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GOOD MORNING Fremont Middle School concerts slated tonight FREMONT — Fremont Middle School’s bands and choirs will perform concerts tonight in the Fremont High School auditorium, 701 W. Toledo St. Band students will perform at 6 p.m. and choir at 7 p.m. Both concerts are free.

Grant effort gets public push BY JENNIFER DECKER

ANGOLA — The city has started a letter-writing campaign to support a federal grant application toward a public restroom project and downtown improvement project. The Angola Common Council committed Monday night to seek funding for a $729,100 pedestrian improvements and public restrooms project at the site of the

old Wendy’s restaurant on North Wayne Street. The site has sat vacant for 11 years. Angola is submitting a $583,280 grant request to finance construction of the project with the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. If the city receives the grant, the remaining portion of the project would be paid for with the city’s portion of the County Economic Development Income

Tax Fund. In addition, improvements to sidewalks will be made in keeping with the Downtown 20/20 plan that brought about renovation of the Public Square. In a letter by Bill Boyer, the city’s engineer, sent out to members of the Angola community, he asked for written support of the project. The proposed project would include the installation of new

FREMONT — Fremont’s annual Christmas Parade will kick off at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, with a line up behind Fremont Elementary School at 10:30 a.m. The town will be paid a visit 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that day by Santa Claus. He will arrive at the Fremont American Legion to greet children and have his picture taken with them. The auxiliary will serve cookies and hot chocolate. Also, the Fremont Public Library will have a book and craft for all children attending. The Fremont High School Choir will perform traditional holiday music.



Holiday fun at Ryan Park Adam Handley, as the Santa, was the host of this year’s Ryan Park Elementary School functional skills students’ play, “Santa’s Magical Christmas Eve Journey,” presented Wednesday for their school mates and tonight for parents and guests. The plays are choreographed by teacher Julie Culver-Smith and helpers that included Darlene Mason, costumes; Heidi Lee, lights; Laura Taylor and staff, set; and Stephanie Georgi, sound. The production included spotlights, blacklights and lots of music, from rock ’n’ roll classics to current hits, which the elementary students sometimes sang along to while the functional skills students — children with severe disabilities learning life skills — did short skits. Above, Jordan Post as Frankie Avalon dances for the crowd while Santa, Adam Handley, dances in the background in his ruby boots, which he donned for his “Magical Christmas Eve Journey.” At left, Nolan Wiersma, the Christmas tree in “Santa’s Magical Christmas Eve Journey,” performs. The functional skills class puts on the play annually during the holidays.


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LAKE JAMES — The Steuben County Economic Development Corp. is going to partner with the Questa Foundation for Education starting next year to possibly help more residents receive college education. The announcement came Wednesday night during the annual meeting of the SCEDC, held at Potawatomi Inn, Pokagon State Park. The SCEDC is investing $5,000 to become a partner with Questa in providing scholarship money toward associate’s degrees or other two-year programs. “We hope that’s the beginning of a partnership between Questa and Steuben County,” said Dave Koenig, SCEDC executive director. Marc Levey, executive director of Questa, was the guest speaker at the SCEDC meeting. He said he is SEE SCEDC, PAGE A8

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BUTLER — It could have been a much different outcome when police encountered a Butler man wearing camouflage gear and possessing two guns in his vehicle outside Eastside Junior-Senior High School as classes were being dismissed Tuesday. Butler Police and Eastside officials credit training and quick response to the situation.

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sidewalks, lighting and streetscape enhancements along North Wayne Street from the Public Square to Gilmore Street. The project would also include the rehabilitation of the Wendy’s site with a parking lot, lighting, curbs, sidewalks and public restrooms. The project would serve the downtown area and also the Angola-Steuben County Trail System via a future connection along East Maumee

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Newtown 911 dispatcher urged callers to take cover in shooting HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings released Wednesday of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers urged panicked callers to take cover, mobilized help and asked about the welfare of the children as the boom of gunfire could be heard at times in the background. One caller told police in a trembling, breathless voice that a gunman was shooting inside the building. “I caught a glimpse of somebody. They’re running down the hallway. Oh, they’re still running and still shooting. Sandy Hook school,

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please,” the woman said. In the minutes that followed, staff members inside the school pleaded for help as Newtown police juggled the barrage of calls. The calls were posted on the town’s website under a court order after a lengthy effort by The Associated Press to have them released for review. An unidentified teacher called from a classroom to the left of the front entrance to report what sounded like gunshots in the hall. She said she was in the room with all her students and hadn’t yet locked the door. “Keep everybody calm, keep

everybody down, get everybody away from windows, OK,” the dispatcher said. Another woman, who was shot in the foot, reported that she was in a classroom with children and two other adults, but that there was no way to safely lock the door. The dispatcher told her to apply pressure to the wound. One of the first calls came from a custodian, Rick Thorne, who said that a window at the front of the school was shattered and that he kept hearing shooting. While on the line with Thorne, the dispatcher told somebody off the call: “Get

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ANGOLA — Some polling places and precincts are changing for next year’s election, Steuben County Clerk Shelley Herbert announced. Due to action by the Steuben County Election Board, precincts have been added to Fremont, Steuben and Otsego townships. Fremont now has three precincts, including two in town and one out in the township, and two each in Steuben and Otsego townships. Precincts were added because of growth in voters. There can only be a maximum of 1,200 voters per precinct. In the above precincts, sites remain the same, Fremont at Fremont Town Hall; Steuben at the Mennonite Church; and Otsego at the Hamilton United Methodist Church. Richland and York township voters will not cast their ballots at the Metz Fire Department. Scott Township voters will poll at Pleasant View Church of Christ in Angola.

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Two arrested by local police ANGOLA — The following people were arrested Tuesday by law enforcement officers working in Steuben County and lodged in the Steuben County Jail. • Joshua James Knapp, 17, Angola, arrested at the Steuben County Courthouse for felony obliterating gun serial number and sawed-off shotgun. • Gary L. Webb II, 31, Angola, arrested at the sheriff’s department for felony operating while intoxicated and misdemeanor operating with .15 percent blood alcohol content or more.

Public Meetings • Today • Drug Free Steuben Committee, Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola, 9:30 a.m. • Fremont Community Schools Board, administration building, 1100 W. Toledo St., Fremont, 5:30 p.m. Executive session. • Maumee River Basin Commission, USDA Service Center conference room, 3718 New Vision Drive, Fort Wayne, 6:30 p.m. • Ashley Plan Commission, Ashley Community Center, 500 S. Gonser Ave., Ashley, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7 • Steuben County Lakes Council, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 314 W. Maumee St., Angola, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 9 • Steuben Lakes Regional Waste District Executive Committee, SLRWD offices, 8119 W. C.R. 150N, Flint, 4 p.m. • Hamilton Community Schools Board, board room, Hamilton Junior-Senior High School, 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton, 6:30 p.m. • Clear Lake Town Council, town hall, 111 Gecowets Drive, Clear Lake, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 • Steuben County Council, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola, 9 a.m. • Steuben County Sheriff’s Merit Board, sheriff’s department, 206 E. Gale St., Angola, 4 p.m. • Helmer Regional Sewage District Board, HRSD office, 7620 S. C.R. 969W, Helmer, 5:30 p.m. • Steuben County Board of Aviation Commissioners, Tri-State Steuben County Airport, 5220 W. U.S. 20, Angola, 5:30 p.m. • Fremont Park Board, Fremont Public Library, 1004 W. Toledo St., Fremont, 6 p.m. • Lake George Regional Sewer District Board, 1040 Angola Road, Coldwater, Mich., 6:30 p.m. • Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District Board and Citizens Advisory Committee, 2320 W. C.R. 800S, Ashley, 6:30 p.m. Follows 5 p.m. executive committee meeting.

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ANGOLA — An Angola juvenile has had his sixth adult case filed in the Steuben County courts. Joshua James Knapp, 17, was arraigned Wednesday morning by Judge Randy Coffey on a Class C felony charge of obliterating the serial number on a gun and Class D felony possession of a sawed-off shotgun. His bail is set at $25,000 and he is being held in Steuben County Jail, where he was escorted Tuesday afternoon by Angola Police Officer Case Gilbert. Gilbert went to an Angola apartment on Williams Street around noon

on Tuesday at the request of the facility manager. She had gone to the apartment to perform requested maintenance Knapp and found a person, later determined to be Knapp, laying on the floor in the apartment, say court documents. She entered herself, having allegedly knocked several times with no response. She was alarmed when Knapp jumped up and said, “I’ll get her,” court documents say. She left then returned later, again letting herself in after

receiving no answer to her knocks. The second time, court documents say, Knapp was sitting on a bench with his hand under his leg, leading the facility manager to believe he might have a gun. When Gilbert went to the apartment several people were there, including Knapp, again unresponsive on the floor. Gilbert put the people in the apartment in protective custody, and when Knapp woke, Gilbert found four shotgun shells in his pocket, said court documents. After questioning the people there, Gilbert allegedly found a sawed-off shotgun with the serial number scratched off in a closet. It was reported

to Gilbert that the gun — shortened to 24 inches long — belonged to Knapp. In a further search, Gilbert reported, paraphernalia was found. Knapp already has several cases pending in adult court, with two allegations of theft, illegal possession of alcohol, possession of paraphernalia and disregarding a traffic signal. He has two unlawful possession of tobacco cases from earlier this year that have been decided. The new case was set in accordance with the hearings already on the Steuben Superior Court calendar on Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. Public defender Lisa Dirig is handling Knapp’s cases.

Habitat slates event for men AUBURN — Northeast Indiana Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the National Military History Museum to sponsor an event catered specifically toward men on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MANMANIA will include two days of demonstrations, tough man contests and vendors to make any man feel — well, like a man. In addition to all of the activities, ticket holders have admission to the National Military History Center and the Kruse Automotive Horse Power and Carriage Museum. Since this is MANMANIA, the primary audience is going to be the adult male. For those with services and products geared toward guys, this is the perfect venue to show off, and the perfect opportunity to visit the museum which is located at 5634 C.R. 11A, south of Auburn. The venue is open so all vendors will be able to view the demonstrations, contests and other surprises. The goal for Habitat for Humanity is to secure funding to build three partner family homes in 2014. It’s not a surprise that NIHFH has a greater need than the funding available. There are currently three


Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Indiana held its first Family Fun Turkey Trot in Garrett on Nov. 3. The 5K run and 2M walk drew some 70 participants and raised much-needed funds for the nonprofit agency. Event sponsors included DeKalb Health, Steel Dynamics, Color Master, Classic City Signs, Shear Pleasure in Butler,

families that have completed the requirements and are on the waiting list for a home, plus another six families that have been board-approved and are working on their classes and sweat-equity hours. “It is such an exciting time for us. But, it is also frustrating because we simply don’t have the funding for these families that are working so hard to make their dream of stable housing a

Sandy K Kards, Smit-T’s, A Recipe for Change, Radni Wells of Yes You Can Fitness and Wayne Wells Photography. A MANMANIA fundraiser event is planned at the National Military History Museum south of Auburn in January. Vendors and sponsors are needed for the two-day event.

reality,” said Marianne Stanley, MANMANIA coordinator. “It’s proven that children do better in school and families are more likely to advance in their employment or return to school to get a better job when they are in affordable, stable housing.” NIHFH currently holds mortgages for 54 partner families in DeKalb, Noble

and Steuben counties. “We know how to build, and we how to make family dreams become a reality. We just need funding to make it happen,” Stanley said. Contact Stanley by email at, by phone at 925-2508 or stop by the office at 101 N. Main St., Auburn, for vendor and sponsorship opportunities.

Man facing Michigan robbery charge BY AMY OBERLIN

ANGOLA — A man arrested for armed robbery in Michigan has a pending warrant in Steuben County. Kelly Joseph Randall, 44, of Sears, Mich., was charged Monday with the armed robbery of the Isabella Bank in Lake, Mich. He has a felony record and was arrested March 28 on Interstate 69, just over the Indiana state line, for alleged possession marijuana and paraphernalia. He has warrants pending for his arrest in Steuben County. His $2,500 bail was revoked Oct. 22 after he failed to appear for a hearing in Steuben Superior Court. He had appeared for a hearing on

Sept. 4 and a public defender was assigned to the case. Randall is jailed in Clare County, Randall Mich. in lieu of $1 million bond. Randall was arrested after a tip was made Sunday to Clare County Sheriff’s Department, said the central Michigan newspaper The Morning Sun. While robbery carries a maximum penalty of any number of years up to and including life, Randall faces life in prison for being a habitual offender if he is convicted, according

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court records. He was convicted of attempted felony uttering and publishing in Isabella County, according to court records. He was on probation with the Michigan Department of Corrections from December 1993 to December 1996, according to the MDOC. Randall was also convicted of receiving and concealing stolen property in excess of $100 in Osceola County in connection with an incident in December 1997, according to court records. He was also convicted of the same crime stemming from an incident on the same date in Mecosta County, according to court records.

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Deaths & Funerals • Lois Christner WOLCOTVILLE — Once diagnosed with stomach cancer 45 years ago, Lois Lucille Christner never gave up. She never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future — even through countless treatments and surgery, broken bones, X-rays, hospitalizations Mrs. and pain. Christner She died peacefully in the hospital on December 3, 2013. Lois was born December 21, 1926, and grew up in Old Fort, Ohio. During a bus trip back to college, she met David L. Christner. It was not long before the two were married on March 19, 1946. They lived outside Bellevue, Ohio, before moving their young family to Messick Lake near Wolcottville, Indiana, in 1954. Before her current illness, Lois was an energetic walker and enjoyed sailing on the lake in front of her home. She loved being outdoors, working in the yard and mowing grass in the summer and raking the leaves in the fall. She was often caught on a ladder painting against her family’s advice. Lois was an avid reader of the newspaper, of mysteries and a good thriller every now and then. She was also good with numbers and loved games from word puzzles to Solitaire, Free Cell, and crosswords. Lois has accomplished many things, but her life is about the joy she has brought to people, both in her family and in the community, and the generosity she has shown to so many. Lois is survived by her two sons, Michael Christner of Michigan and John (Trudy) Christner of Noblesville; five grandchildren, Candy (Dan) Fairbanks of Michigan, Chad (Jill) Christner of Noblesville, Jaime (James) Uglum of Missouri, Michelle (Jason) Toller of Kentucky, Mindy (Tom) Davis of Washington; and 11 great-grandchildren. Her sisters, Bea (Howard) Vallimont of Ohio, Joyce Brose of Ohio, Peggy (Rich) Faunce of Ohio also survive her, as does her brother Harry Heilman of New York. She was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Christner; her daughter, Betty Lee Christner; her father, Norman Heilman; and her mother, Irene Heilman; as well as her sister, Jean Sprow.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, S.R. 9 North, Wolcottville. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Calling is Friday, December 6, 2013, from 2-6 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour prior to the services on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to send a memorial to her church, Shipshewana Church of the Nazarene, as an appropriate and appreciated way to celebrate her life and love of Christ. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. youngfamilyfuneralhome. com.

