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GOOD MORNING Trash removal service backed up Due to inclement weather, Republic Services was unable to pick up trash and recyclables Monday and Tuesday, a company news release said. Because of the weather, trash and recyclables missed Monday will be picked up next Monday. The rest of this week, service will be a day behind. The company requests that customers place their trash and recycling carts out early.
Angola, Fremont reschedule meetings The city of Angola and Fremont have rescheduled public meetings this week due to the inclement weather. Meetings rescheduled include: • Wednesday’s Angola Parks and Recreation meeting scheduled for today was changed to Feb. 5. • Monday’s Angola Board of Public Works meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall, 210 N. Public Square. • Monday’s Angola Common Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, also at City Hall. • The Fremont Plan Commission meeting will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the town hall, 205 N. Tolford St.
US helicopter crash in England kills four LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in the coastal marshes of eastern England during a training mission on Tuesday night, killing all four crew members aboard, officials said. The helicopter crashed at about 6 p.m. local time near Salthouse on the Norfolk coast, a statement from the U.S. Air Force said. The aircraft was based at the nearby Royal Air Force station in Lakenheath, Suffolk County, which hosts USAF units and personnel. The helicopter, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, was flying low at the time of the crash, the statement added.
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Angola firefighter Pete Decker heads back to the Angola Staples store after a sprinkler activated inadvertently Tuesday morning. Angola
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Steuben County is looking to start returning to normal winter conditions today, but the likelihood of that happening is really about a day away. “The likelihood of a true normal will be better placed on Thursday,” Sheriff Tim Troyer said Tuesday afternoon. “I think things will be slow to return to normal. There are still county roadways that are drifting and we have only upgraded to essential travel only.” In addition to drifting snow and numbing cold, the Steuben County Highway Department is battling plows getting stuck and salt that’s ineffective. Ken Penick, highway superintendent, said Tuesday he and his 25-employee staff has been quite busy. “We had a bunch of trucks get stuck — maybe 10 or 12. One was stuck for four hours and another for three hours,” he said. “We’ve been working 12-14 hours, but guys need some rest.” Penick said despite every effort, road conditions remain poor around the county, especially in rural areas.
Steuben still working way out of freeze
State grants waiver for missed classes BY AMY OBERLIN email@example.com
The Indiana Department of Education has granted waivers to Indiana schools for Monday and Tuesday snow days. All northeastern Indiana schools were closed Monday and Tuesday. In Steuben County, Metropolitan School District of Steuben County, Hamilton and Fremont community schools had announced closures for today by early Tuesday. Blowing and drifting snow continues to hinder travel on county roads. Metropolitan School District of Steuben County Superintendent Brent Wilson said he hoped the wind chills would subside by the time children again were waiting at morning bus stops. Because of recent extreme weather, the DOE announced that schools would not have to
make up lost days for Monday or Tuesday, said Wilson. There was no word Tuesday if the waiver would be extended to today. If a make-up day is required, it will be tacked onto the end of the school year, which is currently set to end on May 30 at MSD. “A required make-up day would change our last student day from May 30th to June 2nd,” said Wilson. “That still leaves us some room for make-up days before the high school graduation on June 8th.” At Steuben County schools, winter break started Dec. 20, so students are now in their third week off. Parents expressed everything from gratitude for the extended time with their children for projects and snuggling to wishes that school would start up again to combat burgeoning boredom.
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AUBURN — A raging fire destroyed a double-wide mobile home at the west edge of Auburn during a citywide power outage Monday night. Owner Lowell King was not home when the fire broke out at 707 Peterson St., Auburn Fire Chief Mike VanZile said. A relative had picked up King due to the power outage. ”We’re looking at the possibility he had left a heater or gas-powered fireplace on,” VanZile said about the cause of the fire. No one was injured by the fire or the efforts to control it, VanZile reported. The home borders Interstate 69, and a passing driver called to report the fire at 10:54 p.m. Firefighters arrived three minutes later to find heavy flames and smoke.
Knee-deep snow and 15 below zero temperatures hampered firefighting efforts. The fire still was roaring beyond midnight, and firefighters declared it under control at 12:33 a.m In addition to the home, the flames destroyed two vehicles in an adjoining garage. A neighbor who wished to remain anonymous complained that a lack of fire hydrants in West Edge Park added to the difficulty in fighting the fire. “The fire departments had to call out to other fire departments to bring water because they kept running out. Once they gained control, they ran out of water,” the neighbor wrote in a message to KPC Media Group. The neighbor said King, who lost his home to the fire, is in his 80s. Firefighters worked at the fire scene until 3 a.m. They already
had been involved in a busy evening. The fire department spent two hours at Wesley Healthcare on the city’s east side after its backup generator failed, VanZile said. Firefighters assisted with manual breathing devices for several of the facility’s 15 ventilator patients and helped move six of those patients to DeKalb Health hospital next door. The department also responded to a couple of calls for medical assistance and reports of natural gas odors. As a result of all the calls, water in the fire engines was starting to freeze by the time the mobile home fire broke out, VanZile said. Auburn called for assistance during the fire from the Garrett, Waterloo and Butler fire departments. DeKalb EMS and the Auburn Police Department also assisted.
ANGOLA — Social media played a role as people tried to cope with this week’s severe winter storm, and in at least one case, not in a good way. Many people were posting snow photos, jokes and a variety of weather anecdotes online, but at least one discussion had emergency personnel out for what turned out to be a false alarm. As people were tending to the power outage in Auburn, a rumor popped up on one social media site claiming that power was out in Pleasant Lake, Steuben County Emergency Management Director Kristy Clawson said. “People were saying on social media that people in Pleasant Lake were without power,” Clawson said. “A rep from the Red Cross … called me.” Clawson called Steuben Township Fire Chief Jeremy Anstett, who went out and toured town to see if they report was true, which it was not. Clawson said her good working relationships with emergency personnel helps diffuse situations and prevents activation of service providers. For example, had there been an outage, an emergency Red Cross shelter would have had to be opened to house people. Other providers most likely would have had to provide transportation. Food would have had to be procured and the like. While social media can be fun and sometimes is informative, Clawson said people need to take what they read online with a grain SEE SOCIAL MEDIA, PAGE A6
Senate acts on jobless benefits WASHINGTON (AP) — White House-backed legislation to renew jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle on Tuesday, raising the prospect of a mid-winter compromise to ease the impact of the recession on the long-term unemployed. “Let’s get it done,” President Barack Obama exhorted lawmakers at the White House shortly after the vote. The vote was 60-37 to limit debate on the three-month legislation, with a half-dozen Republicans siding with the Democrats on the test vote. At the same time, the Republican leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said he and his rank and file would seek changes so the bill’s $6.4 billion cost would not add to deficits. Senate Democrats have so far rejected that approach, although there were signs they would eventually yield. Shortly after the Senate vote, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, issued a statement expressing views similar to McConnell’s. Almost simultaneously, a senior Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer of New York, signaled a willingness to consider changes to offset the impact of the bill on the deficit, calling that “the second best option.” The vote came at the dawn of an election year in which the two SEE UNEMPLOYMENT, PAGE A6
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Police Blotter • Angola man jailed in Noble County ALBION — An Angola man was booked into the Noble County Jail Friday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. Thomas Scott Bruick Jr., 28, of the 50 block of Lane 375A, Lake James, Angola, was booked on a failure to appear warrant on an underlying charge of theft-receiving stolen property.
Public Meetings • Today • Angola Park Board, park office, John Street, Angola, rescheduled regular meeting.
Thursday, Jan. 9 • Steuben Lakes Regional Waste District Board, 8119 W. C.R. 150N, Flint, 6 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13 • Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County Board, library, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola, 4 p.m. • Hamilton Community Schools Board, 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton, 6:30 p.m. • Ashley Town Council, Ashley Community Center, 500 S. Gonser Ave., Ashley, 7 p.m. Department head meeting at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14 • Steuben County Council, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola, 9 a.m. • Steuben County Sheriff’s Merit Board, sheriff’s department, 206 E. Gale St., Angola, 4 p.m. • Helmer Regional Sewage District Board, 7620 S. C.R. 969W, Helmer, 5:30 p.m. • Fremont Park Board, Fremont Public Library, 1004 W. Toledo St., Fremont, 6 p.m. • Lake George Regional Sewer District Board, 1040 Angola Road, Coldwater, Mich., 6:30 p.m. • Angola Plan Commission, city hall, 210 N. Public Square, Angola, 7 p.m. Rescheduled meeting.
Wednesday, Jan. 15 • Steuben County Local Emergency Planning Committee, Steuben County Courthouse Annex, 205 S. Martha St., Angola, 10 a.m. • Steuben County Board of Health, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola, 7:30 p.m.
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Indiana remains in deep freeze, travel warnings still in place INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents endured a second day in the deep freeze Tuesday, facing temperatures that dipped to minus 10 degrees or colder over the state’s northern half even as much warmer air and rain was in the weekend forecast. While the bitter cold continued to cause problems, many people driven from their homes by power outages tied to Sunday’s snowfall were returning to residences that had electricity, and heat, once again. Most counties in Indiana’s northern two-thirds remained under travel warnings Tuesday morning, limiting travel to emergency purposes only, and many schools — including the state’s two largest districts — remained closed as wind chills reached about 35 below zero. But moderating temperatures and improving travel conditions allowed state workers to return to work Tuesday following Monday’s state office closures, and lawmakers planned to begin the General Assembly’s 2014 session Tuesday afternoon after a one-day delay. Gov. Mike Pence on Monday had urged Hoosiers to stay off the roads, warning that they faced “real peril” if they became stranded following Sunday’s snowstorm that buried northern and central Indiana under a foot or more of snow. Authorities said snow and bitter cold were possible factors in the deaths of at least five central Indiana residents, including two elderly women who fell outside Monday while tending to their dogs. Temperatures reached 14 degrees below zero Tuesday in Indianapolis, while Fort Wayne fell to minus 15, tying the record for the date originally set in 1970. South Bend fell to 12 below, and
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and his wife Karen visit with Evelyn Bowen, right, and daughter Juniya as they stop in on families seeking shelter from the minus double-digit temperatures at the American Red Cross in Downtown Indianapolis on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Bowen, and Michelle Johnson live together on Indianapolis’ Eastside
Evansville reached 1 below zero. But unlike Monday’s subzero highs, Tuesday’s highs were forecast to range from about zero in far northern Indiana to the middle teens in the state’s southwestern corner. And even warmer air is forecast for today, when temperatures were expected to rebound into the 20s statewide. National Weather Service meteorologist John Nield said temperatures will warm into the upper 30s to the lower 40s from Friday to Monday, bringing weekend rain that is raising concerns about possible flooding. However, heavy rains like those that sparked December flooding over central and southern Indiana after another heavy snowfall are not in the state’s forecast,
and have 5 children ages 6 and under between them. More than 11 inches of heavy, wet snow on Sunday knocked out power to about 50,000 Central Indiana residents. Bowen and her children were transported to the Red Cross in a Marion County Sheriff’s Department paddy wagon.
at least for the next several days, he said. “The moisture that’s stored in the snowpack is certainly fairly ample, so the risk of flooding is something we’re monitoring,” Nield said. “But there’s nothing that’s an imminent threat.” He said the best scenario would be for temperatures to rise well above freezing for several rain-free days so the snow melts slowly without inundating rivers and streams. Indiana’s major electric utilities reported progress repairing power lines damaged by Sunday’s heavy snowfall and snapped tree limbs. At least 14,000 homes and businesses remained in the dark Tuesday morning — down from about 40,000 power outages a day earlier. Indianapolis was
hardest-hit by the outages, with about 12,000 outages remaining Tuesday morning. Residents driven from their homes by the outages were slowly returning, including people housed at the American Red Cross’ downtown Indianapolis shelter, where about 100 people spent Monday night. Red Cross spokeswoman Brooke Riester said about 10 people were ferried home by a city bus early Tuesday after power was restored to their houses or apartments. “There’s nothing better than getting to go back to your own home. That’s the happiest I’d seen them all day long,” she said. More than 200 people spent the night at the Red Cross’ 16 shelters around the state, said Red Cross spokeswoman Ann Gregson.
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Relay for Life seeking volunteers BY JENNIFER DECKER firstname.lastname@example.org
ANGOLA — The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2014 Relay For Life of Steuben County. Cancer survivors, caregivers and community leaders are invited to participate. A “Relay Roundup” is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Thursday at the Steuben County Community Foundation, 1701 N. Wayne St. The meeting will begin the planning process for Relay For Life of Steuben County. The event is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Last year’s Steuben County event raised more than $35,000. “One in every 100 Americans participates in this fundraising event that has become a global phenomenon,” said Suzanne Tracy, senior manager,
Relay For Life. “Relay For Life is the community’s chance to unite in the fight against cancer and support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let our community know that cancer can be defeated.” The event is held over 24 hours as individuals and teams camp out at local high
schools, parks, fairgrounds and other gathering places, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening, signifying that cancer never sleeps. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay. To join the Relay For Life of Steuben County as a volunteer or committee member, attend the Thursday meeting or call 484-5531 for more details.
Regional Roundup • Main break cuts Decatur water DECATUR — A water main break late Monday limited the supply of water in the city of Decatur to the point where many residents and businesses had no water pressure, our news partner, NewsChannel 15, reports. Adams County Emergency Management was conducting repairs and low water pressure was expected to return by 10 p.m. Tuesday, allowing for flushing of toilets and limited bathing. The Decatur Daily Democrat reported all restaurants were ordered closed for the day by the Health Department due to the possibility of contaminated water.
Ivy Tech notices come under fire SOUTH BEND (AP) — Ivy Tech Community College says it won’t change its notices about private Board of Trustees meetings despite criticism from the state’s public access counselor. Access counselor Luke Britt said in an informal
opinion that Ivy Tech was using a “poor practice” by issuing notices of executive sessions stating trustees will discuss “some of or all” of many subjects. The notices generally list the same nine topics: litigation, security systems, purchase of property, safety measures, prospective employees, alleged misconduct, classified records, job performances and board training. The “some or all” wording in executive session notices has been used regularly since at least early 2012, the South Bend Tribune reported. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly reported Ivy Tech will consolidate some of its regions as it works to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. In an announcement Tuesday, Ivy Tech said its East Central region, which includes campuses in Anderson, Marion, Muncie and New Castle, will be combined with its Richmond region, which includes a campus in Connersville. In addition, Ivy Tech’s Columbus region, which
includes a campus in Franklin, will be merged with the Southeast region, which has campuses in Batesville, Lawrenceburg and Madison. Ivy Tech said its Greencastle campus, which is in the Wabash Valley region, will be moved to its Central Indiana region. The Ivy Tech Northeast region will remain unchanged.
3 children die from smoke inhalation NEW ALBANY (AP) — A coroner said smoke inhalation was the cause of death of three young children who died in a house fire in southeastern Indiana. Floyd County Coroner Leslie Knable told the News and Tribune the names of the children killed in the fire about 2 a.m. Saturday in New Albany were 2-yearold Trinity Hughes, 4-yearold Tyrese Hughes and 6-year-old Tai’zah Hughes. Another child, 5-year-old Taty’ana Hughes, survived and is being treated at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
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Indiana lawmakers return for brief yet packed 2014 session
JUDY OXENGER JOHNSTON
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers began their 2014 legislative session Tuesday with a jam-packed schedule and just 10 weeks to complete their work. The House and Senate were scheduled to hold their first meetings of the session Tuesday afternoon, following a one-day delay because of the heavy snow and subzero temperatures that hit the state. Two issues appear likely to dominate the session — the elimination of a property tax on business equipment and machinery and an
effort to place the state’s gay marriage ban in the constitution. Gov. Mike Pence and some of the state’s business lobbyists will be squaring off with local officials in an effort to eliminate the business personal property tax. Supporters say it is needed to improve the state’s business climate. Opponents say it could rip open a $1 billion budget hole for cash-starved localities. The gay marriage battle likely will draw most of the spotlight. Supporters are seeking to amend the constitution to ban gay
marriage, civil unions and benefits for same-sex couples. Opponents of the amendment have run a highly visible and coordinated campaign so far, but it’s unclear whether they will succeed in winning enough lawmakers to their side. A bipartisan group of lawmakers overwhelmingly voted for the amendment when it last came up in 2011. Gov. Mike Pence also will be pushing education measures, including a proposal to expand vouchers to teachers and preschool-aged children. He is seeking additional
aid for charter school operators and the creation of a tax credit for parents who adopt. Lawmakers are set to take up many of their own initiatives through the session. A proposal to crack down on trespassers dubbed by opponents as the “Ag Gag” bill was set for a hearing Tuesday afternoon. A handful of Senate Republicans are seeking new limits on domestic surveillance, following an Indianapolis Star report that state police were using a new cellphone tracking tool.
