of Environmental Adjudication at the above address. If you do not provide a written request to the Office of Environmental Adjudication, you will no longer be notified of any proceedings pertaining to this action. Copies of the issued permit, the permit application, and other related documents are on file and may be inspected at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Room 1154, Indiana Government Center North, 100 North Senate, Indianapolis, Indiana, at any time between 8:30 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. All these documents may be copied at a cost of 10 cents per page. Public records for this facility are also available in IDEM’s Virtual File Cabinet, which is available on IDEM’s web site at www.in.gov/idem. Documents related to this approval can be found by searching the “Index Field” and entering 000762 for the SW Program ID. A copy of the final permit is also on file with the local health department and is available for public review. Please bring the foregoing to the attention of persons whom you know would be interested in this matter. HR,00364332,12/27,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Circuit Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-1302-MF-000077 wherein Flagstar Bank, FSB was Plaintiff, and Bobbie Marten a/k/a Bobbie Jo Hiner aka Bobbie Jo Marten, was Defendant, requiring 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 am or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 E. Gale St, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. Lot numbered nine (9) in Brierwood Estates, according to the Recorded Plat thereof.More commonly known as: 1045 E. County Rd 652 N., Fremont, IN 46737 Parcel No.: 76-02-19-33-01-080000-22 Together with rents, issues, income, and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Sheriff of Steuben County Fremont Township 1045 E. County Rd 652 N. Fremont, IN 46737 The Sheriff’s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street addressed published herein. James L Shoemaker 19562-49 Doyle Legal Corporation, P.C. 41 E Washington Street Suite 400 Indianapolis, IN 46204 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Bobbie Marten a/k/a Bobbie Jo Marten, 1045 E County Road 625 N, Fremont, IN 46737. Type of Service: SHERIFF. NOTICE DOYLE LEGAL CORPORATION, P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATON OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HR,00363190,12/13,20,27,hspaxlp

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Superior Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76D01-1302 -MF-000071 wherein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Plaintiff, and Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Cyril, deceased; Nicole Sauter, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Erica Sauter, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Aaron Sauter, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Ashley Sauter, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Leann Quinn, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Paul Bolen, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Madeline Bolen, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Amber Bolen, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Josh Bolen, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Anna Bolen, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Eric S. Sauter, Personal Representative of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Unknown Heirs and Devisees of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter; were Defendants, requiring 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 E. Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. The West Half of the following: That part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 26, Township 37 North, Range 13 East, bounded as follows: Commencing 132 feet North of the Northwest corner of Lot No. 9 in Wickwire and Jackson's Addition to the Town, now City of Angola, Indiana; running thence North about 72 feet to land once sold to Cornelius Jenkins by George W. Wickwire; thence West on the South line of said land to the East side of Mill Street, now Superior Street; thence South along the East side of said Mill Street, now Superior Street, to a point 132 feet North of the Northwest corner of Lot No. 8 in Wickwire and Jackson's Addition; thence East to the place of beginning. EXCEPTING therefrom the South Three (3) feet, in the Office of the Recorder of Steuben County, Indiana. More commonly known as: 424 North Superior Street, Angola, IN 46703-1443 Parcel No.: 76-06-26-240-306.000 -012 Together with rents, issues, income, and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Sheriff of Steuben County Pleasant Township 424 North Superior Street Angola, IN 46703-1443 The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Plaintiff Attorney ATTORNEY NO. 9998597 Unterberg & Associates, P.C. 8050 Cleveland Place Merrillville, IN 46410 (219) 736-5579 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Nicole Sauter, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter, 7615 Whispering Brook Drive, Apartment 222, Portage, MI 49024. Type of Service: Certified Mail. Erica Sauter, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter, 48 Bethesda Church Road , Lawrenceville, GA 30044. Type of Service: Certified Mail Aaron Sauter, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter, 2272 Westmore Drive, Plainfield , IN 46168. Type of Service: Sheriff Ashley Sauter, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter, 12401 Cliffview Court, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Type of Service: Sheriff Leann Quinn, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter, 6117 Queen Jane Street, Corpus Christie, TX 78414. Type of Service: Certified Mail Paul Bolen, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter, 424 Regency Court, Angola, IN 46703. Type of Service: Sheriff. Madeline Bolen, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter, c/o Randy and Margaret Bolen, 424 Regency Court, Angola, IN 46703.Type of Service: Sheriff. Amber Bolen, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter, 424 Regency Court, Angola, IN 46703. Type of Service: Sheriff. Josh Bolen, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter, 759 North 900 West , Angola, IN 46703. Type of Service: Sheriff. Anna Bolen, Heir of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter, c/o Randy & Margaret Bolen, 424 Regency Court , Angola, IN 46703. Type of Service: Sheriff. Unknown Heirs and Devisees of the Estate of Cyril J. Sauter a/k/a Cyril Joseph Sauter, 424 North Superior Street , Angola, IN 46703-1443. Type of Service: Sheriff. NOTICE This communication is from a Debt Collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. HR,00362986,12/13,20,27,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Superior Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76D01-1301 -MF-000051 wherein Wells Fargo

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Bank, N.A. was Plaintiff, and Davie Cloyd; Rodney V. Cloyd; were Defendants, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I willexpose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 23rd day of January, 2014, at the hour of 11:00 A.M. or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 E. Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. The West 34 feet of the North 105 feet of Lot 25 and the North 105 feet of Lot 26 in T. B. Morse's Addition to the Town, now City, of Angola, Steuben County, Indiana. More commonly known as: 110 North Cross Street, Angola, IN 46703-1638 Parcel No.: 76-06-26-140-722.000 -012; 76-06-26-140-721.000-012 Together with rents, issues, income, and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Sheriff of Steuben County Pleasant Township 110 North Cross Street Angola, IN 46703-1638 The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Plaintiff Attorney ATTORNEY NO. 1010217 Unterberg & Associates, P.C. 8050 Cleveland Place Merrillville, IN 46410 (219) 736-5579 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Davie Cloyd, 110 North Cross Street, Angola, IN 46703-1638. Type of Service: Sheriff. Rodney V. Cloyd, 110 North Cross Street , Angola, IN 46703. Type of Service: Sheriff. NOTICE This communication is from a Debt Collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. HR,00362992,12/13,20,27,hspaxlp PUBLIC NOTICE SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING IN THE STEUBEN CIRCUIT COURT ANGOLA, INDIANA CAUSE NO.: 76C01-1311-JC-329 AND 76C01-1311-JC-330 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF STEUBEN, SS: A CHILD ALLEGED TO BE A CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES: GINGER GEARHART, CHILD, HADRIAN GEARHART, CHILD, AND MEGAN GEARHART, MOTHER, TOMMY BRUICK JR., ALLEGED FATHER, SEAN HARMON, ALLEGED FATHER, AND UNKNOWN ALLEGED FATHER. TO: MEGAN GEARHART, AND UNKNOWN ALLEGED FATHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parents, whose whereabouts are unknown, and who are the parents and alleged parents of Ginger Gearhart, (DOB 10/15/10) and Hadrian Gearhart, (DOB 06/ 18/07), that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed its Verified Petition Alleging the Children to be in Need of Services, in accordance with Indiana Code 31-34-9-3, and that a fact finding hearing has been scheduled with the Court. THE FACT FINDING HEARING at which Megan Gearhart and Unknown Alleged Father must appear is scheduled for FEBRUARY 4, 2014, AT 10:00 A.M. at the Steuben Circuit Court, 55 S. Public Square, Angola, IN. At said hearing, the court will consider the Petition and evidence thereon and will render its decision as to whether above named minor children are children in need of services and shall enter adjudication accordingly. UPON ENTRY OF SAID ADJUDICATION, A DISPOSITIONAL HEARING will be held in which the Court will consider: (1) Alternatives for the care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the children; (2) The necessity, nature, and extent of your participation in the program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the children; and, (3) Your financial responsibility for any services provided for the parent, guardian, or custodian of the children, including child support. YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in the case in person or by attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, an adjudication on said petition and a dispositional decree may be entered against you without further notice. THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES is Michelle S. Bostain, 1915 North Wayne Street, Angola, IN 46703; telephone (260)665-3713. Dated this 9th day of December, 2013. Clerk of Steuben County HR,00363276,12/13,20,27,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALETO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Superior Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76D01-1210 -MF-000568 wherein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Plaintiff, and Joel E. Engle; were Defendants, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at publicsale to the highest bidder, on the 23rd day of January, 2014, at the hour of 11:00 A.M. or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 E. Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. TRACT 1 Part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 18, Township 38 North, Range 13 East, Steuben County, Indiana, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Lot 6 in J.J. Rubley Plat, as recorded in Plat Book 1, page 145, Steuben County, Recorder's Office, said corner marked with a #4 rebar stake; thence North 72 degrees 42 minutes 20 seconds West (assumed bearing),

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along the South line of said Lot 6, a distance of 161.27 feet (166 feet, more or less - plat) to a 1 inch diameter pipe stake on the center line of County Road 450 West; thence South 10 degrees 51 minutes 23 seconds West, along said center line, 25.00 feet to a MAG nail marking the point of beginning; thence South 72 degrees 36 minutes 47 seconds East 162.66 feet to a #5 rebar stake; thence South 72 degrees 45 minutes 33 seconds East 87.69 feet to a #4 rebar stake; thence South 57 degrees 38 minutes 24 seconds East 103.20 feet (103.27 feet - deed) to a #4 rebar stake; thence South 04 degrees 37 minutes 05 seconds West 61.27 feet to a #5 rebar stake marking the Northeast corner of a tract of land previously conveyed by Document #99-11-0732; thence North 85 degrees 43 minutes 46 seconds West, along the North line of said Document #99-11-0732, a distance of 353.77 feet to a gear spike on the center line of said County Road 450 West; thence North 10 degrees 51 minutes 23 seconds East, along said center line, 167.56 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.99 acres. TRACT 2 Part of the North half of Section 18, Township 38 North, Range 13 East, Steuben County, Indiana, and being a 50.00 feet wide strip of land bounded on the West by the waters of Lake Pleasant and bounded on the East by the center line of County Road 450 West, more particularly described as follows: commencing at the Southeast corner of Lot 6 in J.J. Rubley Plat as recorded in Plat Book 1, page 145, Steuben County Recorder's Office, said corner marked with a #4 rebar stake; thence North 72 degrees 42 minutes 20 seconds West (assumed bearing) along the South line of said Lot 6, a distance of 161.27 feet (166 feet, more or less plat) to a 1 inch diameter pipe stake on the center line of County Road 450 West; thence South 10 degrees 51 minutes 23 seconds West, along said center line, 110.25 feet to a MAG nail marking the point of beginning; thence continuing South 10 degrees 51 minutes 23 seconds West along said center line 50.00 feet to a MAG nail marking the Northeast corner of lands previously conveyed by Deed Record 136, page 243; thence North 82 degrees 37 minutes 43 seconds West, along the North line of said Deed Record 136, page 243, a distance of 121.85 feet to a #5 rebar stake; thence North 27 degrees 28 minutes 37 seconds East, along a Lake Traverse line, 53.15 feet to a #5 rebar stake; thence South 82 degrees 37 minutes 43 seconds East 106.62 feet to the point of beginning. Together with a strip of land lying between the above described Lake Traverse Line and the Shore line of Lake Pleasant, said strip being bounded on the North by the Westerly prolongation of the North line of the above described real estate and being bounded on the South by the Westerly prolongation of the South line of said tract; containing 0.14 acres more or less. More commonly known as: 7680 North 450 West, Fremont, IN 46737-8979 Parcel No.: 76-03-18-000-015.000 -006; 76-03-18-240-101.010-006 Together with rents, issues, income, and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Sheriff of Steuben County Jamestown Township 7680 North 450 West Fremont, IN 46737-8979 The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Plaintiff Attorney ATTORNEY NO. 9996956 Unterberg & Associates, P.C. 8050 Cleveland Place Merrillville,IN 46410 (219) 736-5579 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Joel E. Engle, 7680 North 450 West , Fremont, IN 46737-8979. Type of Service: Sheriff. NOTICE This communication is from a Debt Collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. HR,00362990,12/13,20,27,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Circuit Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-1305-MF -000281 wherein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Plaintiff, and Robbie D. Coons; Geraldine F. Jordan a/k/a Geraldine Coons; were Defendants, requiring 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 E. Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. Lot Numbered Sixteen (16) in C.L. Morse's Addition to Angola, as recorded in Plat Book 1A Page 64 in the Steuben County Recorder's Office, Angola, Indiana. More commonly known as: 315 East Gilmore Street, Angola, IN 46703-1537 Parcel No.: 76-06-26-130-316.000 -012 Together with rents, issues, income, and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Sheriff of Steuben County Pleasant Township 315 East Gilmore Street Angola, IN 46703-1537 The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Plaintiff Attorney ATTORNEY NO. 1012233 Unterberg & Associates, P.C. 8050 Cleveland Place Merrillville, IN 46410 (219) 736-5579 SERVICE DIRECTED TO:

