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City falls to al-Qaida BAGHDAD (AP) — The city center of Iraq’s Fallujah has fallen completely into the hands of fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Levant, police said Saturday, yet another victory for the hardline group that has made waves across the region in recent days. ISIL is also one of the strongest rebel units in Syria, where it has imposed a strict version of Islamic law in territories it holds and kidnapped and killed anyone it deems critical of its rule.

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Extreme cold on its way BY DENNIS NARTKER

KENDALLVILLE — Buried deep. And dangerously cold to shovel out. Northeast Indiana could see 11-14 inches of snow by Monday morning, followed by bitterly cold wind chills through Tuesday night on top of last week’s 7-10 inches of snowfall. Saturday the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning until 1 a.m. Monday and a windchill warning from 1 a.m. Monday to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tonight’s low will be 4 below zero, and Monday’s high will be 0 with 22 below zero Monday night. Tuesday’s high is expected to be zero with 8 below zero Tuesday night. Wind chills could be 30 to 45 below tonight through Tuesday. Ball State Meteorologist David Call said the cold snap might be one for the record books for Indiana. “This could bring the coldest temperatures in two decades, creating extremely hazardous conditions,” he said. “This could be one of the coldest air masses to affect Indiana and the Midwest since January 1994.” Today’s snowfall will be followed by high winds causing blowing and drifting snow and near whiteout conditions. Health officials and police warn area residents to be prepared for the extreme cold. “Stay inside, if possible. Don’t go out when it’s that cold,” said Cheryl Munson, Noble County Health Department nurse. Indiana State Police public information officer Sgt. Ron Galaviz agreed with Munson. “If you must go out be prepared.

Southern Indiana home gutted by fire early Saturday


Two horses tied up outside the LaGrange County Courthouse Friday morning are enveloped in a cloud of steam created by the horses exhaling. Subzero temperatures blanketed the area Friday morning and is expected to raise through the weekend. FEMA RECOMMENDS precautions for extreme weather, creating car kits, SEE PAGE A5.

Dress appropriately. Check the road conditions, and take along an emergency preparedness kit.” Those traveling be prepared for road closures and bitterly cold wind chills. Blowing and drifting SEE COLD, PAGE A5

“This could be one of the coldest air masses to affect Indiana and the Midwest since January 1994. ” David Call Ball State Meteorologist

Beirut bombings linked to al-Qaida BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida linked group claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide car bombing last week in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood in Lebanon, as its fighters fought other rebels in neighboring Syria in the most serious infighting since the uprising began. It was the first time at the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for an attack in Lebanon, underscoring how the ever more complex Syrian war is increasingly spilling over into its smaller neighbor. The group may have rushed to claim responsibility to try to divert attention from the infighting in Syria, said Aymenn al-Tamimi, an expert on the country’s militant groups.

House fire kills 3

At least five people were killed in the Thursday attack that targeted a south Beirut neighborhood that is bastion of support for the Shiite group Hezbollah. ISIL vowed more attacks. It was “the first small payment of a heavy account which these criminal hypocrites should wait for,” it said in a statement, referring to Hezbollah. The statement was posted on a website used by Sunni militants. The al-Qaida group sought to punish Hezbollah — and their ordinary Shiite Lebanese backers — for sending fighters to Syria to shore up forces of the Syrian president Bashar Assad, who is trying to quell an armed uprising against his rule. The bombing was the latest in a wave of attacks to hit Lebanon

in recent months. The violence has targeted both Sunni and Shiite neighborhoods, further stoking sectarian tensions that are already running high as each community in Lebanon lines up with its brethren in Syria on opposing sides of the war. It also reflected how Lebanese are turning on each other. On Saturday, Lebanese authorities confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber, the state news agency reported. Local media identified him as a Lebanese citizen from a northern border town with Syria. Thursday’s bombing came a week after a car bombing in Beirut killed prominent Sunni politician Mohammed Chatah. The top aide to ex-Prime Minister Saad Hariri SEE BOMBINGS, PAGE A5

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Three children under the age of 10 were killed early Saturday when a fire gutted the room of the southern Indiana house where they were sleeping, authorities said. A fourth child was injured and hospitalized, Floyd County coroner Dr. Leslie Knable said. She also said the children’s mother was with that youngster at an undisclosed hospital. New Albany Fire Marshal Chris Koehler told The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., that the bodies of the children, all under age 10, were found in a front room of the home where they had apparently been sleeping. Authorities had not released the victims’ names as of Saturday afternoon. He said the rest of the house in the Ohio River city just north of Louisville sustained major heat and smoke damage from the fire, which was reported just after 2 a.m. Koehler said firefighters had to force their way into the back of the home. Lee Lipford, who told the newspaper she was a cousin of the children’s mother, said the family is in agony. “The whole family’s hurting. Everybody loved those kids like they were their own kids,” Lipford said. Koehler said the cause of the fire remains under investigation, including whether the children’s mother and another adult were inside or outside at the time of the fire. Knable said that she believes the woman and the adult who lived at the home were outside when they saw flames and reported the fire. Neighbor Marshaun Long told The Courier-Journal the woman and her children lived in a neighboring apartment complex but that they frequently visited the home and played in the neighborhood. “The whole block has been crying,” Long said. “I sat my kids down and talked to them. It’s a horrible thing. My kids never seen me shed a tear until today.”

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Stutzman blames nation’s problems on Obama BY MIKE MARTURELLO

ANGOLA — U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, said many of the country’s problems could be tied directly to the Obama administration. The Howe congressman who is in his second term said President Barack Obama has not managed the country well in a number of areas, particularly the Affordable Care Act, which has been beset with problems when individual signup was rolled out in October to a host of failures. Stutzman was speaking Saturday before a Steuben County Republican Breakfast Club audience at Timbers Steakhouse and Seafood in Angola. Stutzman said the ACA, also known as Obamacare, will hurt

people and the economy as it moves forward with its inception. The health insurance plans that were bought by some 2 million Americans started taking effect Jan. 1. “This is going to be the issue we talk about a lot and how do we fix it,” Stutzman said. While the president is making things up as he goes, Stutzman said, work will be done by Congress to change the program. As he theorized about how the ACA might evolve, Stutzman was asked if a system envisioned by Sen. Edward Kennedy, the late Massachusetts senator who was a champion of health care who preferred Medicare for all, would ever come about. “After Obamacare I don’t see SEE STUTZMAN, PAGE A5

U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman talks with Angola resident Bob Fitzwater, right, following the congressman’s talk with the Steuben County Republican Breakfast Club Saturday morning. MIKE MARTURELLO




Aging rocker recovers with music INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Henry Lee Summer is singing onstage, but the loudest person in this strip-mall bar is arguing about a card game. Nearly everyone here on a recent chilled night is focused on cards, not actively listening to Summer or even facing the stage. Yet the 1980s Hoosier hit maker plays Drifty’s on the Far Southside every Wednesday, skillfully executing covers of songs popularized by the Animals, Bill Withers and the Commodores. When no applause arrives at the end of songs, Summer stands up from his electric piano and takes an exaggerated bow. Humor makes the gig bearable, and Summer figures that playing music is better than the alternative. “I have to keep myself busy,” he tells The Indianapolis Star after the show. “That’s the main thing. The enemy that I have is idle time.” Summer once viewed his music as a lifeline for others instead of himself. When opening shows for the Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eddie Money, Summer introduced himself to crowds coast-to-coast with this statement: “I sing the blues, and I’m from Brazil, Ind. I’m gonna make everybody feel good tonight.” The good times rolled in 1988, when Summer’s “I Wish I Had a Girl” reached No. 20 on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 singles chart. He can’t be classified as a one-hit wonder, because “Hey Baby” climbed to No. 18 in 1989. Summer sang on Arsenio Hall’s late-night talk show, and he shared the 1990 Farm Aid stage with Guns ‘N Roses and Lou Reed at the RCA Dome. “We did a lot of shows together,” said Jim Ryser, a Columbus, Ind., native who recorded a self-titled album for major-label Arista Records in 1990. “Just being part of the night with Henry was always an exciting time. Any time we played anywhere, the audience wouldn’t have room to breathe — let alone dance.” In the context of John Mellencamp’s massive mainstream success during the Reagan decade, Summer represented the next Indiana rock ‘n’ roll sensation — but one relegated to working in the shadows. He was Southside Johnny to


In a May 20, 2009, photo, Henry Lee Summer performs with the band Cold Fusion at Ike & Jonesey’s, in Indianapolis. Summers now performs in small-time rooms all over town to keep a drug relapse at bay. “Music keeps that demon off my shoulder,” said Summer, who has three rounds of rehab on his resume.

Mellencamp’s Springsteen. Megadeth to Mellencamp’s Metallica. The Alarm to Mellencamp’s U2. Although the hits stopped coming for Summer, he maintained a respectable career as a regional act through the 1990s and beyond. In 2004, he performed for thousands of attendees at Rib America Festival in Military Park. The next time Summer made noise on the radio, it was on a police scanner. On Sept. 15, 2006, he was arrested for driving drunk through a Far-Eastside mobile home court. The episode featured Summer’s 2006 Ford Explorer bouncing off cars, trucks and at least one mobile home. On May 5, 2009, he was arrested for possessing methamphetamine. Police used a Taser electroshock gun to subdue Summer in the former incident and pepper spray in the latter. Summer’s midlife decline began with a prescription of cough medicine in the late 1990s. At the time, he lived in the Meridian Hills neighborhood and was a neighbor of Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. Citing hydrocodone, an opioid present in the cough medicine, Summer said he shifted highs and moved on to “speedball” combinations of meth and heroin. He performs in small-time rooms all over town to keep a drug relapse at bay. “Music keeps that demon off my shoulder,” said Summer, who has three rounds of rehab on his resume. He says he’s been clean and sober for more than two years. Had he landed a few more songs on the charts, Summer’s tumble from the

top would make a spectacular episode of “Behind the Music.” His redemption song has yet to be heard, but Summer may strike the first notes on Friday at 8 Seconds Saloon. The 1,500-capacity venue is larger than ones Summer has played lately, and he’s headlining a benefit for lobbying group Tavern League of Indiana. In contrast to the low-key duo show at Drifty’s with vocalist-guitarist Zanna DiBartoli, Summer will play his own songs at 8 Seconds and be accompanied by his rock band: guitarist Wade Terry, bass player Gary Checkeye, drummer Tim Berry and DiBartoli. Summer said he offers a stylistic authenticity that’s rare today. “When it comes to rock ‘n’ roll, I know I can do that,” Summer said. “Rock ‘n’ roll is about attitude and intensity, and I can always get that going. I’m obviously no top-flight musician, but I can bang on the chord and be passionate about it.” Ryser recalls Summer as being somewhat aloof offstage in the early 1990s, as well as being staunchly opposed to excessive partying (a trait shared with Mellencamp, Ryser said.) “Henry is only Henry when he’s playing,” Ryser said. “He truly is that line in that Fleetwood Mac song: ‘Players only love you when they’re playing.’ He’s alive. He makes his whole soul available.” As related to the music, Summer’s optimism and energy haven’t waned. He refers to his songs as “three chords and a cloud of dust.” He’s written a new tune titled “Plan B” — as in, he’s never had one if rock ‘n’ roll didn’t

work out. “I’m not looking to do it again. To do it once is a miracle,” Summer said of his heyday. “When it’s all said and done, I want to do enough good music-wise that I erase the stigma that I put on myself with the drug stuff.” He was prescribed the fateful cough medicine at age 43. “I’d never done a drug in my life,” Summer said. On the downward spiral, his marriage fell apart. “There’s no excuse. I don’t have any excuse for it,” Summer said. “I made a mistake, and I paid a heavy price for it. I’ve been clean now for over two years. It took a long time for it to take hold. I went to a lot of rehabs. It was hard for me to get off the stuff. I was about ready to die. That’s what usually has to happen. You have to get so bad that you’re about ready to die. ‘Oh, shoot. I don’t want to die.’ That’s when I cleaned up my act.” Ryser is more than a longtime musical colleague of Summer’s. He’s a recovering addict of prescription medicine and alcohol who now specializes in the treatment of addiction. “It’s never a surprise to me when somebody says, ‘Man, I started off a prescription medication and now I’m taking cocaine, doing meth and all kinds of things,’” Ryser said. Summer and Ryser formed a new bond in recent years. The musicians have played benefit shows together, including a Sept. 11 “America Remembers” event at the Rathskeller in 2007. Ryser, program manager for pain services at IU Health Methodist Hospital, compares trading drugs — such as moving from hydrocodone for heroin — to “trading seats on the Titanic.” “If you have an addiction, you’re not addicted to one drug. You’re addicted to “more,’” said Ryser. “If you’re an addict, you always have a lack of a volume control on your intensity — with whatever it is that you do.” Summer’s weathered face, topped by an “I Love New York” winter beanie at Drifty’s, shows evidence of tough times. The 58-year-old rents a Westside apartment for $100 a week, and he records music in a modest basement studio (“There’s no place to sit or eat,” he said).

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Good Samaritans recount life-saving CPR of councilman Heffelfinger, who was shopping with his girlfriend at the time, AUBURN — heard management paged Serendipity? Fate? Coincifor an emergency at the dence? An act of God? front of the store, so he Whatever one chooses quickly made his way to the to call it, the circumcheckout area. stances turned into a literal While Treesh worked at life-changer for Auburn putting fresh oxygen into City Councilman Mike Walter’s lungs, Heffelfinger Walter, 66, on the morning of Dec. 18. As he worked at began chest compressions to help circulate the fresh the Kroger store in Auburn, Walter had what he referred oxygen through Walter’s system. to as a “cardiac All Auburn police event,” collapsing on officers are trained the floor. in CPR, Heffelfinger Before emergency said, and training help could arrive, paid off. Walter’s heart “That’s what stopped beating. my nature is,” Two good SamariHeffelfinger said of tans happened to his efforts. “I did be doing some Walter what I was trained to grocery shopping at do.” the time, and were According to able to resuscitate Heffelfinger and Walter before first Treesh, Walter responders could showed signs of life arrive. before emergency On Dec. 24, responders arrived. Walter had triple-by“He started pass heart surgery at breathing,” Treesh Parkview Regional Treesh said. “It was regular, Medical Center in but really gaspy. I Fort Wayne. could tell he was still According to a in trouble.” post he made on KPC Heffelfinger said Media Group’s online after emergency Fencepost Friday, responders took over Walter was released his care, Walter again from the hospital on stopped breathing Monday. and had to be resusci“As nearly as I can tell I’m in the middle Heffelfinger tated a second time. “I’m certainly of the bell curve as grateful to the people these things go: a who did CPR on me, for little stiff and sore with an the quick and correct array of pills to take and response of the people a long queue of voicemail around me,” Walter had said messages from people who want paperwork submitted,” in an interview Dec. 27. “We’ve got good emergency Walter said in his online services.” communication. “Among Kroger co-manager the highlights of my post-op Angie Williamson was recovery were a marathon impressed with the life of past episodes from ‘Big saving efforts showed by the Bang Theory’ and movies two shoppers. based on Dan Brown’s “They were just a great novels.” help,” Williamson said. “It That Walter has a was pretty amazing.” recovery at all could be Both Treesh and credited to Anne Treesh, Heffelfinger downplayed a licensed practical nurse, their roles. and Jeremy Heffelfinger, “I just did what needed an off-duty Auburn police to be done,” Treesh said. “I officer. was glad I was there.” Treesh was in the “I did it because I was checkout area when she saw people rushing to one of the there and he needed it,” Heffelfinger said. “Do I lanes. As a nurse, she went feel like a hero? No. I just to see what she could do to did what I hope somebody assist. would do for me.” “I saw he was on the Walter is beginning his floor,” Treesh said. “I could 19th year as a councilman tell he was not breathing.” Treesh said he got Walter representing his district on the southwest side onto his back, then made of Auburn. He is the sure his airway was clear. Despite those efforts, Walter lone Democrat on the seven-member Auburn was still not breathing, so Common Council. she began rescue breathing. BY MATT GETTS

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‘Don’ of a new age for IPFW? Calls grow to grant university more autonomy, funding BY LINDA LIPP

Professor Mike Nusbaumer, who teaches sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, likes to compare IPFW to a teenager venturing out on his or her own for the first time. The youngster is ready for the parents, in this case Indiana and Purdue universities, to “loosen the reins a little and let him make his own decisions,” said Nusbaumer, who is the IU speaker on the IPFW Faculty Senate. Although it has grown to be the fifth-largest university in the state, by enrollment, IPFW is in the same classification management-wise as the other, smaller regional IU and Purdue campuses scattered around Indiana. Everything it wants, from degrees to dormitories, has to go through Purdue, which has management responsibility for the Fort Wayne campus. IPFW also lags most of the state’s institutions of higher education in terms of per-capita funding for students, consistently ranking about 13th of 15 state college campuses. The lack of autonomy and money are beginning to chafe many in the community, a number of whom aren’t convinced Purdue truly has Fort Wayne’s best interests at heart. “Purdue not only doesn’t have a very good idea of what we are in this region, they have been a little bureaucratic,” Nusbaumer said. “I think they see us as a threat to their growth.” As it stands, for example, IPFW can’t go directly to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to get authority for new degree programs it wants to offer. It has to go through Purdue and its board of trustees, which decides when and if to press the request with the state. “That it slows it down is a misnomer. It just practically solidifies. We’re not talking glacier, we’re talking granite,” said former legislator Win Moses. “Is there a more efficient way to do that? Is there a way to streamline that for the business community?” said Katy Stafford-Cunningham,


The chill of the water hits Jill Kuhn, right, 13, of Kendallville as she walks out in to Bixler Lake with friends, Grace Syders, 15, and Sydney Delucenay, 15, both of Auburn, during the annual Kendallville Park and Recreation Department Polar Plunge Wednesday.

Polar Bears usher in the new year KENDALLVILLE — “Get in and get out fast.” That was Albion resident Katrina Richter’s strategy for surviving Wednesday’s annual Kendallville Park and Recreation Department Polar Bear Plunge in Bixler Lake’s west beach. A few minutes after the experience she was drying off inside a van. “That was so cold I couldn’t feel anything. I couldn’t feel my toes and fingers. I couldn’t feel anything,” she said. Richter was among an estimated 150 men, women and children who entered the icy 32-degree water with blowing snow in their faces and the air temperature at 17 degrees at the 4 p.m. start for the event. Hundreds of swimmers gathered at the shore of Hamilton Lake Tuesday, New Year’s Eve, in front of a large rectangular hole in the ice to showcase their bravery, gusto or lack of sense at the Jack D. Gibson Memorial Polar Bear Dip. It wasn’t just a cold winter afternoon. The frigid air howled, then bit — hard. The water, officials said, was a 36 degrees.

Hobby Lobby opening this spring ANGOLA — National major arts and home decor retailer Hobby Lobby is expected to open this spring in County Fair Shopping Center, company officials said in a news release. The privately-held company is projected to open in the late first quarter at 1801 N. Wayne St. that used to house Scott’s Foods, a 20-year Country Fair anchor. Construction is underway on the 57,000 square-foot building. Hobby Lobby’s 23rd store in Indiana is projected to open in the first quarter of 2014, bringing about 35 to 50 jobs to the community paying $14 per hour for full-time and $9.50 per hour for part-time associates, the news release said.

portions of Noble and DeKalb counties received the heaviest amounts. Winds gusting to 25 mph caused drifting and blowing snow. “Road conditions are terrible,” DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Michael Keesler said Thursday evening. “From 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. there have been 20 weather-related accidents. Most have been slide-offs with minimal damage.” Adding to misery and inconvenience were the unseasonably low temperatures. Thursday’s high in Auburn was 14 degrees, with wind chills making it feel like 2-below-zero.

Woman dies following wreck FREMONT — A woman died after being involved in a wreck Jan. 30 on Interstate 69 in Steuben County, Steuben County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Kevin Kane said. Jane C. Legaj, 63, Marysville, Mich., succumbed to internal injuries and was pronounced as deceased at approximately 11:30 p.m. at Parkview Regional Health, Fort Wayne. “Steuben County Coroner (Bill) Harter is working with the Allen County Coroner’s office and determined the cause of death attributed to massive internal injuries sustained in the crash,” Kane said.

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AUBURN — Friends and family members of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Nodine gathered at the Auburn American Legion post on Dec. 28 to welcome him home to Auburn. Nodine is stationed in Norfolk, Va., and in November he returned from an eight-month deployment that took him to Spain, Dubai, Cyprus and Israel. Nodine said he was looking forward to relaxing while at home with his family, which includes his mother and stepfather, Jody and Jason Hefty of Auburn, and his twin sisters, Heather and Tori Chapman.

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firstborn,” Moses added. “There was a sense that we were going to be nothing but a feeder school. They didn’t want any competition. Their goal was to get them to all come to West Lafayette.” IPFW is unique in that the students and faculty members there are fairly evenly split between the two major universities, Nusbaumer noted. The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, by comparison, offers just a few Purdue programs. Everything else — including the medical school and the law school — belongs to IU. And IUPUI, which is managed by IU, is considered a “metro” campus, which give its a little more clout than the regional campus classification under which IPFW operates.

“It was a political Switzerland. Nobody really claimed credit for it. Everybody just said do it,” recalled Moses, a Democrat. Their success was mixed at best. The campus did fairly well at getting funding for capital projects, such as an IU medical school and the Rhinehart Music Center, and Moses gives a lot of the credit for that to former Chancellor Michael Wartell. “He was so good, he gave us the confidence as legislators to send money to him. We knew it would be used wisely. It would come in under cost, under budget and there would be no problem. He was a good builder. He was a good manager of monies,” Moses said. On the other hand, “fighting for graduate degrees was like giving up your

the interim vice president of government affairs for Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Both GFW and the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana have made greater autonomy and more equitable funding for IPFW a feature of their 2014 legislative agendas. The agenda items are drawn in fairly broad brush strokes, with few specifics, but that is by design, Stafford-Cunningham acknowledged. “We don’t want to tell IPFW what to do. IPFW knows what it needs,” she said. “We want to support them.” Over the years, northeast Indiana legislators have been united in a bipartisan effort to win advances for the Fort Wayne campus, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year.


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MILLERSBURG, IND. — Cristopher Castetter, age 29, of Millersburg, IN passed away on Friday, January 03, 2014. He was born on May 6, 1984 in Goshen, Indiana to Kit & Donna (Bergman) Castetter. Cris graduated from Westview High School in 2003 and had worked at Elkhart Mr. Plastics. Castetter He was a member of Topeka Methodist Church and enjoyed playing video games, activities at the lake, Notre Dame sports, and also followed University of Kentucky basketball. Surviving are his mother, Donna (John) Reese of Elkhart, his father Kit (Kim) Castetter of Millersburg; a son, Daemien Bianski of Huntertown, six siblings, Kevin (Heidi) Castetter of Millersburg, Kelli (Mitchell) McDonald of Albion, Morgan and Aubrey Leonard of Millersburg, Tex (Tina) Reese of West Chester, OH, Vanessa (Jeff) Niewiadomski of Parrish, FL; also surviving are grandparents, Harry and Stana Castetter of Millersburg, Herb and Linda Bergman of Wolcottville; three nephews, Kyler, Karsten, Cameron and a niece, Olivia. A funeral service will be held in Cristopher’s honor on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10 AM at Topeka United Methodist Church with Rev Jeremiah Olson officiating. Burial will be in Eden Cemetery in Topeka, IN. There will be a time of visitation on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767 and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to National Adrenal Diseases Foundation- 505 Northern Boulevard; Great Neck, NY 11021. The Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier is assisting the family with arrangements. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at

ALBION — Robert “Alvin” Kitt, of Albion passed away on January 1, 2014 at the age of 81. He was born on November 11, 1932 the son of Herschel M. and Irene M. (Chilcote) Kitt in Albion, IN. On December 23, 1950 he married Laura Rice in Wawaka, IN. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Laura Kitt of Albion; four children, Brenda (Mack) VanAuken of Arkansas, Paul (Susan) Kitt of Elkhart, IN, John (Melody) Kitt of Garrett, IN and Mark (Debra) Kitt of Albion; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James and Martin Kitt. In keeping with Robert’s wishes, no public visitation or services are planned. A cremation committal will take place at Legacy Cremation & Remembrance Center in Ligonier. Burial will follow at a later date in Sparta Cemetery in Kimmell, IN. Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. Legacy Cremation and Remembrance Center is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.thelegacyremembered. com.

Kenneth Thierjung SPENCERVILLE, IND. — Kenneth F. Thierjung, 74, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at Ashton Creek Health & Rehab Center in Ft. Wayne, IN. He was born in Chicago, IL on January 8, 1939 to the late Joseph & Frances (Gufstan) Thierjung. He married Marianne Kaszuba on November 23, 1961 in McHenry, IL, and she preceded him in death on May 9, 2013. Surviving are: a daughter, Patricia Thierjung (Brian Cook) of Spencerville, IN; Sons, Kenny Thierjung (Jennifer Martz) of Lima, Ohio, and Keith (Candace) Thierjung of Columbia City, IN; grandchildren, Brittny Studebaker, Nickolas Studebaker, Megan Cormany, Amanda Hope and Colin Thierjung; and great grandchildren, Ezra Hershberger, Raylen Studebaker, Breydin Studebaker and Joey Wilkins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Coblenz, and brothers, Donald & Richard Thierjung. He retired in 2005 as a truck driver for Priority. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the North American Hunting & Fishing Club. He loved hunting, fishing, drag racing and being able to spend time with his family. A gathering of friends and family will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home in Spencerville, IN. To view an online obituary and sign the guestbook, visit www.

Virginia Brock WHITE PIGEON, MICH. — Virginia F. Brock, 88, of Klinger Lake, White Pigeon, Mich., formerly of Fish Lake, Ind., died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at her residence surrounded Mrs. Brock by family and friends. She had worked as an accountant in payroll at Monsanto Company in Ligonier for 22 years and enjoyed sewing and reading. She was born on March 28, 1925 in Goshen, to Robert and Eva (Sark) Lewallen. On April 18, 1942 she married Fred Brock. He survives. Also surviving are: two daughters, Ginna McFarren of White Pigeon, Mich., and Bonnie Lange of Goshen; a daughter-in-law, Roseanne Brock of Castle Rock, Colo.; a son, Jon (Suzie) Brock of Bakersfield, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; and a brother, Daniel Robert Lewallen of Hoodsport, Wash. She was preceded in death by: her parents; a son, Tom Brock; a brother, Billy Lewallen; and two sons-in-law, George Lange and Mike Williams. There will be no services. Burial will be at a later date in Violett Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to the American Kidney Association. Online condolences may be sent to

Paul Stanley KENDALLVILLE — Paul L. Stanley, 80, of Kendallville died Saturday, January 4, 2014, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel.

Regenna Dorton GARRETT — Regenna Ann Dorton, 50, of Garrett, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at Wesley Healthcare in Auburn. Calling will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Thomas Funeral Home in Garrett. Services will follow at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 with Brother Bud Owen officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Garrett. Memorials are to the family to assist with


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Impact maker Friesner was West Noble legend BY BOB BUTTGEN

LIGONIER — One measure of a man’s life is how many people he had a positive, caring impact on. For former West Noble teacher and coach Robert Friesner, that measure can’t be made in dozens or scores but in hundreds or even thousands. Friesner, who passed away in Plymouth on Dec. 11, 2013, at the age of 75, served as a coach, mentor, friend and teacher to many, many West Noble students during his tenure of nearly 40 years. And that accomplishment was in addition to the personal legacy he left his large, extended family, who saw him as husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He and his wife Barbara celebrated 55 years of marriage and had three daughters, Sherry, Deb and Kate. His wife survives him at their retirement home in Plymouth. They have four grandchildren. While Friesner coached many different sports at West Noble, he left his biggest mark in cross country. Friesner was instrumental in establishing the tradition of West Noble High School’s outstanding cross country program, “The Long Blue Line,” said Roger Schermerhorn of Ligonier, who taught with Friesner for many years before becoming West Noble’s principal. “Bob had high expectations and was very intense,” Schermerhorn recalled of his longtime friend. “He was a hard worker who was respected by his students. He coached Phil Wysong, who won the state cross

country meet. I remember that we took two full fan buses to Indianapolis to see Phil run.” Wysong, now a successful farmer in Wawaka, also had great praise for his coach from the early 1970s. “Coach Friesner was a great individual and a great coach and motivator,” Wysong said. “He had a passion for what he did. He was also very competitive, believed in working hard but also having fun. He was a wonderful teacher and mentor.” Mr. Friesner’s dedication to his athletes and family was also recalled by his daughter, Deb Miller. “Dad was very dedicated to his athletes. I’m sure I don’t know all of the stories because he never really boasted, but one does stand out. He had a student who was prone to oversleep,” she said. “Countless times when the student didn’t show up on time for practice, Dad would first call the boy and holler at him to get his rear end to practice. If he got no answer, he would hop in his car and go pick the athlete up at his home and bring him to practice. “As a father, he put on the hard-nosed face, but truly he was a big old softie,” Deb remembered. “I was invited to the prom as a sophomore, and he let me sweat it out for weeks as to whether I would be allowed to go. In the end, I found out that he was going to let me go the whole time. I think all three daughters would agree that his intimidating presence put a crimp in all of our dating lives in high school!” What everyone


Bob and Phyllis Friesner shown celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated 55 years of marriage before Mr. Friesner passed away Dec. 11, 2013. The couple have three daughters and four grandchildren.

remembers the most, however, is Mr. Friesner as a father who fiercely loved his girls. “He was quick to tell us what he thought we should do, but in the end he always supported our decisions, even if it wasn’t the way he would have done it,” Deb Miller said. “He always had high expectations for us, but not in a bad way. He just expected that we would make smart decisions, and we generally lived up to that. When we asked what he would do if did one of those things he deemed ‘not smart,’ he would simply say: ‘I know you wouldn’t do that …. you are too smart to do something foolish like that.’ So he set us up to make good decisions simply by expecting that we would do that.” One student who was impacted by Mr. Friesner in more than one way was Mike Weimer, now a teacher at West Noble Middle School, who

started his teaching career just as his former coach was thinking of retirement. “Bob was practically a mentor to every teacher, but especially to me,” Weimer said. “He taught me to set my expectations of students high, and encourage students to reach those expectations. He could get the best out of some of the most unmotivated students. “He was a seasoned veteran of consolidation of schools, numerous fads and innovations in teaching, and changes by the state; however, he still had a love for the craft of teaching,” Weimer remembered. “He dedicated his life to improving the occupation by serving as a representative of the classroom teachers association. I truly believe that the West Noble school system was a better place as a result of decades of teaching from such a wonderful, dedicated, and humorous man like Bob.”