Mekenna and Paige Powers, along with dog Whalen, enjoy the snow as it flies on Sunday at their Clear Lake home. Prior to the onset of bitter cold temperatures, the snow was perfect for playing in or making snow sculptures. After below zero temperatures set in, it was difficult to move snow. The girls are the daughters of Dick and Jill Powers, Clear Lake.
Storm impacts much of state Officials link 5 Indiana deaths to winter storm INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say this week’s heavy snow and subzero temperatures possibly led to the deaths of at least five people in central Indiana. Four of those deaths have happened in Indianapolis, with another in Anderson. The Indianapolis Star reports those deaths include one man who collapsed Sunday shoveling snow, two elderly women who fell outside Monday while tending to their dogs and a man who died Monday after collapsing in the street. Marion County chief deputy coroner Alfie Ballew says it wasn’t known yet whether they died from over-exertion or exposure to the cold. Madison County Coroner Marian Dunnichay tells The Herald Bulletin a 66-year-old Anderson man collapsed and died of heart troubles while shoveling snow Sunday.
Snow strands Chicagobound train in Indiana CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-bound Amtrak train has been stuck in Indianapolis for more than a day because tracks are closed thanks to heavy, blowing snow. An Amtrak spokesman says about 150 passengers are on board the train that left Washington, D.C. Sunday. Some passengers have already gotten off the train, which is at an Indianapolis station. Others will be put up in hotel rooms. Chicago high school teacher Rob Chambers has been on the train in Indianapolis with his husband and mother-in-law for more than 27 hours. He says passengers are passing time by reading, but says “we’re all starting to go a little stir-crazy.” The three decided to take the train after their flight to Chicago was canceled because of another snowstorm.
Sprinkler system break in school causes damage to classrooms EVANSVILLE — School officials in Evansville say the cold weather caused a fire-sprinkler line to burst inside a high school, damaging six classrooms, its bookstore and some hallway areas. The water pipe burst early Monday on the second floor Evansville’s North High School as temperatures plunged toward zero. School district chief administrative officer Paul Neidig tells the Evansville Courier & Press that crews worked Monday to clean up the damage and the standing water.
The district was closed Monday and Tuesday because of the cold. Neidig says the damage wouldn’t prevent the school from reopening Wednesday although some of the damaged classrooms might not be ready. Neidig says cold air coming through the ceiling caused the line to burst in the school that opened in 2012.
Power grid operator: Conserve electricity VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — Electricity demand has spiked across central and eastern states hit by severe cold, and power grid authorities are asking people to conserve energy when possible. Officials with PJM Interconnection say there was record winter demand Tuesday morning, and another record may be set this afternoon. PJM is a regional organization based in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. It manages the wholesale power supply for all or part of 13 states. PJM is asking customers who can to conserve energy between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and they’re also asking all power generators to be ready to supply emergency levels of electricity. PJM serves Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
I-65 reopens after being closed by storm INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Highway officials have reopened Interstate 65 in northwestern Indiana although they say it remains dangerously icy. The state highway department reopened I-65 between Lafayette and Merrillville on Tuesday morning after shutting it down Monday evening. That section was open for only a few hours Monday following its initial shutdown from Sunday’s heavy snowfall. Officials say some roads in northwestern Indiana are unpassable from drifting snow, especially in Newton, Jasper, and Lake counties. Travel around the state was further troubled Tuesday morning by semitrailer crashes on I-69 southwest of Fort Wayne and I-70 a few miles west of Indianapolis. Those roads are back open after lanes were closed for a couple hours.
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Deaths & Funerals • Virgil Collins
KENDALLVILLE — LIGONIER — Barbara Virgil Collins, age 72, of L. Slone, age 66, of Ligonier Kendallville, passed away passed away on Monday, following a long illness on January 6, 2014 at 10:40 Sunday, January 5, 2014 at p.m. at IU Health-Goshen Parkview Regional Medical Hospital. Center in Fort Wayne, She was born on June Indiana. 28, 1947 to Mr. French and Collins Dorothy was born (Zimmerman) in Garrett, Lawson in Kentucky, Wolf Lake, on December Ind. On 2, 1941 to February Mr. Collins Edgel Collins Mrs. Slone 11, 1964 and Goldie she married (Compton) Carson Slone Collins. He married Blanche Sr. in Brimfield, Ind. He Cornett on December survives. 31, 1960 in Hindman, Mrs. Slone was a lifetime Kentucky. Virgil retired area resident and was a from Walker Manufacsupervisor with Silgan in turing in Ligonier after nine Ligonier. years. He also worked for She is survived by her 28 years at Newnam and husband; two children, Lane Foundries in KendallCarson (Carol) Slone Jr. ville. He attended the First and Neal Slone, both of Freedom Baptist Church Ligonier; four grandchildren, near Corunna. When his Brandon (Nikki) Slone, Eric health was good, Virgil (Kelly) Slone, Justin Slone loved to go hunting and and Kendra Slone; two fishing. He also enjoyed brothers, Kenneth Lawson of going to church to worship Churubusco, Ind., and Fred and fellowship with his Lawson of Sumpter, S.C. brothers and sisters from his She was preceded in church family. death by her parents; three Survivors include his brothers, Wayne Lawson wife of 53 years, Blanche of Manning, S.C., Roger Collins of Kendallville; Lawson of Ligonier and three daughters, Carol and Dwight Lawson of Fort Ken Gates of Waterloo, Wayne; and a sister Anna Patricia Rowland of Albion May McEnvoy. and Barbara Deems of There will be a funeral Avilla; four grandchildren, service held in Mrs. Slone’s Melissa Osborn, Gabrielle honor on Friday January 10, Marzion, Kristey Deems 2014 at 11 a.m. at Yeager and Cody Gates; three Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolgreat-grandchildren, Emilee nway South, Ligonier, with Jacobs, Steven Marzion and Pastor Jimmy Shephard Makynlee Deems Gordon; officiating. Burial will be a sister, Priscilla Hall of in Oak Park Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio; and a Ligonier. half-brother, David Lee There will be a time of Bolen of Plymouth, Ohio. visitation from 3-7 p.m. on He was preceded in death Thursday, January 9, 2014 at by his brother, Herman the funeral home. Collins in 2009. Memorial contributions Visitation will be are to IU Goshen Center for Thursday, January 9, 2014 Cancer Care. after 3 p.m. at First Freedom Online condolences may Baptist Church on State be sent to the family at Road 327 south of Corunna. yeagerfuneralhome.com. There will be an evening service at 6 p.m. Alta Hershberger Funeral services will be MIDDLEBURY — Alta Friday, January 10, 2014 M. Hershberger, 95, of at 11 a.m. at First Freedom Middlebury died Monday, Baptist Church with Pastor Jan. 6, 2013 at Miller’s Ron Bell and Pastor Rick Merry Manor in LaGrange. Davis conducting the A memorial service will service. be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Burial will be in Orange Jan. 11, 2013 at Marion Cemetery near Rome City. Send a condolence to the Mennonite Church, Shipshewana. Burial will be in family at hitefuneralhome. Clinton Brick Cemetery, com. Goshen. Arrangements are Memorials may be entrusted to Hite Funeral given to Marion Mennonite Home of Kendallville. Church.
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AUBURN — Marie Treesh, 72, of Auburn died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Treesh was a homemaker. She also worked for J.J. Newberry 5-10-25 Cent Store in Auburn and also various temporary Mrs. Treesh jobs in the local area. She was a veteran of the United States Army. She was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Auburn. She was born Nov. 25, 1941, in Hicksville, Ohio, to Edward and Jeannette (Smith) Woodring. She married Melvin A. Treesh on June 26, 1963, in Auburn, and he survives. Also surviving are a son, Bruce Wayne Treesh of Waterloo; three brothersin-law, Robert Treesh of Florida, Richard “Dick” (Joyce) Treesh of Columbia City and James (Penny) Treesh of Garrett; a sisterin-law, Marsha Smith of Albion; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mark Allen Treesh; three brothers and their spouses, Morris (Pat) Woodring, Don (Anne) Woodring and Jerry (Bev) Woodring; two infant brothers; and a brotherin-law, Larry Treesh. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with the Rev. Marcus J. Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn. Calling will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the DeKalb County Humane Shelter. Condolences may be left at fellerandclark.com.
WATERLOO — James Edward Crowl, 59, of Waterloo passed away Monday January 6, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born September 16, 1954 in Garrett to Clayton and Juanita (Krontz) Crowl. His Mr. Crowl father has passed away. His mother survives in Waterloo. Jim was a toolmaker for Charleston Metals in Waterloo for 37 years. He was a 1972 graduate of DeKalb High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Manchester College in 1976. He was a member of Waterloo United Methodist Church. Jim was a Boy Scout Troop Leader and Troop Commissioner for Troop 171 of Waterloo in the 1980s. He was a hunter and an avid buck skinner and blacksmith. He also completely enjoyed his role as Santa Claus for area children for many years. Jim married Judy Paul on May 13, 1978 in Elkhart and she survives. Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith Richard and Melissa Crowl of Auburn and Kevin Ward and Kirsten Crowl of Fort Wayne; and five grandchildren, Danielle Kay Lynn Crowl, Andrew Crowl, Ethan Crowl, William Crowl and Kieran Crowl. Services are 11 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2014 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, with Rev, Michael Halferty officiating. Calling is 2-7 p.m. Thursday and also one hour prior to the services at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. Friday. Memorials may be directed to DeKalb Health or Waterloo United Methodist Church. To send condolences visit fellerandclark.com.
LIGONIER — Joseph J. Heintzelman, 77, of Ligonier, passed away on January 3, 2014, in Kendallville. He was born on October 28, 1936 in Indian Village, Ind., to Joseph and Mae Heintzelman. He married Rosalie Stanger in Ligonier in 1957. She preceded him Mr. Heintzelman in death in May of 1991. He is survived by two sons, Rick (Lisa) Heintzelman of Ligonier, and Jim W. (Cynthia) Heintzelman of Downingtown, Pa.; a daughter, Vicky (Eric) Tierney of Wawaka; six grandchildren, Megan, Melissa, Alex, Lisa, Libbey and Shayne; one great-grandson, Wesley; and a brother, Harvey (Pat) Heintzelman of Ligonier Mr. Heintzelman’s companion of 20 years, Korean Holmes, also survives. Korean’s children and grandchildren, whom Joseph loved as his own, also survive: Charlotte Louise Clark and Joyce Court; two grandchildren, Chvonne and Tefawn, and six great-grandchildren, Roman, Rylea, Skyann, Nick, Kaelin and Koyashia. He leaves behind one other faithful companion, his dog, Jack. Joseph was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Heintzelman, five sisters and two brothers. Mr. Heintzelman had a variety of occupations, including truck driving and working in factories in the RV and manufactured housing industries. After his retirement from Carriage, Inc. in Millersburg, he returned to his roots of farming. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping as well as reading western novels. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching them in their various activities and sporting events. He never knew a stranger and loved a good conversation, and recently referred to himself as a “talk-aholic”. A time of visitation with the family will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, as well as an hour before the service on Saturday A funeral service in his honor will be on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Joey Nelson with Stone’s Hill Community Church will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Merry Lea Environmental Center 2388 S. 500 West, Albion, IN 46701 to encourage kids to be outdoors and develop a love of nature. Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at yeagerfuneral home.com.
FORT WAYNE — Sammy J. Mitchell, 48, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in West Union, Ohio, Sammy was a self-employed upholsterer for many years. She enjoyed walking in the woods Mrs. with her dogs Mitchell and fishing. Surviving are her husband Steve Mitchell; mother, Linda (Dwight) Smith of Satsuma, Fla; son, Taylor Mitchell of Fort Wayne; daughter, Kiley Mitchell of Fort Wayne; brothers, Greg (Alyia) Tudor of Fort Wayne, George (Jenna) Tudor of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tanner Smith of Satsuma, Fla.; motherin-law, Linda (Herb) Hart of Kendallville; and fatherin-law, Stewart (Louvena) Mitchell of Kendallville. Sammy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe and Georgia Brooks. Funeral service is Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1 p.m. at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Rev. Jim Kane will officiate. Calling also be Friday, January 10, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family. To sign the online guest book, go to domccomband sons.com.
James Taylor LAGRANGE — James D. Taylor, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 11:56 a.m. A memorial service will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange. Memorials are to LaGrange Hospice, American Cancer Society, or a memorial of the donor’s choice.
Harold Campbell WARSAW — Harold L. Campbell, 84, of Warsaw, formerly of the Ligonier area, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Home, S.R. 13 and C.R. 500N, North Webster.
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Affordable Care Act assistance available at Carnegie library registration is required. Cathy Pollack, Steuben If you are interested in a County’s certified new walking/ navigator for the hiking club Affordable Care contact Dina at Act, will offer 665-3362, ext. three sessions at the library to 24. It will go help people who from Jan. 13 want to enroll at to May 4 — be the Marketplace heart healthy by website. Cathy summer. will be here Free consulLIBRARY tations are on Thursdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 13 ILLUMINATIONS offered at Talk to a Lawyer Day, and March 13 Monday, Jan. from 3-7 p.m. 20, from 9 a.m. Computers will Dina Ferree to 4 p.m. No be available to appointments are those needing necessary. It is assistance. sponsored by the Children’s Volunteer Lawyer Program story times return this of Northeast Indiana. week. Registration is If you are interested required and space is in photography a new limited. Call 665-3362, group is being formed by ext. 25 for more informaJudy Houk. They meet on tion. Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Feb. The Young Adult 18 at 7 p.m. Call Judy at Book Club meets next on 665-3719 for more info. Thursday at 4 p.m. All Medicare Made young adults who enjoy Simple will be presented reading are welcome. The next book selection will be by Dennis Postema on Thursdays, Jan. 23 at 2 handed out then. and 6 p.m. Dennis is a Afterschool Creative successful entrepreneur, Art for kindergarten and best-selling author, speaker up will be held on Jan. 14 and registered financial and Feb. 11 at 3:45 p.m. consultant. He offers an in the children’s departoverview of choices as ment. Each month a new well as insight into the medium is offered. No
The library is excited about our centennial year in 2015; lots of events planned. A new donation jar is now located at the front desk with all donations to support the Library Centennial Celebrations for 2015.
• complicated parts and options that are Medicare. Kelly from Walgreens will be at the library at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 22 and Feb. 5 to offer free blood pressure screenings. The 12 Books 12 Months book club challenge is over; we plan to bring it back in 2015 for the library’s 100th anniversary. Over the 12 months, 343 bookmarks were turned in. I read a lot of really nice comments about the selections and people enjoyed the challenge. C. Marie Morton won the final prize of $100 cash. Mrs. Morton lives outside of library district: she used the money to buy a two-year membership! The library is excited about our centennial year in 2015; lots of events planned. A new donation jar is now located at the front
desk with all donations to support the Library Centennial Celebrations for 2015. Thank you for any donations you give. Friends of the Library donated $5,694.22 back into the library budget in 2013 from money generated from sales in the Book Cellar. The Book Cellar is open for everyone to shop during library hours. Everything is half-price during the month of January. Listen to WLKI 100.3 FM for public service announcements and closings. The library will be closed on Friday, Jan. 17 for staff in-service training. DINA FERREE is the program
director at Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola.