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Geraldine F. Jordan a/k/a Geraldine Coons, 10119 Moon Valley Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825-1791. Type of Service: Sheriff. Geraldine F. Jordan a/k/a Geraldine Coons, 315 East Gilmore Street, Angola, IN 46703- 1537. Type of Service: Sheriff. Robbie D. Coons, 10119 Moon Valley Drive , Fort Wayne, IN 46825-1791. Type of Service: Sheriff. Robbie D. Coons, 948 Griswold Court, Auburn, IN 46706. Type of Service: Sheriff. Robbie D. Coons, 315 East Gilmore Street, Angola, IN 46703-1537. Type of Service: Sheriff. NOTICE This communication is from a Debt Collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. HR,00362985,12/13,20,27,hspaxlp SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Superior Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76D01-1303-MF-000150 wherein Fifth Third Mortgage Company was Plaintiff, and Tabitha Cole, AKA Tabitha R. Impton was the Defendant requiring 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 23 day of January, 2014, at the hour of 11:00AM, or as soon as thereafter as is possible, at Sheriff's Office at 206 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703 the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. The West 19.0 feet of the North 90.0 feet of Lot Number Nine (9) in the Plat of C.L. Morse's Addition to Angola, as recorded in Plat Book #1, page 64, Steuben County Recorder's Office, Steuben County Courthouse, Angola, Indiana. Also, the East 33.0 feet of the North 90.0 feet of Lot Numbered Ten (10) in said Plat of C.L. Morse's Addition to Angola. This description is taken from a survey by Ross K. Ruckel, RLS #S0156, State of Indiana, dated Feb. 10, 1993, Drawing #93-039. Commonly known address: 404 East Gilmore Street, Angola, IN 46703 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim Troyer Sheriff of Steuben County Township: Pleasant Parcel No./ Tax Id #: 760626130407000012 and 760626130410010012 The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Stephanie A. Reinhart (25071-06) Sarah E. Willms (28840-64) Gail C. Hersh, Jr. (26224-15) John R. Cummins (11532-10) Chris Wiley (26936-10) Miranda D. Bray (23766-30) Manley Deas Kochalski LLC P.O. Box 441039 Indianapolis, IN 46244 Telephone: 614-222-4921 Attorneys for Plaintiff HR,00363064,12/13,20,27,hspaxlp NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Steuben County Plan Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 7:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Steuben County Community Center, 317 S Wayne St, Angola, IN, for consideration of the following agenda: 1. Election of Plan Commission Officers for 2014, including: President, Vice-President, & Secretary 2. (SE-14-01) Craig & Donna Hanna petition for a special exception use for an accessory dwelling in an Environmental Control & Residential-1 zoning districts. Property is located at 4660 W Binkley Rd, Section 31 of Jamestown Twp (Map#76-03 -31-000-005.030-006) 3. (Z-14-01) Craig & Margaret Balliet, Stanley & Lona Richardson, Gail & Elaine Balliet and Phil Meyers petition for a zone change. The zone change is from Environmental Control to Lake Residence. Property is located at N Old 27 & N Otter Lk, Section 26 of Jamestown Twp (Map#76-03-26-310-201.000-006 4. (Z-14-02) Steuben County Plan Commission petitions for a zone change. The zone change is from Lake Residence to Agricultural. Property is located at 1710 W South Dr., Section 15 of Steuben Twp (Map#76-11-15-340-403.020.017 5. (Z-14-03) Steuben County Plan Commission petitions for a zone change. The zone change is from Lake Residence to Agricultural. Property is located east of 1710 W South Dr., Section 15 of Steuben Twp (Map#76-11-15-340-417.000 -017 The above petitions are on file for public examination in the Plan Commission Office, 317 S. Wayne St., Ste 3H, Angola, IN. Written statements may be filed with the Plan Director and may be considered by the Plan Commission at the public hearing. Interested persons wishing to present their views on a petition will be given the opportunity to do so at the hearing. Hearings on particular petitions may be continued at the discretion of the Plan Commission. Petitions requiring the consideration of the Board of Commissioners or the BZA will be heard at their next regularly scheduled meeting with agenda openings. Frank Charlton, Plan Director HR,00364508,12/27,1/3,hspasxlp

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GARRETT — Dale D. Neukom Sr., 87, of Garrett, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. He was born Oct. 13, 1926, in Auburn to Reno and Edith (Carnahan) Neukom and they preceded him in death. He Mr. Neukom married Theda Krum on July 3, 1947 in Ashley and she preceded him in death on May 8, 2001. He retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad where he worked as a truck driver for 44 years. He also served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Shirts and Skirts in Auburn and the Pistols and Petticoats in Fort Wayne. He also was a member of the Garrett American Legion and the Garrett United Methodist Church. He is survived by his son, Dale Jr. (Debbie) Neukom of Garrett; daughter, Debra (Pat) Casey of Eugene, Ore.; brother, Don Neukom of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were a daughter-in-law, Deborah McCullough Neukom; half-brother, Robert Carnahan; and half-sister, Jody Hulse. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56 Garrett. Burial will follow the funeral service at Christian Union Cemetery in Garrett. Calling will be Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service Monday. Memorials may be made to Garrett United Methodist Church or Church at Garrett. Condolences may be left at thomasfuneralhome.org.

LAGRANGE — Betty Eash, 81, of LaGrange, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange. Burial will be in Ontario Cemetery in rural Howe. Calling will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are to LaGrange County Clothes and Food Basket.

Sharon Hensley ELKHART — Sharon A. Hensley, 66, of Elkhart, died at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Woodland Manor Nursing Home in Elkhart. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola. Memorials are to Harbor Light Hospice, 1608 E. Day Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545. Arrangements are by Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse.

Dolores Jacob ALBION — Dolores V. Jacob, 93, of rural Albion (Bakerstown) died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at 4:50 a.m. at Northridge Village in Albion. She had been in failing health for the last month. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Brazzell Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel. The Rev. Jon Stoltzfus of the Rehobeth Missionary Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 4-6 p.m. and Tuesday noon until the time of service. Memorials are to the Rehobeth Missionary Church or World Vision. To sign an online guest register book or leave the family a message, go to www.brazzellfuneralhome. com

Freeman Lehman SHIPSHEWANA — Freeman M. Lehman, 75, of Shipshewana, died at 11:19 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Levi Lee Beachy residence, 2685 S. 1000 W. Shipshewana. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery, Shipshewana. Calling will be all day today at the family residence, 2870 S. 1000 W. Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements.

Alexander Noah CHURUBUSCO — Alexander Arthur “Alex” Noah, 24, formerly of Churubusco, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Calling will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home or one hour prior to the service. Memorials are to Lighthouse Transitional Shelter or Whitley County Literacy Council.

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We will enter 2014 with two big ‘unresolveds’ We live with artificial boundaries in space and time. The Danube pays no mind to borders; it runs through 10 countries, while the Amazon runs through six and the Nile through five. The 20th century arguably didn’t begin until 1914 and plausibly can be thought of having ended in 1989. Then again, the 19th century probably began shortly before noon on July 14, 1789, and ended shortly before 11 a.m. on July 28, 1914, while the 16th century may have lasted from 1450 to 1640. Which is why it’s possible to argue that 2013 won’t end next week. It’s almost certainly going to extend into January and beyond if you stretch the definition of a year from a line of 365 days (or, every four years, 366) into an arc of events. The struggles set in motion in this year will not be resolved by New Year’s Eve, and the questions prompted throughout this year will not be answered by the time the Duke-Texas A&M game in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome is completed that night. They’ll press on, through the national college football championship game a week later — and beyond. There are two predominant reasons. This is the first year of a two-year Congress and DAVID M. many of the pieces of legislation begun this year will, as a matter of course that has SHRIBMAN happened 112 times in the past, slop over to the new year. This is thoroughly unremarkable. So, too, is the notion that larger movements in politics — the slide to the right of the Republicans and to the left of the Democrats, for example, and the tug-of-war between those who want to expand government and those who want to constrain it — do not respect the changing of the calendar. They are the mainstreams of We have had these history and they flow on. This year’s budget debates before. This negotiations and the series very conversation raged of short-term agreements underlined both the tensions near the start of the in our current politics and the limits of our political system. last century, and the On the surface these discusProgressives won … It sions were about this program and that, about this tax and raged during the Jimmy that entitlement, and also about Carter administration, the level of military spending. These issues come and go and the Reaganites won. (though the tax and entitlement questions will come and go with increasing frequency as the decade wears on and demographic factors bear down), but they are proxies for a far bigger issue. They are part of a classic confrontation between those who have an expansive view of the virtue and value of state spending and those who believe a vigorous, activist state is an intrusion on the natural order and a departure from our national character. We have had these debates before. This very conversation raged near the start of the last century, and the Progressives won. It raged after the onset of the Great Depression, and the New Dealers won. It raged after the end of the Eisenhower years, and the New Frontier-Great Society visionaries and dreamers won. It raged again during the Jimmy Carter administration, and the Reaganites won. These acolytes of Ronald Reagan held sway for about a generation, for in another example of how events conspire to defy the usual borders, it is quite possible to argue that Reaganite views controlled Washington, even the Carter White House, in the last two years of the Georgian’s presidency, seeped into the Bill Clinton years and prevailed through the first six years of the George W. Bush years. Then the Reagan impulse petered out. The last years of the Bush 43 administration bore a great resemblance, if not precisely in the level of spending and in the size of the deficit then surely in the philosophy of governance, to the early years of the Obama administration. A quarter century from now you will see that historians will agree with me. There are other great unresolveds. One is the definition of our parties, both philosophically and geographically. The Democratic Solid South has been replaced by a Republican version, and the parties no longer have conservative and liberal wings. We now have a liberal party and a conservative party. The question remains whether a system so constituted — but surely not so designed — can long endure. Another of the great unresolveds is whether health care is a national right to be enforced by Washington, much the way free access to the ballot box and equal protection of the laws — the one unresolved a half century ago, the other a century and a half ago — are now beyond debate. One side believes fervently that it is, and that the march of history will lead us to a national concurrence, the way Medicare went from controversial to consensual. The other believes just as fervently that Obamacare is a dangerous departure from the American system, a restriction of freedom at odds with our history. These two vantage points seem incompatible, but then again so did the two titanic forces — the Roosevelt insistence that the New Deal was an inevitable extension of historical forces and the conservative argument that it threatened the American character — that went to battle during the Great Depression. It is interesting to note that as early as May 7, 1933, well before the end of his first Hundred Days, FDR was arguing that the country was facing a crisis that required a practical rather than a philosophical response. “That situation in that crisis did not call for any complicated consideration of economic panaceas or fancy plans,” he said in his second Fireside Chat. “We were faced by a condition and not a theory.” The greatest unresolved of them all: Is our situation at the end of 2013 the result of a condition or a theory? On that rests everything else.

