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GOOD MORNING Head Start fall registration starts FREMONT — Head Start in Steuben and LaGrange counties is accepting applications for fall enrollment for children ages 3-5. Children must be age 3 by Feb. 1, 2014, to be eligible. Centers are located in Fremont, Angola and LaGrange. The program runs four days a week, Monday through Thursday, beginning in September and running through May. For an application, call 495-4775 or 800-551-9819.

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INDIANAPOLIS — State legislators from northeast Indiana are reacting to Tuesday night’s State of the State address by Gov. Mike Pence. Pence asked lawmakers to support his plans to phase out the state’s business personal property tax, expand charter schools, launch a new scholarship program allowing low-income children to attend preschool and create a tax credit to promote adoption, The Associated Press reported. Issuing comments about the speech are Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, Rep. Dennis Zent,

R-Angola, and Sen. Sue Glick, R-LaGrange.

Zent “Governor Pence laid out critical agenda points that will impact policy Zent discussions during the 2014 session. With so many common goals, we should be able to work side-by-side to serve Hoosiers and better Indiana. “I am pleased that the governor shares our goal of making job creation a top priority. We share a commitment in addressing

Indiana’s skills gap by better equipping Hoosiers with the skills they need to fill jobs that are available right now and in the future. Preparing our workforce for the needs of today’s job market is a great first step towards helping folks in our community return to work.” Zent represents most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.

Smaltz “Tonight I had the opportunity to reflect on the legislative accomplishments of 2013 and hear Gov. Pence’s goals for 2014 as he gave his second State of

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is reminding motorists who hold commercial driver’s licenses that the deadline to self-certify is Jan. 30. It says federal regulation requires license holders to certify to the BMV the type of commercial motor vehicles that they operate, or intend to operate, and to acknowledge that they’ve met medical requirements. Self-certification can be completed free of cost online at www.mybmv.com or at a BMV branch when completing a transaction. The BMV says failure to self-certify will disqualify the commercial driving privileges Feb. 1.

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the State address. Gov. Pence’s remarks align well with my beliefs regarding the needs of Hoosiers and the goals for this legislative session. “Like our governor, I believe we must continue work that will attract employers to our state and protect Hoosier taxpayers. We took a big step last year with creating the Indiana Career Council, which is helping equip Hoosiers for our growing workforce, and this session we will focus on creating the best business climate for job growth. I am working on multiple bills to address issues in these areas, and I SEE ADDRESS, PAGE A8

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GOSHEN — More people are using food stamps, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, to pay for items at farmers market. The Goshen News reports Alan Shannon, director of public affairs for the USDA’s food and nutrition service in the Midwest, said $47,644 worth of food stamps was spent at Indiana farmers markets in 2013 — more than twice what was spent in 2011. Many of the vendors who sell food at the Steuben County Farmer’s Market accept SNAP. Jo Ellen Davis, manager of the Goshen Farmers Market, said that more than $2,000 in SNAP benefits was spent at the market in 2013 — the first full year that the market has accepted SNAP as payment.

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A rest after dinner This bald eagle takes a break after eating a creature plucked from Clear Lake on Tuesday. A pair of eagles has been spotted frequenting and feeding in the Clear Lake

area. Many residents have spotted bald eagles across Steuben County this winter, in addition to those that have taken up residence in Pokagon State Park.

ANGOLA — The city of Angola is in the process of making its sexually oriented business ordinance more specific. The Angola Plan Commission agreed on Monday to amend the ordinance, which is part of the city’s unified development ordinance. The sexually oriented business ordinance states guidelines on such businesses, which are allowed in the city’s industrial zoning districts. Alva and Sandra Butler, Fort Wayne, and their company, BBL Inc., have sued Angola in federal court. The Butlers allege their First and 14th Amendment rights have been violated by the city upon trying to open a strip club at the former location of Slider’s Grill and Bar, 310 W. Wendell Jacob Ave. When Butler bought Slider’s in August 2012, strip clubs were allowed in C-2 zoning, which covered his property. After a new ordinance was enacted by the city in November 2012, such clubs are now allowed in industrial zoning districts. In amending the ordinance, Angola Plan Director Vivian Likes said she was requested to better define public gathering places by Angola Councilman Dave Martin. “We were given direction to be more specific,” Likes said. SEE PUBLIC, PAGE A8

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INDIANAPOLIS — Two local Steuben County school districts earned A’s, and two showed improvement in quality grades released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Education. The grades apply to entire school districts. They arrived four weeks after the state released grades for individual schools in December. Fremont Community Schools repeated its A grade from 2012. The Prairie Heights school district improved to an A for 2013 after earning a B in 2012. The Metropolitan School District of Steuben County improved to a B grade after earning C in 2012, joining Prairie Heights in showing improvement. The Hamilton Community Schools district earned a C for the second consecutive year. Local school officials said point totals the state provides with the letter grades are taken from a comparison of peer groups across the state for each school district’s enrollment. The Prairie Heights Schools Corp. advanced from 3.09 points last year to 3.63 points this year. “We did well. I’m not really surprised. We had a good year and focused,” said Jeff Reed, Prairie Heights Schools assistant superintendent.

Reed said points are compiled as part of a complex formula including achievement growth, graduation rates, ISTEP scores and attendance on a 4.0-scale. Reed said Prairie Heights once again will dissect the data and react accordingly. At MSD schools, “The increased letter grades can be attributed to continued programming refinement and collaborative data analysis for students. As we continue to focus on K-12 language arts and math, we hope to improve each year,” said Cyndi Nusbaum, curriculum director for MSD schools. MSD builds in a weekly collaboration time for teachers and administrators, dismissing a half-hour early every Wednesday. On a school-by-school basis as well as districtwide, test scores and other data are used to provide programming that can help students where it appears they need it. Last school year, MSD began using Five Easy Steps to Balanced Math, which focuses on problem solving in computations. Reading has been emphasized with literacy groups, established six years ago at the elementary level and several years ago at the middle school level. Hamilton Community Schools SuperintenSEE GRADES, PAGE A8

School accountability grades The following grades for local school corporations were released by the Indiana Department of Education on Wednesday after individual school grades were released last month. The grades are based on a 4-point scoring system, with 4 being the highest possible grade, much like a grade point average. School corp.

2013 2013 2012 2012 grade points grade points DeKalb Eastern C 2.92 C 2.90 G-K-B* C 2.85 B 3.39 DeKalb Central B 3.44 C 2.88 Prairie Heights A 3.63 B 3.09 Westview B 3.31 B 3.29 Lakeland C 2.40 B 3.04 Central Noble C 2.28 C 2.29 East Noble B 3.16 B 3.19 West Noble C 2.49 C 2.68 Fremont A 3.65 A 3.78 Hamilton C 2.50 C 2.70 MSD of Steuben B 3.12 C 2.86 Smith-Green C 2.72 C 2.88 * Garrett-Keyser-Butler SOURCE: INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


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Six people arrested in Steuben ANGOLA — The following people were arrested Tuesday and Wednesday by law enforcement officers working in Steuben County and lodged in the Steuben County Jail. • Ronald J. Burnett, 46, Angola, arrested in the 300 block of Oak Street for misdemeanor battery. • Troy Frank, 26, Angola, arrested in the 300 block of Oak Street for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and interference with reporting a crime. • Derick E. Keene, 24, Angola, arrested on a warrant for misdemeanor failure to appear. • Laundavier J. Pritchett, 22, Angola, arrested on a warrant for felony theft. • Melissa A. Strong, 39, Angola, arrested on a warrant for felony child nonsupport. • Michael R. Sutera, 40, Angola, arrested at the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department for felony criminal recklessness and pointing a firearm.

Two from Steuben jailed in Albion ALBION — Two people from Steuben County were booked into the Noble County Jail Tuesday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. • Ricky Lee Payton, 32, Turkey Lake, Hudson, was booked on a warrant for being a habitual traffic law violator. • Garry Louis Strowmatt Jr., 40, Pleasant Lake, was booked on a body attachment writ.

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ANGOLA — The Steuben County Bar Association offers a unique service every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday, more than a dozen local lawyers will be available at the Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for Talk to a Lawyer Today. Steuben County is a statewide leader in the program, established in 2002. This is the fourth year the Steuben County Bar Association has assembled attorneys in conjunction with the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana and the Indiana Bar Association. It is one of three counties providing the free service this year; sites

are also being set up in Fort Wayne and Huntington. People can talk to a licensed attorney about any legal issue for 15 to 20 minutes. They are there to provide free advice and guide people to resources. Sometimes, the advice can help a person tie up the loose ends of a legal matter without any further consultation or expense, said Angola attorney Michael Morrissey, who is on the board of directors for the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana and organizes the Steuben County event. People from the 11-county northeastern Indiana district formerly were encouraged to attend Talk to a Lawyer Today at the Allen County Public Library, but it was a prohibitive distance for some,

Morrissey said. He started an Angola site after being approached by Carnegie’s program coordinator Dina Ferree about the popularity of the program in Allen County. It is held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day when courthouses are closed. Sixteen attorneys that work in the area have signed up to take shifts Monday. “People should take advantage of that,� said Morrissey, who screens participants and suggests the appropriate lawyer for them to talk to. While the lawyer may not have specific knowledge on a subject, “they can get them to somebody who would be able to answer those questions,� he said. Family law matters — such as custody and divorce — tend to be the

most common brought to Talk to a Lawyer Day, said Morrissey. Other potential topics include criminal law, bankruptcy and potential civil suits. The attorneys at the free day cannot be hired; they are there for free consultation only. Their participation satisfies continuing education credits for those who have taken certain courses, said Morrissey, though some of the lawyers choose to volunteer to provide their expertise one day a year as a community service. Those who are unable to attend Talk to a Lawyer Today can call the Volunteer Lawyer Program on Monday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 407-0917 or 877-407-0917. Spanishspeaking people can call 800-266-2851.

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ASHLEY — The Ashley Town Council renewed the town’s fire protection contract with Smithfield Township at a meeting Monday night. The Ashley Fire Department will serve Smithfield Township for a contracted fee of $13,080, a slight increase from last year, said Councilman Randy McEntarfer. Ashley lies in the northwest corner of

Smithfield Township, which takes in 36 square miles of north-central DeKalb County. The Ashley council also renewed its contract for services from the Steuben County Economic Development Corp. for $2,519 in 2014. Council members re-elected Don Farrington as their president, with Randy McEntarfer as vice president and the council’s representa-

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Saturday, Jan. 18 • Jamestown Township Advisory Board, trustee’s office, 4705 N. C.R. 300W, Fremont, 10 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 20 • Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County Board, library, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola, 4 p.m. Rescheduled meeting. • Fremont Community Schools Board, administration building, 1100 W. Toledo St., Fremont, 6:30 p.m. • Prairie Heights Community Schools Board, administration building, 305 S. C.R. 1150E, Brushy Prairie, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 21 • Fremont Tree Board, Fremont Public Library, town hall, 205 N. Tolford St., Fremont, 5:30 p.m. • Fremont Town Council, town hall, 205 N. Tolford St., Fremont, 6 p.m. • Angola Common Council, city hall, 210 N. Public Square, Angola, 7 p.m. Services, finance and budget committee meets 6 p.m. • Metropolitan School District of Steuben County Board, Angola Middle School, 1350 E. Maumee St., Angola, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 23 • Hudson Planning commission, town hall, 115 Parsonage St., Hudson, 6:30 p.m.

tive to the Region 3-A planning council. Mike Hasselman serves as the third member of the Ashley council. The council passed an ordinance affecting new police officers on its first reading, with some adjustments expected before final passage, McEntarfer said. The ordinance would require new police officers to reside with 20 miles of Ashley as a condition of employment. An officer

would have to live within five miles of the town to qualify to take a police vehicle home. The town has three full-time police officers. McEntarfer said the council expects two of those officers to leave or retire later this year. McEntarfer said the council is dealing with a $50,000 reduction in Ashley’s property tax income for December due to successful challenges of property assessments.

Teacher license battle looms INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Educators are again fighting watered-down requirements for Indiana teachers that were pushed through by officials after opponent Glenda Ritz was elected superintendent of public instruction. The state Board of Education approved some of the changes following the 2012 election despite Ritz’s urgings to put off a vote, but Ritz hasn’t implemented them and the state attorney general’s office questioned some of the proposal’s wording last year. A new version is being discussed in public forums across Indiana, where they’re drawing heated criticism from teachers, who could face losing their licenses if they don’t consistently meet performance requirements. The board could vote again as soon as March, The Indianapolis Star reported Wednesday. The proposal would allow anyone with a four-year college degree and a 3.0 GPA to teach under an “adjunct� license after passing a test, but they would

have to receive training afterward. It also reduces requirements for school superintendents. An educator with a master’s degree and two years of teaching experience could manage a school district without passing a rigorous exam that currently is required. Indiana University School of Education Dean Gerardo said at a public forum Tuesday in Indianapolis that the board wants to hold existing teachers more accountable while opening the doors to the classroom to people with no training in education. “How can we require more of our students and less of our teachers and school leaders?� asked Gonzalez, one of about a dozen educators who criticized the proposed changes. “When we lower standards we find that academically talented, highly motivated young people who are passionate about teaching turn away from it.� He said the changes open teaching careers “to anyone with a college degree.�

However, junior high school teacher Sean Steele liked part of the proposal that would loosen requirements for fine arts teachers. Steele, who teaches at Orleans Community Schools in southern Indiana, said he had been an artist all his life. “Art should not be treated any differently than other subjects,� Steele said. “It should not be the sacred cow.� Bennett’s stronger 2012 proposal also would have let teachers instruct students with special needs without first getting the coursework that currently is required. In 2012, teachers cried out against a provision that would have taken away licenses from teachers with consecutive low performance evaluations. Though the most criticized rules were removed, the rest were approved at a December meeting, one month before Ritz took over the state’s top education post. Ritz had asked the Board of Education to hold off until after she took office.