Campus Clips • Kent recognized for high achievement
Brooke Ridenour to study in Britain
MUNCIE — Lyndzee Kent, a junior psychology major at Ball State University, was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars this fall. This honors organization recognizes high achieving students by offering networking opportunities, leadership and service positions and numerous scholarships. Kent was also recognized at Ball State’s annual Indiana Women of Achievement Awards. Professors nominate various women to represent the College of Sciences and Humanities and note their contributions. These contributions range from employment leadership to women’s health advocacy. Kent finished the fall semester with a 4.0 grade point average.
EVANSVILLE — University of Evansville student Brooke Ridenour of Angola will spend the spring 2014 semester studying abroad at Harlaxton College, UE’s British campus near Grantham, England. Ridenour, who is majoring in pre-art therapy, is among 172 students who begin classes Monday at Harlaxton, housed in a 120-room Victorian manor in the East Midlands countryside. The Harlaxton curriculum features a core course, The British Experience, which offers an interdisciplinary introduction to British life and culture. Literature, art history, economics, history, and political science are part of the course, which combines lectures, seminars, and field trips to locations such as Lincoln and London. In addition to The British Experience, students enroll in a range of classes in the liberal arts and pre-professional studies. Harlaxton College’s British faculty is supplemented by visiting faculty members from American institutions. Optional weekend trips are offered to destinations such as London, Paris, Ireland, Wales, and the Lake District in northern England.
Reidenbach on dean’s list EVANSVILLE — An Angola students earned a position on the University of Evansville Dean’s List for academic achievements during the fall semester. Linsy Reidenbach of Fremont, majoring in nursing, achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Ocean sprawl could put a pinch on marine offerings Dear EarthTalk: I recently heard the term “ocean sprawl,” which was a new one on me. We all know “sprawl” as it manifests itself above sea level. But in the oceans? Can you enlighten? — Bill Chadwick, Nantucket, Mass. We are all familiar by now with “urban sprawl” — the uncontrolled spread of urban development into areas beyond the city. But environmentalists warn that the next frontier in sprawl is on the high seas, where the proliferation of fishing, shipping, tourism, resource extraction, energy development, military exercises and other human activity has begun to call into question just how vast our oceans really are. According to the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), our oceans are already under siege from problems like pollution, overfishing and acidification, and increased industrial activity off-shore — leading to so-called “ocean sprawl” — will jeopardize the food, jobs and recreation we have come to depend on the oceans to provide. It’s hard to believe, given how much planning goes into various
types of development and human activity on land, that the oceans are still like the Wild West—with various entities staking claims on huge stretches of open water for different purposes. A promising approach to combat ocean sprawl is called coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP), a form of zoning for the seas to help define who can do what and where. Says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the federal agency charged with predicting changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts, CMSP “identifies areas most suitable for various types or classes of activities in order to reduce conflicts among uses, reduce environmental impacts, facilitate compatible uses and preserve critical ecosystem services to meet economic, environmental, security and social objectives.” “Marine planning places sound science and the best available information at the heart of decision-making and brings federal, state, tribal and other partners together to cooperatively develop coastal and marine spatial plans,” continues NOAA. “This process is designed to decrease user conflict, improve planning
and regulatory efficiencies, decrease associated costs and delays, engage affected communities and stakeholders, and preserve critical ecosystem functions and services.” President Obama’s 2010 National Ocean Policy directs NOAA and other federal agencies to work with ocean users, industries and coastal communities on ways to implement CMSP in America’s off-shore waters to prevent ocean sprawl at home while setting an example for other nations around the world. Nine regional planning bodies are currently tasked with developing detailed plans for their own regions by early 2015, at which point federal policy makers will begin to coordinate implementation. In response to momentum on CMSP, a coalition of industries including offshore energy, shipping, fisheries, recreation, mining and others formed the World Ocean Council to have a say in how and where marine spatial planning is implemented. The group organized a National Business Forum on Marine Spatial Planning in 2011 and will take part in a World Ocean Summit in
Community Calendar • Wednesday, January 8 • Blood Pressure Checks: 10 a.m. Steuben County Council on Aging, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola. 665-9856 • Euchre Community Game: 12:30 p.m. Steuben County Council on Aging, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola. 665-9856 • Faith Community Health Clinic: 5 p.m. Holy Family Episcopal Church, 909 S. Darling St., Angola. • New Beginnings for Narcotics Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 314 W. Maumee St., Angola.
Thursday, January 9 • Euchre Community Game: 9:30 a.m. Steuben County Council on Aging, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola. 665-9856 • Ashley-Hudson 2000
Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. Ashley OES Hall, Morgan Street, Ashley.
Friday, January 10 • New Beginnings for Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous, 412 S. John St., Angola.
Sunday, January 12 • Narcotics Anonymous: 6 p.m. 412 S. John St., Angola. • New Beginnings for Narcotics Anonymous: 6 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 314 W. Maumee St.
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Overuse of the oceans could jeopardize the food, recreation and other business currently being operated on the world’s
San Francisco in February 2014. Those of us who appreciate the sea certainly hope that CMSP and other
waters. Marine planning is an attempt at regulating some of the ocean activities.
approaches will succeed in turning the tide for oceans and not be undermined by special interests only concerned with bottom
lines. EARTHTALK is provided by the
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Mostly cloudy today with a possibility of flurries. Highs will be in the upper teens. Low tonight of 8. Cloudy Thursday with a chance of light snow. Daytime highs will be in the mid-20s. Overnight low of 22 expected. Friday will be warmer with a high of 35 and a low of 31 degrees. Rain possible.
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parties have made it clear they intend to battle for the support of millions of voters who have suffered economically through the worst recession in decades and the slow, plodding recovery that followed. The political phrase is income disparity — the difference between the rich and the economically squeezed. In pocketbook terms, Democrats chose first to seek an extension of long-term jobless benefits, to be followed by a proposal to increase the minimum wage that many Republicans also are expected to oppose. Among the GOP proposals is a suspension in the requirement to purchase health insurance under “Obamacare,” a change that would potentially save billions of dollars in federal subsidies to the lower-income. As drafted, the unemployment bill would restore between 14 weeks and 47 weeks of benefits averaging $256 weekly to an estimated 1.3 million long-term jobless who were affected when the program expired Dec. 28.
Coats votes ‘yes’ WASHINGTON — Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., voted Tuesday in favor of proceeding to legislation that would extend the emergency unemployment benefits program created after the fiscal crisis of 2008. “While I oppose the current version of the bill, I voted to proceed with considering the unemployment insurance extension because I believe the Senate should have the opportunity to debate and improve this important legislation,” Coats said in a news release. “If Majority Leader Reid once again obstructs senators from Without action by Congress, thousands more each week would feel the impact as their state-funded benefits expire, generally after 26 weeks. In remarks on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of
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offering amendments, I will oppose final passage of this bill.” Coats added, “The unemployment insurance benefits program needs to be reformed to ensure that it works better for those truly in need and connects those who are unemployed with available jobs. Additionally, Congress cannot continue to rack up more debt and pass the bill along to our children. Any further extension of this program should be paid for, and I am working on offering amendments that both would offset this cost and help put Americans back to work.” Nevada noted that a recent spate of positive economic news doesn’t “match the darker reality” of the lives of millions. “They sit at the kitchen table, if they’re lucky and have a kitchen table to sit. They’re juggling bills.”
“With all this cold the trucks are freezing up,” Penick said. “You have to clean the windows.” In the last few years, winters have been relatively mild in Steuben County and Penick joked that maybe it’s “payback time.” “Back in the early ’90s we had bad weather. I think this was worse than they thought and we got more snow than predicted,” he said. As his department works to dig the county out, Penick asked for patience and offered a few reminders to motorists. “Be very cautious on roads. If you see a county truck — give them space. If we put snow back in your driveway we apologize,” he said. “I know people are getting antsy and want to get out. It’s their livelihood and they want to go to work.” Penick said his crews aren’t putting salt down because it’s too cold to be effective and would add to the ice. Officials at the Indiana Toll Road reported driving conditions there are still quite slick Tuesday night. They advised motorists to stay off the toll road if possible. Elsewhere around the county, attempts were being made to return to normal. Retha Hicks, spokesperson for the Angola Street Department, said a mixture of salt and sand is being applied around the city. “It’s changing hour by hour and depending on the street,” Hicks said Tuesday. “We’ve had a few breakdowns, but we’ve been through the city twice today.” Hicks said a few trucks have gotten stuck, but the
street department is focusing on clearing. “As long as the wind dies down,” she said. “We’re working hard and plugging away.” She said the city eventually will remove the huge piles of snow in the Public Square’s quadrants. As for when that happens, she did not immediately know, as the plowing continues. Tom Selman, Angola Water Department superintendent, has been experiencing frozen lines. “We have a couple of water towers and the lines became froze. We spent the night working on them. We have four storage tanks and two had issues. The water was there, but the controls were malfunctioning,” he said. Elsewhere around the city, Selman said there have been issues with water meters cracking. Once the weather gets warmer, he said the problem will become worse. To help matters, Selman suggested residents keep their garage doors closed, meters protected and houses sealed up. Angola Fire Chief Mike Meek said his department luckily hasn’t had any trucks or engines freeze. His department did handle two incidents Tuesday involving sprinkler heads freezing and breaking indoors. One was inside the foyer at Staples on North Wayne Street. Meek said no employees were present and the store suffered some water damage to merchandise. The other sprinkler break occurred at the Trine University Student Center, inside a foyer. Meek said people were present in the area and some got wet cleaning up the water. Angola Clerk-Treasurer Deb Twitchell said other city business is progressing, or trying to get there. She went into work Monday for a few hours to complete payroll. The next day, City Hall was open, but weather conditions were being monitored. “We have a skeleton staff here,” she said. Twitchell said city employees who were able to get to work were carpooling and picking up colleagues who couldn’t get out. In Fremont, Town Manager Chris Snyder said businesses and gas stations are slowly reopening. “Some stores are opening with gas stations. Overall, you can get around and hopefully, it will get better,”
Snyder said. “We’re moving slow.” The freezing temperatures affected mechanical equipment at the Steuben Lakes Regional Waste District plant in rural Steuben County near Flint. The plant operator, Mark Lepley, had to go to the plant at midnight on Monday for an alarm and because of the drifts on the roads, decided to stay the night, said SLRWD superintendent Tim Frederick. He stayed warm, Frederick said, but the district may purchase a couple of fold-up beds for future emergencies. Food is kept in the district kitchen, and district employee Melanie Hull cooked lunch for those that braved the elements to keep the wastewater treated, Frederick said. “The service technicians have had a few calls at individual residences but have responded within an hour,” he said. “They sure appreciate the tremendous battle that the Steuben County Highway staff has fought with the road clearing.” With the county offices closed during the first part of the week, court hearings scheduled for Monday and Tuesday will have to be rescheduled. One notable court date scheduled Monday afternoon in Steuben Circuit Court was murder suspect Kenny Rogers Fletcher, 41, Angola. Fletcher, represented by public defender Robert Hardy, was set for a pretrial conference. His jury trial is scheduled for March 3. As arraignments couldn’t be held for new arrests, the Steuben County Prosecutors Office and judges developed probable cause documentation for those held in Steuben County Jail for 72 hours. On weekends and holidays, the procedure is often used when regular courthouse proceedings are suspended, said Deputy Kedric Beard, who was working at the jail on Tuesday. A prosecutor reviews the arrest information and if probable cause is determined for a crime, one of the three Steuben County judges can enact a hold pending an arraignment and the determination of bail. Some arrests were made Friday through Sunday. No arrests were logged on Monday.
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Briefly • Hannah winners for Republican, The Star In the Hannah Holstein basketball contest for The Herald Republican, Dorothy Anstett had the highest score for the second straight week by picking 18 games right. But rules state she can only win the weekly prize once every 30 days. So the next contestant in the standings who won the one-eighth sheet cake from Angola’s Heavenly Breads & Sweets was Steve Anstett of Pleasant Lake. He picked 17 games right. Angola residents Norma Hammel and David Lewellyn each picked 16 games right. In The Star contest, Skip Zellers of Auburn correctly picked 16 winners, matching Janet Zeider of Garrett. But Zellers’ tiebreaker of 98 was closest to the 110 points IPFW scored to win the $25 gift certificate from MJS Apparel in Garrett. Dave Cooper of Butler, and Bob Zmyslony and John Smurr of Garrett all selected 15. Hannah Scores Caston 57, Central Noble 53 West Noble 63, Eastside 43 Fairfield 71, Rochester 59 West Noble 59, Prairie Heights 53 Leo 70, Concordia 67 Lowell 66, Churubusco 44 Girls, Leo 47, Angola 33 IPFW 65, Bowling Green 60 Michigan 63, Minnesota 60 Wisconsin 76, Northwestern 49 Saint Francis 70, Goshen 64 Trine 73, Ohio Northern 68 IPFW 110, Kalamazoo 74 Ohio State 84, Nebraska 53 Michigan State 73, Indiana 56 Illinois 75, Penn State 55 Notre Dame 79, Duke 77 Minnesota 82, Purdue 79 Wisconsin 75, Iowa 71 Michigan 74, Northwestern 51 KPC Standings Week Year GB *WOSPB 14-6 78-22 — Friend 14-6 78-22 — Fillmore 12-8 74-26 4 Fisher 14-6 73-27 5 *World’s only sports prognosticating bovine
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TODAY G I R LS BAS K ETBALL Angola at East Noble, 6:1 5 p.m. BOYS BAS K ETBALL East Noble at Westview, 6 p.m. W R E STLI NG East Noble at Columbia City, 6:3 0 p.m. TH U R S DAY BOYS BAS K ETBALL Central Noble at Garrett, 6 p.m. G I R LS BAS K ETBALL Eastside at DeKalb, 6:1 5 p.m. Hamilton at Westview, 6 p.m. W R E STLI NG Angola at West Noble, 6:3 0 p.m. Churubusco at Lakeland, 6:3 0 p.m. Prairie Heights at Fremont, 6:3 0 p.m. Garrett at Bluffton, 6:3 0 p.m. DeKalb at New Haven, 6:3 0 p.m. GYM NASTICS West Noble at East Noble, 6:3 0 p.m. DeKalb at Concordia, 6:3 0 p.m. SW I M M I NG East Noble at Northridge, 4:4 5 p.m. N HC Dive at Homestead, 5 p.m. C OLLEG E BAS K ETBALL Men, Trine at Hope, 7:3 0 p.m. Women, Adrian at Trine, 7:3 0 p.m.