DAVID M. SHRIBMAN is the executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. His email is dshribman@post-gazette.com.

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Child’s promise is heartwarming Karen’s niece, Angie, overheard her husband, Dave, talking to their son, Blake, 2, “You know, one of these days I won’t be able to carry you anymore, Blakie … you’ll be too big!” Blake replied: “I carry you den, Dah-dee.” “Especially heartwarming is her note,” Karen wrote. “Be still my heart.” — Karen Noll of Auburn Here is another story from Karen. Their grandson, who is in preschool, came home and told his mother in a frustrated tone, “Well, I didn’t get to eat lunch today.” His mother asked why and he promptly replied, “They served girl cheese sandwiches, and I couldn’t eat them.” She explained to him that they were “grilled cheese and not girl cheese!”

Fran’s grandson, Zach, who is now in his 20s, was with her at the grocery store one day long ago. They bought a scratch-off lottery ticket because he thought they were fun. Fran told him if they won, they would all go to Disney World. His eyes brightened up, so Fran told him that they had about as much of a chance of winning as they did getting hit by lightning. She didn’t want him to get too excited. When they got home, Zach ran in the house and told everyone that, “Gam is going to win the lottery, but first she has to GRACE get struck by lightning!”

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When Fran’s children, who are now both in their early 50s, were youngsters, they would enjoy about a week every summer in Detroit going to baseball games while the Yankees were playing there. (Bill and Jeff were Yankee fans; Kim and Fran were Tiger fans.) One night after a game, they stopped on the way back to the motel for doughnuts and milk. Jeff, who loved milk, ordered juice instead. Afterward Fran asked him why did didn’t want milk, and he told her that he didn’t know where they got their milk around there. He hadn’t seen a cow for a hundred miles!

Dawn teaches the cubbies (ages 3 to 4) in her church’s AWANA group. When they go downstairs for play time, they always tell the cubbies to be extra quiet when they walk pass the T and T’s because they are studying hard. One day of Dawn’s students said, “Ms. Dawn, don’t forget we have to be quiet when we walk past the volunteers!”— Dawn Keen of New Mexico

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What Others Say • Riley made healthy decision on fast food Let’s add together a few facts to understand why administrators at IU Health’s Riley Hospital for Children decided this week to sever their longtime relationship with McDonald’s. Fact No. 1: Indiana has some of the worst rates in the nation for adult and child obesity. Fact No. 2: Hospitals have an obligation to promote healthy lifestyles, including good nutrition. Fact No. 3: Much of McDonald’s food, although admittedly popular, is loaded with calories, fat, cholesterol and salt. Given that reality, it’s perfectly understandable why IU Health decided to close the fast-food giant’s outlet inside Riley. A similar set of facts has prompted the same decision by many other hospitals around the nation. Still, some parents have objected to the decision, arguing that the McDonald’s at Riley has provided a welcome respite for exhausted adults and their frightened children. The parents and patients certainly deserve to be heard. But healthy food, planned for the menu of a new cafe that will open at Riley early next year, need not be bland and boring. Or, as a Riley administrator noted, the cafe will serve more than broccoli and Brussels sprouts. The cafe can serve the same purpose — a place to rest, refuel and relax— as the McDonalds, but without the baggage of deep fryers and soda

machines. What about providing a desperately sick child with the occasional treat? Families still can bring food into the hospital to comfort a patient with a cheeseburger or chicken nuggets. But Riley will provide healthier alternatives for patients and visitors without sending a mixed message about good nutrition. Of all the places in our community where healthy lifestyles should be promoted, one of the nation’s great hospitals for children ought to be a leader. Riley’s administrators took the lead this week and made the right call. The Indianapolis Star

Balancing security, privacy A tough and thorough report by an independent panel of experts last week should be all the justification that President Obama needs to make critical changes in the National Security Agency’s spy programs to protect Americans’ privacy without undermining national security. Until now, President Obama has tried to deflect criticism of the NSA secret surveillance projects that a federal judge last week labeled “nearly Orwellian.” The president has offered soothing assurances that he understands why the public is worried, but he has never committed to undertake the changes necessary to ensure a minimum level of privacy. It’s time to stop talking and start acting. The report by a five-member panel

of intelligence and legal experts appointed by the president himself stopped short of recommending the dismantling of NSA programs designed to prevent acts of terrorism. Nor should they have. The threat of terrorism on American soil remains very real. But does that mean that the public has to surrender a reasonable expectation of privacy in communications, either by phone or in cyberspace? The NSA’s excesses, responding to orders from two administrations and from Congress, went far beyond what is necessary to maintain a proper balance between security and the right to be free of a smothering level of surveillance. Among the most important is the recommendation that the data gleaned from systematically collecting the logs of every American’s phone calls — so-called metadata — should be held in private hands (phone companies or some sort of private consortium) and not by the government itself. The NSA would have to get a judge’s order to perform “link analysis” on any stored record. The president is expected to announce next month what he intends do about the secrecy programs. He should embrace those changes that provide greater accountability and enhance the civil liberties of Americans. If there are recommendations he cannot accept, he must make a persuasive case to the public as to why. Miami Herald


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LAKE JAMES — Pokagon State Park’s Nature Center will host the 114th annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday. Teams will disperse around 7:45 a.m. in a 10-mile radius of the nature center to count and document bird species. Birding will go on throughout the day. Those wishing to go on a shorter jaunt may join interpreter Fred Wooley for a hike from the Potawatomi Inn. Those watching their feeders at home can call in the birds they see to the nature center, 833-3506. On Sunday, John Schaust of Wild Birds Unlimited will do a bird banding demostration, 1-4 p.m. Birds are caught in a net and then banded for tracking and study by conservationists.

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Council schedules January activities ANGOLA — The Steuben County Council on Aging, located on the bottom floor of the Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., will have activities througout January. The COA and STAR transportation offices will be closed on New Year’s Day. The COA office will also be closed on Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but STAR will be offered. There will be no potluck in January. Meals are served at the

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(PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 12:15, 12:35, 3, 3:20, 5:45, 6:05, 8:30 and 9. THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (PG) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 12:15, 3, 5:45 and 8:30. SAVING MR. BANKS (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at noon, 1, 3, 5:30, 6, 8:30 and 9. ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 12 noon, 2:30, 3, 5:30, 6, 8:30 and 9. AMERICAN HUSTLE (R) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 12 noon, 3, 5:55 and 8:50. THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 2 and 6. FROZEN (PG) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 12 noon,

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Garrett WALKING WITH DINOSAURS (PG) — Silver Screen. Fri. at 7, Sat. and Sun. at 2 and 7, Mon.-Thurs. at 7.

Goshen 47 RONIN (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 3:10 and 6:05. 47 RONIN 3D (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 12:15 and 9. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS (PG) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 2:45 and 5:10. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D (PG) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 12:20 and 7:35. GRUDGE MATCH

2:30, 5 and 7:40. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 1:30, 5 and 8:30.

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Weekend Whereabouts • meat can be placed for the carnivores, wrapping up new toys and treats for the primates, hand-crafting treats for the birds, and more! 1 p.m. 636-7383. December 28 Community Christmas Greetings. Bixler Lake Park, P.O. Box 516, Kendallville. Free drive-through display

Holiday Events Animal Enrichment Day. Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 N., Albion. Celebrate the season by enriching the animals at Black Pine. Keepers and volunteers will be preparing for weeks ahead of this annual afternoon of fun, making pinatas in which

and Sat. at 12:30, 1, 3:20, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:20, 10 and 11, Sun.-Tues. 12:30, 1, 3:20, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:20 and 10; Coldwater Crossing. Today-Tues. at 11:50 a.m., 1:50, 2:30, 4:30, 5:10, 7:10, 7:50, 9:50 and 10:30; Northwood Cinema Grill. Today at 12:45, 4:15 and 7:15, Sat. at 12:45, 4:15 and 7:15, Sun. at 12:45, 4:15 and 7, Mon. and Tues. at 12:45, 4:15 and 7. FROZEN (PG) — Carmike. Today-Tues. at 1, 4, 7 and 9:35; Coldwater Crossing. Today-Tues. at 12:50, 3:340 and 6:25. FROZEN 3D (PG) — Carmike. Today-Tues. at 1:20 and 4:20. GRUDGE MATCH (PG-13) — Carmike. Today and Sat. at 12, 1:40, 2:40, 4:25, 5:30, 7:05, 8:15, 9:50 and 11, Sun.-Tues. at 12, 1:40, 2:40, 4:25, 5:30, 7:05, 8:15 and 9:50; Coldwater Crossing. Today-Tues. at 1:45, 4:25, 7:15 and 9:55; Northwood Cinema Grill.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A month after President Barack Obama announced people could keep insurance policies slated for cancellation under the federal health overhaul, the reversal has gotten a mixed response from insurers, state regulators and consumers. Many consumers complained in October and November after insurers notified them that their individual policies were being canceled because they did not cover pre-existing conditions, hospitalization, prescription drugs or seven other basic benefits required under the law. In pitching the overhaul, Obama had long promised that people who liked their policies could keep them. Then Obama announced Nov. 14 that companies could continue existing policies that don’t meet the minimum requirements if state regulators approved.