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ANGOLA — Bessie Victoria Noll Boyer was born on November 11, 1918, in Salem Township to Samuel Martin and Ida Viola Allen Noll. She spent her childhood years in Salem Center Community, going to Salem Center School and graduating in 1937. She attended the Trinity Reformed Church near the family farm. She was a member of the Orland Methodist Church and in her later years belonged to Salem Center Presbyterian Church. In 1938, she was married to Donald Maurice Boyer. This union was blessed with three daughters, Donna Mae Boots who died in 1971, Diana Marie Wilson of Parma, Mich., who died in 2005, and LouAnn Gaff; two sons, Jerald Boyer of Angola and Richard Boyer of Angola; 18 grandchildren; 40-plus great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by seven brothers; her husband; and a grandson, David Scott Livengood in 1968. Her life was spent doing the most important thing to her which was taking care and doing for her family, whom she loved so very dearly. God loved the family and guided them through life. He always walked beside them in joyful times and consoling and strengthening them in trying times. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson, with calling at the funeral home on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Pastor Bill Hambright will officiate and burial will be in Block Cemetery. Memorials are to Salem Center Presbyterian Church. To send online condolences go to www. dalejohnsonfh.com.

ANGOLA — Warren E. “Bud” DeLong, 79, passed away Tuesday January 14, 2014, at his home in Angola. He was born February 17, 1934, in Pleasant Lake to Glenn and Daisy (Landers) Mr. DeLong DeLong. Bud was a longtime truck driver and worked at Bossell Salvage in Auburn for a number of years. He also worked for Commercial Wood Products of Hudson. He loved to hunt and fish and was involved in racing on the local oval dirt and asphalt tracks for many years. He married Suzanne Barnett on Nov. 6, 1970 in Fremont and she passed away March 14, 1991. Surviving are three sons and a daughter, Randal (Sharon L.) DeLong of Garrett, Richard (Beverly) DeLong of Butler, Rebecca DeLong of Altona and Rodney (Sharon A.) DeLong of Pierceton; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 12 siblings. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn. Burial will be in Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett. Calling is Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Preferred memorials can be directed to the family. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark. com.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Dorothy Leota Johnson of St. Simons Island passed away peacefully at the age of 100 on January 13, 2014 at Magnolia Manor. Dorothy was born September 9, 1913, in Akron, Ohio, Mrs. to British Johnson immigrant parents, James and Elizabeth Neal. She completed a nursing diploma program at Akron City Hospital in 1933, and became a registered nurse. Her nursing career spanned five decades and included hospital work, private practice and many decades of work with the American Red Cross. On May 18, 1934, Dorothy married Byron ‘‘Barney’’ T. Johnson. Barney became her life partner for an amazing 69 years. Dorothy and Barney lived in various locations including Ohio, Indiana, Jekyll Island, Ga., and St. Simons Island, Ga. Barney, a long time employee and executive at Cooper Tire and Rubber Products, died in 2003. Along the way, they had a daughter, Judy (now deceased) and son, John, who lives on St. Simons Island. Dorothy talked continuously about and now leaves five wonderful grandchildren: Todd Johnson of Indianapolis, Susie Lenhard (TJ) of Cincinnati, David Lenhard (Cheryl) of Crystal Lake, Illinois, Lynne Koehler of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and Mitch Lenhard (Tami) of Erie, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren: Julianna, Jake, Olivia, Eric and Evan. She loved golf, bridge, mahjong and her book club. She especially enjoyed being with the ladies who participated in these activities. But her favorite times were the years she spent walking 18 holes of golf with Barney in both Auburn, Indiana, and on Jekyll Island. Edo Miller Funeral Home is handling the cremation. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to her beloved Presbyterian Church of Auburn, Ind., or to the Hospice of the Golden Isles. The family was fortunate to be able to celebrate Dorothy’s life with her at her 100th birthday party. No further memorial is planned. To send online condolences go to www. edomillerandsons.com.

NEW LEBANON, Ohio — Phyllis Lorene (Uhl) Goins of Trotwood passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014. She was born in Preble County, Ohio, on June 28, 1921, to Willard and Mabel Uhl. Phyllis married her husband, Ralph Mrs. Goins Emerson Goins, on June 30, 1944. The couple made their home in Montgomery County on the farm until building and moving to Millard Road. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bob and Dick Uhl; sisters, Marlene Uhl and Margie McKee; brothers-in-law, Dick O’Dell, Clayton Goins, John Huber and Floyd Goins; and sisters-in-law, Joyce Huber and Louise Goins. She is survived by her husband, Ralph; sons, Philip (Sharyn) Goins and Ned (Doris) Goins; grandchildren, Chad (Jennifer) Goins, Heather (Brandon) Lukich, and Steven (Anna) Goins; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Audrey, Grant, Zoe, and Nora; and a sister, Sally O’Dell. Phyllis spent her life as a homemaker and mother, and helping her husband. She was also a lifelong member of Salem Lutheran Church, West Alexandria. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 17, from 1-3 p.m. at Rogers’ Funeral Home in New Lebanon. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brian Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Valley Cemetery at Gratis. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to VITAS Hospice or Salem Lutheran Church. To send online condolences go to www. RogersFuneralHomes.com.

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HUNTERTOWN — Henry A. Lepper Jr., 84, of Huntertown died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at his residence. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Our Hope Lutheran Church, 1826 Trinity St., Huntertown and from 9-10 a.m. on Friday at the church. Funeral services will be at 10:12 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are to Our Hope Lutheran Church or Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control, 3020 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Thomas Funeral Home in Garrett is in charge of arrangements.

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Apple to refund $32.5 million WASHINGTON (AP) — Kids gleefully snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while absorbed by games on their mobile devices. Parents felt the sting of sometimes hefty charges from Apple Inc. incurred by accident or without their permission. Following tens of Ramirez thousands of consumer complaints, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Apple Inc. will pay at least $32.5 million to settle a federal case involving those in-app purchases. Apple also must change its billing practices to make it more obvious that an actual purchase is taking place during the course of the game or app. Just how could a kid buy these things without mom or dad’s knowledge and run up bills into the hundreds of dollars or more? A game-player wants to advance to a new level or buy coins, a chest of gems or treats for a virtual pet. It takes a click, and then the app asks for a password, and a parent punches it in. But, according to the FTC complaint, Apple did not make it clear that they were buying something. Parents also were not told that entering the password started a 15-minute clock

during which kids could make unlimited purchases without any further action by an adult, the agency said. A single purchase generally can range from 99 cents to $99, the commission said. One parent told the FTC that her daughter had spent $2,600 in “Tap Pet Hotel,” in which kids can build their own pet lodging. The game is free to download and play, but it takes in-app purchases for treats and coins for the pets. Others consumers reported unauthorized purchases by children totaling more than $500 in the apps “Dragon Story” and “Tiny Zoo Friends.” “You cannot charge consumers for purchases they did not authorize,” said Edith Ramirez, the commission chairman. Apple will have until Mar. 31 to come up with a billing system that ensures the company obtains consumers’ informed consent before billing them for in-app purchases. The settlement involves all apps in which minors made unauthorized purchases. It addresses the same issue raised in a class-action lawsuit that Apple resolved last year. In that case, Apple agreed to contact 28 million of its app customers to offer them a $5 store credit or a $30 cash refund if their children had spent at least that much money without parental consent.

Court upholds conviction of Michael Jackson doctor LOS ANGELES (AP) — An appellate court on Wednesday unanimously upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson’s doctor, determining there was substantial evidence of his guilt presented at trial. The ruling by the California 2nd District Court of Appeal came less than three months after former cardiologist Conrad Murray was released. He served two years in jail for causing Jackson’s 2009 death. The 68-page ruling includes lengthy recitations of the evidence against Murray, who was convicted in 2011 of giving Jackson a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol in June 2009 while the superstar was preparing for a series of comeback concerts titled “This Is It.” The six-week trial focused on Murray’s care of Jackson, including nightly doses of propofol to help the entertainer sleep. In its opinion, the appeals court determined that Superior Court Judge

Michael Pastor was within his right to impose the maximum sentence of four years. Murray’s “callous disregard for Mr. Jackson’s health and safety was shown throughout the trial from the manner in which he administered a number of dangerous drugs to Mr. Jackson without the appropriate medical equaipment, precautions or personnel in place, and to the manner in which he left Mr. Jackson unattended,” the opinion states. “The evidence demonstrated that Mr. Jackson was a vulnerable victim and that (Murray) was in a position of trust, and that (Murray) violated the trust relationship by breaching standards of professional conduct in numerous respects,” it said. The former physician was released from jail in October due to a change in California law requiring nonviolent offenders to serve their sentences in county jails and as a result of credits for good behavior.

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New Arrivals • Treyson Michael Gardner was born Jan. 7, 2014 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, to Steven Gardner and Danielle Morris of Angola, weighing 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Gardner Grandparents include Chuck and Sheila Gallagher of Defiance, Ohio, and Dean and Lisa Gardner of Angola. He joins sisters Cali and Addison. Ethan James Taylor was born Jan. 8, 2014 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, to John Mann and Sarah Taylor of Angola. Taylor Grandparents include Paul and Rita Taylor of Angola and Eric and Corrina Mann of Camden, Mich. He joins brother John Taylor, 2. Alex Zander Emerick was born Jan. 10, 2014 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, to Ryan and Cathryne Emerick HainesHolman Emerick of Angola, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents include Jeff Holman and Kathy Haines of Angola and Jack Emerick and Alice Treace of Bryan, Ohio. He joins brother Zeeq, 3.

Marriage licenses • ANGOLA — The following wedding licenses were approved by the Steuben County Clerk of Courts. • Matthew Joseph Irwin and Cheryle Sue Hyska, both of Angola. • Paul N. Schmucker and Katie E. Schwartz, both of Hamilton. • Mark Steven Morgan, Angola, and Ehren V. Jackson, Fremont. • James Robert Loy and Tania J. Woosley, Fremont.

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Briefs • Gen. Lee gets local spotlight at meeting ANGOLA — The Steuben County Geneaological Society will host a program on Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monday at the Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St. Chuck Eberle, a nationally known descendent of the famous Civil War figure, will tell “the rest of the story,” says a preview on the meeting. The meetings are open to anyone, and are held monthly at the library at 7 p.m.

Angola class hosting reunion for multiple years, schools ANGOLA — The Angola Class of 1992 will host a reunion on Aug. 9 at Pokagon State Park. The cost is $10 per person and it is open to all the surrounding schools and all graduating years. There will be a cash bar and DJ. Those interested may contact Jode Wilber at 313-655-9995.

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• Euchre Community Game: 9:30 a.m. Steuben County Council on Aging, 317 S. Wayne S.t, Angola. 665-9856 • Angola Kiwanis Meeting: Noon. Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, 416 E. Maumee St., Angola. 665-2141 • Bariatric Support Group: 5 p.m. Coachlight Coffee House, 30 N. Public Square, Angola. • Beginner Quilt Class: 6 p.m. Angola High School, 350 S. John McBride Ave., Angola.

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Monday, January 20 • GED Classes: 4 p.m. Steuben County Literacy Coalition, 1208 S. Wayne St., Angola. 665-3357 • Angola Rotary Meeting: 6 p.m. Elks Lodge, 2003 N. Wayne St., Angola.

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Briefs • ‘Miracle on Hudson’ remembered on fifth anniversary NEW YORK (AP) — The pilots and some passengers on a plane that made an extraordinary landing on the Hudson River marked the fifth anniversary of that remarkable event on Wednesday, giving thanks to those who kept everyone on the flight alive. “I’m filled with joy and gratitude about what was able to be accomplished by so many five years ago today and the fact that all 155 passengers and crew are here today because of it,” said Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, who gained instant fame for his calm handling of US Airways flight 1549. The flight had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport when a flock of geese disabled the engines. Sullenberger safely glided to a water landing and all 155 passengers and crew members were rescued in what became known as the “miracle on the Hudson.” Sullenberger and about a half-dozen passengers gathered at the NY Waterway ferry terminal to thank the ferry boat company, whose boats quickly got to the downed plane and rescued people. They then boarded a boat and sailed out to the area of the landing, where they raised a toast.

J.C. Penney cutting jobs, closing stores NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling department-store operator J.C. Penney announced it will cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as it tries to get back on the path to profitability. The news raises concerns that Penney’s holiday season sales were not what the company hoped for and that the chain needs to do even more to recover from a turnaround plan that has had disastrous results. J.C. Penney Co., based in Plano, Texas, said earlier this month said it was pleased with its holiday results but declined to give sales figures, raising worries among Wall Street analysts about how the season actually fared. The cuts announced Wednesday should save more than $65 million annually. The company will take $26 million in pretax charges in the third quarter and $17 million in future quarters. Penney has 116,000 staffers and operates more than 1,100 stores. All the job cuts are related to the store closings.