Glenn King AVILLA — Glenn King, 87, of Avilla died on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 7:15 a.m. in the critical care unit of Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. He had been in failing health for the past 15 months. Mr. King was born in rural Albion on February 24, 1926, to Carl and Lottie Mae (Budd) King. He lived his lifetime in the Noble County area. On February 15, 1997, he married Shirley A. Mielke at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. She survives. Mr. King retired as a maintenance foreman for B & O Railroad. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of the Avilla American Legion Post #240. Some of his hobbies included fishing, deer hunting, woodworking, and he loved to mushroom hunt. Other survivors include stepsons, Michael (Patsy) King of Lafayette and David King of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lowell King and Harold King; six sisters, Hilda Lensky, Edith Maddex, Irene Roy, Ardith Keister, Diane Matthews and Nancy Blaskie; and his lifetime friend, Harold Campbell. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie King; two brothers, Elden King and Dallas King; and two sisters, Devota Bolen and Delores Rusk. Funeral services for Mr. King will be on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. Pastor Patrick Kuhlman will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday evening from 4-8 p.m. at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla Chapel. There

is also one hour of visitation prior to the funeral on Saturday. Military rites will be performed at the church by American Legion Post #240. Cremation will follow. Visit to send online condolences.

Mary Brainard KENDALLVILLE — Mary Brainard, 89, of Kendallville, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Kendallville. Mrs. Brainard had been employed at LaOtto Manufacturing many years ago. She was born in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky., on Dec. 13, 1923, to Lloyd Craft and Delphia Mrs. (Howard) Brainard Fisher. She married Richard Oliver Brainard on March 15, 1963, in Newport, R.I. He survives in Kendallville. Also surviving are a daughter, Elouise and Jack Romero of South Carolina; a son, Harry Carpenter of North Carolina; and a special niece. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Samuel Carpenter; two sisters, Josephine Smith and Catherine Cook; and two brothers, Claude Craft and Sterling Craft. Graveside funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery in Wolcottville. Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville is in charge of arrangements. Send a condolence to the family at www.hitefuneral

Margaret Seraphini INDIANAPOLIS — Margaret M. Seraphini, 53, formerly of Angola died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. She was born Nov. 26, 1960, in Rochester, N.Y. to Gerome ‘‘Jerry’’ and Lillian (Bradford) Seraphini. Surviving are her daughters, Christina Friddle, Jenna (Jason) Coulter and Bethany (Ryan) Fielding; five grandchildren; two sisters, Debbie and Donna; and three brothers, David, Danny, and James. She was preceded by her parents and one brother, Doug. A memorial service is planned at a later date. Indiana Memorial Cremation & Funeral Service in Indianapolis is in charge of arrangements.

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GREENWOOD — Norma Lee Johnson, age 86, of Greenwood, Indiana, and formerly of Gary and Highland, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Kendallville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Faye Shuttz of Indianapolis; a son, Marty (Traci) Johnson of Greenwood, Ind.; her grandchildren, Kyle and Morgan Johnson, Ryan (LaDonna) Shuttz, Christine (David) Raches and Eric (Allison) Shuttz; and her great-grandchildren, Elijsha, Issaic, Will, Charlotte, Katie, Dylan and Conner. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. on Friday until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland St., Merrillville. The Rev. Elwyn Parks will officiate at the service. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Cemetery.

WOLCOTTVILLE — David K. Green Jr., 50, of Wolcottville died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at his home of natural causes. There will be no services at this time. Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew Riddle ANGOLA — Andrew J. Riddle, 63, of Angola died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Angola. He was born March 19, 1950, in Hillsdale, Mich., to Clive Jay and Evelyn (Heldigen) Riddle. He married Ricki Lynn Winebrenner on Aug. 26, 1968, in Fremont, and she survives in Angola. Also surviving are two daughters, April (Michael) Parker of Angola and Angie Riddle of Fertile, Minn.; a foster daughter, Jennifer White of Fremont; nine grandchildren; two sisters; and six brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Amy Lynn Riddle. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home, 415 W. Main St., Hudson, Mich. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waldron Cemetery, Waldron, Mich. To send online condolences go to

Bertha Swartzentruber GOSHEN — Bertha M. Swartzentruber, 86, of Goshen died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Courtyard of Goshen in Goshen. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday at the Paul Schmucker residence, 14542 C.R. 34, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday also at the Schmucker residence. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The vast majority of featurelength silent films made in America have been lost due to decay and neglect over the past 100 years, allowing an original 20th century art form to all but disappear, according to a study released Wednesday. The Library of Congress conducted the first comprehensive survey of silent films over the past two years and found 70 percent are believed to be lost. Of the nearly 11,000 silent feature films made in America


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between 1912 and 1930, the survey found only 14 percent still exist in their original format. About 11 percent of the films that survive only exist as foreign versions or on lower-quality formats. During the rise of silent films between 1912 and 1929 — before network radio or television — going to the movies became the most popular form of entertainment. Movie theater attendance in United States averaged 46 million admissions per week in the 1920s in a country of 116 million people, according to the report. Historian and archivist David Pierce, who conducted the study for the library, said few defunct art forms have the resonance of silent films. “It’s a lost style of storytelling, and the best of the films are as effective with audiences today as they were when they were initially released,” he said. “When you take away dialogue from a narrative story, it actually puts quite a challenge upon the creative people involved to tell the story entirely in a visual fashion. And it’s that limitation, I think, which makes the films so effective.”




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Newsweek bringing back print edition NEW YORK (AP) — Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting next year. Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco says the news magazine’s owners, IBT Media, want a business model where a weekly print magazine would be mainly supported by subscription fees instead of advertising. Impoco said in an interview Wednesday that officials haven’t decided how much the magazine will cost, but it’s expected to be less than $10 per issue. Newsweek, then owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, ceased print publication at the end of 2012. The online magazine was sold to IBT, which owns online publications International Business Times, Medical Daily and Latin Times, in August for an undisclosed sum. Many magazines and newspapers have reduced or shut down their print editions in recent years because of weak demand from advertisers.

Massachusetts boy pleads not guilty in killing of teacher SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges Wednesday in the killing of his high school math teacher. Philip Chism is accused in the Oct. 22 death of Colleen Ritzer, a popular teacher at Danvers High School. Ritzer’s body was found in woods near the school with her throat slit and a note reading, “I hate you all.” Chism had already pleaded not guilty in district court, but the case was moved to Superior Court after he was indicted last month. His attorney agreed Wednesday to a prosecution request that he remain held without bail. The hearing lasted for about 15 minutes. Ritzer’s family and friends filled two rows of the courtroom. Chism had recently moved to Massachusetts from Clarksville, Tenn. Police haven’t released a motive for Ritzer’s killing. Students told police that Chism stayed after school the day the 24-year-old Ritzer was killed. One student who said she had also stayed after school that day said Chism appeared to become upset when Ritzer began talking about Tennessee.

People • Wallace celebrating 10 years on Fox Sunday news show NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Wallace may have fewer Sunday-morning viewers than his rivals on the weekly political chat shows, but he concedes nothing on quality. “I think Wallace we do a better job,” the “Fox News Sunday” host said. “I think we separate what’s important from what isn’t. If you look at our interviews, I think they tend to be tougher, more informative, more interesting and produce more news. I like where we stand.” David Gregory, Bob Schieffer and George Stephanopolous — you can discuss this among yourselves. Wallace is in a celebratory mood. This weekend marks the 10-year anniversary of when the longtime NBC and ABC newsman jumped to Fox for the Sunday-morning job. ABC’s “This Week,” NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’ “Face the Nation” all average between 2.5 million and 3 million viewers on Sunday morning, according to the Nielsen company.


ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity — and broadband. Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking computer-based AP tests instead of fill-in-the bubble exams. Teachers are Pilot whales are stranded on a beach in officials said some whales have died. accessing far-off resources a remote area of the western portion of The marine mammals are known to for lessons. Everglades National Park, Fla. Federal normally inhabit deep water. Technology is changing the way students are taught — and tested. But there’s a catch — most of it is occurring in schools that have rich connectivity to the Mase said. roughly 3 feet of salt water EVERGLADES Internet. Four were euthanized about 75 feet from shore, NATIONAL PARK, Fla. Although nearly every with sedatives, and more (AP) — Wildlife workers in and herd them back to sea. school has Internet access, could be put down Thursday classrooms frequently are “They are not cooperboats struggled Wednesday if their condition deteriating,” Friar said. to coax nearly four not connected or the connecorates, Mase said. She Workers also tried to dozen pilot whales out of tions are super slow. described the remaining nudge the whales out to sea dangerous shallow waters The hurdle is limited whales as swimming and earlier in the day with no in Florida’s Everglades capacity inside schools to mobile but said scientists success. National Park, hoping to transmit data, or bandwidth. don’t know how long The short-finned pilot spare them the fate of 10 “It’s the backbone. We whales typically live in very they have been out of the others that already have have to actually think not deep water. Even if rescuers deep, colder water they are died. just about the sustainaccustomed to and could were able to begin nudging Six of the whales were ability of the current be impacted by secondary the 41 remaining whales found dead, and four traffic, we’re talking consequences, such as out to sea, Mase said they of the whales had to be about exploding traffic,” dehydration. euthanized Wednesday, said would encounter a series said Raj Adusumilli, “I don’t think we have a of sandbars and patches of Blair Mase, coordinator assistant superintendent for lot of time,” Mase said. shallow water along the information services in the for the National Oceanic Necropsies were being way. Arlington Public Schools in and Atmospheric Adminisdone Wednesday on the This particular whale northern Virginia. tration’s marine mammal deceased whales. Scientists The effort to get species is also known for stranding network. At least will look for disease or other high-speed Internet access its close-knit social groups, three could be seen on the signs to indicate how whales in every school got a boost meaning if one whale gets beach, out of the water. got stuck in the shallow Wednesday from the philanThe whales are stranded stuck or stays behind, the Everglades waters. thropy of two technology others are likely to stay in a remote area near As workers tried to coax gurus — Facebook creator behind or even beach Highland Beach, the the animals to deeper water, Mark Zuckerberg and themselves as well. western boundary of Microsoft Corp. co-founder at least one could be seen a “It would be very Everglades National Park few feet from shore floating Bill Gates. Zuckerberg’s difficult for the whales to and about 20 miles east Startup: Education and upside down with its head navigate out on their own,” of where they normally bobbing up and down. Three Gates’ foundation have Mase said. live. It takes more than contributed a combined to four more could be seen Federal officials were an hour to reach the spot $9 million to the nonprofit on the beach bleeding. from the nearest boat ramp notified about the whales Twenty-two pilot whales EducationSuperHighway, Tuesday around 4 p.m. and there is no cellphone became stranded in Florida’s a San Francisco-based Because of the remote service, complicating nonprofit working to Avalon State Park in Fort location, workers were rescue efforts. improve connectivity in Pierce in 2012. Residents, unable to access the site “We want to set the schools. state and national officials before dark. They arrived expectation low, because “When schools and attempted to rescue them, the challenges are very, very Wednesday morning and but only five could be saved. teachers have access to discovered 45 whales still difficult,” Mase said. reliable Internet connections, “It’s not uncommon,” alive. Park spokeswoman students can discover new Friar said. “But it’s not “There were some that Linda Friar said rescuers skills and ideas beyond the something that happens a were very compromised were trying to surround classroom,” Zuckerberg said and in very poor condition,” lot.” the whales, which were in

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Kerry to pitch security plan in efforts for Mideast peace JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will present the outlines of a West Bank security plan in meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week, stepping up American involvement in hopes of reviving faltering Mideast peace efforts, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The proposal will mark the first time that Kerry, who was to arrive in Israel late Wednesday, has directly intervened in the talks since they began in late July. By all accounts, the negotiations have made no progress, despite an April target date for reaching a deal. Kerry has lots riding on the outcome of the negotiations. The sides agreed to resume talks, their first substantive dialogue in five years, under heavy American pressure, and he has repeatedly shuttled to the region and held lengthy phone conversations with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in hopes of pushing them forward. Negotiators have said discussions touched on all key issues in the long-fes-

tering conflict, primarily Israeli security concerns and possible border arrangements between Israel and a future Palestine. But they say the talks have amounted to little more than restating positions. The Palestinians seek all of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip, areas captured by Israel in 1967, for an independent state. They say that Israel’s pre-1967 boundaries should be the basis for a future border, allowing for slight modifications through negotiated land swaps. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects a return to the 1967 lines, and has signaled he wants to retain large parts of the West Bank, where hundreds of thousands of Jewish settlers live. Netanyahu also opposes any shared control over east Jerusalem, the Palestinians hoped-for capital. Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005. The U.S. diplomatic officials said Kerry and his security adviser, retired Gen. John Allen, have been working on security issues in hopes of breaking the

deadlock. They believe the absence of any concrete plans so far is a main reason for the lack of progress. The American officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Kerry has not yet presented his proposals. The Haaretz daily said that Allen would present his ideas at a meeting with Netanyahu on Thursday. After that meeting, Kerry is scheduled to head to the West Bank for talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. It said the American thinking is that if Israeli security concerns can be met, other issues, such as borders, will then fall into place. One U.S. official said Allen “has been working closely on the ground with his Israeli counterparts.” The official said the Americans realize that security is “paramount” as Israel contemplates taking “calculated risks for peace.” A U.S. official traveling with Kerry in Moldova on Wednesday said the ideas were not a “plan” that could be accepted or rejected.

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in a statement. The funds are expected to be used to provide technical expertise to schools and use competition to help drive costs down. It likely would cost billions to get high-speed Internet access to every school in America. President Barack Obama this past summer set a goal of having 99 percent of students connected to high-speed Internet connections within five years. Also, the Federal Communications Commission is weighing changes to a program to increase connectivity in schools. Today, about 80 percent of schools have Internet capabilities that are too slow or isolated to places like front offices and computer labs, said Richard Culatta, director of education technology at the Education Department. Many schools have the same amount of connectivity as an average home. That means several hundred kids or more operate on an Internet connection similar to that used in a house by four family members. That leads to networks that are slow and prone to crashing. “There are many examples of fantastic things happening across the country, but they are happening in places where infrastructure is in place that supports these types of innovations,” Culatta said. At Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Va., first and second graders use iPads to document the growth of caterpillars for a science project or record themselves reading out loud as they make electronic books. “It’s fun. You can draw and make books and movies,” said 7-year-old Braeden Meeker. “We learn writing and math. We learn a lot of things.”