Reporting by The Associated Press shows that older policies are being allowed to continue in 36 states, either because officials allowed it after Obama’s announcement, decided not to intervene in any way or had made a decision earlier in the year to extend non-compliant policies for a period of time. Even so, insurers were given a choice of whether to continue the policies, and some declined to do so. In Kentucky, insurers Humana, United Healthcare and Assurant chose to extend old policies while Anthem and Bluegrass Family Health opted against it. Seven companies in South Carolina are extending individual plans the federal law considers substandard, while six companies are extending plans in the small group market. Twenty are not participating.

7 inches of snow is forecast, worrying utilities that the additional weight on branches and transmission lines could cause setbacks in the around-the-clock efforts to restore power.

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Ice from Monday’s storm still clings to branches as Ken Finnegan loads his truck with firewood Thursday in Litchfield, Maine. Many people in the town have been without power for four days. Up to

In North Carolina, only Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which controls about 80 percent of the state’s market for individual and small-business policies, offered to renew plans covering 474,000 people that had been slated for cancellation. North Carolina’s insurance commissioner allowed the company to raise premiums by between 16 percent and 24 percent. Prices on non-compliant policies are rising in other states, as well. Anthem Blue Cross in Maine plans to raise premiums by an average of 12 percent on its no-longer-canceled policies. The Blue Cross provider in neighboring New Hampshire expects an average 7 percent increase, an amount that is in line with previous years’ premium increases. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois said it would seek undefined price changes.

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Snow fell Thursday in places still hustling to get power back on after a weekend ice storm that turned out the lights from Michigan to Maine and into Canada. Eastern Maine and parts of the state’s interior that have been without electricity since Sunday anticipated 3 to 7 inches of snow by the time the latest system pushed off the coast Thursday night. Utilities worried that the additional weight on branches and transmission lines could cause setbacks in the around-the-clock efforts to restore power. “We don’t think it’s going to help us much, that’s for sure,” said Susan Faloon, a spokeswoman for Bangor Hydro Electric in Maine. “There was some concern expressed over the last couple of days about that storm coming because obviously we still have lot of stuff weighing down trees and lines. “The system is pretty compromised out there,” she

said. “We expect we will have more outages.” In Michigan, where about half a million homes and businesses lost power at the peak of the weekend storm, an inch or so of snow was expected. Utilities there reported 101,000 customers without power Thursday morning and said it could be Saturday before all electricity is restored. Tony Carone lost power in his Lapeer, Mich., home Sunday morning. The 52-year-old lineman for Detroit-based DTE knew there were long hours ahead. “I was one of the casualties,” he said while taking a break from restoration work Thursday morning. Maine reported more than 21,000 customers still out, down from a high of more than 106,000. There were more than 101,000 without power in three Canadian provinces — Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick — including 54,000 in the city of Toronto. Day five without power was met by tired but mostly

stoic Mainers. Bob and Katrina Johnson spent Christmas Eve at a family member’s house that had no electricity. Christmas morning was at their powerless house in Pittston and that afternoon meant a trip to Katrina’s mother’s house in Gardiner, which also had no electricity. Nonetheless, they exchanged presents and celebrated. By Thursday, the couple had grown weary from hauling a portable generator back and forth between their home and her mother’s home to keep a freezerload of moose meat from spoiling and run the heat long enough to keep pipes from freezing and bursting. “You have to go with the flow and adapt, and do the best you can,” Katrina Johnson said. “You learn how to deal with it. Do you like it? No, but you deal with it.” In hard-hit Kennebec County, where the state capital of Augusta is located, glistening trees sagged under the weight of ice.

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Jona Caldwell joins a long line of job seekers outside the Ferguson Community Center in Cordova, Tenn., recently. The Labor Department reports

the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000 last week, the biggest drop since November 2012.

Jobless claims see big drop WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the biggest drop since November 2012. But economists say the figures from late November and December are warped by seasonal volatility around the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Labor Department reported Thursday that the less-volatile four-week average rose 4,250 to 348,000. Claims had jumped 75,000 over the two weeks that ended Dec. 14 before plunging last week. The Labor Department struggles to account for

seasonal hiring by retailers and other businesses and for temporary layoffs of cafeteria workers and other employees at schools that close for the holidays. Unemployment claims are a proxy for layoffs and the recent declines are consistent with a solid job market. The economy has shown signs of improvement recently, so much so that the Federal Reserve announced Dec. 18 that it would reduce its stimulus spending on bonds by $10 billion — to $75 billion a month. The economy expanded at a 4.1 percent annual pace from July through September, the fastest rate since late 2011 and much greater than previously thought.

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This is one of the hundreds of thousands of cards, letters, banners, stuffed animals, children’s art and other items sent to Newtown, Conn., after the shooting inside Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and

six educators on Dec. 14, 2012. The town decided to keep it all, either in its original form, as an archived photo or as recycled material that officials are calling “sacred soil.”

Russia releases 14 members of Greenpeace crew ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian authorities issued exit visas to 14 of the 30 Greenpeace members on Thursday, a move that will allow them to leave the country and comes after charges were dropped against them over a protest outside an Arctic oil rig. Greenpeace said other foreign members of the crew were expected to get their exit visas on Friday and that the first of the detained activists, Dmitri Litvinov of Sweden, boarded a train heading for Finland late Thursday. The 30 people were arrested in September following a protest outside a Russian oil rig in the Arctic and spent two months in jail before they were granted bail in November.

Hooliganism charges against the crew were later dropped after Russia’s parliament passed an amnesty law that was seen as an attempt by the Kremlin’s to assuage the criticism of Russia’s human rights record before the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. Greenpeace said Anthony Perrett of Britain was the first to get the visa in his passport Thursday. “This was the final step,” Perrett said in a statement released by the group. “I’ll be leaving for home in Wales as soon as possible now, extremely proud of what I did three months ago. We took peaceful action to defend a part of the world that is the heartbeat of our climate.”

Syria allows food into rebel town

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of a blockaded rebel-held town near Damascus raised the flag used by the government of President Bashar Assad in a deal that sees them accept symbolic humiliation in exchange for food, activists said on Thursday. The deal accepted by the town of Moadamiyeh is one of a number of short-lived, local truces reached between opposition-held towns and government forces in recent months, although the terms — which also included the rebels handing over heavy weapons and expelling outsiders — are unusual. Residents described it as a bitter pill to swallow. For nearly a year, the sprawling community west of Damascus was shelled and starved, surrounded by government checkpoints that refused to allow through food, clean water and fuel, pressuring residents to expel anti-Assad rebels among them. At least two women and four children died of hunger-related illnesses by September, said activists. The agreement also demanded rebels hand over their heavy weapons and that only registered residents of Moadamiyeh may remain in the town, in a condition likely to thin rebel ranks. “There’s sadness inside us, but we raised the flag because nobody helped us, nobody extended their hands to us,” said a Moadamiyeh resident who identified only as Ahmad, fearing retribution from Syrian security forces. “We are ready to save the lives of (hungry) children. There’s no bread in Moadamiyeh. For three months, there’s been not even a grain of rice,” he said. The Syrian national flag

of red, black and white stripes with two green stars could be seen from a distance flying over a water tanker, according to footage broadcast on a Lebanonbased news channel. That flag is often associated with the ruling Baath party, and many rebels fighting Assad use a flag with green, white and black stripes and three red stars. Hard-line groups use a range of Islamic banners. Syrian legislator George Nakhleh said that after the rebels hand over their heavy weapons, residents will establish local armed groups whose job will be to protect the town. He said the army will not enter the area but will guard it from outside. “The army will protect Moadamiyeh but inside the town the residents will protect it. They will carry weapons and set up checkpoints to prevent the entrance of strangers who came from around the world to destroy our country,” said Nakhleh in an interview with the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV. He added that state institutions will gradually return to normal work and all gates will be opened in order for food and other stuff to enter the town so that life returns to normal. The rebels have seized a ring of neighborhoods around the capital, a major front in the nearly 3-yearold civil war. Rebels often fire mortars at Damascus neighborhoods from the opposition strongholds, in explosions that have killed Syrian civilians and made life within the crowded capital dangerous and miserable. All of Syria’s warring parties use blockades on civilians affiliated with enemy groups to punish their rivals.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of cards, letters, stuffed animals and children’s artwork from around the world flooded into Newtown in the days and weeks after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The town kept everything. Some of it was preserved in its original form. Other items were documented in photos or turned into recycled material called “sacred soil,” which officials hope can be used in the foundation of a new school or to construct a permanent memorial for the 26 victims of the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting. “Nothing was thrown

into a landfill,” said Yolie Moreno, a resident who headed the archiving effort. “Every single thing was saved: tags from teddy bears, paper snowflakes, everything.” Moreno took charge of the letters, cards and artwork. Tens of thousands were sorted by state and country of origin. A group of volunteers, many of them professional photojournalists, then photographed them to create a digital record. Norwalk-based Xerox Corp. is helping create a website where people will be able to view much of it. The town’s library requested some of it for another website. About 5,000 pieces of correspon-

dence will be stored there in a searchable form, Moreno said. “We read through them and picked out a sampling of the most poignant,” she said “It was important to us that people know that what they sent in was read, was appreciated.” About 30 boxes filled with handmade items also were kept and are in storage at the town municipal center. Officials hope it can be used in a future art installation in town, Moreno said. Many of the items are from children, such as a watercolor with the words “You don’t know how strong you are, until being STRONG is the only option you have.”


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Weekly Hannah contest winners Here are the winners of this past week’s Hannah Holstein Basketball Contest from the KPC Media Group newspapers. From the Herald-Republican, Mike Bechdol of Angola won the latest Hannah & Heavenly Breads & Sweets Basketball Contest in a tiebreaker over Pleasant Lake residents Steve Anstett and Dorothy Anstett. All three picked 17 games right, with Bechdol’s tiebreaker of 90 the closest to Michigan State’s 92 against Texas. Bechdol wins a 1/8 sheet cake from newest contest sponsor Heavenly Breads & Sweets. Darby Boyd of Kendallville made 17 correct picks to win the News Sun portion of the Hannah Holstein Grossman’s Restaurant Contest. Boyd called all 11 prep games correctly. From The Star, Jr. Wood of Garrett picked 18 winners to win a $25 gift certificate from MJS Apparel in Garrett. He was two games better than runner-up Bob Zymslony of Garrett. Scores Norwell 62, DeKalb 50 Columbia City 61, East Noble 51 Lakewood Park 62, Fremont 61 Westview 54, Angola 49 Eastside 57, Lakeland 44 West Noble 79, Central Noble 50 Fairfield 52, Hamilton 32 Garrett 91, Leo 82, OT Prairie Heights 65, Churubusco 55 Bishop Dwenger 48, DeKalb 38 Concordia 66, Lakewood Park 42 Indiana 79, Nicholls State 66 Wabash 67, Trine 65, OT IPFW 86, Eastern Illinois 65 Southern Illinois 66, Ball State 58 Michigan State 92, Texas 78 Ohio State 64, Notre Dame 61 Michigan 68, Stanford 65 Purdue 73, West Virginia 70 Indiana 90, Kennesaw State 66 KPC Standings

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TODAY 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, Garrett at Mishawaka Al Smith Invitational, 10 a.m.