People • Grown-up Busch enjoys police series NEW YORK (AP) — Sophia Bush is happy to be hanging with the grown-ups. She spent nine years on the CW series “One Tree Hill,” which followed a group of young people from their teens into their twenties. Now the 31-year-old Bush actress plays a cop closer to her own age on NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” airing Wednesdays (10 p.m. EST). “Finally!” she exclaimed in a recent interview when asked about what it means to make the transition. “When you’re working on a show whose subject matter is deemed to be teen, even though it evolved out of that, there’s still an energy to it that can be very frustrating as an adult human being and it was really hard for a lot of us,” she said. “As the years went on we felt that we were growing and our characters were growing but there was still this really terrible high-school bully energy.”

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Kerry brushes off criticism from Israel JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday played down criticism by Israel’s defense minister of American efforts to broker peace in the Middle East, saying he wouldn’t let “one set of comments” undermine his work. With his subdued reaction, Kerry appeared to be attempting to quickly move beyond the uproar that exploded Tuesday over the comments reportedly made by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. After harsh criticism from Washington, Yaalon issued a late-night apology. Speaking to reporters in Kuwait, Kerry said that he speaks regularly with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said they were both “very committed” to moving forward on peace efforts. “We just can’t let one set of comments undermine that effort, and I don’t intend to,” Kerry said. “I will work with the willing participants who are committed to peace and committed to this process … So we will continue to work, and I will work undeterred.” He made no mention of Yaalon’s apology. Kerry has been shuttling between Israel and the Palestinians for months, and is expected back in the region in the coming weeks to deliver his ideas on a framework for peace. He has already submitted

a series of proposals for ensuring Israel’s security, drawn up by a large team of advisers headed by a retired American general, as part of a future peace deal. In comments published Tuesday by the Yediot Ahronot daily, Yaalon called Kerry “obsessive” and “messianic” and dismissed Kerry’s security plan as worthless. Yaalon is a former military chief of staff and close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Since becoming defense minister last year, a position of great influence in Israel, he has been a vocal skeptic of Kerry’s peace efforts. In his public statements, he has said Israel has “no partner” for peace and questioned the Palestinian commitment to resolving years of conflict. After the U.S. condemned the reported comments as “offensive and inappropriate,” Yaalon issued a late-night apology. “The defense minister had no intention to cause any offense to the secretary, and he apologizes if the secretary was offended by words attributed to the minister,” a statement read. Yaalon is a former military chief of staff and close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Since becoming defense minister last year, a position of great influence, he has been a vocal skeptic of Kerry’s peace efforts. Many members of Netanyahu’s

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demonstration against U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the West Bank city of Ramallah Wednesday.

The Palestinians seek the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip, territories captured by Israel in 1967, for an independent state. Netanyahu wants to keep parts of the West Bank and says he will not share control of east Jerusalem, home to sensitive Muslim, Jewish and Christian religious sites. He has also insisted that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland, a condition they say would undermine the rights of Palestinian refugees and Israel’s own Arab minority. In the West Bank town

Cabinet hold similar views. Under heavy American pressure, Israel and the Palestinians resumed substantive peace talks last July for the first time in nearly five years. So far, there have been no signs of progress, and the talks have been marred by finger pointing by both sides. With an April target date for an agreement approaching, Kerry has said he will soon return with bridging proposals for a framework deal. In recent weeks, both sides appear to have hardened their positions.

of Ramallah on Wednesday, Palestinian protesters demonstrated against Kerry’s peace efforts. Yasser Abed Rabbo, a senior Palestinian official, complained that American proposals had largely sided with Israeli positions. He said Israel is demanding that it keep large blocs of West Bank settlements, maintain a presence in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley and retain control of airspace, water resources and telecommunications frequencies in the West Bank, and keep its control of east Jerusalem.

Blagojevich prosecutor to probe Christie case TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal prosecutor who helped convict former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of corruption was tapped Wednesday to investigate the apparent political payback scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar will advise a legislative committee investigating a plot that shut down lanes to the George Washington Bridge for four days in September, causing massive traffic jams in the town

of Fort Lee. The plot apparently was hatched as a political vendetta, possibly against the town’s Democratic mayor for not endorsing the Republican governor’s re-election. “A potential misuse of taxpayer resources for political purposes is a serious matter that requires an astute legal eye with experience in this realm to help guide the process,” said Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Democrat. Christie, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, has apologized and denied any knowledge of the plot’s

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, after the final vote on a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill. The measure sailed

through the House with no suspense and little dissent — fueled additionally by lawmakers’ desire to avoid an election-year replay of last fall’s widely unpopular 16-day federal shutdown.

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ADDRESS: Glick urges caution on cutting taxes FROM PAGE A1

am excited for a session that continues Indiana’s progress and benefits Hoosier families.� Smaltz represents all of DeKalb County, the Hamilton area of Steuben County and a portion of northern Allen County.

Ober “Indiana has established itself as a pro-business and tax-friendly leader with conservative principles keeping our state on the right path. In the governor’s address, he reinforced his commitment to maintaining our position at the forefront of economic growth and prosperity. “Last session, the

General Assembly passed legislation that created the Indiana Career Council. This initiative has helped put Hoosiers back to work by equipping them with the skills necessary to thrive in today’s global marketplace. We will continue working with the governor on our shared vision of creating jobs and improving workforce development.� Ober represents all of Noble County, the Wolcottville area in LaGrange County and portions of Allen, Elkhart and Whitley counties.

Glick “Governor Pence made clear that Indiana must do more to continue our

tradition of pro-growth policies. I agree with this idea, and I applaud his efforts so far to set Indiana on the right track. “However, with our state’s current revenue forecast, we must be mindful of the balance between lowering taxes and being fiscally responsible. As various proposals on the business personal property tax move through the General Assembly, I welcome further discussion on this issue and look forward to reaching a conclusion that benefits all Hoosiers.� Glick represents all of LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties and part of DeKalb County in the Senate.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Party leaders pushed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year through the House on Wednesday, shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes with a compromise financing everything from airports to war costs and brimming with victories and concessions for both parties. The huge bill furnishes the fine print — 1,582 pages of it — for the bipartisan pact approved in December that set overall spending levels for the next couple of years. With that decision behind them, the measure sailed through the House with no suspense and little dissent — fueled additionally by lawmakers’ desire to avoid an election-year replay of last fall’s widely unpopular 16-day federal shutdown. Approving the legislation “is showing the American people we actually are capable of working in a bipartisan manner,� said

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla. He praised the bill for holding down spending and said passage would be “the responsible thing to do. It’s the thoughtful thing to do.� The measure was approved by a one-sided 359-67 roll call, with virtually all opposition coming from Republicans. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., of Howe, voted in favor of the bill. “While this bill isn’t perfect, it cuts discretionary spending to the lowest level since fiscal year 2009, returns to a regular-order budget process, and ensures that disabled veterans and surviving families receive the benefits they’ve earned,� Stutzman said, adding, “this is not a permanent solution, but it does give Congress an opportunity to work on ending ObamaCare’s pain, saving entitlement programs from bankruptcy, and fixing our nation’s broken tax code.� By its sheer size and

detail, the measure had plenty for liberals and conservatives to dislike. Some Democrats said they would support it but only reluctantly, complaining that despite some increases, spending for education, health and other programs would still be too low. “With this bill, we are waste deep in manure instead of neck deep in manure. Hooray, I guess,� said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. Reflecting those mixed emotions, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., praised the measure because she said it would “get us out of this cycle of governing by crisis.� But she added that its spending for social programs was “far too low for too many people to really achieve the American dream.� The Democratic-run Senate planned to bestow final congressional approval of the legislation by the end of the week.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the deadly assault on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, laying blame on the State Department, the intelligence community — even the late Ambassador Chris Stevens — for failing to communicate and heed warnings of terrorist activity in the area. The highly critical report also says the U.S. military was not positioned to aid the Americans in need, though the head of Africa Command had offered military security

teams that Stevens — who was killed in the attack — had rejected weeks before the attack. It also said that in the aftermath of the attacks, U.S. analysts confused policymakers by blaming the violence on protests without enough supporting intelligence. The 2012 Benghazi attacks have dogged the Obama administration, because then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice initially blamed the violence on mob protests over an anti-Islamic film. Al-Qaidalinked militant groups were later blamed for the attacks,

first when militants overran the temporary U.S. mission on Sept. 11, 2012, and later that same night, when militants fired mortars at the nearby CIA annex where the Americans had taken shelter. The bipartisan report may settle what has become a running political battle between Republicans, mostly in the House, who say the Obama administration has been covering up what they consider misdeed before, during and after the attack, and the administration, which says Republicans are on a political witch hunt.

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In an opinion issued by Likes in September 2012, Butler was first told that he could not operate a strip club at the Slider’s building because it was too close to a public gathering place, in this instance, the yet-to-be-built Steuben County Multi-Use Trail. Bike and pedestrian trails and sidewalks are no longer considered public gathering places in the amendment that must receive approval by the Angola Common Council. In amending the ordinance, it will now stipulate sexually oriented businesses cannot be located within 1,000 feet from publicly-owned playgrounds. That is amended from the previous word — park. There is also an amendment changing preschools to licensed daycare centers. The amendments were

written by Kim Shoup, the city’s attorney, with Likes consulting. Likes said the amendment is more specific in what the ordinance addresses. Plan commission member Chuck Sheets dissented on amending the ordinance and said he felt it was a matter of legislating morals. Angola Plan Commission President Gene Burd said the issues of sidewalks or pedestrian paths are not addressed in the ordinance. During the lawsuit proceedings, the city has argued the proposed Showgirl site is within 1,000 feet of a public gathering space being the proposed pedestrian trail. Steuben County’s portion of the trail will run along North Wayne Street, eventually connecting the city with Pokagon State Park. The amendment is

scheduled to appear on the council’s Tuesday night agenda. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 210 N. Public Square. The meeting was changed to Tuesday because of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. “It will be up to council. It will follow their protocol,� Likes said. Butler and his company, BBL Inc., are the founders of the Showgirl strip clubs in Fort Wayne. He is the owner of Showgirl III in Fort Wayne. In other plan commission business, Burd was re-appointed president; Mike McClelland, Angola councilman, vice president; and Likes will continue to serve as secretary. Also, Burd was appointed by the plan commission to the Angola Board of Zoning Appeals.

GRADES: Willman says new system is needed FROM PAGE A1

dent Jon Willman said the district is generally pleased with its score. Willman, who previously

has criticized the state’s scoring method, saying it doesn’t tell the whole story, repeated that sentiment and said a new system would be

beneficial. KPC writers Jennifer Decker, Amy Oberlin and Aaron Organ contributed to this story.


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MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM CONF. ALL MICHIGAN ST. 5-0 16-1 MICHIGAN 4-0 12-4 WISCONSIN 3-1 16-1 IOWA 3-1 14-3 OHIO ST. 2-2 15-2 MINNESOTA 2-2 13-4 INDIANA 2-2 12-5 PURDUE 2-2 12-5 ILLINOIS 2-3 13-5 N’WESTERN 1-4 8-10 NEBRASKA 0-4 8-8 PENN ST. 0-5 9-9 WEDNESDAY’S GAMES MICHIGAN STATE 54, NW 40 PURDUE 66, ILLINOIS 58 THURSDAY’S GAME OHIO ST. AT MINNESOTA, 9 SATURDAY’S GAMES NW AT INDIANA, 2:30 MICH. AT WISCONSIN, 6 PENN STATE AT PURDUE, 7 MICH. ST. AT ILLINOIS, 8

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FHS girls make semis BY JEFF JONES jjones@kpcmedia.com

BUTLER — A balanced attack and a solid defensive performance gave Fremont a 50-32 win over Central Noble in the Northeast Corner Conference tournament at Eastside Wednesday. The Eagles (9-5) return to Butler Friday to face West Noble in a semi-final round game at 6 p.m. Eastside’s boys will play West Noble at 7:30 p.m. Sophomore Shae Rhonehouse led Fremont with 14 points, classmate Melissa Beer added 10 and senior Miranda White added nine. For good measure, junior Kaileigh Folland had seven points, senior Mercedes Lyon had six and freshmen Elaina Schaefer and Kayla Stroup had two each. Senior Tiffany Simcox led Central Noble with 18 points. She was the only Cougar player in double figures. “Overall, I was really pleased with the game,” said Fremont coach Neal Frantz. “We’re still higher in turnovers (18) than I’d like to be, but (Central Noble) had nine offensive rebounds in the first half, and we held them to four in the second. “It was just a good team win,” Frantz added. “I like to see that (scoring) balance instead of just one or two people scoring.” It was Fremont’s aggressive board play in the first, with rebound scores by Beer and Rhonehouse, that gave the Eagles

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Eagle boys ousted by Blazers BY JEFF JONES jjones@kpcmedia.com

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Fremont’s Kaileigh Folland (10) collects the ball near midcourt with a Central Noble player in pursuit at Eastside Wednesday during an NECC Tournament second-round girls basketball game.

a 10-4 lead after one. Central Noble (4-8) got a jumper in the lane by Katie Vice

and a steal and score by Kennedy Forker before Fremont ended the SEE FHS GIRLS, PAGE B2

BUTLER — Good starts to the game and third quarter propelled Eastside’s boys basketball team into the semi-finals of the Northeast Corner Conference tournament. Wednesday, the Blazers led 21-13 after one quarter. After Fremont pulled within five by halftime, the hosts got hot in the third, running off 11 straight points on the way to a 62-48 win. Eastside (6-5) will host West Noble at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Fremont and West Noble will tangle in the girls semi-final game at 6 p.m. at Butler. “Until tonight and last night, we had kind of struggled this year getting off to good starts in the first and third quarters,” Eastside coach Ryan Abbott said. “I credit this win to our guys believing in our system,” he said. “We can run a little bit this year, and if we don’t get anything in transition, they believe in reversing the basketball and that sharing the ball is the right thing to do.” Junior P.J. Dean led the way for the Blazers, scoring 22 points. Senior Ryan Liechty had 14 points and senior Kadis Renier added 13 in the win. The Blazers led 11-5 on SEE EAGLE BOYS, PAGE B2

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Area Events • H IG H SCHO OL BAS K ETBALL ACAC Tournament Boys semifinal games at Memorial Coliseum Bluffton vs. Woodlan, 6 p.m. Adams Central vs. Garrett, 7:4 5 p.m. N EC C Tournament consolation games TB D: girls, 6 p.m.; b oys, 7:4 5 p.m. W R E STLI NG West Noble at Central Noble, 6:3 0 p.m. DeKalb at New Haven, 6:3 0 p.m. Angola at Prairie Heights, 6:3 0 p.m. Churubusco at Lakeland, 6:3 0 p.m. SW I M M I NG Norwell at East Noble, 6 p.m. GYM NASTICS West Noble at DeKalb, 6:3 0 p.m. COLLEG E WR E STLI NG Olivet at Trine, 7 p.m.