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Make facilities work for city It is pleasing that the city of Angola continues to progress with the Downtown Angola 20/20 Plan that was adopted in 2008. This plan is what has given the county seat of Steuben a much improved downtown, the biggest public works project in the downtown since the Steuben County Soldier’s Monument was constructed in 1917. Work on the plan will continue in 2014, with sidewalk improvements and the like from the Public Square heading west toward Trine University. With Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s new facility shaping up and heading toward a summer 2014 completion and all of the work at the university, particularly the Furth Center for the Performing Arts right and the main entrance to the college on West Maumee Street, the downtown corridor is, perhaps, looking better than might have ever been imagined some seven years ago when the planning process began. Taking the downtown work the next logical extension, to the north of the Public Square, is a natural. Plus, it is part of the plan, particularly with regard to redeveloping the former Wendy’s restaurant site at the corner of East Gilmore and North Wayne streets. The Angola Common Council Monday approved seeking a federal grant with the Indiana Department of Transportation toward the cost of a $729,000 pedestrian improvement, public restrooms and parking project. The city is interested in acquiring the downtown site of the former Wendy’s restaurant that has sat vacant since 2002. In doing so, the city would tear down the existing building to develop the site into a restroom and travel center with public parking for the downtown. Also in the plan would be sidewalk work that would mimic what is currently in place around the Public Square. The 20/20 plan lists the former Wendy’s site as a project that could serve as an example of how redevelopment of downtown sites should occur. We agree. A detailed plan for the site needs to be developed beyond the drawings that have been put forward by City Engineer Bill Boyer, a big proponent of the project. The drawings show a building that only houses restrooms. Building a public restroom facility has some benefits, but as is often the case, facilities such as these attract crime. Unattended restroom buildings become gathering places for drug abusers, juvenile delinquents and, unfortunately, the homeless. If this building is to become a success, an asset to the downtown, it must be staffed in one way or another. Yes, you need a bathroom monitor. But instead of having just that, the facility could be used for offices related to commerce and on the weekends, as a headquarters for downtown docents, perhaps. A strong, well-trained volunteer corps could be put in place to monitor restroom activity and provide useful information about downtown businesses, community assets and the like when paid staff is not available. Many downtown businesses do not make their restrooms available for public use. Why? Proprietors do not want to have to clean up the messes users leave behind. To think it would be any different with a public restroom facility is folly. Just look to problems that have occurred over the years with the restrooms at Commons Park. The devil is in the details with any public works project. We like the possibility of redevelopment of the Wendy’s site. We just would like to see a plan that’s going to be a positive from day one. With a little homework, we’re sure that can happen.

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Letters To The Editor • Rethink a $729,000 expenditure on a public toilet for tourists To the editor: Once again I am amazed at the way Angola has decided to spend public funds. First, it was the beautification of the Square. Not only was it a waste of money but it cost the merchants, that are still on the Square, needed parking spaces for their customers. Supporters of the project claimed it was a needed improvement and that it would reduce the truck traffic. These same individuals also denied that parking spots would be lost. Semi trucks roll through the square 24 hours a day every day with no decline in numbers. Parking spots were lost; there is no debating that. The sidewalks look terrible and the concrete dividers are an obstacle to both drivers and the trucks that clear the streets. Now the city wants to spend $729,000 on a public toilet and parking for people from Michigan driving through Angola. Are you kidding me? I understand that the old Wendy’s building is an

eyesore but why does the city feel that this expenditure is warranted? If the city feels that there is need of these items, why not retrofit the building. The building already has separate male and female facilities and a functional parking lot. I am not sure what a refit would cost but it has got to be substantially less than to raze the building and rebuild. Yes, the funds are supposed to be from a grant but it seems to me that the money would be much better used to buy new equipment for the police and fire departments. If that is not an allowed use of the funding, then use it on a project that would help the residents of Angola. Put the funds into the parks department and reopen Lions Park playground or open a public pool. There has got to be a better use of over 3/4 of a million dollars than this. It also might be advisable for Angola to start saving a big chunk of money to pay the legal bill they are going to receive after the verdict in favor of the Showgirl’s club owners is returned. The local churches that raised such a

and feelings in my life. President John F. Kennedy was not yet through the third year of his presidency, but he gave this country and every country on this green earth, and all the people on Chris Burney it, something they had not had in Angola a while, and maybe something they haven’t had since. Hope. I remember reading a quote not too President Kennedy long after the assassination from gave people hope one of his top aides. “We’ll laugh again, we’ll just never be young To the editor: again.” Even Woody Hayes, that It was great sadness and nostalgia that I read Joe Hornett’s very successful and conservative football coach at Ohio State when letter in the Friday, Nov 22, asked why young people were newspaper. rebelling in the late ’60s and On Nov. 22, 1963, I was early ’70s replied, “because this a junior in Kendallville High country started doubting itself on School, in speech class, my first Nov. 22, 1963.” period after lunch. A classmate I also was raised on Pleasant who worked in the office knocked Street in Kendallville, three on our class door to tell us that President Kennedy had been shot houses down from Joe’s house. Our families were close. As a in Dallas, Texas. I remember kid growing up in the ’50s and thinking how bad he may have ’60s, you could not grow up in a been hit, if at all, knowing that better community than KendallGod would not let anything bad ville, Ind. You could not be happen to him or our country. raised in a better neighborhood Then a second knock on our class door to tell us that President than Pleasant Street. Dan Lewis Kennedy had died. It was, till this Auburn day, one of the worst moments stink over the issue are not going have their checkbooks out when Angola needs to pay that bill. So maybe those in charge better rethink a $729,000 expenditure on a public toilet for tourists.

Ford provided stability to the ship of state GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — We reach an American landmark on Friday that will be noted by few and celebrated by none. It is the 40th anniversary of the confirmation of Gerald R. DAVID M. Ford as vice president. SHRIBMAN On the surface there’s little reason to mark the ascension of anyone to a position that John Adams, the first man to occupy the vice presidency, described with some accuracy as “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived.” That said, the vice presidency and presidency of Gerald Ford stand apart. He was the first vice president to move to the post under the 25th amendment, which provides for a president to fill a vacancy in the vice presidency and for that nominee to be confirmed by a majority vote of both houses of Congress. Only Ford and his own vice president, Nelson A. Rockefeller, have become vice president by that route. Ford — “A Norman Rockwell painting come to life,” in the words of George H.W. Bush at Ford’s funeral — was also the first president to gain the office without a direct vote of the people, a condition he noted in his very first address as chief executive when he asked Americans to “confirm me as your president with your prayers.” Ford became vice president at the height of perhaps the greatest constitutional crisis in American history. President Richard M. Nixon was on the defensive about Watergate, his

marched for the 25th time in impeachment not just possible the Red Flannel Day parade in but likely, his vice president, Cedar Springs, Mich. Spiro T. Agnew, having The vice-presalready resigned amid corrupidential confirtion charges. The country was mation hearings reeling; Washington was in were pro forma upheaval. The nation needed a — but no breeze. vice president, but even more it Sen. Claiborne needed a sense of stability. Pell, the Rhode On Oct. 12, 1973, the Island Democrat, telephone rang in the Ford home asked if congresin Alexandria, Va. “Dad,” said sional leaders Susan Ford, then 16, “the White Ford would have ready House is calling.” Two hours access to the new later, Ford was at the executive vice president. “I’ve had an mansion for the nationally open-door policy as minority televised announcement of his leader,” Ford said. He was nomination as vice president. asked whether he thought Nixon None of this was entirely a would survive. “I think so,” he surprise. Ford, then the House minority leader, had been asked said. “It’s going to take a lot of help from a lot of people.” to collect names of possible In truth, Ford dreaded vice presidents from House what might happen, and he members. The final tally was understood that if he succeeded kept by Rose Mary Woods, Nixon he would have to deal Nixon’s executive assistant. with more than simply the Ford got 80 votes. The next fallout of Watergate. There was closest was Rockefeller, with an economic crisis, continued 35. Nixon knew Ford, the two conflict in Vietnam, uncertainty having met on the Michigan overseas, a lack of public trust congressman’s first day in Washington in 1949. And Nixon in government. Early in August 1974, White was comfortable with him, House chief of staff Alexander though the broader situation, M. Haig called Ford and asked without precedent in American if he were ready “to assume history, was one of immense the presidency in a short period discomfort for both men. of time.” Ford’s answer: “If it “Ford was chosen because happens, Al, I am prepared.” he was confirmable,” says Joel A week later in the Oval Goldstein, a St. Louis UniverOffice, Nixon told Ford: “Jerry, sity Law School expert on the you will become president. I vice presidency. “But he set know you will do a good job.” a high standard for the vice Ford answered: “Mr. presidency.” President, you know I am The evening that Ford was saddened by this circumstance. introduced as the president’s You know I would have wished selection, Nixon described the it to be otherwise. I was hoping next vice president as someone you could continue. Under the who had served 25 years with circumstances, I think your distinction. Everyone in the decision (to resign) is the right East Room — Washington’s one.” grandees, with a decidedly He added: “I am ready to do Republican tint — knew by the job, and I think I am fully mid-sentence who that was. qualified to do it.” Every member of the crowd The meeting between Nixon stood and cheered. and Ford lasted one hour and 10 The very next day, Rep. minutes. It was agonizing. Ford Gerald R. Ford of Michigan’s just wanted to be out of that fifth congressional district

Ford dreaded what might happen … there was an economic crisis, continued conflict in Vietnam, uncertainty overseas, a lack of public trust in government.

• room, away from the awkwardness that had overwhelmed both men. The silence of the car awaiting him outside the White House provided a great refuge. In his first days as president, Ford displayed perfect pitch. “I have not campaigned either for the presidency or the vice presidency,” he said upon taking office. “I am indebted to no man and only to one woman — my dear wife — as I begin this very difficult job.” Later, the pardon of Nixon took some of the luster off the new president, though many historians now believe Ford was right to rid himself and the presidency of such a monumental distraction. Even so, his was a presidency where routine ruled, which, given the circumstances, was a substantial achievement. His accomplishments, former newsman and Ford domestic policy adviser James Cannon wrote in a biography published this spring, were “methodically achieved by steadiness and common sense.” It was the lack of drama that marked Ford’s life and his administration. Seldom has routine been so remarkable. In history’s mirror, Ford’s presidency is bigger than it appeared at the time. DAVID M. SHRIBMAN is the executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. His email is



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Christmas at Cahoot’s is Friday night BY AMY OBERLIN

ANGOLA — The third annual Christmas at Cahoot’s event will feature desserts and entertainment on Friday evening. The event is held at Cahoot’s Coffee Cafe, 218 W. Maumee Bailey St., 6-8:30 p.m. Admission is free. A coffee and hot chocolate bar and dessert bar will be offered for $6 per person. Entertainment includes

Angola storyteller Lou Ann Homan and music by Michael Bailey and Terry Gentry. They will be singing familiar Christmas song and Gentry “jazzed up” version of holiday favorites, said Kim Usher, promoter for the event. The proceeds will go to support Cahoot’s, a coffee house ministry for area youth provided by the First Congregational United Church of Christ and Angola United Methodist Church.

Alexis Lee Forrister was born Nov. 20, 2013 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s Genesis Center, Angola, to Joel and Karissa Hukill Forrister of Howe, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces. She joins brother Blaike, 2, and Elainna, 1. Grandparents include Douglas and Teresa Hukill of Camden, Mich., and Rodney and Sharon Forrister of Quincy, Mich.

A healthy lifestyle permeates through every facet of life. Exercise makes you feel better, and it’s fun to get out in the gym and into the pool with your family. But there are benefits that expand beyond our personal health goals and into the betterment of the community. In the corporate world, healthier employees can mean a healthier business. Strengthening community is the cause of the YMCA. That’s why we’re here working with you every day, making sure that you, your employees, their families and this community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow and thrive. Here are five benefits of having employee health programs: • Containment of health care costs: The majority of U.S. health care expenses can be attributed to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases and health conditions such

as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and asthma. Positive lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and a healthy diet, can often prevent these costly medical conditions before they arise. • Increased workplace productivity: Workers YOUR Y who exercise on a regular basis tend Krista Miller to have more energy and be more productive while at work. The average office worker’s efficiency decreases 50 percent for the final two hours of the day, while regular exercisers work at full efficiency all day, amounting to a 12.5 percent increase in productivity.

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Beau Norman Kimble was born on Nov. 22, 2013, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s Genesis Center, Angola, to Jacob Kimble and Aleesha Williams of Angola, weighing 4 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents include David Williams and Jean Greeno of LaGrange and Jeff and Karen Kimble of Kimble Coldwater, Mich.

The majority of U.S. health care expenses can be attributed to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases and health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and asthma. Positive lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and a healthy diet, can often prevent these costly medical conditions before they arise.

• • Increased workplace morale: Active and healthy employees tend to have a more positive and energetic outlook that can keep morale high within an organization. • Decreased employee turnover: Many employees view health promotion programs as an added perk that makes them feel valued and appreciated by their employer. Employees who feel valued are less likely to seek employment elsewhere, decreasing turnover and the time, energy and money needed to recruit, hire and train new workers. • Decreased absenteeism: When an employee misses work due to illness, other employees must pick up the slack. Employees suffering

from a chronic health condition are likely to miss more work than healthy employees. Helping workers make positive lifestyle changes can reduce absenteeism and the strain it places on company morale and resources. A healthy family has always been at the heart of the Y; we’re proud to be a place where families can build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/ life balance, and become more engaged with their community. The Y provides programs and opportunities in each of our three focus areas — youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. KRISTA MILLER is the CEO

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Marriage licenses • Marriage licenses ANGOLA — The following wedding licenses were approved by the Steuben County Clerk of Courts. • Alan D. Stetzel, Hudson, and Linda S. Milhollin, Angola. • Scott D. Hudson and Stephanie A. Forrest, both of Antwerp, Ohio. • David M. Light and Lucy L. Lahurreau, both of Hamilton. • Marty K. Hall and Brandy Lynn Herendeeen, both of Hamilton. • Scott Allen Ward, Coldwater, Mich., and Michelle L. Hanni, Angola.

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Mckinley Avanell Rohr was born Nov. 29, 2013, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s Genesis Center, Angola, to Andrew Rohr and Chasalynn Feldbauer of Angola, weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents include Chad and Del-Vonna Feldbauer of Coldwater, Mich., and ChristoRohr pher Rohr and Linda Combs of Sturgis, Mich.


Liberty Kay Esselburn was born Nov. 27, 2013, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s Genesis Center, Angola, to Nicholas and Mylisa McKenzie Esselburn of Angola, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces. She joins sister IceyMae. Grandparents include Toby and Gina Petre of Hamilton, Larry Esselburn of Angola and Deborah Bohler of Corunna.