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Colts finding ways to win INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts keep giving mixed signals. They are beating some of the best teams in the NFL, knocking off four of the league’s six clubs with four or fewer losses — two of them on the road. Yet Indy is ranked in the bottom half of the league in five of the six major offensive and defensive categories. So how good is this Indianapolis team? “I think that remains to be seen,” tight end Coby Fleener said. The Colts (10-5) host Jacksonville (4-11) on Sunday to wrap up the regular season. Then come the playoffs and a test of Indianapolis’ prowess. The Colts went to San Francisco and beat the 49ers in Week 3 and two weeks later handed Seattle its first loss. The Colts also gave Denver its first defeat in Peyton Manning’s hyped-up return to Indianapolis. “We play pretty much all of the elite teams,” T.Y. Hilton said. “We pretty much showcase what we have. When the playoffs start, everybody has a clean slate, 0-0, and it goes by who’s the better team that day.”

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Indy came out of its bye week with inconsistent play. The Colts went to Houston, fell behind big, and came back late to beat the Texans. Then they got embarrassed in a 38-8 loss at home to St. Louis before they slipped past Tennessee on the road, 30-27, and lost big in Arizona, 40-11. Still, the Colts haven’t lost consecutive games since Andrew

Luck was drafted. And last week’s 23-7 victory at Kansas City gave Indy its first back-to-back wins since the Colts beat the Broncos and Texans. Maybe they’ve figured it out now. “We were just having problems starting fast back then,” Hilton said. “Team started jumping on us, and we dug ourselves too deep of a hole

to come back. Right now we’re playing good in all three phases and we’re only going to get better.” The Colts rank 19th in the league in yards allowed per game and No. 24 in yards per play. But coach Chuck Pagano says this is the type of defense that could lead Indianapolis to a championship. “Playing with a ton of confidence right now,” he said. “They’re having fun. There’s certain plays that are being made out there that are sparking this defense and this team.” The Colts may not be putting up many yards a game — they’re No. 17 with 339.3 — and they may have struggled converting on third down (22 percent), but something seems to be working lately. “It’s hard to put a finger on it specifically what’s changed,” Griff Whalen said. “I’m not sure what that would be. But just kind of offensively, I feel like cohesively we’re getting better just at executing our plays, kind of simplifying our game plan, running plays that we know. And that allows everybody to individually know what they need to do and execute it on the field and feel more comfortable with it.”

Spotlight burns on Cutler Rodgers LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — There will be no shortage of eyes on Jay Cutler this week, even with Aaron Rodgers returning to the field. The season comes down to a playoffs-or-bust finale for the NFC North title when the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers meet at Soldier Field on Sunday, and the quarterbacks will be in the spotlight. Rodgers will be behind center for the Packers for the first time since he injured his collarbone in a loss to Chicago on Nov. 4. Cutler will get his share of attention, too. Cutler has an expiring contract, a bad history against Green Bay and at least a few fans in Chicago who would just as soon see Josh McCown starting. Cutler insisted he’s not looking for vindication. “This isn’t a personal game for anybody in that locker room,” he said. “It’s all of us together.” Maybe. But no matter how much Cutler tries to make it about the team, to a large degree this one is still about him. Even as his fifth season in Chicago winds down, big questions remain about his demeanor, his leadership and his ability to perform in big situations. The fact that his contract is up just adds another wrinkle to the story. General manager Phil Emery has expressed his support for Cutler, but exactly how the negotiations play out remains to be seen. Emery has said he would prefer to work out a multiyear deal rather than have Cutler play under the franchise tag next season,

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title. With no advance warning and little fanfare, the franchise quarterback received the long-awaited good news at the same time as the rest of his teammates Thursday. AP “This is a fun day for me, but I Chicago Bears’ Jay Cutler, left, walks the sidelines with head coach think the focus needs to be on this Marc Trestman during the second half of an NFL football game game and the opportunity we have against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday. to win the division,” Rodgers said. Soon enough. But the spotlight won at Lambeau Field this year, it assuming they retain him. for now is squarely on the return of was with McCown filling in. But could a bad game by the one of the NFL’s most irreplaceCutler sat out that game with quarterback this week affect his able players. value? And if he leads the Bears to a groin injury and suffered a high Green Bay (7-7-1) is 2-5-1 since a victory, same question. For now, ankle sprain against Detroit the Rodgers went down during the first following week, forcing him to Cutler’s future is a bit murky. series of a 27-20 loss Nov. 4 to miss four more games. “I haven’t really thought about Chicago. The Packers have managed When he returned at Cleveland to hang on, with a shot to win a third it,” Cutler said. “Not going to think on Dec. 15, he shook off some about it. I’ve got enough on my straight division title with a victory early rust to lead the Bears to plate thinking about Green Bay.” Sunday at Soldier Field. a 38-31 victory. But he got And if that conjures up a few “I’ll start with the announcesacked five times last week while bad memories for him, it easy to ment that we’re preparing for the the defense got rolled over by see why. Chicago Bears with Aaron Rodgers Cutler is 1-8 against the Packers, Philadelphia in a 54-11 loss that as our starting quarterback,” coach prevented Chicago from locking including a loss with Denver in Mike McCarthy told reporters up the division. 2007 and in the NFC title game Thursday after practice. Now, it comes down to one at Soldier Field three years ago. Win and Green Bay returns He has 17 interceptions, nine final game and one big moment for to Lambeau Field the following Cutler against a team that’s given touchdowns and a 59.9 rating in weekend to host a wild-card team him fits. those games, and when the Bears in the first round of the playoffs.

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TODAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL Military Bowl, Marshall vs. Maryland, at Annapolis, Md., ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Texas Bowl, Syracuse vs. Minnesota, at Houston, ESPN, 6 p.m. Fight Hunger Bowl, BYU vs. Washington, at San Francisco, ESPN, 9:30 p.m. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Lafayette at Seton Hall, FS1, 8 p.m.

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KPC Media Group All-Area Football Team The KPC Media Group All-Area Football Team will be featured in Sunday’s edition. Front row, from left: Dylan Belcher of Angola; Zach Shepard and Dylan Stayner of Prairie Heights; Brock Baker and Nate Beatty of Fremont, Kadis Renier and P.J. Dean of Eastside and Steve Stonebraker of Central Noble. Middle row: Evan Garretson, Wyatt Petty, Marco Olivares and William Kelly of Lakeland; Carlos Medina

of West Noble; and Bo Davis and Noah Follett of Garrett. Back row: Player of the Year Brandon Mable, Sid Napier, Grey Fox, Reece Hobson, Nathan Wible, Connor Holcomb, Keaton Osborn, Walker Boyles, Jacob Peterson, Dylan Jordan of and Coach of the Year Luke Amstutz of East Noble. Not pictured is Austin Bauer of Angola.


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Cherish the holiday break I hope everybody’s Christmas was wonderful and full of blessings, even for the alleged KPC Media sports know-it-alls. Soccer was the gift that kept on giving for the new guy Phil Friend. Racing is the gift that kept on giving for James Fisher. Hope that young man can find a little time for Tony Stewart and the Rumble in Fort Wayne this weekend. As for Ken Fillmore, I can only think of a hug. The Tigers can’t get to the World Series. The Lions are not going to the playoffs after their late-season collapse. Red Wings keep losing shootout after shootout. The Pistons tease him so by beating the Heat and the Pacers only to lose to the Kobe-less Lakers twice and the Bobcats. The football team at his alma mater Central Michigan won six games and still was not invited to play in a bowl game. I just wish for fellowship during the holidays. It’s

so easy to get caught up in ourselves and our busy lifestyles. Something out there speeds us up like a pressing defensive basketball team. It’s good to take a break occasionally. Cherish the time off PICKIN’ with family THE PREPS and friends and make it the latest best holiday Hannah Holstein season ever. They have a way of trumping each other. But there is a little bit of that regular madness going on in local sports, and it is pretty much in a nice small 2-day package. Plenty of basketball and wrestling on the docket. Some matchups are rivalries. Some come in the form of holiday tournaments. A couple events are makeups from

Friend’s Fillmore’s Fisher’s Follies Fumbles Flops 1. DeKalb 1. Blackhawk 1. DeKalb 2. Angola 2. Angola 2. Leo 3. Homestead 3. Homestead 3. Homestead 4. Ham. SE 4. Ham. SE 4. Ham. SE 5. Eastside 5. Eastside 5. PH 6. Marion 6. Marion 6. Marion 7. Dexter 7. Dexter 7. Dexter 8. Westview 8. Westview 8. Westview 9. Jimtown 9. Jimtown 9. Jimtown 10. OSU 10. OSU 10. OSU 11. Michigan 11. Michigan 11. Michigan 12. MSU 12. MSU 12. MSU 13. Wisc. 13. Wisc. 13. Wisc. 14. Illinois 14. Illinois 14. Illinois 15. IPFW 15. EKU 15. IPFW 16. ND 16. ND 16. ND 17. Valpo 17. Valpo 17. Valpo 18. JMU 18. Ball State 18. JMU 19. Pacers 19. Pacers 19. Pacers 20. Mavericks 20. Mavericks 20. Bulls

the snowstorm a couple of weeks back. All in all, there will be a lot of exposure to great competition that will make area teams better. That all makes for a lot of intrigue. Enjoy the games and happy new year! 1. DeKalb over Blackhawk. Barons roll. 2. Leo over Angola. Could go down to the wire 3. Homestead over East Noble. Tough sledding for Knights. 4. Hamilton Southeastern over DeKalb. Barons face big challenge in this one.

5. Prairie Heights over Eastside. By the whiskers on Santa’s chin. 6. Marion over East Noble. Tough home schedule. 7. Fremont over Dexter, Mich. Eagles prevail. 8. Westview over Lakeland. LaGrange County showdown does to Warriors. 9. Jimtown over Central Noble. Jimmies play a tough schedule. 10. Ohio State over Louisiana-Monroe. 11. Michigan over Holy Cross. 12. Michigan State over New Orleans. 13. Wisconsin over Prairie View A&M. 14. Illinois over Illinois-Chicago. 15. IPFW over Eastern Kentucky. 16. Notre Dame over Canisius. 17. Valparaiso over Eastern Tennessee State. 18. James Madison over Ball State 19. Pacers over Nets. 20. Bulls over Mavericks.