Jeffrey Gower AUBURN — Jeffrey L. Gower, 54, of Auburn died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at DeKalb Health in Auburn. Services are pending at this time. Pennington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Services, 502 N. Main St., Auburn, is in charge of arrangements.

Gisela Warstler ASHLEY — Gisela Warstler, 66, of Ashley passed away Saturday Jan. 4, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Service details are pending at Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Waterloo.

James Taylor HOWE — James D. Taylor, 80, of Howe died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange.

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Historic smoking danger report marks 50 years ATLANTA (AP) — Fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes in TV commercials. Smoke hung in the air in restaurants, offices and airplane cabins. More than 42 percent of U.S. adults smoked, and there was a good chance your doctor was among them. The turning point came on Jan. 11, 1964. It was on that Saturday morning that U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released an emphatic and authoritative report that said smoking causes illness and death — and the government should do something about it. In the decades that followed, warning labels were put on cigarette packs, cigarette commercials were banned, taxes were raised and new restrictions were placed on where people could light up. “It was the beginning,” said Kenneth Warner, a University of Michigan public health professor who is a leading authority on smoking and health. It was not the end. While the U.S. smoking rate has fallen by more than half to 18 percent, that still translates to more than 43 million smokers. Smoking is still far and away the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Some experts predict large numbers of Americans will puff away for decades to come. Nevertheless, the Terry report has been called one of the most important documents in U.S. public health history, and on its 50th anniversary, officials

are not only rolling out new anti-smoking campaigns but reflecting on what the nation did right that day. The report’s bottomline message was hardly revolutionary. Since 1950, head-turning studies that found higher rates of lung cancer in heavy smokers had been appearing in medical journals. A widely read article in Reader’s Digest in 1952, “Cancer by the Carton,” contributed to the largest drop in cigarette consumption since the Depression. In 1954, the American Cancer Society announced that smokers had a higher cancer risk. But the tobacco industry fought back. Manufacturers came out with cigarettes with filters that they claimed would trap toxins before they settled into smokers’ lungs. And in 1954, they placed a full-page ad in hundreds of newspapers in which they argued that research linking their products and cancer was inconclusive. It was a brilliant counter-offensive that left physicians and the public unsure how dangerous smoking really was. Cigarette sales rebounded. In 1957 and 1959, Surgeon General Leroy Burney issued statements that heavy smoking causes lung cancer. But they had little impact. Amid pressure from health advocates, President John F. Kennedy’s surgeon general, Dr. Luther Terry, announced in 1962 that he was convening an expert panel to examine all the evidence and issue a comprehensive, debate-settling report. To ensure the

panel was unimpeachable, he let the tobacco industry veto any proposed members it regarded as biased. Surveys indicated a third to a half of all physicians smoked tobacco products at the time, and the committee reflected the culture: Half its 10 members were smokers, who puffed away during committee meetings. Terry himself was a cigarette smoker. Dr. Eugene Guthrie, an assistant surgeon general, helped persuade Terry to kick the habit a few months before the press conference releasing the report. “I told him, ‘You gotta quit that. I think you can get away with a pipe — if you don’t do it openly.’ He said, ‘You gotta be kidding!’ I said, ‘No, I’m not. It just wouldn’t do. If you smoke any cigarettes, you better do it in a closet,’” Guthrie recalled in a recent interview with The Associated Press. The press conference was held on a Saturday partly out of concern about its effect on the stock market. About 200 reporters attended. The committee said cigarette smoking clearly did cause lung cancer and was responsible for the nation’s escalating male cancer death rate. It also said there was no valid evidence filters were reducing the danger. The committee also said — more vaguely — that the government should address the problem. “This was front-page news, and every American knew it,” said Robin Koval, president of Legacy, an anti-smoking organization.





COLD: Frostbite can occur within five minutes FROM PAGE A1


The father, right, and brother of Ali Khadra, left, who was killed Thursday by a bomb explosion, carry his coffin during his funeral procession in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday. An explosion tore through a

crowded commercial street Thursday in a south Beirut neighborhood that is bastion of support for the Shiite group Hezbollah, killing several people, setting cars ablaze and sending a column of black smoke above the Beirut skyline.

BOMBINGS: Iranian Embassy targeted in November FROM PAGE A1

was critical of Assad and his Hezbollah allies. In November, suicide bombers targeted the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, killing over 20 people. Iran is the chief patron of Hezbollah and an ally of Syria, and the Islamic Republic’s embassy is located in an upscale Shiite district. Another blast in August killed around 20 people in the Beir al-Abed district, near the Haret Hreik neighborhood where Thursday’s bombing took place. Two weeks later, a double bombing outside two Sunni mosques in the northern city of Tripoli killed scores more. The tensions in Lebanon reflect the increasingly sectarian nature of the Syrian war, where hardline Sunni rebels dominating rebel groups have shown little tolerance for Syria’s patchwork of minorities. In response, Syrian minorities have rallied behind Assad or remained neutral, fearing for their future should Sunni extremists come to power.

ISIL is one of the strongest rebel groups in Syria. It emerged from the Sunni heartland of neighboring Iraq, where it has also targeted Shiites with car bombs, sending the country to the brink of civil war. Its fighters have fanned into Syria, taking advantage of the upheaval to assert power in areas seized by rebels. It has imposed its strict version of Islamic law, kidnapped and killed journalists, Syrian anti-Assad activists and others critical of their rule. Tensions between ISIL and other rebel brigades have simmered for months. They erupted Friday after residents in rebel-held areas came out to demonstrate against the al-Qaida linked group, accusing them of killing a man who was trying to mediate between the groups, said the U.K.-based al-Tamimi, who closely follows Syrian militant groups. Fighting between ISIL and other anti-Assad rebel groups quickly spread through the northern

province of Aleppo, the northeast province of Idlib and parts of the central province of Hama, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Britain-based group said it believed tens of fighters had been killed. By Saturday evening, the ISIL said in a video it would withdraw fighters from strategic strongholds that have defended rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo against Assad forces if rebel attacks against it continued. “They have stabbed us in the back and turned people against us,” intoned a voice over the black-and-white symbol of ISIL on a video uploaded onto YouTube. The footage corresponded with The Associated Press’ reporting of events. “We ask the people of Aleppo to take this seriously, because any withdrawal of ISIL from any of these areas means that liberated Aleppo will be assaulted.” In other rebel-held parts of Syria, ISIL fighters cooperate with rebel brigades, said al-Tamimi.

STUTZMAN: Praised the recently passed budget FROM PAGE A1

the American people going for a single payer system,” Stutzman said. While he said he can see how Medicaid might expand, he thought it was right for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and other Republican governors to refuse expansion of Medicaid when offered the chance by the federal government. Stutzman agreed with Pence on the notion that the state could end up having to eventually foot the bill for an expansion of Medicaid. Economic issues weighed heavy in Stutzman’s talk, which included a fairly lengthy question and answer period with the audience. Stutzman praised the recently passed budget crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. “It’s far from being balanced but its something both sides can agree upon,” Stutzman said. He credited the 16-day government shutdown for producing the budget. “As we all know, the government shutdown was not something anybody wanted, but it got us to a budget,” Stutzman said. Stutzman also said Obama erred when it came to negotiating with Iran on easing sanctions. Stutzman said we went against the wishes of our strongest ally in the Middle East, Israel, along with Saudi Arabia and France. Also, Stutzman said, the U.S. has to reign in the power and practices of the National Security Agency, which has been revealed as spying on U.S. citizens and foreign dignitaries. It’s one thing to have the NSA try to track down terrorists but quite another when the rights of Americans are infringed upon. Both the Iran and NSA issues show a lack of leader-

U.S. Rep Stutzman: Eventually politicians say dumb things BY MIKE MARTURELLO mmarturello@kpcmedia. com

ANGOLA — Sometimes politicians’ words come back to haunt them, U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman admitted to KPC Media Group following a talk Saturday morning with the Steuben County Republican Breakfast Club. Stutzman was all smiles when asked about the notoriety of landing on end-of-year lists for things said by politicians in 2013. “If you’re going to be in politics, sooner or later you’re going to say something dumb,” Stutzman said, chuckling. What got Stutzman attention was a comment made about the Republican position during the federal government shutdown in an interview in October. “We’re not going to be ship in the nation’s capitol. “It’s got to start from the top to get these issues fixed,” Stutzman said. When asked about the tea party and a lack of compromise in Congress, Stutzman said the media would have people believe it was the Republicans who are not budging one issues, when “I think it’s the other way around.” While the economy is still struggling after the Great Recession, he said

disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is,” Stutzman told an interviewer on Oct. 2. The comment was played all over cable television, late night talk shows and political websites. The remark landed Stutzman on Rolling Stone magazine’s “50 Dumbest Things Right Wingers Said In 2013,” and’s “10 Biggest GOP Rebranding Fails of 2013.” When asked about how he felt making these lists, Stutzman said, “It’s just, there’s a lot of political fodder out there, that people put these lists together. People are watching who’s doing stuff in Washington, I can take it from that they obviously noticed something, not that everything is the smartest thing either.” there were many successes starting to emerge as the economy improves, businesses grow and entrepreneurs start new ventures. “In spite of what’s going on in Washington there are a lot of success stories,” Stutzman said. But, Stutzman said, the federal government needs to be brought under control. “That’s what keeps me fighting,” he said.

snow can quickly close roads. Pipes in the home can freeze and burst, and vehicle engines not prepped for the cold will not start. Exposed pipes should be insulated, and antifreeze levels should be checked in automobile engines. In diesel engines fluid in the lines can gel in extremely cold temperatures, said Galaviz. People could suffer frostbite or hypothermia from prolonged exposure to the cold. Do not attempt to walk long distances or spend long periods of time outside, advised Galaviz. The National Weather Service warns homeowners to be prepared for power outages. Strong winds accompanying cold temperatures can make it feel colder. If the wind is 10 mph Monday night with a 20 below temperature, it will feel like 41 below. With wind gusts of 20-25 mph, it will feel like 48 below. Prolonged exposure to the cold can cause potentially life-threatening conditions such as hypothermia and frostbite, said Dr. Emilio Vazquez, DeKalb Health chief medical officer. “Drink plenty of fluids, layer up (clothing) and wear a hat and gloves,” he advises to those who have to venture outside in extremely cold conditions. Young children and the elderly are most susceptible to prolonged exposure to the cold, according to Dr. Vasquez. Those over 65 account for nearly half of all hypothermia deaths, according to Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead Senior Care. As the body ages, the ability to maintain a normal internal body temperature decreases, creating an insensitivity to moderately cold temperatures. Hypothermia is a condition brought on when the body temperature drops to less than 95 degrees F., and it can kill, he said. “There are degrees of hypothermia. For those who survive moderate to severe hypothermia, there is likely to be permanent damage to body organs.” Uncontrollable shivering is a symptom of hypothermia. “Your body is trying to warm up causing muscle contractions,” he said. In moderate hypothermia the body temperature has dropped to 90 degrees F. “Shivering is more violent. You feel slowed up. Your speech is slow and troubled. You have a pale color.” Anyone exposed to cold temperatures with these symptoms should get out

of the cold and warm up. “You’re in real trouble. Don’t think you can tough it out,” he said. Frostbite is damage to body tissue caused by extreme cold. A temperature of 20 below with light winds will cause frostbite in five minutes. “You have a loss of feeling and there’s a white or pale color in your extremities, fingers, toes, tip of the nose,” said Dr. Vasquez. Medical help is needed. Do not rub the skin thinking the friction will warm it up. This may cause the frostbitten skin to peel. If a person is showing signs of hypothermia and frostbite, Dr. Vasquez recommends warming the body core before the extremities. Warming the arms and legs first drives cold blood toward the heart and can lead to heart failure. Get the person into dry clothing and wrap them in a warm blanket. Cover their head and neck. Do not give them alcohol, coffee or any hot beverage. Warm broth is recommended. Although he has not personally seen people suffering from extreme hypothermia and frostbite at DeKalb Health, Dr. Vasquez said that doesn’t mean it can’t happen especially with the extreme cold conditions forecast for the area. “It can be a real issue if you don’t take precautions.” For those who must go outside in cold temperatures, he recommends wearing layers of loose fitting clothing and something covering the head like a woollen cap. Monday is the first day back to classes for most area school districts. Deciding whether or not to cancel school or have a delay because of extreme cold weather can be difficult, said East Noble superintendent Ann Linson. Each situation is considered separately. Cold weather without wind is more tolerable, but a -20 wind chill is a point of serious consideration for cancellation, she added. “We have a number of parents who drive their children to school on their way to work. When we have a delay, these students are now standing outside waiting on the bus or walking to school. If we call a delay, we have to believe the sun will warm the temperature during those two hours,” she said. Pet dogs and cats can suffer from extremely cold temperatures just like humans, according to Jennifer Getts, president of the Noble County Humane Society. “Get them inside out of the elements,” she

FEMA suggests car kits BY DENNIS NARTKER

ALBION — Take an emergency kit and tell someone where you’re going If you must go out in the dangerously low temperatures forecast for the area, said Michael Newton, Noble County Emergency Management Agency director. “Take your cell phone, a blanket, some water, a flashlight,” he said Friday. “If you get stuck in the snow, take care of yourself, stay with your vehicle and alert someone you need help.” Tying a rag on the vehicle antenna is a good idea in an emergency situation. Subfreezing temperatures can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don’t take the proper precautions, said Andrew Velasquez III, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Monitor local weather reports and take steps to stay safe,” he added. FEMA recommends the following precautions during cold weather: • Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the cold; • Dress in layers and keep dry; • Check on family, friends and neighbors who are at risk; • Know the symptoms of cold-related health issues such as hypothermia and frostbite and seek medical attention if symptoms are severe; • Bring pets indoors or ensure they have a warm shelter area with unfrozen water. • Keep vehicle’s fuel tank above half full. said. If this is not possible, make sure they have adequate shelter, dry straw or bedding inside the shelter and food and water that’s not frozen. “They need fresh air, so let them outside but only for short periods of time,” she said.

Some schools want to stop serving as voting sites GLEN RIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Some schools want to end their traditional role as polling places because of security concerns since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, leaving their communities without easy alternatives for voting sites. A presidential commission has been hearing from election officials across the country worried about schools trying to move balloting out of their buildings. Among them is the Glen Ridge School District, a prosperous community less than 20 miles from Manhattan where the Linden Avenue and Forest Avenue Elementary Schools are now closed to balloting. The picturesque two-story schoolhouses in quiet neighborhoods had long welcomed residents on Election Day. Now, red signs posted at entrances instruct visitors they must ring the bell and show photo ID to cameras above the doors before they can be buzzed in. The district strengthened access control last year after administrators, police

and an outside security consultant conducted a review in the wake of the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the locked doors also were closed to voters. A gunman had shot his way into the locked Sandy Hook and killed 20 first-graders and six adults in a matter of minutes, so leaving schools open to voters suddenly seemed too risky in Glen Ridge. “After the Newtown tragedy, as you can imagine, we had many, many, many parents who were concerned about security on Election Day,” said Elisabeth Ginsburg, president of the Glen Ridge Public Schools Board of Education. The district’s two elementary schools house children in prekindergarten through second grade, while the middle and high schools weren’t used as polling places. “Particularly the parents of very young children, you can imagine how Newtown resonated with them,” she said. Similar moves have been made elsewhere, and that’s caught the attention of the

Presidential Commission on Election Administration. The commission plans to make recommendations this month to President Barack Obama about ways to improve access to the polls, and hopes to encourage schools to stay open for voting, among many other suggestions. “Schools are in many ways a perfect polling place because of accessibility concerns, they usually have adequate parking, they’re large facilities, large rooms, they’ve historically been used as polling places, and they’re ubiquitous,” the commission’s senior research director, Nathaniel Persily, told commissioners as he summarized months of research at their final public meeting Dec. 3. “The closing of schools poses a real problem for finding adequate facilities for polling places.” Conway Belangia, elections director for South Carolina’s Greenville County, struggled to find replacement sites after he had to move polling out of eight city schools this past year.



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Hoosiers fall to No. 5 Spartans BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Michigan State guard Garry Harris shouldn’t be on the court for more than 30 minutes a game right now, according to Spartans coach Tom Izzo. The sophomore is still trying to find his way back from an ankle injury that’s kept him out of the lineup three times this season and Izzo said he isn’t fit or on top of his game. “I swear he’s not what he’s going to be,” Izzo said. Tell that to Indiana. Harris scored 26 points, including 17 in the first half, to lead No. 5 Michigan State to a 73-56 victory over the Hoosiers on Saturday. Harris played 37 minutes for the Spartans (13-1, 2-0 Big Ten), spending most of them picking apart Indiana (10-5, 0-2). “Once we see some shots go down early, it can be a long day for the other team,” Harris said, conceding that Izzo may be right about his fitness. “I was dead tired at the end of the game.” Hoosiers coach Tom Crean, who said his team fell to a potential national champion, called Harris lethal and efficient. “Gary was an assassin today,”


Indiana’s Evan Gordon (10) puts up a shot over the defense of Michigan State’s Travis Trice (20) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday in Bloomington. Michigan State won 73-56.

Crean said. The win ended a run of three straight Indiana wins over the Spartans. Michigan State turned 13 Indiana turnovers into 20 points — with Harris the finisher on several of the plays — capitalizing

on a problem that has plagued the Hoosiers all season. They are averaging 16.4 turnovers a game, more than any other team in the conference. Branden Dawson added 13 points for the Spartans. Yogi Ferrell led Indiana with

Irish upset No. 7 Duke

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On This Day • Jan. 5, 1 9 83 — In his 42nd game, Edmonton’s Wayne Gretzky scores his 1 00th point of the season with an assist in the Oilers’ 8-3 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets. Jan. 5, 1 9 9 1 — Kevin Bradshaw of U.S. International scores 72 points to break Pete Maravich’s NCAA Division I single-game scoring record of 6 9. Jan. 5, 1 9 93 — Reggie Jackson, who hit 5 63 homers and played on five championship teams, is the only player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Jan. 5, 1 9 9 9 — Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount are voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the biggest class of first-time c andidates since the original election of 1 93 6. Jan. 5, 2003 — Jeff Garcia hits Tai Streets with a 13yard touchdown pass with 1 minute left, and the New York Giants b otch the snap on a 41-yard field goal attempt as time expires in San Francisco’s 3 9-3 8 victory — the second-biggest comeback in N F L playoff history.

17 points while Will Sheehey added 13. After falling behind by as many as 15 points early in the second half the Hoosiers made a run, using freshman guard Stanford Robinson to clamp down on Harris and finding points from someone other than Ferrell. “I wish we would have got him on Harris in the first half,” Crean said of Robinson. Sheehey buried a 3-pointer with 8:54 left in the game to close the gap to 50-41, turning and sprinting back down court as the shot went through and the crowd erupted. But at the other end of the court, Indiana couldn’t come up with a rebound off a series of Spartan misses, finally watching Harris come back to life for what would become a 5-point play. Harris hit a 3-pointer and drew a foul from Robinson. And as Harris pumped his first in front of the celebrating Spartans bench, Robinson was hit with a technical foul. Harris made two of the three free throws and the Spartans were up 55-41. Without Ferrell’s 10 first-half points, the Hoosiers might have SEE HOOSIERS, PAGE B3

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) dives for a touchdown after recovering a fumble by the Colts’ Eric Berry during the second half of

an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday in Indianapolis.

Comeback Colts Indy rallies from 28 points down to stun Chiefs, 45-44

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts had all the Luck — at least once the second half started. Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes after halftime, including a 64-yarder to a wide-open T.Y. Hilton for the go-ahead score with 4:22 left, leading the Colts from a four-TD deficit to an improbable 45-44 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game Saturday. Indianapolis (12-5) became only the second team in playoff history to win after trailing by

28 or more points, according to STATS. The other: Buffalo over Houston 41-38 in overtime in January 1993. The Colts will travel to either Denver or New England next weekend for the divisional round with four straight wins. Luck was an incredible mix of good and bad, finishing 29 of 45 for 443 yards, the second-highest total in franchise history for a playoff game, with four TDs and three interceptions. He also picked up a fumble and ran it in for a 5-yard score when the loose ball bounced back to him.

“We never panicked,” Luck said. “We took it one play at a time.” Hilton broke a franchise playoff record with 13 catches and 224 yards, finishing with two TDs — including the winner. Kansas City (11-6) finished its turnaround season with three straight losses, two to the Colts and an eighth straight postseason defeat — none more stunning than this one. The eight straight losses broke a tie with the Detroit Lions for the longest playoff skid. Alex Smith was 30 of 46 for SEE COLTS, PAGE B3

SOUTH BEND (AP) — Notre Dame sent quite the message in its Atlantic Coast Conference debut. Eric Atkins scored 19 points, Pat Connaughton had 16 and the Fighting Irish upset No. 7 Duke 79-77 on Saturday. The victory comes in the wake of leading scorer Jerian Grant’s dismissal from school two weeks ago for an academic violation and provides a much-needed confidence boost as the Irish begin play in their new league. “It’s really important for our group given the two weeks we’ve had to feel like, ‘Hey, we may still have a shot at this thing.’ Because nobody else thought we had a shot,” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. Atkins scored seven points during a decisive 20-4 run as Notre Dame rallied from a 10-point deficit and held on to win two weeks after squandering an eight-point lead in the final 50 seconds against No. 3 Ohio State at Madison Square Garden. “It definitely gives us a lot of life. Everybody’s confidence is up now, winning such a big game,” Atkins said. The Irish (10-4, 1-0) improved to 13-6 against top-10 teams at home under Brey. It was the first loss in an ACC opener for the Blue Devils (11-3, 0-1) in seven seasons. Rodney Hood, who led the Blue Devils with 27 points, said Duke played like an immature team, allowing the Irish to hold the ball for long periods and then score as the shot clock ticked down. “When we needed a stop, we didn’t get a stop,” Hood said. “We had some balls go in and out, but I can name at least 10 plays where it was a breaking point and we didn’t pull it off.” Duke used a 9-0 run to open a 49-40 lead early in the second half and stretched the lead to 60-50 when Andre Dawkins made a 3 from the top of the key with about 11 minutes left.

Frustrating loss for AHS girls BY DEAN JACKSON For The KPC Media Group

LEO-CEDARVILLE — Sometimes, it’s best left unsaid. Moments of frustration that leave you speechless. Or maybe it’s just avoiding the temptation to say the first thing that comes to your mind. Whatever the reason, Angola girls basketball coach John Berger took the silent approach to describing the Hornets’ 47-33 loss to Leo Saturday afternoon. “I have no comment,” Berger politely explained. “You can say ‘I have no comment.’” Four words that say so much. Four words that say

more than four minutes of post-game analysis. Leo coach Carrie Shappell said she can sympathize. “I’ve been there,” Shappell said. “It’s extremely frustrating. I’ve had games like that in nine years and we’ve had games this year like that. “His kids played hard. It’s a fine line. This is what we have to do.” Shappell explained it was Leo’s objective to leave the Hornets (4-7) dazed and confused. “We did a lot of things different from one possession to the next,” she said. “It wasn’t necessarily pretty because we try to create chaos.”

That chaos limited Angola to just 17 points through the first three quarters, including just four points in the third quarter. Shappell said her Lions intended to do whatever it took to get Hornets of out their game. “Let’s create problems. Let’s play a game where they are creating turnovers on their own, without grabbing a steal and getting into foul trouble,” Shappell said. “They get rattled and we can get the ball and score. “ Despite its offensive woes, Angola was able to keep the Lions’ lead to eight points or less for most of the second


Angola’s Becca Buchs, right, looks to make a move to the basket against Leo freshman Abbie Heischman during a non-conference high school girls basketball game Saturday SEE HORNETS, PAGE B3 afternoon at Leo.




Chargers, Bengals features youth CINCINNATI (AP) — The crowd, the intensity, the feeling that everything was riding on every play. Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict was overwhelmed by all of it at the start of his first NFL playoff game. The Bengals lost in Houston 19-13 last season, when Burfict was a rookie and Cincinnati didn’t do a very good job of handling the high-stakes atmosphere. “There’s a different speed to the game,” Burfict said. “It was kind of shocking to me being in the playoffs my first year. Man, everything was going fast for me. I had to adapt to it. The first time I went out there on the field in the playoffs, I thought, ‘Man, is everybody going faster, or am I just moving slow?’ “I understand that now. We’ve got a lot of guys who understand how the playoffs work and hopefully that will get us ready for Sunday.” The Bengals (11-5) and the San Diego Chargers (9-7) will have a lot of young players in the playoff spotlight at Paul Brown Stadium. Rookie running back Giovani Bernard gave the Bengals a new dimension, piling up 1,209 yards on runs and catches, the second-most by a rookie in team history. Rookie tight end Tyler Eifert was sixth on the team in receiving with 39 catches for 445 yards. Burfict, a secondyear player, led the team in tackles. Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, who missed most of his rookie season in 2012 because of injury, moved


Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict questions a flag during an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 22 in Cincinnati.

into a starting role late in the season because of injuries. Kirkpatrick had a pair of interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown, during a 34-17 win over the Ravens last Sunday. “It was a big game,” said Kirkpatrick, who has been burned in coverage several times this season. “I really needed it. I haven’t made plays like that in so long. It was a burden off my back.” Receiver Marvin Jones, a fifth-round pick from California in 2012, missed time during his rookie season because of a knee injury and developed into Cincinnati’s No. 2 receiver this year, complementing A.J. Green. Green finished

with 11 touchdown catches and Jones had 10, giving the Bengals their first pair of receivers with double-digit TD receptions. Jones will be reunited with Chargers receiver Keenan Allen, who was a close friend at California. Allen was picked in the third round this season and led NFL rookies with 1,046 yards receiving, 72 catches and eight touchdowns. When the Bengals beat the Chargers in San Diego 17-10 on Dec. 1, Allen had game highs with eight catches for 106 yards. Jones calls Allen his little brother. The two of them did things together off the field in college and have stayed in

close touch in the pros. “He hosted me on my visit and was my mentor the whole time there,” Allen said. Both of them like music, and they would get together at the team hotel and entertain before games. “He plays the piano,” Jones said. “Sometimes before games he’d go on the piano and I’d sing. I’m telling you, everything we do is essentially the same.” Jones had three catches for only 34 yards during Cincinnati’s playoff loss last season. He and Allen will have big roles in this one. “We have had a lot of time to talk about everything,” Jones said. “‘When we are on the big stage, maybe we’ll be on the same team? What if we play against each other?’ Stuff like that. It’s happened in his first year in the league. It’s pretty cool to see that happen.” The Chargers also have a rookie right tackle with D.J. Fluker and youth on defense with end Kendall Reyes and linebackers Melvin Ingram and Manti Te’o. And Mike McCoy is the fifth coach to lead the Chargers to the playoffs in his first full season. All of them will get to know what it’s like to be in the playoffs. McCoy has already warned the young players that they “have no idea the speed of the game next weekend.” “Each round, the stakes go up,” he said. “Everyone’s (playing) survival of the fittest week in and week out now.”

Tennessee Titans fire Munchak

(AP) — The Tennessee Titans have fired Mike Munchak after three seasons as head coach and 31 years combined with this franchise as a player and coach. The Titans confirmed the firing Saturday after holding meetings since they ended the season with a 7-9 record and a 16-10 win over Houston. “The last week has been a difficult time trying to navigate through many issues to find the best resolution for this franchise

moving forward,” general manager Ruston Webster said in a statement. “Tough choices were presented to all sides and the end result was to part ways and move forward without Mike.” The Titans scheduled a news conference for later Saturday to discuss the firing. Webster now has to oversee this franchise’s first coaching search since Munchak was hired in February 2011 and only the second since the team left Houston in 1997.

Munchak flew to Texas on Friday morning to meet with team president and CEO Tommy Smith and Webster. They returned late in the afternoon, and Munchak eluded reporters by driving his truck through a different airport exit. Smith said in a statement that those talks continued into Saturday. “Ultimately, we decided it was best to move in different directions,” Smith said. “As I told him, we appreciate his efforts as

head coach and I think he helped us progress as a team. We will start the process of finding that person immediately, and Ruston Webster will lead that search for us.” The coach had a season left on his contract and was 22-26 overall. He had been with this franchise since 1982 when the then-Houston Oilers made him a first-round draft pick, and he joined the coaching staff as an assistant the year after he retired.


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Workers clear ice and snow from the seats at Lambeau Field on Friday in Green Bay, Wis. in preparation for today’s NFL football wild-card playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.