Meara Adalene Parker, 4 pounds, 15 ounces, and Alana Louise Parker, 3 pounds, 14 ounces, were born on Oct. 24, 2013 at Parkview North Hospital, Fort Wayne, to Michael Darrell and Heather Danielle Parker of Meara Alana Yuma, Ariz. Grandparents include James and Audra Parker from Enid, Okla., and Mark and Ginny Houlton of Angola. Great-grandparents include Jerry and Gloria Houlton of Angola. Julian Armando Bowman was born Nov. 19, 2013, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s Genesis Center, Angola, to Kelli Bowman of Angola, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces. He joins brothers Juan, 8, George, 7 and Luis, 1. Grandparents include Don and Peggy Bowman of Bluffton.

Community Calendar • Today • Euchre Community Game: 9:30 a.m. Steuben County Council on Aging, 317 S Wayne St, Angola. • Story Time: 10 a.m. Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola. • Angola Kiwanis Meeting: Noon. Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, 416 E. Maumee St., Angola. 665-2141 • Story Time: 1 p.m. Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola. • Bingo: 6 p.m. Angola American Legion Post 31, 1760 W. Maumee St., Angola.

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Berkley Kaylynn Jo Warren was born Nov. 29, 2013, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s Genesis Center, Angola, to Noah and Kayla Cheesman Warren, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Grandparents include Gary Cheesman and Karla Ross of West Point and Michael and Elaine Warren of Athens, Mich.


Lou Ann Homan is a writer and nationally recognized storyteller who lives in Angola. She will be featured at the Christmas at Cahoot’s event Friday at Cahoot’s Coffee Cafe, 218 W. Maumee St., Angola.

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Larry James Clark was born on Nov. 20, 2013, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s Genesis Center, Angola, to Jesse and Monica Rees Clark of Quincy, Mich., weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents include James and Minnie Rees, Larry Clark and Pat Plackey, all of Coldwater, Mich.


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Friday, December 6 • Move It to Improve It: 10:15 a.m. Steuben County Council on Aging, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola. 665-9856 • Bingo: 6 p.m. Angola Kids League Bingo Hall, 1409 N. Wayne St., Angola. 665-2900 • Bingo: 6 p.m. Orland American Legion, 211 N. Bronson St., Orland. • New Beginnings for Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous, 412 S. John St., Angola. • Alcoholics Anonymous Open Discussion Meeting: 7:30 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 314 W. Maumee St., Angola.

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Training big key to handling school incident BY JEFF JONES

BUTLER — It could have been a much different outcome when police encountered a Butler man wearing camouflage gear and possessing two guns in his vehicle outside Eastside Junior-Senior High School as classes were being dismissed Tuesday. Butler Police and Eastside officials credit training and quick response to the situation. There were no injuries, and no shots were fired. Police were able to apprehend Chad J. Czaja, 34, of the 200 block of Park Lane, along East Green Street, directly across from the high school. Czaja told police he meant to scare his daughter as a prank when he arrived to pick her up from school, Police Chief Jim Nichols said Wednesday. A witness called police after seeing a rifle in the front seat of Czaja’s vehicle as

Czaja put on the camouflage gear outside the school. “I’m really glad we had the conclusion we had. No one got hurt,” Nichols said. “I was very impressed with the school and the communication we had with them throughout the entire event. “I also want to thank the individual who contacted us and gave us the information,” Nichols said. “That’s what we’re lacking sometimes, people stepping up and reporting information like that. Seconds are crucial, and we got there before anything worse was allowed to happen. The subject that called in should be commended for his actions, for being alert and being observant.” Nichols, Assistant Chief Matt Traster, Officer Matt Tamez and reserve Officer John Isenberg responded to the call. They were assisted by officers from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Depart-

ment and Waterloo Marshal’s Department. Before Tuesday, Czaja’s only criminal history involved an April 2007 misdemeanor charge for improper tagging of a deer or taking a deer without a license. In connection with Tuesday’s incident, Czaja has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of a property-damage accident. Additional charges are possible, Nichols said. Tuesday’s incident occurred just as students were being dismissed for the day, according to Eastside Principal Larry Yoder. “Some of our walkers and some of our drivers were already gone, and there were about three or four busloads outside, about ready to roll out,” Yoder said Wednesday. “As soon as we were informed of the situation, we went through

everything the way we were trained. “The way I’ve explained it to parents, there was no real threat to the building, but we wanted to shelter the kids until police could take care of the situation.” About 600 students in grades 7-12 attend Eastside each day. Before classes began Wednesday morning, school officials met with staff members to review Tuesday’s situation and exchange information and suggestions. “The students and staff did a great job,” Yoder said. “The kids have been very good. Honestly, they’re very resilient. “In recent years, we’ve put a lot of safety measures in place and held training exercises with students and staff,” Yoder continued. “It could have been a very different situation.” Quick response in such

situations can mean the difference between life and death, Nichols said. When police arrived, they had no idea of Czaja’s intentions, and acted to make sure nothing did happen, he said. “Law enforcement officers have realized since Columbine and Sandy Hook that immediate response is required in order to save lives,” the police chief said. “We immediately reacted to the report of the threat. We immediately dealt with the threat and brought the situation under control rapidly. “One of the things that helps us is we practice training on a continual basis and with other officers,” Nichols said. “When it’s really unfolding, it’s important to work together with different officers and departments. “It’s all about saving lives and bringing things to a fast conclusion.”

Regional Roundup • Allen County ties homicide record FORT WAYNE (AP) — An ongoing string of violence has put Allen County in the dubious position of tying its record for homicides in a year. The county matched its 1997 record with its 44th homicide for this year on Tuesday when police say a man was shot multiple times inside a house on Fort Wayne’s southeast side. Police Chief Rusty York said it has been a

disturbing year for the 250,000-person city, where nearly all of the county’s homicides have taken place.

Stolen puppy returned to family FORT WAYNE — A four-month-puppy who was apparently taken in a burglary last weekend was reunited with his family Wednesday, our news partner, NewsChannel 15, reports. Officials at Animal Care and Control said someone

anonymously dropped the puppy, named Charlie, off in their overnight drop box late Tuesday or early Wednesday. There is no surveillance video of who dropped the dog off. Sheila Snyder told WANE-TV that her dog was stolen from the family’s home Saturday, along with gifts under the tree and electronics.

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working with other entities in Steuben County to further a local partnership. There are currently some 18 to 20 students benefiting from Questa’s program attending Trine University, one of nine northeast Indiana partner schools. There are about 200 students in the program. Questa Foundation helps individuals attain further education beyond high school graduating with less debt, and become contributing members of northeast Indiana’s workforce. Questa has been in operation since 1937. It was started in Fort Wayne, where it remains headquartered, and serves five counties. It is working on partnerships with Steuben County, including what was announced Wednesday. In 2007, Questa’s board of directors adopted the

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are going to invest in the community.� Also during the meeting Koenig reflected on a successful year. In 2013, the SCEDC worked with a record 19 companies — and that could grow to 20 in the final days of this month. If that’s the case, the SCEDC will have worked with 20 projects that created 210 to 280 new jobs with a total investment of $33.5 million in building and equipment investment. “What is of most importance is the fact that the average annual wage of the new jobs exceeded $37,600, well above the current average annual wage of $30,200,� Koenig said. The SCEDC was marking its 10th year of working to grow the economy of Steuben County.


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Street to the existing trail at Williams Street. “Letters of support from businesses, citizens, schools, other government agencies and other organizations can help influence the selection committee. If you think the project could benefit the citizens of Angola and Steuben County and our visitors, a letter of support from you could influence the outcome,� Boyer wrote.

Boyer said he thinks a project like the proposed project is the missing piece to the downtown’s revitalization. “I think it will take it to another level and open up the realm of possibilities,� he said. Boyer said people can benefit from the project in many ways. It would provide facilities for Angola’s running club, those attending Go Angola Downtown Alliance functions, walkers

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In one of the recordings released Wednesday, dispatchers were heard making calls to Connecticut state police that apparently rang unanswered. One of the three unanswered calls rang for at least 50 seconds. State police picked up on a fourth call. But state police had already been dispatched to the school by the time those calls were made, according to a timeline and call log supplied by Newtown officials. In all, seven recordings of landline calls from inside the school to Newtown police were posted Wednesday. Calls that were routed to state police are the subject of a separate, pending freedom of information request by the AP. Prosecutors opposed the tapes’ release, arguing among other things that the recordings could cause the victims’ families more anguish. “We all understand why some people have strong feelings about the release of these tapes. This was a horrible crime,� said Kathleen Carroll, AP executive editor and senior vice president. “It’s important to remember, though, that 911 tapes, like other

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Knight grapplers top New Haven (182) and Sid Napier (285). The Knights also gave up the match at 195 pounds by forfeit. “We learned we’re not as good on our feet as we need to be,” Hoffar explained. “And that we need someone at 195 if we’re going to compete.” The Knights will see their next action on Tuesday against Carroll in another Northeast Hoosier Conference match. With East Noble’s schedule, it will be the last dual meet of the season that will be held at home. “Carroll might be a little better than New Haven,” Hoffar said. “Hopefully within a week we’ll continue to work hard and see the results.”


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Flyers roll past Red Wings, 6-3 DETROIT (AP) — Sean Couturier had two goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four goals in third period to rally for a 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Couturier got the winner at 8:28 of the third period by tipping in a shot. Scott Hartnell and Matt Read had a goal and two assists and Steve Downie and Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist each for Philadelphia. Steve Mason stopped 32 shots. Tomas Tatar scored twice and center Johan Franzen also scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves.

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Area Events • TODAY GIRLS BASKETBALL Lakewood Park at Fairview (Ohio), 6 p.m. Westview at Bremen, 6 p.m. WRESTLING Fairfield at Central Noble, 6:30 p.m. South Adams at Garrett, 6:30 p.m. Homestead at DeKalb, 6:30 p.m. SWIMMING Angola at South Adams, 5:30 p.m. Columbia City at East Noble, 6 p.m.


KENDALLVILLE — When East Noble’s Jake Weimer scored a pin in Wednesday’s season opening match at 145 pounds — the 13th of 14 weight groups — it was finally clear that the Knights would claim a victory in their season-opening match. Until then, nothing was for certain. “I wasn’t sure we’d win with the lineup we have and some inexperience,” said East Noble coach Keith Hoffar following his squad’s 37-31 victory over New Haven. “You take the results. It was a win that we’ll move forward with.” The Knights have several new faces in the lineup and were without a wrestler at 195 pounds. East Noble had four wrestlers take pins, all in the lower weight brackets, which will again be the team’s strength. The squad registered pins from Nate Weimer (106 pounds), Garrett Pepple (113), Sterling Lutter (126), Mason Diffenderfer (138) and Jake Weimer (145).


East Noble’s Sterling Lutter, right, goes against New Haven’s Ryan Shaffer at 126 pounds during Wednesday’s season-opener for the Knights. Lutter went on to register a pin and the Knights won 37-31.

“We like to be aggressive,” Hoffar said. The squad also earned a major decision from Jesse Maley (160). Earning a win by decision was

Brandon Joest (220). Also seeing action for the Knights but suffering defeats were Nate Housholder (132), Riley Jones (152), Ernest Vincent

East Noble 37, New Haven 31 106 - Nate Weimer (EN) pinned Clarence Donahue (NH) :20; 113 - Garrett Pepple (EN) pinned DeAngelo Adams (NH) :19; 120 - Owen Doster (NH) pinned Blake Gordon (EN) 3:26; 126 - Sterling Lutter (EN) pinned Ryan Shaffer (NH) 5:27; 132 David Lawhorne (NH) d. Nate Housholder (EN) 2-0; 138 - Mason Diffendorfer (EN) pinned Kyle Bender (NH) 4:47; 145 - Jake Weimer (EN) pinned Tommy McDowell (NH) :49; 152 - Nate Gustin (NH) pinned Riley Jones (NH) 1:32; 160 - Jesse Maley (EN) d. Chris Goff (NH) 12-2; 170 - Luis Chacon (NH) d. Skyler Haas (EN) 12-4; 182 - Nick Potter (NH) d. Ernest Vincent (EN) 5-2, 195 - Michael Meyer (NH) by forfeit; 220 - Brandon Joest (EN) d. Austin Amstutz (NH) 12-7; Mikey Rivera (NH) d. Sid Napier (EN) 2-1.

Warriors pull away from Eastside BY JEFF JONES

BUTLER — An 8-0 run midway through the fourth quarter gave the Woodlan Warriors the momentum they needed to defeat the host Eastside Blazers 59-44 Wednesday at Butler. The Warriors (5-1) led 43-38 before the run, and converted at the stripe when the Blazers (0-5) fouled in desperation. Woodlan put four players in double figures, led by seniors Haley Hostetler (14 points) and Brooke Gerbers (13 points). Senior Morgan Franklin and freshman Rain Hinton had 10 each. Eastside got 17 points from junior Maddy Minehart, 10 from senior Kaci Shook and eight from senior Leah Ward. “They did everything I wanted them to do for about three quarters,” Eastside coach Shane Conwell said. “They stuck to the game-plan and I thought they played well. Just one swing midway through the fourth …” his voice trailing off. “We played one good quarter at ’Busco, we had adversity, and we fell apart,” he said. “Tonight, we could have caved early. That was a 4-1 team. When they shoot 14-of-16 from the line, that’s tough to beat any team.” Four different players scored as the Blazers went on a 10-2 run to lead 15-11 after one

quarter. A Minehart score in the paint, followed by a Ward basket after Minehart blocked a Woodlan shot, staked Eastside to a 19-13 lead early in the second. The Warriors rattled off six straight as Eastside had three misses and a turnover on its next four possessions, but the hosts maintained the lead on slashing drives by Shook and Ward on consecutive possessions. Eastside wouldn’t score the final three minutes of the half, and Hinton’s putback at the buzzer had Woodlan in front, 25-23. The Blazers regrouped and reclaimed the lead on Brianna Moore’s three from the wing midway through the third, but Morgan Franklin and Hinton scored on either side of two Eastside misses to put the Warriors ahead to stay, 31-29. Woodlan led by three with a quarter to play. Eastside twice pulled within one early in the fourth, but Gerbers’ three with 6:24 to play made it 43-36 Woodlan. Shook’s drive to the bucket seconds later was Eastside’s last score before the Warriors’ decisive run. Woodlan was 21-of-58 (36 percent) from the field, while Eastside was 17-of-54 (31 percent). The Warriors held a 42-36 rebounding advantage, with the deciding margin coming SEE BLAZERS, PAGE B2


Eastside’s Leah Ward takes aim at the basket during Wednesday’s basketball game with Woodlan. Ward had eight points and 13 rebounds, but the Blazers lost, 59-44.