Kelly, Notre Dame prepare with interim coordinators NEW YORK (AP) — The goal for Mike Denbrock and Kerry Cooks as interim coordinators for No. 25 Notre Dame was to make the Fighting Irish players feel as if nothing had changed as they prepared for the Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers. Denbrock was elevated by coach Brian Kelly to interim offensive coordinator when Chuck Martin left Notre Dame to become the head coach at Miami, Ohio, earlier this month. Cooks went from co-defensive coordinator to the top guy on that side of the ball when Bob Diaco left to take over at Connecticut. Denbrock said Thursday during Pinstripe Bowl media day at Yankee Stadium that his job was to stay focused on the short-term. “I didn’t ever think of it in terms of beyond getting ready for this football game and doing whatever needed to be done to make sure the players had the best opportunity they could have for success,” he said. The Fighting Irish went 8-4 the season after playing in the BCS national championship game, including victories against No. 16 Arizona State and No. 4 Michigan State. The biggest change the past few weeks for Denbrock, who was outside receivers coach and passing game coordinator, was

having the final say in the plan the offensive staff presented to Kelly. “I took one step to the left or to the right or whichever direction you’d call it,” he said. “The offensive staff has been unbelievable … It’s as good a job of coaching and getting these guys ready to play in football game as any I’ve been around.” Denbrock worked at Grand Valley State under Kelly and has been at Notre Dame since 2010. “The weeks of preparation have been great,” quarterback Tommy Rees said. “Smoother than you probably anticipate when you lose your coordinator, but coach Kelly has a ton of experience and coach Denbrock has a ton of experience so it’s been a pretty smooth transition.” Cooks said the only change on the defensive side was a slight shift in approach that was more in line with his personality. “Just a little bit more of, not relaxation, but of allowing those guys to be themselves, and not putting them in such tight quarters,” he said. “That’s a little bit of a change.” Rutgers has also prepared for the Pinstripe Bowl while dealing with staff turnover, but for different reasons. Coach Kyle Flood fired defensive coordinator Dave Cohen and two other

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offensive assistants after finishing 6-6. Special teams coordinator Joe Rossi has been coaching the defense. “Coaching defense is like riding a bike,” said Rossi, who has also worked with the Scarlet Knights’ safeties. “You just get on it and go.” Notre Dame’s offense is essentially Kelly’s and he hired Martin, who also worked with him at Grand Valley, because he wanted someone he could trust to be an extension of himself. Denbrock goes way back with Kelly — they were graduate assistants together at Grand Valley State in

1987 and was his offensive coordinator at the Division II powerhouse for four years. Denbrock seems like a good fit to fill Martin’s role permanently. Denbrock’s message to the players about dealing with the departures of Martin and Diaco has been the same as Kelly’s “Change is difficult at times but we’ve got other people in place that are going to step into roles and make things as ordinary, if you will, as possible so there’s not a lot of change on your end of things,” he said.

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EN still on top of bowling standings ANGOLA — The East Noble girls stayed undefeated in the Northeast Indiana High School Bowling Conference by beating Garrett 16-4 in match points at the Angola Bowl. Melinda Smith lead East Noble with a 372 series while Natalie Johnston had 356 series for Garrett. DeKalb beat Eastside 16-4 in match points, led by Makayla Lilly with a 382 series. Briana Marques posted a 421 series for Eastside. The East Noble girls lead the conference at 8-0 with DeKalb in second at 6-2. In boys competition, Lakeland beat Cornerstone 18-2 in match points. Lakeland was led by

a 364 series while Trevor Bonar had a 327 series for Cornerstone. Central Noble beat East Noble 17-3 in match points. Emily Maneke led Central Noble with a 331 series and Caleb Henschen led East Noble with a 364. Because of illness, East Noble could only field four bowlers. Eastside beat Garrett 15.5-3.5 in match points. Matt David had a 401 series for Eastside while Dayton Sweet posted a 395 series for Garrett. Angola defeated DeKalb 16-4 in match points. Zach Wall rolled a 471 series for Angola and Dallas Bumgardner had a 489 series for DeKalb. Eastside and Angola lead the boys conference standings with 7-1 records. The next conference match is Jan. 6 at Butler.

MSU LB Bullough out for Rose Bowl EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has suspended senior linebacker Max Bullough for violating team rules, making him ineligible to play in the Rose Bowl. In a news release sent early Thursday, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said Bullough had been suspended for the rest of the season. He did not say what rules the two-time team captain violated. “It is extremely disappointing for all parties involved,” Dantonio said. The No. 4 Spartans will play No. 5 Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif. It is Michigan State’s seventh straight bowl game and first appearance in the Rose Bowl in 26 seasons. Bullough, from Traverse City, had 76 tackles and 9.5 tackles for loss this season, earning him third-team All-America honors and first-team All-Big Ten honors. He has 299 career tackles and made 40 consecutive starts. Authorities in the

Traverse City area had no reports of legal issues involving Bullough, the Traverse City RecordEagle said. The Associated Press left phone and email messages for police and prosecutors Thursday night. In 2011, Bullough and then-senior tight end Brian Linthicum were arrested after a disturbance at a bar in Aspen, Colo. Bullough, then 19, was charged with a being a minor in possession of alcohol and got nine months’ probation, the Detroit Free Press reported. Playing for Michigan State has been a family affair. Max Bullough’s grandfather, Hank Bullough, played for Michigan State in the early 1950s, and his father Shane followed in the mid-1980s. Two of Max Bullough’s uncles were Spartans and his younger brother Riley is a redshirt freshman. “Max will forever remain a Spartan and valued member in this team’s achievements,” Dantonio said in the statement.

Hawks top Cavs CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points, including a 20-foot jumper at the buzzer in the second overtime, to give the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. Teague’s fall-away jumper over Tristan Thompson bounced off the rim five times before falling through the net to give Atlanta the victory. Teague fell to the floor after

shooting the ball and was mobbed by his teammates. Teague’s 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left tied the game at 108-all in the first overtime. Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 40 points, including 12 in the second OT. Hawks center Al Horford, who scored two baskets late in regulation to tie the game, suffered an apparent shoulder injury in the first OT and didn’t return.

Conner leads Pitt over BG Gardner out for Wolverines

DETROIT (AP) — James Conner rushed for 229 yards — breaking a Pittsburgh bowl record held by Tony Dorsett — and Chris Blewitt kicked a tiebreaking field goal with 1:17 remaining, lifting the Panthers to a 30-27 win over Bowling Green on Thursday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Conner also played a handful of snaps on the defensive line, and fellow

freshman Tyler Boyd gave Pitt (7-6) a boost with eight catches for 173 yards. Boyd also scored on a punt return in the first half. Bowling Green (10-4) tied it at 17 when BooBoo Gates took the secondhalf kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. Dorsett rushed for 202 yards in Pitt’s win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1977. The school’s

receiving record for a bowl came the next season. In a Gator Bowl win over Clemson, Gordon Jones had 163 yards receiving. Both marks fell Thursday. The 6-foot-2 Conner rushed for 165 yards in the second half, helping Pitt overcome the loss of quarterback Tom Savage, who didn’t play after halftime because of a rib injury.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Morris sat out most of his senior season in high school and spent a good portion of his first in college watching games from the sideline. After two years of mostly idling, the big-armed quarterback will be thrust into a spotlight unlike any he’s seen before: as Michigan’s starter against Kansas State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday. “Just getting back to football after sitting out has been crazy and now to start in a bowl game is pretty amazing,” Morris said Thursday. Morris spent his first season in Ann Arbor as Devin Gardner’s backup, getting mop-up duty in three games. Gardner sustained a turf toe injury in Michigan’s regular-season finale against Ohio State and suffered a setback last week, showing up in the desert wearing a protective boot. Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Gardner would have to practice by Wednesday to play in the

bowl game and wasn’t able to go, opening the door for Morris. “Obviously, we recruited him at Michigan to be the quarterback at Michigan,” Hoke said. “This is a great opportunity. We have a lot of faith in how he goes about his business getting ready to play.” As a senior at De La Salle High School in Warren, Mich., Morris was limited to four games after a bout of mononucleosis sent him to the hospital for a week. Despite his limited action as a senior, Morris was considered one of the nation’s best pro-style quarterbacks and drew interest from some of the top programs around the country. There was little doubt where he’d go. Morris grew up in Michigan, came from a family of Wolverines fans and has baby pictures of himself in Michigan’s maize and blue. “It’s been my dream since I was a little kid to start as quarterback for the University of Michigan,”

Morris said. “It’s a huge bowl game. I’m excited.” Morris won’t go into the game completely cold. He attempted nine passes during the regular season but was able to learn by watching Gardner, a versatile quarterback who’s thrown for over 4,000 yards and 32 touchdowns in 21 games as a starter the past two seasons. With Gardner ailing, Hoke had Morris work with the first-team offense during the bowl practices, giving him extra preparation time for his first college start. “Everything has been great with him,” Michigan receiver Jeremy Gallon said. “He’s been connecting with the receivers, the running backs, building a stronger chemistry with the O-line. There’s nothing new about him. I feel like he’s been here forever.” With Morris under center, Michigan will have a different look on offense. Gardner was a mobile quarterback who could make things happen with his legs as much as his arm.


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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

Prep Boys Basketball Scores Bismarck-Henning Tournament Pool Play N. Vermillion 60, Champaign Judah Christian, Ill. 52 N. Vermillion 60, Danville Schlarman, Ill. 41 Gibson County Classic Pool Play Castle 80, Wood Memorial 43 Ev. Reitz 89, Gibson Southern 43 Mt. Carmel, Ill. 71, S. Central (Harrison) 54 Princeton 73, Lawrenceville, Ill. 39 Highland Tournament Pool Play Griffith 76, S. Bend Clay 43 Highland 65, Hammond Clark 26

Lloyd Memorial Tournament Boone Co., Ky. 69, S. Dearborn 34 McKee Munk Tournament First Round Crothersville 68, Oldenburg 65 Henryville 42, Madison Shawe 30 Consolation Oldenburg 65, Madison Shawe 52 Championship Crothersville 46, Henryville 32 Summit Conference Tournament First Round Ft. Wayne Dwenger 55, Ft. Wayne Concordia 53 Ft. Wayne North 85, Ft. Wayne Luers 44 Ft. Wayne Snider 88, Ft. Wayne South 50 Ft. Wayne Wayne 55, Ft. Wayne Northrop 47 Vincennes Lincoln Tournament Pool Play Indpls Chatard 63, University 45 Indpls Howe 93, Tecumseh 57 N. Knox 53, Ev. Day 46 Vincennes 67, Vincennes Rivet 52 Wabash Valley Classic First Round Casey-Westfield, Ill. 71, Monrovia 38 Northview 52, Linton 50 Owen Valley 54, W. Vigo 48 Robinson, Ill. 44, Rockville 42 S. Vermillion 43, Riverton Parke 40 Sullivan 74, Turkey Run 25 Terre Haute North 61, Shakamak 44 Terre Haute South 78, Marshall, Ill. 39

Prep Girls Basketball Scores Bismarck-Henning Tournament Pool Play Sidell (Jamaica)-Salt Fork, Ill. 29, N. Vermillion 23 Fairfield Community Tournament Pool Play N. Posey 52, Carmi White County, Ill. 30 Gibson County Classic Pool Play Gibson Southern 69, Ev. Reitz 37 Mt. Carmel, Ill. 75, S. Central (Harrison) 44 Princeton 78, Lawrenceville, Ill. 26 Wood Memorial 57, Linton 15 South Bend Washington Tournament Pool Play Oregon-Davis 61, Penn 52 S. Bend Washington 56, New Prairie 41 Summit Conference Tournament First Round Ft. Wayne Concordia 64, Ft. Wayne Wayne 48 Ft. Wayne Luers 68, Ft. Wayne Dwenger 37 Ft. Wayne Snider 42, Ft. Wayne Northrop 40, OT Ft. Wayne South 57, Ft. Wayne North 37 Whitefield Academy Christmas Classic North Oldham, Ky. 64, Rock Creek Academy 24

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England11 4 0 .733 410 318 Miami 8 7 0 .533 310 315 N.Y. Jets 7 8 0 .467 270 380 Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 319 354 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 361 326 Tennessee 6 9 0 .400 346 371 Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 237 419 Houston 2 13 0 .133 266 412 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Cincinnati 10 5 0 .667 396 288 Baltimore 8 7 0 .533 303 318 Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 359 363 Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 301 386 West 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.