49ers, Packers prep for cold GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Josh Boyd isn’t into making a fashion statement, and he doesn’t think he needs to go sleeveless to show off his toughness. All the Packers defensive lineman wants is to stay warm in the subzero weather when Green Bay hosts the San Francisco 49ers in an NFC wild-card showdown that could be one of the coldest playoff games in NFL history. So many intriguing story lines between these two NFC powers, and yet the arctic cold may trump them all. “Yeah, I’m definitely going sleeves,” said Boyd, a rookie from Mississippi. “I mean, I don’t see it as a tough guy thing. I just see it as being comfortable.” The National Weather Service forecast called for a high temperature in Green Bay on Sunday of 2 degrees, with north-northwest winds making it feel more like minus-15 to minus-20. The coldest NFL game on record is the 1967 championship game, known as the “Ice Bowl” won by the Packers 21-17 over the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field on New Year’s Eve. The temperature dipped to minus-13, and the wind chill that day was minus-48. This might be little consolation to Boyd, for whom cold games in college meant playing in 30- or 40-degree weather. “I’m from Mississippi, so this is a whole other animal,” Boyd said. “I’ve never seen negatives until I got here.” Linemen are renowned for toughing out inclement weather without sleeves under jerseys. Don’t want to give the opponent even the slightest idea that you’re soft, the line of thinking goes. Well, 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith is as tough as they come, and even he might wear sleeves for what he estimates would be just the second or third time in his 13-year career. “You’re not going to have an advantage having no sleeves. You’re not going to scare the opponent,” said Smith, who has 6½ sacks. Across the line of scrimmage, center Jonathan Goodwin said he had no problem wearing sleeves. “I gave up on the ‘don’t wear sleeves to look tough’ a long time ago,” he said. In some ways, players might be warmer than the 80,000 fans expected to pack frigid Lambeau. Once they get to the sideline, players

can take a break on heated benches. They’ll likely wear long, heavy coats while not in the game. “This is not the norm. Anytime you get outside the norm for whatever your occupation, it’s obviously challenging mentally and physically,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “That’s definitely going to be the case Sunday.” Footing on the field will be a key issue. Lambeau does have a heating system buried beneath the turf, encompassing 30 miles of pipes. There was supposed to be a brief “break” in the cold snap with temperatures rising into the upper 20s on Saturday, which McCarthy said would give groundskeepers a key day to work on the field. “It could be just a normal game that’s played at a little slower pace. Or it could be where there’s a lot of slipping and sliding going on, then you have to adjust a little bit,” 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. “You need to wait to see Sunday exactly see how the field affects the game.” Another key for players will be to stay hydrated, though McCarthy jokingly put his index finger to his lips as if to tell a reporter to not let out the secret when asked the question Friday. “We’ve seen it in past games where guys do cramp, so yes, it’s all part of our preparation,” McCarthy said. If not for the arctic front marching into Wisconsin, more of the attention before Sunday’s game might be focused on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s mastery of Green Bay in the teams’ last two meetings. Or quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ triumphant return from a left collarbone injury to help the resurgent Packers get back into the playoffs. Instead, San Francisco and Green Bay will have to deal with an unwelcome extra opponent: the bitter cold. Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels seems to subscribe to the sleeves-aresoft philosophy. He doesn’t like wearing them and plans to just play through the big chill and block out the conditions. And don’t get him started on hand warmers. “I see offensive linemen with hand warmers, that tells me about them, man,” Daniels said. “A defensive line coach in college said that, so I kind of kept that mentality.”

Bruins top Jets, 4-1


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BOSTON (AP) — After a quick start this season, with six goals in about a month, the 22-year-old defenseman Torey Krug slowed down and was scoreless for 11 straight games. In the first period Saturday against Winnipeg, he had a giveaway in the Bruins’ zone that helped the Jets take a 1-0 lead. Daniel Paille also scored for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 36 saves for the Bruins before they embark on a three-game California trip with a 4-1 victory. Dustin Byfuglien scored and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 25 shots for Winnipeg. The Jets have lost two in a row since

bringing a three-game winning streak into the new year. Byfuglien gave the Jets the lead midway through the first period after Krug failed to clear the zone. But Boston tied it when Krug coasted in from the blue line and found Paille on the other side of the crease for quick redirect. The Bruins took the lead 3 minutes into the second when Krug wristed one through traffic and he made it 3-1 four minutes later. when he put another wrist shot on net and it was redirected past the goalie by Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba.



Louisville: ‘No decision’ on Strong leaving for Texas LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Charlie Strong remains Louisville’s football coach for the moment, telling assistants Saturday morning he hasn’t decided to accept Texas’ offer to become its coach, but the Longhorns remained confident they would get their man. Cardinals football spokesman Rocco Gasparro said Saturday that Strong told his staff that “no decision had been made” on whether to leave the school after four years. The coach had not met with athletic director Tom Jurich and university President James Ramsey as expected because the AD’s return from his Colorado vacation was delayed by weather. Two people familiar with Texas’ search told The Associated Press on Saturday night that Strong was expected to accept the school’s offer to replace Mack Brown, who stepped down last month, but that no formal announcement would be made until Sunday to give Strong time to meet with Jurich. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the process had not yet been completed. Details of Texas’ contract offer to Strong were not immediately available. Strong’s salary at Louisville is about $4 million per year. Brown was paid more than $5 million per season. Gasparro said early Saturday there was no


In this Dec. 28, 2013, file photo, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong calls out to players on the field during the second half of the Russell Athletic Bowl NCAA college football game against Miami in Orlando, Fla. Strong remains Louisville’s football coach for the moment, telling assistants Saturday morning he hasn’t decided to accept Texas’ offer to become its coach.

timetable on a decision by Strong, who is 37-15 with the Cardinals, including 3-1 in bowl games. “It’s a difficult decision for him,” Gasparro said. Strong, 53, met this week with new Texas athletic director Steve Patterson about the coaching vacancy, for which several prominent names have been mentioned as candidates. Among them were Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher — who signed a contract extension this week before arriving in southern California for Monday’s

BCS national championship showdown with No. 2 Auburn — UCLA’s Jim Mora and Baylor’s Art Briles, both of whom said publicly they were staying in their current jobs. Strong turned down Tennessee’s offer to become its coach in December 2012. He had two stints as an assistant at Florida, first under Steve Spurrier and then as defensive coordinator for Urban Meyer’s two national championship teams. In 2010, Louisville hired him to take over the program and he quickly

righted the Cardinals, who are moving into the Atlantic Coast Conference next season. Strong would be Texas’ first black head football coach, and he inherits a program aching to return to its place among the nation’s elite programs. Brown’s Longhorns won the national championship after the 2005 season and returned to the national championship game after the 2009 season. But the Longhorns fell to 5-7 in 2010 and have lost at least four games each of the last three seasons.

COLTS: Luck leads Indianapolis from 38-10 deficit to playoff victory FROM PAGE B1

378 yards with four TDs and no interceptions on a day he lost his top two running backs, Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis, and starting receiver Donnie Avery to injuries. But Luck got the last word with his jaw-dropping rally. Things appeared bleak with Indy trailing 31-10 at halftime, and they looked even worse when Luck’s first pass of the second half was picked off and returned to the Indy 18. Three plays

later, Smith threw a 10-yard TD pass to Davis to make it 38-10 with 13:39 left in the third quarter. As it turned out, Luck had plenty of time to turn things around. In a big way. With Indy in its no-huddle offense and nothing to lose, Luck started throwing the ball over the field, and Donald Brown’s 10-yard TD run made it 38-17. Then, Luck converted a lost fumble by Smith into a 3-yard TD pass to Brown. Suddenly, it was 38-24 and

the fans who were booing at halftime were in a frenzy. The noise subsided briefly after the Chiefs turned Luck’s third interception into a 42-yard field goal, but Luck answered with a 12-yard TD pass to cut the deficit to 41-31 after three quarters. Luck was just getting started. Eric Berry’s hit jarred the ball loose from Brown near the goal line early in the fourth, but the ball bounced right into Luck’s hands and he picked it up and squirted

through the middle for to make it 41-38 with 10:38 to go. Kansas City drove for another field goal, but this time with Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston out of the game with knee injury, Hilton broke free down the middle of the field and Luck hit him in stride behind the secondary for the 64-yard score that made it 45-44. All the Colts had to do then was stop Kansas City on downs, and kneel down three times.

HORNETS: Lions use 18-4 spurt in second quarter to take control FROM PAGE B1

half. Angola was able to pull to within six points at 25-19 with 7:41 to play in the fourth quarter. Shappell said she thought both teams got tired. Her squad only went seven deep, while Angola had similar reserve resources. “Everyone got tired. You’ll look at the score and say we handled Angola. I don’t think we did until we started making free throws,” she said. Leo (10-1) would respond by going on a 8-2 spurt over a span of 2:30 to build a 12-point lead with 5:11 to go in the game. That lead would get to 16 points twice in the final minutes. Angola held two small leads early at 4-0 and at 7-6 with 1:53 to play in the first quarter. Those leads would be short lived. After a cold start, Leo ignited a 18-4 run to take

control of the game about midway through the second quarter. In that span alone, the Hornets committed 13 turnovers. Claire Grubb and Becca Buchs each 11 points for Angola. Abbie Heischman had 14 for Leo and Morgan Sanderson scored 10. Next up, Angola is at East Noble on Wednesday. Leo defeated the Hornets 40-26 in the junior varsity game. Leo 47, Angola 33 ANGOLA Fuller 0 2-2 2, Scott 0 0-0 0, Grubb 3 3-4 11, Boyd 0 0-0 0, Lopshire 2 0-1 5, B. Buchs 2 7-8 11, Siders 0 0-0 0, A. Buchs 1 0-0 2, Willibey 0 0-0 0, Moyer 1 0-0 2, Brandt 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 12-15 33. LEO Adams 2 0-2 4, Mo. Sanderson 3 4-4 10, Neff 0 0-0 0, Lindsey 2 2-5 6, Heischman 4 4-6 14, Ma. Sanderson 0 0-0 0, Harding 0 0-0 0, Imel 0 0-0 0, Carman 3 2-6 8, Wills 1 3-3 5. Totals: 15 15-26 47. Angola 7 6 4 16 — 33 Leo 10 8 7 22 — 47 Total fouls — Angola 23, Leo 16. Three-point goals — Angola 3 (Grubb 2, Lopshire), Leo 2 (Heischman 2).


Angola sophomore guard Abby Buchs attempts to make a pass as she is defended by Leo’s Morgan Sanderson (25) during the second quarter Saturday afternoon at Leo.

HOOSIERS: MSU’s Harris averaging 17.4 points per game this year been all but out of the game by halftime. Michigan State turned Indiana’s eight turnovers into 13 first-half points and a 33-24 lead. The Hoosiers had no answer for Harris, not even Ferrell. Harris had 17 points by the half, including a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left that he hit over Ferrell, who fell as he scrambled

to get to him and was sprawled on the court at his feet. Indiana went up 9-5 in the opening 4 minutes on a 3-pointer by Ferrell. But the Spartans shut down the Hoosiers’ momentum in a hurry, going on a 10-0 run that was capped by a layup and free throw from Harris with 11:35 left. Harris entered the game

averaging a team-high 17.4 points a game. But he still hasn’t been the player he or Izzo expected this season. So he spent part of the morning, he and Izzo said, watching video of his play from last season and said it helped. Now Izzo, who said he apologized to Harris for leaving him on the court too long, hopes he can build on this game.

“You’ve got to have guys who make plays,” Izzo said. “I think Gary Harris is going to be that guy for us this year.” Michigan State is 7-0 on the road this season but plays its next two games, against No. 3 Ohio State on Tuesday and Minnesota on Jan. 11, at home. The Hoosiers will try for their first Big Ten win at Penn State on Jan. 11.


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Boys Basketball Chargers get past Panthers in key NECC contest

BRUSHY PRAIRIE — West Noble defeated Prairie Heights 59-53 in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Northeast Corner Conference Saturday night. Charger Drew Schermerhorn made a three-point play with 1 minute, 32 seconds left to break a 49-49 tie and West Noble never relinquished that lead. Schermerhorn had 25 points to lead the Chargers (7-0, 3-0 NECC). That also included a big three-point play off of his own steal with about 30 seconds left which gave his team a 56-51 lead. Phil Miller added 19 points. The Panthers (6-2, 3-1) had their winning streak snapped at six games. Jacob Heller led PH with 18 points and now has 999 points in his prep career. Cody Bachelor also had 18 points, and that included four three-pointers.

CN earns first win CASTON — Central Noble recorded its first win of the season on Saturday afternoon, topping OregonDavis 48-44 in a consolation game of the Caston Shootout. But the Cougars ended up finishing sixth in the tournament after losing to Rensselaer Central 56-47 in the fifth-place game Saturday evening. Against Oregon-Davis, junior Zack Robinson led Central Noble with 17 points and nine rebounds. Brock Noe added 10 points, with eight points for Connor McCoy. Mason Smith contributed four points and five rebounds, with four points for Elijah Andrews. Kaleb Smith added three points and Joel Cochard scored two points. In the fifth-place game, Noe had 19 points and McCoy scored 10 for the Cougars. Cochard, Andrews and Robinson had six points apiece. Cochard also had six rebounds and three assists. Andrews and Noe also had three assists each while McCoy had two steals.

Prep Wrestling Eagles, Knights compete in IHSWCA Team State Duals WESTFIELD — Fremont’s wrestling team came away with a sixth-place finish in Class 1A at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Team State Duals Saturday, while East Noble placed eighth in Class 3A. The second-seeded Eagles were defeated 41-39 by South Putnam in a tight quarterfinal dual. Fremont followed with a 51-39 win over Bremen in the consolation semifinals, but was defeated 38-37 by South Adams in the fifth-place match. Going 3-0 on the day for Fremont (20-4) were Kyle Lowe (113 pounds), David Schmucker (138), Tylor Willms (152) and Brad Owen (170). With 2-1 records were Hunter Price (120), Braxton Baker (126), Christian Barrow (145) and Adam Dossett (220). East Noble was 0-3, falling 51-9 to Evansville Mater Dei, 45-26 to Indianapolis Cathedral and 40-34 to Bloomington South. Wrestlers going 3-0 for the Knights were Garrett Pepple (113), Connor Knapp (120) and Brandon Joest (220). Sterling Lutter was 2-1 at 120.

Barons top field at Whitko Invitational SOUTH WHITLEY — DeKalb wrestlers took championships in five weight brackets at the Whitko Invitational on Saturday to earn first-place

honors in the tournament. Central Noble placed second. The Barons scored 237.5 points to claim the tournament title, followed by Central Noble (207 points), Concordia Lutheran (175), Whitko (174), Northrop (133.5), Mishawaka Marian (124.5), Heritage (90), Wabash (53) and Indianapolis Brebeuf (45). Earning titles for the Barons were Trevor Boyce Williams (106 pounds), Chase Gish (126), Zach Krumlauf (138), Logan Williams (145) and Hunter Martin (195). Second-place finishes for DeKalb went to Derek Wilson (113), Stephen Lynch (170) and Ross Thompson (220). Chris Hamlin (152) placed third and Collin Bice (182) was fourth. Krumlauf was selected as the Wrestler of the Meet by the coaches. For Central Noble, taking championships in their weight classes were Spencer Richter (152) and Kyle Burns (160). Seconds went to Jacob Pilnock (126) and Alex Collins (138). Placing third in their weight brackets for the Cougars were Kaleb Mooney (132), Patrick Wood (170), James Calvelege (220) and Justin Lee (285). Fourths went to Brent Marker (106), Mike Calvelege (145) and Elliott Jimenez (195).

Prep Gymnastics Lakers third at EC ELKHART — Lakeland was third in the Elkhart Central Invitational Saturday. Sam Gieseking was sixth all-around to lead the Lakers. Caitlin Yoder was fifth on the vault. Lakeland returns to action on Jan. 20 at Concordia.

College Basketball Trine men win at Ohio Northern ADA, Ohio — Trine University’s men’s basketball team made its move in the middle of the second half to take a lead at Ohio Northern Saturday afternoon, then held off the Polar Bears in a 73-68 non-conference victory at the ONU Sports Center. The Thunder (7-4) went on an 11-0 run while holding ONU scoreless for 7 minutes, 2 seconds to take a 58-51 lead after Todd Watkins made a jumper with 11:33 to play. That was Watkins’ only points of the game. The Polar Bears (6-5) missed two shots to tie in the final 11 seconds. Nick Tatu made two free throws with three seconds left to clinch the victory for Trine. Tyler Good played all 40 minutes and had 25 points and eight rebounds to lead the Thunder, who made 24-of-28 free throws and outrebounded Ohio Northern 34-27. Jared Holmquist had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Thunder before fouling out. Tatu and Will Dixon each scored 13 points. Watkins added eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Branden Rushton paced the Polar Bears with 25 points.

Correction The wrong person was recognized as the winner of The Herald Republican’s Hannah Basketball Contest in Tuesday’s edition. Dorothy Anstett of Pleasant Lake was the actual winner of the latest contest for The Herald Republican. She picked 18 games right and will receive the 1/8 sheet cake from Angola’s Heavenly Breads & Sweets. This paper regrets the error.




Vanderbilt takes No. 2 Flying Dutch BBVA Compass Bowl too much for Trine BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Houston lost the bowl game but found a new wide receiver to watch. Markeith Ambles had a touchdown catch as Houston rallied to pull even after trailing by 24 points, but the Cougars couldn’t keep pace and Vanderbilt controlled the fourth quarter for a 41-24 victory Saturday in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Ambles, a former top high school recruit who began his career at Southern California, had six catches for 105 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown catch. Houston coach Tony Levine said he anticipated Ambles’ breakout game after the junior had only 11 catches in nine regularseason games. He joined the program late in preseason practice and made his debut the third week of the season. “We’ve been talking about him,” Levine said. “The 35 days in between

our last game and this game, that’s where you have that kind of development. “We talked to the staff and Markeith about how he has improved really in the last six weeks or so. … I think he’s in shape now and has a great understanding of what we’re trying to do offensively and felt he’d have a chance to have a breakout game today.” Houston (8-5) gained only 22 yards and had one first down in the first half but tied the game with 24 points in the third quarter. Kenneth Farrow had a 6-yard scoring run and John O’Korn threw scoring passes to and Deontay Greenberry and Ambles. “We turned it around and caught up, but it didn’t end the way we wanted it to,” Houston linebacker Steve Taylor said. O’Korn completed 16 of 31 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns with

two interceptions. Daniel Spencer had three carries for 69 yards. Vanderbilt’s Patton Robinette threw two 50-yard touchdown passes to Jordan Matthews. Robinette, starting after senior Austyn Carta-Samuels had seasonending surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, also had an 8-yard scoring run as Vanderbilt built a 24-0 lead in the first half. After Houston’s big third quarter, Vanderbilt reclaimed the lead on Brian Kimbrow’s 21-yard touchdown run. It was the start of 17 fourth-quarter points for the Commodores. “The thing that’s probably the most exciting to me is there is a culture of winning at Vanderbilt,” Franklin said. “These guys know how to win. A lot of different ways they do it, ugly, pretty, people can describe it however they want.”

No. 1 ’Zona holds off Washington TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Johnson scored 24 points, Aaron Gordon had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and top-ranked Arizona pulled away late to hold off Washington 71-62 on Saturday. Arizona (15-0, 2-0 Pac-12) had a hard time shaking the Huskies before stretching the lead behind its defense in the final three minutes. The Wildcats had 10 dunks among their 24 field goals and hit 7 of 8 free throws in the final two minutes to remain undefeated. They’re off to their best start since the 1931-32 team set a school record by opening with 16

straight wins. T.J. McConnell overcame a poor shooting game with six assists, five rebounds and four steals while teaming with Johnson to hound the Huskies at the top of Arizona’s defense. Washington (9-6, 1-1) kept up with the bigger Wildcats well into the second half behind good shooting and strong inside play. The Huskies went cold down the stretch, though, shooting 10 of 33 in the second half while missing all seven of their 3-point attempts. C.J. Wilcox led Washington with 20 points.

Perris Blackwell had 12 points and 12 rebounds and knocked around Kaleb Tarczewski inside, helping to hold Arizona’s center to seven points on 2-of-10 shooting. Washington had a tough non-conference schedule and opened Pac-12 play with an impressive road win, racing past Arizona State early for a 76-65 victory. The Huskies faced a much stiffer challenge against Arizona. The Wildcats have been No. 1 for a month and have one of the nation’s best defenses behind a group of versatile, athletic players.


ANGOLA — Trine University’s women basketball team had a tall order in front of it with undefeated Hope visiting Hershey Hall Saturday afternoon and the Thunder could not contain the Flying Dutch in an 82-38 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association loss. Hope (12-0, 4-0 MIAA), ranked second in the USA Today Coaches poll for NCAA Division III, took control late in the first half with its play on the offensive glass. It finished the half with a 21-3 run over the final 7 minutes, 1 second to take a 49-17 lead into the halftime break. Six of the Flying Dutch’s 15 players are at least 6 feet tall. Trine does not have anyone on its roster over 5-feet-10. But Thunder coach Steve Mix said his team could have done more to keep that first half from getting out of hand. Proof of that came in the first nine minutes of the second half as Trine (3-9, 0-3) outscored Hope 17-12. “It was a tale of two halves,” Mix said. “In the first half, we didn’t compete. In the second half, we competed. “They miss one shot, then they come flying in from the free-throw line and put it back in. That’s unacceptable.” Mix said that competing has to be more of a constant for a young team that is limited offensively. It has to start on the practice floor and carry over to games. The Flying Dutch had that in place over the past week. That brought a lot of comfort to coach Brian Morehouse, whose team had not played a game since defeating Wisconsin-La Crosse 75-70 in overtime on Dec. 21 at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, Fla. “The good thing was that we had five very good practices coming in,” Morehouse said. “We challenged them to compete in practice and they did a very good job. We have not played a game in 14 days, but it was like we had a couple games under our belts this week the way we competed in practice. Hope outrebounded Trine 49-28 and had 13 of its 15


Trine sophomore guard Alivia Recker looks for an outlet as she is being defended by Hope’s Anna Kaufmann (33) during the first half of a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women’s college basketball game Saturday afternoon at Trine’s Hershey Hall in Angola. NCAA D-3 No. 2 Hope 82,

players score. Senior guard Megan Kelley led the Flying Dutch with 17 points, six rebounds and two steals. “We also moved very well on offense,” Morehouse said. “We did not have people standing around with the ball and holding it.” Junior guard Kelsey Henselmeier was the only Thunder player scoring in double figures as she scored 12 points. Mix wants to get more minutes for the younger girls on the roster, but he said they have to do things right more consistently to earn bigger roles in the rotation. Trine has five players back who played regularly last season in Henselmeier, forward Lauren Tait and guards Alivia Recker, Megan Engle and Kayla Dunn. Junior forward Amy Newell is the newcomer who has made the biggest impact this season with over nine points and six rebounds per game. The transfer from the University of Toledo

Trine 38 Hope Players fg-fta ft-fta tp rb as st McAfee f 5-10 0-0 10 11 0 2 Doell f 2-5 0-0 4 2 2 1 Gaddy g 0-1 0-0 0 2 1 0 Berry g 1-4 0-0 3 5 2 0 MKelley g 5-12 7-7 17 6 2 2 LaReau 2-4 0-0 4 1 0 1 AAnderson 0-3 0-0 0 1 0 4 Sudberry 1-2 0-0 2 6 0 1 EPerkins 3-4 7-9 13 3 2 1 Traversa 2-5 0-0 5 3 0 0 Klauka 2-4 1-2 5 1 0 1 Kaufmann 2-4 2-2 7 2 3 0 Hedrick 1-1 0-0 2 1 0 2 Masserant 2-2 2-2 6 3 0 0 Scholten 2-6 0-2 4 1 0 1 Totals 30-6719-24 82 49 12 16 Trine Players fg-fta ft-fta tp rb as st Tait f 2-5 0-1 4 3 2 0 Newell f 1-7 2-4 4 6 0 1 Henselmeier g 4-11 4-4 12 2 1 0 Dunn g 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 Recker g 2-8 1-2 6 6 1 1 Sager 3-5 0-1 6 0 0 1 Cole 1-4 2-3 4 1 1 0 Depp 0-3 0-0 0 0 1 0 SMiller 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 Rosekrans 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 Herr 0-1 0-0 0 3 0 1 Hartley 1-1 0-0 2 0 0 0 Totals 14-49 9-15 38 28 8 4 Halftime — Hope 49-17. Three-point shooting — Hope 3-18 (Kaufmann 1-2, Berry 1-3, Traversa 1-4, Doell 0-1, Klauka 0-1, A. Anderson 0-2, LaReau 0-2, M. Kelley 0-3), Trine 1-10 (Recker 1-3, Newell 0-1, Henselmeier 0-1, Cole 0-1, Herr 0-1, Depp 0-3). Offensive rebounds — Hope 21, Trine 9. Team rebounds — Hope 1, Trine 4. Total fouls — Hope 15, Trine 16. Turnovers — Hope 12, Trine 23. Blocks — Doell 2, McAfee, Scholten, Newell.

could not play last season because of a knee injury she suffered prior to the start of that season.

Ball State, Arkansas State set for bowl battle tonight MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Arkansas State keeps winning football games no matter who is on the sideline. The Red Wolves (7-5) have become a regular at the GoDaddy Bowl, returning to Mobile for a third straight season. They will face Ball State (10-2) tonight at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Arkansas State has enjoyed its run of success despite constant change on the coaching staff. The Red Wolves have had four head coaches over the past four seasons and a fifth — former North Carolina offensive coordinator Blake Anderson — is set to take over after Sunday’s game. Previous coach Bryan Harsin left the program for Boise State in December. Fifth-year senior Ryan Carrethers has seen all of the coaches come and go. He concedes the turnover isn’t ideal, but it’s also taught the Red Wolves resiliency. “We’ve learned over the past few years that we can always count on each other,” Carrethers said. “That’s a big reason we’ve been able to get so many victories.” Compared to the Red Wolves, Ball State is a model of consistency.

Third-year coach Pete Lembo has led the Cardinals to just their third 10-win season in program history. Ball State is especially potent in the passing game. Arkansas State will counter with a strong defensive line, including the 6-foot-2, 330-pound Carrethers, who has four sacks this season. Ball State hopes its defense can provide a few big plays, too. The Cardinals rank seventh in the country with 30 takeaways. “That’s one of the big statistical factors going into this game,” Lembo said. “Arkansas State does a great job taking care of the ball and we’ve been good at causing turnovers. Something’s got to give on Sunday.” Here are five things to watch at today’s GoDaddy Bowl: MORE CHANGE AT ASU: Arkansas State is in the midst of yet another coaching change — the program’s fourth in four offseasons. The Red Wolves have handled the transition well each time and interim coach John Thompson also coached the team last year in Mobile when it beat Kent State. Thompson expects a similar effort Sunday. COLD IN MOBILE: Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles

Stadium might be close to the Gulf of Mexico, but there’s not going to be a tropical vibe Sunday. The weather is expected to be chilly, possibly even falling into the 20s by Sunday’s late game time. The cold weather could be especially tough on Ball State’s productive passing offense. ARKANSAS STATE’S BIG MEN: Arkansas State’s defensive line will be trying to get pressure on Ball State QB Keith Wenning, who has thrown for nearly 3,933 yards and 34 touchdowns this season. Red Wolves DT Ryan Carrethers has 87 tackles, which ranks third in the country among interior defensive linemen. BALL STATE’S WR TRIO: Wenning has three very productive targets this season in WRs Willie Snead, Jordan Williams and Jamill Smith. Snead has caught 97 passes for 1,429 yards and 14 touchdowns, Williams has 68 catches for 1,016 yards and 10 touchdowns and Smith has 63 catches for 855 yards and eight touchdowns. TAKEAWAYS BIG FOR CARDINALS: Ball State has recovered 18 fumbles and grabbed 12 interceptions. The 18 fumble recoveries are tied for tops in the country.



Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 1 0 8 3 New Haven 1 0 5 2 Norwell 1 0 5 3 Columbia City 1 0 4 5 Carroll 0 1 7 3 DeKalb 0 1 3 8 Bellmont 0 1 3 4 East Noble 0 1 0 8 Thursday, Jan. 2 Norwell 81, Greenfield-Central 50 Friday, Jan. 3 Bellmont 62, Heritage 58, OT Jeffersonville 76, Norwell 74 Homestead 53, FW Concordia 46 Saturday, Jan. 4 Norwell 68, Floyd Central 46 Jennings County 76, Norwell 65 Carroll 59, Van Wert (Ohio), 54 Columbia City at Wawasee, late South Adams at Bellmont, 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 East Noble at Westview, 7:30 p.m. New Haven at Fort Wayne Snider, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Bishop Dwenger at Carroll, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Bellmont at Columbia City, 7:45 p.m. Carroll at Norwell, 7:45 p.m. East Noble at Homestead, 7:45 p.m. New Haven at DeKalb, 7:45 p.m. Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Westview 3 0 4 2 West Noble 3 0 7 0 Prairie Heights 3 1 6 2 Fairfield 2 1 4 3 Angola 1 1 3 4 Fremont 1 1 1 6 Eastside 1 2 4 4 Hamilton 1 2 4 4 Lakeland 1 3 2 4 Churubusco 0 2 0 8 Central Noble 0 3 1 8 Friday, Jan. 3 West Noble 63, Eastside 43 Caston Shootout Lowell 66, Churubusco 44 Caston 57, Central Noble 53 Winning Edge Holiday Tournament Fairfield 71, Rochester 59 Saturday, Jan. 4 West Noble 59, Prairie Heights 53 Caston Shootout Rensselaer Central 51, Churubusco 47 Oregon-Davis 51, Churubusco 50 Central Noble 48, Oregon-Davis 44 Rensselaer Central 56, Central Noble 47 Winning Edge Holiday Tournament NorthWood 54, Fairfield 37 Tuesday, Jan. 7 East Noble at Westview, 7:30 p.m. Lakeland at Sturgis, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Churubusco at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 Central Noble at Garrett, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 Angola at Prairie Heights, 7:30 p.m. Churubusco at Fremont, 7:30 p.m. Hamilton at Westview, 7:30 p.m. West Noble at Lakeland, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Eastside at Fairfield, 7:30 p.m. Fremont at Reading (Mich.), 7:30 p.m. Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 2 0 6 1 Bluffton 2 0 4 4 Leo 1 1 5 3 Adams Central 1 1 3 4 Woodlan 1 1 3 3 Heritage 1 1 2 4 South Adams 0 2 2 5 Southern Wells 0 2 1 5 Friday, Jan. 3 Bellmont 62, Heritage 58, OT Winchester 59, Bluffton 49 Southern Wells 49, Daleville 43 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 70, Concordia 67 South Adams at Bellmont, late Tuesday, Jan. 7 Cowan at Southern Wells, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Churubusco at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. Eastbrook at Heritage, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 Central Noble at Garrett, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Garrett at Adams Central, 7:30 p.m South Adams at Leo, 7:30 p.m. Southern Wells at Heritage, 7:30 p.m. Woodlan at Bluffton, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 3 0 10 0 East Noble 3 0 10 3 DeKalb 2 0 9 3 Norwell 1 2 8 3 Columbia City 1 2 9 4 New Haven 1 2 6 5 Carroll 0 3 3 10 Bellmont 0 3 0 13 Friday, Jan. 3 Kokomo 62, Carroll 61, OT Saturday, Jan. 4 Plymouth Shootout Norwell 48, Plymouth 39 Norwell 71, Wawasee 30 Tuesday, Jan. 7 Eastside at DeKalb, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Angola at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. Leo at Norwell, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 Columbia City at Bellmont, 7:45 p.m. DeKalb at New Haven, 7:45 p.m. Homestead at East Noble, 7:45 p.m. Norwell at Carroll, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Carmel at Homestead, 2:30 p.m. Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Fairfield 5 0 7 2 Westview 6 0 10 2 West Noble 5 2 7 5 Angola 4 2 4 7 Lakeland 3 4 5 8 Churubusco 2 3 5 7 Fremont 2 4 6 5 Prairie Heights 3 4 6 6 Central Noble 1 5 3 7 Hamilton 0 4 2 5 Eastside 0 5 2 10 Thursday, Jan. 2 Central Noble at LaVille, ppd. Friday, Jan. 3 Heritage 46, Churubusco 38 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 47, Angola 33 NorthWood 44, Fairfield 32 Monday, Jan. 6 Manchester at Central Noble, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Eastside at DeKalb, 7:45 p.m. Fairfield at Jimtown, 7:30 p.m. Lakeland at Sturgis (Mich.), 6 p.m. Prairie Heights at Bronson (Mich.), 7:30 p.m. West Noble at Tippecanoe Valley, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Angola at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 Hamilton at Westview, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 Angola at Prairie Heights, 6 p.m. Churubusco at Fremont, 6 p.m. Fairfield at Eastside, 7:30 p.m. West Noble at Lakeland, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Hamilton at Churubusco, 7:30 p.m. Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 4 0 12 0 Leo 3 1 10 1 Heritage 3 1 9 3 Woodlan 2 2 7 3 Southern Wells 2 2 5 5 South Adams 1 3 8 3 Bluffton 1 3 3 8 Adams Central 0 4 3 8 Friday, Jan. 3 Heritage 46, Churubusco 38 Adams Central 50, Muncie South 43 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 47, Angola 33 Southern Wells at Randolph Southern, late Tuesday, Jan. 7 Antwerp (Ohio) at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. Bluffton at Northfield, 7:30 p.m. Heritage at Bishop Dwenger, 7:30 p.m. Lakewood Park at Adams Central,

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Leo at Norwell, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 Bluffton at Garrett, 7:30 p.m. Heritage at Adams Central, 7:30 p.m. Leo at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. South Adams at Southern Wells, 7:30 p.m.

Prep Boys Basketball Scores Delta 52, Monroe Central 48 Eastern Hancock 31, N. Decatur 30 Guerin Catholic 57, Ev. Harrison 51 Indpls Marshall 88, Providence Cristo Rey 74 Indpls N. Central 90, Terre Haute North 41 New Palestine 66, Beech Grove 41 S. Bend Clay 63, Glenn 62 Warren Central 52, Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 47 Bi County Tournament Consolation Attica 58, Seeger 50 Bob Wettig Tournament Consolation Jennings Co. 71, Bedford N. Lawrence 58 Norwell 68, Floyd Central 46 Rock Creek Academy 61, Tindley 49 Semifinal Columbus North 59, Ft. Wayne North 54 Richmond 63, Jeffersonville 45 Seventh Place E. Central 57, Greenfield 56 Fifth Place Portage 53, Connersville 41 Caston Shootout Consolation Central Noble 48, Oregon-Davis 44 Rensselaer 51, Churubusco 47 Semifinal Caston 44, Kankakee Valley 34 Lowell 56, Northfield 36 Cloverdale Classic First Round Cloverdale 61, Seymour 54 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Frontier vs. Rossville, ppd. Highland vs. Lafayette Jeff, ppd. Hobart vs. Elkhart Memorial, ppd. Indpls Howe vs. Ev. Bosse, ppd. Indpls Irvington vs. Martinsville, ppd. to Jan 8. Jay Co. vs. Muncie Central, ppd. N. Newton vs. Delphi, ppd. S. Bend Washington vs. Crown Point, ppd. to Jan 25. Yorktown vs. Shelbyville, ppd.

Prep Girls Basketball Scores Barr-Reeve 54, Orleans 36 Bloomfield 55, N. Central (Farmersburg) 53 Carmel 65, Terre Haute South 48 Columbus East 63, Southwestern (Shelby) 52 Eastern Hancock 57, Cambridge City 46 Edgewood 41, Sullivan 28 Ev. Bosse 39, Terre Haute North 38 Ft. Wayne Canterbury 91, Triton Central 67 Guerin Catholic 47, Avon 35 Heritage Christian 53, Indpls Pike 40 Indpls Marshall 67, Gary 21st Century 12 Lafayette Jeff 51, N. Montgomery 30 Leo 47, Angola 33 Logansport 84, Lafayette Catholic 61 Muncie Central 49, Blackford 36 NorthWood 44, Fairfield 32 Pike Central 72, S. Spencer 66, OT Plainfield 49, Ev. Memorial 48 S. Knox 62, Washington Catholic 29 Salem 43, Borden 40 Union Co. 51, New Paris National Trail, Ohio 44 W. Washington 66, Perry Central 61 Wapahani 68, Blue River 27 Yorktown 52, Winchester 25 Zionsville 68, Indpls Park Tudor 16 Bedford North Lawrence Tournament First Round Bedford N. Lawrence 64, Jasper 24 Castle 52, Seymour 35 Bi County Tournament Championship Attica 51, Seeger 31 Charlestown Tournament Consolation Silver Creek 51, Clarksville 33 Franklin Tournament First Round Franklin 54, Batesville 41 Rushville 43, Indian Creek 26 Grant Four Tournament First Round Eastbrook 50, Madison-Grant 28 Oak Hill 56, Mississinewa 38 Lakeland Christian Tournament Granger Christian 67, S. Bend Trinity 27 Plymouth Shootout Indpls Brebeuf 38, Wawasee 30 Norwell 48, Plymouth 39 South Putnam Tournament First Round Rockville 50, Eminence 21 S. Putnam 47, Turkey Run 40 Consolation Turkey Run 48, Eminence 19 Championship Rockville 45, S. Putnam 30 Winter Classic Consolation Rochester 61, Argos 47 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Cascade vs. Brown Co., ppd. Merrillville vs. Penn, ppd. Union (Modoc) vs. Liberty Christian, ppd. to Feb 1.

NFL Playoff Schedule Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Kansas City at Indianapolis, 4:35 p.m. (NBC) New Orleans at Philadelphia, late Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego at Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Green Bay, 4:40 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 4:35 p.m. (FOX) Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Kansas City at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX) Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS) NFL, 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)

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 16 15 .516 Boston 13 20 .394 Brooklyn 11 21 .344 Philadelphia 11 21 .344 New York 10 22 .313 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 24 8 .750 Atlanta 18 15 .545 Washington 14 16 .467 Charlotte 14 20 .412 Orlando 10 22 .313 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 25 6 .806 Detroit 14 19 .424 Chicago 13 18 .419 Cleveland 11 21 .344 Milwaukee 7 25 .219 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 25 8 .758 Houston 22 13 .629 Dallas 19 14 .576 New Orleans 15 16 .484 Memphis 14 18 .438 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 26 7 .788 Oklahoma City 25 7 .781 Minnesota 16 16 .500 Denver 15 17 .469 Utah 11 25 .306 Pacific Division

GB — 4 5½ 5½ 6½ GB — 6½ 9 11 14 GB — 12 12 14½ 18½ GB — 4 6 9 10½ GB — ½ 9½ 10½ 16½

W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 23 12 .657 — Golden State 22 13 .629 1 Phoenix 19 12 .613 2 L.A. Lakers 14 19 .424 8 Sacramento 10 21 .323 11 Friday’s Games Toronto 101, Washington 88 New Orleans 95, Boston 92 Golden State 101, Atlanta 100 Houston 102, New York 100 L.A. Clippers 119, Dallas 112 Denver 111, Memphis 108 L.A. Lakers 110, Utah 99 Saturday’s Games Miami at Orlando, late New Orleans at Indiana, late Cleveland at Brooklyn, late Atlanta at Chicago, late Oklahoma City at Minnesota, late L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, late Milwaukee at Phoenix, late Philadelphia at Portland, late Charlotte at Sacramento, late Sunday’s Games Memphis at Detroit, 1 p.m. Golden State at Washington, 6 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 6 p.m. Boston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. New York at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Boston 42 28 12 2 58 124 89 Tampa Bay 41 25 12 4 54 116 95 Montreal 42 24 14 4 52 109 98 Toronto 42 21 16 5 47 118 120 Detroit 42 18 1410 46 109 120 Ottawa 43 18 18 7 43 122 138 Florida 41 15 20 6 36 96 130 Buffalo 41 11 26 4 26 72 117 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 43 30 12 1 61 136 98 Washington 41 20 15 6 46 125 123 Philadelphia 41 20 17 4 44 106 113 New Jersey 42 17 17 8 42 100 108 N.Y. Rangers42 20 20 2 42 98 114 Carolina 41 16 16 9 41 100 121 Columbus 41 18 19 4 40 111 117 N.Y. Islanders4214 21 7 35 110 140 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Chicago 44 29 7 8 66 165 121 St. Louis 40 28 7 5 61 144 93 Colorado 41 26 11 4 56 120 104 Dallas 40 20 13 7 47 119 119 Minnesota 43 21 17 5 47 101 110 Winnipeg 44 19 20 5 43 118 129 Nashville 41 18 18 5 41 97 122 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Anaheim 43 30 8 5 65 142 108 San Jose 42 26 10 6 58 139 109 Los Angeles 42 25 13 4 54 110 88 Vancouver 42 23 12 7 53 113 101 Phoenix 40 20 11 9 49 120 122 Calgary 41 14 21 6 34 96 128 Edmonton 44 13 26 5 31 112 153 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Chicago 5, New Jersey 3 Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Tampa Bay 2, Calgary 0 Anaheim 5, Edmonton 2 Saturday’s Games Boston 4, Winnipeg 1 Colorado 4, San Jose 3 New Jersey at Buffalo, late N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, late Ottawa at Montreal, late Nashville at Florida, late Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, late Columbus at St. Louis, late Detroit at Dallas, late Washington at Minnesota, late Philadelphia at Phoenix, late Vancouver at Los Angeles, late Sunday’s Games Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Nashville at Carolina, 7 p.m. San Jose at Chicago, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Monday’s Games Dallas at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Columbus at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9 p.m.

College Basketball Summaries No. 5 MICHIGAN ST. 73, INDIANA 56 MICHIGAN ST. (13-1) Dawson 6-7 1-1 13, Payne 2-6 0-0 4, Appling 6-10 0-0 14, Harris 8-18 5-6 26, Valentine 2-6 0-0 5, Byrd 0-1 0-0 0, Gauna 0-0 0-0 0, Ellis III 0-0 0-0 0, Costello 1-2 0-1 2, Trice 2-6 1-3 6, Kaminski 1-2 0-0 3, Schilling 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-59 7-11 73. INDIANA (10-5) Sheehey 4-6 2-2 13, Vonleh 2-4 1-2 5, Williams 1-6 2-5 4, Ferrell 5-11 5-6 17, Hollowell 1-5 2-2 4, Marlin 0-0 0-0 0, Gordon 0-1 0-0 0, Mosquera-Perea 0-2 0-0 0, Davis 1-3 0-1 2, Robinson 5-9 1-2 11, Hartman 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-48 13-20 56. Halftime—Michigan St. 33-24. 3-Point Goals—Michigan St. 10-24 (Harris 5-10, Appling 2-4, Kaminski 1-1, Valentine 1-2, Trice 1-3, Byrd 0-1, Payne 0-3), Indiana 5-10 (Sheehey 3-3, Ferrell 2-3, Hollowell 0-2, Williams 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Michigan St. 34 (Dawson, Valentine 6), Indiana 32 (Vonleh 9). Assists— Michigan St. 14 (Trice, Valentine 4), Indiana 8 (Ferrell, Hollowell, Robinson 2). Total Fouls—Michigan St. 21, Indiana 12. Technical—Robinson. A—17,472. XAVIER 79, BUTLER 68 BUTLER (10-4) Barlow 2-4 0-0 5, Fromm 3-6 2-3 9, Marshall 6-14 2-5 14, Dunham 3-10 3-6 11, Woods 4-7 0-0 8, Brown 3-8 2-3 10, Aldridge 0-0 0-0 0, Castro 0-1 2-2 2, Chrabascz 2-2 5-5 9. Totals 23-52 16-24 68. XAVIER (12-3) Christon 7-14 6-7 20, D. Davis 4-6 2-2 12, Martin 4-9 4-5 13, Philmore 3-3 3-4 9, M. Stainbrook 7-12 3-4 17, Reynolds 0-2 0-0 0, Farr 1-2 0-0 2, Randolph 0-2 0-0 0, M. Davis 2-4 2-2 6, Stenger 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-55 20-24 79. Halftime—Butler 42-37. 3-Point Goals— Butler 6-17 (Dunham 2-5, Brown 2-6, Barlow 1-2, Fromm 1-3, Castro 0-1), Xavier 3-9 (D. Davis 2-3, Martin 1-2, Randolph 0-1, M. Davis 0-1, Christon 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Butler 30 (Woods 7), Xavier 33 (Martin, M. Stainbrook 7). Assists— Butler 12 (Brown, Dunham 3), Xavier 16 (Christon 8). Total Fouls—Butler 21, Xavier 16. Technicals—Marshall, Martin. A—10,250. No. 3 OHIO ST. 84, NEBRASKA 53 NEBRASKA (8-6) Petteway 5-12 4-4 15, Smith 5-6 1-2 11, Webster 2-6 0-0 5, Gallegos 2-6 0-0 6, Shields 2-4 0-0 4, Biggs 4-11 1-2 9, Rivers 0-3 0-0 0, Parker 0-1 0-0 0, Hawkins 0-3 0-0 0, Peltz 0-0 0-0 0, Vucetic 0-0 0-2 0, Pitchford 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 21-56 7-12 53. OHIO ST. (15-0) Ross 3-7 2-2 11, A. Williams 3-5 4-7 10, Scott 4-7 3-3 13, Craft 4-6 0-2 9, Smith Jr. 1-5 1-2 3, Loving 3-6 7-8 13, Thompson 2-5 2-2 6, Della Valle 5-5 2-3 15, Lorbach 0-1 0-0 0, McDonald 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 27-50 21-29 84. Halftime—Ohio St. 40-30. 3-Point Goals—Nebraska 4-15 (Gallegos 2-5, Webster 1-2, Petteway 1-5, Hawkins 0-1, Pitchford 0-2), Ohio St. 9-19 (Della Valle 3-3, Ross 3-4, Scott 2-4, Craft 1-2, Thompson 0-1, Loving 0-2, Smith Jr. 0-3). Fouled Out—Shields. Rebounds—Nebraska 32 (Smith 10), Ohio St. 33 (Loving, McDonald 5). Assists—Nebraska 7 (Petteway, Smith 2), Ohio St. 14 (Scott 5). Total Fouls— Nebraska 23, Ohio St. 15. A—17,536. No. 1 ARIZONA 71, WASHINGTON 62 WASHINGTON (9-6) Blackwell 5-7 2-2 12, Williams-Goss 4-12 1-1 9, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Andrews 3-9 1-2 7, Wilcox 8-19 2-2 20, Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Simmons 0-3 3-4 3, Kemp, Jr. 4-4 1-1 9. Totals 25-60 10-12 62. ARIZONA (15-0) Gordon 8-11 2-5 18, Ashley 2-5 5-6 9,


Tarczewski 2-10 3-3 7, McConnell 1-5 2-2 4, N. Johnson 8-18 7-8 24, York 2-5 0-0 5, Hollis-Jefferson 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 24-57 21-26 71. Halftime—Washington 35-33. 3-Point Goals—Washington 2-12 (Wilcox 2-6, Anderson 0-1, Williams-Goss 0-2, Andrews 0-3), Arizona 2-9 (York 1-2, N. Johnson 1-5, McConnell 0-1, Gordon 0-1). Fouled Out—Kemp, Jr.. Rebounds—Washington 34 (Blackwell 12), Arizona 38 (Gordon 11). Assists—Washington 13 (Andrews 5), Arizona 15 (McConnell 6). Total Fouls—Washington 19, Arizona 14. A—14,545. No. 2 SYRACUSE 49, MIAMI 44 MIAMI (8-6) Kirk 1-3 0-0 2, Adams 3-8 0-0 9, Kelly 4-5 0-0 8, Reed 1-3 2-2 5, Brown 3-9 0-0 7, Akpejiori 0-0 0-0 0, Lecomte 3-6 0-0 8, Swoope 0-1 0-0 0, Jekiri 2-5 1-2 5. Totals 17-40 3-4 44. SYRACUSE (14-0) Grant 2-7 1-2 5, Fair 6-14 2-2 15, Christmas 3-5 2-2 8, Cooney 2-12 5-6 11, Ennis 4-7 2-2 10, Gbinije 0-0 0-0 0, Keita 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-47 12-14 49. Halftime—Syracuse 25-21. 3-Point Goals—Miami 7-19 (Adams 3-7, Lecomte 2-4, Reed 1-3, Brown 1-4, Kelly 0-1), Syracuse 3-15 (Cooney 2-12, Fair 1-2, Ennis 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Miami 27 (Adams 5), Syracuse 29 (Christmas 7). Assists—Miami 13 (Adams, Brown 4), Syracuse 10 (Ennis 7). Total Fouls— Miami 11, Syracuse 11. A—21,839. KANSAS ST. 74, No. 6 OKLAHOMA ST. 71 OKLAHOMA ST. (12-2) Nash 7-14 6-9 20, Williams 1-6 2-2 4, Murphy 1-2 0-0 2, Brown 2-8 12-14 16, Smart 6-14 2-5 15, Forte 4-8 4-5 14, Soucek 0-0 0-0 0, Sager 0-0 0-0 0, Hammonds 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-52 26-35 71. KANSAS ST. (11-3) Iwundu 2-5 5-6 9, Gipson 3-8 4-4 10, Southwell 1-5 3-4 6, Foster 6-13 3-4 17, Spradling 2-6 3-6 9, Thomas 4-10 0-3 8, Williams 4-7 7-9 15, Lawrence 0-4 0-0 0, N. Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, D. Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-60 25-36 74. Halftime—Oklahoma St. 38-37. 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma St. 3-14 (Forte 2-4, Smart 1-6, Brown 0-2, Nash 0-2), Kansas St. 5-21 (Spradling 2-6, Foster 2-6, Southwell 1-4, N. Johnson 0-1, Lawrence 0-1, Thomas 0-3). Fouled Out—Southwell. Rebounds—Oklahoma St. 37 (Brown, Williams 9), Kansas St. 38 (Gipson 11). Assists—Oklahoma St. 11 (Smart 3), Kansas St. 11 (Thomas 5). Total Fouls—Oklahoma St. 24, Kansas St. 25. Technical—Smart. A—12,528. NOTRE DAME 79, No. 7 DUKE 77 DUKE (11-3) Parker 2-10 2-4 7, Hood 8-17 6-6 27, Hairston 1-1 0-0 2, Cook 7-14 5-5 22, Thornton 1-2 0-0 3, Sulaimon 1-4 3-3 6, Jefferson 2-5 0-1 4, Dawkins 2-5 1-1 6, Plumlee 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-58 17-20 77. NOTRE DAME (10-4) Auguste 3-6 0-0 6, Sherman 6-14 2-4 14, Atkins 7-13 5-8 19, Jackson 2-3 3-4 8, Connaughton 6-9 2-2 16, Beachem 1-3 0-0 2, Burgett 1-2 0-2 2, Knight 1-2 1-4 3, Vasturia 3-5 0-0 9. Totals 30-57 13-24 79. Halftime—Duke 37-35. 3-Point Goals— Duke 12-28 (Hood 5-10, Cook 3-5, Sulaimon 1-2, Thornton 1-2, Dawkins 1-4, Parker 1-5), Notre Dame 6-12 (Vasturia 3-5, Connaughton 2-2, Jackson 1-1, Beachem 0-1, Atkins 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Duke 30 (Jefferson 9), Notre Dame 39 (Connaughton, Sherman 8). Assists— Duke 8 (Cook 4), Notre Dame 18 (Atkins 11). Total Fouls—Duke 19, Notre Dame 16. A—9,149. ILLINOIS 75, PENN STATE 55 PENN ST. (9-6) Jack 3-8 1-2 8, Taylor 1-6 2-2 4, Travis 0-7 0-0 0, Newbill 2-8 3-5 7, Frazier 3-11 4-4 10, Johnson 6-11 2-2 18, Woodward 0-1 0-1 0, Roberts 0-3 3-4 3, Thorpe 1-1 1-2 3, Montminy 0-0 0-0 0, Dickerson 1-1 0-0 2, Wisniewski 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-57 16-22 55. ILLINOIS (13-2) Ekey 3-6 2-2 11, Egwu 3-8 1-1 7, Bertrand 3-7 5-7 11, Abrams 3-13 4-4 12, Rice 3-7 7-9 15, Tate 1-4 4-4 6, LaTulip 0-1 0-0 0, Hill 2-3 4-4 8, Morgan 0-0 0-0 0, Nunn 2-7 1-2 5, Colbert 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 20-56 28-35 75. Halftime—Illinois 28-26. 3-Point Goals— Penn St. 5-19 (Johnson 4-6, Jack 1-3, Newbill 0-1, Woodward 0-1, Travis 0-1, Frazier 0-2, Taylor 0-2, Roberts 0-3), Illinois 7-23 (Ekey 3-6, Abrams 2-3, Rice 2-3, Bertrand 0-1, Egwu 0-1, Hill 0-1, LaTulip 0-1, Tate 0-3, Nunn 0-4). Fouled Out—Colbert, Johnson. Rebounds—Penn St. 33 (Taylor 8), Illinois 44 (Egwu, Ekey 8). Assists— Penn St. 3 (Frazier, Jack, Johnson 1), Illinois 10 (Abrams 5). Total Fouls— Penn St. 26, Illinois 20. Technical— Newbill. A—15,390.

College Football Bowl Winners Jan. 6, 2013--Arkansas St. 17, Kent St. 13 Jan. 8, 2012--Northern Illinois 38, Arkansas St. 20 Jan. 6, 2011--Miami (Ohio) 35, Middle Tennessee 21 Jan. 6, 2010--Central Michigan 44, Troy 41, 2OT Jan. 6, 2009--Tulsa 45, Ball State 13 Jan. 6, 2008--Tulsa 63, Bowling Green 7 Jan. 7, 2007--Southern Miss. 28, Ohio 7 Dec. 21, 2005--Toledo 45, UTEP 13 Dec. 22, 2004--Bowling Green 52, Memphis 35 Dec. 18, 2003--Miami (Ohio) 49, Louisville 28 Dec. 18, 2002--Marshall 38, Louisville 15 Dec. 19, 2001--Marshall 64, East Carolina 61, 2OT Dec. 20, 2000--Southern Mississippi 28, Texas Christian 21 Dec. 22, 1999--Texas Christian 28, East Carolina 14 Note: Mobile Alabama Bowl (1999-2000); GMAC Bowl (2001-10) Ball State Bowl History Record: 0-6 Dec. 21, 2012 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl -- UCF 38, Ball State 17 Jan. 6, 2009 GMAC Bowl -- Tulsa 45, Ball State 13 Jan. 5, 2008 International Bowl -Rutgers 52, Ball State 30 Dec. 19, 1996 Las Vegas Bowl -Nevada 18, Ball State 15 Dec. 17, 1993 Las Vegas Bowl -- Utah St. 42, Ball State 33 Dec. 9, 1989 California Bowl -- Fresno St. 27, Ball State 6 Bowl Glance Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall 31, Maryland 20 Texas Bowl At Houston Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17

Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Washington 31, BYU 16 Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Louisville 36, Miami 9 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State 31, Michigan 14 Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon 30, Texas 7 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas Tech 37, Arizona State 23 Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona 42, Boston College 19 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas UCLA 42, Virginia Tech 12 Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Mississippi State 44, Rice 7 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M 52, Duke 48 Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas North Texas 36, UNLV 14 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. LSU 21, Iowa 14 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Michigan State 24, Stanford 20 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. UCF 52, Baylor 42 Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Oklahoma 45, Alabama 31 Friday, Jan. 3 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri 41, Oklahoma State 31 Orange Bowl At Miami Clemson 40, Ohio State 35 Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt 41, Houston 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) NFLPA Collegiate Bowl At Los Angeles American vs. National, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

English Soccer England FA Cup Second Round Saturday’s Matches Crawley Town vs. Bristol Rovers Ppd. Second Round Replays Wednesday’s Matches Crawley Town vs. Bristol Rovers Third Round Saturday’s Matches Blackburn 1, Manchester City 1 Aston Villa 1, Sheffield United 2 Barnsley 1, Conventry 2 Bolton 2, Blackpool 1 Bournemouth vs. Burton Albion Ppd. Brighton & Hove Albion 1, Reading 0 Bristol City 1, Watford 1 Charlton Athletic vs. Oxford United Ppd. Doncaster 2, Stevenage 3 Everton 4, Queens Park Rangers 0 Grimsby Town 2, Huddersfield Town 3 Ipswich 1, Preston 1 Kidderminster Harriers 0, Peterborough United 0 Macclesfield Town 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1 Middlesbrough 0, Hull 2 Newcastle 1, Cardiff 2 Norwich 1, Fulham 1 Rochdale 2, Leeds 0 Southampton 4, Burnley 3 Southend United 4, Millwall 1 Stoke City 2, Leicester 1 West Bromwich Albion 0, Crystal Palace 2 Wigan 3, MK Dons 3 Yeovil Town 4, Leyton Orient 0 Arsenal 2, Tottenham 0 Sunday’s Matches Nottingham Forest vs. West Ham Sunderland vs. Carlisle United Derby vs. Chelsea Liverpool vs. Oldham Athletic Port Vale vs. Plymouth Argyle Manchester United vs. Swansea City Wednesday’s Matches Charlton Athletic vs. Oxford United

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with OF Quintin Berry on a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Reassigned bullpen coach Pat Hentgen within the organization. Named Bob Stanley bullpen coach. FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed WR Toney Clemons and DT Casey Walker to reserve/future contracts. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed DT Christian Tupou to the practice squad. Signed G Derek Dennis to a reserve/ future contract. DETROIT LIONS — Signed LB Brandon Hepburn and CB DeQuan Menzie to reserve/future contracts. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed LB D.J. Smith to a reserve/future contract. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Released DE Jake McDonough from the practice squad. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed P Brad Wing to a reserve/future contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Named Jeff Tedford offensive coordinator. TENNESSEE TITANS — Fired coach Mike Munchak. Signed G Oscar Johnson to a reserve/future contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS — Agreed to terms with F Andrew Cogliano on a four-year contract extension. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Reassigned G Jason LaBarbera to Rockford (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Traded LW Dan Carillo to the N.Y. Rangers for a 2014 seventh-round draft pick. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Activated D Anton Volchenkov off injured reserve. Assigned D Eric Gelinas and RW Mattias Tedenby to Albany (AHL). American Hockey League HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Signed D Bretton Stamler to a professional tryout agreement. ECHL ECHL — Suspended Kalamazoo F Sam Ftorek two games, Ontario F Derek Couture two games and Las Vegas F Geoff Irwin and fined them, and Orlando F Scott Tanski undisclosed amounts for their actions in recent games. COLLEGE PROVIDENCE — Announced G Brandon Austin has left the men’s basketball team. TOWSON — Suspended CB Jordan Love and TE James Oboh from the FCS championship game.

SPORTS BRIEFS • North Dakota State wins third straight FCS championship FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Brock Jensen and North Dakota State got their perfect ending, capping a 15-0 season with a 35-7 victory over Towson on Saturday as the Bison claimed their straight FCS championship in coach Craig Bohl’s final game at the school. Jensen threw a touchdown pass and was one of four North Dakota State players who ran for scores. The Bison joined Appalachian State as the only FCS teams to win three consecutive championships. They are the first undefeated champs at that level since Marshall in 1996, the year before the Thundering Herd moved to Division I. Bohl last month accepted the job as Wyoming’s coach, but stayed with the Bison for their playoff run. He finished 104-32 in 11 seasons at North Dakota State, which has won 24 consecutive games to match the FCS record.