Boilers rock BC

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Terone Johnson scored a season high 18 points, Ronnie Johnson added 15 and Kendall Stephens finished with 11 Wednesday night, leading Purdue past Boston College 88-67 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Boilermakers (7-2) have been one of the Big Ten’s most consistent teams in the annual head-to-head matchup between the major conferences and proved it against one of the ACC’s more reliable teams. Purdue has won five straight in the challenge. Boston College (3-5) was led by Ryan Anderson with 16 points and Olivier Hanlan with 15 but fell to 6-2 in the conference challenge. The Boilers took control with an 8-0 run midway through the first half and quickly extended the margin to 16. Boston College never got within single digits again. Purdue put on a clinic. It shot 52.2 percent from the field and at one point in the second half had made more than twice as many baskets as Boston College. Stephens scored all 11 of his points in the first half.


The 2013 All-Area Girls Golf Team The 12th annual KPC Media Group All-Area Girls Tennis Team will be featured in Sunday’s edition. Front row, from left, Mackenna Kelly, Alison Brimmer and Morgan Dornte of Angola; and Katie Skidmore of DeKalb. Back row, Raigan Porath and Alivia Behnfeldt of Fremont, Logan Handshoe and

Cooper Handshoe of East Noble, and Haley Teel from West Noble. Prep of the Year Alyn Clark, All-Area selection Rebecca Alwine and Coach of the Year Dick Bentz from East Noble were not pictured.




Rugby star eager to prove himself to Colts INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Daniel Adongo is finally starting to feel comfortable with the Colts. That’s good: The Kenyan rugby star is about to play his first football game — ever — when Indianapolis faces Cincinnati on Sunday in a showdown of division Adongo leaders. Adongo has figured out the lingo and nuances of the sport, learned the proper way to put on pads and a helmet, and knows his place in the Colts’ locker room. There’s still more work to do, but the newly minted linebacker will get to show the whole football world how far he’s come in four months. He will be primarily on

special teams, but playing football for the first time in the NFL in a game with playoff implications? “I am excited,” Adongo said Wednesday, one day after being promoted from Indy’s practice squad to the active roster. “As I said before and I’ll reiterate it, my excitement is being subdued by the fact I have a task, an obligation and a duty to perform what’s being asked from me for the coaches and my teammates.” It was late July when general manager Ryan Grigson decided to take the plunge after a yearlong quest to find an overseas player who could help his team. Grigson gambled on Adongo, a Kenyan native and world-class rugby player who was big, fast and had a penchant for hitting. Adongo, surprised initially

by the invite, made the flight to Atlanta, then hopped on a connecting plane to Indy and worked out at the Colts’ headquarters during a rookie mini-camp. Within hours, the Colts signed Adongo to a contract and two days later, the 6-foot-5, 257-pound football novice stood out when he reported to training camp in a pair of short shorts and soccer-style shirt. Back then, of course, some wondered if Adongo could cut it in the world’s best football league. There are few doubters left. “It was a stretch,” NFL sacks leader Robert Mathis said when asked about his initial thoughts of Adongo succeeding. “I think he’s made everyone believe.” By some accounts, Adongo has become a major headache for the Colts’ offensive line in practice.

And now that he’s up to 270 pounds, he could create problems for opponents, too, if he gets into the game as a pass-rusher at Cincinnati (8-4). The Colts (8-4) are being patient, though. Rather than pushing Adongo into preseason games, they kept their secret under wraps as he got acclimated. Adongo started the season on the practice squad. But with Adongo showing steady progress in practice and Mario Harvey, a key special teams player for Indy, going on season-ending injured reserve with a torn meniscus Tuesday, the Colts decided to give Adongo a chance. Coach Chuck Pagano said he expects the rookie to play primarily on special teams and he’s confident Adongo will make a difference.

BLAZERS: Minehart, Shook assist in rebounding department FROM PAGE B1

in the fourth quarter when the Blazers were just 3-of-15 from the floor. Ward finished with 13 rebounds for Eastside, Minehart grabbed nine and Shook had seven. Hinton and Hostetler collected 11 rebounds each for Woodlan. “I was proud of how Kaci played defense,” Conwell said. “I was proud of how Leah crashed the boards. Maddy was making herself big and wanted the ball.” Eastside hosts West Noble at noon Saturday. Eastside JV 30, Woodlan 24 Emma Moughler had eight points and Bethany Malcolm scored seven for

Eastside. Cortlyn Sowers had seven points and Kenzie Salzbrenner scored six for Woodlan. Woodlan 59, Eastside 44 Woodlan Players fg-fga ft-fta pts reb ast stl Hostetler g 6-16 2-2 14 11 4 3 Franklin g 4-8 2-2 10 6 1 1 Gerbers g 4-13 4-5 13 4 0 1 Cook f 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 Williams f 2-7 2-3 7 7 0 1 Hinton 4-10 2-2 10 11 0 1 Salzbrenner 0-0 2-2 2 1 0 1 Leggett 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 21-58 14-16 59 42 7 11 Eastside Players fg-fga ft-fta pts reb ast stl Moore g 3-12 0-0 7 3 1 0 Shook g 3-9 4-4 10 7 5 1 Crager g 1-8 0-0 2 2 1 1 Ward f 4-9 0-2 8 13 2 2 Minehart f 6-15 5-7 17 9 0 0 Yoder 0-1 0-0 0 2 0 0 Totals 17-54 9-13 44 36 9 4 Woodlan 11 14 10 24 — 59 Eastside 15 8 9 12 — 44 Three-point shooting — Woodlan 2-11 (Graber 1-3, Gerbers 1-6, Hostetler 0-2), Eastside 1-8 (Moore 1-2, Shook 0-2, Crager 0-4). Team rebounds — Woodlan 1, Eastside 0. Fouled out — Shook. Total fouls — Woodlan 14, Eastside 15. Turnovers — Woodlan 13, Eastside 14.

After seven years in Sprint Cup, young gun David Ragan has been racing for more than half his life


For many a NASCAR fan, David Ragan, of Unadilla, Ga., is considered one of the sport’s young guns. But as it was brought home to him a week ago at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway, he’s been around the sport quite a while. He’ll turn 28 on Christmas Eve, and he’s been racing for more than half of his life. He’s run seven full seasons in the elite Sprint Cup Series, with two wins, two poles and 34 top-10 finishes to his credit. In 99 Nationwide Series starts over the years, with just two full-time campaigns, he’s won twice, taken two poles and posted 46 top-10 finishes. But he was racing in Legends, Allison Legacy cars and Late Models for years before he ever broke into NASCAR. When Ragan returned to Myrtle Beach to compete in the track’s big 400-lapper for Late Model Stock cars, he ran as a teammate to Kaz Grala, who wound up finishing in second place, two spots ahead of Ragan. Grala really is a young guy. He’s just 14 and wasn’t old enough to understand the sport the last time Ragan raced at Myrtle Beach, back in 2003. On the same weekend at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Ragan saw Todd Gilliland, the 13-year-old son of his Sprint Cup teammate David Gilliland, finish second in a Limited Late Model race. “Talking to kids about something that happened at the track in the late 1990s, I realized they probably hadn’t been born then,” Ragan said. “That kind of puts it in perspective.” It also reinforces to Ragan just how lucky he is to compete at the level he does, and to be able to win races like this year’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. “There are a lot of talented drivers out there, but there are only 43 spots available in the Sprint Cup Series,” he said. “I really appreciate every opportunity I’ve

JTG Daugherty Racing, which fields the No. 47 driven by A.J. Allmendinger, has announced a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing. The team will be switching from Toyotas to Chevrolets as part of the move. “We certainly appreciate all the support that TRD (Toyota Racing Development) has provided to JTG Daugherty Racing for five years, and we are great fans of their business model,” JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter said in a release announcing the change. “As a single-car team, we feel that aligning directly with a successful multi-car organization like Richard Childress Racing is what will work best for us in 2014.” Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR

David Ragan won the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup race in 2013. ever gotten, and I don’t take anything for granted.” In the 400, Ragan qualified a disappointing 20th, but was satisfied with his fourth-place finish. “We passed a lot of cars,” he said. “And it was fun.” After enjoying a Thanksgiving break, Ragan attended the Georgia-Georgia Tech college football game, then headed south to Pensacola, Fla., to compete in the 46th-annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway on Dec. 8. The annual event is the most prestigious in asphalt Late Model racing and over the years has attracted some of NASCAR’s top drivers, including the late Dale Earnhardt. Previous winners include NASCAR veterans like Darrell Waltrip and Kyle Busch, and short-trackers like Fayetteville, Ga.’s Ron-

nie Sanders and Chase Elliott, who, like his father, Bill Elliott, started out racing on short tracks in the Southeast and quickly moved on to one of NASCAR’s top touring circuits. Ragan has run the Derby for the past three seasons, with his best effort coming last year, when he started on the pole and finished eighth behind Erik Jones, who recently became the youngest winner ever in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. “We had a shot to win it last year,” Ragan said. “We’re going back down there and give it our best shot again.” Ragan will drive his own car at the Derby, and his cousin Brett Ragan, a former car chief at Roush Fenway Racing now working at David Ragan’s Ford dealership in Perry, will serve as his crew chief.

Iowa Speedway purchased by NASCAR; will host Nationwide and Camping World Series in 2014 In recent months, there have been questions about the future and the finances of Iowa Speedway, the .875-mile track in Newton, Iowa, that was designed by Rusty Wallace and has drawn praise from drivers and fans alike. Veteran track manager Doug Fritz left the track several months ago, and there were published reports indicating that the track was behind on some of its bills, even though it drew good crowds for its NASCARsanctioned Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series races as well as the IndyCar events run there since the track opened in September 2006. But any doubts about the track were erased last week with the announcement that NASCAR had purchased the venue. “Iowa Speedway is a great entertainment facility with a very bright future,” Eric Nyquist, NASCAR vice president, strategic development, said in a release announcing the purchase. “The facility has the support of the region, it’s positioned well in the heart of the Midwest, and year in and year out it provides great short-track racing action for motorsports fans. “NASCAR ownership will allow us to draw on the entire resources of our company. It also provides us with the opportunity to execute firsthand a number of entertainment ideas and engagement opportunities with fans — much of which we have outlined repeatedly as the core of our Industry Action Plan.”

JTG Daugherty announces alliance with RCR

Harvick family escapes house fire

Kevin Harvick and his family got a scare last week when a fire broke out in their Oak Ridge, N.C., home. Reports indicated no injuries and only minor damage to their home.

Josh Wise leaving Front Row Motorsports

Front Row Motorsports posted a message on its Facebook page last week stating that Josh Wise, driver of the team’s No. 35 Ford for the past two seasons, has accepted a job driving for another, as yet unnamed, team beginning next season. The team said it plans to continue fielding the No. 35 and will likely have several different drivers share the ride. Wise ran 35 races this season, with an average finish of 34.9 and a best finish of 19th in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega, a race in which his teammates David Ragan and David Gilliland finished 1-2.

Almirola family announces new member

Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Ford at Richard Petty Motorsports, and his wife, Janice, announced the birth of their daughter, Abby Lynn Almirola, who was born last Thursday. Abby joins big brother, Alex.



Bonus points earned by Matt Kenseth for leading laps in 2013, tops among all Sprint Cup drivers.


Bonus points earned by Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer, the fewest of all drivers who made the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Iowa Speedway already has announced its 2014 schedule, and it includes two Nationwide races, one on May 18 and the other on Aug. 2. There will also be one Camping World Truck Series event in conjunction with the IndyCar series on July 11-12, and two NASCAR K&N Pro Series support races. Although many consider the purchase by NASCAR to be a sign that a Sprint Cup race will be held at the track, since NASCAR controls the schedule for all of its major divisions, the announcement said that there are no immediate plans to host

Cup races at Iowa. There will be a gathering in Des Moines on Thursday, Dec. 12, to outline additional details on the purchase and plans for the future. Information on this event will be announced soon. Season ticket holders may renew their tickets for the 2014 season, and will have an exclusive right to secure their current seats until Dec. 14. All other seats are available for purchase immediately, with season ticket prices starting at $95. For more information visit


Bonus points earned by David Ragan, 28th in the final Sprint Cup points standings, the most of any driver outside the top 15.


Positions gained in the last 10 percent of Sprint Cup races in 2013 by Dale Earnhardt Jr., tops among all drivers.

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Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Norwell 0 0 1 0 Columbia City 0 0 1 1 DeKalb 0 0 1 1 Homestead 0 0 1 1 New Haven 0 0 1 0 Bellmont 0 0 0 2 Carroll 0 0 0 2 East Noble 0 0 0 2 Saturday’s Results DeKalb 43, Eastside 26 Lakeland 62, East Noble 49 Homestead 70, Merrillville 42 Norwell 64, Adams Central 51 Penn 69, Carroll 56 Warsaw 46, Columbia City 35 Woodlan 62, Bellmont 40 Tuesday’s Games New Haven 52, Northrop 40 Friday’s Games Columbia City at Northrop DeKalb at FW North Side Blackhawk Christian at New Haven Concordia at Carroll Homestead at Warsaw Saturday, Dec. 7 Bellmont at Whitko Tuesday, Dec. 10 Churubusco at Columbia City Northrop at Carroll Homestead at FW South Side Leo at DeKalb Wednesday, Dec. 11 Huntington North at New Haven Saturday, Dec. 14 Columbia City at Marion DeKalb at Goshen East Noble at Snider Canterbury at Carroll Heritage at Bellmont Homestead at Bishop Dwenger New Haven at Leo Norwell at Southern Wells Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L West Noble 0 0 2 0 Angola 0 0 1 0 Fairfield 0 0 1 0 Lakeland 0 0 1 0 Eastside 0 0 1 1 Hamilton 0 0 1 1 Westview 0 0 1 1 Central Noble 0 0 0 1 Churubusco 0 0 0 1 Fremont 0 0 0 1 Prairie Heights 0 0 0 1 Saturday’s Results Angola 46, Wawasee 44 DeKalb 43, Eastside 26 Lakeland 62, East Noble 49 Garrett 62, Prairie Heights 51 Blackhawk Christian 85, Fremont 60 Hamilton 67, Clinton Christian 52 Northridge 54, Westview 50 West Noble 76, Bethany Christian 42 Friday’s Games Central Noble at Angola Churubusco at Westview Eastside at Canterbury Fairfield at Prairie Heights Fremont at Lakeland Hamilton at Elkhart Christian Saturday’s Games Bethany Christian at Prairie Heights Lakeland Christian at Hamilton Wawasee at West Noble Tuesday, Dec. 10 Churubusco at Columbia City Eastside at Blackhawk Christian Elkhart Christian at Prairie Heights Garrett at Fremont The Howe School at Hamilton Lakeland at Fairfield Whitko at Central Noble Woodlan at Angola Thursday, Dec. 12 NorthWood at Westview West Noble at Bremen Friday, Dec. 13 Northridge at Angola Saturday, Dec. 14 Fairfield at NorthWood Hamilton at Fremont Lakeland at Bethany Christian Prairie Heights at Eastside West Noble at Churubusco Westview at Central Noble Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Leo 0 0 1 0 Adams Central 0 0 1 1 Bluffton 0 0 1 1 Garrett 0 0 1 1 South Adams 0 0 2 1 Woodlan 0 0 1 1 Heritage 0 0 0 0 Southern Wells 0 0 0 1 Saturday’s Results Garrett 62, Prairie Heights 51 Norwell 64, Adams Central 51 Blackford 69, Bluffton 62 Leo 79, Whitko 46 South Adams 74, Daleville 33 Woodlan 62, Bellmont 40 Tuesday’s Games Wayne at Heritage South Adams 84, Muncie Burris 47 Friday’s Games Leo at Heritage South Adams at Bluffton Southern Wells at Adams Central Woodlan at Garrett Saturday, Dec. 7 Bluffton at Jay County Tuesday, Dec. 10 Garrett at Fremont Heritage at Lakewood Park Leo at DeKalb Southern Wells at Eastbrook Union City at Adams Central Woodlan at Angola Friday, Dec. 13 Adams Central at Canterbury Saturday, Dec. 14 Adams Central at Parkway, Ohio FW Blackhawk at Woodlan Heritage at Bellmont New Haven at Leo Northfield at Bluffton Norwell at Southern Wells South Adams at Jay County