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Luck, Brady in spotlight Colts signalcaller grew up following NE QB
In 14th season, Brady still fired up for playoffs
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Growing up, Andrew Luck kept trying to emulate the quarterbacks he watched on Sunday afternoons, guys like Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers. And Tom Brady. Now, the 24-year-old franchise quarterback is all grown up and about to face his next big test — trying to beat Brady on his home turf with a trip to the AFC championship game on the line. “I think there are so many quarterbacks that do so many great things that as a quarterback you’d like to watch all of them and say, ‘They do this so well,’ and see if you can do that,” Luck said Tuesday. His next chance comes Saturday night when the Colts (12-5) travel to New England (12-4). Luck has already done his part to live up to the seemingly impossible standards that came with replacing Manning in Indy. The two-time Heisman Trophy runner up spent two college seasons being called everything from the most polished college quarterback since Manning to the most promising quarterback prospect at Stanford since John Elway. Luck just focused on playing his game and the results have been impressive. He has thrown for more yards (8,196) in his first two seasons than any quarterback in NFL history. His 22 regular-season wins rank No. 2 to Russell Wilson among all second-year quarterbacks since 1970, and with nine
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady head-butted teammates before his first Super Bowl. Twelve years and four more NFL championship games later, the quarterback hasn’t lost his fire. He still shows it before games and after big plays by banging helmets with other New England Patriots. “I’m pretty emotional,” Brady said Tuesday. That should be obvious when the Patriots come back from a first-round bye to face the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC divisional-round playoff game Saturday night. Especially if he has plenty of scoring plays to celebrate. His mood would be quite different if NFL sacks leader Robert Mathis keeps getting close enough to tackle him or hurry his passes. “He’s a great player and been a great player for a long time,” Brady said. “He’s having one of the best years of his career.” So what can Brady do if he sees the 11-year veteran bearing down on him? Step up in the pocket? Throw quickly? Duck? “I can’t really run away from him,” Brady said with his usual jab at his lack of speed, “so that option’s out the door.” There’s no doubt he’ll have his eyes trained on the linebacker who lines up in different places on different plays. “You have to understand where
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday in Indianapolis.
career TDs rushing, he already ranks fourth on the franchise’s career list behind only Manning (17), Bert Jones (14) and John Unitas (13) — all previous MVPs Even when it comes to measuring up to Manning, Luck has done remarkably well. In October, he beat Manning in
their first head-to-head meeting. And after rallying Indianapolis (12-5) to the second-greatest comeback in playoff history last weekend, Luck’s first postseason win came four seasons sooner than Manning’s. A win over the Patriots (12-4) would give Luck SEE LUCK, PAGE B2
SEE BRADY, PAGE B2
Pacers win third straight, 86-79
No. 9 ISU tops No. 7 Baylor
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roy Hibbert scored 22 points and Danny Granger matched his season high with 13 to help Indiana hold off Toronto 86-79 Tuesday night. The Pacers (28-6) won their third straight, retaining the NBA’s best record by holding the Raptors to a season low in points. Toronto (16-17) has lost two straight on the road — at Miami and Indiana — after winning four straight. The Raptors were led by DeMar DeRozan with 28 and Patrick Patterson with 20 against a Pacers team that looked more
like itself after losing north of the border last week. Indiana had a 40-26 scoring advantage in the paint and limited the Raptors to 37 percent shooting from the field. And instead of struggling in the second half, the Pacers pulled away. They closed the first half on an 8-3 spurt to take a 44-36 lead they extended to 17 in the third. Toronto couldn’t get closer than six the rest of the way. Not all went smoothly for the Pacers. All-Star Paul George got into early foul trouble and never
really got going. And the Pacers’ usually solid outside shooters were just 1 of 11 from 3-point range. But Indiana turned the tables on Toronto with an old combination. The Pacers had a 53-36 rebounding edge, and filled the gaps with a balanced offense. Lance Stephenson fell just short of his fourth triple double of the season, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. George and George Hill each added 11. But Toronto fought valiantly, jumping to an 11-4 lead and quickly cut an eight-point second quarter deficit to 32-31 with a 7-0 spurt.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — DeAndre Kane had a season-high 30 points with nine assists, eight rebounds and five steals as No. 9 Iowa State rolled past No. 7 Baylor 87-72 on Tuesday night, setting a school record with its 14th straight win. Melvin Ejim added 18 points for the Cyclones (14-0, 2-0 Big 12). They outscored Baylor 47-34 in the second half and rolled to a surprisingly decisive win. Kane had 17 points in the first half, helping his struggling teammates take a two-point lead.
Heights’ Heller aiming for 1,000 BY JAMES FISHER email@example.com
BRUSHY PRAIRIE — One point: That’s what separates Jacob Heller from reaching a milestone. The Prairie Heights junior has 999 career points entering Friday’s Northeast Corner Conference boys basketball game with Angola. It’s a key NECC contest for both teams. Prairie Heights (6-2) lost its first league game on Saturday to West Noble and needs a win if the squad hopes to stay in the chase for a league title. Angola (3-4) is 1-1 in the conference. “Angola is a very physical team and coach Bentley has done a great job,” said Prairie Heights coach Brett Eltzroth. “We’ll have to lick our wounds from the loss to West Noble and learn from it.” The loss to West Noble ended a six-game winning streak by the Panthers that included victories over Fairfield, Bethany Christian, Elkhart Christian, Bronson, Churubusco and Eastside. The contest with Elkhart Christian was an overtime affair that saw Heller score 36 points in an 86-79 triumph. “We started off with a rough loss at Garrett, then got on a little roll,” Heller said. “We want to be right there in the mix in the NECC. We just have to play well as a team for us to accomplish
our goal. With guys like Cody Bachelor, Kyler West and Austin Penick hitting their shots from the outside, it opens it up for me inside.” Add seniors Dylan Stayner, Corey Johnson, Levi Tuckerman, Spencer Lake and Bobby Blum to the mix and it’s easy to see why Prairie Heights is off to a strong start. A three-year starter, it’s no secret to opposing teams that Heller is Heights’ weapon. Teams have no option but to focus on him. “He’s a good scorer and he draws a lot of attention,” Eltzroth said. With the attention on Heller, the heroics of others have been a big key to the team’s success. And you never know who it’s going to be. “I’m excited with this team, every night it’s someone else that steps up,” Eltzroth said. Friday’s contest with Angola will be played at Prairie Heights and is a doubleheader, with the girls teams set to begin play at 6 p.m. and the boys to follow. It will be the final game for the teams before next week’s league tournament. Prairie Heights will play at Churubusco on Jan. 15 in a quarterfinal game. “We’ve got to come back and
Prairie Heights junior Jacob Heller (22) looks inside while guarded by West Noble’s Brandon Evans during a recent Northeast Corner Conference contest. Heller is one point away from reaching 1,000 career points.
work hard for the conference tournament and we always want to be playing our best basketball at the end of the year,” Heller said.
Craig Everage is the all-time leading scorer in boys basketball at Prairie Heights with 1,146 points.
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Maddux, Glavine hope to IU women enter Hall of Fame together ranked for first ATLANTA (AP) — There were a lot of guys who threw harder than Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. No one knew more about pitching. Mad Dog and Glav were stalwarts in the Atlanta Braves rotation, a potent 1-2 punch for an entire decade on a team that made the playoffs year after year. Now, they have a chance to come together again for the highest honor of their careers — membership in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Maddux and Glavine are both eligible for the first time, with the inductees to be announced Wednesday. They hope to join their former manager, Bobby Cox, who was picked for the Hall last month in a separate vote. “They’re the guys that got me this far, that’s for sure,” Cox said. “I’ve got my fingers crossed for both of them.” While Maddux is likely a shoe-in, having won 355 games and four Cy Young awards during his career, Glavine might have a tougher time getting in the first time around despite 305 victories. At some point both should have their names etched at Cooperstown. The only eligible 300-game winner not in the Hall is Roger Clemens, who was passed over in 2012 because
time in 21 years
Former Atlanta Braves teammates Greg Maddux, left, and Tom Glavine, right, may be enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the same class.
of doping allegations and figures to be left off plenty of ballots this year, as well. Maddux and Glavine never had Clemens’ type of dominating stuff. Instead, they relied on pinpoint control and changing speeds to keep hitters off balance. Laid back and always up for a vulgar joke away from the field, Maddux was a fierce competitor — hence, the nickname — who would often scream obscenities when a pitch didn’t go exactly where he wanted. He approached his craft like an artist, aware that a subtle stroke could wind up being the mark of genius.
Maddux spent untold hours working on his mechanics in the bullpen, constantly seeking the perfect windup, the perfect delivery, the perfect followthrough. “If you do everything mechanically correct, it’s impossible for the ball not to go where you want it,” he once said. “It really is. It’s just like a golf swing. If you make the absolute perfect golf swing, the ball is going to go where you’re aiming it. Pitching is no different.” Maddux won four straight NL Cy Young awards from 1992-95 — Randy Johnson is the only
other pitcher to capture four in a row — and produced two of the greatest years ever at the end of that run. During the strike-shortened 1994 season, Maddux went 16-6 with a career-best 1.56 ERA, which is even more impressive compared to the cumulative NL ERA of 4.21 (the 2.65 differential was the highest ever recorded). The following year he led the Braves to a World Series championship by going 19-2 with a 1.63 ERA even while hitters continued to put up inflated offensive stats (the NL had a 4.18 cumulative ERA) during the Steroids Era.
FSU focuses on sustaining success NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says winning the national championship was the culmination of a four-year process that began when he replaced Bobby Bowden as the head of the program in 2010. The next challenge is to sustain that success. Fisher now finds himself in Bowden’s old shoes where titles will be expected from a passionate fan base. Florida State beat Auburn 34-31 Monday night to win its first crown since 1999. “You’ve got to go back to ground zero and you can’t worry about expectations,” Fisher said Tuesday. “That’s the thing, once expectations get so high, is to not let complacency set in.” “It’s human nature, you take winning for granted. You take success for granted,” he said. A quick glance at the roster shows why Florida State (14-0) will enter 2014 as the favorite. The Seminoles return Heisman quarterback Jameis Winston for his sophomore season and lose just three senior offensive starters. Florida State must replace four senior defensive starters and Fisher said he thinks there are up to three underclassmen who have decisions to make about a
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher reacts after winning the NCAA BCS National Championship over Auburn Monday.
possible move to the NFL. “The future is bright,” freshman cornerback Jalen Ramsey said. “We know what it takes now. We know how it feels. We don’t be disappointed next year from not being here. “We want to make this thing a dynasty. Florida State is back to where it should always be.” That senior class was Fisher’s first as head coach and was the cornerstone of the new foundation. The 2011 class, however, was widely considered the No. 1 recruiting class in the country and one of the best in school history. Then
there’s the 2012 class that includes Winston, another handful of starters and more young talent that had to wait their turn. This was not an old team that will need to replace starters all over the field. “I don’t care how talented you are,” Fisher maintained. “This team has to go back, get its own identity, get its own leadership and develop that, and that’s going to be our challenge now. It’s how hungry can you stay to be able to do it over and over again, and that’s going to be the challenge and our mindset and that’s going to
be my temperament going in, to be able to set that stage so we can do that and stay on top and be very competitive at the top.” “That’s our nature as humans, it’s not too grind, it’s not to push. That’s why there is only one champion at the end,” he said. Fisher did get a chance to savor the moment late after the game, surrounded by friends and family in his hotel room. He sat half asleep in a chair, exhausted, and nursed a pulled hamstring he sustained running down the sideline and chasing an official after Auburn wasn’t called for a horse collar tackle at the end of a catch-and-run by Rashad Green late in the game. “You feel like you want to sleep for about a week after these seasons,” Fisher said. “We’ll get back tomorrow and give the staff a day or so and then we’ll get back recruiting and we got to get going. “It’s time for another one,” he said. Twenty years after Florida State won its first national championship under Bowden, the Seminoles won the third in school history with his successor. The Seminoles broke a string of seven consecutive national champions from the SEC.
BRADY: Patriots are 8-4 in games decided by seven points or fewer FROM PAGE B1
he’s at. He really has a sense of urgency,” Brady said. And a knack for stripping the ball while sacking the quarterback. “That’s why he’s one of the best players in the league, because he makes those types of plays happen,” Brady said. “He makes them on a regular basis. It’s not a fluke when he does it.” Mathis led the NFL with 19 1-2 sacks and forced eight fumbles. His strip-sack of Kansas City’s Alex Smith led to a Colts touchdown in their 45-44 wild-card win over the Chiefs last Saturday. The Colts overcame a 28-point, third-quarter deficit to win that. The Patriots overcame a 24-point halftime deficit against the Denver Broncos for a 34-31 regular-season overtime win.
“It was a great game, a great team win,” Brady said of Indianapolis’ victory. “Once you get some momentum going on your side, it’s pretty remarkable to be able to do that.” Another big lead Saturday night likely won’t be safe until the very late stages, not with Brady and Andrew Luck leading their offenses. “We’ve been in a lot of close games, they’ve been in a lot of close games,” Brady said. “They find a way to win them. That’s how they got to this point.” The Colts are 6-1, including the playoffs, in games decided by six points or fewer. The Patriots are 8-4 in games decided by seven or fewer. Brady downplays the meeting with Luck, who has a chance to match Brady’s accomplishment of winning
a Super Bowl in his second season. The chance to keep the youngster from upstaging the all-time great doesn’t provide extra motivation. “My motivation is pretty simple,” Brady said. “I just try to win. That’s what I try to do and try to be part of the reason why we’re successful.” The Patriots practiced indoors Tuesday with the outside temperature in the low teens. Brady said he had a cold. “A little bit, but I’ll live,” he said. “Hopefully not on the injury report. I’ll try to talk my way out of that one.” Brady wants to be around for it all — the practices, the games, the celebrations. So he’s treating this week with his usual intensity. “I think he’s just trying to relay that to everyone else,”
Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich said. “You do your work now. You put in the time now. You study the tape and you practice hard now, so when the games come you’ve already done it three times in the week. So you go out there and just play and have fun.” In his 14th NFL season, the enthusiasm of the MVP of the 2002 Super Bowl persists. “It’s incredible to play in this,” he said. “These are the moments you dream about, to be in the NFL playoffs and you have a chance with eight other teams to be the last team standing. “It’s why we work hard. It’s why every guy puts a lot out there. You sacrifice a lot of things. A lot of people would die to be in our positions. I don’t think you take those things for granted.”
(AP) — Curt Miller figured it was going to be a long rebuilding project when he took over Indiana last season. Maybe it won’t take as long as the veteran coach thought. The undefeated Hoosiers earned their first Top 25 ranking in nearly 21 years Monday when they entered the poll at No. 22. “We’re ahead of schedule,” Miller said in a phone interview. “Last year we think we overachieved at 11-19. Coming into this year we were predicted to finish 12th in the conference because we graduated our three leading scorers. To do what we’ve done already in year two is great, but our long journey is far from being over.” There wasn’t much celebration of the ranking on campus as Indiana (14-0) was closed for the storm that was blasting the Midwest. Being in the Top 25 is something expected in the basketball crazed state — on the men’s side that is. The men’s program has been ranked for a total of 175 weeks since the women’s only previous appearance in the poll. Earning the first ranking since more than half his players were born is a great accomplishment for Miller’s team. “We’re really excited now,” he said. “We are just in the baby steps of rebuilding this program where it needs to be. We’re off to a good start and there is great chemistry in the locker room.” Miller’s has seven freshmen on his roster, including three who start. Larryn Brooks leads the way averaging 18.8 points and has been stellar in her rookie season. The first-year players are accounting for 73 percent of the offense — tops by far
among BCS teams according to STATS. While the first-years are putting up the points, Miller credits a changing culture as a big reason for the success. The Hoosiers finished last in the Big Ten in Miller’s first season and the second-year coach said that cliques hampered team chemistry last year. “We have a great locker room dynamic,” Miller said. “The seniors have a sense of urgency and they needed the freshman class to help them. The freshmen needed the seniors to teach them how to be a college player.” The togetherness is evident in Indiana’s play in close games and on the road. The Hoosiers are 6-0 on the road — the most wins since the 2008-09 season. The six road games also ties for the most among BCS schools according to STATS. The Hoosiers have also won six games by seven points or less. “I’m really proud of our effort on the road,” Miller said. “It’s really helped us bond as a group.” Miller and his team will have a little extra time to savor their first ranking since 1993. Indiana was supposed to play at Purdue on Monday night but the game was postponed because of the severe weather hitting the area. No immediate makeup date was announced, meaning the Hoosiers’ first game as a ranked team will be at home on Saturday against Ohio State. “It’s up to the conference, we’ve given a few of our preferential dates,” Miller said of making the game up. “Our bye dates don’t match up so someone’s going to have a week of one-day preps. Some program is going to be crunched hard.”