National Hockey League 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. 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. Saturday’s Games Boston at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Detroit at Florida, 7 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

NBA 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 16 13 .552 6½ 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 18 .357 13 Milwaukee 6 22 .214 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 22 7 .759 — Houston 20 11 .645 3 Dallas 16 12 .571 5½ New Orleans 12 14 .462 8½ Memphis 12 16 .429 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 10 .667 — Phoenix 17 10 .630 1½ Golden State 17 13 .567 3 L.A. Lakers 13 16 .448 6½ Sacramento 8 19 .296 10½ Wednesday’s Games Chicago 95, Brooklyn 78 Oklahoma City 123, New York 94 Miami 101, L.A. Lakers 95 Houston 111, San Antonio 98 Golden State 105, L.A. Clippers 103 Thursday’s Games Atlanta 127, Cleveland 125,2OT Houston 100, Memphis 92 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. Saturday’s Games Cleveland at Boston, 1 p.m. Brooklyn at Indiana, 7 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m. New York at Toronto, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 8 p.m. Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Miami at Portland, 10 p.m. Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

ECHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SLPts 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 L OL SLPts GF GA Cincinnati 26 16 8 1 1 34 83 67 Evansville 25 14 7 1 3 32 83 83 Kalamazoo 24 13 9 0 2 28 66 60 F. Wayne 24 10 9 1 4 25 72 80 Toledo 24 8 13 3 0 19 68 89 South Division GP W L OL SLPts GF GA S. Carolina 27 19 5 1 2 41 87 57 Florida 28 18 8 1 1 38101 77 Orlando 27 15 11 0 1 31 72 72 Greenville 27 12 13 1 1 26 64 69 Gwinnett 27 8 17 0 2 18 60 83 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W L OL SLPts 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 L OL SLPts 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. Thursday’s Games Gwinnett 3, South Carolina 2 Reading at Elmira, late Las Vegas at Bakersfield, late 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. Saturday’s Games Elmira at Greenville, 7 p.m. Wheeling at South Carolina, 7 p.m. Florida at Orlando, 7 p.m. Kalamazoo at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Toledo, 7:15 p.m. Fort Wayne at Evansville, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at Utah, 9:05 p.m. Idaho at Las Vegas, 10:05 p.m. San Francisco at Stockton, 10:30 p.m. Ontario at Alaska, 11:15 p.m. Sunday’s Games Elmira at Greenville, 3 p.m. Gwinnett at Fort Wayne, 5:05 p.m. Idaho at Bakersfield, 7 p.m. San Francisco at Stockton, 7 p.m.

College Football Bowl Glance Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), late Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN)

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Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

College Football Summaries PITTSBURGH 30, BOWLING GREEN 27 Pittsburgh 7 10 3 10—30 Bowling Green3 7 10 7—27 First Quarter BG—FG Tate 28, 4:26. Pitt—Conner 15 run (Blewitt kick), :58. Second Quarter Pitt—FG Blewitt 25, 8:29. Pitt—Boyd 54 punt return (Blewitt kick), 6:43. BG—Bayer 29 pass from Johnson (Tate kick), 1:28. Third Quarter BG—Gates 94 kickoff return (Tate kick), 14:49. BG—FG Tate 46, 9:52. Pitt—FG Blewitt 28, 5:59. Fourth Quarter Pitt—Voytik 5 run (Blewitt kick), 9:31. BG—Burbrink 15 pass from Johnson (Tate kick), 4:42. Pitt—FG Blewitt 39, 1:17. A—26,259. Team Statistics Pitt BG First downs 21 18 Rushes-yards 39-255 34-10 Passing 232 279 Comp-Att-Int 13-22-0 21-33-0 Return Yards 69 0 Punts-Avg. 4-41.0 5-54.6 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 4-50 4-36 Time of Possession 28:50 31:10 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Conner 26-229, Voytik 2-24, Parrish 1-2, Bennett 5-2, Savage 4-0, Team 1-(minus 2). Bowling Green, Tra. Greene 18-39, Coppet 5-2, Johnson 11-(minus 31). PASSING—Pittsburgh, Savage 8-13-0124, Voytik 5-9-0-108. Bowling Green, Johnson 20-32-0-272, H.Jackson 1-1-0-7. RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, Boyd 8-173, Holtz 2-21, Garner 1-20, Wuestner 1-13, Bennett 1-5. Bowling Green, Joplin 6-86, H.Jackson 5-78, Bayer 3-57, Burbrink 3-44, Moore 2-12, Tra. Greene 2-10, Johnson 0-(minus 8).

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Winners Dec. 26, 2013—Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 Dec. 26, 2012—Central Michigan 24, Western Kentucky 21 Dec. 27, 2011—Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32 Dec. 26, 2010—Florida International 34, Toledo 32 Dec. 26, 2009—Marshall 21, Ohio 17 Dec. 26, 2008—Florida Atlantic 24, Central Michigan 21 Dec. 26, 2007—Purdue 51, Central Michigan 48 Dec. 26, 2006—Central Michigan 31, Middle Tennessee 14 Dec. 26, 2005—Memphis 38, Akron 31 Dec. 27, 2004—Connecticut 39, Toledo 10 Dec. 26, 2003—Bowling Green 28, Northwestern 24 Dec. 26, 2002—Boston College 51, Toledo 25 Dec. 29, 2001—Toledo 23, Cincinnati 16 Dec. 27, 2000—Marshall 25, Cincinnati 14 Dec. 27, 1999—Marshall 21, Brigham Young 3 Dec. 23, 1998—Marshall 48, Louisville 29 Dec. 26, 1997—Mississippi 34, Marshall 31 Note: Motor City Bowl (1997-2008).

AP Male Athlete of the Year 2013 -- LeBron James, basketball 2012 -- Michael Phelps, swimming 2011 -- Aaron Rodgers, football 2010 -- Drew Brees, football 2009 -- Jimmie Johnson, auto racing 2008 -- Michael Phelps, swimming 2007 -- Tom Brady, football 2006 -- Tiger Woods, golf-x 2005 -- Lance Armstrong, cycling 2004 -- Lance Armstrong, cycling 2003 -- Lance Armstrong, cycling 2002 -- Lance Armstrong, cycling 2001 -- Barry Bonds, baseball 2000 -- Tiger Woods, golf 1999 -- Tiger Woods, golf 1998 -- Mark McGwire, baseball 1997 -- Tiger Woods, golf

1996 -- Michael Johnson, track and field 1995 -- Cal Ripken, baseball 1994 -- George Foreman, boxing 1993 -- Michael Jordan, basketball 1992 -- Michael Jordan, basketball 1991 -- Michael Jordan, basketball 1990 -- Joe Montana, football 1989 -- Joe Montana, football 1988 -- Orel Hershiser, baseball 1987 -- Ben Johnson, track and field 1986 -- Larry Bird, basketball 1985 -- Dwight Gooden, baseball 1984 -- Carl Lewis, track and field 1983 -- Carl Lewis, track and field 1982 -- Wayne Gretzky, hockey 1981 -- John McEnroe, tennis-x 1980 -- U.S. Olympic Hockey Team 1979 -- Willie Stargell, baseball 1978 -- Ron Guidry, baseball 1977 -- Steve Cauthen, horse racing 1976 -- Bruce Jenner, decathlon 1975 -- Fred Lynn, baseball 1974 -- Muhammad Ali, boxing 1973 -- O.J. Simpson, football 1972 -- Mark Spitz, swimming 1971 -- Lee Trevino, golf 1970 -- George Blanda, football 1969 -- Tom Seaver, baseball 1968 -- Denny McLain, baseball 1967 -- Carl Yastrzemski, baseball 1966 -- Frank Robinson, baseball 1965 -- Sandy Koufax, baseball 1964 -- Don Schollander, swimming 1963 -- Sandy Koufax, baseball 1962 -- Maury Wills, baseball 1961 -- Roger Maris, baseball 1960 -- Rafer Johnson, track 1959 -- Ingemar Johansson, boxing 1958 -- Herb Elliott, track 1957 -- Ted Williams, baseball 1956 -- Mickey Mantle, baseball 1955 -- Hopalong Cassady, football 1954 -- Willie Mays, baseball 1953 -- Ben Hogan, golf 1952 -- Bob Mathias, track-football 1951 -- Dick Kazmaier, football 1950 -- Jim Konstanty, baseball 1949 -- Leon Hart, football 1948 -- Lou Boudreau, baseball 1947 -- Johnny Lujack, football 1946 -- Glenn Davis, football 1945 -- Byron Nelson, golf-x 1944 -- Byron Nelson, golf 1943 -- Gunder Haegg, track 1942 -- Frank Sinkwich, football 1941 -- Joe DiMaggio, baseball 1940 -- Tom Harmon, football 1939 -- Nile Kinnick, football 1938 -- Don Budge, tennis 1937 -- Don Budge, tennis 1936 -- Jesse Owens, track-x 1935 -- Joe Louis, boxing 1934 -- Dizzy Dean, baseball 1933 -- Carl Hubbell, baseball 1932 -- Gene Sarazen, golf 1931 -- Pepper Martin, baseball x-both male and female winners were from the same sport

College Basketball Top 25 Schedule 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.