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ANGOLA — The field is down to four. Westview began its quest for a fifth consecutive Northeast Corner Conference boys basketball tournament title with a 71-45 quarterfinal victory at Fairfield on Wednesday. Elsewhere in the NECC tournament, West Noble remained unbeaten with a 54-40 victory over Angola, Prairie Heights won 57-50 at Churubusco and Eastside defeated Fremont 62-48. Westview (5-2) will play host to a tournament semifinal against Prairie Heights (8-2) on Friday and West Noble (9-0) will travel to Eastside (5-5) for another semifinal. “Eastside is a very scary team, and you just don’t know night in and night,”

said West Noble coach Jim Best. “I look for Eastside to play extremely hard.” Both games have a 7:30 p.m. start. The championship game is Saturday at West Noble. West Noble 54, Angola 40 West Noble limited Angola to just four points each in the opening two quarters on its way to victory. “We came in a little shell-shocked,” said Angola coach Ed Bentley. “We’re on a run here where we’re not shooting well.” Kent Kohart led Angola with 21 points, nearly all of those coming in the second half. Craig Nofziger added 12 points and Aaron Lloyd finished with eight points for the

Hornets. Drew Schermerhorn led West Noble with 20 points. Waylon Richardson added seven points, with six points each from Kyler Warble and Brandon Evans. “Defensively, I thought we played really well,” Best said. “The intensity on defense was there all night long. This team has the mindset that they like playing defense.” Schermerhorn broke loose for nine points in the opening period as the Chargers moved to a 13-4 advantage after eight minutes of play. He added four more points in the second period as the Chargers led 22-8 at the break. Robbie Honer had all but two of Angola’s first half points. Angola was stronger

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Angola’s Robby Honer pump faked as West Noble’s Phil Miller jumped near the basket during an NECC Tournament quarterfinal game at AHS Wednesday.

Charger girls end Hornets’ NECC reign BY JAMES FISHER jfisher@kpcmedia.com

ANGOLA — For three seasons, the Northeast Corner Conference girls basketball tournament was the sole property of the Angola Hornets. There won’t be a fourth title. Angola fell 51-42 to West Noble in an NECC quarterfinal on Wednesday in a matchup of teams that met in the championship game a year ago. “They also beat us earlier this season and we prepared a lot,” said West Noble senior Kelsie Peterson, who led the Chargers with 16 points. “Being able to knock them out of it, a big team like Angola, we feel like there’s nothing stopping us.” West Noble (9-5) moves on to face Fremont (8-5) in a semifinal contest on Friday at Eastside. “Fremont is a quality program,” explained West Noble coach Dale Marano. “We beat them earlier, but at this point that doesn’t mean anything.” Prairie Heights (7-7) and Fairfield (9-2) meet in the other semifinal at Westview. The championship game is set for Saturday at West Noble. All three games have a 6 p.m. start. West Noble 51, Angola 42

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Angola senior Alexis Scott shoots a jumper against West Noble Wednesday during an NECC Tournament girls basketball quarterfinal game.

Claire Grubb led Angola with 17 points and Abby Buchs had 15 points as the Hornets saw their three-year run as NECC run come

to an end. “Claire is the only real starter that was part of that,” explained Angola coach John Berger. “We just got outworked, credit to West Noble, they wanted it more.” Along with Peterson’s 16 points, West Noble got eight points each from Kaylie Warble and Kenzie Cox. Paige Shearer added seven points, with six points for Shawna Young. “We think we have improved a lot throughout the season, made measurable improvement,” Marano said. “I don’t think it’s any secret Angola has a quality program. I think defensively we were better tonight.” The Chargers got opening period triples from Peterson and Shearer to lead 10-5 after eight minutes of play. The Hornets would tie the contest at 11-all two minutes into the second period on a triple by Buchs and traditional 3-point play from Grubb. But West Noble’s Warble began a 7-0 run with a score inside and Peterson later had the final four points of the run as the Chargers built a 21-14 halftime lead. That margin ballooned to 17 points by the end of the third quarter, thanks to a 9-1 stretch for the Chargers. Cox nailed a 3-pointer during the run, with Warble contributing five points, including a

traditional 3-point play. With six minutes left West Noble went up by 22 points and cruised from there. “I’m a senior and we’ve came so close to a championship every year,” Peterson said. “To bring it home would be just awesome.” Prairie Heights 67, Churubusco 57 At Churubusco, the Panthers avenged an earlier loss to the Eagles to advance to the semifinals. Heights will play Fairfield at Westview Friday at 6 p.m. On Wednesday at Churubusco, Shawna Carbone had 19 points and 16 rebounds to lead PH. Haley Kleeberg added 17 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots. McKenzie Kain had 15 points, including three three-pointers, and three steals. Fairfield 43, Westview 29 The top two teams in the NECC squared off in Benton, and the host Falcons held the Warriors to 30 percent shooting from the field (7-23) in getting the victory. Fairfield made 9-of-12 free throws while Westview only had two free throws and made them both. Katie Yates and Jenna Kieper each had 10 points to pace Fairfield. Alexis Zook had eight points and Haley Brown added seven. Grace Hales had six points and Kristen Duff had four for Westview.


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NECC BOYS: Jacob Heller leads EAGLE BOYS: Wade Regadanz FHS GIRLS: Chargers are next chance score by Beer made Prairie Heights past Churubusco scores 19 points to pace Fremont half on an 8-2 run to lead it 40-25 Eagles. 24-12. The Cougars simply FROM PAGE B1

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offensively in the second half, but had too much of a deficit to overcome. Lloyd and Nofziger each had third period 3-pointers, but the Hornets still trailed 34-18 heading into the final period of play. “What matters is we advanced,” Best said. West Noble beat Eastside 63-43 on Jan. 3 in conference play. Westview 71, Fairfield 55 At Benton, the Warriors won every quarter to advance to Friday’s semifinals. They will host Prairie Heights, who won a quarterfinal game at Churubusco Wednesday. Chandler Aspy has 24 points and six rebounds to lead Westview, who led 37-26 at halftime. Judah

Zickafoose added 16 points and seven rebounds. Jamar Weaver had 12 points on four three-pointers and Jordyn Bontrager had 11 points and nine rebounds. Brock Goeglein had 12 points and Joe Line scored 10 for Fairfield. Prairie Heights 57, Churubusco 50 At Churubusco, Jacob Heller had 35 points and 10 rebounds to push the Panthers past the Eagles. Heller made all 17 of his free throws in the contest. The game was tied at 21 at halftime, then PH outscored Churubusco 13-7 in the third quarter. Cody Bachelor added 11 points and six rebounds for the Panthers. Churubusco was without three starters.

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Liechty’s rebound basket midway through the quarter. Dean added two putback scores, a drive to the hole and a three-pointer as Eastside led 21-13 after one. The lead grew to 30-17 on Ethan Moughler’s three-pointer, but Fremont held the Blazers without a point over the last five minutes of the half. In that time, Beams connected for six points and freshman Wade Regadanz, who had 19 to lead Fremont, added two, as the Eagles closed to 30-25 by the break. A Beams jumper enabled Fremont to tie the score early in the third before the Blazers went off on an 11-0 run, highlighted by two Dean threes and one by

Renier, to make it 41-30 at the halfway mark. After two Logan Peel free throws with 4:55 to play had Fremont within 52-44, a Liechty score in the paint and two free throws sparked a 10-0 Blazer run to seal the verdict. “Credit Fremont; they made a nice run in the second quarter, and 11 (Beams) hit some great shots,” Abbott said. “I think we made him earn his points (12) tonight.” Fremont (3-8) was 16-of-38 (42 percent) from the field. Eastside was 22-of-50 (44 percent) from the field and 8-of-18 (44 percent) from three-point range. Fremont returns to action at West Noble on Jan. 24.

A lob inside to White and a three-ball by Rhonehouse early in the third extended Fremont’s lead to 29-12. In the fourth, a second-

Purdue beats Illni CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A.J. Hammons scored 17 points to lead Purdue to a 66-58 win over Illinois on Wednesday. The Boilermakers (12-5, 2-2 Big Ten) trailed 33-29 at halftime, but they opened the second half with 10-5 run to regain the lead and held off the Illini (13-5, 2-3). The 7-foot Hammons was a force inside for Purdue. He finished with a game-high eight rebounds — the

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Boilermakers held a 42-31 advantage on the boards — and was a big reason why Purdue scored 30 points in the paint. Ronnie Johnson added 13 points for Purdue. The loss was the third straight for the Illini. Tracy Abrams led Illinois with 13 points. Rayvonte Rice had 10 by halftime but the Boilermakers stifled the Big Ten’s leading scorer in the second half.

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Sprint Cup title tie within Jimmie Johnson’s reach

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Tony Stewart, who suffered a badly broken leg in a sprint car crash at an Iowa dirt track last August, was back at work last week in Florida. No, he wasn’t behind the wheel of his No. 14 Chevrolet. Mark Martin was on hand for testing at Daytona International Speedway as Stewart won’t be cleared to race for another four weeks. But Stewart was working — at a sponsor appearance in Jacksonville, Fla. — and at the track, meeting with fans and the media. He still walks with a noticeable limp, but he seemed in good spirits and confident that he’ll be ready to race in the Sprint Unlimited on Feb. 15 and in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23. Stewart, who isn’t expected to be cleared to race by his doctors until Feb. 14, said he appreciated the support he’s gotten from fans during his rehabilitation. “The great thing is — our fans don’t stop just because we stopped racing,” he said, adding that the fans he met the night before in north Florida drew a good crowd of enthusiastic supporters. “It was exciting to see how excited they were of our progress. “It’s like little victories, like getting off of crutches and walking on our own again. That’s something the fans picked up on, and that was like a victory to them. It’s been pretty cool. It’s not just been a personal thing every day when I get up, it’s knowing that everybody is following what we’re doing, and when we have these little personal victories, accomplishments of getting healed back up, it’s much broader than just what’s going on with me, it’s affecting a lot more people.” Stewart said his time being laid up did give him a chance to think about things he wanted to do — a bucket list — once he got back behind the wheel of a race car. (He has been driving street cars for more than a month.) High on that list is a victory in the Daytona 500, one of the few major trophies that he hasn’t been able to win. “February here is high on that bucket list,” he said. “We haven’t won here yet. We’ve won [at Daytona], just not on the right day.” Stewart has 19 overall victories at Day-

couldn’t get untracked, making just 11-of-42 (26 percent) of their shots. Fremont was 17-of-27 (63 percent) from the field.

Tony Stewart, who should be cleared to race in a few weeks, speaks to the media at NASCAR Preseason Thunder at Daytona. tona: three in the Sprint Unlimited; two in IROC; three in the Budweiser Duel; seven in the season-opening Nationwide Series race, the Drive4COPD 300; and four in the Coke Zero 400. “The second Sunday (Daytona 500) would be nice,” he said. “That’s all that’s on the bucket list right now.” The down time also has allowed Stewart to reflect on the races he has won over the years, both in NASCAR and elsewhere. “I had a lot of spare time that I wasn’t used to, and just whether it was visitors coming and talking or telling stories, there’s a lot of things that even through the last couple weeks when I was home, seeing people that I haven’t seen for a long time and hearing stories, it’s pretty cool to finally have time a little bit to reflect back on what we’ve done in our career,” he said, adding that he doesn’t like to dwell too much on the past. “It’s like I told them at the end of every conversation, I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s just that chapter. We’re

still building chapters down the road.’ “It’s neat to talk about what we did in the past, but I’m excited to talk about what hopefully we can do in the future now.” And he said that even with his injury, he’s expecting to be in good enough shape to win the 500. “Physically, I’m not going to feel 100 percent, but I’ll be able to do my job 100 percent, so that’s the main thing,” he said. And he feels like Daytona is a good place for a comeback. “Luckily, this is a smooth race track,” he said. “It’s not rough and bumpy. If it were Dover, I would be a lot more concerned. But the hard part with here is with your throttle — with your right leg — you’re on the gas so long. “That’s the only thing we’re worried about right now, just because we just don’t know until we get in a car and actually run, and we’re not going to know that until the day before.”