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 0 0 4 0 Norwell 0 0 4 0 Columbia City 0 0 5 1 East Noble 0 0 3 1 DeKalb 0 0 3 2 New Haven 0 0 3 2 Carroll 0 0 1 4 Bellmont 0 0 0 4 Friday’s Results DeKalb 54, Northrop 53 Carroll 61, Bishop Dwenger 40 Columbia City 57, FW North Side 36 Homestead 83, Huntington North 52 Saturday’s Results Concordia 60, New Haven 25 Tuesday’s Games Leo 49, DeKalb 46 East Noble 59, Lakeland 25 Bellmont at Concordia Columbia City 51, Bishop Dwenger 26 Snider 60, Carroll 55, OT Wednesday’s Game New Haven at Wayne Thursday’s Game Homestead at Norwell Saturday’s Games New Haven at East Noble DeKalb at Bellmont Columbia City at Carroll Monday’s Game Marion at Carroll

Tuesday, Dec. 10 FW North Side at New Haven Wednesday, Dec. 11 Northrop at East Noble Homestead at Angola Bellmont at Leo Friday, Dec. 13 Bellmont at East Noble Carroll at DeKalb Homestead at New Haven Norwell at Columbia City Saturday, Dec. 14 Homestead vs. Grosse Pointe (Mich.) South in Best of Michigan Holiday Classic at Dearborn Heights Robichaud Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Fairfield 2 0 4 1 Westview 1 0 3 2 Angola 3 1 3 4 West Noble 2 1 4 2 Lakeland 2 1 4 3 Fremont 1 1 3 1 Churubusco 1 1 3 4 Prairie Heights 1 2 3 4 Hamilton 0 2 1 3 Central Noble 0 2 1 4 Eastside 0 2 0 4 Friday’s Results Angola 47, Lakeland 36 Churubusco 69, Eastside 46 Fairfield 45, Wawasee 22 West Noble 45, Fremont 38 Westview 60, Prairie Heights 41 Saturday’s Results Prairie Heights 59, Wawasee 46 Monday’s Result Central Noble 52, Blackhawk Christian 37 Tuesday’s Games Churubusco 66, Adams Central 54 Fairfield 57, Angola 45 East Noble 59, Lakeland 25 North Central (Ohio) 46, Hamilton 43 Garrett 57, Prairie Heights 33 West Noble 64, Wawasee 53 Northridge 54, Westview 38 Wednesday’s Games Fremont at Heritage Woodlan at Eastside Thursday’s Games Blackhawk Christian at Churubusco Westview at Bremen Friday’s Games Prairie Heights at Bethany Christian Saturday’s Games Angola at Central Noble Lakeland at Fremont West Noble at Eastside Westview at Churubusco Prairie Heights at Fairfield Lakeland Christian at Hamilton Tuesday, Dec. 10 Concord at Lakeland Central Noble at Bethany Christian Westview at Elkhart Christian Goshen at West Noble Wednesday, Dec. 11 Homestead at Angola Reading, Mich., at Fremont Friday, Dec. 13 Central Noble at Westview Churubusco at West Noble Eastside at Prairie Heights Fairfield at Lakeland Saturday, Dec. 14 Hamilton at Fremont Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 1 0 7 0 Leo 1 0 5 0 South Adams 1 0 4 0 Southern Wells 1 0 3 3 Woodlan 0 1 4 1 Heritage 0 1 2 2 Adams Central 0 1 1 4 Bluffton 0 1 1 5 Friday’s Results Garrett 67, Woodlan 37 Leo 48, Heritage 40 South Adams 53, Bluffton 33 Saturday’s Result Southern Wells 54, Adams Central 48 Tuesday’s Games Churubusco 66, Adams Central 54 Leo 49, DeKalb 46 Southern Wells 47, Mississinewa 28 Garrett 57, Prairie Heights 33 Wednesday’s Games Fremont at Heritage Woodlan at Eastside Thursday’s Game Muncie Burris at South Adams Saturday’s Games Garrett at Leo South Adams at Heritage Woodlan at Adams Central Southern Wells at Bluffton Tuesday, Dec. 10 Wes-Del at Bluffton Winchester at South Adams Wednesday, Dec. 11 Bellmont at Leo Thursday, Dec. 12 Blackhawk Christian at Heritage Friday, Dec. 13 Garrett at Adams Central Bluffton at Woodlan Heritage at Southern Wells Leo at South Adams

Prep Boys Baskebtall Scores Indpls Washington 76, Indpls Irvington 52 Cass County Tournament Caston 44, Pioneer 38

Prep Girls Basketball Scores Austin 56, Charlestown 49, OT Danville 59, S. Putnam 15 Delta 40, Winchester 33 Ev. Central 49, Ev. Harrison 44 Ft. Wayne Northrop 60, Whitko 49 Gary West 65, Hammond Noll 58 Hamilton Southeastern 43, Brownsburg 30 Heritage 60, Fremont 47 Indpls Perry Meridian 48, Greenwood 45 Lawrenceburg 49, Southwestern (Jefferson) 39 Northwestern 59, Maconaquah 31 Pendleton Hts. 70, Hamilton Hts. 53 Plainfield 54, Indpls Cathedral 45 Randolph Southern 51, Daleville 8 Silver Creek 70, Clarksville 47 Tipton 66, Taylor 44 Twin Lakes 46, Delphi 29 Union Co. 50, Seton Catholic 36 W. Lafayette 68, Rossville 15 Wabash 64, Peru 33 Woodlan 59, Eastside 44 Cass County Tournament Caston 45, Pioneer 22

National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 9 3 0 .750 322 Miami 6 6 0 .500 252 N.Y. Jets 5 7 0 .417 189 Buffalo 4 8 0 .333 267 South W L T Pct PF Indianapolis 8 4 0 .667 285 Tennessee 5 7 0 .417 264 Jacksonville 3 9 0 .250 174 Houston 2 10 0 .167 230 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 8 4 0 .667 292 Baltimore 6 6 0 .500 249 Pittsburgh 5 7 0 .417 263 Cleveland 4 8 0 .333 231 West W L T Pct PF Denver 10 2 0 .833 464

Girls Basketball Dawson wins weekly honor Garrett senior Brandi Dawson was selected as the District 1 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Subway Player of the Week for her efforts in helping Garrett improve to 6-0 last week. For the season, Dawson is averaging 27.1 points, 14.0 rebounds, 3.7 steals, 3.0 assists and 1.6 Dawson blocks per game.

PA 261 248 310 307 PA 274 267 352 323 PA 216 235 278 297 PA 317

Kansas City 9 3 0 .750 298 214 San Diego 5 7 0 .417 279 277 Oakland 4 8 0 .333 237 300 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 7 5 0 .583 329 303 Philadelphia 7 5 0 .583 300 281 N.Y. Giants 5 7 0 .417 237 297 Washington 3 9 0 .250 269 362 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 9 3 0 .750 312 230 Carolina 9 3 0 .750 285 157 Tampa Bay 3 9 0 .250 217 285 Atlanta 3 9 0 .250 261 340 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 7 5 0 .583 326 287 Chicago 6 6 0 .500 323 332 Green Bay 5 6 1 .458 294 305 Minnesota 3 8 1 .292 289 366 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 11 1 0 .917 340 186 San Francisco8 4 0 .667 297 197 Arizona 7 5 0 .583 275 247 St. Louis 5 7 0 .417 279 278 Thursday’s Games Detroit 40, Green Bay 10 Dallas 31, Oakland 24 Baltimore 22, Pittsburgh 20 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 23, Chicago 20, OT New England 34, Houston 31 Indianapolis 22, Tennessee 14 Jacksonville 32, Cleveland 28 Carolina 27, Tampa Bay 6 Philadelphia 24, Arizona 21 Miami 23, N.Y. Jets 3 San Francisco 23, St. Louis 13 Atlanta 34, Buffalo 31, OT Cincinnati 17, San Diego 10 Denver 35, Kansas City 28 N.Y. Giants 24, Washington 17 Monday’s Game Seattle 34, New Orleans 7 Thursday, Dec. 5 Houston at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Atlanta at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 Dallas at Chicago, 8:40 p.m.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 8 12 .400 — Philadelphia 7 12 .368 ½ Toronto 6 11 .353 ½ Brooklyn 5 13 .278 2 New York 3 13 .188 3 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 14 4 .778 — Washington 9 9 .500 5 Atlanta 10 10 .500 5 Charlotte 8 11 .421 6½ Orlando 6 12 .333 8 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 16 2 .889 — Detroit 9 10 .474 7½ Chicago 7 9 .438 8 Cleveland 6 12 .333 10 Milwaukee 3 15 .167 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 15 3 .833 — Houston 13 7 .650 3 Dallas 12 8 .600 4 Memphis 9 8 .529 5½ New Orleans 9 9 .500 6 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 15 3 .833 — Oklahoma City 13 3 .813 1 Denver 11 7 .611 4 Minnesota 9 10 .474 6½ Utah 4 15 .211 11½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 12 7 .632 — Golden State 11 8 .579 1 Phoenix 10 9 .526 2 L.A. Lakers 9 9 .500 2½ Sacramento 4 12 .250 6½ Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 126, Orlando 125,2OT Denver 111, Brooklyn 87 Boston 108, Milwaukee 100 Detroit 107, Miami 97 Memphis 110, Phoenix 91 Dallas 89, Charlotte 82 Oklahoma City 97, Sacramento 95 Golden State 112, Toronto 103 Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 98, Denver 88 Atlanta 107, L.A. Clippers 97 Phoenix 97, Houston 88 Detroit 105, Milwaukee 98 Dallas 100, New Orleans 97 Indiana at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, ppd. Oklahoma City at Portland, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games New York at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m. Miami at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Denver at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at New York, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Utah at Portland, 10 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF Boston 27 18 7 2 38 75 Montreal 29 17 9 3 37 80 Detroit 29 14 8 7 35 81 Tampa Bay 27 16 10 1 33 76 Toronto 28 14 11 3 31 77 Ottawa 28 11 13 4 26 82 Florida 28 7 16 5 19 61 Buffalo 28 6 20 2 14 48 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF Pittsburgh 29 19 9 1 39 89 Washington 28 14 12 2 30 83 N.Y. Rangers28 14 14 0 28 62 Philadelphia 28 13 13 2 28 63 New Jersey 29 11 12 6 28 64 Carolina 28 11 12 5 27 61 Columbus 28 11 14 3 25 68 N.Y. Islanders28 8 15 5 21 74 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF Chicago 29 20 5 4 44 105 St. Louis 26 18 5 3 39 91 Colorado 25 19 6 0 38 76 Minnesota 29 16 8 5 37 70 Dallas 26 13 9 4 30 74 Winnipeg 29 13 12 4 30 78 Nashville 28 13 12 3 29 63 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF San Jose 27 19 3 5 43 96 Anaheim 30 18 7 5 41 93 Los Angeles 29 18 7 4 40 76 Phoenix 27 16 7 4 36 91

GA 55 62 79 67 77 92 95 85 GA 66 82 71 68 71 79 80 96 GA 80 60 52 67 76 82 78 GA 62 80 62 86

Vancouver 30 15 10 5 35 80 78 Calgary 26 9 13 4 22 70 93 Edmonton 29 9 18 2 20 75 101 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2, SO San Jose 4, Toronto 2 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Carolina 4, Washington 1 Columbus 1, Tampa Bay 0 Ottawa 4, Florida 2 Dallas 4, Chicago 3 Vancouver 3, Nashville 1 Phoenix 6, Edmonton 2 Wednesday’s Games Montreal 4, New Jersey 3, SO Philadelphia 6, Detroit 3 Phoenix at Calgary, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Dallas at Toronto, 7 p.m. San Jose at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Florida, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Carolina at Nashville, 8 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Detroit at New Jersey, 7 p.m. San Jose at Carolina, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Columbus, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Chicago, 8 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