Skier Vonn to miss Sochi Olympics (AP) — Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old from Vail, Colo., announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one month before the opening ceremony in Russia. Her personal publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement that Vonn “will have surgery shortly.” In a posting on Facebook,
Vonn said she is “devastated” to miss the Olympics, “but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level.” She took home two medals from the 2010 Vancouver Games, including becoming the first American woman to win an Olympic gold in the downhill. Vonn is also a four-time overall World Cup champion, the most recognized name in Alpine skiing — and, as it happens, the girlfriend of Tiger Woods.
LUCK: Praises Patriots QB for setting a ‘standard for success’ FROM PAGE B1
the same total of playoff wins over Brady than Manning — one. But that’s not what motivates Luck. “He studies so much tape and prepares himself so well that he’s able to identify and see things, even if it was a year ago,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “He’s got that, probably what Tom has and what Peyton has and all the great ones have, is the ability to identify and see things and put things behind him and move on.” That ability to move on is perhaps the reason Luck is still playing in January. Last week, after throwing interceptions on consecutive passes, Luck managed to shake off the bad throws. Down 38-10 early in the third quarter, he steadily moved the Colts back into contention and when he hooked up with T.Y. Hilton on a 64-yard TD pass with 4:21 to go, Indy suddenly had a 45-44 lead. The defense held off Kansas City’s last-gasp drive, giving Luck the chance to savor his historic comeback by taking a knee three straight times. Things are bound to be
much tougher this time around as the Colts and Patriots renew what has been one of the NFL’s fiercest rivalries over the last decade. Brady won his first six starts against the Colts, a span that included two playoff games. Manning answered by winning five of the next six, including the 2006 AFC championship game when he rallied Indy from an 18-point deficit. Brady and the Patriots have won the last three, including last year’s forgettable 59-24 rout in frosty New England when Luck was picked off three times and lost a fumble. It was so bad Pagano said he wanted to “burn” the tape. To Luck, Saturday’s game is all about advancing in the playoffs against a team and quarterback that have played their best football when it matters most. “He has definitely set the standard for success,” Luck said of Brady. “The way he handles himself, watching from afar, the competitive nature and basically all the right things he does. Yeah, I guess he is a barometer and he is the standard.”
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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 5 5 Carroll 0 1 7 3 Bellmont 0 1 4 4 DeKalb 0 1 3 8 East Noble 0 1 0 8 Saturday, Jan. 4 Norwell 68, Floyd Central 46 Jennings County 76, Norwell 65 Carroll 59, Van Wert (Ohio) 54 Columbia City 57, Wawasee 28 Bellmont 56, South Adams 55 Tuesday, Jan. 7 New Haven at Fort Wayne Snider, ppd Wednesday, Jan. 8 East Noble at Westview, 7:30 p.m. 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 West Noble 3 0 7 0 Westview 3 0 4 2 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 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 Ctrl. 56, Central Noble 47 Winning Edge Holiday Tournament NorthWood 54, Fairfield 37 Wednesday, Jan. 8 Churubusco at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. East Noble at Westview, 7:30 p.m. Lakeland at Sturgis (Mich.), ppd, rescheduled for Feb. 8, 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 4 Heritage 1 1 2 4 South Adams 0 2 2 7 Southern Wells 0 2 1 5 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 70, Concordia 67 Bellmont 56, South Adams 55 Tuesday, Jan. 7 Cowan at Southern Wells, ppd. 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 1 East Noble 3 0 10 3 DeKalb 3 0 9 3 Norwell 1 2 8 3 Columbia City 1 2 9 5 New Haven 1 2 6 7 Carroll 0 3 3 10 Bellmont 0 3 0 13 Saturday, Jan. 4 Plymouth Shootout Norwell 48, Plymouth 39 Norwell 71, Wawasee 30 Wednesday, Jan. 8 Angola at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. Leo at Norwell, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 Eastside at DeKalb, 7:45 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 Westview 6 0 10 2 Fairfield 5 0 7 2 West Noble 5 2 7 5 Angola 4 2 4 7 Fremont 2 2 6 5 Prairie Heights 3 4 6 6 Lakeland 3 4 5 8 Churubusco 2 3 5 7 Central Noble 1 5 3 7 Hamilton 0 4 2 5 Eastside 0 5 2 9 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 47, Angola 33 NorthWood 44, Fairfield 32 Monday, Jan. 6 Manchester at Central Noble, ppd. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Fairfield at Jimtown, ppd. Prairie Heights at Bronson (Mich.), ppd. West Noble at Tippecanoe Valley, ppd, rescheduled for Jan. 22, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Lakeland at Sturgis (Mich.), ppd, rescheduled for Feb. 8, 6 p.m. Angola at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 Hamilton at Westview, 7:30 p.m. Eastside at DeKalb, 7:45 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 6 5 South Adams 1 3 10 3 Bluffton 1 3 3 8 Adams Central 0 4 3 8 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 47, Angola 33 Southern Wells 62, Randolph Southern 22 Tuesday, Jan. 7 Antwerp (Ohio) at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. Bluffton at Northfield, ppd, rescheduled for Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. Heritage at Bishop Dwenger, ppd Lakewood Park at Adams Central, ppd 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 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Bethany Christian vs. Bremen, ppd. to Jan 9. Clinton Christian vs. Horizon Christian, ppd. Covington vs. Benton Central, ppd. Cowan vs. Southern Wells, ppd. Crown Point vs. Hammond Gavit, ppd. to Feb 4. Delphi vs. Tipton, ppd. to Jan 15. E. Noble vs. Westview, susp. Eastern (Pekin) vs. Austin, ppd. Ev. Memorial vs. Boonville, ppd. Ft. Wayne South vs. Ft. Wayne Northrop, ppd. Gary 21st Century vs. Hammond, ppd.
Gary Roosevelt vs. Calumet, ppd. Hanover Central vs. Griffith, ppd. Indpls Cathedral vs. Indpls Northwest, ppd. Jimtown vs. Argos, ppd. Lakeland vs. Sturgis, Mich., ppd. to Jan 8. Lowell vs. Hebron, ppd. Mt. Carmel, Ill. vs. Ev. Central, ppd. N. Decatur vs. Edinburgh, ppd. New Buffalo, Mich. vs. Westville, ppd. New Haven vs. Ft. Wayne Snider, ppd. NorthWood vs. Fairfield, ppd. to Jan 27. Providence vs. Madison, ppd. to Feb 15. Tri-Central vs. Northwestern, ppd. Wapahani vs. Muncie Central, ppd. to Feb 15. Western Boone vs. N. Putnam, ppd. to Feb 1. Wheeler vs. Hammond Noll, ppd. Winamac vs. LaVille, ppd. to Feb 4. Greene County Tournament First Round Linton vs. White River Valley, ppd. to Jan 8. N. Central (Farmersburg) vs. Eastern (Greene), ppd. to Jan 8. Hendricks County Tournament First Round Avon vs. Tri-West, ppd. to Jan 9. Cascade vs. Danville, ppd. to Jan 9.
Prep Girls Basketball Scores POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Barr-Reeve vs. S. Knox, ppd. Bethesda Christian vs. Indiana Deaf, ppd. to Jan 11. Bluffton vs. Northfield, ppd. Boone Grove vs. River Forest, ppd. Boonville vs. Tecumseh, ppd. Bowman Academy vs. Elkhart Memorial, ppd. to Jan 21. Calumet vs. Munster, ppd. Charlestown vs. Rock Creek Academy, ppd. Chesterton vs. Hammond Clark, ppd. Christian Academy vs. Trinity Lutheran, ppd. Clinton Prairie vs. Frankfort, ppd. to Jan 20. Connersville vs. Greenfield, ppd. Covenant Christian vs. Indpls Scecina, ppd. Crawford Co. vs. Clarksville, ppd. to Feb 1. Delphi vs. Clinton Central, ppd. Delta vs. Eastbrook, ppd. E. Central vs. Jennings Co., ppd. to Jan 9. Eastside vs. DeKalb, ppd. to Jan 9. Fairfield vs. Jimtown, ppd. Forest Park vs. Dubois, ppd. to Jan 10. Frontier vs. W. Central, ppd. to Jan 25. Ft. Wayne South vs. Ft. Wayne Northrop, ppd. Greencastle vs. Northview, ppd. Griffith vs. Portage, ppd. Hammond Morton vs. Crown Point, ppd. Heritage Christian vs. Lawrence Central, ppd. to Jan 11. Huntington North vs. Ft. Wayne North, ppd. Indpls Brebeuf vs. Lebanon, ppd. to Jan 13. Indpls Marshall vs. Indpls Broad Ripple, ppd. Indpls Perry Meridian vs. New Palestine, ppd. to Jan 9. Indpls Ritter vs. Ft. Wayne Canterbury, ppd. Jay Co. vs. Muncie South, ppd. Kouts vs. Knox, ppd. Lakeland vs. Sturgis, Mich., ppd. to Jan 8. Lakewood Park vs. Adams Central, ppd. Madison vs. Brownstown, ppd. McCutcheon vs. Lafayette Jeff, ppd. Morgan Twp. vs. Valparaiso, ppd. to Feb 6. N. Daviess vs. Orleans, ppd. N. Vermillion vs. Terre Haute South, ppd. New Washington vs. Scottsburg, ppd. Oak Hill vs. Cass, ppd. Perry Central vs. Paoli, ppd. to Jan 9. Rochester vs. N. Judson, ppd. Rushville vs. Franklin Co., ppd. S. Bend Clay vs. Concord, ppd. to Jan 21. S. Central (Harrison) vs. Lanesville, ppd. to Jan 8. Southport vs. Bloomington North, ppd. to Jan 9. Southwestern (Shelby) vs. Eastern Hancock, ppd. to Jan 28. Springs Valley vs. Wood Memorial, ppd. Tipton vs. Sheridan, ppd. to Jan 11. Tri-Central vs. Indianapolis Homeschool, ppd. University vs. Indpls Metro, ppd. W. Noble vs. Tippecanoe Valley, ppd. to Jan 22. Westfield vs. Western Boone, ppd. to Jan 9. Wheeler vs. Hobart, ppd. Whiting vs. Lake Station, ppd. to Jan 8. Winamac vs. Tri-County, ppd. to Jan 18. Ripley County Tournament First Round Jac-Cen-Del vs. S. Ripley, ppd. to Jan 10. Batesville vs. Milan, ppd. to Jan 10.
NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 16 17 .485 — Brooklyn 13 21 .382 3½ Boston 13 21 .382 3½ New York 12 22 .353 4½ Philadelphia 12 23 .343 5 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 27 8 .771 — Atlanta 18 17 .514 9 Washington 15 17 .469 10½ Charlotte 15 21 .417 12½ Orlando 10 24 .294 16½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 28 6 .824 — Chicago 15 18 .455 12½ Detroit 14 21 .400 14½ Cleveland 12 23 .343 16½ Milwaukee 7 27 .206 21 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 26 8 .765 — Houston 22 13 .629 4½ Dallas 19 15 .559 7 New Orleans 15 18 .455 10½ Memphis 15 18 .455 10½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 27 7 .794 — Portland 26 8 .765 1 Minnesota 17 17 .500 10 Denver 16 17 .485 10½ Utah 11 25 .306 17 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 24 13 .649 — L.A. Clippers 24 13 .649 — Phoenix 20 13 .606 2 L.A. Lakers 14 20 .412 8½ Sacramento 10 22 .313 11½ Monday’s Games Minnesota 126, Philadelphia 95 Brooklyn 91, Atlanta 86 L.A. Clippers 101, Orlando 81 Tuesday’s Games Indiana 86, Toronto 79 Cleveland 111, Philadelphia 93 Washington 97, Charlotte 83 Miami 107, New Orleans 88 New York 89, Detroit 85 Chicago 92, Phoenix 87 Golden State 101, Milwaukee 80 San Antonio at Memphis, late L.A. Lakers at Dallas, late Boston at Denver, late Oklahoma City at Utah, late Portland at Sacramento, late Wednesday’s Games Dallas at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Golden State at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 8 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Miami at New York, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver, 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 Montreal 44 25 14 5 55 114 103 Tampa Bay 42 25 13 4 54 119 100
Detroit 43 19 1410 48 114 121 Toronto 44 21 18 5 47 122 132 Ottawa 44 19 18 7 45 126 141 Florida 43 16 21 6 38 102 136 Buffalo 42 12 26 4 28 74 118 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 44 31 12 1 63 142 103 Philadelphia 43 22 17 4 48 114 118 Washington 42 20 16 6 46 128 128 Carolina 43 18 16 9 45 105 124 N.Y. Rangers44 21 20 3 45 108 119 New Jersey 44 17 18 9 43 103 113 Columbus 43 19 20 4 42 117 126 N.Y. Islanders4516 22 7 39 124 149 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Chicago 45 29 7 9 67 167 124 St. Louis 41 29 7 5 63 150 95 Colorado 42 26 12 4 56 123 108 Minnesota 44 22 17 5 49 106 113 Dallas 42 20 15 7 47 123 131 Winnipeg 45 19 21 5 43 123 135 Nashville 43 18 19 6 42 102 129 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Anaheim 44 31 8 5 67 146 111 San Jose 43 27 10 6 60 142 111 Los Angeles 43 26 13 4 56 113 89 Vancouver 44 23 13 8 54 117 108 Phoenix 41 20 12 9 49 123 127 Calgary 42 15 21 6 36 100 131 Edmonton 45 14 26 5 33 117 156 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Columbus 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO N.Y. Islanders 7, Dallas 3 Montreal 2, Florida 1 Calgary 4, Colorado 3 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 5, Toronto 3 Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 2, OT Carolina at Buffalo, ppd., inclement weather San Jose at Nashville, late Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, late Calgary at Phoenix, late St. Louis at Edmonton, late Pittsburgh at Vancouver, late Boston at Anaheim, late Minnesota at Los Angeles, late Wednesday’s Games Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Florida at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Dallas at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Boston at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
College Bowl Schedule 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 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 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State 23, Ball State 20 Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State 34, Auburn 31 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)
NFL Playoff Glance Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 New Orleans at Seattle, 4:35 p.m. (FOX) Indianpolis at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX) San Diego at Denver, 4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS) NFC, 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)
Men’s College Basketball Top 25 Schedule Wednesday’s Games No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 23 Illinois, 9 p.m. No. 6 Wichita State vs. Illinois State, 8 p.m. No. 8 Villanova at Seton Hall, 7 p.m. No. 10 Florida vs. South Carolina, 7 p.m. No. 11 Oklahoma State vs. Texas, 9 p.m. No. 13 San Diego State vs. Boise State, 11:05 p.m. No. 14 Kentucky vs. Mississippi State, 8 p.m. No. 15 Colorado vs. Washington State at Spokane (Wash.) Arena, 9 p.m. No. 18 Kansas at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. No. 19 UMass vs. Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m. No. 21 Missouri vs. Georgia, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 1 Arizona at UCLA, 9 p.m. No. 12 Louisville vs. No. 24 Memphis, 7 p.m. No. 17 Oregon vs. California, 11 p.m. No. 20 Iowa vs. Northwestern, 9 p.m. No. 22 Gonzaga at Portland, 11 p.m. Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 2 Syracuse vs. North Carolina, Noon
No. 5 Michigan State vs. Minnesota, 2:15 p.m. No. 6 Wichita State at Missouri State, 8 p.m. No. 7 Baylor vs. TCU, 1:30 p.m. No. 8 Villanova vs. St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, 1 p.m. No. 9 Iowa State at Oklahoma, Noon No. 10 Florida at Arkansas, 1 p.m. No. 11 Oklahoma State at West Virginia, 4 p.m. No. 14 Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 3:30 p.m. No. 16 Duke at Clemson, 2 p.m. No. 18 Kansas vs. No. 25 Kansas State, 2 p.m. No. 19 UMass vs. St. Bonaventure, 12:30 p.m. No. 21 Missouri at Auburn, 2 p.m. No. 24 Memphis at Temple, 3 p.m.