The start of the 2014 Sprint Cup season means that a record-tying seventh Cup championship is within reach of six-time and defending champion Jimmie Johnson. A title this year would tie him with legends Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt. Johnson said the possibility will be on his mind as the season rolls along. “I haven’t put much thought into it, but if the opportunity is there in front of us and we get deep in the Chase and have a shot at it, that reality is going to be hard to keep out of my mind,” he said. “[It’s an] amazing opportunity to have ahead of myself, and to have six company championships is something I’m extremely proud of. “If I was able to tie, I don’t know what it would mean or what that experience would feel like, but to be up there with those two legends would be top of the list. Pretty cool.”

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Two of NASCAR’s next generation of race drivers bolted to the top of the speed charts during Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona International Speedway last week. Austin Dillon, driving a Chevrolet owned by his grandfather Richard Childress and carrying the No. 3 that hasn’t been used since Dale Earnhardt’s fatal crash at Daytona in 2001, set the pace in Friday’s Sprint Cup practice session. Dillon, who also drove Chevrolets carrying the same No. 3 and in the same style of lettering in the Camping World Truck Series and in the Nationwide Series, ran a best lap of 195.109 miles per hour in a test session that was cut from two days to one because of rain. In Saturday’s opening practice for the Nationwide Series, 18-year-old Chase Elliott, driving a Chevrolet carrying the same No. 9 his father, Bill Elliott, made famous, used a drafting push from his 58-year-old father to top the Nationwide speed charts. Driving a NAPA Auto Parts-sponsored Chevrolet fielded by JR Motorsports, Elliott ran a lap at 187.993 miles per hour. Bill Elliott, driving the No. 5 Chevy that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive at Daytona, was second fastest, at 187.974 mph. The third JR Motorsports driver, Regan Smith, was third fastest, at 187.950 mph. In Sunday’s test session, Elliott was second-fastest behind Dylan Kwasniewski, who was driving the No. 31 Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports. Dillon, 23, seems to have a deep appreciation for the history of the sport and the legend of the No. 3, which also was used by Childress in his driving days. He even dresses in cowboy boots and hats, much like many a driver in the early days of the sport. “I’m honored to be in the 3,” he said. “This is special, and walking into this Cup garage is pretty cool. There are so many heroes in this garage for me, and just being in this garage is going to be pressure.” And he said he felt like he was up to the challenge of driving an iconic car in a tough Cup series.

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Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet ran a best lap of 195.109 mph during Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona. “I feel like we’ve taken our time coming up through the Truck Series, the Nationwide Series and done what we needed to do to get experience,” he said. “I’m thankful for my grandfather, my dad and everybody at RCR for letting me take the time. Not everybody has the opportunity to grow and to get experience, so that’s one great thing. “I feel now we’re going in the Cup Series prepared. We have a great team with a lot of experience. I feel like we’re ready for a good Cup season.” Another big story from Preseason Thunder was the news that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief, Steve Letarte, would be leaving the pit box at the end of 2014 to take a job as a commentator for NBC, which is returning to NASCAR in 2015. Earnhardt said that while he was stunned by the idea initially, he’s gotten used to it by now and does not look on 2014 as a lame-duck season for Letarte as a crew chief. “I had a pretty good understanding what his decision was

going to be when I left Homestead [last November],” he said. “I’ve had time to really wrap my brain around it. It was hard because we are such good friends, and I really do enjoy working with him a lot. But at the same time, I’m happy for him because it gives him the opportunity to spend time with his family. It’s something that’s really important to him.” Earnhardt also said he feels good about his team’s upcoming season. “I know that [Letarte] is really good at separating things and keeping things compartmentalized,” he said. “I know that we’re going to be fine as far as how we’ll compete this year and how we might move through the process of the season. I expect us to do nothing less than improve on what we’ve been doing and steadily keep moving toward our goals. “But it’s definitely going to be emotional and difficult at times, just because we really enjoy working together. Steve is a great crew chief that’s going to get us a good opportunity to try to win some races.” For Letarte, the bottom line in his decision is that NBC offered him a job that will allow him to not only remain in the company of his garage-area friends, but also spend more time with his family back at home. “When it comes down to it, probably the No. 1 thing is I have an 8- and a 10-year-old child, and I know the commitment it takes to be a top-level crew chief,” he said. “I don’t know firsthand the commitment that it takes to be great on television, but I don’t think it’s quite the same time commitment and travel commitment. “I’ve always said, I don’t think I’ve ever hidden it from anyone, that my family has always been my No. 1 priority, and it comes down to if I’m going to be unsuccessful in anything I do, being a father shouldn’t be on the list, so I’m going to put that one first.” Team owner Rick Hendrick said in a statement that he’s not going to work on finding a new crew chief for Earnhardt until later this year.

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Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 2 0 9 3 New Haven 2 0 6 2 Norwell 2 0 7 3 Columbia City 2 0 6 5 Carroll 0 2 7 4 Bellmont 0 2 4 5 DeKalb 0 2 3 9 East Noble 0 2 0 9 Wednesday’s Game Norwell 75, FW Wayne 67 Friday’s Games Carroll at New Haven DeKalb at East Noble Homestead at Columbia City Norwell at Bellmont Saturday’s game Homestead at Bishop Dwenger Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L West Noble 4 0 9 0 Westview 3 0 5 2 Prairie Heights 4 1 8 2 Fairfield 3 1 6 4 Angola 1 2 3 6 Fremont 1 2 3 8 Eastside 1 3 6 5 Hamilton 1 2 4 5 Lakeland 1 4 2 6 Churubusco 1 2 1 9 Central Noble 0 3 1 9 Tuesday’s Games NECC Tournament — 1st round Eastside 65, Central Noble 52 Fremont 59, Hamilton 35 Fairfield 60, Lakeland 58 Wednesday’s Games NECC Tournament — Quarterfinals Eastside 62, Fremont 48 West Noble 54, Angola 40 Westview 71, Fairfield 55 Prairie Heights 57, Churubusco 50 Thursday’s Games NECC Tournament Consolation games TBA Friday’s Games NECC Tournament — Semifinals West Noble at Eastside Prairie Heights at Westview Saturday’s Games NECC Tournament — Championship TBA vs. TBA at West Noble Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 2 1 7 2 Bluffton 2 1 5 5 Leo 2 1 6 4 Adams Central 2 1 5 4 Woodlan 2 1 5 4 Heritage 2 1 3 5 South Adams 0 3 2 9 Southern Wells 0 3 1 7 Tuesday’s Games ACAC Tournament — 1st round Bluffton 55, Heritage 50, OT Woodlan 83, Leo 76 Adams Central 61, Southern Wells 49 Garrett 66, South Adams 56 Thursday’s Games ACAC Tournament — Semifinals at F.W. Memorial Coliseum Bluffton vs. Woodlan Adams Central vs. Garrett Saturday, Jan. 18 ACAC Tournament Championship game at F.W. Memorial Coliseum between semifinal winners

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 4 0 13 1 DeKalb 4 0 10 4 East Noble 3 1 10 4 Norwell 2 2 9 3

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Columbia City 2 2 10 5 New Haven 1 3 6 8 Carroll 0 4 3 11 Bellmont 0 4 0 14 Tuesday’s Games Northridge 53, DeKalb 29 Homestead 63, Snider 62 Wednesday’s Games Warsaw at Carroll Thursday’s Games FW North Side at Bellmont Whitko at Norwell Saturday’s Games Bellmont at Norwell Columbia City at Homestead East Noble at DeKalb New Haven at Carroll Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Fairfield 6 0 10 2 Westview 6 0 10 3 West Noble 6 2 9 5 Angola 5 2 5 8 Fremont 3 2 9 5 Churubusco 3 4 6 9 Prairie Heights 3 5 7 7 Lakeland 3 5 5 10 Central Noble 1 5 4 8 Hamilton 0 5 2 7 Eastside 0 6 2 11 Tuesday’s Games NECC Tournament — 1st round Central Noble 42, Eastside 29 Fremont 58, Hamilton 26 Fairfield 53, Lakeland 31 Wednesday’s Games NECC Tournament — Quarterfinals West Noble 51, Angola 42 Fairfield 43, Westview 29 At Eastside, Fremont 50, Central Noble 33 Prairie Heights 67, Churubusco 57 Thursday’s Games NECC Tournament Consolation games TBA Friday’s Games NECC Tournament — Semifinals At Eastside, Fremont vs. West Noble At Westview, Fairfield vs. Prairie Heights Saturday’s Games NECC Tournament — Championship TBA vs. TBA at West Noble Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 5 0 15 0 Heritage 4 1 11 4 Leo 3 1 12 1 Woodlan 2 2 8 4 South Adams 2 3 11 4 Southern Wells 2 3 7 7 Bluffton 1 4 3 10 Adams Central 0 5 3 10 Tuesday’s Games ACAC Tournament — 1st round Heritage 50, Bluffton 43 Leo 47, Woodlan 39 Southern Wells 58, Adams Central 21 Garrett 53, South Adams 41 Wednesday’s Games ACAC Tournament — Semifinals at F.W. Memorial Coliseum Leo 43, Heritage 35 Garrett 49, Southern Wells 30 Saturday, Jan. 18 ACAC Tournament Championship game at F.W. Memorial Coliseum Leo vs. Garrett

Indiana High School Scores BOYS BASKETBALL Hammond Gavit 83, Hammond Science and Tech 47 Indpls Cathedral 45, Carmel 41 Indpls Chatard 69, Indpls Northwest 64 Indpls Manual 73, Indpls Washington 67 Mishawaka 54, Elkhart Memorial 49

Mishawaka Marian 53, Jimtown 31 Norwell 75, Ft. Wayne Wayne 67 Sullivan 54, Brown Co. 36 Tipton 58, Delphi 52 Marion County Tournament Quarterfinal Franklin Central 51, Decatur Central 46 Indpls N. Central 60, Southport 52 Indpls Park Tudor 56, Lawrence North 51 Warren Central 46, Indpls Pike 45 Northeast Corner Conf. Tournament Quarterfinal Eastside 62, Fremont 48 Prairie Hts. 57, Churubusco 50 W. Noble 54, Angola 40 Westview 71, Fairfield 55 GIRLS BASKETBALL Anderson 73, Carmel 62 Blackford 52, Muncie Burris 37 Bloomington North 81, Terre Haute South 49 Brownsburg 56, McCutcheon 48 Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 47, Warsaw 44 Cass 67, N. Miami 51 Christel House Academy 43, Indiana Math and Science Academy 24 Ft. Wayne South 52, Ft. Wayne Northrop 24 Greenfield 60, Knightstown 47 Indpls Howe 47, Indpls Metro 22 Indpls Roncalli 72, Greenwood 45 Lake Central 68, Gary West 60 Maconaquah 49, Pioneer 42 Mooresville 57, Warren Central 28 Muncie Central 61, Marion 44 N. Harrison 66, Austin 61 Noblesville 48, Fishers 46 Peru 53, Manchester 48 Tri-West 60, Speedway 47 Western 61, Hamilton Hts. 43 Allen County Conference Tournament Semifinal Garrett 49, Southern Wells 30 Leo 43, Heritage 35 Delaware County Tournament Semifinal Delta 62, Cowan 24 Yorktown 52, Daleville 21 Northeast Corner Conf. Tournament Quarterfinal Fairfield 43, Westview 29 Fremont 50, Central Noble 33 Prairie Hts. 67, Churubusco 57 W. Noble 51, Angola 42

Men’s College Basketball EAST American U. 65, Lehigh 63 Boston U. 66, Colgate 58 Delaware 76, William & Mary 71 Holy Cross 78, Army 75 La Salle 72, Rhode Island 62 Mass.-Lowell 70, Albany (NY) 66, OT Navy 62, Bucknell 61 New Hampshire 56, UMBC 42 Rutgers 85, UCF 75 Saint Joseph’s 84, Duquesne 75 Stony Brook 67, Binghamton 47 SOUTH Asbury 89, Indiana-East 79 Charleston Southern 95, Presbyterian 58 Clemson 56, Virginia Tech 49 Coastal Carolina 81, UNC Asheville 78 Gardner-Webb 56, Winthrop 51 High Point 83, Longwood 75 Hofstra 69, UNC Wilmington 64 Maryland 74, Notre Dame 66 Milligan 77, Montreat 76 Northeastern 56, James Madison 52 Tenn. Wesleyan 83, Point (Ga.) 72 Tennessee 78, Auburn 67 UMass 88, George Mason 87 Union (Ky.) 88, Reinhardt 77 VMI 101, Radford 88 MIDWEST Akron 59, Miami (Ohio) 52 Albion 67, Hope 49 Bowling Green 67, Cent. Michigan 57 Calvin 78, Adrian 54 Concordia (Mich.) 72, Michigan-Dearborn 54