Xavier edges Butler, 79-68 CINNCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Dee Davis scored all 12 of his points in the second half as Xavier came from behind to edge Butler, 79-68, in a Big East game on Saturday. Semaj Christon led all scorers with 20 points for Xavier, while Matt Stainbrook finished with 17 points and Justin Martin recorded 13 points as the Musketeers (12-3, 2-0) extended their winning streak to seven games and improved to 10-0 at home. Butler led 42-37 at the break, but with the game tied at 64, Xavier was able to move away and get the win with some clutch free throws in the final 30 seconds. Khyle Marshall led three Bulldogs in double figures with 14 points. Kellen Dunham scored 11 points and Elijah Brown added 10 for Butler (10-4, 0-2), which has lost two straight games after a five-game winning streak. Both losses have been in the Big East.

Foster helps Kansas State upset No. 6 Oklahoma State MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Marcus Foster scored 17 points, Nino Williams made two free throws with 5.7 seconds left and Kansas State held off No. 6 Oklahoma State 74-71 on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Williams finished with 15 points, none bigger than his two free throws that gave the Wildcats (11-3, 1-0) a three-point lead. Marcus Smart of the Cowboys raced up court and threw up a running 3-point try as the final buzzer sounded, but it clanked harmlessly off the rim and fell to the court. Thomas Gipson added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Kansas State, which has won nine straight after losing to the likes of Northern Colorado and Charlotte earlier in the season.

No. 3 OSU routs Nebraska COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — LaQuinton Ross scored 11 points, including two 3-pointers as No. 3 Ohio State pulled away, leading the Buckeyes to an 84-53 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. It was a last tuneup before the biggest test of the season for the Buckeyes (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten), at No. 5 Michigan State on Tuesday night. Amedeo Della Valley had 15 points, Marc Loving scored a career-high 13, Shannon Scott also had 13 and Amir Williams chipped in with 10 points for Ohio State.

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Looking Back •

100 years ago • The Ligonier

High School boys basketball team came upon the floor Friday night with their brand new suits oh and they sure looked like they could handle the ball in addition to any team that they might go up against them. THE NEWS SUN

25 years ago • South Adams

made a mark in the final chapters of Northeastern Indiana Athletic Conference history in Fort Wayne as the Starfires knocked off previously unbeaten East Noble 55-53 and took the last conference basketball championship at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum. The NEIAC disbands on July 1. For the second straight season, East Noble has begun a campaign with nine straight victories, only to fall in game 10. THE EVENING STAR

25 years ago • DeKalb Central

school officials showed plans for $23 million in proposed additions and renovation at DeKalb High School and McKenney-Harrison Elementary School. High school additions included new areas for band and industrial arts and a second gymnasium. HERALD REPUBLICAN

25 years ago • The upcoming

special election to elect a successor to U.S. Rep. Dan Coats, R-Ind., is going to be a costly one for Steuben County. Clerk Marilyn Carney said the election will cost taxpayers about $13,000. That’s the cost of a typical election staffing all 17 precincts — which will be required — but this time it is for only one race. Coats was appointed by Gov. Robert Orr to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Dan Quayle, who was elected vice president.

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Legal marijuana harms children Colorado is the first state to implement a law legalizing recreational marijuana. Colorado’s law that took effect last week allows Colorado residents (age 21 and older) to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana from government-approved retailers. Visitors to the state can purchase a quarter ounce. The 25 percent recreational-marijuana sales tax is expected to generate roughly $70 million in new revenue for Colorado this year. On the negative side, increases in marijuana use among Colorado teens, plus an upward trend in drug addiction and car crashes are likely. With all policy decisions, it is important to ask: Is it good for the children? Studies show that marijuana use is very harmful to the developing brain of young people. Studies show that Daniel Schreck, director of Lifeline Connection of marijuana use is Indiana, is a licensed addiction counselor, with many very harmful to the years of experience helping people who are addicted get back on track. “While smoking or ingesting developing brain of marijuana may demonstrate some positive temporary value, the result of legalizing it will produce physical young people. and legal problems similar to that of alcohol,” Schreck said. “Marijuana mimics the effects of alcohol. It also impacts the brain’s ability to respond properly to reality and cognitive function which are necessary for developing healthy social interaction and building relationships. Research has demonstrated that the use of marijuana by a person younger than 21 results in underdeveloped frontal lobe which makes it difficult to comprehend consequences of our actions as well as difficult to concentrate, among other things.” In an interview Friday, Sue Thau (pronounced thaw), public policy consultant to Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America in Washington, said the 2012 Monitoring the Future study (ongoing for the past 37 years) shows that legalization of marijuana will increase marijuana use among teens. The top three reasons that children (8th-, 10th-, 12th-graders) give for not using marijuana are “Don’t feel like getting high,” “My parents would disapprove” and “Concerned about getting arrested.” “Kids are less likely to use when they feel there is a penalty involved,” Thau said. “I’m not saying throw everyone in jail but kids understand consequences.” We support efforts to decrease or eliminate jail time for young people (through programs such as teen drug courts) and increase funding for quality addiction recovery services. Thau pointed out that “everyone who uses does not become addicted but one kid in six who uses marijuana will become addicted to marijuana. When you look at people who use cocaine, meth and/or heroine, 80-90 percent of them began with marijuana.” Statistics from the Department of Health and Human Services show that of all people age 12 and older in the U.S., 52 percent use alcohol , 26.7 percent use tobacco and 7.3 percent have used marijuana. Marijuana use among young people is highest in states that have legalized medical marijuana, Thau said, because it is easier to obtain. “These industries (tobacco and alcohol) have to target young people or they don’t have lifetime customers,” Thau said. “If you introduce these substances when young, you have a much higher rate of addiction.” Marijuana use, possession and sales remain illegal under U.S. federal law. President Obama has stated that he opposes drug legalization because it increases the availability of drugs, undermines prevention activities and poses a significant health and safety risk to all Americans, especially our youth. Legal marijuana is not good for the children.

OUR VIEW is written on a rotating basis by Grace Housholder, Dave Kurtz, Matt Getts and Michael Marturello. Publisher Terry Housholder is also a member of the editorial board. We welcome readers’ comments.

Letters • Hoosiers should reject attempt to hurt family, friends To the editor: A new year and resolution time is upon us! Want to stop smoking? Like to lose weight? Perhaps eating a healthier diet or get a better grasp on your finances? Maybe we can pass a resolution to further restrict the rights of some people in Indiana. If this seems strange to you, maybe you should ask your state senator and state representative why this should be one of their priorities in 2014. House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR-6) would define marriage as between one (1) man and one (1) woman. This is already in current state law. Putting this level of discriminatory legislation in the state’s highest governing document will continue to push younger residents out of the state as well as telling the nation that Indiana is NOT welcoming nor the “State the Works.” But the second line reads “a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.” What does this mean? No one has been able to clearly define what effects this sentence would have on existing marriages, domestic partner benefits, human rights ordinances, legal contracts and benefits for unmarried couples. House Speaker Bosma and Senate President Pro Tempore Long have questioned whether it’s wise to include it. Once adopted in the state constitution, the next generation of legislators will not be able to change a bit of it, even if circumstances or opinions change. In the 2014 legislative session, Indiana lawmakers can choose either to table or vote down the amendment or send it to voters for a statewide referendum in November. If it does not pass or called for action, our Constitution and the liberties for ALL Hoosiers will be protected. I want to thank Angola Mayor Hickman for publicly opposing HJR-6 joining numerous mayors across the state including Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. Hoosiers should reject any attempt to hurt our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. As we begin 2014 we should continue to walk boldly forward into our future as a community of love and service. May we continue to do the work we are each called to do and experience one of life’s greatest joys, giving of ourselves as a community that continues to touch hearts, change lives and transform the world. Happy New Year! Chad Crabtree Elkhart

Legalization of marijuana not expected in Indiana consider making it an infraction rather NASHVILLE, Ind. — The legal than a crime to possess a small amount sale of recreational marijuana began of marijuana. Do you favor or Wednesday in Colorado and oppose making possession of a will be followed later this year small amount of marijuana an by the state of Washington, infraction rather than a crime?” but Hoosiers shouldn’t The response was 54 hold their breath about that percent favored decrimihappening any time soon in nalization and 38 percent Indiana. opposed. When the April 2013 Even though recent polling Howey Politics Indiana Poll shows rapidly evolving views asked the same question, 56 from a majority of Hoosiers, the political establishment in HOWEY percent favored and 37 percent Indiana appears to be firmly POLITICAL opposed. a Ball State Univermoored to the Drug War REPORT sityInBowen Center Poll in era that has seen more than December, 52 percent agreed 160,000 residents charged that cannabis “should be with various criminal and Brian Howey regulated like alcohol” and misdemeanor violations over 45 percent opposed. On the the past decade. taxation question, 78 percent In the past, voluminous said it should be taxed and 19 public support on issues percent opposed. such as a state lottery and An October 2013 national Gallup gaming occurred well before the poll showed 58 percent of Americans Indiana General Assembly allowed believe that marijuana should be legal, a referendum on the lottery in 1988 an all-time high (pun inadvertent, but (which passed with a landslide 62 intended). percent) and the passage of riverboat In 2013, criminal code reforms that casino laws in 1993. It took the defeat originally would have downgraded of Republican House Speaker J. Roberts Daily in 1986 to pave the way low-level marijuana possession were amended to actually increase possesfor the 1988 referendum. Daily had sion from a misdemeanor to a felony. been a vociferous opponent of any Currently, possessing 30 grams of gaming expansion. During a 2012 gubernatorial debate marijuana or less is a misdemeanor in Indiana, but fines can be as high as in Zionsville, Gov. Mike Pence said he opposed any marijuana law reforms $5,000 with incarceration up to a year. In Kentucky, it is a misdemeanor to and viewed marijuana as a “gateway” possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana. drug. His Democratic opponent, John In late March 2013, in response Gregg, generally agreed, but added to Pence’s criticism of legislation that medical marijuana would be that rewrites Indiana’s criminal code worth studying. (And then there was to lower drug penalties, a Senate Libertarian Rupert Boneham, who committee amended the criminal observed, “It’s a plant.”) code reform bill to make punishment But public opinion in Indiana is for marijuana crimes tougher. House shifting. In the October 2012 Howey/ DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll, for Bill 1006, which rewrites Indiana’s criminal code to lower drug penalties the first time in decades the marijuana and toughen punishment for violent question — in this case decriminalizaand sex offender, contained language tion — was tested. The question was, that made most of the state’s marijuana “Currently it is a misdemeanor crime crimes into misdemeanors. Bill in Indiana to possess a small amount supporters said the intent of the bill is of marijuana. The legislature may

In late March 2013, in response to Pence’s criticism of legislation that rewrites Indiana’s criminal code to lower drug penalties, a Senate committee amended the criminal code reform bill to make punishment for marijuana crimes tougher. House Bill 1006, which rewrites Indiana’s criminal code to lower drug penalties and toughen punishment for violent and sex offender, contained language that made most of the state’s marijuana crimes into misdemeanors ... The intent of the bill is to divert drug users out of state prisons and into treatment programs.

• to divert drug users out of state prisons and into treatment programs, while reserving the prisons for the worst offenders. Pence waited till mid-March to weigh in saying, “I think we need to focus on reducing crime, not reducing penalties.” In 2011, a bill sponsored by state Sen. Karen Talian, D-Ogden Dunes, created a summer study committee on the issue. “Just look at the polling on this issue,” Talian said last year. “The public is in favor of this. The governor is the only one who’s been talking about tougher penalties for drug crimes. Across the country, the train is moving in the opposite direction.” There have been some Indiana officials ranging from police chiefs and prosecutors willing to have the discussion on marijuana issues. Most notable was Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell who told members of the State Budget Committee in December 2012, “If it were up to me I do believe I would legalize it and tax it, particularly in sight of the fact that several other states have now come to that part of their legal system as well.” Marijuana laws around Indiana are changing. Michigan passed a medical marijuana law in 2008 via referendum

with 63 percent support. In 2013, the Illinois legislature passed a medical marijuana law by a 61-57 margin in the House and 35-21 in the Senate. In August, the city of Chicago implemented a civil ticketing of marijuana offenders possessing under 15 grams in an effort to reduce jail overcrowding and the need for police to concentrate on violent crime. Chicago ticketed nearly 400 offenders by December, while its homicide rate dropped 18 percent, according to the Chicago Tribune. In Ohio, petitions have been submitted and approved by the state ballot committee to legalize medical cannabis. With Republicans holding super majorities in the Indiana House and Senate, as well as most statewide offices, advocacy for marijuana law change will need to come from Republicans, who look and act like Republicans, and who can deliver a new message: The times they are a-changin’. Maureen Hayden of CNHI contributed to this column. BRIAN HOWEY is publisher of the Howey Political Report, a weekly briefing on Indiana politics. Contact him at 317-5060883 or




Remember those old television test signals? It’s cold outside, you’re trying to stay warm and all of a sudden the television goes out, and if you are like most, you either have cable television or satellite service. If you have a satellite, as my neighbor tells me, you grab a broom and go brush the snow off the little dish. Jeff’s dish is rather accessible, so he doesn’t seem to have much trouble leaning over the railing on the deck and knocking off the snow. One of my other neighbors has one of those dishes way up on the roof and I don’t know how the guys can get to it, unless they were to take a broom and attach it to a really long piece of plastic plumbing pipe. Even then, it would take a steady hand to be effective. Another neighbor has the dish in the yard, as so many people

do. On a cold winter’s night, like the pole. Or maybe snow collects the ones upcoming on the dishes that collect and recently passed, the satellite feed that the it means throwing on cable companies use and the scarf, stocking some on call guy has to cap, heavy coat and take a broom to it. boots and heading out There were problems the door to tend to the with at least one of the snowy dish. I suppose cable providers in our you could use a whisk area the other night and broom instead of a morning. Cable was out at kitchen broom, but MICHAEL least an hour in one area. that’s little consolaWhat are you going tion when it is so cold MARTURELLO to do? You can call the out even the outdoor cable company and get cat wants to sleep the prerecorded message indoors. — after the voice on the With cable televiline asks if you want to sion, there are other pay your bill. And you get issues. I don’t know all sorts of options, one of what creates problems which is tech support. So, for cable TV. I you press the corresponding suppose it could be the wires number and get another voice that contract so much in the cold that tells you there has been an outage some connection pulls apart on reported in your area — which

they determine by the area code of your phone number — but none of the operators who are standing (most likely sitting) by can help you because they don’t know what the heck is going on in your neck of the woods. But they tell you that if you want, you can go to the cable company’s website and get information about their services, blah, blah, blah. But wait, you have cable Internet, so that option is about as useful as … (insert your favorite colloquialism here). You end up watching a screen that says the signal will return shortly (right) or you watch a snowy TV, like the days when post-midnight there was nothing airing. So, you let out a heavy sigh. What else can you do? I suppose you can be happy that your only

Keep warm, friends. And make sure you have plenty of fresh DVDs to watch during the coming cold stretch.

• telephone service isn’t tied to the cable company. Keep warm, friends. And make sure you have plenty of fresh DVDs to watch during the coming cold stretch. You might need them. Better yet, read a good book. MICHAEL MARTURELLO is editor of the The Herald Republican. He can be reached at

Hunger hurts us all in many different ways Carly Poe is a 33-year-old single mother in Portland, Ore. Despite a college degree, she struggles to find work and raise a teenage son with serious medical problems. Food stamps — the government program officially known as SNAP — help her survive. “We’ve been making ends meet with SNAP,” she told The Oregonian. “It’s a struggle and a worry every month, wondering how we’re going to come up with the money.” “You deal with a lot of people who think, ‘Oh, you’re not working hard enough. You’re lazy,’” Poe says. we’re COKIE ROBERTS “(But) working really, hard. There STEVEN ROBERTS really are a lot of people in tough positions where they’re trying to better their lives, but they’re just not able to make ends meet yet.” Congress should think hard about Carly Poe when it comes back to work next month and takes up the farm bill, which traditionally funds food stamps along with agricultural subsidies. The House-passed version of the measure slashes almost $40 billion from food stamp accounts, while the Senate cuts a modest $4 billion. Normally lawmakers would split the difference, but that would be a huge mistake. SNAP is a critical program that deserves full funding and bipartisan support. Statistics say why: One out of 7 American households “struggle to put enough food on the table,” according to Bread For the World, a major anti-hunger organization. The group also reports that “more than 1 in 5 children is at risk of hunger.” In November, however, extra funding for food stamps under President Obama’s stimulus program ran out. That means Poe and her son have already lost $20 a month in benefits; a family of four lost $36. Any new cuts would only add to their worries. The House bill is based on a fallacious premise that some Republicans have propounded for years: that many food stamp recipients are lazy “welfare queens” who don’t want to work and live lavishly on government handouts. “Frankly, it’s wrong for hardworking, middle-class Americans to pay for that,” Rep. Eric Cantor, the bill’s main sponsor, said last fall. We’d agree with Cantor if he was right. But he’s not. Most food stamp beneficiaries are like Poe: ready and eager to work if they could only find a decent job. Alleviating hunger is a profound moral imperative, especially at this time of year. But this issue goes beyond morality and beyond charity. Serving meals serves the national interest. Programs like food stamps benefit all of us. Start with children. They’re much healthier when they’re not hungry. In


The chill of the water hits Jill Kuhn, right, 13, of Kendallville as she walks out in to Bixler Lake with friends, Grace Syders, 15, and Sydney Delucenay, 15, both of Auburn, during the annual Kendallville Park and Recreation Department Polar Plunge Wednesday. Video from plunges

at Bixler Lake and Hamilton Lake is online at Scan the QR code to see clips from the Bixler Lake plunge.

Area polar bears captured on video The coming of the new year brought annual Polar Bear plunges to area lakes, and video from the events was posted this past week at On New Year’s Eve, hundreds of swimmers braved a 4-degree wind chill for the Jack D. Gibson Memorial Polar Bear Plunge at Hamilton Lake. The next day, a crowd braved similar weather for the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Bixler Lake in Kendallville. KPC photographers Aaron Organ and Chad Kline captured the chills, screams and crazy outfits from the events. Scotty Mullins of Kendallville also shared the footage from a camera he wore into the Bixler Lake plunge. On Thursday, DeKalb Health launched the celebration of its 50th anniversary. Video from that ceremony was posted on And if you would like a last bit of Christmas spirit, check out the video related to Monday’s Neighbors feature, with clips of Butler resident Kevin Kimpel’s vast Christmas tree collection.

Basketball photos online Photo galleries from several area basketball games were posted this past week at To see photos from Eastside at Lakeland boys, Eastside at Prairie Heights boys and Eastside vs. Seton Catholic girls, go to and select Multimedia > Photo Galleries from the navigation menu.

Fence Post praises commissioners News that Steuben County Commissioners were withholding payment to the Steuben County Economic Development Corp. because the SCEDC holds its meetings in private was praised on The Fence Post, KPC Media Group’s online forum, where No Adventure Is Too Small posted: “It’s about time that someone from governONLINE ment questions the COMMENTS SCEDC about their meeting format. I have felt that it was ridiculous from James Tew the time that they first decided to go this route of meeting behind closed doors. If they choose to stay with the closed door format, all money from government bodies should be withheld. Everyone that sits on a government entity board is held to the scrutiny of the public eye. Why should these people feel they are above the rules held by everyone else?” To read more discussion, go to kpcnews. com and select More > The Fence Post from the navigation menu.

JAMES TEW (“james_t” on The Fence Post) is online editor for KPC Media Group. He can be reached by email at

Alleviating hunger is a profound moral imperative, especially at this time of year. But this issue goes beyond morality and beyond charity. Serving meals serves the national interest. Programs like food stamps benefit all of us.

• denouncing the House bill last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics argued that when children lack proper nutrition they incur “serious health problems that will persist throughout their adult lives and for decades to come.” We all pay for those problems, in expensive emergency room visits or higher insurance premiums. Plus, parents with sick kids are more distracted and less productive, so they earn less and pay lower taxes. Sure, some people will always game the system. But in most cases, food stamps don’t deter people from working. Quite the opposite. As the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank, put it: “SNAP helped to keep nearly 4.9 million Americans out of poverty in 2012, including 2.2 million children, and has been a stepping-stone for millions of Americans while they look for work and get back on their feet.” Moreover, food aid directly boosts a fragile economic recovery. It is spent immediately and circulates quickly — to storekeepers, truckers, brokers, farmers. Moody’s Analytics, an economic forecasting firm, estimates that every dollar in food stamp aid generates $1.73 in economic activity. While they’re at it, Congress should take a look at another huge reason for hunger: waste. The United Nations Environment Program estimates that “in the United States, 30 percent of all food … is thrown away each year.” And a recent Harvard study blames the current system of labels and expiration dates that “misleads consumers to believe they must discard food in order to protect their own safety.” Pope Francis recently weighed in on the issue, saying that discarded food could “feed all the hungry people of the world.” In a message to the “cartoneros,” homeless scavengers in his home country of Argentina, the Pope said, “We are living in a throwaway culture where we easily toss away not only things, but people.” We shouldn’t toss away good food. And we shouldn’t toss away good people like Carly Poe. If they want to work “really really hard,” food stamps should help them do that. COKIE ROBERTS AND STEVEN V. ROBERTS are columnists for Newspaper Enterprise Assn. They can be contacted at

Commentary • High fives High fives to the dedicated men and women of the Kendallville Park Department who worked in frigid temperatures to set up and conduct the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge in Bixler Lake. They were seen by local residents working for hours before the event, chopping through the ice.

High5s & Hisses

To the men and women who work in fire departments, police departments and EMS units for braving the weather during winter storms to serve us. These courageous

people perform the same duties in inclement weather as they do on a fine spring day.


To the Indiana Department of Transportation for its performance during last week’s snow storm. The state’s crews did little to make travel safe a week ago, we can only hope the agency will do more this time around. HIGH FIVES AND HISSES is a Sunday feature compiled by this newspaper’s editorial board. If you have a “high five” or a “hiss” to nominate, call or e-mail the editor of this newspaper.




By cutting taxes, do we hurt worker training? We will wake up to heavy snowfall today with a high of 25 and a low of -10. By the time the snow ends Monday morning, we could have anywhere from 11 to 14 fresh inches on the ground from this storm system. Brutal cold will follow, with a high of 2 on Monday and a high of -5 on Tuesday.

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Snapchat to make app more secure NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users. The disappearing-message service popular with young people said in a blog post late Thursday that the updated version of its app would allow users to opt out of its “Find Friends” feature, which was apparently at the heart of the breach, and would stem future attempts to abuse its service. The breach occurred after

of the modern workplace. Strangely, there is little Who benefits from a opposition to eliminating better-prepared work force? taxes on the equipment Mainly, it’s those companies (personal property) of installing new Indiana’s equipment that seek businesses. The better-prepared question is how workers. Thus, under to replace the $1 the principle of billion in revenue beneficiary taxation, lost by Indiana’s businesses should counties, cities, pay for the updating towns, school of the existing corporations and work force and the libraries. That’s MORTON education of the significant money for police, fire MARCUS future work force. What about a and other public statewide personal services. property tax, with a Gov. Pence single rate? Currently and his allies are that rate varies from scrambling to find one jurisdiction to a replacement for another. Additionally, that lost revenue. Raise the state’s sales tax? No the state, not the locality, assesses the value of that one favors that. Allow local equipment. governments to impose a Further, the billion dollars sales tax? Never! That would raised from the tax could be be anarchy, chaotic competiearmarked for vocational tion among neighbors. Thus far, the most favored education at all levels, in idea allows communities to all its many forms from accounting to zoology. raise one of the local option This means changing income taxes. State politicians education, which everyone like this because local office holders will be blamed for the seems eager to do. We have spent decades higher taxes. However, back up just one believing more education will step and reconsider this entire bring monetary rewards to the individual. More education matter. The governor and his was once a route to becoming allies preach the benefits of a more articulate, cultured lower taxes as an incentive and engaged citizen. Today, for businesses to locate jobs more education has become in Indiana. At the same time, an investment from which just about everyone agrees there should be a monetary that Hoosier workers are return. ill-prepared for the demands

security experts warned the company at least twice about a vulnerability in its system. Before announcing its plans to update the app, Snapchat had been quiet. Its seemingly detached response caused some security specialists to wonder whether the young company can handle the spotlight that it’s been thrust into over the last year as its service has become enormously popular. In response to a warning by Gibson Security on Dec. 25 —which followed an earlier alert in August — Snapchat said in a blog

post last Friday that it had implemented “various safeguards” over the past year that would make it more difficult to steal large sets of phone numbers. Snapchat hasn’t detailed the changes it made. As Americans rang in the New Year, hackers reportedly published 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers on a website called snapchatdb. info, which has since been suspended. The breach came less than a week after the most recent warning from security experts that an attack could take place.

If education is to supply the work force businesses want, then firms (or their associations) should be more involved in the preparation of the work force. Either businesses train workers directly or hire institutions to do that. The link between firms and schools would have to be strengthened. Businesses don’t want to get involved with education. They want workers with certain behavioral characteristics (showing up on time) and specific job skills. Today, however, the variety of jobs keeps changing. Hence, employers want workers who can relearn rapidly or adapt to new demands quickly. Modern equipment seems to drive the demand for better trained workers. The property tax on business equipment is well suited for financing the necessary supply of qualified workers. This does not relieve the Legislature from finding other funds to sustain local services. It is, however, a move toward letting businesses pay for the education services they use. And won’t more firms bring jobs to Indiana if we have a better trained work force? MORTON J. MARCUS is an independent economist, speaker and writer formerly with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

The Sunday Business Report • First Federal promotes three ANGOLA — The First Federal Savings Bank of Angola announced the promotions of three of its employees. Scott G. Gruner has been promoted to executive vice president and chief Gruner operating officer. He has been with the bank for 15 years and was previously vice president of lending and loan department manager. Gruner is a graduate of Bronson High School, a 1998 honors graduate of Tri-State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and earned his master’s of business administration degree from Indiana University in 2000. He has been active in

community service organizations and has served on numerous boards and committees. He has taught at Trine University as an adjunct professor for 12 years. Jody M. Noll, assistant vice president, has been promoted to loan department manager. She has more than 20 years experience in the finance industry in Steuben and LaGrange counties and has served as a mortgage and Noll consumer loan officer since coming to First Federal in 2005. Noll is a graduate of Lakeland High School and a 1996 honors graduate of Tri-State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She has taught Junior Achievement classes and currently serves on the organization’s board of

directors. Greg D. Wymer has been promoted to a loan officer position and is trained in both mortgage and consumer lending. He is an Angola High School graduate and a 2013 honors graduate of Trine University with a Wymer bachelor’s degree in business administration. Since joining the bank, Wymer has become active in the Young Professionals Network, a division of the Angola Area Chamber of Commerce and is a board member and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Indiana. First Federal Savings Bank of Angola, founded in 1933, is the oldest financial institution headquartered in Steuben County.

Small business outlook for 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — What stresses small business owners the most? Our conversations with them and the research we come across suggest it’s a lack of clarity. Well, there’s no small business crystal ball — at least one we are aware of — but if one existed, here’s a look at what it might reveal for 2014: HELP FROM WASHINGTON? Look for a more conciliatory attitude in Congress. Lawmakers’ collaboration on a budget deal in December is a sign that they’ll cooperate on issues affecting small business, including tax reform, says Barbara Kasoff, president of Women Impacting Public Policy, a group that advocates for women and minorities in

business. The deadlock over the budget and government shutdown in 2013 hurt small businesses including federal contractors. The safest bet? An increase in a tax code provision that allows businesses to deduct up-front rather than depreciate the cost of equipment like vehicles, computers and machinery. Without action by Congress, the 2014 deduction is $25,000, down from $500,000 in 2013. With many companies still struggling and congressional elections in November, lawmakers may boost it. REVENUE STRAINS A tepid economic recovery will continue to frustrate small-company owners, says Susan Woodward, an

economist with Sand Hill Econometrics in Menlo Park, Calif. Small retailers are struggling even as consumers spend more. Growth in online shopping and a tendency for people to patronize stores owned by big companies (choosing Starbucks rather than the local coffee shop, for example) will continue to be a challenge. Small businesses shouldn’t expect goldmines from government contracting. Agencies will spend carefully. Some small federal contractors reported even before the $85 billion in spending cuts in 2013 that agencies had been cutting back. Contractors will prospect for business with companies to make up for budget cuts in 2013 and to diversify their revenue streams.

Stocks of local interest • Prices as of Jan. 3, 2014 Courtesy of Edward Jones Stock Name

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Alcoa 10.57 Amer. Elec. 46.10 Air Products 111.23 Cooper Tire 24.79 Courier Corp. 17.81 CSX Corp 28.42

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Eaton Corp. Fifth Third General Elec Ingersoll Rand Interntl Paper Key Corp. Kraft Foods Leggett & Platt Lincoln Natl Masco

75.72 20.92 27.47 61.32 48.60 13.31 53.46 30.71 50.81 23.16

—1.03 unch. —0.37 +0.14 —0.44 —0.09 +0.25 —0.29 —0.83 +0.68

McDonald’s 96.55 Altria Group 37.73 Morgan Stanley 31.51 NiSource 32.44 Nucor 52.78 Parker Hannifin 127.24 PNC Financial 76.98 Steel Dynamics 19.16 Wal-Mart 78.63 Wells Fargo 45.36

—0.36 —0.58 +0.45 —0.21 —1.22 —0.87 —1.22 —0.54 +0.14 —0.15







Fitness in the New Year

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Events for the family •

Johanna Houser, left, of Auburn, joins others in a high-energy Zumba class at the YMCA of DeKalb County.