Men’s College Basketball Box Scores No. 16 DUKE 79, GEORGIA TECH 57 GEORGIA TECH (9-6) Morris 2-3 0-2 5, Holsey 1-3 0-0 2, Miller 7-11 0-1 14, Georges-Hunt 8-12 0-1 18, Golden 4-11 0-0 8, Poole, Jr. 0-2 0-2 0, Poole 0-2 0-0 0, Bolden 2-4 0-0 5, Stephens 2-5 0-0 5, Heyward 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-53 0-6 57. DUKE (12-3) Parker 4-12 4-4 12, Hood 8-12 6-6 27, Jefferson 2-3 2-3 6, Cook 4-10 4-4 13, Sulaimon 4-7 1-2 11, Thornton 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Hairston 0-0 0-0 0, Dawkins 2-7 5-6 10, Plumlee 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-51 22-25 79. Halftime—Duke 34-33. 3-Point Goals— Georgia Tech 5-16 (Georges-Hunt 2-4, Bolden 1-1, Morris 1-1, Stephens 1-4, Golden 0-2, Poole, Jr. 0-2, Poole 0-2), Duke 9-20 (Hood 5-7, Sulaimon 2-2, Cook 1-4, Dawkins 1-5, Parker 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Georgia Tech 25 (Miller 8), Duke 33 (Jefferson 10). Assists—Georgia Tech 11 (Golden 4), Duke 12 (Cook 5). Total Fouls—Georgia Tech 17, Duke 14. A—9,314. No. 9 IOWA ST. 87, No. 7 BAYLOR 72 BAYLOR (12-2) O’Neale 2-5 0-0 5, Chery 3-14 0-0 8, Franklin 5-11 1-1 15, Austin 5-8 0-0 10, Jefferson 3-7 1-2 7, Gathers 1-3 1-2 3, Heslip 5-10 1-3 15, Wainright 0-0 0-0 0, Prince 4-8 1-2 9. Totals 28-66 5-10 72. IOWA ST. (14-0) Ejim 8-14 0-2 18, Thomas 1-3 0-0 3, Hogue 3-4 2-2 8, Niang 4-10 1-1 9, Kane 11-18 6-9 30, Dorsey-Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Morris 5-8 0-0 13, Long 2-5 0-0 6, Gibson 0-0 0-1 0, Edozie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-62 9-15 87. Halftime—Iowa St. 40-38. 3-Point Goals—Baylor 11-25 (Heslip 4-6, Franklin 4-8, Chery 2-6, O’Neale 1-2, Austin 0-1, Prince 0-1, Jefferson 0-1), Iowa St. 10-25 (Morris 3-4, Kane 2-4, Ejim 2-5, Long 2-5, Thomas 1-3, Hogue 0-1, Niang 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Baylor 40 (Austin 12), Iowa St. 31 (Hogue 10). Assists— Baylor 13 (Chery 5), Iowa St. 23 (Kane 9). Total Fouls—Baylor 17, Iowa St. 13. Technical—Ejim. A—14,383.
Women’s Basketball Top 25 Schedule Wednesday’s Games No. 7 Baylor at West Virginia, 7 p.m. No. 11 Iowa State vs. Texas Tech, 8 p.m. No. 15 Oklahoma State at Kansas State, 8 p.m. No. 24 San Diego at Portland, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 2 Notre Dame vs. Boston College, 7 p.m. No. 3 Duke at Syracuse, 7 p.m. No. 6 Maryland vs. Wake Forest, 7 p.m. No. 8 Tennessee vs. Mississippi, 7 p.m. No. 9 Kentucky at No. 10 South Carolina, 7 p.m. No. 12 LSU vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m. No. 13 North Carolina vs. No. 20 N.C. State, 6 p.m. No. 14 Penn State at Illinois, 9 p.m. No. 16 Nebraska at Michigan State, 7 p.m. No. 18 Florida State at Miami, 7 p.m. No. 21 Purdue at Northwestern, 8 p.m. No. 25 Georgia at Missouri, 8 p.m. Friday’s Games No. 4 Stanford at Utah, 8 p.m. No. 17 Colorado vs. No. 19 California, 10 p.m. No. 23 Arizona State vs. Southern Cal, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 UConn vs. Temple, Noon No. 7 Baylor vs. TCU, 8 p.m. No. 11 Iowa State vs. No. 15 Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. No. 22 Indiana vs. Ohio State, 4:30 p.m. No. 24 San Diego at Gonzaga, 5 p.m.
College Football Final AP Top 25 Poll The Top 25 teams in final college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Florida St. (60) 14-0 1,500 1 2. Auburn 12-2 1,428 2 3. Michigan St. 13-1 1,385 4 4. South Carolina 11-2 1,247 8 5. Missouri 12-2 1,236 9 6. Oklahoma 11-2 1,205 11 7. Alabama 11-2 1,114 3 8. Clemson 11-2 1,078 12 9. Oregon 11-2 974 10 10. UCF 12-1 959 15 11. Stanford 11-3 936 5 12. Ohio St. 12-2 816 7 13. Baylor 11-2 778 6 14. LSU 10-3 717 14 15. Louisville 12-1 693 18 16. UCLA 10-3 632 17 17. Oklahoma St. 10-3 598 13 18. Texas A&M 9-4 459 20 19. Southern Cal 10-4 299 NR 20. Arizona St. 10-4 258 16 21. Notre Dame 9-4 256 25 22. Wisconsin 9-4 245 19 23. Duke 10-4 190 22 24. Vanderbilt 9-4 117 NR 25. Washington 9-4 109 NR Others receiving votes: Nebraska 107, Fresno St. 54, N. Illinois 22, N. Dakota St. 17, Texas Tech 14, Georgia 13, Iowa 13, Mississippi 10, Kansas St. 8, Arizona 5, Navy 3, East Carolina 2, Utah St. 2, Mississippi St. 1. BCS National Championship No. 1 FLORIDA ST. 34, No. 2 AUBURN 31 Auburn 7 14 0 10--31 Florida St. 3 7 3 21--34 First Quarter FSU—FG Aguayo 35, 9:53. Aub—Mason 12 pass from Marshall (Parkey kick), 3:07. Second Quarter Aub—Ray 50 pass from Marshall (Parkey kick), 13:48. Aub—Marshall 4 run (Parkey kick), 5:01. FSU—Freeman 3 run (Aguayo kick), 1:28. Third Quarter FSU—FG Aguayo 41, 6:05. Fourth Quarter FSU—Abram 11 pass from Winston (Aguayo kick), 10:55. Aub—FG Parkey 22, 4:42. FSU—Whitfield 100 kickoff return (Aguayo kick), 4:31. Aub—Mason 37 run (Parkey kick), 1:19. FSU—Benjamin 2 pass from Winston (Aguayo kick), :13. A—94,208. Team Statistics Aub FSU First downs 25 19 Rushes-yards 53-232 31-148 Passing 217 237 Comp-Att-Int 14-27-1 20-35-0 Return Yards 36 4 Punts-Avg. 6-43.2 6-42.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 5-38 8-60 Time of Possession 33:41 26:19 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Auburn, Mason 34-195, Marshall 16-45, Artis-Payne 1-1, Grant 1-(minus 3), Louis 1-(minus 6). Florida St., Freeman 11-73, Winston 11-26, K.Williams 5-25, Wilder Jr. 3-21, Abram 1-3. PASSING—Auburn, Marshall 14-27-1217. Florida St., Winston 20-35-0-237. RECEIVING—Auburn, Coates 4-61, Bray 3-4, Louis 2-28, Uzomah 2-8,
Ray 1-50, Mason 1-42, M.Davis 1-26, Marshall 0-(minus 2). Florida St., Greene 9-147, Benjamin 4-54, Freeman 3-21, Shaw 2-4, Abram 1-11, K.Williams 1-0.
ECHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SLPts GF GA Wheeling 31 15 10 1 5 36 84 88 Reading 28 15 12 1 0 31 79 77 Elmira 30 10 16 2 2 24 73 99 North Division GP W L OL SLPts GF GA Cincinnati 31 20 9 1 1 42108 83 Evansville 30 17 7 3 3 40104 96 Kalamazoo 30 16 11 1 2 35 85 77 F. Wayne 30 13 11 2 4 32 89 98 Toledo 30 10 17 3 0 23 88116 South Division GP W L OL SLPts GF GA S. Car. 33 24 6 1 2 51102 64 Florida 32 20 10 1 1 42111 93 Orlando 32 18 12 1 1 38 90 89 Greenville 32 14 15 2 1 31 78 83 Gwinnett 33 12 19 0 2 26 80 97 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W L OL SLPts GF GA Colorado 32 18 9 3 2 41103 87 Alaska 30 19 9 1 1 40 96 61 Idaho 32 17 11 2 2 38103 94 Utah 30 11 15 2 2 26 69 83 Pacific Division GP W L OL SLPts GF GA Ontario 33 24 5 1 3 52101 78 Stockton 32 17 11 0 4 38110 98 S. Fran. 34 12 17 4 1 29 81120 Bakersf. 30 13 16 0 1 27 75 90 Las Veg. 31 8 20 3 0 19 73111 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Gwinnett at South Carolina, late Toledo at Evansville, ppd., Inclement weather Las Vegas at Utah, late Wednesday’s Games Kalamazoo at Fort Wayne, 7 p.m. Wheeling at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Las Vegas at Utah, 9:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Cincinnati at Wheeling, 7 p.m. Evansville at Greenville, ppd., Inclement weather Alaska at San Francisco, 10:30 p.m.
Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with C Ramon Hernandez on a minor league contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with RHP Jesse Chavez on a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Designated OF Jerry Sands for assignment. Claimed LHP Pedro Figueroa off waivers from Oakland. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with OFs Shakir Albert and Julio Lugo, Cs Hendrik Clementina and Gersel Pitre and RHP Misja Harcksen. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with INF Robert Andino on a minor league contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Assigned RHP Adys Portillo outright to San Antonio (TL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Named Valerie J. Camillo chief revenue and marketing officer. American Association KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed INF Matt Padgett and RHP Josh Hildebrand. ST. PAUL SAINTS — Released INF Dan Kaczrowski. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Traded INF Anthony Kaskadden to Fargo-Moorhead for C Todd Jennings. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Released RHP Chris Allen. Signed RHP John Brebbia. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS — Waived C Andrew Bynum. LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Waived F Shawne Williams. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Sent F Ryan Gomes to Boston and cash considerations to Memphis, who sent conditional second-round draft picks in 2014 and 2017 to Oklahoma City and G Jerryd Bayless to Boston. Boston sent G Courtney Lee and a 2016 second-round draft pick to Memphis. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Waived C Daniel Orton. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed TEs Brett Brackett and Andre Hardy and G Christian Johnson to reserve/future contracts. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed OT Aaron Adams, CB Antonio Dennard, C Garth Gerhart, WR Alex Gillett, RB Orwin Smith, LB Chase Thomas, G Andrew Tiller and T Jeremy Vujnovich. MIAMI DOLHINS — Fired Jeff Ireland general manager. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed LB Ja’Gared Davis from the practice squad and WR Reggie Dunn to the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed TE Daniel Fells, WR Preston Parker, LB Spencer Adkins, OL Troy Kropog and PK/P Brandon McManus. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed WR David Gettis, P Robert Malone, RB Davin Meggett, LB Gabe Miller, CB Ryan Mouton, TE Richard Quinn, OL Tevita Stevens and DB Peyton Thompson to reserve/future contracts. Canadian Football League CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Signed QB Adrian McPherson. MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Signed DB Ed Gainey to a three-year contract. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Pat Tracey special teams coordinator and Markus Howell wide receivers coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled F Tanner Pearson from Manchester (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Loaned D Matt Dumba to Portland (WHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS — Reassigned G Robert Mayer to Hamilton (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Released F Philip-Michael Devos from a professional tryout contract. HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Assigned G Mike Condon and D Drew Schiestel to Wheeling (ECHL). PEORIA RIVERMEN — Assigned D Nick Wheeler and F Phil Bushbacher to Cincinnati (ECHL). Agreed to terms with F Jeremiah Ketts on an SPHL three-game tryout. WORCESTER SHARKS — Signed F Yanni Gourde to a professional tryout agreement and F Tyler Gron on a two-way AHL/ECHL contract. Loaned Fs Riley Brace and Sebastian Stalberg to San Francisco (ECHL). ECHL IDAHO STEELHEADS — Traded D James Isaacs to Greenville for future considerations. Signed D Matt Walters. SOCCER Major League Soccer LA GALAXY — Acquired F Samuel on loan from Fluminese (Brazil-Serie A). PORTLAND TIMBERS — Re-signed F Frederic Piquionne. North American Soccer League NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed M Danny Szetela to a contract extension. COLLEGE BIG TEN CONFERENCE — Suspended Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffrey one game and fined the school $10,000 for his violating the conference’s sportsmanship policy during Sunday’s game. AUBURN — Announced OT Greg Robinson will enter the NFL draft. HOFSTRA — Agreed to terms with men’s lacrosse coach Seth Tierney on a multiyear contract extension. MISSOURI — Announced RB Henry Josey will enter the NFL draft. NORTHWESTERN — Announced men’s basketball C Chier Ajou is transferring. OKLAHOMA CITY — Named Kyle Steele volleyball coach.
SPORTS BRIEFS • Weather causes more postponements for area teams Here’s an update on the latest postponements and cancellations from the KPC Media Group coverage area. The four-team Northeast Hoosier Conference wrestling meet at Norwell featuring DeKalb and East Noble has been rescheduled for 5:45 p.m. Monday. Lakeland’s boy/girl basketball doubleheader at Sturgis (Mich.) that was rescheduled for today has now been rescheduled again for Saturday, Feb. 8. The girls game will start at 6 p.m. followed by the boys game. Tuesday’s Lakewood Park Christian at Adams Central girls basketball clash is postponed with no make-up date scheduled as of yet. Tonight’s West Noble at Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball game has already been postponed and rescheduled for Jan. 22 with a 6:15 p.m. junior varsity start. Eastside at Antwerp (Ohio) wrestling was also postponed on Tuesday, with no reschedule date announced. The Angola at West Noble wrestling match for Tuesday was rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Ball State receiver Snead declares for NFL draft MUNCIE (AP) — Ball State receiver Willie Snead is giving up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. The junior made the announcement Tuesday. Last season, Snead had 106 receptions for 1,516 and 15 touchdowns — all single-season school records. He also was a first-team all-Mid-American Conference selection and was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Coach Pete Lembo said the school is working with Snead on a plan to earn his degree. Snead finished his career ranked on the on the school’s career list in receptions (223), yards receiving (2,991) and TD receptions (26) while setting the school record for 100-yard games (13).
AP source: Gruden to meet with Redskins today WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Gruden will interview with the Washington Redskins today, said a person familiar with the team’s coaching search, making the Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator the sixth known candidate to meet with general manager Bruce Allen. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team does not confirm interviews in advance. Gruden is a popular name among the five NFL teams without a head coach. He interviewed Tuesday with the Tennessee Titans and has drawn interest from at least two other teams. Allen has already met with Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell and New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. The Redskins have reached out to at least 11 candidates in the search to replace Mike Shanahan, who was fired last week after a 3-13 season. They’ve been attempting to set up an interview with Vanderbilt coach James Franklin as well as five other NFL assistants: Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.