English Football Standings English Premier League GP W D L GF GA Pts Arsenal 14 11 1 2 29 10 34 Chelsea 14 9 3 2 28 14 30 Man. City 14 9 1 4 40 14 28 Liverpool 14 8 3 3 30 17 27 Everton 14 7 6 1 22 13 27 Tottenham 14 7 3 4 13 15 24 Newcastle 14 7 2 5 19 21 23 Southampton 14 6 4 4 18 13 22 Man. United 14 6 4 4 22 18 22 Aston Villa 14 5 4 5 16 16 19 Swansea 14 5 3 6 20 19 18 Hull City 14 5 2 7 12 18 17 West Brom 14 3 6 5 17 19 15 Stoke 14 3 5 6 12 18 14 Cardiff City 14 3 5 6 11 20 14 Norwich 14 4 2 8 12 28 14 West Ham 14 3 4 7 12 15 13 Fulham 14 3 1 10 12 26 10 Crystal Pal. 14 3 1 10 8 22 10 Sunderland 14 2 2 10 11 28 8 Tuesday, Dec. 3 Crystal Palace 1, West Ham 0 Wednesday, Dec. 4 Arsenal 2, Hull City 0 Liverpool 5, Norwich 1 Manchester United 0, Everton 1 Southampton 2, Aston Villa 3 Stoke 0, Cardiff City 0 Sunderland 3, Chelsea 4 Swansea 3, Newcastle 0 Fulham 1, Tottenham 2 West Brom 2, Manchester City 3 Saturday, Dec. 7 Manchester United vs. Newcastle, 1245 GMT Crystal Palace vs. Cardiff City, 1500 GMT Liverpool vs. West Ham, 1500 GMT Southampton vs. Manchester City, 1500 GMT Stoke vs. Chelsea, 1500 GMT West Brom vs. Norwich, 1500 GMT Sunderland vs. Tottenham, 1730 GMT Sunday, Dec. 8 Fulham vs. Aston Villa, 1330 GMT Arsenal vs. Everton, 1600 GMT Monday, Dec. 9 Swansea vs. Hull City, 2000 GMT England Championship GP W D L GF GA Pts Leicester 18 12 2 4 30 18 38 QPR 18 11 5 2 22 10 38 Burnley 18 10 6 2 29 13 36 Derby Cou. 18 9 4 5 35 25 31 Reading 18 8 7 3 27 20 31 Blackpool 18 8 7 3 22 16 31 Leeds 18 9 2 7 26 20 29 Nott. Forest 18 7 7 4 28 22 28 Ipswich 18 7 5 6 28 23 26 Hud. Town 18 7 5 6 24 21 26 B. & H. Albi. 18 6 7 5 21 17 25 Watford 18 6 6 6 27 24 24 Blackburn 18 6 5 7 22 22 23 Wigan Athl. 17 6 4 7 18 18 22 Doncaster 18 5 5 8 17 28 20 Middlesbro. 18 4 7 7 28 28 19 Birmingham 18 5 4 9 22 24 19 Bolton 18 4 7 7 17 23 19 Bournem. 18 5 4 9 22 35 19 Millwall 18 4 6 8 21 36 18 Charlton At. 18 4 5 9 14 21 17 Yeovil Town 18 4 3 11 14 24 15 Sheff. Wed. 17 2 8 7 20 28 14 Barnsley 18 3 5 10 18 36 14 Tuesday, Dec. 3 Birmingham 1, Doncaster Rovers 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1, Barnsley 2 Burnley 0, Watford 0 Ipswich 3, Blackburn 1 Millwall 2, Nottingham Forest 2 Queens Park Rangers 3, Bournemouth 0 Sheffield Wednesday 2, Leicester 1 Yeovil Town 1, Blackpool 0 Bolton 0, Huddersfield Town 1 Reading 1, Charlton Athletic 0 Wednesday, Dec. 4 Derby County 2, Middlesbrough 1 Leeds 2, Wigan Athletic 0 Saturday, Dec. 7 Derby County vs. Blackpool, 1215 GMT Birmingham vs. Middlesbrough, 1500 GMT Bolton vs. Doncaster Rovers, 1500 GMT Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Leicester, 1500 GMT Burnley vs. Barnsley, 1500 GMT Ipswich vs. Huddersfield Town, 1500 GMT Leeds vs. Watford, 1500 GMT Millwall vs. Wigan Athletic, 1500 GMT Queens Park Rangers vs. Blackburn, 1500 GMT Reading vs. Bournemouth, 1500 GMT Sheffield Wednesday vs. Nottingham Forest, 1500 GMT Yeovil Town vs. Charlton Athletic, 1500 GMT

Major League Soccer Playoff Glance KNOCKOUT ROUND Times EST Eastern Conference Thursday, Oct. 31: Houston 3, Montreal 0 Western Conference Wednesday, Oct. 30: Seattle 2, Colorado 0 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Eastern Conference New York vs. Houston Leg 1 — Sunday, Nov. 3: New York 2, Houston 2 Leg 2 — Wednesday, Nov. 6: Houston 2, New York 1, OT, Houston advanced on 4-3 aggregate Sporting KC vs. New England Leg 1 — Saturday, Nov. 2: New England 2, Sporting KC 1 Leg 2 — Wednesday, Nov. 6: Sporting KC 3, New England 1, OT, Sporting KC advanced on 4-3 aggregate Western Conference Portland vs. Seattle Leg 1 — Saturday, Nov. 2: Portland 2, Seattle 1 Leg 2 — Thursday, Nov. 7: Portland 3, Seattle 2, Portland advanced on 5-3 aggregate Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy

Leg 1 — Sunday, Nov. 3: LA Galaxy 1, Real Salt Lake 0 Leg 2 — Thursday, Nov. 7: Real Salt Lake 2, LA Galaxy 0, OT, Real Salt Lake advanced on 2-1 aggregate CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP Eastern Conference Leg 1 — Saturday, Nov 9: Sporting KC 0, Houston 0 Leg 2 — Saturday, Nov. 23: Sporting KC 2, Houston 1, Sporting KC advanced on 2-1 aggregate Western Conference Leg 1 — Sunday, Nov. 10: Real Salt Lake 4, Portland 2 Leg 2 — Sunday, Nov. 24: Real Salt Lake 1, Portland 0, Real Salt Lake advanced on 5-2 aggregate MLS CUP Saturday, Dec. 7: Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC, 4 p.m.

College Football Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 30 New Hampshire 45, Lafayette 7 Furman 30, South Carolina State 20 Coastal Carolina 48, BethuneCookman 24 Fordham 37, Sacred Heart 27 Tennessee State 31, Butler 0 Sam Houston State 51, Southern Utah 20 South Dakota State 26, Northern Arizona 7 Jacksonville State 55, Samford 14 Second Round Saturday, Dec. 7 Fordham (12-1) at Towson (10-2), 1 p.m. Coastal Carolina (11-2) at Montana (10-2), 2 p.m. New Hampshire (8-4) at Maine (10-2), 2 p.m. Tennessee State (10-3) at Eastern Illinois (11-1), 2 p.m. Furman (8-5) at North Dakota State (11-0), 3:30 p.m. South Dakota State (9-4) at Eastern Washington (10-2), 4 p.m. Jacksonville State (10-3) at McNeese State (10-2), 7 p.m. Sam Houston State (9-4) at Southeastern Louisiana (10-2), 8 p.m. Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 13 or Saturday, Dec. 14 Coastal Carolina-Montana winner vs. Furman-North Dakota State winner, TBA New Hampshire-Maine winner vs. Sam Houston State-Sutheastern Louisiana winner, TBA Jacksonville State-McNeese State winner vs. South Dakota State-Eastern Washington winner, TBA Fordham-Towson winner vs. Tennessee State-Eastern Illinois winner, TBA Semifinals Friday, Dec. 20 or Saturday, Dec. 21 TBD Championship Saturday, Jan. 4 At FC Dallas Stadium Frisco, Texas TBD, 2 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Signed C A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year contract. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with 1B Paul Konerko on a one-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Nathan on a two-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Signed LHP Scott Kazmir to a two-year contract. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Named Jay Bell bench coach and Don Long hitting coach. American Association AMARILLO SOX — Signed INF Charlie Mirabel. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Assigned G Dennis Schroder to Bakersfield (NBADL). CHICAGO BULLS — Recalled G Marquis Teague from Iowa (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Fined Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 for interfering with play against Baltimore during a Nov. 28 game. BUFFALO BILLS — Released RB Tashard Choice. Signed TE Tony Moeaki. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed WR Brian Tyms from the practice squad. Placed DL Desmond Bryant on the reserve/non-football illness list. Released LB Justin Staples from the practice squad. Signed DB T.J. Heath, DL Cam Henderson and LB Johnathan Stewart to the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS — Signed LB Julian Stanford. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Announced the resignation of vice president of sales and marketing Tim Connolly, effective Feb. 1, 2014. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released TE D.J. Williams. NEW YORK JETS — Signed LB Tim Fugger to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Placed LB Jonathan Casillas on injured reserve. Signed LB Danny Lansanah from the New York Jets’ practice squad. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Mike O’Shea coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled Fs Jeremy Morin and Joakim Nordstrom from Rockford (AHL). Reassigned F Brandon Pirri to Rockford. Assigned D Michael Kostka to Rockford on a conditioning assignment. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Recalled G Mike McKenna from Springfield (AHL). Assigned F Michael Chaput to Springfield. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled LW Reid Boucher from Albany (AHL). Placed F Ryan Carter on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 30. NEW YORK RANGERS — Agreed to terms with G Henrik Lundqvist on a contract extension. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled D Matt Taormina from Syracuse (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer NEW YORK RED BULLS — Re-signed MF Eric Alexander, D Kosuke Kimura and F Peguy Luyindula. COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN — Announced resignation of women’s volleyball coach Judy Green. CAMPBELL — Named Dawn Easley women’s lacrosse coach and Jessica Moulton women’s assistant lacrosse coach. DICKINSON STATE — Named Pete Stanton football coach. GRAMBLING STATE — Named Broderick Fobbs football coach. ST. ANDREWS — Named Joe Wilson men’s assistant lacrosse coach. TENNESSEE TECH — Named Steve Springthorpe women’s soccer coach.

Local Sports Briefs • The Railroaders travel to Leo on Saturday.

8th Grade Girls Basketball DeKalb falls to Norwell WATERLOO — DeKalb’s eighthgrade team lost to Norwell Tuesday night, 42-28. The Patriots had a rough second quarter and could not make up the difference in the second half. Leading the Patriots in scoring was Leigha Brown with 24 points and Allison Marlowe with four


7th Grade Girls Basketball Patriots defeated by Norwell WATERLOO — DeKalb’s seventh-grade girls team fell to Norwell Tuesday night, 28-12. The Patriots were neck-and-neck until the fourth quarter, when Norwell pulled away during a dry quarter for DeKalb. Scoring for the Patriots was Brooke-destinee Lockwood with seven points, Hannah McAfee with three points and Bethany Kelley with two points.


SPORTS BRIEFS • No. 8 Wisconsin stymies Virginia, 48-38 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Josh Gasser scored 11 points and No. 8 Wisconsin won a defensive struggle against Virginia 48-38 Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, giving coach Bo Ryan his 300th victory with the Badgers. The Badgers (9-0) extended their best start since 1993-94 by limiting Virginia to 23 percent shooting (11 for 47), including a stretch of nearly 22 minutes spanning halftime in which the Cavaliers managed just three field goals. The Badgers won going away despite shooting only 29 percent (15 for 52). London Perrantes led Virginia (7-2) with eight points. The Cavaliers tried to make a run by speeding up the slow pace midway through the second half, but came up well short.

Press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. today in Winston case TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The prosecutor overseeing the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston says it is completed. State Attorney Willie Meggs has scheduled a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday in his office to announce his findings. Meggs says investigators have learned as much as they can about the December 2012 incident. A lawyer for Winston has suggested that the star quarterback and the accuser had consensual sex. But the family of the victim has accused the 19-year-old of rape. Meggs has said he wanted to make sure prosecutors completed a thorough investigation before making a final decision. He has also said several times that it’s up to prosecutors to determine whether there is a “reasonable” chance of conviction.

NFL fines Steelers coach Tomlin $100,000 for stepping on field PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has been fined $100,000 for interfering with a play against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving. The NFL also said Wednesday that it would consider docking Pittsburgh a draft pick “because the conduct affected a play on the field.” In the third quarter of the Ravens’ 22-20 win last Thursday, Tomlin was standing on the restricted white border between the sideline and field during Jacoby Jones’ kickoff return. Jones had to swerve to avoid colliding with the coach and was tackled after a 73-yard return that might have gone for a touchdown if not for the obstruction. Tomlin briefly stepped onto the field before he jumped back. He was not penalized during the game for the rule violation. Tomlin said Tuesday he was “mesmerized” by watching the return on the video board and would accept any punishment.

Achonwa leads No. 4 Irish women past No. 10 Penn State STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Natalie Achonwa had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 Notre Dame in a 77-67 victory over No. 10 Penn State on Wednesday night. Jewell Loyd scored 17 points, Kayla McBride had 13 and Taya Reimer 12 for the Fighting Irish (7-0). Notre Dame led by 14 points at halftime and maintained it through most of the second half as Penn State got no closer than nine. Ariel Edwards scored 18 points for the Lady Lions (5-2). Dara Taylor added 14 points and Talia East 12.

Martin gets five-year deal at Miami (Ohio) OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Chuck Martin got a five-year contract to try to restore Miami of Ohio’s football program. Notre Dame’s offensive coordinator takes over a team that failed to win a game last season (0-12), only Miami’s fourth winless season since 1900. The RedHawks are 8-28 over the last three seasons. Martin was introduced on Wednesday, a day after agreeing to become the next coach. He is the latest addition to the “Cradle of Coaches,” a legacy that includes Notre Dame’s Ara Parseghian.

NBA game in Mexico City suspended due to smoke MEXICO CITY (AP) — The NBA says the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves has been postponed because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. The game scheduled for Wednesday night will be made up in Minnesota at a later date. The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before the scheduled 9:30 p.m. EST tipoff when a generator malfunction outside the arena sent smoke pouring into the building, according to NBA spokeswoman Sharon Lima. While the teams were warming up for their regular-season matchup, lights went out in parts of the arena and smoke began pouring out of vents in the upper deck.








Waiting for big Indiana buck a bad bet There are several possible reasons some hunters did not kill a buck during Indiana’s 16-day regular firearms season. Many of them fell victim to the greatly depleted deer herd and simply did not see a buck to shoot. For others, it was by OUTDOORS design. WITH DON The latter of the two is Don Mulligan part of a growing number of deer hunters who pass on nearly every deer they see. They love to hunt and are willing to wait for the perfect deer and the perfect shot. For these patient hunters, success is defined very differently than for the average meat hunter. Some of them are trophy hunters, but some simply don’t define success with a kill. Whatever the reason, they gamble every time they don’t pull the trigger, and the odds get worse every day the season progresses. In Indiana, passing on any legal buck is risky since deer have to survive more than 40 days of gun seasons. In nearly every other Midwestern state where gun seasons are measured in days versus weeks, letting a deer walk often means he will be bigger next year. Not


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One of the bucks Mulligan let walk this year in the hopes he makes it through until next year and is more mature.

here. Bucks who survive from one year to the next in Indiana have got to be lucky and blessed with an increasingly rare combination of un-hunted refuge and neighboring hesitant hunters. And while harvesting a mature buck (four-years-old or more) is not important to everyone, for some Hoosiers it is, despite the rules being stacked against them. Evidence of why waiting for and finding a mature buck are worse in Indiana than in any other Midwestern state is easy to find. A quick look at Boone and Crockett’s Trophy Watch illustrates how much better the odds are in nearly every state surrounding us. It is difficult to quantify

in one paragraph but when Boone and Crockett trophy entries are compiled for each county in Indiana and Illinois over the past five years, it is as if an ocean versus the Wabash River separates us. Illinois only has seven days of gun season, and the consistently higher numbers of trophy entries just across the state line show the results. Most Indiana hunters live and hunt here by choice, however, and despite there being a lot fewer mature bucks to choose from, many are willing to go home empty handed before they shoot a two-year-old buck. These hunters used to be able to wait until late bow season when the majority of hunters were out of the woods



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and leftover deer were finally returning to their natural, undisturbed routine. That was taken away from Indiana hunters last year when the IDNR started a new shotgun season lasting into January. For a few, mostly wealthy Indiana deer hunters there are still opportunities to see a mature buck in December. Because 95 percent of Indiana is privately owned, the IDNR can’t kill every deer (which certainly seems to be their goal), and a few mature bucks survive into the new year. The gamblers who have been waiting for them need to have access to some special property to get a crack at them, however. Contiguous parcels of 500 acres or more, that are made up of at least 50 percent cover and have been lightly hunted are the only places left in Indiana for mature bucks to reliably survive into the winter months. These sorts of private habitats exist in pockets around the state, and are generally responsible for mature deer harvests on smaller parcels near them. The owners of the big parcels sacrifice their time, money and provide old deer for everyone around them without thanks. Unless Hoosier hunters own such a place or the property next to someone who does, letting a small buck walk in November to gamble on a bigger buck in December is becoming a very bad bet in Indiana.