Toboggan open on weekends through March 2 ANGOLA — Pokagon State Park in Steuben County offers a refrigerated toboggan that that provides winter fun for people who want to be active outdoors. The refrigerated toboggan operates on weekends only through Sunday, March 2. The hours of operation are Fridays, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The toboggan is open on Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day. The cost is $12.84 per toboggan per hour. There is a maximum of four people per toboggan. For more information call 833-2012 or go online to and/or

Jan. 12 fundraiser will help combat child abuse FORT WAYNE — “A New Beginning” fundraiser for Three Rivers Art Center for Kids will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Calhoun Street Soup, Salad, Spirits, 1915 Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. Parking is free. Admission is $5; kids free. TRACK uses the power of art to combat child abuse. Music will be provided by Mimi Burns & Styler, Molly Brogan and Grace Minnick. Special guest will be Blind Uncle Harry of Bloomington. Fort Wayne Youtheatre will present the play “Mean Jean the Recess Queen.” In addition, Catherine Nagy Mowry will provide a Miami Indian doll making demonstration; Teresa Rust will do face painting; there will be mural painting and an open mic. Proceeds will help bring Native American photographer Matika Wilbur to Fort Wayne to speak. She is traveling the country documenting Native Americans and will speak on her art, her heritage and inspiring youth. On Tuesday, March 18, during Women’s History Month, “Destiny’s Law” author Randi Shepherd and daughter Destiny, who want to make tougher laws for abusers, will be featured with abuse survivor Maleah Heck, the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, and the debut of TRACK’s theme song “To Be on Track,” written by Patty Hunter, Mimi Burns and Grace Minnick. Also Reader’s Theatre “Angel Fire” by Terry Doran will be presented. For more information, contact Patty Hunter at 220-0072 or email pattyhunter1952@gmail. com.


Kelli King moves with the music as she instructs a Zumba class at the YMCA of DeKalb County. Classes range from 45 minutes of high-energy dancing to Zumba Senior.

Fitness with friends Group classes help individuals stay on track BY AMY OBERLIN


ith new year’s resolutions still on their lips, many people are struggling to find a workout they can stick with and enjoy. There are numerous clubs, gyms and fitness programs — everything from yoga at the library to hard-core weight-lifting in a gym. The YMCA is a nonprofit organization focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Classes are offered daily at the YMCA of Steuben County, YMCA of DeKalb County and the Cole Center Family YMCA in Noble County, which provides satellite classes at the EMS building in LaGrange County Monday through Thursday. SEE FITNESS, PAGE C2

“People are just waiting to sign up for her next class.” Krista Miller, CEO of YMCA of Steuben County on the month-and-a-half boot camp led by instructor Kristina Krueckeberg Conrad Schafer, left, of Fremont listens to instruction as he lifts weights during a Silver Sneakers workout class at YMCA of Steuben County.


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Cardio Circuit is a total body workout that alternates through a series of weights and high intensity movements aimed at addressing every muscle group.

While such classes as cycling (sometimes called Spin), Pilates, Yoga and Aqua Aerobics are common at fitness clubs, you may not know of some of the newer or hybrid classes. Here are a few being offered locally, along with an Internet tracking system now available at some YMCAs.

>> Cardio and Tone >> Uses free weights, exercise balls, resistance bands and one’s own body weight to increase muscle tone combined with cardiovascular exercises.

Piloxing Piloxing is program that combines Pilates and Boxing moves into a calorie blasting, muscle toning, core strengthening workout.


Body Pump, Weightlifting

>> Body Combat A martial arts class.

>> Zumba, founded by Beto Perez, combines Latin and other music styles with easy-tofollow choreography.

>> ActivTrax

The Internetbased system keeps track of an individual’s calorie intake, nutrition and exercise. It is used by more than 400 YMCAs across the U.S.




Fitness in the New Year Right, Kelly Kobelak, center, instructs a group of senior citizens in a Silver Sneakers class at the YMCA of Steuben County. Below, Bob Barge, left, of Angola and Tom Mackomber of Fremont exercise with bands in the Silver Sneakers class.


FITNESS: Cole Center YMCA has trademarked exercise program by retired Olympian Les Mills FROM PAGE C1

Classes for varied interests At northeastern Indiana YMCAs, cycling is a favorite. Groups of hard-working individuals gather for fast-paced early morning sessions on the stationary bikes. The Steuben YMCA offers Cardio Circuit on Tuesday mornings at 8:15 a.m. and Cardio and Tone on Thursday mornings. Cardio Circuit is a total body workout that alternates through a series of weights and high intensity movements aimed at addressing every muscle group. The exercises are in a series of one-minute stations with 30 seconds of rest in between. Booked as a calorie burner, the course can be modified for various fitness levels and physical limitations. Cardio and Tone

uses free weights, exercise balls, resistance bands and one’s own body weight to increase muscle tone combined with cardiovascular exercises. The cardio classes alternate with a 9 a.m. toning course on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. “People like those,” YMCA of Steuben County CEO Krista Miller said. “We just added another in the evening.” The evening courses include Cardio Fit and a Pilates-style toning combination. All the area YMCAs have a full slate of fitness courses, some typical classes seen at most fitness facilities as well as some specialties. “We have a wide variety of classes, everything from Silver Sneakers types of classes to Les Mills’ classes,” said Cole Center CEO Casey Weimer. Mills is a retired New

Zealand Olympian with a trademarked exercise program. The Kendallville-based YMCA offers Body Pump, which uses weights, and a mixed martial arts class called Body Combat. Toning, yoga and Zumba are also popular, said Weimer. Zumba, founded by Beto Perez, combines Latin and other music styles with easy-to-follow choreography. “There are a number of Zumba classes and the classes are really full,” said Bob Krafft, CEO of the DeKalb YMCA. The classes range from 45 minutes of high-energy dancing to Zumba Senior. With the Silver Sneakers program offered through insurance companies, local YMCAs have seen a loyal contingent of older customers. Silver Sneakers classes at the Angola YMCA include not just

low-impact workouts for those trying to stay limber and healthy but also mind games to keep the brain sharp such as the “word of the day” in which exercisers try to sleuth out a word in a method similar to the game Hangman.

Working out together There is a social benefit to working out in a group, and for many people, a YMCA or a fitness club can be a home base where they see friends and network. For those just getting started or those looking for a more purposeful workout, area YMCAs provide individualized assessments and plans. The Auburn-based YMCA offers ActivTrax to members. The Internet-based system keeps track of an individual’s calorie intake, nutrition and exercise. It is used by more than 400 YMCAs across the


U.S. “Trainers with tablets help them get started on a program,” said Krafft. It helps people create training sessions to meet their goals. “People are really focused more on the overall health instead of their weight,” said Miller. Members at the YMCA can receive guidance on how to lower their body mass index — which is more than just how much one weighs — and how to track their progress. In Steuben County, Kristina Krueckeberg leads a month-and-a-half boot camp for those who are serious about their workouts and want to take them to a higher level. “People are just waiting to sign up for her next class,” said Miller. The course, not recommended for beginners, includes a cross-training method with 10-minute spurts of exercise followed

by toning. Participants are evaluated at the beginning and the end of the camp. Another specialty in Steuben County is the Pilates reformer, which provides a complete workout with a trained professional. The reformer schedule is full every day, said Miller, and caters to all fitness levels with auxiliary small group mat exercises. “I think it is so popular because of the individualized attention,” said Miller. The Pilates reformer is great for middle-aged people who have a difficult time getting up and down from floor-based exercises, she said. Fitness classes run the gamut, from gyms packed with Zumba dancers sweating to the beat, to small, in-depth Pilates courses. YMCAs and fitness professionals throughout the area can help people pick the workouts that are right for them.

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Jesus was born to bring hope to real world MUSINGS FROM THE HEARTLAND Rev. Dave Hogsett

In the Gospel of Matthew the glow of the first Christmas very quickly dissolves into the killing of the innocent (Matthew 2:16-18). Warned in a dream, Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus flee to Egypt to escape the vengeance of King Herod. All children in and around Bethlehem under the age of 2 were not so lucky. For many pastors who use the Revised Common Lectionary there is the temptation to avoid the Matthew text when it is one of the suggested readings every three years during Christmastide. Angels and shepherds, wise men and inn keepers would seem to be

much more in tune with the spirit of the season. On one of our trips to Israel Diane and I visited the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. In 1883 General Charles Gordon of Khartoum fame identified the garden as a possible site for the burial tomb of Jesus. Today, it is a nice English garden that contains an example of a tomb from the time of Jesus and is a nice place for tour groups to have communion. If one looks east from the west side of the garden, you can see a rock formation that Gordon identified as the possible place of Jesus’ crucifixion. At its base is a busy bus terminal. A tourist

seeing all of the activity at the terminal was mortified to see how such a religious site had been so commercialized. Did they not know it was a holy place? In fact the commercialization of religious sites in Jerusalem today is not much different than it was in the time of Jesus. Then merchants and street vendors were making a profit off pilgrims for the Jewish religious holidays. Today, they are making profits off Christians who are making pilgrimages to the holy city of Jerusalem. Wonder if they were selling bookmarks at every corner in the first century of the

Christian Era? Innocent children still are the victims of violence by men and woman who are consumed by their own self-interests and who abuse the power they possess. Children continue to suffer as a consequence of economic and political systems and structures. The media is full of stories of children who have been abused or who are the innocent victims of street shoot outs. For me the story of the killing of the innocent has always been a needed story during the Christmastide season. It is a reminder that the real Jesus story is not

Pope stresses strength, courage, hope in new year VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other’s differences and where enemies recognize that they are brothers. “We are all children of one heavenly father. We belong to the same human family and we share a common destiny,” Francis said, speaking from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, jammed with tens of thousands of faithful, tourists and Romans. “This brings a responsibility for each to work so that the world becomes a community of brothers who respect each other, accept each other in one’s diversity, and take care of one another,” the pope said. Setting aside his prepared text for a moment, he expressed impatience with violence in the world. “What is happening in the heart of man? What is happening in the heart of humanity?” Francis asked. “It’s time to stop.” He told the crowd this reflection was inspired by a letter he received from a man — “maybe one of you” — who lamented that there are “so many tragedies and wars in the world.” “I, too, believe that it will be good for us to stop ourselves in this path of violence and search for peace,” Francis said. In his remarks to the often-applauding crowd, he also expressed hope that


Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Wednesday.

“the gospel of brotherhood speak to every conscience and knock down the walls that impede enemies from recognizing that they are brothers.” Earlier, during his homily at New Year’s Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis spoke of humanity’s journey in the year unfolding and invoked what he said were “words of blessing,” explaining that they are

“strength, courage and hope.” “Not an illusory hope,” he added, “based on frail human promises, or a naive hope which presumes that the future will be better simply because it is the future.” In his first year as pope, Francis has charted a path for what he calls a “poor” church attentive to the needy. While offering

new year’s wishes to the crowd in the square, Francis pressed his campaign on behalf of the downtrodden. “We are also called to see the violence and injustices present in so many parts of the world, and which cannot leave us indifferent and immobile,” Francis said. “There is the need for the commitment of all to build a society that is truly more just and united.” Hearing “the cry of peace from peoples who are oppressed by war and by violence,” Francis prayed that “the courage of dialogue and reconciliation prevail over the temptation for vendetta, arrogance, corruption.” The Catholic church dedicates Jan. 1 to the promotion of world peace, and St. Peter’s Square, just as the pope appeared, marked the end of a peace march by thousands of people. The marchers included Lula Teclehaimanut from Eritrea. “The pope is truly our hope, not just for the Eritrean population but for the whole world, I believe,” she said, recalling Francis’ call for refugees to be welcomed and treated humanely. The refugees who risk their lives to flee to Europe, many of them by boat, include some from her homeland. Among the many national flags waved by the peace marchers was that of Syria, with several Syrians among the participants expressing hope that peace reaches their country.

American Jewish group supports French president PARIS — The American Jewish Committees praised French President Francois Hollande for his New Year’s pledge to fight anti-Semitism and racism. In his televised end-ofthe-year address to the nation, Hollande declared that he “will not condone anti-Semitism, racism and any form of discrimination. … The values of the French Republic are not negotiable.” “Confronting the scourges of anti-Semitism and racism requires a sustained national effort,” said Simone Rodan-Benzaquen, director of AJC Paris. “It is reassuring for Jews and other minorities, indeed for all people of goodwill, that President Hollande and Interior Minister Manuel Valls have made it their priority to combat anti-Semitism and racism. All political, religious and civil society leaders should join in this national battle against ignorance and hate.” The French president’s traditional New Year’s Eve address to the nation comes

after months of controversy over the use of a salute called the “quenelle,” which has been made popular by the notoriously anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala. M’bala M’bala has been convicted seven times for racial incitement against Jews, and French prosecutors last week opened an eighth investigation against him. Minister Valls, announcing a legal review aimed at banning the comedian’s public appearances for public disorder said, “Dieudonne M’bala M’bala doesn’t seem to recognize any limits any more.” In recent days, the quenelle has gained further notoriety after a French professional soccer player, Nicolas Anelka, made the gesture during a football match in Great Britain. The quenelle also has been used by individuals at Jewish sites, including earlier this week in front of the very same Jewish school in Toulouse where three schoolchildren and a teacher were brutally murdered in

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an anti-Semitic terror attack in 2012. In September, two soldiers were punished by the army for making the gesture in uniform in front of a Paris synagogue. In addition, 2013 witnessed racist attacks against French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira, who was born in French

Guiana and is black. The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) survey of Jews in eight EU countries, released in November, found that 85 percent of French Jews see anti-Semitism as a problem and 70 percent fear becoming the victim of a hate crime in France.






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Financial Peace University coming to Kendallville BY BOB BRALEY

KENDALLVILLE — A Kendallville church will host a class in personal finances that says it teaches people how to handle money in God’s ways. Best-selling author and radio talk show host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes start Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at Trinity Church United Methodist, 229 S State St., Kendallville.

Dave Ramsey-certified-counselor Dave Beare will facilitate the class and share his insight from years of coaching individual families. A press release said the class will teach you everything you need to know about dumping debt, building wealth, and changing your family tree. Two free previews are scheduled for today and Jan. 12 at 6 p.m.


Church helps food pantry St. Mark’s Lutheran Church treasurer Marc Fisher presents a check for a donation from the church for the Central Noble Food Pantry to pantry president Bonnie Brownell. “Although the news reports that the economy is improving, pantry client numbers do not reflect that fact,” Brownell said, adding that pantries are only able to operate through the generosity of businesses, clubs, individuals and churches. St. Mark’s Lutheran and the Central Noble pantry both are located in Albion.

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DEAR ABBY: My wife of 37 years has an exciting career she loves. Unfortunately, her job is 80 miles away from home. We own a condo in her work city. So recently, when she was complaining about the commute, I suggested she stay there for a week, then telecommute from home for a week, etc. She loves the new schedule. I, on the other hand, am kicking myself! I have recently started working again at 62, and I’m lonely. It’s depressing to come home to an empty house every other week, but I’m the one who suggested it. Her job could last another two to five years. We have five grandchildren who live close by, so moving to her location isn’t an option. What do I do about this? — MISSING HER IN FLORIDA DEAR MISSING HER: You tell your wife that although you suggested she stay in the condo for a week at a time, it isn’t working for you, and you’re miserable without her. Or, you accept that a 160-mile daily commute may have become too much for her and fill your lonely hours by getting a hobby and baby-sitting some of those grandchildren whose parents might like some adult time together. But the one thing you shouldn’t do is sit and silently brood because it isn’t healthy. DEAR ABBY: My niece had a bridal shower last March. When thank-you notes didn’t arrive for the gifts she had been given, she said they were “lost in the mail” and she would thank everyone in her wedding thank-yous. Abby, she was married last May and she hasn’t sent out thank-you notes for her wedding gifts, either. The gifts my parents and I gave her were expensive, and I am upset about it. By the way, she wasn’t too busy to write them because she doesn’t work. Should I confront her or let it go? — DISGUSTED IN MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OHIO DEAR DISGUSTED: Your sibling did a poor job of raising her daughter. If your niece didn’t know that thank-you notes were supposed to have been sent for her shower gifts, she wouldn’t have lied about them having been lost in the mail. However, I see nothing to be gained by confronting her. If you do, it will cause your sibling to become defensive. Better to make note of it and respond accordingly when the baby shower invitations start coming in because that’s what is sure to come next. DEAR ABBY: I’m 19 and recently engaged. My parents refuse to acknowledge my ring or discuss my wedding plans. I have brought up the idea of moving to where my fiance is, but they think it’s a horrible idea because they’ll miss me. My grandfather has been trying to guilt-trip me into staying by saying things like, “We would miss you. But you don’t care about that or us at all!” It’s not true, Abby. How do I keep my family informed about my wedding plans and move within the next three months without them feeling hurt? — DETERMINED IN TEXAS DEAR DETERMINED: Tell your parents and grandparents that you love them, but you’re an adult and need to go where your fiance is. Tell them you and your fiance would love to have them present when you take your vows, and hope they will be emotionally supportive. Be sure to calmly explain that your decision has nothing to do with not caring about them; it’s about building a future with the man you love. They may miss you, but in time they’ll adjust. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. COPYRIGHT 2014 UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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As I write this, Christmas is six days away. I do not need to look at the calendar to know, as the children remind me every morning. Jesus is the reason for the season. Let us rejoice on the day Christ was born. May each of you have a holiday season filled with all the joy and peace on Earth. My husband will have off work after today until Jan. 2. The school will give the children a two-week Christmas vacation. Daughter Elizabeth isn’t sure if she will get one or two weeks off yet. Anyways, it looks like the next two weeks will be lively here. Today is laundry day again. I also have dough rising for bread and cinnamon rolls. I made two batches of cinnamon rolls yesterday. The children want to give them to their teachers for Christmas. Daughter Susan made all the frosting for me for the rolls. She is always the one I get to do that for me. The last rolls came out of the oven around 8-9

p.m. So we had to wait to frost them until they were cooled off enough. After the frosting was set enough I put them in Ziploc bags so they would be ready for the children to take this morning. Lovina and Kevin will take their teachers cinnamon rolls to them tonight. Tonight is the THE elementary Christmas AMISH program at COOK the school. We have only two Lovina Eicher children in it now. So hard to believe that only Lovina (third grade) and Kevin (second grade) are in elementary school. At first all the older ones were in the program while all the younger ones sat with us. Now the older ones are

back with us in the audience while the younger ones are in the program. On Sunday, Dec. 22, my husband Joe will have his 45th birthday. Another reminder that we aren’t getting any younger. We had some excited children this past week when we were dumped with some snow. Not sure how many inches we had total but it was a beautiful sight to behold. The children have spent all their free time sledding down the hill in the hay field. Last night Kevin came in with some very cold toes. I think he stayed outside a little too long without coming inside to warm up. Our border collie is always by Kevin’s side and races him and the sled down the hill. During the holidays may there be peace on earth and goodwill to all. Try this party mix over the holidays!

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Building a credit history takes time DEAR BRUCE: My grandson is 19 and in the Marines. He recently wanted to buy a car, but was unable to because he didn’t have credit history. It was an older car (‘67 Mustang), and the bank would not loan him the money without some collateral or a co-signer. What is the best way for a young person to start building a good credit rating? — B.W., via email DEAR B.W.: Your grandson is trying to buy a 46-year-old automobile, which is definitely in the antique class. While someone with solid credit might be able to get a loan, on balance, this is not going to happen for him. The best way for a young person to start building a good credit rating is slowly, borrowing only when necessary. Borrowing for a more traditional car would be one step in that direction.

If you are willing to co-sign, he might have a shot at the ‘67 Mustang, but frankly, I wouldn’t recommend that. While it’s an old SMART automobile and there MONEY are many around, they are not Bruce Williams particularly appreciating in value, and in some cases, they’re decreasing. At 19, no one expects him to have much credit experience, and as a practical matter, as an enlisted guy in the Marines, I can’t think of many essentials he would have to finance. An automo-

bile might be a start, but I would suggest a newer automobile (used, of course) with payments that he can handle. Building credit is a slow process, but it can be done, and at 19, he shouldn’t be in a hurry. DEAR BRUCE: I receive alimony from my remarried ex-husband. If he dies, will I still get the alimony? His new wife will challenge me on this, no doubt. Can she legally prevent me from me from receiving alimony? I live in Pennsylvania; they live in New Jersey. — Beth, via email DEAR BETH: You pose an interesting question. If your ex-husband dies, in many states, that would terminate the alimony. But it’s possible that the estate would have to set up a fund to pay the alimony or a lump sum. All of these

things, unfortunately, require information from the various states involved. My understanding is that in the majority of states the alimony would terminate upon his death, but that depends upon the court that established the alimony. Your question about whether his new wife can challenge you is an altogether separate issue. I know that you hate to hear this, but I would certainly consult an attorney in both states. Send your questions to: Smart Money, P.O. Box 2095, Elfers, FL 34680. Email to: bruce@brucewilliams. com. Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided. COPYRIGHT 2014, NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.

Too much power over choice creates picky eaters Q: Our son is 2 1/2 and for the most part eats very well. We make up his plate for each meal and he has to eat what is on his plate, or at least try each food on the plate before he can get more of something that he really likes. We also make sure that he remains seated during the entire meal. Sometimes he will request fruit before he is finished with his dinner. We tell him he first has to finish what’s on his plate. Should we be forcing him to eat his main meal before being able to have fruit or a cookie? A: It sounds like he’s doing reasonably to very well as things now stand, which means you’re doing a good job of helping him establish good, pro-social eating habits. You’re obviously not allowing him to dictate what he eats, which is what produces the so-called “picky eater” — really nothing more than a child

A young child is no more capable of making good choices about food than he is of making a good choice of playthings. John Rosemond

• who has been given power over food choices. Someone recently asked me what the harm is of giving a toddler food he likes and will readily eat at mealtimes. My answer was that a young child is no more capable of making good choices about food than he is of making a good choice of playthings. Given the choice in either category, a child will choose based on what appeals to his tongue or his eyes.

As such, he will choose junk, which is why so many of today’s kids (where food is concerned) are overweight and have health issues related to their diets and (where playthings are concerned) have great difficulty entertaining themselves. Simply put, if children made good choices, parents would be unnecessary. It is also good manners to eat what you are served, especially if you are a guest at someone else’s table. Turning up one’s nose at a certain food is insulting to the person who took time to prepare it. My wife and I used to tell our kids that they had to eat what was on their plates because they were in training to be good guests in other people’s homes. The only exception to that, of course, is when the child has a food allergy, in which case the host should be informed in advance. “I don’t like it” was not

an acceptable excuse at our table. We told our kids that they could eat what they chose when they were old enough to prepare their own meals. Before they had turned double-digits, they were eating sushi. It is not “forcing” to use your son’s fondness for fruit as incentive to eat what you serve as his main meal. It’s obviously time to tell him about the Universal, Intergalactic Rule of Fruit: Fruit is what we eat when we’ve finished what’s on our plate. Or, as Pink Floyd put it, “If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding!” (If you’re familiar with the song “Another Brick in the Wall,” you know that’s as far as the analogy extends.) JOHN ROSEMOND is America’s

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New patches treat migraines, overactive bladder As we start a new year, there are lots of reviews of what happened in 2013. I have read several of these and found a couple of things that I think are worth passing on to you. While there are lots of skin patches to be used in treating blood pressure, pain, nicotine addiction, heart disease and other medical problems, there really hasn’t been a patch to treat migraine headaches until now. The Zecuity skin patch was approved in 2013 for the acute treatment of migraine headaches with or without aura in adults. This is a battery powered patch that actively delivers a chemical that we’ve used for many years for migraine headaches. If you have migraine headaches or know someone

who does, you may be familiar with Imitrex. It has been used as a shot, a pill and even a nasal spray to treat migraine headaches in the past. However, DR. TERRY now it is available GAFF as a patch that can be applied to the upper arm or thigh during a migraine headache. Throughout the four-hour dosing period, a microprocessor allows the patch to continuously monitor skin resistance and adjust drug delivery so that the drug, sumatriptan, is given in the appropriate dose. Although this treatment

Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all WASHINGTON (AP) — Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation’s top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday — even as they stressed that the tests aren’t for everyone. The long-anticipated decision by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says these CT scans of the lungs should be offered only to people at especially high risk: Those who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or an equivalent amount, such as two packs a day for 15 years — and who are between the ages of 55 and 80. That’s roughly 10 million people, but not all of them qualify for screening, said task force vice chairman Dr. Michael LeFevre, a University of Missouri family physician. Even those high-risk people shouldn’t be scanned if they’re not healthy enough to withstand cancer treatment, or if they kicked the habit more than 15 years ago. Lung cancer kills nearly 160,000 Americans each year. Smoking is the biggest

risk factor, and the more and longer people smoke, the higher their risk. Usually, lung cancer is diagnosed too late for treatment to succeed, but until now there hasn’t been a good means of early detection. The newly recommended screening could prevent as many as 20,000 deaths a year, LeFevre said — if it’s used correctly. That estimate assumes good candidates seek the scans. There’s no way to know if people at the highest risk will, or if instead the overly anxious will flood testing centers. Screen the wrong people, “and we could see more harm than good,” LeFevre cautioned. “There’s a lot of room for what I would call people exploiting the recommendation. I can imagine a street-corner imaging center advertising to invite people in.” Why not screen younger or lighter smokers? There’s no data to tell if they’d be helped. Lung cancer is rare before age 50, and the major study that showed screening could save lives enrolled only heavy smokers starting at age 55.


In this file photo, Dr. Steven Birnbaum works with a patient in a CT scanner at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, N.H.

“These patches and others will make it even more important to know about both over-the-counter and prescription medications taken by whatever means, including through the skin. Dr. Terry Gaff

• will undoubtedly be expensive, taking a day out of your life to suffer through a migraine headache is not only expensive but miserable. On the expense side, sumatriptan tablets have recently become available generically, which should decrease the cost of this medical treatment significantly for many migraine sufferers. Another patch that was

approved by the FDA in 2013 is called Oxytrol for Women. It is a treatment for overactive bladder problems. It can be used to treat symptoms of bladder instability that can cause urinary urgency, frequency, leakage and accidental loss of bladder control. Each patch can be used for a four-day period of time to deliver a chemical called oxybutynin, which is been used for a long time in the

treatment of this problem. The big deal here however is that it’s not only available as a patch, but also is available over-thecounter without a prescription. The FDA felt that women could recognize the symptoms of overactive bladder, understand key safety messages on the label, judge appropriateness of the product, and use the drug properly in the form of a patch. While this drug is not uncommonly prescribed for men, it is not approved as an over-the-counter drug for men, just for women. I’m sure that it has to do with the idea that this drug might cause men to be unable to empty their bladder at all because of prostate problems. However, I’m sure there will be some women who will suggest

that men would be unable to understand key safety messages on the label since men tend not to read instructions. From my standpoint, the availability of these patches and others, will make it even more important to know about both over-the-counter and prescription medications taken by whatever means, including through the skin. So if you use any of these medications by skin patch, make sure that you let your doctor know that you are using them. Have a happy, healthy, and safe new year. DR. TERRY GAFF is a physician

in northeast Indiana. Contact him at drgaff@kpcmedia. com or on Facebook. To read past columns and to post comments go to columnists/terry_gaff.

Body clock may be to blame when tots fight sleep WASHINGTON (AP) — “Just one more story, please?” ”I need a glass of water.” ”Mom, I can’t sleep!” When youngsters continually struggle to fall asleep at night, new research suggests maybe their body clock doesn’t match their bedtime. That doesn’t mean tots should be up at all hours. “Just like nutrition and exercise, sleep is critical for good health,” said sleep scientist Monique LeBourgeois of the University of Colorado, Boulder, who is leading the research. The ultimate goal is to help reset a delayed sleep clock so that young children can settle down more easily, she said. Hint: It seems to have a lot to do with light. We all have what’s called a circadian rhythm, a master biological clock, that regulates when we become sleepy, and when we’re more alert. Those patterns vary with age: It’s the reason teenagers are notorious for late nights and difficult-towake mornings. But how does that clock work in preschoolers, who need more sleep than older kids or adults? A first-of-itskind study tracked 14 healthy youngsters for six days to begin finding out. The children, ages 2½ to 3, wore activity monitors on their wrists to detect when they slept. Parents kept diaries about bedtime routines. Then on the last afternoon, researchers visited each home, dimming lights and covering windows. Then, every 30 minutes for six hours leading up to the child’s appointed bedtime, they also coaxed each tot to chew on some dental cotton to provide a sample of saliva. The reason: To test for levels of a hormone named melatonin that is key to the sleep cycle and also sensitive to light. At some point every evening, people’s melatonin levels surge and a while later, they begin to feel sleepy. Among adults who sleep well, that melatonin rise


This photo by University of Colorado, Boulder, taken Dec. 20, 2013, shows University of Colorado, Boulder student Karlie Johansen collecting a saliva sample from 3-year-old Anders Todd, as part of a study of sleep patterns in young children. In an earlier study, researchers reported that if young children continually struggle to fall asleep at night, it might be because their body clock is out of sync with their bedtime.

tends to happen about two hours before whatever is their chosen bedtime. For preschoolers, the new study found that on average, the melatonin surge occurred around 7:40 p.m. The children tended to be tucked in around 8:10 p.m., and most were asleep 30 minutes later, LeBourgeois reported in the journal Mind, Brain and Education. When melatonin rose earlier in the evening, tots who hit the sack around 8 fell asleep a bit faster. But when the melatonin surge was closer to bedtime, the youngsters were more likely to fuss or make curtain calls after lights-out. Two children in the study actually were tucked in before their rise in melatonin ever occurred, and it took them up to an hour past bedtime to fall asleep, she said. “We don’t know what that

sweet spot is yet,” LeBourgeois said, but the data suggest bedtime is easiest if the melatonin surge occurred at least 30 minutes earlier. Parents don’t have melatonin tests as a guide, so Krishna advises looking for cues when setting a bedtime — yawning, rubbing eyes — and then to adjust that bedtime as the child gets older. “The melatonin onset and our body rhythms change,” Krishna said. “You can’t stick to what worked two years ago with this child, because this child is now a different child.” About 25 percent of young children experience some type of sleep difficulty, including trouble settling down at bedtime, LeBourgeois said. Harried parents aside, there’s concern that early-in-life bedtime frustration might lead to more persistent sleep trouble.