Ireland out as Dolphins’ GM after six seasons MIAMI (AP) — Jeff Ireland is out after six seasons as general manager of the Miami Dolphins, who have failed to reach the playoffs the past five years. In a brief announcement Tuesday, owner Stephen Ross said he and Ireland mutually agreed to part ways. Ireland had been unpopular with fans for several years, and a late-season collapse by the team last month left his job in jeopardy. The Dolphins, who finished 8-8, said they would conduct an immediate search for a replacement to lead football operations. Still to be determined is Ireland’s role in a locker-room bullying scandal that drew national scrutiny. The NFL has yet to release a report on its investigation into the case.
Big Ten suspends Iowa’s McCaffery for one game DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Big Ten has suspended Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery for one game and fined Iowa $10,000 for his outburst during Sunday’s loss at Wisconsin. McCaffery received back-to-back technical fouls and was ejected for arguing with officials midway through the second half. The Big Ten says in a release on Tuesday that McCaffery’s actions violated the league’s sportsmanship policy. McCaffery will sit out Thursday’s home game against Northwestern. Assistant coach Kirk Speraw will take his place. McCaffery apologized for the second time in as many days Tuesday, saying he regrets his actions and accepts the league’s decision.
THE NEWS SUN
THE HERALD REPUBLICAN
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
Navigating snowy minefields The landscape was stark, dominated by blinding sunlight ricocheting off snow piles blown into frozen waves as far as the eye could see. Trees dotted the horizon, naked of leaves. Homes buttoned up and snowed in, smoke puffing from chimneys. It was Norman Rockwell’s version of a frozen Indiana hell. Outside the confines of their SUV late Monday morning, two DeKalb MATT County deputies, Adam Friedel and Ben Rice, GETTS worked to shovel their own vehicle out of a snowbank on C.R. 12. Somewhere on that roadway, a vehicle had been stranded for hours. Friedel and Rice were trying to get to it. But C.R. 12 was no longer a road. It was a snowy minefield. If it had been plowed, it didn’t show it. The wind had heaped snow in piles more than 2 feet deep. The edge of the road became the beginning of a field, and the field had become the road. In their efforts to get to the stranded vehicle, the sheriff’s They could have taken department’s the day off. Instead, four-wheel drive SUV, they chose to secure which one of the departhadn’t had its wheels ment’s four-wheel drive on actual pavement for vehicles and spend eight miles, slid hours navigating roads just enough that sloped and slid like off the road to get stuck. rapids … more searchOutside, and-rescue than serve the wind did not just and protect. howl, it screamed bitterly, ripping through layer after layer of clothing. The temperature was 13 below zero. The wind chill made it feel at least 20 degrees colder than that. In less than five minutes, any exposed flesh started to freeze solid. The temperature did not take your breath away, it froze it in place. A passerby in a heavy-duty truck with a snow blade eventually came to the rescue, minutes before a county plow arrived to assist. Friedel and Rice got to the stranded woman in her buried truck. They took her to her house. The two deputies moved on to search for the next stranded motorist. Friedel and Rice are not simply deputies. Both are detectives. Each has an unmarked, department-issue squad compact car, the kind of car that can’t get out of a driveway with more than a foot of fresh snow on the ground. They could have taken the day off. Instead, they chose to secure one of the department’s four-wheel drive vehicles and spend eight hours navigating roads that sloped and slid like rapids. Monday, Rice, Friedel and their law-enforcement brethren were more search-and-rescue than serve and protect. Friedel drove the entire shift. Rice complained from the passenger seat about Friedel’s driving. Friedel complained about Rice’s complaining. When it came time for one of them to go out into the dangerous cold, they raced to be the one to have to do it so the other could stay warm in the car. Friedel drove with the aggressiveness of Dale Sr. at Talladega. His one mantra: keep the SUV moving forward. To stop, no matter how perilous the traction, meant not to get started again. A dozen or more times he gunned it when the only sane course of action seemed to be to stop and become yet another frozen obstacle waiting for assistance. A dozen or more times he kept the SUV lunging forward, like a deer bursting through a creek. Except for the one time he got stuck (Rice reminded him of this constantly), Friedel was magic behind the wheel. Tuesday, they were going to be out again. Friedel would drive. Rice would complain. And they would put the needs of the community ahead of their own safety and comfort.
MATT GETTS writes an occasional column for this newspaper. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Record cold heats up crazy winter fun When it is absolutely below-zero bone-chilling freezing some people do silly things just for fun. On Facebook Monday I saw photos of Kendallville teens cavorting in backyard snow — in bathing suits. Little did I know that as I viewed those photos, Omar, our 16-year-old AFS YES exchange student from Palestine, was responding to a similar GRACE challenge. He posted on Facebook a video of HOUSHOLDER himself plunging into snow, bare chested. This craziness was in response to a “snow challenge” that began with a picture on Instagram that said “snow challenge,” Omar said. “You put the amount of likes you want to get and if you get that many likes you have to do it,” Omar explained. He asked for 40 likes and then he did it. He said he knows about a dozen other kids in the area who also dove into the snow Monday. Some of them asked for 100 likes, PHOTO CONTRIBUTED he said. Omar Daqah’s “selfi e” of himself His dad, mom and older sister in carrying out the “snow challenge” Palestine, who are on Facebook almost as much as Omar, probably saw Omar dive into Monday in Kendallville. the snow bare-chested before I did. snow. Omar showed us incredible photos For almost a week, Omar had been quite of buried cars and snow sculptures from a ill with the flu, and of course we and his land that most of us think of as warm, year family were concerned. His recovery had ’round. been slow. Following Omar’s dive into the A few days after Palestine’s historic snow I said something like this: “Omar, you snowfall, Omar’s younger brother posted a got better sooner than I thought you would. photo on Facebook of a snowman he had I thought your day of recovery would be made … wearing Omar’s hat! the first day that there was no possibility of Kids of all ages do crazy things in me asking you to shovel. But I was wrong. ridiculously cold weather. My friends You’re healthy now. So let’s get out there Cathy Linsenmayer and Antonio Lauriola, and shovel!” who have a home on Sylvan Lake, threw He was enthusiastic and up for the up steaming hot water to create fantastic challenge! We made enough progress on cloud formations. Their son, Daniel, is an the deck, sidewalk and driveway to impress engineering student at Rose-Hulman. Terry when he got home. “We saw some Rose-Hulman students Snow-wise, Kendallville is barely keeping try this, and thought it would be a fun break up with Ramallah, Omar’s hometown in from shoveling snow,” Cathy said. “All it Palestine. In December when we had 8 involves is boiling water and tossing it into inches of snow, Ramallah had 23 inches of
In Tuesday’s below zero temperatures Antonio Lauriola threw up steaming hot water to create fantastic cloud formations on the shores of Sylvan Lake in Noble County. He did it three times … and then again with blue food coloring added for dramatic effect.
the sub-zero air. The resulting vapor/ice cloud was so impressive, that we actually did it three times!” And then they did it again with blue food coloring added for dramatic effect. Another crazy “just because” thing is grilling in sub-zero temperatures. Mike Marturello, editor of The Herald Republican, lives on Snow Lake in Steuben County. Monday night, “Just so I could say I did,” he grilled burgers outdoors on his deck. In response to my query, he said by the time he got them into the house, they were still warm enough to melt the cheese that he put on them. GRACE HOUSHOLDER is a columnist and editorial writer for this newspaper. Contact her at email@example.com.
Passion, segmented media, narcissism are divisive As we are exiting the season of “peace if we agree with the cause. Is it any surprise on earth — goodwill towards men” and that we prefer political commentators who entering yet another legislative and political are strident compared with those who are season, it seems appropriate more circumspect? to examine why contemporary Second, the communications political discourse has become so revolution of the past 20 years has divisive and shrill. led to increased segmentation in the Of course, when has political media. The old media monopoly has discussion been unifying and been replaced with more diversity open-minded? Fair enough, but in news sources. This revolution it certainly seems that political can’t be turned back and it has many discussion has become more positive attributes. A by-product of mean-spirited today than it was media segmentation, however, is CECIL that we live in a media “bubble” of in previous decades. Although I offer no solution beyond a our own making. Progressives get BOHANON their news from MSNBC and the general saccharine resolution that we should all be nicer to one Huffington Post while conservatives another, I think there are at least get theirs from FOX and the Drudge three sources of today’s extreme Report, and never the twain meet. acrimony. We pick news sources that re-enforce First, there has been a glacial but and inflame our own ideological biases. important change in the proper role of This goes well with the modern desire to passion in public discourse. James Madison, be entertained: It is so much more fun to be Adam Smith and Jane Austen all thought entertained than to have to think through a “passions” — or in modern parlance, serious argument. emotions — were an essential part of Finally, the narcissism of my generahuman nature. They also believed public tion — the baby boomers — has become displays of passions ought to be restrained. a permanent feature of our culture. An Self-command was a cardinal virtue. It “it’s all about me” attitude extends beyond obliged individuals to mute their own materialistic selfishness. It also fuels feelings in public. intellectual and moral arrogance. The “I’m By the 1960s these traditional restraints always right, I never lie and I am a morally on displays of public emotions seemed superior creature” posture comes naturally excessive and repressive. To be genuine in to the self-absorbed person. A logical the expression of one’s feelings became a extension of this view is that those who virtue. Today being “passionate” about a disagree with me must be liars as well as cause is something we admire — especially my intellectual and moral inferiors.
The “I’m always right” posture comes naturally to the self-absorbed person. A logical extension of this view is that those who disagree must be liars as well as intellectual and moral inferiors.
• I confess I have sinned on all three margins. More important, however, both sides of the political divide are guilty of these sins in equal proportion. Both left and right generally applaud their own purveyors of vitriol as heroic and thought-provoking commentators while condemning the other side’s as hateful demagogues. Both left and right stay in their own media bubble. Both left and right are convinced of their own intrinsic intellectual and moral superiority while impugning the motives of their political opponents. As stated at the outset, there is no obvious remedy. In an upcoming column I will share an insight that I think offers a respectful way of characterizing the differences between political groups. CECIL BOHANON, PH.D., an adjunct scholar of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, is a professor of economics at Ball State University. © Copyright Cecil Bohanon; distributed with permission to member newspapers; all rights reserved.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
American oil companies want export ban lifted
Velveeta shortage may hit during football playoffs NEW YORK (AP) â€” Playoff parties may have one fewer dip option this year. Kraft Foods says some customers may not be able to find Velveeta cheese over the next few weeks. A representative for the company, Jody Moore, didnâ€™t give any reasons for the apparent shortage, saying only that they happen from time to time given the â€œnature of manufacturing.â€? She noted that the lack of availability is more noticeable because of the seasonal demand during the NFL playoffs. The company has been airing TV commercials featuring a recipe for a chili con queso dip made with Velveeta. Moore says it should be a short-term situation and that Kraft hasnâ€™t yet heard from any customers who are having problem finding the products. She did not say whether the company experienced a similar shortage last year. The trade publication Ad Age reported the issue Tuesday, quoting an employee at a Brooklynarea grocery store who didnâ€™t expect shipments again until February due to â€œa plant issue.â€?
British airport reopens after bomb scare LONDON (AP) â€” Officials say Scotlandâ€™s Edinburgh airport is reopening after a closure of several hours following the discovery of a suspicious package. The airport terminal was evacuated and a police cordon was thrown up Tuesday after the discovery of the â€œsuspicious bagâ€? at 1:50 p.m. Explosive disposal experts were sent to the scene and several outbound flights were canceled, while inbound flights were diverted to Glasgow Airport, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) away. Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar told the BBC that the package had been determined not to be a threat. Scotland experienced an airport attack in in June 2007, when two men attempted to crash a blazing Jeep loaded with explosives into Glasgow Airport. The carâ€™s path was blocked and the explosives failed to detonate.
People â€˘ â€˜Transformersâ€™ director walks out on Samsung show LAS VEGAS (AP) â€” â€œTransformersâ€? director Michael Bay says heâ€™s embarrassed that he walked off the stage during a presentation of Samsungâ€™s Bay new curved ultra-high-definition television. Video of the cringeworthy incident at the International CES gadget show in Las Vegas circulated on social media sites late Monday and early Tuesday. In a statement posted online and confirmed by Bayâ€™s production company, Bay says: â€œI guess live shows arenâ€™t my thing.â€? The video shows Bay start to speak, then stop when the presenter speaks. Bay resumes speaking, then stops again, saying the teleprompter isnâ€™t working correctly. Bay and the presenter then attempt to talk off-thecuff about the 105-inch TV, but the flustered director apologizes and abruptly leaves the stage.
Passengers unload their luggage after arriving at Union Station in Chicago Tuesday after their Amtrak train from Los Angeles became stuck in snow drifts.
The severe weather forced hundreds of Amtrak passengers to spend the night on board three trains stranded due to the snow in northern Illinois.
Train passengers stranded CHICAGO (AP) â€” The Amtrak train slowed to a crawl as it hammered through snowdrifts in an empty stretch of Illinois countryside, delivering thuds and jolts to passengers, until it lurched into a mound big enough to grind its 8,000-horsepower engine to a halt. About 90 miles short of their Chicago destination, passengers sheltered inside the train overnight, reading books, watching movies on computers and taking what amusement they could from a conductor who cracked jokes over the intercom. Food ran low and some tempers boiled over, but staff kept the heat on, entertained children and even escorted small groups of people outside for smoke
breaks. â€œYou hear those horror stories about the cars that stop in the snow and they freeze to death. I thought, â€˜Oh God, this is going to happen, weâ€™re going to be in blankets,â€? said passenger Chris Smith. They werenâ€™t alone. Across huge swaths of the country, the polar vortex froze travel. Motorists, airline passengers and commuters were left fighting to stay in motion and, when that failed, fighting to stave off boredom and cold. Airlines again canceled several thousand flights Tuesday, as the extreme cold slowed everything from baggage-handling to refueling. On the roads, powerful winds pushing the snow into desert-like dunes
forced authorities to shut major highways, including a 75-mile stretch of Interstate 81 north of Syracuse, N.Y., to the Canadian border. The snow-bound train stuck near the tiny village of Arlington in north-central Illinois was one of three Amtrak trains carrying a total of 500 passengers that got stuck in the state overnight. Amtrak officials eventually got them to safety, then bused them to their destinations. A fourth train, carrying 150 people from Washington, D.C., to Chicago came to a halt in Indianapolis because of blowing snow. Smithâ€™s train began its journey in warm Los Angeles, passing the Grand Canyon and carving through wheat fields.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” American oil companies have not been allowed to export crude for 40 years, but the industry wants to change that, even though the U.S. still consumes far more oil than it produces. A surprising surge in domestic production of light, sweet crude â€” a particular type of oil that foreign refiners covet â€” has triggered growing calls to lift the restrictions, which were put in place after the Arab oil embargo of 1973. But the idea is touching a nerve that remains raw four decades after oil shortages crippled the economy and led to the law that banned crude exports without a special license. â€œFor 40 years, energy policy has been shaped by that experience of the 1970s,â€? says Daniel Yergin, energy historian, author and vice chairman of the research and analysis firm IHS. â€œBut we are in a different world. Neither our logistics nor our thinking has caught up with the dramatic changes in North America.â€? Skeptics worry that lifting the restrictions would lead to higher gasoline prices and decreased energy security. Economists and analysts argue that it would have little or no effect on prices, largely because the U.S. already exports record amounts of gasoline and diesel, which are not restricted.