Maurers get deer Hunter Maurer, 11, harvested his first deer, an eight-point buck, during archery season in DeKalb County. Also, Luke Maurer, 16, got his fourth buck, a 5-point.

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DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I have “functional dyspepsia.” Medications haven’t helped. Could something more serious be wrong? DEAR READER: Dyspepsia is a medical term for persistent upper abdominal pain or discomfort. When doctors use the word “functional,” they mean that there is no identifiable cause for the problem. By this definition, the majority of people with dyspepsia may have functional dyspepsia. I dislike the term “functional,” for reasons I’ll explain later. For a diagnosis of functional dyspepsia (FD), a person has to have the following symptoms: fullness after meals, an appetite that is quickly quieted by a meal, and burning or pain in the high middle part of the stomach. In addition, there has to be no evidence of anything being wrong (such as an ulcer) in the anatomy of the esophagus


it implies that the problem isn’t “real.” It says that a person is faking or exaggerating symptoms in order to gain something — attention, sympathy, even money. “Functional” conditions are defined as symptoms without an identifiable cause for the problem. We doctors are supposed to figure out the cause of a person’s symptoms. When we can’t, we may regard it as a failure. And since we don’t like to fail, sometimes we react by implying or saying: “There’s nothing wrong with you. It’s all in your head.” In my opinion, for a doctor to use the term “functional dyspepsia” is to play a sad old game: Blame the victim. Instead of playing that game, why not try even harder to find causes of the symptoms? DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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Hezbollah leader assassinated Truck hauling BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — The attackers waited in an olive grove around midnight. As the Hezbollah commander pulled into the garage of his nearby apartment building, they went in after him. Five bullets were pumped into his head and neck from a silencer-equipped pistol — an assassination that reverberated across the Middle East. The killing early Wednesday of Hassan al-Laqis, described as a member of the inner circle of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, was the latest in a series of recent attacks against the Iranianbacked group. Hezbollah blamed Israel, which denied involvement. However, the Shiite militant group’s open support of Syrian President Bashar Assad has enraged Sunnis and left it with no shortage of enemies eager to strike at its strongholds and leadership. Dozens of people have been killed in deadly car bombings claimed by radical Sunni groups. The group’s participation in the civil war in Syria is highly divisive and unpopular in Lebanon, where many feel it has deviated from its raison d’etre of fighting Israel and exposed the Shiite community to retaliation. Most recently, two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, killing 23. An al-Qaida-affiliated group claimed responsibility, saying it was payback for Hezbollah’s support of Assad. Al-Laqis’ killing came shortly after Nasrallah accused Saudi Arabia of being behind the embassy bombings in a sharp escalation in rhetoric against the Sunni regional powerhouse. In a three-hour interview

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Hezbollah sheiks pray over the coffin wrapped by a Hezbollah flag of Hassan al-Laqis, a senior commander

with a local TV station, he indirectly suggested an alliance between Israel and Saudi Arabia was trying to destabilize his group. The Saudi monarchy is engaged in a proxy war with Iran over influence in the region, and in that, Riyadh has increasingly found common ground with the Jewish state. “The assassination is another notch in tensions between Hezbollah and Saudi Arabia,” said Kamel Wazne, founder of the Center for American Strategic Studies in Beirut. “There will be repercussions. It’s going to be more like an open battle,” he said. Two previously unknown Sunni groups claimed responsibility on Twitter for al-Laqis’ assassination, but the claims could not be verified.

for the Lebanese militant group who was gunned down outside his home Wednesday.

showed a man wearing beige-and-khaki military clothes, with neatly cut black hair and a graying close-cropped beard. There were conflicting reports on whether he was involved in the Syria war, where the group’s fighters have helped Assad’s troops gain the upper hand in key areas near the border with Lebanon. Marie Harf, deputy spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said the U.S. has seen reports of the killing and was looking to all parties “to cooperate with a full investigation.” “We’ve been very concerned by recurring instances of sectarian and political violence in Lebanon, and we have talked about the negative impact that Syria has had in Lebanon and Iraq,” she said.

Al-Laqis, 53, was killed as he returned home from work, Hezbollah said. “The brother martyr Hassan al-Laqis spent his youth and dedicated all his life in this honorable resistance since its inception up until the last moments of his life,” a statement from the group said. An official close to the highly secretive group said al-Laqis held some of Hezbollah’s most sensitive portfolios and was very close to Nasrallah and his inner circle, often acting as a link with officials in Tehran. “He was one of the brains behind much of the group’s operations,” the official said. Hezbollah distributed a photo of al-Laqis and said Israel had tried to kill him several times. The image

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A cargo truck hauling extremely dangerous radioactive material from used medical equipment was stolen from a gas station in central Mexico, and authorities sent out an alert in six central states and the capital to find it, Mexican officials said Wednesday. The truck was carrying a metal container of cobalt-60 headed to a nuclear waste facility in the state of Mexico, said Juan Eibenschutz, director general of the National Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards. Though the container is heavily sealed in lead, designed to be difficult to break and to survive accidents intact, he said it contains an amount of radioactive material that could do serious damage if opened. Direct exposure would result in death within a few minutes, he added. “This is a radioactive source that is very strong,” Eibenschutz told The Associated Press on Wednesday, adding that it can be almost immediately fatal, depending on proximity. “The intensity is very big if it is broken.” Eibenschutz didn’t know the exact weight, but that it was the largest amount stolen in recent memory, and the intensity of the material caused the alert. Local, state and federal authorities, including the military, are searching for the truck. The material was used

for obsolete radiation therapy equipment that is being replaced throughout Mexico’s public health system. It was coming from the general hospital in the northern border city of Tijuana, Eibenshutz said. The thieves most likely wanted the white 2007 Volkswagen cargo vehicle with a moveable platform and crane. Eibenschutz said there is nothing so far to indicate that the theft of the material was intentional or in any way intended for an act of terrorism. The thieves likely didn’t know what the truck was carrying, he said, and may have discarded the metal container, which he said is about a meter square. “If someone finds a big chunk of metal with radiation symbols all over it, they should notify us immediately and don’t open it,” Eibenschutz said. The truck marked “Transportes Ortiz” left Tijuana on Nov. 28 and was headed to the storage facility when it stopped to rest at a gas station in Tepojaco, in Hidalgo state north of Mexico City, driver Valentin Escamilla Ortiz told authorities. He said he was sleeping in the truck when two men armed with a gun approached about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. They made him get out, tied his hands and feet and left him in a vacant lot nearby. When he was able to free himself, he ran back to the gas station to get help.

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GARAGE DOOR AUCTION Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM Located at: Williams County Fairgrounds, Montpelier, OH (Rabbit Barn). Take ST 15 to RT 107, go west 3 miles to fairgrounds. Garage doors - most sizes available; garage door openers; garage door hardware; special size doors can be ordered day of auction at a discount price. For more info. 1-800-491-2575 or go to Terms: Cash, charge card and check with positive ID. 10% buyers premium will be charged. Tax will be charged unless you have vendors number. All doors must be removed 2 hrs. after completion of auction.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013 Starting at 10:00 AM SELLS REGARDLESS OF PRICE IMPROVEMENTS: Three bedroom home with 1,248 square feet, living room, kitchen, dining room, 2 baths, utility room, Florida room, natural gas forced air heat, central air, deck and 24’x28’ two-car detached garage. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 101, Witmer Lake Eagles Addition, LaGrange County, Indiana, lot size 50’x150’ TERMS: 10% non-refundable down payment due at the auction and the balance due in cash at final closing within 30 days. Property is being sold in “AS IS” condition. Buyer to pay 2013 taxes due in 2014. The annual taxes are $498.72. Possession day of closing. INSPECTION: For an appointment to view this property contact Strawser Auctions at 260854-2859. The property will be open for viewing 1 hour before the auction. AGENCY: Strawser Auctions and its staff are exclusive agents of the seller. DISCLAIMER: This property is being sold in “AS IS” condition. Prospective bidders are responsible for making their own inspections of the property with regards to condition, environmental, zoning, permits and any and all other inspections and approvals as may be necessary. All sizes and dimensions are approximate. VAN: 2003 Dodge Caravan with approximately 130,000 miles.


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COIN AUCTION Located at the LaGrange County 4-H Fairgrounds (1030 E 075 N, 2 miles east of LaGrange on US 20 to CR 200 E, then north ¾ mile to CR 75 N, then west ¾ mile to fairgrounds), LaGrange, Indiana

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013 STARTING AT 10:00AM • PREVIEW AT 8:30AM Over 600 lots of stamps, coins and currency. Large group of PCGS, NGC and ANACS certified coins. One owner accumulation. Dollars include 1877 and 1878-S Trade dollars- 1878-CC, 1879-O/O, 1879-S, 1981-S, 1882-O/S, 1882- CC, 1883-S, 1884- CC, 1886, 1888-O DDO “HOT LIPS”, 1890-CC, 1890-S, 1892-CC, 1894-O, 1895-O, 1899, 1900-S, 1904-O - PEACE 1921, 1926-S, 1927-S, 1928 and 1935- S. Other coins include 1808, half cent: 1819 and 1852 large cent; 1857 and 1858 Flying Eagle cents. Indian head pennies; Lincoln cents; Half dimes; nickels; liberty seated, barber, mercury and Roosevelt dimes; liberty seated, barber, standing liberty and Washington quarters; bust, liberty seated, barber and walking liberty halves. Older certified commemorative halves include 1918 Lincoln, 1920 Maine, 1922 Grant, 1924 Huegonot, 1936 Elgin, 1937 Roanoke and 1937-S Texas; coin albums; Fifteen lots of World coins; stamps, medals and CURRENCY. AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: This is a private single owner collection from a long time collector. NO SALES TAX. TERMS: Cash, check, MC, VISA (3% Buyers Premium for credit cards) Lunch Auction Conducted By: 200 North Main Street, Wolcottville, IN 46795 Office: (260) 854-2859 • Fax: (260) 854-3979 Auctioneer: Michael G. Strawser, AU01036470 & AC30700060 Auctioneer: Ron Levitz, Lic#AU19600009 Web site: E-mail: Member of the National Indiana • Michigan • Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association

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Tear offs, wind damage & reroofs. Call (260)627-0017

REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTION Very well located commercial building on the west side of SR 9, approx. 3 miles north of LaGrange, IN and 5 miles south of the 80/90 Toll Road. Currently operated as Wana Auto Sales.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013 BEGINNING AT 10:00 AM This commercial building is approximately 5,008 square feet with an office and kitchen area, a general retail area, auto service area and utility storage area. The building was built in 1972, is located on 2 acres, and has its own well and septic. Auctioneer’s Note: This is a growing commercial area with the new John Deere store now being completed a little south of this property. A great location for your business in a high traffic area.

20+ AUTOS & TRUCKS TRAVEL TRAILERS & RECREATIONAL VEHICLES GARAGE & SHOP EQUIPMENT & TOOLS • BUGGIES Terms: Cash, Good Check or Credit Card. Not Responsible For Accidents. Jim’s Lunch Wagon.

Wana Auto Sales •

3270 N. SR 9, Howe, IN 46746

Note: Auction will be held inside except for vehicles. Also, vehicles list is subject to change, as Wana still has the car lot open for business & vehicles will be sold with reserve. NOTE: *Also, the Jerald T. Chlebus Estate is consigning a 2012 Cadillac Escalade w/only 8,400 miles and 1996 Cadillac Deville w/102,000 miles and a bass boat and trailer. These will be sold regardless of price, as an estate is consigning them. Go to for more info and pics.

AUCTIONEERS Jerry O. Grogg AU01002223 LaGrange Dallas Martin AU01029776 Topeka Robert Mishler AU08701553 LaGrange Jeff Burlingame



All 2013 Models

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Buick LaCrosse SAVE 2013

B13093 Leather




3 In

Buick Regal Turbo




MSRP ..................... $35,415 Jim’s Discount ........ $3,468 Rebate...................... $1,500 Bonus Cash ............. $1,000




Buick Verano




SAVE 2013



Chevy Sonic LTZ SAVE





In Sto ck




MSRP ..................... $25,600

Lease Prices on 2014 Models!



Chevy Traverse LS 8

In Sto ck

Chevy Malibu LT 12






MSRP ..................... $20,845 Jim’s Discount ........ $1,662 Rebate...................... $1,000 or








Chevy Malibu LS In1St2 ock

MSRP ..................... $23,375 Jim’s Discount ........ $1,289 Rebate...................... $2,500 or

MSRP ..................... $23,975 Jim’s Discount ........ $1,615 Rebate...................... $1,000 or

In Sto ck




In Sto ck


In Sto ck

MSRP ..................... $33,930 Jim’s Discount ........ $3,393 Rebate...................... $1,000 Bonus Cash ............. $2,500






Chevy Silverado

Lease for



/mo. for 36 months


Chevy Equinox LS 13

In Sto ck


T14055 Reg. Cab

MSRP ..................... $31,670

Lease for $


MSRP ..................... $25,315

36 In


/mo. for 36 months



MSRP .......................... $25,750 Jim’s Discount ............. $1,827 Rebate........................... $1,000 Bonus Cash ..................... $750 Trade-In Bonus Cash ... $1,000 or

Lease for



/mo. for 36 months



*Buy payments are figured at 75 months at 4.99% plus tax and title. With approved credit. All rebates to dealer. **Lease payment figured at 36 months plus tax and $1,000 due at signing with approved credit. ***Trade-in Bonus Cash, must have a 1999 or newer trade-in to qualify.


Terry Ayers • Chip Baker Al Ehlinger • Brad Karris • Kim Langham Harold McDougle • Tod Perry Deb Gloor • Rudy Straley

575 W. HIGH ST., HICKSVILLE, OHIO • 1-800-686-2438 • ✓out our inventory at

The Herald Republican – December 5, 2013  

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

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