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NFL Playoffs Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 Seattle 23, New Orleans 15 New England 43, Indianpolis 22 Sunday, Jan. 12 San Francisco 23, Carolina 10 Denver 24, San Diego 17 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 New England at Denver, 3 p.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Seattle, 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)

Transactions BASEBALL American League HOUSTON ASTROS — Named Tony DeFrancesco manager, Steve Webber pitching coach, Leon Roberts hitting coach, Jeff Murphy catching coach to Oklahoma City (PCL); Keith Bodie manager, Gary Ruby pitching coach, Tim Garland hitting coach and Tom Lawless infield coach to Corpus Christi (TL); Rodney Linares manager, Don Alexander pitching coach, Darryl Robinson hitting coach and Mark Bailey catching coach to Lancaster (Cal); Omar Lopez manager, Dave Borkowski pitching coach, Joel Chimelis hitting coach and Vince Coleman outfield/ baserunning coach to Quad City (MW); Ed Romero manager, Chris Holt pitching coach and Russ Steinhorn hitting coach to Tri-City (NYP); Josh Bonifay manager, Josh Miller pitching coach and Cesar Cedeno hitting coach to Greeneville (Sally); Marty Malloy manager, Hector Mercado pitching coach, Ramon Vasquez hitting coach and Gordy MacKenzie coach (GCL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with OF Michael Saunders on a one-year contract. Named Rich Donnelly manager, Jaime Navarro pitching coach and Cory Snyder hitting coach of Tacoma (PCL); James Horner manager, Lance Painter pitching coach and Roy Howell hitting coach of Jackson (SL); Eddie Menchaca manager, Andrew Lorraine pitching coach, Max Venable hitting coach and Cory Ritter performance coach of High Desert (Cal); Chris Prieto manager and Taylor Nakamura performance coach of Clinton (MWL); and Dan Wilson minor league catching coordinator. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Neal Cotts on a one-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Signed

LHP Zach Duke to a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Announced a four-year working agreement with Harrisburg (EL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BOSTON CELTICS — Assigned G Rajon Rondo to Maine (NBADL). CHICAGO BULLS — Recalled G Marquis Teague from Iowa (NBADL). GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Sent G Toney Douglas to Miami, who sent C Joel Anthony, a 2015 first-round draft pick, a 2016 second-round draft pick and cash considerations to Boston. Boston sent Gs Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks to Golden State. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Recalled G Lorenzo Brown from Delaware (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League MIAMI DOLPHINS — Named Bill Lazor offensive coordinator. NEW YORK GIANTS — Fired tight ends coach Michael Pope and running backs coach Jerald Ingram. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Promoted tight ends coach Sean McVay to offensive coordinator. Canadian Football League CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Re-signed FB Rob Cote. HAMILTON TIGER-CATS — Signed LB/DB Rico Murray to a contract extension and DL Craig Marshall and RB Tavoy Moore. MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Re-signed LB Marc-Olivier Brouillette to a three-year contract. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed DB Gabe Loper and LB Kenny Tate. GOLF LPGA — Named Mike Trager chairman of the board of directors. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION — F Jamie Langenbrunner announced his retirement. EDMONTON OILERS — Traded G Devan Dubnyk to Nashville for F Matt Hendricks. LOS ANGELES KINGS — Assigned F Tyler Toffoli to Manchester (AHL). Traded G Ben Scrivens to Edmonton for a 2014 third-round draft pick. Recalleed G Martin Jones from Manchester. MONTREAL CANADIENS — Assigned D Matt Grassi from Hamilton (AHL) to Wheeling (ECHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Loaned F Ryan Strome to Bridgeport (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned G Scott Stajcer from Hartford (AHL) to Florida (ECHL) and G Jason Missiaen from Hartford to Greenville (ECHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Reassigned F Jean-Gabriel Pageau to Binghamton (AHL). American Hockey League ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS — Loaned G Carsen Chubak to Reading (ECHL). BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Released F Peter Boyd from his professional tryout contract. MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Signed G Hannu Toivonen to a professional tryout contract. ECHL READING ROYALS — Traded G Josh Watson to Idaho for future considerations. SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Loaned G Jeff Jakaitis to Providence (AHL). WEIGHTLIFTING U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY — Suspended Sarah Robles of the United States two years for testing positive for a banned substance.

Local Sports Briefs • College Basketball Trine women’s team gets 1st MIAA win ANGOLA — Trine University’s women’s basketball team won its first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association game of the season Wednesday, defeating Alma 79-57 to start a doubleheader at Hershey Hall. The Thunder (4-11, 1-5 MIAA) shot 50 percent from the floor (31-62) while holding the Scots to 32 percent shooting from the floor (17-53). Trine outrebounded Alma 41-33 and forced 27 Scots turnovers. Alivia Recker and Laura Rosekrans each has 12 points to lead Trine. Recker also had five rebounds, five assists, four steals and a block. Rosekrans also grabbed four rebounds. The Thunder also had nine points from Megan Engle and eight each from Amy Newell and Kayla Dunn. Eleven of the 13 Trine players to take the floor scored. Mallory Pruett had 13 points and six assists for Alma (0-16, 0-7).

Trine men grind to win ANGOLA — Trine University’s men’s basketball team defeated Kalamazoo 64-59 to complete a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association doubleheader at Hershey Hall

Wednesday night. The Thunder (9-5, 2-1 MIAA) never trailed, and led by as much as 10 points in the second half. They held the Hornets (6-8, 1-2) to 36 percent shooting (20-56) while only turning the ball over five times. Freshman Will Dixon had 16 points, three assists and three rebounds to lead four Trine scorers in double figures. Nick Tatu had four three-pointers in his 15 points. Tyler Good had 13 points and three assists, and Todd Watkins added 10 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Jared Holmquist pulled down 12 rebounds. Chase Baysdell had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead four Hornet scorers in double figures.

Prep Gymnastics Angola falls in opener SYRACUSE —Angola lost to Wawasee 96.1-84.15 in ts first meet of the season Tuesday. “I am rather pleased with how well my girls competed. We are definitely a young team with very little if any experience,” new Hornets coach Cheri Pedersen said. “They stepped up when it was necessary and did quite well. “With the more practice and competition experience behind them, they will continue to improve.” Senior Alex Nickel won on the three apparatuses she

competed on to lead Angola. She scored 9.4 in the floor exercise, 8.9 on uneven bars and 8.85 on the balance beam. She is in the process of rehabilitation after suffering a stress fracture to her left foot. Junior Kennedy Trine returned to gymnastics after a year off and placed fourth all-around at 28.65. Prairie Heights senior Sami Rinard made her prep gymnastics debut and scored 30.025 all-around. She was second on the vault with an 8.35. She also scored 7.625 in floor exercise. Rinard, who has been involved in gymnastics since age 3, is the first gymnast to represent Prairie Heights since two Panther gymnasts competed in the mid-2000s. One of them was Brooke Newman, who qualified for four regional meets from 2002-2005. Rinard will participate in most Angola meets. Her mother Jeannette will serve as her head coach. She will be assisted by Misti Evans, who owns Angola’s Tri-State Gymnastics gym. “We will be back in the gym working full routines and extra bonus on floor and balance beam in hopes of raising her scores on Tuesday at the Angola home meet,” Evans said. Angola and Hamilton senior Alex Cool will be competing in the Valparaiso Viking Invitational Saturday. Cool, a state qualifier last year, will be

making her 2014 season debut.

Wawasee 96.1, Angola 84.15 Vault: 1. Busse (W) 8.4, 2. Allen (W) 8.3, 3. Smith (W) 8.15. Uneven Bars: 1. Nickel (A) 8.9, 2. Busse (W) 7.85, 3. Allen (W) 7.45. Balance Beam: 1. Nickel (A) 8.85, 2. Allen (W) 8.55, 3. Allen (W) 7.65. Floor Exercise: 1. Nickel 9.4 (AHS), 2) Allen (W) 9.15, 3. Busse (W) 8.4. All-Around: 1. Allen (A) 33.45, 2. Busse (W) 32.2, 3. Smith (W) 30.4, 4. Trine (A) 28.65.

Girls Basketball Angola-EN makeup set KENDALLVILLE — Angola’s junior varsity and varsity games at East Noble will be made up on Jan. 27. The J.V. game will start the action at 6:15 p.m.

M.S. Basketball Both Angola teams win ANGOLA — Both Angola Middle School boys basketball teams defeated DeKalb on Tuesday. The Yellowjackets won the eighth-grade game 33-22 and took the seventhgrade contest 40-13. In the eighth-grade game, Braxton Meek led Angola with 10 points. Anthony Duvendack had seven points and Spencer Griffis scored six. In the seventh-grade game, Jarret Gibson paced the Yellowjackets with 12 points. Brock Tingley and Jack Hilyard had six points each.

Many worthwhile walks to gyms this week The walk across the fields to our other favorite barns will be much more enjoyable than they were last week. To leave home for a stroll last week was just sheer crazy. An old bovine with a nice coat has her limits. Also, we have some places to go that will actually be open for business. Thank goodness. And business will pick up later this week with semifinals and finals basketball action from the Northeast Corner Conference and the Allen County Athletic Conference tournaments. Both Garrett cage squads could leave the ACAC on a very good note at the Fort Wayne Memorial Coliseum. There are plenty of solid teams in the NECC. Some of them won’t even get to Friday’s night semifinals. That’s too bad.

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Fillmore’s Fumbles 1. DeKalb 2. Canterbury 3. Westview 4. Fairfield 5. Leo 6. Garrett 7. Homestead 8. New Haven 9. Dwenger 10. Canterbury 11. Trine 12. — 13. Minnesota 14. Purdue 15. Wis. 16. Mich. St. 17. Indiana 18. Iowa 19. N. Dame 20. Pacers

Fisher’s Flops 1. DeKalb 2. Canterbury 3. WN 4. Fairfield 5. Heritage 6. Garrett 7. Homestead 8. NH 9. Dwenger 10. Canterbury 11. Trine 12. — 13. Ohio St. 14. Purdue 15. Wisconsin 16. MSU 17. Indiana 18. Iowa 19. N. Dame 20. Pacers

Friend’s Follies 1. DeKalb 2. LPC 3. Fairfield 4. Fairfield 5. Leo 6. Garrett 7. Homestead 8. New Haven 9. Homestead 10. Canterbury 11. Trine 12. — 13. Ohio St. 14. Purdue 15. Wisconsin 16. Mich. St. 17. Indiana 18. Iowa 19. N. Dame 20. Pacers

Intercollegiate Athletic Association in Olivet Saturday afternoon. 1. DeKalb over East Noble. Barons get much-needed victory. 2. Lakewood Park over Canterbury. This will be a nail-biter. 3. West Noble boys 4. Westview girls

5. Garrett boys 6. Garrett girls 7. Homestead over Columbia City. Spartans too good. 8. New Haven over Carroll. NHC’s closest affair this week. 9. Homestead over Bishop Dwenger. Saints ain’t got a chance. 10. Canterbury over Howe School 11. Trine over Alma 12. Scratch. Game was already played 13. Ohio State over Minnesota 14. Purdue over Penn State 15. Wisconsin over Michigan 16. Michigan State over Illinois 17. Indiana over Northwestern 18. Iowa over Minnesota 19. Notre Dame over Virginia Tech 20. Pacers over Clippers

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SPORTS BRIEFS • Zimmer to lead Vikings MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Zimmer is finally a head coach in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings think now is the time for the veteran defensive coordinator. The Vikings have hired Zimmer for their top coaching job, according to a person with knowledge of the process who spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Zimmer’s contract had not been completed and the team had not announced the hiring. News of the decision emerged early in the day, but the Vikings held off on publicizing it at all. Their silence was strange, considering a report by ESPN that they had already requested and received permission from Cleveland to interview offensive coordinator Norv Turner for the same position in Minnesota. The top headline on the team website touted an area winner in the annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick contest. That doesn’t mean the Vikings weren’t delighted about the ninth head coach in their 54-year history. Tight end Kyle Rudolph, center John Sullivan and defensive end Brian Robison were among the players who expressed excitement about the former Bengals assistant via their Twitter accounts. For the Bengals, the news was bittersweet. Zimmer, who has been an NFL defensive coordinator for the last 14 seasons, spent six of those with Cincinnati. The Bengals were third in the league in yards allowed and fifth in points against this season, though they lost in the first round of the playoffs for the third straight year. Zimmer replaces Leslie Frazier, another former Bengals defensive coordinator who was fired Dec. 30 after the team finished 5-10-1 this season. General manager Rick Spielman interviewed at least seven candidates. He and Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf settled on the one who was widely considered around the league to be the most overdue for a head coaching job. Zimmer has interviewed for several vacancies in recent years, including this month with Tennessee.