Some experts say allowing crude exports could actually improve energy security by encouraging more domestic production. Major oil companies such as Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips, along with the American Petroleum Institute, an oil and gas lobbying group, are the biggest proponents of ending the ban. On Tuesday, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski released a paper on energy exports describing the nationâ€™s export laws as â€œantiquatedâ€? and urging President Barack Obama and the Senate to allow crude exports. Late last year, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz suggested at an industry gathering that it may be time to revisit export laws. But easing the restrictions will be politically difficult, especially in an election year. In a recent letter to Obama, New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez made an argument that is likely to resonate with voters: â€œCrude oil that is produced in the U.S. should be used to lower prices here at home, not sent to the other side of the world.â€? Environmental groups have worries, too, mainly that by allowing U.S. companies to export crude to get higher prices, producers will be encouraged to use expensive, environmentally damaging techniques to obtain the oil.
Supreme Court shying away from tech issues WASHINGTON (AP) â€” At the Supreme Court, technology can be regarded as a necessary evil, and sometimes not even necessary. When the justices have something to say to each other in writing, they never do it by email. Their courthouse didnâ€™t even have a photocopying machine until 1969, a few years after â€œXeroxâ€? had become a verb. So as the legal fight over the NSAâ€™s high-tech collection of telephone records moves through the court system, possibly en route to the Supreme Court, some justices already are on record as saying they should be wary about taking on major questions of technology and privacy. As Justice Elena Kagan understated last summer, â€œThe justices are not necessarily the most technologically sophisticated people.â€?
The wariness shows up in rulings, too. When the court in 2010 upheld a police departmentâ€™s warrantless search of an officerâ€™s personal, sometimes sexually explicit messages on a government-owned pager, Justice Anthony Kennedy suggested caution. He wrote, â€œThe judiciary risks error by elaborating too fully on the Fourth Amendment implications of emerging technology before its role in society has become clear.â€? Clear or not, the implications of technology are increasingly relevant. Constitutional protection against the prying eyes of government, without a judgeâ€™s prior approval, is embodied in the Fourth Amendmentâ€™s prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. Last month, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon of Washington ruled that the NSAâ€™s phone-records
JPMorgan to pay $2.5 billion for Madoff scheme NEW YORK (AP) â€” JPMorgan Chase & Co., already beset by costly legal woes, will pay over $2.5 billion for ignoring obvious warning signs of Bernard Madoffâ€™s massive Ponzi scheme, authorities said Tuesday. The bank will pay $1.7 billion to settle criminal charges and a $350 million civil penalty for what the Treasury Department called â€œcritical and widespread deficienciesâ€? in its programs to prevent money laundering and other suspicious activity. It also will pay $543 million to settle other victim claims, according to settlements announced by Irving H. Picard, the trustee recovering money for thousands of Madoffâ€™s victims. George Venizelos, head
of the FBIâ€™s New York office, said the company failed to carry out its legal obligations while Madoff â€œbuilt his massive house of cards.â€? â€œIt took until after the arrest of Madoff, one of the worst crooks this office has ever seen, for JPMorgan to alert authorities to what the world already knew,â€? he said. JPMorgan, the primary bank through which Madoff operated since 1986, withdrew about $300 million of its own money from Madoff feeder funds in 2008, soon after the bankâ€™s London desk circulated a memo describing JPMorganâ€™s inability to validate Madoffâ€™s trading activity or custody of assets and his â€œodd choiceâ€? of a one-man accounting firm, the government said.
collection program probably fails that Fourth Amendment test and is unconstitutional. Leon called the program â€œOrwellianâ€? in scale. The Obama administration has defended the program as an important tool in the fight against terrorism and is expected to appeal the ruling. Complicating matters, 11 days after Leonâ€™s ruling, U.S. District Judge William Pauley III of New York declared the NSA program legal in dismissing a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. In addition, legislation in Congress and possible administration changes could alter NSA surveillance and affect the court cases. Still, many people expect the Supreme Court will have the final word on the program, especially if other appellate judges agree with Leon. Among those who think the Supreme Court will
weigh in is Justice Antonin Scalia, who addressed the topic in July in a questionand-answer session with a technology group. He didnâ€™t sound happy about the prospect of such a ruling. Scalia said the elected branches of government are better situated to balance security needs and privacy protections. But he said that the Supreme Court took that power for itself in 1960s-era expansions of privacy rights, including prohibitions on wiretapping without a judgeâ€™s approval. â€œThe consequence of that is that whether the NSA can do the stuff itâ€™s been doing â€Ś which used to be a question for the people â€Ś will now be resolved by the branch of government that knows the least about the issues in question, the branch that knows the least about the extent of the threat against which the wiretap-
Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and the rest of the court may be reluctant to take on cases dealing with technology and privacy.
ping is directed,â€? he said. Scalia repeatedly used the term â€œwiretapâ€? in his comments, but indicated later that he was speaking more generally about NSA surveillance, including the collection of phone records.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
Israeli settlers detained, injured Obama’s Mideast policies strained
KARYOUT, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians on Tuesday chased and grabbed more than a dozen Israeli settlers who witnesses said had attacked Palestinian farmers near a West Bank village. The settlers were held for about two hours at a house under construction before being handed over to the Israeli military. During the standoff, the settlers huddled near a wall of the house, several bleeding from the head, and one was lying on the ground. By the time Israeli soldiers arrived, the crowd surrounding the settlers had grown to about 200 people, an AP photographer said. People kicked and spit at the settlers as they were led away by soldiers. Human rights groups have reported an increase in attacks by militant settlers on Palestinians and their property in the West Bank in recent years. However, Tuesday’s incident appeared to mark the first time settlers were captured and held by Palestinians. The Israeli military said it had received word of a stone-throwing clash between settlers and Palestinian farmers and that it later evacuated 11 settlers with light and moderate injuries from the building. The incident began at about 10:30 a.m. near the West Bank village of Qusra,
Injured Israeli settlers are detained by Palestinian villagers in a building under construction near the West Bank village of Qusra, southeast of the city of Nablus, Tuesday. Palestinians held more
southeast of the city of Nablus, said Ziad Odeh, the Muslim prayer leader in Qusra and a member of the village council. He said about 25 to 30 settlers, many of them masked, attacked Qusra farmers in an olive grove with sticks and stones, injuring a Palestinian boy in the head. A clash ensued, farmers called for reinforcements and about 100 youths
than a dozen Israeli settlers for about two hours Tuesday in retaliation for the latest in a string of settler attacks on villages in the area, witnesses said.
arrived from the village, Odeh said. The settlers ran away and the villagers gave chase, said Odeh and another witness, village resident Abdel Hakim Wadi. They said several of the settlers sought cover in the building under construction, located on the edge of the village of Karyout, about four kilometers (2.5 miles) from Qusra.
Villagers grabbed them however and turned the building into a holding area where they also put other settlers they chased down in the area, Odeh said. Some of the settlers were tied up, and most had signs of beating injuries, according to an AP photographer at the scene. Odeh said the beatings stopped after the settlers were seized.
One dies, three hurt in avalanche VAIL, Colo. (AP) — One person was killed and three others were injured Tuesday in an avalanche in the backcountry near Vail. The slide happened at around 11:30 a.m. in East Vail Chutes, an area between Vail Mountain and Vail Pass, Eagle County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jessie Mosher said. The three survivors were
expected to recover from their injuries. The death is the fifth in the Rocky Mountain region and the second in Colorado in the last two weeks. The avalanche danger where the latest deadly slide occurred is rated as considerable at or above the tree line for two main reasons. New snow over the weekend was pushed
into slabs by wind, and those more cohesive layers of snow are resting on top of the relatively weak early season snowfall, said Spencer Logan of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The combination of a weak base layer under cohesive slabs tends to create slides that break in very wide pieces.
Such dangerous conditions are possible each winter, but last year they didn’t develop until late January because significant snowfall didn’t develop until later in the season, Logan said. East Vail Chutes has had a series of slides in the last few weeks, including one that trapped a skier.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is confronted with a recent burst of strength by al-Qaida that is chipping away at the remains of Mideast stability, testing his hands-off approach to conflicts in Iraq and Syria at the same time he pushes to keep thousands of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Al-Qaida-backed fighters have fought hard against other rebel groups in Syria, in a sideshow to the battle to unseat President Bashar Assad. Across the border in Iraq, they led a surprisingly strong campaign to take two of the cities that U.S. forces suffered heavy losses to protect. This invigorated front highlights the tension between two of Obama’s top foreign policy tenets: to end American involvement in Mideast wars and to eradicate insurgent extremists — specifically al-Qaida. It also raises questions about the future U.S. role in the region if militants overtake American gains made during more than a decade of war. In Afghanistan, Obama already has decided to continue the fight against extremists, as long as Afghan President Hamid Karzai signs off on a joint security agreement. Obama seeks to leave as many as 10,000 troops there beyond December, extending what already has become the longest U.S. war. But officials say he would be willing to withdraw completely at the end of this year if the security agreement cannot be finalized. That would mirror the U.S. exit from Iraq, the other unpopular war Obama inherited. A spike in sectarian violence followed the U.S. withdrawal at
the end of 2011, and now followed by the recent, alarming takeover of Ramadi and Fallujah by an al-Qaida affiliate known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Marina Ottaway, a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, said the extremists taking hold in Iraq are a spillover from the conflict in neighboring Syria and have been bolstered by Obama’s reluctance to arm the more moderate rebels fighting Assad. “There is no doubt that the U.S. policy helped create a vacuum in which the only effective forces were the radical forces,” Ottaway said Tuesday. Syria’s bloody civil war had not yet begun when the U.S. was making plans to withdraw from Iraq. But White House officials contend that keeping American troops in Iraq would have done little to stop the current violence. “There was sectarian conflict, violent sectarian conflict, in Iraq when there were 150,000 U.S. troops on the ground there,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said. “So the idea that this would not be happening if there were 10,000 troops in Iraq I think bears scrutiny.” Still, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, a former top commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said al-Qaida and other insurgents are seeking to take advantage of sectarian tensions across much of the Mideast. “This is not just about Iraq,” Odierno told reporters Tuesday. “It’s something that we have to be cognizant of as we look across the Middle East: What’s going on in Syria, what’s going on in Lebanon, what’s going on inside of Iraq.”
Ex-New York City workers charged in disability scam NEW YORK (AP) — Scores of retired New York City police officers, firefighters and prison guards were charged Tuesday with faking psychiatric problems to get federal disability benefits — with some falsely claiming their conditions arose after the Sept. 11 attacks, prosecutors said. Four ringleaders coached the former workers on how to falsely describe symptoms of depression and other mental health problems that allowed them to get payouts as high as $500,000, said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. The ringleaders made tens of thousands in dollars in secret kickbacks, Vance said. Among the retirees arrested were 72 city police officers, eight firefighters, five corrections officers and one Nassau County Police Department officer. Investigators said the scam stretched back more than two decades, with
the ex-officers and other workers collecting years’ worth of benefits for citing mental health problems so severe that they couldn’t work at all. The workers were coached on how to portray their problems, reporting that they were so psychologically damaged that they couldn’t take care of themselves, prosecutors said. Many of the officers legitimately had physical disabilities that would have entitled them to state disability pensions, but would not have entitled them to federal Social Security disability insurance, which requires a complete inability to work. Internal Affairs Chief Charles Campisi said many of the officers exaggerated their psychological trauma to gain the Social Security benefits. Most claimed post-traumatic stress disorder and many said it was because of the Sept. 11 attacks, he said. The NYPD has no information
that they weren’t actually working after the terrorist attack, just that they overstated the effect, he said. One of the defendants who said he couldn’t work taught martial arts. Another former police officer who claimed he couldn’t leave the house worked at a cannoli stand at a street festival. Another claimed depression so crippling that it kept him house-bound but was photographed aboard a Sea-Doo watercraft. Many said they could not use a computer but had Facebook pages, Twitter handles and YouTube channels, prosecutors said. “The brazenness is shocking,” Vance said. More than 100 defendants were charged with crimes including grand larceny. Arraignments in the sweeping case began late Tuesday morning, with several of the defendants pleading not guilty and being released without bail.
Ship hauls away first of Syria’s chemical weapons BEIRUT (AP) — The first batch of the most dangerous chemicals in Syria’s arsenal was loaded onto a Danish ship and taken out of the country Tuesday under tight security, an important milestone in the international operation to rid President Bashar Assad of the weapons by midyear. The operation at Syria’s port of Latakia took place against the backdrop of a widening civil war and escalating infighting between a chaotic mix of
Syrian rebel brigades and an al-Qaida linked militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. With the rebel-on-rebel fighting now in its fifth day, the shadowy leader of another faction affiliated with al-Qaida pleaded with his comrades to stop the spreading clashes, warning it threatened to upend gains made against Syrian government forces. The chemicals were supposed to have been removed from Syria by Dec. 31, but poor
security, bad weather and other factors meant the deadline was missed by a week. The raw materials — precursor chemicals for poison gas — were moved to the government-held port of Latakia from two sites in Syria and loaded onto the Danish cargo ship, which then set sail, said Sigrid Kaag, the Dutch diplomat coordinating the joint mission by the U.N. and Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
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Note warning signs of potential abusers DEAR ABBY: When my daughter was 20, she met a guy who one minute showered her with roses and the next would beat her up. She stayed with him thinking she could change him, and became pregnant. On her 21st birthday, she tried to get away from him. He chased her up the road and went to punch her in the stomach. When she turned to avoid the blow, it landed, hitting the baby in the head and killed the child. Abby, once a beater, always a beater. I hope all women in abusive relationships will see this letter. My daughter is fine now, married and expecting. I pray for the women and girls out there who are going through what she once had to. — PENNSYLVANIA MOM DEAR PENNSYLVANIA MOM: I’m glad you wrote, because your
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letter reminds me that it has been some time since I printed the warning signs of an abuser. Here they are: (1) PUSHES FOR QUICK INVOLVEMENT: Comes on strong. DEAR An abuser ABBY pressures the new partner for exclusive Jeanne Phillips an commitment almost immediately. (2) JEALOUS: Excessively possessive; calls constantly or visits unexpectedly. (3) CONTROLLING: If you are late, interrogates you intensively about whom you talked to and where you were.
(4) UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS: Expects you to be the perfect mate and meet his or her every need. (5) ISOLATION: Tries to isolate you from family and friends; accuses people who are your supporters of “causing trouble.” (6) BLAMES OTHERS FOR PROBLEMS OR MISTAKES: It’s always someone else’s fault if something goes wrong. (7) MAKES OTHERS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OR HER FEELINGS: The abuser says, “You make me angry” instead of “I am angry.” (8) HYPERSENSITIVITY: Is easily insulted, claiming hurt feelings when he or she is really mad. Readers, if you feel you are at risk, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or thehotline.org.
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DEAR DOCTOR K: After smoking for more than 15 years, I finally quit eight months ago. But I still miss my cigarettes. I recently heard about electronic cigarettes. Are they safe? DEAR READER: I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, from my patients. Like you, my patients want to know if they’re a safe alternative to cigarettes. The truth is that nobody knows if e-cigarettes are safe. That’s because e-cigarette makers have not submitted their products for FDA approval, which would require proof of safety and effectiveness. Ads claim e-cigarettes help people stop smoking, but I’m not aware of any strong evidence to back this up. For readers who’ve never seen one, e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes or cigars. Others look more like pens. They all are built around
the safety of e-cigarettes. Second, e-cigarettes still contain an array of chemicals. These include diethylene glycol, a highly toxic substance; formaldehyde, a powerful carcinogen; and at least four other chemicals suspected of being harmful to humans. There is no proof that e-cigarettes increase the risk of cancer the way real cigarettes surely do, but again, that’s because there are no good, long-term studies of safety. Third, e-cigarettes are designed to simulate the smoking experience. By doing so, they might tempt ex-smokers into resuming the habit. They could also be a gateway into cigarette smoking for young people who are not yet hooked. Until we have scientific studies, it’s buyer beware. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is: AskDoctorK.com.
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