“Listen to your child’s physiology,” she advised. Some steps that might help: —Research shows that in adults, too much light in the evening delays the melatonin surge and subsequent sleepiness. While there’s no data in young children yet, LeBourgeois says dimming the lights about an hour before bedtime makes sense. —Avoid electronics near bedtime, because they generate a specific type of light that triggers wakefulness. LeBourgeois was horrified to hear one parent offer a sleepless youngster an iPad to play with as long as the child stayed in the bedroom. —And make sure blackout shades aren’t keeping your children from getting enough morning sunlight, she said. Light in the morning also is key to keeping the biological sleep clock on schedule.

DIGITS: Optimism over 2014 roughly a 50-50 deal THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

About half of Americans expect 2014 to be a better year than 2013, according to the recent AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll. And judging by the typical questions pollsters use to measure the public mood, it doesn’t seem like it could be much worse. A look at how the public rated the nation’s performance in 2013:

Right direction? Not quite yet Whether people think the nation is heading the right way or the wrong way is a basic measure of optimism that pollsters have used for

decades to gauge the public mood. In AP-GfK polling this year, few thought the United States had found the right path. The December AP-GfK poll showed the share of Americans who feel the nation is heading in the right direction rebounded to 34 percent from its October low of 22 percent, but it’s not clear yet whether that’s a directional shift or just a temporary recovery — what Wall Street calls a dead-cat bounce. On average in this year’s AP-GfK polls, 33 percent said the country was heading the right way, down from 38 percent in 2012 but about on par with the 2011 average of

32 percent. That 2011 figure marked the low point of President Barack Obama’s time in office. This year, average “right direction” numbers among Republicans (10 percent) and independents (24 percent) are at new lows for Obama’s term, but Democrats buoy this year’s figure with 54 percent saying the nation is on the right path, a bit above 2011’s average of 47 percent.

Obama’s approval falls Obama’s approval ratings shifted notably this year, landing in negative territory on average for the first time in his presidency. In AP-GfK polling conducted this year

that averaged the president’s approval rating, 46 percent approved of the president’s job performance, while 50 percent disapproved. This year marks the first substantial dip in the president’s approval since 2010. After a well-regarded first year (58 percent approval on average in 2009), Obama’s approval rating dipped to 50 percent in 2010, then generally held steady — 51 percent on average approved in 2011, 52 percent in 2012.

Little love for Congress About 82 percent of Americans disapproved of the way Congress handled its job this year, according to

an average of AP-GfK polls. That’s 20 points higher than average disapproval rate in 2009 and the worst since the inception of the AP-GfK poll in 2008. In a rare show of party unity, disapproval of Congress topped 80 percent among both Democrats (83 percent) and Republicans (87 percent).

The economic bright spot? One positive note: More now say the economy is in good shape than have at any prior point in Obama’s tenure, though the rating remains fairly anemic. Overall, 26 percent on average described the

economy as “good” in this year’s polling, up from an average of 23 percent in 2012, 17 percent in 2011, 19 percent in 2010 and an abysmal 11 percent in 2009. Still, people don’t hold much hope for the economy’s prospects. Asked to look ahead a year, 37 percent of Americans in the December AP-GfK poll said they thought the general economic situation would worsen, while 33 percent thought it would improve. And while 32 percent thought the number of unemployed Americans would drop, 36 percent thought more people would lose jobs than get them in 2014.




Legend and laughs continue with ‘Anchorman 2’ When I told my tough producer Linda husband I was planning to Jackson (Meagan Good). review ‘Anchorman 2: The Unfortunately, they Legend Continues’ this have to contend with the week, he gave me likes of stuck-up a wary look and newsman Jack Lime told me, “You (James Marsden), don’t need to and Ron has the review that!” added complication “Why not?” I of Veronica’s new asked. lover, Gary (Greg “Because, Kinnear). from the “Anchorman previews, it looks 2” has a couple of like all you’ll going for it. JENNY things need to say is, ‘If One is the incredyou liked the first ible chemistry and KOBIELA- comedic timing of ‘Anchorman,’ you’ll like this the actors. Many MONDOR of the scenes with movie,” he replied. Ferrell, Koechner, And, as much Rudd and Carrell as I hate to admit all together are it, he was pretty much magic. Their characters right. “Anchorman 2” are all totally weird and sometimes just too much does not quite live up to the screamingly hilarious, when they have scenes apart from each other, but intensely quotable “Anchorman: The Legend when they mesh, that’s when the belly-laughs of Ron Burgundy,” but start. Applegate, unfortuit still delivers enough nately, gets relagated laughs to make it well worth the time and money. to the background for most of “Anchorman “Anchorman 2” picks 2,” but when she is up in 1980, several on screen, she’s solid. years after the original However, Kristen Wiig “Anchorman.” Newsman does a great job with a Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his now-wife, super strange character, a GNN secretary named Veronica Corningstone Chani. In another actress’ (Christina Applegate), hands, Chani might not are an anchor team in have worked, but Wiig is New York City. But after talented and unselfconVeronica is promoted to scious enough to make nightly news anchor and the character a welcome Ron is fired, Ron leaves addition. for a disastrous new life Ferrell is also, once alone in San Diego. Lucky for Ron, though, again, a wonderful star for the center of this he is soon tapped to work crazy circus they call at a new news venture — “Anchorman.” Ron GNN, the first 24-hour Burgundy is clearly a news network. He gets character that Ferrell his news team — Champ loves to play, and it shows Kind (David Koechner), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) throughout the movie. and Brick Tamland (Steve He has fleshed out the character so completely, Carrell) — out of retireand he inhabits him so ment and they jet off to fully, that it’s actually New York to work under

“Anchorman 2” is exactly what I’m looking for in an “Anchorman” sequel — a couple of hours of laughing really hard at stupid jokes.

• kind of amazing to watch. Ferrell’s comedic characters can sometimes cross the line into being obnoxious, but with Burgundy, Ferrell walks that line between hilarious and annoying perfectly. The other thing that makes “Anchorman 2” great is the way it critiques 24-hour cable news. There is a lot about those channels to mock, and “Anchorman 2” hits them just right. When Ron comes up with the brilliant (and ratingsfriendly) idea to give AP people what they want to watch — funny videos This image released by Paramount as Veronica Corningstone in a scene of animals, car chases Pictures shows Will Ferrell as Ron from “Anchorman 2: The Legend and good old-fashioned Burgundy, left, and Christina Applegate Continues.” patriotism — it’s funny because it’s so true-to-life. funny. “Anchorman 2” fun to watch. (Rated PG-13 for But it goes deeper than “Anchorman 2” is does have some low spots, crude and sexual content, that. The commentary gets but the hilarious highs exactly what I’m looking drug use, language and biting at times, like when for in an “Anchorman” more than make up for comedic violence. Runs an investigative story sequel — a couple of slow moments. 120 minutes.) gets cut because it messes hours of laughing really Ferrell and McKay with the “synergy” of the employed the “throw it all hard at stupid jokes. The parent company. I think JENNY KOBIELA-MONDOR fact that it made a bit of at the wall and see what writers Ferrell and Adam writes movie reviews for sticks” method of comedy, a satirical point about McKay have been paying KPC Media Group. Her full of rapid-fire jokes that something that actually attention! columns are posted at needs to be mocked now are sometimes hit-andBut despite some solid and then — 24-hour cable miss, but a smattering satire, “Anchorman 2” TV news — is just a little columnists. A link to of hysterical scenes is really just another added bonus to an already her blog can be found throughout the movie and super-silly, ridiculously enjoyable couple of hours. from her columns at an enjoyably ridiculous She blogs last half-hour featuring no goofy comedy that exists at jenandkel poptarts. Jenny’s Take: See it less than a dozen celebrity to make a whole lot of before it leaves theaters. cameos make it a lot of jokes, most of which are

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In this Dec. 19, 2013 photo, Egyptian youths dance, to “Mahraganat,” Arabic for “festivals,” music, a rapid-fire electronic beat, mixed with hypnotic rhythms, during a bachelors party, in El-Marg, a suburb northeast of Cairo, Egypt. Mahraganat singers emerged

before the 2011 revolution, but it spread rapidly, they say, because of the loosening of societal restrictions attributed at least in part to the uprising. Now it is heard everywhere from weddings to the car stereos of upper-class youth.

Egypt: Revolution, turmoil impact on pop culture CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s dizzying ride over the past three years since the toppling of autocratic Hosni Mubarak has not only shaken up the country’s politics. It has revolutionized its pop culture scene, from language to music and art, bringing in a vibe of rebellion and voices from the urban poor. New phrases have been coined and have become an inseparable part of everyday language. Graffiti has emerged as a new and popular art form, putting politics on city walls and chronicling the mood on the “revolutionary street.” Popular music has become dominated by young and rebellious musicians from urban slums who were once dismissed as vulgar. Their songs, blaring from Nile party boats, minibus taxis and the motorized rickshaws known as tuk-tuks, have come to provide a soundtrack to Cairo’s bustling streets.

The changes bring new platforms for airing grievances and voicing demands for change — and have spread with stunning speed among various levels of society. What joins them is the spirit of “el-Meidan” or “The Square.” Initially, the term was just a shorthand reference to Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the center of the 2011 uprising that brought down Mubarak and of protests since. But the term evolved to become a symbol for bringing together Egyptians of all social classes, ages, professions and sects to collectively demand change. The term has kept its resonance even as Egypt has become more bitterly divided over the country’s post-Mubarak path. Islamist and non-Islamists are now pitted against each other following the military’s July ouster of Islamist President

Mohammed Morsi. “The square brought together people who would normally never meet,” said Ammar Abu Bakr, a graffiti artist. “People opened their hearts to one another and were no longer afraid of each other. Artists of all disciplines performed in the square, not to show off, but because everyone felt he or she can do whatever they like,” he said. “El-Meidan” is not the only word that has gained new meaning as politics and turmoil infuse Egypt’s rich dialect of Arabic. “Sheep” has become an insult used by anti-Islamists against members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood — a dig at their vows of obedience to their leaders. Islamists fire back with “worshippers of boots” to refer to supporters of the popularly backed military coup that ousted Morsi after a year in office.





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Bond — 25th Jennings — 40th Steve and Barb (Shepler) Jennings of Edgerton, Ohio, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Jan. 11. The couple were married Jan. 11, 1974, at the Sherman Street Church of God in Fort Wayne. They have three children and their spouses, Trent and Angie Lambert, Matt and Stefanie Lehman and Todd and Laura France. They also have nine grandchildren. The couple are the owners of Lindsay-Ecowater.

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Robert and Kathy Bond of Wall Lake will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 7, 1989, in Garrett. Their children are Sonja and Greg McCrory, Kris and Erica Shafer and Kirby and Gina Shafer. The Bonds also have nine grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Bond are both retired.

Carolyn Munger of Fremont and Steven Stein of Maumee, Ohio, plan to be married Aug. 9 at the Maumee Bay State Park at Oregon, Ohio. The bride-to-be has a degree in nursing from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She is a registered nurse at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She is the daughter of Clayton and Jamie Munger of Fremont. Her fiance is the son of Richard and Rosemary Stein of Cleveland, Ohio. He received a degree in nursing from Bowling Green University. He is a registered nurse at University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.

The News Sun, The Star and The Herald Republican print anniversary and engagement announcements free of charge every Sunday, and weddings free of charge the first Sunday of every month (and sometimes the third Sunday). You can submit your announcements online at At the top of the home page, under Share News, there are links to anniversary, engagement and wedding forms. For anniversaries, we publish with emphasis on every five years. Couples marking anniversaries of 60 years and beyond may run announcements each year. Photos run each Sunday in color. If you would like your photo returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope upon submission. High-quality, digital photos may be e-mailed to the staff member listed below. For more information, contact: The News Sun: Jan Richardson, 347-0400, ext. 131, jrichardson@ The Star: Kathryn Bassett, 925-2611, ext. 26, The Herald Republican: Jennifer Decker, 665-3117, et. 142, jdecker@ kpcmedia.comDeadline for anniversary, engagement and wedding announcements is Monday at noon prior to publication.

Old downtown area of Tokyo is quiet neighborhood


A couple enjoys a sunny afternoon against the backdrop of the Midtown skyline from Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Like New York’s Central Park, the nearly 200-acre green space in Midtown gives Atlanta residents and visitors a tranquil setting to picnic, play games, walk their dogs and relax in the meadow

or along the shores of Lake Clara Meer. The park also plays host to major city events. The annual 10-kilometer Fourth of July Peachtree Road Race ends there and the Dogwood Festival and Music Midtown festival are held there.

Atlanta offers visitors fine food, parks ATLANTA (AP) — Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free. Atlanta is a diverse, cosmopolitan city that is home to major corporations’ headquarters, world-class cultural institutions and restaurants helmed by award-winning chefs. It has a rich cultural and political history, plus parks and trails to keep outdoor enthusiasts busy during the many months of the year when Atlanta’s latitude makes it pleasant to be outside. Here are five free things to do and see on your next trip to Atlanta.

Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site The historic site is operated by the National Park Service. A film and an exhibition of photos, text and video clips in the visitor’s center give a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership role. Up the street is the home where King was born. Tours of the birth home are free but must be reserved in person the day of the tour at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The crypts of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, sit in the middle of a reflecting pool outside The King

lations providing added scenery for those who walk, bike and jog along the path.

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Tourists visit the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached in Atlanta. Visitors can walk through Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King and his father both served as pastors.

Center. A few steps away, visitors can walk through Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King and his father served as pastors.

Sweet Auburn Curb Market Nearby lies the Sweet Auburn Historic District, which was a major economic, cultural and political center for African-American life for the first half of the 20th century, before a major highway bisected the neighborhood and decades of urban decline followed. Originally known as the Municipal Market, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market is now an urban farmers market that provides a lively atmosphere for browsing and grabbing lunch. Stalls run by butchers feature pigs’

ears and feet, oxtails and many other animal parts and cuts of meat stacked neatly in trays behind glass. Produce vendors offer heaping stacks of collard greens, turnips and other seasonal produce. Prepared food stands offer a wide variety of lunch options, but it’s fun to browse whether or not you buy.

The Beltline The Atlanta BeltLine is a redevelopment project that aims to turn an old 22-mile (35-kilometer) railroad corridor that rings the city’s in-town neighborhoods into a network of trails, parks, affordable housing and, eventually, transit. So far, only the 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) Eastside Trail has opened, with skyline views and regularly changing public art instal-


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Sitting at one end of the BeltLine’s completed Eastside Trail is Piedmont Park. Like New York’s Central Park, the nearly 200-acre (80-hectare) green space in Midtown gives Atlanta residents and visitors a tranquil setting to picnic, play games, walk their dogs and relax in the meadow or along the shores of Lake Clara Meer. The park also hosts major city events, like the Dogwood Festival in April and the Music Midtown festival in September, and the finish line of the annual 10-kilometer Fourth of July Peachtree Road Race.

Oakland Cemetery The graves of dozens of Atlanta mayors and six Georgia governors, as well as the rich and poor of different races and different religions dot the gentle hills of Oakland Cemetery. Some of the most famous residents are “Gone With the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell and golf legend Bobby Jones, as well as rows and rows of Confederate soldiers. Despite the surrounding busy streets and the clanking and beeping from the adjacent freight rail terminal, the 48-acre (19.4-hectare) cemetery feels calm and peaceful. Self-guided tours are free whenever the cemetery is open.


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TOKYO (AP) — The typical visitor to Tokyo envisions a futuristic city of skyscraper canyons and electronic gadgets, but in the eastern part of the city, an older way of life persists. “In Yanaka, you have the history, the tradition, the temples,” says Allan West, who’s lived there for over 30 years, but “without any of the self-consciousness you have in Kyoto,” a city known for cultural preservation. Yanaka is one of a trio of neighborhoods called Yanesen after their first syllables (Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi). They are part of the shitamachi or old downtown district of Tokyo. Yanaka has a mid-20th century vibe uncommon in Tokyo, which was mostly destroyed twice in the 20th century by earthquake and war. Small one-product shops that have sold rice crackers or traditional handicrafts for generations co-exist with modern art galleries and young bakers of artisanal European breads, set on wandering streets and alleys with a low, human scale very unlike the high-rises of familiar Tokyo neighborhoods like Shinjuku and Shibuya.

Shop local Yanaka has few of the big franchise stores, often Western, that you see in the rest of the Tokyo. “People live above their businesses,” says West, an American artist. “None of this has a big corporation behind it. Pretty much the individuals who run them are there.” The easiest place to start exploring is the old Yanaka Ginza shopping street, a short walk from Nippori Station. As you leave the station you’ll pass Yanaka Cemetery, worth a visit for the interesting gnarled cherry trees even when they’re not in flower. There you may have your first encounter with the wandering cats that are mascots of the neighborhood. Continue down the hill from the station and you’ll come to a broad staircase leading down to Yanaka Ginza, where the visitor can find old and new crafts, old and new food, and souvenirs and gifts. A Western-style bakery that boasts of an oven made with stone from Mount Fuji stands next to a shop that sells traditional Japanese sweets. There’s a shop entirely devoted to items handcrafted from bamboo, a tiny stall where you can get T-shirts customprinted with illustrations of various animals, and a shop that sells traditional wooden and straw-rope sandals. You’ll see the feline motif throughout, from a modern gift shop of cat-themed gifts to a shop

that sells the traditional bean paste-filled cakes usually made in the shape of a fish, but here, of course, in the form of a cat. If you’re hesitant about a bean-flavored dessert, order one of the soft ice cream cones and it’ll come with a tiny one to sample.

Life in the neighborhood What’s also special about Yanaka is the window it offers on the everyday life of the neighborhood. Yanaka Ginza sells everything practical that locals could need. Some of it is familiar: a drugstore, small grocery, fish shop, butcher, and clothing and handbags from the cheap to the fashionable. Others are more unusual to Westerners: a shop that sells just pickled vegetables, and one that offers various kinds of fish paste. It’s interesting to simply wander the residential alleys, where the unpaved streets are crowded with meticulously cared-for potted plants in front of small homes tightly packed together. You’ll also find yourself stumbling upon some of the over 100 temples in the Yanesen area, with 73 in Yanaka alone. To explore the rest of the neighborhood from Yanaka Ginza, you may pick up a detailed tourist map for 300 yen, but any of the free English neighborhood maps you can find around town will do just as well. Turn right at the end of the shopping street and you’ll find a tourist information center with many maps and brochures (though its opening hours are somewhat irregular), which can also arrange guided tours by reservation.

Arts and crafts This unassuming, sometimes shabby neighborhood has been a center of the arts for centuries, and still supports both the old and new. Many traditional crafts are still practiced and can even be seen in action. “There are a lot of open workshops,” says West, who also holds open studio hours where you can watch him paint. “You’ll walk by the tatami maker, the silversmith, and can look into the window and see them doing that.” Only nine stores remain in all of Japan that supply the traditional pigments, ground from precious stones, that West paints with, and four of them are in Yanaka. Contemporary art galleries also exist, some in repurposed buildings such as an old public bathhouse and a pawnshop built in 1847.



MARRIED OCT. 26, 2013

Kelsey Daluga and Ryan Schueler ANGOLA — Kelsey Daluga and Ryan Schueler, both of Westfield, were married Oct. 26, 2013, in a 2 p.m. ceremony at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Angola by the Rev. Fred Pasche. Guest registers were Maggie and Debbie Daluga, cousins of the bride. Marilee Roederer provided the music. Readers were Joy Boyer and Debbie Daluga, cousins of the bride. The bride is the daughter of John and Kathi Daluga of Angola and attended Indiana and Butler universities. She is employed at Northwestern Elementary School in Kokomo as a guidance counselor. The groom is the son of Steve Schueler of Fremont and Anne Schueler of Angola. He attended Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design. He is employed by Duramark Technologies. Maid of honor was Hannah Daluga, sister of the bride. Honorary matron of honor was Katie Alles, sister of the bride. Attendants were Jenny Weldy and Jessic Piersimoni. Matt Mason served as best man. Groomsmen were Mitch Howard and James Ross. The groom’s nephew, Brice Garman, was ring bearer. A rehearsal dinner was given by the

groom’s parents at the Capatin’s Cabin. A reception was held at Glendarin Hills with catering by Caruso’s. After a Dominican Republic honeymoon, the couple will make their home in Westfield.


Miami museum has 1,200 cars, bicycles, Vespas NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — The classic cars lined up against an empty, vintage gas station along a busy street in North Miami attract visitors to a much larger space right behind it. More than 1,000 cars are on display at the 250,000-square-foot Miami Auto Museum at The Dezer Collection that includes American classics, military and electric cars, bicycles and more. The museum is so large that if every passenger on three 747 airplanes were given just one item from the museum, they could all bike, drive or pedal their way out, said curator Myles Kornblatt. There are eight galleries spread throughout two large buildings in a part of Miami not known to showcase collectibles, much less $25 million to $30 million worth of one-of-a-kind vehicles.

“We are a bit of a hidden gem,” Kornblatt said. Jorge Ivan Vergara Salazar, who came from Colombia to Miami on a family vacation, recently visited the museum and said he was surprised to find so many rare cars under one roof. “Everything that you see in television, like James Bond and Indiana Jones, those are all marvelous things. You get astonished by the things that are here in America,” Salazar, 49, said in Spanish while touring the museum. Real estate developer Michael Dezer, 72, started his massive collection as a teenager and has one of the largest Vespa scooter collections in the world. “I knew it was original before I showed up,” said AJ Palmgren, a self-proclaimed

“Knight Rider” historian who traveled from Des Moines, Iowa, to Florida for a family vacation. He made sure to stop at the museum on this trip because the television series about the talking, crime-fighting car has been his passion since the day it first aired Sept. 26, 1982. “It’s very familiar. I’ve studied all of the remaining surviving original cars,” he said while standing next to KITT, the black Pontiac Trans Am that was featured in the popular 1980s television series. The museum houses the largest collection of micro cars on display, including a Velorex made in Czechoslovakia. Some are so small that they could barely accommodate one person, yet many were known for carrying two or three.

Dallas: 5 free things from arts to Dealey Plaza DALLAS (AP) — Dallas is a city that likes to do things big, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to sell the ranch to have a good time here. With an arts district that has hit its stride in the last several years, a soaring new bridge over the Trinity River and a new park created over a downtown freeway, there are plenty of things to see and do for free in the city known for its glittering skyline, well-heeled locals, and, of course, as the home of television’s scheming oil-rich Ewing family in the long-running series “Dallas.”


Dealey Plaza and Pioneer Plaza As the city marked the 50th anniversary of the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the eyes of the world turned to Dealey Plaza, which Kennedy’s motorcade passed through as shots rang out from a sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository. Admission to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, which tells the story of the president’s life and death, is $16 for adults. But just wandering through the plaza — gazing from the sloping stretch of road that Kennedy’s limousine traveled, and then up to Lee Harvey Oswald’s sniper’s perch — is free. A block east is a memorial to Kennedy designed by architect Philip Johnson. The cenotaph, or “open tomb,” is a square, roofless room with 30-foot (9-meter) concrete walls. Nearby Pioneer Plaza provides a classic Texas photo opportunity with the recreation of a cattle drive


In this photo from June 25, 2010, Prisilla Gluckman reads to her 4-year-old son Oscar Gluckman at Bookmarks, a Dallas Public Library Branch at NorthPark Center mall in Dallas. Dallas is a city that likes to do things big, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to sell the ranch to have a good time here.

In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, the Dallas skyline is reflected in the Trinity River in Dallas.

featuring bronze steers driven by cowboys on horses.

Dallas Museum of Art and Dallas Arts District Buildings Take in masterpieces ranging from “Water Lilies” by Claude Monet to “Cathedral” by Jackson Pollock at the Dallas Museum of Art, which revived a free general admission policy a year ago. After surveying collection spanning 5,000 years of history, head to Flora Street to some of the other buildings that make up the Dallas Arts District, the largest in the nation. While buying tickets to the opera or a play might cost a pretty penny, it won’t cost a thing to take in the buildings

designed by architectural luminaries. There’s the I.M. Pei-designed Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the Renzo Piano-designed Nasher Sculpture Center. A few years ago, two other buildings were added: the Joshua Prince-Ramus and Rem Koolhaas-designed Wyly Theatre and the Norman Foster and Spencer de Gray-designed Winspear Opera House. For architecture stretching back in time, the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a Catholic church, was built in 1902 in the High Victorian Gothic style by Galveston architect Nicholas Clayton.

of downtown. At the 5.2-acre (2-hectare) park, adults and kids can do everything from peruse books, magazines and newspapers set out on shelves to play badminton, pingpong or chess for free. If you build up an appetite with all that activity and can spare a few dollars, a line-up of food trucks can provide nourishment. For a more refined eating experience, the park’s elegant glass-walled restaurant Savor offers dinner entrees for about $25.

Klyde Warren Park

The Oak Cliff neighborhood, located just southwest of downtown, includes the Bishop Arts District with an array of restaurants and independent shops to browse.

About a year ago, the city saw the debut of a park created over a roaring highway on the northern edge

Oak Cliff and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

The Oak Cliff area also is still home to several sites linked to the assassination of Kennedy, from the rooming house where Oswald lived in the weeks leading up to the assassination to the spot where he shot and killed Dallas police Officer J.D. Tippit, to the still-functioning Texas Theatre where he was arrested. A scenic way to connect to Oak Cliff from downtown is with a drive over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The steel bridge that opened in 2012 links downtown with West Dallas, where there’s a burgeoning redevelopment along Singleton Boulevard. To continue into Oak Cliff, head south.

Window-shopping Dallasites like their shopping. And while a stop by Chanel or Hermes

could easily break the bank, spending an afternoon window-shopping won’t cost a thing. At Highland Park Village, a Mediterranean Spanish-style outdoor shopping area that opened in the city’s swanky Highland Park enclave in 1931, visitors can stroll tree-lined sidewalks past stores ranging from Anthropologie and Williams-Sonoma to Harry Winston and Dior. NorthPark Center is an indoor mall that features museum-quality artwork, including works by Andy Warhol. The mall with stores ranging from The Gap to Louis Vuitton surrounds a 1.4-acre (.5 hectare) landscaped outdoor garden where free yoga classes are held. The public library even has a children’s library there. Also, the flagship store for Neiman Marcus, founded here in 1907, is located downtown.

Seattle pinball museum part of silver ball revival SEATTLE (AP) — For $13, you can play pinball until your arms fall off at Seattle’s working pinball museum. The two-story storefront in Seattle’s International District is filled with games from every era from the 1960s to today. The museum, which houses about 50 or so machines, started in 2010 as one couple’s obsession and grew to be something they wanted to share with others, or as Cindy Martin puts it: a good solution when they ran out of space in their garage. “Any serious collector will tell you collecting these machines is an incurable disease,” said Charlie Martin, her husband and business partner. They keep the equipment fixed up — with some help from other collectors — offer brief historical information and “fun” ratings on small cards above the games and sell snacks, beer and soda to visitors from around the world. The Seattle museum is

one of a handful around the country celebrating a pastime that seems to be in the midst of revival. In addition to the look back at pinball through the ages, the 1,900-square-foot space also features a glimpse of the future. In December, four one-of-a-kind artist-made machines were on display and — of course — were playable. The Martins own dozens more pinball machines and constantly move machines in and out. The oldest machine in the building was made in 1963, but they have a few from the 1930s they keep at home. The Martins continue to buy the newest pinball machines on the commercial market and just installed a state-of-the-art Star Trek game. Many of their machines are limited edition models, but games enthusiasts are also likely to find a favorite machine from their youth. The museum, which isn’t a nonprofit, averages about 15,000 visitors a year. It

In you go: SEATTLE PINBALL MUSEUM: Seattle, Adults, $13, discounts for children. Open Thursday through Monday, varying hours listed on website. PINBALL HALL OF FAME: Las Vegas, No entrance fee, but pay to play the games. Open every day at 11 a.m. NATIONAL PINBALL MUSEUM: Baltimore, Closed while museum looks for a new home. AP

In this Dec. 16, 2013, photo, older pinball machines line a wall of the Seattle Pinball Museum in Seattle. The museum allows visitors who pay the admission fee to play unlimited rounds on the machines, which range from the 1960s to modern-day games.

isn’t a profitable operation, although Charlie Martin said they’re “holding steady.” Both Charlie and Cindy Martin also continue to work full-time jobs. It’s smaller and less well known than the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas or the

Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda, Calif., but Charlie Martin said they’re happy staying small. “We’re very comfortable with where we’re at right now,” he said. “We don’t want a mob scene.” A couple from the Seattle area spending a day holiday

PACIFIC PINBALL MUSEUM: Alameda, Calif., Adults, $15, discounts for children. Open Tuesday through Sunday, varying hours listed on website.

shopping in Seattle and acting like tourists made a stop at the museum recently. “This was the No. 1 thing we wanted to do,” said Lisa Nordeen, of Kirkland, Wash. She and her husband John spent two hours at the museum, as long as their

parking meter allowed and until they started thinking about lunch. Richard Dyer, a University of Washington law student from Chicago, brought out-oftown visitors to the museum. “It’s very Seattle to me,” Dyer said.