Kershaw, Dodgers make a deal LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed Wednesday to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that makes the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball’s first player with a $30 million average salary. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced. Kershaw receives the most lucrative deal for a pitcher, breaking the mark of $180 million set by Justin Verlander last March for his seven-year contract with Detroit. Kershaw would have been eligible for free agency after the upcoming season if the new deal hadn’t been reached. He was eligible for salary arbitration, and those figures were set to be exchanged on Friday. He was coming off a two-year, $20 million deal that included $200,000 in bonuses in 2012, a $500,000 escalator to his 2013 base salary, and $300,000 in bonuses last year. General manager Ned Colletti said last week that both sides had been negotiating. “It’s our desire to sign him here for a very long time,” Colletti said. The average salary of $30.7 million tops the previous high of $27.5 million, set by the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez as part of a 10-year agreement December 2007. While Roger Clemens had a contract with a listed salary of $28 million with the Yankees in 2007, he joined the team in June and actually made $17.4 million. The Dodgers had baseball’s secondhighest payroll at the end of the regular season last fall — more than $236 million.

McAulay to referee Super Bowl NEW YORK (AP) — Terry McAulay will be the referee at the Super Bowl, marking the third time he has worked the NFL title game. The rest of his seven-man crew on Feb. 2 will be umpire Carl Paganelli, head linesman Jim Mello, line judge Tom Symonette, field judge Scott Steenson, side judge Dave Wyant and back judge Steve Freeman. McAulay is in his 16th season as an NFL official. He started in 1998 as a side judge and became a refereee in 2001. He worked the Super Bowl in 2005, won by New England over Philadelphia, as well as Pittsburgh’s win over Arizona in the 2009 game. Paganelli has worked three previous Super Bowls, including McAulay’s first one. Steenson will be in his second title game.

MLBPA: Alex Rodriguez sought ‘extraordinary remedies’ NEW YORK (AP) — A Major League Baseball Players Association lawyer says Alex Rodriguez wanted the union to pursue “extraordinary remedies” outside of arbitration to stop attempts to discipline the New York Yankees third baseman. Attorney Daniel Engelstein made the comment Wednesday as he urged that two Rodriguez lawsuits in Manhattan federal court be combined into a single case. The court did not immediately decide. Engelstein said Rodriguez accused the MLBPA of acting arbitrarily “by not complying with Mr. Rodriguez’s demands that the union pursue extraordinary remedies outside of the arbitration process to ‘stand up’ to MLB and to stop it from acting in a manner Mr. Rodriguez characterized as improper.”


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Make your voice heard about DNR proposals special antlerless deer The Indiana Department shotgun season, which runs of Natural Resources is giving interested individuals from Dec. 26 until the first until Feb. 28 to comment on Sunday in January. This rule will proposed changes to make hunters Division of Fish and safer but should Wildlife rules for be addressed next year. instead by simply Some are great abolishing the ideas, some are long late deer gun overdue and some season since only are simple window politicians and dressing. Here is bureaucrats want my take on many OUTDOORS it anyway. of the rules being proposed. WITH DON Thankfully, there are no The first offer additional deer establishes a trapping season Don Mulligan seasons in this proposal. There for the newly are, however, introduced river some noteworthy otter in designated ideas being counties. It would floated. include bag limits One would modify the and a check-in requirement. boundaries of the urban I trust the biologists on deer zones, but doesn’t this one to know if their specify where or how. numbers are sufficient to That makes me nervous. remove some from the Some boundaries are population and I support already too big and have the season enthusiastically. There should be a quota and ruined deer hunting in not just bag limits, however. places that didn’t need to be decimated. Porter In fact, I think there County in Northwest should also be a limited Indiana is a good trapping or hunting season example. on the newly re-established I also do not bobcat. There certainly are some places where a limited understand the reason behind the proposal to number of them could be allow youth to kill deer harvested without hurting beyond the antlerless limit the breeding population. established by biologists I also support the in counties with an “A” proposal to make the designation. Either there firearms portion of the fall are enough deer in those turkey season the same places to kill antlerless length in northern counties deer or there aren’t. as it is in the south. The deer population I do not, however, doesn’t care who pulls the like the second part of trigger. the turkey rules proposal. Another proposal It would require hunter restricts the release of orange be worn by turkey swine. It is shocking this hunters when season was not already a rule. coincides with the new

Perhaps the most important proposals involve some of Indiana’s upland birds. The first suspends ruffed grouse season statewide. Welcome to the party, IDNR. Conservationists and concerned hunters have been calling for this for a decade. It may be too little, too late, but it won’t hurt to try and save what is left of them. The proposals also decrease the limit of quail, but only on DNR owned or managed properties. I am a solid buyer on this move, but think it needs to acknowledge the decline of quail statewide and not just on public ground. Like the grouse rule, the rule should apply to private land as well. There are several rules proposed for our fisheries as well. One rule increases the size limit for muskies on three lakes from 36 to 44 inches. That is a great move that will be applauded by muskie fishermen on Webster and Kiser lakes. Many of us would love to see a couple muskie lakes simply designated as strict catch and release, but we will take what we can get. Another rule establishes a 16-inch size limit for walleyes north of S.R. 26 versus the old 14-inch standard. It is good to see the DNR micromanage the fishery a little more, but a slot limit would have been more productive. When there is a simple size limit, most of the fish eventually fall a half-inch below it, regard-

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Mulligan likes new size limits on northern walleyes but thinks slot limits

less of the number. A slot only allows fish from 16 to 22 inches, for example, to be harvested. The result of a slot system is more trophy fish to catch and release. In other states, slots also leave more breeding female walleyes to replenish the fishery. It has been long debated if walleyes reproduce in any Indiana waters, or whether every Hoosier walleye is a stocked fish. I am a fan of the new

are a better idea on some waterways.

25-fish limit for sunfish statewide. It will limit the decimation of them in the spring when they are on the beds and most vulnerable to selfish anglers who take more than their share. The new catfish rules are spectacular and long overdue. Most importantly, the new rules “allow not more than one flathead and one blue catfish to be taken per day that is 35 inches or longer in lakes and streams statewide.”

This slows the overharvest of big, old catfish in the Ohio River and other places by commercial fishermen and pay lakes. A few individuals have been fighting the IDNR for years to make this happen. To see the entire list of rules proposals, go to in.gov/dnr/fishwild/7373. htm. DON MULLIGAN writes Outdoors with Don for this newspaper. He can be reached at outdoor swithdon@aol.com.

Initiative aims to get everyone involved in conservation Dear EarthTalk: What is the Obama administration’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative and what does it hope to accomplish? — Doug St. James, New York, NY President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum in April 2010 establishing the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to promote and support innovative community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and reconnect Americans to the outdoors. The memorandum calls for collaboration among the Departments of Interior and Agriculture as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House’s own Council on Environmental Quality in leading the initiative. Eight other federal agencies play a supporting role — and literally thousands of other partners from state, local and tribal governments,

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non-profits and the private sector are involved as well. Getting young people, especially city kids, into the outdoors to experience our country’s unique natural heritage is a top priority of America’s Great Outdoors. Before pursuing any specific strategies, initiative leaders solicited feedback from everyday Americans as to what mattered most to them regarding conservation and access to the outdoors. Some 105,000 written comments and many more spoken ones from “listening sessions” held coast to coast streamed in and were crucial to the development of programs. Public feedback continues to shape the initiative’s agenda. Some of the programs that fall under the umbrella of America’s Great Outdoors include: the Veterans Fire Corps, which employs veterans in forest fire management; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s program providing technical training and work opportunities for underserved youth in habitat restoration and fisheries monitoring; and the establishment of a new network of “water trails” coast to coast to increase everyone’s access to the outdoors. America’s Great Outdoors was in the news recently when Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the launch of 21st Century Conservation Service Corps as part of the program. “21CSC,” as Jewell calls it, aims to be a modern incarnation of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that President Franklin Roosevelt used to help put Americans back to work during the Great Depression. Jewell envisions a 100,000 person strong “CCC 2.0” that

will provide opportunities for thousands of young Americans — 6.7 million of whom are currently unemployed or not in school — and veterans transitioning back to civilian life to serve their country, feel proud of what they are accomplishing and improve their own lives and the lives of others around them. Part of what makes America’s Great Outdoors unique is that partners from every sector of American society — not just the federal government — are encouraged to help. 21CSC is partially funded by a $1 million dollar donation from clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters, and Jewell is in search of another $19 million from other private sector partners to turn the program into a potent force for reducing youth and veteran unemployment while giving our endangered lands and waterways some much-needed attention. Environmentalists may be disappointed that the Obama administration hasn’t been able to muscle through mandatory greenhouse gas emissions cuts and put sustainability concerns at the forefront of the policymaking process, but getting unprecedented numbers of Americans involved in conservation projects that protect the nation’s treasured natural heritage is a worthy conservation legacy in its own right. The program is sure to positively impact generations of Americans for decades to come. EARTHTALK is written and

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Stiffer penalties for abhorrent crimes The term “home invasion” is especially distasteful because of the heinous crimes it can entail. One’s home is supposed to be safe, secure and protective — a refuge from the often mean world around us. A home invasion changes that balance, corrupts that The premise is that safety zone, that when criminals resort to violates privacy, firearms in committing destroys that any crime, they deserve trust. Home more punishment. invasion can — and often does — involve violence, sexual attack, robbery and intimidation. It can end in terrible injury, death, rape, inhumanity and other deviate conduct. Its victims are never the same again. Such home invasions have happened sporadically in the Wabash Valley, and they have been occurring disturbingly frequently in our capital city and its suburbs. Most recently, a mother and her daughter were beaten to death in their home in Westfield, just north of Indianapolis near Carmel. Not long before that, another mother and her daughter were beaten, robbed and sexually assaulted in one of Indianapolis’ better neighborhoods. In both cases, men suspected of having committed those egregious crimes have been apprehended and charged. The popular sentiment is that, if found guilty, those men should be severely punished for the pain, suffering and inhumane indignity they perpetrated on their victims. Among the hundreds of proposed laws that will be introduced in the 2014 Indiana General Assembly … is a bill that would significantly increase the penalty when firearms are used to commit violent crimes. The premise is that when criminals resort to firearms in committing any crime, they deserve more punishment. The proponent is State Sen. Jim Merritt, a Republican from Indianapolis with more than 20 years in the state Senate, who is reflecting his constituents’ fears about home invasions — fears, he has said, that lead some to answer a knock at the door with a locked-and-loaded firearm, as is a homeowner’s right. Under current law, Indiana courts can add five years to a sentence for someone who used a firearm while committing a crime. That’s too little and too indefinite for Merritt. He will be pushing a bill that, if passed, would extend that additional sentence from five years to a 20-year minimum. He also wants to change can to must — to make the additional 20 years mandatory. That would, of course, extend well beyond home invasions to other instances of violent crime such as murder, robbery, abduction and injury. But the recent home invasion offenses so well illustrate the need. They so offend all decent people’s sensitivities that the point is made clear that our courts need a stronger penalty, which we can only hope would be a stronger deterrent to indecent people who would so devalue human life that they would commit such crimes. We hope Merritt’s bill gets approval from both houses of the legislature and an enthusiastic signature from Gov. Mike Pence so that its provisions can begin to give more muscle to laws against acts we all abhor.

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Levitz, and many more that we would like to recognize and thank for their dedication to helping the community. We appreciate all the support they give to emergency To the editor: responders. In times where our resources It was obvious to emergency responders are stretched it is reassuring to know we that our community was prepared to ride have local businesses, farmers and residents out the storm last week. They observed that will go that extra mile to help those in many citizens stocking up on food, bottled need. water, and making sure their gas tanks in We also need to recognize and thank the their vehicles and snow blowers were full long hours the highway and street departjust in case we received the snow that was ments worked. They were doing their best forecast. Those residents who may have to travel made sure they had a preparedness kit trying to keep up with the ever changing weather conditions. Thank you to American in their vehicles filled with blankets, food, Red Cross for all their support throughout water, and flashlights. the event. While many of you were preparing your Thank you to Cameron Memorial families for the winter storm the emergency Community Hospital for demonstrating their responders, elected officials, county love for the community by going above and highway department, city and town street beyond to ensure a family in crisis received departments were also preparing snow. Ambulances were staged around the county the resources they desperately needed. Thank you to all emergency responders, for shorter response times and staff was fire, police, EMS, 911 dispatch centers for increased. City of Angola’s full-time fire department as well as the county’s volunteer their long hours and braving the bitter cold temperatures. Everyday these men and fire departments keep full crews on station. women put their community first to serve The town marshals and city of Angola the residents of Steuben County. They make Police were gassing up their 4-wheel drive sure their families are prepared and head to vehicles and the Steuben County Sheriff’s work, not knowing when they may be back. Department were also adding additional If you would like to know how you staff to the road. Everyone was anticipating can be better prepared contact your local the emergencies that might occur during a Emergency Management Agency or visit winter storm. www.fema.gov, or Indiana Department of As the storm progressed the Steuben Homeland Security www.in.gov/dhs. County Commissioners, (Ron Smith, Kristy Clawson, director Loretta Smart, and Jim Crowl), Sheriff Steuben County Emergency Tim Troyer, Highway Superintendent Ken Management Agency Penick, Angola Mayor Dick Hickman and myself held conference calls every 3 hours to discuss current weather conditions, the Public should ask questions, status of road conditions, what problems get answers about airport people were having in these conditions and what types of calls emergency responders To the editor: were being dispatched to. The first priority Thomas Jefferson believed that to have is the safety of all residents in the county a viable republic the people should be and of our emergency responders. Each the source of all power and thus have a and every one of these decisions makers civic duty to serve in their local and state looked at all aspects of the situation, they governments. came together as one and made difficult but Being appointed to a board or committee necessary decisions. is one form of civic duty, but there are It is an honor to work next to such restrictions in state constitutions. In the experienced professionals. We were one case of Indiana, Article II Section 9 united team during the entire event and outlines the prohibition against dual office everything went as smooth as could be holding. expected. Recently, I was appointed to the Steuben As more snow began to fall and winds County Aviation Board by the county began to blow, road conditions deteriorated commissioners; but at the same time, I have and some resources were stretched to the been a board member of the Steuben Lakes limit. The community pulled together and Regional Waste District (SLRWD) for the helped their neighbors. There were a few past six years. Both boards are governed local farmers that had heavy equipment by Indiana Code and pay a per diem for that could assist in emergency situations. attending meetings. By law, this prohibits To name a few: Stoy Farms, Bruce Moody, my serving on two boards. Ralph and Michael Holman, Kevin Diehl, I feel a strong civic obligation to serve