Transactions BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Golden State F Draymond Green $15,000 for failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection during a Dec. 25 game against the Los Angeles Clippers. CHICAGO BULLS — Assigned G Marquis Teague to Iowa (NBADL). DETROIT PISTONS — Assigned G Tony Mitchell and G Peyton Siva to Fort Wayne (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Fined Buffalo WR Roberts Woods $15,000 for punching Miami S Reshad Jones during a Dec. 22 game. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed WR Chris Williams from New Orleans’ practice squad. Waived DT Christian Tupou. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed DL Brian Sanford. Signed WR Conner Vernon to the practice squad. Released RB Jamaine Cook from the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS — Placed TE Dorin Dickerson on injured reserve. Signed TE Matt Veldman from the practice squad. Claimed WR Micheal Spurlock off waivers from Dallas. Signed WR Carlin Isles to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed DT Jeris Pendleton and CB Sheldon Price from the practice squad. Signed C Thomas Austin, DE Jake McDonough and RB Tauren Poole to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released CB Marquice Cole. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Signed RW Oliver Bjorkstrand to a three-year, entry-level contract. WINNIPEG JETS — Recalled D Julian Melchiori from St. John’s (AHL). Placed D Grant Clitsome on the injured reserve list, retroactive to Dec. 17. American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Lake Erie D Mikael Tam one game for a charging incident in a Dec. 20 game at Rochester. HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Signed D Sam Klassen to a professional tryout agreement. MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Recalled G Mathias Niederberger from Ontario (ECHL). Released G Aaron Dell from his professional tryout agreement. ECHL UTAH GRIZZLIES — Announced G Aaron Dell was returned to the team from Manchester (AHL). COLLEGE FLORIDA — Named Kurt Roper offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. MICHIGAN STATE — Suspended senior LB Max Bullough for violating team rules, making him ineligible to play in the Rose Bowl.

NBA Summaries Atlanta 127, Cleveland 125, 2OT ATLANTA (127) Carroll 3-7 1-2 8, Millsap 9-17 0-0 20, Horford 11-17 2-2 25, Teague 14-24 5-7 34, Korver 7-15 2-2 20, Brand 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 3-9 1-2 7, Mack 3-9 3-4 10, Schroder 0-0 0-0 0, Scott 0-2 0-0 0, Ayon 0-1 0-0 0, Antic 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 51-103 14-19 127. CLEVELAND (125) Clark 1-4 0-0 3, Thompson 8-13 6-8 22, Bynum 2-3 0-0 4, Irving 17-33 3-4 40, Miles 4-7 0-0 10, Waiters 9-14 1-2 20, Jack 2-5 5-8 9, Varejao 4-7 0-0 8, Dellavedova 2-6 4-4 9, Bennett 0-1 0-0 0, Zeller 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 49-94 19-26 125. Atlanta 26 24 26 19 13 19--127 Cleveland 27 21 24 23 13 17--125 3-Point Goals--Atlanta 11-34 (Korver 4-12, Millsap 2-4, Horford 1-1, Antic 1-1, Carroll 1-3, Mack 1-3, Teague 1-4, Scott 0-2, Williams 0-4), Cleveland 8-21 (Irving 3-8, Miles 2-3, Clark 1-1, Waiters 1-3, Dellavedova 1-4, Jack 0-1, Varejao 0-1). Fouled Out--None. Rebounds-Atlanta 56 (Millsap 11), Cleveland 53 (Varejao 17). Assists--Atlanta 33 (Teague 14), Cleveland 22 (Irving 9). Total Fouls--Atlanta 24, Cleveland 19. Technicals--Cleveland defensive three second. A--18,682 (20,562).

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SPORTS BRIEFS • James wins Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James of the Miami Heat is The Associated Press’ 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award in its 83-year history. James received 31 of the 96 votes cast in a polling of news organizations. Peyton Manning got 20 votes to finish second; Jimmie Johnson was third with seven. In all, 15 other athletes received at least one vote. James joins Michael Jordan and Larry Bird as NBA players to win the award. Jordan won in 1991, 1992 and 1993. Bird won in 1986. James led the Heat to their second straight NBA championship in 2013, winning his fourth MVP award and second NBA Finals MVP along the way.

Jaguars without pair of defensive starters versus Colts JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without two starters on defense for Sunday’s season finale at Indianapolis. Linebacker Geno Hayes (knee) will miss his second straight game. Cornerback Dwayne Gratz (ankle) will also be out. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says Hayes needs arthroscopic surgery on his knee. That leaves the Jaguars with just one starting linebacker in Paul Pozluszny, after Russell Allen was placed on injured reverse Dec. 18. Gratz was hurt Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Starting left tackle Cameron Bradfield also injured his ankle in that game. But Bradley says he did well in Thursday’s practice, and the coach feels good about Bradfield’s chances of playing Sunday.

Bobby Bowden’s grandson killed in car crash WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden’s grandson was one of two men killed when their car flipped into a small ditch off a central Florida road. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that 23-year-old Taylor Jeffrey Bowden and 25-year-old Rafael Fernandes De Aguiar Valim, who had been driving, both died in the Thursday crash in Winter Haven. Sheriff’s office public information officer Carrie Eleazer confirmed Bowden’s relation to the famous football coach. A third man — 22-year-old Robert Lewis Edwards — was rescued by crews who heard him cry for help. He spent hours in water up to his neck and was being treated for hypothermia. The details of the crash are being investigated, but the sheriff’s office reports that alcohol appears to be a factor.

NBA: Clippers’ Griffin should not have been ejected NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA said Thursday that its referees made a mistake when they ejected Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin in the Clippers’ 105-103 loss at Golden State on Wednesday night. Griffin was ejected for his second technical with 10:43 remaining after scuffling with Andrew Bogut, following Warriors forward Draymond Green to the showers after they got into it at the end of the third. Rod Thorn, the NBA’s president of basketball operations, said: “After a league review of the Clippers-Warriors game, we have come to the conclusion that Blake Griffin should not have been ejected from the game. A common foul should have been called on Griffin for initially attempting to dislodge the Warriors’ Andrew Bogut and a technical foul should have been assessed to Bogut for grabbing Griffin by the shirt and wrestling with him.”

Gamecocks’ Clowney pulled over again for speeding COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been pulled over again for going at least 25 mph over the speed limit. Columbia Police say Clowney was stopped around 10:30 a.m. Thursday going 84 mph in a 55 mph zone on Interstate 26 near Interstate 126, about 5 miles from the Gamecocks’ campus. The traffic stop happened about an hour before the Gamecocks flew to Florida for the Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl against Wisconsin. It’s Clowney’s second ticket in three weeks. On Dec. 7, state troopers say Clowney was going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.

Asomugha plans to retire ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Former All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will retire after 11 years in the NFL. The Raiders said Asomugha will announce his retirement officially at a news conference at team headquarters Friday. Asomugha had his greatest success in the NFL with the Raiders after being drafted in the first round out of California in 2003. He earned three Pro Bowl selections in eight seasons in Oakland and was a first-team All-Pro in 2008 and 2010.


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013

Neighbor concerned man is selling drugs DEAR ABBY: I live in a fairly well-to-do neighborhood on a cul-de-sac. There has been an increase in the traffic on my street, and I suspect it’s because a neighbor’s adult son has been selling drugs. Most of the cars are driven by young people who park for five to 10 minutes at the most, and all of them walk around to the back of the house. Hypodermic needles have been found in the street. Should I talk to the police and risk alienating my neighbors, or should I keep quiet because I have no definite proof? I don’t think the parents would believe me if I told them; they seem to think their child can do no wrong. Also, if I do file a police report and they find out, I’m afraid they will retaliate. Help! — NOT SURE WHAT TO DO

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Healthcare tactics key for GOP hopefuls ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans who want to regain control of the Senate will first have to do battle among themselves in 2014 primary elections, due largely to differences over how to proceed against the law they deride as “Obamacare.” In a number of Senate primary campaigns, conservatives are arguing over the best way to oppose President Barack Obama’s health care law. The outcome of those campaigns could affect the battle over which party controls the Senate. In intraparty skirmishes from Georgia to Nebraska, the GOP’s most strident candidates and activists are insisting on a no-holdsbarred approach. They accuse fellow Republicans — including several incumbent senators — of being too soft in their opposition to the Affordable Care Act and to the president in general. The struggle will help determine just how conservative the Senate Republican caucus will be during Obama’s final two years. And it could influence which party controls the chamber, with Democrats hoping that the most uncompromising Republican standard-bearers will emerge from the primaries and fare as poorly in general elections as their counterparts did in several 2012 Senate races. Republicans need to gain six seats to retake the majority in the Senate. Republican Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia, who

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settle a slate of Senate primaries where conservatives are arguing over the best way to oppose President Barack Obama’s signature law. Kingston, who wants to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss, stepped into the rift recently when he seemed to scold much of his party during an interview on a conservative talk radio show.

Colonel Rob Maness notes that Cassidy, as a state senator and a physician in the state’s public hospital system, pushed health care policies similar to those in the Affordable Care Act. “He has to defend his entire record, regardless of how he’s voted in Washington,” said Maness, a GOP candidate who hopes to unseat Landrieu with tea party support. Midland University President Ben Sasse, one of several Republicans running in Nebraska for retiring Sen.

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Egypt cracking down on Muslim Brotherhood CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s security authorities launched a sweep of arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members on Thursday and warned that holding a leadership post in the group could now be grounds for the death penalty after it was officially declared a terrorist organization, stepping up the government’s confrontation with its top political nemesis. The announcement came as a bomb exploded in a busy intersection in Cairo Thursday morning, hitting a bus and wounding five people. Though small, the blast raised fears that

a campaign of violence by Islamic militants that for months has targeted police and the military could turn to civilians in retaliation for the stepped up crackdown. The terrorist labeling of the Brotherhood — an unprecedented step even during past decades when the group was banned — takes to a new level the government’s moves to crush the group, which rode on elections to dominate Egypt’s politics the past three years until the military removed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July

after massive protests against him. The Brotherhood vowed to “qualitatively” escalate its protests against the new military-backed interim government, whose authority it rejects. The group has struggled to bring numbers into the streets in past months under a crackdown that has already killed hundreds of its members and put thousands more in prison, including Morsi and other top leaders — and there was little sign of any protests on Thursday. The moves — all playing out before the

backdrop of increasing violence by al-Qaida-inspired militants —raise the potential for greater turmoil as the country nears a key Jan. 14-15 referendum on a revised constitution, a milestone in the post-Morsi political transition. The government is pushing for overwhelming passage of the new document, while the Brotherhood vows to stop it with protests. Ahmed Imam, spokesman for the Strong Egypt Party founded by ex-Brotherhood member Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, warned that the terrorism label “leaves the

Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters only one choice, which is violence.” Both sides are showing “a great deal of stupidity,” he said, blaming the Brotherhood for failing to firmly distance itself from militant violence and the government for closing doors to reconciliation. Speaking to military graduates Thursday, military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the man who removed Morsi and is now Egypt’s most powerful figure, vowed the country will “stand steadfast in confronting terrorism.”

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$

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2006 Ford Fusion SE

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12,995

$

$

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$

12,995

23,995

2013 Chrysler 200 Touring

2012 Ford Fusion SE

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$

14,995

14,995

$

2008 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

2011 Ford Fusion SEL

2005 Chevrolet Colorado LS Crew Cab 4x4

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Crew Cab 4x4

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4

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$

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$

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$

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$

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$

$

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2009 Ford Edge Limited

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 ST Crew Cab 4x4

2013 Mazda 6s Grand Touring

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$

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$

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$

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FEATURED SUV OF THE WEEK

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x4

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$

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$

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