Home Decor

offering functional storage and ample room to get creative, the non-juvenile styles appeal to contemporary families who want the playroom to blend with the rest of the family home.

Right at Home: Cool but kid-friendly playrooms



utfitting a play space for children might consist of nothing more than setting up a few old furniture pieces, plastic storage bins and the

extra TV. But some parents want the play space to reflect their design aesthetic. Does the rest of the home read more Eero Saarinen than Superman? More Verner Panton than Pokemon? Is the vibe less Nickelodeon, more George Nelson? If so, you’ll want to try balancing kid-friendly with cool. Some options:

Mod mad Lots of decor from the ’60s and

’70s works well in a play space: mod lamps, modular furniture, pop art, and fun, space-age prints for wallpaper and textiles. Hues popular back then — orange, yellow, teal, green, white — add energy to furniture, cushions and rugs. New York-based designer Amanda Nisbet used a Roy Lichtenstein print and a chrome-trimmed bubble chair in one of her children’s space projects. Victoria Sanchez, a designer in Washington, D.C., used colorful Missoni fabrics to liven up a teen lounge. (; Check out and for pieces — many of them kid-size — that fit the style. Hip, retro-style robot, typography and animal patterns designed by New Yorker


New light bulbs are a good option


This photo provided by RH Baby & Child shows a Restoration Hardware Baby & Childs Weller and Mason play table that offers a modern take on a traditional kids play table. While

Nancy Wolff are at And chocolate, tangerine or red knitted poufs and flat weave rugs with zingy geometric graphics are part of the signature line at For a low-key look that still fits the SEE PLAYROOMS, PAGE D2

Above, this photo provided by Fab shows a Topkapi Kilim pouf. Poufs like these from offer low profile seating in a play space. Left, this photo provided by Ikea shows a Kivik sofa and chaise combination in Isunda Gray. Multipurpose pieces serve the whole family’s needs. Ikea’s Kivik sectional can be reconfigured a lot of different ways; it’s hardy, comfy and versatile for a family room.

Q. I have 32 can lights throughout my house built in 2004. I have replaced several bulbs over the years but should I consider changing all of them out to CFLs or LED bulbs? They look different so I would want to change them all. Gary of Hamilton A. This is a common question. The technologies of light bulbs have changed a lot in the last 10 years. The traditional light bulb has always been the incandescent bulb that emits light by heating up a filament. In SQUARE the 1970s they CORNERS developed CFL (compact orescent light) Jeff Deahl flbulbs and they have increased in popularity and come down in cost since then. CFLs cost more than regular light bulbs but last 10 times longer and use less energy. They say that they pay for themselves in six months. The downfall is they contain mercury that is difficult to dispose of and are hazards to anything living. There has been a big push simply because of their energy efficiency. If disposed of properly, that’s the way to go. LED (light-emitting diode) light bulbs have increased in use the last several years and also have come down in price. Like CFL bulbs they are cool to the touch and are more energy efficient than CFLs. LED bulbs last longer than CFLs and contain no mercury but contain lead and arsenic which is not the best stuff either. The trends that are driven by efficiency and comfort are going toward these newer technologies in light bulb. Supposedly they are to stop manufacturing incandescent bulbs altogether. So if the old, hot incandescent bulbs are your preference, you better stock up.

JEFF DEAHL is president of

the Builders Association of Northeast Indiana. Questions for the Square Corners column may be submitted at or email

Black light is of little value when studying antiques Over the years, many of you have told me how antique dealers and other resellers, helpful neighbors and even your cousin, Joe, your family’s self proclaimed antiques expert, have suggested some interesting testing methods to help identify your antiques. I think it is funny that this testing information is provided to buyers only after you bought an object. Why don’t the sellers try these tests themselves before they sell the object to you? If their test provides certain results, they could have done what was required in the first place — correctly identified that object before they sold it to you.

Shed black light I think people just like the idea of using a black light. It’s one of the favorite tools of the art and antiques world. It seems to represent a cross between Maxwell Smart’s shoe phone and the TV show, CSI. In the case of antiques, it isn’t CSI, but rather ASI or Antique Scene Investigation. OK, so you purchase a

black light. You hold it up to that mysterious painting and now what? What should you see? A hidden message? A never before seen signature? The black light might reveal something previously unseen, but what does that really tell you about identification or value? Not much! In all fairness ART & to black lights, ANTIQUES they do help reveal glued repairs on Dr. Lori porcelains, new pigments or paint cracks on works of art and other hard to see elements when employing only the naked eye. After you’ve used that revealing PHOTO CONTRIBUTED black light, most people still need This is an authentic original oil painting of Motif No. 1 Gloucester an expert to review your piece. Harbor by African American artist Allan Freelon. Sometimes the original artist painted over another painting simply because he or she couldn’t are no different. Also, over the added a wedding ring on the hand afford a new canvas. We’ve years paintings get “helped” or of a sitter in a family portrait or all reused things and artists “enhanced” by Aunt Sue who an extra leaf or two to a tree in

an old landscape painting. Still, not much help with identification. Trained appraisers like me look at the back of the painting and the foundation of a work — in natural light! At my appraisal events, I try to contain myself when someone offers me a black light to identify an American painting that was made in 1990. I think back to my experience in academic institutions and museums and I can recall very few situations when I or my colleagues relied solely on a black light for identification purposes. Black lights, fun as they are, will only provide part of the big picture. Need to know the real deal about art and antiques? Ask an expert to take a look. DR. LORI VERDERAME (“Dr. Lori”), a Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, presents antique appraisal events nationwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on the hit TV show, Auction Kings on Discovery channel. For information about your antiques, visit, DoctorLori or call 888-431-1010.







You will want to check out these twenty acres of scenic land with a six acre stocked pond and nine acres of wooded wonderland. This is an awesome rustic ranch with 2,768 square feet, three large bedrooms and three full baths. A huge gathering room includes the custom kitchen, an impressive stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Other rooms are the family room, the den and the huge walk-in pantry. The master bedroom has an exercise room, a courtyard and a garden tub. The massive attached four-car garage is 38-by-40 and has a walk-up storage for your hunting gear. Invite friends to join you and stay in the two bedroom guest house on a walkout basement and completed by a large two-car attached garage. The deck at the pond has a bar equipped with water and electricity. This property is perfect for entertaining large groups.


With nearly five acres of heavily wooded ground, this “cabin in the woods” is very inviting. The owners have cleverly incorporated unique, antique, architectural pieces from local landmarks into this cozy two-bedroom, three-full-bath home. It has a beautiful, custom kitchen and hardwood floors. There is a full walk-out basement with a bath and second kitchen area. The oversized, two-car, detached garage has a finished upstairs for storage and there is a carport at the house. Come join the plentiful wildlife in this peaceful paradise.

Perfect for the outdoorsman

Uniquely decorated cabin in the woods ADDRESS: 8375 W. C.R. 300N, Angola

HEATING: Propane gas forced-air

ADDRESS: 11511 E 1150 N, Kendallville

HEATING: Geothermal





SIZE: 2,682 square feet

STYLE: One-and-a-half story

SIZE: 2,768 square feet

STYLE: Ranch


GARAGE: Three-car detached


GARAGE: 4-car garage


SCHOOLS: Prairie Heights School Corp.

BATHROOMS: Three full

SCHOOLS: Kendallville

PRICE: $165,000

DIRECTIONS: U.S. 20 to S.R. 327, turn north to C.R. 300N, turn east to property.

PRICE: $379,900

DIRECTIONS: North on 1200 E DeKalb/ Noble line, west on 1150 N.



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Stacy Rofkahr

260-336-2122 260-854-2414


PLAYROOMS: Rooms with an industrial feel appeal to many kids, who sense they can let loose in them FROM PAGE D1

aesthetic, think smoothedged Danish modern wood furniture. Armless upholstered club chairs look smart and are perfect for lounging; find new ones at and vintage ones on Or take a cue from Australian designer Anna Williams and use mid-century credenzas for toy storage — check out and for options at various prices. Accent with “Mad Men”-era posters or toy ads, and add floor pillows covered in patterns drawn from the era. Soothing hues like umber, avocado, mustard and sky blue keep the energy relaxed.

Industrial chic Rooms with an industrial feel — warehouse-grade tables and storage, furniture and decorative elements with a rugged look — appeal to many kids, who sense they can let loose in these spaces. And the style’s on trend, so it’s easy to do. Neutral color palettes mixing whites, grays and browns work for either

Look for ceiling lights caged in metal (no worries about errant pillows or Nerf balls), riveted furniture, and repurposed machineshop elements such as gear pieces, tools and signage.

• gender. Look for ceiling lights caged in metal (no worries about errant pillows or Nerf balls), riveted furniture, and repurposed machine-shop elements such as gear pieces, tools and signage. A galvanized-iron, locker-style dresser makes great storage. ( ) Powder-coated in crisp red or white, Ikea’s PS metal cabinet adds a pop of color. ( ) A magnetized blackboard fits the edgy vibe and lets inspiration fly. Make your own inexpensively with


This photo provided by RH Baby & Child shows a Restoration Hardware Baby & Childs Weller and Mason play table that offers a modern take on a traditional kids play table.

instructions at Rugged-looking play tables offer surfaces for messy art and often offer great storage for toys and games. ( ) Lumber, flooring and stone yards will often give old



Wow - great opportunity in Shipshewana! Corner of Morton and Middlebury! This building housed the Town Shop for many years! Make one big retail space or rent some of the area out for additional revenue! The upstairs has been used for additional storage! $260,000.


Welcome home to Moose Lake! Ride high and have it all, this is quite the complex! The most amazing setting. A state-of-the-art ADT system in this home that spans over 10,000 sq. ft. in front of its own private lake, including a beach for swimming, 45 ft. deep with over 15,000 trophy-sized fish to catch from one of the docks. MLS#201320651. $1,398,500.

260-349-8850 Hess Team

Animals, trees, and sky or earth elements can inspire children to be creative in play spaces, and many contemporary pieces appeal to both kids and adults. At, find the Zuo Modern Phante chair, a version of Eames’ iconic, polypropylene, elephantshaped chair. A realistic, cast-resin bear’s head is fun, eclectic wall art. (urbanoutfitters. com )












NE 11330 E 500 South, LaOtto

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Ocean Sole’s animal sculptures made out of scavenged flip flops would be inspiration for indoor adventures — rhinos, giraffes and lions come in sizes up to about 5 feet long. ( ; piqproducts. com .) Clouds and intergalactic silver orbs are two of the striking mural wallpapers at Ikea’s Vandring Spar low-pile rug features an Impressionist version of a nature walk, complete with grass and sandy footprints. And a soft gray and white wool rug silhouettes romping deer and a leafy forest at LandofNod. com.

200 N. Main St., Wolcottville




The 3 bedroom home has recently had a new metal roof as well as bath, gas forced air furnace & A/C. Hardwood floors, large rooms and a large lot. Easy to show! Call for your appointment. $77,000.


200 N. Main St., Wolcottville



pallets away: Lots of ideas for making your own play or coffee table can be found at Home

Other ideas: — Create inexpensive, customized storage in a playroom by painting or staining ready-made kitchen cabinets. Metal tool carts can be side tables, as well as portable art supply zones or storage stations for small toy parts. — Multipurpose pieces serve the whole family’s needs. Land of Nod’s round coffee table with drawers is user-friendly for TV watching, table games and crafts, with no sharp corners to worry about. Also from the retailer, a farmhouse-style work table with storage on the ends provides space for teens and laptops, grown-up tasks and art projects. Ikea’s Kivik sectional can be reconfigured a lot of different ways; it’s hardy, comfy and versatile for a family room. — Display books face forward on wall-mounted shelves with a lip, so covers can be easily seen. Or scrounge flea markets for old wooden carpenter’s tool boxes, which are sturdy and shallow. Use games as art by displaying the boxes on floating shelves; old game boards hung on a wall add color and visual punch. — Shoot photos of kids’ favorite toys — close-ups, Instagrams and black-andwhite look cool — and then mount them in identical frames. Ikea has inexpensive options, and Michaels’ craft stores stock three-packs of LP frames. When the kids set up their own places in a few years, this will be hip art with happy memories.




2923 N 400 E, Albion

Great location on S.R. 8 east of Albion. Ranch-style home with nearly 1,800 sq. ft. of living space on a full basement. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, oversized 2-car garage. All on 1.3-acre lot. Priced to sell. MLS#676185. $109,000. $99,900.

260-302-6404 Gregg Pyle

Home with historic features. Lots of natural woodwork throughout. Built-in cabinet and bookcases. Nice updated kitchen. Jacuzzi tub with separate shower in full bath. First floor laundry. Fenced back yard. Home has 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, and is over 1,800 square feet. $89,900.

Sandi Davis Cather ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, EPRO CELL: (260) 687-1800

This brand new 3,750 sq. ft., 4-5 BR, 3 BA, daylight basement home is in scenic Glendarin Hills golf community. Beautiful kitchen with maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances. 9’ ceilings, whirlpool tub and walk-in shower, wet bar in basement with pre-wired surround sound. Rear deck and patio, 3-car finished garage. This is an Energy Star home with builder’s full warranty. $255,000 includes lot.

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Enjoy your early morning coffee with one of the most picturesque views on the lake. Situated on a wooded knoll overlooking the northwest end of Muskrat Bay, this wooded site is the perfect lake retreat for those looking to get away from it all. The home was built in 2003 and includes three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. There is a beautiful stone gas fireplace in the great room as well as Grabill cabinets. The heated and air-conditioned porch is the perfect location for entertaining. On the lower level, there is a laundry area and a large entertainment area complete with a 100” projection TV and surroundsound system. The property was professionally landscaped in 2010, requires little maintenance and blooms year-round. Every season is filled with the beauty of the woods with either falling leaves or snow covered branches. The dock for the fishing boat is on-site. A larger dock is waiting for you just a short golf cart trip away and is next to a sandy beach.

This is an All-American-style home with a view of the 7th hole of Heron Creek Golf Course. It has fabulous landscaping and an irrigated yard. It is located close to conveniences, yet in a quiet neighborhood so you can get away after a long day. The spacious floor plan throughout home includes a three-season room off of the dining room and master suite. The dining room offers a wonderful built-in china cabinet and is a great place for entertaining. The full basement lends extra square footage for whatever you may need. The laundry room has an extra half bath. Call this dream home yours today.

Amazing home on Muskrat Bay

Charming home on Heron Creek Golf Course


ADDRESS: 6500 S. C.R. 300E, Hamilton

HEATING: Gas forced-air

ADDRESS: 435 W. C.R. 060N, LaGrange

HEATING: Gas forced-air





SIZE: 2,916 square feet

STYLE: One-and-a-half story

SIZE: 2,112 square feet

STYLE: Ranch




GARAGE: Two-car attached

BATHROOMS: Two-and-a-half

SCHOOLS: Hamilton Community Schools

BATHROOMS: Two-and-a-half

SCHOOLS: Lakeland School Corp.

PRICE: $369,900

PRICE: $240,000

DIRECTIONS: From downtown Hamilton, go west on Bellefontaine Road, north on C.R. 300S to property.


DIRECTIONS: U.S. 20 to Townline Road, north to C.R. 050N, west to C.R. 050W, north to home on right past stop sign.


Listed by:

Lisa Furniss Downtown Hamilton

Joy Sharp, Broker Associate 260-463-2881 • 260-463-6677


Real Living Homes and Beyond 2575 N. S.R. 9, LaGrange, IN 46761 Independently owned and operated.

Climate of change ahead for gardening “Spurred by less space and the need to protect gardens from exploding populations of deer, every major home gardening company is working on developing a portfolio of vegetables for cultivation on patios and limited areas. Plants will be smaller but their yields higher.”


While many gardeners scan the newly arrived seed catalogs to plan their next growing season, the industry’s visionaries are pouring talent and resources into products and ideas they hope will be sown in years to come. Evolutionary biology is just one aspect of flora development; plant resiliency, landscape design and education also are part of the creative mix. So what are the prospects for gardening in the year 2020 and beyond? Some responses from the long-term thinkers:

George Ball chairman and chief executive officer, W. Atlee Burpee & Co., Warminster, Pa.

Organics Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director, Rodale Institute, Kutztown, Pa.: “Organic gardening won’t be simply a niche market. It’s a $31 billion industry now and growing in double digits every year. “There will be more food and fewer lawns. Urban food production will be up because a lot of open space is becoming available. With all the empty homes, you can create parks; you can create food production. Detroit is rebounding using not only open land but creating vertical hydroponic food production in abandoned industrial buildings.”


These ears of sweet-tasting, bi-color corn were grown from seed in containers inside a hobby greenhouse near Langley, Wash. The Burpee’s “On Deck” corn matured in a little more than two months.

tion to natural functions like pollution and wellness. “Another big scientific topic is resiliency. Improving early detection. Dealing with the invasion of exotic pests. Building resistance to climate change. That impacts what we plant and where we plant trees.”

Flowers Houseplants


Jose Smith, chief executive officer, Costa Farms, Miami: “We’re trying hard to bring more color to houseplants. Green is not a color. We’re also trying to create plants so they’re more of a lifestyle — a living home decor.”

Greg Ina, vice president, The Davey Institute, Kent, Ohio: “We’re working to quantify the benefits of trees. People are beginning to go beyond the anecdotal understanding that trees are good — beyond beautifica-

Anthony Tesselaar, president and co-founder, Anthony Tesselaar Plants, Silvan, Australia: “The gardening industry has been looking at plant size and multi-use aspects with increasing urbanization, and also such factors as increased disease resistance to reduce the needs for

pesticides and other chemicals in a closed urban environment. “Dwarf and clump plants are being developed for smaller-space gardening. There is also work on establishing more fastigiated (slender) trees and shrubs.”

Vegetables/herbs George Ball, chairman and chief executive officer, W. Atlee Burpee & Co., Warminster, Pa.: “All roads lead to the garden. Almost everybody is into gardening and vegetable gardening is the focus. Flowers are almost on the sidelines. “Gardening feeds spinoff hobbies like cooking. People

who grow things tend to become amateur cooks. If you cook at home, look at how much money you save. “Gardening also impacts health. If you go to any clinic and talk to any dietician, the effects of vegetables are obvious. Choosing a diet high in vegetables makes you a lot healthier.” “Parents of newborns are increasingly shying away from processed foods and are forcing companies such as Burpee to research high-yielding, relatively bland-tasting — still retaining all nutritious elements — soft-fruited elements. “More than just an accent, herbs will soon occupy a more prominent role in American home-cooked cuisine, with far more flavorful leaves that will change recipes and food for the table. We see this happening at top-tier restaurants in major cities. “Spurred by less space and the need to protect gardens from exploding populations of deer, every major home gardening company is working on developing a portfolio of vegetables for cultivation on patios and limited areas. Plants will be smaller but their yields higher.”

BANI Standard of the Week • Too often, undefined expectations create problems between builders and customers before, during and after their building and remodeling projects. Addressing some of the most prevalent issues, a set of Quality Assurance Builder Standards provide new and remodeling homeowners a way to measure the quality of their projects against an industry-approved set of standards. These standards help eliminate problems before the project even begins.

Garage floor is gently sloping or is uneven STANDARD: Except where a floor or portion of floor has been designed for specific drainage purposes, concrete

floors shall have no pits or depressions or areas that exceed 3/8 inch in 32 inches. BUILDER’S RESPONSIBILITY: The builder will correct or repair the floor to meet the standard.

UNLEVEL BASEMENT AND GARAGE FLOORS DISCUSSION: It is normal for a garage floor to gently slope toward a drain or toward the vehicle entry point. This is intended to discourage water from settling on the slab. Areas with pits or depressions that do not meet the standards can be corrected by leveling out the floor with latex or

equivalent filler, or grind as necessary.

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I started by shopping, assuming the only way I could have an industrial-style bookcase was by paying a hefty sum for one. As this style of furniture has become more popular, many different companies and craftsmen have begun offering variations on the theme: rustic, sturdy shelving units, and tables made from planks of wood and plumbing parts. Meanwhile, the Internet has also become crowded with do-it-yourself instructions for making these pieces. It sounded relatively easy. But I was skeptical: I’d never made a piece of furniture before. It took a conversation with interior designer Kyle Schuneman to convince me I could do it. Schuneman has created industrial shelving units himself and has posted a tutorial on Pottery Barn’s blog. He told me that with a bit of effort and planning, anyone could design and build an industrial bookcase for their home. So I tackled my first piece: a low-slung, three-shelf bookcase fastened with 1-inch-thick pipes and flanges. Since then, I’ve built six more items — everything from a display stand for vintage typewriters to a tiny end table exactly the right height for a reading lamp. My step-by-step instructions have evolved with experience. The ones below are for a basic bookcase, but can be modified depending on what you’re making.

Bookcase materials Wood planks: Reclaimed wood is a great choice but can be hard to find. You can make a rustic-looking piece with new wood that’s been cut to size at a home-improvement or hardware store. Keep in mind that actual sizing doesn’t conform to the popular names for dimensions of wood (a 2-by-4 isn’t exactly

4. Repeat this process with the other two pieces of wood so you have two sets of shelves secured. Now it’s time to connect them.


A close-up view is seen of a DIY completed bookshelf.


A DIY bookshelf is created with multiple pipes attached to the flanges on the three levels of a book shelf. Industrial-style shelving units and tables made from planks of wood and plumbing parts are gorgeous and trendy, and can cost thousands of dollars. But creating custom-designed, industrial furniture yourself is surprisingly easy.

2 inches by 4 inches), so you may need to ask a salesperson for assistance. When planning your piece, consider having deeper shelves on lower levels and slightly shallower ones on upper levels. Steel pipes (also called nipples) and floor flanges: These are commonly available in gray or black steel, sold in various sizes at home improvement stores. Pipes of a given thickness (1/2-inch, 3/4-inch or 1-inch) can be attached to flanges of the same thickness. Surprisingly, these will be the most expensive pieces of your project, with each costing several

dollars. Thicker pipes will give a more industrial look; thinner pipes a slightly more delicate one. Or get creative and vary the thicknesses of the pipes on each level. Wood screws: I use flat-head Phillips screws. Size depends on the size of the pipes and flanges. Wood stain or paint of your choice, plus a layer of clear shellac or polyurethane to seal the wood. Adhesive furniture pads: optional, to make the finished bookcase level.

Tools • Electric sander: You can sand the planks by hand,

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fully. While the wood is drying, clean each pipe and flange with soap and water.


1. Spread a drop cloth or old sheet out to protect your floor, and then place the wood plank that will be the bottom shelf on it. Arrange the flanges with two on each end, approximately ½ inch in from the edge of the wood. If you’re making a wide piece (more than 3 or 4 feet), you may want to put an extra set of flanges and pipes in the center for support, for a total of six pipes supporting each level rather than four. (Or you may do this simply because you like the look of the extra pipes, although you do lose some shelf space.)

Choose the exact size and shape of the item you’d like to create. For bookshelves, you may want to get the deepest planks available at your nearest home improvement store — usually planks listed as 2 inches by 12 inches by 12 feet are available. The actually depth is closer to 11 inches, but this is deep enough to comfortably display books or other items. If, for example, you’re making a piece that will be 3 feet wide and have four shelves, have that 2-inch-by12-inch-by-12-foot plank cut into four equal pieces. Then buy 12 pipes that are 10 inches long (you’ll use four on each level) and ½-inch thick, with 24 ½-inch flanges. The final piece will be approximately 3½ feet tall.

Sanding, staining, prepping Sand each wood shelf to smooth and round the edges. Then paint or stain as you wish, making sure each piece fully dries before you apply the next coat. Finish with a clear coat (glossy or matte) to protect the wood, then let dry


2. Holding each flange in place, drill a hole through each of its four holes and then secure a screw in each hole. Once all the flanges on that level are solidly secured, screw a pipe fully into each one and then screw another flange to the top of each pipe. 3. Place the wood that will form your second shelf upside down on the drop cloth, and place the bottom shelf upside down on top of that second shelf. (It’s easier to drill down rather than up, which is why you flip the piece here.) Carefully drill holes and secure the flanges to what will

5. Place the bottom section on your drop cloth and arrange flanges along the surface. Before drilling and screwing the flanges to the wood, make sure the holes for the top flanges don’t match up exactly with the holes for the flanges underneath that shelf. (If necessary, adjust the top layer of flanges so the screws from one layer of flanges won’t hit the screws from the layer below them.) Then drill and screw in these flanges. 6. Screw pipes into the flanges on top of the second shelf, and then screw the final layer of flanges into the top of these pipes. With help from another person, lift the assembled top two shelves and place them on top of the pipes and flanges that are extending above the second shelf. Now you’ll need to drill upward, unless your piece is small enough that you can flip it over entirely. Before drilling holes, again check that this final layer of flanges does not have its holes matching up directly to the holes in the layer above. If necessary, twist the flanges just slightly to avoid having the two sets of screws bump into each other inside the wood. Then drill the holes and screw those flanges to the shelf above. 7. Because the planks sold at home improvement stores are not always perfectly level, you may find that your bookcase is slightly uneven on the bottom. If necessary, use the small adhesive furniture pads on one or several corners to make the piece level. You may also wish to buy a safety tether to attach the bookcase to a wall.



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1999 GMC Suburban 1500 SLE 4x4

2010 Mitsubishi Galant FE

One Owner, 24V DOHC V6, Sunroof, Leather, Power Seat, Spoiler

One Owner, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels, 48,000 Miles

Local Trade, Power Seat, Automatic Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels

One Owner, V6, Auto, Air, All Power Options, Dual Sliders, 46,000 Miles

3rd Seat, 5.7L V8, Power Seat, Running Boards, Tow Package, 78,000 Miles

Automatic, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Alloys, Warranty, 57,000 Miles













2007 Chevrolet HHR LT

2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD

2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

2010 Dodge Avenger SXT

2009 Pontiac G6 Sedan

One Owner, Power Seat, Automatic, Air, All Power, 58,000 Miles

One Owner, Stow-N-Go Rear Seat, Rear Air, All Power, 53,000 Miles

One Owner, Power Seats, Alloy Wheels, All Power Options, 65,000 Miles

One Owner, Sunroof, Leather, Heated Seats, Automatic, Side Airbags

One Owner, Auto, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Warranty, 56,000 Miles

One Owner, V6, Auto, Air, All Power, Spoiler, Alloys, 39,000 Miles














2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS

2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

2012 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback

“3800” V6, Power Seat, Trac. Control, Side Airbags, Alloys, 69,000 Miles

One Owner, Auto, Air, Trac. Control, Side Airbags, ABS, 19,000 Miles

Power Sliders & Liftgate, Full StowN-Go, Power Seat, Alloy Wheels

5 Speed, Heated Seats, “Sync”, All Power, Cruise, Warranty, 12,000 Miles









2010 FORD F-150 XLT EXT. CAB 4X4 2006 Hummer H3 4x4

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Local Trade, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Chrome Wheels, Tow Package

One Owner, Automatic, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 45,000 Miles




5.4L V8, Automatic, Air, Power Seat, Chrome Steps, Alloys, 62,000 Miles




2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2008 Saturn Aura XE

One Owner, Full Stow-N-Go, Quad Buckets, All Power, Warranty

V6, Sunroof, Leather, Heated Seats, Alloys, All Power, 62,000 Miles





2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4x4

2012 Ford Fusion SE

2008 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

2011 Ford Fusion SEL

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4

DVD Player, Navigation, Power Liftgate, Sunroof, Heated/Cooled Leather

One Owner, Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty, 27,000 Miles

Leather Seats, Heated and Cooled Seats, All Power Features, 53,000 Miles

Sunroof, Heated Leather, Remote Start, Chrome Wheels, Warranty

Back-Up Camera, BLIS, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Warranty, 32,000 Miles

30 MPG, Power Seat, All Power Options, Alloys, Warranty, 66,000 Miles













2012 Ford Fusion SEL

2013 Ford Fusion S

2009 Ford Edge Limited

2012 Lincoln MKZ

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

2013 Mazda 6s Grand Touring

V6, Back-Up Camera, BLIS, Sunroof, Heated Leather, 25,000 Miles

Local Trade, Automatic, Air, All Power, Sync, Warranty, 2,000 Miles

One Owner, Panoramic Roof, Heated Leather, Power Liftgate, Chromes

One Owner/Off Lease, Sunroof, Heated & Cooled Leather, 28,000 Miles

Rear Camera, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Factory Warranty, 21,000 Miles

V6, Navigation, Rear Camera, Sunroof, Leather, Bose Audio, 10,000 Miles









FEATURED TRUCK OF THE WEEK 2013 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4x4

2013 Ford Taurus SHO AWD

V8, 7350 GVWR Package, All Power, Factory Warranty, 15,000 Miles

EcoBoost V6, Navigation, Sunroof, Heated/Cooled Leather, 33,000 Miles












5.3L V8, Power Seat, Running Boards, Tow Package, “Bose” Audio


2010 DODGE RAM 1500 ST CREW CAB 4X4 2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab 4x4

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x4

Hemi V8, Power Seat, 20” Chromes, All Power, Warranty, 16,000 Miles

5.3L V8, Automatic, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 17,000 Miles




One-Owner, V8, Auto, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 49,000 Miles







2.29% W.A.C. 100 S. Main Street, LaOtto • 260-897-3858 View our LaOtto Inventory at:

The Herald Republican – January 5, 2014  

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

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