on the SLRWD board and to continue the effort of debt reduction, which we achieved this past year, with a future lowering of monthly sewer rates. I must apologize to the Steuben County commissioners for this oversight on my part, since I had volunteered to serve on the Aviation Board. While attending the monthly board meetings I developed a deep concern about the decision-making process and the spending of the citizens’ tax dollars in the construction of the new airport building. My experience on the SLRWD board gave me an opportunity to understand the Open Door Law of Indiana and the Indiana Code regulating the bidding of construction projects. In the case of the Orland sewer project, we came in almost $400,000 under cost because we did not accept any “change orders” from the construction companies and their sub-contractors. One aspect of the airport hangar that is puzzling is why is the county now paying $3,000 a month to heat the new hangar when in the 2009, original contract with the FBO (fixed based operator), it was the responsibility of the, “Lessee shall pay for all electrical energy, water and heating fuel…” (p.10) At the April 15, 2013 board of Commissioners meeting, a local pilot/businessman presented a proposal, dated, April 3, 2013, that would have guaranteed $45,600 in revenue and the offer to upgrade the old maintenance hangar at his own expense. This offer was summarily dismissed by the Aviation Board. Shortly after that a new FBO contract was reworded, to the decided disadvantage of the taxpayers. It was signed on May 14, 2013 at the Aviation Board meeting; but since there was no agenda posted for this public meeting, the three county commissioners, who specifically made an effort to attend the meeting, along with a large number of other people in attendance, did not realize what transpired right under their noses. I intended to ask many questions as a new board member. For example, why was a particular heating system chosen for the new hangar, why was there a “change order” regarding its installation, was there a conflict of interest in the selection of the sub-contractor, was the State Fire Marshall contacted regarding the construction design before the building was put up? Questions like these and many others should be asked and answers given to the people. George Pifer Angola

Warning: Rooftop thieves armed with aluminum foil Retailers, watch out for thieves armed with aluminum foil climbing on your roofs. They’re not making repairs or following ET and phoning home. The FBI is circulating this warning. It never ceases to amaze me how clever thieves can be when it comes to finding ways to steal money or merchandise. This is a new one. According to the FBI, thieves have used a convoluted scheme to steal electronics and cigarettes from gas stations and other stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Here’s how the scheme works. First, someone climbs onto the roof of a store and uses aluminum foil to block the satellite antenna that the store uses to reserve data from credit card companies to authorize sales. With the signal

blocked, stores can’t validate credit and debit card transactions. Bandits enter the store, load up with electronics or cigarettes and pay with stolen credit cards. Retailers often permit sales even if the link with the credit INSIDE card company is figuring the COMMENT down, transactions will go through once connection is Dennis Nartker the back up. The thieves are long gone by the time a store realizes its satellite receiver has been wrapped up like a plate of leftover meatloaf.

When sales are finally sent to the processor, they’re denied because the card was stolen, leaving the store on the hook for the losses. Two people were arrested in West Virginia in October trying to pull off the scheme. The pair were linked to more than 600 stolen cards and had more than $10,000 worth of cigarettes and electronics in one of their vehicles. The FBI recommends retailers consider installing extra physical measures such as closed circuit TVs to keep thieves away from their antennas. Retailers can also climb onto the roofs and inspect their satellite antennas before approving big-ticket sales.

IRS and ID thieves While on the subject of federal government agencies, how about

the billions of dollars in Internal Revenue Service refunds lost to ID thieves? The IRS issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds in 2012 to people using stolen identities, with some of the money going to addresses in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland, according to an inspector general’s report released in November. The IRS sent a total of 655 tax refunds to a single address in Lithuania and 343 refunds went to a lone address in Shanghai. In the U.S., more fraudulent refunds went to Miami than any other city. Other top destinations were Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta and Houston. Thieves often steal Social Security numbers from people who don’t have to file tax returns, including the young, the old and

people who have died. They use Social Security numbers to file fraudulent tax returns before the legitimate taxpayer files. The IRS, which takes pride in issuing quick refunds, often sends them out before employers are required to file forms documenting wages, according to the report. In 2012 the IRS issued 1.1 million refunds to people using stolen Social Security numbers. Those refunds totaled $3.6 billion. Ho. Hum. Was anyone upset about this revelation? Did you see the story on the network TV news or the front pages of newspapers? Have we become immune to the haphazard way our federal government operates? DENNIS NARTKER is a reporter for The News Sun. He can be reached at dnartker@kpcmedia.com.


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Take boyfriend on get-away weekend DEAR ABBY: I have been seeing a guy, “Karl,” for eight months now, and we have never had sex. After two or three months, I brought up the subject. He said he was stressed because he had just lost his job. He also said there is never any privacy at his place because he has roommates/tenants. I offered to go to my place, but he said that with my son there, it’s the same issue. Karl says he’s very attracted to me, but doesn’t want our “time” together to be ruined by his current money problems. I told him I understood and I have waited. I also explained that it makes me feel insecure and unwanted. He now has a job, but we still haven’t had sex. He has, in the interim, told me he loves me and wants to marry me. I constantly worry that there’s someone

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together by spending a few romantic weekends at a hotel or motel. It may give you a better idea of what your future would be like if you two decide to tie the knot. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby — Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. DEAR ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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On this date, Jan. 16: • In 1920, Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment.) • In 1944, during World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower formally assumed command of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in London.

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Easy to find the milk that’s right for you little fat). I put 1 percent dairy milk on my morning cereal. To my taste, 1 percent is plenty creamy, but skim milk just isn’t creamy enough. In fact, after years of using 1 percent milk, when I’m traveling and the only option in a restaurant is 2 percent or whole (3 percent) milk, that milk tastes too creamy. These ASK days there DOCTOR K. is a variety of nondairy, fortified milk Dr. Anthony beverages on the shelves of grocery Komaroff most stores — and plenty of my friends and patients swear by them. Here’s a guide to help you choose the milk that’s best for you:

• Dairy milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, which promote bone health. Many dairy milk products are also fortified with other vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A and phosphorus. (Non-dairy milks that are fortified can also be good sources of these vitamins and minerals.) The more butterfat, the higher the calories, total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. • Soy milk is almost identical to dairy milk in its nutritional content. Most brands have moderate amounts of fat, which make them similar in calories to lowfat (1 percent) dairy milk. Soy milk is also fortified with vitamin D, vitamin A and calcium. Soy milks are much higher in protein than other non-dairy milks. This is an important difference for vegetarians and vegans who are trying to meet their protein needs. • Nut milks come in varieties such as almond, walnut or hazelnut. They are

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DEAR DOCTOR K: I hear that dairy milk, which I’ve been drinking all my life, may not be healthy. Should I switch from dairy milk to a different kind? DEAR READER: When I was a kid, every mother (surely including mine) believed that dairy milk was healthy. Television commercials called dairy milk “nature’s most perfect food” and intoned “you never outgrow your need for milk.” I think I remember hearing that every time I watched Davy Crockett on television. (Yes, I know that dates me.) In the decades since then, we’ve learned that saturated fats in the diet raise blood cholesterol levels — and that, in turn, increases the risk of heart disease and strokes. Dairy milk has a little more than 3 percent butterfat, much of it saturated fat. That’s why over the past 30 years, grocery stores have started to carry reduced-butterfat dairy milk: 2 percent fat, 1 percent fat and skim milk (very

else and wonder what’s wrong with me. I love Karl, too, but I don’t know what to do. Please help. — LOVE, BUT NO SEX IN NEW JERSEY DEAR LOVE, BUT: Is there any intimacy AT ALL in your relationship with DEAR Karl? Is he ABBY affectionate? Is there any physical Jeanne Phillips response when he holds and kisses you? If the answer is no, your boyfriend may have a physical or emotional problem, be asexual or gay. Before agreeing to marry him, I recommend you schedule some time alone

lactose-, soy- and gluten-free. The unsweetened versions are also lower in calories than other milks. However, they provide much less protein than dairy and soy milks. • Coconut milk. One cup of a coconut-milk beverage has the same number of calories as a cup of skim milk. But coconut milk is much higher in fat, especially saturated fat. • Grain and seed milks. Rice, oat and quinoa milks are examples of grain and seed milks. They have higher total carbohydrate and sugar contents. The rarer seed milks, such as hemp, sunflower and sesame seed, have the highest fat content of all the alternatives. On my website, AskDoctorK.com, I’ve put a table showing how the various milks compare in nutritional value. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is:AskDoctorK.com.

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Shooter warned some students Helmet camera shows rescuers saw girl at crash ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The 12-year-old boy who opened fire in a New Mexico middle school gym warned some students away just before the attack, State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said Wednesday. Kassetas said the attack at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell was planned in advance. But he said it appeared the boy’s victims — an 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl — were chosen randomly. During a Wednesday press briefing, Kassetas declined to speculate on a motive or say when charges would be filed. But he said the boy got the sawed-off shotgun from his family’s home and had three rounds of ammunition. “All three rounds were expended during the incident,” Kassetas said. “There was no indication that he had any ammunition other than what was loaded in the gun.” Officials said Wednesday the 11-year-old boy who was shot in the face and neck remains in critical condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. The 13-year-old girl is in satisfactory condition with injuries to the right shoulder. Kassetas said investigators worked through the night executing search warrants at the school, and determined from those searches that the attack was planned. They examined the boy’s locker and the duffel bag the seventh-grader used to transport the 20-gauge pump shotgun to school. Kassetas said the handle of the gun was sawed off

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Troy Tucker, center of Roswell, N.M., holds his daughters Emily Tucker, left, age 10, and Hannah Tucker, right, age 12, during a community prayer vigil for the victims of the Berrendo Middle School shooting in Roswell Tuesday.

so it had “more of a pistol grip.” The police chief added authorities had some indication that the boy verbally warned “select students” about the attack as he arrived at the school. He didn’t elaborate. When the shots first rang out in the school’s gym, some students started laughing, assuming it was just another drill. It wasn’t. But those emergency exercises that students and teachers have undergone regularly for the past two years were being credited Wednesday with the quick disarming of the suspect.

Officials and witnesses say a 12-yearold boy drew a shotgun from a band-instrument case and shot two classmates at his Roswell school before a teacher talked him into dropping the weapon.

The whole thing was over in 10 seconds, police say, thanks to John Masterson, an eighth-grade social studies teacher who stepped in and talked the boy into dropping his weapon. Masterson then held the boy until authorities arrived. “He stood there and allowed the gun to be pointed right at him so there would be no more young kids hurt,” Gov. Susana Martinez told 1,500 or so people at a prayer vigil late Tuesday. Others teachers scurried to lock kids in classrooms while students in the gym where the shooting took

place dove under bleachers and took cover, said Andrea Leon, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the school. Leon says she was walking toward the gym, where students gather before class, when she heard the gun shots. She said she knew they were real, “but some people were laughing because they thought it was fake.” “I guess they had been through many drills,” she said. Roswell Superintendent Tom Burris said the staff and students had participated in active shooter training and responded appropriately.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Video from a firefighter’s helmet camera following the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows rescuers were aware there was someone on the ground outside the plane, before she was fatally run over by a fire truck. CBS News first aired parts of the footage showing the chaotic aftermath of the July 6 crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday night. CBS said it obtained it from a person close to the family of the girl who was killed, 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan. Fifteen minutes after the driver of a fire truck was alerted to where she was, the video shows that same truck running over her, according to CBS, though footage of her being run over was not aired in CBS News’s broadcast. The helmet camera shows another truck driving over her minutes after that, according to CBS News. The San Mateo County Coroner has confirmed that Yuan was killed by a fire truck. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported on the video’s content. It’s still unknown how Yuan got out of the plane. Interviews for an ongoing National Traffic Safety Board investigation found Yuan was covered

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with foam and struck twice. “At least five firefighters knew of her presence before she was covered in foam, nobody examined her, nobody touched her, nobody protected her, moved her or did anything to take her out of harm’s way and then they abandoned her there,” said Anthony Tarricone, an attorney for Yuan’s family. San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said on Wednesday she could not comment on the video because of the pending litigation.

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